Utah Football Visits Oregon State Saturday

first_img Tags: Oregon State Football/Utah Football Written by Brad James October 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Visits Oregon State Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCORVALLIS, Ore.-Saturday, following a bye, No.15 Utah football (4-1, 1-1 in Pac-12) returns to action in Pac-12 conference play by visiting Reser Stadium of Corvallis, Ore. to face the Oregon State Beavers (2-3, 1-1 in Pac-12).The Utes are visiting Corvallis for the first time since 2016, when they downed the host Beavers 19-15. Incidentally, this is also the last time the Utes and Beavers met on the gridiron. The Beavers lead the all-time series 11-9-1. However, the Utes have won the last four games in the series.Utah is currently 246-254-12 (.492) all-time on the road and, in its Pac-12 history, 35-40 all-time against fellow conference schools.In the 38-13 win over Washington State Saturday, the Utes amassed a season-high 29 first downs as well as 526 yards.The Utes’ scoring offense is 60th nationally, posting 31.4 points per game. Senior signal-caller Tyler Huntley ranks 7th nationally in completion percentage (74.6 percent) as he has completed 85 of 114 passes for 1,146 yards (33rd nationally) and 7 touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception on the season and ranks 12th nationally in passing efficiency (179.30). His contributions have made the Utes one of only four teams nationally who have not yet thrown an interception on the season.Huntley has also run for 190 yards and three scores on the season.Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has expressed belief that senior tailback Zack Moss will return to the lineup against the Beavers. Moss’ 393 rushing yards currently rank him 32nd in the nation as do his 6.2 yards per carry, along with four touchdowns on the season.The Utes’ current leading receiver is sophomore wide-out Bryan Thompson (11 rec, 310 yards, 2 TD’s, a team-best 28.2 yards per catch).  Freshman kicker Jadon Redding has made 5 of his 7 field goal attempts and all 18 of his PAT’s on the season for Utah.The Utes’ defense has been stingy in the second halves of games this season, surrendering only 4 points per game in the 3rd and 4th Quarters. Their scoring defense is 10th nationally, as the Utes only give up 14.4 points per contest.Against the run, the defense remains particularly tough as they have not surrendered 100 yards in any game this season.Utah ranks third nationally against the run, surrendering only 53.8 yards on the ground per game.Senior defensive end Bradlee Anae leads the Utes with four sacks. Anae has one forced fumble on the season, as does senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu.Senior linebacker Francis Bernard and senior defensive back Julian Blackmon have two interceptions apiece to pace Utah in that statistic.The Beavers come into Saturday’s game having won two of their last three games. These include a 45-7 rout of FCS foe Cal Poly and a 48-31 win over UCLA. The only loss in this span was a close 31-28 defeat at the hands of Stanford.Oregon State is tied for 28th nationally in scoring offense with Hawaii at 37 points per game.Redshirt senior quarterback Jake Luton completes 62.1 percent of his passes on the season for 1,297 yards (19th nationally), 14 touchdowns (tied for 7th nationally) and 0 interceptions.The Beavers’ running game nets 203 yards per game (38th nationally) with senior tailback Artavis Pierce (64 car, 482 yards, [14th nationally] 5 TD’s, 7.5 yards per carry[tied for 9th nationally]) and sophomore running mate Jermar Jefferson (56 car, 296 yards, TD, 5.3 yards per carry) each achieving at a high level.Junior receiver Isaiah Hodgins (43 rec, 632 yards, 9 TD’s [tied for first nationally] , 14.7 yards per reception) is the Beavers’ leader in all receiving categories.Redshirt senior kicker Jordan Choukair has struggled on the season for Oregon State, making only two of his five field goal attempts.Defensively, the Beavers give up 30.4 points per game which ties them for 96th nationally with Southern Miss and North Texas.Redshirt junior outside linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. leads the Beavers with 6 sacks, which ties him for third nationally with Boise State’s Curtis Weaver. He also leads Oregon State with 2 forced fumbles.Senior defensive back Shawn Wilson and sophomore defensive back Nahshon Wright have an interception apiece to lead the Beavers’ secondary.last_img read more

Hayward and Quirk clash on radio over hiring of new Propertymark CEO

first_imgOutgoing NAEA Propertymark boss Mark Hayward has spoken publicly for the first time following his decision to stay on at the organisation rather than retire.Talking during a radio phone-in show hosted by estate agent and DJ Karl Knipe of Kings Group (left), Hayward told listeners on London Greek Radio’s  property show that he was staying on to help new boss Tim Balcon ‘shape policy’.He also said that although Balcon was looking at improving the membership offering agents get, “my access to government and industry experience means it was felt that during the transition period I might be of value”, said Hayward.But he was also joined on the show by Russell Quirk (pictured), who quizzed him on why Propertymark has recruited a CEO with no property industry experience.“I wasn’t involved in the recruitment process – that was the board,” said Hayward, who said nevertheless that Balcon was chosen because of his track record of running membership organisations across several industries.Two bossesAfter the show, Quirk (pictured) was more scathing of Balcon’s appointment.“Propertymark haven’t explained why member agents are now paying for two leaders on substantial salaries,” he says.“Hayward has been retained to form policy but surely that’s part of a CEO’s job.“If Balcon isn’t able to do that because of his non-property background, why hire him?“Before Balcon arrived I said it would be a mistake to bring in a non-property person and lo-and-behold Propertymark have had to persuade Hayward to stay on to help get up to speed.“I think Propertymark are increasingly in danger of looking irrelevant, mediocre and too often just invisible to the public and agents; it needs modernising, some teeth and its ‘old school tie’ image renewing.“When was the last time you heard of a rogue agent being ejected from NAEA or ARLA?”.London Greek Radio Karl Knipe tim balcon Mark Hayward NAEA propertymark ARLA December 10, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 10th December 2020 at 1:59 pmWell it is Christmas but I find myself agreeing with Russell Quirk, the members of Propertymark pay annual fees, why pay two salaries? And why increasingly is all the power of the organisation filtering into the c-suite. Years ago this was an agents grass roots organisation, now it is a ‘top down/we do as we like enterprise’ which does little to help its increasingly disgruntled membership.As to Mark having great contacts inside government so too do other agency organisations RICS, The Guild, etc, but surely it is the role of Mr Balcon to take the mantle of CEO on immediately – and magically he will be plugged into this nexus of contacts. As after all – it is Propertymark that the government is interested in not an ex- CEO.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Hayward and Quirk clash on radio over hiring of new Propertymark CEO previous nextAssociations & BodiesHayward and Quirk clash on radio over hiring of new Propertymark CEOMark Hayward breaks silence over his delayed departure and hiring of new Propertymark leader Tom Balcon.Nigel Lewis10th December 20201 Comment1,346 Viewslast_img read more

Judging Judges – Gavel Gamut by Jim Redwine

first_img Gavel GamutBy Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.comMuch as a judge must decide the cases in front of her or him, on Tuesday, May 08, 2018Posey County voters must decide whom to nominate to run in November’s general election forCircuit Court Judge. When a judge is deciding a case the first thing is to analyze the evidence.Voters can do the same thing before they cast their votes. Whether the office in question isPresident of the United States or Circuit Court Judge the process should be the same. Such thingsas relevant experience and prior good or bad behavior should be considered. But especially withjudges there is no substitute for good character and mature judgment.Judges decide the issues most dear to us. Such matters as who goes to jail, how childrenare reared and how property is divided are just a few of the countless critical issues a judge mustdetermine. Voters must determine who can best untangle these often thorny cases.If you have followed this column, you know I have often written about the process ofjudging and what makes a good judge. However, after more than 37 years of my own experienceas judge where I have observed and dealt with countless judges I am convinced that the mostvital qualification for judging is good character. Of course, voters should consider a judicialcandidate’s honesty, background, experience, past successes or failures and good or badbehavior, but the most important factor in evaluating a potential judge is character. Without goodcharacter nothing else matters. With good character other deficiencies can be overcome.While politics should never play a role in a judge’s decisions, Indiana requires in most ofour 92 counties that judges be nominated by a political party. I think this is not the best system ofjudicial selection, but such matters are within the Legislative Branch’s authority. And, since Ibelieve in democracy and I think democracy works best with a clear separation of theLegislative, Executive and Judicial branches, I must defer decisions on the method of selectingjudges to the Legislature.So that means on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Posey County must select judicial candidatesfor the general election in November. The Posey County Republican Party has alreadydetermined that Attorney Craig Goedde will be the Republican candidate. Congratulations tohim.As for the Democrat Party, which has honored me with its nomination for judge seventimes, a judicial nominee for this election is still needed. With the criteria referred to earlier inmind I respectfully suggest Attorney Trent Van Haaften would be an excellent choice. I haveknown Mr. Van Haaften since he and our son played Pony League baseball together on a teamhis father and I helped coach. They also played football together for Mt. Vernon High Schoolfrom which they graduated in 1983. Mr. Van Haaften was president of their Senior Class. I canspeak about him from long-time personal knowledge. Of course, each voter should decide forthemselves.Both Mr. Van Haaften and Mr. Goedde are hardworking and knowledgeable attorneyswho have handled many cases before me and I know them both personally. Each has maturejudgment and sound character. Either would work well with the unopposed and excellentcandidates for Prosecuting Attorney, Travis Clowers, and Sheriff, Tom Latham. I would haveconfidence Posey County’s legal system would continue to well serve all of us if either is electedjudge.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to: www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Wolf Hall Star Lydia Leonard on Wicked Dreams & Corset Challenges

first_img Wolf Hall Part One View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 5, 2015 Age: 33Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: A powerhouse Broadway debut as Anne Boleyn, the calculating second wife of King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall: Parts One and Two.Stage & Screen Cred: Before originating the role of Anne in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Wolf Hall across the pond, Leonard starred in London’s Frost/Nixon, Onassis, Time and the Conways and Hecuba. Her screen appearances include Whitechapel, Jericho and the BBC remake of The 39 Steps.“I was born in Paris and my mother was a French teacher, but then I rebelled against my upbringing and studied Spanish in school. So now I just speak bad French and bad Spanish.”“When I was a child, I wanted to be a jockey. I love horses, but it’s not practical to have one in London. I also wanted to be an accountant, which isn’t glamorous at all, but my dad was one, and I quite liked maths.”“I’ve never done a musical and I don’t think I could do one, but I would love to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret. [I’ve been told] I’d make a great Elphaba in Wicked, but I might be punching above my weight there. I’d love to get a singing teacher while I’m here in New York.”“Sunday nights are our big night out as a cast. Last Sunday we ended up at a drag queen show, and we forced Nat Parker, who plays King Henry, to go on stage. He won the impressions competition with his Sean Connery voice!”“The costumes are quite heavy and I have 11 different dresses. There are a lot of references to Anne being flat-chested, but the trouble with corsets is they tend to push everything upwards, so it’s a nightly struggle trying to remain flat-chested while also wearing a corset.”“Anne Boleyn isn’t a sympathetic character, but I like that she isn’t a people pleaser. She’s ambitious and manipulative, but she’s honest. I’m biased, but I don’t think a woman who has said ‘no’ to the King of England for six years would jump into bed with four of his best friends. She was a slick political mind.”“It doesn’t happen very often, but if I forget whether I’m performing Part One or Part Two, I can glance down at the dress I’m wearing and that will tell me which show I’m in. So it’s in our dresser’s hands, really. If they put me in the wrong dress, maybe I’d come on and say the wrong lines! [Laughs.] There’s always that risk.”last_img read more

Trial court staff lawyers may draft family wills

first_img Trial court staff lawyers may draft family wills June 15, 2003 Regular News Trial court staff lawyers may draft family willscenter_img A trial court staff attorney may draft a will for his or her stepparent if the staff lawyer is not a beneficiary, according to the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association Ethics Advisory Committee.The Ethics Advisory Committee is charged by the association with rendering advisory opinions to staff attorneys that interpret the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct, the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, and other relevant authorities to specific circumstances confronting or affecting staff attorneys. Its opinions are advisory only.The committee said Canon 5G of the Judicial Code of Conduct states that “[a] judge may act pro se and may, without compensation, give legal advice to and draft or review documents for a member of the judge’s family” and Bar Rule 4-1.8(c) states that “[a] lawyer shall not prepare an instrument giving the lawyer or a person related to the lawyer as parent, child, sibling, or spouse any substantial gift from a client, including a testamentary gift, except where the client is related to the donee.”The committee said those authorities recognize the exceptions to the general prohibitions against judges practicing law or rendering legal advice, and, accordingly, these same exceptions to the general prohibitions apply to staff attorneys.“Therefore, this committee concludes that the inquiring staff attorney may draft legal documents, including a will for his or her stepparent, which bequeaths gifts to the staff attorney’s biological parent and step-siblings, as long as it is done without compensation,” the panel saidOne committee member noted that the drafting of this will for the step-parent may increase the chance that other family members will allege bias or coercion on the part of the staff attorney or otherwise contest the will. Similarly, another committee member would caution the inquiring staff lawyer to consider the issues of avoiding exposure to liability and participation in matters likely to come before the court, especially if the staff attorney is assigned to the Probate Division. (Opinion Number: 2003-01)For more information contact E. Ashley Hardee, chair, Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association Ethics Advisory Committee, Moore Justice Center, 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera 32940, (321) 617-7328, or at [email protected] flcourts18.org.last_img read more

Panel looks at the roles of the courts and the clerks

first_img March 15, 2006 Regular News Panel looks at the roles of the courts and the clerks Panel looks at the roles of the courts and the clerkscenter_img Pariente says the clerks spend more on keeping the courts’ records than the state spends on the entire court system Gary Blankenship Senior Editor A Florida House committee is exploring the removal of court supporting functions from county clerks of courts and putting them directly under the court system.“It seems to me this system is designed for failure. It’s not an attack on the integrity or importance of the clerks,” said Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, chair of the Judiciary Appropriations Committee and who brought the issue before the panel. “To me, it is how do we best administer the court system while honoring this separate entity, the constitutional [court] clerk?”In an interview after the meeting, Kottkamp said he may introduce a committee bill to “clearly establish the lines of responsibility for the benefit of both [clerks and courts].“Somebody needs to step in and try to clarify this for the benefit of both,” he added.He also said he’s been concerned about the state system since he was a law clerk for two years in the federal court system, where the clerks report to the judiciary.The committee heard from Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente and Eighth Circuit Judge Stan Morris, chair of the Trial Court Budget Commission. They said while the courts work well with the court clerks, having 67 different clerks being responsible for taking in cases and keeping records makes managing the court system difficult.But clerks and Tallahassee attorney Fred Baggett, who represents the Florida Association of Court Clerks, said clerks are responsive to their local voters, including the lawyers and litigants who use the court system, as well as those who need access to court records.The setting was the committee’s hearings on February 14-15 where court-related entities laid out their budget requests and priorities for the 2006-07 fiscal year that begins July 1.Pariente noted that the clerks spend $424 million on the “ministerial” function of keeping the courts’ records, which is more than the state spends on the entire court system: about $405 million for the 2005-06 fiscal year.“From my point of view, to have a clerk of court who is not directly accountable or under the control of the judicial branch is no way to run a modern court system,” she said. “The Supreme Court has said when clerks act as court record-keepers, they are an arm of the court. The reality is quite different.”Pariente also posed this question to committee members: “Would you like to have your records of the House under the control of someone who is not directly controlled by you?”From a budget standpoint, she said the legislature controls every dollar spent by the court system and can see every salary paid, but the legislature has no similar oversight of the clerks’ operations.Other problems, she said, is the court system cannot control how clerks count cases or input data, how they provide services to pro se litigants, how they protect confidential or sensitive information, or technology systems clerks might choose to allow e-filing, which raises compatibility issues from county to county.The upshot, Pariente said, is she, as chief administrative officer of the courts, can’t get basic information on types of cases and how they are handled.“If I want to know the status of cases throughout the state, I have no intelligible way to do that,” she said.When the legislature worked to implement Revision 7, the constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1998 that mandated the state take more funding of trial courts from counties, a definition was worked out, Pariente said. It specified that parts of a court case that could be defined as case “management” would be controlled by the courts, while parts that would be defined as case “maintenance” would be performed by the clerks.“In all candor, it’s an artificial system,” Pariente said. “It promotes inefficiencies.. . . The files are court records and in the end the integrity of those records has to be the courts’ responsibility.. . “What other business or governmental entity operates in a way that they do not control the records they generate?”Judge Morris agreed there can be problems, even when the judiciary and clerks get along.“Structurally there are just some problems, and we have to acknowledge those problems, and there are hardships to overcome,” he said.Morris cited as an example a legislative priority to speedily move on termination of parental rights cases. But he said he couldn’t address that need because he couldn’t get accurate figures on the number of such cases from the six individual county court clerks in the Eighth Circuit. He didn’t get the figures, he said, until he threatened to withhold something else the clerks wanted.There are similar problems with other basic information needed to effectively manage the courts, he said.Clerks, however, argued they can do the job effectively.“I think the main difference between them is court administration and the management of the court system. Clerks keep the records,” said Lake County Clerk of the Court Jim Watkins. “My job is to see the judges have everything before them they need to make a decision as far as the record is concerned. That’s what I see my job as.”Broward County Clerk of the Court Howard Forman, a former state senator, also appeared and was questioned by committee members about bonuses he recently gave his employees that averaged about $2,100 each.Forman noted that while the raises totaled $2.2 million, he also returned $4.6 million in excess fees to the state. He defended the bonuses by saying many of the court employees involved in case management were earning more than his employees in comparable jobs.“If you want to keep people and spend money on training them, you have to pay them a decent salary,” he said. “If all my good people leave me, I’m not going to have a productive office.”He also argued that the public depends on his office to provide efficient services, including access to court records, and if they are dissatisfied with those operations — including the raises he authorized — they can vote him out of office.But Kottkamp said having one clerk give large bonuses can create problems for the state in 66 other counties where such pay enhancements were not given. He also said removing court support functions could be a good thing for clerks.“It seems to me the clerks will benefit from this,” he said. “We don’t put them in this awkward position of being subservient to the court when they’re a constitutional officer.“I don’t see any other way to fix this other than to divorce those functions,” Kottkamp said.But Baggett, representing the clerks association, disagreed.“The clerk is not only supportive of and responsive to the court, which has supervisory authority, but they are elected by the constituency which uses the services of the court,” he said. “For the level of services they provide, they are directly responsible to them.”It has also long been a part of the Florida Constitution, Baggett said, that the clerk keeps records for the courts and county commissions, as well as other official records.last_img read more

£60m Trinity Square sale shelved as Willis stays put

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US Navy carriers conduct South China Sea drills as Chinese ships watch

first_imgChina has built island bases atop atolls in the region but says its intentions are peaceful.Contacts with Chinese ships had been without incident, Kirk said.”We have the expectation that we will always have interactions that are professional and safe,” he said. “We are operating in some pretty congested waters, lots of maritime traffic of all sorts.” Two US Navy aircraft carriers are conducting exercises in the contested South China Sea within sight of Chinese naval vessels spotted near the flotilla, the commander of one of the carriers, the USS Nimitz, told Reuters on Monday.”They have seen us and we have seen them,” Rear Admiral James Kirk said in a telephone interview from the Nimitz, which has been conducting flight drills in the waterway with the Seventh Fleet carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, that began on the US Independence Day holiday of July 4.The US Navy has brought carriers together for such shows of force in the region in the past, but this year’s drill comes amid heightened tension as the United States criticizes China over its novel coronavirus response and accuses it of taking advantage of the pandemic to push territorial claims in the South China Sea and elsewhere. Topics :center_img China’s foreign ministry said the United States had deliberately sent its ships to the South China Sea to flex its muscles and accused it of trying to drive a wedge between countries in the region.The Pentagon, when it announced the dual carrier exercise, said it wanted to “stand up for the right of all nations to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows”, describing its 100,000-ton ships and the 90 or so aircraft they each carry as a “symbol of resolve”.About 12,000 sailors are on ships in the combined carrier strike groups.China’s claims nine tenths of in the resource-rich South China Sea, through which some $3 trillion of trade passes a year. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have competing claims.last_img read more

Ministry to expand public employment scheme in Q3 infrastructure projects

first_imgRead also: Administrative issues hamper COVID-19 budget disbursement: Sri MulyaniMeanwhile, Basuki said the ministry would “transform” a number of regular infrastructure projects this year to employ 80,000 workers in labor intensive industries, in addition to its regular cash for work (PKT) program that targets absorbing more than 600,000 workers. The minister planned to disburse Rp 11.5 trillion for the PKT and Rp 654 billion for its labor-intensive public employment scheme.“Through the labor-intensive scheme [sic], we can reduce the use of heavy machinery and use more manpower. We want infrastructure projects to provide jobs during the pandemic,” he said.Separately on Monday, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said in a statement: “The government, through the state budget, will keep on fighting using the allocated budget to restore purchasing power toward recovering household consumption.”Earlier this month, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati pledged to spend Rp 1.4 quadrillion in the second half of 2020 to boost growth while promising to accelerate stimulus spending.Topics : Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono announced on Monday a plan to accelerate infrastructure spending in the third quarter while ramping up the ministry’s employment scheme for labor intensive industries to spur economic recovery amid the ongoing health crisis.“The PUPR will expedite all of its work programs in the third quarter, and even [commence] programs that are set for the fourth quarter. We hope that the infrastructure development projects will help our economic recovery efforts,” Basuki said on Aug. 17 during an interview with public broadcaster TVRI, referring to the ministry by its abbreviation.To date, the ministry has spent 44 percent of its 2020 budget of Rp 83.97 trillion, or Rp 36.47 trillion (US$2.4 billion). The ministry’s annual budget has already been cut from its initial Rp 120.2 trillion to reallocate resources to the government’s COVID-19 response. Data at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) shows that at least 3.7 million individuals have been left jobless, with unemployment projected to reach around 10 million people by the yearend.The Indonesian economy suffered its sharpest downturn since the 1998 Asian financial crisis in the second quarter of 2020, when its gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 5.32 percent according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS). Government spending, which is expected to anchor the economy and increase purchasing power amid cooling private sector activity, plunged 6.9 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter.The government has allocated a Rp 695.2 trillion stimulus package to revive the economy and strengthen its COVID-19 response, but slow disbursement due to red tape and the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections have hampered economic recovery efforts.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Announces $14 Million in Shale Impact Fee Funding

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Announces $14 Million in Shale Impact Fee Funding Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved $14 million in funding to support 94 projects through six Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund programs designed to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures throughout Pennsylvania.“Using fee revenue collected from unconventional gas wells, Act 13 supports statewide environmental projects – from flood control, to sewage treatment, to greenways, trails and recreation – that help improve, protect, and conserve Pennsylvania’s natural beauty and well-being,” said Governor Wolf. “We anticipate a tremendous, positive impact that can be witnessed and shared by communities across the state as a result of these investments.”The 94 projects approved today are located in 38 counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mercer, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Westmoreland, countiesThe Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund programs are administered by the CFA and include Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment; Baseline Water Quality Data; Flood Mitigation; Greenways, Trails and Recreation; Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging; and Watershed Restoration and Protection programs.The CFA approved the following for six of the Marcellus Legacy Fund programs at the October meeting:Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment: 2 projects approved; $563,191 totalFlood Mitigation: 8 projects approved; $1,821,325 totalGreenways, Trails and Recreation: 68 projects approved; $9,182,299 totalOrphan or Abandoned Well Plugging: 1 project approved; $130,00 totalSewage Facilities: 4 projects approved; $141,647 totalWatershed Restoration and Protection: 11 projects approved; $2,161,538 totalThe Marcellus Legacy Fund was created by Act 13 of 2012 to provide for the distribution of unconventional gas well impact fees to counties, municipalities, and commonwealth agencies.To date, the fee has generated more than $1 billion to support local community initiatives.The programs are administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Department of Environmental Protection, under the direction of the CFA.For more information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority and to view a complete list of approved projects, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img October 24, 2016last_img read more