Governor Wolf Announces Launch of New Open Data Program

first_img August 22, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Launch of New Open Data Program   SHARE  TWEET Government That Works,  Open Data,  Press Release,  Results,  Transparency Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf launched OpenDataPA to enhance access to valuable information by creating a central repository to share the commonwealth’s data with the general public. Citizens, researchers, media, and developers can now browse through the first-released datasets at data.pa.gov, the home of OpenDataPA.“Since day one of my administration, I have been committed to making state government more open and transparent,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “That’s why I signed an executive order to release agency data to the public in an open, accessible format, and today, am launching OpenDataPA. One of our most valuable and underutilized resources in state government is data. Our goal is to make data available in order to engage citizens, create economic opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, and develop innovative policy solutions that improve program delivery and streamline operations.”OpenDataPA has three main goals:Accountability – OpenDataPA is the next step toward making Pennsylvania government more open to citizens. With the first datasets released, citizens will be able to track the progress of goals related to Governor Wolf’s three governing objectives — Schools That Teach, Jobs the Pay, Government That Works — in an interactive, simple format.Modernization – A vast improvement over the static agency reports of the past, OpenDataPA will both release newly collected datasets and consolidate datasets from other state agency websites to create a one-stop shop for all of the commonwealth’s open data.Innovation – OpenDataPA strives to be a source of innovation for citizens, entrepreneurs, civic developers, researchers, and policy makers who can manipulate the data we will be releasing to discover economic opportunities, create government applications, and make data-driven decisions.OpenDataPA launches with 12 valuable datasets, including information about job creation, school performance, bridges that are being repaired, and more, that relate to Governor Tom Wolf’s Schools That Teach, Jobs That Pay, and Government That Works priorities. In the coming weeks, we will release a performance dashboard that uses these 12 datasets to track Governor Wolf’s performance goals.Future data releases will go beyond performance metrics and include datasets from agencies and program areas across state government. The Wolf Administration is partnering with stakeholders — including the Office of Open Records, colleges and universities, and cities — to identify and prioritize future datasets for publication. There is also an online suggestion form on data.pa.gov for new datasets.In recent years, governments at the federal, state and local levels have adopted open data initiatives to increase transparency to citizens, spur innovation and economic opportunity, and demonstrate the effectiveness of state policies and programs.By making data easily accessible, the Wolf Administration hopes to encourage citizens to become more familiar with how their government is performing, engage with the state’s developer community, and build tools and resources that ultimately make Pennsylvania an even better place to live and work.To explore this data, visit OpenDataPA’s website, data.pa.gov.You can also read the blog post with answers to common questions about open data.center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

US Port Everett Kicks Off Modernization Project to Handle Larger Ships

first_imgIn an effort to be able to handle next-generation ships and heavier cargoes, the US Port of Everett has embarked on the largest capital project in its history by dollar value.On August 15, the port hosted a groundbreaking to commemorate the start of construction on the South Terminal Modernization Project which is said to be the largest maritime construction project on the West Coast today.As explained, the USD 36 million project will ensure the port’s facilities are ready to support the next generation of over-dimensional cargo, including aerospace parts for the new 777X.“Completing critical infrastructure upgrades like this will better position the port and its facilities to handle the larger vessels and heavier cargoes now calling Everett, including aerospace parts for the new 777X and other opportunities on the horizon,” Glen Bachman, Port of Everett Commission President, commented.“I find it fitting that as we celebrate the Port of Everett’s centennial year in 2018, we continue to be forward thinking, preparing the Port’s infrastructure to carry us into our next 100 years.” – Port Commission President Glen Bachman pic.twitter.com/BXbwEztUEE— Port of Everett (@PortofEverett) August 15, 2018“Since 2015, the port has invested millions of dollars to adapt its facilities to support the next generation of shipping, and this major infrastructure investment is a continuation of that effort,” Lisa Lefeber, Port of Everett Acting CEO, said.The South Terminal facility is a key piece of the port’s overall seaport modernization efforts as it is the largest of the port’s docks by land footprint. However, the dock was originally built in the 1970s to support log operations, and in its current state, can only accommodate 500 pounds per square foot (psf). Modern cargo operations require a minimum of 1,000 psf.The South Terminal Modernization Project (Phase II) strengthens the remaining 560-feet of the 700-foot South Terminal dock structure (140-feet was strengthened as part of Phase I in 2015) and makes electrical upgrades at the wharf. Upon completion, the dock will be strong enough to accommodate two, 100-foot gauge rail-mounted container cranes and provide vaults for ships to plug into shorepower while at the dock.In 2017, the port completed two rail upgrade projects totaling more than USD 8 million. With the help of the port’s 2-percent for public access policy, the project is also generating USD 586,000 to the city of Everett to improve public access along the waterfront that doesn’t conflict with a vibrant working waterfront.The seaport modernization also received nearly USD 22 million in federal loans from the TIGER grant program and FAST Lane grant program as well as the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program.The Port of Everett, located 25 miles north of Seattle, is a strategic self-operating seaport that supports nearly USD 30 billion worth of US exports annually, the second largest export customs district in Washington state.last_img read more

Cricket News Kedar Jadhav, Shahbaz Nadeem Give India B Deodhar Trophy Title With Win Over India C

first_imgNew Delhi: Kedar Jadhav’s aggressive 86, Vijay Shankar and Krishnappa Gowtham’s aggressive cameos of 45 and 33 respectively in the death overs as well as Shahbaz Nadeem’s brilliant haul of 4/32 gave India B a convincing 51-run win over India C as they clinched the Deodhar Trophy title at the JSCA cricket stadium in Ranchi on Monday. Jadhav, who has been a forgotten man for the Indian cricket team ever since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and Nadeem, who impressed on debut combined to put up a magnificent performance that summed up India B’s dominance in the tournament. Jadhav’s knock was crucial after India B suffered a bad start after opting to bat.Ruturaj Gaekwad fell in the first over to Ishan Porel while skipper Parthiv Patel and Baba Aparajith fell after getting off to a steady start. However, at the other end, Yashasvi Jaiswal held firm at the other end and played confidently as the match progressed. Jaiswal benefited from a dropped catch by Diwesh Pathania and he made the bowler pay by hitting him for a couple of boundaries. Jaiswal notched up his fifty with a big six off Mayank Markande but he fell in the quest of quick runs to Axar Patel.However, Jadhav held firm and continued the good work which Jaiswal had done and he signalled his intentions with a six off Markande. The 79-run stand between Jadhav and Nitish Rana laid the foundation for India B’s big score. Jadhav mixed aggression and caution and he continued to target Markande by getting to his fifty with two sixes off the legspinner. When Rana fell, Vijay Shankar ensured the momentum was sustained and Markande continued to bear the brunt of the punishment when Shankar slammed a six.Shankar upped the ante with two fours off Jalaj Saxena and he slammed a six and a four off Pathania as India B went rampant in the death overs. Jadhav hit his fourth six off Markande as the bowler finished with figures of 10-0-79-0. Shankar fell for 45 but the 49th over bowled by Pathania was carnage as Gowtham slammed two fours and three sixes as the over went for 31 runs. Ishan Porel got the big wicket of Jadhav for 86 to pick up his fifth wicket but Gowtham’s blitz ensured India B reached 283/7, with the last five overs yielding 72 runs.Also Read | Incredible – Defending Vijay Hazare Trophy Champions Mumbai Dumped Out After No Result Vs ChhatisgarhThe onslaught in the final overs affected India C and they started badly, losing Shubman Gill, Virat Singh and Suryakumar Yadav cheaply. The collapse of four wickets for 21 runs ensured India C did not recover and despite the best efforts of Priyam Garg, India C were behind the rate. When Siraj got the wicket of Garg for 74, Nadeem ran through the lower order to end with four wickets. Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena and Mayank Markande did not go for the win and they played out the overs to give India B a confident win. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Chelsea Seek to Continue Unbeaten Start against Everton

first_imgChelsea will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season in all competitions when they host Everton today.Less than 72 hours after a tricky Europa League game in Belarus, where they were unconvincing in a 1-0 win over BATE, the Blues return to league action as the only unbeaten team in Europe’s ‘Top Five’ leagues.Chelsea have impressed this season after a disappointing 2017/18, with new boss Maurizio Sarri keeping them within touching distance of leaders Manchester City. He has also been credited with the impressive start to the season for midfielder Ross Barkley, who will come up against his old side for the first time, if selected. “I don’t think it (the reception) will be the best,” Barkley said ahead of the game. “I’m not nervous, I’m excited to play against my former club and team-mates – I understand how some of them play, so that could be an advantage for me.“On the day I might get a few nerves as it will feel a bit strange. I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the staff there who I used to get on really well with.”Despite Everton’s bright start, questions have still been raised over the Toffees’ away form, having registered only one win on their travels to date.But manager Marco Silva pointed to the circumstances surrounding the side which had affected their early season on the road, and is confident they will pick up points away from Goodison Park.He said: “I don’t have doubts that we will improve to the end of the season. The first two away we played with 10 players and almost won.“After we played Arsenal and Manchester United. They were more effective than us. We had a very good win against Leicester and we were competitive in all of them. I am sure we will improve this form. I don’t have doubts about that.”Alvaro Morata, Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and N’Golo Kante are expected to start for Chelsea in today’s game.Morata, Alonso, Luiz and Rudiger were rested from the trip to Belarus, staying in London, while Kante was an unused substitute after receiving a late call-up due to Cesc Fabregas’ illness.Fabregas is a doubt for the Toffees game, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek may not feature after a back complaint which boss Sarri described as minorEverton forward Richarlison is a doubt for their trip to Stamford Bridge. The Brazil international, who rolled his ankle early in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Brighton but played the full duration and scored twice, will be assessed ahead of the match.With on-loan defender Kurt Zouma ineligible against his parent club, there could be a first Toffees start for fellow summer signing Yerry Mina. Phil Jagielka and James McCarthy are available, while Jonjoe Kenny is another doubt.Chelsea are unbeaten in 23 home Premier League games against Everton (W13 D10) since losing 0-1 in November 1994.In all competitions, Everton have won none of their last 28 visits to Stamford Bridge against Chelsea (D11 L17).Only one team has ever had a longer winless away run against an opponent in Premier League history than Everton’s current 23 against Chelsea – Spurs went 25 away games without a win at Stamford Bridge between 1993 and 2016.Chelsea are looking to remain unbeaten in their opening 12 games to a top-flight season for only the second time, also doing so in 2014-15 (unbeaten in first 14).If Chelsea avoid defeat here, Maurizio Sarri will set a new record for longest unbeaten start in the competition by a manager (12 games), overtaking Frank Clark’s 11 games in 1994.Coming into this matchday, no player has been involved in more Premier League goals this season than Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (11 – 7 goals, 4 assists).Everton manager Marco Silva has lost all six of his away Premier League matches in London – no manager has a worse 100 per cent losing rate in London than Silva, with Nigel Pearson also losing six out of six in the capital; only one manager has lost his first seven Premier League away games in London (Mick McCarthy, who lost his first eight).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bale does not change

first_imgHe was not called up in the next game, against Málaga, and was a substitute against Athletic. Bale, then, became an accessory: substitute in the great European nights of last season as against PSG, the first leg against Juve, against Bayern (he did not play a minute), or in the final of the Champions against Liverpool, where he came out and raised his voice. On the field (he scored two goals) and outside it, with a uñtimatum to the club: “I need to continue playing and that has not happened this season. Now I need to sit down with my representative this summer to make a decision. ” In the end the one that was marked, unexpectedly, was Zidane …Goodbye to Zidane, return and … life remains the sameThe relief lasted for Bale nine months, which took Zidane to return. The coach returned with fixed ideas for the future and one of the most clear was that in his next Madrid he would not have the Welshman. To try to make a box with it, Zizou He began to make room for him at eleven, but he was tired of his shipwrecks again. He left without minutes in the last three games (Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Betis) after defrauding again against Rayo and starring in a new controversy (he did not return on the bus with the rest of his teammates). “What I have done this weekend with Bale is clear,” said the Frenchman after the loss at Anoeta (3-1). The story that follows is known.In the last preseason, Zidane had the departure of the Welshman (“If he leaves tomorrow, better”), but in the end he had to swallow the toad and have him on the roster. He tried to make a clean slate and a new account and, at first, it seemed that the situation could be redirected. In the first three games, Cardiff gave an assist in the victory in Vigo (1-3) and rescued Madrid with a double against Villarreal (2-2), but … Groundhog Day: injuries, trouble and Bale , to the bench. Slowly, what seemed like a problem being solved, took a turn. A successful move by Zidane (he was not called up for Madrid’s first meeting in the Champions League in the first meeting of the Whites at the Bernabéu in this competition against Bruges to give him rest) bothered Bale. He was late to the stadium: the game started at 18:55 and he agreed at 18:59. That same month of October he left with his team and returned injured. He did not play in a month and went back to the Welsh team. There and after qualifying to play the final phase of Euro 2020, he again starred in a controversy: Bale was jumping with happiness with a banner that put “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order Wales” (“Golf. Madrid. In that order”), something that unnerved Real Madrid, who dedicated a loud whistle to him in the next game he played at the Bernabéu, against Real (3-1).Athena Pictures & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Athena Pictures (Getty Images) Against PSG, in the first leg of the Champions League, the relationship between Zidane and Bale began to be definitively broken. The Frenchman left him on the bench on the most important night until then of the season and That bothered the player, as revealed by his national team.or. His passivity caught the attention of the wardrobe. Bale was caught on camera yawning on the bench. Afterward, he was slow to take off his tracksuit to enter the field. And, finally, he did not answer Ramos’ call at the end of the game to thank the Bernabéu for his support. The Welshman began not to hide his disconnection gestures. In Butarque, as a substitute, he went to the locker room while the first part was being played, he reacted very timidly to Cristiano’s first goal at Juventus Stadium and in the break from the return against Juve, where he started, he responded with A smile when the Portuguese crack, at the break, asked for more aggressiveness. Zidane left him on the bench for Lucas Vázquez …FELIPE SEVILLANO & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FELIPE SEVILLANO (DIARIO AS) Gareth Bale with Real Madrid is groundhog day. The Welshman, one more season, is costing Zidane and Madrid more than a headache, a hole in his pocket. Bale is a Ferrari parked in the garage. He is the best paid, his salary represents € 29 million to the entity (his net record of 14.5 million plus taxes), but he is almost outlaw in sport. A conflict that is not new. Except for the first season of Zidane, when he arrived at Madrid in January 2016, Bale’s seasons always respond to the same pattern: he starts toned, he is injured, trouble comes and he is just pointed out by the coach.Zidane’s arrivalZidane and Bale’s early days seemed to herald a relationship of wine and roses. The Frenchman came to the rescue of a deserted Madrid in January 2016, after Florentino Pérez reached for him as a lifeguard after the dismissal of Rafa Benítez, and met Welsh in full form and commitment. In the first two games of Zizou As a white coach, Bale scored four goals (hat-trick against Depor) and assisted. But in the second match, against Sporting (a goal and a goal pass), he was injured in the soleus. This first setback with Zidane had him seven games away. He returned to an optimal level, six goals in 14 games and with nods to his coach: “I hope Zidane will continue here for a long time,” Bale said on April 9. Seven days later the first displeasure came for the coach. Bale ended the game against Getafe with muscular discomfort and still moved the next day (granted as a break by the coach) to Cádiz to watch the Spanish Golf Open and play 36 holes (two full courses) on two exclusive golf courses. the province, Finca Cortesín and La Reserva. An escape that surprised first and later annoyed Zizou when he learned that the Welshman was resenting days after his annoyances was left out of the list for the vital league game against Villarreal. The newcomer from Marseille fought the matter and continued to trust Bale to finish the season with the title holder (he played the 120 minutes of the Undécima final against Atlético). His visits to the infirmary have continued to leak (he did not travel to play the Super Cup because of the flu and then he injured his ankle) and in the final stretch of the season he became a residual element again. Zidane does not have Bale. Nor did he play the last Clásico and against City he only gave him 15 minutes. Nor does he see him as a shock: in Villamarín’s defeat (2-1), before the break, he didn’t even send him to warm up. And now, once again, it is back on the market although it will house its outlet. The Groundhog Day. 2016-17 seasonBut the fly was already fluttering behind Zidane’s ear and the relationship with the Welshman began to undergo a significant erosion from the following campaign. Since then, every year is a tracing. Bale started plugged in in 2016-17. Starting in the first three games of the season, he contributed two goals and two assists. But soon the physical problems started. On September 14, 2016, he faced Sporting de Portugal and had to withdraw in the 67th minute with a blow to the hip that made him lose a game, against Espanyol. He returned and managed to connect: he played 11 games, all 11 as a starter, five goals and three assists. The turning point came later …Zidane became suspicious of Bale’s attitude in April, after missing two games due to edema in the right soleus (Sporting and Bayern, in the quarterfinal round of the Champions League). The footballer insisted on playing the Classic despite the doctors advising him not to accelerate. It only lasted 35 minutes on the field (Madrid lost 2-3). Bale showed that he was not fully recovered from his injury and retired with discomfort in the left soleus after requesting the change. The injury was to the other leg, overloaded as a result of not supporting the right foot well due to lack of confidence. The determination of the Welshman, together with Zidane’s controversial management of the case (whenever he returned from an injury, he relegated who shone in his absence: Lucas, Asensio, James …), led him to relapse (eight games away). “He told me he was fine,” said the coach. Bale did not play again until the Champions League final, in his native Cardiff, where he was a substitute …2017-18 seasonThe 2017-18 season started after a first summer with the name of Bale being the main protagonist of the transfer market. Mourinho, coach at the time for United, was courting him all summer until he gave him a kind of ultimatum. “I can’t buy you because you don’t talk,” he told her when they met in the locker room tunnel before a game in July. Before the European Super Cup, he made one last attempt (“If Bale is on the starting line, I will fight for him”), but the Welshman stayed at Madrid and his season was practically a carbon copy of the previous one. He started at a remarkable level (three goals and four assists in eight games), but fell again. He suffered his umpteenth problem in soleus and relapsed weeks later. He missed 14 games due to injury. Then it was a Ferris wheel and everything broke, paradoxically, on February 14.last_img read more