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Pennsylvania to Honor Victims of Sri Lanka Easter Bombings at State Capitol

first_imgPennsylvania to Honor Victims of Sri Lanka Easter Bombings at State Capitol April 22, 2019 Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – In honor of the victims of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman announced victims will be honored at the State Capitol where the Main Capitol Building will be lighted orange and green tonight.Gov. Wolf also ordered the Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attacks.“Frances and I are horrified by the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on such a holy day for Christians around the world,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Our thoughts are with the victims and their families today. In the last few months, we have seen far too many attacks targeting communities of faith. Instead of allowing fear to divide us further, we need to come together to support those grieving and stand in solidarity with all those facing persecution. We must stand united against hatred and protect the rights of all people to express their beliefs and peacefully assemble.”“Gisele and I share the horror expressed by the Governor and First Lady,” said Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. “Our hearts are so heavy for the communities stunned by these horrific attacks. We must come together as people of one world and reject the hate and terror that targets any group.”“As with New Zealand, Squirrel Hill, and all other attacks on our communities, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs deplores this senseless violence against our Sri Lankan and South Asian Christian communities,” Executive Director Mohan Seshadri said. “We all deserve the right to live, work, and come together as a community without fear and without assault; for the target to once again be people joining each other in worship — in a celebration of life, no less — makes yesterday’s events all the more tragic. We reject any attempts to let this hate divide us or to let fear rule us and dictate our responses to these tragedies.”The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered until sunset on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. The United States flag should remain at full-staff.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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IAAF ranks Bolt’s record-breaking performances as number one of all time

first_imgIt Tuesday May 2 and we are looking at some of the top stories across your Caribbean American community. Welcome… I’m……and you’re watching CNW90. Today’s news is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who wants to remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION.Nominations are now being accepted for the positions of Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member and Advisory Board Member Alternate for the Southern USA. The office is voluntary and duration of term of office for each position is two years.  Nominations closes on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Persons applying for the position are expected to meet specific criteria, and be committed to bear certain roles and responsibilities during the two-year duration.Jamaica’s first lady, Juliet Holness, made an impassioned plea for the eradication of child sexual abuse at last Saturday’s Protect the Children Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel  in Fort Lauderdale. The wife of Jamaica’s prime minister Andrew Holness, was keynote speaker at the event. Citing statistics from the United Nations and UNICEF which showed millions of children throughout the world living in poverty and being sexually exploited, Holness noted that, “Child sexual abuse, like poverty, sickness and death, knows no boundaries, but must be stopped.”Angry residents of North Oropouche, near Sangre Grande in Trinidad staged a fiery protest, against the poor state of the road network leading into the village. The residents blocked five roads with burning tyres on Monday morning. The demonstrators were not satisfied with the response by authorities to repair an eight-mile stretch in North Oropouche.And in sports Jamaica’s former world and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown recently made her seasonal 100 meter debut, with a 11.06 second clocking to beat Trinidad’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste who clocked 11.15, at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Florida.Here’s what’s trending The record-breaking performances of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt in the 100-meter and 200-meter events at the 2009 staging of the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany are ranked number one of all time by the governing body of track and field.For Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with isolated showers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 86 and a low of 73. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

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Kings, NBA launch joint investigation into Luke Walton sexual assault allegation

first_imgThe Sacramento Kings and the NBA have launched a joint investigation into sexual assault allegations made against coach Luke Walton.Just a few days after the allegations were reported, Sacramento and the league released a statement Thursday announcing they have started an investigation to find out the truth behind the claims made by a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA, Kelli Tennant.  “Luke Walton retained me to defend him against these baseless allegations,” Walton’s attorney, Mark Baute, wrote in a statement released to the media. “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom.”Baute issued another statement Wednesday afternoon (via the Los Angeles Times) denying Tennant’s claims during the news conference that he described as an attempt “to create a public circus.”“We will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime,” Baute said.Statement from Luke Walton’s attorney Mark Baute. He again denies Kelli Tennant’s claims and says “we will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime.” pic.twitter.com/2ys11tKzVW— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 24, 2019 The NBA will follow the lead of Elizabeth Maringer, who is one of the league’s top attorneys and previously served 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Walton was hired by the Kings on April 15 after parting ways with the Lakers. The Athletic reported earlier this week that Sacramento will wait to find out all of the facts before making a decision on Walton’s future. The Kings also told The Athletic that they were not aware of the accusations until TMZ reported the news.Tennant filed a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier this week, claiming Walton made unwanted advances toward her in a Santa Monica, California, hotel room in 2014. In the lawsuit, Tennant alleges she met with Walton to drop off her copy of a book and then he invited her up to his room, where he pinned her to the bed and forcibly kissed and groped her, according to ESPN.She also claims he “forced an aggressive hug” and made comments about her outfit at a charity event in 2017. “The Kings and the NBA take these allegations very seriously and will collaborate to conduct a complete and thorough investigation,” the statement released Thursday read.Kings and NBA Announce Joint Investigation » https://t.co/F6CCg3u5y4 pic.twitter.com/VCHOmxOSb4— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) April 25, 2019The Kings hired lawyers Sue Ann Van Dermyden and Jennifer Doughty to lead the team’s investigation. Van Dermyden is the founding partner of the Sacramento law firm, Van Dermyden Maddux, and has decades of experience conducting investigations. Doughty works with Van Dermyden and is a veteran investigator.  Related News Kings coach Luke Walton sued for alleged sexual assault, report sayslast_img read more

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Argonia-Attica beats Pike Valley 56-32 to advance to playoff semifinals

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Argonia-Attica football team’s dream season continued with a 56-32 Class 1A 8-man division 1 second-round victory over Pike Valley in Scandia, west of Belleville and 214 miles of Argonia.The Titans will now host Axtell Friday or Saturday in the state semifinals. More specifics of that game will be featured this week. Axtell knocked off the No. 1 team in the state Chetopa – 42-34.A&A continued to score points in bushels. Its high voltage offense has scored more than 50 points in nine consecutive games. Saturday afternoon was no different. For awhile Pike Valley, which came into this game 5-5 having surprised Chase County in the first round 58-34, was matching A&A tit for tat. At the end of the first quarter, A&A led 16-14.Pike Valley would score on a 5-yard pass to start the second quarter to take a 20-16 lead. Then Alec McDaniels would connect with Andrew Mates on a 71-yard touchdown pass to give A&A a permanent lead. After Devon Newberry scored on a 5 yard touchdown run, the Titans were on their way leading 32-20 at the half.Argonia-Attica added a touchdown to start the second half on the Mages 19-yard run. Pike Valley responded with two scores to pull within eight 40-32. But the Titans sealed the game with two touchdown runs in the fourth for the win.McDaniels continued to be rack up incredible yardage. He rushed for 180 yards and was 4 of 9 for 83 yards passing. Newberry followed with 152 yard rushing on 19 carries.The updated Class 8-man Div. II bracket can be found here.Argonia-Attica 56, Pike Valley 32 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments PV — Carlgren 2 run (run failed)AR — Newberry 21 run (McDaniel run)PV — Peters 18 run ( Field pass from Hammer)AR — McDaniels 49 run (Harsh pass from McDaniels)PV — Strickler 5 pass from Hammer (run failed)AR — Mages 71 pass from McDaniel (Wells from McDaniel)AR — Newberry 5 run (Wells from McDaniel)AR — Mages 19 run (Newberry run)PV — Field 13 pass from Hammer (run failed)PV — Field 3 run (run failed)AR — McDaniel 5 run (Harsh from McDaniel)AR — Wells 2 run (McDaniel run)Individual statisticsRushing — Argonia-Attica: McDaniel 31-180, Newberry 19-152. Pike Valley: Carlgren 15-64, Peters 13-53, Field 13-48.Passing — Argonia-Attica: McDaniel 4-9-83. Pike Valley: Hammer 8-9-89, Field 1-4-6.Receiving — Argonia-Attica: Harsh 2-6, Mages 1-71, Wells 2-6. Pike Valley: Larson 4-54, Field 3-29, Strickler 1-5, Peters 1-6.Follow us on Twitter. Pike Valley14666—32 Argonia-Attica1616816—56last_img read more

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