News from the courts

first_img Previous articleBig freeze sees only six remainNext articleMembers sought by musical society admin Pipe bomb accused back in courtAPPEARING via video link at a sitting of Limerick District Court, 24-year-old William O’Dwyer will reappear on January 13 next when he will be formally serviced with the book of evidence relating to drugs and explosive charges before the court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up O’Dwyer of Richmond Court, Mount Kennett Place, was questioned by gardai after he presented himself at the station and was charged with the possession of a pipe bomb in October of last year. The gardai allegedly caught a teenage girl carrying the ‘live’ explosive device in St Mary’s Park. Inspector Gerry Horan told the court that the file had been sent to the DPP on December 22 last, and they were awaiting the directions.Judge Aeneas McCarthy noted that “time had been running” in relation to the charges and adjourned the matter for two weeks and marked the case pre-emptory against the state for production of the Book of Evidence in relation to the charge contrary to Section 4 of the Explosive Substance Act 1883. Judge McCarthy also noted that O’Dwyer be returned to court on the same date to deal with other outstanding matters before the court. O’Dwyer was remanded back in custody to Limerick Prison. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Print NewsLocal NewsNews from the courtsBy admin – January 7, 2010 1019 Man to be served book of evidence on robbery chargeA HANDBAG thief will be formally served with the book of evidence relating to a robbery in the city last month.Michael Power, Fairgreen, Ballysimon, who is currently serving a 10 month sentence for a handbag snatch last year, was ordered to be presented in court on January 13 by Judge Aeneas McCarthy. Power appeared via video link from Limerick Prison and, following an earlier failed application for bail, was remanded in custody on these charges.The 27-year-old is alleged to have snatched a handbag from an elderly lady at St Michael’s Church on Denmark Street, and gardai had earlier objected to the courts granting bail as under Section 2 of the Bail Act 1997. Linkedin Email Man arrested in possession of knifeA NINETEEN-year-old man appeared at Limerick District Court following his arrest on December 29 last in Limerick City, after gardai found him in possession of a knife and cannabis resin.Martin Morey, with an address of 10 Collins Avenue, was charged by garda Yohan Hunt with possession of the knife contrary to Section 9 (1) of the firearms and offensive weapons act 1990. Giving details in court, garda Hunt outlined that the accused made no reply when formally charged. The arresting officer also noted that an existing bench warrant was outstanding for the accused man in relation to Section 24 (3) of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 of giving a false or misleading name when questioned by gardai. Inspector Gerry Horan said that the state would consent to bail on the basis that a €200 cash lodgement be made. Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded the accused in custody, with consent to bail, to appear again in court later this week. Murder accused remanded in custodyDRESSED in a blue and white tracksuit and appearing via video link to Limerick District Court, Kenneth Collopy, charged with the murder of Daniel Fitzgerald at Cloughdromin, Ballysimon, on December 8 of last year, was remanded back in to custody to Limerick Prison as the gardai finalise preparations of the Book of Evidence relating to the 24-year-old’s death. Inspector Gerry Horan sought a two week adjournment but the defence solicitor John Herbert, consented to a further 28 day remand. 19-year-old Collopy will be present in court on January 27 next when the book of evidence will be formally serviced. The accused made no reply during the three minute court sitting. last_img read more

Witness breaks down while watching body camera footage of George Floyd’s arrest: ‘I feel helpless’

first_img“I feel helpless.”A witness breaks down in tears after watching video of George Floyd’s arrest during the Derek Chauvin trial.— ABC News (@ABC) March 31, 2021At one point, Eldridger asked McMillian if he needed “a minute,” and paused the video. McMillian continued to cry for several seconds before Eldridge offered him water.As McMillian cried, Chauvin and his defense attorney, Eric Nelson, could be seen writing down notes.When Eldridge asked McMillian to explain how he was feeling in that moment, he replied, “I feel helpless.” Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill then called for a 10-minute break.McMillian later testified that a few days prior to May 25, 2020, the day Floyd died, he encountered Chauvin, telling him that at the end of the day he goes home safe to his family and should let the other person do the same.The composite video shows McMillian approaching Chauvin as he got back in his squad car after Floyd was taken away. McMillian can be heard reminding Chauvin of their conversation in the days prior.Chauvin then responds to McMillian by describing Floyd as a “sizeable guy” and that the officers needed to “control” Floyd. Chauvin also mentioned that Floyd was “probably on something.”The defense declined to cross-examine McMillian.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. PoolBy JULIA JACOBO and WHITNEY LLOYD, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — A man who witnessed George Floyd’s arrest broke down on the stand as he watched composite footage from the encounter.Charles McMillian, who lives near the Cup Foods, was driving by when he saw Floyd’s encounter with police, he said. McMillian can be heard talking to Floyd in the viral video taken by a bystander, telling him, “You can’t win, man.”Prosecutor Erin Eldridge played new video in the courtroom — a composite of surveillance footage taken by a camera at Cup Foods and former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s body camera that showed McMillian confront former Chauvin after Floyd was taken away in the ambulance.As McMillian watched the footage, he became emotional, bowing his head as he sobbed and wiped his eyes.last_img read more

Wilton town meeting scheduled for this evening

first_imgWILTON – Residents will gather in the parking lot of the former Western Maine Development building at 6 p.m. Monday evening to set the town budget and decide on a series of proposed ordinances.Wilton’s town meeting was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing-related restrictions. Monday’s meeting will be held outdoors, at a parking lot located at 128 Weld Road near the former Barclays building.The 59-article warrant includes a recommended municipal budget of $3.39 million from the Board of Selectpersons – representing a $62,078 increase over the previous fiscal year. Increases are due to contractual obligations, such as salaries and benefit costs, as well as an increase in the Public Fire Protection costs.The Finance Committee is recommending a similar budget, with the largest difference represented by the committee’s lack of a recommendation to fund the Wilton Free Public Library. A budget of $122,350 was initially proposed for the library, with selectpersons unanimously recommending $111,438. The committee voted on the proposed budget for the library and was evenly divided, 3 to 3. The committee then voted 4 to 2 to issue no recommendation regarding the library this year.Selectpersons are also recommending reductions in equipment and supply lines for the fire department, highway department and recreation program budgets as compared to the Finance Committee proposals, as well as $1,000 less for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The Finance Committee is recommending the town support Seniors Plus at the requested amount of $3,000, while the board is recommending not funding the outside agency. The total difference between the recommendations – not factoring in the library recommendation – would be roughly $20,000.If approved by residents, Tax Increment Financing district funds out of the Comfort Inn TIF would be used to pay $30,000 of debt service for the wastewater treatment plant. Selectpersons are also recommending TIF funds pay the seventh of 11 payments on the town’s Quint Fire Truck; the Finance Committee is instead recommending using $20,000 out of the TIF and raising and appropriating the other $34,441 out of the local assessment. Both board and committee are recommending funding three payments out of the Undesignated Fund: $50,000 to go toward the foot of Wilson Lake’s retaining wall project; $10,000 toward future maintenance and repair of the Wilson Stream Dam and bank; and $100,000 to go toward repaying a Department of Environmental Protection/Department of Economic & Community Development grant for the demolition of Forster Mill.The warrant also includes a number of proposed ordinances, including an Energy/Transportation Conduits proposal that would regulate any aboveground conduit that runs through Wilton. The ordinance requires setbacks for towers, allow for adequate vegetated buffer zones and would prohibit permitting ETCs in the Varnum Pond Watershed Overlay district and in some residential and recreational zones.Another ordinance would make exploding targets, such as Tannerite, unlawful within town limits.Marijuana retail facilities will also be on the warrant, with Article 4 asking residents if they want to accept an ordinance that will clarify procedures for adult use and medical marijuana stores, cultivation facilities, manufacturing facilities and testing facilities, providing the selectpersons with the authority to issue or renew licenses.last_img read more

Fans Make the Difference in Volleyball

first_img If the rules allow for the entry of a seventh player on the court, the crowd would be it, if coach Flávio Marinho of the of Brazilian men’s volleyball team had anything to say about it. Volleyball matches at these Military World Games have attracted a lively and enthralled crowd at the Maracanãzinho Gym. During two intense hours of match play on July 18, the 1,600 spectators on hand watched Brazil edge out Qatar in a hard fought win for the hosts. The Brazilians won by 3 sets to 1, winning 25-27, 25-20, 25-14 and 35-33. “Both teams are to be congratulated for the show, and the fans for their part,” said Sgt Thiago Sens, who led all scorers with 19 points. While the Brazilian team kept on committing mistakes, the crowd kept the pressure on the Qatari team. In three decisive plays in the second and fourth sets, the Brazilian fans helped turn the score. In the fourth set, one of the Qatari players, Zied Benlouafer (18 points), gave his team a one point lead before going to serve. Just before serving, the Brazilian crowd got so loud, it caused Zied’s serve to go into the net. On the next play, Sergeant Douglas Lamb tied it up for Brazil with an unreturnable serve. When the host team was not on the court, the Brazilian fans threw their support behind another team. In the heated battle between the U.S. and Italy in women’s volleyball, the Italians got the crowd’s support, probably due to the large number of descendants of Italian immigrants in Brazil. For their part, the Americans had the enthusiastic support of male counterparts, who attended the match on Monday, July 18. The American team played a hard fought match that lasted until the fifth set. Italy won with partial scores of 25-18, 21-25, 25-11, 24-26 and 15- 8. By Dialogo July 19, 2011last_img read more

Cosmos Buffaloes RFC trashed Accra Sharks RFC in Rugby Club Championship

first_imgThe defending champions of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC), Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, won their second match by beating Accra Sharks RFC 87-6 in the ongoing GRCC League on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.The Buffaloes who played largely with new players due to the transfer of 9 key players to other clubs surprised spectators with quality rugby play.According to Mr. Amuzuloh Salim, manager and coach of Cosmos Buffaloes RFC, the performance of his team on the day was beyond expectation, describing it as a shocker. Speaking to the press, Mr. Salim noted how the dream of retaining the trophy was almost shattered after selling the team’s key players to other clubs in order to raise funds for the club.He said the team’s performance has boosted their enthusiasm to fight harder to retain the trophy by the end of the season.“I’m very excited today because I wasn’t expecting my boys to play spectacularly like this looking at what happened to the club in the past two weeks where most of our key-players were sold to other clubs. I’m grateful to my boys for making me proud because initially I thought it’s impossible to retain the cup but with this performance I’m sure we can win the league again,” he said. There was a presentation of First Aid boxes to all clubs by Mr. Amuzuloh Salim, who is also a member of the Greater Accra Rugby Association (GARA), on behalf of GARA. Mr. Amuzuloh Salim hands over a First Aid box to Mr. Mr. Nizar El-Aschkar, owner of Accra Sharks RFC, on behalf of the Greater Accra Rugby Association (GARA) on Day 3 of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Cosmos Buffaloes RFC team that beat the Accra Sharks RFC team Accra Sharks RFC poses for a team picture before the kickoff against Cosmos Buffaloes RFC The match officials for Day 3 of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium. As usual spectators were treated with a Women’s 7s team match prior to the main event Day 3 of the ongoing Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) at the Accra Sports Stadium. A Cosmos Buffaloes RFC player breaks through the defences of the Accra Sharks RFClast_img read more

MLB All-Star Game 2019: Blue Jays rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to compete in HR Derby

first_img Related News Blue Jays rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will participate in the Home Run Derby as part of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game weekend in July, the team announced Sunday. Guerrero will have a chance to showcase the strong power he’s shown throughout the season as the rookie has eight home runs in 53 games with the Blue Jays. Guerrero, 20, has shown promise after facing a setback to start the season. Many hoped that the young star would be part of the Blue Jay’s opening day roster, but he suffered an oblique injury during spring training camp that ruled out the possibility. Entering Sunday’s game against the Royals, Guerrero has a .251 batting average with 23 RBIs and eight home runs. MLB wrap: Brendan McKay was ‘fun to watch’ in debut with Rays The Home Run Derby takes place July 8 in Cleveland at Progressive Field, while the All-Star Game is the following night.last_img read more

Twenty-five Years ago Europe and the World met the Football BiH

first_imgThe national football team of BiH achieved the greatest success since the recognition of the Football Association of BiH by FIFA and UEFA when they qualified for the World Cup 2014 that was held in Brazil.However, 21 years before the greatest success of our national team, only few people even knew about the country that was struggling for its survival back then, and let alone its football players. On this day, 25 years ago, our national football team played its first, although informal, match.“The opponent” or the host to the selection of a war country was FC Genk from Belgium, and our team won that match with the score 3: 1.Thirteen days after the match with Genk, the best BH football players played another friendly match in Koblenz (Germany) against Kaiserslautern, in which our national team was defeated with the result 4: 1.The then team of BiH included: Enver Lugusic, Merdan Ibrahimovic, Anto Jakovljevic, Mirsad Baljic (Zurich), Refik Sabanadzovic (PAOK), Suad Katana (Genk), Faruk Hadzibegic (Sochaux), Davor Jozic (Cesena), Mehmed Bazdarevic (Sochaux), Demir Hotic (Kaiserslautern), Blaz Sliskovic (Pescara), Safet Susic (PSG), Haris Skoro (Zurich), Semir Tuce (Luzern), Meho Kodro (Real Sociedad) Predrag Jurić (Atletic Marabella), Husref Musemic, (Twente), Senad Merdanovic (Autobum), Mirza Kapetanovic (Kickers Offenbach), Ismet Mulabdic (Sibenik), Ibrahim Duro (Sibenik) and Edin Hadzialagic.It is interesting that four football players who played for BiH in Genk back then performed the function of the coach later. After Hadzibegic and Sliskovic, Safet Susic achieved the greatest success and went to the World Cup, and after him came Mehmed Bazdarevic.(Source: read more

Manti Teo Sees Notre Dame Support After Girlfriend Hoax

Manti Te’o’s girlfriend did not exist, as it turns out, and a flabbergasted nation wonders aloud how the Notre Dame star linebacker could be duped, as he claims.The story goes that Te’o met Lennay Kekua on the Internet and began a “relationship” with her, although he never actually met her. On Sept. 12, his grandmother died. Within hours, he received news that “Kekua” had died of leukemia. This made big news, that the player carried on with a heavy heart of two deaths.Well, blew the whole thing up, reporting Wednesday that the woman did not exist. Te’o issued a statement saying he was part of a cruel hoax.Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a news conference Wednesday night that coaches were informed by Te’o and his parents on Dec. 26 that Te’o had been the victim of what appeared to be a hoax. Someone using a fictitious name “apparently ingratiated herself” with Te’o, the school said, then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had died of leukemia.“On the morning of Dec. 26, very early morning, Manti called his coaches to inform them that while he was in attendance at the ESPN awards show in Orlando, he received a phone call from a number he recognized as having been that he associated with Lennay Kekua,” Swarbrick said. “When he answered it, it was a person whose voice sounded like the same person he had talked to, who told him that she was, in fact, not dead. Manti was very unnerved by that, as you might imagine.”The school hired an investigative firm that determined Te’o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose death was then faked by the perpetrators of the hoax.“I want to stress, as someone who has probably been as engaged in this as anyone in the past couple of weeks, that nothing about what I have learned has shaken my faith in Manti Te’o one iota,” Swarbrick said Wednesday night.Annette Santiago, Te’o’s 72-year-old grandmother, died in September. Six hours later he said he was told that “Kekua” had lost her battle with leukemia. After Notre Dame’s 20-3 win over Michigan State on Sept. 15, Te’o said:“My family and my girlfriend’s family have received so much love and support from the Notre Dame family. Michigan State fans showed some love. And it goes to show that people understand that football is just a game, and it’s a game that we play, and we have fun doing it. But at the end of the day, what matters is the people who are around you, and family. I appreciate all the love and support that everybody’s given my family and my girlfriend’s family.”According to Deadspin, the only photos that have been found online that identified Kekua are actually pictures of another 22-year-old woman. That woman, not named in the report, told Deadspin one of those photos likely was shared by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.Deadspin contacted friends and relatives of Tuiasosopo, and the website reported that they believe Tuiasosopo created Kekua.A Notre Dame source told ESPN he believes Te’o was not involved. But a friend of Tuiasosopo told Deadspin he was “80 percent sure” that Te’o participated and did so with publicity in mind. According to the Deadspin report, Te’o and Tuiasosopo have been in contact via Twitter, including exchanging several friendly messages last summer.Te’o said in his statement:“This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.“To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone’s sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating.“It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother’s death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life.“I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been.“In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.” read more

TC Invest concept revived somewhat Minister never agreed with closure

first_img TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Related Items:john rutherford, tc invest, washington misick Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2016 – The Minister of Finance is thrilled to see some semblance of an investment and business building arm return to governance in the Turks and Caicos, as during the launch on Monday for Invest Turks and Caicos, Hon Washington Misick struggled to say why TC Invest was shut down in the first place. It was the interim administration under former Governor, Damian Ric Todd that dismantled TC Invest and established a controversial collection agency to retrieve outstanding funds.Now, under Minister Misick, there is a new agency which will also share promotional responsibility with the TCI Tourist Board. Invest Turks and Caicos is headed by Chief Executive, John Rutherford and is located in Butterfield Square, down town Providenciales.last_img read more

Bahamas National Heroes Day Celebration in Fox Hill

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The President of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association also stressed, “Fox Hill is still together. We are still one,” despite the negative media attention that Fox Hill has been receiving.By: Sydnei IsaacsPhoto Caption: Shonel Ferguson, MP for Fox Hill (centre), leads discussion on plans for this year’s October 9th ‘National Heroes Day.’(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – Announcing plans for National Heroes Day, members of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association at the Fox Hill Community Center, Wednesday afternoon, relayed that the Seventh Annual National Heroes Day Celebration will commence on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Baptist Church.There will be a church service to commemorate selected “quiet heroes” from Fox Hill who contributed greatly to different aspects of society.Living heroes who will be honored at the service are Rev. Dr. Julia Bain, Mrs. Eugenia Thurston, Mr. Derrel Moss, Mr. Garth and Mary Ferguson, Mrs. Sylvia Rolle, Mrs. Agnes Cash- Greene, Ms. Florinda Francis, and Mr. Harry Knowles. The guest speaker at the service will be Father Hugh Bartlett.This service will be followed by a trek to St. Anne’s Anglican Church Cemetery to lay a wreath to honor fallen heroes, Mrs. Ena Morrison-Bailey, former teacher at Sandilands Primary School, and her husband Nathaniel Bailey. There will be refreshments after the “march” as the general public is invited to attend and celebrate.Present at the press conference were, Treasurer of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association, Barbara Higgs; Member of Parliament for Fox Hill and member of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association, Shonel Ferguson; President of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association and Retired Nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandra Ferguson-Rolle; and Member of the Old Fox Hill Scholars Association and one of the only living students of the former Sandilands All Age School, Elizabeth Butler.Shonel Ferguson highlighted the many special aspects of Fox Hill’s rich heritage and massive contribution both nationally and internationally. She remarked, “Communities are able to survive through so many hard-working and decent people. These are the community builders and we (Fox Hillians) know how to say, thank you.” She added that Fox Hill has been central in national recognition holidays like Emancipation Day, Fox Hill Day and, now, National Heroes Day; and that, like communities such as Gambier and Adelaide, many residents of Fox Hill can directly trace their ancestry back to slavery.last_img read more