first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Three females are due to appear before a sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning.They are charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants in Ballbofey earlier this week.On Tuesday, cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 were discovered, along with other items made and adapted for the growth and cultivation of cannabis, during a search at a premises on Navenny St., Ballybofey.The search was conducted by members of the Letterkenny Drugs Unit.The grow house was found above a business premises in the town.A male, aged in his 30s, and three females (two in their 20s and one 60s) were arrested.The three woman will appear in court in Letterkenny later today – the male remains in Garda custody and can be detained for up to 7-days. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By News Highland – January 23, 2014 News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Three women charged and due in Court in connection to Ballybofey drugs find Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Previous articleGovernment urged to resolve 11 year delay in issuing foreshore licence for Burtonport businessNext articleCouncillor says Catholic Chapel will remain at Letterkenny General Hospital News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A New York City Department of Correction captain is behind bars and charged with negligent homicide after she allegedly watched an inmate kill himself and did nothing, a district attorney said.Rebecca Hillman, 38, was charged with negligent homicide in connection with the Nov. 20, 2020, suicide of Ryan Wilson at the Manhattan Detention Complex, colloquially known as The Tombs.Faced with a life-or-death choice, Hillman, an eight-year veteran of the department, showed a “callous disregard” for life and allowed the man to hang himself, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said Monday in announcing the criminal charges.According to the indictment, Hillman stopped officers from saving Wilson as he hung himself with his bedsheet inside his cell.“The death of Ryan Wilson wasn’t just a tragedy — it was a crime,” Vance said. “Our investigation shows that Captain Hillman ordered her subordinates not to take potentially life-saving measures to help Mr. Wilson, and failed to call for medical assistance expediently.”According to the indictment, Hillman decided to have Wilson transferred to another cell after he had an argument with another inmate.While awaiting the move, Wilson fashioned a noose out of a bedsheet and attached it to a light fixture inside his cell.After calling an officer over, Wilson threatened to hang himself if Hillman refused to let him out of his cell, the indictment said.According to prosecutors, Hillman was called but did not come right away, and instead stopped into an office to fill out paperwork.Ten minutes later, Wilson jumped from his bed, according to the indictment.The officer who had been talking to Wilson called for Wilson’s cell to be opened but Hillman allegedly said Wilson was fine and “playing,” according to the indictment.The cell was opened a minute later but Hillman allegedly ordered the officer to remain outside, saying Wilson was faking it because he was still breathing, prosecutors said.She called for non-emergency backup and ordered the door closed while Wilson remained hanging inside his locked cell, but by the time medical personal arrived, Wilson was dead, the indictment said.“This callous disregard for Mr. Wilson’s safety resulted in an irreversible loss to his family and friends, and must be held criminally accountable,” Vance said.Hillman pleaded not guilty and was remanded to custody. Her attorney didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.A spokesman for the New York City Department of Correction said Hillman has been suspended without pay and is under an internal investigation over the incident.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleBristol woman arrested in stabbingNext articleThe Mishawaka Schools are discussing their plans for reopening Network Indiana Pinterest Google+ Google+ Alyssa Shephard files formal appeal in deadly school bus stop collision WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) A woman convicted of killing three kids at a bus stop on State Road 25 in Rochester has filed a formal appeal.Alyssa Shepherd wants an appeals court to dismiss her convictions and order a new trial.Shepherd says she thought the flashing lights of the school bus were actually from an oversize load vehicle when the collision happened in October 2018.She claims she didn’t think she was passing a school bus until it was too late and made an error in judgment.Shepherd was sentenced to four years in prison last December. Facebook IndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – May 14, 2020 1 336 Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School boys’ basketball coach Peter Austin, left, was recognized at Monday night’s City Council meeting for recently being named the Big East Coach of the Year. Council Chairman Bob Crosthwaite presented Austin with a certificate and thanked him for his leadership during the past season. The Eagles won the Northern Maine Class B regional title and made it to the state title game, where they fell to Lake Region. Crosthwaite said the team’s championship run created a wonderful spirit of camaraderie in the Ellsworth community.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_img“I am proud of the medal we brought home to Nigeria from the Olympics Football Tournament in Brazil in 2016, but my big aim is to win something with the Super Eagles. I am really looking forward to that.With an Olympic football event bronze already in his possession following Dream Team IV third place finish at Rio 2016, the hard-tackling defender said it was amazing representing Nigeria at the senior level.“It has been amazing to represent Nigeria for some years now, putting on the green-white-green with pride,” Ekong told the NFF official website.Months after the 2018 World Cup ended in Russia, Ekong is still wondering how Nigeria failed to progress from the Group D pairing that also had Argentina, Iceland and runner-ups, Croatia.“It was hard for all of us not to make progress from the group stage at the World Cup. But I still look back with pride about the team because our outing in Russia has definitely made us hungrier to qualify for the 2019 AFCON and to go all the way there.”After Nigeria won the AFCON 2013 in South Africa and failed back-to-back to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 respectively, Ekong wants the coveted African trophy as compensation for not making appreciable impact at Russia 2018.Nigeria will reopen the campaign to qualify for the AFCON 2019 with an away fixture against Seychelles on Saturday. Last year, Eagles fell 0-2 to South Africa in Uyo while Libya trounced Seychelles 5-1 to take the driver’s seat of the group B.After the away tie in Victoria, Seychelles Eagles will face Libya in back-to-back games in October before taking on South Africa.“It will be a hard job in the next two months and I know the boys and staff are taking these games very serious. But of course, I believe if we perform at our optimum, we will garner the points from the remaining matches and qualify for the final tournament.“We have demonstrated now that when Nigeria plays at its best there aren’t many teams we have to fear,” stressed Ekong who switched from Turkey to Italy this summer window.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeDependable Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has said that will not be fulfilled as a footballer till he wins a major trophy with the Nigerian senior national team.The Udinese player who along with Leon Balogun formed Eagles’ famed ‘Oyinbo Wall’ insisted at the weekend that he was looking forward to winning a major honour with Nigeria.last_img read more

first_imgTottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen said he was filled with hurt and shame following Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich but backed the London club to stick together and emerge stronger from the setback.Tottenham suffered their heaviest home defeat in Europe as former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry struck four goals to send a message to the other teams in the competition. “I feel extremely hurt, ashamed, all negative thoughts are going through my head, it’s embarrassing to stand in front of you guys,” Vertonghen, 32, told talkSPORT.”This is a bad incident but this group is together. We have to stay together. We will turn this around. I’m not walking away from this… we have to take responsibility and we will.”Tottenham, runners-up to Liverpool in the Champions League last season, have struggled for consistency and Tuesday’s defeat followed a 2-2 stalemate at Olympiakos Piraeus in their Group B opener last month.Mauricio Pochettino’s side were knocked out of the League Cup in the third round by League Two (fourth tier) Colchester United last month and sit sixth in the Premier League with 11 points from seven games.But Belgium international Vertonghen believes they can turn their fortunes around starting with Saturday’s league clash at 16th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion and had a message for fans.”Keep supporting us. I believe we have the people in the team to overcome this situation,” he added.”The next game is in the league on Saturday and that can be a good chances to get rid of this feeling.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. bayern munichJan VertonghenSpursTottenham Hotspur First Published: October 2, 2019, 2:47 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgKarim Benzema is returning to full fitness at just the right time for Real Madrid, who will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28.Coach Zinedine Zidane was relieved to see the Frenchman come back from a hamstring problem and score in Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Valencia, a result that kept Real just a point behind Barcelona with one game to go in the race for the league title.”He’s not been at 100 percent for a while. We’ve seen that it wasn’t easy for him physically,” Zidane told Real’s website.”(Against Valencia) he coped with it well and without any problems. We’ve got two games left. He’s getting better every day and he’s not feeling any discomfort from his last injury.”Benzema expected to start vs Deportivo Benzema has missed 15 games this season through injury but has still scored 28 goals in 34 games in all competitions – close to his record of 31 goals in the 2011-12 campaign, the year Real last won La Liga.The 28-year-old striker has found the back of the net in 20 of his 34 appearances for Real in the 2015-16 campaign, scoring six more goals than last season. Cristiano Ronaldo is Real’s leading scorer in the league with 33 goals.Benzema is expected to start Saturday’s league season finale at Deportivo La Corua.last_img read more

first_imgPremier League Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Liverpool Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 12/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil Arsenal 2017 Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Arsenal v Liverpool Liverpool Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium on Friday Arsenal’s last Premier League match against Liverpool saw them dismantled 4-0 at Anfield in a game which drew headlines for Arsene Wenger’s decision to leave Alexis Sanchez on the substitutes bench.This time round it’s likely that Alexis will feature from the start at the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners aim to secure revenge against Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Fab Four’ with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Robert Firmino all posing a huge threat in attack.The Friday night clash will be Arsenal’s last before Christmas until tough away trips to Crystal Palace and West Brom – two away grounds where Wenger’s men were defeated last season.”It is very demanding, especially because we already have a tough schedule behind us,” he said. “I will have to sit down and analyse what we can do.”Carabao Cup quarter-final duty proved fruitful for many of Arsenal’s second string in their win over West Ham on Wednesday but Wenger, who lost Olivier Giroud to a hamstring injury in midweek, will be determined to minimise the amount of injuries his squad have over a packed festive period.ARSENAL INJURIES Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out “at least another 10 days” with a hamstring injury and won’t feature against Liverpool, with Olivier Giroud also sidelined with the same injury.In defence, Arsenal are boosted by the return of Shkodran Mustafi to the squad after he recovered from a thigh problem.Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.Steven Defour Burnley Aaron Ramsey ArsenalARSENAL SUSPENSIONS Arsenal have no players suspended for this game.ARSENAL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPWenger is likely to stick with four at the back after moving away from the three-man defensive system which worked so well towards the back end of last season.Mustafi has returned to training and looks likely to start in defence alongside Laurent Koscielny while it remains to be seen whether 20-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles is given the nod over Sead Kolasinac at left-back.Nigeria international Alex Iwobi was one of many players rested for the midweek Carabao Cup quarter-final win over West Ham, and he’s likely to be part of an attacking trio which includes Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.Similarly, Jack Wilshere didn’t play against the Hammers and could make his third consecutive Premier League start alongside Granit Xhaka.Arsenal XI Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS Liverpool are one point ahead of Arsenal in fourth place and come into Friday’s game off the back of a convincing 4-0 victory over Bournemouth.Joel Matip has returned to training following his injury but Klopp “isn’t sure” if he’ll be ready for the Arsenal game while Daniel Sturridge (illness) is also a doubt. Alberto Moreno has been ruled out for several weeks with an ankle injury.Mohamed Salah is the club’s top scorer with 20 goals to his name so far this season.Jurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolBEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League games against Liverpool – they haven’t lost four in a row against them since May 1998. Liverpool have scored at least three goals in each of their four Premier League matches against Arsenal under Jurgen Klopp, scoring 14 goals in total (W3 D1). This is just the third post-war league match between these sides on a Friday – in April 2004, Arsenal won 4-2 at Highbury with Thierry Henry scoring a hat-trick; the other was the title decider in May 1989 at Anfield with Michael Thomas scoring a last-minute goal to clinch the title for Arsenal on goals scored in a 2-0 win. There have been 17 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in this match in Premier League history; more than in any other fixture in the competition. Arsenal have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games at the Emirates, losing the other against Manchester United (1-3) at the start of the month. Petr Cech (199 clean sheets) is one clean sheet away from becoming the first ever goalkeeper to record 200 shutouts in the Premier League – however, he’s conceded 14 goals in his five games against Liverpool for Arsenal; at least six more than he has against any other side. Roberto Firmino has been involved in six goals in five Premier League appearances against Arsenal (four goals, two assists) – however, the Brazilian has neither scored nor assisted in two matches at the Emirates. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME The match is being televised on Sky Sports in the UK, while in the United States (US) Arsenal v Liverpool can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) . Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgKabul: Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan’s presidential election Saturday, with a series of blasts reported across the country as voters headed to the polls and troops flooded the streets of the capital. The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign that is seen as a two-horse race between President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive. The Taliban, who unleashed a string of bombings during the two-month campaign, in recent days issued repeated warnings they intend to attack polling centres. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report At least 15 people were wounded in the southern city of Kandahar when a bomb went off at a polling station about two hours after voting began, a hospital director told AFP, and officials across the country reported several small explosions at other election sites. “Peace is the first desire of our people,” Ghani said after casting his vote at a high school in Kabul. “Our roadmap (for peace) is ready, I want the people to give us permission and legitimacy so that we pursue peace.” Wary authorities placed an uneasy Kabul under partial lockdown, flooding streets with troops and banning trucks from entering the city in an effort to stop would-be suicide bombers attacking the electoral process. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests One voter at a polling station in a Kabul high school said it was important to cast a ballot. “I know there are security threats but bombs and attacks have become part of our everyday lives,” 55-year-old Mohiuddin, who only gave one name, told AFP. “I am not afraid, we have to vote if we want to bring changes to our lives.” The capital’s traffic, often gridlocked, dropped to a trickle as schools and offices closed for the day and as many people chose to stay off the roads. Some 9.6 million Afghans are registered to vote, but many have lost any hope that after 18 years of war any leader can unify the fractious country and improve basic living conditions, boost the stagnating economy or bolster security. Abdullah and Ghani both claimed victory in the 2014 election — a vote so tainted by fraud and violence that it led to a constitutional crisis and forced then-US president Barack Obama to push for a compromise that saw Abdullah awarded the subordinate role. Sunawbar Mirzae, 23, said she chose to brave the polls because she valued her right to vote. “The only request I have from the election commission is that they ensure the transparency of the election because lots of people have lost their trust,” she told AFP. Voting in Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election began at 7:00 am (0230 GMT) at some 5,000 polling centres across the country. Authorities had initially planned to open hundreds more but were unable to owing to the abysmal security situation. Campaigning was hampered by violence from the first day, when Ghani’s running mate was targeted in a bomb-and-gun attack that left at least 20 dead. Bloody attacks have continued to rock Afghanistan, including a Taliban bombing at a Ghani rally last week that killed at least 26 people in the central province of Parwan near Kabul. The interior ministry says 72,000 forces will help to secure polling stations. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said: “Any acts of violence against the electoral process, including attacks directed at polling centres, polling staff and voters, are unacceptable.” Election officials say this will be the cleanest election yet, with equipment such as biometric fingerprint readers and better training for poll workers to ensure the vote is fair. Still, the US embassy in Kabul has said it is “disturbed by so many complaints about security, lack of an equal playing field and fraud” and many Afghans say they have no intention of voting, citing fraud and security fears. Saturday’s poll was initially slated to take place in April, but was twice delayed because election workers were ill-prepared, and the US was leading a push to forge a withdrawal agreement with the Taliban. That deal has been scuppered for now after US President Donald Trump pulled out.last_img read more

first_imgDr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union HRD Minister, ‘Nishank’, said recently that educational hubs in the forefront of scientific and technological innovations had a key role to play in the creation of ‘New India’ envisioned by PM Modi.Delivering the valedictory address at the 13th edition of ‘Aaruush’, Dr Pokhriyal said that “JaIAnusandhan (Hail Innovation), a call given by PM was a progression from the previous slogans of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ and ‘Jai Vigyan’ coined by his predecessors Lal Bahadur Shastri and Atal Behari Vajpayee. Also Read – The Puja carnivalDr T R Paarivendhar, SRM Founder Chancellor and MOP, Lok Sabha said, “Aarush is a project where student involvement is seen, this is a venue where students display their talent. He said this event is a major one, SRMIST has achievements to their credit like this, one of them is the satellite designed by them. It is still in orbit.” Punning on the meaning of Aaruush as the first rays of the sun and Utsav as a festival, the minister said the fest was living up to the vision of late Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, who had inaugurated the Aaruush Fest in 2007. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this Navratra”Abdul Kalam has been my inspiration and it is because of him that I released a collection of poetry. I think that we should all follow his words ‘We should dream with our eyes wide open.'” Later, he awarded prizes to students from different institutions who had competed in the technical exposition and opened a state-of-the-art Rs 120 crore new building, Sir C V Raman Research Park, in the campus. Students from 16 IITs and NITs participated in the techno-fest. SRMIST President Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan said, “Students are propelling the fest in a great way and I wish it will become an international event soon. This is an event that is done by the students, of the students and for the students”.last_img read more