By Philem Dipak Singh New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Hosts India kept its all-win record intact on the third day of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships with Pinki Rani, Sonia and Simranjit Kaur notching up victories in their respective bouts to enter the pre-quarterfinals here on Saturday. Sonia, a farmer’s daughter from Haryana, secured a unanimous 5-0 win in 57kg category before seasoned campaigner Pinki (51kg) and Simranjit (64kg), who was fighting a bout after the death of her father in July, scored identical 4-1 wins to maintain a clean slate for the host country. On Friday, Sarita Devi (60kg) and Manish Moun (54kg) had won their respctive bouts to enter the pre-quarterfinals. On Sunday, five Indians, including five-time world champion M C Mary Kom, will take the field. The 35-year-old Mary Kom, who got a first round bye, will beginning her campaign against Aigerim Kessenayeva of Kazakhstan in 48kg. Sonia was the first Indian to take the field and the 21-year-old used her “defensive” style to good effect to emerge winner in an unanimous 5-0 verdict against Doaa Toujani of Morocco. It was a close bout with all the five judges giving 10-9 points in all the three rounds to either boxers. Toujani got only one favourable decision from a judge in the second round as Sonia won 29-28 30-27 30-27 30-27 30-27. This was Sonia’s first major international event having risen to senior level by winning a gold in the National Championships in 2016. Last year, she won a gold in the Serbia Cup. She won a bronze in the Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament this year.advertisement Sonia began with an open guard inviting the Morocco pugilist to take the initiative. The rookie Indian managed to land a couple of left jabs and a straight during the first round which looked a close one. Sonia continued with her left jabs, trying to land on the real scoring areas of her opponent using her unconventional methods, especially with the right. The experienced Moroccan, too, changed her strategy and lowered the guard more out of frustration thananything else. Though she did manage a few blows, she struggled to connect her punches. But the third round proved to be decisive when the Indian landed a right, then a combination of right-left and a left jab, even as both pugilists went attacking. In the pre-quarters, Sonia, who got a first round bye, faces 2014 World Championships gold medallist Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria on Monday. “I began boxing in 2011 (at the school level) and this is my first major international event and I am happy to win this bout. It was a tough fight. My style is basically defensive and I stuck to it. My coaches told me to play from a distance, draw her in and punch. That I did,” Sonia said after her bout. “I knew I had to maintain my distance and go close only to find openings. I was successful on a few occasions in the first two rounds. But in the third, I went attacking and used my combination punches.” Sonia’s opponent Toujani, who had beaten Somalian Ramla Ali in the first round, was in tears after losing the bout, but said she had no issues with the result. “I had a good fight and I am happy to have competed at this stage. I have no issues with the result,” she said through an interpreter. The next up for India was Pinki and the 28-year-old boxer from Hisar in Haryana beat Armenia’s 2014 youth World Champion Anush Grigoryan 4-1 (30-27 30-27 30-27 30-27 30-27) on points. Pinki is a seasoned campaigner who began the sport in 2006. This year, she won gold in India Open and a silver in Ahmet Comert tournament. She now now faces Alice Jones of England in the pre-quarterfinals on Monday. “I am an aggressive player but in the first round, I observed my opponent to decide my strategy. My coaches told me that I was playing closer to my opponent. So in the second and third round, I changed my strategy and kept distance. I dodged some of her punches and then returned the punches,” she said. “This is my third World Championships and I have not won a medal yet. This time, I want to make my countrymen happy by winning a medal.” The 23-year-old Simranjit, who won a gold in the Ahmet Comert tournament in Turkey this year, was taking the ring three months after he father passed away and she said she would try hard to win a medal for him.advertisement From Chakar village in Ludhiana, Simranjit had a tough fight against 28-year-old Amelia Moore of the United States. Four judges ruled in favour of the Indian while one went for Moore (30-27 30-27 30-27 27-30 30-27). “My father passed away in July and it was tough for me to be here but it is World Championships. I want to win a medal for him,” she said. “It was a tough fight. After studying her in the first round, the coaches told me not to go very close. But in the third round, I went all out.” PTI PDS SSC SSCSSC
Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso were on target for Argentina as they downed Venezuela 2-0 to set up a mouth-watering Copa America semi-final against hosts Brazil.Martinez’s instinctive 10th-minute finish was his sixth goal in 10 international appearances and due reward as Lionel Scaloni’s men made a rapid start.They faded during the second half but Lo Celso capitalised upon an error from Venezuela goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez to settle matters at the Maracana – the stadium where Argentina lost the 2014 World Cup final to Germany. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It means Lionel Messi’s ambitions of a first international title remain on track, with Argentina’s bitterest rivals now standing in his way.Martinez displayed his burgeoning understanding with Sergio Aguero in attack by playing in the Manchester City striker with a deft early pass – Farinez saving with his feet.The set-piece deliveries of Messi and Leandro Paredes were causing Venezuela problems and, after an unmarked German Pezzella should have opened the scoring, Martinez duly did.The Inter star converted a wonderful backheel from Aguero’s miscued shot and quickfire bookings for captain Tomas Rincon and fellow midfielder Yangel Herrera soon afterwards suggested Venezuela were losing their composure.Jhon Chancellor powered over a chance to equalise in the 40th minute, although Rafael Dudamel’s side needed a brilliant clearance from Roberto Rosales to prevent Martinez from turning in a second after slick interplay between Messi and Marcos Acuna.Martinez crashed against the back stanchion after Paredes unpicked Venezuela with a sumptuous 48th-minute pass.Dudamel boldly sent on winger Yeferson Soteldo for centre-back Luis Del Pino and Argentina were forced to absorb sustained pressure for the first time in the contest.Franco Armani saved sharply from Ronaldo Hernandez after Scaloni’s decision to withdraw Martinez and Acuna raised eyebrows.Farinez’s work at the other end contrasted horribly when he spilled Aguero’s 74th-minute shot to leave Lo Celso with a tap-in.9 – Argentina won each of their last 9 Copa America games in which they scored the opening goal; the last time they failed to win was in 2015, against Paraguay (2-2), and the last time they lost was in 1999 quarter-finals, against Brazil (1-2). Derby?#CopaAmerica pic.twitter.com/pFHvMSpORV— OptaJavier (@OptaJavier) June 28, 2019What does it mean: Scaloni’s Argentina taking shape before showdown with old enemyScaloni’s sparse coaching credentials were pored over as Argentina staggered through the opening matches of their campaign. This was easily his team’s best performance of the tournament until his questionable second-half changes, with Paredes excelling in a midfield three where Acuna provided much-needed edge. La Albiceleste’s attacking prowess has never been in doubt but a shaky backline enjoyed greater protection and Armani handled soundly throughout.Martinez shows ruthless streak againAs he did in the vital group win over Qatar, Martinez gave Argentina an early lead – his supreme poaching instincts to the fore. More importantly, the 21-year-old appears entirely unhindered by the weight of expectation and failures that has sapped many of his compatriots over recent years.Messi short of brilliant bestIt was largely a game of personal frustration for Messi, who was well shackled by combative opponents. But his delight at Argentina’s progress was clear and it bodes well that a team so shambolic of late were able to prevail with their talisman short of the A-game he will surely need against Brazil.Key Opta Facts:- Argentina have beaten Venezuela in each of their six Copa America meetings, scoring 30 goals and conceding just three. – The last five times Argentina reached the semi-final stage of the Copa America, they also made it through to the final, but managed to win the title in only one of those tournaments (1993). – Argentina won each of their last 10 Copa America games in which they scored the opening goal; the last time they failed to win after scoring first was in 2015, against Paraguay (2-2), and the last time they lost was in 1999 quarter-finals, against Brazil (1-2). – Lionel Messi has now played 25 Copa America games; only six players have played more games in the competition’s history.- Against Venezuela, Angel Di Maria earned his 100th cap for Argentina, becoming only the sixth Argentine player to reach that landmark, after Javier Mascherano (147), Javier Zanetti (142), Messi (134), Roberto Ayala (115) and Diego Simeone (105). What’s next: The Copa clash the world wants to seeAs unlikely as it seemed when Argentina toyed with group-stage elimination, the two great rivals in South American football now have the chance to produce a clash for the ages in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Despite their shot-shy efforts against Paraguay, Brazil will be favourites. But are Argentina just about clicking at the right time? read more
Discussions during the Premiers International Economic Forum show Nova Scotia is on the right track to secure the province’s economic future. Premier Darrell Dexter led the two-day forum, which wrapped up today, Nov. 23, in Halifax. During the forum, the premiers heard from international experts and discussed ways to keep Canada’s economy strong in the face of global economic uncertainty. “These meetings confirmed Nova Scotia’s belief that we can’t sit around and wait for the economy to recover; we are taking action now to create jobs and economic development opportunities across the province,” said Premier Dexter. “Our jobs plan is attracting world-class companies that are choosing Nova Scotia to grow their workforce, and we are supporting small business by cutting the ir corporate tax rate. “These initiatives are putting our province on a solid economic foundation and giving our young people a future here at home.” Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney provided the premiers with the bank’s outlook for the global and Canadian economies. The premiers also heard from economist Tyler Cowan about the economic outlook in the United States, Canada’s largest trading partner. During the meeting the premiers agreed on key factors to ensure continued job growth and future economic prosperity, including enhancing skills development, meeting immigration needs, maintaining a responsible approach to managing public finances, fostering entrepreneurship and collaborating across governments to secure strategic trade agreements. The premiers also re-affirmed their belief that strong provincial-territorial engagement in decisions that impact the economy are important than ever. “While we are on the right track, it’s critical we keep momentum moving,” said Premier Dexter. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from all levels of government to ensure Nova Scotia and all of Canada emerges stronger than ever from current economic challenges.” Premier Dexter noted projects and proposals where inter-provincial co-operation helps drive sustainable economic development are key. “From the Lower Churchill project, to the proposal for a new east-west pipeline, provinces and territories are working together to grow the nation’s economy.”
However he said it was the collective view of the SLFP that the 13th Amendment should remain and be taken forward as mentioned in the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’ Presidential mandate. The Minister said that the party was also of the view that when taking forward the 13th Amendment, changes should be made to clauses which are harmful to the people. SLFP MP Shantha Bandara, who was also at that meeting, said that the SLFP had decided that the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) will decide the final changes that need to be made to the 13th Amendment based on the views expressed by other political parties.He said that among the changes that the SLFP would like to see in the 13th Amendment is the removal of the authority to merge provinces. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today decided that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution should remain but certain clauses must be changed if they have a negative impact on the country.SLFP member and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that at the SLFP Parliamentary group meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa today several views were expressed on the 13th Amendment.
Asked if he had plans to contest the next Presidential elections, Ranatunga said that his name was mentioned even in 2015 as a possible candidate even though he had no plans to contest. Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga today insisted that his focus is not the Presidential elections.Speaking to reporters, Ranatunga said that now is not the time to discuss party politics but to unite and rebuild the country. He said that all political parties must unite to rebuild the country which was badly affected by the recent attacks and then look at elections.Ranatunga also said that political parties have ruined the country and as a result he never identifies himself with any political party. (Colombo Gazette) However he says now is not the time to focus on the elections as the country is in a mess.
Four days after leaving Jordan, 50 trucks loaded with 1,400 tons of urgently needed wheat flour arrived in the Iraqi capital, according to Maarten Roest, a spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP). He said the cargo was unloaded at the Rasafa Sell warehouse in the city, guarded by troops from the United States.”Over the past two weeks, WFP has sent a staggering 21,000 (tons) of food by truck from Turkey into northern Iraq,” Mr. Roest told reporters in Amman, Jordan. “The success of this corridor, now averaging 4,000 tons per day – is already having an effect on the population; around half a million people have already received wheat flour, which was in short supply due to lack of stocks before the war.”In a sign that education is returning to the conflict-ravaged nation, Geoffrey Keele, a spokesman for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), reported that today in Safwan in southern Iraq, eight primary schools opened for the first time since the war began. “UNICEF delivered 40 school-in-a-box kits to support the children on their return to school,” he said. Each kit contains materials for up to 80 children, as well as teaching supplies. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for the Refugees (UNHCR) reported that more than 450 people fleeing armed Iraqi groups and desperately seeking food and other aid arrived Saturday in the remote area on Iraq’s western border, requesting entry into refugee camps in Jordan.”There are now more than 1,000 people currently encamped in the windswept no-man’s-land separating Jordan and Iraq at Al Karama, including over 400 children, among them several infants,” said Peter Kessler. “Some of the people now stuck at the makeshift no-man’s-land site have been waiting for more than two weeks to enter Jordan’s empty refugee camp at Ruweished.”The UNHCR Representative in Jordan met senior government officials on Saturday to discuss the plight of those people. UNHCR is asking Jordan to admit them to the refugee camp at Ruweished.”People arriving at the border said that in recent days there has been an organized campaign by armed Iraqi groups targeting Palestinians living in Baghdad’s Bijii and Balediyat neighbourhoods, as well as the Al Huriyah camp, which reportedly shelters people from various nationalities,” said Mr. Kessler, adding that UNHCR has no way to verify such reports, which included allegations that Palestinian families were forced from their homes by the armed Iraqis and told if they refused to leave, the men would be killed and the women raped.Veronique Taveau, spokesperson for the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, reported that in Erbil, 747 ex-Iraqi soldiers who had surrendered to the local authorities have now been able to return to their places of origin.
The global food aid figures for 2004 released by the World Food Programme (WFP) paint a grim picture for the hundreds of millions of malnourished people: total food aid delivered from all sources dropped to 7.5 million tons, down from 10.3 million tons in 2003 and continuing a general decline in food aid volume since 1999.During that same period, the number of chronically hungry people rose by nearly 8 percent – from an estimated 790 million to 852 million. The disturbing trend has prompted WFP to appeal for food aid to take priority over infrastructure.“Hungry children don’t get any sustenance from the roads, ports and factories we build with the increases in development aid,” Executive Director James Morris said, adding: “It’s time for a food-first policy…the cost in human suffering is just too high and it keeps going up.”Total food delivered through the WFP went from 4.9 million tons in 2003 to 3.7 million tons in 2004 – a drop of 25 per cent, somewhat less than the global trend.“All the major donors have been building up their development assistance over the last few years and it is at a record level of nearly $80 billion. So the money is there. More of it must make its way to hungry people,” Mr. Morris said.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Brady McCombs, The Associated Press Posted Mar 16, 2015 9:41 am MDT Actor Emile Hirsch appears in Utah court on assault charge stemming from Sundance altercation Actor Emile Hirsch leaves the Summit County Jail after being booked and released following a court appearance, Monday, March 16, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Hirsch made his first court appearance after being charged with assault after putting a studio executive in a chokehold and dragging her across a nightclub table while he was in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) PARK CITY, Utah – Actor Emile Hirsch made his first court appearance Monday on allegations that he put a studio executive in a chokehold and dragged her across a nightclub table while in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival.The “Into the Wild” star declined to comment Monday outside court in Park City.His attorney Neil Kaplan said Hirsch is receiving counselling after going to rehab.The actor from Encino, California, is charged with felony assault, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. He also faces a misdemeanour count of intoxication.Hirsch, who turned 30 on Friday, was clean-shaven and wore a tight-fitting black suit with a white shirt and black tie. He stared straight ahead as he walked through a small gaggle of reporters, photographers and onlookers at the courthouse. He was flanked by two attorneys and a friend.After his brief appearance before state Judge Kara Petitt, Hirsch was instructed to walk next door to the sheriff’s office to get his mug shot taken. He isn’t required to be at the next hearing, set for April 13.Hirsch may also be excused from other upcoming hearings, a concession often granted to out-of-state defendants who are co-operating, said Summit County prosecutor Ryan Stack. Stack said he had no comment on a possible plea deal.The woman Hirsch is accused of assaulting on Jan. 25 is Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures.Efforts to reach Bernfeld and her employer were unsuccessful. Insurge Pictures distributed the Ben Stiller-produced Web comedy “Burning Love,” which also was on E! cable network.Hirsch lawyer Robert Offer has said the actor was drinking alcohol and does not remember what happened that night. Offer also said last month that Hirsch checked into rehab within days of the incident.Offer was not immediately available for comment Monday.Hirsch is best known for his “Into the Wild” role. He also appeared in Universal’s Navy SEAL drama “Lone Survivor,” Peter Berg’s account of a disastrous 2005 military operation in Afghanistan.Hirsch was at Sundance for the premiere of the drama “Ten Thousand Saints,” in which he appears alongside Ethan Hawke and Asa Butterfield.Court documents say the altercation at Tao Nightclub in Park City occurred when Hirsch, looking drunk, approached Bernfeld and asked why she looked “so tough.”He also told Bernfeld she was a “rich kid who should not be at Sundance,” the documents say.Investigators say Hirsch grabbed Bernfeld, and she pushed him away. He left and sat with friends before returning and grabbing the woman from behind, the documents say.Authorities say Hirsch put the woman in a chokehold and pulled her across a table before landing on top of her on the floor.Bernfeld told authorities she saw things going dark and might have blacked out momentarily.Hirsch told police at the time that he didn’t know Bernfeld but was having an argument with her.
Internationally acclaimed piano duo Anagnoson & Kinton are performing Friday, March 10 as part of the Encore! Professional Concert Series.The performance will take place in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s Partridge Hall in St. Catharines at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, $10 for children 14 and under and $5 for the eyeGo program. Tickets are available from the PAC at 905-688-0722 or at firstontariopac.ca
Ohio State senior tight end Marcus Baugh (85) defends the ball on a run in the second quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFormer Ohio State tight end Marcus Baugh was signed by the Oakland Raiders following the 2018 NFL draft, according to a tweet from Ohio State. Free Agent Alert: @MarcusBaugh85 @RAIDERS #GoBucks #DevelopedHere #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/jNqIidYL7k— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 28, 2018Baugh played in 52 games throughout his four-year career at Ohio State and finished with 55 receptions for 607 yards and eight touchdowns.In his senior season, Baugh collected 28 passes, including the game-winning 16-yard touchdown against Penn State with 1:48 remaining in the 39-38 Ohio State victory.Baugh was an honorable mention All-Big Ten member in both 2016 and 2017. His 55 receptions ranks him ninth all-time in catches by a tight end, and the eight touchdowns places him seventh. In the NFL combine, Baugh placed tied for fifth among tight ends in the vertical jump (33.0 inches and seventh in the broad jump (117.0 inches).Baugh finished with a 4.81 second 40-yard dash, tied for the third slowest time among tight ends. He also finished with the third-slowest 20-yard shuttle (4.51 seconds) for a tight end.The Raiders start the 2018 season on Sept. 10 against the Los Angeles Rams.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with the GOP leadership. He helped end the Supreme Court hopes of former federal appeals Judge Robert H. Bork, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Decades later, he was one of only three Republicans in Congress to vote for President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus.His breaks with his party were hardly a surprise: He had begun his political career as a Democrat and ended it as one, too.In between, he was at the heart of several major American political events. He rose to prominence in the 1960s as an assistant counsel to the Warren Commission, developing the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He came to the Senate in the Reagan landslide of 1980 and was a key voice in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of both Bork and Clarence Thomas.Specter died Sunday died at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, said his son Shanin. He was 82. Over the years, Specter had fought two previous bouts with Hodgkin lymphoma, overcome a brain tumor and survived cardiac arrest following bypass surgery.Intellectual and stubborn, Specter took the lead on a wide spectrum of issues and was no stranger to controversy.In one of his last major political acts, Specter startled fellow senators in April 2009 when he announced he was joining the Democrats. He said he was “increasingly at odds with the Republican philosophy,” though he said the Democrats could not count on him to be “an automatic 60th vote” that would give them a filibuster-proof majority.
Villalba said he would be willing speak with Harvard to clear up the conflict.“We pride ourselves in that our core values are integrity, respect, service and fairness, that we always endeavor to be fair,” he said. “We would be happy to discuss this with him. We are here to serve.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Police said that officers have discretion in how they handle suspicious incidents.“We do allow officers to use their discretion in determining how they are going to address what they perceive as threats,” said Miami-Dade Police Lt. Juan Villalba. “This was a uniformed police officer in a marked patrol car, patrolling an area that has experienced increased burglaries in the recent months. This officer encountered two vehicles parked in an area where businesses should have been closed.”Harvard said the encounter could have been avoided.“If this is a bad area, and you are trying to protect [it], the first idea I would give law enforcement is first get to know the business owners,” he said. “There’s millions of other African-Americans out there going through the same thing right now that don’t have a voice. I’ll be the for voice for them.”The situation was the first of its kind for Yung Solo.“I’ve never had a gun drawn on me. I think it was really bad,” he said.“This won’t go unnoticed,” said Harvard. “You will not come to places of business, draw your gun, racially profile and assume it goes under the rug.” NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Malcolm Harvard, a record label and recording studio owner, said an encounter with a South Florida police officer crossed the line.Harvard owns a record label called Black Billions and a recording studio in Northeast Miami-Dade where he works with recording artists like “Yung Solo,” who was present during the encounter.Harvard said he and Solo were scheduled for a recording session on Saturday, at around 9 p.m. Solo said he was sitting in his car outside the studio with his fiancée, who is seven months pregnant, when Harvard pulled up next to him. A Miami-Dade Police cruiser soon followed.“He brings his gun out now, there. You see him reaching for it. He pulled it out just now, and he’s asking me to get back in the vehicle,” said Harvard as he described the incident captured on surveillance video.“I’m stating, ‘You have your gun out. I’m not getting back in my car so you you can shoot me. I’ve seen this too many times before,’” said Harvard.The Black Billions owner said he demanded the officer call his supervisor. “Backup came. Backup wanted nothing to do with the situation,” said Harvard.Harvard, who is married with a 1-year-old daughter, has a full-time job and has been in the music business for 10 years and at the Northeast Miami-Dade location for two years. He said he was outraged by what happened to him.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after divers pulled a dead body from a canal in Pembroke Pines.Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the canal at the intersection of University Drive and Pines Boulevard, near the La Granja restaurant, just after 12:15 p.m., Saturday.Investigators said someone was fishing when that person spotted the body floating in the water and called 911.Divers got into the water and retrieved the cadaver.Police said they have not identified the victim and are attempting to determine what caused the person’s death.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Conway for ATX CampaignLewis Conway Jr., a candidate running for Austin City Council, is the first formerly incarcerated person in Texas to run for public office.At first glance, it may seem typical that Lewis Conway Jr. got his name on the ballot for a seat on the Austin City Council —he paid the filing fee and turned in his application before the deadline. But Conway’s success Tuesday is unique for one big reason: He’s a convicted felon.Conway, who was convicted in 1993 of voluntary manslaughter, is at the center of a situation Texas has never seen before. According to Texas’ election code, a person is only eligible to run for office if he or she has not been “finally convicted” of a felony “from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.”It’s the “resulting disabilities” portion of the code that’s caused people to scratch their heads — there’s no legal precedent defining the term. But after a brief challenge on Friday by the city clerk, Conway has been cleared to continue his campaign.“I am happy that Austin is standing up for the nearly four million Texans affected by our criminal justice system,” Conway said in a statement. “Our campaign is about more than just an election — it’s about diversity in leadership, belief in a fair chance, and bringing the sentence to an end. I have been released from parole and my voting rights have been restored. I have served my time and now I am ready to serve my community.”The statute regarding the eligibility of a felon is one Conway’s campaign called “ambiguous, unchallenged and potentially unconstitutional.” Because there’s no clear definition of resulting disabilities, nor a prior legal case to help determine it, Conway has pressed forward.Sam Taylor, a spokesperson with the Texas Secretary of State’s office, agreed that the issue is unclear and without precedent.And Conway’s case might not end up providing much broader clarity. His opponents vying for the East Austin seat would have had the opportunity to challenge Conway’s candidacy in court, but they told the Austin Chronicle earlier this month that they wouldn’t fight his eligibility.After months of the Conway campaign waiting for a challenge, City Clerk Jannette Goodall sent Conway an email on Friday, citing his inability to meet the requirements to run under the Texas election code. Goodall gave Conway until Tuesday to prove his eligibility. He submitted what he believed was that proof Monday, indicating that he has been released from “resulting disabilities” by serving out his parole and having his voting rights reinstated.A spokesperson with the City of Austin said Goodall met with city attorneys and came to the determination that the city had no reason to question his eligibility.In 1991, Conway stabbed a man at an Austin apartment complex and called the police immediately after the incident, claiming self-defense. He confessed and accepted a plea deal, serving 20 years for the crime. He went on to spend eight years in prison and 12 years on parole before completing his sentence in 2013.Conway, who works as a criminal justice organizer at Grassroots Leadership, says he will make criminal justice reform one of the main focal points of his campaign. Share
The NCC Republic Day (RD) Camp 2017 began at the NCC Camp, Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on January 1 this year. Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, VSM and Bar, Director General National Cadet Corps addressed the cadets and officials on the occasion and called upon all to derive a deep sense of purpose from each activity in the camp which is unique with no parallel.2068 Cadets including 696 girl cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates, covering all the States and Union Territories of the country are participating in this Camp. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis also includes 102 cadets from J&K and 162 cadets from North Eastern Region (NER). The cadets are selected through a tough selection process. The cadets attending the camp follow an intense schedule over one month while participating in a number of activities like cultural, national integration awareness programme and institutional training competitions. The camp will be visited by a large number of civilian dignitaries including the Vice President of India, Raksha Mantri, Raksha Rajya Mantri and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe aim of the Republic Day Camp is to enhance the self confidence of cadets, deepen their value systems and provide an exposure to the rich culture and traditions of our nation and the important events that take place in the national Capital during the run up for Republic Day. Projection of cherished ideals and capabilities of the cadets of the NCC is intrinsic. The camp portrays a reflection of ‘Mini India’.While speaking to the media, the Director General highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in Youth and Nation Building, Social Awareness Campaigns, Community Development, Environment Protection, Sports and Adventure.The conduct of NCC National Games in Oct 2016 has added another feather in the cap of this premier youth organization of the nation.Lt Gen Vashisht also mentioned that the Training Philosophy of the Cadets had been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of our youth and expectations of the society.
By the 1970s, Halloween was a nation-wide phenomenon, with all the props included. The New York Village Halloween Parade was first organized by puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee in 1974, further popularizing masks and costumes as a must-have on Halloween. The parade itself grew to become the largest Halloween event in the world, and one of the largest nighttime parades in the United States.By the end of the decade, the general Halloween vibe was immortalized in the cult-classic horror film made by the master of the genre, John Carpenter.But nothing speaks of the time better than photographs which were taken in the midst of Halloween celebrations in 1970s America.These photos taken at costume parties are a true time capsule when it comes to remembering how things once were. Get ready for a real blast from the past, with a selection of cool images, all representing the true spirit of Halloween.Bake those spooky cupcakes girls!There was always time for a cigarette in the house.Don Jaun Dracula in the houseThe Wicked Witch of cool glasses“Good thing I had insurance”The Incredible Floating Mustache!Trick or Treat hairy arms editionLook at that snooty ghoul on the right.Time for another cigarette break!America!That kid on the left is NOT playing around.Swingers like Halloween too.Halloween needs more mustachioed nurses.Nothing goes with a fairy costume on a grown man quite like a mustache.The classic bedsheet ghost.Trick or Treat!Calm down everybody!Bug-Eyed Dracula is in the house!Guy in the back is definitely up to no good.Every Halloween party needs chaperones.Something ain’t quite right with this Mickey…Ready to rage!Really hope that mustache is real…Go girls!Genuinely scaryHey watch where your hand’s going Frank!Today some might argue that Halloween has become more of a consumer-focused holiday, with the uniquely creepy oddness of homemade costumes being replaced by an unending choice of prefab outfits — not to mention all the pumpkin spice flavor branded products and seasonal candy filling the stores.Read another story from us: The Creepiest Halloween Costumes from a Century AgoWhatever the case, the holiday itself is a large part of the North American culture and has been so since early 20th century when it was adopted into the mainstream from Irish and Scottish immigrants.
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Kalavasos reservoir overflowed on Friday morning, the eleventh to do so this year. This time last year, it was just 11.9 per cent full.The reservoir is the second biggest of the eight in the southern conveyor project, with a capacity of 17 million cubic metres (MCM). It has a height of 60 metres and is 428 metres long.The largest is Kouris, 75 per cent of which is currently filled with water. Another two reservoirs of the project, Germasoyia and Polemidia, overflowed earlier this month.Asprokremmos, the second largest reservoir in all of Cyprus, overflowed earlier this month. The last time it was full was in 2012.On average, reservoirs are at 83 per cent of capacity compared to 26.7 per cent in 2018.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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