First Woman Takes Over As Deputy Fire Coordinator In Chautauqua County

January 18, 2021

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first_imgImage by the Westfield Fire DepartmentWESTFIELD – Chautauqua County’s newest fire battalion chief is breaking through the ‘glass ceiling.’Marsha Holland, a Westfield firefighter and emergency medical technician for over twenty years, took over as the county’s second battalion deputy fire coordinator, the first woman to serve in the position.Holland will oversee departments in Brocton, Chautauqua, Dewittville, Findley Lake, Hartfield, Mayville, Portland, Ripley, Sherman and Westfield.She started her profession with Westfield Fire in 1996, and served as first and second Assistant Chief, Captain and Lieutenant of the Rescue Squad. Additionally, Holland has held rank of Captain and Secretary of the Cascade Hose Company and served as the department’s secretary for more than ten years.She was additionally the first female president of the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen and is a nationally certified Fire Prevention and Life Safety Educator. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Congratulations, Marcia on this well- earned and well-deserved achievement.last_img read more


Jesus Brace Sends City Top

September 8, 2020

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first_imgGabriel Jesus said his mother’s arrival in England has improved his confidence as he ended his Premier League goal drought to help Manchester City return to the top of the table.Jesus had not scored a league goal since August – a run of 11 games and 487 minutes – but netted twice before Raheem Sterling added City’s third.The Brazil forward, who signed for City in 2017 and extended his contract until 2023 earlier this season, has recently been joined in Manchester by his mother. “My confidence is back because my family is here with me,” said the 21-year-old. “They help me a lot. It is easy for me because they are everything. I need my family in this moment.”City manager Pep Guardiola said: “He settled so well from the beginning – but it is much better his family is here and strikers need to score goals. He scored two nice goals that will be important for him.”City will stay top for at least another day, with Liverpool needing to beat Manchester United at Anfield today to reclaim their place at the summit.This victory, City’s 10th in a row at home in the league, was rarely in serious doubt once Jesus had fired his side ahead on a bitterly cold day at Etihad Stadium.Yerry Mina’s misplaced pass allowed Ilkay Gundogan to find Leroy Sane in space, and he sent Jesus galloping into the area to score with a fine low finish. Jesus only had to wait another 28 minutes for his second of the game.When it arrived just after half-time, Sane was the provider again – with Jesus meeting his precise cross to plant an unstoppable header past Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford.City looked in complete control but Everton gave themselves hope just after the hour when Dominic Calvert Lewin met Lucas Digne’s cross to reduce the deficit.The visitors were only briefly back in it, however, with substitute Sterling – a week after suffering alleged racial abuse during City’s defeat at Chelsea – heading in Fernandinho’s cross four minutes later with his first touch.It was enough to ensure City, whose loss at Stamford Bridge last weekend was their first in the league this season, are back in a familiar position at the top.Kevin de Bruyne, back from a knee injury that has kept him out of action since 1 November, also came off the bench before the end to give the home fans further reason to cheer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gabriel Jesuslast_img read more


FERMANAGH STAR JOINS DONEGAL BACKROOM TEAM

December 27, 2019

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first_imgDonegal have been handed a secret weapon for their upcoming championship campaign after Rory Gallagher was made part of the senior management team.The Fermanagh player was poached by Jim McGuinness to be a member of his backroom team for 2011.Gallagher will be Jim McGuinness’s number two and it is understood he met with the players on Monday night. Gallagher, who also played for Cavan, is currently living in Killybegs.He played for Fermanagh in last year’s championship but this appointment as Donegal selector appears to end his county playing career once and for all.Gallagher won an All-Ireland club medal with St Gall’s of Antrim in 2009.Donegal will play their opening match in the Dr McKenna Cup against Tyrone on Sunday. EndsFERMANAGH STAR JOINS DONEGAL BACKROOM TEAM was last modified: January 5th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

November 16, 2019

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first_imgIndia lost the first match of the three-ODI series by 34 runs to hand Australia a 1-0 lead in the series.Chasing a modest total of 289, India fell short of the mark as they could only manage to reach 254 for 9 with Rohit Sharma scoring 133 off 129 balls while MS Dhoni managed a fifty while the rest of the batsmen failed to get going.Virat Kohli got out for 3 while Shikhar Dhawan managed a golden duck. Ambati Rayudu also couldn’t open his account while Dinesh Karthik made just 12 runs.”It was one of those matches where the top order didn’t click,” paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar told reporters in Adelaide on Monday.”It can happen with you when you play so much cricket.”So it was just one of those things … it’s very rare for us.””We have been in this situation before,” he said.”We know it won’t be impossible to win the series but it won’t be easy for us as we are playing away from home.”We are preparing in a manner where we have to win our next two matches so it’s a kind of knockout for us, we can’t afford to lose this match.”Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s inability to set the pace during middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India face Australia in the next ODI.Hardik Pandya’s sudden suspension on disciplinary grounds has badly affected the balance of the batting order, which was apparent during team’s 34-run defeat in the opening match despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 22nd hundred in 50-over format.advertisementDhoni’s 51 off 96 balls and failing to rotate the strike has brought to focus the rejigging that skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will have to fret upon.With Dhoni being slotted at No 5 even though vice-captain Rohit wants the veteran to bat a notch higher but cues from India’s training session made it clear that the team is unlikely to tinker with the batting order.India’s batting order did come under the spotlight at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The top three (Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli) have enjoyed a fairly consistent run since 2016.Also Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit the nets as India prepare for Adelaide ODIAlso Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | My heart started beating faster after India call-up: Shubman Gilllast_img read more


SportingPulse Websites

November 7, 2019

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first_imgAs a result of new changes in technology and societal pressures, TFA are working to further develop and create a more efficient SportingPulse online network, better suited to Touch Football affiliates.According to research undertaken in consultation with affiliates, 80% of survey participants currently use SportingPulse websites. Further to this, 74% think the SportingPulse website network is beneficial to the Touch Football community with the following benefits such as the ability to provide competition news, ladders, fixture timetables and other information quickly, rated as very beneficial. The areas identified as requiring improvements were; Sponsorship Advertisements, Media Display and overall website customisation.Through a strategic partnership with SportingPulse, TFA can provide Standard, Advanced and Elite website options for affiliates of TFA. Affiliates have the ability to own and operate their own website, with a unique SportingPulse Touch Football website address. Website editors now have the ability to assign a mytouchfooty.com domain to their site automatically; for example yourclubname.mytouchfooty.com. This shorter web address (URL) can greatly assist in the promotion of your website to your members and supporters. Log in to your website’s Site Administration Control Panel (back-end) as a website editor, click on the ‘Domain Name’ icon and enter the domain name you would like for your site. You will be notified if your selected domain is unavailable and SportingPulse reserves the right to revoke access to any domain name in their system at any time. However please contact Touch Football Australia to find out more information about any domains that may be available. Websites provide an opportunity to promote what your affiliate does and what it stands for. It is a means for all manner of communication with your members, whether they are players (past or present), parents, supporters, coaches etc. Therefore we encourage all affiliates to consider the use of these products from Season 2 2012.For more information, please click on the following attachment. Related Filestouch_football_australia_sportingpulse_websites_2012-pdflast_img read more


Meet the Volunteer of the Year Award nominees

November 7, 2019

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first_imgThe 2016 Volunteer of the Year AwardTouch Football Australia has countless volunteers who dedicate their time across the country to make significant contributions to our Touch Football family.To celebrate and recognise these contributions, for the second year running Touch Football Australia will award the Volunteer of the Year Award to one of our highly valued volunteers.  Each State and Territory were asked to nominate one individual to be considered for the TFA Volunteer of the Year for 2016, as well as two nominees from a National Level.Nominations were to be considerate of their exceptional service to the sport and that have made a notable and measurable contribution and difference in their respective communities.The nominees for the 2016 TFA Volunteer of the Year Award were:Benjamin Dempsey – Western Australia “Ben is a key driver of the TFA Values and these are consistently showcased in his work throughout Touch Football”. Read more  Klaire Carrick – Tasmania “Klaire is seen as a role model and leader among the team and other volunteers”. Read moreBen Cooper – NSW “Ben’s commitment to our sport is shown in the great pride, professionalism and integrity that he delivers our product with”. Read more Megan Harapa and Mel Jones – National “Megan and Mel are consistently a beacon for everything that Touch Football Australia looks for and values in a volunteer”. Read more  Graeme Clancy – Queensland “He has single handedly given children/adults with special needs’ opportunities through our sport which have never been previously available”. Read more  Sean Harvey – ACT “His level of involvement at both a junior and senior level shows his commitment to the delivery and sustainability of the sport within the ACT”. Read more  Greg Mason – Victoria “One of the most trusted and esteemed members of the community and for all these reasons and more has been nominated for this award”. Read more The winner will be announced at 3.00pm today; good luck to our nominees! You are each extremely valued and respected members of our Touch Football family. We are very excited for this opportunity and the chance to formally thank and reward you all as individuals who are truly committed to our sport. Related Filesvoy_nomination_-_ben_dempsey-pdfvoy_nomination_-_klaire_carrick-pdfvoy_nomination_-_megan_harapa_and_mel_jones-pdfvoy_nomination_-_ben_cooper-pdfvoy_nomination_-_graeme_clancy-pdfvoy_nomination_-_sean_harvey-pdfvoy_nomination_-_greg_mason-pdfRelated LinksMeet the VOY nomineeslast_img read more


a day agoAston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane insists Man City beatable

October 28, 2019

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane insists Man City beatableby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane insists Manchester City are beatable.Villa face the reigning champions at the Etihad this Saturday.”I think so, yeah,” Hourihane said when asked if the pressure if off for the trip to the champions.”I suppose you go into those two games, starting with City, high on confidence. We will see how it goes.”The recent results have given us a lift. We were inexperienced, so to speak, at this level barring a couple of players.”To get good results at this level is only going to breed confidence. Are City beatable? Why not? We will go into every game for the win.”We have been very close to beating a couple of the top teams already, Arsenal and Spurs. Hopefully we can go one better.” last_img read more


Miami WR Commit Lawrence Cager On Hurricanes’ 2016 No. 1 Recruiting Class, “We Going To Win, They Ain’t Going Nowhere”

October 27, 2019

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first_imgLawrence Cager at the Army All-American Game.Confidence a characteristic Miami four-star wide receiver commit Lawrence Cager is certainly not lacking. Wednesday afternoon, Tyler Donohue, a national recruiting analyst for Bleacher Report, sent out a tweet about the Hurricanes’ 2016 recruiting class. Miami’s class currently ranks No. 1 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings, but Donohue emphasized that Al Golden will need to notch plenty of wins next fall in order for those players currently pledged to The U to stay committed. Securing victories won’t be a problem for Miami in 2015, Cager says. @TDsTake oh we going to win they ain’t going nowhere— Lawrence Cager (@Uncle_Leroy3) February 11, 2015Hopefully Cager and the 2015 Miami team will be able to back up that confidence. The Hurricanes begin their campaign Sept. 5 against Bethune-Cookman.last_img read more


Zeke Responds To Criticism: “I Guess I’m The Big Bad Wolf Now”

October 27, 2019

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first_imgFollowing Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday night, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott made some headlines after criticizing his coaching staff for its play-calling against the Spartans. Since, he’s been receiving a great deal of criticism – many have even suggested that he be benched for the team’s game against Michigan this Saturday.Well, Zeke has responded on Twitter. First, he retweeted a number of quotes that reflect his interview in a more positive light. He then joked that he’s now the “big bad wolf.” Clearly, he thinks he’s being treated a bit unfairly.ezekiel elliott tweets after postgame interviewI guess I’m the big bad wolf now lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) November 22, 2015Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer hasn’t addressed Elliott’s comments yet – but we imagine he will during his weekly press conference Monday. We’ll find out then if there will be any punishment.last_img read more


Ombudsman federal tax relief program needs funding to improve response time

October 13, 2019

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first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government’s Taxpayers’ Ombudsman says the Canada Revenue Agency needs more permanent base funding for a program that provides financial relief to taxpayers who fall behind on payments because of a disaster or hardship.The ombudsman says in a report that it’s partially satisfied with the CRA’s efforts to set a standard for processing relief requests within 180 days, at least 85 per cent of the time, effective April 1, 2017.But it says the CRA’s regional processing times should be more consistent and there needs to be more accuracy in communicating the times to the taxpayers making the requests.The ombudsman says the CRA has implemented or accepted two recommendations, which deal with how taxpayers are notified about the estimated time required to process their request.It also says the CRA has accepted in principle that it should identify the reasons for fluctuations in the number of requests received for tax relief following a flood, fire or other unusual hardship situation.But the ombudsman says its fourth recommendation — for “sufficient permanent funding” to allow for adequate planning and consistency — is still under review as the CRA determines its resource requirements.last_img read more