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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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Tonights local GAA action…………

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/TippFM/ollie-kelly/ width=100% height=60 hide_cover=1 mini=1 light=1]Throw-in this evening is at 7.15 There’s action in the West Senior Hurling Championship this evening.Eire Óg Annacarty and Clonoulty Rossmore lock horns in a Round 1 clash in Dundrum.Annacarty manager Ollie Kelly says it’s likely to be a tough battle given that both sides were in County Championship action last Saturday.last_img

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Glo Premier League round-off

first_imgReigning Champions Aduana Stars halted the winning run of Premier League leaders Berekum Chelsea with a 1-0 defeat in a match day 24 fixture at the Dormaa Ahenkro Park Wednesday.Joseph Mugri scored in the 22nd minute to seal victory for the home team.Head Coach of Aduana Stars, Herbert Addo credited the victory to his tactical approach to the game.Asante Kotoko held on to the second spot despite drawing goalless with relegation threatened Real Tamale United at the Tamale Stadium.The Porcupine Warriors are now 12 points behind Chelsea and need to win all remaining six matches to brighten their chances of overtaking the leaders.Head Coach Bogdan Korak believes it is an achievable task. Meanwhile, Head Coach of Real Tamale United, Mohammed Gargo says his side did not fight hard enough to win the match.AshantiGold dropped one place to fifth after being held to a 1-1 draw by third placed Medeama SC at the Tarkwa T&A Park.Theophilus Annoh Baah opened the scoring for the Miners in the 7th minute but Louis Agyemang netted to put Medeama back on level terms.Despite AshGold’s patchy run, Head Coach Zdravko Logurasic believes the club can still finish in the top four.New Edubiase moved four places up to the sixth spot after registering an impressive 4-1 win over bottom placed BA Stars at the Bekwai Gyamfi Park. Goals from Kamil Ibrahim, Basit Adams, Ebenezer Ofori and Alhassan Nuhu secured victory for Edubiase.At the Ohene Djan Stadium, midfielder Douglas Nkrumah scored the match winner in the first half to hand Hearts of Oak a hard fought 1-0 win over Ebusua Dwarfs.In the other fixtures, Michael Helegbe netted to give Liberty Professionals a 1-0 win against Berekum Arsenals at the Golden City Park.Mighty Jets jumped out of the drop zone after holding Heart of Lions to a goalless draw at the Kpando Park.Meanwhile, King Faisal joined the relegation dog fight after losing 3-1 to Wa All Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium. Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

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Zahirović played his first match for Dinamo Minsk

first_imgBiH football player Adnan Zahirović, played yesterday his first match as a member of football club Dinamo from Minsk as a part of preparations for Spring season.Zahirović’s new club played a training match with Sioni Bolnisi, and Zahirović started playing in 68 minute, and few hours later Dinamo played another match and Zahirović played the entire match.Zahirović came to Minsk from Nalchik, and he used to play FC ‘Čelik’ Zenica.He was born in Banja Luka in 1990, finished school in Travnik and Zenica, and is one of the regular player for BiH national team.last_img read more

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