Texas Realtor faces criminal charges for role in Capitol attack

first_imgMessage* Ryan is also allegedly visible in security footage taken of the crowd that entered the Capitol. At one point while livestreaming from the Capitol steps, she turns her phone’s camera to face herself, and says, “y’all know who to hire for your Realtor. Jenna Ryan for your Realtor.”The complaint also states that Ryan posted a since-deleted tweet that said, “We just stormed the Capital. It was one of the best days of my life.”In an interview with Spectrum News, Ryan said that she “answered the call” from President Donald Trump to be at the Capitol, the Dallas Morning News reported.Realtor trade groups have widely condemned the mob attack, and some have suspended political contributions in the wake of the events of Jan. 6.But it’s unclear if agents who participated in the unrest will face repercussions from the National Association of Realtors or from their respective states. The Texas Real Estate Commission released a statement this week in which it said that a Realtor’s license can be suspended if he or she is convicted of a felony or criminal act that involves fraud, but outside of that, revocation is “limited to conduct the license holder undertakes while engaged in real estate brokerage.”NAR, meanwhile, told Inman that participation in the insurrection does not violate the trade association’s newly amended code of ethics, which now bans public hate speech. It did say, however, that it has not ruled out penalizing those who stormed the Capitol.“We stand with federal law enforcement as they work to thoroughly investigate this week’s events and ensure all those accused of breaking the law are prosecuted to the fullest extent,” a spokesperson for NAR told Inman.Chicago real estate agent Libby Andrews was fired from her job at @properties after her involvement in the chaos in D.C. came to light. It’s unclear if she has been charged with any crimes.Contact Amy Plitt Jenna Ryan was part of a group who flew on a private plane from Denton, Texas, to Washington, D.C., with the intention of joining the protestors (Twitter.com/DotJenna)A Texas real estate agent is facing criminal charges for her participation in last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.Jenna Ryan, a Realtor based in Frisco, Texas, was charged with disorderly conduct and “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority,” according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Friday.She was part of a group who flew on a private plane from Denton, Texas, to Washington, D.C., with the intention of joining the protestors, some of whom subsequently breached the Capitol on Jan. 6.Ryan is self-employed, according to her LinkedIn page. Her company’s website is down and she could not immediately be reached. But in an interview with HousingWire earlier this week, Ryan disputed her involvement in the destruction at the Capitol. “I was just there to let my voice be heard and document the events,” Ryan said. “I was not part of the violence.”ADVERTISEMENTBut according to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, Ryan repeatedly filmed her involvement in the unrest and allegedly referenced “storming the Capitol” several times.Before the event, she posted a video to Facebook in which she said, “We’re gonna go down and storm the capitol. They’re down there right now and that’s why we came and so that’s what we are going to do. So wish me luck.”Read moreReal estate trade groups reconsider donations after Capitol unrestReal estate industry denounces “insurrection” in DCNational Association of Realtors among biggest donors to “sedition caucus” Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*center_img Full Name* Tags2020 ElectionReal Estate and PoliticsResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

DAEC holds service to observe 8th anniversary since Dominica was dedicated to God.

first_imgFaithLifestyleNews DAEC holds service to observe 8th anniversary since Dominica was dedicated to God. by: – April 8, 2011 Tweet Photo credit: bahamaselectricity.comThe Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches will this evening hold a special service in observance of the country’ 8th anniversary since it was dedicated to God.Eight years ago government officials, the Christian community and other Dominicans gathered in large numbers to dedicate Dominica to God and to pray for direction of the nation.Dominica was at the time going through its own political turmoil and financial crises coupled with violence and crime.One of the executive members of the DAEC Michel Jean Jacques says this year’s anniversary will be celebrated with a service of thanksgiving to God for preserving the nation.Jean Jacques said there will not be any special addresses from Government ministers tonight; however he would like many persons from all faiths to attend.The service will be held at the auditorium of the people’s church from 7:30 pm.Dominica Vibes News Share 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

College football top 25 rankings: Clemson tops Alabama in preseason Coaches Poll for 2019

first_imgMORE: SN’s preseason top 25 The 2019 preseason Coaches Poll dropped on Thursday, marking another milestone closer to the start of the college football season.To the surprise of no one, Clemson sits atop the poll, one spot ahead of No. 2 Alabama. The Tigers garnered 59 of a possible 65 first-place votes after finishing off the first 15-0 season in the modern college football era. The Crimson Tide took up the six remaining first-place votes. Rounding out the top five is No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 5 Ohio State. The Big Ten leads all top-25 representatives, with seven, followed by the SEC (six), Pac-12 (five), Big 12 (three) and ACC (two). Notre Dame and UCF are the only independent and Group of 5 representatives, respectively. The SEC leads all Power 5 conferences with four top-10 selections. The Big 12 and Big Ten were the only other conferences with multiple selections, with two apiece.A full look at the 2019 preseason Coaches Poll:2019 preseason Coaches PollRankTeamNo. 1 votesPoints2018 recordNo. 1Clemson59161915-0No. 2Alabama6156614-1No. 3Georgia0147711-3No. 4Oklahoma0141512-2No. 5Ohio State0136813-1No. 6LSU0121810-3No. 7Michigan0115510-3No. 8Florida0110310-3No. 9Notre Dame0110012-1No. 10Texas0103810-4No. 11Texas A&M08939-4No. 12Washington083410-4No. 13Oregon07879-4No. 14Penn State06999-4No. 15Utah06429-5No. 16Auburn06068-5No. 17Wisconsin04368-5No. 17UCF043612-1No. 19Iowa03439-4No. 20Michigan State03137-6No. 21Washington State027411-2No. 22Syracuse022710-3No. 23Stanford02009-4No. 24Iowa State01698-5No. 25Northwestern01619-5Others receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; TCU 63; USC 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; N.C. State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Ole Miss 1; Minnesota 1.last_img read more


first_imgBILL NEAL :09 Okay, here’s a joke, “Why don’t you see any kids walking in Penn Hills?” Answer… “Cause they ain’t got no sidewalks.” That brief and never to be heard from again was brought to you compliments of brother Shegun, he of the dark glasses fame. My brother, you are now in the locker room and you can stay there as long as you promise to not tell any more jokes. I’m just sayin’!:08 Man, the boys from North Side really need love. I mean everywhere I go they want some “Overtime attention”…okay, Bump, yes, I’ll be your Huckleberry! (Val Kilmer, aka Doc Holiday in “Tombstone”), but you don’t have to twist my arm on this one. Not only is Larry “Byrd” Richardson one of the top 5 guards in Pittsburgh history and a two-time Connie Hawkins League MVP and tournament champion, he was quite simply the most magnificent ball handler and passer that I’ve ever seen in Pittsburgh and I’ve seen just about every great one there was from 1970 to the present, including “Hou-Din-Ni.” I cannot begin to tell you about this man’s incredible passes…but I can tell you this, “Magic” Johnson would be amazed! He could shoot the ball as well as anybody…would “D” you up and strip you clean and he could throw it down at maybe…5’8”! “The Byrd Man” could fly with the ball. Gone, but not forgotten, now playing for heaven’s hoopers! NORTHSIDE—HOW YA LIKE ME NOW?:07 In case you’re wondering why so much basketball now and it’s still football season: No. 1: Basketball is what we do, man! No. 2: In case you haven’t noticed, the NBA got started last week. Anyway, when you talk about the greatest guards of all time from Pittsburgh, or for that matter western Pa., you better not have the conversation without talking loud and clear about Dwight “The Iceman” Clay. Dwight was a 5th Avenue great, Notre Dame star and, of course, made “The Shot Heard Round The World” to end the UCLA ’88 game-winning streak! Say what? Well, you tell me who else left the city league and went to Notre Dame…huh? That’s right, shut up!!!:06 Rookie of the Year in the NFL? Yep, you guessed it, RGIII out of D.C. hands down, take it to the bank.:05 Ike Taylor will be all right and he’ll come up big when it counts. But things will go just a little easier for him if he ate just a little bit of Humble Pie, sprinkled with a bit of “I am not the best in the world” and a dab of “I better get back to what got me here.”:04 Ray Lewis is out for the season. Terrell Suggs is just coming back at 75 percent, Ladarius Webb is one for the season. Ed Reed is hurtin’ and the Ravens fall to Houston…do I sound like somebody that cares? C’mon man!:03 I know you’ve seen “Friday” at least 10 times, but do me and yourself a favor, watch it one more time with the kids out of the room and the volume way up. Man, that is a classic funny movie. Easy 3 basketballs:02 At the buzzer…hhheeereee we go!•Put your dukes up for our boy Rayco “War” Saunders’ fighting for the title Monday.•Something is up with the Penn Hills football team again and it ain’t good. More at 11.•Hey A-Rod…see ya!•God, please let Terry Smith and the Gateway Gators win the WPIAL and state’s and he can just walk away. I know you’re gonna want more than that…but I can’t say that in the paper mmmaaannn!•The Pittsburgh Corvette Club Christmas Party is set for Dec. 8 at the Three Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills. Get your tickets now. You know it gets packed. Call the Club at 412-628-4856.•Don’t forget the Plum High School Girl’s Basketball Camp for 3-9-year-olds Nov. 3 from 8-5.:01 Only 16 tickets left for the best night you haven’t had yet this year. The Fabulous Allure Models and legendary Kenny Blake present an “Evening in Paris” at Pittsburgh’s best kept secret, Le Massion Du Praix, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight. Wine and hors d’oeuvres, patio, gazebo, fireplace, wall to wall spaciousness, prizes and surprises and the intimacy you and your significant other have been looking for. Only $25 at this wonderful new bed and breakfast. (Beautiful rooms are available. For reservations, call Bill Thompson at 412-200-0878. For tickets, call The Champions at 412628-4856.00: Double Overtime: On Nov. 3, Luther Sewell and Talk Magazine along with Tim Stevens and B-PEP and Champion Enterprises and 20 other outstanding community service agencies will present the most important get out the vote rally of our time from 1-4 p.m. at the Hill House. Other groups are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, call 412-823-4007. Please, please, get ready to get ready! It’s time to vote Nov. 6…and you don’t have to have an ID!!!-GAME OVER- :10 All you future holdouts pay attention. Mike “I am worth 40 million” Wallace has caught some and dropped more. It takes practice time and contact to get ready to play this game and Wallace is just not ready yet. In the meantime… Catch the ball, man!last_img read more

First Industrial Rice Processing Facility Inaugurated in Kakata

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated the first industrial rice processing and warehousing facility in Kakata, Margibi County.Fabrar Liberia Inc., the agriculture entity which operates the facility, is a fully incorporated, Liberian-owned and run agriculture holding firm created in 2009 to tackle food insecurity in Liberia by improving the livelihood of farmers and providing them with increased access to domestic and international food markets.Speaking at the facility’s official inauguration, President Sirleaf said Fabrar’s initiative represented a major step forward in the country.She conceded that the country has paid a lot of attention to its mineral resources, shipping logs and iron ore without paying much attention to the agriculture sector.  She described agriculture as a very expensive enterprise and because of that the country has left it to small farmers. This is why we are the major importers of rice, she acknowledged.  But it is possible for each of us to contribute something to our country by undertaking such initiatives,” she said.The President praised the group for its persistence and determination over the five years it took to own its first rice processing facility. “I’m glad that Liberia has its first industrial rice processing and warehousing facility, which stands to benefit the citizens. I want to see more industrial processing plants that will create job opportunities,” she added.US Ambassador Debora Malac urged Liberians to take responsibility in bringing changes the country needs.She said the US government is committed to working with Liberians in promoting agriculture in the country. “With the amount of fertile land, there is no reason why Liberians are not able to feed themselves. This is why everybody must take responsibility by bringing in the change that will benefit the country,” said the US ambassador.She disclosed that her government’s support to Fabrar is based on the continued cry of hunger by the people.The US Ambassador called on the private sector to work closely with farmers as more opportunities will be given to help make Liberia a better country in terms of food production.At the same time, the Chief of Party of the United States Agency for International Development Food and Enterprise Development (USAID FED), Madam Agnes Luz, reaffirmed her organization’s support to the country by providing financial and technical support in order to reduce hunger in the country. She stated that USAID FED will continue to increase the agricultural productivity and profitability of food crops (rice, vegetables, cassava and goats) and stimulate the enterprise development and build the agriculture workforce.Madam Luz disclosed that in 2014, with financial and technical support from the U.S.Government, through the USAID FED program and private equity financing from West Africa Venture Fund, Fabrar was able to procure an automated rice processing plant and expanded its warehouse facilities.The newly industrialized facility, she said, will double its previous capacity and can mill 30 metric tons (MT) of rice each day and store 1,000 metric tons with proper ventilation and protection from pests, fungus and mildew.“Our program is in six counties — Lofa, Nimba, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong and Montserrado, working with farmers to improve their living conditions,” USAID FED Chief of Party stated.Fabrar CEO, Mr. Fabio Lavelanet, said his industry was established to tackle food insecurity; improving the lives of farmers and providing them with increased access to domestic and international food markets.Lavelanet disclosed that the rice processing industry will provide easy access to Liberians getting food in the market, adding that his organization will market the rice to local consumers throughout the country.He encouraged Liberians, including the famers to join the effort by working together for the betterment of the country. “As the country’s largest rice processor and only industrial processor, Fabrar Liberia Inc. will provide Liberian farmers with an incentive and motivation to grow quality rice and a business and not just for subsistence,” he added.He disclosed that despite some challenges facing the industry, it will continue work in order to change food insecurity. He thanked the government and partners for their continued support to the industry, pledging that Fabrar will continue to provide quality rice for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sergio Aguero signs one-year contract extension with Manchester City

first_imgManchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension and that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2021, the club confirmed on Friday.Since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, Aguero has won three Premier League and League Cup titles with the club.Aguero is also City’s all-time leading scorer with 204 goals and it was his famous stoppage-time goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 that won City their first top division title in 44 years.”I am happy for this additional year,” Aguero, who has scored three league goals in five games this season, told the club website www.mancity.com”My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.”Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.”A very happy @aguerosergiokun on contract signing day! #mancity pic.twitter.com/7I0NU5ioo4Manchester City (@ManCity) September 21, 2018From the very start… @aguerosergiokun’s #mancity career has been special.And there’s still more to go! pic.twitter.com/iQ8AMz3p0iManchester City (@ManCity) September 21, 2018Aguero has previously said he would like to end his career at boyhood club Independiente but has postponed his return to Argentina by extending his stay at City until after his 33rd birthday.He joins Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi and Ederson as first-team players to have signed new long-term deals in recent months.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more