May 31, 2018 Police Blotter

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Badgers earn right to contend for Big Ten title

first_imgWisconsin running back Montee Ball (28) lunges for one of his four touchdowns Saturday against visiting Penn State. Ball now has 34 touchdowns on the year, second-highest in NCAA history, and has scored a touchdown in 12 consecutive games, an NCAA record.[/media-credit]At the end of October, the Wisconsin football team’s hopes and dreams of playing for a conference title in Indianapolis seemed dim, at best.One month later, the Badgers find themselves making reservations for a date with Michigan State in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game.No. 16 Wisconsin (10-2, 6-2) defeated No. 19 Penn State (9-3, 6-2) 45-7 under a steady stream of rain Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, clinching the top spot in the Big Ten Leaders Division and a spot in Saturday’s title game.“After those losses, everyone brought it up and we believed we still had an opportunity,” quarterback Russell Wilson said, referring to losses against Michigan State and Ohio State. “We have great leadership on this team. Guys practiced great from those two losses on, and now we have a great opportunity in front of us playing Michigan State.“It’s truly a blessing to be playing in the inaugural Big Ten championship game. It’s two great teams going after it.”Running back Montee Ball scored four touchdowns and ran for 156 yards on 25 carries. Those touchdowns upped Ball’s season total to 34, the second-highest season total in NCAA history, behind only Barry Sanders’ 39, set in 1988.That performance was complimented well by the man handing Ball his namesake, Wilson, who completed 19 of 29 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson wowed the audience at Camp Randall all evening long with his feet, too, in eluding sacks and downfield defenders for another 36 yards on the ground.The two offensive standouts, who have both garnered Heisman Trophy considerations this season, have impressed their head coach like nobody else.“These two really are, in my opinion, probably – of course I’m biased, and I understand it and I should be – two of the most complete players at their respective positions that I’ve ever seen play the game,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “They both feed off one another.”Penn State managed to hang around with Wisconsin until late in the second quarter when the Badgers rambled off two touchdowns in the half’s final two minutes to take a 21-point lead at the break.Up 14-7, Ball plunged into endzone – already his second score of the day – from two yards out with 2:09 remaining in the first half. Linebacker Conor O’Neill then forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, setting up the Wisconsin offense with another chance at Penn State’s 31-yard line.The Badgers took full advantage, scoring six plays later on a four-yard pass from Wilson to wide receiver Nick Toon to establish a 28-7 lead at the break.Toon caught a total of five passes for 42 yards and wore No. 87 in honor of his father and team honorary captain, Al, a former wide receiver for the Badgers.Closing out the half in such a fashion was a lift for the Badgers, who stumbled in the beginning. UW’s offense punted on its first drive and later forced PSU to do the same until running back James White was flagged for roughing the kicker as the Nittany Lions punted the ball away.The penalty gave the Penn State a first down near midfield, and four plays later, quarterback Matt McGloin found wide receiver Curtis Drake alone downfield for a 44-yard touchdown pass.“It was strictly a miscommunication, it was totally my fault,” Henry, who allowed Drake to run free downfield, said. “Antonio [Fenelus] and me, we thought it was one thing, but it was something else. I totally take blame for that.”Henry and the rest of the secondary – as well as the rest of the defense – didn’t allow the Nittany Lions any breaks after that, though. Penn State, who also would have clinched a trip to Indianapolis with a win, was held to just 114 yards rushing and 119 passing for a total of 233, while Wisconsin gained 450 yards.The Badgers responded with Wilson finding wide receiver Jared Abbrederis on a 21-yard strike with three-and-a-half minutes to go in the first and later claimed the lead when Ball scored from one yard out to begin the second quarter.Abbrederis finished the day leading the team with seven catches for 91 yards.Penn State never struck back in the second half, turning the ball over two more times – totaling four on the day – while Ball scored twice more, from nine and 18 yards away.Kicker Philip Welch capped off the evening with a 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.Coming into the game, Penn State ranked third nationally in scoring defense by allowing just 13 points a game. Entering Saturday, the Nittany Lions hadn’t allowed an opponent to score more than 27 points, but the Badgers put up 28 in the first half alone.“Forty-five points is a lot of points against a good defense,” Bielema said. “That part is what I wish people would hone in on. [Ball and Wilson] aren’t getting these numbers against teams that aren’t particularly good on defense.”last_img read more

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10 months agoNewcastle owner Ashley confident sale date can be met

first_imgNewcastle owner Ashley confident sale date can be metby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United owner Mike Ashley is growing confident of completing the club’s sale before the New Year.The Daily Star says the legal team at law firm Walker Morris, who are working on the sale with Peter Kenyon, have been told that all Christmas leave has been cancelled.It suggests that both parties have thrashed out a deal in principle and are now working on the finer details in readiness for a takeover within the next few weeks.Ashley has publicly stated he wants to sever his links with the club he’s owned for the past 11 years.And the buyers too are keen to get their feet under the table as soon as possible.That is music to the ears of Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, who knows his January spending plans could depend on the sale of the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoArsenal keeper Cech announces retirement

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Cech announces retirementby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will retire at season’s end.The 36-year-old will be out of contract in the summer, but has decided against finding another club.He posted in a message on social media: “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of this season.”Having played 15 years in the Premier League, and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve.”I will continue to work hard at Arsenal and hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.” last_img read more

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JAMPRO Chairman Calls on Producers/Suppliers to Get Involved in Exports

first_img Expo 2013 to be held from October 11 to 13 will showcase a wide range of goods and services Story Highlights The event represents an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of brand Jamaica Expo 2013 will facilitate meaningful interaction between suppliers and institutional buyers Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Milton Samuda, has called on producers and suppliers to sharpen their innovative edge for participation in the export market.“Beyond achieving the levels of productivity to satisfy the domestic market, the primary goal of Jamaican producers should be to expand production into key export markets.  We desperately need to earn foreign exchange. Profitable businesses earning Jamaican dollars only, should look to earning foreign exchange from overseas markets,” Mr. Samuda emphasised.The Chairman was delivering the keynote address at the official launch of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 15th biennial trade show, Expo 2013, at the Secrets Wild Orchid Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, on July 29.The three-day expo, to be held from October 11 to 13 will showcase a wide range of goods and services for the local and international markets. It will be staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre under the theme: ‘Services Globalization … Enabling Business Development’.Mr. Samuda said that companies which do not compromise on quality and demonstrate excellent supply chain reliability will form stronger and more sustained business linkages with buyers.“This again is in keeping with the ethos of planning big and embraces Jamaica’s export sector as a critical component of the engine for national growth. In fulfilling its mandate to stimulate, facilitate and promote the development of trade in key sectors of the economy, JAMPRO will continue to provide practical support,” the Chairman said.“That support consists of a wide range of value-added services for existing and potential exporters, with the aim of increasing their competitiveness and profitability.  Some of these services include: expert trade advice, assistance in becoming registered exporters, obtaining vital market information, and identifying sources of financing to facilitate developmental programmes,” he added.The Chairman pointed out that for the exhibitors who will be participating in Expo 2013, the event represents an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of brand Jamaica’s products and services.“The ‘Buy Jamaica, Build Jamaica’ campaign has long been the mantra of Jamaican manufacturers, but perhaps at no other juncture in Jamaica’s history has support by local consumers and institutional buyers been needed more, to stimulate increased economic activity in the country,” Mr. Samuda said.“It is my hope that Expo 2013 will facilitate meaningful interaction between suppliers and institutional buyers and foster increased exploration of complementarities that will lead to solid business relationships,” the Chairman added.last_img read more

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Dry Run of JUTC Bus Lane Along Mandela Highway

first_img The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, is advising the public that between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, the westbound lanes of the dual carriageway along Mandela Highway will be converted to two-way traffic.This is to facilitate a dry run of a bus lane trial by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). The three-month trial, which gets underway on November 1, will see the JUTC buses travelling along the Nelson Mandela Highway corridor using a designated bus lane.During the three months, the westbound dual carriageway will be converted to two-way traffic from Caymanas Bay to the Plantation Heights entrance from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on weekdays and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the opposite direction.The operation will be supervised jointly by the National Works Agency (NWA), the Transport Authority, the Police Traffic Division and the JUTC.Senior Superintendent of Police, Radcliffe Lewis, informed that the contra-flow lane will be adequately manned by personnel from the Police Traffic Division, who will funnel the buses in and out of the lane. This measure is expected to ease traffic congestion with the removal of the buses from those lanes during peak hour traffic.Marketing and Communications Manager, Clinton Clarke, stated that with the Spanish Town Depot rolling out approximately 110 buses each morning and one bus being approximately three car lengths, the removal of the buses from the rush hour grid should free up the spaces of 67 buses – inclusive of the articulated and bi-articulated units, which represent approximately seven and 10 car lengths respectively – that would have been static in traffic.“This should also cut the travel time of the buses by approximately 45 minutes resulting in a quicker turnaround of buses allowing them to be circulated twice within the peak periods,” he stated.JUTC’s Deputy Managing Director in charge of Operations, Kirk Finnikin, said the agency will assess the operation over the three months, during which it will get feedback from numerous stakeholders on its effectiveness.The period will also be used to measure the impact on traffic, ridership, fuel consumption and bus scheduling.The dry run is for one day only, and is being undertaken during the morning peak hours, after which normal traffic operations will resume. Story Highlights Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, the westbound lanes of the dual carriageway along Mandela Highway will be converted to two-way traffic. The operation will be supervised jointly by the National Works Agency (NWA), the Transport Authority, the Police Traffic Division and the JUTC. This is to facilitate a dry run of a bus lane trial by the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). last_img read more

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Chance Logan Clark GoFundMe Recovery Fund

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 14-year-old Chance Clark, on the morning of January 22nd, 2019 when crossing the intersection of 85th Ave and 86th Street was making his way to school when he was struck by a vehicle.Clark, being admitted to the FSJ Hospital in a critical state, was flown to the Vancouver Children’s Hospital. His injuries would include, shattered femurs, a broken pelvis and multiple broken ribs.According to the GoFundMe set up to help Clark’s recovery, his first surgery on January 24, had to be aborted mid-operation due to respiratory distress. Pins and external braces were temporarily put into place until his condition stabilized. Due to the complications of the first surgery, Clark is slated for another surgery on Tuesday, January 29, where he will have rods installed through the center of his femurs.Clark has been in and out of consciousness since the accident, able to speak to his parents for a few minutes at a time before blacking out again.Until he is further stabilized, doctors are not able to provide a recovery timeline to Clark’s parents. He has undergone 2 CT scans and is presently waiting for his condition to improve to undergo an MRI.The GofundMe goes on to express the driver of the vehicle did the right thing – he immediately called emergency services and stayed with Clark until they arrived. He is cooperating with the police and very remorseful.To view the GoFundMe; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Liquor salesman shot dead for over charging beer by Rs 10

first_imgGreater Noida: Two men allegedly shot dead the salesman at a government liquor shop in Greater Noida after an argument broke out between them for over charging the beer by Rs 10 on Wednesday night.According to police, the deceased identified as Kuldeep (25), a native of Bulandshahr, worked as salesman at a wine shop in Aechhar village near Building Material Market.As per reports, the incident occurred around 9:45 pm when the two men arrived shop to buy wine. “An altercation broke out between Kuldeep and the two accused, identified as Surendra and Raju, following which one of the accused pulled a gun and fired three shots on Kuldeep with two bullets hitting him in chest and abdomen. The accused then fled away from the spot in a car,” said Vineet Jaiswal, SP (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCops said that the argument started as the salesman was charging Rs 10 more than the printed rate on the beer bottle.”An Eyewitness told police that the duo of accused were inebriated and turned violent when there was a difference of Rs 10 in the rate of beer. Police team rushed to the spot after receiving the information and the victim was taken to nearby hospital in Kasna where he was declared brought dead. The body has been sent for the post mortem while we are checking for relevant CCTV footage,” said Ajay Kumar, SHO of Kasna police station. The officer further said that the accused are absconding while an FIR has been registered.last_img read more

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Court stays NBW against Kejriwal, Sisodia, Yogendra

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi Court on Wednesday stayed non-bailable warrants (NBWs) issued against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav in a criminal defamation complaint filed by advocate Surender Kumar Sharma. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal stayed the NBWs against the leaders and listed the matter for further hearing on April 29. The warrants were issued on Tuesday observing that they have failed to appear before the court. Later in the day, Kejriwal’s counsel moved an application seeking the stay. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Sharma alleged that in 2013, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) approached him to contest the Delhi Assembly elections on a party ticket, saying that Kejriwal was pleased with his social services. However, he was later denied the ticket. Sharma claimed that on October 14, 2013 articles in leading newspapers carried “defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused persons” which lowered his reputation in the Bar and the society. Yogendra Yadav was a member of the National Executive of the AAP till 2015, when he quit the party to launch Swaraj India.last_img read more

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Egypt police enter university to confront Islamist demo

first_imgCAIRO – Egyptian police entered Al-Azhar University in Cairo on Wednesday to confront Islamist protesters, the first time security forces have moved on a campus since a 2010 court ruling.The police took the action at the prestigious Islamic university following a request from its administration, the interior ministry said.Students supporting deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi have held regular and sometimes violent protests since the beginning of the school year in September. According to the official MENA news agency, the protesting students had stormed the university’s offices on Wednesday, ransacking them and firing birdshot.Police entered “the Al-Azhar University campus following a request from the university’s head Dr Osama al-Abd to defend lives and public property,” said the interior ministry.The police had obtained permission from the state prosecutor before doing so, it added in a statement.A police general told AFP it was the first time police had entered a university since a 2010 court ruling banned guards belonging to the interior ministry from operating on their grounds.Pressed by police at every turn, Islamists have adopted universities as protest hubs to galvanise their flagging movement four months after the military overthrew Morsi.last_img read more

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