first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter   SHARE  TWEET By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Wolf Administration Announces Safe Schools Plan Following Incidents of Racism in PA Schools (Round-up)center_img November 18, 2016 PennLive: Wolf Administration issues directives to help schools fight hate and racial incidentsThe administration has directed schools to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools office and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission whenever an incident of hate or intolerance takes place. State offices will dispatch counselors to the school and along with commission staff take appropriate measures to provide assistance. The Pennsylvania State Police will also play a role, monitoring threats and providing support to victims and other law enforcement agencies.York Dispatch: Wolf: Safe Schools plan developed after racist incidentsSchools throughout the state have reported increased incidents of bullying and racial harassment in the wake of the election. York County School of Technology is one local example. On Nov. 9, a video was taken of students marching through the hallway with a Donald Trump sign, while one student shouted “white power.” The video sparked outrage, and other students came forward with complaints of harassment. In response to such incidents, the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf has instructed school districts to contact the Office of Safe Schools if anything involving racism or religious intolerance occurs.Philly Voice: Wolf administration develops ‘response plan’ for schools handling racist incidentsPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced his administration has developed a response plan for schools to follow during incidents involving racism or religious intolerance. The plan directs school districts to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools, which can provide school counselors, and work with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to determine if any additional resources are needed.CBS: Wolf Administration Responds To Racism Incidents In SchoolsSpurred by recent incidents involving racism and religious intolerance in schools, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration released a response plan. The PA Department of Education sent a message to all superintendents in the state Thursday. It directs school districts to contact the Office of Safe Schools when an incident occurs. Also, the Wolf Administration says Pennsylvania State Police are monitoring threats and prepared to take action, if necessary.WGAL: Racist incidents prompt “safe schools” plan from governor (VIDEO) Education,  Equality,  Public Safety,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, the Wolf Administration announced a response plan for Pennsylvania schools that have been experiencing incidents of racism and religious intolerance. When an incident occurs, the administration has directed school officials to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Safe Schools. The Office of Safe Schools can send counselors to schools and work with the Pennsylvanian Human Relations Commission to determine if additional resources are needed.“We need to fight racism and bigotry when it arises and my administration will work actively with school districts and other public institutions to stand up to intolerance,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Our schools must be safe and open spaces where all children can learn and grow free of concerns for their physical, mental, and emotional safety.”Take a look at the coverage:last_img read more


first_imgPotential first home buyers say they have other debts to pay off before they can think about taking on a mortgage. Picture: GettyDESPITE what many may think saving a deposit isn’t the most stressful part of buying a first home.A survey of first home buyers found trying to navigate and assess a complicated range of mortgages stressed them almost more than any other part of the process.And it was Queensland buyers who found it the harder than buyers in any other state according to the latest Homebuyer Barometer from homeloans.com.au.Spokesman Will Keall said navigating the maze of mortgages was overwhelming for many first home buyers.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The First Home Buyers Super Saver Scheme01:40 Related videos 01:40The First Home Buyers Super Saver Scheme01:25First home buyer struggles01:13Affordability Stamp Duty Changes03:25Auction Mornings – First home buyer01:07Tenant to Homeowner00:51Household DebtIn Queensland 28 per cent of respondents said finding the right property was the biggest stress, above finding the right mortgage 25 per cent.Many potential home buyers revealed they had to pay off existing debts before they could think about saving for and buying a home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“Worryingly, it’s the Millennials who had the greatest debt to pay — over $10,000 — while saving for a deposit, while those aged between 45 and 64 had the smallest debt, with 90 per cent of those in that age range needing to pay off less than $5,000,” Mr Keall said.The survey found a significant number (12 per cent) used money from their parents to help with the deposit.In Queensland 16 per cent of respondents relied on their parents for help.About 22 per cent also revealed the only way they could get into the market was to buy in conjunction with another person.last_img read more


first_imgEurope’s top financial regulator has requested Brexit-related contingency plans from regulated companies based in London and other supervised entities.In a speech to the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Steven Maijoor – chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – said the regulator was “looking closely” at the potential effects on the financial sector if the UK leaves the EU in 2019 without a trade agreement.“Obviously, Brexit may pose significant financial stability risks, in particular in the event that the UK would leave without any arrangements in place,” he said. “ESMA has been looking closely at the areas where a cliff-edge effect could mean higher risks for investors and markets as a whole, and, together with other relevant authorities, is working on possible mitigating actions.“In addition, as a direct supervisor of credit rating agencies and trade repositories within the EU, with a number of entities headquartered in London, ESMA requests appropriate contingency plans from individual supervised entities.” The regulator will monitor and communicate with affected parties “to reduce as much as possible the risk of disruptions under any scenario”, Maijoor added.As Brexit negotiations between the UK and the rest of the EU have stuttered, speculation has grown as to the effects of a so-called ‘hard Brexit’.A survey of derivatives traders by BMO Global Asset Management earlier this year found there was a “meaningful” risk that the negotiations could end with no deal.The average view on the probability of a “no deal” outcome was around 40%, BMO reported, although views were spread across a range of 5%-100%, emphasising the uncertainty of the outcome.In his speech, Maijoor also hinted at expanded powers for ESMA to oversee “third country” entities – a crucial aspect of post-Brexit regulation.The regulator has begun a review of how it would work with credit rating agencies based outside of the EU. However, Maijoor said it was clear that “some significant legislative changes need to be considered soon”.The European Commission has proposed granting ESMA regulatory powers over clearing houses (also known as central counterparties (CCPs)) based outside of the EU. After March 2019, this would include London-based entities.A review of European regulators has also proposed making ESMA the regulator of “certain key third-country benchmarks and prospectuses”, Maijoor added.“In the same vein, assigning supervisory powers for ESMA towards non-EU trading venues could be considered, as suggested in ESMA’s consultation response from earlier this year,” he said. “I believe that such a step to centralise the third-country supervision would bring a number of benefits for the Union as a whole.”Maijoor’s speech also touched on the impending MiFID II regulations. He warned that providers “should not underestimate the size and complexity of this project, and thus the risk of potential glitches in the initial operational period”.“ESMA does acknowledge the multiple challenges for everyone involved, and will address all issues with available tools as the implementation progresses,” he said.He emphasised that ESMA was also expecting to be stretched as the regulation came into force, requiring “some prioritisation” of different tasks.last_img read more


NFL free agency rumors: Golden Tate to sign 4-year deal with Giants NFL free agency news: Le’Veon Bell bound for Jets How is Golden Tate feeling about getting paid? As hype as Rod Tidwell.The wide receiver is no longer sweating his contract after inking a reported four-year deal worth $37.5 million with the Giants and celebrated by hilariously re-enacting the famous “show me the money” scene from “Jerry Maguire.” Oldie but a goodie. #BroadwayHereICome 😂 https://t.co/XCYdD3TOgL— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 15, 2019The video went viral, prompting Tate to reach out to Dwayne Johnson on Twitter for advice on his next career move. Philadelphia acquired him at the trade deadline from Detroit, and he went on to catch 30 passes for 278 yards and a touchdown. Yo @TheRock you think I got a shot a life after football on the big screen 🎥? 😂 Big chance for my @BallersHBO role! https://t.co/rkUV6ZC6OX— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 15, 2019Tate, who is fully guaranteed $23 million, caught 74 passes for 795 yards and four touchdowns for the Lions and Eagles last season. Related News read more