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World Cup quarterfinals: Hummels’ early header takes Germany through to semifinals

first_imgGermany’s Mats Hummels scores the opening goal. (AP Photo)Germany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels. Match Report | Match Photos The center back headed Toni Kroos’ free kick in off the underside of the bar in the 13th minute in one of the few chances created in muggy conditions at Maracana Stadium. Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer punched away Karim Benzema’s powerful drive in injury time to preserve the lead, having saved well from Mathieu Valbuena and Benzema in the first half. Next up for Germany as it seeks a fourth world title will be the winner of Friday’s later quarterfinal between Brazil and Colombia. France struggled to impose its attacking game in the face of a robust, experienced Germany side that seemed more comfortable on the big stage. It guaranteed Europe at least one representative in the semifinals – the Netherlands and Belgium also have chances to qualify on Saturday – and continued Germany’s recent dominance over France at World Cups. The most notorious of those was the meeting in the 1982 semifinals in Spain, when Germany won on penalties following a 3-3 draw in a match marked by a late and high tackle by Germany goalkeeper Harald Schumacher on France defender Patrick Battiston that escaped punishment. That went down as one of the most riveting matches in World Cup history, but the rematch – 32 years on – couldn’t have been more different.advertisement The occasion was perhaps too much for a young, revamped France team playing together in football’s marquee tournament for the first time. The attacking flair that characterized much of their play in the group stage was largely absent in the 2-0 win over Nigeria in the second-round and again here in Rio de Janiero. Tightening up both its defense and midfield, Germany selected a more robust team after looking shaky and open in a 2-1 win over Algeria in the second round and gave France little room to play. It meant for a turgid first half of few opportunities but Hummels made no mistake with his, proving too strong for his marker, Raphael Varane, from a typically dead-eye delivery from Kroos. At the other end, France pierced Germany’s high defensive line to produce chances for Valbuena and Benzema but goalkeeper Neuer was equal to both attackers’ efforts. The weather conditions played a part in the slow tempo of the game but France stepped up the pressure in the second half, with Neuer saving a header from Varane as the center back tried to atone for his weak defending for the goal. Benzema’s late chance got French fans excited but Germany could already have been 2-0 by then, with France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saving a low shot by substitute Andre Schuerrle on a counter-attack. VINE: Antoine Griezmann in tears after defeat to Germany. #FRA https://t.co/R5FveNcN53 2014 World Cup (@2014WC_Brazil) July 4, 2014  Lineups:  France: Hugo Lloris; Mathieu Debuchy, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Patrice Evra; Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi; Mathieu Valbuena, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema. Germany: Manuel Neuer; Philipp Lahm, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Hoewedes; Sami Khedira, Bastian Schweinsteiger; Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller; Miroslav Klose.last_img read more

Mitchell Marsh ruled out of IPL with side strain

first_img× RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL Australian all-rounder and Rising Pune Super Giants player Mitchell Marsh. File Phtoo   –  The Hindu Published on null Injury-ravaged Rising Pune Supergiants today suffered another blow after their Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the IPL due to a side strain.Marsh joined Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis in the list of injured Pune players, who have been forced out of the IPL.“Mitchell experienced some pain over his left abdominal area whilst batting at a training session with his team Pune in the IPL a few days ago,” Cricket Australia Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said in a statement.“He missed his team’s next game and the pain has not resolved. He had scans in India that suggest he has a side strain injury and will now return home for further assessment and treatment ahead of the Qantas Tour of the West Indies.“Once we have a better understanding of the extent of the injury we will be able to advise on his return to play time frames,” he added.Marsh had played only three matches for Supergiants’ so far, taking four wickets at an economy of 5.The struggling team had brought in Australian Usman Khawaja after Pietersen and du Plessis were ruled out. With Marsh’s injury, Pune now have two empty slots in the line-up. Joins Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis in the list of injured Pune players cricketcenter_img COMMENT Australian all-rounder and Rising Pune Super Giants player Mitchell Marsh. File Phtoo   –  The Hindu IPL 2016 May 01, 2016 SHARE COMMENTS Glenn Maxwell out of IPL with side strainlast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 leaked in a new hands-on video

first_imgThere is no official statement from Xiaomi over its upcoming Mi A2 but that doesn’t discourage all the leaks and rumours from pouring in. In a new 11 minutes’ long video, two Spanish tech duo have talked about their first hands-on experience on the unannounced Xiaomi Mi A2.Xiaomi has given no official date for the launch of the phone but there are rumours that the phone could launch by the end of this month. The video which was later deleted by the YouTubers gave plenty of details about the Mi A2.The hands-on images confirm that Mi A2 will follow the design language of Mi 6X which was launched recently in China. The video also confirms that Mi A2 will be an Android One phone and ship with stock Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box.The video also sheds some light on the core specs of the phone. Just like the Mi 6X, the Xiaomi Mi A2 will also be powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset. On the back, the phone will sport a dual-camera setup comprising of a 12MP Sony IMX486 primary sensor and a 20MP Sony IMX376 secondary sensor.The phone was recently also spotted on Geekbench listing. The device scored 1630 in single core test and 4657 in multi-core test meaning that the phone will be better and faster than the Xiaomi Mi A1.There are rumours that Mi A2 could sport a 5.99-inches full HD + display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It could have a metal-unibody design with a Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of the display. The new hands-on video also shows off the curved edges of the phone.advertisementXiaomi Mi A2 will be a budget offering from Xiaomi like its predecessor. The phone is expected to cost around Rs 15000 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs 18000 for the 6GB RAM variant.The phone is rumoured to come with a 3010mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support for fast charging. The smartphone will also come with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back panel of the phone. A USB Type-C port is also expected on-board.last_img read more

Asian Games 2018: India’s schedule for Day 10

first_imgPV Sindhu will be gunning for gold in the women’s badminton singles final as athletes will take center stage again on the 10th day of the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday.On Day 9, India had another fruitful day in track and field events as athletes returned with gold and silver medals after shuttler Saina Nehwal’s bronze became the first individual badminton medal at the Asian Games for India in 36 years.Neeraj Chopra was undoubtedly the star of the day for India, after he became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal when he shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of 88.06m.ASIAN GAMES 2018 Day 9 – WRAP | HIGHLIGHTSChopra’s gold is India’s only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982 in New Delhi.Dharun Ayyasamy bagged silver in men’s 400 metre hurdles at the 2018 Asian Games while Sudha Singh won silver in women’s 3000 metre steeplechase on Monday in Jakarta. Neena Varakil also won silver in women’s long jump with a jump of 6.51.ASIAN GAMES 2018 – FULL COVERAGE | MEDALS TALLY Following is the schedule of Indian contingent on the 10th day of the Asian Games on TuesdayARCHERY: Compound Women’s Team Final: India vs Korea (11:15 AM IST)Compound Men’s Team Final: India vs Korea (12:05 PM IST)ATHLETICS:Women’s Hepthalon: Swapna Barman, Purnima Hembram (7:30 AM IST onwards)Women’s 200m Qualification: Hima Das, Dutee Chand (8:15 AM IST onwards)Women’s Javelin Throw: Annu Rani (5:55 PM IST)Men’s 800m Final: Jinson Johnson, Manjit Singh (6:10 PM IST)advertisementWomen’s 5000m Final: Suriya Loganathan, Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav (6:20 PM IST)Men’s 4x400m Relay Final: India (7:15 PM IST)BADMINTON: Women’s Singles Final: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzuying (Chinese Taipei) (11:40 AM IST)BOXING: Women’s Feather (57kg) Quarterfinals: Sonia Lather vs Jo Son Hwa (North Korea) (1:00 PM IST)Women’s Light (60kg) Quarterfinals: Pavitra vs Hasanah Huswatun (Indonesia) (1:45 PM IST)BRIDGE: Mixed Pair Qualification (8:00 AM IST onwards)Men’s Pair Qualification (8:30 AM IST onwards)Women’s Pair Qualification (8:30 AM IST)CYCLING: Women’s Keirin: Deborah, Sonali Chanu (7:30 AM IST onwards)Women’s Team Pursuit: India (7:48 AM IST onwards)EQUESTRIAN: Jumping Individual and Team: Kaevaan Kevic Setalvad, Vhetan Reddy Nakula, Zahan Kevic Setalvad (6:30 AM IST)HOCKEY: Men’s Pool A match: India vs Sri Lanka (2:30 PM IST)KURASH: (Starts at 12:30 PM)Men’s 66kg: JatinMen’s 66kg: Jacky GahlotMen’s +90kg: Aswin Chandran Pandari, Parikshit KumarWomen’s 52kg: Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav, Pincky BalharaSEPAKTAKRAW: Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B match: India vs Japan (12:30 PM IST)SQUASH: Women’s Team Pool B match: India vs Thailand (8:30 AM IST)Women’s Team Pool B match: India vs Indonesia (5:00 PM IST)Men’s Team Pool B match: India vs Qatar (2:30 PM IST)TABLE TENNIS: (Starts at 8:30 AM IST)Men’s Team and Women’s Team Semifinals and FinalsVOLLEYBALL: Men’s: India vs Pakistan (11:00 AM IST).last_img read more

Majak Daw’s return: the best story the AFL has to tell in 2019

first_imgEmpathy, from the Greek empatheia – em (into) and pathos (feeling) – is a kind of travel. “It suggests you enter another person’s pain as you’d enter another country, through immigration and customs, border crossing by way of query,” writes Leslie Jamison in The Empathy Exams.But how do you enter the world of Majak Daw, a man who comes from a place very few of us understand firsthand – from fleeing a Sudanese civil war as a young boy, to being found in the murky waters of the Yarra a week before Christmas last year with the horrific injuries that come from a 6ft 5in man nudging 100kg hitting the murky water from the height of the Bolte Bridge.While we can barely begin to know from where Daw has come, it is difficult not to regard his return to football this weekend as the best story the AFL has to tell in 2019. Share on WhatsApp Twitter Majak Daw sits in the stands at the JLT Community Series match St Kilda. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Earlier this year, it was all Daw could do to walk. He had 15cm rods inserted in either side of his pelvis. When he had recovered to leave his hospital bed, he was restricted to walking laps of Arden Street. Then he worked the leg press. And then small jumps. Only then did he begin to run again.“It’s something I never thought he’d do,” former Kangaroo Brent Harvey told SEN earlier in the week. “It’s miraculous to see he can run properly and then to be physical and run and jump and get pushed off the ball.”Harvey recalled going to the hospital and seeing Daw unable to walk. “I went back a week later, and he still couldn’t walk and all my local friends, who don’t know a lot about football, asked me if he’ll play again and I said he’s got no chance.”And this is before you contemplate the mental journey that Daw has had to take, compounded by living in a city that places an AFL footballer at the centre of public life – one, as Daw has experienced, which places you in the middle of social media hatestorms. Share via Email ‘What suicidal looks like’: Wayne Schwass tells of pain of hiding mental health problems Australia sport At a preseason game against St Kilda, in the early days of his recovery, Daw was photographed sitting with the son of teammate Jed Anderson. Here was a picture of a man regaining his sense of self right in front of your eyes, yet it was all that a pathetic ball of hate of on Facebook could do but post: “What a frightening experience for the youngster. Face to face with a gorilla.”In this toxic culture of degradation and hate, it feels as if we are a country running up a sizeable empathy deficit. This is why we must not forget sport’s true promise of bringing people together, and part of this is its power to heal.For all their faults, football clubs can provide an environment where everyone works together and provides an enormous sense of purpose. They provide young men and women with a sense of meaning, belonging and having a real purpose.And this is something football clubs now understand. In the previous collective bargaining agreement the AFLPA mandated that each club was to have a full-time person working in the player development space. And one of the key principles of the current agreement is player development and wellbeing.Earlier this week, Daw acknowledged that he was fortunate to have the entire football club behind him. While much of the focus was deservedly on North Melbourne’s head of conditioning Alex Moore, much of it comes from the supportive environment within the club’s walls.Through the courage of footballers such as Dayne Beams, Tom Boyd and Jack Steven, who have all spoken of their mental health battles, an increased number of players are now seeking professional help, from psychiatrists and psychologists. Clubs are responding to this by investing significant sums through their welfare programs to deal with the mental health of their employees. The league is also looking to appoint a head of mental health and wellbeing to manage the implementation of a proactive mental health program.This is a significant journey for the AFL and the young men who play the game to have made. Just this week, Wayne Schwass recalled a painful 12 years of “lying, hiding and pretending” that he was happy and healthy, when he was paralysed with fear and wanting to end his own life.The cumulative welling up many of us experienced watching Daw’s media conference suggests that for all the issues that have plagued our game just this year – from thugs belting the intellectually disabled to former footballers taking offence at being called out for making vile jokes on sexual assault – there are enough of us to redress an empathy deficit.To this, the final word on the journey of Majak Daw should go to North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell.“For him to be able to get out and back on the green stuff playing the game he loves, it brings a smile to everyone’s faces.”Crisis support services can be reached 24 hours a day: Lifeline 13 11 14;Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467; Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800; MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78; Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636. In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org orjo@samaritans.ie. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org features … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 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2 days ago​Rojo wants to prove himself at Man Utd this season

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Rojo wants to prove himself at Man Utd this seasonby Ansser Sadiq2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo is determined to prove his worth at the club.The Argentine defender had chances to move on in the summer.But Rojo did not want to go away when he could compete for a first team position at United.He is over his injury problems and wants to show what he can do on a consistent basis.”I’m happy here. I want to play; I want to be a regular,” he told The Athletic. “My best position is a central defender, that’s where I want to play, but I’m happy to be used as a full-back too. I’m in very good condition this season. “The pre-season was right and I’ve not been able to say that in other years because I’ve had injuries.”I love it here. It’s tranquil. My daughters are fully adapted here. They speak perfect English, my family is happy here. “I can speak some English too. I’ve been here in the first team for longer than any other club in my career. I’m happy, I just want to play more.”It’s a big season for me – I want to play in the Copa America in my home country next year too.” last_img read more

World Cup 2019: IPL stint was important for returning Smith and Warner, says Finch

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: IPL stint was important for returning Smith and Warner, says FinchSkipper Aaron Finch said the IPL 2019 helped Steve Smith and Daivd Warner adjust to international cricket faster after their suspension from the national side following the ball-tampering scandal.advertisement Press Trust of India BristolJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 09:20 IST Steve Smith and David Warner adjust quickly to international cricket after playing in the IPL. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia skipper Aaron Finch said IPL 2019 helped Steve Smith and David Warner in gaining formAustralia will take on Afghanistan in their opening World Cup 2019 encounterFinch called Afghanistan a ‘dangerous side’ ahead of the World Cup clashAustralian captain Aaron Finch Friday said the returning Steve Smith and David Warner’s stint in the IPL was important as it helped them adapt faster to international cricket.Both Smith and Warner will use the showpiece to restore their credentials after their role in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The disgraced duo served 12-month bans following the “sandpaper-gate” incident in the Cape Town Test in March last year.On the eve of their tournament opener against Afghanistan, Finch said, “I think when you are a world-class player, you adapt again really quickly and you get up to speed. Having them play in the IPL was really important.”That’s a higher standard of cricket and it just gets you back up to as close to international competition as you can.”The skipper said he also knew they would make a strong comeback.”There was never any issue about how he (Smith) would bounce back, and the same with David. They are both so competitive, they have got great records. There was never any doubt how well they would come back.”Warner is fit to face Afghanistan after recovering from a sore muscle, he said.”David is fine. He will play tomorrow, no doubt about that. We are very close to a starting XI but we are not going to name it yet. Everyone is in contention.”The five-time defending champions are expected to prevail over minnows Afghanistan but Finch is taking nothing for granted.”Afghanistan has turned into a really world-class side at times, they’ve got some of the best bowlers in the world and their batting is improving all the time.advertisement”You can never take a side like that for granted and if you look back at 2015 we played them at the WACA, which was probably the furthest from their conditions you could probably get,” Finch said.The Australians are on a roll having beaten India and Pakistan in one-day series away from home but Finch expects a tough fight against Afghanistan.”They are a dangerous side, they are very dangerous, and we’ve seen around the world some of the performances their players are putting up in very strong domestic competitions,” he said.”If you take your foot off your gas for a second they will hurt you and you still have to play at your absolute best to beat them. To see their growth in the last four years has been huge.Also Read | Sanjay Jagdale and other former 1st-class players request BCCI to revise their pensionAlso Read | BCCI suspends Rinku after letting off Pathan, Anuj with warningAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Aaron FinchFollow Steve SmithFollow David WarnerFollow IPLlast_img read more

Altercation between Winnipeg landlord and Aboriginal women caught on video

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn altercation between a Winnipeg landlord, caretaker and two Aboriginal women turned violent over the weekend.The incident was caught on video.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has the story.last_img

Morocco’s Safi to Introduce Eco-Friendly Buses in 2019

Abdeljalil Labdaoui, president of the Council of the Urban Commune of Safi, announced the new transportation system. A Spanish bus company will oversee the new project, which aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation in Safi, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).  Safi’s council initially adopted the plan to integrate eco-friendly buses into Safi’s transportation system during a council session in May 2017. The new buses, engineered in Germany, are equipped with wifi and surveillance cameras. They also accommodate individuals with special needs. Starting on January 1, 2019, 45 eco-friendly buses will be introduced to Safi’s transportation system, while 25 of the city’s buses belonging to the Autonomous Urban Transport Authority are currently undergoing repair. Safi plans to acquire new buses each year, reaching 135 buses in five years. read more

In Islamabad Brahimi briefs Pakistani President on talks with Afghan leaders in

Mr. Brahimi, who is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, had just arrived in Islamabad from Kabul, where he had held meetings with Afghan political leaders. After receiving a briefing from Mr. Brahimi on the outcome of those talks, President Musharraf expressed 100 percent support for the Bonn Agreement, a sentiment repeated during a later meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar, according to UN officials.Ahmad Fawzi, the spokesman for Mr. Brahimi, told reporters in Islamabad that during yesterday’s talks, Afghan leaders had indicated their understanding for a multinational force to maintain security in Afghanistan – as specified in the Bonn agreement – and have imposed no conditions on its deployment, while asking numerous questions. “There is no pressure from the UN on the Afghans and no pressure from the Afghans on the UN,” Mr. Fawzi stressed. “This is a collaborative effort. We are not going to impose anything on the Afghans.” In response to questions about claims by the Northern Alliance that the multinational force should remain outside Kabul or that it was trying to keep the number of foreign troops in the capital low, Mr. Fawzi said that nothing had been determined yet and that the force would operate in cooperation with the new interim administration in Kabul once there was a Security Council mandate for it. As for references to the Bonn agreement as being not representative of all the factions inside Afghanistan, Mr. Fawzi said that the accord had its flaws but “it is the best we could do during the time available.” He added that Mr. Brahimi had received yesterday a letter signed by General Rashid Dostum, a Northern Alliance leader, pledging his continued support for the envoy’s efforts and those of the international community to bring peace for Afghanistan. Mr. Dostum had earlier complained about the lack of seats in the interim administration for his party.“‘We will continue to support the Bonn process and we will not allow anyone or anything to hamper the implementation of the Bonn accord and the transfer of power,’” Mr. Fawzi quoted Mr. Dostum as writing. Mr. Fawzi described the letter as “a very positive development and a very encouraging one indeed.” read more

Oil falls closer to US103 a barrel as supply fears continue to

by The Associated Press Posted Jul 8, 2014 3:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil falls closer to US$103 a barrel as supply fears continue to recede The price of oil slipped closer to $103 a barrel Tuesday as concerns about supply disruptions continued to fade.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery fell 13 cents to close at US$103.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, fell $1.30 to close at US$108.94 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Oil has been falling steadily since it hit a 10-month closing high of $107.26 on June 20 as a string of victories by Iraqi insurgents that raises fears for Iraqi oil exports. However, those fears have since receded as the Iraqi government has since blunted their advance. Meanwhile, an agreement in Libya between the central government and a regional militia is clearing the way for more exports there.“The imminent return of Libyan supply to the market is continuing to weigh on prices,” said analysts at Commerzbank in Frankfurt in a note to clients.U.S. crude production, meanwhile, is at its highest in about two decades.Investors now await information being released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined fuels.Data for the week ended July 4 is expected to show declines of three million barrels in crude oil stocks and of one million barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex, wholesale gasoline fell 1.6 cents to close at US$2.973 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil fell four cents to US$2.874 a gallon and natural gas fell 2.1 cents to US$4.204 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) read more

Police rolling out technology which allows them to raid victims phones without

first_imgPolice forces across country have been quietly rolling out technology which allows them to download the entire contents of victim’s phone without a warrant. At least 26 forces now use technology which allows them to to extract location data, conversations on encrypted apps, call logs, emails, text messages, photographs, passwords and internet searches among other information. The searches can be done instantly at a local police station and are used by many forces for low level crime – regardless of whether or not someone is charged – and can be used on victims and witnesses as well as suspects. The Metropolitan Police, which was the first force to introduce the extraction devices during the London 2012 Olympics, has admitted that when a single photograph is required from a victim’s phone every one is downloaded. The revelations have led to concern that it could prevent victims coming forward, particularly in domestic abuse or rape cases. Naz Shah MP, who sits on the Home Affairs Select Committee, said:  “We have a situation where people who do not even know their data has been downloaded. “If police want to search someones house then they have to get an arrest warrant , but there is less information in a house than on the phone, which contains crucial information about conversations.” She has called on the Government to investigate the use as a matter of urgency, adding: “We currently have no legal framework or scrutiny, which leaves people open to abuse”. Privacy campaigners are calling for a change in the law to force the police to obtain a warrant before they using extraction technology. There are no clear rules on how long the data can be held, but a procurement document from the Met from 2015 says that it could require “maintenance for an indefinite period extending for many years”. Some forces, each of which provide different guidance, have even equipped officers with portable mobile phone extraction kits which can be used on the go. The technology has been rolled out despite concerns raised by the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, who found in a review that in half of cases officers had not received authorisation to download data and potentially sensitive data was lost. The Metropolitan Police in their instructions for using the devices admit that the kiosk will “obtain all data of a particular type, rather than just the individual data that is relevant to a particular investigation.”Continuing: “For example, if a photograph on a ‘witness’ mobile phone is relevant, because it shows an offence being committed, then the kiosk will acquire all photographs on that phone, rather than just the photographs of the offence. If text messages to a victim of harassment are required to investigate the harassment allegations, then the kiosk will acquire all text messages on that phone.”Wiltshire Police’s guidelines, which are currently under review, note that “collateral intrusion” is “unavoidable”. Unlike a search of a home in which an inventory of confiscated possessions is provided, police are not required to inform people what data has been extracted.Though guidelines say consent should be obtained from a witness before their phone is accessed, it is possible for this need to be overridden. A series of Freedom of Information requests by Privacy International revealed that 26 police forces are now using the technology and a further three are about to begin trials. Their report concludes: “Traditional search practices, where no warrant is required, are wholly inappropriate for such a deeply intrusive search. “Searching a mobile phone is not like searching a home or even a physical body search. A phone search is far more exhaustive, because of the vast amount of personal data that we now store on our devices.”A Home Office spokesperson said: “The Government is committed to ensuring that police officers have the appropriate powers to tackle crime. As part of this it is important that they can, in limited circumstances, access data that may be vital to their investigations.”Current legislation allows data to be accessed when there are reasonable grounds to believe it contains evidence in relation to an offence and only then in adherence with data protection and human rights obligations.”The Government is clear that the use of all police powers must be necessary, proportionate and lawful.”The National Police Chiefs Council say that the decision to use the technology is made in a case-by-case basis and “defined by the investigative requirements of the case”.Senior officers say it is not practical to obtain a warrant in each case and information is often needed quickly to prevent crime. 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

Opinion To say Britishness is authentic while denying Irishness is quaffing ones

first_imgOpinion: ‘To say Britishness is authentic, while denying Irishness is quaffing one’s own Kool-Aid too deeply’ Melanie Phillips tried to use history to delegitimise the nationalist aspirations of Sinn Féin and the Scottish Nationalist Party, writes Caoimhin De Barra. Mar 9th 2017, 7:00 AM MELANIE PHILLIPS’ RECENT article on British identity angered a lot of people in Ireland, especially her statement that Ireland’s claim to nationhood was “tenuous”.Phillip’s objective in writing her piece was to use history to delegitimise the nationalist aspirations of Sinn Féin and the Scottish Nationalist Party, while supporting the political status-quo in the UK.There is one problem, however. While all national identities are constructed to an extent, the invented nature of British identity is more obvious than most.This point is made in Linda Colley’s famous book, BritonsThe British state came into existence in 1707, not due to popular demand, but to prevent the recently ousted Stuart dynasty from trying to reclaim the Scottish throne.Nobody identified as being British in 1707. So, Colley notes, British identity had to be created in the years and decades that followed.But, in an extraordinary act of arrogance, Phillips dismisses out of hand the magnum opus of one of the most accomplished British historians of her generation. Colley’s mistake, apparently, was to forget that the “British Isles” existed long before the union of England and Scotland in 1707.Phillips’ entire argument hinges on this pointBritain is an “authentic unitary nation” because it encompasses the “British Isles”, which, it is implied, is a natural geographic unit.But “British Isles” is not an objective geographic name that emerged out of nowhere. God did not ordain in the Old Testament that henceforth and forever more this would be the name for the islands to the north west of Europe. If you scratch away the earth in Galway, Glasgow or Gateshead, you won’t find “British Isles” engraved on the hard rock beneath.The term was first used by John Dee, an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, in 1577. At this time, the Tudor monarchy was in the process of trying to subdue all of Gaelic Ireland, as well as meddling heavily in Scottish affairs. In other words, from the very beginning, the expression “British Isles” was a deliberate attempt to give geographic legitimacy to the political ambitions of an expansionist English state.The proof of this is seen when we explore what exactly is included in the “British Isles.”Take Shetland. Shetland is about the same distance from Scotland as it is from Norway. Indeed, Shetland had a strong Norwegian influence on its culture for most of its history.Nobody identified as being British in 1707British identity had to be created in the years and decades that followed.The word “Britain” wasn’t new, as it was the name of the old Roman colony, and “Britons” had been used occasionally to refer to the Welsh.What was new, however, was “British” as an umbrella term for the English, Scottish and Welsh. It is true that the islands of Britain and Ireland are near one another, but that does not mean they must be considered a single geographic unit. Source: Shutterstock/BennianWhy is Shetland included in the “British Isles”? Ultimately, because it was ruled by Scotland prior to the Act of Union in 1707, and then became part of the new British state. Had Shetland remained under Norwegian control, it would not today be considered a part of the “British Isles.”The Faroe Islands are about the same distance from Shetland as Shetland is from Scotland. Why are they not considered part of the “British Isles”? Because they have never been associated with the British state. And if they had fallen under the rule of Westminster at the same time as Shetland did, we can assume that today they would be included as well.Jersey and Guernsey are also considered part of the “British Isles”, despite the fact that they are much closer to France. Why is this? Because they are Crown dependencies. Politics, not geography, is the deciding factor.Is the Irish sea not saline enough?It is true that the islands of Britain and Ireland are near one another, but that does not mean they must be considered a single geographic unit. Britain is also in close proximity to France, but there isn’t any term that implies a “natural” geographic relationship between those two countries.Indeed, the hypocrisy of British nationalists like Phillips is that they view the body of water between Britain and the continent as justifying Brexit, offering proof of Britain’s natural separation from Europe.But, for some reason, the Irish Sea doesn’t seem offer the same level of separateness between Ireland and Britain. Maybe it isn’t deep enough? Or has it got something to do with the salinity level?Ulster unionists “are not British” One of the more eye-opening claims made by Phillips was that Ulster unionists “are not British.” In one sense, Phillips is correct, in that their planter forefathers who came to Ireland in the 1600s didn’t think of themselves as British, because the concept didn’t exist at the time. They saw themselves as English or Scottish.But there seems to be something of a contradiction in Phillips insisting on speaking about the integrity of the “British Isles” state, but denying the right of people from one of those islands to call themselves British. Nor are such selective interpretations of the past confined to Britain.In an article written last year, Irish historian Barry Kennerk criticised the Easter Rising for sowing unnecessary discord between Britain and Ireland. Kennerk wrote: “the idea that we share a common culture of the British Isles predates the Union Jack.”We might indeed wonder what exactly this common culture was? In 1801, just about the only thing that united the various Protestant sects of Britain was their deep hatred of the Catholic faith professed by the majority of people in Ireland.At the same time, a significant minority in Scotland, the majority of people in Ireland and the vast majority of people of Wales did not speak English.What common culture could exist between people divided by religion who also couldn’t talk to one another?Projecting present into pastWhat Phillips and Kennerk are both doing is taking some aspect of the present and projecting it back into the past as something that has always existed, unchanged throughout history.This creates the illusion that their worldview is how things have always been and anyone who disagrees is some kind of troublemaker upsetting the natural order. But such historical imaginings are akin to a house of cards: easily demolished.To claim that a British state is justified because Britishness is authentic, while denying that an Irish or Scottish state could possess a similar level of legitimacy, is to quaff one’s own Kool-Aid too deeply.Caoimhín De Barra is Assistant Professor for Irish History and Culture at Drew University, New Jersey.What Irish women want: ‘We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening’>Moncrieff: ‘We decided not to mention Trump during Lent to see how much real news we miss’> http://jrnl.ie/3276952 116 Comments By Caoimhín De Barra Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 7:00 AMcenter_img Share477 Tweet Email6 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Caoimhín De Barra Short URL 418 Views last_img read more

Bogus civil service jobs in crosshairs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is overseeing a troika-imposed overhaul of the civil service, issued a circular to all ministries and state bodies calling for an intensification of checks aimed at weeding out public sector employees who were hired on the basis of forged degree certificates or other fake qualifications.The circular calls on all state services to provide the ministry’s internal audit service with details about their employees’ professional qualifications within the next four weeks.The inspection concerns all civil servants but will start with permanent staff at ministries and state bodies, the circular said.Mitsotakis said the initiative was an attempt to “fix chronic injustices” and boost the credibility of Greece’s public administration. “We are putting an end to a state of impunity while implementing procedures and structures that will prevent these unacceptable phenomena from happening again in the future,” he said.According to the circular, state bodies should immediately dismiss employees found to have been hired on the basis of forged certificates. The officials who recruited such employees will face disciplinary action. Also, employees who try to tender their resignation during the course of the inspection will also face disciplinary action, the circular said.In a related development on Thursday, teachers protesting plans for mass layoffs in the civil service occupied Mitsotakis’s political office in central Athens for several hours.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

So Thats Why Uranus Smells Like Rotten Eggs

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Astronomers Discover Planet With Strange, Egg-Shaped OrbitChandra X-Ray Data May Have Revealed Most Distant ‘Cloaked’ Black Hole After years of debate, scientists have confirmed that Uranus does, in fact, emit foul smells.Childish jokes aside, spectroscopic observations have uncovered hydrogen sulfide seeping from the planet’s cloud tops.A global team, led by Patrick Irwin from the University of Oxford, dissected infrared light from the ice giant and found the noxious gas (which gives rotten eggs their distinctive scent) swirling in its upper atmosphere.Their long-sought evidence was published this week in the journal Nature Astronomy.“If an unfortunate human were ever to descend through Uranus’s clouds,” Irwin said, “they would be met with very unpleasant and odiferous conditions.”Luckily, a quick death would save you from the stench.“Suffocation and exposure in the negative 200℃ [392℉] atmosphere made of mostly hydrogen, helium, and methane would take its toll long before the smell,” he assured.A professor of planetary physics in the UK, Irwin and his science squad analyzed data captured by the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea volcano.The evidence, obtained with the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) sampled reflected sunlight from a region above Uranus’s main visible cloud layer.“This work is a strikingly innovative use of an instrument originally designed to study the explosive environments around huge black holes at the centers of distant galaxies,” Chris Davis, of the U.S. National Science Foundation, said in a statement. “To use NIFS to solve a longstanding mystery in our Solar System is a powerful extension of its use.”The decades-old mystery of Uranus’s cloud composition—does hydrogen sulfide or ammonia dominate the atmosphere?—has finally been solved.“We have the fingerprint which caught the culprit,” Irwin boasted.When a cloud deck forms by condensation, it locks away cloud-forming gas in a deep internal reservoir, leaving only trace amounts above the clouds as saturated vapor.“And this is why it’s so challenging to capture the signatures of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide above cloud decks of Uranus,” Leigh Fletcher, a researcher at the University of Leicester, explained. “The superior capabilities of Gemini finally gave us that lucky break.”A lucky break that also sheds light on planets’ formation and history: The findings contrast sharply with what we know of inner gas giants Jupiter and Saturn, whose upper clouds are comprised of ammonia ice.So while humans won’t be traveling to these far-flung worlds any time soon, the outermost planets do provide fertile ground for probing the early history of our Solar System.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Griezmann We know how to take advantage of errors

first_imgAtletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann believes that their ability to capitalise on their opponent’s mistakes proved crucial in the club’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the first leg of their semi-final tie in the Europa LeagueLos Rojiblancos got off to a difficult start at the Emirates on Thursday night with right-back Sime Vrsaljko receiving two yellow cards within the opening ten minutes of the match with head coach Diego Simone later being sent to the stands after protesting the match official’s decision.Afterwards, Arsenal dominated the match against a struggling Atletico side. But thanks to the superb interventions of both Diego Godin and Jan Oblak, they managed to keep the score goalless until Alexandre Lacazette finally put the hosts in the lead.But in the final eight minutes of the match, a Laurent Koscielny mistake allowed Griezmann to equalise for the visitors and give Atletico a valuable away goal for next week’s second leg at their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.“The truth is the start of the game was a bit crazy, many things happened,” said Griezmann, according to ESPN.“We were with 10 and we all defended and worked. A little mistake by the opponent and a goal, we know how to take advantage of errors.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Frenchman was full of praise for goalkeeper Oblak who managed to deny Aaron Ramsey with an incredible fingertip stop.“Jan is the best keeper at the moment,” said the 27-year-old.“I don’t say that just as he is my teammate, but for the saves he makes and the points he brings us.”Griezmann is expecting a brilliant atmosphere from the supporters as Atletico look to make it to the final in Lyon.“Now we have a nice home return at home and hopefully our fans can help us to go through,” predicted the forward.“We must do it now, we expect a euphoric atmosphere at the Wanda.”last_img read more

Car crashes into SW MiamiDade Navarro

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A car drove into the front doors of a Navarro Pharmacy in Southwest Miami-Dade.A 7News viewer took a picture of the car while it was still wedged inside the entrance of the business near Coral Way and Southwest 97th Avenue, Tuesday.Broken glass was left behind and one of the doors was knocked off its socket.Police are investigating the cause of this crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sales Tax Is Back On The Borough Assembly Agenda

first_imgThe ordinance would go before the voters in the Regular Election on October 2. The borough assembly will be meeting on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper: “We are facing a $4 million dollar deficit. The administration is working really hard to cut where they can, but at the end of the day we do not have enough revenue to meet our budgetary needs.” Cooper introduced this as an alternative to the proposed ‘bed tax’  ordinance that was met with opposition from accommodation managers throughout the Kenai Peninsula, and ultimately failed at the assembly meeting on March 6. The increase if approved by the voters in the general election on October 2, would go into effect April 1, 2019. According to a fiscal note attached to the ordinance, the increase in taxes would raise an estimated $1.4 million in the remaining three months of fiscal year 2019 and $5 million each year after that.  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will once again address an ordinance aimed to increase the borough sales tax rate from 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent.center_img Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce says his administration is continuing work on a budget to present to the assembly that would require no new taxes. KPB Mayor Pierce: “For the record, I’m still very pro no new taxes. The plan we have put together for 2019 balances the budget. It will give us an opportunity to come in get involved weight in the ideas on how we want to shake this borough, we’ve got a year to do it. Without significant savings we’re going to need to find some new revenue, the one easy way, is commonly called ‘new taxes’. It’s time to hear from the public at large.”  Cooper: “If the sales tax ordinance passes that’s an additional $2.50 per every $500 spent, and that will raise $5 million dollars. The bed tax, did not pass, and it did not create the amount of revue that we had once estimates. So, this appears to me to be the most broad based tax that affects everyone.” last_img read more

Wilmington High School Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School has released its Quarter 3 Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 school year.High Honors (All A’s in all subjects)Emir AbdullaAaliyah AbelFaraz AliChikaodili AmakorSavannah AndersenAlex AndoniAlison AntinarelliJoanne ArulrajRyan BaileyBeverly BanksSofia BarlettaGabriella BondLarissa BonneyTaylor BreenAlyson BroussardAmanda BroussardEmily BurkeEvelyn BurtonRyan ButlerLeah CamaraMatthew CarpenitoAkash ChatterjiSarah CheneyJake ChirichielloAngelyn CiampaBrittany CimagliaDylan ClericoPatrick ConnorsMeghan ConsortiAudrey CurdoNathan CurdoSophia D’AmicoStephen DaleyJake DanieliJenna DanieliAshley DankeseJamie DavisMia DeMarcoAlaina DeSantisGabrielle DeVerbigierPeter DiAdamoNicholas DiNataleJesse DingKaitlyn DohertyWill DoucetteConlin DuffyMindy DugganRyan DunnLiam DwyerRhiannon DymentJoseph DynanAva ElliottOlivia ErlerJake EstradaJacob FebboKhrystyna FedynyakAlex FitzlerCorinn FlanaganKylie FlanaganAmber FlynnAllison FoleyRyan ForcinaEmersyn ForesythAlyssa FriciaMorgan GaffeyAnay GandhiJoseph GanleyRebecca GanleyCharles GardnerKyle GlinnerBrent GoodmanMadison GraceJoseph HartzellEmily HassellJessica HaydukJustin HealeyParker HowlettLauren HutchisonDavid IngsMarisa JacksonAnja JensenSamuel JuergensAnnabelle KaneHayden KaneJason KanihanGabriela KarneskyCelia KulisKaili LambDuncan LangoneJessica LeeHolly LemayPaige LohrmanAngelica LoshakDaniel MaienzaErica MalfaCelia MarcheseMaeve MartinsSamantha MarziJoseph MaselliSophia MaynardPatrick McCarthyTayla McDonaldEmily McHughJulia McLaughlinKatherine McLaughlinBrighid McNeilEvelyn Miller-NuzzoGianna MisuracaGabriella MonteforteAllison MoodyMichael MoodyJenna MooreAlyssa MorrisonJessica MurrayKiara NadeauMiriam NelsonJacob NuzzoloMeghan O’MahonyMedha PalHannah ParrJuliana PatroneLillian PerrielloJohn PhamNicolas PiazzaAlexandra PitziQuinn ProulxIsabelle PuccioAlyssa RagoJoshua RainoneMatthew RasphoumyDenizio RicuperoTroy RiekstinsJohanna RobinsonDavid RodermanOlivia RogersCarolyn RoneyCassidy RossCarissa RubinAmie RussellAnthony SavageKelli SchulerAlyssa SchuurmanEvan ShackelfordSukethram SivakumarAmanda SolariGianna SpadaOlivia SpizuocoPetya StoevaEliza StuartKaitlyn SullivanTimothy SunOwen SuretteJenna SweeneyCaterina TassoneJenna TavaneseFaith Thacker-BenoitMansi ThakkarJack ToomeyAmanda TranLaura TranIrene WangJessica WargoEmily WatsonGrace WatsonKari WellsGrace Wiberg-PichettiAlexa WilliamsJoseph WilsonErik WoodlandEmily WrightMadison WrightPatrick XavierEthan YuenMackenzie ZayaAngelina ZaykovskayaHonors (All A’s and B’s in all subjects)Thomas AbbottAdam AboukalSalvatore AccardiMileyna AcevedoGregory AdamekJessica AhernMadison AhernGarrett AlbertiAmeer AlhadyKali AlmeidaDonalissa AlphonseThais AlvesJohn AndersenStella AndradeEric AyvazianSara BabcockShannon BarrettConnor BenoitAlyssa BernazaniChristopher BernazaniAnthony BiarrioIda BishopAlexia BittarelliAlexander BoehmChristian BolanosSophia BonaccorsiMatthew BotteMaggie BourgeoisKacie BourrellNicole BoyajianShaun BradfordNokomis BramantecohenKyle BreenIsabella BrownAntonia BrunettoGianna BrunettoMarisa BryanMarco BuzzangaMaeve CadoganAbigail CallahanJulia CampbellMeghan CanaleMargaret CarrollColleen CarterBrandon ChengMatthew ChisholmAlyson ColantuoniCassidy CollinsHailey CollinsJoseph ConsortiReginald CortanaAshley CrawfordLiam CrowleyShea CushingJessica D’ArcoLauren D’ArcoSarah D’EntremontBrian DankeseBrenda DaSilvaAndrew DaysTatiana De OliveiraSadie DeAmbroseMacayla DeAmelioJayden DeFrancescoVincent DelaCruzJoseph DeMouraOlivia DennettBrian DeOliveiraZoe DeRoseBenjamin DeSantisJoseph DeSarioClaudia DeTommasoHannah DevlinLandrick DiazMadison DicksonTristan DiMecoAlexandria DiRienzoKylie DuCharmeBrian DunfeyJake DwyerBrian ElderdTyler FentonRobert FernandesBrianna FerreiraNoah FerrerAshlyn FinnAlexander FiorenzaMichael FiorenzaDanielle FlahertyMolly FoleyEmily FothergillNatalie Fox”Payton FullerKaitlin GallezzoAndrew GallucciDerek GallucciJulia GalvinBrian GarganEmma GarrityColin GatesEmily GearVictoria GemellaroSamuel GeorgeAnna GermanoAlyssa GibbonsLauren GiulianaBianca GiustoSean GoodwinZachary GoodwinJulia GordonNatalie GosselinAlyssa GranaraZoe GrassiaSarah GrayJacob HaererMelanie HaydenBrendan HoJared HomolaSamantha IannicielloDaniel IngsAllison JordanJoel KachappillyAlexa KelleyColeman KellyEthan KoesterJames KourkoutasLia KourkoutasAdam KulisAnne LagunillaColby LaquidaraHannah LaVitaSarah LaVitaDevin LawrenceElise LentiniIsabel LentiniEric LingenfelterEmily LongJoseph LydonAshley MacGilvrayKaitlyn MaguireMichael ManginiRyan MartinAva MasielloGinamarie MastrorilliJames McCarronChloe McCauleyKelly McClymerKathleen McConologueJessie McCulloughChristopher McElligottAidan McGrathChristopher McKayMya McNaughtOlivia MeierJarod MeyersAlexis MezaRebecca MiaskiewiczMadison MolloyChase MoreauJenna MorettoValentina MorlaniTrinity MtileniMadison MulasCassidy MurphyShannon MurphySiobhain MurphyAshley MurrayJenna MurrayDean NallyRachel NallyLeah NelsonAnkur NeogiSophia NovakPaul O’ConnellPatrick O’MahonyBridget O’SheaWilliam O’SheaBenjamin PackerNathaniel PackerRyan PackerTaylor PadulskyNicholas PalermoJocelyn PalmerSamantha PapastathisKali PattersonShane PenneyMeagan PennieAbigail PloofAlessia PuccioPrathik RameshMarisa ReardonAllison RebeiroEmma RhindJohn RhindEdward RicuperoAnna RideoutShane RobertsRita RocheJack RooneyGabriella RosaLilly RubinAndrew RuffEmma RyanKarl SaiedMegan SantryRocco ScalfaniJoseph ScioliAngela ScolasticoRebecca SeeVidhi ShahVictoria SheehanAbigail SilveiraBailey SmithChloe SmithKayla SmithStephen SmolinskyChristopher SpinazolaLeah StalkerSean StanfordChristopher StokesElizabeth StokesJacqueline StrobSabreena StrongRichard StuartWilliam StuartColton SullivanMaura SullivanTayla SurprenantRaegan SweeneyNicholas TanguayAmelia TeaboManav ThakkarNichola TothVu Uyen My TranAmanda TrevisaniAlexandra ValeJames ValenteJonathan VillaltaGianna WalshRyann WalshJohn WareKatelyn WarrenBaylee WebsterZachary WeinsteinAbigail WidomskiHaeleigh WilsonSamuel WilsonAnne WingateCara WongChristopher WongTyler WoodGianna Zaccagnini(NOTE: The above information is from Wilmington High School.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington High School Announces Fourth Quarter Honor RollIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Rachel DiFronzo Named To Honor Roll At Bishop FenwickIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”last_img read more

BSF detains Bangladeshi along border

first_img.India’s Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday detained a Bangladeshi national as he allegedly entered India illegally through Nitpur border of Porsha upazila of the district.The detainee is Md Soleman Ali, 30, son of Nur Box Miah of Balashahid village in the upazila.Naib subedar Ashiqur Rahman of Nitpur Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp said Soleman crossed into India illegally through pillar No. 229 around 6:00am when a BSF team caught him.BGB sent a letter to BSF inviting the Indian border force to a flag meeting to return Soleman, he said.last_img read more