Evidence continues in Donegal sexual assault case

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Evidence continues in Donegal sexual assault case Google+ WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img Previous articleFG fail in bid to amend Fisheries legislationNext articleYoung At Heart Night May 2010 News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A teenager has told a Central Criminal Court jury that she fell asleep while babysitting, to wake up finding the father of the girl she was minding standing naked at the side of the bed.The 44-year-old Donegal man, who can not be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexually assaulting three 13-year-old girls on separate dates between February 2006 and January 2007.The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women.The second of three complainants, who is now aged 18, told prosecuting cousel John O Kelly, that on a night on 2006, when the accused was celebrating a birthday in a local pub, she stayed overnight to mind his daughter.She said the accused man and his partner went out at about 930pm and she stayed watching TV with his daughter until they returned at 330 in the morning. She said everyone then went upstairs to bed.The girl said that she and the mans daughter quickly fell asleep in the same double bed. She said she awoke to find something touching her hand and when she opened her eyes she saw the accused standing naked by the side of the bed.She said the man put her hand on his crotch, she then jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom. She said the accused then told her to go back to bed, and she went back to the daughter’s room, where she stayed awake until she heard the accused go to his own bedroom. Pinterest By News Highland – May 13, 2010 Pinterestlast_img read more

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Announce Summer Tour

first_imgBruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will embark on a summer tour through part of the East Coast and Midwest in June and July before wrapping things up with a few shows in Colorado in August. The group will be supported by The Wood Brothers and Los Lobos at a few of their upcoming stops.Hornsby’s summer run will kick off a couple of weeks after he wraps up a five-show stint at City Winery locations in Nashville and New York City. The keyboardist, who is–among other things—known for his late ’80s and early ’90s collaborations with the Grateful Dead, will also play a pair of solo gigs in March.As previously reported, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers’ summer tour includes a stop at the Telluride Jazz Festival, where they will join a bill that includes Irma Thomas, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and more.Pre-sale tickets for Hornsby’s new tour dates will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, March 21st.Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Tour Dates:May 23rd – City Winery – Nashville, TNMay 24th – City Winery – Nashville, TNMay 26th – City Winery – New York, NYMay 27th – City Winery – New York, NYMay 28th – City Winery – New York, NYJune 15th – Meadows Casino – Washington, PAJune 18th – bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center) – Englewood, NJJune 19th – ArtsPark Amphitheater – Lewiston, NY #June 22nd – Funhouse Fest – Williamsburg, VAJune 24h – Lime Kiln Theatre – Lexington ,VAJune 26th – Pisgah Brewing Company – Black Mountain, NCJune 27th – Gaillard Center – Charleston, SC #June 29th – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA #June 20th – The Freeman Stage – Ocean View, DE #July 7th – Music By The Lake – Williams Bay, WIJuly 14th – Knight Theater – Charlotte, NCJuly 16th – Mayo Performing Arts Center – MPAC – Morristown, NJJuly 18th – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH %July 19th – State Theatre – Portland, ME %July 20th – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts – Burlington, VT %July 21st – Indian Ranch – Webster, MA %August 3rd – 5th – Telluride Jazz Festival – Telluride, COAugust 4th Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellvue, COAugust 8th – Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver, CO# – w/ The Wood Brothers% – w/ Los LobosView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

University announces parking changes, Eddy Street expansions at town hall meetings

first_imgWith the opening of Campus Crossroads, Jenkins Hall and Nanovic Hall scheduled for later this year, the Notre Dame campus is undergoing large-scale changes. However, the expansion of the University continues beyond even these projects.Lindsay Meyers | The Observer Throughout the week of Feb. 20, executive vice president John Affleck-Graves discussed various University issues and projects at a series of town halls.In a town hall addressing the human resources department Tuesday in McCourtney Hall, Affleck-Graves began by addressing one of the areas of greatest faculty and student concern: parking.Affleck-Graves said that there will be three major upcoming changes to parking — a new shuttle service, a parking garage and a paved lot on the current site of O’Hara-Grace graduate-student housing.These recommendations came from a parking committee assembled by Affleck-Graves, who said he wanted to preserve the University’s atmosphere while still expanding parking.“The whole idea here is that we want this to be a pedestrian campus,” he said. “ At the same time, we all work here, and we want to be able to get to our buildings, and the weather isn’t always great.”One of the central elements to expanding parking, yet maintaining a pedestrian atmosphere, is a shuttle service, he said. “The basics of what they want from the shuttle service are no more than a 10-minute wait during peak time and no more than a 15-minute wait at other times,” Affleck-Graves said. “We’re going to put technology up so that you are at least able to see where the shuttles are. So you can sit in your office and see when you wanted to go down.”The second major parking project the University hopes to undertake is the construction of a self-funded parking garage near Legends, Affleck-Graves said.Finally, Affleck-Graves said a temporary lot will be built on the east side of the University.“In the next year or so, we’re scheduled to take down O’Hara-Grace, so they asked that when we take that down, we convert it into a parking lot,” he said. “When that comes down, we will pave it, and it will become a surface parking lot, but the long-term plan for the University has that scheduled for a research building sometime in the future.”The second major project the University is undertaking is the expansion of Eddy Street Commons from its current end at St Vincent Street to Howard Street. The project is scheduled to take 12 to 18 months. This area will include retail and apartment spaces, with one of the key innovations being a new “flex space” on the first block of expansion.“The rents in Eddy Street are very high, so there is a way to make a lower price point for young entrepreneurs or people who want to start a business, and that’s what the flex space is,” Affleck-Graves said. “There’s a big window in the front that can be used for a store … it’s a kind of mixed apartment-business thing.”Affleck-Graves said the second block of expansion will also include a revamped Robinson Community Learning Center, a grocery store and graduate-student housing to coincide with the demolition of the O’Hara-Grace residences.“The next block down will be pretty much a mirror image, except the first level will be apartments, not businesses,” he said. “We’re hoping at least one of those, in the southernmost block, will be a graduate housing complex.”Affleck-Graves also touched on plans to open up Campus Crossroads briefly to the public during Welcome Weekend 2017. “We’re opening it up to the whole community,” Affleck-Graves said. “In a sense, it’s a dry run. The idea is, open it softly … test the video board, test the seating.”At the Athletics town hall on Thursday, athletic director Jack Swarbrick and University President Fr. John Jenkins discussed inclusion and specific goals for the athletic department and the University as a whole.Swarbrick spoke on Jenkins’ recently deceased mother and how she acted as a model for inclusion.“[The Jenkins home] was the place where friends and strangers and, it seems like, half of Omaha gathered. It was in a very natural way a place of inclusion — a place where everyone was welcome,” he said. “That’s the essence of the mission of inclusion and building diversity, and I think it exists best when it exists naturally in the lessons of someone like Helen Jenkins.”Jenkins then outlined his three major goals for the athletic department.“The first thing is integrity,” he said. “That’s absolutely critical for everyone at the University, but because athletics is so prominent, it’s critical. What I mean by that is, compliance with NCAA regulation and other regulations, but also to act in a way that you can be proud of and Notre Dame can be proud of you.“Second, we’re about these kids, our students … and help[ing] them grow as people — educationally, morally, spiritually — and grow into responsible adults,” he said.Jenkins’ concluding goal for the department was to win championships. Jenkins said these three goals must all be achieved and none left out in the pursuit of excellence.“If we do the third and not the first two, we’re not Notre Dame,” he said.The University will hold one more town hall Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Washington Hall.Tags: athletics, Campus Crossroads, Construction, development, Eddy Street, town halllast_img read more

Limp Bizkit To Rock The Paramount in Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York On Monday, October 6, Long Islanders will get a rare chance to get all up-close-and-personal with one of the most controversial, listened to, and perhaps even slammed, acts of the late ’90s.Yes, nu/rap-metal stalwarts Limp Bizkit is coming to The Paramount in Huntington. In the immortal words of Antoine Dobson: “Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your husband!” y’all!Limp Bizkit is singer Fred Durst, bassist Sam Rivers, drummer John Otto and guitarist/scary-as-hell-horror-freak Wes Borland, who’s as infamous for his six- and seven-string sonic experimentations as his shockingly ghoulish, otherworldly onstage appearances. Also the lead singer in industrial rock outfit Black Light Burns, Borland has gigged with Limp Bizkit in full body paint as a skeleton, burnt match, donned Kung-Fu and bunny costumes as well as an assortment of demonic-looking creatures.Click here to learn about more concerts and events taking place at venues across Long Island in The Island Ear!The band mashes dark, heavy riffs with Durst’s spitfire, often pissed-off lyrics, cemented together by Borland’s non-traditional playing, with punctuations of odd noises and sounds from DJ Lethal. Otto supplies a seemingly never-ending barrage on the skins which somehow crosses several genres—from funk and jazz to hardcore—complementing Rivers’ ever-changing-along drops and grounds.As LB lore goes, Durst named the band Limp Bizkit because he allegedly wanted a name that would piss off listeners. Not sure if it’s just the name that angers people, but he sure accomplished his mission: The band has seemingly been plagued by haters, critics and hecklers from its beginning, though Durst and co. don’t seem to mind. In fact, they are known to egg on and play off that stuff in attempts to turn it around, or just show how much they don’t give a crap about it.They’ve been known to take the stage sticking up their middle fingers at the audience. They’ve appeared onstage with a giant toilet bowl, emerging from its inner sanctums and flushing life-size cardboard cutouts of other band members. Durst even got pied in the face during a 2002 visit to a Portland Guitar Center. Ouch!In some circles, they’ve also garnered the unfortunate branding as “Danny Ponces,” “White Caps” and/or, as Press music critic Zack Tirana explains, just simply “Toolbags.”Limp Bizkit has the accolades and the miles and the stories and the hits to show for their conquest of the late ’90s airwaves, though, regardless. They’ve sold more than 40 million records worldwide. They’ve been nominated for three Grammy Awards. After their 1994 formation and domination of the Jacksonville, Fla. underground music scene and signing with Interscope subsidiary Flip Records, they dropped 1997’s Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$.It was 1999’s Significant Other and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water the following year, however, that catapulted them to the top of the charts. Significant Other, fueled by the catchy, anti-love anthem “Nookie” and the live staple “Break Stuff,” rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.Yes, this band was huge.Limp Bizkit’s most notoriously known performance may be its spot at 1999’s Woodstock, which saw its Danny Ponce audience members—among a sea of more than 200,000—commit various acts of destruction and violence, including tearing down plywood walls during their performance of “Break Stuff.” The gig was also notorious for sexual assaults which took place. (That Woodstock, which followed 1994’s, is perhaps forever known for the violence, sexual attacks, fires and random acts of vandalism and destruction; more perhaps in a future post.)Will Limp Bizkler get all those in attendance at The ’Mountler up on their feet, moving to the beat, singing along? Most definitely!Will Limp Bizkit incite some Dannies to uncontrollable levels? I sure hope not!Will someone from the crowd pie Fred Durst in the face!? Only one way to find out!Regardless, this is sure to be a killer gig, replete with memorable songs that will undoubtedly harken old-school fans back to those immortal days in rock, and possibly even help convert a whole new generation of Limp Bizkit followers.Just please don’t “Break Stuff,” boys. Pretty please.The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com With Special Guests Machine Gun Kelly & Blvck Ceiling. $34.50-$59.50. 7 p.m. October 6last_img read more

Yorkshire’s Dawn Stacey is the North Steward of the Year

first_img6 Nov 2012 Yorkshire’s Dawn Stacey is the North Steward of the Year Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, near Rotherham in Yorkshire, has been named the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s North region. The competition, now in its sixth year, is run jointly by Fuller’s and England Golf and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. Dawn swapped life in the retail trade for the role of steward 13 years ago and she’s so successful at Wath that other clubs have tried to poach her after experiencing society days! She uses only local produce in the food she cooks and the members boast that she keeps the best pint. Dawn regularly has to fit in extra sittings for Sunday dinners, as well as juggling private functions such as weddings and christenings, while also putting on themed nights for her members. Her attitude is that everyone is important and, the judges noted: “She’s clearly an integral cog in Wath Golf Club’s wheel.”  Her members clearly appreciate her and were keen to praise her dedication and commitment to the judges.   Dawn, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chairman Nigel Evans and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. This was the first time that all four regional winners had been women. The other three were: Midlands region and overall winner Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire; South West region winner Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon; South East region winner Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk. The 2012 Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year competition attracted hundreds of nominations from club members, visitors and golf club managers.  These were read and reviewed by representatives of  England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2011 Steward of the Year, Scott Parker from Buckingham Golf Club, and were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards: three from each region. The shortlisted stewards were all visited personally by England Golf and Fuller’s representatives who experienced firsthand the exceptional service they provide. The regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Fuller’s London Pride North Steward of the Year, Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, Yorkshire, receives her award from (left) Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager and Nigel Evans, chairman of England Golf. Credit: © Professional Imageslast_img read more

Ricky Williams talks about career, new position

first_imgRICKY WILLIAMSFootball enigma Ricky Williams will be making a return to the gridiron for the 2013 season….sort of.This fall he will be joining the Longhorn Network as a pre-game analyst for The Longhorn Network and he will be working as a part-time coach at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.“I’m excited to be an analyst. It’s good to talk about football again,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to it and it’ll be good to be back.”Born Errick Lynne “Ricky” Williams, Jr., the former American football running back played 11 seasons in the NFL and one season in the Canadian Football League after following a stellar college sports career.After he was recruited to the University of Texas, the San Diego native joined the Texas Longhorn football team from 1995 to 1998 and became a two-time All American at the school. The Texas Tornado shattered or tied numerous long-standing records, holds or shares 20 NCAA records, and won the coveted Heisman Trophy.His spectacular accolades in college caught the attention of the National Football League. Williams became the fifth pick in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the-then New Orleans Saints head coach, Western Pennsylvania native, Mike Ditka.Ditka believed so firmly in Williams’ abilities to be able to turn the failing Saint’s franchise around that he traded all of the Saints’ 1999 draft picks to the Washington Red Skins to secure Williams. Later that year, he and Ditka posed on the cover of ESPN The Magazine as a bride and groom.No Limit Sports headed by music mogul Master P a.ka. Percy Miller negotiated Williams’ contract. The document was incentive driven and Williams received an $8 million signing bonus with salary incentives that ranged from $11 million to $68 million if all of the incentives—albeit impossible to reach—were attained. Williams fired  No Limit Sports.Williams managed two 1,000 yard seasons in 2000 and 2001 and in the year 2000 he rushed for 1000 yards and scored nine touchdowns in 10 games. He missed the Saints’ last six games and the playoffs because of an injury. The Saints finished their 2000 regular season with a 10-6 record and won the franchise’s first playoff game against the St. Louis Rams.Williams’ most successful time with the New Orleans Saints came in 2001 when he rushed 1,245 yards and caught 60 passes for 511 rushing yards.Still, it wasn’t enough to resurrect the New Orleans Saints dismal record. Ditka was fired for the Saints’  somber performance.“I was a high-level athlete and I was honored that Ditka picked me. I thought I deserved it and I thought I should have been the first pick,” Williams said.Although he felt blessed to be chosen by the New Orleans Saints, Williams found NFL football a totally different animal than college ball.“At the University of Texas they cared about the players and at the NFL I felt like a piece of meat,” Williams explained. “People worship athletes but they don’t get up to achieve what the athletes achieve on the field.”After spending three years with the Saints, Williams was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2002 for four draft picks, including two first-round draft picks.During his first season with Dolphins, Williams was the league’s leading rusher with 1,853 yards, a First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler. At the end of 2003, Williams tested positive for marijuana use and was slapped with a $650,000 fine and a four-game suspension because he violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Before the start of training camp in 2004, Williams announced his subsequent retirement from professional football. He was ineligible to play for the 2004 season and thus enrolled at the California College of Ayurveda and traveled abroad to such places as India to study the holistic medicine.“I had never practiced yoga before,” explained Williams who became a professional yoga instructor in 2005 and a licensed massage therapist. “With yoga the physical stuff like my shoulder and knee pain disappeared.” The Dolphins finished the 2004 season with a 4-12 record.last_img read more

Bayshore Trail Finally Reopens

first_imgBy Jay Cook |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – After nine months of construction and over $1 million worth of repairs, the 1.25-mile-long Bayshore Trail section of the Henry Hudson Trail officially reopened to the public last week.“I think we accomplished a great thing here,” Atlantic Highlands borough administrator Adam Hubeny said at the ribbon-cutting, as winds whistled in off the Sandy Hook Bay. “We know how many people love this trail and how many people use it.”The Bayshore Trail suffered damage after Hurricane Irene hit the Jersey Shore in 2011, and then was nearly destroyed during Super Storm Sandy’s storm surge a year later. This bayside section of the trail was fortified with precast concrete structures and hundreds of feet of new drainage.Monmouth County paid $700,734 for the repairs, along with Atlantic Highlands’ portion of $356,214. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 80 percent of the bill for both entities.“I don’t want to say that it’s bigger, but it certainly is better,” Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry said of the trail.“And that was the whole focus, so it could sustain hopefully any other onslaught we have.”This article was first published in the Nov. 23-30, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Let the roundball games begin!!!!!

first_imgThe official opening of Nelson Youth Soccer means winter has left for another year.The roundballers from five to 18 have commenced another year on the pitch.Earlier this week the older players took to Lakeside Pitch before the young stars opened season Saturday at Lakeside. The house league season runs from April til the end of June.The unofficial second half begins in September before concluding prior to the October Thanksgiving weekend.The Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament, traditionally held on the Mother’s Day Weekend in May, has been moved to the end of the month — May 26-27.Next rep tournament is in Coeur d’ Alene May 12-13.The Kamloops Slurpee Cup is May 19-21.Kootenay Playdowns for the B.C. Provincial B Cup is June 9-10.last_img read more

Thieves left screwdriver in back of door

first_imgGardai in Letterkenny are investigating an attempted break-in to a house in The Gardens in Ballymacool.The attempt was made between 9pm on August 28th and 10.30am on August 29thth last.A screwdriver was left in the back-door lock of the house while the door frame was also interfered with. Gardai in Letterkenny on 074 9167100 would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area at the time.Thieves left screwdriver in back of door was last modified: September 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Live updates: Crabtree TD helps Ravens beat Raiders

first_imgGet live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 10 a.m. as the Raiders look to ride the momentum of last week’s victory when they travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens.The Raiders (2-8) hurt their 2019 draft position by snapping their five-game losing streak in a 23-21 win over Arizona last Sunday, but don’t tell that to Derek Carr.In order to win again, the Raiders will need to figure out a way to slow down … Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more