Press Release Harrisburg, PA. — Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has been named the Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.“Charles Ramsey has spent the last 46 years dedicated to serving the public,” said Governor Wolf. “From his time as a cop on the streets of Chicago to his exemplary leadership of the Philadelphia Police Department, Charles Ramsey has continuously shown his commitment to serve and protect his community. That is why I am pleased to announce that he will continue that service as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.”The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is a collaboration of public servants and private citizens representing all aspects of criminal justice and juvenile justice. The Commission’s mission is to enhance the quality and coordination of criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities. PCCD initiates, validates, and financially supports justice-related programs put forth by practitioners and experts in the justice system. PCCD focuses on research, policy, planning, training, evidence-based programming, technology, outreach, and support services.Biography of Charles H. RamseyCharles H. Ramsey was appointed Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department on January 7, 2008. He retired in January 2016 after serving 8 years as Commissioner and leading the fourth largest police department in the nation. Commissioner Ramsey brings over forty-seven years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, Chicago, Washington, DC and Philadelphia.In December 2014, President Barack Obama chose Commissioner Ramsey to serve as co-chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He currently serves as an advisor to the United States Conference of Mayors as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute at Drexel University and serves on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. In December 2015, the City of Philadelphia named the Philadelphia Police Department Training Academy Auditorium the Charles H. Ramsey Training and Education Auditorium in his honor.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 24, 2017 Charles H. Ramsey Named Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Investor body Shareholders for Change (SfC) has criticised telecoms giant Vodafone for its tax policy, in one of the group’s first actions since launching last year.True to SfC’s promise to “name and shame” one large company on tax policy, the collaboration of small European institutions published a report on the European telecommunication industry at its winter meeting in Paris.In the aptly named Bad Connection report, Vodafone was lauded for reporting country-specific data on its profit sources. Such a regional breakdown has been recommended by the OECD to counteract multi-national corporations minimising their taxable base and shifting profits between jurisdictions.While Vodafone’s transparency on that front was welcomed by the shareholder engagement group, it criticised the company for reporting most of its profits in Malta and Luxembourg, low-tax countries where Vodafone has the fewest employees. “A lack of transparency and shifting profits are a risk for all investors as this puts companies at risk of fines and investigations by tax authorities,” said Rainer Ladentrog, engagement manager at the Fair-Finance Vorsorgekasse, the Austrian founding member of SfC.He added that these tax policies had “deeper ethical repercussions” as they “often drastically reduced tax income both for emerging markets as well as developed countries”.Ethos joins SfCTwo new members were welcomed by SfC: Switzerland’s Ethos Foundation and the Friends Provident Foundation from the UK.Ethos is itself a shareholder engagement platform for around 230 Swiss pension funds with combined assets under management of CHF260bn (€231bn).In a statement Ethos, which was founded by pension funds in 1997, said joining SfC was an opportunity to “increase engagement activities with European companies on topics important to Swiss Pensionskassen” in their investments in international equities.The other new joiner was the Friends Provident Foundation with £33m (€36.6m) in assets under management and a 15-year track record of engaging with UK companies.SfC was founded in 2017 by seven smaller institutional investors from Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Austria, with around €22bn of assets under management in total.The platform wants to help smaller investors to be heard at annual general meetings or other engagement forums.
Dick Whittington edged out old rival Toscanini in a thrilling climax to the Jebel Ali Racecourse & Stables Anglesey Stakes. Press Association Toscanini finished narrowly ahead of Dick Whittington when the pair finished second and third respectively behind Richard Pankhurst in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and the pair were 2-1 joint-favourites for the rematch. Toscanini was in the firing line from flag-fall, with Joseph O’Brien waiting until the final furlong before unleashing Dick Whittington, and though Toscanini stuck to his guns admirably against the rail, the Ballydoyle runner wore him down to take the Group Three prize by half a length. Rapid Applause came through to finish third, with Queen Mary Stakes third Newsletter a disappointing last of five runners. O’Brien snr said: “He’s a fast horse. Five or six furlongs looks his trip. I think it would be tight to get a mile with him. “I’m delighted and we’ll look at something like the Phoenix Stakes with him.”
AFCON 2019 QUALIFIEROlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaAs Super Eagles players and officials depart Nigeria today for Johannesburg, South Africa, Technical Adviser of the team, Gernot Rohr, is thinking of no other thing but the ticket that will enable the three-time champions return to the big stage of African football after missing two editions back-to-back. The senior national team has been in camp in Asaba since Monday and is scheduled to depart Benin City airport by chartered flight to South Africa this evening.“Our mission in Johannesburg is simple: Qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. We are not thinking of anything else. We want the ticket in our pocket before the final match-day,” Rohr said in Asaba on Tuesday evening shortly after the team was promised $25,000 for every goal scored against the South Africa by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.If Rohr succeeds, it will be the second time he is achieving the feat of ticket to a major tournament with a match to spare.He did it in Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup in Russia last summer.The former Germany defender equaled a 20-year old record when he led the three-time African champions to earn a slot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals after a 1-0 defeat of Zambia in Uyo on 10th October 2017 scripted Nigeria’s name on the roster for Russia ahead of final match-day against Algeria.Frenchman Philippe Troussier led Nigeria to qualify for the 1998 World Cup following defeat of Kenya’s Harambee Stars in Lagos, with the away match to Guinea at hand.But qualification for the 2002, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup competitions were achieved on the final day of the respective series.Rohr savoured accolades from far and near for his accomplishment, and the Franco-German appears to love it and wants more, with the Super Eagles looking good to earn a ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup finals ahead of the final day of the series. Nigeria won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title but then failed to qualify for the last two championships.Victory over South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday will earn Rohr worthwhile space in Nigerian Football’s history, alongside a young, ambitious squad that has grown in confidence after featuring at the World Cup and winning all three competitive games after that, scoring 10 goals and conceding only two.The Eagles are indignant following South Africa’s audacity in flying to Uyo to earn a 2-0 win on Match-day 1, and apart from the unspoken crave for revenge, the quiet but fierce contention between Nigeria and South Africa in other spheres has lifted Saturday’s match to higher stakes.Ahmed Musa and teammates, as well as Nigerian ball fans, have not forgotten how the Bafana stopped the Eagles from qualifying for the 2015 AFCON, after a 2-2 draw in Uyo on 19th November 2014 on a day the Eagles needed the slimmest of wins.The Bafana Bafana have much to worry about. Victories over Seychelles away and Libya home-and-away has catapulted Nigeria to top place in a pool the Bafana led comfortably, and should Nigeria win in Soweto on Saturday, the heat would be on the 1996 champions as they could be torpedoed for second ticket by the ferocious Mediterranean Knights of Libya.NIGERIA & SOUTH AFRICA AT SENIOR LEVEL10 Oct 1992: Nigeria 4-0 South Africa – Lagos (World Cup Qualifier)16 Jan 1993: South Africa 0-0 Nigeria – Jo’burg (World Cup Qualifier10 Feb 2000: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa – Lagos (AFCON semi final)31 Jan 2004: South Africa 0-4 Nigeria – Monastir (AFCON group stage)17 Nov 2004: South Africa 2-1 Nigeria – Jo’burg (Mandela Challenge)1 June 2008: Nigeria 2-0 South Africa – Abuja (World Cup Qualifier)6 Sept 2008: South Africa 0-1 Nigeria – Port Elizabeth (World Cup Qual.)11 Aug 2013: South Africa 0-2 Nigeria – Durban (Mandela Challenge)19 Aug 2014: South Africa 1-3 Nigeria – Cape Town (CHAN group stage)10 Sept 2014: South Africa 0-0 Nigeria – Cape Town (AFCON Qualifier)19 Nov 2014: Nigeria 2-2 South Africa– Uyo (AFCON Qualifier)29 Mar 2015: South Africa 1-1 Nigeria– Nelspruit (Friendly)10 June 2017: Nigeria 0-2 South Africa – Uyo (AFCON Qualifier)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles at training in Asaba yesterday. The team is scheduled to leave for Johannesburg this evening.
Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Along the way, we also discuss whether Richard Lovelady ever goes by “Dick” or “Richie”, why players hardly ever bunt against the shift (ahem, Chris Davis), scoring from second on a sac fly…in slow-pitch softball, fantasy owners who are always trying to anticipate real-life trades, Dansby Swanson vs. Jorge Polanco cagematch, regretful DFS decisions involving Mitch Garver, misprouncing player names, finger stimulators, low BABIPs, ERA-FIP differentials, the importance of actually watching SPs, skewed ownership percentages, Brad Boxberger always sneaking up and hanging around, the dream of a Lovelady-Pounder-Bummer bullpen, fantasy team names based off Paul DeJong’s name, classic baseball jokes, and much more.Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Hot Corner Ep. 4Timestamps and quotesSEGMENT 2: TALKIN’ BASEBALL (1:49)Richard Lovelady and Heath Fillmyer: “Heath? That’s not a good name.”Chris Davis’s struggles and bunting against the shift: “It’s a late-game situation, you need one run, and they’re giving you an entire half the field.” “Nah. Hit a homer. Be a hero.”SEGMENT 2: HOT WIRE (7:04)Dan Vogelbach: “You look at him…he looks like a softball player.”Dansby Swanson: “I’d poop my pants if my shortstop had those numbers.”Yandy Diaz: “So, he’s yoked –” “Keep saying ‘yoked’. Let’s set a record.”Jason Heyward: “He was gonna hit three home runs at some point this year anyway, we think…”Various Rockies: “There’s a lot of weird stuff going on in Colorado right now.”Willians Astudillo: “He’s got that Rich Garces body type?”SEGMENT 3: CROSSING STREAMS (33:20)Mike Leake @ KC: “If you can get through [Whit] Merrifield, you’re in good shape.”Jon Gray @ SF: “I’m basically looking for any opportunity to start someone against San Francisco.”Yonny Chirinos @ TOR: “[Toronto] scored seven yesterday.” “Yeah, but the Red Sox suck.”Zach Eflin @ MIA: “We looked across Yahoo, ESPN, and CBS, and his ownership varied wildly.”SEGMENT 4: CLOSER CORNER (43:48)Phillies: “I’m still gonna say [David] Robertson and [Seranthony] Dominguez. They’re the best relievers there.”Red Sox: “At least in this scenario, right now, [Matt Barnes and Ryan Brasier] are both pitching well. The problem with some of these other situations is the guys aren’t pitching well.”Braves: “This feels more committee to me now, and I might actually lean a little toward [A.J.] Minter.”Royals: “Managers don’t like grand slams.” We’re still talking closer battles, waiver wire pickups, SP streamers, and potential drops in the fourth episode of the Hot Corner Podcast (available on SoundCloud and iTunes), but perhaps the most pressing issue we tackle in this week’s episode is the emergence of Dick Lovelady. OK, he goes by Richard Lovelady, but still…We talk about LL Cool D right out of the gates, but then quickly transition to hot pickups, including Dan Vogelbach, Dansby Swanson, and Yandy Diaz (full list below the podcast player). We also briefly discuss potential drops, important stats, and a few streamers (hello Mike Leake)/teams to stream against (Giants and Royals, looking at you). We finish up with some hot closer talk (what’s up with David Robertson?), including a bold proclamation in relation to the Orioles’ situation. Marlins: “Is [Adam Conley] worth owning?”Orioles: “I think this one is potentially the worst situation of all-time.”SEGMENT 5: CORRECTIONS, REGRETS, RECOMMENDATIONS (55:13)
Zion Williamson joins Jordan Brand on richest rookie shoe deal in NBA history Zion Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in the recent NBA Draft, also withdrew from the 10-man “select” team of young players who would have had an opportunity to make the final 12-man team. NBA trade rumors: Clippers inquired about these stars before dealing for Paul George NBA trade rumors: Celtics’ asking price for Jayson Tatum is ‘insane’ Cavaliers center Kevin Love is the latest NBA star to withdraw from Team USA ahead of the FIBA World Cup, The Athletic reported Wednesday.The report said Love is “expected to withdraw” from the team’s training camp, which runs Aug. 5-9. No reason was cited. That news comes one day after reports that Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had withdrawn. In the last 10 days or so, the original 20-man Team USA roster of invitees has also seen the loss of James Harden, Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris, CJ McCollum and Eric Gordon. The exodus has led Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Gregg Popovich to extend invitations to several other players. The Athletic reported that Celtics stars Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young and Knicks forward Julius Randle have accepted invites. Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan reportedly accepted, then declined an invitation. Related News Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, meanwhile, is expected to be ready to join the team midway through training camp after recovering from thumb surgery, according to The Athletic.The FIBA Basketball World Cup runs Aug. 31 through Sept. 15 in China.