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Governor Wolf Will Sign Compromise Office of State Inspector General Bill


first_imgGovernor Wolf Will Sign Compromise Office of State Inspector General Bill Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Transparency Harrisburg, PA – In the spirit of bipartisan compromise, Governor Tom Wolf today announced he will sign Senate Bill 527, sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument, into law later this week. The bill codifies the Office of State Inspector General in statute and sets forth the office’s powers and duties.In addition to granting subpoena power to the office for its internal investigations, the bill allows the IG to investigate and file criminal charges for certain welfare fraud crimes.“The Office of the Inspector General plays an important role within state government and this bipartisan compromise will bolster this vital executive office,” Governor Wolf said. “I want to thank Senator Aument, Democratic and Republican members of the State Government committees, and their staffs for their willingness to work together on amending this bill to ensure the OIG can serve the executive branch and the taxpayers with efficiency and accountability.”Under the new law, the State Inspector General will be appointed by the governor to serve concurrent with the governor’s term in office unless removed. A State Inspector General may not seek election to a political office while serving.Key responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General include:Investigate and report on the administration of programs and operation of executive agencies;Provide evidence of a crime to law enforcement;Make referrals to the Auditor General for the audit;Review complains from any source;Produce public reports and;Make recommendations to agencies for improvement.The Office of Inspector General was initially created by Executive Order in 1987 and is charged with conducting investigations into fraud, waste, and abuse within the administration of state government and the administration of welfare benefits. July 11, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Oyo to broadcast live all 3SC matches, Sports Commissioner says


first_imgRelatedPosts Breaking: Oyo releases 2020/2021 academic calendar for primary, secondary schools Oyo approves N59.7m as take-off grant for Amotekun operations Oyo adjusts school calendar, lauds stakeholders’ adherence to COVID-19 guidelines The Oyo State Government has concluded plans to broadcast live all matches of the Shooting Stars Sports Club on its television and radio stations.The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatubosun, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan. Olatubosun said the State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede, disclosed this after a meeting with the management of Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State on Monday.He said: “Fakorede disclosed that the move was part of efforts to further change the fortunes of sports in the state for the better.“The state governor, Seyi Makinde, has invested in new broadcast technology which will enable both the BCOS radio and television stations to beam 3SC matches live.“The time has now come to raise the bar in sports activities, especially football.“3SC will get more followers with this arrangement to broadcast their matches live on BCOS radio and television stations. “It will give opportunity to the fans and lovers of the club to view their progress as well.”The commissioner said the support to 3SC would also assist the state-owned broadcast outfits to launch into beaming local content to the world at large and as well get more viewers.The statement also quoted Dotun Oyelade, the BCOS Chairman, as saying the corporation’s management had put in its best to ensure that the new arrangement works out.Oyelade said a committee would be constituted immediately to that effect.He then advised the Youths and Sports Commissioner to continue with the way he had started. “He should not derail from the good plans he has for the football clubs, as well as youths in the state,’’ Oyelade said.Tags: Oyo State GovernmentShooting Stars Sports ClubWasiu Olatunbosunlast_img read more


Cricket News If situation demands Virat Kohli can bat at number 4: Sunil Gavaskar


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Virat Kohli can bat at number 4 in the World Cup if the situation demands. India will play their first World Cup game against South Africa on June 5. The last assignment before the World Cup starts on 24th February against Australia.  New Delhi: With less than four months for the most prestigious event to start, the teams are working regressively with the full fortitude to not keep even a single box unturned. For India, the squad looks pretty much in space with both bowlers and batsmen in prime form. However, there are still a few areas to be seen, one of them turns out to be if skipper Virat Kohli can bat at number four.Since the very statement from Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, the idea of playing batting sensation Virat Kohli at the debatable No.4 slot has caused quite a stir. While most are of the notion that the formidable top-three of the Indian batting line up should not be separated, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that Kohli can bat at number four if the situation demands.He went on saying that if India loses their openers early, India can protect Virat for number four and the likes of Ambati Rayudu or some other can be exposed for the number three spot.  Gavaskar, on Friday, opined that there is no need for the Indian think tank to protect a batsman of the stature of Kohli, but added that if a situation arises where India have lost the openers early on in a big run chase then the “best batsman in the world” can be protected and sent at No.4. “The best batsman in the world needs no protection in the batting order. But sometimes you have to assess the conditions. There could be a lot of swing and movement in the air in England… and if the opposition makes over 350 and India lose the first wicket early, then Kohli could be protected and sent at No.4.”This is the very reason why it is really important for India to select its third opener who is technically sound. Because the ball swings and seams around in England. But if the conditions are not very different then Kohli should bat at No.3,” Gavaskar told India Today. highlights Gavaskar believes that India can build that number three spot for someone till the World Cup, which eventually can provide more solidarity in the batting line up.”The good thing about this Indian top-three is we can separate them if conditions and situations demand. Someone like Virat Kohli can go to number four, and we can put a good number three to bring more balance to the batting line-up. That’s flexibility for you, and for big tournaments like the World Cup, you have to be flexible to see what’s the best balance for the side. So we will decide that (accordingly in England).last_img read more