Poppy collector attacked with hammer

first_img A 79 year-old war veteran was attacked with a hammer on Monday while collecting for the Royal British Legion.Eric Paternoster was attacked while collecting in a Safeway store in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. He is recovering at home but has vowed to return to collecting in next year’s Poppy campaign.A 29-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. Advertisement  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Recruitment / people Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 November 2003 | News Poppy collector attacked with hammer 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.last_img read more

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Virginia is for Adventure Lovers Giveaway!

first_imgThis contest is complete.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on June 15th, 2015. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before June 15th, 6:00 PM EST 2015. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

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Doubting, Denying Till Death

first_imgHow Doubting The Deadly Ebola Virus Disease Is Wiping Almost A Whole Family; But Does Gov’t Care More About The Dead Than The Living? For the second round in less than two months, a set of two persons have died from a single family allegedly, some say, convincingly, from the killer Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Gardnersville area of Monrovia. A month ago, a man affectionately identified as KK, lost his sister and then mother to the virus. The sister worked at the Swaray clinic in Monrovia and was among four nurses that contracted and died from the virus at that clinic.Over the weekend, KK lost his pregnant wife and a teenage daughter; and the man himself is currently sick. Though there was no medical examination before the deaths of the wife and daughter, reports say they were ones taking care of the first set of two persons that died from the virus. The mother got affected when she cared for the corpse of her nurse-daughter.Four down already, more members, even distant relatives of this New Georgia community family and people of the larger Mandingo and Muslim communities are feared to be at higher risk of contracting the virus because KK, an alleged carrier, is roaming unrestrained.After several failed attempts to call in the Ebola Taskforce set up by the Liberian government, officers of the Liberia National Police and health workers arrived at the New Georgia Mosque to seize the suspected Ebola-corpses that were being washed and prayed over. Instead of two, only the wife’s corpse was discovered and taken away by the police and health workers – thanks to family members whom confirmed reports say buried the daughter overnight at an undisclosed location.Denial from Start to EndAlthough KK admits he is sick, he denies carrying Ebola – same denial people say he had held during the times he lost his families. “I am sick. I went to the hospital and they told me I have typhoid; and I am taking typhoid treatment at a clinic in Jamaica Road,” KK told a friend via mobile phone. Though he did not indicate the particular clinic he is taking treatment, staffers at the main clinic on the Jamaica Road denied treating KK for whatever sickness.Alieu Konneh is the Administrator at the Al-Hilal Medical Center, commonly known as the Muslim Clinic.According to him, at no time did his clinic treat KK or any of his family members. However, he admitted talking to a pharmacist in the same vicinity, just around the Boatswain High School, who treated the KK’s deceased-wife with bare hands. “No, we never treated anybody from that family. His wife was taking treatment at one pharmacy around here. I spoke with the guy in that pharmacy, he told me ‘that he referred them to a bigger hospital since her condition was not improving. I think they went to Cooper’s Clinic,” Mr. Konneh said in an interview.For KK, there is no reason to report himself. “What are the people saying? I don’t have Ebola. I have typhoid and I am taking treatment. I am not going anywhere,” he told another friend who spoke with him on phone loudspeaker- encouraging him to report to health workers.Abdullai Mohammed Keita was around when health workers came over for the corpses. “Our problem is not with those that have died already. Our problem is with the husband who is sick, and we understand from the same Ebola virus disease that killed his family. He is still passing among us – infecting all of us. We are at huge risk here, especially considering the kind of community we have. What more does this man want to know about Ebola and the facts surrounding recent deaths in his family before he stops doubting and denying this killer-disease? He is infecting and killing us. Four of your members of the same family can’t just die from malaria, you are sick and other people around you are sick. This is no malaria. Why not report yourself. This is wickedness,” he told me.Higher Risk: Long Chain of Person-to-Person ContactsAt the moment, there is indication that more people might be risk of carrying the virus. Apart from KK’s mother who contracted the virus from her daughter during caretaking, KK’s teenage daughter is said to have contracted the virus while staying with her deceased grandmother. Both KK and his deceased wife are said to have contracted the virus during the same person-to-person contacts – although there is no authentic information on the sequence of contraction and infection.As confirmed information indicates, KK’s daughter was buried without the knowing of many people and circumstances surrounding the burial remain sketchy. However, there is no skepticism about people getting involved with the process. This means people involved with the burial might be possible Ebola-carriers. Also, his wife was taken at the New Georgia mosques where scores of Muslims prayed over the body for burial. Although the corpse was not washed by the group, it was transported from one point to another – whether from a hospital or a home before reaching the mosque. Since the body was lifted and carried by people, there is no doubt people might have contacted each other.One person put it squarely: “It was not machined that brought the body here. They were people and that means those who touched this body are infected. Moreover, KK himself was among us here today. He is sick yet he moves among us like there is nothing wrong with him.”On social media, comments over reports that an Ebola-suspected corpse was in the open at the New Georgia mosque were many but all pointed toward one direction: “Aren’t people aware of the Ebola circumstances these days?”One poster, Benedictus Doctu Yahn, said: “People will never learn. ‘Don’t wash dead bodies.’ They will never learn. We have a long way with a virus that can be stopped from spreading provided people follow the instructions.”Kla Edward Toomey: “Are they not hearing all the awareness?”Yonnah Saba Kra: “How wicked people are. They’re spreading the virus to random people. Oh! My God”Charlotte Wonasue is a neighbor to them. “This (report) is so true because they are my neighbors and we never knew until his sister and mother died and KK is seriously sick.”She continued: “He is lying because he was the one who held his mother on his back and put her in his car; and he is very sick. I saw him today but when he learned that the community people were calling the Ebola team – that was when he left. The deaths occurred in the New Georgia Oldfield behind Jonathan Paylaylay’s house – the first truck garage. Ask for Mr. Ansu Kromah, you will find the place because they had the feast for KK’s mother in the same area,” she added.“He is a friend. He needs to come out to go through the due processes to make sure that he is Ebola free or to be treated for his own safety,” Mohammed Segbemadee Konneh, a Liberian resident in Philadelphia said on Facebook.More Concern for the Dead, Not the Living-CarriersWhile the government insists it is exerting every effort and available resource to contain the spread of the virus, many people think its strategies only put more people at eminent risk.“See what the government is doing. They collect the dead bodies and never care to arrest or even ask for people the deceased might have contacted. This man lost his sister and mother; now his wife and kid are dead. Are there no conscious people to ask for people these dead people might have contacted while they were alive and sick? No! You collect dead bodies and never quarantine their houses, or people they have contacted. These people in turn will go about contacting and infecting other people. This way, there is no way to contain the spread of the virus. Let’s not pretend,” Marie Klay who stood watching the police and health workers take away KK’s wife’s corpse, said in frustration.During similar incidents at the St. Tolbert Estate Junction on Monday where two persons died, people became uneasy because health workers only took away the dead bodies when in fact they were told that other people in the same house were sick and carrying symptoms of Ebola. “They just took the dead bodies, threw them in the car and then pulled off. Nothing more! So, the government is deliberately allowing more people to carry the virus to infect other people. See what Nigeria is doing just because of one Ebola death,” Marcus Sheriff of Stephen Tolbert noted.In Nigeria, 177 primary and secondary contacts have been placed under surveillance or isolation just from one Ebola death. Nigeria’s Heath Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu Monday confirmed the figures. “It has been 22 days since EVD first landed in Nigeria. As at today, 177 primary and secondary contacts of the index case have been placed under surveillance or isolation. 9 developed EVD, bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to 10. Of these 10, 2 have died (the Liberian American and the Nigerian nurse) while 8 are alive and currently on treatment,” Prof. Chukwu is quoted by the Vanguard.In Liberia, where are more than 190 confirmed Ebola deaths, report of isolating contacts is rare. A prominent question asked by emergency responders is “is the person dead?” This, citizens believe puts more concern on the dead than the living. “If you just talk of sick people and not dead body, no one cares for your call,” a relative of dying lady said.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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Police nab Essequibo Coast ganja farmer

first_imgPolice ‘G’ Division ranks (Essequibo Coast and Islands) have arrested a 29-year-old man after stumbling upon several ganja farms along with two camps in the Onderneeming Backlands of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).The bottle with the ammunitionThe bust was made at about 16:45h on Friday, when a party of Policemen on foot patrol in the Onderneeming Backlands in search of a wanted man observed a camp with a group of men therein. The ranks approached the men, but came under fire. The suspects then fled into the nearby bushes, but were pursued by the ranks, during which the 29-year-old resident of Onderneeming was apprehended.The officers also observed that there were two camps with about 15 kilograms of dried cannabis and a quantity of groceries, kitchen utensils, two hammocks, and clothing therein. A bottle containing two live cartridges and five .38 spent shells was also found in one of the camps.The camps were surrounded by six fields — about 8 1/4 acres — of marijuana plants, approximately 11,700 in total, ranging in height from six inches to seven feet. There was also a nursery with about 700 seedlings therein.Everything was photographed before the camps and their contents were destroyed by fire. The 29-year-old suspect remains in custody assisting with ongoing investigationslast_img read more

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Wiltshire two-day Domino tournament starts tomorrow

first_imgTurning Point Sports Club and Dynasty Sports Bar will be buzzing with activity when Senior Organising Secretary of the Georgetown Domino Association, Mark ‘Jumbie’ Wiltshire, stages a two-day competition — commencing tomorrow and concluding Monday — at the two above mentioned venues respectively.Tournament Organiser Mark “Jumbie” Wiltshire (left) receiving the sponsorship from All Seasons Racing Service staffer Shunile HaniffThe event, being sponsored by All Seasons Racing Service on Robb Street, will see over $200,000 in cash prizes and trophies up for grabs.The winning team will take home $130,000; runner-up $60,000, and third place $20,000. According to Wiltshire, all prizes are guaranteed.The tournament will be run on a points system, with the winning team in each round allotted five points, while second and third placed finishers will receive three points and one point respectively.Teams are expected from Bartica, Essequibo Coast, Linden, Berbice and Demerara; and double-six time is 14:30hrs.According to Wiltshire entrance fee is $12,000 per team, and interested teams can contact him on tele#665-5855 for more information.Food and drinks will be on sale throughout the day, while all Guyana National Domino Federation rules will be in effect.Each team is asked to walk with a pack of dominoes.last_img read more

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ThisWeKnow: New Semantic Web App Tames Massive Data Sets from Data.gov

first_imgData.gov launched in May this year to make huge data sets of information from federal agencies available in machine-readable formats. While incredibly valuable, these data sets are not particularly useful in their current format to anyone but researchers, statisticians, sociologists, developers, or others used to parsing databases searching for trends.At least for geographically relevant information, ThisWeKnow provides one use case for the data sets. Users can enter the name or ZIP code of any community and get details on all kinds of factors, from violent crime to companies releasing pollutants.Each search for a location will generate a page of “factoids,” as ThisWeKnow calls them. Single sentences that express statistics about the community, these factoids can be clicked for deeper digging, as seen below, or can be shared on Twitter by clicking the “tweet this” links on the page. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start Developed by a consortium of three different organizations (web app shop and data analysis firm GreenRiver.org, web design studio Sway Design, and semantic web database company Intellidimension), ThisWeKnow is written in Ruby on Rails. It communicates via SPARQL to an RDF database. The source code is available under an MIT license at GitHub. Users can also see the SPARQL query that generated the information on any particular page of the site.Out of the box, ThisWeKnow presents interesting information; however, we are interested to see how the developers proceed to offer more options for sorting, comparing, and visualizing the available data.GreenRiver.org managing director Michael Knapp addressed our desire for more granular data in an email, saying, “The presentation of these data at the town level was somewhat arbitrary – we figured it would be more recognizable to end users than block groups, etc. We needed to combine numerous data sets which present data at very different spatial aggregations, and of the 9 or 10 databases we’ve loaded, only one used coordinate data… Our vision is to have numerous facets into these data, including time (history), issues, etc., in addition to place-based ‘factoids’.”In its first phase of development, the ThisWeKnow team has focused on a handful of spatially focused data sets from six different agencies in the Data.gov catalog. Ultimately, they hope to make the entire Data.gov catalog available to the public and give developers an API to access the data, as well. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Jahlil Okafor Is “Obsessed” With Netflix, Believes In Mermaids, Loves Documentaries About Bigfoot

first_imgJahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones at McDonald's All-American Game.Twitter/@BigJah15 Twitter/@BigJah15Twitter/@BigJah15Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor is a 6-foot-10 center with one of the most refined offensive post-games in college basketball, and is almost guaranteed to be the top overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. That we all know. The Wall Street Journal dug a bit deeper into the Blue Devils star, and found out that he’s much more than a talented basketball player… he is also a very unique personality. Specifically, he loves cryptozoology and is adamant about the existence of mermaids.Okafor is obsessed with Netflix. He keeps a teenager’s diet of action movies and soapy television series, but his secret soft spot is for documentaries about odd phenomena—the weirder, the better. Okafor is well-versed in the legend of Bigfoot, for example. He also likes mermaids.“That’s always been my interest,” Okafor said. “Things of the unknown.”…What he likes to do instead—when he’s not playing basketball, of course—is watch television by himself. He has a taste for the mythical. Okafor has tipped multiple people off to a Discovery Channel special that promised new evidence that mermaids are real.“I tried to tell them,” he said. “They wouldn’t listen.”He was doing this in high school, too. Okafor once raved to his coach about a Bigfoot documentary he had just devoured. “He tried to get me to watch that,” said Tyrone Slaughter. “I was like: I’m not watching that.”His college teammates now know who to ask if they ever need a movie recommendation. Okafor even found a kindred spirit in his roommate Tyus Jones, who joined him for a documentary about monster snakes, though he struggled to remember the exact names of Okafor’s favorite films. “A lot of them are just about nature,” Jones said.Jones added: “He’d be a good person to talk to during Shark Week. That’s the kind of stuff he’s really into. And I’m a pretty big fan of Shark Week, too.”Luckily for Duke fans, the Blue Devils’ title hopes are a bit more believable than many of the things that Okafor binge-watches.[WSJ via SB Nation]last_img read more

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