A Call to Public Service: The William Penn Fellowship August 01, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Sharon Minnich, Secretary of Administration SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, The Blog, Videos We are excited to announce that starting today, applications are now open for the William Penn Fellowship!The William Penn Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind program for Pennsylvania state government. Through the fellowship, aspiring professionals with master’s or other advanced degrees have the opportunity to work with the state’s top executive leaders on projects that support Governor Wolf’s priorities of Schools that Teach, Jobs that Pay and Government that Works.As student at Dartmouth College, Governor Wolf himself made a decision that changed the course of his life and the lives of many others by answering the call to service. He interrupted his studies to join the Peace Corps and served two years in a small village in India before returning to finish his undergraduate degree.Just as the Peace Corps was a transformative time in the life of Governor Wolf, we want the William Penn Fellowship to be a rewarding and challenging experience for participants.Governor Wolf is challenging the best and the brightest minds to answer the call to public service with the William Penn Fellowship.Whether working to create policies to attract new industries, ensure that every child in Pennsylvania has access to a high-quality education, or improve the effectiveness of programs our citizens depend on, the William Penn Fellows will be working to address real-life issues facing our commonwealth. Fellows will also be challenged to look at the future state of the commonwealth and how we build, innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing world.If you or someone you know has an advanced degree and a passion for public service, tell them to go to www.pennfellowship.pa.gov to learn more about the William Penn Fellowship. Applications for the program must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 21, 2016. SHARE TWEET
Bermuda-based shipping company Teekay Corporation is looking to collect up to USD 115 million as it launched an offering to sell its convertible senior notes due 2023.The company would sell USD 100 million or up to USD 115 million convertible senior notes, if the initial purchasers exercise in full their option to purchase additional convertible notes in a private offering.The notes, convertible into Teekay’s common stock, will be the general senior unsecured obligations of Teekay and will accrue interest payable semi-annually in arrears.Furthermore, Teekay informed that it has commenced a registered public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement of 10 million shares of its common stock. The company intends to grant the underwriters in that offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.5 million shares of common stock.The shipping firm expects to use the net proceeds from the offerings for general corporate purposes, which may include, among other things, repaying a portion of its outstanding indebtedness and funding working capital.
Mourinho had been under pressure amid reports he would be sacked.His side had been 2-0 down to winless Newcastle at half-time of the Premier League game, but they scored three goals in the final 20 minutes to turn the match around.After the game, Mourinho said he could “cope with the manhunt” against him.A 90th-minute winner from Alexis Sanchez ended a run of four games without a win, United have recorded their worst league start for 29 years and are eighth in the table.Mourinho has until 18:00 BST on Friday to respond to the charge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has been charged over comments he made in Portuguese to a television camera after his side’s win over Newcastle.It is claimed Mourinho used “abusive, insulting or improper language” after the 3-2 come-back victory at Old Trafford on 6 October.The Football Association used a lip reader and the 55-year-old’s remarks were interpreted as offensive.
The executive committee is considering if the Rades Stadium, in Tunisia, should be suspended as a consequence of the foul play from one of its referees in combination with the Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) being out-of-order during crucial moments of the match.There might also be a fine for Esperance and the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF).FTF requested that the match be scheduled after CAN 2019 in Egypt. That request has allegedly been denied.After a football scandal that Wydad Athletic Club chairman, Said Naciri has deemeda “total shame for African football,” CAF had convened an emergency meeting in Paris to examine the unprecedented controversies between Tunisian Esperance and WAC.The scandal was caused when the VAR, was said to not be functioning when it was necessary to review critical moments of the match. By not having the VAR in functioning order prior to the match, the referee allegedly breached several rules of the game, costing WAC the goal which would have tied the CAF Champions League 2018/2019.WAC players protested the referee when Esperance was declared the championship winner, leaving Wydad behind with the final score of 2-1 behind. CAF President Ahmad Ahmad sided with Wydad, arguing that the goal, which was rejected during the second leg, was legitimate. Eventually, he called for an emergency meeting to be held on Tuesday to discuss the VAR controversy during the second leg.On Tuesday, CAF decided to postpone this emergency meeting about the CAF Champions League game until after the re-election of FIFA President Gianni Infantino.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram VAR CONTROVERSYThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) Emergency Committee that sat in Paris has officially decided that the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League game will be a rematch after the VAR controversy.The rematch between Esperance of Tunisia and Wydad of Morocco will take place on neutral ground. According to Morocco World News quoting television channel, Arriyadia, the game will take place in South Africa.
In one of his twenty-four Test matches for West Indies, Tino Best did not make a huge impression with the ball as a speedster, but made headlines and history with the bat by churning out an outstanding performance.Tino BestAt Edgbaston, against host team England in 2012, this Barbadian fast-bowler inked his name in the record books by scoring 95 runs, the highest by a number 11 batsman since the five-day version was inaugurated in 1877.Currently in Toronto, Canada, as a television commentator at the Global T20 six-team tournament, Best has expressed deep confidence in the regional side dominating in three formats against Bangladesh.The West Indies have already recorded a comprehensive innings and 219-run win against Bangladesh in the Test series which began recently at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda.The seamers did the damage against the tourists on a pitch that appeared very responsive. Best’s compatriot, Kemar Roach, had memorable bowling figures in the first innings by snaring 5 wickets for 8 runs off five overs to help dismantle Bangladesh for a record-breaking 43, while Trinidadian quickie Shannon Gabriel claimed 5 for 77 from 12 overs to assist in cleaning up things in the second innings, when Bangladesh were skittled out for 144.“I think they (WI) started the series well, and will continue to dominate the series in all three formats. The pitches are good for fast bowling, and with these men in good form, they will do good against Bangladesh,” the 36-year-old Best opined.Bangladesh’s tour of the Caribbean consists of two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and a similar number of T20s in the same sequence.“Look, we have (had) quality fast-bowlers over the decades, and we will still continue to produce them. Kemar and Shannon were outstanding, and that would certainly put the Bangladeshis under tremendous pressure for the entire series, whether the Tests or the limited-overs,” Best opined.Best has featured in 26 one-dayers for the West Indies, spanning from 2003 to 2013.The second Test is currently being played at Sabina Park in Jamaica, and the West Indies have again been impressive with both bat and ball. That pitch is also expected to produce a result, according to the right-arm quickie, Best.“The pitch in Jamaica is known to be very quick as well. Bowlers will dominate there too, especially our (West Indies) quickies. Plus they have the psychological advantage against them (Bangladeshis), after bowling out them very cheaply in the opening Test,” Best related.Prior to the start of the Test series, Bangladesh warmed up against a President’s X1 in a three-day match that was drawn. They will play a 50-Over match against a West Indies Vice-Chancellor’s X1 before they get cracking in the One-Day segment. (Ravi Madholall)