Governor Wolf Announces $33 Million in Traffic Signal Improvement Funding

first_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 94 municipalities will receive $33 million to support the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program.“This is the third round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns,” Governor Wolf said. “The Green Light-Go program addresses a fundamental trigger for congestion, deficient traffic signals, and the results will mean better traffic flow.”These reimbursement grant awards can be used on existing traffic signals to installing light-emitting diode (LED) technology, performing regional operations such as retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.Act 101 of 2016 recently provided updates to the program by reducing the applicant match to 20 percent, expanding eligible applicants to planning partners and counties, and allowing all projects to be led by applicants. Green Light-Go was made possible by Act 89, the far-reaching transportation plan adopted in November 2013.Following is a list of funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects. Note the state funding represents only part of the total project funding:Adams County:Straban Township — $26,034 for LED upgrades along the Route 30 Corridor.Allegheny County:Bethel Park — $57,995 for Pedestrian and Vehicle LED Replacement along State Route 88 at Corrigan Drive and Traffic Signal Retiming along Bethel Church Road at Highland Avenue.Bridgeville — $213,282 for the installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along Washington Avenue at Station Street, Bower Hill Road and Prestley Road.East Deer Township — $83,200 for LED upgrades along Freeport Road at Third Street.Greentree — $243,360 for upgrading the overhead lane control systems to LED along Greentree Road.Monroeville — $198,370 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Northern Pike at Patty Lane.Moon Township — $296,206 for Traffic Signal Improvements along University Boulevard.Mt Lebanon Township — $152,489 for Intersection Improvements along Castle Shannon Boulevard at Anawanda Street.Mt Lebanon Township — $363,520 for Traffic Signal Upgrades at thirty (30) intersections within Mt Lebanon Township.Mt Lebanon Township — $178,760 for Intersection Improvements along Cedar Boulevard at Greenhurst Drive.Mt Lebanon Township — $231,032 for Intersection Improvements along Bower Hill Road at Kelso Road.South Fayette Township — $77,484 for installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along Washington Pike at Bursca Drive and at Twin Ponds Lane.Springdale — $173,064 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Pittsburgh Street at Colfax Street.Upper St Clair Township — $461,289 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along McMurray Road at Johnson Road and along McLaughlin Run Road at US Route 19 Southbound Ramps. May 11, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces $33 Million in Traffic Signal Improvement Funding SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Berks County:Fleetwood — $132,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Franklin Street at Main Street.Reading — $148,000 for the Removal of the Unwarranted Traffic Signal along Sixth Street at Laurel Street.St. Lawrence — $251,107 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along St. Lawrence Avenue and Perkiomen Avenue Corridors.West Reading — $134,536 for LED Replacement along Penn Avenue at Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Avenues.Wyomissing — $233,561 for LED Replacement along Penn Avenue, State Hill Road, Park Road and Paper Mill Road Corridors.Bucks County:Bensalem Township — $501,102 for installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Hulmeville Road Corridor from Street Road to Bristol Road.Bristol Township — $252,184 for Traffic Signal Modernization along State Road at Cedar Avenue.Bristol Township — $191,255 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Radcliffe Street at Randall Avenue.Bristol Township — $226,194 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Mill Creek Parkway at Haines Road.Upper Southampton Township — $1,079,069 for installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Second Street Pike Corridor.Yardley — $212,960 for Intersection Improvements along Main Street at Afton Avenue.Butler County:Connoquenessing Township – $160,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along State Route 68 at Kriess Road and Eagle Mill Road.Cranberry Township — $138,240 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the State Route 19 Corridor.Cranberry Township — $612,050 for Traffic Signal Upgrade along State Route 19 at St. Francis Way.Centre County:College Township — $200,083 for Installation of Pedestrian Signals and Upgrades along East College Ave at Elmwood Street.Ferguson Township — $80,000 for Vehicle Detection Upgrades along West College Avenue at Bristol Avenue and Whitehall Road, along Blue Course Drive at Old Gatesburg Road and along Whitehall Road at Research Drive.Patton Township — $198,082 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Valley Vista Drive Corridor.Spring Township — $31,279 for Signal Equipment Replacement along East College Ave at Harrison Road and at Main Street.Chester County:East Vincent Township — $263,799 for Intersection Improvements along Schuylkill Road at New Street.Phoenixville — $31,420 for LED Replacement along Church Street at Gay Street and Main St, along Franklin Street at High Street and along Washington Avenue at Gay Street.Uwchlan Township — $53,829 for Installation of Battery Back-Up System along Dorlan Mill Road at Moore Road.Westtown Township — $180,000 for the Study and Removal of the Unwarranted Traffic Signal along West Chester Pike at Chester Road.Crawford County:Meadville — $798,341 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Water Street at Chestnut Street, Center Street and Arch Street.Cumberland County:North Middleton Township — $219,462 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Spring Road at Cavalry Road.Silver Spring Township — $45,273 for Auxiliary Cabinet and Controller Upgrades along the Route 11 Corridor.South Middleton Township — $62,574 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption along the Walnut Bottom Road Corridor.South Middleton Township — $44,696 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption along the York Road Corridor.South Middleton Township — $13,680 for Traffic Signal Retiming along the Walnut Bottom Road Corridor.Dauphin County:Harrisburg — $357,150 for Traffic Signal Upgrades and Signal Performance along the Forester Street Corridor.Delaware County:Concord Township — $144,000 for Installation of Battery Backup Systems along Baltimore Pike, Wilmington Pike, Naamans Creek Road, Conchester Highway and Smithbridge Road Corridors.Concord Township — $56,000 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Baltimore Pike at Concord Road.Marple Township — $440,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along the Sproul Road Corridor.Middletown Township — $108,00 for Implementation of Low Cost Safety Improvements along New Middletown Road at Glen Riddle Road and along Edgmont Avenue at Knowlton Road.Springfield Township — $284,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along the Sproul Road Corridor.Erie County:Erie — $244,505 for Traffic Signal Replacement and Installation of Pedestrian Signals along Sixth Street at Bacon Street.Summit Township — $43,584 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Peach Street and Douglas Parkway Corridors.Fayette County:Connellsville — $53,075 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Pittsburgh Street at Fairview Avenue and Apple Street, along Crawford Avenue at Arch Street and Pittsburgh Street and along Snyder Street at Fairview Avenue.Franklin County:Fannett Township — $57,840 for Installation of Solar Powered Flashing Warning Devices along Path Valley Road at Spring Run Road.Greencastle Borough – $43,677 for Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon System along Baltimore Pike at Linden Avenue and along Baltimore Pike at Allison Street.Indiana County:White Township — $172,545 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Ben Franklin Road at Warren Road.Lackawanna County: Clarks Green Borough — $39,755 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along East Grove Street at South Abington Road.Scranton — $135,200 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Green Ridge Street at Wyoming Avenue.Lancaster County:East Donegal Township — $147,200 for Intersection Safety Upgrades along River Road at Mount Joy Road.East Lampeter Township — $54,400 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along the Old Philadelphia Pike, Greenfield Road, and Witmer Road Corridors.East Lampeter Township — $44,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Lincoln Highway at Strasburg Pike.East Lampeter Township — $44,000 for Traffic Signal Improvements along Old Philadelphia Pike at Horseshoe Road.Elizabethtown Borough — $18,000 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along the Market Street Corridor.Ephrata Borough — $113,278 for Traffic Signal Detection Upgrades along South Reading Road at Meadow Valley Road and at South Academy Drive.Lancaster — $1,401,714 for Traffic Signal Controller Upgrades at 91 Intersections throughout the City of Lancaster.Lititz Borough — $64,800 for Pedestrian Signal Upgrades along the Broad Street and Main Street Corridors.Manheim Borough — $72,000 for Installation of Battery Backup Systems along the Main Street Corridor.Warwick Township — $127,600 for Traffic Signal Detection System Upgrades along Rothsville Road at Newport Road and along Main Street at Church Street and Rothsville Road.West Hempfield Township — $13,269 for Installation of Battery Backup and Preemption along Stony Battery Road at Route 30 East Bound Ramp and Route 30 West Bound Ramp.Lehigh County:Allentown — $774,378 for Traffic Signal Coordination along the Lehigh Street Corridor.Luzerne County:Hanover Township — $96,528 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Sans Souci Parkway at St. Mary’s Road and Willow Street.Plains Township — $61,848 for LED Signal Replacement along River Street at Maffett Street, along Carey Avenue at Main Street and along Route 315 at Laird Street.Lycoming County: Loyalsock Township — $129,500 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Northway Road at Sheridan Street.McKean County: Foster Township — $62,500 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Main Street at Bolivar Drive.Mercer County: Greenville Borough — $188,200 for Traffic Signal Replacement along Main Street (SR 0018) at Prairie Street.West Middlesex Borough — $42,160 for Detection System Upgrade along New Castle Road at Main Street.Montgomery County:Abington Township — $298,480 for Traffic Signal Upgrades along Fitzwatertown Road at North Hills Avenue.East Norriton Township — $329,750 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Germantown Pike Corridor.East Norriton Township — $108,300 for Installation of Video Detection System along the Germantown Pike Corridor.Hatboro Borough — $1,330,508 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Montgomery Avenue at Jacksonville Road.Jenkintown Borough — $89,784 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades and LED Replacement at 8 intersections along the York Road Corridor.Lower Frederick Township — $1,474 for LED Replacement along the Route 29 Corridor.Lower Moreland Township — $148,080 for Traffic Signal Equipment and Safety Upgrades along Byberry Road at Pine Road.Lower Salford Township — $54,200 for Preventative Maintenance at 13 Intersections throughout Lower Salford Township.Upper Dublin Township — $2,200,000 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the West Moreland Road and Easton Road Corridors.Upper Merion Township — $107,968 for LED Replacement at 24 Intersections along the Dakalb Pike, Gulph Road, Henderson Road, Valley Forge Road and Swedesford Road Corridors.Upper Pottsgrove Township — $21,186 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption Systems along Pottstown Pike at State Street and Moyer Road.Upper Providence Township — $239,230 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Egypt Road Corridor.Whitpain Township — $79,578 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the intersection of Skippack Pike and Pennlyn-Blue Bell Pike.Worcester Township — $141,700 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Valley Forge Road at Skippack Pike and Township Line Road.Worcester Township — $80,240 for Fiber Optic Traffic Signal Interconnection along Germantown Pike at Park Avenue and Trooper Road.Montour County: Danville Borough — $55,440 for Traffic Signal Retiming and Synchronization at 10 Intersections along Walnut Street, Mill Street and Northumberland Road Corridor.Northampton County:Tatamy Borough — $10,008 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption Systems along Eighth Street at Main Street and Commerce Lane.Northumberland County:Sunbury — $354,332 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the Intersection of Fourth Strreet and Arch Street.Philadelphia:$2,800,000 for Traffic Signal Modernization at 12 Intersections along the Castor Avenue Corridor.$7,100,000 for Traffic Signal Modernization and Equipment Upgrades at 24 Intersections along the Cheltenham Avenue Corridor.Schuylkill County:Cass Township — $133,544 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Highridge Park Road at Keystone Boulevard and at the I-81 Northbound Ramps.Foster Township — $48,088 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along State Route 901 at Keystone Boulevard.Minersville Borough — $181,920 for Traffic Signal Retiming and Coordination at 8 Intersections along the Sunbury Street Corridor.Minersville Borough — $308,270 for Pedestrian Improvements and Installation or Overspeed Warning System at 8 Intersection along the Sunbury Street Corridor.Pottsville — $314,313 for Traffic Signal and Intersection Upgrades at the Intersection of Market Street and Twentieth Street.Saint Clair Borough — $229,600 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Claude Lord Boulevard at Hancock Street, Russell Street, Terry Rich Boulevard and Ann Street.Union County:Mifflinburg Borough — $53,331 for Traffic Signal Retiming along Chestnut Street at Third Street and Fourth Street.Union County — $53,331 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the Intersection of East Chestnut Street at Mabel Street.Washington County:Cecil Township — $416,850 for Traffic Signal System Upgrades at 7 Intersections along the Southpointe Boulevard Corridor.Peters Township — $382,950 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the Intersection of McMurray Road at Valleybrook Road.Westmoreland County:Washington Township — $16,000 for Township Traffic Signal Activities.York County:Dillsburg Borough — $44,620 for LED Replacement at 7 Intersections along the State Route 15 Corridor.Wrightsville Borough — $37,054 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Hellam Street at 9th Street and 6th Street.York Township — $182,035 for Traffic Signal Modernization along Queen Street at Country Club Road.A list of recipients, project descriptions, and the amount of state investment is also available at www.penndot.gov on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA”. 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MP for Kalinago Territory refutes claim that gov’t housing program is not benefiting the indigenious people

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews MP for Kalinago Territory refutes claim that gov’t housing program is not benefiting the indigenious people by: – July 11, 2011center_img Share Hon. Ashton Graneau. Photo credit: togetherwemust.netParliamentary Representative for the Kalinago Constituency is denouncing statements by Former Chief Charles Williams that Government is not assisting the indigenious people in the area of housing.Williams said on a radio talk show that the Government has failed to assist the indigenous people in the Kalinago territory.However, Honourable Ashton Graneau refutes this claim.“We have improved on the housing stalk and many persons have benefited. If Williams is concerned with the speed in which the second set of houses under the Chinese program are being completed then I can understand that, because I too am concerned with the speed. They should have already started but we have to bear in mind that there are issues beyond us,” he said.Graneau said soon the construction of 39 houses will begin in the Kalinago Constituency.Dominica Vibes News 24 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Duo faced with dilemma in Sochi

first_img The duo were one of only three pairs who remained in contention at the halfway stage of a savage super-combined on Tuesday. They already have a silver and a bronze in the bag – or in Etherington’s case under her pillow – and were on course for another second place after an eventful slalom stage. With three of the six entrants out of the competition, the British duo need only finish the super-G segment, now set for Friday, to guarantee a medal. There was, though, a tantalising chance to risk going for gold, albeit in the knowledge that crashing out would leave them empty-handed. They are currently in second place, with a lead of 6.68 seconds over American Danelle Umstead, but 3.12secs down on Russian leader Aleksandra Frantceva. Fog and rain made for challenging conditions at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre and Tuesday morning’s scheduled super-G stage was postponed, with the afternoon’s slalom part run first instead. Lincoln skier Etherington said: “The slalom was really hard, so we are really happy to get down. With the fog and rain and the delays in the morning we were happy with the race. “When the fog came you realised how much everyone else relies on their eyesight, but I trusted Caroline could see the gates and we are just trying our best. Powell added: “In the morning it was so foggy I couldn’t even see the gate in front of me in the super-G, so I’m glad that was postponed. “I am glad that we have got down and that we are able to race another day. Bring on the super-G.” In contrast, team-mates Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans were one of the pairs who saw their hopes ended after the slalom. Slovakia’s Henrieta Farkasova and Australia’s Melissa Perrine were the others to go out. It was a mistake from visually-impaired skier Gallagher which proved costly as she missed a gate and fell, meaning the duo failed to finish. Their immediate preparation, though, had been far from ideal. Their bluetooth radio headsets failed to work, meaning they had to rely on back-up ones, hurriedly fetched from the athletes’ village, while Evans was also ill on Monday night. “We were skiing really well, we were probably skiing the best slalom we’ve done this season,” said Evans. “That’s what happens, when you’re putting your all into something, mistakes happen and sometimes you lose concentration.” The spare headsets were an old pair, and the duo revealed they kept cutting out ahead of their run. They worked on the way down, though, and both Gallagher and Evans refused to blame the problem for their result. There was better news for sit-skier Anna Turney and Mick Brennan, who both completed their super-combined slalom runs. Turney was fifth, albeit well off the medal pace after a “huge mistake” saw her miss a gate and have to hike five metres back up the hill to go through it properly. Brennan was ninth after admitting skiing at 40 per cent to ensure he did not crash out. The rearrangement of the super-G part of the super-combined meant the slalom was brought forward to Wednesday. It will see 15-year-old Millie Knight, the opening ceremony flagbearer, make her Paralympic debut, with guide Rachael Ferrier. Visually-impaired skier Jade Etherington and guide Caroline Powell faced a dilemma over whether to push for a maiden gold or settle for a lesser colour after all but guaranteeing a third medal on their Winter Paralympics debut in Sochi. Press Associationlast_img read more

Souness: Pardew needs results

first_img “If that is in place and the board are sensible, then he might get through it.” Pardew, who took charge in 2010, signed an eight-year contract just two years ago. Despite that, Saturday’s clash with Hull is being billed as vital for Pardew’s future in some quarters. Former midfielder Lee Bowyer believes Pardew needs more time to integrate summer signings. Bowyer said: “We are only three or four games in and there is a very, very long way to go. “I thought he did well last year with the squad he had and I think he will do it again this season. “Don’t judge him yet. It takes about six games to start getting into it and he has had a few players come in, so it will take time to gel.” Press Association Newcastle’s form prolongs a poor run which saw the side lose 14 of their last 20 league matches last season. Souness, in charge at St James’ Park from 2004-06, says Pardew will know he must deliver. The Scot told Sky Sports News: “Results are everything in football. “If you are not winning football matches then it used to be you got half a season, or usually a season, now you get six games. If you are in a job you know that is the case. “Newcastle are a big football club, (with a) very passionate football crowd, and a very frustrated crowd at times. They are not slow to show their emotions. “But that is the price on the ticket of being a manager at Newcastle. “You know that if it does go wrong your head will be on the block, and be on the block pretty quickly. That is where he finds himself, unfortunately. “It is part of the deal. You have to deal with it. You have to be thick-skinned, you have to have the support of the people around you and you hope the players are still with you. Former Newcastle manager Graeme Souness is not surprised the pressure on current boss Alan Pardew is intensifying. Pardew’s future has become the subject of heavy speculation after a dismal start to the season. Supporters vented their frustration as the Magpies, without a win in the Barclays Premier League, slumped to a 4-0 loss at Southampton on Saturday. last_img read more

Indiana faces tough test vs No. 24 Wisconsin

first_imgTEAM LEADERS: Trayce Jackson-Davis is putting up 13.9 points and 8.1 rebounds to lead the charge for the Hoosiers. Justin Smith is also a top contributor, producing 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Badgers have been led by Nate Reuvers, who is averaging 12.9 points and 4.4 rebounds.NATE IS A FORCE: Reuvers has connected on 32.6 percent of the 86 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 2 of 9 over the last five games. He’s also made 78.4 percent of his foul shots this season.STREAK SCORING: Indiana has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 76.3 points while giving up 68.ASSIST RATIOS: The Hoosiers have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Badgers. Indiana has an assist on 32 of 69 field goals (46.4 percent) over its past three contests while Wisconsin has assists on 29 of 75 field goals (38.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Indiana has attempted the 24th-most free throws in the country at 22.8 per game. Wisconsin has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 15.1 foul shots per game (ranked 277th).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 24 Wisconsin (20-10, 13-6) vs. Indiana (19-11, 9-10)Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 24 Wisconsin presents a tough challenge for Indiana. Indiana has won five of its eight games against ranked opponents this season. Wisconsin took care of Northwestern by 15 in its last outing. Associated Press March 5, 2020center_img Indiana faces tough test vs No. 24 Wisconsin For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Fourth EBFA/Ralph Green U-11 League semifinals on tomorrow

first_imgTHE two places in the final of the 4th edition of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 League, sponsored by USA-based Guyanese Ralph Green will be filled following tomorrow’s semifinals at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), National Training Centre, Providence, EBD.The first semifinal will see the unbeaten Vurlon Mills Academy, who topped Group ‘A’ of the playoff stage, face the second-placed team from Group ‘B’, Kuru Kururu Warriors, from 09:30hrs.Mills Academy accumulated the most points (13), made up of four wins and one draw, and are the only team not to concede a goal so far in the tournament, which has seen a total of 28 matches and two walkovers.While Mills Academy will start as favourites to advance to the championship match, the young Kuru Kururu Warriors from the Linden/Soesdyke Highway will fancy their chances of also advancing by defeating their opponents.They have racked up three wins, one draw and a loss in securing 10 points and have all to play for tomorrow. The second semifinal from 10:00hrs will feature defending champions Timehri Panthers, who ended second in Group ‘A’, and Group ‘B’ winners Riddim Squad.Like Mills Academy, Riddim Squad have also played undefeated to date, winning three matches and drawing two for their 11 points. Panthers’ lone defeat came at the hands of Vurlon Mills Academy, in their first match of the competition and ever since have clawed their way back into contention.Both these teams have a +4 goal difference, Timehri scoring eight and letting in four while Riddim Squad have scored six times and conceded twice. Whatever happens tomorrow, only two teams would be advancing to the final with the respective losers battling in the third/fourth place match on Saturday November 2, next.Prizes will go to the top two teams in the form of replica trophies while medals will be presented to the third and fourth place teams. There would also be six individual awards (plaques) being presented to players and the Best Coach.last_img read more

Wrestling: Head coach Barry Davis resigns after 25 years at Wisconsin

first_imgBarry Davis, the face of the University of Wisconsin wrestling team for over two decades, announced Monday he would resign from his position as head coach.Davis still plans on coaching the seven Badgers who qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships on March 15-17.  The resignation comes after Wisconsin placed sixth this past weekend in the Big Ten Championships.Though the team had a solid season, Davis felt they fell slightly short of their own expectations.  After the Big Ten Championships, he told his team he wished they’d gotten ten wrestlers into the NCAA Championships, but was pleased with the seven and seemed excited for how they will perform next week.Barry Alvarez named Under Armour’s 2017-18 Athletic Director of the YearUniversity of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez has been awarded the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year, announced by Read…Eli Stickley, Cole Martin, Andrew Crone, Evan Wick, Ryan Christensen, Ricky Robertson and Hunter Ritter will all compete in various weight classes in the tournaments.While neither the university nor Davis gave a reason for the resignation, it appears as if the split was amicable. UW Athletics sent out a press release in which both sides were quoted giving high praise to the other.“I’ve known Barry [Davis] for a long time — back to my days as an assistant coach at Iowa — and he is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met,” UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez said of Davis. “He has left an indelible mark on Wisconsin wrestling.”Women’s Hockey: Badgers fall to Gophers for first time, chance at redemption coming SaturdayOn Sunday afternoon, the No. 7 University of Minnesota women’s hockey team upset the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey Read…The rest of the press release detailed Davis’s accomplishments as a coach for the Badgers and athlete for his alma mater, the Iowa Hawkeyes. His most prestigious accolades as a coach included being named National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Coach of the Year in 2010 and being Wisconsin’s all-time winningest wrestling coach.As a wrestler, Davis’ skills were widely known. He was a three-time NCAA National Champion and two-time Olympian, taking home the silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.Be sure to check out the final matches under Davis’ tenure as the Badgers travel to Cleveland March 15-17 for the NCAA Championships.  Matches will air over the three days on ESPN U in the afternoon and ESPN at night.last_img read more

Baseball tops UCLA in extras to cap Dodgertown Classic

first_imgFollowing last week’s road trip to North Carolina for games against Wake Forest and Duke, the USC baseball team returned to Los Angeles last weekend for the Dodgertown Baseball Classic. After losing games to San Diego and Michigan at home, USC finished the weekend with a big win over UCLA at Dodger Stadium. “I told the kids after the [Michigan] game, it’s our first opportunity of what I hope is not very many — when you’re down 0-2 and have to come and salvage the weekend,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “We got down early, and to the kids’ credit, they came [back] and stuck with it. I’m really proud of them for that because it’s easy when you’re inexperienced to wear it for the third day.” In their first game of the Classic back at Dedeaux Field, the Trojans faced off against the University of San Diego on Friday. The game was close early on, until a five-run fifth inning by the Toreros sealed the Trojans’ fate. San Diego won 8-3 despite recording one fewer hit than USC. The Trojans looked to rebound on Saturday against Michigan, once again at their home ballpark. However, they instead dropped their second game in a row. This time, USC encountered a cold night at the plate, only mustering three hits en route to a 4-1 loss.In the concluding game of the weekend at Dodger Stadium, the Trojans squared off against crosstown rival UCLA. The Bruins jumped out to an early lead in the second inning thanks to a solo home run to left field from second baseman Chase Strumpf. UCLA then scored on an error in the third and again on a sacrifice fly in the fourth to extend its advantage to 3-0. For the first five innings, the Trojan lineup had no answer for UCLA’s sophomore right hander Jon Olsen. Beginning the bottom of the sixth, Olsen had struck out eight batters and given up just one hit: a first inning double by redshirt junior shortstop Frankie Rios. However, with two outs in the sixth, sophomore first baseman Lars Nootbaar trimmed the Bruins’ advantage to one with a wall-scraping triple that brought home two runs. After UCLA head coach John Savage replaced Olsen with Ryan Garcia, freshman outfielder Matthew Acosta drove Nootbaar home on a single to center. Suddenly, the Trojans had the game tied at 3-3. The Trojans and Bruins remained deadlocked through the next three innings, with neither team able to even get a runner in scoring position. UCLA went three-up, three-down in the bottom of the ninth to take the game into extra innings with the score still 3-3. With both teams exhausted after a long weekend and most of the crowd at Chavez Ravine already in the parking lot, USC was in search of a big play to finish the game. Nootbaar provided just that, blasting a double to right field that sent freshman designated hitter John Thomas around to score from first. The Trojans had a 4-3 lead to protect entering the bottom of the 10th inning. “I wasn’t really thinking much,” Nootbaar said. “I was praying to God that John Thomas could come around and score. I’m glad he did.” After Nootbaar’s go-ahead blast, it was up to sophomore reliever Solomon Bates to save the game. He did so successfully, notching a strikeout and two straight flyouts — the last out a foul ball caught fittingly by Nootbaar, which ended the game. Nootbaar might have taken home the game ball after the win, but freshman Chris Clarke was the Trojans’ unsung hero on Sunday, coming in to relieve sophomore starter Marrick Crouse in the fourth inning. Hurling 5.2 innings out of the bullpen, the 6-foot-7-inch Clarke gave up one hit and fanned five while giving up no runs, and thanks to USC’s 10th-inning rally, he earned his first career win. His brother Zander Clarke, a redshirt sophomore infielder for UCLA, came in to pinch hit in the 10th inning, just missing an encounter with his younger sibling on the mound. “[Coach Hubbs] came into the dugout a few times and asked how I was feeling,” Chris Clarke said. “Every time I said, ‘Fantastic,’ because all I wanted was the ball in my hand.”The Trojans now sit at 7-4 on the season. This week, they look forward to a road tilt against San Diego State on Tuesday before they return to Dedeaux Field for a three-game series against Holy Cross that begins on Friday.last_img read more

JN Money Celebrates Commissioner Barnes

first_imgFrom left Leon Mitchell, assistant general manager, The Jamaica National Group; Oliver Mair, Consul General to Miami; Carmen Bartlett, former regional manager, JNMS USA South East Region; Winston Barnes, CD and Miramar Commissioner and Horace Hines, JNMS General Manager. All were present at a luncheon to honour Miramar Commissioner Winston Barnes who was conferred with the Order of Distinction, Commander Class by the Jamaican Government at the National Heroes’ Day Awards Ceremony on October 15 JN Money Services (USA) Inc. recognized Miramar Commissioner, Winston Barnes, who was described as a member of the company’s extended family, at a luncheon held in honor of him recently.Barnes, who was conferred with the Order of Distinction Commander Class by the Jamaican Government at the National Heroes’ Day awards ceremony on October 15, was lauded for his achievements and service to Jamaica.  In addition to recognizing his investiture, he was thanked for the support he has given to the JN family over the years.“Since the inception of JNMS Southeast United States, here in Florida, some 21 years ago, Commissioner Winston F. Barnes has been a true friend to the members of the JNMS team,” said Horace Hines, general manager, JNMS, owners and operators of the brand JN Money.“In fact, he is more than a friend, he is family. Winston is always there for us, whenever we need him. He is also a vital part of the wider Jamaica National family, having been a member of Jamaica National for over 40 years,” Hines noted.Hines also lauded Barnes for his contribution to Jamaican music over the years.“Our brother Winston is truly deserving of all the accolades that the Jamaican Government has bestowed on him. He has always been an eminent proponent of Jamaican music; and, he is extremely knowledgeable about the subject,” Hines said.In his response Barnes thanked the JNMS team for their recognition; and promised that he would continue to maintain his close friendship with JN team.At the Luncheon held at the Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Barnes explained alluded to his strong ties to the JN family.“The Jamaica National Group and I have a special relationship that goes back some 40 years. When I came here to Florida one, of our biggest supporters was The Jamaica National team so our relationship has come full circle,” he stated. Tribute from Carmen BartlettCarmen Bartlett, former regional manager, JNMS USA South East, related that she has known Barnes since the 1970s and wrote his first mortgage with JN. He endeared himself to the JNMS family and we welcomed his visits to the Miramar office.“He has facilitated the JN Money team on his radio program; and was always “looking out” for the JN family in Miramar where he is a Commissioner,” she added.From Leon MitchellIn his tribute to Winston, assistant general manager of The Jamaica National Group, Leon Mitchell, lauded him as “our Cultural Ambassador.” Other tributes came from Dahlia Walker-Huntington and John T. Hodgson.In his response, Barnes thanked the JNMS team for their recognition; and promised that he would continue to maintain his close friendship with JN team.“I feel humbled about the award from my country and the recognition from JN. Listening to radio while growing up, and later working on radio in Jamaica, I would often hear the broadcast of National Awards Ceremony. To hear my name on the day I had to ask if it was really me. I felt truly honored,” he said.last_img read more

Terence Crawford Defeats Julius Indongo To Be Crowned Undisputed World Champion

first_imgTerence Crawford is the light-welterweight undisputed world champion – the first in 12 years.The 29-year old American knocked out Namibia’s Julius Indongo with a left hook to the body in round three of a short-lived bout at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. Crawford came in with the WBC and WBO belts; Indongo, from Namibia, was the WBA and IBF champion.“It means everything,” Crawford said. “When you start boxing when you’re seven years old, that’s your dream to become world champion, and after that you want to become something bigger than world champion. You go to the highest level possible.”The fight was the first four-belt unification bout since 2004 when Bernard Hopkins stopped Oscar De La Hoya to claim all the belts in the 160lb division.Stylistically, the Crawford is known for his fast hand speed, formidable punching power, and defensive skills, as well as his ability to comfortably switch hit from orthodox to southpaw.RelatedFury Wants To Follow In Klitschko’s FootstepsMay 19, 2020In “Boxing”Swansea City vs Manchester UnitedJune 30, 2017Similar postAnthony Joshua: Blockbuster Tyson Fury Fight “Needs To Happen”April 16, 2020In “Boxing”last_img read more