Vardy accepts FA charge

first_img Former BPL player wins appeal LONDON (AP): A British court overturned the rape conviction of former Premier League player Ched Evans yesterday and ordered a new trial. Evans, a former Sheffield United and Wales striker, was in the packed London courtroom with his girlfriend when the verdict was read out by the Court of Appeal. Evans was convicted in April 2012 of raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel in Rhyl, north Wales. He was released from prison last year after serving half of his five-year sentence. The 27-year-old Evans had always maintained his innocence and took his case to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Hodgson backs Vardy LONDON (AP): England coach Roy Hodgson backed Jamie Vardy on Wednesday, saying the Leicester striker did not dive in the incident that led to him being sent off last weekend and sympathising with his angry response to the referee. Hodgson’s employer, the English Football Association, charged Vardy with improper conduct over his reaction to the red card in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham. “I don’t see that as a dive,” Hodgson said. “I think he was unbalanced. I don’t think it was a penalty either, I think he was unbalanced, running at that speed. “I think there was a very slight sort of contact with the defender, who was trying to cover.” Vardy confronted referee Jon Moss, jabbing a finger at the match official while appearing to express his anger at receiving his first red card of the season. “I sympathise with him, I think he was very, very unlucky,” Hodgson said. “But now he has had to swallow the fact that he has been made to leave the field and then, unfortunately, he has reacted like sometimes human beings react. “He hasn’t just said to the ref, ‘Thanks very much, I understand’ and shakes hands and ‘Have a good game’. He has called him a few names, but he is a human being and that can happen.” Vardy seems certain to be in Hodgson’s plans for the European Championship in June and July after leading Leicester’s stunning pursuit of a first-ever top flight title. LEICESTER, England (AP): Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has accepted an English Football Association improper conduct charge over his reaction to being sent off against West Ham. Vardy’s standard one-match ban could now be lengthened, potentially hitting Leicester’s bid for a first Premier League title. The team is five points ahead of Tottenham with four games remaining. Vardy tangled with Angelo Ogbonna before going down in the penalty area early in the second half on Sunday. Vardy angrily confronted referee Jon Moss after receiving his first red card of the season. At the time, Leicester were leading through Vardy’s 22nd goal of the season and went on to draw 2-2. Leicester also tweeted that it accepted an FA charge of failing to control its players after West Ham was awarded a late penalty.last_img read more

Men arrested for cocaine and marijuana in Freeport

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Grand Bahama – November 27, 2017 – An American man was arrested on American Thanksgiving day after he was found with cocaine at Freeport Harbour.  The man reportedly had 1.1lbs of the illicit drug in his possession, the cocaine is said to be with a street value of $11,500.A day later, a Bahamian man was arrested by Grand Bahama Police in a separate incident at the Western Air airport terminal, said to be with seven pounds of marijuana, a value of $7,000.The 31 year old was said to have had the drugs hidden in his luggage and it was ‘intel’ which led officers to search the man last week Friday.last_img read more

State Department Gets Shelter Mag Makeover

first_imgThe Magazine Publishers of America announced today that the U.S. State Department has enlisted the magazine industry to help decorate 17 rooms for the holiday season at the U.S. State Department buildings in Washington, D.C. An early gift for the remaining shelter titles, the “Magazine Holiday Design Showcase” is planned as an annual event and “part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the furnishingsand art in both the Blair House and the State Department,” according to the release. Of course, shelter titles are no strangers to designing show rooms. Over the past few years, publishers like Hachette and Hearst, among others, have launched initiatives pairing their shelter titles with various kinds of room design.As part of the showcase, each magazine will be assigned one or more historic State Department rooms [pictured]—Diplomatic Reception rooms in the Harry S. Truman building or receiving rooms in the Blair House, the President’s guest house for foreign dignitaries—and are scheduled to unveil the final designs on December 7.Among the 17 rooms undergoing a mass magazine makeover, The Blair House Back Room will bedecorated by Better Homes and Gardens with a nine-foot Christmas tree covered in coral-colored ornaments, while Mother Earth News and Natural Home will execute a non-traditional Adams Room design at the State Department with growers from across the country providing rare varieties of heirloom grains, apples and other foods.The magazines are funding the makeovers themselves. Polskin told FOLIO: that each magazine would determine its budget for this project and only put in “what they feel comfortable spending.” Participating titles, including Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, Natural Home, This Old House and Traditional Home, are racing against the clock to complete these rooms from start to finish in only a few weeks. “This [the partnership] hit our radar screens earlier this month [November], so it’s been a rush,” MPA senior vice president of communications & events Howard Polskin told FOLIO:.last_img read more

VIT to offer skill development courses in Indian languages

first_imgVellore: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) recently signed a MoU to offer skill development courses in local Indian languages.The MoU was signed and exchanged by Dr Sathiyanarayanan, Registrar, VIT, and Natarajan Authorized Regional Coordinator, C-DAC GIST PACE, in the presence of Dr Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, VIT; Dr Aswani Kumar Cherukuri, Dean, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) and faculty members. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of this MoU, C-DAC Pune will provide necessary software and course materials in Indian languages to VIT for offering courses such as office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation among others. Speaking about the new association, Natarajan said, “This program will benefit heterogeneous section of society to get hands-on experience in computing for career development / self-employment opportunity. This Program is likely to cover candidates with no academic education and few programs are open to all. Candidates who know their Mother tongue can confidently learn and earn through the various courses offered by this undertaking.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe courses include office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation. Besides, hardware and networking, digital marketing are also a part of this new initiative. The 10th class and above candidates can do certificate programmes, +2 and above candidates will be offered diploma programmes to get employment opportunity. The Programme is targeted towards skilling the youth in and around Vellore as a livelihood mission who will benefit by undergoing these courses.last_img read more