By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Penguins and General Manager Ron Hextall announced on Saturday that they have named Chris Pryor as the team’s director of player personnel. READ MORE: One Dead, One Seriously Injured After Car Crashes Into Home In Fayette County Pryor will be in charge of the team’s scouting efforts in North America and Europe as well as helping with all player personnel decisions. “Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and is a welcome addition to our hockey operations staff,” said Hextall. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Searching For Missing 34-Year-Old, At-Risk Woman Hope Lewis In the past 25 years, Pryor has been in both scouting and management with the Philadelphia Flyers. He held the positions of amateur scout, director of scouting, and director of player personnel. From 2016-2018, he was also one of Ron Hextall’s assistant general managers with the Flyers. MORE NEWS: Man Killed, Woman Wounded In Shooting In Parking … [Read more...] about Penguins Hire Chris Pryor As Director Of Player Personnel
The Bachelor ‘s Rachael Kirkconnell took to Instagram on Thursday to respond to the “racism” controversy, which included attending an “Old South”-themed party in 2018 dressed up as a Native American. In a video, Kirkconnell, told her fans to “please stop” defending her, adding, “My ignorance was racist.” “I think that the first big step in all of this is white people stepping up and taking accountability. Things will never change if we don’t all work together in working towards this racial progress and this unity that we want,” Kirkconnell said. “I want and need to use my privilege, and my platform that I so do not deserve, just to shine a light on these issues, and try and do what I can to take a step in the right direction.” Kirkconnell, who is one of the remaining finalists still vying for Matt James’ — the first black bachelor — final rose, went on to speak directly to her followers who have been defending her, asking them to “please stop.” “If you are in my comments or … [Read more...] about ‘Bachelor’ Star Rachael Kirkconnell: ‘Please Stop’ Defending Me, ‘My Ignorance was Racist’
Plans for a 9/11-style commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack are running into partisan stumbling blocks in Congress. House Democrats are hoping to vote on legislation establishing the investigative panel before they leave town in mid-March, giving them a matter of days to try to reach a deal with Republicans. But clashes among congressional leaders over both the structure and scope of the panel are threatening to derail the commission before it even gets underway. ADVERTISEMENT “I think a commission is a good idea but it can’t be a partisan commission,” said Sen. John Cornyn John Cornyn Biden pledges support for Texas amid recovery from winter storm Partisan headwinds threaten Capitol riot commission Biden turns focus to winter storm with Texas trip MORE (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and an adviser to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Trump at CPAC foments 2022 GOP primary … [Read more...] about Partisan headwinds threaten Capitol riot commission
Activists aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza are said to have dropped several large boulders into the English channel in an effort to stop bottom-trawling fishing in a protected area favoured by French boats. The ecological activist group tossed 18 boulders overboard in the channel in order to create a barrier and prevent trawling by fishermen who use a bottom-trawling method to scrape the seabed, which Greenpeace has likened to taking a bulldozer to a national park. According to reports , the area impacted is one used by French ships. The group announced the formation of the “boulder barrier” on Twitter on Friday, and later released a full statement on their website saying, “This barrier will stop destructive fishing in what’s supposed to be a protected part of the ocean. But we’re also here to expose the government’s failure to look after its so-called Marine Protected Areas all around the UK.” “These boulders will deter destructive industrial ‘bottom trawlers’ from … [Read more...] about French Fishermen Angered After Destructive ‘Bottom Trawling’ in UK Waters Sabotaged
Northern Colorado and the Western Slope will claim larger shares of Colorado’s population as the state adds 3 million new residents over the next three and a half decades, according to state forecasts. Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050, the State Demography Office predicts, while Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and the central mountain resorts will grow at slower rates. Also, El Paso County will overtake a built-out Denver County as the state’s most populated. Between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add the equivalent of another metro Denver, on its way to 8.46 million residents. Though it’s a lot of people, the state’s rate of growth actually is predicted to slow during that period as the baby boomer generation moves on. State and local officials use the forecasts to plan for growth, a hot topic as Colorado’s roads, housing market and environment strain from an influx of out-of-state migrants. The … [Read more...] about What Colorado regions will grow fastest through 2050? The answer is not metro Denver.