BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Message on Memorial Day (VIDEO)

first_imgThe fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been courageously protected by millions of Americans willing to give their lives so that others may be free.On the 148th observance of Memorial Day – once known as Decoration Day – we ask that Americans pause to give thanks for the brave men and women who died to preserve our freedom.More than 70,000 Americans from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have given the last full measure of devotion for this country since it first proclaimed itself an independent nation in 1776.Many of these patriots are interred with comrades in hallowed memorial grounds in America, Europe, and the Pacific. They lie in simple country plots, urban memorial parks, unmarked graves, and among friends and family.On Memorial Day, and every day, we thank them for their sacrifice and acknowledge our eternal debt to them. We pray that the devotion to patriotism and citizenship they displayed through service to this country will never be forgotten. Through their deeds, we have learned to appreciate the freedoms that are the legacy of their sacrifice.A new generation of men and women in uniform have faced, and continue to face, their own “great task remaining before us,” on the city streets and desert sands of Iraq and in the mountains of Afghanistan. The proud contingent who today wears America’s uniform is tied to all other veterans by the same ethic of service in the name of freedom.Today we gather to demonstrate our unity, remember our losses, and ask that all citizens of the commonwealth recognize our unwavering commitment to a future filled with opportunity, justice, and hope for all people.Today, I urge all Pennsylvanians to join with others across the United States to demonstrate our gratitude as we reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Message on Memorial Day (VIDEO) By: Governor Tom Wolf May 30, 2016 The Blog,  Videos SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Gold for Jeffrey, Khalil at Senior CASA

first_imgTHERE was a gold rush for Guyana’s Kristian Jeffrey and Jason Ray Khalil as the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) continued at the Georgetown Club.The duo snapped up gold in the Men’s Doubles competition at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts yesterday.The doubles segment, an inaugural feature of the senior CASA, ensured that Guyana continued to show their dominance on the regional court.The Jeffrey/Khalil combination lost the first set to Barbadian players Khamal Cumberbatch and Shawn Simpson 3-11, but rebounded well to win the remaining games. With limited practice as a unit, the two senior Guyanese flowed well on the court to win 11-8, 11-10.Meanwhile the Women’s pair of Taylor Fernandes and Ashley Khalil lost to their Bajan counterparts, Meagan Best and Amanda Haywood 5-11, 9-11.Strive as they did, they were unable to cope with the fitness of the Bajans – putting up a good fight nonetheless.The tournament continued last evening with the third-place singles playoff which featured the Guyanese pair of Taylor and Mary Fung-a-Fat and the male third-place with saw Richard Chin (Guyana) and Joe Chapman (BVI) clash.Megan Best of Barbados was up against Guyana’s best in Nicolette Fernandes for the female final while Christopher Binnie of Jamaica played Cameron Stafford of the Cayman Islands in the male final.last_img read more

World Cup final 2014: These players to help Man City boast more WC winners?

first_img1 Argentina team before the semi-final win against the Netherlands This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the latest issue from the Apple newsstand and follow them on Twitter @SportmagukArgentina would love nothing more than to lift the trophy in the footballing temple of their bitterest foes. Here’s Sport’s guide to the South American’s 2014 World Cup final team.Sergio RomeroMonaco, 27 years old53 capsCame into the tournament on the back of a domestic season in which he made only three Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco. That was enough to see him given the inevitable epithet ‘dodgy’, but Argentina are yet to concede a goal in the knockout stages and Romero saved two Dutch penalties in the semi-final shootout. High on confidence, then, but will probably need to be.Pablo ZabaletaManchester City, 2942 caps Hasn’t been at his marauding best at this World Cup, and took a Dirk Kuyt shoulder full in the jaw in extra-time on Wednesday. Zabaleta is made of strong stuff, though, and will be ready for the likely challenge of facing up to Thomas Muller in Sunday’s final.Marcos RojoSporting CP, 2427 caps, 1 goalThe young left-back has outshone his more illustrious counterpart on the right in Brazil, breaking forward more regularly and looking surprisingly solid in defence. Scored against Nigeria, missed the quarter-final win over Belgium through suspension, but returned to some effect in the semi.Martin DemichelisManchester City, 3340 caps, 2 goalsNot renowned as a bastion of solidity at Manchester City, but the veteran centre-half has added experience and composure to the Argentina defence since being brought in to replace Federico Fernandez against Belgium. Like Samson in reverse, has seemingly improved for having his flowing locks chopped off – and likely to make the starting line-up in the Maracana.Ezequiel GarayZenit St Petersburg, 2724 capsUnderstated leader of Argentina’s surprisingly solid defence, Garay has tackled tough and – more crucially – intercepted swiftly and smartly at this World Cup. Also made a semi-final clearance when he was actually holding his boot in one hand. Bootiful stuff.Javier MascheranoBarcelona, 30104 caps, 3 goalsProbably the man of the match in the semi final (despite spending a small portion of the game unconscious), Mascherano is the engine of Argentina’s midfield. Will need to be at his busy best if he’s to get among Germany’s slick midfielders and disrupt their rapid passing game.Lucas BigliaLazio, 2825 caps Bustling, buck-toothed Biglia wasn’t in the starting line-up going into this World Cup, but the central midfielder impressed off the bench in the second round against Switzerland. He has started both matches since and while it’s his workrate that catches the eye, he’s also threaded through several neat passes in attack.Enzo PerezBenfica, 2810 caps, 1 goalIt’s Perez or Angel di Maria in midfield, with di Maria (at time of press) looking unlikely to be fit. The 2013-14 Portuguese league player of the season can match di Maria for dash and industry, even if Perez isn’t the equal of the Real Madrid man when it comes to goalscoring prowess.Ezequiel LavezziParis Saint-Germain, 2936 caps, 4 goalsAnother Argentine who wasn’t a first-choice selection at the start of the tournament but who’s grown into the team. A neat link-up man who was arguably Argentina’s best attacking option in the semi final (against little-to-no competition), his job will be to find the gaps in Germany’s defence.Lionel Messi (captain)Barcelona, 2792 caps, 42 goalsHas struggled to find either space or form in two games since setting up Angel di Maria’s late winner against Switzerland in the last 16, and will almost certainly find a certain Herr Schweinsteiger in his face at every turn on Sunday. But this is Lionel Messi, the Greatest Player in the World™. The script is written for him to have his say on the biggest stage of all, right?Gonzalo HiguainNapoli, 2642 caps, 21 goalsA mixed bag of a World Cup for the Napoli striker who finally looked to have found his scoring touch in the quarter final versus Belgium, but then frustrated against the Netherlands. Needs to offer better movement if he’s to get in behind Germany’s high-line defence. A lethal finisher at best, mind.The benchHe hasn’t looked fit since November, but that might not stop Sergio Aguero having an impact from the sidelines here. The strange rat-tail of Rodrigo Palacio can also be backed to appear if Argentina need to chase the game, with Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago a likelier option if Alejandro Sabella wants to shut up shop.The 2014 World Cup final is live on talkSPORT at 8pm on Sunday 13 Julylast_img read more

New look Tusker lose to KCCA in friendly

first_img0Shares0000Tusker FC’s Jackson Macharia tackles KCCA’s Steven Sserwadda. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22- With two weeks left before the 2018 season of the Kenyan Premier League kicks off, new Tusker FC head coach Sam Timbe was handed a reality check by Ugandan Premier League champions Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in a 1-0 friendly loss on Monday afternoon.Steven Serwadda struck the lone goal in the 23rd minute of the tie to hand KCCA the win, a reprieve after they lost 4-2 to Kenyan champions Gor Mahia on Saturday in Nakuru. In the starting 11, Timbe fielded only five players who featured for the club last season with new boys Robert Achema, Eric Ambunya, Justine Omary, Apollo Otieno and Mathew Odongo all starting.Ambunya started out on the left side of defense with Omary partnering Eugene Asike in defense. Achema started off as the second striker while Odongo plied one of the wings.The visitors started on the front foot with Isaac Kirabira asking the first questions, trying to catch keeper Duncan Ochieng off guard with a dipping shot from distance, but the effort went over.Tusker’s first opportunity of the game came in the 19th minute when Boniface Muchiri cut to his favorite right foot from the left wing, but his shot was well collected by KCCA keeper Tom Ikara.KCCA who fielded a weakened side with most of their first team regulars away with the Uganda Cranes in the African nations Championship (CHAN) were enterprising and seemed hungrier with Allan Okello and Serwadda doing most of the work in attack.Tusker FC defender Eugine Asike tussle with KCCA players. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe early pressure paid off in the 23rd minute when Serwadda tapped home from close range after KCCA turned over possession with Okello breaking off on the right before cutting back a cross inside the box.Serwadda almost doubled his and the team’s tally 10 minutes later when he capitalized on a defensive lapse from the brewers but his shot from the edge of the six yard box went agonizingly wide.Timbe was forced into a sub with 15 minutes left on the clock, pulling out Achema who had struggled to click into the team and he brought on another new face, Edwin Lavatsa.The lanky former Gor Mahia forward almost announced himself in style when he glanced in a header from Muchiri’s cross, but the effort went wide.In the second half, Timbe started off by pulling out Timothy Otieno for Mike Khamati while another new boy Peter Nzuki was introduced for Mathew Odongo. These were changes aimed at bettering the attack.However, the second half had few chances in between with Muchiri attempting another effort with a shot from the left after drifting into a good shooting position, but the effort went wide.Tusker FC head coach Sam Timbe issuing instructions to his team during their friendly match against KCCA. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKCCA’s teenage prodigy Okello caused some jitters in the 68th minute when he took on a daunting run from the right and drifted into the box, but his eventual shot was blocked for a corner by keeper Duncan Ochieng.Tusker piled pressure in the final minutes of the match, but their efforts to get an equalizer went up in smoke.KCCA will now play AFC Leopards on Wednesday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos before completing their Kenyan tour with a tie against Sofapaka on Friday at the Narok Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more