first_imgzoom Teekay LNG Partners today launched the Teekay Multigas Pool, a new in-house commercial management structure for ethylene-capable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.The Teekay Multigas Pool is expected to bring the company’s seven directly-owned ethylene-capable LPG carriers, some of which are also capable of small-scale LNG shipping, under the new management structure. The pool fleet is expected to reach at least 12 vessels by the end of 2017, including third-party partner vessels.The seven directly-owned ethylene-capable LPG carriers have been part of the Norgas Carriers Pool, operated by I.M Skaugen, and the transition of these vessels into the Teekay Multigas Pool will start immediately.“This is the right time for Teekay LNG to bring commercial management of our seven ethylene-capable LPG carrier fleet in-house,” Mark Kremin, President and CEO of Teekay Gas Group said.“We believe there are opportunities to consolidate the ethylene and small-scale LNG shipping sectors,” Kremin continued.“We see this as fundamentally separate from our successful existing LPG joint venture with Exmar in the fully-refrigerated sector. The semi-refrigerated sector is at a low point in the cycle and we are establishing the Teekay Multigas Pool in readiness for the potential market upturn. The Teekay Multigas Pool is open for business.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by World Cup-winning former captain Kapil Dev was on Friday entrusted with the responsibility of selecting India’s new coach, the interviews for which are expected to be conducted in mid-August. The decision was taken by the Committee of Administrators (COA) running Indian cricket after a meeting here. Apart from Kapil, the panel, which picked the women’s coach in December last year in the capacity of an ad-hoc body, comprises former women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy and former men’s coach Anshuman Gaekwad. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, the CAC’s appointment is specific to picking only the next India coach and is subject to conflict of interest. Both Kapil and Rangaswamy are also involved with the formation of the Indian Cricketers’ Association (ICA) and ethics officers D K Jain will now decide if their roles are conflicted or not. “These three will pick the men’s coach. It is not an ad-hoc body. But this all is subject to conflict of interest and they will give us an undertaking. The interviews of the candidates are expected to take place in mid-August,” COA chief Vinod Rai said after the meeting. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAsked if captain Virat Kohli will have any say in the process, Rai said, “No, he has no opinion.” As per the BCCI constitution, the CAC can only be appointed at the BCCI AGM which is scheduled for October 22. “This CAC (Kapil, Shantha and Anshuman) will only pick the next India coach and it is absolutely legal,” added Rai. The same set of people picked the women’s coach and that led to a division in the COA with Diana Edulji calling the move unconstitutional. She is yet to express her views regarding the men’s coach appointment. India’s incumbent coach Ravi Shastri has been handed an extension till the end of the tour of West Indies from August 3 to September 3. Shastri will have to reapply to be in contention for the position. The last date for applications is July 30. The COA is, however, still awaiting Supreme Court directions on the conflict of interest case involving the original CAC members Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. The two have been asked to choose one out of the multiple cricketing roles they are performing at the moment, including commentary. Only CAC is empowered to pick the head coach but with the old panel comprising Ganguly, Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar as good as dysfunctional, the Kapil-led panel has been finalised for the men’s appointment as well. Meanwhile, India’s current bowling coach Bharat Arun is likely to retain his position even if there are multiple candidates while R Sridhar will have his nose ahead despite South African star Jonty Rhodes throwing his hat in the ring for the fielding coach’s position. But batting coach Sanjay Bangar might find it difficult to retain his position when the national selectors pick the support staff for the Indian team. All three have got extension along with head coach Ravi Shastri till the end of the upcoming tour of the West Indies and after that, fresh interviews will be conducted with all the incumbents automatically in fray. If those privy to the developments are to be believed, Arun could turn out to be a unanimous choice considering the performance of India’s pacers in all formats of the game. “In the last 18 to 20 months, the work put in by Arun has been phenomenal. The current Indian attack is considered to be the best in the longest format. Mohammed Shami back at his best and (Jasprit) Bumrah’s consistency are a few things Arun must get credit for. It’s up to the selectors but they might find it difficult to replace him,” a senior BCCI official said on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – A captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving in Nova Scotia has been charged with sexually assaulting another member of the Forces almost four years ago while the two were at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont.The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service says Capt. Richard Harding has been charged with sexual assault under the Criminal Code and one count of disgraceful conduct under the National Defence Act.The charges relate to an alleged incident at the college in September 2014.At the time of the alleged offence, Harding was a student at the college in eastern Ontario.He is now a member of 405 Maritime Patrol Squadron at 14 Wing Greenwood.Harding faces a possible court martial.“All complaints of sexual assault are taken seriously by the military police,” Lt.-Col. Kevin Cadman, commander of the investigation service, said in a statement.“Regardless of when an offence is alleged to have taken place, we investigate to determine the facts, analyze evidence, and if warranted, support the laying of appropriate charges.”last_img read more

Rabat – The National Criminal Judicial Brigade (BNPJ) has dismantled a criminal network involved in irregular migration and seized their equipment.With the cooperation of the General Direction of National Safety (DGSN), BNPJ dismantled the irregular migration network that operates from Casablanca, Oujda, Berkane, and Laayoune Charkia on Tuesday morning. The police carried out the dismantling operation simultaneously and arrested 16 individuals. Seven of which were in a workshop of inflatable boats in Casablanca, and nine other people in the other cities, DGSN said in a statement. BNPJ seized 8 vehicles, three boats, mobile phones, money transfer receipts, fuel storage containers, in addition to large sums of money.The initial searches have shown that the individuals suspected of organizing irregular migration are linked to the ones who provide the naval materials.A judiciary investigation has been launched to determine to what t extent to the network was operating at the national level and also identify other members implicated in human trafficking. read more

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark smiles as she adjusts her helmet during a tour of NMV Lumber in Merritt, B.C., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward by Geordon Omand and Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. Liberal leader wants U.S. coal hit with carbon tax after softwood levy MERRITT, B.C. – British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark appears to be betting that the simmering softwood dispute with the United States is fertile ground for votes as she increased the pressure in the trade spat Tuesday, promising a hefty carbon tax on U.S. thermal coal.Clark said she would tax the coal that’s shipped through the province’s ports to make it uncompetitive and defend workers from the policies of American President Donald Trump.“Now is the right time to do it, the right time to send a strong message to the Trump administration and U.S. lumber barons that we will not back down in the face of their aggressive attacks on workers here in British Columbia,” said Clark, who has pushed hard on the issue in the latter stages of the provincial election campaign.If the federal government doesn’t act on her request to ban the coal, she said the Liberals would develop regulations that impose a carbon price of about $70 per tonne if they are re-elected in the May 9 election.“The levy would make thermal coal shipped through British Columbia utterly uncompetitive in the global market,” she said while campaigning in Merritt.The plan escalates a threat she first made last week after the American’s imposed an average duty of 20 per cent on Canadian softwood lumber.The coal moves through B.C. ports to be shipped to China, but Clark said it’s among the dirtiest and most carbon-intense methods to generate power and heat. About 6.6 million tonnes of thermal coal was exported through the province’s ports last year, 94 per cent of that from the United States.Outside the shuttered Tolko mill in Merritt, NDP Leader John Horgan shook hands with supporters and a few laid-off workers.The mill closed last year, putting 200 people in the community out of work, he said.“That’s on top of the 30,000 forest jobs that have disappeared under the B.C. Liberal watch,” he said, standing on a gravel road in front of the industrial blue-and-white buildings.“It’s going to get worse. Because (Clark) let the softwood lumber deal go by without taking any substantial steps here in British Columbia, or with Ottawa, or with Washington we are now facing a significant tariff that puts even more jobs at risk.”Horgan said he is committed to fighting for those jobs and would go to Washington within 30 days of being sworn in as premier to make his case to U.S. officials.Asked what more the Liberal government could have done to save the Tolko mill, Horgan said he didn’t believe any discussions were had with the company about getting more fiber to the mill.He also said the NDP wants fewer raw logs shipped offshore so that more jobs can be kept in B.C.Arnold Meyer, 60, and 64-year-old Bagadar Mann received their layoff notices in December after working at the mill for about 40 years.Meyer said logs that were supposed to come to the mill started going to Kelowna about two or three years ago. The company shut the mill down, saying it was no longer profitable.“I don’t see how Christy Clark can brag about her agenda when actually rural B.C. is starved,” Mann said. “So many forestry jobs and even mining went down. They could have made changes while they were in power … but they didn’t do anything.”Asked about Clark’s handling of the softwood lumber issue, Meyer said, “She didn’t. That’s the problem.”Green party Leader Andrew Weaver campaigned in Vancouver on Tuesday, attacking the NDP for making “disturbing” multibillion-dollar promises without saying how they would be paid for.The Liberals and NDP have also failed on climate change and getting the province ready for the new economy, he said.“We recognize that if we want to be leaders in tech innovation we must also embrace the tech innovation that we want to be leaders in,” he said.“B.C. Liberals have no plan, the B.C. NDP have a plan to come up with a plan to develop a plan, and the B.C. Greens actually have a plan for a prosperous future.” read more

Senior guard Aaron Craft looks to make a pass during a game against American Nov. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 63-52.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen the Ohio State Buckeyes take the court against Iowa, they will have a feeling with them that they have not been accustomed to so far this season: playing after a loss.No. 3 OSU (15-1, 2-1) fell Tuesday in East Lansing, Mich., at the hands of the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans, 72-68, in overtime despite storming back from a 17-point deficit in just more than seven minutes to tie the game.“There’s a lot of things that we did well in that game, and there’s some things (like) taking care of the basketball, execution (that) weren’t what they needed to be,” OSU coach Thad Matta said Friday. “Those things have been and will be continued to be pointed out. As I’ve always said in this league, you get knocked down and you gotta get up and you gotta get ready to fight again.”Matta and company are looking to put the loss to the Spartans out of their minds as they prepare to host No. 20 Iowa (13-3, 2-1) at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Hawkeyes are fresh off a 93-67 victory against Northwestern Thursday.The last time OSU lost two games in a row was in February last year, when the Buckeyes fell in another overtime game at then-No. 3 Michigan Feb. 5, then came home and lost to then-No. 1 Indiana Feb. 10.Matta made sure his players knew about it so as to not let it happen again.“That’s something that we addressed in terms of an overtime loss on the road, you’re coming home and things don’t get solved just because you’re in your own building,” Matta said. “You’ve got to man up and you gotta go back out and play again.”The turnover bug bit OSU against the Spartans, when the Buckeyes committed an uncharacteristic 21 turnovers, 10 higher than their season average.“Each possession is important,” senior guard Aaron Craft said. “Valuing possessions, valuing the ball — 21 turnovers is way too many in a game of that caliber against a great team. We can come up with excuses all we want but that’s on us as players to take ownership of what are roles are each and every play and find a way to get it done.”In Craft’s opinion, OSU really hasn’t accomplished much yet despite going unbeaten in the non-conference season. Things now are different.“We had a great conference schedule and we won all those games and that’s great but once you get in league play, everyone starts at a level playing field,” Craft said.OSU nearly stole the game against the Spartans in regulation, as junior guard Shannon Scott snatched the ball from MSU senior guard Keith Appling as the clock wound down in hopes of getting the go-ahead score before the buzzer. Scott missed the layup, but he isn’t hanging his head over the failed opportunity to win the game for his team.“I’m not trying to really hang on anything right now, I know I was glad we didn’t give them a chance to win at the end of the game,” Scott said Friday. “I still want to finish that ball but I’m not going to keep my head down because I didn’t make that play at that time.”No matter the loss, the Buckeyes have to move on, Craft said, and not be satisfied with how many games they have won so far this year.“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves … sure, we found a way to get back in at the end and it’s great and all that but we have to find ways to get better. Complacency is our biggest enemy at this moment,” Craft said. “We can feel good about coming back in the game and not want to get better and think everything’s gonna be all right and that’s not the case.” read more

Ohio State junior linebacker Jerome Baker (17) sacks Army senior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw during the second quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWith just over one minute to go in a tie game, Maryland junior running back Ty Johnson took a handoff at the Minnesota 34-yard line, spotted a hole and raced through it past defenders for the game-winning touchdown.This is the exact type of rush Ohio State will attempt to prevent Saturday when the Buckeyes face off with the Terrapins at Ohio Stadium. This season, Johnson has 46 carries for 411 yards, an average of 8.93 yards per carry, which ranks him No. 4 in the FBS. A big-play threat, Johnson has gained at least 34 yards on a carry five times in his team’s four games this year, including a 74-yard touchdown in Week 2 against Towson. “He’s got great acceleration, he really can go,” Ohio State linebackers coach Bill Davis said. “When he gets going, he’s got great acceleration and he’s got good vision and patience. He’s a good back.” Johnson rushed onto the scene as a freshman when he averaged 7.1 yards on 35 carries. The 5-foot-10, 208-pound running back followed up his debut last season with 110 carries for 1,004 yards, an average of 9.1 yards per carry, the most by a Terrapins player in a season with at least 100 rushes. Prior to this year, Johnson was placed on the Doak Walker Award watch list.“He’s a real good back,” senior defensive end Jalyn Holmes said. “He’s got a big heart, man. He plays a lot bigger than what he actually is, so we’ve got to be ready for him.”Johnson is tied with sophomore running back Lorenzo Harrison III with a team-high 46 carries, but Johnson averages twice as many yards per carry as Harrison. The Buckeyes defense has not given up many long runs this year. The only 34-plus yard rushes came against the second-team defense in the third quarter of blowouts of UNLV and Army, both of whom are top 10 rushing offenses in the FBS. In the season opener, Indiana averaged 0.6 yards per carry without a rush over nine yards and the next week, Oklahoma averaged 2.8 yards per carry and did not run for a gain of more than 13 yards.In order for the success against the run to continue, Ohio State understands it must play disciplined as Johnson and Harrison are apt to bounce plays to the outside if they do not see holes in the middle. “They bounce it out, they run around, they don’t even hit their hole, they sometimes bounce it out and those are fast guys and we’re just going to have to contain them,” redshirt senior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle said.Davis and defensive line coach Larry Johnson emphasized defenders at all levels of the defense must maintain their gap responsibility and not over-pursue, noting it would be the key to victory.“I think the two running backs are dynamic,” Larry said. “I think they’ve both got great vision. They can cut on a dime.”Johnson’s speed is even more important now than in the first couple weeks of the season due to Maryland’s struggle to keep quarterbacks healthy. The Terrapins are down to third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager as Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill suffered season-ending torn ACLs. Therefore, they will likely rely heavily on their run game to produce scoring drives and churn the clock against Ohio State.A unit featuring five players who are at least 6-foot-3 and weigh more than 300 pounds will pave the way for Johnson. Though the Terrapins do not have a single senior on their offensive line, all linemen are in their second seasons as starters. Redshirt junior right tackle Damian Prince, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 315 pounds, leads the line as this is his third season as a starter.“It’s going to be a good test for us,” Holmes said. “They have a great offensive line. They’ve got a great running back.” read more

first_imgThe man behind a scheme to get more people talking to each other on public transport admits he received a frosty reception from commuters when he attempted to hand out his Tube Chat badges in London.NHS worker Jonathan Dunne, who is originally from Colorado, explained that giving out the badges to commuters wasn’t quite the friendly experience he had hoped for. “In London people have such barriers, so I decided to hand out the badges. I thought handing out the badges would be a friendly experience but it wasn’t,” he said.Mr Dunne said the commuters he approached weren’t exactly keen to stay for a chat, explaining: “I thought it would be fun. I thought handing out the badges people would want to talk but they didn’t. There wasn’t really any plan. It was just a fun thing to do.”The 42-year-old, who has been living in London ‘on and off’ for the past 20 years, gave out the badges for a couple of hours at Old Street station yesterday. He created 500 badges at a cost of just over £100. Meanwhile, a Walk The Tube map shows the number of steps between stations in the capital. And when this grandfather was offered an ‘elderly seat’ on the Tube his response was amazing.  “The whole thing wasn’t really thought out. When people get off the train, they sort of run a gauntlet between the station and their work.“I hadn’t really thought about handing people the badges in that environment. It wasn’t a very social experience.”He also handed out an accompanying leaflet which said: “Have a chat with your fellow customers. Wear this badge to let others know you’re interested. You’ll benefit from a daily chat. Start using it today!”Actually talking to people on the Tube? The idea horrified many Twitter users Love this alternative to the #tube_chat badge— Cora Bauer (@corabauer) September 29, 2016 I feel like civilisation is ending. #tube_chat— jack monroe (@MxJackMonroe) September 28, 2016 He added that he was inspired to get more Londoners talking to one another after a failed attempt at organising a social event at work.“Over the summer I worked on a social committee at my local NHS organisation and we tried to organise an event for the Olympics. It went down really badly and no one really participated or got involved.”He said that he comes from a “small town where everyone knows everybody else”.“We actually talk to people,” he said.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.— mnrrnt (@Mnrrnt) September 29, 2016 The worst thing about the #tube_chat badges is that they haven’t even CONSIDERED the rest of us, who’ll have to listen to it happening.— Lauren Bravo (@laurenbravo) September 29, 2016 So has the experience put him off giving out more badges? “I think it would be fun to hand them out again,” he says. If someone comes near me with a #tube_chat badge.— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) September 29, 2016last_img read more

first_imgPolice patrol Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market Security was beefed up at the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham to protect shoppersCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Last month, concrete bollards were installed at the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham to protect shoppers.In December, 12 people were killed after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.Last July, 434 people were injured and 86 people killed after a truck drove into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. Police patrol Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas MarketCredit:Joe Giddens/PA One of the oldest trees in Birmingham is to be cut down so council bosses can replace it with concrete barriers to protect the city from a Berlin-style terror attack.The tree, in Centenary Square and thought to be 140 years old, faces the chop so concrete benches can be built in a bid to beef up security in the city centre.The decision is part of a £10 million revamp of the square, which will see heavy stone benches with deep foundations installed to deter terrorists from ploughing trucks into crowds. Campaigners, including members of the Birmingham Trees for Life group, had called for the tree to be preserved and said that both the Metro and Centenary Square revamp could be planned around it.More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition to save it.Although 25 trees are being cut down, the councillor insisted 59 replacement trees will be planted.He added: “It will be more than enough to compensate.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Security was beefed up at the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham to protect shoppers The London Plane tree, which has been there since the 1930s, is one of 25 tress to be removed in the coming weeks.Originally it had been thought the tree was being cut down to allow for a Metro tram extension, but Birmingham City Council deputy leader, Ian Ward, has since confirmed it is to prevent terrorism.Councillor Ward said: “These benches will be barriers and require deep foundations which mean the tree’s roots will be cut.”We wanted to move the benches forward, but the square is used for big events like the Remembrance Parade and ice rink so we needed the space.” Show more last_img read more

Mrs Creaby, who remains off sick, is being supported by the Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file police officers in England and Wales.A spokesman for the union said: “In order to investigate some of the most serious criminal offences there is a recognised need for investigators to view some of the most harrowing, disturbing and distressing images imaginable. “But the affect that viewing such material can have on officers must be recognised and acknowledged and it is vital that officers – especially those who undertake these types of roles – are provided with appropriate and on-going workplace monitoring, supervision, and assistance in order to protect their own health and wellbeing, and that all necessary risk assessments and checks are undertaken to safeguard them in their roles.” A policewoman is suing the Metropolitan Police for £200,000, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, after having to watch 100 child abuse videos.Cara Creaby, 29, is seeking compensation for the “psychiatric injury” she claims to have suffered while investigating the rape of three young girls, one of whom was aged 11 at the time of the offence.The officer alleges that the “harrowing and dangerous material” has left her with “intrusive flashbacks and nightmares” and post traumatic stress disorder.Mrs Creaby, from Hemel Hempstead, became the main point of contact in December 2014 for three young girls suspected of being victims of grooming and sexual abuse over three years by Michael D’Costa. She formed an “emotional bond” with the girls, who she supported and interviewed during the investigation, and was simultaneously required to watch videos, for “at least eight hours at a time” of them being “sexually abused and degraded”.Mrs Creaby, who joined Scotland Yard in 2009 and three years later was appointed to the force’s Sapphire Unit, handling child abuse cases, searched D’Costa’s home and seized more than 100 videos of him abusing the girls and a diary of his attacks.  D’Costa later pleaded guilty to 25 offences including rape, in what Judge McGregor Johnson described as a “campaign of rape”. He was jailed in 2015 for 16 years.Legal documents lodged at the High Court and seen by the Mail on Sunday, claim that the officer told her bosses several times about her workload and the effect it was having on her but was told to “stick to the job at hand”.In March 2015 she began to experience nightmares of “the child rape she had been required to watch” and became aware that intimate moments with her partner caused her to “panic and become tearful”.Mrs Creaby was referred to the force’s Occupational Health department in April and was signed off sick a month later.Her lawyer, David Miles, of Slater & Gordon, alleges that there was an “absence of risk assessments and health and safety surveillance which would have protected her from the risk of foreseeable psychiatric harm.”A spokesman for the MET Police said: “A claim for damages due to psychiatric injury, dated 22nd Febraury 2018, has been received by the MET police service. It is currently being reviewed by solicitors acting on behalf of the MET.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_img 41 Comments GAA star Cathal McCarron spared criminal record after row at Temple Bar pub He had pleaded guilty to engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour at Anglesea Street in Dublin city-centre. 21,176 Views TYRONE Gaelic football star Cathal McCarron has been spared a criminal record and a sentence after he had to be restrained when he got into a row with staff at a Temple Bar pub.The 2008 All-Ireland winner, who hit the headlines over a gay porn video and his chronic gambling problems, had pleaded guilty to engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour at Anglesea Street in Dublin city-centre on 12 May last. The public order offence can result in a conviction, fine and a three-month sentence.Dublin District Court had heard that an irate McCarron had to be restrained by security staff before he was put of the Auld Dubliner pub and he then became aggressive to gardaí who tried to calm him down.Last week, Judge Michael Walsh held that McCarron would be spared a criminal record if he gave €500 to a homeless charity. The case resumed yesterday but the Dromore and Tyrone corner back was excused from having to attend.Defence solicitor Peter Connolly furnished the court with a receipt showing his client had complied and had donated the money at which Judge Walsh said he was striking out the case.Pub securityEarlier, Garda Sergeant Gail Smith told Judge Walsh that gardaí responded to a public order incident at the Auld Dublin pub where McCarron was being “restrained by security staff”. Gardaí separated him from the pub security to ask him what happened and be became aggressive to them.Garda Sergeant Smith said the Gaelic games star was directed on numerous occasions to calm down but when he threw his top on the ground gardaí arrested him.The court heard he had no prior criminal convictions and has not come to Garda attention since.Defence solicitor Peter Connolly had handed in to court a letter from his client in which he apologised to gardaí. He said his client is now studying psychotherapy part-time while continuing to work as a business development officer in a successful firm.The court heard the 28-year-old, from Tummery Road, Dromore, Omagh, who also has three Ulster title medals, has been nominated for the 2016 All-Star football awards.Connolly said the footballer is very embarrassed and regrets the incident. He only drinks alcohol three or four times a year, the solicitor said. He said his client was out with a friend after they completed an exam, however bar staff refused them service.McCarron began to remonstrate and was restrained with his hand behind his back and became “irate”, Connolly said.The judge was asked to noted McCarron has had a number of well documented difficulties in his personal and professional life.Pleading for leniency, Connolly described the Temple Bar incident as the “last speed bump in his situation” and he added that his client has received support from his family and the GAA.He also asked the court to note that the footballer was recovering from a serious gambling addiction. The solicitor added that McCarron is in a relationship and his partner is expecting a child and he is focused on sport, work and his family.Genuine remorseJudge Walsh said he noted he pleaded guilty, his genuine remorse and that he was under certain emotional stress which may have been a factor. He said McCarron was a distinguished member of his team and he had watched him over the years playing in an exemplary manner for Tyrone. The judge also said the footballer would not be likely to re-offend.The footballer, who helped his county win this year’s Ulster Championship, has released an autobiography titled Out of Control, which was co-written by journalist Christy O’Connor.It tells the story of his football success but also delves into his other personal issues including his chronic gambling problems, his move to London and taking part in a hardcore gay porn video before returning home to Tyrone to play for his county again.Read: Cathal McCarron set for comeback with Tyrone after high-profile problems> Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Cathal McCarron Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO By Tom Tuite Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 5:25 PMcenter_img Share2 Tweet Email Cathal McCarron Oct 26th 2016, 5:25 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgFor some time now, Australia’s population has been rapidly ageing, sadly coinciding with the rise of elderly abuse incidents. In 2007 alone there were approximately 87,220 cases of elder abuse, and it is predicted that by 2037 there will be a 13 per cent increase, with numbers reaching more than 200,000.But according to the Australian Greek Welfare Society’s (AGWS) community education officer, Antonios Maglis, the challenging nature of elder abuse is that often the victim doesn’t recognise it as abuse and is unaware of their rights. “People come to us for financial assistance because they can’t pay a bill, and through the initial assessment we find for example that the son has separated and moved in with his elderly mother and supposedly he’s the carer. But things have changed in the house and now the elderly mother hasn’t got access to her income, her pension, expenses rise and she’s got unexpected bills,” he tells Neos Kosmos.In severe cases, Mr Maglis and his colleagues have encountered instances of adult children coaxing their elderly parents into signing documents which, unbeknownst to them, grant them full access to their finances. This has then led to the deduction of large sums of money, and the ability to take out a loan in their name, without the elderly’s person’s knowledge.“They’re not fully aware at times of the possible negative connotations of what can happen if things go wrong, and that they could potentially lose their house,” explains Mr Maglis.But often the most confronting part about identifying cases of elder abuse is that they are being manipulated in a relationship based on trust.“That’s the difference with other types of abuse. They know this person, they love this person. It’s harder to talk about it because it’s your own child or a relative, not a stranger down the street who attacks you and takes your bag, for example,” he says.While the perpetrators vary, many cases involve ‘boomerang kids’ – adult children who return to live with their elderly parents following the breakdown of their relationships and often returning with a sense of entitlement and a ‘You’re my mum, you’re my dad, you will help me’ mentality.“It is often the expectation of middle aged children that their parents have to do this for them. They have to give them the house, they have to change the name on the account, they owe them that,” Mr Maglis explains.These pressures can often lead an already vulnerable victim to become further isolated from their family and friends, by way of losing their independence, space and finances. There are also cases where abuse is unintentional, often coming in the form of neglect where the person is dependent on their child for their basic needs such as food, clothing and transportation. “People get very busy with their lives, or the carer, especially in cases of dementia, becomes overwhelmed, but it’s still considered abuse because that person misses out on all those basic human rights,” he says. To avoid such situations arising, Mr Maglis says planning is vital. “What we suggest to people is to have a chat with our social workers about all those issues. Make a care plan, put powers of attorney in place, write your will, and have your wishes clearly stated so the carer knows what you want. In this way you minimise the risk of finding yourself in an unfavourable situation,” he says.While elder abuse is an issue across all cultural groups, there is a value system, not unique to the Greek culture, that often makes it harder for to seek help. “For first generation Greeks it can be a big deal because they’re not used to discussing these issues openly and accessing services,” he says, adding that Greek Australians come from a collectivist culture, where what is good for the group is more important than what’s good for the individual, with the added worry of τι θα πεί ο κόσμος? (What will everyone say?) To raise awareness and breakthrough the stigma, the AGWS has extended its services to elderly Greek Australians, hosting workshops that raise awareness on how to identify abuse, what their legal rights are, and where to get help.“The more we talk about it, the easier it will be for people to come out and say ‘that’s happening to me too’. It’s about enabling them and helping them realise that they’re safe and that their confidentiality is going to be respected.”If you or someone you know is interested in the AGWS services, visit or call (03) 9388 9998. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgClark College and other Washington schools will offer a program helping students of color and women transfer to universities for science and technology degrees, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges announced Tuesday.The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program, or MESA, will come to Clark to help underrepresented students pursue STEM-related degrees, or science, technology, engineering and math. The college will receive $125,000 annually to help enroll students in tutoring, extra study sessions, transfer counseling and study centers.Including the six colleges announced this week, 12 of the state’s 34 community and technical college offer MESA.last_img read more

Police tactical operation near Five Cays Blue Hills

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPolice staged a Friday night operation which still has some residents who witnessed it talking about the militant demonstration which followed a tumultuous week of events in law enforcement in the country.  It was a four hour operation carried out at the Five Cays and Blue Hills roundabouts; we are told of teams of 6 to 8 police officers clad in tactical gear, brandishing automatic weapons which were clearly seen thanks to a portable high powered light which illuminated those usually dark areas during the stop and searched.  We await from Police, the results of the Friday stop and search exercise. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Barricades were also used to ensure traffic was guided and tamed during the exercise.  Last week the TCI learned that another woman from the Dominican community was murdered when her body was found in Northwest Providenciales; that three men were charged not for trying to kill ex-cop, Alboin Williams who was shot nine times; but with armed robbery of the security company owner on April 10 …. and the public learned in a Magnetic Media special report, that security officers are not legally licensed to carry any weapons in their job as a security guards. last_img read more

Everton draw up 52000 capacity stadium plan

first_imgEverton have revealed plans for a 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, with the potential to increase to 62,000 in the future.Everton will submit a planning application in the “second half of 2019”, but final capacity and design will come down to public consultation and fans engagement.A statement released by the club read: “The projected capacity takes into account several factors which include design and orientation of the stadium on a dock site, current and future ticket demand and forecast revenues and costs.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The stadium will also be ‘futureproofed’ for any changes in regulations in relation to ‘safe standing’.“The design of two of the stands will make it easy to adopt a rail seating/safe standing solution, which will offer optionality and flexibility, should the law change in future.“The proposed figure follows extensive engagement with fans and consultation with a range of professional advisors who have expertise in stadium design and defining the optimum capacity for new stadia.”last_img read more

Park named after former Miami mayor

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Museum Park has been renamed after former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre.A ceremony was held Thursday for the newly-named Maurice A. Ferre Park, located along Northwest 11th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.Ferre was the country’s first Puerto Rican-born mayor and the first Hispanic mayor of Miami back in the ’70s.“I want my legacy to be the love of Miami. I want this to be a Miami for all of the people of Miami: black and white, rich and poor, Christians and non-Christians,” Ferre said. “I want it for Spanish-speaking and Creole-speaking and Brazilians and all of the millions of people that are coming to visit Miami. This is their Miami. I want this to be a radiant park that receives them with love.”The 83-year-old was also given keys to the city.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Defense Officials Study Ft Drum as Host for Potential Missile Site

first_imgThe Missile Defense Agency has begun evaluating Fort Drum, N.Y., as a host for a possible East Coast missile defense site.Officials met with utility providers to assess the ability of northern New York to accommodate the mission, which would create up to 1,800 military, civilian and contractor jobs, reported the Watertown Daily Times.The Development Authority of the North Country would provide water and wastewater treatment for the potential site, along with telecommunications services, said James Wright, the authority’s CEO.“From the authority’s perspective, we’ve partnered with the Army for 30 years,” Wright said.The Missile Defense Agency is reviewing three other prospective sites to host ground-based interceptors — Naval Air Station Portsmouth SERE Training Area, Maine; Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center, Ohio; and Fort Custer Training Center, Mich.Defense officials do not favor building an East Coast missile defense site — at an estimated cost of $3 billion or more — but Republican lawmakers have directed DOD to conduct the planning necessary to select a site.“An East Coast missile defense site would provide increased battle space, more decision time and increased reliability, and I believe Fort Drum would serve as ideal site due to its unique region and different angle of intercept,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik (R), who represents the North Country region.The department expects to publish draft environmental impact statements by January 2016. The conference report for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill would require the Missile Defense Agency director to choose a preferred location to build an East Coast missile defense site within 30 days after the environmental impact statements are published. The measure also would require DOD to submit a plan to expedite the deployment time for the potential missile site by at least two years.———-Image Source Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img More From Roadshow 0 Roborace’s autonomous race car gets the Hot Wheels treatment Share your voice 41 Photos 10 Photos Roborace aims to create a completely driverless racing series by 2021. The project’s website calls the series the “world’s first competition for human and machine teams, using both self-driving and manually controlled cars.The first Roborace season will involve human drivers, running cars based on a DevBot prototype. “Unlike the Robocar, the DevBot has a cabin that can be driven by a human or a computer, allowing teams to fully understand how the car thinks and feels on a race track,” Roborace says.The Hot Wheels car, however, is based on the fully self-driving concept, which participated in the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb in 2018. The die-cast model is the spitting image of the Robocar — a rad, futuristic racer, wearing an excellent black-and-yellow livery. We’d love to have one in our collection. We Roadshow editors are really just big kids, and that’s why we love Hot Wheels. The 1:64-scale toy cars line our desks, and every time we go shopping, you can bet we’re perusing the latest die-cast car offerings in the toy aisle.Hot Wheels has been going strong for 50 years, and continually looks to the future for what’s hot in the automotive space. To that end, the company’s newest creation, unveiled Tuesday, is one of the most forward-thinking parts of the motorsports world: Roborace’s autonomous race car. Car Culture 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Post a comment The future is here, and its name is Robocar 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more

first_imgThis week we’re hearing from Kathy Burek. Burek is a veterinary pathologist, and a self-employed contractor for many state agencies.Listen nowlast_img