One person was killed and four injured following a clash in the Nadagama area in Gampaha today.The Police said that a United National Party (UNP) Ja-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha member was among those injured in the clash.
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Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Why China is trying to bully Canada (and not the U.S.) into releasing Huawei CFO: Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Burton spoke with numerous media outlets, including Global News, Metro Morning, CBC’s Power in Politics, WABC New York and CTV Your Morning, about Canada’s recent arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzho, as well as the subsequent arrest of two Canadians in China.Can nap pods prevent tired geeks from burning out?: Sleep research from Psychology Professor Kimberly Cote was included in a PC Magazine article that profiled a UK business offering mini sleep rooms for Londoners who wished to take a 30- or 60-minute nap during the day.What’s in a wine label?: A CHCH story about wine purchasing trends during the holidays featured comments from Associate Professor of Marketing Antonia Mantanakis, who said that consumers would believe a wine was superior if it had a picture on the bottle or difficult-to-pronounce name.Grant to help Brock expand on-campus student counselling: A St. Catharines Standard article discussed a $136,000 grant that will help the University to expand on-campus counselling for students during busier periods in the semester.If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 17 year old accused of the murder of talented schoolboy Yousef Makki in a knife attack was granted bail at a secret hearing yesterday.The application to free the teenager from custody pending his trial in June was taken at a 90 minute hearing in chambers at Manchester Crown Court in an unusual legal move. Bail applications are usually held in public and can be reported.The defendant’s parents sat in court as the teenager’s barrister Kate Blackwell QC made the application to the Recorder of Manchester David Stockdale QC.Press and public were made to wait outside the court until the hearing was resumed in open court when prosecutor Charlotte Crangle said a trial date had been fixed for June 18. A pre trial preparation hearing will be held on April 24.The defendant, dressed in a grey sweat shirt over a grey T shirt, stood in the dock during the hearing. He did not speak during the public part of the case. Yousef Makki was stabbed to death in Hale BarnsCredit:PA He said:” The fact that he has been granted bail is a matter of public knowledge but the terms and conditions under which bail were imposed at a hearing in chambers are not and I do not propose to say any more about this.”There was a bail application and I have granted bail in this case. The conditions attached to bail are not a matter of public knowledge nor are the reasons why I took the decision I took. “The teenager is charged with the murder of Yousef on a tree lined street in the affluent Manchester suburb of Hale Barns last Saturday. He is also charged with possession of a bladed article, a lock knife.A second 17 year old has been charged with possession of the same knife and with assisting an offender. He was granted bail at Manchester Youth Court on Wednesday to appear again on March 28. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The Recorder then made an order under Section 45 of the Youth , Justice and Criminal Evidence Act protecting his identity.But he declined a request for the reasons for the granting of bail or the conditions attached to the bail. Friends of Yousef Makki from Manchester Grammar School have been devastated by his murder Miss Crangle was asked by the judge whether she wished to lodge an appeal against the decision he had made behind closed doors and the prosecutor said that she did not.The hearing then concluded but was resumed when the Press made representations to know whether bail had been granted and whether there were conditions attached and whether there was any order preventing the teenager’s identity from being published.