Police called to kids’ lemonade stand had the sweetest reaction

first_imgiStock(NEWBURGH, N.Y.) — When a passerby called the cops on a group of kids with a lemonade stand, the responding officers had the perfect reaction.“So the kids where I live decided to have a lemonade stand during rush hour. Smart idea. However, some bitter person decided to call the cops on them,” Whitney Glover shared on Facebook. “Instead of the officers shutting it down they decided to have a cup themselves. Thanks Town of Newburgh Police Department.”Officers Thomas O’Connell Jr. and Clayton Dubois responded to the initial complaint call Monday night over a concern for “kids with signs in the roadway,” chief of police Donald Bruce Campbell told ABC News.“I thought they handled the situation perfectly,” Chief Campbell said. “They first made sure that the kids were safe and were not causing danger to themselves or the public, then they took some time out of their day and before their next call to purchase some lemonade and interact with the kids. It was a great job by them.”Glover, who took the photos and shared the sweet moment, confirmed to ABC News that her daughter was in the green shirt helping sell lemonade.“We live in the complex and all the children play with each other,” she said. “The officers did stay for about 10 minutes enjoying a cup of lemonade with them.”The Town of Newburgh Police Department later shared Glover’s post on their own social media and wrote, “We’re very proud when our officers have a positive impact on the community, especially the children.”Glover said the kids’ stand stayed open and “is still open until the kids go back to school Wednesday.”In over three years as chief of police, Campbell said he had never witnessed a similar call or incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Watch Widespread Panic Soundcheck In Mexico For Panic En La Playa Seis

first_imgWidespread Panic fans are descending on Riviera Maya, Mexico for the sixth annual Panic En La Playa event, which officially begins with performances tonight and will run throughout the week. The gentlemen of Widespread Panic made their way to the stage last night, getting loose for what will be their first performance of 2017.Fortunately, PanicStream was on hand to capture some of the music, snapping a video of Panic’s pre-Playa soundcheck. Take a look at the action in the video below.You can find a full stream for the soundcheck here. Widespread Panic begins Panic en la Playa tonight, February 27th, through March 2nd.[Photo via Dave Vann, taken at Panic en la Playa Cinco in 2016]last_img read more

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DHTA supports decision to invest in LIAT

first_imgThe Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association believes that the recent decision to invest in LIAT has the potential to address several of the current inefficiencies in our air access; providing that this investment gives Dominica legitimate influence in the decision making process within LIAT.In 2011, LIAT passengers totalled 71% of all air access arrivals and almost 47% of total arrivals. It must, therefore, be recognized that LIAT is an essential partner in the tourism sector. With the upcoming withdrawal of American Eagle our LIAT connections will become exponentially more essential. Therefore, this partnership must seek to address the primary constraint of same day access from our major hubs connecting us to North America and Europe.We caution, however, that there is a clear need to address the shortcomings of our air access in order for this partnership to ensure a return on the investment. Additionally, we understand with some cost-effective measures, as well as utilization of strategic partnerships working towards becoming a fueling stop for LIAT, which would further strengthen and decentralize it’s support system, Dominica could be positioned to benefit from and offer additional products and services that could increase revenue and create employment opportunities.Recently the Discover Dominica Authority, with financial assistance from the AID bank, brought together several regional air access consultants, the marketing team from DDA as well as key stakeholders in the private sector to develop an Access Strategy Plan. Recently the Discover Dominica Authority, with financial assistance from the AID bank, brought together several regional air access consultants, the marketing team from DDA as well as key stakeholders in the private sector to develop an Access Strategy Plan. After considerable time and effort put into this plan, there is concern that any investment in LIAT will marginalize the search for other small regional airlines to service the growing demands of Dominica. The proposed Access Plan makes it clear that we must look to other partners to meet international banks of flights at our regional airports.It has never been beneficial to consumers to have monopolies in the region, this encourages high fares and inferior service, two things the tourism industry can ill afford. Given the extremely challenging times in our tourism industry, we must look to make some bold moves in improving access to Dominica. We hope that this investment is viewed as a beginning and not the only solution to our access constraints.Press Release Share LocalNews DHTA supports decision to invest in LIAT by: – June 28, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 21 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater BC Winter Games Ski Team

first_imgThe 2014 B.C. Winter Games are happening in Mission.Whitewater Ski Team will have representation at the Winter Games as four athletes are competing in the GS and Slalom Races. The Games are set for February 20-23.The Whitewater skiers are part of the 2000 athletes attending to compete in 18 sports from throughout BC.Mallard’s Source for sports would honour the skiers with Team of the Week accolades.The contingent includes, Kiley Waterfield, Oso Punchard, Liam Jones and Cheyanne Stevens.last_img read more

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Sport Stacking extraordinaire Sascha MacMillan solid at Worlds

first_imgThe event was won by Josh Hainsel of USA.Sport stacking, which is also known as cup stacking or speed stacking, is an individual and team sport that involves stacking specialized plastic cups in specific sequences.Participants stack cups in pre-determined sequences, competing against the clock or another player.Sequences are usually pyramids of three, six, or ten cups.The governing body setting the rules is the WSSA (World Sport Stacking Association) with the quicker the stacking the better the stacker.Many shoppers frequently Baker Street businesses in Nelson may have noticed MacMillan practising his routine.MacMillan, who used the money raised to cover travel expenses to Korea, placed second, fifth and ninth in the 11-year-old age categories for the three different stacking events.the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) was formed in 2001 for the purpose of promoting and governing sport stacking around the world. The Sport Stacking extraordinaire Sascha MacMillan of South Slocan recently returned from Jeonju, South Korea with a 12th overall place finish in the boy’s division at the Sport Stacking Championships.MacMillan, 11, was one of 300 athletes from 18 countries competing in the individuals, doubles and relays during two days of competing.MacMillan, a member of Team Canada who discovered Sport Stacking on YouTube, finished as the top Canadian in the Male Individual Combined 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and cycle stack category.last_img read more

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South Africa to deliver Status of Women Report

first_imgSouth Africa will know the state of women in the country when President Jacob Zuma presents the first State of the Women Report on Women’s Day. (Image: WSU)To mark Women’s Day on 9 August, President Jacob Zuma will release South Africa’s first Status of Women Report in Sasolburg, in Free State at the official ceremony for the day.This year, the theme for Women’s Month, observed each August in South Africa, is “Women united in moving South Africa forward”, and festivities are taking place against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter as well as the 61st anniversary of the Women’s Charter. Some 20 000 women from all nine provinces are expected to attend the rally in Free State.“Following the demise of apartheid‚ South Africa has moved towards the advancement of women empowerment and gender parity,” says the government. “This was affirmed at the recent Beijing +20 Country Report, which highlighted South Africa’s human rights-based legislative framework; the institutional mechanisms put in place to promote women’s human rights‚ dignity, empowerment and gender equality; and the achievements in the representation of women in decision-making structures and processes‚ both in the public and private sectors.”ADVANCING WOMEN’S RIGHTSThe report was compiled by the Ministry in the Presidency responsible for Women. It serves as a baseline document for the work to promote the socio-economic empowerment of women and gender equality, and to advance their human rights.South Africa has been trying to advance women’s rights since the demise of apartheid.“Over the years, great strides have been made to ensure that women enjoy the same rights as their male counterparts in relation to education, employment, property, inheritance and justice,” said Phumla Williams, the acting cabinet spokesperson. “Women now enjoy equal rights, as enshrined in the Constitution. South African women have taken their rightful place in parliament, government, the private sector and civil society.”WOMEN STILL AT RISKDespite the measures put in place to protect women, as well as the strides that have been made towards gender equality, women remain vulnerable to social risks such as violence, abuse, rape, unemployment and poverty.“[The] government is aware of the challenges and will continue in its endeavours to protect democracy and women’s rights that were built on the actions of the women of the liberation movement,” Williams said. “[The] government has put in place legislation and policies to create an enabling environment for women, and to improve their participation in income-generating activities in the economy.”Gender equality and women’s empowerment was central to the government’s efforts to combat poverty and stimulate sustainable development.MONTH-LONG ACTIVITIESFestivities marking Women’s Month are aimed at creating awareness and promoting understanding of women’s issues. Activities will be held throughout the country, listed on the websites of the South African government, its communications department, and its Ministry for Women.last_img read more

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Two Amanda-Clearcreek FFA teams compete in State Envirothon contest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After placing in the top four in the Area 5 Envirothon, the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter sent two teams to compete in the State Envirothon contest on June 8th and 9th at Mohican State Park. This was the first time the chapter has ever had a team qualify for the state contest, and the first time in at least 15 years that a team from Fairfield County has attended.The Envirothon is a contest which tests students’ knowledge on local Wildlife, Aquatics, Forestry, and Soils, as well as requires them to create and present a presentation in a mere four hours. Over 1,500 students compete in this contest across the state in the five area contests, so it is a tremendous honor to make it to the State Contest.This year, Amanda Clearcreek sent two teams. The first, which placed 11th, consisted of Josie Montoney, Josh Metzon, Kayla Luft, Ruth McKnight, and Adrian Wymer. The second team, who placed 13th, consisted of Ashley Pritchard, Billy L’Huillier, Haley Bigham, Trevor Young, and Dylan Mullen.last_img read more

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SMB dynasty in the offing

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Plenty of Horn for aging Pacquiao View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Alex Cabagnot scored 19 points, had 12 rebounds and 11 assists and became the first local player to complete a triple double in a title series game since Willie Miller of Talk ‘N Text in the 2005 Philippine Cup as he put the icing on the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Finals MVP citation.Cabagnot averaged 20.3 points, eight rebounds and 5.8 assists in the Finals.Charles Rhodes had 30 points and Marcio Lassiter 24 in leading three others with twin digits for San Miguel, counting Chris Ross, the BPC who finished with 14.The season-ending Governors’ Cup starts on July 19 with the Beermen already coming to terms with Wendell McKines as they gun for the sweet treble that sister team San Mig Coffee last completed in 2014 under Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The mighty Beermen broke away in the second period and never looked back. They had the game under wraps as early as the third canto on the way to overcoming their frustrations of the last two seasons here with a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series.More importantly, this batch of Beermen lined itself up for a shot at the Triple Crown which, if completed, will be the franchise’s second after first pulling it off in 1989 with a similarly star-studded team built around the best center at that time, the legendary Ramon Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will tell my team to celebrate and then let’s plan again for the next conference,” Austria said. “Everyone wants that championship and you know what I mean (the Grand Slam).”The Beermen, though, won this series without relying too heavily on the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo, riding the talent of two crack point guards, one of them winning the Best Player of the Conference award two games before and the other running away with the Finals MVP trophy. San Miguel Beer made official talks of a Grand Slam from now on.Brandishing the killers’ instinct that all but doubled the talent of the powerhouse team, San Miguel on Sunday night ripped TNT KaTropa to shreds, 115-91, in Game 6 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Farmland now protected with government Legislation

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – February 22nd, 2019, Bill 52 has strengthened the B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) Regulations by enhancing food security and encouraging farming in the ALR.“I’m very happy to see this law come into full force and effect,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “This new law will encourage farming and better protect farmland by banning mega-mansions, stopping the illegal dumping of waste on farmland and reinstating the one-zone system. It’s a great step in our effort to revitalize the Agricultural Land Reserve so that British Columbians can count on a safe, secure supply of locally grown food on their tables for years to come.”According to the government the Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, 2018 provides three key changes, including: Restricting the removal of soil and increased penalties for the dumping of construction debris and other harmful fill in the ALR.Directly addressing mega-mansions and speculation in the ALR by limiting primary residence size on ALR lands and empowering the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) to approve additional residences if they are for farm use.Reunifying the ALR as a single zone, ensuring consistent rules with strong protections for all provincial ALR land.“At the same time, we’re supporting larger farming families by ensuring that those who need extra living space to support their farming operations have a path forward at the ALC to build a larger home,” said Popham. “Multigenerational farming families are the backbone of agriculture throughout B.C.”November 5th, 2018, Bill 52 was introduced and received royal assent three weeks later requiring regulation to bring the law into force. The government’s legislative changes make it clear that British Columbia’s ALR is for farming and ranching, not for building mega-mansions and dumping construction waste.Established in 1973, the ALR is administered by the ALC, an independent tribunal mandated to preserve agricultural land and encourage farming on agricultural land. The ALR includes over 4.7 million hectares of B.C. that are preserved for agricultural use – less than 5% of B.C.’s total land base.last_img read more

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Potential Trans Mountain pipeline buyer says it agrees with federal principles

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – One of the leaders of a First Nations consortium planning to offer $6.8 billion for majority ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline says federal government principles for Indigenous buyers are “exactly aligned” with its goals.Harrie Vredenburg, a Project Reconciliation executive board member and professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, says the principles unveiled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Monday don’t affect his group’s plan to invite all Indigenous communities in Western Canada to join in a united bid for 51 percent of the pipeline.The four points suggest that discussions of potential Indigenous ownership of the pipeline can proceed only if the communities involved have “meaningful economic participation,” if the deal can proceed in the spirit of reconciliation, and if the resulting entity works to the benefit of all Canadians and goes forward on a commercial basis. Vredenburg says the principles are consistent with messages his organization has shared in meetings with federal department officials over the past five months.He says the project, led by executive chairman Delbert Wapass, a former chief of the Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan, is well-advanced and there have been meetings with investment banks, oil companies and First Nations.Morneau has said the government won’t negotiate the sale of the pipeline it bought for $4.5 billion last summer until after construction of its controversial proposed expansion is “de-risked.”Court-ordered consultations with affected Indigenous groups are expected to wrap up in May, allowing the expansion to go to Ottawa for a decision on approval.last_img read more

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