BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (ROUND-UP)

first_img Bill Signing,  Equality,  Non-discrimination,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday afternoon Governor Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders. The orders expand protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for commonwealth employees and employees of businesses who are contracted by the commonwealth.  These executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.“We must show that Pennsylvania is the place that William Penn envisioned when he founded our commonwealth on the principle that it is open, diverse, and inclusive for all people,” said Governor Wolf.  “I call on the General Assembly to swiftly put legislation on my desk that ensures that people throughout the commonwealth – regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or identity – are treated equally under Pennsylvania law.”Take a look at the additional coverage below:Pennlive: Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive orders on LGBT fairness is about policy goals, but public relations tooFor a larger corporate and social media world, Wolf was channeling his inner William Penn, and advertising Pennsylvania as a welcoming state where tolerance for everyone is the order of the day.Philly.com: Wolf signs orders expanding LGBT rights“Pennsylvania needs to go on record to proclaim that all people . . . are treated equally under the law,” [Governor Wolf] said.FOX 43: Gov. Wolf signs non-discrimination executive orders“This is not the end of the game,” [Governor Wolf]  said. “I am urging the legislature to pass a non-discrimination bill that makes it clear to the world that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place for everyone.”PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf hopes executive order is catalyst for non-discrimination legislation“This…is an effort to explicitly and decisively end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression and identity in the executive branch in state government,” said Gov. Wolf.Post-Gazette: Wolf’s executive orders expand protections against discrimination for state workers, contact employeesRepeating a call from his first days in office, Wolf asked the General Assembly to send him legislation that would add protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to existing bans on discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.Morning Call: Wolf signs non-discrimination executive ordersWith an anti-discrimination bill held up in the Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed two executive orders that would protect some public employees and some government contractors from bigotry based on “sexual orientation, gender expression or identity.”Associated Press: Wolf: Contracts must have no LGBT discrimination“If we want a healthy economy, if we want a strong democracy, if we want a just society, we have to do this,” Wolf said.Time: Pennsylvania Governor Bans Anti-Transgender DiscriminationPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders related to the rights of transgender people on Thursday, contrasting recent high-profile laws in other states that been criticized for discriminating against the LGBT community.Penn Live: ‘This is the right thing for us to do’: Gov. Tom Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination protections “This is the right thing for us to do,” Gov. Tom Wolf said as he signed two executive orders on Thursday. “Just as it was the right thing for William Penn to do when he proclaimed that Pennsylvania was a place for everyone, regardless of their religion.”Politico: Pennsylvania governor expands protections for transgender peopleThe governor of Pennsylvania signed two executive orders Thursday that expand discrimination protections related to employment, including for transgender people.ABC 27: Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders“We need to make statement here in Pennsylvania that we are welcoming, we are open for business for everybody. This is the best I could do,” Wolf said.New York Magazine: Pennsylvania Governor Issues Orders Banning LGBT Discrimination“I am taking action to protect those that I can and send a signal to the country that Pennsylvania is open for business no matter who you are or whom you love.” [said Governor Wolf]WBNG: PA Governor issues anti-discrimination orderGov. Tom Wolf signed the executive order Thursday. He says he can’t wait any longer for Republican lawmakers to move on legislation that would ban such discrimination in employment, housing and public services.WNEP: Wolf Extends Protection to Some LGBT PeopleGovernor Wolf signed this executive order in Harrisburg with a smile. The order protects lesbian, gay, and transgender people who work for the state or for businesses that contract with the state.WGAL: Wolf signs LGBT anti-discrimination executive orderGovernor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order to prohibit discrimination by state contractors against people who are lesbian, gay or transgenderCitizens Voice: Wolf to issue executive orders for LGBT anti-discriminationThe governor stressed the importance of having a strong and inclusive workforce to boost Pennsylvania’s economy and noted business support for the anti-discrimination legislation.Associated Press: York LGBT activists praise Wolf executive orderWolf says Pennsylvania needs to be seen as a welcoming place, and he cited the backlash against what he called a “discriminatory” bill signed by North Carolina’s governor. BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (ROUND-UP) Read more posts about the fight to end LGBT discrimination in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant April 08, 2016last_img read more

Brisbane’s prestige market on fire in lead-up to Christmas

first_imgTony Schiffmann and his daughter Brooke at the Clayfield home that has sold for $4.15m. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.Mr Schiffmann, who was selling to downsize, told The Courier-Mail location and natural light had been important factors when he first bought the Clayfield home. “The key driver was actually around convenience which still applies today,” he said. “At that stage our daughters were younger so we moved in there for schools.“They went to Clayfield College, which was up the road.“Also I suppose work wise it was convenient to the city for myself and also my job involves travel so it was close to the airport.’’ Tony Schiffmann and his daughter Brooke at the Clayfield home that has just sold for $4.15m. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.A HAMPTONS style home in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious streets has sold for $4.15 million in another sign of strength in the market at the top end of town.The big family home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, sold after auction to a young, local family who fought off six other bidders to make an offer the vendor couldn’t refuse.The property’s previous owner, BDO managing partner Tony Schiffmann, has pocketed more than double what he paid for it 14 years ago, with property records revealing the home last sold for $1.8 million in 2003. This home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, sold after auction to a Brisbane family.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoMr Ferguson said he was personally seeing a lot of local buyers upgrading to the Ascot/Hamilton/Clayfield area. “They’re moving up after making money out of the homes they’re in, which drives the next level,” he said. And he believed there was still growth to come in the city’s prestige market, although the top of the cycle wasn’t far off. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield, has sold for $4.15m.It’s been a big year so far for Brisbane’s prestige property market, with agents reporting increased interest from local buyers, expats and investors from southern states.Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot, who negotiated the sale of 175 Adelaide St East with Damon Warat, said he still had a number of high-end homes due to hit the market in the lead-up to Christmas. CLEARANCE RATE HITS SPRING HIGH ART DECO APARTMENT BLOCK FOR SALE TECH BEHIND BITCOIN IS THE FUTURE The deck at the home at 175 Adelaide St East, Clayfield.The home has multiple living, dining and entertainment areas, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, a media room, a tennis court and swimming pool — all on a large 1179 sqm allotment.It’s also close to the popular Racecourse Road restaurant precinct and major shopping centres.The top sale in the street to date is $5.8 million for 165 Adelaide St East in 2010, followed by $4.35 million for 123 Adelaide St East in 2004.It comes as another home fetched more than $4 million at the weekend.The riverfront property at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane sold for $4.125m to a local family.last_img read more

Showdown at Lindo Park Hard Courts.

first_imgNewsSports Showdown at Lindo Park Hard Courts. by: – June 4, 2011 Results of games played on Thursday and Friday. Friday, June 3rdGame 1 – Kubuli/Vitamalt Division 1 – T.F Grand Fond Ball Tricks won their second game in a tightly contested game and overcoming the 2011 regular season champs Salisbury Juggernauts by 13 points. Final score Ball Tricks 53 points to Juggernauts 40 points. Top scoring for the Grand fond boys were Alister Browne 14 points, Kemon Cuffy 12 points and Kuriney Cuffy 12 points and Esmond Andrew with a game high 24 points for Juggernauts. Note of Interest was prominent doctor Thompson Fontaine spotting a uniform for the Grand Fond Ball Tricks. 40 Views   no discussions Game 2 – The Pistons of Pichelin turned the tables and arrested the Police Team winning by 10 points, the final scores Pistons 76 points to Police Sports Club 66 points. Top scoring for Pistons were Kijuan Thomas 23 points and Yannick Regis 19 points while for the police Floyd Theodore 11 points and Englebert Defoe 12 points. Share Share Sharecenter_img Game 2 – Domlec Premier Division – Dragon Stout Pros of Grandbay redeem themselves by taking care of the team which played the finals last year Paix Bouche Eagles. Final score Dragon Stout Pros 72 points to Paix Bouche Eagles 58 points, top scoring for Pros were Craig Angol 18 points, Ramal Carbon 14 points and Hakeem Dangleben 12 points while Earl Mathew had a game high 29 points and Andel George 16 points for Eagles. Tonight in the 2011 Lime National Basketball League at the Lindo Park hard courts promises to be the biggest night of the season so far, that’s because the two biggest names in Dominica basketball  champions Signman X-Men plays former champions Gatorade Blazers. Its going to be an epic battle as both teams bring undefeated records of 3 – 0 but one must go down tonight. But before at 7pm in the Kubuli/Vitamalt Division 1 will see the NBD Original X-Men take on the boys of Canefield Maximum Building Supplies Tigers. Tweet The Lime National League continues this evening at the Lindo Park from 7.00By: Mickey Joseph Thursday, June 2nd – Kubuli/Vitamalt Division 1Game 1 – Element Agencies Ole Skool went down to the National Youth Team 55 points to 56 points in a closely contested game. Top scoring for the National Youth Team were Kevin Augustine 16 points and Wakamie Fabien 10 points while Cedric Hypolite 16 points and Layne Royer 12 points for Ole Skool. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

No review of VPD use-of-force policies planned

first_imgDespite a spate of officer-involved shootings over the last month, Vancouver’s police chief says he’s confident the department’s policies are in line with statewide public safety standards and that his officers are following best practices.Since Feb. 5, the Vancouver Police Department has been involved in four officer-involved shootings — three of them fatal. The recent shootings appear to be the most in one year for the police agency over the last 25 years, a Columbian analysis found.“I think, for a department of our size, it is a little unusual to have so many back-to-back. I think it is outside the norm,” Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said in a phone interview Wednesday. “What my experience has told me is, really the only consistency I see, is the behavior of the citizen involved has (caused) this incident to occur. It’s not usual for officers to need to use lethal force when people are cooperative.”A Columbian analysis of local law enforcement policies on use of force, specifically lethal force, found that the Vancouver Police Department’s policies largely mirror those of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Camas and Battle Ground police departments.In a nutshell, all of the policies say deadly force is necessary when officers need to protect themselves or others from threat of death or serious injury. Deadly force is also permissible to prevent the escape of a fleeing violent felon when there’s probable cause to believe the felon has threatened serious harm or death, or if they are not apprehended poses the threat of harm to officers or others.last_img read more