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Late Stokes burst gives England the edge

first_imgBy Mark GleesonBen Stokes struck a sparkling unbeaten 74 to help England finish the opening day of the second test against South Africa on a healthy 317 for five at Newlands on Saturday.Stokes top-scored for the touring side with Alex Hales and Joe Root also contributing half-centuries and Jonny Bairstow ending on 39 not out in an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 94.Stokes took to the tiring South African bowling in the last hour of a hot day, seeing off the threat of the new ball with a cavalier approach that gave the advantage to England who lead the four-test series 1-0.Hales, in his second test, was out for 60 to a sharp catch from AB de Villiers in the slips after getting an edge to a lifting ball from Morne Morkel.His patient innings off 140 balls should, however, allow him more time to cement a regular role as captain Alastair Cook’s opening partner.Root made 50 before giving debutant Chris Morris his first test wicket when he nibbled at a ball and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.Nick Compton was five runs short of his 50 when he pulled to midwicket and was caught by Temba Bavuma off the bowing of Kagiso Rabada with the last ball before tea.The 20-year-old Rabada, replacing the injured Dale Steyn, took two wickets in as many balls either side of the interval.James Taylor fell straight after tea playing a big drive to a wide ball to be caught behind for a golden duck.The first England wicket to fall was Cook who fell to a stunning one-handed catch at third slip by Morris for 27 off the bowling of Rabada.Cook, who won the toss, and Hales shared a 55-run partnership, the first 50-run open partnership in the last eight English test innings.South Africa’s bowlers all took a pounding with Rabada’s figures of 3-74 the best. Debutant Morris finished with 1-99 off 20 overs as the absence of Steyn, Vernon Philander and Kyle Abbott was felt by the home team.England won the first test in Durban by a convincing 241 runs.last_img read more

Three companies end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

first_imgSyneron-Candela, owner of Gentle Laser Hair Removal, released a statement saying the company wound end its partnership with the athlete, adding, “We hold our employees to high standards, and we expect the same of our business partners.”Earlier Monday, Ralph Lauren executives stated their company’s contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. “Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody.”Speedo USA said in a separate statement that the company would donate $50,000 from Lochte’s endorsement fee to the charity Save The Children. “While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for. We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience.”Lochte acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics, in a portion of an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that aired Saturday. Police have said the swimmers vandalized a bathroom after a night of partying and armed guards confronted them and asked them to pay for the damage.The Japanese mattress maker Airweave’s CEO, Motokuni Takaoka, said last week the firm would keep its partnership with Lochte.”Ryan Lochte has done absolutely irreparable damage to his reputation and marketability regardless of what the final investigation in Rio reveals about whether he embellished or lied, in addition to his reprehensible personal behavior as an ‘ugly American,'” Ray Katz, managing partner of ROI Sports Marketing Group and Columbia University professor, told Describing the incident in Rio, Lochte told NBC, “Whether you call it a robbery or whether you call it extortion or us just paying for the damages, we don’t know. All we know is that there was a gun pointed in our direction and we were demanded to give money.”But he admitted that he understood that he was being told that the Americans had to pay for the damage or the police would be called.At that point, Lauer said: “You’re striking a deal. Is that fair?””We just wanted to get out of there,” Lochte said, adding the swimmers were frightened.Lauer told Lochte that his story had morphed from one about “the mean streets or Rio” to a negotiated settlement to cover up dumb behavior.”That’s why I’m taking full responsibility for it, because I over-exaggerated the story,” Lochte said. “If I had never done that, we wouldn’t be in this mess.”Lochte also said he had lied in telling NBC interviewer Billy Bush the next day that a gun had been cocked and pointed at his forehead. He said he was still under the influence of alcohol when he talked to Bush.”I definitely had too much to drink that night and I was very intoxicated,” he said.Lochte, who dyed his hair white for the games and had it turn a light shade of green from the pool, had changed his hair back to its regular shade of brown for the interview, which was conducted in New York. As Brazilian police investigated his robbery claim, and eventually held his teammates for questioning while they sorted out his story, he had tweeted he intended to dye it back.He said he hoped to continue competitive swimming but acknowledged that it won’t be his decision about whether he’d be able to be part of the American team again. USA Swimming and the International Olympic Committee could issue sanctions.Lochte said he regretted how the incident had tarnished Rio and the last week of the Olympics. He also gave an interview to Brazil’s main broadcaster Globo on Saturday to apologize for his actions.”Brazil doesn’t deserve that,” he said to Globo. “I am sorry that my immaturity caused all this ruckus.” The Associated Press contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Egerton to host Vasity League semis

first_img0Shares0000EGERTON UNIVERSITY TO HOST THE VASITY LEAGUE SEMISNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – The Egerton University grounds in Njoro will play host to the semi-finals of the inaugural Varsity League on Saturday.Hosts Egerton play the University of Nairobi in the first semifinal at 12.00pm before top seeds Kenyatta University duel it out against the Catholic University of Eastern Africa at 2.00pm. Both fixtures are sure to light up the crowd as the quest to be crowned kings of Kenyan varsity rugby reaches its penultimate stage.-How they qualified-Kenyatta University finished top of Pool A with a perfect record, starting their campaign with a 23-14 match day one win over the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology before registering a 29-0 victory over the Technical University of Mombasa on match day two.They would confirm pole position in Pool A with a 27-6 win over Egerton University who finished second in the pool. Egerton had earlier pulled off a 12-11 over the Technical University of Mombasa before confirming semifinal qualification with an 8-5 win over Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.The University of Nairobi also registered a 100% record at the close of round robin play in Pool B, starting their campaign with a 27-18 win over the University of Eldoret before posting a 31-0 result against the Technical University of Kenya.They topped Pool B with a 26-10 dismissal of Catholic University of Eastern Africa who also reached the last four by virtue of previous wins against the Technical University of Kenya (44-14) and the University of Eldoret (23-6).-Quarters results-University of Nairobi, Saturday 29 September 2018Catholic University of Eastern Africa 44 Technical University of Kenya 14Egerton University 12 Technical University of Mombasa 11University of Nairobi 27 Universityof Eldoret 18Kenyatta University 23 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 14Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Saturday 6  October 2018Catholic University of Eastern Africa 23 University of Eldoret 6Egerton University 8 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 5Kenyatta University 29 Technical University of Mombasa 0University of Nairobi 31 Technical University of Kenya 0Kenyatta University, Saturday 13 October 2018University of Eldoret 23 Technical University of Kenya 0Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 19 Technical University of Mombasa 18University of Nairobi 26 Catholic University of Eastern Africa 10Kenyatta University 27 Egerton University 6Semifinal Pairings, Saturday 20 October 2018 University of Nairobi vs Egerton University -12.00pmKenyatta University vs Catholic University of Eastern Africa -2.00pm0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Betty Ponto wins second early bird Mega Lottery draw

first_img– Advertisement – So far, almost $345,000 in tickets have been sold, which means there’s just over $150,000 until this year’s goal of $500,000 is met. Proceeds from the campaign help provide funds to a variety of Fort St. John’s non-profit organizations. Last year, the Rotary Club donated to local organizations such as FSJ Minor Hockey, Irish Dance and the North Peace Historical Society, just to name a few.The final draw will take place on December 26, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the Totem Mall.  Tickets are still for sale from any Rotarian, as well as at the booth in the mall. There are over $200,000 in prizes to be won, including a first place choice of a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, a 2012 Ford F150 Truck, a 2012 Honda Pilot SUV or $40,000 Cash and a second place choice of a 2012 Honda Civic, 2013 Ford Mustang, a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado or $25,000 Cash. Some of the other prizes include a Honda Big Red, a Polaris Razer, $5000 to Uniglobe Guardian Travel and $3000 to DGS Paving.last_img read more

VIDEO: Peruvian referee’s backheel assist

first_imgA referee in the Peruvian league has inadvertently played a decisive part in the winning goal during a 3-2 thriller.As the goalkeeper bowled out the ball out to set up a counter attack, the referee backheeled the ball straight back into the danger zone.Watch the bit of ‘skill’ above!last_img

10 loan stars you may have forgotten will return this summer but will they play?

first_img 10 10 10 10 Those on loan often get forgotten. Last season saw the likes of Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado, Arsenal’s Wojciech Szcz?sny and Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli attempt to reignite their careers away from their parent club.No matter how well they may have performed at their temporary homes, the summer is an anxious period for those above – and more – whose loan contracts have expired.So, talkSPORT has assessed where next for 10 of the Premier League’s most noteworthy players who spent the 2015/16 campaign on loan.Take a look at our assessment by viewing the slideshow above. 10 1. Juan Cuadrado spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Juventus from Chelsea – read our assessment of the future of the Colombia international below, then click the arrow above, right, to do the same for nine more of the Premier League’s biggest loan stars – Cuadrado was tipped to leave permanently last summer, despite only joining in January earlier that year before agreeing a temporary move to Turin. It proved a wise decision, with the winger making 16 starts in Serie A, scoring four goals and registering five assists. Question marks over his suitability to the Premier League remain, but his reputation has improved. While Jose Mourinho didn’t seem interested in giving the Colombian a chance, Antonio Conte might feel differently. And if the current manager of Italy is going to deploy a 3-5-2 formation, Cuadrado could prove a valuable option. 5. Lazar Markovic spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Fenerbahce from Liverpool – Markovic opted for a move to the Turkish Super Lig in the hope of regular first-team football, but it turned out to be a challenging campaign, spoiled by injury. His playing time was far improved before his loan spell came to an abrupt end in February. Such disappointment, however, hasn’t deterred optimism of his potential to become a key player under Jurgen Klopp. The German manager has openly discussed his lack of options out wide and Markovic may therefore feature in his plans for next season. 10 4. Carl Jenkinson spent the 2015/16 season on loan at West Ham United from Arsenal – Jenkinson has spent the past two seasons at Upton Park, with his first team opportunities under Arsène Wenger becoming limited. His 2015/16 campaign was cut short at the end of January, damaging his cruciate ligament in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City. He is facing a battle to be fit for the start of the new season and it isn’t known where he’ll be playing, despite having signed a new five-year deal at the Emirates last July. Hector Bellerin is in commanding form for Arsenal at right back. 10 10 6. Nathan Ake spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Watford from Chelsea – Ake enjoyed somewhat of a breakthrough campaign at Vicarage Road, becoming a regular at left back under Quique Sanchez Flores. The defender was one of the Hornets’ most consistent performers and may have made an impression on the coaching staff at his parent club. With criticism continuing to fall the way of the Blues over their failure to promote their academy, Ake could be offered a first team role next season. But don’t expect him to be a regular in the Premier League. 7. Victor Moses spent the 2015/16 season on loan at West Ham United from Chelsea – It’s hard to believe Moses has been a Chelsea player since the summer of 2012, having made a total of 23 Premier League starts during this time. Last season saw his third loan spell, where he was used sporadically by Slaven Bilic. The winger made 13 league starts and eight appearances from the bench, scoring one goal and registering two assists. While his performances were far from poor, he’s done little to suggest he could become an important player at Stamford Bridge. A permanent exit is expected this summer. 2. Mario Balotelli spent the 2015/16 season on loan at AC Milan from Liverpool – It’s difficult to know where to start with Balotelli. In eight starts and 12 substitute appearances, the striker scored just one goal for AC Milan. It was therefore unsurprising when it was confirmed that he hadn’t made Italy’s 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 finals. With a similar static style to Christian Benteke – who has failed to make an impression on Jurgen Klopp – he isn’t expected to play a part in the German boss’ plans for 2016/17 season. An Anfield exit is anticipated. 10 3. Wojciech Szczesny spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Roma from Arsenal – Szczesny immediately took over the no.1 role at the Stadio Olimpico, going on to make 34 starts in Serie A, keeping eight clean sheets. The Poland international, though, is expected to return to the Emirates, with negotiations over a deal to see him return to Roma on a permanent deal having hit a wall. He is likely to be eyeing the exit, as Petr Cech is set to resume his role as first choice in between the posts. The problem could be agreeing a fee for his departure. 8. Patrick Bamford spent the first half of the 2015/16 on loan at Crystal Palace and the second at Norwich City from Chelsea – It was a season to forget for Bamford, who failed to impress Alan Pardew in the first half of the campaign, resulting in his season-long loan deal at Selhurst Park being cut short before enduring a similarly unforgettable following four months with Norwich. He played just 236 minutes in the Premier League last term, failing to score a goal. It sadly seems the striker isn’t ready for the top flight and it wouldn’t be surprising if he seals a move to a Championship club in the summer. 9. James Wilson joined Brighton & Hove Albion on loan in November 2015 to the end of the season from Manchester United – With so few striking options for Louis van Gaal it came as a shock when Wilson agreed a loan deal to Brighton, but his playing time certainly improved. The 20-year-old made 12 starts and 15 substitute appearances in the Championship, getting his name on the scoresheet five times. He isn’t expected to have much of a role in Jose Mourinho’s first team, but the newly-appointed United manager will be aware of expectations over his development of youth players. 10 10. Alex Pritchard spent the second half of the 2015/16 season on loan at West Bromwich Albion from Tottenham Hotspur – Pritchard has come through Spurs’ youth setup, earning the respect of the White Hart Lane faithful for his performances in the Under-18 and reserve side. With the club’s midfield at his strongest under Mauricio Pochettino, playing time has proved hard to come by and ultimately led to a loan move to the Hawthorns. He made just three appearances for the Baggies, but despite his lack of playing time, his reputation remains high. Rumour has it Newcastle United and Napoli are interested in signing the 23-year-old. Tottenham might be reluctant to sell, but a deal could suit both parties.last_img read more


first_imgIreland’s first woman boxing referee said she hopes Katie Taylor’s Olympic Gold medal win will encourage some of Ireland’s more “experienced” boxing coaches to help more girls to join the sport.Sadie Duffy, from Buncrana, has been refereeing some of Ireland’s biggest boxing names since she first became a referee in 1997.Sadie has become good friends with the Bray golden girl after refereeing a number of her bouts over the years. But she said that while boxing in Ireland has changed in recent years, more work still needs to be done to get girls into the ring.“Women’s boxing has come on so much in Ireland and that is down so much to Katie Taylor.“But it still needs plenty of encouragement. It has always been a man’s sport but that is changing.“I just hope now that with Katie’s magnificent win some of Ireland’s more ‘experienced’ coaches can finally see what women’s boxing has to offer. “Gender should never be an issue. It should only be seen as two athletes in the ring,” she said.Sadie, who is a member of the Illies Golden Gloves Club, has travelled the world both refereeing and managing boxers.Ironically it was because of a man that Sadie first became interested in boxing.Her husband Eddie, now a coach with Illies Golden Gloves, used to box and Sadie would attend his bouts.But instead of taking a back seat Sadie decided she had better get involved if she wanted to see more of her then boyfriend. “Instead of taking a back seat I decided I would like to get involved. I did a six week course with the Derry County Board and continued from there.“I had to do various exams and I eventually qualified in 1997 when I refereed my first bout at St Canice’s Club in Derry,” she said.Sadie said she was delighted to watch Katie eventually realise her goal and win an Olympic title.“If anyone deserved to fulfill their dream then it’s Katie. “She is the nicest and most modest girl you could meet. Nobody will ever realise what she has done for sport in Ireland.“She has a lovely family and I am so delighted for them all that Katie’s dream has become a reality,” added Sadie.SADIE HOPES COACHES WILL ‘BOX CLEVER’ AFTER KATIE’S GOLDEN WIN was last modified: August 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boxingIllies Boxing ClubKatie TaylorSadie Duffylast_img read more

Predicted: Where every Premier League club will finish at the end of the season

first_img 14. Swansea Okay, so in picking Manchester City as the likely winner of the Premier League this season,’s Super Computer is being slightly controversial.But what about the other places? Scroll through the gallery to see where the other 19 sides are predicted to finish.The table, of course, should be taken with a pinch of salt. As we know, anything can happen throughout the season, but it is always fun to speculate.Where do you think your team will finish? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 20 20 20. West Brom (relegated) 20 18. Southampton (relegated) 20 19. Stoke (relegated) 20 20 20 20 12. Bournemouth 17. Huddersfield 11. Burnley 20 20 9. Watford 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 7. Leicester 4. Tottenham (Champions League play-off qualifier) 2. Manchester United (automatic Champions League spot) 20 6. Arsenal 10. West Ham 20 13. Newcastle 16. Crystal Palace 8. Everton 15. Brighton 20 3. Liverpool (automatic Champions League spot) 5. Chelsea (Europa League spot) 1. Manchester City (champions)last_img read more

Crystal Palace trolls A-League side as their new kit looks a bit familiar

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS When you let your friend copy your homework— Crystal Palace Waco (@PalaceWaco) February 11, 2019 huge blow REVEALED ✂️ Get up to 40% off the latest N̶e̶w̶c̶a̶s̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶J̶e̶t̶s̶ Crystal Palace kits! 🙌🛒 In store and online! 💻— CPFC Shop (@cpfcshop) February 11, 2019Some kit manufacturers have been guilty of lacking imagination in recent seasons with designs for clubs with the same brands looking fairly similar.The Newcastle Jets shirts, though, are made by Australian sports kit manufacturer Viva whereas Puma produce the Premier League club’s version. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF The similarities have not escaped the notice of some eagled-eyed Twitter users who have been commenting under Newcastle Jets’ tweet.One said: “When you let your friend copy your homework.”Another said: “Looks like a discount Crystal Palace.” RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY REVEALED ADVICE REPLY You would be forgiven for doing a double take and think you may have seen the shirts somewhere before.Both the home and away strip has a striking resemblance to Crystal Palace’s current kit.The club’s Twitter account posted a tweet asking what their third team shirt looked like.The official Palace club shop account even poked fun at the similarities between the two. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice There is something distinctly familiar about Australian side Newcastle Jets’ new kit.The A-League outfit tweeted a picture of their new strip that will be debuted on Tuesday. [NEWS] Our @ALeague round 8 match against @brisbaneroar will be known as ‘RAAF Round’:— NEWCASTLE JETS FC ✈️ (@NewcastleJetsFC) November 18, 2015 shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions What does your third kit look like? 🤔— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 11, 2019 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Newcastle Jets’ new kit Look like a discount Crystal Palace.— Blake (@heavy_sunshine) February 11, 2019The Australian side have a history of producing unusual kits as their 2015 version featured fighter planes on it.There was method to the madness that time, though, as the kit was worn for the Jets’ clash with Brisbane Roar, and was used to acknowledge the contributions the Air Force make within the area. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

Shelvey stunner cancels out De Bruyne screamer as Man City draw at Newcastle

first_img Shelvey sent the home fans into delirium Two stunning goals in the last ten minutes saw two points dropped for Manchester City as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle.With the scores level, Kevin De Bruyne thought he had won the game with an unbelievable volley, only to be matched by Jonjo Shelvey just six minutes later. Newcastle were level when Willems – whose only other Newcastle goal came against Liverpool – played a one-two with Miguel Almiron before thumping a low right-foot drive past Ederson. It was the Paraguay international’s first assist since his £21million arrival in January.Dubravka needed two attempts to claim Sterling’s rising 33rd-minute strike and was relieved to see De Bruyne’s stoppage-time effort deflected into his waiting arms as the Magpies made it to the break on level terms.Federico Fernandez’s barnstorming run from his own penalty area sparked a rare Newcastle counter-attack which saw Shelvey send a 54th-minute free-kick just wide after Fernandinho had barged Joelinton to the ground 30 yards out.Javier Manquillo had to produce a last-ditch tackle to deny Gabriel Jesus after De Bruyne and Sterling had picked a path through in the 65th minute, and Dubravka had to turn away a dangerous De Bruyne cross seconds later. 3 The Magpies captain curled a beautiful strike into the bottom corner to cancel out De Bruyne’s goal of the season contender as Steve Bruce’s men took more points off the ‘Big Six’.It was no less than they deserved, with City alarmingly below their best, and not for the first time this season.Liverpool now have the chance to extend the gap to 11 points if they beat Brighton at Anfield later this afternoon.Despite their sluggish start, City did take the lead through Raheem Sterling, only for Jetro Willems to respond for the hosts three minutes later.David Silva back-heeled the ball into the path of Sterling after it had ricocheted back to him from Isaac Hayden’s challenge and the England forward blasted home from close range. The Slovakia international pulled off a fine 68th-minute double save to deny Jesus and De Bruyne and saw substitute Bernardo Silva drag a left-foot shot wide four minutes later with the pressure mounting.However, he was powerless to resist when De Bruyne pounced after Mendy’s cross had been half-cleared, chesting the ball down before firing home off the underside of the crossbar.But there was to be a further twist when, with three minutes remaining, substitute Christian Atsu played a free-kick square to Shelvey, who sent a sumptuous curling effort beyond Ederson’s despairing dive to snatch a point. Former Newcastle man Liverpool did his old side a favour 3 3 De Bruyne thought he’d won it Getty Images – Getty AFP or licensors Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

Shoals Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

first_imgLents noticed that neither the driver nor the front seat passenger was wearing a seatbelt. After pulling over the vehicle, Lents observed that a three year old boy in the back seat was not properly restrained and was not seated in a booster seat.Trooper Lents began speaking with the driver, 29 year old Robert A. Osborne of Shoals.Lents learned that Osborne did not have a drivers license with him, his driving privileges were suspended indefinitely through Indiana, and Osborne had prior convictions for driving while suspended. Osborne was placed into custody.Trooper Lents searched the Nissan as a search incident to an arrest and located a pill bottle containing Hydrocodone and Clonazepam on the rear floorboard in front of Osborne’s seven year old daughter. Lents also found marijuana and paraphernalia under the driver’s seat.Osborne was arrested and charged Maintaining a Common Nuisance and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent, all felony charges. Osborne was also charged with misdemeanor counts of Possession of a Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled substance, Driving while Suspended with a Prior Conviction, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Osborne was lodged without incident in the Martin County Jail. The children were released to the front seat passenger.Arresting Officer: Senior Trooper Jarrod LentsAssisting Officer: Officer Glen Akles, Loogootee PDArrested and Charges:Robert Andrew Osborne, 29Shoals, IN– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony– Neglect of a Dependent (x2), Level 6 Felony– Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor– Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor– Driving While Suspended – Prior, Class A Misdemeanor– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor– Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor A Sunday afternoon traffic stop landed a Shoals man behind bars on numerous drug charges.At 12:45 P.M., Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was patrolling US 50 in Loogootee when he observed a black Nissan Maxima stopped at a stop light.last_img read more

Four Masters win All-Ireland Féile title

first_imgFour Masters boys under 14 gaelic footballers were among the big winners at the 2019 John West All-Ireland Féile Peile na nÓg, hosted by Connacht GAA, at the weekend.The Féile is Ireland biggest underage football festival with 358 girls and boys under 14 teams from Ireland and overseas taking part in cup and shield competitions.The Donegal town club won the Division 2 Féile cup title with a 1-9 to 0-5 win agianst Claremorris of Mayo in Sunday’s decider.Four masters manager Damien Dunnion spoke to Ocean FM Sport about his side’s ‘magical’ weekend on his way home to Donegal on the team bus: play stop mute max volume 00:00 00:00 repeat Four Masters under 14 manager Damien Dunnion 30/06/2019 Download Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. There were several other memorable performances from local teams with St Mary’s GAA Club from Sligo reaching the Division 4 cup final, only to lose out narrowly to Clonguish by 1-7 to 0-7.Annaduff of Leitrim won the Division 11 title.In the girls competition, there were All Ireland shield titles for Eoghan Rua (Div 8),  and Drumcliffe/Rosses Point (Div 10) – while two other Sligo clubs CT Gaels (Div 9) and St John’s (Div 10) lifted cup titles.View a complete listing of the Féile 2019 results here.last_img read more

Security100 Retail Event Brings Together Loss Prevention Leaders and Solutions Providers for One-2-One Discussions

first_imgThe majestic Chateau Elan Winery and Resort just north of Atlanta, GA, was the setting for the second annual Security100 Summits Retail event held July 18 – 20. This year’s theme focused on the evolving role of loss prevention as it relates to not only reducing loss, but improving the customer experience and supporting revenue and profit improvement. Along with numerous presentations and panel discussions, retailers and solutions providers engaged in intimate conversations for solving retail challenges.SpeakersThe opening speaker was Maurizio Scrofani, LPC, CSCP, who discussed the role of logistics asset protection in today’s omni-channel environment. Scrofani is a veteran supply-chain executive most recently the vice president of supply chain asset protection for Macy’s and currently CEO of MPS Solutions. His talk focused on how shippers, manufacturers, and third-party providers can collectively use strategic partnerships as force multipliers to help retailers mitigate risk and deliver a positive consumer experience.A retail panel of shrink experts discussed how loss prevention organizations are working to shrink big data to maximize the impact of data analytics within the retail enterprise. Christian Romero, CISO for Technocracy, moderated the panel [see image above] that included Johnny Custer, LPC, director of analytics for Sears Holdings; Tom Meehan, CFI, director of technology and investigations at Bloomingdale’s; James Stark, director of LP for Pier 1; and David Shugan, CFI, senior director of LP with Carters.- Sponsor – Meehan pointed out that “big data today primarily supports operations and enhancing the customer experience; catching bad guys is just a by-product” of that focus. Custer agreed with that assessment. He said that LP organizations should “look at the problem first and solve the issue, whether it’s process, training, or catching a bad actor.”Shugan, who leads a relatively small loss prevention team, emphasized that smaller organizations need to portray “an OZ mentality” to succeed; project a “big, powerful, and all-inclusive” solution throughout the enterprise. Relative to finding data analytics talent, he advised other LP leaders, “Don’t be afraid to hire someone smarter than you to get the job done.”Chateau Elan Winery and ResortIn a discussion of partnering with solutions providers, Stark said, “Don’t try to fit me in your box. I need to know how you make me bigger, faster, smarter, and not make me look bad.” He also acknowledged that LP leaders don’t have to be big data experts, but they do “have to be able to express to IT a clear vision of where LP is taking data analytics.”John Clark, retail chair for the Loss Prevention Foundation’s Armed Services Committee, explained to the attendees how the committee is working to help active military and veterans transition into civilian life. Illustrating the points from his own experiences, transitioning military often face financial, marital, and job hunting issues. The committee partners with retailers to offer certification scholarships, networking, mentoring, and job opportunities for these men and women.A panel on day two addressed the current threats of violence and disruption in the retail environment. Curt Crum of the Boise (ID) Police Department and president of the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) provided an overview from the law enforcement perspective. He said that police are seeing a significant shift in retail crime turning more violent. They are also finding that the same individuals engaged in organized retail crime are also in involved in other property crimes, robberies, retail fraud, human trafficking, and other serious felonies.Walgreens Director of Corporate Investigations Dave Colen gave the attendees an overview of his organization’s planning for current crisis events such as civil unrest due to recent police-involved shooting and political events like the Republican National Convention. He said, “Crisis preparation is not business continuity. It’s what do I do right now to manage a significant issue.” Colen also advised his peers in the audience that “anyone can do nothing. We’re paid to plan for issues before they become issues.”Bloomingdale’s Tom Meehan also provided an insight into his company’s crisis management planning. He advised that organizations monitoring social media and broadcast news have to differentiate what is real versus rumor or misinformation and know the tipping point that triggers action, such as closing stores. Meehan also emphasized that employee communications requires that you “say it early and say it often” to be effective.Vendor-Retailer MeetingMuch of the two days were spent in boardroom presentations to the retailers, where each participating solutions provider spent 25 minutes giving retailers a background on their company and presenting their products and/or services. The overview allowed retailers to set up “one-2-one” meetings with the vendors who they could potentially partner with to meet their current internal challenges.One loss prevention leader of a major specialty apparel retailer commented that this type of small hosted event allows him to have intimate conversations with solutions providers to better communicate his challenges and understand how the supplier can meet his needs.The solutions providers who sponsored the event included Altronix, American Public University, ARCA, Axis Communications, CEC, Cognitec, HanwhaTechwin America, Hytera Respond & Achieve, Milestone, SEB, and Securewatch24. Other organizations supporting the event included the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR), the Loss Prevention Foundation, and LP Magazine.The Security100 Summits Retail event is presented by FOCUS MEDIA EVENTS. Nancy Largay, general manager for FOCUS MEDIA, said, “This event is designed to bring together retail leaders for the loss prevention community with leading solution providers to engage, debate, problem solve, and build key relationships to help solve the unique challenges facing retail today.” The event included numerous opportunities for networking at the Chateau Elan resort, including golf, wine tastings, and special dinner activities.For those looking to be involved in the 2017 Summit​,​ you can submit an inquiry by visiting the website at Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Cockfights: A 125-year-old sport made famous by the Nawah of Oudh

first_imgLucknow, famous for its Moghul etiquette, is all cock-a-hoop. It is in the midst of reviving cockfights, a 125-year-old sport made famous by the Nawah of Oudh. After tasting the excitement of watching game fowls with names such as Sheru and Tiger fighting 20-minute bouts during the annual Lucknow festival,Lucknow, famous for its Moghul etiquette, is all cock-a-hoop. It is in the midst of reviving cockfights, a 125-year-old sport made famous by the Nawah of Oudh. After tasting the excitement of watching game fowls with names such as Sheru and Tiger fighting 20-minute bouts during the annual Lucknow festival last February, cockfight enthusiasts have formed themselves into an all India Aseel Club.The sport, which constituted a popular form of entertainment during the Moghul period, fell by the wayside as breeding and training became an expensive affair. Outside India, cockfighting had become a popular pastime in China, Persia and other Asian countries.The sport spread throughout Asia Minor and Sicily, the best cocks being bred in Alexandria, Delos, Rhodes and Tanagra. Although the Romans derided the Greeks for indulging in such a ‘barbaric’ sport, they could not eventually resist the temptation to indulge in it.From Rome the sport spread northwards against the wishes of the Christian clergy. The authorities often tried to put an end to the “cruel sport” but cockfighting remained a favourite pastime of the English nobility until the turn of the century.Those who indulge in cockfighting claim that theirs” is an amateur sport. The game offers an opportunity to gamble. Odds are placed on each bird, and as the fight progresses the odds change. Said C.P. Kakkar, general secretary of the Aseel Club: “We want to make this an annual event.”To avoid protests from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals game cocks are not allowed to sport spurs of metal or bone. And the club has banned the traditional fights “unto death.” But the losing gamecocks end up on the dinner plates of their owners.advertisement- Pictures by S. Premilast_img read more

Centre allows Jallikattu; celebrations erupt in TN

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 8 (PTI) The Centre today came out with a notification allowing controversial bull taming sport Jallikattu in poll-bound Tamil Nadu following extensive demand for its restoration by political parties in the state.The decision to allow Jallikattu and bullock cart races in other parts of the country came despite objections by animal rights groups.Crackers were burst and sweets distributed in southern districts of Tamil Nadu to celebrate the news as the decision comes just ahead of the Pongal festival. Jallikattu also known Eruthazhuvuthal is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.”…The Central Government, hereby specifies that following animals shall not be exhibited or trained as performing animal, with effect from the date of publication of this notification, namely bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers, lions and bulls.”Provided that bulls may be continue to be exhibited or trained as a performing animal, at events such as Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu and bullock cart races in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Kerala and Gujarat in the manner by customs of any community or practiced traditionally,” the notification said.However, the Centre has also put some conditions, saying bullock cart race shall be organised on a proper track, which shall not exceed two kilometres.In case of Jallikattu, the moment the bull leaves the enclosure, it shall be tamed within a radial distance of 15 metre and it should also be ensured that the bulls are put to proper testing by authorities of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department to ensure that they are in good physical condition to participate in the event.advertisementPerformance enhancement drugs are not to administered to the bulls.In a tweet, Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan said, “Central government has given permission for holding Jallikattu. Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar called me now to give the good news that arrangements to conduct #Jallikattu in TN has been made.”He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the move. MORE PTI TDS VGN ARU DVlast_img read more