first_img Hate Crime,  Remarks,  The Blog,  Videos ‘Stand Against Hate’ GatheringPhiladelphia, PATRANSCRIPT:The acts of hatred aimed at the Jewish community this week were acts of hatred aimed at us all.The desecration of the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was an act of desecration all of our core values.The threats against JCCs across PA were threats against our common humanity.These acts of hatred are wrong, and they have no place in Pennsylvania, or in the United States.I am calling on the United States Department of Justice to investigate these cowardly actions for what they truly are – hate crimes against the Jewish community and everyone in Pennsylvania.And I have directed the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Homeland Security to work hand in hand with our partners in local law enforcement to help find those responsible for these actions.The vandalism and bomb threats aimed at the Pennsylvania Jewish community these past few days are reprehensible, and will fail in their attempts to instill fear.We are all here today to take a stand against these vile actions, and to say to those responsible that this kind of hatred and intimidation will not be tolerated in this Commonwealth.I am proud to see so many members of different faiths here to show that no one should be afraid, because as Pennsylvanians we stand together against acts like these.Pennsylvania is a place founded centuries ago on the idea that all are welcome, and can practice their faith and culture as they see fit.And we still live by that grand idea today, because ours is an open and welcoming state.We live by that idea not only because it is right to do so – it is – but also because its smart.We want to continue the rich tradition of openness and inclusiveness, so that when people are choosing where to go to school, where to begin their professional lives, where to start their business, or where to raise their family, they know that Pennsylvania is open to them.Actions like the ones we have seen recently present the opposite picture of Pennsylvania – and paint us as a place that is closed off and small minded.That is not what Pennsylvania is.Instead, PA is a Jewish day school hosting a Martin Luther King Day of Service to benefit their local community in Pittsburgh; it is the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia collecting food to donate to the hungry; it’s the Muslim community and labor leaders raising funds to rebuild the vandalized cemetery – it’s people reaching across lines of religious faith and cultural heritage to help one another – that is what Pennsylvania is.Pennsylvania is a place where we come together to accept and support each other.So these senseless acts are not what Pennsylvania is.Hatred has no place in this Commonwealth – any time – any where.Thank you.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf March 03, 2017 Remarks by Governor Wolf at ‘Stand Against Hate’ Gathering in Philadelphiacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgPME, the €45bn pension fund for the metal and electro-technical engineering industry, has invested €25m in starting technology firms in its own sector.It said that the investment – through a new fund which co-operates with local technical universities – was designed to boost the industry it represented.The fund, Innovation Industries, targets investments in Dutch companies specialising in areas such as semi-conductors, ICT and cybersecurity, nanotechnology, healthcare, and food production.A number of these companies are expected to be spawned by research from universities in Delft, Twente, Eindhoven, and Wageningen, as well as the research institutes TNO (technology), ECN (energy and transport), and DLO (agriculture). Other investors have already committed €75m to Innovation Industries, which is to issue risk-bearing capital – in particular equity – to approximately 20 firms.So far, PME and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are the largest investors, with the universities of Eindhoven, Twente, and Wageningen contributing €1.5m each.Other investors include TNO, innovation funds of the Dutch counties of Overijssel and Gelderland, and some private investors.This is the first time PME has invested in start-up companies or companies in its own sector. However, it changed this policy as part of its new environmental, social, and governance policy introduced last April.In a clarification of its new position, the metal scheme described investing in the future of its sector as “an important additional motivation”, adding that its participants were keen on such a policy.It added that the investment fund was supported by several high-tech firms that had placed their pensions with PME. The scheme did not provide details about the companies.According to PME, the relatively limited scale of the investment was not unusual for a niche destination. The scheme emphasised that the investment was nevertheless useful, as it was beneficial for the industry, innovation, and the local economy.Innovation Industries was selected following consultations with the Dutch Investment Institution (NII) about the options for local investment.The metal pension fund said it expected a solid return proportional to the relatively high risk of investing in start-ups.However, it put the risk into perspective by explaining that it would be limited because of knowledge-sharing between the universities and research institutes. It added that the new firms would also be coached while growing.PME further said that costs incurred by the investment fund would be “at the lower end of the spectrum” compared to other similar funds in Europe.last_img read more

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first_imgFirst Subsea has delivered beach landing cable protection systems for three export cables at the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.First Subsea secured a contract in February for the three 250m long systems, which it delivered to Jan De Nul at the end of March.According to the Lancaster-based company, the protection systems were designed to suit an export cable diameter of 158mm with a bending radius of 2.37m.“The delivery deadlines were challenging but with the close cooperation and support of our client we successfully delivered another project with great positive feedback,” said First Subsea Project Manager Ross Carrington.Jan De Nul completed the installation of the three export cables at the wind farm in August under the EPCI contract.Formosa 1 Phase 2 will comprise 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines which recently produced first power some 6km off the west coast of the Miaoli district in the Taiwan Strait.The 120MW wind farm, an extension to the existing Formosa 1 Phase 1, is expected to be fully operational by next year.last_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool’s principal owner John W Henry says being part of the club’s triumphs in the past 14 months has been the highlight of his career despite his multiple successes with the Boston Red Sox. Since June 2019, Jurgen Klopp’s team have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and, after a 30-year wait, the English league title.Advertisement Liverpool’s James Milner kisses the Premier League trophy Henry’s Fenway Sports Group also owns baseball franchise the Boston Red Sox, who ended their own 86-year trophy drought with a World Series victory in 2004, following up with further wins in 2007, 2013 and 2018. But the American believes what Liverpool have achieved surpasses those achievements. Loading… “The fact that we are champions of England, champions of Europe, the Club World Cup, the Super Cup is just an extraordinary accomplishment by this organisation and by these players,” he told liverpoolfc.com.“To be involved with that, to have been a part of it has really been the capstone of my career and I think all of us who have been a part of Fenway Sports Group.”Henry thanked the players and staff, highlighting the impact of Klopp and the team around him.“I could go on and on about Jurgen and how his heart is larger than his frame, how his enthusiasm affects all of us positively every day,” he said.As Klopp plots more successes, veteran Liverpool midfielder James Milner has warned his team-mates it would be “criminal” for them to lose focus after their Premier League triumph.Premier league champions LiverpoolThe players are currently on a break before pre-season begins but Milner, who also won two titles in three years with Manchester City, says they have to be switched on when they return.“I think it’s getting that balance right. We have to enjoy it because we know how hard it is to win trophies,” the 34-year-old told Liverpool’s website.“We’ve been very good to do it but also lucky to win the amount of trophies we have had this year.“Trent (Alexander-Arnold) thinks it’s absolutely easy, he just turns up and wins trophies every year but I can assure you, with the amount of years I’ve had in my career, it’s not that easy.” Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet KnowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldSurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years Ago Read Also: Infantino to ‘respect’ any ethics committee decision – FIFAHe warned his teammates against letting their standards drop.“We have a couple of weeks to enjoy this and enjoy being champions and then, as soon as next season starts, it’s down to the fans to carry on enjoying it and enjoy being champions for us,” he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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first_imgNo. 5 Argonauts Prepare for No. 3 Fighting Knights Share April 5, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – For the second time in 10 days, fifth-ranked West Florida will host of the top teams in the NCAA Division II. On Friday, West Florida (14-5) will face third-ranked Lynn (16-2) at 1 p.m. at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.West Florida has won 12 of their last 13 matches. The only loss during the stretch was an 8-1 defeat to top-ranked BYU-Hawaii. West Florida has won two straight and were leading on Sunday against 16th ranked Barry, however the match was called when the rain arrived.Sixteenth-ranked Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) leads the Argonauts with a 15-5 singles record. Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the fourth-ranked singles player in the nation, has played every singles match in the first position and has posted a 12-3 record. West Florida also has two ranked doubles teams. The sixth-ranked team of Kevey and Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) are 16-3, while 14th ranked Cavalcante and Paola Arevalo (Cali, Colombia) have posted a 12-4 mark.Lynn will face the NAIA-number one Auburn Montgomery on Thursday prior to arriving in Pensacola. Entering action on Thursday, Lynn is 10-0 on the road and 6-1 against ranked opponents. Eighteenth-ranked ranked Victoria Weltz is 8-6 in singles this season. Her teammate, 40th ranked Gedvile Norkute, is 15-0, including 11 singles win in the third position.A free cookout will be offered during Friday’s matchPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgA freshman who spent his first few weeks being bullied at school now has a whole new wardrobe thanks to the kind hearts of his fellow classmates and several others who heard his story.Michael Todd of Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep says the students at his new school began to laugh at and bully him after they noticed he wore the same clothes to school every day.“I really don’t have clothes at home. My mom can’t buy clothes for me because I’m growing too fast,” Todd explained to FOX13.About three weeks into the school year, two students who admittedly also laughed at Todd came up with an idea to give Todd some of their clothes.“When I saw people laugh and bully him, I felt like I needed to do something,” Graham said.Graham went through his closet and pulled together some clothes for Todd and texted his friend Garrett to do the same.“I got some brand-new shoes I can give him and a few items,” Garrett said.Graham and Garret then presented Todd with the items at school and filmed his reaction.“He wasn’t smiling or anything, and I was like ‘I think this is going to make you smile.’ We’re in the same third period and I apologize for laughing at you, and I want to give you something to make it up,” Graham said.The video has since been gone viral and has inspired other’s to take action as well.Todd says he extremely grateful because has been bullied all of his life and Graham and Garrett are the first people to give him a gift.last_img read more

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first_imgThe CDC is also urging medical professionals to use the most error-free test that is available to them and added it might be necessary to test patients twice.Where to get an antibody test locally here. Atlanta, GA — The CDC is reporting that COVID-19 antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time.The agency made the revelation on its website saying the results from those tests should not be used to determine if a person can go back to work or to be allowed in a group setting. #Covid_19 Antibody tests are no better than flipping a coin. We need to understand these results before we do more serologic testing. @CNN @maggiemfox https://t.co/gEuacCEga5— David J. Shulkin, MD (@DavidShulkin) May 27, 2020last_img

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first_imgALREADY anticipated to be the biggest Guyana Cup in history, the 2019 edition, which is set for August 18 at the Rising Sun Turf Club, has gained the sponsorship of betting company– iBet supreme.In a statement to the media, the entity revealed “iBET is proud to sponsor this event since horse racing is an important past time in Guyana and at iBet, we’re looking for all avenues to further build the sport of horse racing in Guyana. The parent company of iBet Supreme, which is Supreme Ventures, also owns the Caymanas Park Track in Jamaica and is responsible for the resurgence of horse racing in Jamacia”.It further read “iBET Supreme will also have our other products on display so that turfites can also enjoy them as well. As part of our promotion for this event, punters who bet on racing in the United Kingdom at our Stabroek location will win tickets when they bet over a certain amount”. Meanwhile, Chairman of the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee, Nazrudeen Mohamed, noted that he is looking forward to building a bigger and better partnership with iBet Supreme.The iBet Supreme stake race will see the horses and jockeys vying for supremacy over 1400m.In terms of the Guyana Cup itself, Mohamed pointed out that he expects this year to be bigger and better than any of the previous editions with a concert to be staged after the day of racing. Thus far, eight international artistes have been confirmed along with a number of local acts.   The feature race (C Class and Lower One Mile) will see the winner pocketing $2million while the race for three-year-old Guyana-bred horses will see the winner running away with $1million.The prize money for the races are as follows:– C Class and lower feature race over a distance of one mile for – $2million,– Three-year-old Guyana Bred – $1million– G3 and lower – $400,000– L3 and lower (open to non-winners from Trinidad & Tobago) – $350,000– Two-year-old Guyana bred over – $300,000.– J3 and lower over seven furlongs – $300,000.– L Class for Colts – $250,000– L Class Philly and Mare – $250,000Some of the top horses that will clash on race day will include Just Call Me Boss, Crown the King (Jamaica), Doublin Fashion (USA), Chameli (Jamaica), Safara (Jamaica), Southern Express (T&T), Silver & Things (T&T), Sitarr (T&T), Kentucky Woman (T&T), Super Easy (T&T) and She’s a Princess.last_img read more

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first_imgDarius Kelly is a defensive back.It’s where he played throughout his first two years at Pima (Arizona) Community College. It’s what he’s listed as on Syracuse’s roster. And it’s where he lines up in practice and games when the Orange is in its base 4-3 set.But when SU forces opponents into a third-and-long passing situation, Kelly has to be a little more than that.“I’m basically that extra linebacker and safety,” Kelly said. “I wouldn’t say it’s difficult, I would just say it’s a different look.”Kelly plays the “star” position in the Okie package, which features three linebackers behind the defensive line, two cornerbacks on the edges and three safeties in the secondary. Syracuse’s defense implements the Okie in late-down passing situations and Kelly is the 11th man whose spot isn’t defined. Kelly can line up on either side of the line of scrimmage — sometimes he blitzes and sometimes he’s in coverage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s his versatility at the star and vocality that helped Syracuse (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) limit North Carolina State to just 4-of-16 conversions on third down in a loss last week. When No. 22 Duke (7-1, 3-1), which averages nearly 36 points per game, visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday, it’ll be crucial for the Orange defense to put up similar numbers on third down.“We just take pride in that Okie package,” Kelly said. “We come on the field, money down, money down, we’re trying to come off the field. Get off the field right away. Make the play get off the field on third down.”SU defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough approached Kelly about taking over the star position last year, and it took Kelly a summer of studying the playbook to get a better grasp of the role.Kelly said Bullough saw his versatility, ability to make tackles, cover a slot receiver and beat the blockers on a blitz, which allowed him to take over the specialty position.“He’s done a great, great job,” Bullough said. “He has to learn safety, has to learn (the star), he’s done well, really, really well.”Kelly gets a chance to utilize his abilities in the Okie on third down and pass-only situations. It’s supposed to confuse the quarterback who won’t know where the pressure is coming from, with the star usually lining up in the slot and either breaking into coverage or shooting a gap at the line.The offense will have trouble knowing where its protection should slide. After facing a four-down front for most of the game, Kelly said opponents have trouble protecting a three on the line and the linebackers that SU regularly brings when it blitzes from the Okie.“If it’s third and long, you know what they’re gonna do, it’s a passing down,” SU cornerback Julian Whigham said. “You know they only have a certain amount of time to get the ball out when we bring a certain pressure. I think we do a great job of that.”Whigham is a part of the package, along with safeties Ritchy Desir, Durell Eskridge and cornerback Brandon Reddish in the secondary. When the team is in its 4-3 set, Kelly and Desir rotate before Kelly takes on his role in the Okie.Kelly isn’t just the wildcard in the secondary. He’s also one of its leaders. Whigham said he’s fiery and a “loud guy” on a unit full of players that don’t speak up as much.Whigham referenced a play on the goal line during SU’s loss to the Wolfpack, where Kelly jumped into a pile and an opposing lineman “messed with his leg.” Kelly immediately got up and pleaded with the referee to throw a flag.“You didn’t see that call,” Whigham recalled Kelly yelling to the ref. “You didn’t see that, man. Come on, man. What’s going on with you?”After not getting the call, Kelly turned to his unit and fired them up for the next play. It’s that personality, Whigham says, that brings the group up when it’s needed. It’s just another way, aside from his role in the Okie, that goes beyond his listed position as a defensive back.“He’s a vocal leader, a very strong leader,” Whigham said. “He knows where he needs to be, is a smart guy. And does what he’s supposed to do just about every play.“I think every group needs a Darius Kelly.”Sports Editor Jesse Dougherty, jcdoug01@syr.edu, contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on November 6, 2014 at 12:22 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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