Waratahs confirm signing of young 135kg South African enforcer

first_imgThursday Jan 10, 2019 Waratahs confirm signing of young 135kg South African enforcer The NSW Waratahs have confirmed the signing of young South African lock Le Roux Roets on a one year deal. The promising 23-year-old joins to beef up the pack and offer the kind of physicality they felt they were missing ahead of the Super Rugby season. ADVERTISEMENTWaratahs Head Coach Daryl Gibson said Roets brings size and skill to the forwards.“We first noticed his talent in the Currie Cup and we have been searching for a big, aggressive and physical player who can get us going forward and excels in the set piece,” Gibson said.“At 135kg, Le Roux fits the profile that we have been wanting to add to our squad. His recruitment will add real competition and depth amongst our current lock options in Rob Simmons, Tom Staniforth, Ryan McCauley and Jed Holloway,” Gibson added.In his short representative career, Roets has already played with former All Blacks star Dan Carter and Springboks first-five Johan Goosen when he was recruited by French Club Racing for the 2016/2017 academy season. In South Africa, he played age grade rugby and in the domestic Currie Cup competition for the Lions, Bulls and Pumas.Roets said he was buoyed by the opportunity to play for the 2018 Super Rugby semi-finalists.“My goal was to be selected for a Super Rugby team and to have the chance to play for the NSW Waratahs is amazing. This is a team that has won a championship title and in watching them play in 2018, I cannot wait to be part of them doing even better this year,” Roets said.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Ben Ryan reiterates that rugby laws are blatantly broken and ignored

first_imgMonday Feb 24, 2020 Ben Ryan reiterates that rugby laws are blatantly broken and ignored Sevens guru Ben Ryan has said that illegal and dangerous rucking has become the “norm” in rugby now.ADVERTISEMENTThis was in reaction to a clearout from James Ryan and Devin Toner on Tom Curry in England’s contest with Ireland on Sunday, which has since been highlighted as something that went unnoticed at the time but could have put the No8 in serious danger.It would be wrong to say that that was an exception though, as every game has instances of offences that go unpunished at the ruck.Shoulder charges and contact with the head are offences where referees and television match officials are swift to punish players, but other infringements, such as entering the ruck from the side or players going off their feet, seem to slip by.The Olympic gold medal winning coach said on Twitter that “Almost every commentator of pro rugby from the papers to radio & TV don’t mention it anymore – they would end up talking about nothing else.”Illegal rucking, and mauling for that matter, can cause such a variety of injuries, which range from concussions to ankle and knee damage from incorrect entries. What’s more is that the laws are clearly there to prevent such problems, but they are so often flouted by the players, who are permitted to by referees.It is perhaps the fact that World Rugby have made efforts to prevent such problems in the game which is why it is frustrating and concerning to see dangerous play.ADVERTISEMENTRyan raised this issue, saying: “So many laws that are there to protect the game, its future and the players are broken and ignored.”Whether this requires greater communication between the referee and the TMO, or more power to the TMO, there are ways in which the ruck can be made safer, and demands will only increase for such changes to be made.Another incident that occurred was between CJ Stander and Owen Farrell, after the latter held on to the number eight’s leg for what seemed like an eternity. Stander retaliated, earning the praise of some fans but again posing questions as to why officials allow that particular occurrence of cynical play to happen so regularly.Let us know in the comments below what you think of these discussion points? Is Ryan correct here?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House with the Hole / RS + Robert Skitek

first_img 2018 House with the Hole / RS + Robert SkitekSave this projectSaveHouse with the Hole / RS + Robert Skitek Save this picture!© Tomasz Zakrzewski+ 39Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Mikołów, Poland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934345/house-with-the-hole-rs-plus-robert-skitek Clipboard Lead Architects: House with the Hole / RS + Robert Skitek Architects: RS+ Robert Skitek Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRS+ Robert SkitekOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityOn FacebookMikołówPolandPublished on March 07, 2020Cite: “House with the Hole / RS + Robert Skitek” 07 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Tomasz Zakrzewski Housescenter_img Robert Skitek ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934345/house-with-the-hole-rs-plus-robert-skitek Clipboard Photographs Clients:Agnieszka and Robert SkitekEngineering:Marian UrbanikCity:MikołówCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiRecommended ProductsBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The plot has a significant slope of terrain to which the house has been matched. The main idea was to protect and highlight a view after entering the plot. That’s why the hole comes to existence.Save this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiSave this picture!Level 0Save this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiThe levels of the daytime part situated perpendicularly to the road are lowered in accordance with the existing terrain. A garage has been located in a separate part. Both blocks are connected by a higher situated bedroom part. After entering the plot you can immediately find yourself on the terrace, which leads directly to the living room space. Thanks to the large glazing part in the living area, the terrace has been extended significantly. The house is largely glazed on the west and south sides. Protection against overheating is the system of external blinds, appropriate selection of glass and mechanical ventilation. Wooden terrace and a garden are located behind a building on the south side.Save this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiInside, the space is maximally open. Applies to both day and night parts. The living area is dominated by the blackness of the walls, concrete ceilings are left without plastering. The addition is ash solid wooden elements – stairs, shelves, rungs. A big plant pot was placed on the floor in front of the southern glass wall.Save this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiThe night part is kept in white. Also, here concrete ceilings were not plastered. Large glazing is completed by two big skylights – above the living area and above the bathtub and washbasins in the sleeping area.Save this picture!© Tomasz ZakrzewskiProject gallerySee allShow lessWorking with Contradictions: In Conversation with Alireza TaghaboniInterviewsMOYE Hotel / FUN UNIT DESIGNSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Area:  234 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Poland Projects “COPY” Year: last_img read more

Greater London Fund for the Blind invites applications

first_img Advertisement Greater London Fund for the Blind is inviting applications for funding through a refreshed Programme Fund, open until May 2019.The Programme Fund exists to support organisations who work, or wish to work, with blind and partially-sighted people within the M25 area. With new funding criteria and application guidelines, GLFB hopes that this fund will provide much needed support for innovative new programmes and vital existing services. Olivia Curno, Chief Executive of GLFB said: “We’re aware that fantastic work is going on across London, but too often this work faces an uncertain future. We wish to enable the people who are working creatively in our communities. We also wish to engage organisations which deliver specialist services which may not be accessible for those who are blind or partially-sighted.‘We therefore welcome applications both from the sight-loss sector and from organisations working in homelessness, mental health, domestic violence and a range of other critical areas who wish to ensure that they can reach and empower blind and partially-sighted people.”Applications should be for work which addresses one or several of GLFB’s priority areas in 2018/19:Improving access to education or employmentSupporting wellbeing and mental healthSupporting independenceWork with minority groupsEye care and prevention of sight lossSupporting blind and partially sighted people facing additional challenges (including, but not limited to, those facing domestic violence, homeless people, refugees, care leavers, parents and carers).The programme is rolling, but remaining quarterly meeting deadlines are:6th February 20198th May 2019 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  104 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Greater London Fund for the Blind invites applications Tagged with: Funding London Howard Lake | 23 January 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Open letter from Reporters Without Borders to Ban-Ki-moon on the occasion of his visit to Iran

first_img Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General United Nations New York United States March 18, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election IranMiddle East – North Africa With 26 media workers and 18 netizens in prison, Iran has the world’s second largest number of journalists behind bars, after China.The lives of a number of imprisoned journalists and netizens who are ill and weak, physically and psychologically, are a cause for concern. They are in constant danger, as confirmed in letters written by detainees’ families to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Although Mr. Shaheed has a mandate from the UN Human Rights Council, the Iranian authorities have said they will not allow him to enter Iran. Your spokesman, Martin Nesirky, has said that “by going he is making the extent of international concern all that much clearer”. However, there is no doubt that the Islamic Republic will take advantage of regional tension and the talks on its nuclear program to distract attention from the seriousness of its human rights abuses, as it has done for years.This summit provides an opportunity for talks with Iranian authorities on the issue of respect for basic rights and the release of jailed journalists and bloggers, in parallel with discussions on Iran’s nuclear program. We wish to convey our serious concern about the following: 1)The conviction and imprisonment of women journalists and netizens The Islamic Republic of Iran holds the dubious record of the country with the most convictions of women journalists and bloggers. According to information received by Reporters Without Borders, since June 2009 at least 57 have been arrested and sentenced by revolutionary courts to prison terms of between six months seven years. Organisation 2) The arbitrary arrest and incommunicado detention of journalists and netizens carried out systematically by the authorities. On 22 August, 72-year-old Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister and owner of the suspended newspaper Kalameh Sabaz, was admitted to hospital in Tehran after suffering a heart problem. The next day, he was moved to an unknown location where he remains under house arrest.Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard, a popular writer, have been under house arrest for more than 18 months, together with Mehdi Karoubi, a former speaker of Parliament and the owner of another suspended newspaper, Etemad Melli. They have been deprived of all rights since then. Karoubi also suffers from health problems. His wife, Fatemeh Karoubi, editor of the magazine Iran dokhte, was also arrested but was released in September last year. Follow the news on Iran Dear Secretary-General, As you prepare to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran on 30 and 31 August, Reporters Without Borders wishes to draw your attention to the woeful state of freedom of information in Iran, and to the repression suffered by journalists, netizens and Iranian civil society as a whole.Our organization, which campaigns for freedom of news and information, notes that since the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in June 2009, bloggers and new media organizations have joined traditional journalists among those classified as “enemies of the government’ and subjected to regular censorship and surveillance. While the government has been organizing the summit, the crackdown on the media has intensified. Several Iranian journalists have been prevented from covering the meeting and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has issued an official decree ordering media outlets “to avoid mentioning internal problems in the presence of foreign guests” and proclaiming: “All newspapers must actively promote the summit.” Accredited journalists have been instructed “not to ask any questions that embarrass the government”. On two occasions last year, 14 March and 17 October, you expressed concern about reports of the “increased number of executions, amputations, arbitrary arrests and detentions, unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment, particularly the crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and opposition activists” in Iran. We welcome your stand on this issue. Since then, human rights have unfortunately steadily deteriorated. Summonses and arbitrary arrests of journalists and netizens by the Intelligence Ministry and the Revolutionary Guards are still going on. Detainees in the country’s prisons, such as Evin and Rajaishahr, continue to be ill-treated. Christophe DeloireDirector General, Reporters Without Borders Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Yours sincerely. In recent days, three women journalists, Jila Bani Yaghoob, Shiva Nazar Ahari and Rihaneh Tabatabai, have been summoned by the judicial authorities to serve sentences of, respectively, one year’s imprisonment and a 30-year ban on working as a journalist, a four-year prison sentence and 74 lashes, and six months’ imprisonment.The netizens Ladan Mostoufi Ma’ab, Hanieh Sate Farshi, sentenced to five and seven years respectively, and the journalist Mahssa Amrabadi, who received a two-year prison term, are serving their sentences in Evin prison. Amrabadi is married to the journalist Masoud Bastani, who has been held in Rajaishahr prison since July 2009.The netizen Mansoureh Behkish received a six-month sentence last month for “propaganda against the system” and a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence for “assembly and conspiring with the intent to harm national security”. Behkish, who has been imprisoned several times, will be taken into custody shortly. June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further News RSF_en Paris, 29 August 2012 June 9, 2021 Find out more August 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter from Reporters Without Borders to Ban-Ki-moon on the occasion of his visit to Iran News Contrary to national and international laws, no independent national or foreign observers have been allowed to visit Iran’s prisons to record and publicize any violations of the basic rights of those held there. On behalf of the international community, we urge you to compel the Iranian authorities to cooperate fully with the United Nations and to comply with their international undertakings, in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Iran is party. On behalf of the international community, it is incumbent on you to request the unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience in Iran. We thank you for your consideration of our comments and observations in the interests of making freedom of news and information a reality in Iran.last_img read more

Resistance to coup grows despite Myanmar’s block of Facebook

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COVID19- Bombay High Court To Give Directions To Decongest Prisons In Suo Motu Case

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19- Bombay High Court To Give Directions To Decongest Prisons In Suo Motu Case Sharmeen Hakim20 April 2021 1:06 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra Government to get all accused above 45-years vaccinated right after their arrest, so as to protect them from the Covid-19 virus. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu PIL on the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases across Maharashtra prisons. The matter was registered…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra Government to get all accused above 45-years vaccinated right after their arrest, so as to protect them from the Covid-19 virus. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu PIL on the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases across Maharashtra prisons. The matter was registered after 198 prison inmates in 47 prisons tested positive as on April 14, 2021. “Persons above 45 years at the time of arrest to be sent for vaccination immediately if not already vaccinated,” CJ Datta said. The Court took several suggestions from the State on the steps that may be taken to prevent further spread of the virus in the prisons. It said that it will consider passing a direction for shifting of prisoners, from one prison to another, without the requirement of a Court order. The matter has been adjourned till Thursday. The Bench also allowed an intervention application moved by Senior Advocate Mihir Desai on behalf of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). The organization had filed an original petition last year, pertaining to decongestion of prisons in view of the pandemic. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni appeared for the State with an advance affidavit. He recommended several steps that are required to be taken to break the second Covid-wave. The suggestions made during the hearing include: A fresh exercise to decongest prisons, as was done in March 2020 “Details of prisoners were taken and forwarded to the courts, last year, and those eligible were released on emergency bail by the Court. We have not undertaken the exercise again. We propose to do it…We have been releasing prisoners on parole on lines of the High Power Committee’s guidelines, a line from the court will enable us to further do so,” the AG submitted. Sr Advocate Desai suggested that for decongestion, old prisoners earlier not granted bail might fit into the new criteria, so their application must be considered. “High Power Committee could meet again to reconsider the eligibility criteria,” he said. The CJ opined that in respect of those applications earlier refused, inmates can apply for bail citing change in circumstances. Construction of Permanent Jails “Jail authorities have proposed 6 places where jails can be construed on a permanent basis. This is pending with the State government. An order will accelerate this…Directions will be required to be given to Land by Revenue, Finance, Planning, Home Dept.,” said the AG. Establishment of Temporary Prisons “36 temporary prisons were created in educational institutions, empty hostels, classrooms, etc. last year. When pandemic went down, Government had to give them back. State has now been able to take back 14 of them for setting up temporary prisons,” the AG said. Covid testing for new inmates During the hearing, the AG also suggested that RT- PCR test should be done upon arrest. “Police custody should continue until test results comes before transferring prisoners to magistrate custody,” he suggested. Adding to this, Senior Advocate Mihir Desai said that temporary prisons are also used as Covid Care Centres by prison officials. “Only after 7-10 days are spent by a new prisoner at such temporary prison, he/she is transferred to permanent prisons,” he said adding that this brings them in close contact with suspect covid patients. At this juncture, Chief Justice Datta suggested that prisoners can be tested twice— Once after arrest and once before they are put in permanent prisons. The Chief Justice further said that the State should try to break the chain order by identifying those prisoners who were arrested on or after 13th April. “What was the situation for first 12 days of April, and what is now,” the CJ said. Vaccination program for prisoners and staff The AG submitted that vaccination program for prisoners and staff is underway. Further, the CJ suggested that while conducting RT-PCR test, if a prisoner is found to be above 45 years of age, he/she should be sent for vaccination immediately if not already vaccinated. Production of Prisoners before Courts via VC The Chief Justice sought response from the State Government regarding e-connectivity between Courts and correctional homes for production of prisoners via Video Conferencing. “If an under trial wants to go to court…Could we restrict under trials to appear only through VC?” the CJI pondered. He said that VC facility will help in tackling further spread of the infection. The AG assured the Court that he will submit particulars about availability of such facility. He however, also informed the Bench that at times, prisoners insist on visiting Court physically, to meet their friends, family and lawyers. Sr Advocate Desai also requested the court not to put it in the order that accused should be produced only via VC. “They were anyway not being produced until relaxation or improvements in covid situation…Don’t put it in order as once the covid situation improves it should not become a permanent feature,” he apprehended. Edited by Akshita SaxenaNext Storylast_img read more

‘Team Belle’ raises funds for St. Jude

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Job complete: Trojans erase memories of last year’s finish in dramatic win over Arkansas State “Finish” – that is the message that Troy head coach Neal Brown has expressed to his players since the summer…. read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content ‘Team Belle’ raises funds for St. Jude Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration For the first time in seven years, Candice Howard-Shaughnessy was not in Memphis on the first weekend in December.Usually, she would be running in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon but a stress fracture had her sidelined in Troy.Marathon weekend is the biggest event of the year in historic Memphis, home of the blues and birthplace of rock ’n roll. Candice Howard-Shaughnessy, along with her cousin Bryan Gill and family, pose for a photo at an event. From left to right are J.D. Dykes, Rachel Dykes. Sarah Gill, Bryan Gill and Howard-Shaughnessy. Howard-Shaughnessy said strides are being made every day in treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Like other St. Jude Heroes, Howard-Shaughnessy said the race will not be over until childhood cancer has been totally defeated.A group of local ladies are now supporting Team Belle and will host an annual fundraiser the Thursday before Thanksgiving. “These ladies are committed to defeating childhood cancers and the more money that is raised, the greater chance there is,” Howard-Shaughnessy said. St. Jude’s provides care for young cancer patients at a cost of $2.4 million a day and it is also a research hospital. The dimes and dollars that are donated to St. Jude Children’ Research Hospital are making a difference in the lives of children.Those who would like to make a donation through the local Team Belle to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at this time of giving are encouraged to call Amanda Ford at 334-372-5023. “The Marathon features one-mile walks, 5- and 10-K runs, a Half-Marathon and the St. Jude Memphis Marathon,” Howard Shaughnessy said.  “Every race course passes through the campus of St. Jude which is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.”Although fundraising is not required, all participants get the tools and guidance they need to fundraise as a St. Jude Hero when they sign up. About 85 percent do become St. Jude Heroes.Howard-Shaughnessy has been a St. Jude Hero for seven years and, although she is not running this year, she is involved in the fundraising efforts for “such an important cause.” “I got involved when a friend’s niece, Belle, was diagnosed with a brain tumor,” Howard-Shaughnessy said. “Belle was two years old and I ran to raise money for her and for all the other children that suffer with cancer. I run as a member as Team Belle and as a St. Jude Hero. I run on the bronze level, which is a commitment to raise at least $500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”That first year, Howard-Shaughnessy ran in honor of Belle.“Now, I run in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in memory of Belle, who died at age 7.”Howard-Shaughnessy is a member of Team Belle, which is made up of Belle’s family members including her parents, her aunt, her two sisters and brother and other family members and friends. Not all members run the marathon. Some run the half-marathon while others run other events but they all run in memory of Belle. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2017 By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Latest Stories Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

MIT graduate allegedly stole car on day of Yale student’s murder

first_imgPolice are searching for Quinxuan Pan, seen in this undated photo.- (New Haven Police Department)By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(MANSFIELD, Mass.) — A graduate student of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has been named a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a Yale University graduate student allegedly stole a car and swapped the plates on the day of the murder, police said.Qinxuan Pan, 29, allegedly swiped a blue 2015 GMC Terrain from a car dealership in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 35 miles southwest of Boston, on Feb. 6, just hours before 26-year-old Kevin Jiang was shot dead on a street in New Haven, Connecticut, according to an application for an arrest warrant filed earlier this month by an officer with the Mansfield Police Department.The officer stated in the warrant application that he was dispatched to the dealership on Feb. 6 at approximately 5:30 p.m. because a salesman had reported a stolen vehicle. The salesman told the officer that Pan had walked into the dealership that morning, asking if he could test drive the 2015 GMC Terrain and bring it to his mechanic to have the SUV inspected before he considered purchasing it. The salesman said he attached a Massachusetts dealer number plate to the car before Pan drove off with it at around 11 a.m., according to the warrant application.The salesman said he texted Pan at approximately 3:30 p.m. to inquire when he was returning the SUV, and Pan responded asking if he could bring it back after-hours due to a family emergency. The salesman said he told Pan that the car needed to be returned before the dealership closes, but Pan did not respond. The salesman said he attempted to call Pan several times but he did not answer. The salesman noted that Pan “seemed like a very squared away person” and said he didn’t believe that Pan was trying to steal the vehicle, according to the warrant application.The officer stated in the warrant application that he also attempted to contact Pan but was only able to leave a voicemail. He asked the Malden Police Department to check if the vehicle was at Pan’s residence, and the officers later reported that they spoke to Pan’s mother who told them her son had changed his cellphone number and wouldn’t say where he was. She told the officers that Pan would return the car. The officers noted that they have been dispatched to the residence in Malden “many times for mental illness issues,” according to the warrant application.The responding officer stated in the warrant application that he decided to hold off on entering the SUV as stolen and give Pan a chance to contact him or return the vehicle. But when the car hadn’t been returned by 10:30 p.m. that night and Pan still hadn’t contacted the dealership nor police, the officer said he requested the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center to enter the vehicle as stolen and put out an all-points bulletin for the Malden area, according to the warrant application.A few minutes later, the officer said he was notified that the SUV had been towed in New Haven, Connecticut, after Pan had allegedly driven the car into a scrap yard where it got stuck on some railroad tracks. Pan had allegedly removed the dealer number plate from the vehicle and attached a Connecticut commercial plate, which was reported to be lost or missing. When officers with the New Haven Police Department went to the location Pan was supposed to be staying to question him, he had already fled, according to the warrant application.The officer stated in the application that he was requesting a warrant for Pan’s arrest on a larceny charge due to the steps he allegedly took to “conceal the vehicle.”During a press conference earlier this month, New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes said dispatchers received numerous 911 calls on Feb. 6 at around 8:30 p.m. before responding officers found Jiang dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the East Rock neighborhood, near Yale University’s campus. Reyes told reporters that Jiang was operating a vehicle at the time of the shooting but declined to say if the victim was inside or outside his car when he was killed. Police are investigating whether Jiang was targeted and whether the shooting followed a road rage incident.Jiang, a former member of the Army National Guard, had recently gotten engaged and was a graduate student at the Yale School of Environment, according to the university’s president.Reyes told reporters that Pan is wanted for questioning in connection with Jiang’s killing and is not a suspect in the case at this time.In June 2014, Pan received undergraduate degrees in computer science and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. He has been enrolled as a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since September 2014, according to the school.There are currently two warrants out for Pan’s arrest — one for interstate theft of a vehicle and another for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution related to the former charge.The United States Marshals Service has joined the search for Pan and is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to his location and arrest. The federal law enforcement agency issued a press release last week describing Pan as 6-feet tall, weighing about 170 pounds and having a medium complexion.Pan could possibly be staying with friends or family in the Duluth or Brookhaven areas of Georgia, the agency said. He was last seen in the early morning hours on Feb. 11 driving with family members in Brookhaven or Duluth. Relatives told investigators that Pan was carrying a black backpack and acting strange.“Pan should be considered armed and dangerous,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in the press release. “Individuals should not attempt to apprehend him themselves.”Anyone with information on Pan’s whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-877-Wanted-2 (1-877-926-8332). Any information shared will be considered confidential, the agency said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New sponsor joins NCW

first_imgBaking cases producer Chevler has joined Puratos as a sponsor of National Cupcake Week (NCW). Sales director Mike Wescomb said that the firm is proud to sponsor NCW and is happy to support all creative bakers taking part to develop new and innovative ideas. “As the UK’s leading manufacturer of baking cases, we are launching a gold, silver and multi-coloured cupcake range to help bring individuality to the market,” said Wescomb. Chevler is offering all bakers taking part in NCW a sample pack of this new range. Call 01844 344231 for details.* Don’t forget to enter our National Cupcake competition in the run-up to NCW. The deadline, 22 July, is almost here. Our panel of independent judges includes: Dan Lepard, Mich Turner and Fiona Burrell. Just send us a commercial-scale recipe and method, including topping, plus photography and an application form, which can be downloaded from BB’s website bakeryinfo.co.uk.Send your entries to [email protected] or post to Cupcake Competition, Elizabeth Ellis, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.last_img read more