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Local Public Safety Agencies Awarded Grants

first_imgThe Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved more than $400,000 in grants to aid public safety agencies statewide.Awards were given to 112 recipients in 62 counties. Recipients include local fire departments,emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management agencies in all 10 IDHS Districts.The focus of the foundation is to support the future of public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies for critical needs across Indiana. Grants provide up to $4,000. Eligible projects include:Equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment;Acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders;Providing radios and technology equipment; andTraining for emergency responders.Examples of items that current grant approvals funded include protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, computer and communication equipment, thermal imaging cameras and rescue mannequins.“Local public safety agencies play a critical role in the safety of Hoosiers across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “This grant money allows our first responders to replace and upgrade equipment vital to daily operations. By improving equipment and capabilities, our emergency response personnel statewide will have the tools they need to help keep Hoosiers safe.”The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is funded through the purchase of “Secure Indiana” license plates. These funds provide grants to public safety agencies and scholarships to students statewide.The following agencies were awarded grants from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation:DecaturCity of Greensburg Fire Department was awarded $199 for a TV connection to run emergency management software.Decatur County was awarded $3,999 for a patient rescue and treatment sled.FayetteCity of Connersville Fire Department was awarded $3,660.76 for two sets of turnout gear.Everton Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $3,948 for a nozzle and fire hoses.FranklinEagle Fire Company of Oldenburg was awarded $3,898 for an AED, evacuation chair, and water nozzle.RipleyCity of Batesville Police Department was awarded $4,000 for radios.Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $3,574 for rechargeable lights and chargers for flashlights.Napoleon Volunteer Fire Company was awarded $4,000 for personal protective headwear and footwear.RushAnderson Township of Rush County was awarded $2,387 for two rescue mannequins.last_img read more

Zabaleta has faith in Aguero

first_img Press Association City have not won any of the games since Aguero has returned, slipping seven points behind Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League and crashing out of the FA Cup to Championship Middlesbrough. City clearly need him back on song and Zabaleta is convinced it will happen sooner rather than later. Zabaleta said: “We need Sergio to come back to his best like he was in November, December when he was doing everything for the team – scoring goals, working hard for the team. “But after being injured for a long time for some players it is difficult to come back to his best, in terms of fitness. “I am sure Sergio will come back to his best. It is about confidence as well. The strikers need to feel they are in a good moment. Scoring goals is the best thing for them and I am sure as soon as Sergio scores one goal then he will again be one of the best strikers in the league.” City’s latest setback came against relegation-threatened Hull on Saturday, when it needed a last-gasp James Milner free-kick to salvage a 1-1 draw. Zabaleta acknowledges the champions’ problems are not just confined to the strikers, with City having not kept a clean sheet since they overcame Crystal Palace 3-0 on December 20, 10 games ago. The 30-year-old said: “We have to say defensively we are not doing great at the moment. We are conceding goals every game. We know clean sheets are always important for the team winning games. “There are defensive and offensive things we need to improve if we are to win something this season.” Argentina striker Aguero was in superb form earlier in the season, scoring 19 goals in 21 appearances before being struck down by a knee injury in December. Since returning from the resulting five-week lay-off a month ago he has not found the net again, going scoreless in five games – a run that has coincided with a downturn in results. City need to stop the rot to prevent Chelsea marching further clear but they face a difficult return to action at Stoke on Wednesday. The Potters, managed by former City boss Mark Hughes, are in good form having won six and lost just one of their last nine while they also won at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season. Zabaleta, who was signed by Hughes in 2008, said: “We are under pressure and we know it will be really hard because we know we have to win every game. Everything is very tight and there are no easy games in this league. “If we want to be a team that is trying to retain the title, and keeps going to the end, we need to win the games.” Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta believes compatriot Sergio Aguero needs just one goal to get firing again.last_img read more

Freshman Kate Hostage succeeding in college 2 years after ACL comeback

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tim and Christine Hostage can recall their immediate reactions. Her club teammate Shannon Aviza remembers her falling and screaming “vividly.” They witnessed Kate Hostage plant her foot and drop to the ground, tearing her ACL in 2014.Hostage herself does not. She blocks it out of her mind.Her father ran onto the field while Christine pulled up the car that would become the ambulance. Before she was carried off, Tim heard a coach say something.“Colleges will still want you.”Given the severity of the situation, Hostage’s father found it odd that someone addressed the distant concern of playing soccer in college. Whether appropriate or not, the statement rang true.Three years after her injury, Hostage has appeared in four games as a freshman for Syracuse (4-1-1) and scored the game-winning goal against Army. SU coach Phil Wheddon recruited her for her goal-scoring ability and “relentless” approach to the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t necessarily want to dwell on injuries. Unfortunately for women’s soccer in particular the ACL injury is prevalent,” Wheddon said. “It’s commonplace and recovery from those injuries, if it’s done properly, players come back to normal. In Kate’s case she came back better.”Hostage’s tear was one of three in the span of a few months, her mother said. Hostage called it an “ACL epidemic.” Published on September 6, 2017 at 9:01 pm Contact Bobby: rpmannin@syr.educenter_img Surgery was the first step. Afterward, she spent time with physical therapists, gym trainers and teammates in casts, rehabbing back to full health. Her summer weekend trips to Massachusetts beaches with extended family were put on hold as Hostage recovered.Six months later, she was participating in cutting and contact drills. In 2015, one year later, she returned to the field, still with the concern of playing at the college level on her mind.“It was hard because when she got injured it was right when colleges were starting to become interested,” Christine, her mother, said. “Then (when) she came back, it was the heart of recruiting time and she wasn’t 100 percent, so she really struggled and she wanted to go out there and perform and impress but it was hard because she was just coming back from her injury.”Hostage’s father worried about her health from the moment she tumbled to the ground. That was soon “replaced by the stress of watching her play.” Then it became relieving.In her games back, her father, who has recorded his daughter’s games since she was 10, noticed a more aware player. She suffered at least two concussions and wore head gear until she was 15. Aviza said Hostage was “just very tenacious and she’ll run through people.”Hostage said she was concerned she would be timid upon her return from surgery, but she felt comfortable after her first slide tackle. The Boston Breakers, her club team, won the 2015 National Premier Leagues Championship. Hostage committed to play at Syracuse, along with Aviza.Wheddon said he questioned if her offensive game would translate at the collegiate level. He got an answer to his question on Aug. 24. In the 56th minute against Army Taylor Bennett booted a free kick toward the net. An Army defender missed the header and Hostage was there to recover the ball and break the tie. It was the game-winning goal in her first collegiate appearance that she once worried would not come to fruition.She has since played in every match for the Orange.The year away provided Hostage a new appreciation for the game, and a goal in her college debut assured her that she belonged. Commentslast_img read more