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Couple charged with multiple sexual assault crimes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — New evidence in a 10 year old case led to the arrest of 59-year-old Walter Deneal Massengill and 60-year-old Joann Marie Massengill-King on multiple sexual assault charges.In 2008, a 6-year-old child reported incidents at school. Investigators weren’t able to gather enough evidence to hand out charges. Now, both Massengill and Massengill-King were arraigned in the 81st District Court on Monday.Walter Massengill  received charges of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree, three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault in the 2nd degree, and three counts of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. Joann Massengill-King received charges of one county of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree, three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree, three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 2nd degree, and three counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration. A $500,000 bond has been set for both parties. The two are being held at Alpena County Jail.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Crime, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sexual AssaultContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School unveils new Mechatronics LabNext What’s Trending on October 16last_img read more

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NFL picks, predictions against spread for Week 14: 49ers beat Saints; Rams upset Seahawks; Ravens top Bills

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/44/73/drew-brees-111019-getty-ftr_oy968edldvnj1prar7jkhk7qk.jpg?t=1485533326&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/11/e3/aaron-rodgers-111819-getty-ftrjpg_dqyk2oevb0dn1pda39dby2tqc.jpg?t=2144351454&w=500&quality=80 Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers (-14)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Redskins will do exactly what they did against the Panthers on the road: Run, run and run some more with Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson. The Packers are most vulnerable to a steady dose of power running, equipped better to rush the passer and cover Dwayne Haskins’ limited receiving corps. But the Redskins’ pass rush will be slowed down against the Rodgers, and they can’t cover his two best wide receivers, Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. The Packers will need to turn the tables themselves and run well with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams to put away their return to Lambeau in the fourth quarter.Pick: Packers win 27-14 but fail to cover the spread.Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (-9)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Bengals found some stability again with Andy Dalton back at QB. They look like a legitimate offense again with Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon as two challenging skill players for a reeling Browns defense. The Browns, however, after not running well against the Steelers, will get well here with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt as they try to keep Baker Mayfield from throwing at high volume with his banged up hand. The Battle of Ohio will go to Cleveland, but Cincinnati will keep playing with more pride after its first win.Pick: Browns win 23-17 but fail to cover the spread.Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (-2)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Panthers have gone into another free-fall in the second half of the season, which probably doesn’t bode well for Ron Rivera, who’s now feeling more defensive-minded coaching heat than Dan Quinn. We’ll see if Julio Jones can return, but the Panthers’ pass rush and secondary can be tricky vs. Matt Ryan, and their defense gets a break from the Falcons’ rushing ineptitude. Kyle Allen’s up-and-down season will continue, as Atlanta has few answers for the speed of Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel on the fast track indoors. Pick: Panthers win 27-20.Miami Dolphins at New York Jets (-6)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Jets are a different team at home than they are away. The Dolphins are up to three wins, which includes their win over the Jets in the previous meeting. Red-hot Ryan Fitzpatrick will go to work in another revenge game against a bad pass defense. Sam Darnold, coming off a terrible game against the lowly Bengals, will rebound against a non-existent pass rush and a secondary with no one left to cover his myriad of weapons. The Dolphins will do their best to counter with similar weapons led by DeVante Parker, but the Jets will save some face by a field goal.Pick: Jets win 27-24 but fail to cover the spread.Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (-13 1/2)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxDavid Blough likely will be the Lions’ starter again with Matthew Stafford hurting and Jeff Driskel on IR. In a tough road test, he will be confident slinging the ball downfield to his wide receivers, but he will get less help from his running game and defense than he did on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. The Vikings should be able to do whatever they want offensively with Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook.Pick: Vikings win 34-17 and cover the spread. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/87/e0/jacoby-brissett-092319-getty-ftrjpg_1iix54u2mlgv519xi0jhqpvwkl.jpg?t=1581907605&w=500&quality=80 Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Colts have become a shell of the offense they expected to be because of injuries, and it’s hurting the production and efficiency of Jacoby Brissett. They also have let special teams cost them plenty this season. The Bucs haven’t been pretty with their giveaways and bad pass defense, but Bruce Arians has them playing inspired, and there’s not much daunting about Indianapolis’ defense. Brissett will be forced to throw often, and the Colts are not built to win high-scoring games. Pick: Buccaneers win 30-20 and cover the spread.Los Angeles Chargers (-2 1/2) at Jacksonville JaguarsSunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FoxThe Chargers keep struggling to find a spark with Philip Rivers making enough key mistakes while their strong defense tends to have bad lapses. The Jaguars were going through the motions with Nick Foles, so it makes sense for them to go back to Gardner Minshew at QB. The magic and mania goes shazam against the Bolts, who can make it tough on the mustachioed rookie with their pass rush and coverage. The Chargers will do their best to run to a win, but Minshew will not waste time with his second chance to make a good second impression, in the style that only he can deliver.Pick: Jaguars win 20-17.Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots (-3)Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSThe Patriots’ offense came to life in the second half against the Texans. That development positions them to play ball control and keep Patrick Mahomes off the field as much as possible. Tom Brady’s ability to get the ball out quickly to intermediate routes will neutralize Kansas City’s pass rush and give its secondary little chance to win battles downfield. Mahomes will try to overcome the Patriots’ sound coverage, but Brady, after finding his groove in Houston, will save his best GOAT stylings for last.Pick: Patriots win 31-27 and cover the spread.Pittsburgh Steelers (-1 1/2) at Arizona CardinalsSunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSThe Steelers have built their team so it can travel well, based on strong power running, calculated downfield passing and lights-out, often-swarming defense. The Cardinals can’t slow either element of their adjusted offense for Devlin Hodges, while Kyler Murray, roughed up by the Rams at home, will be stuck in one-dimensional mode against a good pass rush backed up by a deep secondary.Pick: Steelers win 23-13 and cover the spread.Tennessee Titans (-2 1/2) at Oakland RaidersSunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBSThe Titans are clicking offensively with Ryan Tannehill’s aggressive passing coming out of the consistent threat of Derrick Henry’s power running. They are involving so many receivers to dictate matchups all over the field. Going from Nashville to the Black Hole is a tough road trip, but there’s nothing in Oakland’s pass defense or somewhat fading run defense that can keep Tennessee from executing its best plan. Meanwhile, the Titans can contain Josh Jacobs on the ground and tee off on an ice-cold Derek Carr.Pick: Titans win 31-20 and cover the spread.New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (-8 1/2)Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN The Giants have lost eight consecutive games and have been eliminated from the playoff hunt. The Eagles have dropped three in a row, still needing to chase the Cowboys for first place in the NFC East. Eli Manning will come out firing against the Eagles’ struggling secondary, but the Giants’ pass defense will struggle even more against Carson Wentz. Look for the Eagles to overcorrect and commit more to the run to get their defense back on track and earn a much-needed victory.Pick: Eagles win 27-17 and cover the spread.Stats of the Week:Week 13 record straight up: 9-7Week 13 record against the spread: 10-6Season record straight up: 127-64Season record against the spread: 105-80Upsets of the Week: 6-7Locks of the Week: 7-6 Game of the Week: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe 49ers have had their most trouble this season against mobile quarterbacks. The Saints’ pass protection is having some injury issues in front of Drew Brees. Both teams will try to get creative with their running games in tough matchups. Both Kyle Shanahan and Sean Payton will mix up personnel with misdirection and unconventional offensive play calls. This should have the feel of a familiar grinding defensive struggle for San Francisco, and although New Orleans has had some success in those type of games, the visitors will find a little more running and passing punch.Pick: 49ers win 24-17.Game of the Midweek: Dallas Cowboys (-3) at Chicago BearsThursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox/NFL Network/Amazon Prime VideoThe Cowboys and Bears each played on Thanksgiving last week with different results, as the former was upset at home and the latter rallied to win on the road. Chicago and Dallas’ defenses aren’t as daunting as expected, so it comes down to which quarterback you can trust to make some big plays off the better success in the running game. That’s easily Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The desperate Cowboys will dig deep for a much-needed road win against an opponent with the same (6-6) record.Pick: Cowboys win 23-20 and cover the spread.Upset of the Week: Los Angeles Rams (+2) over Seattle SeahawksSunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCThe Rams got well with their fine all-around offensive performance against the Cardinals. Jared Goff should carry that confidence back home, where he usually plays his best. The Seahawks are coming off a short week and typically have not done as well in Los Angeles in this rivalry during the Sean McVay era. This will become another classic game between division rivals in prime time, with Goff setting up Greg Zuerlein for the game-winning field goal that comes to fruition this time.Pick: Rams win 30-27.Lock of the Week: Houston Texans (-7 1/2) over Denver BroncosSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Texans are much better at home because Deshaun Watson loves running around the field and being able to throw deep with no elemental restrictions, especially late in the season. They will have strong momentum after the back-to-back home wins over the Colts and Patriots and will make sure there’s no letdown here. Drew Lock is making his first road start as a rookie, and although wide receiver Courtland Sutton can help him, Watson can rely on more firepower against a Broncos defense suddenly giving up chunk runs and big pass plays.Pick: Texans win 27-10 and cover the spread.Baltimore Ravens (-5) at Buffalo BillsSunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Ravens will find themselves in another defensive grind of a game after surviving the 49ers at home last week. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman returns to Buffalo armed with Lamar Jackson’s running and passing to throw off the Bills up front and set them up for big plays into the second level and deep secondary. Baltimore can take John Brown and Cole Beasley away from Josh Allen, who won’t have the same success as Jackson will taking off and rushing. Both second-year first-round QBs are using their arm and legs well, but the Ravens will find more holes in the Bills’ defense than the Bills will in theirs.Pick: Ravens win 24-20 but fail to cover the spread. Without further ado, here’s our latest fearless forecast for upcoming NFL results. All odds are courtesy of SportsInsider.com.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderNFL Week 14 picks, predictions against the spread When making our Week 14 NFL game picks against the spread, we have to keep mind how crazy last week was. There were plenty of solid upsets, while some more mild favorites pulled away with no problems.The league is getting harder to predict as teams are bunching up late in the 2019 season, either near the top or toward the bottom. The best thing to do is try to figure out which teams to trust and have strong reasons for making one particular pigskin prognostication over the other.last_img read more

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Pregnant and Working? Listen up.

first_imgI had a conversation recently with someone who is expecting her first child and she was curious as to what the law allowed as it related to pregnancy leave.This had me thinking, that many people, both employees and employers may not be aware of the changes in the law regarding maternity leave and this article is to provide an overview.In March 2016, the long-awaited updated Labor law, named Decent Work Act (DWA), came into full effect. There has been a lot of misunderstanding regarding some of the new edicts within the DWA, with many employers complaining that the new law is overly generous to employees, leaving employers with very little wiggling room. The DWA was created to better protect employees, with laws that now make it much more difficult to terminate an employee on frivolous claims and completely removes the allowance of the old law, where employers could terminate an employee “without cause.” But, that is another discussion for another day. The DWA allows 14 weeks of maternity leave to an employee, who has proven with a medical certificate that she is pregnant. This certificate should also indicate her estimated due date (20.2a) along with when she is expected to commence her maternity leave and when she expects to return.Now, things may change depending on unforeseen complications and recovery related to the delivery so, there will need to be a bit of flexibility with the employer in terms of the exact dates on the certificate. Key in my opinion would be for the total time away from work for maternity not to exceed the allowable number of weeks (14 weeks) for the maternity leave. The law also clearly states: “An employed woman is entitled to receive from her employer the remuneration she would otherwise receive for her ordinary hours of work during any period of maternity leave,” meaning, the employee should receive full salary and benefits while she is away from work on maternity leave. Some employers have the tendency to withhold certain benefits from employees who take maternity (and annual leave) claiming that the benefits are tied to coming to work. That is wrong and illegal. Extension of Maternity Leave If for some reason there is a complication which may require the new mother to extend the maternity leave, the DWA allows another one month of time away from work; however, this extra time will be unpaid time away from work. Perhaps in situations like these, if the employee has accrued annual leave, she could utilize those days to cover the extra days from work. The DWA also allows for breastfeeding breaks of one hour each work day for the employee upon resumption of official duties. This nursing break will be available to the staff for up to six months after the birth of the child and is in addition to the one-hour lunch break legally mandated for each employee working an eight-hour work shift. The employee and her supervisor can arrange when this nursing break can be taken.From past experience, an employee I knew worked it out with her supervisor to leave work at 3 p.m. daily instead of 5 p.m. by combining both her lunch break and nursing break. This meant more time at home to nurse and bond with her child. All of this is regardless of how long the employee has been in the employ of the organization with no restrictions on how many children you already have, as is mandated in some countries.Let’s Compare Liberia’s 14 weeks of paid maternity leave is quite generous, compared to countries like the United States of America which offers 12 weeks of leave, but UNPAID. Yep, you can take up to 12 week away from work under the US Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) during a one year period, but it will have to be unpaid. The United Kingdom offers up to 26 weeks of paid leave to its citizens . Neighboring African counties like Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, all offer 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, with Ghana offering 12 weeks and only 50% of pay during this period. Other African countries are not so generous and offer only 30 days of paid leave (67% of pay) like Tunisia, Mozambique – 60 days. Things that are still unclear under the DWA: can an employee still take full maternity leave if the child was a stillborn or there is a miscarriage? For an underdeveloped country, my opinion is that this updated law is a good step in the right direction and generous. What You As an Employee Need To Do• Notify your employers as soon as it is reasonably possible about your pregnancy to provide them time to plan for coverage while you are away from work. Provide the medical certificate or notice as required by law.• If there are complications after your delivery that may require extra time away from work, notify your supervisor about this officially in writing, requesting for the extra time from work. Keeping in mind the extension of the maternity leave may mean unpaid time away from work if you do not have other leave days available for you to utilize.• Notify your employer about the dates you may need to go in for monthly prenatal checkup to provide coverage where needed. Communication is key and important.• Before taking your leave, you may want to come to an agreement with your employer regarding what amount of contact or support you would be willing to give while away from work. This will clearly identify what you are willing to do and not to do. It will also provide clear understanding on expectations. What You As An Employer Cannot do• You cannot terminate the employment of an employee because she is pregnant and will need 3.5 months away from work.• You cannot demote her upon her return to work or deny her promotion opportunities due to her pregnancy.• You cannot compel her to come in while away on her maternity leave, unless she willingly agrees to come in to help cover some work that may be crucial. Planning Ahead• Plan a coverage – once you have been officially notified by the employee regarding her pregnancy, the smart thing to do would be to start planning coverage while she is away from work.• Identify someone in the same unit or department who would be best suited to cover for the employee while she is away on maternity leave. This can be another employee, a temporary contractor, an intern or a vacation student, depending on the type of skills and complication of the job.• Have the pregnant employee prepare detailed turning over note for whoever will be covering for her during her absence.• Prepare a standard operating procedure (SOP) that someone covering will be able to follow step by step to guide him or her perform the job duties. Provide training to the staff that will be covering, if needed. This is not the maximum that a company can offer, rather the minimum and as such, companies can decide to go above the minimum requirements noted by the law. It is important to note that companies will do well to foster a good working culture and environment for employees to ensure retention and a cordial working relationship with its employees and management. No company wants to have a situation where its employees are unhappy and don’t feel that work life balance is unfairly tilted in favor of the employer and that their legal rights are being violated and disregarded. So it is important that management makes every effort to ensure it adheres to the law and treat its employees with respect. Remember, your employees are your most valuable assets. About the authorBrenda Brewer Moore is a Human Resource Practitioner with over 15 years’ working experience in the field of Human Resource & Office Management with an Executive Masters in Business Administration and internationally certified as a Senior Professional Human Resource Professional (SPHR) from both the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certificate Institute (HRCI). She lives and work in Liberia. Do you have feedback on the article, great! Please leave a reply here or send me an email, I would love to hear from you. moore.brenda@gmail.com https://www.gov.uk/maternity-pay-leave/payhttp://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_008009/lang–en/index.htmReferences: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/documents/publication/wcms_242617.pdfShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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VIDEO: Paul Pogba scores a stunning free kick for Juventus

first_imgWatch this stunning free kick by Paul Pogba to give Juventus the lead over Torino in the Turin derby.The former Manchester United midfielder has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League with the soon to be Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City.Will we be seeing goals like this from the Frenchman in the Premier League next season? Paul Pogba has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League 1last_img

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ROSSES ATHLETE CIARAN MCGONAGLE FINISHES FOURTH AT BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE

first_imgRosses AC News:Well done to our athletes who competed in the Ballyliffin 10 Mile Coastal Challenge and in the Glen Duathlon at the weekend. A fine run by Ciaran Mc Gonaagle to finish 4th in Ballyliffin followed by Brendan Mc Bride, Seamus Ferry, Michael Rodgers, Helen Mc Cready, Jonny Wilson, Edward Wilson and Kelly O’Donnell.Well done to Sinead Boyle on winning the Ladies event in the Run/Cycle/Run category in the Glen Duathlon. Leigh McGeever was third in the Run/Cycle category. Good performances also from Adam and Con McGeever. A big thanks to all parents and athletes who helped out and supported our annual Car wash/ bucket collection on Easter Saturday. A special thanks to Anne and Paul McDevitt, who have really been huge supporters and making their facilities available for the day. Many thanks of course also to the many people who donated so generously.The club is holding a table quiz in Caisleain Oir on Wednesday 15th April at 10 am.Come Dine With Me – Calling all Rosses AC parents and senior athletes. Would you like to take part in a simple yet fun fundraiser for your club? If so, why not volunteer to host a ‘Come Dine With Me’ evening for your family and friends? This is a great opportunity for a relaxed and enjoyable evening with friends while at the same time raising much needed funds for our club. We would appreciate as many athletes / parents as possible getting involved. Please send club organiser, Leanne Sharkey, a private facebook message to let her know that you’re interested in taking part.Track and Field training recommences for Juveniles on Monday April 13th in Carrickfinn and Magheragallon at 6pm. Adult training sessions continue on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Industrial Estate, lead by Paul McGee. Long run sessions are happening every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore. Dates for Diary: The third race in our Spring Series is Sunday 26th April. Open to walkers, joggers and runners. North West 10k Sunday May 3rd.ROSSES ATHLETE CIARAN MCGONAGLE FINISHES FOURTH AT BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:NoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

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