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Suspects in teen robberies arrested

January 11, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgMales in a similarly described green car robbed teenagers walking home from school an hour earlier near Bailey Street and Gregory Avenue, said Zuhlke. Whittier Police Department detectives were informed that one suspect lived in Anaheim, and they were investigating the case along with Anaheim Police Department, said Zuhlke. A suspect was arrested in Anaheim on Feb. 10, and police searched a hotel room there where he was staying. Police also searched a home in South Whittier that day and arrested two other suspects in the robberies, said Zuhlke. They recovered iPods and other property at both locations, he said. Zuhlke did not release the names of the suspects, stating that they are all juveniles. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was unusual,” said Zuhlke. “But what was of more concern was that they were targeting kids walking home from school. They brandished a shotgun and knife.” Whittier Union High School District officials sent out a recorded message to their students Friday night. “Over the past three days, students in Whittier and surrounding communities have reported they were aggressively confronted by a group of adult males as they walked home from school,” the recording stated. “We strongly encourage students to use safety precautions when walking to school, walking home, or walking around the community.” That day, two robberies occurred in Whittier, said Zuhlke. Males in a late-model, green compact car pulled up to a teenager waiting for a bus at Lambert Road and Gunn Avenue about 3:30 p.m. Friday, said Zuhlke. They grabbed his backpack, which was on the seat beside him, he said. WHITTIER – Police believe they have put a stop to a series of “drive-up” robberies targeting high school students. Three males, all under the age of 18, have been arrested and charged with robbing high school-age people wearing iPods, said Whittier Police Department spokesman Jason Zuhlke. The males are suspected of driving up to teenagers wearing iPods, and demanding their iPods and other valuables. last_img read more

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Fort St. John Film Society releases Winter/ Spring Film Selections

January 10, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgFebruary 24, 2020- Sometimes Always Never The films are shown on Mondays at the Landmark Cinemas 5 Aurora tickets are $13.00 each or you can buy a flex pass for $55.00 for 5 films. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Winter and Spring Flim selections have been released by the Fort St. John Film Society. April 27, 2020- Hope Gap April 20, 2020- Official Secrets February 10, 2020- Song of Names April 6, 2020- And the Birds Rained Down May 4, 2020- The Rest of Us March 2, 2020- Clemency March 30, 2020- Photograph The featured films the Fort St. John Film Society has brought in from the Film Festival Circuit (Toronto International Film Festival). The Film Society is a member of the Fort St. John Arts Council. To view the FSJ Film Societies FB Page; CLICK HERE March 9, 2020- Parasite – Advertisement -The goal of the Fort St John Film Society is to bring interesting, well made, diverse films to the community of Fort St. John January 27, 2020- Judy last_img read more

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December 29, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has pleaded with people out walking to leave notes on their cars to tell people when they will return.The warning comes after a massive search involving the Rescue 118 helicopter and the DMRT was sparked after a woman abandoned her bike.The tourist left her bike at the Martello Tower near Glen Head at Glencolmcille on Thursday and failed to return to collect it until yesterday. The operation involving 16 members of DMRT and the search and rescue chopper cost a considerable amount of time and resources.A spokesman for the DMRT said they were delighted the woman had been found safe and well.“It’s a tribute to locals and how they kept their vigilance.“The problem here however was that nobody had been reported missing and we simply didn’t know who owned the bicycle,” he said. He appealed to people to think before simply going off without telling anyone where they are going.“People need to be responsible. People should leave a note in a car telling others where they are going, when they will be back and phone number.“At least that way we can tell if they are missing, known their rough location and have a contact for them.“It’s going to get busy on the hills and mountains of Donegal from now on into the summer and this kind of information could the difference between life and death,” he said. MOUNTAIN RESCUE PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO LEAVE NOTES AFTER BICYCLE MISHAP was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:bicycledonegal mountain rescue teamGardaiGlencolmcilleNoteslast_img read more

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December 24, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgENDA PUTS ‘McNULTY-GATE’ IN THE FRAME – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:cartoonistdonegalEnda KennyJarlajohn mcnultylast_img

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EnergyCode: Ballybofey Hair Salon introduce new tailor-made hair treatment

December 22, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgPublic Image Hair Salon in Ballybofey Shopping Centre has really stood the test of time, and are now offering you the chance to find out your hair’s own unique EnergyCode.It opened its doors to the public in 1994 with the aspiration to offer a unique personalised service to each and every customer and now over 23 years later what they aspire is very much the same.Throughout the years the salon has worked with many top named hairdressing brands and often experimented with new products and tools on the market. Wella Professional Hair Care has cared for Public Image’s needs throughout the years and has reached their expectations every time with the continuous improvement on all their produce. eWella Professional Hair Care has cared for Public Image’s needs throughout the years and has reached their expectations every time with the continuous improvement on all their produce.Earlier in the year the proprietors of Public Image made the decision to revamp the salon. They have since worked with Wella and can proudly say that they are the first salon in Ireland to have a LED Wella colour bar fitted. The salon also displays a new LED Wella backwash unit. The reception has also been fitted with LED retail display units with Wella brands that the salon now specialises and retails in.Wella offers a wide range of brands which have some fantastic products that caters for all hair types. The salon tried and tested many different products in the new lines and in time felt they found the products that best catered for them and their customers’ needs.The salon decided to specialise in 3 of the new lines, which are Sebastian, System Professional and Wella Fusion. The salon, however, will continue to retail in Nixon, Maroccanoil and Olaplex as they are very popular with their customers. System ProfessionalA group of hair-obsessed Wella scientists dedicated themselves to revolutionise professional hair care, declaring that transformative performance comes first. Their breakthrough emulsions, with ultralight formulas didn’t overload the hair for the first time it was possible to create personalised treatments with products working in synergy.System professional became the first brand to organise its products into a system with modular logic.Their scientists discovered that each person’s hair has a unique energy profile that determines its elasticity, fibre health and responsiveness.New system professional is based on the energy code complex. A technology designed to re-establish the hairs natural lipid balance and to protect the keratin, for the hair that will feel reborn to virgin state, visibly healthier and more responsive.By diagnosing each client’s individual hair energy profile – a process that is called EnergyCode Mapping – you can prescribe an ultra personalised coded care system that will maximise their hair energy; out of 170 million possible combinations, only one represents a client’s individual solution. This energy code can be carried out within the salon and only takes a few minutes. Feel free to pop in and find out your EnergyCode.Sebastian ProfessionalSebastian professional offers a wide variety of products in their new line. These products have 4 main ranges, they are…Flow:Flow is made up of all the essential care styling products in the Sebastian Professional line. These products contain weightless avocado and microfine oils which provide thermal protection, moisture, definition, anti fizz control and a cashmere smooth finish and shine.Foundation:Foundation is made up of the clean and conditioning products in the Sebastian Professional line. They have a range of shampoos, conditioners and masking products which vary in different treatments. They are: Trilliance – cleanses and puts shine back into the hair.Hydre – puts moisture back into the hair.Penetrate – strengthens and repairs the hair.Volupt – puts volume into the hair.Colour Ignite Mono – colour protection for single toned hair.Colour Ignite Multi – colour protection for multi tonal and lightened hair.Form:Form is made up of the sculpting styling products in the Sebastian Professional line. These products give the hair a long lasting strong hold, versatility and an optional matte or shine finish.Flaunt:Flaunt is made up of the shine styling products in the Sebastian Professional line. These products have crystal rocks that protect the hair, add body and give it that perfect gloss finish.Wella FusionWella Fusion is an intense treatment that makes hair up to 95 % more resilience against breakage. The EDDS, micronized lipids along with silk amino acids penetrate deep down the cortex and instantly recovers hair fibre and helps prevent future hair breakage. Even the most damaged hair will be renewed, smooth, elastic and resilient against breakage.Even the most damaged hair will be renewed, smooth, elastic and resilient against breakage.The team within the salon continuously attend top hairdressing courses throughout Ireland and England which lets them gain the knowledge of the up and coming fashion trends, looks, tools and products that are yet to come. InIn-salon training is regular for the team, it’s here where they improve and perfect the newest trends before they hit the streets. The stylists have completed the training in each brand and are confident in their knowledge of each product.Public Image prides its self on giving the best quality service to their customers while offering all the latest fashion trends in the hairdressing industry.So call in and have a consultation with your stylist to find the best products and treatments that gives your hair the love and care it deserves.To get in touch, you can follow Public Image on Facebook or give them a call on 0749132056. You can also pop into Public Image, Shopping Centre, Ballybofey.EnergyCode: Ballybofey Hair Salon introduce new tailor-made hair treatment was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)Tags:hair salonhaircarepublic imagelast_img read more

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Griffin to return to Ferndale in August

December 21, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgFERNDALE >> Chris Griffin experienced the “dream of a lifetime” when he started his horse race announcing career at the 2015 Humboldt County Fair.That “dream” has continued to grow and will make Griffin a familiar voice on this year’s Northern California summer Fair circuit.The 35-year-old Griffin, who was the announcer for the famed basketball touring Harlem Globetrotters for five years prior to switching sports, will return for the 120th Humboldt Fair season that opens Friday, Aug. 19. But …last_img

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Derek Carr, other Raiders stars likely done playing preseason games

December 20, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgNAPA — Did you see quarterback Derek Carr behind center early in the Raiders’ preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals?It may have been the last time he and other surefire Raiders starters take the field in a game until the Sept. 9 opener against the Denver Broncos.With an eye on keeping his marquee players as healthy as possible, coach Jon Gruden said Saturday after the team’s morning walk-through that certain offensive and defensive starters will mostly be kept out action until the …last_img

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An ubuntu Buddhist in Ixopo

December 19, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_img12 December 2006It’s 6.30 on a misty morning at the Buddhist Retreat Centre near the town of Ixopo in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. Thirty people are stretching through a session of “mindful yoga” in a hall with cool parquet floors and tall windows that frame the greenery outside.Hours later, when the mist clears, they can walk through a forest up a gentle slope to the stupa, or shrine, and look across the valley to the clusters of homesteads that make up Chibini village. The centre is among the most beautiful spots on the planet, with paths winding through a paradise of indigenous trees, rare orchids and tree ferns. Duiker and vervet monkeys live in the forest; otters have been spotted in the dam below the centre; there are horses there, and rescued cats and their progeny patrol the grounds.When Durban-based Dutch architect Louis van Loon bought 140 hectares of derelict farmland in 1970, it was what he describes as a “wild wattle wilderness”.Over the next decade he dug up pine seedlings on the roadside and replanted them on the farm to get a fast-growing forest going. Then he added indigenous trees. There are thousands of them now, attracting 160 species of birds, including the endangered blue swallow. For both accomplishments, the centre has been awarded National Heritage status.It is just as well that the surroundings are inspirational, because the accommodation is spartan. Most visitors stay in a rambling residence – one narrow bed, shelves for clothes behind a muslin curtain, and a shared bathroom across the hall, as in an old-fashioned hotel.Unsurprisingly, cellphones only work – and then sporadically – at the foot of a 5m-high Buddha statue sculpted by Van Loon and set in a small park.But you don’t go to the BRC for mod cons and luxury. You don’t even go there for the fabulous vegetarian food. You go there to chill, or to learn how to live in the moment – a skill most of us lost when childhood ended.Relearning mindfulnessIt is called mindfulness, and can be learnt in a variety of ways. At the BRC, there are structured weekends called “the radiant awareness of being” or “the application of mindfulness” (this for health professionals working in HIV/Aids). But there are also weekends devoted to making and flying a kite; or learning to sketch; or drumming. There’s a very popular birding weekend.The author of the best-selling Quiet Food cookery book runs an annual retreat titled “an introduction to mindful cooking”. Anthony Shapiro, the centre’s artist-in-residence (see sidebar), leads pottery retreats.It’s an unusual programme for an institution devoted to unlocking the spiritual dimension in the individual. And when the centre opened some 25 years ago, the retreats and workshops were not without controversy.How does “mindful birdwatching” qualify as a Buddhist retreat?“Buddhists make it their business simply to sit down on a cushion and notice that that is all that’s happening: that they’re sitting, not standing. And that they’re breathing,” says Van Loon.“This is being mindful – being present in the here and now, however simple and uneventful. It is the perfect antidote to our frenetic, compulsive-obsessive lifestyle.“So why not extend this clarity of experiencing where you are and what is happening from moment to moment to everything else in your life, including watching a bird fly past? Or brushing your teeth?“We can find profound philosophy and meaning in life in the moments when we are truly in touch with things. Sketching, for example, is a powerful way of getting out of our self-centredness, by closely observing something other than our own dramas.”‘ubuntu Buddhism’Van Loon describes what is practised at the BRC as “ubuntu Buddhism”, influenced both by the spirit of Africa, the concept of ubuntu, and the culture of the West. “I think Western science and psychology, African philosophy and art have an incredible richness and depth which can contribute to an exciting new Buddhism,” he says.Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? He doesn’t actually answer the question. Some people call it a religion, he says, and some a philosophy. But “Buddhism doesn’t have the usual concepts and doctrines, dogmas, the articles of faith and belief built into its philosophy that most religions find absolutely fundamental, like a firm belief in a creator God, for example. For most people, that disqualifies it as a religion.“It’s not that Buddhism denies or accepts the existence of God, but that it does not find theological concepts like original sin, judgement, heaven and hell, etcetera very useful or meaningful in living our day-to-day existence.”The centre is remarkably laid back, and teachers – who, by the way, donate their services, in Buddhist tradition – also seem to follow Van Loon’s tolerant lead. If you skip a meditation session or a lecture, it’s no big deal. You can go deeply into Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice. Or you can put that aside for another day, another visit, so long as you adhere, at least while you’re there, to the most important stricture: do not cause harm.You can attend every session in the hope that at some point you may be blissed out, if only for a moment or two. Or you can simply drink in the gentleness and joy that seems to pervade the BRC.What’s remarkable is that it works, either way. For weeks afterwards, you’re not concerned about taxi drivers cutting in front of you, and stopping. You just shrug it off. It’s their karma. And it’s not that important.In this worldWhat is, then? “We can’t sit on our meditation cushions and work on our spiritual well-being without incorporating the welfare of those around us,” says Van Loon. The Buddhist principle of living a noble life in the midst of everyday chaos has been applied towards improving the lives of the people in the valley.Thus: Woza Moya (Come Spirit), a non-profit organisation linked to Chibini. The BRC has raised funds to build and maintain both a primary and secondary school. There’s an active HIV/Aids programme, with home-based care workers from the community trained at the clinic in Ixopo and involved in everything from counselling to orphan intervention.Which makes it okay for retreatants to search for their spirituality without feeling hypocritical about contemplating their navel while surrounded by incredible poverty.Nobody stops you from supplementing the pittance you pay for lodging with a donation to Woza Moya – but nobody will harass you for it either. It is, after all, your karma.This article was first published in The Weekender. Republished here with kind permission of Barbara Ludman and The Weekender.last_img read more

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Career Opportunity: Organization Director

December 17, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented self-starter for a management position in Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union counties. Individual must be willing to reside in the service area. Demonstrated leadership skills and management ability is required as is a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related field. Three years of work experience in agriculture or in a business setting is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of a membership organization and be comfortable with public speaking and sales. Attractive benefit package includes a company vehicle. Email resumé and cover letter to [email protected]. Deadline to apply: Nov. 19, 2019About Ohio Farm BureauThe Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots membership organization that supports programs that ensure the growth of Ohio food and farms, such as advocating for good government policy, developing opportunities for young farmers, providing student scholarships and grants, supporting Ohio food efforts, creating food literacy programs for kids, hosting community building events and funding efforts to protect the environment, water quality, farmland preservation and more.Position detailsProvide quality professional service and support to county boards and volunteer leaders to meet the needs of the membership relative to established organizational goals and objectives, consistent with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Strategic Plan.Primary duties:Provide leadership and direction to county Farm Bureaus for the purpose of improving the strength, effectiveness and visibility of the organization in pursuit of stated Ohio Farm Bureau and County Farm Bureau goals and programs.Achieve membership growth through multiple strategies including an annual volunteer membership campaign, direct sales and strong partnerships.Work with county leaders to recruit new volunteers and provide leadership opportunities and training to develop and enhance volunteer leadership skills.Develop and enhance relationships with Nationwide, legislators, governmental agencies, agribusiness, local businesses, community groups and other strategic partners.Assist the county board to oversee county finances and develop an annual budget aligned to county goals and annual audits.Responsible for managing the local Farm Bureau office, including but not limited to personnel, data management, finances and correspondence.Minimum educational experience qualification: Minimum skill qualifications: Proficient in basic computer skillsOrganizational skillsCapacity to motivate, enthuse and recognize volunteersPublic speaking abilitiesFinancial and marketing knowledgeMinimum other qualifications: Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.Must live in a county in the organization director territory.Preferred qualifications: One to two years of work experience in a business environment.Knowledge or experience in agriculture.Deadline to apply: Nov. 19, 2019Email resumé and cover letter to [email protected].last_img read more

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The Politics of Light Bulbs

December 16, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgDeclaring that the federal government has no right to tell Americans what kind of light bulbs to use in their homes, Representative Michael Burgess last week offered an amendment to a 2012 energy and water spending bill that would withhold funds to enforce a 2007 law requiring increases in the energy efficiency of light bulbs.As noted in a number of news stories, including an overview of the light bulb controversy published by the New York Times, the provision was approved on a voice vote, and the energy bill itself was approved on a vote of 219 to 196.While it’s hardly certain the amendment will survive a vote in the Senate or the scrutiny of the White House, many House Republicans see it as a demonstration of their resistance to overreaching federal regulation – a talking point for the next election cycle.An inconvenient provenanceOne awkward aspect of this political contortion, though, is that the light-bulb efficiency regulations – which are part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 – were co-authored by a Republican congressman, Fred Upton, current head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Representative Jane Harman, a California Democrat. Signed into law by President George W. Bush, the bill requires most light bulbs to be 25% to 30% more efficient by 2014 and at least 60% more efficient by 2020.Democrats say the reversal by Upton, who supports the new amendment, and other Republicans who originally supported the 2007 law shows that the party is pandering to the far right and is playing into the fact that light-bulb efficiency requirements have become a popular point of discussion for conservatives.But as noted in a recent Miami Herald story on the subject, the economic savings associated with energy-efficient light bulbs may determine the final outcome of this debate. Department of Energy researchers say the efficiency and longevity of the devices could, under the 2007 regulations, save about $6 billion a year by 2015. And with prevailing economic pressures continuing to dog consumers, the demand for incandescent bulbs is expected to decline, regardless of the ongoing political debate.last_img read more

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