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Santa Fe teen says best friend saved her life, sacrificed his own by shoving her into closet: ‘He’s a hero’

first_imgScott Olson/Getty Images(SANTA FE, Texas) — Speaking to ABC News, 15-year-old Courtney Marshall clutched her cellphone, watching videos of her art classmates just a few weeks ago laughing and joking and primping for the camera.Now, half of them are dead or recovering from gunshot wounds, Courtney included, after Friday’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.“We couldn’t get the back door open and we tried to break through the glass windows in the back of the class but couldn’t,” she told ABC News.Courtney’s best friend, Christian Garcia, “grabbed me and my teacher and got us into the closet,” she said. “[The gunman] just shot into the closet. I saw my teacher just die in front of me and I just saw my best friend die in front of me.”She said the suspected gunman, 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, looked her right in the eye and kept firing.In the frenzy, Courtney managed to call her mother, who told her to run. As her teacher and friends died around her, Courtney said she bolted for the door while the gunman reloaded.“When I saw the door open and he was reloading, I just ran. I fell down outside and another boy came and helped me up and we just ran and ran,” she said. “He was just firing at us. I didn’t even know that I had been hit until I reached my uncle’s truck.”Ten people were killed and 13 others wounded in the two art rooms.Those remaining art students are in a group chat trying to figure out how to handle the carnage they saw, Courtney said.She said they want to return to the art rooms for closure on Wednesday.Courtney said she is speaking out so her friend Christian’s parents know he saved her life and that he tried to save their teacher’s life too by pulling them into the closet.“Christian saved my life — he’s a hero,” she said.Courtney’s mother, Candy Marshall, said she doesn’t know what the answer is to the school violence, but she knows she’ll never forget her daughter’s phone call and the line going dead.When Courtney had reached the hallway, her call to her mother dropped, leaving Marshall in an agonizing wait to know if Courtney made it out of school alive.“It’s a call I will never forget,” Marshall said. “All I can do is think about those parents whose kids didn’t make it out.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ocean City Junior Raiders Roundup Vs. Galloway Mustangs

first_imgThe Ocean City Junior Raiders were in action over the weekend against the Galloway Mustangs.The Taxi team (K-2nd grade) opened up the action.  While no official score is kept at this level, Coach Frank Rubba commented he was pleased with his team’s effort and how they are bringing to game action what they learn at practice.Next up was the Peewee team (3rd and 4th grade).  In a hard-fought, back-and-forth game, the team drove the ball down the field late in the 4th quarter, scoring a touchdown in the last minute.  Unfortunately, the team missed the extra point to end up on the short side of a well-played 20-19 game.  The coaches were very pleased with the team’s effort and how they continued to fight until the end of the game.The JV (5th and 6th grade) squad put its perfect 5-0 record on the line and took the opening drive down for a touchdown by Jake Schneider to put the team up 6-0.  After recovering an on-side kick, the team once again drove down the field with JP Patella capping off the drive with a short touchdown run to put the team up 12-0 at the end of the first quarter.  A Galloway drive late in the first half was snuffed out with an interception by Patella as the first half ended.  The second half saw a short touchdown run by Jacob Wilson and a strong defensive effort to seal an 18-0 victory.  Everyone contributed to the all-around victory including Timmy Waller, Max Fischer, Liam Cupit, Flynn DeVlieger, Zach Clouser, Jesus Sarabia, Josh Newman, Ernie Troiano, Dominick Troiano, Chad Callahan, Alex Herrara.  The JV now stands at 6-0 with all of its victories coming by shutout.Rounding up the action was the Varsity squad (7th and 8th grade).  While the team lost 34-7, it was a hard fought, entertaining game in which the game was closer than the final outcome.  The team’s touchdown was scored on a reception by Brooklyn Bicksler.  Marty Cattie added the extra point on another reception.Many of the players on all teams wore one pink and one green shoelace in their cleats in support of breast and liver cancer.The Junior Raiders next play at Linwood on Saturday October 18, 2014.If you have any pictures from the games, please forward them to [email protected]— By Raymond Patella for the Ocean City Junior Raiderslast_img read more

Registration for Ocean City’s Summer Recreation Programs Begins May 1

first_imgSkateboarding is part of Ocean City’s summer recreation program. (Photo courtesy Jaime Pustizzi) Registration for Ocean City’s popular summer recreation programs for people of all ages opens on Tuesday, May 1. The brochure of programs is linked HERE and at ocnj.us/recreation.Programs in the arts, academics and athletics attract thousands of participants each year. Participants are encouraged to follow this procedure to register:Browse the brochure of 2019 summer recreation programs.Register for a free online Community Pass account (or sign on to existing account) by following the link at ocnj.us/recreation.Sign up for programs from home when online registration opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 1. Registration will also be available in person at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center (at Sixth Street and Boardwalk) or at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (17th Street and Simpson Avenue) at the same time.Available programs cater to a wide range of ages (tots to adults) and interests. For more information, call the Ocean City Recreation Department at 609-525-9304.last_img read more

Tate & Lyle adds texture

first_imgTate & Lyle has launched a new starch, Resistamyl 140, which can be used in a number of applications such as bakery cream, custard or pastry cream.The starch has been designed to create texture in hot processed bakery creams, while delivering benefits such as forming a rich and cuttable gel and providing a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A range of textures can be achieved by combining Resistamyl 140 with native maize starch.Bakery creams prepared with the starch have good baking stability and demonstrate tolerance to the freeze-thaw cycle, said the firm.last_img read more

Notre Dame President’s statement on Wednesday events in D.C.

first_img Pinterest Notre Dame President’s statement on Wednesday events in D.C. Google+ WhatsApp IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/University of Notre Dame video capture) Notre Dame President The Reverend John Jenkins released a statement Wednesday evening regarding the events Wednesday at the nation’s Capitol.Jenkins called the “assault on Congress” “unworthy of our democracy.” He added “We pray for the nation and call on everyone, regardless of political affiliation, to condemn unequivocally the disruption of institutions designed to serve the common good.” Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ By Tommie Lee – January 6, 2021 6 410 Facebook Previous articleChaos on Capitol Hill as lawmakers meet to certify Electoral College votesNext articleSen. Mike Braun changes his mind about protesting the Electoral College result Tommie Leelast_img read more

Press release: Giving young people the vote of confidence by celebrating World War One’s inspirational women

first_img Contact form https://forms.communit… Social media – MHCLG Email [email protected] 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF A new educational programme inviting schools across the country to discover inspirational women from the First World War, celebrate their achievements and identify current trailblazing women was launched today (6 February 2018), one hundred years on from some women being given the vote for the first time.The educational programme – Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women will: Office address and general enquiries As a legacy of the programme, each year, participating schools will nominate an Inspirational Women Ambassador to promote gender equality and female empowerment within their school community.Communities Minister Heather Wheeler said: empower students through public presentation workshops to become confident public speakers and active citizens within their local community encourage secondary schools to connect with their local communities through a range of activities, including leading an assembly in a local primary school on inspirational women Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Media enquiries This year marks an important national moment, 100 years since the end of the First World War as well as celebrating the centenary of some women in the UK being granted the right to vote. The programme will sit at the heart of these commemorations and is a unique opportunity for schools to mark the centenary of the Armistice and celebrate women’s achievements in the First World War and the present day. General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Further informationTo mark the centenary of the Armistice and celebrate women’s achievements in the First World War and the present day the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are funding Big Ideas Company to lead nationwide school and community engagement projects in 2018. For more details see: www.bigideascompany.orgAmong the inspirational women whose achievements are to be promoted through the project are:Evelyn Miles (1867-1939)In 1917, Evelyn Miles became the first woman to be employed by Birmingham City Police.Between 1914-1916, 700 male police officers left the city to serve in the First World War. At the time, many people believed that maintaining order and enforcing the law was beyond the capabilities of a woman. Miles thought differently, and wrote to the Chief Constable of Birmingham City Police requesting consideration for the role of Assistant Matron.Her role as assistant matron required her to look after female prisoners and ensure they were being treated fairly by the judicial system. On 1 July 1918 she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and put in sole charge of a unit. Evelyn Miles worked as a police officer in the city until she retired in 1939 at the age of 72.Edith Cavell (1865-1915)Edith Cavell was a famous medical reformer and nursing teacher before the war and had trained as a nurse in London and Belgium.Cavell was in England when the war broke out, but decided to return to Brussels to continue her work as a nurse and teacher. When Cavell arrived in Brussels, the city was already in the control of the German army.Now working behind enemy lines, Cavell continued to treat every patient, whether German, British or Belgian with the same level of care. German officials however suspected that Cavell was acting as a spy, and passing information back to the British army.Cavell was not a spy but – along with twenty others living in occupied Belgium – she was helping allied soldiers and civilians to escape from the Belgian capital into Holland. This ensured they would not be taken as prisoners of war by German forces. Around two hundred soldiers escaped using this underground network of safe houses.Edith Cavell confessed to having helped British and Allied soldiers and was executed on 12 October 1915.Dorothie Feilding (1889-1935)When war broke out, Dorothie Feilding decided to serve with the Munro Ambulance Corps in Belgium, driving wounded soldiers to hospitals. Three of her sisters also volunteered as nurses and ambulance drivers.Feilding was responsible for driving one of the earliest motor ambulances, which replaced the earlier ambulances, pulled by horses. As the war progressed, the driving conditions became increasingly difficult. This was very dangerous work, and often placed Feilding directly in the line of fire.Dorothie Feilding was awarded numerous medals including the Military Medal for Bravery (UK), the Order of Leopold II (Belgium) and the Croix de Guerre (Bronze Star; France).In 1917, she left the Western Front and returned to London where she continued to work as an ambulance driver, driving wounded soldiers to hospitals across the capital. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more

CMA to investigate pie giant

first_imgThe acquisition of Kerry Foods’ savoury pastry business by pie-maker Pork Farms is to be investigated by the Competition and Marketing Authorities (CMA).The CMA stated that, as a result of the merger, there was a “realistic prospect” that there would be a “substantial lessening” of competition in the pork pie and pastry market.Pork Farms acquired the chilled savoury pastries division of Kerry Foods in August this year, both of which supply supermarkets with own-label snacks.The organisation said the transaction would be referred for an in-depth investigation unless Pork Farms offered acceptable undertakings to address the competition concerns in a clear-cut manner.It said it was concerned that a lessening of competition could result in higher prices and a reduction in choice or quality for consumers.Andrea Coscelli, executive director markets & mergers at the CMA, said: “These are very popular products which are currently produced by a small number of manufacturers. This merger will further reduce the choice available to retailers and consumers and may give the merged company the ability to raise prices or reduce the quality of these products.“Unless Pork Farms offers undertakings that resolve these concerns, we think it is necessary to investigate the merger in greater detail to see whether it could harm consumers’ interests.”Pork Farms: “disappointed”A Pork Farms spokesman said: “We are obviously disappointed with the CMA’s decision to refer the transaction to a phase two review. “A key rationale behind the creation of the new group is its enhanced ability to provide increased investment behind the markets we operate in to provide greater choice, quality and value to our customers and consumers as well as new opportunities for our employees. “We continue to believe that the transaction will provide our customers with a streamlined, more responsive and better invested supply chain, reflecting the increasingly competitive retail landscape that we are seeing in today’s markets as consumers’ shopping habits change. Quality, choice, service and value have always been at the core of our business and this remains the case. “We will continue to work closely with the CMA in relation to the transaction to ensure that it has all necessary information to inform the review process.”last_img read more

‘Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration’ Live Album Set To Feature James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos & More

first_imgA new live tribute album honoring Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday, Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, is set to be released on Friday, March 8th. The live album is compiled of cuts from a pair of sold-out tribute shows at Los Angeles, CA’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last November.The star-studded concerts included appearances by James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Graham Nash, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright, just to name a few. The two concerts were professionally filmed and will be screened in movie theaters across the country for one night only on Thursday, February 7th. Percussionist Brian Blade, who recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, served as the evening’s co-musical director alongside Jon Cowherd.Mitchell has kept out of the public eye almost completely (with exception of special events like this) since suffering a brain aneurysm in the spring of 2015. She’s since been in the process of recovery and has been doing well with her health progress in the years since, according to her close friends. Although unable to perform, she was able to take the stage to blow out birthday candles during a full-cast finale on the evening the new live album was recorded.Check out the tracklisting for the forthcoming Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration record below.Tickets for the March 7th film screening are on sale now here.Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Tracklisting:1. “Dreamland” – Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores and Cesar Castro2. “Help Me” – Chaka Khan3. “Amelia” – Diana Krall4. “All I Want” – Rufus Wainwright5. “Coyote” – Glen Hansard6. “River” – James Taylor7. “Both Sides Now” – Seal8. “Our House” – Graham Nash9. “A Case of You” – Kris Kristofferson and Brandi Carlile10. “Down to You” – Brandi Carlile11. “Blue” – Rufus Wainwright12. “Court And Spark” – Norah Jones13. “Nothing Can Be Done” – Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Xochi Flores and Cesar Castro14. “The Magdalene Laundries” – Emmylou Harris15. “Woodstock” – James Taylor16. “Big Yellow Taxi” – La Marisoul, James Taylor, Chaka Khan and Brandi CarlileView Tracklisting[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

3 named to National Academy of Inventors

first_imgThree Harvard professors and scientists have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.They are Donald E. Ingber, Jennifer A. Lewis, and Guillermo J. Tearney.The award goes to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.Ingber is the founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, and professor of bioengineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Lewis is the Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at the Harvard Paulson School and is a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute.Tearney is professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, Mike and Sue Hazard Family MGH Research Scholar, and an affiliated faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He heads his lab at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.The 168 fellows named today bring the total number to 582, representing more than 190 prestigious research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutions. The 2015 fellows account for more than 5,300 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all academy fellows to more than 20,000. These academic luminaries have made a significant impact to the economy through innovative discoveries, creating startup companies, and enhancing the culture of academic invention.Included among the fellows are more than 80 presidents and senior leaders of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 310 members of the other national academies, 27 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 32 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and U.S. National Medal of Science, 27 Nobel Laureates, 14 Lemelson-MIT prize recipients, 170 fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and 98 fellows in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.last_img read more

Five hall rectors leaving Notre Dame at end of academic year

first_imgResidents of Farley Hall are used to knocking on rector Sr. Carrine Etheridge’s door to ask for advice and to walk Etheridge’s dog, Farley. But after 19 years as rector of Farley Hall, Etheridge will take Farley the dog from her namesake hall when she returns to Virginia to be closer to her 91-year-old mother. In addition to Etheridge, the rectors of Breen-Philips Hall, Keenan Hall, Stanford Hall and Zahm House will leave Notre Dame at the end of the academic year.   Reflecting on her time in Farley, Etheridge said she values not only the character and history of her hall, but also the accomplishments of the women who have lived there.  “They come in as little high school girls, but they leave as young women who are ready to do amazing things,” Etheridge said. “[They] fly jet planes and do research. We’ve got people who work in Congress. We’ve got people who are doctors now. We’ve got women in the law. We’ve got one who’s been on the [University] board of trustees.” Etheridge said she remembers Sept. 11, 2001, as a particularly memorable day in Farley’s history due to the strong sense of community fostered between residents and across campus. “We had women here in the dorm who didn’t know whether their parents were safe or not,” she said. “That was really scary. I think the plane struck at 9 or 9:30 in the morning, and I think it was like [by] 2 o’clock or 3 o’clock we had a full orchestra, we had 10,000 chairs up. We had a couple hundred priests. It was amazing.” Etheridge said the most important lesson she has learned at Notre Dame is what it means to be a member of the Notre Dame family. “Every year I tell [graduating seniors], you never really leave Notre Dame,” she said. “It’s so true. Sooner or later, everybody gets back.” Fr. Tom Gaughan became rector of Stanford Hall in 1992 after serving as an assistant rector in Sorin College for five years.   Like Etheridge, Gaughan said seeing the Notre Dame community unite on Sept. 11 stands out as a special moment during his tenure on campus. He said he remembers his residents coming together, praying and wanting to give blood in order to help relief efforts. “What stands out about that day is the Notre Dame community coming together to support one another and to pray for each other and for the world,” Gaughan said. Above all, Gaughan said mentoring students has been the most fulfilling aspect of his role as rector. “I have always found and felt such an amazing privilege to be invited to walk with people in their lives,” he said. “That’s such a humbling and awesome privilege.” Gaughan, who completed his Doctor of Ministry in preaching in 2009, said he plans to turn his dissertation into a book when he leaves his position as rector. “I’m hoping to have a little sabbatical time, but then to return to this ministry, hopefully in residence in a hall,” Gaughan said. Rachel Kellogg has served as rector of Breen-Phillips Hall since 2005. During that time, she said, her conversations with students in the early hours of the morning became an important part of her Notre Dame experience. “By our front door, we have a table and a couple of chairs. People often end up starting conversations there,” Kellogg said. “Notre Dame students are so intelligent and so interesting, and for me, it’s really fun to talk to so many bright people who have so many ideas and enthusiasms.” Serving as a rector in a Notre Dame residence hall has reinforced the true meaning of Holy Cross and Catholic teaching, Kellogg said. “For me, being a rector has really brought home the Holy Cross charism of hospitality,” she said. “I’ve learned that hospitality of spirit is the most important thing, because if you show people that you are ready to listen to them, and that you care about them, that can really change people’s lives and it can change your life too, because you learn from other people.” Zahm rector Corry Colonna has led the hall since 2007, and he said his relationship with his residents has been the most rewarding part of his job. “The best part about being a rector is the opportunity to walk with people on an important part of their life’s journey,” Colonna said. During Colonna’s first year as rector the men of Zahm recreated the “Here Come the Irish” banner that hangs on the front façade of the hall during football weekends. “We rented out the Stepan Center, and probably 60 to 70 guys were involved from helping to lay it out and paint it to figure out how to hang it up,” Colonna said. Colonna said the most challenging aspects of his position are itseround-the-clock responsibilities and having to be prepared at a moment’s notice for anything. One such experience occurred when a Zahm resident’s mother was involved in a car accident in the middle of the night. “I had to wake [the student] up and talk to him about it, and actually then went with him to the hospital,” Colonna said. “You want to be there for your students, but it’s also hard to find some balance in your own life.”last_img read more