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The Grateful Dead Was Featured In A Clue On Tonight’s Jeopardy! Episode

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first_img“What is The Grateful Dead?”If you were a contestant on tonight’s episode of Jeopardy!, you would have won some money by saying that phrase. In a category called “Endlessly Rocking,” the show featured the following clue:Nice to see that jam bands are still being represented on Jeopardy! A few have made their way onto the show before, including Phish, Widespread Panic, and more.last_img

GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five Years

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first_img August 29, 2016 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA — Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today announced changes in investment managers for two funds which, through lower management fees, will save Pennsylvanians $2.7 million over the next five years, as part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative to reduce costs and improve efficiency in government.“By moving the management of funds invested through the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (USTIF) and the Workers Compensation Security Fund (WCSF) to lower cost fund managers, who already have a proven track record of producing positive results, we will save businesses who pay into these funds and allow more money to be put toward the purpose of these programs, to protect our environment and provide security for workers injured on the job,” Commissioner Miller said.The fees charged for this management will drop from .7791 to .1849%, saving Pennsylvanians an estimated $560,000 per year over the next five fiscal years.“Governor Wolf’s commitment to government that works includes seeing that Commonwealth funds are invested to produce the maximum return possible with the lowest cost, while making sure the funds are available to provide the services for which they are needed,” Commissioner Miller said. “The governor’s leadership encouraged our staff charged with overseeing these funds to seek out a better deal on managing these investments, and that has now come to fruition.”The USTIF is funded by fees assessed to owners, operators and installers of underground storage tanks. In the event of a spill or leak from the tank, USTIF will make payments for corrective actions to clean up any affected soils or groundwater. The WCSF is funded by assessments paid by insurance companies, to pay workers’ compensation claims when an insurance company goes into liquidation, providing a safety net for injured workers.The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services.GO-TIME works with agencies to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. During the 15-16 fiscal year, state agencies saved over $156 million.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five Yearscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Banged up Badgers look to get back on track

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first_imgAfter starting the season 10-2, the Badgers men’s tennis team has been besieged by several significant injuries and has lost its last seven matches, including six straight in B1G play.Wisconsin, now ranked No. 75 in the nation, will try to get back on track this weekend when it plays host to the No. 58 Purdue Boilermakers on Friday night and the No. 56 Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon.“[The Purdue match] comes at the perfect time,” senior Alexander Kostanov said. “We play at home so we cannot complain about anything, or make any excuses, which will allow us to focus and will allow us to beat them.”The most notable injury affecting the team has been to senior captain Billy Bertha. Back problems have kept him out of the lineup for the past three matches.With only six players available, the practices have taken on a different feeling and have served a new purpose.“You obviously want to make sure that you have enough guys available for the matches so I’m not pushing them as hard if they’re injured,” Wisconsin head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “It’s getting towards the end of the season so you want to make sure you’re staying on course while being injury free.”And while the injuries have been changing the Badgers’ practice structure, it hasn’t exactly interfered with the team’s doubles’ play. So far this season, Wisconsin has won the doubles point in five of seven matches in Big Ten play.“The injuries haven’t affected our doubles that much because we’ve won a lot of doubles,” freshman Oskar Wikberg said. “There are only seven guys on the team to begin [with] so we practice with each other all the time so [the new doubles pairings] haven’t made a big difference. In singles, however, it is a little different because with Billy injured, everyone has to move up a spot, which makes it more difficult to win.”The Badgers have a 57-18 all-time record against Purdue and have won the past 10 meetings with the Boilermakers.“Last year, we won at their place,” Kostanov said. “We were down 3-0 and came back to win 4-3 so we know that it’s going to be a strong match, but we also know that we’re going to be stronger than them.”That type of confidence going into a match is something that the Badgers have lost since the beginning of the season – and they admit that if they’re going to make any noise in the postseason, then they’re going to have to get it back.“We were off to a great start and had some great wins,” Van Emburgh said. “But, we’re playing a young group and when you lose a little confidence. Sometimes it’s tough when you have a strength of schedule like us where eight or nine of the teams in the Big Ten are ranked, but we have to get it back.”Wikberg supported coach Van Emburgh’s statement pointing to when the team lost two matches in a row against Michigan and Michigan State earlier in the season. “That’s where we lost the confidence,” Wikberg said. “We have to get back to being confident, that’s the key moving forward.”If the Badgers are able to get some of their confidence back in Friday night’s matchup, they’ll look to use it heading into Sunday’s match against a very talented and deep Indiana squad.“They’re a good team,” coach Van Emburgh said of the Hoosiers. “They’re pretty solid with good depth and good players so we have to go out there and be confident and execute our opportunities when they’re there in order to win some tennis matches.”Indiana freshman standout, Sam Monette, holds a record of 25-5 record this season, including a respectable 2-3 against nationally ranked opponents. Monette and his partner, Isade Juneau, are the ranked No. 21 in the nation for doubles.“It’s not easy to get back on track [against the Purdue and Indiana] but hopefully we can bounce back and get on track with some wins,” Van Emburgh said. “I told the guys that from here on out that we’re not going to have an easy match and you have to be ready to go and believe that you can beat these teams.”last_img read more