Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks to Fill Opening on Fish and Boat Commission

first_img Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking qualified candidates to fill an expired term on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from the Third District, which includes Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.The district has been represented with distinction by William J. Sabatose, of Brockport, Elk County, since December 9, 1987.“The Governor is reaching out to the anglers and boaters of northcentral Pennsylvania to find a diverse group of qualified applicants, one of which will fill the expired term of Commissioner Sabatose,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council.  “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering on the board to send us a letter that describes their qualifications and experience, along with a copy of their professional resume.”According to the Fish and Boat Code, in order to qualify as a commissioner, the applicant must be a resident of the district and be well informed on the subjects of conservation, restoration, fishing, and boating. The term of service is four years and members may serve three consecutive terms upon being nominated by the Governor and confirmed by a majority of members of the Pennsylvania Senate.While commissioners are not compensated, they do receive a travel reimbursement.Individuals interested in applying for this seat should send the aforementioned materials to Robb Miller, 400 Market Street, 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at robmille@pa.gov.All resumes and cover letters must be received by Monday, December 5th.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks to Fill Opening on Fish and Boat Commission November 14, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brother of former Turks and Caicos premier arrested

first_imgNewsRegional Brother of former Turks and Caicos premier arrested by: – December 1, 2011 Tweet Share Share 72 Views   one commentcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Chalmers ‘Chal’ MisickPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Chalmers ‘Chal’ Misick, an attorney at law and the brother of former Turks and Caicos Islands premier Michael Misick, was reported by reliable legal sources to have been arrested on Tuesday and detained in custody overnight.He appeared in the Providenciales Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with money laundering in the amount of $2.7 million on behalf of his brother, Michael Misick. As he is apparently considered a flight risk, bail was offered in the sum of $3 million on strict conditions, namely, no travelling by boat or plane, he must check in every morning and must sleep at his residence every night.Another of his brothers, Washington Misick, also another former chief minister, was said to be trying to arrange bail on Wednesday.Misick is also reported to be facing additional money laundering charges totalling some $14 million.The special investigation and prosecution team (SIPT) looking into allegations of widespread government corruption also confirmed on Tuesday that a 50-year-old man, who was arrested last week and bailed, was interviewed again on Tuesday and charged with conspiring to defraud the TCI government. He has been bailed and will appear in court on Tuesday, 6 December.Another statement from the SIPT on Wednesday said, “Two men previously arrested last week by SIPT officers, returned on bail today, Wednesday, 30 November. The 41-year-old was charged with money laundering and the 52-year-old with conspiring to defraud the TCI government. Both have been bailed and will appear in court on Tuesday, 6 December.”By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Worst sports video game

first_imgMichael PoppyMichael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal only faced each other in the playoffs once, but that was in MJ’s shortened No. 45 season, so it doesn’t even really count.In the world of sports video games, however, Jordan and Shaq have a fierce battle that has been going on since the mid-90s, and the title owns the honor of worst sports video game.Yes, “Shaq-Fu” is a horrible game, but there’s no denying Michael Jordan: “Chaos in the Windy City” is even worse. Jordan’s game was released months prior to Shaq-Fu, only setting up The Diesel for an awful backlash.To prove how horrible it was, just hit the “start” button.The game begins with His Airness heading to the gym for practice with his All-Star buddies, but they are nowhere to be found.Suddenly, a golden messenger basketball appears from Maximus Cranium, saying that he took Jordan’s teammates captive and that MJ must head to the Egypt exhibit at the Field Museum to save them from being used for special experiments.As bad as this may sound, things only get worse for “Chaos in the Windy City.” Jordan’s weapon is, of course, a basketball. If basketballs can kill mummies and other enemies, Ron Artest should’ve been banned from the Association a long time ago.But it gets better (or is it worse?): Jordan unlocks special items by dunking on random hoops (seriously, why would there be basketball hoops in the basement of the Field Museum?) and can upgrade to different basketballs. Oh, the choices: boomerang balls, homing balls, rebound balls, fire balls, ice balls, iron balls or grenade balls — which one should MJ pick?And what game could go without a little advertising? I’ve never understood why video game characters heal by eating food, but Jordan gets his boost from Sprite and Gatorade.This game is so bad it’s good, unlike Shaq-Fu, which is so bad you want to smash the game cartridge to bits just for some excitement.Dave McGrath”Shaq-Fu”Whenever the topic of conversation shifts to the worst in sports, there is only one name that should ever be brought up.Shaq.On the basketball court, Shaquille O’Neal is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and one of the best players in the history of the league. Everywhere else he is the tubbo with glasses who is picked to play everything. In film he made the train wrecks “Kazaam” and “Steel,” both so bad they are hilarious. In music he has recorded several stink bomb rap albums so rancid that they spawned their own Point-Counterpoint last year (see the March 29, 2006 Point-Counterpoint at www.badgerherald.com). A mint condition edition “Shaq Talks Back” is currently selling for $3 on eBay, which speaks volumes. But nowhere has Shaq made a worse impression in media than in the realm of video gaming, with the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad game, “Shaq-Fu.”The premise: Awful. Shaq stumbles into a dojo and then into a parallel universe to fight enemies, most of whom resemble Scooby Doo villains.The story’s narration is equally horrendous, and the dialogue looks like it was written by the Big Aristotle himself.The graphics: Dreadful. Whoever designed the game obviously had never heard or seen Shaq, as the character is a pixilated svelte character in a basketball uni (with mismatching shorts and jersey) that looks more like Manute Bol than The Diesel.The music: Let’s just say using an all-Shaq rap soundtrack would be an improvement.On all levels, “Shaq-Fu” qualifies as the worst sports game ever pawned onto the American public. In fact, the game has spawned an alliance (shaqfu.com) whose sole goal is to purchase and destroy every copy of the game ever created. Poppy already did that for them, running over his own copy with a car. That has to be worse than one of his best worst games ever. Point: “Shaq-Fu.”last_img read more