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Teen remanded for robbing sisters

first_imgA teenager of Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was on Wednesday before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for robbing two sisters last month.Chris Fernandez, 19, of E Field, Sophia, denied that he robbed Jacqueline and Elizabeth Percival on December 3, 2017, at their Lamaha Springs, Georgetown home.The prosecution is contending that the two sisters were awoken at about 02:00h by three men, who were already in their flat concrete home. Two of the men were armed. The men then proceed to bind their hands with scotch tape. As the others were ransacking the house for valuables, one of the men held the sisters at gunpoint.They escaped with $1.6 million worth of jewellery and cash. Following investigations, Police arrested Fernandez and he was charged. He appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and denied the offence but was nonetheless remanded to prison. The case will continue on January 31.last_img read more

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first_img5:30 p.m.NBA: Clippers at Detroit PistonsCh. 5/710 6 p.m.NCAA: Oklahoma State at TexasESPN 9 p.m.NCAA: Santa Clara at GonzagaESPN2 NHL4 p.m.Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers VS. SOCCER5:30 p.m.El Salvador vs. Guatemala GALA 11 p.m.Necaxa vs. Pachuca (T)FSC TV/RADIOBASKETBALL4 p.m.NCAA: Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPN 4 p.m.NCAA women: Texas at Oklahoma ESPN2 center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Remi Garde pinpoints ‘special’ player to turn Aston Villa’s season around

first_img1 Aston Villa manager Remi Garde believes summer signing Jordan Ayew could be the man to save their season.Villa are already ten points adrift of safety and looked doomed to the Championship as they enter a hectic festive period.They did, however, rescue a point at the weekend against Newcastle after a stunning strike from the forward who joined under former manager Tim Sherwood.“He is a very gifted player,” Garde said. “He works so hard in the training sessions to give the best for the team. I am very happy for him.“I believe he could score goals for us in the second part of the season.“He’s got the pace. He’s got the stamina as well.“He’s a special player. He’s a decisive player and hopefully he will score more goals.” Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring for Aston Villa last_img read more

FORMER COUNCILLOR HELD IN CUSTODY AFTER PHONING EX-PARTNER

first_imgGareth Reid being brought back into court in handcuffs for his hearing. Newspix Irl.A former Donegal politician was held in custody today after a court heard he broke an order not to contact his former partner.Former Fine Gael county councillor Gareth Reid admitted phoning his former partner four times to tell her of a relative’s death. However the former public representative’s phone number had been blocked from contacting the woman but he did leave messages.A previous order had warned Reid, 31, not to make any contact with the woman.Inspector Goretti Sheridan objected to bail asking how many times did he have to be told not to make contact with the injured party.Judge Paul Kelly remanded him in custody this morning and Reid, of Lawnsdale, Ballybofey, again appeared at Letterkenny District Court this afternoon.Reid, of Lawnsdale, Ballybofey, faces numerous charges including thirteen of domestic violence.A previous court sitting heard claims that the 31 year old father of three had phoned the woman 30 times over one weekend.The woman was so in fear of Reid that she has left Co Donegal and was living elsewhere.Solicitor for the accused Kieran Dillon said Reid realises that he has messed up.But Judge Kelly said he was disturbed at the frequency of the messing up.“Can he not comprehend that he cannot contact the injured party? However, I am conscious of the fact that the contact was not direct,” he said.He adjourned the matter until May 15th when a number of matters will come before the court and released Reid on bail.However he added “He has not to make any contact with the injured party. I am getting fed up with explaining this.“Your persistence is being noted when I am going to deal with the matter.”FORMER COUNCILLOR HELD IN CUSTODY AFTER PHONING EX-PARTNER was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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:breached ordercourtdonegalGareth Reidpartnerlast_img read more

DONEGAL SHOPPERS FLEE DISSIDENT BOMB HELL

first_imgA DONEGAL mum of two last night vowed to ‘never return to Derry’ after witnessing bomb blast chaos in the city yesterday.The Letterkenny woman was speaking after dissidents chucked a bomb inside a bank before running off.“It was utter madness,” said the mum, who saw the chaos in the Diamond area of the city centre yesterday afternoon. “We all thought we’d left this sort of thing behind but the way these boys are going on, it’s only a matter of time before the slaughter innocents. There will be another Omagh.”The bomb was thrown into the Santander bank around 12.3opm and exploded under an hour later.PSNI Chief Inspector John Burrows said “there was sheer panic” when the bomb, contained in a hold-all, was thrown.“There were young children who had to be evacuated. People could have been killed when this explosion went off,” he said. The attacked saw shoppers leave the city centre in their droves.SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan said he was “deeply angered and shocked at this dangerous attack”.NI’s First Minister Peter Robinson condemned those responsible and said they had nothing to offer society except “death and destruction”.Sinn Fein councillor Gerry MacLochlainn was in the area when the explosion happened.“I was going up to the Tower Hotel because there was a possible evacuation because of a bomb scare,” he said. “Apparently a device had been left in the building society at the Diamond in Derry.”Mr MacLochlainn said that as he approached the hotel, the device exploded.“There doesn’t appear to be an awful lot of damage outside, thank God,” he said.DONEGAL SHOPPERS FLEE DISSIDENT BOMB HELL was last modified: May 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:Derrydissidentdonegalnutterslast_img read more

DAUGHTER OF UVF KILLER MADE SECTARIAN REMARKS ABOUT GLASGOW CHOPPER CRASH

first_imgJohn Jnr, left, pictured with his dad on a previous visit to the same barTHE daughter of murdered UVF killer John Bingham could be prosecuted over alleged sectarian remarks made on Facebook over the Glasgow helicopter crash in which a man with Co Donegal links died.Liz Bingham, whose father was shot dead by the IRA in the 1980s, is alleged to have asked if there were any ‘taigs’ on board the Police Scotland helicopter or The Clutha Bar into which it crashed.The remarks have been branded as “disgusting” by those who follow Liz Bingham on Facebook. Now she and others who made sectarian comments on Facebook and other social media sites could be hauled before the courts.DUP councillor Ruth Patterson is currently charged with making sectarian comments over a republican parade through Castlederg last August.According to today’s Scotsman newspapers, prosecutors “must take a hard line” in any case of online hate comments about the Glasgow helicopter crash, Scotland’s Lord Advocate has said.John McGarrigle, whose family come from Letterkenny, was among the nine dead. Police are investigating comments made about the tragedy which killed nine people when a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha bar on November 29.A 16-year-old boy was arrested last week for allegedly posting sectarian and racist comments online about the incident.Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland wants a “robust prosecution policy” and guidance is to be issued to prosecutors this week on how they should deal with hate crimes linked to the Clutha helicopter tragedy.Procurators fiscal will be told that where it can be demonstrated that such an offence was motivated by a reaction to the events at the Clutha bar there will be a presumption in favour of criminal proceedings and all such cases must be reported for Crown Counsel’s instructions.The Lord Advocate said: “It is important that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service demonstrates a robust prosecution policy towards such offences committed as a reaction to the incident in recognition of the fact that people died and the impact such crimes will have on their families and friends. “This is also in consideration of the other people who were in the Clutha bar and those who attended the scene in the aftermath.“I have made it clear that prosecutors must take a hard line against this kind of hate crime.”The first of the funerals for the victims of the crash took place yesterday with a service for helicopter pilot captain David Traill at the University of Glasgow.Prayers were said at the service for the eight others who died in the crash. Police Constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43, were on board the helicopter and the six who died inside the pub were Robert Jenkins, 61, Mark O’Prey, 44, Colin Gibson, 33, John McGarrigle, 57, Gary Arthur, 48, and Samuel McGhee, 56.DAUGHTER OF UVF KILLER MADE SECTARIAN REMARKS ABOUT GLASGOW CHOPPER CRASH was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DAUGHTER OF UVF KILLER MADE SECTARIAN REMARKS ABOUT GLASGOW CHOPPER CRASHlast_img read more

Jean Barton: Touring two of Washington’s National Parks

first_imgLast week I traveled on Mt. Lassen Motor Transit with our hosts Clair and Janice Morey and driver Troy, Bonnie Love, Don and Fran Smith, Robert and Sue Clawson, Phyllis Pine, Mary Johnson, Lucretia Betts, Carol Mieske, Dianne Davis from Red Bluff and Ray and Louise Crawford from Dairyville to visit two Washington National Parks.Joining us from Chico were Carolyn and Marilyn Sullivan, while Marge Wiar, Don Hinkle, Chis Bedell, Nancy Brown, Linda Carpenter, LeRoy and Beverly Neunfeld and Bob and …last_img

Infographic: 2016 Medium-term Budget numbers

first_imgThe medium-term budget presented by finance minister Pravin Gordhan this week is somewhat optimistic. He has released funds to tackle some of South Africa’s more urgent concerns, particularly reforms in education.        Finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s medium-term budget is making the best of a challenging situation. (Image: GCIS)Words: Shamin ChibbaDesign: Sandile KhumaloThe 2016 medium-term budget set out by finance minister Pravin Gordhan is somewhat optimistic. While the growth rate has dwindled in recent months, Gordhan expects it to rise next year.He is looking to ease the burden of social grantees, giving them R10 extra a month, and is also trying to make education more accessible to all in the foreseeable future.Below we break down the numbers of this year’s medium-term budget.For more on the mini-budget, check out:Mini-budget 2016 quotesFull text: the mini budgetClick image for larger view.last_img read more

Gmail Users Better-Connected, More Likely to Tweet than Members of other Webmail Services

first_imgThe study also showed that Twitter is far more popular among Gmail users than anyone else. In fact, on the other services, it’s 4-5 times less popular than Facebook. We would like to think that’s because Gmail users are just more web-savvy and cool, but it’s possible that it’s because they’re just younger than everyone else. Not surprisingly, LinkedIn is the least popular social network, but as Rapleaf points out, many LinkedIn users may have registered with their business email instead. Participation Levels – Hotmail Users have Most Profiles, Gmail Users Better-ConnectedWhen it comes to how the webmail users participate on social networks, Rapleaf found that the majority of the users have only one social media profile. But the service where the average number of profiles is the highest might surprise you – it’s Hotmail. There the average is 2.5 profiles per user. Hotmail is followed by Yahoo, then AOL, and it’s Gmail users who have the least number of social media profiles. That finding seems odd considering that Gmail users are younger and more likely to use Twitter in addition to Facebook. In fact, it almost seems like this data doesn’t even fit with the rest of the study. sarah perez However, the discovery that Gmail users are better-connected than the other users makes more sense. On average, Gmail users have the most friends on social networks with 46.2 friends while Yahoo users have the least with 40.0. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#Messaging Services#social networks#Social Web#Trends#twitter#web The social media data company Rapleaf has just released the final parts of their 3-part study involving the demographics and online behavior of webmail users. In the first part of the study, gender and age data was examined and revealed some interesting findings…like the fact that Gmail has more female users than male, for example. In the final sections of the study, the company has turned its attention to social networking data to discover more details about webmail users’ social media profiles, memberships and network preferences. Social Network Membership DataIn the latterparts of the study, the company looked specifically at social network membership data for users of the AOL, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo webmail services. Not surprisingly, the study found that Facebook was the most popular network across the board. What’s more interesting is how well MySpace fared in some cases. On both the Hotmail and Yahoo webmail services, Facebook only had a small lead. Here, around 20% of all Hotmail and Yahoo webmail users were found to be on Facebook and MySpace. What does this reveal about the Hotmail and Yahoo user base? That they’re a little more behind the times? Or that they’ve been around on the net longer and at one time had created (and possibly now abandoned) their MySpace pages? Unfortunately, the study can’t provide us with these sorts of answers. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Since again, Gmail users tend to be younger than the rest, it goes to reason that they would be in a demographic where their peers are more likely to have social membership profiles. Older webmail users, meanwhile, are still signing up for these sites. Although baby boomersand other middle-aged folks are joining sites like Facebook in droves these days, social networks are still dominated by the young. MethodologyFor the Rapleaf study, the company sampled 120,000 webmail accounts from users with @aol.com, @gmail.com, @hotmail.com and @yahoo.com email addresses. They then looked into the users’ age, gender and social networking data by collecting information from public social media profiles. Obviously, in doing so, they’ve skewed their findings a bit, as the company notes in their original blog post. However, the sample size is large enough to form some conclusions about the members of these services, even if it relied on a particular subset of users. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts last_img read more

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)

first_imgFiber30 g Total fat27% of calories Saturated fat6% of calories JF Meschia, C. Bushnell, B Boden-Albala… The new guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the american heart association/American stroke association. Stroke. 2013 Jul;44(7):2064-89. doi: 10.1161/STR.0b013e318296aeca. Epub 2013 May 7.http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/followdashTable from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash Cholesterol150 mg Fat-free or low-fat dairy products2–32–32–32–32–333–4 Sodium2,300 mg* Table from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dashThe DASH diet has also been used for weight loss which helps with controlling hypertension. DASH Eating Plan—Number of Food Servings by Calorie Level Protein18% of calories Food Group1,200Cal.1,400Cal.1,600Cal.1,800Cal.2,000Cal.2,600Cal.3,100Cal. by Robin Allen MSPH, RDN, LDNFrequently when I go out to eat with friends, fellow workers or new acquaintances I am confronted with “don’t let the Dietitian see what I am eating”.  Or “look how healthy she is eating”. Or “What is your secret”?  I usually respond with the tried and true, moderation is the key which usually ends the conversation and they eat whatever they were going to anyway.  Well I do not always eat “right”.   However if you have a chronic disease such as Hypertension, you should be watching your diet.  But with new diets coming out all the time what should a person with Hypertension be eating?Creative Commons Licensing (Flickr, Summer Lovin’ taken on July 18, 2009Evidence from epidemiological studies and randomized trials indicate that a diet low in sodium and rich in fruits and vegetables, such as the Mediterranean and DASH-style diets, reduce stroke risk. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a flexible and balanced eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These studies showed that DASH lowers high blood pressure and improves levels of blood lipids (fats in the bloodstream), which reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The DASH Diet has been used successfully for weight loss.The DASH eating plan:Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and fat-free or low-fat dairy productsIncludes whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oilsLimits sodium, sweets, sugary beverages, and red meatsLow in saturated and transfatsRich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and proteinThe DASH eating plan is lower in sodium (mostly from salt) than the typical American diet. The DASH research showed that an eating plan containing 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day lowered blood pressure. An eating plan containing only 1,500 mg of sodium per day even further lowered blood pressure.Below are 2 tables that shows the daily nutrient goals used in the DASH studies.Daily Nutrient Goals Used in the DASH Studies (for a 2,000-Calorie Eating Plan) Nuts, seeds, and legumes3 per week3 per week3–4 per week4 per week4–5 per week11 Carbohydrate55% of calories Potassium4,700 mg Vegetables3–43–43–44–54–55–66 Calcium1,250 mg Fruits3–4444–54–55–66 Lean meats, poultry, and fish3 or less3–4 or less3–4 or less6 or less6 or less6 or less6–9 See the original table for footnotes and more information.The National Institute of Health (NIH) has many resources that Dietitians and health care providers can use to help promote a healthy eating plan for patients with hypertension or other chronic diseases.  Simply providing   information is generally not enough to change behaviors. Nutrition mis-information is abundant and the patient may be hearing conflicting messages. Sometimes small incremental changes or goals such as 5 fruits and vegetables per day, or don’t add salt at the table can help achieve a positive change.  Understanding that change is difficult for everyone, including Dietitians, is essential when trying to achieve a healthy lifestyleWhat resources are you using?Hypertension Update: Nutritional Guidelines and Strategies please tune into our Webinar on July 22, 11:00 am ET. Magnesium500 mg Fats and oils1122–32–334 Grains4–55–6666–810–1112–13 Maximum sodium limit2,300 mg/day2,300 mg/day2,300 mg/day2,300 mg/day2,300 mg/day2,300 mg/day2,300 mg/day Sweets and added sugars3 or less per week3 or less per week3 or less per week5 or less per week5 or less per week≤2≤2 This post was written by Robin Allen, member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more