Governor Wolf Statement on Grand Jury Recommendations for Victims

first_img August 31, 2018 Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement reaffirming his support for the Grand Jury’s recommendations and calling on the General Assembly to take action:“The horrifying abuse endured by an unimaginable number of victims demands swift and substantial action. Let’s be clear: Many victims were coerced and suppressed from coming forward by an institution they felt obligated to respect.“The reforms laid out in the Grand Jury report would deliver what victims deserve. In my view, a limited victims fund outside the judicial system would not.“The Church, as a moral authority with a long and important record of social justice, should agree. We cannot shortchange these victims and we must set an example for the country – and the world – that Pennsylvania stands with victims.“I implore the House and Senate to send the reforms laid out in the Grand Jury report to my desk without any hesitation.” Governor Wolf Statement on Grand Jury Recommendations for Victimscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gold Coast marina berth set to snag boaties hook, line and sinker

first_imgA berth in the Hope Island Marina has hit the market.SINKING into your partner’s “pier pressure” by trying to find somewhere other than your house to leave your boat?This latest real estate offering might just have you off the hook. A 12m marina berth in Hope Island has cruised onto the market with a $78,000 price tag. MORE NEWS: Millionaire selling ‘rarely utilised’ beachfront pad MORE NEWS: Low interest rate tipped to stay The boat parking spot at 116 Santa Barbara Rd, Hope Island has a $78,000 price tag.Hope Island Realty agent Anthony J Lowe, who is marketing the body of water at 116 Santa Barbara Rd said it was hard to find a freehold berth for sale. “They don’t come up that often and are tightly held,” he said. “Not many of the marinas have freehold berths where you own the rights to the berth, normally you lease it from the marina. “Normally the Gold Coast Waterways (Authority) owns the land underneath the water.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe Hope Island Marina is one of only a few Australian marinas that offer freehold berths. The 12m marina berth is a freehold opportunity, meaning the buyer would own the spot rather than lease.Owning the berth allowed prospective buyers to lease the area out or park their own boat there. The spot is currently leased for $700 a month, or $8400 a year, and it has yearly outgoings of about $4000. Mr Lowe said the berth would be perfect for a Hope Island resident but the buyer didn’t need to reside there.“In Hope Island for a start you can’t keep a boat on your property because of the body corporate rules, even the trailer you have to keep in storage,” he said. “But you don’t have to be a resident, it’s like buying a block of land.“And there’s very good security there.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIslands for sale around Australia00:55 He added if the opportunity wasn’t enough to grab you hook, line and sinker, the location was sure to buoy buyer confidence.“It has great access to the Broadwater and there are a lot of marine services around the area,” Mr Lowe said. “Plus, you’re surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes in a great location.”last_img read more

Ripley County man guilty in child porn case

first_imgVersailles, In. — Following an October arrest for attempted possession of child pornography, Ripley County resident Rondell Gene Goe, 77, has entered a guilty plea in circuit court. A date for sentencing has not been determined.Investigators from the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes unit were able to recover multiple images and internet searches for child pornography. Goe told police he was conducting the searches as part of “research” from a previous work assignment, a claim that was quickly found to be untrue.Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel praised the efforts of deputy prosecutor Ryan Marshal and the work of the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes unit.Goe faces additional charges in a child molesting case.last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores (1-30)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Sectional ScoresTuesday  (1-30)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronOldenburg  56     SW Shelby  51Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East CentralColumbus East  58      Shelbyville  24East Central  50     Bloomington South  44Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South RipleySW Hanover  29     Switz. County  24North Decatur  61     South Decatur  50Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornRushville  46     South Dearborn  36last_img

EC AquaTrojan John Crawley Advances To Diving State Finals

first_imgCongratulations to East Central AquaTrojan John Crawley on advancing To Diving State Finals with an eighth-place finish at The Diving Regionals at Bloomington South.AquaTrojan Swimmer Nick Weber will also be participating at The Swimming State Finals in the 50 Free.Nick will also be in the 200 Medley Relay team of Nick Weber, Jackson Ketcham, Matt Baddinghaus, and Owen Matthew at The State Finals. Ketcham, in addition, will be swimming in the 200 Free and the 500 Free.The Boys Swimming State Finals at The IUPUI  Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, February 28th and 29th.last_img read more

FA Cup: Reds, Toffees light up Anfield in derby

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool vs. Everton Venue:Anfield Stadium Kick off: 5:01PMLiverpool will look to replicate their astonishing Premier League form in the FA Cup when they meet local rivals Everton in the third round this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s men are cruising at the top of the table, while the Toffees are enjoying a resurgence of form under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Sheffield United handed Liverpool the incredible record of going a full calendar year without losing a game in the Premier League. The result leaves the Merseyside club 13 points ahead of closest challengers Leicester City with a game in hand, leading many to believe that the title is already destined for Anfield. However, while Liverpool’s resurgence in the league and in Europe has been remarkable, such success has not replicated itself in the FA Cup during the Klopp era. Since the 2015-16 campaign, Liverpool have not gone beyond the fourth round, exiting the competition at that stage on three occasions and losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round last term. Having not won the accolade since 2006, supporters will hope that their team places greater emphasis on going deeper in this competition – starting with a tantalising meeting with their biggest rivals under the lights today. For Everton, it was their last visit to Anfield in December – a 5-2 defeat – that put the nail in the coffin for former manager Marco Silva, who was sacked soon after. Since then, however, the Toffees have discovered a sense of rhythm that seemed to elude Silva and his players from the moment the 2019-20 campaign kicked off. Following a galvanising victory over Chelsea under caretaker boss Darren Ferguson, the club secured the services of Champions League winner Ancelotti in what must be viewed as a masterful piece of recruitment. The Italian has exerted an immediate impact, recording a pair of dominant victories over Burnley and Newcastle United ahead of performing impressively during a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad. Indeed, Ancelotti will point to the organisation and energy of that performance as a blueprint for how Everton must negotiate the trip to Anfield this weekend. Liverpool possible XI: Adrian, Hoever, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Elliot. Everton possible XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Kean.Tags: AnfieldEvertonFA CupJurgen KloppLiverpoolToffeeslast_img read more

FC Barcelona sell Arthur to Juventus for 72m euros, buy Pjanic for 60m euros

first_imgFC Barcelona have reached an agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus for a fee of 72 million euros ($80.98 million).The La Liga title-holders said in a statement on Monday they have however gone on to sign Bosnian Miralem Pjanic from the Italian champions for 60 million euros. The 23-year-old Melo, generally known simply as Arthur, will remain at the Camp Nou until the end of the 2019/2020 season before moving to Turin.This has however been extended until August because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Pjanic, 30, will also move to the Camp Nou at the end of the campaign.He will sign a four-year contract containing a release clause of 400 million euros, Barca’s statement said, adding that the Bosnian’s transfer fee was worth an additional five million euros in variables.Bosnian international Pjanic has been at Juve since 2016, having previously played for AS Roma as well as French sides Olympique Lyonnais and Metz. The transfer helps Barca meet their target of a further 70 million euros in revenues from player sales before June 30.This is in line with the budget the club’s members approved last October which forecast income of 124 million euros from transfers.FC Barcelona have the highest revenues in world football but their finances have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.The pandemic had affected ticket sales, television rights and merchandising, leading the club to enact a 70 per cent pay cut for players in April.But the negotiation has attracted criticism from Spanish future presidential candidate Victor Font, who said the deal came about due to the club’s financial mismanagement. “The deal once again proves the board’s absolute priority is to balance the books by letting key players go. The financial situation has been bad for many years, long before the pandemic,” he said on Twitter.Barca did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Font’s words.Arthur joined Barca from Brazilian side Gremio in July 2018 and was initially hailed as the heir to former club great Xavi Hernandez.Lionel Messi had said then that he was surprised by the player’s similarities to the side’s former puppet master.RelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid But in spite of a promising opening spell, Arthur made only 19 league starts in his first season with the club and 14 this campaign.Coach Quique Setien said earlier this month that he had not lived up to expectations.There were also issues off the field.In March 2019, he apologised for travelling to Paris during the season to attend the birthday party of Brazil team mate Neymar.Last December, Catalan television network said Arthur had gone snowboarding while sidelined with a groin injury.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArthurCamp NouFC BarcelonaLa LigaMiralem Pjaniclast_img read more

Pellegrini calm over Toure absence

first_img Press Association “We get fantastic players and I think you’ve been able to see when we miss Aguero with injury, we’ve been able to cope without him. “When you see we miss Kompany we’ve been able to cope without him, but at the moment I think we’re in good shape.” In the same interview, however, Toure did give further mixed messages about his future. Toure sparked considerable speculation over his status at City during an unsettled last summer when he voiced criticisms of the club amid the notorious birthday cake saga. He again cast doubt over his position when asked if he would still be at Eastlands next season. “I don’t know. I’m at City at the moment,” he said, before laughing. It is not the first time Toure has been vague on the subject but Pellegrini has no concerns about it. The Chilean said: “I think Yaya is 100 per cent committed with our team and with this team. I don’t have any doubts about that.” When pressed further Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview the Arsenal game, acknowledged circumstances can change but presently has no doubts and insists there is no link to last year’s issues. He said: “I don’t think any of us know what will happen in six months more. We don’t know where you can be, we cannot know what will happen in the future. “But it’s not a problem with his commitment. You can’t link one thing with the other. I repeat, Yaya is very happy here. His commitment with our club is not a problem.” Toure has played a key role in City’s development over recent years and Pellegrini is determined to maintain progress, with success in the Champions League an obvious target. Pellegrini recently suggested his playmaker David Silva lacks the recognition he deserves because he is not at one of Europe’s bigger clubs. However, he believes winning Europe’s greatest prize with City is a realistic ambition and accolades for individuals could then follow. Asked if City could one day win the Champions League, Pellegrini said: “I think so, the way we are growing, and we will continue improving with this squad and bringing in new players. Of course, I think we have chances to continue winning important things. “Maybe we do not have the whole history of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United but that is part of the reason this club tries to improve every year. “We need to win important trophies and that way our top players will be on the list of the best players of the year. “Our club must improve and grow every year, winning important titles.” City will be without the influential Toure for up to another four weeks due to his involvement in the African Nations Cup with Ivory Coast. Toure was sorely missed during the tournaments of 2012 and 2013, and although he has not been at his formidable best this season, his recent form has been good. Following last week’s draw with Everton – the first match of Toure’s absence – City have actually not won in the Barclays Premier League without the former Barcelona player since last April. Toure was rested when City were surprisingly held by Burnley on December 28 and also when they drew at Arsenal in September. Pellegrini said: “Of course we are going to miss Yaya because he is a very important player – in the same way that we miss Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, David Silva, or all the players that for different reasons cannot play every week. “But we have a squad and we have to replace Yaya. We must continue fighting for the title with or without Yaya. We have to play two more games without Yaya and he will arrive here in February. I don’t think our team depends just on one player.” In terms of league action, Toure will definitely miss Sunday’s return clash against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium and the January 31 trip to title rivals Chelsea. City have coped without the 31-year-old before, most recently in the Champions League when he missed the vital wins over Bayern Munich and Roma in November and December through suspension. Toure himself is confident City can come through the spell. Speaking in an interview while on international duty, Toure told CNN: “I think City can compete without me to be honest with you. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident his side can overcome the absence of midfield driving force Yaya Toure. last_img read more

Dr. Fauci Receives Security Detail After Death Threats

first_imgThe nation’s top infectious disease expert is reportedly surrounded by men in black because someone has threatened to kill the messenger.Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly has been given a 24-7 security detail after receiving death threats. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic, is facing threats to his personal safety and now requires personal security from law enforcement at all times, including at his home. https://t.co/JsmvnXbkIa— CNN (@CNN) April 2, 2020 A law enforcement official says the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General, the agency’s law enforcement arm, asked the US Marshals Service for assistance following threats to Fauci. The Marshals then deputized HHS officers to act as personal security for the doctor.The source of the threats has not been identified.Fauci didn’t answer questions related to the matter during Wednesday’s coronavirus task force briefing. President Trump, however, said people would “be in big trouble” if somebody attacked him.last_img read more

Digicel, GFSCA team up for softball tournament … Event dubbed ‘triple treat’

first_imgSOFTBALL fans will have a chance to get in on the action as mobile service providers Digicel launched its Triple Treat Softball and Duck Curry competition yesterday at its Kingston head office.The softball tournament, which will bowl off on March 5 at the Perseverance beach ground, will conclude on April 1 at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground with three events, according to Digicel’s Communications Manager Vidya Sanichara.Registration for the tournament commences today and will conclude on February 28 with the tournament hosting a total of 24 teams and, according to Sanichara, “It is to create an ideal atmosphere for families.”Digicel’s Retail Sales Manager, Richard Das, took the opportunity to invite all the teams, who had participated last year, to register again. He said that following the March 5 bowl-off of the tournament, the competition continues every weekend leading up to the final at the Anna Regina ground.Das said the draw for the fixtures will be held on March 4 at the Speed Talk Mobile, which is the Anna Regina Digicel store.The softball aspect will be held under the auspices of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), whose president Ramchand Ragbeer expressed pleasure at being associated with Digicel and the residents of the Essequibo Coast.Apart from softball cricket, there will be Duck Curry competition and Stage Show to give persons the ‘three times the fun’.It is the second edition of the event.last_img read more