CLEAR LAKE — Rain had an impact on fireworks displays around the area last night. Clear Lake, Charles City, and Northwood are among the communities that had their fireworks rained out .Clear Lake and Charles City will try again tonight at 10 o’clock. Northwood will have theirs on Saturday night at 10:00 PM.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have arrested a Florida resident on a felony charge after he purposely drove through a police checkpoint despite being told to turn around.56-year-old Joao Ramon Perez was arrested on Saturday evening at a checkpoint on Overseas Highway. Authorities said he drove up in a truck pulling a personal watercraft but could not produce significant paperwork proving that he is a resident of the area.The Keys has been closed off to nonresidents since March, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the area.Authorities say Perez told them that he was not going to turn around and that they would have to arrest him just moments before he drove through the checkpoint.Perez is now facing a felony charge of fleeing and eluding police and several misdemeanors.
Elder Anthony Armah (pictured), who has spent decades with the church, said for about 16 years now, only Apostles, Bishops, and their supporters have been paid salaries and given benefits from offerings and other money generated by the church.A group under the banner of ‘a new day has come’ from the New Apostolic Church in Liberia, with headquarters on Mechlin and Front Street in Monrovia has decried injustice and lack of accountability by the Apostle Alexander Wreh and his deputy Evangelist Samuel M. Hayfrom for the past 16 years.Elder Anthony J. K. Armah, head of the group, alleged that District Evangelist Hayfrom has ruled the church for the last 16 years performing alone as the ‘manager, accountant, paymaster, logistic and procurement officer, data clerk and warehouse keeper in a church with about 10,000 members.According to elder Armah, Evangelist Hayfrom alone makes administrative decisions and gives meager cash to ministers or pastors as transportation fare to collect offering, tithes, and October Thanksgiving Offering.“There is no financial report of the church from Apostle Wreh and Evangelist Hayfrom for decades. We don’t know what the money generated in the church is being used for. As a church, we need to know on a yearly basis how much is generated and how was it used,” Armah said.He also frowned on why only Europeans are given the opportunity to occupy the office of the Chief Apostle, leaving out Africans, Americans, Asians, and Indians.Elder Armah, who has spent decades with the church, said for about 16 years now, only Apostles, Bishops, and their supporters have been paid salaries and given benefits from offerings and other money generated by the church.“This cash that he pays was designed since 2000; meaning if the transportation fare was L$150 from Voinjama to Foya; the church is still paying, in 2019, the same amount to ministers. He buys and sells alone for the church,” Elder Armah claimed.He said the financial situation of the church has been in secret with no report to its members, a situation that many of them have frowned on for years.Elder Armah said at present, uniforms, bicycles or motorbikes that are provided to help ministers to do evangelical work are no longer forthcoming, and no alternatives. “He is only conducting seminars with few selected persons and for some years, no seminars have been held in many congregations.However, Elder Armah remains thankful to God for the opportunity to establish 37 congregations in Lofa with 27 active, which brings L$80,000 to L$100,000 as offerings on a quarterly basis to the church’s central administration.He said while taking care of the members’ souls remains cardinal, their physical bodies also deserve to be properly taken care of by the church through money generated from their members.According to Elder Armah, Apostle Wreh and Evangelist Hayfrom continue to use funds from the church to enrich themselves at the detriment of the members.“When we grumble Evangelist Hayfrom, he often says we are envious and jealous of him, because he is educated.“Women in the church have not been given key positions, a situation that affects the church in recruiting more members.In response, Evangelist Samuel Hayfrom did not deny or confirm the allegations, but said, “We will come to the media if need be. We have decided to sit as a family and talk about all these allegations.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Fort Nelson RCMP Detachment and Traffic Services are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle incident that claimed the life of a 25 year old Fort Nelson man and sent another 21 year old Fort Nelson man to hospital with serious injuries.On August 24th at 10:27 p.m. Fort Nelson RCMP received a report of a serious motor vehicle incident at Mile 312 approximately 12 miles north of Fort Nelson along the Alaska Highway involving a single vehicle.When RCMP and other emergency services arrived on scene they found a badly damaged Red Chevrolet Sierra Pickup truck sitting in the North ditch. Both occupants who were believed to have been ejected from the vehicle were located laying in the ditch some distance from the damaged vehicle.- Advertisement -A 25 year old Fort Nelson man was pronounced deceased at the scene while a 21 year old Fort Nelson man was transported to Fort Nelson General Hospital with serious injuries. The 21 year man was subsequently transported by air ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.As a result of this incident the Alaska Highway remained closed for several hours while Fort Nelson RCMP Traffic Services with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Analyst who attended from Dawson Creek conducted an examination of the scene in an effort to determine a possible cause for the collision.
The heroic efforts of the Greencastle Coast Guard are being praised today after they saved the life of a climber at Malin Head.A long rescue mission took place last night to save a rock climber at Hell’s Hole. The male climber became trapped 150ft down a dangerous cliff edge. With difficult and dark conditions, an extensive operation was required to bring him to safety. The alarm was raised at around 10.30pm on Tuesday night when a member of the public made an emergency call to report that a climber in their group was in difficulty.The Greencastle Coast Guard was called to the incident by Malin Head HQ, as one of the team members is a specialist in cliff rescue.“It sounds like a straightforward rescue but it was tricky. The climber was a long way down, about 45 metres,” said a spokesperson with Malin Head Coast Guard. The casualty was trapped in the dangerous position for around four hours, in darkness, and on an unpredictable rock face of loose rocks.Image: Malin Head Coast GuardThe Greencastle Coast Guard team successfully brought the man to safety by approximately 1am. An ambulance was called to bring him to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. “It was a long operation but a great job done by the Greencastle Coast Guard,” said the Malin Head Coast Guard spokesperson.Man’s life saved in dramatic cliff rescue at Hell’s Hole was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
20 May 2004One of the first gifts that democracy brought South Africa was its first truly representative national soccer team. That team’s nickname soon became known worldwide when Bafana Bafana – “The Boys” – captured the African Cup of Nations on home soil in 1996.It was a great achievement, and as the entire country had celebrated South Africa’s Rugby World Cup triumph the year before, so the entire country celebrated the success of the national soccer side.The most popular game in the country had for so long belonged to its quiet majority; democracy brought its joys to the whole population.The fierce traditional rivalry of Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs – truly one of the biggest derby matches in the world – became something for all to share in.Players and their amazing nicknames became known everywhere: men like Thomas “Who’s Fooling Who” Hlongwane, “Professor” Ngubane, Pule “Ace” Ntsoelengoe, and Nelson “Teenage” Dladla.Greater exposure for South African soccer meant greater interest from sponsors and better support for the game, and that helped improve the country’s standard of play. Early on, though, it was a steep learning curve as the price of isolation was shown in a number of defeats, some of them big, against opponents many supporters would have expected South Africa to beat.PassionOne of the things that open society brought to previously advantaged white South Africans was the incredible passion black people had for soccer. It showed in their support for their favourite teams, in the astounding skills they displayed while fooling around with a soccer ball about.It helped humanise black people in the minds of many whites brought up on a regular diet of apartheid propaganda.In the past, some of the country’s greatest players had had to make their mark far away from home, with little known about their exploits until much later: players such as Steve Mokone, Pule Ntsoelengoe, Jomo Sono and Kaizer Motaung.Sono and Motaung returned to start clubs that remain pillars of the present Premier Soccer League in South Africa: Jomo Cosmos (named after the New York Cosmos for whom Sono played), and Kaizer Chiefs, the most popular soccer team in South Africa.Making it in EuropeToday, the opportunity exists for any outstanding soccer player to make his mark on the rich playing fields of Europe. England is a popular destination, but SA’s soccer exports have also made their mark in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Russia.A year before Bafana Bafana’s success in the 1996 African Cup of Nations, Orlando Pirates showed what the addition of South Africa to the international ranks meant when they broke North Africa’s stranglehold on African club competition.The Buccaneers became the first club south of the equator to win the African Club of Champions competition – at their first attempt – and followed that up with the African Super Cup in 1996.In recent years, players like Lucas Radebe (Leeds United), Benni McCarthy (Porto), Shaun Bartlett (Charlton Athletic), Mark Fish (Charlton Athletic), Mbulelo Mabizela (Tottenham Hotspur) and Steven Pienaar (Ajax Amsterdam) have achieved success in Europe, while Russia has almost become a second home for South African players. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. In the U.S., the system for writing, adopting, and enforcing building codes is peculiar. Lots of people are confused about building codes.Anyone interested in understanding building codes in the U.S. needs to start by learning a few basic facts:The ICC codes that are most relevant to residential builders are the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). These codes are written in three-year cycles, which means that every three years, a new version of the code is published. That’s why builders and code officials refer to the 2009 IRC, the 2012 IRC, or the 2015 IRC.When states adopt a building code, they can adopt any version they want, and they are under no obligation to update the code when a new version of a model code is published. (There are a few exceptions to this rule: in some states, legislation has been passed to require automatic adoption of updated codes.) State-to-state variations are common; for example, Wisconsin is using the 2009 code while Iowa is using the 2012 code and Illinois is using the 2015 code — all at the same time.In recent months, some states have begun to adopt versions of the latest edition of the IECC, namely the 2015 IECC. States that have done so include llinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, and Vermont. A HERS Index can be a path to compliance GBA has published several articles on the 2015 IECC, including the following:As these articles explain, one of the new compliance paths available to builders under the 2015 IECC involves getting a HERS Index for a new home. (The code refers to this rating as the Energy Rating Index, or ERI; but for all intents and purposes, an ERI is the same as a…
This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also listen to our Anchored. podcast series via iTunes and our website.  Craver, M. M. (2014). Shield Up!: How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying. Washington, DC: Magination Press. Retrieved from: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21992213-shield-up?from_search=true Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay[Bullying Black and White by Anemone123 on May 9, 2017, CC0]Bullying is an ongoing problem that impacts children and youth on a daily basis. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied on school property in the last year and bullying is also the most commonly reported discipline problem in public schools .What can we do to help turn the tide of bullying behaviors? First, we must be aware of the different types of bullying. Bullying is not always physical and includes verbal bullying like name-calling and teasing. There is social bullying that involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships like spreading rumors and embarrassing someone in public . Also, cyber-bullying falls into the realm of social bullying.Second, finding great resources can be beneficial that can provide strategies to stop bullying in its tracks. Stop Bullying.gov is fantastic resource that provides trainings and prevention techniques for service professionals, parents, and teachers. Most of their strategies focus on collaboration between mental health professionals, parents, and the school system to engage the larger community on bullying prevention.One great resource on how kids can implement change in their own schools is the book “Shield Up!: How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying” by Marcella Marino Craver . Illustrated as a graphic novel, this book is an example of how bullying can happen and how it effects individual kids and their peer groups. The ultimate takeaway is what to do when bullying behaviors happen and how kind actions can change those behaviors. The book also includes a reader’s note where you can learn strategies for standing up to bullying behavior and how to practice kindness.It is important to understand the impact that violence such as bullying, teen dating violence, and school shootings have on youth. Be sure to watch this archived MFLN FD webinar from last year entitled “Polishing Our Protective Shields: Exploring Ways to Protect Youth from Violence.” CEU opportunities are still available.References Center for Disease Control (2018). Preventing Bullying. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-factsheet508.pdf Pixabay[Bullying Black and White by Anemone123 on May 9, 2017, CC0] By: Jason M. Jowers, MS  Stop Bullying.gov (2019). What is Bullying? Retrieved from: https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html
The online registration process for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 has been extended till December 15.Interested candidates can apply for the same on the official website, the link for which is xatonline.in Earlier, the last date to apply for the same was November 30, 2017.The exam is scheduled to be conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) on January 7, 2018 from 10 am to 1:35 pm.How to apply for XAT 2018:1. Go to the official website, xatonline.in2. Click on the tab to “register online”3. Fill in your details in the space provided4. Upload the required photograph and signature5. Click to submitNote: All the candidates are advised to take print out of the same for future use.”If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID and Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to [email protected] citing your primary email id,” official statement read.Educational qualification:The candidates should have acquired a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or institute. Those in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.Interested NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates also have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).Application fee:The cost of the form is Rs 1,650 and Rs 300 per XLRI course. Those who submit forms, late fees charges will be levied on them which is Rs 2,000 cost of the form and Rs 500 per XLRI course.advertisementFor the very first time, XAT 2018 will be conducted online.There will be two parts:Part I: A total of 72 questions will be asked in the three sections — A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively. The first three sections should be ideally completed in 170 minutes.Part II: About 25 questions on General Knowledge will be asked along with an essay.About the exam:XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years, XLRI is conducting XAT at an all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission process.For any query, all the candidates need to check the official website of XAT 2018.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]