Press Release, Veterans, Women’s History Month Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominations for its fifth annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony as part of Women’s History Month in March 2020. The event will take place at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg and veterans selected will be honored by Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf.“Every March, Frances and I have the distinct honor of saying ‘thank you’ to a small representation of the vast population of brave women veterans in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “There are currently more than 70,000 Pennsylvania women serving in the military and I know that every single one of them has made profound sacrifices – each deserves much more than this honor, but it is our small way of recognizing women who serve and letting them know how grateful we truly are.”“Over the last four years since the Commission for Women launched this initiative, we have honored over 80 Pennsylvania women who have served their country proudly,” Commission Chair Randi Teplitz said. “The Commission recognizes the unique challenges faced by women in the military, as women only comprise about 20 percent of the armed services. I encourage anyone who knows a deserving woman veteran to nominate her for this honor.”The Female Veterans Day nomination form should be filled out online. Nominees must be current Pennsylvania residents and have served at least four years in any branch of the U.S. military. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2020. All final honorees will be notified via email by February 28, 2020.For additional information on the nomination process, please contact the Commission for Women at firstname.lastname@example.org. December 03, 2019 Pennsylvania Commission for Women Opens Nomination Period for 2020 Female Veterans Day Celebration SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
* recommended toopen 50 to 100 percent of other firms in manufacturing, electronics and exports,e-commerce and delivery for essential and non-essential items, repair andmaintenance services, housing and office services * 100 percentopening of businesses engaged in agriculture, fisheries and forestry Business hours for establishments, exceptthose considered essential, have also been reduced. Just this April15, the provincial government of Guimaras raisedits pandemic response level from Level 1 to Level 2 to ensure that it remainedfree from COVID-19. Data from theDepartment of Health (DOH) as of April 24 showed Negros Occidental having onlyfour confirmed cases of COVID-19, while Guimaras had none at all. Returning residents of the province were only allowedentry if they did not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms but would have to comply withthe mandatory quarantine regulations. * partial mallopening for non-leisure shops The GCQ, whichwill take effect on May 1, is a less stringent form of lockdown, said Roque. * curfew fornon-workers Non-residents who intend to enter Guimaras areonly allowed if the purpose of travel is to transport basic commodities andnecessities and for emergency cases that may result to loss of life, liberty orproperty, provided they are certified cleared from COVID by the designatedhealth authority and shall be issued an inbound pass. * publictransport to operate at reduced capacity MANILA – Thecommunity quarantine in Guimaras and Negros Occidental has been downgraded from“enhanced” to “general.” Malacañang called this the “new normal” in the two provinces,as the rest of Western Visayas and country struggle to contain the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19). * re-prioritizingof cash assistance from the social amelioration program to enhanced communityquarantine (ECQ) areas Under Level 2 response, entry to differentports of Guimaras became limited, according to Gov. Samuel Gumarin. * considerallowing high school and higher education institutions “to finish and givecredentials to students” * consideropening up to 50 percent on-site work and 50 percent work-from-home forcompanies engaged in financial services, business process outsourcing, othernon-leisure wholesale and retail trade, and other non-leisure services Meanwhile, the Negros Occidental provincial government started easingrestrictions in some of its quarantine measures on April 20 yet. The rest ofWestern Visayas will continue to be on ECQ until May 15 albeit there will be areview, said Roque. * foodmanufacturing and supply chain opening, including ink, packaging and rawmaterials, food retail, supermarkets, restaurants (takeout and delivery only),hospitals, logistics, water and energy firms, internet service providers,telecommunications, and media * limitedresumption of construction Roque said theguidelines for the GCQ will be finalized and released to the public on April 27and will be implemented by May 1. Public transportations are regulated to abidethe guidelines set by DOH for physical distancing. According to Gumarin, the provincialgovernment deemed it wise to raise the pandemic response level because theprovince was vulnerable, given the limited capacity of its healthcare system. The Inter-Agency TaskForce for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) recommendedthat the following steps be taken in areas under the general quarantine: * opening ofpriority and essential construction projects The IATF-EID willevaluate before May 16 if the GCQ is to be lifted. Further, trips of motorbancas and Ro-Rovessels plying the Guimaras-Iloilo route vice versa have been significantlyreduced. In lowering theenhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ), thePalace noted the two provinces’ having a “low risk” of further diseasetransmissions, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a virtualpress conference on Friday. For non-residents who leave the island, onlythose that have In-bound Pass are be allowed to travel. * consider 100percent closure of schools and re-opening up to September * children from zeroto 20 years old, seniors 60 and above and those with health risks are advisedto stay at home “Therefore, it is now safe to plan thetransition from ECQ to GCQ,” said Lacson. “After safeguarding the health and safety ofevery Negrense, it is now time to look after the economic and financial welfareof everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the province,” Gov. EugenioJose Lacson stated in Executive Order 20-20-B. * all ports andairports will open for transportation of goods In his directive, Lacson said that since theECQ started on March 30, there had been no reported local transmission ofCOVID-19 in the 12 component cities and 19 municipalities in the province. Outbound travels of Guimarasnons are alsolimited with only medical referrals and travels for emergency purposes allowedprovided they have valid IDs and Quarantine Pass. Aside from NegrosOccidental and Guimaras, other areas under GCQ are Negros Oriental, Siquijor,Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Sur, Apayao, MountainProvince, Ifugao, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Batanes, Quirino, Aurora, Palawan,Romblon, Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, Masbate, Bohol, Biliran, Eastern Samar,Leyte, Northern Samar, Southern Leyte, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay,Bukidnon, Camiguin, Davao Occidental, Saranggani, Agusan del Sur, DinagatIsland, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Basilan and Sulu./PN
He passed Tim Clonch for the front spot on lap 10. Stock Cars – 1. Jason Batt; 2. Jason Adcock; 3. Colby Deming; 4. Billy Wade; 5. Dustin White; 6. J.D. Davis; 7. Kelly Brown; 8. Shane Priddy; 9. Jeramy Bradley; 10. Kirk Martin; 11. Ranger Shipman; 12. Jack Miles; 13. Bill Poindexter; 14. Kendall Rea; 15. Damon Hammond; 16. William Gould; 17. Larry Bradley; 18. Tommy Fain; 19. Cary White; 20. Dennis Bissonnette. “We found the high side to work a little better,” Tucker said. “I passed Tim on the bottom but once I got by him I went back to the top.” He built up a straightaway advantage before getting stuck behind a slower car. Elliott was quick to catch up and challenge. “I’ve finished second a couple times and been in the top four in the Modified and Stock Car but I’ve never won the Ryan Bard Memorial before. It’s great and I was really excited,” Tucker said. “This race means a lot to me. This is a pretty big win in our book.” Batt had seen a new motor expire early on Friday. He had a 2012 Matt Guillaume engine in the car by 10 a.m. Saturday, fended off a challenge from William Gould around halfway and picked up a trophy to match the hardware he took home from the 2014 event. Josh McGaha won Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge IMCA Modified main event, earning $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for the Saturday victory. (Photo by Michael Diers, Pole Position Photo) Their back-and-forth battle ended with McGaha ahead by a car length and a half at the finish. Feature Results Also taking $2,000 feature wins at the 25th annual event were Jason Batt in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Gabe Tucker in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. “I raced with Chris all year at Abilene and this was one heck of a race,” said McGaha. “We put on a show and nobody touched fenders. It was just good, close, side-by-side racing.” “It was a barnburner, a heck of a good race,” said McGaha, also winner of 2011 and 2012 Southern Challenge titles. “It’s one of the most fun races I’ve been in and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on how exciting it was.” Gould cut a tire on lap 15. Jason Adcock prevailed in a battle with Colby Deming for second, with Billy Wade and Dustin White next across the stripe. ABILENE, Texas (Oct. 19) – Josh McGaha was getting compliments long after the IMCA Modified checkers flew at Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge. Modifieds –1. Josh McGaha; 2. Chris Elliott; 3. Toby Herring; 4. Matt Guillaume; 5. Chase Allen; 6. John Gober; 7. Fred Wojtek; 8. Mark Patterson; 9. William Gould; 10. Chad Hertel; 11. Caleb Stone; 12. Kade Ogle; 13. Vince Ogle; 14. Neal Flowers; 15. Mark Adams; 16. Danny Hogue; 17. Danny Patterson; 18. H. Chance Brown; 19. Aaron Patterson; 20. Colin Deming. Tucker took home his first Bard Memorial Southern Challenge trophy after getting a quick good luck from former race winner Keith White in staging and then starting the 30-lapper from inside row three. “I had my six-year-old daughter Paisley with me and she handed me wrenches,” said Batt, who got help as well from when Bill Lindsey brought his service truck over. “It was kind of a me and her show.” Now the six-time track champion at Abilene, McGaha had started fourth and passed Herring near midway for the lead. Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker; 2. Tim Clonch; 3. Robert Crabtree III; 4. Casey Brunson; 5. Damon Hammond; 6. Kyle Wisdom; 7. Terry Owen; 8. Justin Shaw; 9. Steve Hayes; 10. Kirk Martin; 11. Aaron Alley; 12. Trevor Lutz; 13. Dave Swafford; 14. Robby Edwards; 15. Devin Burgess; 16. Kevin Ward; 17. Justin Johnson; 18. Gary Underwood; 19. Bradley Poor; 20. Justin Boyd. Elliott, Herring, Matt Guillaume and Chase Allen rounded out the top five. Clonch, Robert Crabtree III, Casey Brunson and Damon Hammond were next at the finish. Crabtree sped to the top three after winning his “B” feature. McGaha stayed in front after swapping the lead late with frequent foe Chris Elliott in winning Saturday’s headliner, earning $2,000 and a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for the victory.