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

Dingle local shot to death

first_imgILOILO City – He was inside his housegetting ready to sleep when he got shot. Two armed men barged into Mergencio’shouse and fired at the latter using a still undetermined caliber gun, policesaid. The 63-year-old carpenter DonatoMergencio of Barangay Camambugan, Dingle, Iloilo died, a police report showed. The victim sustained three gunshotwounds on the head. He died on the spot. The shooting happened around 11:30p.m. on Jan. 12 at Mergencio’s residence, the report added. Officers from the Dingle policestation were still identifying the suspects, who fled onboard amotorcycle.  They have yet to establish the motivein the incident as of this writing./PNlast_img

Fundamentally, why couldn’t Matt Kemp ever get it right?

first_imgThe fundamental flaw in the Dodgers’ dastardly dispersal of Matt Kemp is kinda obvious ‑ how do you simply give him, and a $32 million check, to a division rival that you have to compete against 19 times a year, including on opening day?Most Dodgers fans who aren’t already overwrought by the overwroughtness of this whole thing know there’s a second part to that question: How many of those 19 games will Kemp actually be healthy enough to play in?And the fundamental reason for that reality can’t be overlooked: Kemp never has, and likely never will, understood the fundamentals of the game.Six years after he became the Dodgers’ regular center fielder, he’d continue to misjudge fly balls as if they were Frisbees thrown at him from home plate. Eight years after his big-league call-up, he’d still get picked off first base for no apparent reason other than he was leaning the wrong way.From this day forward, it’s a guarantee that he’ll forget that the simple duty he has at the plate with a runner on third and less than two out is not to over-swing on the first pitch and pop out to the third baseman.Kemp’s gifted athletic ability could often erase some of those mistakes ‑ and when that happened, it was MVP-quality work on his resume. But only for short windows at a time.That gift has been eroded by years of major injuries, some of them caused by his fundamental lack of fundamentals.You remember what put him on the shelf at the midway point of the 2013 season and took him nearly a full year to recover from, right? It was that injury in Washington that was described in an Associated Press account that usually refrains from such editorializing: “Kemp hurt his left ankle sliding into home plate on a force play, a needless injury that came from lack of hustle.” Simply, it was a lack of knowing what he was supposed to do ‑ stand up or slide? He pulled a Pedro Guerrero and tried both.Even as Kemp finally reached the age of 30 last season, it’s not as if he was as reckless on the bases or in the field as Yasiel Puig, but instincts that should have been instilled years ago never kicked in. The learning curve never came around the bend.Kemp, instead, would break and instead of bend.It was the kind of stuff that drove former coach Larry Bowa to eat his cap after trying to break Kemp in with some tough love. Bowa came to figure out that he didn’t have the soft touch that Dodgers management wanted in handling the touch-n-go Kemp, so Bowa wasn’t included on Don Mattingly’s new coaching staff when he took over in 2011.What never changed was Bowa’s assessment of Kemp: “He’s a five-tool player, but he’d bring you five tools on Monday and sometimes one tool on Tuesday. … He’s not a bad kid. It just looked like he had other things on his mind.“I was trying to get him to see what he was doing or not doing. Some people call it ‘old school.’ I just call it playing baseball the right way.”Right or wrong, the Hollywood lights also had Kemp blinded and blindsided. L.A. brought him fame and attention like no other Dodger perhaps since Steve Garvey ‑ cover shots on Sports Illustrated, ESPN magazine or Forbes, along with GQ spreads that made it fashionable to adore him across many demographics. Then there was that whole Rihanna situation that led fans to believe she had become Kemp’s Kryptonite, and perpetuated his undeserved superhero status.Look at it this way: If Magic Johnson had any kind of clout as a Dodgers part owner, why wouldn’t he, of all people, stopped talking about how the Lakers should lose the rest of their games and focused on telling these new Dodger matrix maniacs that losing Kemp would be a huge PR blunder, because here was that rare home-grown star who kept smiling in front of the cameras and hitting home runs to right-center field like no one else in the lineup?Perhaps in a time when sports business supersedes fan loyalty, and pitching and defense are what win games instead of solo homers, someone must have showed Magic a recent FanGraphs chart where Kemp was No. 1 on the list ‑ of the MLB’s worst fielding outfielders from 2013-14, with a UZR/150 number of minus-29. That’s not the chemistry equation they use at the Rawlings factory to dip gold gloves.Know what’ll be poetic? On Opening Day ’15 at Dodger Stadium, the Padres’ new No. 3 hitter Kemp reaches first base on some kind of fielder’s choice, jammed by a Clayton Kershaw fastball inside, somehow able to beat the throw on a double play when Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins take an extra second too long.Before the next batter gets comfortable in the box, Kershaw sidearms the ball over to Adrian Gonzalez and picks Kemp off first.Inning over. Doubts ended.And can we stop with the comparisons of this mirroring that dark time in Dodgers history when non-baseball business men in the post-O’Malley era banished 28-year-old five-time All-Star Mike Piazza and his contract whining to Miami in the middle of the 1998 season for some puka shells and a regional TV deal?This one actually matches up quite nicely to the winter of 2010, when Toronto brilliantly sent 31-year-old All-Star Vernon Wells to the Angels. It’s just that the Angels gave up two in return with some value ‑ Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera.Then they took over Wells’ contract that called for some $50 million paid out over the two seasons that he didn’t do much of anything in Anaheim. They finally got the Yankees to take him off their hands, along with a $28 million payment in 2013.All’s well that didn’t end well for Wells in that scenario. Kemp’s red-flagged, high-risk shelf life should be four years, tops, as a potential Dodger tormentor.Even then, it’s not like it’s going to end with him trying to decide if he’ll have his L.A. cap or S.D. cap on his Hall of Fame plaque, right?More questions to be answered on the blog at Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Evander Kane says fighting Ryan Reaves is like trading blows with the ‘Muffin Man’

first_img“He looked pretty short to me when he hit the ice there,” Kane said. “He wasn’t much more than a foot tall.”The Golden Knights won the game 6-3 and lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 set for Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Evander Kane and Ryan Reaves finally fight after chirping all night— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) April 15, 2019The fight, which came with two minutes left in the third period of Game 3, was the culmination of plenty of chirping between the pair and featured some serious haymakers from both players.And, while Reaves appeared to make solid contact several times, Kane didn’t seem to have a mark and kept talking the second he stood up.”For a guy who plays 3 1/2 minutes a night, he sure does a lot of talking,” Kane said. “I think he thinks it’s the WWE. He’s probably going to end up there pretty soon with the way his game looks.”Another year left in his deal, I’m pretty sure Vince McMahon will be giving him a call pretty soon.”Evander Kane’s full comments on Ryan Reaves fight, some highlights:”He thinks it’s the WWE. Probably going to end up there pretty soon.””Nobody thinks of Ryan Reaves as a hockey player.””To chirp Jumbo’s vision. The guy has over 1,000 assists. That doesn’t seem too bright.”— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) April 16, 2019Kane’s comments came after the fight and after a pre-game in which Reaves called out the forward for not wanting to take him on when the Golden Knights winger was on the ice.“Kane gets 10 feet tall when I’m not on the ice, and when I’m out there, he doesn’t seem to do much,” Reaves said Sunday before Game 3. “That’s how he’s been every time I’ve played him in my career. I don’t expect it to stop.”The Sharks forward clearly heard those quotes and returned to them after Game 4. “For the so-called toughest guy in the league, I don’t know if he landed a punch,” Kane told reporters, via Fear the Fin. “At times, I thought I was fighting the Muffin Man.”Didn’t expect that, I expected more of a battle.” Related News NHL playoffs 2019: Lightning’s Victor Hedman out for Game 4; Alex Killorn a game-time decisioncenter_img NHL playoffs 2019: Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after Alex Ovechkin fight Evander Kane and Ryan Reaves dropped the gloves during Game 3 in Las Vegas and the Sharks forward was not impressed.Even though Reaves wound up on top at the end of the battle, Kane compared the Golden Knights’ winger to a character from a nursery rhyme.last_img read more