Iowa Paramedic In Fatal Crash Sentenced

first_imgInformation from: KCCI-TV, Genzen’s attorney, Scott Rhinehart, says the judge’s decision will be appealed. ___ Boone County prosecutor Daniel Gonnerman says Genzen should have slowed down much sooner as he attempted to pass the semi on the right on U.S. Highway 30 near Beaver in Boone County. BOONE, Iowa – A Carroll County paramedic has been given a suspended 10-day jail sentence for the way he drove an ambulance that ran into a semitrailer, killing another paramedic and a patient. Des Moines television station KCCI says Genzen won’t have to serve the 10 days if he successfully completes probation. Robert Genzen, of Manning, was injured in the May collision, as was another paramedic. The trucker was not seriously hurt.last_img

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Centenary Fields Status To Be Given to Five Dumfries and Galloway Parks

first_imgColliston Park, Dalbeattie. Copyright R.B Photography AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInWork to create Centenary Fields in the region will be put in front of councillors next week. At the meeting of Communities committee (6 February) Councillors will be asked to give the go ahead for five locations in the region to go for Centenary Fields status.Centenary Fields is a partnership programme led by Fields in Trust and the Royal British Legion to commemorate World War I through protecting green spaces. It was launched by HRH The Duke of Cambridge in 2014 to mark the centenary of World War 1 and will close in 2018.Centenary Fields aims to protect at least one site in each local authority area across the UK. Sites containing war memorials which are used for active recreation, sport and/or play are appropriate green spaces which can be nominated. Councillors will be asked to agree that Maxwell Park, Port William; Lady Stair Park, Glenluce; Mavis Bank Park, Main Street Kirkconnel; Central Avenue Park, Gretna; and Colliston Park, Dalbeattie for nomination as Centenary Fields.If the committee agree, officers will submit an application and thereafter Centenary Fields will visit the sites. If successful, the Council will install a commemorative plaque, supplied by Centenary Fields, and arrange an unveiling ceremony.Speaking of the initiative, Chair of the Communities Committee, Andy Ferguson, said “By creating Centenary Fields in our communities, we are able to ensure that valuable green space is protected as a living remembrance to those who fought and lost their lives in World War I. At the same time, our local communities will be pleased that these valuable spaces are protected for future generations and will always be there. Dedicating these spaces as Centenary Fields is also in keeping with the spirit of our The Armed Forces Community Covenant.”John Martin, vice-Chair of the committee, said “Centenary Fields is a unique way to commemorate the World War I centenary and remember those who lost their lives during the conflict, by protecting outdoor, recreational space in perpetuity. Those that lost their lives during the War were men and boys from local communities just like those in our region, so it is a fitting tribute that we remember them by dedicating outdoor spaces that are at the heart of our local communities.”last_img read more

From pastels to ‘Noir,’ the colors of 2015 decor

first_imgFor 2015, the hot colors in home decor range from yummy ice cream pastels to a few deep, saturated hues.The pastels include blush, sky blue, vanilla, lilac and pale peach, hues traditionally associated with tropical or desert climes. But they work in northern light, too — just ground them with darker shades like charcoal, chocolate or navy.Mint and shell pink might seem lightweight or juvenile at first glance, but the way they’re being used gives them some gravitas. A task lamp; a midcentury-style chair; a bookcase — rendered in one of these hues, a room instantly looks Right Now. Mints to consider include Behr’s Mountain Mint and Pratt and Lambert’s Glacial Green; check out Pratt and Lambert’s Coral Pink and Behr’s Secret Blush for a gentle yet sophisticated soft pink.Each year, paint companies and color trend gurus assess which hues will be hot in fashion and décor. Many choose a “color of the year.”Coral Reef, a vibrant pink-orange, is Sherwin-Williams’ pick. Debra Kling, a New York-based color consultant, thinks it’s a region-specific hue.“It feels more suitable for South Beach, the Southwest or the South Pacific,” she says.Jackie Jordan, color marketing director for Sherwin-Williams, says the color embodies a cheerful approach to design that’s a hallmark of 2015. “From our research, we know people do seek colors and décor that bring back memories of a destination vacation,” she says. “Coral Reef evokes that for people; others just love the color.”She suggests pairing it with white, black, or floral hues like lush green or deep violet to make it really sing. To calm things down, consider complementary shades of soft gray, driftwood or butter yellow. Patinated brass and medium wood tones would also be pretty accompaniments.Benjamin Moore has gone with Guilford Green, a soft hue that some decorators and designers see as too pale while others tout its versatility as a “standard, go-to green.”Framed with crisp white, Guilford Green gives off a pretty, garden-room vibe; add deeper floral tones like peony, daffodil and iris to enhance the botanical feel. Undertones of gray and brown make it a perfect color against just about any wood, creating a restful backdrop for a kitchen, nursery or sunroom, and it’s a good exterior hue, too. Check out Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green, a similar shade.Blues will also be strong this spring in decorative elements and room color, evoking locations as diverse as the South Pacific and the Pacific Northwest. There’s global influence with indigos, while the navies have a preppy complexion. Behr’s Solitude and Vintage Velvet, and Benjamin Moore’s Blue Danube and Harbor Fog are all attractive. Glidden’s top color for 2015 is a beachy, intense Caribbean Blue.Another blue getting buzz is Pittsburgh Paint’s color of the year, Blue Paisley. Some designers think it’s pretty but not especially “new,” since it’s been punctuating the popular gray palette for a couple of years now. Nonetheless, it’s a color with legs. You’ll see it and a deeper teal in accessories and textiles, and as accents on smaller furniture pieces. It can lend a midcentury aesthetic to trim upholstery and woods like pecan and walnut that speak to retro style but also reference classic taste.Color giant Pantone has deemed Marsala its color of the year. New York designer Elaine Griffin is delighted: “I think it’s a winner. Red is a color that we haven’t seen in a while. In this interpretation as a deep-ish wine hue, it’s both fresh-looking and sophisticated, and pairs stylishly with the new neutrals of gray, smoky teal and black.”Kling said some colors have a mysterious quality “one can’t quite identify — and Marsala is one of them. It draws us in. Not quite brown and not quite burgundy, Marsala lends sophistication and warmth.”She says it’s well-suited to textures, and as a saturated hue it’s something special; she just did a velvet chaise for a client in Marsala velvet.While it’s already emerging in some furnishings, appliances and cabinetry, Marsala will likely turn up in much more from retailers come fall; it projects coziness, warmth and luxury.Watch in the fall, too, for olive green, deep teal, burnt orange and mustard, all punctuating midcentury modern style. Fruity acid versions of lemon, lime and grape will nod to mod, ’70s-era décor.Pratt & Lambert’s color of the year is Noir, a bold, inky blue-black. Kling calls it sultry and forbidding. A tray ceiling in a master bedroom, painted like a night sky, comes to mind.“I can imagine a lacquered Noir library, dining room or other cozy space used primarily at nighttime,” she says.Griffin loves the bold choice. “Black and deep navy were once seen as the most theatrical colors, the exclusive domains of the uber-stylish and certainly not for the faint of heart,” she says. “But 2015 officially heralds their establishment as neutrals.”last_img read more