15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you ‘friend’ your co-workers? Many do, but the pros at OfficeTeam want you to keep a few things in mind.“While the lines between our personal and professional lives continue to blur, not everyone’s comfortable connecting with colleagues on digital channels,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam. “Before friending or following someone, check if that individual has other coworkers in their networks. When in doubt, let fellow employees make the first move online.”Britton added, “Interacting with colleagues on social media can help build stronger relationships. But it should be done with care — you might not want to share everything with work friends that you would with closer personal contacts.” continue reading »
By FUFA co ugFUFA BIG LEAGUE 2015/16:Promotional Play-Off: Proline 4-1 Sporting UnitedMain Final: Kirinya-Jinja S,S 2-0 OnduparakaProline Soccer Club became the third club to join the Azam Uganda Premier league after winning the promotional play-off 4-1 against Lira’s Sporting United at Nakivubo Stadium on Sunday, 22nd May 2016.Baker Mbowa’s coached side joined Onduparaka (from Arua) and Kirinya-Jinja S.S as the three sides promoted to the Azam Uganda Premier league starting with the season of 2016/17.BIG LEAGUE AwardsFair-play Award: Bukedea Town CouncilBest Coach: Allan Kabonge Kivewala (Onduparaka)Most Valuable Player: Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka) Top Scorer: Edris Lubega (Proline) – 19 Goals (Regular Season)Best Goalkeeper: Ikara Latom (Kirinya-Jinja S.S)Media:Best On-line: Chimp ReportsBest T.V: Top TelevisionBest Print: Red PepperBest Radio: Bukedde F.MREAD FULL STORY (CLICK HERE)Share on: WhatsApp
Maher Legal Services PC(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has intervened in the cases of three American service members convicted or accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq by issuing two pardons and maintaining the rank of one of the service members who’d been demoted. A White House statement issued Friday night announced Trump’s actions in the cases of Army Lt. Clint Lorance, Army Green Beret Maj. Matt Golsteyn and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.Lorance is serving 19 years in prison, convicted on two counts of second-degree murder for ordering a soldier to fire on unarmed Afghan motorcyclists in 2012. Golsteyn is charged with the murder of an alleged Afghan bomb-maker in 2010. And Gallagher, while acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive earlier this year, was sentenced to four months of time served and a reduction in rank for posing with a corpse during a 2017 deployment to Iraq.“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him,” the statement read.“The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted,” the statement continued. “For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country.”Speculation that Trump might intervene in the three cases began last week after Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth said the president could take “imminent action” in the form of pardons, commutations or dismissals of charges.“Our family is profoundly grateful for the President’s action,” Golsteyn said in a statement. “We have lived in constant fear of this runaway prosecution.”“Thanks to President Trump, we now have a chance to rebuild our family and lives,” he added. “With time, I hope to regain my immense pride in having served in our military. In the meantime, we are so thankful for the support of family members, friends and supporters from around the nation, and our legal team.”John Maher, Lorance’s attorney, told ABC News that earlier in the day that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had called Lorance to tell him he had been pardoned.Maher said the staff at the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth had not yet received a release order for Lorance, but a release could occur as soon as it was received. Lorance’s family members have been gathered at Fort Leavenworth for more than a week once speculation began that Trump might intervene in his case.The possibility of pardons has been controversial within the ranks of active-duty and retired service members because of the belief that such actions could undermine the military justice system.“This is so dangerous, nothing pisses me off more than these pardons,” a retired general officer fumed to ABC News after they were announced. “This undermines everything we have stood for — all my years of service goes up in smoke because we have a dictator who has no respect for the rule of law nor what we stand for.”Reports last week that sparked speculation of potential pardons led Defense Secretary Mark Esper to convene a meeting with Army and Navy leadership to review the war crimes cases, two defense officials told ABC News.According to one official, the meeting was to compile information packets about their cases that Esper could provide to the president.Esper later confirmed that on Tuesday he had “a robust discussion” with Trump about letting the cases play out in the military justice system.Both Esper and General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, later said that they favored letting the military justice system “play out.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Police have issued an ultimatum to protesters they’ve now surrounded at the city’s Polytechnic University.Protesters who spent days trying to keep police from getting into the campus are now desperately trying to get out.Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on a surging crowd. The U.S. is condemning what the Trump administration calls the unjustified use of force against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.A senior official Sunday said China needs to protect the semi-autonomous city’s freedom and that both sides need to refrain from further violence.The official also said the White House wants both sides to engage in constructive dialogue.The threat of violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong as police sealed off a university and protestors armed themselves with bows and arrows.
Those tweets prompted Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi to reportedly threaten to attack the White House. While responding to a question about how Iran should or could react to the death of Soleimani, he stated, “We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.” President Trump is wrapping up a 17-day holiday at Mar-a-Lago.Mr. Trump, along with First Lady Melania and their 13-year-old son, Barron, are scheduled to leave the estate and head to Palm Beach International Airport late Sunday afternoon.The commander-in-chief has Iran on his mind as the time nears to return to Washington, D.C.Early Sunday, he tweeted in response to Iran’s threats to attack American assets and allies in retaliation for last week’s killing of Irani General Qassem Soleimani: Trump spent part of Saturday taking in a few more rounds of golf at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, with Iran on his mind:
If you are in North Central Florida this weekend and are hearing loud booms, not to worry. The U.S. Naval Air Station in Jacksonville explains the sounds are related to training exercises the Navy is conducting in the Ocala National Forest.Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing is taking place at the Pinecastle Range Complex from Friday through Sunday of this weekend, between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. each day.“During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced,” reads a statement from NAS Jacksonville. “Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures.”Noise from past bombings has been reported in Flagler, Lake, Marion, Putnam and Volusia counties. The telephone number to file noise complaints is (800) 874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Florida.
A caretaker plead guilty on Friday to fraudulent use of personal identified information to a person 60 and older and exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.According to police, 27-year-old Denequa Meeks-Mcroy, stole from her elderly patient of Boca Raton last year. In January of 2019, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home west of Boca Raton on a call of a computer theft. The victim told PBSO that when he visited his 96-year-old father there was a laptop missing, and his father’s wallet.The arrest reported stated that investigators discovered Meeks-Mcroy making purchases at gas stations, and other stores with the credit cards that were in the wallet.Meeks-Mcroy received four-month jail sentences to be served concurrently and was credited with 88 days for time served by Circuit Court Judge Caroline Shepherd. She also was given three years probation, must relinquish her health care license, can’t accept employment as a caregiver, was ordered to pay $769 restitution and must cooperate in another case.
Authorities in Delray Beach say they are investigating the death of a woman who was found inside of a burning abandoned home as a homicide.53-year-old Stacey Passick was located by Delray Beach Fire Rescue on Monday as they responded to a structure fire at 26 S.W. 4th ave around 6:16 am.Passick’s body was then transported to a medical examiner where her death was then ruled a homicide.Officials say Passick was homeless but was known in the area as she often hung out between Atlantic Avenue near Interstate 95.If you have any information about Passick’s death, you are asked to contact Delray Beach Detective Lunsford at 561-314-9015.
Nelson defeated Armstrong before dropping a close encounter to Kelowna Apple Smacks in the spring.”This event is the only chance to see roller derby in Nelson this year, so it’s not one to miss,” said a Killjoys spokeperson.”The Killjoys are donating to the SPCA, the Women’s Centre and CJLY Co-op Radio instead of taking any funds from admission, so we really hope the whole community supports these great causes, supports local non profit organizations, and supports local (and undeniably entertaining) athletics.”The WKRD League disbanded last fall after the three teams in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail/Rossland decided to separate into travel teams.There is no admission to the tournament.Instead, spectators are urged to make a donation to local charity during the tournament.”The Killjoys are really proud of all that we and our team and league accomplished while we established roller derby in the Kootenays, and we are also extra proud to have been the final Golden Boot winners,” the Killjoys spokeperson explained. The Nelson Killjoys host the four-team Blood Bath and Beyond Women’s Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan) in the event which begins at 9 a.m.The Championship Final, against the top two teams, is set for 6:30 p.m., also in the NDCC Arena.The Killjoys are 1-1 since leaving the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.
By Debra PankowWhat arrangements can be made to care for the pets of deploying service members who don’t want to give up ownership through adoption?Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets (GASP) is a nonprofit organization offering at-home pet fostering services. The program is available to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. GASP recruits, monitors, interviews, and promotes safe homes while a service member is deployed. Requests should be submitted at least 30 to 60 days prior to a deployment. Costs related to pet care are covered by the pet’s owners and in some cases by GASP (on a funds-available basis). NetPets also provides fostering assistance for those service members who will have to leave their pets behind while deployed. All costs are the owner’s responsibility. As with GASP, service members will be required to fill out an application and provide proof of military ID.For more information, click here.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on September 16, 2013.