AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Perchlorate in high doses has been connected to thyroid problems. One part per billion is roughly the volume of one grain of sand in an Olympic-size swimming pool. The well, which taps into the deep Saugus Aquifer, is located within 1,000 feet of another well that was capped due to perchlorate contamination in 1998. Decades of munitions testing and manufacturing at the 996-acre Whittaker-Bermite property north of Soledad Canyon Road has left a chemical plume in the aquifer – one of Santa Clarita Valley’s prime water sources. Eight water wells – including NC-13 – have tested positive for perchlorate. Though officials are unsure about the exact size of the plume, studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggest it is moving west and northwest, Diaz said. Officials with Whittaker Corp., which is charged with decontaminating the property, did not return calls for comment Monday. But Cole said the company will pay for the construction of a monitoring well between NC-13 and the Bermite property. NEWHALL – Trace amounts of perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel, have been discovered in a Newhall County Water District well near the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site. Routine tests conducted several months ago detected presence of the chemical at well NC-13, located near the Circle J Ranch subdivision and Oakdale Canyon. The district continues to operate the well, but will conduct further tests and analyses, said General Manager Steve Cole. The amount of perchlorate found was minimal – from undetectable to up to 1.9 parts per billion, he said. State standards requiring agencies to report the presence of perchlorate is about 4 parts per billion, while the state recommended level for safe drinking water is about 6 parts per billion. “It was detected at a very low concentration,” Jose Diaz, project manager with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control overseeing cleanup at Whittaker-Bermite, said Monday. “We’re doing investigations in the general vicinity of that well to determine where the plume extends.” “They will be able to pull samples from those special zones as far as what effects it has on our wells in case of increase concentration,” he said. “It’ll give us data in overall risks that’s out there.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
2015 Marshfield Elementary School Fun RunGirls (115 participants)Top 10: 1. Ashlyn Barwick (Washington, Grade 4) 6:53; 2. Calleigh Kanitz (Washington, Grade 4) 6:54; 3. Elianna Kanitz (Washington, Grade 6) 6:57; 4. Michaela Dick (Lincoln, Grade 5) and Janelle Haupt (Columbus, Grade 6) 7:32; 6. Emily Sternitzky (Washington, Grade 6) 7:36; 7. Megahn Esker (Washington, Grade 6) 7:42; 8. Niah Jakel (Washington, Grade 6) 7:43; 9. Blair Bennington (Washington, Grade 2) 7:47; 10. Aubrey Waldhauser (Columbus, Grade 3) 7:48.Boys (86 participants)Top 10: 1. Dylan Reimer (Our Lady of Peace, Grade 5) 6:28; 2. Chase Hinson (Grant, Grade 6) 6:44; 3. Brett Franklin (Washington, Grade 5) 6:48; 4. Michael Dick (Lincoln, Grade 5) 6:49; 5. David McKey (Nasonville, Grade 6) 7:04; 6. Trevor Foemmel (Grant, Grade 5) 7:15; 7. Bennett Lang (Grant, Grade 5) 7:19; 8. Henry Hoerneman (Washington, Grade 6) 7:23; 9. Owen Hoerneman (Washington, Grade 3) 7:24; 10. Jacob Kolstad (Grant, Grade 5) 7:27. Ashlyn Barwick, Dylan Reimer win one-mile racesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterOur Lady of Peace fifth-grader Dylan Reimer won the boys race at the annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.MARSHFIELD — A total of 201 runners competed in the annual Marshfield Elementary School Fun Run on Tuesday at Wildwood Park.Athletes from kindergarten through sixth grade — 115 girls and 86 boys — competed in the one-mile, cross country run around the Upper Pond at Wildwood.Dylan Reimer, a fifth-grader at Our Lady of Peace, won the boys race in a time of 6:28, 16 seconds ahead of Chase Hinson, a sixth-grader at Grant Elementary (6:44).The girls race was won by Washington Elementary fourth-grader Ashlyn Barwick, who finished in 6:53, just one second ahead of fellow Washington fourth-grader Calleigh Kanitz.The run was coordinated by the Marshfield High School cross country team and coach Dan Akin.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new report with preliminary data through July 20, 2016, revealing that 67 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2016—an eight percent increase over the same period last year (62)..Key FactsFirearms-related fatalities (32) spiked 78 percent in the first half of this year from 18 during the same period last year. Of particular concern, ambush-style killings of law enforcement officers have dramatically increased more than 300 percent from the same period in 2015. Fourteen officers were shot and killed in ambushes, seven officers were killed stopping a suspicious person and five officers were killed while executing a tactical arrest or high-risk warrants. Additional circumstances are included in the 2016 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report.Traffic-related incidents were the second leading cause of officer fatalities, with 24 officers killed during the reporting period—a 17 percent decrease over the same period last year (29). Thirteen officers were killed in automobile crashes involving another vehicle; five officers were struck while outside of their vehicle; four officers were killed in motorcycle crashes and two officers were killed in single-vehicle crashes. The two single-vehicle crashes are a 78 percent decrease from nine during the same period last year—an early indication that progress is being made reducing these preventable deaths.- Sponsor – Eleven officers died due to other causes such as job-related illnesses in the first half of 2016, compared to 16 officer deaths during the same time last year—a 31 percent decrease. Heart attacks were the cause of six officer deaths, two officers fell to their death, one officer died in an aircraft crash, one officer was beaten to death and one officer drowned.Texas led all states with 13 officer fatalities; followed by Louisiana with seven officer deaths. California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia all lost three officers thus far in 2016. The Memorial Fund is currently constructing the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Museum currently hosts discussions and free programming designed to educate the public about law enforcement policies and tactics. When the Museum opens in 2018, it will tackle tough issues our country faces with open dialog amongst law enforcement, civic leaders and the citizenry. Supporting Quote:“Each day some 900,000 men and women work to keep our communities safe, and we owe each of them a debt of gratitude,” declared NLEOMF President and CEO Craig W. Floyd. “All American citizens should be outraged at the number of officers who have been targeted, shot and killed this year. The brutal assassinations of law enforcement officers in Texas and Louisiana shocked our nation and we saw similar ambush attacks on officers in other parts of the country earlier this year. Public safety is a partnership. Thankfully, the vast majority of Americans clearly support and appreciate the vital role law enforcement plays in our society. So, now is the time for all law-abiding citizens to partner with law enforcement in support of safe communities.”A copy of the full report, “2016 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report,” is available at www.LawMemorial.org/FatalitiesReport. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Marco Reus Injury prone Reus vows to stay fit for World Cup Rob Lancaster 23:57 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images Germany Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The Borussia Dortmund star’s career has been plagued by injury but he is confident he can stay in shape to help Germany defend the world titl Marco Reus is adamant he will not miss out on a second successive World Cup as he aims to secure a place in Germany’s squad for Russia.The Borussia Dortmund forward did not feature in the 2014 edition due to an ankle problem, forcing him to watch on from afar as his compatriots lifted the trophy in Brazil.Having also missed out on Euro 2016, Reus is determined to make sure he is available to play in this year’s event – provided he is recalled by national coach Joachim Low. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 28-year-old only recently returned from a serious knee injury suffered last May, but has scored three goals in as many league games for Dortmund.”I’ll look forward to [the World Cup] when we get there,” Reus said in an interview with the Bundesliga’s official website.”My excitement will grow more and more as we get closer and start playing international games.”We will see what decisions the head coach makes – I’m very relaxed though. I will not miss out through injury.”Reus revealed he has always remained in “close contact” with Low, who will announce a preliminary squad on May 15.”We stay in regular contact of course, particularly because of my injury,” he added.”We message each other and speak on the phone to discuss my progress and other matters. We’re in close contact.”Three goals in three games – Marco Reus is on FIRE! @BVB #DieMannschaft pic.twitter.com/aIZcK4CzCP— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 3, 2018While his short-term future is focussed on finishing the season strongly and, hopefully, making it to the World Cup, Reus admits his latest lengthy absence gave him time to reflect on his future after football.”I think it’s very important that you don’t start thinking about your life after football when you are 33 or 34,” the former Borussia Monchengladbach player said.”There are many more amazing things in this world and it’s important to think about these things before you retire.”It’s difficult for every single player in my opinion because there is such a big hole to fill. The level of fame is no longer there and people are much less interested in you.”That’s actually a good thing because it allows you to do those things that you perhaps were not able to before. I think it’s important to be thinking about your personal life and your family not just when you’ve retired but also during your career.”
Mesut Özil Ozil reaches Arsenal century as he delivers for Wenger in Milan Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 03:19 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Mesut Özil Arsenal Milan v Arsenal Milan UEFA Europa League Premier League Stats Having provided the assist for Aaron Ramsey during a crunch Europa League clash, the World Cup winner has now been involved in 100 Gunners goals Mesut Ozil has become an Arsenal centurion, with the World Cup winner having now been involved in 100 Gunners goals.The Germany international has reached that mark in 189 appearances, having moved to Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in 2013.Arsene Wenger invested £42.5 million worth of faith in Ozil’s creative instincts and has been rewarded by his contribution across multiple competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 29-year-old has struggled for consistency at times, but his value to the Arsenal cause has rarely been questioned.He is one of few world-class talents in the Gunners squad and is looked upon to provide inspiration when it matters most.Ozil stepped up to that plate in a crunch Europa League last-16 encounter with AC Milan which had been billed as a make-or-break fixture for under-fire boss Wenger .Arsenal needed a result at the San Siro and their cause was aided considerably by a man who recently committed to a lucrative new contract .Having already teed up Henrikh Mkhitaryan to open the scoring against Milan, Ozil then repeated the trick in first-half stoppage-time as Aaron Ramsey doubled the away side’s advantage.That assist saw him reach a notable landmark, with a hand having been played in 100 goals.100 – Mesut Özil has now been directly involved in 100 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (37 goals and 63 assists). Maestro. pic.twitter.com/ZMHETXBVWi — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 8, 2018 Arsenal will be hoping there are many more goals and assists to come from Ozil.Whether his efforts are enough to keep Wenger in a job is, however, open to question.The long-serving Frenchman has fallen under mounting pressure in north London, with Europa League success offering a final route to silverware and a return to a Champions League stage.
Chelsea Conte salutes ‘fantastic’ Willian after Crystal Palace win Ryan Benson 05:15 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte Willian Chelsea v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace The Blues returned to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the in-form Brazilian playing a starring role that his coach recognised Willian’s immense recent form has not escaped Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who lauded the Brazilian as “fantastic” after he scored and starred in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.The Brazil international opened the scoring in the 25th minute, darting in off the left flank and finding the bottom-left corner via a deflection, with a Martin Kelly own-goal coming soon after.Although Willian did not manage to add to that, his opener was his fifth in his last five games across all competitions, while he generally caught the eye throughout. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp One particularly impressive moment in the second half saw him enjoy a sensational solo run through Palace’s midfield, before eventually seeing a seemingly goal-bound effort blocked in front of the target.And Conte commended him for his display, both on and off the ball.”You can see that if a player stays in great form I’m the first to pick him in the starting XI,” Conte told reporters in his news conference.”Willian is playing in a fantastic way, but I want to underline, not only with the ball, also without the ball.”He’s working very hard and he’s helping the team without the ball. He’s showing great maturity at this point of his career.”In my heart I hope to see him at this level, to continue this performance. He’s playing very well with the ball, without the ball.”It’s important to have balance within the game, because when we lose our balance it’s very difficult.”Up next for Chelsea and Conte is Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie..@willianborges88’s on today!2-0 [63′] #CHECRY pic.twitter.com/QWNsq98op6— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 10, 2018Chelsea travel to Camp Nou having rescued a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last time out and Conte acknowledges his team will be facing one of the world’s best sides.”We have to show great resilience,” Conte added. “The game will be totally different.”We are playing against one of the best teams in the world. We have to try to have the same focus, the same attention as the first leg against Barcelona.”We played a really great game. It was almost the perfect game. It won’t be easy. At the same time we have to try the right solution to play this game.”The best way sometimes is to speak with the players and to try to find together the right plan to face this game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
The Cowboys are in Tulsa for the first time since their Big 12 championship-winning 2011 season — coincidence? Maybe.Ahead of Oklahoma State’s game with the Golden Hurricane, OSU Athletics put out this video to up your heart rate up a little before the 2:30 p.m. kick.The. Turnpike. Classic. #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/3MJvVrD4lp— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 14, 2019 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Chuba Hubbard is one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the Collegiate Football Player of the Year.Through eight games it’s hard to make a better case for any running back for the award. Hubbard is the country’s leader in the following categories:– Total rushing yards– Rushing yards per game– All-purpose yards– Yards after contact– Plays from scrimmageHe’s second in the nation in yards from scrimmage and rushing TDs currently and is third in the country in total points. He has more rushing yards and yards per carry through eight games than three of the last four RBs to win the Heisman.Barry Sanders was the last Oklahoma State player to win the Maxwell Award. Alabama’s Derrick Henry (2015) is the only running back to received the award in the last 15 years.Three finalists will be announced on Nov. 25 and the winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 12. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
I’m always looking for inspiration, and Peter Deitz of the First-of-its-kind philanthropy network offers a list of amazing group fundraising campaigns. I highlight it because it illustrates the power of those uber-activists I blogged about in my last post. Peter calls it “microphilanthropy,” like this knitter without border:Stephanie Peal-McPhee, a prominent blogger in the world of knitting, has been raising money on behalf of Doctors without Borders ever since the devasting Tsunami hit South East Asia in December 2004. Her micro-philanthropy campaign, which calls on knitters to donate at least $1 to Doctors without Borders, has so far raised a staggering $320,093. Stephanie’s campaign makes no use of social networking or group fundraising tools beyond the original blog format of her website. Instead, she tallies the donations using an excel sheet and relies on donors to email her once they have contributed to Doctors without Borders. Everyone who contributes gets instant membership in Knitters Without Borders, and has the chance to win something knitted by one of her blog readers.Peter also highlighted the amazing Robin Maxwell, who was diagosed with MS less than a month ago and is already fundraising for her local chapter.I’d also like to highlight Ali Edwards, whose son has autism, and who has also been a great fundraiser – in her case, for Autism Speaks. Read the comments on her blog – it shows you just how tight-knit (pun intended) are the uber-activists’ circles.Thanks Micropersuasion for reminding me about comeeko!
The best thing about having a blog is all the brilliant people who read it. The newsletter posts on this blog of recent days have generated a stream of really smart emails to both me and guest blogger Carey. I’ve learned a lot from you, namely:Ike Pigott, Communications & Gov’t Relations Director of the Southeast Service Area of the American Red Cross writes to point out: Microsoft has made some severe changes in the Office 2007 package, which means that formatted e-mails like newsletters will be rendered in Microsoft Word instead of Internet Explorer. This threatens to set back e-mail marketing by several years, as companies and NPOs will have to go back to clunky coding and ditch the pretty HTML layouts — which, by the way, made it far easier to personalize those newsletters as you had suggested in your recent post.He points us to this, this and this for reference. Thanks Ike!Carey writes and says he got lots of visits and emails from you folks since he posted here and adds:1) The lifetime value of an email address is 3-4 years. Think about it. Did you have the same email today that you did 4 years ago? Probably not. 2) Most people have between 3-4 email addresses. We have a work email. We have a home email. Others have a school email, a subscription email and others. 3) On average we obtain 1 new email address per year. It could be from starting a class, starting a new job, starting a new website or changing email providers. 4) CNN reports that 9 / 10 emails are now spam. So if you are toggling between 3 email accounts and deleting 90% of your email – you, and others, aren’t just inundated with spam we are flat out existed and frustrated by it. He then advises: YOU MUST DEVELOP A GAME PLAN STARTING RIGHT NOW ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE CONFLICT OF DELIVERABLE ISSUES. 1) Follow my lead generation system. If you are not doing an OPT IN list you are going to be in a lot of trouble. I promise you. On the next page after sign up WALK THEM THROUGH how to white list your website. Finally, direct them to a thank you page after the opt in to keep them engaged. 2) YOU MUST start considering how to integrate audio and video into your email campaigns. Mark my words – if you delay too long on developing a well thought out and budgeted game plan your email list will be unresponsive because of the industry change that will be happening soon. Some are converting to video newsletters, or video lead generation sys ems that are small infomercial type news settings. 3) Start to keep an archive of your newsletters. If your viewers are not receiving your email you better give them a place to find your news. Also give them an easy contact box on that page that asks them if they are having problems receiving your newsletter so you can resolve it. 4) Focus on your Evangelical customers. The 20% that bring in 80% of your foundations revenue. These are your family members. These are your mavens. Love them! 5) The more you ask for interactivity on your website or newsletters the more responsive your viewer will be. Become the master of surveys. Engage your viewer or loose them forever. 6) Get everyone in your foundation involved. If you have a message board or a chatroom, dedicate time in there to answer questions or just to say hello. Let them know your position. “Hi this is Carey, the online marketing director, I just wanted to drop in to say hello. Are there any questions I can answer for you today?” They will start to become a novice of your site and start to act as moderators with out even knowing it. 7) Get out of the habit of only sending HTML emails. They are getting harder and harder to make it through the spam filter and there is an annoyance factor going with some who don’t know how to right click and view the image. Refer back to my notes above with exploring with audio and video. 8) You have to start focusing on the educated consumer. Email marketing is becoming very transparent. It is still early in the game. Create shock and surprise in your industry. I have some tricks up my sleeve that I will send you when testing is done. 9) Be bold. Implement my 5 minute rule. Start calling your donor right after they donate. If you could hear how excited they are to hear from us, you would have started yesterday. If you would like the script of the call we make, just email me, I will send it to you. So there you have it. Smart people. If you have something smart to add, please comment or better yet, be a guest star with your own blog entry here. I am always happy to turn the spotlight on you.