Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s Residence First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, June 11th for “Arts in the Garden” – the first Second Sunday event of the season. Second Sundays are an annual series of free summer events offered at the Governor’s Residence on the second Sunday of each month from June through September. Visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“Arts in the Garden at the Governor’s Residence provides a unique opportunity to meet and enjoy the work of many of our inspiring and talented Pennsylvania artists,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Second Sundays are also an excellent opportunity to visit and explore the Governor’s Residence and the exciting features that have been added to the grounds and gardens, including a newly-installed observation beehive.”During “Arts in the Garden” this Sunday, dancers from Rasika School of Dance will perform live at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and the Hanover High School Steel Drum Band (Hanover Steel) will perform at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Artists from the Art Association of Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) will paint en plein air throughout the gardens. Representatives from Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center will provide fiber arts weaving demonstrations using different types of looms. Local potter and school teacher Erin Dean will provide pottery-making demonstrations using a spinning wheel, and local artist Marsha Souders will also provide demonstrations on techniques used to make clay monoprints. Face painting will be available for interested children throughout the afternoon.Governor’s Residence docents will be on hand to provide information as visitors are invited to explore the space and the gardens through self-guided tours. This event will also provide one of the last opportunities for the public to view the current art exhibit of works by former Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, which is on display in the State Rooms through the end of June. Irvis was the first African American to serve as speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction, and was also a prolific artist who created wood sculptures, abstract paintings, poetry, and other works of art during the latter half of the 20th Century.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. The dates and themes of the 2017 Second Sunday events are as follows:Sunday, June 11:      Arts in the GardenSunday, July 9:         Healthy Eating from the GardenSunday, August 13:  Creatures of the GardenSunday, Sept. 10:      Gallery WalkIn addition to Second Sunday events, docent-led tours of the Governor’s Residence and grounds are being offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between now and the end of June. Please note that reservations are required for guided tours, and can be made by calling the Residence at 717-772-9130.For more information about the Governor’s Residence, Second Sundays and other events, visit www.residence.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 05, 2017last_img read more

England crush SA in World Cup opener

first_img(AFP) – Ben Stokes starred in all departments as England began their quest to win the World Cup with a 104-run thrashing of South Africa in the tournament opener at The Oval yesterday.The all-rounder top-scored with 89 in England’s 311-8, held a brilliant catch in the outfield and took 2-12, including the last wicket, as England won with 61 balls left.Jofra Archer did the early damage with the ball, the fast bowler taking 3-27 in seven overs.Jofra Archer was quick to make an impact. (Getty)Barbados-born Archer, who only qualified for England in March, made his presence felt even before he had taken a wicket with a bouncer that beat Hashim Amla for pace and crashed into the grille of the helmet, with the veteran opener retiring hurt on five.Archer then reduced the Proteas to 44-2.Aiden Markram edged to Joe Root at slip and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis fell for just five when he top-edged a hook to long leg.But Quinton de Kock kept the Proteas in the hunt, although the opener was lucky when on 25 he played a ball from leg-spinner Adil Rashid onto his stumps only for the bails to stay put. The dashing left-hander went on to complete a 58-ball fifty but holed out off fast bowler Liam Plunkett for 68.Rassie van der Dussen then made exactly 50 without pressing on when he miscued Archer to mid-on.His exit saw Amla return with South Africa struggling at 167-6 in the 32nd over.The game was all but up for South Africa when a back-pedalling and diving Stokes held a brilliant one-handed catch in the deep to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo.Amla’s brave effort to rescue the innings ended on 13 when he was caught behind off Plunkett’s slower-ball bouncer and Stokes finished the match when Imran Tahir edged him to Root.Stokes was one of four England batsmen who got to 50 on a tricky surface, with captain Eoin Morgan (57), Jason Roy (54) and Root (51) all out soon after reaching the landmark.England lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes.du Plessis opted to field despite being without injured spearhead Dale Steyn and took the unorthodox decision to give leg-spinner Tahir the first over. The 40-year-old, the oldest player in the tournament, struck second ball when Jonny Bairstow was caught behind by de Kock for a golden duck.Roy and Root repaired the damage but were dismissed when well set as England lost two wickets for four runs in four balls to be 111-3.Morgan, whose aggressive approach has been symbolic of England’s rise to the top of the one-day international rankings after their woeful first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup, struck the match’s first two sixes off successive balls from Lungi Ngidi before he too was caught in the deep.Left-hander Stokes saw his 79-ball knock end in the penultimate over when caught at third man following a reverse hit off paceman Ngidi (66-3).last_img read more

CAF U-23: Evans Mensah makes tournament’s Best XI

first_imgDespite not being able to help Ghana to get to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ghana’s Evans Mensah was named in the competition’s best team on Friday.The team was put together by members of CAF’s Technical Study Group deployed to assess the technical aspect of the competition and put together its report for the growth of the game on the continent.Mensah was the only Ghanaian named in the competition and he was joined by 5 Egyptians, 4 Ivorians, one South African with Egypt head coach, Shawki Gareeb, chosen you handle the elite selection of players.✖️5⃣ @Pharaohs ✖️4⃣ @FIFCI_tweet ✖️1⃣ @BafanaBafana ✖️1⃣ @ghanafaofficial #TotalAFCONU23 BEST XI! 🏅 pic.twitter.com/9YrKSG4ID6— CAF (@CAF_Online) November 22, 2019The tournament ended on Friday with Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa getting the right to represent Africa in the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament in Tokyo.last_img read more

Real Madrid are ready, Zidane tells PSG

first_imgHe is only the second player to pass the mark after Lionel Messi needed 334 games to make his own triple century in the Spanish top flight.Getafe’s Loic Remy was sent off in the 47th minute for a second yellow card but the visitors still threatened a comeback at 2-0, when Francisco Portillo converted a penalty, awarded for a foul by Nacho on Jorge Molina.Ronaldo had the last word, however, and his contribution is timely given Real now turn their attention to what could be a season-defining Champions League second leg with PSG on Tuesday, in which they lead 3-1.“It’s the match we hoped for,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane. “We prepared very seriously for our Tuesday match. We will have to play in that game with a different intensity certainly, but we are ready for Tuesday.”In La Liga, Real move seven points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, who play Barcelona on Sunday, while Getafe stay 10th.Bale also put his hand up for a starting spot in France by capping a lively display with a goal. He almost had a second late on but a curling shot nipped the post.The Welshman’s place at the Parc des Princes is not assured, however, his 90 minutes here perhaps even an indicator that his rest is to come in midweek.But, on a night when his 117th La Liga appearance saw him pass David Beckham as the division’s most capped British player, Bale delivered a timely reminder of his quality.Marcelo, back from injury, also came on for 25 minutes as a substitute, and is likely now to face PSG, but the same cannot be said of injured duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, who were both absent again.“The Champions League means a lot to us,” defender Sergio Ramos said.“They have a lot of offensive power, but we have our weapons and we’re going to try to do damage in Paris.”It was Ramos who challenged with Isco for Benzema’s deep cross in the 24th minute and as the ball dropped invitingly eight yards out, Bale applied the finish.Perhaps buoyed by his goal, Bale was playing with a swagger, lofting one excellent ball through to Benzema, and then later nicking possession and dancing his way through the Getafe midfield.It was no surprise when Ronaldo doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time. Benzema fooled the Getafe defence with a superb reverse pass before his partner dummied inside and drilled the ball into the far corner.Getafe’s task became even tougher two minutes into the second half as Remy, previously of Chelsea and Newcastle, clattered Nacho in the neck with his arm.He was awarded a second yellow card by referee Mario Lopez but it could have merited a direct red.The game looked over but Getafe were handed a lifeline when Lopez gave a generous penalty for what seemed a fair challenge from Nacho on Molina. Portillo coolly lifted it down the middle.Ronaldo dashed their hopes, however, in the 78th minute heading in Marcelo’s cross at the near post.It was Ronaldo’s final contribution before being taken off with 11 minutes left, preserved for PSG.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates another milestone after surpassing 300 La Liga goals © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Mar 4 – Zinedine Zidane declared Real Madrid ready for Paris Saint-Germain after his side eased to a 3-1 win over 10-man Getafe on Saturday.Gareth Bale opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu before Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 300th and 301st La Liga goals after just 286 matches.last_img read more