Representative Frye talks school safety

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — After the two recent school shootings in Indiana, it is clear more must be done to protect our students and educators. This session, we are renewing our commitment to the safety and well-being of Hoosier students and teachers.As a national leader in school safety, Indiana has invested over $100 million in strengthening school security. As chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, I  recently supported a bill that would give schools across the state easier access to funding for school safety resources and prepare students and teachers in case of an emergency.Under House Bill 1004, schools would implement recommendations from Gov. Eric Holcomb’s school safety report to improve physical security and mental health resources for students. This legislation would provide school systems more flexibility to qualify for the Secured School Fund Grant Program, which offers matching funds to school districts to address potential safety upgrades and improve mental health resources. Additionally, to ensure students and staff are appropriately prepared, all Indiana schools would conduct at least one active school shooter drill each semester.In the rare event of an emergency where immediate medical attention would be needed, teachers should have resources available to them. With legislation I authored, the state would partner with the “Stop the Bleed” initiative, which would have school personnel be trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.I understand the importance of taking a closer look at how we protect our students and teachers, and many bills that are being introduced this session could help prevent future tragedies. To follow these school safety bills and more, watch committee meetings, and view session live, visit iga.in.gov. I can also be contacted at 317-234-9450 or h67@iga.in.gov if you have any questions or input on issues being debate at the Statehouse.last_img read more


Franklin County announces early voting hours

first_imgBrookville, IN — Franklin County has announced early voting hours. Early voting will take place at the Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville in room 105.The Following dates will have voting from 8:30 am to 4 pm :(Unless otherwise specified)October 6 – 9October 13 – 16October 19 – 23October 26 – 30There will be two Saturday early voting options. The following dates will have voting from 8 am to 3 pm:Saturday, October 24Saturday, October 31The day before Election Day, Monday, November 2, early voting will be available from 8:30 am to 12 pm (noon).last_img read more


Connacht off to winning start

first_img Press Association Prop Nathan White, who turned 32 on Wednesday, accepted a belated birthday present in the form of an intercept try as he sent Connacht ahead in the fourth minute. Luciano Orquera replied with a penalty but Connacht pushed 12-3 in front when Matt Healy – one of the province’s best performers in pre-season – scored a classy converted try on the half hour. Pat Lam’s stewardship of Connacht began on a positive note as they swept Zebre aside for an opening 25-16 RaboDirect PRO12 win at the Sportsground. New Zealand recruits Dion Berryman and Brendon Leonard had precious few chances to inspire the Italians in attack. Dan Parks added three more points to Connacht’s tally before half-time, as their scrum continued to impress. Zebre improved on the restart with Orquera kicking two penalties to one from Parks, before Connacht got their counter-attacking game going and Fionn Carr flew in for try number three. The visitors added a deserved consolation score from Luca Redolfini in the final minute, despite losing fellow replacement Matteo Pratichetti to the sin-bin. Full-back Berryman, one of five debutants in the Italians’ starting line-up, tested out Robbie Henshaw’s defence before Connacht seized an early lead. White was alert to a quickly-taken Zebre line-out, intercepting the throw to canter in from 25 metres out. Parks’ conversion attempt went wide. Orquera closed the gap to 5-3 after Connacht were pinged for not rolling away and amid a scrappy error-strewn start, Parks missed two penalties set up by Connacht’s forceful maul and scrum. The game lulled along until Parks spread play intelligently with a skip pass in the 29th minute, Carr came in off his wing and linked superbly with fellow winger Healy who shimmied and then beat his man on the outside. Parks’ kicking radar was bang on target from the touchline conversion, the seven points lifting Connacht’s confidence and their forwards took their cue. The westerners turned over a Zebre scrum with George Naoupu doing well to control possession at the base, and that good work led to a first successful penalty from Parks and a 15-3 interval lead. Zebre had done very little wrong in defence, working hard and maintaining their shape and discipline for the most part. An instinctive break from 13-times capped All Black Leonard also gave a glimpse of their attacking potential. The Italian outfit opened the scoring in the second half, winning a scrum penalty which Orquera stuck over with six minutes gone. The territory swung in improving Zebre’s favour during the third quarter, the tension increasing for the home support in the 4,083 crowd as Orquera cut Connacht’s lead to six points. Parks snapped back three points as Lam looked to his bench, with young Kiwi Jake Heenan making his mark with a couple of useful turnovers. Man-of-the-match Henshaw and pacey replacements Tiernan O’Halloran and Paul O’Donohoe also lifted the province late on, the latter releasing Carr for his 75th minute try just to the right of the posts. Parks and Gonzalo Garcia had missed penalty attempts before that and Pratichetti’s sin-binning for foul play left Zebre with 14 men for the closing seven minutes. Park’s conversion took Connacht 25-9 clear before reserve prop Redolfini rumbled over for a try his team’s second half efforts merited. last_img read more


Monaghan aim for Ulster

first_imgThat match is underway at Kingspan Breffni Park at 4pm Fermanagh stand in their way as they face each other in today’s semi-final.Malachy O’Rourke has made one change to the side that beat Cavan in the provincial quarter-finals, with Walshe coming in for Drew Wylie after his ACL injury.last_img


Tipperary Water to sponsor county championships

first_imgKeith O’Haire , head of non-alcholic beverages at C&C Gleeson believes the deal makes sense from the company’s point of view. The company, which is owned by C&C Gleeson, has signed a three year deal which covers all adult grades, from minor to senior, across both codes.County Board Chairman Michael Bourke described the financial package as ‘very generous’.He also says that Tipperary Water have been consistent supporters of the GAA in the Premier County.last_img read more


Shock! Chelsea Star Snubbed England Call-Up – Manager

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater turned down an invitation to the England squad ahead of the upcoming friendly games with Germany and Brazil.Southgate also added that the talk of club-versus-country rows is “nonsense”.The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender was speaking during a chat with BBC Radio 5 live.In his words, he said:“The players are injured and cannot play.”“I am not a manager who wants to reel players out until they break. I don’t take risks with players.” he added.Speaking further, Southgate said:“I have man-to-man discussions with them around where they are at and how much risk we want to take.“Hearing this talk of club v country, it is a nonsense.” he concluded.Danny Drinkwater has struggled for fitness this season since making his £35m move to Stamford Bridge from Leicester City. He has made just four appearances for the Blues.England Squad For Germany and Brazil:Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (West Ham – loan from Manchester City), Jordan Pickford (Everton).Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace – loan from Chelsea), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Jack Cork (Burnley).Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Swansea – loan from Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester).RelatedVardy Defends Former Club Teammate Over England SnubNovember 13, 2017In “England”He has no place in my team – Sarri gives blunt assessment of Danny DrinkwaterDecember 21, 2018In “England”England Unveil 23-Man World Cup Squad As Wilshere And Hart Miss OutMay 16, 2018In “England”last_img read more


FRAN’S VALENTINE QUOTES-SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOE TALAMO, CORDIALITY, WINNER: “When I got back, I was surprised to see those fast fractions. It was a funny set up, the plan going in was to sit second, third or fourth, but when nobody went, we inherited the lead by accident. When the four (runner-up Queen Bee to You) came to her, I got a little concerned. Turning for home, she kicked on and was very impressive, her ears were up and she was doing it pretty easy the whole way, I just sat on her to the top of the lane and she fought really hard.”TRAINER QUOTESTIM YAKTEEN, CORDIALITY, WINNER: “We had a plan for her when we claimed her (Two starts back for $62,500 on Feb. 18), we just didn’t have a prep race, so that’s why we had to run her against those tough mares in her last race, but it worked out well for us. The 46 and two (fifths, for a half mile) didn’t concern me, but when she didn’t kick away at the quarter pole I thought they were going to swamp her. But she showed her heart and her determination, she’s a gritty mare. We are going to enjoy the moment. The Solana Beach Stakes(at Del Mar) would probably be our next target like she did last year.”NOTES: The winning owner is Donnie Crevier who resides in Costa Mesa, CA.last_img read more


SANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLSARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2020)–At Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority.We are in full compliance with all government and local health orders and are taking every possible precaution and safeguard to ensure the health and safety of the limited number of essential racing personnel required to operate racing without fans.The horse racing industry is unique in several respects and now, perhaps more than ever in these difficult times, we must be mindful of our responsibility to prioritize the safety and well-being of the horses and those who care for them.We have the ability to limit exposure per health and governmental regulations while continuing to support our industry.The following protocols are in force at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands. The Recreational Hall and associated gym facilities in the stable area are closed.All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only CHRB licensed trainers and essential personnel who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the CHRB, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Security personnel at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Training Center are closed to new out-of-state personnel. No new personnel are allowed to accompany a horse onto TSG property from out-of-state, including jockeys, trainers, exercise riders and grooms.Horses must ship in to a trainer who currently has a barn at one of the three locations.Anyone travelling internationally, including owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and exercise riders, must undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine and pass a physical examination prior to being allowed onto the grounds. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed to all but the official chart caller.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Travel for jockeys will be restricted.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields and essential CHRB licensed personnel responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area.last_img read more


CORRECTION-RCMP search for stolen all terrain vehicles

first_imgThe RCMP are looking for your help after a snowmobile and an all terrain vehicle were stolen Saturday morning.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP received a complaint that a snowmobile and an all terrain vehicle were taken from a garage at a residence on the 269 road. The two vehicles were taken sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m on May 14.The all terrain vehicle is described as a green, 2010, Polaris “side by side” vehicle. This vehicle has recognizable damage and will be identifiable to police.The snowmobile is described as a blue, 2004, Polaris 800 snow machine. The RCMP believe the snowmobile was loaded into the rear of the side by side and driven away.  Police believe the value of the two vehicles is $20,000.Tracks from the home lead into the Clairmont Subdivision off the 269 road and the Alaska Highway just south of where the theft occurred.Advertisement Anyone who has any further information about this crime or observed anything unusual between the stated times is asked to call the RCMP. You can contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca CORRECTION- RCMP have corrected their original press release regarding the two stolen vehicles. Authorities now say that the vehicles were a green, 2011 Polaris Ranger 400 “side by side” and a red/black 2010 Polaris Quad Sportsman 500.  last_img read more


DONEGAL CORONER REFUSES INQUEST FOR MISSING MARY BOYLE

first_imgThe acting Donegal coroner has refused a request to hold an inquest into missing Mary Boyle.The family of the six year old, who disappeared in 1977 at Cashelard, Ballyshannon, was hoping an inquest would reignite a Garda inquiry.But Dr Diarmuid Hegarty has contacted Mary’s twin sister Ann to say there was no evidence that the little Donegal girl was dead. It is understood Dr Hegarty took legal advice on Ann’s request but phoned Ann this week to say there would not be an inquest.Not all the Boyle family support the idea of seeking an inquest.Mary’s mother Ann does not want to accept her daughter may be dead and did not want to give the go-ahead for an inquest.The site at Cashelard which Gardai dug up in the search for missing Mary BoyleHowever sister Ann, 42, said she felt an inquest may aid any investigation into Mary’s disappearance. “There has been no sight nor sound of Mary in 36 years since she disappeared.“Nobody believes that she could still be alive. Most likely she is still somewhere on the mountain.“If there is no proof she is alive then an inquest can be held and a new Garda investigation launched, but the coroner told me there is no prospect of an inquest,” said Ann.There was concern among the Boyle family earlier this year when a new search of Cashelard took place.The dig took place in a field using a JCB and up to 14 Gardai. But some of the Boyle have made an official complaint to Gardai saying proper forensic protocols were not followed.DONEGAL CORONER REFUSES INQUEST FOR MISSING MARY BOYLE was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 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)Tags:Ann BoyleCashelardcoroner Diarmuid HegartyinquestMARY BOYLElast_img read more