Governor Wolf Signs Bill Protecting Victims of Rape into Law


first_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 663, sponsored by Senator Randy Vulakovich, into law, which would enhance protections for victims of rape. Wolf also signed Senate Bill 678.Senate Bill 663, now Act 40, amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) to allow a court to terminate the parental rights of a convicted rapist, thereby eliminating the abuser’s access to full, partial, or supervised custody of a child conceived by rape. The bill does maintain the offender’s obligation to pay child support even if parental rights are terminated.“This is an important fix to what was clearly an imperfect law and we can now ensure victims that their children are not punished economically because of a parent’s crime or placed in a potentially unsafe environment,” Governor Wolf said. “I applaud Sen. Vulakovich and bi-partisan colleagues in both houses for their efforts to get this done.”Additionally, the bill provides the victim with the opportunity to object to the termination of rights if she wishes to stay in contact with the child’s biological father.Senate Bill 678, also signed today, was sponsored by Senator Lloyd Smucker and is now Act 41. The legislation amends the defined term “grounds” for a school’s campus to include roads and bicycle trails and sidewalks that traverse or abut the land. The bill provides a legislative fix to a 2014 court decision that could have hampered the ability of any campus police to protect the health and safety of the campus and their students. October 01, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Bill Protecting Victims of Rape into Lawlast_img read more

Wenger keeping loss in perspective


first_img “This team is an absolute credit to the club with their attitude. They deserve success and therefore I hope that our crowd will be behind our team (on Tuesday). “The season is always decided by how well you finish, so at the most important moment of the season it is vital that we stick together.” Wenger indicated there would “some refreshment” in the Arsenal squad, which will be without defender Laurent Koscielny because of a calf injury, and so 19-year-old Spaniard Hector Bellerin, who was on loan at Watford, has been drafted in as cover. Arsenal will have both defender Kieran Gibbs and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain available against Swansea. The Football Association on Monday night dismissed Gibbs’ red card against Chelsea, given in a case of mistaken identity by referee Andre Marriner, and instead transferred the one-match suspension to Oxlade-Chamberlain – who had committed the handball in the six-yard box and indeed admitted his guilt at the time, but was waved away. Arsenal then moved to have that offence downgraded on appeal, claiming the England midfielder had not in fact technically prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity as the shot from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard looked to be going just wide. That claim was also upheld. The Gunners boss remains at a loss to explain just why his men imploded on Saturday lunchtime at Stamford Bridge in what turned out to be a nightmare 1,000th match in charge for the Frenchman. It was not only Arsenal’s pride which took a massive hit – m idfielder Mikel Arteta issuing a public apology on behalf of the players for the ”unacceptable” and ”embarrassing” capitulation – but they are also now down in fourth place, although could be back within four points of the leaders come full-time on Tuesday. Wenger, who cancelled Monday morning’s scheduled pre-match press conference, knows if his men are to stand any chance of salvaging what has largely been a promising campaign, then they must not lose focus again. Speaking to the in-house Arsenal Media channel, Wenger said: “You need to analyse as well the fact that we were down to 10 men and the offensive quality of Chelsea on the counter-attack is very good. You have to put that into perspective. “We just came out of two convincing results at Bayern Munich and at Tottenham with a very solid defensive performance, so you have to think that was an accident. How do you deal with the accident? You repair them, you repair the damage and you go for the next one. “Of course (it is) back to basics. An accident has happened – that doesn’t mean that you are not a good driver. It just means that we have played about 40 games this season and it’s not what happened on Saturday that reflects the quality of this team. “We have 62 points that we earned hard with quality games and that is what we want to focus on – to get back to that quality. “The response has always been very strong and I am convinced it will be again (on Tuesday).” Wenger, whose side are in the FA Cup semi-finals, maintains his current Arsenal squad have the desire to succeed and called on everyone at the club to provide a united front. “You cannot fault this team for not wanting to do well. If we missed a game on Saturday I believe that (still) over the season we played difficult (FA) Cup games, we had difficult games in the Champions League, (and) this team has turned up with complete focus,” Wenger said. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed his side can quickly recover from the “accident” of being thrashed 6-0 at Barclays Premier League title rivals Chelsea as they look to go “back to basics” against Swansea on Tuesday. Press Associationlast_img read more

WWE News: Baron Corbin wants a championship match at WrestleMania 36


first_imgLast Updated: 10th October, 2019 23:54 IST WWE News: Baron Corbin Wants A Championship Match At WrestleMania 36 In an interview, Corbin revealed that he wants a title match at WrestleMania 36. In his WWE career, Corbin has won on the one title, United States Championship. It is surely a good year for Baron King Corbin as he did many incredible things. In March, he fought WWE legend Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 35 and later went on to win the King of the Ring competition. However, King Corbin has decided to do something more. In an interview with American media, Corbin revealed that he wants a title match at WrestleMania 36. In his WWE career, King Corbin has won only one title and that’s the United States Championship. However, he has also won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal in the biggest show of all.Also Read | WWE News: Roman Reigns thoughts on Universal champion Seth RollinsWWE news: Here’s what Baron ‘King’ Corbin saidWhile talking in the interview, Corbin said that by being King Corbin he has earned a chance for a WWE championship match. He added that at this level, the title match should happen in upcoming WrestleMania because that’s the next step up for him. He also said that he didn’t want to move back but keep on moving forward. Baron Corbin ended the interview by saying that he wants the championship match and he should get one.Also Read | WWE: Kevin Owens is no longer listed as an active WWE superstar!Earlier, Baron Corbin was seen interrupting Becky Lynch in the debut episode SmackDown on FOX. King Corbin entered the ring and started saying that he is the right person to start the show. It was here when The Rock made the electrifying entrance. WWE Universe welcomed the legendary wrestler with applause and even chanted his name. After entering the ring, he started trash-talking and revealed how he turned the word SmackDown into a show. Becky Lynch then joined The Rock and both took turns talking trash against Corbin. Both even forced the WWE Universe to frustrate the 2019 King of the Ring winner and even booed Corbin. The segment ended with the Man and The Great One laying the SmackDown on King Corbin. Despite that, The Rock hailed Baron Corbin on social media and said that he has a very bright future ahead of him. Here’s what the rock posted.Also Read | WWE News: Hulk Hogan wishes for a retirement match vs Vince McMahon Adil Khan SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 10th October, 2019 23:54 IST Also Read | WWE News: Official statement addressing Hell In A Cell ending Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more