The History of Rugby in the Olympic Games and looking towards Rio 2016

first_imgFriday Aug 10, 2012 The History of Rugby in the Olympic Games and looking towards Rio 2016 In four years time rugby returns to the biggest sporting event on the planet as it will be back in the Olympics for the first time in almost 100 years. Today we look back on the history of rugby at the Olympics, and forward to Rio de Janeiro. Brazil will host the 2016 summer Olympics, which marks a return for the sport of rugby, albeit in the form of 7’s. It won’t be the first time rugby is included in the Games however, as 15’s was a regular occurence in the early years, with four of the first seven Olympic Games featuring rugby.Who took part? In 1900 there were only three countries; France, Germany, and Great Britain. Moseley Wanderers RFC from England represented the latter, while the Frankfurt Club represented Germany.France won Gold, beating Great Britain 27-8 and beating Germany 27-18.Eight years later in 1908 France and Great Britain (this time including Ireland) entered teams, while a third from Australasia took part, comprising mainly of a touring Wallaby side. France pulled out, so the only game was between the Australians and Great Britain, represented by Cornwall.The Australian side won easily 32-3, but later were displeased with the turnout, stating that they had actually hoped to ‘conquer or be conquered by the best teams in the world’.In 1920 there were only two teams again, the USA – comprised of a group of Californian students – and France. The USA won 8-0. One of the USA members, Charles Paddock, took home two other medals as he came second in the 100m dash and also won with the 4x100m relay.The last time we were to see rugby in the Olympics was in 1924 in Paris, where hosts France, newcomers Romania, and defending champions the USA, all battled it out.France were reportedly over confident after thrashing Romania, and were upset by the American side, who scored five tries to win 17-3. Back then, a try counted as 3 points.ExclusionPierre De Coubertin, the driving force behind rugby’s inclusion and the founder of the International Olympic Committee, stepped down in 1925 which, along with so few teams showing interest, led to the exclusion of rugby in the Olympics.There was however an exhibition tournament at the 1936 games in Berlin, which France won, making them the last winner of a rugby match at the Olympic Games.Rugby returnsThere has been a strong drive to get rugby back for some time now, and thanks to IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset, IOC President Jacques Rogge (a former rugby player), and many other factors all coming together, rugby received a yes vote on 9 October 2009.It will appear in the 2016 games in Rio, following a similar format to how the IRB Sevens World Series is run, with both men and women taking part in seperate competitions. The next Games may feel like a long way away, but we have a very exciting few years ahead.The video below, from the IRB, looks forward to rugby returning for the 2016 OlympicsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

DiscountVouchers.co.uk uses Facebook to raise funds for Sport Relief

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Digital Facebook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 March 2010 | News DiscountVouchers.co.uk uses Facebook to raise funds for Sport Relief Money-saving website discountvouchers.co.uk last week launched a Facebook campaign to help raise funds for Sport Relief, with the company offering to donate 10p for every new Facebook fan signed up by midnight on 21 March 2010, up to a maximum of £50,000.By becoming a fan of the company’s Facebook page, people can receive news on the latest money-saving offers from companies such as lastminute.com, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sky, Argos, and First Choice.Simon Terry, Managing Director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, said: “Becoming a Facebook fan now has a double incentive, with anyone registered being amongst the first to receive news of the latest money-saving offers, plus up until midnight on Sunday, registering ensures that we will donate even more money to Sport Relief.”Today the company’s Facebook page had 1,754 fans and the company said it would announce the total raised soon.www.facebook.com/discvisc  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

GOSH cookery book is reprinted for third time

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Trading GOSH cookery book is reprinted for third time A book about cooking and hospitality, sold in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and The Starlight Children’s Foundation, has sold so many copies that its is being reprinted for the third time.‘A Life in Food, a personal perspective on cooking and hospitality by the pioneer of boutique hotels’, was written by Bea Tollman, the Founder and President of Red Carnation Hotels. It has sold nearly 8,000 copies so far. The full selling price is being donated to the charities, in particular to benefit patients with kidney conditions.The illustrated account of Tollman’s 50 year career is part cookery book, part autobiography.Bea Tollman said: “Over the years, many people have asked me how I learned to cook, and where my journey with both fine dining and comfort food began. A Life in Food is the result. I hope it brings to others a little of the pleasure which cooking has given me all my life.”A Life in Food sells for £25. Howard Lake | 29 August 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

City Will Spend Will Spend Millions to Trim Trees Clear of Power Lines

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff The City Council on Monday approved a three-item consent calendar, including a maximum $15.7 million contract to provide power line clearance tree trimming services for the city’s Water and Power Department.The vote clears the way for City Manager Steve Mermell to enter into a contract with Utility Tree Service for an initial period not to exceed three years, or until $9,432,000 has been expended, whichever occurs first; with two optional one-year extensions, each not to exceed $3,144,000.The California Public Utilities Commission’s General Order 95 requires power utilities to trim trees that are in close proximity to overhead power distribution lines.Pasadena Water and Power trims an average of 7,800 trees annually that are in close proximity to energized electrical lines.As part of the agreement, the city accepted a letter from Pasadena-based Flintridge Tree Care, Inc. rescinding its bid to provide power line clearance tree trimming services for the city utility. The Pasadena company bid $2,680,284 to perform the work. San Diego-based Utility Tree Service came in second place. Two additional companies each placed higher bids to perform the work.The City Council also voted to enter into a $368,000 contract with Transcore to provide adaptive traffic control services as part of the adaptive traffic control network included in Phase II of the Metro grant-funded project.Under Phase II of the Adaptive Traffic Control Network, the expansion of traffic control operations provides for an additional 31 signalized intersections citywide.Adaptive traffic control operations will be placed at:• Foothill Boulevard, from Sierra Madre Boulevard to Michillinda Avenue• Lake Avenue, from Orange Grove Boulevard to San Pascual Street• Del Mar Boulevard, from St. John Avenue to Lake Avenue• California Boulevard, from St. John Avenue to Lake AvenueThe council also voted to allow the city manager to enter into a $230,000 contract with Ellis Equipment for TSleds and K-Rails.An additional $35,000 will be appropriated from the General Fund operating reserve for on-street dining to the Department of Transportation.K-Rails are temporary concrete barriers that are used for perimeter protection, prohibiting access and defining walkways. The barriers are being used to protect outdoor dining areas along Colorado Boulevard in Playhouse Village and Old Pasadena.The city has paid $151,000 for rentals of K-rails and TLS2 SLEDs and will pay an additional $110,000 to rent the barriers until June.The council passed all of the items with one vote. No items were pulled for further consideration. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Government City Will Spend Will Spend Millions to Trim Trees Clear of Power Lines STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 8, 2021 | 5:58 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

Highland Radio retains position as most listened to station

first_img By News Highland – February 17, 2011 Highland Radio retains position as most listened to station The latest TNS/ MRBI listenership figures show that Highland Radio continues to be the most listened to local radio station in Ireland.Of those that listen to  Radio on weekdays, 67% choose Highland Radio – that is 9% higher than the second most listened to local radio station in Ireland.Highland Radio also has the Highest market share in Ireland at the weekend, around 10% higher than the second placed local radio station Twitter Newsx Adverts Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Previous articleListen back to Highland Radio’s 2nd Donegal NE election debateNext articleLetterkenny Chamber to host election debate News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+last_img read more

‘Beneficiaries Of State Largesse’ : Karnataka High Court Holds Bangalore Turf Club, Mysore Race Club As Public Authorities Under RTI Act

first_imgNews Updates’Beneficiaries Of State Largesse’ : Karnataka High Court Holds Bangalore Turf Club, Mysore Race Club As Public Authorities Under RTI Act Mustafa Plumber16 Jan 2021 10:21 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has held that Bangalore Turf Club Limited, Mysore Race Club Limited, The Institution Of Engineer (India) Karnataka State and Ladies Club, are all ‘public authority’ as defined under the Right to Information Act, 2005. A single bench of Justice P.B. Bajanthri, while refusing to interfere with the order passed by the Karnataka Information Commission against…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has held that Bangalore Turf Club Limited, Mysore Race Club Limited, The Institution Of Engineer (India) Karnataka State and Ladies Club, are all ‘public authority’ as defined under the Right to Information Act, 2005. A single bench of Justice P.B. Bajanthri, while refusing to interfere with the order passed by the Karnataka Information Commission against the companies said “In the present case, State Largesse has been extended to the petitioners under lease deeds. Therefore, they are holding lease lands on behalf of the people and are accountable to the people. If these material information is taken into consideration, one has to draw inference that petitioners do fall under the definition of ‘public authority’ under Act, 2005.” The companies had challenged the orders passed in the year 2013 and 2015 by the KIC on the petitions filed by DR. Kodur Venkatesh and Umapathi.S. Petitioners Argued: Senior Advocate S.S. Nagananda appearing for BTCL would not qualify as ‘public authority’ within the meaning of Section 2(h) of Act, 2005. State Government does not have any kind of say in the functioning of petitioner-company.” He relied on the Memorandum and Articles of Association of BTCL and pointed out that BTCL is registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956). In the Memorandum of Association of BTCL, clause 31 relates to the ‘Committee’; clause 32.a) stipulates that three Stewards and one Committee Member shall be nominated in each financial year by the Government of Karnataka. In view of these facts and circumstances, petitioner does not fit into the ingredients stated under Section 2(h) to identify BTCL as a ‘public authority’. While Counsel Kamalacharan S R appearing for MRCL submitted that as defined under Section 2(20) of the Companies Act, 2013, petitioner-MRCL is a “Company” and Section 2(27) relates to “Control” that is required to be taken into consideration for the purpose of determining whether petitioner/MRCL would fall under the definition of ‘public authority’ or not, since the State Government has no control over the MRCL. Consequently, the ingredients under Section 2(h) of Act, 2005 has not been addressed by the KIC, in its order dated 16.09.2013. State Information Commissioner opposed the petition: Opposing the petitions counsel G B Sharath Gowda appearing for the information commission pointed that there is no infirmity in the order of the KIC. He relied on the Apex Court decision in the case of D.A.V. COLLEGE TRUST AND MANAGEMENT SOCIETY AND OTHERS vs DIRECTOR OFPUBLIC INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHERS, to determine that petitioners – BTCL would fall under the definition of ‘public authority’. The court has in the case interpreted Section 2(h) – ‘public authority’ by taking into consideration that ‘body owned, controlled or substantially financed’; non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government. Gowda said “In the present case, KIC in its order of 2015 has taken note of the fact that the Government gave concession to the BTCL while leasing the landed property at para.10. Petitioner was put into lease of the Government land at concessional rate and not with reference to market rate. In fact, Comptroller and Auditor General of India (hereinafter referred to as ‘CAG’ for short) had raised certain objections in giving concession to the petitioner/BTCL which was also taken note of by the KIC. The court said: Justice Bajantari examined the lease agreements of BTCL and MRCL and said “Perusal of the aforesaid information, it is evident that petitioners have availed concession of lease amount. If one takes note of the market value as on the date of various lease deeds, it is evident that a larger chunk of monetary gains has favoured the petitioners from the State Largesse.” It added “Each of the petitioners are beneficiaries of State Largesse at a concessional rate as is evident from the records and findings given by the KIC in its orders.” The court rejected the contention of the petitioners that there is no participation on behalf of the Government in respect of running the petitioners company/organization. To which the court referring to the Articles of Association of the company said “If there is no Government control, then what made the petitioners to appoint Stewards from the Government of Karnataka, is not forthcoming from the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the petitioners.” Relying on the judgment in the case of DAV, the court said “No-doubt each of the petitioners were not controlled by the Government of Karnataka in any manner. At the same time Section 2(h) of Act, 2005 are to be read independently from Section 2(h)(a) to (d)and (i) and (ii). If part of (d) and (i) and (ii) ingredients are taken into consideration, petitioners would fall under the definition of ‘public authority’, since, monetarily each of the petitioners were beneficiary as their lease deeds revealed that they have been given substantial financial aid/concession.” The court also noted that non-government organizations who benefited directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government would fall under ”public authority” under Section 2(h) of Act, 2005. Since substantial financing can be both direct or indirect. To give an example, if a land in a city is given free of cost or on heavy discount to hospitals, educational institutions or such other body like a sports club, this in itself could be substantial financing. The court opined that the value of the land will have to be evaluated not only on the date of allotment but even on the date when the question arises as to whether the said body or NGO is substantially financed. It said “Information reveals that respective petitioners have been provided lease land at throw away price as is evident from the aforesaid amount in crores. BTCL – petitioner was given concession of Rs.524.70 crores and MRCL was given Rs.105.88 crores, instead of Rs.525.62 crores and Rs.105.96 crores. If the market value of the land is taken on a particular date, in that event huge indirect financial aid has been provided by the State to the petitioners.” It concluded by saying “In view of the above analysis of factual aspects of the matter and dictum of law, petitioners have not made out a case so as to interfere with the impugned KIC orders.” Case Details: Case Title: BANGALORE TURF CLUB LIMITED And STATE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER. Case No: WRIT PETITION NO.18449/2015 Date of Order: 13TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2021 Coram: JUSTICE P.B. BAJANTHRI Appearance: Senior Advocate S.S. NAGANANDA, a/w SRIRANGA S., JUST LAW, FOR PETITIONER. Advocate KAMALACHARAN S.R. & Advocate PRADEEP SAWKAR for petitioners. Advocate G.B. SHARATH GOWDA FOR R1 S. UMAPATHI party in person.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai seize suspected cannabis during search of house in Letterkenny

first_img Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Gardai seize suspected cannabis during search of house in Letterkenny By News Highland – May 14, 2018 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter A man in his 20s was arrested and detained at Letterkenny Garda Station on Friday last following the search of a house in the town.An amount of suspected cannabis herb was recovered from the premises.The man has since been released without charge pending a file to the DPP. Previous articleDonegal win Ulster title in convincing styleNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 14th May News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Suspect kills police dog in shootout outside mall on Christmas Eve, police say

WPLG(WELLINGTON, Fla.) — Police in Wellington, Florida, hailed a police dog as a hero for saving the lives of officers in a shootout outside a shopping mall packed with last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve. The dog, Cigo, was shot and killed by the suspect, police said.Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said law enforcement learned a person wanted in connection with a recent attempted murder was at the Mall at Wellington Green Monday night.The tactical team witnessed multiple suspects with the man wanted for alleged murder on surveillance video, and the decision was made to try and take them into custody when they got to their vehicle outside just after 5 p.m.Bradshaw said two people surrendered to authorities while the third suspect took off.A K9 was released to try and take the suspect down, and it was allegedly shot by the man. The sheriff’s office said the suspect was a “known gang member.”The pain felt by #K9Cigo’s handler/partner is strong. Our prayers are with him tonight. pic.twitter.com/FBETUVUtCX— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) December 25, 2018Bradshaw said the suspect continued to shoot his weapon and the deputies returned fire. The suspect was struck by at least one bullet. The suspect is in “bad shape” at the hospital, according to police.“As it stands right now, we’ve got two very dangerous people off the street,” Bradshaw said. “Unfortunately, it took the life of one of our dogs, but he did his job. He saved the lives of the deputies.”Cigo was taken to a veterinary emergency center where he died.“It’s difficult anytime you lose a dog, but remember the dog did his job,” Bradshaw said. “He saved those deputies’ lives and gave them an opportunity to take this person into custody as he randomly fired at the first person he sees. Fortunately it was the dog and not the deputies.”No civilians and no officers were injured in the shootout.“It was chaos,” Michelle Avery, who works at a store in the mall, told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG. “It was like the things you see on TV, but you think you’ll never be subject to this kind of situation.”Wellington is located about an hour north of Fort Lauderdale on Florida’s southeast coast.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more

‘Conrad’s Law,’ named for teen who died in texting-suicide case, aims to criminalize suicide coercion

first_imgConrad Roy’s mother, Lynn Roy, is escorted from court on June 16, 2017. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — The mother of Conrad Roy III, an 18-year-old who died by suicide after encouragement from his girlfriend, joined legislators to introduce a bill named “Conrad’s Law” that would criminalize suicide coercion in Massachusetts.“Conrad’s Law has nothing to do with seeking justice for my son,” Roy’s mother, Lynn Roy, said at a news conference Wednesday. Instead, she said, it’s about helping others struggling with mental illness and suicidal ideation.Passing the bill would be the “perfect way to honor” her “kind, warm, compassionate” son, Lynn Roy said.Conrad Roy died of suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning after locking himself in his truck in Massachusetts in July 2014.Prosecutors argued Michelle Carter, Conrad Roy’s then 17-year-old girlfriend, was reckless and caused his death by telling him to get back in the car even though they say he didn’t want to die.“I could’ve stopped him,” Carter texted a classmate two months after Roy’s death, according to testimony. Carter texted that she and Roy were on the phone the day of his suicide when Roy “got out of the car … he was scared.” Carter texted that she “told him to get back in.”Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.Massachusetts is one of 10 states without a law prohibiting inducing suicide, according to state Sen. Barry Finegold who filed the bill on Monday with State Rep. Natalie Higgins. Finegold called it “a flaw” that Massachusetts doesn’t have a law like this on the books.“Conrad’s Law” would make “it illegal to coerce someone who you know is vulnerable into suicide” and “send a clear message that this kind of behavior is not only unacceptable, but it is criminal in Massachusetts,” Finegold said at Wednesday’s news conference.Higgins added, “We need to make sure that everyone in our community knows that you cannot coerce someone into committing suicide — that you need to connect them with the resources, that you need to help them get the support that they need.”Finegold said manslaughter — the charge in the Carter case — is inadequate for this scenario and that “Conrad’s Law” is much more tailored to the issue.Punishment for a suicide coercion conviction would be up to five years, Finegold said.Both a house and senate bill were filed and the legislation will ultimately go in front of the joint committee, Higgins said.Finegold said, “‘Conrad’s Law’ makes me hopeful that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again.”When Judge Lawrence Moniz found Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2017, he told the court that instructing “Mr. Roy to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct.”The judge also noted that Carter admitted in texts that she took no action; she knew the location of the truck and did not notify Roy’s mother or sisters.Carter and Roy both lived in Massachusetts, but their teen romance unfolded mostly via thousands of text messages in which Roy talked to Carter about his bouts with depression. Prosecutors alleged Carter didn’t have many friends and pushed Roy to suicide to get more attention. The defense claimed Carter had previously tried to talk Roy out of harming himself.After Carter’s involuntary manslaughter conviction in 2017, she was sentenced to 2.5 years in jail with 15 months to be served and the rest suspended. She started serving her 15-month jail sentence in February 2019.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2 protesters charged for alleged attacks on police during Rochester demonstration

first_imgABC NewsBY: AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Two protesters who took part in Saturday night’s protest in Rochester, New York, were charged for allegedly assaulting police officers, federal prosecutors said.Adam Green, of Dansville, New York, and Dallas Williams-Smothers, of Rochester, both 20, were charged in the Western District of New York with civil disorder for two incidents during Saturday’s demonstration, according to U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. The protesters were part of about 1,500 people who took to the streets in response to the death of Daniel Prude at the hands of officers in March.The complaints contend that both men used weapons to attack police officers who were trying to disperse the crowd.Green allegedly swung a wooden shield at a police officer, striking the officer in the forehead of his helmet, according to the criminal complaint. The officer suffered a cut and abrasion on the bridge of his nose, the complaint said.Williams-Smothers allegedly ignited a “mortar-style commercial-grade firework” and threw it at officers, the complaint said. The device exploded and created a “risk of serious injury to officers,” though no one was hurt, according to the complaint.The charges came from arrests made by local officers following an aggressive night of protests that stemmed from the release of body camera footage from the March 23 incident between officers and Prude.Prude’s brother, Joe, called 911 to get help, saying Daniel was having a mental health emergency.In the video, officers approached Prude, 41, who was naked, and he initially complied with the officers’ orders. Prude was subsequently seen shouting and spitting, which prompted officers to place a spit bag over his head.The officers are then seen pinning Prude to the ground while the bag is still on his head and he eventually goes lifeless. Prude died a week later.New York State Attorney General Letitia James is overseeing the investigation into Prude’s death and said she will empanel a grand jury. Seven officers who were involved in the incident have been suspended with pay.On Tuesday, Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary announced he would retire at the end of the month with six other police leaders announcing they would retire or vacate their positions.The announcement of charges against two protesters came on the same day the leader of the city’s police union, President Mike Mazzeo, called on Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to resign. The mayor countered with asking him to step down, saying, “the problem with policing in Rochester are cops like cops like Mike Mazzeo that watch the video of Daniel Prude’s death and see nothing wrong.”“Mike Mazzeo and his ilk exist only to protect and serve themselves, and certainly not the people of the City of Rochester,” Warren said in a statement. “It is time for Mike Mazzeo to resign, because his archaic ways of policing are no longer wanted in the City of Rochester.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more