Governor Wolf Joins Front Lines in Battle Against Spotted Lanternfly July 16, 2019 Environment, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), Penn State University, and USDA at a Harrisburg site populated with Spotted Lanternflies to view the treatment being conducted across the commonwealth.“Although Pennsylvania had the unlucky fate of being the first state in the nation to be visited by the Spotted Lanternfly, we faced that challenge head-on and have made incredible strides in containment and control,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is a team effort and all hands are on deck, committed to protecting Pennsylvania’s agricultural products, preserving our quality of life, and keeping commerce flowing here in the commonwealth.”Under the governor’s PA Farm Bill – a package of legislation designed to expand and protect agriculture infrastructure – the Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account will provide $3 million toward the containment of the Spotted Lanternfly. This is the second year in a row the governor has allocated funding in the state budget to increase spotted lanternfly detection, control, and eradication efforts. Over the past few years the administration has allocated more than $10 million to protect Pennsylvania business and agriculture. Additionally, USDA recently dedicated more than $6.2 million in new funding to Pennsylvania’s efforts.This May, PDA introduced the Spotted Lanternfly permit system to train businesses and employees on recognizing the life stages of the Spotted Lanternfly. Since then, the department has issued more than 900,000 permits to businesses that travel in and out of the quarantine area. Additionally, PDA and USDA teams continue to assess and treat high-risk properties, with survey teams scouting for insects across the state after receiving reports of sightings outside of the quarantine area. Penn State has taken the lead on conducting outreach and research.“Pennsylvania’s progress in controlling the Spotted Lanternfly is due in part to the historic partnership we’ve made with USDA and Penn State and the critical funding we received through the state and federal budgets,” said Sec. Redding. “However, it’s important that Pennsylvanians remember that they play a significant role in this fight. They can treat their property with approved sprays, band their trees, or even use something as simple as a fly swatter to help control populations right in their own backyard.”Businesses can obtain a Spotted Lanternfly permit at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training. Homeowners with questions about treatment, including approved sprays, can learn more through Penn State Extension at http://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.For more information on the Spotted Lanternfly, visit https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
ILOILO City – He was found dead hanging inside their house in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo district. Prior to the incident, the victim posted a note on his Facebook account in which he asked sorry to his friends and families. Lirazan’s lifeless body was discovered by his mother Nelly around 7 a.m. on May 21, it added. The 19-year-old Ermemoso Lirazan was believed to have committed suicide, a police report showed. Officers of the Arevalo have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN
GREEN BAY — Had the sky actually been falling during this past week, Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field still would have claimed the top story of every news broadcast in the Midwest.With every prediction of the game’s outcome came a prediction for the fans’ reactions to Favre returning. Will they cheer? Boo? Or both?In case you are still recovering from a Halloween party and have missed all news coverage, Brett Favre returned to Lambeau Field Sunday night for the first time in almost two years and was able to deliver that revengeful bite to Green Bay for the second time this season, vexing the Packers and all of Wisconsin in a 38-26 victory. Favre won the game in impeccable fashion but was unable to win over most of the fans that supported him for 16 years.Packer fans proved to be unsympathetic toward Favre, turning hostile the moment he stepped on the field.He was booed when he sauntered onto the field for pregame warm-ups, for team introductions, for the coin toss, during each play for the first several drives and every time he and his offense thought about getting near the end zone.Scott Lamers, 35, of Kaukauna, Wis., admitted without hesitation that despite being a Favre fan for years, he did not want to see him succeed as a Viking.“No, not as a Viking. I’m a Packer fan and a Favre fan,” Lamers said. “I like watching him — he’s exciting — but today I want to see him lose.”For fans, Sunday at Lambeau was all about distinguishing where your loyalties laid between Favre and the Packers. Favre jerseys were inescapable and came in a variety of editions: as a Packer, Viking or a New York Jet. Even a plain black jersey of Favre was in abundance. This jersey came with no logo or stripe pattern, just plain black with a white No. 4 and Favre’s name on the back.For some fans, drawing a line in their moral sand was easier said than done. Some adopted a two-face persona by dressing in half-Packer, half-Viking Favre jerseys.A witness to the legendary Ice Bowl and resident of Green Bay, Bruce Nohr, 57, arrived at Sunday’s game with his wife, wearing a Viking’s Brett Favre jersey.“I’ve been a Vikings fan ever since Favre joined the Vikings,” Nohr said.Despite being Public Enemy No. 1 for 16 years, most Vikings fans are elated that Favre has crossed over and brought his infectious success with him.Little factions of Vikings fans littered the seats at Lambeau Sunday, and many of them were seen with Favre jerseys. Ricky Frith, 30, and Dave Frith, 27, brothers from Minneapolis, welcomed the long-time enemy with open arms.“We love it,” Ricky Frith said. “I was always a Favre fan, not a Packer fan.”“I always respected Favre while he played here (in Green Bay),” Dave Frith said. “It doesn’t bother us at all.”As far as moral victories go, Favre’s successor — Aaron Rodgers — has the full support of Packer fans behind him. His pregame introduction over the stadium’s loudspeaker triggered one of the loudest cheers ever heard at Lambeau field. Although he regularly posts statistically spotless performances, it is apparent already that Rodgers must become more adept at winning football games.Jeff Dubord, 40, of Appleton, Wis., and vendor of the hybrid jerseys — sporting a half-Packer, half-Falcon jersey himself — knew exactly where his loyalties belonged.“One hundred percent with the Green Bay Packers,” Dubord said. “I feel Rodgers in the long-run has an excellent chance of taking us deep in the playoffs with just a little more help.”
PLANTATION, Florida – Brushing and flossing are great dental habits, but sometimes your teeth need a little extra cleaning. Here are six benefits of getting a dental cleaning.1.Prevent cavitiesThe whitish film that builds up on your teeth is called plaque and is the leading cause of tooth decay. This acidic substance eats away at the tooth enamel and, if left unattended, can lead to cavities. Plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing and dental cleanings.2. Stop tooth lossGum disease, which starts with built-up plaque, is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease advances, plaque moves further down the tooth where it can destroy the supporting bone in your jaw, causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Luckily, the chance of this happening to you can be greatly reduced through regular dental cleanings combined with good oral hygiene habits.3. Brighten your smileDrinking coffee, tea and wine or using tobacco can stain your teeth. A dental cleaning can remove built-up stains and leave you with freshly polished teeth. The result? A whiter, brighter smile!4. Freshen your breathGood oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Even if you brush and floss regularly, getting a cleaning is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and odor-free.5. Boost your overall healthStudies have shown a connection between oral and overall health. Regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk for some diseases, like heart disease and stroke. Many medical conditions, some of them life-threatening, can be detected in their early stages by your dentist during a routine oral exam.6. Save moneyGet the most value from your dental benefits. Some Dental plans have low or no copayments/coinsurance for dental cleanings and oral exams. If you take advantage of your benefits now, you may be able to save money in the long run by helping to protect your oral health and potentially avoiding more costly and extensive procedures.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.com
BiH judoka Larisa Cerić won the golden medal at the European Judo Cup which was held in Sarajevo in category +78 kg by defeating Slovenian judoka Lucija PolavderAt the international competition which was held in Ilidža, BiH also won three bronze medals, and 8 place overall.Dražen Subotić won the bronze medal for BiH in competition +100 kg by defeating Serbian judoka Božidar Božanić.Mitar Mrdić defeated Slovenian Martin Zagorov in category -73 kg and won the bronze medal.In category of women, Selma Sejdinović won the bronze medal by defeating Swiss judoka Kathrin Frey.