Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Bryan Westfall

first_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Adams County to fly at half-staff to honor Bryan Westfall.Bryan Westfall, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016, while performing his job duties.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Bryan Westfall August 18, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

City of Sarajevo received the support for its Candidature for the host of Formula E Race

first_imgThe City of Sarajevo received the support from the Formula E top team and the best driver in the world in its candidature for the host of Formula E race in 2020.Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka, Jean Eric Vergne, driver of Techeetah team, Edmund Chu, team manager and Samir Cerić, manager of Sarajevo Sports International spoke at the Press Conference held in the entrance hall of the Alta Shopping Centre. Techeetah DS E-Tense FE 19 racing car which was brought from Paris for this occasion was presented to the audience.The hosting of this race would be much more than a sport spectacle for Bosnia and Herzegovina. It would promote economic and touristic potentials of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, attract new investors, and improve economic development of the whole region.Mayor Skaka stressed that the candidature and hosting of Formula E race, as well as the preparations for the race present a great challenge, adding that that challenge will place Sarajevo next to Paris, Berlin, Hong Kong, Zurich and New York.“For us, work on this project is an investment that would bring multiple benefits to the citizens. Formula E would promote the BiH capital, and have a great economic, sports and symbolic significance. The City of Sarajevo deserves this kind of spectacle. We have been taking concrete steps for several months with our partners to make the hosting of this race possible. The promotion of Formula E racing car and visit of our friends proves that we are going in the right direction “ said Mayor Skaka emphasizing that the local companies have shown good will and desire to participate in this project.„From everything that I have heard and seen, Sarajevo has a potential for great business projects and we are very interested in investing into sports and technological sector. If we take into consideration how Formula E championship transformed metropolises such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and other cities, it becomes clear what this unique platform would mean for putting Sarajevo on the global map„ said Edmund Chu, President of Techeetah team.Jean-Eric Vergne, present Formula E champion, expressed his delight with the capital city of our country, noting that he believes that the streets of Sarajevo and the racing car would be a great match and that he would be very pleased if the streets of our capital city became one of his challenges.Samir Cerić, CEO of Sarajevo Sports International, presented this idea and vision for Sarajevo with great confidence, in view of his present business successes and contacts, and the potential of our country and our young people. The fact that the representatives of this world competition, including the present Formula E world champion, have arrived in Sarajevo on his invitation, instil confidence in the successful implementation of this idea.last_img read more

Thursday October 10th Local Sports

first_imgIOWA CITY — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery says point guard Jordan Bohannon is still a couple of weeks from returning to practice. The senior three-year starter underwent off-season hip surgery and may take a redshirt year.McCaffery says there is a chance Bohannon could play a few games before making a final decision.If Bohannon can’t play more will be expected out of freshman Joe Toussaint from New York City.Grad transfer Bakari Evelyn from Valparaiso will also add depth in the guard court.Iowa will face Lindsey Wilson College in an exhibition game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday November 4th before opening up the season at home against Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville on Friday November 8th. IOWA CITY — The 17th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes hope the home field is an advantage when they host 10th ranked Penn State under the lights. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 after a 10-3 loss at Michigan. Senior corner Michael Ojemudia.The Hawkeyes will be out to snap a five game losing skid in the series. Sophomore safety Jack Koerner.Last year Penn State prevailed in Happy Valley 30-24, and two years ago, the fourth ranked Nittany Lions used a walk-off touchdown for a 23-21 win in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa running back Toren Young.Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 6:30, with the pre-game starting at 4:30 on AM-1300 KGLO. MASON CITY – There’s a three-way tie atop the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference volleyball standings.After Wednesday’s league matches, No. 20 NIACC, No. 11 Iowa Central and Northeast Community College all sit in first place with 5-1 marks.NIACC handed Northeast Community College its first league loss Wednesday with a 3-0 victory. The Lady Trojans (21-6 overall) won 25-21, 25-18, 25-21.No. 20 Kirkwood (3-3 in the league) gave the Tritons their first conference loss with a 3-2 victory in Cedar Rapids.NIACC has league matches remaining at Ellsworth on Oct. 16, at home against Iowa Lakes on Oct. 23 and at Iowa Central on Oct. 30.In Wednesday’s sweep of Northeast, sophomore Kennedy Meister collected 14 kills, 11 digs and three blocks. Freshman Becca Steffen had six kills, 24 assists, three ace serves and eight digs.NIACC returns to action Friday and Saturday at the Iowa Central Triton Invitational.last_img read more