Miner remanded on B&E charge

first_imgA 22-year-old miner whose burglary attempts were unsuccessful, was on Tuesday brought before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the crime.Michael Smith stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied that between October 9 and 15, 2018, at Lot 3275 Aubrey Barker Road, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he broke and entered the dwelling house of John Primo and stole a quantity of items including a refrigerator, television, several cases of beer bottles, a security camera, one gas bottle and a DVD; all at a total cost of $426,000.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted, citing the seriousness and prevalence of the charge.The prosecution’s case is contending that the victim secured his belongings and went to a nearby bar. Upon his return home, he spotted the defendant and others making their escape with his valuables. The victim however followed the defendant to his place of residence, after which he went and reported the matter to the Police. Smith was arrested and charged but his accomplices are yet to be found.The Chief Magistrate remanded Smith to prison. The case will continue today.last_img read more

Abuse victim accuses ex-England football manager of cover-up

first_imgSpeaking to the BBC about his experience, Brien said in 1987 he tried to warn Taylor, then Aston Villa manager, and his deputy Dave Richardson about using Langford as a scout.“(Taylor) just said to me, ‘Look, you’re a young lad starting out in the game.’ He said, ‘I know you’ve just made your debut’.“He said, ‘Could you really be dealing with all the obscenities from the terraces? So I just suggest you sweep it underneath the carpet’,” Brien said, recalling a telephone conversation when he was 18.Taylor, who died in January aged 72, went on to manage England and also oversaw Watford’s climb up the leagues.Brien said after his phone conversation with Taylor he told his mother what had happened.“And I broke down in tears. I knew I couldn’t live with it for the rest of my life, so I went to adults who I trusted, who I thought would do something about it,” he said.Richardson told the BBC he could not recall the conversation and denied he would have been involved in telling a player not to go public about abuse.English football’s governing body the Football Association (FA) is currently carrying out an independent review into its handling of abuse allegations in the years before 2005. Brien has given evidence to the review.Several ex-professional players have come forward publicly to allege abuse at the hands of youth coaches after Andy Woodward revealed last November he was abused by a convicted child molester at the Crewe Alexandra club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former England and Watford manager Graham Taylor is seen in April 2016 © AFP/File / ADRIAN DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – An abuse victim on Wednesday accused late England football manager Graham Taylor of telling him to sweep his warnings about a paedophile coach “under the carpet”.Tony Brien said he was abused as a child by Ted Langford, a football scout who was jailed in 2007 for sexually abusing four young players in the 1970s and 1980s.last_img read more

Have you got what it takes to be an Army Reserve? Part Seven

first_imgWe decided to put a team of semi-professional footballers from Canvey Island FC through their paces to see if they have what it takes to make the grade as an Army Reserve.Army Reservists are taught self discipline, leadership and teamwork skills, and our chaps will be tested on all these disciplines in a series of challenges.Week seven of the Canvey Island FC’s Army training saw them practice target shooting at Bovington Armour Centre, in Dorset. This is the Army’s centre of excellence for training in the core skills of armoured warfare. The boys would get a feel for firing at enemy targets with coaxial machine guns from Army tanks.Check out the video to see how they got on.Next week in the last instalment, find out who was the overall winner of the Bovington tasks.If you’re aged between 18 and 50, why not make 2015 the year you seek out new adventures, improve your fitness and learn invaluable skills you can use in your day job – and get paid for it.With a commitment of as little as 19 days per year in the Army Reserve, there’s more than one way to be the best.Have you got what it takes to be an Army Reserve? Search Army Reserve online now.If you missed the previous six instalments of our video series, you can watch them here.last_img read more

‘The media are making this out to be a disaster for Liverpool – it’s not!’

first_img Joe Gomez After all the positivity surrounding Jurgen Klopp’s arrival as Liverpool manager, fans of the Reds were mostly disappointed to hear news that Joe Gomez could be ruled out for the season.Signed in the summer from Charlton, the 18-year-old was initially expected to be sent out on loan, but impressed immediately and was thrust into first team action as left-back.In recent games, Gomez gave away to Alberto Moreno, as previous boss Brendan Rodgers tweaked his tactics, though news of the England youngster’s injury – sustained while on under-21 duty – is still something of a blow for Liverpool.‘Liverpool title winner cools fan hype surrounding Joe Gomez’ – read all about it hereHere is a selection of fan reaction on social media… 1last_img read more

Jose Mourinho: ‘Chelsea are just the worst team in the country’*

first_imgJose Mourinho refused to speak to the press after Chelsea’s latest damaging defeat to West Ham on Saturday – until now.Here at talkSPORT, we’ve obtained exclusive footage of Mourinho’s post-match interview, where he struggles to come to terms with his side’s bad form.Watch the spoof video above, to see how we imagine Jose might be feeling after the defending champions latest upset.*DISCLAIMER: Like Chelsea’s title defence, this video is not to be taken seriously.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here.last_img read more

Anti-abortion groups freed from damages

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court brought an end on Tuesday to a 20-year effort by the National Organization for Women to hold a coalition of anti-abortion groups accountable for a campaign of disrupting and blockading abortion clinics during the 1980s. Ruling 8-0, the court held that the Hobbs Act, a federal law that makes it a crime to use robbery, extortion or, under some circumstances, violence to obstruct commerce, did not provide a proper basis for the federal court injunction that NOW and two women’s health clinics had obtained against groups including the Pro-Life Action League and Operation Rescue. The Supreme Court previously had narrowed the case substantially, ruling three years ago that what had happened at the clinics could not be defined as “extortion” within the meaning of the Hobbs Act. That opinion also overturned an $85,000 damage award the plaintiffs had won after a federal jury trial in Chicago. The award would have been tripled under the federal racketeering law, of which the Hobbs Act claim was an essential element. After the earlier ruling, however, a federal appeals court in Chicago declined to lift the injunction, ruling that incidents during the clinic blockades could be defined as “physical violence” within the meaning of the Hobbs Act. But writing for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Justice Stephen G. Breyer said such violence under the Hobbs Act must have a connection to robbery and extortion. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Congress did not intend to create a free-standing physical violence offense in the Hobbs Act,” Breyer said in the opinion, Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, No. 04-1244. He said members of Congress apparently did not believe that the Hobbs Act was available for that purpose because, in 1994, they passed the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act “aimed directly at the type of abortion clinic violence and other activity at issue in this litigation.” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. did not vote because he was not on the court when the case was argued on Nov. 30. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Emmet Rushe: Fitness Myths Debunked – Part Two!

first_imgFITNESS WITH EMMET RUSHE: Last week I unveiled a few common myths that tend to circulate within the fitness industry. This week I am continuing the trend with a few more of these common Myths.Will weight training make me bulky?In short, the answer is no. The toned look that most women strive for is actually the building of muscle and the stripping of fat.You will not get big bulging muscles and look like a body builder unless you eat, train and sleep like a body builder.A woman doesn’t have anywhere near enough testosterone in her body to build muscle like men easily. Having a strength-training programme to build muscle overall (to give you this toned look) will not make you bulky.I would be more worried about cupcakes making you bulky rather than strength training!Fat turning to Muscle and visa versaIf I could ring a big buzzer now I would do! It is physically impossible for fat to turn to muscle and muscle to turn to fat.Through exercise your body will start to burn fat (providing you’re in a calorie deficit) and will also start to build muscle gradually.When you reduce your training or you are in a calorie surplus your muscle mass doesn’t then turn to fat. For approximately every 3500 calories you over eat you will gain 1lb of fat, if you are not using your muscles they will begin to reduce and that also means that the extra 50 calories you required to fuel your muscle mass is now taking you over your maintenance calories.The more lean body mass you have the more calories you burn when doing nothing so even though you may be losing weight you can have more calories due to the extra muscle.Please note that building muscle for the average woman is between 0.12 – 0.25 pounds of muscle per week (or about 0.5-1 pound of muscle gained per month).So if each week you are gaining a lb and you think its muscle I would take a closer look at your diet and your measurements as its actually fat you’re gaining. Carbs make you fat (especially after 6pm!)The fundamentals of fat loss in basic terms means you need to be in a calorie deficit. What you eat within your calories for fat loss is irrelevant. Now I am not saying eat cookies to lose weight, however you get results as long as you are in a deficit.Carbs have been the scapegoat for a long while, they have been blamed for people gaining weight and miraculously when people have omitted them from their diet they have lost weight.This is not due to the avoidance of a vital macronutrient; it is in fact due to the severe calorie deficit giving up carbs gave them.It is an easy way to reduce calories in your diet, giving up carbs is not necessary to make progress. If you portion control your carbs and ensure you are not eating a plateful you will feel great and lose weight.Carbs are a vital energy source and have other helpful benefits which you will be in deficit should you avoid them all together.The after 6pm rule is a joke. Your body doesn’t know what time it is. Your body will not process food any differently whether it be 6pm or before!So give carbs a break just don’t go mad on them! Everything in moderation is fine.Eating Fat makes you FatThis is due to incorrect government advice, which has been given out for years that made us, scared to eat things like eggs and butter.As with carbs, fat is not the enemy. It is another vital macronutrient (they’re all vital) and helps your body in many ways and has several benefits.Fat however is 9 calories per gram whereas protein and carbs are just 4, meaning you cannot get away with eating as much of it!There are several companies that have used the low fat fad to cash in on your health concerns. They labelled food as low fat, reduced fat and half fat in a bid to get you to buy it because you have been led to believe it is healthier. When in fact in order to make the low fat alternative food taste palatable they have pumped it full of sugar, sweeteners and other artificial flavourings.There are certain fats you should avoid eating a lot of these are trans and saturated fats; they highly processed and offer no benefits nutritionally. Unsaturated fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the ones you need to include in your diet.SummarisingAs I stated last week, there will always be misconceptions when it comes to fitness and health.Just be sure to check your sources before you believe everything you read. #TrainSmartIf you have any other questions or concerns you would like me to cover, please email me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118or if you prefer to find out a bit more about me and what I offer you can find out more here http://www.rushefitness.ie/Emmet Rushe: Fitness Myths Debunked – Part Two! was last modified: July 30th, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnessnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Former Gaoth Dobhair player Danny Curran played a starring role as he helped Abu Dhabi win the Middle East GAA Senior Championship last weekend. Curran, was part of the Donegal U21 side that reached the All-Ireland Final in 2010 under the tutelage of Jim McGuinness.However, Curran emigrated to Abu Dhabi a number of years ago and produced a superb performance to help secure a famous win for Abu Dhabi.Curran helped himself to a number of scores during the game, and played a pivotal role throughout. His Abu Dhabi defeated Dubai Celts on a score-line of 1-11 to 1-04Abu Dhabi Na Fianna GAA Club posted the following message on their Facebook page,“Donegal Danny has come a long way from Gweedore to Abu Dhabi – and from Donegal U-21s with Michael Murphy to winning the Sperrin Metal Middle East Championship with Abu Dhabi.” To view the highlights of the entertaining final then simply click play on the video link above.DDTV: WATCH FORMER DONEGAL U21 STAR HELP ABU DHABI TO WIN MIDDLE EAST GAA CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: April 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Abu DhabiDanny CurranDDTVdonegalGaoth DobhairMiddle East GAA ChampionshipsnewsSportlast_img read more

Teacher Protection Inflames Darwinist Outrage

first_imgImagine a bill that protects teachers who wish to present facts – the facts about Darwinism.  Assume that it specifically forbids teaching creationism or intelligent design.  Imagine the bill seeking to increase critical thinking among students about controversial subjects.  Should it be a cause for alarm?    There’s actually a bill like that in Tennessee, and yet opponents are treating it with the same emotional vitriol with which they attacked laws from decades ago that mandated equal time for creation when evolution is taught.  Even though this bill has nothing to do with teaching creationism, and allows critical thinking on any subject that scientifically controversial, the opponents are up in arms, claiming it will somehow inject religion into science class.  The bill expressly states that it “shall not be construed to promote any religious or non-religious doctrine.”    The Tennessee state house overwhelmingly voted to approve HR 368, the Teacher Protection Act.  It will next go to the state senate and, if passed, to the governor.  Casey Luskin explained the bill and the vote for Evolution News.    Science Magazine last week started the media uprising with claims that the bill will embolden creationist teachers.  It quoted Luskin in rebuttal, but also AAAS CEO Alan Leshner claiming “There is virtually no scientific controversy among the overwhelming majority of researchers on the core facts of global warming and evolution.”  The editorial urged AAAS members to speak out against the law.    Nashville radio station WPLN (National Public Radio) reported on some of the debates, quoting various talking heads and characterizing it as a Republican-vs-Democrat issue.  Anika Smith on Evolution News alleged that “Nashville Public Radio Will Take Your Talking Points Without Even Fact-Checking Them,” explaining, “That is, they’ll take the talking points they already tend to agree with, without questioning or investigating their veracity.”  WPLN noted her allegation and clarified it in a footnote.    The most vitriolic article against the bill so far was posted by Robert Roy Britt on Live Science.  He decorated his tirade with a photo of a blackboard, the word “Evolution” crossed out and a hand replacing it with “creationism”.  The caption gives a bit of the flavor of what follows: “Creationism and intelligent design are not science, whereas evolution is a solid scientific theory.”    Britt used emotional language and loaded words geared to inflame his readers, claiming that (italics added):…the advocates of the bill are politicians, not scientists;…the bill will chip away at the solid theory’s foundations (speaking of evolution);…the bill is “an effort to interject religion into the teaching of science in public schools”;…six other states are trying to “weaken evolution’s standing in the classroom”;…the legislation is often “couched as supporting academic freedom”;…the NCSE is a defender of the teaching of evolution;…such bills attempt to “foster the false belief” that evolution is just a theory;…alternatives to evolution “favor a deity”;…the law is dangerous to an informed citizenry (according to NCSE);…and that’s just in the first three paragraphs.  Britt went on to equate creationism with intelligent design.  He almost shouted, “Creationism is religion.”  The loaded words and fear-mongering only accelerated from there: intelligent design is sneaky; “It is rooted in religion but couched in pseudoscience with enough scientific-sounding mumbo-jumbo that will confuse a kid into thinking there just might be something to it.”    With a wave to the bandwagon, Britt announced, “Neither has any place in a science curriculum, scientists overwhelmingly agree.”  According to him, the bill is lousy, there is no controversy that needs teaching, and according to his indisputable authority, the NCSE, the bill is “unnecessary, anti-scientific, and very likely unconstitutional.”    Britt continued by evoking images that the bill might “mutate and spread” – ironic, since that sounds like a kind of evolution.  He ended with an Inherit-the-Wind-style depiction of the Scopes Trial.  It would be hard to pack more alarmism into 900 words than Britt’s article did.  At New American, Joe Wolverton gave a more dispassionate description of the bill and the views of its supporters and critics.Keep it up, Robert.  You’re just showing what irrational, intolerant bigots you DODO’s are (Darwin-only, Darwin-only).  Your densely-packed propaganda donates good exercise material for our upcoming generation of baloney detectors.  In fact, we encourage readers to make an exercise of Britt’s tirade, counting the propaganda tactics, logical fallacies and smokescreens, and calculating the P/S density (propaganda to sentence ratio).  Britt left so many questions begging (e.g., Is Darwinism free of religious implications?  Is science determined by majority rule?) that it would take a national soup kitchen to feed them all.    Britt used to be a somewhat fair-minded science reporter.  Something happened; he is now one of the most comical anti-creationists, to the point of being a caricature of himself.  It’s doubtful that he does his side much good.  Some rational readers are going to read his fact-challenged tirade and wonder what gets him so worked up; what does this character have against critical thinking? (02/15/2011).    A suggested strategy would be to give Mr. Britt and others like him more cause for emotional backlash, to the point where his willful bigotry comes to the surface in catatonic fits of rage (presumably, we can trust that he will not become violent).  This is not just for the entertainment value of watching someone make a fool of himself; it has an intelligently-designed purpose.  The behavior will likely undermine his effectiveness; yea, rather, will cause observers to flee him as they would a box of fireworks catching fire.    Find a quiet place away from the wrathful noise of the Darwin Party and consider: teachers can lose their jobs for the mere suggestion that parts of Darwinian theory have problems (e.g., 03/25/2011, 03/11/2011, 02/25/2011, 02/18/2011, etc., etc. – work your way back through the Darwin chain links).  Forget teaching about creation or intelligent design or “religion” in science class; academia has become so intolerant that the mere hint of questioning evolution is grounds for persecution and dismissal.  Have we wandered so far from the open marketplace of ideas that it has come to this?    Darwinists of the 19th century struggled to get academic freedom for their views; Darwin himself appealed to allowing both sides of a controversy to be heard (see AcademicFreedomDay.org).  But like communists and Nazis and other totalitarians, as soon as they seized power, they snatched the very freedom they so eagerly desired away from their opponents.  You can trust a card-carrying Darwin Party member to be an insufferable, intolerant bigot.  Call them what they are; but don’t be like them.  The only way to fight bigotry is to stand up to it with resolute firmness and courage, boldly speaking the truth with equanimity and without compromise.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

A Lackey’s “Thank You” after Attending a Mega-Event

first_imgEditor’s note: Groundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. this year to share smiles, shake hands and make geocaching memories at more than a dozen Mega-Events worldwide. Jessie, aka Foxfire, attended the Mega-Event MOGA (Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure) this past weekend in the U.S. state of Illinois. Jessie has been a Lackey since 2009 and answers your emails as a Community Relations Specialist. This is Jessie’s account of her trip. I was very happy that Signal made an appearance at 2011 MOGA thanks to SLB4U and friendsBy: Jessie, FoxfireThis past weekend it was my privilege to attend the 2011 MOGA event in Rend Lake, IL. I don’t think I could have asked for a more interesting and fun weekend.I was able to fly into St. Louis Airport Thursday afternoon to pick up my rental car and start on the 2 ½ hour drive to Rend Lake. I have never been anywhere near Illinois so I was excited to see a little of the state on my way. This included a lot of amazing architecture, “little” Nashville and my first glimpse of an actual swamp. I was born and raised in Seattle so yes, seeing a swamp was exciting. I spent my first night relaxing and doing some work on my laptop before turning in for the night.On Friday, I woke up to a sunny and very brisk day and the strange sight of snow on my car. I decided I needed a good cup of coffee and better shoes for the weather, so I headed off on a mission into the small town of Benton. I soon figured out that there were no coffee shops but I was able to find a very large Wal-Mart where I could pick up some rubber boots. These boots ended up being the best thing I could have bought.The ship’s log and log book for the eventFriday night was the opening event of the weekend and my first chance to get to meet some of the geocachers that would be participating in the other events of the weekend. It was the BYO…Buccaneer’s Booty Bash Before the Big Bash. Everyone was dressed in their best pirate gear, including one very well dressed dog. I have to say pirates are my favorite! To my surprise even Signal was able to make an appearance. Everyone was so shocked to see our green mascot that they all fell quiet when Signal entered the picnic area. You could hear crickets. After a long night, it was back to the hotel to get some sleep before an early – very early –  3 am Seattle time wake up to make it to breakfast.Saturday had to be the best day of them all. I was able to spend the day talking with local geocachers, answering questions about the website, troubleshooting issues and just socializing. I heard great stories about tornadoes on New Year’s Eve, muddy fields that apparently everyone at the 2010 MOGA ended up driving their cars into, the year of “The Snow Storm” and many more fun stories of past events. Little did we know that this would be another year in which we would end up with somewhere between three to six inches of snow by the end of the night. However, as many cachers kept saying, “Weather will not stop us from caching.” And it did not. For many people a little inclement weather may have brought down the spirit of the event, or made them unhappy. For this group it seemed that they found it a greater challenge. Through wind, rain, sleet and snow this group of about 600 cachers was out searching through the woods looking for the next cache. Each came back with a smile on their face and excitement for the awards ceremony at the end of the night.I am now back home after a drive through the snow and a long plane trip but I will never forget the kindness and welcome that the cachers at the 2011 MOGA showed me. I only hope that I can make it back again to share in the fun of 2012.The Iowa Geocachers Organization. The hosts of the 2012 MOGA EventYou can also find a Lackey at one of these upcoming Mega-Events:Bussum, Netherlands – Geocaching Multi Event 2011Oeiras, Portugal – 11 Years! Oeiras – PortugalNew York, USA – ASP GeoBash 6Ontario, Canada – COG Spring FlingSalzburg, Austria – Pinzgau 2011Pennsylvania, USA – GeoWoodstock IXOhio, USA – Midwest GeobashWales, UK – Mega Wales 2011Wisconsin, USA – West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$hHQ in Washington State, USA – Groundspeak Block PartyNordrhein-Westfalen, Germany – Geocoinfest EuropaCatalunya, Spain – Mega Event CatalunyaSouth Carolina, USA – GeocoinfestShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Mega-Event MOGA – Sock Hop and Caching CompetitionMay 13, 2012In “Community”GeoWoodstock IX 2011 – A Lackey Report from PennsylvaniaAugust 19, 2011In “Community”Teaching Geocaching and a Lackey to Complete a 5/5November 22, 2011In “Community”last_img read more