Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

first_imgGov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The United States flag has also been ordered to half-staff on this day in remembrance of the Americans who died during the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.last_img

DAPD to host national consultation on Monday

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews DAPD to host national consultation on Monday by: – April 28, 2012 Share Participants during the National Educational Campaign held in Roseau on March 14th, 2012.The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD Inc.) in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs will on Monday host a national consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This national consultation is part of the organization’s public education drive to inform citizens of the importance of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to urge the Dominica government to ratify that convention.A press release from the organization indicates that the objectives of the national educational campaign which began in September of 2011 were to; • To enable persons with disabilities to understand the various articles and other components of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Optional Protocol.• To sensitize the general public on the need to promote and protect the human rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, as provided for in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.• To solicit support from the Dominican citizenry for government’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The organization has invited persons with disabilities, agencies working with persons with disabilities, civil society organizations, faith based organizations, the private and public sector and political parties to the consultation which is scheduled to commence from 9am at the Public Service Union Centre on Valley Road.The DAPD intends to me with the Cabinet to formally request that the Convention be ratified.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Kearns makes one change for Offaly game

first_imgKevin Fahey of Clonmel Commercials replaces the injured Colm O’Shaughnessy at corner-back.This is Tipp’s fourth match in Division 3 – so far the Premier County have recorded a win and two draws.The match-day panel is as follows:  1.        Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2.        Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials3.        Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers4.        Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow5.        Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule6.        Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers7.        Shane Leahy – Arravale Rovers8.        Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers9.        Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers10.        Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle 11.        Peter Acheson – (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers12.        Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty13.        Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen14.        Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15.        Niall O’Donovan – Arravale RoversSubs:16.        Ciarán Kendrick – Moyle Rovers17.        Philip Austin – Borrisokane18.        Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials19.        Billy Hewitt – Ardfinnan20.        John O’Callaghan – Ballyporeen21.        Liam Casey – Cahir22.        David Butler – Drom & Inch23.        Donagh Leahy – Arravale Rovers24.        Mark Hanley – Aherlow25.        Donal Lynch – Clonmel Commercials26.        Ian Fahey – Clonmel CommercialsThrow-in at Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town, is at 12.30pm.  Tipp FM will have regular updates on the progress of the match.last_img read more

LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin raves about Steph Curry

first_imgThere may be no love lost between these rival teams, but there is respect. Curry gets that from Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who is having a fine campaign in his own right.“You just have to constantly be aware and always know where he’s at and know your scheme for each situation,” Griffin said. “He’s playing at an unbelievable rate, just an unbelievable mindset right now. You’ve just got to try to make it tough on him.”Griffin is averaging a career-high 26.6 points and is shooting 55.8 percent from the field, his best in five-plus campaigns.What amazes Clippers coach Doc Rivers is the way Curry shoots. He’s not just coming off screens.“He’s not only just catch and shoot, it’s off the dribble and shoot. … I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like it,” he said. Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors entered this season never having shot better than 49 percent from the field. His top percentage from 3-point range was a fine 45.5 percent. Both numbers came in the same 2011-12 season, in which he played only 23 games.His highest scoring average was 24.0 in 2013-14.Last season, when he won the MVP award and led the Warriors to the NBA title, Curry shot 48.7 percent, 44.3 from long-distance. He averaged 23.8 points.Curry entered Thursday’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center averaging a league-high 33.7 points. He was shooting 52.1 percent from the field, 45.6 (62 of 135) from beyond the arc. 3-point woesIt was pointed out to Clippers guard Austin Rivers at the morning shootaround that the Clippers were sitting 25th among 30 NBA teams in 3-point shooting percentage. But Rivers correctly responded that it’s not as bad as it might seem.“I think we got off to a slow start, so that’s probably why our percentage is down. I think as of lately we’ve been shooting a little bit better. It’s only like one small aspect of the whole game, so we’re not really even focused on it. It’s just, if we’re shooting well from 3, we’re shooting well. If we’re not, we’re not. At the end of the day, we just care if we win or not. We could be 28th in the league in 3s and if we have one of the best records in the league, we (couldn’t) care less. We’re just trying to win games.”The Clippers entered the game shooting 31.1 percent. It was worse. After shooting 26.3 percent from long distance in a 94-92 win over Memphis on Nov. 9, the Clippers shot 44.4 percent, 34.6 and 36.8 at Dallas, at Phoenix and against Detroit, respectively. The Clippers lost two of the three. Rivers on McHale firingThe firing of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale on Wednesday after a 4-7 start seems to have been a stunner. All McHale did this past season was lead the Rockets to the Western Conference finals, a place the team had not been since the 1996-97 season.In getting that far, McHale led his team back from a 3-1 deficit to the Clippers in the conference semifinals, to advance.Count Doc Rivers among those left shaking his head.“Yeah, very,” he said, when asked if he was astonished by the news. “I think it’s surprising for everyone. They only made it to the Western (Conference) finals last year. But that’s our league. And I think I’ve given this speech now my last 11 years a lot – nothing surprises me anymore.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more