Maidenhead set for office growth

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Recognizing October as Filipino American History Month

first_img Asian Pacific American Affairs,  The Blog October marks National Filipino American History Month, honoring the first documented presence of Filipinos in the United States: the arrival of the Luzones Indios in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.The Filipino American National Historical Society established Filipino American History Month in 1988, and in November 2009, the 111th U.S. Congress passed resolutions officially recognizing October as Filipino American History Month.Read Governor Tom Wolf’s proclamation, recognizing October 2016 as Filipino American History Month in Pennsylvania.But what does it truly mean to be Filipino American? Filipino Americans are an incredibly vibrant and diverse ethnic group. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines in 1521 and declared the country a colony of the Spanish Empire. Because of this, many Filipino Americans have Spanish last names. At times it can be difficult to figure out where we fit within the larger context of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.One issue that many members of the Filipino American community are currently advocating for is greater recognition for the 260,000 Filipino soldiers who fought beside American soldiers to defend the United States during World War II. These soldiers fought with bravery and distinction and should be officially recognized for their honorable and courageous service to our country with the Congressional Gold Medal. Of the 260,000 Filipino and Filipino American soldiers only 15,000-16,000 remain.Filipino Americans are an incredibly resilient people and have contributed greatly to the cultural and social fabric of Pennsylvania and the United States. I am proud to be Filipino American; I am proud of the rich history of the Filipino American community in Pennsylvania and the United States.About the Commission:The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs was created by Executive Order and consists of Commissioners that have been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf. GACAPAA is responsible for advising Governor Wolf on policies, procedures and legislation that have an impact on the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Pennsylvania. The Commission also serves as a liaison to federal, state and local agencies to ensure that services affecting AAPIs are effectively utilized and promoted; serve as a resource for community groups and provide forums for developing strategies and programs that will expand and enhance the civic, social, education, cultural and economic status of the AAPI communities; identify programs, scholarships, mentoring programs, and resource for the benefit and advancement of AAPIs. The Commission also acts as an advocate for policies and legislation it feels serves the best interest of AAPIs in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: October 27, 2016 Recognizing October as Filipino American History Month SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Brad Baldia, Commissioner, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and President of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania & Southern New Jerseylast_img read more

Before and afters: Paradise Point house taken from drab to fab

first_img1/92 The Esplanade, Paradise Point, is set to head under the hammer on March 10. A tranquil lifestyle awaits at this fully renovated waterfront, ground-floor villa. The Paradise Point house was overhauled by its owners to transform the once dull property into their dream beach house. With a desirable northeast facing block that is mere metres from the waters edge the home was in the perfect position when Kristen and Mark Hansen were searching for a house seven years ago. The space was dull and drab. Until vendors Kristen and Mark Hansen got their hands on it. “We fully renovated it, took everything out and started again,” Ms Hansen said. “We liked the floorplan but everything else, you name it we replaced it.“We didn’t want shabby chic but a really nice, up-market beach home.” MORE NEWS: Availability of Gold Coast rental properties at a seven-year high The bedrooms weren’t very inviting. The kitchen before … More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago But now they offer a little slice of luxury to relax in. At the other end of the property, two bedrooms share a stylish main bathroom with a spa. The main bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and spa ensuite. A media room or home office, garage, carport, extra storage and a laundry are also on offer. Plus, there’s plenty of room to store a boat or caravan. Ms Hansen said living in the home has felt like being on holidays everyday. … the kitchen after. The finishing touches to the exterior of the three-bedroom house were made in August. “The exterior had its makeover and now it feels complete,” she said.The property is split into two zones with the main living area an open-plan design that will make entertaining a breeze.A contemporary kitchen takes centre stage and features stone waterfall benches, stainless steel appliances and a glass splashback. The dining and living area effortlessly connect to the large covered veranda which overlooks manicured gardens and the ocean. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE NEWS: Gold Coast mansion sells for eye-watering price The owners are selling to start their next project.The couple are reluctantly selling but won’t be moving too far.“We have this habit where we get a seven-year itch,” she said.“We have only lived in three homes in our married life and each time we have never made it to the eight-year mark. “The itch has come upon us to take on a new project but we would never leave the area.” The property, marketed by Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents, is set to head under the hammer on March 10.last_img read more

Eagles Battle Indians In Track

first_imgJCD traveled to Milan for a 2-way track meet.Women’s Team Score:  JCD 58  Milan 46Men’s Team Score : Milan 92  JCD 11JCD Women’s Results.100H – 1st Comes M – 20.15/2nd-Stenger J – 20.39 / 3rd- Soutween M-20.90100D- 1st Craig M 14.19 / 2nd Bowling J – 14.34 / 3rd – Purdy J – 15.481600- 1st Hunger J – 6:11.04/ 2nd Laname M – 6:11.94 / 3rd Bellingham J-6:22.50400 – 1st Brinken M- 1:01.19/ 2nd Wilhoit J – 1:16.9 / 3rd Craig M – 1:19.8800 – 1st Bellingham J -2:49 / 2nd Hunger J – 2:59 / 3rd Goble M – 3:24300H – 1st Bowling J – 55.72 / 2nd Comes M – 56.43 / 3rd Southerland M –1:24.5200D – 1st Craig M – 30.59 / 2nd Stenger J – 31.55 / 3rd Purdy J – 32.543200 – 1st Hunger J – 14:01 / 2nd Tush M – 14:31Shot – 1st R Newhart J – 32’9/ 2nd Haining M – 30’4/ 3rd E Newhart J – 27’3Discus – 1st R Newhart J 87’11/ 2nd Carroll J – 82’3 / 3rd Engel J – 79’104×800 – Milan 12:07 / JCD – 12:464×100 – Milan 58.5 / JCD – 58.74×400 – JCD 4:50 / Milan 5:04JCD Men’s Results.110H- 1st Volz M-19.93/ 2nd Bradley M-21.71100D- 1st Thompson M-12.35/ 2nd Comer J- 12.36/3rd -Meyer M 12.441600- 1st Rankin M – 5:25/ 2nd Summers M- 5:55/ 3rd Tielman M- 7:16400 – 1st Lewis M – 56.9 / 2nd Meyers M – 58.2 / 3rd Comer J – 59.3800 – 1st Burdett M – 2:16/ 2nd Bradley M – 2:39/ 3rd Simon J – 2:54300H – 1st Pindell M – 52.07/ 2nd Bradley M – 1:02.5200 – 1st Thompson M- 24.9/ 2nd Peetz J – 25.18/ 3rd Davies M- 26.33200 – 1st Rankin M – 11:48/ 2nd Wilkenson M – 13:57/ 3rd Tillman M – 15:46Shot – 1st Sykes M – 35’5/ 2nd Schmitt J – 33’11/ 3rd Byklor M – 33’5Discus- 1st Sykes M – 98’6/ 2nd Miles M – 89’/ 3rd Ison – 83′4×800 1st Milan 10:204×100 1st Milan 46.134×400 1st Milan / 2nd JCDCourtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

Rev. Raymond Fitzsimmons Sr., 94, Versailles

first_imgRev. Raymond E. Fitzsimmons,Sr., 94, of Versailles, IN passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 in Osgood. He was born in Bainbridge, IN on August 5, 1925. He was married to Barbara Flentge on June 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death on October 22, 2015. Survivors include four sons Raymond Jr. (Zoie) Fitzsimmons of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Bruce (Sara) Fitzsimmons of Versailles, Galen (Becky) Fitzsimmons of Indianapolis, and Dean (Martha) Fitzsimmons of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter Freda (Gary) Warinner of Alton, Illinois; 21 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; He was a 1950 graduate of the Columbia, South Carolina Bible College and was an Army veteran of WWII. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the 309th Infantry seeing action in the Rhineland Campaign. For service to his country Rev. Fitzsimmons was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with one Bronze Star, the Oak Leaf Cluster with one Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart for wounds received on March 19, 1945 in Germany. After his discharge from the military Rev. Fitzsimmons was a pastor in Willard. Funeral services will be held at 7pm on Monday, September 23rd at the Washington Baptist Church in Elrod, IN with his son Rev. Bruce Fitzsimmons officiating. Visitation will also be at the church beginning at 5pm. Burial will be on Tuesday, September 24th at 10:30am at the Roachdale (IN) Cemetery with military graveside rites. Online condolences available at read more

Gov. Holcomb announces next round of school bus safety patrols

first_imgStatewide— Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that more than 200 law enforcement agencies will be conducting extra patrols to safeguard students as they get on and off the bus this fall. Over the next couple of months, officers will be positioned along bus stops and routes looking for stop-arm violations and motorists driving dangerously.The overtime patrols are part of the state’s Stop Arm Violation Enforcement (SAVE) program, which was developed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute last year, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As part of the effort, officers will work with local school corporations and bus drivers to identify problem areas where the highest number of violations occur. “Police officers are stepping up their efforts to keep kids safe, but they can’t be in all places at all times,” Gov. Holcomb said. “School bus safety is everyone’s responsibility. That means paying attention to the road and driving cautiously when buses are around.”In Indiana, it’s against the law for motorists to pass a bus that’s stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended. This applies to all roads, with one exception. On multi-lane roads divided by a physical barrier or unpaved median, vehicles traveling the opposite direction of the bus may proceed with due caution.last_img read more

FC IfeanyiUbah Appoints to Help Promote Nigerian Football

first_imgWith a roster of current Nigerian stars in the EPL – such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Isaac Success – Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, owner of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Managing Director/CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd, still believes there is work to be done.“We want to raise the game and increase opportunities for our Nigerian youngsters,“ said Dr Ubah. “Every boy and girl in Nigeria that aspires to play football must to be given the opportunity and we want to show the world that the domestic football in Nigeria is very much on the up. Our partnerships with West Ham United and provide us with the tools to learn from the best, and are a catalyst to enhancing awareness of our wonderful national game in Nigeria.”“We’re privileged that FC IfeanyiUbah has chosen us to represent them and excited to show what Nigerian football has to offer,” said Peter. “It’s time to tell the world that Africa has arrived.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Newly crowned 2016 Federation Cup winners, FC IfeanyiUbah, has selected the UK-based agency, to help raise the international profile of Nigerian club football.The appointment comes after helped broker the partnership between FC IfeanyiUbah and West Ham United, in a move that saw the club become the Hammers’ first ever Nigerian Football Partner, and has already seen the launch of a number of key initiatives designed to improve coaching, skills and grassroots football in Nigeria.“There isn’t a footballing talent pool in the world that’s deeper than Nigeria,” said Managing Consultant for Africa & Asia at and the former First Secretary to the British High Commission in Nigeria, Peter Stephenson OBE. “Couple that with the levels of drive and ambition that have been exemplified at FC IfeanyiUbah, and you have a potent combination that could be incredibly exciting on the global footballing stage.”last_img read more

AITEO Cup: Smart City FC Dim Shooting Stars to Progress to…

first_imgLobi Stars go through to challenge for the trophy in place of the NPFL title they just relinquished, just as Rivers United also progress with a 2-0 defeat of Warri Wolves.Rivers United victory didn’t come cheap either. Two well-taken goals by Ossy Martins and Kehinde Adedipe, either side of half time, gave Rivers United the  2-0 win over Warri Wolves in the round of 16 game yesterday.United uncharacteristically made a slow start to the game but Wolves failed to make their early territorial advantage count.The Port Harcourt side was always going to up the ante and when it happened, it was with deadly efficiency.A Peter Ubakanma free kick caused havoc in the Wolves box in the 14th minute and with the Warri club failing to clear their lines, predatory forward, Martins, lurking dangerously in the box, pounced and prodded home to give Rivers United the lead.Martins thought he’d doubled United’s lead in the 19th minute when he shot fiercely into the top corner but the effort was correctly chalked off for offside.United were the superior side in the first half and deservedly took the solitary advantage into the break.Wolves improved markedly in the second half and just when it looked like they had gained a foothold in the game, they were hit by a sucker punch by United who scored their second in brilliant fashion just after the hour mark.Adedipe was the man on the money as he waltzed past the Wolves defence before rounding off the spectacular solo effort with a firm strike which the Wolves goalkeeper, Mamudu Belema failed to hold.The United Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma was pleased with his side’s efforts on the day which eventually delivered a quarter final ticket as he addressed the media afterwards.“First, I commend my players for winning this game which was not easy at all as Wolves came here (the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, venue of the game) with the intent of winning,” Eguma told the Rivers United official website, AITEO CUP(Round of 16)Smart City FC 0-0 3SC(Smart City 5-4 penalties)Warri Wolves 0-2 Rivers Utd Lobi  3-1 Abia WarriorsInsurance 1-1 El-Kanemi(Insurance 5-4 penalties)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Bendel Insurance, Rivers Utd, Lobi through to next roundGiant-killing Lagos side, Smart City FC, yesterday added Shooting Stars of  Ibadan to their list of casualties after eliminating newly crowned NPLF champions Enyimba in the previous round of the 2019 AITEO Cup.Bendel Insurance also kicked out El-Kanemi Warriors, who have just been relegated from the topflight like them from the topflight.last_img read more