“Short Boss”, prime suspect in the shooting death of 21-year-old Ronsley Clarke, which took place on August 2, 2018 at “C” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was arrested on Thursday on the West Coast of Demerara, after Police received information of his whereabouts and went to the area.He was handed over to detectives in ‘C’ Division who are continuing their investigation into this shooting death.“Short Boss” is shortly expected to be arraigned with the capital offence of murder.RECAPClarke, a mason of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was shot in front of hisDead: Ronsley Clarkegirlfriend. Based on information received, the victim and the suspect had been known to each other, and had reportedly had a disagreement about a month prior to the shooting, while at a party.On the evening in question, Clarke was in company of his girlfriend, Alesha Thomas, at the main access road at “C” Field Sophia when the suspect was reportedly seen drawing a small silver pistol from his jacket. An alarm was raised, but before anything could be done, Short Boss reportedly discharged three rounds in Clarke’s direction.Clarke was struck to his right-side rib and to his right side upper back, and fell to the ground while the gunman quickly made good his escape in an unknown direction.The Police were called to the scene, and Clarke was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Two .32 spent shells were recovered from the scene of the shooting.
Both games have the Trackers taking on the Slave Lake Thunder. Saturday’s game goes at 8 p.m. while Sunday’s tilt is at noon.The Trackers are fifth in the Bear Slashing Division with a record of 7-14-2 for 16 points, while the Thunder are in third with their record of 13-8-1 for 27 points.After the weekend set of games, the Trackers will play another two games next Saturday and Sunday.- Advertisement –
Leading 1-0 after 20 minutes of play, the Huskies put the pressure on in the second, and fired three goals past Cody Garnett, to take a 4-1 lead. The Huskies backed up their promise, and beat their rivals from Dawson Creek Friday night. Coach Kalb will lead eight of his own players as the bench boss for Team West, at the NWJHL All-star game on Saturday in Sexsmith. As a rookie, Robbie Sidhu will be making his first appearance, and the youngster admitted that he’s excited about taking part. “I think it’s going to be a really good game” said Sidhu. “There’s a lot of good players on both teams, and I just can’t wait.” Cody Kalb also chipped in a goal and two assists on Friday, while Luke McInerney and Cody Hildebrand scored the other two. Lorne Weaver, Nathan Bomben and Cole Calliou responded for Dawson Creek. The Huskies were 2/4 on the powerplay, while Dawson Creek went 1/5. Robbie Sidhu led the way offensively on Friday, posting two goals and two assists, before he was kicked out for his objection to a roughing minor with 13 minutes remaining. “This was a good effort tonight” Sidhu said after the game. “We needed to the two points. They’re right behind us, and they’re on a big win streak, but we pulled it out.” It got interesting in the third, as the Jr. Canucks began to find some holes in the Fort St. John defence. But, Garrett Muir made some strong saves late in the game, and the Huskies escaped with a 5-3 win. “It’s a definite improvement over the last few games” said Coach Bob Kalb of his team’s effort. “We had better energy tonight, and better intensity.” He was concerned with his team’s dip in the third period, but said the problem was mental errors, not a lack of effort. “Our goaltending was good … we got some timely scoring … and just a better effort for us.” Kalb suggested that some of his team’s leaders have been underachieving lately, but said they stepped up and made the difference against Dawson Creek. – Advertisement –
THE daughter of Donegal public Frank Shortt is being sued by a gay man whose picture she sent to a school in a row over Scientology, a court has heard.Zabrina Collins is counter-suing in the case.Her dad Frank who wrongly accused of allowing drug dealing in his Quigley’s Point and served three years in jail before being cleared. He was given €4.6million in damages. Peter Griffiths, from Co Mayo, told the Circuit Court he allowed a picture to be taken of himself naked with his genitals covered only with a Guy Fawkes mask, “to support Prince Harry.”He is suing scientologist Zabrina for €50,000 damages for defamation. He said he did not expect the picture to have been shared around the world by scientologists.He said the picture of him had been taken by his boyfriend to support Prince Harry following the naked romp by the third in line to the British throne in a Las Vegas Hotel in August 2012.Prince Harry’s nude photo scandal sparked a naked craze which swept the internet at the time and included some of his former soldier pals “supporting him” in pictures in which they hid their decency behind combat helmets.Griffiths told barrister Frank Beatty, counsel for Collins, that the picture of him had been taken by his boyfriend in his apartment. In it he is seen saluteing with his right hand and holding the mask in his left hand over his genitals.Judge James O’Donohoe heard that the picture was one of several e-mailed by Ms Collins to the principal of St David’s CBS, Artane, Dublin, on May 3, 2013, after she had discovered a recording on You Tube of a talk on cults by Griffiths to a class of teenage boys at the school.Seamus O Tuathail SC, counsel for Griffiths, told Judge O’Donohoe that Ms Collins, a director of a chiropractic clinic, was being sued for up to €50,000 punitive damages for defamation in the letter sent to the principal and allegedly the vice principal, school secretary and several other teachers.He said that in turn Ms Collins and Michael O’Donnell, a marketing consultant of Cherrywood Lawn, Clondalkin, Dublin, members of the church, were suing Mr Griffiths and John McGhee, an embalmer, both of 3 Cual Gara, Teeling Street, Ballina, for assault, battery, trespass and nuisance.In the defamation set of proceedings Ms Collins’s address is stated as The Boulevard, Mount Eustace, Tyrelstown, Dublin 15. In the alleged assault proceedings her address was given as Rathmore Village, Tyrelstown.Mr O Tuathail, who appeared with barrister John Smith and solicitor Cormac O’Ceallaigh for both Griffiths and McGhee, said the two cases could be heard together but Judge O’Donohue ruled that he would hear the alleged defamation case first.The court heard that a teacher from St David’s CBS had asked Griffiths to address school pupils on the question of cults and Mr Griffiths agreed with Mr Beatty, in cross-examination, that his talk had centred mainly on the Church of Scientology.In her letter to the school principal Ms Collins alleged Mr Griffith’s lecture had centred on The Scientology religion, which counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta as members, in an extremely abusive, insulting and undignified way and accused him of “openly and viciously” slandering scientologists, accusing them of responsibility for three deaths and bribing a coroner in the US.The court heard she had accused Griffiths of being “an avid hate campaigner against scientologists and “hate mongering” against the church.She had also told the school principal that Griffiths was a leading figure in the “Anonymous group in Ireland whose trade mark was the Guy Fawkes mask” and which, she alleged, had been responsible for hacking websites including the Garda Headquarters website.Mr Griffiths denied Collins’s allegations and claimed she had implied he was involved in incitement to hatred and had, by innuendo throughout her letter held him out to be a criminal, a paedophile, a bigot and a hypocrite.He claimed her statements had lowered his reputation in the minds of right-thinking people while holding him up to hatred, ridicule and contempt.In evidence he denied that he hated scientologists or that his talk was intended to incite hatred against church members. He did not accept scientologists constituted a recognised religion and as far as he knew Ms Collins was an Ethics Officer and Director of Special Affairs in the church.He had spoken about how motivated scientologists were and what motivated them. He informed the children there were “dangers out there” and forewarned them not to get involved and that to do so might destroy their lives. As a former member he was warning people about the dangers associated with scientology.Mr Griffiths said he was shocked, horrified and appalled when he had obtained sight of Ms Collins’s allegations in which, he said, there was “not a grain of truth.”He agreed with Mr Beatty that he had recorded his talk and posted it with four images on You Tube. It contained the word “bullshit” once, “Fuck Off” twice and also used the word “crap.”Judge O’Donohoe, who viewed a number of videos, also heard of Mr Griffith’s involvement in a protest outside the church’s headquarters in Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, and stated the court had no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by, or garda prosecution of or alleged ongoing garda surveillance of Mr Griffiths.The court heard that members of Anonymous had been videoed until the end of last year when a High Court injunction had brought an end to that.The trial continues.FRANK SHORTT’S DAUGHTER ‘SENT NAKED PIC OF GAY MAN TO SCHOOL IN SCIENTOLOGY CULT ROW’ was last modified: November 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cultFrank ShorttscientologyZabrina Collins
While economists debate the existence of a real estate bubble, developers, housing advocates and some politicians are pushing for major changes in the way Southern California plans and builds homes. In economic symposiums and housing summits, academic studies and advocacy reports, experts are pushing for more home construction and denser cities. Build more housing, and the price will come down. Build taller buildings, then you can fit more homes in existing communities. Some say existing communities are too resistant to new homes and apartment buildings, a “not in my backyard” attitude that kills new for-sale and rental housing projects. In Fontana, a San Bernardino County community mushrooming with new home developments, city leaders touted plans for three luxury apartment complexes, saying they would provide housing for young teachers and police officers unable to afford a new home. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But after neighboring homeowners complained that renters would bring crime and overcrowding and drive down their property values, two of the projects have been canceled and replaced with plans to build for-sale condos or small homes, which will likely be less affordable than the apartments. “People who are here and have it, they want to pull up the drawbridge and not let anybody else in. We need to find a way to become more tolerant as a community,” said Robert J. Norris, executive vice president of Century Housing, which provides loans for low- and moderate-income projects. Local governments also are getting involved, creating public funds to spur private housing projects – though some question whether government should be subsidizing the private sector. Los Angeles has created an affordable housing trust fund, and city leaders are considering asking voters to approve a bond that would underwrite new housing construction for poor and middle-class families. Long Beach is considering tapping hotel taxes and developer fees to create a similar fund to provide low- and moderate-income families with mortgage assistance, and to help developers build below-market-rate houses. Self-described optimist Delores Conway of USC’s Lusk School of Real Estate believes Southern Californians are flexible enough to fix the housing problem. “In Southern California, there are a myriad of factors – culture, economics, a tradition of creativity – that enable us to solve our problems. We have a beautiful state and a beautiful place to live and they want to preserve that.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Story Links Prior to the overtime periods, Drake opened the second half with a one-point lead that swapped hands seven times before Drake was held without a field goal for the final four minutes of the half to allow Wyoming to take a 75-73. However, two McMurray three-pointers knotted the contest with 26 seconds left. Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Drake (4-3) was led by 28 points and 10 rebounds from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) for his second career double-double. Timmer’s scoring came on just 11 shots and a 4-of-5 showing from the three-point arc while also going 10-of-10 at the free-throw line. Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added a career-high 20 points with eight rebounds before fouling out midway through the second overtime. at South Dakota 12/6/2017 – 7 p.m. Photos Full Schedule Roster That halftime lead looked unlikely at the start of the contest with Drake facing a 10-point, 25-15, deficit to that the team erased to take a 38-37 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs built that lead with a 14-0 run in which they held Wyoming scoreless for six minutes and forced 12-straight Cowboy misses. Timmer scored six of his 13 first-half points during that run including a four-point play that helped fuel the spurt and reverse the Bulldogs’ fortunes. Herdon added 10 rebounds for the Cowboys and was one of three Cowboys to record a double-double with Justin James added 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists while Hayden Dalton had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Despite those totals, Drake and Wyoming each had 52 rebounds with Drake earning 14 second-chance points. “We had a lot of opportunities to win this game,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “It was right there for the taking and we need to take that next step as a team.” Drake remains on the road for its next contest, a Wednesday, Dec. 6, game at South Dakota. The game will be Drake’s third-straight on the road before returning to the Knapp Center Dec. 9 to host Omaha. Wyoming led for most of the first overtime, but Timmer forced an extra period with a deep three-pointer with 24 seconds left to tie the contest at 82-82. Wyoming’s attempt to win as time expired was thwarted by a clean block from McGlynn to keep the Bulldogs alive. “We fought hard and battled on the boards,” Medved said. “Wyoming puts you in some tough defensive situations with five guys who can space the floor.” Box Score (PDF) Wyoming opened the second overtime with four-straight points to build a cushion that Drake could not erase. A coast-to-coast layup from De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) with 53 seconds left to the margin to three points, 90-87, was the Bulldogs’ final charge as Wyoming answered with a three-pointer to take a two-possession lead it would not relinquish. LARAMIE, Wyo. – Wyoming needed 50 minutes and a career-high 32 points from Alan Herndon to hold off a resilient Drake University men’s basketball team, 96-89, in double overtime Saturday afternoon at the Arena-Auditorium. Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Version Neither team led by more than 10 points in a contest that featured 15 lead changes and 12 ties before Wyoming (6-2) pulled away in the second overtime. Preview “Our guys battled to the end,” Medved added. “But there were a couple more plays I felt we could have made to walk out of here a winner tonight.”
Grúpa SN an ChoimínOne tiny Donegal school have proved that great things really do come in small packages.SN an Choimín, Gleann Fhinne featured heavily in the recent Cumann na mBunscoil Handball Co. Finals held in Glenfin. In fact the small, 3 teacher school in the Gaeltacht, scooped no less than 8 Co Medals in the competition. In the U11 Girls Doubles, Katie Nig Fhloinn and Katelyn Nic a tSeachtlainn came up trumps, while in the boys U11 Doubles, Daniel O’ Mearthaile and Oisín Mag Fhloinn had a great victory. Luke Mag Fhloinn gave a great account of himself and emerged victorious in the U11 Boys singles.There was also success for Coimín in the U13 section- Eleanor Ní Mhuaighe and Danielle Nic Fhionnghaile worked well together to win the U13 Girls Double title, while Caoimhe Nig Fhloinn also won the Girl’s U13s singles to make it a total of 8 Co. Medals in total for Coimín.Comhghairdeachas a pháistí agus bígí bródúil!YOU GOTTA ‘HAND’ IT TO DONEGAL SCHOOL AFTER HANDBALL MEDAL HAUL! was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalglenfinHANDBALLmedals
Huge crowds of runners, walkers and supporters are on their way to Letterkenny this morning ahead of the annual Northwest 10K.The charity race route will be the same as 2017, with runners and walkers starting on the Pearse Road heading in the direction of the Tesco Roundabout and out the Port Road. Donegal County Council have issued an alert to motorists that part of the Pearse Road will be closed off to traffic this Sunday afternoon. The R250-1 Pearse Road from the junction with Station Roundabout to the junction with Canal Road island / bottom of Rosemount Lane will be closed for the following period: 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday, 6th May 2018. Alternative Routes: Traffic approaching from Station Roundabout travelling to Justice Walsh Road should divert via Ramelton Road / Main Street. Traffic approaching from Oldtown Road travelling to Station Roundabout should divert via Canal Road, Neil T. Blaney Road and Port Road.Access from Justice Walsh Road onto Pearse Road will not be facilitated during the hours of this closure. Additional Traffic Management plans and diversions will be in operation throughout Letterkenny to facilitate safe access on the day of the race.Organisers of the 10K are asking the public to be aware that there will be some traffic disruption along the course for a short period during Sunday’s event. Motorists are asked to cooperate with the Gardai and marshals to ensure that the charity event passes safely for everyone. Plan Ahead: Road Closures announced for Northwest 10K was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courseNorthwest 10Kroad closureRoutetrafficTravel
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. farmers have enjoyed a competitive advantage in accessing the global export market with their products, but continued underinvestment in the aging inland waterways system will limit U.S. agricultural exports, and during the next 25 years, could put more than $72 billion in additional GDP and 77,000 new jobs at risk, a new report from Agribusiness Intelligence found.That independent report, Importance of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture, was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service earlier in the year from Agribusiness Intelligence.“The U.S. is in direct competition with Brazil for its agricultural export business, particularly for corn and soybeans — two of our largest exports, therefore, infrastructure investments can have a tremendous impact upon a farmer’s profitability,” said Ken Eriksen, senior vice president of Agribusiness Intelligence’s consulting business and lead author of the study. “Multinational corporations, including Chinese companies, are making significant investments in the Brazilian grain and soybean transportation and handling systems. While U.S. farmers currently have a cost advantage, if not addressed, U.S. infrastructure problems will erode that advantage, making U.S. grain and soybeans less competitive in global markets.”The U.S. inland waterways system, much of which was built during the 1920s and 1930s, comprises the navigable areas of the upper and lower Mississippi River, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River, the Missouri River, the Illinois and Ohio River systems, the Tennessee River, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. These waterways feed the Center Gulf, Mississippi River export grain complex of elevators that extend from Baton Rouge, La., through New Orleans to Myrtle Grove, La. This region handles 57% of U.S. corn export volumes valued at $4.8 billion, and 59% of U.S. soybean exports valued at $12.4 billion.“U.S. agriculture has long been the envy of the world, not only for its yields, but also due to its ability to move grains, soybeans and other products to the global marketplace in a competitive, efficient and reliable manner thanks to a robust and expansive inland waterways transportation infrastructure,” Eriksen said. “However, that infrastructure is quite old — many of the locks are 80 years of age and far exceed their 50-year designed lifespans. The U.S. inland waterways infrastructure needs major rehabilitation and construction to restore it to its full capability, to forestall major disruptions, and provide opportunities for growth,” Eriksen said.The Agribusiness Intelligence study examined three scenarios that included potential impacts of reduced investment for U.S. waterways, maintaining the status quo of less than 2% growth, or increased investment of $6.3 billion during the next 10 years to help facilitate future export potential.Currently, appropriated funds, which are considered maintaining the status quo, do not enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep pace with barge-volume traffic, let alone growth or infrastructure maintenance and improvements needs, the study found. As a result, the percentage of vessels delayed on all waterways has increased from 35% in 2010 to 49% in 2017, which, in turn, adds to the total shipping cost.Relative to the status quo scenario, the report estimates that by 2045, if inland waterway infrastructure is fully funded to meet the volume, maintenance and upgraded needs, employment will increase 20% to 472,000 jobs and the contribution to U.S. GDP would expand 39% to nearly $258 billion.
We’re at the 6th annual Web 2.0 conference, now known as the Web 2.0 Summit. John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly opened the event. O’Reilly spoke about being at another transition point for the Web. They have termed this “web squared”, a.k.a. “web meets world.” O’Reilly said that in the current era “we’re starting to instrument the world.” He referenced a quote from VC Fred Wilson, that we are currently in a “golden triangle of mobile, social and real-time.”O’Reilly remarked that we’re seeing “what may be the next wave of internet business models.” Speaking about the evolution of both the conference and the web 2.0 trend, he noted that the “revolution we’re seeing today is as great as the one we saw five years ago.” We at ReadWriteWeb have been noticing something new in 2009 too. At the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit last week, I spoke to a number of startups and smart Web people. There was a real sense of excitement and innovation in the air, which reminded me of the first Web 2.0 conference I attended in 2005 (I wasn’t there for the first 2004 event, although I followed it on the Web at the time). Last month we ran a series of posts outlining the 5 biggest Internet trends of this year: Structured Data, Real-Time Web, Personalization, Mobile Web / Augmented Reality, Internet of Things. Effectively this was ReadWriteWeb’s State of the Web 2009. We compiled the main points into a single presentation, available on Slideshare and embedded below. We think these trends show that we are indeed at an inflexion point of the Web, as Tim O’Reilly noted at the Web 2.0 Summit today. We’ll be exploring more of these and other cutting edge Web trends over the coming months on ReadWriteWeb. Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#conferences#Trends#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2009 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Structured DataThe Real-Time WebPersonalizationMobile Web & Augmented RealityInternet of Things A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market