In the thirty-eighth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Mat Bird, speaks about what it means to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influences on his Touch Football career. Name: Mat BirdNickname: BirdyAge: 25Affiliate: BulldogsOccupation: Fire FighterPosition: WingDebut for Australia: 2005 Youth World Cup 2010 Men’s Open Trans TasmanCareer highlights so far: Vawdon Cup/State Cup double in 2007, Aussie Men’s Open debut in 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: Family friend.Favourite player: Daniel Walsh.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: A massive privilege, not too many people can say they have represented their country. I’m blessed with the opportunity to be able to do this.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Pete Forrester and Daniel Walsh.Favourite sporting moment: Dragons 2010 premiers and Michael Jordan’s entire career. What do you know about Scotland: Great golf courses, castles, coldness, and William Wallace.Any superstitions: None that i know of.Funniest Australian teammate: Ziade (Anthony)Favourite quote: “Dare to dream.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: Running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain then winging it around Europe for five weeks with mates.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With less than a month to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus
Ohio StateUrban Meyer is attempting to replace quite a bit of talent this summer. His Ohio State football team lost 15 players to the NFL, but the show goes on in Columbus, Ohio, which will likely still be home to a top 10 team. The Buckeyes will still be a top 10 team because Meyer has been recruiting at an extremely high level and there are plenty of of four and five-star prospects ready to step in. Those young players have apparently been performing fairly well this offseason. Ohio State released today a hype video titled, “Young Bucks On The Grind.” Check it out:15 #Buckeyes gone to the #NFL? Next man up.Young Bucks are on the #grind to make an impact in 2016.#GoBucks https://t.co/BlkMtf28M1— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) June 23, 2016Ohio State opens fall camp in a little more than a month. The Buckeyes begin their 2016 season Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium against Bowling Green.
Ohio State starting pitcher John Havird (23) throws in NCAA tournament game versus Louisville on June 4. Courtesy: OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State baseball team fell in a large, early hole and was unable to climb out as they lost 15-3 to the host, and No. 1 seeded, Louisville in the second round of the Louisville regional.After striking out the side on 11 pitches in the top of the first inning, sophomore starting pitcher Brendan McKay helped his own cause in the bottom half of the inning, driving a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall to give the Cardinals an early 2-0 advantage.In the third inning, the rain started pouring down in Louisville, and so did the runs. It was again McKay who sparked the offense as he delivered a RBI single to right with runners on first and second. After two doubles and a passed ball scored three more runs, senior first baseman Danny Rosenbaum mashed a two-run home run to deep left-center field to expand the lead to 8-0. That would end the night for Ohio State’s starter, senior left-hander John Havird. Two more runs off redshirt sophomore right-hander Austin Woodby would make it 10-0 Louisville before the third inning ended.From that point on, it was all Louisville. The Cardinals added three runs in the fourth inning off another home run from Rosenbaum and they plated an additional run in the fifth.The Buckeyes would eventually put themselves on the board. With a runner on first, senior pinch-hitter Daulton Mosbarger hit a homerun over the right field wall to cut the deficit to only 12. A run in the bottom of the eighth by Louisville and a run in the top of the ninth by Ohio State brought the final score to 15-3It was a brutal outing for Ohio State’s starting pitcher on the mound. John Havird entered the day with a 6-3 record and a 3.02 ERA, but ended the night with a loss and a 3.73 ERA. He failed to register an out in the third inning as he gave up six runs on a walk and five hits in the inning. Havird finished the night with two innings pitched, eight hits, eight runs (all earned), two walks and only one strikeout. He also surrendered two home runs in his two innings of work after only allowing two in his previous 92 innings.Louisville’s sophomore starting pitcher Brendan McKay, on the other hand, was extremely sharp both on the mound and at the dish. McKay delivered 5.2 scoreless innings before his outing was cut short by a 48 minute rain delay in the top of the sixth. He allowed only six baserunners off three hits and three walks. McKay struck out ten batters in the outing. At the plate, McKay was two for four with a home run, three runs batted in and two runs scoredFollowing the loss to the Cardinals, the Buckeyes will attempt to stave off elimination and keep their title hopes alive in a rematch against the Wright State Raiders on Sunday at noon.
Coming off three starts as a true freshman, sophomore outside linebacker Ryan Shazier enters his second season firmly entrenched as a starter on the Ohio State football team’s defense.Shazier is one of many young linebackers who will play for the Buckeyes this season. Along with middle linebacker Curtis Grant, Shazier is one of two starting sophomore linebackers, while four of the seven linebackers listed on Monday’s depth chart are freshmen.First-year coach Urban Meyer admitted that Shazier is “real young,” but he has high expectations for him.“I’m biased because I love the guy,” Meyer said. “His God-given skill level is really high, so our expectation level is an all-Big Ten type player, at some point. He has that skill level.”Shazier’s own expectations are even higher.“One of my goals since I was little was to be an All-American,” Shazier said. “I’m just going to work my butt off to be an All-American or one of the top linebackers in the nation, so I’m just going to keep working hard, being a leader and just try to do the best I can.”Shazier made an immediate impact last season once he cracked the starting lineup. He finished the year with 57 total tackles, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a blocked punt. Meyer said his work ethic is a major factor in his success.“He gives everything he’s got,” Meyer said. “He’s so sincere about what he does.”Shazier said he recognizes that his team will be relying on him more than it did last year, and is ready for the added responsibility.“This year’s a lot different than last year,” Shazier said. “I have to be a leader a lot more than last year. I’m just working on my ability to try and be a lot better than I was, and work on my footwork, my technique and helping the young guys out a lot.”In addition to being a starting outside linebacker in the 4-3 defensive scheme, the Buckeyes’ base alignment, defensive coordinator Everett Withers said Shazier will also start in the team’s nickel defensive package, along with senior linebacker Etienne Sabino.Withers said the nickel package will be a very important aspect of the team’s defense this year.“I think we’ll be in (the nickel defense) a fair amount,” Withers said. “The offense, at times, dictates how much nickel you play.”In the base defense, Withers said Grant will be the “quarterback” and lead play-caller of the defense, but with Grant off the field in the nickel package, some of that responsibility might shift to Shazier.Shazier addressed the possibility of having to assume that leadership responsibility.“It’s going to be important for me to make a lot of play calls in the nickel and everything, but we also have Sabino, so he’s going to help me out,” Shazier said. “I feel that my role is going to be about the same (in the nickel) as it is in (the base defense). I’m just going to have (to) come in, help make tackles, help lead the defense and just stop the offense from scoring and stop them from gaining yards and getting the offense in great field position.”While Meyer inherited Shazier as a player on the roster when he was hired at OSU, Shazier had been on Meyer’s radar long before either became a Buckeye. Meyer recruited Shazier, a native of Plantation, Fla., while he was still the head coach at the University of Florida.“I’ve known him for several years now, because I recruited him when I was at Florida,” Meyer said. “You can’t help but like Ryan Shazier.”Shazier said that Meyer’s name was “legendary” while he was still a high school recruit in Florida, but playing for Meyer has opened up his eyes to a different side of the famous coach.“He’s intense when he’s recruiting you, but when it’s on the field, he’s another level, He doesn’t play around,” Shazier said. “He’s really serious, and I really like it about him, but he’s really intense and he’s really going to push us to the next level.”
One of the most controversial football figures over the past decade or so once against demonstrated his lucidity and audacity.After numerous sources reported that the Serie A heavyweights AC Milan consider a potential January swoop for Los Angeles Galaxy talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, former Sweden international reached out to the press with some statement.The United States-based news outlet, TMZ Sports, have broadcasted the words of the 37-year-old striker regarding the rumored interest of the Rossoneri.“There is always rumors. The whole world wants me. It’s okay.”It’s not the first time (and probably not the last) that the ex-Manchester United superstar came out with such a comment. Just a reminder – when Zlatan landed in Los Angeles, he welcomed the NBA bigwig LeBron James in “Zlatan way.”Serie 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….Now LA has a God and a King!Zlatan welcomes @KingJames pic.twitter.com/4gYooOpURD— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) July 2, 2018Although AC Milan sporting director Leonardo has recently stressed the 7-time Champions League winners won’t try to take Ibra back at the Stadio San Siro, anything could happen by January.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton believes that their biggest challenge in 2019 will be trying to avoid complacency.Brighton are sitting comfortably in 13th place in the Premier League table after amassing 25 points from 20 matches so far.But Chris Hughton has stressed the need to maintain their level of play as the second half of the season starts.“The biggest challenge is always complacency – in every game, we played in this division we are faced with tough opposition and that’s a reminder each week that if we don’t reach a level we can get punished,” Hughton told the club’s official website.“That’s always there for us, we’re still in our second season in this division and our aim is to maintain our status in the league and develop and grow as a club.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“We’ve worked very hard to be where we are now, and we have to be respectful that every single game we play is a difficult one – there’ll be bigger and more experienced teams than us that will find it difficult – there are reminders every week in this league about that.”“My feeling is that we have to continue in the same mentality, the gap between ourselves and the bottom three will always be the most important thing for quite some time to develop as a team.”
Mouni RoyInstagramMouni Roy never fails to amaze her fans. Be it her workout videos, gorgeous outfits or hot images, the actress has always managed to leave millions of her fans awestruck.On Thursday (June 27), the Naagin actress shared a photo of hers sitting by the poolside. In the image, she can be seen flaunting her curves in a black and white bikini while holding her wet hair in her hand. The Brahmastra actress surely does know how to keep her fans hooked to her Instagram page.Recently, the Gold actress was in news for the wrong reasons when she stepped out for the special screening of Bharat movie in an unusually fuller lips. The diva faced the wrath of online users for allegedly going under the knife yet again. In the past, there have been several reports about Mouni surgically enhancing her lips but the actress had categorically denied the reports.Meanwhile, the Brahmastra actress was seen in the grand finale episode of popular supernatural show Naagin 3. Mouni had been the lead actress in the first and second instalment of the top rated show and hence fans are quite excited to watch her return on the small screen. Also, the episode with the entire cast of the seasons is expected to be high on drama and leave viewers enthralled.Post-Naagin 2, Mouni made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold and was recently seen in RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter alongside John Abraham. She also has a big-ticket Brahmastra produced by Dharma Production that has an ensemble cast including Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor.
Vijay Devarakonda in Dear Comrade.PR HandoutThe Tamil version of Dear Comrade has opened to fairly positive reviews from the audience and critics. While the message and the performances of the lead actors are the highlights, the inconsistent screenplay is the major drawback of the multilingual film, which has Vijay Devarakonda and Rashmika Mandanna in the leads.The story of Dear Comrade revolves around hot-headed student union leader named Bobby played by Vijay Devarakonda and Lily, a state-level cricket player. His violent streaks become a threat to their love story as Lily, who lost his brother in one such violent incident, is unwilling to continue her relationship with him. What follows next should be seen on-screen.Dear Comrade is packed with lots of emotions. It does not have one-sided story with surprises at regular intervals. The conflicts of the two characters have been presented with sensitivity for which director Bharat Kamma deserves appreciation. The movie has some powerful one-liners and a strong message. Justin Prabhakaran’s music is one of the high points of the Vijay Devarakonda and Rashmika Mandanna’s film.However, the screenplay fails to hold the viewers’ attention and poor climax is a big letdown. The dubbing quality of the Tamil version is also not up to the mark. Despite all the odds, it is a one-time watch, say Kollywood cine-goers. Check out their tweets below:Sreedhar Pillai: #DearComrade 3/5. Lovely with a subtle message from Dir #BharatKamma & fab camera #SujithSarang. @TheDeverakonda as fiery student with a violent streak & madly in love is awesome. @iamRashmika in a intense role is a revelation. Drawback 1st & 2nd half looks different & too long.Sidhu: #DearComrade: Hat tip to @justin_tunes for his incredible effort. Definitely one of the best albums of the year, and that’s proved further when the starting bit of Pularaadha gets more claps and whistles than VD or Rashmika’s entry! #DearComrade: Saw it in Tamil (was doubtful about subs for Telugu), and was pleasantly surprised to see the transition done well. Neat dubbing, prop edits and little changes made to suit it to the audience. Cheers to the guy who dubbed for @TheDeverakonda #DearComrade: The film is strong in setting up the tale of Bobby and Lilly, doing it through lovable situations and some fantastic dialogues. When the two conflicts collide, it loses some focus and gets elongated in the process. Still, held together by VD and Rashmika. #DearComrade: A refreshing, mostly effective tale that comes with special performances, great music and cinematography. The second half may not be everybody’s cup of tea but it does get its relationships right and stands up for the theme. Very good film. #DearComrade Interval: So good. A charming, heartfelt love story progressing through the amazing pair of @TheDeverakonda and @iamRashmika . Lot of moments that put a smile on our face, and it gets better thanks to the fabulous music!Haricharan Pudipeddi: #DearComrade is both beautiful (mostly) and problematic (at places) with some pacing issues. A well narrated tale of love, companionship and healing. @TheDeverakonda is terrific and it’s not surprising but this film belongs to @iamRashmika, who is unbelievably good.Prashanth Rangaswamy: #DearComrade tamil – Pathetic Dubbing. Movie very very slow. Second half holds. Mass scenes of @TheDeverakonda and emotional scenes of @iamRashmika – Really enjoyed. An one time watch . Go without any expectations. #DearComrade Interval – Bobby Lilly, Lilly Bobby . Summaa devadas kaalathu kathal, enna maari perusugalukku lighta manda kaayuthu.
Members of Bangladesh Army held a leader of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) along with arms and ammunition at Noapara in Mahalchhari upazila in Khagrachhari early Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.Tipped off, a team of army personnel raided the house of Priti Bikash Chakma, 43, finance secretary of Mahalchhari unit UPDF, and arrested him, said Major Mohammad Mujahidul Islam, a staff officer of Khagrachhari region.They also recovered two pistols, eight bullets and two mobile phone sets from his possession.The arrestee was handed over to Mahalchhari police.
Major Victor Kuykendoll from the TABC’s Arlington office later wrote in an internal email that “it is unknown at this time why intelligence of the (Confederation of Clubs) meeting was not conveyed to TABC” and that the move was “very uncharacteristic of Waco PD.” He added that once the hectic and chaotic nature of the investigation around the shooting began to settle, the agency needed to address “where communication had broken down.” Kuyenkdoll believed that with advance notice from the police department, the agency “could have taken proactive measures to help them address concerns about the upcoming event.” That said, it’s unclear what, if anything, the TABC could have done.The Waco Police Department would instead team with another agency, the Texas Department of Public Safety, to launch a joint surveillance operation at Twin Peaks. That operation took a far more aggressive stance, with a mission including undercover agents, SWAT teams and surveillance cameras. The plan, written days in advance of the May 17 gathering, listed contingency plans for everything – from barricaded suspects to hostage situations and downed officers. It noted Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, three miles down the road, had the nearest emergency room. The hospital did receive the injured, in the gory aftermath of the shootout.The TABC wouldn’t learn about the shootout from either Waco police or the Texas Department of Public Safety. In fact, the agency was only made aware of the incident when a TABC agent’s family member notified her nearly a half-hour after it had happened. Agent Doris Board learned about the shooting from her husband, a police officer in the nearby city of Lorena, and quickly relayed the news up the TABC chain of command.Twin Peaks may have known of the danger, but didn’t take steps to prevent it.Since the shootings, several lawsuits have been filed by people who were at Twin Peaks that day. Many of those suits have been aimed at the restaurant itself, claiming management knew there was a high risk of danger, but did little to prevent it.According to TABC documents obtained by the Texas Standard, there may be some evidence to support that claim. On May 4, the TABC received a message from Waco Police Sergeant Jared Wallace. The Waco Twin Peaks had been hosting biker nights with “no issue,” Wallace wrote. But he was now alarmed because the Banditos “claimed the bar” as their own. The TABC notes are somewhat vague about the reaction of restaurant management at this point. The notes simply say management didn’t like “them” disrupting their business, and it’s unclear if that meant the management was unhappy with the Bandidos or the police department inquiring into their affairs. However, other statements point to rising tensions between the restaurant and law enforcement.After the shootings, the TABC interviewed restaurant operating manager Jinten “Jay” Patel. He admitted that he had been warned about the “likelihood of violence at the location” well in advance by Waco officers. The TABC documents state that Patel admitted he didn’t believe additional security precautions were needed for the May 17 gathering, such as patting down patrons for weapons or hiring off-duty officers to attend. In fact, Patel allegedly claimed that customers would be uncomfortable at the sight of police “in uniforms with guns roaming the premises.” Still, Patel told authorities that he hired three security guards to attend, but they never showed.The restaurant’s general manager, Brad Doan, also caught law enforcement’s attention. He told authorities that he witnessed a fight erupt on the patio before shouting for a “code red,” a warning to employees that things had grown dangerous, and that they should take shelter in the kitchen. Several employees and customers huddled in a cooler as gunfire broke out in the parking lot.In the eyes of the TABC though, Doan wasn’t just seen as a witness; the agency theorized that Doan may have had a connection to one of the outlaw motorcycle gangs in attendance that day. The TABC would later comb through Doan’s social media contacts to find a connection, but documents show nothing tangible was found at that time.In the immediate aftermath of the shootings, the TABC issued a summary suspension, prohibiting the Twin Peaks restaurant from selling alcohol – an action the agency may take after a shooting, or other violent event. The TABC said that the action isn’t an accusation of wrongdoing, and was done only to allow for an investigation.Soon after the TABC action, Twin Peaks’ parent company stepped in. It quickly pulled the franchise agreement with Chalak Mitra Group, which operated the Waco location, forcing the restaurant to permanently close. Franchisee general manager Doan would respond in a written statement, voicing his disappointment in the “sudden decision to cancel our Waco franchise before all of the facts are learned.” In that letter, he also said that “law enforcement officials did not ask either the Waco restaurant operator (with whom they spoke several times) or the Twin Peaks franchisor to cancel the patio reservation that was made on Sunday.” Operating manager Patel reiterated that assertion in a similar statement, saying, “Our management team has had ongoing and positive communications with the police.” The Waco Police Department would later say that statement was a “complete fabrication.”An incomplete pictureRepeated attempts were made to reach both the Waco Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety for comment. When asked to confirm the veracity of our documents, DPS initially demanded that we identify the source of our information. A spokesperson later responded, saying that they “are not able to confirm that information.” A TABC spokesperson told us that documents attributed to them are authentic. The agency would not comment further due to the ongoing investigation.Mitchel Roth is a professor at Sam Houston State University, and an expert in outlaw motorcycle gangs. He says the lack of transparency after the shootout is concerning. “It sounds like a poorly planned operation that just got out of control,” Roth says. “When something’s kept quiet for that long, you know somebody f***** up somewhere.”In the years since the shootings, Waco courts levied exorbitant bail amounts, and issued sweeping gag orders (since lifted) against many people who were at Twin Peaks that day. But there has not yet been a single criminal conviction. The first criminal trial is slated to begin September 12 – but even that date could be subject to change, after a series of motions caused one judge to be recused from three trials. The next presiding judge, 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson, may face a similar challenge.As many of the 177 arrested wait for their day in court, much of the bloody melee has gone unexplored. Until a fuller picture emerges, we have the glimpses offered by these documents – a restaurant blind to possible dangers, missed opportunities for law enforcement collaboration, and a police department eager for intel on biker clubs, all to the detriment of public safety. Photo via Rod Aydelotte/WacoTribIt’s been more than two years since one of the deadliest criminal shootouts in American history. But the bloody clash involving motorcyclists at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco continues to be shrouded by a veil of secrecy. Criminal trials are scheduled to start next week, and thanks to a trove of leaked documents obtained by the Texas Standard, we now gain a fascinating insight into the lethal fray.What information authorities have released to the public seems sparse: a scuffle in a parking lot led to a gunfight. Police, already on the scene, fired into the fray, leaving nine dead and 18 wounded. Members of the biker gang known as the Bandidos were singled out as the primary culprits. Mass arrests wrangled 177 people who were held on extraordinarily high $1 million bonds, with many contending they were merely bystanders that day.Law enforcement has stayed largely silent on the matter, while those accused of wrongdoing have launched a series of civil lawsuits targeting everyone from the police to Baylor University. What previously undisclosed documents show is that police had reason to believe violence would occur, but failed to intervene, that Twin Peaks management didn’t take proper precautions to protect customers and that one state law enforcement agency was kept completely in the dark. The “potential for violence” was “very high”On May 1, 2015, nearly two weeks before the shootings, Waco Police Department gang detective Jeff Rogers sent an email through the department ranks, warning about the potential for violence at an upcoming gathering of bikers. A source had tipped Rogers off that a grassroots coalition of biker groups, known as the Confederation of Clubs and Independents, was going to hold a gathering at Waco’s Twin Peaks on May 17. Rogers’ email said the event could possibly draw 300 bikers, many of them associated with the Bandidos and their support clubs.Escalating tensions had also drawn the attention of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Two months before the Waco shootings, a warning went out from the Texas Joint Crime Information Center, an intelligence entity run by DPS. The bulletin outlined an incident that occurred in the town of Lorena, just 15 minutes south of Waco. There, a gang of up to 10 Cossacks armed with a chain, a baton and a metal pipe had beaten a Bandidos member and stolen his bike.The bulletin also noted that on the same day, 150 miles north in Palo Pinto County, a group wearing the Bandidos’ colors (red and gold) hit a Cossacks member in the head with a hammer for refusing to remove a Texas patch from his vest. The right to wear the patch was reserved for Bandidos and their affiliates. The bulletin ended on a note of caution, saying the Cossacks were attempting to get national recognition as a club, and that tensions could “escalate at any time” between them and the Bandidos.But despite warnings of impending violence and the potential for loss of life, it appears that police didn’t take steps to intervene. In fact, a series of text messages obtained by the Texas Standard, that were sent nearly an hour before the shooting shows that law enforcement may have ignored signs that a violent confrontation was on the horizon.Michael Lynch was at Twin Peaks on May 17. He belongs to a local motorcycle club known as the Los Pirados. A Waco-area plumber, Lynch had done contracting work for McLennan County Constable Walt Strickland. Before the shooting started, Lynch sent a message asking Strickland to call him immediately, saying there was a “bad situation” with a large number of Cossacks and Bandidos pouring into the restaurant.Strickland responded that he notified the Waco police department, and was told police were “unaware” of any problems at Twin Peaks. It’s unclear whether that information was relayed through the proper departmental channels, or if certain parts of the department were unaware of an undercover police presence on the scene.But emails, operations orders and notes would show that police were already conducting a long-orchestrated surveillance operation that had already unearthed several warning signs.Michael’s wife Sandra, who was also there that day, confirms the messages were sent. Sandra Lynch, who regularly attends biker gatherings on weekends, was setting up a table to sell t-shirts and merchandise at Twin Peaks. She says that soon after she set up shop, about 75 Cossacks entered the restaurant. Lynch said she tried to stop them from entering but she was unsuccessful.“After they got off their bikes, about six to eight surrounded me, yelled at me for getting in their way, kicked me, spit on me, call me a c***,” she says. “I looked around for a policeman and thought to myself, ‘Where is a cop when you need one?’”Lynch said she and her husband reached out to the constable after Michael arrived. “Walt called him back and told him that Waco [police] said it was all taken care of, they said it was under control,” Lynch says.Moments later, gunfire erupted, leaving nine people dead and 18 wounded.Lynch was separated from her husband during the barrage. “It felt like I was in Afghanistan,” she says. “It felt like I was in a war.”Both Michael and Sandra Lynch, along with nearly 200 others, were rounded up and arrested. Charges for both of them would eventually be dropped. Sandra Lynch questions whether law enforcement could have intervened beforehand. That’s a question another law enforcement entity may have wondered about as well.Kept in the dark, the TABC said “communication had broken down.”The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is a law enforcement entity with jurisdiction over all matters related to alcohol sales. In the weeks before the shootings, the agency had been made aware the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant was frequented by Bandidos, and that management had grown “uncooperative” with police, according to internal notes.The TABC could have been a natural partner with the Waco Police Department – but instead the agency was kept out of the loop.In internal communications, the TABC highlighted its previous working relationship with the police department, which included working in parallel, to monitor previous biker nights at the same Twin Peaks location. But while the department had previously told the agency about the increased Bandidos presence at the restaurant, no mention was ever made of the impending mid-May gathering. The police department took a more administrative route initially; one Waco officer requested TABC assistance in contacting Twin Peaks’ corporate office about the growing biker presence there. But the agency lost track of whether that phone call ever happened. Even so, the there was very little the TABC could do, as they noted, “there are no violations committed for allowing motorcycle clubs … inside their business.” Share
Krishnagar: Accusing the Centre of running parallel governments in states, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that her government will withdraw from the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme.Addressing a gathering at Krishnagar Government College ground after giving away prizes to the winners of the first Jaltarang Sports festival, she said letters bearing the photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with health cards under Ayushman Bharat scheme were being sent to individuals. The logo embossed on the letter is a lotus which is also the official party symbol of the BJP. “This is cheating. Where is the budget to provide medical assistance to the beneficiaries,” she wondered and added: “The Centre collects various kinds of taxes from the states and gives back a percentage of the collected amount. Thus, the states have a share. But the BJP is projecting it in such a manner as if it is giving the medical assistance to them.” Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe Chief Minister said under the Constitution, health, education and law and order are State subjects and she failed to understand why the Centre is intervening into the matter. “What does Modi think of himself? Is he trying to run parallel governments in the states? I will request all the states to intensify vigil and stop this nasty practice,” she said. Banerjee further added: “The new government in Delhi will ensure that the federal structure in our country is strengthened. ” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe said in case of crop insurance of the farmers, the Centre gives only 20 percent of the premium and publishes the picture of the Prime Minister to give a message to the farmers as if the BJP is giving the money to them. “We have decided to pay the premium on our own and have paid Rs 625 crore in 2018. Everywhere the BJP is playing dirty politics to mislead people,” she maintained. Banerjee said 10 percent reservation for economically challenged general caste “is another big hoax. Modi is lying to the masses and whenever an election comes, the quantum of lies go up. Have you received Rs 15 lakh which he had announced before the 2014 election.” She alleged that Modi has destroyed the institutions like CBI, ED and even RBI. “He has a big mouth and talks a lot. He should buy two mirrors — one to see his face and the other to see him talking. Even when he gives speeches in English, they are manipulated. When we speak, we make mistakes but we never use technology to project ourselves as flamboyant orators.” Banerjee laid the foundation stone of Kanyashree University and said a country can make progress if girls are looked after properly. She added that Kanyashree has helped girls to pursue higher education and a day will come when girls from Bengal will reach the top in every sphere of life.
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