Annandale father charged for killing son

first_imgAmarnauth Chand, 46, of Lot 81 Narine Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who allegedly hacked his son to death on Wednesday evening was on Friday slapped with a murder charge.The father, who was in tears, was taken before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court.The charge alleged that on September 28 at Annandale, he murdered his 24-year-old son, Mahesh Chand.He was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on October 26.On the night of the incident, the now dead man’s parents were in a heated argument to which he intervened in aid of his mother.This reportedly angered the accused who proceeded to attack the young man with a cutlass.The mother, Nandranie Chowtie, related to this publication that her husband got home at around 23:00h and began verbally abusing her for $2000 which he had given her earlier to purchase groceries.However, as the defendant abused his wife, the young man reportedly intervened and was dealt chops to his upper chest, abdomen and foot.He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed.After committing the act, the man reportedly fled the scene but was later apprehended by Police.last_img read more

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Rain Storm Wrecks Johnsonville

first_imgSeveral residential areas as well as market buildings and churches were destroyed on Friday night in the New Israel Community, near Logan Town in Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.The violent storm was accompanied by a heavy down pour that also affected properties in Kpeh-Kpeh Town, Lorma Quarter, Whein Town, and the Nezoe Community.In the New Israel Community alone, the Community chairpersons T. Emmanuel Cole, and William Menwon, tallied the destruction of at least 16 private homes as well as business centers including the New Israel Market and the Church of Christ respectively.The New Israel Community Market is situated on one acre of land donated by Hali Banapa and his wife Kebbeh and mud structured with the help of F. Supui Koweh and wife Luopu, who is also the chief superintendent of the market.Due to the level of the destruction caused by the storm, many of the marketers did not sell on Saturday, but chose to mend their damaged market stalls.In the aftermath of the storm, the market spokesperson, Orether Medin, affectionately called “journalist” by her colleagues, appealed to humanitarian organizations including the Liberia National Red Cross Society, to come to the aid of the marketers to construct a concrete structure to contain other facilities such as a toilet and playground.The playground, according to Madam Mendin, when constructed, will be used by the marketers to keep their children busy while their parents attend to their goods.Also affected was Jesco Gonyon, whose three bedroom house was razed to the ground by the storm. He too, is seeking for help even from some of the “outstanding” community members to reconstruct his damaged building.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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BABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: APP INSPIRATION FOR NEW PARENTS

first_imgBABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: Hi everyone. I hope you’re all well and enjoying this glorious weather. This week I will be sharing my top 5 apps that will make the first few months a little bit easier.Becoming a new parent is both exciting and terrifying. We often turn to books and online articles for reassurance, advice and tips.  Although these are great, there are also a whole load of great apps out there that can help you along as well. Here are my top 5: THE BUMP You might already know about The Bump website. If not, you should have a look. It is brilliant, especially for first time parents. The app provides all of the helpful information from the website with some additional features.You can use this from pregnancy and right through your baby’s first year. I am still using it now Ava is 9 months. It is definitely my favourite app. Each week you receive notifications helping you track your baby’s growth and development. You can search through expert content and feedback from fellow mums and mums-to-be.You can also upload your belly photos and see them unfold in a slideshow which I loved.The Bump app is full of strange but interesting facts too!Did you know, at 13 weeks your baby is the size of a peach?BABY FIRST AIDI hope none of us ever need this one but it is so useful to have on your phone. I opted for the Red Cross App. I found it the easiest to use and it covered a wider range of topics than many of the other apps I looked at. The first aid is taught through videos, interactive quizzes and a step-by-step guide which makes it easier to learn and remember.The app also contains adult first aid and tips which is an added bonus.WHITE NOISY BABYUnfortunately not all new-borns are great sleepers! Ava was one of them. We tried everything. Eventually we gave this a go and it worked wonders. It did only work for the early weeks. None the less, that was better than nothing!It includes 20 looped sounds and 10 classical music tracks that help soothe and relax your baby.We used this mainly for sleep however it can be used out and about if your baby needs some entertaining.Ava’s favourite was Brahms lullaby. Hopefully your baby will like it too.TINYBEANS This app is great and fun! It is an online baby journal in calendar format, which allows you to track your baby’s development and capture all the special moments along the way. Whether it is your baby’s first smile, tooth or birthday, you can record it all through writing, photos or videos and save them for years to come.You can watch your baby’s development through the slideshow feature or make a photobook with all your favourite moments.It offers helpful parenting tips and articles and allows you to share special moments safely with friends and family if you wish.It’s free, easy to use and definitely worth a download!COZI FAMILY ORGANISER I am not the most organised person in the world. That’s why I loved this app.When Ava came along we had more baby appointments, classes and mummy catch-ups than I could keep track off.It allowed me to record all my events in a calendar and manage my to-do-lists on the go.My favourite feature is the option of sharing it with my partner Will. He has downloaded the same app and adds his plans, appointments and work meetings etc. It means we don’t double book and can forward plan.Hopefully I have given you some inspiration as to what apps can help you along the way.These are my personal favourites however yours might be completely different. That’s the beautiful thing about parenting. We can all learn from each other.If you have any that you recommend, please comment below and I’ll give them a go.Enjoy your weekend and thanks for reading.Áine xBABY STEPS WITH ÁINE: APP INSPIRATION FOR NEW PARENTS was last modified: May 13th, 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:AppBaby BlogBaby Steps with AinecolumnFeaturesinspirationnewslast_img read more

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PRAYERS TO BE OFFERED AT SPECIAL MASS FOR TRAGIC CONOR

first_imgPrayers are to be offered at a special mass for tragic Conor Boyle who is fighting for his life in a London Hospital.Conor Boyle – in a critical but stable condition in hospital.The popular young Loughanure man was involved in a car crash last Friday and is still in a coma.His loving parents Hugh and Shiela are by his bedside. The thoughts and prayers of his home village and the entire of Donegal are being offered for the speedy recovery of the 18 year old.His condition in hospital is still described as critical but stable.The mass will take place at St Marys Star Of The Sea Church (Annagry) at 7.00 o clock tonight (WED) followed by adoration. All are welcome.PRAYERS TO BE OFFERED AT SPECIAL MASS FOR TRAGIC CONOR was last modified: September 11th, 2013 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:accidentConor BoyleLondonLoughanuremassprayerslast_img read more

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Group uses safety tips on way to school

first_img Jennings also warned kids to wear helmets when riding bicycles. “If you crash, as hard as your heads can be, concrete is always harder,” he said. Parent Salea Nelson listened and walked along with her 5-year-old kindergartner son. Nelson works as a school bus driver and has seen children do hazardous things such as running into the street and crossing where they are not supposed to. “Teaching them the exact thing to do is the best thing,” Nelson said. Walks are scheduled at other Palmdale schools. Esperanza School students will meet in the parking lot of Cascades Restaurant, 3905 Club Rancho Drive, at 6:45 a.m. today. Wildflower School children will meet on the southwest corner of Avenue Q-10 and 35th Street East at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Cottonwood School students will meet at the Rancho Vista Vons shopping center at 7 a.m. Oct. 13. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Golden Poppy opened last year and participated in the annual event for the first time. “It’s so nice to teach children safe routes, safety tips. And having the city involved, it’s a nice community event,” Principal Dawn Conry said. “We hope to make (participation) an annual event. About 40 people, including school officials and parents along with children, met about a block from the school to hear safety tips from Deputy Dave Jennings. Jennings said that, when a child gets hit by a car, it is usually near a school. He advised the children to use sidewalks and crosswalks, pay attention to their surroundings and walk, not run, across streets and intersections. Running does not give drivers time to react, Jennings said. PALMDALE – Sheriff’s deputies and city officials walked with children to Golden Poppy School on Tuesday as part of an international campaign to promote traffic and pedestrian safety. City officials have been organizing Walk a Child to School Month events for six years at local schools. They said the program is especially pertinent at Golden Poppy School with its neighborhood “walk-in” site. “We teach them things like stay on the sidewalk, pay attention to crossing guards, and look across the street and make eye contact with the driver. Just because a car has stopped at a stop sign doesn’t mean they see you,” Lisa Scates, senior public safety officer, said. “In a neighborhood like this, there are many intersections with no stop signs or crosswalks. There’s no traffic control, so kids have to pay more attention,” Scates added. last_img read more

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Theophane prevails in British title scrap

first_imgKilburn’s Ashley Theophane was given a torrid time before showing his class to retain his British light-welterweight title with an 11th-round stoppage of Ben Murphy.Southern-area champion Murphy was a replacement for Nigel Wright, who withdrew from the fight for medical reasons.And the late stand-in was determined to take his big chance, bulldozing his way forward like a man possessed and immediately putting Theophane under pressure in a barnstorming opening round for the Hove-based fighter.Keen to drag his more skilful opponent into a brawl, he continued to swarm all over Theophane in the next round and was warned by the referee for use of the head.It was a similar story in the third and fourth, with the 5ft 3in Murphy – four inches shorter than the Londoner – again storming crudely forward and hurling punches while Theophane offered little in return.Theophane offered slightly more in the fifth but was caught by a stiff left hook towards the end of the round that appeared to shake him slightly.In the following round Theophane began to assert himself, but entered the second half of the fight behind on the scorecards and having taken a worrying amount of shots.Theophane stepped it up again in the seventh, landing with body shots and then opening up a cut around Murphy’s right eye.Those body shots appeared to have an effect and by the eighth Murphy seemed to finally be tiring, with Theophane at last landing with combinations and bringing his usually excellent jab into play.Undeterred, Murphy continued to pile forward in the ninth but his cut worsened and the 10th round was a bad one for him, with Theophane landing a number of classy shots that had the underdog looking groggy – and grateful to hear the bell.It was a mere stay of execution for Murphy, whose gutsy challenge ended when Theophane opened up with a flurry of punches that forced his opponent onto the ropes and the referee to step in.Theophane’s victory takes his record to 31-4-1 and means one more successful defence of his championship would see him keep the coveted Lonsdale belt for good.It would also leave him on course for a possible world title shot.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

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What to Watch for in the March for Science

first_imgBig Science and Big Media will undoubtedly give positive coverage to the March for Science on Earth Day. But will they provide critical analysis?The ‘March for Science’ scheduled for April 22 (“Earth Day”) is bound to strike many as a wonderful thing. Who could be against science? It would be like taking a position against motherhood and apple pie. Look at all that science has done for the planet: smartphones, the space station, vaccines. So join the scientists and march for Darwin! and global government! Wait a minute… What’s going on here?About the only ones opposing the March for Science are those labeling it a March for Scientism instead of science. Scientism is a philosophy about science, not a science itself. Scientism teaches that the scientific method is the best (or only) way to generate reliable knowledge. But it’s self-refuting, as many have pointed out; you can’t get scientism out of the scientific method, so scientism is not reliable knowledge.Moreover, much of what the ‘science’ being marched for this weekend seems political. The idea came out of the election of Donald Trump and the March for Women that followed. As we have shown repeatedly, academia is plagued with a huge imbalance in favor of liberals and Democrats (see Prager U video), as Nature will confirm (below). And if the marchers view ‘science’ as equivalent to the ‘consensus’, then it’s likely the event will be another whine-fest for Big Government funding of academia’s pet projects.For a taste of what to expect, here are recent news reports. Watch for mentions of climate change, inclusivity, and Trump.March for Science Organizers to Kickstart New Social Movement (Space.com). This article, coming out of Climate Central, takes it for granted that “solidarity with the global science community” is a good thing. Remember when Michael Crichton preached to Caltech that the “consensus is not science, period” and told the students that all it takes is one maverick to be right? The marchers apparently forgot. When science becomes a global movement of largely left-leaning political groups, they have ceased speaking for science. One of the organizers says, “After April 22, we’re transitioning from organizing marches to a global organization focused on science education, outreach and advocacy.”March for Science: Share Your Sign (Science Magazine). The AAAS is behind the march, promoting these things marchers can put on their placards. They’re encouraging scientists to tweet their favorite lines with #ScienceSigns on Twitter. Any hints which way these slogans tilt on the political spectrum so far?The new E = mc2: Emissions = more climate changeI came, I saw, I concurred: Evidence breeds consensusEvidence-based science for evidence-based legislationPublic health: for liberty, for justice, for allFund American science, or we’ll make other countries greatDefunding science defunds our futureUnlike science, tweets aren’t peer-reviewed!Fund basic science! Exploration saves livesPolitics: Candidate science (Nature). The Brits see this march through the lens of politics, too. “President Donald Trump’s rise to power has been prompting scientists to explore possibilities for political action,” Virginia Gewen writes. Let’s see; would she mean action against Trump or in support of Trump? One clue is the photo in the article that shows angry scientists protesting “in the face of presidential actions” with artistically-preprinted signs, “Stand up for Science.” Gewen is clearly glad about the April 22 March for Science as a good example of activism.How the March for Science splits researchers (Nature). Erin Ross set out to ask “members of the scientific community whether or not they plan to march on 22 April — and why.” One young postdoc out of eight respondents appears to be the lone conservative: “I am not going to the March for Science, because some people in America view science as leftist,” Nathan Gardner opines. “….I think it could easily politicize science because, even though the march’s mission statement isn’t anti-Trump, the marchers seem anti-Trump.” All the others are either going or supporting the march, because either they are concerned about the “anti-scientific stance of the Trump administration,” think science needs more government funding, or want to “fight to hold this administration accountable about the truth and, specifically, climate change.” One respondent doubted she will come unless the march is “inclusive” enough.Republican scientists negotiate the Trump era (Nature). Here’s an unusual piece. Sarah Reardon finds some rare Republicans in science as if curious these rare breeds in academia. “Conservative academics face a growing tension between their politics and the liberal atmosphere on many US campuses,” she begins. Reardon acknowledges that academia is a hard place for Republicans to show their faces, but her liberal bias shows up between the lines:Republicans’ anti-science reputation seems to have deepened under President Donald Trump, who has embraced ‘alternative facts’ and proposed steep spending cuts for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among others. On 22 April, thousands of protesters are expected to attend the March for Science in Washington DC. Organizers describe the event — one of more than 500 planned for around the globe — as non-partisan, but it has sparked concern that it could politicize science and alienate Republican politicians.Reardon interviews Republicans (and one Christian) who explain how difficult it is for them. “What you believe has come to be a stand-in for whether you are a good person,” one says. To her credit, Reardon ends by pointing out Republican leaders like Reagan and Gingrich who strongly supported science funding. But the overall tenor of the article is that Republicans feel like members of a minority group who have difficulty sharing their views in their academic environment, and prefer not to talk about them. This gives an idea of what kind of scientists will be marching and “protesting” this weekend.The CriticsAbout the only ones vocally opposing the ‘March for Science’ are conservatives at The Stream and intelligent design supporters at The Discovery Institute. It’s not that they oppose ‘science’ per se—far from it—but they see the event as a ‘March for Scientism’ and a political stunt by left-leaning special interests. At The Stream, Jonathan Wells says the “March for Science Is Really a March for Conformity.” The Stream posted additional articles by John West, Stephen Meyer and others, and will be keeping an eye on the March with daily updates. The Discovery Institute’s news site Evolution News & Science Today posted a video of a April 19th panel at the Heritage Foundation featuring Meyer, Wesley J. Smith, Jay Richards and Marlo Lewis with their views about what the ‘March for Science’ is really all about.Another view earned a page in Nature. Nancy Knowlton is not against the March for Science, and most probably, as an environmentalist, is no supporter of intelligent design. But in a “World View” opinion piece, she speaks out against the “doom and gloom” posture of many environmentalists. Recalling the doomsday predictions she lived through in the 1970s and 1980s, she says it’s worth remembering that researchers “rebounded a bit” from those alarms. “As a community, we seem to be addicted to despair,” she says. No Pollyanna herself about the problems facing the planet, she has gotten better results motivating people with the positive approach, having learned that “unrelenting doom and gloom in the absence of solutions is not effective.” Students respond better to stories of environmental successes, she says, and there are many great success stories that are virtually unknown.So here’s what to watch for: If it’s almost all anti-Trump rhetoric, calls for more government funding (remember, funding equals taxpayer earnings confiscated by force), screams for ‘diversity and inclusion’ and political correctness, if the marchers equate consensus with science, and if talk of ‘evidence-based facts’ equates to fighting global warming, it’s not really a March for Science. It’s just another leftist political stunt. Count how many pro-Trump, conservative, or Republican marchers show up, standing tall. Count the Darwin skeptics and climate skeptics. One hand’s worth of fingers will probably be enough, especially if you know how to form a zero with your thumb and index finger.Update 4/22/17: William M. Briggs called the march a “dud” in his article on The Stream. (Visited 267 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Sachin Pilot hints at Cabinet expansion in Rajasthan to accommodate miffed leaders

first_imgA day after Cabinet formation, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on December 25 hinted at its expansion in near future, saying several leaders will be given a chance to work.The statement comes amidst growing resentment among some senior Congress leaders who were apparently left fuming after being denied berths in the new government.“Every section of the State has been given representation in the Council of Ministers. It was the first expansion. Another expansion may happen in sometime. Several people would be given a chance to work on various posts,” Mr. Pilot told reporters.On December 24, 23 Ministers, including 13 Cabinet and 10 Ministers of State took oath.As many as 18 fresh faces were inducted in the State Cabinet even as senior leaders like C.P. Joshi and Deependra Singh abstained from attending the ceremony held at Raj Bhawan. Various other senior leaders including Brijendra Ola, Parasram Mordiya, Rajendra Pareek, Mahesh Joshi were not inducted in the State Cabinet.Hours later, supporters of Congress legislator from Kaman, Zahida Khan and legislator from Guda Malani, Hema Ram Chaudhary took to the streets and raised anti-government slogans for not giving their leaders a Ministerial berth. Both the leaders had served as Ministers in the past Congress governments in the State.So far, 25 Ministers, including the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister have been inducted in the Council of Ministers. The Cabinet can have a maximum of 30 Ministers.last_img read more

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SPORT-WFI NARSINGH 2LT(SPB5)

first_img“The judgment was unexpected. If only they had given this “The judgment was unexpected. If only they had given this verdict earlier, we could have sent Praveen Rana,” he said. Prasood defended WFI by saying Narsingh had been cleared to take part by the Indian Olympic Association, International Olympic Committee and world wrestling body, United World Wrestling before he was sent on the flight to Rio. “There is no fault on part of the federation. NADA is the final authority on doping in India, they gave Narsingh clearance. WADA didnt directly do anything against our wrestler, they appealed to CAS. “UWW gave its nod for Narsinghs participation, IOC gave its approval. After getting these two approvals, how could we have stopped Narsingh from going to Rio? “We didnt send Narsingh with our other wrestlers as we were waiting for WADA to make a move. But they didnt do anything. If WADA wanted to appeal, why didnt they appeal before 10th? “How many days does WADA have to appeal? On August 2 we had a result from NADA, inside 24 hours WADA received the result. Narsingh left the country for Rio on 10th. WADA didnt do a thing against Narsingh until the 13th. They filed an appeal on 13th, federation didnt get any information till the 16th,” he elaborated. “We even named Praveen Rana as a replacement just in case Narsingh would have some issues going,” he said, adding “Someone from India informed WADA that NADA only cleared Narsingh due to political pressure. Thats why WADA appealed. “If we had sent Praveen Rana instead, and he had lost earlier, the media only would have questioned me that why Narsingh wasnt sent despite getting clearance,” he said. Giving another twist to the episode, Prasood said the banned drug found in Narsinghs system was generally taken by people in their fifties to gain weight. “This is not a drug to be used by an athlete. Its a drug taken by people who are over 55 years of age to gain body weight. Narsingh is already 76 kgs and he participates in the 74kg category. Why will he use it,” the WFI secretary wondered, adding it indicated that he was “intentionally given the drug by someone.” “NADA told us they got information on July 4 that Narsingh was using a banned substance. But they still havent sent the federation a copy of the letter,” Prasood said. PTI SSR NP ATK ATK BASadvertisementlast_img read more

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