SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Takes Bold Action to Reduce Gun Violence August 16, 2019 The Council will meet within 60 days of the signing of the Executive Order and will be responsible for the following:Adopting a public health and community engagement strategy that includes gun owners, health care professionals, and victims of gun-related incidents,Reviewing current background check processes for firearms purchasers and making recommendations for improvement,Reviewing best practices and making recommendations that keep weapons from dangerous individuals,Identifying and defining strategies across Commonwealth agencies to align resources to reduce gun violence, andProviding PCCD and the Senior Advisor with recommendations to reduce incidents of community violence, mass shootings, and domestic violence, suicide, and accidental shootings within 180 days of the initial meeting of the Council. New Oversight and Data SharingEstablish the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within PCCD and the Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction. Together, the offices will tackle gun violence and prevention from both the public safety and public health perspectives.Charles Ramsey, Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, will serve as senior advisor to the Governor, leading the commonwealth’s efforts on gun reform.Charge the Office of Gun Violence Prevention with coordinating a system of focused police deterrence in neighborhoods and cities where violence is most extreme; work with other Commonwealth agencies and stakeholders on community gun violence prevention; and lost and stolen firearms reporting requirements for law enforcement.PCCD will staff the new Special Council on Gun Violence, which will meet within 60 days of the executive order signing to begin developing a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence. Direct all departments to engage in a statewide effort at combatting the systemic causes of violence, namely poverty, economic opportunities, mental and behavioral health supports, and hopelessness.Establish a Violence Data Dashboard to provide a better understanding of the scope, frequency, geography, and populations affected by violence, including counts, rates, and factors contributing to violence.Reducing Community Gun ViolenceExpand and support gun buyback programs through the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and municipal police departments.Direct PSP and the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) to develop training on community gun violence prevention and focused deterrence.Increase data sharing among jurisdictions to ensure broad geographical data is represented and tracked at the state level.Partner with the courts to grow awareness and utilization of evidence-based juvenile justice programs that are proven to reduce violent crimes.Expand Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a proactive approach to improving school safety and promoting positive behavior, in schools statewide.Combatting Mass ShootingsCharge PSP with expanding their monitoring of hate groups, white nationalists, and other fringe organizations and individuals, and conducting investigations, online and in communities, related to any threats of violence by these groups or individuals.Expand the “See Something/Send Something” program to receive reports of suspicions of mass shootings by text and use a campaign to raise awareness of the ability to contact police by text.Coordinate PSP and MPOTEC with local first responders to develop training on how to facilitate and handle warnings of suspicions of potential mass shootings.PSP and PA Capitol Police will coordinate with agency secretaries to offer active shooter/incident management training to all employees, not just management. Enroll Pennsylvania in the “States for Gun Safety” coalition, a multistate partnership charged with combatting the gun violence by sharing information and establishing the nation’s first regional Gun Violence Research Consortium.Direct the Office of Homeland Security to launch an awareness campaign regarding the local, state, and federal resources on safety planning and preparedness.Halting Domestic Violence-Related and Self-Inflicted ShootingsDirect the Suicide Prevention Task Force to make immediate recommendations on steps to reduce suicides by gun.Build on current Mental Health Stigma campaigns that provide families and communities with real stories and statistics as well as information about how to access resources.Develop a multidisciplinary Suicide Death Review Team to increase data collection and inform preventions efforts and policy decisions.Increase awareness of and strengthen services within the Student Assistance Program, which allow school districts to provide mental health referrals, across the commonwealth by providing technical assistance.The executive action taken today will provide greater protection for all Pennsylvanians by targeting various types of gun violence with both preventative and proactive programs. Gov. Wolf recognizes the Second Amendment but believes all Americans and Pennsylvanians have the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that also must be protected.“It is my honor and my duty to guide our commonwealth to a place where residents are not dying from gun violence while also upholding rights,” Gov. Wolf said. “By finding the right middle ground, we can create the best Pennsylvania; one of freedom without fear. The conversation of where this middle ground lays is ongoing, and I look forward to continuing it with the legislature as we move into the start of the fall session.”Read the full text of the executive order below. You can also view the executive order on Scribd and as a PDF.Executive Order – 2019-06 -… by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.“Too many Pennsylvanians are dying from gun violence. We need to fix our weak gun laws and pass reforms focused on increasing safety and reducing danger to our citizens.” Gov. Wolf said. “The action I am announcing today includes provisions for Pennsylvanians of all walks of life and looks at gun violence from all angles.”The governor’s executive order names Ramsey as a senior advisor charged with coordinating and facilitating gun violence reduction. Ramsey will lead a new Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the PCCD, and the office will contain a Special Council on Gun Violence tasked with meeting within 60 days to begin developing a plan to reduce gun violence in our commonwealth.The executive order also creates the Division of Violence Prevention within the Department of Health. The two new offices will work together to tackle gun violence from both the gun safety and public health perspectives. Together, they will establish new oversight and data sharing, reduce community gun violence, combat mass shootings, and halt domestic violence-related and self-inflicted shootings.“I am honored to be asked by Governor Wolf to chair the Special Council on Gun Violence and serve as his senior advisor,” PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey said. “I look forward to developing recommendations to reduce and prevent gun violence – in all its forms – throughout Pennsylvania. The opportunity to explore gun violence in its totality is a unique challenge, but I am confident that the Council, the Office of Gun Violence Prevention at PCCD, and the Division of Violence Prevention at DOH will be up to that task.”More than 1,600 people died in Pennsylvania from gunshot wounds in 2017, a rate above the national average. While all types of violence must be addressed, guns account for the weapon used in 74 percent of all homicides and 52 percent of fatal suicides in Pennsylvania. The spikes in gun violence have led to billions of taxpayer dollars going toward efforts to increase security in schools and other public places and provide medical care to survivors, while families and communities have suffered invaluable losses when loved ones die of senseless gun violence.Gov. Wolf recognizes that executive action alone cannot end gun violence in Pennsylvania. In addition to his call for a federal assault weapons ban, he will also call upon the General Assembly to pass safe storage legislation to reduce the number of accidental shootings, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, also known as the red flag law, lost and stolen gun reporting, and universal background checks by the Pennsylvania State Police on all gun purchases.Governor Wolf’s Executive Order will immediately implement the following:Special Council on Gun ViolenceHoused at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the Special Council on Gun Violence will consist of representatives from the following:One representative from each of PCCD’s existing advisory committees, including the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee, Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee, the Victims’ Services Advisory Committee, the School Safety and Security Committee, and the Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Education and Training Board;One representative from each of the four legislative caucuses of the General Assembly or their designees;The Secretaries of Education, Health, and Human Services, the State Police Commissioner, the Executive Director of PCCD, and the Director of the Office of Homeland Security;Any other ex-officio member as designated by the Governor.
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The Argentinian authorities have officially awarded the exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 to an Eni-led consortium.Eni said on Monday that the award is the outcome of the consortium’s successful bid in the International Bid Round “Ronda Costa Afuera n. 1” held on April 16, 2019.A total of 38 blocks were on offer in the licensing round, the first open bid round for Argentinean offshore acreage in more than 20 years.Block MLO 124 is located offshore in the Cuenca Marina Malvinas (the Malvinas Basin), some 100 kilometers off the coast of Tierra del Fuego, and encompasses an area of 4,418 square kilometers in water depths ranging from less than 100 to 650 meters.Eni holds 80% working interest and is the operator of a consortium, which also includes Tecpetrol S.A. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd., with 10% each.The activity to be completed during the four years of the First Phase of the Exploration Period mainly consists in a 3D geophysical survey covering the entire block and other geophysical potential field surveys.Eni has been present in Argentina since 1991 with its subsidiary Eni Argentina Exploración y Explotación S.A., which owns a 30% working interest in the offshore concession “Tauro-Sirius”, located in Tierra del Fuego’s shallow water.It is worth reminding that ExxonMobil increased holdings in Argentina after its subsidiary ExxonMobil Argentina Offshore Investments and an affiliate of Qatar Petroleum won three exploration blocks during Argentina’s first offshore bid round. The award added approximately 2.6 million net acres to its existing holdings in Argentina. ExxonMobil was named the operator of the blocks with a 70 percent working interest and a Qatar Petroleum affiliate was awarded the remaining 30 percent.Furthermore, Norwegian Equinor added seven offshore exploration blocks in Argentina to its portfolio – five as the operator and two as a partner – as part of the country’s first Offshore Licensing Round.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
Read Also:CAF awards: Eagles stars missing from Africa’s best XI“No CAF Youth Player of the Year, no problem! dear Chukwueze and Osimhen come on, cheer up because the future belongs to you. Never give up,” Adepoju tweeted.Interestingly, Osimhen and Chukwueze were among Eagles squad members that claimed third-place at AFCON 2019 and have continued to excel in their respective clubs in Europe.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Ex-Super Eagles midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has cautioned Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen after missing out of 2019 young African player of the year award on Tuesday night, January 7, in Cairo.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI Forever7 Interesting Facts About GoT Star Maisie Williams7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi claimed CAF young player of the year award ahead of the Nigerians during the ceremony in the Egypt capital, but Adepoju is tipping the pair for greatness in the future.Reacting moments after the awards, Adepoju took to the social media, to reassure both players that missing out of the CAF award is not the end of their career.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane defended Gareth Bale on Saturday after the Welshman picking up another injury and also said Eden Hazard is close to a return. Bale will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Real Valladolid on Sunday after he sprained his ankle during Madrid’s Copa del Rey win over Unionistas de Salamanca on Wednesday. Bale had opened the scoring in a 3-1 victory. ‘When he is available, he is fine,’ said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane announcing that Gareth Bale was injured again It is his third injury this season. Bale spent just over a month out before Christmas with calf and thigh problems. He missed Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup triumph in Saudi Arabia through illness earlier this month and the game against Unionistas was his first match back. “When he is available, which is the most important thing, he is fine,” Zidane said in a press conference on Saturday. “The pity is that the other day he hurt his ankle and he is now unavailable. “He is as unhappy about it as anyone, he would like to be with us, to train and play, but it’s a small thing. I hope to see him back with us on Monday.” Bale’s relationship with Zidane has been tense in the past and he came close to leaving Real Madrid last summer, before a move to China fell through. The 30-year-old is not expected to be sold mid-season but a departure could suit everyone in the summer. Asked if he was tired of defending Bale, Zidane said: “The other day he scored. I will always defend my players. They are my players, they train every day, they fight for each other. Read Also: Real Madrid get Hazard boost after two-month absence The Belgian sustained a fracture in his foot in November but has begun light training, meaning he could feature in the derby against Atletico Madrid on February 1. “I cannot say when he will be back but he has started to touch the ball again,” Zidane said. “His progress is good, he no longer feels pain. Starting Monday, he will start working individually with more ballwork.” Hazard missed almost a month at the start of the season with a hamstring strain before injuring his foot on November 26 against Paris Saint-Germain. Real Madrid are unbeaten in 18 games and sit second in La Liga, behind Barcelona on goal difference. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “There is a good dynamic, all the players are desperate to wear the badge of Real Madrid. They all have their own history but I don’t see that as a bad thing. It is true Gareth has had some injuries and you can’t do anything about that. “You can think what you want but when I am with him, what he wants is to be available, to be with the team.” Bale’s recovery could coincide with a return for Hazard, who has also endured an injury-interrupted season since his move from Chelsea last summer. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad Guys10 Absolutely Stunning Asian Actresses10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now
Nigeria’s Super Eagles did not make any move in the monthly Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday, February 20.Advertisement Senegal’s Teranga Lions retained their spot as the best playing nation in the continent and 20th in the world, but are closely trailed by Tunisia’s Cathage Eagles, who are placed 27th.Algeria’s Desert Foxes occupy the 35th position in the world.Interestinly, Morocco’s Atlas Lions, despite not dropping a spot are 43rd on the og to complete Africa’s top five playing nations.Meanwhile, Belgium stay top as Palestine make gains after very few matches have been played on the international front in the first World Ranking of 2020.At the last count, only 15 friendlies have taken place since the last ranking update in December – including two games in late 2019 – so it is little surprise that the top 20 remains unchanged with Belgium, France and Brazil still making up the top three.Some minor movement in the top 50 sees both Wales (23rd, down 1) and Paraguay (41st, down 1) fall a spot, while Ghana’s Black Stars (46th, up 1) rise ever so slightly. The three-time African champions remain rooted on the 31st spot in the world and third in Africa. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooSan-Francisco Runner Creates Art Just By Jogging Around Read Also: Europa League: Ighalo makes Man United squad vs Club Brugge clashPalestine (103rd, up 3) are the first big climbers of 2020.Their success in January’s Bangabandhu Cup sees them leapfrog Estonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Mozambique and Kenya on the back of the month’s biggest move by points and rank.Beaten Bangabandhu Cup finalists Burundi (149th, up 2), who like Palestine contested four matches in January, have climbed into the top 150.Elsewhere, both Aruba (200th, up 1) and Pakistan (200th, up 1) have edged up the ranking after a rather quiet month in international football.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
The England international made an eye-catching debut in the Swans’ 4-0 Europa League victory over Malmo on Thursday, impressing with his range of passing. Shelvey admits it was a wrench to leave Anfield and the chance to continue learning from one of the finest midfielders of his generation in Gerrard, but felt the time had come to strike out on his own. “It is a big, big thing to leave, to come away from one of the biggest clubs in football, but I felt that I needed to come and play,” said Shelvey. “I didn’t want to sit behind people. I felt that I wasn’t getting a fair crack of the whip at Liverpool but that’s football. I can’t fault any of the players there because they were first class. “I felt my days had come to an end, I needed to get away whether it was on loan or permanent, but I needed to leave and try and get some football.” Of comparisons between him and Gerrard, he added: “You can’t put me and him in the same sentence because it’s just ridiculous how good he is, but people have compared me to him and that is just an honour. “I have gone from living next door to him to living in a farm out here, but I have enjoyed every minute of being here so far, and my missus is loving it, because the weather has been so nice as well.” Shelvey also revealed that Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers, a former Swansea manager, helped him with his move to south Wales. “Because Brendan was here it helped me get to know the club a bit more,” he said. “When I was coming down he rang me and told me about the club and the people to look out for, and the people who would help me. “It has helped me working with him already, and obviously he can’t speak highly enough of Swansea City Football Club.” Press Association The 21-year-old left Liverpool to join the Swans in a £5million move earlier this summer, ending his three-year stint on Merseyside. The former Charlton playmaker was seen as being the natural long-term successor to the England captain at the heart of the Reds midfield, but opted to make the switch to the Liberty Stadium in search of a regular first-team spot. Jonjo Shelvey hopes that moving out of Steven Gerrard’s shadow to join Swansea will be the making of him.
Press Association Caballero, who will replace released Romanian Costel Pantilimon in the squad, said: “I knew that Manchester City were interested in me so I tried to do my best for my previous club to make the move to a very big club possible, and finally it’s a reality and I will try to prove myself.” Even though he has principally been signed as back-up to Hart, Caballero hopes he can push on at City and earn full international recognition. Caballero won the Under-20 World Cup with Argentina in 2001 and was also a member of the 2004 Olympic gold medal-winning squad. He said: “The first goal is to do things well and show why City were interested in me. “Obviously it would be good to get back with the national team and hopefully I can achieve that.” Caballero believes playing under Manuel Pellegrini, his former manager at Malaga, will give him the confidence to succeed. Getting the chance to work with Pellegrini again was one of the main attractions of City to Caballero. Pellegrini signed the former Boca Juniors keeper for Malaga from Elche in 2011. He went on to become a key figure in the Andalusian club’s rise to prominence in Spain, which included a run to the Champions League quarter-finals in 2013. Caballero, who is City’s third summer signing after Bacary Sagna and Fernando, said: “I think his best quality is giving players the confidence to achieve their potential.” The Argentinian goalkeeper joined the Barclays Premier League champions in a £4.4million move from Spanish outfit Malaga. The 32-year-old will provide competition for first-choice Joe Hart, the England number one, at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City’s new signing Willy Caballero has revealed how word of the club’s interest motivated him last season.
Press Association West Ham manager Sam Allardyce revealed ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League meeting between the two clubs at Upton Park that the Hammers scouted Bony in 2013 when he was in prolific form at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem. But Allardyce said he passed up the opportunity as he made the loan signing of Andy Carroll from Liverpool into a permanent £15million transfer and the finances were not available to sign both strikers with other team strengthening required. Swansea manager Garry Monk has suggested West Ham’s failure to land his top goalscorer Wilfried Bony was a sign they did not want him enough. “I look at what Wilf does for us and they will concentrate on what Andy Carroll does for them. “We managed to sign Wilfried and we’ve done a lot of development with him as far as the team is concerned. “He plays to our strengths, the team to play to his strengths and it obviously works for Wilfried and Swansea City.” Swansea’s 2-0 home win over QPR in midweek took them into seventh spot, two places and two points worse off than West Ham, who have enjoyed back-to-back victories over Newcastle and West Brom in the past week. “West Ham have done incredibly well, they’ve been up there from the very start and pushing all the way,” Monk said. “They’re a very good team with good quality throughout their squad and I’ve watched a lot of them this season. “Credit to the manager and club when you consider the noises coming out of there last season. Sam has done an exceptional job there. “They have tweaked a few things and do possibly try to play a bit more football. “But they can play direct as well with Andy Carroll and they’ve got a mixture of both.” Ivory Coast international Bony has since scored 31 times for Swansea to draw admiring glances from some of the biggest clubs in England, while the injury-hit Carroll has netted just twice for West Ham in that time. “It’s the first I’ve heard of it, but if that’s what they were doing they didn’t really want him enough,” Monk said responding to Allardyce’s comment at his pre-match press conference. “We obviously pursued Wilfried, he’s committed to us, we’re committed to him and the rest is history. “I’m sure every club could say they were looking at this player or that player, but at the end of the day he’s a Swansea player and we are very grateful for that. He’s proving what a good signing he is. “I’m not sure how far the (West Ham) discussions were down the line with Bony but for me they’re two different types of players. “They’ve got different strengths and they’re two very good players, and I think you’ll see in games this season what they can offer both teams.” Despite the far superior goals record of Bony – who Swansea signed for a club record £12million in the summer of 2013 – to England striker Carroll, Monk refused to be drawn into a debate about who is the better player. “I don’t look at who is the better player,” Monk said.
Noble, who scored the second goal in his side’s 3-0 Barclays Premier League victory at Anfield on August 29, was sent off in the 78th minute when referee Kevin Friend judged him to have fouled Danny Ings. That decision was overturned on September 2, after Noble had insisted his challenge was not even worthy of a yellow card and manager Slaven Bilic was equally critical. West Ham have been fined £50,000 and warned over their future conduct following the behaviour of their players after midfielder Mark Noble’s dismissal at Liverpool last month. However, the Football Association charged the London club over the reaction of Noble’s team-mates following Friend’s decision and a statement from the governing body on Friday evening read: “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, West Ham United have been fined £50,000 and warned as to their future conduct after an FA player misconduct charge brought against the club was found proven. “It was alleged that in or around the 78th minute of the game against Liverpool on 29 August 2015, West Ham failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. “The club had admitted the charge and submitted a plea for mitigation.” Noble will be available for the Hammers’ game against Newcastle at Upton Park on Monday, when the Hammers could also welcome three of their deadline-day signings – Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic – into their squad. Press Association