Nexans has announced the start of construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable systems installation.Being built by Uljanik Group, a Croatia-based shipyard, the high capacity Nexans vessel is designed for worldwide installation of large volumes of HVDC and HVAC cable systems, even in the most severe weather conditions, the company said.The vessel covers the complete Nexans submarine product range, and has a 10 000-tonne capacity turntable.“The construction of this new cable-laying vessel is a fundamental milestone in our commitment to cleaner energy,“ said Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, Nexans CEO.“In this next exciting chapter of our capacity to meet customer expectations, the cutting-edge technology of the new ship will enable Nexans to support countries in their development of the unlimited potential of renewable power generation”.The new ship, designed by consulting agency Skipsteknisk AS, comes with Dynamic Positioning (IMO class 3) capabilities. The laying equipment allows the vessel to perform complex installation operations of flexible products in shallow to deep water.“Together with our legendary vessel CLV Nexans Skagerrak, the new ship will reinforce Nexans’ position as a leading player in the growing submarine HV cabling market,” said Dirk Steinbrink, Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage and Underwater Cable Business Group at Nexans.“With the advanced technology, impressive capacity and the many cable-laying capabilities, this vessel will be one of Nexans’ key strategic assets”.The new cable-laying vessel is expected to be delivered and start operations by the third quarter of 2020.
Share Soldiers help extinguish a fire at a building adjacent to the interior ministry set by former police officers in downtown Cairo 15 Views no discussions From Ivan Watson and Amir Ahmed, CNN Share Sharing is caring! The incident comes as Egyptians continue to work to create the new leadership structure of the country after the revolution.State-run media reported Wednesday that there have been about 1,300 official complaints against former Egyptian ministers and government officials.Interior Minister Mahmoud Wagdi said he ordered that all the complaints, many of them about government waste and corruption, be investigated, state-run EgyNews website reported.The investigation into the complaints comes after authorities in Egypt froze the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family, state-run media has reported.Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud requested the action, according to EgyNews website.Along with Mubarak’s assets, those belonging to his wife, Suzanne, were also frozen, along with the assets of the former president’s eldest son, Alaa, and younger son, Gamal, and both of the sons’ wives, according to the report.After 30 years, Mubarak stepped down as Egypt’s president February 11 following 18 days of unrest.Witnesses said the fire was started by protesters upset about labor issues and the blaze could have been ignited by Molotov cocktails.Part of a building, and surrounding buildings such as the criminal records building, had been torched as well as several cars.Soldiers and police rushed to scene and a couple of men could be seen being detained.The compound is three blocks away from Tahrir Square and violent clashes occurred in the area during the Egyptian revolution. Tweet Share The incident comes as Egyptians continue to work to create the new leadership structure of the country after the revolution.State-run media reported Wednesday that there have been about 1,300 official complaints against former Egyptian ministers and government officials.Interior Minister Mahmoud Wagdi said he ordered that all the complaints, many of them about government waste and corruption, be investigated, state-run EgyNews website reported.The investigation into the complaints comes after authorities in Egypt froze the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family, state-run media has reported.Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud requested the action, according to EgyNews website.Along with Mubarak’s assets, those belonging to his wife, Suzanne, were also frozen, along with the assets of the former president’s eldest son, Alaa, and younger son, Gamal, and both of the sons’ wives, according to the report.After 30 years, Mubarak stepped down as Egypt’s president February 11 following 18 days of unrest.CNN’s Amir Ahmed contributed to this report. News Part of Interior Ministry compound torched in Cairo by: – February 23, 2011
Share NewsRegional Prosecutions may be imminent in Turks and Caicos by: – September 16, 2011 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 32 Views no discussions Andrew Mitchell QC (33knowledge.com)PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The visit this week to the Turks and Caicos Islands of a leading specialist in civil and criminal asset forfeiture, and who is reportedly due to return in November and December, has led to renewed speculation locally that the long-expected prosecution of former government ministers on corruption charges may well be imminent.Andrew Mitchell QC, who was in Grand Turk this week, has been described as the pre-eminent barrister in the field of confiscation, restraint and receivership. He regularly represents government agencies, defendants, receivers and third parties on matters relating to the restraint, receivership and forfeiture of property.Earlier this year, Mitchell was in Trinidad representing Lawrence Duprey, the former chairman of the collapsed CL Financial group.Meanwhile, in a press release this week, London law firm Pinsent Masons LLP and London barristers Richard Kovalevsky QC and Sean Hammond of 2 Bedford Row said they would help local law firms that might face conflicts in representing their clients.“We have joined forces with a view to assisting local firms to enable them to defend clients if the SIPT [Special Investigation and Prosecution Team] object to their involvement and to advise others who have not retained counsel,” said Barry Vitou of Pinsent Masons. “We are very keen to work with local counsel and have liaised with a firm on the island to assist us if other local firms are conflicted.”He added, “Ultimately I anticipate that we would likely only be able to assist one firm in relation to its client for conflict reasons. However, the ‘offer’ is open to all.” The recently released final report of the Turks and Caicos Islands 2008-9 Commission of Inquiry into possible corruption, or other serious dishonesty in relation to past and present elected members of the legislature recommended criminal investigation of five former Cabinet ministers in respect of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including misfeasance in public office in recent years.However, according to local sources, two former ministers are currently co-operating with the SIPT, presumably in an attempt to avoid or mitigate criminal prosecution.In relation to former Premier Michael Misick, the Commission recommended criminal investigation by police or others in relation to him of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including misfeasance in public office in relation to the following and other similar matters in recent years:— Misick may have abused his position as premier and as leader of the Progressive National Party (PNP) by using PNP funds for his own purposes;— Misick accepted and failed to declare many gifts of money via the client account of his brother and attorney, Chal Misick, which were not, and could not reasonably be interpreted as being political in nature, and which he appears to have applied to his personal expenditure;— The payment of $500,000 by Dr Cem Kinay, through his company, Turks Ltd, to Misick was a possibly corrupt payment;— The receipt by Misick of $250,000, purportedly by way of loan from Inazio & Gataen Caltagirone, via the client account of Chal Misick, was possibly a corrupt payment;— Undocumented and unrepaid loans to Misick, collectively amounting to about $350,000 from Jeffrey Hall, Floyd Hall or his brother and Lillian Boyce or her brother were possibly corrupt payments to him for favours given in relation to a transaction engendering the money to facilitate such payments;— Misick in recent years accepted and failed to declare to the Registrar of Interests many gifts or purported loans of money via the client account of his brother and attorney, Chal Misick, which were possibly corrupt on account of possible favours given by him in his capacity as premier;— Misick promoted the abuse of the Crown Land Policy on a number of occasions, and benefited personally from that abuse;— Misick behaved in a possibly corrupt manner and/or in misfeasance of his public duty, by securing highly paid advertising contracts for his wife with the TCI Tourist Board and with Kerwin Communications purportedly acting on behalf of the Tourist Board, thereby potentially abusing his power with a view to enriching his wife and himself;— Misick behaved in a potentially seriously dishonest manner, including misfeasance in public office and dishonest misappropriation of public funds, by his possible misuse of government funds and facilities for his personal purposes in his use of aircraft chartered or leased by the government for official purposes;— A possibility of corruption and/or other serious dishonesty, including misfeasance in public office, in relation Misick in the chain of events leading to the eventual disposal of land at Joe Grant Cay at well below market price to a consortium led by Dr Cem Kinay, following the secret payment by Kinay of $500,000 to him in January 2007, followed by the approval by Cabinet on 16 May 2007, to which Misick was a party;— Possible corrupt and/or otherwise seriously dishonest involvement, including misfeasance in public office, of Misick in relation to the government’s transactions with Mario Hoffmann of DEVCO for the development of Salt Cay.In relation to former finance minister Floyd Hall, the Commission recommended criminal investigation by police or others in relation to him of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including theft and false accounting and misfeasance in public office in relation to the following and other similar matters in recent years:— Hall, in his capacity as Treasurer of the PNP: 1) failed to administer and keep proper accounts of the funds of the PNP; and 2) misled the party as a whole as to the true state of its financial affairs and the purposes to which its monies were being put;— Payment by Jak Civre, the developer of the Seven Stars Resort, to Hall of $150,000 on 8th February 2007, the day before the election, purportedly as a campaign donation, but which Hall paid into the business account of his company, Paradigm, and also other unexplained payments were possibly corrupt payments;— Hall, in accepting payment from Richard Padgett of $375,000 in February 2006 purportedly as a finder’s fee for services rendered some years before, but shortly after his planning appeal decision in Padgett’s favour, had potentially acted dishonestly, including by way of misfeasance in public office, and possibly corruptly;— Hall, in arranging with Richard Padgett in or about June 2007 for his wife, Lisa Hall, to be appointed a director of, and made a one-third shareholder a real estate brokerage company, the agreed value of her shareholding being about $280,000, but for which she was to provide little or no consideration, was a possibly corrupt transaction;— Hall possibly acted corruptly and/or in misfeasance of his public office in failing to withdraw or to declare his links with Richard Padgett, at Cabinet discussions concerning the government’s dealings with Padgett’s business affairs;— A loan of $200,000 from Richard Padgett to Hall in August 2007, which Hall did not declare to the Registrar of Interests, or to the Commission, until he was examined in the Commission’s oral proceedings, was a possibly corrupt payment;— Hall, in accepting the payment of $200,000 from Alden Smith, purportedly for services rendered, did so possibly corruptly and/or by conduct amounting to misfeasance in public office, since the payment followed the advantageous sale of Crown Land to Smith’s company, which had immediately sold the land on for a large profit to an overseas developer, making payments from that profit to Hall and Misick;— Hall took part in possibly corrupt transactions by accepting proceeds of the profits made by his brother, Quinton Hall, involving the disposal of Crown Land to an overseas developer at a large profit;— Hall, in making private requests to the Minister for Natural Resources for allocations of Crown Land for certain companies to enable them to use the land as security for loans, from which he personally derived a substantial borrowing of $1.1 million, perverted and/or undermined the Crown Land Policy for and process of distribution of Crown Land, and did so possibly corruptly and in misfeasance of his public office;— Hall’s conduct in promoting in Cabinet the award of the contract for administering the treatment abroad system to Southern Health Network was possibly corrupt and/or otherwise seriously dishonest, including misfeasance in public office, because it subverted the proper workings of government, in particular its tender processes, to ensure that the only proposal put before the Cabinet for serious consideration was that of a friend and business colleague, Delroy Howell.In relation to former minister for natural resources, McAllister Hanchell, the Commission recommended criminal investigation by police or others in relation to him of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including misfeasance in public office in relation to the following and other similar matters in recent years:— Hanchell, in accepting from Arlington Musgrove payments totalling over $300,000 into the PNP South Caicos account purportedly as campaign funding for the February 2007 election, possibly entered into a corrupt transaction;— Hanchell, in his office of minister for natural resources, entered into possibly corrupt and/or otherwise seriously dishonest transactions by offering on behalf of the government grants of Crown Land to himself and/or to companies that he substantially owned or controlled;— Hanchell potentially abused his ministerial position by instructing the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Natural Resources to allocate Crown Land to individuals of his choice, or to allocate, or instruct the Permanent Secretary or other of his departmental officers to allocate Crown Land to individuals identified and notified to him by fellow Ministers, in all or most cases without proper regard to the Crown Land Policy;— Hanchell may have participated in possibly corruption arrangements in which offers of Crown Land were made to individuals, who had not applied for the land, with a view to the recipients of the offers selling the land on quickly to developers at a substantial profit for all the parties involved;— A possibility of corruption and/or other serious dishonesty, including misfeasance in public office, in relation to Hanchell in the chain of events leading to secret payment by Dr Cem Kinay of $500,000 to Misick in January 2007;— Hanchell possibly abused his ministerial position and/or acted corruptly or otherwise seriously dishonestly and/or in misfeasance of his public office, by deliberately undermining the authority of the Chief Valuation Officer, in relation to the valuation of land at Joe Grant Cay, by rejecting the valuations undertaken by him, with a view, possibly, to ensuring a swift completion of sale of the land to the consortium led by Dr Kinay at a very large undervaluation.In relation to former minister of works, Jeffrey Hall, the Commission recommended criminal investigation by police or others in relation to him of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including misfeasance in public office in relation to the following and other similar matters in recent years:— Hall failed to account: 1) for his receipt and expenditure of funds in excess of $800,000 credited to his accounts; 2) for his receipt of $200,000 from Evan Harvey; and 3) for a gift to him of $10,000 from David Wex;— Hall promoted, and personally benefited from abuse of the Crown Land Policy in relation to the sale to a non-Belonger of Crown Land by participating in a possibly corrupt transaction in relation to the sale (‘flipping’) of land to an overseas developer, David Wex;Other findings by the Commission in relation to Hall in respect of which no recommendations were made are as follows:— Hall failed repeatedly to make any or any full or adequate declarations of interests to the Registrar of Interests, in breach of the Registration of Interests Ordinance, and also failed adequately to disclose his financial interests to the Commission, pursuant to the Commissions of Inquiry Ordinance.In relation to former minister of health and education, Lillian Boyce, the Commission recommended criminal investigation by police or others in relation to her of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including misfeasance in public office in relation to the following matters:— Boyce participated in a possibly corrupt transaction in relation to the sale (flipping) of Crown Land by: 1) accepting the proceeds of profits made by her brother, Earlson Robinson, from the sale of a share in the interest of a company, which had involved the disposal of Crown Land for large profits to an overseas developer, David Wex; 2) loaning or giving part of those profits to Misick, or assisting her brother in doing so; and 3) failing to declare those profits to the Registrar of Interests or to disclose them Commission, and failing to declare her brother’s connection to the transaction in Cabinet discussions concerning the transaction.By Caribbean News Now contributor
Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 27 Views no discussions EducationLocalNewsSecondary Consultation on CARICOM programme to develop skills training capacity by: – October 11, 2011 Share Facilitators of C-EFERoseau, Dominica – October 11, 2011 — Representatives of the CARICOM Education for Employment Programme (C-EFE) on Monday met with officials of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Dominica State College and secondary schools for a consultation on skills training in Dominica. The consultation, which formed Part 3 of an Inception Mission ahead of the programme’s implementation, was held at the national stadium.Also in attendance were representatives of the private sector including members of the Dominica Manufacturing Association.The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is partnering with the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA) to develop the Caribbean-wide project to provide support for technical and vocational training.The other regional partners are the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions and the CARICOM Secretariat which is charged with positioning the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in the region to better support a competitive economy.Linda CookeLinda Cooke of the ACCC said the consultation was intended to help the local TVET Council deliver vocational qualifications to nationals so that they may acquire certification that is “very clear and understood across the region.”“The ultimate goal is economic development for the Caribbean by training skilled workers for sectors where there is going to be employment,” said Cooke.“TVET isn’t just auto-mechanics or plumbing. It’s actually a skills based training programme. Where are the emerging skills? They may be in agriculture, in music production or in graphic design.“So let’s broaden people’s understanding of what skills training is and show that it leads to really good jobs usually and is a way to support families and economies,” she added.After two previous consultations in the region, the ACCC has already identified priority areas for technical training in Dominica including Agriculture, ICT Hardware and Software, Construction, Early Childhood Education and Hospitality and Tourism.Participants in the C-EFEParticipants at Monday’s consultation also advised the visiting delegation of the need for training in high demand areas such a Cosmetology, Craft Production, Plumbing and Music Management and Production.The TVET programme is designed to provide graduates with relevant technical knowledge and skills and industry recognized credentials to compete in a demand-driven labour market.The C-EFE will provide support to the local TVET initiative by strengthening capacity to coordinate, promote and conduct quality assurance and in the long run, increase employment of TVET graduates in targeted career areas. The C-EFE is undertaken with a $20M grant from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).The project will be fully implemented by the ACCC in January, 2012. By: Dionne Durand
– Significant result – WADA director general Olivier Niggli welcomed the CAS decision as a “significant result”. “WADA decided to appeal the original FINA ruling having carefully reviewed it and having concluded that there were a number of points that seemed to be incorrect under the (World Anti-Doping) Code. Loading… China’s triple Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang has been found guilty of refusing to give a doping sample and banned for eight years in an eagerly-awaited judgement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday. China’s Sun Yang, pictured on July 24, 2019, at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea The Swiss-based CAS upheld the appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the international swimming federation (FINA) and Sun, one of China’s most recognisable athletes who had already served a doping ban in 2014. Sun, who was accused of refusing to provide blood and urine samples when drug testers visited his home in China in September 2018, has the right to appeal the ruling at the Swiss federal court. A vial of Sun’s own blood sample was smashed with a hammer during the testing session, but the swimmer was acquitted by FINA of anti-doping violations, agreeing that testers had failed to produce adequate identification. But the ruling outraged WADA which took the matter to CAS, demanding a ban of between two and eight years for missing the out-of-competition test. CAS said its panel had “unanimously determined” that Sun had tampered with his doping control. Taking into consideration his previous doping ban, CAS said it had imposed the stiffest eight-year sanction. “The athlete failed to establish that he had a compelling justification to destroy his sample collection containers and forego the doping control when, in his opinion, the collection protocol was not in compliance with the ISTI (International Standard for Testing and Investigations),” CAS said. “It is one thing, having provided a blood sample, to question the accreditation of the testing personnel while keeping the intact samples in the possession of the testing authorities; it is quite another thing, after lengthy exchanges and warnings as to the consequences, to act in such a way that results in destroying the sample containers, thereby eliminating any chance of testing the sample at a later stage.” Read Also: NBA: Cavaliers sink 76ers as Embiid hurts shoulder “Today’s CAS ruling confirms those concerns and is a significant result.” After that initial clearance by FINA Sun was able to compete in the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in July, where he won two golds but became a focus of protests from rivals, especially from Australia. CAS ruled that his results from Gwangju would stand “in the absence of any evidence that the athlete may have engaged in doping activity since 4 September 2018”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes
RelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Derby County want Jordon Ibe EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp West Ham have appointed David Moyes as first-team manager on an 18-month contract, the Premier League club have announced. Moyes replaces Manuel Pellegrini, who was sacked on Saturday, and returns to the London Stadium after an interim spell during the 2017-18 season. The Scot guided the Hammers to safety in his first spell at the club before they decided not to offer him a new contract and instead appointed Pellegrini. He will take immediate charge of the team ahead of their New Year’s Day fixture against Bournemouth. “We are delighted to welcome David back – he knows the club well and he built strong relationships during that time which will be crucial for the work that needs to be done going forward.” Moyes will address the media at 2pm on Monday as he sets about preparing for the Bournemouth encounter, a fixture that could prove crucial to both struggling clubs’ prospects heading into the second half of the season.Tags: BournemouthDavid MoyesManuel PellegriniWest Ham United
“In this country – and I am happy with that, more than happy with that – we will just say that it was a big mistake with a big influence in the result. “I am happy that it is this way, with respect for the referee. He made a big mistake like I make, like the players make sometimes.” The FA statement added: “The Chelsea manager denied that comments he made after the game against Southampton on December 28, 2014 constituted improper conduct in that they alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a referee or referees, and/or brought the game into disrepute. “The independent regulatory commission found the comments were a breach of FA rule E3 in that they were improper and brought the game into disrepute. “The commission did not, however, find that the comments implied bias on the part of a referee or referees. “Mr Mourinho, who had requested a non-personal hearing, was also warned as to his future conduct.” The Blues boss’ complaints following the draw at Southampton on December 28 were found to be improper and brought the game into disrepute. An independent regulatory commission found, however, that the comments did not imply officials were biased against Chelsea. Press Association Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned over his future conduct by the Football Association for claiming there was a “clear campaign” against Chelsea. An FA statement read: “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing, Jose Mourinho has been fined £25,000 after he was found to have breached FA rules in relation to media comments.” Mourinho attended a personal hearing after being charged following the comments, which came after Cesc Fabregas was denied a penalty and instead booked for a dive at St Mary’s. It followed incidents of diving in previous matches involving Diego Costa, Willian, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill. The Portuguese said afterwards: “That’s a campaign, that’s a clear campaign. “People, pundits, commentators, coaches from other teams – they react with Chelsea in a way they don’t react to other teams. “They put lots of pressure on the referee and the referee makes a mistake like this. We lose two points, Fabregas earns a yellow card. “In other countries where I worked before, tomorrow in the sports papers it would be a front-page scandal because it is a scandal. “I think it is a scandal because it is not a small penalty – it is a penalty like Big Ben.
(REUTERS) – Russia will remain suspended from international athletics and is unlikely to be reinstated before November, the sport’s governing body (IAAF) said yesterday. Rune Anderson, head of an IAAF task force, said Russia had been presented with a list of demands before it could be allowed to compete again.He told reporters he did not expect Russia to be re-admitted before November this year, meaning its athletes will not be able to compete in the world championships in August.Russia’s athletics federation (RUSAF) was banned in November 2015 after an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) probe exposed state-sponsored doping on a massive scale.The suspension was upheld last year, ruling almost all Russian track and field athletes out of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. ICC rules state teams can make changes only till May 23.England begins their World Cup campaign against South Africa on May 30.Pakistan has lost nine out of 10 ODIs, with one game a no-result. “Everyone will be looking at their phones. Everyone will be wary of that phone call. Even if you feel like you’ve got a good chance to be in the squad, until you hear it from selectors’ mouths, it’s not quite set in stone. As a player, you’re still probably a little bit on edge, particularly with this 16 and 17 players because everyone has performed at some point over the series. In the last couple of years, people have put in strong performances. It’s a tricky decision for selectors and I’m glad I’m not having to make that decision, but it has to be done I suppose. It’s certainly driven us forward in this series,” Woakes said.Nine out of the 10 teams have already announced their 15-man squad with the exception of England, who announced a preliminary squad. According to the ICC rules, teams have till May 23 to make changes to the side for the World Cup.For Pakistan, it was a terrible series as their bowling suffered but coach Mickey Arthur highlighted the fact that their batting had improved leaps and bounds in the series. Arthur stressed that this series has made them ready for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.“People, coming to England, said we were a 280 team. We’ve dispelled that, that’s given our batting unit a massive amount of confidence in the dressing room. I know there’s not too many teams who will arrive in England as prepared as we are in terms of the competition we’ve played against and match-fitness,” explained Arthur, previously a coach of both his native South Africa and Australia. All I know is the players are very determined to do well. Every time they go out there they play for 210 million people. We’ll be ready — come the first game against the West Indies, we’ll be ready,” Arthur said. New Delhi: England warmed up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in grand style as they defeated Pakistan by 54 runs in the fifth and final ODI at Leeds to seal the five-match series 4-0. The ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in England after 20 years and it presents Eoin Morgan’s side a great chance to win the World Cup for the first time with the team already on top of the ODI rankings in the world. The batting was in top form with Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root contributing consistently while the bowling impressed with Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and others.Woakes was the star in the fifth ODI at Leeds and his haul of 5/54 gave England a good win over Pakistan and the right-arm pacer stated that all the players would be glued to their phone on the day England’s selectors determine the final 15-man squad for the World Cup which will begin on May 30 with the hosts taking on South Africa at The Oval.
More details have emerged about the three men who robbed multiple students inside the Alpha Tau Omega house Friday night, Department of Public Safety officials said. The robbery is one of four in the past week.DPS Capt. David Carlisle said three black males entered ATO around 9:20 p.m., told those in the house they had a weapon — though no weapon was seen — and demanded property.“Three suspects entered, indicating they were looking for someone, but the victims didn’t know who it was,” Carlisle said. “Then [the suspects] said they had a weapon and demanded their property.”The victims complied, handing over wallets and money. Though there were three people in the ATO house at the time of the robbery, it is unclear whether or not they all lost property, Carlisle said.In addition to wallets, Carlisle said the suspects also took electronic equipment, including a flat panel monitor and a television, and then fled to a vehicle in a nearby alley.Carlisle said that, though the suspects claimed to have at least one weapon, and might have simulated one, no weapon was actually seen by the victims.“Whether a gun was seen or not, it concerns us greatly,” Carlisle said. “Any robbery is a very serious matter.” Though the robbery occurred inside the ATO house, Carlisle said the victims were not members of the fraternity, as the house is leased out during the summer.“We don’t think it was the fraternity that was actually targeted,” Carlisle said.It is not clear how the suspects entered the house, but Carlisle said, at this point, DPS believes the door was unlocked.Though sorority houses on The Row are often staffed by security guards — who could have seen the suspects enter ATO — Carlisle said few houses employ security guards during the summer. The ATO house is also not equipped with security cameras, as some houses on The Row are.The ATO robbery was the third in four days in the USC area, and was followed by a fourth on June 7, though Carlisle said ATO appears to be an unrelated incident.DPS reported two robberies early last week — one on Ellendale Street at 9:30 p.m. on June 2, the other on the W. 27th Street at 9:44 a.m. on June 3 — but said neither appears to be connected to the robbery at ATO. In both of the earlier incidents, only was suspect was involved and a weapon was displayed.DPS also reported a robbery on June 7, two days after the ATO robbery, in which a victim sitting on his front porch on 27th Street was approached by a suspect displaying part of gun. The suspect followed the victim into his apartment and removed his property.No arrests have been made in any of these robberies, Carlisle said.