First Lady Frances Wolf, Pa. Commission for Women Mark 19th Amendment Anniversary with Exhibit Honoring Pennsylvania Women

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 19, 2019 First Lady Frances Wolf, Pa. Commission for Women Mark 19th Amendment Anniversary with Exhibit Honoring Pennsylvania Womencenter_img First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release,  Women’s History Month Harrisburg, PA – As part of Women’s History Month, First Lady Frances Wolf today announced a new exhibit at the Governor’s Residence to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which in 1920 gave women across the country the right to vote. The exhibit, entitled Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women Who Made History, showcases 32 Pennsylvania women who made a significant mark over the last century.“This exhibit tells the story of women who proved to be “game changers” in their respective fields, overcoming – as the suffragists who came before them – often insurmountable odds to impact positive change in Pennsylvania,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Tom and I hope that this exhibit will serve as a reminder that we all must celebrate and continue to encourage younger generations of women to become leaders in their own professions and communities.”Game Changers is a collaboration with the Office of the Governor, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, and the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. The exhibit will remain on display throughout 2019, after which it will move to The State Museum of Pennsylvania.The display consists of portraits of women from across the state representing diverse fields including education, science, business, human rights advocacy, and the arts – and details the contributions they made as well as the challenges they faced. Also exhibited are several objects representing recipients of the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania award, a program that has honored women across the commonwealth since 1949.“Women have been an integral part of Pennsylvania from the beginning, but their achievements have often been unsung,” said Andrea Lowery, executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “As we mark the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th amendment, which a year later would give women the right to vote, we are pleased to call attention to a selection of remarkable Pennsylvania women from the last century. Whether already notable, or lesser known but deserving of more attention, their accomplishments inspire those who still strive to change the game.”“We are honored to be a part of this vitally important exhibit honoring not only the legacy of these 32 women and their contributions, but of all Pennsylvania women who have proven to be game changers in their own right,” said Dana Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University and member of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. “This exhibit showcases how far women have come over the last 100 years, but also reminds us that there is still much work to be done. We are so thankful to Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf for their commitment to improving the lives of Pennsylvania’s women and girls.”The Governor’s Residence offers tours on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the tour line at 717-772-9130. In addition, any media interested in a private tour of the exhibit can contact the Governor’s Office at 717-783-1116.###The following is a list of the 32 Pennsylvania women featured in the exhibition Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women Who Made History.Sadie T. M. Alexander (1898–1989), born in Philadelphia, economist/attorney, first African American woman to practice law in Pennsylvania, appointed by Truman to the President’s Committee on Civil Rights.Marian Anderson (1897–1993), born in Philadelphia, singer, first African American to perform at the New York Metropolitan Opera, delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.Ernesta Ballard (1920–2005), lived in Philadelphia, horticulturalist/feminist, director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, active in the women’s liberation movement.Florence Knoll Bassett (1917–2019), lived in East Greenville, architect/furniture designer, headed Knoll Planning Unit that designed corporate headquarters, launched KnollTextiles that created functional fabrics in the Modernist style.Genevieve Blatt (1913–1996), born in East Brady, politician/judge, first woman to win statewide elected office in Pennsylvania as secretary of internal affairs, as a Commonwealth Court judge she wrote the legal opinion that gave girls equal access to interscholastic high school sports.Louise Tanner Brown (1883–1955), lived in Scranton, businesswoman, civic leader in Scranton’s growing African American community in the early 20th century, operated the G.W. Brown Trucking Co. and made it a success.Pearl Buck (1892–1973), lived in Bucks County, author, first woman in the U.S. to receive the Nobel Prize for literature (The Good Earth), established the interracial adoption agency Welcome House.Josie Carey (1930–2004), born in Pittsburgh, TV host/lyricist, star of Children’s Corner, pioneered quality television for children.Rachel Carson (1907–1964), born in Springdale, marine biologist/author/conservationist, helped launch the modern environmental movement with her book Silent Spring.Gloria Casarez (1971–2014), born in Philadelphia, civil rights leader/LGBT activist, Philadelphia’s first director of LGBT affairs.Helena Devereux (1885–1975), born in Philadelphia, educator, pioneer in special education, created Devereux Stone to work with intellectually disabled children.Mira Lloyd Dock (1853–1945), born in Harrisburg, botanist/environmentalist, first woman appointed to a Pennsylvania government agency (the State Forestry Reservation Commission).Crystal Bird Fauset (1894–1965), born in Philadelphia, politician/legislator, first African American woman elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, founded the Colored Women’s Activities Club to register and mobilize black women voters.Barbara Gittings (1932–2007), lived in Philadelphia, civil rights leader/LGBT activist, co-organized the campaign that led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder.Martha Graham (1894–1991), born in Allegheny City, dancer/choreographer, revolutionized modern dance, founded the Martha Graham Studio.Elsie Hillman (1925–2015), born in Pittsburgh, political activist/philanthropist, chaired national and statewide presidential campaigns, created the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics.Grace Kelly (1929–1982), born in Philadelphia, Academy Award–winning actress/princess of Monaco, supported cultural and charitable initiatives.Stephanie Kwolek (1923–2014), born in New Kensington, chemist, developed the strong lightweight synthetic fiber Kevlar that is used in bullet-proof vests, airplanes, suspension bridges, and undersea optical fiber cables.Daisy Lampkin (1883–1965), lived in Pittsburgh, suffragist/activist, a major figure in the NAACP, stockholder and vice president of the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper for the black community across the U.S.Elizabeth Ruddy Lynett (1902–1959), born in Scranton, journalist/publisher, investigative reporter for the Scranton Times and later its copublisher.Sophie Masloff (1917–2014), born in Mt. Lebanon, politician, Pittsburgh’s first woman mayor who championed policies to lower taxes and stem population decline in the city.Min Matheson (1909–1992), lived in Wilkes-Barre, labor organizer for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union who unionized 168 factories and 11,000 workers.Daisy Myers (1925–2011), lived in Levittown, integration pioneer, she and her family were the first black residents of the white suburban development of Levittown, exercising their right to home ownership amid harassment in one of the defining episodes of the postwar Civil Rights movement.Violet Oakley (1874–1961), lived in Philadelphia, artist, created the murals in the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the first American woman to receive a public mural commission.Mary Brooks Picken (1886–1981), lived in Scranton, fashion expert/author, founded the Women’s Institute of Domestic Arts with the mission to guide women to economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship.Jeanette Reibman (1915–2006), lived in Allentown, politician, state senator who championed educational opportunities, the Equal Rights Amendment, and environmental and consumer protections in Pennsylvania.Helen Richey (1909–1947), born in McKeesport, aviator/pilot, broke numerous aviation records, the first female commercial airline pilot in the U.S.Jennie Bradley Roessing (1881–1963), born in Pittsburgh, activist, president of the Pennsylvania Women’s Suffrage Association who led the statewide campaign to pass a women’s suffrage bill in the Pennsylvania State Legislature.Ida Tarbell (1857–1944), born in Amity Township, journalist/lecturer, pioneer of investigative journalism, one of the Progressive Era muckrakers who sought to reveal corruption in business and politics with an eye toward reform.Grayce Uyehara (1919–2014), lived in Philadelphia, social worker/activist, founding member of the Japanese American Citizens League who led the lobbying initiative that resulted in the U.S. government’s formal apology for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.Ora Washington (1898–1971), born in Philadelphia, athlete, black women’s tennis star who won eight national championship titles from the American Tennis Association, played basketball for the Philadelphia Tribunes.Frances Anne Wister (1874–1956), born in Philadelphia, historic preservationist, organized the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, laid the groundwork for a survey that was the basis of the first federal preservation program.last_img read more


UEFA removed Chelsea star from Team of the Year to fit in Ronaldo

first_imgUEFA’s Team of the Year for 2019 certainly raised a few eyebrows upon its release yesterday. It wasn’t exactly the personnel included, rather the formation implemented for the players involved. Instead of going for the tried and tested 4-3-3 formation, UEFA opted to use a 4-2-4 one instead. That meant Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski lined up as a menacing front four. Seems a bit strange to include four forwards, doesn’t it? That’s because it was. As per the Daily Mail, UEFA altered the formation at the last minute to fit in Ronaldo. The Portuguese received less votes than Messi, Mane and Lewandowski in the forwards category and was set to miss out from the team altogether. This angered UEFA officials – such is Ronaldo’s popularity – so the original release date of the team was delayed by a week to manoeuvre the 35-year-old into the XI. The unlucky man to miss out? N’Golo Kante, with the Frenchman just behind De Jong and De Bruyne in he voting. A source told the Mail: “This is really not good. It is effectively vote rigging. Such is Ronaldo’s popularity at a senior level within the organisation, alarm bells sounded when he did not make the cut and, as a result, the formation was changed. It makes you wonder what else they get up to.” It really is scandalous and it raises all sorts of questions over the validity of these supposedly prestigious XIs. A spokesperson for UEFA tried to clarify the situation, claiming that Portugal’s success in the UEFA Nations League was the catalyst for the formation change. “The formation for this year’s team of the year was chosen to reflect the votes of the fans in parallel with the players’ achievements in UEFA competitions,” they said. “As a result, there are five UEFA Champions League winners and four UEFA Nations League finalists. The formation changes on a regular basis and this year is no exception.” Not exactly an appropriate explanation, is it? Kante, Chelsea and France have every right to make an official complaint over the issue. Read Also: Ronaldo rivalry will be remembered forever, claims Messi In six of the last seven years, the normal 4-3-3 formation has been utilised for the UEFA Team of the Year. The only time it was altered was in 2017 when a 4-4-2 was used, which saw a midfield quartet of De Bruyne, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Eden Hazard, with Messi and Ronaldo as the forwards. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarThe Best Cars Of All TimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more


Stanley Cup Final 2019: Michael Ryder on the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup, Tim Thomas and Game 7s

first_imgSN: Thoughts on tonight?MR: I’m sure it’s going to be a real battle that’s for sure and both teams play real hard; but, both goalies have been good the whole series. I think it’s going to come right to the end.I was a Bruin, so I would like to see them to do it again. There’s a couple of guys on the team that I played with [and] I’d like to see them get another Cup. Sporting News caught up over the phone with Ryder for his take on what this year’s Bruins squad – which includes five of his former teammates from eight years ago – is going through leading up to Wednesday’s deciding game against the St. Louis Blues. (Editor’s note: These responses have been edited for length and clarity.)SPORTING NEWS: Take us through the emotions leading up to the game.MICHAEL RYDER: A lot of excitement. As you know it’s one game, do or die and this is what you play for. You win, you take home the Stanley Cup, you lose, you go home with your head between your legs. It’s quite a feeling and you get that excitement just to play.2011 Bruins are here pic.twitter.com/sIMFRgbJNX— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 27, 2019SN: Do you think about the fact that it’s a Game 7 or is it just another game?MR: I think about it a little bit before [you think about it] but once the game starts players don’t think about it, they just think about playing the game, focusing and getting into the zone. They don’t think about what game it is, just play in that moment.For me personally, shift by shift, trying to do what I can each shift, just trying to play as hard as I can because there’s no tomorrow.MORE: Q&A with 2003 Game 7 hero Mike RuppSN: What was it like getting the Stanley Cup?MR: I think I was a little shocked at first. You’re so excited and then you get the Cup, you do your lap and you don’t know what to do with it because you’re so excited. You’re in shock. You see your family and you give them a wave. It kind of sets in a couple of days later [after] the moment.SN: Your team played on the road. Is there more added pressure because of the Bruins being at home for this Game?MR: Game 7 is Game 7. It’s not a pressure thing. The Blues feel the same way that the Bruins do. I was up there for Game 1 in Boston [and] it was pretty exciting to be there, just to see the energy in the building. Makes you want to get on the ice and play a game.But I think both teams tonight are going to give it their all and it’s going to be a good game to watch.The 2011 Bruins are here and TD Garden is already going bananas. pic.twitter.com/8QhhcDkw88— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) May 28, 2019SN: How do you combat all the emotions?MR: I think the team that copes with it the best, handles it the best, probably will win the game. That’s what it comes down to. It comes down to mistakes and the pressures involved. The team makes the most mistakes in those moments usually lose the game.SN: What did [Tim Thomas] mean to the 2011 team?MR: Oh, he stood on his head, he stood on his head for us. We probably wouldn’t have won the Cup if it wasn’t for him. Come playoffs it comes down [being] all about the goaltending and making those key saves in the right moments. Tim did that in the whole playoffs. You can have as good a team as you want but if your goaltending doesn’t make those saves in the right moment, which Timmy did for us throughout the whole playoffs and Tuukka [Rask] is doing for Boston right now, doing the same thing. They’re where they are because of the goaltenders.  BOSTON — The Boston Bruins may be new to hosting a Stanley Cup Final Game 7, but they’re no strangers to competing in one.Back in 2011, the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks for the team’s sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history. Forward Michael Ryder was part of that run, becoming the second player from Newfoundland to lift the Cup.last_img read more


Lofa Rep. Praises GOL, Partners for Fight against Ebola

first_imgLofa County Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar has heaped praises on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and its partners for their efforts at containing the spread of the Ebola virus.The Foya District in Lofa County, which Rep. Kparkar represents in the House of Representatives, is the epicenter of the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.Of the six confirmed cases of deaths from Ebola, four have been recorded as being from Foya.While commending health workers and authorities of the Health Ministry and health stakeholders, including international partners, Rep. Kparkar expressed his regrets over the death of his kinsmen.Rep. Kparkar specifically regretted the death of a Cuttington University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. At least two nurses are among the four deaths.The Foya District’s lawmaker made the statement Sunday, April 27, at a program marking the official launch of a US$1,000,000 financial aid fund drive by the Foya University Student Association (FUSA) in Gardnerville outside Monrovia.He noted that considering the proximity of the Foya District to neighboring Guinea, the spread of the Ebola virus, would not have been prevented from crossing over from neighboring country.He admonished residents of the District to take solace in the Lord and move ahead with determination, fortitude and tenacity in the search for socio-economic and infrastructural development.The Lofa lawmaker disclosed that an Ebola treatment center is nearing completion in Foya Airfield that would handle cases.Rep. Kparkar stated that the huge Ebola fear that gripped citizens and residents of the district few weeks ago, has considerably reduced in the area.“We are grateful first to God and cooperation of the neighboring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone toward this Ebola fight,” Rep. Kparkar said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more