Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Thousand Oaks, California

first_img November 08, 2018 Flag Order,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex, at Commonwealth facilities, and throughout the state lowered to half-staff, effective immediately. This order is being issued as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Thousand Oaks, California.All commonwealth flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018.Per an order from the White House, the United States Flag has been ordered to fly at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Thousand Oaks, Californiacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Sutthisa strikes as United beat BBCU

first_imgBEC Tero Sasana281279043 Chonburi2717642657 Army United289118-138 Muang Thong United2821703570 Osotspa2811413337 TeamPWDL+/-Pts Chiangrai United2871110-832 Buriram United28131052049 Bangkok Glass2891271339 Thai Premier League Football 2012 SeasonPattaya United kept alive their slim hopes of a top six finish in the league by beating struggling BBCU 2-0 at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya last Saturday. Samut Songkhram289712-634 TOT289109037center_img Pattaya United278910-433 TTM Chiangmai2821115-1917 Wuachon United277128-433 Esan United289136240 United piled on the pressure from the opening whistle and took a deserved first half lead when midfielder Rangsarit Sutthisa fired in a superb free-kick from the edge of the area that gave the visiting goalkeeper no chance.Pattaya United’s Sompob Nilwong, right, defends against BBCU’s Junior Guimaro during the second half of their Thai Premier League fixture at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Saturday, Sept. 22. (Photo/Pattaya United)Against the run of play BBCU had a great chance to equalize soon after but Guinean forward Moussa Sylla headed wide of the Pattaya goal when it seemed easier to score.  United continued to lay siege to the BBCU goal but were unable to extend their lead before the half-time break.The visitors reorganized during the interval and were unlucky not to get back on equal terms early in the second half when Junior Guimaro saw his excellent free kick rebound off the Pattaya woodwork with goalkeeper Narit well beaten.Chances continued to be created at both ends of the pitch in what was a lively and entertaining second half but when the goal eventually came it fell once more to the home team as Ludovick Takam followed up to knock home a rebound and his seventh goal since his return the Dolphins after the BBCU keeper failed to hold onto a speculative long range effort.United struck the woodwork again before the end of the match but there was to be no further addiction to the scoring before the final whistle sounded, with the home team running out 2-0 winners.United are looking for a good return from their final seven matches of the season to give them as high a league placing as possible.  The Dolphins’ were due to take on Police United in Bangkok in a rearranged match this past Wednesday and on Sunday will travel to Esan United for another tough away fixture.At the top of the table, Muang Thong continued their relentless procession to the league title with a 2-1 win over Osotspa while Chonburi look guaranteed to finish in second spot following their 3-1 home victory against Army United.Thai Premier League Results & Standings (Sept. 23) Chainat2861210-1430 Police United2751012-925 BBCU2841113-1723 Thai Port286913-1727 Results:  (Sat. 22/09) Pattaya United 2 – 0 BBCU; Chonburi 3 – 1 Army United; Muang Thong United 2 – 1 Osotspa; Chiangrai United 0 – 1 TOT; (Sun. 23/09) TTM Chiangmai 2 – 3 Chainat; Samut Songkhram 3 – 2 Bangkok Glass; BEC Tero Sasana 0 – 2 Thai Port; Wuachon United 2 – 1 Buriram United; Police United 0 – 1 Esan Unitedlast_img read more

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What Is Thurston County’s Medical Reserve Corps?

first_imgFacebook60Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Jennifer Dixon, Education and Outreach for Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesHave you ever wondered how Thurston County would respond in a serious health emergency? Most of us have. Yet, a lot of us don’t know about the dedicated group of specialized volunteers whose mission is to provide “public health surge capacity” in the event of a public health emergency. This means, when resources are already in use, or difficult to find, a request goes out for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to step in and help.Photo courtesy: Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesThe MRC is a group of trained volunteers who work to strengthen and expand the local public health systems’ response capacity. These volunteers are trained to provide vaccinations, distribute medication, administer first aid, triage and treat, as well as provide support to specific response needs (such as the measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington).Becoming part of the MRC is a great way to serve the community. Training and education are provided and volunteers have the opportunity to help when called upon in the event an emergency.Glenn Baldwin, a volunteer since 2014, shared that “the MRC has given me opportunities to work on real time health issues, like the Clark County measles outbreak, that better prepare me to assist my own community.”After 10 years of being with the MRC, Deven Zipp, agrees, “MRC has provided me a way to use my nursing skills to help my community respond to public health challenges. I also get to work with other organizations across the county to practice emergency response skills.”Though the Medical Reserve Corps is a national volunteer program, we’re lucky in Thurston County to have more than 90 active volunteers. Some of these volunteers are trained doctors, nurses, pharmacists, counselors, or share experience from other medical fields. Some are retired. Others are still working in their fields. Still more MRC volunteers offer support in non-medical efforts through education, administration, interpretation services, or emergency management experience. The group has built—and continues to build—strong partnerships with a variety of community partners, local school districts, first responders, hospitals and clinics, faith-based organizations, tribal partners and other government and non-profit organizations.A strong and vibrant Medical Reserve Corps is an important piece of our ability to prepare for health emergencies in Thurston County. If you, or someone you know, wants to learn more or get involved, email mrc@co.thurston.wa.us, or call 360-867-2609. You can also visit them on Facebook @ThurstonCountyMedicalReserveCorps.Whatever health-related emergencies may visit us in Thurston County in the years to come, we can all rest a little easier knowing the Medical Reserve Corps will be there to help.last_img read more

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