Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Erik Hirner

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex and at all Commonwealth facilities in the counties of Lehigh and Berks to fly at half-staff to honor fallen firefighter Erik Hirner.Erik Hirner, a resident of North Catasauqua, Northampton County, and an 11-year veteran of the Reading Fire Department, Berks County, died from injuries after his vehicle was struck by another while en route to work on Sunday, May 27, 2018.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Thursday, May 31, 2018, through sunset on the day of interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. May 31, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Erik Hirnerlast_img read more

Stewart tossed from practice

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Stewart, a junior, ranks third on the team with an average of 13 points per game. Floyd said that he had decided on his future course of action with Stewart, but would not disclose it before meeting with Stewart today. He described his intentions with Stewart as `nothing Earth-shattering.’ USC next plays Thursday against Washington, one of the Pacific 10 Conference’s best teams, which hails from Stewart’s hometown of Seattle. -Matthew Kredell 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was the kind of play that, had he done it during a game, would have cost us a game, cost him a suspension and cost us an embarrassing article,” Floyd said. Robinson was allowed to remain in practice. center_img Lodrick Stewart was kicked out of practice Tuesday for throwing an elbow at freshman Collin Robinson. Coach Tim Floyd said Stewart could face further disciplinary action today. Stewart, who sat outside the gym for the last half hour of practice, said his elbow was in retaliation for one he received from Robinson. However, Floyd said he wouldn’t tolerate Stewart’s lack of discipline. last_img

Running Man to be filmed in Australia

first_imgAustralia is to feature in two episodes of the popular reality TV Show ‘Running Man’ in ChinaRunning Man to be filmed in AustraliaAustralia is to feature in two episodes of popular Asian reality show, Running Man, as part of a collaboration between Tourism Australia, Tourism Victoria and the South Australia Tourism Commission (SATC) aimed at attracting more Chinese visitors Down Under.The Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum, Rundle Mall and Barossa Valley are amongst the locations which will provide the backdrop for a series of celebrity challenges filmed recently in Victoria and South Australia. The mega-production involved four days of intense filming and a crew of more than 200.The Australian episodes are expected to be watched by more than a hundred million fans of the cult series in China and across Asia, when the show airs in January 2016.As a spin-off of the original Korean series, the Chinese version of Running Man was first broadcast in October 2014 and is now in Season 3. In that time, the show has accumulated a viewership of more than 23 billion and generated over 150 million social media posts. The first three episodes of this season’s show have already generated more than 200 million online views.Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan, who got to play a small cameo role in one of the episodes, said the popularity of the show would build upon the recent success Australia had enjoyed showcasing its top tourism attractions through the eyes of well-known Asian celebrities.“With its massive celebrities and huge audiences, Running Man is reality TV on steroids. Importantly, the audience profile for people watching the show aligns very closely with our target consumer, which makes the show a very appealing marketing platform for us,” he said.The Federal Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck said, “Tourism Australia’s research has shown that Australia sits at the top of Chinese travellers’ travel ‘wish list’. Running Man is the perfect opportunity to showcase Australia’s strength in these areas to this crucial market and encourage them to convert that aspiration into actual holidays.”“The Victorian Government is delighted that Victoria will again provide a backdrop for this blockbuster television format, broadcasting the sights of Melbourne to many millions of Chinese viewers. China is Victoria’s biggest market in terms of visitor numbers and accounts for 31% of all international tourism expenditure across the State so productions such as Running Man are pivotal in promoting our destination there,” said Victoria’s Minister for Tourism & Major Events, John Eren.South Australia’s Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell, said the filming of Running Man in South Australia had already generated a lot of social media interest.“China is an important tourism market. Recent data shows 32,000 Chinese tourists visited our state in the 12 months to June 15. This is a 9.3 per cent increase compared to the previous year. We are on track to reach our goal of 57,000 Chinese visitors by 2020, and Running Man provides a huge platform to showcase our state and help us reach this target,” he said.Running Man (China) is produced by Zhejiang Satellite Television (ZJSTV). In each episode, a star-studded cast of ‘resident’ cast members is joined by two special celebrity guests, who all compete in a series of challenges in order to avoid elimination.Source = Tourism Australialast_img read more