Friday, March 15, 2013
Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition
Thursday, March 14: Practice Day Friday - Saturday, March 15 - 16: Competition Full schedule: http://www.pittsburghfirst.org/programs/frc The Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual showdown between competing high school teams from Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Canada. FIRST combines the excitement of sports with science and technology to create a unique varsity Sport for the Mind™. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of students are challenged to design, build, test, brand, and find local funding to compete in a different game every year. This three day event is free and open to the public.
The Senate signed and forwarded to the House legislation that would greatly expand gaming in Pennsylvania. The bill brings casino-style gambling and the Pennsylvania Lottery to online players while authorizing tablet gaming at eight airports, including Pittsburgh International Airport. The proposed expansion could generate up to $146 million in tax revenue the next fiscal year, as the state faces a half-billion-dollar shortfall this year and at least a $2 billion deficit next year.
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