Mum-of-two charged in connection with €250K arson at Donegal stables

first_imgA mother-of-two has been charged with aiding and abetting arson at horse stables in Donegal causing €250,000 damage in November of last year.Julie McCartney (31) appeared today at Buncrana District Court where new charges were brought against her on which the State wishes to send her forward for trial in the Circuit Court, following the completion and service of a book of evidence. Inspector Denis Joyce made an application to withdraw three charges, two burglaries and one criminal damage, previously brought against the defendant who has been in custody for nine weeks.Garda Patrick Cunningham gave evidence of charging McCartney with the new offences at this morning’s court.Her reply to each charge after caution was ‘no comment’, Judge Paul Kelly heard.The first of the new charges brought against McCartney, of Ashmore House, Edenmore Court in Derry is handling stolen property at Sea Breeze Apts, Shroove, Greencastle, on November 4 and 5, 2018.The stolen property she was found to be in possession of was four horse bridles, 13 harnesses, ten reins and one horse saddle.McCartney has also been charged with aiding and abetting arson at Lenamore Stables, Derryvane, Muff on November 4 causing damage to the value of €250,000, including a Scania Lorry, two pedigree horses, adjoining stables and contents.Inspector Joyce made an application to remand the defendant in custody with consent to bail on the same conditions set out in Cloverhill High Court on December 4, 2018 which included a €20,000 cash bail.Applying for bail, Solicitor, Mr Ray Lannon told the court that his client was a mother of two children with special needs whom she hadn’t seen in nine weeks and had no previous convictions.Judge Kelly noted that bail had previously been refused on the basis of possible intimidation of witnesses and flight risk as the defendant is not resident in the State.Mr Lannon told the court that his client had an address with a friend in Castlederg, Co Tyrone where she could stay and therefore would not be near any witnesses.The solicitor also said there would be no flight risk as his client wished to meet the case and protest her innocence.Judge Kelly remanded McCartney in custody, with consent to bail on the High Court conditions, to appear before Letterkenny District Court by video link on Monday, January 14.Mum-of-two charged in connection with €250K arson at Donegal stables was last modified: January 10th, 2019 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:buncranacourtdonegalJudith McCartneylast_img read more

MTA weighs bus line cameras

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is moving forward with plans to install red-light enforcement cameras at the intersections where crashes and most of the traffic violations have occurred. Its also retraining drivers of the 60-foot-long Orange Line buses to ensure they are operating under all directives, including one to travel just 10 mph through major intersections. That restriction could be lifted in 30 days. “We have pretty well determined that we need photo enforcement,” said Richard Hunt, general manager of the MTA’s San Fernando Valley sector. “This is a consistent pattern … People just won’t obey the traffic signals.” Enforcement cameras could be operating by January or February, officials said. Some residents continue to advocate railroad-style crossing gates at the intersections. The MTA wants to install red-light cameras at 12 Orange Line intersections after another crash Wednesday, this one caused by a driver on a cell phone who ran a red light and collided with a passing bus, authorities said. Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the crash between the bus and the sport-utility vehicle, whose driver told police her brakes failed when she tried to stop on northbound Balboa Boulevard. It was the sixth crash on the Orange Line since it opened Oct. 31. All have been minor and caused by drivers failing to heed traffic signals. “In the collisions we have seen, the motorists, not the bus drivers, have not stopped for the lights,” Los Angeles police Detective William Bustos said. “They’ve got to do something… something more than lights,” said Camille Saso, who works near the site of Wednesday’s crash. Since the first crashes on the busway, crews have been reconfiguring signs and lights to improve safety – and removing traffic lights in areas where motorists said they were confusing. Other items remain under consideration, including lights in the pavement and new “Busway” signs. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gilas PH ready to aim for the moon

first_imgSantiago blossoms into true leader for NU Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “Remember, in the Fiba Asia Championships, Australia beat Iran with (team star Hamed) Haddadi by 30 points,” said the national coach. “So I don’t know how—suntok sa buwan (it’s a long shot) to the highest degree. But it is what it is, we’re still going to try our best.”Australia will be among the countries that the Philippines will face in the reformatted Fiba World Cup qualifiers that features home-and-away games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas Pilipinas will take on Japan on Nov. 24 in Tokyo, just three weeks after it opens training camp on Nov. 3.The country will host Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, before flying to Australia on Feb. 22. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “What’s important is we build a team that will have a strong chance of beating Japan and Taiwan,” said Reyes. “If you talk about Australia, very honestly, I don’t know how we can beat Australia.”The Philippines remains in the top 5 in the continent despite the new Fiba groupings that merged the Asia and Oceania regions. Overall, the country slipped three spots to 30th in the Fiba World rankings.The Philippines is fifth in the Asia-Oceania group behind Australia (9th), Iran (22nd), China (24th) and New Zealand (27th).ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Chot Reyes calls beating Australia a long shot. But Gilas Pilipinas will deal with it anyway.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cousins has 41 and 23 in Sacramento return, Pelicans rally

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins, right, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins could exhale at last. The nerves were long gone, his highly anticipated return to Sacramento in the books — and what a beauty it was.Cousins immediately scored after winning the opening tip and never stopped on the way to 41 points and 23 rebounds, and the emotional big man dominated his old team to rally the New Orleans Pelicans past the Kings 114-106 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Rookie De’Aaron Fox scored 14 points off the bench to lead seven Kings in double figures.Cousins received overwhelming support and love with a standing ovation during pregame introductions with a few boos. After his initial basket, the Kings answered with a 17-2 run.A video and highlight tribute to Cousins played on the scoreboard during a first-quarter timeout as he was formally welcomed back to the city where he played seven seasons, and the big man gave a big wave.“I loved it,” Cousins said. “I’ve got nothing but love for this city. I came here as a kid and left as a man. As I stated many times, I’ve got people here I consider family. These fans have been great to me throughout the years.”“BOOGIE THANK YOU, LOVE YOU, MISS YOU” read one sign held by a female fan in Golden 1 Center.“Very talented dude,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cousins took the crowd at Golden 1 Center on a trip down memory lane, then left them with some heartache after a spectacular performance. He waved to his supportive former home fans as highlights showed of his time in California’s capital.“It was pretty emotional,” Cousins said. “I was super nervous coming in. The anticipation was like through the roof. I really couldn’t wait for the ball to go up and we could just actually get to the basketball part.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:21 to play for a 108-106 lead and the Pelicans held on — and Cousins finally got some help in a second-half comeback after New Orleans trailed by 14 at intermission playing without injured star Anthony Davis.Jameer Nelson contributed 18 points with four 3-pointers with Davis sidelined with a left knee injury sustained at Portland on Tuesday. The Pelicans were down 70-56 at halftime with Cousins largely a one-man show already with 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks Cousins, who was fined $25,000 last week for cursing at a Grizzlies fan in Memphis, shot 14 for 25, dished out six assists and kept his emotions in check.At the 9:23 mark of the first quarter, Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein were tied up under the basket. Cousins then carried the ball out of the crowd and set it down in front of the New Orleans bench before the jump ball.“This was just as big a game for them as it was for us,” Cousins said. “We knew they would be juiced. We knew they would come out swinging and that’s exactly what they did.”He had faced the Kings once already since his February trade, in New Orleans on March 31, and scored 37 points while making 12 of 21 shots in the Pelicans’ 117-89 victory.“For him, he came here as a young kid, really. He’d been with this franchise the entire time,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “You have friends in the city, you have things that you’ve done just from a community service point of view that you had. And then very emotional when he left here. I was there when he got on the plane. I think people don’t realize, they look at these guys as something other than a 22- 25- 27-year-old kid, and that’s what they are. I don’t care how big they are, they’ve got the same emotions as everyone else has.“It’s tough, because it wasn’t his decision to leave. I think when that happens, it stings, it hurts initially. I think he has found himself in a positon where we really appreciate everything he brings to the table.”WEBBER TRIBUTEFormer Kings star Chris Webber worked the nationally televised game for TNT and received his own video highlight recognition and a standing ovation late in the first quarter. Webber stood, smiled and acknowledged the fans.TIP-INSPelicans: Darius Miller started in place of Davis and was scoreless. … After being outrebounded 63-42 in a 103-93 loss at Portland two nights earlier and giving up 18 offensive boards, New Orleans outrebounded Sacramento 47-34.Kings: As the Kings returned from a three-game road trip, Zach Randolph made his home debut for the Kings after missing the Oct. 18 opener against Houston following oral surgery.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Cleveland on Saturday.Kings: Host Washington on Sunday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

NBA: Celtics are ‘team of the future in the East,’ coach Kerr says

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Although the boys of Beantown are situated on the Eastern Conference side, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is keeping tabs on the league’s hottest team.“It sure looks like Boston is the team of the future in the East, with the assets that they still have and their young talent and their coaching, and Kyrie (Irving) is amazing,” Kerr told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNo stranger to accumulating consecutive victories both as a coach and a player, Kerr had nothing but compliments for the Brad Stevens-led squad.“That looks like a team that is going to be at the top of the East for a long time to come,” he said. “Whether their time is now or the future, that’s to be determined, but they sure look like they want it to be right now.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH FILE – In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr directs his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, California. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals.After dropping its first two games of the season, the Boston Celtics are sitting at the top of the NBA Standings, winning 13 straight games.READ: Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straightADVERTISEMENT The odds didn’t seem to be in the favor of the storied franchise at the beginning of the year, retaining only four players from last year’s team that reached the Eastern Conference Finals.To make matters worse, the team’s prized off-season free agent signing Gordon Hayward suffered a season-ending ankle injury on opening night.Anchored by Irving’s magnificent play and steady contribution from veteran Al Horford and young guns Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, the Celtics are once again primed to rule at the top of the East and perhaps even more.“Even without Gordon Hayward and that awful injury, Boston is just crushing people,” Kerr shared.“So, it’s going to be really fun to go against them on Thursday. We know how tough it’s going to be,” he added, referring to the team’s match-up with the Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next UAAP taekwondo: NU starts strong in title-retention bid LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kerr added: ”They’re really sound, and they’re motivated. It’s a team that’s been on the rise the last couple of years. They lost in the conference finals. They want to win a championship, and it looks like it”.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:LeBron: ‘It’s been a while since I had a guy who can score and create for others’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Book review: ‘Elsewhere: Unusual Takes on India’

first_imgElsewhere: Unusual Takes on IndiaEd by Kai Friese Penguin Price: Rs 250The head honcho at Penguin India confessed to me a couple of years ago that it was house policy not to publish any material that had already seen the light of day in a newspaper, book or magazine. The,Elsewhere: Unusual Takes on IndiaEd by Kai Friese Penguin Price: Rs 250The head honcho at Penguin India confessed to me a couple of years ago that it was house policy not to publish any material that had already seen the light of day in a newspaper, book or magazine. The arrival of Elsewhere, therefore, gave me a bit of a turn since the 20 essays in it have already appeared in The India Magazine between 1996 and 1998, when Kai Friese was the magazine’s editor.One is relieved that Penguin has had a change of heart on what it ought to publish, else these extraordinary nuggets might never have been blessed with a second coming. The India Magazine silently slipped away into oblivion some years ago, not obviously for the material it printed.In his introduction, Friese asserts his sole responsibility lay in providing the current publishers with what he thought was the best writing of his editorial stint with the magazine. He has chosen shrewdly. Much is written about inscrutable India and the nightmare of attempting to pigeonhole its diversity into neat subheads.These authors have their quills unerringly on the pulse of the country and can fathom “the grain of daily life, its pleasures and perils”. “The House on Debendra Ghose Road” is a fine chronicle of a few hours spent through “the arena of privileged domesticity and sexuality” within an ancient and venerable mansion, in the company of three elderly gentlemen on a hot April morning.Mobile mobility: The book captures the many dynamics of IndiaAmit Chaudhuri is a master of language and at moments quite surpasses Charles Lamb, whom he undoubtedly read at Balliol. An Englishman is found with his throat slit in a hotel in Goa. The author is given the task by the victim’s policemanbrother of bringing the culprits to book.In a riveting expose, Bishakha Datta converts subtly from sniffing bloodhound to rationalist patriot, indifferent in the end to “The Death of a Tourist”, since “all conventional signposts of morality have dissolved into a landscape of greys where there is no right, no wrong, no good, no bad, no truth, no lies”.advertisementBut gore and nostalgia aside, my favourite pieces include Pankaj Mishra’s evocative reportage of Sonia Gandhi’s fumbling foray into politics while campaigning in Goa (“Among the Believers”) where, in the finest traditions of Italian soap opera, “a middle-class woman from near Torino tries to rescue India’s oldest political party from extinction”; and Manjula Padmanabhan’s “Transports of Delight”, where the wicked three-wheeled scooter rickshaw is lyrically immortalised, both in prose and illustration.I reserve the laurel, however, for Anita Roy, who with brevity of space and stiletto sharp wit has portrayed the “nouveau Rajas and their dishevelled, bored, expat Maharani-manqus”, former inhabitants of middle-class Wimbledon who domicile temporarily in diplomatic postings amongst sweaty natives, subsuming their overt racism in “the sweet cloud of white meringue” on the high commissioner’s immaculately manicured lawns.”All Indians are ch—yas,” says a CBI official to the investigative journalist in “Tourist”. Perhaps, but the 20 essays show us up to be a marvellously diverse people, unfazed by poverty and squalor, sporting the will to survive against all odds and overcome in the end. Vive le difference!last_img read more

Best of both worlds for actor Kirti Kulhari

first_imgKirti KulhariPR HandoutActor Kirti Kulhari, who was last seen in two extremely appreciated projects URI: The Surgical Strike and Amazon Prime’s Four More Shorts Please, is one of the very few actors who has projects on both the mediums that is the Feature Films as well as OTT Platforms.Kirti who made her short film debut this year with Maya, also won a Filmfare award for best actress in the short film category.Kirti Kulhari recently wrapped the shoot of Netflix’s Bard of Blood in Rajasthan, and she also started filming for another untitled film where she will be seen playing a musician. Apart from this she has a big release-Mission Mangal this independence day and also a few more interesting projects that are yet to be announced.Kirti says, “For me content is the king. I sign up to the projects that I feel have great content and thus length of the role doesn’t bother me. I am blessed that I got to be a part of some such amazing projects and I hope audiences like my upcoming projects as well.”last_img read more

JS 20th session begins Sunday

first_imgThe 20th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin tomorrow, Sunday.President Abdul Hamid has convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of the constitution, according to the parliament secretariat.The House will go into session at 5:00pm on the day.Earlier, the nineteenth session, the first session of 2018, of the 10th parliament was prorogued on 28 February unanimously adopting the thanksgiving motion for the president’s speech and passing 15 bills.last_img

Pope changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

first_imgPope Francis (R) and Vicar General of Rome, Archpriest of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Angelo de Donatis pray during the Conference of the Diocese of Rome at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran (San Giovanni in Laterano) on 9 May, 2019 in Rome. Photo: AFPPope Francis on Thursday passed a landmark new measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, in a move which could bring countless new cases to light.Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for the reporting of abuse, under a new law published by the Vatican following a global clerical paedophilia scandal.But the requirement will not apply to secrets revealed to priests in the confessional.It is time to learn from the “bitter lessons of the past”, Francis said in the text of the legal decree, which comes into effect on 1 June.It follows a series of clerical assault cases in countries ranging from Australia to Chile, Germany and the US.The “Motu Proprio”, a legal document issued under the pope’s personal authority, declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse, or suspects it, is “obliged to report (it) promptly” to the Church, using “easily accessible systems”.Under the new measure, every diocese around the world is obliged by June 2020 to create a system for the reporting of sexual abuse by clerics, the use of child pornography and cover-ups of abuse.The law could see the Vatican inundated with reports of abuse or cover-ups, as it applies retroactively, meaning those who know about old cases are obliged to flag them up as well.- ‘Bring predators to justice’ -The impact “likely will be felt most intensely outside the West, since places such as the US, Canada and some parts of Western Europe (though, ironically, not the pope’s backyard in Italy), already have fairly robust reporting systems,” said Vatican expert John Allen, on the online religious newspaper Crux Now.The law only applies within the Church and has no force to oblige individuals to report abuse to civil authorities.”The Motu Proprio shows Pope Francis expects swift and comprehensive progress,” commented Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Bishops’ Conference in the United States, where thousands have people have reported abuse.It will “empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold,” he said.The document focuses particularly on the sexual or psychological abuse of children and vulnerable adults, but also targets sexual abuse and violence resulting from an abuse of authority — such as the exploitation of nuns by priests.Pope Francis admitting publicly in February that priests have used nuns as “sexual slaves” — and may still be doing so.- ‘Exhaustive in scope’ -“The new norms… are exhaustive in scope, applying in some way to every ordained or vowed member of the 1.3 billion-person church,” Vatican watcher Joshua McElwee wrote in the National Catholic Reporter.That raises the question as to how realistic it is for the Vatican to promise a response to reports within 30 days, particularly considering there are scores of cases currently backlogged, Allen said.Victims’ groups have long called for Francis to put in place concrete measures to tackle clerical child abuse, but they want more, including the immediate dismissal of any cleric found guilty of even a single act of abuse, or of covering it up.They also want all abusers or suspected abusers to be reported to police, and any abuse-related files handed over to them.Some have called for priests who hear of abuse during confessions to be forced to report it. The new law stops short of that.Catholics believe that within the confessional the penitent is talking to God, and everything in the confession is secret. A priest who reveals such secrets is automatically expelled from the Church.last_img read more