Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote in Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 24, 2019 Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote in Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Pennsylvaniacenter_img Voting & Elections,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, today Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians to register to vote.“Voting is a precious right in our democracy and there’s no better way to honor Pennsylvania’s trailblazers than encouraging everyone you know to register to vote,” said Governor Wolf.Pennsylvanians are reminded of the availability of Online Voter Registration as a convenient option to register to vote.On June 24, 1919, the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to provide women the right to vote. As part of the 100th anniversary commemoration, Pennsylvania’s original document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM today.The document and other historical records on loan from the Pennsylvania State Archives will be available for public viewing during a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Legislature’s vote for women’s suffrage.Later today, First Lady Frances Wolf will celebrate by ringing the Justice Bell in Washington Memorial Hall in Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Justice Bell, a replica of the Liberty Bell, was created in 1915 to campaign for women’s suffrage across the nation. The first lady will be joined by Alexandra “Sandy” Tatnall, a descendant of Katherine Wentworth Ruschenberger who commissioned the Justice Bell, and Maria Bomersbach, president of Washington Memorial Heritage Board of Directors and chair of Justice Bell 2020.A logo featuring the Justice Bell was created for organizations to use to mark all efforts to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage. The state also created PA.gov/Women-Vote to serve as the destination for learning more about the state’s women who were integral in the suffrage movement. The site also compiles a list of suffrage events statewide and tells the story of suffrage’s Quaker roots.Women’s suffrage centennial events will take place across Pennsylvania through the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s full ratification in 2020. Participants are encouraged to share photos using the #PAWomensSuffrage100 on social media to mark the occasion.last_img read more

Female agents target glass ceiling

first_imgThe first of four events will be held in Brisbane (AAP Image/Darren England) And, for the first time, men will also take to the microphone.“As an agent, I didn’t see inequality, I saw that you got what you put in,” Ms Storer said.“There are opportunities but we need to have conversations around issues like returning to work after having a baby, flexible working arrangements … building support teams.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“For a long time the real estate industry was dominated by, and run by, men, but selling property can be stressful, emotional, and vendors want a personalised service.“That does not mean taking a more feminine approach but making those heart-to-heart connections.“Sellers want to build trust and rapport. Giving over the keys to your home is like handing over the keys to your sanctuary. They want a personalised service.” Former Brisbane agent turned mentor Sherrie Storer has released early bird tickets to her next event, which celebrates the achievements of women in the real estate sector and discusses the future of women in leadership. Supplied.WOMEN now outnumber men in real estate, but Brisbane industry coach and mentor Sherrie Storer said women remained under-represented in leadership roles. ABS data shows that women account for 55 per cent of employees working in the rental, hiring and real estate services, but Ms Storer said the number of women in principal and leadership positions remained below par.However, this is changing, she said.And male agents were seeking training to adopt a more ‘feminine’ approach with sellers that require more empathy.“Women have tended to be more in property management and support roles but there is a push to change that,” she said.“We are seeing a greater push for that change from the top now, not just the grassroots.”To coincide with International Womens Day today, Ms Storer has announced and released early bird tickets to the third series of her Women in Real Estate Business Breakfast, which will be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and now Adelaide. Auctioneer Thomas McGlynn will be one of the keynote speakers. Picture: Tim Hunter.Early bird tickets are now available for $135, with full priced tickets costing $150. The first event will be held in Brisbane on August 7.For more information or to purchase tickets click here.center_img Leanne Pilkington will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. REA. To continue those conversations, the breakfast series will consider topics ranging from ways to increase female participation in principal and leadership positions, the concept of quotas and how best to support women returning to the workforce after childbirth.Ms Storer said the debate would be opened up to both genders, saying men needed to be involved in the conversation for change to happen.“A third of the attendees at previous events have been men and we want to see everyone, male, female, gay, straight, involved,” she said.“We have a massive line-up of 32 highly-respected speakers across all four events.”Last year, tickets to the event sold out within a matter of days. Now in its third year, Ms Storey is expecting double that number to attend.Among the keynote speakers will be Thomas McGlynn, sales director and chief auctioneer for The Agency, and Leanne Pilkington, managing director of Laing+Simmons. last_img read more

USACE Closes Final Platte River Breach

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed the final breach along the Platte River Ames Diking District Levee System, approximately four miles southeast of North Bend, Nebraska Wednesday.The closed breach was the last remaining on a PL 84-99 levee system along the Platte River from last year’s high water event.This initial breach closure will provide an interim level of flood risk management benefits to the area behind the levee system until full repairs can be completed later this year.The only remaining levee system active in the PL 84-99 Program that has open breaches is the Missouri River L-536 Levee System. The Corps is working a levee repair contract for the L-536 levee system, targeting a contract award in April 2020.“Closing the last breach along the Platte River is a major milestone in repairing the flood risk management infrastructure damaged by last year’s historical flooding. We will continue to work hand-in-hand with our levee sponsors to repair these damaged levee systems to their pre-flood conditions, as we know how important the levee systems are to the local communities and landowners,” said Maj. Aaron Ellinger, USACE Resident Engineer for the Ames Diking – Platte River Levee Repair Project.There are more than 350 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers, and tributaries that experienced significant flood damage since March 2019.Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair efforts will take an extended period of time to complete.last_img read more

Sun unleashes huge solar flare

first_img Share 26 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img BBC NewsThe bright source of the flare can be seen close to the centre of the SunThe Sun has unleashed its strongest flare in four years, observers say.The eruption is a so-called X-flare, the strongest type; such flares can affect communications on Earth.Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation emanating from a sunspot.The British Geological Survey (BGS) has issued a geomagnetic storm warning, and says observers might be able to see aurorae from the northern UK.The monster flare was recorded at 0156 GMT on 15 February and directed at the Earth.Preliminary data from the Stereo-B and Soho spacecraft suggest that the explosion produced a fast but not particularly bright coronal mass ejection (CME) – a burst of charged particles released into space.The unpredictable eruptions on the Sun can interfere with modern technology on Earth, such as electrical power grids, communications systems and satellites.On Wednesday, the BGS released a rarely seen archive of geomagnetic records that provide an insight into “space weather” stretching back to the Victorian era.BGS scientists say that studies of solar storms in the past could inform the prediction of future space weather and help mitigate threats to national infrastructure.Displays of the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) have already been seen further south than usual in Northern Ireland and elsewhere in the UK. And further solar activity is expected over the next few days.Researchers say the Sun has been awakening after a period of several years of low activity. Share News Sun unleashes huge solar flare by: – February 16, 2011last_img read more

Messi can be cloned, says European scientist

first_img Loading… Arcadi Navarro, head of the European Genome-Phenome Archive, believes the Barcelona magician, Lionel Messi, can be recreated with the level of scientific innovation available. That’s why Messi is primed to takeover in 2035 while simultaneously being their top scorer across four competitions. Think about it. Genius on the pitch and genius on the touchline. Imagine thinking he wouldn’t win the quadruple. Mandark to Dexter. Plankton to Mr Krabs. Every great individual needs a nemesis, and who better to fulfil that role than Cristiano Ronaldo? If Messi is getting anywhere near cloning technology, you can bet Ronaldo and his people won’t be far behind. Read Also:Video: Messi’s winning goal against Granada emerges best Barca goal ever The pair have rivalled each other for over ten years in a remarkable show of consistency – now the show must go on. Messi has openly stated his desire to return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys, when his legs don’t work like they used to before. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Messi is a generational talent and arguably the best player to ever step on a football pitch. But whatever you do, don’t search his Wikipedia page. Messi is 32 years old. He turns 33 in June. “Messi could be cloned with current techniques,” he told radio station Cadena SER. “We would achieve a being very similar to Messi, as if two twins had been born and we had frozen one of them for 30 years.” So what would the world look like if Messi was cloned? In their proud 121 year history, Barcelona have never had a player manager in charge.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A Map6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

Man City take fight to UEFA on and off the field

first_imgManchester City may be set to go to war with UEFA, but time is of the essence for the English champions to satisfy their quest to win the Champions League. Manchester City fans have voiced their distrust of UEFA City head to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, knowing failure to beat 13-time winners Real Madrid over two legs could be their final European adventure for two years. UEFA slapped a stunning two-season ban on City earlier this month for overstating sponsorship income between 2012 and 2016 to breach Financial Fair Play rules and failing to cooperate once an investigation was re-opened following the leak of internal emails to German magazine Der Spiegel. City remain belligerent and insist they will beat UEFA off the field. An appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide their fate for the next two years. In the meantime, Pep Guardiola’s men have to finally get it right on the field to satisfy City’s long-wait to conquer Europe. Read Also: UCL: Lampard hopeful Chelsea underdogs can bite Bayern again Moreover, doing so this season would have the added benefit of sticking it to UEFA by capturing their flagship competition. “I can’t believe they’re in the competition now. What would happen if City win this season?” Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports. “UEFA will be desperate for Man City to be beaten by Madrid.” All the more reason for City to not give European football’s governing body the satisfaction. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “If we don’t win it everybody is going to say we are failures like the last five years,” said midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. “It’s something we’ve not won yet.” The only two Champions League winners in City’s squad are back-up goalkeepers Claudio Bravo and Scott Carson. Motivation could not be greater for a host of world class players like De Bruyne, David Silva and Sergio Aguero to cap their careers with Champions League success. Loading… Presentation of the match Real Madrid – Manchester City on February 26 at Naples in the first leg of the last 16 stage of the European Champions League 2019 – 2020 Now in their ninth season of Champions League football since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover transformed the club’s fortunes, City are still waiting for a landmark knockout win in the competition. Even before the latest body blow of a European ban, the City support have not been enamoured by their new status as Champions League regulars. The club have had to turn to social media influencers to try and sell tickets for group matches and the competition’s anthem is routinely jeered. “UEFA Cartel” and “UEFA Mafia” were among the banners that greeted their first home outing since the ban was handed down against West Ham last week. Now in their ninth season of Champions League football since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover transformed the club’s fortunes, City are still waiting for a landmark knockout win in the competitionA run to the semi-finals before being beaten by Madrid in 2015⁄16 is their best ever showing in the competition. Despite re-writing the history books domestically, Guardiola’s star-studded squad have fallen at the quarter-finals to English opposition in each of the past two seasons. The contrast with Madrid could not be starker. For generations, Real have risen to the occasion on the Champions League stage, while City have crumbled under the pressure. A former Barcelona coach and player, Guardiola hailed his old foes the “kings of Europe.” And in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS last week, City’s Raheem Sterling insisted: “There is no better challenge than Real Madrid.” Pep Guardiola’s legacy at Manchester City may be defined by what happens in the Champions League last 16 tie against Real Madrid Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses Guardiola’s legacy on the line However, a meeting with Madrid also offers City an opportunity to change the narrative. The sort of ferocious atmosphere Guardiola has long pleaded for at the Etihad for Champions League games seems guaranteed when the Spanish giants travel to Manchester on March 17th. With Liverpool streaking clear at the top of the Premier League, City’s season and arguably Guardiola’s legacy at the club comes down to what happens in this tie.last_img read more

Man Utd’s Traore set to join Caen on loan

first_img read also:Liverpool table offer for Wolves winger Adama Traore Caen finished 13th in France’s second division last season after being relegated from Ligue 1 in 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img Manchester United midfielder, Aliou Traore, will join French side Caen on loan next season, Goal understands. The 19-year-old has agreed to terms with the Ligue 2 outfit and will wear the number 15 shirt as he looks to secure more senior game time.Advertisementlast_img read more

Local teams compete at Class B indoor track championships

first_imgLEWISTON — The Class B indoor track season came to an end Saturday with the state championship meet at Bates College.Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy were scored as teams in the boys’ and girls’ events. MDI’s girls’ team finished eighth, and GSA and Ellsworth finished tied for 11th and 19th, respectively.On the boys’ side, MDI finished sixth, Ellsworth tied for 12th and GSA tied for 22nd. Matt Shea finished third of 14 runners for Ellsworth in the 1-mile run with a time of 4 minutes, 50.50 seconds.Greely won both the boys’ and girls’ meets. John Bapst took second place on the boys’ side, and Brewer was runner-up on the girls’ side.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

OSCL 2017 season bowls off this weekend

first_img… Eight teams vying for A Division honoursBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — The 2017 Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) season swings into gear this weekend with several matches in both the A and B conferences as ‘the boys of summer’ don their various colourful attires and match their skills.The season once again consists of the regular 20-over games, the Caribbean Sensation-sponsored 10/10 knockout tournament and the Norman Sue Bakery 15-over which will also be played on a knockout basis.However, a significant change will be implemented this year with teams in the A and B conferences competing separately in the knockout competitions unlike in previous years. This was one of a few changes adopted at the league’s annual general meeting in March.Other changes will see free hits being introduced for all no-balls and the introduction of a super over where total runs scored, total overs bowled, and total wickets lost by both teams are equal.Following their all-conquering dream debut season in 2014 and a somewhat disappointing performance in 2015, Dant stormed back to make a clean sweep of all the major titles in 2016 while several of their players were rewarded for outstanding performances.Dant were crowned Division A regular season (20 overs) conference winners, Division A playoff champions, T10 tournament winners and 15-over victors.Rohit DutchinNewcomers Enterprise enjoyed a fantastic season in the B Division, playing unbeaten in the regular season to capture the conference title, winning the B Division playoffs and being runners-up to GTA Storm in 15-over Consolation final.While Dant skipper Looknauth Ramsuchit has vowed that his team will once again be aiming for a repeat of last year’s epic performance, Enterprise have opted out of the reckoning after gaining promotion to the A Conference.Apart from Ramsuchit, who has led consistently from the front with the bat, Dant will also depend heavily on the likes of former Guyana players Damodar Daesrath and vice-captain Hemnarine Chattergoon, Shaun Deonandan, Munniram Karran, Riaz Kadir, Yadram Bogh, Satrohan ‘Blade’ Balkarran and the evergreen Aftab Shamsudeen.Among the other teams to feature in A Division are last year’s conference finalists Sunshine, Caribbean Sensation, Rems, EC-Bannas, Rebels, GTA Storm A and Better Hope.Among the seasoned campaigners in Sunshine are skipper Mahendranauth ‘Bobby’ Parasnauth, vice-captain Anil Etwaroo, Avinash Sookdeo and Bernard Kartick. They are hoping to go one step better this year after last year’s final ended in much controversy with Dant emerging victorious.Always a force to be reckoned with, Caribbean Sensation are in the capable hands of Jagdeo ‘Navin’ Singh along with Rishi Samuel, Reyaz Prahalad, Zaheer Allard, Zakir Khan, Shane Murli and the experienced Richard Driffield.Eyaaz MohamedGTA Storm A are virtually an unknown quantity in their first stint in the A Division but have two key players in Richard Latiff and Rohit ‘Beast’ Dutchin, both stalwarts from Guyana’s Regal, and president Nirad Lall is confident his players are capable of attaining top honours.The merger of East Coast and GT Bannas to form EC-Bannas is more than likely to strengthen the combination with Mark Moosai taking over the reins of captaincy with Trevon Garraway being his deputy. Rakesh Dyal, Krishna Deosarran and Travis Blyden are expected to play key roles.Ian ‘Russian’ Baldeo continues to lead Rems and will have the services of Eyaaz Mohamed, Gopaulchand Beharry, Narendra Mandholal and Richard Dias among others.Former national player Zaheer Haniff is scheduled to skipper Rebels with Troy Gobin, Troy Gonsalves, Shiv Seeram, Dennis Legay and Mohan Singh while Better Hope will include captain Davendra Ramkissoon, Amarnauth Sookhoo and Hemchand Sarwan.The 11 teams in contention in the B Division are Cougars, Enmore, Good Success, GTA B, Ramblers, Restoration Warriors, Scarboro Angels, Smashers, Wakenaam, Bacchus Cricket Club and Carr Tec.last_img read more

NFF Offers Eagles Full Benefit Incentive to Qualify for Round of…

first_imgFirst Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, confirmed to Nigerian reporters here in St Petersburg yesterday that the essence of the full group stage benefit to the team is to ginger the players to give their best in the two remaining matches.“Once they qualify for the Round of 16, they will get their full benefits as if they didn’t lose any match. This is one of the ways we believe we can motivate the players to go all out in the remaining two matches against Iceland and Argentina,” observed Akinwunmi who also doubles as Lagos FA chairman.Nigeria lost her opening match 2-0 to Luka Modric inspired Croatia on Saturday in Kaliningrad but have another opportunity to stay alive in the competition if they are able to get a win against Iceland that forced Argentina to a one-all draw.“Our players are focused on the match with Iceland. They have reviewed the loss to Croatia and done all that is necessary to earn all three points against Iceland on Friday. We are really looking forward to positive result come Friday in Volgograd,” stressed Akinwunmi who also revealed that the NFF was solidly behind Coach Gernot Rohr despite pressure from a section of Nigerians condemning his tactics against Croatia.He insisted that no query or ultimatum has been issued to the German gaffer as a result of the loss last Saturday.“It amazes me that people have easily forgotten that this same coach was hailed for qualifying Nigeria for the World Cup with a match to spare. How come he has suddenly become a bad coach?” queried the NFF chief.On the face-off between some Super Eagles players and a section of Nigerians on the Social Media, Akinwunmi said that the coaching crew had waded into the matter and steps were being taken to avoid a repetition.While refusing to be dragged into NFF election campaigns embarked upon by a section of the football stakeholders here in Russia, the NFF first vice president said the main focus of every patriotic Nigerian now is how Super Eagles will do well at this tournament.“We are not in Russia for any NFF campaign or election matter. We are here solely to ensure that the Super Eagles make all of us proud. That should be the focus of all of us,” he noted.Akinwunmi suggested that henceforth it will be necessary for the NFF elections to be moved away from the World Cup year to avoid the kind of distractions associated with it.“People just want to create problems where they don’t exist. Because we are used to hearing crisis in the NFF whenever it is an election year, they are busy spreading what does not exist in this board. We all (NFF board members) here watched some of the matches together and even had breakfast together this morning. I wonder where such rumours of crisis is coming from,” concludes the NFF chief who was accompanied to the briefing by Chairman of NFF’s Media Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, Chairperson of the female league and board member, Aisha Falode and Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro Ikhazuagbe in St PetersburgAs a way to motivate the Super Eagles to put behind the loss to Croatia at the ongoing FIFA World Cup here in Russia, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered to pay the players full benefits if they qualify for the knock out stage.Eagles who are to leave their camp base in Essentuki on Thursday morning for Volgograd where they will play Iceland in their second Group D match, were offered the incentive by the NFF on Monday night.last_img read more