Homicide investigation underway after missing Florida woman’s body found burning

first_imgAdvertisement Speeder let off with warning donates ticket amount to fund for fallen deputy April 27, 2021 Advertisement Man accused of murder after beating, leaving woman for dead at Sarasota hotel April 22, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The body of a missing Hillsborough County woman in her 30s was found burning in the woods near the Sunshine Skyway bridge Wednesday night.Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office did not release the woman’s name due to Marsy’s Law, however, they confirmed the victim is connected to a missing person case, NBC affiliate WFLA reports.“It’s unclear at this time when the murder occurred or why it may have occurred so we’re asking all of you to help get this message out,” said Crystal Clark, an HCSO spokesperson.Deputies said the woman worked as a security guard at the Beach Walk apartment complex at 4349 Bayside Village Drive in the Town ‘N’ Country area.   Over 70 men busted in ‘Operation Takedown’ to combat human trafficking April 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments WATCH: Marine units save Florida man from sinking jet ski May 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s OfficeHomicide Advertisementlast_img read more

LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’

first_imgHome News LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’ News Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Facebook We were inundated with event cancellations and business closure notices.So fair play to you all for that. We have compiled a list below and if we missed anything, please let us know:Bingo – St Mary’s Hall PortlaoiseBingo is cancelled Thursday and Friday. The Portlaoise Parish Lotto Draw will now take place at 3pm in the Parish Centre on Thursday March 1. Please ensure that all tickets are returned to the parish centre before 2.30pm.Brew Cafe – PortlaoiseBrew Cafe will be closed today.Confirmation – StradballyConfirmation in Stradbally is called off on Saturday. It will be rearranged at a later date.Clement Heron Real Estate – PortlaoiseClosed today and tomorrow.Cattle Mart – MountrathThe sale due to take place at the Cattle Mart in Mountrath is cancelled on Thursday.Camross DancingThe Camross monthly dancing, scheduled for this Saturday night, March 2, has been cancelled.Downey’s Centra and garage – PortlaoiseDowney’s Centra will close today at 2pm and will not reopen until 2pm on Friday. The garage will also close at 1pm today.Dunnes Stores – LaoisAll stores closed.Design Options – PortlaoiseDesign Options is closed today.Essential Beauty – PortlaoiseClosed from 2pm today and all day Friday.Fifty Seven Boutique – Portarlington and AthyBoth shops will be closed today and Friday.Flash Harry – The Music of Queen – Kavanagh’s PortlaoiseFlash Harry – The Music of Queen was due to go ahead on Friday night, March 2 in Kavanagh’s Bar in Portlaoise but will now take place on Friday, April 13 instead.FBD Insurance – LaoisClosed Nationwide following the weather.Hughes Pharmacy – PortlaoiseThey will close at 2pm today, Thursday, and will reopen at 2pm on Friday March 2. This is subject to change depending on weather conditions. They will keep you updated on Facebook if there is any changes.Justsplit.com – PortlaoiseClosed today and Friday. Will reopen on Saturday.Joe Mallon Motors – Portlaoise Due to current weather conditions they have made the decision to close to protect the safety of our team and customers. they will be following the weather warnings over the next few days and will update on when they will reopen.Junction 15 Teen Disco – The Gandon InnDue to the inclement weather conditions and in the interest of safety the J15 disco due to take place on Friday has been rescheduled for Friday March 16. All tickets purchased for Friday the 2nd of March will be valid for Friday the 16th of March.Lawlor Clinic – PortlaoiseClosed today and will make a decision on Friday in the evening.Leinster Senior Soccer League – All games offTo give early notice and to facilitate clubs and officials making arrangements for the weekend the LSL has decided to call off all fixtures scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Launch of the Mountmellick festival – Druids InnThis was due to take place on Thursday night in the Druids Inn but has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Festival opens on March 9, as scheduled.Laois GAA – A lot of things are offLaois Shopping Centre Championship Draws scheduled for tomorrow evening Thursday 1 March – Postponed – Rescheduled for Thurs 8 March in Laois Shopping Centre at 7pm sharp.Laois GAA All County Clubs Draw scheduled for Friday evening, 2nd. March – Postponed – Rescheduled for next Wednesday evening 7 March in Laois GAA Offices at 8:30pm sharp. (Office will be open from 9am on Monday for return of Tickets)Laois GAA Combined Clubs Members Lotto Draw scheduled for Thursday evening has also been cancelled.Kelly and Palmer Cup Fixtures this Saturday 3 March are also cancelled, with a reschedule date to be confirmed on next Monday.Mulhall’s Supervalu – PortlaoiseMulhall’s Supervalu is closed all day tomorrow and will reopen at 7.30am on Saturday.Midlands Schoolboys/girls League – All matches offDue to the current weather conditions, and with further poor weather expected, the Midlands Schoolboygirls League have made the decision to cancel all fixtures scheduled for this weekend. Also, the coerver training camp on Sunday is off.Mountmellick Credit UnionThis will be closed until Monday 5th of march while clonaslee office will be closed Friday the 2nd of marchMan in Black – Dunamaise Arts CentreThe number one Johnny Cash show, Man in Black, across America in the Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise has been rescheduled for Tuesday March 6.O’Sullivan Mullany’s Pharmacy – PortarlingtonIf anyone is stuck for health care advice or medication today, they will be opened for a short period of time. Call 057 86 23184.Portlaoise Dental – PortlaoisePortlaoise Dental is now closed and will be closed Thursday. They will make a decision about Friday in due course.People First Credit Union – LaoisThese are closed today and tomorrow.Property Partners Buggy – PortlaoiseProperty Partners Buggy Portlaoise is closed Thursday and Friday. Tommy can be contacted on 087 2226833.Permanent TSB – PortlaoisePermanent TSB Portlaoise is closed Thursday. A decision on Friday will be made in due course.Pearson’s Gym – PortlaoisePearson’s will close at 3pm today. A decision on Friday’s opening hours will be made later.Portlaoise Lions Club Chairty book sale – PortlaoiseThe Portlaiose Lions Club annual charity book sale in the Laois Shopping Centre on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 of March 2018, from 10am to 5pm each day has been deferred until a later date. No new date has been announced.St. Vincent de Paul Shop Will be closed today and tomorrow if you need our assistance please phone the helpline number 087 765 5793 the line is extremely busy so please leave message and they will get back to you.St. Peter and Paul’s Church –  Portlaoise In line with the weather warning, we will close at 3pm today and reopen on Saturday, March 3rd for 10am Mass, conditions permitting.Swimming lessons – Portarlington Leisure CentrePortarlington Leisure Centre has cancelled all scheduled swimming lessons and fitness classes for this coming Thursday (March 1) and the early morning on Friday (March 2).The East End Hotel – PortarlingtonIs closed.Telford’s – Portlaoise and MountrathTelfords Portlaoise closing at 2pm today (Electrical is not open at all).  Telfords Mountrath closing at 1pm today. Both Branches will remain Closed Friday morning. Updates on Telfords page as to what time we will re-open tomorrow. No deliveries until at least Monday.Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant – The HeathTreacy’s bar & restaurant on The Heath will be closed tomorrow and Friday.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Snow turns Laois into a winter wonderland Pinterest Council Pinterest WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 1st March 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Previous articleCancelled Stradbally Confirmation has been refixedNext articleThe show must go on as popular radio programme is broadcast from the bed Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Twitter LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’ Community Twitter All the closures From 4pm today, Laois will be under a Red Alert as blizzard conditions sweep in.They are saying that this storm will be like nothing many of us have ever seen before.And yesterday, we put a call out to you our readers to let us know of any events that have been cancelled. TAGSRed AlertSnow Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Laois festival has been saved after strong show of community support

first_img Community Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Pinterest Laois festival has been saved after strong show of community support Community Facebook TAGSFestival of the Mountain center_img Previous articleDeadman’s Dash back running for its sixth year this weekendNext articleWATCH: Abbeyleix GAA launch €20K drop fundraiser Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home News Community Laois festival has been saved after strong show of community support NewsCommunity The spokesperson said: “It really would be a shame if it didn’t go ahead.“It is a brilliant occasion and is always so well attended.”Ideas, ideasA follow up meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 30 to move forward with plans for the festival.Anyone with an idea for a stall, game or promotion of any kind should attend the meeting.Last year’s festival was opened by the 2017 Laois Rose Maeve Dunne and Rock on Paddy entertained the crowds. Queen and King of the Mountain, Most Glamorous Granny and Bonny Baby were also crowned.The first Festival of the Mountain took place on Sunday 26 August 1962 and was organised by the late PP Thomas Kennedy.A date has not yet been confirmed for this year’s festival.SEE ALSO – Visually impaired Portlaoise student finished third in first wrestling tournament WhatsApp The Festival of the Mountain has been saved after the communities rallied together to support the annual festival in Rosenallis when it became known that it could come to an end this year.The 56 year old festival had low turnout at meetings to organise the event but when the organising committee called on the community for support, people answered.A spokesperson for the Rosenallis Development Association/Festival of the Mountain committee confirmed to LaoisToday that meetings had been taking place to decided the fate of the festival. By Siun Lennon – 24th May 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Rugby WhatsApplast_img read more

Remember the Game: Sarsfields deny Timahoe to win historic first title in 2008

first_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Pinterest Twitter GAA GAA Remember the Game: Sarsfields deny Timahoe to win historic first title in 2008 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Remember the Game: Sarsfields deny Timahoe to win historic first title in… SportGAALadies FootballWe Are LaoisRemember the Gamecenter_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th September 2019 GAA Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, September 6, 2019Next article28th annual Luggacurren 10k Road Race all set to go this weekend LaoisToday Reporter .SEE ALSO – Laois club football championship fixtures hit by All Ireland final replaySEE ALSO – Check out our Remember the Game series here Sarsfield’s celebrate after winning their first Ladies Senior Football Final at O’Moore Park in 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey. Brought to you in association with the Manhattan MixerSarsfields 1-10 Timahoe 0-62008 Laois Ladies SFC FinalThe ladies footballers from Sarsfields may be the dominant force in Laois now – but a little over a decade ago they were growing increasingly frustrated as they struggled to clinch a breakthrough win.They were beaten in the final in 2006 after a replay by Shanahoe in a novel final and then by a point by Timahoe in 2007.When you added in replays and the loss in their first final appearance in 2003, it meant that when the 2008 final came around they had been in four finals in the previous five years and won none of them.That all changed in September 2008 when they turned the tables on Timahoe to lift the trophy for the first time.A somewhat fortuitous Tracey Lawlor goal helped Sarsfields to a 1-5 to 0-4 lead at the break and they kicked on in the second half to eventually win by seven points.Sarsfields would later go on to win the Leinster title that winter and though Timahoe would bounce back to beat them in the next two finals in what was a massive rivalry, Sarsfields got the upper hand again in 2011.Timahoe won it back again in 2012 but Sarsfields have won each of the last six titles. In all they’ve played in the last 13 finals with eight titles in all to their name.This Sunday in Crettyard the two clubs lock horns once again in the final.Here, though, we look back on that 2008 decider and Alf Harvey’s images from then will bring many memories flooding back for those involved.SCORERS – Sarsfields: Tracey Lawlor 1-4 (0-2 frees), Ciara O’Loughlin 0-2, Claire Conlon, Aileen O’Loughlin, Emma McEvoy and Olwyn Farrell 0-1 each. Timahoe: Martina Dunne 0-3, Mary Casey, Angela Casey (free) and Ann Marie Kelly 0-1 eachSARSFIELDS: Lisa Guinane; Amy Grehan, Mags McEvoy, Jenny McEvoy; Alison McEvoy, Lorraine Muckian, Grace Weston; Olwyn Farrell, Aileen O’Loughlin; Emma McEvoy, Ciara O’Loughlin, Rosemarie Bermingham; Claire Conlon, Tracey Lawlor, Rachel Williams. Subs: Fiona Whelan for Farrell, Carol Hughes for Bermingham, Emer O’Loughlin for ConlonTIMAHOE: Bernie Deegan; Grainne Dunne (junior), Anna Connolly, Martina Cahill; Alison Hooban, Grainne Dunne (senior), Maggie Murphy; Mary Casey, Angela Casey; Martina Dunne, Aisling Quigley, Shona Barry; Ann Marie Kelly, Gemma O’Connor, Elizabeth Cahill. Subs: Sarah Quigley for E Cahill, Louise Dunne for G Dunne (junior). WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook TAGS2008SarsfieldsSarsfields v TimahoeTimahoe last_img read more

Time for U.S. banks to streamline: Fitch

first_img The regulators recent rejection of big U.S. banks’ plans for resolving themselves in the event of failure, known as “living wills,” ratchets up the pressure on the banks to simplify their businesses, suggests Fitch Ratings. In a new report, the rating agency says that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) rejected the banks’ proposed living wills for various reasons, including overly complex legal structures, inflexible termination rights in contracts, inadequate continuity plans, and a lack of preparedness to produce timely information. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Keywords Banking industry,  U.S.Companies Fitch Ratings James Langton center_img Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter “Essentially, the regulators’ views mean that the size and opacity of these banks needs to be improved before any orderly wind-down could be achieved,” it says. “The sweeping nature of the negative feedback signals that the assumptions behind how complex, large banks are resolved, as well as their business models and organizational structures, remain under attack.” Fitch says that it believes that the banks proposed their living wills under a presumption that their existing business models are not changing. But they will now face increased pressure to simplify their structures, it suggests. “Banks will need to make assumptions regarding resolution more reasonable and demonstrate an ability to provide the requisite information needed for resolution. Moreover, it may prompt banks to further simplify their legal entity structure,” it says. While these efforts could be costly, and may represent a credit negative over the short term, Fitch says that, if successful, reductions in size and complexity could be a positive for large banks. Nevertheless, Fitch notes that the problem of banks that are “too big to fail” (TBTF) remains a tricky one. “This regulatory rebuke highlights the difficulties four years after the enactment of Dodd-Frank in solving the problem of TBTF banks,” Fitch says, noting that this is not just a U.S. issue. “While it is difficult to say if TBTF can be solved, large banks have considerably further ground to cover in providing regulators wider abilities to sidestep taxpayer-funded situations,” it concludes. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planninglast_img read more

TSX, loonie down sharply as oil price drops

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The TSX posted a triple-digit decline Thursday as a fall in the price of oil and fears of European volatility dragged down markets worldwide. The Toronto stock market’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 135.29 points to 15,019.39, with declines in every subsector of the market. The Dow Jones industrial average was dropped 170.69 points at 17,905.58, the Nasdaq index fell 40.11 points to 5,059.12, and the S&P 500 slid 18.23 points to 2,095.84. Luciano Orengo, portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management, said news stories from Europe signalling volatility and the continuing efforts of the OPEC oil cartel to keep prices low are affecting both Canadian markets and the rest of the world. “The headlines are not positive,” he said. “The market is really like a hot air balloon. You really need to keep pumping it to keep it going up. Now the air that’s coming into the balloon is cooling down.” Dragging the market lower were mining and metals stocks, which dropped 2.3%, and the utilities sector, which lost 2%. The TSX energy sector also weakened, down 1.4%, as the July crude contract ended $1.64 lower at US$58.00 a barrel. August gold fell $9.70 to US$1,175.20 an ounce. The loonie was also down, dropping 0.33 of a U.S. cent to 79.97 cents. Orengo said the performance of the Canadian dollar is closely tied to oil prices because of the importance of the country’s commodity exports. He said the market’s expectations for Friday’s OPEC meeting were that the group, which accounts for about one-third of global oil production, would keep production high in order to maintain lower prices. “When oil’s down, it’s negative for the Canadian dollar,” he said. “Whatever comes out of that meeting tomorrow, it won’t bode well for oil prices because the status quo is most likely to prevail.” The International Monetary Fund announced Thursday that Greece has exercised its option to bundle together four payments it has to make in June into one at the end of the month, avoiding a Friday deadline for the first of the payments. Orengo said the decision added more uncertainty to the European stock markets, which in turn added to instability in North American equities. On Wednesday, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said investors should be prepared for increased volatility in the euro zone, which Orengo said was a signal central banks are less interested in shoring up asset values. “Overall the news isn’t supportive of a continuing upwards trajectory for the markets,” Orengo said. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since Marchcenter_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Peter Henderson Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

Construction Set To Start On Women’s Prison Upgrade

first_imgConstruction Set To Start On Women’s Prison Upgrade VIC PremierAgeing infrastructure at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre is on track to get a major facelift, with the Andrews Labor Government signing a construction contract to increase capacity and support the rehabilitation of female prisoners.The $188.9 million expansion includes 106 new beds, a new reception, and multi-purpose buildings for education, programs and services – as well as expanded legal and telecourt facilities.The new infrastructure is designed to increase access and engagement with rehabilitation programs and support reforms to help our prisons avoid or minimise harm to female prisoners.The expansion of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre is expected to create more than 130 jobs during construction, with 10 per cent of construction hours earmarked for apprentices, trainees and cadets.This upgrade forms part of the Labor Government’s $1.8 billion investment from the Victorian Budget 2019/20 to provide flexible prison capacity, deliver programs to break the cycle of reoffending and keep people out of prison.The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre is one of two women’s prisons in Victoria and is located at Ravenhall, in Melbourne’s north-west.The facility accommodates a range of prisoners, including women with mental health conditions and cognitive impairment disabilities, as well young children who have been approved to live with their mothers.The expansion project is being overseen by the Community Safety Building Authority, which delivers infrastructure on behalf of the Department of Justice and Community Safety. The head contractor for the project is Watpac Construction Pty Ltd.Construction of the upgraded facility is expected to be completed in late 2022.As stated by Minister for Corrections Natalie Hutchins“We’re continuing to make significant investments in the women’s correctional system to improve the rehabilitation of offenders, and help break the cycle of re-offending.” “The expanded facility includes new prison services, and legal and telecourt facilities to improve the delivery of justice services and help rehabilitate female prisoners.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, cognitive, cognitive impairment, community, corrections, Department of Justice, education, female prisoners, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Melbourne, mental health, Ravenhall, Victoria, womenlast_img read more

Clark County Fire District 3 recognizes employees for years of service

first_imgClark County Fire District 3 recognizes employees for years of servicePosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, September 23, 2020in: Community News, Peopleshare 0 District officials offer an inside look at what makes staff members stayBRUSH PRAIRIE — Clark County Fire District 3 recently recognized 11 employees and a board member for a combined total of almost 200 years of service. Award recipients ranged from five to 40 years with Fire District 3. “We appreciate the dedication and service that our employees and board members provide to our community every day,” said Fire Chief Scott Sorenson. “We also want to thank their family members. Working in emergency services is not a nine-to-five job, and couldn’t happen without their support.”Clark County Fire District 3 recently recognized 11 employees and a board member for a combined total of almost 200 years of service. File photoClark County Fire District 3 recently recognized 11 employees and a board member for a combined total of almost 200 years of service. File photoChief Sorenson is a 40-year veteran of Fire District 3. He joined as a volunteer firefighter during his senior year of high school, and stayed because of the close-knit community and people working at the fire district.“We are a huge family that works to serve others in our community,” said Chief Sorenson. “I show up every day and am grateful to be with the hardworking women and men who make up this department.”Fire Commissioner Jon Couture celebrates a combined total of 32 years with the agency. He joined as a volunteer firefighter in 1988, and started serving on the Board of Fire Commissioners in 2008. He stays at Fire District 3 because it’s an organization that “cares for others and takes care of its people.”Five firefighters celebrated five years with Fire District 3 this year. Many came up through the ranks of the fire district’s intern, resident and volunteer firefighter programs.• Josh Alexander became a firefighter to make a difference in someone’s life when they needed it most. He stays with Fire District 3 because he feels the values of the department are focused on self-sacrifice and providing the best service possible to the community. • Dustin Bross was encouraged to join the fire service in 2009 as a volunteer firefighter by his now father-in-law. He’s served in three departments, but stays with Fire District 3 because it’s like a family.• Kyle Ervin started as an intern and then volunteered until being hired on as a full-time firefighter. He knew that he wanted to be a part of Fire District 3 because of the culture, the people, the community involvement, and the progressive mentality of the organization.• Clayton Morris decided on a career in emergency services because it challenges him mentally and physically. He says the fire station is like a second home for many who work there.• Bryce Ponder joined Fire District 3 after completing the Fire Cadet program at his high school. He stays with the fire district because of the professionalism, comradery and the community Fire District 3 serves.Three employees of Fire District 3 celebrated 15 years of service this year. • Michelle Eisenbeis was selected out of more than 150 applicants to serve as Fire District 3’s Administrative Officer. She has stayed because of the leadership, her coworkers, and the agency’s commitment to helping the people it serves.• Sean Smith worked his way up the ranks and currently serves as a battalion chief for the fire district. He started as a volunteer firefighter and even took classes at Portland Community College with Fire District 3’s now-Deputy Chief Barbara Widlund. Smith says that he stays because the department is actively engaged with the community, and respects and values the people that work there.• Andrey Zalozh is a firefighter/paramedic with Fire District 3, who joined right after he graduated high school through the Intern Program. He stays because the fire district is growing and evolving, which provides some exciting challenges for his career in emergency services.Captain Andrew Blomdahl and Firefighter Rob Moon were awarded for 20 years of service by Fire District 3. Blomdahl joined Fire District 3 as a volunteer firefighter while he was pursuing a career in the fire service. He says that it’s the values and culture of the organization that keeps him there. Moon started volunteering in 1999 and was hired in 2004. As a lifelong resident of Venersborg, he stays because the fire district has offered him an opportunity to protect, serve and help the people with whom he has grown up.Fire District 3 is a “combination department.” This means it relies on full-time, part-time and volunteer emergency personnel to respond to calls. Fire District 3 is actively recruiting for its intern, resident and volunteer firefighter programs now.  Clark County Fire District 3 provides fire and life safety services to 40,000 people in east Clark County, including the city of Battle Ground. Forty-eight full-time and 12 volunteer emergency personnel responded to 4,301 calls in 2019. Fire District 3 operates under a balanced budget and has passed all its financial and accountability audits by the state. More information on Fire District 3 can be found on its website www.fire3.org.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundBrush PrairieClark CountyHockinsonshare 0 Previous : Jaime Herrera Beutler pushing for U.S. House vote to extend Paycheck Protection Program Next : Give More 24! To kick off this week with over 200 organizations participatingAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

AFL-CIO To Recruit And Train Potential Union Organizers

first_img Published: Jan. 27, 2000 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail CU-Boulder students interested in learning about the AFL-CIO and who want to develop skills for union organization and campaign drives can sign up at CU-Boulder for a four-week educational internship to be held this summer in various locations around the country.Program recruiter Fernando Bribiezca is at CU-Boulder to talk to students and discuss workplace inequality. He will make presentations based on his own experiences and will be on campus until Feb. 3.According to Bribiezca, one motivation for the AFL-CIO’s Union Summer program is to educate people about the increasing economic gap between the rich and the poor. Union officials claim the United States has reached Depression-era levels of income inequality and that “for the first time, a generation of Americans face a lower standard of living than their parents.”Bribiezca said CU-Boulder students are very aware of social and economic issues and he expects many will take part in the program. “Students here are more active than students in other universities,” he said. “More students are members of organizations, but more importantly, they are active members.” Participants will gain hands-on experience during the four-week paid internship in which they may be asked to organize picket lines, build coalitions or even visit workers at home and ask about changes they would like to see. Training sites are being developed and will be announced in May.Training will be conducted in English and Spanish, said Bribiezca. Participants will receive a stipend of $210 per week to help cover meals and other expenses. Bribiezca emphasized the value of the program’s experience, especially to graduating seniors and those hoping for a career in union organization. Bribiezca said placement in places such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago is almost guaranteed. For more information or for an application call 1-800-952-2550 or visit the website at www.unionsmr.org. Union Summer was launched in 1996.last_img read more

Stenglein posts career-high; Irondequoit overpowers Spencerport

first_img Connect on Linked in Print This Post Frederick June, Jr. finds Tanner Pioch with of his 6 dimes on the night. @WIEagles pic.twitter.com/GDCQQrPkAi— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) January 21, 2018“I know he’s a good player. He’s very quick,” June said of Reding who finished with eight points on the night – six under his season average. “I forced him to his opposite hand and made him pick up the ball a lot. I just focused on trying to keep him from shooting.Stenglein, who scored a total 19 points in Irondequoit’s first four games, is averaging 11.6 over the last eight contests. The 6-foot-2 junior has found a role in getting lost on the offensive end the floor. As opposing defenses look to neutralize Drumgoole and June, Stenglein is taking advantage of the open space on the perimeter.Irondequoit’s Josh Stenglein (21) defends Spencerport’s Evan Clarke (12) during first-half action. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)“They’re so good that they draw attention and I’m more wide open to knock down shots,” Stenglein said of his teammates. “I made my first shot which gave me a confidence boost. They just kept going in from there.”Irondequoit also received some more good news in that Patrick Thomas will be returning to the lineup soon. Thomas injured his wrist on December 21st and has missed the past eight games. The junior forward was on the bench Saturday with the splint removed.Other scorers: Irondequoit – Jack Brennan (2), Robert Diaz-Judson (3), Luke Melidona (1), Tanner Pioch (8), Keegan Vankerhove (3), Kenny Gonzalez (4) and William Porter (5). Spencerport – Malcolm McCollough (6), Evan Clarke (2), Noah Mundt (13), Josh Pierre (2), Alton Jones, Jr. (3), Ben Reding (3), David Stewart (2) and Gino Pellett (5).  Irondequoit Eagles, Jr., Keegan Vankerhove, Spencerport Rangers Subscribe by Email Irondequoit’s Gerald Drumgoole (4) pressures Spencerport’s Noah Mundt during Saturday night’s Monroe County Division II matchup. Irondequoit defeated Spencerport, 75-44. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — Gerald Drumgooole finished with 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting.Josh Stenglein posted a career-high of 21 connecting on five of six shots from behind the 3-point arc.Those numbers only begin to tell the story of the dominant performance put on display Saturday night by Irondequoit boys’ basketball team.By the final tally, the Eagles defeated the Spencerport Rangers, 75-44. Along the way, they handed out 19 assists on 26 made field goals. Of the remaining seven baskets scored, three occurred on rebound and putback opportunities which very likely would have added to the number of dimes dished if the first attempt in those sequences found the measure.And so on a night in the middle of January at a time of the season when high school teams can easily lose focus with sectionals more than a month away, the Irondequoit Eagles looked as sharp as the meat slicers at the nearby Cooper Deli.“We all played with energy and were looking for the open man to get him shots,” junior point guard Frederick June, Jr. said. “A lot of people were hitting shots tonight. We all played great. Our transition and fast break points were really good.”Stenglein nailed a corner 3 on the contest’s first possession to give Irondequoit an advantage it never surrendered. After eight minutes the Eagles led 20-6 on their way to a 23-point advantage at halftime. That number ballooned to 31 less than four minutes into the third quarter.Spencerport never had a chance. The Rangers came into the game winners of their past two and three of four including a victory over then Class AA No.1 seed Rush-Henrietta earlier in the week. In that win, Spencerport held R-H to 59 points through four quarters before taking the game in overtime. Friday night, the Rangers limited Webster Schroeder to 49 points. On January 3rd, they held Victor to just 46.By the time Drumgoole, June, Stenglein and the rest of the starting five left the floor after three quarters of play, the Eagles had hung a 63-spot on the scoreboard. [email protected]_drumgoole24 drains a long 3-pointer at the 1st quarter buzzer as the @WIEagles cruise to 75-44 win over Spencerport on Saturday at @IrondequoitHS. @sectvbb pic.twitter.com/T3DdJboJqV— Varsity Media (@VarsityMedia) January 21, 2018VIDEO COURTESY OF VARSITY MEDIA“We just knew we had to step our game up because Spencerport was coming off a big win,” said Drumgoole who came into the contest leading Monroe County Division II averaging 21.9 points per game. “We knew if we came out sluggish and not ready to play then they could potentially take the game from us.“Our focus was to play our game, play fast and play with energy.  Hopefully we could do that, and we did. Thankfully everybody was able to play and everybody was able to get quality minutes and have fun playing the game.”The win was the fourth in seven days and seventh straight for Irondequoit (10-2/4-0). Postponements forced scheduling changes, and the Eagles opened the week on Sunday with a victory over East in the East High/RAP Invitational. They followed with a win over Victor on Wednesday before beating Greece Arcadia, Friday night.“It was a little tiresome,” Drumgoole said of the week’s slate. “But we managed to bounce back and we knew that we had tough opponents coming up. We just played our hearts out every game.”Drumgoole collected nine rebounds and four assists.June scored just three points but handed out six assists without a turnover. The junior guard also drew the assignment of slowing Spencerport’s Josh Reding. 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