Governor Wolf Orders PA Flags To Be Lowered to Half-Staff at Capitol Complex and Dauphin County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders PA Flags To Be Lowered to Half-Staff at Capitol Complex and Dauphin County November 06, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Dauphin County lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, November 9, 2015.  This is in honor of U.S. Army Corporal Martin King, a soldier from Tower City who went missing 65 years ago during the Korean War.  His remains were recently identified and are being returned home on Saturday, November 7.  Burial will be with full military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Monday, November 9.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img

World Bank Cuts Its Support for Oil and Gas

first_imgWorld Bank Group (WBG), a global multilateral development institution, said it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019. The announcement was made during a One Planet Summit on Tuesday by WBG president Jim Yong Kim.The WBG is focusing its support to developing countries for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement’s goals.According to WBG, only in exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to financing upstream gas in the poorest countries where there is a clear benefit in terms of energy access for the poor and the project fits within the countries’ Paris Agreement commitments.The WBG is on track to meet its target of 28% of its lending going to climate action by 2020 and to meeting the goals of its Climate Change Action Plan – developed following the Paris Agreement.last_img

Qatar World Cup chiefs hit back at Zwanziger: “Only question is WHEN, not IF”

first_imgThe organisers of the Qatar World Cup have dismissed the suggestion that they will be stripped of the tournament.Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger claimed on Monday that there is no chance of the 2022 event being staged in the country because of the extreme temperatures and the threat of legal action in the event of a heat-related injury or fatality.However, Nasser Al Khater, the executive director of communications and marketing for the supreme committee for delivery & legacy, says that there is no chance of a change of venue.“Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, despite comments of FIFA Executive Committee member Dr. Zwanziger, which reflect his personal opinion and not that of FIFA,” he stated.”The only question now is WHEN, not IF. Summer or winter, we will be ready.”We have proven that a FIFA World Cup in Qatar in the summer is possible with state-of-the-art cooling technology. “We have demonstrated that our cooling works in outdoor areas beyond stadiums. This summer we welcomed fans in Doha to an open-air Brazil 2014 Fan Zone with temperatures cooled to a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius.”The evolution of environmentally friendly cooling technologies is an important legacy for our nation, region and for countries with similar climates – promising to expand the reach of hosting major sporting events to countries where it was never thought possible before.”The decision to award Qatar the World Cup has also generated controversy because of allegations of corruption in the selection process.last_img read more