Protests in Arizona and Other States Insist Votes Be Counted — or Not.

first_imgIn Minneapolis, hundreds of protesters blocked Interstate 94 and the police made arrests, with demonstrators taking to social media to say that the officers had “kettled,” or trapped them there, to prevent them from dispersing.Protests also cropped up in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and other cities. Some protesters called for all votes to be counted, but in other places their agenda was not entirely clear. Sometimes people on the same side of the election pursued opposing goals. In Detroit, a pro-Trump demonstration called for a halt to vote counting — echoing the president’s unfounded claim that illegally cast ballots were being tallied to flip the race to his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – But in Maricopa County, Ariz., where Mr. Trump trails Mr. Biden, the president’s supporters took the opposite tack. They gathered outside the elections office and chanted, “Count those votes!” PORTLAND, Ore. — Protests arose around the country as the ballot tabulation in the final battleground states continued, with some demonstrators demanding that every vote be counted and others insisting that the counting be shut down.In Portland, where a “Count Every Vote” demonstration merged with another one focused on racial justice and police brutality, some people broke away from the group and smashed storefront windows in the downtown area. The police labeled the incidents a riot and swarmed in.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Apprenticeship Opportunities in Bucks County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Apprenticeship Opportunities in Bucks County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $200,000 in new funding for Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) apprenticeship program. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania.“This funding will enable Bucks County Community College to offer fully-encompassed training to individuals looking for good-paying jobs,” said Gov. Wolf. “By supporting apprenticeship programs, we’re strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce and helping manufacturing companies secure fully-trained, long-term workers.”The funding will assist with the training of students for the Metalwork Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program through the creation of an awareness campaign to increase recruitment for all BCCC Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs. BCCC will run a campaign to educate Bucks County residents about the free, 12-week, Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program that upskills and retains unemployed and underemployed individuals, many of whom may face barriers to employment as identified by the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA). The training also includes soft skills training, job shadowing opportunities, and individualized job placement assistance with partnering manufacturing employers. After finishing the Metalwork Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program, apprentices have completed 288 hours of training and received certifications in OSHA10, forklift safety, National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NMS), Certification Exam for Measurement, Materials, and Safety Level I.“We are thrilled to receive this funding, and we are thankful to Governor Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development for committing resources to the workforce needs in our community,” said Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development at Bucks County Community College Susan Herring. “The Training to Career Grant will allow us to make students, parents, and job seekers aware of these free training programs which provide life-changing opportunities and high-paying careers in manufacturing.”Apprenticeships are a key component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, an innovative way to improve coordination between state agencies, cut red tape, and invest in people and businesses to expand innovative job training in apprenticeships and other programs so workers get the skills they need to compete in the global economy.Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative was launched in October 2017, and since then has funded 35 projects and invested more than $9 million through the Training-to-Career program. Training-to-Career grants support projects that result in short-term work-readiness, job placement, or the advancement of manufacturing. The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career program works collaboratively with local manufacturers to identify and teach missing essential skills for entry level applicants seeking manufacturing employment, engage youth or those with barriers to career opportunities in manufacturing, and advance capacity for local or regional manufacturers.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce training, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img January 14, 2020last_img read more

Monday September 23rd Local Sports

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel Sanó connected twice and the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals 12-8. Minnesota piled up six runs in the first inning and rolled from there after starting the day with a four-game lead over Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. Cruz became the 57th player with 400 homers. His fourth-inning solo shot was also his 40th homer of the season. The Twins retained their four-game lead over the Indians after Cleveland’s 10-1 win over Philadelphia. Minnesota has today off and finishes the regular season on the road with three games in Detroit and three games in Kansas City. 5:40 is the first pitch in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO, with Thursday’s game being a 12:10 first pitch with an 11:30 pre-game show. GALENA, Ill. – NIACC sophomore Zach Martin shot a 76-70 – 146 to win the Clarke University Fall Invitational on Saturday at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Galena, Illinois.Martin was in fifth place after Friday’s opening round 76 and then responded with a career-low 70 to earn individual medalist honors. Martin’s previous career low was a 74, twice.NIACC, which shot a 325 on Friday, shot a 310 on Saturday, which was the lowest team round of day for its 635 total, to place third in the tournament.St. Ambrose won the tournament with a 299-316 – 615 and the University of Dubuque placed second with a 315-316 – 631. Iowa Central was fourth with a 315-326 – 641.Also for NIACC on Saturday, Austin Eckenrod shot 77, Matthew Heinemann shot 81, Beau Thompson shot 82 and Jackson Hamlin shot 84.Eckenrod finished with a 80-77 – 157, Hamlin shot 82-84 – 166, Heinemann shot 87-81 – 168 and Thompson shot 88-82 – 170.NIACC continues its fall season Thursday at the Hawkeye Community College Redtail Shootout. AMES — Iowa State prepares for the start of Big 12 play after rolling to a 72-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Quarterback Brock Purdy set a school record with 510 yards of offense and accounted for six touchdowns.Cyclone coach Matt Campbell. Purdy passed for three touchdowns and rushed for three as ISU improved to 2-1 on the season.Purdy and the Cyclones overcame turnovers on their first two possessions and would blow it open by scoring 45 points in the second half.Iowa State opens the league race with a visit to Baylor. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third straight game, Kirk Cousins rebounded from a rattled performance the week before with a turnover-free afternoon, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 34-14. The defense had plenty to do with the victory, too, with an interception by Harrison Smith to set up one of two touchdowns by Adam Thielen and two of the team’s four sacks by sub Eric Wilson. The Vikings improved to 2-1, and the Raiders fell to 1-2.center_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Will McElvain passed 17 yards to Isaiah Weston for the game’s only touchdown early in the fourth quarter and lifted Northern Iowa to a 13-6 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.McElvain scrambled to his right then back across the field before finding Weston in the left end of the end zone with 14:14 remaining.Austin Evans and Bryce Flater picked off passes later in the quarter to thwart the Bengals (1-2). Omar Brown also had an interception for the FCS No. 8 Panthers (2-1) and Elerson Smith collected three sacks including one on Idaho State’s final possession.Kevin Ryan kicked two field goals for the Bengals before Matthew Cook hit one for the Panthers to cut Idaho State’s lead to 6-3 at halftime. Cook added a 20-yarder with 2:11 remaining in the game. He is perfect on eight attempts this season. NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The No. 10 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC men’s cross country team placed fourth at the St. Olaf College Invitational on Saturday with 72 points.Host St. Olaf was the team champion with 25 points and Wisconsin-Eau Claire was second with 44 points.NIACC was led by freshman Jorge Ruiz, who was 20th in a time of 27 minutes, 54 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Connor Dolan was the individual champion in 26:24.NIACC’s Janvier Irakoze was 23rd in 28:11. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Evan Wilson (26th in 28:22), Aidan Bauermeister (30th in 28:25) and Dawson Schmidt (32nd in 28:33).Also for the Trojans, Ben Ellis (40th in 29:06), Jalen Peterson was 56th (29:48), Ellis Regan (58th in 29:51), Stephen Ringo (64th in 30:02), Matthew Dibbern (68th in 30:13), Sam Pedelty (80th in 30:43) and Alexander Levad (118th in 35:23).NIACC returns to action Oct. 5 at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.last_img read more

FA charge Emery after Brighton bottle-kick

first_img“I say yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration but not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went near to the supporter and I said to them my apologies. There is not another communication.“I repeat today my apologies for my individual action but I kick the bottle because it is near me, but not because it is my intention.”Emery, while hoping the matter was done and dusted, added he would respect any decision taken by the FA.“I hope so, yes,” he replied when asked whether his apology should close the book on the incident.“But I have to respect the decision because it is a circumstance of my action but not another intention from me with the supporter. I say to them my apology,” the 47-year-old added.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day.A Football Association spokesman said Thursday: “Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged following the game against Brighton yesterday (26 December 2018).“It is alleged his action of kicking a water bottle during the fixture amounts to improper conduct. He has until 6pm (1800 GMT) on 2 January 2019 to respond to the charge,” the FA spokesman added.Spanish boss Emery went to speak to the home supporter nearest where the bottle landed immediately after the incident and again at full-time at the Amex Stadium.Emery, speaking earlier Thursday before the FA’s announcement and ahead of Arsenal’s trip to league leaders Liverpool this weekend, said he hoped his apology would draw a line under the incident.last_img read more

Leading players in England Boys’ Squad

first_img Enrique Dimayuga, 16, (Walton Heath) was fifth in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and in the North of England U16 championship. He reached the match play stages of the English men’s amateur. Tags: Boys, England Conor Gough, 15, (Stoke Park) was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals and the European Young Masters. He was reserve for the GB&I boys’ team for the Jacques Leglise Trophy against continental Europe. Max Hopkins, 14, (Bishop’s Stortford) was runner-up in the English U16 McGregor Trophy, seventh in the Scottish boys’ open and reached the last 32 in the match play stages of the Boys’ Amateur Championship. Robin Williams, 15, (Peterborough Milton) was a semi-finalist in the Boys’ Amateur Championship, third in the English U16 McGregor Trophy and fifth in the U18 Carris Trophy. He represented GB&I against continental Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy and was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals. Tom Gregory, 14, (Stoke Park) has been a regular high finisher in this season’s tournaments with results including fifth place in the U16 McGregor Trophy and 13th in the U14 Reid Trophy. Harry Goddard, 17 (Hanbury Manor) helped England win the Boys’ Home Internationals this year and last. He reached the match play in the Boys’ Amateur and the English men’s amateur and had a top 20 finish in the Brabazon Trophy. Barclay Brown, 16, (Hallamshire) was in England’s winning teams at the European Young Masters and in the U16 international against Spain. He was eighth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, 11th in the Fairhaven Trophies and 15th in the Scottish U16s. Joe Pagdin, 15, (Lake Nona) made his England debut in the winning team at Boys’ Home Internationals and reached the match play of the Boys’ Amateur Championship. He was born in Sheffield but moved to America at the age of three and has had notable national wins in in US junior championships together with recent high finishes in men’s amateur tournaments. Matthew Freeman, 16, (Notts.) was fifth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and runner up in the Midland qualifying for boys’ County Finals, alongside a series of other good results. 13 Sep 2017 Leading players in England Boys’ Squad The players: Ben Pierleoni, 15, (Berkhamsted) represented England in the U16 boys’ quadrangular matches and has had a number of impressive finishes including eighth place in the Scottish U16 championship. Brown and Goddard (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) were both members of last year’s squad. Ten of the country’s most promising young golfers have been selected for the England Golf Boys’ Squad for 2017/18. They are Barclay Brown of Yorkshire; Enrique Dimayuga of Surrey; Matthew Freeman of Nottinghamshire; Harry Goddard, Max Hopkins and Ben Pierleoni of Hertfordshire; Conor Gough and Tom Gregory of BB&O; Joe Pagdin of Florida, USA; and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire. last_img read more

Empowerment 4 Girls Charity Auction November 5

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Empowerment 4 GirlsEmpowerment 4 Girls, a local nonprofit organization based in Olympia, is hosting an Evening of Empowerment on November 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Dillingers at 404 Washington Street SE in downtown Olympia. The evening features a multi-course, gourmet meal paired with fine wine and beer and includes live and silent auctions accompanied by beautiful live music provided by harpist, Diane Sonntag.Empowerment 4 Girls creates programs that educate, inspire and empower girls, including camps. Photo courtesy: Empowerment 4 GirlsKristen Rubis, executive director of Empowerment 4 Girls, is excited to see the community come out and support this event and raise funds for the organization’s operations and scholarships. “We just received our official 501(c)3 nonprofit status and are so excited to celebrate with the community that has supported us. The nonprofit status means that event tickets and all donations are tax deductible.” she stated. “The Olympia community is incredible and we are thrilled to feature so many local businesses through our auction. People donate their goods and services to help empower girls and it is an honor to be part of this movement towards equality for all. Participating in the auction means that you support local businesses, bask in the self-care provided by those goods and services and help support the empowerment of girls in our community”Empowerment 4 Girls creates programs that educate, inspire and empower girls in our community. We are creating the leaders that the world needs, now. Join us at An Evening of Empowerment, tickets are available for advance sale only at the Empowerment 4 Girls website or go to our website to see how you can be involved in future events and empowerment camps. There are so many ways to get involved with this new organization: register a girl you care about for an upcoming camp, register as a guest speaker for an upcoming event, and donate today. Your donations go directly to support girls in our community.last_img read more