Three Hurt in Ambulance Rollover in Missouri

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. — A patient had to be extricated after an ambulance rolled over yesterday afternoon, according a report. The patient was taken to the hospital in another ambulance,along with the two crew members, who had minor injuries. The crash involved an ambulance from Callaway County Emergency Medical Services, KRCG-TV reported. Two crew members were taking the patient to the hospitalwhen the crash happened. The ambulance had its lights and sirens on at thetime. Photo above shows the aftermath of a crash involving a Callaway County (Mo.) Emergency Medical Services ambulance. (Columbia Fire Dept. photo) The crash remains under investigation, according to the report. (Columbia Fire Dept. photo)last_img read more

Rutland firm offers $200,000 grant for nonprofits

first_imgApplication Source: Rutland, VT — SIX Marketing Learn Morecenter_img Vermont Business Magazine SIX Marketing, a local boutique marketing firm based in Rutland, has announced the “Do Good Grant.” This grant promises free digital marketing for one full year beginning January 1, 2019. SIX is calling for all nonprofits to apply and submit the grant application by December 10, 2018.ABOUT THE GRANTThe “Do Good Grant” will be awarded to one nonprofit organization and all awarded services will take place from January 2019 to December 2019. All grant applicants must be registered nonprofit organizations or have a fiscal sponsor. The grant consists of:$120,000 in Google Advertising ($10,000/per month);Up to $80,000 in professional services offered from SIX to manage the Google Advertising.Organizations interested in applying for the “Do Good Grant” can learn more and apply on the SIX (link is external)website(link is external).SIX will announce the chosen organization live via social media on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2018. ABOUT SIX SIX has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations in attaining the Google Grant and increasing cause awareness, volunteers and more. As a firm, SIX is committed to giving back to those who need it most and what better way to give back then to help nonprofits promote their mission.”Do Good” is a principal core value of SIX and they are committed to choosing one organization every year to provide this grant until the end of time.last_img read more

Merriam council approves mail-in election on sales tax to fund $24 million for new community center, pool facility

first_imgThe existing Merriam Aquatic Center would be the site of a new $30 million community center and pool complex if city voters approve a ballot initiative late this summer.Merriam voters will have the chance to determine whether the city moves forward with a 10-year, 1/4 percent sales tax that will allow it to issue $24 million in bonds that would be used to pay for a new community center and aquatics facility.The city council’s vote Monday to approve the mail-in election is the culmination of more than a year of work by city staff and community members who vetted the viability of the city’s existing parks and recreation infrastructure and mapped out potential future demands for space and function. Earlier this month, City Administrator Chris Engel formally recommended that the council put a proposal to issue a 1/4 percent sales tax in the city for 10 years before Merriam voters, saying that it was the staff’s belief that building new facilities to replace the antiquated Irene B. French Community Center and aging Merriam Aquatic Center with a $30 million new facility would best serve the community in the coming decades and be most cost-effective in the long run.In a statement released after Monday’s vote, Merriam Mayor Ken Sissom stressed that the idea of building new facilities was based on a long-term vision for the community.“This isn’t something we are building for us, but for future generations,” Sissom said. “It’s about community building and a healthy place for families to interact and recreate together.”Initial concepts for the new facility, which would be constructed on the site of the existing aquatic center and parts of the adjacent Varva Park, call for amenities identified by Merriam residents as priorities in a community survey: a fitness center, an indoor and outdoor jogging track, community meeting space, free WiFi. The facility would be around 66,000 square feet.The Johnson County Election Office will send registered Merriam voters their ballots in late August. To be counted, completed ballots must be returned by noon on Friday, Sept. 15.The city has launched a new website with a detailed overview of the proposal, the voting process, and construction costs associated with the new facilities. The site lays out what a yes and no vote on the measure mean:A YES Vote Means:City will build a new $30 million community center at Vavra Park with indoor and outdoor pools$24 million will be paid in bonds; $6 million is already budgetedA new one-quarter percent sales tax will take effect for 10 years to help cover the bond paymentA NO Vote Means:City plans to repair/renovate the Irene B. French Community Center and Merriam Aquatic Center for an estimated $20 millionCity will likely use $10 million in bonds; remaining balance paid with CIP fundAbsence of new revenue source (sales tax) means higher annual bond payment for CityStill have 100+ year-old building that doesn’t meet our community’s needslast_img read more

Jugones: “Brahim Díaz was a Barça fan and his idol was Messi”

first_img Although Real Madrid have snapped up the Spanish youngster, a video has emerged which shows that Diaz hasn’t been a Los Blancos supporter all his life. Brahim, in an interview he gave at the age of 12, admitted that his favourite team was FC Barcelona and that his footballing idol was Messi. It’s unknown whether the player still feels the same way about Madrid’s rivals now. What’s clear is the video is unlikely to sit well with the supporters at his new club. IN SPORT.ES 08/01/2019 Brahim Díaz was presented as a Real Madrid player yesterday after the club decided to pay Manchester City €17m – plus a further €7m in variables – for his services. The 19-year-old midfielder signed a six-and-a-half-year contract and has a buyout clause which is higher than both Isco’s and Asensio’s (€750m). Upd. on 09/01/2019 at 15:03 CET Jugones: “Brahim Díaz era del Barça y su ídolo era Messi” Juan Linares (@Jlinares91)last_img read more