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UK authorities say they are treating park stabbing spree as terrorism

first_img“The Black Lives Matter event had finished some three hours previous and was by all accounts a very well conducted peaceful demonstration and this is not a connected attack with that whatsoever,” Jason Brock, the head of the local council authority, told the BBC.Current coronavirus restrictions mean venues like pubs are closed, so many people in Britain gather in parks in the evenings to meet friends.”Incidents of this nature are very rare, though I know that will be of little comfort to those involved and understand the concern that this incident will have caused amongst our local community,” said Chief Constable John Campbell of Thames Valley Police.A witness said the attack began when a man suddenly veered toward a group of about eight to 10 friends and began stabbing them. The nature of the attack was reminiscent of a number of recent incidents in Britain that authorities considered to be terrorism.In February, police shot dead a man, previously jailed for promoting violent Islamist material, who had stabbed two people on a busy street in south London. Last November another man who had been jailed for terrorism offences stabbed two people to death on London Bridge before he too was shot dead by police. Topics : A stabbing rampage in the southern English town of Reading, in which three people were killed and three others were seriously wounded, is being treated as terrorism, police said on Sunday.A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbings on Saturday evening in a park in Reading, which is about 65 kilometers west of London..A security source told Reuters that the man, who remains in police custody, is a Libyan. “Counter Terrorism Policing can now confirm that the stabbing incident that happened in Reading last night has now been declared a terrorist incident,” Thames Valley Police said in a statement.Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has described the incident as appalling, held a meeting on Sunday with security officials, senior ministers and police to be updated about the investigation, a spokesman for Johnson said.Initially police and the government had said the incident did not appear to be terrorism and they were keeping an open mind as to the motive. They said they were not looking for any more suspects in relation to the incident.The stabbings took place on a sunny evening hours after a rally by anti-racism protesters in the park, Forbury Gardens, but appeared to be unrelated to that.last_img read more

New Zealand retains coronavirus measures until mid-Sept

first_imgNew Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday retained the restrictions put in place to beat the spread of the coronavirus until at least mid-September, as the country reported a new death related to the virus.Auckland, the country’s largest city and the center of a fresh outbreak, will remain on alert level 2.5, which limits gatherings to no more than 10 people.”The best economic response remains a strong health response. If we get it right we will ultimately shake off restrictions faster and lessen the risk of bouncing around,” Ardern told a news conference. Other parts of the country will be under alert level 2, which requires people to observe social distancing rules and restricts gathering sizes to no more than 100 people. The settings will be reviewed on Sept. 14.New Zealand’s health ministry said a man in his 50s had died in an Auckland hospital on Friday due to COVID-19. He was linked to a known Auckland cluster and was in intensive care for the last few days. His death takes the number of COVID-19 related fatalities in the country to 23.The ministry also reported five new COVID-19 cases on Friday – three cases of community transmission and two imported cases at managed isolation facilities. The country has had 1,413 coronavirus cases so far, of which 112 are active.The Pacific nation of 5 million people had appeared to have succeeded in halting community transmission of COVID-19 but Auckland’s fresh outbreak prompted the government to place the city back in lockdown last month.The lockdown was mostly lifted on Sunday, allowing schools and offices to reopen, although masks are mandatory on public transport across the country.Topics :last_img read more

Semarang Police arrest dozens of students protesting jobs law

first_imgThe protestors also threw water bottles, stones and other objects, causing some damage to the building.Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters.“We suspect that there were outsiders, but we can’t announce it yet. We will look into it,” Auliansyah said.Read also: Rallies against job creation law turn violent as police clash with protesters The police arrested dozens of students protesting the recently passed and highly controversial Job Creation Law in front of the Central Java Governor’s Office in Semarang on Wednesday.”We have detained them and will question them at the city police office. There are about 50 to 100 people,” said Semarang Police head Sr. Comr. Auliansyah Lubis, as quoted by kompas.com.Some of the protestors allegedly tore down the gates of the governor’s office. Some students and police officers were reportedly injured after being hit by the metal gates. Worker and students have been protesting throughout the country against the recently passed jobs law. Protesters and security personnel have clashed in several regions, including Bendungan Hilir in Jakarta, Gejayan in Yogyakarta, Cikarang and Bandung in West Java and Samarinda and Kutai Kertanegara in East Kalimantan.The House of Representatives and the government passed the omnibus bill on job creation into law on Monday, sooner than their original plan to pass the bill on Thursday.Many members of the public object to the law, fearing negative impacts on environmental and labor rights. Social media users expressed their frustration with the hashtags #DPRRIKhianatiRakyat (#HouseBetraysThePeople), #BatalkanOmnibusLaw (#CancelTheOmnibusLaw) and #MosiTidakPercaya (#VoteOfNoConfidence).Thousands of students plan to rally on Thursday in front of the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta to demand that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to veto the newly passed law.Topics :last_img read more

Basketball Tournament Proposal Presented To IHSAA Committee

first_imgThe final proposal to alter the state basketball tournaments was presented to the IHSAA Executive Committee today for its consideration.The proposal was a result of two years of comprehensive study by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) in cooperationwith the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA) and the IHSAA.The Executive Committee will vote on it at its next scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2014.Following the next realignment which begins with the 2015!16 school year, the largest 64 schools by enrollment would make upClass 4A. Sixteen sectionals would be played containing four teams each and all games would be played on a Saturday.The remaining schools in Classes 3A, 2A and 1A (approximately 114 in each) would then be evenly distributed among 16 sectionals ineach classification and contain either seven or eight schools. Those games would be played as they are now in a Tuesday!Wednesday!Friday!Saturday format.Currently, teams are equally distributed across all four classes with an average of 101 schools in each.The football state tournament was conducted last year using a similar model with the top 32 teams making up Class 6A with the next34 making up 5A.The proposal attempts to address concerns school administrators and basketball coaches have voiced including: 1.) the discrepancyin the size of schools from the largest to smallest within Class 4A and 2.) competitive balance in that similar numbers of schoolswould be placed in each sectional.An additional part of the proposal calls for the IHSAA staff to determine host sites at each level of the state tournament with thesame site hosting both years of the alignment window.In recent years, school administrators within each sectional have determined the host site with some rotation between schools.***Two Schools Approved for IHSAA MembershipTwo schools were approved for initial probationary membership by the IHSAA Executive Committee during today’s first meeting ofthe 2014!15 school year.Applications were approved from Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School in Indianapolis and Traders Point Christian Academyin Whitestown.Gambold enrolls 110 students currently in its freshmen and sophomore classes while Traders Point enrolls 78 students in fourgrades.Students at each school will be able to compete in regular season events immediately but, by IHSAA rule, won’t be eligible toparticipate in state tournament series competition for four years (2018!19).Each school will enter a four!year probationary membership period during which it will be required to meet a number of criteria inorder to gain full membership. Among the criteria are adhering to all IHSAA rules and regulations, maintaining at least one team andprogram for each gender in each season (fall, winter and spring), attending the IHSAA New School Orientation and attending allseasonal meetings and educational opportunities for the principal and athletic director. In addition, each school will be monitoredfor compliance by an IHSAA assistant commissioner who has been assigned to mentor the school’s administrators during the firsttwo years of probationary membership.At the end of the four!year period (June 2018), the IHSAA Executive Committee will review the school’s overall compliance and voteto determine whether the school will gain full membership.The two new additions combined with the membership losses of Gary Wallace, Howe School, Muncie Southside, Union (Dugger)brings the IHSAA membership total to 410 schools for 2014!15.IHSAA Membership Totals, Last 10 Years2014!15 4102013!14 4122012!13 4102011!12 4082010!11 4102009!10 4112008!09 4112007!08 4072006!07 4062005!06 400***About the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA)Founded in 1903, the purpose of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) is to encourage, regulate and givedirection to wholesome amateur interschool athletic competition between its 412 member schools. The Association provides statechampionship tournament series in 20 sports, 10 for girls and 10 for boys. Approximately 160,000 student athletes participate inIHSAA sports on an annual basis.Courtesy of The IHSAA.last_img read more

One person killed in Wednesday plane crash

first_imgHARTSVILLE, Ind. — One person has been killed in a small plane crash in Bartholomew County.The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says Ren Sagaert, 77, of Shelby Township, Michigan was pronounced dead at the scene.The crash occurred in a wood line near Hartsville.Crews responded to a 911 call on Wednesday regarding a plane crash around 1:00 PM.Investigators believe the pilot was taking off at the time of the crash.Sagaert was the only occupant of the plane.last_img

Charlie Bulach – Sunman

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 9 until 11 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Peter’s Church at 11:30.  Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Charles “Charlie” Robert Bulach, of Sunman, was born on December 22, 1950 in Batesville, a son to Joseph and Antoinette Vogelsang Bulach.  He graduated from Sunman High School and later worked for and retired from Hill-Rom.  Charlie also served his country with United States Army in Vietnam.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Church and enjoyed attending auctions, watching sports, and farming.  On Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the age of 67, Charlie passed away at his residence. Those surviving who will cherish Charlie’s memory include his mother, Antoinette Bulach of Sunman; one sister, Dorothy (Tim) Frensemeier of Lawrenceville; one brother, Joe (Ella) Bulach of Sunman, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father.center_img Memorial donations can be directed to St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund or to the Sunman Life Squad.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Charlie Bulach.last_img read more

EPL: Watford force Leicester to draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Craig Dawson’s first Watford goal earned a last-gasp point for the relegation-threatened Hornets as they deservedly held Leicester to a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.With Ben Chilwell’s brilliant strike putting the visitors ahead at the start of stoppage time, Watford were still able to find an equaliser as Dawson’s acrobatic finish saw both side’s first game back finish in a thrilling 1-1 draw. Kicking off early, Nigel Pearson’s side were above the bottom three on goal difference alone and the point could yet prove vital.Marc Albrighton had earlier hit the crossbar for the visitors, while Kasper Schmeichel was forced into some smart saves as Watford looked to pull themselves clear of the relegation zone.Jamie Vardy, seeking his 100th Premier League goal, would have the first decent effort of the game, benefiting from poor defending from Christian Kabasele to break through and fire wide of Ben Foster’s left-hand post.As with most of the games since the restart, the intensity of a usual Premier League encounter was lacking in the opening stages, Wilfred Ndidi bending an effort wide just before the half-hour mark.Up to that point Watford had failed to have a shot of note on Schmeichel’s goal, restricted to crosses into the box which were well dealt with by the Leicester back-line. Abdoulaye Doucoure was gifted a chance following a mistake from Ndidi, with Schmeichel making a fine save with his legs to spare the blushes of his teammate.Watford should have gone in ahead at the break, Etienne Capoue’s fizzing pass led to Sarr crossing to the back-post where Kabasele and Roberto Pereyra got in each other’s way and the chance was lost.Unperturbed, Watford remained on top at the start of the second-half, Schmeichel again doing well as this time he denied Sarr after the winger had burst onto another fine Capoue pass.Deeney then nodded a cross inches wide while Caglar Soyuncu should have done better with a header of his own for the Foxes from a James Maddison free-kick.Leicester were now the side most likely to score, Albrighton rattling a strike against the woodwork before Foster got down well to keep out Maddison immediately afterwards. Chilwell then thought he had won it for Leicester, finishing superbly from a tight angle as the clock ticked into added time.But Watford rallied and Dawson was able to score with an overhead kick as a late corner deflected into his path.Tags: DRAWEnglish Premier LeagueLeicesterWatfordlast_img read more

MVP Sports supports 10th Jefford’s Track and Field Classic

first_imgTHE annual Jefford Classic Athletics meet is scheduled for August 11 at Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden, and momentum is swiftly building with an influx of corporate support.The latest entity to join is sports apparel and cleats retailer, MVP Sports, located at Giftland Mall. The company has pledged to outfit the championship athletes and to reward them financially.Those two athletes will receive $25 000 worth of Under Armour apparel and $25 000 worth in cash along with the respective trophy. Additionally, MVP Sports, along with Urban Life, will sponsor the male and female 400m.Edison Jefford, the founder of the event, expressed immense gratitude for the support and wished the company well in its expansions and hoped for a long-lasting partnership.Ian Ramdeo, manager of the store, said this is just the beginning of exposing local athletes to the various renowned brands and he earmarked these types of events as crucial in edifying the public about the durable products they have to offer.As was the case before when clubs benefitted, cash incentives, amounting to more than $2M, would now go directly to the athletes.The top three finishers would receive $40 000, $25 000 and $15 000 respectively. The event will get underway at 09:00hrs and admission is $1 000 for adults and $500 for children.Other sponsors include: National Sports Commission, ANSA McAl Trading, ExxonMobil, DeSinco Limited under Swiss Brand, Antarctic Maintenance and Repairs, YK Investments Pawn Shop, Jude Bike Shop and Power Producers Distributors Inc.last_img read more

‘He is becoming the best allrounder England’s ever had’-Anderson

first_imgBEN Stokes is well on his way to becoming the greatest allrounder England has ever produced, veteran teammate James Anderson believes.Speaking in the aftermath of Stokes’ player-of-the-match performance at Old Trafford, where he scored 176 and 78no and took three wickets during an emphatic series-levelling victory for the hosts, Anderson was clear on where the allrounder ranked in his eyes.“He’s certainly the best allrounder I’ve ever played with,” Anderson, who lined up in the same team as Andrew Flintoff from 2003 to 2009, said. “He’s becoming the best allrounder that England’s ever had.“There’s no reason why he can’t go on to become even better.”Stokes’ performance in Manchester saw him leap above West Indies captain Jason Holder to become the game’s top-ranked Test allrounder in the ICC rankings, while he sits third in the batting charts behind Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.“It’s hard to say how good he is because it’s hard to find the words,” Anderson said.“Joe (Root) said the other day we were in the presence of greatness and he’s spot on.“He gets into any team as a batsman, while his bowling gets better and better each time he goes out there. “It’s just amazing to have that talent in our team, and to be able to watch it first-hand as well was amazing.”Meanwhile, Anderson believes he and Stuart Broad remain part of England’s strongest bowling attack, and that both should be part of the XI for the third and deciding Test against West Indies starting Friday.The pair have not played in the same team in the first two Tests against the Windies, with 34-year-old Broad left out of the first game in Southampton.When he returned for the second at Old Trafford, it was 37-year-old Anderson who was rested.“If we’re both fit and England are picking their strongest bowling attack, we’d both be in that,” said Anderson.“It’s going to be difficult going forward, I don’t think we’ll play every game together but I love to think we’ve got plenty more games together in the future.”The cramped schedule, with just three days between each Test, has made rest and rotation a priority for England’s pace attack, who will also play a three-match series against Pakistan next month.But England coach Chris Silverwood has insisted he will pick his strongest attack for the series decider.Silverwood is facing a selection headache, with a fully fit contingent of fast bowlers to choose from for the deciding Test.Jofra Archer is seen as a likely starter, having return to the England camp after his biosecurity breach, creating a squeeze again between Anderson and Broad, while Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have also staked claims over the two Tests.“Our record together speaks for itself,” Anderson said.“There will be moments in the future where we’re not bowling together, which has happened in this series already and happened in the last two years naturally through injury or resting.“But all me and Stuart can do is keep working hard and keep taking wickets, as Stuart did this week.”Anderson turns 38 on July 30 but insists another visit to Australia for the 2021-22 Ashes is well on his radar.“Looking at the bigger picture, I want to be around when we go to Australia for the next Ashes, so to be able to do that, I’ve certainly got to do things slightly differently.“It might mean missing the odd game here or there to make sure that I’m in the best possible situation.“I want to keep bowling and keep my form, but I also want to look after my body as much as I can as well. I’m a bit more open to it now than I was, say, two or three years ago.”last_img read more