Governor Wolf Signs Bill Removing Exemptions for Labor Disputes

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Signs Bill Removing Exemptions for Labor Disputes November 05, 2015center_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 874, sponsored by Representative Ron Marisco (R-Dauphin), into law. The legislation, now Act 59 of 2015, removes exceptions to the offenses of stalking, harassment and threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction from those involved in labor disputes.“I believe it is important to allow men and women to come together and have their voices heard,” Governor Wolf. “I also believe that any form of harassment by employees or employers is unacceptable.”Under current law there is an exemption for a person who is involved in a labor dispute as defined in the labor anti-injunction act preventing a person to be charged with one of those three crimes. House Bill 874 simply removes those three exemptions and adds legislative intent to specifically say the legislature intends that the exemptions should not apply in labor disputes moving forward.last_img read more

Former MMA Athletic Director Honored By National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Maine Chapter

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts BRUNSWICK — Long time and former Maine Maritime Academy Director of Athletics, William Mottola, was recently honored by the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation with “The Contribution To Amateur Football Award”.Bill Mottola went to Maine Maritime Academy in 1967 as an assistant football coach, baseball coach, and faculty member in the physical education department. In 1968 he became the head football coach at MMA, a position he held for 11 years. From 1979 until his retirement in 2004 he served as the director of athletics.In 1971 Bill established an instructional football camp on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy for youth between the ages of 8 to 18. The mission of the camp was to give each athlete concentrated individualized instruction, to stress basic skills and to help each player perform at the peak of their potential. Camp Touchdown brought together outstanding football coaches who were committed to helping each athlete perfect their skill and learn new ones. Camp Touchdown served hundreds of Maine athletes for thirty years from 1971 to 2001.Bill was elected Commissioner of the New England Football Conference in 1997, a position he held for eight years. During his tenure the league increased from eight to fourteen teams. The William Mottola Most Valuable Player award is presented yearly at the New England Football Conference Championship game, to the games most valuable player.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn 1987 Bill was named the “administrator of the year” in the Northeast by the NAIA. Bill was selected to serve on the NCAA Division III football championship committee and chaired that committee during his final year as a member. For several years her served as a site director for the NCAA Division III playoffs.Bill was honored to receive the New England Football Writers George C. Carens Award for Contributions to New England Football and The All-American Football Foundation Asa Bushnell Commissioner Award for his work as Commissioner of the New England Football Conference.In recognition of his 37 years of exemplary service to Maine Maritime Academy as a coach and administrator, the William J. Mottola Mariner Athletics Hall of Fame was dedicated during MMA’s 2004 homecoming and Bill was honored as it’s charter inductee.Bill still lives in Castine with his wife Sally. They have two sons Bill and Tony who continue the family coaching tradition.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014last_img read more

Helton: ‘I have a lot of support’

first_imgHead coach Clay Helton leads his team onto the field. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)It has been a season of unfortunate events, filled with crucial injuries, losing streaks, coaching changes, a green quarterback and boos from the home crowd calling for the head coach’s firing. But heading into rivalry matchups amidst all the chaos, Clay Helton felt confident.“I have a lot of support,” Helton said . “[Athletic Director Lynn Swann] every Monday, walks into my office and has given me nothing but, ‘Coach, we’re in this for the long haul.’”In a team meeting, Helton addressed speculation about his job security, saying that he has a lot of support from administration.“I just let the boys know that my plan is to be here a long time … another 15 years,” Helton said. “I’d like to do it ‘til I’m 60.”Redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns was confident before the season and did not expect the team’s spiraling trajectory.“Things happen, certain little knicks and knacks we had, certain little injuries we had hurt us throughout the year,” Vaughns said. “So we just [have to] overcome it and ball out for the rest of the time here.”In practice, the team shared Vaughns’ mindset and was determined to work hard this week to beat its next opponent, UCLA. After a pedestrian performance against Cal that knocked the Trojans out of Pac-12 contention, Helton feels that the emotions behind the cross-town rivalry motivated players to bring intensity and grit to the practice field this week.After practice ended players were putting in work on their technique to hone their craft for the game. With injuries to the receiving core this year, Redshirt sophomore Trevon Sidney was working after practice to make the most of the opportunities to play.“We were more of a team [last year]; it’s a new team now,” Sidney said. “I feel like we still have some connecting to do. We’re just a younger team.”Despite freshman quarterback JT Daniels’ lackluster performance against Cal, where he only threw for 180 yards, he has shown improvement throughout his rookie season.“I see [Daniels] being more poised in the pocket and really trying to read out the defense,” Vaughns said.Vaughns isn’t worried about experiencing new looks against UCLA, and thinks that the receivers and Daniels will find success if they communicate and stay on the same page.Leading up to UCLA and historic rival Notre Dame the week after, the Trojans are facing more media attention than usual.“The noise doesn’t affect me, but it affects 18-21 year olds,” Helton said. “In the heart of chaos, your leader is supposed to be the one that provides calm.”Helton reiterated that the team’s focus at this point in the season is primarily to win football games and send the seniors out on top with rivalry wins.“The only pressure I have is that I want our seniors to have a great experience these last two games and be able to come out with a victory,” Helton said.Injury reportRedshirt sophomore running back Vavae Malepeai was limited with an ankle injury sustained against Cal, in addition to senior running back Aca’Cedric Ware with a shoulder injury. Junior wide receiver Michael Pittman returned to practice, but was held out of contact after a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Cal game. Senior offensive tackle Chuma Edoga is nursing knee pain and did not practice on Tuesday.last_img read more