Penn State Lands Commitment From Virginia S Elijah Gaines

first_img COMMITTED… #WeAre 🦁 pic.twitter.com/JZQp5qHmYA— Elijah Gaines (@Elijah11Gaines) September 27, 2019The decision comes after Gaines had a great official visit to Happy Valley during Penn State’s win over Pittsburgh.He spoke about the visit and the decision to 247Sports:“Just the family feel at Penn State, that stands out a lot to me,” he said. “A lot of schools say the same thing about the facilities, say this and that about playing time and the education, but Penn State checks off a lot of my boxes.“It’s the education, the community with the students there and it’s Big Ten football. From what I heard from the players, they have really good relationships with the coaches.”Elijah Gaines also says he’ll be given the chance to compete for a starting job right off the bat, which certainly doesn’t hurt matters for him. He joins a class that already had a pair of other safeties, joining four-star Michigan product Enzo Jennings and three-star Ji’Ayir Brown out of Scranton.Penn State has a very big class already, with 26 players committed. It is ranked No. 14 overall, and third in the Big Ten for the 2020 recruiting cycle. Penn State's Ayron Monroe pumps up the crowd.UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – SEPTEMBER 30: Ayron Monroe #23 of the Penn State Nittany Lions waves to the crowd as he runs out for the game against the Indiana Hoosiers on September 30, 2017 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State defeats Indiana 45-14. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)Penn State has recruited Virginia extremely well under James Franklin over the last few years. The Nittany Lions just added a third player from the state to its 2020 class, with safety Elijah Gaines.Gaines is a three-star player, but that ranking probably doesn’t quite match the schools that he was considering. Ultimately, Penn State beat out, Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Virginia, which were announced in his top seven over the summer.247Sports ranks him as the No. 597 player in the 2020 class. He’s the No. 41 safety and No. 15 recruit out of Virginia.Gaines made his college announcement earlier today:last_img read more

Provincial User Fees to Increase

first_imgThe government of Nova Scotia will increase most user fees and government charges by 1.9 per cent, effective, in most cases, on April 1. The amount reflects the inflation rate over the past year. “Like other provinces, user fees help us offset the ever-increasing cost of running programs and services in communities across Nova Scotia,” said Finance Minister Michael Baker. The increase will impact most fees for services, licensing and regulatory functions provided by departments. For example, company licences, probate fees, summary offence tickets and hunting licences will be affected. A $100.00 fee will cost $101.90 beginning April 1, a $58.30 fine will increase to $59.41 and a $114.30 licence will rise to $116.47. Some fee increases will take effect after April 1 because of various notification and system requirements, as determined by individual government departments. Fees charged by government service organizations and agencies, such as school boards and health boards, are not affected. There are about 1,400 individual fees across government. The increase will generate about $3 million in revenues to offset higher government expenses. A detailed summary of user-fee increases will be available at www.gov.ns.ca/finance by April 1.last_img read more