Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) — A police investigation into the abuse of a child is underway at the home of Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill, according to police reports.Two police reports in the past two weeks detail an investigation into allegations of battery, child abuse and neglect at the Overland Park, Kansas, home. The police reports were obtained by Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC-TV.Hill is not mentioned in the police report from Thursday, but his partner, Crystal Espinal, is listed under “others involved.”The victim, listed only as a “juvenile,” suffered a minor injury in the incident, according to the report.Hill has not been charged with any crime.The Kansas City Chiefs acknowledged they were aware of the incident in a statement.“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” it reads. “We are in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We will have no further comment at this time.”Hill has been elected to the Pro Bowl in all three of his seasons in the NFL, all with the Chiefs. He was an All Pro as a returner in his rookie season and as a wide receiver last season. He has twice finished in the top 10 in the league in receiving yards.News of the abuse incidents broke on the same day Kareem Hunt, Hill’s former teammate, was suspended for eight games by the league after video emerged last year of him shoving and kicking a woman in February 2018. Hunt was immediately cut by the Chiefs, and later signed with the Cleveland Browns.Hill’s agent did not respond to a request for comment from KMBC-TV. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
In the semifinals, Kevin and Markus defeated Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin of Taiwan 21-18, 21-13.The Japanese pair, known for its resilience on the court, reached the finals after thrashing Russia’s Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov 21-16, 21-15 at the Arena Birmingham on Saturday.”We are ready to play against any pair. We’re planning to just enjoy the match,” Marcus said in a statement.Kevin said they were eager to make amends for their failure at the 2019 All England. World number one pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon of Indonesia is close to winning its third All England Open men’s doubles title after reaching the final.In the mixed doubles, Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti, a relatively new pair compared to the men’s doubles duo, have also reached the final in the hunt for their first All England title.In Sunday’s final, Kevin and Markus – nicknamed “the Minions” by their fans – are to face sixth-seed pair Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe of Japan. “We really want to do better than last year, but we don’t want to overdo it. We’re in the final; nevertheless, we just want to do our best,” said Kevin.Meanwhile, world number five pair Praveen and Melati is to face third-seeded Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand in the final. The Thais defeated sixth seeds Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yujung of South Korea in the semifinals.Asked about their preparation for the final match, Melati said they were ready to play extra hard against the Thais.”We’ve met several times; we know each other’s styles on the court. The thing is, we have to be ready to play extra hard when it comes to playing the Thais.”We need to keep our communication intact [on Sunday],” she added.Topics :
ABC News 27 June 2014Child beauty pageants should be scrutinised as one of several ways to tackle the sexualisation of West Australian children, a parliamentary report has recommended.The report, prepared by WA Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People, has labelled the sexualisation of the state’s children as a “priority issue”.It states sexualisation can affect a child’s body image, emotional development and physical health, and also provoke sexual harassment in schools and workplaces.In 2011, there was a protest in Perth against plans to hold a child beauty pageant modelled on the Texas-based Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant.The parliamentary committee said it wrote to the WA Attorney-General Michael Mischin last year asking what action was being taken to address the issue, but was informed there were no initiatives in place.Teaching little girls to preen and to strut, to look sexy for the judges, to emphasise sexualised behaviours [is] totally inappropriate for children.”http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-27/child-beauty-pageants-to-be-scrutinised-in-wa/5554364
LAS VEGAS — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer didn’t mince words earlier this month when he was asked what his rationale was for starting Martin Jones in goal several times in a row instead of giving Aaron Dell more opportunities.After all, it was DeBoer’s hope when the season began that he could start Dell in net more consistently than he did last year.“He’s got to make it easier for us to stick him in there,” DeBoer said Nov. 12.Dell had to wait until Thursday’s game with the Vegas Golden Knights …
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments “I was almost in the locker room,” Pliskova told the Rod Laver Arena crowd, “but now I’m standing here as the winner.”In the semifinals, Pliskova will face No. 4-seeded Naomi Osaka, who advanced by beating No. 6 Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 earlier Wednesday. The other women’s semifinal will be two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova against unseeded American Danielle Collins.In the men’s quarterfinals Wednesday, 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic met No. 28 Lucas Pouille, before 14-time major champion Novak Djokovic was scheduled to face 2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori at night.Williams’ surprising departure scuttled what would have been a much-anticipated rematch against Osaka, who beat her in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September.This defeat is the earliest in Australia for Williams since way back in 2014, when she exited with a fourth-round loss to Ana Ivanovic. Since then? She won the tournament in 2015, lost in the final in 2016, and won again in 2017 while pregnant, before missing last year’s edition a few months after the birth of her daughter.ADVERTISEMENT As for chasing Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24 Slam trophies in singles, Williams said: “It hasn’t happened yet, but I feel like it’s going to happen.”The match against Pliskova was played under a stifling sun, with the temperature around 80 degrees (25 Celsius). Williams — coming off an intense three-set victory over No. 1 Simona Halep in the fourth round — often stepped into the patches of shade behind each baseline.She did not start well, not well at all. Her mistakes were mounting and deficit was growing.In the first set alone, Williams made more than twice as many unforced errors as her opponent, 11-5, a pattern that would continue throughout. By the end, the margin was 37-15.Looking increasingly frustrated, Williams would yell at herself after mistakes or gesture as if to say, “That’s NOT how I should be hitting the ball!” Add it all up, and Pliskova led by a set and a break at 3-2 in the second.Only then did Williams get going. From there, she immediately earned her first break point of the match and converted it to get to 3-all, beginning a run in which she claimed nine of 11 games.“You don’t really feel,” Pliskova said, “like you’re going to win this match.”Serving for the victory at 5-1, 40-30, Williams was called for a foot fault — reminiscent of an infamous such ruling at the U.S. Open a decade ago. During the ensuing point Wednesday, Williams twisted her left ankle and dumped a forehand into the net.She grabbed at her foot afterward, then double-faulted and would go on to cede that game.Not a big deal, right? She still had a sizable lead. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations And so it was that a startling reversal and result would follow Wednesday at Melbourne, with Williams dropping the last six games of a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.“I can’t say that I choked on those match points,” Williams said. “She literally played her best tennis ever on those shots.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 37-year-old American didn’t call for a trainer during the match and later wouldn’t blame the ankle for the way everything changed down the stretch, saying afterward that it “seems to be fine.”But instead of Williams moving closer to an eighth championship at the Australian Open and record-tying 24th Grand Slam title overall, it is Pliskova who will continue the pursuit of her first major trophy. Except that three more match points would follow while Pliskova served, and she saved each one.“There’s nothing I did wrong on those match points. I didn’t do anything wrong. I stayed aggressive,” Williams said. “She just literally hit the lines on some of them.”Williams would again serve for the match at 5-3 — and again get broken. The owner of the most feared and respected serve in women’s tennis was broken for a third time in a row at 5-all, and Pliskova was on her way.“She got a little bit shaky in the end,” Pliskova said. “So I took my chances. And I won.”Osaka will carry a 12-match Grand Slam winning streak into the semifinals.The 21-year-old from Japan moved closer to a second consecutive major championship by parlaying her aggressive and powerful style into a 31-11 edge in winners against Svitolina.“For me, right now, I just try to keep looking forward. So I’m not really satisfied. Like, I am happy that I’m here, but at the same time, I want to keep going,” said Osaka, who never had been past the fourth round at the Australian Open. “There is more matches to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next United States’ Serena Williams grabs at her ankle during her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. 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Panaji, Jun 15 (PTI) Notwithstanding opposition from the locals, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today announced that proposed Rs 100-crore eco-tourism development project at Chapora river in North Goa would not be stalled.”The project is proposed by me as I want to promote hinterland tourism in Pernem taluka. It will help in attracting high-end tourists in this taluka,” Parsekar said.He said with the new international airport taking shape at Mopa in Pernem taluka, the state government wants to provide best tourism facility to the people.”The project consultant report is still on paper and government is yet to give its final nod. The report has been sent to all the seven village panchayats (where the project is proposed) for comment,” he said.”In my opinion it is one of the best projects which will attract high-end tourists and also create employment for the locals,” Parsekar commented.The Chapora river development project is one of the ambitious project supported by Union Shippingministry, he said.Parsekar said with coastal areas being saturated, there is a need to have more tourist spots specially in the hinterlands.Rubbishing the land worries, the Chief Minister said government will not acquire land for the project.”The private bidder will do the land acquisition directly from the villagers. The land will be acquired by giving full compensation to the locals or the company will work revenue sharing model with the villagers,” he stated.The project will include ferry terminals, a tourist village, museum, marinas, fishermens wharf, hotels, underwater aquarium, sea world, bird park, adventure sports island, tree top hotel, hotel complex, exhibition centre, tented accommodation and cable cars. PTI RPS DK PVI RYSadvertisement
CHICAGO — American Airlines says closed-circuit television footage at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport shows a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair wasn’t apparently upset or left alone as long as her family claims.American released a timeline that shows Olimpia Warsaw was alone 1 1/4 hours after her flight was cancelled late Friday — during which time Warsaw twice used a walker to go outside to smoke.Relatives have said they didn’t know Warsaw was stranded until she failed to arrive in Detroit. American says the porter assigned to stay with her made a six-minute telephone call to Warsaw’s son less than an hour after the flight was cancelled.Warsaw’s son, Claude Coltea, says American can “condense the timeline all they want,” but the call wasn’t made until nearly three hours after Warsaw first boarded the plane and that the porter left Warsaw alone.The Associated Press
Switching from a liberal outfit claiming to be devoted to serving people since generations to a right-wing Hindu nationalist party might seem like a startling turn of events (or perhaps not so!) for a politician; but upon a second look, without seeing this through the prism of politics but as a very common phenomenon, this is the plight of another woman fed up with the offending patriarchal method of functioning at her workplace. All India Congress Committee Convenor and National Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit the Grand Old Party, expressing dissatisfaction with the party on Wednesday for reinstating some leader who had misbehaved with her at a press briefing in 2015, and two days later on Friday, she joined Shiv Sena in Mumbai. Not only has Priyanka Chaturvedi been vocal about matters of women empowerment and safety, she makes her mark by standing out with her articulate assertions about what she upholds. And of course, she did pay the price for it from time to time – the way it happens in the advanced, modern world with social media just a click away – trolls and abuse would pour in, her family was publicly threatened, even some party leaders (from Congress) attacked her. Initially suspended by the party, their reinstatement is what made Ms. Chaturvedi feel let down by Congress. “I realised that I will fail several women if I continue”, she said at a press conference. Indeed, this resonates with a lot of women who intend to work sincerely and diligently but preconceived notions pertaining to their womanhood invariably eclipse their capacity and performance. Also Read – A compounding difficultyThe other prominent reason for her to walk out was being denied an election ticket from Mumbai (it went to Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar) “Yes, I wanted a ticket but I knew it would not lead to bitterness if the decision didn’t come my way. The reason has been that when we talk of women empowerment, we need to live by them.” She is quoted as saying. Some clear dynamics we see here is that irrespective of the stage of performance, the story of a lesser-star employee (particularly if it is a woman) is roughly the same everywhere. Regardless of how effective a person might be in terms of work, they are essentially a means to further some cause of the organisation under the brand of which they perform. A political party is no exception – before being an instrument of democracy, it is an organisation the top priority of which is its own survival, secondarily, its people. Women-centric method of functioning comes with the purpose of marketing an idea for ulterior gains. Not to defeminise, but women need to be treated as individuals based on their competence and set an example of a level playing field. At its root, Priyanka’s walkout is more of a social matter than a political one.
Kolkata: West Bengal government’s ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ scheme, aiming to create a pool of skilled candidates industry ready, on Tuesday was awarded the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award of the United Nations, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. “Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories from all over the world, #UtkarshBangla emerged No 1 in the Capacity Building category to win this prestigious award of @WSISprocess #wsis2019,” she tweeted. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja WSIS Prizes is an international contest to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognise individuals, governments and private bodies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development. The West Bengal government had received another UN award in 2017 for its ‘Kanyashree’ project, a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at promoting education among girls.
New Delhi: Apollo Tyres Thursday reported 66.41 per cent plunge in consolidated net profit at Rs 83.99 crore for the fourth quarter of 2018-19, hit by Rs 100 crore write-off related to IL&FS. The company has written off Rs 100 crore for the March quarter and a total of Rs 200 crore for the entire 2018-19 fiscal on account of IL&FS issue. It had posted a net profit of Rs 250.10 crore for the fourth quarter of 2017-18. Sales for the period under review stood at Rs 4,176.25 crore. It stood at Rs 3,982.43 crore for the same quarter a year ago, Apollo Tyres said in a statement. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraFor 2018-19, the company reported a profit of Rs 679.84 crore, down 6.08 per cent from Rs 723.88 crore in 2017-18. Sales during the last fiscal stood at Rs 17,273.39 crore as against Rs 14,928.95 crore in 2017-18. “Considering the headwinds, we have managed a healthy volume growth across geographies for the full year, as well as, in the fourth quarter of 2018-19. The bottom line has been impacted, especially in fourth quarter, due to the write-off for IL&FS,” Apollo Tyres Chairman Onkar S Kanwar said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe increase in raw material prices by nearly 10 per cent in fourth quarter also impacted the performance, he added. “In India, with the green shoots already visible in the replacement market, we are optimistic about the overall sales picking up post the elections; European operations, on the other hand, will continue with its strong performance on the back of increased supplies from Hungary,” Kanwar said. The company said it holds unsecured, short term intercorporate deposit of Rs 200 crore with IL&FS Financial Services. The said deposit was due for maturity on October 22, 2018. However, IL&FS defaulted on the payment. The interest accrued and due on this investment of Rs 8.03 crore till October 22, 2018 has not been recorded, the company said. “As a result of increased credit risk in relation to outstanding balances from IL&FS and the uncertainty prevailing due to the proceedings pending with the NCL T, the entire amount of Rs 200 crore has been written off, of which Rs 100 crore was provided for up to December 31, 2018,” it added. Crisis-hit IL&FS Group is under a debt of over Rs 94,000 crore and various entities, including some former officials and auditors, are under the scanner for widespread irregularities and huge loan defaults.