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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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DONEGAL DRIVERS ‘MOST HELPFUL’ IN THE COUNTRY, SAYS SURVEY

first_imgDRIVERS FROM DONEGAL are most likely to pull in and help a stranded motorist, new research said tody.Drivers from Kildare and Meath are least likely to stop and help however.The new survey by AA Ireland found that 61 per cent of drivers in Donegal said they would intervene if they saw someone who needed assistance compared to 40 per cent in Kildare and 43.2 per cent in Meath. The survey asked 12,300 drivers whether they’d stop to help someone who visibly needed help or simply keep driving.Drivers were asked what they would do in the situation, rather than whether they have ever actually stopped to help in the past.There was a clear gender divide in whether people would stop to help. 55 per cent of men said they would stop and help a female motorist while just 4 per cent of women said they would do the same for a lone male driver.Some male respondents to the poll said that they wouldn’t be comfortable helping a lone female without someone else present for that they could be perceived as a threat. Just under 60 per cent of respondents said they would stop to help a stranded driver who had young children in their car. The figure was higher for men than for women with 67 per cent of male drivers saying the would stop.Sixty per cent of drivers say they would stop to help an elderly motorist whose vehicle had broken down, rising to 71 per cent among the poll’s male participants.The poll also identified an element of camaraderie among motorcyclists, with respondents stating they would always stop to assist a fellow biker.12,300 drivers were polled by AA Rescue for the survey. DONEGAL DRIVERS ‘MOST HELPFUL’ IN THE COUNTRY, SAYS SURVEY was last modified: January 22nd, 2012 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)last_img read more

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SILVER SUCCESS FOR DONEGAL GYMNASTICS GROUP FINESSE

first_imgFinesse receive their medals at the Dublin FleadhCongratulations to Finesse gymnastics display team who returned home late last night after a marathon day of 15 hours with silvers medals from the Dublin Fleadh.The Letterkenny-based Gymnastics Display Team 16 gymnasts aged 6-17 are from all over the county.The Dublin Fleadh is Ireland’s premier gymnastics display event hosted in the sports complex U.C.D with the top teams from across Ireland and Britain taking part. This year saw 31 teams attending with a very strong attendance from Scottish teams. Finesse were debuting their routine Charleston fusion a modern mix of dance and gymnastics skills. The gymnasts performed to the very best of their ability and executed an outstandingly and precise routine.It is very rewarding for the team after all of their hard work and commitment that they have put in, hopefully they can keep the momentum with them when they travel to Italy next weekend to represent Ireland at the Festival del Sole.Despite an unfortunate accident by another clubs gymnast towards the end of the event the official medal ceremony was unable to take place, just proving what dangerous sport gymnastics can be.Finesse Gymnastics Display Team Amber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Rachel Canning, Ailbhe Gallagher, Molly Gallagher,Adele King , Ellie King , Fiona Lafferty, Orla Lonergan , Orla McCarron, Aisling Nulty,Cara Nulty , Molly Nulty, Abi O’Connor, Aoife O’Connor, Tori O’Connor.Coach Meganne HerronChoreographer Linda Bennett SILVER SUCCESS FOR DONEGAL GYMNASTICS GROUP FINESSE was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalFinesseGymnasticsSilver medalslast_img read more

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