Service dog trainees win over CU staffers

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Meet Maverick, a yellow Labrador retriever with an impressive resume: He’s a member of the PenFed Credit Union team, social media star and assistance dog in training for a mission to transform the life of a person with disabilities.Maverick is being raised by Andrea McCarren, VP/digital and chief content officer, and accompanies her daily to work and in her travels, even on the runway to gala fundraisers for the Canine Companions for Independence and other organizations that support veterans, military members and their families, causes supported by the $25 billion Tysons, Virginia, credit union.He is one of three future assistance dogs that are a regular and welcome presence at PenFed offices. Admiral is being raised by Senior EVP Lisa Jennings, and Clint travels with Emma Phillips, university relations and campus recruitment lead, when she goes on college visits to recruit future employees. Thus far, PenFed CU has spent $100,000 in support of Canine Companions and the care of the three dogs as they learn basic commands and socialization skills over 18 months with their current humans before moving on for more intensive training and eventual placement.During his time with McCarren, Maverick also has a gig as the first “social media influencer” for Chewy, the online pet supply company, and will earn a commission for every referral of new customers through his posts. “He’s donating all of it to the PenFed Foundation, which supports military families in need and Canine Companions,” she says. continue reading »last_img read more

Authorities search for thieves who stole toilet paper and other items from store

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says they are currently searching for two thieves who stole toilet paper and several other items from a  Walmart store.The incident was reported on March 19th at the location at 6294 Forest Hill Blvd.Officials say the suspects stole two packs of Charmin toilet paper, four cases of Corona beer,  two cases of Tide laundry detergent, a large package of paper towels, and several Swiffer cleaning products and costed the store at least $500.The thieves then fled the store in a 2013 white Hyundai.If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.last_img read more

Durham pair win at last Ð after 27 years

first_img “We’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been good,” said the 12-handicapper. “It gets people together, you get to meet new people and it’s just been fun.” Click here for full scores The clincher was Rob’s fifth birdie of the day, which he holed from about 30ft on the 18th and he said: “We are really over the moon, we have never won anything playing together.”  The popular competition – which is run by England Golf – was played for the first time last year and the Kings were third. Then it was their turn to lose out on countback when they just missed second place.  The pair, from Eaglescliffe Golf Club, took up golf together 27 years ago after Rob had a knee operation and had to give up football and cricket. Back then they played together a lot, but over the years they’ve developed their own golfing circles so they jumped at the chance to have a competitive outing.  “I liked the family theme of this competition and I wanted to come and play with my dad,” said Rob, who is an 11-handicapper. John plays off 18, at the age of 75, and manages to fit in three to four rounds a week.  Fifth place went to Yorkshire’s Jenny Davies and her daughter, Jo, (Bondhay) who were in the first group out on the course. They were among five pairs from Bondhay who entered the competition. “We’re a very family oriented club,” said Jenny, who won England Golf’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Despite missing out on the top prize, Lewis Hunt, 16, had the compensation of recording the best score of his career to date.  He was seven-under par on his own ball, with five birdies and a chip-in eagle, but Robert also played his part in the score.  “Dad was backing me up,” said Lewis, who started with two consecutive birdies.  “I liked the family theme of this competition and I wanted to come and play with my dad,” said Rob, who is an 11-handicapper. John plays off 18, at the age of 75, and manages to fit in three to four rounds a week.  Fourth were Rupert Pilgrim and his 12-year-old daughter Jess (Harewood Downs/Harewood Artisans, Buckinghamshire). Rupert holed a very important putt on 18 for their total, but he insisted: “I probably scored on four holes, Jess was stunning.” She’s certainly on great form having cut her handicap by four to 15 over the last two weeks.  The popular competition – which is run by England Golf – was played for the first time last year and the Kings were third. Then it was their turn to lose out on countback when they just missed second place.  Click here for full scores “We’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been good,” said the 12-handicapper. “It gets people together, you get to meet new people and it’s just been fun.” More countbacks were required to separate the next three groups who all tied on 45 points. Third place went to another father and son combination, David and Darrel Edwards of Stafford Castle, who love family golf. “My dad introduced me to golf and to our golf club 29 years ago and he was president when I was captain in 2011,” said Darrel.  3 Sep 2017 Durham pair win at last Ð after 27 years Fourth were Rupert Pilgrim and his 12-year-old daughter Jess (Harewood Downs/Harewood Artisans, Buckinghamshire). Rupert holed a very important putt on 18 for their total, but he insisted: “I probably scored on four holes, Jess was stunning.” She’s certainly on great form having cut her handicap by four to 15 over the last two weeks.  The clincher was Rob’s fifth birdie of the day, which he holed from about 30ft on the 18th and he said: “We are really over the moon, we have never won anything playing together.”  He took up golf when he was 11, encouraged by his dad, and now plays off three and is in the Yorkshire boys’ B squad. Father and son (Burstwick) often practice together but it’s at least three years since they played together in competition – so Robert grabbed the chance to enter this tournament.  They scored 48 points on the Thonock Park course at PING’s Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire, pipping Yorkshire father and son, Robert and Lewis Hunt, by virtue of their better back nine.  Fifth place went to Yorkshire’s Jenny Davies and her daughter, Jo, (Bondhay) who were in the first group out on the course. They were among five pairs from Bondhay who entered the competition. “We’re a very family oriented club,” said Jenny, who won England Golf’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Despite missing out on the top prize, Lewis Hunt, 16, had the compensation of recording the best score of his career to date.  He was seven-under par on his own ball, with five birdies and a chip-in eagle, but Robert also played his part in the score.  Durham father and son John and Rob King snatched victory on countback in the  PING Family Fourball Betterball – and claimed their first win together in 27 years of playing golf. He took up golf when he was 11, encouraged by his dad, and now plays off three and is in the Yorkshire boys’ B squad. Father and son (Burstwick) often practice together but it’s at least three years since they played together in competition – so Robert grabbed the chance to enter this tournament.  “Dad was backing me up,” said Lewis, who started with two consecutive birdies.  The pair, from Eaglescliffe Golf Club, took up golf together 27 years ago after Rob had a knee operation and had to give up football and cricket. Back then they played together a lot, but over the years they’ve developed their own golfing circles so they jumped at the chance to have a competitive outing.  Durham father and son John and Rob King snatched victory on countback in the  PING Family Fourball Betterball – and claimed their first win together in 27 years of playing golf. They scored 48 points on the Thonock Park course at PING’s Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire, pipping Yorkshire father and son, Robert and Lewis Hunt, by virtue of their better back nine.  Durham pair win at last – after 27 years  More countbacks were required to separate the next three groups who all tied on 45 points. Third place went to another father and son combination, David and Darrel Edwards of Stafford Castle, who love family golf. “My dad introduced me to golf and to our golf club 29 years ago and he was president when I was captain in 2011,” said Darrel.  Tags: Durham, Gainsborough Golf Club, PINGlast_img read more

Monmouth County PR Office Wins National Recognition

first_imgFREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Department of Public Information and Tourism has been recognized for its work by the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO), an arm of the National Association of Counties (NACo).The department took home awards in four categories: news releases, speechwriting, photography and video production. All 3,077 U.S. counties are eligible to compete in the NACIO awards program.“I am very proud of my staff because they work very hard all year long to publicize the many good things about Monmouth County government,” said William K. Heine, public information director. “Being recognized by one’s peers, especially on the national level, is extremely gratifying.”The awards won are:This photograph, taken by William K. Heine, Monmouth County director of public Information during the county’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sept. 11, 2011, at Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, won first place in the photography category in a national contest sponsored by the the National Association of County Information Officers.Superior (1st), Photography – A photograph of a law enforcement officer paying tribute to a fallen brother at the county’s Sept. 11 ceremony.Superior (1st), Audio Visual Production – The Monmouth in Focus television show providing an overview of the Oceanic Bridge project.Meritorious (3rd), Speech-writing – A graduation speech prepared for the basic law enforcement graduation class at the county’s police academy.Meritorious (3rd), News Release Writing – A news release entitled Oceanic Bridge to close for repairs about the county’s project to replace the bridge’s bascule span last winter.“I am grateful for the commitment the freeholders have made to public information and for the support they have shown to me and my staff and the work that we do,” Heine said. “The department is always striving to improve the way in which it communicates with residents about the programs and services the county offers.”In addition to producing a monthly TV show and utilizing traditional media outlets such as radio stations and newspapers, the department makes available a weekly e-newsletter and posts information on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Residents can sign up for the newsletter from the county’s homepage at www.visitmonmouth.com, where they can also find links for various social media outlets.County communications projects entered in this year’s competition ranged from Annual Reports to events for children, demonstrating the breadth of county government services as well as counties’ commitment to inform and engage their citizens.“Generating news and information about Monmouth County programs and services is necessary to keep residents informed about what’s going on in their county,” Freeholder Deputy Director Thomas A. Arnone said. “We are pleased that the Public Information staff has been recognized nationally by their peers.”last_img read more

Coming Soon to the Old Post Office: Pizza

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – Tommy Bonfiglio is passionate about pizza. And the kind of pizza he cares about is cooked in a coal fired oven, the kind he will soon install in his new restaurant, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, in the old borough Post Office building at 1030 Ocean Avenue.He plans to be open for business by mid-July. We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “We’re happy to be in Sea Bright.” Despite the ravages of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, much of the original post office structure remains, including the wooden beams on the ceiling, the brick walls and the 130-year old metal support columns in the north side of the building.Bonfiglio said he has brought in 30 truckloads of dirt to build up the floor of the building, which he plans to cover with polished concrete. He said he paid $1.6 million for the building and will put in another $2 million for its restoration.Brooklyn native Bonfiglio, 55, a partner in the Red Bank law firm Bonfiglio & Asterita, is not new to the pizza business. He has opened four Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants. Three were sold, including one in the Red Bank Galleria, and the fourth was closed. He previously owned the Dockside on the river in Sea Bright.
 Now Bonfiglio said he and his wife, Yvette, and his daughter, Andrea, would be working together at the new Sea Bright restaurant, not far from their Monmouth Beach home. He said the family loved being in the restaurant business.Bonfiglio said he liked the fact that since he has been in the restaurant business people recognize him, which doesn’t happen in the law profession.The restaurant will have 260 seats he said, with 100 outside – 60 on the river side and 40 on the east side of the building. There will be 45 television sets on the walls and a sports bar with 24 different beers on tap.The menu will be varied and include coal oven roasted pizza and wings, as well as pasta, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, tacos, sliders, dips, and other appetizers.He said he believes he reason that pizza prepared in a coal fired oven is so tasty is that it is done at 800 degrees, and cooks rapidly, retaining the flavor of the toppings. For his restaurant, Bonfiglio, has chosen the same kind of coal-fired oven used at the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, near the Brooklyn Bridge.last_img read more

DONEGAL PRIDE! CHLOE MAGEE BEATEN AT OLYMPICS BUT HEAD HELD HIGH

first_imgPROUD: CHLOE MAGEECHLOE Magee did her county and her country proud today as she just failed to qualify for the last 16 at the London Olympics.There were huge cheers from the 6,000-strong crowd at the Wembley Arena as Chloe fought back time and again but she eventually lost by two games to one to the much more experienced Hongyan Pi.The 23-year-old Raphoe woman can hold her head high after putting in a superb performance. She said “I’m frustrated because I know I had the winning of that match” said the Raphoe girl. “But she was very clever and maybe her experience told in the end. But I’m pleased at least with how I performed today.”She took the first game 21-16 as the Chinese-born French opponent looked nervous.At 6-6 in the second game, Chloe committed a rare unforced error.But then Hongyan Pi also committed the same mistake before going on to take a 11-8 lead at the break. As Chloe closed down the lead she let a drop shot fall – but it was just in and Chloe hit the shuttlecock away in frustration.But she followed that with a great smash.The rest of the game ebbed and flowed – but Pi took the second game 21-18 despite some battling rallies from the Donegal girl.In the final game Pi went into the lead, before some cracking shots from Chloe saw her sneak into a 9-7 lead.Pi came back to level at 9-9 before the French woman smashed a shot to take the lead again. The a morale-boosting rally ended with a superb deft shot to level at 10-10.Pi got lucky as the shuttlecock just landed in and she led 11-10 at the half-way break.The French player then took a 14-10 lead before Chloe pulled back a couple of points, hitting a super smash at 16-13 to her opponent.But it wasn’t to be for the Raphoe girl as she lost the last game 21-14. “I’m frustrated because I know I had the winning of that match” said the Raphoe girl. “But she was very clever and maybe her experience told in the end. But I’m pleased at least with how I performed today.”By the time Brazil comes around in 2016, there’s little doubt Chloe Magee will be going a lot further at the Olympics.Chloe – you did us proud.DONEGAL PRIDE! CHLOE MAGEE BEATEN AT OLYMPICS BUT HEAD HELD HIGH was last modified: August 1st, 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:BADMINTONchloe mageedonegalRaphoelast_img read more

Aston Villa skipper an injury doubt for Manchester United game – Lambert

first_imgAston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he is in the dark over when captain Ron Vlaar will be fit again.The Dutchman missed Villa’s 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Sunday with a calf injury, joining striker Libor Kozak and defender Antonio Luna on the sidelines.Lambert insisted the injury was not as bad as last season, when Vlaar was ruled out for two months, but he admitted the centre-back may not be fit for next Sunday’s match with Manchester United.The Villa boss said: “I don’t know how long he’s going to be out. It’s not as bad as his one last year. I think he’s a lot more positive about this.“I don’t expect it to be months or anything like that.”Lambert also insisted full-back Matt Lowton remained in his thoughts, despite being left out again in favour of Leandro Bacuna, who gave away a penalty at Craven Cottage.The Scot said: “Bacuna had been playing well and when Matty came on [against Fulham] he did fine.“He’s not too far from coming back in, really.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mid-Season Cab Cam – Adam Kipker, Logan County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some parts of Ohio, like the Lewistown area in Logan County, have received upwards of 30 inches of rain so far this growing season. That has pushed fieldwork back by 2 to 3 weeks for Adam Kipker and Triple K Farms. A new toolbar is making things a little easier on the farm when it comes to mid-summer soybean and corn applications. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out all about in this new Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment.last_img read more

2014 NYC and SOO live stream schedule – Saturday

first_imgSaturday will be the biggest day of Touch Football yet at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, with day four of the 2014 National Youth Championships and day two of the 2014 State of Origin Series, and you can watch plenty of it live! Please find below the links for the live stream games on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel for Saturday.Please note, the link for the Open’s games by production company, Power Productions is below as well, starting from 9.30am and again at 3.00pm. 8.00am – Women’s 20’s game two https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg2Z1Umxfok 8.55am – Men’s 20’s game two   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me_y4IdO9k4 2014 State of Origin Series game two – Open’s broadcast (from 9.30am) – http://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseries 12.35pm – NYC 18’s Girls grand finalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eegavvfKGM 1.30pm – NYC 18’s Boys grand final https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8MM12z5ofs 2.25pm – State of Origin Men’s 20’s game threehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4zTGaBW8O8 2014 State of Origin Series game three – Open’s broadcast (from 3.00pm) – http://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseries  There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin.The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below:www.soo.mytouchfooty.comwww.touchfootball.com.auAll of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the SOO and NYC events, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below.Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014)Related LinksNYC/SOO Live Streaminglast_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Unai Emery: Our identity WILL be playing out from the back

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Unai Emery: Our identity WILL be playing out from the backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists their future is tied to playing out from the back.Emery reassured nervous fans that his players will mix things up and occasionally resort to an old fashioned long ball when the time is right.But there is no danger of him ditching a key part of his philosophy altogether despite all the heart-in-the-mouth moments it has caused.Emery said: “The last match, Watford, was maybe the worst in our build up. But we are going to try, to work, to improve, to achieve our style.”To build up with the goalkeeper and centre back is going to be our identity but we are going to share sometimes with long balls.”Against Frankfurt we were different and decided more times to do long ball, earn metres on the pitch and after attack the space. We are going to decide what to do on Sunday, depending on Aston Villa.” last_img read more