The Blog, Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf was joined by families, advocates, and lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.Making sure that all Pennsylvanians have access to healthcare is a priority for Governor Wolf. This week, the governor joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards to host a discussion on the importance of ensuring access to women’s healthcare programs and the devastating effects proposed federal cuts would have on these services. Governor Wolf also released a statement of support for advocates who gathered in Harrisburg to rally for the protection of women’s health services.In January 2016, Governor Wolf launched the “It’s On Us PA” campaign to address and combat sexual assault on college campuses. On Tuesday, Governor Wolf hosted a press conference to announced six new pieces of proposed legislation that will continue and strengthen the fight against sexual violence in Pennsylvania.On Friday, Governor Wolf hosted an event with the Department of Banking and Securities and the Department of Aging to encourage seniors to protect themselves from financial fraud.Governor Wolf’s Week, April 16, 2017 – April 22, 2017Monday, 4/17/17Governor Wolf Announces State Clean Energy Grant InvestmentGovernor Wolf, Families, Advocates Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Legalizing Medical MarijuanaGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Join Pre-K for PA to Host Easter Egg Hunt at the Governor’s Residence, Highlight the Need to Invest in High-Quality Early Childhood EducationTuesday, 4/18/17Governor Wolf Urges Congress to Support Miners Protection ActUpdated: Governor Wolf’s Statement on Pennsylvania State Police Pursuit of Steve StephensGovernor Wolf Statement on Capitol Rally to Protect Women’s Health ServicesGovernor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us PA” LegislationWednesday, 4/19/17Governor Wolf Announces $39 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in Nine CountiesWolf Administration Statement Opposing Senate Bill 383Governor Wolf Statement on Eric Frein ConvictionThursday, 4/20/17Governor Wolf Announces Opening of First of 29 Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations Under Public Private PartnershipsGovernor Wolf Encourages Teens to Enroll in State Police Summer CampGovernor Wolf and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards Hold Roundtable to Discuss Devastating Effects of Proposed Federal Funding CutsFriday, 4/21/17Governor Wolf Urges Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Financial FraudGovernor Wolf Announces 79 Projects to Receive DEP Environmental Education GrantsHighlights from The BlogMedical Marijuana One-Year Anniversary Celebrates People and ProgressWhat Medicaid Means to Xavier’s FamilyHighlights from TwitterThank you to the brave @PAStatePolice troopers for their vigilance in pursuing the Facebook killer. Thankful no one in PA was hurt. https://t.co/GN5i6jkcuI— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 18, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 21, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Week, April 16, 2017 – April 22, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Medical marijuana legalization is changing PA families’ lives. Retweet to show support for this important program. pic.twitter.com/YCYsJ0H1Ac— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 17, 2017
The text then read: “Be like Mario. He’s an Italian plumber, created by Japanese people, who speaks English and looks like a Mexican” and went on to describe a black man and a Jewish person. After people criticised the post, he deleted it before writing on his Twitter account that his mother was Jewish. And he issued a statement to apologise, explaining he was trying to be “anti-racist with humour”. Ged Grebby from Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), an educational charity which uses football to promote an anti-racism message, was encouraged by Balotelli’s immediate apology. That was in contrast to other senior figures in football who have been criticised for making racist remarks recently, but who had not fully apologised, he said. Mr Grebby, who is the campaign’s chief executive, said: “I think it says something about Mario that he had the decency to do that.” Mr Grebby said the charity condemned Balotelli’s deleted post, and said it could not be justified. But a major message of SRtRC was to get people to recognise their own racist behaviour, to admit it and then to change. “With Mario, almost immediately, he deleted the post he had done, recognised his mistake and said sorry,” Mr Grebby said. Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has received the support of a leading anti-racism campaigner – because he immediately apologised for apparently making a racist and anti-Semitic post. The Italy forward has until 6pm on Friday to respond to the Football Association, which has asked him for an explanation, before a decision will be made whether to charge him. Balotelli, 24, had reposted an image from the computer game Super Mario on his Instagram page with the heading “Don’t be a racist”. Press Association
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “(Kelly) blocked him,” Mattingly said. “The third base coach is not allowed to block the runner from continuing in. It’s obviously interference. They missed the call, basically. I don’t know who’s supposed to be watching but they weren’t watching.”The explanation Mattingly received from third base umpire Fieldin Culbreth was simple: “He was watching the play.”Blanco told reporters that he did make contact with Kelly, “but I was already stopping. It wasn’t like he stopped me. I was already on the base. It wasn’t like he grabbed me.”Frustrating as it was, the Dodgers’ ninth-inning jam was of their own making.Buster Posey led off the inning with a one-out single off Chris Hatcher (0-2), whose next pitch hit Justin Maxwell. Howell relieved Hatcher and allowed an opposite-field single to Brandon Belt, loading the bases when Blanco stopped at third. Even Howell admitted that losing the game on a coach’s interference would not have been satisfying.“They still got the hits they needed,” Howell said. “That would have been luck. That would have been just straight lucky. I don’t know if (Blanco) was going to run or not. It’d be nice to get ‘em out truly, not from a coach touching somebody. I’d rather just get ‘em out.”And yet, that might not have been the most frustrating part of the loss.After Hatcher’s pitch hit Maxwell, it ricocheted off the helmet of catcher A.J. Ellis, then off a knuckle on his bare (right) throwing hand. Ellis had to leave the game after he was unable to make a couple of short throws back to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.Ellis told reporters after the game that X-rays on his hand were negative.Alex Guerrero’s pinch-hit, two-run home run brought the Dodgers back from a 2-0 deficit in the sixth inning against Madison Bumgarner. The Giants got both their runs off Clayton Kershaw in the third inning, using the same brand of small ball they used to strike first Tuesday. Joaquin Arias led off the inning with a single. Brandon Crawford walked and Bumgarner bunted both runners over.Norichika Aoki then hit a ground ball to shortstop, where Jimmy Rollins elected to throw to first base to get the sure out. Crawford advanced to third base and score on a single by Matt Duffy. The starting pitchers but did not figure into the decision. It was the first time the reigning regular season MVP and World Series MVP opposed each other on the mound. Both pitchers saw their workdays end at 9:19 p.m., when Guerrero pinch hit for Kershaw and hit Bumgarner’s final pitch for a home run to left field. SAN FRANCISCO — They say you can throw both teams’ records out the window when the Dodgers play the Giants.They didn’t say anything about the rulebook.Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had a few reasons to be frustrated after the Giants won, 3-2, on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday at AT&T Park. Chief among them: a non-call by the umpires after Giants third base coach Roberto Kelly appeared to interfere with Gregor Blanco as Blanco rounded third base on a single to left field.Blanco tagged up and scored when the next batter, Joe Panik, flew out to center field, ending the game.