Ipoh (Malaysia): Striker Mandeep Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick as India outplayed Canada 7-3 in a goal fest to set one foot on the summit clash of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Mandeep fired in three quick field goals (20th, 27th and 29th minutes), all of them coming in the second quarter, after Varun Kumar had given India the lead in the 12th minute of the high-scoring match. At the half time, India were 4-0 up in the match before Canada reduced the margin through a strike from Mark Pearson in the 35th minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAmit Rohidas (39th), Vivek Prasad (55th) and Nilakanta Sharma (58th) struck later to take the game beyond the reach of the Canadians who scored two late goals through Fin Boothroyd (50th) and James Wallace (57th). With the win, India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament, with three wins and a draw to top the round-robin league table with 10 points. They play their final league match against Poland on Friday. India showed progress match-by-match in the tournament with improved structure and discipline as they took on an unpredictable Canadian side. India had beaten Canada 5-1 in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar. India made an attacking start that put the opponents on the back-foot early in the match. A quick circle entry by Sumit Kumar Jr resulted to India winning a penalty corner in the 12th minute which was converted by Varun Kumar, scoring his third goal of the tournament. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia built on the momentum in the second quarter and made several circle entries. Sumit Kumar Jr once again created an opportunity when he sent a fine pass to Mandeep who simply had to deflect the ball into the goal, taking India’s lead to 2-0. In the following minute, Surender Kumar created a penalty corner for India but an alert Canadian goalkeeper made a good save off Amit Rohidas’ flick. India earned two more penalty corners in the following minutes but failed to convert them. Canada earned their first penalty corner in the 26th minute, but drag-flicker Gordon Johnston sent the ball wide. Continuing to use full-press to their advantage, India held their sway. Midfielder Kothajit Singh dispossessed a Canadian player to make a brilliant assist to Mandeep from the 25m mark. Mandeep made no mistake in sending it past Canada goalkeeper Antoni Kindler.
Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party supremo and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday claimed that around 70 per cent voters are happy in the state with the ruling Telugu Desam government, particularly welfare schemes.With only two days left for campaigning for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state, Chandrababu Naidu addressed party leaders on Monday morning through teleconference and said that all the surveys are in favour of Telugu Desam Party. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He asked the party leaders and cadre to work hard for the success of party in the elections. The TDP chief underlined the need to bring awareness on EVMs among the voters. Later in the day, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda joined the election campaign with Chandrababu Naidu in Krishna district. Deve Gowda began his speech by addressing Chandrababu as future Prime Minister of the country. Deve Gowda said that Chandrababu had worked hard to bring all regional parties on to one string to fight against the BJP. Former Prime Minister asked the people of Andhra Pradesh to vote TDP for the development of the state. He said that YSRCP leader Jagan Mohan Reddy is busy doing rounds to the courts and Chandrababu is working hard to develop the state in various aspects. Welcoming the judgement of the Supreme Court on VVPATs verification, Deve Gowda asserted that they will continue to fight to bring paper ballot.
Rabat – Two men, who allegedly attempted to rob an armored cash-transit truck in Tangier last week, were arrested by the police on Tuesday.According to media reports, two Moroccan men living in Belgium have been arrested in connection to the failed robbery attempt.From the perpetrators, the police confiscated firearms, a Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition in an apartment in down town Tangier. Last week, the armed robbers attacked an armored vehicle belonging to private security firm G4S at the Val Fleuri Avenue in Tangier.The robbers fired around 20 bullets and lobbed a Molotov cocktail as they tried to raid the cash security van.The would-be robbers fled the scene without taking anything, and the security guards accompanying the armored truck were not injured.An investigation has been launched to solve the case. A search is also underway for other suspected accomplices.The last week violence comes few months after another incident in Tangier in which an armored truck was targeted in a robbery.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Annebeth Rosenboom, Chief of the Treaty Section in the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), told reporters that although those figures are impressive, countries should and can do more to ensure they are putting into place all the provisions of the treaties and pacts under which they are now bound.“While significant achievements have been made in the development of the multilateral treaty framework, domestic implementation still needs to be improved,” she said, noting that this year’s theme stressed both participation and implementation.This year’s treaty event, the ninth in the series, will be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s General Debate at UN Headquarters in New York on 25-27 September and 1-2 October. The focus will be on 43 treaties that deal with peace, development and human rights.Ms. Rosenboom said “an impressive total of 1,278 treaty actions have been undertaken” during the annual event since it was initiated in 2000, but she added that none of the treaties being featured this year yet enjoyed the participation of all States.One of the featured treaties is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is designed to protect the rights of the estimated 650 million people worldwide who have disabilities.Although it has already garnered 102 signatories since March, the Convention will only take effect 30 days after the 20th country agrees to ratification. So far, five nations – Jamaica, Hungary, Croatia, Panama and Cuba – have ratified.UN official Thomas Schindlmayr, from the Convention’s Secretariat, told reporters that he was confident that the next 15 ratifications would be obtained soon and the treaty will be able to enter into force.He stressed the importance of the Convention given that people with disabilities are often among the most marginalized groups in the world.Several featured treaties this year focus on the need for nations to act decisively to prevent and mitigate violence against women.Christine Brautigam, Chief of the Women’s Rights Section of the Division for the Advancement of Women, warned that when States fail to hold the perpetrators of violence accountable, impunity persists and inequality and discrimination are reinforced.She called for the universal ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. Some 185 States are party to the Convention, but Iran, Nauru, Palau, Qatar, Tonga, Somalia, Sudan and the United States are not. 20 September 2007More than 40 countries have now indicated they plan to sign, ratify or accede to at least one international treaty over the next two weeks as part of the annual campaign to promote such conventions during the opening of the General Assembly session, a United Nations official said today.
The Horn of Africa nation is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis in which 3.2 million people, more than 40 per cent of the population, is in need of aid.This situation is likely to be compounded by the impending drought, which is already having a severe impact on the lives of people and livestock, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). In an update issued last week, OCHA noted that the harsh dry season continues to affect many parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland.Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, who just visited the capital, Mogadishu, yesterday, said the drought is just beginning but it is going to increase, and that people in some of the areas controlled by Al-Shabaab Islamic militants are demanding that international assistance be allowed to reach them. “The only answer to hunger is to get food,” he stated in an interview with UN Radio, adding that food is available but it is being denied to the population by the various restrictions.While some of the restrictions stem from insecurity, there also seems to be an “ideological rejection” of assistance from Western countries by Al-Shabaab. “We hope there will be a relaxation of this restriction to avert what is an impending crisis and a catastrophe of really serious proportions,” said Mr. Mahiga. Somalia – which has not had a functioning central government since 1991 – has been torn apart by decades of conflict and factional strife, more recently with Al-Shabaab. While in Mogadishu, Mr. Mahiga met with President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as well as Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, with whom he discussed the road map prepared by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).Under the Transitional Federal Charter, the interim authority’s mandate is set to expire this August. Several tasks remain to be completed such as continuing initiatives on reconciliation, building civilian and security institutions and the completion of the constitution-making process. 5 January 2011The top United Nations envoy for Somalia today urged that restrictions on aid delivery, partly owing to a rejection of Western assistance by Islamic militants, be lifted so that those who need help amid an impending drought can receive it.
TORONTO — A new survey suggests fewer Canadian employers expect to add more permanent full-time jobs in the second half of 2012 than they did in last year’s poll.The Harris Interactive survey found that 40% of hiring managers said they were planning to hire new permanent, full-time employees by the end of the year compared with 43% in the second half of 2011.The countrywide survey was conducted between May 14 and June 4 on behalf of website CareerBuilder Canada.Results from among 292 hiring managers and human resource professional contacted found that in addition to the 40% who expected to add high full-time employees, 22% planned to add part-time workers and 26% contract or temporary employees. Some 17% said they would take on interns.“Canada’s job market continues to grow with jobs opening up in a wide variety of functions and industries,” said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America.[np-related]“(But) while employers are more confident about their revenue prospects and expansion opportunities in the back half of 2012, they remain watchful of the global economic recovery and market dynamics in their own backyard,” he added.The survey found the major fields in which businesses plan to hire first are those directly impacting and supporting revenue and innovation.These include information technology (21%), customer service (21%) administrative (21%), sales (15%), accounting/finance (12%), business development (eight%) and marketing (8%).Meanwhile, increasing numbers of employers report they have created entirely new job functions within their organizations to respond to evolving business demands over the last five years.Among then, positions tied to storing and managing data (25%), social media (20%), financial regulation (18%), cyber security (12%), green energy and the environment (10%) and global relations (nine%).Harris Interactive, which also surveyed 552 full-time Canadian workers 18 years of age and older, found employees were feeling better about job prospects. In fact, three in 10 stated they were likely to leave their current jobs in the next 12 months.The competition for talent was also reflected in employer responses, with 44% acknowledging they were concerned about losing valued workers. More than a quarter of employers — 27% — said they had lost some of their top talent in the second quarter of 2012.CareerBuilder.ca, a job site in Canada, is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. , the Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company.
Site of iconic Toronto store Honest Ed’s sold to Vancouver developer TORONTO – Media reports say the site of the iconic Toronto discount store Honest Ed’s has been sold to a Vancouver-based luxury developer.The buyer is Westbank Properties, which built the Shangri-La hotels in Toronto and Vancouver.David Mirvish, who confirmed the sale Sunday night, says the deal will close later this year.He is the current owner of the property and son of the late Edwin (Honest Ed) Mirvish, who founded the store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets in 1948.David Mirvish told the Toronto Star that Westbank will rent the site and surrounding properties back to him for the next two to three years, while it decides what to do with the 1.8-hectare parcel.The financial details of the sale were not disclosed, but the Star says when Mirvish began looking for a buyer in July, the reported asking price was $100 million.Note to readers: CORRECTS store opening date AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 28, 2013 12:38 am MDT
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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A seaside town is to ban sex toys and blow-up dolls in public as part of a crack down on raucous hen parties which disrupt the peaceful resort.Drunk partygoers will be taken off trains before they even reach Tenby in Pembrokeshire, and people will not be allowed to flaunt sex toys in public.During most of the year, the town is home to 5,000 people.However, as partygoers flood in during the summer, it swells to 60,000.British Transport Police’s Sgt Steve Dawkins told The Sun: “Some have certain memorabilia that doesn’t want to be seen by families with children.“We want to nip this in the bud. Any lewdness or crudeness will be stamped out at the earliest opportunity.”A police officer from Tenby Insp Aled Davies told the paper: “In the past we have seen a minority of visitors cause trouble due to drinking too much alcohol.“Very often some have arrived by train already intoxicated. By this initiative we will also be able to stop people from getting on board in the first place.”The scheme is to run until the 28th August.
Google I/O is just around the corner, and some are predicting that a Samsung-built Nexus 11 tablet will be shown off at the event. Why? Because a set of hardware specifications have made their way onto the web courtesy of a leaked Samsung 2013 product roadmap.Three reported features of the Nexus 11 stand out. You’ve probably guessed one already: an 11-inch display. It might sound like a big change, but it’s really not. Screens are measured on the diagonal, so an 11-inch Nexus won’t necessarily be any harder to handle than the Nexus 10. Samsung will probably trim off a little excess bezel (but not so much as to make gripping tricky), and consumers will barely notice the difference.Next is the fact that the Nexus 11 is rumored to pack an Exynos 5410 processor. That’s the Samsung chip based on ARM’s big.LITTLE spec, and it features 8 total cores. Four are ARM Cortex-A15 powerhouses and the other four are efficient little Cortex-A7s. This should allow the Nexus 11 to deliver an excellent balance of power and performance — much better than the Nexus 10’s dual-core A15 chip.Here’s the real kicker: SamMobile is reporting that the Nexus 11 will have a microSD expansion slot. Yep. A Nexus device with a microSD slot. That’s enough to get Android die-hards salivating on its own. But let’s not get carried away: this is all speculation until we actually see a Nexus 11 and someone shows us where the card goes.Will the Nexus 11 actually show up at I/O? It’s hard to say. The original big screen Nexus slate — the Nexus 10 — wasn’t in attendance in 2012. It wasn’t announced until October and then went on sale in November.That’s not to say Google has a rigid release schedule to stick to. The Nexus 7 and 10 were launched at different times and the Nexus 7 was later refreshed with very little fanfare.
Le plus grand sanctuaire de requins créé dans le PacifiqueLe gouvernement des îles Marshall vient de créer le plus grand sanctuaire pour requins jamais mis en place. Situé dans l’océan Pacifique, il recouvre près de 2 millions de kilomètres carrés. Un tiers des espèces de requins sont aujourd’hui présentes sur la liste rouge des espèces menacées en raison d’une pêche croissante et d’une dégradation de leur habitat. Alors que les spécialistes ne cessent de tirer la sonnette d’alarme, les iles Marshall, un Etat de la Micronésie en Océanie a décidé de suivre les mesures prises par d’autres nations. Ainsi, le gouvernement vient tout juste de décréter l’ouverture du plus grand sanctuaire de requins jamais créé dans le monde.”En adoptant cette loi (de protection des requins), nous ne pouvions faire une plus grande déclaration de l’importance des requins dans notre culture, notre environnement et notre économie”, a expliqué le sénateur Tony deBrum qui a soutenu la loi face au parlement de Marshall. Il a également ajouté : “Nous sommes peut-être une petite île nation, mais nos eaux sont désormais la plus vaste étendue où sont protégées les requins”.Localisé dans l’océan Pacifique, cette zone protégée recouvre près de deux millions de mètres carrés, soit à peu près la taille de l’Indonésie, du Mexique ou de l’Arabie Saoudite et huit fois celle du Royaume-Uni. Elle dépasse ainsi le sanctuaire crée il y a deux ans par Palau et élève désormais l’étendue d’eau où sont préservés ces poissons à près de 4,6 millions de kilomètres carrés dans le monde.La pêche commerciale interdite Mais les îles Marshall ne se sont pas contentées de créer cette étendue et ont également mis en place une série de mesures pour la protéger. Elles ont ainsi interdit la pêche commerciale et la commercialisation de tout produit contenant des ingrédients issus de requins. De même, elle a ordonné que soient immédiatement libérés vivant les squales pêchés par erreur. En cas d’infraction, une amende de plus de 230.000 est prévue. “Nous saluons la République des îles Marshall pour avoir adopté la plus puissante législation que nous avons vue jusqu’ici et destinée à protéger les requins”, a déclaré Matt Ran, directeur du Pew Environment Group pour la conservation des squales. “Alors que les dirigeants reconnaissent l’importance de population saines de requins pour nos océans, l’impulsion pour protéger ces animaux continue de s’étendre à travers le monde”, a t-il également précisé, cité par BBC News. Une déclaration pour s’engager à protéger ces espèces À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)En effet le mois dernier, un groupe de huit pays incluant le Mexique, le Honduras, les Maldives ou encore le Nord des îles Mariannes a signé une déclaration annonçant qu’il comptait lutter pour davantage de protection de ces poissons sur le Globe. Un projet jugé indispensable tandis que les requins détiennent une place importante dans l’équilibre de la biodiversité marine. Si la création du sanctuaire constitue donc une nouvelle étape dans cette démarche, plusieurs pays ont néanmoins émis des doutes quant à la capacité des îles Marshall à surveiller une telle étendue d’océan.Le 4 octobre 2011 à 09:13 • Maxime Lambert
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Crisis negotiators Sunday talked a suicidal man from jumping from the Caples Road bridge over Salmon Creek in Brush Prairie.Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said deputies at 4:30 p.m. were looking for a man in his late 50s who had violated a no-contact order in a domestic violence case.Upon seeing deputies, Waddell said the man ran into brush and later was seen with a noose around his neck standing on an 8-inch conduit pipe with his hands on the bridge deck. The man was about 30 feet above the creek and the rope was about 7 feet long, Waddell said.Waddell said nine deputies and three Battle Ground police officers responded. Clark County Fire & Rescue sent an engine with three firefighters. Caples Road was blocked at the 16900 block.The Crisis Negotiation Team arrived with four negotiators.“Negotiators talked him into giving up about 6 p.m.,” Waddell said.Then, Waddell said, the man was “very cooperative.”He was taken to the Clark County Jail.Waddell said the man, whose name was not released, has a history of mental health problems.
Do you recognize this guy? He attempted to steal expensive merchandise from a #Davie Target in Nov 2018. He fled in a black Honda Civic. Call @crimestoppers2 954-493-TIPS (8477) or #DaviePolice 954-693-8200 if you have any information. pic.twitter.com/mfqvTwhhz2— Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) January 25, 2019Surveillance cameras captured the electronics in his shopping cart.According to police, the crook took off empty-handed in a black Honda Civic.If you have any information on this attempted theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Davie Police need the public’s help in identifying a man who tried stealing pricey electronics from a retail store.Police said the crook tried to shoplift a TV, drone and a hoverboard from a Target along the 5800 block of South University Drive, back in November.
According to a public announcement from ENSTAR, the contact number left on the notice does not belong to ENSTAR and the company never use orange door tags. If you ever have a question as to the authenticity of someone representing him/herself as an ENSTAR employee, ask for identification. ENSTAR employees carry an employee ID card with an employee ID number. ENSTAR employees are easily identified by the ENSTAR logo on their vehicle or clothing. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ENSTAR has received reports that an individual has been leaving orange disconnect notices from “Nstar” on front doors that threaten to shut off gas service unless a payment is made to the account. Contact ENSTAR customer service with questions or to verify an employee’s credentials at 907-277-5551. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-ENSTAR-Scam.mp3VmJennifer-on-ENSTAR-Scam.mp300:00RPd
Ongole: The Prakasam District Collector Dr Pola Bhaskara ordered the police and transport officials to take all necessary measeres to prevent the road accidents in the district, in the meeting held in the collectorate on Wednesday. The collector opined that awareness programmes on road safety and traffic rules should be conducted with main focus on youth. He ordered the deputy transport commissioner to implement guidelines perfectly to suspend the driving licenses also. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us He advised the officials to organise road safety and traffic rules awareness programmes to all license holders and see the rest areas identified along the national highways are utilised by the drivers. The collector ordered the police and RTO officials to see no one stops a vehicle at unapproved places on the national highways. He ordered them to identify the black spots where accidents are happening and geometrically improve them. He asked the RTO officials to keep rescue machinery always ready for use in case of accidents and to see proper lighting and signboards available on national highways. Also Read – Event management students of SPMVV exhibit talent Advertise With Us The collector conducted a review meet of the regulatory activities in the transport department and ordered them to conduct awareness programmes for various drivers to reduce road accidents in the district. The collector Bhaskara, SP Siddharth Kaushal inaugurated the ‘Wear Helmet- Save Lives’ poster after the meeting. The DTC Subbarao, MVI Gopi Naik, OMC Commissioner K Sakunthala, NH 16 technical manager Vidyavani, and other officials also participated in the meeting.
Kodangal/Nagarkurnool: Two persons were dead in two separate incidents in Kodangal and Nagarkurnool mandals on Wednesday.In the first incident, a young boy committed suicide by hanging to the ceiling at his residence in Narsapur village of Doulatabad mandal under Kodangal constituency. According to villagers, for some unknown reasons Jinigali Khaja (18), son of Madarappa, used to stay alone and always seemed depressed. For the last one week, he has been remaining aloof and did not even mingle with his friends as he used to do earlier. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us However, on Wednesday morning, when there was no one at home, Khaja bolted himself in a room and committed suicide by hanging to the ceiling. The details of his death are yet to be known as no one expected him to take such an extreme step. “We never expected our son will take such an extreme step. Though we found him dull for quite a sometime, we could never realise what was going on in his mind,” wept Madarappa, deceased’s father. The Doulatabad police registered a case and investigating the matter. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us In the second incident, Subbarao (23), a daily wager working at a construction site of Venkatadri Reservoir constructed under Palamuru Ranga Reddy Lift Irrigation project in Vattam village of Bijinepally mandal in Nagarkurnool district, accidentally fell in a water sump and drowned. By the time the authorities could rescue, he was declared dead. A case has been registered in the Bijinepally police station and the dead body was shifted to Nagarkurnool government hospital for necropsy.
Laura Skelding: O’Rourke/Douglas Young: Cruz (For The Texas Tribune)U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso (left), and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke is trending into new territory: the war on drugs.It is a familiar topic for O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman who has earned a national reputation as an advocate for marijuana legalization since his days on the El Paso City Council. Yet it hadn’t become an issue in the Senate contest until now, as Cruz, the Republican incumbent, ramps up his general election crusade to paint O’Rourke as too liberal for Texas. Cruz opened the new front Tuesday as he seized on a story published by the Daily Caller, a conservative news site, that claimed O’Rourke “once advocated for the legalization of all narcotics.” The story cited an episode on the El Paso City Council in 2009 where O’Rourke successfully — and controversially — amended a resolution about the war on drugs to urge for an “honest, open national debate on ending the prohibition on narcotics.”“Reasonable minds, perhaps, can differ on whether marijuana should be illegal, but what Congressman O’Rourke introduced was a resolution for the City Council to take up legalizing all narcotics, legalizing everything, legalizing heroin, legalizing deadly opioids,” Cruz told reporters after a campaign event in San Antonio as his Twitter account sent out a similar line of attack. “As this country is facing a crisis — an opioid crisis … and in light of that growing tragedy, Congressman O’Rourke’s radical proposal to legalize all narcotics is a suggestion that might be very popular up at Berkeley. It might be popular in far-left circles, but it doesn’t reflect the values of Texans. Texans don’t want to see heroin and deadly opioids legalized and our kids able to just walk in to the corner store and buy them.”Despite Cruz’s telling, the resolution did not explicitly call for legalizing all drugs but rather for a conversation about it. O’Rourke said as much at a Jan. 6, 2009, council meeting, video of which accompanied the Daily Caller story.“I’m not saying that we need to do that – to end the prohibition,” O’Rourke said. “I think we need to have a serious discussion about doing that, and that may, in the end, be the right course of action.”The resolution was ultimately vetoed by the mayor, John Cook, after he received pressure from elected officials worried that it could cause El Paso to lose out on federal resources. Among them was U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso, who lobbied the council to vote against a subsequent effort to override Cook’s veto. Reyes, whom O’Rourke would unseat a few years later, got his way: The veto override effort was unsuccessful, though O’Rourke still voted for it.O’Rourke would later concede that the language in the controversial amendment could have been handled better.“It was an artless and even inaccurate amendment to the larger resolution (I only learned later that marijuana is not a narcotic, even though it was precisely that drug that I felt people would be most open to debating), but it got the point across,” O’Rourke wrote in his 2011 book, “Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico,” which made the case for ending the federal prohibition on marijuana.The attack is not new to O’Rourke, who faced it as he battled Reyes in 2012, ultimately dislodging the eight-term incumbent in a bitter primary. Reyes ran an ad that showed a group of young children shouting “no” and expressing disbelief as text on the screen claimed O’Rourke “wants to legalize drugs.” The fact-checking site PolitiFact rated that claim “Half True” at the time. O’Rourke has not made marijuana legalization a major part of his U.S. Senate campaign. But at town halls and other campaign events, he does not shy away from the topic when the discussion turns toward it or when he is directly asked about it. Such was the case Saturday morning as O’Rourke made a campaign stop in Sonora, a small city on the western edge of the Hill Country. Soon after he slid into a booth with patrons at a donut shop, he was fielding questions for several minutes about marijuana legalization.“I’m on a bill that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana once and for all,” O’Rourke told them, later lamenting that the United States is “spending on that war on drugs right now when we could put it into the classroom, into teacher pay, into treating an opioid epidemic, a methamphetamine epidemic that I’m seeing through lots of West Texas right now.”Cruz, for his part, has long maintained marijuana legalization should be left up to the states, though he personally opposes it. He reiterated that position while speaking with reporters Tuesday in San Antonio. “I don’t support drug legalization,” Cruz said. “I think drug legalization ends up harming people. I think it particularly hurts young people. It traps them in addiction.”On marijuana, Cruz added: “I’ve always said that should be a question for the states. I think different states can resolve it differently. So in Texas — if we were voting on it in Texas — I would vote against legalizing it. But I think it’s the prerogative of Texans to make that decision, and I think another state like Colorado can make a very different decision.”While O’Rourke did not directly respond Tuesday to Cruz’s criticism over the council resolution, the El Paso congressman — coincidentally, apparently — got the endorsement on the same day of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The group, which supported O’Rourke when he first ran for Congress, hailed him as a “true champion for abolishing our disastrous prohibition on marijuana since the very beginning of his political career as a city council member in El Paso.” Share
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice in South Cheshire have been dispersing groups of youths using trains to travel between towns and commit anti-social behavciour. Cheshire Police and British Transport Police denied travel to several groups of youths last night (Friday November 2). One youth was arrested for trespassing on the railway after a group was taken home from Sandbach railway station. A British Transport Police spokesman said: “This weeks seen groups of youths traveling on trains between Crewe, Sandbach and Congleton stations with the purpose of engaging in ASB both on the network & in towns. “Several groups have been denied travel & dispersed tonight by us and Cheshire working together. “A male has since been released from custody under investigation for Railway Trespass. Frank discussion took place about the dangers of running onto the lines, which we think sunk in. Youth Offending team will now make a decision on disposal.” On Thursday night a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted after a group of around 20 boys from Crewe travelled to Congleton before allegedly pulling up flower beds, spitting at people and throwing eggs. Read MoreDriver arrested after running off from accident This morning police in Congleton praised youths from the town who had tidied up following the incident. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “A big thank you to an unknown group of young boys from Congleton who re-planted flowers and picked up litter after an anti-social behaviour incident in the town centre on Thursday night from young people out of area.” Want the latest news from across South Cheshire?Looking for more news from across South Cheshire? We have dedicated channels for a number of areas, including Crewe, Sandbach, Nantwich, Congleton, Alsager and Mow Cop. For the latest local government news, and planning applications in your area, visit our Cheshire East Council channel here. For incidents and accidents involving the emergency services in the area, you can visit our Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service channels. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.
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