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: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Harold Black

first_imgHarold Black, 77, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cincinnati passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He was born near Pleasant in Switzerland County on January 8, 1937 the son of Ernst and Margaret Harper Black. He was married to Judith Lester on August 23, 1958 and his wife of 57 years survives. Other survivors include one son Jeffery (Lori) Black of Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters Debra (John) Weale of Columbus, Ohio, and Teresa (Mike) Varner of Pensacola; five grandchildren; four brothers Dilver Thayer of Lake City, Florida, David (Rita) Black of Cincinnati, Richard (Mary) Black of Cross Plains, and Roger (Terry) Black of Ft. Wayne; two sisters Phyllis (Harold) Taylor of Cincinnati, and Marilyn (Jerry) Wisher of Covington, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Black was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School and a 1962 graduate of Ball State University where received his BS degree in education. He was a 10 year veteran of the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era where he rose to the rank of Captain. During his stay in the Air Force he was stationed in Enid, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Texas, the United Kingdom, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. For his service Harold received the National Defense Service Medal, USAF Outstanding Unit Award, and the USAF Longevity Service Award. In civilian life Harold worked for 25 years as a supervisor for Avon Manufacturing in Springdale, Ohio. He also worked as a purchasing manager for Cincinnati Machine Tool Services from 1996 to 2001 and from 2008 to 2009 worked for the Kentucky State Park Service as a camp ground director. He retired from Merchant Security in 2013. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jerry Brooks of the Benham United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside services by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11am until time of services.Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

I will be most excited person if I win 2021 AFCON for Nigeria – Rohr

first_imgRelatedPosts Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Rohr: Osimhen’ll join a big club Rohr holds virtual meeting with Super Eagles Assistants Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr on Wednesday said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.Rohr who spoke at a post-match conference in Uyo after his team came from behind to defeat the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1 said winning AFCON 2021 was a huge desire.“It will be exciting for me to win the 2021 AFCON title with Nigeria. That’s my desire, and I will be the most excited.“So, winning today (Wednesday) is just the beginning. I can’t be excited until we win the title in 2021,” he said.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigeria versus Benin game was a 2021 AFCON Qualifier and it took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.Rohr, who said Benin Republic have a good team, also noted that the Nigerian side had a good game in the second half.He said: “The Super Eagles had a lot of scoring opportunities, but they failed to convert all of them.”He however pointed out that the game’s opening goal, scored by the Squirrels’ captain, Stephane Sessegnon, in the match’s second minute, was a big shock.He said: “In the second half, we played a very good match, ‘one-touch two-touch’, and we have good wingers. We had a lot of opportunities, and with the changes we made, we did very well. It is good for us.”Rohr also said he could not use home-based players for now in the Nigerian team due to specific reasons“At the moment, the quality we have from abroad is higher than what we have in the home league (Nigeria Professional Football League).”Speaking also, the Super Eagles’ team captain, Ahmed Musa, said the match was “a tough game for our team, even though we won”.He added that the Nigerian side gave their best to prevail over the visitors.On his part, the Head Coach of Benin, Michelle Dussuyer, noted that his team played very well in the first half.He however pointed out that the 45th minute penalty kick his team conceded gave more confidence to the Super Eagles.Also, Sessegnon acknowledged that while the game was not a bad one for his team, the Nigerian side played better.NAN reports that in the game the Squirrels drew  the first blood, while the Super Eagles, through Victor Osimhen, equalised from the penalty kick spot in the 45th minute.Although Nigeria had several scoring chances thwarted by the Benin goalkeeper in the second half, the winning goal came in the 62nd minute through a solo effort by Samuel Kalu.Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo, Samuel Chukwueze and Ola Aina also shone for Nigeria in the match where the Super Eagles confined the Squirrels to their own half throughout the second half. Tags: Gernot Rohrlast_img read more

The Latest: MLS soccer players approve new CBA

first_imgThe first event is the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on the PGA Tour. The smaller Korn Ferry Tour has an event at PGA Tour headquarters in Florida.___The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months.The ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest of sports worldwide in shutting down sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Tour does not resume until July 22. That leaves some players unable to earn ranking points. The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches.The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt.Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol that he didn’t believe anyone at the club had displayed symptoms of COVID-19. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Major League Soccer players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement that will allow for the league to return this summer with a tournament in Florida. ___English soccer team Tottenham says a person at the club has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Premier League club did not identify the person.It was the only positive case after the Premier League tested a further 1,197 players and club staff.The testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March. The Major League Soccer Players Association has announced the ratification of the CBA. Players had approved economic concessions for this season. The league countered the proposal from the players and set a Wednesday deadline for ratification.The MLSPA says “today’s vote also finalizes a plan to resume the 2020 season and provides players with certainty for the months ahead. It allows our members to move forward and continue to compete in the game they love.”The new CBA runs through the 2025 season. The sides had agreed to a five-year CBA in February but that had not been ratified when the coronavirus pandemic began.The season was suspended March 12 because of the pandemic. Teams had played just two games.Details of the Florida tournament were still under consideration but the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would be sheltered at hotels with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. ___The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus.Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms.The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media. ___The Premier League says one person was found to have the coronavirus after the fifth round of testing of players and staff at soccer clubs.The league did not identity the person.Testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March.___ The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour.Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event.The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.The tour says results from the PCR tests are expected back in a manner of hours. Senior vice president of tour administration Andy Levinson says it also allows ample testing without taking away resources from the community where the tournaments are played.The tour expects about 400 people to require testing at tournaments upon the restart. No spectators are allowed for the first five events on the PGA Tour. The Latest: MLS soccer players approve new CBAcenter_img The OWGR board says major organizations such as the USGA and PGA of America have agreed to incorporate the March 15 ranking into whatever qualifying criteria they have involving the ranking.Rory McIlroy remains at No. 1 going to Colonial next week in Fort Worth, Texas.___A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms.ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend. The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.Athletic director Jamie Pollard says “the potential for infections and positive test results has always been very real for an organization like ours and we’ve been thorough and diligent in planning for such incidents.”The Big 12 is allowing Iowa State and other conference schools to have football players return June 15 for voluntary workouts.___A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff. Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.___The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training. June 3, 2020 Associated Press The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.” The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Large motorcycle rally in N. Iowa worries local officials

first_imgALGONA, Iowa (AP) — A group still plans to hold a three-day motorcycle rally in northern Iowa that’s expected to attract thousands of bikers despite the concerns of local officials that the event could spread the coronavirus. Local officials usually welcome the annual Freedom Rally held on a farm northeast of Algona, but this year’s event planned for Thursday to Saturday has officials worried. Algona is in Kossuth County, which has had 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and no reported deaths. But officials think that could change because of the motorcycle rally, which typically draws 10,000 bikers. Organizers say they are encouraging social distancing and are calling for riders to limit trips into Algona.last_img read more