Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Bryan Westfall

first_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Adams County to fly at half-staff to honor Bryan Westfall.Bryan Westfall, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee, died on Thursday, August 18, 2016, while performing his job duties.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until sunset on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Bryan Westfall August 18, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Updated original gem on offer in Mt Ommaney

first_imgThe home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.“The house we bought was effectively a much smaller house, it was about 160sq m, and when we walked in there it just had very good architectural bones, and good structure and we could see the potential,’’ Mr Culbert said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“We then took that house from 160sq m to about 440sq m. We first and foremost did all the extensions around the existing house and then once that was complete we then pulled the existing (house) apart and refurbished all of that to bring it up to total new standard.’’ The home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.There are city views from the balcony and a resort- style swimming pool wrapping around part of the home.The open plan living area has sloping ceilings. In the kitchen are stone benchtops, frosted glass cabinetry and pendant lighting.There is an integrated bar downstairs and all bedrooms have glass doors which open to a side patio and garden. The home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.Mr Culbert said one of the best things about the house was the different living area zones.He said their plan with the work they had done was to preserve the initial intent of the architect and enhanced it.“It was architecturally designed to be an incredible liveable house,’’ he said.The home is on a 1378sq m block and features floor-to-ceiling windows and louvres. center_img The home at 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney.WHILE 8 Flinders Court, Mt Ommaney, underwent a massive extension and makeover when its current owners bought it 13 years ago, they made sure it stayed true to the intent of the original architect.Owners Phil Culbert and his wife Kristin Todd undertook the work with the plan to remain in the home forever, but a move back to New Zealand means they have now listed it for sale.Mr Culbert said it was one of the street’s original houses, with six of them built in one of the first courts in Mt Ommaney.last_img read more

SFL: USD 1.2 Bn Invested in New Vessels in 2018

first_imgBermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) invested USD 1.2 billion in new assets in 2018, continuing its fleet renewal efforts.As explained, these transactions added USD 1.3 billion in future contracted charter revenue.The company intends to seek further growth opportunities and maintains a strong liquidity position “in order to be able to act decisively.”“We believe the combination of a challenging banking market for many players and low asset prices will create significant opportunities for Ship Finance in finding investment opportunities with limited downside on asset values,” SFL said.SFL had a fleet of 86 vessels comprising tankers, bulkers, containerships and rigs at the end of 2018, with only one of the original tankers remaining.“We have continuously renewed and grown our portfolio and diversified our charter revenue backlog across multiple segments and counterparties. SFL has transformed from a pure vessel leasing company, serving one related party, to a multi-faceted organization with USD 3.8 billion in contracted future revenues,” Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, commented.SFL reported a net income of USD 3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, down from the net income of USD 29.7 million seen a quarter earlier. The decrease was due to a USD 35.7 million non-cash impairment related to offshore supply vessels.On the other hand, total operating revenues were USD 118.6 million in Q4 2018, higher when compared to revenues of USD 111 million posted in Q3 2018.During the fourth quarter, the company delivered the third 10,600 TEU container vessel on long term charter to Maersk Line. SFL also acquired two 19,400 TEU container vessels on long term charters to MSC.The company concluded more than USD 840 million lease financings in Asia for eight container vessels in Q4 2018.At the end of the quarter, SFL had ten debt free vessels, with a combined charter free value of USD 200 million.last_img read more

Why Jimmy Butler started the Heat-Nuggets game without a name on his jersey

first_imgThe lack of words @JimmyButler hopes you’ll see on the back of his jersey is a statement within itself.#BlackLivesMatter— x – Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 14, 2020Unfortunately for Butler, the NBA denied his request. The wearing of a name or message is part of the uniform agreement between the league and the National Basketball Players Association.NBA spokesman on Jimmy Butler: “Displaying no name or message on the back of a player’s jersey was not an option among the social justice messages agreed upon by the Players Association and the NBA as modifications to the rules regarding uniforms.” (1/2)— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 1, 2020NBA spokesman (continued) on Miami’s Jimmy Butler being asked to take off a jersey with no name and replace it with a jersey bearing BUTLER: ”Per league rules, the uniform may not be otherwise altered and anyone wearing an altered jersey will not be permitted to enter the game.”— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 1, 2020The following personalized statements were cleared to be placed on the backs of jerseys, according to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears: Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can’t Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor.Butler undoubtedly knew he would not be able to play with a blank jersey, but that didn’t matter. He wanted to use his platform, and despite the NBA’s ruling, he managed to make a statement. Statement made. #BlackLivesMatter@JimmyButler— x – Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 1, 2020MORE: Jonathan Isaac explains decision to stand for national anthemAfter briefly standing at halfcourt for the opening tip, Butler was asked by referees to swap out the blank jersey for one featuring his last name.Jimmy Butler wanted to wear a jersey with no name on the back but the refs made him change— The Ringer (@ringer) August 1, 2020So why did the five-time All-Star walk out with this particular jersey? And why couldn’t he wear it for the contest against Denver?Butler told reporters earlier this month he wanted to keep the nameplate blank because if he weren’t an NBA player then he would be “no different than anybody else of color.””I love and respect all the messages that the league did choose, but for me, I felt like with no message, with no name, it’s going back to, like, who I was,” Butler said. “And if I wasn’t who I was today, I’m no different than anybody else of color and want that to be my message in the sense that just because I’m an NBA player, everybody has the same right, no matter what, and that’s how I feel about my people of color is this is a thing that we will do more action toward.”I’m with, like I said, the Black Lives Matter and all the phrases that they chose to put on the back of the jerseys. But for me, it’s a lot more about action and continuing to learn and teach the people around me and doing what I can in my community.” When Jimmy Butler took the floor for Saturday’s game between the Heat and Nuggets, he didn’t have his last name or a message about social justice on his jersey.In fact, the back of Butler’s jersey was completely blank above and below his No. 22. last_img read more