Old grenade discovered in local garage in Oxford

first_imgby Shane Farley, Newscow.net — Oxford police and a bomb squad member were called Sunday afternoon when a resident discovered part of an old grenade in a local garage.Police secured the area, just off N. Pacific, where the center portion of a pineapple-style grenade was found. The part was later determined to be a live grenade fuse and was safely disposed of by a bomb squad official from Sedgwick County.No injuries were were reported.Authorities said the fuse posed a risk mainly to anyone who might have been handling it. The outer shell had been removed and the fuse was wrapped in a cloth or handkerchief.The fuse was discovered as owners of the property sorted through items in the garage. Once it was found, authorities were contacted.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

first_imgIn this July 21, 2014, file photo, Virginia head coach Mike London answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others.Last season, Southern California and Texas changed coaches and created a cascade of corresponding moves.A similar situation could play out this season, with a few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories.Six coaches entering pivotal seasons for their job security.Will Muschamp, Florida:Muschamp had a mediocre first season (7-6), a great second season (11-2) and a terrible third season (4-8) with the Gators. Injuries played a big part in ruining 2013, but oh that offense was ugly. Kurt Roper was hired away from Duke to be the coordinator. Roper plans to spread things out more, up the tempo at times, and benefit from the return of quarterback Jeff Driskel, who missed most of last season with a knee injury. Muschamp has plenty of talent to work with on the defensive side. Another losing season would not be tolerated in Gainesville. The question is just how big of a turnaround does Muschamp need?Brady Hoke, Michigan:While Muschamp’s time at Florida has been up and down, Hoke’s three-year stint with the Wolverines has been a steady decline. Eleven victories. Eight victories. Seven victories. It’s one thing for the Wolverines to chasing Ohio State. But Michigan State, too? Hoke is also banking on a new offensive coordinator to fix some of his problems. He hired Doug Nussmeier, whose offenses put up big numbers at Alabama even though they weren’t quite what Nick Saban was looking for. The Wolverines have a roster loaded with highly rated recruits, but short on experience. It looks like a team set to blossom next season. Hoke might not be able to wait that long.Charlie Weis, Kansas:The Jayhawks have improved in two seasons under Weis, going from one victory to three last season, including their first Big 12 win since 2010. Improved is still a long way from good. The Jayhawks are loaded with experience and should have their best team under the former Notre Dame coach. But will another small step forward be enough?Mike London, Virginia:London’s had one winning season in four with Virginia, including last season’s ugly 2-10 that ended with nine straight losses. Virginia decided to give London another year instead of eating a big chunk of contract. He’ll add some blue chip recruits to an experienced defense, but with games against UCLA, BYU, Florida State and Louisville, a major turnaround will be difficult.Kyle Flood, Rutgers:A record of 15-11 in two seasons with the Scarlet Knights shouldn’t put a coach on the hot seat, but a nine-win season followed by a six-win season has the arrow pointed in the wrong direction. And now Rutgers moves into the Big Ten to face a brutal schedule (Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska). Add to that the fact that athletic director Julie Hermann, who has had some of her own problems since arriving at New Jersey’s state university, didn’t hire Flood, and it’s a volatile mix. Did we mention that for Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is available? Volatile.Tim Beckman, Illinois:Like Kansas under Weis, Illinois improved from Year 1 to Year 2 under Beckman, going from two wins to four. Bringing in Bill Cubit to run the offense worked wonders last season, but the Illini still couldn’t stop anyone. And February’s recruiting class was ranked last in the Big Ten by Rivals. Another bowl-less winter would be a tough sell in Champaign.___Extra point: Others getting toasty include: Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Norm Chow, Hawaii; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; and if Nebraska takes a step backward, it’d be interesting to see what happens with Bo Pelini.last_img read more

Iniesta: “Barça’s forms are being a bit ugly, there must be respect for the coach”

first_imgPersonal relationship with Valverde: “The relationship with the coach is very good. During the year we have been talking sometime. Really beyond whether we like the coach or not, I think the situation is not pleasant for anyone: coach, team or fans. “Xavi and Koeman, possible Barça technicians: “There are cases of everything. The case of Guardiola that was in Barça B, then he takes the first team … The one who knows best is Xavi, he will have analyzed all the variants he can have and we will see what happens. Koeman He has a lot of experience as a coach and Xavi starts now, but many times that experience has nothing to do with it. The two have been at Barça and know the club. They are both trained, then everyone chooses whether it is time, or not. ” .Your future as a technician: “I don’t have a coach card yet and I want to take it out, but I still have some races left behind the ball. My idea is to play next year, I’m still looking forward to it and this year I’ve enjoyed everything a lot. “Farewell Selection: “It would be nice to play a final farewell match. By calendar and for everything I suppose it is not easy. I don’t know if it has been done with other players. My stage with Spain ended but it would be a matter of speaking it and seeing if it is possible or not.” Andres Iniesta went through the microphones of The transistor in Zero Wave and analyzed the Barça news: the tension that exists in these moments with the situation of Ernesto Valverde and the refusal of Xavi to replace the Txingurri on the culé bench.Valverde situation: “What comes to my mind a little, if all this is so, is that the ways or how everything is being done is a bit ugly. I think that respect for the coach you have must always exist. In the end they are the forms that can hurt the most. The situation of the master is very weakened. “Relationship with Bartomeu and the Barça board: “I haven’t seen each other nor talked to them. We don’t really talk much, but the relationship is good with the president like when I was here.”last_img read more

LEC Rations Power Supply, Bushrod Island, Other Areas Affected

first_imgAs the rains recede and the dry season heats up, LEC, the Liberia Electricity Corporation, will be under greater pressure to supply power to homes and businesses.  But not much juice is flowing out of LEC’s power lines these days. The Corporation, already struggling to keep up with the demand for electricity, said in a statement issued in Monrovia this week that due to the constant break down of its generators, it was compelled to begin rationing power in many areas of greater Monrovia.LEC’s management and support partners also had to stop construction work on the Mount Coffee hydro power plant owing to the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus which ran many of its expatriate technical counterparts out of the country.  The cessation of progress on the hydro power plant for an uncertain duration, dims the hope of the public to see Monrovia and its environs fully electrified any time soon.Many families and businesses will have to spend even more on fuel for their generators, worsening the economic blow dealt by the Ebola epidemic, still worrying the public. A slight relief was provided by the lowering of fuel and gasoline prices by the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation with the support of the Ministry of Commerce.Already, small businesses are beginning to vent their frustration and grave concern over the power rationing.  The affected customers, mainly on the Bushrod Island and in Central Monrovia, are demanding that LEC come up with a strategy to ensure the uninterrupted power supply to homes and businesses.“Our homes and businesses over the past few weeks have been undergoing serious financial losses and unbearable constraints due to the constant rationing of power supply,” the customers lamented.LEC customer Beatrice Clinton Browne of Duala community told the Daily Observer recently that she is completely frustrated over the constant power rationing to her home and business.Mrs. Browne manages a small provision shop to sustain her family of five living in the Duala Community on Bushrod Island.“I want the LEC management during this critical dry season to work out some concrete plans on how to constantly supply power to my home and business in this Duala area,” Mrs. Browne insisted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

B.C. to get small appliance recycling program

first_imgWith over 100 locations across the province, Unplugged is the first small appliance recycling program of its kind in Canada. The program will accept everything from toasters to vacuum cleaners. After an appliance is dropped off, processors will separate it into different materials to be recycled. CESA estimates Unplugged will divert approximately two million small appliances that would have ended up in landfills.- Advertisement – Because Unplugged is a non-profit organization, it will be fully funded by a recycling fee that is applied to new products brought into the province, either included in the price or added at check-out. In Dawson Creek, small appiances can be dropped off at D.C. Campbelll Recycling Ltd. at 925-100th Avenue Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: 20 reasons to be excited about the Premier League

first_imgThe greatest league on Earth is back.New faces are set to make the competition as sensational as we hope, but just as important are the old friends and foes we rely on to make us chuckle or give us something to rant about, season after season.Here are our 20 reasons why you should be champing at the bit for the start of the 2014/15 Premier League season.What are most excited about seeing this year? Leave a comment and let us know…last_img

Women’s Tennis Off to Strong Start after First Day of Drake Invite

first_img Results The Bulldogs will play the second day of the Drake Invitational on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. Print Friendly Version Doubles action in the morning started the day for the Bulldogs. Kenya Williams and Kelsey Neville (Drake) beat Upper Iowa’s Zhanatova/Badenhorst 8-1 and Carmen Palumbo and Daria Walczak defeated Omaha’s, Absisan/Wilson 8-6 in Flight A. Sophia Haleas and Megan Webb retired due to an injury in their match versus Augustana’s Jackson/Teske in Flight B. Story Linkscenter_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team had a pair of doubles teams and three individuals advance to the semifinals of their respective draws on the first day of the Drake Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Friday, Sept. 14. In afternoon singles play, Haleas won 6-4, 6-4 over South Dakota’s Kmoskova and Palumbo won 6-3, 6-4 over Missouri Western State’s Strom in Flight A. Williams cruised past Creighton’s Higueras 6-0, 6-0 and Walczak moved past Augustana’s Goble 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in Flight B. Those three advanced to play in Saturday semifinals matches.last_img read more

TD: Donegal schools struggle with day-to-day running costs due to Budget “shortfall”

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has called on the Government to make greater efforts aimed at restoring the levels of grant money paid to schools in order to help them to meet their day-to-day running costs.Deputy Doherty was commenting following a response he received from the Minister of Education to a Parliamentary Question in which the Donegal TD highlighted the difficulties being experienced by schools in Donegal simply to cover basic operating costs.Deputy Doherty said: “Capitation grants are paid to schools for each pupil enrolled and the money is designed to be used to assist schools cover the cost of general day to day expenses, such as lighting and heating. “While the rates paid to schools vary, they were cut during the recession and today the standard payment at primary and post-primary levels remain at €170 and €296 respectively.“The cuts imposed by successive governments have resulted in an 11% reduction in the overall capitation paid to schools since 2011 and, despite the fact the Government has said that it is committed to restoring capitation rates, Budget 2018 did nothing to address the shortfall in funding.“In the Budget announced last October, the Capitation Grant was not increased and this failure to provide additional funding to schools is having a very significant effect on their ability to meet their overheads.“I regularly hear from Principals in schools throughout Donegal who are struggling to cover the basic costs of running their schools. As a result, parents are increasingly pressured to make up the shortfall through ‘voluntary contributions’. “In my party’s alternative budget launched last year, Sinn Féin proposed increasing school capitation grants per pupil by 5% at a cost of €10 million, which would have went some way towards offsetting the current shortfall, while at the same time reducing pressure on parents.“Clearly, in order to have a truly world leading education system then the Government must provide schools with the necessary resources needed to meet both financial demands and capacity pressures in order to ensure that every child can reach his or her full potential.“This is why I am committed to continuing to work closely with all schools, parents and boards of management to press upon the Government the urgent need to increase Capitation rates going forward so as to enable schools to meet the needs of their pupils and to lessen the financial burdens many of our schools currently face.”TD: Donegal schools struggle with day-to-day running costs due to Budget “shortfall” was last modified: January 31st, 2018 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:budget 2018capitation grantsPearse Dohertylast_img read more

It’s Confederations Cup time!

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 8 June 2009 With days to go before kickoff of the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, South Africa is gearing up to show the world its first-class infrastructure, big-event organisational know-how, African warmth and hospitality, and outright passion for soccer. Fifa’s “Festival of Continental Champions” might never be same again! As the national squads of Italy, Spain, Brazil, Egypt and the US start arriving from Monday – Iraq and New Zealand are already in the country – ticket sales for the two-week, eight-nation, 16-match footballing feast are expected to accelerate, with around 70% of available tickets already snapped up. According to The Times, over 5 000 policemen and a further 3 000 private security guards will be deployed in the four host cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Rustenburg, with four joint operational centres already working 24-hour shifts. At airports, stadiums and key areas in each city, fans will be directed and assisted by a 4 000-strong team of volunteers, backed up an additional 2 260 ushers and stewards, The Times reports. Edward Griffiths, former chief executive of SA Rugby, told The Times that while the Confederations Cup had always been a “bridesmaid event” to the World Cup, South Africa “could reinvent this tournament over the next few weeks – the passion, the infrastructure, the spirit are that remarkable.” And then there are the superstars who’ll be strutting their stuff on South Africa’s pitches – the likes of Kaka, Robinho, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Fabio Cannavaro and Daniele De Rossi, to name a few. European champions Spain, multiple World Cup winners Brazil and current champions Italy are bringing mostly full-strength squads – and not only to test local conditions ahead of the 2010 World Cup. The Confederations Cup may have had relatively humble beginnings, but it has become one of Fifa’s most important events, as can be seen from the prize money at stake – US$17.6-million in total. One of the matches expected to set the tournament alight is the meeting between Italy and Brazil in Pretoria on 21 June. It will take place at the 50 000-seater Loftus Versfeld Stadium, where extensive work has gone into ensuring that the pitch will be of top international quality. To make extra sure that everything runs smoothly, the city of Tshwane/Pretoria has conducted a number of tests on the stadium and its surrounding infrastructure over the last few weeks. “We have had a number of dry runs testing both the stadium and the surrounding areas, with our ‘park and walk’ and ‘park and ride’ facilities being used for the Super 14 rugby semi-final and final as well as for the PSL fixture between Santos and Kaizer Chiefs,” says Tshwane/Pretoria 2010 coordinator Godfrey Nkwane. Similar test runs have been held at Johannesburg’s Coca Cola Park Stadium, which will welcome over 60 000 football fans on Sunday for the tournament’s opening ceremony and opening match, between hosts South Africa and Asian champions Iraq. As much as the Confederations Cup will test the ability of the country’s national team, Bafana Bafana, to hold their own against the best in the world, it will test South Africa’s hosting abilities ahead of the 2010 World Cup. And for Paul Bannister, acting chief executive of the International Marketing Council of South Africa, this is where the everyday actions of ordinary South Africans will suddenly take on an added significance. “It is ordinary South Africans who are pulling off the image we need for 2010 – they have emerged as our major asset,” Bannister told The Times. According to Bannister, four American Confederations Cup fans were stranded on a city street in Cape Town last week after their luggage was lost at the airport. One local citizen stopped to offer support and advice; another drove them to the Waterfront. “That’s the kind of thing I believe will be happening on South African streets for the next three weeks, and next year as well,” Bannister told The Times. “The nature of our people will define our competitive difference over the next 13 months.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Sitting All Day is Risky. Is a Standing Desk Right For You?

first_imgjohn paul titlow Do you know how many hours per week you spend sitting in front of your computer? Lifehacker founder, programmer and author Gina Trapani was curious enough to use personal analytics to find out. As she wrote in a blog post earlier today, her findings were not promising. Using time management Web app RescueTime, Trapani, discovered that she was spending as much as 48 hours sitting down in one week. For Web workers like her, this is probably not unusual. That remaining utterly sedentary for large amounts of time can be harmful to one’s health is not exactly breaking news. But as the New York Times reported last week, a new study has shown that even regular exercise may not be enough to curtail the increased risk of heart attacks and other health troubles that our increasingly sedentary lifestyles present. Trapani, who was concerned about the impact that 48 weekly hours of sitting may have on her health, decided to convert to a workstation built for standing at eye-level with the computer screen, rather than sitting in a chair, which is not included in the set-up.“Now that I’m standing, I pace, dance, and fidget a lot more freely, which is just more natural activity and calorie burn built into my day,” writes Trapani.In her post, Trapani answers pretty much all of the questions that come to mind: Does it hurt? Do you take breaks to sit? Are special shoes required? You name it. What do you think? Could you stand at your desk all day, rather than sit? Are you concerned about the impact that sitting can have on your health? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.Photo by Gina Trapani. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#biz#tips last_img read more