Governor Wolf Encourages Employers, Individuals to Participate in Moment of Silence for Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

first_imgGovernor Wolf Encourages Employers, Individuals to Participate in Moment of Silence for Pittsburgh Shooting Victims November 08, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Hate Crime,  Press Release,  PSA,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging employers and individuals across the commonwealth to participate in one minute of silence at noon on Friday to call for peace and to honor the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.“As you take a moment to remember the 11 victims of this heinous crime, I ask that you also reflect on our common humanity,” said Gov. Wolf. “We must never forget this tragic event as we begin moving forward and continue working toward a more peaceful society. I encourage all Pennsylvania employers and individuals to join people worldwide in standing against hate and remembering those who lost their lives.”Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will lead the worldwide moment of silence during a public event at noon Friday in Point State Park. Gov. Wolf asks citizens throughout Pennsylvania to cease activities and observe the minute from wherever they may be at noon Friday.last_img read more

Peter Taylor believes England’s European hopes lie with goal scoring trio

first_imgFormer England Under-21 manager Peter Taylor believes Harry Kane, Danny Ings and Saido Berahino can fire Gareth Southgate’s side to European glory.Taylor, who has managed the Under-21 squad on two occasions, insists the competition can be won if the trio continue their Premier League goalscoring form, with England probably facing their toughest challenges in the group stages.The 62 year-old said: “If Harry Kane, Danny Ings and Saido Berahino all score, we have a good chance.“We’re in the toughest group, there’s no doubt about it.“If you look at the other group, with the likes of Czech Republic, Serbia and Germany, you’d probably prefer to be in that one as our group is really tough.”Kane’s inclusion in the squad came as a surprise due to his role with the senior side and his busy schedule with Tottenham, but Taylor believes that if he, and anyone in Southgate’s team play well, then a phone call from Roy Hodgson will soon be on the horizon.He told the Sunday Scoreboard: “I’m quietly confident we will have a good tournament and then the players that play well will be in Roy Hodgson’s mind.“There used to be a lot of older players but now there are a lot more younger players so that if you’re in the Under 21s, there’s a fair chance your team-mate is in the senior team and it’ll give you more confidence knowing that they could be picked if they have a good tournament. Kane and Southgate 1last_img read more

Local warnings issued over new phone scam with ‘087’ number

first_imgThe recent wave of scam foreign calls has developed further to target customers with seemingly Irish mobile numbers. There has been an increase in calls coming from a +387 or ‘087’ country code, which is identified as Bosnia and Herzegovina on iPhones.These phone scams, which have previously come from Pacific and African countries, are designed to trick people into calling the number back. The phone user is then charged premium call rates. Donegal Councillor Gary Doherty has shared an alert over the new number, warning people about the convincing code with a specific number: +38765562819Cllr Doherty said: “As usual with these calls, they will ring and then hang up in the hope that unsuspecting victims will call back to what is a premium line which will eat your credit. Best advice is to ignore these calls or even block the number so you don’t get any more.”Ireland’s communications regulator ComReg advises the public that scam calls can take on many forms and consumers should be extra vigilant.ComReg advises taking the following precautions: • Avoid answering calls from numbers that you cannot identify, especially if you are not expecting a call.• Hang up immediately, on calls where there appears to be no recipient on the other end.• Be wary of multiple calls being received from the same number.• Do not call back any number that leaves you a blank voicemail message.• Do not provide any personal information for example – banking details/PPS number/credit card details/name and address/passport number etc.Unfortunately there is no way to identify a scam call number, and they can resemble a very normal, familiar, geographical number that we would come across on a daily basis, according to ComReg guidelines.Have you received calls from this number recently? Let us know in the comments below.Local warnings issued over new phone scam with ‘087’ number was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:alertCLLR GARY DOHERTYphone scamlast_img read more