It’s on us to make sure bravery of #MeToo victims is not wasted

first_img  SHARE  TWEET First Lady Frances Wolf,  It’s On Us PA,  Public Safety,  The Blog,  Women’s Rights Both Tom and I are heartbroken yet inspired by all the Americans and Pennsylvanians saying #MeToo this week. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are a black-eye of our society that we too often cover-up. This must change.Nearly two years ago Tom and I launched the first-ever state-level #ItsOnUs program to educate more Pennsylvanians about sexual assault and preventing it, especially on college campuses. Building off the momentum of the national It’s On Us movement, It’s On Us PA brings together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to help end sexual assault by standing up and speaking out.But our words aren’t enough to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. We must take action.This year, Tom announced a package of six pieces of legislation aimed at combating sexual violence. This bipartisan legislation is the result of students, parents, advocates, education leaders, and people across the commonwealth working together to improve reporting and response standards for sexual assault on K-12 and college campuses.Take the pledge. Call your legislators. We can’t let down all those speaking out who have been affected by sexual harassment and violence. It’s on all of us to make sure their bravery is not wasted. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter It’s on us to make sure bravery of #MeToo victims is not wasted October 18, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: First Lady Frances Wolflast_img read more

Palace boss Alan Pardew puts emphasis on scoring goals

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will not curb his side’s attacking instincts despite leaking goals at the other end. “On a professional level, the lack of clean sheets does concern me a little bit but I can still cope with winning 3-2 or 4-3,” he said. “The bottom line is I want this team to always think about scoring goals. If you are of that mindset then you can’t switch to really focusing on a clean sheet. “If we’d lost three games on the trot then maybe we’d start focusing on a clean sheet and start building from there, but we have got good momentum and a good feeling. Our players are smiley and happy and we will go out and try to take the game to Spurs.” Leicester, another team making an encouraging start to the season, have also yet to manage a shut-out, prompting manager Claudio Ranieri to offer his players a pizza for a clean sheet. But Pardew added: “We’re not really at the top of the tree for pizzas in this area here. Although a kebab or a burger might go down well if we keep a clean sheet. “I don’t want to take the ambition out of the team. The problem when I arrived was that the ambition had gone out of the team. We managed to put that right so I’m not going to take it away now. “Clean sheets are important for results. If we’d got one last week against Manchester City we’d have been very pleased and we were a minute away from achieving it. “We mustn’t dwell on that and we’ll try to score two goals at Spurs if we can.” Pardew could welcome back Damien Delaney, Joe Ledley and Connor Wickham, who all missed the last-gasp 1-0 defeat by City through injury. However, full-back Joel Ward remains sidelined by a knee injury and forward Marouane Chamakh is out with hamstring trouble. Press Associationcenter_img The Eagles head to Tottenham on Sunday flying high in sixth place, but they have yet to keep a clean sheet this season. However, Pardew has no intention of tightening up at the back at the expense of rattling in the goals at the other end of the pitch. last_img read more

OVERTIME

first_img:09 And while you’re dialing that number put your vote in to have Sam Clancy’s uniform retired for his greatness as one of the university’s all time basketball stars.:08 Here’s what I don’t get. Why are so many of you up in arms over the replacement ref’s in the NFL. No. 1. Most of you don’t know the rules to begin with…no you don’t, shut up! No. 2. Every ref had to start somewhere. And No. 3. Who really cares as long as the Steelers win?:07 Recently, (and no, not often) I was at Hooters in Monroeville watching a Steelers game and of course enjoying the wings. (I mean that’s why you go, for the games and the wings right?) Anyway, after the game I was introduced to a whole new world of crazy. Do these people know that the WWF and all things pro wrestling is fake? I know you know…but there’s 100 regulars out there that truly believe a 300-pound man can jump off a top ring rope and land on another man’s neck and not kill him…C’mon man!:06 What about O.J.? What’s wrong with you people …don’t ya care anymore? Sorry juice!:05 You will never, never, never…ever hear that I am not an equal opportunity brother. Not only is Deborah Walker a friend of mine, (as is Connie Parker) but she is very qualified to be the next president of the Pittsburgh NAACP. Good Lord the only person on the planet with more credentials is Obama. And I only get one vote.:04 Speaking of Hooter’s…and I was (you’re really starting to get the hang of this thing?) The other thing you get at Hooter’s is the opportunity to see beautiful women. And two of Pittsburgh’s finest were on hand to watch “Big Ben” dismantle the Raiders, or so I thought. To my amazement these two ladies were there to eat, not watch the game. You know I had heard about women like this but never met them in person. To my two new Hooters friends Iona and Dansette nice to meet ya and you’re now in “The Locker Room” as future Overtime readers (see I told you people some of us go for the wings.):03 OK, here it is… for the last damn time!! There are somewhere between 5-10 radio stations of status in Alle­gheny County that either report sports or talk sports and not one of them have a local Black, Hispanic or female host, co-host or reporter (not to the best of my knowledge) and since they ran my man John Burton out of town “we” got nothin! Yet again you ask why this matters. Here’s a bunch of reasons you should know: 90 percent of the Steelers… Black; 70 percent of the Pirates…Black or Latino; 70 percent of Pitt Football…Black; 99 percent of Pitt Basketball…Black; 90 percent of Duquesne Basketball…Black; 80 percent of Pgh Power Arena Football… Black; 100 percent of Pgh Force Women’s Pro Football…Women; 100 percent Pgh Passion Women’s Pro Football…Women; 50 percent of all other sports teams in Allegheny County…Black, Hispanic or Women. And the end results just to be fair: No opposing voice, idea or perspective; No true understanding of the other side; Lack of job opportunities to the other groups; No travel to play-offs, championships, world series, super bowls, national events, nothin; No chance to take your family to any of those amazing locations and events (and yes family does go); No local dinners, banquets, special events; At least 4 or 5 guys holding down at least 3-5 jobs reach across the board…that’s a pay check for every job. “They” know you’re not going to do anything that’s why they do it. No it’s not life and death but it is important! No disrespect to any of my colleagues but it is what it is!:02 “Boys and Their Toys”…Lets get it on! The last great summer Car Cruise is coming at ya Sept. 30, at Pep Boys on Rt. 22 in Monroeville (across from Home Depot). This is going to be large. The Champions and The Pgh United Rays Corvette Club along with the Fabulous Allure Models will present a car wash…(weather permitting) and a car cruise, $5 donation for the cruise, $5 donation for the wash. Proceeds to benefit Champions Toys for Tots Xmas Party and Toy Give Away for Disadvantaged Youth. For info, call 412-628-4856.:01 Saving the best for last—“Heavens Hoopers” will now be joined by Mr. Kenny West. And I identify him as Mister because he was the ultimate gentleman and most deserving of the title. And if ever there was a guy that you would never hear a bad word about it was “West” as he was well known. But don’t get it twisted here’s why he makes the team…6’2” about 200 pounds, strong as two men, fundamentally sound, the “Dennis Rodman” of the Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League, all he cared about was getting rebounds, putting the “D” on your butt and winning. I am proud to call “West” a lifetime member of “The Dons” and the Champions Basketball Family. You are gone and will never be forgotten and trust me when I tell you Kenny Durrett, Armon Gilliam, Darryll Gissendaner and the rest of the squad will welcome you to the team with open arms!!!Game Over BILL NEAL :10 Pitt’s Varsity Letter Club has honored outstanding letter winners since 1961. On Oct. 12, the tradition will continue as the club honors seven outstanding past athletes including quite possibly the most loved basketball coach in Pitt history, Tim Grgurich; and Roger Kingdom, one of the greatest and most dominant Olympians of all time. This year’s honorary letter winner award will go to long time athletic trainer Tony Salesi. For additional info call 412-624-4141.last_img read more

Forever Powder Coating Hosts 4th Annual Cruise-In Car and Motorcycle Show

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Forever Powder Coating Nothing says summer like hotrods, BBQ, kettle corn, and ice cream!  And on Saturday, July 12, from 11:00 – 4:00 pm, Forever Powder Coating will host their fourth annual Cruise-In to benefit Dynamic Partner’s, Children’s Therapy Center in Tacoma.  Last year’s event hosted 100+ vehicles, 20+ motorcycles, and raised over $1000…this year’s goal is $2000!Teaming up with the Tumwater Rotary Motorcycle Poker Run the events will take place at the New Market Skills Center and feature all types of cars, motorcycles and trucks.  Cruise-In winners will take home trophies and cash prizes in a variety of categories like Best Rat Rod, Best Muscle Car, Best Bike, and Best Paint.Forever Powder Coating began the Cruise-In to showcase their custom work—and that of their clients and friends—in a family-friendly setting.  Says FPC’s Heather Pinard, “We encourage our guests to bring all sorts of projects they have worked on, from classic cars to vintage pedal cars and various restoration projects.”  Vendors, food, bounce house, dunk tank and raffles make for an exciting annual event.Outside of the Cruise-In event, Forever Powder Coating has been active in the community since they opened their doors in 2009.  In layman’s terms, powder coating is a process in which color is added to metal via electrostatic charge and then cured with heat to ensure its durability and vibrancy without harmful side effects.Jobs are individually priced, and customers can seek a bid in person, over the phone, or via email.  Average time to completion varies, depending on the piece itself.  They’ve done everything from the standard (tire rims, motorcycle parts, hotrod pin-striping) to the unique (a gold toilet, a vintage fire hydrant, and an entire boat!).  Some of their latest creations include sculptures, custom crafted clocks, restored patio furniture, and the lettering, signs, and 900 feet of railing for a Tacoma apartment complex.Outside of powder coating, FPC also specializes in sandblasting, restoration, firearms coating, and custom art work.  The artistic side of things is handled by Jeff Pinard, who can provide individualized artwork for almost any surface.  His hand-painted and uniquely designed graphics feature gold and copper leaf and inventive, eye-catching images.Jeff and his staff are all highly-trained, skilled craftsmen and their pride shows.  Says Jeff, “All employees at Forever Powder Coating are trained in all aspects of the job.  This makes everyone that we work with very knowledgeable of what we do, and can give the customer the highest level of service. I feel the team that we have at Forever is a very strong, tight knit bunch that cares about the product we produce for the customer and in turn it shows in our top notch quality. We pride ourselves on always trying new things and to never stop learning, to forge ahead and not be just average but the best.”Judging by their many 5-star online reviews, they’ve accomplished just that!Forever Powder Coating715 – 78th Ave SW #1Olympia, WA 98501360.786.6345For more information regarding this weekends event, please visit www.facebook.com/ForeverPwdrCoating/events or call 360-786-6345.last_img read more