Off-campus thefts reported

first_imgResidents of three separate student housing units reported burglaries before the start of the spring semester, according to a Jan. 21 email sent from Notre Dame’s Off Campus Council.One burglary reportedly occurred in the 1500 block of Turtle Creek Drive between Dec. 12 and Jan. 11. Entry was gained by unknown means, and a 42-inch Samsung television was taken, the email stated. Suspect information is not available.Another burglary occurred between Dec. 20,  and Jan. 10, this time in the 800 block of East Washington Street. Entry was gained by unknown means, and the email stated that a 32-inch Vizio television and an Xbox 360 were taken. Suspect information is not available.The third burglary reportedly occurred in the 1600 block of Turtle Creek Court between Oct. 21, and Oct. 27. Entry was gained through an unlocked sliding rear door, and a 60-inch Sony flat screen television was taken, according to the email.  Suspect information is not available.In the email, the Off Campus Council directed students to the Notre Dame Police Department’s website for more information on crime prevention. A live crime map of Notre Dame, South Bend and Mishawaka is available at www.crimereports.com/agency/nd Tags: Crime, Off Campus, South Bend, winter breaklast_img read more

Taiwanese Freighter Collides with Chinese Warship

first_imgA Taiwanese freighter collided with an unidentified Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) warship on July 31, according to the Taiwan Coast Guard.The two vessels clashed while they were underway some 20 nautical southeast of Taiwan-controlled Kinmen island off China’s southeast coast.There were no reports of injuries following the incident.The Coast Guard said it established contact with the Chinese warship but the ship’s captain refused to cooperate in an investigation into the accident.The freighter Yutai No.1 headed to the Liao Luo Port on the Kinmen island group for inspection and repairs following the collision.The incident comes at a time of heightened tensions between Beijing and Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a “rogue province”. While not necessarily related, the Chinese Navy is said to have organized large-scale military drills near the Taiwan Strait following the collision.China has also announced it would no longer issue individual travel permits to Taiwan, citing “cross-strait relations” as the reason.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel le Graet tells chairmen to shut up

first_imgPARIS: French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel le Graet on Sunday said a call by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to annul the season was “ridiculous, stupid, clumsy and inappropriate.”He also told Aulas and other club officials to stop bickering during the coronavirus epidemic which has forced the cancellation of all the competitions French clubs are in.On Friday, Aulas told Le Monde newspaper: “The most logical thing would be to say: we’ll cancel everything and go back to the situation at the start of the season.”On Saturday, he tweeted that “Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, foresees that the Premier League will be canceled.”Le Graet joined the chorus of opposition on Sunday on French television.”I don’t want any controversy. It’s the French Football Federation that will decide if it continues or not, the only enemy today is the virus,” he said.In his Le Monde interview, Aulas, a member of the FFF executive committee, called for a “blank season”, with no title at the end.Lyon’s great rivals Paris Saint-Germain are on course for another title. They are 12 points ahead of second-placed Marseille.There would be no relegation, said Aulas, who represents Ligue 1 clubs on the French league (LFP) committee, to prevent “those at the bottom of the table” taking legal action.Aulas also said the Champions League places should be “allocated to the same clubs as last season”.After finishing third last season, Lyon is struggling in seventh place, 10 points off a Champions League place.Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud responded in a column for the Journal du Dimanche condemning “the obscenity (of an) opportunistic proposal” and “the selfishness of someone whose only compass is his participation in the Champions League”.Le Graet said the FFF executive committee would decide.”There’s an executive committee at the French Football Federation and it’s this executive committee that will decide,” Le Graet said. “So all the interviews that are done on the left or on the right, where people want to shine or not shine, don’t matter.””I find it quite ridiculous, stupid, clumsy and inappropriate to what’s happening,” he added, asking the two club presidents “to calm down and be dignified in their statements, which make no sense and don’t make them any bigger.”The FFF, he said, was “in the real fight. The other fight – who’s playing in a European Cup – is stupid.” AgenciesAlso Read: Health more important than football: ATK coach Antonio Lopez HabasAlso Watch: East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh cautious over corona viruslast_img read more