SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 30, 2018 Governor Wolf Remarks at York Vigil For Pittsburgh Shooting Victims Hate Crime, National Issues, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf made the following remarks Monday evening at a vigil in York honoring those affected by the Pittsburgh shooting. Here is a video of the remarks.“I am so proud of all the York Countians that have gathered here tonight. I am so sad for the reason that has brought us together.“Because, on Saturday morning in a quiet leafy neighborhood in Pittsburgh a hateful man entered a synagogue and brutally and methodically murdered 11 worshippers.“These worshippers were murdered for no other reason than who they were, the religion they professed, and the God they worshipped.“It was a despicable and cowardly act of anti-Semitism that has no place in our society. It was an act that was fundamentally at odds with who we are: who we are as Pennsylvanians, who we are as Americans, and who we are as human beings.“So, tonight all of us here in York County mourn for the victims, we mourn for their families, we mourn for their friends, we mourn for their neighbors, we mourn for ourselves.“We feel great sadness. We feel great shame as a result of what one human being did to innocent victims in that tragedy in Pittsburgh.“Let us therefore resolve that this heinous act of bigotry will not define who we are, nor will it define how we treat each other.“We must recognize our common humanity as we live our lives.“We must celebrate that common humanity while we rejoice in the distinctions that enrich our lives, enrich our communities, enrich our families.“The events in Pittsburgh remind us of the fragile nature of life. These events remind us that we have a responsibility to each other in guarding that fragile life.“These events in Pittsburgh remind us how much we truly depend on each other.“The first responders, for example, who rushed in to help the victims. The friends and neighbors who reached out to help, and to all of us who mourn. The people from all over the world who reached out to offer solace and comfort.“But in the end, we must all face up to the ugly truth about what happened in Pittsburgh.“The anti-Semitic attack in that synagogue was an attack on each and every one of us. It was an attack on our humanity, it was an attack on our values, it was an attack on who we think we are. It was an attack of our very being.“So, let us use that hateful attack in Pittsburgh to reaffirm our deep and abiding commitment to the simple notion of respect, and let us resolve that the evil forces that propelled that attack have no place in our lives, in our families, in our communities, in our institutions, ever.”
Sverre Thornes, chief executive at KLP, said: “It is extremely gratifying to note our results for 2013 are so good it means we are completing the strengthening of our premium reserve in order to meet the positive development of people living increasingly longer.”KLP is strengthening its premium reserve by NOK4.5bn (€543m) for longevity, while NOK5.9bn is being transferred to the customers’ premium fund.Meanwhile, with Storebrand and DNB Livsforsikring pulling out of the public sector occupational pensions market, 78 local authorities and 440 operations with a total of NOK60bn in premium reserves will have to switch providers.Last year, 48 local authority customers chose to move to KLP, while agreements have also been concluded with 48 enterprises with public sector occupational pensions.This means 100,000 new members will join KLP during 2014, with an inflow of NOK20bn in premium reserves.The group is expecting a major inflow of new customers next year as well.“KLP is facing the change in the market situation with continued focus on value creation through good returns, low costs and good service,” said Thornes.Total assets for the KLP Group at end-2013 were NOK369.8bn, up from NOK331.8bn in 2012.Its solvency margin continued a slight decline to 228.8%, down from 233.2% the year before. Norwegian pension fund company KLP has announced the best value-adjusted returns of any company competing in the public sector occupational pensions market for the fifth consecutive year.Value-adjusted returns for calendar year 2013 were 6.7%, the same as for 2012, while book returns rose to 6.4% from 5% the year before.The company said the most significant contributors to its results were equities, property and hold-to-maturity bonds.However, it warned that, with increasing life expectancy, there was a need to strengthen its premium reserve, and that all life insurance companies would be using a large part of their 2013 surplus to do the same.
A large crowd of protestors are expected to take to the streets of Letterkenny today to voice their anger at planned changes to the NowDoc service.The NowDoc offices in Letterkenny.There are plans to makes sweeping changes to the out-of-hours emergency GP service in the coming weeks.The proposals include cutting the ‘red eye’ service operating in both Derrybeg and Carndonagh between midnight and 8am. These services will be replaced by an extra doctor operating out of the Letterkenny branch of the service.This process is currently being tested out on a trial basis by the HSE.However many local public representatives are against the idea becoming a stable part of the NowDoc service.One local county councillor, Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig said he fears the move will lead to an overall erosion of the local health service. “We must stand together to save such services and show the HSE that we will not be simply brushed aside. This is our health service and this is our health at stake,” he said.Today’s protest takes place at 2pm at Market Square.LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT PROTEST RALLY AGAINST NOWDOC CUTS was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:CHANGSdonegalHSEletterkennyNowDocprotest