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Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw: Who are the latest entrants to India’s Test squad?Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw: Who are the latest entrants to India’s Test squad?

first_imgPrithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari are the two new faces in India’s Test squad for the last two matches against England.While the former has been a household name for a while for his exploits with the bat since a very young age, the latter is a relatively lesser known middle-order batsman, who plays for Andhra Pradesh in domestic competitions.Shaw has a number of feathers to his cap. From breaking school records at a young age to captaining India U-19 to a World Cup win in New Zealand earlier in 2018, Shaw has come of age as a player. But none of his achievements so far are world records or firsts.However, Vihari has one to his name and it is better than the two leading batsmen in Test cricket — Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.Vihari has the best first-class average in contemporary cricket. His average of 59.45 is more than Steve Smith, who is the second best Test batsman in the world. The former Australia captain is also second in terms of best average at first-class cricket around the world with 57.27. Kohli, who has played 100 first-class matches, averages 53.97.Also read – Murali Vijay dropped, Prithvi Shaw in India squad for final 2 Tests vs EnglandRohit Sharma has the second highest average from India with 54.71 with Cheteshwar Pujara is third at 53.94.Don Bradman has the highest batting average overall with 95.14 from a total of 234 matches.However, Vihari is yet to play an international match for his country and carrying the impressive show will be a big task.advertisementBut, Vihari is a capable batsman and has done exceedingly well in recent times both domestically and with India A on overseas tours.Also read – India pacers have created fear in England batsmen: Sunil GavaskarIMPRESSIVE FORM Prithvi Shaw scored a hundred against South Africa A in the unofficial Test (BCCI Photo)Shaw has been super form for Mumbai in the domestic season and scored 1418 runs in 14 first-class matches with an average of 56.72 and seven centuries.He was one of the star performers along with Vihari and Mayank Agarwal during India A’s recent tour of the UK.Also read – Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant selection was a masterstroke, says VengsarkarShaw scored 188 in a first-class game against West Indies A in Beckenham and recently scored 136 against South Africa A in Bengaluru as well.Vihari on the other hand, finished the Ranji Trophy season with 752 runs from six matches at an average of 94.00. He scored a career-best 302 not out against Odisha and followed it up with a fighting 327-ball 183 in the Irani Cup against Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha for Rest of India.Following his excellent run of form, Vihari was one of the very few players, who made it to both the India A 50-overs and four-day squads for the England tour. And he grabbed the opportunities with both hands. He scored 253 runs in three innings with a highest of 147 against West Indies A.Also read – India complete historic Test triumph in England: Recapping all seven victoriesHe carried his form forward and smashed a match-winning 148 against South Africa A in Alur in the second unofficial Test. He had also scored a fifty in the first Test in Bengaluru against the same opposition. Now, he has two fifties and a century in his last five first-class innings.PATH TO THE TOP Hanuma Vihari starred for India A in their tour of England (Getty Images)Shaw has had received extreme amount of help from India U-19 and A coach Rahul Dravid and that showed in the Indian Premier League as well. Shaw was impressive with the bat while opening the batting for Delhi Daredevils and scored 222 runs from 9 matches.Also read – Virat Kohli breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record as Test captainOn the back of it, he earned his call-up to the India A side for the tour of England and he impressed immensely over there.However, Vihari’s success comes largely because of his experience in both Indian and English conditions. Not a regular in the Indian Premier League, he played league cricket in England for Hutton CC in the Shephered Neame Essex First Division League in 2014 and 2015 and smashed six centuries.He has also played in Bangladesh and gone to preparatory tours of Sri Lanka with Andhra after choosing to play for the state since moving from Hyderabad in 2016. He is the first player from Andhra to make India’s Test squad in 19 years since MSK Prasad in 1999.Therefore, a call-up to the Test squad was a well deserved one for him. He might not get a game in England this time but he is certainly on the right track forward.For Shaw however, things could be different if one of the openers fail again and India decide to try the youngster based on his stellar form in England with the bat.advertisementlast_img read more

Honda Civic engine details, fuel efficiency figures outHonda Civic engine details, fuel efficiency figures out

first_imgHonda Cars India is all set to introduce the tenth-generation Civic in India. Speculations are rife that the launch may take place towards the end of this month or at the beginning of March. However, nothing is official yet. The car is expected to take on the likes of Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.Ahead of the car’s much-awaited launch, its engine details and mileage figures are out. The all-new Honda Civic will be available in India in both petrol and diesel motors. The car will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine producing 141 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. It will be mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). There will also be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel powertrain churning out 120 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This engine will get a six-speed manual transmission.As regards the fuel efficiency of Honda Civic, the company is claiming that the petrol variant will return a mileage figure of 16.5 kmpl, while the diesel one will be good for 26.8 kmpl. The tenth-generation car will have a length and width of 4,656 mm and 1,799 mm, respectively. It will be 1,433 high and have a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. It gets a 47-litre fuel tank and a 430-litre boot. The kerb weight of the petrol variant is 1,300 kg, while the diesel one will weigh 1,353 kg. Honda Civic will have 17-inch alloy wheels with discs, both at the front and rear.It is being speculated that Honda Civic will be priced in India between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). While Octavia is priced between Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Corolla Altis ranges between Rs 16.45 lakh and Rs 20.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Elantra is priced between Rs 13.81 lakh and Rs 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).advertisementIt has been a busy year for Honda Cars India. While the company has discontinued the production of hatchback Brio, it has recently introduced exclusive editions of compact sedan Amaze, premium hatchback Jazz and compact sports utility vehicle WR-V.ALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: A detailed comparison between their technical specificationsALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300: Ahead of its launch on February 14, everything you need to knowALSO READ | Kawasaki Versys 1000 introduced in India, priced at Rs 10.69 lakhlast_img read more

Oklahoma State’s snap speed progression since Gundy took overOklahoma State’s snap speed progression since Gundy took over

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIMike Gundy said it at media days:“We want to play as fast as possible”Tracy Moore said it earlier this spring:“I’m not going to lie. It’s a lot faster than when Coach (Dana) Holgorsen was here.”Parker Graham said it, too:“Oh my Gosh, it’s even faster than the last one, if that’s even possible.”Everything we’ve heard since the curtain closed on that whatever that thing was at the Cotton Bowl in January has pointed towards OSU going even faster than before. Gundy even riffed on a no-huddle wishbone O at media days, which sounds just…insane.The point remains though, OSU will continue to test the limits of speed — and now the Big 12 is trying to help them out.I wanted to look at how fast this thing could go. How far we’ve come since Gundy took over and who else is testing the dexterity of the people in charge of play clocks all over the country.First, how far OSU has come. The numbers I’m about to throw at you are simply this: total time of possession on offense divided by total plays. Passing teams are sometimes helped by this because the play clock stops for them on incompletions…though if you’re throwing that many incomplete passes, you likely have bigger issues.The reason the numbers might seem inflated is because a team holds the ball for a while when it punts, has turnovers, and commits penalties. I didn’t include these as offensive “plays” because, well, those are all things that slow an offense down and I don’t feel like they should be added to artificially enhance these numbers.Here are OSU’s numbers:Total time/total plays2005: 24 seconds per play2006: 26 seconds per play2007: 23 seconds per play2008: 26 seconds per play2009: 28 seconds per play2010: 22 seconds per play2011: 20 seconds per play2012: 21 seconds per playPretty interesting, right? That 28 to 22 drop you see in 2010 is D-A-N-A. Also, the 2011 team was insane. So good, so fast, so disciplined. Just a machine.And I think that 2005 team was fast because it just scripted three plays at a time then punted. Not much to think about there…that 2009 team was slow because Zac was tired of getting murdered every time he snapped the ball.Now how do these rank nationally?Here those numbers from the last six years:10 fastest teams2012 Houston: 18.1 seconds2012 Marshall: 18.7 seconds2012 La. Tech: 19.1 seconds2012 Arizona: 19.4 seconds2009 Houston[1. Dana.]: 19.6 seconds2011 Middle Tennessee: 19.8 seconds2012 Baylor: 19.9 seconds2011 Houston: 20.2 seconds2012 Indiana: 20.4 seconds2008 Oregon: 20.5 secondsOkahoma State’s six teams rank 15th, 19th, 41st, 106th, 432nd, 567th (out of 723 teams).Only seven teams (again, out of 723!) have ever broken the 20-second mark so I would think that’s the goal for OSU. And with that eighth referee added I think they could get it this year.The five slowest2012 New Mexico: 31 seconds2011 Temple: 31 seconds2008 Northern Illinois: 31 seconds2012 Auburn: 31 seconds2010 UCF: 31 secondsOh, Auburn. That was a clinic in why you don’t hire Iowa State coaches who can’t win at Iowa State.Other notes:• 2010 OU was the only team to run over 1,200 plays (1,210).• UTSA only ran 680 plays in 2012. OSU will reach that by the end of October this year.• The only team to have the ball for fewer than 300 minutes in a season was Houston in 2012 (the fastest team of the era).OSU has been really good in this area and is getting better. In and of itself snap speed doesn’t do much, but when you combine it with a “we know exactly what we’re going to do on every play” attitude, well, you have something.One of the biggest things I’m worried about this year is Yurcich’s ability to pull the trigger quickly on plays like Monk and Dana were able to — those dudes lived to call the right play at the right time and it’s one thing that made the Pokes great over the last three years.Check out our full 2013 OSU football preview here.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Yanga unhappy with Chirwa banYanga unhappy with Chirwa ban

first_imgYoung Africans Yanga unhappy with timing of Obrey Chirwa ban Last updated 1 year ago 15:13 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Yanga Chirwa Goal Young Africans Young Africans v Mwadui Mwadui Ligi kuu Bara Chirwa was banned for three matches by the TFF disciplinary committee The management of Young Africans Sports Club are unhappy with the timing of Tanzania’s Football Federation’s ban for their striker Obrey Chirwa. Yanga are unhappy that the ban to their player was unnecessarily delayed.Yanga’s General Secretary, Boniface Mkwasa, told Goal that the move to ban Chirwa was frustrating because the player was in the team’s plans for the game against Mwadui FC.”We do not oppose Chirwa’s ban, but we are complaining that the ban was delayed for over a month and a half” said Mkwasa. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Secretary further said that they are going to implement the TFF order, but they are not pleased with the decision.Chirwa was banned to play three matches with the TFF disciplinary committee, after he elbowed an opponent during a match against Tanzanian Prisons in November 2017.last_img read more

FanDuel Releases Spread For Oklahoma vs. TexasFanDuel Releases Spread For Oklahoma vs. Texas

first_imgMarcelias Sutton on Oklahoma running the ball against Texas.DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Marcelias Sutton #21 of the Oklahoma Sooners during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The Red River Rivalry, which features Oklahoma vs. Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas every year, is one of the best games in college football. Let’s take a look at which team is favored to prevail this season.A year ago, Texas stunned Oklahoma, 48-45 to take command of the Big 12. But the Sooners got revenge in December, knocking off the Longhorns in the Big 12 title game to reach the College Football Playoff.This year, it looks like both schools will be highly ranked again heading into the contest. Both the Sooners and the Longhorns are expected to be in the top 10 of the polls when they’re unveiled in July/August.A number of sportsbooks have already been putting out spreads for the games for this coming season. This week, FanDuel got in on the action. At the moment, Oklahoma is a slight 3-point favorite. Of course, that could change as we get closer to the actual game.Oklahoma, this year, will be quarterbacked by former Alabama signal-caller Jalen Hurts. He replaces Kyler Murray, who won the Heisman Trophy and headed to the NFL. Sam Ehlinger will likely start for Texas.The game is set for October 12 at 11:00 AM.last_img read more

Carter recounts Canadian experience in support of singlepayer health systemCarter recounts Canadian experience in support of singlepayer health system

first_imgFormer U.S. president Jimmy Carter says he supports a single-payer health-care system — a view that was possibly reinforced by his hospital experience after he collapsed in Canada earlier this year.Carter told college students in Atlanta on Wednesday that he proposed a measure as president that would have phased in a “medicare-for-all” structure by extending benefits first to children, then to older Americans as the federal budget allowed.That did not pass.He acknowledged the considerable expense of single-payer models and the political risks for his party if they anger the private insurance industry and push the tax hikes necessary to pay for universal coverage.But the 92-year-old told the students of how he hospitalized for dehydration in July while working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Winnipeg.Carter said when he was released, he asked what he owed and was told “zero,” adding “the Canadian taxpayers paid for my treatment.”Carter was back at the Habitat for Humanity worksite the next day, where hundreds of volunteers joined the former president and his wife, Rosalynn, to build 25 homes.The U.S. has a patchwork system that’s mostly private, partly public and covers the vast majority of Americans. When Barack Obama took office, about 84 per cent of Americans had health coverage; the number rose to about 89 per cent under his reform; now the parties are debating next steps.Some Republicans are still working on bills to pare back Obamacare. Some Democrats want to focus their fight on saving what exists. But others, like Bernie Sanders, want to expand the battle to new terrain: single-payer.Carter told the students that, theoretically, single-payer is “the best system.”-With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

Altria spending 128B for a stake in evapour company JUULAltria spending 128B for a stake in evapour company JUUL

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. — Altria is spending $12.8 billion for a stake in e-vapour company JUUL as one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies tries to offset declining cigarette use.Altria Group Inc. said Thursday that its investment puts the value of JUUL Labs Inc. at $38 billion.JUUL will remain a fully independent company and have access to Altria’s infrastructure and services.The Associated Presslast_img

159 of Moroccans Live Without Toilets159 of Moroccans Live Without Toilets

Rabat  – A shocking 15.9% of Moroccans are currently still living without basic toilets and sanitation, according to a recent report published by Water Aid.Entitled “Overflowing cities: the state of the world’s Toilets 2016,” the  report reveals that 700 people are living in urban areas without a basic toilet and 100 million of people around the world practice “open defecation.”The same report shows that it is African countries that are in most dire need of latrines and the world’s worst countries for urban sanitation. South Sudan tops this list with 86. 3 % of its urban population living without safe toilets, followed by Madagascar with 82%, Congo with 80% and Ghana with 79.8%. With respect to the highest population experiencing an urgent crisis in access to proper sanitation, still  practicing open defection, reports concluded that 157 million urban-dwellers in the country practice open defection, followed by the Chinese.The report also explained that politics is one of the five major reasons why people are living without safe, private toilets in urban areas, saying that politicians neglect to invest in the issue of sanitation and prioritize investment in roads, schools and other visible infrastructure. read more

Wynne agrees to meet Ontario opposition leaders on political fundraising reformWynne agrees to meet Ontario opposition leaders on political fundraising reform

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 3, 2016 11:48 am MDT Last Updated Apr 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne has agreed to meet this week with Ontario’s opposition leaders to talk about reforming the province’s political fundraising rules.After a week of intense criticism over fundraising quotas for Liberal cabinet ministers, Wynne sent a letter on Sunday to Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath saying she wants their input on finance reform.“I am committed to phasing out corporate and union donations to political parties and reducing the amount that individuals can donate,” she wrote.“My government remains committed to enhancing the integrity of the election finance system and protecting the public interest.”Wynne also said she would give the Tories and New Democrats time to come up with their own suggestions before the new rules are drafted.“After we meet, and once you are able to consult within your parties, I am very interested to receive your formal input on a responsible way forward to reform the current system, including your ideas on legislative and non-legislative mechanisms we could use to develop recommendations to assist us in making these important reforms,” she added.The premier’s letter came after both opposition leaders said they don’t want the governing Liberals coming up with new political financing rules on their own.“It’s time to put an end to the undue influence of big money in Ontario,” Horwath said in a statement Sunday reacting to Wynne’s open letter.“We are looking forward to the meeting, and are hopeful we can begin mapping out a process that engages all political parties and broader civil society.”Brown welcomed Wynne’s offer of a meeting in a statement Sunday, and repeated his request for a legislative committee to examine the issue.“We hope she’ll agree to strike a select committee with equal representation from all parties, where all deputations and consultations are made in public and not behind closed doors,” wrote Brown.Wynne denies accusations that lobbyists are buying access to her and Liberal cabinet ministers at expensive and exclusive dinners and receptions, but promises to come up with new rules by this fall.However, she said there will have to be a phase-in period, so not all the proposed changes to the political fundraising rules will be implemented before the next election in 2018.Wynne said she wants to follow the federal model and phase out corporate and union donations and reduce the amount individuals can contribute to parties and candidates, but she hasn’t said if Ontario taxpayers would subsidize parties under the new rules.“The question now becomes how are we going to finance our democratic process,” said Horwath.Federal contribution rules allow individuals to contribute a maximum of $1,525 to each party annually, plus another $1,525 in total to all the registered associations and candidates of each party.In Ontario, individuals, companies and unions can donate $9,775 to a party each year, another $9,975 to the party for each campaign period, plus $6,650 annually to constituency associations of any one party. They can also donate $6,650 to candidates of any one party in a campaign, but no more than $1,330 to a single candidate.Ontario also has no limits on contributions to political leadership candidates. Former Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Christine Elliott received a single donation of $100,000 in 2014.———Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter Wynne agrees to meet Ontario opposition leaders on political fundraising reform Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to reporters as she arrives at the First Ministers meeting at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Wynne is asking for a meeting this week with Ontario’s opposition leaders to talk about reforming the province’s political fundraising rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

Lorry driver who killed fatheroftwo in crash when he had a coughingLorry driver who killed fatheroftwo in crash when he had a coughing

first_imgPhilip Beeton died in the crashCredit:SWNS  Philip Beeton An East of England Air Ambulance helicopter piloted by Prince William airlifted Jack to hospital to be treated for “life-changing injuries”.David said the Duke of Cambridge gave his son oxygen to keep him alive while paramedics worked on him.”Jack was in hospital for 94 days,” he said.”He was still in a really bad mess when we had Philip’s funeral.”He was asking, ‘where’s Philip?’. We kept having to tell him he was dead.” “After a meeting with the family of Philip Beeton to discuss the outcome of this review, the case was subject to a further review at the family’s request by a different prosecutor, in accordance with the Victim’s Right to Review scheme.”In October 2017 they also upheld the original decision.”  William Abbott will not be prosecutedCredit:BPM Media  David said his son, now 19, was “made of metal” and only last week had surgery for his multiple injuries.Philip Beeton’s family have twice challenged the CPS’s decision not to prosecute Abbott after it said there was “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction”.However, the decision has been upheld.An investigation into the crash found there was nothing wrong with the lorry and that Mr Abbott was in generally good health, not intoxicated and was driving within the 50mph speed limit.A CPS spokeswoman said: “Having looked carefully at all the available evidence, it was decided in May 2017 that there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in this case.”Following a request under the Victims’ Right to Review scheme this decision was reviewed by the Area, and the original decision was upheld.center_img  William Abbott A lorry driver who killed a father-of-two when he had a coughing fit at the wheel has escaped prosecution.Philip Beeton, 50, was killed when his blue Citroen Relay van was hit by a 20-tonne truck on the A10 near Chittering, Cambs, on October 7, 2015.The carpenter was driving home to celebrate his daughter’s 21st birthday with 17-year-old nephew Jack Beeton in the passenger seat, who suffered life-changing injuries.His younger brother David, Jack’s father, criticised the CPS’s decision not to prosecute after an inquest this week found truck driver William Abbott didn’t apply his brakes before the crash.He said he was “absolutely disgusted.””He [Abbott] never once broke in all the time he was going across the road.”He walks away without even a driving ban. You get a penalty for speeding.” Abbott told assistant coroner David Scott Morris that some phlegm caught in his throat made him “choke very hard”, causing him to drift across the road.The 60-year-old told the inquest he couldn’t have done anything to avoid the crash.The coroner heard it took six seconds for Abbott to drift into oncoming traffic, hitting a Ford Galaxy before careering into Mr Beeton’s van. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

NeoNazi couple who named their son after Adolf Hitler jailed for membershipNeoNazi couple who named their son after Adolf Hitler jailed for membership

A fanatical Neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son after Adolf Hitler have been jailed for membership of a terrorist group that a judge warned wants to use “serious violence and murder” to “overthrow of democracy” in the UK.Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were found guilty of being members of the extreme Right-wing organisation National Action, which was banned in 2016.The jury was told that Thomas and Patatas gave their child the middle name “Adolf”, which Thomas said was in “admiration” of Hitler, and the couple had Swastika scatter cushions in their home.Thomas and Patatas were jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for six years and six months, and five years, respectively.The sentencing judge said both had “a long history of violent racist beliefs”. Their close friend, Darren Fletcher, who admitted National Action membership before trial, was also jailed for five years for the same offence.In all, six people were sentenced on Tuesday, for being members of what Judge Melbourne Inman QC described as a group with “horrific aims”.He said: “Its aims and objectives are the overthrow of democracy in this country by serious violence and murder, and the imposition of a Nazi-style state which would eradicate whole sections of society by such violence and mass murder.” Convicted Neo-Nazi terrorist Claudia Patatas arrives at Birmingham Crown Court prior to her sentencingCredit:Aaron Chown/PA Thomas and Patatas Credit:SWNS.com Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Former Amazon security guard Thomas, and Patatas, a wedding photographer originally from Portugal who also wanted to “bring back concentration camps”, were found guilty after a seven-week trial.Thomas, a twice-failed Army applicant, was also convicted on a majority verdict of having a terrorist manual, namely the Anarchist’s Cookbook, which jurors heard contained instructions on making “viable” bombs.The couple, of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire, held hands and wept as they were sentenced.Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester, a leading member in National Action’s Midlands chapter, was also jailed. He was convicted of membership of National Action after standing trial with Patatas and Thomas, and sentenced to six years and four months.He was described by prosecutors as a “committed National Action leader, propagandist and strategist”, within the group’s Midlands cell. Two other men, cyber security worker and National Action Midlands cell “banker” Joel Wilmore, 24, and van driver Nathan Pryke, 26, described as the group’s “security enforcer”, were also sent to prison.Fletcher, 28, of Kitchen Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, Wilmore, 24, of Bramhall Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, and Pryke, 26, of Dartford Road, March, Cambridge, all admitted membership of the banned group prior to the trial.Pryke was handed a jail term of five years and five months, and Wilmore was sentenced to five years and 10 months.Opening the case, Barnaby Jameson QC, prosecuting, said all six defendants had been members post-ban and taken part in the organisation’s chat groups, which were staging posts for comments of “virulent racism, particularly from Thomas, Patatas and Fletcher”.He added: “Leaders Pryke, Wilmore and Bogunovic were more circumspect in their views but on occasion the true depth of their racial hatred leeched out.” Last week, the court heard the prosecution claim that Fletcher had taught his daughter to give a Nazi salute, and that he sent a message to Patatas saying “finally got her to do it”.Photographs recovered from their address also showed Thomas cradling his newborn son while wearing the hooded white robes of a Ku Klux Klansman.In conversation with another National Action member, Patatas said “all Jews must be put to death”, while Thomas had once told his partner he found “all non-whites intolerable”. Adam Thomas, Claudia Patatas and Daniel Bogunovic Claudia Patatas  read more

MacBook Pro 13 spec leaks Thunderbolt port confirmedMacBook Pro 13 spec leaks Thunderbolt port confirmed

first_imgWhile up until now we’ve heard a lot of rumors and partial spec leaks, Fscklog.com has managed to get confirmed legitimate pictures of both the MacBook Pro 13″ box and ports on the laptop.The following spec is taken from the image you see above printed on the side of the MacBook Pro box. This is the low-end version of the 13″ model:Core i5 two cores at 2.3 GHz 3 MB cache4 GB of DDR3 1333 MHzHard Drive 320 GB 5400 rpmScreen 13.33 “glossy 1280×800Intel Graphics GPU HD 3000 with 384MB of RAM shared with main memoryCamera HD FaceTimeSuperdrive 8xThunderbolt yet compatible with the I / O devices and high speed MiniDisplayportSDXC Card slot, Firewire 800 and two USB 2.0Digital Audio OutputIntegrated EthernetBacklit keyboardSize and weight 32.5 x22, 7×2, 41 cm, 2.04 kgMacRumors confirmed the images are legitimate and managed to find an English-language version of the spec:The image of the ports on the side of the laptop also confirms that a Light Peak port has been added, although we believe Apple has renamed it Thunderbolt.All we need to do now is wait until the official unveiling, expected tomorrow, to find out about the other models and pricing.Read more at MacRumors.com and Fsckloglast_img read more

Xypolitos guilty of dismembering stepsonXypolitos guilty of dismembering stepson

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram John Xypolitos has been found guilty of the 2003 murder of his former girlfriend’s 17-year-old son, Gary Adams.Mr Xypolitos, 56, went to extrodinary lengths to cover up the killing, dismembering the teenager’s body and disposing them in all around Melbourne.In his closing address to the jury, Crown prosecutor Andrew Tinney, SC described in graphic detail the premeditated thinking behind the murder. SC Tinney pointed to the evidence given by an undercover police man, who Xypolitos opened up to.“Just ask yourselves, how on earth would you cut off the head of a dead person with a hacksaw?” Mr Tinney said.“What was involved in doing that? What degree of force? How long did it take? How much blood would there be? And to remove the legs. He spoke of removing the limbs as though it was, well, pulling off the petal of a flower.”After killing the teenager, Mr Xypolitos placed him in a small plastic children’s swimming pool to be able to clean the remnants of blood on the ground.“He clearly had already decided that he was going to cover up what he had done, but what he needed to do was to make sure that he limited the amount of blood that would end up on the floor of the shed,” SC Tinney said.“What does that say about the accused? What does it say about the feelings he had for Gary Adams? What does it say about the truth, the real truth about this brutal attack by him on that defenceless boy with the hammer? What does it tell you?”Mr Xypolitos had been living with his former partner, Jo-Ann Adams, and Gary, her only child, on a property in Cranbourne when the teenager went missing on December 5, 2003.Xypolitos had lied to Adams saying Gary had been at home in the afternoon and left saying he wouldn’t be home for dinner. Gary was never seen again.It took 10 years for Xypolitos to be charged and buried some of the teenager’s remains in his mother’s backyard.Mr Xypolitos has pleaded not guilty on the basis of self defence after he says the teenager attacked him with a screwdiver. He was remanded for a pre-sentence hearing on Thursday.Source: The Agelast_img read more

If not now whenIf not now when

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram David Cameron has urged MPs to back UK airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, saying that the terrorist organisation is using the sanctuary of northern Syria to launch plots with deadly intent against the British people.In a statement to the Commons the prime minister asked: “If not now, when?” Cameron said the UK could not afford to stand aside from the fight and it was morally unacceptable to leave the US, France and other allies to carry the burden.In a written response to the foreign affairs committee published before he addressed MPs, the prime minister says: “The threats to our interests and to our people are such that we cannot afford to stand aside and not to act. “Throughout Britain’s history we have been called on time and again to make the hardest of decisions in defence of our citizens and our country. Today one of the greatest threats we face to our security is the threat from Isil [Isis].” Cameron says: “The longer Isil is allowed to grow in Syria, the greater the threat it will pose. It is wrong for the United Kingdom to subcontract its security to other countries, and to expect the aircrews of other nations to carry the burdens and the risks of striking Isil in Syria to stop terrorism here in Britain.”He says all seven terror plots in the UK this year have been directed by Isis or inspired by the group’s propaganda. He claims the terror group has an external operations group dedicated to causing mass casualty attacks around the world. He insists the strikes against Isis will be part of a comprehensive political and diplomatic plan to deny the group space and create the circumstances for an end to the civil war in Syria.The aim, he says, must be to close down ungoverned space. Cameron’s case was set out in a 36-page memorandum to the foreign affairs select committee, before he made his Commons statement on Thursday.Cameron said he would not call a vote in the Commons on airstrikes in Syria until he was sure there was a clear majority in favour of action as defeat would be a “publicity coup” for Isis. He told MPs that Britain must judge whether inaction in Syria carried greater risks than action. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, did not immediately make clear whether he would tell his MPs to back military action in a Commons vote. A shadow cabinet meeting to discuss the issue was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.Corbyn warned of “unintended consequences” if Britain got involved in military action in Syria in the same way it had in Iraq and Afghanistan, and urged the prime minister to make clear whether he was ruling out the use of UK forces on the ground. The Scottish National party’s leader in Westminster, Angus Robertson, said his party’s MPs would not vote for airstrikes in Syria unless they were convinced that there was effective ground support and a fully costed plan for postwar reconstruction.But the chairman of the foreign affairs committee – which earlier this month released a report urging caution over Syria – said he was now ready to back military action. Crispin Blunt said: “It is now my personal view that, on balance, the country would be best served by this house supporting his judgments that the UK should play a full role in the coalition, to best support and shape the politics, thus enabling the earliest military and eventual ideological defeat of Isil.”Source: theguardian.comlast_img read more

228 WWE Results Jonesboro Arkansas KaneWyatt228 WWE Results Jonesboro Arkansas KaneWyatt

first_img Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Kalisto tries to redeem infamous promo, Vince McMahon on The Rock making Forbes list 2/28 WWE Results: Jonesboro, Arkansas1. Neville def. King Barrett2. The Social Outcasts def. Darren Young & Damien Sandow3. Rusev def. Fandango4. Ryback def. Rusev5. The Jersey Boys w/Carmella def. The Ascension6. The Big Show & The Jersey Boys def. The Wyatt Family7. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Usos8. WWE Divas Champion Charlotte def. Becky Lynch9. Kane def. Bray WyattSource: PWInsider.comcenter_img Twitter Cody Rhodes taking some time off, Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito from 2016 Updated RAW Preview: Tag Team Title Match and #1 Contenders Match added for tonight Facebooklast_img read more

Lobotka wanted in ItalyLobotka wanted in Italy

first_imgStanislav Lobotka is attracting interest from clubs in Italy, according to talkSPORT.Napoli and Fiorentina are believed to interested in the securing the services of the midfielder from Celta Vigo.The Slovakian had a stellar 2017-18 season in Spain with Celta leading to PSG and Arsenal scouting him.But it seems the two European giants have turned their attention elsewhere leaving Napoli and Fiorentina to battle it out for his signature.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…It is believed both clubs are in talks with Celta as regards to a move for the 23-year-old with a transfer fee of around £25million involved in those discussions.Napoli are looking to secure Lobotka’s services to replace the outgoing Jorginho.Jorginho is expected to move to the Premier League this summer to either sign for Manchester City or Chelsea.Lobotka made 31 appearances for Celta Vigo last season in the Spanish La Liga.last_img read more

Well approach the season in the right way – SpallettiWell approach the season in the right way – Spalletti

first_imgThe Nerazzurri Coach Luciano Spalletti said after the final pre-season fixture that “we have a lot of options, defensive balance and consistency will be important.”Speaking to Inter official website Spalletti said:“You have to evaluate each half on its own. In the first half, we did well but we then dropped off in the second. We should have managed the ball better,” said Spalletti.Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie ASerie A Season Preview 2019-20 Boro Tanchev – August 23, 2019 The 2019-20 Serie A campaign starts this weekend with the clash between Parma and defending champions Juventus.“We have lots of options in the team, you need to know how to switch between them while always maintaining defensive balance. Am I satisfied with pre-season? I’m sorry about the problem the Ninja had, the positive side was having guys who can approach the season in the right way.”“Lautaro’s goal was a really beautiful piece of play but the consistency that he showed throughout the match was more important.”“Today, the opponent was very strong and they’ve been winning for some years. In the second half, they made some important changes and we have to show more consistency because we dropped off. I’m satisfied but we must always be competitive, starting with every single training session.”last_img read more

Former Skamania County auditors hearing delayedFormer Skamania County auditors hearing delayed

first_imgA hearing for a former Skamania County auditor accused of violating terms of his probation has been delayed until March 21.John Michael Garvison, who pleaded guilty Oct. 25 to shredding public documents, may face jail time for failing to complete the 168 hours of community service required under his probation.Garvison, 41, of Oregon City, Ore., appeared today in front of Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson to request that his hearing be delayed until March 21. The case is being handled in Clark County to avoid a conflict of interest. The delay allows for Garvison to appear before the judge who originally sentenced him, Judge Barbara Johnson.He will be expected to explain why he hasn’t completed his community service.His probation officer, Jamie Hepner, has recommended that he serve 21 days in jail in lieu of community service.Garvison is required to complete 20 hours of community service per month in Skamania County until he reaches the 168-hour mark.According to Hepner:Garvison fulfilled his obligation in November. He checked in once at 10:27 a.m. Dec. 29 for community service in December but never checked back out, so it’s unclear how many hours he worked. In January, he didn’t show up at all, and last month, he completed only eight out of the 20 required hours.Garvison declined a request by The Columbian for an interview today.During his brief appearance Thursday, Garvison wore a cast on his left arm. His aunt, Beth Garvison, told The Columbian earlier this month that she had heard Garvison recently injured his shoulder or bicep. She hasn’t been in contact with him and said he owes her and her husband money.She said he works at Oregon City’s 3D Electrical Services Inc. and lives with a cousin. His LinkedIn profile says he is operations manager at an electrical contractor.last_img read more

3 indicted in shooting that killed police dog3 indicted in shooting that killed police dog

first_imgPORTLAND — A Multnomah County grand jury has indicted three men in connection with a burglary and shooting that killed a police dog and wounded an officer.The grand jury indicted 25-year-old Jemaell Riley, 20-year-old Steven Young and 20-year-old Paul Alan Ropp in a 30-count indictment on Tuesday.Police say the burglary targeted a police equipment store. After a chase, the suspects crashed their vehicle into a utility pole.Ropp suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound. The grand jury ruled that the police’s use of deadly force was justified.Officer Jeff Dorn was shot and wounded in both legs while his dog, Mick, was fatally shot.Dorn is expected to make a full recovery.A memorial for Mick is scheduled May 12 at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more