Two Men Strike Nassau Cops With Stolen Vehicle During Traffic Stop, Police Say — CBS New York

BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two Hempstead men are facing a litany of charges after allegedly striking a pair of Nassau County police officers with a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop early Friday morning. Investigators say the officers attempted to conduct a stop on a silver 2007 Infiniti. When they approached the vehicle, both the…

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A New BOSS in Town: Changes to BVI Beneficial Owner Information Regime

GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

As the British Virgin Islands (BVI) continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irma, attention is properly focused on humanitarian relief and the repair of the BVI’s physical infrastructure. But there have also been important recent developments associated with the BVI’s legal infrastructure—changes designed to address the BVI’s reputation as one of the world’s premier tax havens, and as a popular destination for money laundered by corrupt public officials, organized crime networks, and others.

Thanks in part by a campaign by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron to remove the “cloak of secrecy” from Britain’s offshore territories, and in part to the embarrassing publication of the Panama Papers, the BVI recently enacted a new Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System (BOSS) Act, which went into effect last June.

The BOSS Act is the latest in a series of steps designed to clean up the BVI’s image…

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Galatians 4

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Galatians 4 has Paul talking about our status as Christ Followers in relationship to God.  “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born  of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons”.  This is no small thing that God has done for us.  He gave His only Son to redeem us as sinners to His righteous standards.  But more than that, He adopted us as His very own children. We’re not outsiders granted a gift, we are taken in as His very own and become part of His family and He becomes our Father!

What an amazing gift of grace. But the impact of God’s decision to love us that way and adopt us as His very own means we will always be a child of His.  Our future…

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Muslims Are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers (apparently…)

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Source: National Catholic Register

By Patti Armstrong, who is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of Ascension Press’ bestselling Amazing Grace series.

How are so many conversions taking place in oppressive countries where proselytizing can bring a death sentence?

“We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims,” Father Mitch Pacwa SJ told me in a phone interview. “God is doing a mighty work among them.”
Pacwa is a host for EWTN radio and TV, a frequent pilgrim guide to the Holy Land and is fluent in 13 languages including Arabic. He is considered an expert on the Middle East and produced the DVD Christianity & Islam: Are We at War? and co-authored Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics.

Pacwa said he began hearing talk of conversions to…

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What Your Forgotten Writing Goals Say About Your Future — Author Don Massenzio

Originally posted on Novelty Revisions: Looking at my goals for the year, I’ve come to the realization that so far, I have accomplished … well. Not as much as I originally planned to. That’s not a good feeling. And yet, it also happens to be one of those moments of growth we often take for…

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