Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rostraver Paramedic

first_img January 06, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rostraver Paramediccenter_img Flag Order Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services Paramedic Matthew Smelser, who was killed January 5, 2020, while responding to a crash on Interstate 70.“Matthew Smelser’s death is a tragic reminder of the risk taken by emergency personnel across the state each day to rescue Pennsylvanians in distress,” said Gov. Wolf. “We need to do our part to exercise caution while traveling, especially during winter weather or when approaching the scene of an accident.”The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Monday, January 6, 2020, and on the day of interment, which has not yet been announced. The United States flag is to remain at full staff through this tribute.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.last_img read more

Proxy voting group Ethos nominates new presidents as Biedermann exits

first_imgEthos said Biedermann had decided the time was right to hand over the organisation to “the next generation”. His role had been criticised because his wife Yola is head of Ethos’ corporate governance department. The perceived “shortcomings in corporate governance” led the pension fund for the Swiss postal service to announce it would end its membership as per year-end 2018.In a statement issued earlier this year, the €15bn Pensionskasse Post said it might revise this decision if Ethos made changes to its management structure prior to the general assembly.Françoise Bruderer Thom, managing director of Pensionskasse Post, told IPE: “As Mr Biedermann will no longer stand for presidency either of the Ethos Foundation or Ethos Service, his conflicts of interest are resolved, which we welcome.”However, the pension fund would carefully review the proposals for the general assembly and then decide on how it would vote, as well as its further relationship with Ethos, she added.The two Ethos boards have decided to appoint different presidents, one for Ethos Foundation and one for Ethos Services.To replace Biedermann as chairman of Ethos Foundation, the members have put forward former social democrat MP Rudolf Rechsteiner, who is an expert on renewable energy and president of the charity Swissaid.Beth Krasna, an engineer at the university ETH Zurich and an expert in microfinance and corporate governance, has been proposed for election as president of Ethos Service.Swiss pensions journalist and commentator Peter Wirth suggested Rechsteiner could be a controversial candidate. “This proposal adds a political flavour which is problematic and which not all members will want to stomach,” he wrote in a recent newsletter. Dominique Biedermann, long-term president of the Swiss proxy voting service Ethos, will not stand for re-election at upcoming general meetings of the company and the Ethos foundation.In a statement Ethos – which is owned by Swiss pension funds – said the meetings on 14 June were “an important milestone in Ethos’ history”. “Dominique Biedermann, the last remaining Ethos founding member, will not stand for re-election after 21 years of continuous engagement in favour of Ethos’ development,” it said.  Biedermann will step down as president of Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services. The foundation was established by several pension funds in 1997 to represent them at shareholder meetings of listed Swiss companies. In 2000 it created Ethos Services to take over management and consulting services in socially responsible investment and active ownership. last_img read more

On 9/11 and 11M there was soccer

first_imgThere is no one who does not remember what he was doing, where he was and how he found out about the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. A tragedy that changed the world. The impact of March 11, 2004 was similar for Madrid. A society that was totally paralyzed that morning. Far from acting accordingly, sports institutions forgot that soccer is made by people and appealed to the social work that makes entertainment to continue playing.September 11thThat Tuesday the group stage of the 2001-02 Champions League edition began. Such an attack caught everyone on the wrong foot and UEFA did not react in the best way. ORn minute of silence before each match seemed sufficient given the situation. Madrid won in Rome and Mallorca debuted in the competition beating Arsenal at Son Moix.“That dramatic day we ended up playing a soccer game, despite the doubts that accompanied the celebration of the game throughout the afternoon. We were caught falling in the concentration hotel. The players’ nap was forgotten this time, everyone watching the screen. The feeling was one of uncertainty. An hour before, just at the moment of giving the line-ups, the doubts were still going on. The journalists asked and also our relatives. Was he finally going to play? “Wrote Vicente del Bosque, Real Madrid coach, in 2016. The seriousness of the matter made the top organization of European football back down, which postponed the other half of the day, which had to be played on Wednesday (Barça and Depor played), and UEFA (Valencia, Celta and Zaragoza) the following week. Javier Irureta confessed that they were “more aware of the news than of the party” and Captain Mauro Silva admitted: “Many of us have slept very little because we spent the whole night in front of the television”. How could it be otherwise, all sporting events in the USA? USA were suspended.March 11In another shameful decision by Lennart Johansson, he also did not suspend the first leg of the UEFA Round of 16. Although there was no Madrid team, Barcelona, ​​Villarreal, Valencia and Mallorca did play. The minute of silence seemed enough again. “I think they were wrong not to postpone the matches of the Spanish teams”Camacho said, then Benfica technical.Two days later there was a League matchday. Spanish soccer also chose the most controversial option and played soccer since Saturday, opening with a game at the Vallecas Stadium, less than three kilometers from one of the bombs. “We are going to try to make Carousel as always, not as if nothing had happened; because that would be stupid to try and it would also be inhuman”, Paco González began his program in the SER chain.11M left everyone frozen, but even more so for the millions of people who use public transport every day to go to workr. One of many was Roberto, current goalkeeper for West Ham. The Atlético youth squad used to take a train in Vicálvaro and change at Atocha to go to his school in Alcorcón. Luckily for him, he was late for the train number 21713 that would explode in a few minutes at the Santa Eugenia station.last_img read more