first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 24, 2018 Governor Wolf Renews Call-to-Action to Support Victims of Crime and Abusecenter_img It’s On Us PA,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Following the return of the legislature, Governor Tom Wolf today renewed his call-to-action for the General Assembly to prioritize and deliver to his desk various outstanding and stalled legislative reforms to empower, protect, and support victims of crime, abuse, and harassment.“The time is right to take action and to pass these critical reforms,” said Governor Wolf. “We can right this wrong by eliminating the statute of limitations for the future, strengthening systems for the abused, and providing victims with the window for real justice in our legal system.”During the current legislative session, Governor Wolf has publicly supported and urged passage of dozens of bills to protect, empower and support victims and reduce crime.These proposals include:Child Sexual Abuse: Governor Wolf has urged action on the four recommendations of the statewide grand jury into clergy sexual abuse that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse and allow for survivors of child sexual abuse to file civil claims against their abusers and the institutions that enabled them.Domestic Violence: Since 2017, Governor Wolf has pushed for a package of bipartisan Senate bills to combat domestic violence and protect survivors. Only one bill has reached his desk.Sexual Assault: Governor Wolf unveiled a bipartisan “It’s On Us” legislative package in September 2017. These bills would focus on empowering and protecting victims of sexual assault, especially on college and high school campuses.Gun Violence: Governor Wolf has supported many bills to reduce violence and protect individuals from becoming victims of gun crimes, including taking guns more swiftly from domestic abusers and creating a new red-flag emergency order to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.Sexual Harassment: Governor Wolf and legislative Democrats introduced nearly two dozen bills to combat sexual harassment and improve treatment of victims. None of them received a vote with House Republicans who opted instead to further study the issue.Hate Crimes and Discrimination: Members of the LGBTQ community in Pennsylvania lack protections from discrimination and hate crimes, which means victims have inadequate recourse in the face of violence and discrimination. Governor Wolf has supported these changes since taking office.Human Trafficking: Governor Wolf supports Senator Greenleaf’s SB 554, Safe Harbor legislation to protect the child victims of human trafficking from being prosecuted for crimes they were forced to commit. The bill awaits action in the House.Hazing: Governor Wolf has long-supported the Pennsylvania Timothy J. Piazza Law to give law enforcement the tools they need to hold people accountable and we must ensure schools have proper safeguards to protect students and curb these practices. The bill awaits action in the House.“Pennsylvania has already shown that it is at the forefront of the states willing to take these issues seriously. Now is the time for Pennsylvania to take real actions,” Governor Wolf said.This evening Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will join with Attorney General Josh Shapiro and victims at the Capitol Building to rally in support of the grand jury recommendations and to call on the General Assembly to advance several outstanding bills that support victims of crime and abuse.last_img read more

first_imgPark Hill Village at Murarrie.LARGE terrace homes in one of the most elevated positions in Brisbane are proving popular with families and downsizers at Murarrie, with stage one a sellout and stage two launching to market.Stage one of construction on Park Hill Village’s 34 terrace homes is well under way, and developer Juxgold is set to start work on stage two within three months.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Stunning city view.Park Hill Village marketing manager Maurie Infanti said the large, temptingly priced terrace homes had turned heads for all the right reasons. “I think one of the reasons we have had such strong sales is that the developer built two full-size display terrace homes on site, so buyers could touch and feel exactly what they were getting for their money,” Mr Infanti said.“Until people are here, I don’t think they understand the panoramic city views Murarrie lays claim to.“It is one of the most elevated positions in Brisbane.”Stage two has 26 three and four-bedroom terrace homes for sale from $599,000.Mr Infanti said the sales at Park Hill Village were being driven by families and downsizers.Park Hill Village is at 19 Governor Tce, Murarrie.last_img read more

first_imgMichael and Ann-Louise are takingtheir home to auction on June 2. Picture: AAP Image/Steve PohlnerAnn-Louise and Michael Coulson bought their property at 81 Tooth Ave, Paddington, a year ago before transforming it into the modern home it is today.“The first time we walked into the house we saw its immense potential,’’ Mrs Coulson said.“Upstairs the floorplan had been converted into a dance studio, while downstairs a seventies reno had seen the creation of a rabbit warren. “However, both floors looked out to the most amazing views and many period features remained, so we knew there was a gorgeous Queenslander in a great location just waiting to be brought into the 21st century. 81 Tooth Ave, PaddingtonMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoMrs Coulson said they felt it was important to modernise the home while retaining its character features.They renovated and extended the home and added a swimming pool, which proved to be a bit of an engineering feat. The pool sits 7 m above the ground level.Mrs Coulson said her favourite part of the home would have to be the two large decks.“We love the upstairs deck for its tranquillity and views, while the lower is the party deck – flowing straight out into the pool area with its own amazing views and outdoor kitchen.”The two-level home has five bedrooms and is on a 503sq m block. The back of the home with the raised pool.It has open plan living areas and indoor and outdoor entertainment areas.The kitchen has 2 pac cabinetry, Caesarstone benches, Smeg appliances including a 900mm gas cooktop, oven and a 50L Speed combination oven.There is also a breakfast bar.It is being marketed through Judi O’Dea and Michael Kleimeyer of SPACE Property Agents and will be auctioned today at 10am.last_img read more

first_imgOffshore Energy Today Staff In a statement on Wednesday, the joint liquidators said discussions were at an advanced stage with one party on the disposal of the shares Xcite Energy Limited holds in Xcite Energy Resources (XER).The liquidators said they were continuing talks with all requisite stakeholders to achieve completion prior to June 30, 2017.Furthermore, the liquidators reiterated that “unfortunately the transaction will not result in a return of any value to shareholders.”In order for XEL’s shareholders to receive a distribution from the company, realizations from its assets and the proceeds of any claims must exceed $152 million, which apparently is not the case with the offer liquidators are dealing with.The liquidator previously said 26 potentially interested parties had been contacted during the sales process but only four made concrete offers, none of which would have made any return to shareholders.While names of the companies were not disclosed, the liquidators have said that the potential buyer list included companies with large development capabilities, tax paying sector companies, large and small “Independents” as well as private equity backed sector companies. Xcite Energy’s Bentley field in the UK North Sea could have a new owner by the end of June.This is according to FTI Consulting which has been appointed liquidator of the company after Xcite failed to raise funds for debt payment.The company, the operator of the undeveloped Bentley field in the UK North Sea, failed to pay $152 million in debt when bonds issued in 2014 matured on October 31, 2016.On November 1, 2016, the Bond Trustee made demand on Xcite to repay the debt in full. Xcite then confirmed that it could not repay the debt claimed in the demand.The creditors then applied to court to place Xcite into liquidation, and the court on December 5 appointed joint liquidators of the company.Xcite’s material assets are the licenses its subsidiary XER holds in four blocks in the UK North Sea, the most significant of which is the Bentley field license.The Bentley field is one of the largest undeveloped fields in the North Sea, containing some 550 MMstb in-place of 10°-12° API heavy oil.Xcite Energy holds and operates 100% of the Bentley field located on the East Shetland Platform in the UK Northern North Sea, 8 km southeast of the Statoil’s Bressay field, and 15 km east of the Enquest’s Kraken field.The XER assets have been put up for sale prior to the court action, but the process has since December been monitored by liquidators, who are working to seal the deal as soon as possible due to Xcites cash constraints.If the available cash is exhausted XER will cease to operate and the licenses will likely be revoked resulting in little or no value being available to XEL’s stakeholders, the liquidators said in one of the recent announcements.Closure expected on by June 30last_img read more

first_imgRemember the lyrics by late Bob Marley, “when the cat is away, the mice will play? The covid-19 pandemic has forced the closure of all sports arena with some converted into isolation centres or store for medical supplies to fight the pandemic. If football action were to still be on certainly Newcastle who have their ground at st James Park will be in action slugging it out with one premier league club or the other, but alas everyone is in lockdown. A couple were caught engaging in sexual activity at the St James’s Park, just metres away from Birdcage Walk, as shocked onlookers walked past on at the weekend. couple caught having sex at St James Park at the weekend However despite their actions, the oblivious pair, who were eventually spotted by two police officers on horseback, were able to escape with a verbal warning about the government’s social distancing guidelines, The Sun reported. The anonymous cyclist who filmed the incident told the paper: ‘The Queen would have been outraged — they were at it like rabbits in the shadow of Buckingham Palace.’Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The cyclist went on to describe how the pair, who appeared not to care about their actions, displayed frisky behaviour for around 15 minutes before having sex in public. After several minutes and a complaint from a passer-by, the anonymous onlooker said that the frisky couple were eventually spoken to by two officers on horseback. Read Also Antonio Cassano: Sex before match my biggest ginger! However much to the cyclist’s surprise, the pair were simply reminded about the government’s social distancing measures and told to return home by the officers. It was like a case of ‘go and sin no more’ The cyclist added: ‘I was surprised nothing was done during lockdown because they were clearly very close to the pavement.’ Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingMost Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19These TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddonlast_img read more

first_imgThe need maintain social distancing may force many to embrase cycling as mode of transportation at least for a while. Thousands of Britons have taken up cycling amid the coronavirus pandemic, with many now planning on riding their bikes to work when they eventually return to the office. According to Victoria Joyce, a former triathlete and clinical tutor in sport physiotherapy and rehabilitation at Liverpool Hope University, having the saddle in the wrong position by just two millimetres is all it takes to sustain an injury. “Cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit. It’s particularly great for those with arthritis, as it reduces the amount of load through particular joints compared with running and walking activities. You’re off-loading the joints and getting them moving in a nice controlled manner. Furthermore, it’s great for your mind because you’re spending time outdoors” she told FEMAIL. Here are some of the things that you must look out for according to the former triathlete. Get the seat height right: The most important thing in terms of injury prevention on a bike is the set-up – and this starts with getting the saddle height correct, whether it’s an old bike or a brand new one. Supportive footwear: Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Cycling to work may be the in thing to achieve social distance to work If you’re experiencing pain, numbness or tingling in your toes, if could be as a result of putting too much pressure on the metatarsalgia – a neurological pathway under your foot. ‘It might be caused by uncomfortable trainers, foot position, or your seat being at the incorrect height,’ Invest in cycle shorts: Because of the position you’re in when you’re cycling, you can get some perineal irritation, and that goes for both genders. Cycle shorts will help, anti-chafing lubrications can have you feeling more comfortable. Get the handlebars in the right position Read AlsoOlympic Cycling legend and wife dump 16-year old marriage Don’t go and buy a downhill mountain bike if you’re only commuting to and from work. It’s not going to be ergogenic and efficient. For a standard cyclist, the bars should be about level with the seat.last_img read more

first_img The deal for the franchise is understood to have cost 100million US dollars (£66million) while another considerable sum will be earmarked for the construction of a new stadium. The venture will give City the chance to grow their brand in the US, increase revenue streams and potentially provide a source of new players. Chief executive Ferran Soriano, speaking at the announcement of the deal in New York, said: “A lot of top football clubs in the last years have been to the US in a way that they come, play and leave. “We want to be in New York, we want to be in the US as a permanent presence. We are very excited, this creates history and we are excited to start working on it. “New York City will have an identity of its own, we will create a whole new organisation.” The link-up with the Yankees will bring the considerable clout and marketing expertise of baseball’s most famous club. The Yankees previously had a short-lived commercial agreement with Manchester United but this has much more substance. Yankees president Randy Levine said: “Obviously our brand is very well known – it’s about winning, winning championships and we are here to lend our support to make sure that it happens.” Manchester City believe they are in a perfect position to crack America after announcing they are to set up a new club in New York. City, in partnership with baseball giants the New York Yankees, have acquired the rights to a new Major League Soccer expansion franchise. The new club, which will be known as New York City FC and could play in City’s traditional sky blue, will enter the competition in the United States in 2015. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Pellegrini: “It is a tough match. I think they are a very good team. They have good players and play very good football. “If we want to continue winning at home we need to play a very good game.” City are eighth in the table but are only six points behind leaders Arsenal in what has so far proved a tight competition. Pellegrini said: “I think it is a special Premier League this year. There are six or seven teams within four or five points. “We will see what happens in the future. Finally, the team that plays the better football is the team that wins the league. “We will see which of the six or seven teams will continue from now until the end of the season.” City boss Pellegrini dropped the club’s long-established number one earlier this month after a period of inconsistent form in which he made a series of high-profile errors. Despite that, Hart retained the faith of England manager Roy Hodgson and made a number of good saves in Tuesday’s friendly loss to Germany at Wembley. Manuel Pellegrini was impressed by Joe Hart’s performance for England in midweek – but will not say when he might recall the goalkeeper to his Manchester City side. Press Association Pellegrini told BT Sport: “I think Joe played as we know he can play. It was a very good performance. “I am happy for him and I think it will be useful for him also.” Hart’s display has led to suggestions he could return for City’s home Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham on Sunday. Pellegrini, however, would give no indication whether the 26-year-old might feature or remain on the bench. Long-serving deputy Costel Pantilimon has been preferred for the past two Premier League games and played four in succession in all competitions. Pellegrini said: “We will see what happens in the future. This is for all the players, for us it is game by game. We will see what happens.” Pellegrini’s chief concern is making sure City get back to winning ways after defeat at Sunderland a fortnight ago. With all four of their losses this season having come away, City are keen to protect their 100 per cent record at the Etihad Stadium but Spurs will pose a stern threat. last_img read more

first_img…Ashwin claims 26th five-wicket haulCOLOMBO, (Reuters) – The ignominy of the follow-on revived Sri Lanka’s stomach for a fight on Saturday and the beleaguered hosts reached 209 for two in their second knock after a meek first-innings surrender in the second Test against India.Kusal Mendis smashed a belligerent 110 and Dimuth Karunaratne complimented with an unbeaten 92 following Sri Lanka’s first innings capitulation for 183 on day three of the contest.After losing eight wickets in the extended morning session, Sri Lanka returned after lunch a transformed side, as Mendis and Karunaratne raised 191 runs following Upul Tharanga’s departure for two.On a fast-crumbling track, Mendis deftly negotiated the Indian spinners, hitting 17 boundaries in his sparkling knock before falling to Hardik Pandya.Karunaratne’s unbeaten knock included 12 hits to the fence. Nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara was batting on two with Sri Lanka still trailing by 230 runs.Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin (5-69) claimed his 26th five-wicket haul as he and spin partner Ravindra Jadeja (2-84) tormented Sri Lanka on a deteriorating pitch that allowed for prodigious spin, with the ball often kicking up puffs of dust.India captain Virat Kohli, who led his team to a crushing 304-run win in the first of the three tests, was rewarded for his superb field placement when compulsive sweeper Dinesh Chandimal sent a Jadeja delivery straight to Pandya at square leg.Kohli dropped Angelo Mathews at gully but ran backwards to take a brilliant catch to send back Mendis for 24.Mathews decided to hit his way out of the trouble and clobbered a couple of sixes off Jadeja but the ploy did not work for long.With a breezy 26 on the board, he flicked at an Ashwin delivery and Cheteshwar Pujara took a spectacular left-handed catch at leg gully.Jadeja dismissed Dhananjaya de Silva for a golden duck and Mohammed Shami came up with a two-wicket over to leave the Sri Lankan innings in tatters.Realising the futility of trying to hang around, Niroshan Dickwella threw his bat at everything, hitting seven boundaries and a six in his 51 before attempting an ugly scoop against Shami that deflected the ball onto his stumps.Nuwan Pradeep came out to bat despite a hamstring injury which will rule him out of the remainder of the series and he faced six balls before falling for a duck to end the innings. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Nick Mulvenney and Pritha Sarkar.INDIA 1st innings 622 for 9 decl (C. Pujara 133, A. Rahane 132, R. Jadeja 70no, W. Saha 67, L. Rahul 57, R. Ashwin 54; R. Herath 4-154) Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 50-2)Dimuth Karunaratne c Rahane b R. Ashwin 25Upul Tharanga c Rahul b R. Ashwin 0Kusal Mendis c Kohli b U. Yadav 24Dinesh Chandimal c H. Pandya b Jadeja 10Angelo Mathews c Pujara b R. Ashwin 26Niroshan Dickwella b Shami 51Dhananjaya de Silva b Jadeja 0Dilruwan Perera b R. Ashwin 25Rangana Herath b Shami 2Malinda Pushpakumara not out 15Nuwan Pradeep b R. Ashwin 0Extras (b-4 lb-1) 5Total (all out, 49.4 overs) 183Fall of wickets: 1-0 U. Tharanga,2-33 D. Karunaratne,3-60 D. Chandimal,4-64 K. Mendis,5-117 A. Mathews,6-122 D. de Silva,7-150 N. Dickwella,8-152 R. Herath,9-171 D. Perera,10-183 N. PradeepBowling: M. Shami 6 – 1 – 13 – 2, R. Ashwin 16.4 – 3 – 69 – 5,R. Jadeja 22 – 6 – 84 – 2, U. Yadav 5 – 1 – 12 – 1.SRI LANKA 2nd inningsDimuth Karunaratne not out 92Upul Tharanga b U. Yadav 2Kusal Mendis c Saha b H. Pandya 110Malinda Pushpakumara not out 2Extras (nb-2 w-1) 3Total (for 2 wickets, 60 overs) 209Fall of wickets: 1-7 U. Tharanga,2-198 K. MendisTo bat: A. Mathews, N. Dickwella, D. de Silva, D. Perera, R. Herath, D. Chandimal, N. PradeepBowling:U. Yadav 9 – 2 – 29 – 1,R. Ashwin 24 – 6 – 79 – 0,M. Shami 6 – 2 – 13 – 0,R. Jadeja 16 – 2 – 76 – 0,H. Pandya 5 – 0 – 12 – 1(nb-2 w-1).last_img read more

first_imgUltimately the Giants rallied for three runs against Grant Dayton (1-1) to win the game, 4-1. By then the Dodgers’ six-game homestand was up well past its bedtime.San Francisco strung together three hits and two walks against Dayton, the Dodgers’ sixth pitcher of the night. The rally offered some breathing room when the Dodgers put two runners on base with two outs in the bottom of the 11th against Giants closer Mark Melancon, only to come up empty.The Dodgers have a day off Thursday before they begin a three-game series in San Diego on Friday. The Giants won two of three games in the series. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The starting pitchers, Jeff Samardzija for San Francisco and Julio Urias for the Dodgers, didn’t factor into the decision, but kept the game scoreless for five innings.Urias occasionally cheated death in his five shutout innings. He allowed four hits and walked four batters, including Brandon Belt three times. But Urias didn’t allow a run, lowering his earned-run average to 0.84 in his second start of the season.Samardzija was better. He allowed a single to Andrew Toles to begin the game, then didn’t allow another Dodger to reach base until the sixth inning.The bottom of the sixth began innocently enough, with Yasiel Puig sending a pop fly airborne down the right-field line. Left untouched, the ball might have landed in foul territory. Three Giants converged on the baseball and one of them, second baseman Joe Panik, did touch it.Panik was not fully in foul territory when the ball fell out of his glove. First base umpire Ryan Blakney ruled the ball fair and Puig turned on his jets. He scampered all the way to third base on what was scored an error, sliding in under Panik’s throw.With pitcher Pedro Baez due to bat next, Chris Taylor stepped in to pinch hit. He poked a single into right field, scoring Puig with the game’s first run.The run was unearned. Samardzija allowed no other runs, and only three hits, while walking none and striking out 11 in eight innings.Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling struck out the side in the seventh inning, then allowed a scorching single by Hunter Pence to begin the eighth. With Buster Posey batting, Stripling bounced a curveball in the dirt. The ball bounced past catcher Yasmani Grandal to the backstop. Pence advanced all the way to third base, a mere 90 feet from tying the game.The Dodgers had drawn their infielders in the last time a runner was at third base, in the fifth inning. But Samardzija was batting then, and he ultimately hit an easy ground ball to shortstop Corey Seager. This time, with Posey at the plate, the infielders held their station. By the time Posey’s ground ball to second base reached Chase Utley, there was no use throwing the ball home. Pence had scored and the score was tied, 1-1.Kenley Jansen threw a scoreless ninth inning.With one out in the ninth inning, Toles collected his second hit of the game, a single to right field. Giants manager Bruce Bochy summoned left-handed pitcher Steven Okert to face the left-handed hitting Seager, who promptly grounded into an inning-ending double play.San Francisco loaded the bases against reliever Josh Fields in the 10th inning but did not score.For that, Fields can give partial credit to Giants third base coach Phil Nevin. With one out, Belt was on second base and Pence on first when Posey shot a line drive into center field. Toles, the Dodgers’ center fielder, had momentum toward home plate as he threw. A good throw would have caught Belt, but Toles’ throw was headed up the first-base line as Nevin held up both arms to stop Belt in his tracks.With the bases full, Fields struck out Christian Arroyo and got Eduardo Nuñez to fly out to end the inning.center_img LOS ANGELES >> Vin Scully told a story Wednesday about a young Tommy Lasorda throwing batting practice. Scully, standing in left field, held a microphone. Lasorda was smiling and listening from the suite level of Dodger Stadium. The early birds among the announced crowd of 50,215 were all there to hear it.The 11 innings of baseball that followed Scully’s pregame storytelling session was not a pitchers’ duel in the classic sense. Clocking in at almost four hours long, it still had the makings of a memorable Giants-Dodgers battle for most of the night.last_img read more