first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Local NewsCrime Brandon Lee Grogan Odessa police arrested a man Sunday after his grandparents were injured during a domestic disturbance.Brandon Lee Grogan, 23, was arrested around 11 p.m. Sunday and charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony, and assault family violence, a misdemeanor.An Odessa police release stated that officers were told by a 67-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, identifying Grogan as their grandson, that Grogan pushed the woman with an open hand on the shoulder causing her pain, then pushed the man down to pavement, causing injuries to his knees and elbow.The release stated the incident started as an argument about Grogan smoking cigarettes in the residence. Grogan was charged, arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center, with bonds totaling $15,371. Records indicated Grogan was still in custody as of Tuesday morning. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By admin – March 27, 2018 Pinterest Man arrested after grandparents injured WhatsApp Previous articleMan arrested on family violence charges involving wife, childNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 27 adminlast_img read more

first_imgDisability rights campaigners from Donegal and Thomas Pringle TD are a step closer to cementing a historic change for people with disabilities across Ireland.The Dáil has this week passed a motion brought forward by Deputy Pringle to secure a right to access a personal assistance service for disabled people.The motion calls on the government to legislate for funding a personal assistance service for those who need it in Ireland.  It also requests the Dáil to legislate to provide for the establishment of a Commissioner for Independent Living within the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The motion was welcomed and unanimously agreed upon in the Dáil on Wednesday.Speaking afterwards, Thomas Pringle TD said: “I want to thank the Centre for Independent Living in Donegal Rosaleen Bradley, Frank Larkin and Vicky Mathew who have been very supportive of the motion and who continue to campaign for the rights of people with disabilities in Donegal.“While I welcome the overwhelming support in the Dáil for my motion it’s time the Government shows its support with action by legislating to establish a Commissioner for Independent Living tasked with the necessary functions to enable the right to access a personal assistance service for people with disabilities in Ireland.”“While we have a Personal assistance service in Ireland, it is chronically underfunded, inconsistent and incomplete, restricting the lives of many disabled people and their desire for independent living,” Pringle explained. “I know that many disabled people can attest to this in the context of Donegal as people in rural Ireland face extra barriers to independent living with the added restriction of limited access to transport, education and employment.“Many thousands of people in Ireland have access to a Personal Assistance service, yet many more than that remain without. Currently, only 0.3% of disabled people have access to a personal assistant service.“For those who do get it, the service remains limited and access is restricted due to lack of funding. Since 2008 funding for PA hours has not increased and disabled people have been witnesses to the constant degradation of support services as Governments past and present continue to outsource service provision in this country. It can depend where you are on the waiting lists, which Health are you live in in the case of CHO1 for Donegal access to health services is even more restricted and under resourced.“I welcome the support for this motion as it continues my work on rights-based initiatives which I believe is the only way we can achieve progress in this country and the only way we can eradicate inequality, disadvantage and the barriers which disable people in society.”Donegal’s disability advocates at the heart of Pringle’s successful Dáil motion was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgRedding >> Friday’s season opener between the Corning Cardinals and host Enterprise Hornets saw plenty of mistakes on the part of both teams but the Hornets were able to capitalize with a couple of big plays and came away with the 14-0 win.“We all make mistakes, me included,” Corning coach John Studer told his players following the game. The key for the team would be to see how it can improve before the home opener Friday against Las Plumas.Studer said, mistakes aside, the loss was the result …last_img

first_imgSouth Africans do it for Madiba in the second Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day, Johannesburg, 13 July 2014 (Photo: Nelson Mandela Day)More than 17 000 runners participated in the second Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day in Johannesburg on Sunday, creating the biggest corporate relay ever seen in Africa.Over 1 700 teams took part, each 10-person team running 67 kilometres – each team member running 6.7 kilometres – to pay tribute to the 67 years that Nelson Mandela dedicated to South Africa’s liberation from apartheid.“Today should remind us of who we were and who we want to be,” Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang told participants at the event.“If Tata was here, he would be smiling at the effort everyone has put into this day. Funds raised from today’s event will be used to preserve and digitise Nelson Mandela’s papers – the oldest of which dates back to 1929 – for generations to come.“Madiba’s commitment to service is at the heart of this race, and we look forward to growing this event even further in years to come,” Hatang said.Kaya FM MD Greg Maloka described the relay as “a remarkable event that honours the work of our Tata and celebrates 20 years of freedom. This event is about so much more than the relay – it is about the human spirit.”Several corporate relay teams took home trophies and medals for winning their respective categories, and Telkom was applauded for having the largest number of teams – 67 – taking part in the relay.The Nedbank Running Club took gold in the men’s open relay category for the second year running, with Monama Pharmacy winning the women’s open relay title. In the mixed category, Discovery Athletic Club took gold.last_img read more

first_imgcurt hopkins Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Saturday was the 395th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. (Some believe it is also the 447th anniversary of his birth.) Shakespeare is, arguably, the world’s greatest playwright. He is certainly the most produced and most translated one. For those who think he’s overrated, fine. But some national literatures, like Poland’s, grew out of the effort of translating Shakespeare into the native language. Unsurprisingly, the fastest-growing technology, the social Web, has mostly kept pace with the playwright. So here is a short list of ways online to either discover Shakespeare, rediscover him or just compare and contrast. There is an aesthetic, after all, to the intersection of technology and art. Dig. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. MIT’s online resource for all the texts of Shakespeare’s work for free. Open Source Shakespeare. Download and print any of Shakespeare’s work.The Folios. Facsimiles of the first four printed folios. Shakespeare Authorship. If you find working class people objectionable, or perhaps believe that 9/11 was an “inside job,” you’ll probably find the “authorship question” to your liking. You may not like this site, however, as it seems to demand scholarship from Antistratfordians that Antistratfordians do not demand of themselves.Shakespearean Insult Generator. Enjoy, thou surly dizzy-eyed puttock! You don’t like it? Then perhaps you’ll enjoy the Shakespearean Insulter, thou spongy brazen-faced scullian.Shakespearean Festivals and Theatres. See the plays in their original context, on the boards. Folger Podcasts. Podcasts from the American home of Shakespeare resources, the Folger Library in DC. Royal Shakespeare Company on YouTube. The RSC‘s main page would not open for us. (Come on, guys. Seriously?) But their YouTube channel shows a great deal of this world leader’s work. Stratford Festival. Canada’s Stratford Festival is one of the world’s largest and they have done better than average in using social media to connect with fans. (The average, to be clear, is unbelievably low.) Apps. Developers have created applications for both the Android and the iPhone. The problem is, most of the Android apps are just text-based and most of the iPhone offerings are just…trailers. One thing I’ve had some grief finding is a central source for MP3s of Shakespeare plays, poems and essays. If you have a source you like, as well as other resources, including podcasts and blogs, please drop them in the comments. Chandos portrait via Wikipediacenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#art#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

first_imgPerhaps the single most valuable way for a child care professional to develop a truly effective partnership with a family is to learn what life looks like from their perspective. This is especially true when working with military families, particularly if a child care professional has little or no experience with military life. When we invite military parents to tell us their stories and share their perspectives, they can open our eyes to the impact of military culture and service on the day-to-day experiences of their family. It’s a viewpoint that can radically improve our understanding of the child and of the family as a whole, giving us insight on how best to work with them to provide wise and sensitive care and support for their child.Rhonda and her two boysI have become convinced of this truth through getting to know Rhonda Spearman, a military wife and mom whose Air Force Reserve family has navigated two deployments with two young children. Rhonda graciously shared her family’s experiences during our web conference, “Intentional Connections: Establishing Positive Relationships between Child Care Providers and Military Families.”From Rhonda, we all learned about the different ways her two boys showed, via their behavior, that their dad’s deployment preparation, separation and return (and mom’s stress) were deeply affecting them emotionally. We also heard Rhonda’s suggestions, born of experience, for child care providers, teachers and administrators who want to support child, homefront parent, and service member through it all.But, as you might imagine, our one webinar only provided enough insight from Rhonda to whet our appetites and make us want more! Happily, she has agreed to continue sharing what she has learned (and continues to learn) about military family life, young children, and supportive partnerships with educators through a series of blog posts. Each Tuesday, we will be posting a question from a child care professional’s perspective that is related to understanding and supporting military families, followed by Rhonda’s response.If you haven’t listened to the webinar yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It’s available here (along with downloadable powerpoint slides and other resources). You will get to know Rhonda and her family and hear the many lessons they are learning about living the military life with two young children. You’ll also gain valuable ideas for supporting the military families that you work with.  And you’ll want to hear more from Rhonda in the coming weeks!Next Tuesday’s Q&A: Why might some military parents be uncomfortable talking to child care professionals?Check out the other parts of the series!Part 2: Understanding Parenting DecisionsPart 3: Why I’m Reluctant to Talk to YouPart 4: Insights from a Military ParentPart 5: Adjusting to Home Life after Deployment__________________________________________For more online resources and places to connect with others around the topic of child care for military families, check out our homepage.__________________________________________This blog post was written by Kathy Reschke, Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network.last_img read more

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Languido, Miranda nail Milo 42k finals slots Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Powerhouse squads Ceres Negros and Kaya Makati took a step closer to the four-team Finals Series with gritty wins on Saturday in the Philippines Football League.The Busmen leaned on a 27th minute goal from Bienvenido Marañon to subdue Stallion Laguna, 1-0, at Biñan Football Stadium, while Kaya slipped past Global Cebu, 2-0, at University of Makati.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kaya, with 44 points from 25 matches, is four points behind Meralco Manila which has already secured a place in the Finals Series, while Ceres remained in third with 42 points in just 19 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more