Violation of trust Crown wants prison time for Newfoundland cabbie sex assaults

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A Newfoundland cab driver convicted of sexually assaulting two female passengers should serve two to three years in prison, a Crown prosecutor argued Wednesday.Dana Sullivan said Lulzim Jakupaj violated a position of trust and should also be registered as a sex offender for life.“All sexual assaults are violent,” she said in provincial Supreme Court in St. John’s.“If we cannot trust taxi drivers in our community then who can we trust?”Taxi passengers are vulnerable — especially when they get in a cab at night or after they’ve had a few drinks, Sullivan told Justice Rosalie McGrath during sentencing arguments.Jakupaj was convicted in January for separate incidents in March 2016 involving two young women who had been drinking in St. John’s when they got in his cab.He was convicted of forcibly kissing both women, and groping the second victim as he put his arm across her throat and tried to pull her pants down.Sullivan noted that Jakupaj is already serving what’s left of a four-year sentence for a home invasion break-and-enter in May 2016, two months after the sexual assaults. In that incident, he had followed another female passenger into a home where she was staying.Defence lawyer Amanda Summers said her client, now 34, should serve six to 20 months for the sexual assaults. Jakupaj had a “horrible” upbringing during the war in Kosovo where he served as a child soldier for three years before emigrating to Canada in 2007.Jakupaj sat with his head bowed before proceedings began but stood to speak to the court when given the chance.“I truly feel sorry for those girls, whatever they’ve gone through,” he said. After 17 months at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, Jakupaj said he is not being offered programs because he’s considered a low-risk offender.Still, he said he has been working hard at various jobs inside.“This is my first time in jail and it will be the last, I promise,” he told the judge. “I’ve learned my lessons.”McGrath reserved her decision until April 25.last_img read more

Saskatchewan to hold sharing circles to help inform its 60s Scoop apology

first_imgREGINA – The government of Saskatchewan plans to hold sharing circles across the province to help inform an apology to victims of the so-called ’60s Scoop.Officials say the sharing circles, an Indigenous tradition, will be used to encourage substantive and respectful conversations about what happened.Indigenous children lost their cultural heritage after being taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families during the time of the ’60s Scoop.The first sharing circle is to be held on Oct. 13 in Meadow Lake.They are also planned for North Battleford on Oct. 20, Prince Albert on Oct. 27, Saskatoon on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, Fort Qu’Appelle on Nov. 17 and Regina on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan, a non-profit group of First Nations, Metis and non-status individuals, will help lead the sharing circles.last_img read more

Beaverlodge RCMP are looking for a man who may have been headed

first_imgThe care Jeremy was last seen driving – RCMP UPDATE – The RCMP advise that Jeremy Ray has been found.BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to locate 37-year-old Jeremy Ray. Jeremy was last seen on July 29, 2019, and maybe headed to Fort St. John.Jeremy may be travelling in his 2007 black Honda Civic, AB plate: FUD 818.Jeremy is described as:Caucasian male6′, 220 lbs.Brown hair, blue eyesThere is a general concern for his wellbeing. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jeremy Ray, please contact the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2485, or call your local police.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.last_img read more

Bodies of 5, missing since Feb 28, fished out from Guj canal

first_imgSurat: Over a fortnight after they went missing, bodies of five members of a family in Gujarat’s Surat were Sunday fished out from a local canal, police said. The bodies of Jeevan Gamit (65), his wife Sharmila (62), son Dharmesh (41), daughter-in-law Sunita (36) and granddaughter Urvi (6) were brought out from a canal near Madhi village in the district, said Bardoli police station Inspector B K Patel said. “The five are residents of Kapura village in Vyara tehsil in neighbouring Tapi district. Their family members had filed a missing person complaint at the local police station there on February 28,” Patel said. “Their car apparently fell into the canal near Madhi village. The Maruti Eeco car they were travelling in was spotted in the canal by residents on Sunday who then informed us. We brought out the car and the bodies of the five were found inside in a highly decomposed state,” he informed. Relatives of the deceased have told police they had gone to Bardoli to offer prayers at a temple and were on their way back when they met with an accident, Patel said. “It seems the driver lost control of the car and it plunged into the canal. Further probe into the incident is underway,” he added.last_img read more

Parent of United Airlines boosts 2Q earnings 38 pct as higher fares

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2013 7:58 am MDT Parent of United Airlines boosts 2Q earnings 38 pct. as higher fares offset a dip in flying Higher fares and a lower fuel bill led to a 38 per cent profit jump for the parent of United Airlines in the second quarter.Fewer passengers flew on United from April to June, but those who did paid slightly more. Not just for plane tickets, either. United boosted revenue from add-on charges such as baggage fees and seats with more legroom.Last spring, United was struggling to merge some of its large computer systems with Continental, resulting in snafus that frustrated passengers and hurt fares.In the most recent quarter, a key measure of per-seat passenger revenue rose 1 per cent as United recovered. The airline projected that per-seat revenue would rise as much as 5 per cent in the third quarter.“We have clearly turned the corner post-merger, and I am confident that we are on a path toward becoming the world’s leading airline,” said Jeff Smisek, the airline’s chairman, president, and CEO, on a conference call.United sees one path to greater profitability in collecting more money for add-ons. Revenue for its extra-legroom Economy Plus seats jumped 37 per cent in the most recent quarter. United hopes to sell more of those seats through the Sabre ticket distribution system next year. Sabre processes sales to large corporate travel clients and online booking sites such as Travelocity, which Sabre owns.United also sells “subscriptions” for a $500 fee that entitles a passenger to Economy Plus for a year. And it’s rolling out satellite-based Internet connections that it will sell to passengers. Revenue from add-ons like that rose by 13 per cent to more than $20 per passenger in the second quarter, United said.“We believe there is considerable room for us to grow in this high-margin space,” said Chief Revenue Officer Jim Compton.The airline is also aiming to bring so-called “revenue management” to more of those fees. Airlines have long sold tickets for different prices depending on how much demand there is for the flight and how far in advance the customer is booking. Now it’s doing the same thing with those Economy Plus seats.The next step will be to make different offers to different customers, Compton said. United deals with 140 million passengers per year, “not all of whom want or value the same thing from us, and not all of whom in return create the same value for the company,” Compton said. He said United will beat its earlier goal of raising revenue from add-ons by 9 per cent.United Continental Holdings Inc. earned $469 million, or $1.21 per share, for the quarter. It would have earned $1.35 per share if not for special items. That’s a penny better than expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet. A year ago it earned $339 million, or 89 cents per share.Revenue rose almost 1 per cent to $10 billion, about what analysts had expected.United cut flying by 2 per cent compared to a year earlier. Its fuel bill dropped 10 per cent on a combination of the reduced flying and an 8 per cent drop in the per-gallon price of fuel.Lower fuel bills helped all of the big airlines in the most recent quarter. But oil prices have risen in recent weeks, likely dampening the relief for airlines.Shares of Chicago-based United Continental fell 67 cents, or 1.9 per cent, to $34.30. read more

Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 13 December 2013

DOWNLOAD1. WTO reaches trade reform deal in Bali2. Horizon 2020 launched with €15 billion over first two years3. EU-Africa trade partnership negotiations stalled4. €350 million to fund key TEN-T projects5. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Constitutionallymandated elections The clock never stopped ticking – British High Commissioner

– urges Guyanese to hold elected officials accountableBritish High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn on Monday reminded that the clock has never stopped ticking on the constitutionally-mandated elections which is due on March 21, 2019.The High Commissioner reiterated his position that the Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana. He was at the time speaking at the 129th Annual General Meeting of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) at the Duke Lodge, Georgetown.Speaking frankly on the subject of the No-Confidence Motion which was passed on December 21, 2018, Quinn said, “It is not, however, my role to interpret that Constitution. But what I will say is that the clock is ticking following the no-confidence vote in December. A legal process is ongoing, I recognise that, but that clock has not been stayed. I, therefore, urge, indeed implore, the political leadership of this country to get together and agree [on] a constitutional way forward”.British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory QuinnHe added that it is imperative that this happens, pointing out that if no way forward is found, then there will be a further and more harmful impact on business and investment in Guyana. “All political parties have a responsibility to act honestly and truthfully and to act for the betterment of every citizen – not their own pockets or to their own narrow interests. Politicians need to put the people first,” the High Commissioner said.He added that voters also have a responsibility to hold their elected officials to account for what they have done or are doing and not to “blindly follow one party because that has been what the family has always done. It is time to look to whomever has the best policies and best plans,” High Commissioner Quinn added.On Wednesday, new US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch also re-reiterated the need for free and fair polls.In brief remarks after handing over her credentials to President David Granger on Wednesday morning at the Ministry of the Presidency, Ambassador Lynch, without making mention of the current political impasse, pointed to the need for free and fair elections.Abide and respect the ConstitutionSince the December 21, 2018, passage of the motion of no-confidence against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition, calls have been made by various stakeholders including foreign diplomats here for the Government to abide and respect the Constitution and set a date for elections.The foreign missions here have been paying keen attention to the developments in Guyana since the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) filed the No-confidence Motion against the Government.President David GrangerOn Monday last, British High Commissioner Quinn in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times said, “the Constitution is the supreme law… There is the three-month clock, which is still ticking, it hasn’t been stayed yet…,”Moreover, representatives from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have also echoed similar calls for the Guyana Government to adhere to the Constitution.In February, the EU’s local mission warned of the need for constitutional compliance, urging in a statement that democratic procedures and the rule of law be respected and upheld. The EU also called for free and fair elections to be held and for the Guyana Government to follow all requirements outlined in the Constitution of Guyana following the December 21, 2018, no-confidence vote.Days before, however, United Nations Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka urged the State to demonstrate its integrity and respect Guyana’s Constitution.“Recent political developments triggered by the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly are a test for Guyana’s strength and integrity with regard to the effectiveness of the rule of law and governance,” Tanaka said.She further lauded acting Chief Justice Roxanne George for demonstrating the independence and integrity of the Judiciary when it comes to protecting the Constitution of Guyana.The acting Chief Justice had ruled on January 31, 2019, that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed 33-32 in the National Assembly and the Cabinet has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Consequent to the declaration that the 33-majority meant that the motion was carried, Justice George observed that the President and the Ministers could not, therefore, remain in Government in accordance with Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution after three months.However, the Granger-led Administration has insisted that there is no role for a “caretaker” Government and that they will continue to be in office until a new President is sworn in. In fact, the coalition has appealed the High Court’s rulings and those matters are currently being heard in the Court of Appeal.But even as the coalition continues with its ‘business as usual’ approach, political commentator and Attorney Christopher Ram last week asked the High Court to stop the award and payments of contracts over $15 million. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConstitution is supreme – British High CommissionerMarch 12, 2019In “latest news”GECOM’s timelines to host elections “totally unacceptable” – PPPFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news”GECOM seems to be in “stalling mode” – PPP CommissionersJanuary 25, 2019In “latest news” read more

Youths fined 7000 each for stealing gold silver from dredge owner

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2 years jail for miner who admitted to stealing employer’s GoldAugust 26, 2015In “Crime”Tumatumari men accused of stealing mining equipment placed on $30,000 bailSeptember 7, 2016In “Court”Murdered Brazilian dredge owner: One of the suspects a former employee- PoliceSeptember 28, 2017In “Crime” Eighteen-year-old Miguel Daniels and his 20-year-old accomplice Alension JosephMiguel Daniels, 18, and his 20-year-old accomplice Alension Joseph, both miners, today appeared before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts to answer to a charge of robbery under arms.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge, which stated that on March 28, 2019 at Balata Backdam, Mazaruni River, Region Seven, (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) while in the company of others and armed with a knife, they robbed Andre Francis of 2.2 penny weight of raw gold, a gold scale and quarter bottle of silver all at a total cost of $82,000.The unrepresented duo admitted to the offence on Friday.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, told the court that the dredge owner had “washed down” his dredge and reported a production of 2.2 penny weight of raw gold.However, at about 23:42h, the dredge owner was asleep when he was awaken, and confronted by the two young men who attacked him.The dredge owner tried to resist but was overpowered, when Daniels and Joseph picked up the bag containing the items and made good their escape.The matter was reported to the Kamarang Police Station, an investigation was launched which led to the arrest of the duo, who admitted to the offence and was later charged.In a plea of mitigation, both defendants told the Chief Magistrate that they had mistaken the dredge owner for someone else, who had stolen money from them.The Chief Magistrate fined both Daniels and Joseph $7000 each. Failure to pay the fine will result in them serving three months imprisonment. read more

Organisation launched to tackle substance abuse among youths

The Life Reform, an organisation registered under the Ministry of the Presidency, was launched Tuesday and its main goal is to address the issues of substance abuse affecting youths in Guyana.The Organisation Life Reform -Making Strides to Save Lives was created with the intention to bring about the transformation that is urgently needed in Guyana in relation to issues such as the abuse of illicit substances by youths.According to the organisation, data from research studies in Guyana shows that young people are the most vulnerable group to substance abuse and first use has been recorded in the 10-14 years’ age group.Chairman of the Organisation, Phillip Drayton during a simple launching ceremony at the Racquet Centre on Tuesday revealed that research has shown that some 70 per cent of youths in today’s society believe that it is okay to smoke or drink.He added that 35 per cent of parents are consuming mood and mind altering substances and 80 % of society does not understand the real dangers of substance misuse.“Our members began to work towards a free Guyana by engaging our certified and experienced drug treatment specialists, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who will assist the general public and persons suffering from substance misuse or any form of mental illness to determine the level of treatment necessary for each individual intervention necessary for each individual so that misuse can be arrested and recovery can become possible,” Drayton explained.He pointed out that Life Reform will soon be rolling out awareness campaigns focusing on drug education and prevention programmes and Outpatient Services including regular and programmed meetings countrywide.A major project which Life Reform is focused on is the Secondary School Drug Education and Prevention Programme, a life skilled programme which teaches the necessary skills to assist young people to improve their knowledge and to encourage the development of defensible values.This programme, he said was introduced to the Education Ministry and permission was granted for Life Reform to commence its campaigns in Georgetown and all other regions of Guyana.Drayton encouraged the public to join its journey for a Drug Free Guyana as its members stand ready to collaborate with all interested individuals and groups.Meanwhile, Trevor Hollenkirk, a recovering addict who has been clean for 20 years now, also is a part of the executive committee for Life Reform and a counsellor. He shared his experience and the hardships he endured as an addict and he hopes that his story will touch the lives of others who are struggling with substance abuse.He has travelled throughout the country educating persons of the dangers of substance abuse and sharing his story with vulnerable groups. He related how he managed to change his life for the better after battling with substance abuse from the age of 11 years.He is confident that the organisation will serve its intended purpose with success. He urged youths to refrain from the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. “For those of you youths that might want to try marijuana. Put it down right now. It does nothing for you but destroy your life. It doesn’t help you with school work or in any other area. Leave it right where it is,” he urged. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDharmic Sabha intensifies efforts against suicideFebruary 4, 2016In “Health”EYEWITNESS: Signifying…August 1, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”Overseas NGO develops social services centre at Port MourantJuly 21, 2015In “Business” read more

Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck now available equipped to meet US EPA

first_imgThe Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck is now available equipped to meet US EPA Tier 4 Final exhaust emissions standards. In field testing, the Tier 4 pilot trucks matched the superior performance and productivity of the Tier 2 equivalent versions of the 794 AC. The Tier 4 trucks also delivered lower operating costs by reducing diesel fuel consumption.The 320 ton class (290 t class) 794 AC features the Cat C175-16 diesel engine. The Tier 4 truck is equipped with an exhaust aftertreatment system using a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR), which uses diesel exhaust fluid to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. Caterpillar says it selected the SCR solution, because it provides the most robust and reliable Tier 4 Final emissions compliance without sacrificing engine performance.The modular SCR design, adopted from other Cat production machines, minimises new content and design changes to the field-proven 794 AC. “Designed for easy serviceability with readily accessible components, the aftertreatment system is aligned with truck preventive maintenance intervals to maintain high availability. This Cat emissions platform is proven through more than 20 million operating hours in the field.”Caterpillar is using the same exhaust aftertreatment platform in the process to gain EU Stage V certification of the 794 AC. The Stage V certification process is currently in progress.The Tier 4 Final 794 AC design successfully completed field validation, with all the pilot trucks exceeding requirements. The machines integrated and worked seamlessly in each mine ecosystem, and customers reported excellent performance and reliability. The trucks were put to the test in a variety of applications, including hot and cold ambient temperatures, uphill hauls and flat hauls.In a copper mine, Caterpillar conducted an on-site performance study of the 794 AC Tier 4 Final trucks and measured no loss in performance or productivity compared to the Tier 2 equivalent 794 AC trucks. In addition, the machines demonstrated up to 5.6% less diesel fuel burn over the haul cycle. The 794 AC Tier 4 Final trucks have accumulated more than 10,000 hours of operating time and continue to deliver reliable and productive performance in multiple North American mines.last_img read more

Germany beat Iceland at Lanxess Arena party

← Previous Story Denmark and Sweden one step closer to Hamburg! Next Story → Russia VS Qatar for President Cup, Angola against Japan to avoid bottom Germany beat Iceland 24:19 (14:10) in the first match at Lanxess Arena, where fans were loud in support of host team. Steffen Fath netted six goals for the winners who had result over control during the match.Germany-Iceland 24-19 (14-10)Germany: Steffen Fath 6, Uwe Gensheimer 5, Paul Drux 4, Patrick Wiencek 2, Hendrik Pekeler 2, Martin Strobel 2, Kai Hafner 2, Patrick Groetzki 1.Iceland: Arnor Gunnarsson 6, Aron Palmarsson 3, Olafur Gudmunsson 3, Sigvaldi Gunjonsson 2, Arnar Arnarsson 2, Bjarki Elisson 1, Ymir Gislason 1, Gisli Kristjansson 1.STANDING:France 5Germany 5Croatia 4Spain 2Brazil 0Iceland 0 read more

Metz Handball with 5 from Bucharest

Metz Handball celebrated an important win in the first match of EHF Champions League quarter-final in Bucharest, where domestic CSM Bucharest lost with five goals 26:31 despite 19 goals scored by Jovanka Radicevic and Andrea Lekic.CSM Bucharest – Metz Handball 26:31 (11:14) CSM BucharestMetz handball METZ HANDBALL :Glauser, Kapitanovic, Dos Reis,Edwige (5/6), Zaadi (3/4), Flippes (2/4), N’Gouan (1/1), Nocandy (2/3), Houette (3/5), Levsha, Kanor O (4/5), Zych, Smits (6/11), Maubon (1/3), Niombla (3/5), Di RoccoPHOTO: Metz Handball CSM BUCAREST : Ion, Ungureanu, Grubisic, Udristoiu, Radicevic (10/12), Carea (1/2), Lekic (9/13), Jacobsen, Bazaliu, Lazovic (3/9), Omoregie (1/6), Marin, Constantinescu, Manea (1/2), Hagman, Mehmedovic (1/2) ← Previous Story ROAD TO WOMEN’S EHF EURO 2020 Next Story → IHF reaction on #DontPlayThePlayers: We are open for discussion read more

UNFORGETABLE Winners from Ukraine Slovakia Italy Austria and Croatia at 3rd Masters

Masters Handball World Cup 2019 ← Previous Story Laszlo Nagy retires – He will be Telekom Veszprem sports director Next Story → Cupara brings 16th Polish Cup trophy to Kielce Women’s 30+Bud-Ha  – Vranjic 9:9Sinj – Bud-Ha 13:5Vranjic – Honduras 9:4FINAL PLACEMENT1.Sinj (Cro) 82.Vranjic (Cro) 53.Bud-Ha (Hun) 54.Dubai (UAE) 25.Honduras (Hon) 0Women’s 40+5th placeLatino Master – Bud-Ha 2:3Semi-finalsElite Nitra – Morava 9:5Evergreens – Žvrk Split 7:2Bronze medal matchMorava – Žvrk Split 12:6FinalElite Nitra – Evergreens 11:7Final placement:1.Elite Nitra (Svk)2.Evergreens (Svk)3.Morava (Cze)4.Žvrk Split (Cro)5.Bud-Ha (Hun)6.Latino Master (Esp) The 3rd Masters Handball World Cup 2019 had a spectacular finish in Omis, Croatia. More than 500 ex-handball players made fantastic atmosphere during four days of event which brings more than 30 teams from 11 countries on Adriatic coast.Two of five categories got the same winners like in previous year. Ukrainian Tornado won gold in M 42+, while ZRK Sinj won first place in +40.Austrian Dramac Group won the gold in their third attempt after they won 4th and second place in previous two tournaments.Roma Handball won tournament in category 50+.Slovakian Nitra won first place in category 40+.RESULTSMEN’S 35+Dramac Group – Dubai 13:7Honduras – Dugi Rat 8:12Honduras – Dubai 5:8Kairos Trogir – Dramac Group 5:10FINAL PLACEMENT1.Dramac Group (Austria) 82.Kairos Trogir (Cro) 63.Dugi Rat (Cro) 44.Dubai (UAE) 25. Honduras (HON) 0MEN’S 42+Kairos Trogir – HKK Hana 6:13Tornado – Split 12:45th place matchKairos Trogir – Brno 3:14 Semi-finalTornado – PTKE 11:8SHTH – Hana 5:7Bronze medal matchSHTH – PTKE 8:9 (after penalty shot-out)FinalTornado – Hana 11:6FINAL PLACEMENT1.Tornado (Ukr)2.Hana (Svk)3.PTKE (Hun)4.SHTH (Svk)5.Brno (Cze)6.Kairos Trogir (Cro)7.Split (Cro)MEN’S 50+MAFC – PTKE 14:8Portugal – Split 9:8Roma – MAFC 5:4Split – PTKE 6:7Portugal – Roma 4:6FINAL PLACEMENT1.ROMA HANDBALL 82,MAFC OLD BOYS 63,LX 50 PORTUGAL 44.PTKE 2 5.SPLIT VETERANS read more

Momir Ilic retires Time to say goodbye to handball

Momir Ilic Legendary Serbian left back Momir Ilic has announced retirement from professional handball at the end of the season. The 38 years old shooter from Telekom Veszprem will stop to play at the end of the season and join David Davis in coaching staff of the Hungarian TOP team.“It is difficult decision, but it is time to say goodbye to handball. Handball is my life – said Ilic, who began his career at local RK Samot Arandjelovac with stations in RK Kolubara Lazarevac, RK Fidelinka (2002-2004), RK Gorenje (2004-2006), VfL Gummersbach (2006-2009), THW Kiel (2009-2013) and Telekom Veszprem (2013-2019). Ilic won two EHF Champions League trophies with THW Kiel in 2010 and 2012. Year 2012 was certainly the best in his career as he was voted for MVP of the EHF EURO 2012 when Serbia won silver medal. ← Previous Story Spain 2019: Host team with Slovenia, Serbia, USA, Japan and Tunisia Next Story → Petar Djordjic to SL Benfica read more

New MS drug now available in Republic

first_imgA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY has today announced that an oral treatment for people with active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is now available in the Republic of Ireland.The drug, Aubagio, has been described as “an exciting development for the MS community” by Chief Executive of MS Society Ireland, Ava Battles.It is the first oral, once-daily, first-line medicine for treatment of relapsing-remitting MS and offers an alternative to repeated injections.As of the start of this month, the drug has been approved for the HSE’s High Tech drug scheme for reimbursement.“MS Ireland believes people with MS should have access to all and any appropriate and licensed treatments that would improve or assist in the management of their condition,” Battles commented.Relapsing-remitting MS affects about 85% of those diagnosed with MS. Approximately 250 people are diagnosed with MS every year in Ireland with 8,000 in total directly affected by the disease.Read: Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street>Read: Calls made for “wonder MS drug” to be made available by HSE>last_img read more

People are leaving tributes to Robin Williams outside the Mork and Mindy

first_imgFANS OF THE late actor Robin Williams are leaving tributes to him outside the house where the 80s TV series Mork and Mindy was set.Yesterday, Williams was found dead at his home in California at the age of 63 – early reports from the local coroner indicate the death was a suicide.Later that day a makeshift memorial to the actor was set up outside the house in Boulder, Colorado where the character Mindy lived in the series. Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: AP/Press Association ImagesWilliams made his name as the goofy alien Mork, who was sent to earth to observe human behaviour. The actor famously improvised a great deal of his lines, to such an extent that the director allegedly left gaps in the script so Mork could ‘do his thing’.In 1979, he won a Golden Globe for his role in the series.He went on to star in such films as Dead Poets Society, Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire and Aladdin, winning an Oscar in 1998 for his role in Good Will Hunting. Source: Jay Yañez/YouTubeNanu Nanu.Helplines:- Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org- Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie- Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Previously: Robin Williams found dead at his home in suspected suicide>Robin Williams remembered: All his most beloved roles in one place>last_img read more

Three men arrested in connection with suspected Drogheda arson

first_imgGARDAÍ IN DROGHEDA investigating a suspicious fire at a house that seriously injured a woman in her 70s have arrested three men.The three, two in their 30s and one in his 40s were arrested this evening in Drogheda and are being detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended at Drogheda Garda station.At around 1am, gardaí and emergency services were called to a house fire at Cord Road, Drogheda.It’s understood the woman was asleep in the house when the fire broke out. A man entered the house and managed to take the woman to safety.The fire was brought under control and both the male and female were taken from the scene by Ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.The condition of the female is believed to be serious, while the injuries to the male are non life threatening.Read: Woman in her 70s seriously injured in Drogheda house firelast_img read more

Your GAA weekend review

first_imgCody in the spotlightAs Tipperary strolled to victory and Cork fans ran towards the exits, the face of Kilkenny manager Brian Cody appeared on the big screen in Croke Park.With Tipperary set to face his charges for the fourth time in six years next month, his image was greeted with a loud vocal reaction.To be fair to Cody, he took it well. You’d smile too if you’d won nine All-Ireland titles as a manager. Source: Noel Reid/Twitter Tipp for the Sam Maguire— Noel Reid (@nreid90) August 17, 2014 Man of the matchThe Sunday Game gave the prize to Paudie Maher of Tipperary but you were the first to suggest he was the best player on the park yesterday. Séamus Callanan and John O’Dwyer, the other two nominees on RTÉ, ran him close in our poll too.Your ‘this person was both happy and sad’ picture of the day This is one way of ensuring you can’t lose. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOWho needs Hawk-Eye?Last year, Barry Nash scored a point for Limerick that was ruled out – incorrectly – by Hawk-Eye against the same opposition. Yesterday he nabbed 1-3 as the Treaty ran out the most comfortable of winners in the minor semi-final making it a far more enjoyable visit to headquarters for the youngster. Source: Paddy O’Paddy/YouTubeAs we’ve already mentioned, Limerick’s 1-27 to 2-9 win over Galway was thanks in large part to Ronan Lynch. We took note of the Na Piarsaigh midfielder as one to watch when he scored 0-12 against Cork in a Munster championship game as a 16-year old and he’s shown nothing to dissuade us from marking him as a future star.Rebelette Yell Grace Kearney and Helena Lohan tussle. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOThe Cork hurlers may have had a disappointing weekend but the ladies senior footballers continue to stake a claim for being Ireland’s most dominant sporting dynasty with a nine point win over Cora Staunton’s Mayo side.Valerie Mulcahy hit seven points for the Munster side as they booked their semi-final place and are now just two games away from a ninth title in a decade.In the weekend’s other quarter-final, Caroline O’Hanlon stole the show with 2-6 as five star Armagh put Laois to the sword with a 23-point win in Tullamore. O’Hanlon is just back from the Commonwealth Games where she was playing netball for Northern Ireland.And then there were two Claire Mulcahy (Limerick) with Lorraine Bray (Waterford). Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOLimerick and Kilkenny will contest the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland intermediate camogie final next month after two very different semi-finals on Saturday.While the Cats had nine points to spare over Kildare, Limerick endured a nervy single-point win over a spirited Waterford outfit who just couldn’t find an equaliser in the closing stages.Did we win?There was worrying news during the week when we heard that former Derry All-Star Kevin McCloy had collapsed during a club game. Thankfully, the 35-year old regained consciousness on Friday and had a very pertinent first question. Source: Joseph Barton/Twitter You’ve been framed. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOTweet of the dayIs there any higher praise than that of an ex-player, particularly one from the opposition? Source: Joseph Barton/Twitter Half time switch over to the hurling for me…— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 17, 2014 @podzo21 to be fair,you threw the shoulders back,inflated the chest and owned croke park for 70mins #corkvtipp— Diarmuid O’Sullivan (@dsully3) August 17, 2014 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Séamus Callanan wheels away to celebrate his second goal. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOTalking pointsTipperary are into yet another All-Ireland senior hurling championship final and they’ll face a familiar foe on September 7. It was far from a classic in Croke Park but the Eamon O’Shea’s men did more than enough to beat a flat Cork side.Séamus Callanan is as good at deflecting praise as he is at finding the back of the net. The Tipperary forward was keen to emphasise how important his team-mates were despite a star turn of 2-4 helping the Premier to their 10 point victory.Limerick breezed past Galway in the curtain-raiser at headquarters with Ronan Lynch claiming 0-13. The victory puts Limerick into the All-Ireland minor hurling final for the first time since 2005.The men may have lost the senior hurling semi-final but there was better news for the seemingly unstoppable Cork ladies football team. The Rebelettes remain on course for a ninth All-Ireland title in 10 years with a nine point win in Saturday’s quarter-final with Mayo.Who needs the Premier League anyway? Source: Diarmuid O’Sullivan/Twitter These hurling fella don’t even wear gloves. Fingers like steel… #somegame— Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 17, 2014 Get well soon, Kevin.So what’s next?Just the small matter of Kerry and Mayo in both the senior and minor football semi-finals in Croke Park next weekend. See you back here, same time next week.5 talking points after Tipperary overturn Cork today in Croke ParkBonner is a beast and Limerick praise – Twitter reacts to today’s Croke Park hurling We know Joey – Joseph – Barton has attempted to re-invent himself as something of a renaissance man on Twitter.He has tried quoting philosophy and, more recently, declared himself a hurling hipster.At least watching Tipperary stroll to victory was more enjoyable that seeing Manchester City do the same.Snapshots They don’t make them like they used to. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOThe real loser in Croke Park yesterday – apart from Galway and Cork, obviously – was hurleys.He scores when he wantsThere’s no denying that Séamus Callanan is tormentor in chief for Tipperary. The 25-year old’s 2-4 against Cork sees him move to the top of the hurling scoring charts.His total for this year’s championship is a phenomenal 7-38 (59) which ties him in first place with Antrim’s Paul Shiels who has hit 1-56 (59).Kilkenny’s TJ Reid – third with 3-40 (49) – will have to hit some scores in the final if he’s to overtake the pair.Here’s Callanan’s second goal on Sunday:http://vine.co/v/M3JM2pdixtMHe’s joking right?We’re pretty sure that Leinster’s Noel Reid wasn’t being entirely serious when he sent this tweet. It caught people’s attention though.last_img read more

Greek American Fotis Dulos and his partner Michelle Troconis accused of murdering

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek American businessman Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos, has been charged, along with his partner Michelle Troconis, in connection with the investigation into the woman’s disappearance. He is due to appear in court on Monday morning (US Time).Based on facts and evidence gathered during the criminal investigation, arrest warrants were completed for Mr Doulos and Ms Troconis.READ MORE: Jennifer Dulos, mum of five, still missing; while husband accused of owing US$1mJennifer Dulos“The arrest warrants were reviewed by a State’s Attorney and a Superior Court Judge, who found probable cause and signed both arrest warrants,” said the police in their official statement revealing also that traces of blood were found at the victim’s rented home in New Canaan, where she lived with her five children.In the divorce papers, Ms Dulos had accused her husband of infidelity, cruelty and threatening to kidnap their children and take them to Greece.The estranged husband had denied the allegations.last_img read more

10 Greek Australian citizens recognised in Queens Birthday honours

first_imgThe Queen’s Birthday honours list this year recognised 993 exceptional individuals, including ten prominent Greek Australians.Lawyer Bill Papastergiadis, president of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), was one of the people honoured for his services to the Greek community. He told Neos Kosmos that the distinction was particularly special, bearing in mind that he was nominated by the Chinese community of Melbourne for this award. Also honoured for her contribution to the Greek community of Victoria was Tasia Manos. Ms Lilliane Gomatos, from Darwin, was another Greek Australian recognised for her significant service to the Greek community of Northern Territory.Ms Athena (Tina) Karanastasis of Hawthorndene, South Australia, was honoured for significant service to the multicultural community of her state.Greek doctors were not missing from the list. Professor Constance Helen Katelaris of Epping, NSW, was distinguished for her significant service to medicine in the field of immunology and allergy. Another Greek doctor who was honoured for his contribution to medical research was Professor Steven Anthony Krilis of Hunters Hill NSW, an expert in the areas of inflammation, thrombosis and allergic disease. Dr Nicholas Saltos was honoured for his significant service to medicine and education.READ MORE: Eleven Greek Australians make Queen’s Honours listMs Patti Manolis from Geelong, Victoria, was honoured for service to the library and information sciences sector, whereas Ms Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis from Barton ACT was honoured for her service to the arts and cultural heritage.Captain John Stavridis, who receives the Conspicuous Service Cross for outstanding achievement as the Commander Officer of HMAS Hobart. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more