Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Office of Governor Tom Wolf “I’m proud to stand — sit — here with you today to support your futures.” pic.twitter.com/Ik0sHZ4L6y— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February 14, 2017 February 17, 2017 The Blog, Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf spoke out in opposition of Senate Bill 3. Joined by First Lady Frances Wolf, legislators, state officials, medical professionals, and women’s health advocates, the governor hosted press conferences and discussions on the bill in Philadelphia and Abington.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf was joined by pre-k students to announce that his 2017-2018 budget proposal includes a $75 million increase for early childhood education.The governor also highlighted his budget’s job creation initiatives in State College and improved services for seniors in Wilkes-Barre.Expanding Medicaid and healthcare coverage for Pennsylvanians has been a priority for Governor Wolf since he became governor. This week, Governor Wolf joined the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association in asking the PA delegation to prioritize affordable healthcare. The governor also sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to highlight the importance of Medicaid expansion.Governor Wolf’s Week, February 12 – February 18, 2017Monday, 2/13/17Governor Wolf Outlines a Better Way Forward, Details Importance of Entrepreneurship and 2017-2018 Budget Job Creation Initiatives While Visiting State CollegeIn Wilkes-Barre, Governor Wolf Discusses How His 2017-2018 Budget is a New Way Forward for SeniorsTuesday, 2/14/17Governor Wolf Joins Pennsylvania Nurses in Asking PA Delegation to Prioritize Quality, Affordable HealthcarePre-K Students Thank Governor Wolf for $75 Million Increase for Early Childhood Education in 2017-2018 BudgetGovernor Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant AwardsWednesday, 2/15/17Governor Wolf Announces 51 New Jobs with Hearth & Home Technologies Expansion in Dauphin CountyGO-TIME: Department of Corrections Food Procurement Services and Management Software System Contract to Save an Estimated $16.6 Million Over Three YearsGovernor Wolf Joins Health Professionals, Advocates to Denounce Senate Bill 3Thursday, 2/16/17First Lady Frances Wolf Visits Radcliffe Learning Center, Highlights $75 Million Increase for Early Childhood Education in 2017-2018 BudgetGovernor Wolf Approves $1.4 Million to Support Nine Community Revitalization Projects StatewideGovernor Wolf Highlights Importance of Medicaid in Letter to U.S. Senate Finance CommitteeFriday, 2/17/17Governor and First Lady Wolf Join Health Professionals, Advocates, & Legislators to Denounce Senate Bill 3GO-TIME: L&I Renegotiates State Workers Insurance Fund Generic Drug Pricing, Saving $275,000 AnnuallyHighlights from Twitter#SB3 severely limits women’s ability to make informed decisions about their own health care. If #SB3 reaches my desk, I will veto it. pic.twitter.com/INGIL8vVge— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February 16, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf’s Week, February 12 – February 18, 2017
But there are many examples of players who have headed for big clubs only to find they end up playing a peripheral role. Jack Rodwell, a rising star at Everton but now surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium, is a prime example. Dyke’s suggestion to improve the number of youngsters making the grade is to establish a new tier within the Football League to accommodate Premier League B teams. Hodgson is not entirely sure how to solve the problem. “We need to keep looking to see if there is a system that would help these 19-year-olds who are not playing in (Manchester) United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City first teams,” he said. “Is there a way of getting them into football on a regular basis to play against men that would improve them? It’s not as easy as all that. “You’d run into arguments that would the best thing for Raheem Sterling not playing for Liverpool to go and play in the English third division or the Conference? “Would that be the best way forward? It’s complicated. I’m glad we’re looking into it.” Hodgson thinks England should get more access to young players so they are ready for what awaits them if they make the step up to full international level. “We have to make certain that we get as much access as we can to the players in the academies, that we induct them fully into what we’re expecting,” he said. “We have to make certain that when the players come into our environment we induct them fully into what we are expecting, what we think being an England player means, not just in terms of behaviour and culture, but in terms of how important it is for you to play in a certain way, making certain we get our midfielders turning on the ball, receiving balls on the back foot, being positive. “We can do some work on that. We don’t just have to rely on clubs giving their 19-year-old a game in the first team or not. We can do that.” Roy Hodgson believes England’s brightest young stars will always struggle to break into the top Premier League sides because of expensive foreign imports. The chairman of the Football Association concluded in his report that the national team was heading for oblivion if it did not redress the shrinking number of English players in top-flight football. And Hodgson agrees the pathway to the top for the best young English prospects is not an easy one to navigate. “There’s always going to be a problem. It’s ridiculous to try to suggest there isn’t,” the England manager said. “The players we’re looking at who could be good enough to play for England at 18, 19, 20 years of age are quite often playing in the top five or six clubs. “That’s where the biggest stars are, and where the biggest money is and where the biggest chance of a blockage is in getting into the team. So let’s come to terms with that.” There are some examples of English youngsters who have climbed to the top. Raheem Sterling wowed the crowd in the Arena Amazonia against Italy with some of his touches despite being just 19 years old. And Andros Townsend scored a stunning goal on his debut against Montenegro last October having turned 22 just a few months earlier. England’s inexperienced squad were condemned to their quickest World Cup exit in history last Friday, less than 24 hours after their 2-1 defeat to Uruguay. Past World Cup exits have been followed by inquests into English football’s deep-rooted problems, but that has not been the case this time around as Greg Dyke conducted one before the tournament began. Press Association
THE Demerara U-17s remained unbeaten when action in the third and final round of the GCB/ RUBiS Bel Air Under-17 Inter-county 2019 came to a close at Everest cricket ground. Demerara’s Mathew Nandu hit a positive 70 to help his side to victory over the Select Under-15 XI.Despite U-15 captain Zachary Jodah and Krisna Singh sharing 6 wickets, they lost by two runs.Demerara won the toss and elected to bat, posting a challenging 207 all out from 48.2 of their allotted 50 overs. Mathew Nandu hit a well-composed 70, while Rommel Daterdeen scored 49 and Niran Bissu chipped in with 40.Bowling for the Select U-15, Zachary Jodah and Krisna Singh grabbed 3 for 39 and 44 respectively, while Mavendra Dindyal, Alvin Mohabir and Thaddeus Lovell grabbed one wicket apiece.In reply, the Select XI gave an excellent account of themselves and fell just three runs short of victory, finishing on 205 for 6 from 50 overs.Opening batsman Rampertab Ramnauth stroked 76, while Mavendra Dindyal continued his rich vein of form by making a solid 67. The other batsmen to reach double figures were Tameshwar Mahadeo with 17 and Thaddeus Lovell, 16 not out.Bowling for Demerara, Andre Seepersaud took 2 for 31 while Rudranauth Kisssoon had one for 44.