Ceremony will recognize Vietnam Veterans

first_imgWest Texas VA Healthcare SystemVietnam Veterans will be recognized in a “welcome home ceremony” Wednesday the West Texas VA Health Care System says is long overdue.The ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 9915 Wright Drive, in Midland. The public is invited to attend.“The ceremony is part of a nationwide effort of Americans uniting to thank and honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice,” a news release stated.The commemoration recognizes all U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955 to May 5, 1975 regardless of location of service. March 29 is the official recognition day so designated by The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017. Previous articleSCRAPBOOK: March 25, 2018Next articleCouncil to vote on Hispanic Chamber admin Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest Ceremony will recognize Vietnam Veterans By admin – March 25, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

Health services warns students about cold

first_imgWith temperatures plunging into the negatives this week, University Health Services advised students to protect their health against the risks posed by adverse conditions.Dr. Kevin McAward of University Health Services said the most basic preventative measure students should take is to dress warmly and in layers.“Cover your skin and dress in layers,” McAward said. “Avoid your clothes or socks getting wet.”In such extreme cold temperatures, it does not take long for the body to be at risk for frostbite or hypothermia. McAward said it is important for students to be aware of the symptoms of these serious health problems.“Pale, painful, burning skin is a sign of frostbite,” McAward said. “Skin that doesn’t pink [or] red up after going inside is concerning. Hypothermia is a state of full body cooling. Mild hypothermia presents with lethargy, confusion, shivering and then worsens to delirium and finally coma and respiratory depression.”McAward said the key to preventing frostbite is warming the affected areas in the right way.“To avoid damage from frostbite, run areas of concern under warm water. Do not rub them to try to keep them warm. That can damage them more,” he said. “Also it is very important to keep an area of potential frostbite warm after it has been rewarmed. Do not go back out into the cold.”According to McAward, the amount of exposure to cold is an important factor for the onset of health conditions like frostbite and hypothermia.“More important than the amount of time, is the amount of exposure [to the cold]. It depends on how cold the temperature falls. At -15 F it will only take 5-10 minutes before exposed skin is subject to frostbite,” he said.McAward also advised caution with regard to exercising outside in dangerously low temperatures.“Staying covered again remains the most important consideration when exercising in the cold,” McAward said. “While exercise will keep your core temperature up, it will not help your skin to stay warm and may make [you] at greater risk if sweat accumulates in clothing.”McAward also said it was important for students to be aware that the most common cold-related injury is falling due to slippery conditions.“Notre Dame does a fantastic job clearing sidewalks and parking lots, but there are still a lot of slippery spots. Being aware of your footing is extremely important,” he said.Tags: Dr. Kevin McAward, frostbite, hypothermia, Polar Vortex, University Health Serviceslast_img read more

Trump signs PPP flexibility into law; NAFCU updates FAQs

first_imgPresident Donald Trump Friday signed into law H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The bill passed the House overwhelmingly with bipartisan support and the Senate by unanimous consent. NAFCU is supportive of changes to ensure small business owners can use the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) paycheck protection program (PPP) loan funds effectively to support employees and businesses.Under the law, small businesses will have up to 24 weeks to use the loans and the deadline for rehiring workers would be extended from June 30 to the end of this year. It will also change the requirement related to the portion of PPP loan forgivable amount that must be used toward payroll from 75 percent to 60 percent.Following its enactment, NAFCU released an updated version of its PPP FAQs noting these changes. In addition, Question No. 54 clarifies that although H.R. 7010 extended the covered period of loans, it did not extend the PPP’s authorization date. This means that no new PPP loans may be disbursed after June 30, 2020, unless additional changes are passed. Question No. 3 also flags that H.R. 7010 changed the program’s loan maturity from two years to five.The association expects the SBA and Treasury to release additional guidance and interim final rules to address changes made by H.R. 7010. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

West Sumatra reports first COVID-19 case, linked to Malaysia’s mass prayer

first_imgThe mayor separately informed the public about the findings on his Instagram account @ramlannurmatias, where he also mentioned the death of another patient who had been under observation for COVID-19. The patient was a resident of Solok Selatan regency, also in West Sumatra. He died on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities, he further said, had contacted the patient’s family members and screened them for testing and isolation.”We’re tracing the patient’s travel history as well to identify others who have interacted with her recently,” he added.Read also: How a 16,000-strong religious gathering led Malaysia to lockdownA number of Indonesian citizens who participated in the mass prayer in Malaysia have tested positive for the life-threatening respiratory illness. Malaysia itself has reported hundreds of COVID-19 cases connected to the event, which was attended by roughly 16,000 people from various countries. The administration of Bukittinggi in West Sumatra announced its first case of COVID-19 on Thursday, saying it was related to a massive Islamic gathering in neighboring Malaysia.The patient is a 48-year-old woman whose husband had returned from Malaysia after participating in the four-day gathering held near Kuala Lumpur from Feb. 27 to March 1.She was admitted to the Dr. Achmad Mochtar General Hospital Bukittinggi on March 21, and her test result came back positive on Thursday, Bukittinggi Mayor Ramlan Nurmatias said.center_img “I call on all Bukittinggi residents to refrain from going outside their houses to break the transmission chain. Please practice social distancing,” the mayor said, adding that he would ban any mass gatherings in the meantime.As of Thursday afternoon, five cases of COVID-19 have been detected in West Sumatra, according to a statement released by the provincial administration, two in Bukittinggi and one each in Padang city, Tanah Datar regency and South Pesisir regency.On Monday, Governor Irwan Prayitno issued a circular calling on West Sumatra natives living in other regions not to return home for now so as to curb the spread of COVID-19. West Sumatrans are known for their aptitude to travel outside of the province to other areas of the archipelago. Many of them work as merchants selling various products in their new places of residence.Topics :last_img read more

Pets Available For Adoption In Olympia

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Hello, I am a female brown and white patch tabby cat with short length hair and my # is 85858. I am very sweet and curious cat. I enjoy getting and giving affection.  I am also fun and enjoy playing and exploring.  I am in search of a forever family to call my own. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. Thank you! Hello I am a male, about 8 years old, black and beige Himalayan cat and my # is 86127. I came into Joint Animal services when my owner had to move and now I want to find a forever home to be a loving part of. I am a lovable cat and am told I am very pretty.  I am neutered and declawed. Due to my lack of claws I will need to be an indoor cat to keep me safe. My past owner said I did well with kids but not so well with other cats or dogs as I am afraid of dogs.  I am a loving and affectionate cat and I can’t wait to share my love with my new family. Please come down and meet me or call 360-352-2510 for more information about me. Thank you!last_img read more

There Will Be Lights at RBR This Fall

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – The Let There Be Lights campaign was a success.After two years of fundraising, the Red Bank Regional Buccaneer Athletic Foun­dation (RBRBAF) has succeeded in its founding initiative to bring lights to the Red Bank Regional (RBR) athletic field.Approximately $150,000 was raised for the project and the lights were installed at the end of last month.Members of the RBR Buccaneer Athletic Foundation havesuccessfully completed their two-year effort to bring lights to the Red Bank Regional athletic field. They are, back row, from left: Anne Amato, Don Chamberlain, Scott Navitsky, foundation President Cathy Reardon and RBR Athletic Director Del Dal Pra. Front row, from left: Debbie Juliano, Jody Navitsky, Judy Bonanno and Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz. Absent from photo are Diane Davis and Beth Lloyd.Area businesses were generous in donating or discounting their services to help erect the lights. Three football games and two soccer games – one girls and one boys – will be played under the lights this fall. The field also will be used for boys and girls lacrosse in the spring.“Everyone understood the importance of bringing lights to our athletic field from a community perspective,” said RBRBAF Presi­dent Cathy Reardon. “It creates a great athletic and social experience for our kids. It was a tremendous community effort.”RBR Athletic Director Del Dal Pra is appreciative of the athletic foundation’s work and extolled the virtues of finally having an even playing field (pun intended) with other schools in RBR’s division. All opponents have had the benefit of lights on their high school fields.“This will increase practice time and, therefore, help improve athletic performance,” Dal Pra said. “The lights would also allow the district to sponsor athletic tournaments, which would bring additional funding to the athletic program as well as promote community spirit.”RBRBAF member Scott Nevitsky said that many in the community helped to make this happen.“We had a very hardworking committee, held many fundraisers and received generous donations from parents, alumni and the community,” he said. “We particularly appreciated the partnership with the Red Bank River­Center in their Inter­national Flavors Festival where we provided the bulk of volunteers and received a generous donation from the proceeds of the event.” “Everyone worked together, they really believed in the mission and had a great passion for the cause,” Nevitsky added.The work of the RBRBAF will continue with a list of other athletic improvements it would like to help bring to RBR.RBR Superintendent Dr. Jim Stefankiewicz said he and school board members are “extremely happy and appreciative of the efforts of the athletic foundation members and look forward to continuing a working relationship with them in the future.”last_img read more

Earthquake Felt In Two River Area

first_imgBy Jennifer Driscoll |A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Dover, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 30, with people from Virginia to Massachusetts feeling its effects. Earthquakes in this area are rare; according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Delaware is only considered a medium seismic risk state, and there is no known fault line where the earthquake occurred.Social media erupted with reactions as people along the East Coast felt the quake. The tremors were felt all across Monmouth County, ranging in intensity from magnitude 2.0 to 3.0. Many were surprised by the shaking – some said they thought it was just caused by a large gust of wind or a truck driving by. Others turned to Facebook and Twitter to confirm their suspicions of an earthquake, describing how their entire houses were shaking, with chandeliers swinging and doors rattling. Although the quake caught many off guard, there were no reported damage or injuries.This article was first published in the Dec. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Applications open for business scholarship

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Applications are now available for the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation’s Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship for young women who are interested in pursuing a career in business. The local winner receives $1,000 and the chance to advance to competition at the district and international levels. The winner at the local club level will receive $1,000 at the Zonta Club of SCV May business meeting. Her application will then be forwarded to District 9 Gov. Barbara White for judging at the district level. The winner at the district level will receive an award of $250, and her application will then be forwarded to Zonta International to compete for one of six $5,000 awards. Applications have been distributed to Southern California universities, colleges and community colleges. The application deadline is Monday, April 9. Further information or applications can be obtained by calling M.J. West at (661) 252-9351. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.last_img read more

Smith reminds teammates: We have to control the game

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? And that just drives him to perform better and help the team come Sunday, as TNT seeks to once again gain advantage in the championship duel.“It’s a seven-game series and we lost one game. It’s funny because we win close games and the games we lose, we get blown out. If that’s an indication right there, we want to come back ready for Game 3,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old behemoth downplayed the defensive schemes San Miguel employed on him, noting that though he only had 11 points, six rebounds, and five assists, it was not the double and triple-teams which led to TNT’s downfall.“They played harder and they deserve to win. We’re the more aggressive team in the first game and we won. They were the more aggressive team in this game. It’s a seven-game series, now it’s five,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSmith, though, agreed that frustration may have gotten the better of the KaTropa, and it’s up to them to play through those distractions if they want to snag Game 3 on Sunday.“We can’t control how the referees [handle] the game. Like I said, we all feel different about the refs. We can’t control what they do, and I told the guys that we got to go out here like they’re out there. We got to control the game. They make the calls, whether right or wrong, so we got to keep playing,” he said. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT import Joshua Smith isn’t losing sleep over the way San Miguel defended him in Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“I’ve seen double teams since I came here, since the last game. Nothing can really surprise me,” he said after the KaTropa’s 102-88 defeat to the Beermen on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments NBA: Detroit guard Caldwell-Pope suspended for two games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more