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

Europa: Arsenal Aiming to Overturn First Leg Defeat by Rennes

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette was in a cheerful mood in training Wednesday morning as Arsenal get set to unleash the striker against Rennes this week.The French striker has been cleared to play the second leg on Thursday after having a three-match ban turned to two after his red card against BATE Borisov last month.Having already served his suspension he looks set to play with strike-partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Gunners attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit. Alexandre Lacazette And the two shared a warm embrace as Unai Emery delivered instructions to his side at a windswept London Colney.Lacazette was sent off in the second half of the last-32 Europa League defeat in Belarus.After having a second-half equaliser correctly ruled out for offside, the French forward was sent off for swinging an elbow in frustration towards Aleksandar Filipovic with five minutes remaining.Governing body UEFA confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Arsenal’s appeal had been partially upheld.Arsenal will be without Greek defender Sokratis, who was sent off in the first leg defeat.They are continuing to assess Henrikh Mkhitaryan as he battles a back strain.Elsewhere in Kiev, Ukraine, Chelsea’s players wrapped up in hats, gloves and snoods as they fought off the freezing temperatures last night.Maurizio Sarri’s men traveled to Ukraine ahead of their Europa League last-16 second leg tie today.And Blues stars including Eden Hazard and Callum Hudson-Odoi were put through their paces on the pitch at the Olympic Stadium.Chelsea holds a substantial advantage in the tie after a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge last week.Pedro, Willian and Hudson-Odoi scored the goals to put Chelsea on the brink of a place in the quarter-finals.Hazard did not start that game but has still made the trip to Eastern Europe despite the aggregate scoreline.He showed his worth once again with a stoppage-time equaliser against Wolves at the weekend.But defender Emerson Palmieri admits they are ‘afraid’ that he will depart this summer, with a contract extension yet to be agreed.“He shows every day how important he is,” Emerson told Sky Sports. ‘Obviously we have many players of quality in our team but he is on another level and is one of the best in the world.“I personally cannot see him leaving, but you never know in football. Like Chelsea fans, we are afraid that he might leave.“ I still believe that he will stay and we really want him to stay.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Calls made for national unity at Emancipation Day celebration in Region 2

first_imgBy: Indrawattie NatramCalls were made for national unity at the Region Two Emancipation Celebrations held at the Anna Regina Car Park on Sunday evening.Hundreds gathered to witness the 178th Anniversary of African Emancipation from slavery. Delivering the feature address during a cultural programme organised by ACEDA (African Cultural Education Development Association) was former University of Guyana Vice Registrar and current Advisor to the Minister of Education, Vincent Alexander.Speaking at the ACEDA organised programme, Alexander used the opportunity to define the term emancipation, noting that it is a fact or process where one is set free from legal, social or political restriction. During the definition he stressed that there needs to be a collective emancipation where persons work together in Unity for a better Guyana. Alexander said that emancipation is a constant struggle and it can only be achieved through continuous unison. At that point he explained that Damon was the first to fight for Emancipation for Essequibians by starting a revolution.He further noted that Guyana as a country is going through the liberation process and called on all Guyanese to paddle together towards the development process.“Freedom can only be realised in wealth not in poverty, as such we need to work together and hold hands, we can do this as a nation” Alexander pointed out.Representing the Region Two Administration was Regional Vice Chairman Showkat Ali who said that the Regional Democratic Council fully supports ACEDA and it’s programme. Ali said that Africans did a lot for Guyana and their efforts should always be recognised.He used the opportunity to extend Emancipation greetings to all Guyanese and also trumpted the call for unity.The programme commenced after a candle light march from the Damon Monument at La Belle Alliance to Anna Regina with singing of African cultural songs and drumming.At midnight the libation ceremony was conducted, accompanied by loud lively African drumming. The ACEDA was formed in 2001 with the aim of promoting culture and education.Thus far the group has sponsored 26 young people to pursue career courses at the Essequibo Technical Institute. Children are also being taught craft, trade and pottery by the group.last_img read more