Video: Love in a Box brings Christmas joy to Europe’s…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Matthew DaviesPosted Dec 22, 2014 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Comments (5) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] For many orphans and disadvantaged children throughout Europe, being able to open a gift on Christmas Day is merely a dream.Love in a Box, a ministry of the American Cathedral in Paris, is committed to changing that reality. For more than a decade, the ministry has helped to put a smile on the faces of children who often have very little to smile about.In the weeks leading up to Christmas, several packing shifts are organized by coordinators Judy Nicault and Betsi Dwyer with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and volunteers from local schools loading boxes and backpacks with practical gifts, a few fun items, and some candy. This year, the final count of 3,218 boxes and backpacks is a record.Didier Chastagnier from The Salvation Army drives the 12-hour round trip from Strasbourg to Paris and parks his van outside the American Cathedral on the first Sunday in Advent.At the end of the service the choir and congregation take the boxes and process out of the cathedral to Chastagnier’s van where the gifts are loaded ready for distribution to European countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Karen Birr says: Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC December 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm What a wonderful ministry. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL December 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm Operation Christmas Shoe Box has been going on for years also. This ministry is from the Rev. Franklin Graham. My home parish has been participating in this ministry for years. They sound similar. Both are good ministries and shows God’s love. Comments are closed. December 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm I participated in this program while i was in Paris in the late 1990s and early 2000s. for a couple of years, I helped pack the boxes. But one year was my favorite. I had a job singing at Disneyland Paris, and as an employee, I got a huge discount at the company store. I bought about 100 euros of adorable small toys at around .10 each and brought them in an enormous sack to the Cathedral to add to the boxes. I felt like Santa that year! It is a wonderful program. December 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm Grahmn’s ministry, which is, I must admit a good one, despite the fact that I disagree with the man’s politics, is focused on helping children in foreign countries. This mission is a domestic one- the box that is to say that it takes place within the EU- indeed, most of the boxes stay in Paris. 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Elections, Corrections, and Reflections

first_img Just three words… I don’t agree! I do not think John Land was a wonderful mayor whatsoever. Only if you were under the table and behind the door snd part of the game did you benefit. Mayor Joe Kilsheimer Dianne Velasquez and Suzanne kid are my people! Reply Reply TAGSCommissioner Doug BanksonInspirationOpinion Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleFive books by women, about women, for everyone Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Michael Heaton Reply 9 COMMENTS John Land ,God rest his soul , gave his all for this city, and is sorely missed by many, hopefully this election will bring this city back from the precipice that the current administration has brought us too, and we will recover our city, and make Uncle John proud. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Just one word: Amen! March 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm Alexander H. Smith Amen too, to Commissioner Doug Bankson’s article. I would write- in John Land’s name on the ballot, so his name would be back on it, but my vote on this election, is too valuable to get thrown out needlessly….Mayor Land will be there in spirit however! Commissioner Bankson – Very well written article and will hopefully be read and absorbed by many citizens of our fine city! Reply Doug Bankson is an Apopka City Commissioner (Seat #3), and the founder and Lead Pastor at Victory Church World Outreach Center in Apopka. James1958 Barbara – Mayor Joe is also such a wonderful manager of personnel that the city’s insurance company had to pay a former employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit $40,000 in exchange for the employee to drop the lawsuit. Great job Mayor Joe! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Really? Well my mailbox got bombed with a whole slew of campaign mailer lies today, that frankly were sickening to read! Shameful, is what I have to say! The Honorable Mayor John H. Land would have NEVER EVER allowed liquor stores, and beer joints shoved right next door to houses of worship, schools, and daycares….but “your people”, serving on the Apopka Council currently, Mayor Kilsheimer, and Commissioner Diane Velasquez did when they voted for it, the ordinance to allow the booze to flow freely right next to those places…….and by the way, some of the other mailers have turned me against yellow, black, and white speckled butterflies, and if I see one flying around my yard, it will get swatted with my fly swat. March 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm Reply March 9, 2018 at 7:04 am Michael Heaton March 8, 2018 at 10:50 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mama Mia Michael Heaton Barbara McLeod March 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm Please enter your name here Barbara obviously has a demented view of the late Mayor Land. I am a citizen of Apopka and personally was “never under the table and behind the door and part of the game” and I received a lot of benefits for me and my family. Never saw this sort of activity when Mayor Land was running for re-election because there was so much confidence in his abilities and trust that he was first and foremost constantly looking out for all of us citizens of Apopka. Election of the “Coalition of Sorts” or Three Amigos mentioned above will only contribute to the continual downward slide of our fine city!! Reply OpinionBy Commissioner Doug BanksonElectionsIn the tumultuous political climate of an election, we can sometimes see the worst side of ourselves. Ad campaigns are hatched from the minds of those seeking a win, sometimes justifying the means by believing their end is noble. It is difficult for a public audience to sift through the accusations and images painted to sway minds, and we must choose to be discerning and dig beyond the rhetoric and at times misdirection that vies for our votes.For some, the mind is made up and they don’t want to be bothered by the facts. For some, a Pollyanna image distorts their logic, and pretty pictures cloud better judgment. Again for some, the gloom and despair of negative information steals from them the hope that things can be better and they retreat into apathy and disappointment. But there are those who seek to press past the fluff and stuff, to dig for the truth and guide their path accordingly.As an elected official I have sought to stay neutral so as not to use my influence in a manner that intrudes into the sacred right of the people to have their voice be heard. I have at times bitten my tongue rather than to speak out. I do however have an obligation to answer as factually as I can when questioned. You see I am also a citizen just like you and must separate fact from fiction and opinion from reality. I was placed in office to make decisions based upon facts and not agendas.It is not a secret that my concerns for the general fund reserves (from 31.7% in 2013 down to 19.7% in 2017, and 18% during September’s 2017-2018 unaudited budget) have at times been a source of contention, but I see what I see and will not be moved away from my responsibilities. I will gladly be proven wrong if that is the case, but not by opinion or political pressure.In defense of the candidates, this number can be elusive because it changes. Some have referred to previous budgets and some the last audit, while others have used more present numbers. However, we elected officials must resist the temptation to “massage” the numbers in our favor. People need and want the truth; good, bad, or ugly.CorrectionsA serious misdirection of thought that I’ve been asked by many constituents to clarify is the difference between total reserves and usable reserves. Our total reserves are across several enterprise funds, but the bulk of these are restricted and CAN’T be touched for general operational needs in our city. (They can be borrowed against, but this is not sound fiscal practice.) These funds are specific in nature and are separated and unavailable for other uses.Our general funds are for operational purposes and have their own reserves set aside for the fluctuations in daily bill paying and budgeting. Good practice as set forth by the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) BEGINS with a baseline of 2 months reserves or 16.7% of the balance for all cities, and then each one is to ADD TO this amount based on other regional contingencies such as natural disasters and economic issues unique to your area. It was NEVER the intent to say that two months is all you need, but rather that because cities and regions across a large state differ, everyone should start with the basic two months and then each add according to their unique situation.After speaking with a professor of graduate economics at the Advanced Institute for Elected Municipal Officials conference I attended last year, he confirmed this to me. The practice of other successful cities in central Florida that are comparable to Apopka is a policy of 25-30% as a reserve for general funds.This reserve amount differs from personal finances. Personal reserves should be 3-6 months of expenses (just ask Dave Ramsey) due to the possibility of job loss or change and thus a need for greater reserves in such circumstances. A city differs in that is can’t be “fired”, therefore experts have set the amount for the aforementioned two months PLUS contingencies. It is still possible, however, for cities to default (like Detroit which posted the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history) proving the need for adequate reserves and proper planning to deal with the ebb and flow of the overall economy.Am I concerned with certain trends? Yes. Am I optimistic about the future? Absolutely! Having worked with budgets for over 30 years I know that with a sound policy and better planning we will be able to craft a healthy trajectory forward and take advantage of the positive economic climate and growth cycle that we are in.So an election is upon us and this Tuesday we will together choose who will lead us forward. I pledge to both respect and work together with the people’s choice whoever I am to sit by, without compromising what I believe is best for the city. It is my hope that we will continue to be the wonderful city I know and love, and become a united Apopka as we look into the sunrise of our future.ReflectionsI want to close with a tribute to my dear friend John Land, who gave us such an amazing foundation to build upon. I had the privilege of being at his bedside when he passed, and the family and I sang a hymn as he used to love to do while he made his step into Heaven.I originally wrote this back in 2014 to honor him for his years of service to this community, and wanted to share this again to remind us of his legacy:FaithLike Gibraltar, it stands. A thousand storms and ten thousand sunsets may pass, and yet it is there, as faithful as the next sunrise. Faith in God is society’s foundation, as sure as Plymouth Rock where our fathers first stood and prayed, giving thanks to the God who brought them to this new land.LandLike faith, that word brings an image of stability and strength, of lasting value and something tangible and worth fighting for. In a world of risky investments, it is always a sure thing. It is also a name that graced our city for nearly a century and led us for over sixty years.John LandThere’s a reason that all who knew him, friend and foe alike, had a respect for him. One could easily point to his quick wit and humor, political savvy, amazing encyclopedic knowledge, or disarming smile. But the real reason was his faith. It was the strength that undergirded him and the compass by which he navigated. It was this philosophy that built a great and prosperous city and procured the blessings of God.It was not an “in your face” kind of faith, yet it was there in every thought and deed, unassuming, unashamed. John Land believed in God, and in his Lord Jesus Christ. You may not have seen him “Tebow-ing”, (although he did love his Gators), but you would have seen him faithfully at his church, civic organization, or a community fundraiser for someone in need. Why? Because he lived what he believed. That is the truest expression of faith.That’s why we love you, Mayor John H. Land. Like a rock, your faith was an example we can build upon. Thank you for an enduring legacy, a firm foundation, and a life well lived.May you rest In peace and enjoy your rewards, my friend. Reply Barbara – “Only if you were under the table and behind the door and part of the game did you benefit.”Really? I don’t believe that happened under John Land watch, but i can tell you this…There is documented evidence that a local businessman with a project that needs to be approved by the City Council has donated $30,000 to an organization that is using that money to support Joe’s campaign.Is that what you mean by being, “…part of the game?” Please enter your comment! March 9, 2018 at 6:34 am March 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate March 8, 2018 at 2:07 pm The Anatomy of Fear Reply Dale Fenwick Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ireland Funds gala raises $3 million

first_img The 2013 American Ireland Fund Gala in New York last week exceeded its target by $500,000 in raising $3 million in support of The Worldwide Ireland Funds’ Promising Ireland Campaign which assists Irish charities. Among those charities helped was the Wicklow Hospice whose patron, Oscar winning actor Daniel Day Lewis, made an appearance to acknowledge the Fund’s support. “Having Daniel Day Lewis present was remarkable, “ said President & CEO of The Worldwide Funds Kieran McLoughlin. “We were delighted to have such a celebrated actor show his support and solidarity with Ireland.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ireland Funds gala raises $3 million  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Over 1,100 guests from business, the arts and politics attended the 38th Annual Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central. It is the largest of the 100 global events hosted annually by The Worldwide Ireland Funds. The 2013 Gala paid tribute to Loretta Brennan Glucksman, outgoing Chairman of The American Ireland Fund. Under her 18-year tenure, The American Ireland Fund has become one of the largest private funding sources for not-for-profits across the island of Ireland. The award also recognised her personal generosity in having contributed over $27 million to The American Ireland Fund. The 2013 American Ireland Fund New York Dinner Gala was chaired by John Fitzpatrick, CEO of Fitzpatrick Hotel Group NA and Adrian M. Jones, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co. It is understood that Mr Fitzpatrick will take over as the new chairman of the Ireland Funds. Kieran McLoughlin said: “Tonight brings the total amount raised since our inception in 1976 to over $445 million, with almost one third of that total raised in just the past four and a half years alone. The Promising Ireland Campaign has now provided vital support to more than 350 outstanding charities in Ireland and around the world.” Howard Lake | 14 May 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Foreign women photographers beaten and abused by Mexico City police

first_imgNews MexicoAmericas to go further Organisation May 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign women photographers beaten and abused by Mexico City police Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today said it “firmly condemned” the physical mistreatment, including beatings and sexual abuse, which three foreign women photographers received from Mexico City police when they were arrested during a heavy-handed raid on a peace march in the suburb of San Salvador Atenco on 4 May.The victims were María Sostres, a Spanish photographer, Samantha Dietmar, a German student of photography, and Valentina Palma Novoa, a Chilean student of anthropology and cinema production. The police also confiscated cameras, film, tape-recorders and notebooks from them. After being questioned, all three were deported.“The behaviour of the Mexican police was a serious violation of basic rights and abuse of authority, and the impunity they seem to enjoy in this case is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on them to apologise for their excesses and to return the confiscated material to their owners. We also urge the authorities to reflect on the appropriateness of the deportations and to consider a more appropriate use of force.”The sequence of events began on the evening of 3 May in the suburb of Texcoco, when a 14-year-old boy was killed, around 30 policemen were injured and 11 others were kidnapped by supporters of Subcomandate Marcos and his Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) following a botched police attempt to evict flower vendors by force.A peace demonstration in support of the dead youth began at dawn the next day. At the same time, a 2,000-member police contingent launched a very violent operation with the aim of freeing their kidnapped colleagues. It left a toll of one person killed, 10 injured and more than 200 arrested, including the three young women photographers.Palma tried to film the start of this operation. She said a large force of heavily-armed police arrived and began firing tear-gas grenades into the crowd. The situation then degenerated steadily. The three women photographers were insulted and physically mistreated. Palma said she was struck in the chest, back and legs by police using their batons. They then took her camera, purse and ID papers and forced her into a police van, while continuing to insult her.In an interview for W Radio, Sostres said: “They handcuffed us, photographed and videoed us, and they put us in a truck, where they closed the curtains and gave us a beating (…) There was blood in the truck. They sexually abused us and they undressed us.” Dietmar told Reporters Without Borders she was also the victim of sexual abuse.All those who had been arrested were taken to a prison. Five foreigners, including the three photographers, were separated from the others and were taken to the immigration department. After being questioned individually, all five were deported. Follow the news on Mexico Reporters Without Borders deplores the physical mistreatment, including beatings and sexual abuse, which three women photographers – María Sostres of Spain, Samantha Dietmar of German and Valentina Palma Novoa of Chile – received from police who used violence to disperse a peace march on 4 May in the Mexico City suburb of San Salvador Atenco. News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reports April 28, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alertslast_img read more

Homeowners Making the Best of Their Nests

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The See-Saw of Home Sales and Inventory Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Nationstar, Auction.com, and More June 14, 2018 2,183 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Baby Boomers Generation X HomeAdvisor Millennials remodeling silent generation Whether a minor refresh or a major redo, tons of homeowners seem to be sparing no expense to spruce up their spaces. In the last 12 months alone, they’ve doled out an average $6,649 on remodeling and home improvements per household, according to HomeAdvisor’s just-released 2018 True Cost Survey, which surveys current national trends and spending in the fixer-upper sector.Nor does this tendency toward homeowners improving their existing homes look to be changing anytime soon. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. homeowners anticipate paying as much or more for improvements in the coming 12 months over the past 12 months, HomeAdvisor reports.The generation that’s really going gaga for upgrading their digs? Millennials, the study says. This group not only completed the most home-related projects per household in the past 12 months—72 percent, 42 percent, and 18 percent more than the silent generation, baby boomers, and Gen Xers, respectively—but five in every six homeowners plan to ante up as much or more money on improvements in the coming 12 months, HomeAdvisor reports. Oh, and they’re also not shying away from kitchen and bath refurbs: Millennials are twice as likely as baby boomers to make over these rooms.As for the group that’s plunked down the most dough for dwelling improvements in the past 12 months, that No. 1 ranking goes to baby boomers. They’ve spent 32 percent, 14 percent, and 10 percent more to spiff up their shelters than millennials, Gen Xers and the silent generation, respectively.Across the entire spectrum, homeowners are opting to remodel rather than selling their house and moving to another one, HomeAdvisor found. Eighty percent plan on remaining in their existing residences and half are mulling a remodel. The main impetus behind remodeling? “Aesthetics,” the survey says, followed by “improved comfort” and “added value.”Interior painting, landscape installation, bathroom remodeling, flooring installation, and exterior staining and painting projects crown the list of projects homeowners are contemplating to complete in the next 12 months.No matter what shape it takes, the trend doesn’t show any signs of letting up, HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter contends. “Ultimately, I believe we’ll see continued vigor for home renovations, and increased home improvement spending, for many years to come,” he said. “And when it comes to millennial influence, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface.” Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Homeowners Making the Best of Their Nests Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Alison Rich Homeowners Making the Best of Their Nests  Print This Post Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Baby Boomers Generation X HomeAdvisor Millennials remodeling silent generation 2018-06-14 Alison Rich Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

Harps chairman appeals for support as club targets €30,000 in fundraising drive

first_img By News Highland – August 25, 2011 Harps chairman appeals for support as club targets €30,000 in fundraising drive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published The Chairperson of Finn Harps Football Club says the club must raise €30,000 through its current fundraising drive just to meet its targets for the current season.Figures presented at an Extraordinary General Meeting last night showed income is well down on 2010. A public meeting following the EGM was told that the situation would be far worse if a number of committee members hadn’t put more of their own money into the club.Appealing for public support for the club’s current fundraising initiative, Harps Chairman Joey O’Leary told Highland Radio Sport the situation is serious………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/leary10.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Adverts Twittercenter_img Previous articleHarte fears delay in Back to School allowance will impact on studentsNext articleFive arrests in Inishowen arson investigation News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApplast_img read more

Brundidge Rotarians learn everything is coming up ‘green’

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Brundidge Rotarians learn everything is coming up ‘green’ You Might Like TAC presents art awards The Troy Arts Council recognized members of the art community Tuesday night for outstanding contribution to the arts. From left,… read more Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Terry Casey, president of the Brundidge Country Club, left, was the program guest of Rotarian Moses Davenport at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday.With all the recent rains, everything is coming up green, especially the greens at the Brundidge Country Club.Terry Casey, Brundidge Country Club president, was the program guest at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday. He told the Rotarians that the golf course has had a facelift. The putting greens have been reworked with Tifdwarf Bermudagrass, which is used on championship greens, and the fairways were seeded with 419 Bermudagrass.“The Tifdwarf takes the heat better and doesn’t cost as much to maintain,” Casey said.“We are working hard to keep the course in good condition and keep people playing.”Casey said the Brundidge Country Club is unique in that most towns with a population of 2,000 don’t have a golf course. He recognized the men who were ambitious enough to invest time, energy and money into what was probably thought a fool-hearted idea.“On Dec. 14, 1962, the Brundidge Country Club was incorporated,” Casey said.“The first board of directors was Robert Barr, James Caldwell, William Caldwell, Joe Chambers, Ralph Dickert, Foy Ingram and John Ray.“In 2012, we celebrated our 50th anniversary and that makes Brundidge County Club one of the oldest established small clubs around.”Casey said membership dues were once raised to a whopping $35 a month.“At a club meeting, it was told that one member, a tightwad, recommended that the dues be raised to $35,” he said. “The rest of the members said if the tightwad could pay $35 a month so could they.”At one point in time, the BCC could boast of 145 members or more. Today, that number has dropped significantly.“Clubs all across the country are experiencing a decline in membership,” Casey said. “There are several reasons and the economy is one.  Another is the culture. Young people just aren’t playing like they used to and cost, time and interest in other things are the reasons. And, it’s not just at small courses. Big city clubs are struggling, too.”The Brundidge Country Club has been an asset to the community. It was the home club of Pike County High School and Pike Liberal Arts School golf teams for a while.The Club continues to provide recreational opportunities for the community. It hosts several tournaments throughout the year including the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Douglas Botts Memorial tournaments.“We also host ABC scrambles and have a couple of those coming up soon,” Casey said. “We’ll host the Douglas Botts Memorial Tournament on May 21 and a scramble at the end of May and one in June and another in July.“So Brundidge Country Club continues to be an asset to Brundidge and we hope to be around for a long time.”center_img Email the author Published 2:36 pm Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding suspect inside shopping mall

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A knife-wielding man at a Los Angeles shopping mall was shot and killed by authorities Tuesday night, according to police and witnesses.The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene after police shot him following a stand-off inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. No officers were injured in the incident.A witness told ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC that the suspect appeared to be holding a long knife and that officers repeatedly told the man to drop the weapon before firing at him.“I heard the officers patiently telling the guy, put it down, put it down, put it down,” said Tim Williams, a former police officer who was at the mall at the time and watched the incident. “He kept gesturing and gesturing. He’d move toward them and move back. They still didn’t shoot. They could have shot him then and they didn’t.”According to Williams, the officers shot the suspect when he appeared to be lunging toward onlookers inside the mall.“But when he took off toward where the people were, that’s when they had to shoot him,” he told KABC.A woman, who spoke to KABC on condition of anonymity, said she was standing just a few feet away from the knife-wielding suspect.“I saw one of the workers, I said ‘What do I do?’ She said, ‘Just run. Just run,’” the woman said. “It was really scary because my life could have been gone right then and there.”The Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for further comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

California Lyft driver rescues toddler found alone in the rain

first_imgSanta Rosa Police/Facebook(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — Del Hedrick was driving for Lyft and had just dropped off a passenger at an apartment complex when something startled him.“I see a baby, right in front of the car!” he said, according to ABC affiliate KGO. “Rain is pouring, it’s 40 degrees outside and I froze. It was scary. It was a really scary moment.”The father of two jumped into action, scooping up the toddler from the Santa Rosa, Calif., apartment complex parking lot around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.“She was barefoot, soaking wet, onesie soaking, wet hair, full diaper — yeah, it was heartbreaking,” he said.Hedrick knocked on some nearby doors to try and find the toddler’s caretakers. But when nobody recognized her, he took the toddler into his car and turned on the heat, trying “to warm her up and calm her down,” he said.A video shot by Hedrick and posted by the Santa Rosa Police shows Hedrick in his car with the toddler, explaining what had happened.“Cops are on their way,” he said in the video.Santa Rosa Police arrived soon after and were able to locate the toddler’s family and reunite her with them, the department said in a Facebook post.The case does not involve neglect or abuse, police told KGO, and the toddler likely walked out an unlocked door. ABC News has reached out to Santa Rosa Police for more information.In the Facebook post, Santa Rosa Police praised Hedrick as a “community hero,” saying his “actions demonstrate how we all work together to keep our community safe.”While the toddler is now safe at home, Hedrick was shaken by the incident, according to KGO, and hugged his own kids tight when he got home that night.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

3 dead from storms in South as rough weather heads to Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least three deaths have been reported in the South amid an outbreak of dangerous storms on Monday, local authorities said.A husband and wife died in Lawrence County, Alabama, late Monday where a suspected tornado damaged as many as a dozen homes, authorities said. Several others were critically injured, including a 7-year-old boy, and rescue workers were going door to door to search other potential victims.The fatalities were reported just hours after 59-year-old Betty Patin died in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, when her mobile home was destroyed due to sever weather.Images posted by the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office showed widespread damage, including downed power lines and a tree on top of a home.A tornado watch was in effect for parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi through the afternoon.This is part of a major storm system stretching from the South, to the Midwest and into the Northeast.The storm already brought several inches of snow to Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.Winter weather advisories are now in effect across the Northeast.In New Jersey, Connecticut and Boston, 1 to 4 inches of snow and a glaze of ice is possible overnight into Tuesday.Tuesday morning, the heavy snow will stretch from Cleveland to Buffalo to Boston, making for a snowy morning commute.Dangerous ice will create very slick roads across central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and southern New England.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more