El Gobernador Wolf da a conocer su declaración en respuesta a la propagación de información falsa y ataques a la comunidad LGBTQ

first_img Español,  Non-discrimination,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf dio a conocer la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la última propagación de odio e información falsa por parte del Representante Russ Diamond:“Abominable, irrespetuoso, peligroso. No hay palabras que describan adecuadamente mi desdén por las payasadas que el Representante Diamond desplegó en su última misiva.“El comunicado de prensa del Representante Diamond no es más que un ataque apenas velado contra la comunidad LGBTQ y la Secretaria de Salud del Estado la Dra. Rachel Levine, una mujer transgénero y una líder respetada a nivel nacional en salud pública, cuya valentía y firmeza frente a los constantes ataques es loable.“Prácticamente ninguna persona pensante cuestiona al uso de las máscaras como un medio efectivo para detener la propagación de la COVID. Quienes ostentan con orgullo que no usan máscaras, como el Representante Diamond, no muestran su libertad, sino más bien su ignorancia y falta de respeto hacia ellos mismos, sus familias, vecinos y comunidades cuando no usan una máscara, y probablemente propaguen más este virus peligroso.“Equiparar cualquier falta de respeto hacia aquellos que no usan máscaras a las décadas de falta de respeto, amenazas y violencia contra nuestra comunidad LGBTQ va mucho más allá de las características distintivas de una sociedad decente. Que estas acciones provengan de un legislador elegido para representar de manera justa a todos sus electores es simplemente imperdonable.“Hago un llamamiento al liderazgo de los Republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes para que presente una resolución que censure al Representante de inmediato. Necesitamos que los Republicanos dejen de difundir información errónea al público en general, y necesitamos imperiosamente que sean más responsables y más receptivos a la salud y al bienestar de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania. Este comportamiento peligroso e imprudente no es bienvenido en Pennsylvania.”View this information in English. El Gobernador Wolf da a conocer su declaración en respuesta a la propagación de información falsa y ataques a la comunidad LGBTQ SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img July 30, 2020last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu enters Japan Open quarterfinal, HS Prannoy eliminated

first_imgPV Sindhu increased her head-to-head tally to 8-0 against Aya Ohori.HS Prannoy was eliminated in the Japan Open.B Sai Praneeth also advanced to the next round. Tokyo: Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth moved into the quarterfinals of the Japan Open after registering contrasting wins in their respective events here on Thursday. While fifth seed Sindhu had to toil hard in an hour-long battle to get the better of unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori 11-21 21-10 21-13 in a second-round women’s singles match, Praneeth sailed past another local shuttler, Kanta Tsuneyama, 21-13 21-16 in a men’s singles encounter that lasted 45 minutes. However, H S Prannoy, who knocked out compatriot Kidambi Srikanth in the opening round, went down to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 9-21 15-21 in his second-round match.     The win at the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament on Thursday extended Sindhu’s head-to-head record to 8-0 over Ohori. Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between China’s Chen Xiao Xin and fourth-seeded Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, to whom she lost in the final of the Indonesia Open last week.     Sai Praneeth, on the other hand, will face Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the men’s singles last-eight round. It was good news for India in the men’s doubles event as the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made it to the quarterfinals after emerging victorious in a tough three-game second-round affair in 53 minutes.     The Indian pair came from a game down to quell the challenge of China’s Kai Xiang Huang and Cheng Liu 15-21 21-11 21-19 and set up a quarterfinal clash with the second-seeded local combination of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.      In the match between Sindhu and Ohori, the Rio Olympics silver medallist Indian shuttler was slow to get off the blocks as the local girl came out on top in the early exchanges to race to a 5-1 and then 11-5 lead at the break.     Sindhu took it easy in the first game and the approach acted in Ohori’s favour as the Indian committed a lot of unforced errors. An error-prone Sindhu never looked in the contest as she kept of hitting the shuttle at the net or outside the court that enabled Ohori to pocket the first game rather comfortably.     In the second game too Sindhu struggled initially before getting her acts together just on time. Trailing 0-2, the Indian made a great comeback to draw level and then took the lead for the first time in the contest. Once she managed to take a 3-2 lead, there was no looking back for Sindhu and she kept on extending her domination to grab the second game and roar back into the contest.     Sindhu continued in the same vein in the decider and surged ahead 3-1 and then 8-4 before Ohori clinched four straight points to level the scores at 8 apiece. But just when she felt threatening, Sindhu lifted her game and won six consecutive points to take a 14-8 lead. From there on, Sindhu didn’t look back and kept her nose ahead to pocket the third game and seal her quarterfinal berth. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Golf heads south for sun, Lady Puerto Rico Classic

first_imgThe weather in Madison may be freezing, but there?s nothingbut sunshine ahead for the UW women?s golf team, as they migrate to thetropical weather of the Caribbean for the Lady Puerto Rico Classic thisweekend. In a field of 18 teams, six are in the top 25, and 14 are inthe top 50 of the national rankings. With such a big tournament this early inthe spring season, the Badgers have an opportunity to see where they stand in atournament of strong competitors and make their mark on a national level. Coming off a solid win against Indiana two weeks ago inArizona (10-8), the Badgers look to continue their strong start to the springseason. Consistency was key in their last win as each of the six players shotin the low to mid 70s. For this trip, only five players are allowed to compete:Katie Elliot, Jeana Dahl, Natasha Lopez, Kelsey Verbeten, and Carly Werwie willeach take their shot against the competition. According to head coach Todd Oehrlein, ball striking, greensin regulation, and most importantly, putting are skills to improve upon thisweekend. Heading to Puerto Rico also raises climate issues that the team willhave to play through.?Probably the biggest thing I would say that we have to beprepared for is, it tends to get pretty windy,? Oehrlein said. ?From apreparation standpoint, we just have to make sure we control our ball flightand maybe try to keep our trajectory a little bit lower.?As for team goals, the Badgers want to make advancements intheir rankings as the bigger tournaments ? such as the Big Ten and NCAATournaments ? loom in the coming months. Although it?s early in the season, theBadgers hope to use this tournament as a jumpstart to their future success.?Really, it?s about trying to make sure we get some winsagainst some teams,? Oehrlein said. ?We?d like to pick up ground in strokedifferential, in our scoring, based on our season averages and things. Andthat?s going to move us forward in the rankings and put us in a better positionas we move forward for regional considerations.?With two weeks to prepare and nothing but snow and frigidtemperatures at home, the women?s golf team has been forced to practiceindoors. Despite the less-than-perfect conditions for training, the teampractices harder than ever and is able to transfer the many facets of the gamefrom fake grass mats to real grass outdoors.?We have this putting surface inside [the Kohl Center].?Dahl said. ?We have been working a lot on our short game and wedges in theMcClain Center and [have been] doing the full swing stuff at Vitnese [golfingrange].? The conditions for practicing in Madison could pose ahandicap, as other teams in the tournament like Tennessee or Georgia have greatweather all year round. However, with the many indoor options available inMadison, Oehrlein feels the team will have no problem in making the transition.?A vital aspect to a Badger win this weekend is the practiceround, which the team gets before tournament play begins.?It?s critical.? Oehrlein said. ?You get a chance to see thegolf course and pay attention where you want to leave it around the greens andwhat gives you the best chance from a scoring perspective too. And then it alsois just really important for us to just get back outside again.?Beyond fine tuning skills and making the move from turf tograss, the long breaks between tournaments ? in this case, two weeks ? isanother challenge the team must deal with. But with a team composed of soundleaders, such as senior Elliot and junior Dahl ? who scored a team low 72 tolead Wisconsin to victory in their last match against Indiana ? the Badgers arepoised to make their mark, despite having been dormant all winter long.?It?s going to be a challenging field.?There are going to be great teamsthere,? Dahl said. ?So hopefully we can just take what we?ve been working onall winter long in the offseason and bring it out to the course. ? Right nowwe?re just anxious to play.?last_img read more

Gbinije contributes off bench in 1st game at former school Duke

first_img Published on February 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 DURHAM, N.C. — The Cameron Crazies are notoriously harsh and on Saturday, Michael Gbinije learned that homecomings at Cameron Indoor Stadium can be brutal.From the moment he stepped on Coach K Court, Gbinije was showered with taunts from the unappreciative Crazies.“Gbi-ni-je! Still doesn’t play!” they chanted as he shot around during warm-ups.Through the first half, though, he played plenty — 12 minutes to be exact — and was one of the best players on the floor. No. 1 Syracuse lost to No. 5 Duke 66-60, but Gbinije scored eight points in the opening frame.He didn’t wait long to draw the ire of the 9,314-person crowd for his actions on the court, either. Just 6:28 into the game, Gbinije intercepted Jabari Parker’s pass and took it the other way for what should have been an easy layup. Andre Dawkins grabbed his jersey and was whistled for an intentional foul.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Cameron Crazies were livid. Gbinije calmly sunk both free throws and the Orange kept the ball.Two minutes later, Tyler Ennis grabbed a steal and hit Gbinije for a trailing 3 in transition.“I thought Mike did a great job coming in,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.Boeheim plays with a small rotation, so the contributions of Gbinije and backup center Baye Moussa Keita were critical.“Both guys played tremendous,” he said.He added another 3 from the corner late in the first half, but saw his role shrink in the second frame. That reopened the door for derisive cheers from the Cameron crowd.When he inbounded the ball across from Syracuse’s bench and in front of a horde of Duke students, Gbinije was met with angry heckling. When he fouled Amile Jefferson on nearly the same spot on the court, the Blue Devil faithful chanted, “We don’t miss you!”Gbinije left the locker room before media was able to enter, but in a familiar gym he delivered one of the most admirable performances of his college career.“Mike coming in really is a good thing for us moving forward,” Boeheim said. “It’s tough to come back down here and play. He played his best game of the year.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more