Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Gettysburg HotelRight across the street from the David Wills House, the former Scott’s Tavern was established in 1797. It became a temporary “White House” for President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955, when he spent time at the hotel while recovering from a heart attack.Hyatt at the BellevueThen called the Bellevue-Stratford, every U.S. president from Theodore Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan has stayed at this hotel on Philadelphia’s Broad Street.Historic Hotel BethlehemDwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton are among Hotel Bethlehem’s extensive list of famous guests. Be warned that the downtown hotel is rumored to be haunted — but the ghosts are said to be friendly.Omni Bedford Springs ResortLocated in the Allegheny Mountains, the resort has served as a gathering place for U.S. presidents, celebrities, and dignitaries from around the world for more than 200 years. Some of the most prominent historical events include the housing of Japanese diplomats who were captured in Germany during WWII at the resort from 1943-1945; the stays of Presidents Thomas Jefferson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; and the resort’s designation in 1984 as a National Historic Landmark.Omni William PennPresidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower stayed at the downtown Pittsburgh hotel, as well as Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson. Numerous presidents also visited for events and speechesTo stay up to date on DNC events while visiting PA go to visit the host committee website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. SHARE TWEET DNC, The Blog The Democratic National Convention will be held In Philadelphia on July 25–28. This will be the eighth time that Philly has played host to a party convention since 1856, and this marquee event promises to be yet another success.As the second state to join the Union, Pennsylvania is home to many iconic events that changed the course of American history. Both novice explorers and history buffs can step back in time and experience some of the moments that made the United States what it is today.Whether you’re visiting because of the Democratic National Convention or simply looking to immerse yourself in our nation’s presidential history, we invite you to pursue your happiness while you’re here!And rest assured all you Hamilfans, Alexander Hamilton made his mark here, too. His brainchild, the First Bank of the United States, was completed in Philadelphia in 1797 and is part of the Independence National Historic Park along with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.Experience Presidential History President James Buchanan’s Wheatland (Lancaster)History buffs and casual visitors alike will enjoy touring the beautiful grounds and mansion of the only president from Pennsylvania, James Buchanan.The David Wills House (Gettysburg)The David Wills House offers visitors a world-class museum experience that tells the story of President Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address. The David Wills House is the only site where you can experience President Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address in the location where it was inspired and crafted.Washington Crossing Historic Park (Washington Crossing)On Dec. 25, 1776, General George Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River into New Jersey to march on Hessian troops quartered in and around the village. Relive one of the most important moments of the Revolutionary War at Washington Crossing Historic Park.Eisenhower National Historic Site (Gettysburg)Eisenhower National Historic Site was the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served as Eisenhower’s weekend retreat from Washington and a meeting place for world leaders.Fort Ligonier (Fort Ligonier)George Washington was a central figure in the French and Indian War. In 1758, he led a detachment of 500 Virginia soldiers on foot from Fort Ligonier.Independence Hall (Philadelphia)Discover the site where two of democracy’s greatest documents were written and the Second Continental Congress was held.Liberty Bell (Philadelphia)In the early days of the United States, the ringing of the Liberty Bell signaled the start of many important events, such as the meeting of the First Continental Congress.Gettysburg National Military Park (Gettysburg)Recognized as one of the most famous American battlefields, Gettysburg marked the turning point of the Civil War and the site where President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address.The Sun Inn (Bethlehem)Located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Bethlehem, the Sun Inn is a restoration of a 1758 building which functioned as an inn from 1760 to the late 1960s. The Sun Inn’s history includes an extensive list of distinguished visitors including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and —wait for it —Alexander Hamilton (wink, wink)Stay Like a President By: Carrie Fischer Lepore, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Tourism, Marketing and Film SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania is Immersed in Presidential History July 23, 2016
Submitted by The City Of OlympiaRestoration work at Mission Creek is returning the area to original habitat.The City is partnering with the Port of Olympia and South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group to restore estuarine functions and fish passage to the mouth of Mission Creek. The project will remove a historic derelict right-of way road and road embankment fill at the mouth of Mission Creek. The project will also remove concrete rubble and related drainage structures (concrete culvert and linear drainage ditches) with the intent of restoring fish passage and restoring natural sediment processes.The road embankment fill and impounded channel will be removed within the higher-high water elevation zones. A new channel will be created within the existing freshwater wetland to maximize fish passage.The project will begin September 9 and will be completed by September 30, 2013, depending on tides. The selected contractor is Sealevel Bulkhead Builders, Inc. of Kingston, WA. Total project cost is $200,000 and is funded by the Port of Olympia ($120,000) and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board ($80,000).Impacts:The southernmost access to the beach (including east bay trail access) will be closed during construction. Expect construction traffic on Mission Drive NE.Project Background:In 2005, the Port of Olympia obtained an easement from the City granting the Port the right to do the restoration project on this site. In 2011, to move the project forward, the Port partnered with the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG). The Port put $120,000 toward the project and, together with SPSSEG, applied for a grant from the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to cover the estimated remaining costs. The Port and SPSSEG received the grant from RCO in December of 2011 and the project has moved forward under the leadership of SPSSEG.To learn more about the Mission Creek Restoration read a full story on the area here. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
A little snow didn’t stop teams from Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley from competing in the Teck Kootenay Cup Series race Sunday at the Apex Trails south of the Heritage City.The host club took home many of the medals, winning a handful en route to the team title.Leading the medal haul was Berend Platje and Dylan Gyr in Peewee Boys, each placing first in Division one and two. Sabian Ednew was also first in Peewee Girls.In Bantam boys Oliver Mcdougall-Eisele took first while Sophie Edney was third in Bantam Girls. Keiran Marchand of Nelson captured the gold in Midget Boys while Jack McKimm was second in Div. two.In Div one, Ira McKimm was third while Sonje Boyd injured an ankle in Midget girls and did not finish.All skiers are part of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club Track Attack.Galen Boulanger and Walker Mourer-Dempster, older members of the Track Attack, topped juvenile boys and junior boys, respectively.Rounding out the Nelson results:Doris Hausleitner was first in women’s 30-39; Louise and Kim Poole — George Edney was second to Kim Poole — topped their women’s and men’s 50-59 division; and Travis Hauck was first ahead of teammate Ned Woods in men’s 30-39 division.The final round of the Teck Kootenay Cup series goes February 16-17 in Kimberley.
Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments DAY6 is for everybody Russia’s Fyodor Smolov, third from left, celebrates after scoring a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Russia and South Korea in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW — South Korea defender Kim Ju-young conceded two own goals in three minutes as his team lost to Russia 4-2 in a friendly on Saturday.Kim turned the ball into his own net at a corner in the 55th minute to go 2-0 down, and seconds after the restart, he tried to cut out a pass from Alexander Yerokhin on the edge of the box, but it bounced off his foot and rolled into the bottom-right corner, leaving the goalkeeper stranded.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pingoy downplays record-setting performance in win over FEU LATEST STORIES Despite his double gift, Kim played the full 90 minutes.For Russia, it was a morale-boosting first international game since its disappointing Confederations Cup group-stage exit, while South Korea has gone five games without a win despite having qualified last month for next year’s World Cup in Russia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFyodor Smolov gave the hosts the lead in the 45th when he headed an Alexander Samedov corner off the ground and in. Alexei Miranchuk made it 4-0 on a rebound.Kwon Kyung-won scored with a header on his international debut in the 87th and Ji Dong-won added another consolation goal in stoppage time.
It was an incredible contribution from Bale, who had been on the pitch for only three minutes when he launched into his brilliant acrobatic effort.The 28-year-old, who also scored in the 2014 final against Atletico Madrid, has now won four Champions League crowns since moving to Madrid from Tottenham in 2013.But Bale has endured a difficult season marred by regular spells on the bench as he struggled to convince Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to give him a starting place.Amid talk of a potential close-season move to Manchester United, Bale was asked if there was a chance he could return to the Premier League in the coming months.His answer expressed his frustration with Zidane and will be seen as a clear come-and-get-me plea to England’s biggest clubs.“Obviously I was very disappointed not to start the game, I felt I deserved it but the manager makes the decisions,” Bale told BT Sport.“The best I have been doing is to come on and make an impact, I certainly did.“I need to be playing week in, week out and that has not happened this season.“I had an injury five, six weeks in but I’ve been fit ever since.“I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss it.”Bale’s majestic contribution underlined the quality he can bring to a team willing to pay Madrid’s asking price.The substitute said the goal was the best of his career.“It has to be the best goal. In a Champions League final, there is no bigger stage. I am just happy to get the win,” he said.“It is a team game but when you are a substitute, it is a game of more than 11 players. I made an impact.”After flopping in La Liga, Madrid have salvaged their season in style, clinching a third successive Champions League title — the club’s 13th in their illustrious history.“We know what we have achieved and how good we have been. The league was disappointing but we won the Champions League. It turns out to be a great season,” Bale added.“We let everyone else speak. We know how hungry we are in the changing room, how prepared and motivated we are.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Match-winner Bale holds the Champions League trophy aloft following his heroics in Ukraine against Liverpool. Photo/COURTESYKIEW, Ukraine, May 27 – Gareth Bale hinted he will consider leaving Real Madrid after the Wales star inspired their 3-1 Champions League triumph over Liverpool with one of the greatest goals ever scored in the final.Bale blasted an astonishing overhead kick to put Real ahead in the 64th minute and sealed the silverware with his second goal — a long-range effort in the closing moments that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius dropped into his own net.
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Bollywood stars may be queuing up for a taste of her sartorial excellence, but fashion’s favourite hotstepper Masaba Gupta says she found her true calling and success after a period peppered with self-doubt and rejection.The curly haired prodigy; daughter of cricket legend Vivian Richards and actor Nina Gupta, spoke of her struggle while reminiscing about her now famous first collection at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit. The 22-year-old, whose client list reads like the who’s who of the Indian film industry, with patrons including Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, confessed that she ventured into the world of fashion after unsuccessfully trying her hand at both her parent’s vocations, sports and acting, among other pursuits.Fashion designer Masaba Gupta during the session How I made it: 20 minute performances by youth icons at India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit.”I have done some rubbish things in the past. But you cannot call bad decision making fate and I failed at so many things. I could not handle the fact that I will never be as good as my parents. I tried playing tennis, dancing, went to study music in London. I made the rounds of MTV hoping to become a VJ, tried acting, but nothing worked. As a last option I signed up for a course in fashion designing at SNDT college in Mumbai,” said Gupta who paired an asymmetric green kaftan with black leggings for the outing which saw her addressing a sold-out crowd at Siri Fort Auditorium.A chance meeting with Wendell Rodericks proved to be the turning point after she took up his advice to exhibit her first collection at Lakme Fashion Week at the age of 19. ‘Katran’, which translates to leftover cloth, inspired by the ingenious style of the women Gupta spotted on Mumbai’s streets, proved to be her big break and like they say, she hasn’t looked back ever since.advertisementMasaba Gupta with Ali Zafar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Imtiaz Ali, Anu Malik and Sanjeev Bikhchandani at India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit in New Delhi.”I wanted to create a collection, rooted in my Indo-Carribean identity. When I first wore a saree as a 15-year-old for Teacher’s Day at school, I remember thinking, I wish this had pockets in it. So I made the saree with pockets. In the streets of Mumbai, you see under-priviledged women who wear sarees patched with colourful fabric and that inspired my patchwork sarees,” said Gupta.The line was made on a tight budget and to make up for the lack of accessories, Gupta created bags out of leftover bits of fabric and sent her models out onto the ramp in kolhapuri chappals, which she cleaned the night before the runway show.Fashion designer Masaba Gupta is the daughter of cricket legend Vivian Richards and actor Nina Gupta.Though Katran kick-started her career, it also led to her getting thrown out of college. She was so busy with the collection that she had no time to complete a compulsory internship. Though it did not prove to be an impediment to her career, the revelation led to some tough questioning from the audience.Gupta kept her smile on when an audience member decided to quiz her about the price tag on her creations, despite her confession about making accessories out of leftovers and a lack of professional degree. “I promise to complete the degree for you. I design for the average woman and try to keep the price reasonable. My profit margins are really low,” replied Gupta .
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Giroud admits being frustrated at Chelsea: Tammy walks on waterby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud admits he’s frustrated at Chelsea.The World Cup winneer is having to play second fiddle to Tammy Abraham this season.And after last night’s Champions League defeat of Lille, Giroud stated: “It’s not the ideal. Little Tammy walks on water and scores a lot of goals. It is difficult to remove an attacker when he is successful.”But it’s good for the team, it makes us want to continue working and shake the competition. I hope things will evolve anyway, I do not lose hope, far from it. I am aware of the situation, it is not easy. But we hang on…”
The Government has increased by 22.37 per cent, the funds allocated to assist the country’s most vulnerable citizens, in demonstration of its commitment to protecting this group.Making the revelation in her contribution to the 2013/14 Budget Debate in Gordon House on April 30, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller informed that$3.1 billion was allocated for social protection in the budget last year, while just over $4 billion was provided this year.“Protecting the most vulnerable among us – the poor, our children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities – is our central concern, as we go for growth and development and seek to unleash our full potential,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.The Prime Minister stressed that despite the severe economic challenges facing the country, the Government has managed to “provide real, rather than nominal increases, for some important areas.”Among these, she said, are: grants to children’s education, which moved from $1.9 billion to $2.5 billion; grants to children’s health, which moved from $435 million in 2012/13 to $465 million in this fiscal year; and grants to adults over 65 years, up from $538 million to $758 million.“We will never be able to build a quality economy if we cannot build a quality society. Simply put, you cannot balance the Budget if you do not balance people’s lives,” the Prime Minister said.Mrs. Simpson Miller delivered her presentation under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development – Unleashing Our Potential’.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter