first_imgRob Apodaca POLITICAL News:SANTA FE – Today, Democrat Rob Apodaca announced that he is suspending his bid for Congress in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District.He made the following statement:“I very much want to thank my family, friends and supporters for all of their encouragement over the past few months. I decided to run for Congress with one goal in mind – to help the people and our communities of northern New Mexico. I love this state and I especially love this district. It has been an honor to be supported by the many people who have stood behind me and I owe so much to them and the people of this district. I had hoped that my work would continue in Congress, but unfortunately that cannot happen at this time.“One of the most sacred and core beliefs that is shared by much of the 3rd District is that family should be valued above all else. With my brother Benjie recently passing, now is a time that my family must come first. I have every intention of continuing to work with the communities of the north and look forward to continued engagement throughout the State. Together, we will work to ensure that our communities prosper and that our core values of hard work, family first and thriving communities remains intact for our children and for generations to come.”last_img read more

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first_imgProvincetown Ferries III and IVU.S. Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the crew and passengers aboard the Provincetown IV Ferry, which was disabled near Scituate, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 13. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 4:06 p.m. that the ferry had suffered an engine failure and was unable to make way.A Station Point Allerton 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and the Coast Guard Cutter Flyingfish rushed to the scene to provide a safety zone and monitor, while another ferry arrived on scene to also assist.The Provincetown IV crew eventually repaired the engine and were underway, while the Flyingfish and Station Point Allerton crews escorted them to port.The ferry docked safely in Boston at about 7:40 p.m.“We confirmed they were no injuries, ensured everyone aboard was safe, and made sure they made it back home,” said Lt. j.g. Ed Costa, the command duty officer at Sector Boston.The incident is under investigation.[mappress]Press Release; August 14, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgMorton have signed former Dundee captain Gary Harkins on a one-year deal. The 32-year-old attacker, who has also played for Premiership sides Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock, joins his hometown club following his release from Ayr United.He spent one campaign with the Championship side despite signing a two-year deal as a player coach last summer. Ayr were relegated to League 1 after finishing bottom of the table with just seven wins from 36 games. Speaking to the official Morton website, Duffy said: “Gary is a player I’ve always admired. He’s been at Dundee, Kilmarnock, down south and played at a high level with top players. “Last year with Ayr United, I still felt that he had that wee bit of class about him. In terms of ability, I don’t think anybody can deny he’s got real quality about him. “He’s very, very comfortable on the ball, he’s strong, he can play in a number of positions – anywhere from midfield to anywhere across the frontline – and that’s important because we won’t be carrying a huge squad.”He continued: “Gary is a player who is blessed with natural ability and if we can get the right balance in the team, I think he can be a very important player for us next year – a player who can add a different dimension to our game. “As much as we were terrific last year in terms of our organisation and work ethic, we lacked a wee bit of creativity at times. Hopefully, Gary can improve that side of the team. “He also gives you a bit of physical presence as well, and that’s always important at any level of football nowadays, that physicality.”Duffy added: “So he gives us that as well but primarily we’ve signed him because he’s a player who likes to take the ball into feet and link up with players. “And we’re a young team – we haven’t had too many experienced players over the last couple of years, I think Peaso [Peter MacDonald] was the last one. “I don’t think it does any harm now and again to add one or two with just a little bit more experience and experience of the Championship. I’m confident Gary will be a good fit for us and a very good signing for us.”last_img read more

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