Governor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in Pennsylvania

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in Pennsylvania Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – After learning that Major League Baseball is considering switching the manufacturer of team uniforms and fan apparel from Pennsylvania-based VF Majestic to Under Armour beginning in 2020, Governor Wolf wrote a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr..“VF Majestic has produced high-quality athletic apparel for the Major League Baseball Authentic Collection for years. The Company and its employees are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “You are unlikely to find such commitment as exhibited by VF Majestic’s more than 500 dedicated employees anywhere else.”Governor Wolf asked for the opportunity to discuss the opportunities that doing business in Pennsylvania provides with Mr. Manfred.View the full letter below:11.1.16 Letter to Robert D. Manfred, Jr. by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd November 01, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Indiana Audubon Society plans spring event

first_imgConnersville, In. — The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting its annual spring birding gathering at its Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, outside Connersville, on May 5.  The event includes a multitude of speakers, field hikes, as well as a chance to see birds up close and in the hand with bird banding demonstrations.Afternoon presentations at the sanctuary will look at tropical birding tour opportunities, including upcoming Costa Rica tours with Indiana Audubon, activities and history of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, and a look at how shade-grown coffee is helping both the birds and the environment.  The Saturday afternoon headline presentation will explore the science of bird sounds and how birders can expand upon their birding by ear knowledge.“Mary Gray in the spring is a magical place,” said Indiana Audubon executive director. “the entire sanctuary explodes in birdsong, blooming wildflowers, and more.  It’s truly a special place to visit in early May.”Early bird registration for the weekend events is $15 per person and includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner around a campfire at the end of the day.  Registration can be found on the events page here. A special native plants work day, called the ‘Weed Wrangle’ will occur the next morning at the sanctuary as well.Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is located at 3499 Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville.  For more information about the weekend festival, call (765) 827-5109 or email [email protected]  To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society and to search for programs near you, visit them on the web.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim one of few to dispute allegations in NCAA investigation

first_imgJim Boeheim disputed his responsibility for the allegations the NCAA investigated about the Syracuse head coach and the men’s basketball program.Most of the allegations in the investigation were not disputed, according to the report. But Boeheim argued about if he should be held accountable, NCAA chief hearing officer and Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky confirmed on a teleconference Friday.In a release, Chancellor Kent Syverud said the university doesn’t think Boeheim was responsible for the rules violations. The violations included academic misconduct and impermissible academic assistance and services, which Banowsky focused on when responding to the university’s denial of Boeheim’s responsibility.“The rule is pretty clear that the head coach has a duty to monitor the activities of those in the program and he’s also presumed to be accountable for their violations,” Banowsky said. “And the presumption in this case was not effectively rebutted at all.”“In fact, the coach hired the director of basketball operations to improve the academic performance of the players and he did it by logging into their email accounts, exchanging communication with professors about what the student needs to do. And in concert with the basketball receptionist, assisted in the preparation of coursework for the players. So in this case the panel felt the head coach should be responsible, for the people who report directly to him, most certainly.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe sanctions suspended Boeheim for nine games of conference play and stated that all games in which ineligible players participated from the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11 and 2011-12. SU identified 24 basketball wins – 14 in 2004-05 and nine from 2011-12 – in which ineligible players played, according to the report, but the Committee on Infractions panel will release a final number within 45 days.Syracuse won 74 games from 2004-7 and 61 from 2010-12. Banowsky said finalizing the number of wins to be vacated is “more or less a clerical matter,” but that the number could go up or down.SU has 15 days to appeal the NCAA’s ruling. The university will support Boeheim in any individual appeal he makes, according to Syverud’s release. Comments Published on March 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more