Bill Signing, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today signed two bills into law. The following pieces of legislation are now law:Act 48 — House Bill 823 sponsored by Rep. Greiner clarifies training requirements and other technical aspects of Act 164-2014, which makes continuing education training for elected tax collectors mandatory.Act 49 – Senate Bill 925 sponsored by Senator Rafferty makes the necessary amendments to Title 75 (Vehicles), relating to the issuance of a commercial learner’s permit and commercial driver’s license. Governor Wolf Signs Two Bills Into Law October 22, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
“I personally don’t understand (why he left Mata out),” Grant told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme. “But in this position Chelsea have so many players, so if Oscar, Eden Hazard, or Willian are out people will ask why they are out of the squad or team. “Mata was one of the best players in the midfield in the last year. “A manager needs to take a decision and in this case it’s a tough decision. Jose will know how to manage them well.” Asked if Mata had a future at Chelsea, Grant added: “I think yes. He’s a great player, he’s won games, gave assists and scored goals. “Chelsea have many players in this position, maybe one more than they need, but that can also be an advantage.” Grant succeeded Mourinho when the Portuguese was sacked in 2007, but his own reign lasted just one season. Abramovich is reported to have a significant say on team selection and transfer targets at Stamford Bridge, but Grant insists it is the manager who calls the shots. Mata, last season’s player of the year, was omitted from the squad altogether for Saturday’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Fulham, placing his future under renewed doubt. Napoli are reported to be considering an approach in January and it has been reported that Mourinho’s sparing use of the playmaker has caused friction with owner Roman Abramovich. Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant cannot understand why Jose Mourinho has marginalised Juan Mata, but insists the Spaniard still has a future at Stamford Bridge. When asked how often Abramovich interfered in picking his side, Grant responded: “Never. He didn’t do it and I don’t think he did it with any manager. This is a story that isn’t true. “Abramovich has spent a lot of money at Chelsea and so has the right to say his opinion. “But at the end of the day the manager made the decisions and he never said do this or that. “When we spoke about football he’d say what his opinion is, but so did the chief executive. But it was the manager’s decision and he would support that decision. “No one can complain because managers know his philosophy, they know when they sign what will happen if they don’t do well. “I’ve known him a long time and he never took a decision against me. If a manager said ‘I don’t want this player’, he will not buy him.” Press Association
There’s no telling whether a spring season for the Big Ten and Pac-12’s fall sports, football included, is possible despite the former conference’s promise to “continue to evaluate” the option. There’s also no telling how many college football teams will see their 2020 seasons suspended if and when other conferences follow suit. So in the immediate wake of the first two Power 5 conferences at best pushing back and at worst canceling the 2020 football season, there is definitely no telling how the NFL will react to the possibility of a spring college football season colliding with the league’s NFL Draft-focused schedule early in 2021. For now, the NFL has more pressing issues. MORE: Explaining the cancellations in college footballBut the actual NFL football schedule (and the COVID-19 protocols helping it play out on time) is all the league needs to worry about in mid-August. For now, the NFL can simply sit back and watch the early draft declarations roll in.Hope you’re ready for mock draft season about seven months early. MORE: Updates on college football cancellationsAs noted by CBS Sports on Tuesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell possesses the authority to move the 2021 draft back to as late as June 2. In coordination with the NFL Players Association, the league also has the ability to expand the draft beyond the typical seven rounds under unique circumstances.But given the fluidity of the situation in the college ranks, and with the NFL’s priorities understandably focused on beginning and finishing a complete 2020 season, any questions about the 2021 NFL Draft will be met with some variation of, don’t know, don’t care.We do know that the NFL views the timing of its draft as sacred. USA Today’s Dan Wolken suggested as much last month when he reported that the league “isn’t interested” in moving the draft, which currently is scheduled to begin April 29 in Cleveland. Former NFL running back C.J. Anderson expressed a similar sentiment Tuesday regarding the NFL’s refusal to modify its draft process.Big-time college football is essentially a free minor league system for the NFL, and the league knows the cancellation and/or suspension of the fall college football season will only lead to more players declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft ahead of schedule. Several top-tier prospects made that decision well before the Big Ten and Pac-12 school presidents made theirs. The players will flock to the pros regardless.So, for now, the NFL has no reason to consider a new date for the draft.”That would be something (the NFL) would tackle in the spring depending on what happens with college football,” NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo noted Tuesday. “As of now, everything NFL-wise remains on schedule.”From Inside Training Camp on @nflnetwork: Discussing what the the Big Ten’s postponing the football season means for the NFL. pic.twitter.com/OS5UgoK8vV— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2020This is why NFL Media draft expert Daniel Jeremiah noted Tuesday that the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine “will be the most important one in league history.” Added Jeremiah: “We always preach ‘it’s all about the tape’ but if you haven’t seen a player on grass in over a year, this event will take on a whole new meaning.”Which is another way of saying the NFL show will go on. That is, of course, unless a coronavirus-related issue interrupts the league’s plans to both start and finish the 2020 season on time. In theory, any suspension of the regular season and/or playoffs could also lead to new dates for the combine and the draft.
DES MOINES — State officials are asking Iowans who’ve recently been in areas where Covid-19 cases have spread to “self-isolate” for 14 days. Dr. Caitlin Pedati, the state medical director, says that means avoiding close personal contact with other people.“Staying home from work and school, not attending sort of large gatherings or group events,” Pedati says.This is advice for Iowans who’ve recently been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.“If you’re somebody who has traveled to one of those locations, we want…to recommend that you voluntarily monitor your symptoms and isolate at home,” Pedati says.Pedati describes self-isolation as trying to stay at least six feet away from other people.“To reduce the opportunity for a virus to move from one person to another,” she says, “and that’s something that would work when we’re talking about the flu or a variety of other viruses.”Pedati and other public health officials have been reaching out to Iowa schools and businesses, urging them to call with concerns about absences that may be related to Covid-19 or other illnesses like the flu.“One of the things that Public Health does is we work very closely with partners throughout the state and where people might be getting sick,” Pedati says, “so surveillance activities like that are typically multi-layers and they require input from a variety of sources.”The state operates a 24/7 hotline that doctors, nurses and others in the medical community may call with questions about dianosing Covid-19. The State Hygenic Lab in Iowa City has begun testing for Covid-19.“The total turn-around time for that is probably approximately 24 hours depending on where in the state we need to ship samples from,” Dr. Pedati says. “The test itself to run takes approximately four hours.”There have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Iowa.