Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart “That’s our situation right now. We want to make a name for ourselves,” Jarencio added, unmindful of the fact that his crew has a thin chance of making it past the elimination round.The Batang Pier cranked it up in the middle two quarters, opening up a 27-point lead behind Stanley Pringle and do-it-all forward Sean Anthony.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe duo combined for 41 points.TNT closed out its elimination round stint at 7-4 like San Miguel Beer, which hammered Alaska, 114-96, in the nightcap.Alex Cabagnot led five other Beermen in double figures with 31 points as the reigning five-time champions dealt the Aces their sixth loss in 10 games. “We really finished strong,” he added. “The players knew that our backs are against the wall.”NorthPort, which started the tournament with two straight wins before that six-game slide, still has to play Alaska and Ginebra. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Crucial Batangas, Muntinlupa tiffs Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs NorthPort led by as large as 30 points as TNT, which came into the game seeking to extend a five-game winning streak, bombed out of the race for a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the playoffs.NorthPort’s win also gave idle Rain or Shine a free ride as far as the quarterfinal bonus is concerned as it booted Barangay Ginebra out of the race even if the Gin Kings can tie the Elasto Painters at 8-3 for the second best record.The Batang Pier rose to 3-6 after snapping a six-game losing streak and would need nothing less than victories in their last two games to stay in the running.Ginebra, which is at 6-3, will lose in the tiebreak even if it catches Rain or Shine in second spot. The Elasto Painters own an 83-80 victory over the Gin Kings in their only elimination round clash.“Our last six losses all boiled down on the breaks of the game,” Jarencio said. “But this time, it’s like we played a perfect game. From first half all the way to the second.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far LATEST STORIES MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Robert Bolick scores on a layup off the TNT defense. —RICHARD A. REYESNorthPort coach Pido Jarencio knows how to talk his players into giving it their all.“I told them: ‘Legends are made when their team is down,’” Jarencio said in Filipino as his Batang Pier responded in spades to his motivational pregame talk to totally crush TNT KaTropa, 109-83, in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Less than a week after a Branch Chairman of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) secured an interim injunction blocking it from holding executive elections until an audit of monies utilised by the Union for the past 12 years was conducted, a High Court decision on Tuesday saw the matter being dismissed.The interim injunction was granted by Justice Nareshwar Harnanan on Thursday. The injunction sought to restrain the respondents or their servants or agents “from holding or attempting to hold an election for office bearers for the Executive Council of the Guyana Public Service Union until the 3rd day of May, 2017 or sooner on the production by the respondents of the Auditor General’s report to the applicant and members of the Guyana Public Service Union and the audited treasurer’s report for the Guyana Public Service Union for the past 12 years to date.”The application was made by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on behalf of Gregory Gaspar, who is the Chairman of GPSU’s Branch 72.However, a statement from the GPSU on Tuesday said that the “application by Mr Gregory Gaspar of the Guyana Geology & Mines Commission has been discharged today, Tuesday 25th April, 2017”.The statement continued that after hearing submissions by the Union’s Attorney-at-Law, Roysdale Forde and relying on evidence adduced by the Union, the Judge found that the allegations by Gaspar of the Union’s non-compliance with its rules and its obligations under the Trade Unions Act were erroneous and misconceived.The GPSU Attorney-at-Law’s submissions included evidence of Annual Returns to the Registrar of Trade Unions which had Income and Expenditure Statements and Balance Sheets for the entire period up to December 31, 2016. Also presented was a statement from the Auditor General confirming the audit of the Union’s accounts up to 2005 and Income and that Expenditure Statements and Balance Sheets up to December 31, 2016 were in his possession.According to the GPSU, both Gaspar and his “instigator”, Jermain Hermanstyne were fully aware of these facts, but deliberately set out to publicly misrepresent them for “personal and petty reasons”.The Union went on to point out that the duo also advocated that their backward views should supersede rights of members in accordance with the rules of the Union.“Investigations would reveal that both Mr Gaspar and Mr Hermanstyne were amongst the poorest performers and achievers as members in the Guyana Public Service Union,” the release from the GPSU outlined.It was also indicated that the Elections Officer has been advised that the Union was now free to proceed with the elections.The Elections Officer and supporting personnel are working assiduously to hold the elections on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The General Secretary has issued a circular calling on all members notwithstanding the obvious inconvenience caused to make every effort to discharge their civic responsibilities towards the Union and meaningfully participate in the upcoming elections.GPSU President Patrick YardeOver the past weeks, a rift developed between the current Executive of the GPSU and certain branches of the Union over various issues, including President Patrick Yarde’s longstanding appointment to the post and his inability to “effectively” represent Union members, as well as issues relating to transparency and accountable.Yarde has been serving at the helm of the Union for over 30 years after consistently being re-elected to the post. However, some members are of the view that he is illegally in the position and is “holding a leash” to the post. To this end, a protest was held by several members calling for his resignation. Moreover, front runners of the protest against Yarde, Hermanstyne and Karen Vansluytman had stated that the GPSU President had adopted certain “intimidation tactics” against members who protested against him.
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RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES Week ending Friday 14th September 2012 COOKING ON A BUDGETDid you miss out last time? Don’t worry, Raphoe Family Resource Centre are hoping to run another ‘Cooking on a Budget’ course at the end of October/ start of November. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 0749145796. Limited places available!! AUTUMN GARDENINGRaphoe Family Resource Centre is hoping to run an autumn gardening course at the end of October. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 074 91 45796. Welcome to Diane!The Family Resource Centre is delighted to welcome Diane Hetherington as Youth Support Worker through Donegal Youth Service’s Community Employment Project. Diane has been volunteering with the Family Resource Centre since just before the summer break and again during the summer project. We look forward to working with Diane over the next number of months. Our best wishes are extended to our other Youth Support Worker, Robert Porter and we look forward to his return in a few weeks time.Welcome back to Melissa Laird, Josephine Simpson and Charlotte Whyte who kindly have returned to the project to lend their support to the afterschool programme and to the Youth Café and we are most grateful for that support.The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to welcome Vicki Sloan as the new Matron of the Royal and Prior Boarding School and already Vicki has called with us to involve the Boarders in some of our activities. We wish her well in her new post.Farewell to Kathrina! The Family Resource Centre bids farewell to Kathrina O’Flanagan who has just completed a four week placement with us through North West Computers. This was Kathrina’s second placement with us and once again it was a very positive experience for the Family Resource Centre. During her short spell with us Kathrina has developed a register of contact names and numbers of local organizations/ groups and businesses that will be a useful resource for anyone moving into or back to the Raphoe area. The register will be available free of charge.Congratulations! The Family Resource Centre would like to extend heartiest congratulations to our good friends at Raphoe Tidy Towns for gaining further points in Category C of the National Tidy Towns Competition 2012. They also received a Silver Medal Award in this year’s competition being the second tidiest town of its size in the counties; Cavan, Monaghan, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim. Well done to all the hard working Committee and the CE Workers under the supervision of Martin Laird, and keep up the good work!Border Villages Social Integration Project Thanks to all those who attended the recent discussion on ‘belonging’, facilitated by Owen Donnelly of the Peace and Reconciliation Group based in Derry. There has been very positive feedback on the discussion and it is hoped that further discussion workshops will take place over the next few months. The Border Villages Social Integration Project is supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.Afterschool ProgrammeWelcome back to all the young people who have returned to the Afterschool Programme and we are delighted to see a number of new faces!The Youth Café on Wednesday evenings is also back and again we had some new young people attending. The Youth Café will soon be engaging in 3 drama workshops facilitated by Smashing Times Theatre Company through its ‘creative connections’ project. This innovative project uses drama and theatre to promote a respect for human rights as a key stepping stone for peace-building, non violence and an end of racism and sectarianism in Donegal and on a cross-border basis. This project is one of eight cross-border community grant scheme projects funded by the Peace III programme and Donegal County Development Board Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.Raphoe Family Resource Centre Afterschool Programme Time TableTuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm 5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm 1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.00pm Youth Café 7.00-9.00pmThursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm 1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.00pm ASIST REFRESHERThe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 3 hour refresher workshop for those who previously participated in Asist training within the past 18 –24 months.The workshop will be held on Thursday 4th October from 7–10pm. Tea/coffee available. To book a place please contact 074 9145796. SUPPORT GROUPA support group for parents or carers will be held in Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 7pm every second Tuesday starting on 11th September. This is an informal support group for parents or guardians of a child with delayed communication or learning skills. Healthy Walks Following the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm. ZUMBA CLASSESZumba classes will be held in Raphoe Family Resource Centre from 7pm- 8pm starting on Monday 10th September. Admission is only €5 per class and will run for 6 weeks. Everyone welcome! TRAINING FOR TRANSFORMATION In 1999 the Family Resource Centre (then Raphoe Youth & Community Project) brought the Training for Transformation Programme to Raphoe. At that time 20 community leaders/activists participated in the training over several months. Training for Transformation is built on the idea of building a “temporary learning community”, and by doing so, learning the tools of building a sense of community in our own places built on three distinct realities; that everyone feels a sense of being safe and accepted, that everyone feels they are important, significant and has a part to play, that everyone feels a common bond, a sense of solidarity.Training for Transformation is ideal for developing leadership capacity at grassroots level, creating and deepening a sense of community among diverse groups, particularly those with a history of conflict, and developing skills for community building by experience, a process that is inclusive, participative and built around fostering human relationships.Partners, the community education agency working in Ireland for over 25 years and who delivered the programme in Raphoe in 1999 is now keen to return to Raphoe and East Donegal to run the Programme again and are in the process of drafting an application to the Department of Foreign Affairs. To support that application Partners are keen to base the application on the needs of groups around East Donegal, and will visit the area shortly to hear first hand the needs of local organisations.In the meantime, if you are interested in participating in the training please contact Tony on 074 9145796. Parents Plus Programme Early YEARS 0-6 year oldsSpringboard Family Support Project are running an eight week Parents Plus Programme- A Practical & Positive guide to parenting Children. Topics include being a responsive parent, encouraging and supporting Children, promoting children’s language and development, helping children concentrate and learn building co-operation in young children, managing tantrums, misbehavior and problems. To book a place on our forthcoming autumn programme, contact Springboard office on 074 9173918, date to be confirmed, Time 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., Venue Springboard, Castlegrove Raphoe. (Childcare & travel can also be provided) LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCKLegion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 23rd September. Everyone welcome. Please contact Anne Kelly, Raphoe 0879644865 or Catherine Craig, Raphoe 087 9175383 ATTENTION JOBSEEKERS!Fetac Level 5 Food Safety & HACCP Training will take place in Safetech, Rossview Business Park, Port Road, Letterkenny. The training which is free to those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, One-Parent Family Allowance etc will take place in 2 groups:- Group 1: Thursday 27th September x 4 ThursdaysGroup 2: Friday 28th September x 4 FridaysThe training will take place from 10.00am-5.00pm each day. For further information or to book a place please contact Margaret at 043 6685289. RUNNING GROUPThe new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980. LITTLE ACORNSLittle Acorns Playgroup, Derry Road, Raphoe is now part of the Government ECCE scheme.Eligible pre-schoolers must be born between 02/02/08 & 30/06/09 to avail of a FREE YEAR OF PLAYGROUP.We have only 2 ‘5’ day places left, so contact us as soon as possible to book. We also have non ECCE places available for selected days. Cost for a morning session 9.30 – 12.30 is €12.Contact Playgroup on 0858484149 / 0876870680 YOUNG PARENTS Pathways ProgrammeAre you 18-28 years old??a parent/guardian??If so, this free course could help you with-parenting advice-personal development-health awareness-paediatric first aid-it qualificationyou will get assistance with childcare and career progression, accredited training and an opportunity to meet new people.If anyone is interested please contact: 028 8225 0962/048 8225 0962 RUNNING GROUPThe new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980. Well Done Raphoe in Tidy Towns 2012.Raphoe shines with Silver Medal Award. Raphoe Tidy Towns Heritage Planter. The DiamondPhoto by Martin Laird, Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd. Congratulations and well done to all in Raphoe. As we approach mid September and the leaves on the trees around the Diamond begin to change colour it is encouraging to get the official news that our town of Raphoe received an excellent result again in this year’s National Tidy Towns Competition gaining an extra 4 points bringing the towns marks up to 297 points in category C coming 2nd place to Glenties. Raphoe also received a Silver Medal Award in this year’s competition being the second tidiest town of its size in the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim. In the bigger picture Raphoe is the 5th tidiest town of its size in category C in the entire country. All the townspeople and people from the surrounding areas should be proud of our Town for this great achievement in the National Competition. Since the Tidy towns in Raphoe began the town has increased its mark every year which is a credit especially to the Voluntary Tidy Towns Committee, all the Tidy Towns Fas DSP Project staff, the Rural Scheme staff, the Co Council, our local business people, Volt House, community groups, resident’s associations, schools, churches and indeed the entire community as a whole. The Adjudicator made the following closing remarks in this years report:“It was a delight to visit Raphoe…..The mix of natural and built heritage make it a very pleasant place to visit. Your links across the community is to be highly commended. Good luck with your future Projects”. The Tidy Towns report for Raphoe is available from Volt House reception, The Tidy Towns Office, Raphoe Post Office or online at www.tidytowns.ie click history then adjudication reports. Raphoe Tidy Towns extend best wishes and congratulations to all other Donegal Towns who took part this year in the National Competition. Local Tidy Towns information on our all year round work is available from the Raphoe Tidy Towns Office on 9145692. Martin Laird Tidy Towns Supervisor. Thank You. Using Oral history to research your Local Area HistoryFour workshops over 8 weeks to develop local awarenessInduction morning on the 19th of September in the Station House Hotel Letterkenny, from 10:00am – 12:00AIM: To develop community potential to research and compile local history with an emphasis on the use of oral history from the perspective of Older People.OUTCOMES: A new understanding of the history of a local area based on the generational experiences of local peopleCOURSE OUTLINE:Workshop 1:Mapping your area and developing local sourcesDig where you standWorkshop 2:Conducting interviews 1 Conducting interviews 2Workshop 3:Transcribing and collecting photographsEditing and combining the different sourcesWorkshop 4:Going to productionScope of future projectPlaces are limited, if you’re interested in learning more and taking part in this course, e-mail us at email@example.com or phone 01-8171911 or the Voice of OlderPeople, Donegal firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 074 91 73818 RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Monday night last the Twin-Towns boxing club members travelled to Raphoe to a very positive sparring session that saw seven local boxers take part with the Twin-Towns boxers. Club coach Gary McCullagh hopes to have boxers taking part in the Ulster Novice Intermediate championships in Belfast from 24th-28th September and club boxers will also feature in the forthcoming Donegal Novice championships in Twin-Towns boxing club on Saturday 29th September and Raphoe boxers will also be in action at the Ulster 9 counties Championships in Toome Co. Antrim from 6th – 13th October.On Sunday 30th September the Level 1 coaching course will be held in the Raphoe clubhouse at 9.30am to 5pm and 18 new boxing club coaches will be taking part in this course and the tutors will be Antrim’s Michael Hawkins and Billy McClean and Ulster boxing Secretary Sadie Duffy will be co-ordinator on the day and best wishes goes to all 18 coaches on the day. RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB: Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome. RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOE Donegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm. The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You. BALLYLENNON PW COOKERY BOOK LAUNCHBallylennon Pw ladies present their cookery book “Country Kitchen – Tried and Tested” to be launched at a Cookery Demonstration by Jenny Bristow on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 7.45 p.m. in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. Proceeds in aid of Oncology Unit Patient Comfort Fund, Letterkenny General Hospital and Nanyuki Girls School Kenya, latest project by Derek and Linda Roulston, Newtowncunningham. Tickets are €10.00, Books are €10.00. Tickets from Mount Errigal Hotel, or any Ballylennon PW member or contact 087 6593055 Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at email@example.com or to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You. Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to email@example.com every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: September 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES
Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Southampton are being tipped to make an audacious double move for Daniel Sturridge and Theo Walcott.But the Saints are not fancied to sign either of the England internationals, with Newcastle 10/11 favourites to land Sturridge from Liverpool and Everton 6/4 favourites to land Walcott from Arsenal.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
DONEGAL has three new county councillors today – with all of them promising to represent their electoral areas.Cllr Jack Murray, at just 26, is now the youngest councillor in the county after replacing Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn.The Sinn Fein man – representing Inishowen – said he was proud to take the seat once held by both TD MacLochlainn and murdered Sinn Fein councillor Eddie Fullerton. Cllr Paul Canning is the new Fianna Fail councillor after replacing new Deputy Charlie McConalogue. He will also represent Inishowen.Independent John Campbell is the new councillor for the Donegal Electoral Area after replacing Thomas Pringle.THREE NEW COUNTY COUNCILLORS START NEW ROLES was last modified: March 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)
A Letterkenny motorist was arrested after testing positive for cannabis and using green diesel.The driver, who also displayed no tax certificate, was stopped by the Roads Policing Unit at a multi-agency checkpoint in the town.A drugs test returned a positive result for cannabis. Customs officers then discovered that the car was running on green diesel.The Audi car was seized by the authorities.Letterkenny Roads Policing unit stop vehicle at a multi agency checkpoint. Driver tested positive for cannabis. Vehicle seized for no tax & was found to be running on green diesel by customs officers. pic.twitter.com/ncWzlPKvMx— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 28, 2018Donegal driver makes a hash of it in green diesel arrest was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cannabisCUSTOMSgreen dieselroads policing unit
A Chatham-Kent councillor wants Chatham-Kent to join a growing number of Canadian municipalities that have sent a signal to world governments of the pressing need to take action against climate change.South Kent Coun. Trevor Thompson is looking to bring a motion to council next month for Chatham-Kent to declare a climate change emergency. More than 40 Canadian cities have already made the declaration, which has become a national and international movement.Thompson said it’s about sending a message.“Internally, more than anything,” Thompson said.The councillor noted Chatham-Kent council identified the environment as one of its strategic pillars at a recent strategic planning session – an issue it has to focus on in a variety of ways, such as planning, procurement, reducing energy usage and emergency situations.Thompson said he has been asked what declaring a climate change emergency means. It could be seen as an empty symbolic gesture made by council, but Thompson doesn’t want that to be the case. Ideally, he said it would be a lens through which all of Chatham-Kent’s strategies, policies, action items and opportunities could be viewed.“It could mean that we view everything we do through that lens of dealing and mitigating the impacts of climate change,” Thompson said, adding the environment is changing so the municipality has to deal with that by looking at the way it builds bridges and roads, among the other things it does.Other cities that have declared a climate change emergency include Ottawa, Hamilton, London and recently Sarnia.“I think the time is now,” said Thompson, adding Sarnia’s declaration weighed into his decision to bring the motion forward.“Now is the time to add our voice to the chorus.”Locally, with high water levels in area lakes and rivers, you don’t have to go far to see the impact climate change has had on Chatham-Kent, the councillor noted. Thompson said the effects of climate change were evident during recent meetings dealing with Lake Erie shoreline erosion.“They were talking about the swings in the lake level getting more and more impactful and wider too,” Thompson said.Projections have Lake Erie levels dropping a metre lower than its historic low and a half-metre higher than its historic peak.Along with potentially declaring a climate change emergency, Thompson would like to see municipal staff work swiftly to identify target areas in municipal policy through which specific changes can have the greatest impact to reduce individual and collective environmental impacts.
A c-store manager credits one of his customers and two police officers with saving his life when he went into cardiac arrest after confronting a suspected shoplifter.Police said the 22-year-old suspect is a “prolific” shoplifter. Workers in Kent, Washington, at the 7-Eleven where the incident happened said he’d stolen from them several times before.Surveillance video from March 1 shows store manager Devinder Pal Singh, with 911 on the phone, confronting the suspect. A clerk then comes up behind the suspect and grabs him in an attempt to hold him until police arrive. The clerk and the suspect tussle, knocking down displays as the suspect inches out the door. Moments later, Singh, still on the phone, goes into cardiac arrest and collapses. “I don’t know what happened to me,” Singh said.A woman who’s a regular customer at the store started performing CPR on Singh.- Sponsor – Kent Police Officer Jeremiah Johnson got the call on his way to work. He and Officer Doug Westcott arrived and took over, delivering a shock with a defibrillator. “It’s just as intense as if he were the victim of a gunshot wound,” Johnson said. Singh was without a heartbeat for several minutes. “It might as well be 30 minutes,” Johnson said. Then the officers felt a pulse, just as firefighters arrived. Singh remembers the officers’ words when his heart started beating again: “You were gone, but you are back.” “It’s the little moments that make it all worth it,” Johnson said. [Source: KIRO via CNN] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now