Fire Station 33 Open House Planned

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty The public is invited to the first in a series of Fire Station Open House events planned by the Pasadena Fire Department that will first start at Fire Station 33, 515 N. Lake Ave., 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015. Free parking will be available at the Lake Avenue Church, off Villa Street.Fire Chief Bertral Washington said the Station 33 Open House will kick-off a series of similar events showcasing all eight fire stations. Other open house events will be announced in the near future. Fire apparatus displays, station tours and live demonstrations will be highlighted along with the opportunity to meet the men and women of the Pasadena Fire Department.Each open house will highlight a different theme related to the City and its Fire Department, Chief Washington said. “Disaster Preparedness” is the theme for the Aug. 22 event during which the Department will announce details of the City’s new “Disaster Information Sites” program for the public. Other City Departments and community partners will be at the Aug. 22 open house to highlight additional disaster preparedness-related programs and services.The City is designating Disaster Information Sites to be located outside each Pasadena Fire Station to distribute emergency public information when other traditional means of communication become unreliable after a major disaster or emergency.Currently, Stations 33, 34 and 38 are equipped as Disaster Information Sites and other stations will be ready later this year. The sites will also help provide a way for neighborhoods to relay local information to the City’s Emergency Operations Center when it is activated.For further information, please contact Lisa Derderian at (626) 744-7276. Public Safety Fire Station 33 Open House Planned On Saturday, August 22 Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 11:22 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more

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Church vandalised in Limerick

first_img TAGSFr. Donal McNamaraKilleely RoadlimerickreligionSt Lelia’s ChurchVandalism GARDAÍ are investigating a burglary at St Lelia’s Church on Limerick’s Kileely Road where the sacristy was extensively damaged during the early hours of last Tuesday morning.The culprits damaged doors, candelabras and vandalised the walls with graffiti.  A large safe, containing sacred vessels, was stolen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The crime has been described by Fr Donal McNamara as upsetting and distressing to all associated with the church. Gardaí at Mayorstone have conducted fingerprint analysis from the scene as it is understood that the incident may be connected to two other break-ins at lock-up premises on Kileely Road and Sexton Street North.Both of these burglaries were also carried out in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Linkedin Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleGAA – Action from Limerick versus Waterford in MSHLNext articleDrug charges for Limerick men Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Email Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsChurch vandalised in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – January 20, 2016 1075 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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7th Street Surf Shop Coming Back to Life on the Boardwalk

first_imgManager Colin Devine unpacks merchandise at 7th Street Surf Shop at 654 Boardwalk. Manager Colin Devine unpacks merchandise at 7th Street Surf Shop at 654 Boardwalk.The 7th Street Surf Shop location at 654 Boardwalk will ride again.After a fire gutted the shop last year, a new, improved version of the longtime Ocean City business is set to reopen Memorial Day weekend. And its rebirth is timely, as this year the location celebrates its 30th anniversary.“It’s nicer and newer than it was before, if there’s an upside to all this,” said co-owner Becky Friedel, with a laugh.She wasn’t laughing on the night of May 16, 2015. Around 8 p.m., the lone employee in the shop walked into the back room to find a surfboard on fire. The blaze raced to the front of the store, which had been fully stocked for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer season in Ocean City. Friedel was at 7th Street Surf Shop’s Asbury Avenue store when she got the call. She arrived at the Boardwalk in time to see fire trucks, and smoke pouring out of the back of 654 Boardwalk. The employee escaped unharmed, and the fire did not damage any neighboring businesses.Fire officials later attributed the cause of the blaze to an electrical problem.After clearing the shop of water- and smoke-damaged inventory, Friedel had hoped to quickly rebuild and salvage at least part of the summer 2015 season. But obtaining various construction permits from the city took longer than expected, which slowed the process.A pile of charred inventory behind the 7th Street Surf Shop after a devastating fire on May 16, 2015.Friedel co-owns the surf shop with her husband, Larry. The Friedels rent the space from Raab Family LLC, which owns some of the most valuable properties on the Boardwalk.Jon Rosenkrantz, a Margate-based engineer who represented Raab Family LLC in the rebuilding project, said the contractor hired to do the work couldn’t obtain the required permits until late summer 2015.“Since we didn’t have a permit until the beginning of August, there was no need to rush,” he said.The Raabs’ portion of the rebuilding cost was $254,000, which was covered by insurance, Rosenkrantz said Monday. Friedel estimated 7th Street Surf Shop’s cost at $350,000, for new countertops, fixtures and inventory. A significant portion of that cost was covered by insurance, she said.On May 16, exactly one year after the fire, the city issued a certificate of occupancy for the store.In addition to 654 Boardwalk, the Friedels own 7th Street Surf Shop locations at 1118 Boardwalk, 720 Asbury Ave., and an outlet at 654 Asbury Ave.Losing the location at 654 Boardwalk last year was especially tough, since 7th Street Surf Shop ran its popular surf lessons and camps out of that location. Last summer, the lessons and camps operated out of the nearby 7th Street Beach Arcade, which the Friedels also own.On a recent, rainy Saturday afternoon, longtime store manager Colin Devine stood in front of racks of  colorful board shorts, supervising last-minute work at 654 Boardwalk. The store now has an airier feel, due in part to the elimination of the back storeroom. And one major addition to the store is an overhead door that will open directly to a counter where customers can register and sign in for surf lessons. Previously, surfers arriving for classes sometimes created a logjam when they crowded around the main entrance, Becky Friedel said.Devine said that although the last year has been tough, he’s looking forward to a sunny future for the store.“I’ll finally feel stoked once we get the boards back in here and the lessons start moving,” he said.A ribbon-cutting for 7th Street Surf Shop’s grand re-opening will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, following the city’s traditional “Unlocking of the Ocean” ceremony.last_img read more

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Spring Gear Guide 2018

first_imgYou have been planning your adventure calendar for months, and your outdoor to-do list is miles long. Here is the hiking, biking, running, and travel gear you need to tackle new adventures in style this spring.RinseKit LUXHiking: RinseKit LUX, $160RinseKit, the portable pressurized shower system, is ideal for mud-splattered adventurers looking forward to a warm shower after a long day on the tail. The new RinseKit LUX, provides 3 gallons of pressurized water for washing off gear and skin, and the accompanying Hot Rod Water Heater plugs into a car’s accessory port and can heat the water in your RinseKit in 10 minutes.Hiking: Columbia PFG Flycaster Long Sleeve Hoodie, $50New for fall 2018, Columbia’s Flycaster Hoodie is lightweight, sweat-proof, and packs easily, yet it is durable and built to handle anything that Southern Appalachia can throw at it. The Omni-Wick fabric kept our wear-tester wickedly dry, even on a humid afternoon, pulling moisture away from the skin so sweat can evaporate quickly. The ergonomic seaming keeps water out, too, while the hoodie’s Omni-Shade technology provides UPF 30 sun protection. For the mix of weather in the Southern Appalachian spring, summer, and fall, this hoodie is a must-pack for your next camping trip or day hike. Hiking: Salewa Wildfire, $129 The new Wildfire is already wildly popular with A.T. thru-hikers. Designed for aggressive scampering or a long push on the A.T., the Wildfire is agile and light (only 400 grams), but built to handle mega-miles on the trail. The mesh uppers keep grit out while still providing good airflow. The lugs provide outstanding traction and grip, especially on muddy, rocky  Southern Appalachian footpaths.Hiking: Mountain Equipment Starlight III Sleeping Bag, $140  The Starlight III is a -8°C/18°F- rated bag that’s perfect for Southern Appalachian camping and backpacking. The Polarloft insulation is cozy warm even on cold winter nights, and the outer shell is durable and water-resistant, with a snug fitting anatomical hood. It’s  a lightweight, affordable, and rugged bag that can handle tough conditions. Running: Hoka One Clifton 4, $130A featherweight 9.7 ounces, the Clifton 4 are one of the quickest, speediest Hokas. As always, the Hokas provide max cush, but the Clifton 4s are a bit sleeker and streamlined, providing a firmer and faster ride. The 9mm heel-to-toe drop is substantial, which can be an adjustment for some runners. The Cliftons are also impressively durable, able to withstand mega-mileage even on rugged terrain.RUNNING: XOSKIN Pulse Compression Shorts, $75Seam-free and highly breathable, the XOSKIN compression shorts provided peak performance in both hot and cold weather. They provide a full range of motion and don’t feel restrictive, yet they also contain body-mapped sweat traps to maximize airflow. They eliminate chafing and improve blood flow to your legs when you need it most. Copper ions in the XOSKIN fabric are a natural microbial, killing bacteria that cause odor. Finally, here are running shorts that pass the stink test even after weeks without washing.BIKING: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate Biking Shoes, $180These are some of the most versatile bike shoes we’ve ever tested. Built for all-mountain riders who require off-bike capability, the high-performance shoe handles long rides, thanks to its seamless upper and form fit. It also uses an aggressive Vibram sole to deliver great traction even in wet conditions. A lightweight EVA midsole offers off-the-bike cushioning, so you can hop off your bike for a walk in the woods without a gear change.BIKING: Castelli Velocissimo IV Bibshort, $129 These are the industry standard and the go-to bib shorts for cyclists worldwide. In this fourth edition, Castelli has given the Velocissimo a new anatomical shape that moves stitching away from areas that can bother the rider, and they have even managed to completely eliminate the leg-ending elastic band by borrowing technology they developed for the Premio short.Biking: Vya Pro Headlight and Taillight, $50 and $60These lights are made from waterproof, plant-based materials, which enables them to be 50 percent smaller than other high-powered rechargeable lights, while still delivering up to 250 lumens of illumination that can be seen over 1.25 miles away. Both the headlight and taillight offer 6 hours of run time, and the Auto Sense Headlight detects ambient light and automatically adjusts to the safest riding mode, pulsing in the daytime and remaining steady at night. Vya incorporates Smart Sensors into the platform so there are no on/off buttons. Bike commuters just lock it in the mount with an easy quarter-turn and go. The motion sensor turns Vya on automatically when the bike is in motion, and shuts it off when stopped, with a delay built in for stoplights.BIKING: Adidas Pacyr Sport Sunglasses, $119These lightweight, durable shades use cool lens tech called light-stabilizing technology to improve color perception and making contrasts appear more vivid. It’s perfect for outdoor sports like trail running and mountain biking that take you in and out of shaded areas. No-Slip contact points at the insides of the temples keep them in place, even on a sweaty face, and an adjustable nosepiece with a flexible yet shatterproof frame means these shades are as tough as your next adventure.DZR Minna Hiking: Osprey Levity 60, $270These ultra-lightweight, streamlined packs are built for speed, but they also can pack a hefty load and handle the toughest, harshest conditions. Cordura Nylon on the exterior provides outstanding durability, and the ventilated back panel breathes well. It’s a rugged, reliable pack for thru-hikers as well as day hikers.Ecoths Drake HoodieHiking: Ecoths Drake Hoodie, $40This comfy, lightweight hoodie feels even better knowing that it’s 100% organic cotton and fair-trade certified. It is rugged, durable, and packs well, and it’s perfect for staying warm on cool spring evenings around the campfire. In addition to their commitment to organics and fair trade, Ecoths also provides three meals for every garment sold. The new Wildfire is already wildly popular with A.T. thru-hikers. Designed for aggressive scampering or a long push on the A.T., the Wildfire is agile and light (only 400 grams), but built to handle mega-miles on the trail. The mesh uppers keep grit out while still providing good airflow. The lugs provide outstanding traction and grip, especially on muddy, rocky  Southern Appalachian footpaths. Biking: DZR Minna, $119Need a shoe for biking to work and wearing at work? The Minna handles the street and the office in style. Commuting is easier with a cycling shoe that is performance focused but also cool and comfortable off-the-bike. The natural gum rubber and flexible heel shank make them easy to wear. Built-in clips and reflective heel badges ensure a smooth ride to and from the office.BioLite SolarHome 620TRAVEL: BioLite SolarHome 620, $150This completely self-contained system of solar lighting and charging can provide off-grid electricity to any van, camper, pick-up, RV, or tent—and it all fits in the size of a shoebox. Containing a 6-watt panel, 3 daisy-chaining lights, and multi-function control box, the easy-to-install system is ideal for VanLife, cabins, car camping, or emergency kits. The SolarHome 620 is currently used in more than 40,000 households across sub-Saharan Africa. The system’s internal 20Wh battery provides up to 14 hours of power on a single charge, which requires about 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. It can power four lights and 2 USB ports.Weego 44 JumpstarterTRAVEL: Weego 44 Jumpstarter, $149 Weego will jumpstart any car or truck engine, charge laptops, tablets, and phones, and power a wide range of 12-volt products like pumps, lamps, fans, and cameras. It’s durable, lightweight, easy to throw in your pack for your next adventure.Keyport PivotTRAVEL: Keyport Pivot, $20It’s part key organizer, part multi-tool, part Bluetooth tracker and locator (so you never lose your keys again); and it’s 100% awesome. The Pivot keeps everything from keys, a USB memory stick, pocket knife and flashlight stashed in a sleek modular stack … all ready at the push of a button.GSI Outdoors’ Microlite Vacuum Stainless BottlesTRAVEL: GSI Outdoors’ Microlite Vacuum Stainless Bottles, $25Stainless steel water bottles are the best – but they can be heavy and bulky. The Microlite is 25% more compact and 33% lighter than traditional designs, but their 2mm walls still keep drinks cold for over 20 hours. The flip-and-twist lids are simple, easy-to-use, and leak-free. Hiking: Salewa Wildfire, $129 Osprey Levity 60last_img read more

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Dissenters file their own reports

first_imgThe membership of the Supreme Court Committee on Privacy and Court Records includes: • Chair Jon Mills, dean emeritus of the University of Florida Levin School of Law • Kristin Adamson, Tallahassee lawyer • Andrew Z. Adkins, director of Legal Technology Institute, UF, Gainesville • 15th Circuit Judge Edward Fine, West Palm Beach • University of Miami College of Law Professor A. Michael Froomkin, Coral Gables • Clerk of Court Lydia Gardner, Orlando • Supreme Court Clerk Thomas D. Hall • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jacqueline Griffin • Jon Kaney, Jr., Ormond Beach, lawyer representing First Amendment Foundation • 11th Circuit Judge Judith L. Kreeger • Clerk of Court Barbara T. Scott, Punta Gorda • First Circuit Judge Kim A. Skievask i, Pensacola • Bay County Judge Elijah Smiley, Panama City • 12th Circuit Court Administrator Walt Smith, Sarasota • Larry Turner, a former Gainesville judge now in private practice ( Justice R. Fred Lewis served as liaison to the Supreme Court) September 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Dissenters file their own reportscenter_img Dissenters file their own reports Some fear online access, clerks worry about their independence Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Fifth District Court of Appeal Judge Jacqueline Griffin was the leader of the naysayers, warning that public Internet access to court records is a “misguided goal” that will provide criminals and terrorists with a “Sears catalogue of personal histories to chose from.”And two court clerk members of the Supreme Court Committee on Privacy and Court Records — Charlotte County Clerk of Court Barbara T. Scott and Orange County Clerk of Court Lydia Gardner — agreed access to court records is the right of the public, whether over the Internet or at the courthouse, but they could not support the majority report because of what they consider clerks’ compromised independence and added liability in their role to keep confidential information out of the public record.In her eight-page minority report, Judge Griffin — joined by 11th Circuit Judge Judith Kreeger, 12th Circuit Court Administrator Walt Smith, and Tallahassee lawyer Kristin Adamson — pointed out that no one on the committee argued the courts have a duty to post court records online, only that the public access is more convenient.“If public access is good, the theory goes, then the maximum possible public access must be the maximum public good. Why should citizens be required to go to the courthouse to examine court records when technology will permit them to examine them from the comforts of their own living room? The answer, we believe, is that once the constitutional requirement that the records be open to public inspection is met, the courts must weigh the benefits of more convenient access. If this is done, it is clear that remote electronic access to images of court records should not be allowed.”Obvious problems, Griffin said, are personal and financial information in personal injury and criminal cases available for anyone to see at any time.“Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the majority report is that it discounts the peril in which court users are placed when the courts turn over this private information to ready access by the public,” Griffin wrote. “Identity theft is the fastest growing and most pervasive crime in the United States, and court records offer the most detailed, most organized, and most wide-ranging reservoir of personal facts imaginable.. . . “Criminals or terrorists seeking cover will have a virtual Sears catalogue of personal histories to choose from. This risk burdens still further the citizen’s use of the courts. Given the precautions individuals are already taking or urged to take to protect themselves from identify theft, it is obvious that some who might need or wish to use the court will simply not take the risk.”In the clerks’ 16-page minority report, Scott and Gardner wrote: “Clerks are in agreement with the Privacy Committee’s finding that remote electronic access to court records brings efficiencies to the court not before encountered and access should be a goal. However, based on the current state of the law, the clerks cannot come to terms with the position set forth by the committee that the Supreme Court has exclusive authority over all aspects of court records.. . . “We believe clerks cannot overemphasize the necessity of maintaining independence in our administrative and ministerial functions in order to protect the integrity of the court system.. . . Nonetheless, the clerk has complete responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of confidential reports. More properly, if the Privacy Committee is to suggest that the Florida Supreme Court assumes complete control over all aspects of judicial records in the custody of the clerk, the committee should similarly consider a recommendation to extend immunity to the clerk, rather than articulating a specific basis of liability for the clerk.”Here’s who served on the panel last_img read more

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Evening racing at Dundalk.

first_imgThere are 3 Tipperary runners in action.Charlie Swan will saddle up 12/1 outsider Moving On Up, and he will run alongside 10/1 shot Along the Shore, watched over by Aidan O Brien.Tipp involvement is completed by the Andrew Slattery trained Merry Mast can be backed at 8/1 in the Dundalk Stadium on Facebook Handicap at 8 o’clock.last_img

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College football top 25 rankings: Clemson tops Alabama, Georgia in AP Poll

first_imgAlabama, which lost 44-16 to Clemson in last year’s College Football Playoff championship game, is No. 2. The Crimson Tide have been the Preseason No. 1 five times this dedade, and they are the last team to start and finish at No. 1. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State rounded out the top five. The Big Ten had seven ranked teams, followed by the SEC at six. College football rankings: AP Preseason Top 25 for 2019RANKSCHOOLVOTES1Clemson (15-0)1,5402Alabama (14-1)1,4963Georgia (11-3)1,4034Oklahoma (12-2)1,3315Ohio State (12-2)1,2616LSU (10-3)1,1997Michigan (10-3)1,1648Florida (10-3)1,0549Notre Dame (12-1)1,04410Texas (10-4)1,00511Oregon (9-4)86012Texas A&M (7-6)85213Washington (10-4)78614Utah (9-5)77215Penn State (9-4)65116Auburn (8-5)57817UCF (13-1)41018Michigan State (10-3)37719Wisconsin (8-5)37020Iowa (8-5)33021Iowa State (8-5)30222Syracuse (10-3)30223Washington State (11-2)20024Nebraska (4-8)15425Stanford (9-4)141Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1 Clemson won two national championships the last three seasons, and the school hit another milestone on Monday. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll for the first time in school history. Clemson returns SN Preseason All-Americans Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne from last year’s 15-0 team, and the Tigers open their season on the ACC Network Aug. 29 against Georgia Tech. last_img read more

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Congressman Brian Mast Evicted from WPB VA Hospital

first_imgCongressman Brian Mast joins Jen and Bill on the South Florida Morning Show to talk about being evicted from his office at the West Palm Beach VA hospital.Read his press release below.To Avoid Accountability, VA Evicts Veteran Congressman From Their FacilityOffice Has Met With More Than 500 Veterans At The West Palm Beach VA | Mast Opened First-Ever Congressional Office Inside VA FacilityWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today slammed the Department of Veterans Affairs for evicting him and five other Members of Congress from offices they opened inside Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Rep. Mast opened the first-ever Congressional office inside a VA facility in 2017, and the office has met with more than 500 veterans at the West Palm Beach VA since then. The office provides services to veterans, such as helping them with disability claims and benefits appeals. Unless the Department of Veterans Affairs reverses their decision, the office will be forced to close by the end of the year.“No other federal agency has been so plagued by crisis after crisis as the VA has, and apparently they will go to no end to avoid accountability,” Rep. Mast said. “Our space in the West Palm Beach VA is the size of a storage closet, but that hasn’t stopped us from meeting with and helping hundreds of veterans. The bottom line is that shutting down this office hurts veterans, who often don’t have the mobility to get to another Congressional office. Today the Department of Veterans Affairs chose to prioritize avoiding transparency and accountability over the veterans they are tasked with caring for.”Rep. Mast is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to reverse their decision, which will impact the Congressional office at the West Palm Beach VA (staffed by Rep. Mast, along with Representatives Hastings [FL-20], Deutch [FL-22] and Frankel [FL-21]) and the Congressional office at the Orlando VA Medical Center (staffed by Representatives Soto [FL-9] and Murphy [FL-7]).Rep. Mast has also authored a bill, called the Improving Veterans Access To Congressional Services Act, to mandate the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide this space to Members of Congress so that they can assist veterans when and where they need the help. Rep. Mast testified about his bill earlier this week before the Veterans Affairs Committee, and he has also been a fierce advocate for greater accountability following several avoidable tragedies this year at the West Palm Beach VA.ABOUT BRIAN MASTCongressman Brian Mast is in his second term representing the 18th Congressional District of Florida. Prior to his election to Congress, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army for more than 12 years, earning medals including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. While deployed in Afghanistan, he worked as a bomb disposal expert under the elite Joint Special Operations Command. The last improvised explosive device that he found resulted in catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both of his legs.While lying in bed recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center, Brian’s father gave him advice that has stuck with him to this day—to ensure the greatest service he gave to our country and the best example he set for his children was still ahead of him. Brian took this advice to heart and dedicated himself to finding new ways to serve our country and his community. As a Member of Congress, he opened the first-ever Congressional office inside a VA facility at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center so that he could help serve his fellow veterans when and where they need help.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016

first_imgGary Stevens3245913%56%$453,165 Peter Eurton1942221%42%$243,774 Carla Gaines1741224%41%$235,770 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jamie Theriot524248%19%$200,069 (Current Through Saturday, Oct. 29) Mike Puype2341117%26%$134,345 Kent Desormeaux591761029%56%$670,820 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.8616121319%48%$632,583 Mark Glatt3166919%68%$236,916 Flavien Prat8214171217%52%$1,137,075 Martin Pedroza6485313%25%$284,045 Tiago Pereira6288113%27%$339,945 Jeff Mullins1440329%50%$125,945 Doug O’Neill7210101514%49%$465,106 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Smith2344317%48%$262,205 In other Breeders’ Cup news:With Martin Garcia aboard both horses (not at the same time, of course), Bob Baffertworked Dirt Mile favorite Dortmund and streaking Sprint contender Drefong.Dortmund went four furlongs in 47 flat, breezing, while Drefong went four furlongs in company with Mor Spirit, each getting a time of 47.40.Also working for Baffert was Enchanting Lady (Filly & Mare Sprint, four furlongs in 47.40, breezing) in company with Lemhill Basr (47.80).Under the keen eye of Bill Mott, Acorn winner Carina Mia (Distaff) went fourfurlongs in 47.60, breezing, while Gun Runner (Classic) went the same distance for Steve Asmussen in 48.40.Trainer David Hofmans plans to give Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin(Classic) a half-mile blowout on Wednesday.Masochistic, likely to vie for favoritism in the $1.5 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint onSaturday, had his second gate breeze Saturday, five furlongs in a minute flat under Mike Smith.“Two works back he worked from the gate,” trainer Ron Ellis said of the six-year-old California-bred Sought After gelding. “I’ve done it to keep him sharp because he hasn’t run in a while (by design, since Aug. 27, when he was a handy winner of the Grade II Pat O’Brien by nearly four lengths).“It’s kind of a routine I’ve done with him when he’s had breaks before and it’s worked. As far as I’m concerned, he couldn’t be better.”The post position draw for the Classic and the Distaff will take place Monday following areception at 3:30 in Santa Anita’s Chandelier Room, in the Club House, mezzanine level.Post positions for the other 11 Breeders’ Cup races will be drawn Monday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Top of the Stretch on the ground floor near Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner.FINISH LINES: Thanks to Cover Song‘s nose victory at 30-1 over 3-2 favorite Danilovna in Saturday’s Autumn Miss Stakes and ultimately withstanding a lengthy stewards’ inquiry, there is a Pick 6 carryover of $67,117 today, with the pool expected to surpass $500,000. The Autumn Miss was one of three winners on the day for resurgent Kent Desormeaux, moving him two behind leader Rafael Bejarano (19-17) in the battle for Autumn Meet riding honors . . . Jerry Hollendorfer, winner of more than 7,100 races in his long and storied career, seeks yet another with Dr. Fager’s Gal in Saturday’s Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. The four-year-old bay filly is a daughter of Wild Desert, bred in New York. Asked how he came by a horse bred in the Empire State, Hollendorfer didn’t quibble. “I don’t care where they come from,” he said, “as long as they can run.” William Spawr1243133%67%$124,068 Tyler Baze821681120%43%$595,745 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Robert Hess, Jr.1541227%47%$98,275 Joseph Talamo4678215%37%$326,535 Fernando Perez52931017%42%$240,875 Richard Baltas5599616%44%$459,540 Philip D’Amato4471516%30%$453,430 Rafael Bejarano9819211319%54%$1,229,035 Victor Espinoza3868416%47%$783,050 Gary Sherlock1652131%50%$139,410 Peter Miller60149623%48%$507,830 Stewart Elliott474449%26%$223,338 ESPINOZA WELL-SCHOOLED WITH CHROMEDORTMUND, DREFONG DRILL FOR BAFFERTDESORMEAUX’S TRIPLE PUTS HIM NEAR TOP Bob Baffert32117334%66%$914,190 CLASS IS NEVER OUT WITH ESPINOZA, CHROMEVictor Espinoza has been down this road before. Kentucky Derby wins, Breeders’ Cup wins, even a Triple Crown victory.Come Saturday, the 44-year-old future Hall of Famer goes for the gold with California Chrome, a fairytale horse the gods have smiled upon again and again. Espinoza has ridden the five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit 18 times in his 24-race career, all in a row, winning 13, the last six consecutively.Can they do it one more time in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday?“I’ve seen how many are nominated to the race for a rough idea as to who’s running, but obviously it will be clearer when the entries are drawn tomorrow,” Espinoza said. “Then I’ll see what post I get and how many horses are running.”With the extensive time Espinoza has spent with California Chrome, approximately 30 minutes on his back in races, not counting training jaunts, he doesn’t have to burn the midnight oil doing his homework.“I’ll study some, but I don’t need to,” Espinoza said. “I already know pretty much how all the horses in the Classic run. I’ve been watching them since the beginning of the year, so it’s easy to get a rough idea of what’s going to happen in the race.“It all depends on how Chrome breaks from the gate and the post position. Arrogate is pretty much the horse to beat, not just from how he won the Travers, because all his wins have been impressive. He will be a challenge for California Chrome, as will Frosted. He’s a horse I have to keep an eye on, too.“In a race like the Classic, you have to worry pretty much about every single horse, because they’re there for a reason and they’re going to be focusing on California Chrome. I’m glad Arrogate is in the race, because it takes a little bit of pressure off Chrome.”Trainer Art Sherman, for what it’s worth, seems as confident about California Chrome’s chances as he did before the Awesome Again, in which Chrome won handily by 2 ¼-lengths over Dortmund, a win so overwhelming it diverted Dortmund from the Classic to the Dirt Mile.Sherman offered fair warning to Chrome’s foes: “They better be tied on,” he said. Jerry Hollendorfer4756611%36%$326,121last_img read more

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Arnautovic is happy at West Ham Pellegrini

first_imgThe Hammers manager says the 29-year-old does not want to leave the team as many rumors have appeared this weekThere has been much news about how West Ham United footballer Marko Arnautovic could leave the English Premier League team.But according to the Hammers manager, he’s happy to stay.“He has a contract, he is a West Ham player,” Pellegrini told the BBC.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“He is happy here. Every player wants to play for the biggest team, but I don’t think he is thinking about that, but only about West Ham.”“We will see about [Samir] Nasri,” Pellegrini said about his other players.“He is working with us after a long time with his ban. We are giving him a hand to return to football.”“I hope he will be fit between now and the end of the year and if he is we will try to sign him,” he concluded.last_img read more

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