Fundraiser Launched For Family Farm Destroyed By Tornado

first_imgOn Friday, the National Weather Service classified Thursday’s tornado as an EF1.Meteorologists say a funnel cloud developed on the south side of Barnes Road and the Tornado’s initial touchdown occurred in a wooded area near a farm then moved across the property around 4:50 p.m.Overall, the storm produced maximum winds up to 100 miles per hour and was on the ground for a total of one and a half miles. Image by Shawn Sweatman / Chautauqua Weather Today. PORTLAND – A GoFundMe page is collecting donations for a family whose farm was destroyed by a tornado in Chautauqua County this week.Sarah Sprague launched the fundraiser for the Marczynski family farm on Barnes Road.“The house got away with very minor damage, but the barn, the workshop, and most of the fencing for the pasture has been destroyed,” said Sprague. “Their vehicle is totaled, as well as significant other trucks.”Sprague says all the horses, goats and cows are accounted for with few superficial injuries. However, she says some of the birds on the farm died in the storm.“The amount of hay and feed that was damaged and lost due to the storm is huge,” explained Sprague. “Machinery is damaged and/or totaled. The barn is pretty much a complete loss. It’s just devastating. That’s the only way I can describe it.”Since Saturday morning, the fundraiser has raised over $1,000 with a goal of $5,000.center_img Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Governor Wolf Hosts Seniors Financial Protection Panel Discussion in Scranton

first_img Press Release,  Seniors Scranton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to discuss measures the Wolf Administration has taken to help protect senior citizens from financial scams and fraud. Thursday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.“One of the most important jobs of government is protecting older Pennsylvanians from becoming the victim of financial crime,” Governor Wolf said. “Unfortunately, seniors become the target of scams and predatory financial abuse entirely too often. In our country, one in five citizens over the age of 65 will be victimized by a financial crime. That’s why my administration decided to pull together and collaborate across all our agencies to work to protect older Pennsylvanians from this kind of abuse.”“Elder financial abuse is one of the most significant financial crimes of the 21st century, and it is estimated to cost older Americans $36 billion each year,” said Secretary Wiessmann. “In order to help protect our seniors from financial fraud and abuse, we are developing and providing education programs for front-line professionals who have close contact with older Pennsylvanians. Through these programs, accountants, doctors, lawyers, and investment professionals are learning to identify signs of elder financial abuse, as well as how to report it and prevent this crime.”During a panel discussion at the South Side Senior Center in Scranton, Governor Wolf pointed specifically to “PA $AFE,” an information exchange and clearinghouse created as part of the governor’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, which involves over 20 Pennsylvania state government agencies engaged in financial education and consumer protection activities.“As an example of how PA $AFE operates, leaders from 14 agencies with consumer hotlines are trained to work to ensure their staff members know the appropriate places to refer calls that are not typically handled by their agencies,” Governor Wolf explained. “They are also making certain that the financial information they share with consumers is up-to-date and consistent across agencies.”In November 2015, Governor Wolf announced the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative “in order to educate the public about financial protection and best practices in a concise, efficient way.” Among the goals he laid out for this initiative are:To establish a state government interagency financial education exchange for consumers.To help professionals who work with senior citizens identify signs of elder financial abuse and prevent this crime.“There are many types of financial fraud scams that target seniors,” said Secretary Osborne. “The Wolf Administration recognizes that financial fraud education is critical. Protection means involvement, and in order to prevent older Pennsylvanians from becoming victims of financial fraud, we must educate those around us on what these scams are, how they work, and where to call for help.”Senior citizens, the caregivers, or family members with questions about financial transactions can call the Department of Banking and Securities at 1-800-PA-BANKS. The department also maintains an online library of resources to help consumers learn to protect themselves. Governor Wolf Hosts Seniors Financial Protection Panel Discussion in Scranton June 14, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dom Madonna named NCAA Lacrosse Player of the Week

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 8 Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) goalie Dom Madonna has been named NCAA Lacrosse Player of the Week by Warrior/US Lacrosse after tying his career-high with 13 saves against Notre Dame. In the 10-6 Orange win, Madonna held Notre Dame to its lowest goal output of the season (six) and prevented the Fighting Irish from scoring on any of their eight man-up opportunities.“I thought Dom had another special day, making some one-on-one saves, especially in the man-down situation,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said after the win. “Hats off to him and the man-down defense.”Madonna’s play in net also earned him ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The first came after SU’s 11-10 triple-overtime victory over Army.“He’s a nice goalie. He takes some away from you,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said after his team’s loss. “When you’re struggling on a day like this and he takes some of those opportunities away from you, it makes it tough.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 2, 2018 at 8:10 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more

6 of the Best – KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

first_img Share Submit Share BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 Related Articles England’s casinos to reopen on 1 August July 17, 2020 This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Sam Forrest, Director of Global Communications and Content at KamaGames.Keep reading to find out more about South East Asian delights, a musical conundrum and betting regrets.Best HolidayI got to disappear for 4 weeks over last Christmas and visit South East Asia. I managed to get to Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand with the highlight definitely being a tiny island between Malaysia and Thailand called Koh Lipe. A very chilled out spot with great diving and cold beer – what else could you need!? Wearing shoes upon my return was definitely a challenge as was dealing with going from a 30 degree to a -2 degree climate. Needless to say flights are already being researched for next Christmas although a couple of weeks on the Croatian islands between now and then would be a bonus!Best albumI honestly don’t have one as there are simply too many choices to pick. That said, a staple on vinyl, CD, MP3 and Spotify in one way or another over the years are Raising Hell by Run-DMC and Licenced to Ill by Beastie Boys.Best sporting experienceIt’s was definitely my first visit to Twickenham years ago to see England vs Scotland. Sadly, I don’t actually remember most of the game due to being in a “very sociable” section surrounded by gentlemen who insisted on sharing hipflasks, but needless to say it was a great day, with a great atmosphere… apparently.Best filmTricky as it really depends on mood. I am a real action and sci-fi fan so 13 Hours and BlackHawk Down are going to be up there but I think good old Alien is going to win this one.Best BookLightening by Dean Koontz, a fantastic book. I’ve acquired several copies over the years and normally have a copy with me when I am away on holiday. Oh and I also have a version on my phone just in case. After all, who doesn’t like time travelling Nazis.Best BetWell it should have been at this year’s Grand National with Ucello Conti at £100 to win which would have meant a rather pleasant rest of the weekend for yours truly. Then of course, the 3rd fence from the end changed a night at the Hawksmore to a night at AbraKebabra…. So, a great bet, but not a great result (these were not the calm words I chose to use at the time I hasten to add). StumbleUpon Scottish government lifts shop restrictions on bookmakers July 13, 2020last_img read more