Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Chattanooga Shooting

first_img July 21, 2015 Flag Order,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In accordance with the President’s flag order issued today, Governor Wolf has ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities throughout the state lowered to half-staff effective immediately.  This is a mark of respect for the victims in the shooting at the recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset on July 25th per the President’s order.“The people of Pennsylvania stand with the victims, their friends and families, and all Tennesseans after the senseless act of violence in Chattanooga last week,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “By lowering the flags today, we honor the heroes’ lives that were lost in brave service to this country.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Chattanooga Shootinglast_img

Ghana’s Skeleton Olympian Akwasi Frimpong captures first top 10 finish

first_imgGhana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, captured his first top 10 finish of the 2019/2020 skeleton season during the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation North American’s Cup skeleton races in Lake Placid, New York this week.Frimpong placed 11th, 10th and 13th, respectively, in three races out of 22 athletes.His best results of the season were good enough to beat athletes from USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg and New Zealand.Frimpong improved his sliding time by more than a second on the same track in Lake Placid, which is the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics.Frimpong is battling back from an achilles injury and is getting a feel for the sled again. He says it’s inspiring to see Ghana in the middle of the pack in international competitions. “We can do all if we work hard and put our minds to it,” he says.“The start times will come back and that can only help me get quicker overall in my sliding.”Frimpong competes again in Lake Placid in the Inter-Continental Cup races during the week of ”ªJanuary 23.”¬last_img read more