Introducing… Alice Ream, Sunday Roast

first_imgWho does Sunday Roast represent and why should we sign up?We are an eclectic club night every other week at the Cellar, representing various artists, with exquisite and free cake, the dispellation of Sunday night sombreity, and even sometimes a good foot stamp. Why do you think Sunday Roast is important?We get a variety of acts to perform every time; we’ve had some excellent student bands (i.e. Madrigals, Me & the Neck), ska, klezmer, rock’n’roll, funk (QT and the Reservoir Dogs), live electronica, hip hop, reggae, loads more.What has been your most memorable experience so far?It’s one that happens at most Roasts; there’s a moment at about 12 o’clock, everyone’s dancing around you and you feel like you want to keep jumping in the air for a lot longer. It feels a little bit like a community to me. I love the way that there are regulars who always turn up in braces, or when the bands you’ve booked surprise you by doing somersaults,guitar in hand, and you become pals with them afterwards.What do you have planned for 2008?We have four sessions every term, every other Sunday. Feb 17th, we’ve got an indie night with a french band Smack La and a new student one called High Risby along with some ‘folktronique’ DJs. On March 2nd,we’re getting QT and the Reservoir Dogs to come back because they funked our socks off last time. There’s going to be a singing competition:if you fancy your chances at being the next Tina Turner then email [email protected] to get more details.Tell us something you didn’t / couldn’t say at fresher’s fair?Bring a permanent marker pen with you to graffiti in the bogs.How can we get involved? We’re on at the Cellar from 9pm on the dates above, and every other Sunday from the first one of term in Trinity. Check out our facebook group; just type in Sunday Roast. We’re always looking for people to help out, it’s a beautifully rewarding thing to be involved in. If not, just poke your head in and have some Louise Collinslast_img read more

Real Madrid defeats Barcelona in Clasico to regain top spot in La Liga

first_imgReal Madrid won the Clasico and might have saved their season as they ended their slump in the best way possible on Sunday by beating Barcelona 2-0 and returning to the top of La Liga. Vinicius Junior’s deflected finish and a stoppage-time goal from Mariano Diaz decided a frenzied contest at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Madrid found new life after a Champions League defeat by Manchester City had left them on the brink of crisis.”It’s been a tough week,” said Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. “We talked about how we had an opportunity this weekend and we took it.” Victory put them one point clear at the top of the table and shifts focus back to Quique Setien’s Barcelona, who were outfought and, at times, outplayed. “The reality is we lost a lot of confidence with the ball,” said Setien. “We entered a nervous spell and that’s when the goal came.”Lionel Messi’s rasping shot was saved by Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the first half but it was the Argentine’s opposing captain, Sergio Ramos, who was thrashing his arms in celebration after the final whistle. His reaction was an indication of the importance of this victory, not only for the effect it has on the standings but on the dynamic of the title race, which had seemed to be switching firmly in favor of Barca.  Slow Barca Barcelona’s passing was slow and their lack of urgency obvious. At one point Messi bent to tie his bootlaces and re-spotted the ball before taking a corner. But the visitors also created chances as Antoine Griezmann drove over from Alba’s cutback and then Madrid had Courtois to thank for two excellent saves. First, Arthur held off Toni Kroos to go clear but his finish was blocked by teh foot of Courtois and then the Belgian palmed away Messi’s shot after he had skipped in behind Madrid’s defence.Ramos was lucky to get away with an error that allowed Nelson Semedo to break past him while Alba risked a second yellow when he checked Valverde but referee Mateu Lahoz was unmoved.Barcelona were sloppy after half-time and Madrid should have capitalized. Instead, Isco’s header beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen but not Pique on the line and Karim Benzema volleyed over after a sloppy pass from Arturo Vidal. Vidal was replaced by Martin Braithwaite, Barca’s emergency signing, and he sprinted in behind Marcelo twice in his first minute. But Madrid remained in the ascendancy and in the 71st minute they took the lead. Benzema came short and pointed right to encourage Vinicius to run in behind. Kroos found him and Vinicius’s shot deflected off the sliding Pique to beat Ter Stegen at his near post. The game opened up as Barcelona chased an equalizer. Marcelo celebrated when Messi’s surge through was stopped by Raphael Varane. Pique headed Messi’s cross over at the near post. Messi picked up a yellow card for a frustrated slide on Casemiro. In injury time, Ter Stegen ventured up for a late free-kick but it was Madrid that struck again. Mariano sped past Semedo and finished from the angle. Opportunity missed Cristiano Ronaldo, now of Juventus, was watching from an executive box and Madrid could have done with him during a period in which they had won only one of their last five games. Zidane said on Saturday this match would not decide who lifted the trophy in May but a Barca win and a five-point gap might well have been difficult to close. Yet from the start Barcelona seemed keener to kill the game than win it, playing for time in the hope of keeping the contest tight, when they might have been better off attacking their opponents’ fragility. “The Madrid we faced in the first half was one of the worst Madrids I have faced at the Bernabeu,” said Gerard Pique. “I don’t say it as a criticism, we also have our problems, but we’ve missed an opportunity.”There was more tension than creativity in the early stages as Fede Valverde crashed into Arthur Melo before fellow Spain full-backs Dani Carvajal and Jordi Alba were both booked after a disagreement. Madrid had the better of the play and regularly broke at speed through Vinicius down the left but constantly they failed to make the final pass, with Isco once left with his head in his hands after Marcelo opted not to pull the ball back.  Topics :last_img read more

Texas football 2019: Schedule, roster, recruiting and three questions for Longhorns

first_imgThe early stages of Texas’ spring scrimmages were executed with an injury-depleted roster. But third-year coach Tom Herman was outwardly unfazed by the lack of personnel. It still serves as a teaching opportunity, and he wants to see competition every day no matter who’s on the field.Texas went 10-4 last season as Herman continues to rebuild both talent and image on The Forty Acres. The Longhorns finished second to Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game, but turned around and beat No. 5 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. There’s plenty of cause for optimism in Austin. MORE: SN’s pre-preseason rankings for 2019Quarterback Sam Ehlinger returns and will throw passes to Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay, but they’ll need to replace Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s productivity. The running game needs to be something other than Ehlinger left, Ehlinger right, Ehlinger scramble. Expect a larger role from running back Keaontay Ingram.Texas must identify eight new starters on defense, but elite players like Caden Sterns and Brandon Jones are back. The offensive line replaces three 2018 starters — but the new guys actually should be better. Herman’s methodology can seem hokey and over the top sometimes — remember when he wanted his team to urinate like champions? — but his attitude can be infectious, and players rally around him. This may be a touchstone season for Herman and the ‘Horns.The Longhorns rank No. 6 in Sporting News’ pre-preseason top 25. Is this the year Texas finally — dare we say it — gets back?Texas football schedule 2019DateOpponentLocationAug. 31Louisiana TechAustin, TexasSept. 7No. 7 LSUAustin, TexasSept. 14at RiceHoustonSept. 21Oklahoma StateAustin, TexasSept. 28OffByeOct. 5at West VirginiaMorgantown, W.Va.Oct. 12No. 4 OklahomaDallasOct. 19KansasAustin, TexasOct. 26at TCUFort Worth, TexasNov. 2ByeOffNov. 9Kansas StateAustin, TexasNov. 16at No. 23 Iowa StateAmes, IowaNov. 23at BaylorWaco, TexasNov. 29Texas TechAustin, TexasDec. 7Big 12 championshipArlington, TexasBold denotes Big 12 games Texas football recruiting 2019The Longhorns have the No. 1 class in the Big 12 and No. 3 in the nation according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings, thanks to two 5-star prospects — Bru McCoy and Jordan Whittington — who rank as the nation’s Nos. 1 and 2 athletes, respectively. Herman and his staff have spread the wealth, with a top-10 offensive (Tyler Johnson), a top-10 inside linebacker (De’Gabriel Floyd), a top-10 outside linebacker (Caleb Johnson, a top-10 safety (Tyler Owens), a top-10 receiver (Jake Smith), a top-10 quarterback (Roschon Johnson) and a top-10 defensive end (Jacoby Jones).MORE: Early predictions for 2019 seasonTexas football roster 2019Texas roster will be updated in the spring and fall here.MORE: Big 12 2019 primerWhat to watch from Texas in 20191. Is it Texas’ time?Tom Herman knows Longhorn Nation has become restless. But Herman also knows the product he put on the field last season was the best in Austin in almost a decade. Texas went 7-2 in Big 12 play last year, beating four-time champ Oklahoma in the annual grudge match in October, but losing to the Sooners in the championship game rematch in December. Both games came down to the final minutes, so Herman isn’t bowed by the Sooners’ stretch of dominance. There’s plenty of work to do, but Texas may have the right players in the right places to break OU’s streak.2. Sam Ehlinger Unlike Oklahoma, Texas returns its quarterback. Sam Ehlinger is back for his junior season, and all he did as a sophomore was set the Big 12 record for consecutive passes without an interception (308) between the season-opener and season-finale. As a two-touchdown underdog to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, Ehlinger threw for 169 yards and ran 21 times for 63 yards and three touchdowns to beat the Bulldogs. Teammates applaud his poise and his toughness. He’s a throwback quarterback: the kind who doesn’t shy away from trash talk or tough tasks. And his teammates love him for it.3. Hold that TigerThe second game of the season, against LSU at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, should go a long way in revealing exactly how good Texas can be this season. Last year’s team lost at Maryland because it was the first game of Herman’s second season, and there were doubts (and youth) throughout the roster. Now, Herman’s vibe is established. Coaches know what to expect. Players know what to do. This team knows it can win a championship. Will that be enough to take an early step against a powerhouse like LSU?last_img read more

Spy program defended by White House

first_img But he refused to say how many Americans had been targeted and insisted the eavesdropping was “very limited, targeted” electronic surveillance. “This is not a situation of domestic spying,” he said. Gonzales defended Bush’s decision not to seek warrants from the secretive Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court, saying that “we don’t have the speed and the agility that we need in all circumstances to deal with this new kind of enemy.” Gen. Michael Hayden, deputy national intelligence director who was head of the NSA when the program began in October 2001, said, “I can say unequivocally we have got information through this program that would not otherwise have been available.” In offering only a glimpse into the program, Hayden said the monitoring would take place for a shorter period of time and be less intrusive than what is normally authorized by the secret surveillance court. Yet he acknowledged that the program is more aggressive than other government monitoring. The domestic spying revelations have created an uproar in Congress, with Democrats and Republicans calling for investigations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake WASHINGTON – Responding to a congressional uproar, the Bush administration said Monday that a secret domestic surveillance program had yielded intelligence results that would not have been available otherwise in the War on Terror. With Democrats and Republicans alike questioning whether President George W. Bush had the legal authority to approve the program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales argued that Congress had essentially given Bush broad powers to order the domestic surveillance after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “Our position is that the authorization to use military force, which was passed by the Congress shortly after Sept. 11, constitutes that authority,” said Gonzales. He called the monitoring “probably the most classified program that exists in the United States government.” At a White House briefing and in a round of television appearances, Gonzales provided a more detailed legal rationale for Bush’s decision authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on international phone calls and e-mails of people within the United States without seeking warrants from courts. He said Bush’s authorization requires that at least one of the parties be outside the country and linked to al-Qaida or an affiliated organization. center_img “They talk about constitutional authority,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa. “There are limits as to what the president can do.” He has said he’ll hold hearings on the monitoring program early next year. Gonzales would not say who in Congress was briefed or when, but said that more lawmakers have been told of the program in recent days, including Specter. “We’re engaged now in a process of educating the American people … and educating the American Congress,” Gonzales said. Monday’s briefing was the most detailed legal explanation given by an administration official since the New York Times reported Thursday night that Bush had authorized the NSA to conduct the surveillance after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “This is just an outrageous power grab,” said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., on NBC’s “Today” show. “Nobody, nobody thought when we passed a resolution to invade Afghanistan and to fight the War on Terror … that this was an authorization to allow a wiretapping against the law of the United States.” Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada also called for an investigation, and House Democratic leaders asked Speaker Dennis Hastert to create a bipartisan panel to do the same. Bush acknowledged in his weekly radio address Saturday that he had authorized the spying, saying it was a necessary step in the war against terror. The existence of the NSA program surfaced as Bush was fighting to save the expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the domestic anti-terrorism law enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks. Renewal of the law has stalled over some its most contentious provisions, including powers granted law enforcement to gain secret access to library and medical records and other personal data during investigations of suspected terrorist activity. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Council leaders pay heartfelt tribute to Donegal ambassador Manus Kelly

first_imgDonegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Chief Executive Seamus Neely have expressed their deepest sympathies following the tragic passing of Cllr Manus Kelly.Mr Kelly, 41, tragically lost his life on Sunday while taking part in the Donegal International Rally. Navigator Donall Barrett was injured in the accident at Fanad Head and is being treated at Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Kelly’s promising political career had only just begun, having recently been elected to Donegal County Council representing the Fianna Fáil party. Newly elected County Councillors pictured with senior Council staff at the AGM of the new council in June 2019. (North West Newspix)In 2018, Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett were accorded a civic reception by Donegal County Council for their many achievements in motorsport.Following yesterday’s tragedy, Donegal County Council has paid tribute to Mr Kelly as a wonderful sportsman and ambassador.A joint statement from Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Chief Executive Seamus Neely said:It is with huge sadness this morning that we as the Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, on behalf of the elected members, management and staff, convey our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Cllr. Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly following his death as a result of a tragic accident yesterday.  His wife Bernie, his five children, his parents, siblings and extended family and friends are all in our thoughts and prayers this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Rally fraternity in Donegal and beyond on the loss of one of their greatest ambassadors. Donegal has lost a wonderful sportsman and ambassador.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anamCouncil leaders pay heartfelt tribute to Donegal ambassador Manus Kelly was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilManus Kellylast_img read more

Charter for victims of crime

first_img17 January 2005South Africa’s new Victims’ Charter, approved by the Cabinet at its last meeting for 2004, consolidates the current legal framework on the rights of victims of crime and the services to be provided to them.The Charter aims to ensure that victims remain central to the criminal justice process in South Africa, to eliminate “secondary victimisation” from this process, to clarify the standards of service to be accorded victims by the criminal justice system – and to provide for recourse when these standards are not met.The complementary Minimum Standards on Service for Victims of Crime aims to explain the rights contained in the Victims’ Charter further, and to help make these rights a reality – by giving detailed information to enable victims to exercise their rights and service providers to uphold them. Victims Charter South Africa Victims of crime: your rightsThe Charter states that, if you are a victim of crime, you have the following rights, in terms of the law and the Constitution, in your contact with the authorities – including the police, court officials, and members of any government body dealing with or providing a service to you.The right to be treated with fairness and respect for dignity and privacyThis includes the right to be attended to promptly and courteously, and treated with respect for your dignity and privacy.As part of this, the authorities are to take steps to minimise inconvenience to you – among other things, by conducting interviews with you in your language of choice and in private, if necessary.The right to offer information during the criminal investigation and trialThe authorities must ensure that any contribution that you wish to make to an investigation, prosecution or parole hearing is heard and taken into account in the making of decisions. This means you have the right to:Participate (if necessary and where possible) by attending the bail hearing, trial, sentencing proceedings or parole board hearing.Make a further statement to the police if you realise that your first statement is incomplete.Make a statement to the court, or give evidence during the sentencing proceedings, where appropriate, to bring the impact of the crime to the court’s attention.Make a written application to the chairperson of the parole board to attend the parole hearing and submit a written input.The right to receive informationYou have the right to be informed of:Your rights and how to exercise them – with explanations in your own language of anything you do not understand.All relevant services available to you.You can request:Information regarding court dates, witness fees and the witness protection programme.Notification of proceedings which you may attend.To be informed of the status of the case, whether or not the offender has been arrested, charged, granted bail, indicted, convicted or sentenced.Reasons for a decision that has been taken in your case on whether to prosecute or not.The prosecutor to notify your employer of any proceedings which necessitate your absence from work.The right to protectionYou have the right to be free from intimidation, harassment, tampering, bribery, corruption and abuse.With this right comes a responsibility: anyone who witnesses such threats must report them to the police or senior state prosecutor.As part of this right:In certain circumstances, the court may prohibit the publication of any information (including your identity), or may order that the trial be held behind closed doors.The police will, if you comply with certain requirements, apply for you to be placed in a witness protection programme.You can request Correctional Services to inform you if the offender has escaped or been transferred.The right to assistanceYou have the right to request assistance and, where relevant, have access to available social, health and counselling services, as well as legal assistance which is responsive to your needs. As part of this:The police will assist you by explaining police procedures, informing you of your rights, and making the appropriate referral to other relevant service providers.The office manager or head of office at the court will provide for the services of an interpreter.The prosecutor will ensure that special measures are employed in relation to sexual offences, domestic violence and child support or maintenance matters, and that, where available, such cases are heard in specialised courts.If you have special needs, the authorities will take all reasonable steps to accommodate you and ensure that you are treated in a sensitive manner.The right to compensationYou have the right to compensation for loss of or damage to property suffered as a result of a crime.“Compensation” means an amount of money that a criminal court awards a victim who has suffered loss or damage to property, including money, as a result of a crime.As part of this:You can request to be present at court on the date of sentencing of the accused and request the prosecutor to apply to court for a compensation order. The prosecutor will inform you if a compensation order has been granted, explain its contents and how to enforce it. The clerk of the court will assist you in enforcing it. You can institute a civil action against the accused if a criminal court does not grant a compensation order. (This usually happens where the damages are not easily quantifiable in financial terms, for example, in the case pain and suffering.)The right to restitutionYou have the right to restitution in cases where goods or property have been unlawfully damaged or taken from you.“Restitution” refers to cases where the court, after conviction, orders the accused to return or repair the property or goods.The prosecutor will inform you what restitution involves and the clerk of the court will assist you in enforcing this right.ComplaintsIf you have any complaints about the service you’re getting, or if your rights are not being observed, you should contact the government department or service provider concerned.If you’re not happy with the way in which your complaint is handled, you can also contact:The Public ProtectorThe Human Rights CommissionThe Commission on Gender EqualityThe Independent Complaints DirectorateThe Health Professions Council of SAMetropolitan Police officesA lawyer of your own choice and at your own expenseMore informationFor more information on any issue regarding the Victims’ Charter, you can contact the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s gender directorate at the following numbers:Tel: (012) 315-1670Toll-free: 0800 011 022E-mail: [email protected] reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

a month ago​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCL

first_img​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCLby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson does not see his side as being the favourites to win the Champions League.The Reds are defending their European crown, which only Real Madrid has managed in recent memory.While they are still blessed with an incredibly talented squad, Henderson does not see them as being the de facto favourites.Henderson said the following to the club’s official website: “I think it’s too early to be saying stuff like that. “For us, we’ve started the season really well and we just want to continue that on. “We still feel we can improve and still get better, so that’s what we try to do tomorrow night, try to give everything and start the campaign off really well. On Tuesday’s first Champions League clash of the season against Napoli, the Englishman added: “Maybe [we are favourites], but I feel as though being at Liverpool, everybody wants to beat you anyway. It’s the same for us – we want to beat everybody we play, they want to beat us.”For us, it’s the same as it always has been – to give everything in every single game we play. “We know that it’ll be a tough game tomorrow, they’re a great side but we’ve got to concentrate on what we can do. If we can perform to the level I know we can then we have a good opportunity to win the game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Manitoba Tragedy

first_imgBy Tiar Wilson, aptn National NewsThe smoke could be seen from far away.Even as people rushed to help the home was already engulfed in flames.Constable Tim Mason ran to help, “What do you think when you hear somebody say hey there’s babies inside, you know you have to get them out first instinct try get in.”The fire erupted Sunday afternoon as community members, including Joseph Wood, were leaving a nearby church.They scrambled to help.“Here in st. theresa everybody help one another no matter what”Inside the house are 15 month old Qualan Harper and 2 month old Errabella Harper.Just minutes before, their ten year old auntie Martha Harper was in the house when the fire started.“my little brother woke up first then i heard him crying, i went for my little brothers to get out first.”People threw snow inside the house desperately trying to control the flames.Cst. Mason jumped in the bedroom window looking for the children.“when you go like this right *using his hands like he’s bracing something* it was just sitting in front of me. that baby was crying.”Mason handed the baby to someone through the window.“then i thought i heard another baby cry you know, i was on my way back in *hand gesture pulling* when somebody yanked me out of the room out into the snow.”That’s when someone brought out a chainsaw.“it didnt really want to start. it was frozen”While one person tried to get it going, others chopped at the house with axes.When the chainsaw roared to life, rescuers cut a hole in the wall and felt around in the darkness for Errabella Harper.“there were two chairs lined up as a make shift bed, we kept pulling it but we didnt know the baby had already been dragged out it was the snow.”They rushed Errabella to the nursing station with a badly burned face.Joseph Wood says everyone was trying to save her. “we went over there the nursing station the nurses were all trying to bring her back alive”But the child was gone and another child is left fighting for her life.Fire officials say the the fire started in the chimney and likely the wood stove is the blame.The stove was the home’s only heat source and is a reality on many reserves across Canada.To make matters worse, the community’s fire truck was broken down at a nearby garage.The small home housed 8 people.Ashley Harper, the mother of the two infants is crushed by her loss.Report from Tiar Wilson [email protected]last_img read more