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Conditional discharge for cop who sicced police dog on compliant suspect

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario police officer who pleaded guilty to assault after siccing his K9 unit dog on a compliant suspect was granted conditional discharge on Wednesday, as the judge blamed the incident on an “impulsive error in judgment.”Justice Harvey Brownstone said the officer had taken responsibility for his excessive use of force and had expressed remorse for his actions.“It is abundantly clear that this offence was an isolated incident that arose from an impulsive error in judgment and not by a premeditated act or loss of temper or a personality disorder,” Brownstone said as he delivered the sentence in a Toronto courtroom.Earlier this month, York regional police Const. Michael Partridge admitted his role in the assault on March 30, 2016, that left a man with minor injuries.Partridge was originally charged with assault and assault with a weapon — the weapon being the dog — but he pleaded guilty to one count of assault on the day his trial was scheduled to begin.The Crown had been seeking a conditional three-month sentence with house arrest, while the defence sought a conditional discharge.A surveillance video that captured the incident became a key piece of evidence in the case. The video shows Partridge kicking and punching the suspect while the dog he had released bit and clamped down on the man’s arm.Crown lawyer Peter Scrutton told court the assault lasted for 30 seconds.“It’s just due to luck that this dog bite didn’t cause real injury,” he said.York police had been investigating break-and-enters in the Toronto area and wanted to arrest three men following one alleged break-in at a home in Brampton, Ont.They followed the men to downtown Toronto and were met by city police.Around 3:30 p.m., one of the suspects was arrested after he walked out of a condominium and a subsequent search revealed a baggy with loose ammunition.Partridge was there with his police dog, Lex, to help if needed. Officers spotted two other suspects, who bolted with police following, court heard.One officer ran after one of the suspects who eventually stopped running and lay face down in an alley. Partridge and his dog were well behind in the chase.The suspect, Median Jackson, is seen in surveillance video lying on the ground for about two minutes as an officer stands nearby waiting for someone to arrive with handcuffs, court heard.Partridge did not know the suspect was on the ground obeying the officer’s orders when he yelled out “Police, K9, you’re under arrest, come out,” court heard.Almost immediately, Partridge released the dog before he knew Jackson’s whereabouts. The dog bit down on Jackson’s arm and began thrashing its head back and forth, video evidence showed.“He was too hasty in siccing the dog on the suspect,” the judge said.Court heard Wednesday that it was the first time Partridge had released his dog during his nine months in the K9 unit.“Clearly this incident indicates a need for more thorough and intensive training in the use of police dogs in such circumstances as well as in the procedures that officers should resort to when pursuing and apprehending suspects resisting arrest,” Brownstone said.“It is hoped all police officers can learn from this incident in order to prevent recurrence.”York police did not agree with the judge.“In our respectful opinion, Const. Partridge engaged in a course of conduct that was contrary to the training he received as a member of York Regional Police,” Chief Eric Jolliffe said in a statement.Toronto police opened an investigation into the arrest and eventually laid the charges late last year.Police charged Jackson with one count of break and enter and breach of probation, but both were later dropped due to Partridge’s actions.Partridge still faces three allegations of misconduct under the Police Services Act and remains suspended with pay until the case is heard.The judge ordered Partridge 12 months probation and to participate in training programs. He will not have a criminal record.Outside court, Partridge’s lawyer, William MacKenzie, said his client feels bad about the incident, but wants to return to the force and continue his career.“With the benefit of hindsight, it was unnecessary, but certainly in the circumstances it was, from my perspective, understandable,” he said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version carried incorrect attribution for a quote from the chief of York regional police.last_img read more

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Canada to send hundreds of observers to Ukraine presidential election

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first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Press has learned that Canada is planning to send hundreds of election observers to Ukraine to prevent Russian meddling in its March 2019 presidential elections.Government officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say as many as 500 monitors could be sent in missions run by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe as well as a separate mission organized between Ukraine and Canada.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau are announcing the $24-million contribution that will also support electoral reforms, gender equality and inclusive governance in Ukraine.Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada told The Canadian Press recently that his country is convinced it will face Russian interference in the upcoming presidential ballot.Andriy Shevchenko also says the recent Russian seizure of three Ukrainian ships and their two dozen sailors in the Kerch Strait last month is another attempt to destabilize Ukraine ahead of the election.Freeland, who is at OSCE meetings in Milan, said that Canada is a steadfast partner of Ukraine, and that electoral observation missions are key to strengthening democratic institutions.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rush documentary to open in Canada on Nov 3

By on October 15, 2019

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO — A documentary on the Canadian rock legends that make up Rush, narrated by actor Paul Rudd, will screen in Canadian cinemas next month. Advertisement The doc is an intimate look at the band’s “R40” tour — which is possibly their last — and also profiles their relationship with their fans. Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Music publishing and rights management company ole says “Rush: Time Stand Still” will screen in over 50 Cineplex and Landmark theatre locations from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10. Tickets go on sale on Friday.last_img read more

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New allegations that Colombia prosecutor covered up bribes

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgBOGOTA — A dramatic recording from beyond the grave is feeding allegations that Colombia’s chief prosecutor tried to cover up bribery payments that were part of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal. It’s prompting calls for his resignation.Nestor Martinez was a legal counsel to a banking group when the recording was made. It shows him browbeating an auditor who reported finding likely bribe payments in a $2 billion highway project.The Noticias Uno television program says auditor Jorge Pizano gave it the recording on the condition it not be aired until his death. Authorities initially said Pizano died last week of a heart attack. But that’s under review because Pizano’s son died soon after from exposure to cyanide contained in a bottle of flavoured water found on his father’s desk.Joshua Goodman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Russell one of the most powerful hitters I have seen, says Kallis

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgKolkata: Iconic all-rounder and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Jacques Kallis on Monday said that Andre Russell was one of the most powerful hitters he has seen. KKR rode on Russell’s whirlwind unbeaten 19-ball 49 to chase down a 182-run target to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Russell walked in to bat when KKR had just lost the set Nitish Rana (68) and still needed 68 off 27 balls. The big-hitting Caribbean all-rounder first hit Siddharth Kaul for 19 runs in the 18th over and smashed 21 more off death-over specialist Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 19th to steer KKR home with two balls to spare. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”In terms of finishing, he is one of the most powerful hitters that I have seen,” Kallis told reporters at the Jadavpur University second campus ground. AKKR had an optional training session on Monday which was attended by those who did not feature in Sunday’s game. A”It was a good knock. He timed it well. And there were issues, the light wasn’t incredible. But it was some of the best ball striking I have seen in a long time,” said the former South Africa all-rounder. KKR will next take on Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday, a team that boasts of Chris Gayle. Asked to compare Russell with Gayle, Kallis said: “He is certainly up there. It’s a very different role when you are batting down the order at No. 6, 7 or 8 as compared to to facing the new ball. So it’s difficult to compare new ball batters with old ball batsmen.” On Sunday, Sunil Narine picked up an injury on the field and could not open the batting, prompting Nitish Rana to come up the order.last_img read more

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Setback for Hardik as Supreme court declines urgent hearing on his plea

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first_imgNew Delhi: In a setback to Congress leader Hardik Patel, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to accord urgent hearing to his plea seeking stay on his conviction in the 2015 rioting case.The denial virtually dashed his hopes of contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Gujarat’s Jamnagar constituency as the last date for filing nominations for all the 26 Parliamentary seats in the state is April 4, and the polling is scheduled for April 23. The apex court questioned Patel’s counsel for filing the plea belatedly and said there was no urgency to list the matter as the Gujarat High Court had declined to stay his conviction in August last year. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Patel joined the Congress on March 12 and failed to get relief on March 29 from the high court which dismissed his application seeking stay on the conviction in the case in which he was sentenced to two year jail term. Under the election law — The Representation of the People Act 1951, and a related Supreme Court judgement — a convict facing a jail term of two years or more cannot contest polls unless the conviction is stayed. Patel, 25, moved the apex court on Monday challenging the Gujarat High Court order. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOn Tuesday, his plea was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. Refusing to accord urgent hearing on the petition, the bench, also comprising Justices M M Shantanagoudar and Navin Sinha, said: “The order was passed in August 2018. What is the urgency now?” In July last year, Patel was sentenced to two year jail by a sessions court at Visnagar in Mehsana district for rioting and arson during the Patidar quota stir which he led. The high court in August 2018 had suspended his sentence but not the conviction. “What were you doing since August last year? Why did you not challenge it then? And now you suddenly wake up and want an urgent hearing. If you cannot help yourself, we also cannot help you,” the bench told his counsel. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for Gujarat, also questioned the delay in filing the petition and said the high court had passed an order in August last year but Patel has “suddenly realised that he will contest elections”. Patel’s counsel said that it was on March 29 this year that the high court refused to stay his conviction in the case. He sought urgent listing of his plea saying the last date of filing nomination for the polls was April 4.last_img read more

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Death toll in Indonesian quake rises to 64 UN reports

By on October 11, 2019

4 September 2009Humanitarian AidThe death toll from the massive earthquake which struck Indonesia earlier this week has risen to 64, with dozens of others believed to be missing, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported today. Wednesday’s tremors reached 7.3 on the Richter scale when they struck the Tasikmalaya district of West Java, uprooting over 25,000 people in seven districts. Over 2,300 people left their homes in Central Java’s Cilacap district, according to information received by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).More than 50,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged by the quake, and people are seeking refuge in makeshift tents near their ruined homes and living with relatives.Relief is being provided by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and the Indonesian Government, which has put forward $500,000 to respond to the emergency.OCHA and Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) will chair a meeting tomorrow in Bandung, the capital of West Java province, to finalize the results of a fact-finding mission dispatched yesterday to the areas hardest-hit by the earthquake.The UN assessment team – consisting of representatives from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), the World Bank and OCHA – visited Tasikmalaya, South Bandung, Garut and Bandung districts yesterday and stopped at the other affected districts of Ciamis and Cianjur today.The BNPB has reported that local and national authorities have the resources to respond to the crisis, OCHA added. read more

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Annan holds very good talks with Chinas President Hu

By on October 6, 2019

“I had a very good discussion with the President,” Mr. Annan told reporters following the meeting. “We talked about Iraq, Afghanistan, African-Chinese cooperation and the President’s visit to Africa, where he will be heading from France.”The two leaders also covered “UN reform, and China’s role in the UN and in international affairs,” the Secretary-General added.He said President Hu expressed strong support for the UN, “the work we do and the need to adapt it and make it stronger.”Mr. Annan also accepted the President’s invitation to China and asked him to attend the General Assembly this year.The Secretary-General then traveled to Brussels where he held talks with several senior European Union (EU) officials and Foreign Minister Brian Cowen of Ireland, which currently holds the EU Presidency.He first met one-on-one with European Commission President Romano Prodi, and then with the EU College of Commissioners for an exchange on the EU’s relations with the UN, UN reform, the Doha round of trade negotiations, the fight against AIDS and a number of European matters.Over a working lunch, they discussed migration – the subject of a major speech that the Secretary-General is scheduled to deliver tomorrow – as well as Cyprus, Iraq, the Middle East, Iran, Afghanistan and other conflict zones.Speaking to the press later, Mr. Annan praised the EU’s belief in effective multilateralism and its decision to support his panel of eminent persons that will look at the new threats and challenges facing the world and how to devise a collective response.Asked if he saw evidence of a change in the security situation in Iraq, from where he withdrew most international staff after August’s terror bombing of the UN’s Baghdad headquarters, he replied: “Let me be quite honest and clear. We are still concerned about security… We are preparing ourselves to be able to go back, but security will be determinant.”Later today, Mr. Annan will meet with Javier Solana, EU High Representative for Common and Security Policy, and in the evening, he is scheduled to attend a dinner hosted in his honor by Chris Patten, an EU commissioner. read more

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Ban lauds Nicaraguas forwardlooking energy policy during daylong visit

By on October 2, 2019

“Renewable energy is important to promoting sustainable development – this is the golden thread in achieving sustainable development in the social, economic and environmental areas,” Mr. Ban noted in remarks at a press encounter with President Daniel Ortega in the capital, Managua.During his meeting with the President, Mr. Ban praised Nicaragua’s commitment to renewable energy, taking note of the country’s goal of having 97 per cent of its energy come from renewable sources by the year 2028.The Secretary-General and Mr. Ortega visited the Camilo Ortega Wind Park in Rivas, a project that represents almost one quarter of Nicaragua’s capacity to generate wind power. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions – at least 100,000 tons of CO2 each year.“Modern energy really is the key to changing people’s lives,” Mr. Ban said during his visit to the wind farm. “It can enhance the quality of life and it can effectively be used to promote human dignity. And it can also contribute to stemming violence.“First of all, clinics and hospitals can be much more effective in saving lives. When the streets are lit, fully lit during the night, it can reduce violence against women. Children can study at night.”The Secretary-General recalled his Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. Launched in 2011, the initiative has three goals: attain universal access by 2030; improve efficiency of energy and cut waste; and increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.In addition to the country’s efforts in the area of sustainable development, Mr. Ban noted that Nicaragua is an important Member State of the UN and has been playing a vital role for peace and development in several regional and global organizations. read more

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The Silly Way Coaches Wins Are Counted

By on September 30, 2019

If his Spurs win Wednesday, Gregg Popovich will reach a coaching milestone: 1,150 career wins. Or, if you look at it another (admittedly kookier) way, he could record his 23,787th win.Popovich reached a different sort of milestone Monday: his 1,000th career regular-season win as head coach. Although several NBA players, including LeBron James, congratulated him on the achievement, Pop’s reaction was subdued. Perhaps that’s because he remembers that he really won his 1,000th game more than two years ago — on Jan. 25, 2013, against Dallas. That night, he won his 882nd regular-season game, to go with 118 playoff wins to that point — although coverage of the game suggests that few did the arithmetic at the time. (An ill Popovich wasn’t even there to celebrate, although the game still counts in his ledger because he remained the team’s head coach.)The standard across most North American professional team sports is to omit playoff accomplishments from career totals even though postseason performance is much more important than regular-season feats for winning titles.1College stats typically include postseason numbers. The typical reason given for doing this with player stats is that players can’t choose their teammates. Charles Barkley isn’t any less great for not winning a title — it says more about his teams. It’s not Ernie Banks‘s fault that he didn’t make the playoffs, so he shouldn’t fall behind Gary Sheffield on the career home-run list. Or so the thinking goes.Even if that argument holds for players, though, it’s a lot shakier for coaches. The whole notion of counting their wins, and celebrating when that count reaches a nice round number, implicitly credits the coaches for the sum of their players’ accomplishments (however flawed that idea is; in Popovich’s case, it does seem like he deserves quite a bit of credit). If coaches get the credit for regular-season wins, then surely they should also get credit for the postseason wins those regular-season wins make possible. By that math, Popovich falls a bit further behind Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, the two other most successful coaches in modern NBA history; each has more playoff wins than Popovich’s 149, earned along the way to five titles.If we’ve convinced you that playoff wins should count toward a coach’s career total, then perhaps you’ll walk with us a little further down this plank. Surely playoff wins shouldn’t only count alongside regular-season wins but should count more than them. Most NBA executives, coaches and players would agree — and perhaps few would agree more than Popovich, whose reputed coaching style is to use the first half of the regular season to test lineups and try out new players, rather than, say, to win as many games as possible.So just how much more should a playoff win count? A whole lot more, by our calculations. For every playoff game since 1984, we calculated how much that game’s outcome swung the teams’ chances of winning the title, relative to an average regular-season game.2Similar to what we did for our post about Tom Brady’s accomplishments, we used the number of teams in the NBA each season, the number of playoff teams and the length of the schedule to determine how much the average regular-season game changed an average team’s championship probability. For instance, in 2013-14, there were 30 NBA teams, so each started with a 1-in-30 — or 3.3 percent — chance of winning the title. After the regular season, 16 teams’ chances rose to 1-in-16 (6.3 percent) and 14 teams’ odds fell to zero. That means the average NBA game last season moved a team’s championship needle either up or down by just 0.04 percentage points. So, for instance, Game 3 of last June’s NBA Finals counted as much as about 487 regular-season games in terms of championship impact, while Game 4 of Miami’s sweep of Charlotte was worth just 15 regular-season games.Add up the regular-season value of Popovich’s playoff wins, and you’ll find that they were worth 22,786 regular-season wins — or nearly 23 times as much as the sum total of his 1,000 regular-season wins. That’s pretty impressive, but he and his players have some work to do to catch Jackson and Riley, who top all coaches whose first playoff appearance was in or after the 1984 postseason. COACHREGULARSEASON WINSPLAYOFF WINS(REG SEASONEQUIVALENT)TOTAL Doc Rivers67810,42511,103 George Karl1,1319,09410,225 Pat Riley1,21031,43032,640 We don’t really mean that Popovich has won 23,786 regular-season games. It would be just as accurate to say that in the regular season, he has won 6.5 playoff games since his average playoff win counted for about 150 regular-season wins. A playoff win isn’t the same as a regular-season win, but that’s not a good enough reason not to include them when summing and assessing a coach’s accomplishments. These calculations show just how much of a coach’s value comes after his wins stop counting. The regular-season wins reflect a coach’s longevity. (“The time, that’s the most important element,” Popovich said Monday. “You have to be around for a while, I guess.”) The playoff wins reflect his true value — and that of his players. Rudy Tomjanovich52710,34510,872 Phil Jackson1,15545,59246,747 Chuck Daly63813,76114,399 Rick Adelman1,0429,68110,723 Gregg Popovich1,00022,78623,786 Erik Spoelstra33612,69213,028 read more

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Ohio State freshman golfer qualifies for 2014 US Womens Open

By on September 28, 2019

Ohio State freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik watches her ball at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational April 20 in Columbus.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik is headed to the U.S. Women’s Open.Porvasnik, who was the 2014 Big Ten individual champion, qualified for the 2014 championship during a qualification tournament at the Butler Country Club in Butler, Pa., Monday.She qualified by shooting back-to-back rounds of 73 to become one of 156 golfers competing at the U.S. Open. Porvasnik forged her path to the tournament as one of the record-high 1,702 entries.Porvasnik, a Hinckley, Ohio, native, is the best on her team with a 73.33 scoring average in 36 rounds this season. She has fired off two rounds in the 60s, with a low of 65, and eight total rounds under par.She has been the only Buckeye to win a tournament this season, finishing first twice, including at the Big Ten Championships. She has finished in the top five four times and the top 10 on two additional occasions.The OSU women’s golf team tied for fifth at the NCAA Central Regional Saturday, before Porvasnik made her U.S. Open qualification run. The team qualified for the NCAA Championship, which is scheduled for May 20 to May 23 in Tulsa, Okla.Porvasnik won’t be the first Buckeye to take on the U.S. Open. OSU coach Therese Hession played in seven U.S. Women’s Opens during her time on the LPGA Tour, and former Buckeye golfer Meg Mallon won the tournament in 1991 and 2004, also winning the LPGA Championship in 1991 and the du Maurier Classic in 2000.The 2014 U.S. Women’s Open is scheduled to be played at Pinehurst No. 2 at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club from June 19 to June 22 in Pinehurst, N.C., following the men’s tournament, set to be played at the same course June 12 to June 15. read more

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Unseen footage of Beatles found lying in drawer after 52 years expected

By on September 25, 2019

first_imgPolice presence outside as the Beatles play in Montreal on September 8 1964 Credit:PA The rare unseen colour cine film of The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 due to be auctioned for £10,000 Previously unseen footage of the Beatles performing on their first north American tour is expected to sell for more than £10,000 at an auction. Ringo Starr and George Harrison from The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 Credit:PA Police presence outside as the Beatles play in Montreal on September 8 1964  The 8mm film is from the band’s performance in Montreal, Canada in September 1964 and shows rare colour footage of the Fab Four backstage. The event is being held in Warrington on March 18.Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “This is an incredible find of great historical importance as there is no known footage from this performance, together with the fact that it is so clear and in colour, which is rare for the early 60s.” Filmed by the father of one of The Four Frenchmen, who were supporting the Beatles, the film also shows part of their performance and a press conference after the show.The 10-minute recording also reveals a heavy police presence after death threats had been made towards drummer Ringo Starr.center_img footage from a rare unseen colour cine film of Paul McCartney from The Beatles backstage after playing in Montreal on September 8 1964  It was discovered by the cameraman’s grandson, Ron Notarangelo, after his grandfather recently passed away.The sale of the colour cine footage is part of Omega Auctions’ annual Beatles auction. A rare unseen colour cine film of Paul McCartney from The Beatles backstage after playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 Credit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Ringo Starr and George Harrison from The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964  The rare unseen colour cine film of The Beatles playing in Montreal on September 8 1964 due to be auctioned for £10,000Credit:PAlast_img read more

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Legal loophole that allowed Anjem Choudary to leave jail early will be

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Anjem Choudary, pictured wearing a tag in London on SundayCredit:Steve Finn Professor Anthony Glees, director of Buckingham University’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, said he could not understand the logic of allowing someone like Choudary, who had expressed no contrition, to be freed.“He is a clear and present danger. I don’t think the government has got the focus on these surgical issues of national security or the focus to find the time to correct their own mistakes,” he said.“I don’t have much confidence that Mr Wallace, for all his strengths, can move this great hulking container ship of parliament at the moment.“Unfortunately, the shire horse of jihadism has bolted.” Anjem Choudary pictured on Sunday in London Failure to do so was described as “catastrophic”.Nikita Malik, director of the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism told the Telegraph: “It’s welcome that the Government is acting now but the horse has already bolted. The Government should have closed this loophole years ago – if they had, Choudary would still have years on his sentence to serve. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The legal loophole that allowed Anjem Choudary to walk free from jail just halfway through his sentence will be closed, Ben Wallace, the security minister, has said.The Home Office will ensure that jihadists convicted of “inviting” support for terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) will no longer be eligible for such an early release, he promised.However, there were warnings on Sunday night that the announcement was too little too late.Mr Choudary, the notorious Islamist hate preacher, was released on Friday after serving just half of his five-and-a-half-year sentence.He is subjected to strict bail conditions which will lapse when his licence period ends in two-and-a-half years’ time, leaving him a free man.Had the loophole been closed earlier, Choudary would likely have been taken “out of action” for up to 15 years with an extended licence period, experts said. Anjem Choudary pictured on Sunday in LondonCredit:Steve Finn “Terrorism is just as serious as violent or sexual offending and should have been treated as such”When Mr Justice Holroyde sentenced Choudary in September 2016, he said: “You show no remorse at all for anything you have said or done, and I have no doubt you will continue to communicate your message whenever you can.”Yet he said he had no power to impose an extended sentence.Bringing the offence of inviting support for terrorist groups within the scope of the Extended Determinate Sentence programme, would allow a “dangerous” offender to be kept inside jail beyond the halfway point of his tariff.Choudary would have had to convince the parole board he was a reformed character and taken part in all the relevant prison training courses even to be considered for early release. Anjem Choudary, pictured wearing a tag in London on Sunday The 51-year-old father-of-five, was spotted smiling yesterday (SUN) morning, his electronic tag visible around his right ankle, as he stepped out of a bail hostel in north London.It is feared he has no intention of giving up his support for Isil.It was last week claimed that he had refused to engage in deradicalisation programmes in jail.And in a leaked 2014 recording, released by the Sun on Sunday, Choudary revealed he would continue supporting jihadism and said it was “the duty of every Muslim to give their allegiance” to IS. read more

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Bangladesh plane hijacker killed by police was carrying toy gun

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Bangladeshi security forces stand guard at Shah Amanat International airport in Chittagong (BBC/EPA)(BBC) A passenger who took a crew member hostage and threatened to storm the cockpit on a flight from Dhaka in Bangladesh was carrying a toy gun.The 25-year-old man was shot dead by police after an emergency landing.All 148 passengers and crew on board Birman Airlines flight BG147 disembarked safely after the landing, in the city of Chittagong.Officials later said the man was “psychologically imbalanced” and had wanted to talk to the prime minister.In an operation that lasted about 10 minutes, Bangladeshi special forces stormed the plane and shot the suspected hijacker, who has been named by local law enforcement as aspiring actor Mohammad Palash Ahmed.It was feared that he was carrying explosives on the Dubai-bound flight, and some passengers said they saw him with a firearm.But Chittagong police commissioner Kusum Dewan said in a statement on Monday that the suspect was carrying a toy pistol and had no explosives on him.Wing Commander Sarwar-e-Zaman, the airport manager, told the AFP news agency that Ahmed had wanted to speak to the prime minister of Bangladesh, who was visiting the coastal city of Chittagong, because of problems in his marriage.“The reason he gave for the hijack was that he had troubles with his wife and he wanted to talk to the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina,” Mr Zaman said.Investigators are now trying to establish how Ahmed managed to get a toy gun through airport security and onto the plane.Security measures have been increased at airports in Bangladesh, including at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, in the wake of the incident.Army officials said the man was initially wounded in the shooting and later died of his injuries.“We tried to arrest him or get him to surrender but he refused and then we shot him,” Maj Gen Motiur Rahman told reporters soon after the incident. “He is a Bangladeshi. We found a pistol from him and nothing else.”Staff on board the flight raised concerns after the man was said to have been acting suspiciously and indicating intent to hijack the plane, Reuters news agency reported, citing airline officials.The aircraft was immediately cordoned off when it landed at the Shah Amanat International airport in Chittagong, as officers attempted to talk to the suspect.Images posted on social media showed crowds of people on the tarmac at the airport with the Boeing 737-800 aircraft visible in the background. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCyprus extradites EgyptAir hijackerAugust 19, 2018In “Local News”Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flightJuly 12, 2019In “latest news”Fly Jamaica’s crash landing… Black box yet to be sent off for decoding – GCAA headNovember 11, 2018In “latest news” read more

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NEW YEAR GIFTS Wolff to THW Kiel Burić to HSG Wetzlar

By on September 22, 2019

← Previous Story The end of season for Rene Toft Hansen Next Story → NEW GENERATION: Lasse Andersson to FC Barcelona Lassa andreas wolffBenjamin BurićHSG WetzlarTHW Kiel German NT goalkeeper from HSG Wetzlar, Andreas Wolff, will change his t-shirt for the most wanted one in handball world – THW Kiel!  The 24-years old goalie will join “Zebras” in summer 2016, one year before the scheduled start of 2017/2018 season. Wolff, who is on the Dagur Sigurdssson list for the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, signed three-years deal with the reigning champions from the Baltic.He began proffesional career in legendary club – Grosswalstadt, after which he moved to Wetzlar in 2013.His replacement in HSG Wetzlar will be Bosnian No.1 – Benjamin Burić. The 25-years guy from Maglaj playing his third season at RK Gorenje Velenje. Burić, with his twin brother Senjamin, began career in born city of Maglaj, than, moved together to Izviđač Ljubuški, RK Borac  Banja Luka and Slovenian Gorenje. Who know, maybe line-player Senjamin also join German team to keep family tradition.Burić signed two years deal with the Germans. He had international NT debut at World Championship 2015 in Qatar.PHOTO:Bildquelle: MediaShots | Marco Kessler read more

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Crucial M500 A 1TB SSD that is almost affordable

By on September 21, 2019

first_imgToday, having a large amount of storage space on a desktop computer isn’t a premium feature. Accessing data at great speed isn’t necessarily a premium feature either. Unfortunately, combining the two significantly adds to the price of a device. Any gamer that opts for the speed of an SSD over the storage capacity of a hard drive has a story or two about deciding which game to uninstall before installing a new release. That’s going to change soon.A widely accepted capacity-per-dollar ratio for solid state drives is a little under $1 per gigabyte. Now Crucial has managed to bring us an SSD with a vast amount of storage capacity — 960GB — at that guilt-free price of a less than $1 per gig.Crucial’s new M500 SSDs come in sizes of 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and that epic 960GB. The other sizes all have standard price tags, but the 960GB model will only run you $599. While that number may be able to net you an entire tablet, it is actually nicely priced for 1TB of SSD storage space.At the moment, that $599 sweet spot isn’t as sweet as it is supposed to be on outlets like Newegg, which has it listed for $50 over Crucial’s price. However, the product is extremely new and — considering it is a very cheap 1TB SSD from a brand with a positive reputation — quite desirable. The price should drop down to Crucial’s suggestion soon after the hype settles. If you simply can’t wait, $649 isn’t such a bad price considering other major outlets are out of stock. However, if you can hold out, you’ll most likely be able to nab that 960GB M500 for the suggested $599 price soon enough. Until then, just play games with cloud saves or make sure not to delete your local saves.last_img read more

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Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program

By on September 17, 2019

first_img Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commish Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune reads to Providenciales Children Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Assistant Superintendent Butterfield, enid capron primary, kindergarten, reading, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Recommended for youcenter_img Providenciales, 23 Feb 2016 – When the Kindergartners at the Enid Capron Primary School saw Acting Assistant Superintendent Butterfield of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force this morning, they were overjoyed and shouted, “Police!”As part of the school’s 1st Annual Literacy Drive, which aims to engage parents, community, staff and students to promote the importance of reading and writing, Officer Butterfield was invited to read to the students.Assistant Superintendent Butterfield said she looks forward to reading to the children. “It gives them a positive idea of what officers are and that we are here to help them; we’re here to help guide them”. She said.Before reading the two (2) books from Dr. Seuss collection ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and Mr. Brown can moo’ to the three Kindergarten classes, she informed the children that the Police are their friends and are there to protect them.The children listened attentively and were able to answer questions about the books correctly. “An early love of reading often translates into a thirst for knowledge that lasts a lifetime,” said Officer Butterfield. The children paid attention and showed much interest during the reading session.According to the Principal Mrs. Garland, “The Program is designed to assist the students with their reading and writing skills. We have planned a read aloud with Community persons, parent workshops in literacy and each month a teacher’s workshop in literacy. We are thankful for the police taking time from their busy schedule to come and read to our students.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New: Tourist man fell or pushed; Police investigatinglast_img read more

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Deadpool celebrates DisneyFox merger in typical Deadpool fashion

By on September 10, 2019

first_img Tags Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly addressed Deadpool’s situation in a conference call with investors at the end of 2017 when the news of the acquisition broke, saying there would be an “opportunity for an R-rated Marvel brand as long as we let audiences know what’s coming.”The merger also moves Deadpool’s X-Men superhero-mates into the new digs, along with the Kingsman and Planet of the Apes franchises.That’s $71.3 billion well spent. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Related stories TV and Movies Post a comment Get a first look at Deadpool director’s new Netflix animated series Marvel might start developing X-Men, Deadpool films next year Disney+ streaming service: Release date, price, shows and movies to expect Share your voicecenter_img 26 Photos Feels like the first day of ‘Pool. pic.twitter.com/QVy8fCxgqr— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 19, 2019 0 20th Century Fox It’s 20th Century Fox’s first day at school under new headmaster Disney.The Mouse House will officially acquire the iconic studios at the very specific time of 12:02 a.m. ET on March 20.And Deadpool is heralding that with his first school picture.The Merc With a Mouth, aka Ryan Reynolds, posted the below picture on Twitter with the line: “Feels like the first day of ‘Pool.” The unconventional Marvel superhero, whose home at Fox saw two R-rated films as well as a PG-rated version of Deadpool 2, seems remarkably chipper under his new clean-as-a-whistle corporate overlords, and that’s probably because Disney has a history of allowing the companies it owns to produce R-rated films. Shortly after Miramax was acquired by Disney in the ’90s, the Bob and Harvey Weinstein-founded company came out with the R-rated Pulp Fiction. Deadpoollast_img read more

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ABCs Oscars Red Carpet LiveStream Moving From Facebook to Twitter EXCLUSIVE

By on September 1, 2019

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety ABC is moving its Oscars red-carpet preshow from Facebook to Twitter for 2019, marking the first time “Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter.Twitter’s live stream will be available at @TheAcademy account on Oscars Sunday, Feb. 24, starting at 6:30pm ET/3:30 p.m. PT.For Twitter — which has been pushing to bring more live video to the platform — the deal with ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is a bit of a coup. Facebook was the Oscars’ official streaming partner for red-carpet coverage the last two years, and has worked with ABC on the Oscars since 2015.The 2019 “Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” will be hosted by Laura Marano (Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”), and TV writer and entertainment journalist Louis Virtel. They will be joined by red-carpet regular Chris Connelly, a sports and entertainment journalist and frequent contributor to ABC News’ “Good Morning America” and “20/20,” who returns as the official greeter of the Oscars.center_img This year, viewers of the “Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” live stream can submit questions for nominees, presenters and performers via Twitter using the hashtag #OscarsAllAccess for a chance to have them asked in real time. The show, sponsored by Walmart, will feature footage from up to 10 cameras placed along the red carpet.“‘Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live’ is the only Oscar show that engages in a direct conversation with the audience, and we are truly excited to partner with Twitter this year,” said Meghan de Boer, the show’s executive producer.The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The kudocast will be televised live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Controversy has swirled around Oscars telecast this year, after Kevin Hart backed out of hosting and the Academy announced that four awards will be presented during commercial breaks.Twitter’s negotiations with ABC and the Academy for the red-carpet show was brokered by Brooke Segodnia, Twitter senior partner manager for content partnerships, TV and entertainment. “Twitter is the place to be during the Oscars,” commented Sarah Rosen, Twitter’s head of U.S. entertainment partnerships. “It’s where the conversation about everyone’s favorite films and actors unfolds, and where actors go to connect with their most passionate fan base.”last_img read more

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Get the Complete Android Developer Course for 17 and Build 14 Apps

By on August 27, 2019

first_imgTop-rated instructor, Rob Percival, will take you from coding novice to ninja with this premium content on Android development. Rob is a web developer and teacher with a degree in Mathematics from the Cambridge University. Want to start building and publishing your own Android apps? Head over to Wccftech Deals and sign up for the Complete Android Developer Course and start learning from Rob.The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 AppsOfficial description: What is Android M? Just Google’s ultra-polished new Android platform, and the future of mobile technology. Android M opens up an amazing opportunity for developers, and budding developers, to create new, innovative apps that tap into this limitless technology – and it’s your chance to take advantage. In just six weeks, you will learn to create real apps like Uber and Instagram with project-based lessons. Complete this course and you’ll be selling your apps on Google Play in no time.Study Android M coding from scratch with 17 sections, over 232 lectures & 31.5 hours of content!Download Android Studio & build a simple Currency Converter appBuild a Brain Training app & a Favorite Places appCreate Uber & Instagram clones with ParseLearn to submit your apps to Google PlayEffectively market your apps & generate revenue with Google AdsStudy the latest Android M features: App Permissions & Android PayTake a look at Android Wear – the future of wearable computingDetails & RequirementsLength of time users can access this course: lifetimeAccess options: web streaming, mobile streamingCertification of completion includedRedemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchaseExperience level required: all levelsCompatibility: PC, Mac or Linux computer requiredOriginal value: $199 | Wccftech Deals: $17 at 91% discount Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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