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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COG’s directive to County Govts on advertisement unconstitutional

first_imgTwalib says the resolution by the Council violates Article 10b of the constitution which provides for equity, inclusiveness, equality and non-discrimination as binding considerations.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 EACC further argues that the resolution is in contravention of Article 227(1) which requires procurement of goods and services by public entities including County Governments be done in accordance with a system that is fair, transparent, competitive and cost effective.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesIn the letter, Twalib also pointed out that the directive violates section 21 of Competition Act 2010, which prohibits restrictive trade practices as well as section 3 of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act on values guiding procurement in the Country.“Your letter amounts to unlawful instructions and the contemplated action by County Governments could render all culpable persons liable to applicable legal consequences,” He said.Also Read  Noordin Haji reorganizes ODPP in renewed war on graftThe Council of Governors accuse the local media house of maligning Governors and portraying them as corrupt through its daily newspaper, and had directed County Governments to stop advertising with the media group until the situation is rectified.EACC says the Council is at liberty to use legally established channels to pursue its grievances. County staff who effect a directive by the Council of Governors not to advertise with a local media house shall be liable for criminal prosecution.In a letter to the Council of Governors, Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Chief Executive Office Twalib Mbarak says the directive is illegal, unconstitutional and seeks to victimize all Counties from seeking public services from a particular service provider in the Country.“Be advised that such a move is inappropriate as it offends the constitution and relevant laws that govern acquisition of goods and services by public entities,” He said.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  last_img

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EPL: Ten-man Liverpool survives Brighton scare

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend A Virgil Van Dijk double sent Liverpool 11 points clear in the Premier League despite a nervy finish against Brighton after Alisson Becker was sent off.Two first-half headers from Van Dijk put the leaders on course for a comfortable victory at Anfield but a rash decision from Alisson and a Lewis Dunk reply left them hanging on for a 2-1 success.Alisson was dismissed for handling outside his area and his replacement Adrian was caught out by the quick-thinking Dunk.Yet despite a nail-biting conclusion – with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino having already been substituted – the hosts held on to ensure they took full advantage of champions Manchester City’s draw at Newcastle earlier in the day.The tension of the closing moments was in contrast to most of the game, which Liverpool controlled with little alarm.They did start slowly with an Andy Robertson shot well over the bar and a Salah effort into the side-netting all they produced in the opening 15 minutes.But Brighton offered little and once the hosts upped the tempo they could not contain them.They broke through after 18 minutes as Trent Alexander-Arnold clipped in a superb free-kick for Van Dijk to head home. Brighton keeper Mat Ryan paid for a moment’s hesitancy as the Dutchman’s header looped over him and into the net.Ryan then had a busy spell as he turned a Firmino shot behind and then denied Sadio Mane moments later.Van Dijk had an awkward moment when he mishit a clearance across his own goal but he was at his inspirational best again when he doubled the lead after 24 minutes.The assist again came from Alexander-Arnold, this time from a corner, swung temptingly into the box and met unerringly by Van Dijk.Liverpool then eased off the gas and Brighton briefly threatened as Davy Propper forced a save from Alisson from distance but the first half ended with Firmino testing Ryan again.The Seagulls had an opportunity early in the second half when Dunk glanced a header across goal from a corner.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showed good footwork in the area before Ryan turned his shot around the post and Alexander-Arnold had another effort deflected over.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp decided with 21 minutes remaining to give a rest to Salah, who has been troubled by an ankle injury in recent weeks, and replace him with Adam Lallana.The Egyptian did not look pleased with the decision as he brushed past Klopp on his way to the bench. He was soon followed by Firmino as Liverpool made another change.Those substitutions may have been made with the best intentions, but they left the Reds looking light in attack after Alisson’s moment of madness changed the complexion of the game late on.Alisson came out of his area as Leandro Trossard chased a long ball downfield and was adjudged to have handled as he touched it away from the Belgian.Referee Martin Atkinson showed the Brazilian a straight red, forcing immediate changes as Oxlade-Chamberlain was sacrificed for deputy goalkeeper Adrian.Liverpool were still reorganising when Dunk caught them unawares with a clever low free-kick into the bottom corner.That left them needing to play out the final 10 minutes with 10 men but, despite Brighton pushing them back, they held on. Tags: Premier Leaguelast_img

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Keane inspires Irish victory over Faroes

first_img The 32-year-old claimed his 57th senior international goal with an accomplished finish with just five minutes gone, and then added another 10 minutes after the break from Seamus Coleman’s inviting cross. But there was more to come as substitutes James McClean and Conor Sammon teamed up to hand him his third of the night and 59th in total on a plate with nine minutes of the game remaining. It was a game Ireland simply had to win if they are to stand any chance of overhauling Austria and Sweden in the race for second place in Group C behind runaway leaders Germany. And although they might have been more clinical at times, manager Giovanni Trapattoni will have been happy enough with a win which extended his side’s run since their humiliation by the Germans to just one defeat in eight games. It was only five minutes old when the again impressive Wes Hoolahan and Jon Walters exchanged passes before the Norwich playmaker fed the ball out to the left, from where Aiden McGeady crossed for Keane to sweep a first-time left-foot shot past keeper Gunnar Nielsen. Trapattoni’s men were dominating possession – goalkeeper David Forde was largely redundant and the biggest challenge for the defenders in front of him was to maintain concentration. Hoolahan could have calmed any nerves within four minutes of the restart when he met another McGeady cross in front of goal, but he could not keep his header down. But the game was effectively over with 55 minutes played when full-back Coleman, who had been picked out by Hoolahan, curled in a low cross from the right which evaded Walters’ lunge but was promptly dispatched by Keane as he slid in behind him. Central defender Atli Gregersen might have set up an interesting finale when he sent a 77th-minute header just over Forde’s bar, but Keane struck again with nine minutes remaining after McClean and Sammon had combined to present him with the simplest of chances. Cox very nearly added his name to the scoresheet three minutes later with a long-range strike which flew just high and wide, but victory had been secured some time earlier. Robbie Keane celebrated his record-breaking 126th cap with a hat-trick as Ireland eased past the Faroe Islands 3-0 to bank three priceless World Cup points.center_img Press Associationlast_img

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Death investigation underway at boat ramp in Stuart

first_imgAuthorities in Stuart are currently investigating the death of a person at a boat ramp.Not much is known at this time, however, authorities did report that the death occurred at Sandsprit Park in Martin County.Death investigation underway in Stuart at boat ramp at Sandsprit Park in Martin County. pic.twitter.com/bHhnTvmADc— Denise Sawyer (@DeniseSawyerTV) May 1, 2020 This is a developing story.last_img

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David Warner uses tennis ball to hone his catching skills

first_imgMelbourne: Australian opener David Warner, who is in isolation with his family amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, is utilizing his time to improve his cricketing skills.The left-handed opener recently posted a video on his Instagram account where he is seen playing lawn tennis in his backyard alongside his daughter. The interesting thing was that Warner also found a way to hone his catching skills while trying his hand at tennis.“Just trying to keep up the skills with some one hand catching. Remember soft hands,” he captioned the video.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has already claimed over 16,000 lives across the world, the sporting world has come to a standstill. In such a time, several players from all sports are posting updates about their self-isolation activities to keep their fans engaged.Normally, at this time of the year, cricketers are busy in their preparation for the Indian Premier League but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the league has been suspended till April 15. Cricketers all across the world are in self isolation and therefore they are finding ways to stay fit and sharpen their skills while staying at home. IANSAlso Read: Australian opener David Warner pulls out of The HundredAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img

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ICC World Cup Cricket Live Streaming, ENG v NZ Final: Watch England vs New Zealand Live Match at Hotstar & Star Sports TV Channel

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Cricket Live Streaming, England vs New Zealand Final Live Match at Hotstar & Star Sports TV Channel: New Zealand were restricted to 241/8 thanks to a superb display of bowling from Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett. Henry Nicholls smashed his ninth fifty and shared a partnership close to 100 with Kane Williamson after New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat. Martin Guptill started aggressively but was dismissed for 19 by Chris Woakes. Williamson looked good but he fell for 30 to Liam Plunkett as England looked to restrict New Zealand to under 250. Henry Nicholls slammed his ninth fifty but on 55, Plunkett took his second wicket as the batsman dragged a full ball back onto the stumps. Tom Latham and James Neesham staged a mini-recovery but England struck in the death overs and restricted the chances for boundaries. Both teams will head into the final in London looking to lift the trophy for the first time. (LIVE SCORECARD)(LIVE UPDATES)ICC World Cup 2019, Final: England vs New ZealandWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand start?The Final of the ICC World Cup 2019 between England vs New Zealand will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand  be played?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand will be played at Lord’s in London.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the Final between England vs New Zealand in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The Final game of ICC World Cup 2019 between England vs New Zealand will be played on Sunday, July 14.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand?You can follow live updates and live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final between England vs New Zealand?The match between England vs New Zealand will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. last_img

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Marian Academy dubs Inter-school Mixed Relay Championship a success

first_imgMARIAN Academy is calling their recently hosted Inter-school Mixed Relay Championship, which was held at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary a major success.The project is a component of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for the fifth-form students who are preparing to write the 2020 Examination, and was solely sponsored by Strategic Recruitment Solutions (SRS) Inc.There were 14 races of a total of 11 events, which included U-14 4x100m, U-16 4x100m, U-18 4x100m, U-14 4x400m, U-16 4x400m, U-18 4x400m, U-14 800m Medley, U-16 1500m Medley, U-18 1500m Medley, Open 4x100m and Open 4x400m.With favourable weather, the races went smoothly as planned and finished on time.The students of the Physical Education class worked along with the Competition Committee (Aaliya Singh, Renuka Ramcharan, Kelliann Sauers, Roland Hamilton and Jade Atwell), the Physical Education teacher (Mr Keith Smith), Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) officials and fourth form Physical Education class as volunteers.“On behalf of principal, Sr Marie Harper O.S.U, Mr Keith Smith declared the commencement of the project. Last year’s winners, The Business School, again ran away with the championship honours. They were followed by Charlestown Secondary and Chase Academy,” the school said in a release.The release stated that “once again, the CSEC Physical Education students, that are preparing to sit the 2020 May/June Examinations, extend their gratitude to their sole sponsor – Strategic Recruitment Solutions – and all those who contributed to the project.”last_img

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Belgian League Top Scorer, Dessers Says Eagles Call up Shocked Him,…

first_imgCyriel Dessers Heracles Almelo goal poacher Cyriel Dessers has admitted that he thought he was being pranked when he received a maiden invitation to the Nigeria national team for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone.Few days before the squad list was officially released by the Nigeria Football Federation, several Super Eagles fans slid into his direct message to congratulate him on his call-up to the national team for the games in Asaba and Freetown.“I received a lot of messages that I received the call-up, but I get those a lot in the last three days,” said Dessers to Heracles TV.“I grabbed my phone and took a look but I thought they were the same messages I saw earlier, then I saw a tweet from the Super Eagles. I checked if it was a verified account. “I sent a message to the head coach, asking if it was real or not. It was for real which was an unbelievable feeling.”Dessers revealed that his Nigerian mother was surprised to hear the news of his call-up and she didn’t believe it at first.“I called my mother and she was really happy. A couple of hours later she called me again because she could not believe it. I could not believe it either.“I think I still do not realize it, I know I am called up, it is so huge I still cannot believe it. If I’m in Nigeria, I think I will realize it. For now it is such a big news, I still have to wake up to that.“My phone exploded with messages yesterday which is obviously a good thing. All messages are positive and people are really made up for me.“They confirm my feeling and they know I worked hard for it for years, I worked hard for it, I know that.”The 25-year-old Dessers had stops at NAC Breda and FC Utrecht before joining Heracles Almelo, where he has flourished, with 18 goals in 28 games across all competitions since August 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

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Women Affairs Minister Pledges to Lift Women Football

first_imgFirst Vice-president of NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, Women Affairs Minister, Dame Pauline Tallen and Chairperson of the NWPL, Aisha Falode Nigeria moved to the second round of the qualifying series on 3-0 aggregate.Speaking to the Falcons after the game, Tallen promised that henceforth she would ensure they are comfortable whenever they represent Nigeria in any competition.“I will closely work with the Minister of Sports to ensure that everything you need, morally and materially, would be provided for you to excel.“More importantly, I want to assure you that Nigeria will reward you for everything you have done for the country, but I want you to put nation first always.”Tallen who is the first Women Affairs Minister to openly identify with the Falcons, and also the only serving female minister to ever watch their game, also promised to sensitise the Presidency on the achievements of the girls and the issues affecting the growth of women football in Nigeria.Worried by the poor turn out of fans to cheers the team, the Plateau born minister promised to mobilise women groups to support the Falcons any time they have a game, adding that they would start getting the psychological boost they need before and during every assignment.The Super Falcons, who have more African Nations Cup titles than any other country, recently won the African Games gold medal at the last edition of the continental sports fiesta in Morocco.Also speaking to the Falcons the Sports Minister charged the girls to continue winning in the race to Tokyo 2020 in order to be one of the teams that will fly Africa’s flag at the women’s football tournament of next year’s Olympics.Dare also assured that his tenure would focus on a template of providing the best training facilities for both men and women football players to excel, cater for their welfare and work peacefully and harmoniously with the Nigeria Football Federation to guarantee adequate preparation for Nigerian national teams before international matches and championships.Spain-based forward Asisat Oshoala scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Algeria progress to the third round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers.The West Africans seeking a fourth qualification for the quadrennial multisport event after debuting at Sydney 2000 and further appearances at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 completed a double over their North African rivals to remain in contention.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Women Affairs Minister, Dame Pauline Tallen, has promised to support the growth of the women’s football in Nigeria.The minister who was at the Agege Stadium along with Sports Minister, Sunday Dare to cheer the Super Falcons to 1-0 victory against Algeria in aTokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier on Tuesday, was thrilled by the girls’ fighting spirit against the Algerians, who clearly wanted to upset their hosts.last_img

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