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‘Christian State’ May Help Eliminate Corruption, Satanic Acts

first_imgThe National Christian Council of Liberia (NCCL) says the call for Liberia to be declared a Christian State will help to eliminate extreme corruption and the building of moral structures in all sectors of the country.Speaking last Thursday at a press briefing in Sinkor, Monrovia, the president of NCCL, Bishop J. Rudolph Marsh, said because Liberia does not have a defined religion (in this case, a ‘Christian’ identity), many of its citizens have indulged in satanic acts including prostitution, same sex affairs and rampant corruption that can possibly throw the nation into chaos.Reacting to the House of Representatives’ unanimous vote in favor of dual citizenship, and a secular state (against the call for Liberia to be declared a Christian state), he said Liberia was founded on Christian values, and to this “we must return because the only remedy to this nation’s problems is Christ’s teachings.” The two propositions are among the 25 brought forward by the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) for a referendum, which government said it did not have money to conduct considering how close it is to the legislative and presidential elections.He cautioned the Senate not to concur with the House of Representatives in passing the dual citizenship and secular state parts of the referendum.“There is no harm for Liberia to become a Christian nation by law once the needed number of citizens petitions the National Legislature and that petition meets the requisite approval,” Bishop Rudolph said.He said over 750,000 mature citizens have petitioned the Legislature with 35,000 of them being signatories to the CRC document soliciting opinion polls for a possible referendum to the country’s 1986 revised constitution.He said 97 percent of the votes in Gbarnga accepted that Liberia should be formally considered as a Christian nation because its foundation is based on Christianity. He observed that there is no harm in it as Spain, Denmark, Zambia and Costal Rica are among Christian nations that have absorbed all their citizens.Bishop Marsh referred to countries such as Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are known as Islamic states and that has brought them no problem at any point in time because Islam is their official religion.“Liberia must have a particular religious identity. It must not remain secular,” he noted.The NCCL president said dual citizenship was overwhelmingly rejected at the Gbarnga Constitution Review Conference after the CRC concluded its nationwide tour while soliciting views for a possible referendum.“Dual citizenship was rejected in Gbarnga because it is a form of modern slavery,” according to Bishop Marsh. He said that “with the majority of the Lawmakers being Christians who continue to act as they do, means they have forsaken Christ and failed to respect the tenet of democracy that says the voice of the majority of any population must be listened to.”Also speaking, the vice president for women’s affairs, Rev. Catherine M. B. Toomey, said the women’s wing of the Christian community fully supports the Council’s decision to challenge the government on the issues under discussion.“We are prepared to fast and pray and go out to seek the support of the entire Christian community so that our country can have its restoration to a Christian heritage,” Rev. Toomey said.Responding to the NCCL’s statement for the country to be declared a Christian nation via mobile phone, the Chairman of the National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL), Imam Omaru Kamara, said “Liberia is at peace now and no group of citizens can think that they are better citizens by infringing on the rights of others.”He promised that in the soonest possible time the NMCL will, in consultation with the Islamic community in Liberia, come up with a very detailed position statement on the matter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Swiss footballer sent home for racial tweet

first_img“Michel Morganella has discriminated against, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korean football team, as well as the South Korean people,” said Switzerland Olympic team chef de mission Gian Gilli.“While the committee felt that Michel had been provoked on his Twitter account and that he has publicly apologised, the Swiss Olympic Committee and Swiss Football Association condemn Morganella’s actions to the fullest.”Morganella, a 23-year-old defender who plays his club football in Italy with Palermo, made the remarks after Switzerland’s defeat to Korea.Morganella’s early departure from the Olympics makes him the second athlete to pay the price for a Twitter-related offence.Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was kicked out of the Olympics last week for a racist comment on the micro-blogging site which poked fun at Africans living in the country.Although she subsequently deleted the message after a huge public backlash, the Hellenic Olympic Committee decided to drop her from the squad for London.Before the games, Australian swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk were hit with a one-month social media ban by their country’s delegation after posting photos of themselves posing with guns while training in the United States.The pair will be sent home right after their events at the Games, with the Australian Olympic Committee ruling “their conduct brought themselves into disrepute.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, July 30 – Switzerland footballer Michel Morganella has been sent home from the Olympics after racially abusing South Korea’s players on Twitter, team officials confirmed on Monday.Morganella had directed an offensive jibe at South Korea’s players after Switzerland’s 2-1 defeat to the Asian giants on Sunday.last_img read more

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New catch basin screens capture tons of trash

first_imgYet Gold, who is a member of the Proposition O Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee, said he’s “strongly encouraged” about the work they do. “This is proven technology that will absolutely keep a lot of trash out of our waterways,” he said. But that doesn’t mean they can do the whole job, Sedrak said. The other task is getting people to realize the litter scattered along streets and in gutters shouldn’t be there in the first place. “The city is doing its part,” he said, “but the public will also need to do its part.” kristin.agostoni@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The measure of their success comes in the form of 1,537 tons of trash. At least that’s what could have ended up in local storm drains before thousands of new catch basin screen covers and steel inserts stopped the garbage at the gates. Litterbugs are still the root of the problem, but engineers and environmentalists see the filtering devices as one step toward cleaner waterways. A handful of Los Angeles officials and environmental leaders gathered downtown Thursday to announce the completion of the first two phases of an early initiative funded by Proposition O. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champCity voters in November 2004 passed the $500 million bond measure to support projects aimed at reducing trash, animal waste and other pollutants in the Los Angeles River and Santa Monica Bay. The money so far has brought 14,200 screen covers and 7,620 inserts to catch basins citywide, said Morad Sedrak, a senior civil engineer for the Bureau of Sanitation’s Watershed Protection Division. Since the installation began in 2005, Sedrak estimates the screens and inserts – some basins in “high trash” areas are equipped with both to cut down on maintenance – have diverted 1,537tons of garbage from the storm drain system. The goal is to retrofit more than 30,000 extra basins within the next three years, he added. Because the devices were installed fairly recently, the environmental group Heal the Bay has yet to measure their impact at its regular cleanup events, said Executive Director Mark Gold. last_img read more

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Spy plane production may slow

first_img The “build a little, field a little” approach allows new technologies and lessons learned from the field to be incorporated into future aircraft where a more traditional approach would deliver a system with only the technologies available when production started, the Defense Department says. Part of the risk management is an ongoing effort to test the new intelligence equipment on other aircraft, such as Lockheed Martin’s venerable U-2, the Defense Department said. Controlled by onboard computers, the Global Hawk is capable of flying at an altitude of 65,000 feet, above storms and some six miles higher than jetliners normally fly. A Global Hawk can fly for more than 35 hours at a time, and during a single mission can cover 40,000 square miles – bigger than the area of Indiana. Prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Global Hawk program was in a technology demonstration phase in which a handful of aircraft were being built and tested to see whether a high-altitude, unmanned reconnaissance aircraft was possible. After the 2001 attacks, the Global Hawk test aircraft were pressed into war duty over both Afghanistan and Iraq. In the past year, Global Hawk aircraft have provided 15,000 images of targets in the Middle East, according to the Pentagon. The program has logged more than 8,000 flight hours thus far, with over half of that total being in war service. In January, the first two production RQ-4A Global Hawks were deployed to an undisclosed Middle East location to begin intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Those aircraft replaced the early test aircraft that served in combat. Two more production RQ-4A model aircraft will be delivered to the Air Force in the next few weeks. At Northrop Grumman’s facilities at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, six larger “B” model aircraft are in various stages of production. The B models are designed to carry 3,000 pounds of equipment, compared with 2,000 pounds carried by the RQ-4As. The Global Hawk aircraft are being built by a small cadre of Northrop Grumman workers in Palmdale. Although employment numbers on the program are small, Antelope Valley officials soliciting other programs point to the Global Hawk as an example of the region’s technical know-how. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The GAO report, compiled for the Senate Armed Services Committee, recommends that the Defense Department limit production of the new larger “B” model Global Hawk to just a few test aircraft until both the airframe and the sensors it will carry are proven. The Pentagon strongly disagrees. The concurrent process gets the aircraft to troops in combat sooner and the development risks are being properly managed, the Pentagon says. “The GAO’s recommendation would stop the current established production line, incurring significant cost and schedule delays,” Mark Schaeffer, the Defense Department’s acting director of defense systems, wrote in response to the report. “Combatant commanders continue to request this capability, and the acquisition strategy balances risk with the need to support the warfighter.” Northrop Grumman, the aircraft’s prime manufacturer, is preparing a statement in response to the report. Until that response is approved for release by the Air Force, a company spokeswoman said the comment they could make for now was to echo the comments made by Schaeffer. “Northrop Grumman supports the Department of Defense and the Air Force,” said company spokeswoman Revelle Anderson. “Our Number One mission is to support the warfighter.” PALMDALE – The Global Hawk robot spy plane earned raves for its performance over Iraq and Afghanistan but is drawing heat for costs that are expected to increase nearly 40 percent – from $4.76 billion to $6.65 billion. The Defense Department’s investment in production of a larger version of the unmanned aircraft is coming before the larger version has been tested and before the new intelligence gathering equipment it is to carry has been proven, says a Governmental Accountability Office report to Congress. “With substantial overlap in development, testing, and production, the Global Hawk program has experienced serious cost, schedule, and performance problems,” the report said. As costs have gone up, the projected number of the unmanned aircraft being assembled by Northrop Grumman workers in Palmdale has shrank from 63 planes to 51 planes for the Air Force plus two more for the Navy. last_img read more

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Liverpool ‘leading the race’ for Roma defender Emerson Palmieri, claim reports

first_img1 Liverpool are leading the race for defender Emerson Palmieri as Roma do not want to sell him to Juventus.The Reds are interested in landing the left-back in January after keeping tabs on him during the summer transfer window.Juventus are also chasing in the Italy international as they view him as an ideal replacement in case Alex Sandro leaves for Chelsea.But, according to Calciomercato, Roma are very reluctant to sell Emerson to a direct rival.The Italian club are prepared to let the 23-year-old go if someone pays around £25m, but they cannot face seeing him turn out for another Serie A side.That would seemingly rule Juve out of the running for Emerson and put Liverpool in pole position to get their man. Roma defender Emerson Palmieri last_img read more

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Schools to receive $14.3 mil in state funding

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesThe money for local K-12 schools is part of $350 million in equalization funding provided for in the state budget adopted for this fiscal year, which began on July 1. Runner was one of the authors of the bill that called for the equalization funding, and he also co-authored another bill that provided $160 million in equalization funding to community colleges. The equalization funding is, in part, a remedy for inequalities that got worked into the state funding system about eight years ago, when the state changed the funding formula for schools with high levels of excused absences, said Marry Perry, deputy director for the not-for-profit organization EdSource. “On one level, the presumption of equalization might be that somehow districts are going to be equal,” Perry said. “What it does for me is highlight how complicated our school finance system is.” In fact, Sue Guthrie, director of fiscal services at the William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita, said that rather than being due to changes made to funding for excused absences, unequal funding arrangements were a result of funding formulas established way back in the 1970s. North County schools and colleges are getting a budget boost – millions in cash to make up for being shortchanged in past years. The money, called equalization funding, was included in this year’s state budget for underfunded schools in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. State Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, who pushed for the equalization funding, has released estimates showing that community colleges in the two valleys will get a total of $4.7 million in equalization funding. Local K-12 school districts will get $9.6 million. “I think most people are surprised to know that schools are not equally funded across the state of California,” Runner said. “And it’s because of some old rules, formulas that are in place that create the funding mechanism.” The Hart School District plans to use its roughly $2 million in equalization funding to pay for rising medical plan costs for employees, so there will not be much money left over. “It’s going to be pretty much a wash there,” she said. Winning the political fight to get equalization funding for local schools was easier this year because the governor’s budget provided plenty of money for education, Runner said. “If everyone’s getting substantial increases,” he said, “then it’s harder to complain that these underfunded schools are getting more.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Coolera/Strandhill to take on Tourlestrane in Sligo SFC final

first_imgShamrock Gaels manager John McPartland (Snr) was making no excuses for the one-sided nature of the contest: play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Shamrock Gaels manager John McPartland (Snr) 06/10/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The Belfry Sligo SFC final will be played in Markievicz Park on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 – and will be live on Ocean FM Sport.Weekend resultsBelfry Sligo senior football championship semi-finalsCoolera/Strandhill 2-14 St Mary’s 0-16Tourlestrane 2-19 Shamrock Gaels 0-7Minor A football championship semi-finalSt Molaise Gaels 3-16 Easkey/Enniscronne/Kilglass 3-13 AET St Farnan’s/St Pat’s 2-15 Bunninadden Ballymoet 1-8Minor B championship semi-finalsSt Mary’s  5-18 Tubbercurry/Cloonacool 1-7Drumcliffe/RP 1-10 Geevagh/St Michael’s 0-11Minor C championship semi-finalCalry/St Joseph’s 2-16 St John’s/Owenmore Gaels 3-9Lola Montez Junior ‘B’ football semi-finalSt Mary’s 2-10 St Farnan’s 2-8(Coolera/Strandhill play Owenmore Gaels next Saturday). Coolera/Strandhill produced the result of the day in the Belfry senior football championship semi-finals in Sligo when they recorded a deserved 2-14 to 0-16 win against neighbours and rivals St Mary’s.Despite losing Peter Laffey to a knee injury early on, Coolera/Strandhill edge most of the key battles with county star Niall Murphy and team captain Kevin Banks influential throughout.St Mary’s had several goal chances over the hour but didn’t manage to convert any of them – and this proved costly. play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Coolera/Strandhill manager John McPartland (Jnr) 06/10/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. John McPartland Jnr’s side will face the four-in-a-row chasing Tourlestrane after they dismantled Shamrock Gaels in the second semi-final on a final scoreline of 2-19 to 0-7.The holders made a blistering start to Sunday’s contest, and had established a 1-9 to 0-0 lead before Shamrock Gaels got off the mark. Tourlestrane led 2-11 to 0-2 at half-time and never looked back after that.Their joint-manager spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Cathal Mullaney after the game: play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Tourlestrane joint-manager Eamonn O’Hara 06/10/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. last_img read more

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Disneyland Preview — Week of November 11

first_imgA Christmas Fantasy Parade2211112 Share This!Big, festive week at Disneyland!  Runners descend upon the resort for what will be the last runDisney event out west for a while, and Christmas festivities are officially underway!  Read on to learn more in this week’s Disneyland preview.Special Events and NotesPhoto by Disney PhotoPass via (clockwise from left) @Niekon, @Snacob95, @RaisingLasVegas, @Nate_WDWLots of activity this week at Disneyland! First and foremost, expect a lot of guests at the resort for Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend. The 10K is held on Saturday, and there will be a half marathon on Sunday morning to wrap up the event. The races add a wonderful energy to the resort, but they also bring a lot of people to the area, even if they aren’t hitting the attractions. Between the runners and the people there to support them, the area may feel more crowded than the crowd levels (which are based on attraction wait times) would suggest. Notably, this will be the last runDisney event at Disneyland for the foreseeable future; it was recently announced that there would not be any events in 2018 on account of the construction for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and other resort improvements.There have been holiday decorations percolating up into the resort since the day after Halloween, but the holiday season is now OFFICIALLY underway at Disneyland. The daytime parade has been replaced by A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe… In Holiday Magic takes over for the evening fireworks, and its a small world Holiday is now open for the season. Make sure you check out Rikki’s preview to learn more about what you can expect for the holidays.CrowdsCrowds will be notably higher this weekend for the Superhero Half Marathon event, with Saturday having the highest crowds of the week.  The remainder of the week is far more modest.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherRemarkably pleasant and consistent weather all week long.  Highs in the mid-70s, lows in the mid-50s, and dry. Put another way, should be a gorgeous week in Southern California.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsReally light show schedule during the week, although both the Christmas parade and fireworks will run at least once each day. Weekend show schedules are much more full. Detailed show schedules, including smaller productions like Storytelling at Royal Theatre, can be found here. Believe … In Holiday Magic1111111 World of Color2211112 ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri Fantasmic!2200002 Admission and HoursGetting to that time of year when Passholder blockouts start to creep back into play: Southern California Passholders are blocked out on Saturday, while Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out on Saturday & Sunday. All other Annual Passports will be honored all days of the week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Regular cost ($110 adult/$104 child) Saturday & Sunday, Peak ($124/$118) on Friday, and Value ($97/$91) the remaining days of the week.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Disneyland9-129-129-109-99-98-118-12 California Adventure9-119-119-89-89-88-88-11 As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney’s California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsMost everything is currently ready to roll at Disneyland. At Disneyland Park, River Belle Terrace is indefinitely closed. At California Adventure, Goofy’s Sky School is currently closed. Everything else is currently open, and no other refurbishments are scheduled for the remainder of the year. That said, just as attractions can go down unexpectedly over the course of the day, more significant issues can result in unexpected closures; as of now, however, it should be a more or less full slate of attractions until the new year.As always, you can see the full slate of refurbishments by checking here.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike! Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

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Today’s Top LP Jobs

first_imgDistrict Asset Protection Supervisor, Raley’s, (CA) The District Asset Protection (AP) Supervisor is responsible for driving shrink improvement and leadership of asset protection program execution at the district level. The District AP Supervisor is responsible for assessing store based shrink initiatives, promoting awareness, and implementing methods to prevent, and control losses, in support of protecting company assets. This role collaborates with store operations, human resources, supply chain, and corporate team members, to assess shrinkage, safety, security, and overall store controls… Learn moreSenior Asset Protection Auditor, Rent-A-Center, (TX) The purpose of this position is to monitor compliance of standard operating procedures that impact store profitability. The Senior Asset Protection Auditor is a working supervisor position with direct reports. This role will lead an audit team who will facilitate a broad operational compliance audit, evaluating standard operating procedures, measuring operational execution and identifying deficiencies that have a negative impact on store image and profitability… Learn more[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Loss Prevention Manager, Boston Store, (WI) Our Loss Prevention Managers maintain loss prevention policies and procedures, provide training and motivation for all store associates, and work with store management to keep shrinkage and loss to a minimum. They also promote awareness through workshops, conduct audits, and monitor case preparation to ensure high quality work… Learn moreDistrict Loss Prevention Manager, TJ Maxx, (NV) The District Loss Prevention Manager is an integral part of a fast-growing, ever changing environment that partners with store operations to ensure we provide the best experience to our customers. With a solid leadership, people development and focus on fostering partnerships, the District Loss Prevention Manager takes the complex current LP scenario head-on through building solid partnerships with store and senior regional leadership, law enforcement agencies and is responsible for establishing LP policies and procedures to ensure profitability with customer experience in mind… Learn more   Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Shoplifter Finds DA’s ‘No Prosecute List’ Not Available in His County

first_imgrear view of prison officer leading prisoner in handcuffsAn admitted career crook in Massachusetts who saw the news about Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins’ “No Prosecute List” on a jailhouse TV couldn’t believe it when cops in Weymouth slapped cuffs on him for shoplifting $126 worth of goods from a Stop & Shop.“It’s not a crime, I thought. I saw it on TV when I was in prison,” Glenn Kerivan griped to the Herald on Thursday. Kerivan, a 59-year-old Arlington man who the cops describe as having a “lengthy” criminal history, was arrested May 9 for shoplifting in a Weymouth store, to which he pleaded guilty the next day and was issued a $500 fine.Kerivan also made unsolicited comments during fingerprinting referencing the Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and how he believed she no longer prosecuted shoplifting charges.” Only one problem. Weymouth is in Norfolk County, where DA Michael Morrissey and his prosecutors take a dim view of shoplifting… Boston Herald- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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