By Brian Martin | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: April 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm | UPDATED: August 28, 2017 at 7:37 am It is a topic best avoided. Any mention of last year’s “The Ultimate Fighter” in the vicinity of Ronda Rousey is like taking a stick to a hornet’s nest. The UFC reality show, with female coaches and fighters for the first time in 18 seasons, was viewed as a vehicle to highlight the women’s bantamweight champion and promote a title defense against rival coach Miesha Tate. It turned into a six-week ordeal away from home that became even more tumultuous once the episodes aired and Rousey took issue with the editing. Rousey swears — in both promises and colorful language — she will never do the show again. Yet from darkness comes light. Without that show, there would be no sisterhood at Glendale Fighting Club. There would be no Monday nights watching “WWE Raw” in Rousey’s Venice home, followed by choreographed … [Read more...] about The Four Horsewomen, Introduction: Ronda Rousey leads a group of MMA fighters
For months, people have been approaching shoppers at stores across the Buffalo Niagara market, striking up conversations with them, then inviting them to Bible studies at their church to learn about a holy figure they call "God the Mother." The encounters at places like Wegmans and Walmart have prompted viral social media posts, frightened calls to police and wild rumors. But if you ask members of the World Mission Society Church of God, they'll tell you they're simply devoted members of an Amherst church trying to share their faith. And these days, they say, stores are where it's easy to strike up a conversation. The World Mission Society Church of God was founded in South Korea in the 1960s. Members believe that Jesus Christ returned to Earth in the form of Christ Ahn Sahng-hong, a Korean man, and God the Mother Jang Gil-ja, a still-living Korean woman. Though its Millersport Highway congregation has just 50 members, the religious movement claims more … [Read more...] about Who is the Bible study group ‘shopping’ for members at Walmart?
Charleston Radio Group’s Star 99.7, 101.7 Chuck FM, Mix 95.9, 92.5 Kickin’ Country, 99.3 The Box and Heaven 100.1 and Exquis Event Center are throwing one of the largest group weddings the Lowcountry has ever seen! With more than 100 couples planning to make it official, August 18, 2018 (8.18.18) promises to be a day to remember. Not only are more than 200 former singles signed up to say “I do,” but an estimated 800 guests will be on-site at Exquis to witness this momentous day of love.Over the six-hour event, the dearly beloved listeners of the six stations of Charleston Radio Group – which range in format from country, top 40, adult hits, hip hop and gospel – will gather together to marry their sweeties all at once under the oversight Pastor Elijah Goodwin of Kingdom Revelation Worship Center in Summerville.The day’s events will include an epically proportioned ceremony, cake, after-party and a grand prize drawing of a honeymoon at the … [Read more...] about Charleston radio group stations to marry local couples in one of largest group weddings the Lowcountry has ever seen
Oklahoma's somewhat disparate marijuana advocacy groups have agreed on proposed legislation to fill gaps in State Question 788. The proposed 202-page bill is largely based on model legislation drafted by New Health Solutions Oklahoma, a group representing more than 90 businesses interested in the medical marijuana industry. Other groups like Green the Vote and Oklahomans for Health contributed to this version after lawmakers urged them to work together. Oklahoma's reformation of cannabis laws has driven an undercurrent of competition among both business and patient advocates, each jostling to be prominent in a state only now accepting marijuana as a medicine rather than an illegal drug. There are personality conflicts that date back to the origins of the movement here and tension between large, organized business interests and smaller entrepreneurs hoping to get their cut of the green wave. The latest version of the proposal reflects it. New Health Solutions Oklahoma's original version … [Read more...] about Pro-cannabis groups agree on draft bill
State regulators' proposals do not go far enough in addressing impaired waters in the state, representatives of environmental groups told the agency during a public hearing Friday. Representatives of groups focusing on the Buffalo River and its related rivers, and the Illinois River and its tributaries, argued for requiring some of the waters to have total maximum daily load studies that would place restrictions on the facilities that discharge into those waterways. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, which created the impaired-waters list, will accept public comments until mid-September before finalizing the list and sending it to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for final approval. A representative with Oklahoma-based Save the Illinois River Inc. argued that some Illinois River tributaries listed in previous years should be listed in 2018 and asked the department to provide data showing that the tributaries did not need to be listed. About 14 miles of the … [Read more...] about Groups say state’s impaired-waters plan falls short