Friday, September 09, 2016
The contrasts between Dominic Solanke and Marcus Rashford couldn't be any more striking. Both are being billed as the future of English football on the back of their goalscoring exploits.
Whereas Solanke has been a youth-team star for Chelsea, however, it's where it matters most that Rashford is making his name.
The Manchester United striker scored on his debut for the club in last season's Europa League and hasn't looked back since. He followed up his brace against Danish side Midtjylland in February with another double just three days later against Arsenal in a 3-2 win.
A further four goals followed, including the game's only tally as United toppled rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Within seconds of making his England debut in late May, Rashford score against Australia to book his place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad.
On Tuesday, a hat-trick on his England under-21s debut sent his reputation into thestratosphere.
In the meantime, Rashford's star is soaring. But who would have predicted this even 12 months ago? Back then, Rashford was hardly on the radar.
Solanke himself wasn't being discussed widely, but with his superior goalscoring record,
he was creating the buzz.
Just six weeks in their birth dates separate Solanke and Rashford—the Chelsea man turns 19 on September 14, with Rashford celebrating his birthday on Halloween.
In terms of their careers, though, the gap couldn't be any greater. Rashford is racing ahead, while Solanke remains stagnant.
It's a crying shame, as his presence in Chelsea's youth teams should have earned Solanke a chance at Stamford Bridge. Forgetting the off-field politics of contract negotiations, he's been a victim of Chelsea's policy of promoting reputations over potential.
The Red Devils splashed out £89m to sign the Frenchman from Juventus.
Pogba's eye watering fee is a world record, but Smith claims United have already made £143m in shirt sales - they’ve sold 190m dollars worth of Pogba shirts so maybe they got it right.
Manchester United striker Zlata Ibrahimovic has
reiterated his belief that Jose Mourinho is a "mastermind" and revealed his only regret is that
he didn't have more time to play under the Portuguese boss.
Ibrahimovic and Mourinho spent a year together at Inter Milan, where the United boss led the club a historic Treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League titles the season after selling the Swede to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona.
The two stars have reunited at Manchester United, where they will participate in their first.
Manchester derby on Saturday against Guardiola's City. And the former PSG man hailed Mourinho ahead of the match.
Hector Bellerin could be set to sign a new deal with Arsenal are Barcelona ended their pursuit of the defender, according to The Sun.
Bellerin was wanted by his former club for the duration of the summer but a move never got close to completion.
But reports now suggest that Barcelona accept that they will not be able to land the La Masia academy graduate and have given up the chase.
Luis Enrique reportedly seen Sergi Roberto as his long-term successor to Dani Alves, who joined Juventus this summer.
Bellerin is believed to be happy at Arsenal and is content with his current role in the team.
“The fact there was an offer was pleasing, but I am even more gratified by the fact Milan said no.”
And it seems he’s looking forward to continuing his development in his native Italy, rather than with countryman Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. "The fact there was an offer was pleasing, but I am even more gratified by the fact Milan said no," Romagnoli told La Gazetta dello Sport. "This pushes me on to grow even more and improve myself. I am happy to have remained.
President Silvio Berlusconi made a big investment for me and that’s enormously pleasing. "Milan are certainly behind Juventus right now, but I don’t think we are missing anything in particular. We just need to work together and grow as a unit.
It was April and Nasri had just scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over West Brom at the Etihad Stadium. It was his first start since October after a six-month lay-off with a thigh injury, and the Frenchman was already envisioning a central role for himself in Guardiola's revolution.
Fast forward a few months and his boldness appears ill-judged. Guardiola ordered an overweight Nasri to train separately to the rest of the squad in pre-season, and the midfielder's only playing time came with a 15-minute cameo against West Ham before he completed his loan move to Sevilla.
Nasri insists Guardiola fought for him to stay "until the last moment", but it is tempting to wonder whether the new coach was really so conflicted. Nasri's comments do not always tally with reality, after all.
When he was left out of City's Champions League squad for the knockout stages in February, for example, he bizarrely declared he would happily finish his career at the club.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
The recently-announced changes to the
Champions League are detrimental to domestic football in Europe and will increase the gap between the wealthiest clubs and the rest, Europe's domestic football leagues (EPFL) said on Thursday.
The EPFL, the umbrella grouping for 24 European domestic leagues, also called upon the next Uefa president to reconsider the changes which made fewer places available in the Champions League group stage to teams from smaller countries.
It was the first major criticism of the reforms of the lucrative competition, which were announced in Monaco in August after secretive negotiations between European football body Uefa and the clubs.
Uefa rearranged the group-stage slots in favour of its four top-ranked leagues, in effect Spain, England, Germany and Italy, by guaranteeing them four places each.
Places for the winners of the 11th and 12th ranked leagues were cut and the number of places reserved for teams from the remaining leagues, who play their way through a qualifying competition, was reduced from five to four.
Uefa also announced changes in the distribution of revenue with more emphasis placed on the historic sporting results of the clubs and less on the value of their television market.
The changes came amid reports that the biggest clubs had been discussing the creation of a so-called Super League.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
A mental health nurse accused of raping three female prisoners told a colleague he was checking an inmate's make-up when she found them alone in a room, a jury heard. Peter Barrowman denies raping three inmates in 2014, and indecently assaulting a fourth at HMP Cornton Vale between 2009 and 2010.
He also denies supplying drugs to prisoners. Prison officer Janine Hunter, 40, told the trial Barrowman, 35, was “hyper”.
She said she saw him take the woman he is accused of assaulting and later threatening into a nurse’s room and shut the door. She went in 10 minutes later.
Hunter said: “He was a bit flustered. He was standing between her legs. He said he was checking her foundation.
The man who spearheaded a high-profile campaign against speed cameras in the Highlands has been left embarrassed – after being caught speeding. Mike Burns, founding member of the group “A9 Average Speed Cameras Are Not The Answer”, was fined £180 this week after being captured by a speed camera doing 40mph in a 30mph zone. But while he “holds his hands up” to the offence, he has now embarked on a fresh battle with the authorities to have his conviction thrown out.
The Foyers-based campaigner has raised a series of complaints over the “shocking” handling of the process by police, prosecutors and the court service.
Mr Burns shot to prominence in 2013 when he became the most outspoken opponent of the Scottish Government’s controversial introduction of average speed cameras on the A9 Inverness to Perth road.
A mobile speed camera captured Mr Burns driving his Volkswagen Passat at 40mph just a few feet from the signs that mark the end of the 30mph zone near Cromdale on the A95, at 10.17am, on February 20.
Mr Burns was fined £180 at the Justice of the Peace Court in Inverness on Wednesday and had his licence endorsed with three points.
However, he has raised a series of concerns in relation to the procedures which led to the penalty, and what he called “interesting discrepancies”.
His initial complaint, which was upheld after a police investigation but has since been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) for a further review, relates to “inaccurate” information provided to him in correspondence with the East Scotland Safety Camera manager Andrew Jones, claiming he had been caught by a fixed camera rather than a mobile one.
A 14-year-old girl caught driving
through Morwell told police her. boyfriend was too "woozy" from smoking drugs to be behind the wheel. Latrobe Highway Patrol police impounded the Toyota Camry after pulling over the pair on Haywood Street about 4pm Friday.
When asked why her 20-year-old P-
plater passenger wasn't driving, the
teenager told police he had been
smoking drugs and was feeling "woozy".
Victoria Police spokeswoman Leonie
Johnson said the teenager was expected
to be charged on summons with traffic-
The car will be impounded for 30 days and $1400 will need to be paid for its release.
Pastor Ken Adkins, who infamously said the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting got “what they deserve,” was arrested Friday on a charge of child molestation, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
According to The Florida Times Union, the arrest stems from allegations made by a young male former member of his congregation. Special Agent Stacy Carson said the investigation is focused on suspected molestation in several locations in the
Brunswick, Georgia area, including at Adkins’ church, a vehicle and a victim’s home. Adkins’ wife, Charlotte, told the paper, “This young man was part of our teen ministry. Ken and I have treated him like family, as has our church. He is a deeply troubled young man, to be sure, but our thoughts and prayers remain with him even now.”
In a June 16 tweet on Adkins’ now-private Twitter account, he wrote, “Been [sic] through so much with these Jacksonville Homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!!” Adkins, who does double-duty as political consultant in the Jacksonville area, is being held at the Glynn County Jail.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Forbes recently listed the Hong Kong star on their global list following his stellar year in the Chinese box office. His newest film, “Dragonblade”, starring notable Hollywood names including Adrien Brody and John Cusack, grossed $120 million in China alone.
The actor and investor also starred in the latest installment of the “Monkey King” franchise and has a number of Chinese films in post-production. Chan, who came in second on the list after Dwayne Johnson, has an estimated net worth of $350 million.
Chinese cinemas have grown at almost a 33% rate over the past five years. Captivating the Chinese box office is a high priority for filmmakers after witnessing recent successes with movies like “Warcraft.” During its debut weekend , Warcraft flopped in North America, but was a record-breaking success in China.
A Litchfield woman was jailed Friday after being sentenced for welfare theft.
Kelly J. Burgess, 49, was ordered to serve 120 days in jail, the unsuspended portion of a two-year sentence.
She also was placed on probation for three years and ordered to pay restitution for $24,000 in MaineCare and food stamp benefits.
Kelly J. Burgess, 49, was ordered to serve 120 days in jail, the unsuspended portion of a two-year sentence.
She also was placed on probation for three years and ordered to pay restitution for $24,000 in MaineCare and food stamp benefits.
David Newlands, 24, from Glasgow, was initially ordered to do 150 hours of community service after being convicted of punching another man last year.
However, he twice failed to turn up for the unpaid work, even after Judge Norman Ritchiegave him two chances to do the community penalty and avoid jail.
Hours before his second appearance at the High Court in Glasgow, Newlands took to Facebook, brazenly posting...
An Alabama teenager faces a felony
assault charge after buzzing a teacher
with a stun gun.
The unidentified Mary G. Montgomery High School student was fighting with another young woman Thursday afternoon before a teacher at the school
tried to stop the ruckus.
Video of the shocking altercation posted to Facebook shows the adult grabbing
one girl by the shoulders and pressing her against the wall — until the hissing stun gun interrupts him.
The student breaks free from the teacher’s grasp and runs away through a surprised crowd.
The student who had the stun gun was
later found and arrested, and also faces
misdemeanor assault for attacking her classmate.
A Canadian court has sentenced twin brothers to a combined 24 years in prison after they plead guilty to terror-related offences, including trying to leave the country to join a radical Islamic group.
Ashton Larmond, 25, was sentenced by an Ontario Superior Court to 17 years in prison minus time already served for giving instructions to carry out an activity for an extremist group, public prosecutors said.
His brother, Carlos, was given seven years minus time served for attempting to leave Canada to participate in a militant group. Carlos was arrested at the Montreal airport in January 2015 as he was trying to leave Canada. His brother and a third man, Suliman Mohamed, 23, were arrested shortly later.
The prosecutor in the case said Ashton directed plans to join Islamic State in Syria or kill people in Canada, and described him as more of an organiser than his brother.
Mohamed was also sentenced on Friday to seven years minus time served for conspiring to participate in the activities of a militant group.
A court heard Michael and Hayley Friel were travelling home when the door to a lavatory cubicle was opened while she was in there. Her furious father questioned other passengers to try to find who had opened it after she was left “exposed and embarrassed”.
Michael Friel, 58, who was jailed on Thursday for two years, then became “intimidating and threatening”, Chester Crown Court was told.
Passenger James Clarke said he was to blame –even though he did not open the door – to try to calm the father and deflect attention from the person responsible, a woman sitting near the lavatory.
More than 18 months after the attack, he cannot walk 100 yards unaided and remembers nothing of the attack because of his “life-changing injuries”.
Michael Friel pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and Hayley Friel, who was convicted of the same charge, received a 28-month jail sentence.
The trial of a woman who
gave water to slaughterhouse-bound pigs heard Wednesday from the owner of the animals who said he complained to police because he was concerned about the safety of the pigs and the animal activists.
Anita Krajnc, an activist with the group Toronto Pig Save, was charged with mischief in connection with an incident in June 2015, in which she started dumping water inside a tractor trailer carrying pigs to a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ont. She has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The pigs' owner, farmer Eric Van Boekel, testified Wednesday that he complained to police because
he was worried there were contaminants in the water, and that could lead the Fearman's Pork slaughterhouse to turn his hogs away. That, he said, would be the worst case scenario, though he acknowledged that it's never happened to him. Van Boekel also said he was worried about the animal activists.
Krajnc, who was wearing a pink shirt with a
picture of a pig on it under her pantsuit, said
outside court that she did nothing wrong, and
that she continues to give the pigs waterto this day.
Three elephants died on Friday night after being hit by a train in South-Eastern Railway’s Bankura-Howrah section in West Bengal.
Divisional forest officer, Panchet, Ayan Ghosh told PTI two elephant calves and their mother were knocked down by the Kharagpur-Adra Passenger at around 7.30pm.
The train moved on but the jumbos’ mutilated carcasses spread across the tracks between Bisnupur in Bankura and Piyardoba in West Midnapore for over two hours disrupting train movement in the section, the DFO said.
The pachyderm family was crossing the track, skirted by dense forest on both sides, when the mishap occurred. The carcasses were removed from the tracks by the forest and rail personnel with the help of locals after which train movement was fully restored, he said.
The woman who died in a house fire in Feilding is understood to be a respected school counsellor and the mother of rapper PNC.
The Coroner's office has confirmed it is investigating the death of Kathy Hansen whose Fitzroy St home was destroyed by fire on Wednesday night.
Six fire trucks and 30 firefighters were called in to battle the blaze about 8pm but were unable to enter the house due to the intensity of the flames.
Attempts to contact the Auckland-based
rapper and his management were unsuccessful
but he has since cancelled an appearance at a show in Christchurch. His replacement for the show posted on Facebook that PNC could no longer attend due
to "the passing of a family member".
PNC dedicated a song to his mother on his latest recording, The Luke Valima EP , which was released at the end of July.
The bloody mayhem broke out inside the 149-unit senior center on 26th Avenue near Corporal Kennedy Street in Bayside at around 12 p.m., sources said.
After the 47-year-old man attacked his 72-year-old mother, he went into the living room, sat down on a recliner chair and took the knife to his neck, according to sources. Both are expected to survive.
“It seems he wanted to kill his mother and himself,” said Joseph Schulz, the son of a manager on the property, adding that he called 911 after a “hysterical” home health attendant ran to his door and asked him to.
The man “was in the apartment for a while and he asked the maid to leave for some privacy while he took a shower,” according to Schulz.
Schulz added, “I heard there were some medical troubles or some bad news came in and he seemed to cut her throat and then his own throat.”
Emergency responders rushed the man and the elderly woman to New York Hospital Queens. The man was in critical condition while his mother was in stable condition, officials said. Police recovered a kitchen knife at the scene.
A representative for the senior facility, which is owned and operated by Selfhelp, confirmed there was an incident, but could not provide any immediate details.
Police say an altercation between a man and his stepfather erupted Friday morning at their home at 925 Bridge Street.
Authorities say the stepfather, who family identified as Kevin Hawkins, was doused in gasoline and then lit on fire by his stepson.
Police say Hawkins then went to a neighbor’s home next door for help. That person who runs a daycare at that home called 911.
One neighbor says she heard screams of the horrific situation. Neighbors who knew Hawkins say they called him Pop, are also in disbelief and are trying to understand why.
Hawkins was flown to Westchester Medical Center with severe burns to his upper body.
As for Hawkins stepson, police say they are looking for Andrell Jaquan Leppanen, 29, who is not in custody at this time. The family did not want to go on camera but are asking for prayers at this time.
A family friend says she hopes the Lappanen believed to be responsible for this is found before he hurts himself or anyone else. Police say the circumstances surrounding the altercation is still being investigated.
During the gruesome propaganda clip young uniformed 'soldiers' stand behind the five captives, down on their knees with firearms to the back of their heads.
One of the youths makes a statement in Arabic before all raise their handguns and sickeningly kill the men in front of them.
The children are British, Egyptian, Kurdish, Tunisian, and Uzbek, according to the jihadist-monitoring company SITE Intelligence Group.
All the men in orange jumpsuits they kill are believed to be Kurds, who are apparently being
'punished' for recent Kurdish advances in Syria and Iraq. The second child from the right, who has fair skin, is named as Abu Abdullah Al-Britani (which means British) and is reportedly from the UK though this has yet to be independently confirmed. It is not known exactly how old the boys are.
According to FOX News, the other young killers are identified as Abu Al-Baraa Al-Tunisi, Yousouf Al-Ozbaki, Abu Fuad Al-Kurdi and Abu Ishaq Al-Masri.
A four-year-old British girl has died in a Spanish hospital after drowning in a swimming pool during a family holiday to celebrate her grandfather's 60th birthday.
Blossom Kelly, from Skelmersdale in Lancashire, was reportedly pulled unconscious from a pool in the town of Sils, near Girona on Saturday.
She was airlifted to hospital in Barcelona and placed on life support but her parents made the heart wrenching decision to switch it off on her father's birthday on Wednesday.
Blossom's mother Vicky Kelly posted a moving tribute on Facebook which has been shared more than 2,000 times.
She said: 'She put on the most amazing battle but her little body was tired and we had to make the most difficult decision of our lives and let her go and she chose to go today on her daddy's birthday.'
Family, friends and people who have been moved by Blossom's story have changed their Facebook profile pictures to pink flowers in tribute to the four-year-old, reports the Liverpool Echo.
They have also been offering kind words of support. One friend Kerrie Baron wrote: 'RIP Blossom, such a beautiful little girl taken far too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.'
One girl can be heard saying: "Get on top of her on the ground Tanya."
The girls tussle around until one of them manages to push the other back behind a metal barrier onto the ground.
At this point a male bystander apparently decides they had had enough and separates the girls, whose scalps look red from all the hair pulling. Some of the watchers complain saying "Come on let them fight," but the two girls are wrenched apart.
The video, said to have been shot in the city of Saltillo in Mexico, has been viewed over 40,000 times since being shared online, prompted concern from social media users. One user wrote: "This is part of the social decomposition we are experiencing." Another commented: "Good on the person who separates them, a conscientious citizen."
An angry user wrote: "I wish they would really hurt themselves, but that’s not really what they want, just attention, it’s all for show."
A 37-year-old woman had pulled over her car to use the public toilets at Kennington Reservoir on Reservoir Road about 11am, police say. Inside the toilets a man was lurking.
When she entered he confronted her before sexually assaulting her. He then fled the toilets.
He is described as Caucasian, aged between 30 and 40, about 175 centimetres tall, with an olive complexion, brown hair, and an
unshaven face. He was wearing a navy blue windcheater and jeans.
A DESPERATE mother battled frantically to save the life of her daughter after a freak accident left the little girl hanging by her neck from a backyard swing.
Zoey Baillie, 3, was last night fighting for life in hospital. She was playing on the swing with her mother at a property at Koumala, south of Mackay, on Thursday afternoon when her mum Shanah Grandison briefly turned away to feed some animals.
When Ms Grandison turned back she found her daughter unconscious and with the rope tied around her neck.
Rescue crews rushed to the Koumala- Bolingbroke Rd property and performed CPR on Zoey, successfully reviving her before she was flown to Mackay Base Hospital by a rescue helicopter.
After receiving treatment at Mackay, Zoey was flown to Townsville Hospital where she remains in a critical but stable condition on life support, surrounded by family and friends.
Smoke still rises from the scene after Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in Cizre, southeast Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, with an explosives-laden truck, killing several police officers and wounding dozens more, according to reports from the state-run Anadolu news agency. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution ofimages relating to Friday’s Cizre attack within Turkey.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which was the latest in a string of bombings targeting police or military vehicles and facilities. Authorities have blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party,
or PKK, for those attacks. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the attack was a PKK suicide bombing carried out with an explosives-laden truck. He vowed to “destroy the terrorists.”
Turkey sent tanks across the Syrian border following weeks of deadly attacks by the PKK and the Islamic
State group. The operation aims to help Syrian rebels retake Jarablus, a
key IS-held border town, and to contain the expansion of Syrian Kurdish militia who are linked to the PKK.
Jack Langdon, 19, tricked the child's family into letting him look after his young victim before molesting her at her home.
The girl told her mother that she had been watching TV on the sofa when Langdon put his hand through a hole in her leggings and touched her. She also said the teenager told her he had "naughty images" on his mobile phone. Langdon - who had also been posing as a girl to get young women to send indecent images to him- admitted one count of assaulting the little girl in December 2015.
But instead of accepting responsibility, the predator tried to shift the blame onto his victim - telling a probation officer she had been acting "all flirty" with him.
Vile Langdon also said the nine-year-old had "a sexual need that needed to be met". Langdon was jailed for four years after he admitted one count of sexual assault, three of distributing indecent images and nine of possessing indecent images.
A little boy found wandering around the Coopers Edge estate in Brockworth in his pants had unlocked the door to his home, police believe.
A Gloucestershire police spokesman said: "We were called by a member of the public who had found a three-year-old wandering the streets in Brockworth at 7.15am on Wednesday. "Officers attended and took the boy to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be checked over.
"The family was visited by police officers and the incident was raised with the relevant housing association to ensure changes could be made to prevent anything similar happening in future.
The boy was spotted in the Coopers Edge estate. He was attempting to cross the busy road when he was spotted by a number of commuters who were alarmed to see a young boy on his own with no adults nearby.
The father of the three-year-old boy rang Gloucestershire Live to express his concern at the incident. The man, who said he had split up from the boy's mother, said he had been told about what had happened by Gloucestershire County Council's social services department, which had telephoned him on Wednesday afternoon.
A Rio 2016 silver medallist is being hailed as the true embodiment of Olympic spirit after selling off his newly minted medal to fund specialist treatment for a boy with a rare form of cancer.
Piotr Malachowski took second place in the discus to become one of 11 Polish Olympians to bag a medal in Rio. It was his second silver after netting one in Beijing in 2008.
The Olympian told his followers how he had been contacted by the mother of three-year-old Olek Szymanski, who has spent almost two years battling retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer that affects young children. As a result, Malachowski said, he was auctioning off his medal to help pay for Olek and his family to travel to New York and receive specialist treatment not currently available in Poland.
The auction was won by Poland's billionaire siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, who "declared their willingness to buy my silver medal for an amount which enables us to meet the goal set", wrote the Malachowski. "My silver medal today is worth much more than a week ago," he added.
News of the generous gesture spread quickly, with people around the world applauding his compassion. "This is the real Olympic spirit. Bravo!" wrote one admirer, while another added: "You have a true heart of gold."
It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts.
The woman told officers her 10-year-old daughter was still inside apartment number 808 from which they had escaped. What the officers didn't know was that the child was already dead, her battered and dismembered body partially wrapped in a blanket and set ablaze.
With the fire alarm blaring, they busted in the front door and searched the smoke-filled apartment for Victoria Martens. In the bathroom, the real crime began to come into focus.
As news spread about Victoria's death, neighbors and friends built a makeshift memorial under a tree near the apartment complex, adorning it with stuffed animals and candles. Some hugged while others cried and prayed.
Four more teenage boys were arrested Friday in connection with the slaying of a boy whose body was found
on a riverbank in Saitama Prefecture on Tuesday.
A fifth teen was arrested Thursday after allegedly bragging on an online messaging system that he had killed someone.
The latest suspects to be arrested are a
17-year-old boy, a 14-year-old junior
high school student and a 15-year-old
junior high school student from
Higashimatsuyama, Saitama Prefecture,
and a 15-year-old junior high school
boy from Kawagoe, Saitama. Investigative sources say the teens are believed to have known the victim, 16 -year-old Tsubasa Inoue. All are
suspected of playing a role in his killing.
Police say three of the latest detainees have admitted to the allegations, but the 15-year-old from Higashimatsuyama said he was merely present at the time
and did not play a role. Inoue’s naked body was found half- buried beside the Toki River in Higashimatsuyama on Tuesday morning. He is thought to have drowned when the river flooded, but his body also bore bruiselike marks. It is unclear how these were inflicted, but the sources said the victim may have been physically assaulted before his death.
Details have been emerging of the boys’
relationship with the victim. Inoue accompanied them on a trip to a hot spring from Aug. 17 to 20, an acquaintance of Inoue’s said, noting that he seemed to have enjoyed the outing.
One of Inoue’s friends told police that the group had been forcing him to provide money to pay for gasoline for their motorbikes. Inoue had recently asked others if he could borrow cash, the friend said.
Investigative sources said the 16-year- old boy arrested Thursday has admitted playing a part in the death, saying he killed Inoue because he had lied and ignored phone calls and text messages. Some of those arrested belonged to a group that was known for bullying
others in the past. A boy who was friends with Inoue went to police when the group beat him up.
Officers did nothing, he said, dismissing the incident as typical teenager behavior.
A safety officer is "very lucky" to have no serious injuries after an excavator crushed his foot.
Emergency services were called to a home in Mt Pleasant, Christchurch, about 3.15pm on Wednesday after a 1Geotechnical employee had their ankle broken by an excavator.
A St John spokesman said a man, in his 40s, was taken to hospital. 1Geotechnical director Stephen Greening said the man was "very lucky".
"All procedures were followed, essentially we think it's just been a momentary lapse in concentration and the excavator has rolled back and hit the gentleman's foot and then he's had to roll back forward from it. "He got very lucky . . . it could have been a worse scenario if they hadn't taken the evasive action they had."
Greening said he had since spoken to the man, who had been with the company for several years. "We just want him healthy and back to work as soon as he can. He's been with our company for a long, long time."
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over
Christmas presents. Julio Resto pleaded guilty Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn to second-degree murder in the death of his 42 year-old
wife, Gloria. "The defendant in this case was angry at the victim who had recently asked him to move out of their shared home following tension in the relationship that had escalated around Christmas Day," said Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. "On New Year's Eve, that anger led the defendant to violently attack his wife."
On Dec. 31, 2014, Waltham police received a request to perform a well-being check. While officers were en route to the home, Resto, 52, walked into the lobby of the police station with blood on his clothes, holding a large knife. He banged the knife against a glass window and called out to officers before walking outside, the district attorney's office said in a statement.
Officers ordered Resto to drop his weapon, but he refused, authorities said. Instead, he walked toward them, shouting "Shoot me! I have nothing to live for! I just killed my wife!"
When officers tried to place Resto under arrest, he lunged at them multiple times, according to the district attorney's statement. They ultimately were able to subdue him.
An autopsy performed the next day revealed that Gloria Resto had been stabbed more than 20 times.
A 25-year-old man is facing charges for an alleged sexual assault at Seneca College earlier this month.
Toronto Police wouldn’t specify the exact date or time of the alleged sexual assault — only saying it took place “some time in early August 2016” at the college’s Newnham Campus, near Don Mills Rd. and Finch Ave E. He is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman, police said.
A suspect was caught on security cameras loitering near a woman’s washroom. Police said there may be more victims.
Krishan Rajaratnam of Toronto is charged with two counts of sexual assault.
Northland -A man who fired a shot at police officers in Northland is still on the run and believed to have made his way to Auckland.
Police launched a large scale operation early on Friday to catch the man, who escaped in a police car and is believed to still have a "large calibre" firearm.
The operation started in Whangarei just after midnight - and by midmorning had wound some 60 kilometres south hitting Maungaturoto before operations centred on Kaiwaka.
"Members of the Armed Offenders Squad as well as staff from Northland, Waitematā and Auckland City districts are involved in this operation and ongoing inquiries," Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.
A blood-covered man told authorities he had killed his wife briefly barricaded himself with his two young children Thursday inside a trailer at a mobile home park in the 4300 block of Concord Road in Bellmead.
David Dauzat, 23, was in the McLennan County Jail Thursday evening, charged with murder in death, authorities said.
His wife, Natasha Dauzat, 21, was beheaded and her head was placed in the refrigerator, a source close to the investigation confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Officers from Bellmead and surrounding communities set up a perimeter around the park evacuating other residents from the area, some of whom still remained out of their homes Thursday evening. They then made contact with the man, whom they were able to convince to surrender.
Authorities took custody of the couple’s two children.
Philippines - Since President Duterte was elected, and urged citizens and police to kill drug dealers who resisted arrest, Maria has killed five more people, shooting them all in the head.
"My first job was two years ago in this province nearby. I felt really scared and nervous because it was my first time."
Maria, not her real name, now carries out contract killings as part of the government-sanctioned war on drugs. She is part of a hit team that includes three women, who are valued because they can get close to their victims without arousing the same suspicion a man would.
This controversial drug war habrought her more work, but more risk too. She described how it began when her husband was commissioned to kill a debtor bya policeman - one who was also a drug pusher. Maria and her husband come from an impoverished neighbourhood of Manila and had no regular income before agreeing to become contract killers. They earn up to 20,000 Philippines pesos ($430; £327) per hit, which is shared between three or four of them.
A woman was caught on CCTV camera beating her infant son in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
The husband of the woman, suspecting that his son gets physically assaulted, set up the CCTV camera to realise his fears come true, news agency ANI reported. The video shows the woman beating her son repeatedly and trying to strangle him.
“I suspected that my wife beats our son, hence got a CCTV camera installed (in the house),” the husband told ANI.
The husband, who has not been identified, told the agency he was very worried and that he has approached the court.
An explicit video shows drunk teenagers engaging in sex acts and taking drugs exposes the shocking reality of clubbing hotspot Ayia Napa.
It comes as police prepare to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the Ayia Napa club strip, working with the tourism industry to smarten up the destination’s image.
These particular nights are described as one of the “craziest” and “messiest”for tourists visiting the party capital.
In the clip, a man can be seen crouching over a young girl in a bra and denim shorts, sucking a lemon out of her mouth and lapping up a drink from her crotch. Other shots show couples writhing around on the floor and kissing enthusiastically.
The boozy Mayhem nights are also a popular attraction for holidaymakers in Malia (Crete) and Tenerife.
Veronica Aguilar, 39, was charged with one count each of murder and child abuse and was being held on $2 million bail, prosecutors said. The body of Yonatan Daniel Aguilar, whose identity was released Thursday morning by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, was found wrapped in a blanket inside a closet in his home on Monday.
The boy was discovered wrapped up in a blanket in the closet on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He had been dead for hours, investigators revealed.
Aguilar was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment resulting in death or great bodily injury Tuesday after the child's stepfather, Jose Pinzon, discovered him in a closet in the mother's home in the 2100 block of Santa Ynez St. Pinzon called police after Aguilar allegedly told him that her son was dead.
When officers and paramedics arrived at the home, they confirmed he was deceased. The boy was discovered to be starved, physically abused, and had been dead for hours.
The recommended bail amount was set at $2 million, and if Aguilar is convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.
A Virginia man is suing the Tropical Smoothie Cafe for $100,000 after he says he bought several smoothies at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Purcellville earlier this month.
The suit says the man started feeling achy and getting headaches around August 12, and eventually his symptoms worsened to include stomach and chest pain and dark-colored urine.
In Washington, There are now 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Virginia linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe, according to theVirginia Department of Health.
The source is believed to be frozen strawberries from Egypt.The restaurant chain removed Egyptian strawberries from all of its stores and replaced them with ones from other sources.
Separately, a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of people who were exposed to hepatitis A at Tropical Smoothie Cafe and received a vaccine or other treatment that prevented them from getting sick.