Governor Wolf Takes Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence

first_imgGovernor Wolf Takes Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence June 16, 2017 Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today is urging Pennsylvanians to join him in taking the Father’s Day Pledge to end gender violence. Governor Wolf is joining the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates, along with other elected officials and men across Pennsylvania, to commit to never use violence in relationships, speak up, support work to end gender violence, and be a mentor to younger men.“It is important that all Pennsylvanians work towards reducing violence of all forms, but domestic violence is particularly damaging to women, kids and our communities,” Governor Wolf said. “Strong men respect women and by speaking out and raising awareness about the dangers for women and families, we can help end gender violence and make our communities more safe”Governor Wolf encouraged fellow Pennsylvanians to take the Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence at campaign, organized by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, asks each signer to pledge to work to end gender violence and:Never use violence of any form in my relationships.Speak up if another man is abusing his partner or is disrespectful or abusive to women and girls.Support women who are working to end all forms of gender violence.Mentor and teach boys about how to be men in ways that don’t involve degrading or abusing girls and women.According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide collaborative membership organization committed to ending intimate partner violence and all forms of violence against women.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Three quarters of German investors ‘consider sustainability criteria’

first_imgMore than half (57%) of those taking into account sustainability criteria stated being satisfied or extremely satisfied with doing so.Of those that stated they did not consider sustainability criteria, 57% cited the absence of specific requirements as the main reason, according to Union.The manager noted that only one third of the surveyed investors indicated being aware of the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan.An investor’s company values was mentioned by 83% of those surveyed as being an important or very important motivation for considering sustainable investment criteria.Union also highlighted that, although two-thirds of respondents were “convinced” that sustainable investments could have a decisive impact on the global climate, only a minority (39%) had information about the climate impact of their own portfolio.Union also asked investors about their views of how a low-carbon transition could impact employment, with 55% indicating they did not expect Germany’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to threaten jobs.The surveyed investors had around €6.5trn of assets under management between them. Respondent groups included insurance providers (18%), large companies (12%), pension providers/pension funds (13%), charitable foundations/church organisations (18%), credit institutions (21%), and investment management companies (18%). The share of German institutional investors taking into account sustainability criteria in their investment decisions has reached an 11-year high, according to a survey by Union Investment.Nearly three quarters (72%) of 201 surveyed institutional investors indicated doing so, a year-on-year increase of seven percentage points and the highest level since the survey was first conducted in 2009.Investment management companies were most likely to state that they factored sustainability criteria into their investment decisions (92%), followed by churches and charitable foundations (86%).last_img read more

URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car Showdown reset for July 2

first_imgDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 22) – Originally slated to kick off the 2020 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park, the URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car Showdown has been reset for Thursday night, July 2. The event has been postponed on a pair of occasions due to ongoing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, with the track now set to officially get things under way on Saturday, June 20, with Armed Forces Night featuring the Hobby Stock Roundup.  The July 2 date for the URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car Showdown will feature a complete card of championship chase action that will also include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Detailed schedule information is available at By Lonnie Wheatley last_img