Infrastructure, Press Release, Restore Pennsylvania Hopewell Twp., PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Hopewell Township to learn how Raccoon Creek continues to flood the adjacent Green Garden Plaza Shopping Center, threatening center tenants and nearby industrial parks, and to detail how Restore Pennsylvania can help offset loss and damage from frequent flooding. Gov. Wolf was joined by Rep. Rob Matzie and county and township officials on the visit.“After decades of neglect and little help from the federal government to repair ongoing flood damage, Pennsylvania communities are struggling,” Gov. Wolf said. “Restore Pennsylvania is necessary to address our legacy infrastructure needs and will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century. The flooding mitigation needs of Hopewell Township are not unique, but they are necessary, and long overdue. Restore Pennsylvania can help.”Governor Wolf recently proposed Restore Pennsylvania to provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.Restore Pennsylvania also will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.In 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused Raccoon Creek to overflow and destroy the Green Garden Plaza Shopping Center. The center, which houses the only large grocery store in the area, was rebuilt, but tenants are met regularly with the need to plan for flooding when rains are heavy – a more frequent occurrence as Pennsylvania experienced the wettest year on record in 2018.“Governor Wolf is no stranger to our community,” Rep. Rob Matzie said. “He has showed his support time and time again. When he announced his Restore PA initiative, one of the areas that stood out to me was the governor’s recognition of the need for flood mitigation. So, I am thrilled to have him come to Green Garden Plaza to give him a firsthand look at the economic recovery there, and, most importantly, the water management challenges that remain.”Restore Pennsylvania is an ambitious infrastructure initiative funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs.Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. March 29, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Visits Beaver County, Details How Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Offset Loss and Damage from Flooding
Other Side of Samuel Kalu’s RecoveryThe camp of Super Eagles here in Alexandria is still celebrating the clean bill of health given to Samuel Kalu. The news of the fact that he has been declared medically fit to remain with the team in Egypt was a sort of psychological boost ahead of today’s match with Guinea. Nigeria is plotting to retain the top spot of Group B regardless of the outcome of the group’s other match. Eagles clash with the Syli Stars is the star match of the group this afternoon. Wether Coach Gernot Rohr will have the courage to feature the pacy Girondins Bordeaux of France ace is a different matter altogether. Fear of Sadio Mane Grips Group Rivals Many fans were taken aback when Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane was missing in action in Teranga Lions of Senegal’s 2-0 win against Tanzania on Sunday. Hold your breath! The striker was on one-match suspension from the qualifying series and would be back in action when the team takes on Fennecs of Algeria on Thursday in the crucial second match of Group C. The forward was part of success story of Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions League which they won early this month in Madrid, Spain.Tunisia, First Top Seed to DrawOne of the tournament’s favourites and top seeded team at the ongoing tournament are the first team that failed to pick maximum points after their 1-1 scoreline with Angola in Group E opening match on Monday night.It was the first draw by any of the top seeds since host Egypt, Nigeria, Côte d’ Ivoire and Senegal all won their respective opening matches.The Tunisians had led with a penalty scored by Msakni in the 34th minute and could have doubled the lead only for Angola to score a late equaliser after Campos scored from a blunder by Tunisian goalkeeper, Farouk Ben Mustapha.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Setting the Record Straight about Adams Traore It’s no longer news that Eagles of Mali have scored more goals than any other team at the ongoing tournament in Egypt after their 4-1 bashing of debutants, Mauritania. The gist was that many were a bit confused that Adama Traore scored a brace in the match. Wrong. A check revealed that there are two registered players in the Malian side with same name. The first Adama in the starting line up scored the third goal for his side in the 55th minute and was substituted in the 61st minute by his name sake (Adama Traore) who scored the fourth goal for his side in the 74th minute. It’s a case of coincident or minor confusion!Pressure on Pharaohs to Re-gig on Home SoilAfter a not too convincing lone goal win in their opening match against Warriors of Zimbabwe, Egyptians want a tactical change in Pharaohs approach to their next match against DR Congo by saddling Liverpool man Mohamed Salah with more roles for the team. The UEFA Champions League winner last month with the Anfield side is leading the striking role instead of his conventional position of playing from the right side of the attack. Mo Salah will have a lot to contend with as the host nation hope to extend their record of always winning the trophy on home soil!