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Police say no proper supports for stage that collapsed during Indiana high school musical

WESTFIELD, Indiana — Police in suburban Indianapolis say an orchestra pit cover that collapsed during a high school musical production, sending several students falling, had been replaced earlier this year and wasn't properly designed. The Westfield ...

Rivals Rewind: Anthony Morelli

Currently, he is working at X-Factor Sports Performance & QB Academy in Westfield, Indiana, where he hopes to properly prepare the next generation of quarterbacks for the future. "I just really love the game of football. I love the quarterback position ...

USI staves off elimination at GLVC's

For the second game in a row, the fifth-seeded University of Southern Indiana baseball team staved off elimination with a 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Truman State University Friday afternoon at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. The Screaming Eagles saw ...

From Singing to Screaming: Stage Collapses at Indiana High School

WESTFIELD, Indiana — It was the final act of a high school show celebrating the history of rock ‘n’ roll, with the cast coming out on stage to jump, clap and sing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” Then it came crashing down.

Stage Collapses During Ind. High School Production

Seven people were killed and scores more injured in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair back in August 2011 as fans were awaiting the start of a Sugarland concert. Westfield High School's principal, Stacy McGuire, tweeted after Thursday's incident ...

Stage Collapse Under Investigation

Stage Collapse Under Investigation State and local authorities are investigating the collapse of a high school stage in Westfield, Indiana. The accident during a performance of American Pie injured more than a dozen people, one critically. (April 24 ...

Stage collapses at Indiana high school injuring more than a dozen students

WESTFIELD, Indiana (CNN) — About two dozen students at an Indiana high school were hurt Thursday night when the stage they were performing on collapsed. The students at Westfield High School were performing in a school concert. All of the injured were on ...

Westfield, Indiana stage collapses during high school play, several injured

Several students at a central Indiana high school were injured when a stage collapsed during a school play on Thursday night. Police said at least one person was critically injured and several were taken to local hospitals following the accident at ...

Westfield to Add Soccer Fields

WESTFIELD, Ind. - At Monday’s City Council Meeting, a partnership was announced with Westfield Youth Soccer (WYSA)/Indiana Fire Juniors (IFJ) to construct 7-8 additional soccer fields at Grand Park. This will allow the park to serve as the primary ...

Police warn about 'Felony Lane Gang' in Indianapolis area

including dozens of people in Westfield, Indiana. The so-called "Felony Lane Gang" has sparked copycat criminals all over the U.S. The first part of their con is simple: They scan parking lots for cars with unattended purses or wallets, and then break in ...

KidZania London role play city for kids to open at Westfield in June

One of the questions I’ve had from South West London mums recently is: “When will KidZania open at Westfield?” And now there’s finally a date released for the opening of this much-awaited new child-s…

#DubNation Fans Flood Warriors Team Store Grand Opening In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Hey Dub Nation, you can get your Warriors “on” now that there’s a team store in San Francisco that stocks all the blue and gold you can buy. The first official Warriors Team …

Traffic on Mass Pike in Westfield running smooth

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – At the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound was backed up for miles, due to a disabled tractor trailer in Westfield. State Troo…

What to do in South West London with children this bank holiday weekend

Celebrate Chelsea in Bloom with rickshaw tour and tea stop This year marks the 10th anniversary of Chelsea in Bloom, which started on Monday, and has seen a number of shop windows around Chelsea bein…

Bicyclists memorialized in Westfield “Ride of Silence”

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Dozens of bicycle riders took part in a “Ride of Silence” in Westfield Wednesday night. The “Ride of Silence” is an international event to memorialize bicyclists killed and …

Cancer awareness symposium held in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A panel of Oncology Specialists hosted a Cancer Awareness Symposium in Westfield Wednesday night. The doctors held the seminar as a public service to educate people about ca…

No criminal charges filed in Westfield stage collapse

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Officials in Westfield said on Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed in the high school stage collapse last month that injured more than a dozen students. Westfield …

No criminal charges filed in Westfield High School stage collapse

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Officials in Westfield said on Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed in the high school stage collapse last month that injured more than a dozen students. Westfield …

Carpenter Westfield (IN) – Westfield Carpenters

Carpenter Westfield (IN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Westfield (IN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Westfield, Indiana work with, builds and fixes items and structures…

Civil War veterans saluted in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Westfield commemorated the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War on Monday; a conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 14,000 soldiers from Massachusetts…


The importance of local education funding in WESTFIELD INDIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



Get a Homeland Security Job in WESTFIELD INDIANA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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