For Cheating Sandy-Damaged Homeowners, New York
For Cheating Sandy-Damaged Homeowners, NJ Contractor Sentenced
A contractor was given three years sentence in state prison. Reason - he stole $450,000+ from 19 homeowners. He failed to repair the properties of these homeowners in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy.
George LaRosa, the owner/operator of GL Construction, aged 50, a resident of Barnegat, has been asked to pay restitution. This will go to his victims. In September, he had pleaded guilty to theft by deception. After Superstorm Sandy, he entered into contracts with nineteen homeowners throughout Lacey Township, Stafford Township, Long Beach Township, Toms River Township, Little Egg Harbor, and Ship Bottom. He promised to repair the homes which would be ravaged by the storm.
The prosecutors of Ocean County said LaRosa used their money for personal use, thereby, failing to do the work he promised. Further, he even closed his company. Overall in restitution, LaRosa will have to pay $456,000.
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Occupied school bus accident in Belt Parkway
On Wednesday morning a school bus, having children on board met with an accident near 150th Street in Queens, around 7.30 Am.
Chopper 4 was the first to arrive on the scene. Later police, firefighters and ambulance gathered around the school bus that was off the side road.
In the surveillance video it was shown that many students were being escorted toward the ambulance. No such serious injuries, they were able to walk.
The eastbound right lane on the Belt Parkway remains blocked as first responders assess the incident. No further information is available.
School Librarian killed by a house fire, calling it an accident
School Librarian was killed by a house fire in New Jersey, authorities calling it an accident. Ocean County Prosecutor's Office reports that the woman's body was found in her family, Tom River house after the fire was put out. The fire spread to four surrounding homes from an adult and three children were able to escape.
Authorities were not able to identify her name but the school district neighbors of Lakewood identified her as Sara Trahey, who was married and had three young kids. Grief counselors were available Monday at the elementary school where she worked.
"Our school community is saddened to learn of the sudden and tragic death of Mrs Sara Trahey, the Media Specialist at the Ella G. Clarke School. Mrs. Trahey was an outstanding Educator who cared very deeply about the success and well being of each and every one of her students," written by Laura Winters, the Lakewood superintendent to CONSOLE her district parents and guardians.
The cause of the fire is yet to be known but it's assumed it was because of smoke inhalation and fire-related injuries.
Man flashes himself with gun to two woman and a teen
A serial killer was caught in action when he flashed his weapon (gun) towards two women and exposed himself in front of a teenage girl on Long Island, according to the police.
A 17-year old was walking back home from Valley Stream High school on Tuesday afternoon when a car pulled off and a man of between 25 to 30 years asked her for directions, police reports. When she tried to help him, he started petting and exposed himself to the girl and then ran off.
Later, almost after an hour the same man exposed himself to a 56- year old woman on Brixton Road South in Garden City. On Grove Street in Valley Stream, he pointed a gun on a woman who was passing by and demanded her valuables while exposing him on Thursday, says the police.
Police have released a photo of the car they believe the man was driving when the incidents took place. An investigation is ongoing.
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14 Year old boy charged with Murder in Tessa Majors Killings.
The brutal murder case of Tessa Majors has taken a new turn. In the latest turn of events, a 14-year old boy has been charged with the murder. The boy is accused of fatally stabbing the victim during a park robbery in December. Majors was a student of Bernard College, and the incident reportedly took place near her school. District Attorney of Manhattan, Cyrus R Vance Jr, has informed that the accused, Rashaun Weaver, will be charged as an adult. Two counts of second-degree murder and several counts of robbery have been charged on Cyrus.
The Investigators have stood on their stance since the beginning that the accused wielded the weapon after Ms. Major bit the hand of Cyrus during a violent struggle. The body of Ms. Majors was found outside Morningside Park at night on 11th December. The arrest has relaxed the police department, which had immense pressure to solve the case.
New York Giants should consider these two tackle prospect in the second draft on NFL 2020.
The 4th overall pick of the NFL 2020 draft is held by the New York Giants this year. The team already has Clemson as a standout linebacker, and they also have Isaiah Simmons on the board. General Manager Dave Gettleman might not be worried about the draft. However, there is a high probability that the Giants might trade a few trade slots in exchange for capital from the teams which are in dire need of a QuarterBack.
The teams looking for a Quarterback are Dolphins and Chargers. The Manager of the side might opt to sign an offensive tackler in the group. Two prime options for the Manager are Austin Jackson from OT, USC, who is being touted as a 1st or 2nd round pick. Another option could also lie with Trey Adams of OT Washington.
Money being raised for New York by Auburn CAPA Choir.
New York's Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous venues for musical performances. It soon could see the addition of a little Rockford flavor. However, if the Auburn CAPA choir wants to perform at the venue, they will have to raise some funds. The Auburn CAPA choir performed at the Rockford meeting this week and surprised the Board with their exhilarating performance.
The choir performed an acapella version of stand by me. The group has a target to raise $10,000in order to perform at Carnegie Hall and therefore, can be spotted performing singing telegrams. The group is about half of their goal and have set up a 'fund me' page to reach their target. A recent video uploaded by the group on Facebook has reached 30,000 views.
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Name and Logo of Astros banned from two little leagues in California after disclosure of the cheating scandal.
Two little leagues in California have banned any teams from portraying Astros after their cheating scandal was disclosed. The ban has come after an outcry from parents who felt disgusted after the incident. The Orange County Register has reported the incident. The Astros have been alleged of cheating using trash cans and technology. The decision by the little league came in the light of these cheating charges.
The incident occurred in 2017, a year that saw Astros winning the World Series. Steve Klaus, the president of Long Beach Little League, has told OCR that the parents are disgusted with Astros and the cowardliness they have shown by not taking ownership of the incident. The Long Beach Little League has also banned Braves and Indians in the earlier season of its inception. However, the spokesperson of the company has stated that the previous ban was due to cultural sensitivity as opposed to the current ban.
Old terror case ended against the California man.
The California man who was lined to a purported Al-Qaida sleeper cell has finally received some relief. The federal prosecutors have reported that they won't be pressing charges after the conviction against the man was overturned last year. The game has been one of the highest-profile cases post the disaster of 9/11.
He had a prison sentence of 14 years and was discharged last August from jail when he completed more than half of his sentence. Hamit Hayat was a cherry picker from the community of Lodi in the agricultural heartland of Central Valley. He was charged with providing material support to the terrorist as well as lying to the FBI. He was convicted in 2006 after he attended a terrorist camp and was plotting an attack on the United States of America.
The statistics of homelessness in Los Angeles are Scary.
The crisis of homelessness in Calfornia is prevalent in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of residents are struggling to hold a permanent resident in the city. In the meantime, most of the homeless crowd is also fighting with the issue of substance abuse. The last survey on homeless people was conducted in 2019. The study reported showed 36,165 people struggling with a constant living situation.
The report suggested an 18% increase in homeless people when compared to the 2018 survey. The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority reported the study. Out of the stated number of homeless citizens, 8,944 were reported to be living in shelters, whereas 27, 221 people don’t even have a shelter on their heads. Los Angeles remains the least affordable market in terms of houses in the USA. The number of people living in cars, vans, and under makeshift tents increased in 2019.
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Наносит вред детям.
В Новосибирском музее открылась выставка "Каждой твари по паре", которая вызвала возмущение и негодование у православного активиста Ивана Квасницкого. Человек обратился с жалобой в полицию и Министерство культуры. Дело в том, что выставка состояла из экспонатов животных во время спаривания. Так как Иван является членом Новосибирского координационного совета в защиту общественной нравственности, культуры и традиционных семейных ценностей, он конечно же выступил против таких выставок. Так как они наносят вред детям, и подрывают мораль и культуру в обществе. Он заявил, что это не должны показывать ни в школе, ни в театре, ни в музее. У этой выставки должна быть определённая возрастная категория. В эту категорию не должны входить дети до 16 лет. Все вопросы касающиеся размножения объясняют родители. В наше время когда не осталось моральных ценностей и устоев, эта тема очень щекотлива. Нужно ли объяснять что-то детям когда им доступен интернет. Но то, что провоцировать любопытство детей не стоит, это уж точно.
Galamsey,its negative effects and the way forward for Ghana.
Galamsey (gather and sell) or illegal mining in recent years (2016-2020), has been on singing lips of stakeholders and perplexed the minds of the general public in Ghana has well as drawn the attention of international bodies. Our media; both the print and electronic have become occupied by various analyst who express various disposition on the act.
Annually, illegal mining is estimated to mine 28 billion tons of material from the earth. This is more than what is removed by the natural erosion of all the earth's rivers. Worldwide, mining generates an estimated 2.7 billion tons of processing waste each year. Mining (galamsey) could also cause more damaging deforestation than bad farming practices in certain parts of the country, Ghana.
In gold bearing communities such as Nkaseim, Kenyasi, Wuramumuso, Mehame, Tarkwa, Prestea, Elmina, Bogoso, Sefwi and Banda, witness the devastating nature of galamsey to the community. Resaerch show that of those employed in galamsey operations in Ghana, are the youth, women and children representing one of the highest in the world as well as our able-bodied men.
Legislation and its enforcement with regards to mining in Ghana has been poorly conducted; making room for the high profile of the communities to engage the service of the old and young in stripping the nation of its resources. As a result, illegal mining activities are not only environmentally destructive than need be, but do not produce its full economic benefit. Raping the nation off its taxes and royalities. With no study to back their operations, galamsey operators fail to estimate the full costs of eroded land, polluted rivers and displacement of people unlucky enough to live on top of mineral deposits. Virgin land are destroyed without giving the kowtow to the future generations.
It is in the light of this rampant nature of the menace and the growing concern of the general public that I humbly appeal to you for a space in your esteemed newspaper to air my views on the causes and effects of these galamsey acts and suggest ways which could be taken to check the occurrence of this negative act.
The main factors that combine to trigger the decision of individuals to involve in illegal mining stems from hard economic times and unemployment’s in these gold bearing communities.
The ailing economy of our country, which is incapable of supporting the skilled worker.High cost of living, inflation and the non performing power of the cedi makes live unbearable. Making the life of its people difficult. Citizens do not enjoy free or low cost medical care, accommodation, water and electricity and this makes it extremely difficult for them to perform their social responsibilities. They are unable to provide three square meals a day for their children, let alone provide them their necessities and education. Most disheartening is that they live in empty rooms. But man’s desire to acquire the comforts of life remains a dream. For these parents to live a Huggermugger to disgrace or failure, they entertain the thoughts of involving in galamsey which could serve them greener pastures.
Again, the nations is constantly involved in economic reforms and structural adjustment programs, hence the few people who have jobs are thrown out of jobs. Those who finds themselves in this unfortunate situation become frustrated and are unable to sustain themselves. They need to earn a living and have access to necessities of life. Thoughts of survival compel these men and women to consider galamsey as a lucrative venture that is worth exploiting.
Additionally, the lack of employment opportunities in this country is a contributory factor to this situation. The absence of jobs facilities jerk natives to connive with foreigners to dope the nation. It is very disheartening to find university graduates, qualified trained nurses and midwives, professional laboratory scientists, etc. making frantic efforts to search for jobs that do not exist. Most heart-breaking is that the few lucky ones who find jobs are not well paid.
For others it’s the mere desire to enrich their lives with material things such as cars, mansions and money to show off that motivates them to engage in these deviant acts.
The effects of galamsey are adverse and extremely unpleasant. We do not need a seer to sooth say that our country is in danger of collapsing, if the country's fertile land and resources are misappropriated through galamsey practices. Below are some listed effects of galamsey:
EFFECTS OF GALAMSEY
People living in these artisanal environments faces huge threats from galamsey operators. Due to the nature of the work; the citizens are faced with issues of dust, noise pollution, land degradation, water pollution and bad weather conditions that disturb human survival and pecuniary activities. The public cry and fear for this menace is the destructive nature of the environment which if unattended can lead to a desert country in the near future to emanate.
Deforestation, is a major part of the damages galamsey causes to the environment. It involves the clearing of the forest leading to cutting down of trees, to enable them accomplish their operation, of extracting gold. These illegal galamsey workers also do not put in place any measures that will safeguard them from losing their lives. With the fact that the illegal sappers are mostly unskilful, they also use unprotected tools and equipment making them a big threat to the nation
In 2014, a newspaper the daily guide reported that some students had dropped out of school to pursue a career in galamsey, this indicates the adverse effect it has on the education of children of school going age.
Eventually, brilliant and gifted students who could have blossomed into scholars of repute to take charge of the affairs of the country, end up digging pits searching for gold.
According to the Ghana Health Service, mercury, which is a heavy metal and one of the chemicals used by illegal miners in their activities, had a dire effect on the health of humans, as it could cause the breakdown of the central nervous system.
The practice of galamsey activities in the country involves their crude and wasteful methods provide one of the hardest challenges to public health. It involves water use methods and alluvial mining techniques that cause devastating pollution of rivers, streams and lakes. Toxic chemicals such as mercury that have long term health implications on communities for generations are released into these water bodies. The use of these heavy metals to pollute surface and underground water has severe health implications that would not manifest immediately but in the near future. Mercury dispensed through the activities of illegal miners in the form of mercury vapor and the pollution of surface and underground water are highly toxic to humans.
With most surrounding communities depending on the rivers and underground wells for water supply, the end up taken in the mercury saturated water which gets absorbed into the blood to execute it deadly purpose of breaking down the nervous system.
In other for us to win the war against galamsey I propose the following;
Education; Galamsey if done properly and under strict adherence to mining protocols can earn the nation a fair deal of dollars. Educating the operators on the right methods of extracting these minerals through seminars and workshops can go a long way to minimize the effects of illegal mining.
Additionally, the government through the offices of the Minerals Commision, Environmental Protection Agency and the Ghana water resource should ensure that the stringent laws governing our natural resources must be set to motion. I fervently appeal to the government to pass a law to deter some irresponsible and greedy people whose primal desire is to sacrifice the country’s natural resources for self-satisfaction.Further steps should be taken to ensure the security recruits made to protect lands and the other resources.
Also, strenuous efforts should be made by the government to revive the country’s ailing economy and make living conditions better to ensure sanity in our nation. If the economy is improved, parents will be in a better place to provide all the basic needs of their children and give them access to quality education.
Finally, our political and traditional leaders should hold their tongues and refrain from making flippant remarks to the public. They aimed at being innocent from these artisanal acts but are the backbone of the canker. Which people are responsible for giving lands for people to operate on? Save us now or never.
It is my keen hope that the suggestions that have been given would be carefully considered to eliminate this unpleasant situation in Ghana.
В Новосибирске в Ленинском районе есть школа No109, которая находится в аварийном состоянии. Не смотря на то, что администрация школы утверждает обратное. То есть что всё под контролем и всякое такое. Но есть очевидцы, которые видели, как с потолка сыпется штукатурка. А если потолки мокрые, а отопление проходит под потолком, возникает вопрос. Возможно протекла труба? Хотя администрация упорно утверждает, что потолки потекли из-за того, что стал таять снег который был на крыше. А снега там было не мало. Не стоит долго разбираться. Ремонт в этой школе, как и во многих других, не делали уже 20 лет. Алиса, бывшая ученица этой школы, которую она закончила год назад. Утверждает, что штукатурка сыпалась всегда, но потолки не промокали.