Wolf Administration Officials Host Cabinet in Your Community Event in Tamaqua


first_imgWolf Administration Officials Host Cabinet in Your Community Event in Tamaqua April 03, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Tamaqua, PA – Today, Wolf administration cabinet officials were joined by community members for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Tamaqua Campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College. This series of events gives community members the opportunity to talk with their state government officials and discuss issues important to the region.“The Cabinet in Your Community series has had a tremendous impact on communities across the commonwealth since its inception in November,” said Governor Wolf. “For Pennsylvania to thrive, it is essential that government officials provide a platform for constituents to express the needs of their communities, and I am thrilled that individuals in Tamaqua had that opportunity today.”This event featured Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Flinn. The department heads provided information on upcoming initiatives and responded to questions from community members.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for Monday, April 16, at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. This event will be hosted by the cabinet secretaries of the departments of Aging, Community and Economic Development, Human Services, and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.last_img read more

Poch: Sherwood deserves welcome


first_img “We believe it was the same things, to encourage and develop the young talent. “I think the legacy is to believe in the young talent and he shared the job with other people, like (academy manager) John McDermott and all the staff in the academy, Les Ferdinand, Chris Ramsey. “All people deserve some credit for the young players arriving in the first team.” A number of those players will no doubt feature for Spurs on Saturday, although injury victims Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris will not face their former manager. Jan Vertonghen could also be absent as Pochettino looks to reignite Spurs’ fading hopes of a top-four finish after being held to a 0-0 draw at Burnley last weekend. “We know that we have seven games and 21 points (to play for),” the Spurs head coach said. “We need to try and get the next three points. “I think it is important for our supporters at White Hart Lane and it is important to increase our performance after the Burnley game. “We need to show that we want to fight to finish higher in the table and it is a great opportunity tomorrow to show that we are ambitious.” Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino believes predecessor Tim Sherwood deserves a good reception when he returns to White Hart Lane for the first time this weekend. Now, 11 months on, the former midfielder is preparing to make a first return to White Hart Lane on Saturday when he leads out embattled Aston Villa. Many expect the reception to be as mixed as his Tottenham legacy, but successor Pochettino believes Sherwood deserves respect after doing a “great job” in his short spell at the helm. “I expect a very good reception because he is a manager that worked here and spent a lot of time here, like a player and as manager,” he said. “He helped the academy to develop young talent and I hope he gets a very good reception from the supporters because I think he deserves that.” While few expect Sherwood to be universally welcomed back, you only need to look at the squad to see a lasting impact. Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb were given a chance to shine during his time as Spurs head coach and a number of others blossomed during his time as technical co-ordinator and head of football development. “I think that we share the same idea, we believe in the young talent,” Pochettino said. “This is great, like when I started my career as a manager at Espanyol in Barcelona. Press Association The 46-year-old played for Spurs and had a key role in the club’s youth development, before taking the reins as head coach following Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking in December 2013. Sherwood had an impressive on-field impact but not even a 59 per cent win ratio – better than any other Spurs boss in the Premier League era – could save the divisive head coach from the chop. last_img read more

Javed Miandad reacts after Shahid Afridi calls him ‘a small human being’


first_imgFormer Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad laughed off some of the allegations that the flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has leveled against him, in his book ‘Game Changer’.In the book, which is officially launched in Pakistan on Saturday, Afridi described the former captain Miandad as a small human being.Claiming that Miandad didn’t like him and his batting style, Afridi said one day before the first Test against India at Chennai in 1999, the 61-year-old didn’t even give him time in the nets to practice.Miandad laughed off the allegations.”I leave everything to Allah but how is it possible that a player is not given net-practice a day before a Test match he is supposed to play,” Miandad laughed as he told PTI.Miandad said it is true that he had his issues with Afridi but they were purely professional.”I always told him the potential he had he could have been a much better player for Pakistan. There were times I spent hours with him in the nets trying to improve his temperament and batting techniques,” claimed Miandad.The former batsman added that he is not surprised by the content of Afridi’s book as nowadays one has to create controversies to sell biographies and autobiographies.Also Read | Umpires had to finish it off or I would have: Afridi recalls run-in with GambhirAlso Read | Pakistan star Shahid Afridi finally reveals his real ageAlso Read | Will personally take you to a psychiatrist: Gautam Gambhir hits back at Shahid Afridiadvertisementlast_img read more