McLeish overcome difficulties as Scotland record easy win

first_imgScotland national team head coach Alex McLeish has revealed his team overcame their problems to defeat Albania.The former Aston Villa manager was under enormous pressure heading into the game against Albania following consecutive losses to Israel and Portugal.However, despite having an injury-depleted squad with nine withdrawals, Scotland defeated 10-man Albania 4-0 at the Loro Borici Stadium in Shkoder to take them within a game of a play-off spot.McLeish now turns his attention to their final UEFA Nations League game against Israel and he insists he has a positive feeling heading into the game.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“Obviously you don’t know the outcome before the games starts but I had a feeling about it,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“I felt that if the players brought their performance level to the game then the outcome would be positive and that’s the way it turned out.”“It was an exceptionally professional performance from our lads. There was a look of familiarity about them and there were great performances. It’s hard to single one out.”last_img read more

Kristin Gaspar on her Congressional run and being a woman in politics

first_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 5:40 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kristin Gaspar FacebookTwittercenter_img March 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFormer Mayor of Encinitas and current chair of the San Diego Board of Supervisors Kristin Gaspar joined us on set at Coasterra to speak about a variety of topics.Gaspar shared her opinions on topics like being a woman in politics and winning, her Board of Supervisors position, and her future Congressional run. Kristin Gaspar on her Congressional run and being a woman in politicslast_img read more

OBITUARY Thomas H Deechan Jr 71

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Thomas H. Deechan, Jr., “Tom”, age 71, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018. Tom was the beloved husband of Ann (Morgan) Deechan, devoted father of Alison (Deechan) Hajj & her husband James of Methuen and Thomas H. Deechan III of Wilmington. Loving “Papa” of Brooke Gill, cherished son of Marie (Blair) Deechan and the late Thomas Deechan of Falmouth, dear brother of Ann Reinhagen of California, Bill Deechan & his wife Deb of West Yarmouth, Kathy Roberts & her husband Glenn of Florida and the late Debbie Deechan. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave. Suite 214, Mission, KS 66202.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Twinkle Sharma case Bollywood reacts with shock after 3yearolds murder in Aligarh

first_imgTwinkle Sharma was murdered in Aligarh after her parents couldn’t repay a loan of Rs 10,000.TwitterThree days after toddler Twinkle Sharma went missing in Aligarh her mutilated and burnt body was found in a dumping ground in Tappal, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, on June 2. Twinkle, aged between 2.5 to 3 years, was brutally murdered by accused Mohammed Zahid, according to reports. The motive behind the murder was a meagre sum of Rs 10,000 that Twinkle’s parents owed Zahid.Bollywood has reacted with shock after the 2.5-year-old’s murder in Aligarh. Zahid and his accomplice Aslam were arrested on June 4 by the Aligarh Police, who have as of now ruled out rape. Zahid reportedly admitted to killing the child by choking her with a dupatta (stole). The child’s partially burnt body was found in a bag with her eyes gouged out.The murder has sent shockwaves across the country, with some people giving a communal angle to it, including actress Koena Mitra. Bollywood actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Raveena Tandon, Sunny Leone, Sidharth Malhotra, Gul Panag, Twinke Khanna, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and some others have reacted strongly to the heinous act.Some people on Twitter questioned the silence of Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Swara Bhasker on the murder case, when the actresses were pictured holding placards during the Kathua rape case of Ashifa. Sonam Kapoor posted a fresh message but got further trolled, even by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit. It is sad that the two cases of Twinkle Sharma and Asifa are being given a communal angle. Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhasker protest Kathua rape.TwitterHere’s what Bollywood celebrities have said on Twitter after the Twinkle Sharma murder came to light:Akshay Kumar: Horrified, upset and angry to know about baby #TwinkleSharma! This is definitely not the kind of world we want for our children. We need immediate and strictest punishment for such a heinous crime. #JusticeForTwinkle.Twinke Khanna: It is heartbreaking to hear about the horrific murder of the two and a half year old little girl In Aligarh. I would request @smritiirani to ensure that swift action is taken against the perpetrators of this heinous crime. #JusticeForTwinkle.Sonam Kapoor: What has happened to baby twinkle is. Heartbreaking and horrific. I pray for her and her family. I also urge people to not make this into a selfish agenda. This is a little girls death, not a reason to spread your hate.Raveena Tandon: The horrible, barbaric rape,murder of a 3 year old In Aligarh,the criminals,who gouged her eyes, mutilated her body,depraved evil,inhuman & barbaric. Must Hang. The law must act fast! #justicefortwinkle @smritiirani #twinklesharma.Abhishek Bachchan: Just so disgusted and angered hearing about #TwinkleSharma. How can somebody even think of doing such a thing?!?! Speechless….Ayushmann Khurrana: This is inhuman and barbaric.. My prayers for her family. Justice must be served! #TwinkleSharma.Sidharth Malhotra: Extremely disturbed by the news of #TwinkleSharma. It’s scary to be living in a world where even innocent children are not safe. I urge our authorities to take action to ensure that such a heinous crime is never repeated again! #JusticeForTwinkleSharma.Gul Panag: That we live in a country where even toddlers aren’t safe, fills me with horror. That #TwinkleSharma had a her life snatched away in this cruel, barbaric manner, makes me feel capital punishment is not enough for the sick, depraved culprit who did this to her.Sunny Leone: Im sorry Twinkle that you had to you live in a world where Humans no longer understand Humanity!!!! May God look over you for Eternity as you are an Angel !!!! #ImSorry.Sanjay Dutt: Disturbed and hurt to hear the news about #TwinkleSharma. I urge our authorities to take necessary action! #JusticeForTwinkle.Anupam Kher: Angry, horrified, ashamed and deeply saddened beyond words at the barbaric rape of the three year old #TwinkleSharma. The rapist should be hanged in public. No other punishment is enough for this heinous crime. I demand #JusticeForTwinkleSharma .Arjun Kapoor: The barbaric rape and murder of #TwinkleSharma is a shame on humanity. Justice must be served.Riteish Deshmukh: Deeply pained, saddened & shocked. We as a society have failed little #TwinkleSharma – my heart goes out to her family & loved ones. What kind of an unsafe world are we creating for our children. Strictest punishment & immediate justice is the only way to reduce these crimes.Genelia Deshmukh: It’s horrific, I am absolutely angered by what’s happening to the women and more so the little girls in our country.. #TwinkleSharma we have failed you and a zillion like you time and time again .. people responsible of such crimes should be hanged publicly.. Can’t imagine the plight and the pain of #TwinkleSharma’s family and loved ones.. I’m so so sorry #JusticeForTwinkleSharma .Boman Irani: Is our planet spinning in the opposite direction? Is this what humans were meant to be? Whatever the answer. NO PUNISHMENT IS TOO HARSH. #JusticeForTwinkleSharma #TwinkleSharma .The Aligarh Police is posting latest updates on the case on social media. The latest Aligarh Police statement on the Twinkle Sharma murder case is as follows. Aligarh Police statement on Twinkle Sharma murder case.TwitterIm sorry Twinkle that you had to you live in a world where Humans no longer understand Humanity!!!! May God look over you for Eternity as you are an Angel !!!! #ImSorry— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) June 6, 2019What has happened to baby twinkle is. Heartbreaking and horrific. I pray for her and her family. I also urge people to not make this into a selfish agenda. This is a little girls death, not a reason to spread your hate.— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) 7 June 2019#JusticeForTwinkle@aajtak @abpnewshindi @ndtv @ANINewsUP @BBCBreaking @ZeeNews @WeUttarPradesh @ANINewsUP @NDTV_24X7 @TimesNow @timesofindia @brajeshlive @WeUttarPradesh @dibang @chitraaum @anjanaomkashyap @Uppolice @dgpup @adgzoneagra @digrangealigarh pic.twitter.com/UKz7nGpd6t— ALIGARH POLICE (@aligarhpolice) 7 June 2019Dear Women, you can change the world by not giving birth to morons. When you can’t raise them, don’t create them!Dear lawmakers, we need dangerous punishments for Acid attacks and Rapes. Crimes against girls should come to an end!!#JusticeForTwinkle #Aligarh #TwinkleSharma pic.twitter.com/vuxbgfcG5S— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) 6 June 2019Hindus have the responsibility to remain secular I guess, hence no outrage for you. I am Hindustan. A proud Hindu. I’m not liberal enough to support your Rapists.I’m no secular from today. With you and yours…. #TwinkleSharma #Aligarh #Mohammedjahid pic.twitter.com/W58PlUVy8o— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) 6 June 2019Angry, horrified, ashamed and deeply saddened beyond words at the barbaric rape of the three year old #TwinkleSharma. The rapist should be hanged in public. No other punishment is enough for this heinous crime. I demand #JusticeForTwinkleSharma . pic.twitter.com/7EwCTQxsUh— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 6 June 2019 आज दिनांक- 08-06-2019 को @sspaligarh @ips06akash महोदय द्वारा थाना टप्पल क्षेत्र में हुए ए लिटिल गर्ल मर्डर केस मे अपहरण व हत्या के सभी आरोपी गिरफ्तार, के सम्बन्ध में दी गयी बाईट ।@Uppolice @dgpup @adgzoneagra @digrangealigarh pic.twitter.com/p5fMeoPEfu— ALIGARH POLICE (@aligarhpolice) 8 June 2019last_img read more

In Texas Elections As In Schools Participation Is Part Of The Grade

first_imgThe education group’s most visible efforts revolved around a long shot: running little-known Rockwall Republican Scott Milder to oust incumbent Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Milder spent most of his time campaigning for educators’ votes — and was crushed, gaining only 24 percent of the vote.Milder first posted his concession statement on Reynolds’ Facebook group on primary night. In the spirit of the block vote, he encouraged teachers to give their vote to Democratic candidate Mike Collier in the general election. “I will be casting my vote for Mike Collier, the rational Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor, and will strongly encourage all Texans who voted for me in this race to cast their votes for Collier as well,” he wrote.Some also posit educators were scared away from voting after Attorney General Ken Paxton released an opinion saying educators could not promote specific candidates or measures with public money, school district equipment or on school time. He also said school districts can’t pay to drive students to polling places “absent an educational purpose.” Soon before the primary, Paxton sent cease-and-desist letters to educators at three Texas school districts he said were conducting “unlawful electioneering” by using public money to advocate for political candidates.“I do think it’s disappointing that anyone, let alone the leaders of our state and elected officials, would go out of their way to discourage anyone from voting when there was no evidence of any wrongdoing,” said Laura Yeager, founder of Texas Educators Vote, a civic engagement group encouraging educators to be politically active.State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, who first asked Paxton to weigh in on what he saw as illegal electioneering, said Paxton’s letters did not stop educators from voting. “There’s simply no way that’s intimidating. Unless you’re doing it. And then you’re being told to stop, and nobody’s filing charges on you. They just want you to stop — stop doing it.” Bettencourt said.Retired Spring ISD teacher Margaret Womack started researching candidates for the primary after lawmakers put a Band-Aid on the broken teacher health care system, leaving many retired teachers with higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The block voting group sounded like a good vehicle for first-time political involvement, she said. “In 30-plus years of seeing what has happened in education, educators could never quite get themselves together to say, ‘This isn’t right.’ We’d wring our hands and we’d say, ‘Geez, I wish it was different,’” she said.Womack was disappointed but not surprised that Milder didn’t make it through the primary. She said she often votes for Democrats but eagerly voted in the Republican primary to support him. She knows other teachers had a harder time crossing over.Womack said she is still motivated to vote for Collier and will continue to recruit educators to block vote in the general election — but that she is dismayed at the evidence she’s seen on how little research voters do before voting. She said the movement needs to prioritize widespread voter education to be successful. “If we don’t have that, I don’t know. I’m at a loss.” Share Tiffany SzerpickiAn empty classroomWhen Fort Bend ISD board president Kristin Tassin announced in September that she was running for state Senate against incumbent Houston Republican Joan Huffman, public education advocates lined up to support her.Outspoken about the state’s failure to overhaul its school funding system, Tassin won an early nod from outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus and picked up endorsements from former and current superintendents, a parent-led political action committee, and Texas’ chapter of the national teachers’ union. Gov. Greg Abbott, while endorsing her opponent, appointed her to a state committee on special education.Tassin also received the endorsement of a Facebook group, “Texans for Public Education,” which planned to organize its thousands of members to vote in the Republican primary for a set of candidates the group deemed “friendly” to public education.She lost badly. Huffman was the favorite to win, as an incumbent endorsed by the governor — but the race was expected to be competitive. Instead, Tassin received just 27 percent of the vote. “[Block voting] wasn’t effective in my race. The teachers didn’t show up. They didn’t show up to vote,” she said. “If they voted, they voted in the wrong primary.”She said she ran into teachers who said they were block voting — but who registered for the Democratic primary.Tassin argued educator voting groups, despite their efforts, did not motivate a significant-enough faction of teachers to vote. But block vote cheerleaders say the primary elections were a shaky test run for a much larger mission: shedding teachers’ reputation for being politically apathetic or uninvolved and building their political clout in Texas over the next several election cycles.Like Tassin, Granbury ISD Superintendent Jim Largent partly attributed his loss against incumbent Rep. Mike Lang in House District 59 to the failure of teachers to show up at the polls. “The block voting group certainly was effective in a way and was able to get a large group talking about the same things,” Largent said. “There was still low voter turnout.”Troy Reynolds, founder of Texans for Public Education and an administrator at Splendora ISD north of Houston, publicly presented his mission at a rally on the Capitol green in July: to oppose Abbott’s proposed agenda for the summer special session, which educators argued was chock full of unfunded mandates for public schools. He rallied fellow educators to vote based on issues, not party, meaning party loyalists would need to hold their noses and support candidates on the other side of the aisle.“What we’re doing has never been tried before,” Reynolds said after the primary. He argues educators helped tip the vote for more than two dozen moderate Republicans vying for competitive state House seats. But he acknowledges the group’s limited success: “It truly strategically is not realistic to think a new organization can walk in and undo 10 to 15 years of infiltration by these profiteers in one election,” he said, referring in part to Empower Texans, a key conservative activist organization that poured more than $1 million into state-level campaigns this year.last_img read more