ND student faces felony charges after attempted stabbing

first_imgThe Notre Dame student who attempted to stab another student in a dorm room earlier this week was charged Wednesday by the county prosecutor. Sophomore Vanessa Cabello was charged with attempted battery, according to the affidavit posted on WNDU’s website. The offense is a class C felony, which is punishable by a maximum sentence of six to eight years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Cabello attempted to stab a male student acquaintance in a Siegfried Hall dorm room Sunday. After a short struggle, the male student was able to take control of the knife and locked Cabello in the room until Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) arrived, the affidavit stated. Cabello told police the male student had sexually assaulted her in her dorm room on Nov. 20, but she had not reported the incident to authorities or sought medical treatment. She also declined medical treatment following the incident on Sunday. The male student said the sex was consensual. The Observer is not naming the male student because he is the alleged victim of a crime, and has not been charged with a crime related to Cabello’s allegations of sexual assault. University Spokesman Dennis Brown released a statement on behalf of the University on Wednesday evening. “Notre Dame is deeply troubled by these events and continues to take all appropriate action to ensure the safety of everyone involved and hold accountable those who have violated the law and/or University policy,” the statement said.  “Whenever the University is made aware of a sexual assault allegation, we take the report seriously and conduct a prompt and thorough investigation.” Cabello told police she went to the male’s room Sunday to discuss frustration she had felt toward him since the alleged sexual assault. She said she brought the knife as “self-defense,” according to the affidavit. Police saw “superficial cuts” on Cabello’s wrists when they entered the room Sunday, but Cabello said the male student had not threatened or struck her in the past or during the incident in his room. University Spokesman Dennis Brown declined to comment on the status of Cabello’s enrollment at Notre Dame, but said the University reserves the right “to temporarily dismiss any student who is charged with a felony.” Brown said the University did not issue an email alert to the student body, as is customary in incidents of crime against students, because NDSP mitigated the threat in a prompt manner. “A timely warning was not issued because the alleged assailant was immediately detained by NDSP and therefore was not a threat to the community,” he said. The University statement said the circumstances leading to the charges against Cabello were “immediately and thoroughly” investigated by NDSP and turned over to local law enforcement. “The University has and will continue to work with the authorities as this matter proceeds through the criminal justice system,” the statement said.last_img read more

COVID-19 helps create new normal in online shopping: Survey

first_imgTopics : “E-commerce platforms are receiving a new cohort of consumers during the pandemic which enables such growth,” Redseer Southeast Asia partner Roshan Raj Behera told The Jakarta Post on Monday.He went on to say that around 30 percent of the survey respondents said they were new to online marketplaces, 40 percent of whom said they would keep using e-commerce after the outbreak was over.“Even when the macroeconomic situation still looking bad but the pandemic is under control and there is no second wave, people have hope and are more likely to continue to spend,” Behera said.He added that the number of e-commerce users may decline within the next few weeks as the government began to ease social distancing measures, enabling people to go out including to shop. However, consumers will use e-commerce platforms again in the fourth quarter due to events such as Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas), which falls in December.  Similarly, Redseer Southeast Asia director Marigank Gutgutia said the fourth quarter was very important to Indonesian e-commerce as more online shopping events would be held to attract new users, which rolled out to the first quarter of 2020.“Our interviews with consumers reveal that there are also a lot of new consumers in groceries e-commerce,” he said, adding that more than half of the respondents had tried an e-groceries platform during the pandemic.Homegrown e-groceries marketplaces have been thriving since the COVID-19 outbreak in March as people avoid shopping in supermarkets.Gutgutia went on to say that electronics had been a key growth contributor across e-commerce platforms, but during the first quarter of 2020 categories such as beauty, fashion and personal care had been on the rise.Redseer forecast that household appliances and personal care products were expected to be the leading growth categories over the short to medium term driven by the impact of COVID-19.It further calculated that e-groceries gross merchandise value (GMV) would grow 400 percent this year, while beauty and personal care would grow 80 percent, fashion 40 percent while electronics would grow 20 percent.“We are also seeing market behavior changes. People usually use online marketplace to buy electronics but now they are buying daily needs such as personal care and food,” said Bukalapak’s display marketing head Anugrah Mardi Honesty during a webinar on Tuesday.He went on to say that in an attempt to leverage the demand and increase profitability, Bukalapak has been partnering with fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands.Similarly, unicorn e-commerce firm Tokopedia noted that health and personal care sales had tripled in March and the number of sellers within that category had more than doubled in the same month.Tokopedia’s external communication senior lead Ekhel Chandra Wijaya said that health, household supplies and food and beverages had been the top selling categories since March.“Hand sanitizer, vitamins and face masks are definitely the most sought-after health products during the pandemic,” he said.The Redseer survey also showed that 70 percent of online sellers in Indonesia expect the effect of COVID-19 on the industry to last less than two months, or until around July.A similar survey by the Mobile Marketing Association also showed that e-commerce and the FMCG sectors were among the most optimistic about their industry’s ability to recover rapidly from the outbreak.center_img The COVID-19 outbreak, which has disrupted almost all business sectors in the country, has had a positive impact on the e-commerce sector as the virus has created a new normal in online shopping habits, a survey indicates.A recent survey by management consulting company Redseer showed that Indonesia’s e-commerce growth trajectory would remain positive with an expected 50 percent year-on-year growth to reach US$35 billion this year from $23 billion in 2019.The e-Conomy SEA 2019 report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company even predicted that Indonesia’s internet economy was well on track to cross the $130 billion mark by 2025.last_img read more

Walking fourth in Haydock Oaks

first_img The race was dominated by John Gosden, who provided the first two, with Pomology beating stablemate Sultanina. Both fillies were unbeaten going into the race, but all Pomology’s three wins came last season, while Sultanina had not run at two and three yet won both her races this year. The result looked signed and sealed some way out, as Pomology (8-1) was cantering all over the opposition two furlongs from home and eased into the lead before being pushed out by Graham Lee to beat Sultanina by two and a quarter lengths. Gosden said: “She’s a nice filly, she hadn’t been working particularly well but it’s different on the track sometimes. The other filly found the ground a bit sticky for her, they were labouring in it a bit.” Lee, riding his first Group Two winner as a Flat jockey, said: “That was nice. I spoke to Mr Gosden earlier, he told me to ride her as I found her and if the ground was too soft not to be too hard on her on her first run back. “She gave me a great ride, she kept it simple – she jumped, travelled and lengthened. It’s nice to sit on a horse of that calibre.” Johnny Murtagh’s filly We’ll Go Walking put up a gutsy show to finish fourth in the bet365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock Park. Third in the Warwickshire Oaks at Nottingham on her previous start, the four-year-old was sent off a 20-1 outsider and Shane Kelly set out to make all the running in the Group Two contest. We’ll Go Walking was six lengths clear in mid-race, but she was hauled in coming down the straight and looked as if she would be swamped, but she stuck on gamely and wasn’t far behind last season’s Epsom Oaks winner Talent, the third home, at the line. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

RHT Pepsi U-19 ‘A’ beats Young Warriors by 64 runs

first_imgThe Rose Hall Town Pepsi ‘A’ Under-19 team on Saturday last played arch rivals Young Warriors of Cumberland and easily defeated them by 64 runs at the Hampshire Cricket Ground. The 40-overs per side match was witnessed by a fair-sized crowd.Batting first after winning the toss, Rose Hall Town Pepsi ‘A’ was given a solid opening stand by National Under-19 player Kevin Sinclair and National Under-17 player Junior Sinclair. The pair added 115 for the first wicket in 17 overs, with Kevin Sinclair playing the attacking role.Junior Sinclair was the first batsman to be dismissed for 25, stumped off left arm spinner, Trevon Stanislaus. Kevin Sinclair was joined by Chanderpaul Govindan and together they added 30 for the 2nd wicket, before Sinclair was bowled for a well-played 90.Ramdehol, then dismissed Keith Simpson (14) and Joel Pike (00) to leave Rose Hall Town Pepsi at 170 for 4, but Govindan batted brilliantly along with Kevlon Anderson (15) and Jonathan Rampersaud (16) to take their team to an imposing 268-8 off 40 overs.Govindan ended with 65 off 68 balls.Bowling for Young Warriors, Rovendan Nippaih took 2 -12, Ramdehol took 3 wickets for 45 and Trevon Stanislaus supported with 1-60.Young Warriors suffered an early set back when Jeran France was bowled off the inside edge by pacer, Joshua Wilson for 01 in the second over.The left-handed Stanislaus joined Ramdehol and together they added 60 for the 2nd wicket off 12 overs, before off-spinner Kevin Sinclair had Ramdehol LBW for 24.National Junior Cricketer, Garfield Benjamin, was then caught at the wicket of Sinclair for a second ball duck, but Stanislaus, batted through the innings to remain unbeaten on 57 from 103 balls.Stanislaus received support from national players, Carlton Gilgeous (36) and Leon Swammy (16) as the Rose Hall Town Pepsi spinners kept the visitors on a tight rein.Kevin Sinclair took 2 for 24, Keith Simpson bagged 4-26 with Joshua Wilson and Kevlon Anderson each taking one wicket each.last_img read more

Must win situation for Nelson Leafs

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsIn years past the Nelson Leafs have faced must win games — but against Grand Forks, a team the coaching staff generally gives the back-up goalie the start and an opportunity for the players to improve the individual stats?However, when your record is 5-8 and 10 points from the top of the division, every game, especially against a team lower in the standings, are, well you guessed it, a must-win game.The struggling Nelson, losers of two straight and three of its last five games, face the Border Bruins Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“There are huge games coming up,” said Leaf sniper Adrian Moyls when asked about the weekend tilts against Grand Forks and Sunday in Spokane. “These games are going to be crucial to our year.”
 Nelson is a not-very-good 1-1 against the perennial Murdoch Division bottom feeders from Grand Forks.The Leafs received a rude awakening to start the season when the Bruins scored six power play goals en route to a 6-2 victory. Nelson managed some revenge, thanks to a four-point night from Gavin Currie, to take the rematch 8-3.One aspect the game the Leafs may want to improve if the club wants to make a run in the Murdoch Division is the power play. The club is a dismal 1-for-31 with the man advantage in October.“Our power play has got to get going,” Moyls admitted, one of the many Leaf forwards with no power play goals. “Right now there’s no finish. It’s getting better but right now it’s not good enough.”Grand Forks just might be what the doctor ordered to help the Leafs regain some confidence. The Boundary City squad had one win in its last ten games, and has allowed league-high 5.30 goals per game this season — perfect medicine for a team that scores 2.70 goals per game.Sunday Nelson travels to the Lilac City to meet the red-hot Braves. Spokane had reeled off six straight wins before the Fernie Ghostriders cooled the Braves with a 7-4 victory.LEAGUE NOTES: Spencer Brodt of the Rebels has a few more games to sit on his four-game suspension for a gross misconduct during an October 9 home contest against Beaver Valley. . . .Brodt’s teammate Adam Smith and Ryan Schibler of the Bruins received one-game suspensions for earning game misconducts in the last 10 minutes of the game October 16. . . .Taylor House and Stefan Jensen of Osoyoos lead the KIJHL in scoring, respectively. Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar is third. [email protected]last_img read more

Devastating for Marco Reus – reports claim Dortmund forward faces six months out

first_imgMarco Reus got his hands on his first piece of major silverware with Borussia Dortmund yesterday, but there may have been devastating news for the forward.The 27-year-old was forced off at half-time during Dortmund’s 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final – a competition he’d finished as runner-up on three occasions previously – and Bild claim he could be out for six months with cruciate ligament damage.Speaking to ARD during BVB’s post-match celebrations, Reus said: “Maybe it’s a bit of anterior cruciate ligament. You’ll have to ask the doctor. It doesn’t matter today”.His career has been spoiled by injuries, and if it is confirmed that he has torn his ACL, again his place in a major international tournament will be in doubt, with the 2018 World Cup to come next summer. Marco Reus could be out for six months 1last_img read more

Doherty hits out at planned cuts to disability and elderly services

first_imgNewly-revealed plans by the HSE to make cuts to disabilities, older persons and acute hospital services have been met with strong criticism.Freedom of Information requests by Sinn Féin have revealed that a HSE budget oversight group was exploring ways to ‘break even’ in the areas of Disabilities, Older Persons and Acute Hospitals.There have been calls for the full saving measures to be made public. Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “The HSE recently revealed that it had set up a budget oversight group with officials from the Departments of Health and Public Expenditure & Reform to control health spending and staffing levels in response to recent overruns.“In response to an FOI request made by Sinn Féin for all records relating to this new oversight group, we received monthly minutes of meetings between HSE and department officials.“The documents reveal that the Government plans to control spending by making cuts to essential services.“At a meeting held on 27 May, officials stated that there were further ‘saving actions’ required with respect to ‘Disabilities, Older Persons and Acute Hospitals in order to break even’.” The Sinn Féin FOI request was denied certain parts of information on the budget oversight group’s plans.Pearse Doherty is now calling for full transparency on the cost-cutting measures:“It is clear from the documents we received that these saving measures include the ‘low hanging fruit’ of disability and older person services, such as the training allowance for school-leavers with disabilities that is due to be axed in September,” Deputy Doherty said.He added that it should be the taxpayer’s right to know how the health service’s money is being spent and what cost-saving exercises are being taken.“I am appealing this decision and call on the Government to release these documents immediately in the public interest.” Doherty hits out at planned cuts to disability and elderly services was last modified: August 6th, 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:foihealth serviceHSEPearse Doherty TDlast_img read more

QPR legend hits out at United boss

first_imgComments made on Twitter by popular former QPR defender Bob Hazell are reported in today’s Daily Mirror.Hazell hit out at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson for criticising Rio Ferdinand and other players for refusing to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt at the weekend.“My admiration for Joleon Lescott, Jason Roberts and Rio Ferdinand having the balls to take a stand, where I and my generation of cowards never would,” Hazell tweeted.“Me & my generation spoke about “ignoring it” and claimed “it inspires us to play better”. We never spoke of feeling hurt devalued and f****** angry.“It should be support through choice. Sir Alex Ferguson has not experienced what these guys have so he has no right to demand they support.”Meanwhile, The Daily Mail say QPR chairman Tony Fernandes will show his support for manager Mark Hughes by making a special trip to London for Saturday’s game with Arsenal.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Eagles in control at midway point

first_imgIf the first half of the season is any indication, the Humboldt Eagles 17-under American Legion team will be hard to stop again this summer.The Eagles feature players from Eureka High and St. Bernard’s, the two local league champions this past spring, and have been the most dominant of all the summer legion and semi-pro teams in the area this year.They have lost just once to 17-under opponents and have stormed their way to an impressive 23-2 record.“I’m ecstatic about the way the guys are …last_img read more

The UK vote to leave the EU will mean higher airfares

first_imgThe people of the United Kingdom have voted for higher airfares with their decision to leave the EU?The vote to leave the EU will almost certainly mean the rock bottom fare bonanza enjoyed by tens of millions will be over for flights to Europe.easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou told the UK’s Daily Mail Tuesday that it’s very possible the routes between the UK and Europe will become more expensive.”It is certainly not my place to tell people how to vote, but it is very possible that — in a post-Brexit Europe — a more restrictive aviation environment would mean fewer flights from the UK to Europe and hence less competition between airlines,” Haji-Ioannou told the Daily Mail. “That in turn would mean higher air fares so that the price of a family holiday to the (Mediterranean) will go back up again to levels last seen in the 1980s.”And easyjet is looking to move a separate business unit to Europe if the UK votes out.At the same time the CEO and founder of Ryanair has been more vocal urging UK voters to stay in the EU.In May Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary told media that being in the EU has enabled cheaper flights for Britons.While Ryanair is based in Ireland, much of its business is from UK airports to Europe.Without a doubt the biggest benefit  for airlines and passengers from EU membership is in the area of traffic rights.Any airline owned and controlled by nationals of EU member states is free to operate anywhere within the EU without restrictions on capacity, frequency or pricing.  This gives customers a competitivey priced choice of destinations and impressive flight frequency to match. An EU exit means customers using smaller airports like Cardiff, Aberdeen, Newscastle and Liverpool could be served by less flights from EU countries and cop a resultant airfare increase as the competition falls away. According to CAPA, the creation of the liberalised internal aviation market was one of the most important catalysts behind the rapid development of LCCs in Europe in the 1990s. Today, the extensive pan-European networks of Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling, Norwegian and others are built upon this free access.Of course, Norway is not part of the European Union, but Norwegian has equal access to the internal European market for air transport, thanks to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA).Monarch Airines says that free trade agreements within the EU are what made low fares possible and argues that an EU exit would be “extremely damaging to UK aviation and the UK travel industry.”The exact effect on fares and traffic would depend on the air service agreements that results but according to experts one thing that is for sure is that fares will rise. In addition to this, the Pound may also be worse off against the Euro so overall the cost of a holiday would increase significantly. To try and minimise impacts on aviation if the UK were to exit, one option could be that the UK retains its access to the free aviation market by negotiating participation in the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA), an agreement which allows Norway, Iceland, Croatia and other states equal access.According to CAPA, the Agreement provides for expansion of the ECAA to include other countries that are happy with two broad conditions. Firstly, they must be prepared to accept EU aviation laws and, secondly, they must establish a “framework of close economic cooperation, such as an Association Agreement” with the EU.It may seem reasonable to assume that the UK would be prepared to continue to accept EU aviation laws, since it does currently. A similar logic would also suggest that the UK would establish continued close economic cooperation with the EU as Norway has done.Read CAPA’s report herelast_img read more