Residents of Johnson Street near UN Drive in Monrovia woke up yesterday morning to the shocking scene of the lifeless body of a man who had reportedly been electrocuted.The late Andreu Saah, Jr., 27, whose body was dangling on a nearby electric pole was said to be in the habit of stealing and selling current to businesses and homes in the vicinities of Johnson and Warren Streets and as far down as the Rally Time Market Community near the Soniwein Creek.The death of Saah justified the maxim: ‘99 days for rogue and one day for the master.’ The deceased was a resident of Clay Street and a father of two (a boy and girl) whose mother was identified as Edna Varney.The electric pole that killed the victim has high tension wires and transformers said an LEC source.Up to press time last night, the LEC management had made no official comment on the incident, but they have on several previous occasions warned against “power theft” that has claimed several lives and caused thousands of dollars in losses to the Corporation.Eyewitnesses lamented that the late Saah had been in the habit of “stealing current from the LEC and renting them to all the money people” in the nearby communities at the rate of US$35 monthly.”“If you used the late Saah’s current in the day, you will pay US$35, but if you rented it for 24 hours, meaning both day and night, you would pay more,” some aggrieved residents told the Daily Observer as they glimpsed at Saah’s remains.Almost all those that gathered to view Saah’s corpse had at least encountered him in his “current business” at different times.An eyewitness, who claimed to be a “customer” who rented current from the late Saah, explained that Saah got electrocuted around 1a.m. yesterday when he and three of his alleged accomplices had gone to reconnect a customer they had previously disconnected for “being delinquent.”According to one source, Saah’s accomplices were each assigned with a specific task while he (Saah) carried out the illegal connection.For example, one of the three accomplices would watch out for any intruder(s) to their “hustle” and another would hold the ladder the victim reportedly used to climb the pole while the last man allegedly held the flashlight to provide a clear view as the “operation to connect or disconnect the wires proceeded.” “Unfortunately he was ‘jerked’ by the current and subsequently electrocuted to the disbelief of his three accomplices who suddenly disappeared under the cover of darkness when they noticed that their man had died instantly,” our source said.Among the onlookers at yesterday’s dreadful scene were said to be customers of the deceased, owing to the way some of them were wailing bitterly, particularly the women who beat their breasts in distress.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
How can so much software fit in such a small space? An ant brain can’t be very big, but look what it can do. The BBC News and Science Daily both told about the route-finding ability of army ants. Not only do they find the most efficient routes to their targets, they even plug potholes with their own bodies. The volunteers that agree to get walked on, providing a “living surface” for the others, are even specifically matched to the size of the hole, scientists at University of Bristol found. One team member said, “When it comes to rapid road repairs, the ants have their own do-it-yourself highways agency.” In addition, ants are able to plan far ahead for their own workforce. Science Daily reported that ants, “one of nature’s ultimate self-organising species breeds optimum numbers of each worker type to ensure the smooth running of the colony.” They seem to have an uncanny sense to adjust the expression of key genes to breed the workforce that will be most in demand in the future. How they do this is a mystery, but one evolutionary biologist was certain Darwin could explain it: “It seems that ants have evolved their own solution to this problem.”Do-it-yourself agency, he said. Self-organizing species, they called it. Do ants have a sense of self? Do they complain when they get walked on, like people do? Just a momentary jest; whatever is going on, a lot of information has to be packed into a tiny space in the head of an ant. The miniature robots know just what to do and do it extremely well (see 09/12/2001). And what do you know, they say army ants have been doing this for 100 million years without any evolution (05/06/2003, 11/14/2000). What do you know. Notice how in this and the next entry, evolutionists are fond of phrasing their materialistic theory in the personal, active verb form: such-and-such evolved a solution, or color vision, or whatever. Foul! The organism did not – and could not – conspire to do such a thing. Their own presuppositions disallow it. Don’t let an evolutionist confuse the issues with such personal, teleological language. Force them to be consistent. This will poke a hole that will leak all the pneuma out of their theory’s tires. Simultaneously, their explanations will be seen not as highways, but as potholes, wider than their own bodies. Flat tires on a highway that is all pothole and no road will get their theory nowhere fast, even if they all join hands and feet in a desperate attempt to keep the road from disappearing. (As if that would help, anyway; they don’t even know where their road should go.)(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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ROME (AP) — At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night.A video shown on Sky TG24 shows the escalator accelerating suddenly, and the people riding down on it collapsing one onto another. The dramatic footage shows people on the parallel escalator trying to pull others to safety.The cause was not immediately known. The metropolitan station at Piazza Repubblica near the main Termini train station was closed by investigators.“The scene that we found was people piled up at the bottom of the escalator,” said Rome provincial fire chief Giampietro Boscaino. “People one on the top of the other looking for help. They had various injuries caused by the escalator that was twisted, therefore serious injuries.”The prefect’s office put the number of injured at 20, mostly Russians in town for a Champion’s League soccer game between CSKA Moscow and Roma. Firefighters said seven were in serious condition.The news agency ANSA quoted Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi as saying that witnesses reported people were jumping and dancing on the escalator before the accident. ANSA also quoted city transport agency officials as saying maintenance is carried out on metro system escalators every month.Separately, one CSKA fan was slashed with a knife during clashes between opposing fans outside the Stadio Olimpico, the ANSA news agency reported.About 1,500 CSKA fans were attending the match.____By PAOLO SANTALUCIA , Associated PressColleen Barry contributed from Milan.Rescuers evacuate a person who was wounded after an escalator at the “Repubblica” subway station in Rome, started running much too fast before crashing, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. According to first reports many of the people wounded in the accident were fans of CSKA Moscow, who were in Rome for tonight’s Champions League match with Roma. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)Rescuers evacuate a person who was wounded after an escalator at the “Repubblica” subway station in Rome, started running much too fast before crashing, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. According to first reports many of the people wounded in the accident were fans of CSKA Moscow, who were in Rome for tonight’s Champions League match with Roma. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)Rescuers evacuate a person who was wounded after an escalator at the “Repubblica” subway station in Rome, started running much too fast before crashing, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. According to first reports many of the people wounded in the accident were fans of CSKA Moscow, who were in Rome for tonight’s Champions League match with Roma. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Navdeep Saini received an official warning from the International Cricket Council after he was found to be in breach of the Level 1 off the ICC Code of Conduct during a dream debut for India in the first T20 International against West Indies on Saturday.Navdeep Saini dismissed West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran in the 4th over of the innings but according to an ICC press release, his celebration was found to have breached “Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon their dismissal. He has also been handed one demerit point.”Saini admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe – there was therefore no need for a formal hearing.Navdeep Saini had a spectuaclar debut. He picked 3 for 17 off his 4 overs and bowled a wicket-maiden in the final over as India restricted West Indies to 95 for 9 off 20 overs.India got home with 4 wickets and 16 balls to spare.Navdeep Saini was named man-of-the-match after his sensational spell broke the back of the West Indies batting line-up on a tricky pitch.Bhuvneshwar Kumar reckoned Saini would be dangerous on good bowling wickets.”He [Saini] bowls really quick and the wicket was a bit slow but he’s a quick bowler, he bowls around 145-150kmh. So we’ll get to see him bowl really quick on good bowling wickets,” Bhuvneshwar said.Read more | Would love it if some Indian players attend my wedding: Hasan AliAlso see:advertisement
The 40th annual North Queensland Touch Football Championships were held last weekend in Townsville with 42 teams from across the region taking part. Ten divisions were contested under idyllic conditions. Congratulations to the winners, runner ups and finals referees:Men’s Open Tier 1Townsville Blue 8 defeated Townsville Green 7 Player of the Final – Andrew Searle (Townsville Blue) Referees – Michael Littlefield, Jason Miller, Paul EdmondsonMen’s Open Tier 2 Atherton 12 defeated Hughenden 5 Player of the Final – Cameron Glaspy (Atherton)Women’s Open Tier 1Townsville 8 defeated Cairns 4 Player of the Final – Toni Daisy (Townsville) Referees – Kerrod Hall, Mitch McKenzie, Chris Benstead Women’s Open Tier 2Burdekin 10 defeated Atherton 1 Player of the Final – Martina Monday (Burdekin) Referees – Damin Johnston, Jordan Rafter, Dean RamsayMen’s 49’sTownsville 5 defeated Cairns 4 Player of the Final – Tony Parsons (Townsville) Referees – Darryl Lyon, Danny Dong, Allan CampMen’s 39’sTownsville 9 defeated Cairns 2 Player of the Final – Damien Logan (Townsville) Referees – John Viklund, Shane Murell, Rob McKayMen’s 27’s Townsville 10 defeated Cairns 6 Player of the Final – Damon Townsend (Townsville) Referees – Scott Marsh, Marcus Muller, Denise WeierMen’s 19’s Townsville 5 defeated Mackay 4 Player of the Final – Jamaiah Hutchinson (Mackay) Referees – Roderick Mundraby, Hayden Smith, Justin HillWomen’s 39’s Townsville 11 defeated Gordonvale 4 Player of the Final – Julie Style (Townsville) Referees – Clive Grossman, Dean Saunders, Noel LongWomen’s 26’s Cairns 5 defeated Townsville 2 Player of the Final – Jeda Nash (Cairns) Referees – Fiona Quinn, Alison Watters, Regan Cheetham Women’s 19’sMackay 12 defeated Townsville 1 Player of the Final – Tayla McGuire (Mackay) Referees – Krista Field, Cara Symons, Karli ReisenPhotos from the weekend can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1Mn9n3c Related Links2015 NQ Champs
The Scarlet Knights face a similar issue to the Buckeyes: scoring. “The key to success last year was that we were able to play the same group of guys for 13, 14 games in a row with no injury problems whereas this year we have been riddled with injury problems,” Bluem said. “We shot ourselves in the foot. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what was going on but some we had some individual mistakes that lead straight to their goals,” said Danny Jensen, Ohio State senior forward. “We had four critical mistakes in the first half and they didn’t have any.” Buckeyes goalkeeper Parker Siegfried, a redshirt freshman out of Granville, Ohio, has made 16 saves while allowing 10 goals, good for a .615 save percentage. “We have to win from now on,” said sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed. “Next game is pretty crucial. Right now we are 1-1 in the Big Ten and we are looking to be 2-1.” Against Northwestern, OSU lost one of their captains, senior defender Tyler Kidwell, after going down with an apparent knee injury when making contact with a Wildcat. Kidwell did not play against Penn State, but coach Bluem said he is hoping he will be able to return to action against Rutgers. Siegfried was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after his first collegiate shutout vs. Northwestern. At 1-5, it is going to be an uphill battle for the team to get back to where they would like to be. However, the players are locked in and ready to fight back to the high level they feel they are capable of. Sunday’s game will feature a matchup of two goalies on the opposite ends of the age spectrum. Ohio State then-sophomore Marcus McCrary (19) dribbles the ball through a group of Michigan players during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Nov. 4, 2015. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOutplaying them in the box score, down big on the scoreboard. That was the story for the Ohio State men’s soccer team last Tuesday against Penn State. Despite having the advantage in shots at 12-7 and the advantage in corner kicks at 8-1, the team would glance up at the scoreboard at the final buzzer that read 4-2 Nittany Lions. The Buckeyes will look to regroup on Sunday at 2 p.m. as they take on Rutgers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The upcoming stretch will be very important for Ohio State, as four of their next five games will be played at home. “It’s time for this group of players to put wins together and start climbing back toward .500 and building confidence,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “We need to settle in on our best lineup and hopefully keep everybody healthy enough to play.” Health has been a big issue for the Buckeyes this season. Rutgers comes into the game with a record of 0-5. Through their first five games, Rutgers has scored only one goal, the equalizer against Maryland coming from junior forward Dante Perez. That record is deceiving, however, as Rutgers has faced some stiff competition thus far. Three of its five games have come against ranked opponents, receiving losses against No. 7 Creighton, No. 20 Denver, and No. 4 Maryland, whom they took to double overtime before losing 2-1. Rutgers goalkeeper David Greczek, a senior out of Fairfield, New Jersey, has made 26 saves on the season while allowing 14 goals. Greczek has a career .744 save percentage.
Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen (8) sets the ball to redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous (4) during a match against Ball State Feb. 26 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterA five-game homestand ended on a sour note for the Ohio State Buckeyes.After sweeping a pair of matches against Grand Canyon over the weekend, OSU could not keep the momentum going, losing to No. 14 Ball State 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24) Wednesday at St. John Arena.The loss puts the Buckeyes back at .500 for the season at 7-7, with a 4-3 record in the Men’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference.OSU started strong, taking the match early with a score of 25-20 in the first set.“We started off strong and looked good and promising from there, I don’t know if we get complacent but we definitely allowed them some life and let them get back into the match,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Coach Pete Hanson said the team is going to take a look at its game as a whole as it prepares for its next match, next Wednesday at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.“We have to keep working on all phases of the game, we don’t have one phase that is consistent in what we need to have happen. We will continue to work on our offense and defense, I think we need some overall improvements, we have been working hard, we just need to stay at it and get better,” Hanson said.The Buckeye offense came off strong in the beginning, but started lacking when the Cardinals turned it up defensively, Hanson said.“Early on, it was our offense that was on,” he said. “Ball State is a team that blocks well and our offense started to get pretty predictable which prevented us from gaining those points.”Three Buckeyes led the team with double digit kills. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson had tallied a career-high 16, while redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous and Henchy contributed 12 kills each.Johnson said the team needs to work on its unity.“We need to have a stronger team, instead of strong individuals. Tonight, there was too many holes in our core group of guys,” Johnson said.Match time between the Buckeyes and IPFW is set for 7 p.m.
September 12, 2001Frugal SoupApproximately once a month Arcosanti prepares a simple lunch consisting ofvegetable soup and bread, dedicated to exploring and acknowledging world hunger.This month Frugal Soup was held in the Ampitheater.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Then Workshoppers helped construct small wooden squares or framework to hold the silt. Pictured: September Workshop participants. Silt CastingDuring Seminar Week, September Workshoppers learned the process of siltcastingfrom Silt Workshop Coordinator Randall Schultz. Then they packed the silt into the wood framework, smoothed it out, and presseddesigns into silt using a variety of tools. Plaster was then poured over the silt to cast a relief of the design.[Photo by: Michael Muntinga]Due to recent events, coverage of the August Graduation and Party will be posted on Monday. Workshoppers mixed the silt (or earth) from the riverbed with water to obtainthe proper consistency. Resident Tony Fragiacomo doles out apple juice to members of a special workshopfrom Osaka, Japan. This workshopwhich is facilitated by Tomiaki Tamura, is a week long introductionto Arcosantiand Arcology Theory.