Governor Wolf Opposes Gutting of Independent Redistricting Commission Bill

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Opposes Gutting of Independent Redistricting Commission Bill April 11, 2018center_img Press Release,  Redistricting,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the House State Government Committee Republican ​majority’s last-minute move to gut and replace House Bill 722, originally to create an independent redistricting commission, with a redistricting process that is more politically driven:“This is partisan politics at its worst and it shows a flippant disregard for thousands of citizens that have spoken in favor of independent redistricting and ending gerrymandering. After the last few months, it should be clear that the solution to our broken redistricting system is not putting more power in the hands of partisan politicians. This is wrong, and it is an affront to our democracy. I urge the full House to reject this partisan political power play and demand a vote on a truly independent redistricting commission.”last_img read more

Valentine’s Day: No beau? Don’t despair. These homes will have you falling in love at first sight

first_imgThe pool at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, which is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.She might be a little high maintenance, but excellent value for money considering you get five bedrooms, a tennis court, an infinity edged pool, a deep water pontoon and a whole 2817 sqm of land to swoon over. BARDON HOME SETS TONGUES WAGGING DREAM DESIGNER BUILD INSIDE MKR’S NEW ELIMINATION HOUSE This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Sleek, stylish and clean-cut in fifty shades of grey, this tri-level home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms will fulfil your deepest desires.The city views will simply take your breath away and set the mood for a romantic night in. This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Imagine whipping up a home cooked meal in the chef’s kitchen before retiring to the covered, entertaining area, overlooking the swimming pool and barbecue facilities.Finish the evening with a long, relaxing bath in the decadent ensuite of the master bedroom.Interest over $2 million. 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate HillIf the modern man is more your type, this contemporary, inner-city masterpiece is sure to set your heart aflutter. This house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Best of all, it’s only a short walk to the local kindy and Eagle Junction State School, making school drop-off and pick-ups a breeze.Offers invited in the mid $2 millions. The tennis court at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, which is for sale.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago37 Queens Road, ClayfieldIf you’re in the mood to settle down and start a family, ‘Blenheim’ is your man.This drop dead gorgeous, restored home on 810 sqm has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and six separate living areas including a gorgeous wraparound front veranda with original wrought iron balustrades — perfect for the potter patter of tiny feet. The view from one of the bedrooms at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore.Marketing agent Barry Quinn of Ray White Rural said a similar riverfront acreage property in the neighbouring suburb of Fig Tree Pocket would likely sell for double what the vendors are hoping for.‘Jedburgh’ is scheduled for auction on Friday, March 23. The kitchen at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, which is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Features include Carrara marble bench tops, custom built Wyer and Craw kitchen, bathrooms and powder room, an outdoor pizza oven and a heated saltwater pool.Most of the home is on one level with the exception of a downstairs living/ media room, which doubles as a teenagers retreat or music room. This house at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. An ensuite at the house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 1/38A Scenic Rd, Kenmore, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.LOVE is in the air, but you don’t need a Valentine to feel the romance. These dreamboat homes have the potential to fulfil your wildest real estate fantasy and get your pulse racing — and they’re on the market right now.Be prepared to fall in love at first sight …1/38A Scenic Road, KenmoreThis riverfront, acreage beauty will have you at hello. Built circa 1884, ‘Jedburgh’ oozes old world charm and class with its colonial features, beautiful gardens. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The pool at 37 Queens Rd, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.au. This house at 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.last_img read more

GTBank Masters Cup Season 9 reaches semifinal stage

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available After a thrilling round of football in the quarter finals, eight teams in the male and female categories have advanced to the semifinal stages of the 2020 GTBank Masters Cup. All four games will be played at the Campos Stadium, Lagos Island on February 5, 2020, where the semifinalists will compete for a coveted spot in the grand finale. Last season’s winners in the male and female category, Kings College and Lead-Forte Gate College, will hope to defend their title when they take on Eko Boys High School, Mushin and Queens College, Yaba respectively. Coming off their five-goal rout of International School Lagos in the quarterfinals, Greensprings School, Lekki will be looking to keep up the momentum against last year’s male finalists, Anwar-Ul-Islam Model College, Agege, who also completed a seven-goal rout of C.M.S. Grammar School, Yaba. In the female category, Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire and Greensprings School, Lekki will battle it out for one of two spots in the final of the GTBank Masters Cup. Since its commencement in 2012, the GTBank Masters Cup has become one of the most anticipated secondary school football competitions renowned for discovering and developing indigenous talents, some of whom have secured scholarships and trials with football academies around the world. Now in its ninth season, the competition hosts 50 teams from over 40 schools who come together to showcase their football talent, whilst promoting the values of sportsmanship, passion, and fair play.The full schedule of the semi-finals is as follows: Wednesday 5th February 2020 Female Category Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire vs Greensprings School, Lekki Lead-Forte Gate College, Lekki vs Queens College, Yaba Male Category Anwar-Ul-Islam Model College, Agege vs Greensprings School, Lekki Eko Boys High School, Mushin vs Kings College, Lagos Island.Tags: 2020 GTBank Masters Cuplast_img read more

‘Grant monitoring Teye Partey progress’ – Gerard Nus

first_imgA member of Black Stars technical team, Gerard Nus, has revealed that Ghana coach Avram Grant is monitoring Atletico Madrid player Thomas for a possible call-up into the Black Stars.Ghana-born Thomas, full name Thomas Teye Partey, has come through the ranks at Atleti but has made just five La Liga appearances so far this season.However, the 22-year-old has recently been attracting attention in the Spanish media after scoring Atletico’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Levante this weekend.Nus told the BBC World Service: “He did well and it is going to be Avram Grant’s decision when he wants to take him (Partey). We talk about him (Partey) and many others. It is important that all of them know that and they do their job.”“We watch him and we know how good he is. The problem with the national team is that there are so many talents and it is hard to choose.“He has adapted to the different teams he has been and this is important especially when you are from overseas and you come from Africa and have to adapt to so many this. “In terms of football in those demanding leagues you have to be good technically and tactically and especially in Spain you have to be switched on in those aspects and be smart.”Teye Partey is yet to play for Ghana at any level.Following an earlier loan spell at Real Mallorca in 2013-14, Thomas spent last season on another loan deal at Almeria, scoring four times in 31 matches.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

LA Dodgers rookie Andrew Toles will start Game 1 of NLDS

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Toles conceded that the injury was affecting him at the plate, creeping into the mechanics of his swing. Roberts didn’t have Toles in the starting lineup for the final four games of the regular season and didn’t use Toles at all in the final two. Toles sat out Tuesday’s batting practice in Los Angeles, but he’s been on the field the last two days in D.C. “I am healthy,” Toles said confidently.That’s good news for the Dodgers and good news for the Toles family, who will be in the house for Game 1. Toles grew up in the Atlanta area, a two-hour flight from D.C. He said his father, mother, sister and others will make the trek.Just how many tickets will he be setting aside?“It’s going to be a lot of money out of my pocket,” he said.History in the makingRoberts and Dusty Baker are the first African-Americans to manage a playoff series from opposite dugouts. They’re also the only two African-American managers currently in the major-league ranks. “It gives us some pride in being African-American to show people that, you know, not only can we do the job, but we can do the job better than most,” said Baker, who is making his eighth trip to the postseason. “Especially this year.”Roberts’ father, Waymon, is black; his mother, Eiko, is Japanese. He is the first minority manager in the history of the Dodgers franchise, which joined the National League in 1890.“I think that when we look back it’s going to be more special,” Roberts said, “but I definitely know it’s certainly noted, and not to go unappreciated.”Added Baker, “hopefully it motivates other organizations to get some African-American managers; also to motivate other players that are playing now and former players that have managerial aspirations.”Two jobs became vacant this week when the Arizona Diamondbacks fired Chip Hale and the Colorado Rockies didn’t renew the expiring contract of Walt Weiss.AlsoCorey Seager is the Dodgers’ nominee for the Hank Aaron award, which recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league since it was established in 1999. Fans can cast ballots on MLB.com and on Twitter using the hashtag #VoteCorey. Matt Kemp (2011) is the only Dodger to win the award. … Livan Hernandez was scratched from his ceremonial first pitch duties in Game 1 because of travel complications caused by Hurricane Matthew. The storm is expected to mostly miss the D.C. area, though the forecast calls for rain Saturday afternoon. Toles, 24, regularly started against right-handed pitchers down the stretch for the Dodgers, so the starting assignment wasn’t terribly surprising.“I’m pretty used to it,” Toles said.Even though he spent all of April in Single-A before earning his first major-league promotion in July, Toles’ teammates are used to it now, too. As a Dodger, he batted .314 with a .365 on-base percentage in 48 games.“Is he starting? That’s awesome,” said pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who will start Game 1 for the Dodgers. “Tolesy; he’s great. Obviously very talented. You watch him throw and you watch him take batting practice, all that stuff. But for him to put the bat on the ball as consistently as he has, hard contact for this first month and a half that he’s been up, I mean, to be honest, I didn’t even know we had a guy named Andrew Toles in the minor leagues.”Toles throws right-handed and bats left-handed. So when he injured a tendon in his left wrist during a September series at Yankee Stadium, it never affected his standout skills in the outfield. But Toles’ batting stats sank as he hit 8 for 34 (.235) with no home runs from that series onward.center_img WASHINGTON >> There was no brace on Andrew Toles’ left wrist Thursday as the Dodgers took batting practice at Nationals Park, not long after Dave Roberts said the rookie would start in left field in Game 1 of the National League Division Series Friday.“Where he hits in the order, I haven’t decided yet,” Roberts said.Max Scherzer will start for the Nationals, a tough matchup for any rookie. The right-hander went 20-7 with a league-leading 284 strikeouts in the regular season, making him perhaps the front-runner for the N.L. Cy Young award.The kid gloves, the wrist brace, they’re all off now.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans have also made Julius Randle, Nikola Mirotic available

first_imgThe Pelicans could be looking to shake up their roster in a major way.New Orleans has made forwards Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle as well as wing E’Twaun Moore available before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, according to a report from ESPN’s Zach Lowe. The team is hoping to acquire picks in deals involving those players, the report says.   The Pelicans will face the Rockets in Houston on Tuesday. They’ll enter the matchup trailing the Clippers by 5 1/2 games for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 22-28 record.Davis, who has missed New Orleans’ last four games, remains sidelined with a finger injury. “Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship,” Paul told ESPN. “Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that’s the reason for informing them of this decision now. That’s in the best interests of both Anthony’s and the organization’s future.” Randle is tallying 19.9 points per game in 2018-19 while Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points and shooting 36.8 percent from 3-point range. Moore, an eight-year veteran, is also having one of his best career seasons.The report comes after Anthony Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN the star will not re-sign with the Pelicans and wants to be moved. Related News Anthony Davis trade rumor roundup: Pelicans taking calls, just not from Lakers; Lonzo Ball looks Eastlast_img read more

Warriors coach Steve Kerr explains 35-point loss to Mavericks

first_img“Defensively, we were not connected,” Kerr told reporters. “We weren’t talking, and we got off to that slow start. And Dallas is always a hard team to guard — they execute well, and I think they made 12 3s in the first half, 21 for the game. A lot of miscommunication — but we just couldn’t pull together after that slow start, and we never could get any traction in the game. So, we just got to flush this one down the toilet and move on to tomorrow. Not much else to do.” Kevin Durant: Nothing odd about Warriors’ 35-point loss “A lot of breakdowns. A lot of miscommunication, or lack of communication,” Kerr added. “Like I said, you have to give them credit. They executed. They made 21 3s. You have to make them even if you’re open. But I thought they played exceptionally well. For these late season games, for teams like Dallas that are out of the playoffs, it’s a free swing. There’s no pressure and we talked about that before the game. We knew they’d come out firing and playing with freedom and just letting it loose.”With the loss, the defending back-to-back champions fell to 49-23 and dropped to second place in the Western Conference, a 1/2 game back from the Nuggets. Steve Kerr after the Warriors got beat by 35 at home by the Mavericks pic.twitter.com/6iwPFCTm0L— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 24, 2019Kerr went onto explain his team “never could get anything going” after getting off to a slow start. Related News Warriors coach Steve Kerr provided an explanation for his team’s 35-point loss to the Mavericks on Saturday, citing a lack of communication and defensive problems as main areas for concern.The 126-91 loss marked Kerr’s worst since he started coaching the Warriors during the 2014-15 season and Golden State’s worst since 2007, according to ESPN Stats and Information. The Warriors shot 4-for-30 from beyond the arc and then were outscored 58-26 in bench points.last_img read more