The Skiff: February 15, 2018

first_imgFacebook Life in Fort Worth Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter + posts The Skiff ReddIt Twitter Previous articleTCU looks to students to shape potential campus diversity initiativesNext article‘Black Panther’ earns many students’ seal of approval The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 19: Protest supports dreamersAlso: Campus looking to expand suicide prevention, professor rating website makes impact and more. Facebookcenter_img The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff Linkedin ReddIt The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff The Skiff The Skiff The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019last_img read more

OCFD Open House Welcomes Community

first_imgMore than 1,000 people attended the Ocean City Fire Department’s family-friendly Open House. By Tim KellyAsbury Avenue was ablaze in community outreach Friday night. The annual Open House of the Ocean City Fire Department and firefighters’ union IAFF Local 4032 attracted more than 1,000 people to the Fire Headquarters at 5th and Asbury.The free, family-friendly event gave the department and union the opportunity to show off equipment, conduct demonstrations and games that drove home the important lessons of fire safety. “This is something we enjoy doing, and (community members) seem to enjoy it, too,” Fire Chief Jim Smith said. Kassidy Coan, 17, and her 14-year-old sister, Megan, daughters of firefighter Dan Coan, attended with their best friend Alex Vitola, 17. All three girls attend Ocean City High School. “I think (the open house) is great,” Alex said. “It brings the whole community together and teaches some of the important things we can do” to prevent fires and promote safety. From left, Ocean City High School students Kassidy Coan, 17, Alex Vitola, 17, and Megan Coan, 14, enjoy the Open House.Smith said he was not certain how long the Open House has been going on but it has been at least a decade. “It coincides with Fire Prevention Month going on, and our 125th anniversary,” he said, referring to the Fire Department’s founding in 1893.Smith noted that many of the firefighters who were staging the event were doing it on their own time. The off-duty men and women seemed to be enjoying themselves every bit as much as their guests.The event was action-packed and included a live burn demonstration, a “smoke house” where kids could learn how to navigate a dark and smoky building, tours of the station and the fire apparatus, demonstrations of the “Jaws of life” and a helicopter landing among other features. Attendees enjoyed free hot dogs, salt water taffy, Philly soft pretzels and soft drinks, played games and had their faces painted. Giveaway items were distributed, along with the always popular plastic replica firefighter helmets. “This is a nice family event where the kids can see their heroes in real life,” said Sarah Keane, on hand with husband Pat and their son Patrick, 1. The family is from Ocean City. Ocean City residents Sarah and Pat Keane brought their 1-year-old son, Patrick, to the Open House.Although the atmosphere was mostly festive, the firefighters were strong in their delivery of the fire safety message.Kids lined up for a chance to direct a fire hose at a mock burning building and gathered behind caution tape for one of the evening’s highlights: a demonstration illustrating how quickly a house fire can start and spread.“A fire can double in size every 30 seconds,” Smith said.The organizers built a wood frame “bedroom” that proved his point when a small flame present in the room grew to engulf it. In real time, the firefighters enacted everything from discovery of the blaze, the 9-1-1 call, the average response time of two minutes on the island, and, ultimately, a fire that was brought under control and put out.  Not before the room was destroyed, however. “This is why it’s so important to call us right away, to leave the building and not go back,” Smith noted. Rid Meyer and cadaver dog Merwin were popular with the children at the Open House.Bill Love, a ranger with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service , saw a lot of action in his corner of the fire house where his giant inflatable Smokey Bear dominated, and business was good handing out Smokey stickers and booklets. “I’m impressed,” said Love, who works out of nearby Belleplain State Forest . “They are doing a great job putting this together and look at the turnout.  This event really shows people all that (firefighters) do to prevent fires.”last_img read more

Carver sorry for confrontation

first_img Carver confronted some of Newcastle’s travelling supporters before the 4-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday after seeing a ‘Pardew Out’ banner unfurled in the stand at St Mary’s. Magpies boss Alan Pardew is under increasing pressure at St James’ Park with his team sitting bottom of the Barclays Premier League after claiming just two points in their opening four games. Newcastle assistant boss John Carver and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman have both issued apologies after clashes with fans at the weekend. Woodman, meanwhile, got himself in hot water after posting an inappropriate private message to a supporter on Twitter which was then made public. “I am very sorry for the ill-advised comment I posted privately on Twitter on Sunday morning, which was subsequently made public,” he said. “It was never my intention, of course, for my response to enter the public domain. My response was a reaction to significant personal abuse I received from a number of fans which I felt exceeded that which was fair and balanced. “That said I understand my response was unacceptable and I regret my actions and apologise for any offence caused.” The furore will come as a blow to Pardew whose relationship with the Newcastle faithful was already at a low ebb before the weekend’s events. The Magpies face Hull at St James’ Park on Saturday with Tigers boss Steve Bruce among those touted to replace Pardew should owner Mike Ashley decide a change of direction is needed in the dugout. Press Association The club confirmed they received complaints from supporters following Carver’s altercation and have now dealt with the matter internally. “My sole focus on Saturday, as it always is, was on trying to gain three points for Newcastle United and preparing the players to the best of my ability,” Carver said in a club statement. “This included keeping them focused on their roles and duties in the upcoming 90 minutes. “In the warm up, I was disappointed to see banners that could, in my opinion, distract the players and take focus away from the job in hand – namely winning the match. “I went over to our fans to ask them to help us and requested that they take the banners down. The vast majority of supporters back the team through thick and thin and I am very proud to be one of them. “I was met with abuse from one supporter and I regret that I responded inappropriately. I sincerely apologise for any offence caused by my reaction. “Every fan is entitled to an opinion, positive or negative, and I respect that. I hope fans will understand that I, like them, only wanted what was best for the team. “I am proud to work for my home town club and would ask every supporter to back the players and all staff, as they really can make a difference.” last_img read more

Trevor Bauer puts MLB on notice with latest gem

first_imgBauer was positioned to win the Cy Young last season in the American League before he suffered an injury and missed more than a month.Despite his time on the shelf, Bauer struck out 221 batters in 175 1/3 innings while posting an ERA of 2.21 with a 12-6 record.Bauer bested teammate Corey Kluber — who finished third in the voting — in just about every statistical category and actually posted a better K/9 rate than Cy Young winner Blake Snell. Trevor Bauer is making a statement early in the season.On Thursday, the Indians starter tossed seven innings of no-hit baseball against the Blue Jays and has now allowed just one run on one hit through 14 frames and two starts. He has struck out 17 batters in that time while throwing some ridiculous pitches.Trevor Bauer, 94mph Fastball (foul) and 82mph Breaking Ball (Swinging K), Overlay.— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 4, 2019Trevor Bauer loads the bases with no outs….Then unloads a vicious barrage of breaking balls to get out of it (2ks and a fly out).— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 4, 2019Trevor Bauer, Wicked 95mph Two Seamer….and Primal Scream. 😱— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 5, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNCleveland tossed a combined eight innings of no-hit ball before Freddy Galvis tallied the Blue Jays’ first base knock in the ninth inning. Cleveland won 4-1.last_img read more

Dulay Port of Entry Lacks Basic Facility

first_imgThe Dulay Port of Entry in Nimba County is said to be without any basic facilities to aid the work of security forces in their fight against crime and efforts to collect government revenue.During the  December 29 confidence-building border patrol exercise across Nimba, headed by Nimba Police Superintendent Tito Loden, it was discovered that since the Dulay Border office’s construction in 2010 by the UNMIL Quick Impact project, it is yet to be fully equipped with office supplies for effective operation.The border, which has two entry points from The Ivory Coast, is manned by two immigration officers with a customs officer assigned to collect government revenue.The Commander at Dulay Port, Anthony Lowleh, said, “We have only two officers assigned here, and have no  to logistical support to effectively do our work.”Dulay Port of Entry has been one of the leading rural ports in Nimba, prior to the 14-year civil war.It has two entry areas with one custom post or office where all security apparatuses responsible for revenue collection and other border security activities, are assigned.There is no sign of any form of collection of government revenue owing to what the citizens as well as the BIN officers label as poor road conditions.“The bridge linking one leading Ivorian town to Liberia is said to have collapsed; making it difficult for cars to reach main crossing-points for goods,” one of the citizens from Dulay told this paper.The confidence building border patrol was intended to ensure security along the border to enhance coordination and collaboration with the citizens in fighting crime.It is a self-initiative program organized by the local authorities in Nimba and backed by UNMIL.The Nimba Security Council last month began a security patrol across Liberia to ascertain unfolding security situations at the borderline in Nimba County.In November the security team visited, Behwalay, the home of former SSS Director Benjamin Yeaten, and other bordering towns around Buutuo.Dulay is strategic security point because it is situated at the border with both Ivory Coast and Guinea on the Eastern side of Mount Nimba. It is also significant because of the role it played during the civil crisis in 1992; back then a splinter group of rebels under the moniker of the “Nimba Defense Council” used the bordering area to invade Nimba to dislodge Charles Taylor’s NPFL from the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Well-known Donegal Garda Sgt re-elected to National Executive of AGSI

first_imgBurtonport-native Sergeant Paul Wallace has been re-elected to the National Executive of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI). A Crime Prevention Officer, stationed at Letterkenny Garda Station, Sgt Wallace has been a national representative for the Connaught/Ulster Branch for 10 years.He is also a previous Vice-President of the organisation. During his current three-year tenure he has an additional role of being a board member of the St Pauls Garda Medical Aid Society.He was previously a member of the Garda Benevolent Fund where he served on the finance and management board for six years.The Society provides medical insurance and support for all serving members of An Garda Síochána of all ranks.They also provide services to retired members and their dependents who equate to in excess of 21000 members nationally. Sgt Wallace said he was looking forward to continuing his role on AGSI’s National Executive and representing members on the board of the Medical Aid Society.“Representing your colleagues at national level is an honour and a privilege. I am delighted to be re-elected and to be a local voice at the national table. We are going through a major transformation within An Garda Síochána and in fact, living through historical changes that will shape the force into the future.”AGSI represent 2,200 Sergeants and Inspectors across 32 branches nationwide.Well-known Donegal Garda Sgt re-elected to National Executive of AGSI was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AGSIburtonportdonegalletterkennyPaul Wallacelast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Ham

first_imgMan Utd keeper De Gea: Away support crucial at West Hamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says their support will be key at West Ham.United fans will be out in force at the London Stadium and, now in his ninth season at the club, De Gea knows exactly how significant our travelling supporters are for the team.“They are vitally important to us,” said the goalkeeper.“Our fans that follow us away from home are just incredible. Sometimes it’s just like we are playing at home in those away fixtures! “It’s amazing… it helps us all tremendously down there on the pitch, we can always feel the warmth from our fans and that is hugely important to us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini: We must stay where we are

first_imgWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini: We must stay where we areby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must hold their Europa League qualifying place.The Hammers sit fifth in the Premier League after six games, having lost just once this season on the opening day, and travel to Bournemouth on Saturday.Pellegrini said: “At this moment we’re in fifth position.”We must try to defend that position, it’s a European spot. We are just starting, it is six games.”Sometimes you must try to reach that position, in this moment we are [in it], so we must try to keep it. The best way of doing that is winning.”[Bournemouth] play offensive football. They have dangerous strikers. We must be very concentrated on defending but we are going for three points. We’ll attack from the first minute and look for three points more.”Against Manchester United we played a very good game. We had good concentration. If we can repeat that performance, we’ll win a lot of games.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoInter Milan boss Conte defends Lukaku: He’s trying his best!

first_imgInter Milan boss Conte defends Lukaku: He’s trying his best!by Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte defended Romelu Lukaku after defeat to Juventus.Lukaku struggled to make an impact on the night.But Conte insisted: “He is definitely a player who has to train, he has an impressive physical size, he needs to train and play to be in great condition.”In the beginning he had this problem in his back. “I think he gave everything, it is inevitable that with Barcelona we lacked Lukaku.”Romelu is committed, he has tried to do his best. I hope he overcomes these small problems.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more