Earth Day, 2018

first_imgEarth Day, 2018 Environment,  Proclamations WHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s 2018 Earth Day theme is “Everyone Plays a Part in Keeping Pennsylvania Clean,” which acknowledges the commonwealth’s commitment to raising awareness and encouraging Pennsylvanians to examine their personal impact on the environment; andWHEREAS, the first Earth Day was enacted in 1970 and engaged over 20 million Americans to advocate for a cleaner environment; andWHEREAS, Earth Day now has become a world-wide event and has highlighted some of the most critical environmental issues on the world stage; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Fish and Boat Commission, and Game Commission have an enormous responsibility to the citizens of the commonwealth, and work year-round to ensure Pennsylvania’s water, air, and land are protected; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania is blessed with a wealth of bountiful woodlands and waterways, often most visibly showcased in our 121 state parks and more than 2.2 million acres of state forests, and other public lands that enrich the lives of both residents and visitors alike, providing irreplaceable habitat for countless flora and fauna, sustainable natural resources, and many scenic recreational opportunities; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s commonwealth agencies challenge every resident of the commonwealth to help in conserving and protecting the environment via green activities, such as recycling, water and energy conservation, tree planting, and active education about environmental issues; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania supports projects that demonstrate and encourage energy conservation, sustainability, and the usage of renewable energy; andWHEREAS, special Earth Day events are offered throughout the commonwealth to encourage residents to identify what they can personally do to protect the environment and make Pennsylvania a cleaner and greener state.THEREFORE, in special recognition of the efforts and dedication of the commonwealth’s state agencies and volunteers, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2018, as EARTH DAY. I encourage all citizens to become engaged in their local communities and join efforts to help maintain and improve Pennsylvania’s urban and rural environments.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this fifteenth day of March, two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the proclamation below. You can also view the proclamation on Scribd and as a PDF. Governor Wolf Proclamation — Earth Day 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd April 05, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Alessandro Del Piero signs deal with Sydney FC

first_imgFormer Italy and Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero is joining Sydney FC in a deal that will make him the highest-profile player in the A-League.“I’m happy to announce that a few hours ago I signed a deal with the Sydney Football Club,” Del Piero said.“So for the next two years I suppose I can say that I’ll be Australian. I’m starting a splendid and fantastic adventure. I couldn’t have chosen a better situation or a better place.”The two-year deal is reportedly worth $2m per season, which will make Del Piero the highest paid athlete in Australia’s four football codes, including rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules.The 37-year-old Del Piero reportedly turned down offers from English Premier League clubs Liverpool and Southampton.“We touched all the continents,” Del Piero said. “This choice is far away in terms of kilometres but it’s very close in terms of philosophy. … I can’t wait to go and discover a country that everyone describes to me as fantastic.”The A-League, which has had several teams fold in the last two years due to financial problems and dwindling attendance, needs Del Piero as a draw card.He was a member of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning team. He scored a club-record 286 goals in all competitions over 19 seasons with Juventus, although managed just five – and only two in Serie A – last season in limited playing time as the Turin club won its first Italian league title since before the 2006 match-fixing scandal.“We’re honored to have Alessandro sign for Sydney FC,” club chief executive Tony Pignata said, sitting next to Del Piero at a press conference in Turin. “It’s a momentous occasion.”The A-League’s other past marquee signings have been formerly England-based Trinidad and Tobago star Dwight Yorke, who also played for Sydney in 2005-06, and former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler, who played with the now-defunct North Queensland team and Perth Glory from 2009-11. “The only question I asked was if we can win, and they responded ‘yes,”‘ Del Piero said. “I’m not going there for a vacation. I’m going there with total dedication.”Juventus announced early last season that it would not renew Del Piero’s contract. He was also linked with moves to the Middle East, China, Argentina, the United States and Switzerland.“It will be a big change for me after 19 years with a team which I will continue to support,” Del Piero said. “I’ve done all I could have done here and there couldn’t be a better choice for me.”last_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD, has expressed his sympathy on the death of former Senator Bernard McGlinchey.“It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Bernard McGlinchey. Bernard’s record in public life was a remarkable one. Bernard served in Seanad Éireann for over 20 years and in that time had a significant impact on Irish politics and public life. He also had an extraordinary record in local government, serving for over 50 years as a Councillor in Donegal,” said the party leader.“His commitment to local government and to the advancement of his county was immense. “Bernard also worked diligently for, and was a very effective member of, the North Western Health Board with a particular interest in the development of community health initiatives.“He supported many other public representatives and gave them great help and guidance, many of whom later went on to become members of Dáil Éireann and government ministers. Bernard also sought to improve the quality of life of the people he represented.“Bernard’s contribution to Fianna Fáil was immense and his role in guiding Fianna Fáil in Donegal North East over many years and during successive elections was truly skilled and inspirational. He was towering figure within our party in Donegal for decades, someone who made a real impact and difference and someone who will be missed.“I know he will also be deeply missed in Donegal and across the country. “On behalf of myself and the Fianna Fáil party I would like to extend my sympathies to Bernard’s family and friends.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.” FIANNA FAIL LEADER MICHEAL MARTIN IN BERNARD McGLINCHEY TRIBUTE was last modified: April 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FIANNA FAIL LEADER MICHEAL MARTIN IN BERNARD McGLINCHEY TRIBUTElast_img read more