Rebecca Looked for the Good in Everyone (even the robbers who took all her money)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore[Apologies for the notification that just went out to GNN fans today, March 10, 2016: We didn’t mean to send the alert! This story is from 2006 archives…]All I need to know about Rebecca Eddlemon, who died March 31 in Grand Prarie, Texas, is captured here in the first two paragraphs of a Dallas Morning News obituary I stumbled upon: Rebecca Eddlemon looked for good in everyone, even the two gunmen who surprised her and husband Oscar Eddlemon in their food market in the mid-1970s. “They had Daddy laying face down and had Mother down on her knees,” said Johnny Eddlemon, 54. “They took her purse and just about everything in the register.”“Afterward, Mother said: ‘You know, I think they were good boys. They just got in with the wrong crowd,’ ” … That faith and love of people was her trademark.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Reeths-Puffer girls gain revenge, win seventh straight, with a 60-41 victory over Muskegon

first_img $0.00 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Not relevant Share Other Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) The League DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Fox Sports Go × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (31628) Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive × By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON – The Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team has been on a mission since losing to crosstown rival Muskegon in January.The Rockets ripped off six straight wins following that loss, then came full circle and gained some revenge by posting a 60-41 victory over the Big Reds in a key O-K Black Conference contest on Friday.Reeths-Puffer is now 15-2 overall and 7-2 in O-K Black Conference play, a game behind first-place Jenison. The Rockets will travel to Fruitport for another conference matchup on Tuesday.Muskegon fell to 10-6 overall and 6-2 in the conference. The Big Reds will face Jenison on the road on Tuesday.“I see the girls are starting to believe in themselves,” said Reeths-Puffer head coach Rodney Walker. “They’ve been consistent in the things we’ve been trying to do.”The domination started from the beginning. Reeths-Puffer jumped out to a 14-4 advantage after one quarter, leaving the Big Reds with a deficit they were unable to overcome.Sophia Hekkema led the Rockets with five points in the opening quarter. “It’s real tough,” said Muskegon head coach Paris Thomas. “We have to be able to recover and overcome bad reps. We have to overcome adversity.”The Rockets defense was stifling again in the second quarter, holding Muskegon to nine points. R-P led 32-13 at halftime.Senior standout Lauren Ross, who played sick on Friday, had 12 points in the second quarter for R-P.“I started attacking a little more,” said Ross about how she found a groove in the second quarter. “I just kept driving and I knew my shot was going to fall. I felt like the second quarter was really good.”Reeths-Puffer held a 44-23 lead at the end of three quarters. Muskegon had an 18-16 edge in the fourth, but it wasn’t nearly enough.Ross led the Rockets with 23 points and 12 rebounds while Hekkema added 10 points.Muskegon was led by DeShonna Day with 15 points while Nash totaled 11. Not relevant Displayed poorly ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Shares × $37.99 Bestseller ENDS IN × × Bestseller Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Other DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… ENDS IN The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… (34271) DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon × Not relevant × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … (7802) Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… Bestseller MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY NBC Sports ENDS IN Bestseller $15.29$17.99 Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant $14.99$18.00 $0.00 0 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other (822) ENDS IN Bestseller Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Other Displayed poorly Not relevant $49.95 (657) (2) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Bestseller Inappropriate / Offensive Shop Now Mail ENDS IN Displayed poorly Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $9.99 Not relevant Twelve DEAL OF THE DAY (17612) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Displayed poorly Not relevant Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (117) Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

“Sense8” – New season of “interconnectedness,” “empathy” & “compassion” premieres today

first_imgNetflix/Murray Close(LOS ANGELES) —  Gather your cluster and turn up 4 Non Blondes: Sense8 has returned. Almost two years after it originally debuted, the second season of the Netflix sci-fi drama, created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, premieres today.Sense8 follows a group of eight telepathically linked characters, known as “sensates,” as they discover their power and avoid the clutches of the villainous Whispers, played by Terrence Mann.They’re assisted by another sensate Jonas, played by Naveen Andrews, and the ghost of Darryl Hannah’s Angelica, who “gave birth” to the sensates when she killed herself in the season one premiere.Speaking with ABC Radio, Mann says season two will explore the “humanity” of his, Andrews’ and Hannah’s characters.“You find out where we’ve come from,” he says. “At some point we were all trying to do the right thing for the right reasons, and then somehow along the way, as it always happens, [the] good/evil, power/love struggle all starts to change things.”Because they’re telepathic, the sensates can have conversations with each other across the globe, so Sense8 films on location everywhere, from Chicago and Amsterdam to Seoul and Narobi.“Lana has a really strong belief that these cities have a soul, and that that can really communicate on film,” says Hannah. “…It wouldn’t be the same if we just built a set and said, ‘Well O.K., we’re in Amsterdam.’”Hannah also feels that the themes of Sense8 are “more relevant than ever,” given the current political climate.“I’ve always loved the themes of interconnectedness and empathy and compassion that the show highlights,” she says. “But now more than ever, it’s necessary to understand that it’s the things that we have common that we should be focusing on, and not the things that separate us.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Confident Froome trusts Tour de France safety measures

first_imgThe Tour’s postponement until late August suits the four-time winner who has been fighting to regain fitness from severe injuries sustained in a training crash last June.“It’s an advantage for me, the race being put back, but it’s not something to celebrate,” said Froome.The Kenyan-born racer feels the Tour may still be cancelled due to the pandemic, but is training hard for victory at his Monaco base.“I’m confident I’ll be 100 percent fit at the starting line,” said Froome, who turns 35 next month and who is in the final year of his Ineos contract.“Maybe it won’t take place, but I’m training as if it will go ahead,” he told L’Equipe.“We have the new date and mentally I’m focussed on being ready.”The Tour has been rescheduled to embark from Nice on August 29 from its original June start date in an attempt to make sure the sport’s central financial pillar can be staged this season.Froome, who had a brush with death in his crash at the Criterium de Dauphine in 2019, told L’Equipe health concerns should stand above economic ones.“It would be a pity if the biggest race of the season didn’t go ahead, but people’s health comes first,” he said.“I’m sure that neither the (French) government nor the (organisers) ASO will take risks with the riders, their teams and the public,” added Froome who won the Tour in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.Ater winning the Vuelta a Espana in 2017 and the Giro d’Italia in 2018 to hold all three Grand Tours his star has waned.His co-captain Geraint Thomas emerged as the 2018 winner while Ineos protege Egan Bernal claimed the 2019 title.“My dream is to retire having won more Tour de Frances than any other rider,” said Froome.He needs one more to equal Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, who have all won it five times.last_img read more

Brothers in arms! Could the Benteke brothers form a deadly strike partnership?

first_imgJonathan Benteke is in contention to make his Crystal Palace debut at Middlesbrough this Saturday, according to boss Alan Pardew.Benteke arrived at Selhurst Park from Zulte Wagerem this summer, shortly after his older brother Christian became Palace’s record signing for £27.5 million.Pardew has seen his attacking options limited after Loic Remy returned to Chelsea with a thigh injury, leaving the potential for the brothers to form an unlikely strike partnership.“I will be taking him this weekend,” said the 55 year-old. “He is a young striker with natural talent, and they are not easy to find.”The Eagles are still looking for their first Premier League win of the season, and Pardew believes that the 21-year-old could prove to be a shrewd piece of business.“This (transfer) was because of Christian, he highlighted him to us.” He added.“It was not a big fee so he comes here under no pressure. He might surprise one or two hopefully.” Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew 1last_img read more

Limits backed on cell-phone use by drivers

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2California would join dozens of other states and cities that have begun restricting drivers’ use of cell phones even as experts disagree whether a driver is less distracted while talking on the hands-free type than on a hand-held phone. There is relatively little research on the subject. “I just think we are putting police officers in an impossible situation,” Councilman Bernard Parks said. “With all the technology out there, it will be impossible for police to tell if someone has a hands-free phone or if they are holding a phone with a speaker.” The California bill cleared the Senate last month and will head to the Assembly’s Transportation Committee. “This law doesn’t require people to have both hands on the steering wheel,” Parks said. “If it did, everyone in this city would be guilty of an infraction. It just seems we are going too far.” Despite arguments that it might be unenforceable, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday backed state legislation that would allow drivers to use only hands-free cell phones. “People are busy talking on the phone or using their PDAs in cars,” Councilman Dennis Zine said. “We need to look at anything that will have them concentrate on their driving.” The measure, SB 1613, introduced by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is the fifth attempt to ban motorists’ use of hand-held phones while driving. Modeled after a New York City law, the legislation would fine drivers using hand-held cell phones from $20 to as much as $50 beginning in July 2008. last_img read more

NC Hunters Support Land Conservation

first_imgDeer hunting season is in full swing across the state, and while it may surprise some, conservationists point out that folks involved with the sport are supporting land conservation in their hearts and with their wallets.Walter Clark, executive director of the Blue Ridge Conservancy, says hunting bucks and other wildlife is raising bucks to advance land conservation.“A lot of our funding sources are from entities that support the Wildlife Resources Commission in support of these game lands,” he points out. “So by protecting land on which some hunting might be allowed in some cases, we’re able to receive funds to protect more land.”In North Carolina, the sale of hunting and fishing licenses provided 26 percent of the annual revenue for the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.The federal Pittman-Robertson Act provides funds from the sale of guns, bows, ammunition and fishing tackle to purchase land.Ducks Unlimited alone has conserved more than 13 million acres nationwide through fundraising and advocacy.John Culclasure, land protection manager with the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, Inc., says historically hunters are the individuals who have led the charge for protecting land, including President Teddy Roosevelt and John Audubon.“Hunters have a long history and hunters are the original conservationists in the country,” he states. “They were instrumental in the creation of our large public land bases and supporting the wildlife conservation initiatives that are the reasons we have strong wildlife populations today.”Clark says for many hunters, it’s about more than just the act, it’s the ability to acquire organic, free-range meat, and the purity of the land is a part of that.“Hunters and the fishing community, both are recreational uses that are highly dependent on a clean environment and also available land,” he points out.According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, there are more than 330,000 hunters in the Tar Heel state.last_img read more

Google launches Africa tech incubator

first_imgGoogle said it had selected Cape Town to host the pilot of its new incubator concept because the city was in “the process of positioning itself as a hub for innovation and technology”. Internet giant Google has announced the launch of Umbono, a Cape Town-based technology incubator that will provide qualifying internet and mobile technology entrepreneurs with seed capital, mentorship and six months’ office space and free bandwidth. Applications are available on the Umbono website, open to all South African residents. The deadline for the first round applicants is April 15, but the website will continue to host applications for all interested candidates. The 10 business modules and four additional financial modules are led by external topic experts and business leaders. Funding will be disbursed around milestones; a customized schedule will be drafted with each team upon programme induction, based on an anticipated development schedule. It is up to the recipients to decide how to use the funds. “Teams will not only benefit from local connections, but also from the extensive mentorship network of Google experts who can provide guidance on issues ranging from product design and commercialisation to legal incorporation and valuation,” Kollar said. Working with local partners 23 March 2011 Capital from ‘angel investors’ will be exchanged for equity (10%) and will be governed by standard terms of investment – the same terms for each team.center_img Mentorship, office space, bandwidth Google is collaborating with the Silicon Cape Initiative and the Bandwidth Barn to ensure that Umbono’s teams are well positioned to succeed. “As part of its goal to strengthen the web ecosystem across Africa, Google hopes that Umbono will further encourage the growth of the developer community and support the country’s already flourishing tech sector,” Google South Africa programme manager Johanna Kollar said in a statement this week. Umbono teams will have access to the Bandwidth Barn’s VeloCITI program. This program covers all business topics relevant to an emerging business, from business model definition to market segmentation and pricing strategies. By bringing together seed capital, Google mentorship, “angel investors”, local tech stars, entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Umbono programme aims to help selected internet or mobile-focused start-up teams to transform their ideas into companies. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material For a period of six months, qualifying teams will enjoy free office space and bandwidth, in addition to the US$25 000 to $50 000 (R175 000 to R350 000) in funding they’ll receive from Umbono’s panel of angel investors and Google.last_img read more

Mandela’s legacy lives on in each of us

first_imgNelson Mandela’s advocacy of peace, human rights and reconciliation permeates throughout the world. His ideals live on in the good deeds of ordinary people across the planet. Nelson Mandela leaves a positive legacy, with everyone encouraged to improve the world. From Mandela Day, to feeding the hungry and building houses for the poor, every act of kindness counts. (Image: Mandela Day Media Tool Kit) • Mandela Day aiming for 160 countries • Mandela’s presidential years to get book treatment • Newspapers report Nelson Mandela’s release, 25 years ago • The day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison • Places to visit on Madiba’s Journey Priya Pitamber“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” Nelson Mandela’s advice has left a lasting impact; his memory, his work, and his beliefs live on in the hearts and minds of South Africans and the global community, in people playing their part to improve the state of the world.In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously agreed that 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, should be declared Nelson Mandela International Day. The purpose of the declaration was to “honour the long history of Mandela’s leading role in the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa”.Mandela strove to build a better society, wherever he was. As such, the resolution also recognised his “values and dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities”, the UN site reads.It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said international the theme behind the day was “Take Action, Inspire Change”, which highlighted the importance of working together to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable world.In South Africa, July is also known has Mandela Month. Areas flagged for improvement are shelter, volunteerism, education, literacy, food and security.Kicking off Mandela MonthMandela Month acts of goodwill started across South Africa at the beginning of the month. In early July, in the Cape Town suburb of Morning Star, a group of prisoners worked with the Department of Human Settlements to renovate and build 16 homes in the township.Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks, in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services and other stakeholders, visited the site where prisoners put their handyman skills to use in building homes and renovating existing structures. The inmates were from the Goodwood and Pollsmoor correctional facilities.One resident, Simon Filander, was at a loss for words when the inmates and the department showed up on his doorstep, ready to get to work. “This makes things easier,” he said. “There is no word in the dictionary that I can look up to explain how grateful we are that this is happening to us.”Manelisi Hlakuva, an inmate at Goodwood Correctional Centre, was glad to be part of the initiative. “We are here to help this community, also in honour of the late Tata [Mandela],” he explained. “He also valued helping other people and we also decided it was good for us to make a positive contribution to the community.”No matter where you are right now, there is a chance to help someone less fortunate #MandelaDay #Time2Serve — NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) July 4, 201567, the charmed numberThe Nelson Mandela Foundation encourages the power of one person to make a change. “Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world.”The organisation has encouraged people to give 67 minutes of their own time to do something good and to make a positive contribution to humankind. This year, Stop Hunger Now launched the Southern Africa Million Meal Challenge. The meal-packing drive will take place in South Africa’s three major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Thousands of volunteers will work in 67-minute shifts to pack a million meals.“This is a world first attempt at a country packaging one million meals in one day with three cities involved and being undertaken completely by corporate volunteers who want to spend their 67 minutes in a manner that is not only fun but also ensuring no child goes hungry,” said Saira Khan, the chief executive of Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa.Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, is the chief patron of the organisation. It has inspired local celebrities Elvis Blue, Roxi Wardman and Chad Saaiman to take part in this year’s Mandela Day challenge.Wardman, the winner of South African Masterchef in 2014, will be doing her part in Durban. She said she loved to get involved to support the community where she could. “I’m hoping to help and feed all those hungry people out there, and meet like-minded individuals who want to change the world slowly but surely.”She said when she thought of Mandela the ideas of equality, unity, rainbow nation, love, and peace came to mind. “I keep his ideas alive, by never judging anyone who comes in my path, and trying to do my part in society.”Changing the world, one book at a time“South Africa’s democratic vision is about making it possible to give our youth a fighting chance – that is, the opportunity to try,” said the chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. “Education is still the foundation of this opportunity. The most basic building block that holds that foundation together is still literacy.”Corporates have responded to the organisation’s call to donate container libraries to schools across the country. The most recent recipient of books, from the Cotton On Foundation, was Batsogile Primary School in Soweto, Johannesburg.The group believed education was the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, explained the general manager of the Cotton On Foundation, Tim Diamond.“At the dawn of the 21st century, in a world where knowledge truly is power and literacy is the skill that unlocks the gates of opportunity and success, we all have a responsibility as parents, as caregivers, as educators, as leaders and as citizens, to instil in our children the critical drive for literacy and learning so that we can give them the chance to fulfil their dreams,” Hatang said.With every small act of kindness completed, Mandela’s legacy can only continue to thrive and improve the world in every small, or big way, possible.See the Nelson Mandela Foundation website or the Mandela Day website for more information.last_img read more

Securitas Electronic Security Receives Top Security Integration Award

first_imgSecuritas Electronic Security was awarded “Integrated Installation of the Year” by Security Sales & Integration at the 22nd Annual SAMMY Awards Tuesday, April 4 in Las Vegas. This coveted distinction was awarded to Securitas Electronic Security (SES) for superior project design and skill based on a large-scale, complex security integration project for Wells Fargo & Co., ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations.The award was achieved as a result of a 2016 complex integration project for Wells Fargo’s East Town campus in Minneapolis, MN. The 17-story buildings, designed and constructed following LEED Platinum standards, span 1.1 million square feet. Today, 5,000 Minnesota team members from 59 Wells Fargo lines of business office out of the campus. The project included intrusion, video, access, turnstiles, mantraps, visitor management and a campus-wide IP intercom – all monitored from a central command center designed by SES.“SES is honored to receive the Integrated Installation of the Year award for our project work on the Wells Fargo East Town campus,” said Tony Byerly, president, SES. “Widely recognized for our sophisticated security implementations, SES was an ideal partner for the project and our focus on collaboration with the Wells Fargo team was instrumental in ensuring their satisfaction,” he said. “We are proud to be acknowledged by the industry for outstanding security project design and our systems integration competencies. We truly appreciate the opportunity to partner with leading companies like Wells Fargo.”- Sponsor – Established 22 years ago, the SAMMY Awards is the only program that honors the electronic security industry’s top sales, marketing and business installation practices. The Integrated Installation of the Year award joins the list of top honors the team has received in recent years, including SSI’s Installer of the Year in 2015 and Integrated Installation of the Year in 2013, SDM’s Systems Integrator of the Year and repeat wins of the Central Station Alarm Association’s Central Station of the Year. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more