Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Sexual Harassment Investigation

first_img Statement Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women issued the following statement on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s investigation determining that PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty sexually harassed a female employee:“The conduct by Vince Fenerty as revealed by an internal investigation by the Philadelphia Parking Authority this week is unacceptable and reprehensible. There should be absolutely no tolerance of sexual harassment of any kind in any Pennsylvania workplace.“Sexual harassment not only has a detrimental impact personally on the women who are subject to it, but also on our broader economy. It impedes a woman’s job performance and, therefore, impacts her ability to grow and advance professionally. This type of behavior devalues women and their contributions to the workforce.“The Pennsylvania Commission for Women encourages PPA’s board to take these actions very seriously and impose disciplinary action that appropriately matches the conduct.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Sexual Harassment Investigation September 23, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Beaver, Centre and Washington Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 22

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 28, 2020 Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Beaver, Centre and Washington Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 22center_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Wolf’s Amended OrderSecretary of Health’s Amended OrderStay at Home GuidanceAs the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Beaver, Centre and Washington counties, bringing the state total to 22 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8:00 PM Saturday, March 28, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.The order now includes these 22 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from homeGetting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residencesEngaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancingTo perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining businessTo care for a family member or pet in another householdAny travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activitiesTravel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable personsTravel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related servicesTravel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdictionTravel required by law enforcement or court orderTravel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealthAnyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.The following operations are exempt:Life-sustaining business activitiesHealth care or medical services providersAccess to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banksAccess to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure OrdersNews mediaLaw enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefightersThe federal governmentReligious institutionsIndividuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.Read Governor Wolf’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read  Governor Wolf’s amended order here or view on Scribd.Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s amended order here or view on Scribd.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: this information in Spanish here.last_img read more

German investor seeks global fixed income manager via IPE Quest

first_imgManagers pitching for the mandate should state performance to 31 March gross of fees, and should have a track record of at least three years. The maximum tracking error is 4%, measured over a rolling three-year basis. Managers should also integrate environmental, social and governance considerations in their process.According to the details of the search, the objective of the allocation is to outperform the benchmark net of costs by at least 50 basis points a year.The benchmark is a blend of three indices:50% Bloomberg Barclays EuroAgg Corporate Total Return Index Value Unhedged EUR 30% Bloomberg Barclays EuroAgg Corporate 10+ Year TR Index Value Unhedged 20% Bloomberg Barclays EuroAgg Treasury Total Return Index Value Unhedged EURThe strategy will be housed in a segregated mandate within a Master KVG structure.The deadline for submissions is 10 May at 5pm UK time. More details are available at under search QN-2433.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email A German investor has launched a search for a global fixed income manager to run a €30m mandate via IPE Quest.According to search QN-2433, the allocation is expected to grow to between €500m and €1bn in the next three years.The mandate is for a euro-denominated, actively managed core sovereign and corporate credit strategy, limited to 75-85% in corporates and 15-25% in government-related instruments.Bonds in the strategy should not be rated lower than BBB- or Baa3 upon purchase.last_img read more

Other Sports World Archery writes to IOA in bid to lift Archery Association of India suspension by this month

first_imgAAI was suspended by WA for electing two parallel bodies.Indian archers can participate in World Youth Championship in Madrid under Indian flag.Indian archers cannot practice in international events unless resolution is passed. Kolkata: In a fresh ray of hope for the beleaguered Indian archers, the World Archery on Friday wrote to the Indian Olympic Association, stating the Archery Association of India suspension might be lifted by the end of this month if a clear roadmap is established. The latest development came following the Delhi High Court’s order directing the sports ministry to form a five-member transitory committee to look in the state of affairs of the suspended AAI till fresh elections are held.  Following the order, the WA secretary general Tom Dielen wrote to IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta, nominating four members of the committee which will be headed by retired Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice B D Ahmad. “If rapid progress is made and a clear roadmap is established by the end of August, World Archery might conditionally lift the suspension by the end of this month. “We ask the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General to coordinate with the chairman to get the committee established as soon as possible,” Dielen wrote in the letter to Mehta, a copy of which is in possession with PTI.  The WA further suggested four names for the transitory committee — Mehta from IOA, R Rajagopal from the sports ministry, while B V P Rao and Virendra Sachdeva from the two AAI factions. This transition committee is tasked to prepare a roadmap for the AAI having a new election as well as a Constitution that respects both the Indian Sports Code and the World Archery Constitution.  “This roadmap will have to be approved by World Archery for the suspension to be lifted,” Dielen wrote. The committee will also select the teams for the Olympic qualifying Asian Championships in Bangkok in November and prepare a selection process for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.Earlier in the day, hearing a PIL in the Rahul Mehra vs Union of India & Ors, a Delhi HC Special Bench comprising Justice S Murlidhar and Najmi Waziri directed that the transitory committee will be constituted latest by August 23 and hold its first meeting on August 24. The committee will be headed by retired Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice B D Ahmad and will have one representative each from sports ministry, Indian Olympic Association, and the two AAI factions, Mehra tweeted.  “The committee is constituted to ensure Archery Association of India (AAI) once again enjoys good standing with World Archery Federation (WAF) so that our Archers are permitted to represent India under Indian flag in the forthcoming qualifying tournaments & Tokyo Olympics,” Mehra wrote.An AAI official said the committee will be constituted to oversee the day-to-day affairs of Indian Archery which was suspended by the world body on Thursday for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies. “This committee will not take a call about fresh election procedures but will run the show till a new body comes to power. We are expecting to hear about fresh election procedures in the next hearing slated for August 16,” he said.The World Archery on Thursday suspended the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies, asking the federation to put its house in order by the end of this month. The decision is effective from Monday and the last event in which the archers can participate under the Indian flag is the World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid from August 19-25. After which the Indian archers’ participation in international events under the National flag stands jeopardised unless a resolution is made.  highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

As Hima Das continues her gold rush, netizens hail her as ‘the icon of new India’

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Karthik Nair COMMENT Last Updated: 21st July, 2019 17:26 IST As Hima Das Continues Her Gold Rush, Netizens Hail Her As ‘the Icon Of New India’ It has been a gold rush for Indian athlete Hima Das as she clinched her fifth gold medal in 18 days by winning the women’s 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic on 20 July. The 19-year-old recorded her season-best timing of 52.09 seconds, announcing her return to the 400m race category.  As Das continues to make the nation proud with back-to-back laurels, let us look back at her remarkable achievement and where it started from. It all started for the young athlete at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2 which was also her first competitive 200m race of the year as she clocked 23.65 seconds to clinch her first gold. Das then won her second gold at the same venue at the Kutno Athletics Meet in the 200m category on July 7 at 23.97 seconds. She then registered her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet,  Czech Republic as she clocked 23.43 seconds. She went on to clinch her fourth gold by winning the 200m race Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic. READ: Goldrush For Hima Das As She Wins 400m Race Clinching Fifth Gold Medal In 18 DaysThe netizens came forward to shower praises on the young athlete. SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img READ: ‘Das The Way To Go, Girl!’: Amul’s Latest Topical Celebrates Hima Das Winning Four Golds In 15 Days First Published: 21st July, 2019 16:59 IST Written By It has been a gold rush for Indian athlete Hima Das as she clinched her fifth gold medal in 18 days by winning the women’s 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic on 20 July. The 19-year-old recorded her season-best timing of 52.09 seconds, announcing her return to the 400m race category. The 19-year-old took to social media to announce her splendid win at the Czech Republic.Read the tweet here: FOLLOW USlast_img read more