Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – With today symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn the same as men earned in 2017, Governor Tom Wolf declared today to be Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania.“It should be unacceptable to all of us that women do the same job and make the same contributions as men but make 20 percent less,” Governor Wolf said. “For women of color, the gap is even larger. Over a 40-year career, pay disparity can cost a woman $400,000, harming her standard of living and negatively affecting her retirement security.“Equal pay for equal work is fundamental to Pennsylvania’s economy and the core of who we are as a commonwealth. We cannot wait any longer. We must level the playing field so that all workers get a fair wage for their work, both for the women of today and for future generations.”You can view the full proclamation here. Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvaniacenter_img April 10, 2018last_img read more

Gold Coast mega mansion attracts who’s who of the city

first_imgLocal businessman Sep Abedian and wife Flora are selling their Surfers mansion on Paradise Waters. Picture Glenn Hampson 113 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell called the auction, which was held on the riverfront terrace of the property.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“This is unlike no other home, it’s a real statement in the street,” he told the crowd of about 60.“It has a class and style of its own.” Crowds at the auction. Picture Glenn HampsonBidding started at $3 million and quickly increased to $6 million before it paused and negotiations took place. The property was then passed in at $6.1 million. Auctioneer Andrew Bell in action. Picture Glenn HampsonA SPECTACULAR Surfers Paradise mansion lured some of the Gold Coast’s biggest movers and shakers when it went to auction yesterday.The event at 113 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters attracted a who’s who of the Gold Coast, including Sunland Group managing director Soheil Abedian, entrepreneur and HomeCorp Group developer Ron Bakir and Rolls-Royce and Bentley car dealer David Baird. About 60 people attended. Picture Glenn HampsonThe house was built in the late 1980s for tourism figure and resort developer Keith Williams.It was later owned by Dreamworld founder John Longhurst and was bought in 2013 by its current owners, local businessman Sep Abedian and wife Flora.The Abedians have bought another property on Paradise Waters and have decided to part ways with the property they restored.last_img read more

New exciting Season of Touchline to roll August 7

first_imgSeason two of your favorite soccer discussion show, Touchline with George Addo Jnr, will commence this Friday  – August 7, 2015 with three new intriguing features – E-Chat, Peep and Sideline.The Premier football online Video podcast which provides succinct analysis, previews including reactions of pundits into each football weekend, will see some changes but the core principles of brevity and assertion will still be the focus.The exquisite Coco Lounge will host this season’s episodes which will air for 25 minutes.The first of three new additions to this year’s format is the E-Chat segment. This segment will discuss the hottest issues pertaining to the European leagues. Panelists for this segment will include European football experts as well as celebrities who have indepth knowledge in football.Peep will be the second addition to this season’s edition with the host, George Addo Jnr, walking viewers through all the league fixtures scheduled for the weekend. Fixtures from the Italian, German, Spanish and English leagues will be featured on this segment.Last but not least is Sideline. Fans and viewers will have the opportunity to make contributions and inputs on this segment. Every week, Sideline will be on the streets to sample your views and opinion for that added spice. It could be you! We are ready for a mouth-watering season 2 of Touchline…Hope you are!! Subscribe the official YouTube channel @addojunr concepts and follow George Addo Jnr on twitter @addojunr.last_img read more

Sunday blog: Talking 1995, used-up controversies, babysitting Bryant, surveillance videos and Quinn

first_img2. Controversies that need to die and go to heaven…Roger StallbaumerNearly three weeks ago, the Wellington City Council appointed Mayor-soon-to-be-ex-mayor Roger Stallbaumer to fill the Wellington Housing Authority board vacancy left open when Kelli McComb was removed from the board.My apologies for the news delay. Here’s my three handy-dandy excuses in no particular order:1) I’ve had a lot of other things I’d rather write about this month.2) I have had little desire filing a WHA story knowing full well that it will require another round of policing the comment section over this never-ending tiresome Wheat Capital Manor controversy.3) I’m bored with the issue and want it to go away. Unless something concrete occurs, I’m moving on.Three people filed to fill the volunteer position including Sherry Sawyer and Chase Weber. Stallbaumer won by a 4-2 vote. Council members Jan Korte and Jim Valentine voted for Sawyer, while Kelly Green, John Brand, Vince Wetta and B.J. Tracy voting for Stallbaumer.Tracy was the swing vote and nobody was quite sure how he was going to vote before the meeting. It would have made for an interesting parliamentary procedure dilemma had Tracy voted for Sawyer and created a 3-3 tie among the city council. In case of a tie, the mayor, who usually does not vote, would be called to break the tie. In this case, that would have meant Stallbaumer would have either had to cast a vote for himself or against himself to appoint that position.That would have been an interesting moment in Wellington City Council lore. 2. After doing a painfully long research paper in the gifted program, we now get to do our presentation! 5. Contest time! Name the five different types of manna in Magic: The Gathering, but not by color. Email your answers to! A free T-shirt could be coming your way if you answer the question first.Follow us on Twitter. 4. Fun Fact: I named the first raccoon in “Where the Red Fern Grows” Steven and his favorite food is sautéed asparagus. 4. Cruel Internet…Britt McHenryIt seems like every week, some celebrity type is fighting for his/her career because of one of those unflattering Youtube or TMZ videos going viral. Last week, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry got herself in a jam when a video of her dressing down a tow company employee after her car was towed from a Chinese Restaurant parking lot. In the video, she was a complete witch and she embarrassed herself.But my problem with this video is not for the reasons you think.Why is this unpleasant exchange any of our business? She wasn’t arrested. We don’t know the circumstances on why the car was towed, and we don’t know whether or not this employee not seen on the video provoked her.Until this video surfaced, McHenry was never on my radar, and I watch a lot of ESPN. Yet now, I know of McHenry as the woman who threw the big hissy fit.McHenry is probably going to lose her job, her career, and have this albatross around her neck for the rest of her life. Yes, her performance that night was pathetic, but at what cost? It was on her own time, and, again, the incident was none of our business!And quite frankly, I’m guessing most of us have made a jerk of ourselves at one point or the other.You also have to wonder why the tow company or whomever thought this surveillance video needed to be shared with the world.The TMZ “gotcha” video craze bothers me greatly. Whether it is David Hasselhoff being drunk in a shower, or a TV newscaster accidentally dropping the F-word during a telecast, or some Jo Schmo doing something idiotic at a party — we feed off people embarrassing themselves.And to me that’s unfortunate. To me, the lowest form of human being is someone who posts without provocation something on the Internet for the whole purpose of embarrassing another individual. Everyone has a right to recover from a mistake. And everyone has a God-given right to their privacy. 5. Here’s Quinn…Quinn McCue1. First of all I’m in the community theater production. Our last show was today and I had a great time.center_img Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for April 19, 2015…1. Baseball reunion…1995 Wellington High School baseball team and Class 4A State Champions.Former Wellington High School head baseball coach Mike Wilmoth is organizing a 20-year reunion for the 1995 WHS varsity baseball players who won the Class 4A State Championship in Manhattan. The ceremony will be held May 7 at Hibbs-Hooten Field in between the Wellington-Clearwater doubleheader.It should be a hoot. I was the sports editor at the Wellington Daily News and the memory of that tournament makes me smile. Not only was it the first state championship team I ever covered as a reporter, but it was also the first time I used a cell phone.It had been raining all week, and the Class 4A state baseball tournament had been delayed a couple of times. It started on a Friday and was supposed to end on a Saturday. But the tournament was delayed way into next week. I remember driving to Manhattan on one of those days not knowing if we were going to play a game or not. My wife handed me her new Nokia cell phone and told me to call her when I got up there. I can’t even fathom my wife handing me her cell phone today. Hard to find someone more glued to her cell than my wife.So I called her somewhere on my way to Manhattan saying it’s starting to rain again. I almost wrecked the car trying to use the dang thing which is really no different from today.I also remember thinking of the cell phone as a bit of a novelty that won’t last much longer than the C.B. radio, or this new Internet thingy everyone was talking about. 3. Where’s Bryant’s pacifier?…Sometimes, you just have to yell out “are you kidding me?!” Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant is fussing with the Cowboys over a multitude of things including, get this, getting rid of his babysitter.“Hey, babysitter. If I can’t go out and break something or beat somebody up, I’m going to fire you and never play for the Cowboys again!!”Bryant wants to cut ties with David Wells, a former bail bondsman and current private investigator, whose main task is tagging the receiver 24/7 so he doesn’t get in trouble like burn down a nightclub or shoot all the neighbor’s cats or something.In other words, the Cowboys still feel they must babysit Bryant who is 26 years old… not 5, not 8, not 12, not 18, but frigging 26 YEARS OLD.If football wasn’t so darned entertaining, I’d gladly give it up and do something else rather than watch these pampered, overpaid, illiterate, immature, crybaby thugs bash in each other’s skulls on any given Sunday. 3. I really need to dust my fan in my room. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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The gossipy among us like other people’s dirty laundry. It lets them temporarily forget their own. And, by the way, getting arrested for something is *not* a conviction. But putting someones name in the paper for stuff is a great way to smear them horribly. Think about the irony here, Cue. Its not OK for TMZ but its OK for you. Really? Report Reply 2 replies · active 277 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 277 weeks ago Never heard of #3 or #4. It’s too bad you can’t get behind the Royals. Even as they were in first place, making a run for the playoffs last season, you were still not on board. A great start to the season by the home-town, world series runner-up gets pushed aside for two fluff pieces? Report Reply 1 reply · active 277 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 277 weeks ago I’m ok with leaving celebrity screw ups out of the news. But the second they pull a “do you know who I am?” or “I’m on TV”, then their perceived right to privacy, due to not representing their employer at the time of said screw up, goes out the window. Report Reply 6 replies · active 277 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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Sumner County Sheriff jail weekly report: April 4 – April 11, 2016

first_imgCuellar, Veronica C30Belle Plaine, KS1000 E 100th Ave N, Belle Plaine, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/10/16 Chappell, Charles V33Wellington, KS918 N Washington, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended4/10/16 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Sandell, Autumn E30Wellington, KS317 E Lincoln, WellingtonWellington PDDomestic Battery4/7/16 Blackwill, Joshua B29Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear, Failure to Appear, Theft, Theft, Criminal Damage to Property, Failure to Appear, Theft4/4/16 Oxford PD0 Barber Co0 KRGC0 Everhart, Larry D59Las Vegas, NVKeyes and Lincoln, Wellington, KSWellington PDDriving while license suspended4/5/16 Conway Springs PD0 Interiano, Arturo A31Arkansas City, KSCowley County Jail, Winfield, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/4/16 Black, Dustin L27Wellington, KS910 W 7th, Wellington, KSWellington PDProbation Violation4/5/16         Fisher, Kenneth P58Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/8/16 Schaaf, LuAnn J53Derby, KS400 N Oliver Rd, Belle Plaine, KSSumner CoDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs4/9/16 Schlecht, Joshua B31Wellington, KS120 E 9th, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/7/16 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for April 4 to April 11, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Caldwell PD0 Hernandez, Adolfo Jr31Wichita, KS1400 N K-42 Hwy, Milton, KSSumner CoDriving while license suspended, Operate vehicle without liability insurance4/6/16 Sanborn, Michael D32Wichita, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear4/7/16 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 4/4/2016 thru 4/11/2016  Wells, Thomas38Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/8/16center_img Sedgwick Co29 KHP0 Gilman, Savannah E18Wichita, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/8/16 Bail Bondsman1 Houlden, Trey J22Goddard, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoFailure to Appear, Probation Violation4/4/16 Belle Plaine PD0 Carr, Matthew K32Derby, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoProbation Violation4/6/16 Freeman, Brett M33Clearwater, KSSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KSSumner CoCriminal Deprivation of Property, Burglary, Theft, Theft4/7/16 Sumner Co15 Asbury, Joshua M23Wellington, KS100 block W 15th, Wellington, KSWellington PDViolation of Protection Order, Crimnal Damage to Property4/9/16 Wellington PD8 Mulvane PD0 Patterson, Scott L Jr22Wellington, KS703 S H, Wellington, KSWellington PDCriminal damage to property4/7/16 Bookings Lacey, Jeramy C35Argonia, KS346 N Eden Rd, Argonia, KSSumner CoCriminal Deprivation of Property4/8/16 Leyva-Sanchez, Jamie41Wellington, KS610 E Hillside, Wellington, KSSumner CoServing Sentence4/8/16 Total53 Clift, Kiley C18Wellington, KS703 S H, Wellington, KSWellington PDBattery4/6/16 Townsend, Ashley B30Augusta, KS9836 Santa Fe Lake Rd, Augusta, KSBail BondsmanFailure to Appear4/9/16 Owens, Christopher K31Burden, KS120 E 9th, Wellington, KSWellington PDProbation Violation4/7/16last_img read more