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Governor Wolf, PHRC and Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs Issue Statement Condemning Racial Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 301 Fifth AvenueSuite 390, Piatt PlacePittsburgh, PA 15222333 Market Street8th Floor Suite 501Harrisburg, PA 17101-2210110 North 8th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107 African American Affairs,  Hate Crime,  National Issues,  Non-discrimination,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission released the following joint statement about acts of discrimination in places of public accommodation:“We have shared public concerns over recent incidents in Pennsylvania, including the arrest of two Black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the treatment of five Black female golf club members at the Grandview Golf Course in Dover, York County, and racial slurs being shouted at a Black student by a Penn State student. These types of incidents have no place in Pennsylvania.“We must do everything we can to curb the painful and far-reaching impact of bias, prejudice, and hate on individuals across the commonwealth. We must all work together to stand up for what is right and protect individuals in our communities from discrimination.“Our commonwealth – especially our shared interests of better communities and opportunities for our families – is stronger when we are united and treat each other as equals. We must continue to work to combat discrimination, reject both avert and systemic racism, and bring fairness to our institutions at all levels.”“The commonwealth has strengthened anti-discrimination policies for state employees, visitors to state buildings, and all contractors that do business with the commonwealth. However, we must ensure all commonwealth employers and places of public accommodation are ensuring no one is the subject of discrimination and violators must be held accountable.“We urge business managers and owners to reflect upon the treatment of individuals who seek to patronize your businesses. Businesses are considered places of public accommodations and are subject to the anti-discrimination provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA).”The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act guarantees that individuals have the right to obtain all the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any public accommodation. If you feel a place of public accommodation has treated you differently because of your race, color, sex or any other protected class status, please visit our website: or call your regional office for more information on filing a complaint. April 26, 2018 Governor Wolf, PHRC and Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs Issue Statement Condemning Racial Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation Pittsburgh Regional OfficeHarrisburg Regional OfficePhiladelphia Regional Office 412-565-5395412-565-5711 TTY only717-787-9780717-787-7279 TTY only215-560-2496215-560-3599 TTY onlylast_img read more

Time capsule house to be given new lease on life

This rundown house at Woodend was recently purchased by Apprenticeships Queensland, and will be given a full reno in the new year. SuppliedA HOUSE described as a “time capsule” will be renovated by school-aged apprentices — the third such project undertaken by Aprenticeships Queensland.The company, which employs apprentices and trainees and provides on-the-job experience, recently bought 10 Williams St East in Woodend, with students to start work on it early next year. And the kitchen after the transformation. The bathroom before … The Hill Street project before the renovation … Even the wash basin remained. Supplied And the pedal-power Singer sewing machine. Supplied.Another renovation project at Herbert St in Sadlier’s Cross is nearing completion. It was bought for $285,000 in 2017, and the young apprentices have been working alongside experienced tradies to completely renovate the 1925-era house.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe first project house — 12 Hill St, North Ipswich — was bought for $275,000 and sold a year later for $447,500, according to property records. The Hill St kitchen before the renovation … And after the renovation.The apprentices and trainees will be a mix of local boys and girls from grades 11 and 12.They will work alongside local tradies, and will learn a wide range of skills.Mr Hilberg said the students would, unlike a lot of trade workers, see the project from start to finish.“They tend to take a lot of pride from the work they do,” he said, noting some would go on to secure long-term apprenticeships. Inside the Woodend house is a treasure trove of old world furniture. Supplied … and after the renovation. But it is inside that the changes are more dramatic.Apprentice Queensland CEO Paul Hilberg said their most recent house acquisition at Woodend offered a snapshot of the past.He said the house was full of old world furniture, and even had original family photographs still on the walls. “There was a pedal-powered Singer sewing machine, the old wash basin at the end of the bed, it was like a treasure trove and many of the students would never have seen some of these items,” he said. “The house, we are told, is about 100-plus years old, and we were also told it had been in the same family that entire time.“When time comes to renovate it, we will want to maintain the heritage of the house and update it.” read more

Agent: Arsenal too big for Gent striker

first_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Beautiful Mutations: 15 Staggering Photos Of HeterochromiaThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals? “The next step has to be a smart one, so maybe that’s too big a jump at the moment. The whole picture has to be right. In what field does a club play? “How does the coach feel about Jonathan? How sure is he of a base pitch? An intermediate step might be better sometimes. Read Also:Gent striker urged to wait for Man Utd “I understand that Gent would still like to keep Jonathan, but the club will also like it Gent got him for zero euros, and he will now leave for a record amount.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Agent of Gent striker, Jonathan David, has said a move to Arsenal would be a step too big at this stage in his career. Arsenal have been tentatively linked with the Canadian hitman but that move has been ruled out. “Take Arsenal. We’ll talk about top five in the Premier League,” agent Nick Mavromaros told HLN.Advertisementlast_img read more

DCCF hosts ‘Cinco de Mayo’ celebration

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Decatur County Community Foundations Women’s Committee will host a Cinco De Mayo celebration May 5 at 5p.m. in the Tree County Players Playhouse at the corner of Main and West Streets.The event includes margaritas, tacos, and guest speaker, Amy Dillon, she’ll be talking about the future of Girls, Inc. in Decatur County.Reservations are $20 and space is limited so RSVP early by calling 812-662-6364 or email

Koulibaly own goal hands Juventus dramatic win to ruin Napoli comeback

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Higuain joins Inter Miami after Juventus exit Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly scored an injury-time own goal to hand Juventus a 4-3 Serie A victory in Turin on Saturday after the visitors had fought back from three goals down. Goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Italian champions a 3-0 lead with less than half an hour remaining. Napoli refused to give up as Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano scored within two minutes of each other before Giovanni Di Lorenzo completed a stunning comeback. But Koulibaly volleyed a free kick into his own net in stoppage time to hand Juve an early advantage in the Serie A title race. Juventus face a trip to Fiorentina next after the international break, while Napoli host Sampdoria. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoGonzalo HiguainJuventusKalidou KoulibalyKostas ManolasNapolilast_img read more

Premier League restart postponed indefinitely

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Premier League clubs have decided to push back their return to action indefinitely. But they remain determined to complete the 2019-20 season. Leading figures from the 20 clubs, including Tony Bloom and Paul Barber, representing Albion, on Friday met via video link to discuss the next step in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. They had, notionally at least, been due to return to playing the end of this moth. A Premier League statement read: “It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019-20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so. “The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time. “The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution. “With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition. “However, any return to play will only be with the full support of Government and when medical guidance allows.”Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Pochettino happy with Vertonghen

first_img Vertonghen came off the bench at the Etihad Stadium after Fazio was sent off in Spurs’ latest heavy defeat to City. Pochettino says the players have responded well to that 4-1 loss but is well aware a winning response is needed in Thursday’s Europa League clash against Asteras Tripolis. The Greek side arrive in north London as a relatively-unknown quantity but Spurs’ coaching staff have done their homework on the current Group C leaders. “I have a lot of information about Asteras,” Pochettino said. “It is a very good team, a lot of Argentine players, seven, and I believe that they have a very good philosophy. “They have very good players and had very good results against Partizan and Besiktas. “They are a very dynamic team, play well, offensive, brave and we expect a very tough game.” The 27-year-old had been one of the first names on the team sheet ever since arriving from Ajax in 2012, yet has found it hard to pin down a regular first-team berth this term. Vertonghen’s place on the bench in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City reignited rumours that all may not be well between the defender and Pochettino – something both have downplayed in recent weeks. Pochettino attempted to extinguish that speculation once again on Wednesday, saying: “Jan is an important player for Tottenham and for us. “But a lot of rumours and information and different situations, and for me it’s easy because I don’t read it. Never. “I know the players are sometimes affected by comment or rumours and they call me about the rumours but Jan is a very important player for Tottenham and for me. “After the Arsenal and Southampton games, we had the international break. Younes Kaboul and Federico Fazio worked very hard here [during that] and are fresh. I gave them the opportunity to play but I haven’t changed my view on Jan. For me, he is a very good player and he is a key player for us.” Vertonghen recently revealed talks over a new, long-term contract had come to an end, although Pochettino denied that had upset the defender, so too the fact he was overlooked for the captaincy. “I never hear from Jan that he wants to leave or change something,” the former Argentina defender said. “After it is impossible to hear or to trust in other people around him because for me it is important when we have a chat inside my office that never Jan told me he wants to leave the club. “I have trust in my player and Jan never told me about that. He is happy at Tottenham. Maybe sometimes he wants to play more but my decision is to take a decision. He is happy and I’m happy with him.” Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has rejected talk of an issue with Jan Vertonghen, insisting the Belgium defender remains happy at White Hart Lane. Press Associationlast_img read more

Persaud and Sukhram in the lead after day one

first_imgON a day when the weather was not too kind, 72 golfers converged at the Lusignan Golf Course, but at the end of day one of the Guyana Open Golf two-day tournament, defending male champion, Avinash Persaud, and 2014 champion, Christine Sukhram took the lead.Persaud demonstrated his youth and adequate experience to finish the day with a gross 71, ahead of his sibling Avinda Kishore and Mohanlall Dinanauth, who closed the day on 74 gross each.Speaking with Chronicle Sport after the day’s play, Persaud related that he is pleased with his performance, adding that it will definitely take another hard day’s work to defend his title.Meanwhile, on the distaff side, which saw four locals batting for supremacy, defending champion Joaan Deo had a relatively challenging day, finishing third, with a gross 89.But, despite that result, the 27-year-old said she is very much in the game.Avinash Persaud“Last year, I was six shots behind after day one and come back with an impressive second day and won. This year I’m seven shots from the lead; I’m a little behind, but still very much in the game. I will just have to do what I did last year and go out there and play my best golf tomorrow (today),” Deo told this publication last evening.Meanwhile, 2014 champion Christine Sukhram is in the lead with a gross 82. Last year’s second place winner, Shaunella Webste, chalked up a gross 86 while Anasha Ally secured a gross 130.The 28-year-old Sukhram said her game was somewhat indifferent, which eventually give her opponents some force. However, she remains confident in reclaiming the title.Today is the scheduled final round of competition, after which will be the presentation ceremony.last_img read more

Djokovic will play in US Open tennis

first_imgWORLD number one Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the US Open, which starts on 31 August, in New York.Defending champion Rafael Nadal has already decided not to enter because of concerns about Covid-19, while five-time winner Roger Federer is recovering from knee surgery.In June, Djokovic called the US Open’s coronavirus safety protocols “extreme”.“It was not an easy decision to make, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited,” he said.Djokovic, who is president of the ATP Player Council, had previously questioned the protocols in place for the tournament to go ahead and spoke to organisers about his concerns.The 33-year-old will arrive in the United States on 15 August to compete at the Western and Southern Open, which takes place in New York – instead of its usual Cincinnati home – from 20 to 28 August.Both events are to be held without fans at Flushing Meadows, with players having to follow strict safety measures.Despite those measures, a number of other players have followed Nadal in withdrawing, including women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty and fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios.Former world number one Andy Murray is expected to compete after being granted a wildcard.Djokovic has not played since apologising after he and three other players tested positive for Covid-19 at his own Adria Tour competition.He later admitted it had been “too soon” to stage the tournament.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Post your FREE Garage Sales ad for this weekend here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The garage sales for Nov. 21-23 are as follows. Remember you can still advertise your garage sale in the comment section below.Happy bargain selling and hunting!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down alda · 299 weeks ago 2 Day in House and Garage Final Estate Sale at 711 South Washington, Wellington. Friday, November 21, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Upstairs and Attic have been emptied and moved downstairs. Garage portion of sale accessible by alley behind house. Lots of stuff but includes: Christmas Decor, Lawn Mower, Mini Race Car, Spinet Piano, Dog Run, Antique School Desk, Antique Sewing Machine, TY, Ornate Tea Set, Dining Table, Rocker Chair, Wall Clocks, Grandfather Clock, Tools! Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Darrell · 299 weeks ago PSE Bow Nova R/H 70lbs. Camo finish, excellant condition, Case, quiver, optic sights, rear peep sight, & arrows. $150 620-440-8549 Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Main Street Printing · 299 weeks ago Moving Sale- After 26 years in this location Main Street Printing is moving and must downsize!!! You name it….Iv’e got it….Commercial metal Shelving-Metal Upright Storage Cabinets-Furniture-Antiques-Collectables-Slat Wall Board w/ display Brackets-Homemade Marquarita Machine-Christmas Tree’- Christmas Decorations-Clothing-Salon Equipment and much more….Still sorting out ! 107 North Washington-Friday November 21st 5:00 – 8:00 and Saturday 8:00 – Noon…New items will be added Saturday. Priced to sell….I have to clear the building….No Early Sales or Lookers!! ??’s call 620-326-3639 Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Andy McEntire · 299 weeks ago Estate Sale 124 North Elm Saturday Nov 22 8-1 Dining room table,chairs -Hutch- TV- Desk and much more…….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 299 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more