Governor Wolf’s Week, November 20 – December 3, 2016

first_img December 02, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update Last week, Governor Wolf continued his Jobs That Pay initiative by announcing a major new plan and investment in the Port of Philadelphia that will create good, middle class jobs in Southeast Pennsylvania. The Administration also continued to make fighting the opioid epidemic a top priority. First Lady Frances Wolf joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas at Family First Health in Hanover, PA to discuss the Wolf Administration’s top priority of combatting the opioid abuse epidemic.This week, the Wolf Administration announced the first-ever ‘It’s On Us PA’ grants to combat campus sexual assault. Thirty-six colleges and universities were awarded up to $30,000 to implement programs and strategies that align with the goals of the Governor’s It’s On Us PA campaign.As in years past, Governor Wolf’s office announced that he would not be attending Pennsylvania Society and, in lieu of his attendance, the Governor and First Lady Wolf will be volunteering in central Pennsylvania.In response to several incidents of racism and religious intolerance, Governor Wolf and his administration wish to remind Pennsylvanians, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, or religion, that PA Has Your Back.Governor Wolf’s Week, November 20 – December 3, 2016Monday, 11/21/16Governor Tom Wolf Announces Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Flooding in North-Central PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Takes Action on LegislationIn York County, First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicTuesday, 11/22/16Governor Wolf Announces $300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity, Create JobsMonday, 11/28/16Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians of New Criminal Record Sealing LawTuesday, 11/29/16Wolf Administration Awards First-ever ‘It’s On Us PA’ Grants to Combat Sexual AssaultGovernor Wolf’s Second Year: Progress on Schools, Jobs, and ReformGovernor and First Lady Wolf Invite Public to Attend 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWednesday, 11/30/16Governor Wolf Announces Mission Critical Solutions Manufacturing Expansion and New Job Creation in Bedford CountyThursday, 12/2/16Governor Wolf Announces Federal Disaster Funding for October FloodingHighlights from The BlogRecapping a Year of Historic Liquor Reform in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)From the Wolf Family Recipe Box: A Traditional Apple CrispKeep Yourself and Emergency Responders Safe This Holiday Travel SeasonA Thanksgiving Greeting from Our Family to YoursPennsylvania Has Your BackSupport Local Small Businesses by Shopping Small TomorrowGovernor Wolf Announces Investment in Infrastructure and Job Creation at Port of Philadelphia (Round-Up)Get Out, Give a Hand on Giving TuesdayHow Pennsylvania Certifies the Vote After Every ElectionGovernor Wolf Announces ‘It’s On Us PA’ Grants to Combat College Campus Sexual Assault (Round-Up)Responding to Senate Republicans Regarding Call Center ClosingsGovernor Wolf to Make Donations, Volunteer in Lieu of Attending Pennsylvania SocietyHighlight from TwitterGovernor Wolf: “To those who are worried or unsure, I want you to know that Pennsylvania has your back.”— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 23, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf’s Week, November 20 – December 3, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Remembering Guyana’s first World boxing champion!

first_img…Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis five years after his deathMAY 4, 2015, the boxing fraternity plunged into mourning after news that Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis died in the vicinity of Covent Garden, on the East Bank of Demerara. He was 44-years old.Andrew “Six Heads” Lewis after winning the WBA World Welterweight Title by defeating James Page.With his casket draped in the Golden Arrowhead and the WBA welterweight belt resting on top of it, Guyana’s first World boxing champion, Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis said goodbye to his many fans. Lewis made his final ‘hooray’ on May 14, 2015, as the man who many will remember for his famous 7th round TKO win over American James Page on February 17, 2001, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Reports stated that the former World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion was riding his bicycle, heading to a popular ‘coconut’ spot near his home – a place he visits daily – when he was struck from behind by a motor car.A resident of Albouystown, Lewis was remembered not only for his exploits in the ring, but for his kindness; a man that would give his last to someone if he believed that the person needed it more than he did.Lewis, at the time of his climb to the top, was the number one welterweight contender in the WBA rankings and was undefeated in 20 professional fights, knocking out 18 of his opponents. The beloved Lewis was hunting an achievement that would make him a legend if accomplished.With an entire nation behind him, Lewis went on to win via TKO against Page in the 7th of their 12-round contest.He became his country’s Champion, after great fighters before him, like Patrick Ford, Lennox Blackmore, Terrence Alli, Dennis Andries, Wayne Harris and Andrew Murray (just to name a few) had all failed to do in their illustrious careers.The boy from Albouystown turned ‘Pro’ in 1993, first stepping into the ring against Fitzroy Davidson. Eight years later, he sat on top of the world, immortalised by Guyanese at home and abroad. He would finish his career in 2008, with a ring record of 23 wins, four losses and two draws from 29 outings in the ring.Two years after Lewis’s death (March 24, 2017 to be exact), Manx Powers, the man charged with causing the death of the former World Champion, walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court a free man.Magistrate Fabayo Azore dismissed the charge against Powers, who was on trial for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving, on the grounds that there was not enough evidence against him.last_img read more