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After Texas Shooting, Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter After Texas Shooting, Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – “It has been more than three months since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, yet state lawmakers have failed to pass any gun safety measures to my desk. Now, after another massacre has taken the lives of innocent kids, we must act.“In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to enact targeted measures to improve school safety. Our School Safety Task Force is nearing completion of its regional meetings and there is broad agreement on strengthening Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools initiative and providing better tools for law enforcement, schools, students, and parents to prevent violence. But this is no substitute from real action to protect all our constituents from dangerous individuals having access to firearms. We are failing them if we cannot protect them.“Senate Bill 501, which would keep guns from domestic abusers, has not been called for a vote in the House despite passing the Senate exactly two months ago today. Over and over again, we see a nexus between domestic abuse and access to firearms being a recipe for mass violence. This bill has broad support from victim, law enforcement, and gun safety advocates. Yet, despite public and private requests by my administration, this bill continues to be held up. House Republican leaders need to free this bill from committee and bring it to the House floor this week.“Over and over again, deadly mass shootings are committed with high-powered long guns. Yet, in Pennsylvania, these guns, including weapons of war like an AR-15, can be purchased in a private sale without requiring a background check by the Pennsylvania State Police. I continue to urge the House and Senate to close this loophole to reduce the likelihood of a known dangerous individual from getting access to these potentially deadly weapons.“I urge the House and Senate to expedite action on these bipartisan, commonsense proposals.”center_img May 21, 2018last_img read more

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McLaren To Dump Unproductive Honda For Renault

first_imgRelatedOlympique Lyon vs FC LorientJune 30, 2017Similar postF1: Ferrari Sign Sainz & McLaren Confirm Ricciardo For 2021 SeasonMay 14, 2020In “Formula One”McLaren Still Chasing Red BullMay 22, 2018In “Formula One” McLaren are expected to officially confirm the switch from Honda to Renault engines this weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix after three ill-fated years without a podium finish with Honda power.The new McLaren-Renault partnership is expected to convince two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso, to stay on for the 2018 season. Alonso had publicly stated his uncertainty at remaining with the team if nothing was done about the Honda engine.Honda remains in Formula one as they will now supply Toro Rosso. Carlos Sainz is widely expected to move on loan to Renault as part of an agreement that allowed Renault partner with McLaren but it still looks unlikely that he will be replacing under-fire British driver, Jolyon Palmer, who has failed to record a single point in the 2017 season.McLaren chiefs have repeatedly said they believe their car is one of the best in terms of chassis design and that they would be scoring podium finishes if they had an engine like Renault’s, also used by Red Bull this season. That thought is completely theoretical at the moment but 2018 will be their chance to prove their claims.While the McLaren-Renault deal is expected to be for an initial period of three years, Fernando Alonso will be looking out for just a year’s extension as there are expected to be major vacancies at Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull at the end of next season.last_img read more

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Donegal company launch Ireland’s first National Retail Apprenticeship Programme

first_imgDonegal based Retail Ireland Skillnet, the Ibec group that develops and delivers training and education programmes for those employed in the retail sector, has launched Ireland’s first national apprenticeship programme for the sector.Over a three-year period, Retail Ireland Skillnet collaborated with leading national and international retailers and work-based learning experts to ensure the programme addresses the skill requirements of the ever-changing retail sector.Speaking at the launch, Programme Director, Dr. Oran Doherty said retailers have recognised that in order to compete successfully in a knowledge economy, they need to continuously invest in their most important asset – their people. He said “The two-year Level 6 programme is targeted at existing retail employees who aspire to be retail leaders. The apprenticeship has been extremely well received by industry with over forty retailers from a wide range of subsectors including fashion, pharmacy, homeware, DIY, food, department stores and convenience stores currently participating on the programme.“The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision commenced in October 2019, with over 100 apprentices from 24 counties around Ireland attending class in either Dublin or Galway”.Based in the Colab in Letterkenny, Retail Ireland Skillnet are widely recognised as leaders in the design and delivery of work-based training and education programmes for the Irish retail sector.Retail Ireland Skillnet has over the last twenty years delivered bespoke training to over 14,000 people working in the retail sector. According to Sean Carlin, founder and Manager of Retail Ireland Skillnet, “the launch of the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is a game-changer in professionalising the retail sector. It provides retailers with an opportunity to attract and retain talented individuals, while helping further define clear retail career paths.There are a number of reasons why multiple and independent retailers nationwide have responded positively to the programme. Namely, there are no registration fees for an employer or apprentice wishing to enrol on the programme.In addition, there is minimal disruption to the workplace as the Apprentice is only required to attend classroom-based learning 24 days per year which are delivered in two-three #day blocks. Furthermore, the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision addresses the practical opportunities and challenges currently impacting the Irish retail sector”.The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is primarily targeting existing retail employees who have been identified as future managers. Retail Ireland Skillnet can only take applications for the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision from retailers. School leavers and career-switchers interested in enrolling on this programme should secure retail employment with a retailer willing to sponsor them over the two years.The programme commences annually with registrations for September 2020 accepted from retailers from January 2020. To find out more about the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision, visit www.retailirelandskillnet.com or contact the Retail Ireland Skillnet Team on 074 9176853. Donegal company launch Ireland’s first National Retail Apprenticeship Programme was last modified: November 25th, 2019 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:donegalletterkennySkillnetlast_img read more

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A TIME TO CELEBRATE…TICKETS FOR FINN VALLEY 40TH BIRTHDAY BASH!

first_imgFinn Valley Athletics Club began life as an athletic club following a meeting in Jackson’s Hotel in 1971.This year the club celebrates 40 years with a Black Tie dinner event again back in Jackson’s on Friday week November 18th.Tickets are available from a number of club contacts including Annmarie McGeehin, Dermot Mc Granaghan 0872682856,  Kieran Carlin 0868048440, Rosaleen McGonagle 0861010566 and Bridgeen Doherty. Finn Valley, which only weeks ago opened the first Berlin Blue track at their centre in Stranorlar, have in the intervening years since those humble beginnings when athletic activity centred in the local Mac Cumhaill Park posted numerous success stories both on and off the track.Nowadays the club centre is home to numerous sports and educational interests while on the athletic field young and old continue to impact on a weekly basis to good effect. This celebration will give the opportunity to current and former members to come together to mark the occassion and then its on to the 50th.So it’s a case of chasing down those last few tickets as indications are that many are travelling from overseas…….A TIME TO CELEBRATE…TICKETS FOR FINN VALLEY 40TH BIRTHDAY BASH! was last modified: November 7th, 2011 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:finn valley 40th birthday dinner advertlast_img read more

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