A father of three on Friday appeared before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court charged with unlawfully wounding one of his sons.Terrence Hopkinson, 51, of Lot 67 Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 5, 2016, at Uitvlugt, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Trevor Hopkinson with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.The prosecution contended that on the day of the incident, both the defendant and the virtual complainant (VC) the son, were involved in a heated argument.Reports are that the defendant picked up a piece of wood and dealt the VC several blows about his body. The VC reportedly fell after which the defendant continued to hit him until several persons came to his assistance.He was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was admitted.The matter was reported to the Leonora Police Station and the defendant was arrested and charged.Hopkinson told the Magistrate that his son was being unruly and as such he had to “discipline” him.However, Magistrate Lambert explained to the defendant that there is a difference between discipline and abuse.Hopkinson was granted bail in the sum of ,000 and is scheduled to make a next court appearance on September 16, 2016.
The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday distributed in excess of $400,000 worth of rice to workers who were sacked from the Rose Hall Sugar Estate.That Party’s Regional Supervisor Zamal Hussain explained that the donation of the rice was made by a city businessman.He noted that the donation was a timely intervention to assist the former Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) workers, so that they can enjoy the holidays with their families.“It is not much, but it could be of some assistance to persons in this area (East Canje). We know that this area has turned out to be a depressed area whereby hundreds of sugar workers in this area have been affected in a very hard manner, so the Peoples Progressive Party, the General Secretary and the Executive Secretary, urged that we make some contribution to these former GuySuCo workers,” Hussain related.In December last year, Government closed the Rose Hall and Skeldon Estates in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).In fact, last year, 1851 workers were sacked from the Skeldon Sugar Estate; 1181 from the Rose Hall Estate; 1480 from the East Demerara Sugar Estate, and 251 from the Wales Sugar Estate.Region Six had depended heavily on sugar, and closure of two of the three sugar estates in the Region has caused all other sectors to be affected.After several months of protest action taken by the dismissed workers backed by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Government gave the former workers half of their severance packages.“You can see the urgency and need for what we are distributing, and that can tell the level of hopelessness and desperation that exists among the former sugar workers,” Hussain said as he referred to the crowd, members of which had each gathered to collect a bag of rice.“They have been affected so badly that some of them are not having a square meal for the day,” Hussain added as he described the impact of the Estate’s closure one year later.The party official urged the workers to have some hope, and to stay united so that when his party returns to office they will received the ‘Good Life’ as promised.He also took the opportunity to wish the entire region an enjoyable and incident free holiday.
“The way he says what he said, his words might have been twisted,” Carroll said. “They never talked and never had a conference call or speakerphone conversation. Joe knows that. “I’m not worried about it one bit. There are phone records to show it never happened, and if it comes down to it, they will find that out.” Under NCAA rules, former players are forbidden to speak to recruits because they are considered boosters or representatives of the university. USC’s compliance office is investigating the matter. Ironically, Carroll said he considered setting up a conference call with Bush and McKnight during a home visit in Louisiana last week but was told by his staff such a conversation was against the rules. Instead, Carroll said he spoke to Bush. Before he signed, McKnight was concerned about possible NCAA penalties against USC involving allegations that Bush received improper benefits from agents. Carroll said Friday that he was looking for a tape of McKnight’s press conference because he was concerned that the tailback’s comments were “twisted.” McKnight followed up his initial comments and said they were mistaken. “When Joe was trying to get a hold of me, he wanted to know what was going on, so I talked to Reggie and asked for some details and got him up to date,” Carroll said. “That conversation with Bush (and McKnight) never existed.” Carroll said he blames Louisiana State fans for the controversy because they are unhappy that McKnight left the state and chose USC. “The LSU people are going crazy with it,” he said. “Everyone down there is raising a stink. “There’s nothing to worry about. It absolutely did not happen.” email@example.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! USC coach Pete Carroll said Friday he is not “fazed” by a university investigation into whether NCAA rules were broken in the recruitment of star tailback Joe McKnight because “nothing happened, so we won’t get penalized.” McKnight caused a controversy during his press conference to announce he signed with USC on Wednesday, suggesting he picked the Trojans after he listened to a conversation between Carroll and former tailback Reggie Bush.
Former England, Real Madrid and AC Milan manager Fabio Capello is the latest high-profile coach to move to the Chinese Super League after signing a contract with Jiangsu Suning.The 70-year-old Italian, who was the England boss for four years before resigning in February 2012, follows in the footsteps of the likes of countrymen Marcello Lippi and Fabio Cannavaro by taking the reins at a Chinese club.A statement published via Jiangsu’s official Instagram account on Sunday read: “Today we have signed a working contract with Mr Fabio Capello. He will be the head coach of our team since today. Welcome Fabio!” Fabio Capello: The 70-year-old has taken over Jiangsu Suning 1
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a young aspiring model and actress in Co Donegal.Richard Burke appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court before Judge Kevin Kilrane. Wearing a grey top and grey tracksuit bottoms, Burke was charged with Murder Contrary to Common Law.The 27-year-old accused man, who was represented by solicitor Frank Dorrian, did not speak during the brief appearance.Burke, of 49 Forest Park, Killygordon, was brought to court amidst heavy Garda security from Letterkenny Garda station.Richard Burke leaving Sligo Courthouse. (North West newspix0Richard Burke arrivng Sligo Courthouse. (North West newspix0Detective Garda Sgt. Michael Galvin told the court that he arrested Burke at 3.15pm at Letterkenny Garda station.When charged the accused replied “I understand everything.”Solicitor Frank Dorrian applied for free legal aid saying his client was on disability benefit.Garda Superintendent Colm Nevin applied to have the accused remanded in custody to Harristown Court until next Friday, January 11th and this was granted by Judge Kevin Kilrane.The late Jasmine McMonagleMother of two Jasmine McMonagle, aged 28, who was originally from Castlefinn, was found dead at her home at Forest Park in Killygordan at 7.30am on Friday morning last.It followed a siege at the home when Gardai had been refused entry following reports of a domestic disturbance at around 4am.Ms McMonagle, an aspiring actress and model, was pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor.Burke was arrested at the scene by members of the Garda’s Regional Response Unit just before 7.30am.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station for questioning in relation to the woman’s death before he was formally charged earlier today.Ms McMonagle’s two children Sky, aged 7 and Luna, aged 1, are now in the care of their grandparents.Tributes have continued to flow in for Ms McMonagle on social media.Forensic officers at scene of the tragic murder in Donegal. (North West Newspix)Man says “I understand everything” when charged with murder of Donegal mum was last modified: January 7th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures FOOTBALL LATEST Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack possible standings Getty 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Wolves have settled back into Premier League life like they were never away.Nuno Santo’s side picked up a crucial last-gasp three points away at West Ham before the international break and now turn their attentions to a first home win. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more impact highlights silverware In their way are Burnley, who have made a poor start to the season by their high standards.With the Europa League adventure already over, Sean Dyche must sort the defensive issues that have seen his side concede nine goals in four games.What time is kick-off?This Premier League clash is set for Sunday, September 16.Kick-off at Molineux is at 1.30pm.The last time these sides met was in the 2015/16 Championship season, where they played out two draws.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Right here on talkSPORT we will have live commentary of the match from 1.15pm.Tune in using our web player, your DAB radio or our mobile app.talkSPORT is widely available across the United Kingdom on 1089 or 1053 AM. MONEY Nuno Santo was delighted with the late win against West Ham What is the team news?Record-signing Adama Traore again impressed off the bench and bagged the winner against West Ham.But he will have to wait for his first Wolves start after being named among the substitutes.Burnley are still without Nick Pope and Joe Hart retains the No1 jersey, while James Tarkowski plays his ELEVENTH game of the season already after appearing for England in midweek.Confirmed teams:Wolves: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny, Helder Costa, Jimenez, Jota.Subs: Gibbs-White, John Ruddy, Saiss, Ruben Vinagre, Hause, Leo Bonatini, Traore.Burnley: Hart, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Hendrick, Cork, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Vokes.Subs: Heaton, Lowton, Wood, Westwood, Ward, Vydra, Long.
They are known as Bubbly Tacos and they are the Donegal lads taking the internet by storm.The lads have posted a series of videos on You Tube featuring both the wacky and the weird. But it wasn’t until they realised that playing with their balls could make them superstars.The guys can literally bounce a ball into an object given a chance (and perhaps 50 attempts!)But who cares because the guys are great entertainment.Simply CLICK to play. DONEGAL LADS SHOW IT TAKES BALLS TO MAKE IT ON YOU TUBE was last modified: June 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:ballsBubbly TacosYou Tube
A loving mum has revealed how she has slept in her daughter’s bed ever since she was killed by a drunk-driver and how she will never change a thing about the room.Tracey Baird wiped away tears as she paid tribute to her loving daughter Kiara who was just 19 years old when she died.Kiara and pal Maria Wallace, 38, were killed by serial criminal Dermot Dowd on a country road outside Ballybofey in September 2016. The women had just finished college and met Dowd in a bar in Ballybofey.Just after 4pm on September 21st, the 24-year-old drove Maria’s car at speed out the Glenfin Road narrowly avoiding a number of cars.Despite pleas from the two women to him to slow down, Dowd lost control of the Citreon car and struck a lamppost.Both women were thrown from the car with Kiara being killed instantly while Maria was rushed to hospital only to pass away a short time later. Dermot Dowd leaving Letterkenny Circuit Court. (North West Newspix)Despicable Dowd initially claimed to Gardai that it was Maria who was driving the car.He eventually admitted being drunk, driving dangerously, having no license and not being insured.On Friday he was sentenced to a total of 6 years in jail with the last 12 months suspended and also banned from driving for 15 years.The mothers of both victims bravely gave victim impact statements and told how Dowd’s manic driving had changed their lives forever.Tracey Baird told a hushed courtroom how she slept beside her daughter when she arrived home to be waked at the family home in Ballybofey. She had identified her daughter, Kiara’s body, on the morning after the car crash. “I remember not wanting it to be her.“Kiara’s body arrived home that night and we laid her out in her bedroom for her wake.“I slept beside her for them few nights and I still haven’t left her room. I have slept there ever since.”Kiara’s room remains the same. “Her clothes are still in her wardrobe and chest of drawers. Her bath towel still hangs where she left it.” Tracy would never forget the day her daughter’s life was claimed.“It was a Wednesday, like any other. I had met Kiara while I was driving my younger daughter to school, it was around 1 o’clock.“It was pouring rain, so I pulled into a near-by parking space beside her. I told her to get into the car, she was soaking wet.“She said, she had just finished her course and she was going for a drink with her course mate, Maria. Maria had been upset and she wanted to stay with her.‘I’ll be grand, Ma, I’ll be home in a while.’Her mother was unsure, however, but said to her: “I’ll see you later and I love you, mind yourself. I’ll have your dinner ready.“That was the last time I saw Kiara alive.”She still thinks about why she had not persuaded her to get into the car with her.“I should have told her to phone me, so I could collect her. I should have phoned her when I got home to make sure she was okay. I shouldn’t have made her start her new course in hospitality.“I shouldn’t have ever moved her to Donegal.”The family had decided to make that move to Donegal because where they lived in Dublin, was “getting rough and hazardous”.“We moved to Donegal. Kiara was not happy, but I told her it was a new life for us. I just wanted a better life for her and her brother.“It was a hard move for all of us, but I thought at the time it was for the best.”Tracy had been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and at seven months pregnant had a C-section so she could start chemotherapy straight away.“It was a hard time for all of us, but we got through it as a family. I was given the all clear in January 2016.“I thought of the possibility of me dying and now I think now maybe it should have been me. I was the one who was sick, Kiara was full of life and was only starting to live.”In her victim impact statement, Trace said she had lost people in her life who she truly cared about but the loss of Kiara was nothing she had ever experienced.“It’s like something broke into my chest and just ripped out my heart”.All her, Tracy’s, decisions had brought them to that day where her life was taken. “I can never tell her how sorry I am, or how much I love and miss her.“I can never again just hug her and hold her, tell her how proud I am of her and how losing her has had a huge impact on our family and friends.”On the day of the crash, Tracy and her son, Cian, had gone in the car to collect her other daughter, Kayleigh, from school.“A Garda car was outside and two Guards were walking towards us. We were asked by them, who we were, and the politely asked to go back to the house.“I got really nervous and started calling for my partner, Karl. I knew there was something wrong.“’There’s been a crash’, the Guard said. I immediately thought of my mam and her partner, who was out shopping.“It’s Kiara’. My heart stopped. I jumped up as I immediately wanted to go to her, but this was not to be.She would never forget that day. “It wasn’t real, it could not be real. My baby girl can not be gone.”The Gardai had asked her to stay at the house. “Not knowing at the time, my baby girl was lying not five minutes walk away from our home.“It will always play on my mind how close she was to home, and why I listened and didn’t go to look for her.”They pass the scene of the crash everyday. “A smelly truck-stop is where my baby girl’s life was taken. Where on occasions, people find it amusing to rip up flowers that had been left or hid and throw away the plaque, Mary, Maria’s mum, put there.”Cian, meanwhile, had heard most of the details about the crash on his bus to school. “It broke my heart when he told me his sister had crashed into a pole and died.”Christmas had been hard.“Every ad on the tele, every movie, every song, I just wanted to curl up in a ball.”She would always keep Kiara in her heart and thoughts.“But there is always an empty chair in our home.”Her motherly instincts and aching pain were echoed by Mary McGonagle, the mother of Maria Wallace.She revealed how her first daughter had died of a cot death aged seven months.“So when I gave birth to Maria, I poured every bit of love in my body on her,” she said.She also revealed how Maria, a mum of three boys, battled cancer twice but will never see her sons grow up.“My darling Maria will never see how well her boys are doing, she will never see them getting married and she will never hold any grandchildren in her arms,” she added.Ms McGonagle said she was so proud when her daughter started college but now she wishes she never had.“When she started college, I told her how proud I was of her every day but I also told her not to get used or to be taken for granted.“Now I wish she had never started college and she would still be here with me.“I can no longer listen to music or watch things on TV that we used to watch together.”She then pleaded with Judge John Aylmer to give both families justice for all they have been through.“Please Your HOnour, all I want is justice because for me there is no pills or operation I could have to heal my broken heart.“All I do now is to stand by Maria’s grave and cry alone. On the day of my baby’s funeral, I would have given anything to keep her coffin in my room to be near her. I still wish I could,” she said.EndsTragic mums reveal their secret heartache after daughters’ deaths was last modified: February 4th, 2018 by StephenShare 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)Tags:BallybofeycourtcrashDermot DowdjailKiara BairdMaria Wallace
With the Dover trial in the midst of its first week (09/26/2005), the Goliath fans are sounding off, led by their cheerleaders, Nature, Science and other institutions:Nature had two pieces this week, claiming the Dover trial represents Do or Die for Design. This editorial ended, “Scientific organizations are well aware of this case’s significance, and many have lent public support to the plaintiffs [i.e., the ACLU and the 11 parents suing the school district for allowing alternatives to Darwinism]. A ruling in their favour will be welcomed not just by scientists and teachers but by American parents, whose children need to be protected from an injection of superstition into science teaching.” (Emphasis added in all quotes; “sic” means “thus in the original”; our usage is intended to point out the assumptions and biases of the source.)Nature writer Geoff Brumfiel titled his report, “School board in court over bid to teach intelligent design.” Even though the school board did not require teaching intelligent design, but only mentioning that an alternative source was available for the students, Brumfiel focused on the testimony of the pro-Darwinists, Ken Miller, Eugenie Scott and Eric Rothschild. He reported that when Ken Miller was asked about problems with the origin of life, Miller responded, “I would rather say that Darwin was incomplete, not that Darwin was inadequate.”Science reporter Constance Holden wrote about “Darwin’s (First) Day in Court.” She also highlighted Brown U professor Kenneth Miller, describing him in terms of a prize fighter: “Even the flagellum got its moment in the spotlight. Miller tore into a favorite example used by biochemist and ID proponent Michael Behe….” She made a short reference to the co-option argument; i.e., that the flagellum resembles a simpler molecular syringe, presumed to be a precursor.Kansas University: Chancellor of KU, Bob Hemenway, wrote a letter to colleagues asking them to hold their ground against the ID movement. “The United States cannot accept efforts to undermine the teaching of science,” he said, although he hastened to mention that no one is attacking people’s religious beliefs. Creationism and intelligent design, he said, “are most appropriately taught in religion, philosophy, or sociology class, rather than a science class.”Citizen War Invades Museum The Lawrence Journal-World reported about growing numbers of patrons entering the Sternberg Museum of Natural History angry about the pro-evolution exhibits. Pro-ID advocate John Calvert claims there is no organized effort, but the museum director says the following scenario is becoming increasingly common: “A person or group will come in and confront one of the guides with rapid-fire questions for which the person is not qualified to respond” (see 09/22/2005 story). The museum is counterattacking with more evolutionary displays and pamphlets, but Calvert, who thinks the museum is not educating but rather indoctrinating, predicts a backfire: “These exhibits are not going to work,” he said. “People are going to wind up laughing at them.”Hey; great idea. Laughter may be one of the best medicines for chronic Darwinism. Give it a try after the pepper spray of rapid-fire questions (be nice, of course—see 09/22/2005 commentary). Let’s get the museum directors, the docents, the scientists, the lawyers and the reporters all laughing and having a good time. Hire comedian Brad Stine to come into the dinosaur exhibit and give his wacky impressions of Dr. Noah Tall. Stroking his goatee, gazing into the air, he could say, “Yes, children, this Diplodocus slowly morphed into your parakeet, over millions and millions of years.” Somebody could hang a sign on the stuffed cow, “Whale Under Construction.” Hold a karaoke contest of the Evolution Songs. Find more ideas on the Darwin Day Top Ten (02/13/2004 commentary). Face it; evolution is funny. It’s the craziest thing you ever heard. “Hydrogen: a light, odorless, colorless gas, that given enough time, turns into people.” Wah-hoo! Hey, this could be just the thing: a positive, constructive strategy to heal the cultural rift in society. It might even be good therapy for the Darwin Party leaders, who take themselves way too seriously. Visualize Eugenie Scott and Ken Miller at the mike, hamming it up with Gory, gory evolution, ’tis ruthless marching on while the party is cracking up uncontrollably under the Charlie poster with the caption, “O, my sick stomach; I just looked at my eye in the mirror again.” One wonders if Hitler would have gotten anywhere if the crowds packed into his beer hall speeches not to be swayed, but for a rollickin’ good time at Amateur Comedy Hour. Embarrassed at everyone mocking his antics, he might have slinkered away back to a career in art.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities The former head of U.K. mobile telecoms giant O2 warns an antiquated “analog” mindset among government could stunt the development of smart cities.Ronan Dunne mused on the challenges facing smart cities in the U.K. He recently left his role as head of Telefónica’s U.K. mobile subsidiary O2 to take over Verizon’s wireless unit.See also: Who are smart cities initiatives actually benefiting?Dunne said that the U.K. government needs to make it easier to roll out next generation mobile communications infrastructure. The consequences of lagging in 5G advancements could hamper the development of smart cities and related technology like connected cars.“In the longer-term, we will forget this stupid debate about rolling out fibre cables,” said Dunne. “The UK taxpayers have to pay BT for digging holes in the ground which doesn’t make a lot of sense in this day and age.”Many mobile operators have pushed for changes to the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) for years, and are lobbying for coverage in the impending Digital Economy Act.The next stage of wireless5G is the proposed next stage of wireless communications standards. Though it is currently in development, it is seen as a necessary evolution from the current 4G systems.This is due to the massive increases in wireless data that are already flowing thanks to the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) technology.IoT sensors form the backbone of smart city strategies, with everything from streetlights to manhole covers generating data that needs to be transmitted, analyzed and utilized.Many telecoms experts have opined that 5G’s future role as IoT enabler will create new revenue streams for operators.However, there have been doubts raised that the introduction of new the 5G infrastructure will be ultimately advantageous to telecommunication firms. New Street Research partner Andrew Entwistle warned earlier this year that 5G will not offer “any business case for a telecoms operator.” For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#5G#Internet of Things#IoT#o2#regulation#Smart Cities Related Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Donal Power