June 2

Skechers Donates Over $6 Million to Save Dogs and Cats

first_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Through its partnership with Petco Foundation and animal welfare organizations, Skechers has donated more than $6.2 million to help to save and support over a million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada, like Eggnog, adopted from Our Best Friends Rescue in Rockaway, NJ, and the rescues at Two Chihuahuas foster-based rescue in Scottsdale, AZ. Photo credits: @thestumpybrigade (left) and @twochihuahuas Previous articleRRD Connects Print and Online Experiences to Bring Acts of Kindness to Life in a Personalized WayNext articleSusan Chapman-Hughes Joins Toast Board of Directors Digital AIM Web Support Skechers Donates Over $6 Million to Save Dogs and Cats By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 TAGS  center_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

May 25

Driver in Donegal one of 400 caught speeding yesterday

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Driver in Donegal one of 400 caught speeding yesterday Pinterest Gardaí caught more than 400 drivers speeding on the roads yesterday.As part of the Christmas and New Year road safety campaign, Gardaí monitored 42-thousand 388 vehicles yesterday.There were 414 vehicles caught driving over the speed limit, including a motorist driving at 124 km/h in a 60 zone on the N7 at Naas in County Kildare.One motorist in Donegal was caught travelling at 81 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R245 in Carrigart.10 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving on Christmas Day, and a further 12 were arrested before nine o’clock on St. Stephen’s morning.Gardaí say that speeding is a “major factor” in fatal road traffic collisions, and have asked drivers to “please slow down to save lives” and never drink and drive. Facebook By News Highland – December 27, 2018 Google+center_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDonegal Deputy condemns attack on family in BurtonportNext articleGAA Preview: Declan Bonner ahead of Queens opener News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitterlast_img read more

May 18

2 deputies killed in line of duty in Florida were ‘best of the best,’ sheriff says

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, Fla.) — Two Florida deputies were killed in the line of duty today, according to law enforcement officials.Two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed at about 3 p.m. while they were at the Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton — located about 50 miles west of Gainesville — Sheriff Bobby Schultz said in a statement.The suspect walked up to the restaurant and shot both of the deputies through the window, Schultz said. Deputies responding to the scene then found the suspected shooter dead outside of the business, according to the sheriff.Both deputies died of their injuries, Schultz said. The suspect is an adult male, Schultz said. There is no indication that there were multiple gunmen, he added.The deputies were identified as 30-year-old Sgt. Noel Ramirez and 25-year-old Deputy Taylor Lindsay. Ramirez, a seven-year veteran of the force, is survived by a wife and children, Schultz said. Lindsay, who’d been on the force for three years, was not married but had a girlfriend, according to the sheriff.Schultz described Ramirez and Lindsay as “the best of the best.”“They are men with integrity. They are men of loyalty,” he said. “They’re God-fearing, and they loved what they did, and we’re very proud of them.”Investigators have not determined a motive or “indications as to why this tragedy occurred,” according to the sheriff, who was on the scene throughout the afternoon and notified the deputies’ loved ones.“I do not have answers as to why this happened,” Schultz said, calling the gunman a “coward.”“The world is full of cowards, and the world’s full of heroes,” he said. “We need to highlight those heroes and what they gave.”Schultz suggested that the deputies may have been killed because law enforcement has been “demonized.”“The only thing these men were guilty of was wanting to protect you and me,” he said. “They just wanted to get something to eat, and they just wanted to do their jobs.”Schultz described Ramirez as having an “infectious smile” and said Lindsay was planning to participate in the first responder Olympics.Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he is “heartbroken” at the loss of the deputies.“It is true evil for anyone to hurt a law enforcement officer, and in Florida, we have zero tolerance for violence, especially against the police,” Scott said in a statement. “Tonight, I ask every Floridian to honor these law enforcement officers, their brothers and sisters in uniform and their families. May God bless those who work to keep our communities safe.”Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a statement that the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were “senselessly killed.”“The daily risk that law enforcement officers take to protect our communities is overwhelming,” Bondi said. “My deepest condolences and prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones. May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.”The sheriff’s office tweeted that it suffered a “terrible tragedy” and asked residents to avoid the area where the deputies were killed.Law enforcement officials from neighboring countries, as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the state attorney’s office are assisting in the ongoing investigation, Schultz said.Further details on the shooting were not immediately available and will be released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Schultz said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18

645,000 bright red poppies to adorn National Mall for Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Poppy flowers will add a huge flash of color to the National Mall this Memorial Day weekend.A pop-up installation of 645,000 red flowers, encased in a translucent structure, were installed Thursday night and will adorn the southwestern side of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.The “Poppy Memorial” by the United Services Automobile Association and the National Parks Service is on display near the Lincoln, Korean War and World War II memorials to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military since World War I.Each poppy flower symbolizes a life of a fallen service member and their sacrifice.“The Poppy Memorial visualizes the magnitude of that sacrifice and reminds us all of the price that was paid,” said Retired Vice Admiral John Bird, the automobile association’s senior vice president of military affairs. “We are grateful to the National Park Service for allowing us to display this inspiring and educational exhibit among the permanent monuments, as a testament to the enduring bravery of our men and women in uniform.”The abundance of poppies was inspired by the World War I poem, “In Flanders Field.”A portion of the poem reads, “In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row, / That mark our place, and in the sky, / The larks, still bravely singing, fly, / Scarce heard amid the guns below. / We are the dead; short days ago / We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, / Loved and were loved, and now we lie / In Flanders fields.”The temporary monument stretches 133 feet long and is 8.5 feet tall. Its flowers were provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Family.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18

Blizzard cripples the High Plains as gusty winds stretch throughout central US

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A powerful storm developed on Wednesday bringing a historic and crippling blizzard from the Rockies into the Plains, severe weather to the South and powerful winds throughout the entire central U.S.The storm is responsible for closing interstates, stranding drivers, blowing trucks over and damaging trains. As the storm was intensifying Wednesday, a couple of preliminary record low pressures were recorded in Colorado and Kansas. It is fair to say this is one of the strongest storms to hit the High Plains in decades.The storm is bottoming out in pressure and will begin to decrease in intensity on Thursday as it moves to the north and east. However, through Thursday the storm will still bring dangerous blizzard conditions to the Plains, the next round of severe weather to the Midwest and South and strong damaging winds and possible flooding to the entire central U.S. At this time, there are no significant impacts expected on the East Coast.A large part of the country from the Rockies to the Midwest to the Ohio River Valley are seeing alerts because of this storm, including blizzard warnings, flood alerts and wind alerts. The morning radar is showing the snow shield over the Central and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, on the warmer side of the storm, thunderstorms and damaging winds are firing across parts of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.Additionally, strong storms have been hitting parts of Mississippi and Tennessee on Thursday morning.The precipitation is decreasing in intensity, but the threat from the wind, snow melt, ice jams and new severe weather exists in the South and Midwest.Winds over 50 mph are possible across much of the central U.S. on Thursday. Those winds will maximize across the Dakotas, but strong winds will reach Indianapolis, Chicago and St. Louis. There could be downed trees, power outages and some property damage across much of the central U.S. due to these powerful winds.Additionally, there is a new severe component to this storm in the southern U.S. A line of storms moving through eastern Texas, northwest Louisiana and southern Arkansas could bring some damaging wind gusts through the morning hours.There is an enhanced risk for severe weather on Thursday from Mississippi to Michigan, including Nashville, Louisville and Indianapolis. In the enhanced risk region there could be a few tornadoes. There could also be damaging winds and large hail across this region.Trailing thunderstorms could cause flash flooding.East Coast avoids most impactsThe storm will move into southern Canada and race off north of the United States. The storm will continue to decrease in intensity as well.There could be some locally strong wind gusts across parts of the Great Lakes into Thursday night, however, calmer and quieter weather should overtake much of the Northeast by Friday with only a couple of showers. Gusty winds should remained confined to the Great Lakes region.Much of the Northeast will see a nice spring preview on Friday with temperatures warming into the 60s. There is a chance as the cold front nears the region it could spark a few isolated gusty thunderstorms Friday late afternoon. No significant severe weather or substantial wind is expected.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 8

Utah Baseball Wins Series Over Washington State, 12-11

first_img Written by Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPULLMAN, Wash. – Erick Migueles hit two home runs to lead the Utah baseball team to a 12-11 win over Washington State on Saturday afternoon, giving the Utes the series victory and closing out the season for the team.Utah took a 4-0 lead in the first inning and led by as many as five runs, but as the game continued Washington State rallied back several times in the late innings, tying the game at 9-9 in the seventh before Utah came back for the win.Migueles went 2-for-2 with four RBI, four runs scored and two walks. He finishes his season with a team-leading seven home runs. Rykker Tom, Dominic Foscalina and Matt Richardson all had two hits and two RBI on the day. Tom also homered for the Utes.Senior Josh Lapiana pitched 5 2/3 innings in his final appearance for the Utes, allowing five runs (four earned) on 11 hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Jacob Rebar allowed four runs in part of an inning while Trenton Stoltz, who tied the Utah career record with his 87th pitching appearance, earned the win after allowing two unearned runs and three hits with a strikeout.The game began on a strange note as DaShawn Keirsey Jr., struck out to lead off the game but reached first on a wild pitch. Oliver Dunn hit an RBI double for the game’s first run while Tom homered – originally called a double but called a home run on further review – to give Utah a 3-0 lead. A walk and two additional hits in the inning gave Utah another run for a 4-0 lead.Washington State got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the second but the Utes continued to pull ahead with a run in the fourth off hits from Foscalina and Shea Kramer and added two runs in the fifth on a bases-loaded single from Richardson for a 7-2 lead.The Cougars began to claw back, scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth and three in the sixth to cut Utah’s lead to 7-6. The Utes increased their lead in the top of the seventh as Migueles led off the inning with his first homer of the day. Chandler Anderson singled and stole second, moving to third on a sacrifice bunt before beating the throw home on a short fly out for a 9-6 advantage.Washington State tied the game at 9-9 in the bottom of the seventh with three runs.With one swing in the top of the eighth, Migueles hit a three-run homer to give Utah a 12-9 lead. Keirsey walked to lead off the inning and Dunn reached on an error before the big hit from Migueles.Washington State came back for two runs with the help of an error in the bottom of the eighth, cutting Utah’s lead to 12-11. In the ninth, the Cougars again threatened, putting two runners on with no outs after a single and hit batter. A wild pitch moved both runners over before Stoltz got a strikeout for the first out of the inning. An intentional walk to load the bases paid off when the Utes got a double play to end the game.Utah ends its season with a 16-39 record (8-22 Pac-12). May 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Wins Series Over Washington State, 12-11 Robert Lovelllast_img read more

May 7

Two Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each other

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Two Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each other previous nextAgencies & PeopleTwo Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each otherDavid Ware and Peter Lee both worked as agents in the town of Taunton until retiring but have both now died within 24 hours of each other.Nigel Lewis12th July 20190984 Views Two retired but formerly rival estate agents in the South West have died within a day of each other.Taunton agents David Ware (pictured, above), founder of Ware & Co and a former NAEA president and Peter Lee, who ran an eponymous estate agency in the town and was also a well-known name in the area, have died in their mid-70s following their retirement from sales and lettings.David Ware, who has died aged 74 and is said to have loved his work as an estate agent, founded his company in 1986 and in 1991 became president of NAEA Propertymark.Although he later retired, he was a frequent visitor to his former business’s branch in Taunton, which is still run by members of his family.Estate agentA celebration of his life is due to be held today at Taunton Deane Crematorium at 2pm, at which family members have said mourners can wear ‘bright colours’ to celebrate his life.Peter Lee, who died a day after David Ware on June 24 aged 76 years, was a well-known local estate agent who also ran his own company and who also gained local fame after serving as a mayor of Taunton.His funeral is due to take place also at Taunton Deane Crematorium on July 18th at 2.30pm.Ware & Co Taunton estate agent July 12, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

May 4

Joseph J. Battaglia Receives Prestigious Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from US Navy League

first_img Industry news Joseph J. Battaglia Receives Prestigious Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from US Navy League View post tag: award April 20, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Joseph J. Battaglia Receives Prestigious Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from US Navy League View post tag: Navy View post tag: League View post tag: Joseph View post tag: W. View post tag: Battaglia View post tag: fleet View post tag: News by topic View post tag: J.center_img View post tag: Chester View post tag: Admiral View post tag: Naval Telephonics Corporation is honored and proud to have Joe Battaglia as their leader and we thank Joe for his dedication, outstanding leadership and vision that makes Telephonics what it is today.About TelephonicsTelephonics’ high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses.About Griffon CorporationGriffon Corporation (the “Company” or “Griffon”), headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Company oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. The Company provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital to further diversify itself.Forward-Looking Statements“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the company’s management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Information concerning risks and uncertainties that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statements are set forth in Griffon Corporation’s filings with the SEC. The company does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.[mappress]Source: telephonics, April 20, 2011 View post tag: from View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: US View post tag: receives Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation , announced today that its President and CEO, Mr. Joseph J. Battaglia, received the prestigious Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award during the Sea-Air-Space Black Tie Gala on April 12, 2011.This award is presented to an individual or organization that has made an exemplary contribution to the enhancement of U.S. maritime strength and in turn, to the national security of the United States. As President and CEO of Telephonics Corporation since 1995, Mr. Battaglia has seen his company become a leading supplier to U.S. and international military markets. He was a champion in the development of the MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mode Radar, which fundamentally changed the way the U.S. Navy conducts anti-submarine warfare with Carrier Strike Groups.Mr. Battaglia is helping forge the future with development of the game-changing Advanced Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination capability for the Navy. Telephonics also provides critical avionics for the F/A-18, P-3, P-8, MH-60S, and precision landing systems for aircraft carriers and large-deck amphibious assault ships.In his 40-plus year career, Mr. Battaglia has held a variety of positions, including vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Defense Systems Division and vice president of Business Development for Litton’s Laser Systems Division. He is a graduate of Adelphi University with a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, respectively. View post tag: prestigious Share this articlelast_img read more

May 4

USCG Cutter William Flores Repatriates 46 Cuban Migrants

first_img View post tag: William Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG Cutter William Flores Repatriates 46 Cuban Migrants March 29, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: 46 The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday, who were interdicted in two different cases this week.The first interdiction occurred after Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification of a 15-foot raft with 29 people aboard south of Key West, Fla., Saturday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island interdicted the migrants and transferred them to the cutter William Flores for repatriation.The second interdiction occurred after sector Key West watchstanders received notification of 17 migrants on a vessel headed towards Key West Sunday. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Key West smallboat crew who arrived on scene, safely embarked the migrants and transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk. The migrants were later transferred to the cutter William Flores for repatriation. “The United States Coast Guard’s day-to-day, critical missions including migrant interdiction operations remain steadfast,” said Capt. Brendan McPherson, 7th Coast Guard District chief of enforcement. “We continue to patrol vigilantly to rescue and repatriate undocumented migrants who take to the sea, and together with our partner agencies, will vigorously investigate and prosecute migrant smuggling and associated crimes. There is a controlled, safe, and legal means of migration to the United States. Failing to follow this process is illegal and needlessly endangers the lives of migrants and those sworn to protect our borders.”Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention.The cutter William Flores is one of the 58 New, Sentinel-class fast response cutters replacing the Island-class patrol boats. The FRC will be capable of speeds in excess of 28 knots and operating in seas up to 18-feet. Armed with a 25-mm chain gun and four .50 caliber machine guns, the Fast Response Cutter provides lethal homeland security firepower. The speed, stability and firepower of the FRC deliver tremendous lifesaving, law enforcement and homeland security capabilities in the same package.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 29, 2013; Image: USCG Share this article View post tag: Flores View post tag: USCGcenter_img View post tag: Cutter View post tag: Migrants View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cuban View post tag: Repatriates View post tag: News by topic USCG Cutter William Flores Repatriates 46 Cuban Migrantslast_img read more

May 4

Swedish Navy Gotland submarine Halland ready for new engine

first_img View post tag: Gotland-class March 3, 2017 View post tag: A26 View post tag: Swedish Navy Photo: SaabSaab, the Swedish company in charge of the Scandinavian country’s submarine construction and modernization, shared photos of the Gotland-class submarine HMS Halland bisected and ready for the installation of a new Stirling Mk3 engine.The submarine is being upgraded under a contract signed between Sweden’s Defense Material Administration (FMV) and Saab Kockums on 30 June 2015. The two sides also agreed the construction of two completely new submarines for the Swedish Navy.Saab refers to the new A26 submarine as “the most modern submarine programme on the planet”.The new submarines build on the successes of their predecessors, however, as Gotland-class submarines proved their mettle against their nuclear-powered counterparts.In fact, the U.S. Navy was so impressed by HMS Gotland during wargames that they asked Sweden to borrow the submarine for two years. Sweden acceded and HMS Gotland spent two years (2005-2007) in San Diego, California, participating in training with the US Navy, scoring many successes that included “sinking” many U.S. submarines and approaching aircraft carriers without being detected.One of the reasons the submarines are so effective is the Stirling engine they are equipped with.The Stirling engine was invented in 1816 and was named for Robert Stirling, who invented the first closed cycle air engine. The engine is also known as a hot air engine as it is powered by the pressure difference in the working fluid at different temperatures. Heat can be attained from a wide range of sources, and the Stirling engine is used in, among other applications, civil solar energy projects.In Swedish submarines, heat is derived from low-sulphur diesel which is combusted using liquid oxygen stored in tanks on board. The Stirling engines are integrated in complete modules which also contain oxygen and fuel systems, along with a generator.The air-independent propulsion system enables Swedish submarines to have a long operating time underwater, without having to surface and reveal their location. Submarines equipped solely with diesel-electric propulsion systems are able to remain submerged for a few days before they are required to surface (or break the surface using a snorkel). The Stirling engine increases underwater duration to several weeks.The technology is cost-effective in comparison to other air-independent technologies, such as fuel cells and nuclear power. And these are both highly complex and difficult to manage.All Swedish submarines are equipped with Stirling engines. The first engine was installed on the Näcken submarine in 1988 and, in the years that followed, the system has evolved and much operational experience has been gained.The system is now in its third generation, Stirling Mk3, which boasts increased efficiency and power density, as well as a new control system and HMI. View post tag: Saabcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Photo: Swedish Gotland-class submarine ‘Halland’ ready for new engine Authorities Share this article Photo: Swedish Gotland-class submarine ‘Halland’ ready for new enginelast_img read more