Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img The SaintsRockin’ RobbieIt was the RBS Six Nations game of the weekend, the Grand Slam eliminator, and while a clinical team effort from Ireland took them to a 19-10 victory over England, it was a moment of magic by Robbie Henshaw that proved decisive.Ireland were attacking at 12-3 up after 52 minutes and, knowing he had a penalty advantage, Conor Murray dinked a little kick over the ruck on the right. Henshaw dashed after it, leapt brilliantly to beat Alex Goode to the ball in the air and grounded it under great pressure from the England full-back.It was the 21-year-old Irish centre’s first Test try on his sixth start and with Johnny Sexton’s conversion it put Ireland effectively out of sight at 19-3 ahead. The men in green went on to secure their tenth consecutive International win, which equals their best run of all time. Premier performersThe Six Nations takes up most of rugby fans’ attention at this time of year but there are still important Aviva Premiership matches going on in England and a few players deserve a special mention for their positive contributions.Laurence Pearce ended Leicester’s 300-plus minute try-scoring drought when he crossed the line against Sale Sharks after 12 minutes and put the Tigers on the way to a 28-8 win.Alex Lewington became the tenth Premiership player to score a hat-trick this season as he helped London Irish beat London Welsh 50-12. You have to go back to 1998-9 to find more hat-tricks in a season in England’s top flight (thanks to Stuart Farmer for the stats).Will Chudley’s second-half try gave Exeter Chiefs their first Premiership win over Bath. They won 16-6 at Sandy Park and, along with Saracens and Wasps, leap-frogged Bath to move up to the top four in the Aviva Premiership table. The heart of ItalyItaly’s Six Nations record shows they are, shall we say, not very good at winning away. Before Saturday’s clash with Scotland they had one solitary victory to their name from 39 away matches (at Murrayfield in 2007), plus a draw v Wales in 2006.They don’t have the strength in depth or the quality of their rivals, but what they do have is a fantastic, world class player in the shape of their captain Sergio Parisse and he led them to a battling 22-19 win in Scotland this weekend.Super Sergio: A delighted Parisse and friends, after their win at BT Murrayfield. (Photo: Inpho)Luke McLean was named Man of the Match and did play an influential role, while Giovanbattista Venditti had the presence of mind to follow up a Kelly Haimona penalty and score a try when it rebounded off the posts.However, it was the Italy pack which won the game at the death, earning a last-minute penalty try with a series of driving mauls and at the very heart of that effort was Parisse. The statistics tell us he carried 11 times in the match – only McLean managed more among his team-mates – made 68 metres, which was Italy’s best, and stole a lineout. But it is his presence, his heart and his leadership which contributes just as much as his skills. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Deft work, DanWales are celebrating after winning four matches in a row against France for the first time since 1952-7. They triumphed 20-13 in Paris on Saturday with a try from Dan Biggar and 15 points from the boot of Leigh Halfpenny, while one of most memorable pieces of skill in the match came from flanker Dan Lydiate.Known for his defensive work above all, he did not disappoint on that score as he made 12 tackles in the match, bettered only by Taulupe Faletau with 15. But Lydiate is not often singled out for his off-loading skill, so his deft contribution to Lydiate’s try deserves to be noted. He took a short pass from Rhys Webb and popped it straight back to Biggar on the 22 as fly-half charged through on the diagonal and headed for the corner.A potentially try-saving tackle by Jamie Roberts in the last two minutes was also critical, but head coach Warren Gatland reserved much of his praise for his “sensational” pack. Six of the worstThe six players who started in the front rows for Scotland and Italy incurred the wrath of a few thousand spectators at Murrayfield, even more armchair viewers, and referee Clancy with their messing about at the first few scrums of the game. As Clancy took them through the engage sequence, time and again they allowed their shoulders to touch their opponents’ shoulders before the ref called “set”. At the first scrum he asked them to stand up and start again three times, before giving a free kick against Scotland at the fourth attempt. At another scrum later in the first half the same problem reared its head again and an exasperated Clancy said: “Can you deliver on that simple instruction? The attitude is really terrible here. It’s really poor.”What should have been two scrums used up a total of three minutes and 13 seconds. Thankfully things got better from there, but it was a great shame the game was held up for so long because six players would not do as the referee asked. Over and outEngland lost three lineouts during their 19-9 loss at the Aviva Stadium and Dylan Hartley was the guilty party at one particularly crucial one. England were just 6-3 down in the 23rd minute and in an attacking position on the right, but Hartley over-threw a lineout ball which was intended for James Haskell at the back and Ireland tidied up and exited the danger zone. A try at that stage would have changed the complexion of the game, but Hartley’s error gave England no chance of turning pressure into points that time.Hartley was substituted after 53 minutes, but he was certainly not the only guilty party in England’s defeat. Haskell conceded three penalties out of the 13 his team gave away and collectively England missed 23 tackles.Ireland on top: England’s lineout misfired at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. (Photo: PA) Mine’s a GuinnessThere are players to herald from the Guinness Pro12 too, not least the Cardiff Blues team which bounced back from last weekend’s shameful 40-24 loss to Benetton Treviso to beat Edinburgh 21-15 this weekend. With coach Mark Hammett leaving for personal reasons and no Pro12 win to their name since 1 January, it was a big victory for the Blues and scrum-half Lloyd Williams was at the forefront of it.A try from Craig Gilroy was instrumental in Ulster recovering from 13-6 down at half-time to beat the Scarlets 25-20. The win puts them level on points with Glasgow Warriors and just one point behind Munster at the top of the table. Munster went top thanks to a 22-10 win over the Warriors, with Man of the Match Keith Earls among their four try-scorers. Gutted: Peter Horne (front) and his team-mates look dejected as they troop off. (Photo: Inpho)The SinnersKicking himselfPoor Peter Horne. The talented 25-year-old was doing a decent job for Scotland in his first start for them at No 10, especially considering he is more used to the centre’s role and is behind the suspended Finn Russell and the injured Duncan Weir in the stand-off pecking order at Glasgow Warriors.However, all his good work was undone at a crucial moment near the end of the game, as his basic skills let him down. Inside the last five minutes, Scotland were just 19-15 ahead and their pack held out at a scrum on their own line and earned a penalty. From there, they should have cleared their lines and closed out the match. However, Horne missed touch, Italy counter-attacked and set up camp on the line in the right-hand corner. Their skill with the driving maul eventually told and referee George Clancy awarded a penalty try for Scotland collapsing a maul on their own line, Tommaso Allen converted and Italy stole the win. Ireland are marching on as the only team with a 100% record after three rounds of the RBS Six Nations, while Italy have a rare away win to celebrate. Which players were on song and who was off key this weekend? You’re going nowhere son: Falvey stop the injured O’Brien from rejoining the game. (Photo: Inpho)Dr NoIreland doctor Eanna Falvey did a great job of overruling a misguided player during Sunday’s match against England and thereby protecting him from further injury. Sean O’Brien went down midway through the first half and looked like he had taken a bang to the head. The openside was keen to play on, but Falvey literally grabbed him by the arm to stop him rejoining the fray.O’Brien is now being treated for concussion and will undergo a series of tests before he can play again. Better than Goode: Robbie Henshaw beats the England full-back to the ball. (Photo: Inpho) last_img read more

After Adoption Celebrates its 20th Birthday by Launching ‘£20K for 2010’

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 January 2010 | News After Adoption Celebrates its 20th Birthday by Launching ‘£20K for 2010’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To celebrate its 20th birthday After Adoption has created a 20,000 pixel page, with each pixel for sale to businesses and individuals to help the charity raise £20,000 towards its work with children and adults affected by adoption.Taking inspiration from ‘The Million Dollar Homepage’ founder, Alex Tew, After Adoption has created ‘£20K for 2010’ so that for just £1 people are able to purchase a pixel and upload an image of their choice to become part of the page. The charity aims to raise £20,000 through the pixel page and has also announced an exciting calendar of supporting events throughout 2010, ranging from runs, wine tastings and family days, including the UK’s first ever convention for adopted people.Since its foundation in 1990, the charity has responded to over 100,000 requests for help from people who have been affected by adoption, set up a family finding service – Families that Last – which has found families for over 100 children, as well as offering the only national helpline to young people affected by adoption.Chief Executive of After Adoption Lynn Charlton says: “We have achieved so much in the past 20 years; growing from a small team operating out of a windowless office in Manchester to a team of over 100 staff and volunteers who provide services throughout England and Wales.“Our services are now available to a growing number of people throughout the UK, with our strong presence in England and Wales constantly expanding to help us support as many people affected by adoption as possible.”After Adoption will also be asking celebrities and high profile figures from the adoption field ‘20 quick-fire questions’ on adoption, which will be featured on its website throughout the year.Lynn adds: “We wanted our anniversary celebrations to include as many people as possible and with the number and variety of events planned, we hope that everyone who would like to be involved will help us celebrate our success and look to an even more successful 20 years to come.”In addition to the planned calendar of events, After Adoption is looking for volunteers to join the organisation in its birthday year to become a community fundraising champion in their region, raising all important funds and awareness for the charity.For more information on After Adoption’s birthday celebrations or to buy a pixel to help support ‘£20K for 2010’ visit www.afteradoption.org.uk/20thbirthday/ends.About After AdoptionAfter Adoption was founded in Manchester in 1990, and since this time has answered over 40,000 requests for help.Now one of the leading adoption charities, After Adoption finds families for children who are considered difficult to place and works with adopted children and adults, adoptive families and birth relatives to provide support, information and advice.After Adoption’s purpose is to improve the lives of the one in four people in the UK who have an adoption connection. It also runs the only UK-wide helpline for young people that focuses specifically on adoption.The charity works in the North West and North East of England, London and the South East, and throughout Wales.2010 sees After Adoption celebrate its 20th birthday with a series of different events, including the Wales convention, AGM and a series of sponsored events. Visit www.afteradoption.org.uk/20thbirthday for more information.The After Adoption free helpline – 0800 0 568 578 – is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (9-6pm), Tuesday (9-8pm) and Friday (9-4pm).www.afteradoption.org.ukFor More Information please contact –Sarah NurtonAfter [email protected]: 0161 830 2028 Tagged with: Individual giving North West  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Review: Daniel Day-Lewis’ Phantom Thread falls flat

first_imgReview: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Previous articleBoschini addresses racial ‘ignorance’ at TCUNext articleHoroscope: February 2, 2018 William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDaniel Day-LewisMoviePhantom Thread Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts William Konig Twitter William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ print“Phantom Thread” is said to be Daniel Day-Lewis’ last film, and it does not deliver. Held down by a strange plot and slow pacing, this film is set up to be a grand send-off but ends up falling short.Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the movie takes place post-World War II in the 1950s. A dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), and his sister, Cyril (Lesley Manville), are among the most popular dressmakers in London. Woodcock has had plenty of women in his life, but none have ever captivated him for very long — until Alma (Vicky Kreips). This new love he finds causes problems in his life that he must overcome.Let me start by saying the cast’s performance overall is excellent. Day-Lewis, as expected, fully gets into character and gives a wonderful performance.However, Manville and Kreips are the real standouts. Kreips gives a haunting and beautiful performance as the love interest. She does a remarkable job portraying Alma, who must adapt to a new environment while seeking the love of Woodcock.The pacing of this movie is one of its biggest downfalls. It moves so slowly I sometimes felt a disconnect from the screen. This film had plenty of potential with a great cast, costumes and music, but about halfway through the movie, the plot takes an unexpected and disappointing turn.Verdict: While this film boasts terrific performances by the entire cast, the pacing and storyline make for some serious disappointments. This is said to be Day-Lewis’ last movie, and I hope it truly isn’t because such a fine actor should exit the screen on a better note.6.0/10 Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who shouldcenter_img Linkedin Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Facebook William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Horses ‘ridden into the ground’ in Garryowen

first_imgby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One of the horses seized in Garryowen this week.PEOPLE in Garryowen say they’ve had to endure upsetting scenes of horses being left to die in their neighbourhood after their owners have “ridden them into the ground”.One man called the Limerick Post last Thursday to report that a starving horse had been left tied up on a green area. Incidents of animal cruelty, he claimed, were everyday occurrences in Garryowen.“This horse was tied up near a pylon on the green and just left to die. The crows have already started pecking at the poor animal. People in Garryowen are very upset,” he said.“Horses are ridden into the ground up here on a regular basis, especially in the warm weather. These fellas don’t care about the animals. Once they are finished with them, they just leave them to rot. It’s very cruel and the guards and the council aren’t doing anything about it,” he claimed.When contacted, a spokeswoman for Limerick City and County Council explained, “This was reported to us this morning. The Gardai were out there this morning and ACS, the group contracted by the Council to seize stray horses, are on their way to the area today so hopefully the situation will be dealt with before the day is out.”The Council later confirmed that the animal was removed later that day.However, Sinn Féin representative for City East, comhairleoir Séighin Ó Ceallaigh insists that the city’s horse issue is now a major problem.“We will continue to hear stories like this until the issue is resolved. Having spoken to various communities, including people in Garryowen and Southill, it is clear that local residents are fed up with the horse problem in the city,” said Cmhlr Ó Ceallaigh.With the council currently spending more than €600,000 a year on seizing horses, he believes this money could be spent on numerous measures that would benefit all of Limerick.“A solution needs to be found so that local residents and road users are not under threat from roaming horses, and of course the welfare of these animals is also a priority. It is sad to see the mistreatment of any animal, and the local authority will have to come up with some solution to it”, he said.Limerick TD Willie O’Dea told the Limerick Post that he will be pushing for Fianna Fáil to have a very strong anti-cruelty animal welfare policy.“This wanton cruelty towards helpless animals says a lot about the mentality of the people who do this,” said Deputy O’Dea. Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Young Munster see off Garryowen to boost play-off hopes Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Print TAGSAnimal CrueltyCmhlr Séighin Ó CeallaighFianna FáilGarryowenhorseslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn FeinWillie O’Dea TD Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 NewsLocal NewsHorses ‘ridden into the ground’ in GarryowenBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 1226 Linkedin Previous article€320,000 award for crash victim who avoided foxesNext articleBreastCheck Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img WhatsApp Facebook Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Twitter Priority is to have a decent society with decent public serviceslast_img read more

FreeWheel Appoints Yuling Ma as Chief Technology Officer

first_img FreeWheel Appoints Yuling Ma as Chief Technology Officer Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, today announced that it has appointed Yuling Ma as its new chief technology officer. In her new position, Ma will lead the development and operation of FreeWheel’s technology platform and network operations and the company’s global engineering team spanning the United States, Europe and China. She will also play a vital role in accelerating the company’s strategy and vision. She began her new position this month and most recently served as senior vice president of engineering and general manager overseeing FreeWheel’s Beijing office. Ma is currently based in Beijing and will relocate to New York in the coming months. “Since joining FreeWheel two years ago, Yuling has impressed us with her leadership and vision for how to best evolve the FreeWheel technology upon which our industry has come to depend. She brings deep experience leading world-class engineering teams and is the transformational leader our industry needs for its next phase of evolution,” said FreeWheel General Manager Dave Clark. He added, “At FreeWheel, we are blessed to have a deep leadership bench with our engineering team, allowing us to continue to set the pace of innovation for our industry.” “I’m honored to be part of the FreeWheel family and excited for what lies ahead,” Ma said. “Moving forward, I’ll be partnering with our teams globally to fuel the expansion of our technology solutions across the ecosystem so that FreeWheel can be the connective tissue between buyers and sellers, transforming how the industry works and where it’s headed.” An engineer by training, Ma brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and working with software engineering teams worldwide. In her most recent role, Ma oversaw an engineering team that achieved significant product development and innovation milestones, including the creation of a new marketplace technology and programmatic trading capabilities. She also collaborated with FreeWheel disciplines spanning engineering, product marketing and revenue globally to pioneer and deliver innovative, customer-focused ad management solutions. Over the course of her career, Ma has also successfully built and scaled engineering, technology, research and development and operations teams at global and start-up organizations. She joined FreeWheel from JD.com, one of China’s largest business-to-consumer e-commerce companies. There, she served as division head overseeing data products, platforms and business development. Before JD.com, Ma was chief technology officer for a Chinese start-up that provided big data solutions for the government, finance and public sectors. Prior to that, she was a founding partner and general manager for big data analytics and information management company Pegasus. Before Pegasus, she worked at MicroStrategy, a global leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software. She began her career as a software engineer for Verizon in the U.S. and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University in China. About FreeWheel FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We provide the technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video. For more information, please visit freewheel.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005663/en/ CONTACT: Elaine Wong, 929-388-9098 elaine—[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MARKETING ADVERTISING ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY TV AND RADIO OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: FreeWheel Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 12:30 PM/DISC: 02/22/2021 12:31 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005663/encenter_img Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

SDLP: No guarantee Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Centre will progess

first_img Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp The SDLP is accusing the North’s two main unionist parties of using the issue of cancer services at Altnagelvin Hospital as a political football.Pol Callaghan asked in the Assembly for a guarantee that  the new Radiotherapy Centre at Altnagelvin will go ahead – he was told that could not be guaranteed.Recently Finance Minister Sammy Wilson confirmed that money will be available to contruct the proposed Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital, but not to staff it.The SDLP’s Pol Callaghan says the situation needs to be resolved:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/polra10.mp3[/podcast] SDLP: No guarantee Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Centre will progess Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twittercenter_img Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – March 5, 2011 Twitter Previous articleCall for dog license revenue to be invested in Animal WelfareNext articleMan arrested over Real IRA police attack in Derry News Highland Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 6th July

first_img Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 6th July Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming communityAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Farming11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – July 6, 2017 Pinterest NewsPlayback Previous articleMcDaid and Clarke suffer defeats at Europeans in BulgariaNext articleDerry lose 4-1 in second leg of Europa Qualifier admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Minor Children Of Congress Leader Moves SC Seeking For Release Of Their Father

Top StoriesMinor Children Of Congress Leader Moves SC Seeking For Release Of Their Father Radhika Roy29 April 2020 10:55 PMShare This – xA petition has been filed by two minor children before the Supreme Court seeking the release of their father, Congress leader Sachin Choudhary, who has been detained since April 11 for allegedly “holding a press conference and questioning the methodology” of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Filed by Choudhary’s two minor children,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed by two minor children before the Supreme Court seeking the release of their father, Congress leader Sachin Choudhary, who has been detained since April 11 for allegedly “holding a press conference and questioning the methodology” of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Filed by Choudhary’s two minor children, aged about 2 and 7 years respectively, through their mother, the petition seeks for the release of Choudhary who has been in jail since April 11 in connection with an FIR registered under Sections 66A, 67 of the Information Technology Act and Sections 188, 269 to 271, 153, 124A of Indian Penal Code as well as Section 56 of the Disaster Management Act. The blame in the plea has been squarely placed on the Government of NCT of Delhi and the UP Government for their alleged failure in containing the spread of Coronavirus, which apparently compelled Choudhary to take to the Delhi-Moradabad Highway to provide food to stranded and starved migrants. It has been contended in the plea that the deeds of Choudhary gave impetus to his popularity, which thereby “irked the local leaders of the ruling political party”. The plea, filed through Advocate Smarhar Singh, also contends that the political affiliation of Choudhary is responsible for him being detained: “Father of the Petitioner is affiliated to Congress Party, the chief opponent of the ruling party and due to vendetta and political vengeance, he has been arrested and the registration of the FIR is stage managed”. The petition goes on to assert that the Choudhary was detained, without being appraised of his offence or being allowed to avail legal remedies, and it was only later on that the Amroha Police registered an FIR against him for “holding a press conference highlighting the infirmities in the measures taken by the State”. The plea states that the conduction of the press conference was well within the contours of the democratic and fundamental rights of Choudhary to question the actions of the government. The plea highlights the mental agony and depression being faced by the minor children and the family as there is no male family member apart from Choudhary. Additionally, not only is there no legal forum, apart from the Apex Court, that could be approached by the Petitioners due to the lockdown, there is also no veracity in the allegations that have been made in the FIR. “Because it is respectfully stated that due to lockdown and curfew the doors of administration of Justice of Jurisdictional courts are not ajar. There is no male member in the family of the Petitioners and they are surviving with their mother and grandmother who is very old and ailing. Due to complete restriction on the movement, nobody is able to meet their incarcerated father and get vakalatnama executed. Hence, left with no option, present Petition is filed by two minor kids of jailed Sachin Choudhary”. The matter is listed for hearing on Thursday before a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more

Meeting requested with Tanaiste over new revelations in Patsy Kelly case

first_img Pinterest A West Tyrone MP has requested an urgent meeting with the Tanaiste following new revelations in relation to the murder of Co Tyrone Councillor Patsy Kelly.The Independent Nationalist Councillor from Trillick was shot dead on July 24th 1974 and dumped into a lough shortly after being stopped by a UDR patrol.An RTE Drivetime documentary has revealed that in recent weeks, ammunition believed to be of the same calibre as those used in the murder of the Councillor was found at the lough from which Mr Kelly’s body was recovered.West Tyrone MP Órfhlaith Begley has requested a meeting with Simon Coveney to discuss the latest development in the case in the hope of providing answers for Mr Kelly’s family:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/begleyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Meeting requested with Tanaiste over new revelations in Patsy Kelly case Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGardai responding to crash in StranorlarNext articleDonegal security business found in breach of Private Security Services Act News Highland Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – November 3, 2018 Google+last_img read more

Police officer died of ‘natural’ causes day after Capitol riot: Medical examiner

first_imgDemetrius Freeman- Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of “natural” causes one day after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner announced on Monday.The medical examiner’s conclusion comes amid lingering questions over whether the 42-year-old officer was fatally attacked on Jan. 6.Last month, federal authorities arrested two men who allegedly assaulted Sicknick with bear spray at the Capitol, but authorities did not say if the assault directly contributed to his death the next day.According to the medical examiner, a stroke is specifically what caused Sicknick’s “natural” death, and, “If death is hastened by an injury, the manner of death is not considered natural.”In a statement, the U.S. Capitol Police said that while they accept the medical examiner’s conclusion, “This does not change the fact Officer Sicknick died in the line of duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol.”“Working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the F.B.I.’s Washington Field Office and the Metropolitan Police Department, the USCP will continue to ensure those responsible for the assault against officers are held accountable,” the statement continued.Charges against Julian Khater of Pennsylvania and George Tanios of West Virginia include conspiracy to injure officers, assault on federal officers and civil disorder.An affidavit said three officers, including Sicknick, “were incapacitated and unable to perform their duties for at least 20 minutes or longer while they recovered from the spray.” One officer said the spray was “as strong as, if not stronger than, any version of the pepper spray they had been exposed to during their training as law enforcement officers.”ABC News’ Luke Barr and Lauren King contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more