Governor Wolf Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas

first_img National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement:“I’m greatly saddened by the horrific acts of violence that have taken place over the past several days.“We have to ask ourselves, is this the type of country we want? I believe the answer is no.“We must treat each other with compassion and understanding. We must seek to understand each other, our similarities and our differences. And we must never, ever let violence beget violence.“When incidents like those in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas happen, it raises concerns and questions, and we must demand change and action.“It is unacceptable for people to live in fear because of the color of their skin. There is no justification.“Law enforcement has a trying and dangerous job to do, and they keep us safe. As officers were bringing out the best in ourselves by protecting protesters and preserving their right to assemble, they were attacked. There is no justification for that either.“All of us must take steps – community leaders, elected officials, public safety professionals, each and every person – to build the country we want so that all people feel safe in their interactions with their fellow citizens. We all must denounce violence unequivocally and embrace peace. We must ensure that justice is served to those who commit attacks and gruesome crimes against fellow citizens and law enforcement. We must demand better of our country and our fellow Americans.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Read Governor Wolf’s flag order to honor the five police officers who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texascenter_img   SHARE  TWEET July 08, 2016last_img read more

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Keane backed to step up for Ireland

first_img Press Association His number two said: “We’re not daft, we know what’s at stake, but we’re ready for it. Pressure is part of the game. These are the games you look forward to. “We had a couple of friendlies last week with the North and England and that’s all well and good, decent games for us, but that was like the foreplay. The action starts on Saturday. “There are a lot of key decisions to be made, but that’s what we’re here for and what the manager is paid for. “People keep talking the game up, but it’s a big game and we know that. Martin is experienced and hopefully we pick the right starting XI. “There are lots of things to look at – who is carrying injuries, Robbie lacking match-sharpness – but it’s about making the right decisions.” One man over whom O’Neill will not have to make a decision is Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, who has left the camp after failing to shake off hip and groin problems following his debut as a substitute against England on Sunday. Ireland did not turn in one of the better performances in the defeat at Celtic Park, and there is a general acceptance that they will have to play at a significantly higher level if they are to emerge with victory. However, former captain Keane has a simple recipe for success. Asked what they needed to do differently this time around, he said: “Score. Keep a clean sheet. Score and keep a clean sheet. “We know which games are very important in the group and this is really important. We’re ready for it.” The 34-year-old striker, who has 65 goals to his name in 139 senior appearances for his country, has played just 169 minutes of football for LA Galaxy since the beginning of April because of a groin injury. However, assistant manager Keane has no doubts that his namesake, who was left on the bench for the first time in 13 years as the Republic lost 1-0 in Glasgow in the reverse fixture in November, will do a job if he is asked to start the crucial Group D encounter by manager Martin O’Neill on Saturday evening. The former Manchester United and Ireland skipper said: “If Robbie starts, he won’t let us down. Whoever starts the game won’t let us down as we have good competition. “Murph (Daryl Murphy) is doing well, (David) McGoldrick, (Shane) Long – there are options up front and we’ll see in the next 24 hours, if there is no reaction to Robbie. “He played the weekend, a bit of travelling, trained yesterday and today – today was a bit more intense for him – and the manager has a decision to be made. “But if Robbie plays, like he has always done a 100-odd times, he won’t let us down.” The Galaxy frontman played the full 90 minutes of his club’s 1-0 defeat by Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday evening and joined up with the Republic squad on Tuesday. He took to the training pitch at Gannon Park in Malahide on Thursday morning having learned that his cousin Alan Harris had died in an industrial accident which left brother Steve fighting for his life after both were overcome by toxic fumes while working in a sewer just a few minutes from the team hotel in Portmarnock on Wednesday evening. Assistant manager Keane said: “I don’t really know the ins and outs. But he has trained today, being the professional he is as you would expect, and as far as he’s concerned he’s focusing on the game.” If the identity of the man who eventually fills that striking berth represents a key decision for O’Neill, it is one of several he faces, but he will not shy away from them as he attempts to propel the Republic back into the thick of the fight for qualification. Roy Keane is convinced record goalscorer Robbie Keane will not let the Republic of Ireland down if he is pitched into Euro 2016 battle with Scotland. last_img read more

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Bears RB Montgomery limps off practice field

first_img Bears running back David Montgomery limped off the field at practice Wednesday after injuring his groin when making a cut on a running play.Montgomery, a second-year pro who is expected to carry much of the load in the running game, went down in a non-contact drill. After he took a handoff from Mitch Trubisky and ran to his left, Montgomery fell as he cut. He later was carted to Halas Hall to be examined by the medical staff.Coach Matt Nagy said it was uncertain how severe the injury is.“You try to stay as positive as you can,” Nagy said.Montgomery had a solid rookie season, rushing for 889 yards and six touchdowns. He also made 25 receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown.Veteran Tarik Cohen is the Bears’ other main running back. They did not draft any other running backs this year.Montgomery was enjoying a strong training camp, had lost 7 pounds in an attempt to get into better shape and improve on an 889-yard rookie season.Now the Bears are left searching through a running back group short on experience.Former practice squad player Ryan Nall is one of the key backups to Montgomery and has two NFL carries. His former Oregon State teammate, undrafted rookie Artavis Pierce, is another backup. Tarik Cohen is the third-down runner, but not an every-down ball carrier out of the backfield.The other player working with running backs and in the backs’ meeting room is former wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.Between them, it seems the Bears could be lacking a potential all-around back should Montgomery be out long.“There are certain things that are their strengths versus what David does,” Nagy said. ’I think we all know that.“With Cordarrelle still doing things with some wide receiver stuff within our system that we’re doing but yet playing some more running back, playing a lot more running back and being with them, he’s learning. He’s learning that stuff. So these experiences he gets, he probably doesn’t do as well as David. ”One concern is pass blocking, which coaches had said was a strength of Montgomery’s.“David has been playing that position his entire life. And then (Cohen) same thing, does a lot of good things. He has strengths and weaknesses back there. So when times like this happen and you have a guy in practice that’s out, now sometimes you’ve got to adjust and you can work to the strengths of those other players.”Nagy couldn’t shoot down the possibility GM Ryan Pace would consider a free agent running back if Montgomery is gone for long.“What are our options? Do we like where we’re at right now, or do we feel like we need to go outside of the building?” Nagy said. “That’s all stuff that we’ll discuss. Whatever we do, we’ll do it so that it helps us. For sure, we’ve gotta look at all that.”With only 18 days until the the season-opener at Detroit, Nagy thinks there is still time to bring in a back and have him prepared within the offense if the decision is to bring in a another player.“But we as coaches have gotta do our job of making sure it’s a smooth transition,” Nagy said.The injury isn’t the only one plaguing the Bears at the moment. Both defensive end Akiem Hicks (quad muscle) and wide receiver Allen Robinson II (ankle) have been out since last week, although Nagy said he expects the injuries shouldn’t prevent them from being available for the opener.Image credits: AP LIVE TV Last Updated: 27th August, 2020 06:09 IST Bears RB Montgomery Limps Off Practice Field Bears running back David Montgomery limped off the field at practice Wednesday after injuring his groin when making a cut on a running play Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 27th August, 2020 06:09 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US COMMENT WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Get Out: Art exhibit

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champGauche’s work is fueled by narratives of travels, traditions and myths as well as devastating hardships, both physical and psychological. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 818-546-1000 or see www.harvestgallery.com. An opening reception for the “Megapolis Osmosis” exhibit will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Gallery, 938 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The exhibit, featuring works by Susan Bolles, Gregory Brisson and Gauche, will continue through Jan. 13. Bolles depicts household objects and appliances in her art with bright colors and well-defined shadows. Brisson is influenced by German expressionism and his art often has whimsical themes. last_img read more

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