GPD announces plans for Greensburg Inclusion Park

first_imgA layout of the Greensburg Inclusion can be found at the link below. The equipment has not been finalized, but a list will be provided in the near future. Funding for the Greensburg Inclusion Park will come from grants, fundraisers and private donations. To make a donation to the park, please contact GPD Chief Brendan Bridges by calling 812-663-3131. “This park is a great way for kids with or without disabilities to be able to interact with each other,” Chief Bridges said. “From firsthand experience, I was able to visit a similar park in Cincinnati with my son Jaxon, who is autistic. I saw him interact and play with kids of all ages and abilities and thought that this park would be a benefit to the residents of Greensburg.” Greensburg, IN –  A new type of park is coming to Greensburg in the future. Beginning in late 2019, Greensburg Police Chief Brendan Bridges began speaking with city officials in an effort to bring an Inclusion Park to Greensburg. Bridges met with Tina Stanton, an early childhood professor at the University of Cincinnati, CEO of Playground Equipment Services Eric Schmidt, and John Day of Miracle Midwest to design the park.center_img The Greensburg Inclusion Park, which will be located in Rebekah Park on the east side of Greensburg, will include equipment made for children of all ages and all abilities. Adults will also have the opportunity to play and interact with their children on the equipment as well, making it an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family.last_img read more

Hertfordshire girls win inaugural matches

first_img23 Aug 2012 Hertfordshire girls win inaugural matches Hertfordshire girls won the inaugural East region junior county match week at South Herts Golf Club. The team (Image © Leaderboard Photography) won all five of their matches, beating Bedfordshire 3½-2½, Essex 4½-1½, Suffolk 6-0, Norfolk 5-1 and Cambs & Hunts 6-0. Every member of the team contributed to the score and their top scorer was Scotland girl international Nicola Callander (Mill Green), who played all five games and won them all. The other team members were: Nicola Bennett (Porters Park), Emily Chan (South Herts), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Zara Houchin (The Hertfordshire), Sian Hulse (Mill Green), Ella Ofstedahl (Mill Green) and Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted). The runners-up were Suffolk on 4pts, followed by Bedfordshire 3, Essex 1½, Norfolk 1 and Cambs & Hunts ½. Kent took the honours in the South region junior county match week, hosted by Hampshire at Basingstoke. They scored 3½ points from the four matches, halving with Surrey and beating Sussex 6-1, Hampshire 5-2 and Middlesex 6-1. The runners-up were Surrey, on countback from Sussex, after both scored 2½ points, Hampshire 1½, Middlesex 0. Kent’s top scorer was Emily Royer (Chart Hills) who won all four of her matches, followed closely by Jerri Sewell (Shooters Hill) who won 3½ points from four. Also unbeaten was Molly Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham) with three out of three. The team was completed by Marnie Barber (North Foreland), Jessica Gregory (Sittingbourne), Fiona McCann (North Foreland), Ainee O’Connor (Sundridge Park) and Lily Price (Royal Blackheath).last_img read more

Pineapple Express brings considerable avalanche danger

first_imgAvalanche risk is considerable at the alpine and tree-line level in the West Kootenay backcountry, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Heavy snow falling is expected to overload buried weak interfaces in the snow pack in the backcountry, even in sheltered locations, according to James Floyer of the CAC. Up to 40 centimetres of new snow has fallen in the last 24 hours, but a freezing rain crust was laid down late in the storm as the snow turned to rain and lies on or near the surface. “Approximately 50-60 cm. of storm snow now sits on a buried surface hoar layer that I suspect exists in the alpine in shaded areas, at tree line and below tree line,” he wrote in his report. On southern aspects, this snow lies on an unsupportive sun crust, he said. Around 140 cm. of snow exists at tree line elevations. There are some reports of facets on the rain crust near the ground. Special message The region is still under the influence of a classic “Pineapple Express.” Very dangerous avalanche conditions will develop and persist throughout this storm Weather forecast Wednesday: A weak ridge of high pressure builds bringing dry conditions and cooler temperatures. Thursday: Expect light precipitation and light southwesterly winds. Avalanche activity Recent reports include naturally occurring wind slab avalanches large enough to bury a person and up to 40 cm. deep in open tree line and low alpine terrain. Wind slabs and storm snow weaknesses are susceptible to human triggers with reports of small slope-cuts, “whumpfing,” and shooting cracks. Areas to avoid Slide paths with alpine or treeline start zones during heavy or prolonged periods of snowfall and large wind loaded north aspect slopes. Areas of concern Wind-loaded slopes in alpine and open tree line areas and slopes exposed to terrain traps. Techniques to manage risk Watch for obvious signs of instability such as recent avalanches, whumpfs, shooting cracks or hollow sounding patches of wind slab. Back off onto simple terrain if you observe any of these. Stay well back from large avalanche paths. Regroup only in safe areas well away from avalanche runout zones such as in stands of dense mature forest. Enter your line low or avoid the steepest top part of the slope using ridges and ribs to get below the pillows at the top.last_img read more

Hawks outlast Leafs to grab lead in Murdoch Final

first_imgMitch Foyle and Tyler Hartman scored in the opening frame to give the Hawks an early 2-0 advantage.However, goals by Logan Wullum, on the power play, and Nicholas Wihak 22 seconds apart tied the game for Nelson.Hawks Ryan Terpsma and Wihak, on the power play, exchanged goals in the final minutes of the frame as defence took a holiday in the wide open first period.Tyler Ghirardosi scored the lone goal in the second period for Beaver Valley on a 3-on-1 rush to give the home squad a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 27-24 in the game giving the Hawks and netminder Tallon Kramer a fifth-straight playoff win.Devin Allen saw his three-game winning streak stopped in the loss.The series shift back to Nelson Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena for Games three and four.Puck drop in Nelson is 7 p.m. A goal by Dylan Heppler two minutes into the third period proved to be the winner powering the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Tuesday night in Game one of the Murdoch Division Final.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday in Fruitvale.Heppler took a pass from former Leaf Nolan Percival and Kyle Hope to give the Hawks a 5-3 lead.Sawyer Hunt scored with 12 seconds remaining in the game to cut the lead to a goal but that would be a close as Nelson would get.last_img read more

Yelp Reports Q4 Losses As Local Gets More Crowded Than Ever

first_imgRelated Posts Images via Yelp Yelp just reported its fourth quarter earnings and things aren’t looking that sunny for the stalwart local discovery site. In Q4 Yelp raked in $41.2 million in revenue, losing $.08 cents per share for a net loss of $5.3 million, an outlook a bit grimmer than projected losses of $.03 per share. Still, the company exceeded analyst estimates, which pegged the Yelp to report $40.2 million in revenue. The company’s stock predictably dipped in after-hours trading by around 3%.Yelp should own local. But it doesn’t. The company, founded in the mobile dark age of 2004, is being assaulted on some major fronts. There’s Foursquare of course, but the biggest threat is Facebook’s renewed interest in local, which the company will be building out in the coming months in the form of a feature called “Nearby.”Nearby is a big threat to Foursquare too, if Facebook doesn’t fumble the reboot. You might recall Facebook Places, which was shuttered in 2011, well before Facebook commanded the mobile savvy and the mobile products that it does now. Still, Yelp did have a little good news: Its web portal hit 100 million unique visitors in January 2013. The company also reported that reviews were up 45% in 2012 and its reach on mobile devices grew by 60%. (You can find more Yelp stats in the infographic below.) The heat is on to see who can monetize mobile the fastest – but clearly Yelp just isn’t quite there yet. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#business#Local#mobile#yelp A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit taylor hatmakerlast_img read more

IPL 2011: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings- CSK win by 6 wickets

first_imgSuresh Raina scored a quick-fire 73 not out as Chennai beat Bangalore by six wickets to reach the final of the IPL-4. Score | PhotosBangalore will now play in the ‘Qualifier 2’ against the winner of the ‘Eliminator’ match between Kolkata and Mumbai.If Bangalore win the second qualifier, they too will proceed to the final to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium In Chennai on Saturday.Chasing 176, Chennai reached the target with two balls to spare against Bangalore during the ‘Qualifier 1’ at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.In a repeat of the last league game between the two teams, Tuesday saw the openers falling to the same bowlers.Paceman Zaheer Khan got rid of Michael Hussey on the sixth ball of the innings even before he had opened his account. In the next over another left-arm pacer S Aravind got the better of Murali Vijay to reduce Chennai to 7/2 in 1.3 overs.Then S Badrinath and Suresh Raina put on 63 runs for the third wicket trying to bring the Chennai innings back on track after the early setback. But in the 11th over Badrinath fell to Abhimanyu Mithun when batting on 34. He wanted to play the ball inside-out, but failed miserably and gave a catch to S Aravind in the covers.Post Badrinath’s wicket, Raina and captain MS Dhoni got going against the opposition bowlers. They started dealing in boundaries trying to raise the slow run rate. And the two picked Mithun for their onslaught. While Raina hit two sixes off him in the 13th over Dhoni hit a four and the over fetched as many as 23 runs.advertisementThe Dhoni-Raina quick-fire 61 run stand finally came to an end in the 17th over off Zaheer Khan. The Chennai captain hit a six off him and then went for another one but this time Mithun caught him at long on and Dhoni was seen walking back on 29. And Chennai were down to 131/4. Raina and Albie Morkel then treated the slog overs the way they are supposed to be treated – as clubbing exercise.The two hit three sixes in the 19th over that saw 21 runs being scored in it.Chennai now needed 12 runs in the last over. Raina took a single on the first ball and then Morkel hit a four and followed it up with a double. A six off the fourth ball by Morkel pushed the Chennai total to 177 – run above the required target.Raina’s 73 came off 50 ball and included a four and six sixes in it.  Morkel scored 28 off 10 balls hitting a four and three sixes on the way.Bangalore inningsVirat Kolhi scored a dogged 70 as Bangalore put on a competitive 175/4 against Chennai.Earlier, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field.Unlike their league games including the last one against Chennai, Chris Gayle didn’t provide Bangalore with a flying start on Tuesday. He departed in the fourth over off the innings off offie R Ashwin, leg before, when the team total was 30/1.Then one-down batsman Virat Kohli and Mayank Agarwal tried to revive the innings post the early setback. The two had put on 35 runs for the second wicket when Agarwal fell. He holed out to Doug Bollinger off Dwayne Bravo on the last ball of the ninth over when batting on 34.Two overs later Chennai’s left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati got rid of AB de Villiers cheaply to reduce Bangalore to 85/3.Finally, Kohli and Luke Pomersbach got on with a partnership helping Bangalore to a decent score. The two put on 48 runs for the fourth wicket before Bollinger scalped Pomersbach in the 17th over when he was batting on 29.But more than that, the last ball of the 18th over brought in a major blow for Chenani, literally. As Ashwin got hit by Saurabh Tiwary just above the left eye and was helped off the field. Clearly he needed a stretcher, but he was made to walk back.  Virat Kohli and Saurabh Tiwary were at the crease when Bangalore’s came to a close. Kohli’s 70 came 44 balls and included five fours and three sixes.last_img read more

House Passes Bill to Facilitate NHT Budgetary Support

first_imgLegislation to facilitate the withdrawal of $11.4 billion annually from the National Housing Trust (NHT), to provide budgetary support over the next four years, was passed on Tuesday, March 5, in the House of Representatives.The Bill, entitled the National Housing Trust (Special Provisions) Act 2013, was piloted by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.The legislation will enable the NHT to provide financial support for fiscal consolidation beginning financial year 2013/2014 and ending in 2016/2017.In opening the debate, Dr. Phillips said the decision to utilise the resources of the NHT is necessary in achieving a primary surplus target of 7.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the next fiscal year. This, he said, is a critical plank of the Economic Reform Programme and to secure an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).He said that if the Government did not seek to access the additional revenue inflows from the NHT, then it would have had to raise the money through taxes.“After much deliberation, it was the determination of the administration and the Cabinet that this would be the least burdensome option on the citizens of the country,” Dr. Phillips said.He stressed that the contribution from the NHT would not impair the Fund’s mandate of providing affordable housing solutions, through construction and mortgage options. The Minister told the House that “we are carrying this legislation not because we did not have the legal authority to do so, but we are doing it out of an abundance of caution to avert any misconstrued challenges by persons with or without contribution, who might want to imperil or derail the Economic Reform Programme or the negotiations with the IMF.”Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, said that the Government “wasn’t happy to have had to look at the NHT”.“A choice had to be made. Do you increase the burden on the poor and the most vulnerable in the society by increasing flour, rice, sugar and cornmeal? In the end, I think the decision that was taken would save the majority of people from more pain and hurt,” she stated.Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson, in responding to concerns raised by Leader of Opposition Business, Delroy Chuck, regarding the legality of the legislation, stated that the Government is satisfied that “there is no basis for this claim of unconstitutionality”.“In the first place, there is no taking of property in the sense that is contemplated by the Charter of Rights. Under the NHT Act, the functions of the NHT are to add to and improve the existing supply of housing, to give benefits, which mean low interest mortgages to contributors, and to generally improve the infrastructure of housing,” Mr. Atkinson said.He stated that none of those functions or purposes will be discontinued or impacted seriously.“In any event, the Attorney General Chambers looked at all these points, we examined the law and we are satisfied that there is nothing unconstitutional,” he added.The Bill will now go to the Senate for approval.last_img read more

San Diego Zoo Safari Park offering free admission to firefighters in September

first_imgSan Diego Zoo Safari Park offering free admission to firefighters in September Posted: September 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: firefighter, San Diego Zoo Safari Park FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo Safari Park recently announced that they are offering free admission to firefighters in September.According to their website, San Diego Zoo Safari Park is partnering with California Coast Credit Union to make admission free for firefighters through the month of September, as a part of their Firefighter Appreciation Month.“The San Diego Zoo Safari Park would like to thank our hard-working firefighters who help to protect people, animals, and structures across our region. We are grateful for their commitment to our safety!” San Diego Zoo Safari Park said.To learn more, visit: http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/firefighters September 1, 2018last_img read more