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first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook + posts Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech ReddIt ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Colin Post Previous articleWhat we’re reading: The results are inNext articleHoroscope: November 7, 2018 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Amy Okonkwo and Jordan Moore combined for 38 points in the Horned Frogs season opening victory. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto printAmy Okonkwo and Jordan Moore combined for 38 points in the Horned Frogs season opening victory. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe TCU basketball season started off with a bang as the women’s team defeated the Duquesne Dukes 61-48 in the first-ever matchup between the two programs. The win marked the team’s seventh-straight home opener victory.“It’s great that you can start out 1-0, especially if you’re able to get a win against such a great quality, well-coached team with so many returns like Duquesne,” said TCU head coach Raegan Pebley.TCU started the game in complete control. The Frogs were up by seven at the first media timeout and were dominating defensively. Duquesne missed their first ten shots from the field and didn’t score during the first seven minutes of the game.Although Duquesne had recorded seven team fouls in the opening quarter, TCU had gone just 3-8 from the foul line. Pebley said her squad is a better free-throw shooting team than what they showed Tuesday.The Dukes went on a 7-0 run to come within one point in the second quarter. TCU struggled to shoot anywhere outside the paint during the period, missing five straight jumpers.The Frogs went back to attacking from the paint and finished the half on a 9-2 run to give them a 27-18 lead at the break.At the half, forward Jordan Moore led all players with 12 points. The Frogs were only shooting 28.6 percent from three and 25 percent from the free throw line.Just like the first half, the Frogs started the second half on fire. With Moore on the bench for an extended period of time, forward Amy Okonkwo stepped up big for TCU. The preseason All-Big 12 forward scored nine points in the first five minutes of the second half, extending the Frogs’ lead to 17.Okonkwo led the team in scoring from the bench last season with 14.4 points per game and Pebley made the decision to put her in the starting line up to start this season.“Wherever I am, I’m gonna have to perform,” Okonkwo said. “It doesn’t matter if I come off the bench or if I start, the same thing is expected of me.”Duquense responded to the 17 point deficit with a 12-2 run. Their shooting percentage had risen to 30.8, shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc.Moore got back involved midway through the fourth quarter, scoring four straight points for TCU to raise her total to 18 for the game.The Frogs were able to cruise to victory from that point.Pebley played almost the entirety of her roster, using 12 players and getting points from nine of them.“Last year, that was a signature element of our team, where we played a lot of people,” Peebly said.Moore and Okonkwo finished with a combined 17-23 for 38 points.“We always talk about this unspoken chemistry,” Moore said about her relationship with Okonkwo. “I feel like that will take us pretty far in this season, just because we have been practicing with each other for a long time.”Kianna Ray (25) led the game with 10 assists. Photo by gofrogs.com.Up NextThe Frogs will stay in the friendly confines of Schollmaier Arena this Sunday for their matchup with Mississippi Valley State. Tipoff is scheduled for noon. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more


first_imgColumnsPolice Brutality: A Case For Urgent Intervention By The Constitutional Courts Kavin Gulati & Soumya Gulati30 Jun 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xPolice brutality manifests itself both on and off the street – in the form of lathi charges, provocative firing on citizens, public shaming and beating, fake encounters, custodial torture happening in police station and other penitentiaries. The Third Report of the National Police Commission noted that nearly 60 % of arrests in India were either unnecessary or unjustified. This…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginPolice brutality manifests itself both on and off the street – in the form of lathi charges, provocative firing on citizens, public shaming and beating, fake encounters, custodial torture happening in police station and other penitentiaries. The Third Report of the National Police Commission noted that nearly 60 % of arrests in India were either unnecessary or unjustified. This report was referred to by the Supreme Court in its decision in the case of Joginder Singh[1]. In the same decision it was emphasised that the police undoubtedly had the power to arrest and interrogate, but that power could not be exercised arbitrarily and capriciously. Realising the need for judicial intervention in such matters, detailed guidelines were formulated by the Supreme Court in the cases of Joginder Singh[2] and D.K.Basu[3], providing inter alia for the memo of arrest being attested by at least one witness (who would be either a member of the family or a respectable person), the arrested person being made aware of his right to have a close family remember being informed of his arrest, the right of the arrestee to meet his lawyer during interrogation, though not throughout the investigation, the constitutional obligation[Article 22(2)] to have the arrested person produced before a magistrate within 24 hours and for a medical examination in certain cases. A warning was also issued to the police bringing to their notice that a failure to follow the guidelines would entail being punished for contempt of court. Many of the aforesaid guidelines were incorporated in the statute, by amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by adding Sections 41A to 41D,50A,54A,55A and 60A in the fond hope that the process of arrests would now be more transparent and the arrested persons would have additional safeguards over and above those already provided for in Chapter V of the CrPC. “Custodial torture is a naked violation of human dignity and degradation which destroys, to a large extent, the individual personality. It is a calculated assault on human dignity and whenever human dignity is wounded, civilisation takes a step backward- flag of humanity must on each such occasion fly half mast. “[4], remarked Justice A.S. Anand, while rendering the now celebrated decision in D.K.Basu. Profound words – but seem to have fallen on deaf ears. A total of 1530 deaths occurred in police custody out of which 144 deaths were in police custody during the period April 2017 to February 2018.[5]Similarly, 1731 people died in custody in India during 2019, (which translates to 5 deaths a day). Out of these 1606 of the deaths were in judicial custody and 125 in police custody, as per a new report published by The Hindu.[6]74.4 % deaths in police custody were attributed to torture or foul play and 19.2% were attributable to foul play. [7] Between 1997 to 2016, there were 790 deaths. As many as 796 citizens died in police firing between 2009 and 2015 according to the data provided by the National Crime Records Bureau translating into 2 deaths a week on an average.[8] A total of 1782 cases of fake encounters were registered between 2000 and 2017 in India.[9] Encounters continue unabated even today with the numbers steadily rising each year. Now compare this, with the number of convictions – 385 policemen were charged, 120 cases were dismissed by courts after charge sheets were filed and just eight policemen were convicted during the period 1997 to 2016.[10] While Indians are expressing rage over the recent death of the father son duo in Tamil Nadu (P.Jayaraj and Beniks), we can be rest assured that this story will die its natural death, being buried in the deluge of other tragedies unfolding each day. A case in point is another news item indicating that seven policemen from Uttar Pradesh who were accused of torturing one Pradeep Tomar to death last year were exonerated by a trial court at Hapur recently, apparently on the basis of the statement of the family members of the deceased, stating that the policemen were not involved.[11] “Agar apradh karenge thok diye jayenge” is a statement attributed to the present Chief Minister of U.P.[12], leading to the police chief for the State of U.P, Mr O.P.Singh to say “Encounters are part of crime prevention”[13]. Similarly the encounter killings of four suspects in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian near Hyderabad was openly feted by politicians like former Chief Ministers of U.P. Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav [14]and a host of others. Unsurprisingly, such a course has found favour with other politicians who have even suggested following the “U.P. Model” in matter of encounter killings to weed out criminals if voted to power [15] Make no mistake – custodial death or a staged encounter is nothing short of cold blooded murder. What is most egregious is, that an ostensibly disciplined force – the police, openly flouts the law with the tacit and in many cases the open support of the powers that be –the administrationself-defence is the excuse which is offered by the police – a defence which is seldom true. Sadly, they get away with it, as now, in most cases, public opinion favours instant justice, which in turn is good for catching, votes. Custodial violence, unlike encounter killings, does not enjoy popular support, but mostly goes unpunished, as a complaint of such abuse is normally not given attention to by the police officers because of their ties to their brethren. What compounds the problem is the lack of direct evidence of torture. Further police records relating to custody and consequent investigation are often manipulated to help the accused policemen. The Law Commission in its 113th Report had suggested the insertion of Section 114B in the Evidence Act, which in effect was to provide that the court may presume that an injury to the deceased in custody was caused by the police officer having custody of that person during that period. Change of burden of proof was thus advocated. The Supreme Court in 1995 and then again in 1997 in D.K.Basu[16] had expressed the hope the government should give serious consideration to such a provision being inserted, but sadly no action has been taken in this regard. The current practise of booking the lowly constable and transferring the concerned sub-inspector or suspending him temporarily is an eye wash. Similarly, magisterial enquires in the face of no evidence or tampered evidence achieves little. Time has come to introduce provisions in the law, which would make senior officers who are in charge of the police station and the district, vicariously liable, where such atrocities occur. Such provisions may appear harsh, but murder (read -custodial death, including encounters), in police custody is no ordinary event. Fixing responsibility on higher officers will also ensure that they would stop following their political bosses blindly. To use the words of Justice Krishna Iyer “This Country has no totalitarian territory even within the walled world we call prison. Articles 14, 19 and 21 operate within the prisons….” -“….the state must re-educate the constabulary out of their sadistic arts and inculcate a respect for the human person –a process which must begin more by example than by percept if the lower rungs are really to emulate, then “….nothing inflicts a deeper wound on our constitutional culture than a state official running berserk regardless of human rights”[17] “When will wits, not fists, become a police kit”[18] , asked Justice Krishna Iyer. Methods and tools of investigation require urgent mending. The state would require investment in scientific investigation techniques, which entails huge expenditure in terms of money, but more importantly, political will. The onus clearly is on the legislature to intervene forthwith, for “the quality of a nation’s civilisation can be largely measured by the methods it uses in the enforcement of criminal law.”[19]Improving the justice delivery system however is low priority for Governments in India. The investigating agencies have allowed themselves to be tools in the hands of governments to settle political scores. The Constitutional Courts in India would once again have to take the lead by framing guidelines to fulfil the mandate of Articles 20, 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India. Some immediate measures ought to be taken, so as to ensure that the rule of law is preserved and the dignity of our citizens is not impaired in any manner. Presence of an advocate throughout the investigation must be made mandatory even though Section 41D of the CrPC only permits the accused to meet his advocate during investigation, but not throughout the investigation. Such a measure would go a long way in protecting the rights of accused, most of whom are not well versed with the law. Investigation, as a matter of law must now be video recorded. All enclosures at the police station must have cameras which in turn should be accessible and monitored by the central control room in each district. Any kind of physical torture (and not just third degree) must be prohibited. Even though the law with regard to use of force on the citizenry for dispersing any unlawful assembly, is pretty clear , when it provides for ” use as little force , and do as little injury to person or property , as may be consistent with dispersing the assembly and detaining such persons “[20], the police in India are habituated to use of excessive force as a matter of policy to quell democratically permitted dissent . They use force to inflict punishment on the streets , as a form of instant justice, bypassing the courts of law and treating them as redundant .It is difficult to believe that in doing so they are ignorant of the law . They obviously think that the law be damned. The law is violated with gay abandon, as they rest content in the thought that the rigours of the law are meant for the ordinary citizen, and they have the protection of the political class, who are above the law. Incidentally, India is in the company of nine countries such as Sudan , Burnei , Bahamas , Sao Tome and Principe , Angola , Comoros , Gambia and Palau who have chosen not to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel , Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as reported by the Outlook Magazine. The Supreme Court of India in 1981, speaking through Justice Krishna Iyer in K.S.R.Dev[21]was conscious of the situation we are in today and had this to say “So long as an iron curtain divides the law set by the Constitution and lit by the Supreme Court from the minions of the states, so long shall this Court’s writ remain a mystic myth and harmless half-truth making law in the books and law- in- action distant neighbours. This shall not be” It is hoped that the Constitutional courts would once again stand up for the ordinary citizen by proactively ensuring that the iron curtain is removed, and the rule of law prevails.Views are personal only (Kavin Gulati – Senior Advocate , Soumya Gulati – Final Year student,Government Law College , Mumbai.) [1] Joginder Singh v State of U.P. (1994 ) 4 SCC 260 [2]supra [3]D.K.Basu v State of West Bengal (1997) 1 SCC 416 [4]D.K.Basu v State of West Bengal (1997) 1 SCC 416 [5]Arijit Sengupta –News Click – 28.06.2018 [6]The Hindu – Guwahati – 27.06.2020 [7]Ibid. [8]DevanikSaha – Scroll.in – 17.07.2017 [9]Phalguni Rao – Firstpost -02.02.2018 [10]Debayan Roy – The Print – 26.06.2016 [11]Indian Express – Delhi edition -28.06.2020 [12]0utlook (The News Scroll ) – 09.10.2019 [13]Firstpost – 11.09.2018 [14]The Economic Times – 07.12.2019 [15]Times of India.indiatimes.com-24.06.2019 [16]ibid [17]K.S.R.Dev v State of Rajasthan (1981)1 SCC 503 [18]ibid [19]Joginder Singh – Supra [20]See sections 129 to 133 CrPc [21]ibid Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleFurther drop in Covid rate across DonegalNext articleFate of Leaving Cert to be discussed today News Highland A 22 year old man has died following a crash in county Sligo.It happened at around 5pm yesterday at Magheranrush in Calry when a jeep and car collided.A 22-year old man was taken to Sligo University Hospital following the incident and was pronounced dead a short time later.The driver of the jeep -a 35-year old man – is being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is being asked to contact Gardaí. Twitter By News Highland – February 5, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Man dies following crash in Sligocenter_img Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleSecond vote on Brexit deal blocked in House of CommonsNext articleDonegal Gardai warn motorists after St Patrick’s Weekend arrests News Highland Google+ Local communities in Letterkenny are paying tribute following the sudden death of well known public representative Dessie Larkin.He is understood to have died at his home in New Mills this morning.Mr. Larkin served as a member of Donegal County Council for many years as well as Mayor of Letterkenny and Cathaoirleach of the council.He was a hugely popular local representative in the town.The Letterkenny man came from a strong political background, with his late father James Larkin serving as a Fianna Fáil senator.He is survived by his wife Mary and his four children. Shock at sudden death of Dessie Larkin Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further center_img By News Highland – March 18, 2019 Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day When it’s springtime in Pike County, it’s fashion show time again.For the fifth year, the local P.E.O. will host its spring fashion show that will showcase fashions from shops on the Square in downtown Troy.The annual fundraiser for P.E.O. will begin at 11 a.m. April 5 at the Family Life Center of Park Memorial United Methodist Church in Troy. Tickets are $10. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The luncheon will feature the P.E.O.’s traditional chicken salad plate. The brothers of the Troy University Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will be the servers and, just might also be featured on the fashion runway.“We have a wonderful and exciting spring fashion show planned,” Bassett said. “The fashion show is also a time of fun and fellowship. Joe McCall and Catherine Allard will be the emcees and they will add interest and insight to the show.”The entertainment for the fashion show is to be announced and will give the models a break from time to time.As for now, Bassett said the members of P.E.O. want to encourage everyone to make plans to celebrate the coming of spring in fine fashion at the annual show. Print Article P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) celebrates the advancement of women through education.Elaine Bassett, P.E.O. member, said this year’s spring fashion show will showcase fashions from First Impressions, The Pink Parlor, E + Me and Cotton Creek.“In the past, women’s and children’s fashions have been the focus of the show, but this year we are excited to include men’s fashions,” Bassett said. “Our models are local people and that adds to the interest of the show.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:50 pm Thursday, March 20, 2014 Email the author Book Nook to reopen Reservations may be made by emailing [email protected] and tickets paid for and picked up at the door.P.E.O. has been active in Troy and Pike County for 10 years.Funds raised through the annual P.E.O. Spring Fashion Show are used to fund scholarships, grants, awards and loans for women who seek to achieve their highest aspirations. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Annual PEO fashion show upcoming Sponsored Content You Might Like Henderson attends conference Troy City Councilwoman Dejerilyn King Henderson recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. She joined more than 1,500 local… read more 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more


first_img This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip I’m a bit offended by the “lyrics” coming from the boom boxes on the roadway. I’m somewhat offended by couples that hug and kiss in public and young men whose underwear I don’t care to see and young girls whose “everything and all” I can’t bare to see.I would be offended when the cashier at the restaurant gives me the senior discount without asking but as long as I get the senior drink.Sometimes I’m kind of offended when people ask when I’m going to retire, or when I’m going to get a new car or dye my hair. And, it’s offending a little when I get calls about pre-need plans, reverse mortgages –whatever that is — rebates on walk-in bathtubs and supplies in brown paper packages delivered right to the door.All that could qualify for as offenders but none of it really bothers me a whole lot. I don’t lose sleep over it or dwell on it. Actually, I had to give a lot of thought to coming up with things that offend me.Then, right out of the blue, there surfaced this one thing that really offends me.When you get to be “our age” others younger by a flip of the calendar become placatory, especially waitresses.They call you names like Honey, Baby, Sugar, Doll, Darlin’, Sweet Baby, Doll Baby, Pumpkin’ Pie and Rosie Cheeks….and SweetieNow that offends me. I’d rather the waitress would say, “Where ya wanna sit, Aunt Bea?”Then, I wouldn’t be offended cause I’d be obliged to say, “Just anywhere you wanna put me, Sweetie.” And, the people at the buffet line who rake and scrape every last morsel of food out the pan and hand me the spoon.A big irritation is people who use their football “Touchdown!” and cheerleader voices in a restaurant. And, along those same lines, people that talk loud enough for St. Peter to hear them on their cell phones. Hee-Hawers need to be asked to leave, and nobody cares what anybody else has to say. Have you noticed that most folks, and this is important, most folks LISTEN to TALK. When someone else is talking most folks are not listening. They are thinking what they are going to say. Watch what I say.I could list a lot more things that irritate me but I was trying to find things that offend me so I could be hip.I thought of a few. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day To be hip in today’s world, it seems the going thing is to be offended.So, I’ve been thinking, if I’m going to be a part of this world, I need to find something that offends me.But the things that come to mind are things that irritate me, not offend me. Don’t call me ‘sweetie’ anymore Sponsored Content Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Like when I’m near the front of the checkout line and have been waiting since Noah built the ark. Then, they open another register, and the clerk says, “I’ll take someone over here” and those who just tagged on the end of the line rush over and leave me standing there  … still waiting.Or when the person ahead of me in line waits until the clerk announces the charges for the purchase before they open their pocket book and start roaching around for their money. They act as if having to pay for that buggy load of items was a complete surprise.Then, there are drivers who pull their automobiles right out in front of me and then turn back off on a dime. And, those who blow their horns when I’m stuck at the drive-thru like there’s somewhere for me to go. Book Nook to reopen Print Article By Secrets Revealed Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 15, 2015 You Might Like Circus over substance The first presidential debate of 2016 is now in the books. It says something about the quality of the major… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MESA COUNTY, Colo.) — A 5-year-old girl was attacked by a bear in Colorado early Sunday.The unidentified child had gone outside of her home in East Orchard Mesa in the predawn hours to investigate noises she believed were coming from a dog, her mother told authorities.When the mother went to look for her daughter in the home, which is above the Colorado River corridor in Grand Junction, she heard screams about 2:30 a.m., according to a news release by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.That’s when she saw a large black bear dragging the girl, according to the release. The mom screamed at the bear, which then let go of the girl, the release said.The girl was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious injuries, but she was later upgraded to fair condition, according to CPW.CPW officers were working with federal wildlife services personnel to track the bear, according to the news release.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Fort McHenry only US Navy ship in Cold Response 2016 USS Fort McHenry only US Navy ship in Cold Response 2016 March 6, 2016 Authorities Share this article View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: NATO USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), a U.S. Navy Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship homeported in Mayport, Florida, is participating in Exercise Cold Response 2016.Fort McHenry will be the only U.S. Navy vessel participating in this operation, providing support for U.S. Marines as well as Navy construction battalion units.Marines attached to 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion, embarked with Fort McHenry, recovered gear stowed in caves in Verdal, Norway to be used in the exercise. The gear stowed in Verdal is part of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program, under which Marines store and maintain gear in strategic locations all over the world to be recovered during combat operations. Marines have not recovered gear from the location in Verdal for more than 14 years.Cold Response is a biennial Norwegian exercise featuring maritime, land and air operations to underscore NATO’s ability to defend against any threat in any environment. The location in central Norway provides a unique, extreme cold-weather environment for all forces involved to develop tactics, techniques and procedures, and learn from one another.The exercise composition includes more than 3,000 U.S. service members, approximately 6,500 members of the Norwegian Armed Forces and nearly 6,500 troops from 10 allied and partner nations including the United Kingdom and Germany.As the exercise continues, more than 300 Marines from 2nd Assault Amphibious Battalion and troops from partner countries will conduct two amphibious assaults over the course of the week, where they will storm the beach and take up positions overnight. View post tag: Cold Response View post tag: USS Fort McHenrylast_img read more


first_imgThe Betsy Young Memorial fund will host its first 5-kilometer run on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, April 26.The Step Into Spring 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. with race-day registration opening at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace) at 7 a.m.The course will be entirely on the boardwalk with participants running/walking to 23rd Street and back.Advance entry fee is $25 per individual and $22 per member of a team. The fee goes up to $30 on April 19. The last day to register online is April 25. Participants will receive a T-shirt and bottle of water. Register now at:  HTTP://WWW.ACTIVE.COM/OCEAN-CITY-NJ/RUNNING/RACES/STEP-INTO-SPRING-5K-2014DJ Jason E from 99.3-FM The Buzz will provide entertainment for the event. He was voted 2014’s best DJ by Atlantic City Weekly.Proceeds from this event will fund the Betsy Young Scholarship Project Inspiration and the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Young, a beloved music teacher at Ocean City Intermediate School, had received treatment from the center while diagnosed with Glioblastoma.The Memorial Fund is encouraging participants to raise additional funds with individuals raising $250 or $500  (or teams raising $500 or $1,000) receiving special awards.For more information, call Amanda at 609-233-9020 or email [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgDorset bakery Honeybuns has launched its new range of cookies at the Caffé Culture exhibition. The products include polenta and ground, toasted almonds and are free from gluten and refined sugar.The new cookie flavours are: Triple Chocolate Tinker, made with three grades of chocolate and a pure vanilla, with a dash of espresso; Dorset Apple Cake Cookie, made with apples, lemon zest and Somerset cider brandy-soaked raisins; and Honey, Almond & Salted Pistachio, made with honey from local bee farmer Filberts. A combination of honey and natural fruit sweeteners have been used instead of sugar. www.honeybuns.co.uklast_img read more

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