2 sworn in as Notre Dame’s 1st full-time female firefighters

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Two women have been sworn in as the University of Notre Dame Fire Department’s first full-time female firefighters.The South Bend Tribune reports 42-year-old Michelle Woolverton and 37-year-old Christi Shibata started as firefighters over the summer with the department, which got its start 140 years ago.The department’s Fire Chief Bruce Harrison said they have passion for the job, empathy and a determination to serve others.Woolverton joined the department in 2010 as an on-call EMT. She later worked for the university’s Building Services department and says: “I just love helping people.”Shibata joined the department as a part-time firefighter in 2018 after previously working at a physical therapy clinic in Petoskey, Michigan. She says she “always wanted to be the one who can lend a helping hand.”___Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – September 23, 2019 0 233 2 sworn in as Notre Dame’s 1st full-time female firefighters Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleBREAKING: Part of SR. 23 Closed Due To Water Main BreakNext articleOne Man Shot in Benton Township Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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No. 10 Argos narrowly miss upset of No. 5 Hawaii Pacific

first_img    SAN DIEGO – After getting swept in doubles, the No. 10 West Florida women’s tennis team almost came back in singles but eventually fell to No. 5 Hawaii Pacific, 5-4, Saturday in San Diego.The Argonauts were led by Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Ateneu HS) who upset No. 40 Celina Goetti in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4 and Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia/Sports Gymnasium Stefana Majora) who won at No. 1 singles over Ielyzaveta Rybakova 6-0, 6-1. Mariana Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Ateneu HS) and Fernanda Amaral (Curitiba, Brazil/Positivo HS) each picked up a win each at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively. UWF (5-3) will look to pick up a pair of wins March 11 and March 12 when they take on No. 31 Point Loma Nzarene and No. 27 UC San Diego in San Diego.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS##5 Hawaii Pacific 5, #10 West Florida 403/08/13 at San Diego, Calif. Singles competition1. Monika Kochanova (UWF) def. Ielyzaveta Rybakova (HP) 6-0, 6-12. Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. #40 Celina Goetti (HP) 6-3, 6-43. #39 Karen Ramirez (HP) def. Nina Bubelova (UWF) 6-2, 3-6, 7-54. Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) def. Vivian Hansen (HP) 6-1, 6-25. #44 Magdalena Smejova (HP) def. #36 Giovana Patitucci (UWF) 6-3, 5-7, 6-06. Fernanda Amaral (UWF) def. Carrie Shuler (HP) 7-5, 6-4Doubles competition1. Vivian Hansen/Magdalena Smejova (HP) def. Nina Bubelova/Monika Kochanova (UWF) 8-52. Lea Kruse-Utermann/Karen Ramirez (HP) def. Luiza Sonnervig/Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) 8-43. Celina Goetti/Ielyzaveta Rybakova (HP) def. Fernanda Amaral/Giovana Patitucci (UWF) 8-6Match NotesHawaii Pacific 6-0; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #1West Florida 5-3; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #4Hawaii Pacific competes in the West Region Print Friendly Version Share Luiza Sonnervig picked up an upset over No. 40 Celina Goetti in No. 2 singles Saturday in San Diego (Photo by UWF Athletic Communications) center_img No. 10 Argos narrowly miss upset of No. 5 Hawaii Pacific last_img read more

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Conservative Group Hosting Dunleavy Fiscal Policy Events

first_imgSenate Democratic Leader Tom Begich said Dunleavy is obligated to promote “open and transparent public forums” and should cancel the Americans for Prosperity–hosted events. McKee said there are advantages to the group hosting. He said he hopes other groups host similar events to help further the policy discussion. Dunleavy’s office on Monday announced five public events around Alaska next week, plus a planned appearance on a statewide radio program and a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce event. But he said Tuesday that the event is open to all on a first come, first served basis. He recommends people register in advance. Details on registration weren’t mentioned by Dunleavy’s office until Tuesday, after questions about the event were raised. Panelists for the events, as described by Americans for Prosperity–Alaska, include Dunleavy and other state officials, a regional director of the group and the executive director of the Alaska Policy Forum, whose self–described mission is to promote policies “that grow freedom for all.”McKee said the idea of having forums where people could ask questions of those involved in crafting Dunleavy’s budget was pitched to the governor’s office. ”I don’t think it would have been proper for the governor, in a recession, when he is cutting a lot of things, I don’t think him spending a bunch of money on a tour would have probably been the best move,” McKee said, adding later that the group is not paying for anyone outside its own staff to attend. Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said by email that Dunleavy is planning events or meetings working with various interested parties. Jeremy Price, a former Americans for Prosperity–Alaska state director, is a deputy chief of staff to Dunleavy. McKee, who was announced as Price’s replacement earlier this month, said he worked with Dunleavy communications director Mary Ann Pruitt on the meetings idea. He said he hasn’t spoken with Price since becoming state director about these events. The five events listed as public are being hosted by Americans for Prosperity, which online describes the events as private and lays out terms by which attendees must abide. The release from Dunleavy’s office did not mention the affiliation.Ryan McKee, state director of Americans for Prosperity–Alaska, said he understands why there might be confusion. He said the group is renting the space and has the right to remove anyone who is disruptive and make sure the venues aren’t over capacity. He said Dunleavy’s office worked with Americans for Prosperity–Alaska and the Alaska Policy Forum to help host and organize the public forums. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most of the events on the fiscal policy tour announced this week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office are being hosted by a conservative political organization, prompting blowback. “We would love opposing viewpoints. We’d love questions,” McKee said. “We really want this to be a discussion.” The state faces a projected $1.6 billion budget, and Dunleavy has faced pushback for a budget proposal that includes sweeping cuts to education, the university system, health and social service programs and Alaska’s ferry system, and tax collection shifts that would benefit the state but cost some local governments. Legislators so far have shown little interest in his proposals to change the collection of certain taxes related to fisheries and petroleum property. He also has proposed constitutional amendments on taxes, spending and the annual check Alaskans receive from the state’s oil–wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund. Dunleavy wants to give voters a say on new or higher taxes and replace an existing spending limit some see as too lax. The dividend measure is aimed at ensuring the dividend program is not changed without a vote of the people. McKee said his group supports the proposed constitutional amendments dealing with taxes and spending. It has not taken a position on the dividend piece, he said.last_img read more

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Signing day central: Breakdown of Ole Miss, MSU juco signees

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:4f3d1605b7143c84504aacb Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-732113-3948180079001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The Bulldogs were also hoping to land Mississippi Gulf Coast defensive tackle Maurice Swain, but he signed with Auburn.At the moment, Ole Miss has four players officially on board – quarterback Chad Kelly, defensive tackle D.J. Jones, linebacker Terry Caldwell and defensive back Tony Bridges.Jones was the splash for the Rebels. The nation’s No. 6 overall prospect was committed to Florida State heading into signing day.Ole Miss’ class now sits at No. 16 in the nation. MSU is listed at No. 14.Below, there are links to the profiles and breakdowns of each signee headed to either Oxford or Starkville.Mississippi State Martinas Rankin, 4-star OT – No. 1 JUCO offensive tackle according to 247Sports.Donald Gray, 4-star WR – No. 7 overall prospect according to Rivals.Johnathan Calvin, 3-star DE – No. 20 overall prospect by Rivals.(Mississippi State also revived signed letters of intent from early enrollees Deddrick Thomas and Dandy Dozen selection Malik Dear)Ole Miss Chad Kelly, 4-star QB – No. 1 JUCO quarterback by 247Sports.D.J. Jones, 4-star DT – No. 1 JUCO defensive tackle by 247Sports.Terry Caldwell, 3-star LB – led the MACJC in tackles.Tony Bridges, 4-star DB – No. 4 overall JUCO prospect by Rivals.Analysis: JUCO signings help top-ranked Ole Miss defenseMore updates as they come. The fax machines were busy.Both Ole Miss and Mississippi State had successful hauls on junior college signing day Wednesday, landing signatures from some of the nation’s best prospects on national letters of intent.In all, the Bulldogs and Rebels inked six of the top 20 junior college prospects.Currently, Mississippi State has signed three junior college players – wideout Donald Gray, defensive end Johnathan Calvin and offensive tackle Martinas Rankin.Rankin was MSU’s big get of the day. The nation’s No. 1 junior college offensive tackle picked the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, Oklahoma and Florida on Wednesday morning.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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