New Zealand’s monstrous schoolboys look ready to cause some damage

first_imgThursday Sep 28, 2017 New Zealand’s monstrous schoolboys look ready to cause some damage While the All Blacks show incredible form in the Rugby Championship, the next batch of stars are already making names for themselves, despite still being in school. Ahead of their upcoming internationals, here is a look at some of those players to watch out for.The New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Schools Barbarians kick off their 2017 campaigns this week, with matches against Fiji Schools and Tonga Schools respectively.*RESULTS UPDATE BELOWNew Zealand Schools side will face the Australian and Fijian Schools teams in a series that kicks off on October 2nd, so will no doubt be firing on all cylinders by then.Here is a look at a potential starting XV to face Australia on October 7th, with the backs in particular standing out for their potency, with one or two names you may have already heard of.BACKLINENew Zealand are always expected to bring a strong line-up at schoolboy level. It’s widely regarded as the foundation for their success in senior Test rugby. This year will be no different, and their backline in particular looks monstrous.With most already aligned or signed with professional academies, this could be a special year for the side. Here is a short highlight reel, which includes a look at the younger brother of an All Black.FORWARDSThe forwards are an equally daunting prospect. The frighteningly large and talented group of youngsters will take confidence into their contests, particularly against Australia, who they have not lost to at this level in the last five seasons.Professional rugby will not be far off for a lot of these boys, so don’t be surprised if you see them turning out for your favourite Super Rugby sides soon.NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS TEAM vs. FIJI SCHOOLS:1. Tamaiti Williams (St Kentigern College), 2. Sam Cooper (St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton), 3. Josiah Tavita-Metcalfe (Hastings Boys’ High School), 4. Naitoa Ah Kuoi (Wellington College), 5. Tupou Vaa’I (Wesley College), 6. Charles Alaimalo (Hamilton Boys’ High School), 7. Jeriah Mua (Hastings Boys’ High School), 8. Devan Flanders (Hastings Boys’ High School), 9. Taufa Funaki (Sacred Heart College, Auckland), 10. Rivez Reihana (St Kentigern College), 11. Leicester Faingaanuku (Nelson College), 12. Quinn Tupaea (Hamilton Boys High School) *CAPTAIN, 13. Tauterangimarie Kapea (Hamilton Boys’ High School), 14. Kini Naholo (Hastings Boys’ High School), 15. Etene Nanai (St Kentigern College) Replacements: 16. Abraham Pole (Otago Boys’ High School), 17. Fatongia Paea (Sacred Heart College, Auckland), 18. George Dyer (St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton), 19. Quade Tapsell (Gisborne Boys’ High School), 20. Josh Southall (St Patrick’s College – Silverstream), 21. Humphrey Sheild (Napier Boys’ High School), 22. Lincoln McClutchie (Hastings Boys’ High School), 23. Isaiah Punivai (Christs College) The Australia Schools team will host New Zealand Schools before the Greater Sydney Rams play Fiji Drua in the round five National Rugby Championship on the 7th. Australian Schools Barbarians v Fiji Schools takes place before that.*SCORES UPDATE 29/09/2017: New Zealand Schools beat Fiji Schools 54-7, while New Zealand Schools Barbarians beat Tonga Schools 33-19.FIXTURES: Monday 2 October, Knox Grammar School – Australian Schools Barbarians v New Zealand Schoolboys, 1.00pm AEST– Australia Schools v Fiji Schools, 3.00pm AESTSaturday 7 October, TG Milner, Eastwood  – Australian Schools Barbarians v Fiji Schools, 11.00am AEST– Australia Schools v New Zealand Schools, 12.50pm AESTCoach Jason Holland previews the tournament, and talks about how exciting it is to work with such a talented group of young players.credit: rugbypass/allblacksADVERTISEMENT 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. 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The Brick House / Hiren Patel Architects

first_img “COPY” The Brick House / Hiren Patel Architects CopySave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The combination of natural simple materials and well – lit, ventilated spaces is the perfect recipe for a serene, beautiful home. This home proves that rustic charm can co-exist with sophisticated elegance.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahEmploying exposed cement and brick, was the only requirement the couple insisted on, while the rest was left to our aesthetic sensibilities. Working to create the landscape, architecture and interiors, on the L-shaped land bearing a natural curve, allowed us to draw in a complete visual where nature could intertwine with the structure and interior of the house. The courtyards highlight and intersect the house, working as the natural source of ventilation and light, bringing the outside, inside. Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahEach room works on a different design language, as per the utility of the spaces and need of the people. Embellished with soft furnishings against the wooden flooring, the master bedroom creates a cozy yet strong statement. Leaving room for changes in the future, all splashes of colors are added through curtains and other soft furnishings. A clean and crisp look is also maintained within the kitchen area with touches of red color against the white background.. The entertainment and private seating area on the first floor also become interesting areas to host parties and entertain people. Even despite style and sophistication spread across the home, it is maintenance and kid-friendly.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe lighting across the home is another feature picked up as per the feel of the space and pieces of art that are showcased. Inspired from the nature around, the lighting also reflects floral motifs. The play of light and shadow within every room has been aligned to create a perfect ambience, in context to the natural lightSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahBasic principles of Architecture have been applied to the house and use of art & art-objects make the spaces of ‘timeless’ quality. Architecture, Interior & Landscape Design is done by HPA, thus synchronized well with each other. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessMilan Design Week 2013: Energetic Energies for Panasonic / Akihisa HirataArchitecture News2013 ‘Folly’ Competition Winner: tree wood by Toshihiro OkiAwarded Competition Share CopyAbout this officeHiren Patel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAhmedabadHousesIndiaPublished on April 09, 2013Cite: “The Brick House / Hiren Patel Architects” 09 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave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 photographs:  Sebastian ZachariahPhotographs:  Sebastian Zachariah+ 23 Share Year:  Architects: Hiren Patel Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily 2008 Projectscenter_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/356459/the-brick-house-hiren-patel-architects Clipboard 2008 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/356459/the-brick-house-hiren-patel-architects Clipboard The Brick House / Hiren Patel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Brick House / Hiren Patel ArchitectsSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahHouses•Ahmedabad, India Houses Area:  335 m² Area:  335 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project India Year: last_img read more

Scottish radio stations and Tesco join to raise funds for children

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 19 November 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate Digital Presenters from Radios Forth, Tay, Moray Firth, South West Sound and Northsound have launched the Every Penny Counts campaign to raise funds for underprivileged children in each of the radio stations’ areas. Seventy one Tesco stores in Scotland are also participating in the four-week campaign.The DJ’s will be asking listeners and customers in their area to raise funds in any way they can.Dawn Gibson, Marketing and Communications Director for Emap Radio Charities, said: “The main aim here is for us to raise as much money as possible for sick and underprivileged children in each local area. It is important to note that all money raised locally will stay locally. A little bit of rivalry between the stations to see who can raise the most money will only benefit the charities at the end of the day!” Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish radio stations and Tesco join to raise funds for children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Women’s basketball defeats Kansas, wins fourth straight game

first_imgTwitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award print TCU Women’s basketball won their fourth straight conference game when they defeated Kansas 76-66 on Saturday. The Horned Frogs overcame a slow start in the first quarter and controlled the rest of a low-scoring, defensive-minded game against the Jayhawks. TCU led for 31 of the game’s 40 minutes.Kansas shot a meager 44 percent from the field and gave up 17 turnovers to a TCU team whose focus on defense has been key in their four-game win streak.“We’ve been more defensive minded really over the last two weeks and its producing,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “The team is really embracing how hard it is to defend and how hard you need to defend in this conference game in and game out.Junior Amy Okonkwo led the way offensively against the Jayhawks. Photos by Cristian Argueta SotoAlong with the defensive edge, the Horned Frogs bench produced 47 of the teams 76 points, led by Amy Okonkwo’s 24 points in 23 minutes. Sophomore guard Amber Ramirez also scored in double digits off of the bench, with 14 points in 22 minutes.Pebley accredited the effectiveness of Ramirez and Okonkwo off the bench to their commitment to the team’s mission. “It’s about the team’s mission more than their individual role,” Pebley said. “Whether you start or you don’t start you are a member of the team and it’s about what you do with the minutes you get.”Junior Jordan Moore showed off her post skills in Saturday’s victory over Kansas. Photos by Cristian Argueta SotoJunior forward Jordan Moore’s presence in the post on both sides of the floor was also a major factor in the Horned Frogs victory. Pebley praised Moore’s maturity as a player and her development on the offensive end. She finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds. The Horned Frogs have now won four straight games for the first time in their four seasons as members of the Big 12 conference. Two of those victories were over ranked opponents in Texas and West Virginia. “It’s an accumulation of a lot of work,” Pebley said of the team’s recent success.The Horned Frogs are now fourth in the conference standings with games against Kansas State (7th in the conference), Oklahoma (5th), and Iowa State (8th) upcoming. The matchup against Kansas State will be in Manhattan, Kansas Wednesday with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m. ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonald Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: January 20, 2018Next articleFort Worth women’s march attendees emphasize the need to vote Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photos by Cristian ArguetaSoto Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/last_img read more

[Supply Of Oxygen]”Seems You Are Passing Orders As If Living In A Completely Different World”: Delhi High Court Tells Delhi Govt.

first_imgNews Updates[Supply Of Oxygen]”Seems You Are Passing Orders As If Living In A Completely Different World”: Delhi High Court Tells Delhi Govt. Srishti Ojha27 April 2021 12:16 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court on Tuesday observed that it seems that the Delhi Government is passing orders and issuing directions as if they are living in a completely different world, are out of sync and don’t know the ground reality. The observation was made by a division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli after being informed about the order issued by GNCTD on 25th April asking hospitals to attend to the patients who come in their emergency. Advertisement The Court was hearing the plea concerning Covid 19 situation and supply of medical oxygen in the national capital. The observation was made after Adv Alok Aggarwal appearing for Maharaja Agrasen submitted before the Court that there’s been a slight difficulty regarding emergency patients. He informed the Court about the order passed by GNCTD asking hospitals to attend patients come in the Emergency and provide them with oxygen and medicines. Advertisement “We have a number of beds which are ICU beds. And there is the emergency where they are given oxygen,etc. The people who come in the Emergency are not counted for purpose of oxygen. We infact provide them Oxygen, and don’t charge them. The difficulty is On 25th april a notice was issue by GNCTD saying we have to attend every patient who comes in the emergency in 10 minutes and provide oxygen and medicines.” Advertisement Advertisement Aggrawal added that the hospital doesn’t have have oxygen and are running very low on medicines. Its very difficult for hospitals to follow such directions as they are already under such crunch. “Someone in GNCTD has to help and tell us, if we are completely full with ICU beds where are these people who we cannot admit because of our own difficulties, go? They cannot stay in emergency areas.” Aggrawal said. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I can’t have a situation where i remove a person’s mask and discharge them. I can’t kill a person who’s already on oxygen because of a government order.” Aggrawal added.”There seems to be some disconnect. It seems you are passing orders as if you are completely living in a different world, you are completely out of sync and you don’t the ground reality or how hospitals are coping up with situations. Why do you pass these orders? We don’t understand.” Justice Sanghi remarked The Bench stated that it can understand if you make inspection of a hospital where there is some inefficiency and you take action against that particular hospital, but what is the need to pass these kind of directions . “And then you don’t seem to account for oxygen reasons, when it comes to computing to oxygen” the Bench further said. Adv Satyakam appearing for the Delhi Government stated that If there is sufficiency of oxygen all these issues of bed will be solved. He explained that what the order is saying is that, if someone is coming to these hospitals, treat them for 10-15 minutes and don’t leave them outside. “But they are doing what they can. You think you have discharged your duty by passing such an order. Let us tell you this is nothing less than a paper exercise. You are satisfying your own conscience probably” the Bench observed “Don’t be unreasonable. If you are unreasonable in these circumstances you will achieve nothing.” Justice Sanghi remarked. “We have lot of issues i agree. We will resolve them. We will need to look at it holistically.” Adv Satyakam said. Senior Adv Tushar Rao suggested the Court to find a system where continuity is given to small hospitals. He stated that Smaller hospitals are also lining up with individuals in cylinder filing places and they are crowding, and a continuity can be provided to these gas filing stations as the bigger hospitals.During the hearing, the Court inquired if any orders have been passed by the Top Court in its suo moto de regarding oxygen supply. After being informed that the Supreme Court is currently hearing the matter, the Bench decided to assemble after the Top Court has heard the matter today. TagsDelhi High Supply Of Medical Oxygen Covid 19 Delhi Government Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

On Ma Bell and the cell

first_img I remember that she sang a lot and listened to the radio and just sat around talking, like folks used to do. Then, we got a telephone.Of course, Mama’s hero, Alexander Graham Bell, had invented the talking machine a long time before. We just didn’t get one until I was old enough to remember. Our telephone number was 180-J, pronounced “one-eight-oh-jay.” To make a call, you had to go through a real live “number please” operator and the nosey neighbors on your party line.The telephone was Mama’s link to the outside world. No longer was she tied to the kitchen sink. She was strung out on the phone. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 12:02 am Saturday, August 21, 2010 Daddy called Mama, “Ma Bell.” And for good reason.Mama was a talented talker.What she did before the telephone must be left to speculation. Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip On Ma Bell and the cell Sponsored Content Print Article “It wasn’t for me,” Daddy would say.“You don’t know,” Mama would reply. But Daddy did know.Mama would wait a few minutes before she headed to the telephone wondering if some calamity had befallen a family member or friend. Daddy said if Mama didn’t have anything to worry about, she would go across the road and borrow something.So, a missed telephone call was ample opportunity for Mama to canvas the community to see who had called with bad news.Her disappointment was obvious if she was unlucky enough to get the “missed call” on the first few tries. When she did, I could see Daddy smiling behind his newspaper.Daddy liked to please Mama, so when he did have a reason to talk on the telephone, he would turn it over to Ma Bell.“How about calling ‘so-and-so’ and telling him ‘whatever,’” Daddy would say and Mama would be glad for yet another reason to talk on the phone.If Daddy were forced on the phone, he would always end the conversation with “much obliged” indicating that the caller had facts or figures he needed to know. It definitely was not a casual call.Daddy really got a kick out of Mama being forced off the phone. For some unknown or unexplained reason, the telephone company decided that three minutes was enough time for anybody to tie up the telephone. So, after three minutes the phone cut off. If you had more to say, you had to call back for another three minutes of talking time.Mama considered that a slap in mouth of all womankind. She joined the pocketbook brigade, and they marched on the telephone office and that was the end of the three-minute phone calls.That makes me wonder what Mama would think about today’s telephones that offer constant worldwide communication via “the cell.” At first thought, it would seem that she would have liked it. Then, on second thought, she would have had no part of it.As much as Mama enjoyed talking on the telephone, there was a limit to what she would tolerate. She would get as mad as an ol’ wet hen if the telephone rang while her “stories” were on. From 11 o’clock until 1, Mama was watching the soaps, and she would not be disturbed.Then, if the weather was “pretty,” she was off to the golf course, and she would not have taken kindly to anyone calling her from tee to green. And, she enjoyed face-to-face conversations too much to be bothered while “visiting” around town.And, I’m sure Daddy would have a word to say about cell phones – a four-letter word.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. She can be reached via email at [email protected] Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like The Gulf of Mexico: Danger lurks beneath the surface A new study brings to the surface some disturbing evidence about the scope and lasting impact of the BP spill… read more Daddy always said if you called our house and the telephone rang, Mama wasn’t at home.Now, Daddy did not talk on the telephone. “That’s for women to gab on,” he would laugh and say.And, he had very little chance. One ring and Mama could leap all the way across the room and catch the phone on the fly. If Mama happened to be occupied and the telephone rang, Daddy would just let it ring off the hook.“William, why didn’t you answer the phone?” Mama would ask. By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Prosecuting human traffickers poses significant challenges, top prosecutor says

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — More than 100 child sex trafficking victims were rescued across the U.S. last month in an effort code-named Operation Independence Day that involved sweeps in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Seattle and resulted in 67 arrests.One such case that won’t be prosecuted is that of former disgraced financier Jefferey Epstein, who authorities said died of suicide in his jail cell on Saturday. Epstein was charged with human trafficking, among other things, by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.U.S. Attorney General William Barr has said that such cases are a priority, sex trafficking crimes are uniquely difficult to prosecute.According to the Department of Justice, the law defines human trafficking as “the act of compelling or coercing a person’s labor, services, or commercial sex acts. The coercion can be subtle or overt, physical or psychological, but it must be used to coerce a victim into performing labor, services, or commercial sex acts.”Hilary Axam, a top prosecutor with the Human Trafficking Institute at the Department of Justice, said that it is hard to prove that that the victim was indeed being trafficked against the victim’s will, because it requires getting into the victim’s mind.“You have to prove the victim’s state of mind,” Axam said at a Police Executive Research Forum conference in Washington this week. “It’s a heavy burden of proof.”In some cases, it is hard to meet that burden so prosecutors will charge someone suspected of human trafficking with something seemingly unrelated to that offense, such as a firearms charge.Prosecutors often also work closely with the Department of Labor, which has sworn law enforcement officers that look into Visa fraud. According to a report produced by Polaris, a top human trafficking research group, traffickers often commit Visa fraud as part of their scheme.Trafficking can be lucrative and those involved often finds ways to be nimble to elude law enforcement. For example, massage parlors that are shut down by law enforcement might open again under a different name but with the same connection to a human trafficking business, according to trafficking expert Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco.According to Polaris, there are over 9,000 illicit massage businesses in the U.S. that generate revenues around $2.5 billion.The July operation involved more than 400 law enforcement agencies, and agents set up fake dates in order to identify possible victims, according to the FBI.Agents relied on intelligence from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to identify young runaways, missing kids and juveniles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

More than 500K sign petition to bring charges against men seen assaulting a deer

first_imgWhiteway/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — More than 500,000 people are petitioning for criminal charges to be brought against two young men who were seen assaulting an injured deer.The online petition, which, at the time this story was originally published, was just a few thousand signatures short of its 500,000 goal but was growing by the second, wrote that “charges need to be filed with maximum sentencing.”The petition has since reached over 514,000 signatures and extended its goal to 1 million.A video that circulated on the internet — allegedly showing two people kicking the deer in its face, stepping on it and ripping its antlers out in Pennsylvania — prompted the petition. The video has since been removed from Facebook but images appear to show the attack.A spokesperson with the Pennsylvania Game Commission told ABC News on Wednesday authorities are expecting to announce charges soon, but no arrests have been made.He said he could not release details about the attackers or the area in which the assault took place.He also would not say exactly what was seen in the video, but the commission on Sunday called it “reprehensible and potentially a violation of the law,” according to a statement.The attack comes about a week after President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that make animal cruelty a federal felony.The bipartisan bill, Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty.Anyone with information regarding the deer incident is asked to contact the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-888–PGC-8001 or the Game Commission’s Northwest Region Dispatch Office at 814-432-3187.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

GBBO stars head up new pop-up bakery

first_imgFortnum & Mason has launched a new pop-up bakery, which will play host to stars of BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off (GBBO).Opening its doors for the first time today, the temporary retail bakery outlet will run for 10 weeks and will feature Paul Hollywood, master baker and judge of the hit TV bakery show, in addition to the first GBBO winner Edd Kimber, who judged British Baker’s National Cupcake Championships last year.Hosts of Fortnum’s British Bakery will take a two-week slot each and stock the retail outlet with a range of their bakery goods, which people can purchase to take away or enjoy in a dedicated café, in addition to presenting a number of practical masterclasses.Paul Hollywood told British Baker: “Fortnum & Mason is a name that’s synonymous with quality food. I’m very happy to be working with them and to promote baking in such a famous store.”Edd Kimber added: “I am thrilled to be working with Fortnum & Mason, a world-renowned company with such history. I will be baking recipes from both of my cookbooks as well as a couple of exclusive recipes made especially for the pop-up.“One of the things I’m really proud to be doing is serving my nanna’s gingerbread recipe – she would have been so proud to see it on sale in Fortnums.”Other hosts of Fortnum & Mason’s pop-up bakery include Rose Prince, a food writer and owner of Battersea-based The Pocket Bakery, as well as Stacie Stewart, a finalist on BBC1’s MasterChef and a sweet bakery judge for ITV’s forthcoming cookery show Food Glorious Food.Mary Berry will also be making a guest appearance at Fortnum’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on 26 February to launch her latest book with Lucy Young, entitled Mary Berry at Home. In addition, TV chef Lorraine Pascale will be sharing her expertise in both savoury and sweet as part of a celebratory three-course dinner on 30 January.last_img read more

Iraqi Troops Practice Combat Skills

first_img Iraqi Army (IA) soldiers in Wasit province are continuing to make progress toward being a capable security force for their nation. Regularly working with United States Forces, the IA is retaining vital skills that will serve them well in the future. With guidance from the Soldiers of Battery L, “Lion,” 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, local IA soldiers are currently conducting basic squad level drills on Contingency Operating Base Delta, Iraq, to hone their ability to operate in small groups. “These guys really enjoy getting out here and training like this,” said 1st Lt. Jason Yankee, officer in charge of the training. Lion Battery Soldiers and their Iraqi counterparts spent a recent day covering basic movement techniques. This involved moving in a file, spreading out in a wedge formation, and stacking in a close-quarters security formation. The IA soldiers split into three separate groups, each with two or three Lion Soldiers, and worked their way through the drills, repeating the processes several times. “I like training with these guys and trying to get them proficient,” said Spc. Matthew Christopher, a small group trainer with Battery L. “There are some obstacles with our language barrier, but the interpreters make sure it doesn’t affect the training too much.” Between iterations, both Iraqi and American Soldiers took breaks together, drinking water, smoking cigarettes, and sharing some laughs too. During each phase of the training, a Lion Soldier would take the lead, and his group would slowly go through the motions. After one dry run, an Iraqi Soldier would take over as squad leader and run through the exercise a few more times. This process was repeated throughout the day until all felt confident in a particular drill. Soldiers finished their training with bounding forward and falling back from an objective, swiftly running from one point to another and diving deliberately into the gravel, just as they would during actual combat. After observing the day’s work, Yankee said he believes the IA Soldiers will now have valuable techniques and skills to share with their peers, strengthening the army’s role as a successful security force for Iraq. By Dialogo March 02, 2011last_img read more