Church presses charges against homeless man for stealing cookies

first_img Sharing is caring! 274 Views   no discussions Share Share FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Church presses charges against homeless man for stealing cookies by: – August 6, 2014center_img Share Tweet A church in Los Angeles has pressed charges against a homeless man who was caught stealing around $2.25 worth of cookies from the First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach.According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, the homeless man had been looking for assistance from the church when he entered the building and found the unguarded cookie jar.After beginning to tuck into the church’s cookies, the man was greeted by the church’s cleaner.On finding the homeless man, the startled cleaner called the police. After discussions between police and church members, it was decided that the church would press charges.The homeless man was then arrested and taken into police custody.The story led to some websites criticising the church’s decision to get the man arrested, saying that it went against the Christian values of charity.Nevertheless, a representative from the church has responded to the criticism by saying that the church’s decision to press charges had the homeless man’s interests at heart.The representative wrote: “The young man appeared to be under the influence. Since he was wandering around the neighborhood, the officer suggested the best course may be to press charges for the incident which would enter the young man into the system where he could find help.“The church staff member agreed. Although our church partners with PBSO to provide hundreds of meals for needy families, this time we agreed with the officer’s suggestion that the young man needed more help than just a free meal. We have contacts with rehabilitation programs. We do refer individuals to such programs and in retrospect we might have done so with this individual.”www.independent.co.uklast_img

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Canada issues Chikungunya warning to travellers

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrintTravel Canada issues Chikungunya warning to travellers by: – August 18, 2014 Share 275 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) – Canada has warned travellers to the Caribbean to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the spread of the Chikungunya disease continues across the region.“Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic at least six weeks before you travel,” said the Public Health Agency of Canada in its latest travel update on the virus.The agency warned that transmission of the virus has also spread to countries in Central and South America and the United States.It also said several other countries have reported cases in individuals who have travelled to some of these affected areas.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in its most recent update says the number of new cases of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean increased by nearly 38,000 with the Dominican Republic having the most cases.The Dominican Republic accounted for 26,012 of the new cases in the Caribbean and more than half of all cases, with an overall total of 307,933, according to PAHO.Caribbean Media Corporationlast_img

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Fourth Annual Testing the Best Calypso Show to be launched this evening.

first_imgLocalNews Fourth Annual Testing the Best Calypso Show to be launched this evening. by: – May 11, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Mr. Alvin Knight. Photo credit: catholicnews-tt.netA tribute to former calypsonian Roland “Spider” James to form part of the fourth Marriage & Engaged Encounter’s “Testing the  Best” Calypso Show. The ten finalists of the 2011 Calypso Competition will learn which song they will perform when the show is launched today at the Fort Young Hotel from 5:00pm.According to Mr. Alvin Knight the show will take place on the 9th of July, 2011 at the Newtown Savannah. The venue has changed to the Newtown Savannah as a result of the large number of people who have attended the show over the years and the organizers expect an even greater crowd this time around.The joy of the show is that the calypsonians will not be singing their own song, rather they will be singing another calypsonians song and will be judged based on how well they can perfrom it.This year the organizers are also hoping to get a past calypsonian to perform some of Spider’s songs which will be an added treat to the show.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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Signman X-Men takes Game 1

first_imgX-Men Warming Up. Photo credit: Mickey JosephResult of the game played in Domlec Premier Division in the Lime National Basketball League. As a result of the suspension of the Division 1 there was only one game played last night (Friday) at the Lindo Park between the defending champions Signman X-Men and No Look . NewsSports Signman X-Men takes Game 1 by: – August 27, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share 21 Views   no discussionscenter_img Signman X-Men had a comfortable win over No Look to go one (1) up in the best of 3 series. The scores Signman X-Men 64 points to No Look 51 points, top scoring for X-Men were Peter Ricketts 14 pts, Simon Joseph 13 pts and Davidson Toulon 12 pts while Bernard Mills had a game high 23 points supported by Garth Joseph with 17 points. Share Tweet Games will continue with former champions Gatorade Blazers playing 2011 Ballarama Champions Dragon Stout Pros at 8.30pm at the Massacre Hard Court. Mickey Joseph Dominica Amateur Basketball Associationlast_img

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Final leg of Literacy Quiz Competition carded for next week

first_img Tweet 25 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Final leg of Literacy Quiz Competition carded for next week by: – March 8, 2012 Share The Rotary Club of Dominica will next week host the final leg of its Literacy Quiz Competition which is organized for students in the first and second forms of secondary schools.The quiz competition was organized to commemorate Rotary International’s Literacy Month which is observed in March annually.A press release issued by the Rotary Club indicates that the objective of Rotary International’s literacy month is to highlight the importance of literacy in advancing human development and national cohesion, while contributing to the initiatives for international peace and understanding.The international organization has promoted literacy worldwide since 1985 with a full range of activities that benefit the functional illiterate, especially women and students in formal schooling from early childhood to secondary school leavers, as well as teachers.The purpose of these projects is to assist governments in their efforts to eradicate illiteracy and innumeracy but more strategically, Rotary International perceives literacy as critical to the advancement of peace and prosperity worldwide.The choice of literacy project, a Quiz competition was chosen because of the growing importance of stimulating awareness among Dominica’s youth about civics and social responsibility. As such, the competition centers on Social Studies; Geography, History, Government and Civics but also includes Integrated Science, Literacy, Information and Communication Technology and Mathematics.The Dominica Grammar School and the Portsmouth Secondary School are the finalists and will battle against each other on Thursday March 15, 2012 commencing at 3:00p.m at the Fort Young Hotel.The Rotary Club of Dominica would like to thank the Ministry of Education as well as the principals and teachers of the secondary schools, their sponsors and patrons for supporting this competition.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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Inter Milan boss slams Lukaku ‘donkey’ tag

first_imgAntonio Conte has hit back at critics who previously branded Romelu Lukaku a “donkey” after the striker’s double against Napoli saw him surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A goal record.Advertisement Read Also:Serie A: Lukaku brace keeps Inter top after Ronaldo’s first hat-trick“Lautaro Martinez is the same. These lads are 26 and 22 years old. They are still young.“I wanted Romelu very strongly when I was at Chelsea, even back at Juventus.“I wanted him, now I can get to work on polishing the diamond.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… And the pressure on the 26-year-old was immense as he arrived to replace Paris Saint-Germain-bound Mauro Icardi, who scored 124 goals in just 219 games for the Nerazzurri.But despite suffering racial abuse since moving to the San Siro, as well as negative comments from naysayers, Lukaku has taken Inter – and his own goal record – to a whole new level.The Belgian’s brace in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Napoli means he has so far netted 14 times in Serie A this season, helping to put his side top of the table on goal difference ahead of Juventus.It’s the most amount of goals he’s ever scored in his career after 18 league matches.By comparison, Juventus superstar Ronaldo put away just 12 goals in the same amount of time last term after telling Lukaku Italy is the hardest country to score in.And the new Inter fan favourite now looks on course to surpass his best-ever return of 25 goals in a league season, which occurred during the 16/17 campaign with Everton.Doubters who dismissed Lukaku as an expensive flop before he’d even kicked a ball for Inter have certainly been made to eat humble pie.And new boss Antonio Conte believes the hitman is thriving alongside Argentine superstar Lautaro Martinez in a powerful 3-5-2 system which plays to his greatest strengths.Indeed, the former Chelsea boss, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during two years in West London, reckons Lukaku can get even better as Inter go in search of a first Serie A title win since 2010.Conte said: “I heard people say Lukaku was a donkey. I heard all sorts not even that long ago!“It’s easy to speak highly of Lukaku now, but if we look back to a few weeks ago…“I always said Romelu was a rough diamond that needed work to smooth him out.center_img Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United last summer in a deal worth £73million. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Absolutely Stunning Asian ActressesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img

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Zamalek dominate Esperance in CAF Super Cup

first_imgEgypt’s Zamalek outclassed Tunisia’s Esperance 3-1 in the CAF Super Cup in Doha on Friday, driven by a duo of inspired goals by Achraf Bencharki. It was Zamalek’s fourth win in the Cup’s 28 editions, which both teams have now contested five times, with the Cairo side now having won the second most titles. Zamalek fans watch their side’s Super Cup clash against Esperance Sportive in Doha Youssef Mohamed ‘Obama’ Fayed headed in Zamalek’s second minute opener, invigorating the noisy and more numerous Egyptian fans. VAR was used to adjudicate a 47th minute foul by Zamalek’s Mahmoud Attia that saw him shown yellow and Esperance’s Abdelraouf Benguit levelled with a penalty. But it was Bencharki who stole the night with a surgical shot in the 57th minute that electrified the near-capacity crowd at the Thani Bin Jassim ground in the outskirts of the Qatari capital. Esperance substitute Mohamed Ali Ben Hamouda had an 86th minute effort disallowed because of a clear foul, all but sealing the result for Zamalek’s jubilant fans. Morocco’s Bencharki drove home Zamalek’s third and final goal in injury time. Friday’s fixture helped put to bed the chaotic clash that saw Esperance qualify, the Champions League at which Wydad Casablanca abandoned the final in protest at the organisers’ decision not to use VAR. Loading… Read Also: CAF Super Cup clash offers chance to forget Champions League debacle CAF president Ahmad Ahmad faces allegations including corruption, financial misappropriation and sexual harassment but has not commented as well as criticism for staging the Super Cup outside Africa. The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday specific graft allegations, made as a result of an independent audit of the body, were “unfounded”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Play was stopped for more than an hour at last year’s clash with the Moroccan side insisting they had not been told the video ref would be deployed. The Court of Arbitration for Sport named Esperance the winners after a bruising legal battle that did nothing to enhance the image of scandal-tainted African football. The Super Cup is an annual one-off match pitting the winner of the Champions League and second-tier CAF (Confederation of African Football) Confederation Cup against each other. It was staged in Africa from its inception in 1993 until last year when it moved to Qatar.last_img

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Kane hopes to feature if Premier League returns after virus chaos

first_img Like everyone around the world, Kane has been following the pandemic crisis and he admitted working his way back to fitness during such an alarming global health situation has been strange. Kane has a home gym and is doing his rehabilitation there, while Tottenham have given individual training plans to each player during the lockdown. “My family is well, and obviously everyone is thinking about coronavirus at the moment and it’s a time to be together, to stay safe and hopefully everything will be alright,” he said. Harry Kane says he is on track to be fit when the Premier League returns as the Tottenham striker urged people to “stay safe” from the coronavirus. Tottenham striker Harry Kane works his way back to fitness at the club’s training ground Kane has been sidelined since suffering a torn hamstring tendon in Tottenham’s New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton. The England captain needed surgery on the injury in January and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho did not expect him back until the last games of the season. But the enforced break due to the virus has given Kane an opportunity to play more matches if the Premier League is able to conclude the campaign eventually. The 26-year-old has stepped up his rehabilitation and should be fit by the time the season can restart, with the top-flight schedule currently postponed until at least April 30. “I’m not too far away, I’d normally hope to be back with the team in two or three weeks’ time,” Kane told Tottenham’s website on Tuesday. “I’m at a good stage, pretty much doing everything, now it’s about building up my fitness. So from my personal point of view, I’m in a good place. “From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well. I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season.” Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next year “It’s such a strange situation, no one has been in this situation before. Like anything, you have to take the positives out of it and do what you can. “So far, me and the family are well, and I’ll continue to work hard, work in the gym, work from home and do what I can. We’ll just have to wait and see.” Kane has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season and Tottenham crashed out of the Champions League and FA Cup in his absence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap OperasYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img

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Europe’s biggest clubs scramble for Osimhen

first_img Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Chelsea are among a host of European heavyweights queuing up to sign Osimhen. The Blues are searching for attacking reinforcements to shoulder the goalscoring burden alongside Tammy Abraham and are interested in signing the Nigerian frontman this summer. Le Quotidien du Foot says Osimhen, 21, arrived from Belgian outfit Charleroi in July 2019 for a bargain £10million plus a further £2.5m in add-ons. And he’s already proved an astute acquisition having scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side – including two in the Champions League. Now, he’s attracted interest from Premier League quartet Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli are also said to be interested in Osimhen, who is said to command a fee in the region of £90million. And Sky Sports have now reported that two Premier League clubs and a La Liga outfit have all tabled bids for the attacker, who is valued between £70m and £90m by Lille. The Ligue 1 side bought Osimhen from Charleroi last summer for just £10m plus a further £2.5m in add-ons. And their investment has been richly rewarded with 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions. Lille are now expected to cash in for a huge profit just a year later, although it remains to be seen who will win the race for Osimhen. Chelsea had previously identified Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele as their priority attacking target this summer, although the Frenchman will not come cheap. The 23-year-old is under contract until 2023 and has 22 goals in 42 appearances this season, dramatically inflating his valuation. Chelsea ready to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma five-year deal worth £35m However, numerous other high-profile rivals including Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are also said to be monitoring the 21-year-old. French publication Le Quotidien du Foot claim Osimhen is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Napoli, Roma, Lazio and AC Milan as well as the English quintet. And Sky Sports have now reported that two Premier League clubs and a La Liga outfit have all tabled bids for the attacker, who is valued between £70m and £90m by Lille. The Ligue 1 side bought Osimhen from Charleroi last summer for just £10m plus a further £2.5m in add-ons. And their investment has been richly rewarded with 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions. Lille are now expected to cash in for a huge profit just a year later, although it remains to be seen who will win the race for Osimhen. Chelsea had previously identified Lyon frontman Moussa Dembele as their priority attacking target this summer, although the Frenchman will not come cheap. The 23-year-old is under contract until 2023 and has 22 goals in 42 appearances this season, dramatically inflating his valuation. Chelsea reportedly had a £34m bid for Dembele rejected in January, with Lyon also confident of keeping their star man in the summer. The Ligue 1 club released a statement where they reiterated their stance, suggesting Chelsea would have to considerably up their offer in order to force through a move. Read Also:Amokachi: Ndidi, Osimhen are Nigeria’s best “Olympique Lyonnais has taken note of certain information relayed by the media suggesting that Moussa Dembele could interest other clubs during this transfer window,“ the statement read. “We would like to reaffirm its wish, as in the summer of 2019, to keep Moussa Dembele. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Europe’s biggest clubs are still chasing Lille striker Victor Osimhen for the summer market.last_img

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Coronavirus: NFF to support Nigerians with tubers of yams

first_img Loading… Pinnick disclosed the NFF has been doing a lot behind the scenes after the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development released an awareness video on Covid-19 that featured past football icons and Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa. Since the confirmation of its first case in February, Nigeria has recorded 323 cases of the coronavirus with 10 deaths recorded, as of Sunday. Some parts of the country are currently on lockdown and Pinnick has disclosed the federation will help with food items including tubers of yams. “Behind the scene, we do quite a lot. We are going to support some of these centres even if it is buying some tubers of yams. We have to do that. Covid-19 is something that nobody expected,” he said on Channels TV.Advertisement The pandemic is affecting the global economy, including Nigeria’s economic growth and Pinnick has admitted it will leave the federation with some tough decisions to make. After disclosing that Gernot Rohr’s new contract will include receiving salary in naira, he said the Super Eagles might follow suit should the government make certain economic policies. “Like I said, we are going to take many difficult decisions that will go across board because we need to promote our fiscal policy,” he added. “If the government is saying that we need to strengthen our naira, we should not be paying in dollars. We are an integral part of the government. read also:NFF has no issues with Nigeria coach Rohr – Dikko “When they [Super Eagles] play in Nigeria, their bonuses have been in naira. When they play abroad, we pay them in dollars but that can even change.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 President of the Nigerian football, Amaju Pinnick, has provided an example of how the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will be supporting the government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madelast_img

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