Warren County fire department makes history as all-female interior crew responds to call | Regional

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, N.J. – The Washington Borough Fire Department in Warren County, New Jersey made history last week when its first all-female interior crew responded to a call.

The department recently added three certified firefighters to its volunteer roster; all are women.

Destinee Hartrum, her cousin Stephanie Hartrum and Deanna Harrington said they didn’t plan to join at the same time but wanted to serve their communities. They have spent the better part of a year in fire school training to do so.

“There is over 100 years of fire service in my family, so I kind of felt like it was the right thing to do,” said Destinee.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fewer than 10% of firefighters are female. Washington Borough Chief Dirk Higgins estimates that number to be even smaller in Warren County.

“We have the ability to have role models that we can showcase to young girls in our community and say ‘hey, you can be a fire fighter too,'” Higgins said.

Deanna Harrington said she spent about five years working in EMS before attending the fire academy. And that while some people in the community may be surprised to see a woman under the gear, the rest of the Washington Borough department is not.

“You hear of stories from other women from other parts of the country but here I’ve never felt treated differently. I just feel just another one of the guys, a fire fighter, you get treated with equal respect. They know you can do your job; you know they can do their job and that’s what really matters,” Harrington said.

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Kitchen Garden: Sampling regional delights with dinner | The Canberra Times

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Lucky Canberrans must support our country producers within an arc from Yass to Collector to Braidwood. Bellchambers Produce in Fyshwick, established in 1948, is a place for the home gardener to browse. There are paper bags of chicken mash for your organic poultry, bins of black sunflower seeds and dog food. A bloke in a ute parked next to me had the tray filled with pea straw and six bags of Martin’s Premium Potting Mix. I purchased some of the latter – Martin’s Fertilizers are based in Yass. Hessian sacks of seed potatoes had lured me to Bellchambers. Six years ago I was given a seed potato (which had been “chitted” or allowed to develop one large eye) at an Italian cafe in Cronulla. My single spud, which the cafe people said was bintje, produced 14 new potatoes 10 weeks later (Kitchen Garden, February 11, 2015). This time I have planted the Dutch cream variety atop a 15cm layer of potting mix with a top layer of Who Flung Dung mulch and more potting mix. My potato looked like David Pope’s Canberra Times cartoon (September 17) of a Federal Minister’s head. If planting in the ground Bellchambers recommends a trench 20cm deep and when the potatoes have flowered you can bandicoot some baby new potatoes. They store better with a bit of dirt on them. The Heritage Nursery at Yarralumla has a printed sheet called Growing Potatoes in Canberra which includes tips such as “growing potatoes is a great way to break up heavy soils in new gardens”. They had bags with nine certified seed potatoes in three varieties but, as the nurseryman said a week ago, “sold out, COVID”. Tatey growing bags have an easy-to-harvest hatch if you are short of space. On September 20 clouds cleared to a blue sky and a group gathered in the stone walled garden at Helen Stephens Gallery in Collector for drinks and nibbles at the opening of “Insectarium”. The guest of honour was possibly Seamus, the wool-curled sheep over the wall who welcomed some nose stroking. The jewel-like art works of bees with honeycomb, beetles, bogong moths and butterflies will be on exhibition until October 25 (Fridays to Sundays 11am-4pm). Try Some Cafe just up the road for a bite to eat (check their opening times). Enjoy a tasting at Collector Wines where the spring pink 2019 Shoreline rose has “mandarin, cherry, rosewater and spice aromas”. We came away with six bottles. Outside, there are benches and tables beside raised beds of plants and rows of crab apples in pink and white bloom. The village creek is full and Lake George is blue with water. Cathy and Jenny, producers from Garlicious Grown in Braidwood, launched their black garlic in 2014 and it is used by leading chefs and shortlisted in the Food and Beverage Industry Awards this spring. They have shared a special recipe with us. The current season has been tough in

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US Home Improvement Statistics 2020 | Market Size, Future Demand, Technology, Top Leading Player, Emerging Trends and Regional Forecast to 2025

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Global Luxury Interior Design Market 2020 Regional Production Volume, Business Operation Data Analysis, Revenue and Growth Rate by 2025

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Global Garden Vacuums Market 2020 Key Business Strategies, Technology Innovation and Regional Data Analysis to 2025

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Ethiopia’s upper house rules Tigray regional vote unconstitutional

By Giulia Paravicini

a man in a suit sitting at a table: EthiopiaÕs Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the legislators on the current situation of the country inside the Parliament Buildings in Addis Ababa

EthiopiaÕs Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the legislators on the current situation of the country inside the Parliament Buildings in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s upper house ruled on Saturday that plans by the Tigray region to hold an election on Sept. 9 were unconstitutional, setting up a potential clash between the central government and a powerful ethnic party.

The House of Federation, which rules over constitutional disputes, unanimously declared that the polls for regional parliament and other positions were “unconstitutional and are therefore void”, the body said in a statement.

Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which runs the northern province, told Reuters in a text message on Friday that the vote would go ahead despite pressure from the central government.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has liberalised the politics and economy of what was once one of the most tightly controlled countries in Africa since taking power in 2018.

But those reforms have also led to ethnic tension and occasional outbreaks of violence, as politicians in the provinces have asserted their authority against that of the central government.

The TPLF, one of the founding groups in a coalition of ethnic parties that has run the country since the 1990s, stayed out of a new unified ruling party formed under Abiy.

In March, Ethiopia postponed parliamentary and regional elections that had been scheduled for August, citing the coronavirus pandemic. A new date still has to be set.

The International Crisis Group think tank said last month that the Tigray administration and the central government were on a “collision course”. Abiy’s government would “consider any new regional administration illegitimate” if the election went ahead, the group said.

(Additional reporting by Kumerra Gemechu; Editing by Elias Biryabarema and Peter Graff)

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Europe Bathroom Furniture, Furnishings & Wellness Industry 2018-2023 | Provides Regional & Product Data and Trends by Value and Volume

DUBLIN, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “The European Market for Bathroom Furniture, Furnishings and Wellness 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The 10th edition of The European market for bathroom furniture, furnishings and wellness report offers an accurate comprehensive picture of the bathroom furniture and furnishings industry in Europe (covering a total of 24 countries), providing data and trends (both in value and in volume) on bathroom equipment consumption, at European level as a whole and for each country considered, for the total sector and by product.

Main macroeconomic variables necessary to analyse the performance of the sector, market trend 2018-2019 and forecast up to 2023, analysis of the competitive system, financial analysis on a sample of 70 selected European companies which have bathroom furniture as main business area, is also provided. The analysis of the distribution system in the bathroom furniture and furnishing sector in Europe considers: Bathroom specialist retailers, Wholesalers of bath products with showroom, Plumbers and installers, Furniture stores/chains and department stores, DIY, Contract, E-commerce, offering estimates, at European level, of the value of each distribution channel by product type. Standard retail prices by product and by price range are also given for a sample of companies.

This report takes into consideration fourteen bathroom macro-sectors and their main products: Bathroom furniture; Bathroom furnishings and accessories (including soap dish, towel rails, toilet brushes, tumbler holders, toilet paper holder, shower curtains, etc.); Bathroom mirrors; Shower screens and enclosures; Shower arms; Shower trays; Multifunctional shower booths; Whirlpool bathtubs (including equipped hydromassage columns and mini spa); Bathroom taps and faucets; Kitchen taps and faucets; WC seats; Ceramic sanitary ware (sinks, bidets, urinals, bathtubs); Acrylic sinks; Acrylic bathtubs.

The countries covered were divided into seven areas according to their geographical proximity and similarity in market characteristics. These areas are:

  • Northern Europe (Nordics): Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
  • The United Kingdom and Ireland
  • DACH and the Netherlands: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands
  • France and Belgium
  • Spain and Portugal
  • Italy
  • Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and Greece: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Greece

Via detailed tables are shown sales data and market shares of the top European bathroom furniture and furnishings companies for each bathroom macro-sector and in each European country considered, together with short company profiles.

The report includes also a listing of 50 architectural companies valuable for the Project market, and the 30 Local (city) markets to watch on a 2023 perspective.

An address list of around 280 European bathroom furniture and furnishings companies is included.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

  • Methodology; Research tools; Terminology

2. Basic data

  • European market for bathroom furniture, furnishings and wellness. Estimated sales by product. Eur million, thousand units and average prices
  • Bathroom furniture; Bathroom furnishings/Accessories; Bathroom mirrors; Shower screens; Shower arms; Shower trays; Whirlpool bathtubs; Multifunctional shower booths; Bathroom and Kitchen taps and faucets; WC seats; Ceramic sanitary ware; Acrylic sinks and bathtubs
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