Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Tyler Trent’s Mother At His Funeral

first_imgTyler Trent asks Purdue football fans to do the "Kinnick Wave" during game against Iowa.According to multiple reports, a man in Florida has been arrested after allegedly making threats against the mother of Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who passed away last week after a courageous battle with cancer. The man – John Matthew Pinkham – reportedly threatened to kill Trent’s mother at his upcoming funeral this week.According to IndyStar, Pinkham allegedly posted death threats on Facebook under a fake account. He was arrested in Deltona, Florida.Here’s more:Pinkham is accused of using an alias, Julie Homan, to make multiple posts. Volusia County investigators said the threats included:“Cant wait till I can choke the life out of you” … “funerals coming and I will appear like the reaper”“just wait until yall hear what I do at his funeral..i promise I will make headlines..i will kill his mother.. just watch I will be talked about forever..this is no idol threat.”Trent’s story was incredibly inspirational during this past college football season. The Purdue superfan correctly predicted the Boilermakers’ upset over Ohio State. He also inspired millions who are battling cancer themselves.The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted a mugshot of Pinkham.New mug shot after #deltona man booked into jail today by @VolusiaSheriff. John Pinkham accused of making threats to kill mother of Purdue Superfan & cancer activist @theTylerTrent who died last week. Pinkham allegedly used alias on @facebook threatening to kill mom at funeral.— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) January 8, 2019It’s unclear if the man has any connection to the Trent family.Trent’s funeral is set for Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis. There will be a candlelight vigil on Wednesday at Purdue.last_img read more

Premier Offers Congratulations to Peter MacKay

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald today, Aug. 14, offered his congratulations to Peter MacKay as he takes on the new portfolio as Canada’s Minister of Defence. Mr. MacKay will also continue as Minister of ACOA and regional minister for Nova Scotia and P.E.I. “I am pleased for Mr. MacKay and offer him my sincere congratulations on behalf of the province of Nova Scotia,” said Premier MacDonald. “The Defence portfolio has strong economic benefits for this province and I look forward to working with Mr. MacKay on Defence matters.” The premier was also pleased that Mr. MacKay will continue in his responsibilities as the Minister of ACOA and regional minister responsible for Nova Scotia. “Mr. MacKay did a fine job as the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, and I am sure he will continue that good work as he takes on this new role,” said the premier.last_img read more

President Obama Urged to delist LTTE in the US

“The European Union’s top court took a step on September 2016, towards confirming the removal of the Tamil Tigers from an EU terrorism blacklist, despite protestations from the Sri Lankan government. The Sri Lankan government had said in 2014 that it would provide the evidence which the EU court found lacking to support sanctions against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Judges of the General Court ruled that EU leaders relied too heavily on media reports rather than their own investigations,” Tamils for Obama said.Tamils for Obama urged the US President to be reasonable to Tamils and de-list the LTTE and not punish the victims. (Colombo Gazette) Tamils for Obama said that the LTTE is now defunct and no LTTE activities have been reported over the last seven years. “There is no reason to keep them on the list. It was a mistake by the Bush administration to support the Sri Lankan genocidal war against the innocent Tamils. Tamils say it was his Karma,” Tamils for Obama said. US President Barack Obama has been urged to de-list the LTTE in the US. A Tamil diaspora group in the US, Tamils for Obama, said that many Tamils are suffering because of the listing of the LTTE.“Because of the listing of Tamil Tigers, it creates pain for many US Tamils when they travel to abroad and when they return to US. They have to go through many hours of interrogation. Some US Tamils have asked us to convince President Obama to help us by removing Tamil Tigers from the list. Obama can give Tamils a little relief by de-listing the Tamil Tiger during this Christmas and giving season,” Tamils for Obama said. read more

UN refugee agency praises Italy for allowing three dozen refugees to disembark

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Rome for placing humanitarian considerations first, rather than maintaining the impasse that has developed in recent weeks.The Cap Anamur, which is operated by the German aid agency of the same name, was allowed to dock at a port in Sicily yesterday, three weeks after the ship picked up 37 Africans whose boat was stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.Briefing reporters in Geneva, UNHCR spokesman Rupert Colville said the origin of the rescued people was not clear – initial reports said the group were Sudanese, but reports from Italy yesterday indicated they were from Ghana and Nigeria.Mr. Colville said UNHCR staff in Sicily are monitoring the situation and attempting to contact the refugees, who are being held at a centre on the island, to find out more about their situation.Some of the group made asylum claims while on the Cap Anamur, but Mr. Colville said UNHCR was unsure whether any of them were claiming asylum in Italy. read more