Catapult death

first_imgTwo men charged with the manslaughter of a Wadham student have both pleaded not guilty in the latest judicial hearing regarding the tragic event. Appearing at Bristol Crown Court, 44 year old David Aitkenhead, and Richard Wicks, 32, were again released on bail, with no trial date having been set. Kostadin Yankov, a first year biochemistry student, died as a result of injuries sustained when being fired from a human catapult.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img

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Giroud warning for Gunners’ rivals

first_img “I trust in our qualities, so I really think we can make fourth and maybe even third place if we continue to play like we did (against Reading). We are playing well. We succeed to score lots of goals. “However, we need to be more concentrated when we are defending, because we need more clean sheets because we dominate the games. We want to be ambitious and keep our focus.” Giroud feels Arsenal must concentrate on taking care of their own business rather than worry about whether their rivals may drop points. “We take the games one by one,” he said. “Spurs have to play against Manchester City and Chelsea, so it is hard games for them. But every game is difficult, we can see that as Chelsea lost in Southampton, so we have to keep focus, concentrated and strong.” Gunners boss Arsene Wenger challenged his men to hold their nerve. He said: “For us, what is important is to be in good form and just focus on winning the next game, that is all you can do. “We want to do it, and I am sure everyone will give their maximum. We believe that since November we have created momentum, but we have lost the decisive games up to Bayern (Munich away), so we could not quite catch the confidence. “You play Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, you lose, so the confidence drops. But against Bayern, you could see right away, that (result) was a massive lift.” Press Association The Gunners recorded a sixth win in the last eight Barclays Premier League games when they saw off relegation battlers Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium. With Chelsea losing at Southampton, the Gunners are now just two points behind the Blues, and four off third-placed Tottenham – on whom they hold a game in hand. “We are confident. We are used to finishing the championship well. And again this season we will do the same,” said Giroud. center_img France striker Olivier Giroud has warned both Chelsea and Tottenham that Arsenal have them firmly in their sights as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.last_img read more

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Cameron threatens legal action against CWI

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Dave Cameron, the former president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has threatened legal action against the board unless they hand over a copy of an audit critical of his period in office.The audit, requested by Cameron’s successor and conducted by PKF, suggests a lack of financial control posed a threat to “the board’s long-term sustainability” and left “a massive hole” in the board’s finances. Cameron, who was president of CWI (previously WICB) from March 2013 until March 2019, is singled out for criticism several times in the report.Cameron insists he first became aware of the report when contacted for comment by ESPNcricinfo in April. He is now demanding that he is provided with a copy of it from CWI within 48 hours in order that he can “respond fully” to the “allegations made by PKF.”A letter from Cameron’s lawyers, Thomas, John & Co, to Johnny Grave, the chief executive officer of CWI, states: “Our client maintains that that he has serious concerns about the credibility of this report, which involved the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee selected and/ or appointed by the President or Board.“In the circumstances, and having regard to the basic principles of fairness and the right of our client to protect his reputation, our client demands, without prejudice to any rights he may now have, a full copy of this report within 48 hours, and the right to respond fully to all of the questions, comments or allegations made by PKF, and statements made by Mr Holding and the President within 21 days.“Should CWI whether by way of the Board or management or otherwise seek in the meantime to publish the report, or refuse to meet our client’s demands for a copy of the report and time to respond, our client will have no alternative but to seek the appropriate orders and remedies from the High Court.”While very little of the entire report has so far been published, extracts are beginning to appear in publications across the region. Notably, the former West Indies fast bowler, Michael Holding alluded to a couple of sections not published by ESPNcricinfo in various interviews – though he has not mentioned Cameron by name – while Ricky Skerritt, the current CWI president, acknowledged in a media statement that the report “uncovered some illustrations of questionable executive standards and practices.” As a result, both men have incurred the wrath of Cameron.“The president’s statement and especially the use of the word “uncovered” carries the imputation that PKF uncovered previously hidden and unknown material, which justified or warranted the making of serious questions, comments or allegations directed at or against our client as the president of CWI,” Cameron’s lawyers continue.“There is no question that Mr Holding believed that the contents of one part of this PKF report raised the real prospect that the offence of money-laundering either occurred or may have occurred, and/or exposed CWI to the risk of involvement in money-laundering. At all material times our client was the president of CWI. These allegations have now gone viral throughout the region and elsewhere.“As indicated above, our client has not seen the report, nor has he been given any opportunity to respond to it, either by PKF or CWI. In fact, at no time did PKF seek to ascertain any fact or comment from him. However, the report or parts thereof were made known to ESPNCricinfo and Mr Holding.”At the time of writing, with the 48-hour deadline having passed, it is understood the report has not been passed on to Cameron.last_img read more

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The best in the world! Mourinho backed by Terry as Chelsea insists club is united

first_img1 John Terry and Jose Mourinho Chelsea captain John Terry has reiterated his backing for Jose Mourinho, hailing him the ‘best manager in the world’.Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge has been called into question after a disastrous start to the season for the Premier League champions.Reports of fall-outs with senior stars, including Terry, dominated the back pages in the midst of Chelsea’s woeful run of form.But the defender maintains that Mourinho has always had the full support of the dressing room and hopes successive clean sheets are the catalyst for a turnaround in fortunes.Terry, who played in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa at the weekend and in Tuesday’s goalless draw with Dynamo Kiev, said: “We are a great side and we will get there with the hunger and the ambition that is in the squad.“You don’t win trophies year after year without that hunger in the belly. We are collectively together, the players, the manager and the fans and we will be all right.“When the chips are down, I’d take this squad over any. I know the players very well. I’ve been in this situation before, I’ve seen it happen.“We’ve got a great squad of players. More importantly we’ve still got the best manager in the world.“Everyone’s fully behind him. There’s stories and this and that and everything else, but believe me everyone’s together.“The fans were unbelievable again at the weekend, so (I) thank them.”last_img read more

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