Man charged with assaulting, choking wife By admin – May 23, 2018 Bryan Indalecio Casas-Islas Police charged a man Sunday after he reportedly began choking his wife and pushed her head against the wall.Officers were called about a domestic disturbance around 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of W. 15th St., where they made contact with the 25-year-old victim and her husband, 23-year-old Bryan Indalecio Casas-Islas, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.Casas-Islas reportedly grabbed his wife by the neck and threw her on the bed after an argument, the release detailed. He then pushed her against the wall before grabbing her by the neck and throwing her onto the bed again, and then choked his wife to the point of not breathing and pushed her head against the wall.Police charged Casas-Islas with assault by strangulation, a third-degree felony.Jail records show the suspect was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and released Monday on a $50,000 bond. Facebook Local NewsCrime Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOncor warns against scammersNext articleOPD: Woman assaulted ex-boyfriend with cross admin Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp
Google+ An area just off Letterkenny’s Lower Main Street remains sealed off this morning following the discovery of a body last evening.The body, believed to be that of a man in his 30s, was found at about 5pm, in an alleyway beside Riverside View.A technical examination of the scene is continuing, and the man’s body has been removed to Letterkenny Universty Hosipital.A post mortem expected to be held today will determine the direction of the investigation. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – January 27, 2020 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest PM to take place on body found in Letterkenny WhatsApp Previous articleINTO to quiz Donegal candidates on commitment to educationNext articleDerry security alert declared a hoax News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Southern Utah University men’s tennis announced the signing of Elon transfer Salvador Mijares Friday.SUU men’s tennis head coach Sadhaf Pucher confirmed he was pleased with the signing saying [Mijares] “has impressive results across his profile.”Mijares, a product from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, will be a senior for the Thunderbirds and last year, in his junior campaign, he went 8-8 in singles play for the Phoenix of the Colonial Athletic League.For the Phoenix, he regularly played in the #4 spot for singles and #2 for doubles (in doubles, he and his partner, Neal Port, went 11-5).Elon was a top 75 program in Division I last season while he and Port, in the preseason, were ranked as the #42 duo nationally.While with the Phoenix, Mijares also earned 2017 Second-team All-CAA honors for both singles and doubles and was a part of the CAA doubles team of the week.He was also successful in Intercollegiate Tennis Association regionals as he reached the quarterfinals in doubles and vanquished a solid North Carolina Tar Heels squad in the round of 16. June 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Tennis Announces Signing of Salvador Mijares Tags: CAA/Elon Phoenix/Sadhaf Pucher/Salvador Mijares/SUU Men’s Tennis/Venezuela Brad James
Mike Nicholson, Head of Admissions for the University of Oxford, has criticised the government’s proposed A-level reform scheme in a speech at a conference in LondonUnder these government plans, all A-levels will be sat in a linear fashion, with AS levels remaining a stand-alone qualification. Nicholson believes such changes will hinder people from disadvantaged backgrounds in applying to and getting into Oxford.In his speech, Nicholson, described the changes as, “another great example of the Government’s tendency to meddle in things they should probably really leave alone.” He highlighted how there was concern from both the secondary and higher education sectors about how reforms to GCSEs and A-levels occurring at the same time could have “tragic consequences” for widening access to Oxford. Improving access is something he has very much supported since joining Oxford.He told the forum A-level change was not a necessity due to “limited evidence” supporting it. Commenting on the linearization of A-levels and access efforts, he said, “the loss of AS levels will have tragic consequences for widening participation and access to university. AS levels are excellent because they give students a very clear indication of what they are capable of achieving. The real danger is students will plough on believing that they may not be capable of applying to a highly selective course – but equally (others) believing that they are capable of applying to a highly selective and competitive course.”In a more recent development, Education Minister Liz Truss has responded to the speech by writing an open letter to Oxford University, in which she defends the government’s changes from an academic and access perspective. She commented that the plans were “encouraging core academic subjects”, reversing the Curriculum 2000 changes, and went on to say, “We’re making changes not because we feel like it – but because qualifications have gradually eroded in value, debased by endless modules, resits and ever-rising pass rates.”These changes had seen the integration of AS into A-levels, and resulted in less students choosing to study what are traditionally considered to be more academic subjects. For example, following the changes the number of students studying maths dropped by twenty percent in a single year. Truss praised the government for increasing language entry significantly, and asked whether students doing chemistry, history and languages – the most valuable and respected subjects according to her – were to be frowned upon. She claimed that the plans enhanced the prospects of those from lower incomes by giving them the option to study more academic subjects.However, many sources support the view as put forward by Nicholson and the University of Oxford. The university’s official position is that, “Along with other universities, we have expressed concerns about the impact of removing AS levels in the consultations on proposed qualifications reforms in England.”Rachel Pickering, OUSU Vice-President for Access and Academic Affairs, very much agrees. She said, “We still don’t know what the impact of the £9K fee has been on undergraduate access, let alone what effect scrapping AS levels could have on participation in higher education from disadvantaged groups. “I agree with Mike Nicholson that recent government plans to reform A-levels – making them linear and leaving AS Levels a stand-alone qualification – could have tragic consequences for widening participation efforts.“AS Levels allow students a clear indication of what they then can achieve at A-level, helping them to make an informed choice as they apply to higher education institutions and aiding progression of those from disadvantaged backgrounds to higher education.”Stephen Purkess, a first year Oxford student, agreed, commenting that his AS grades were what motivated him to consider Oxford.However, another first year student claimed that changes wouldn’t have affected their decision to apply, and believed the changes would increase the number applying to Oxford as many students are disappointed with their AS level results and therefore didn’t apply.
By Donald WittkowskiThe Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word fanatic as someone “marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion.”Although there is no listing in the same dictionary for the word fin-atic, we feel pretty safe in telling you that it is someone marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion – to fishing.“Fin-Atics,” you see, is the clever name that Bill Wiggins dreamed up for the fishing and tackle shop he was planning to open up in Ocean City while he was still studying business as a student at the University of New Hampshire.Just a few weeks before he graduated in May 1991, the store opened its doors under the ownership of the then-21-year-old Wiggins. His father, Bill Wiggins III, helped to finance the venture.Twenty-six years later, Fin-Atics is still serving Ocean City’s fishing fanatics from its location at 1325 West Ave. It is the city’s largest bait and tackle shop, but added a line of kayaks about 10 years ago to expand its appeal to younger, outdoor-minded customers.“Around the time the economic recovery started, I started to think and saw the writing on the wall. I had to diversify from being a pure fishing store,” the 47-year-old Wiggins explained.Wiggins added kayaks to the store’s product line about 10 years ago to appeal to younger customers.Wiggins pointed out that the local fishing business has changed since the recession of 2008-2009. There once were five fishing stores in Ocean City, but now there are three. Summer tourists now represent Fin-Atics’ largest customer base, not the year-round residents who once served as the store’s primary market, Wiggins said.People who fish often fall into an older demographic, so by adding kayaks to the store’s product line, Fin-Atics is now expanding its reach to younger customers to help it grow its business, Wiggins said.Hobie kayaks are the store’s main line, but it also sells other brands. By getting into the kayak business, Fin-Atics was able to capitalize on the growing popularity of kayak fishing in both fresh and salt water.“The trend started about 10 years ago, but has really gotten strong in the last five years,” Wiggins said.Fishing and tackle, though, remain the store’s primary focus. Walk through the doors and you’re immediately greeted by hundreds of fishing rods standing tall in the middle of the store. In all, the shop has about 250 to 300 rods and the same number of reels, Wiggins said.Wiggins, left, helps out customer Matt Thornton, of Havertown, Pa., with a fishing rod.The store also carries plenty of line, lures, live bait, clothing and accessories to give any fisherman or woman all they need for their next trip out on the ocean, bay, river, lake or pond.It was on the tiny ponds of Yardley, Pa., where he grew up, that Wiggins first learned to fish with his father. His dad, now 69 years old, still lives in Yardley, but has a summer home in Ocean City.When his father bought a boat, the two began fishing in the ocean. Wiggins still remembers the first ocean fish he caught – a bluefish – when he was around 8 or 9 years old.Wiggins and his staff, all experienced in the art of fishing, relish sharing what they have learned over the years with their customers. Ed Bronstein, an original partner in the business, still works in the store a few days a week. One employee, John Grzymko, has been working in the shop since 1992, Wiggins noted.“The end goal is for someone to catch something,” Wiggins said of the fishing tips given to customers. “We try to make it as easy as possible so they’re not fumbling.”Fin-Atics has been a fixture at 1325 West Ave. since 1991.You would think all someone needs to do – in a town surrounded by the ocean and bays – would be to drop a line in the water and wait for the fish to jump on. But there are certain secrets about the best places to fish, the best times and the best baits. That’s where the advice from the Fin-Atics staff can really help the customers, Wiggins stressed.“I would not call Ocean City the mecca of fishing in the state. But the fishing is good or even great in the back bays. It can be good in the surf, too,” he said.Calls to the store’s number at (609) 398-2248 give customers the option of listening to a detailed fishing report for the ocean and surrounding bays, including the types of fish that are biting, where they can be found and which baits to use. Fin-Atics owner Bill Wiggins holds one of the approximately 300 fishing rods sold by the store.
WhatsApp Bill to place cap on efforts to defund the police being considered (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) Defund the police. It was a phrase shouted across the country and right here in Indiana in 2020, but now it’s on the table of state lawmakers.State Senator Mike Bohacek has authored Senate Bill 42, which would prevent public safety budget cuts of more than 5-percent in the middle of the year. Senator Bohacek tells WISH-TV that his bill has some support from local Hoosier communities.“There’s support for this,” Senator Bohacek tells WISH-TV, “I think people just want to feel secure and they want to know that certain things are not going to go away.”In addition to protecting police budgets in the present, the bill would also protect police budgets in the future. The bill states that as long as revenue is flat or improving, local municipalities would not be allowed to cut more than 5-percent from their local police budget in the future.Bohacek says the bill is a means of protecting lawmakers from being pressured into doing something they may not want to do. He tells WISH-TV, “We’re acting deliberatively and that we don’t have elected officials that are feeling bullied into doing these things. It’s just good policy. We’re just providing some guardrails for them.”Senate Bill 42 is still in committee, with a few proposed amendments. It’s expected to come back up for discussion next week.Senator Bohacek says even though police budget cuts have not been an issue across the state, it’s something that has to be addressed.“Has it happened statewide? No,” Bohacek tells WISH-TV. “But let’s be really honest. There’s been a quite a bit of talk and when you spray-paint defund the police on the building and sidewalk, it’s going to get some action. We just need to make sure our citizens feel it’s not something that’s going to be brought into the conversation.” Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleGoshen couple fined over $1 Million for tax crimesNext articleIndiana Senate approved lawsuit-proof COVID bill Network Indiana IndianaLocalNews Twitter By Network Indiana – January 30, 2021 1 305 Google+ Pinterest Facebook
Hobbs House, the Cotswolds-based artisan baker, is set to open a fourth shop in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.Due to be opened on 28 January, the shop takes over an existing site from Hall’s bakery and will employ four staff for the moment.It will sell a range of cakes baked on-site and bread will be supplied from Hobbs House’s original Chipping Sodbury bakery.Anna Herbert, marketing manager at Hobbs House, said: “We’ve got three shops in local market towns and it is good to add a new one.“It has been a bakery for a really, really long time and we would like to keep it going.”expand into WiltshireShe added that it was good to expand into Wiltshire, as the other stores are in Gloucestershire, but said there were no new openings on the horizon. Efforts would instead be directed this year towards developing new breads for the bakery.Last March, Hobbs House closed its six-year-old store in Cirencester, blaming a lack of footfall in the area.Herbert said: “We tried lots of different things but it did not work out for us.”Hobbs House is run by brothers Tom and Henry Herbert, aka TV cooks the Fabulous Baker Brothers. Although no new television shows are planned at the moment, they produced several baking and cooking videos on the Hobbs House YouTube channel and Anna Herbert said they would be looking to make more this year.
The world was shocked when A Tribe Called Quest announced that they would return with a new album after an eighteen-year lay-off. The album was conceived when the group reunited in 2014, and it was no surprise to see it released just three days after the Presidential election. Race and social injustice are main themes of the new album, addressed with the lyrical eloquence for which ATCQ is known.In support of this new album, and its message, A Tribe Called Quest will make an appearance in New York City this Friday as the guests of hip-hop journalist Elliot Wilson for the CRWN interview series. The event will feature a long conversation with members that we expect to stimulate socially conscious dialogues amongst the hip-hop leaders. The newly announced event will take place at New York City’s Webster Hall this Friday, November 18, in the Marlin Room. The event sold out in minutes, but will most likely be recorded like most other of Wilson’s “CRWN” interviews.The group have only reunited once since the release of their new record on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. They performed two songs from the new album, “We The People….” and “The Space Program.” Watch the new track’s only live performance below:This morning, they shared a trailer for the upcoming music video for this song. Peep this: