The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested deputy superintendent of the Amphalla prison, Jammu, for “assisting a Hizbul Mujahideen militant inside a jail in 2017 to send youth for arms training in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).”An NIA spokesman said Feroze Ahmad Lone, posted as deputy jail superintendent in the Central Jail Srinagar in 2017, “actively assisted Hizbul Mujahideen militant Ishaq Palla, then lodged in the jail, to motivate two youth to take up arms training in PoK.”The spokesman said Suhail Ahmad Bhat and Danish Ghulam Lone were arrested when they were planning to travel to PoK for arms training “for waging war against the state.” “They were motivated by Palla, who was instrumental in hatching the conspiracy from the jail. In this conspiracy, he was actively assisted by Lone. The conspiracy meeting at the Central prison Srinagar was held on October 25, 2017,” said the NIA. He said the accused persons were in contact with each other through blackberry messenger during the whole of October before they were apprehended by the police on October 30, 2017.“The investigation is continuing to unearth the larger conspiracy,” said the spokesman.Candidates warnedMeanwhile, the Hizbul Mujahideen on Tuesday warned people against participating in the upcoming panchayat polls in J&K.“Our (militant) families are targeted these days to prepare the ground for the panchayat polls. We warn candidates that they should buy shroud too when they fill the form for the polls,” said Riyaz Naikoo, ‘operational commander’, in a 12-minute audio released online.He said the outfit have “procured hydrochloric and sulphuric acid for people who are planning to contest elections.” The militant ‘commander’ asked shopkeepers to remove CCTV cameras. “We do not want the activities of militants to be recorded on the cameras,” said Naikoo.
By Jonathan AgnewTHE debate surrounding England’s fascinating four-wicket defeat by West Indies in the first Test in Southampton will centre on the home side’s decision to omit Stuart Broad.Clearly, Broad’s absence was a factor, because I do not believe England chose their strongest side given the conditions.If he had been playing, England may well have taken the chance to bowl first in murky weather on Wednesday, and subsequently gone on to win.However, they are all ifs, buts and maybes, so we must make a judgement from what we have seen on the field.England were 204 all out in the first innings, lost five wickets for 30 runs in the second, and missed four opportunities to take wickets on the final afternoon.That first-innings return was not enough. Given West Indies’ margin of victory, England may only have needed another 70 or 80 runs to have run out as victors.At the time, the total was hard to assess, because England were dodging showers and feeling their way back after the coronavirus lay-off.But West Indies showed it to be inadequate by the way they were willing to knuckle down and grind out a sizable lead.Even then, England could have got out of jail by taking their chances on Sunday. Of those missed, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler’s leg-side drop of Jermaine Blackwood and Zak Crawley’s fluffed attempt at a run-out are particularly hard to explain.Reprieved, Blackwood reined in his game to play an innings of remarkable discipline, helping West Indies to the type of win over England that is becoming a bit of a habit.We should not be surprised they have pulled this off. This is not the team that England beat with regularity 10 or 15 years ago.They showed at Headingley in 2017, and again in the Caribbean at the beginning of 2019 that they are a very fine team. Perhaps the only people that need convincing of that are their own supporters. West Indies are focused. They have a terrific set of fast bowlers and batsmen who can be flamboyant but are also willing to graft.Remember, they have come here without Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, two key men in their middle order.Not only that, but they faced the uncertainty of travelling from the Caribbean, which compared to the UK has been relatively unaffected by coronavirus. They had to quarantine for weeks, unable to set foot outside the Emirates Old Trafford ground, with only each other for company and nets to keep them occupied.That West Indies were then able to turn up in Southampton and deliver a performance of such professionalism speaks volumes for the way they are led by captain Jason Holder and coach Phil Simmons.(BBC Sport)
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoFor the fourth consecutive year, Wisconsin will be playing in a New Year’s Day bowl game in Florida against an opponent from the Southeast Conference.Unlike the past two years, however, the Badgers will not be playing in the Capital One Bowl.Following a 9-3 season that saw the Badgers go 5-3 in the Big Ten and finish fourth in the conference, Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Wednesday the team accepted a bid to play in the Outback Bowl.”We’re absolutely thrilled to be returning to Tampa for the Outback Bowl,” Alvarez said in a university release. “It has been a tremendous destination for us the previous three times we have been there. Our players and fans have always enjoyed the Tampa area and everything the bowl brings to the table.”In their four previous trips to the bowl — two when it was called the Outback Bowl, two when it was named the Hall of Fame Bowl — the Badgers have experienced little success, winning only once. In 2005, the last time Wisconsin played in the Outback Bowl, it suffered a 24-21 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.”Our entire team is excited to be returning to Florida for our fourth straight January bowl game,” Bielema said. “We’ve always heard terrific feedback from our fans who have followed us to Tampa in the past and I know we’ll have a big sea of red down there again.”We’re looking forward to the warm weather, hospitality and a great game on New Year’s Day.”Under normal circumstances, the Outback Bowl would not extend an invitation until after the Capital One Bowl chose its participants. However, because Wisconsin played in that Orlando bowl game the last two years, the decision was made by the Capital One Bowl selection committee, UW and the Big Ten to eliminate the Badgers from consideration.”It has been decided that it is in the best interests of all concerned to release the Badgers from Capital One Bowl consideration,” Selection Committee chair Tony Martin and bowl executive director Steve Hogan said in a release. “We believe this will help expedite the process of selecting a postseason destination for the University of Wisconsin and its fans.”Wisconsin’s opponent for the game is still yet to be determined because the final SEC standings are still subject to change. That should be cleared up by Sunday, however, following its championship game and the announcement of the final Bowl Championship Series standings.As of now, the most likely options for opponents would seem to be Florida and Tennessee, which plays LSU in the SEC Championship Game Saturday. If the Volunteers win, the Badgers would likely face the Gators. If Tennessee lose, it will then likely represent the SEC in the Outback Bowl.The Badgers have won nine of their last 12 bowl games, dating back to 1994, including a 6-2 record in Jan. 1 bowl games.
Shushanik Minasian, a graduate student studying journalism, said she enjoyed learning about Politico’s values and their expectations for journalists. Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown discussed the news outlet’s coverage of politics and stance on objectivity Tuesday. (Shaylee Navarro/Daily Trojan) Budoff Brown said that while journalists can have personal opinions on political issues, they must remain objective to uphold their journalistic integrity. “We’re under a media microscope,” Budoff Brown said. “If one of us screws up, it looks like all of us screwed up.” “[Budoff Brown’s] hope is to foster an understanding of politics in the digital era,” Bellantoni said. “She has inspired students to be the best in [the journalism] field.” Budoff Brown concluded by discussing her own values as a news reporter and how she ensures objectivity at Politico. Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown spoke about objectivity and today’s political climate to an audience of nearly 60 in Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday. The event was moderated by Annenberg Media Center Director Christina Bellantoni. Budoff Brown said it’s important for journalists to remain objective in their coverage because if one reporter shows bias, readers can lose trust in news. Budoff Brown discussed how Politico is different from other news outlets. Because of its focus on politics and policy, it hires journalists with varying political views but still expects unbiased reporting. “I want everyone to look at the media and believe it’s a credible institution,” Budoff Brown said. “I’m trying to do my part, There’s a time and a place for expression [and] opinion, and I think if you’re a reporter at Politico you know what our jam is.” “None of us are not biased,” Budoff Brown said. “I know that. I’m not asking people to curb all of their feelings, but I do want them to bring objectivity to [reporting].” “I’ve been really into Politico for a while,” Minasian said, “I’m interested in agenda and learning what people are up to in editorial rooms … I’m interested in how [Politico] structures their view of how they should report.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisPosen and Rogers City area fire departments responded to reports of the structure fire. High winds caused the flames to spread through house quickly. Sixty-nine–year–old victim Carole Orr was found inside the home after a search was conducted. The fire is not suspicious at this time. Investigation into the cause continues.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: fire, Orr, Posen, presque isle, PulawskiContinue ReadingPrevious From the gym to the range, Alpena Hall of Famer Donald Deadman is happy to helpNext Photo of the Day for Monday, May 20