PA Personnel Deploy to Texas to Assist in Harvey Recovery

first_imgPA Personnel Deploy to Texas to Assist in Harvey Recovery SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Hurricane Harvey,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that eight staffers from the Department of Human Services deployed today to Texas to support Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operations there. DRCs provide disaster survivors a single point-of-contact to learn about assistance available to them from state or federal agencies.“We recognize that the need for assistance in areas hit by these recent devastating storms will continue for quite some time,” said Governor Wolf. “We are proud that we have the staff with the necessary knowledge and experience to support the needs of our fellow citizens.”The team will report to Austin, Texas to receive further instructions and assignment to a specific DRC. The deployment will last for two weeks with the option for an extension.The request for assistance was made via the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a formal agreement that allows states to share resources, such as personnel or equipment, during disasters. All costs associated with the deployment are paid by the requesting state.center_img September 22, 2017last_img read more

QPR’s Phillips was interested in joining Leeds, says Redfearn

first_imgQPR winger Matt Phillips was interested in a summer move to Leeds United, their former boss Neil Redfearn has claimed.Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire that Phillips was one of four players he approached, along with former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton, Derby defender Jason Shackell and Stoke City’s Charlie Adam.Barton, who joined Burnley after being released by QPR, has since said on Twitter that Redfearn never contacted him directly.However, Redfearn said all four players were interested – until his departure as Leeds boss last May put an end to his plans.Joey Barton was also targeted by LeedsHe said: “I was consulted at the end of the season by [chairman] Andrew Umbers about possible signings and additions to the side. I came up with a list.“People like Joey Barton, Jason Shackell and Matty Phillips – all good players. [Charlie] Adam as well, who Thommo [assistant manager Steve Thompson] knew from Stoke City.“These were all players that were interested. At that time we contacted them through different sources.“They were genuinely interested in coming to play for Leeds United, which is not difficult to sell, because it’s a top club.”QPR rejected a £7m bid from West Brom for Phillips last summer and a £6m bid from Middlesbrough last month.See also:Bhatia steps down from QPR Trust roleHasselbaink stunned by QPR’s poor displayQPR youngster gets French call-upCook hopes to eventually manage QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NU sustains dominance, beats UST

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate after downing University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The league-leading Lady Bulldogs improved to a perfect 5-0 while the Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Valdez judges fitness contest; Villanueva, AVO impress After Cherry Rondina tied the fourth set at 25-25, Audrey Paran unwittingly gave UST the 26-25 set point after her hit went out.Jaja Santiago then, went to work for NU finishing a through-the-block kill for the 26-26 tie, and Risa Sato scored a block off Rondina’s attempt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSantiago said it was her team’s character that helped them keep UST at bay.“The grit, the trust with each other, I saw that in this game,” said Santiago. “Those two traits are what I like about our team and when I say that I won’t let them lose they will follow, like a domino effect.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “Our character is really that strong.”Santiago finished with 19 points to lead NU while Aiko Urdas had 10.Rondina was the game’s top scorer with 25 points for UST while Carla Sandoval added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forum Read Nextcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READlast_img read more