SHARE TWEET By: Governor Tom Wolf The Blog, Videos November 11, 2016 Today we come together to recognize all our distinguished veterans whose service has allowed our nation to prosper and has allowed us all to live in freedom.Our veterans disregard personal well-being and act with incredible honor to preserve for us, the citizens of this great nation, a gift of unapproachable magnitude: our freedom.We owe an inexpressible debt to our distinguished veterans, and today in special recognition of their courageous efforts, I would like to honor these brave men and women and encourage all citizens to celebrate and thank these American heroes of the past and present.On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all veterans for their selfless service to this country. Thank you. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Recognizing Veterans Day in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)
Statewide — In a recent Wallet Hub survey, the state of Indiana is ranked 14th across the country in states with the most underprivileged children. The state ranks 1st for the percent of children in foster care, 9th for the percent of maltreated children, and 12th for the percent of children that are uninsured. To see the entire study, click here. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, a child is abused or neglected every 47 seconds and the total costs of maltreatment per year reach $80.3 billion, in the United States.
AMES — Iowa State University president Wendy Wintersteen and Athletic Director Jamie Pollard Tuesday addressed the ongoing controversy after members of the University of Iowa band said they were assaulted after the game in Ames September 14th.Wintersteen says Iowa State does not have a crowd control problem. “We have great fans who come to Jack Trice,” Wintersteen says, “I would say that 98 percent of our fans are behaving. They’re doing what we expect them to do — and it’s a few of our fans who have decided to behave inappropriately. And so we are going to work with president Harreld and president Nook to think how we can change that.”Wintersteen says she will work with University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld to make sure the series continues. “At the same time we can’t and we haven’t ignored the actions that were reported after the game. We are saddened and concerned by the reports that some members of the Iowa band were mistreated or harmed during their visit to our campus,” Wintersteen says.Cyclone Athletic Director Pollard says they received a list of five incidents last week from Iowa, including one that a band member who was injured. He says a member of the band who was carrying a ladder suffered broken ribs after being shoved and falling on the ladder as the band member exited the field.Pollard says the problem started when the Iowa band took an exit out of the stadium other than the one recommended. “The Iowa Marching Band marched in formation into the back of that crowd and essentially forced their way through that crowd — there was no place for anybody to move to,” according to Pollard.ISU Police Chief Michael Newton says they have not heard from any of the Iowa Band members who were victims of alleged abuse. “We in law enforce find it very difficult to actually launch an investigation when there are no complainants who come forward. So that does challenge us in this process at this time,” Newton says. ” We can’t investigate from media reports, we can’t investigate from social media reports.”The news conference in Ames comes after U-I president Harreld told the student newspaper he does not want the series to continue until they can work out issues with the security and safety of everyone. Harreld did say he believes they can work it out.Audio: ISU News Conference. 40 minutes
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram To ensure Fronditha Care is able to keep up with the demands of an ageing Greek Australian population, the Victorian Labor Government has promised to invest $1.5 million into the facility if re-elected.The announcement was made on Wednesday by Member for Northern Metropolitan and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos.“We’ll never be able to repay our yiayiades and pappoúdes for their many contributions. But we can make sure they get the care and compassion they deserve,” said Ms Mikakos.“Fronditha Care is recognised for its excellent care for so many of our elderly and we are proud to make the biggest ever contribution to one of its building projects to enable it to address the needs of our ageing community”.If Fronditha becomes the recipient of the funds, it plans to put the money towards extending its facility in Thornbury, allowing for an extra 60 new residents.The plan is to add two floors and include a theatrette, communal dining facilities, and a hydrotherapy pool.Meanwhile the project also includes 30 ‘village style’ apartments that would allow for independent living with community care.“This investment will mean elderly Greek Victorians will be able to rely on dedicated care, and their families will have that peace of mind,” said Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos.