London: A 29-year-old Indian-origin man was killed when he was struck by a car which failed to stop at the scene in Handsworth near Birmingham. Rajesh Chand was crossing the road at the time of the collision, believed to be a hit and run, in the early hours of Saturday. West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses and further information as they arrested a 30-year-old man, who remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US It is important that I also remind the public not to speculate on the cause of the collision. This is a fast paced and complex investigation that we are working very hard to solve, said Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit of West Midlands Police. He said: I am now in a position to release the details of a specific car we are looking for. I would ask that anyone who has knowledge of a Black Audi A4 S Line Estate car, with the number plate NJ60 UOX, to come forward. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls This car is likely to have significant damage to the front nearside headlight and I would urge anyone who knows where it is currently located to contact us immediately. I would also like to appeal directly to the driver of this Audi to do the right thing and contact police. Police and emergency services rushed to Soho Road at the junction with Thornhill Road in Handsworth just before 4 am local time on Saturday, where Chand was found with serious head injuries. Paramedics took charge but he was pronounced dead a short time later. His family members are being supported by dedicated Family Liaison officers, the local West Midlands Police said. Chand’s family released a picture of him on Sunday and have communicated through the police for their privacy to be respected.
TOTTENHAM stars are showing their support for beleaguered boss Mauricio Pochettino with a slap-up meal.The Spurs chief, whose struggling side host Watford tomorrow, is under pressure after just three wins in 11 matches this season.2 Mauricio Pochettino, who has been invited to dinner by his players, takes a training sessionCredit: Getty – ContributorBut his players have rallied behind him by inviting him out for dinner next week.Poch, speaking at the club’s training HQ yesterday, said: “When you receive a text from the players inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner one of two things can happen.“It is either because they want to say goodbye or because they feel that they love you and want to show that they are with you.“And I think it’s the second.“If they were going to say goodbye to me, they would do it here – not at a dinner.”The morale-boosting nosh-up – which will take place after their Champions League clash at home to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday and before their Prem trip to Liverpool a week on Sunday – shows Spurs players are standing by their manager.And he is standing by them after ruling out a signing spree in January.Tottenham were widely tipped to have a busy window after a disappointing summer which saw them make just four signings and fail to offload several of his unwanted stars.I believe in the players that are in Tottenham today.But Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe it will be. I believe in the players we have. I believe in the players that are in Tottenham today.“I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change or do something, in or out. But if it is my decision I am going to stick with players because I now have the quality.“It’s only to unlock some situation that is going on in their minds.“We have great quality to achieve the things we are expected to.”Tottenham’s decision not to overhaul their squad in January will surprise and disappoint many of their fans who believe the club’s poor recruitment in the summer is partly to blame for their poor start to the season.But Pochettino said: “I never was keen on January and I will not change now just because it is a tough period.2“For me the most important thing is to try and stay together.”Of course a situation can arise in December or January and you need to take some decision.”But we are not going to force nothing because we believe the squad is a decent squad now and we need to be strong – our decision was right.“Just because we are suffering a storm now we cannot change.”Pochettino has himself admitted his squad needed freshening up in the summer.But speaking ahead of his team’s clash at home to Watford tomorrow he said: “That was in the past.”He added: “Now is not the time to talk about that, now it’s the time to be responsible.”First me and then the players, everyone.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“Now is not a point to talk about January and refreshing the team. Now is about trying to find solutions because we need to win against Watford.“We need solutions now. We cannot think ‘Ok, we can forget about now and then in January we are going to fix the problem’. It’s not like this.“The way I love to work, is that when you make decisions in the summer and then you need to be responsible and then you need to find a way to make that work.“For me, that’s it. I am not talking about January with anyone. I told the players – for me, January is too far away.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’“We respect all opinions but what is going to happen is sometimes the complete opposite that people are saying, or what appears on social media.”Christian Eriksen, one of those players tipped to leave Spurs in January, is a doubt to face the Hornets after suffering a dead leg while on international duty with Denmark.Tottenham boss Pochettino risks fans’ wrath by ruling out January transfer spending spree despite woeful form
Tempête en Aquitaine : la façade sud-atlantique en proie aux vaguesMétéo France à étendu jusqu’à demain son avis de très fortes vagues sur la façade atlantique. Les pompiers ont déjà procédé à une quarantaine d’interventions.Une quarantaine d’interventions, essentiellement pour des caves inondées : c’est le bilan actuel pour les pompiers de Charente-Maritime, de Gironde et des Landes. Bien que les coefficients de marée soient à la baisse (de 96 hier matin à 88 cette nuit), le centre opérationnel départemental de la préfecture de Gironde recommande la prudence aux navigateurs, aux promeneurs et aux habitants de zones inondables.”C’est sans doute le Pays basque qui connaît les conditions les plus difficiles, avec des rafales de vent de 100 à 120 km/h et des vagues pouvant atteindre 9 mètres”, précise Météo France. A Biscarrosse-Plage, des vagues de 6 mètres ont été observées. Les côtes du Médoc et les zones d’estuaires sont particulièrement concernées. Des crues sont à craindre sur la Gironde, l’Adour, la Nive et la Nivelle.Le 9 novembre 2010 à 15:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Fiat, new group rooted in the Marian virtues, invites Saint Mary’s students into conversation, fellowship
Saint Mary’s students will gather Thursday at 7:30 in the Sacred Heart Chapel in Holy Cross Hall for personal reflection and small-group discussions.Fiat, a Latin word that translates to “so be it” and references “Mary’s yes,” is the name of a new student group on campus started by seniors Amanda Fischer, Claire Conlon and Kathy Stalter and junior Alex Guevara-Stevens.Liz Palmer, the assistant director of campus ministry, said Fiat was created because these students felt there was “a need to have community life and to foster prayer life on campus.”“They specifically promote the Marian virtues on campus … they thought that Fiat would be a great way to integrate Mary into the lives of our students,” Palmer said.Palmer said that while Fiat has been sponsored by Campus Ministry, the students lead in organizing and hosting monthly spiritual events that “are a way for someone to give their story about the intersection of faith and life.”At each event, someone is invited to share a personal reflection on one of the Marian virtues and elaborate on how they feel it relates to their life and the broader community. Students then spend time in small groups reflecting on the talk and discussing how it relates to other parts of their lives.While considering the amount of interest that has been generated so far, Palmer said much of the group’s success is due to the way student leaders have approached members of the campus community.“Something I have been reminded of through the Fiat group is the power of invitation,” she said. “Our Fiat leaders have been doing door-to-door outreach.”The inclusive aspect of this group, which is open to people of all faith backgrounds, is essential to the environment that the members want to achieve.“I love that it offers a personal relationship with God in a communal context,” Palmer said. “As a campus minister, I constantly see the need for community among our students, so that’s my favorite thing about the events, that they are fostering that community.”Fischer, one of the student leaders of Fiat, said she is really excited about what she describes as a “student-led, intentional faith-based community.” During the group‘s monthly “signature” events, participants hear from speakers that talk about the Marian virtue for the month, then engage in small group time and fellowship.She went on to underline Fiat’s goal.“It is so simple, but that is exactly what Jesus did — He built a culture of encounter in a simple way, and that is our aim,” she said.This Friday, members of Fiat will be joined by Beth Hlabse. Hlabse is a mental health counseling intern at Holy Cross College and a research project manager at the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame, and is currently completing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling with Divine Mercy University. In her talk, Hlabse will focus on the virtue of “constant mental prayer.”“So many of us don’t really know what prayer is or how to pray,” Hlabse said. “We don’t realize that prayer is the way we live in relationship with God … [and] the way we receive God’s love.”In looking at prayer through this different perspective, Hlabse found parallels with techniques she uses in her profession.“Many of us … fall into patterns of negative and destructive interior dialogue, or ‘self-talk,’” she said.These unhealthy tendencies can be addressed in different ways, Hlabse said, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which assists people in recognizing unproductive thinking and particular stressors or misconceptions that might be causing it. The next step is then to reframe interior dialogue in a more realistic, constructive and positive way, she said.Hlabse will demonstrate “this process of tuning into and reframing our thinking is an opportunity for prayer” in her personal witness talk on Friday.“We can invite God into our headspace and consider how an all-loving God might be asking us to change the way we talk to and view ourselves,” she said.Tags: Beth Hlabse, Campus Ministry, fellowship, Fiat, Mary, prayer