PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view during the College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Florida State Seminoles and the Oregon Ducks at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Florida State running back Devonta Freeman has done the Seminoles proud, rushing for 811 yards through 11 games for the Atlanta Falcons. But Freeman will likely find himself as a fan favorite in Tallahassee for another reason this week.In the team’s locker room this past Friday, Freeman called out a cameraman who was wearing Florida Gators gear. Freeman found a roll of black tape and covered up the logo. Check it out:So this happened today @devontafreeman @AHittel pic.twitter.com/jeXktGa4N8— Ashley Rose (@AshleyTVRose) December 4, 2015Well-played, for sure. We imagine the cameraman won’t be making the same mistake next time around.
APTN National NewsAfter a year and a half of detailed testimony and tens of thousands of documents, the fate of a discrimination complaint against Canada is now in the hands of the three commissioners charged with making a decsion on the case.The case was first launched seven years ago by the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.Each claim the federal government pays less for First Nations children on reserve in care than the provinces do off reserve.Amnesty International and the Chiefs of Ontario are both intervenors.After months of delays and attempts by government lawyers to derail the process, the hearings finally got underway.APTN National News covered the hearings and all testimony and evidence can be found at aptn.ca/news/tag/kids-in-care/APTN’s Annette Francis reports on the final day.
APTN National NewsA former convict, drug addict and lost to the streets Andy Nieman can hold a captive audience.Now armed with a degree in social work Nieman is trying to help First Nation inmates at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.“I’ve been in that system so they want to connect with me. I have an automatic connection with them. I know how they feel and what they think,” says Nieman.APTN’s Shirley McLean has his story.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with the Peace River Regional District and the provincial government say that progress is being made on getting a nursing school established in Fort St. John.The news comes on the tail of last Wednesday’s announcement that the provincial government had approved the concept plan for major upgrades to the Dawson Creek Hospital. During that announcement, Health Minister Adrian Dix acknowledged the hospital’s staff who “a great place, regardless of what the facilities are like.”“We owe it to them to ensure that they practice the passion of their lives – caring for people – in the best possible facilities,” said Dix. While the newly-renovated hospital might provide a less stressful facility for healthcare workers, B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer said earlier this year that new facilities alone won’t solve issues with recruitment and retention of healthcare workers in Northeast B.C.In February, Bellringer released a report which said that Northern Health was not doing enough to recruit and retain registered nurses, especially in the northeast part of the province. As part of her recommendations, Bellringer said that establishing a nursing school in Northeast B.C. would help to better recruit and retain nurses in this part of the province.Weeks before Bellringer released the report, Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman said that talks on getting a nursing school established in Fort St. John were progressing, saying she expected to hear back from the provincial government in the Spring.Peace River Regional District Chair Brad Sperling, who was also at last week’s announcement, said that the latest news from the provincial government came at the North Central Local Government Association annual general meeting in Fort Nelson in May.“The program was virtually together and ready to go,” said Sperling. “That was in the beginning of May and they were hoping to have that down there in June. They did ask me if I would be prepared to head down there on a moment’s notice and the Board did approve that. Right now we’re just waiting to hear, but hopefully it’s on its way to the Minister.”
NEW DELHI: Two persons have died and two others injured after they went into a kitchen treatment unit in a restaurant named Pirates of Grill in West Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.The police received a call at around 1:30 pm that four men who got down in the kitchen treatment unit have fallen unconscious. Soon, the team from the local police station and the Fire department reached the spot and tried to rescue the injured. However, Delhi Police said that since it was a kitchen treatment plant so sections of manual scavenging Act are not attracted. The bodies have been sent for the postmortem and the families of the deceased informed. Both the deceased have been the residents of Tagore Garden. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In the hospital, two men identified as Rakesh (45), and Ajay (19) succumbed to their injuries and two are admitted in the hospital. They have been identified as Pankaj and Raju. They all are members of Housekeeping staff of the restaurant,” said a senior police officer. Manual scavenging –a practice by which workers enter sewers and septic tanks to clean out excreta –has historically been connected to Dalit communities, making its prevalence another egregious case of caste discrimination. Though India banned the practice in 1993 and the law was amended to expand its ambit in 2013 , manual scavenging continues across the country. In 2018 alone, more than 10 people died in Delhi cleaning septic tanks. This February, the Delhi government flagged off a fleet of 200 sewer-cleaning machines, with the aim of eradicating manual scavenging in the Capital. “We have registered a case against the accused under relevant sections and the investigation has begun,” said a senior police officer.
Rabat- A recent study conducted by Euromonitor International revealed a decline in the consumption of Alcoholic drinks in Morocco.The London-based market intelligence firm said that “Morocco’s dire economic situation” continues to negatively impact the performance of alcoholic drinks and the decline of volume sales.“There was a consensus among Moroccan consumers that, in order to save money, it was necessary to reduce spending on all non-essential goods and leisure activities. As a result, there was a shift in alcoholic drinks consumption”, said the research’s executive summary about Morocco. The research suggested that the Moroccan government’s continuous increase in consumption taxes “had a strong influence on the activities of alcoholic drinks companies as volume sales recorded a significant decline terms in 2012. The tax increase, says the market intelligence firm, boosted unit prices in alcoholic drinks. Consequently, the consumption of alcoholic drinks declined during 2012 and the consumption of contraband and clandestinely produced products increased. Marjane’s decision to cease selling alcoholic beverages in its hypermarkets throughout Morocco was also a crucial factor in the declining performance of the industry.“The company embarked on this strategy in an effort to attract more families who refuse to shop in outlets which sell alcoholic drinks for religious reasons”, added the research.The report mentioned the leading position of Group des Brasseries du Maroc, a local player that dominates sales of Alcoholic drinks in Morocco due to the fact that beer is the alcoholic drink most preferred by Moroccans. The research hailed the Group’s excellent distribution network and strong brand name in maintaining its leading position in the industry.Euromonitor International is expecting a modest performance for the alcoholic drinks industry in Morocco in the near future “While there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the depth and duration of the current economic downturn, the future performance of alcoholic drinks in Morocco is expected to remain negative throughout the forecast period”.A previous Reuters report ranked Morocco as the number one exporter in the Arab world. The kingdom allocates 37 thousand acres of land for the cultivation of grapes and vines used in wine production.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
All good baseball teams are built up the middle. At any level, the teams who succeed have a strong core built around their catcher, middle infielders — shortstop and second baseman — and center fielder. Managers and coaches openly admit having good defensive players at those key positions is crucial to a team’s success. But these defensive stars are rare commodities.Look at the world champion New York Yankees. Their ability to win five World Series titles since 1996 is no secret. The core of all those Yankees teams was up the middle. Jorge Posada behind the plate, perennial all-star Derek Jeter at short and Bernie Williams patrolling center field, for all but the last of the Yankees championships.The Philadelphia Phillies, who have been to the past two World Series, are built the same way. Shane Victorino in center, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins up the middle and Carlos Ruiz catching. Those four anchor the team and are in large part responsible for the Phillies’ dominance in the National League.Finding players at those positions as good with the bat as they are with the glove is even more rare. That’s why players like Jeter, Rollins and Utley are regarded as some of the best in the game.Having strength up the middle translates to success in the college game as well.“If you’re strong up the middle, I think it makes your team as a whole more solid,” Michael Stephens said. Stephens is Ohio State’s everyday centerfielder. “Every team in the nation that does really well has strong up the middle chemistry,” Stephens explained.So for the Ohio State baseball team to be able to boast outstanding players at each of the four positions is an incredible feat. The Buckeyes are both strong and experienced up the middle, the perfect storm for a team looking to claim a second consecutive Big Ten title.Stephens patrols center field for the Buckeyes, Tyler Engle and Cory Kovanda make up the middle infield and Dan Burkhart takes on the catching duties. Coach Bob Todd understands the importance of keeping that foursome in the line up. “We need all those guys to stay healthy. They give us quality play out there,” Todd said.The Junior College transfer Stephens is in his second year in the Ohio State program, but his final year of eligibility.The California native spent his first two seasons at Fullerton College — a junior college close to his hometown of Victorville, Calif. Stephens says there were many factors that influenced his decision to come to Ohio State, but one that stands out above the rest.“We travel and we get to play everywhere,” Stephens said. “Going down to Florida in the spring is a huge benefit.”Stephens elected to come to OSU due, in large part, to the amount the Buckeyes travel. He explained if he would have gone to a school like Cal State Fullerton, he would have played a majority of his games in Southern California against the same competition.His decision to come to OSU was to the delight of his teammates.“Stephens is great,” Engle said. “He plays a good center field and he’s clutch at the plate too.”Stephens immediately fit into the Buckeyes lineup and has earned his spot in a talented outfield. Last season he started all 61 games for the Buckeyes and is a key contributor in this his senior campaign.The dynamic duoWhen it comes to middle infielders, experience is the key. And that is exactly what Engle and Kovanda, a junior and a senior respectively, possess. This is the third year the tandem has played side-by-side for the Buckeyes, and their chemistry is evident.“Kovanda and Engle have done a great job defensively for us,” Todd said of the duo.Engle and Kovanda’s connection extends beyond the baseball field.“We’re great friends. We get along great,” Engle said. “With our busy schedules in the spring it’s tough, but we make it a point to hang out.” Their time spent together on and off the field is evident in their play as they combine to be the best double-play combo in the Big Ten.“We’re kind of in each other’s minds,” Engle said. “We both have a lot of confidence turning double plays, even the tough ones.”The backstopWhen talking OSU baseball, the conversation begins and ends with catcher Dan Burkhart.He has become a mainstay behind the plate for the Buckeyes. In his first year with the program Burkhart became the first freshman to start at catcher in nearly two decades. Now, as a junior, he’s collecting accolades on a seemingly weekly basis.Burkhart is the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year and was second-team preseason All-American. As Todd simply stated, “He’s the backbone of this team. There’s no doubt about it.”Burkhart demonstrates why he’s earned that title every game he suits up for the Buckeyes.The catcher handles the pitching staff beautifully, especially ace Alex Wimmers, who was his high school teammate. And Burkhart does it all defensively by blocking balls and throwing out base runners.“He’s a stud. You couldn’t ask for anything else behind the plate,” Engle said of Burkhart. “I wouldn’t have anybody else in the country.”At the plateWhat might be most impressive about the foursome isn’t what they do defensively, but rather on offense. Kovanda, Stephens and Burkhart make up the heart of the Buckeyes order, hitting second, third and fourth.Kovanda is near the top of the team leaders with a .379 batting average and Stephens’ eight home runs are top among the Buckeyes. And although Engle usually fills in the ninth spot in the line up, he’s a consistent contributor and serves as a second lead-off hitter.The foursome’s contributions on both sides of the ball clearly demonstrate that their play will dictate how far the Buckeyes are able to go this season.
Junior forward Sam Thompson scans the court during a game against Minnesota Feb. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorEven Michael Jordan needed a Scottie Pippen. A star player can’t carry the team all on his own.As often as individual brilliance dazzles in the sport of basketball — NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain scored 67 or more points in losses four times in his career — a balanced attack will more often than not win the day.For the Ohio State men’s basketball team, this presents a problem.Despite leading the Buckeyes in scoring this season with 14.3 points per game, junior forward LaQuinton Ross can’t do it all alone.Since losing Deshaun Thomas to the NBA Draft at the end of last season, the No. 22-ranked Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6, fourth in the Big Ten) have relied heavily on Ross to carry the load.Emerging as the team’s top scoring threat, Ross has encountered comparisons to Thomas throughout the season, something he said isn’t exactly how he wants it.“I try not to look at it that way. I try to be myself,” Ross said Wednesday. “If other people are throwing out the comparison, that’s fine, I don’t get into that a lot. I try to do what I can at Ohio State and eventually, like Deshaun left his legacy, I try to do the same and do mine.”So far in 2013-14, Ross has six games in which he scored 20 or more points. His teammates have only managed one between all of them.Ross said he doesn’t feel the added pressure of scoring in tight situations, especially late in games.“I came into Ohio State as a scorer. I’ve been labeled as that for a long time now so in those situations in games, that’s something that’s almost a talent for me so I don’t feel pressure from it,” Ross said. “I think sometimes during those moments in the games my teammates look for me. I’ve just got to step up to the talent.”Since conference play began, Ross has seen his number called more and more often, in particular when the game is on the line.In the Buckeyes’ six conference losses this season, Ross has shot an average of 24.4 percent of the field goals attempted by OSU as a team, as compared to 19 percent of the total shots taken during wins.But in recent games, Ross has had some of the pressure alleviated with the help of a fellow junior forward.After only managing double digits in two of OSU’s first 13 Big Ten games, Sam Thompson has averaged 15 points in the last two, including a 19 point performance against Minnesota.Thompson said he can step up as the second go-to scorer for the Buckeyes, as long as he keeps playing with intensity.“I just have to continue to be aggressive, continue to make plays,” Thompson said. “Do so within the flow of the offense and do so within the flow of the team, but continue to make plays and I feel like that’s when we’re at our best.”Ross added that having Thompson scoring at a high rate will help him while the team aims for an NCAA Tournament run.“It definitely makes my job a lot easier,” Ross said. “Anytime anybody is pitching in and we’re getting that extra scoring — not even that extra scoring, just people making plays and being aggressive — I think that helps our team out a lot. I think we’re a way better team when everybody is being aggressive and trying their hardest on the offensive end and when we’re playing offense like we play defense.”Thompson has had more of a chance to shine since coach Thad Matta made the decision to put him in the starting lineup in lieu of junior guard Shannon Scott.Matta said Thompson has the ability to be the team’s second scorer, and that will help the team immensely.“It definitely gives us another guy out there that you have to be concerned about in terms of putting the ball in the basket. I think it opens things up in terms of driving opportunities, drive and kicks, even posting the basketball,” Matta said Wednesday. “I think Sam, when he’s playing like that, puts pressure on the defense to rotate more and those are things that all coaches look for. The more, the better.”Matta also said Thompson is on an upward trend as a player, provided he can continue to do what he does best.“The biggest thing he’s got to do is continue to play at this level,” Matta said. “(I’m) not saying getting 20 points or anything like that, but just bring what he has to the table. And it’s not the dunks … But it’s all the other things. Finishing around the basket, making his free throws, knocking down some threes. Those are the things that can complete kind of who he is. Assist-to-turnover ratio and those types of things.”OSU is set to travel to State College, Pa., to take on Penn State (13-14, 4-10) Thursday at 7 p.m.Thompson will be looking to continue his trend as the team’s second scorer against a team that held him to one point Jan. 29 in a 71-70 Buckeye loss in overtime.
Sophomore Eleanor Harvey (left) competes at the 2015 NCAA National Championships in Columbus.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsCollegiate athletes are rarely given the opportunity to travel to a foreign country to compete.But four members of the Ohio State’s co-ed fencing team are set to get that chance. Freshman epee Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger, freshman sabre Hector Florencia, freshman foil Maximilian Chastanet and sophomore foil Eleanor Harvey are scheduled to travel to Uzbekistan and compete from Wednesday through April 9 in the Junior World Championships.OSU’s fencing coach of 15 years, Vladimir Nazlymov, said while the game has changed through the years, the objective stays the same.“Fencing today has undergone a lot of change over time and has become more aggressive,” Nazlymov said. “Our goal is to recruit guys who can earn medals in the world championships. We always fight for first.”Harvey, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, has fenced for 10 years and is set to take part in her sixth junior world championships. Harvey said she has some added pressure this time around after a high finish in 2014.“Last year, I came in second at the Junior World Championships, so this year I feel pretty compelled to do well,” Harvey said. “My goal is definitely to medal. I’ve done one Junior World Cup this year and I came in second, so that showed me I have the ability to compete.”Harvey said the most challenging aspect of fencing is the planning and preparation involved.“There has to be so many things that are working for you in one day in order for you to fence well,” she said. “You have to feel really good physically, you have to be mentally focused and sharp and not distracted and you have to be thinking about the right things. It’s definitely challenging considering how many things have to be working for you to have a good day.”Harvey added that collegiate fencing in the United States is much different than fencing in her home country of Canada.“There are a lot more people to fence here,” she said. “University fencing in Canada is very similar to recreational fencing. If I would’ve stayed in Canada, I couldn’t have fenced at the collegiate level that I would have liked to, as I am here at Ohio State.”The World Championships are set to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, for the first time. The competition is expected to feature more than 1,000 athletes from countries around the world, according to the International Fencing Federation.
Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi is a reported target for Serie A giants Napoli for a move this summer, claims Gianluca Di MarzioDue to the lingering doubts that surround Elseid Hysaj’s future at the Stadio San Paolo, Napoli are believed to be eyeing a move for Hakimi as a back-up in the event that Hysaj decides to leave.The right-back has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League with reports in Italy stating that he is set to follow Maurizio Sarri out of the club this summer.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.In light of this, New Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has identified Hakimi as an ideal back-up for Hysaj and knows the 19-year-old from his time in charge of Real.The Italian tactician is keen to sign Hakimi from his former club this summer and could even make the Morrocan his first-choice right-back next season.Hakimi made a total of nine appearances in La Liga last season.
Poland couldn’t meet expectations placed on them in the 2018 World Cup and hence couldn’t progress in the Mundial tournament.As a result, the national side have appointed former international Jerzy Brzeczek as their new head coach, perhaps to console them with better coaching after their disappointing outing in Russia, FourFourTwo, claims.Brzeczek will now leave his post with Wisla Plock to take over from Adam Nawalka, who ended a five-year stint at the helm after Poland finished bottom of Group H in Russia.Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group G George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to…The 47-year-old Brzeczek who has a wide experience within the national team structure won 42 caps during his playing days and part of which includes stints at Lech Poznan, Maccabi Haifa and Sturm Graz.His first time coaching was Rakow Czestochowa in 2010 and later took charge of Lechia Gdansk and GKS Katowice and also guided Plock to fifth in the Ekstraklasa in his only season at the helm.The former midfielder is the uncle of Wolfsburg winger and current Poland international Jakub Blaszczykowski.
Barcelona have officially unveiled Malcom as their newest signing with the Brazilian eager to get started at his “dream” club and he is relishing the prospect of playing alongside Lionel MessiThe winger was officially presented to the media at Nike Football’s headquarters in Portland after joining up with his new teammates at their training camp in America ahead of their preseason tour.Malcom’s moves to the La Liga giants did not come without controversy with the 21-year-old having been set to have joined AS Roma earlier this week after a transfer fee of €36m had agreed on between the Serie A club and Bordeaux.But the move fell through in shocking fashion after Barcelona lodged a superior bid that saw Malcom delightedly take the opportunity to go to the Camp Nou instead.In his first official press conference as a Barcelona player, Malcom was joined by president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Eric Abidal in the Cog Hill room of the Tiger Woods Center.“I know it’s a challenge to play for FC Barcelona, but this is a dream I’ve had since I was little,” said Malcom on the club website.In a team that features the likes of Messi and Luis Suarez, the highly-rated youngster is aware that opportunities may be hard to come by in his preferred position as a forward.But, even so, the chance to play and train alongside Messi is something that he is very much going to relish.“I’m a forward, and I’m multi-faceted, good in one-on-one situations, I’m very fast, and I can help out defensively,” he said.“Messi is the best player in the world. He’s a legend. And I hope to learn a lot from him.”Malcom joins many other Brazilian greats like Ronaldinho and Rivaldo that became legends during their time at Barcelona.“When I was little, my idol was Ronaldinho. Neymar too. I hope to follow in the footsteps of all the great Brazilian players who triumphed at Barça.”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.? Nike HQ ??? #EnjoyMalcom pic.twitter.com/zH7XV17Vp6— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 26, 2018Barcelona president Bartomeu revealed that they had held a long-term interest in Malcom.“We’ve been following Malcom since 2014, and our people who scouted him said he was very good,” said Bartomeu.“We’re sure he’s going to have a great season.”Abidal, who himself used to play for Barcelona as a full-back, believes that Malcom’s versatility will prove to be most welcome at the club.“He made the leap to Europe and adapted very well to different coaches and tactics,” said Abidal.“He’s left-footed and can play on both wings. In Brazil he played on the left wing and in Europe he’s played on the right wing. He can also play as an attacking midfielder.”“He’s a goalscorer and can also provide assists.”Malcom has signed a five-year deal at Barcelona that will last until the end of the 2022/23 season.
2018 GRAMMY Camp L.A.: Deadline To Apply March 31 Music Students: Apply Now For GRAMMY Camp 2018-grammy-camp-la-deadline-apply-march-31 News Twitter The GRAMMY Museum’s interactive summer music experience is set for July in Los AngelesTim McPhateGRAMMYs Mar 14, 2018 – 12:35 pm Attention, high school students. Are you a young musician at a crossroads and looking to take your game to the next level? Are you mulling a career in the music industry? If you answered yes to these questions, the GRAMMY Museum’s GRAMMY Camp might be exactly what you’re looking for. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Maren Morris Wins Best Country Solo Performance Email Hosted by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, this year’s installment will take place in Los Angeles from July 17–21.What is GRAMMY Camp? Simply put, it’s a fun, interactive five-day summer music experience designed specifically for high school students and with a focus on all aspects of commercial music.At GRAMMY Camp, students will receive instruction by GRAMMY-winning and -nominated professionals in an immersive, creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities.What can you learn at GRAMMY Camp? The curriculum engages students in the technical aspects of creating, performing and recording, with an emphasis toward new and emerging music technologies. The program offers campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams in eight tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Instrumental Performance; Music Business; Music Journalism; Songwriting; Video Production & Motion Graphics; and Vocal Performance.All tracks culminate in media projects, album recordings, an open house, and/or performances.And some campers have made their way to Music’s Biggest Night. The program’s alumni include GRAMMY winner Maren Morris and 60th GRAMMY Awards nominees Alex Han, Jazzmeia Horn and Pascal Le Boeuf.GRAMMY Camp tuition is $1,500, with financial assistance available to qualified students. The camp is nonresidential and students must provide their own accommodations and transportation.Spaces for 2018GRAMMY Camp are still available — the deadline to apply is March 31.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Facebook
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, May 30, 2018:A turtle was struck by a vehicle on Middlesex Avenue and still alive. A turtle rescue group was enroute to retrieve. (8:13am)Police installed 6 car seats during its weekly drop-in hours. (12:45pm)A red 2017 Subaru Forester and a blue 2004 Honda Accord were involved in a crash on Fordham Road, resulting in a vehicle rollover was entrapment. Both vehicles towed. No injuries noted. (12:27pm)Police retrieved two syringes on the side of the road on Boutwell Street. (12:30pm)Police assisted the State Police with a goose attempting to cross the highway prior to Exit 41 on 93 North. The goose was able to successfully get across. (1:29pm)A caller reported a large snapping turtle seemingly following her car in the Wildwood Cemetery. Caller instructed not to attempt to move the turtle and to continue driving. (5:09pm)A Westdale Avenue caller reported his ex-girlfriend trashed his house sometime over the last few hours when he was not home. Caller did not want a response, but wanted the incident logged. (6:51pm)A Cary Street caller reported two unfamiliar parties trying to crawl through windows of home across the street. Police responded. Parties are moving into house tomorrow. She put items in the shed and has not been inside the house. (10:25pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 25: Road Rage On Butters Row Bridge; Turtle Troubles; Car KeyedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”
The rose gold trend continues. Sony Sony has unveiled four new PlayStation controller colors for fall: rose gold, titanium blue, electric purple and red camouflage. The new trimmings come on the Dualshock 4 controllers, which include touch pad, motion sensors and a built-in rechargeable battery.The wireless controller already comes in a variety of colors, including metallic copper, alpine green, blue camp, sunset orange, berry blue, jet black, midnight blue, crystal, silver green camp, blue crystal, gold, wave blue, magma red and the 500 Million limited edition version. Share your voice The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 Post a comment Gaming Gaming Accessories Video Games Tags 28 Photos 0 The PlayStation 4 became the fastest console to ever ship more than 100 million units, hitting the milestone at the end of June this year after launching in 2013. A demo in May of the upcoming PlayStation 5 showed it will get a performance upgrade, with more power and high-speed SSD storage. It’ll also come with backward compatibility and 8K resolution. The release date and pricing is unknown.”We will harness the power of new technology to offer completely transformative and immersive gaming experiences,” Sony said at the time. Next-gen PlayStation hardware details revealed Sony’s PlayStation 5 demo teases next-gen power More on the PS5 Sony
With both Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season on the horizon, Edmund Shing explains why now is the perfect time to invest in online retail giant Amazon.1) Biggest online retailerAmazon is the worlds biggest online retailer. Its listed on NASDAQ (NASDAQ:AMZN) with a market capitalisation of $301bn (Â£197bn, â‚¬282bn). It has huge sales figures of more than $100bn a year, and it has more than 154,000 employees.2) Cloud computingAmazon is not just the biggest online retailer in the world, its also the biggest cloud computing company in the world â€“ well ahead of rivals such as Microsoft and Google.3) Rapid growthThe company is also growing very fast. In the third quarter to September 30, it grew sales by 23%. And it expects sales over the Christmas period, the last three months of the year, to be up by 15-20%. This is the most important period of the year for any retailer, and Amazon in particular.4) Black FridayIts not just the Christmas sales that Amazon looks to capitalise on. Amazon is the world leader in Black Friday, the manic day of shopping discounts that this year falls on 27 November. The American consumer trend has made waves over in the UK in recent years, with British consumers expected to spend Â£1bn in the 24 hours of Black Friday.5) Tech giantThe fact that Amazon is a world leader in both retail and cloud computing, coupled with its rapid growth, mean that Amazon is now a quintessential tech stock that you really must own.Edmund Shing is Global Head of Equity Derivative Strategy at BNP Paribas in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Close
Gowher RizviGowher Rizvi, international affairs advisor to prime minister Sheikh Hasina, on Friday claimed India has never raised with his government the issue of alleged illegal Bangladeshi migrants staying on its soil.He has asked New Delhi to prove that the ‘illegal immigrants’ of Northeast India are indeed Bangladeshis.”At present they are the residents (whose names are not there in the National Register for Citizens list) of India and India should prove that they are residents of Bangladesh, and not India,” Rizvi, also a historian, said at the India Today Conclave East in Kolkata.Rizvi said most people in Bangladesh see the issue of illegal Bangladeshi migrants in India as an “internal Indian discussion”.”I do want to say I respect it, it is an Indian discussion. And the Indians will discuss and debate what is in their best interest.”We have the closest and the fondest of relationship with the current Indian government. In fact, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi ji is very, very popular in Bangladesh. In 10 years, that I have been adviser to PM (Hasina), this issue has never been raised with us.”Rizvi said he did not find it surprising that New Delhi never broached the illegal migrant issue with Dhaka, but contested union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju’s statement that over 20 million illegal Bangladeshi migrants were now staying in India.”I don’t think that is very surprising, this is a process. And the process has started, and at some point, the process will come to a point, when this thing might be on the table.”But at that level, many more things will happen. We heard the figure of 20 million. I don’t know where this figure has come from. We can pluck any figure from the air. So we will have to talk about the figure,” he said.However, he said if there were Bangladeshis illegally staying in India, Bangladesh will obviously want to take its citizens back.”The important thing is that there has to be a process to determine. And there has to be a process by which that determination takes place,” he said.Rizvi said the Rohingyas have been persecuted and they were deliberately thrown out from Myanmar as a part of ethnic cleansing and it is not acceptable.”We should distinguish between Rohingyas and those ‘illegal immigrants’ of Northeast India. Both cases are entirely different,” added Rizvi.He said India was providing relief materials to help Bangladesh cope with pressure of sheltering the Rohingya refugees on its soil.”In fact, India is the first country to bring relief to Chittangong. Second, India has promised to build homes for the Rohingyas in Myanmar. It essentially means that Rohingyas would have homes when they go back,” added Rizvi.
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: There’s an epidemic of traffic fatalities in Houston caused by impaired drivers, and it’s going unchecked. That’s the Houston Chronicle’s latest analysis on traffic deaths. We learn more.Also this hour: Local experts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Houston is a city designed for automobiles, and our massive urban sprawl is not very pedestrian or bicyclist friendly. But is there a way to change that?And some Houston researchers are documenting the history of “Green Books” — travel guides from the Jim Crow era that listed businesses, hotels, and restaurants that would serve black travelers.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video. 00:00 /50:36 Listen We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X
Share Fareed Khan/APThis file photo shows Abdul Aziz Sheikh (center), father of Sabika Sheikh, showing a picture of his daughter.The parents of a Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the Santa Fe High school shooting earlier this year are suing the parents of the alleged killer.Sabika Sheikh’s parents joined a lawsuit previously filed by the family members of several other victims of the may shooting.Galveston County Sheriff’s OfficeDimitrios Pagourtzis.The suit alleges the parents of 17 year-old suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis were negligent in allowing their son to gain access to weapons they owned and failed to respond to warning signs that their son might be a danger to others.An attorney for Pagourtzis’ parents has denied they have any liability in the case.Sheikh was among eight students and two teachers who were killed. Thirteen other people were wounded.
In the wake of officer-involved shootings that have left several, on both sides of the law, dead, Black officers from several law enforcement agencies around the United States recently gathered to focus on new training tactics.The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) celebrated 40 years from July 16 to July 20 with their annual Training Conference and Exhibition at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Northwest D.C. The conference featured a July 17 “Blessing of the Badge” ceremony in which NOBLE leaders pressed Black officials to show strength during racially-motivated times of police killings and criticism, a Founders’ Forum, a Civil Rights Brunch, various workshops and awards receptions, a march from the hotel to Howard University’s Crampton Auditorium, and guest speakers, including U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, WHUR DJ Quick Silva and entrepreneur Russell Simmons.The week of events centered around NOBLE’s mission statement of “Justice by action.” This year’s theme included the original mission statement with a reference to the organization’s history and future, “Justice by action, then, now and tomorrow.”At the Blessing of the Badge ceremony current NOBLE chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams-Harris, along with past NOBLE chaplains prayed over the badges of judges, lawyers, and police officers. NOBLE leaders thanked God for sustaining the organization and its members and prayed for continuous protection in the future.Teaching from Psalm 1, Williams-Harris delivered a message that encouraged fellow law enforcement members to remain strong during a time of hatred. “In spite of the storm we will bear fruit,” she said. “On Sunday morning, three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge; five officers were shot and killed in Dallas on July 7, both incidents in alleged retaliation to police murdering two Black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.Attendees of the ceremony agreed with the chaplain’s call for positivity and prayer.“People need to understand the importance of prayer,” Kareen Campbell, president of National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement New Jersey chapter, told the AFRO on July 17. Campbell said it is essential for officials “stay prayed up,” because law enforcers need covering and protection on a daily basis.She said law enforcement has the responsibility to protect, serve, and minister to everyone no matter the race, background, or gender. According to Williams-Harris the duties of an official can be misconstrued when an officer doesn’t know how to properly exercise their authority. “If you don’t understand your position, you don’t understand your authority.” She continued, “We have people that want the title, but don’t want to do the work.”Maj. Reginald R. Brown Sr., Baton Rouge City constable, told the AFRO on July 19 that a majority of the disconnect between urban communities and law enforcement agencies stem from the lack of appropriate training, specifically community policing. Brown has been in law enforcement for 15 years. “Learning new policies and procedures, let’s face it, we in the African-American community have more or a larger presence today in our community than ever before, so we are in need of learning tactics, means of training that can help us effectively do our job in the safest manner possible,” Brown said, using Lee Brown, chief of police in various metropolitan areas across the U.S., as an example. “He wrote the book on community policing.”“Our job takes on the complexion of a number of services you provide that might be closely related to social services as well as law enforcement services, so when you’re out there policing you’re a social worker, sometimes you’re a minister, sometimes you’re a counselor, and some other social aspect of the social field,” Brown said.A large part of the solution to the tragedies such as the recent killings of citizens and officers, Brown said that law enforcement officials need to take responsibility for their actions.“We can’t stop trying,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do.”NOBLE was founded in 1976 to address crime in urban low income neighborhoods.AFRO Washington D.C. Editor LaTrina Antoine contributed to this article.