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

NATI win Berbice YBG National Schools Basketball Festival Regionals final

first_imgKADEEM Dover proved why he is rated as one of Guyana’s best U-17 players when he shot New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) to a four-point win over Berbice High School in the final of the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) National Schools Basketball Festival, which was played on Sunday in the Ancient County.The combo guard, who finished as the competition’s most valuable player (MVP), scored 21 points in the 34-30 win.Jeremy Williams finished with 12 points for NATI.Timothy Harris with eight points and Charles Williamson with seven were the main scorers for Berbice High.Both schools have gained automatic entry to the School Festival, which is scheduled to start this Sunday at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The tournament is sponsored by Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd, Banks DIH LTD, ExxonMobil and National Sports Commission.last_img read more

BGC: SNP must ease draconian orders or lose 4,500 jobs

first_img UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Share Share The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has demanded that the Scottish Government lift ‘draconian restrictions’ that are wrecking the viability of Scottish bookmakers making a business comeback from lockdown.Closed since mid-March, Scotland’s 900 betting shops were allowed to reopen on Monday 29 June.However, Scottish National Party (SNP) ministers applied last-minute requirements demanding betting shops remove chairs and switch off machines, in addition to prohibiting venues from broadcasting live racing.Sanctioning the restrictions, Scottish finance secretary Kate Forbes said the decision had been made “to avoid clusters of people gathering to watch live sport”.The BGC stated that the SNP needs to urgently rethink its reopening conditions for betting shops, in which it has placed 4,500 people at risk of losing their jobs.Calling for direct action by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, BGC CEO Michael Dugher said: “Our members warned in advance that the draconian restrictions being proposed by the Scottish Government were unnecessary and would have a devastating impact on their businesses – sadly they have been proved right.”“Nicola Sturgeon was right to say she wanted every business ‘trading viably’ but the Scottish Government is single-handedly wrecking the viability of hundreds of betting shops in Scotland.  Scottish betting shops are bracing themselves for closures and there are thousands of jobs at stake unless Nicola Sturgeon re-thinks.”Betting leadership has lambasted the Scottish government’s actions as ‘ridiculous’, and far stricter than those imposed in other parts of UK.Monitoring Scottish betting shops, the BGC underlined that incumbents ‘have seen their turnover fall by up to 95% compared to before lockdown’.Dugher added: “Making bookies open without any chairs or live racing shows a complete misunderstanding of how they operate. Customers don’t sit in for hours – they like to pop in for a bet and then sit down and watch how their horse or greyhound got on.“I’ve seen how betting shops elsewhere in the UK have been able to re-open perfectly safely with social distancing and anti-Covid measures like screens and hand sanitisers, and the exact same measures are in place in Scotland… We would urge Nicola Sturgeon to intervene before it’s too late.”last_img read more

Kwesi Appiah cautions Black Stars ahead of World Cup qualifiers

first_imgEx-Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah has cautioned the Black Stars ahead of the group phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The Al Khartoum coach noted that the group stage will comprise of the big teams on the continent which will require great effort from the team should they make their fourth successive World Cup appearance.However, Appiah was optimistic the team will overcome all obstacles and make the tournament in Russia.“I think the next stage, that’s the group stage will be a little difficult unlike the preliminary rounds,” Appiah said.“This stage is where you face all the big and good teams in Africa but not withstanding I know and believe the Black Stars can make it.”“They should just keep up their form and try as much as possible to get good results in the games, and I strongly believe they can qualify for Russia 2018.” Appiah is the first ever Ghanaian to qualify and lead the Black Stars to the FIFA World Cup.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more