Mehbooba calls for restraint by forces

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday asked the security forces “to exercise maximum restraint while operating in provocative situations”, as a shutdown and street violence continued to disrupt life in the Valley.“The security forces should exercise maximum restraint and follow strictly the standard operating procedure,” said Ms. Mufti, while condemning the killing of PDP worker Bashir Ahmad.The shutdown call by separatists against the killing of a civilian in BSF firing on Sunday brought life to a standstill in the Valley. According to the police spokesman, a mob assembled in Shopian’s Heff village as the security forces were launching a cordon and search operation. “The militants fired at the security forces. Later, they took advantage of the mob and escaped,” said the spokesman.On Sunday evening, a petrol bomb was hurled at a security forces’ patrol in Srinagar’s Rainawari area. However, no casualty was reported.College closedThe authorities on Sunday decided that the Pulwama Degree College, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, where over 50 students were injured in clashes with security forces on Saturday.In another incident, one person was killed and another injured after unidentified men opened fire on them in Pulwama district last night, police said.Gunmen kill one The gunmen entered the house of Bashir Ahmad Dar on Saturday night and fired at him and his cousin Altaf Ahmad Dar, leaving them injured, a police official said. Bashir was declared brought dead at a hospital.last_img read more

SportingPulse Website Changes

first_imgThese new changes are a mix of front-end and back-end changes, meaning some will be visible to all site users, while others will be noticeable only to website editors – and SportingPulse hopes they are positively embraced by our community of grassroots sport users.Please click on the following attachment or the following link for more information. http://blog.sportingpulse.com/2011/02/more-website-changes-go-live.html Related Filesmore_website_changes_go_live_-pdflast_img

Video: Braxton Miller Hauls In A Football One-Handed While Holding 5 Other Footballs

first_imgBraxton Miller making an amazing one-handed catch.Braxton Miller One-HandedUpdate: Miller posted a video on his own account from a different angle. Earlier: Any concerns over Braxton Miller’s hands following his move to wide receiver could likely be alleviated by watching this video from the Ohio State football Instagram account. In the clip, Miller fields a ball launched from a JUGS machine while holding five other footballs. Ohio State deleted the post for some reason, but For The Win put it on YouTube. Yea, looks like he’s going to adjust just fine. [ For The Win ]last_img

Peace Region forecasted to experience milder winter season

first_imgThis year we will experience a weak El Nino, combined with the Blob ( an area of warmer water temps found in the North Pacific). This means El Nino delivers Pacific air to Western Canada instead of Arctic air (warmer) and the presence of the Blob causes the jet stream to track further north. These two working together give the signal of milder weather.This season, mild Pacific air will be more dominant then cold Arctic air and precipitation should be closer to normal amounts of 190 cm of snow and not the 340 cm received last year.“For the next 7-10 days will be quiet with temperatures going up and down, these are considerably milder days with no severe cold spells as there is a lack of persistent Arctic air,” said Gillham. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This winter season will be milder than normal temperatures, forecasted as a whole for the region.“Compared to the severity of previous winters this winter will be a bit gentler than normal,” said Doug Gillham, Meteorologist for the Weather Network.To forecast weather, Meteorologists use computer models that are designed to simulate dominant jet stream patterns globally for that upcoming season. By looking back to the past for similar patterns and then applying what happened during that winter, comparing the influence of El Nino and La Nina produces weather forecasts.last_img read more

Police probing whether robbery of Rs 14 crore was preplanned

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police is probing all relevant angles in the daylight robbery case where a Chandni Chowk-based businessman and his son were robbed at gunpoint near a crowded fruit market in Pitampura, according to police officials.When asked whether the robbery could have been pre-planned, police said they are not ruling out any possibility. The robbery, which seemed to be planned in advance took place around 7 pm, when the victims, Vinod Garg and his son Varun were on their way back home from their shop in Naya Bazar with Rs 1.4 crore in cash. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to a complaint registered by Varun, a bike overtook them around 7pm and stopped in front of their car, following which the pillion rider got off and asked for the bag of money from Varun, who was driving with the window rolled down. When he claimed to not know what he was talking about, the accused pointed a gun at Varun through the window and demanded the cash. Varun added that in the meantime, two men on another bike arrived at the scene and asked both him and his father to get out of the car. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAfraid for their lives, both victims followed what they were told and got out of the vehicle. By the time Varun called the police and crime teams reached the spot, one of the accused had driven off in his car and the rest had fled the scene on their motorcycles. The incident took place on a busy street near a local fruit market. Police later recovered the victim’s car, which was abandoned by the accused at a nearby spot. While registering the complaint at the Rani Bagh police station, Varun said he will be able to identify his alleged assailants if shown photographs. Police are also reviewing CCTV footage from the area. In addition to the team from Rani Bagh police station, special staff in the district and some crime branch officials are also involved in the investigations. A case against the accused assailants has been registered at the Rani Bagh police station under sections 392/397/34 of the Indian Penal Code.last_img read more

The Cubs Beat The FrontRunning Indians At Their Own Game

YEARTEAMTOTALLEDTIEDTRAILEDLEDLED OR TIED Top front-running playoff teams through World Series Game 1 32005White Sox8153141465.482.7 62014Royals8940331644.982.0 21998Yankees9361181465.684.9 52015Mets9557211760.082.1 The key to front-running is a versatile, opportunistic offense (check), good starting pitching (check) and — most importantly — a lights-out bullpen (um, check). Cleveland is custom-built for winning that way, and they’ve shown just how effective it can be in the small-sample gantlet of the playoffs. You can bet other teams will think about how to copy that style going into next season and beyond.But on Wednesday night, the Cubs beat the Indians at their own game. It was Chicago who struck first, claiming a 1-0 lead within the game’s first 15 pitches; it was Chicago who nickeled and dimed an extra run in the third and tacked on insurance in the fifth; and it was Chicago who kept their lead secure with dominant pitching, including six strikeouts from Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman in three and one-third relief innings. Against the Cubs in Game 2, the Indians trailed in more innings (nine) than they had in the entire playoffs combined heading into the game. It was a win right out of Cleveland’s playbook.As the series shifts to Chicago on Friday, it should be interesting to see how Cleveland responds. Aside from overcoming a brief 1-0 deficit in the first inning of Game 1 of the ALDS, we haven’t really seen the Indians mount any comebacks this postseason. Of course, the Cubs hadn’t been an especially strong front-running club themselves before Game 2 — until Wednesday, they’d led through less than half of their postseason innings — instead showcasing a variety of other ways to win. But given Chicago’s great starting rotation and the apparently rust-proof hitting of Kyle Schwarber, Cleveland might need to prove they can win from behind, too. NUMBER OF INNINGS% OF INNINGS 92007Red Sox10160212059.480.2 72012Orioles6118321129.582.0 81995Braves8535341641.281.2 Includes all postseason games since 1995, when the wild card was introduced, but excludes teams who only played in the wild card gameSources: Baseball-Reference.com, Retrosheet During their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs did something no team has consistently been able to do this postseason: get ahead of the Indians and stay there.Cleveland was 8-1 in the postseason heading into Wednesday’s game, so you wouldn’t expect them to have spent much time trailing. But they were notable front-runners even by the standards of a team with such a great record. Before Game 2 of the World Series, the Indians and their opponents had completed 81 innings during this postseason. Of those 81, Cleveland led through 57 of them — 70 percent — and was either leading or tied through 73, a staggering 90 percent rate of success (or at least, nonfailure) in the scoreboard battle. In games they won, they trailed in just one inning.1Seven of the eight innings they trailed came in one game — Game 4 of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays.Going back to the advent of the wild card in 1995, both of those figures were the highest any team had ever carried through Game 1 of the World Series, and it wasn’t especially close. Even the 1998 Yankees — who won 114 regular-season games and then turned the playoffs into their own personal victory lap — only led or were tied through 85 percent of their innings through Game 1 of the World Series. And the oft-forgotten 2005 White Sox, who basically perfected this formula, checked in at 83 percent. These Indians have been the most front-running team in modern postseason history. 12016Indians815716870.4%90.1% 102014Giants10952352247.779.8 42007Rockies7445161360.882.4 read more

Ayite is working for firstteam football

first_imgThe French forward was a regular player at Fulham FC but then his time at the first-team was cut after being promoted to the Premier LeagueFrench attacker Floyd Ayite joined Fulham FC in 2016 after two years with SC Bastia.He was a regular on the first team and got promoted this year from the English Championship to the Premier League.But now, he has been on the sidelines for too long.“I can’t blame the fact I’m playing less on a player arriving. It’s not appropriate,” he told Sport Witness.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s a different level, a different league, players arrive, others leave, the manager makes his choices. I’m a part of the squad, I work while waiting for my chance.”“If I want to be on the pitch, I need to be better than the ones already on it, knowing the manager makes his choices based on how he wants to play against the next team and that we some fit his philosophy more than others,” he added.“We’re not playing badly, but we’re lacking that little bit of luck that we need to go find and to do that, we can’t give up, we need to fight.”“We’re on the right path, it’ll change,” he concluded.last_img read more

Is Ingraham still the FNM leader His return five years after he

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 4th 2017, Nassau: Could the Former Prime Minister and Leader of the FNM, Hubert Ingraham’s return to the stage be the secret to the FNM possibly winning the 2017 polls? Since his appearance on the FNM platform, the former prime minister has left no rock unturned in his path, calling out a number of critical issues, the Bahamian people wish to see answered.Wednesday night was no different, as thousands turned up in Nassau to hear the Former Prime Minister speak, transforming the Q.E. Sports Centre into a sea of red. One would assume the man fondly called Papa, appearance on the FNM stage, meant he had returned to the leadership of the party. The former PM says the PLP ‘s actions have given the nation enough reason to be concerned, from the increase in unemployment to the current regime’s handling of the nation’s public purse and increase in taxes.Crowd in Nassau for FNM rally Wednesday nightIn response to the call to provide evidence over his claims of $860,700 gone missing from the Ministry of Finance, the former PM says the ministry already has all the information needed. He went on to list a number of reasons the country’s debt has increased, describing the “country’s cash position as precarious, spending more money than they are taking in.”Ingraham says the ‘time had come for the PLP to account for its failed promises, from VAT, to Baha Mar, to Mortgage relief to the National Health insurance promised in the first year in office’.The former Prime Minister told them to listen out for him come Friday night in Grand Bahama as he has more to expose. #MagneticMediaNews#isHubertIngrahamStillLeaderOfFNM#BahamasGeneralElections2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Soldotna Council Fixes Housekeeping Issues Regarding Mayor Clerk

first_imgCouncilman Tim Cashman authored the first ordinance to pass… Murphy wrote that the motion was needed after an ordinance in January changed the City of Soldotna Clerk’s Boss from the City Manager to Council. Council Member Cashman:”It basically just puts an ordinance that says the Mayor has the same authority over the Manager and the Clerk, as does any member of the council, because currently the Clerk and the Manager only report to the Council and not to the Mayor. This just includes the Mayor in that loop, which is really the practice that we’ve always used.” He added that it was not a change in any sort of power but the ordinance succinctly states how the chain of command works. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council passed two ordinances unanimously Wednesday evening, amending minor inconsistencies in the city’s codes regarding the responsibilities of the Mayor and City Clerk. The second ordinance was penned by Councilwoman Linda Murphy, in an effort to draw more clear lines between responsibilities of the City Clerk and City Manager. City Manager Stephanie Queen wrote a memo to the ordinance saying, “This ordinance reorganizes portions of the Soldotna Municipal Code, to bring it into conformity with the current City Clerk reporting structure.”last_img read more

Oxford American Accepts Loan Swaps Publishers

first_img“The embezzlement was a tremendous blow,” Wittenberg says. “I think Warwick has stepped up and I completely understand the change.”In addition to Sabin’s appointment as publisher, the agreement states that the $140,000 loan must be repaid within six months, and is interest free. The magazine will use the funds to pay off several debts, including printer fees and old contributor invoices, Sabin says. The magazine also owes $28,000 in state and federal payroll taxes that went unpaid in association with the embezzlement case.“The magazine has suffered several financial setbacks over the course of its life, but the issue has never been one of quality or the loyalty of readers and subscriber base,” Sabin tells FOLIO:. “It’s always been an issue of finances and business management.”The Oxford American literary magazine was founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi. It folded in 2002, but was relaunched soon after in Little Rock, Arkansas. The magazine folded again a year later but was re-established more than three years ago as a non-profit on the university campus. The magazine has a 20,000 paid circulation, Wittenberg says, with an additional 10,000 newsstand.In February, Renae Maxwell, the magazine’s former operations manager, was arrested for allegedlyembezzling at least $30,000 from the magazine. At the time, Oxford American founder and editor Marc Smirnoff told FOLIO: hat Maxwell had issued several company checks to herself by forging the name of a former employee. Maxwell could have taken up to $75,000, Smirnoff said.Police are still investigating the case and a pre-trial hearing is set for May. If convicted, Maxwell reportedly could face up to 30 years in prison. Nearly two months after its former operations manager was arrested for allegedlyembezzling at least $30,000 from Arkansas-based non-profit Oxford American magazine, its board of directors has accepted a $140,000 loan from the University of Central Arkansas, where the magazine’s offices are located.As part of the loan agreement, publisher Ray Wittenberg took a 50-percent salary cut and was moved to advertising development director. Warwick Sabin, the university’s associate vice president of communications, was named publisher—effectively giving the university direct control of the magazine’s business operations.last_img read more

How Not to Promote Your Magazines Special Issue

first_imgHere’s an e-mail I received from Time Out New York’s publicist, presented without comment:From: [FLACK REDACTED]Date: Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:27 PMSubject: I see naked people.To: [REDACTED]Feeling hot and bothered? So are we, and we’ve got the boners to prove it. Check out Time Out New York’s horny issue, now online, featuring dozens of naked New Yorkers and an interactive pole, I mean poll, where you can vote on who you want to strip next. It’s hot and sweaty outside, but you can get hot and sweaty at your desk. We won’t tell.It’s worth noting that Time Out New York’s former editor, Brian Farnham, speaking at the 2007 American Magazine Conference, said he had one goal in mind when putting together the 2007 sex issue, his second as editor: Cancelled subscriptions.”If you do a sex issue and no one cancels, you’re probably not doing your job,” Farnham said.It’s also worth noting Farnham is no longer with the magazine.last_img read more

Report Recommends Actions to Strengthen New Jerseys Installations

first_imgTwo steps that could better position Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in a future BRAC round include conducting a study of the installation’s airspace and building a highway overpass to improve access between two sections of the base, according to a report prepared for the state of New Jersey.The 168-page report from D.C.-based Cassidy & Associates was part of the government relations firm’s contract with the state to provide recommendations to preserve and enhance its military installations.The airspace study would aim to demonstrate the joint base had a sufficient amount of unencroached airspace to accommodate the KC-46A, the Air Force’s next-generation refueling tanker, reported the Burlington County Times. The installation is one of 11 the Air Force is considering as a candidate to host the tankers.The report recommended the state “make the strongest possible substantive case in support of the merits of the installation.”Constructing either an overpass or underpass across Route 539 linking the Dix ranges and road network with the western side of the Lakehurst training area would improve traffic safety by keeping large military vehicles off Route 539 and also would expand the training space on the base, the report said.It recommended state and county officials work with base officials to identify a strategy to finance the project.The report overall recommended the use of local funds to upgrade the infrastructure at installations, a strategy a handful of states already have adopted. States also should cultivate shared services partnerships between installations and neighboring communities to enhance mission value and increase efficiency at installations.“In an era of constrained budgets, the use of partnerships to reduce costs and expand capabilities is essential,” the report stated. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

NEW STEW Meet Local Author Marty Conley On Julys Book Stew

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Not every writer is an English/Language Arts teacher, but many of those educators have books inside their heads.  In the July Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews local author Marty Conley of Burlington’s Marshall Simonds Middle School.Marty’s two young adult books, “The Dead Man Story” and its sequel “Dean Man’s River,” are targeted squarely at young teenage boys who generally don’t enjoy reading. His characters — Myles, Brady and Kat — are three hockey players who enjoy risky behavior, such as climbing water towers, but Myles has physical manifestations of extreme anxiety.Marty, a father of four, feels that many of the students he meets in real life also suffer from the same condition, as he is vastly sympathetic to their stress. Each book starts out with a dead body (one based on Marty’s true experience) and a bang, keeping all readers eager to find out how the three friends are going to solve the crime while avoiding their parents’ laser beam gazes. These mysteries are not just for kids!Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/f3145b48-a07d-41de-a528-4c25b519f7f9/video.original.mp400:0000:0030:03Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW STEW: Meet Author Ben Berkley On September’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Children’s Author Ioana Hobai On August’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Renee Simms On June’s Book StewIn “Community”last_img read more

Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1pm-7pm: Wilmington Masonic (Friendship) Lodge (32 Church Street)Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10am-3pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome. Donors can also visit http://www.redcross.org to book an appointment.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

Rizvi slams Quader for remarks on BNP split

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday slammed Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that BNP will get split due to its internal conflict, reports UNB. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, “Obaidul Quader is now very concerned over BNP as he is saying it may face split or meet the fate of Muslim League.””His affection for BNP is very strange,” he added. Rizvi claimed that there is no division within BNP as the party’s all leaders and activists remain united under the leadership of its chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman. He said it is Awami League which has internally collapsed and weakened and with the divisions of different groups and streams. “That’s why the party couldn’t dare to hold a fair election depending on its leaders and activists. The party instead stuffed ballots in the dark of night using police.”The BNP leader warned that Awami League will not find any one to light a lamp at its office when it will lose the power of police.last_img read more

Noakhali gangrape mastermind Ruhul gets bail

first_imgHigh CourtThe High Court has granted a one-year interim bail to sacked Awami League leader Ruhul Amin, who reportedly ordered the gang-rape of a woman in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali after the 30 December national election, reports UNB.The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman passed the order on 18 March after hearing a petition filed by Ruhul Amin, said Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Roy on Thursday.It also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why Ruhul Amin would not be granted permanent bail in the case. The rule is returnable in four weeks.Biswajit said they moved the Appellate Division challenging the HC order. “The chamber judge of the division will hear the petition on 25 March.”It was alleged that Ruhul Amin’s followers gang-raped the woman at his behest on the night of the general election on 30 December. Police later arrested him.Ruhul Amin was the upazila unit publicity affairs secretary of Awami League and a former union council member. Later, he was expelled from the party.According to the victim’s husband, a group of hoodlums stormed their house in the early hours of 31 December and tied up all the family members except his wife.They took the woman outside the house at gunpoint where they violated her in turns.After the rape, they also threatened the victim not to disclose the matter to anyone, saying they would kill her if otherwise.last_img read more

3 USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign As Fallout From Abuse Scandal Continues

first_img Share Scott Olson/Getty ImagesLarry Nassar appears in court last Wednesday in Lansing, Mich., to listen to victim impact statements during his sentencing hearing. He is accused of molesting more than 100 girls while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.Three key board members at USA Gymnastics have resigned, the organization said Monday. The moves indicate continued tumult at the sport’s governing body as the sentencing hearing continues for former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted to the sexual assault of minors under his care.The resignations of chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley were announced by USA Gymnastics, which said its board of directors would identify an interim chairperson until a permanent one is selected.“We support their decisions to resign at this time,” USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry said in a statement that thanked the three for their years of service to the organization. “We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization.”The positions are volunteer and unpaid, The Associated Press reports. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics’s former president and CEO, resigned last March. Perry took over in December.As NPR’s Vanessa Romo reported last week, more than 100 women are telling their stories of abuse during Nassar’s sentencing hearing: “Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven first-degree sexual assault charges in Ingham County, Mich., but Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is allowing all of his accusers to speak if they want to before issuing Nassar’s sentence. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography in a federal case.”Michigan State University, where Nassar’s sports medicine practice was based, is also under fire. One accuser testified on Friday that she had been assaulted by Nassar and told the university about it back in 1997. An investigation by The Detroit News found that 14 university officials were told of reports of sexual misconduct by Nassar in the two decades before he was arrested and that at least eight women had reported his actions.A front-page editorial in the MSU student newspaper called for the resignation of university President Lou Anna Simon: “Survivors of ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse cannot move on without change. You ‘apologized’ to them, you have thrown money at them, but about the only thing you haven’t done is listen.”On Tuesday one victim called Simon a “coward” for not attending the sentencing hearing, NBC News reports; Simon was present the next day.USA Gymnastics announced last week that it had severed ties with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, which had served as the training center for the USA Gymnastics National Team and where some members of the national team said they had been assaulted.Nassar has admitted to molesting young athletes and has taken a plea deal. In addition to his decades in prison for child pornography, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years for the assaults, according to the AP, though the maximum sentence could be significantly higher.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Man 19 Charged with Bludgeoning of Homeless Man

first_imgBy Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFROA 19-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with murder in the beating death of a homeless man on Aug. 7.Dion Dixon, 19, of the 1600 block of East Eager St., has been arrested after authorities said he allegedly murdered 67-year-old Randolph Cockrell, who was pronounced dead after his body was found just before 5:30 a.m. in the 3700 block of Oakmont Ave.19-year old Dion Dixon, from Northwest Baltimore is being charged with beating Randolph Cockrell while he slept on a porch. (Courtesy Photo/Twitter @BaltimorePolice)According to Baltimore City Police, Cockrell was asleep on the porch of a woman—from whom he had gained permission—before he was attacked.Police say it is unclear what precipitated the attack. But, Dixon allegedly began assaulting the indigent man, chased him off the porch and proceeded to beat him with a brick. The assailant then reportedly dragged Cockrell’s body across an alley and left him to die.“The mentality of a 19-year-old to be so young and so violent, is scary, It’s disturbing and it kind of speaks to the breakdown somewhere along the lines that allowed him to go out on the streets and do something like this,” said Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith in a media briefing held Aug. 7.The owner of the home, Miss Diane, told a local television station that she was sound asleep inside during the attack.“I tell you, I was shocked and hurt because he don’t bother nobody,” she was quoted as saying. “Mr. Randolph must have been trying to open the door because blood was on the door.”Cockrell, who was battling alcohol addiction, was well known in the community but police can’t say if Dixon and Cockrell knew one another before the attack.Police thanked the public for their help in making an arrest in the case quickly.Dixon has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and intent to injure with a deadly weapon.According to online court documents, Dixon is represented by a court appointed attorney and remains in police custody with no bail.last_img read more