Pennsylvania EMT Killed in Crash

first_imgMCCALMONT TOWNSHIP, PA (WeAreCentralPA.com) — A 37-year-old man who formerly worked for the DuBois Ambulance Service was killed Monday morning when his SUV left the road. William Duffield of Ridgway died when his SUV crashed near Wayne Storage around 7:45 a.m. Monday morning. Police say he lost control when trying to make a left turn. He hit an embankment and his SUV rolled multiple times.last_img

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Little Free Pantries Spread Goodies From Sidewalks, Let Neighbors Pay it Forward

first_imgRELATED: High School Kids Start Food Pantry to Keep Classmates From HungerThe Little Free Pantry project has been giving communities the chance to provide for local people living in poverty, by erecting small cabinets and filling them with food and school supplies, free for the taking.Even if your neighborhood is not suffering from impoverishment, the pantries can still be used as a method of sharing your surplus with those around you.Since its first unit was erected by Little Free Pantry founder Jessica McClard in 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, dozens more have been constructed around America by people eager to spread the compassion.MORE: Judges Are Refusing to Jail People Who Can’t Pay Fines, Choosing Community Service InsteadIt’s such a great idea that it has spawned a spin-off organization known as the Blessing Box—run by a Christian church group and filling their own set of pantries in Ohio.“How I’d love to have it function is that it would not necessarily be a place for people who are really in need, but just for anyone,” Jessica told Shareable. “On the last day of school, I put some bubbles and jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk, and balloons in the pantry. I had to encourage the parents to send their kids there because they didn’t think it was for them.”MORE: Crochet Community Piles On the Yarn for Princess Wigs for Kids With CancerAnd while regular food kitchens have set hours of operation and requirements, the LFP’s accessibility makes it an easy 24/7 fix for anyone nearby.“I feel that the Pantry could potentially be for everyone. I took something out of it and took it home because I wanted to know what that felt like. It felt really good. It felt like community.”CHECK OUT: Woman Donates Entire Toy Store to Kids in Homeless SheltersIf you want to build your own LFP, you can Google “Little Free Library plans” to find different specifications, measurements, blueprints, and tips. Once you have your pantry at the ready, you can organize a group of friends, family, or church-goers to keep it stocked during the week.Check out the Little Food Pantry’s Facebook page and website to hear about new boxes being erected by generous folks around the world.Join In The Generosity, Click To Share With Your Friends on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf you’re already a fan of the Little Free Libraries that provide free books to anyone passing by, then get ready for the Little Free Pantry – a project that is erecting tiny boxes stocked with goodies that leave no small impact on neighbors who don’t have enough to eat.last_img read more

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Notre Dame student starts non-profit benefitting South Sudan

first_imgTags: education, Education Bridge, Non-profit, south sudan In 2005, Majak Anyieth left his family behind in South Sudan to go to Kenya in pursuit of an education. When he returned eight years later, he found that little had improved in his home country in terms of educational opportunities. Traditional conflicts between neighboring communities were still in full play — but Anyieth, having spent eight years in a different country, had realized that conflict wasn’t always unavoidable.“I learn(ed) from my experience in Kenya that I could live harmoniously with people from other communities … I had been taught otherwise growing up,” Anyieth, now a junior at Notre Dame, said in an email.Motivated by his experiences, Anyieth started Education Bridge, a non-profit aimed at creating educational opportunities and lessening violence in South Sudan.“Education Bridge is a non-profit organization that is striving to promote peace and education in South Sudan,” Anyieth said. “We organize week-long seminars for teaching high school students nonviolent conflict resolution skills, teamwork, negotiation and other entrepreneurial skills. In so doing, we also invite students to learn about other communities and challenge many stereotypes that fuel inter-communal conflict in the country.”According to Anyieth, in the past Education Bridge has run conflict resolution seminars as well as a campaign titled “I Need Peace.” The campaign aimed to “help voice the will of ordinary people who are suffering the consequences of a recent conflict that left 2.5 million people displaced and many thousands dead.”Anyieth noted that illiteracy and “traditional hostilities” have led to many young South Sudanese citizens becoming involved in intertribal conflict and other forms of violence. Subsequently, Education Bridge works to confront two major issues within the country: education and violence.“South Sudan has one of the lowest literacy levels in the world, merely at 27 percent,” Anyieth said, “That of girls is even worse at 16 percent. The lack of education means lack of human capital in the country. No health systems. 51 percent of the country lives below poverty line. Because of illiteracy and economic struggles, there is a lot of violence involving cattle raiding and other disputes. We believe education can open a door for a more peaceful and prosperous country … It is for this reason that we are doing everything we can to provide educational opportunities for young South Sudanese. We hope in so doing, we will not lose another generation to illiteracy, poverty and violence.”Education Bridge is currently working on constructing a secondary school in Bor, South Sudan. Once completed in January 2017, the school will provide much-needed educational opportunities to 200 students and, Anyieth hopes, “inter-communal dialogues … providing them with educational opportunities but also with a chance to learn about other communities; deconstructing stereotypes and highlighting our oneness.” The school will employ the nonviolent conflict-resolution seminars previously developed by Education Bridge.“I was awarded the Dalai Lama fellowship last year, which provided us with some funding to help start the project,” Anyieth said, “Right now, we are fundraising the remaining funds to help finish our school construction this summer and to help organize teacher training in preparation for opening in January 2017. We need $15,000 to finish everything.”“We have also started partnering with different organizations like Mercy Beyond Borders, which will be providing scholarships to some of our students from poor families. Though it causes only $300 to attend school for one year, not many families can afford [it]. These scholarships will also be critical to promoting girls’ education, as many families are hesitant to invest in girls’ education for cultural reasons.”Students who wish to help can donate unwanted books to Education Bridge’s book drive, or donate to school-building efforts.“I [hope] that through Education Bridge, I can mobilize a group of like-minded people, to put our time and energy into changing the fate of our community by creating educational opportunities and rethinking how we tell our stories to foster a created of a more united country,” Anyieth said.last_img read more

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The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream Will No Longer Be Groovin’ on Broadway This Christmas

first_img View Comments Part Broadway show, part rock concert, Once Upon a Dream, written by Steven Van Zandt and directed by Van Zandt and Marc Brickman, and featuring the legendary ‘60s pop, rock and soul group had been slated to play a three-week limited engagement at Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre beginning December 15. The production is currently on a U.S. tour. The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream will no longer be appearing on Broadway this Christmas. A post on the group’s Facebook page stated: “Unfortunately, The Rascals planned return to Broadway next month has been canceled at this time. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.”center_img Once Upon a Time originally premiered at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, in December 2012 before opening at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on April 16. The Rascals is comprised of singer Eddie Brigati, drummer Dino Danelli, guitarist Gene Cornish and keyboardist Felix Cavaliere. The concert features hit Rascals songs including “Groovin’,” “A Girl Like You,” “Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free.”last_img read more

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VeloVie and Essor USA are Official Bike Sponsors of HITS Triathlon…

first_img Related HITS Inc has confirmed that carbon bike specialist VeloVie and accessories company Essor USA will be the official bike sponsors of the HITS Triathlon Series nationwide US race tour.VeloVie’s claim to fame is its personalized, direct-to consumer approach and its ‘Pay a little and you get a lot’ mantra. According to the company, this translates into significant savings and excellent customer experience. In keeping with that philosophy, the company will provide additional discounts to HITS athletes, competitor swag and podium prizes at all HITS races.“VeloVie is proud to partner with HITS Triathlon Series,” said Mehdi Farsi, Co-Founder and CMO for VeloVie. “Our high calibre products fit hand-in-hand with all that HITS offers – a dedication to the sport and interest in helping both novice and experienced athletes achieve their goals.”In addition to VeloVie, its sister company Essor USA has joined the HITS Triathlon Series as Official Bike Accessory Sponsor. Offering carbon fibre bike products at reasonable prices, Essor USA was created by passionate cyclists and industry professionals. The company provides carbon fibre components, accessories and apparel that ‘take the art of cycling to a whole new level.’Essor USA, like VeloVie, “Is the perfect fit for anyone – those just beginning the cycling experience and those who want to intensify their competitive potential,” added Farsi. “We have high performance upgrades at prices that won’t break the bank. Our commitment to athletes is demonstrated through our rewards programs, outstanding warranty and customer service. Together with HITS, we will empower athletes to take their training and racing to great heights.”With three successful years of racing in the bag and growing numbers of participants, HITS Triathlon Series is dedicated to aligning with sponsors that are offer ‘exceptional service, value-driven pricing, customization and proven dedication to the sport.’ Both VeloVie and Essor USA are seen to exemplify these values, in keeping with HITS’ own.HITS North Country 140.6 champion Adam Folts, who rides a VeloVie bike while racing, said, “VeloVie and Essor are great companies for every athlete. They offer the same material and components as other competing brands at half the price.” Folts added, “They both offer top-notch products at a fraction of the cost. That is something I can stand (or swim, bike and run) behind.”While established in 2011, HITS Triathlon Series has quickly made its mark, gaining momentum and recognition in the multisport community, winning the support of both industry and mainstream sponsors. “It’s rewarding to see HITS’ sponsorships grow with our races,” noted Thomas Struzzieri, HITS President and CEO.“Partnering with companies as dedicated to advancing triathlon as we are, such as Velovie and Essor, benefits athletes and the sport in general. Our participants will appreciate their meticulous craftsmanship and value.”Formed in 2006 and based in Tempe, Arizona, VeloVie was founded on pure love for the sport of cycling and a commitment to creating the ultimate ride. Founder Homay Farsi, along with Mehdi Farsi, Reza Farsi and Eric Ferguson live for the bike, hence the name VeloVie. They offer individual customization on each bike they sell, ‘whittling the bicycle buying experience down to its most essential factors.’Essor, founded by the same partners, designs lightweight and affordable carbon fibre parts. Designed in the USA, these products ‘equip cycling enthusiasts with the tools they need to perform their best and pursue their passion.’HITS Triathlon Series events feature five distances geared to the needs, training, capacity and personal goals of every athlete. In addition to providing a product for the seasoned athlete with the Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full distance races, HITS also developed the entry-level Open format and ‘introduced the sport to those who never imagined themselves beginning or finishing such an event.’HITS Triathlon Series offers ten events in desirable locations across the United States, culminating with the HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California on 6-7 December 2014. The next event will take place this weekend on 16-17 August 2014 in Waconia, Minnesota.HITS Inc is a special events management company focused on producing endurance sports events and hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS is dedicated to ‘creating high-quality events in desirable destinations with unmatched, professional operations.’www.HitsEndurance.comwww.velovie.comlast_img read more

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Hyperlocal = location, location, location

first_imgHyperlocal is the latest marketing buzzword, but it isn’t a new idea.  It essentially means a very specific area, very close to home.  Within the credit union world, it’s defined as your core target market living three to five miles from the branch.At Momentum, we’ve actually discovered that using a 2 mile radius provides a more strategic community-based approach that supports hyperlocalism.Credit unions located within urban centers are going to have to take a hyperlocal approach.  Why?Credit unions are established with community based charters to differentiate themselves in the market and attract and retain members.  By focusing on hyperlocalism, it’s much easier to create lasting connections with existing and potential members.A good example of hyperlocalism is Umpqua Bank’s downtown branch in Seattle.  They demonstrate their ties to the downtown neighborhood, but also to the very specific community of Pioneer Square.  Their in-branch marketing displays a historic pergola that is an iconic symbol of the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle. They are active in local blogging and events.  They bring members and potential members from their neighborhood community into the branch for seminars, workshops, and even wine tastings.  Hyperlocalism has proven to be a very successful strategy for Umpqua.As I said earlier, being hyperlocal is not a new idea.  A hyperlocal option that serves only those that “live, work, worship, or attend school” in the central city, Northwest Resource Federal Credit Union has been serving Portlanders since 1935. Northwest Resource supports local business with “a complete line of business services,” according to Kim Faucher, vice president of marketing. “All of our lending decisions are made locally and loans are serviced locally.” Striving to build a better neighborhood, Faucher says, “We work well with many of Old Town’s social service agencies, including Central City Concern and Transition Projects, by helping their clients open savings accounts, obtain small loans, and build financial independence.” Also serving the artistic community, Northwest Resource displays local art in the lobby, selling it on behalf of the artist, and hosts the occasional First Thursday event.The credit union ideal of community and hyperlocal go hand-in-hand.  How can you decide if hyperlocal is the right approach for your credit union? If you’re in an urban center,  Hyperlocal = Your local community.Examples:Washington (State): Not hyperlocalKing County, WA: Semi-hyperlocalBallard, WA: Truly hyperlocalIs hyperlocal just a new trend or here to stay?  The concept of marketing to hyperlocal areas has been around since the inception of credit unions and is definitely here to stay. What is continually evolving is how you actually deliver hyperlocal marketing to members whether its through in-branch marketing, social media or local events.Is it time for your credit union to go hyperlocal? 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Horrocks Heather is the Director of Marketing at Momentum, a national design-build firm. Heather and the Momentum team work with Credit Unions to facilitate strategic planning, evaluate facilities growth needs, and … Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Detailslast_img read more

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Liberty Property Trust to Begin Redevelopment of Newly Acquired Industrial Building

first_imgLiberty Property Trust announced it will begin redevelopment and renovation of a newly acquired industrial building at 2626 S. 7th St. in Phoenix.The property is located within minutes of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the company has rebranded the property, which it purchased in September, “Liberty Sky Harbor Center.”Work will begin in January 2013 and is expected to be complete in 2Q 2013.“The redevelopment of Liberty Sky Harbor Center comes at a time when interest is high in well-located, efficient industrial space,” said John DiVall, senior vice president and city manager for Liberty’s Arizona region.“This is more than a face lift; it’s a repositioning of the property that will be attractive for potential tenants seeking a cross dock warehouse building with expansive outside area in the Sky Harbor International Airport submarket, which is virtually non-existent today.”DiVall said he anticipates the work will begin with the demolition of a smaller office building on the east end of the property. That area is slated for an expansive parking area for trailers and outside storage.New dock doors will be installed along the south side of the building with a new concrete truck court on the south side of the property as well. The existing fencing will be relocated back to the property line on the south and southwest sides of the property and high efficiency exterior site lighting will be added.Work on the building itself will include the installation of additional dock doors on the south, east and west sides of the building and new asphalt throughout the property. Improvements will also include energy efficiency steps such as a complete roof overlay, new R-11 insulation to be added to the underside of the roof deck, native landscaping for water conservation and the use of low-VOC paint on the interior and exterior.Liberty purchased the property this fall from Emerik Properties Corp. The seller was represented by Jerry McCormick of CBRE and Liberty was represented by Bob Crum of Ross Brown Partners, who will also have the leasing assignment. The general contractor for the project is Howard S. Wright.Liberty owns approximately 2 MSF of industrial and office space in Arizona. In addition to Liberty Cotton Center, major holdings include Liberty 303 Business Park in Goodyear, the LEED Gold 8501 E. Raintree Drive in Scottsdale and Liberty Tolleson Center.last_img read more

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McCarthy breaks ground on new Banner Boswell ER, patient tower

first_imgMcCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on a new ER and patient tower project at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., with the demolition of a 33-year-old, two-story parking structure that paves the way for the start of new construction. The new $106 million emergency room (ER), main lobby and patient tower at Banner Boswell Medical Center, located at 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City, Ariz., includes a 40,000-square-foot emergency room and a new six-story tower that will serve as the hospital’s new main entrance and provide room for future growth.The new ER, which is projected to complete construction in summer 2020, will provide much needed additional capacity. Banner Boswell’s existing ER often runs at or near capacity. The new ER will increase the number of beds by a third — from 42 to 56 — allowing the department to care for up to 60,000 ER patients annually. The current ER was built to handle up to 45,000 patients annually.“Banner Boswell Medical Center opened nearly 50 years ago to serve the small, but growing community of Sun City,” said Banner Boswell Chief Operating Officer Brian Standage. “Since then, our hospital has evolved into a leading provider of medical care in the Northwest Valley, including a nationally-recognized heart program. Our new ER and patient tower positions us to serve the community for the next 50 years and beyond,” he said, “as we strive to make healthcare easier and life better for our patients.”The new tower will represent an additional $46 million investment into the community by nonprofit Banner Health. Combined with the new emergency room, which the community is helping support through donations to the Sun Health Foundation, Banner Boswell is set to receive an investment totaling more than $106 million.“What an exciting time this is for the community as a new milestone in health care is occurring, thanks in part to community support for the ER through Sun Health Foundation’s Generosity  for Generations Campaign,” said Joe La Rue, Sun Health President/CEO. “We are proud of the philanthropic partnership we have with Banner Boswell – philanthropic partners to continue a legacy of health care.”The tower’s first floor, to open in late 2020, will contain the main lobby, gift shop, retail pharmacy, admitting desk and chapel. The five floors above the main lobby will remain “shelled” space, reserved for future inpatient rooms. “Shell space” is space constructed to meet future needs; it is space enclosed by an exterior building shell, but otherwise unfinished inside.The project is being managed using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) with the owner, design team, general contractor and trade partners all co-located on the project site and committed to the success of the project through robust collaboration and innovation.“Co-locating the entire project team by bringing all stakeholders together in one facility has proven to be an immeasurable asset that promotes collaborative team work, a solutions-oriented culture, and a high level of accountability from all project stakeholders,” said Chris Jacobson, vice president of McCarthy Building Companies. “Hospital construction projects inherently possess a lot of moving parts, and traditional project delivery methods often result in a fair amount of redesign. By employing IPD and co-location strategies, the team is able to move forward unimpeded.”Some of the innovative cost savings measures on the Banner Boswell project include prefabrication of the following components:• Exterior skin, including glass, metal panel, EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish System) and masonry block• Interior partition walls• ER exam room headwalls including all MEP (Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing) componentsThe prefabrication will be completed offsite in a shop for the interior scope and onsite in a controlled environment for the exterior skin. As part of the IPD process, all the major building trade partners were contracted early in design to aid in target value design, constructability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination prior to permit. This has proven to save on costs and ensures that the construction team is able to proceed with system fabrication soon after the building begins coming out of the ground. The architect on the project is HMC Architects. Major trade partners include Buehler & Buehler, Southland, Foothills Fire Protection, Schuff Steel, Cannon & Wendt, University Mechanical, Norris Design and The Berg Group.last_img read more

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Terex tops ten in Japan

first_imgOn delivery, the GHMK 2204 two-rope variant movie harbour crane, ordered via Chikuho Seisakusho, will handle containers and general cargo, and has a lifting capacity curve adapted to Japanese requirements with a maximum lifting capacity of 62 tonnes, an outreach of up to 40 m and a maximum lifting speed of 85 m/min.The machine is also equipped with a second, specially developed load display in order to meet the relevant requirements for the safe load indicator in the Japanese market.Whilst this will be the tenth mobile harbour crane that Terex has supplied to the Japanese market, it will be the first crane of the company’s Generation 5 harbour cranes in the country.Once the new crane is in place, Terex Port Solutions will be represented in a nine ports throughout the country.www.Terex.comlast_img read more

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Luxembourg constructs aircraft stands

first_imgIn the first four months of 2017, Luxembourg Airport handled 286,000 tonnes, a growth rate of 16.4 percent in comparison to the same period of 2016. According to Lux-Airport, the growth rate exceeds the worldwide 14 percent growth of airfreight, based on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) first quarter statistics of 2017.The months of March and April saw growth rates at 22.1 percent and 19.4 percent respectively, growth rates not seen since the 2008 financial crisis, claims Lux-Airport.The first two stands will be available in April 2018, with the remaining two expected in October, 2018. The apron extension will be equipped with a hydrant refuelling system allowing faster and safer fuelling of freighter aircraft. www.lux-airport.lulast_img

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