Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at Pittsburgh, he was drafted by the Cardinals third overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. Fitzgerald has been selected for the Pro Bowl eleven times, he was named First-team All-Pro in 2008 and Second-team All-Pro twice in 2009 and 2011. As of September 29, 2019, he is second in NFL career receiving yards, second in career receptions, sixth in receiving touchdowns. Fitzgerald is a minority owner of the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association since 2020. Fitzgerald attended and played high school football at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. While there, he was a two-time First-Team All-State wide receiver. Fitzgerald did not meet NCAA requirements to play football as a freshman, so he spent a year at Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. Fitzgerald attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team under head coach Walt Harris.

He was considered one of the best wide receivers in college football from 2002 to 2003. In his freshman season, Fitzgerald was an instant contributor. In the second game of the season against #20 Texas A&M, he had ten receptions for 103 yards 14–12 loss. Three weeks against Toledo, he had six receptions for 121 yards and his first two collegiate touchdowns in the 37–19 victory. On November 2, Fitzgerald had another stellar outing against #3 Virginia Tech with five receptions for 105 yards and three touchdowns in the 28–21 victory. In the last regular season game on November 30, he had 11 receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns against #24 West Virginia in the 24–17 loss. Pitt finished with an 8 -- qualified for a bowl game. In the 2002 Insight Bowl, Fitzgerald had five receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown in the 38–13 victory over Oregon State. Overall, in the 2002 season, Fitzgerald had a Big-East conference leading 69 receptions for 1,005 yards and twelve touchdowns. Fitzgerald had a stellar sophomore season in 2003.

He began the campaign against Kent State with six receptions for 123 yards and three touchdowns in the 43–3 victory. In the next game against Ball State, he had seven receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the 42–21 victory. Fitzgerald once again put out a great effort in the following game against Toledo with 12 receptions for 201 yards and a touchdown in the 35–31 loss. In the next game against Texas A&M, Fitzgerald had his fourth consecutive game with at least 100 receiving yards with seven receptions for 135 yards and three touchdowns in the 37–26 victory. Two weeks against Notre Dame, he was held under 100 yards for the first time but still had five receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns in the 20–14 loss. Fitzgerald bounced back in the next game against Rutgers with eight receptions for a season-high 207 yards and two touchdowns in the 42–32 victory. Fitzgerald's hot streak continued in the next game against Syracuse, where he had eight receptions for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the 34–14 victory.

Fitzgerald's performance against the Orange was his fourth consecutive game with at least two touchdowns. Fitzgerald started the month of November with seven receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown in a 24–13 victory over Boston College. In the following week against #5 Virginia Tech, he had eight receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown in the 31–28 upset victory. Fitzgerald added another great performance against West Virginia in the following week with nine receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the 52–31 loss. In the following week against Temple, he had seven receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers won 30–16. Fitzgerald's performance against the Owls was his sixth consecutive game with at least 100 receiving yards. Fitzgerald's impressive streak ended the following week against #10 Miami with three receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown in the 28–14 loss. Despite having a season-low in yardage, Fitzgerald ended up recording his 12th consecutive game with at least one touchdown reception in the 2003 season, 18th straight game with a touchdown reception dating back to the previous season.

Pitt qualified for a bowl game. In the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl, Fitzgerald had five receptions for 77 yards against Virginia in the final game of his collegiate career, a 23–16 loss, he was held without a touchdown for the first time in 18 collegiate games. Overall, Fitzgerald led the Big East conference with 92 receptions for 1,672 yards and a NCAA-leading 22 touchdowns in the 2003 season. After his sophomore season, Fitzgerald was recognized as the best player in the NCAA with the 2003 Walter Camp Award and the Touchdown Club of Columbus's Chic Harley Award, as the best wide receiver in college football with the 2003 Biletnikoff Award and the Touchdown Club's Paul Warfield Award, he was a unanimous 2003 All-America selection and a runner-up for the prestigious Heisman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in college football. In just 26 games with the Panthers, Fitzgerald caught 161 passes for 2,677 yards and set a new Pitt record with 34 receiving touchdowns, he was the first player in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, his 14 games with at least 100 yards receiving broke Antonio Bryant's previous all-time Panthers record of 13.

Fitzgerald's 18 straight games with at least one touchdown reception is a NCAA record. On July 1, 2013, Fitzgerald's #1 jersey was retired by the University of Pittsburgh. Fitzgerald was the ninth Pittsburgh player to receive this honor. Source: Although

Climate Investment Funds

The Climate Investment Funds were designed by developed and developing countries and are implemented with the multilateral development banks to bridge the financing and learning gap between now and the next international climate change agreement. CIFs are two distinct funds: the Strategic Climate Fund; the CIFs are additional to existing Official Development Assistance and aim to enable countries to continue on their development path and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. These funds will be operated in close coordination with existing multilateral efforts; the funds were approved by the World Bank Board of Directors in July 2008 and on September 26, 2008 received pledges of US$6.5 billion. The Climate Investment Funds include the: Clean Technology Fund Strategic Climate Fund Forest Investment Program Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program, Private Sector The Clean Technology Fund promotes scaled-up financing for demonstration and transfer of low carbon technologies with a significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas emissions savings.

Innovation and deployment of clean technologies at scale will be central to success. Investments are planned for renewable energy and efficient technologies to reduce carbon intensity, for the transport sector, to address both efficiency and to promote modal shifts, for energy efficiency in buildings and agriculture; the World Bank is the Trustee of the CIFs, which include a "sunset clause" to ensure that the Fund's activities do not prejudice the outcome on the UNFCCC negotiations. Solar thermal power provides a useful illustration because it shows promise as a renewable option for baseload power. A recent study indicates that under a carbon pricing scheme with charges consistent with the low-end of requirements for safe atmospheric carbon loading, public financing through the CTF Fund could close the cost gap between solar thermal and coal-fired power in a 5 to 10-year program that expands capacity at 500-1000 MW/year. Total Clean Technology Fund subsidies for this program would be $4 – $8 billion – within range for a serious multilateral effort.

The Strategic Climate Fund will comprise targeted programs with dedicated funding to provide financing to pilot new approaches with potential for scaling up. It will help more vulnerable countries adapt their development programs to confront the impacts of climate change ensuring climate resilience and a program to take action to prevent deforestation is under design, it will enable discussions between donors and recipient countries about climate related investment and encourage support from a wide range of bilateral donors, private sector and civil society stakeholders. The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience is the first program under the Strategic Climate Fund, it seeks to explore practical ways to mainstream climate resilience into core development planning and budgeting, consistent with poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. The PPCR will build on National Adaptation Programmes of Action and other national strategies and work in 11 pilot countries and regions, it is strategically aligned with, maintains strong links to, the Adaptation Fund established under the Kyoto Protocol.

The Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries, approved in May 2009, is aimed at demonstrating the economic and environmental viability of low carbon development pathways in the energy sector by creating new economic opportunities and increasing energy access through the use of renewable energy. The Forest Investment Program, approved in May 2009, aims to support developing countries’ efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation by providing scaled-up bridge financing for readiness reforms and public and private investments, it will finance programmatic efforts to address the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation and to overcome barriers that have hindered past efforts to do so. International Renewable Energy Agency Investment in renewable energy Climate Investment Funds Climate Funds Update - Information on international funding initiatives to tackle climate change Proposed Climate Investment Funds. Examining the Administration’s Proposal to Establish a Multilateral Clean Technology Fund.

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Elk Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Elk Township is a township in Tioga County, United States. The population was 51 at the 2000 census, 49 at the 2010 census. There were 5 children under the age of 19 years. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 74.0 square miles, of which, 73.9 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. Elk Township is bordered by Gaines and Shippen Townships to the north and Morris Townships to the east, Lycoming County to the south and Potter County to the west; as of the census of 2000, there were 51 people, 24 households, 18 families residing in the township. The population density was 0.7 people per square mile. There were 185 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 100.00% White. There were 24 households out of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.44. In the township the population was spread out with 7.8% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 41.2% from 45 to 64, 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 112.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males. The median income for a household in the township was $29,583, the median income for a family was $22,188. Males had a median income of $52,500 versus $0 for females; the per capita income for the township was $18,576. There were 17.6% of families and 11.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. Leetonia – A village within the Tioga State Forest in the east-central part of the township. Tioga State Forest – The majority of Elk Township is covered by the Tioga State Forest; the Township is governed by three locally elected Township Supervisors. County level Three, elected at large, County Commissioners.

In 2013 - Erick J. Coolidge, Mark L. Hamilton, Roger C. Bunn State level Matt E. Baker - State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 68 Joseph B. Scarnati - State Senator, Pennsylvania Senate, District 25Federal level Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district Pat Toomey, US Senator Bob Casey, Jr. US Senator Residents of the Elk Township may attend the local, public schools operated by Galeton Area School District which provides taxpayer funded preschool, full day kindergarten through 12th grade; the District's enrollment declined to 362 students preschool through 12th grade. In 2013. Galeton Area School District ranked 409th out of 500 public schools for the academic achievement of its pupils in 2013. Elk Township residents may apply to attend any of the Commonwealth's 13 public cyber charter schools at no additional cost to the parents; the resident’s public school district is required to pay the charter school and cyber charter school tuition for residents who attend these public schools.

By Commonwealth law, if the District provides transportation for its own students the District must provide transportation to any school that lies within 10 miles of its borders. Residents may seek admission for their school aged child to any other public school district; when accepted for admission, the student's parents are responsible for paying an annual tuition fee set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In 2012, the tuition fees for Galeton Area School District were: Elementary School - $9,828.42, High School - $12,543.99. BLAST Intermediate Unit #17 provides a wide variety of services to children living in its region which includes Elk Township. Early screening, special educations services and hearing therapy and many other services like driver education are available. Services for children during the preschool years are provided without cost to their families when the child is determined to meet eligibility requirements