The unseasonal weather conditions made for a more challenging cycle course than expected with some strong head winds but competitors soon made up for it on the run.Mike Cornes, who coaches the Birmingham University Triathlon squad said “The weather conditions were not great but [athletes] found the course setting a needed motivation. Really glad BUCS have chosen the triathlon for the championship and feeling good about the team’s performance today. I thought I would also give it a go as such an appealing setting and will definitely be trying out Hever Castle in September.”www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk Having been confirmed as the chosen destination for the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Standard Distance Triathlon Championships, the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon – part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series and taking place in Cheshire, North West England, got under way on Sunday 23 June 2013.A warm lake swim, countryside cycle, an off road run through beautiful gardens, a stunning backdrop of the castle at the finishing line, followed by fresh melon and a pint of Erdinger Alkoholfrei for post-race refreshment was the experience enjoyed by 800 competitors at the fourth Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon.The British University and College Sport (BUCS) Standard Distance Championship stole the show with some outstanding performances by the students. Loughborough University took home most medals with a particularly strong female team. “It has been a fantastic success,” commented BUCS Sport Manager, Ed Curran. “Everyone has really enjoyed the unique surroundings of the castle. There have been some impressive performances across the field. Big thanks to the Castle Triathlon Series for putting on an awesome event.”With the field double the size of last year, the event village also grew to create a mini festival including a live band, huge selection of warm food, bar, children’s entertainment and sponsor partner’s retail tents. Related
AFG (Assistance to Firefighter) grants through FEMA are awarded to fire departments, state fire training academies, and emergency medical service organizations. Other departments in the state that received grants: Ninilchik Emergency Services: Recruitment and Retention – $298,650.00City of Aniak: Recruitment and Retention – $215,850.00McKinley Volunteer Fire Department: Regional Request – $2,380.95City of Whittier: Operations and Safety – $45,714.28City of Craig: Operations and Safety – $84,952.38Alaska Dept. of Public Safety: State Fire Training Academy – $453,409.09City of Kenai: Regional Request – $994,909.09 Chief Tucker: “This was the largest award for any department in the State of Alaska. It will go towards replacing all of the packs in all three departments, which totals 171 breathing apparatus.” The grant from FEMA totaled $994,909 with a local match of 10% in total making the available funding $1,094,400. The City of Kenai submitted the grant on behalf of all three departments. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai and Nikiski Fire Departments along with Central Emergency Services were awarded a grant from FEMA to replace all of their outdated breathing apparatus. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker: “The City of Kenai in partnership with Nikiski Fire Department and Central Emergency services applied for, and was successful in getting, an Assistance to Firefighters grant from FEMA this year to replace all of our self-contained breathing apparatus. Those are the backs that we wear on our backs when we fight fires.” Photo courtesy of Chief Tucker
Seventh and eighth graders will be moved to Wea Ridge Middle School in Lafayette. T-S-C Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback says he is grateful for the community support and the alternative locations are ideal locations “that will allow us to keep our school community united.”The district says initial estimates indicate it could be six months to one year before students can return to their original schools. Classes for the affected students are canceled for Tuesday as teachers and administrators prepare for the move to the alternative locations. The Tippecanoe School Corporation is moving 950 students whose schools were damaged by Sunday‘s severe storms.Both Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye (min-TAHN-yay) Elementary School suffered heavy damage from the storms.Students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will be moved to First Assembly Community Ministries.