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PA National Guard Put on State Active Duty in Northwestern PA

PA National Guard Put on State Active Duty in Northwestern PA

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter PA National Guard Put on State Active Duty in Northwestern PA December 26, 2017center_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf this evening announced that 21 Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) troops have been put on State Active Duty in northwestern Pennsylvania after a record amount of snow fell across the area over the last several days.“Our National Guard members are trained to assist the citizens of our commonwealth during severe winter storms like Erie is experiencing right now,” said Governor Wolf. “We are very fortunate that they live and work in our communities and are able to mobilize on short notice in order to provide the manpower and equipment needed in northwestern PA.”The PNG is providing a number of high clearance all terrain military vehicles to aid local agencies with medical emergency and law enforcement response, assisting with safety and wellness checks, transporting essential emergency services personnel, and assigning a liaison to the Erie County Emergency Operations Center.Pennsylvania has the third largest National Guard in the country with approximately 20,000 members located in more than 80 armories and readiness centers statewide.last_img read more

Hoping for a couple of medals in shooting at Olympics: India’s junior rifle team coach

Hoping for a couple of medals in shooting at Olympics: India’s junior rifle team coach

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India LIVE TV READ | UFC Releases A New Angle Of Conor McGregor Destroying Jose Aldo Within Thirteen SecondsThe third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati from January 10 to 22.  Speaking about the competition, Shirur said that the tournament will pave the way for India to become a sporting superpower in the future. “The Indian government’s financial support for athletes is the best thing that has happened to sports. Because of the Khelo India Youth Games, young talents are being identified at the grass-root level and they are provided with the equipment. It’s such a huge impetus for a young athlete,” she said. “Khelo India is going to pave the way for India to become a sporting superpower in the years to come.” READ | UFC 246: Dana White Reveals What Makes Conor McGregor Such A Big StarREAD | Klaebo Wins Cross-Country World Cup Men’s Sprint Classic India’s junior rifle team coach Suma Shirur is hoping for the Indian shooting contingent to win atleast a couple of medals at the Tokyo Olympics.  Shirur said India is very strong in two-three shooting events. “I think that India is on top of the game as far as shooting is concerned. The shooters are very talented. They have very good hand-eye coordination. Each one of the shooters is capable of winning a medal on a good day,” said Shirur. “We are very strong in two-three events and I am hoping for a couple of Olympic medals this time.”READ | Pro Football Hall Of Fame: Troy Polamalu Makes The Cut; Patrick Willis Snubbed’Hoping for a couple of medals in shooting’  First Published: 4th January, 2020 19:16 ISTcenter_img Shirur explained the process which the Indian shooting coaching team follows when they are looking to spot new talents in the sport.  “We observe young talents for about two-three years and see at what pace a particular junior player is growing. If a shooter is talented, then the player picks up the sport at a faster rate than the others,” she said. “But it doesn’t mean that the others can’t make it. Eventually, talent is not enough. All athletes have to work hard on their game. There are many athletes who come up with sheer hard work,” added Shirur, who had won the gold at 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 19:16 IST Hoping For A Couple Of Medals In Shooting At Olympics: India’s Junior Rifle Team Coach India’s junior rifle team coach Suma Shirur is hoping for the Indian shooting contingent to win atleast a couple of medals at the Tokyo Olympics FOLLOW USlast_img read more