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Police sell pink patches to fight breast cancer

Police sell pink patches to fight breast cancer

first_imgTags :city of hopedaily pressPink Patch ProjectpoliceSanta MonicaSanta Monica Police DepartmentSMC policesmdpsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPlease Restore ConfidenceApartments.com buys Westside RentalsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours ago HomeNewsPolice sell pink patches to fight breast cancer Feb. 02, 2017 at 7:00 amNewsPolice sell pink patches to fight breast cancerGuest Author4 years agocity of hopedaily pressPink Patch ProjectpoliceSanta MonicaSanta Monica Police DepartmentSMC policesmdpsmpd   For the first time in recent memory, the Santa Monica Police Department is releasing their patch to the public. While other police departments regularly participate in patch swaps or allow civilians to buy them, SMDP has always kept their signature mermaid by the sea for officers only – until now.There is a catch: the patches are pink.Jail administrator Jennifer Estrada was the first to purchase a pink patch and place it in her office window. From that moment they’ve been flying off her desk.“When the guys come by and see it’s pink it really garners a lot of attention,” Estrada said in an interview from her office in the jail. “It sold like crazy.”The pink patches cost ten dollars each and are raising money for the Breast Cancer Society. SMDP is the 91st agency to join the Pink Patch Project, which originated with the Irwindale Police Department. Santa Monica College’s Police Department is also selling pink versions of their patch.Without any announcement or press release, Estrada sold more than 150 patches to officers and staff at the Public Safety Facility. She’s been impressed by how quickly it has taken off with her mostly male colleagues.“All of the guys are like ‘that’s so cool’ and all of them have their own personal story of how they’ve been touched by cancer: like their mom or their grandmother or their brother,” Estrada said.It’s not hard to find a connection to start up a conversation surrounding the important topic of early detection or intervention. The National Cancer Institute estimates one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point during their lives.In fact, the entire nationwide effort started a few years ago with one conversation at the Irwindale Police Department. Chief Anthony Miranda had a heartfelt talk with his records clerk, Norma Ortiz, who had just lost her mom to breast cancer. Both of them realized their small police department had been deeply touched by cancer. Miranda decided to go beyond the traditional pink pins and bracelets to make a big difference. They borrowed the idea of pink patches from the Seal Beach Police Department, and started selling their own to raise money for City of Hope.Every October, every officer now wears a pink patch to raise awareness.“We deal with people in the best of times and the worst of times,” Sgt. Rudy Gatto said over the phone from Irwindale. “Every contact is a chance for us to spread the word. We’re human beings too. My family has been personally touched by cancer and breast cancer.”Gatto says raising awareness is important, because early detection is so vital to fighting breast cancer. The first year, the department doubled their initial fundraising goal and raised $20,000. They decided to take the idea nationwide.The pink patches spread from agency to agency and last October the entire effort raised $320,000 for breast cancer research and charities. Gatto hopes to raise half a million dollars by October this year.Word of the collectible patches spreads fast. Recently, a man in San Francisco reached out to Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks in Santa Monica with a personal letter asking to buy a patch to add to a memorial quilt he is making for his mother who died of breast cancer. The City hadn’t even announced plans to sell the patches yet.For Estrada, it’s another way for officers to connect with the many issues facing the people they serve.“We’re not just out there playing cops and robbers. We actually care about the people who live here,” Estrada said.SMDP will sell the patches year round. To get one, send a check and a self addressed envelope to Jennifer Estrada at 333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica, CA 90401. The check should be made out to the City of Santa Monica with “Pink Patch” in the memo line.last_img read more

All of Trump’s Russia ties, in 7 charts

All of Trump’s Russia ties, in 7 charts

first_img2. Trump and Putin, via Michael Flynn 7. Trump and Putin, via Trump Family Members 5. Trump and Putin, via Business Ties 6. Trump and Putin, via Felix Sater 3. Trump and Putin, via Campaign Adviserscenter_img 4. Trump and Putin, via Paul Manafort What is the real story of Donald Trump and Russia? The answer is still unclear, and Democrats in Congress want to get to the bottom of it with an investigation. But there’s no doubt that a spider web of connections—some public, some private, some clear, some murky—exists between Trump, his associates and Russian President Vladimir Putin.These charts illustrate dozens of those links, including meetings between Russian officials and members of Trump’s campaign and administration; his daughter’s ties to Putin’s friends; Trump’s 2013 visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant; and his short-lived mixed martial arts venture with one of Putin’s favorite athletes. The solid lines mark established facts, while dotted ones represent speculative or unproven connections.There’s nothing inherently damning about most of the ties illustrated below. But they do reveal the vast and mysteriously complex web behind a story that has vexed Trump’s young presidency from its start—and is certain to shake the White House for months to come.1. Trump and Putin, via Administration Officials Michael Crowley is senior foreign affairs correspondent for POLITICOIllustrations by Erin Aulov and Janet Michaud/POLITICO Also On POLITICO The definitive guide to Trump’s Russia ties By Madeline Conway Trump’s attack dog on trade By Megan Cassella Forum Donald Trump, master of disaster? By Jeremy Konyndyklast_img read more

Police Issue Warning of Phone Scams for TV Licences for over 75s

Police Issue Warning of Phone Scams for TV Licences for over 75s

first_imgImage Credit -BBC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn If you’re unsure about anything, you can call TV Licensing on 0300 303 9695 to speak with someone who can help. Remember cold callers are adept at convincing people they are someone they’re not, and can be very convincing, persistent and persuasive. There’s nothing wrong with hanging up the phone or closing the door while you telephone the company to confirm what you are being told, or being asked for. Genuine callers will understand. Don’t contact the company using any number given to you by a caller – look it up on line or in the phone book and wait at least five minutes before using the phone; ideally phone from a different number if the cold caller has contacted you via the telephone. The letter you receive will include your licence number, your title and your last name and they will only ask you to pay using the following options:By post, using the address TV Licensing, PO Box 578, Darlington, DL98 1ANOnline at co.uk/75pay or tvl.co.uk/75applyVia telephone on 0300 790 6151 If you do give out your bank details by mistake, contact your bank immediately and they will be able to take action to protect your account. If you have been a victim of a fraud, contact Police Scotland by calling 101.  If it is an emergency and you require police assistance immediately, dial 999center_img Never give out any personal or bank details to cold callers, regardless of what they might tell you, and never allow anyone to access your computer remotely. Staff will not ask for any other form of payment to settle an outstanding amount and they won’t push you into paying by telling you there is a time restriction to pay without incurring further penalties. Are you, or is someone you know, over 75 and going to have to pay for a TV licence in the near future? If so, please remember the only way you will be contacted about this is by post. As of 3 August 2020, TV Licensing will be sending out letters to anyone over 75 and asking them to either pay for their licence or apply for a free one. They will not contact you by telephone, and no-one will come to your door requesting payment or banking information with regards to television licensing. If you are contacted by anyone this way, we urge you to either put the phone down or close and secure the door. If you, or someone you know, is vulnerable and has been a victim of financial harm, contact your local Adult Protection Unit on the following numbers:last_img read more

Pakistan see off Australian quicks in Brisbane

Pakistan see off Australian quicks in Brisbane

first_imgSYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Captain Azhar Ali led the way as Pakistan saw off the much-vaunted Australian attack to reach lunch at 57 without loss on the opening morning of the first test in Brisbane last night. Ali, who won the toss and elected to bat first on a bright, sunny morning at the Gabba, brought up the 50 with an elegant cover drive for four just before the break and will resume on 28 not out with Shan Masood unbeaten on 21 alongside him.Australia, unbeaten at the Gabba since 1988, unleashed Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins but the pacemen were unable to get much movement out of a wicket with a shade of green on top.The Pakistan openers maintained good discipline and picked their shots to frustrate the Australian quicks and off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who will look to make the most of the bounce of the track as the match progresses. The tourists, who have never won a series in Australia, handed a test debut to 16-year-old fast bowler Naseem Shah and omitted experienced seamer Mohammad Abbas.Australia included Joe Burns as opening partner for David Warner, while left-armer Starc took the third slot in the pace bowling unit with Cameron Bancroft and all-rounder Michael Neser missing out.The second and final test, a day-night affair, takes place at the Adelaide Oval from Nov. 29-Dec. 3.last_img read more

Leicester City helicopter crash: Foxes’ Premier League trip to Cardiff to go ahead as planned

Leicester City helicopter crash: Foxes’ Premier League trip to Cardiff to go ahead as planned

first_imgLeicester City’s trip to Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday will go ahead following the death of the club’s owner and four others in a helicopter crash.Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and two members of his staff were killed when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium at the weekend. Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah have been at King Power Stadium today to pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. pic.twitter.com/iRihlkOqpH— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 30, 2018Tributes have poured in for Srivaddhanaprabha from across the footballing world, while players have visited the stadium in the past two days to pay their respects.The club opened a book of condolence which they confirmed will remain open for 14 hours every day “for the foreseeable future”.Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha oversaw Leicester’s remarkable Premier League triumph in 2015-16. Pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died in the incident, which took place shortly after the Foxes’ draw with West Ham in the Premier League.The EFL Cup tie between Claude Puel’s side and Southampton, scheduled for Tuesday, was consequently postponed. “A minute’s silence will be observed before kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium and players will wear black armbands in Khun Vichai’s honour,” read a club statement.Cardiff chief executive Ken Choo pledged to provide assistance to the visitors.”Following Saturday evening’s terrible events at King Power Stadium, the thoughts and feelings of Leicester City FC are at the forefront of our minds,” said Choo.”As such, we will be offering our support to Leicester City in any way necessary in respect of this weekend’s fixture.”last_img read more