Governor Wolf Urges Legislative Action to Raise the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Urges Legislative Action to Raise the Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Jobs That Pay,  Minimum Wage,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – As workers rally at the Capitol for a raise in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his support for giving worker’s wages an overdue boost:“Workers in Pennsylvania are long overdue for a raise and it is well past time for Republicans in the General Assembly to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Pennsylvania has a lower minimum wage than every one of its surrounding states. As corporations get massive tax breaks and executive pay continues to rise, workers at all levels have been left behind and too many Pennsylvanians are working full-time, often in multiple jobs, while barely making ends meet. Pennsylvania is falling behind others states and our neighbors are helping working families while the Republican-controlled legislature here has failed to act in the last decade. I join workers across Pennsylvania in calling for action to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.”center_img May 31, 2018last_img read more

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New York nurses decry lack of COVID equipment

first_imgMembers of the medical staff listen as Montefiore Medical Center nurses call for N95 masks and other ‘critical’ PPE to handle the coronavirus pandemic on April 1, 2020 in New York. AFP The protest, rare in the age of socialdistancing, was over a lack of masks, gowns, and other protective equipment forhealth workers treating coronavirus patients in the epicenter of America’sdeadly pandemic. NEW YORK – “Soldiers don’t go to warwithout guns, why should nurses come to work without protective equipment?” askedLeyrose McIntyre, one of around 30 nurses demonstrating outside a New Yorkhospital on Thursday.center_img New York has recorded almost 100,000confirmed cases – including some 2,300 deaths – and the nurses say a shortageof equipment is putting their lives at risk. (AFP)last_img read more

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Dougherty: You wouldn’t believe what goes into long snapping

first_img Related Stories Snapshot: A look at Syracuse captain, 4-year starting long snapper Rodgers Published on September 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm Sam Rodgers ran through the basics for 15 minutes and was now standing seven yards behind me.I tried to remember all the tips and it made my head spin. Bend at the knees before reaching for the ball. Put your right hand on the ball like you’re going to throw it. Layer your left hand above your right and make sure your thumbs are parallel to each other. The outside line of the football should cut through your left shoulder. Don’t crane your neck to look through your legs. Make a double chin, instead. Then …Snap.“That wasn’t one of your better ones,” Rodgers, Syracuse’s long snapper from 2011-14, said as he lunged to his left to catch the wobbling ball. “You were thinking too much.”Of course I was. After spending an hour long snapping with Rodgers on a hot afternoon on Aug. 19, I learned that the best long snaps are, somehow, calculated and mindless at the same time. Rodgers spent four years perfecting the craft for the Orange, and spent time at Buffalo Bills training camp this past summer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow he’s back — working at the Carrier Dome and training for another shot at the NFL — and Syracuse’s search for long-snapper stability will restart when it hosts Rhode Island at 7 p.m. on Friday.At the tail end of training camp, SU special teams coordinator Tim Daoust said true freshman Matt Keller will snap for punts, and that Keller and senior walk-on Keith Mitsuuchi were still competing to snap on field goals. Neither player has in-game college experience at the nuanced position, so I set out to learn how difficult long snapping really is.Reader discretion is advised. Don’t try this at home.“You’ll see it in practice, everyone wants to see if they can do it,” Rodgers said. “But most people are really bad. It’s hard.”I told Rodgers I should probably see him snapping a few times before I try. The first drill he does is a short 5-yard snap, then he moves to 7 yards and snaps in slow motion to emphasize technique. I do these with him and my lower back starts to hurt every time I bend down for a snap. He told me I’m not bending enough at the knees. My thighs start to burn. I look at the clock on my phone and we’ve been on the field for 12 minutes.“I’m at 10 yards now so it’s going to come in fast, can you catch?” he asked, setting the ball up at a distance in between punt and field goal snaps. I nodded.“I brought my gloves,” he continued. “There’s no shame in wearing them, my wife does when she catches for me.”I declined to wear the gloves and he shook his head as he got into his stance. He grunted as he snapped it and it looks like the ball was shot out of a pitching machine — an airtight spiral with the nose of the football bounding for my chest. The ball hits my hands and I think for a second that my thumb’s broken. When I look down there’s a five-fingered stop sign on the end of my right arm.“So that’s what it looks like,” I said to him, when what I really wanted to say was: “Did you feel that raindrop? We should call it a day.”Rodgers told me to try from 10 yards and I’m actually not too bad. The ball doesn’t zip like his but it gets there and is, for the most part, somewhat accurate. So he moved to 14 yards, which is about where the punter would stand.I bent down and looked through my legs and he looks like he’s standing on the other end of the field. He tells me that if I let my momentum takeover and get my legs into my follow through I should be just fine. When I let it go I don’t even look because I’m sure it’s anywhere but in his hands.“That could have been punted,” Rodgers said, which I learn is a real compliment in long snapping. “That was about 1.2 seconds, the goal is to get it to the punter in about 0.8.”He told me to try and get a little more on it and try for that 0.8-second mark. All the fundamentals and tips ran through my head and I let it rip, this time whipping around to admire my work.It bounced about 5 yards in front of him, skipped past his reach and rolled to midfield. It was one thing to complete one good snap, and a whole different beast to complete two in a row. I probably snapped around 50 times and got two votes of confidence from Rodgers: one “that could have been punted,” and one “that was fine.”When Syracuse’s new long snappers jog onto the field against Rhode Island on Friday night, I’ll be happy with my seat in the press box and sympathetic to any growing pains.“You did fine out there,” Rodgers said, smirking, after we finished up. “The first time’s hard for everyone.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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UAAP: Baltazar, Melecio lift La Salle over NU for 1st win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJustine Baltazar buried the go-ahead basket as La Salle came back to beat National University, 80-76, for its first win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Balztazar hit a jumper from the left baseline off an inbound pass to put the Green Archers ahead, 78-76, with 28 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I think I’ve ran that play for like a 100 times in practice. Like what I told you guys before Justine will play a big role for us this season,” said La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez, whose squad rallied from 11 points down in the second period.“I told him to shoot when he gets the ball,” Gonzalez recalled of his crucial play that left Baltazar wide open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe third-year big man notched a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Aljun Melecio led all scorers with 19 points for La Salle, which bounced back from a 68-61 loss to Far Eastern University on September 9.The Archers ended the game on a 6-0 spurt after Troy Rike gave the Bulldogs a 76-74 edge with 1:42 remaining. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Whatever the odds, the adversity they faced earlier in the game, I looked at them and saw their composure,” Gonzalez, who is in his first year at La Salle’s helm following the transfer of Aldin Ayo to University of Santo Tomas in December of last year.Rookie Dave Ildefonso led NU, which slipped to 1-1, for the second straight game with 16 points.Rike had 15 points and six rebounds but missed two free throws that would’ve put NU in the driver’s seat with 53 ticks remaining.The Bulldogs faltered when it mattered most with major lapses on both ends in the last two minutes.Up by two, 76-74, Enzo Joson fouled Melecio while taking a 3-pointer with Melecio making 2-of-3 free throws with 1:25 left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Asia League: Bad luck hits iECO as Howell ‘doubtful’ for PH team’s next game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NU also couldn’t get the ball inbounds after Baltazar’s jumper and wasted a chunk of the time left before intentionally fouling to stop the clock.Andrei Caracut sealed the game with a pair of freebies with only 11 seconds to go.last_img read more

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