Rose Queen Set to Answer Questions and Welcome Pasadena Visitors

first_img Make a comment Business News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A Rose Parade ticket contest and the 2016 Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court will help kick off the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 32nd Annual Visitor Hotline on December 29, 2015.Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter and the Royal Court will make a special appearance at the Bureau, which is located inside the Pasadena Convention Center, from 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, they will enter the Hotline Room where they will answer phone call questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. All media are welcome.To be eligible to win the Rose Parade tickets, simply follow the Visitor Hotline on Instagram at @VisitPasadena or on Facebook at /VisitPasadena. On December 29, social media postings will be sent alerting followers for a chance to win Rose Parade tickets.To assist visitors coming to the 127th Rose Parade and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau offers information via a toll-free Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911). Operating December 29 – January 2, Visitor Hotline is staffed by volunteers from throughout the community. These volunteers are available to answer questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, pre- and post-parade and game activities, parking, accommodations, dining, directions, other holiday-related events, and more.Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911) hours of operation (PST):Tuesday, Dec. 29 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Friday, Jan. 1 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is non-profit organization dedicated to marketing Pasadena as desirable convention, meeting and leisure destination. For more information, log on to Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Rose Queen Set to Answer Questions and Welcome Pasadena Visitors Ticket Contest & 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court to Kick Off 32nd Annual Visitor Hotline Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 | 11:05 am Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Southcom Gen. John Kelly, other officials discuss drug challenge

first_img House subcommitee hearing targets drug smuggling Without a doubt, the cooperation with the U.S. government is the only solution for our country in order to achieve significant blows to the international drug trafficking; although our government has invested more in equipment and staff in the past years, we still fall short before the economical and logistic power of the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. I hope our new governors understand the importance of cooperating with the U.S. government, and also make the necessary decisions responsibly, so that our Coast Guard or National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica can have the necessary equipment, prompt maintenance for it and the required training. During 2012 I was able to witness, with great sadness, how the two best vessels they owned were stranded due to lack of maintenance, and have been in such condition for several months. I hope this all changes for the sake of our country and our democracy and we don’t turn into an easy operation base for drug trafficking, as it’s unfortunately already been happening. CARSI remains high on priority list “Under CARSI, the United States is implementing a comprehensive and integrated approach to stem illegal trafficking,” Arreaga said. “Make no mistake; it will take many more years to see the fruits of our efforts in Central America due to the magnitude of threats to rule of law and credible government institutions. But we’re making progress. Model police precincts have brought increased security to some communities and excellent new vetted units are seizing drugs and illicit assets and making critical arrests.” In Honduras, for example, a regional aviation program financed by CARSI aims to curb drug trafficking routes. In early February, Costa Rica’s DEA-mentored Maritime Interdiction Vetted Unit launched its first successful interdiction operation, seizing more than 900 kilograms of cocaine and apprehending three suspects, Arreaga said. “The Vetted Unit combines Coast Guard interdiction capacities with investigative police personnel to effectively prosecute traffickers operating off of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast,” he said. “And in the Caribbean, we are partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard to support three efforts that promote maritime security: an annual maritime exercise to validate the interoperability of U.S.-funded and donated boats; regular Counter Drug Maritime Summits to bring together maritime security and law enforcement and justice sector officials, and a Technical Assistance Field Team that includes U.S. Coast Guard and military personnel.” Coast Guard leader outlines interdiction efforts Since 1995, the Coast Guard has interdicted more than 500 vessels transporting cocaine shipments from South America and has arrested or detained nearly 2,000 smugglers, Papp said. In the last five years, he said, Coast Guard cutters and law enforcement detachments have confiscated more than 500 metric tons of cocaine with a wholesale value of nearly $17 billion. “Coast Guard efforts include removing illegal drugs as close to their origins in South America as possible, where drug shipments are in their most concentrated, bulk form,” he said. “Moreover, these illicit cargoes are most vulnerable when they are being moved at sea. This is where the interdiction community has the highest visibility of, and best opportunity to interdict drug movements. When bulk loads reach shore — typically in Central America — they are continually broken down, cut and smuggled on land in smaller loads.” Arreaga focused on Central America and the Caribbean, which he said is the conduit for most of the drugs arriving on U.S. shores. In 2011, cocaine from the Caribbean totaled 5 percent of the drugs smuggled to the United States, a figure that increased to 9 percent by 2012. By the end of 2013, he said, cocaine flowing within the Western Hemisphere transit zone increased to 16 percent of the total cocaine flowing in the Caribbean. That is why the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) are so important, he said. By Dialogo May 30, 2014 The leaders attended the hearing, “Confronting Transnational Drug Smuggling: An Assessment of Regional Partnerships,” hosted by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. In 2013, Southcom redirected its focus to Central American security institutions involved in appropriate defense missions such as border and maritime security, Kelly said. “We are prioritizing our support to interagency counter-threat finance efforts and expanding our focus on converging threats, including illicit trafficking via commercial shipping containers, which could be exploited to move weapons of mass destruction into the United States. By supporting the targeting of key illicit financial nodes and commercial linkages, we aim to help degrade the capacities of both criminal and terrorist groups.” Kelly discussed Southcom’s efforts in Colombia and Peru to combat terrorism and the drug trade. “The Colombians have fought heroically for a peaceful, democratic Colombia, which will be a powerful symbol of hope and prosperity, but it is far too soon to declare victory,” he said. “It is absolutely imperative that we remain engaged as one of our strongest allies works to consolidate its hard-won success. To that end, Southcom is providing advice and assistance to the Colombian military’s transformation efforts, as it works to improve interoperability and transition to an appropriate role in post-conflict Colombia,” Kelly said. Southcom and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are working together in Peru to fight the Shining Path — an effort Kelly says is beginning to yield significant operational success. “An investment of six U.S. personnel, who trained combat medical instructors from Peru and El Salvador, resulted in the training of over 2,000 members of the Peruvian and Salvadoran military, including Salvadoran soldiers destined for stability operations in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Haiti,” he said. “We are also working with Chile on capacity-building efforts in Central America, and exploring possible future engagements in the Pacific.” The unprecedented expansion of criminal networks and violent gangs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean makes the mission of the U.S. Southern Command more urgent than ever, Southcom Commander Gen. John F. Kelly told a congressional hearing. The entry of illicit drugs into the United States constitutes Southcom’s single biggest challenge, Kelly said — despite the success of programs such as Operation Martillo, which in fiscal 2013 confiscated 132.2 metric tons of cocaine, 41,232 pounds of marijuana and $3.5 million. “Now entering its third year, Operation Martillo continues to demonstrate commitment by the United States, our partner nations and European allies to counter the spread of transnational criminal organizations and protect citizens in Central America from the violence, harm and exploitation wrought by criminal networks,” Kelly said in prepared testimony. The Marine Corps general appeared at the April 29 hearing with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. and Ambassador Luís Arreaga, deputy assistant U.S. secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs. last_img read more

Housing slowdown could stall residential supply

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Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac left out of Arsenal squad to face Newcastle United over security fears

first_imgMesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have been left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have been left out of Arsenal’s squad for this weekend’s Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.The Gunners, who finished fifth in the Premier League last term, kick-start their 2019-20 campaign with a trip to St James’ Park on Sunday.Unai Emery will be without midfielder Ozil and defender Kolasinac, however, after the pair were involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in north-west London on July 28.A statement from Arsenal said: ‘Mesut and Sead will not be part of the squad for our opening match against Newcastle following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives.‘We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support.‘We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as son as possible. We will not be making any further comment on the matter.’Arsenal looked on course to finish in the top four last season before dropping to fifth, one point below north London rivals Tottenham. Advertisement Comment Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac left out of Arsenal squad to face Newcastle United over security fears Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Aug 2019 5:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Ozil and Kolasinac were the victims of an attempted carjacking (Picture: Twitter)Speaking ahead of the new season, Gunners boss emery said: ‘Our ambition is to do the best possible in the all the competitions, the most important of these is the Premier League.‘Our first target is to be in the top four, we reduced the distance last season. Manchester City and Liverpool are stronger than the others at the beginning.‘We want to compete with them and reduced the points gap. Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea have the same objectives.‘Last year the difference was really small and the challenge now is for us to achieve a top-four finish.‘Other teams are coming back, signing new players and working very well. The Premier League is the best competition in the world. We are going to work to compete and get into the top four.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more

New home that rose from ‘meth house’ ashes to go to auction

first_imgPlace Coorparoo agent Ben Salm, who is leading the sales campaign, said they had had over 45 groups through the property since it launched four weeks ago. “We have had interest from local buyers, interstate buyers, and I am registering a buyer (for the auction) from China,” he said. “There has also been quite a lot of interest from the French (community).“I have been selling here for years and never seen so many French people through an open inspection.” The couple and their children have lived in the house for over a year, but are now selling to embark on their next project.“My brother-in-law has also moved overseas after finding love so he is starting his next chapter,” Mrs Gamez said. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45A NEW house that rose from the ashes of an alleged ‘meth house’ is just one of 12 properties that will go under the hammer tomorrow night.The original house at 7 Tegula St in Mansfield was destroyed by fire in 2015, with the Courier Mail reporting at the time that two occupants of the house escaped unharmed. The original house at Mansfield before it was destroyed by fire. CoreLogicRemains of the charred shell were levelled, and the vacant 645sq m block, which is located within the sought-after Mansfield State High School catchment, was sold for $490,000 in 2016. What remained of the original house after the fire. Supplied.The owners – husband and wife Jonathan and Elizabeta Gamez, and brother-in-law Christian Gamez – have since built a modern, five bedroom “family entertainer” on the block. What the current owners bought for $490,000 back in 2016Mrs Gamez said neighbours had told them that the original house – a housing commission property – was destroyed after a fire broke out under the house, supposedly due to a tenant “cooking drugs”.“We knew Mansfield was an up-and-coming area and within one of the state’s top high school catchments so we bought the land and built this architecturally-designed house,” she said. The new build was the trio’s first major project, with the husband and wife duo having previously completed a number of renovations. The house at 7 Tegula St in Mansfield now Mr Salm will also auction off another property – 17-21 Ajinby Close at Thornlands – at the event.Called Hawstead, that historic Queenslander sits on a whopping 6994 sqm block and was built by Colonel Edward Drury back in 1876.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Salm said that house, which has been extensively restored and renovated, is also being sold after the vendor found new love.“It is love all around,” he laughed. The house at 17-21 Ajinby Close, Thornlands, after it was renovated.And it is hoped that new love will be found for all of the properties on the auction roster, with the last Place auction event in September setting a new record.At that event, a riverfront mansion at Bulimba cemented a residential auction record when it sold under the hammer for $8.4 million, equalling the highest ever auction sale in the city, a record set a decade ago.While it is unlikely any of the new properties will set a record, some are expected to attract top dollar.Among them is 10 Aaron Avenue at Hawthorne, a stunning riverfront property on the same street as some of the city’s most exclusive properties. Currently owned by the founder of Goodlife Health Clubs, it has four bedrooms and sits on a 606 sqm block. 10 Aaron Avenue, HawthorneA classic Queenslander on a 1012 sqm block at Bulimba, a single-level house just 600m from Hendra’s Racecourse Village, and five apartments, will also go to auction at the event, which is being held at Coco Republic and starts at 6pm.last_img read more

SPSCC Announces Chief Diversity Officer

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) last week announced a new role on the College’s executive leadership team: Chief Diversity Officer. Parfait Bassalé will serve in this position and plans to further support the College’s core theme of “Equity” and commitment to cultivating an environment that reduces barriers and removes equity gaps.Bassalé has worked at SPSCC for three years as the director of the A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center (DEIC). During his time in that role, Bassalé and DEIC staff have ensured the Center is a welcoming and supportive space that promotes the growth and development of the campus community.“My tenure here so far has been a good experience,” said Bassalé. “The College’s leadership has demonstrated time and again that they are committed to doing hard work on difficult issues and I feel hopeful and confident that change will ensue.”Under Bassalé’s leadership, the DEIC has equipped students, staff, and faculty with many tools and programs to work on equity and diversity in meaningful ways.“To achieve the goals set out in our strategic plan and respond to the needs of our entire campus community, Parfait will lead this same kind of work from the highest levels of our organization,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes.“He will also lead campus-wide efforts and actions aimed at transforming our institution, dismantling racism at the systemic level, and establishing equitable structures and processes in every aspect of what we do.”In addition to his work at SPSCC, Bassalé will work to address system-wide equity issues by representing SPSCC on the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges’ newly formed Chief Diversity and Equity Officers Commission.last_img read more

Glacier trio — Majeski, Stefani & Kelly — pace host club at Zone Championships

first_img“Our new competitors really cleaned up in this category,” said Long. “Many of these girls will be moving into the higher competitive levels next season.”In the 8-9 year age-group, Olivia Bezaire won the gold All Around and a silver and bronze medal on events. Shelbi van Hellemond, took the silver All Around and a gold and silver medal on events. Eden Bellman won gold on Floor. Neve Hamilton claimed bronze on vault.In the 10 year age-group, Alexa Anast, won the gold All Around and two gold and a silver medal on events. Raven Sperling, won silver All Around and a gold and two silver event medals. Tehya Colbeck claimed the All Around bronze and one gold and 2 silver event medals. Kate May took home a gold, silver and bronze medals on events. Chloe Diote won 2 bronze event medals.In the 11-year age-group, Ashlynn D’Alessandris won 5 medals, Silver All Around, and 2 gold, and 2 bronze event medals. Suki Simington claimed two event medals, one gold, one silver.In the 12 year age-group, Lily Taylor won gold All Around, gold on three events and one event silver. Amanda Schacher was Silver All Around, and also won two silver and one gold event medal. Elisa Clark was the bronze All Around winner, and won silver on beam.Mercedes Majeski took home a bronze event medal.The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the new competitors the Zone 1 (JO Pre-Level 6) Glacier Team won the 1st Place Team Award by a landslide. “Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long.The Glacier High School Girls Team also won the first Place Team Award.In the High School Level 1 category, Taila Lancaster won gold All Around and two gold and one silver event medal. Peyton Whitaker claimed the silver All Around and one silver and 2 bronze event medals. Erika Bennet won a gold and a bronze event medal. Allysa Penner also won two event medals, one silver and a bronze.Megan Poetsch, cleaned up in the High School Level 2 category, winning the gold All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze event medals.Nelson’s Trampoline gymnasts all won medals on each discipline, testing out new skills for the upcoming BC Trampoline Provincials in Port Moody May 15-17.In the Double-Mini Event, Matthew Bullen won gold in the boys event and Chris Lawrence-Jeffery was close behind winning the silver medal. Zoe Crisfield won gold in the girls Double-mini category.  In the Trampoline Event, Chris Lawrence-Jeffery claimed the gold medal and Matthew Bullen won the bronze medal in the boys category. Zoe Crisfield also won the bronze medal in the girls event.Other personal accomplishments of the Glacier Team over the weekend occurred in the Perfomance Plus category.Glacier Gymnasts earning All Around Gold in the Gymnastics Performance Plus category: Erica Potkins, Nyah Hedstrom, Ella Taylor, Simone Hildebrand, Sarah Roberstson, Fiona Burkholder, Ally Nicholson, Elsa Sollid, Aida Hedstrom, Macy Weston, Aurora Dool, Ava Anast, Abby Ens.Earning an All Around Silver: Amelia Finley, Bella GrillEarning an All Around Bronze: Neeva Marechal.Glacier Trampoline Perfomance Plus accomplishments: Double Mini Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox & Benji Westergreen. Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox, Silver: Benji Westergreen. Age was not a factor during the zone gymnastics meet held at the Glacier Gym Club Saturday and Sunday.Nine-year-old Abby Majeski, 10-year-old Brianne Stefani and 13-year-old Olivia Kelly won the lion’s share of the medals to pace the host Glacier Club at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend in Nelson.The trio of BC Provincial Champions paced the Glacier Team in medal count in the Junior Olympic (JO) categories. “All the girls are finishing off the season with very strong routine performances,” said Long. “It is a strong indicator of success for next season as some of the girls will be trying out for the BC Winter Games team.”The meet attracted more than 200 athletes from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden.Stefani claimed the All Around silver medal and another two gold, and one bronze for events in the JO Level 7 category competing against gymnasts 4-6 years older than her.Kelly repeated her Provincials performance in the JO Level 6, 13 &up category, winning Silver All Around and a medal on each event, two-silver, a gold and a bronze.Majeski also walked away with five medals in the JO Level 6, 9-10years category, silver All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze for events.Other Glacier Gymnasts winning JO event medals: Dafni van Hellemond (10-11yrs), silver on JO Level 6 vault. Maika Houde (13-and-up), bronze on JO Level 6 beam.Sarah Tolles (all ages), 2 silvers JO Level 7, vault and beam. Kylee Dyck (all ages), silver on JO Level 8 bars.The Glacier JO Level 6-8 team earned the second place Team Award coming in behind the Key City Gymnastics Team from Cranbrook.“Cranbrook has an older more experienced team,” said Long. “But our young girls are polished with excellent technique and held their own, missing out on 1st place by only three tenths of a point.”   Long says that the girls are hard working, confident and consequently are raising the level of gymnastics being performed at the Nelson Club.“The up and coming beginner competitive Glacier Team looks to these girls for inspiration and role modeling and the effect was obvious in the results of the new competitors on the weekend.”The beginner competitors of Glacier Gymnastics won three out of the four All Around titles in the Zone 1 Competitive (JO Pre-Level 6) category.last_img read more

Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

first_img It feels good, any time you can get some extra support and some extra help from other people, it makes a big difference. It’s nice to know that people are reaching out to try and help you through tough times. Cunningham, on the wide-range of support from the hockey community: Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St. Mary’s Hospital as well as other doctors, the Trail Minor Hockey product was able to speak today following an almost unbelievable turn of events as documented in the Arizona Daily Star. I don’t remember anything from that whole day, actually. The last thing I remember is playing the weekend before. I want to thank everyone, from the fire department to our trainers to the doctors at St. Mary’s, the doctors at Banner, to every single nurse that has helped me so far. If I could actually use some names; from St. Mary’s, Dr. George and Dr. Reza, and from Banner Hospital, Dr. Khalpey, Dr. Hughes, and Dr. Yankis, without those five people, our trainer Deven, and the fire department, I don’t think I’d be here today, so thank you. Cunningham, on the support and response from the Tucson community: It means a lot obviously, she was down here watching me when it happened, so she’s been here since day one. My whole life, she’s been the backbone of our whole family, and nothing’s changed now, she’s still there for me every day, and I couldn’t be any more thankful. Cunningham, on if he remembers anything from the night of the incident: General Manager Doug Soetaert: On behalf of the Arizona Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in this incident that occurred. We’re in the hockey industry, which is about teamwork, commitment, and working hard to achieve a goal – and I can tell you, from being a little bit on the inside here, from day one, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life in regards to the teamwork that the doctors at the hospitals utilized to save a young man’s life. It’s been an incredible venture, we’re happy to see Craig sitting here today, and he’s got a full life ahead of him. All we can do is wish him the best and thank everybody for their commitment in saving his life. Thank you so much. With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners’ player. I don’t think I will ever find the words to express how grateful I really am; Craig would not be here with us today if these people had not gone that extra mile in every aspect of this situation. The only reason he survived the original incident was the continued refusal to give up in a seemingly hopeless situation. On behalf of the trainers, the emergency responders, the doctors and nurses, the rest of the recovery has followed the same story. The doctors and nurses have monitored him meticulously and caught all incoming problems in their early stages. They have made difficult decisions without hesitating, and have acted effectively under extreme pressure when they were caught between a rock and a hard place. They have run out of options, and had to create new options by pushing the boundaries of things that they have tried and implemented before. Most of all, they have refused to give up in spite of hopelessness, they have given Craig a chance to recover, and that continues to exceed anything that could have ever been expected. These people are nothing short of a gift to mankind, and I will remember the gift that they have given me every time I look at my son. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.center_img Cunningham, on what it means for his mother to be by his side: Craig’s Mother, Heather Cunningham: Craig Cunningham opening statement: Cunningham, on how he’s feeling day-to-day: On November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff. As of right now, I probably think that I’m done, but we’ll see when I get back from rehab how it goes. At the level that I was playing at, I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to playing pro, but I don’t know, anything can happen. Some days are good, some days are bad; It’s more for me right now, kind of mental. I’ve been here for so long, I look up at the roof everyday, the same roof, but the nurses have been pretty good about taking me outside, giving me an hour outside each day, and that’s made a huge difference, but it’s been a pretty big grind, just being in the same spot the whole time, looking at the same thing every day. Cunningham, on how he feels about his future hockey career: Here is the transcript from Wednesday’s media conference posted on the Tucson Roadrunners website. It’s been unbelievable, I can’t say enough about the nurses and doctors around here. The people of Tucson, I’ve been getting cards and stuff from people that I don’t even know, so it’s meant a lot to me, I think Tucson’s a great city, and I wish that I could have enjoyed it a little more than I did.last_img read more


first_imgGreat day for the Outdoors today across Donegal. Picture by Annemarie McGowanIT will be another warm day across County Donegal today, the forecasters agree.Temperatures will be 10C at dawn and slowly rise through the morning as any remaining cloud lifts, hitting 14C or 15C by 11am.By the afternoon this could reach 16C or 17C, according to most forecasters. It will be fine through the evening but it could be cloudier, especially along coasts by dusk.There is less agreement about the weather on Saturday – all forecasters say Donegal will become cloudier tomorrow, with rain arriving at some stage.Irish Weather Online says the afternoon is most likely to see rain.All the forecasters are giving rain for Sunday morning, but with bright and sunny spells arriving by Sunday teatime.   BEAUTIFUL AND HOT: THE DD FRIDAY WEATHER REPORT was last modified: May 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal Daily weather reportFRIDAYWeekendlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: The come to Inishowen for the winter every year, from Arctic islands in the north Atlantic and Greenland. This video offers a glimpse of the spectacular, even in the worst of conditions. In driving rain and almost impossible visibility, some 700 Barnacle Geese were captured on film, with the music of Mary Black to match the scenes of rugged landscape and incredible migrant birds, after their extraordinary journey to these shores.Filmed by Lindsay Hodges Directed and made possible by Christine Cassidy , it was a day where the song’s line “I stood by your Atlantic sea and I sang a song for Ireland” has never been more moving or more spine-tingling. DDTV: THROUGH THE STORM, BARNACLE GEESE ARRIVE AT MALIN HEAD was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by John2Share 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:barnacle geeseIrelandMalin Headlast_img read more