Son who beat mother with rolling pin fined $30,000

first_imgA 33-year-old man, who assaulted his mother with a rolling pin, made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday after he was charged for the offence.Terry Clement of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty and pleaded guilty to both charges.The first charge stated that on September 22, 2019, at D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he unlawfully assaulted Norma Jack.It was further alleged that on the same day and location, he made use of threatening language towards his mother.The unrepresented man in his address to the court stated that, “I love my mom bad and I would do anything for my mom but she does take advantage of me because I don’t have any brother or sister”.The man added, “A man nearly kill me and he give me $500,000 to settle the matter, and I give her the money to keep and she ain’t want give me my money that’s why I fly in a passion and picked up the rolling pin and beat her”.The Virtual Complainant (VC) who was present in court stated, “The morning I was preparing for church and he wake up and started cussing me. He asked me for $500 and I told him I don’t have”.The woman continued by saying that her son followed her around the house and ran into the kitchen where he armed himself with the rolling pin and started to beat her.The mother further added that man went to the door and told her that he is not leaving the house until she presented him with the money.Nevertheless, the woman reported the matter and the defendant was arrested. The Magistrate instituted a $30,000 fine or one month imprisonment.Alast_img read more

Liverpool’s Sh8.9bn Keita bid rejected by Leipzig

first_imgThe 22-year-old has three years left on his Leipzig contract, but Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to lure him to Merseyside.However Mateschitz, 73, the co-founder of energy drinks firm Red Bull, which backs RB Leipzig, says the defensive midfielder is not for sale.“We were flattered when an offer of 75 million euros offer for Naby Keita recently landed at our door. No way! He still has a contract and he will fulfil it,” Mateschitz told magazine Sport Bild.Mateschitz says selling Keita would send the wrong message to RB’s other stars.RB Leipzig’s Germany striker Timo Werner has been linked to Real Madrid, while Swedish midfielder Emil Forsberg is reportedly being chased by Liverpool and Arsenal.“To sell him (Keita) would not only be a sign of distrust for our fans, but would also send out the wrong signal to our other players, such as Timo Werner, who are also in demand,” added Mateschitz.Leipzig will not sell talented players to boost their coffers.“We are not, and will never be, Manchester City,” added Mateschitz.“I have not only the responsibility for the fans from Leipzig but also for the path which we have taken so far.“We’ll do it our way or not at all.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Guinean midfielder Naby Keita has three years left on his Leipzig contract, but Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to lure him to Merseyside © AFP/File / Robert MichaelBERLIN, Germany, Jul 19 – Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has confirmed RB Leipzig have rejected an offer of Sh8.9bn (£66m) for Liverpool-target Naby Keita and insists the Guinea midfielder is not for sale.On their first season in Germany’s top flight, RB Leipzig finished second to Bayern Munich in 2016/17 and have qualified directly for the Champions League, but are eager to keep their playmaker Keita.last_img read more

How Real Madrid won three UCL finals in four years

first_img0Shares0000Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti (L) and Real Madrid’s then assistant manager Zinedine Zidane © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENMADRID, Spain, May 24 – Real Madrid will be targeting their fourth Champions League success in five years on Saturday as they go up against Liverpool in the final in Kiev.Here, we look at how Real held their nerve at the last stage to lift the cup in 2014, 2016 and 2017. 2013-14: Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico MadridReal had waited 12 years to win their 10th European crown, “La Decima”, a feat that had swelled with importance the longer the delay dragged on.Beating city rivals and La Liga champions Atletico, who themselves had reached their first final since 1974, added some extra spice but the match is perhaps best remembered for the arrival of Gareth Bale, in his first season at the club, both at the back post in extra-time to head Real in front and as a star at the club.It proved a knock-out blow for Atleti, who had come within a whisker of pulling off their dream upset, only for Sergio Ramos to head in an equaliser in the third minute of added time, cancelling out Diego Godin´s opener.After Bale´s intervention, Marcelo and a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo made sure of the triumph.2015-16: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (Real win on penalties)After losing to Juventus in the semis in 2015, Real reclaimed the trophy a year later, again against Atletico, this time on penalties. Zinedine Zidane, appointed five months earlier, joined the select group of those to have won Europe’s most prestigious club competition both as a player and a coach while Bale proved his worth again with a dynamic, high-octane performance.It was difficult not to sympathise with Atleti, who had now twice come so close, but in the end, left with nothing.On this occasion, it was the post that proved the difference, Juanfran’s penalty coming back off the woodwork and allowing Ronaldo to sweep home the decisive spot-kick.The Portugese celebrated in typical style, with his shirt off, muscles flexed, roaring towards the crowd.2016-17: Real Madrid 4-1 JuventusRonaldo stole the show, principally from Mario Mandzukic who had scored one of the great Champions League goals, as the ball pinged between four Juventus players, without touching the grass, before Mandzukic chested and volleyed into the top corner.By the end, that superb strike had been relegated by Ronaldo’s contribution, which included two goals, the 599th and 600th of his career, that left Juve crumpled in a heap.Casemiro put Real in front, with the young Marco Asensio adding a fourth late on after Juan Cuadrado´s red card reduced the Italians to 10 men.Bale had not been deemed fit enough to start but Ronaldo played like two Galacticos, having also scored a hat-trick in the semi-finals and five goals in the two legs of the quarters.A remarkable surge to a fourth Champions League title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

800 WALKERS STROLL THROUGH DONEGAL WIND FARMS FOR LOCAL CAUSES

first_imgAround 800 people walked through SSE Airtricity’s Meentycat and Culliagh Wind Farms in Co. Donegal yesterday to raise vital funding for local community projects.COPYRIGHT CLIVE WASSONThe walkers, representing over 40 separate local community groups and bodies, completed a 15km route across a stunning rolling landscape as part of the annual SSE Airtricity Meentycat Community Fund Sponsored Walk.The yearly event raises funds for community groups in areas including Ballybofey, Cloghan, Convoy, Curragh, Drumkeen, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and the Finn Valley. COPYRIGHT Clive WassonThrough SSE Airtricity’s Community Fund programme, the money raised by participating groups in the walk is topped-up by annual payouts from the company. This is the ninth consecutive year of the SSE Airtricity Meentycat Community Fund Sponsored Walk, with community groups receiving over half a million euro in funding to date.COPYRIGHT Clive WassonDuring the walk, participants enjoyed unrivalled views of some of Donegal’s scenic landmarks, including Mount Errigal to the northwest and Barnesmore Gap to the southwest, as well as catching a glimpse of the outskirts of Letterkenny town to the northeast. The walkers also had the opportunity to get up close with many of the 63 wind turbines at the two wind farms.COPYRIGHT Clive WassonAnne Reynolds, SSE Airtricity Community Development Officer, said “At SSE Airtricity, we’re proud to make a positive difference to the communities closest to our wind farms. Through our Community Fund programme and fundraising events, we aim to contribute to the sustainable development of local community groups and projects. It was great to see another big turnout at this year’s SSE Airtricity Meentycat Community Fund Sponsored Walk. The money raised is a major boost for local groups and it’s always a fun and rewarding day for all involved.”COPYRIGHT Clive WassonSSE Airtricity’s Meentycat Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in Ireland. Meentycat and the adjoining Culliagh Wind Farm near Lifford generate over 100MW of renewable energy combined. 800 WALKERS STROLL THROUGH DONEGAL WIND FARMS FOR LOCAL CAUSES was last modified: September 26th, 2015 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)last_img read more

HAMMER HORROR MURDER: ‘DONEGAL MAN HAD NO MOTIVE FOR KILLING’

first_imgFROM JOHN SMITHSON IN READING: A DONEGAL man who has admitted battering a man to death with a hammer had no motive for killing him, his trial has been told.Shaleem Amar died from head injuries after being epeatedly hit with hammers at his home near Ascot, England on November 17 last year.Donegal Town man Robert ‘Derek’ Johnston, his two sons Tom and Ben and his friend Shaun Matthews, all from Cambridgeshire, deny murdering Mr Amar, 33. Johnston, 57, was Mr Amar’s business partner and has already told the trial here at Reading Crown Court that he hit him with a hammer in self-defence after a row over money.The trial has also heard how police found Mr Amar covered in 50kgs of sand in the back of Mr Johnston’s van. He later died of his injuries.Martin Heslop QC, defending Johnston’s 25-year-old son Tom, said no motive had been found for the killing.In fact, he said, emails between them before the killing had “demonstrated affection” for him.“Let’s be realistic, if you may, members of the jury. People don’t go and kill somebody else in a premeditated operation without some reason for doing so,” said the defence lawyer.“If it was premeditated to go and kill him, then why didn’t they do so? Why didn’t they kill him?“Why did they move a man who’s alive into the van? Why attack him at his house?“If they were going to kill him, why did they wait so long? You’d expect them to be in and out as quickly as possible in order to prevent them being caught.”He said Tom Johnston’s “mere presence” in the van and at the time of the attack “do not in themselves prove anything”.The court has previously heard how Derek Johnston had bought three hammers, four pairs of gloves, bags, a wheelbarrow, torch and bags of sand on the day before the killing.This was not a sign of guilt, said Mr Heslop. It was unlikely the defendant would purchase such items for a premeditated killing from a shop where he was a regular customer for 20 years.The trial continues.At hearing© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comHAMMER HORROR MURDER: ‘DONEGAL MAN HAD NO MOTIVE FOR KILLING’ was last modified: December 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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

CHILD SEX SCANDAL: BRAVE VICTIM DEREK SAYS COLAISTE STATEMENT IS LIES

first_imgBRAVE Derek Mulligan has hit back at the directors of Coláiste Chomcille school, accusing them of telling lies about their decision to allow convicted child sex abuser Michael Ferry, to work at the Irish language summer school.He has also alleged Ferry may have been part of a wider paedophile ring operating in the Donegal area that abused children.Mr Mulligan, who was abused as a child by Ferry, said yesterday every one of the abuse victims were sick to the stomach by the statement issued by the school yesterday. “Stop telling us lies and stop telling us the place was unoccupied for nine months when you know it wasn’t”, he told RTÉ News at One.Mr Mulligan said the head teacher at Coláiste Chomcille Donal Lynch, (pictured on his Bebo page above) was there at the time when Ferry was at the school after the first conviction.“They all were there. They knew what he was capable of and he was there all the time. They are just making up excuses and we are sick of excuses. Stop giving us excuses and give us answers,” he said.Derek said Ferry had keys and he was usually there from 3pm until 9pm. He said anyone who had evidence that Ferry was in the school building after his conviction should provide it to the Garda. “I would say there was because there was one paedophile already named who was there in the 1990s – Fr Greene – I believe there is a cover up,” he said.CHILD SEX SCANDAL: BRAVE VICTIM DEREK SAYS COLAISTE STATEMENT IS LIES was last modified: July 21st, 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)last_img read more

Corn plant development

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Much of the corn crop has been planted in the Corn Belt but establishing a good plant stand is most important for getting good yields. The seedling stage is the most critical phase in the life of a corn plant. The young stage of every organism is critical for development and productivity of the adults. If we understand how our crops grow, we can do a better job of meeting the needs of our crops and improve yields. Let’s look at what happens as the young corn plants develop.• V1 to V2:  It takes 110-120 Growing Degrees for corn seedling emergence. The seedlings emerge when coleoptile, the spear-like leaf pierces thru the ground. First and second leaves develop six to seven days after the seedlings emerge.• The first roots start to supply water and nutrients to the young seedlings. Roots are very small and banded fertilizer close to the roots at this stage should be very helpful in stimulating early growth.• V3 to V4: About two weeks after emergence, third leaf starts to develop. Seedling roots stop at this stage and the secondary roots known as “Nodal Roots” start growing. These become the permanent root system of the plant.• The growing point stays below ground for three to four weeks and is protected from frost or insects on the surface. Don’t cultivate too close to the plant after this stage because the roots may be damaged.• Freeze at this stage may hurt the leaves but growing point is not destroyed since it is below ground. The nodal roots are growing fast and start taking over the responsibility of gathering water and nutrients for the whole plant. Root hairs also start growing.• V5: Four nodes develop below the ground. Generally, the first node above the ground is the 5th node. Even at this early stage, leaf and ear shoots are starting to develop. Take care of the young plants and you will have productive healthy adults and a good crop.last_img read more

Transcending Moore’s Law: Is This the Most Important Chart in the Technology Business?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Analysis#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Moore’s Law, the observation that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit has doubled every two years, explains the exponential growth in computing power that enables all the innovation we web-heads love so much. Futurist Ray Kurzweil argues that the exponential growth of computing power extends beyond the history of the integrated circuit, though. Exponential growth in computing happened as a result of innovations prior to the circuit board and it will continue after the integrated circuit’s dominance has been surpassed, Kurzweil believes.Steve Jurvetson, one of the best-known technology investors in the world, has posted an updated version of Kurzweil’s visualization of the history of exponential growth in computing. In his thought provoking discussion of the phenomenon, Jurvetson calls this “the most important chart in technology business.“photo by Jurvetson (flickr)“What Moore observed in the belly of the early IC [integrated circuit] industry was a derivative metric,” Jurvetson writes, “a refracted signal, from the bigger trend, the trend that begs various philosophical questions and predicts mind-bending futures.”What will be the next big leap in computing technology? From a hardware perspective I won’t even venture to guess, but it sure is exciting to think about what those technologies will enable. Many things we’d love to see done today remain too processor intensive, from advanced Augmented Reality implementations to broader real time services and machine learning. Ultimately, we can only make clumsy guesses about the killer apps of an exponentially more powerful computing platform – that’s the point.When calculations per second increase exponentially, fundamentally new things become possible. It’s one of those fascinating quantitative changes that cross the threshold of creating qualitative change.For every frontier explored there is baggage brought from home, of course. About this chart, Union Square Ventures associate Andrew Parker asks “how much does a newer medium pull from an older medium in terms of design paradigms?” (That makes us want to cry for the poor limping US Patent Office, now facing layoffs of all things!)Mind bending is right. What does this chart, that Jurvetson calls the most important in the technology business, bring to your mind – innovation loving readers of ReadWriteWeb? Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Portland

first_imgPortland Entrepreneur Josh Friedman knows as well as anyone how hard it is to raise funding. Friedman took the skills he’d learned from Intel and applied them to start Eleven Wireless and startup co-working facility Nedspace. Says Friedman, “It was hard as hell to raise money and at the time I was pretty well connected.There’s a gap in funding resources for Portland entrepreneurs looking to raise between $25,000-250,000 dollars and it needs to be addressed…While our Angel investors are great, they simply aren’t doing the volume to take chances on early-stage companies.” Friedman is looking to expand Nedspace to ten additional cities in 2010 and is rumored to be raising a seed fund for Portland-based startups. Says Friedman, “If it wasn’t exciting here I don’t think I’d live here. I really believe in my heart and soul that Portland can be the best city in the world to start a business. The fact that it’s a cheap to live, in addition to being a clean and cool place makes it a good place for entrepreneurs. If we combine that with the right investors, people will move here in droves.” Says Rick Turoczy, “In some ways this whole town is an incubator. People here view technology as an artistic pursuit and they like to muck about in coffee shops and co-working facilities. In the 15 years I’ve lived here it’s the most cohesive and collegial community yet. This sort of creative spirit doesn’t always come with a business plan, but as more companies like Jive and JanRain get funding, we’re starting to see the developers and VCs get on the same page.”Additional ResourcesOregon Entrepreneurs Network: OEN helps Oregon and SW Washington-based entrepreneurs manage their early-stage companies. The group’s programs include the Portland Angel Network, Women’s Investment Network and Oregon Angel Fund. The group also hosts conferences including Angel Oregon and Venture Northwest as well as a series of business-related PubTalks on the second Wednesday of every month. Portland Ten: Portland Ten is an incubator program where companies buy into their own development and make a goal to reach to $1M in revenue by Oct, 2010. Coworking Portland Wiki: This wiki keeps a list of local co-working spaces and requests for shared spaces. Beer and Blog:On Fridays between 4-6pm Portland residents meet up at the Green Dragon to share in their mutual love of beer, blogs and all things Portland. If you’ve got more resources for the Portland area let us know in the comments below. Photo Credit: Stu Seeger Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting RWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Turoczy explained, when Tektronix and Intel hung their hats in Oregon, scores of great developers and technologists found themselves settling the once sleepy blue collar region. As employees broke off to start new ventures, a startup community was born out of it. Concurrently, the open source communities and iPhone communities sprung up. Entrepreneur and Urban Airship CEO Scott Kveton manages to keep a foot in both the open source community and the iPhone community. While Urban Airship focuses on building out iPhone infrastructure for developers, Kveton is also well known for working with Oregon State University to start the Open Source Lab – the first state-wide open source development curriculum. Coupled with the fact that O’Reilly’s OSCON and the Linux creator Linus Torvalds call the region home, Oregon’s developers understand the value of shared knowledge and community. When asked how the open source movement has shaped Oregon’s entrepreneurs, Kveton replies, “Portland has a live free or die attitude. We engage in community and unlike other groups we really share our knowledge.” The majority of ReadWriteWeb’s team calls Portland home. Agrees Marshall Kirkpatrick, “There’s a very supportive community, lots of very creative people and a great history of geekery.  People interested in open source, wikis, RSS and mobile apps will find some of the most influential developers and companies in the world available to connect with in Portland.”Raven Zachary is one such developer. Zachary helped start BarCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, iPhoneDevCamp and still serves on the board of Legion of Tech – a group that organizes Oregon-based tech events. Through his work as the President of Small Society he’s built iPhone apps for a number of influential campaigns including the Obama ’08 iPhone app. When asked what he thinks of Portland he explains, “Portland attracts people – people who want to stay here and ideally work for local businesses. We have a huge population of telecommuters in this city working for out of state employers, many in California. The talent is here, the greater challenge is the receptivity of investors to bet on Portland-based tech companies.” When asked what shapes Portland’s startup culture, Silicon Florist blogger Rick Turoczy named 3 defining aspects of the industry – hardware roots, open source projects and iPhone development. Turoczy has been in Oregon for the past 15-years and started Silicon Florist as a way to cover the region’s early stage startup scene alongside other Portland tech sites like Mike Rogoway’s Silicon Forest blog and Strange Love Live. Since then he’s watched his town grow into a bustling tech hub and enjoyed every minute of it. ReadWriteWeb caught up with Turoczy and a few other Portland influencers to get a feel for the scene. Tags:#Never Mind the Valley#start#startups last_img read more

Commonwealth Games 2014 kicks off after glitzy ceremony with prayer on lips for MH17 victims

first_imgThe 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start with some enthralling performances by singers Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle and violinist Nicola Benedetti at the Celtic Park and a minute’s silence for the victims of the Malaysian Airlines crash in Glasgow on Wednesday.The British Queen Elizabeth II declared the Games open after more than two hours of colourful ceremony that was participated by some 2,000 cast members and 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories.”The baton relay represents a calling together of people from every part of the Commonwealth and serves as a reminder of our shared ideals and ambitions as a diverse, resourceful and cohesive family.”And now, that baton has arrived here in Glasgow, a city renowned for its dynamic cultural and sporting achievements and for the warmth of its people, for this opening ceremony of the Friendly Games,” the Queen said in her speech.During the ceremony, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond called the crowd and athletes together to observe a minute’s silence in memory of the 298 people who died when flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine.The crowd also became emotional when comedian Billy Connolly via a video message reminded that this is the first Commonwealth Games since the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.Conolly also recounted how Mandela was awarded the the Freedom of the City by Glasgow in 1981 while he was still in prison on Robben Island. In 1986 Glasgow renamed St George’s Place – the street on which the South African consulate-general was based – after Mandela.advertisementThe ceremony started with Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor opening proceedings with a pre-recorded video message followed by jigs from Scottish actor John Barrowman and comedian Karen Dunbar.Dunbar appeared in the crowd and marched down to stadium centre telling the crowd and the world that “we’re a land of inventors and poets and dreamers, we’re enlightened, creative and fun.”Fittingly, Barrowman appeared from beneath a giant kilt aboard a tartan jeep decorated with some highland cow horns.The ceremony celebrated the diversity of Glasgow and what the city and Scotland have in common with the 70 other competing nations.From whisky, golf, Dolly the Sheep, marmalade, fountain pens and the Kelvin Scale, some of Scotland’s finest exports werr exhibited during the opening ceremony at the Celtic Park, which is the home of Celtic Football Club.The players’ parade was led by India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts. London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour.India’s female atheltes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted the red turbans.India were followed by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia, Pakistan and Brunei.The Malaysian athletes sported black armbands and their nation’s flag was at half mast in honour of the victims of the national airline’s two recent tragedies.The contingents were led by a Scots representative wearing tweeds and walking a Scottie terrier in a jacket and sporting the name of each country.The parade ended with the current host, Team Scotland. At the end of the parade, athletes and team officials were seated on the field of play, in the centre of the live show that followed.Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar from India, and a UNICEF goodwill star, in a pre-recorded message urged people to donate generously for the development of the children of the world.More than 4,500 sports persons from 71 Commonwealth nations will participated in the parade for the Games that will showcase 17 disciplines over 11 days of competition. The closing ceremony will take place at Hampden Stadium August 3.last_img read more