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

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

Newton is back at the Bridge

first_imgEddie Newton has returned to Chelsea to work alongside interim boss Roberto Di Matteo.Newton, from East Acton, first joined the club at the age of 13 and made over 200 first-team appearances during his time as a player at Stamford Bridge.Like Di Matteo, he scored in the Blues’ FA Cup triumph against Middlesbrough at Wembley in 1997.AdChoices广告After injury ended his playing career, he was employed in a coaching role at Chelsea and went on to become Di Matteo’s right-hand man at MK Dons and West Brom.Steve Holland will remain as assistant first-team coach and Christophe Lollichon as goalkeeping coach.Fitness coach Jose Mario Rocha and opposition scout Daniel Sousa have both left the club in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking as manager.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more