Black History Month, 2018

first_imgBlack History Month, 2018 January 23, 2018 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Proclamations WHEREAS, Black History Month grew out of the establishment, in 1926, of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History; andWHEREAS, the national theme for this year’s observance is “African Americans in Times of War;” andWHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is home to nearly 1.5 million African Americans currently and, throughout history, many have played significant roles in Pennsylvania’s economic, cultural, spiritual and political development while working tirelessly to maintain and promote their culture and history; andWHEREAS, many African American historical firsts happened in Pennsylvania: in 1787, prominent religious leaders Richard Allen and Absalom Jones organized the Free African Society, one of the first black mutual aid societies anywhere, the Philadelphia Colored Female Free Produce Society boycotted products produced by slave labor and exerted economic pressure on slave states, and, in 1838, William Whipper founded The National Reformer, the first black newspaper in the state; andWHEREAS, African Americans in Pennsylvania served as conductors on the Underground Railroad, fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and worked in the shipyards in Philadelphia, the coal and steel industries in Steelton and Pittsburgh, and the railroad industry in Erie and Harrisburg; andWHEREAS, the commonwealth is proud to honor the history and contributions of African Americans in our state and throughout the nation.THEREFORE, in recognition of African Americans past and present in our commonwealth, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim February 2018 to be BLACK HISTORY MONTH. I encourage all Pennsylvanians to celebrate this important observance and to continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this tenth day of January two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the letter below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — Black History Month 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Defending US Open champion  Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic

first_imgDEFENDING champion Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the US Open, losing 7-5 6-4 to Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in the last 16 on Monday.Osaka, 21, was broken late in the opening set and then again in the fifth game of the second at Flushing Meadows.It means the Japanese player will lose her world number one ranking, with French Open champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia to return to the top spot.For Bencic, 22, it is her second appearance in the quarter-finals.She also made the last eight in 2014 and will now play Croatia’s Donna Vekic after the 23rd seed beat Germany’s 26th seed Julia Goerges 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 6-3 in a match that lasted two hours 42 minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium.“I was so excited to come on the court, the challenge cannot be bigger – Naomi Osaka is a great player and won the US Open last year,” said Bencic. “I had to be on top of my game and am really pleased with how I played.“She has a lot of power, I was just trying to play it a little bit like chess, anticipate and make a tactic on the court.”Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in last year’s final for her maiden Grand Slam title, started off badly as she lost her serve at the first opportunity and had to save two break points to avoid going 3-0 down.She then fought back with a break before Bencic took the decisive break in the 11th game and then served out the set.In the second set, an Osaka double fault gifted Bencic another break and the Swiss player took the final game of the match with a service game to love.After winning the Australian Open in January for her second Grand Slam, Osaka became the world number one, a position she held until June before Barty took over.Osaka returned to the top eight weeks later but Barty will become number one again, despite losing in the last 16 to China’s Qiang Wang on Sunday.last_img read more

Ibiza and Mérida complete the second round of the Cup

first_imgMérida 2 – La Nucía 2Less time had Mérida to overcome Fofo’s goal. When the referee indicated the start of the game it was already 37 minutes that were reflected on the scoreboard. While the idea was clear, the locals did not find the goal prize. Mario was close, but Oscar Fornés looked brilliant. It was not the most extensive first half that is remembered, but it did give time to modify the electronic. Fofo put it on, Juanji relented and Titi expanded differences. The audience (about 1,200 spectators) was speechless: their team was on the ropes. But he didn’t stop believing and, at the start, Jesús Mena cut. Twenty minutes later, after an exchange of docile blows, Antonio Pino set the boards with a magnificent and powerful definition. The group would still have the opportunity to celebrate, but Gaspar could not overcome a wall called Fornés. The extension gave rise to little more than a stretch of merit from Javi Sánchez. On penalties, the balance declined on the Merida side with only five of the ten maximum penalties converted. With epic, the Roman Stadium is already waiting for Celta. The 56 teams that will play the second round of the Copa del Rey from next Saturday are already known. Another 54, although especially the Celtic and the AlbaceteThey looked forward to discovering the complete list, in ‘stand by’ after the postponement of two matches due to the strong storm that hit the Iberian Peninsula last December. So, The confrontation between Mérida and La Nucía and the crossing of Pontevedra and Ibiza remained for tonight. However, the RFEF has already assigned a rival in the next phase for both, regardless of what happened in the matches. The winner of the first will play at home against the Celtic (Sunday, 16:00); the second one will see the faces with the Albacete (Saturday, 8:00 PM). Pontevedra 0 – Ibiza 2One more game, but with 17 minutes less. Pontevedra and Ibiza played the remaining 73, to resume the game with 0-0 on the scoreboard. Perhaps as a result of the circumstance, the Balearic team was better able to adapt to the conditions of the crash and was ahead of the half-hour of duel. Creeps, thanks to a powerful shot from the front of the area, brought his people closer to face each other with Albacete. After the goal, the Galicians got one more march, without any notable occasion. Even without ball control, Ibiza was more efficient and Mariano was close to scoring the second on the edge of rest. After the same pattern resumption, until Rodado sentenced with a great volley sent by Javi Pérez. Adighibe was close to thrill him, but Germán shattered the illusions of Pontevedra. Ibiza conquered Pasarón and already has the ‘Alba’ between eyebrow and eyebrow.last_img read more

United in talks with Mourinho over new contract

first_imgIt is believed talks between Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, and United began in October.United are currently second in the Premier League, 15 points behind leaders Manchester City, and have progressed through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they will face Sevilla.Mourinho has admitted United are finding it difficult to compete with City and Paris Saint-Germain in the transfer market and suggested his squad requires massive investment to enable them to compete with Europe’s elite clubs.In October, he spoke glowingly about what is taking at PSG, who shattered the world transfer record last summer to sign Neymar from Barcelona for £198m and followed that up by agreeing a deal with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe worth £166m.“At the moment in Paris there is something special. Magic, quality, youth – it’s fantastic,” Mourinho said.In the same interview with French television, Mourinho expressed a “desire to do new things” and said he does not intend to finish his career at United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mourinho is currently midway through the three-year contract he signed when succeeding Louis van Gaal in May 2016.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 4 – Manchester United are in talks with Jose Mourinho regarding a contract extension.Mourinho is currently midway through the three-year contract he signed when succeeding Louis van Gaal in May 2016.last_img read more