DOH-Collier schedules second dose appointments after new shipment of vaccines

first_imgStudy ranks Naples as best beach town in America to live June 16, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 Sea turtle caught on camera nesting on Naples beach June 16, 2021 NAPLES, Fla.– The Florida Department of Health (DOH-Collier) in Collier County received another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines meant for second doses. DOH-Collier is already scheduling appointments for those who are due for their second dose. Following the CDC guidelines, second doses of both Pfizer and of the Moderna can be administered up to 6 weeks after the initial shot. Further information can be found here. AdvertisementTags: collier countycovid-19 vaccinenaplescenter_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Mosquitoes swarming Collier County, crews trap 25,000 in two nights June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more

Waterways Ireland gearing up for exciting Barrow Way Walk

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Waterways Ireland gearing up for exciting Barrow Way Walk Pinterest Home News Community Waterways Ireland gearing up for exciting Barrow Way Walk NewsCommunity Pinterest The Barrow Way Walk is the first event organised by a strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland, Get Ireland Walking, Sport Ireland and Carlow, Kildare and Laois Local Sports Partnerships.As part of European Week of Sport “Choose your County, Choose your Distance” Barrow Way Walk will take place on 29th September across the Counties of Kildare, Laois & Carlow.The Barrow river begins in the Slieve Bloom Mountain and is part of the Three Sisters. It is the second longest river in Ireland and is a popular swimming location in Summer months.The river passes through towns, Portarlington, Monasterevin, Athy, Carlow/Graiguecullen, Graiguenamanagh, and New Ross.The walk consists of 4 stages, spread out over 113km, and by breaking it down into stages you can enjoy one of Ireland’s most beautiful walks.In order to accommodate all levels of fitness, mobility and time constraints, there are approximately 5km / 10km / 18km routes available within each county. The advantage of these walks is that each route has a meeting point and time where a bus will collect participants and ferry them to the start point of their respective walk. Each person then simply walks back to their car, at their own pace with a walk leader, first aid support and sweeper on every route. There will also be a hydration station present before and after the walks to encourage a ‘leave no trace’ practice – NB there will be no plastic bottles available at any of the events. WhatsApp By Rory Lawlor – 13th September 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGSbarrow walk wayRiver BarrowWalk GAA Previous articleLaois Ladies on the lookout for new manager as Gibson departsNext articleOur guide to What’s On in Laois this weekend Rory Lawlor center_img Facebook WhatsApp Further to this, each registered participant will be given a draw-string bag with some goodies provide by the Local Sports Partnerships. Due to this, the bus service and the provision of tea/coffee after the event it is essential that each participant registers on www.barrowwaywalk.ie before the event as non-registered participants may not be catered for. For more information on this event please see Carlow / Laois / Kildare Sports Partnerships’ social media platforms or visit: www.barrowwaywalk.iePhoto: michaelorourkephotography.iePhoto: michaelorourkephotography.iePhoto: michaelorourkephotography.ieSEE ALSO – BREAKING: New Laois senior football manager revealed GAA GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Twitter Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results last_img read more

Canadians nearing retirement don’t know their pensions: survey

first_img Related news Keywords Pensions,  Canada Pension Plan Federal budget fails to support needed pension reform, retiree group says CPPIB reports record return for latest fiscal year Sixty-nine per cent of Canadians approaching retirement age were unaware of what the maximum monthly payout from government is for Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) or Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) and Old Age Security (OAS), yet more than eight-in-ten of this age group say they plan to use this as a source of retirement income, and more than one third anticipate this will be their primary source, according to a recent Investors Group survey. Sixty per cent of Canadians say they plan to use an employer pension as a source of income and 37 per cent say this will be their primary source. However, of those who say they have workplace pensions and plan to rely on it as their primary source of income, more than half (55 per cent) did not know the monthly benefit they can expect. Seven-in-10 say that they will have enough to pay the cost of living in retirement, yet when asked what they anticipate their monthly cost of living to be, 42 per cent of unretired Canadians did not know. The research revealed that as Canadians approach the age of retirement, a significant number are still not aware of what it will take to support their lifestyle with 39 per cent of Canadians aged 55-64 were still unclear on what to expect. Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of unretired Canadians are confident they will be able to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement. This number jumps to 91 per cent among Canadians working with a financial advisor. While 39 per cent of Canadians say that confidence in their own money management has gone up over the last 10 years, 58 per cent say their confidence in younger generations’ ability to save adequately for retirement has gone down. In addition, (66 per cent) of Canadians are less confident in governments’ ability to continue to provide an acceptable level of pension and retirement benefits. “While the survey indicates that Canadians are approaching retirement with confidence, it also identifies the need for Canadians to gain a better understanding of what their ideal financial future looks like so they can build a plan to get there,” said Dave Ablet, director, tax and estate planning, Investors Group. Survey data was collected using computer assisted telephone interviewin via the Harris/Decima teleVox omnibus. Overall, 1,010 responses were collected nationally between January 23 and 27. The survey is considered accurate to a margin of plus or minus 3.1 per cent, 19 times out of 20. Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Canadian plan sponsors post positive quarter despite bond slump Canadians nearing retirement (aged 55-64) are confident they have enough money to live the retirement lifestyle they desire, but many don’t know how much retirement income they will need nor how much their company and government pensions will provide. That’s according to new research examining Canadians’ knowledge of their pension plans and their retirement income from Winnipeg-based Investors Group. last_img read more

IIROC secures greater enforcement authority in Canada’s territories

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Keywords Enforcement,  Investor protectionCompanies Investment Industry Association of Canada “We are now in a better position to enforce our disciplinary actions, holding wrongdoers accountable and sending a strong message of deterrence to those who might consider taking advantage of investors. The message is clear: if you abuse your clients’ trust, you will face serious consequences,” says Elsa Renzella, senior vice president of enforcement and registration at IIROC, in a statement.Also readPassage of Bill 67 strengthens investor protection in Nova ScotiaWith the addition of the territories, most regional governments in Canada have now given IIROC the power to try and collect unpaid disciplinary sanctions through the courts. The SRO reports that last year it only collected 16% of the fines imposed against individuals, who have historically been able to simply leave the industry to avoid paying their fines. In jurisdictions where IIROC has been given the power to enforce penalties through the courts, its collection rates are “significantly higher” over time, it says. Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media northern lights near yellowknife oceanfishing/123RF Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon have joined most of Canada’s provinces in giving the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) the ability to collect disciplinary fines through their courts, the self-regulatory organization announced Friday.The three territorial governments have granted IIROC the authority to collect the monetary penalties that it imposes against individuals through the Supreme Courts in each territory. They have also enhanced the SRO’s ability to secure co-operation from third parties during disciplinary hearings. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance caselast_img read more

ESMA’s first European market selfie

first_img Companies European Securities and Markets Authority The regulator’s report found that equity trading volumes totalled €27 trillion in 28,000 securities in 2019.Of these traded instruments, approximately 20% are ETFs, but ETFs only account for about 10% of trading volume.The report also noted that dark trading accounts for about 8% of volume.On the fixed-income side, bond trading reached €101 trillion in volume across 170,000 bonds.About half of that is traded over the counter, with another 26% through systematic internalizers, the report said.Overall, the trading data covered more than 430 trading venues, including 135 regulated markets, 223 multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and 72 organised trading facilities.There were also 216 systematic internalisers, which represented an increase of 47 over the course of the year.“The entry into force of MiFID II in 2018, and its new reporting requirements, expanded ESMA’s monitoring capability of EU financial markets which in turn has provided a data-driven basis to our policy making and risk-based supervisory approach,” said Steven Maijoor, chair of ESMA.“Today’s statistical report enhances the transparency of European financial markets and supports our efforts to protect investors while ensuring orderly and stable markets,” Maijoor said.ESMA plans to hold a public webinar on Nov. 25 to present the report. foreign country with stock market data alexsl/iStock James Langton European markets traded €27 trillion in equities and over €100 trillion in bonds last year, according to the first-ever comprehensive market review from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).The region’s securities regulator published its first market report using new data sources that have become available thanks to regulatory reforms (known as MiFID II) that introduce new reporting requirements. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

NCMC Extends Deadline for Poster Competition

first_imgRelatedNCMC Extends Deadline for Poster Competition Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Child Month Committee (NCMC), has extended the deadline for its poster and essay competitions to March 16.These competitions are the first in series of activities being organised for Child Month 2006 in May, to educate the public about the needs of children. The theme for the Month is, ‘Restore the Family: Save our Children’.Sandrea Long-White, Chairperson for the NCMC Poster and Essay Competition Committee, told JIS News that the extension would accommodate those schools, which requested more time to complete their entries.She said that so far, the response to the competitions had been very positive, with several schools submitting entries and other schools indicating their intention to complete entries in time for the new deadline.For those still not clear on the requirements for the poster competition,Mrs. Long-White said that entries should reflect an understanding of the theme.“This can be guided by questions such as what does the ideal family look like, what could be done to make a family a happy one and why do children need a family and so on,” she noted.Poster entries may be submitted on cartridge paper and can either be done in black and white or colour, and must be original.Persons can submit entries in the following three categories: 6 to 10 years; 11to 14 years, and 15 to 18 years.In terms of the essay competition, Mrs. Long-White said there were four age categories with specific requirements. For the 6 to 8 years, entries should range between 50 and 100 words, while the 9-12 years category entries should be between 200 and 300 words.For the 13 to 15 years and 16 to 18 years groups, entries should not exceed 500 words but should be more than 300 words.“All entries must be relevant to the topic and will be judged on originality of expression and creativity,” Mrs. Long-White said.Participants can send entries to either Dr. Pauline Mullings, Kingston High School at 172 King Street or Sandrea Long-White, Rural Services for Children with Disabilities, 191 Constant Spring Road.For further information, persons can contact either Dr. Mullings at 816-2144 or 922-5645 or Mrs. Long-White at 931-4584.First prize winners in all categories of the poster competition will be awarded summer programme scholarships to the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts, in addition to receiving cash awards. Second and third prize entrants will also receive cash awards as well as all winners of the essay competition.Winning posters will be used on official programmes during Child Month activities.The first Child Month programme was organised in 1953 by the NCMC, which then comprised representatives from the Voluntary Organisation for the Upliftment of Children (VOUCH) and Jamaica Save the Children Fund.The Committee has been expanded to include representatives of government and non-government institutions, working in the interest of the children of Jamaica. NCMC Extends Deadline for Poster Competition UncategorizedMarch 13, 2006center_img RelatedNCMC Extends Deadline for Poster Competition RelatedNCMC Extends Deadline for Poster Competitionlast_img read more

Toyota’s hatchback-SUV Corolla Cross reportedly headed to Canada

first_img The other three trims are Hybrid Smart, Hybrid Premium, and Hybrid Premium safety; all feature the same 1.8-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and an electric motor. The gasoline engine produces 98 horsepower and 105 lb.-ft. of torque, and the electric motor produces 72 horsepower and 120 lb.-ft. of torque, for a combined system output of 180 horsepower and 225 lb.-ft. of torque, sent through an e-CVT.Base model Corolla Crosses get 17-inch wheels with hubcaps, while all hybrid models will receive 18-inch alloy wheels. Hybrid Smart trim models get LED lights, Premiums get front power seats and power tailgate, and Premium Safety cars get Toyota Safety Sense, automatic high-beams, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with steering assist, and pre-collision warning.RELATED Trending in Canada advertisement See More Videos Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSToyotaSUVNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Toyota unveils bite-sized Yaris Cross — but it isn’t coming to CanadaAlthough Toyota never makes it clear in its Thai press release, we assume the vehicle will be available in both front- and all-wheel-drive. As for the suspension, the Corolla Cross features standard hatchback-like components such as a MacPherson strut front suspension; and a torsion beam rear. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Toyota unveiled its latest crossover in Thailand early July, the Corolla Cross, a vehicle that truly crossed the lines between a hatchback and an SUV.Obviously, the Cross is meant to sit in between the Corolla hatchback and the RAV4. It rides on the TNGA-C platform, and has the same 103.9-inch wheelbase as the CH-R while being three inches longer, two inches taller, and one inch wider.In Thailand, the vehicle will have four trims and two engines. At the bottom of the heap will be a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder, which should be good for 140 horsepower and 129 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a CVT transmission. It’s not been confirmed, but rumours are the Corolla Cross is headed to North American shores sooner than later. When we find out if it is, we’ll let you know. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

US moves to cut Huawei out of Brazilian 5G

first_img Previous ArticleSnap bolsters Snapchat feature setNext ArticleAT&T talks game unit sale with big-name publishers Asia Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Home US moves to cut Huawei out of Brazilian 5G Diana Goovaerts The US government offered to help Brazilian operators fund the purchase of 5G kit from Ericsson and Nokia, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported, stepping-up efforts to persuade allies not to use equipment from Chinese vendors.In a translated interview, US ambassador to Brazil Todd Chapman said assistance would be provided by the US International Development Finance Corporation, a government-run bank which invests in energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure and technology projects to advance the nation’s interests.He stated discussions were underway with officials in Brazil and other countries.The move is the latest in a US campaign to pressure allies to cut Huawei out of their telecom networks due to perceived national security concerns.Huawei adamantly denies it poses a threat.In October 2019, Financial Times reported US officials considered funding Ericsson and Nokia to allow them to offer more appealing terms to potential customers.A related article by the newspaper reported Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro this week said the government would consider security and foreign policy alongside economic factors when forming its 5G strategy. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 12 JUN 2020 center_img FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related 5GBrazilHuawei Author Tags Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

Tracing the Life of D-Lo

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Barbara and Craig Candelaria’s new puppy keeps wandering off.The husband and wife, both in their 60s, are reminiscing on the patio of the Whitefish house they’ve lived in for 32 years, overlooking City Beach with an impossibly perfect view that stares down at Whitefish Lake and out at the zigzagging runs on the face of Big Mountain. The puppy, a Shepherd mix with oversized paws, sweet saucer eyes and a cute little yelp, meanders off the porch, into the yard, and, one time, even farther to greet a fellow canine passing by.The dog isn’t theirs, at least it wasn’t supposed to be, but Barbara and Craig aren’t the types to turn away anyone in need of a place to stay. Craig is a silversmith and Barbara a fine artist, and in their youth they caravanned from their home in California to Whitefish and never left. They had two boys, Lewis and Dillon, and turned their property into Camp Candelaria, where their sons’ friends would come and go frequently. Sometimes there were root beer floats and smoothies waiting after school, sometimes sleeping bags lined the patio, and occasionally someone could be found snoozing on the trampoline in the yard. The boys and their friends lived a wild and free Montana childhood, venturing onto the slopes half of the year and into the water the other half.Dillon was on skis before his third birthday and started snowboarding a few years after that, in the early 1990s, back when the sport was fully entrenched in the counterculture and its riders were unfiltered iconoclasts. That it shares so many similarities, both in culture and technique, with skateboarding, and that so many riders do both, only served to bolster its anti-establishment cred.In Whitefish, the overlapping skateboarding/snowboarding community is small but extremely tight-knit, with dozens of boarders forming a deep bond with one another that extends well beyond the mountain, and in the 1990s and early 2000s, perhaps no pack in that community was more visible than the Robinsons. The matriarch was Pam, a Brooklyn-born liftie, and while she was mother, officially, to her three boys — Jason, Aaron and Sean — she was the unofficial mother to every other snowboarder in Whitefish. Dillon, the same age as Jason, came to call himself the fourth Robinson brother.As they grew older, the boys started to reap rewards from their years and hours on the mountain, translating their love into skill, and that skill into careers as professional snowboarders. Many of them, including Dillon and Jason, piled up winnings around the U.S. and Canada when they weren’t busy in the backcountry, but it was Aaron, two years younger, who was the true prodigy. He won The North Face Masters of Snowboarding twice by his early 20s, had a bevy of sponsors, and was sought after by prominent ski and snowboarding filmmakers. But for all the accolades, Aaron, like his friends and brothers, stayed true to his independent roots. He was committed to their mantra, to “smash life,” and sought powder, friendships and experiences far more than money or fame.Smashing life has not come without a price, however.Members of the local board-riding community have been familiar with death from a young age, and they continue to encounter it far more often than they would like. They subsist by living close to the edge, craving bigger challenges and greater risks, and that pushing of the envelope — both on the snow and off it — has taken a heavy toll. Most everyone who grew up snowboarding in Whitefish makes the trek back for the annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross, and while that event started as a remembrance solely for its namesake, a snowboarder and instructor who died by suicide, it now ends with a solemn recounting of those who have been lost in the two decades since, a list that never seems to stop growing.In 2011, Aaron Robinson joined that list. He died at just 24 years old in an accident in the Chilean backcountry. In death, he bequeathed “smash life” to his friends and family, and they have done their best to carry it forward. Jason Robinson recommitted to snowboarding and is now one of the best backcountry riders in the world, while Dillon Candelaria tattooed the phrase across his toes and focused the radiant energy he already possessed into a life lived fully and boundlessly.After leaving Whitefish at 17, Dillon spent nearly a decade living near Lake Tahoe, and in the years since he split his time mostly between Whitefish and Bali, where he surfed, hunted for crystals and started a business importing yoga clothes. He started hand-making jewelry, too, just like his father, and launched a business to sell those pieces back home.It wasn’t long after his most recent trip to Bali that Dillon found a place back home in Whitefish and settled in for the summer and early fall. He spent time staring at the beach from his parents’ patio, caught some fish, connected with his people, and got a new puppy. She was a Shepherd mix with oversized paws, sweet saucer eyes and a cute little yelp. He named her Osa.A few weeks after bringing Osa home, on Sunday, Aug. 25 of this year, he grabbed his skateboard and went outside his parents’ Whitefish workshop to hit a quiet street and clear his head. He was alone.More than an hour after he began to ride, a passerby saw an unconscious man on the ground, stopped his car, and called 911.“Luckily enough there was someone there at the end,” Craig Candelaria said, “holding his hand for his last breath.”Dillon Candelaria’s puppy, Osa, sits at the feet of Barbara and Craig Candelaria on the porch at their Whitefish home on Sept. 13, 2019. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead BeaconThere is life and there is death, so those fullest with life seem furthest from death. And no one, his loved ones say, was more full of life than Dillon Candelaria. It was evident from the first time anyone met him.“He’s one of those people that you could meet one time and you’d never forget him,” Kyle Duty, a fellow Whitefish snowboarder and one of Candelaria’s closest friends, said. “Whether you knew him for five minutes or for your whole life, you remembered him.”The imprint Candelaria left was driven home in the days and weeks after his sudden passing. Almost immediately, his Facebook page became a gathering place for grieving friends, with one heartbreaking post after another, dozens of them in all, and a large block of concrete near Woodland Park in Kalispell became a makeshift memorial when someone drew his nickname, D-Lo, on the face of it. Less than a week after his accident, hundreds of his friends in Lake Tahoe paddled out on kayaks and canoes to pay tribute, and the community there held an impromptu concert days later in Candelaria’s honor. Back home in Whitefish, a paddle-out on Whitefish Lake drew hundreds of mourners, and a pair of events on the weekend of Sept. 21-22 continued the celebration of his life, culminating with a fitting memorial at the summit of Big Mountain on Sunday.A sketch of Dillon Candelaria, by his friend, Dylan Parr.The annual A-Rob Plant a Seed Skate Jam was on Sept. 21, the day before the memorial, and is one of several annual fundraisers for the Plant a Seed Project, a nonprofit started by Pam Robinson after her son passed. The charity provides season passes to Whitefish Mountain Resort and a full closet of gear for young snowboarders who could not otherwise afford it. Organizers sent the flyers for this year’s skate jam to the printer on Aug. 23 but called them back the following Monday to add Candelaria’s name, and the skate jam itself ended up drawing a larger-than-usual crowd and raising a significant sum of money, part of which came from sales of T-shirts, hats and stickers that featured a sketch of Candelaria done by his friend Dylan Parr.In addition to all the public memorials, Candelaria’s family and close friends have gathered often, including at the home Duty shares in Whitefish with his fiancée, Madisen Cross, on Sept. 12, which would have been Candelaria’s 35th birthday. At the end of the evening, Duty announced that he and Cross were expecting their first child, a fateful twist that did not go unnoticed by attendees mourning the end of Candelaria’s life.Duty and Candelaria, along with Jason Robinson, moved together to Lake Tahoe in the early 2000s to immerse themselves completely in snowboarding and, because they were young, enjoy all the things that unencumbered youth tend to enjoy.“Ski bumming and snowboarding every day,” Duty remembered. “Just doing whatever we wanted. It was an awesome time.”They partied a lot and had their own house turn into a “crash pad,” where they were eventually joined by a handful of other Whitefish snowboarders. On the snow, they piled up winnings, landed sponsorship deals and were successful enough to afford their rent and their lifestyle. They appeared at major skateboard events, too, like the 2004 Rock the Bells festival, where they showed off in the parking lot of Angel Stadium in Anaheim for an event that drew around 50,000 people, Duty said.Taking on the persona of Pirate D, Dillon Candelaria sprays the audience with his snowboard as he easily crosses the near 90-foot pond at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Beacon file photoCandelaria landed them that gig, and he seemed to be at the forefront of just about everything the young men did. While the Robinsons and Duty were more on the mellow side, Candelaria was “a Tasmanian devil,” Duty said, thrashing his way through the crowd at metal shows and generally exerting a gravitational pull on those around him. Their friends were almost all made through Candelaria, even if, especially while he was drinking, he wasn’t always the most popular party guest. Then, more than 10 years ago, Duty and Candelaria were on their way up the mountain in Whitefish when a very hungover D-Lo started to cry. Three days later, he got a tattoo on his right leg of a bottle with wings, flying away. He celebrated 10 years of sobriety in 2019.Sobriety suited Candelaria well. The boisterousness that could get out of control as a younger man softened, but his natural magnetism never lessened. Candelaria was a force of nature, loud and rowdy but compassionate, too, driven to make everyone he met feel comfortable and loved. And he was certainly one-of-a-kind, unabashedly himself in a way that always stood out.Candelaria was a self-proclaimed pirate, something he announced to his parents as a young boy and that he managed to pull off without a hint of bashfulness. He had pirate tattoos, started and ended texts with a pirate “yarrgh,” and even got his friends to don pirate outfits with him and hop on their snowboards. He actually kind of looked like a pirate, too, with long black hair, a scruffy beard and an unmistakable, rumbling roar of a voice that forcefully announced his presence. When the evening rolled around, Candelaria was quick to start a fire or launch fireworks, which he relished almost as much as snowboarding.Put simply, he was a swashbuckler, one could say. Candelaria refused to live life with any restraint, choosing to “smash” it instead. He was in Indonesia when he found a manufacturer selling yoga clothes at a bargain rate, so he started Dia Clothing and handled everything for the company, from importing to sales. When that wound down, he turned a passion for digging for crystals into a jewelry company, DBC Designs, and was selling his work to shops in Whitefish when he died.Stacey McGough, of McGough and Co. in Whitefish, knew Candelaria for most of his life and picked up his jewelry to sell in her store, though it has since been returned to family and friends. Barbara Candelaria and Duty both wear necklaces made by Candelaria, adorned with crystals he dug, and friends said Candelaria would pop crystals in their jackets when they weren’t looking or give them as gifts for no particular reason. His memorials have been filled with stories from even the most casual acquaintances, all with some small remembrance.“We’ve had people that only knew him 15 years ago, remembering a detail,” Barbara Candelaria said. “One was ‘quick to give a hug and strong words of encouragement.’ Now, with (his death), I think there’s even more of an impact.”Dillon Candelaria lets out a battle cry at a snowboarding event in March 2019. Courtesy photoCandelaria’s legacy is secure, in some ways more visibly than others. Justin “JT” Magarett helped organize this year’s Skate Jam and showed up Saturday with Candelaria’s visage freshly tattooed on his arm.“You were never in a bad mood (around him),” Magarett said. “I want that picture tattooed because when I leave my house … it’s like, ‘Yup, I got this.’”Magarett and others also hope Candelaria’s death will help spur change in the skateboarding community. Candelaria’s fatal head injury would likely have been mitigated if he had been wearing a helmet, something that has long been stigmatized as uncool among skateboarders. McGough donated $500 to Stumptown Snowboards ahead of the Skate Jam to pay for helmets, and anyone who wanted one could take one, although not all skaters took them up on the offer. Magarett, however, says he will never ride without one again, and the same goes for Sean Malone, the general manager of Stumptown Snowboards, who said his store saw a spike in helmet sales in the days after Candelaria’s death.“Unfortunately, it took us losing Dillon for a lot of us stubborn idiots to start wearing helmets,” Malone said. “And I’m one of them.”Barbara and Craig Candelaria talk about their son, Dillon Candelaria, from the porch of their Whitefish home on Sept. 13, 2019. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead BeaconFor others, Candelaria’s legacy will be much more personal. Nearly a month later, Duty is still coming to grips with his friend’s death, and is working to chart a path forward by living the way Candelaria did.“I have tried every day to wake up and harness his energy and smash life, to get out there and live life to your absolute fullest,” he said. “That’s what’s going to keep all of us going … because it really is hard, but that’s what he would want us to be doing. Get out and smash every day, go do it and do it the best you can, and have the most fun that you possibly can in everything you do. It’s really inspiring, and I will be inspired by him for the rest of my life.”The pain at Candelaria’s childhood home is even rawer. Craig and Barbara have marched ahead admirably in the face of the unfathomable loss of their child, and they take solace in the memory of his last night on earth, which he spent with his parents on their patio, sharing their stories and their lives. Dillon had a powerful impact on his parents, too, and has gifted them a future filled not with sadness but with inspiration.“He went beyond what a parent would ever expect as far as being a good person,” Barbara said. “I am the mom of a pirate and (his dad) is Captain Craig … I get to be D-Lo’s mom for life.”[email protected]last_img read more

€34 million to be spent on Donegal’s roads in 2019 – Mc Hugh

first_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – December 21, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Minister Joe McHugh has announced more than €34million is to be spent on road projects in Donegal next year.“This €34million is a really significant investment on the roads in Donegal and it comes on the back of unparalleled Government support for major infrastructure projects across the county,” Minister McHugh said.“Work on the N56 around Mountcharles and the Gweebarra bends and work on the Blue Banks were massive for a number of reasons – not least for safety, for commuters and for opening up regions along the Wild Atlantic Way and helping to make it easier to connect tourists.“Now we are seeing more money being pumped into the roads in the county with big investment planned already for 2019 through Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the County Council.“It means better quality, safer roads. It means jobs for construction teams and contractors and all the benefits they bring to local communities. It means better and safer journeys and reduced journey times.Minister McHugh added: “There are obviously big ticket projects in the €34million that has been allocated but there are also plenty of smaller schemes which will real differences to the local communities, whether it’s good quality footpaths, lighting or just general winter maintenance.  It all adds up to a serious investment in the county.”The allocation includes:: More than €2.8million on four projects on the N14 at Tullyrap; and on the N15 at the Corcam Bends, Cappry Junction and McGroary’s Brae.:: €2.5million on the N14/N15 to A5 Link and the Ten-T routes.:: €250,000 on the N15 Blackburn Bridge realignment scheme:: More than €9million on pavement schemes:: €1.5million on the N56 four lane carriageway, Letterkenny:: More than €10million on schemes including Boyoughter to Kilkenny; Dungloe to Glenties; Mountcharles to Inver, and to Drumbeigh; Drumbeigh to Inver; Dungloe to Cloghbolie; Kilkenny to Letterilly; Letterilly to Kilraine Junction.:: About €4million allocated to the Coolboy-Kilmacrennan realignment and the Kiltoy roundabout on the N56. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Previous articleTwo men convicted in relation to the death of Paul Mc CauleyNext articleKeith Cowan signs up for Premier season at Harps News Highland Twitter €34 million to be spent on Donegal’s roads in 2019 – Mc Hugh Google+ Homepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Minister Joe McHugh says more than €34million is to be spent on road projects in Donegal next year.€2.5million will be spent progressing N14/N15 to A5 Link and the Ten-T routes, while  €1.5million is being spent on the four lane carriageway in Letterkenny.Safety works will also be carried out, including more than €2.8million on four projects on the N14 at Tullyrap; and on the N15 at the Corcam Bends, Cappry Junction and McGroary’s Brae, while works will continue on a number of projects on the N56.*********************Statement in full – More than 50 projects involving major and minor road improvements, road realignments, new pavements, lighting and winter maintenance approved Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more