State Employee Recognition Day, 2018

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter State Employee Recognition Day, 2018 Government That Works,  Proclamations WHEREAS, commonwealth employees are dedicated public servants who perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, and pride; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees are responsible for protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining roads, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical and cultural resources; andWHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians benefit from the services provided each day by commonwealth employees; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees support Government that Works in Pennsylvania by serving as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds and joining in efforts to improve operations and enhance service delivery throughout state agencies; andWHEREAS, many commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including contributing millions of dollars to nearly one thousand worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) and donating hundreds of gifts to families and seniors through the Holiday Wish Program; andWHEREAS, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence program recognizes commonwealth employees for exemplary job performance or service that reflects initiative, leadership, innovation and increased efficiency; andWHEREAS, on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, it is with great pride that I recognize the contributions of commonwealth employees as part of national public employee appreciation efforts during the week of May 6-12, 2018.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2018, as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY. I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this eighteenth day of April two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the proclamation below. You can also view the proclamation on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — State Employee Recognition Day, 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribdcenter_img May 09, 2018last_img read more

Anticipation for Court ruling in dual citizenship trial heightened

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 9 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Anticipation for Court ruling in dual citizenship trial heightened by: – January 10, 2012 Share (L – R) Hon. Ronald Green and Mr. Maynard JosephHigh Court Judge Justice Gertel Thom will on Tuesday afternoon deliver judgment regarding two election petition cases filed by Ronald Green and Maynard Joseph of the United Workers PartyThe Opposition United Workers Party filed an election petition challenging the validity of the nomination of the prime minister and minister of education claiming that they were under oath of allegiance to a foreign State and as such they were disqualified from contesting the 2009 general election.At the end of closing arguments from both legal teams on October 3rd, 2011 Justice Gertel Thom reserved her ruling and promised that it would have been given before the end of the year but was later changed to December 10, 2012.Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan who is the lead attorney for the Defendants stated at a press conference last week that his team is fully prepared for the verdict.Prime Minister Skerrit and Hon. Petter Saint Jean“We are prepared to deal with any outcome. We have been preparing if the inevitable is that we don’t win a notice of appeal and an application for a stay of execution. Only a fool would go in there thinking he is going to win a fight without taking precautions that he might lose. We are not taking the Court for granted; we are not taking anything for granted, we are saying nothing except what the issues were that there was no evidence that the prime minister had, applied for or used a French passport at all in the case that gives us confidence that we are going to win but we are taking precautions in the event that we don’t” he said.Meantime the legal team for the United Workers Party said they were equally confident about today’s decision. However when the media contacted the team this week, they said statements are reserved until the judgment has been handed down.Supporters of both the government and the opposition have been planning to attend Court when the verdict will be read. However, the Police Chief, Prime Minister and members of the Inter-denominational Committee against Crime and Violence have called on the nation to remain peaceful and refrain from all forms of violence.Police Chief Cyril Carette has advised citizens to stay away from the Court and listen to their radios for the decision in light of cruise ships which are in port today causing blockage on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Twisters Come Up Short Against The Jets

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters were defeated by The Hauser Jets 10-5 in Varsity Baseball play to fall to 2-8 on the season.OA          003 010 0             5   8   3Hauser           306 001 0             10 11 0OA Batting:  Nick Bischoff 1-4, rbi; Chase Hogg 2-2, run, 2 bb, rbi, sb; Sam Gast 0-4, run; Tanner Alley 1-3, run, bb; Aaron Huber 2-3, rbi, bb; Dalton Mooney 1-4, 2 rbi; Tyler Hesselbrock 1-2, run, bb; Bryce Ahaus 0-2, run, bb; and Zach Pottschmidt 0-2, hbp.OA Pitching:  Tyler Hesselbrock 2.2 IP, 8 earned runs, 7 hits, 7 bb, 1 k, Loss; Nick Bischoff 4 IP, 2 runs, 1 earned, 4 hits, 2 bb, 2 hbp, 1 k; and Chase Hogg .1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 bb, 0 k.OA’s next game will be on Saturday, April 30th at Madison Shawe Memorial.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Neymar could ditch Barca amid plans to join Ronaldo at Juve

first_imgLionel Messi has persuaded Quique Setien to make Neymar and Lautaro Martinez Barcelona’s primary transfer targets in the upcoming transfer window.Advertisement Despite all these efforts Neymar has lost his patience with the Spanish giants and has started looking at other alternative transfer options away from Paris. Clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have shown interest in signing the Brazilian superstar.According to the Don Balon, Neymar’s father has proposed that the seniors in Paris try and include Neymar in a swap deal for Paulo Dybala from Juventus. The board of directors is yet to respond to this suggestion but many believe the board might go ahead with this proposal considering the fact the club are eager to bring Dybala to Paris.The Brazilian playmaker who once fixated on Barca won’t mind this transfer move as he will get the opportunity to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo who has been a great inspiration in his life while he was growing up. Furthermore, the Brazil international might be tempted by the fact that he could gain the opportunity to play football in another great league after experiencing life in the Brazilian, Spanish and French leagues.Read Also: Messi donates €500k towards the fight against COVID-19The Blaugrana mustn’t let the superstar join another club as this will destroy Messi’s desire to renew for the club. Moreover, the Catalans will lose out on the opportunity to reunite the MSN forever bearing in mind the fact that Luis Suarez is 33 and is nearing the end of his career.The Spanish giants should try and include world-class players such as Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati in their transfer negotiations to convince the Parisians to bring down their asking price for Neymar’s transfer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona have been trying to raise adequate funds for the transfer of the offensive duo by listing players like Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and Junior Firpo on the upcoming transfer market. Loading… Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Playlast_img read more

Injured Aguero heads to Barcelona to see specialist

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will fly to Barcelona to have a specialist look at his knee, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.The Argentina forward picked up an injury in Monday’s 5-0 win over Burnley. Aguero was fouled in the box by Burnley defender Ben Mee and he went down clutching his knee before he was withdrawn with Gabriel Jesus coming on as a substitute.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said after the game he feared Aguero could miss the rest of the season.He revealed that the 32-year-old had been struggling with a knee problem the past few weeks.“Sergio Aguero suffered damage to his left knee in the 5-0 win over Burnley on Monday evening,” the club said in a statement.“The striker will now travel to Barcelona to see Dr Ramon Cugat for further examination.” Already, second-placed Manchester City’s chances of reducing the 20-point gap to league leaders Liverpool are slim with eight games to go.Now, a long term absence for Aguero will leave Guardiola short of strikers when the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League resumes.Manchester City lead 2-1 against Real Madrid from the away leg of their last 16 match and are hoping to reach August’s “Final Eight’’ of the competition in Lisbon.Reuters/NAN.Tags: BurnleyManchester CityPremier LeagueSergio Aguerolast_img read more

Mourinho turns attention to Norwich

first_img “I’m not happy two days after a defeat. I consider myself a strong personality. I consider myself somebody with a great capacity to react to the negative moments and the negative feeling and in this moment I only think about the next match, the next couple of matches and the next season.” Norwich are “playing the game of their lives”, Mourinho says. “I expect they are going to play a final,” he added. “They have two games to decide where they are next season. Are they in the Championship? Are they in the Premier League? “Are they playing against Chelsea, against Arsenal, against Manchester United? “Are they playing at Anfield? Are they playing at the Emirates? Are they playing midweek matches in the Championship? “It’s going to be very, very, very difficult.” Chelsea, who must hope Manchester City and Liverpool have late collapses to have any hope of the title, need one point from the Norwich encounter and trip to Cardiff on the final day to confirm third place. Jose Mourinho expects a reaction from Chelsea’s Champions League elimination on Sunday against a Norwich side fighting for their Premier League status. Mourinho also insists Chelsea have a “responsibility” to the other sides battling relegation to perform. He added: “I have to motivate my players with the responsibility of finishing in the top three, which is very important for us to give us a better pre-season. If you play a play-off your pre-season is completely different; it changes a lot. “I have to motivate my players with the fact that the fans deserve us to win at home. “I also want to motivate them with the fact we must feel responsibility to be fair and to be correct with every other team that is also playing for relegation. “I don’t think Cardiff, Fulham, Sunderland, the teams that are also there, I can imagine they are not waiting for Chelsea to have a bad performance and to lose the game against Norwich. “For many, many factors we must play a very serious game but respect professionals that are playing for their future.” Mourinho plans just a short summer hiatus before resuming preparations for the 2014/15 campaign in earnest. Stamford Bridge was the scene of Neil Adams’ greatest achievement in his managerial career and he is hoping to seal another memorable result on Sunday. Adams took charge at Carrow Road in early April following the sacking of Chris Hughton but has been unable to halt the Canaries’ slide into the relegation zone. The 48-year-old was promoted due to his success within the youth set-up at Norwich, where he guided the team to FA Youth Cup success last season. Chelsea were beaten over the course of two legs, with a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge sealing an unexpected triumph for the Norfolk club. Now, with five defeats in a row, Adams knows his side must replicate those heroics in west London if they are to stand a chance of top-flight survival. “I have very good memories,” he said. “The last time I was there as a coach was the Youth Cup final and we were successful. If there are any coincidences or traces of luck then hopefully that will happen. “It is exactly the same, everyone outside of Norfolk doesn’t give us a chance on Sunday. Chelsea are going for the title and we are in the bottom three and it doesn’t take a genius to work out who the neutral will be fancying to win the game. “It was exactly the same with the Youth Cup final, nobody really gave us a chance against a big and expensively-assembled Chelsea side but it is very similar to now, if you get the players right and get them believing they can go there and cause an upset they can.” Norwich go into the game on the back of a 4-0 defeat at Manchester United last weekend, having kept Ryan Giggs’ side quiet for much of the first half. Adams admits his players are at a low ebb and need to be ready to react if they slip behind on Sunday. “It is very easy to get into the mentality when you are on a losing run. They say winning can become a habit and we have to make sure losing doesn’t become a habit,” he said. “We have to prepare the players for if we go a goal down, does everything go out of the window or do we stick at it and make sure we have got an alternative option or an alternative plan. When you have lost games and you are at the bottom of the table it is tough.” The Blues boss is determined his side respond from successive home defeats to Sunderland and Atletico Madrid in the final Stamford Bridge game of the season as the Canaries seek to end their dismal campaign on a high by avoiding the drop. “The day I’m happy a couple of days after a defeat is because there is something wrong with me, and there is nothing wrong with me,” Mourinho said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Reds near Lambert deal – reports

first_imgLiverpool are closing in on a deal for England and Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, according to reports. A figure of £4million plus add-ons is the anticipated fee, with BBC Sport saying Lambert could complete a medical on Saturday ahead of England’s trip to Miami the following day. A similar bid from West Ham for the 32-year-old was rejected in January but Lambert is believed to be keen on a move to Liverpool, where he spent five years as a youth player before being released. The former Bristol Rovers, Stockport and Rochdale forward scored 14 goals in 39 games for Saints last season. Liverpool were unavailable for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport on Thursday night. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Van Gaal hails Anthony Martial after his goalscoring debut for Manchester United

first_img Press Association Louis van Gaal hailed Anthony Martial as the best young forward in the world after he marked his debut with a stunning winner for Manchester United against Liverpool. Following the introduction of Ashley Young at half-time, the hosts gained more energy and purpose in the final third. The winger drew a foul from Nathaniel Clyne on the edge of the box in the 49th minute. Juan Mata squared the set-piece to Daley Blind, who fired a curling shot into the far corner. Ander Herrera made it 2-0 from the penalty spot and Christian Benteke pulled one back with a stunning overhead kick before Martial killed the game off. United moved up to second in the table following their third win of the campaign and Van Gaal now has his sights set on leaders Manchester City. “It was a difficult period in the transfer period with a lot of problems with players who are going and coming,” the Dutchman said. “I think we have managed that very well. We have 10 points from five matches. “That is a good record, there is only one club better and our aim is to be the best but now we are five points behind Manchester City. We still look to that position but I am happy. “I think the performance was good, very high control of the match until the first goal and fantastic studied goal, all the meetings and training sessions have paid off.” The only negative for Van Gaal was that he was unable to play Wayne Rooney, who is also likely to miss Tuesday’s game at PSV because of a hamstring injury. “I don’t want to take any risks with our captain,” Van Gaal said. Van Gaal’s opposite number was not as happy with his team. Brendan Rodgers was taunted with chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” as he left Old Trafford on Saturday night. “We need to be a lot technically better than we showed today,” the Liverpool manager said. “Creating goals is something we need to look at. “I thought in the first half we defended well but had nowhere near enough quality and composure on the ball.” Rodgers admits it will take some time to get over his third straight loss to United. “This is the biggest game in this country, maybe in the world in terms of derby games,” he said. “When we won 3-0 it felt great. When we lost 3-1 it doesn’t. It is difficult for the supporters. We have to go away and do better.” Twenty-one minutes after his introduction from the bench Martial beat Martin Skrtel on a mazy run before rolling the ball past Simon Mignolet to seal a 3-1 win for United against their bitter rivals. Van Gaal had been criticised for agreeing a fee of up to £58million for the 19-year-old, but with one match of his United career gone, he has already written his name into Old Trafford folklore. “When you make a goal like Anthony did you cannot wish for more,” the United manager said about Martial’s debut. “He has pace to dribble but his finishing was fantastic. “A lot of players have made a debut and scored with me so it’s a good signal.” The United manager still expects Martial to encounter bumps in the road of his United career, but believes the former Monaco forward possesses talent like no-one else in his age group. “We have scouted him and we wanted him because he’s the best in his age,” Van Gaal said. “But he needs time. He’s been with us for three days, that is too short to judge his personality but he made a very good impression in first three days, that’s why I selected him to be on the bench. “He scored a marvellous goal and he physically can play in the Premier League, I believe.” Van Gaal, who recalled David de Gea to his starting line-up, watched his team toil in a dull opening 45 minutes. In fairness, Liverpool were no better. last_img read more

Carter-Williams struggles, Cooney steps up to finish with 12 points in win over Alcorn State

first_imgWhen Michael Carter-Williams is on – slashing through defenses, tormenting opposing guards, finding open teammates well before they even know they’re open – Syracuse is one of the most dominant teams in the country.Those nights are easy on the eyes for SU and any of its fans. Saturday night was no such occasion.The sophomore point guard sputtered to five points, six assists and five turnovers in 27 minutes of play. And with the game as much in the balance as it can be against Alcorn State, a two-win team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Carter-Williams sat on the bench. The void in guard play showed, Brandon Triche struggled too, then in stepped Trevor Cooney, preserving the Orange’s lead, and dignity. Syracuse prevailed over the Braves, by a score of 57-36.“Without him it would’ve been a nasty win,” forward James Southerland said.Much like in SU’s first loss of the season against Temple on Dec. 22, Carter-Williams was off. But unlike the game in Madison Square Garden in which poor free-throw shooting condemned the Orange, Cooney made up for Carter-Williams’ struggles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCooney, the hot-and-cold shooting guard gave SU 12 points, two of its three 3-pointers, three rebounds and a pair of steals in 26 minutes. More crucial, though, was when he performed.“It was good that Trevor got in there when it was a close game and made a couple really good plays to give us some space,” head coach Jim Boeheim said.In line with tradition, the Carrier Dome crowd stood on its feet, slow-clapping its way through every Orange possession of the second half cheering the home team on to its first field goal. Then the fans could sit and watch the No. 9 Orange cruise to a blowout. In theory.Those first points from the field eluded the Orange until 11:26 remained. In that 8:34 of frustration, SU went 0-for-9 from the field. Carter-Williams pulled up and missed a one-hander in the lane with 15:12 remaining. Nineteen seconds later, he was called for a charge and walked off knowingly.Boeheim pulled his starting point guard for Cooney. The head coach walked over to Carter-Williams’ spot on the bench. A brief, apparently calm exchange followed. Carter-Williams pointed to the court, and Boeheim walked away pointing at Carter-Williams.“He said I’m not doing a good job running the offense really,” Carter-Williams said. “… Just getting the team into the offense as the point guard that’s what my job is and I wasn’t doing a good job with that. Just staying positive as a team, we got down on each other and started blaming each other really.”And though Cooney’s effect was not immediate – he missed a 3 of his own when he came in for the second half – his performance salvaged a nervous display. When Alcorn State drew within seven and its players looked to believe in the upset effort as forward Michael Starks waved his hands in excitement after one layup, Cooney put the game to bed.Triche found him in the left-hand corner, and Cooney drained a 3. It was hard to tell who was more relieved, the streaky shooting guard or the anxious crowd. But it didn’t matter; the at-least statistical rout was back on.“I know that they stand up until we score our first basket, and I don’t know if that’s a record or anything,” Cooney said. “But it felt like it was forever sitting on the bench watching it and I’m sure it felt longer for the people standing.”A Cooney steal ended the next defensive possession and led to a dunk by C.J. Fair to expand the lead to 12. With 8:43 remaining, Cooney confidently took up the ball on the left wing, crossed over three times, slashed through the paint himself and finished to make it 43-31 Orange.The game was then all but over. And when it truly was, with 10 seconds left, it was Cooney again, cutting and laying in.But Carter-Williams is not in crisis.“He’s a sophomore, he’s never played before in college in a meaningful game till this year,” Boeheim said. “This is how he’s going to play.”But with Cooney bailing Carter-Williams and the Orange out, Carter-Williams’ form mattered less.Said Carter-Williams: “It was great that he stepped up when we needed him tonight.” Comments Published on December 30, 2012 at 12:49 am Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse looks to build on historic season when it opens 2013 against Colgate

first_imgSyracuse takes things one game at a time.That’s the way head coach Ian McIntyre, entering his fourth season as the head coach, likes to operate. No looking ahead. No worrying about a task unless it’s the next one the Orange will face.But when asked about his expectations heading into the 2013 season, he couldn’t help pondering the future.“As coaches we talk a lot about wins and losses,” McIntyre said. “But this year we are going to try and build a special program, not just a special team.”On the heels of the best season in program history, SU is in prime position to turn McIntyre’s blissful vision into a reality.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFriday, the No. 20 Orange will open its season against Colgate at Van Doren Field in Hamilton, N.Y. With its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference ahead, McIntyre sees the early-season schedule as a chance to fine tune before the start of conference play.“We have a lot of talent on this roster right now,” McIntyre said, “and these games at the beginning of the season are a great opportunity to show what we can do and learn how to play with each other.”Last year’s results are staggering.After finishing 3-12-1 in 2011, the Orange bounced back with a 14-6-1 campaign. SU’s plus-8.5 win-loss improvement over the two seasons made it the most improved team in the nation in 2012.Then the Orange won its first two NCAA tournament games in program history, defeating Cornell in the first round and Virginia Commonwealth in the second. Syracuse fell to eventual national runner-up Georgetown in the Sweet 16.“To do what we did last year, that’s going to be a big ask,” McIntyre said. “We are going to be competing against the very best teams and players in the country.”For the Orange, avoiding the proverbial plateau is on the laundry list. Yet sustaining success while transitioning into the ACC isn’t a small order.Syracuse will face four teams with higher rankings in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. That list includes No. 2 Maryland, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 17 Wake Forest. The Orange will also play No. 25 Virginia.And if this wasn’t enough, SU will have to continue without its top five points leaders from a season ago. Ted Cribley, Louis Clark and Lars Muller graduated last spring. Jordan Vale transferred to UCLA. And junior Tony Asante will likely miss the entire season with a torn ACL.That leaves sophomore Stefanos Stamoulacatos, junior Nick Perea and a slew of underclassmen to shoulder the scoring load. But McIntyre said the team will address this issue by committee.“It’s going to be important to share that role,” he said. “We won’t have someone scoring 15-to-20 goals, and there are some young new guys that could step up.”For a program that has turned itself around in emphatic fashion, the odds are stacked against it in 2013. Yet McIntyre is confident that when things play out, the Orange will be left with satisfying results that should keep it moving in its current direction.When SU jogs out against Colgate, the next chapter will begin and while it may be more strenuous than the one before, it’s no less monumental.“This is a big year, no doubt about it,” McIntyre said. “But all those other things will take care of themselves. The results will be a product of how hard we train.” Comments Published on August 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more