Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed new legislation that will strengthen Pennsylvania school districts’ ability to crack down on hazing, and require school boards to adopt anti-hazing policy. House Bill 1574, sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico, amends the current Anti-Hazing Law of 1986.“This expansion of the current anti-hazing law, which currently applies only to institutes of higher education, is a huge step in keeping Pennsylvania students protected from bullying and abuse,” Governor Wolf said. “Children need to feel safe during the school day, as well as after school, in order to achieve the highest educational success. This bill will allow schools take necessary steps to help ensure that.”HB 1574 takes several steps to address hazing issues in schools:• Expands the current law to apply to secondary schools, defined as any public or private school providing instruction to grades 7 through 12• Amends the definition of hazing to apply the prohibited behaviors to any person, rather than only a student• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to adopt a written anti-hazing policy and to provide this policy, along with the school’s rules, penalties, and program enforcement, to all athletic coaches involved with the school’s programs• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to post its written anti-hazing policy on its website• Amends the enforcement and penalties subsection of the law to provide that expulsion may also be a penalty for a violation of the institution’s anti-hazing rulesThe new law will take effect on July 25, 2016.Governor Wolf also signed four other bills into law, including:Act 28 – House Bill 944, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act streamlining operation of neighborhood improvement districts, within cities of the first class.Act 29 – House Bill 1200, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, repeals a 1903 law that was moved by a subsequent statute but was never repealed.Act 30 – House Bill 1310, sponsored by Rep. Donatucci, amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in emergency telephone service, providing for prohibited release of information.Act 32 – House Bill 1788, sponsored by Rep. White, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act providing for special financing assessments. Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law May 24, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 2nd T20I: Kohli & co look to wrap up early series win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A dominant win by India in the opening T20I against a spin-wary England has set the tone as the hosts remain on the back-foot when the two sides clash in the second T20 International at Cardiff on Friday.Kuldeep Yadav took 5-24 and KL Rahul scored a stunning unbeaten second T20I century as the Men in Blue produced a fine all-round display to stun the hosts by eight wickets in Manchester for an early lead on this tour. A win on Friday would seal the three-match T20I series for Virat Kohli’s high-flying brigade.In fact, India stand on the brink of a sixth successive T20I series’ win – a run stretching back to their 2-1 win over New Zealand in November 2017.In terms of ICC Rankings, a 2-0 series’ lead will allow India to close the gap with second-placed Australia, while a 3-0 whitewash will help them overleap to second behind top-ranked Pakistan.Australia will have to win both their next two games in the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe to stay above India.A loss on Friday will see England drop down to rank seven below New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, respectively.It will be a surprising downturn for the high-flying English team, one of the better in limited-overs’ cricket at the moment. It is a stark reminder of their poor winning ratio nevertheless, having won only 5 out of their last 10 T20 internationals.The big question facing England is how to contend with the unorthodox wrist spin of Kuldeep Yadav.In the aftermath of their loss on Tuesday, both skipper Eoin Morgan and ace batsman Jos Buttler have urged their teammates to show more patience at the crease and watch the ball carefully.But with such a short turnaround in the fixtures’ list, it is easier said than done.The English camp will deploy the services of spin-bowling machine ‘Merlyn’ at Cardiff. A scarcity of unorthodox wrist spinners to practice against is one of the key reasons for this move, as the spin-bowling machine is capable of replicating every style of delivery.An English team last used it ahead of the 2005 Ashes, when they were practicing to contend with Shane Warne.A key reason underlined by Morgan after the first defeat was that the middle-order batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, who both got stumped off successive googlies, needed more time to settle in.Despite the loss, one of the key strengths for England is their top-order’s ability to handle pace and they would like another fast start at Cardiff.It is perhaps the only real concern for India emanating from that first game as the enforced new-ball pairing of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav was proven ineffective at Old Trafford.Even with Kuldeep causing all sorts of trouble for the hosts, India wouldn’t like to to pull things back after a high-flying English start once again.The visitors are unlikely to make a change and disturb their winning combination and the pacers will have to learn from the experience of bowling on such batsmen-friendly pitches.England’s top-order, in particular Jason Roy, doesn’t enjoy facing spin in the powerplay overs, and India might opt for Krunal Pandya, who is proficient at bowling economical left-arm spin.However, it is tough to see the Indian team management making space for him in the eleven after just one game. Instead, they might back Yuzvendra Chahal to deliver any initial spin overs, despite being taken for runs in Manchester.Weather could play a part in the game here at the Sophia Gardens. After enjoying a sunny welcome both in Dublin and Manchester, the team was greeted to typical English grey skies, light rain and chill when they arrived in Cardiff on Wednesday.It is expected to clear out for match day, but rain curtailed the last game these two sides played here in 2014.India had won that ODI with an all-round performance from Suresh Raina.England pacer Tom Curran has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is and the ODI series owing to a left side strain. For the ODIs, his brother Sam has been named as replacement.Teams:India: Virat Kohli ©, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.England: Eoin Morgan ©, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan.Match starts at: 10 pm IST(With inputs from agencies) last_img read more

Kanyian “Tater” Armenta, 8, Wellington: Nov. 15, 2007 – April 11, 2016

first_imgKanyian ‘Tater’ ArmentaKanyian “Tater” Armenta, of Wellington, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, at the age of 8. He was born on Thursday, November 15, 2007 in Wichita. Tater always had a smile and hug to share with his family and friends.His gift was to make those around him feel better about them selves. He will be missed by many including his mother, Christy Winger; sister, Victoria Winger; brothers, Logan Winger, James Winger and Blaine Guthrie all of Wellington, along with a large extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016 with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.Funeral services for Kanyian will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, Wellington,. Pastor Mark Cress of Church Ignited will officiate.Interment will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington. A memorial fund has been established to the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation to assist with funeral expenses. Contributions can be left with the funeral home or made online at share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

The Opinionated Spectator…Pirates pennant race is gaining speed

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Ike Davis (15) celebrates as he returns to the dugout with teammate Russell Martin after hitting a two-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals’ starting pitcher Adam Wainwright during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)While you were working, the Pirates were putting in work! There is no greater feeling than when the Pirates play to their potential and beast their opponents, even when the odds are against them. It gives the city hope.The Pittsburgh Pirates are proving to be fighters. They are trying to implant that proven, battle tested, gene that doesn’t care what the series record is or the score of a game. Currently, St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race, with San Francisco (69-62) trailing by 1 1/2 games and the Pirates (69-64) one game back of the Giants for the second wild-card berth. The Pirates are showing signs of the grit necessary to make a deep postseason run. Alexis CobbIke Davis did not shrink in the moment. Instead, he singlehandedly decided to make a lasting impression on his teammates and city. ”It’s the first time he’s been involved in games that have this kind of significance this late in the season,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after Davis’ long home run sparked a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.”He’s showing up to the ballpark ready to contribute any way he can.”  He played like an All-Star during the series. He had a three run home run for the win on Tuesday and a two run home run on Wednesday.For the Pirates, it doesn’t matter that the first game on Monday was a heartbreaking, discouraging loss. They came back and won a close battle on Tuesday and finished up the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. It was a tough, hard battle and Pirates didn’t “gift” the series away after their first loss.With the latest win, the Pittsburgh Pirates won the series 2-1 from the defending NL champions and they have won five of seven overall against St. Louis. The best part about the win was that it was against the St. Louis Cardinals. Pirates’ fans loathe them.We are happy to win any series but to win against the St. Louis Cardinals was especially satisfying. It was like deciding to go to Kennywood amusement park and learning that its buy one get one free day. Delicious!The Pirates are in the pennant race and gaining speed. Let’s go!(Two Sources for this story was and AP)Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at: or (724) 561-8082 Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more