The Texas Rangers Are Investigating Baylor and its Sexual Assault Scandal

first_imgOne Texas legislator is fed up with the ongoing sexual assault scandal taking place at Baylor, and wants the state’s best on the job to join the investigation.Texas state representative Roland Gutierrez filed HR 644 last week asking Texas governor Greg Abbot to have the Texas Rangers investigate “the obstruction of justice surrounding the sexual assault of young female students at Baylor University,” according to legislation documents.That investigation began today, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Texas Rangers have opened preliminary investigation of Baylor and its police department to determine whether further action is needed— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) March 1, 2017“The Texas Rangers are working with the local prosecutor to conduct a preliminary investigation to determine if further action is warranted,” Tom Vinegar, press secretary for the Texas Department of Public Safety told ESPN.The investigation will focus on the handling — or mishandling — of allegations of sexual assault by students at Baylor.“What has happened here in Waco, what happened at Baylor, is so far different from any university in the state,” State Rep. Roland Gutierrez told ESPN. “We can’t stop bad things from happening, but we sure as hell can demand accountability. We sure as hell can demand that people protect our children.”last_img read more

Oklahoma State’s Style Draws Offensive (and Defensive) Players to Stillwater

first_img“I look at bump-and-run corners. Not too much of a zone corner. So if you’re a man corner the Big 12 is the place to be. Not only Oklahoma State, but this is where I’m at so I’m rooting for Oklahoma State.”The Big 12 (and Oklahoma State) have traditionally lacked more compared to other conferences when it comes to interior defenders (although Joe Bob Clements is doing his best to rectify that). But I thought that was such a great point by Williams.If you’re a safety or a corner, why wouldn’t you come to Stillwater or Austin or Norman to play college football? Why would you go to Auburn or Athens or Nashville where you might defend only two or three passes a game?The Big 12’s reputation has a long way to go, but I think it can be a place (just like Stillwater can be a place) where elite offensive players attend school and just-as-elite defenders follow them. As Williams pointed out, it’s a smart route to take if you want to get better and eventually end up getting drafted in the first round like Gilbert. It wasn’t a surprise to us to hear offensive players talk about the allure of playing in a high-tempo offense like the one Mike & Mike have constructed in Stillwater. Oklahoma State’s lineage of elite, NFL-like receivers is growing, and more and more recruits want to be a part of it.“The offense,” said redshirt sophomore transfer Tyron Johnson. “They’re throwing it around. It’s something a receiver like me wants to be in. Any receiver actually. You see a team throwing it around like that it will catch your eye. That expectation has been met. Here they throw it a lot. A lot.”“It’s the offense,” said senior Chris Lacy. “Being a receiver we like to catch passes, and Oklahoma State is known for throwing the ball and putting receivers in the league. That’s what I wanted to do is come here and catch passes so I’m loving it.”AdChoices广告This pair will make up two of the cogs in what should be one of the best passing games in the country. It helps the reputation of your offense and school when you’re catching passes from pros, too. What was a bit of a surprise is that this same high-flying offense that averaged 2.89 points per drive last season tempts defensive players to come to Stillwater, too. Or the fact that other teams in the Big 12 have to toss it all over the yard to keep up with the OSUs of the world does, anyway.“I got to run into (Justin Gilbert) at the spring game,” said redshirt freshman corner Rodarius Williams. “I got to talk to him, him being a first round pick. He told me, ‘It’s a bunch of man to man so you’re going to get a lot of exposure with the ball.’ I was like, ‘I’m that type of corner that wants to be thrown at.’ So I was like, ‘I’m committing on the spot.’ He told me I’m making a great decision.”center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Grading the Game: J.D. King Earns High Marks Against Tulsa

first_imgOSU is 1-0 to start their season after a 59-24 win over in-state foe Tulsa.After a LOT of people (Looking at you Herbie!) said Tulsa might give OSU a scare, and called this a “trap” game, the Cowboys easily dominated the Golden Hurricane. Don’t talk to me about the halftime score, this game was over after the first quarter.With that said, let’s throw out some grades for OSU’s season opener.Offense: A+Good God. This is what I’ve been waiting for, for two seasons. An OSU team that came out of the gate in game one looking like world beaters. Everyone from Rudolph, to the receivers, to the offensive line, to the running backs, looked like world beaters.AdChoices广告Don’t tell me it was Tulsa. For all the people saying it would be a game, I don’t want to hear “oh it’s just Tulsa, no big deal” now. No, Tulsa’s defense never had the talent or experience to really slow OSU’s offense down. But it’s one thing to rave about what OSU has on paper and another to see it in action.I had a whole post planned around why this team was nothing like that 2011 team based on last year compared to 2010, but the offensive performance we saw on Thursday made me chuck it.Seriously, two of Oklahoma State’s first half touchdowns took two plays. TWO PLAYS. They scored another with just one play.It’s early and OSU is going to face significantly better defenses. But as far as test number one goes, they passed it with flying colors.Defense: BThe biggest question heading into the season was the defense. Could they slow down anyone enough to allow the Rudolph and Co. to outscore everyone? They did their job.The defense was fast. That secondary especially was all over the field. They only allowed 10 points in the first half, and three of those were directly after a turnover.There were moments when the corners showed their youth, and they got away with it because Tulsa’s wide receivers aren’t great. But they passed test one. There’s room for growth but AJ Green looked good. Ramon Richards showed why he was moved to safety. The linebackers looked good. Kenneth Edison-McGruder was great.The defensive line was okay. They didn’t do a great job of putting pressure on either of Tulsa’s quarterbacks. But they were matched up against an experienced offensive line that might be one of the five best they see this year.Uniforms: A-I really like the helmet. The orange face mask looks great on a white helmet, and the fullbodied Pistol Pete feels like a bit of a throwback, even though he’s never appeared on a helmet like that (according to uniform guru CJ Knox). Also, that stripe pattern is the best thing about this whole combination.I always like the White-Orange-White look. It’s clean.I do have one complaint. It’s weird to me to have classic pete on the helmet, while you have phantom pete on the leg. I love both on their own, but they don’t coexist well. It’s a small thing, but once I saw it, I couldn’t un-see it.Opponent: CDid anyone really expect Tulsa to score less than 20 points, because that’s what happened.Tulsa looked better after they realized that Chad President (awesome name) was the better option for them at quarterback, but they were never in that game.In truth, they were what I thought they were. A well coached team that was replacing a lot of important pieces. Once they figured out who their quarterback was, which most people seemed to figure out a while go (shout out to Kelly Hines) their offense looked better. Chad President should be their best option moving forward, and that team will get better, but personnel turnover has definitely taken its toll.Fans: AIt was a paid sell-out crowd. Whether everyone showed up or not, it was a sell-out. For a Thursday night game against Tulsa. Bravo Fans.Mason Rudolph: A-He started the game 9/10 and the only miss was a pass Chris Lacy couldn’t hold on to.He finished 20/24 for 303 yards and three passing touchdowns, and he ran another TD in.Rudolph was stellar. He threw some absolutely beautiful passes and put a real zip on the ball. Yes, he had that REALLY bad decision at the end of the first half where he lost the ball, and there were a couple of bad throws, but nobody is perfect.I mean, he nearly was last night.JD King: AThe true freshman was named the back up to Justice Hill, and despite all the great things the coaches said before the season, he was still a guy that had never played a down.He didn’t disappoint.On his second carry, he broke a 71-yard touchdown. King looks like a perfect compliment to Hill, and exactly what we’d been hearing about for the past few weeks.His is going to be a fun career to follow for the next (hopefully) four years. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Anushka Sharma is finding it hard to handle Virat Kohli’s beauty. See pic

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 25, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 13:04 IST Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma in New Zealand.Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are couple goals. Despite their busy schedules, the couple knows how to strike a perfect balance between work and personal life. After India’s historic victory in Australia, the cricket team is now in New Zealand for a series. And Anushka has yet again accompanied husband Virat.In between his matches, Virat has been busy spending quality time with wife Anushka, and the adorable pictures on social media are a proof of it.If Virat posted a selfie with Anushka saying “Moments with her”, Anushka shared a zoomed in video of Virat with the caption, “Uff, can’t handle this beauty.” Just a while back, Anushka had shared a picture of herself soaking up the New Zealand sun. The couple rang in New Year in Australia, as Virat was playing ODI series in the country. Their photos went viral, as always.Virat had once called Anushka the “captain, off the field” in an earlier interview. He had praised her enthusiasm for the sport and said, “She is very passionate about the game. She understands the game and she can understand the sentiments of all the players, what they go through and stuff, which I think is the most beautiful thing.””She takes all the right decisions in life. She’s totally my strength and she keeps me positive all the time, and that’s what you want in a life partner so I’m very grateful,” the cricketer had added.On the work front, Anushka was last seen in Zero along with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film failed to create any magic at the box office.advertisementALSO READ | Anushka Sharma on Virat Kohli writing history with Australia win: So proud of you, my loveALSO READ: I am married to the greatest man in the world, says Anushka Sharma about Virat KohliALSO WATCH: Engagement, haldi and garland-exchange visuals from Virat-Anushka weddingGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bycharu thakur Tags :Follow Anushka SharmaFollow Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma is finding it hard to handle Virat Kohli’s beauty. See picVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s social-media PDA game is on point. The couple, who is in New Zealand, is treating their fans with some adorable pictures.advertisementlast_img read more

Ashish Kumar clinches gold as India pick up 8 medals at Thailand Open Boxing

first_imgAshish Kumar clinches gold as India pick up 8 medals at Thailand Open BoxingIndian boxers finished with a rich haul of 8 medals including 1 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze in a tournament which saw the participation of some of the world’s best boxers.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service BangkokJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 20:41 IST Ashish Kumar (in red) finished on top of the podium (Twitter: @bfi_official)HIGHLIGHTSAshish Kumar was the lone gold medallist for India at the Thailand OpenNikhat Zareen, Deepak, Mohammed Hussamuddin and Brijesh Yadav bagged silver medalsThe tournament acts as preparation for the World Championships to follow later in the yearAsian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75 kg) put up a dominant display to collect his first international gold medal as Indian boxers finished their campaign with a rich haul of eight medals that included one gold, four silver and three bronze at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2019 in Bangkok on Saturday.The Indian contingent’s efforts were commendable considering some of the world’s best boxers from 37 countries had participated in this tournament to test themselves ahead of the World Championships later in the year.On the final day, the Indians who had to settle for the silver are former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51 kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49 kg), GeeBee Boxing silver-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56 kg), and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81 kg).Ashish Kumar was in impeccable form and thoroughly outpunched Korea’s Kim Jinjae 5-0 for the biggest medal of his career two months after claiming a silver medal at the India Open.Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat, who pocketed a bronze at the Asian Championships as well as the India Open, faced a tough opponent in Asian Games, gold medallist, Chang Yuan. The Chinese proved too strong as she dealt the Telangana pugilist a 5-0 blow.In 56 kg, reigning India Open champion Chatchai Decha Butdee of Thailand continued his fine form to inflict a 5-0 defeat on Hussamuddin while Uzbekistan’s Mirzakhmedov Nodirjon proved a tall order for Deepak in 49 kg.In 81 kg, Brijesh Yadav gave his all but was edged 1-4 by Thailand’s Anawat Thongkratok amidst some vociferous support for the home hope.advertisementEarlier, Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48 kg) failed to breach the barrier of Thailand’s former World Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat and had to be content with the bronze.Ashish (69 kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75 kg) are the others who brought bronze for India. While Ashish succumbed to a 1-4 defeat to Thailand’s former Asian Games champion Wuttichai Masuk, Bhagyabati Kachari was outplayed 5-0 by China’s Rio Olympic bronze medallist Li Qian.Also Read | Nikhat Zareen reaches finals of Thailand Open International Boxing TournamentAlso Read | Why Neeraj Chopra is among India’s biggest medal hopefuls in Tokyo OlympicsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Thailand OpenFollow BoxingFollow Ashish Kumarlast_img read more

New Container Pool to Improve Euro Links

first_imgzoom Zeebrugge-headquartered European Containers (ECS) and Finnish cargo carrier Containerships have agreed to enter into cooperation starting February 2015.The cooperation will focus on the combination of the partners’ transportation networks for a geographically enlarged coverage; and land transport synergies generated by combining the partners’ import and export flows in continental Europe, the UK and Ireland, which will enable significant reduction in CO2 emissions.Synergies at sales and customer service level will be achieved through common representation, starting with ECS being appointed as agent of Containerships in Italy as from February 14.The companies believe that the common container pool will ensure a better container availability and an improved competitiveness resulting from reduced empty positioning costs.“Our organisations have a lot in common, starting with a strong customer-centred focus. We serve different transport corridors but both have a strong presence in Western Europe. Together we aim for a great deal of synergy, improving the European container transport network,” said Frédéric Leca, Chief Operating Officer of Containerships.last_img read more

Manitoba RCMP charge boy 15 with 1stdegree murder in death of Teresa

first_imgAPTN National NewsManitoba RCMP have charged a 15-year-old boy from Garden Hill with the first-degree murder of Teresa Robinson, 11.Police said the youth was arrested without incident Thursday morning in the community and charged Friday.It was always believed her alleged killer lived in the community.RCMP investigators took the unusual step of requesting DNA samples from boys and men from a northern Manitoba First Nation community where the remains of Robinson were found during a search last May.Garden Hill First Nation Chief Arnold Flett said several RCMP officers knocked on doors in the community  asking men aged 15 to 50 years old to allow a sample of their DNA to be taken at a local office used by the Mounties.APTN National News will have more on Friday’s newscast.last_img read more

No security threat laser aimed at Rahul Gandhi was mobile light Govt

first_imgNEW DELHI: A green ‘laser’ light pointed at Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his roadshow in Amethi on Wednesday created a scare, but the Home Ministry said there was no threat to his life. However, sources said that a security breach was alleged when the laser light was seen pointed at the head + of Rahul during the roadshow. This led to security concerns within the party, but it was later found that the light was from a camera. When contacted, a home ministry spokesperson said as soon as the ministry’s attention was drawn to reports about the incident, the director (Special Protection Group) was asked to verify the factual position. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Director (SPG) has informed MHA that they have gone through the video clipping of the incident very closely. The ‘green light’ shown in the clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by the AICC photographer, who was videographing the impromptu press interaction of Rahul Gandhi near the collectorate at Amethi. “Director (SPG) has also informed MHA that this position was conveyed to the personal staff of Rahul Gandhi. Director (SPG) has confirmed that there was no security implication whatsoever,” the spokesperson said. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party has written no letter pertaining to alleged security breach to home minister Rajnath Singh. The home ministry spokesperson corroborated this saying, “MHA has not received any letter from the Congress party.”(Inputs from The Times of India)last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Appoints Omar Azziman President of Higher Council of

Casabanca- King Mohammed VI received, Wednesday at the Casablanca Royal Palace, Omar Azziman that the Sovereign appointed as President of the Higher Council of Education, Training and Scientific Research, the King’s Office announced.This appointment is part of the implementation of the royal guidelines contained in the speech of August 20th, 2013, notably those relating to the vital reform of the sector of education, training and scientific research in our country, the King’s Office said in a statement.It also comes following the promulgation of the new law on the organization of the Higher Council of Education, Training and Scientific Research, which has consolidated its plural composition, its autonomy and advisory missions, as a constitutional institution representing a force of bringing forward proposals and a mechanism for evaluating, monitoring and exploring the fields of reform and qualification of the Moroccan school, the same source added. read more

Morocco Has Honored Africa CAF 1st Vice President

Rabat – African Football Confederation (CAF) first vice president Kwesi Nyantakyi has lauded Morocco’s administration and hospitality during the African Nations’ Championship (CHAN).The vice president said that CAF Executive Committee commended “the excellent organization of 2018 CHAN.”In an interview with Moroccan newspaper Assabah, Nyantakyi said that Morocco has “honored Africa,” showing the world its ability to orchestrate such an event, maximize its infrastructure, and demonstrate its hospitality. According to Nyantakyi, the success of 2018 CHAN is a proof that Morocco can organize major football events, referring to 2026 World Cup. This is, he added, “the project of an entire continent.” The vice president echoed remarks made by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, who told Assabah that “Morocco is capable of organizing the 2026 World Cup.Ahmad has also expressed his satisfaction with the well-organized competition, which is currently taking place in Morocco.According to Ahmad, the members of the CAF organizing committee, members of the executive bureau, football teams, and referees have unanimously praised Morocco’s excellent organization and preparedness, from the quality of the football stadia and arbitration procedures to the quality of local infrastructure and hotels. read more

Darfur climate change lead issues for Security Council discussion this month

“The priorities: Sudan clearly, and Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR)… There will be an open debate,” Emyr Jones Parry, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, told a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York. “There are lots of priorities on Darfur… it’s not just Darfur: it’s what Darfur means for Sudan, what it means also as a contagion for Chad, for the Central African Republic,” he added, highlighting the need to pursue “three tracks” to try and resolve the crisis. “To make sure that the humanitarian access is improved and sustained; that the political track involving [UN Special Envoy] Jan Eliasson and [African Union Special Envoy] Salim [Ahmed] Salim is catalysed, that we introduce a greater urgency into that… and on the question of security, we really need to deliver very soon some certainty as to what is to happen as the mandate of AMIS expires on the 30 June.” AMIS is the current AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan. Mr. Jones Parry said “the basis for a Security Council discussion of those parts of climate change which are relevant to the work of the Security Council” will also be considered. Turning to Kosovo, the Serbian province that has been run by the UN since 1999, he said he expects a Council mission to visit Belgrade and Pristina sometime this month, although the details had yet to be finalized. The 15-member body started discussing the future of the province yesterday following a UN envoy’s proposal for granting it independence in a phased process. 4 April 2007The worsening violence and humanitarian situation in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region, and its implications for neighbouring countries, along with the global impact of climate change, are among the key issues that will dominate Security Council deliberations this month, its President for April said today. read more

Boosting deployment of UNAfrican Union force focus of Darfur meeting

Participants at the fifth meeting of the Tripartite Committee on the AU-UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) noted that the deployment of military forces, including troops, officers and military observers, has reached 67 per cent as of the end of March.Speaking to the press after today’s meeting in the North Darfur capital of El Fasher, UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Susana Malcorra said the steady increase in deployment over the past year was an indication of the success of the regular Tripartite Committee meetings.At full strength, UNAMID is slated to become the world body’s largest peacekeeping operation, with some 26,000 military and police personnel.In his latest report on UNAMID, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that more than a year after it was set up, the operation still lacks critical logistical equipment, especially air power.“The provision of outstanding equipment, in particular military helicopter assets, remains critical to increasing the mobility and operational impact of the mission,” he stated, calling on Member States who are in a position to provide these vital resources to do so without further delay.The next Tripartite Committee meeting is scheduled to be held in Darfur in early June.UNAMID was set up over a year ago by the Security Council to protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million have been forced from their homes since fighting erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. 31 March 2009Representatives of the Government of Sudan, the African Union and the United Nations met today in Darfur to discuss ways to facilitate and expedite deployment of the joint peacekeeping force tasked with quelling the violence in the strife-torn region. read more

China sees no harm from protests staged in Hambantota

China today said it saw no harm to the relationship with Sri Lanka as a result of the protests staged in Hambantota recently.The opposition staged a protest in Hambantota recently against the proposed industrial zone which will give China a large amount of land. Meanwhile, the Chinese New Year is to be celebrated in Sri Lanka on a grand scale. China will host the ‘Happy Chinese Year’ together with Sri Lankan officials with a cultural fair and film festival. Sri Lanka and China celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations this year and the Cultural Attaché to the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka Lui Dong said that no matter what happens the relationship between both countries will remain strong. Lui Dong said that several cultural events will be staged over the next couple of months in Sri Lanka to mark the New Year and the anniversary .He said that a concert will be staged in Colombo next month with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and other high ranking officials to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations. “In the next 60 years, China Sri Lanka relations will definitely be lifted to a new historical height,” Lui Dong said at a media briefing.He said that no matter what took place in the international landscape or domestically, the relations between both countries has seen a healthy and dynamic development.“The mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields has delivered tangible benefits to our two peoples,” he said. Lui Dong said that while the people to people relationship is expected to see a boost this year, on the political field high ranking visits are scheduled to take place between China and Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Monthly bin collections force residents to burn their rubbish

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The council said the policy had encouraged recycling Residents of one of the first regions to have their bins collected only once a month have complained of having to burn waste, ask older neighbours to take their rubbish or stand in their dustbins to push the contents down and make more space.People in Conwy, north Wales, say the four-week collection policy, which started as a trial four months ago has caused them misery.The system is also in place in other areas, while more councils across the country are planning to shift to a similar schedule. Recycling He said cutting collections would likely have “adverse public health consequences”.”Four weeks is a long time for waste to be left, particularly in warmer weather,” he said.”Worse still, if people miss a bin collection for some reason then waste could be sat in bins for up to eight weeks; it simply isn’t good enough.”A council spokesman said recycling had gone up 15 per cent since the introduction of the policy, adding: “We do advise residents use recycling centres to dispose of extra waste, but it would be much better to recycle it in the first place.” In Conwy, recycling, food waste and nappy bins are collected every week, but the general waste bins are only taken once every four weeks. One local, 44-year-old Lee Morris told the Daily Mail he had resorted to putting waste on the coal fire over Christmas, or dumping it in a skip at his workplace.Conservative assembly member Darren Millar said that in his area there have been numerous incidents of fly-tipping following the introduction of the policy.  It comes after once council advised residents to put their rubbish in the freezer to prevent nasty odours while collections were cancelled over the festive period.Derby City Council also recommended that old tins be used by children in craft projects, despite their potentially dangerous sharp edges.  Food waste is collected more frequentlyCredit:Alamy  Food waste last_img read more

Mens EHF CL Round 9 Three more unknown for TOP 16

Group D:St. Petersburg : Flensburg 25:31 (9:17)Bosna Sarajevo : Constanta 24:23 (11:13)Ciudad Real : Zagreb 30:20 (16:12)Standing:1. Ciudad Real 9 – 152. Flensburg-Handewitt 9 – 143. Croatia os. Zagreb 9 – 124. Bosna Sarajevo 9 – 55. Sankt Peterburg 9 – 46. Constanta 9 – 4 Many interesting games are played in the EHF Champions League last weekend. Three more teams are unknown for TOP 16 phase. Kadetten or Dinamo Minsk or three teams battles in Groups A and D will be a main question of the Round 10, next weekend…Group ARhein Neckar Löwen : Kielce 29:27 (11:13)Barcelona : Chambery 38:23 (20:7)Kiel : Celje PL 43:27 (23:16)Standing:1. Kiel 9 – 142. Rhein Neckar Löwen 9-133. Barcelona 9-114. Celje PL 9-65. Chambery 9-66. Kielce 9-4Group BSävehof : Hamburg 31:34 (18:18Kolding : Veszprem 29:34 (11:16)Montpellier : Tatran Prešov 40:25 (19:10)Standing:1. Veszprem 9-162. Montpellier 9-143. Hamburg 9-114. Kolding 9-105. Sävehof 9-26. Tatran Prešov 9-1Group CKadetten Schaffhausen : Čehovski medvedi 32:29Pick Szeged : Valladolid 30:25 (17:13)Dinamo Minsk : AaB Handball 33:31 (16:17)Standing:1. Čehovski medvedi 9-132. Valladolid 9-113. Pick Szeged 9-104. Kadetten Schaffhausen 9-95. Dinamo Minsk 9-76. AaB Handbold 9-4 ← Previous Story “Theft in Goppingen” (Video) Next Story → Director of Vive Targi Kielce, Radoslaw Wasiak: “S League like Bundesliga” read more

Victim of suspected gangland shooting in Drogheda made own way to hospital

first_img Feb 26th 2019, 3:37 PM Victim of suspected gangland shooting in Drogheda made own way to hospital after attack Two crime scenes have been sealed off by gardaí. By Sean Murray https://jrnl.ie/4514122 62,429 Views Image: LMFM Updated Feb 26th 2019, 6:02 PM A MAN HAS been rushed to hospital after a shooting incident in Co Louth which gardaí believe is connected to an ongoing gang feud in the area.Officers were called to attend the incident at the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda this afternoon, a garda spokesperson confirmed.At about 2.45pm the man left a shop in the park and got into a white Vauxhall Astra with two other men.A black Volkswagen Passat with the partial registration 132 D pulled up close to the Astra and a number of shots were fired into the Astra. The man in his 30s, a passenger in the car, was struck at least once. The other two occupants were not injured.The driver of the white Astra drove from the scene and went to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where the injured man is being treated for serious injuries.The victim is well-known to Owen Maguire, who himself was shot a number of times in July of last year.Two crime scenes The black Passat also drove from the scene and this car has not yet been located.There were a number of young families in the area and the retail park was busy at the time, informed sources have said.Gardaí have sealed off two crime scenes and a technical examination is under way at the retail park and at the hospital where the Astra is located.Gardaí have asked anyone who was in the retail park between 1pm and 3pm to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 987 4200. They are also seeking information on the whereabouts of the Black Passat used in the shooting.With reporting by Garreth MacNamee and Órla Ryan 21 Comments Share167 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Tuesday 26 Feb 2019, 6:02 PM Image: LMFMlast_img read more

NCLT rejects Cyrus Mistrys contempt plea against Tata Sons

first_imgThe National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Wednesday (January 18) dismissed a contempt petition filed by two Cyrus Mistry family firms against Tata Sons and its directors. The two firms brought allegation of violation of NCLT directives to remove Mistry from the Tata Sons’ board. However, the bench has given Mistry family firms a liberty to file an affidavit within three days from the time Tata Sons holds an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on February 6, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. Also read: N Chandrasekaran appointed Chairman of Tata SonsPronouncing the judgment, a division bench of the NCLT said: “The contempt petition is dismissed.”The division bench was of the view that the action of Tata Sons cannot be amounted to contempt of court. In its petition, Cyrus Investments and Sterling Investment sought the NCLT’s ruling barring Tata Sons from “convening or holding of the EGM scheduled for February 6, 2017, or any other date or from transacting any business thereat, PTI added. The two Mistry family firms had filed the contempt plea saying that the conglomerate committee “a breach.” Tata Sons on January 3 had given a special notice contesting the removal of Mistry as director of the board. On its part, Abhishek Manu Singhvi (counsel for Tata Sons) said that both —Tata Sons and its directors — did not commit any contempt of NCLT by calling for an EGM contesting Mistry’s removal. Further, he said the conglomerate was seeking Mistry’s ouster as a director since he was acting in a manner which was damaging the company and its reputation.Tata Sons had removed Mistry from the post of chairman of the $100 billion salt-to-software conglomerate last October. Since then, allegations have been flying both ways between Mistry and Ratan Tata.last_img read more

BNP seeks Gazipur SPs withdrawal for fair polls

first_imgLogo of Gazipur city corporationJust two days before the balloting, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday demanded the election commission withdraw the Gazipur Superintendent of Police (SP), Harun-ur-Rashid, in order to make Gazipur mayoral polls free and fair, reports UNB.”We demanded that Gazipur SP Gazipur Harun-ur-Rashid be pulled out,” BNP leader Abdul Moyeen Khan told reporters after a meeting with chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda at the election commission secretariat in Agargaon of the capital.During the meeting, a three-member BNP delegation, led by Moyeen Khan, also submitted a letter of the party containing its various demands and observations for holding the election in a fair and acceptable manner.Read more: BNP’s potential polling agents in Gazipur under threatMoyeen Khan said the Gazipur SP is one of the main barriers to holding a credible election as he is playing a “partisan role and harassing BNP leaders and activists”.He warned the government that the next general election will be affected if the Gazipur election is not held in a fair and neutral manner.The BNP leader said they urged the commission to exert its constitutional power as an independent body so that voters can cast their votes without any fear and obstacle. “It’s EC’s responsibility to protect people’s voting rights.”He said they also urged the commission to take step to stop harassment of BNP leaders and supports by police.last_img read more

Rohingyas gun down Jubo League leader in Teknaf

first_img.A Jubo League leader was shot dead reportedly by Rohingyas at Jadimura in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Thursday night, reports UNB. The victim, Omar Faruk, 30, was president of ward No 9 unit of Jubo League and son of Abdul Monaf. Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station, said local people spotted the bullet-hit body of Omar Faruk and informed police about it around 11:00pm. Later, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital for autopsy. Osman Goni, elder brother of the Faruk, alleged that a group of Rohingyas picked Faruk up from near his house and gunned him down at a nearby hill. Police are investigating the incident, said the OC.last_img read more

Girl commits suicide after being rebuked

first_imgKolkata: In a tragic incident, a Class VIII student from Canning in South 24-Parganas committed suicide by consuming poison after she was rebuked by her family members.The victim girl has been identified as Masuda Khatun, a student of a local school. Locals told police the victim might have been rebuked by her parents for she had failed in an examination. It was also learnt that after being rebuked by her family members, the victim locked herself inside her room and consumed poison. She was a resident of Taldi village of Canning. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe incident occurred on Tuesday night. Despite knocking on her door repeatedly on Wednesday morning, the family members did not yield a response. They later broke open the door and found her lying on the bed. She was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead. The incident sparked tension among villagers of the locality. Police later reached the spot and started a probe to ascertain the exact reason behind her committing suicide. Police also came to know that the victim used to be busy on her mobile most of the time when at home. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice are investigating if there is any other angle into the incident. They are investigating if she had committed suicide after being jilted in a love affair or there was any foul play behind her death.The investigating officers are also probing to know if anybody had instigated her to commit suicide. The body has been sent for autopsy. The police are also interrogating the family members of the victim in this connection.last_img read more