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Governor and Lt. Governor Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Events in Philadelphia

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman today celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of service event and national bell ringing ceremony, both in Philadelphia.At the 24th Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College, Gov. Wolf called for peaceful action toward an end to gun violence, moving forward to safer communities, taking care of each other, and following the example of Dr. King.“We simply cannot accept gun violence as a normal part of American life,” Gov. Wolf said. “And now, we simply cannot wait any longer to act. We need to stand together as Dr. King showed us, stronger than hate and united against violence. “It is increasingly important that we all come together, from different communities and different backgrounds, to celebrate what Dr. King stood for, what this day represents. We can and should make a commitment to serving our communities and each other every day.”At the day of service, the governor and lieutenant governor participated in assembling “dream booths,” portable three-dimensional displays made of synthetic plastic pipe with panels of cloth with personal expressions of values and dreams of a world without gun violence called Dreamline Banners attached.The Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service is organized through Global Citizen, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, community volunteering, civic responsibility, and sustained active citizenship among diverse groups, particularly young people. Global Citizen promotes democracy building, voter education, and participation, locally and globally.At the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. annual bell ringing ceremony, Governor Wolf’s remarks focused on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. “Dr. King’s example – his dedication to his community, to his incredible cause, and to his fellow man is truly awe-inspiring and I’m really pleased to play a small part in both preserving and moving forward his legacy,” Gov. Wolf said.“Moving forward – with peaceful yet powerful action and not passivity. This is a focus of my second term as governor of this great state; a state that celebrates and demonstrates its diversity, its commitment to family, to neighbor, to community every day. Nowhere is that more evident than in Dr. King’s legacy.”Dr. King’s widow, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, requested a national bell ringing ceremony to commemorate the first national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 1986 as a means to further the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission’s mandate to “to provide advice and assistance to federal, state and local governments and to private organizations with respect to the observance of the holiday.”Laura Wooten, a longtime election day volunteer, was the official bell ringer for the ceremony. The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. was founded by Honorable Dr. C. DeLores Tucker and a group of local leaders in 1983, 17 years after the assassination of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The mission of the association is to preserve and advance the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through educating, interpreting, advocating and promoting nonviolent theory and philosophy. “Because Dr. King devoted his life to making our world better, let us follow his example by doing the same,” Gov. Wolf said. “And let us work to make the world fairer and our communities better every day.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 21, 2019center_img Governor and Lt. Governor Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Events in Philadelphialast_img read more

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Shabby Gold Coast beach shack fetches almost $2 million

first_imgBilinga’s median house price sits at $680,000, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. It has jumped 47.7 per cent in the past five years. Mr Dowker said the area’s increasing demand was thanks to its low-density living environment and casual charm. “The location and the quiet lifestyle of the area is what’s attracting a lot of buyers,” he said. “It has a very relaxed and laid-back feel to it.” The 1940s house was in original condition.Mr Dowker said the million-dollar price tag was an “entry-level” figure for beachfront properties on the Gold Coast. An interstate investor offloaded the property. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“They felt it was a good time to sell and take advantage of current market conditions with capital growth,” Mr Dowker said. The deal forms part of a string of eye-watering shabby beach shack sales notched along Bilinga’s beachfront this year through Mr Dowker. The house sat on a skinny 506sq m block.In February, 14 Pacific Pde sold for a staggering $2.3 million. The 673sq m block at the southern end of the strip has an original condition, 1960s beach house on it. Last month, No. 124 also changed hands, selling at auction for $1.936 million. It had a dilapidated block of four units occupying the 506sq m site. Mr Dowker said the popular beachfront strip was going through gentrification, with dated properties getting harder and harder to come by.“They’re slowly becoming extinct and the old shacks will command a premium in the future as the numbers further reduce,” he said. “The location is becoming increasingly popular and there is higher demand with freehold opportunities where people see value in owning land.“This coupled with the value compared to Currumbin, Palm Beach and Mermaid Beach is what’s alluring buyers to the area.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat does property demand mean?01:38 A shabby shack at 64 Pacific Pde, Bilinga, sold for $1.95 million.A CLASSIC beach shack in original condition and metres from the sand and surf has sold for a premium price. The 1940s two-storey beach house on Bilinga’s Pacific Pde sold for $1.95 million. The dated house sat at the front of the long and skinny 506sq m block among a “developing landscape of contemporary new statement residences”. MORE NEWS: Why selling at auction can mean a six-figure differencecenter_img MORE NEWS: Luxury mansion redesigned: see the before and afters The beach house is on Bilinga’s popular beachfront.Ray White Mermaid Beach agent Troy Dowker inked the deal and said a Brisbane buyer secured the keys.“They loved the beachfront location (and) wanted to buy now as they feel properties like these will command a much higher price in the future,” he said. “They are planning to retire in the next couple of years and move into the property. “They may keep the property and renovate or they may knockdown and rebuild.” last_img read more

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Alex Trebek Says He is Beating Cancer

first_imgCrediting love, support and prayers from family,friends and millions of viewers, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says the progress he is making against stage 4 pancreatic cancer is “mindboggling.”Alex Trebek Reveals Some of His Tumors Have Shrunk by 50 Percent: ‘It’s Kind of Mind-Boggling’ https://t.co/VrYncDAZYJ— People (@people) May 29, 2019 Trebek told People magazine that in the past few months since his diagnosis the tumors have shrunk significantly and he plans to beat the aggressive and deadly cancer.Trebek is preparing to start taping the 36th year of Jeopardy in the next few months.last_img read more

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