House OKs Measure To Allow Guns In Cars On School Grounds

first_imgControversial legislation that would allow guns in vehicles on school grounds passed the Indiana House late Monday. Credit: file.INDIANAPOLIS – Controversial legislation that would allow guns in vehicles on school grounds passed the Indiana House late Monday. It’s currently a felony to bring a gun onto school property, but Senate Bill 229 would allow those with proper carry permits to keep firearms out of sight in vehicles on school grounds.Nicki McNally, leader of the Indiana Chapter of Moms Demand Action on Gun Violence, said she’s disappointed and hopes some of the issues can be clarified in conference committee.“There’s still a chance that we can get things changed or make it a little bit more tolerable,” she said. “This is something the schools don’t want, so the Legislature is going to have to listen to that eventually.”The bill also would allow individuals to carry guns to off-campus school functions.McNally said the bill also needs clarification on whether bus drivers can carry firearms while transporting pupils.“There’s no definition of ‘bus’ in the bill: it only refers to motor vehicles, so it sort of opens that window and that language really needs to be clarified,” she stated. “I think most people, even gun owners, would not want their bus driver having a gun on the bus.”McNally pointed out that the bill also prohibits schools from adopting policies related to firearms on school buses or school parking lots.“So it’s completely trumping their ability to decide what’s best for them as a school or as a school district across the state,” she said. “That’s a big thing, given that every school is different, every area is different, and this does not give them any choice in the matter.”According to McNally, the measure is dangerous because it will increase the risk of gun-related incidents. Supporters say it allows those who legally carry guns for self-protection to do so without committing a crime.last_img read more

Football: Four takeaways from Badgers’ close bout with Wildcats

first_imgThe No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0, 2-0 Big Ten) continued their impressive start to 2019 with a 24–15 victory at home against the Northwestern Wildcats (1-3, 0-2).For the first time this season Head Coach Paul Chryst’s team found themselves in a contentious battle, but thanks to two defensive scores, three total turnovers and five sacks, Chryst’s team found a way to stay undefeated and remain in the Associated Press Top Ten heading into week six.Here are four notable takeaways from Saturday’s narrow victory.First, Chryst’s offensive line finally met a strong match in Northwestern’s defensive front.Jonathan Taylor still came away with 119 yards on the ground when it was all said and done, but how badly did Chryst’s offensive line and running backs actually struggle against the Wildcats?Saturday’s rushing total of 133 yards marked the team’s lowest output since Dec. 2, 2017 against The Ohio State University in the Big Ten Championship game — 667 days ago. Even during the 2018 campaign, when the Badgers went 8-5 and struggled to beat inferior opponents, they bested Saturday’s rushing mark in every contest including blowout losses to Michigan and Minnesota.This inefficiency on the ground put Jack Coan and the Badgers’ offense behind the sticks early and often, something which leads into the second takeaway from Saturday’s contest — Coan, for the first time this season, wasn’t sharp in passing situations.The phrase “Jacky Heisman” was often heard around Madison after Coan led the Badgers to a blowout win against Michigan.Football: The meteoric rise of Badgers quarterback Jack CoanThe rise of quarterback Jack Coan was a fast one and has Wisconsin Badger fans expecting big things from their Read…After Saturday, that phrase is gasping for air, as Coan struggled to push the offense down the field all day.Coan ended the day completing 15 of his 24 passes for 113 yards, 4.7 yards-per-attempt, zero touchdowns and one interception.The third takeaway from Saturday, turning to the bright side of the Badgers’ performance, is the continued dominance of Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard’s unit.Saturday’s game felt like many of last year’s losses — Chryst’s offense struggling to hold the ball and the opposing team besting the Badgers in first downs, passing yards, total offense and total plays.The first notable turning point came with 2:43 remaining in the third quarter after a long punt return for Northwestern was called back to their 16 yard-line due to a penalty.Leonhard, needing a spark for his unit, dialed up a corner blitz with Eric Burrell coming off the edge. Northwestern QB Hunter Johnson didn’t see the blitz coming and Burrell knocked the ball loose, allowing the Badgers to recover the fumble for a touchdown.Football: Five takeaways from Wisconsin’s pummeling of MichiganThe University of Wisconsin football team welcomed Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines to Madison on Saturday and Read…The next turning point, the play that sealed the game for the Badgers, came five minutes into the fourth quarter when Aidan Smith, Northwestern’s backup QB, got pressured off the edge by Zack Baun and threw an interception to Noah Burks. Burks then proceeded to return the interception for a touchdown to make the score 24–3.These two defensive touchdowns were what the Badgers lacked a season ago, and were what ultimately made the difference in this game.The fourth takeaway from Saturday, much in line with the overall dominance on the defensive side of the football, is the continued dominance of linebacker Chris Orr.Orr finished the contest with nine tackles, two tackles-for-loss, two sacks, a forced fumble and three QB hits.Football: Wisconsin scuffles against Northwestern, able to escape with victory at homeWhat a difference one week can make. Just a week after the University of Wisconsin football team (4-0, 2-0 Big Read…This performance earned him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, the first time a Badger has received the award since November of 2017.Orr and the linebackers have taken a back seat statistically to Baun and the rest of the defensive front thus far, but Saturday Orr and Jack Sanborn combined had 22 total tackles. This is a great sign for Leonhard’s unit as his team nears tough tests against nationally-ranked offenses in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Rooney excited to see what ‘fearless’ England are capable of

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney will earn his 120th England cap against the USA on Thursday © AFP / Paul ELLISBURTON-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Nov 14 – Wayne Rooney will make his final farewell as England’s greatest ever goalscorer in a friendly against the United States on Thursday, but is excited at what a young squad can achieve under “fearless” coach Gareth Southgate in the years to come.Rooney, 33, made the last of his 119 international appearances midway through England’s World Cup qualifying campaign two years ago. In contrast to his prime when a “golden generation” disappointed at major tournaments and never made it beyond the quarter-finals, Southgate’s charges surpassed expectations by making it to the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time in 28 years in Russia.“Fearless,” said Rooney when asked what set Southgate apart from the other five England managers he played under. “Because a lot of the other managers didn’t really give the youth the opportunity to express themselves and come into the team and have an impact.”Rooney insisted he has no regrets on retiring from international football a year before the World Cup, but admitted even he was surprised at how quickly Southgate’s squad matured into contenders to be world champions.“I saw over two years ago the talent we had with the young players,” he added. “I believed those players, maybe not in the World Cup but the one after that, would be good enough to have a go at it. They proved me wrong by doing so well in this World Cup.”England carried on the momentum from their World Cup campaign by inflicting Spain’s first competitive defeat on home soil for 15 years in a thrilling 3-2 victory in Seville last month.Should Luis Enrique’s men fail to bounce back with victory in Croatia on Thursday, England will have the chance to progress to the inaugural Nations League semi-finals by beating the Croats at Wembley on Sunday.– ‘I’m excited’ –Jadon Sancho has starred for Borussia Dortmund this season to break into the England squad © dpa/AFP / Bernd ThissenHowever, the long-term target remains success at Euro 2020 with the extra incentive of the semi-finals and final to be played at Wembley.“Myself along with all you guys (media) are of the opinion the squad is growing, getting better. I’m excited to see them in the next tournament,” added Rooney.While the former Everton and Manchester United striker brings down the curtain on his England career, Southgate has the chance to test some of those at the end other end of their international career against the States.Jadon Sancho, 18, is in line for his first start after starring in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday.Rooney himself burst onto the international scene as an 18-year-old at Euro 2004, but admitted he didn’t always enjoy his England career as he should have after that tournament given the burden of expectation to perform he shouldered.“When you’re in that mode you don’t want to admit there is pressure to perform. I’ve stepped back from that now and can analyse that there was that pressure,” he added.“Having that makes you try too hard and makes you a bit too anxious, so you don’t enjoy it as much as you should. You play your best football and best performances when you’re enjoying playing and winning.”And Rooney is confident this generation can succeed where his failed in winning England’s first major trophy since 1966 if they maintain the free spirit they showed in the summer.“Enjoy it. It’s a huge honour in your career. Probably the best honour you can have,” said when asked to give advice to the current squad.“It won’t always be good, every tournament or every game, but as long as you keep trying to learn and make sure you’re one of the players who can try and bring a trophy back to England, which is long overdue.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Emergency adoption needed: Two abandoned kittens due to be put to sleep today

first_imgTwo kittens were found abandoned in a garden in the Balleybofey area yesterday.They are due to be put to sleep at 5pm today if not adopted.For more information please don’t hesitate to call 0879045359, or contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email [email protected] Emergency adoption needed: Two abandoned kittens due to be put to sleep today was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more