Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Central City Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr.

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex and at all public buildings and grounds throughout Central City to fly at half-staff to honor Mayor Woodrow “Woody” W. Clapper Jr.Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr., 81, passed unexpectedly on July 10, 2018. He held the position of mayor of Central City for over 21 years and served our nation in the United States Army and the United States Air Force during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Thursday, July 12, 2018, and lowered until sunset on the day of interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. July 12, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Central City Mayor Woodrow W. Clapper Jr.last_img read more

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Rodgers: Suarez has made me better

first_img Press Association Brendan Rodgers thanked Luis Suarez for making him a better manager as he collected the Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year award on behalf of the rehabilitated Liverpool striker. First and foremost in the Reds boss’ praise, though, was Suarez, whose performances this season saw them come so close to the title. “When I came into Liverpool as manager, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard said to me this was the best player that they had played with,” Rodgers added. “I thought about those two and all the great players they’ve played with in their career, so I was really interested to see what his play was like close up. “For me, he has challenged me every day of my life, he’s done everything that you would need to do at the top level of the game as a player. “He is a winner, his determination is unique, he is absolutely relentless. He is someone that trains every single day of his life – he doesn’t look for an excuse. “And what people don’t see is that he is a very intelligent man. He is a winner when he crosses the line, but with great intelligence. “For a young manager like myself coming into a club like Liverpool, I understand the pressures of the club and those pressures include everything that involves managing top players. “I know for however long I am at Liverpool, whenever I leave I will have become a better manager and a better person because of Luis Suarez and for that I thank him so much.” Suarez was also praised on stage by Football Association chairman Greg Dyke and FWA chairman Andy Dunn of the Sunday Mirror. “There are some members that remind quite frequently that in the citation for this award that it mentions he is Footballer of the Year by ‘precept and by example’,” the latter said. “Now that part of the citation is important, but I do think what better example is there of someone who maybe realised that they did have issues to address on the field of play and has addressed those issues? “I think Luis Suarez has done that and I think that is why he fulfils that criteria. “And, of course, there is that bit that says ‘Footballer of the Year’ and what a footballer he is, what a footballer we’ve had the privilege to watch, particularly this season.” After an exceptional season, the 27-year-old topped the poll of 300-plus journalists ahead of team-mate Steven Gerrard. Suarez netted 31 goals in a remarkable campaign that not only saw Liverpool come agonisingly close to a first league title in 24 years but saw the striker put the negative headlines of the past behind him. The Uruguayan received just two votes in last year’s FWA poll and has come full circle since serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez, who was also named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year, was unable to pick up the award on Thursday due to a pre-World Cup break, so Liverpool boss Rodgers instead accepted the award. “On behalf of Luis and all of Liverpool Football Club’s staff, we want to say a big thank you to the Football Writers’ Association,” he said at the London Lancaster Hotel. “I think everybody knows the struggles he had in the last year. It has been incredibly difficult for him. “But rehabilitation is always respected in the country – people who want to change for the better and he is certainly someone that was at a real low point at the end of the last season. “I know that better than anyone. It was a real, real difficult period for him but he went away and, after a difficult summer, the power of Liverpool and the club that it is convinced him to stay. “Once we got the season under way, he concentrated on his football and we’ve had a number of outstanding players this season but Luis Suarez has been incredible.” Rodgers used the speech to thank former manager Kenny Dalglish for signing Suarez, Liverpool’s communication team and managing director Ian Ayre. last_img read more

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Kyle Naughton cleared to face Watford after red card is scrapped

first_img “A claim of wrongful dismissal for Naughton in relation to Swansea City’s game against Sunderland on Wednesday 13 January 2016 was upheld.” Both Curtis and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce criticised referee Graham Scott’s decision to send off Naughton in what was the Oxfordshire official’s only fourth Barclays Premier League game. Naughton will now be available for Monday’s home game with Watford and Curtis has a fully-fit squad to choose from as he attempts to win for only the second time as Swansea manager. Provisional squad: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Ki, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Bartley, Tabanou, Grimes, Montero, Barrow, Eder, Kingsley. Press Association Naughton was sent off in the first half of the 4-2 defeat for a challenge on Black Cats midfielder Yann M’Vila, although television replays showed the defender had clearly won the ball. ” Kyle Naughton’s 3-match suspension for serious foul play withdrawn with immediate effect following Independent Regulatory Commission hearing,” the Football Association posted on their official Twitter account on Friday. center_img Swansea have won their appeal against the red card Kyle Naughton received at home to Sunderland on Wednesday.last_img read more

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