BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 30 – May 7, 2016 The Blog, Weekly Update This week, the Governor continued to hold bipartisan roundtable discussions to address Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis in Bedford, Pittsburgh and Indiana. Governor Wolf also joined members of his cabinet, local officials, law enforcement, health care professionals, emergency responders and stakeholders at a panel at the Governor’s Residence to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and these roundtables and panels are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.Monday, 5/2/16Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés Applaud Success of Online Voter RegistrationGovernor Wolf Makes Remarks at Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Memorial ServiceTuesday, 5/3/16Governor Wolf Announces Plymouth Township, Luzerne County is Ready to Terminate Distressed StatusWednesday, 5/4/16Governor Wolf Proclaims May 4 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’Governor Wolf Nominates David Sweet to Pennsylvania Public Utility CommissionAt Governor’s Residence, Governor Wolf Joins Cabinet Members, Experts, Community Leaders to Discuss Strategies for Combating Opioid CrisisThursday, 5/5/16In Bedford and Pittsburgh, Governor Wolf Continues Local Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicFriday, 5/6/16In Indiana, Governor Wolf and Majority Leader Reed Host Roundtable to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The Blog:BLOG: Will You Join Us to Support PA Small Businesses?BLOG: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage in PennsylvaniaBLOG: Open Data Initiative Offers Exciting OpportunitiesBLOG: Combating Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic a Top Priority for Governor Wolf (Round-up)BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on SafetyBLOG: Kudos To Pennsylvania’s Top High SchoolsBLOG: Governor Wolf Continues Priority to Combat Opioid Abuse by Hosting Roundtable at Governor’s Residence (Round-Up)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf May 06, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
West Indies skipper Jason Holder reached a personal milestone on Thursday when he became the fifth West Indies player to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in One-Day Internationals.The 26-year-old joined the legendary Sir Vivian Richards, Carl Hooper, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo on the list of those to achieve the feat, after claiming a three-wicket haul in the defeat to Afghanistan.Holder described the achievement as “bittersweet” especially with it coming during the Caribbean side’s first defeat of the ongoing ICC World Cup qualifiers in their opening match of the Super Sixes. “I feel pretty good with my personal form. I’m trying to lead from the front,” Holder said.“I’ve been getting some runs and also some wickets. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get across the line [on Thursday] so it’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that I’ve got a hundred wickets and a thousand runs.”Holder has scored 201 runs and grabbed 10 wickets in the tournament, in helping to put his side into the Super Sixes second stage, and closer to qualification for next year’s World Cup in England.He narrowly missed out on a hundred against Papua New Guinea when he ended unbeaten on 99 and claimed his second five-wicket haul in ODIs in the outing against United Arab Emirates.The Barbadian, who made his ODI debut five years ago and was installed as captain two years later, has scored 1,211 runs and claimed 101 wickets from 74 ODIs.Holder said his main focus, however, was ensuring West Indies qualified for the World Cup and was disappointed by the defeat to Afghanistan. “At the end of the day, our main focus is to win this tournament and we fell short [on Thursday],” he lamented.