Governor Wolf Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

first_img January 18, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Equality,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf will be attending a day of service event at Girard College and a bell ringing service at the Liberty Bell in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Governor Wolf released the following statement:“The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of peace, opportunity, and harmony. His message of nonviolence, optimism, and service continues to resonate today as we strive to reflect our highest ideals of fairness and equality in opportunity;“Dr. King’s famous words, poignant in truth and eloquence, continue to speak for the silent voices of the world that seek to understand and exercise their full potential. Dr. King’s legacy remains a message of enduring truth, reminding us that life’s most urgent and persistent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’“We must continue to pursue freedom, opportunity, and peace and embrace the history, culture, religion, and ability of all people as an essential part of our American identity. As we gather on this day to commemorate the life and legacy of this extraordinary man, let us remember his words that call us to action in the fight against injustice and inequality. Let us pledge to use our lives, as he did, to make a difference in the world.”Governor Wolf Proclamation — Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2016 by Governor Tom Wolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brisbane house that was British consulate goes to auction

first_img… and the upstairs living area now.Mr Scalia said they were drawn to the property due to its infrastructure.He said the granny flat had been constructed after September 11. It includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen and two full bathrooms.“Each time there was a new Consul-General they renovated and restyled so that happened many times,” he said.“I remember when we first looked at it and they still had furniture here, there was this very ornate dining table.“We moved in on Christmas Eve (2005) and I remember a mad rush because the deeds were still in London. It was an amazing effort.” What the house looked like when it was the British Consulate in 2005, complete with a flagpole to hoist the Union JackThe impressive estate is full of features that would impress even the most famous spy, and includes a ‘panic room’ style security door in the bedroom wing, extensive CCTV, even a separate outbuilding constructed to house federal police officers.Electricians even found wiring for a secret camera in a flower pot.Current owner Gerard Scalia said the impressive house, which sits on a 1763sq m block, had “lots of James Bond-esque” inclusions.“It is a unique house,” he said. “The rumour is that even Prince Charles stayed here for a night.”Property records show the house was purchased by The Minister Of Public Building And Works Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland in 1973 for $73,000, and was the home of various British consul-generals before being sold to the Scalia family in 2005. The granny flat as it was in 2005More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoIt is now back on the market and listed with Sharon King and Kris Matthews of Ray White Toowong.“The whole property, it is like Fort Knox,” Ms King said.The six bedroom house at 12 Gladesville St in Kenmore has seven bathrooms, room for nine vehicles, two kitchens, including one used for catering, a billiards room, a large dining/family room for functions, a study and a second upstairs kitchen and living/dining area.An original security door is also located upstairs where you will find the six bedrooms including the master suite.There is also a pool, a chicken coop, several courtyards and decks. Since it was sold in 2005, the house at 12 Gladesville St, Kenmore has been renovated and transformed from British Consulate to family home. The flagpole is gone and you can see the granny flat that was constructed to house federal officers after September 11. 12 Gladesville St at Kenmore — the former home of the British Consular-General — will go to auctionA HOUSE that was once home to the British consulate in Brisbane, and reportedly hosted royalty and the English cricket team, is on the market — diplomatic immunity not included. center_img The downstairs living space in 2005 … The dining room as it was in 2005 when it was the British Consulate One of the kitchens now.Mr Scalia said they would be sad to leave the house but their children had left home and it was now time to downsize.He said he hoped the house would be bought by another family or an executive couple who liked to entertain. Miss Moneypenny, perhaps. “It is a fabulous family home and a fabulous entertainers home,” he said.The house will go to auction in coming weeks. The British Consulate is now located in the CBD.last_img read more

Sturridge goal sends AVB’s men through

first_imgEverton 1 Chelsea 2 (after extra time)Daniel Sturridge’s winner four minutes from the end of extra time settled an incident-packed tie and sent Chelsea into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup.Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka missed an early penalty before his team took a 38th-minute lead through Salamon Kalou, whose shot was horribly fumbled by Jan Mucha.AdChoices广告Twelve minutes into the second half, Blues goalkeeper Ross Turnbull was sent off after bringing down Louis Saha and the resulting penalty by Leighton Baines was saved by substitute keeper Petr Cech.That looked like being enough to send Andre Villas-Boas’ side into the last eight, but Saha headed in the equaliser with seven minutes of normal time remaining.Everton were themselves reduced to 10 men in extra time, when Royston Drenthe fouled Ryan Bertrand and was sent off for a second bookable offence.And with a penalty shoot-out looming, Sturridge pounced on the loose ball to score after hapless keeper Mucha failed to hold Malouda’s shot.Anelka putting his spot-kick wide after the excellent Josh McEachran was brought down by Johnny Heitinga was not the start required by a team left cursing their luck after Sunday’s derby defeat at QPR, where Jose Boswingwa and Didier Drogba were sent off.But Villas-Boas’ men then enjoyed some good fortune when Mucha inexplicably allowed Kalou’s weakly-struck lob from the edge of the box to slip through his grasp and into the net.After the break, however, Chelsea were again hit by a controversial dismissal.Turnbull was red-carded after clattering into Saha but did not appear to be the last man back, as David Luiz was covering.Enter Cech, whose first and second touches were to save Baines’ penalty and the left-back’s attempt to blast in the rebound, with Tim Cahill heading wide with his follow-up.But Cech was beaten by a blistering Drenthe free-kick that struck the bar – and again when Saha met Seamus Coleman’s cross at the near post to level for the Merseysiders.Dutchman Drenthe, who scored a brilliant goal against Fulham on Saturday, was again impressive so the visitors were probably glad to see the back of him once he was given his marching orders.They were certainly glad when Sturridge showed his predatory instincts to net his fifth goal of the season and take them through.last_img read more