Whittier signs contract extending police protection to Girdwood

first_imgCommunity leaders in Girdwood have signed an interim contract with the city of Whittier for police protection for the ski-resort town.Girdwood lost its Alaska State Trooper post in September, due to state budget cuts.Girdwood’s Public Safety Advisory Committee has been working on a plan to bring law enforcement into the community. In April, Girdwood voters approved a service area tax to pay for police protection.The interim contract provides two Whittier police officers for Girdwood through January 22 of next year. A long term, three year contract with Whittier is still in development.last_img read more

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first_img Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Latest From MMA Warehouse In this Storystream Lights. Out. ProMax 440 BJJ GI Werdum: Beating Cain Greater Than Win Over Fedor Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender MMAmania.com Standard Ranked Rashguard Gloves Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career UFC 188 stream: ‘Velasquez vs Werdum’ live results, updates, recaps and more Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Latest From Our Partners Top Contenders for Fight of the Year White: Six Guys Puked After Their UFC 188 Fights Good Night Tee Lockdown duffle bag More Fromcenter_img King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Accessories Apparel FAIL Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam More: View all 65 stories Standard BJJ Gi David Manning-USA TODAY Sports Fabricio Werdum shocked the world, yet again, after he submitted former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, in the third round of their title unification fight at last night’s (Sat., June 13, 2015) UFC 188 event in Mexico City, Mexico.And he did it after he battered and bruised the former kingpin on the feet for the better part of the fight (see it again here).While the majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world was stunned at what occurred south of the border, for “Vai Cavalo,” it was business as usual, as he has become accustomed to upsetting the favorites and sending fans home bewildered.Just like he did back in 2010, when he submitted Fedor Emelianenko — the consensus greatest heavyweight fighter of all time — in the very first round via triangle choke under the Strikeforce banner.But if he had to to compare the two upset victories, Werdum says beating Cain is a little bit sweeter. He explained why during the post-fight press conference via (Sherdog):”For sure when I fought Fedor Emelianenko in 2010 it was an amazing fight and nobody believed in me again. This moment today is the best moment in my life because the best heavyweights in the world are in the UFC. I’m very, very happy.”For Werdum, getting constantly counted out only motivates him more, which proves to be disastrous for the opposition.”I prepared my mind for about two years. I believed in myself, my team believed in me too. I visualized this moment a lot of times. All the time I am the underdog. When I am the underdog, I get more motivation. I just showed inside the cage.”The win marks Fabricio’s sixth straight since returning to the Octagon in 2012.More importantly, however, the championship victory not only earned him the much-coveted UFC heavyweight title, but it may have also earned him the title of greatest heavyweight of all time.If you don’t buy it, maybe you will after you read this.For complete results from UFC 188: “Velasquez vs. Werdum,” including play-by-play updates, click here. And for a full fight recap of Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum click here. Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Salelast_img read more

Happy Birthday To Activist Mary McLeod Bethune

first_imgShe would credit that moment as pivotal in sparking a change within her. Watch below:As chance would have it, a Black missionary visited the home of the McLeods who was starting school. Money was scarce and only one of the children could go. Mary Jane was chosen. She would walk five miles back and forth, finishing her schoolwork by candlelight. She graciously taught what she learned to her family during their free time.Her scholastic endeavors were nearly derailed after the family’s mule died and money grew scarce. She would temporarily abandon her studies to help on the land, but a benevolent dressmaker in Denver offered a scholarship. Mary Jane was selected and was sent to the Scotia Seminary for Girls in Concord, North Carolina.After graduating from the school, she had aims of becoming a missionary in Africa but instead headed to Chicago to study at the Moody Bible Institute on a scholarship. Graduating in 1895, she would return to the South and taught in several mission schools much like the one she attended. She married in 1898 to fellow teacher Albertus Bethune and bore one son. The couple separated in 1907. Bethune Cookman College , mary mcleod bethune , mary mcleod bethune birthday AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMoreShare to EmailEmailEmail In 1904, Bethune rented a small house in Daytona, Florida and subsequently began the Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls. The school began on a small scale, with five girls and her son, Albert, making up the student body.The school was resourceful, and with the help of the parents and church members, Bethune would raise funds in a variety of ways, including bake sales and fish fry events. They even went to local businesses for furniture donations.The school eventually merged with the Cookman Institute for Men out of Jacksonville in 1923, eventually becoming Bethune-Cookman College, the first fully accredited Black institution of higher learning in Florida. Bethune served as president of the school, stepping down from her post in 1942.In 1935, Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women. A year later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her as the director of the division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration, becoming an unofficial member of the Cabinet; Roosevelt routinely went to Bethune for advice on minority affairs.Bethune was a respected figure even up until her death in 1955, inspiring Eleanor Roosevelt to pen a column in memoriam to Bethune. In 1974 on this day, Bethune was honored with a sculpture (pictured above), which was unveiled on the U.S. Capitol grounds and eventually erected in Washington’s historic Lincoln Park.As we recognize Mary McLeod Bethune on her birthday, we salute and celebrate her lasting and inspirational legacy.SEE ALSO:Meet Jogger Joe, The Man Who Took Racist Cue From BBQ Becky In Tossing Homeless Man’s ClothesTrump-Supporting DA Calls ‘Ghetto’ Maxine Waters A ‘Bitch,’ Can’t Believe She Hasn’t Been ShotThis Colin Kaepernick Retweet Says Everything You Need To Know About The NFL Players’ Anthem Grievance The notable achievements of educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune is epic. She was the child of former slaves and the hurdles she overcame, despite oppressive segregation and racism, is inspirational. She was born Mary Jane McLeod on this day in 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina, and was the lone child of her 17 siblings to be born free.SEE ALSO: Frederick Douglass And His Famous Fourth Of July SpeechAs recalled by McLeod Bethune, she accompanied her mother on a laundry delivery to a White family. When she entered the children’s nursery, she would open a book and one of the White children reportedly snatched the book, telling her to “put that down…you can’t read.” US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING-PROTEST-POLITICS 95 Photos Of Black People Marching For Our Liveslast_img read more