Governor and First Lady Wolf Honor Outstanding Pennsylvania Women as “Distinguished Daughters”

first_img Equality,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Governor’s Residence,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today announced the designation of nine extraordinary women as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. These women were nominated by non-profit organizations within the commonwealth in recognition of outstanding accomplishments of statewide or national importance.“I am proud to continue the tradition of honoring remarkable Pennsylvania women by designating them as Distinguished Daughters,” said Governor Wolf. “These women have greatly enhanced the lives of fellow Pennsylvanians and those beyond our borders, and have made great contributions to the commonwealth.”Since the first group of women were named by Governor James H. Duff in 1949, nearly 500 women have been recognized by Pennsylvania governors as Distinguished Daughters. This year’s Distinguished Daughters were honored today at the Governor’s Residence, where the Governor and First Lady presented them with medals for their achievements.The 2015 honorees include the following:Barbara BakerDr. Barbara Baker has been President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for 25 years, leading one of the nation’s major zoological parks with 77 acres and over 8,000 animals. Under her leadership, the Zoo has excelled in all areas of its operation, including tremendous budget growth from $3 to $17 million. The most visited cultural attraction in Pittsburgh, the Zoo welcomes over one million visitors annually. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, participants in Zoo education programs increased from 453 to 400,000 students. The Zoo’s endangered species have increased from five to 52, with internationally recognized programs for coral propagation, African elephants, and support for 165 projects on all continents and oceans. The Zoo’s 742-acre International Conservation Center is dedicated to the breeding of endangered species. Baker, a strong advocate for adoption issues, is an adoptive parent of six of her seven children. She is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a Master’s in Business Administration.Kim FlemingFleming is chairman and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a privately held Pittsburgh-based financial planning and investment advisory firm. In 2014, Hefren-Tillotson was awarded #1 Top Workplace in Western Pennsylvania, and Fleming received the Top Executive award for medium-sized companies by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She serves on the boards of Allegheny College, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, The Buhl Foundation, Dollar Bank, EQT GP Holdings, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and SIFMA. She chaired the United Way of Allegheny County and is actively involved with local, national, and international mission trips. Fleming received the Family Guidance Leckie Award for philanthropy and service to Pittsburgh, the John McGrady Award for community service, Carlow University’s Women of Spirit® Award for Values, Geneva College’s Serving Leaders Award and the YWCA’s Women’s Leadership award for Business. A graduate of Northwestern University and of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Fleming and her husband Curt have two sons.Janet HaasJanet Haas, M.D., is Board Chair of the William Penn Foundation and has helped guide its approach to strategic grant making over the past two decades. By making significant investments to improve education, protect the Delaware River watershed, and support arts, culture and the development of accessible and vibrant public spaces, the Foundation strives to help make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work and visit. The Haas family is one of eight recipients of the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Haas is active in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum and the Free Library of Philadelphia. In addition to her philanthropic endeavors, Haas specializes in palliative care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and practices at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is a board-certified physiatrist who has specialized in brain injuries. She trained at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Stanford University Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System and taught at Temple University School of Medicine. Haas received her medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and graduated from Wesleyan University.Lynne Korman HonickmanHonickman founded The Honickman Foundation, dedicated to the underserved through projects in the arts, education, spiritual growth and social change. A decade ago the foundation partnered with Project HOME and Comcast to build The Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs in North Central Philadelphia. Today, the center serves more than 375 children and 925 adults each year. Currently, she is a trustee of Project HOME and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is an inaugural member of the Alfred Stieglitz Center, newly renamed Focus. Honickman is a founder and trustee of Moms Against Guns which merged with CeasefirePA and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Education and Workforce Development. She is a member of several advisory additional boards, including the Support Center for Child Advocates, Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and APR. Formally trained as a writer and artist, Honickman is an activist for the arts and for pressing social issues. She and her husband Harold have two adult children and four grandchildren.Marty Moss-CoaneMoss-Coane has been host and executive producer of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, one of the most respected weekday interview programs in the Delaware Valley, for more than 25 years.  Produced at WHYY, the region’s leading public broadcasting station, Radio Times is recognized as one of the tri-state area’s most thought-provoking, creative and informative radio programs.  Radio Times is heard nationally on the National Public Radio Sirius-XM channel. Moss-Cone believes guiding discussions fairly and accurately is imperative to educating and informing audiences. She has earned praise for her versatility and her engaging conversations and interviews with both guests and callers during the daily, live two-hour program, which covers social issues, public policy, books, films and more. A graduate of Temple University, she has received numerous accolades for excellence in radio, public service, public health and public affairs. She and her husband, clinical psychologist James Coane, have a son, Jesse.Jane OppenheimOppenheim’s leadership skills and her deep concern and commitment to human rights, social services, the arts, education and humanities have benefitted innumerable national, regional and community organizations. She serves on the boards of Scranton Area Foundation, United Neighborhood Centers, Everhart Museum, Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Hunter College and Keystone College where she is on the leadership team for the annual literary conference The Gathering. She is a former member of the National Board of the Women of Reform Judaism and the boards of the World Union for Judaism, the Union for Reform Judaism and president of Temple Hesed. Oppenheim’s many awards include those from Hunter College for Outstanding Community Service, B’Nai B’rith Americanism Award, Association of Fund Raising Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award and awards for her service from Keystone College, University of Scranton and Scranton Area Foundation. A graduate of Hunter College, she earned her master’s degree in English at Columbia University. She and her late husband Richard have three children and eight grandchildren.Natalye PaquinPaquin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, the state’s largest organization serving girls and among the largest Girl Scouts Councils in the nation. Paquin previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She began her career as a litigation attorney and entered the public sector as a Regional Attorney with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Her work in education continued in executive leadership roles with the Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. Paquin is a Director of National Penn Bancshares, a Trustee of Rosemont College and serves on numerous other boards, including the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and The Philadelphia Award. She received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.S. from Florida A & M University. Additionally, she was a national Fellow of the Broad Urban Superintendents Academy, and completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard and Loyola University Business Schools.Leila Jones RichardsRichards, MD, MPH, has committed her entire professional career to international health and humanitarian programs.  A public health care physician, noted author and advocate for people world-wide suffering from oppression and war, Richards has worked with many groups such as American Friends Service Committee, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, administering to vulnerable populations, primarily those who have been impacted by the tragedy of international conflict and poverty. Over the course of more than 20 years, she has served in Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Israel, India and Cambodia. Richards has authored numerous articles and reports addressing important medical and social issues facing refugees and displaced persons. Her book “The Hills of Sidon: Journal of an American Doctor in Lebanon” received wide acclaim. Now retired and living in Pittsburgh, Richards remains involved in advocating for the oppressed and supporting international efforts to find a just peace, especially between Palestine and Israel.Page Talbott Ph.D.Talbott is President/CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries. She was formerly Principal at Remer & Talbott, a consulting firm providing exhibition and interpretive planning services, including major exhibits throughout the Commonwealth. Talbott was Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, an international award-winning traveling exhibition, and was the editor and an author of the companion catalog Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. She has been an independent curator and consultant for museums, historical societies, and historic house museums throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has served on the boards of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Center for Conservation of Art and Historical Artifacts, the Society of Winterthur Graduates, and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. Talbott holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.A. from the University of Delaware/ Winterthur Program, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Governor and First Lady Wolf Honor Outstanding Pennsylvania Women as “Distinguished Daughters” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img October 14, 2015last_img read more

Acclaimed Queensland chef sells Brisbane character home

first_imgBrisbane chef Josue Lopez cooking at home. Photo: Ric Frearson.ONE of Queensland’s most acclaimed chefs is moving on in the property world — and the food scene.Josue Lopez and his wife, Krystal, have sold their family home in Camp Hill after eight years in the property.Records show the home sold for $830,000.It was last advertised for offers over $799,000. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Krystal and Josue Lopez outside their Camp Hill home with children Jemima, 6, and Ezekiel, 5. Photo: Lachie Millard.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe couple bought the property for $500,000 in 2009 and spent more than $100,000 restoring the 1935 character home and maintaining its original features.They were looking to buy a bigger place in the same area.Lopez said they had outgrown the property since having their two children, Jemima and Ezekiel. NOOSA BEACH HOUSE SALES BOOM HOW TO SAVE TENS OF THOUSANDS HOME HITS MARKET FOR FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS “We were encouraged by Camp Hill at the time because of its proximity to the city, cafe culture and character homes,” Lopez told The Courier-Mail. “The schools are also fantastic. I think we made a savvy decision to buy here when we did.”Lopez — the former executive chef at GOMA Restaurant — recently jumped ship to Emporium Hotels and will spearhead the food and beverage department at the new Southpoint at South Bank.He appeared on the most recent MasterChef series, was Citi Chef of the Year, and last year scored an Australian Gourmet Traveller star for GOMA. Chef Josue Lopez during his guest appearance on MasterChef in 2017 with Trent Devincenzo. Picture: Channel 10.last_img read more

U-23 AFCON: Hosts Egypt earn narrow win over Mali in opener [VIDEO]

first_imgIn front of almost 25,000 supporters at the Cairo International Stadium, the hosts were dealt an early blow when midfielder Nasser Maher was forced to limp off with shoulder injury. Hosts Egypt kicked off their Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mali at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday 8 November 2019, in the Group A opener.Striker Mostafa Mohamed scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal after 29 minutes to give The Olympic Pharaohs their first victory as they hope to book a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Mali came back stronger in the second half as they fought for the equalizer. Their best chance came five minutes into the second half when Egypt’s goalkeeper Mohamed Sobhy saved Ali Malle’s header, before Ibrahima Kone found the rebound but saw his shot kissing the post.📽 Highlights:Egypt start their #TotalAFCONU23 with a narrow win against Mali— CAF (@CAF_Online) November 8, 2019 Source: CAFcenter_img After numerous chances, Egypt took the lead after 29 minutes when Mohamed jumped high to head in Ahmed Aboul Fetouh’s cross from the left side to give The Olympic Pharaohs a deserved lead, as both sides went to the break with Egypt leading 1-0. Tags: CAF U-23 AFCONlast_img read more

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott signs $31.4M franchise tender

first_imgRIVERA: Adams wants trade to Cowboys, putting Jets in impossible situationIf no deal is worked out by then, then they will have to renegotiate next offseason or the quarterback will hit free agency, although the Cowboys could also choose to franchise him again. Dak Prescott signed his $31.4 million franchise tender with the Cowboys for the 2020 season on Monday, the team announced.Prescott, who was tagged back in March, and the Cowboys could still try to work out a multiyear contract extension. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a deal. The 26-year-old Prescott is entering his fifth season in the NFL and is coming off his best year, finishing second in the league with a career-high 4,902 passing yards and fourth in the league with a personal-best 30 touchdown throws.Since being drafted in the fourth round in 2016, Prescott has never missed a game, his 15,778 passing yards rank sixth in the NFL and his 97 touchdown passes are tied with Carson Wentz for ninth.Despite being one of the league’s top passers, the two-time Pro Bowler has made just $4.9 million through his first four seasons in the NFL.last_img read more

UCA’s Kayouloud Named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: T.J. Atwood, Lamar; Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas forward Eddy Kayouloud is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  He averaged a double-double for the week with 22 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Bears started Southland Conference play 2-0 for the first time since joining the league in 2006-07. UCA outlasted UIW 88-82 in overtime on Wednesday and overcame a 14-point second-half deficit in a 71-67 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. Week Eight Southland Conference Release (PDF) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Eddy Kayouloud, Central Arkansas – So. – Forward – Paris, FranceOn the court for all but one minute of the overtime victory over UIW, Kayouloud recorded his first double-double of the season and the second of his career with 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go with a season-high 13 rebounds. In the extra period, he tallied a pair of his career-high six assists and sank 3-of-4 from the free-throw line to finish 9-of-10.center_img The Bears (3-9, 2-0 SLC) conclude non-conference play on the road against Marquette at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will be nationally televised on Fox Sports 1. Kayouloud followed it up by pouring in 18 points and grabbing eight boards in a come-from-behind win against A&M-Corpus Christi. In the second half, he dished out three assists and scored nine points, including a game-tying free throw with 3:33 left that sparked a 10-4 run down the stretch.last_img read more