Gov. Wolf Addresses Protests, Provides Update on Commonwealth Response

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Addresses Protests, Provides Update on Commonwealth Response Press Release, Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf today provided an update on the steps the commonwealth is taking in response to violence and looting following peaceful protests across Pennsylvania over the weekend to condemn racism, oppression and injustice.“Every Pennsylvanian should speak out against violence and oppression, and the recent murder of George Floyd in Minnesota has rightfully outraged many of us. Pennsylvanians are joining together to speak out against this injustice, and make their voices heard, peacefully,” Governor Wolf said. “But yesterday was a challenging day for many cities in our commonwealth as these peaceful protests were co-opted by violence and looting. This is unacceptable.”On Saturday, the governor signed a disaster emergency declaration using his authority to provide all necessary assistance to municipalities as they respond to the escalation of protests in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.The governor also announced the expanded activation of the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). That activation, combined with the declaration, authorizes PEMA to direct emergency operations in Allegheny, Dauphin and Philadelphia counties, allocating all resources and personnel as deemed necessary to cope with the situation.“I will continue to work with Mayors Kenney, Peduto, Papenfuse, and others to make sure that everyone is able to make their voices heard, while keeping each other safe, and I want to thank of all our first responders,” Governor Wolf said. “I urge everyone to be peaceful. I urge everyone to have respect for our communities and our neighbors. I urge all of us to continue to call out injustice. I don’t want to lose sight of why we are here.“I want to again send my condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, and everyone impacted by oppression, racism, and violence,” Wolf said. “Every day, in every corner of our society, we need to work at eliminating racism. That means we need to do our part to address racism – from the smallest thought to the biggest action – here in Pennsylvania, too.”center_img May 31, 2020last_img read more

Vanover, Spaw check out on Stock Car foes

first_imgKyle Vanover topped the first Thursday night qualifier for Stock Cars at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Kyle Vanover and Johnny Spaw both made sure the race was for second Thursday at Boone Speedway.Vanover led all 25 laps in winning the first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Stock Car qualifying feature and Spaw more than matched that impressive run in the second.The top four drivers in each feature advance to the middle row of Saturday’s main event.Twelfth starting Jeff Tubbs, 15th starting Jeff Mueller and 16th starting Jason See chased Vanover to the checkers. Luke Lemmens, 2010 champion Jeremy Christians and two-time champion Donavon Smith were scored behind Spaw. Hunter Marriott, Bryan Rigsby and Justin Nehring were disqualified in post-race tech for rev limiter, compression and failed rear suspension, respectively.Tubbs settled in behind Vanover following the first of two cautions just after midway; Mueller and See made their way into the top four with five laps left.Spaw was the master of traffic as the nightcap stayed green the final 20 circuits. Lemmens ran second following the lap five restart but Spaw checked out on everybody.Christians and Smith both qualified for the 12th time in their careers, Vanover for the sixth, Mueller for the fifth, See and Tubbs for the second, and Spaw and Lemmens for the first.1st qualifying feature – 1. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 3. Jeff Mueller, Albion; 4. Jason See, Albia; 5. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington; 6. Travis Barker, Sioux City; 7. Jason Ward, Sioux City; 8. Randy Brands, Boyden; 9. Tom Cannon, West Branch; 10. Mathew West, Kellerton; 11. Jake Ludeking, Decorah; 12. Ryan Harris, Hubbard, Neb.; 13. Corey Piffer, Indianola; 14. Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; 15. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 16. Tony Ritterbush, Dunlap; 17. Dusty Springer, Colby, Kan.; 18. Shawn Wagner, Lena, Wis.; 19. Scott Davis, Madrid; 20. Chad Clancy, Polo, Mo.; 21. J.J. Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; 22. Reid Keller, Webster City; 23. David Brandies, Wilton; 24. Marcus Fagan, Adair; 25. Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas; 26. Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask.; 27. Mikey Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; 28. Aaron Stolp, Suamico, Wis.; 29. Bob Fuegmann, Minot, N.D.; 30. Brandon Pruitt, Stuart.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids; 2. Luke Lemmens, Madison, Wis.; 3. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; 4. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 5. Tanner Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb.; 6. Michael Murphy, Jefferson; 7. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 8. Keith Knop, Shelby; 9. Justin Temeyer, Independence; 10. Pete Alexander, Albert Lea, Minn.; 11. Robert Stofer, Jefferson; 12. Matt Schauer, Arlington, Minn.; 13. Mark Schuenemann, Boulder Junction, Wis.; 14. Jay Goosmann, Merrill; 15. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; 16. Landon Mattox, Fairview, Okla.; 17. Jon Boller Jr., St. Joseph Mo.; 18. Rod Richards, Madrid; 19. A.J. Zimmerman, Cleveland, Minn.; 20. Luke Ramsey, Bedford; 21. Mark Zorn, Russell, Kan.; 22. Cary Heinen, Fort Dodge; 23. Jesse Taylor, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 24. Bruce Wickman, Emmetsburg; 25. Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; 26. Les Lundquist, Sioux City; 27. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.Johnny Spaw checked out on everybody in winning the second Thursday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Stock Car qualifier. (Photo by Carl Larson)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 5, 2016: Friday, September 2, 2016•1:58 a.m. Officers investigated improper use of a turn signal and driver’s license violation in the 900 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:58 a.m. Juvenile male, 14, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for improper sse of a turn signal and driver’s license violation.•2:10 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block E. 9th, Wellington.•6:50 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle window in the 800 block N. B, Wellington.•7:56 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle in the 900 block N. B, Wellington.•8 a.m. Officers investigated sexual exploitation of a Child in the 400 block S. H, Wellington.•8:20 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of tools in the 200 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:24 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•1:34 p.m. Officers took a report of a home accident in the 500 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•2:04 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•2:34 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to phone in the 500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•3:11 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:23 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery in the 1500 N. Keyes, Wellington by known suspect(s).•9:01 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington.Saturday, September 3, 2016•12:39 a.m. Officers investigated a battery and disorderly conduct by known suspects in the 1400 block E. Michigan, Wellington.•9:15 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 700 block N. C, Wellington.•12:39 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 500 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•1:45 p.m. Angela D. Arrieta, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large, no proof of city license and no proof of rabies vaccinations.•4:36 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect.•7:34 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery and assault in the 700 block N. F, Wellington by known suspect.Sunday, September 4, 2016•8:11 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to plants in the 800 N. Homestead Drive, Wellington.•7:13 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•8:54 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 500 block N. Blaine, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Dustin W. Hiebert, Wellington.Monday, September 5, 2016•2:04 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington by known suspect.•2:11 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of food and video items in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•2:17 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block N. Plum, Wellington.•2:21 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 200 block S. G, Wellington.•3:40 p.m. Abigail E. Shuart, 20, Ponca City, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.•4:10 p.m. Philip J. Friess, 31, Ponca City, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 58 mph in a 45 mph zone.•5:20 p.m. Gary D. Wright, 61, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding    59 mph in a 45 mph zone.•6:15 p.m. Itzel Cavasos, 28, Fort Worth, Texas was issued a notice to appear for child restraint violation.•7:21 p.m. Officers by known suspect investigated possession of hallucinogenic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 600 block E. 9th, Wellington.•7:49 p.m. Juvenile male, 15, Wellington was arrested and referred to juvenile court. He was released to parents.•8:21 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by known subject(s) in the 100 block W. Appleblossom Lane, Wellington.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Onyango favourite for 2016 USPA top sports award

first_imgNOMINEE PROFILESOnyangoSouth Africa based Denis Onyango was named Uganda’s footballer of the year after guiding Uganda Cranes and his club Sundowns to historic performances.He was in goal as Uganda Cranes qualified for the Nations Cup finals for the first time since 1978, then led his club to the African Club Championship title – the first Ugandan to win the honour. His club also competed at the World Club Championships.EmongDavid Emony was named Uganda’s athlete of the year after his historic medal exploits in the para-Olympics event at the Rio Olympics. Emong gave Uganda her first ever Paralympics medal, winning silver in 1500m – T46 final in Rio.Emong, 26, was Uganda’s only athlete at the competition. The T46 disability sport classification is a group for track and field athletes missing their arm from near the top of their arm.WokorachHe is a Uganda 7s international who has had an outstanding year. He was the star as Uganda lifted their maiden Africa Rugby Cup Sevens title in Nairobi.Uganda’s victory in the African Rugby 7s in Nairobi booked them a place in three major tournaments, Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens and the HSBC Cape Town Sevens in December plus the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong in March.****USPA SPORTS PERSONALITIES OF 2016 Nominees for Sports Personality of the yearDenis Onyango (Football)David Emong (Paralympics)Phillip Wokorach (Rugby)Nominees for Team of the yearUganda CranesRugby CranesCity OilersNominations for Sports Event of the yearNational Open Pool ChampionshipUganda Golf OpenBEST RUN FEDERATION OF 2016**The winners of the above awards will be announced at the gala (see live feed page 2).The USPA LEGEND AWARD – SHEILA AGONZIBWEWinners in respective sports disciplines AthleticsMale: David EmongFemale: Juliet ChekwelBoxingShadir MusaFootballDenis OnyangoWomen FootballHasfa NassunaMotorsport(Rallying) The crew of Jas Mangat and Joseph KamyaGolfMale: Ronald Otile Kampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Africa’s best home-based football player of 2016 Denis Onyango is favourite to be named Uganda’s Sportsman Of The Year 2016 on Friday night.Onyango, named best African Player of the Year Based in Africa early this year, is one of three nominate for the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) Personality Of The Year award.Others nominated are Olympian Emong and rugby player Phillip Wokorach. USPA has already named them top in their individual sports in 2016.The Uganda Sports Personality of the Year will be announced at the sh100m Nile Breweries sponsered USPA gala at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala Friday. NSSF are USPA’s other partners for the glamarous awards ceremony. (click for live feed)Senior Presidential advisor Maj.Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba will be the chief guest at the Ugandan sports oscars.At the last awards, golfer Ronald Otile was named the country’s Sports Personality of 2015.The awards are one of Uganda’s oldest, with USPA having annually awarded the best since the early 70s. Sabiti Muwanga is the President USPA. Female: Flavia NamakulaCricketMale: Henry SsenyondoFemale: Stephanie NampinaPoolMale: Sula MatovuFemale: Vicky NamuyanjaBobybuildingAndrew SsenogaBadmintonMale: Brian KasiryeFemale: Shamim BangiTable TennisMale: Gilton ChelibeFemale: Halima NambozoWoodballMale: Onesmus AtambaFemale: Lillian ZaweddeWeightliftingKhalid BatuusaRugby’s WokorachRugbyMale: Phillip WokorachFemale: Grace AumaBasketballMale: Jimmy EnabuFemale: Judith NansobyaMotocrossAviv OrlandChessMale: Harold WanyamaFemale: Joyce KabenganoNetballJoan NampunguDartsMale: Jacob OkidiFemale: Dinah AmodingKickboxingPatricia ApolotLudoSarah NamubiruHandballMale: Felix MukunziFemale:Muhaimuna NamuwayaSwimmingMale: Nicholas MalaniFemale: Kirabo NamutebiHockeyMale: Innocent MbabaliFemale: Doreen AsiimweSquashIan Rukunya**** (see flashback to 2015 awards and 2016 awards LIVE FEED page 2)Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Michael Holding claims Rohit Sharma may not be able to handle real pace

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PTIAdvertisement 4nn9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa714ueWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4oix( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4jjksWould you ever consider trying this?😱27go88Can your students do this? 🌚4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Following the footsteps of the legendary Virender Sehwag, Team India opener Rohit Sharma has established himself has one of the most destructive batsmen ever. Nicknamed the ‘hitman’, the right handed run machine has sent many bowlers, from pacers to spinners, outside the boundary rope. However, former West Indies cricket team icon Michael Holding believes Sharma may find it difficult facing “someone with real pace.”Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PTIHolding was recently hosted by journalist Nikhil Naz for an exclusive interview via live session on Instagram.An amazing fast bowler during his prime, the veteran Jamaican has picked up the wickets of many thunderous batsmen of the bygone era of cricket, and he was asked what would the situation be like to face some of the most hard hitting batsmen of today, such as the South African AB de Villers or India’s Rohit Sharma.Advertisement “I think batsmen play their shots depending upon the pace of the bowlers. Those players and the shots that you are talking about I would like to see them play those shots against someone with real pace,” Holding said during the session.Both Sharma and ABD are famous for the different types of shots they have in their arsenal, to face different bowlers, from seamers to spinners. However, Holding believes it would be a toilsome effort for them to face some of the speed stars like Dale Steyn, Brett Lee or Shoaib Akhtar.Advertisement “If they can play shots like that against that pace I’ll start to worry about what I am going to do,” Holding went on, “With the kind of pace I used to bowl, I wouldn’t be worried about those shots being played.”Below here is the full interview, courtesy of Nikhil Naz’s official Instagram:In his twelve years of international cricket, Holding has made 60 Test and 102 ODI appearances for the Windies, and has picked 249 and 142 wickets in both formats respectively, while securing 13 five wicket and two 10-wicket hauls in red ball cricket.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Kiren Rijiju: “In Los Angeles Olympics India will be in the top 10”Deep Dasgupta Exclusive: A wicketkeeper has to work as the eyes of the captain! Advertisementlast_img read more