June Assizes commences with 116 cases

first_imgThe June 2016 Criminal Assizes in Demerara opened on Tuesday, with a total of 116 cases to be heard over thenext four months.The session commenced with its usual pomp and ceremony outside the High Court in Georgetown. The traditional march past was done early in the morning on South Road, with ranks from the Tactical Service Unit and the Guyana Police Force’s band marching from the Brickdam Police Station to the High Court.Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry took the salute during the march past and also inspected the guard of honour. She along with Justice Navindra Singh and Justice Jo Ann Barlow will preside over this criminal session.However, Justice Barlow will only be hearing cases until the end of June, after which she will be replaced by Justice James Bovell Drakes.The opening of the June Assizes comes less than a week after the Apil session ended, with some 58 matters disposed of from a list of 163.However, only 31 of those cases received attention in Court while the remaining 27 matters were nolle-prosequi by the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers.Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry inspecting the guard of honour during the opening ceremony of the June criminal sessionlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: During the week I was on my way through town and I got stopped in my tracks.I met a family coming towards me comprising of 3 young boys, all under the age of 7 and their parents.What stopped me was the time and the situation. It was 10am and the children were walking along eating a bag of chips.Two things sprang to mind while looking at this.1. Where the hell do you get chips at 10am on a Tuesday morning?2. Are we that far removed from what is going on around us, that we think this is acceptable?Call it an over-reaction or call it whatever you like, there is absolutely zero excuse for feeding 3 young children rubbish at 10am.The reason I ask are we removed from what is going on around us is this; we are in the middle of an obesity epidemic and our children are fast becoming collateral damage. As it stands 31.8% of 7-year-old children are either overweight or obese.In Ireland, 300,000 children are overweight and 100,000 children are obese.Ireland currently has the 5th highest rate in Europe for childhood obesity.The cost of tackling this problem can be around €600 per child per year and around €5,000 per year for obesity related diseases.Yet this scene that I came upon isn’t an isolated one and I’m sure that we have all come across things like this before. I have seen children getting sweets and chocolate even earlier than 10am while queuing for my morning coffee.I have watched children eating breakfast rolls and drinking Lucozade at 8am.I have seen children sitting beside their parents eating crisps at 9am and overheard the parents telling them to hurry up and finish their ‘breakfast’ or they will be late for school.Then we wonder why our children can’t concentrate at school. If you are reading this and thinking ‘it’s their choice what they give their kids, why not mind your own business?!’ then you are part of the problem.We are in an age where the P.C pendulum has swung off of its hinges.The offence that people take to things at the moment and people’s outrage to ‘sensitive’ issues, has caused people to defend actions that shouldn’t be deemed acceptable.The OECD has recorded that 1 in 4 Irish adults are obese (30+lbs over a normal weight).2 in every 3 Irish women and 1 in 2 Irish men are classed as overweight (10% above a normal weight).We have the 2nd highest obesity rates in Europe for adults, with the UK being the highest.The total cost to the country is around €1.6 billion per year for obesity related diseases.A study from the Irish Universities Nutritional Alliance has shown that in adults aged 18-64:
39% of Irish people were of a normal weight.
37% were overweight and 24% were obese.In adults aged 65 years and older 49% of women and 59% of men were overweight, 
24% of women and 25% of men were obese.Everyone has the right to live as they choose, that is our rights as adults.But we do not have the right to burden our children with the same issues and obesity related diseases that the list above will face later in life.It is wrong. It is borderline child abuse.It is not socially acceptable for us to underfeed our children. So why is it OK to overfeed them?Feeding your children poor food choices on a daily basis, is wrong.Allowing them to be sedentary and sit in front of a computer screen as their only form of activity, is wrong.We have to wake up to the facts that this problem is getting worse year after year and the main reason for the problem is the only reason that it will be solved.The parents.You choose to ignore it. You can choose to hide away from the fact that you are responsible for your children’s health and wellbeing, but you can’t choose to ignore the fact that this includes what you are feeding them and how you teaching them to be active is having a direct impact on their weight and their health in the future.Sooner or later you are going to have to face up to these facts, I just hope that when that time comes, the person asking you how you let this happen, isn’t your child.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/Rushe-Fitness-120518884715118/* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: ARE WE FAILING OUR KIDS? was last modified: July 21st, 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 rushefitness columnlast_img read more

Equestrians Fight to Keep Stable Open

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Several equestrians who board their horses at the Pico Rivera Stables are gearing up for a showdown at the facility. The group, who showed up in force at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, said they plan to stay at the stables until the city’s June 30 closing date because they have nowhere else to take their animals. “All the local stables around here are full, so we are going to keep investigating this and fighting it as long as we can,” said Tonja Fredrickson, who keeps her horse Bubbles at the stables. For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more

WATCH: Rangers fan STEALS match ball before darting for the exit

first_imgScottish football has a reputation for being a bit of a non-event.And when a fan stealing a match ball is a talking point – it’s not hard to see why.But that’s exactly what happened when a Rangers supporter nicked the all-important piece of equipment as half time approached in their 2-1 defeat against Aberdeen.The result confirmed second place for the Dons, but it mattered little in the grand scheme of things.And it seems supporters weren’t too bothered staying around for the action as the man darted for the exit after catching the stray match ball.Watch the video below… Supporters weren’t too bothered staying around for the action 1last_img read more

Nottingham Forest sign goalkeeper after Bristol City exit

first_img Steele featured ten times in all competitions for City targets Nottingham Forest have signed Luke Steele on a free transfer after he was released by fellow Championship side Bristol City.The 33-year old joins Forest on a two-year deal. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND LATEST RANKED He made five league appearances for the Robins last season but departed after just one season.The Reds have been very busy in the transfer window this summer and Steele becomes the 11th addition, joining goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWScenter_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on 1 📝 Welcome, @lukeysteele1!#NFFC are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Luke Steele on a two-year contract.#ThatLovingFeelinghttps://t.co/ee3tcVwplx— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 1, 2018 LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: The draw has been made for the U13 Girls league quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.After a competitive series in the first rounds across the county, teams have been put into three sections for the quarter finals, with some teams getting byes to the semi-final stages.All the quarter finals will now go ahead over two Saturdays – 11th and 18th – at neutral venues of Naomh Colmcille in Newtowncunningham on the 11th and the Centre of Excellence on the 18th. The Donegal LGFA wishes to thank Naomh Colmcille and the COE for the use of their pitches on the days. The A Section has been put back until October 18 to allow teams to compete in the Ulster Blitz in Tyrone on October 11. The full draw, with throw-in times, is below:U13s Quarter Finals/Semi-Finals/Final DrawsA Section Quarter Finals – Saturday October 18, 2014, Centre of Excellence Match 1 Gaoth Dobhair v St Eunan’sMatch 2 Moville v TermonMatch 3 Downings v GlenfinBye Naomh Conaill Semi-finals – venue/dates TBC Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 3Winner Match 2 v Naomh ConaillB SectionQuarter Finals – Saturday October 11, 2014, Naomh Colmcille, Newtowncunningham Match 1 Naomh Muire v Red HughsMatch 2 Killybegs v BuncranaByes for St Naul’s and St Michael’sSemi-finals – dates/venue to be confirmed (provisionally Saturday October 18) Winner of Match 1 v St Naul’sWinner of Match 2 v St Michael’sC SectionQuarter Finals – Saturday October 11, 2014, Naomh Colmcille, NewtowncunninghamQuarter Finals:Match 1 Fanad Gaels v GlenswillyMatch 2 Mac Cumhaills v DungloeByes Convoy and CloughaneelySemi-Finals dates/venues to be confirmed (provisionally Saturday October 18)Winner Match 1 v ConvoyWinner of Match 2 v CloughaneelyAll Games – 25 minutes each way – 5 minute break – rolling substitutions. 11-a-side (or 13-a-side on agreement of BOTH teams).In the event of a draw, 5 minutes each way of additional time.Throw-in times of All Quarter FinalsGames set for the grounds of Centre of Excellence, Convoy, on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 as follows.Section A2.30pm Pitch 1:Moville v Termon2.30pm Pitch 2:Gaoth Dobhair v St Eunan’s3.30pm Pitch 1Downings v GlenfinSection B and Section C games at Naomh Colmcille, Newtowncunningham on Saturday October 11th.Section C1.30pmFanad Gaels v Glenswilly2.30pmMac Cumhaills v DungloeSection B3.30pmNaomh Muire v Red Hughs4.30pmKillybegs v BuncranaDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS: (UPDATED) DRAW AND DATES SET FOR U13 LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: September 30th, 2014 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:2014donegal ladies footballfinalsLeagueNaomh ColmcilleNewtowncunninghamquarter final drawsSemi-FinalsU13last_img read more

Debutant Sona eliminated as Futsal Uganda Cup enters last 8

first_imgSona was featuring in the competition for the first time (Photos by Futsal Media)Futsal Uganda CupMengo International Futsal CourtsThursday, 31-01-2019-Kabowa United 3-0 Yap Stars-Crown 5-3 Luzira Thunders-Yeah Kabowa 5-1 Aidenal-Equator 2-3 Typhoon-Park 0-2 Dream-Mengo City (1)1-(1)2 Elephants -Sona 1-2 Nomad-Parakeets (2)3-(2)4 BajimMENGO – The start of the 2019 Futsal Uganda Cup was highlighted by ugly scenes as Sona Sports Home was controversially eliminated from the competition.As opposed to the calm and composed nature of the first games, their (Sona) tie against Nomad was mered by controversy, tears and ugly scenes.Despite all that happened, Sona was defeated 2-1 by Nomad and they exited the competition at the Round of 16.Sona trailed to a Kaire Ismail goal in the first half that had little or nothing to separate the two sides despite Nomad featuring in the Super league.In the second, Sona dominated natters and leveled the scores through PML Daily’s Shaban Lubega but his goal could not save them as Nomad scored a second with two minutes to play. After Ali Ahmed’s goal which came off a foul in Nomad’s half, the Sona faithful attacked the officials for alleged poor officiating, claiming that Nomad had played on even after the whistle had gone.After the final whistle, Sona fans attacked referee Emma Kiwewa who they accused of being bias and he was only saved by a paper spray and other Futsal officials who interviened.Nomad, fifth on the league log, stormed through to the Quarters where they will face Bajim FC.Nomads (White) will next take on BajimThe biggest upset of the round saw Crown eliminate defending champiosn Luzira Thunders in an eight goal thriller.Luzira who defeated Yeak Kabowa in last year’s finals, lost 5-3 on a night they were supposed to start the defence of their title.In the other games, Kabowa United defeated Yap Stars 3-0, Yeak overcame Aidenal 5-1, and Typhoon were 3-2 winners over Equator while dream took care of Park 2-0.The other two games involving Mengo City vs Elephants and Parakeets against Bajim all went into shoot outs with Mengo and Parakeets progressing to the next round.Comments Tags: Emma KiwewaFutsal Uganda CupNomadSonalast_img read more

Donegal producer is named among world’s most-influential women

first_imgTV producer and scientist Orla Doherty, who has roots in Donegal, has earned a place on the Vogue 25 list of women shaping 2018. The ‘Blue Planet’ producer has achieved power and influence through her work on the BBC environmental series narrated by David Attenborough. As part of the production team, Orla has spent 500 hours at depths of 1,000 metres in three oceans for The Deep episode and filmed scientists at the frontline of ocean discoveries from Indonesia to the Arctic Circle for Our Blue Planet.Today, Orla joins a prestigious Vogue Magazine list which includes JK Rowling, Amal Clooney, Sinead Burke, Meghan Markle, Dua Lipa and other powerful leaders. The Vogue list has commended Orla’s ‘soft power’ to change the world, particularly in the final ‘Our Blue Planet‘ episode that has influenced monumental changes in the way we look at plastic.“On a Sunday night, as more than 10 million people watched the finale of the BBC’s Blue Planet II, an alarming picture emerged of the sheer scale of damage that plastic was causing to our oceans.“The episode – produced by Doherty, a specialist in deep-sea filming – had an instant effect on public consciousness. With campaigns for reusable coffee cups and against plastic straws, she and her team are shifting our behaviour.”With family origins from the Donegal coast, Orla has said the sea is in her DNA. Before joining Blue Planet II in 2013, Orla had spent ten years at sea studying the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. Her experience in producing BBC and Channel 4 shows combined with her science background led her to join the ground-breaking team of Blue Planet. Since then, Orla has spent 500 hours at depths of 1,000 metres in three oceans as Producer of The Deep and filmed scientists at the frontline of ocean discoveries from Indonesia to the Arctic Circle for Our Blue Planet.Another leading Irish woman on the Vogue 25 list is Sinead Burke. The writer and academic is famed for her TED talk on ‘Why design should include everyone’.Sinead was born with achondroplasia, a genetic bone growth disorder. She is a 3ft 5in activist who is challenging the fashion world to cater to disabled people.Mam, I’m in Vogue! https://t.co/k6wdbL4zti— Sinéad Burke (@TheSineadBurke) May 31, 2018 Donegal producer is named among world’s most-influential women was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Registration Is Open for Maine Passive House Conference

first_imgThe North American Passive House Network has opened registration and announced its schedule of seminars and events for the 2014 Conference and Expo in Portland, Maine, in September. (This Maine conference is not to be confused with the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco, which is organized by Passive House Institute U.S.)The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is aligned with the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. Its founder, Dr. Wolfgang Feist, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Maine conference, at 9:00 a.m. on Sept. 22. Feist will speak on “How the Passivhaus standard is evolving.”Speakers over the next two days will cover a variety of topics, discussing residential and non-residential Passivhaus projects in Europe, Canada, and the United States.Participants can choose from one of four sessions that run for about an hour each throughout each day. The conference ends on Sept. 23.At the accompanying trade show, more than 30 manufacturers or service providers will offer products or services useful for Passivhaus construction.Until July 31, registration is $350 ($300 for NAPHN members and $200 for students). After July 31, add $100. The conference takes place at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, a city of about 65,000 with a lively nightlife in the Old Port and a long list of well regarded eateries and brew pubs.last_img read more

At CES 2013, Nvidia Project Shield & Valve Piston Offer Peeks At Gaming’s Future

first_imgNvidia Shield: A Handheld With Big PotentialWhen Nvidia began to see its role in traditional console gaming slowly squeezed out by rival chipmaker AMD, whose Radeon processors have steadily captured more of the market (including the Xbox 360 and the Wii U’s Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU), the natural response was to develop a fully packaged product targeted at a specific gaming niche. Shield is that device.Marketed as a handheld, but with big-screen potential, it will be able to wirelessly stream games to your television. That puts Nvidia in the somewhat precarious position of having to market the device somewhere between casual handheld gaming you can do on the go and the HD, graphics-heavy gaming you do on a big screen. So there is no telling yet how well it will perform, or if will come even close to competing with the next- or even current-gen consoles.There is reason to wonder whether the Shield’s insides are up to the task. Using the Android Jellybean operating system, it will run a custom 72-core (72-core!) Nvidia GeForce GPU and a quad-core A15 CPU, the newest additions to the company’s Tegra processor line, while the touch-screen with be able to push 720p visuals. That sounds great for high-end Android games currently running on tablets, but who knows how far Nvidia will push the envelope. The possibility of Shield being used to play games equivalent to those on of current-generation game consoles remains up in the air.There’s no word yet on whether the screen is detachable, though it would certainly make for an interesting move if it became a second screen while you gamed on your television, effectively bringing Nvidia into Wii U territory.As for Shield games, Nvidia lags a bit  in terms of the breadth and quality offered by its TegraZone, which right now mainly offers up solid old-school ports and Android favorites. But if the company can create the right kind of developer interest in the device’s hardware capabilities, Project Shield has the potential for great handheld games – and maybe even some console-quality titles. Just don’t get too excited: Nvidia did not announce a release date for Project Shield. nick statt Valve Plans To Extend The PC Gaming EcosystemWhile Nvidia focuses on the handheld market, Valve is carefully crafting a full-blown overhaul of the PC gaming ecosystem. What’s being thrown around the Internet as the “Steam Box” is known as “Big Foot” inside the company, said Valve founder Gabe Newell in a recent interview. And at CES this week, prototypes showed up of an intriguing new device – though not officially confirmed to be the same as what Newell discussed.Codenamed Piston and developed with Xi3, the small, blue rectangular console was built to port Steam to bigger screens using Valve’s Big Picture TV streaming service. It’s also pitched as a “development-stage computer game system,” so there’s really no telling where it stands in Valve’s Steam Box vision.Piston could be the first in a long line of many prototypes Valve works up with a number of different hardware partners. But one thing is for sure: Newell and crew aren’t banking on just one device to compete with the Xbox and PlayStation. Instead, Valve will keep tinkering until it knows it’s ready to make a move beyond the PC.Despite the mystery regarding the Steam Box, Xi3’s Piston, “Big Foot” and so on, Newell did offer some concrete details in his CES sit-down.After struggling with the consumer issues and philosophy behind open and closed systems, Newell says, the company decided on a Linux-based device that hands a huge amount of freedom to the consumer. Users will be able to install Windows – or any kind of software – if they want.And there is in fact a “Little Foot” mobile component, Valve’s take on what mobile and tablet gaming need to succeed in a seamless gaming ecosystem. As for controllers, Valve is staying away from motion and trying to incorporate what Newell believes is the future of innovative gaming philosophy: biometrics, including the possibility of wearable devices.Valve could release a whole suite of devices that route the Steam ecosystem on multiple screens in the next two years. Newell was bold enough to suggest that the next-generation GPUs could support as many as eight simultaneous screens!“So you could have one PC and eight televisions and eight controllers and everybody getting great performance out of it. We’re used to having one monitor, or two monitors — now we’re saying let’s expand that a little bit,” he said. The ambitious effort is already generating some skepticism, but it will take this kind of effort to push the boundaries and once again give the term “next-generation” some legitimate weight. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#CES 2013#gaming#Mobile Games center_img Related Posts Everyone in the gaming industry currently has their eyes on two companies that have long been major players in hardware and software, but have never made an official foray into gaming platforms until now.Graphic processor maker Nvidia and gaming developer Valve have begun outlining their visions for the future at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), giving the world a peek under the hood of forthcoming devices they hope will someday become entertainment mainstays.Nvidia is in the late stages with codename “Project Shield,” a portable Android-based device fitted with a mishmash of the company’s hardware. Resembling an Xbox controller connected to an HD touch-screen display, Shield is bound to shakeup the lackluster handheld market that is being slowly crushed by the rise of mobile gaming on smartphones.On the other hand, Valve, the creators of the Steam distribution network and the Source engine that powers Half-Life and Counter Strike, is taking its time, and for good reason. The company is aiming to not only give consumers an all-powerful living room console, known on the Web as the “Steam Box,” but also a seamless way to tie together every device in the home using screen-mirroring technology like Miracast.No such Steam Box will hit shelves in 2013, says Valve’s Ben Krasnow, but the company is at CES to meet with hardware developers. And the team has brought along a few prototypes that have spurred the rumor mill and led them to drop a few details.Both companies have big ideas, and if there are any two players in the industry that can pull off revolutionary changes, it’s Nvidia with its hardware track record and Valve with its Steam network. Either way, video games — and where and how we play them — will only get better as two of the biggest names in PC gaming move beyond the mouse and keyboard. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more