Governor Wolf Statement on Advancement of House Bill 2060

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on House Bill 2060, which seeks to protect domestic violence victims from violence at the hands of their abusers:“I want to congratulate the many domestic violence and gun safety advocates, who have worked year after year just to get a vote on this commonsense reform. Those advocates and the victims who have told their stories have my thanks for their fortitude and commitment to make our communities safer for victims and families. I have long championed this reform and will sign this bill when it reaches my desk.“However, it is imperative that this not be the end of the legislature’s work to improve community safety and protect our citizens from gun violence. It is essential that Pennsylvania enact reforms to strengthen gun safety, including universal background checks and a mechanism to keep guns from other dangerous individuals.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Advancement of House Bill 2060center_img September 26, 2018last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgHSBC Global Asset Management, BNY Mellon Investment Management, Ilmarinen, Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, Aviva Investors, Cushman & Wakefield, Axioma, S&P, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, DTZ InvestorsHSBC Global Asset Management – Adrian Gordon joins the asset manager in London as head of UK institutional, reporting to chief executive Andy Clark. He replaces Stuart White, who, after five years in the position, has moved internally to become head of strategy and a member of the leadership team and global executive management committee. Gordon joins from BNY Mellon Investment Management, where he led the institutional business. He has also held senior roles at OppenheimerFunds and Barclays Global Investors, before it became BlackRock.Ilmarinen – Mikko Helander has been elected chairman of the Finnish pension mutual’s board. The chief executive of local retailer Kesko succeeds Jussi Pesonen, who retired at the end of 2015. Lauri Lyly and Jyri Häkämies will continue as vice-chairs of the board, while Pekka Vauramo, chief executive of Finnair, and Minna Korkeaoja, chief financial officer of energy firm Pohjolan Voima join the board.Financial Stability Board – Christian Thimann, group head of strategy, sustainability and public affairs at AXA Group, has been appointed one of four vice chairs of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Other members of the 22-strong taskforce include: David Blood, senior partner, Generation Investment Management, Martin Skancke, chair of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, Jane Ambachtsheer, global head of responsible investment at Mercer, and Deborah Winshel, manging director, global head of impact investing at BlackRock. The taskforce is chaired by Michael Bloomberg. Axioma – William Morokoff has been appointed vice president, head of research at the risk management and portfolio construction service provider. Based in New York, the senior quantitative researcher joins from Standard & Poor’s, where he led the global quantitative analytics and research group since 2006.  Before S&P, Morokoff worked with Moody’s KMV, most recently as acting head of research.Aviva Investors – Isabel Sheppard has joined as an asset manager on the central London real estate team, a new role. She joins from Cushman & Wakefield, and reports to Neil McLeod, head of the central London asset management team at Aviva Investors.Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets – Steven Sewell has been appointed executive director of real estate in London. Sewell was previously managing director and chief executive of Australian shopping centre specialist Federation Centres (Vicinity Centres). He has also worked for Macquarie in the past, as chief executive of Macquarie CountryWide Trust.DTZ Investors – Gregory Flash has been named senior investment manager in France. Flash, who founded Diverstone Real Estate, has also worked for Lloyds and Allen & Overy. DTZ Investors said Flash had previously managed a €600m pan-European property portfolio.last_img read more

O’Brien: Ireland must kick on

first_img Joe Schmidt’s men will feel the repercussions of Sunday’s New Zealand heartbreak for some time, after letting a 22-7 lead slip away. The All Blacks tiptoed to a converted try in overtime to ghost home 24-22 and secure the much-vaunted perfect season that eluded them in 2012. Ireland must “grow up” and finally come of age in next year’s RBS 6 Nations, according to flanker Sean O’Brien. The crushing capitulation has sparked debates on whether failure is hard-wired into Ireland’s sporting DNA. But Leinster openside O’Brien said it is time Ireland shrugged off that nearly-men status, and the inconsistency that has dogged their last two years. Ireland still wait for that first victory over New Zealand, Sunday’s misery adding to their slender 22-19 defeat in Christchurch in June. One week after pushing the All Blacks all the way in the summer, the Kiwis swatted Ireland aside in a 60-0 record victory. It is precisely such fluctuating form that has O’Brien challenging Ireland to mature, and fast. “Lads will have to have a good look at their game; what we did well and didn’t do so well,” he said. “I think we can improve on that performance. “We were obviously annoyed after Australia (losing 32-15 10 days ago), and that fuelled the fire, along with the day that was in it – history and whatnot – but I think it’s time the lads grew up and know what’s expected when they put on an Irish jersey. “If we bring that intensity and work-rate that we had at the start of the game into the Six Nations, then we’ll be in a good place. “We’ve set standards in the past and this is one of those, but we’ve to make sure we kick on from there and make sure that’s there every day in the Six Nations.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Morrison ‘made acid threat’

first_img Press Association West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have her killed, a court heard on Thursday. Morrison, who spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, sat in the dock at the court for the brief hearing as the harassment allegation was also added to the charges. The court heard the additional charge of causing his ex-girlfriend to fear violence would be used against her spanned the period from January 1, 2010 to July 20 this year. The charge alleges he threatened to throw acid in her face, blow up her house and have her killed and other threats of violence. David Fish QC, representing Morrison, indicated the defendant would be pleading not guilty to the charges. District Judge Khalid Qureshi bailed Morrison to appear at Manchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on August 28. Morrison, originally from Manchester, was initially remanded in custody last week before being bailed. His bail conditions are that he lives in Canary Wharf, London, does not contact directly or indirectly the two women complainants, does not go on to the street where they live, and does not enter the Greater Manchester area except for a court appearance, to see his lawyers or to visit for a West Ham game in the area and to return to London immediately after the match. Despite being touted as a bright prospect at Old Trafford, Morrison appeared only in the League Cup before former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sold him to West Ham for £650,000 in January 2012. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce took him to Upton Park but he was later shipped out on loan to Birmingham and QPR. Morrison picked up the first of his four England Under-21 caps in a 4-0 win over San Marino in October and was subject to a bid from Fulham in January – although the offer was rejected. center_img The 21-year-old is also accused of threatening to blow up her house in a course of harassment against his ex-girlfriend Reah Mansoor lasting four years, Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard. The former Manchester United player was initially arrested and charged with two counts of common assault after allegedly punching and slapping Miss Mansoor, 19, and her mother Parveen Mansoor, 39, in the early hours of July 27 in Salford. last_img read more

Paschal Chukwu’s interior presence Saturday ‘a very good sign’

first_imgWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – At least a couple times every game, a Syracuse player lobs a pass toward 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu. For much of the season, those attempts have gone awry. Chukwu bobbles or doesn’t slam it home.Early Saturday, though, Elijah Hughes drove and tossed the ball up toward the rim — Chukwu timed his leap and threw the ball almost straight down through the rim.“He got a couple good alley-oops and he made a couple good plays down there, which he just hasn’t been doing,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “That was a very good sign.”In Syracuse’s (19-10, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) 79-54 win over Wake Forest (11-17, 4-12) Saturday, Chukwu provided a rare interior option for the Orange this season. He racked up nine points, four rebounds and three blocks, making all four of his shot attempts. And on a day when SU made its fewest 3-pointers in ACC play, Chukwu was part of a dominant effort in the paint that ensured poor perimeter shooting wouldn’t matter.“I thought Paschal was really important,” Boeheim said. “We found him down low and he finished a couple around the basket. That’s something we haven’t been getting. So even though we didn’t shoot it well from the perimeter, I thought that was something we haven’t had in there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim has spent much of the season pointing out that Chukwu’s counterpart, Marek Dolezaj, isn’t big enough to play loads of minutes in the middle. And considering Bourama Sidibe didn’t check in until Saturday’s game was out of reach, Chukwu will have to provide a presence that he’s proven capable of in short spurts.Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAt times, Chukwu’s done what someone might expect a 7-foot-2 player to do. He responded to his midseason benching with a 10-point, 18-rebound effort in an upset over No. 1 Duke that earned him his starting job back from Dolezaj. Recently, Chukwu’s started slow in games, lacking activity and movement but then affects shots in the second half.Wake Forest took advantage of another slow start for Chukwu, too. Sparingly used WFU freshman forward Isaiah Mucius hit four short jumpers, all in areas of the 2-3 zone that fall on Chukwu to protect. Dolezaj subbed in early for Chukwu, again. But the successful Hughes lob was a sign of things to come.In the second half, unlike most games, a poorly lobbed pass didn’t result in a turnover. Instead, Chukwu gathered the errant delivery and brought it down to the floor with him. Wake Forest converged, and Chukwu found himself in a common spot: Bringing the ball down and then being unable to get a clean shot off, even as the tallest man on the floor.But this time, he didn’t put it down. Chukwu kept the ball high and placed it off the glass with his left hand. A whistle blew to add a foul shot. Chukwu added a righty lay-in off a Dolezaj dish where he again kept the ball high. And he converted an offensive rebound tip-in midway through the second half.“Yeah, it’s definitely fun,” Chukwu said of getting a chance to score the ball.As is often the case when Chukwu gets a few shots to fall, his defensive activity increased. He didn’t allow more easy looks for Mucius or the other Demon Deacons who planted themselves near the foul line or in the short corner. He rotated to help SU trap players deep into the corners, leading to bad passes and Syracuse steals up top.Chukwu blocked shots then, too, because that’s what he does best. He’s said he loves to spike the ball away, as if playing volleyball. If not for a foul call that seemed incorrect on replay, Chukwu would’ve added a two-handed spike block to his collection against WFU, as well.“I thought (Paschal) was good defensively,” Boeheim said, “which he hasn’t been.”At one point in Saturday’s game, Chukwu had taken off his goggles, thinking he’d been pulled again. But Syracuse only had four players on the floor. Boeheim wanted his 7-foot-2 center out there, just as he’s known he would be needed all season long.So Chukwu put his goggles back on and jogged out to the center of SU’s 2-3 zone, exactly where the Orange needed him. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 3, 2019 at 11:31 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3last_img read more