key prosecution’s documentary evidence the police investigation report heavily relied upon to bring criminal charges against former Executive Protection Service (EPS), deputy director of operation, Darlington George was yesterday rejected by Criminal Court ‘B’ at the Temple of Justice. Judge Karboi Nuta’s decision stemmed from Cllr. Sunifu S. Sheriff, a state lawyer’s confession about their failure to make that evidence available to the defense team, even after the court subpoenaed (ordered) them (state lawyers) to do so.The case has been going on since 2016 with prosecution producing four witnesses, including the victim Esther Glain, without releasing series of documentary evidence to the defense team.It was not clear why the prosecution chose to withhold that particular evidence from the defense team.George and co-defendant James Tamba, assigned with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai were charged with aggravated and simple assault and criminal facilitation in connection with the alleged brutality against a lady, identified as Esther Glain in Barnesville estate area in 2015.The dramatic event occurred yesterday while Sheriffs attempted to take the police investigation report, among other documentary evidence, to the court for their endorsement.It was at that movement that defense lawyer Jonathan T. Massaqoui asked for permission to allow him to have a final look at the prosecution’s evidence.At that stage, Massaqoui discovered the police investigation sheet among the documents and asked the court not to include it among the other evidences.Massaqoui raised the issue and argued that allowing the evidence was prejudicial, because the prosecution has failed to furnish them with that document.Based on that contention, Judge Nuta temporarily stopped the case and subsequently inquired from Sheriffs as to whether or not they have submitted that document to the defense team, which was answered in the negative.The response prompted the judge to reject the evidence, despite prosecution’s plea for two hours to produce the document to Massaqoui which was also denied.Defending his action, Nuta said, on December 16, last year, the court ordered the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP) to make all pieces of evidence in their possession, including the investigative report, to the defense team, which they refused to comply.“Their action is clearly a violation of the court’s order and they were proceeding wrongly in accordance to a criminal proceeding of which they should have furnished every piece of evidence they had gathered to the defense team before the trial,” the criminal court judge explained.“Therefore,” Judge Nuta declared, “prosecution’s plea for two hours to make available the evidence to the defense team is denied.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MONROVIA – Police and Los Angeles County sheriff’s department officials met Thursday regarding their investigation into the death of a young man shot April 29 in downtown Monrovia’s Library Park. Jorge Jose Rostran, 23, of Monrovia, was found shot twice lying on a picnic table in the park in the 100 block of Lime Avenue around 1:47 a.m., said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Hinkle. The shooting happened after a fight believed to have started in the 4th Dimension nightclub in the 300 block of Myrtle Avenue across the street from the park. Rostran died two hours later while undergoing surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. No suspects in the case have yet been identified, Hinkle said. “We’re very hopeful,” said Hinkle, referring to the meeting. “That’s about all I can say at this point.” Detectives from Monrovia did not return calls for this article. The afternoon meeting at the Police Department was scheduled with his partner Detective Elizabeth Smith and Monrovia detectives to discuss new leads and a general game plan, he said. “This is going to take a lot of old-fashioned leg work,” Hinkle said. “Our next steps will come from people we talk to from a list we compiled after the murder.” Any assistance from the public is welcome, he said. Hinkle said sheriff’s detectives were called in to assist the local police as a “matter of resources, time and manpower. “Monrovia has often handled their own homicide investigations without the help of sheriffs,” he said. “They’re outstanding detectives, but in this case their department decided it would be appropriate to seek assistance.” Participants from the Relay for Life event sponsored by the American Cancer Society held that weekend in the park would possibly be among those interviewed in the course of the investigation. A notice on the American Cancer Society’s Web site alerted participants that the organization may be required to a provide a list of their names. Tony Pogosya, 47, owner of Tony’s Shoe Repair at 112 W. Lime St., across from the crime scene, said he’s never seen anything like the murder in his 18 years in business. “I have never heard of anything so stupid,” he said. Pogosya said the area was an active crime scene when he came to work that Sunday morning around 7 a.m. “I felt so bad. I tried to hug the victim’s sister,” he said. “We should try to understand each other and respect each other.” Meantime, Veronica Panuco, 24, Rostran’s live-in girlfriend, said she was struggling to come to terms with the young construction worker’s death. “We lived together with his mother so I’m used to seeing him every day and now he’s gone,” she said in a telephone interview. “I still can’t believe it.” Rostran’s mother is inconsolable, said Panuco. “She isn’t talking to anyone,” she said. “She’s just really mad.” Panuco said she went to Rostran’s viewing Monday at a local mortuary. There will be no funeral, she said. Anyone with information regarding the shooting should call sheriff’s homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500. email@example.com 626-578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Highway 29 is down to a single lane of alternating traffic after a truck caught fire. The blaze happened about 4.5 kilometres away from the Alaska Highway.A call has been placed for more details on the incident. They will be provided should they become available.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Liverpool have lived through enough near misses in 30 years not to take anything for granted in October, but an eight-point lead in the Premier League gives Jurgen Klopp’s men a golden opportunity to end that long wait.The European champions came agonisingly close to fulfilling their title dreams in May, losing out to Manchester City by just one point, despite posting the third-highest points tally in top-flight English football history, with 97. But they bounced back quickly to lift the Champions League in June and have shot out of the traps with eight straight league wins to take a commanding lead.Liverpool have not always shone this season. Their past three league wins have come by a solitary goal, but they have shown the tenacity and hunger to get the job done at the same time as an injury-hit City, going for their third title in a row, have lost their edge.High-flying Leicester’s visit to Anfield on Saturday offered City hope they could cut the five-point gap separating the sides heading into the weekend.Deep into stoppage time, the Foxes seemed set to do the champions a favour with the sides locked at 1-1, until Sadio Mane tumbled in the box and James Milner coolly slotted away a 95th-minute penalty.“They didn’t look for a second like a team who won so many games that they don’t have the desire anymore to win another one,” said Klopp.“It looked like they had never won a game before and I love that fact.”– City feel Laporte loss –Plenty to ponder: Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side beaten 2-0 at home by Wolves on Sunday © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyA day later, City failed to find the same kind of response as Wolves emerged from the Etihad 2-0 victors after soaking up the hosts’ pressure and hitting relentlessly on the counter-attack.City’s defensive problems without the injured Aymeric Laporte were ruthlessly exposed as Wolves missed three glorious first-half chances before finally landing a blow with two Adama Traore goals in the final 10 minutes.Slack defending also cost Pep Guardiola’s men in a 3-2 defeat at newly promoted Norwich last month and the fear for City is that the gap to Liverpool will only grow over the coming months.Defender Laporte will not be back until after the New Year and City may have to act quickly in the transfer market in January after failing to fill the void left by former captain Vincent Kompany’s departure at the end of last season.But two seasons of near-perfection have emboldened Guardiola to believe that anything is still possible.“I know these guys, they can still do it,” said the Catalan coach on Sunday. “We are in October and there’s a long way to go.”The sides still have to face each other twice, offering City the chance to eat into that gap.Their clash at Anfield next month is increasingly looking like a must-win for the champions, but even Guardiola has failed to win in his prevous four visits there as City boss and the blue side of Manchester have not won away to Liverpool since 2003.Five times Liverpool have finished second since they last won a top-flight title in 1989/90.Rarely in that time have they ever had a better chance to end the long wait to be crowned champions of England.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)
Accounting Technicians Ireland Courses – September 2014Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work in all levels of finance.They are involved in the day to day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. In a small company they can be the only qualified employee looking after the finance function, while in a larger company they may be working as part of a team alongside accountants and administrative staff.Donegal ETB Letterkenny will be running a full time Year 1 course starting in September 2014.The Year 1 subjects include Financial Accounting, Taxation, Management and Law and Ethics.Year 2 subjects include Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Taxation, Management Accounting and Integrated Accounting Systems. Mature applicants over 21 can apply to enter Year 1 on the basis of age and experience rather than educational background.Trainees selected for the Year 1 course will be eligible for training allowances. Trainees are expected to do 2-3 hours home study per day.Course times are 8:30 to 14.00 Monday to Thursday with 12:45 finish on Friday.For Year 1 the only fee to be paid by trainees is the Accounting Technicians Ireland annual registration fee of €170.Please see www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie for 2014-2015 prospectus. To book attendance on information sessions please contact Rory @ 0749560521 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.DONEGAL ETB LAUNCH FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING COURSES FROM NEXT SEPTEMBER was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 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:AccountingDonegal ETBFeaturesFull timenewsNotices
Oakfield Park is a wonderful place to escape with family and friends. This beautiful landscape of parkland, woodlands, lakes and formal gardens has something for all the family, no matter what the weather! One of the best ways to experience the park all summer is with Oakfield Park’s Annual and Gold Passes, but numbers are limited, so here’s a few reasons why you should get your hands on one before it’s too late: 1. A Whole Summer to Ramble The start of the season is the perfect time to purchase an Annual or Gold Pass. You have the whole summer to explore Oakfield Park between now and the end of September, which means those who have already purchased their Annual and Gold Passes, can enjoy the park for the entire season at their leisure.Oakfield Park’s train runs daily. Gold Pass holders get unlimited train rides2. Excellent Value for MoneyThe Oakfield Park Annual and Gold Passes offer unbeatable value for money. They also make the ideal family gift for the outdoor enthusiasts, gardeners, little explorers and train lovers in your life. Give someone you love the gift of a summer of unforgettable memories.Oakfield Park is a magical place for children of all ages3. Escape from Screen Time Escape the TV and screen time trap this summer and bring your children to Oakfield Park. Let their imaginations run wild amid the gardens and parklands. Children can make a wish at Oakfield Park’s Faerie tree, while navigating their way through extensive walks and trails. For Gold Pass holders, the park’s steam train operates daily so you can enjoy unlimited train rides.Oakfield Park is a dog lovers’ paradise and pooches of all sizes are welcome4. Dog Lovers’ ParadiseAnnual or Gold Passes are a brilliant option for dog lovers, who are always on the lookout for beautiful places to walk their dogs. All dogs must be on a lead (and, naturally, owners must clean up after their pets, so the walkways and parklands remain pristine and beautiful for everyone to enjoy).5. Your Pass to Summer….Picnics, parklands and a pass to a summer like no other. Oakfield Park’s Annual and Gold Pass holders will get to explore everything Oakfield Park has to offer this summer, including walled gardens, ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, heritage trees, sculptures and the park’s new hedge maze. The summer awaits, so make sure 2018 is the year you get outdoors and enjoy every minute of our wonderful Donegal landscape. You can purchase an Annual or Gold Pass here. (www.oakfieldpark.com/passes)To mark World Earth Day this Sunday, Oakfield Park has partnered with Dunwiley Nurseries www.dunwileynurseries.com to give away 100 oak trees to the first 100 people in the park on Sunday. Pictured is Damian Egan of Oakfield Park, preparing the oak trees for planting.Sponsored PostGet your Oakfield Park Annual or Gold Pass – before it’s too late! was last modified: April 20th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Oakfield ParkRaphoesummerThings to do
On Thursday 04 October, the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) together with its partners; Department of Basic Education, SanParks, National Arts Council (NAC), National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF); South Africa Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) and Brand South Africa celebrated heritage awareness and education through the Heritage Education School Outreach Programme (HESOP). The top four outstanding schools out of the nine are; George Mbulaleni High School from Limpopo in the first place, followed by a KwaZulu-Natal’s Nsikayethu High School, Selelekela Secondary School from Free State took third place and the fourth place went to Western Cape’s John Ramsay High School. The week-long heritage camp from 01 – 05 October, took place at the ecological and historical Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State, where participants including educators had the leisure of experiencing the natural cultural heritage and beauty of the park through the Brandwag Rock hike as well as a visit to the Basotho Cultural Village. Learners were given a glimpse of the traditions and culture of the Basotho people and were tasked with assignments based on their excursions to present to the judges.Since the beginning of the year, passionate ‘Heritage ambassadors’ have been partaking in the HESOP 2018 assignments through portfolios and went on to be eliminated until provincial eliminations where they were expected to research and prepare for presentations on the given topics. “Through this programme we want to empower more young people with the skills that will them to be citizens that understands our rich and diverse cultural heritage for social cohesion and nation building” says Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa Chief executive of the NHC. Research skills, time management and presentation skills are some of the criteria that a panel of heritage experts assessed from the commencement of the programme.Laptops were awarded to the first prize winners followed by tablets for second and third prize winners and lastly virtual reality headsets for fourth place winners.“I’m optimistic that these young citizens will from this experience, make a positive contribution in society. We appreciate the dedicated and supportive educators that have pledged to walk this journey of heritage education with us,” Mancotywa says.Heritage ambassadors that did not make it to the finals and the ones that were part of the final stage and did not make it to the top four, were urged to encourage their peers to be part of this exciting and adventurous programme. He further added that heritage is a very important resource to forge unity in our country. Mancotywa also encouraged them to use the knowledge and skills that they have acquired from this programme, to be good ambassadors of heritage and love their country. For schools to be part of 2019 Heritage Education School Outreach Programme, email: email@example.com or visit: www.nhc.org.za for more information.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took time out of his busy schedule on Thursday to click a selfie with two little girls from Kendrapara district. In an exemplary display of courage, six-year-old Mamata Dalai saved her sister Asanti from a crocodile that had clamped its jaws around the latter’s leg by beating it with a bamboo stick till it slackened its grip. Mr. Patnaik appreciated their presence of mind and gifted them cycles.
Inaugurating the fourth International Dharma-Dhamma conference on state and social order at Rajgir in Nalanda district of Bihar on Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind said Buddhism was the basis for an early form of globalisation, and of interconnectedness in our continent.The President pointed out that “the timing of this conference is very appropriate” as “we are marking the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership.” “The month of January is a celebration of India-ASEAN relations.” “On India’s Republic Day, leaders from all 10 ASEAN countries will be chief guests at the ceremonial events in New Delhi. And today this conference stands testimony to the abiding friendship and shared values of India and ASEAN – as well as to the spiritual heritage and knowledge that belongs to both the sub-continent and to Southeast Asia,” he said.Mr. Kovind said the conference was “an attempt at enhancing understanding of the common roots and similarities of the diverse traditions of Dharma and Dhamma.” Though known by many names they [Dharma and Dhamma] guide us to the same truth, he said.“They emphasise the many roads, rather than any one road, that lead us to the same desired goal,” said President Kovind. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University Sunaina Singh and a host of dignitaries were present. The conference was organised by the Nalanda University under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs — Asean Indian Dialogue Partnerships and India Foundation. The President also highlighted the abiding influence of Buddhism. “It is estimated that more than half the world’s current population lives in regions that have been historically influenced – and in many cases continue to be influenced – by the enlightenment that Lord Buddha attained and placed as a model before humanity. This is the thread that stitches us all together. This is the vision that must inspire us in the 21st century as well. And this is truly what has been described as the Light of Asia.”. He said India’s Act East Policy has to be seen in this context. “It is much more than a diplomatic initiative. It is not targeted at just greater trade and investment. Of course all of those aspirations are extremely important for the prosperity and well-being of the people of India and of all our partner countries.“Yet, it aims at sharing not merely economic opportunities – but at an integration of the dreams and hopes of the hundreds of millions who live in India and in Southeast Asia. And in other parts of Asia that are covered by the Dharma-Dhamma footprint.”Mr. Nitish Kumar said that like the ancient Nalanda University, Rajgir too has its historical background and it too should be included in the list of World Heritage sites. The conference is likely to feature 60 paper presentations by scholars who have come from 11 countries and have different sessions dedicated to principles like truth, peace, harmony, non-violence, humanness and spiritual linkages; mutual care and considerations. Earlier, “Dharma Dhamma” conferences were held in Madhya Pradesh.
Right now, wearable fitness trackers and bionic devices like electronic skin look cool, but they’re a bit clunky. One reason is that rigid wires tend to lose their conductivity after being bent, limiting the range of flexibility for wearables. Now, researchers report the creation of an ultrathin, fabric circuit that keeps high conductivity even while bending and stretching as much as yoga pants. The fiber’s core mimics spandex, consisting of an elastic synthetic thread—polyurethane—twinned by two cotton yarns. These stretchy strings were then dipped in silver nanoparticles to instill conductivity and then liquid silicone to encase everything. This silver nanoyarn could stretch as much as spandex—500% of its original length—and retain a high conductivity (688 siemens per centimeter), the team reports online this month in ACS Nano. That’s 34 times the conductivity and five times the flexibility seen with prior attempts at nanowires made from graphene. The fibers kept high conductivity after being bent 1000 times or wrapped around fingers. The team used their yarn to link light-emitting diodes within foldable plastic (shown above), meaning the fibers might serve as flexible wiring in new-age curved TVs, stretchable digital screens, or electronic clothing. The team tested the biocompatibility of these nanowires by surgically embedding them in the skin of mice for 8 weeks. No inflammation surfaced, suggesting that this silver yarn could be used to wire bionic implants in the future.(Linked video credit: Cheng et al., ACS Nano. 2015)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)