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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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Cazenovia girls golfers defeat Chittenango

first_imgNow the really busy part of the schedule hit for the Cazenovia girls golf team, and it tried to accumulate wins and move up the Onondaga High School League standings.In its most important match last week, the Lakers were able to claim neighborhood bragging rights against Chittenango, prevailing 260-294 over the Bears last Wednesday at Woodcrest.Much of Cazenovia’s margin came from the fact that Sophie Clancy shot a 56 for nine holes and Josie Avery had a 57, while Courtney Holt was third among individuals with a 66. Emily Forrett and Cady Webb both posted 81. As for Chittenango, the low round of 70 was recorded by Abigail Owens, beating out totals of 72 from Bailey Ford and 75 from Brooke Cullen. Emma Albach and Emily Collado each shot 79.Before this, the Lakers prevailed last Monday against Westhill 245-255 at Camillus Country Club, largely because the 52 shot by Clancy was seven shots better than the 59 from the Warriors’ Kate Vaughan.Some help came from Holt, who shot a 61 to tie Westhill’s Julianne Bleskoski for third, and Avery, whose 62 was five better than the Warriors’ Charlotte Roth. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangoGirls golfcenter_img Chittenango lost last Monday to Marcellus 234-322 at Tuscarora, with no one able to shoot lower than a 78 that Owens posted. Six Mustangs golfers beat that total, led by Grace Alexander (56) and Kendall Koloski (57).Following their head-to-head match, Cazenovia and Chittenango both lost on Thursday, the Lakers falling to Bishop Grimes 251-255 despite Clancy’s 48 beating the 49 by the Cobras’ Brina Deppoliti.Meanwhile, the Bears took a 216-293 defeat to Christian Brothers Academy, Skyler Byrne’s 70 the low round for Chittenango as the Brothers’ Annie Kilmartin led her side with a 56.Cazenovia had its own match against CBA a day later. The Lakers lost 215-252, though Clancy’s 51 at Cazenovia Country Club beat the 52 from the Brothers’ Elizabeth Lucas and 53 from Kilmartin. Avery finished with a 61.That same Friday, Chittenango broke into the win column, edging Bishop Grimes 289-293. Collado claimed individual honors with a 68 as Carolyn Myka added a 71, one ahead of three Cobras golfers.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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Ole in search of derby revival after Everton embarrassment

first_imgThat led to an impassioned outburst from former United captain Gary Neville, who described the performance as “rancid” in his role as television pundit.And, while Solskjaer was in wholehearted agreement with his former team mate, the United manager believes that facing title-chasing City at Old Trafford on Wednesday offers his under-achieving players the chance to atone as they continue their quest for a Champions League place.“Against City at Old Trafford on Wednesday, that’s the biggest incentive we can have,” said Solskjaer when asked how he could lift his players.“Old Trafford at home, in front of our fantastic fans, they were unbelievable again and they never ever moaned at our players, which they could have, but they’ve been supportive and I’m sure they will be on Wednesday night.”– ‘Has to mean more’ –Among many areas of criticism, the desire and fitness of United’s players was questioned by their manager, who was equally baffled when asked whether his team had been shamed by the performance.“I don’t know, you’ve got to ask them,” he said. “I’ve said to them, you’re not going to get the answer from me but if you want to play at this club, it has to mean more.“I want them to be the hardest working team, that’s what we were under Sir Alex (Ferguson). You ran more than everyone, every single week, a shift up and down that pitch for your team-mates.“We can’t change the whole squad, it has to be one step at a time but I said all along, I’m going to be successful here and there are players who won’t be part of that successful team.”Everton took the lead after 12 minutes when Lucas Digne launched a long throw deep into the United area, Dominic Calvert-Lewin helped the ball on with the flick of his head and Richarlison was well placed to send a spectacular scissor kick finish flying past David de Gea.After a humbling 3-0 Champions League exit at Barcelona in midweek, it was not the start Solskjaer had been looking for and it did not take long for Everton to make the situation worse.After 28 minutes, Everton cleared a United corner and immediately broke on the counter-attack, with winger Bernard playing a delightful ball inside to Idrissa Gueye.He, in turn, released Sigurdsson who, with Nemanja Matic curiously backing off and allowing him space, unleashed a magnificent 25-yard shot which bounced just in front of the diving de Gea on its way into the bottom corner.And the game was effectively killed off in the 56th minute when a Sigurdsson corner was punched clear by de Gea and the unmarked Digne sent a magnificent, first-time volley flying back past the United keeper from 20 yards.Even though Richarlison had limped off through injury, the agony was not over for United with the Brazilian’s replacement Walcott completing the rout in the 64th minute.Sigurdsson again carved out the opening with a brilliantly-timed through ball which allowed the former England international the space to sprint into the area and beat the advancing de Gea.Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea (L) and defender Chris Smalling (R) react after Theo Walcott scores Everton’s fourth goal © AFP / Oli SCARFFNot until the 86th minute, and a tame Anthony Martial shot directly at the keeper, did United even produce a shot on target.“That performance is not good enough for a Manchester United team, all the way from me to the players,” added Solskjaer.“We know we let the fans and the club down today because that performance is difficult to describe because it’s so bad, they beat us on all the basics.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000‘Sorry’ – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to apologise to his side’s fans after a 4-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 21 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer questioned his players’ desire to play for Manchester United after a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton but immediately challenged them to prove him wrong in Wednesday’s derby meeting with Manchester City.United fell to a fifth successive away defeat, for the first time in 38 years, thanks to goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott.last_img read more

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Bailout breeds discontent

first_imgThe decision by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to bailout Greece’s flailing economy has dug up divisions among member states.It is clear that the 110 billion-euro package, designed to avert a Greek debt default that could have siginificant ramifications for the EU, is considered the right thing to do among leaders, but they are not happy about doing it.There is even concern that Greece could abuse the rescue package, despite the benvolence of its neighbours.“It is the task of this government to configure this stability pact in such a way as to ensure that it cannot be undermined and that it is strictly adhered to,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, while announcing Germany’s 22.4 billion-euro aid package.“The lessons must be learned from this situation,” she said.The package will go before the German parliament, which has been berated for being too slow to react to the crisis, on Friday.Other countries, including France and the Netherlands have called for a toughening-up of rules to ensure that no other country in the European super-state finds itself in a similar position.“It is important to learn from this situation and to look anew at the European rules of the Stability and Growth Pact,” Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said in a statement.The French Finance Minster Christine Lagarde echoed her Dutch counterpart’s calls.“When it ends up costing you 110 billion euros, you do change your approach,” she told Le Monde newspaper.She also expressed some cynicism about Greece’s willingness and ability to achieve significant reform, rejecting claims that Spain and Portugal could face a similar economic disaster due to their deficits.“They are not at all in the same situation,” Lagarde said.“They did not provide false figures, talk nonsense over their deficits.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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