Governor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence Governor’s Residence,  Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will host the second annual National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence today, Tuesday, August 2. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will proceed rain or shine. The Governor and First Lady will greet visitors at the event.“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we build positive relationships between our tremendous Pennsylvania communities and those in law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep us safe,” said the Governor and First Lady. “We are excited to host the second National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence and hope that it can help to build these important relationships. National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity for the Governor’s Residence to serve as an open, community space for everyone to enjoy. We are thankful to the Pennsylvania State Police and Capitol Police for being a part of this event and we hope many of our neighbors and community members will be able to attend.”Visitors will have the opportunity to visit with Pennsylvania State Police Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit and explore a State Police patrol car. They will also be able to explore a full-sized Capital Area Transit bus that will be on hand for tours and a “touch and feel” station provided by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Martial Arts Master Vergara will provide martial arts demonstrations at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Office of Administration’s Next Generation Taskforce will facilitate games and  temporary tattoos for kids and additional activities and educational information will be provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, YWCA Greater Harrisburg, WITF, Capital Area Girls on the Run, American Red Cross of Central PA, and American Cancer Society.The Residence will serve light refreshments and will be open for tours of its gardens.The Governor’s Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg.  Parking is available along 2nd Street and in the private lot at the corner of 2nd and Maclay Streets. Guests should enter the Residence grounds through the 2nd Street gates.  No large bags, totes or purses will be permitted, and some security measures will be in place.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in thousands of communities across all 50 states, according to the National Association of Town Watch.For more information on the Governor’s Residence, visit For other National Night Out events in your area, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: August 02, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

The Good Shepherd

first_img Share LocalNews The Good Shepherd by: – April 30, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Photo credit: fatherrays.blogspot.comToday we look at one of the well-known self-declarations of Jesus in the Gospel of John. For Easter we had “I am the resurrection and the life.” Today we have “I am the good shepherd.” If you’ve ever been to Jerusalem, as I’m sure many of you have, you’d remember that you couldn’t go far out of the city before you saw a shepherd in a field somewhere with a small group of sheep, either out in the open or under the shade of a tree. Shepherd and sheep were common sights in Jesus’ day, and ready-to-hand metaphor for what he wanted to say. Israelites on the whole were familiar with the notion of the caring shepherd. That was how they referred to their King, for instance. He was the shepherd of his people. His primary responsibility was care.That’s the first meaning of the phrase “I am the good shepherd.” Jesus identifies himself in terms of care. In his day, too, wolves must have been a fairly common threat. Another main task of the shepherdwastherefore protection. He could chase off a wolf with his staff. But sheep needed more than protection because wolves could threaten. They need protection (and care) because they were — sheep.Sheep are not the brightest of animals. Animal trainers in circuses, for instance, have worked with all sorts of animals, tigers, lions, bears, dolphins, even mice, but never sheep. And the reason is not far to seek: sheep are too simple-minded. They don’t “think”. If ten sheep are out for a stroll and one heads over a cliff, the other nine would never say, I wonder what happened to that fellow in front; he disappeared just like that.’No, they’ll head over the same cliff one after the other.Sheep are also essentially wayward, though not deliberately. They wander off, and wander off again no matter how many times they are brought back. It’s a consequence of not being able to ‘think.’ They never learn from their mistakes.For all the foregoing, sheep are essentially defenceless and dependent, easily frightened and confused. They have no natural defense in terms of fangs, claws or horns, and the most that they can see, apparently, is about 15 yards ahead.Easy targets for wolves or any other animal on the prowl.Now Jesus compares us to sheep, but it’s not meant as a put-down, though we can, I think, see ourselves without little difficulty in one of two of these characteristics. The more immediate point is that in a more urgent sense than sheep, we as human beings need guidance; we need a guide to help us to thread our lives safely, though dangers and difficulties of every kind. We need a caring someone to accompany us. As the twenty-third psalm put it: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me.” The threat of evil doesn’t vanish, but fear is replaced with confidence, “for thou art with me.”The care of the good shepherd is unique. He knows each of us by name, that is, each of us is never a nameless face. He knows not just our needs but our traits, characteristics and details, in a way one person hardly knows another, unless that person’s knowledge is suffused with love.The compassionate care of Jesus is shown in other parables where sheep are mentioned. When one sheep out of a hundred strays or is lost, he does not first see that the ninety-nine are safe, as commonsense orprudence would suggest. He simply goes in search of that one until he finds it; he returns with it and celebrates. The care of Jesus also requires a response. The sheep follow the shepherd because they know his voice. Which means that a relation of intimacy is presumed. It’s often difficult to hear the voice of the Lord in the din of society, and in the midst of our own busyness and preoccupations. Listening to Him and discerning what we are told is a daily challenge requiring attention, prayer and moments of quiet. Such a habit makes for greater ease in recognizing whom and what we hear, and the ongoing ability to distinguish other voices from his.By: Henry Charles PhD 37 Views   one comment Tweetlast_img read more

Blackburn v QPR: Young in the Rangers team

first_imgLuke Young is a surprise inclusion in the QPR starting line-up for their game at Blackburn. The defender makes his first appearance in the side for two years.Joey Barton is still injured, there is no Clint Hill for Rangers, while Will Keane starts up front.Blackburn: Robinson; Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr; Cairney, Lowe, Williamson, Conway; Gestede, Rhodes.Subs: Eastwood, King, Dunn, Varney, Taylor, Etuhu, Feeney. QPR: Green; Simpson, Dunne, Young, Assou-Ekotto, Hoilett, Henry, Benayoun, Carroll, Morrison, Keane.Subs: Murphy, Austin, Yun, Zamora, O’Neil, Donaldson, Maiga. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Pooping in MMA fight will now result in TKO loss

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WATCH: UFC fighter accidentally soils herself mid-fightAhead of UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York this weekend,  the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has made a bold move by getting rid of unwanted bodily fluids inside the octagon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe governing body, which is responsible for regulating MMA fights in the state, has now banned poop, urine and vomit while competing.According to the new rules in place relayed by MMA Imports, any fighter who would release the body fluids will forfeit the fight by technical knockout (TKO). Scree grab from Youtube/Domenick Nati ShowMixed martial arts is arguably one of the craziest and most unpredictable sports there is, as anything can happen inside the cage.One of the most bizarre incidents happened in June, when UFC Strawweight Justine Kish lost control of her bowels and visibly soiled herself mid-fight.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As of this writing, only the NYSAC has imposed such a rule and it remains unclear if other governing divisions in other states will soon follow.The new regulation will take effect on Saturday’s event (Sunday in Manila), headlined by a UFC Middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and the returning Georges St. Pierre. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:UFC fighter who pooped herself will be sponsored by butt-wipes company Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Bryant set to bring KO punch to UFC with BodyArmour CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:21’Shit happens’: Moreno steps on poop during Bonifacio Shrine inspection00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Knicks Outgun The Pistons, 121-115

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — After a terrible start to the season, the Detroit Pistons have worked their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff race.Losses like this may keep them on the outside looking in.Shane Larkin’s three-point play in the final minute of the second overtime helped the New York Knicks snap their eight-game losing streak with a 121-115 victory over the Pistons on Feb. 27 — Detroit’s latest ugly loss at the Palace to a team around the bottom of the standings.The Pistons have lost at home to each of the league’s five worst teams: New York, Philadelphia, Minnesota, the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando.“We’ve had a lot of these games,” coach Stan Van Gundy said. “If you aren’t going to play defense and rebound, that’s going to happen.”Larkin put the Knicks ahead by four with 28 seconds remaining, and they held on to win a game that Detroit appeared to have control of after two quarters. The Pistons led by 18 in the second and by 12 at the half but blew what looked to be an easy game against the team with the NBA’s worst record.“The whole second half and overtime were terrible. That’s the second game in a row where our starters have come out for the second half and not been any good,” Van Gundy said. “We didn’t even try defensively, so it was easy for them to get back into the game.”Detroit squandered a five-point lead in the final minute of regulation, allowing the Knicks to tie it at 95 it on a pull-up 3-pointer by Langston Galloway with 6.3 seconds remaining.“I looked up at the clock, it was just running down,” Galloway said. “It’s only me, and I think there was two other defenders going down court, and I just pulled up.”With the Pistons down 105-103 late in the first overtime, Detroit’s Greg Monroe scored while drawing a foul with 12 seconds left, but he missed the ensuing free throw.Monroe and the Pistons would go on to miss several more crucial free throws in the second overtime. With Detroit down 119-114 with 8 seconds remaining, Jodie Meeks was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer. Meeks, who had made 32 consecutive free throws to that point, missed two of three.Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points for the Knicks. Lou Amundson added 17 points and 14 rebounds. New York won for the first time in 17 games without Carmelo Anthony (left knee surgery) this season. The Knicks were also without guard Jose Calderon, who was out with a sore left Achilles.“No matter what happened the night before, they’re coming back with the right effort and playing with the right mindset,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. “That’s the only way you can win a game like tonight. As coaches we’re happy for our players more than anything, because they need some positive feedback from the effort they put in.”Monroe had 28 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit, and Andre Drummond added 21 points and 15 rebounds.(NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

State Cup Live Streamed!

first_imgFor the first time, New South Wales State Cup games will be live streamed. The following games will be streamed, please click on the links below to be taken to the event. 8.00am – Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs (Men’s Open) – Bankstown Jets v Manly Sea Eagles (Men’s Open) 12.40pm – Eastern Suburbs Roosters v Murwillumbah Mavericks (Mixed Open) 1.15pm – Taren Point v Penrith Panthers (Mixed Open) 3.00pm – Manly Sea Eagles v Wallsend Wolves (Women’s Open) 3.35pm – Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels (Women’s Open) Related LinksState Cup Live!last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool top of table for Christmas after victory at Wolves

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool top of table for Christmas after victory at Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are four points clear at the top of the table after their 2-0 win at Wolves.Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool to a victory at Wolves that took them four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.The Reds went ahead when Fabinho played a one-two with Sadio Mane and crossed for Salah, who flicked the ball into the net with the outside of his foot.The Egyptian set up Liverpool’s second with a wonderful lofted pass over the home defence, allowing Virgil van Dijk to side-foot a six-yard volley past Rui Patricio.City, the defending champions, play their game in hand on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace, but this victory ensures for Jurgen Klopp’s side will be top on Christmas Day. last_img read more

9 months agoBurnley boss Dyche: Luck was with us

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche: Luck was with usby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley earned victory over Fulham thanks to two own goals.Andre Schurrle’s wonderful early strike was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s effort went in off Joe Bryan.And three minutes later it was Denis Odoi who inadvertently beating Sergio Rico, heading in after Hendrick crossed.Burnley boss Sean Dyche said afterwards: “They were very tough conditions for both teams and it was a very tough win, for many reasons.“I didn’t think we played as well today as we did in the previous two wins, but the mentality to come back from a goal down for the second game in a row was terrific and I thought we grew into the game and ended up being the more progressive side.“We got a scratch of luck, but I’m not going to cry that one in because I don’t think we’ve had our share this season.“And towards the end James (Tarkowski) does what we maybe weren’t doing enough of at the start of the season, by making an absolutely fantastic block to make sure we go and win the game.“That’s as good a goal for me!”Dyche added: “They threw caution to the wind in the second half and why wouldn’t you?“They haven’t won away all season and they are trying to get a foothold in an important game, so they went very expansive, but I don’t remember them opening us up too many times.“The resilience, character and energy is back in the side and we are doing all the details better.“Earlier in the season we were conceding a lot of soft goals. We have to continue, of course, but what it does is provide a mental shift.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery welcomes back defensive trio: Great moment

first_imgArsenal boss Emery welcomes back defensive trio: Great momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted to see their medical room clearing.For their Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest, Emery welcomed Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding back into first-team – while Kieran Tierney made his debut.All three made a big impression as we beat Nottingham Forest – and Unai Emery praised the trio and believes they will make a big impact.”It’s amazing news,” the head coach said. “It was amazing to see the people’s reaction to Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin, who played his first 15 minutes [at the end]. “It was a great moment. We can be a better competitive team with them. For us having every player available is the perfect moment. “Now we have two injuries with Lacazette and Smith Rowe, and hopefully in a few weeks he can be training with the possibility to play. Really we are really happy with Hector, Rob and Kieran.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more