first_imgInter Milan target Luka Modric has hinted that he will likely be remaining at Real Madrid for the upcoming seasonThe Croatian playmaker has been a subject of strong interest for Inter this summer with head coach Luciano Spalleti recently confirming the rumours.Modric and his representatives have now held a meeting with Real president Florentino Perez to discuss his future plans.And the former Spanish politician has made it clear to the 32-year-old that he will be going nowhere due to Real having already lost Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.Now Modric has posted a message on Instagram on Thursday night that appears to indicate that he will be remaining with the Merengues.“It was a hard defeat but defeats do not belong to this team”, He wrote after Real’s UEFA Supercup defeat to Atletico Madrid.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We’ll have to work hard like we’ve always done. #HalaMadrid.”Modric was a second-half substitute in Real’s defeat to city rivals Atletico on Wednesday night.last_img read more


first_imgAlan Shearer has explained why Unai Emery’s substitutes were very effective during Arsenal’s derby victory against Tottenham Hotspur.Speaking on BBC’s Match of the Day programme on Sunday, Shearer was full of praise for how Emery used his options off the bench with two of those substitutes coming in on the stroke of half-time.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Arsenal with penalty kick only for Tottenham to turn things around courtesy of goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane.It was through the hard work of Emery’s substitutes that the Gunners regained control of the match, firstly through another Aubameyang goal that levelled the score at 2-2, before Lacazette and Lucas Torreira finished off the visitors.Shearer hailed Emery’s decision to take off Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the key reason why the Gunners saw off their North London rivals.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He did it brilliantly today,” he said, according to Football.London. “At half-time, Iwobi and Mkhitaryan were ineffective in the first half.”“He brought Ramsey and Lacazette on and what these two players did was make the pitch bigger, stretched Tottenham out and played Ramsey in the No. 10 role.”“They invited him to run in behind, get in between the centre-halves Juan Foyth and Jan Vertonghen, and he did that all the second half.”last_img read more


first_imgPaulo Dybala is fired up to enter the record books as the all-time top scorer in the history of the Supercoppa when Juventus confront AC Milan today.La Joya as he is fondly called has a knack of scoring in this occasion having found the net three times in Super Cup clashes.That puts him on a par with Samuel Eto’o of Inter, Alessandro Del Piero and Carlos Tevez of Juventus, as well as Milan hero Andriy Shevchenko.Dybala’s strike helped Juve to a 2-0 victory over Lazio in August 2015, and then netted a double in another meeting with Lazio in August 2017, despite losing the tie 3-2.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….However, the Argentine forward would be looking to go one better when they take on Gattuso’s Milan in Jeddah.Other players who have already found the net twice in the Supercoppa and may likely increase their tally are Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini and Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain.last_img read more


first_img TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Oct 2014 – A small determined group is positioned outside the new courthouse at the Myrtle Rigby Health Complex demanding justice… and calling for Helen Garlick to go home! The pre-trial is underway and defense attorney for Mike Misick is, according to The Weekly News, is boycotting the process.It is no secret Misick, former Premier wants trial with a jury. Garlick does not. Misick is recently called on Caricom to intervene.Three officers are stationed and keeping the peace. Related Items:Helen garlick, michael misick, protest, Sipt Recommended for you West end residents protest Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendettalast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Sept 2015 – Students at Oseta Jolly Primary school are thankful to RBC and AND Construction for a refurbishment project which has led to a new feel in the infant playground. Principal, Rachel Handfield explained that a clean-up campaign by RBC at the school was how money was raised to purchase playground equipment for the development of 108 four and five year olds. AND Construction installed the equipment, donating also materials for the job. Both companies and the Education Department, in Sarah Kennedy were on site for the handover this week.Cabinet determined that soon the Turks and Caicos will be plastic bag and Styrofoam free. A decision made in the meeting held this week and chaired by Governor Peter Beckingham takes the country another step closer to the eradication of plastics and foam; both are considered damaging to the environment. Recommended for you More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay Roll Out of EZ Pay in TCI today Related Items:ANd construction, governor peter beckingham, osetta jolly high school, playground, rachel handfield, rbc, royal bank of canadalast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 29, 2016 – Up to news production time there was still no government issued media release on the passing of former LegCo (Legislative Council) member, Aulden Smokey Smith.Smith died on Friday, while attending hospital in Jamaica and is a former House Representative for the island of Salt Cay. Related Items:last_img


first_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOAcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 23, 2017 – Robert Been Junior says he will run again in 2020, telling Magnetic Media on Saturday in a one on one interview that while he did not win, his team did.   “Well I know for a fact it has inspired a number of young people, I continue just about every day to get the congratulations, that you have done so well Robert or Bobby, and the words of encouragement are just so much, that people want to see me go back at it again, and I can say and confirm with you today that I’ll definitely be running in the 2020 election.”At 29 when the race began, young Provo businessman Robert Been Jr was a stunner in the 2016 General Elections falling just over 20 votes short of being the fifth all island member, garnering more voter support nationally than three former country leaders: Rufus Ewing, Michael Misick and Oswald Skippings.In nearby Bahamas, where the anniversary of the death of his great grandfather, the late Sir Milo Butler, who was the first Governor General in an Independent Bahamas is being remembered; Been is being hailed by his party leaders – Premier Sharlene Robinson and Deputy Premier, Sean Astwood – for his tenacity and sportsmanship, an example that the fire for politics of the people courses through his veins.  Been said he wants to be a part of change for the Youth.“I’m passionate about the youth of Turks and Caicos.   I really want to see the youths that are in the Turks and Caicos progress.   And as I said during the campaign trail, I have really felt that the youth of Turks and Caicos have been forgotten, and I must say to the youth of Turks and Caicos, I can ensure you that under  a PDM government you will not be forgotten.” #MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, August 31, 2017 – New York – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, was presented with the ‘Distinguished Leadership Award’ by the New York-based Jamaica Independence Foundation on Saturday, August 26.Also honoured by the Foundation were former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, who received the ‘Nation Builder Award’; and Jamaican-born basketball legend, Patrick Ewing, who was given the ‘Son of the Soil Legacy Award’.   The awards were presented at the Jamaica 55 Independence Grand Gala, held at the New York Hilton Hotel by the Foundation.Accepting the award, Prime Minister Holness paid tribute to fellow awardee, Mr. Seaga, whom he described as his personal hero and mentor.   He reminded the audience that Mr. Seaga was “one of the framers of the Jamaica Constitution, a father of the nation, a social engineer extraordinaire and a patriot”.“Jamaica is forever indebted to you and the countless contributions you have made to our country’s development,” the Prime Minister told Mr. Seaga.Turning to Mr. Ewing, the Prime Minister said he embodies the spirit of the Jamaican people, who have excelled in their endeavors.“Your stellar contributions to sports/basketball have further cemented Jamaica’s reputation as a sports powerhouse. We acknowledge your leadership in this area, and for your ambassadorship in showcasing the talent that is present in Jamaica,” the Prime Minister said.Proceeds from the gala will go towards Jamaica 55 Legacy Project – ‘Woman Inc.’, Jamaica’s women’s crisis centre, as well as the Garvey Elementary School in Bronx, New York, named in honour of Jamaica’s first National Hero, The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey.The Prime Minister commended the organizers for channeling the proceeds to the centre and the school, emphasizing that the Government will not relent in its efforts to get Marcus Garvey’s name cleared of criminal charges in the United States.Release: JISPhoto credit: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 3, 2017 – Nassau – The Minnis Administration will introduce a number of “ambitious social intervention and training programmes” to help transform the prospects and lives of those in gangs or those minded to criminal behaviour even as it remains tough on crime.“Those who are open to being helped will be helped. But those who decide on a life of crime, and who seek to do violence, will feel the full weight of the law,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Monday (October 30).“We must use every measure possible to reduce crime and to restore a more peaceful way of life for our people.”Delivering the keynote address at the Handover Ceremony of the Office of Commissioner of Police at Police Headquarters, East Street, Prime Minister Minnis said the fight against crime and corruption must be comprehensive and vigorous.Prime Minister Minnis said the “great challenge of criminal violence” facing The Bahamas is rooted in “a sad and sordid history.” The Prime Minister said his Administration will work towards restoring the productive values of Bahamian culture.“I intend to lead the fight by ensuring there is honesty in government; that there is fairness in contracting and that the corrupt are no longer able to use power to protect themselves from the law.“I do not accept that any group of Bahamians should have special protection.  We are a nation of laws. All Bahamians should follow those laws or face the consequences of their transgressions. We must fight crime and corruption at every level.   This includes criminal violence and those who would abuse their high office and engage in corrupt practices,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS)last_img read more


first_imgManchester United transfer target Milan Skriniar has broken his silence regarding talks over his future.The Inter Milan defender is reportedly a target for Manchester United and a host of other top clubs across Europe but he insists he’s only focused on playing for the Milan club.The Slovakia international is on the radar of United as Mourinho looks to reinforce his defensive options, and while the 23-year-old is flattered by the speculation, he is keeping his feet on the ground.“When some coach like Jose says that he is looking for a player like me or somebody else, it’s always nice, but I don’t know why these rumours continue,” he told ESPN FC.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’ve not said anything to anybody, just what you can see on the web.”“Even if Jose is one of the most famous, best, greatest coaches in the world, it’s not something I think of because I’m playing for Inter and am happy here at Inter.”“I’m happy in Milan, it’s a great city, even when my parents or friends come here, we have a look around and I’m happy here and relaxed here. When the results are going well too, it’s all even better.”last_img read more


first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac warned his side to give it 100% against Benfica tonight, despite only needing a point to qualify for the Champions League knockout stagesWhile things in the Bundesliga haven’t gone according to plan for Bayern this season, their form in Europe has been good.The Bavarians lead Group E with 10 points from four games and can book their last-16 spot by either defeating or drawing with Benfica tonight.But Kovac wants all three points with Bayern having failed to win their last two games.“We only need a point but we want to win,” Kovac told reporters on the club website.“We want to make it through to the next stage of the Champions League, and we want to do that tomorrow.”Kovac added: “I’m confident the boys will perform at their maximum level tomorrow.”The 47-year-old is well aware of Benfica’s circumstances with victory in Munich a must if they are to retain their own qualification hopes.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“We’re aware that Benfica have to win tomorrow to maintain a realistic chance of qualifying for the last 16,” said Kovac.Corentin Tolisso, James Rodriguez, Thiago Alcantara and Kingsley Coman are all sidelined for Bayern tonight with injuries.Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry is also doubtful after missing Bayern’s 3-3 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday with an adductor injury.“Unfortunately, injuries to important players have been a feature of our current situation,” admitted Kovac.“We’re weakened at the moment and we have to get by with what we’ve got.”He added: “We can win the game with the players we have – and I’m sure we will.”The Bayern-Benfica match will begin at 21:00 (CET) at the Allianz Arena.last_img read more


first_img Updated: 8:12 PM Sexually violent predator released by judge to Jacumba Hot Springs 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A judge Friday ordered the release of a sexually violent predator to a home in Jacumba Hot Springs where he’ll be closely supervised as part of a conditional release program.Alvin Ray Quarles will be sent back to Coalinga State Hospital if he violates any terms of his conditional release, said Superior Court Judge David Gill.After a trial in May, Gill found that Quarles was eligible for the conditional release program as the next step in his ongoing treatment.County Supervisor Dianne Jacob vehemently opposed Quarles’ placement in the East County’s backcountry, saying the area should not be a “dumping ground” for sexually violent predators.Quarles, 56, was dubbed the “Bolder-Than-Most” rapist because he attacked his victims at knifepoint, sometimes forcing the women’s husbands or boyfriends to watch.Quarles pleaded guilty in 1989 to committing more than a dozen sexual assaults in the mid-to-late 1980s and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.Prior to Quarles’ release from prison, the District Attorney’s Office filed a petition to have him civilly committed as a sexually violent predator.In 2014, Quarles was committed to the Department of State Hospitals to undergo sex offender treatment.In September 2016, Quarles petitioned the court to be granted release through the Conditional Release Program for sex offenders.Two months ago, the Department of State Hospitals proposed placing Quarles at a residence at 43050 Desert Rose Ranch Road, about four miles from the downtown area of Jacumba Hot Springs.More than 30 people showed up at a hearing Friday to oppose Quarles’ release.Among them was Mary Taylor, one of Quarles’ victims in 1988.Quarles told Taylor and her female roommate to do what he wanted or he would kill them both, Taylor told the court.“My life turned left that night,” Taylor said. “You just never think it’s going to be you. My life’s been haunted for 30 years.”In 2013, Taylor and other victims protested when Quarles petitioned to be released from the hospital. He eventually went back into treatment at Coalinga.Taylor said she was told that when Quarles was sentenced to 50 years in prison, “50 years meant 50 years.”Gill said he had confidence that Quarles would be properly monitored by Liberty Healthcare, the company contracted to run the conditional release program.The judge ordered Quarles to be placed in the Jacumba Hot Springs residence by Nov. 30.Hearing Continued: Ginger Jeffries, KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 12, 2018 If you are on a mobile device, click here.Part 1: Ginger Jeffries, KUSI Newsroom, If you are on a mobile device, click here.RELATED STORY: Hearing to decide placement of sexually violent predator Alvin Quarles October 12, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Alvin Quarles FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


first_img Ashlie Rodriguez 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Unified Board voted unanimously to ask Trustee Kevin Beiser to resign. They say he cannot properly help run San Diego’s largest school district and wrestle with a civil lawsuit, claiming sexual harassment and assault.Beiser maintains his innocence but hasn’t communicated with his constituents since the allegations came to light in March. The school he teaches at, Castle Park Middle in Chula Vista, says he’s been put on an indefinite leave of absence without pay.To actually remove Beiser parents would need to gather signatures from 15 percent of the estimated 586,000 registered voters in the school district. Parents have threatened to do just that but it’s not a quick fix. Updated: 3:09 PM April 22, 2019 Posted: April 22, 2019center_img San Diego Unified School Board voted unanimously for Trustee Beiser to resign, but will he? Ashlie Rodriguez, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


first_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They wake up in bushes, eat out of garbage cans and live a life on the edge of sickness. Knowing this, Father Joe’s Villages is going to be making house calls, on the street.“We go to the people, where they are,” says Doctor Jeffery Norris, Medical Director of Father Joe’s Villages.Right now, there are at least 8-thousand people living on the streets of San Diego. At least one in three is suffering from some kind of Chronic disease.“What this will accomplish is reaching the most in need, those who would not normally go to the doctor, those who need the care the most,” says Deacon Jim Varga of Father Joe’s Villages. Dan Plante, May 16, 2019center_img Updated: 6:42 PM Father Joe’s Villages’ new program brings health care to the homeless Posted: May 16, 2019last_img read more


first_imgIt can be hard to find a job these days — especially with a felony conviction on your record.That’s the position offenders in the Clark County work release program have found themselves in. The inmates, who are serving the last few months of their sentence, are tasked with finding work to help them build up savings and gain work experience to help them reenter society.It’s become even more difficult now, with high unemployment rates and experienced workers (many without criminal records) snatching up jobs they traditionally wouldn’t pursue in a better economy, said Chad Lewis, Department of Corrections spokesman.“It’s the unemployment story you don’t really think of,” Lewis said. “The reason we’re paying attention to it is because of public safety. Work release is predicated on them, of course, working.”The stakes can be high.Although there is no deadline for offenders to find work, they could be sent back to prison if their search takes too long. That never really came up in the past.A few years ago, people were able to find work in a few weeks, said Jason Dewey, one of two corrections officers who work with the local program.last_img read more


first_imgTrump this for a week of concentration, competition and camaraderie.Some 1,000 players from as far away as Hawaii and Alberta, Canada, were in Vancouver to match wits at the challenging game of contract bridge.They took up the whole ballroom at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.Lynda Hirst of Vancouver was scoring points toward her goal of being a Silver Life Master with the American Contract Bridge League.“I always say we’re playing for glory,” Hirst said. She is a retired prepress worker at a Portland print shop. Today, she is president of the Vancouver Bridge Club.And her passion takes her places.“My biggest win last year was 60 points in Las Vegas,” she said. “I go to about six tournaments a year.”What’s the draw?“It’s a challenge, You’re always learning,” she said. “You develop a large social circle. You can travel to places and find new friends,” she said.She was teaming up this week with players from Burlington, Portland and Valencia and San Jose, Calif.What happens to players new to bridge?“You’re overwhelmed, but you grow through many levels of skill,” Hirst said.John Ashton of Portland was running the week’s competition, called The Oregon Trail Regional. He knows about bridge, having been a professional tournament director for 36 years. He is retiring March 31.The regional competition ended Sunday.“It’s a mental game,” Ashton said. “I was hopeless at sports but I am very good at bridge.”In fact, he is a Gold Life Master, which takes 5,000 points. The highest rank is Grand Master, which takes 10,000 points and a national championship.last_img read more


first_img When Woodland resident Bailey Martin was pregnant with identical twin boys, her doctor hoped she would make it to 36 weeks but her body had other ideas.At 29 weeks and six days, on Oct. 16, 2010, Martin had an emergency Caesarean section at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.Her son Ryder weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces; Foster weighed 2 pounds, 8 ounces.The preemies spent eight weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit. Martin was with them from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; her husband would visit the twins after work. Martin said she would watch DVDs, change diapers, take temperatures and pump her breast milk every three hours.On Saturday, Martin returned to Legacy Salmon Creek with her twins, now two healthy toddlers, for an NICU family reunion attended by more than 300 people.She recalled spending a few nights in the NICU, but nurses encouraged her to go home and rest.“They said, ‘If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of them,’” Martin said. It was difficult to leave the twins behind, but she realized the nurses were right. Nurses offered other invaluable advice to the new mother, as well.“They quit becoming your nurses and they become your friends,” said Martin, who also developed friendships with other mothers.While doctors were uncertain how well her sons would fare, for the most part they thrived in the NICU. They were in separate incubators for the first few days, then slept together in a crib. They were allowed to go home when they could control their body temperature on their own, their lungs were developed enough so their breathing was stable and they could eat by either breast or bottle and no longer needed a tube. Nicole Tiffany shows her son Gavin, 13 months, his 5-day-old sister Emma inside the neonatal intensive care unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center on Saturday. Gavin was also born premature and spent time in the NICU like his sister who was born about five weeks early.last_img read more


first_imgWESTPORT — The tall ship Lady Washington ran aground Thursday night at the entrance to the Westport Marina.KXRO reports it was refloated and is sailing to Port Angeles Friday for a hull inspection. If it passes inspection it’s scheduled to leave Sunday for Half Moon Bay, Calif.The 112-foot sailing ship is a full-scale reproduction of the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America in 1788.The Lady Washington and another tall ship, the Hawaiian Chieftain, are operated by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority for exhibitions and educational trips and tours.last_img read more


first_imgEINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses. Flags at half-staff flapped in the wind.The carefully choreographed, nearly silent ceremony contrasted sharply with the boom of shells and shattered glass around eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels fought Wednesday to hang onto territory — and shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets. The bold new attack showed they are not shying away from shooting at the skies despite international outrage and grief at the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.Even though they are still unidentified, the corpses that arrived in Eindhoven were embraced by a nation unmoored by the loss of so many people caught in someone else’s faraway war.Boys going to visit their grandparents, a flight attendant in a hurry to get home, a bouncer heading to see his sweetheart were among the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, whose downing last week has intensified anger at the pro-Russian rebels suspected of bringing the plane down.Nearly a week later, international investigators still don’t have unfettered access to the area, some remains are unrecovered, and armed men roam, defying their government.last_img read more


first_imgAUSTIN, Texas — Long depicted as the rootin’-tootin’ capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights.“If open carry is good enough for Massachusetts, it’s good enough for the state of Texas,” Abbott said the day after his election last month.And if Texas, which allows concealed handguns, embraces open carry — rolling back a 140-year ban — it would be the largest state to have done so.Open carry drew wide support in the 2014 statewide election, and at least six bills have already been filed for the upcoming session, which starts in January. Abbott has already pledged to sign one into law if sent to his desk.Coni Ross, a 63-year-old rancher in Blanco, carries a handgun in her purse for personal protection and said she’d like the option to carry it openly on her belt if she could. She already does when she’s on her ranch and feels comfortable with her gun by her side.last_img read more