Photo: Someone Sprayed #BringBackBruce On Tennessee’s Famous Rock

first_imgTennessee rock spray painted with "Bring Back Bruce."The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.”Apparently , at least one Tennessee student decided to use The Rock as a personal billboard to advocate the return of former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl enjoyed a successful six-year tenure in Knoxville from 2006-11, before being fired for numerous NCAA infractions. He is currently the head coach of Auburn University. The Vols are in the market for a new head coach after Donnie Tyndall was fired this week for…NCAA violations. Our amateur artist feels Pearl’s track record (at least the positive parts of it) make him the perfect replacement for Tyndall.#BringBackBruce on the rock @coachbrucepearl #VFL pic.twitter.com/QhYzgObwxb— Brandon Carpenter (@bcarp49) March 28, 2015last_img read more

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Judge to decide if Nazi troll storm is protected speech

first_imgMISSOULA, Mont. – Attorneys for a neo-Nazi website publisher and a Montana woman asked a judge Tuesday to decide whether the white nationalist had a First Amendment right to unleash a “troll storm” of anti-Semitic messages and threats against the Jewish woman’s family.U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch heard arguments in Missoula on whether to dismiss a lawsuit by Tanya Gersh, a real-estate agent from the mountain resort community of Whitefish, against The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin.Lynch didn’t indicate how soon he would rule, said Marc Randazza, one of Anglin’s attorneys.“It was clear that he’s been thinking very deeply about the constitutional issues,” Randazza said in a text message Tuesday.Lynch previously ruled against Anglin’s argument to dismiss Gersh’s claims of emotional distress, intimidation and invasion of privacy because Anglin is “not a citizen of any state” and has been living abroad for years.But the judge wanted to hear from attorneys on both sides in the courtroom before he ruled on another key argument in Anglin’s motion to dismiss — that the neo-Nazi publisher was engaged in political speech protected under the First Amendment.Gersh sued Anglin last year after he published a post in 2016 calling for an “old fashioned troll storm” with the personal information of Gersh and others whom Anglin accused of “extorting” the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer.Gersh said she agreed to help Spencer’s mother, Sherry, sell property she owns in Whitefish. She accused Gersh of threatening and harassing her into agreeing to sell the property.Gersh said in her lawsuit that her family received hundreds of harassing messages from Anglin’s followers, including one that was just a recording of gun shots. Another message for her 12-year-old son told him to look inside an oven for a free video game console, a reference to a method that Nazis used to kill Jews during the Holocaust.Anglin argues through his attorney that he was only inviting his readers to protest Gersh’s actions. He also argues that he is not liable for his followers’ actions and that the personal information he published was publicly available.The messages Gersh received were “mean-spirited, nasty, brutish and uncalled for,” but also political hyperbole and not a true threat, Anglin’s attorneys Randazza and Jay Wolman wrote in a court document that lays out their argument.“If we are to reject speech because it comes from an unorthodox group, we do violence to the very underpinnings of our notions of liberty,” Randazza and Wolman wrote.Gersh, who is being represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, said in response that the First Amendment’s free-speech protections do not include a co-ordinated attack through private communications meant to cause substantial emotional harm.Anglin wasn’t speaking on any broad public issues, Gersh attorneys David Dinielli and John Morrison wrote. Rather, he directed his followers to terrorize Gersh personally through private means of communication.“Severe emotional distress was not only the foreseeable consequence of (Anglin’s) troll storm but its very end, and (Anglin) cannot wash his hands of it,” the attorneys wrote.In a statement released Tuesday, Dinielli said he was encouraged that the magistrate is “examining the claims of our client with such care,” and she is eager for the chance to prove her claims to a jury.last_img read more

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Bulgaria makes terror financing arrests across the country

first_imgSOFIA, Bulgaria — Police in Bulgaria says they have busted a suspected terrorism financing ring and detained 43 people in raids across the country.Deputy Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev told reporters on Friday that one of the suspects was a Syrian citizen permanently residing in Bulgaria who allegedly transferred money to people abroad linked to international extremist groups.Geshev said “the main suspect has been in touch and has financed people who provide logistics to international terrorist groups.”He didn’t name the groups or the countries where they allegedly operate, but explained that the money has been sent through a “hawala,” where individual fund transfers are used instead of regular bank operations.Geshev said that the ring bust follows a year-long investigation in several European Union member states.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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12000 cases filed since implementation of insolvency law setting up of NCLT

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 12,000 cases have been filed since the implementation of the insolvency law and setting of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), a senior government official said Monday. Asserting that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) should be the last resort, Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said the NCLT has been very expeditious in disposing cases related to insolvency. “In some of the NCLTs, the number of cases filed and the number of cases disposed off are almost the same. That means you are almost current,” he noted. Cases under the code can be taken up only after approval from the tribunal, which has benches in different parts of the country. Srinivas said that personal insolvency should be approached carefully and in a planned manner. “The issue of personal insolvency is an important dimension, which we have to address at the earliest. “Today, we have approximately Rs 77 lakh crore as outstanding non-food credit. Out of this, industry accounts for about Rs 26 lakh crore and the services sector accounts for about Rs 21 lakh crore. These two put together accounts for Rs 48 lakh crore. It is 70 per cent of non-food credit outstanding. We are left with 30 per cent which we need to address now,” Srinivas said. According to him, there are two routes for personal insolvency — one is insolvency process followed by bankruptcy process and the second one is a fresh start. A fresh start or a waiver or a waiver of a loan should be considered for debtors based on certain criteria such as income levels and assets, he said. Speaking at a conference organised by industry body CII and British High Commission, Srinivas said that since the commencement of the Code and setting up of the NCLT, 12,000 cases have been filed. “(Around) 4,500 cases have been settled before resolution to a settlement amount of almost Rs 2 lakh crore. 1,500 cases have been admitted… 6,000 cases are waiting in queue,” he added. The IBC provides for time-bound resolution of stressed assets. To a query on long time taken in resolving certain cases under the IBC, Srinivas observed that it would not be fair to say that cases have been lingering on. “May be these large cases have taken more than 270 days and some may be double of that but if you look at the size of that loan and the quantum of recovery, it is still an extraordinary sort of result. “In (the case of) Essar, more than Rs 42,000 crore would be (recovered). That is a very big sum and involves some many creditors… I think for such very large cases, there would be some amount of litigation and one year or little over one year for such a large case to be settled is not too long,” he said on the sidelines of the event. Further, he said the time taken for resolution of large cases is not too long, especially when it is compared with the average of four-and-a-half years which has been taking prior to the IBC. “The repayment behaviour of poor persons is much better than the repayment behaviour of richer people because they know their livelihood would come to an end if they default…,” Srinivas said. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairman M S Sahoo said the challenge before the Committee of Creditors (CoC) is the ability to recognise and distinguish between a company, which is potentially viable and unviable, then design a feasible resolution plan, while ensuring the firm’s value does not get further eroded in the process. The CoC should be willing to restructure its liability and delay liquidation if the company has the potential to be restored to health. However, the rescue plan should be confined only to viable companies, he said at the conference, according to a release issued by the CII. Noting that cross-border insolvency is still work in progress, Srinivas said that UNCITRAL provides for enough flexibility to have carve outs. “It is under the consideration of the government and very soon Parliament might also approve it,” he added. Established in 1966, UNCITRAL is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the UN with the general mandate to further the progressive harmonisation and unification of the law of international trade, as per its website. The UNCITRAL Model Law has been adopted in more than 40 countries. The model law deals with four major principles of cross-border insolvency, including direct access to foreign insolvency professionals and foreign creditors to participate in or commence domestic insolvency proceedings against a defaulting debtor. On the sidelines of the conference, Srinivas said that having insolvency counsellor is a very good idea. “We should look at it seriously. You should have an option for the counsellor to sort it out. Some mediation process should be there,” he added.last_img read more

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Sunny Saturday morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a cool but sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded two notches below the season’s average at 19.8 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said, adding the day would remain clear becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 61 per cent. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was 32.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average.last_img read more

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Neil Lennon confident of Hibernian after second draw with Rangers

first_imgHibernian Coach Neil Lennon says his team will get even better following the January transfer window after they emerged unbeaten from their Old Firm hat-trick.Hibs are seventh in the Premiership standings having previously shocked Celtic at Easter Road earlier this month and then earned a draw with Rangers on home soil last midweek.But boss Lennon is confident there is plenty more to come from his side as they look to finish the year on a high note.He told Evening Times:“We are evolving. We lost a lot of good players in the summer and it takes time for everyone to gel.“I’m looking forward to January because we need to get some bodies in. The injury list is horrendous at the minute.“I don’t remember being under any concerted period of pressure in the game. They were saves I would expect Adam to make.Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish PremiershipMatch Preview: Rangers vs Celtic Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 It is time for the first Old Firm derby of the 2019-20 campaign, as Rangers host Celtic tomorrow at 13:00 (CET).“He made one great stop from Middleton when he came out and closed the area quickly but the others I would expect him to make.“Even at the Rangers goal, it’s not as if we were cut open. It was a defensive error from our point of view. We were comfortable in the game.“I said at half-time that we needed the midfield to play with a bit more purpose and penetration and we got that.“The subs made a great contribution, Mackie, Horgan and Gray. It’s a real bonus to have David back.“It would be a confidence booster at any time. To come here with Rangers in a title race and take points off them is important.“They played so well at Easter Road last week and we played really well here today. The level of performance was a lot better.”last_img read more

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Ronaldo swears to do the impossible at Juventus

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has vowed to do the “impossible” and deliver Juventus a first Champions League title since 1996The Bianconeri have enjoyed great success over in Italy with seven Serie A titles in a row along with four domestic doubles in the past four seasons.But things in Europe haven’t gone so well over the past two decades with their last triumph coming in 1996 where they defeated Ajax in a penalty shoot-out at Rome.Since then, Juventus have suffered defeat at the final stage of the Champions League five times with the most recent ones coming in 2015 and 2017.Meeting fans in Dubai ahead of the Globe Soccer Awards, Ronaldo gave them a promise after they sang “bring us the Champions League” to him.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I swear I will do the impossible to win the Champions League with Juventus,” said Ronaldo, according to Football-Italia.“The fans aren’t asking me to save the country though…”Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times for both Manchester United and Real Madrid and is the competition’s record scorer with 121 goals.The 33-year-old forward will return from his winter break on January 12 for Juventus’ Coppa Italia game against Bologna.last_img read more

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Solari speaks ahead of Espanyol match

first_imgThe Real Madrid manager has responded, once again, about the Isco situation, while talking about two other players.Real Madrid and Espanyol will face off on Sunday night in a Spanish La Liga new fixture.And just ahead of the important match, the Los Blancos manager Santiago Solari has spoken to the press about what’s coming for the team.“The only battle that exists is that of the next match,” Solari told Marca after being asked about Isco.“Benzema is in great form. He’s having a great year. I always say that he is very generous.”“He is playing the vast majority of matches and he is one of the players with the highest minutes [accumulated],” he added.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He’s generous because he’s playing with pain. He’s one of the best strikers in the world.”“Vinicius is football and we are in a game that has his characteristics,” he said about the 18-year-old.“His adaptation has been very fast. He is 18 years old and his adaptation has been very good.”“We’ll see who is playing tomorrow and in the next few weeks,” Solari continued.“The players who are recovering, we want them to be ready as soon as possible. Gareth is important for us because he is a fantastic footballer.”last_img read more

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CNCO Announces FirstEver Headlining US Tour

first_imgNews CNCO Announces Headlining Tour cnco-announces-first-ever-headlining-us-tour CNCO Announces First-Ever Headlining U.S. Tour Twitter Email center_img The Latin pop group will launch their tour in Mcallen, Texas on Jan. 24 and close it off on March 2 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 17, 2019 – 11:47 am Latin GRAMMY-nominated Latin pop group CNCO have been bringing their infectious dance songs to audiences for a few years, including on GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin’s world tour. Now they’re taking it up a notch with their first-ever headlining U.S. tour.The group, which formed on Univision’s musical competition “La Banda,” will launch their tour in Mcallen, Texas on Jan. 24 and close it off on March 2. in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The U.S. tour is a leg of their world tour that had stops in South America and Europe. Facebook Since emerging from “La Banda,” CNCO has released two albums, including their latest, CNCO, which features hits “Se Vuelve Loca” and “Hey DJ,” both which made it to the top 10 on the Billboard Latin Airplay chart. The group released a remix version of “Hey DJ” featuring GRAMMY winners Meghan Trainor and Sean Paul in 2018.For more information on how to get tickets, go to the band’s official website.Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe & More To Perform At The 2019 GRAMMYsRead morelast_img read more

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Detmers Continues to Collect AllAmerica Honors

first_img ABCA All-America Teams The ACC Pitcher of the Year is 12-4 across 18 starts this season, holding a 2.79 ERA and a Louisville single-season record 167 strikeouts. The strikeout total is the second-highest in the country and fifth all-time in ACC history. Detmers has now been named an All-American by six different organizations, four on the first team (ABCA, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game) and two on the second team (College Baseball Foundation and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper). Story Links Detmers owns nine starts with double digit strikeouts this season, including seven no-hit innings in consecutive starts against Brown and James Madison. Behind a dominant start to the season, the southpaw was named the D1Baseball Midseason Top Pitcher and Perfect Game Midseason National Pitcher of the Year. The sophomore took the ball for the Cardinals in Sunday’s NCAA College World Series opener against Vanderbilt and allowed just one run on three hits in 5.2 innings. It marked the seventh start this season for Detmers with three hits or fewer allowed. College Baseball Foundation All-America Teams Louisville is back in action on Tuesday in an elimination game against Auburn. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Honors and awards have rolled in all season long for Louisville sophomore Reid Detmers, who has added two more with All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association and the College Baseball Foundation.last_img read more

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