Toby Flood – The England Fly-half

first_img“On the Monday morning before a Test, Johnno is already fired up and he’s having to suppress his passion. It’s nice to know this guy would put his body on the line for us, and we’d do the same.”Flood is now England’s first-choice No 10, but he still has to put up with a huge roar from the crowd every time Jonny Wilkinson runs on to replace him. However, his relationship with the man who was his mentor at Newcastle as well as with England can take the pressure. “With Jonny, I never had a teacher-pupil relationship. Everything was always on a par, because of the way Jonny is – he always asked my opinion, right from the start,” says Flood.“I don’t mind the Twickenham crowd’s reaction. It’s like a celebrity coming onto the pitch. I don’t begrudge anything that comes Jonny’s way. If anyone deserves it for the hours he’s put in, and for the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch towards everyone, it’s Jonny. There’s not an ounce of malice or jealousy in his body. All he wants to do is go out there and be better every day. When I came through as a teenager at Newcastle he showed me exactly how much work I had to put in to achieve.“Maybe one day if I come on with 80 caps under my belt people might give me a half-decent cheer.”Whether England fans are roaring Flood’s name on Sunday 23 October is crucial to the aspirations of the team. If they are, he might well have gone one better than in 2007.This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “The feel of a World Cup is pretty hard to replicate. You feed off the fear, the anxiety and excitement. It’s very special.”After the final whistle sounded at the 2007 World Cup final, I met Toby Flood in the bowels of the Stade de France to pick over England’s 15-6 loss to South Africa, writes Paul Morgan. I joked with him that despite the defeat we may have seen the future of English rugby on the pitch because the finishing back-line had a youthful look about it with Flood, Dan Hipkiss and Mathew Tait all young enough to be around for the next final.History is a cruel master and as it turned out that back-line never played together again. Tait and Hipkiss were cast out by England, but Flood has prospered since that night in Paris and is one of the first names on the team sheet for England in 2011. “I remember sitting on the pitch with Taity after the final and being pretty down, but we looked at each other and vowed to get back there again,” says Flood. “Sadly for Taity his injuries have hampered him.“The feeling at the World Cup, especially in the final two weeks, is pretty hard to replicate. It’s so exciting… you’re not sleeping until 3am but you feed off the fear, the anxiety and the excitement. It’s a massive adrenaline dump when you lose but it’s something very, very special. I consider myself extremely lucky to have played in a World Cup final. It’s a short list of those who have. It would be fantastic to go out to New Zealand and win one, but these are pretty rare and special occasions.”England have made a major change to their World Cup preparation this time. In 2007 they took a hugely inexperienced team on a June tour to South Africa and were hammered (58-10 and 55-22), but this time Flood and his team-mates have enjoyed a hard pre-season before this month’s games against Wales and Ireland.“There is a real club atmosphere this time around,” says Flood, part of an initial 45-man England squad. “And there’s a genuine feeling that no one is guaranteed a spot on the plane to New Zealand. It has been tough and competitive as ultimately 45 doesn’t go into 30. There are a few guys who want to make a mark.“There are big personalities in the squad, of course, but there is no one looking to dominate everyone else. Everyone is accepting of the views of others. All the players are available to help. People get on. It’s odd. You might wish for a couple of idiots you can all pick on, but everyone has been excellent. If we’re going to win the World Cup we all know this will be a 30-man effort. It’s a week after week effort and you can’t keep the same team or you’ll run out of steam by the quarter-finals.”Flood’s place is not in doubt but before getting on the plane, he must negotiate back-to-back matches with Wales and a final rehearsal against Ireland before England leave Blighty for New Zealand.“No one in this camp is calling them warm-up games,” Flood says. “These are very big games. They’re important for the occasion and the knock-on effect for the World Cup.”One big advantage the Class of 2011 have is the presence of England’s, and perhaps the world’s, greatest-ever player in the shape of team manager Martin Johnson. “We all respond to Johnno. He’s a great leader and has spoken fantastically well to us over the years. He believes in what he says and that comes through,” says Flood. “He doesn’t do a huge amount of coaching. That is not his forte. His strength is almost unrivalled rugby understanding and the huge passion he brings to everything he does.center_img Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

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Black History Feature: Thurgood Marshall

first_img TAGSHistory ChannelThurgood Marshall Previous articleOrange County Fire and Rescue launches lifesaving appsNext articleHave you seen this video? Chances are you have… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Marshall blazed a trail in civil rightsFrom the History ChannelThurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was a U.S. Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate. Marshall earned an important place in American history on the basis of two accomplishments. First, as legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he guided the litigation that destroyed the legal underpinnings of Jim Crow segregation. Second, as an associate justice of the Supreme Court–the nation’s first black justice–he crafted a distinctive jurisprudence marked by uncompromising liberalism, unusual attentiveness to practical considerations beyond the formalities of law, and an indefatigable willingness to dissent.Thurgood Marshall Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland, attended that city’s racially segregated public schools, and graduated from Lincoln University. He received his law degree from Howard University where he came under the influence of Charles Hamilton Houston, dean of the law school and a pioneer in the use of litigation as a mode of social reform.Did You Know?Thurgood Marshall argued thirty-two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, more than anyone else in history.Between 1934 and 1961, as an attorney for the NAACP, Marshall traveled throughout the United States, representing all manner of clients whenever a dispute involved questions of racial justice–from trials for common crimes to appellate advocacy raising the most intricate matters of constitutional law. His exploits earned him the appellation “Mr. Civil Rights.” He argued thirty-two cases before the Supreme Court, prevailing in twenty-nine of them. These cases include Smith v. Allwright (1944), which invalidated the so-called white primary (the practice of barring blacks from the Democratic party primary in a state where that party controlled state government), Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), which prohibited state courts from enforcing racially restrictive real estate covenants, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which invalidated state-enforced racial segregation in the public schools.The next stage in Marshall’s career consisted of a series of high-level appointments. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him solicitor general, another racial “first.” And in 1967, President Johnson appointed Marshall to the Supreme Court, declaring that it was “the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man and the right place.”Justice Marshall was an outspoken liberal on a Court dominated by conservatives. In his twenty-four year tenure, he voted to uphold gender and racial affirmative action policies in every case in which they were challenged. He dissented in every case in which the Supreme Court failed to overturn a death sentence and opposed all efforts to narrow or burden the right of women to obtain abortions. No justice has been more libertarian in terms of opposing government regulation of speech or private sexual conduct. Nor has any justice been more egalitarian in terms of advancing a view of the Constitution that imposes positive duties on government to provide certain important benefits to people–education, legal services, access to courts–regardless of their ability to pay for them.center_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Turn2us appoints its first head of fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Turn2us, the charity dedicated to helping people in financial need access the grants and benefits available to them, has appointed Ikram Dahman as its first Head of Fundraising.She has over ten years experience in the voluntary sector with charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and NSPCC. With her corporate partnerships background, she has led on the strategic development and delivery of a number of successful multi-million pound partnerships with some of the UK’s top companies.Turn2us was launched at the House of Commons in October 2007 by its Chief Executive Jolanta Lasota. Its website, which includes a benefits checker, a database of grant-giving charities, and online enquiry and application forms, already receives an average of over half a million hits [sic] each month.www.turn2us.org.uk Howard Lake | 27 June 2008 | News Turn2us appoints its first head of fundraising Tagged with: Management Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

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TCU soccer makes history: A look into their record season

first_imgEarly application submissions rise despite COVID-19 uncertainty Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ ReddIt Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: November 16, 2020Next articleUniversity Recreation and Wellness Promotion Centers support students amid COVID-19 Andre Giammattei Twitter In-depth reportingSportsSoccerTop StoriesTCU soccer makes history: A look into their record seasonBy Andre Giammattei – November 16, 2020 2166 Twitter TCU News Now 4/14/2021 printLoading 50% TCU soccer makes history: A look into their record seasonAfter 34 years of waiting, the Horned Frogs achieved their first conference championship.By André GiammatteiThe TCU women’s soccer team celebrates their victory over West Virginia to clinch their first-ever Big 12 Championship. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer)The TCU women’s soccer team celebrates their victory over West Virginia to clinch their first-ever Big 12 Championship. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer) The clock is ticking down.The score is 1-0 ,and TCU soccer is 10 seconds away from its first conference championship. Fears of COVID-19 seemed forgotten as people crowd onto the benches and stand behind the goal outside the fence surrounding Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. “TEN!” the crowd roars.West Virginia has the ball. Their precious time passes.“EIGHT!” TCU’s bench is ready to storm the field. Coach Eric Bell, who typically stands stoically on the sidelines with his arms folded, is a ball of energy — yelling to his players, waving his arms.“FIVE!”TCU recovers the ball and kicks it away as far as possible. The crowd is on its feet as the ball soars across the field. “THREE! TWO!” “ONE!”The referee blows the whistle. It’s over.Players jump, scream, laugh and cry. Fireworks explode into the night sky, and the Frog horn blares as TCU claims their first ever conference championship in soccer. “It’s a big step for our program, and I’m really proud of the group,” said Bell. “Being able to do it against West Virginia, who has been the perennial power since we’ve been in the league, I would not have had it any other way.” to the 2020 Big 12 soccer champion TCU Horned Frogs! pic.twitter.com/ytSYty78D9— Mark Cohen (@TCUCohen) November 7, 2020 It wasn’t just a dream #GoFrogs #Big12Champions pic.twitter.com/ckoWdVAovn— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) November 7, 2020 Three’s not a crowd. It’s a squad. #SquadGoals #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/hfoPJTohIv— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) November 3, 2020 How do you like our new banner? #GoFrogs | #Big12Champions pic.twitter.com/JYsAr7b6MT— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) November 8, 2020 No matter what angle, it’s a beauty from Grace!!! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/1GCWQUGtbz— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) November 7, 2020 What a night. So proud of this team @TCUSoccer #GoFrogs #TCUSoccer https://t.co/7ZRiSwl7AU— Jeremiah Donati (@JDonati_TCU) November 7, 2020 A pandemic seasonIn a season that only featured conference play because of the coronavirus pandemic, TCU was dominant, reaching new highs as a program. The Frogs achieved their highest ranking in school history.  United Soccer Coaches poll placed the team as No. 3 in the nation, behind perennial powerhouses No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Florida State.Talent, experience and a positive culture were key to TCU women’s soccer achieving their first Big 12 Championship, said Bell.After the season started with a scoreless draw in Waco against Baylor, eight straight victories followed, catapulting the Frogs to their first-ever undefeated season — another notch in the record books. A crucial part of TCU’s success on the field was its defensive prowess with clean sheets, holding their opponents from scoring in seven out of nine matches. Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado and defenders Tijana Duricek and Brandi Peterson started every game in the backline for the Frogs. Alvarado shined with her seven career shutouts this season, increasing her career total to 20. Another record: she’s the goalkeeper with most clean sheets in school history. “Emily’s a fantastic shot stopper,” said Bell. “We count on her to make one or two good saves a game.”Bell said Alvarado’s contributions extended beyond her performances at goal.“Her biggest jump this season has been her communication and her leadership at the back,” Bell said. “That’s been a huge thing for us.”Overall, Bell said the team also did a much better job at keeping possession of the ball.“If they don’t have the ball, they can’t score,” Bell said. “This year we’ve had the ball a lot more. We’re not giving up chances to the other teams, and that’s a credit to the entire team defending.”On the other end of the pitch, the midfielders and forwards in the starting lineup either scored or assisted at least once.Midfielders Gracie Brian and Payton Crews, a sophomore and junior, respectively, each tallied a team-high three assists, all while controlling the tempo through the possession of the ball.Grace Collins, a sophomore forward, was the revelation of the season. She stepped up and took on a larger role, leading the team in scoring with five goals, including game-winners in the last three matches. “I was so hungry to get better,” said Collins. “I really wanted to make an impact and help the team this season, and I am so happy I got to do that.”Bell said, “She played with an edge about herself that I think contributed to her success and ultimately our success.” Overcoming struggles and changesUnder Bell, TCU has become a regular contender in the Big 12.Bell signed as TCU’s head coach in 2012,  the Frogs’ first season in their new conference. That year, TCU finished with a 7-10-4 overall record and won only one game in conference play.Since then, the Frogs have seen significant improvement. They finished third in the Big 12 in both 2017 and 2018 and have finished runner-up in the Big 12 Tournament twice since 2017.On the other hand, making that final step to champion was elusive.Fueled by depth and pride, TCU went against all odds and advanced all the way to the Big 12 Championship in 2019. Nevertheless, their dreams were crushed in the final, falling to No. 21 Kansas 0-1.That was enough to get the Frogs a ticket to the NCAA Tournament — their fourth consecutive appearance — but they fell to Arizona in their first round matchup.Entering the 2020 season, TCU adjusted and changed its formation and style of play. After playing with a 4-4-2 diamond formation during the past couple of years, Bell opted instead for a 4-3-3 with a deep-lying playmaker and explosiveness on the wings.“As we looked at the makeup of our group, this shape fit us the best,” said Bell. “We have weapons all over the place.”The COVID-19 pandemic, with its recommendations and rules about social distancing, complicated things before the season even started. TCU also faced both suspensions and injuries. Captain Yazmeen Ryan suffered an injury that would prevent her from playing the final game against West Virginia.On the other hand, TCU did finish the season without a single positive COVID-19 test, perhaps their biggest accomplishment of the year.“We talked about it at the beginning of the year – what we wanted, what were our goals and what our expectations were – and everyone committed and bought into the process, and now we’re here,” said Alvarado. “I can’t think of another team that deserved it more than mine,” she said. “The dedication and the passion these girls showed every single day made my job easier.”2020 TCU Soccer Starting LineupInfogram The starting 11 for the final game of the season at Garvey Rosenthal Stadium. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer) The starting 11 for the final game of the season at Garvey Rosenthal Stadium. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer) Coach Eric Bell has reshaped TCU soccer and set up the Frogs for years of success. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer)Coach Eric Bell has reshaped TCU soccer and set up the Frogs for years of success. (Jack Wallace/Staff Photographer) Looking aheadNow that they’ve claimed a title, the Frogs have to prove they can maintain that level of play. Bell said he thinks this season has prepared the team for what’s to come.“The more games that we won, the more it feels like the NCAA Tournament, because if you lose, it hurts your opportunity to win the conference championship,” he said.The conference championship marked the end of TCU soccer for the fall, but now, the Frogs will work to make a run at the NCAA Championship set to take place in the spring. “Now the team can refer back to championship moments and when things get tough, they now know they can weather the storm,” said Bell. “They’re champions and they can play like that against anybody in the country.”Most importantly, the program seems poised to continue growing beyond this season.“When I first got here, that’s all we talked about — winning a Big 12 Championship,” said Collins. “Just to have that come true only my second season is so amazing, and I’m so excited for our future.” “Ever since I got here, we have taken huge strides forward,” said Alvarado. “Now that we’re able to consistently beat top teams in the nation, that’s our new standard.”  TopBuilt with Shorthand Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications Linkedin Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Facebook Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ + posts ReddIt Andre Giammatteihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-giammattei/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Andre Giammattei World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU News Now 4/1/2021 TCU changes providers as students cut the cable cordlast_img read more

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Government steps up hounding of private media through new laws and regulations

first_img Organisation RSF_en VenezuelaAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Reporters Without Borders today warned of the dangers of legal changes announced by the government in the past few weeks with the sole aim of punishing media taking an editorial stance contrary to government aims. Privately-owned news channel Globovisión, which is already facing five separate proceedings threatening its terrestrial broadcasts is now at risk of even more imminent loss of its frequency concession that was due to run until 2013.Minister of Public Works and Housing, Diosdado Cabello – who controls the Venezuelan Communications Authority (Conatel) – said on 9 July that the state was planning to recover the administration of 50% of the channel’s licence, as one of the franchise holders had just died. Receive email alerts News July 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government steps up hounding of private media through new laws and regulations August 25, 2020 Find out more News “Does the Bolivarian government seriously believe there will be general acceptance of its policy of obstructing or censoring media that are not compliant enough for its liking?” the worldwide press freedom organisation asked. “Does it really think its citizens are not sufficiently adult to form their own opinions?“These legal manoeuvres are supposed to ‘protect the mental health’ of the people. Regulations and laws changed or reinterpreted by a government to impose what it sees as the only possible media truth are just the instruments of an ideological crusade that is already well under way”, it said. “We urge the government to shelve steps contrary to fundamental constitutional principles and inter-American jurisprudence on freedom of expression.”, it concluded.If it loses its terrestrial concession, Globovisión can continue broadcasts on cable as does Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) which failed to get its terrestrial frequency renewed in May 2007. However the two channels will not escape broadcasting President Hugo Chávez’s “cadenas” – speeches of indeterminate length that all terrestrial outlets must air at the same time. Under the Law on Social Responsibility in Radio and Television (Resorte), cable channels have to show that more than 70% of their production is of foreign origin to get out of the “cadenas”. Globovisión, which has been accused of “media terrorism” by the head of state’s supporters, is the target of a vilification campaign echoed by some public media. A massive review of the legality of broadcasts by 240 radio stations was begun on 17 July 2009, affecting 40% of the radio landscape. Closure of frequencies deemed illegal would be accompanied by seizure of broadcast equipment and a five-year broadcast ban. Despite protests from Venezuela’s Radio Chamber, the minister, Diosdado Cabello ruled out any consultation with the radio sector which he referred to as “oligarchic“. Media representatives cannot even publicly defend their case and the criteria for frequency review have not been made public. “Radio is one of the few places where the Revolution has not made itself felt”, the minister said.The Attorney General, Luisa Ortega Díaz, on 3 July called on the National Assembly to adopt a law punishing “media crimes”, in cases where the media provoked “anxiety, concern and panic” within the country’s population. This announcement followed the broadcast of community messages in favour of private property on privately-owned Venevisión, Televen, Globovisión, Meridiano TV and on Onda 107.9 and Fiesta 106.5 radio.(Photo : AFP) to go further VenezuelaAmericas Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela January 13, 2021 Find out more News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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‘Precious Lives Have Been Lost’: Madras High Court Calls For Law To Regulate Online Gambling

first_imgNews Updates’Precious Lives Have Been Lost’: Madras High Court Calls For Law To Regulate Online Gambling Sparsh Upadhyay5 Nov 2020 1:41 AMShare This – xThe Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) remarked that “it is disheartening to note that several precious lives have been lost due to Online Gambling”.The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi was hearing a Writ Petition which was filed seeking issuance of a Writ of Mandamus to direct the official respondents to take appropriate action to…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?LoginThe Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) remarked that “it is disheartening to note that several precious lives have been lost due to Online Gambling”.The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi was hearing a Writ Petition which was filed seeking issuance of a Writ of Mandamus to direct the official respondents to take appropriate action to ban Online Rummy hosted by the seventh respondent and others.The Court went on to take judicial notice of the media reports on the number of persons died due to Online Gambling.The Court said,”Several youths, involved in Online Gambling, lost money and were unable to pay the debts which have been raised for Online Gambling and on account of that have also taken extreme step of committing suicide. It is reported Rs.25,000 Crores is involved in Online Gambling and wide publicity is being given to this killer gambling roping in celebrities which is one of the reasons for the popularity of the games.”Considering the seriousness of the issue involved in the writ petition, the Court suo motu impleaded “the Chief Executive Office (TORF), the Online Rummy Federation of India” as the eighth respondent.The Court further remarked,”This Court hopes that appropriate, adequate and immediate measures including bringing legislation to prohibit or regulate Online Gambling would be taken by the Government before the next hearing in order to ensure that no precious life hereinafter will be lost.”The Order in the Case of ‘D. Siluvai Venance v. State’ (Madras HC)It may be noted that on 24th July, 2020, Justice B. Pugalendhi, while disposing of Crl.O.P. (MD) No.6568 of 2020 [D. Siluvai Venance v. State], went into detail as to how Online Gambling, in the name of online games, is causing loss of lives and insisted on the necessity to regulate the programmes on par with the Telangana State Government, wherein Online Gambling has been banned.It may be noted that the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court in the above-stated matter (D. Siluvai Venance v. State) had stressed upon the urgent need to address and regulate “online games” such as rummy, bridge, nap, poker, etc. that are luring unemployed youth to bet their money.”Not only in the State of Tamil Nadu, but also in the entire Country, such online games…are mushrooming and there are so many advertisements appearing in almost all the social media and websites. It appears these advertisements are mostly targeting the unemployed youth, inducing them to play such games, on the pretext of earning money comfortably from their home,” the bench comprised of Justice B.Pugalendhi had observed.On being informed that there was no rule to regulate and license online skill games at present, the bench had said,”This Court hopes and trusts that this Government shall take note of the present alarming situation and pass suitable legislation, thereby, regulating and controlling such online gaming through license…Needless to say that if the government intends to pass legislation in this regard, all the stakeholders should be put in the notice and their views should be ascertained.”Gujarat High CourtSimilarly, an issue was raised before the Gujarat High Court and the First Bench of Gujarat High Court in R/Writ Petition (PIL) No.146 of 2020, by order dated 29.09.2020, had directed the State of Gujarat to deal with the Online Games involving gambling appropriately.The Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala had directed the State Government to consider a PIL, seeking regulation of online gambling, as a representation, and do the needful in the “larger public interest”.”We direct the State of Gujarat to consider this writ application as a representation. If online games involve gambling and if they are being played in the State of Gujarat, then it is expected of the State to deal with the same appropriately as gaming is a subject matter of List II of the Schedule VII of the Constitution of India,” the Bench had observed.Madras High Court notice to Virat Kohli, Saurav Ganguly and othersNotably, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday (03rd November) issued notices to Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli and BCCI Chief and former Indian Cricket Team captain Sourav Ganguly, for their involvement in online sports app advertisements.The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi has also issued the notices to actors Prakash Raj, Tammana Bhatia among others.Notably, this order came in a Petition, which has been moved in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court by one Mohammed Rizvi through Advocate K. Neelamegamn Thuja alleging that after losing money in such apps, some youth died by suicide in various parts of India.Delhi High CourtAlso, last month, the Delhi High Court directed the Union Of India & Delhi Government to treat a petition filed against online gambling, as a representation and decide the grievances ventilated in the petition, as narrated in detail in the writ petition.The Bench of Chief Justice D. N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan had directed the respondents (UOI & Delhi High Court) to decide the representation in accordance with law, rules, regulations and government policies applicable to the facts of the case, as early as possible and practicable.Click here to download the orderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Special meeting held in Derry to discuss problems in St Columb’s Park

first_img Twitter Previous article2016 Joule Donegal International Rally to be launched tonightNext article1916 Garden to open in Ballymacool park this evening admin By admin – June 3, 2016 Facebook A meeting has taken place in Derry to discuss ongoing issues affecting St Columb’s Park in Derry.Council members and officials, community representatives and the PSNI met to discuss the anti-social behaviour, alcohol consumption and criminal incidents taking place in the park, with reports that there’s been an escalation in the problem over recent weeks.The meeting was convened by the City Centre Manager.All attendees at the meeting agreed that many of the incidents are alcohol related and supported the call for police to prioritise the area over the coming weeks as a matter of urgency and to allocate the necessary resources to prevent any reoccurrence.Concerns were raised that the ongoing issues in and around the park, especially during the current sunny weather, has impacted negatively on the safety of park users and local residents.Those attending agreed to request that the park and the surrounding areas is treated as a high priority by PSNI and its partners and is resourced accordingly.It was also requested that the PSNI check those entering the park for alcohol and seize alcohol from anyone drinking in the park.A spokesperson for the group confirmed that the relevant bodies would continue to work in partnership with PSNI and support their actions to ensure that the park and the surrounding area remains a shared space for everyone to enjoy. Pinterest Special meeting held in Derry to discuss problems in St Columb’s Park Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life center_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

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Kreis: Untreatable heart condition took daughter

first_imgLatest Stories When Patty Kreis talks about the work being done by the American Heart Association, her eyes get misty. She can’t help but think, “if only …”Patty Kreis lost her daughter Lee Ann Kreis to a heart condition on June 30, 1992. She was 13 years old.“The doctors in Birmingham had told us they were going to bring Lee back in three to six months and fix her, but her heart just wore out,” Kreis said. “If Lee had been born today, her heart could be fixed. But in 1979, no one knew how to fix her.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Lee Ann Kreis was born with a hole in her heart and a valve that sent the blood flow in the wrong direction.Less than a week after she was born, her parents were told to go home and pack and prepare for their baby’s surgery.“Over the years, Lee had several surgeries to put in shunts,” Kreis said. “When she was in fourth grade, a Blalock shunt was put in and, for the first time, Lee’s coloring was pink, normal. The blue tint was gone. We felt good about her.” When Lee was in fifth grade, two rods were inserted in her back to help correct a scoliosis condition.“She had many catherizations over the years where balloons were blown up to help the blood flow,” Kreis said. “We always had hope that Lee’s condition could be fixed. And, we were close. Three to six months. That’s what the doctors said.”On the day of Lee Ann Kreis’ death, she was feeling good and there was no indication that anything was wrong. Then she collapsed. Her heart had given out.“When Lee was born, the doctors didn’t know any way to repair her heart,” Kreis said. “Today, babies born with that condition have a chance because doctors know to fix those holes. That’s why I’m passionate about my support of the Pike County Heart Walk and the American Cancer Society. If we don’t support heart research, nothing more is going to be fixed. Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Kreis: Untreatable heart condition took daughter Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 11:00 pm Friday, February 7, 2014 Print Article You Might Like Draft beer proposal gains momentum Lyndsay Taylor hears the same question every week. Out-of-towners ask the co-owner of Sips on the Square for draft beer…. read more Sponsored Content Email the author “Just think about it. A cure has been found for polio and for many cancers. We’ve got vaccines for chicken pox and shingles. If it weren’t for research we wouldn’t have these things. Research takes time and it’s not cheap. It’s very expensive but it’s the only way that we can find cures for heart disease, cancer and other diseases and find ways to prevent diseases. It’s the only way.”If Lee Ann Kreis had lived three to six months longer, she would be 35 years old on June 30, 2014.“Cures can be even closer than that,” Kreis said. “That’s why it’s so important to give to research into anything you’re passionate about. Help any way you can. I’m passionate about heart research because heart disease took the life of my little girl.”The Pike County Heart Walk will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Troy Sportsplex.Everyone is invited to help find a cure for heart disease by supporting the Heart Walk and the American Cancer Society. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

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Lifeguard recalls his own dangerous ride on deadly water slide that killed boy: ‘We never stopped’

first_imgABC News (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — About a year before a 10-year-old Kansas boy was killed in 2016 on a water slide, lifeguard Nathan Campbell experienced firsthand just how dangerous the ride was, he said.Campbell, 20, was a lifeguard at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City the summer Caleb Schwab was killed on the ride, called Verruckt, and was among a group asked in 2015 to volunteer one morning to do test runs on the attraction, he told ABC News.“Every morning before the park opened, lifeguards had to test the ride three times and the first two times we rode it everything went well,” Campbell said.But on the third test run, something went wrong, he said. The rubber raft he and another lifeguard were strapped into failed to slow down as it reached the run-off pool at the bottom of the 17-story slide.“The brakes just didn’t work, so we never stopped,” Campbell said.He said the raft slammed into a concrete wall at the end of the run-off pool.“We kept going, hit a wall and flipped,” Campbell said. “I mean, it was going pretty fast. It wasn’t a hard hit, but it wasn’t quite a soft hit as well.”He told ABC News the crash left him with minor back injuries that didn’t require medical treatment but nonetheless he was afraid to ever go on the Verruckt again.ABC News has reached out to Schlitterbahn regarding Campbell’s allegations but did not immediately hear back.“Nobody ever followed up,” said Campbell.On Monday, Jeffrey Henry, 62, co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment stemming from the Aug. 7, 2016, death of Caleb Schwab on Verruckt. Henry’s business partner, John Schooley, was indicted on the same charges and Tyler Austin Miles, the water park’s former operations director, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, among many other charges.Henry appeared briefly today in a court in Cameron County, Texas, where he was arrested on Wednesday. His attorney asked a judge to set bond for Henry.An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges Henry and Schooley designed the water slide without any certifiable expertise and constructed it in violation of “nearly all aspects” of industry safety standards.Investigators said a raft Caleb was in collided with one of a series of metal hoops that held netting over the slide to prevent rafts from going airborne, decapitating the boy. Two women riding with Caleb were also injured; one suffered a fractured jaw bone and the other was left with an orbital bone fracture.The defendants, according to the indictment, also allegedly tried to hide from investigators evidence of at least a dozen other incidents in which passengers were injured on Verruckt leading up to Caleb’s death. The water slide opened to the public in July 2014, the same year it was certified as the world’s tallest by the Guinness Book of World Records.Corporate emails, memos, blueprints, videos, photos and statements from witnesses allegedly showed that “this child’s death and the rapidly growing list of injuries were foreseeable and expected outcomes,” according to the indictment.Among the numerous alleged flaws investigators found with the water slide, the braking system appears to have been a persistent problem that Miles was made well aware of, according to the indictment.“In addition to numerous oral reports, [there were] 21 written staff reports advising Miles that Verruckt’s brake system was in the process of failure…” the indictment reads.“On July 15, 2016, 23 days before the death of [Caleb Schwab], a seasonal manager finally heeded the various reports and flagged the brake system as an urgent priority level 1 maintenance issue. Rides that have priority level 1 maintenance issues are not supposed to operate until the repair has been completed,” the indictment states.“Miles possessed authority to close the Verruckt for this repair, but … staff did not. Miles chose to continue operating Verruckt unceasingly. No repairs were made and the brake was allowed to fail,” the indictment states.But Schlitterbahn Waterpark disputed the accusations in a statement.“The allegation that we operated, and failed to maintain, a ride that could foreseeably cause such a tragic accident is beyond the pale of speculation,” the company said.“The accusation that we withheld information or altered evidence is completely false. We have operated with integrity from day one at the waterpark — as we do throughout our water parks and resorts. We put our guests and employees safety first; and safety and maintenance are at the top of our list of priorities,” the statement added. “… We will be fighting these charges aggressively. We know that Tyler is innocent and that we run a safe operation — our 40 years of entertaining millions of people speaks to that.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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One dead, man in custody after standoff with police at Los Angeles Trader Joe’s

first_imgcarlballou/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A standoff involving dozens of heavily armed officers at a Trader Joe’s where a suspect was barricaded inside has ended with one person dead and the man in custody, the Los Angeles Police Department said.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said one woman was killed inside the store. Police reportedly pulled her from the building, and she was treated on site before being pronounced dead.Dozens of heavily armed officers descended on the Trader Joe’s at Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lakes Saturday afternoon, the department said in a tweet.“An active tac-alert has been declared to ensure all resources necessary will be available,” the LAPD tweeted from its account.The department later said police had been involved in a shooting.“#LAPD Officer Involved Shooting in Northeast Division,” it tweeted, referring to jargon for officers discharging a weapon.KABC TV, an ABC News station, reported that a 20-year-old woman has been hospitalized. Her condition was not immediately clear, the station reported.The department said the teenage suspect shot his grandmother and the 20-year-old woman at a home. He then took the woman with him in his grandmother’s car.Police spotted the vehicle shortly afterwards, at which point the pursuit began.President Trump tweeted about the standoff Saturday evening.“Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very closely,” he tweeted. “Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D. working Federal Law Enforcement.”The department said its SWAT team was on scene.“SWAT resources are on scene at the #traderjoes in #Silverlake as we work to bring a swift resolution to this incident,” it tweeted. This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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