State Board Denies Parole For Justine Winter

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Parole has been denied for the Evergreen woman convicted of deliberate homicide in 2011, according to the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole. Justine Winter, 21, appeared before the board on Tuesday at the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings.According to Julie Thomas, the board’s senior parole analyst, the board did however endorse Winter for release to a pre-release center and said that she could appear before the board again in 2015.“(A pre-release center) is a way for her to prove herself,” Thomas said. “And it puts her in a better position for parole in the future.”Winter was 16 years old in March 2009 when she got into a fight with her boyfriend and later that night deliberately drove her car across the centerline of U.S. Highway 93 north of Kalispell, crashing into another vehicle, driven by 35-year-old Erin Thompson, who was pregnant at the time. Thompson and her son, 13-year-old Caden Odell, were both killed in the crash. In February 2011, Winter was found guilty of two counts of deliberate homicide. She was later given two, concurrent 30-year sentences with 15 years suspended on each.Now Winter will have to apply to pre-release centers and, according to Thomas, if she is accepted will have to stay for at least a year before she could be considered for a parole again.last_img read more

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A 6 million euro claim from Porto stands between Eder Militao and Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement 9on3gsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9prmrrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E64( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b9t4zWould you ever consider trying this?😱3rsf9Can your students do this? 🌚85vyz2Roller skating! Powered by Firework A 6 million claim from Porto is now standing between Eder Militao and Real Madrid. Real Madrid agreed to pay the transfer fee worth £50 million to sign the 20 year old Brazilian defender from Porto in this winter transfer window. The defender will surely be playing for the Los Blancos from the beginning of the next season as the personal terms are agreed between the player and the club.Advertisement However, a 6 million euro is still there which is preventing this move till now. Accoding to the rules, Porto have to pay the training fees of the player to his former club Sao Paulo. The Portuguese club are now denying to pay the fees and they want it to be paid by the Los Blancos. The club management of Real Madrid made it clear that they would not pay this fees either.Advertisement The Los Blancos are taking a firm stance in this matter. The inclusion of Eder Militao in the squad of Real Madrid will certainly strengthen their squad. He will be rotated with the likes of the other centre backs Nacho, Varane and Sergio Ramos. However, FIFA must intervene in this matter as soon as possible to complete this signing by the Los Blancos.Real target Juve star Dybala in a swap deal with IscoAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Events Fuel Civic Engagement, Fundraising in NC

first_imgTwo weeks after his inauguration, President Trump’s recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they’re fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement.Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood report millions of dollars in fundraising and thousands of new members. Mike Meno, communications director with the ACLU of North Carolina, said the historic support will help his group carry out its mission through this new administration.“Groups like the ACLU are going to do what we can, as always, to hold the government accountable, to work through the court system,” Meno said. “But in order to do this work, we really rely on the support of our members.”According to Meno, membership nationally has doubled since the election, to more than 1 million ACLU members across the country. Groups like his will use the donation dollars to advocate for people who might be adversely affected by President Trump’s executive orders, in Congress and in court.Planned Parenthood South Atlantic has seen a 15 percent increase in online donations, and applications from volunteers have increased from a dozen a month to more than 100. Communications manager Sarah Eldred said that with an energized base, the organization has renewed strength.“People are getting engaged in ways that do last a long time, so they’re starting volunteer opportunities where they’re engaging their neighbors, and they’re throwing house parties and meetings,” Eldred said. “And it’s going to be a long fight, but I think our volunteers so far, from what we’ve seen, are in it for the long haul.”Meno said he believes many people are re-learning a valuable lesson about the importance of taking their views beyond the ballot box.“More and more people are realizing that in a true democracy, our role as citizens doesn’t simply end when we cast our ballots on Election Day,” Meno said. “And that it’s absolutely necessary that ‘We the People’ hold officials accountable.”In addition to donating and volunteering, people are turning out at protests and marches. More than 500,000 attended the Women’s March On Washington, and 17,000 were at the sister march in Raleigh.A big crowd is expected on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street March in Raleigh, which will involve more than 200 organizations.last_img read more

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Mzansi Soul Search

first_img“We are a people who are proudly defined by Ubuntu, diversity, innovation and creativity. It was the South African ‘can do’ attitude and commitment that was at the heart of the World Cup success. There is no turning back, as we continue to define and showcase who we are as a nation to the world. Our ‘South Africanness’ opens up a lifetime of possibilities for us all.” – Miller Matola, CEO: Brand South AfricaClick here to submit your story.last_img

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South Africa top of test cricket world

first_imgPhilander had done the trick. South Africa had won the match, the series, and ascended to number one in the world rankings. Man of the matchThe man of the match at Lords, though, was Vernon Philander, who showed his all-round ability at test level for the first time. In South Africa’s first innings of 309 all out, he and JP Duminy shared the top score of 61, and he followed that up with 35, which was the third-highest score in the Proteas’ second knock. Former England captain Michael Atherton, at the post-match presentations, asked Smith about where he thought the difference was between the teams. “Moments like this make cricket what it is. It’s a great advert for test cricket, the way the game unfolded. It’s just a fantastic day for us,” Amla said in his post-match interview. “South Africa were the better side, not just in this test match, but over the course of the series and they thoroughly deserve their victory,” England captain Andrew Strauss said in a post-match interview. Just before the post-match presentations, Smith had written a message on his shirt for Mark Boucher, who had been forced out of the series by a career-ending eye injury. He explained it to Atherton. “I know that he is watching,” he said to cheers from the crowd. Terrific fightbackEngland, though, fought back terrifically, with Jonny Bairstow, called up in place of the controversial Kevin Pietersen, following up his first innings’ top score of 95 with a sparkling 54 off only 47 balls. Jonathan Trott also showed attacking intent, making 63, before Dale Steyn removed him. “It’s a message from all of us. He’s been an integral part of the Proteas for 147 games. This was meant to be his 150th test match, so we really wanted to let him know that he’s here with us today and this series victory was for him and everything he’s done for the Proteas.” His 121 in the second innings at Lords, the highest score in the match, was crucial to South Africa’s 51-run victory. After Philander had reduced them to 16 for 2 on Sunday, that task looked as if it would be beyond them. When he added the wicket of Ian Bell for four, with the total on 34 on Monday, it appeared the game wouldn’t become much of a contest. ‘A great feeling’Looking back on the tour of England, he added: “It’s a long two months here for this test series – three test matches – it’s a long time to stay mentally focused and to deal with the pressure of playing England in England, and to have won the series 2-0 is a great feeling.” “Yeah, I’m not even the second best batsman in my team, so I don’t think the rankings really matter too much, but I’m just glad to be doing well for the team,” the ever-modest Amla replied. Man of the seriesHashim Amla was named man of the series. Not only was his total of 482 runs over 200 runs more than any other batsman on either side managed in the series, his 311 in the first test was better than any other batsman managed in the entire series. 21 August 2012South Africa celebrated Graeme Smith’s world record-equalling 93rd test as captain with a 51-run victory over England at Lords on Monday, which secured the number one ranking in test cricket for the Proteas. England, who led by six runs on the first innings, had been set a challenging 346 for victory after South Africa posted 351 in their second innings. Atherton pointed out that Amla is now number two in the test batting rankings and number one in the one-day international rankings. “You’ve come a long way,” he suggested. On top of that, he was the toughest bowler to get away throughout the match, and the game’s most successful bowler, claiming 2 for 48 in 24 overs in the first innings and 5 for 30 in the second off 14.5 overs. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Facing an old ball, but with the threat of a new one on the way, the pair played their shots, including some superb reverse sweeps by Prior off of the leg-spinner Imran Tahir. As they bravely challenged the Proteas’ bowlers, so the vocal support of the crowd picked up. With the score on 282, James Anderson joined Prior in the middle. The wicketkeeper, the established man at the crease, had to continue playing his shots and that led to him finding a thick outside edge as he attempted to drive. Sprinting in from deep, Duminy took the catch and it seemed the match was in the bag for South Africa at last. ‘They deserve every accolade’“The entire squad, including all the players and team management, deserve every accolade they will undoubtedly receive,’ Cricket South Africa Acting CEO Jacques Faul said in a statement. Partnership brokenAfter the pair had added 74 runs, the partnership was finally broken. A moment’s hesitation by Swann on a quick run did him in as Jacques Rudolph fired the ball in to Tahir, who threw down the stumps from a metre away to just beat Swann’s attempt to make it into the crease. Turned to PhilanderFinally, the new ball arrived, but Prior, looking solid, managed a ferocious four off Steyn’s first over. Proteas’ skipper Smith turned to Philander to make a breakthrough. The very next delivery, to last man in Steven Finn, went to second slip where Jacques Kallis bagged the catch to end the contest and the series. More drama followed, however, as umpire Simon Taufel asked for a review of Morne Morkel’s delivery and the slo-mo revealed the big fast bowler had overstepped and sent down a no ball. Prior, who had almost reached the boundary, was called back and returned to the crease to rowdy cheers from the crowd. “I think we were able to post totals in this series,” Smith said. “We were able to build partnerships and get scores on the board that were substantial and allowed our bowlers to bowl with maybe a bit more freedom, and allowed them to attack and get the rewards.” “They have made the entire country extremely proud and it has been a wonderful period for South African sport coming after the impressive performance of Team SA at the Olympic Games and Ernie Els’s victory at the British Open Golf Championship.” Then Matt Prior and Stuart Broad took the game to the Proteas. Broad, playing with gay abandon, was always likely to offer an opportunity or two and he was eventually dismissed for 37, caught by Amla off the bowling of Kallis. Unfortunately for South Africa the onslaught did not slow, it grew as Graeme Swann joined Prior out in the middle. With his fourth ball, he nipped one away and found the edge of Prior’s bat to all but wrap up the series as the wicketkeeper departed for a very well played 73.last_img read more

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I’ve realised if you are against IPL, then you are also against ICC: PCB chief

first_imgIndia are likely to play Pakistan in a bliateral cricket series in December this yearPakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday said that the BCCI top brass voiced their reservations about Ten Sports being the official broadcasters if the first of the proposed series happens in the United Arab Emirates.Ten Sports which is backed by Essel Group owner Subhas Chandra has had run-ins with BCCI after they started now defunct rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) and are again planning to walk the same route.The Indian Cricket Board doesn’t want any kind of working relationship where Essel group is involved.The PCB supremo was back home after holding a series of discussions with top BCCI officials including president Jagmohan Dalmiya, secretary Anurag Thakur and union finance minister and BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley to discuss on resumption of bilateral series between the two nations.”BCCI (top officials) says that it’s a problem since Ten Sports has broadcasting rights. They said that Ten Sports wants to start a rebel league against IPL. Now I am made to understand that if you are against IPL, then you are against ICC also. So Ten Sports is the problem,” Shaharyar told local media on his arrival.It has been learnt that BCCI is keen to hold the first series in India and in that case Star Sports will be airing the matches live.We’re open to discuss venue with IndiaThe PCB chief has revealed that he was open to other proposals from the BCCI regarding the venue of the proposed Indo-Pak series though the PCB would favour holding it at the United Arab Emirates.advertisementKhan, who recently visited India to make a strong case for revival of cricket ties between the two countries, told ‘Geo Super’ channel that the PCB would think over other venues than UAE once the BCCI officials intimate them regarding this in writing.BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the series proposed to be played in December could also be held in India.”So far the Indian Board officials have not given anything in writing that they want the series to be played at some other venue. When they do, we will look at it as well,” he said.Khan said that the PCB had clearly mentioned UAE as the venue for the first of a package of six series signed between the two Boards last year in shape of a MoU.”We have clearly mentioned UAE in the MoU. But if the Indian Board officials have something else to say, they can do it in writing,” he added.last_img read more

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Supporting cast giving Buckeyes best act

Opposing teams might be afraid of Ohio State’s combo of Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis, but it is actually the other players on the team they should be cowering from. Lavender has been a mainstay at center for OSU for nearly three seasons. The addition of the sophomore guard Prahalis, who threw a coming-out party at Michigan State last Sunday, has made OSU a mountain too tall to climb for most opponents.“[Lavender’s] sophomore year, I don’t think she played with someone with the ball-handling ability of Sammy [Prahalis],” head coach Jim Foster said. “Those two run the pick and roll like two savvy NBA veterans.”Tonight’s opponent, Illinois, has already witnessed this power first-hand.Although Lavender and Prahalis combined for 45 of OSU’s 76 points at Illinois on Dec. 28 and 52 of 65 at MSU, that is not the story of the whole season. In fact, the reason for their success lies in the hands of a few other role players on the team.“[An important thing is] playing your role on the team. My role has changed since high school,” freshman guard Tayler Hill said. “It’s a team effort when you get to college.”OSU’s main threat is the 3-point field goal, not the inside game of Lavender. OSU ranks eighth in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage mostly because of two players, senior forward Sarah Schulze and junior guard Brittany Johnson.Both starters are deadly from behind the arc. Schulze is 31 of 67 (46.3 percent) on the year and Johnson is 36 of 71 (50.7 percent).Their presence on the floor forces opponents to play man-to-man defense, which gives Lavender the ability to dominate in the paint and Prahalis her chance to drive the lane.“A team may initially double team, but because you can kick it out and [the other players on the floor are] knocking down shots it just makes me a better player because I get that one-on-one post opportunity,” said Lavender. She had 31 points against Illinois on Dec. 28.The third role player is also a familiar name to Big Ten fans, guard Shavelle Little, the reigning two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.When Little comes off the bench, she changes the game instantly with her ability to steal the ball and shut down opposing players. The defensive specialist leads the Buckeyes in steals with 31 on the season, eight of which came against Illinois in their last meeting.The last piece of the puzzle is no less important than the other three. Senior center Andrea Walker is having a phenomenal season off the bench.Walker is Lavender’s replacement when she is off the floor and her 6-foot-5-inch partner in crime when both are on the floor, allowing them to steal control of the paint from any player. They have already handled tough opponents this year. Illinois’ leading scorer, center Jenna Smith, was held to only 11 points against Lavender and Walker and MSU center Allyssa Dehaan was limited to only four rebounds, despite her 6-foot-9-inch frame.“We prefer to play basketball and some teams like to wrestle, but the fact of the matter is we can pull up our sleeves and wrestle,” coach Foster said.Even though Walker only plays an average of 13 minutes per game, she is still tied for the team lead in blocks with Lavender at 20, and she averages 4.4 rebounds per game, the same rate at which Lavender rebounds.These four players along with the rest of the team make the dominance of Lavender and Prahalis possible by spreading the floor, creating turnovers, changing the pace of the game and allowing them to rest on the bench without losing control of the game.“I think everybody is starting to really understand their roles and how you can help this team by playing in that role,” Lavender said. “Players are more accepting of the role they are playing in and it makes for a better team.”OSU defeated Illinois 76-47 on the Illini’s home court in Champaign, Ill. last December. The perfect team chemistry of the Buckeyes was too much for Illinois once already this season and the Buckeyes are hoping to make that twice Thursday night. read more

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Gallery Mens Basketball at Michigan State

The Ohio State Men’s Basketball team played Michigan State on Feb. 17 at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Mich. Ohio State lost 44-62. Photos by Casey Cascaldo Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) attempts a shot in the first half of the game against Michigan State on Feb. 17. Ohio State lost 44-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor

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Van Dijk delighted with first Holland goal

first_imgNewly-appointed Holland captain Virgil van Dijk took to social media express his delight in scoring his maiden goal at international level in their 3-0 win over PortugalThe Liverpool defender was announced as the captain for the side by the new coach Ronald Koeman, who had also managed Van Dijk at Southampton.After a disappointing first match as captain in their 1-0 defeat against England, Van Dijk lead the side to a 3-0 win over Euro 2016 Champions Portugal with the 26 year-old getting on the score-sheet himself with a well-taken volley for Holland’s third of the game.“Great time away with the national team. Really happy overall with the work we put in as a group during the international break capped off by a fantastic result last night against Portugal! What a feeling to score my first goal for my country too!” wrote Van Dijk on Instagram.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…last_img read more

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Low content with Germanys goalless draw with France

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low says that he can “live” with their goalless draw against FranceDie Mannschaft put in a battling display against the side that dethroned them as world champions in Thursday’s UEFA Nations League game at Munich.But Germany were made to settle for a goalless draw after France’s third-choice goalkeeper Alphonse Areola denied Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller and Matthias Ginter.The 25-year-old made a total of six saves to deny Germany.“After our disappointing World Cup, we tried to turn over a new leaf,” said Low, according to BT Sport.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Against Mexico (at Russia 2018), in particular, we were left exposed to counter-attacks and we stopped France from doing that.“We had two or three really good chances and you rarely get so many chances versus a world champion.“So I am pleased with the strong running and fighting qualities of the team. We were compact and well organised. I can live with the result and our performance.”Germany will next face Peru in a friendly on Sunday.last_img read more

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