Remarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service

first_imgRemarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2016center_img Remarks 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of ServicePhiladelphia, PATRANSCRIPT:Good Morning and welcome to the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.I’m so honored to be able to welcome the 5,000 volunteers that will participate in this event here at Girard College today.Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest King Day event in the nation with over 135,000 people across the region participating in a service project.And today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a servant leader dedicated to justice, equality and fairness.I’m reminded today about the importance of leadership in service to the citizens among us in most need.And of Dr. King’s urgent persistence in moving people of his time toward a better democracy.A democracy based on the ideals of leaders that preceded him.A system that leaders before him established here in Philadelphia.Where all men are created equal.And now, during our time, we continue that legacy in our work to make life better for citizens of our great state.We continue moving our government towards fairness and equality in opportunity.This day continues to inspire me and I’m thankful that I’m able to return as Governor and work shoulder to shoulder with so many of you.Because I know that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands in this region alone, that are coming together in service to others today.Thank you to all the organizations here today, and particularly Global Citizen and its president, Todd Bernstein.You all have truly given breadth and momentum to this movement, and Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world is all the better for I.###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Rose admits he was lucky

first_img His game ended soon after, with Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood substituting Rose and sending him straight to the dressing room to cool off. Stoke manager Mark Hughes was furious Rose was only shown a yellow card by referee Andre Marriner, and the 23-year-old accepted he might have seen red in more ways than one. Rose said: “I don’t mind people booing me but I did lose my head for 10 seconds. It was because of the bad tackle but nothing to do with the fans. “I never want to hide but taking me off was the right thing for the manager to do. And reacting like I did was the wrong thing. I think I’m lucky not to get sent off.” The fans seemed to think Rose made too much of the challenge from Shawcross, although replays showed the Stoke player clearly made contact with his opponent’s shin. Referee Andre Marriner initially played on before deciding to give both a free-kick and a second yellow card, much to the annoyance of Hughes. Rose said: “I didn’t fake it, he did catch me through the shin pads. At first the referee didn’t give it and I don’t know why he changed his mind. “It was the right decision but I don’t think he realised he had already booked Shawcross in the first half.” It was nevertheless a good day for Rose, who had not scored for Tottenham since his spectacular strike against Arsenal four years ago. The full-back believes Spurs can overhaul fifth-placed Everton, who sit three points ahead of them, while fourth place is not completely out of the question. “It was about time I started chipping in with a few more assists and goals,” said Rose. “The management team spoke to me last week and said I should be doing more up the pitch. It was nice I scored and even better we held out for a big three points. “The goal could be massive. Everton slipped up and I think they still have to play Man City. We want to finish the season on a high and we have two winnable games.” It was only Stoke’s third home defeat in the league this season and ended their hopes of winning five Premier League home games in a row for the first time. But defender Marc Muniesa’s thoughts were on matters more important than wins and losses. Muniesa joined Stoke last summer from Barcelona, the club he first represented at the age of 10. The defender worked closely with coach Tito Vilanova, who died from cancer on Friday aged 45. Muniesa said: “On Friday I was in shock, it was difficult for me, he was my first coach at Barcelona – him and (Pep) Guardiola. Because of them I am now playing in the Premier League. “He was a really good man, a man who knows a lot about football. He died but his memory will be with Barcelona and the fans and the football. “He was a big influence on the way I play; he liked to play football and keep the ball. I learned so much from him. “Before the game I wanted to play well for me first, but then for him and for his family. I think I did well for him. ” Muniesa made his first start since February 8 at left-back and then moved into the centre of defence after Shawcross’ sending off. The 22-year-old Spaniard is now in pole position to take Shawcross’ place against Fulham next weekend, with the captain’s hopes of an ever-present season dashed at the last. Muniesa said: “Ryan is the captain and one of the best defenders in the league, so it’s difficult to play without him, but we responded very well. “I’m ready for this big chance, but the coach will decide. We have other players who can come in for Ryan. All the players have to be ready.” Press Association The full-back netted his first goal for Tottenham in four years to earn the visitors a 1-0 victory but became the target of the Stoke fans’ ire after Ryan Shawcross was sent off early in the second half. The full-back was subjected to relentless jeering and reacted to a challenge from Geoff Cameron by pushing the Stoke man in the chest with both hands. Danny Rose admitted he was lucky not to be sent off on an eventful afternoon in Stoke. last_img read more

Carberry back in Leinster side for latest Pro12 outing

first_imgIt’s the out-half’s first start for the province since December having recently returned from an ankle injury.Hooker James Tracy who came off the bench for Ireland against Italy last week also starts.last_img

We have not taken maintenance for granted – Asiamah

first_imgGovernment has not neglected their maintenance plans for the various state-owned stadia, according to Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah.The maintenance culture at the country’s main stadia, ie, Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast, have come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks.Revelations made in the Auditor General’s report on the activities of the National Sports Authority and the Sports Ministry, pointed out the absence of a maintenance policy for the country’s major stadia.But Asiamah has defended his outfit, and is adamant government has done a good job with the maintenance of state owned stadia since taking office.“Before we came in, Accra Sports Stadium was dead; now it’s back to life,” he said.“When you go to Kumasi Sports Stadium, it’s closed down for renovation. When maintenance is not routine, we incur more cost to bring the place back to life. “When we are done with renovation works, every venue will have a maintenance manual that will be followed religiously,” he addedlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTuesday Health: Bereavement support group What: A grief support afternoon group sponsored by Kaiser Permanente meets in the second-floor conference room. The group is open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. The groups are facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers provided by the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more caring support or information, call the Bereavement Line at 818-375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 4-5:30 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Thursday Nightlife: Teen game night What: Teens are invited to test their skills and expertise on checkers, chess and other board games the last two Thursdays of each month. Call (661) 259-8942. When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Health: MS specialist to speak What: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present neurologist David Brandes, the director of the Northridge MS Clinic. He will talk about Tysabri, the latest drug treatment for MS as well as answering other MS-related questions. Brandes is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA and an expert in the area of MS. This is a free program. Call Jon May at (661) 945-9111 to register for this program. When: 6:30-8 p.m. Where: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus Meetings: All Valley LeTip meets What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals that is dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. The group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road. Meetings conclude by around 8:20 a.m. Come for a free breakfast and bring some business cards to pass around. There is no pressure to join. Visit or call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or Robert Mansour at (800) 799-7449. When: 7 a.m. Where: Marie Callender’s restaurant Saturday Day activities: Animal presentation What: See, learn and ask questions about live native animals of the area every Saturday at the Nature Center. For information, call (661) 259-7721. The Placerita Canyon Nature Center building will be closed for construction; the temporary office will be open and operating during normal business hours: 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All trails will be open as usual, and park hours will remain sunrise to sunset. The campground will be closed during this construction period. Many of the usual programs will be presented in the outdoor amphitheater, and appropriate clothing during all types of weather is recommended (i.e. jackets, hats, loose-fitting and light-color clothing, umbrellas, rain gear, etc.). When: 1-2 p.m. Where: Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall April 1 Day activities: Birds of Prey presentation What: A Birds of Prey presentation will be offered the first Sunday of each month. Meet at the park office. For information, call (661) 268-0840. When: 11 a.m. Where: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce Charity: Vine 2 Wine What: Betty Ferguson Foundation’s Vine 2 Wine features wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, art sale and 50/50 raffle. Call today to order your tickets by credit card; (661) 702-8712. Tickets are $45 each. All proceeds go to benefit the women and youth programs. When: 1-4 p.m. Where: Bridgeport Lake Club, 27002 Edgewater Lane, Valencia 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: Santa Clarita Medical Offices, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia Wednesday Day activities: Pirate story time What: Avast, ye land lubbers! Come enjoy stories and fun with a pirate theme. For information, call (661) 259-8942. When: 3:30 p.m. last_img read more