PK man gets 23 years for raping 6-year-old boy

first_imgA 45-year-old man, who was in July found guilty by a 12-member jury for sodomising a six-year-old boy, was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment on Thursday.Leonard AlbertLeonard Albert, a cook of Port Kaituma, North West District, Region 1 (Barima-Waini), was given the sentence by Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall following a probation report.The father of five was presented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay. The charge had stated that on June 09, 2012, Albert engaged in sexual penetration with the 6-year-old victim.The probation report stated that victim felt ashamed and betrayed and is angry at himself for allowing Albert to touch him. He further stated that he wants Albert to be jailed.State Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy during her address to the court asked for the sentence to be imposed considering the circumstances of the case.“Children are vulnerable in society and should be protected,” Prosecutor Hardy told the court.Probation Officer Collis Jacob, who is attached to the Port Kaituma Welfare Office, told the court that Albert was described as a humble person in his village. Jacob further indicated that a recent report was made against Albert by a woman who alleged that he had molested her son.He noted that the matter is currently under investigation.The Probation Officer further explained that Albert strongly denies committing the act, but stated that God is on his side and he is only worried about the $12M loan he has to repay for his home.The Judge started her sentencing at a base of 25 years and subtracted two years based on the plea of mitigation. He will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years.The Judge also ordered that Albert is exposed to educational classes while being incarcerated.last_img read more

Blizzards break out record times at Cactus

first_imgPhoto – Gary Hilderman riding on a fast night at the Cactus Circuit.  Submitted photo. -Sunday Cecil lake road race at 7 pm from the ‘Gravel Pit’www.ferrisfastcycles.com It was a Cactus showdown with record fast times, Wednesday night.All the fast off roaders were there under ideal conditions. Four time Club mountain bike champ Pat Ferris came out on top with a record busting time of 22:59 minutes. Richard Howes was second at 23:41 and Gary Hilderman third at 23:57. All three times beat the existing course record of 24:31 set last week.- Advertisement -2009 Champ Trevor McDonnell was 4th at 25:05, George Gamble 25:57, Adam Currie 33:34, Ken Nix 39:35 and Larry Joice 42:13. ‘LT’ McDonnell did 3:38 minutes for the little loop.Thanks Ryan for timing!Coming up-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm.Advertisementlast_img read more

CSTC preps for August’s month of activities

first_imgGuyanese race walkers will join their counterparts from the Caribbean and Suriname to compete for honours when the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club (CSTC) stage its 14th Race Walk Month of Activities during August under the theme, “Race-Walking in a Modern and Safe Guyana”.CSTC Coordinator Jennifer Major said that this year’s activities would be bigger and better, with more events being held in all 10 Regions of the country.Activities planned for the month-long programme will include the Club’s annual Juniors Race Walk Camp, Race Walk Workshops and exhibitions as well as an Award Ceremony.Major believes race walking can become one of the major sports in Guyana with a little more support and assistance.Locally, the sport is way down the list of prominent sport disciplines, but has a remarkable record of success over the past 10 years.According to the CSTC Coordinator, the sport is not only a healthy one but a virtual necessity, because, as we grow older, we tend to become less active and need some periods of exercise.She expressed that the CSTC stood ready and committed to push the sport to become a major part of the sporting landscape.Pre-Emancipation RaceThe cream of the country’s race-walkers in all categories will be in action on Sunday, July 29 as the CSTC wraps up its events for this month.The CSTC will stage its 10k Pre-Emancipation Day Race around the outer circuit of the East Ruimveldt Community Centre from 06:30h.Several of the country’s top walkers and a host of newcomers are expected to participate in the event.Trophies, medals and other lucrative prizes will be at stake in the male and female seniors, juniors, veterans and differently- abled categories.Interested participants must be at the starting line at 06:00h.last_img read more

Klitschko makes fast title defense

first_img“I was surprised he got back up, but he wasn’t clear in the head,” Klitschko said. “I was motivated by the talk from Austin and his promoter, Don King, before the fight.” Klitschko improved to 48-3 with his 43rd knockout in the mandatory defense. Austin fell to 24-4 with four draws and 16 knockouts. Neither Austin nor King, both of whom had called Klitschko heartless before the bout, showed up at the post-fight press conference. Klitschko established himself among the best of the heavyweight division with wins over Samuel Peter of Nigeria, Chris Byrd and Calvin Brock. Both fighters were listed at 6-foot-6 and 246 pounds, with Austin’s camp hoping another big heavyweight would trouble Klitschko, but Austin didn’t land a meaningful blow in the first round. Klitschko measured Austin with his left hand until he caught him on the ropes. The Ukrainian snapped Austin’s head sideways with the first left hook, and then followed with a series of hooks. Some missed as the American fell to the canvas. Klitschko never used his right hand that was responsible for most of his knockouts and earned him the nickname Dr. Steelhammer. MANNHEIM, Germany – Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title Saturday night by dropping Ray Austin with a flurry of left hooks and stopping the American challenger in the second round. The Ukrainian knocked down Austin 87 seconds into the round with at least three left hooks. The American got to his feet but referee Eddie Cotton stopped the fight. center_img “What you saw today, you’re going to more of the future – Wladimir is developing new punches, besides the right and the jab,” trainer Emanuel Steward said. The crowd of 15,000 roared for Klitschko went he walked in, then jeered a fight that featured just a handful of punches. Austin had been stopped just once before in his four losses, in the ninth round, by Attila Levin in July 2001. It also was his last loss. The 30-year-old Klitschko won the title in April by stopping Bird in the seventh. 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

Eye, eye! Bayern star Lewandowski sports a shiner

first_imgLewandowski started Saturday’s home match at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach on the bench with one eye on Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final at Bayer Leverkusen.Bayern are chasing a repeat of their 2013 treble having drawn holders Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.The Bavarians secured a sixth straight German league title last weekend with a 4-1 win at Augsburg.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eye on the game: Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski sits on the bench sporting a black eye during the Bundesliga match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday © dpa/AFP / Matthias BalkBERLIN, Germany, Apr 14 – Robert Lewandowski was a colourful sight on Bayern Munich’s bench on Saturday, sporting a black eye which he received in a bruising Champions League clash.The Poland striker got the shiner in Wednesday’s goalless draw at home to Sevilla.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: TOMMY LOGUE COMES OUT ON TOP AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_img1st Tommy Logue (12) 28pts2nd Charlie McVeigh (13) 23pts 16-281st Tony  Finn (16) 25pts2nd P.Devlin (17) 23ptsCSS: N/Q The Old Links0-151st Liam McLaughlin (9) 35pts2nd Robert McCool (15) 34pts16-281st John McGeoghegan (20) 36pts 2nd Nicky McCusker (18) 36ptsCSS: N/QSaturday Open 2nd January 20161st P.Deeney (25) 41pts 2nd Ryan Doherty (5) 41pts3rd Denis McLaughlin (13) 41pts4th Paul McLaughlin (7) 41ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (1) 35ptsCSS: N/QOpen Competition 1st January 20161st Ryan Doherty (5) 37pts2nd Marc Desmond (10) 35pts3rd Eamonn O’Donnell (20) 35ptsCSS: N/QTuesday Open 29th December 20151st Ryan Doherty (5) 39pts2nd Jimmy Clancy (12) 36pts3rd Des Kemmy (5) 33ptsCSS: N/QMonday Open 28th December 20151st Kevin Connelly (6) 37pts2nd David McLaughlin (13) 33pts3rd Jayson McIntyre (4) 32ptsCSS: N/QSunday Confined 27th December 20151st John Grant (12) 45pts2nd Cecil Doherty (6) 40pts3rd Kevin Downey (9) 39pts4th Ryan Doherty (5) 37ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (1) 34ptsCSS: N/QSaturday 26th December 2015 Open competition1st Cormac McKeone (4) 38pts2nd Marc Desmond (10) 37pts3rd Noel Quigley (7) 37pts4th Liam Doherty(W) (8) 37ptsGross: Cormac McGeady (4) 31ptsCSS: N/QLadies:27th December 2015 Confined 9 Holes0-181st Yvonne McGonigle 16pts2nd Mary McGeoghegan 15pts OBOT19-281st Anna Doherty 19pts2nd Sadie Grant(N) 18pts29-361st Marian McConologue 16pts2nd Maire Mathews 15ptsForthcoming Events & FixturesFriday 8th January 2016 Open Competition on The Old LinksSaturday 9th January 2016 Open Competition on Glashedy LinksSunday 10th January 2016 Members Confined on The Old LinksGOLF NEWS: TOMMY LOGUE COMES OUT ON TOP AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: January 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more

Late Rally Comes Up Short In Women’s Basketball’s 79-73 Loss To UNI

first_img Photo Gallery (BC) Photo Gallery Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – A late rally from 14 points down and a career day from freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) wasn’t enough for the Drake women’s basketball team to overcome in a 79-73 loss to the UNI Panthers Sunday afternoon at the Knapp Center. Drake (12-5, 5-2 MVC) was led by Rhine who equaled her career high with 22 points to go with a career-best 15 rebounds to record her third career double-double. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) finished with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and handed out five assists. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) added 12 points. UNI (11-7, 6-1 MVC) had five players tally double figures paced by junior Madison Weekly who had a game-high 25 points behind six three-pointers. Amber Sorenson had 12 points while Stephanie Davison scored 15 points. “UNI showed their senior experience today,” said Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “They came out with a lot of great energy and to have five people in double figures is a great basketball game. They made a run in the second and third and it took us a little bit to answer.  We started to come back with our own run but just needed to sustain it a little more.” The Panthers, who led by 14 points after a Weekly three with 5:21 left in the third quarter, had to hold off a resilient Bulldogs squad that slowly chipped away at the deficit getting it first to just six points at the end of the third. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs couldn’t sustain their momentum as UNI built its lead up to nine points with 6:21 left in the game after Weekly converted a traditional three-point play. However, Drake, who has just one senior on its roster wouldn’t go away against the senior-heavy Panthers team. First the lone senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) answered with a three-pointer and after a short jumper from UNI senior Jen Keitel, the Bulldogs ripped off a 9-0 scoring run capped by Rhine’s elbow jumper with 1:38 left in the game that briefly gave Drake the lead at 71-70. It was Drake’s first lead since early in the second quarter. “We’ve talked about this since day one, you were going to see the biggest growth in her game as the season continued,” said Baranczyk of her outstanding freshman that has already claimed two MVC Newcomer of the Week awards in her first season. “She adds a great element for us and without having Becca Jonas she’s gotten a lot of experience, and you can’t teach experience.” Rhine’s shot would be the Bulldogs’ final lead as Sorenson scored five straight points, the first three from behind the arc with 1:12 to go and later the final two came after a Drake turnover on a layup with just 28 seconds left in the game. Drake wasn’t able to get closer than four points the rest of the way as the Panthers made their foul shots to win the game.The first two quarters was a back-and-forth contest with eight lead changes and three ties. UNI pulled in front with six second-quarter three-pointers as the Panthers led 46-37 at halftime. Drake heads to the state of Illinois next weekend for games at Bradley on Jan. 29 and at Loyola on Jan. 31. Both games will broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Story Links Preview Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live at Bradley 1/29/2016 – 7:00 PM Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

HISTORY BOYS! FOUR MASTERS U14 HURLERS WIN FIRST TITLE….IN 14 YEARS!

first_imgFOUR MASTERS U14 HURLERSFour Masters Hurlers win County League titleThe Four Masters Under 14 hurling squad secured the first silverware for the club this year by defeating a very strong Setanta side by 4 points on Thursday 29th May at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy.This is the first hurling title won by the Four Masters since 2000. It concluded a fantastic run by the squad throughout the league as they remained unbeaten throughout. Mark Sweeney, Manager of the squad, commented, “we are absolutely delighted with the players, when they went 1-4 down in the first 10 minutes they didn’t panic and showed great character and determination and belief in their abilities and ended the half 4 points up. It really was a nail biting finish and a very hard fought game. I wish to say a big thank you to all the travelling supporters who were there to support the team. The manager and mentors were very impressed with the teams performance throughout the league campaign and are now looking forward to the Championship”.The game ended Four Masters 3 – 10 Setanta 3 – 06The Under 14 squad has also been entered in the Feile na nGale 2014 which is being hosted by Ulster GAA on 20th to 22nd June. The team will be playing the Wolf Tones team from Edwardstown, Co. Longford, the St Enda’s, team from Omagh Co Tyrone, and the Barrow Rangers from Kilkenny in the qualifying rounds with the finals scheduled to be played in Omagh and Garvaghy on Sunday 22nd June.To get involved with the squad contact Mark Sweeney, 086 810 7678.  HISTORY BOYS! FOUR MASTERS U14 HURLERS WIN FIRST TITLE….IN 14 YEARS! was last modified: June 2nd, 2014 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:county titlefour mastersU14 hurlerslast_img read more

Forage shortage: Considering early weaning

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Garth Ruff, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, Henry CountyLow hay inventory this past winter combined with poor pasture stands due to excessive moisture have led to a greater proportion of thin beef cows both across the countryside and on the cull market. As we evaluate the toll that this past winter took on forage stands, especially alfalfa, hay is projected to be in short supply as we proceed into next winter as well.For a beef cow to be efficient and profitable, we must meet her nutritional requirements for maintenance in addition to those for reproduction and lactation. As a reminder, the hierarchy of nutrient use is as follows: maintenance, development, growth, lactation, reproduction, and fattening. This applies to all nutrient categories, not just to energy alone. As we conclude calving season, we are entering the most challenging time in production cycle when it comes to providing adequate nutrition. If the cow does not intake enough nutrients and is in suboptimal body condition at calving (BCS < 5), reproduction is the first to fail. With that in mind, one strategy available to minimize body condition and reproductive losses when forage is in short supply is to early wean calves.Early weaning is certainly not a new concept and is one that is often employed when forage availability is scarce. By shortening lactation and weaning calves earlier, a cow’s nutrient need above that of maintenance is greatly reduced. Keep in mind that we still need to provide enough nutrition to sustain the mechanisms of reproduction, estrus, implantation, and gestation.Many universities have researched the pros and cons of early weaning from a herd and systems-based management approach. Taking a deep dive into the archives of the Ohio Beef Letter, I found these “10 reasons to wean Calves at 205 days” written by Tom Turner in 1999. While these reasons are a bit tongue in cheek, there are also some good take home messages regarding herd management.Number 10: Calves that are weaned later in life are less likely to grade “choice” thus, being more attractive to the “high yield” type markets.Number 9: Seven month weaning instead weaning at 3 to 4 months keeps the stocking rates of pastures down, thus eliminating the need for carrying more cows.Number 8: Weaning at 7 months allows the calf to be hungry due to declining milk production by mamma, thus encouraging calves to consume more creep feed.Number 7: Weaning later will reduce early calf growth, thus allowing for more “compensatory” gain in the feedlot.Number 6: Weaning later keeps cows thinner and able to slip through gates and fences easier.Number 5: Later weaned calves will weigh less and as a result can be marketed later with everyone else’s calves.Number 4: Later weaned calves will weigh less and thus, should command more cents per pound than their heavier contemporaries.Number 3: Later weaned calves can be creep fed to boost weaning weights. Since the feed conversion of creep feed is not very good, later weaning utilizes more cheap Ohio corn.Number 2: Later weaning allows open cows to be culled in the fall with everyone else’s open cows.Number 1: Lactating cows require as much as 2/3 more feed than dry, gestating cows — weaning at 205 days will eliminate any abundance of hay.To elaborate further, physiologically at around seven months of age (traditional weaning), we are weaning the calf at a point when its passive immunity acquired via colostrum is at its lowest and active immunity is beginning to ramp up. Therefore, from a health standpoint we are increasing the risk of stress induced illness when weaning calves at “traditional” age.Furthermore, by feeding calves on a higher plane of nutrition earlier in life higher we can accelerate their growth curve. This early growth and energy intake contributes to heavier carcass weights and higher quality grade potential, increasing the value of the calf’s carcass.Can you manage lighter weight calves? In order to be successful in an early weaning system, economics, facilities, and labor need to be considered. Early weaning may not be for everyone, but it can be a useful tool particularly when feed stocks and forage are limited.last_img read more

Maharashtra reels under drought as reservoirs dry up

first_imgEven as the water situation steadily worsens in the arid Marathwada region, districts in the ‘water-abundant’ western Maharashtra, too, are feeling the impact of the drought stalking the State.Soaring mercury levels have resulted in the rapid depletion of water stocks in the 22 reservoirs which are part of the Bhima River basin in western Maharashtra and are the potable water lifelines of Pune and the township of Pimpri-Chinchwad.Zero storageAt least five of these reservoirs including Dimbhe and Temghar have zero storage now, while the total water stocks in seven other reservoirs was less than 10% of their capacity. The remaining 10 had a collective reserve stock of a little over 20% of their cumulative storage capacity.While Pune’s Guardian Minister Girish Bapat announced that Pune city would not face water cuts, sources in the Water Resources Department said reservoirs in the Pune region had barely 18% live water stock available as on May 6, compared to 38% at the same time last year.Pimpri-Chinchwad is also going dry, with water levels of the Pavana reservoir – the township’s lifeline – rapidly declining. The Pavana reservoir water stock which stood at 31% of its capacity at the beginning of the month has now been reduced to 26%.Water in the township is already being rationed with Pimpri-Chinchwad receiving water only on alternate days.Authorities informed that more than 750 tankers were deployed to provide relief to the worst-afflicted districts in the Pune division, of which Solapur, Mangalwedha, Satara and Maan among others were the worst-hit areas.As opposed to Pune district, the water situation was far worse in neighbouring Satara and Solapur districts.The Ujjani dam, the lifeline of Solapur, currently has a water level of -34.98% (dead water stock).On Sunday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar toured villages in Maan taluk, ticking-off the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for its inadequate arrangements to combat drought.“Merely holding conference calls over phone with secretaries and other officials and taking a review will not help to provide relief to the drought-afflicted public. It is important to know the precise condition of the livestock, their owners, the fodder camps, the crops and these can only be ascertained by field visits,” said Mr. Pawar, in a strong rebuke to Mr. Fadnavis.He further pointed out that the aid of Rs. 90 per animal announced by the government was insufficient to tide the farmer in this hour of crisis as fodder and water were expensive and scarce.“The per animal monetary aid for fodder must be raised to Rs. 120. Furthermore, while the government may have arranged for tankers, water-supply through them was highly irregular at best,” Mr. Pawar said.The NCP chief said that people had complained to him during his visit that the potable water they received was of poor quality and often contaminated.“I am least interested in indulging in politics at this hour. But I urge the government to ensure that these problems are rapidly remedied and that employment opportunities be immediately created to prevent the increased migration of the rural populace,” Mr. Pawar said, urging the government to take responsibility for combating the crisis.Meanwhile, in Marathwada, despite the relief packages announced by the government, the scenario on ground remains grim as ever.Residents in pockets of Parli town in Beed district – the bastion of the Munde clan – are on a hunger strike in front of the Parli Municipal Council protesting against the acute water shortage.The groundwater table has plummeted sharply in several villages in Beed district as in other parts of rural Marathwada. In Jalna, irate residents staged a ‘rasta roko’ (roadblock) on Saturday protesting against the alleged mismanagement and theft of precious water resources.According to reports, the desperation of the people of Halsi village in Latur’s Nilanga taluk turned to bitter rage directed at their local representatives as they assaulted the village sarpanch (headman).The villagers had collected money to dig up three wells. But the headman, citing model code of conduct, refused to implement it causing the restive citizens to physically manhandle him.last_img read more