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Holiday Fire Hazard

first_img* When cutting greenery from a live source, immediately dip the cut ends in wax or put them in avase of water until ready to use. Fire isn’t the only hazard of bringing fresh greenery into the house. “Mistletoe and holly with berries can be dangerous to children if they eat them,” Coder warned.”Then there are vermin hiding in the foliage.” “Treat it like fresh flowers,” Coder advised. “Commercial sprays are available that won’t make itfireproof but will make it much more fire-resistant.” To make sure your holiday greenery is safe, Coder offers these simple tips: * Look for wreaths with fire-retardant coatings. “Always keep space heaters or any heat source pointed toward the center of the room and awayfrom any greenery or a Christmas tree,” Coder said. * The key to keeping greenery safe is to replace it every week. “Test the freshness by grabbing the needles,” Coder said. “If the needles bend, they are still fresh.If they break or come off in your hand, they’re too dry and should be exchanged for freshgreenery.” To rid greenery of unwanted pests, shake it vigorously, then look through the leaves or needlesand remove any bugs or spiders you spot. “Dry, brittle greenery only needs one spark to go up in flames,” said Kim Coder, a University ofGeorgia Extension Service forestry specialist. “Greenery, especially pine, dries extremely fastand becomes extremely flammable.” “You can buy a number of wreaths during the season made from natural products that are coatedor treated, with silk flowers and decorations added,” Coder said. “Remember that they, too, canbe flammable. The plastic can melt and the core can catch fire — not nearly as easily as pineneedles, but it can happen.” Cozying up to a warm fireplace under a beautiful mantel decorated with greenery and candlescan be a holiday nightmare if it all goes up in smoke. Mistletoe and holly can lose berries if you shake too hard, so look through it carefully for bugsbefore you bring it in. Make sure to discard dry greenery away from the house or garage to prevent a further fire hazard. As the temperature dips at this time of year, remember that space heaters and dry greenery are alethal mix. The lure of the smell of fresh pine inside during the holidays sometimes can’t be deterred. But onthis holiday, take care to be safe. “Once they get warm, the critters become very active,” Coder said. “Be very fire-conscious when you bring the forest inside,” Coder said. “Forests do burn fromtime to time, and you don’t want that to happen inside your house.”last_img read more

Initial appearances set for Clear Lake couple charged with child endangerment

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Initial court appearances are scheduled for this week for a Clear Lake couple charged with child endangerment stemming from incidents that allegedly happened at their unregistered daycare.55-year-old Kyle McLaughlin has been charged with two counts of child endangerment while 57-year-old Peggy McLaughlin is facing one count of child endangerment.Court documents show Kyle McLaughlin is accused in December 2016 of hitting a three-year-old boy in the back hard enough to leave a visible welt or bruise, with McLaughlin saying he tried to spank the boy across the diaper and must have missed.Both McLaughlins are also charged in connection with a 20-month-old girl who suffered a broken leg in August 2017. The child’s parents say when they picked her up, the girl was crying and not able to walk. A hospital examination showed a spiral fracture of the right tibia. Officials say Kyle McLaughlin did not offer any explanation for how the injury happened, while Peggy McLaughlin said the girl may have fallen off an activity center in the basement.Authorities say Peggy McLaughlin had run a registered daycare for 22 years until the couple decided in 2015 that they did not want to allow unannounced annual inspections of their home. Since that time, authorities say they’ve operated an unregistered daycare that was only legally allowed to have a maximum of five children at any time.Both McLaughlins were arrested late last week and have posted $5000 cash bond. They are both due in court for their initial appearance on Wednesday.Each charge of child endangerment is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $6250.last_img read more

‘No Competition Among Liberian Students’

first_imgVoinjama Multilateral High School Principal, Mr. Ericson Boakai, has said that there is no competition amongst Liberian students.Mr. Boakai made the statement on Friday when he spoke to a team of journalist on the school campus in Voinjama City, Lofa County.The principal said students have taken more interest in social activities than studying their regular lessons after schooling hours.He said this is because 90% percent of Liberian students are parents and therefore, they all have their families and responsibilities to cater to.“Despite majority of students being parents, they must be given due respect. But with that respect they are tasked with the responsibility of studying their lessons. If our students are studying well, they will have the kind of competition that once existed amongst Liberian students years ago”, he asserted.He said his institution as its own way of keeping the students focused, sizes the tie of any senior student who fails two or more subject and gives red shirt to any junior student who fails three subjects and above.The principal noted that the removing of tie from senior students serves as motivation to continue studying their lessons.He, however, said the school still lacks some basic materials needed to smoothen the learning environment for the students.‘During the civil crisis, this institution was badly damaged by rebels at the time. In the process, we lost so many things that would have contributed greatly to our learning process now.If we had a laboratory, library, computer room and enough reading books, students wouldn’t spend time watching champions league and going to video clubs because these activities will keep them busy after schooling hours.Students spend the whole day looking for money, ridding pen pen and it’s really affecting the learning process greatly”, he explained.The principal said with over 1200 students last semester, the institution has been able to maintain it good records at the West African Examination Council (WAEC).“We have also put polices into place to make sure that there will be no room for teacher and student relationship. If a teacher is cut in the act, he or she loses their job on the spot. As for the student, he/she will be expelled immediately.The school has also engaged in other extra curriculum activities like quizzing, debates and sports to keep the students equip and ready to compete with other schools around the Country”, he  noted.Share 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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