Governor Wolf Signs Employer Statement of Support for National Guard Members

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 25, 2018 Governor Wolf Signs Employer Statement of Support for National Guard Memberscenter_img Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed a U.S. Defense Department Employer Statement of Support for the more than 1,300 Pennsylvania National Guard members and reservists who work for the commonwealth, thanking them for their service and pledging to offer support as these Guard members and reservists fulfill their military service duties while under the commonwealth’s employ. The governor was joined by the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, Maj. General Anthony Carrelli, members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and Col (ret.) Gregory Parish and George Mentzer from the Employer Support for Guardsman and Reservists Program.“I am proud to be here today to officially sign the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Statement of Support for National Guardsmen and women across Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “This statement pledges our cooperation and support to our employees who need to take time away from their commonwealth duties to serve the people of Pennsylvania as members of the National Guard.”The intent of the Employer Statement of Support for Guardsmen and Reservists program is to increase employer support by encouraging them to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the Nation’s Guard and Reserve units.The first Statement of Support was signed December 13, 1972, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense by the Chairman of the Board of General Motors. President Richard Nixon was the first President to sign a Statement of Support, and in 2005 every Federal Cabinet Secretary and all Federal agencies signed a Statement of Support to signify their continuing efforts to be model employers. Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of employers have signed Statements of Support, pledging their support to Guard and Reserve employees. Pennsylvania currently has 31,000 actively serving Guard members and reservists.“I urge all commonwealth employers to sign similar letters of support to ensure that, when duty calls, Guard members know that they can go without having to worry about responsibilities left behind at work,” Gov. Wolf said. “And so they can focus on their larger responsibility to the people of Pennsylvania. Their sacrifice, their bravery, and their willingness to do anything and go anywhere in service of their fellow Pennsylvanians is an inspiration.“It is because of the work that our Guardsmen and women do that Pennsylvania has the finest National Guard in the nation, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”More information on the Employer Statement of Support Program, here.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgPalmes – resident of the village – wasnabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover copfor P500 around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, it added. Suspected shabu weighing about fourgrams valued at around P32,000 was seized from 26-year-old Elester Palmes inBarangay Mansilingan, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will befile against Palmes./PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – He allegedly sold illegaldrugs.last_img read more

Hanfmann named Player of the Week

first_imgAfter reclaiming the No. 1 spot in men’s collegiate tennis, the Trojans have yet another cause for celebration: junior Yannick Hanfmann’s spectacular performance against crosstown rival UCLA last week earned him Pac-12 Player of the Week honors. This pair of triumphs for USC and one of its star players is a testament to the chemistry Hanfmann has built with the rest of his team.Best of the best · Junior Yannick Hanfmann upset UCLA’s Clay Thompson, the No. 1 singles player in the country, during the Trojans’ victory over the Bruins last week. Hanfmann is now 18-5 in singles play this season. – Jazmine Rolle | Daily TrojanHanfmann left everything he had on court one against the Bruins in the Trojans’ home success over UCLA on Friday, serving up dominating doubles play alongside senior Ray Sarmiento before also demonstrating his singles prowess in an upset of Clay Thompson, who is currently seated atop the national leader board. The No. 2 duo of Hanfmann and Sarmiento found its way to an 8-4 win over the Bruins’ Marcos Giron and Karue Sell, who are currently ranked No. 58 nationally.In his solo outing, Hanfmann was unyielding in his clash with Thompson, clinching the first set 6-4 before finding himself at a 1-3 disadvantage in the next. He would soldier on to win the second set 7-5 with a powerful finish over the star Bruin, which would bring USC to a 2-1 lead over UCLA. The Trojans eventually toppled the Bruins with a final score of 4-2.USC’s victory sealed its 7-0 finish in Pac-12 play for the season, with its undefeated record ensuring the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament. This also marks the second time in the past four seasons that USC has finished regular-season Pac-12 play undefeated. The Trojans ended the season with a 25-2 mark overall, while UCLA boasts a 20-3 overall record and a 6-1 mark in conference play.The successful game against UCLA comes as the Trojans’ 16th straight win. Hanfmann’s defeat of No. 1 Thompson brought him to an 18-5 record in singles play on the season, and his doubles record with Sarmiento sits at 13-1.This is Hanfmann’s second conference Player of the Week award this season — the native of  Karlsruhe, Germany was also honored after his team’s sweep of Florida and Georgia in the Pac-12/SEC Showdown in early February. Hanfmann’s teammate, junior Roberto Quiroz, has won the award twice, and Sarmiento has won once.last_img read more

British Esports Association bring after-school esports club to Maida Vale library

first_imgThe British Esports Association has announced that it will be bringing a children’s after-school esports club to Maida Vale library in London. It will run over the next month as a pilot scheme and is the UK’s first free esports training club supported by a local authority. Credit: British Esports AssociationThere will be four sessions each week, beginning on June 20th and running through until July 11th. The two-hour sessions will be open to ten children from local schools between the age of 10 and 13 as well as their parents.Children attending will be able to compete in Rocket League as well as try their hand at casting and coaching. There’s set to be eight gaming systems and a casting workstation – all supplied by London-based custom PC builder DinoPC. In addition to the frivolity of playing Rocket League, members and volunteers from the British Esports Association will be giving talks on careers in esports. Notable names include Ceirnan “Excoundrel” Lowe, a British Esports Advisory Board member and professional caster. The British Esports Association has suggested that the pilot scheme will allow British Esports to instruct schools and libraries as to how best to set up their own clubs in the future. British Esports Content Director Dominic Sacco commented: ““By engaging with children, we are looking at the bigger picture with the goal of creating more British esports talent in the long-term.“This pilot scheme will help children, parents and teachers learn about esports and the career paths it offers, while at the same time demonstrate the benefits of playing esports, such as team-building and cognitive benefits.“The findings from the pilot scheme will also help us instruct schools how to set up their own extracurricular esports clubs, and other libraries may be inspired to run their own sessions in the future. We’re delighted to be teaming up with Westminster City Council and DinoPC for this initiative.”Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, Sports and Community, Westminster City Council, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to receive training in one of the fastest growing international sporting arenas. But this isn’t just about helping support a generation of world class cyber athletes. As part of the pilot we are encouraging children to take the strategic skills and team management expertise they’ll develop online out onto our playing fields, and make healthy choices around playing a physical sport.“The UK, and London in particular, has a global reputation for innovation and excellence in interactive creative media.  I’m pleased Westminster City Council can be the first authority in the country to support a type of professional competition that is becoming a global phenomenon.”Finally, DinoPC Marketing Manager Nic Carnelutti revealed: “We believe the educational aspects of what the British Esports Association aims to achieve are highly beneficial to children and younger audiences.“This scheme encourages young people to learn teamwork and participate in a challenge – building up their social skills which can then be used in other aspects of life.“They couldn’t have decided on a better choice of game either. Rocket League emphasises each of the aforementioned traits and remains enjoyable throughout. We are very proud to support this event and be part of this from the very beginning.”Esports Insider says: Great initiative from the British Esports Association. Dom & co will be hoping that the sessions educate both children and parents alike about esports and the opportunities there. If the UK want to compete with the best, talent needs to be carefully nurtured from a young age.last_img read more

Dwyane Wade: Warriors’ starting five ‘as good as it gets’

first_img“It’s as good as it gets in our game and any team that ever played this game. That’s as good as it gets, that starting five.”That’s why they are who they are, that’s why they are champions and to be able to add a guy like DeMarcus to it.”That’s what great teams do, they add a piece and keep adding the right pieces.”Game recognize game. pic.twitter.com/JtgAsqzhFI— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 11, 2019 Wade’s Heat tam suffered a 120-118 loss Sunday to the Warriors in his final game at Oracle Arena and the retiring star rates Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Cousins as five of the best.Asked about the Warriors’ starting lineup, Wade said: “That’s as good as it gets. I know DeMarcus is working his way back, but they play off each other very well. Related News Dwyane Wade doesn’t believe there’s ever been a better starting five than the Warriors’ formidable lineup right now.The Warriors signed four-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins after defending their NBA title last year and are favorites to be crowned champions for a third season in a row. Lakers star LeBron James not surprised by high-flying 76erslast_img read more