Former Rangers hierarchal members arrested

first_imggetty images Craig Whyte had a controversial spell as owner of Rangers Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and ex-chief executive Charles Green have been arrested as part of an investigation into the “alleged fraudulent acquisition” of the club in 2012.Mr Green, 62, arrived at Livingston police station in West Lothian earlier today, where he was understood to have been interviewed by officers about his time at the Glasgow club.The businessman took control at the Ibrox club in 2012 after completing a purchase of Rangers’ assets and business after it went into administration and liquidation earlier that year. He stepped down as chief executive in 2013.Mr Whyte, 44, who took control of Rangers in 2011 before the club entered administration, attended a police station in Glasgow later in the day for questioning.A spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm a 44-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with an ongoing investigation into an alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers FC in 2012.“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”An earlier police statement said a 62-year-old man had been arrested and detained over the same investigation.A third man, understood to be former Rangers co-administrator David Whitehouse, was also arrested after being detained in England.Police said in a statement: “Following a Police Scotland operation on Tuesday, a 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers FC in 2012.“Around 6am officers from Police Scotland’s economic crime unit, assisted by officers from Cheshire, attended at an address in England and detained the 50-year-old man.“He has now been arrested and is presently detained in police custody.”All three men are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday.center_img 1last_img read more

Could Joe Thornton face supplemental discipline from the NHL?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceCenter Joe Thornton might be looking at supplemental discipline from the NHL right when the Sharks will be trying to battle back from a series deficit against the Vegas Golden Knights.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard. Monday morning, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced it would hold a hearing with Thornton for his hit on Tomas Nosek in the second period of Sunday’s Game 3. …last_img read more

Media is a critical source of information, say South Africans

first_img(Image: Pixabay)Johannesburg, Monday 11 April 2016 – South Africans want to be “constantly informed about current affairs within their communities and country,” finds Brand South Africa’s 2015/16 Domestic Perceptions study.The study further suggests that citizens want easy accessible information provided to them, with the most reliable and trusted sources being family, friends/colleagues, followed by mainstream media sources like television and news radio broadcasts.In order to understand the extent to which South Africans trust sources of information, respondents were asked to rate the various information sources available at their disposal. Family, friends & colleagues; television news; and radio news are the top three trusted sources of information. Online social networking and related sources of information are the least trusted of all possible sources.Of 2,536 respondents who participated in the survey, over 60% said that they have access to the internet. Of these, 80% use the web for social media, 61% for research purposes, 37% for applications and 33% for access to current affairs and news.Other media consumption factors from the study included that 92% of respondents own a cell phone, 30% use laptops and 9% use tablets. Just over half the respondents indicated that they listen to radio everyday with Metro FM, Lesedi FM and Umhlobo Wenene being among the most popular radio stations.A quarter of the population read newspapers every day, with the most commonly read publications being the Daily Sun at 34%, Isolozwe at 8%, the Sunday Times at 5%, Beeld at 4%, Sowetan at 4% and The Citizen at 3%.There is consensus that the media portrays more negative than positive information and stories about South Africa, with over 62% of respondents indicating that the media in South Africa is too negative about the country.Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela, reflecting on the outcomes of the study, said: “It is encouraging that freedom of media, speech and access to information remains one of the greatest successes of our 22 years of democracy. The right to information is a pillar of any free society and South Africans must continue to embrace this fundamental freedom in our country.”Follow the conversation on @Brand_SA #SANationBrandlast_img read more

Feeding Farmers Week One | Jeff Puthoff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew team traveled to West Central Ohio for the first of the Feeding Farmers events in 2019. Dale visited with Jeff Puthoff and his family who farms corn, soybeans, wheat, and runs a holstein feedlot operation.A notable crowd of about 40 turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and crops that are behind what’s been seen just south of the area.You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at read more

Four-leaf Clover and 4-H

first_imgThe four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover and is said to bring good luck when finding one.Since four-leaf clovers will be seen across the nation tomorrow on St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we would talk about the four-leaf clover becoming the emblem for the 4-H logo and its representation.Designed by O. H. Benson, superintendent of Wright County (Iowa) schools, the 4-H emblem was approved in 1911 at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, D.C.The 4-H emblem is one of the most  highly recognized  logos in the world. Along with the U.S. Presidential Seal, and Smokey Bear, this green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf,  is placed in an unique category of protected emblems.The H’s signify Head, Heart, Hands and Health.At 4-H club meetings and events, members recite the Pledge of Allegiance and this 4-H pledge:I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking,my HEART to greater loyalty,my HANDS to larger service,and my HEALTH to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.last_img read more