Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nedbank Swaziland Limited (NEDB.sz) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileNedbank (Swaziland) Limited is a leading financial services group in Swaziland offering products and services for the private, commercial and corporate market. It is a subsidiary of the Nedbank Group of South Africa and was established in Swaziland following Nedbank’s acquisition of Standard Chartered Banks local majority shareholding in 1997. Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited’s product and service offering ranges from current accounts, savings and fixed and term deposits to mortgage and trade finance. The loan division offers assistance for personal, micro, home, vehicle and SME business loans. The company also provides franchising and specialised financing, as well as letters of credit and performance guarantees. Its headquarters are in Mbabane, Swaziland. Nedbank (Swaziland) Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange
Peter O’Mahony banned for three matchesPeter O’Mahony has been banned for three matches after being sent off in Ireland’s Six Nations opener againt Wales.The Munster back-rower was shown a red card for a dangerous charge into a ruck in the 14th minute that resulted in his shoulder making contact with the head of Wales prop Tomas Francis.O’Mahony admitted the act of dangerous play at his hearing and an independent disciplinary committee rated the offence as “reckless” and ruled it mid-range, which meant a starting point of six weeks in terms of the ban. Given O’Mahony’s conduct at the hearing and previous disciplinary record, the committee decided the player could receive the full 50% reduction in sanction.Therefore he is banned for “three meaningful matches” and until 14 March 2021. He will miss Ireland‘s next three Six Nations matches against France, Italy and Scotland, but he will be available for selection for their final fixture against England in Dublin. Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony walks off after receiving a red card (Getty Images) The Ireland back-rower will be available for final Six Nations match against England A Six Nations statement read: “In assessing the seriousness of the offending, the committee found that the offending was reckless. They were satisfied that the player’s conduct breached World Rugby Law 9.20(a), in that he charged into a ruck. Charging includes any contact made without binding onto another player in the ruck or maul. The Committee noted that the offending involved reckless contact with the head of the Wales No 3.“As the conduct involved contact with the head, although noting that no injury was suffered by the Wales No 3, the committee determined that the entry point was mid-range, which for this offence is six weeks.“It was accepted that there were no off-field aggravating factors, and the disciplinary committee concluded after careful consideration of the player’s record and conduct in the hearing, that the player was entitled to a 50% reduction of sanction in mitigation. The player is suspended from 7 February 2021 to 14 March 2021, which represents three meaningful matches to the player. The player is free to play again on 15 March 2021.” Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Mama Mia Reply Thanks so much for your comments. I especially like the vinagaroons. They are fearsome looking, but quite harmless. The name, vinagroon comes from their ability to spray ascetic acid which smells like vinegar. It is sad but most of the large diamondbacks have been killed off and yet they play a very important roll in the ecosystem. All blessings on you and yours, Charles Towne Those scorpions he would find in the meter boxes were called giant whip scorpions or vinegaroons or grampus. You can go to the images in google and see how scary those thing look. I looked it up. I knew it was something like grampus or grandpus, something like that, that my husband used to say that they were called. I like your article Mr. Towne! TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOrlando Philharmonic Announces 25th Anniversary SeasonNext articleCan you hear me now? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply Yes and a lot of people don’t know it but this area of Apopka right here used to be crawling with rattlesnakes, and they probably are still here crawling around, though they stay hidden from view, and not as plentiful. The rattlesnakes share the gopher turtle holes. My husband back when he first started working at the city, as a meter- reader, before the newer touch meters came along, used to open the meter boxes and find rattlesnakes down in them, and these scorpion type things called grampus or something like that. He also worked at a plant nursery before that on Rock Springs Road and the nursery was crawling with huge rattlesnakes. He always told me that he would smell them before he heard them rattle. He said he would be working along in the beds, and smell a very odd odor, and he would get a whiff of it, and then he would stop and start looking, and sure enough, they would be one or more of the rattlesnakes among the plants in the bed he was working in. They also had little pigmy rattlesnakes too in there in the beds. Charles Towne March 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm Live simply,Love generously,Trust God, and make a difference, today.Charles Towne is a longtime Apopka resident, member of Insp!re Church and a published author. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here March 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A very noisy cargoInspirationBy Charles TowneI was hunting diamondback rattlesnakes in South Florida for Bill Haast, owner of the Miami Serpentarium. Bill milked the diamondbacks for their venom and used the venom in research to find cures for various human diseases.The hunting had been very good. In a week I had captured 41 large diamondbacks. I was driving a Volkswagen bug and had removed the back seat so I would have plenty of room for the snakes. 41 cotton collection bags containing 41 diamondbacks scattered all over the floor of the beetle and there was little or no room left for me. Such a load is almost enough to give a regular man nightmares.I was traveling across the state to deliver my snaky load to Bill when a state trooper pulled me over.“Young man, you are driving ten miles an hour over the speed limit,” he said to me. “What’s your hurry?” “I am“I am sorry officer,” I replied. “I am in a hurry to deliver my cargo.”He ordered me out of my vehicle with the instructions to stand at the side of the road while he examined the contents of those mysterious bags. I took a fiendish delight in watching that stalwart officer of the law lean into my vehicle. About that time he must have touched one of the bags because about half of those rattlers began a very impressive symphony. Quite suddenly the trooper was standing next to me, white as a sheet.“Mister, are those bags containing what I think they are containing?” He asked.Well, I didn’t get a ticket for speeding that day, but I was very careful to obey the speed limit after that. I guess it just goes to prove that God does take care of old men, children, and fools. Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Chapter One (The Book People) raised £16,287 Team Stirling (Global Reach) raised £13,304 Good In10tions (Radisson Blu Edwardian) raised £7,996. The Book People inspired staff across their three sites to take part in a series of dress-down days, raffles and cake sales. They also held a wide variety of successful events including Warehouse sales, a quiz night, eBay auction, coastal walk and sponsored runs. National bookseller The Book People have won the Beanstalk Corporate Challenge, run by children’s literacy charity Beanstalk.The Beanstalk Corporate Challenge is a CSR initiative that challenges corporate teams to compete against each other to raise at least £10,000 within six months for the charity’s work supporting children who are struggling with their reading. In return Beanstalk provides the participating teams with free learning and development in areas such as leadership, business planning and marketing through a series of structured activities and by assigning them external business mentors.This year’s competition saw three teams compete. The fundraising results were: Advertisement Radisson Blu Edwardian took part in Nightrider (a 100km cycle challenge in London) and encouraged colleagues to get involved in a sponsored skydive, They also held events across their London hotels including a silent auction of exclusive hotel gift packages. How company teams raised funds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Global Reach Partners raised funds through 20 members of staff conquering Tough Mudder, a 13 mile obstacle course Beanstalk CEO Sue Porto said: “Our Corporate Challenge is CSR with a difference. We wanted to give something back and create partnerships where the organisations and their employees benefited too. At Beanstalk supporting learning is central to all we do so it was natural that when we came to set up the Corporate Challenge, we wanted it to be a worthwhile learning and development experience for the teams involved.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 September 2013 | News 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility Events The Book People win Beanstalk’s 2013 Corporate Challenge
Heritage organisations which took part in the Giving to Heritage training programme have raised £3.15 million as a direct result.An independent evaluation of the programme has measured how the low-cost training programme has helped heritage groups secure new funding.Consilium Research found that “the £3.15 million raised so far will continue to increase year on year” as new fundraising strategies are developed and implemented. The evaluation also reported that confidence and skill levels in heritage fundraising and capacity building have “increased substantially” due to the GTH training.Amounts raised ranged from £100 to £800,000, and totalled £3,135,880. 129 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Funding heritage Institute of Fundraising small charities Training AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 130 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Giving to Heritage training programme helps groups raise £3.15m Advertisement How the Institute of Conservation benefited from the trainingAlison Richmond at Institute of Conservation (Icon) benefited from executive coaching from an Institute of Fundraising consultant, consisting of 6 x 3 hour sessions over 6 months.Icon was so impressed with the sessions that they accessed a second programme at a cost of £2,000 to develop a fundraisingstrategy and train members of the Senior management team and Trustees.Icon is a registered charity and the professional body which raises awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for heritage. It champions high standards of conservation and represents nearly 3,000 individuals and organisations including professional conservators and conservation scientists.Fundraising experienceAlison is the CEO of Icon and responsible for strategic planning and implementation, internal operations and external relations. Although a significant part her role, Alison has not benefited from any formal fundraising training prior to reading details of the Giving to Heritage programme in The Heritage Alliance newsletter, Heritage Update.Giving to Heritage supportAlison originally accessed the Executive Coaching offer in order to inform Icon’s approach to ongoing fundraising and build on nine years of HLF funding to support its Conservation Internship Project. Including an initial meeting with an Institute of Fundraising Consultant to assess their needs and plan a bespoke development programme. The six sessions across a six month period to December 2015 were the perfect way to discuss both Alison’s and Icon’s fundraising requirements within a trusted environment and any lack of experience or training overcome on a one-to-one basis.“I appreciated the slightly less formal atmosphere that allowed us to discuss as well as to absorb”Icon’s second Executive Coaching programme was used to develop a new fundraising strategy informed by a meeting led by the Institute of Fundraising consultant and presentation to the full Icon Board in September 2016. Icon also used its time with the consultant to plan and deliver two training days attended by members of the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees covering ‘Writing a Case for Support’ and a bespoke session focused on putting ‘Icon’s Fundraising Plan and Strategy into Practice’.ImpactThe Executive Coaching support has enabled Alison and Icon to develop a strategic approach to fundraising with the support of a Consultant able to assess the needs of both an individual and a heritage organisation.The initial programme of Executive Coaching resulted in a better understanding of what a fundraising strategy should look like and led to work with Icon’s Board of Trustees to refine and develop a case for support and mission as part of a strategic plan. The second programme encouraged a whole-organisation approach to fundraising with senior management and Trustees supported to inform and deliver the organisation’s targeted fundraising strategy.Alison said: “The discussion about targeting effort and how much the return on different types of fundraising were likely to be was extremely illuminating”.She added: “The knowledge and skills we learnt will be useful to Icon both now and long term.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Over 800 heritage organisations benefitedTraining ranged from one-day courses to webinars and coaching.Giving to Heritage was developed by The Heritage Alliance and Institute of Fundraising (IoF) thanks to ‘Catalyst initiative’ funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and DCMS.The £750,000 of grant funding was designed to help build fundraising capacity, skills and leadership within the heritage sector. It included workshops, executive coaching, one-to-one support and webinars.The emphasis was on providing low cost (down to £20 for a day) but high quality training for organisations, many of which could not have afforded other fundraising training.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake was one of the programme’s trainers, offering practical training in digital fundraising in venues around England.This was the first partnership project between the Institute of Fundraising and the heritage sector. As other Catalyst-funded programmes for sectors such as arts and culture organisations have shown, investing in fundraising can help develop many organisations’ income generating skills and resilience. Peter Lewis, IoF Chief Executive, said: “At a time when many smaller charities are struggling, this evaluation highlights the transformative impact that high quality fundraising training can have.”Funding for extension soughtThe programme was also made possible with support from CAN Invest, the Community Shares Company, and many skilled volunteers.Although the initial programme was extended for an additional six months due to its popularity, the programme has now closed. However, the Heritage Alliance and Institute of Fundraising are keen to hear from funders and donors who can help continue this work.You can continue to use resources and view webinars at the Giving to Heritage website.Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players Giving to Heritage has offered heritage organisations the tools to develop longer-term financial independence. It is great to see such positive findings from this evaluation, and we look forward to seeing continued benefits for the entire sector resulting from the GTH training”.Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance, added: “We’re delighted that this evaluation has so clearly demonstrated the impact of funding training for small organisations.”You can read a summary of the evaluation and read the full document. Howard Lake | 1 December 2017 | News
Farm Bill Extension Now the Approach of the House Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Extension Now the Approach of the House By Gary Truitt – Jul 26, 2012 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleWill Bankers Stand With Farmers During Drought?Next articleThat Great State Fair Food is Only a Week Away Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter The U.S. House will vote on an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill next week. The measure will include livestock and fruit and vegetable disaster aid. House leadership is encouraging members to vote for the bill. If passed – it will be conference with the Senate-passed farm bill after the August recess. National Journal Daily reports that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said the bill needed to be passed ahead of the August recess and called this a logical approach. According to Lucas – to provide certainty in the drought areas and to enable an orderly transition from the completion of the regular farm bill – a one-year extension makes sense. Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson has opposed the idea of a farm bill extension – but Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow has asked him to support the extension. She and Ranking Member Pat Roberts are behind the approach.Source: NAFB News service
to go further News February 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts March 17, 2021 Find out more MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again RSF_en Organisation March 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of an Indian magazine released January 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia Reporters Without Borders notes the release on bail, on 2 March 2006, of Alok Tomar, editor of the Hindi-language magazine Shabdarth. He had to pay 50,000 rupees (943 euros) and provide a personal surety. He was arrested on 23 February after publishing one of the Danish cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.———————————————————–27.02.2006A daily suspended in Malaysia for reprinting cartoonsThe minister for internal security on 25 February 2006 issued a statement announcing a two-week suspension of the daily Berita Petang Sarawak for publishing a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, making it the third paper in Malaysia to be suspended for reprinting the Danish cartoons.The newspaper, which cannot reappear until 11 March, is accused of publishing one of the cartoons in its 4 February edition, illustrating an article headlined, “We are ready for the Jihad” The publication contravenes the 1984 press and publications law, the authorities said.The two other suspended papers are the Sarawak Tribune and the Guangming Daily.————————————————————-24.02.2006Indian magazine editor arrested for publishing one of the cartoonsPolice in New Delhi arrested Alok Tomar, editor of the Hindi-language magazine Shabdarth on 23 February for publishing one of the cartoons of the prophet that were first printed in Denmark. They also seized hundreds of copies of the magazine. The journalist’s colleagues said that the cartoon had been used to illustrate an article that called on the press not to publish articles and caricatures that were offensive to believers.————————————————————-15.02.2006Editor sacked in Indonesia for reprinting Mohammed cartoonsDavid Da Silva, editor of the Christian magazine Gloria, in Surabaya (Java), has been dismissed for reprinting the controversial 12 cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. “As soon as we learned they were in the magazine, we withdrew 8,000 copies from sale,” said a management spokesman. “Unfortunately, some had already been bought and sparked strong reaction.” Several demonstrations have beenstaged in front of the magazine’s offices. Police have questioned Da Silva.————————————————————-15.02.2006Another daily newspaper suspended for publishing a photo of the cartoonsThe government has suspended the evening edition of Chinese-language daily Guangming for two weeks after it published a photograph showing the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The newspaper is banned from appearing from 16 February to 1st March. According to the website Malaysiakini, the newspaper on 3 February published a photo from Agence France-Presse in its evening edition for the north of the country, showing someone reading a newspaper containing a reproduction of the cartoons. The daily’s management withdrew all copies from sale. The suspension order was made by the head of government who is also minister for internal security.————————————————————10.02.2006Prophet cartoons: Censorship in Malaysia, Indonesia, Algeria and YemenReporters Without Borders today deplored the Malaysian government’s decision to suspend the Sarawak Tribune daily newspaper’s publishing licence for reprinting the controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in its 4 February issue. A tabloid in Indonesia was seized by authorities for the same reason.“This measure is excessive, especially as the newspaper in no way intended to be provocative and reprinted the cartoons simply to complement its news coverage,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The entire staff do not deserve to be punished like this. Although some of these cartoons may be found repulsive, press freedom is once against threatened in this case.”It was Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who yesterday ordered the suspension of the Sarawak Tribune’s licence until further notice. The newspaper is based in the eastern province of Sarawak (on the island of Borneo). The New Straits Times newspaper said the entire cabinet shared Badawi’s view that reprinting the “humiliating caricatures” was offensive and required a stern reaction from the government.Badawi, who is also internal security minister and the current chairman of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, said reprinting the cartoons was “irresponsible and inhuman” for Muslims and gave a negative image of his country. Representatives of the ministry of internal security and information refused to give the foreign press any comment.“We foresaw this reaction from the government and we will suspend publication as soon as we are ordered to,” Polit Hamzah of the Sarawak Press Newspaper Group told the Associated Press. The group, which owns the daily, apologised for the decision to publish the cartoons in order to illustrate a report about the ongoing demonstrations in the Muslim world.The editor present when the decision was taken, Lester Melanyi, a non-Muslim, was interrogated for two hours by the police, who are still investigating to see if a crime was committed. Melanyi resigned a few hours later.Meanwhile, the authorities in neighboring Indonesia ordered the withdrawal from sale of 3,000 copies of Peta, a tabloid weekly, in which the caricatures had also been reprinted. The police chief said he intended to prosecute the newspaper for “blasphemy.”Two weeklies, Yemen Observer and Al-Raï Al-Aam, were suspended in Yemen for reprinting the caricatures on 4 and 7 February respectively, while TV journalists were dismissed for screening them in Algeria.
We-Ge/iStock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of young activists filled the streets by New York City Hall Friday for the Global Climate Strike.Participants joined together to strike ahead of next week’s UN Climate Summit and NYC Climate Week, urging lawmakers to act on climate issues.More than 1,000 communities across the United States participated in the event, and New York City schools allowed students to attend the march.Sixteen-year-old activist, Greta Thunberg, spoke with “Good Morning America” about her plan for the Climate Strike and the message she wants to send to others about climate change.GMA: What is your plan for Friday’s Climate Strike?Greta: Today I’m going to join the Climate Strike in New York, which will start on Foley Square and end up on Battery Park, and then I’m planning to go home and look at all the pictures from around the world from all of the strikes.I look forward to doing that and to seeing all the numbers from strikes.GMA: What do you expect from today?Greta: From today, I hope there will be lots and lots of people all around the world who are standing together and are striking for the climate, striking for schools, striking from work. People of all ages joining each other in this fight, and I hope that will lead to action, to real action, because this is building up to the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday and for the UN Week when world leaders are gathering in New York. I just hope that they will take something out this that there are so many [who desperately] want action, who demand action.GMA: We heard that over 150 countries are participating in this Friday, how does that make you feel?Greta: The numbers from all these cities around the world. There are tens of thousands and just small towns, and it’s just incredible to see. I think it’s just a joyful day.GMA: What’s your next step?Greta: After today, I am going to stay in New York for a while for the UN Week and join several events, and then for the big strike on the 27th of September in one week, I am going up to Montreal to join that climate strike, and then I’m going to try to get to Santiago.This movement we are planning on continuing. [For] some of us, it’s every Friday and some of us, it’s whenever we can and many of us on the big global strikes.GMA: You recently mentioned that news organizations and Congress need to do more than just cover you like a piece of news. Tell us more about that.Greta: Right now we are focusing very much on me as the individual, and not the climate crisis itself, so I think we need to see more the big picture and the media need to cover this whole crisis for what it actually is.I’m so public and so many people are listening to me, then I’m trying to use that positioning to making a change.GMA: Tell us about a time during your tour when you spoke to someone who opposes your beliefs.Greta: Of course, I have met many people who don’t understand or accept the science, and I just don’t try to convince them otherwise, because I don’t want to normalize their view, because, I mean, it’s just science. This is not my beliefs or opinions. I’m just trying to communicate the science.GMA: Do you feel like when you talk to people in America, it’s different than anywhere else you’ve traveled to.Greta: Of course, every country’s different. Here, it feels like we are still stuck in the conversation of whether the climate crisis is real or not. People always say, “I believe in climate change,” and it’s just we need to move past that.GMA: What don’t people understand about your mission?Greta: About me and our mission, this movement’s mission, we are not just some kids who are skipping school, but this actually something much bigger. This is a movement and all we’re saying is, “Listen to science,” and we are so much more than just young children. This is, I think, this is something very big that is growing and it will not stop. I think we are only seeing the beginning.GMA: What would you want to happen in 50 years?Greta: I would want [the world] to have taken the responsibility and listen to the science, and together with experts and scientists, developed a plan and how to take the measures required to safeguard the conditions for future and present generations.GMA: Do you have a message for the leader of the United States, President Donald Trump?Greta: My message is the same to everyone, just [unite behind] science, and, I mean, it doesn’t feel like it’s very easy to change his mindset, so I’m not even gonna try to do that.GMA: What do you think the best way is to get people to agree or talk about climate issues?Greta: I think just raise awareness and start treating this crisis as the crisis it is, because otherwise, people won’t be able to understand the urgency, and if they don’t understand of the situation, they can’t be able to put pressure on people in power, so I think it’s a very essential part of this.GMA: What has surprised you the most about your American tour?Greta: I don’t know, just so many cultural differences. It’s very fun to travel to different countries and see how the debate is going there and how much people seem to be aware, and how climate activists work, because they work so different in different parts of the world.Everything is just so much bigger and so much more than where I come from.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Gary Brummett, 81. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two men face federal charges after allegedly posing as U.S. marshals at a Florida resort and threatening hotel staff with arrest if they made them wear masks, a criminal complaint claims.Walter Wayne Brown Jr., 53, and Gary Brummett, 81, were arrested Feb. 11 on charges of impersonating a federal officer.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort in Deerfield Beach earlier that day after hotel staff reported they were suspicious of two men who identified themselves as U.S. marshals.Brown and Brummett allegedly claimed they were medically exempt from a hotel policy requiring that they wear masks — and flashed laminated cards indicating their exemption, according to a criminal complaint.When a manager asked Brummett on Feb. 11 to wear a mask to comply with the public health guidelines, Brummett allegedly pointed to his belt badge and said, “Do you know what this means? I’m a ‘U.S. Marshal’ and can have you arrested if you force me to wear a mask,” according to the complaint.Over the previous two days, Brown allegedly told hotel staff enforcing the policy on two separate occasions that he was a federal agent and “did not have to wear a mask,” according to the complaint. He also allegedly told the manager he was exempt due to a medical condition and could have him arrested if forced to wear a mask.Hotel employees, including a front desk agent whose cousin is a U.S. marshal, found it strange that federal agents would take issue with wearing a mask, and the manager contacted authorities to corroborate the claims, according to the complaint.Responding deputies found Brown and Brummett dining together “wearing authentic appearing circular badges on their belts with a seven-point star that read ‘Cherokee Nation Marshal’ along the circle and ‘Aniyvwiya Criminal Justice Deputy’ within the star,” the criminal complaint alleges.They also allegedly wore laminated cards with the title “FACEMASK EXEMPT NOTICE/CARD” that stated, “l am exempt from any ordinance requiring face mask usage in public. … Wearing a face mask poses a mental and/or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I am not required to disclose my condition to you.”Brown and Brummett have never been employees of the U.S. Marshals Service, nor the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, according to the complaint.The pair are on a marshal’s hold at the Joseph V. Conte Facility in Pompano Beach. They have a detention hearing scheduled for Friday and will be arraigned on Feb. 26, court records show.ABC News has reached out to their attorneys for comment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Last Saturday, Weber State football set the game times for all games this season, save one, per an official release.All kickoff times are listed as MDT/MST.The Wildcats’ season-opener, an August 30 date at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City against Utah is slated for a 6:00 pm kickoff.This will be a Pac-12 Networks broadcast.The September 8 game at Cal Poly is a 7:00 pm kickoff time, followed by a September 15 home game against South Dakota kicking off at 6:00 pm.The September 22 home game against Northern Colorado is also a 6:00 pm kickoff and after a September 29 bye, the October 6 game at Northern Arizona is a 2:30 pm kickoff.The October 13 game against Eastern Washington is a 4:00 pm kickoff with the October 27 game at North Dakota slated to kick off at 1:00 pm.On November 3, Senior Day, the home game against Sacramento State will be a 12:00 pm kickoff while the November 10 game at Southern Utah is a 5:00 pm kickoff and the November 17 game at Idaho State is a 2:30 pm kickoff.The October 20 home game against Montana State has no game time as of yet because this is a Root Sports broadcast.It will not be released until the NBA schedule is released in mid-August as Root Sports also broadcasts NBA games. Tags: Cal Poly/Eastern Washington/Idaho State/Kickoff Times/Montana State/North Dakota/Northern Arizona/Northern Colorado/Rice-Eccles Stadium/Sacramento State/Southern Utah/Utah/Weber State Football Written by July 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Sets Game Times