Fireworks cause a stir

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Offender beats jail

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Mourinho in blistering attack on Luke Shaw

first_img“It’s difficult for him to be on the bench. Because I cannot compare him with Ashley Young, or with Matteo Darmian, or with Daley Blind,” said Mourinho.“I cannot compare the way he trains, the way he commits, the focus, the ambition. I cannot compare. He is a long way behind.”Shaw has made just two appearances in the last four months for United and was not even on the bench for Saturday’s game against West Brom at Old Trafford, as Mourinho decided to name Matthew Willock ahead of Shaw.Shaw’s last appearance was a month ago in the fiery clash against Bournemouth, when it was alleged Mourinho became incensed after seeing the 21-year-old defender chatting to an opposition player at the break.Relations have been frosty ever since and the future looks grim for Shaw, who became the world’s most expensive teenager when he joined United from Southampton for £27 million in 2014.Shaw has struggled for form and fitness since suffering a double leg break in September 2015 when Louis van Gaal was the Red Devils’ manager and now it looks like his time is up at Old Trafford.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United defender Luke Shaw recently spent 11 months on the sidelines after sustaining a horrific double leg fracture in a Champions League gameMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Jose Mourinho all but confirmed Luke Shaw’s Old Trafford career is over with some scathing criticism of the player ahead of United’s Premier League clash with Everton on Tuesday.The Manchester United manager said there was no chance of the left-back even being a substitute for the midweek game despite United having several players out through injury.last_img read more

Gun bans put the innocent at risk

first_imgThis time, Cleveland. A 14-year-old suspended high school student entered Cleveland’s Success Tech Academy, a gun in each hand, and opened fire, wounding four. Later, we learn that the shooter’s past included violent confrontations, mental problems and at least one previous suspension. A month earlier he told a friend that he intended to shoot up the school. But no one, apparently, took his behavior seriously enough to notify authorities. Meanwhile, a high school teacher in Oregon, with a permit to carry a concealed weapon plus training, sought permission to carry her firearm to school. In fear of her ex-husband, against whom she filed and received two restraining orders, she wanted the ability to protect herself in the event he showed up. Furthermore, she argued that even without the fear of her ex-husband, the Second Amendment and Oregon state law allow her to carry her firearm to work. Her school district, however, prevents her from carrying a firearm to school. This raises a question. Do shooters consider schools “gun-free zones”? Do they consider it unlikely that any authority figure – whether teachers or, in some cases, security guards – poses an armed threat? But in some school shooting cases, guns helped to end shooting sprees and minimize loss of life and injury. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Edinboro, Pennsylvania. A 14-year-old middle school student opened fire at a school graduation dance being held at a local restaurant. The shooter killed one teacher and wounded two students and another teacher. The armed teenager was apprehended by the restaurant owner, who grabbed his own shotgun from his office and went after the shooter. Staring into the owner’s shotgun, the teen dropped his gun and surrendered. Grundy, Virginia. At Appalachian Law School, a disgruntled student on the verge of his second suspension entered a school building and shot and killed the dean and a professor. He then shot four students, killing one. Hearing the shots fired, two students, Michael Gross and Tracy Bridges, ran to their cars to retrieve their guns. With guns aimed at the shooter, Bridges ordered him to drop his weapon. When the shooter turned and saw Bridges’ gun, he laid down his weapon and put his hands in the air. (My pro-Second Amendment documentary, “Michael and Me,” goes into detail about this incident, as well as others.) Professor and economist John Lott checked 280 separate news stories in the week after the Appalachian Law School shooting, and found only four that mentioned the students who stopped the shooter had guns. The Washington Post, for example, said the students “helped subdue” the killer. Newsday wrote the shooter was “restrained by students.” The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, however, wrote that the shooter “was wrestled to the ground by fellow students, one of whom aimed his own revolver at (the killer).” Four months later, the Times-Dispatch detailed the students’ actions, including the second student’s use of a gun. What do felons think about an armed citizenry? A survey of convicted felons by the National Institute of Justice found 74 percent of the felons agreed that, “One reason burglars avoid houses when people are home is that they fear being shot during the crime.” The survey also asked these felons whether they had abandoned at least one crime because they feared the intended victim might be armed. Thirty-nine percent said they abandoned at least one crime; 8 percent had abandoned such a crime “many” times; 34 percent admitted being “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”; and nearly 70percent knew a “colleague” who had abandoned a crime, been scared off, been shot at, wounded or captured by a victim packing heat. A survey of 23,113 police chiefs and sheriffs across the country found that 62 percent of these top cops agreed that “a national concealed handgun permit would reduce rates of violent crime.” About 80 percent of rank-and-file police officers, according to polls, support the right of trained citizens to carry concealed weapons. Israel gets it. Since the 1970s, on school campuses in Israel, policy requires teachers and parent aides to arm themselves with semi-automatic weapons. The result? School shootings have plummeted to zero. As for Cleveland, would allowing authority figures to arm themselves have resulted in reduced casualties, or perhaps even deterred the shooter in the first place? No one can say for sure. But no doubt at least some Cleveland parents now believe the benefits of armed campus adults outweigh the costs. Larry Elder is an attorney, syndicated columnist and national radio talk-show host. He can be heard from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on KABC-AM 790. His e-mail address is 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe Sheridan Security Systems third Security Exhibition, which took place in the Mount Errigal Hotel over the last number of days has been described as another incredible success. The Security Exhibition which finishes later today, is designed to promote all areas of domestic and commercial security, providing advice and demonstrations on all the latest surveillance and alarm technologies. All aspects of security for both domestic and commercial markets were exhibited and demonstrated – from Wired to Wireless Alarms, High Definition IP Surveillance up to 29MP, Digital Video Recorders, Safes, Fire Fighting Equipment, Automatic Gates and much more.The Exhibition was attended by Ireland’s leading security experts and they were impressed with the quality of products on show at the exhibition.The exhibition allowed visitors to benefit from free advice based on a confidential conversation which will highlight how to tailor the technology to meet individual requirements.Admission to the exhibition was FREE of charge, so as expected large numbers descended on the exhibition to take the opportunity to come and discuss the individual requirements needed. Event organiser, Brendan Sheridan insisted vigilance in security measures has reached a level of paramount importance in recent years due to the increase in both commercial and domestic criminal activity.He told Donegal Daily, “With new technologies constantly coming onto the market the exhibition was the perfect opportunity to view some of the most powerful security solutions available, and speak to leading professionals about your requirements.“Thankfully the exhibition has been another brilliant success, it’s our third exhibition now and all three have been incredible successes.Sheridan Security Systems was founded in 2002 by Brendan Sheridan and has grown to become a leading provider of security systems in the North West with a reputation for excellence.The exhibition doesn’t finish until 6pm, so you’ve still got time to get the exhibition at The Mount Errigal Hotel. LEADING SECURITY EXPERTS HUGELY IMPRESSED WITH SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsSheridan Securitylast_img read more

Scott Brown backs Celtic to bounce back from PSG mauling

first_img Scott Brown in action for Celtic against PSG 1 Scott Brown has vowed Celtic will bounce back from their Champions Lesgue mauling by Paris Saint-Germain.An Edinson Cavani double and goals from Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and a Mikael Lustig own goal sunk the Scottish champions as they were humbled on their home patch.But Brown believes Celtic will give a much better account of themselves against Belgian side Anderlecht in their next European match, and at home Ross County in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday.Speaking to BT, he said: “We will pick ourselves up, not a problem. This team will bounce back.“We’ve got a huge game coming up at the weekend now and we need to go and win that.”Brown admitted, however, Celtic were not up to the standard their fans are used to seeing at Parkhead.He added: “I think the first half just wasn’t us. In the first half we were very disappointing, but in the second half we were very positive.“We tried to put them on the back foot and put them under pressure but because we were pressing so high up the park we left ourselves a little bit open.“They’re a great team and they’ve played really well but we’ve got five games to go now [in the Champions League].”Celtic 0-5 PSG: Battered Bhoys rated and slatedlast_img read more

Roberto Firmino hands Liverpool major scare ahead of Bayern clash

first_img 4 It seems increasingly likely that Fabinho will partner Joel Matip in defence for the first leg of the Bayern tie.In better news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was pictured in training at Melwood on Monday.Chamberlain is yet to return to full training though and only took part in the warm-up.The England international is continuing his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury suffered last April. Roberto Firmino is a major doubt for Liverpool Dejan Lovren is also likely to miss the Bayern clash Klopp said: “I don’t know 100 per cent. It’s Monday and we play on Tuesday so most of that should be clear.“Gini [Wijnaldum] trained and looked really well. [Xherdan] Shaqiri did a lot, so it will be close, we have to see.“Dejan [Lovren], I actually have to wait minute by minute if there is a chance or not.“But that’s pretty much all, I would say.” 4 4center_img Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took part in the warm-up on Monday 4 The England midfielder has been out since last April Roberto Firmino is a serious doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night at Anfield, owing to a virus.The Brazilian missed training on Monday, and looks set to join a number of key players on the sidelines for the first leg of the last-16 showdown. Jurgen Klopp is already facing a crisis at centre-back, with star man Virgil van Dijk suspended and Joe Gomez missing through injury.Dejan Lovren was also absent from training on Monday and looks unlikely to pass a late fitness test on a hamstring problem.And now, the Liverpool Echo reports that Firmino could add to his manager’s woes after picking up a virus before the Bundesliga giants come to town.He becomes the fourth Liverpool player to fall ill since the start of the month, following a warm-weather trip to Dubai in January.last_img read more

Pet Placemats Are Fun for Fido

first_imgWould you buy any of these for your pet? Let us know which one you like in the comments. Share This!If your pets are like mine, it seems like more food ends up out of the food dish than eaten by our fuzzy family members. Having a pet feeding mat can be a useful way to keep your floors clean, and if you can have something cute, even better. That’s why I was so excited to see these Disney pet feeding mats for your pets’ feeding area. At $20, they’re a little more expensive than I’d like, and although I didn’t see any information about cleaning on them, I’m guessing they’re spot-treatment only and not fully machine washable. Still, you can’t beat the cute factor! These were spotted at Mouse Gear in Epcot, but you should be able to find them at any place with a DisneyTails product display.last_img read more

Easing the way for the disabled

first_imgJanine ErasmusThe Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) has pledged to make its cultural institutions fully accessible to the disabled, and is certainly putting its money where its mouth is – so to speak. Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan announced in December that R162 million was to be made available to upgrade facilities at its public institutions in order to make them easily accessible to those with disabilities. It is crucial that every single visitor to South Africa is able to indulge freely in cultural tourism. This has been identified by DAC as an important sector for growth and is one of the focus areas of its Investing in Culture programme.DAC will spend R162-million over the next three years on its cultural facilities to ensure that disabled people will not be excluded from enjoying the services on offer. The minister announced the plan as part of Government’s ongoing plan to improve the plight of people with disabilities, adding that the funds will be allocated in three stages over the next three years – R39 million for 2008, R43 million for 2009 and R80 million for 2010.South Africa’s Constitution, hailed as one of the most progressive to be found anywhere, offers equal inclusion in all aspects of society to everyone – including those with disabilities. However, the disabled still find themselves hampered on occasion because South African society has in past years been geared mostly towards the able-bodied, and the basic requirements of those who use wheelchairs or other aids to get around were not always accommodated. With the launch of its new initiative DAC is upholding the principles of the Constitution in this regard.“We have detailed information on the provision that has been made for the upgrading of security and access for persons with disabilities at the Department’s public entities,” said Jordan. “These would include places like museums, playhouses and other institutions that bring people together to not only enjoy artistic expressions but witness and experience the heritage of our beautiful country.”With the likes of the Iziko Museums of Cape Town, the Northern Flagship Institution (a group of cultural institutions based mostly in the Gauteng area), the National Library of South Africa, and all of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites falling under the jurisdiction and care of DAC, these important elements of South Africa’s cultural heritage will soon be undergoing any necessary modifications to make them more accessible.According to Jordan, “The upgrade of security and accessibility for persons with disabilities is a priority to make the arts accessible to all the people of the country.”Currently there are several policies in place for the benefit of the disabled. South Africa passed the Bill of Rights in 1992 – in Section 9(3) of the South African Bill of Rights a statement declares that “the state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language, and birth.”Cabinet then passed the Integrated National Disability Strategy in 1997, a document that provides guidelines in order to help the country achieve a human rights-based model of disability inclusion in South African society. In his foreword to the White Paper on the Integrated National Disability Strategy, then Deputy President Thabi Mbeki wrote, “Research estimates that between 5 and 12% of South Africans are moderately to severely disabled. Despite this large percentage of disabled people, few services and opportunities exist for people with disabilities to participate equally in society.”The Integrated National Disability Strategy was followed a year later by the Employment Equity Bill, which prohibits unfair discrimination on any grounds in any employment policy or practice.It is mostly pre-1994 buildings that will need to be renovated and adapted, as later structures were put up with disabled access already in place, including those sponsored by the ministry. Among these are the Luthuli Museum in Kwa-Dukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, for instance, which was designed with disabled access right from the planning stage.At present the department is in the process of ascertaining the requirements of its public entities in terms of security and accessibility, while a service provider will be appointed in the near future to report on the current status.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at Useful linksDepartment of Arts and CultureDisabled People of South Africalast_img read more

Rookie link-building and content outreach mistakes you won’t make twice

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 28th July 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingRookie link-building and content outreach mistakes you won’t make twice Rookie link-building and content outreach mistakes you won’t make twiceYou are here: Link-building mistakes come with the territory: The longer you spend pitching webmasters, the more war stories and link failures you’ll have under your belt.I’ve done many, many linking campaigns and have made my share of mistakes. Based on my experience, I am not sure which campaign was a bigger epic fail:The campaign where all the email I sent went to the trash folder because I used a term associated with spam in the subject line.The fact I launched a huge content campaign the same day Donald Trump was inaugurated.via GIPHYThese things happen. Mistakes are a key ingredient of learning, particularly when it comes to link outreach. You will probably make a lot of mistakes and get very frustrated before you learn how to consistently build links with content. It’s all part of the learning process.What if you could skip over the costly learning curve and jump directly into all the link-building lessons without committing all the mistakes? Would you like to know which mistakes can be easily avoided?Let’s go through a series of rookie mistakes most people make when getting started with content promotion as a tactic for building links.[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]The post Rookie link-building and content outreach mistakes you won’t make twice appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Rookie link-building and content outreach mistakes you won’t make twicelast_img read more