Two Officers, Suspect Die in Ambush Attack in Texas Border Town

Two Officers, Suspect Die in Ambush Attack in Texas Border Town

first_imgCourtesy: McAllen Police Department/Facebook “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City,” McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez told a newspaper via text message.Officials with the City of McAllen posted: Two police officers were killed in the Texas border town of McAllen on Saturday, in what authorities are describing as an ambush shooting.According to reports, the gunman later killed himself after a shootout with other responding officers.The slain officers have been identified as 45-year-old Edelmiro Garza and 39-year-old Ismael Chavez.They were responding to a domestic disturbance complaint.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted:Two of our finest were killed in the line of duty while working to protect residents in their community.I’ve spoken with McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez and offered the full support of the State of Texas.We unite to #BackTheBlue.#RGVhttps://t.co/lm5DWQJSVC— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) July 11, 2020center_img Officials identified the suspect as 23-year-old Audon Ignacio Camarillo. He was most recently arrested last month on assault charges, according to The Monitor.last_img read more

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Woods looks to reassert himself

first_imgIt came as a surprise to many — most everyone, in fact.Just one game removed from passing for a single-game school record 468 yards against Arizona, junior quarterback Matt Barkley and the rest of the Trojans’ offense visibly struggled at California last Thursday.Barkley finished just 19-of-35 for 195 passing yards — his lowest output through the air all year for the Trojans. He did, however, throw two  touchdowns against the Golden Bears.Just off · Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods finished with a season-low five catches for 36 yards and no touchdowns at California. The second-year wideout has 60 receptions for 783 and six touchdowns on the year. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanDespite winning the game 30-9, USC understands it has a lot of work to do before facing Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Ind., in what will be the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium since a 1990 game against Michigan.“We’re going to get ready for everything, whether it’s press [coverage] or off [coverage],” sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods said. “We [have to] be ready for whatever they throw at us.”On the season, the Trojans average almost 300 yards per game through the air, and Barkley remains among the nation’s leaders in touchdown passes, as well as passing yards.The rather ho-hum performance against Cal came as a surprise to everyone, including Barkley.In the moments following the game, Barkley and Woods noted it wasn’t so much the scheme Cal employed that stifled the offense. It was USC’s own offensive miscues that threw it off in San Francisco.“When it comes down to it, I don’t think it comes down to what they showed us,” Barkley said in the aftermath. “It’s us not making plays tonight, especially myself. Just little things were off.”The lack of an explosive passing game has to be disconcerting — at least to some degree — for the Trojans, given on the season they average just more than 133 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 77th in the country.Woods also noted the offense’s lack of firepower was self-inflicted and just seemed a bit “off” on the night.“I’m not really sure [what happened],” Woods said after practice Sunday. “It was just a lot of timing, [being] slightly off. We just got to get better. They ran a Cover 2, but I was behind the secondary a lot, so it wasn’t anything that they were doing.”The players understand the offensive game — not just the passing game — will need to be clicking on all cylinders against the Fighting Irish.“[We need to be] consistent and get the timing down with no turnovers,” Woods said. “We had one last week. And [we need to] keep getting turnovers on defense.”Notre Dame does present a few challenges of its own.The Irish defense gives up just a 58 percent completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks and allows 21 points per game. The Trojans, however, might be without the services of freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee, who suffered a shoulder injury against the Golden Bears.Lee, who has emerged as a consistent offensive weapon alongside Woods, finished with 81 yards receiving and a touchdown before leaving the game Thursday.If the 6-foot wideout, who has four touchdown catches this season, is unable to play, senior wide receiver Brandon Carswell, who caught his first touchdown of the year against California, is expected to fill his spot. Junior wide receiver Brice Butler could also see playing time.No matter who lines up next to him, Woods hopes to have a better game than he did last week, where he only caught five passes for 36 yards.On the season, Woods is fifth in the country in receiving yards (783) and averages just more than 130 receiving yards per game.The game against Notre Dame begins a tough stretch for the Trojans, as they will face Stanford, Colorado, Washington and Oregon in the coming weeks.Woods, however, is looking forward to the challenges that lie in South Bend, hostile crowd and all.“I’m excited,” Woods said. “First Notre Dame game in South Bend, first night game in I think 22 years. It’s going to be a big one.”last_img read more

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EDITORIAL: A hearty welcome Mr. CG

first_imgFollowing a still inexplicable delay of over 6 months Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced the appointment of a Consular General to the Southern US. The new Consul General (CG) to be posted at the Jamaica Consulate General in Miami is Mr. Oliver Mair, age not given, a businessman with marketing management experience at Jamaica Broilers and the former Air Jamaican.Although news reports refer to Mair as being assigned to the Jamaica Consulate in Miami, his responsibility as the Jamaican diplomat in the Southern US is to some 600,000 Jamaicans residing in some ten Southern US states including Florida, Georgia and Texas, and also the Bahamas.Concerns The appointment of Mair who is married with a young daughter, succeeds the tenure of Franz Hall who demitted office at the end of February.  Jamaicans in the region have been concerned as to why it took the Jamaican government so long to find a successor to Hall, especially as not only is the Southern US region one of the largest populated Jamaican regions in the US, but the region compromises a very important trade hub with Jamaica.Expected to hit the ground runningMair must therefore be aware that with the region not having had a CG for so long, the Jamaican community, especially in South Florida, expects him to hit the ground running and running energetically.  He will hardly have enough time to catch his breath around his new desk in the consulate.Perceived as the community’s leaderRegardless of what description the Jamaican diplomatic handbook gives to Jamaican consul generals, the individual is perceived as the leader of the Jamaican community in the region in which he/she is assigned. There’s no two ways about that.A CG many be quick to describe his or her role as primarily the representative of the Jamaican government.  That may be so on paper, but to Jamaicans in the region he is seen as their representative in matters related to the Jamaican government and, for that matter, the US government.Despite the presence of a very capable Jamaican Ambassador to the US in Washington DC, the new CG will quickly learn that Jamaicans in Florida and the other southern states under his responsibility, will look to him as their liaison with Jamaica.Expectations The CG is expected to be the front man, the primary representative, in matters related to US immigration policy; in protecting Jamaicans from US law enforcement and judicial injustices; to improve trade between Jamaica and the southern states; to encourage the development of a vibrant Jamaican business community; spearhead the spread and influence of the Jamaican culture; while being the patron and guest of honor at almost every event held in the community.Must prioritizeIn fairness, no one person can realistically meet all these expectations, regardless of how much one tries. The new CG will need to be very skillful at prioritizing his community commitments, so as not to offend individuals and groups. This has been a major challenge for his predecessors. Nonetheless, the presence of a CG who’s visible and accessible does give a sense of comfort and security to the Jamaican community.Suggested: Community committee Since it’s not expected for the CG to be everywhere or give constant access to those who want access to him, he would be best advised to establish a community committee. Such a committee would meet periodically, and should consist, for example, of representatives of key sectors of the community like health, education, law enforcement, immigration, religion, media, business, etc.  The interaction between the CG and this committee would provide him with critical information related to the pulse and needs of the community, and provide the community with necessary feedback and input from the CG. In general, this should improve the relationship and communications between the CG and the community.The CG will also realize that despite efforts to build an autonomous Diaspora organization, it’s the Consul General who is still regarded as the head of the Jamaican Diaspora in the respective communities. Even in an informal manner, his involvement in the Diaspora organization and functioning will be anticipated and expected. He would be best advised to take a leaf from the book of Audrey Marks, Jamaican Ambassador to the US, who although she cannot officially head the Diaspora is assiduously working towards building coordination within the Diaspora and its relationship with Jamaica.On behalf of South Florida’s. and the Southern US, Jamaican community, a hearty welcome is extended to Orville Mair, and his family, on his new assignment. Please bear in mind, sir, much is expected of you during your tenure. God bless you.last_img read more

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FIFA announce tougher sanctions for racism

first_imgFIFA’s Congress in Mauritius on Friday adopted a resolution that will lead to tougher sanctions in cases of racism, including points deductions and even relegation for repeat offenders.The Congress voted overwhelmingly in favour of the resolution, with 204 votes for and just one against.“For a first infraction or a minor infraction, a warning, fine and/or ordering to play games behind closed doors should be sufficient punishment,” read a text put together by a FIFA task force against racism.“For a repeat offence or a serious infraction, the deduction of points, exclusion from a competition or relegation are the recommended punishments,” added the resolution.“Any person (player, official, referee etc…) committing an infraction should be suspended for at least five matches, including being banned from entering a stadium.”Football’s image has been tainted by several high-profile incidences of racism in the recent past, from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s abuse of Manchester United’s Patrice Evra in October 2011 to AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng’s decision to walk off the field following abuse from the stands during a friendly game in January this year. FIFA president Sepp Blatter urged the Congress to “send a strong signal to the racists that their time is up”.“There have been despicable events this year that have cast a long shadow over football and the rest of society,” he said. “I am speaking of the politics of hate – racism, ignorance, discrimination,intolerance, small-minded prejudice. That uncivilised, immoral and self-destructive force that we all detest.”last_img read more

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Crusader preview: Wellington starts the Zane Aquilar football era

first_img165 165 5 12 10 51 Braden Struble 53 71 170 Deyton Araujo 10 1 79 Gabe Smith 190 180 Chris Kop 11 160 10 6 170 10 Caleb Alcorn Dylan Goodman 22 Trayson Probst 42 135 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down soreloser · 206 weeks ago I thought taylor zeka was qb in 2001 and 2002? Report Reply 0 replies · active 206 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Alum · 206 weeks ago No, Taylor’s senior season was 2001. Zane was qb his junior year and senior year. The 2002 & 2003 seasons. Report Reply 0 replies · active 206 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Brayden Higginbotham 25 190 11 Jason Jeffrey 130 240 12 Tyler Murray 220 Jack Walton 10 10 21 180 Caleb Reichenberger 72 160 12 Matthew Mason 11 185 140 Lukas Soria 11 165 12 Julian Jiminez 10 11 18 10 10 190 84 230 12 Ian Groom 270 De’ Andre Washington 215 Joe Ybarra 33 Dylan Ferguson 12 15 150 10 Cody Metz Nic Reyes 10 65 85 60 50 155 11 170 54 61 11 2 10 10 10 Chance Wilson 10 10 Kyle Parson 63 66 12 This is the first year of a Zane Aguilar coached team.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – 10 things to know about the 2016 Wellington High School football team…1. The essentials…Zane AguilarHead coach: Zane Aguilar, first year. Record last year: 4-5. No. of starters returning: 4 offensive and five defensive. No. of seniors: 10. Assistant football coaches…Tim Lra-RB/LBRick Phelps-OL?DLJohn McComb-TE/DENick Wellington-OL/DLRyan Elder-QB/DBTony Ybarra-WR/OLBRoss Foley-OL/DL.2. The new coach…To say Aguilar knows Wellington football is an understatement. Growing up a Crusader, Aguilar was a quarterback for some of Wellington’s best football teams ever. From 2001 to 2003, Aguilar threw for 2,360 yards. During his junior year, he ranks 12th in passing with 1,167 yards in 2002.“I was lucky to be part of those teams,” Aguilar said.Aguilar joined the football staff behind Linn Hibbs in 2007, and has been an assistant since. In 2016, when Tyler Ryan resigned after four years at the helm, Aguilar was named the WHS head coach.One can see some of the football traditions returning: the workouts, the two-a-days, the speed tests on the Saturday before the official start of practice.But Aquilar emphasizes it isn’t the past that drives him, but the present and future. He is eager to put his imprint on WHS football. That starts Friday night when Wellington hosts Clearwater.3. The quarterback.Cade PhelpsWellington has some holes to fill. There are four offensive and five defensive starters. But there is also some very good experience coming back in key positions.Junior quarterback Cade Phelps (185, jr.) is one of those starters. Phelps in his sophomore year didn’t accumulate a lot of stats. He passed for 308 yards in an offense that wasn’t conducive to passing in 2015.Aguilar sees Phelps role in both passing and rushing growing exponentially in 2016.“I hope we are a team that can establish the run first,” Aguilar said. “But I am confident that Phelps has the mindset to lead us down the field. The difference between this and last year with Phelps has been tremendous.”4. Running backs.Wellington will be spending much of its time in an I formation. Aguilar hopes to rotate two tailbacks and two fullbacks. Wellington lost its primary tailback in Connor Phelps, who rushed for 1,211 yards. But to fill the void, Wellington is looking to rotate Colton Glover (170, sr.) and Dayton Araujo (185, jr.). Both have shown exceptional speed, as far as practice goes anyway.The two fullbacks will include Chris Kop (220, sr.) and Trayson Probst (165, so.).5. Wide Receivers.Wellington only had 321 yards receiving in 2015, something that must improve in 2016. It will for the most part be an inexperienced group which only recorded a cumulative of six passes caught in varsity competition in 2015.Look for five primary targets for Phelps including Dylan Goodman (160, sr.), De’Andre Washington (150, so.), Julian Jimenez (155, so.), Matthew Mason (135, sr.), and Chi Barton (150, so.) rotating into the starting formation.At weak side tight ends, Aguilar is looking at a couple of sophomores: Joe Ybarra (165, so.) and Brayden Higginbotham (160, so.). Jack Walton will likely start at strong side tight end.6. The offensive line.This might be the position that could be Wellington’s greatest strength if everyone gels.Connor Burnett“I think everything starts out in front,” Aguilar said. “I believe we will be pretty physical. But we have a lot of young players who are stepping up to the varsity role for the first time.”Look for Aaron Schoemann (190, jr.) to start at left tackle. Left guard appears to be Logan Jones (215, jr.). Gabe Smith (220, jr.) is slated in as center. The right guard will be Ian Groom (220, sr.), and the right tackle is Connor Burnett (228, sr.). Look for Braiden Buresh (240, jr), Tyler Jimenez (270, so.) and Chance Wilson (180, sr.) to also see playing time on the line.Burnett and Groom are the only returning starters.But Burnett has been there for three years, and he is the catalyst to the line’s success.7. The Defense.Aguilar said there is enough depth on the offensive and defensive line to give the coaching staff some options. The defense could have five, even six, down linemen on any given formation. The defensive ends will rotate Schoemann, Groom and Walton. Interior line will include Burnett, Kop, Jones, Buresh and Jimenez.The two inside linebackers will be returning starters: Dylan Ferguson (180, sr.) and Lukas Soria (160, sr.).“They have definitely progressed this season and I expect them to rock come Sept. 2,” Aguilar said.The outside linebackers include Colton Weber, Julian Jimenez (155, so.), Caleb Reichenberger (160, so.), and Michael Ledbetter (165, so.).Cornerbacks will include Goodman, Phelps, Washington, and Mason. Safety starters could be: Barton and Ybarra, Tyler Murray (140, so.).8. The schedule and competition.Wellington’s 2016 schedule looks like this:Week #1 —  Clearwater, home, youth football night. Week #2 — El Dorado, away. Week #3 — Rose Hill, away. Week #4 — Andale, home. Week #5 — Collegiate, away.  Week #6 — Scott City, home, WHS homecoming. Week #7 — Winfield, home. Week #8 — Mulvane, away. Week #9 — Ulysses, away. The first three games will be key to how the rest of the season pans out. This marks the first season that there are seven Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV teams are playing. Wellington defeated both Clearwater and Rose Hill in 2015, and has not seen El Dorado in several years. The next three games leading up to district play will be brutal. Andale, Wichita Collegiate and Scott City are all teams accustomed to deep runs into the playoffs and state championship aspirations.That leaves the final three district games. Wellington will be hosting Winfield, which will be the return of former head football coach Linn Hibbs. The Crusaders then goes to Mulvane, a traditional achilles heal for the Dukes. And then to end the season, Wellington travels to Ulysses – not an easy trip.9. Predictions.Wellington was recently picked to finish sixth out of seven teams in the AV-CTL CIV in the preseason YYPE Magazine. Just this morning, the Wichita Eagle picked Wellington to place fourth. The prediction order is as follows:Vype Magazine — 1. Wichita Collegiate, 2. Andale,  3. Mulvane, 4. El Dorado, 5. Clearwater, 6. Wellington, 7. Rose Hill.Wichita Eagle — 1. Collegiate, 2. Andale, 3. Mulvane, 4. Wellington, 5. Clearwater, 6. El Dorado, 7. Rose Hill.The Crusaders haven’t been to the playoffs since 2010. That will be a tall order to return this year with Winfield, Mulvane and Ulysses. The Crusaders will need to win two out of three games to get into the playoffs.10. The roster. 220 77 165 Michael Ledbetter 140 4 8 9 160 180 David Matlock 11 10 68 Drake Alcorn 24 Bailey Etter 220 Aaron Schoemann Eric Kop 150 190 62 70 240 10 10 11 280 12 Cade Phelps Conner Burnett 10 Logan Jones Tyler Jiminez 11 10 78 Michael Billington 150 Bonus: Odds and ends. The Wellington freshmen, unlike last year, will not be on the sidelines on Friday nights. However, Aguilar said, he would not be adverse to playing a freshman if he felt they are ready for varsity… There has been some questions on whether KLEY-KWME would be broadcasting Crusader football in lieu of recent changes. The answer is yes, but Garrett Wilson, the voice of the Crusaders, has decided to look elsewhere for employment opportunities… This marks the first year in about four that Sellers Park does not have any major improvements to the field. As people saw on Thursday night’s scrimmage, the field is looking very nice thanks to the care of groundskeeper Steve Gill.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 12 Caleb Fowler 185 Braiden Buresh Chase Pfalzgraf Chi Barton Colton Glover 3 12 160 230 220 74 16last_img read more

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Rejuvenated Harrison thriving for Steelers

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) yells at an official from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – The game ball sat innocently in the gold-painted locker, an oblong tribute to a career revival no one saw coming.Not even James Harrison.Two months ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker was retired, weary from more than a decade as one of the NFL’s most intimidating players.Now the 36-year-old’s unlikely renaissance has his suddenly streaking team poised to make a run.From the couch to a fixture in the Baltimore Ravens backfield in all of eight weeks. Hardly the play of a guy who’s lost a step, even if the five-time Pro Bowler is trying to downplay his re-emergence as the teeth of a pass rush that has rediscovered its inner snarling self.“As old and slow as I am, (God) is driving the bus,” Harrison said.Whoever is at the controls, the results feel awfully familiar. A half-decade removed from his prime in his first go-round in Pittsburgh, Harrison is back to “doing James Harrison-type things” as coach Mike Tomlin put it.Namely, creating havoc.A year after a quiet season in Cincinnati that seemed anticlimactic and sort of odd, Harrison is validating his decision to come back for a final go-round with the Steelers one foray across the line of scrimmage at a time.He has four sacks in his past two games, including a pair in a surprisingly easy 43-23 victory over the Ravens on Sunday night that pushed the Steelers to 6-3 heading into a trip to New York to face the struggling Jets.The player who served as a largely ineffective pass-rushing specialist with the Bengals in 2013 has multiple sacks in consecutive games for the first time since 2009, when he was one of the most dominant defensive presences in the league.That’s a lifetime ago by NFL standards, though Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay dismisses the notion that the expiration date on Harrison’s effectiveness has long since passed.“That’s crazy how we use the words ‘old man,’” Gay said. “(Harrison) is not old. He’s the strongest person in the league. I’ll put any type of money on that.”The proof is in Harrison’s busy Twitter and Instagram accounts. Hours after beating the Ravens, Harrison was posting video of himself lifting the equivalent of a small pickup truck.On Tuesday, he did push-ups with 303-pound Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey lounging on his back.It’s that diligent commitment to his body that has enabled Harrison to say yes when the Steelers called him in mid-September after linebackers Jarvis Jones and Ryan Shazier went down with injuries.Though Harrison had announced his retirement two weeks earlier during a brief ceremony at the team headquarters, he couldn’t resist when his phone started ringing with old friends asking if he wanted to get the gang back together for one last run.Harrison insists he did nothing “football specific” during the nine months he was away from the game.“I hadn’t really planned on playing again,” he said. “Everything I did was just working out and staying in shape because I like to work out, that’s about it.”The first few weeks were unkind. Though he won’t get specific, Harrison allows he’d put on weight during his extended offseason. He looked like a player whose best days were in the rearview mirror as the Steelers eased him back into the lineup.He was a nonfactor for a month, his No. 92 largely invisible as Pittsburgh’s defense struggled to generate any of the chaos that has long been its trademark.There was no panic. Instead Harrison quietly went about his business, working his way back into “football shape” and mentoring younger teammates such as Arthur Moats. Harrison remained confident if the Steelers could find a way to play from ahead, the menace would return.The first glimmer came against the Colts. Up 25 points in the second quarter, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau started to get exotic with his blitz packages. The results were two Harrison sacks of Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck.“I felt like we were meshing a little better,” Harrison said. “We got a lead and when you’ve got a lead you’ve got the opportunity to pin your ears back and take off.”At the moment, Harrison is soaring. He put together perhaps his finest game this decade against the Ravens. He sacked the Ravens’ Joe Flacco in the first quarter to cut short a Baltimore drive.He was chasing down Flacco in the second quarter, forcing Flacco into an inexplicable throw to nowhere that Jason Worilds picked off and returned 30 yards to set up the second of Ben Roethlisberger’s six touchdown passes.While he left briefly with a sprained MCL in his right knee, Harrison returned to another sack in the third quarter, grabbing Flacco by the ankle to force the Ravens to punt with the game still in doubt. Though Flacco said he “can’t tell who it is out there,” his coach certainly noticed.“I thought 92 looked really good,” John Harbaugh said.So did the rest of the Pittsburgh defense. It’s not a coincidence, even as Harrison stresses plenty of work remains. And no matter how the next seven games go, this is his final go-round.“Obviously everything happens for a reason,” he said. “I guess this is the road I was supposed to take.”___Online: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Former Mater Dei Teacher Sentenced for Sexual Assault

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – A former teacher at a Middletown Catholic high school was sentenced on Tuesday, July 10, to four years in state prison for the sexual assault of a female former student with whom he had a romantic relationship.William Miltner, 29, Middletown, was sentenced in state Superior Court as part of a negotiated plea agreement. Miltner plead guilty to sexual assault on Jan. 19, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Miltner will also be subject to parole supervision for life as well as mandatory registration and notification as a convicted sex offender under the requirements of the state’s Megan’s Law, authorities said.Miltner had been a teacher and soccer coach, and for a time dean of students at Mater Dei Prep, a co-ed high school at 538 Church St., in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.Investigators took Miltner into custody in April 2011, initially charging him with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree aggravated sexual contact for having a sexual relationship with a then 16-year-old student at the school. That relationship, authorities said, went on from March to September 2009.Middletown police and the prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation after school officials received an anonymous email alerting them of Miltner’s actions, authorities said.Miltner also will forfeit his state teaching license as another condition of his plea agreement, authorities said.last_img read more

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SALLY MEET (SISTER) NORA! SANTA ANITA FAN RE-NAMES CLYDESDALE IN HONOR OF ACCLAIMED SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR NORA EPHRON

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2016)– Santa Anita asked fans and employees alike to help name the newest member of The Great Race Place, a Clydesdale formerly named ‘Betsy,’ the half-sister to the track’s popular Sally, also a Clydesdale, who helps pull a carriage in the afternoons transporting racing officials to their designated posts.Fans submitted their suggestions on social media using the #sallyssister, by email and in person at the track. Over 150 names were submitted and in the end, fan Marcy Dalton of Virginia Beach, VA hit on a gem. Through Instagram, Dalton submitted the name ‘Nora’ for Nora Ephron, the famed Hollywood icon best known for her screenwriting and comedic spin on both life and love. Most notably, Ephron wrote the 1989 cult classic ‘When Harry Met Sally’ based upon many of her own life experiences.Ephron died on June 26, 2012 in Manhattan, New York at the age of 71. The prolific writer was also widely known for ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Silkwood’ and was nominated for an Academy Award on three separate occasions.The 5-year-old Clydesdale, who arrived from Iowa just before Christmas reached Santa Anita with the name ‘Betsy’ but many didn’t feel it quite fit the blazed-faced gentle giant. “She’s just not a ‘Betsy’,” explained Paige Rickerd, owner of Paige’s Horse & Carriage, who owns Sally and the other carriage horses at Santa Anita. “Sally has so many fans and we were hoping one of them could come up with the right name for her sister.”For choosing the winning name Dalton will receive lunch for four in Santa Anita’s FrontRunner restaurant, a picture with ‘Nora’ and a carriage ride at Santa Anita; or a $200 gift certificate from Champions! Gifts & Apparel.The Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes takes place Saturday at Santa Anita. The first post will be at 12:30 p.m. and gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Warburton returns to captain Lions

first_imgWarren Galtand’s tourists face the Super Rugby franchise in Dunedin on the back of tackling the competition’s dominant force, Crusaders, and beating them 12-3 on Saturday.Returning captain Warburton has not played the last two fixtures due to an ankle injury, while Biggar sat out the Crusaders win due to concussion.The skipper is joined by James Haskell and CJ Stander in the back row, while Iain Henderson replaces Maro Itoje at lock from the Lions’ last midweek match – a 22-16 defeat to Blues – to partner Courtney Lawes.TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT | @samwarburton_ returns to lead the Lions against @Highlanders#HIGvBIL info ️https://t.co/cxdkqLbkhj #LionsNZ2017pic.twitter.com/VU7ckFDw6a— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) 11 June 2017Rhys Webb returns at scrum-half, while Ireland’s Jared Payne will start at full-back, with Robbie Henshaw and Jonathan Joseph in the centres. Jack Nowell is given another go on the wing despite struggling against the Blues, with Tommy Seymour lining up on the left.The front three of Joe Marler, Rory Best and Kyle Sinckler that started the first game of the tour will do so again on Tuesday.Gatland said: “At this stage of the tour everyone has had a start and as coaches we are happy that all the players have had a chance to put their hand up and perform in the Lions jersey.”Each game is a chance for individuals to shine but more importantly it’s about a collective performance. We are building some momentum and we have improved with every game.”We were obviously pleased with the win against the Crusaders, especially our defence and game management, but we know the Highlanders will be another massive test for us as a squad.”Highlanders will be missing All Blacks Ben Smith and Aaron Smith for the clash, but New Zealand international trio Malakai Fekitoa, Waisake Naholo and Lima Sopoaga will get a look at the Lions.Here’s #YOURLanders to take on the @lionsofficial on Tuesday! #HighlandersANDyou pic.twitter.com/evRc2lXxZY— The Highlanders (@Highlanders) June 11, 2017British and Irish Lions: Jared Payne, Jack Nowell,  Jonathan Joseph, Robbie Henshaw, Tommy Seymour, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Joe Marler, Rory Best, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, Iain Henderson, James Haskell, Sam Warburton, CJ Stander.Replacements: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Dan Cole, Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric, Greig Laidlaw, Owen Farrell, Elliot Daly.Highlanders: Richard Buckman, Waisake Naholo, Malakai Fekitoa, Teihorangi Walden, Tevita Li, Lima Sopoaga, Kayne Hammington; Daniel Lienert-Brown, Liam Coltman, Siate Tokolahi, Alex Ainley, Jackson Hemopo, Gareth Evans, Dillon Hunt, Luke Whitelock.Replacements: Greg Pleasants-Tate, Aki Seiuli, Siosuia Halanukonuka, Josh Dickson, Jimmy Lentjes, Josh Renton, Marty Banks, Patrick Osborne.last_img read more

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Why do some people use Whatsapp for the shopping list? What are the advantages?

first_imgWhatsApp is one of the most used applications by people of all agesIt allows us to be in touch with our loved ones from anywhere One of the applications most used by people of all ages is WhatsApp. This instant messaging application allows us to be in touch with our loved ones from any corner and at any time of the day. With this app we can send messages, audio notes or even make video calls, but there are people who go further and use it even to make the shopping list. The shopping list is a resource that has been used for years. With it, we can go to the supermarket without fear of forgetting anything and without buying more than we need. Although we generally associate the shopping list with a paper in which we write by hand all the products we need in our home, it is not uncommon to think of people who use the mobile to create it. The mobile is already a must in our day to day and having the shopping list on it, assures us of not forgetting to take the list to the supermarket. Using WhatsApp to write down the products we need may seem strange, but if we stop to think about it it is really convenient and practical. The trick to use WhatsApp as a shopping listWhatsapp is an application that we use every day and to which we are accustomed. Everyone knows how to use the application and in most cases we have it very well located on our mobile. In addition, by always carrying the phone, if we remember something we need for home, we can write it at any time and place. Using WhatsApp as a shopping list is really the easiest. You just have to create a chat group, include some of our contacts and then eject it and get a complete chat for us, where to write all the products we need for home.center_img Image: iStocklast_img read more

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