The woman who was accused of inciting racial hostility on Facebook against President David Granger is now free after the case was dismissed on the grounds of nullity on Thursday.Bibi Safoora SalimThe case was thrown out by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after the woman’s lawyer convinced the court that the charge was null and void, given that the country’s laws do not cater for offences of that nature.The Chief Magistrate, upon examination of the defence, conceded that charges cannot be instituted in this regard since there is actually no law governing the conduct of such a case.Fifty-two-year-old Bibi Safoora Salim of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo, was arrested and charged under the Racial Hostility Act after posts of her using derogatory statements and issuing death threats against President David Granger went viral.It is also alleged that she used offensive remarks about the President in messages sent via WhatsApp to her son, Asif Salim.This controversial episode sparked a nationwide debate, with some contending that the arrest was an infringement upon freedom of speech.The mother of three had post, “Granger want a bullet in head… I am out of a job now because of them.”The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had accused the Government of targeting PPP/C supporters saying that when it was in power, serious threats were made against leaders and officials of the PPP/C Administration, but they did not pursue them in such a manner.Shortly after this incident, a Berbice man named Rameshwar Beekham was charged for threatening to kill former Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar as well as other top PPP/C leaders.Unlike Salim, he made a direct threat to the lives of the former Presidents and politicians.Subsequent to his arrest, he was taken to Dr Bhiro Harry at the psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital for a mental evaluation and it was found that he was of sound mind.According to Beekham, it started out when he made a comment about independence and praising the Government. He said because of speaking the truth on Facebook, he was attacked by “PPP supporters” who made ridiculous and threatening comments.“I was not strong enough to take those comments, which I regret. I am sorry,” he told the court.Beekham had posted, “I will one day with my gang, I am equipping and training, will walk in Freedom House and murder Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP/C top brass”.He pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted and fined $75,000.
“I want to play European football again and challenge for major honours and as such I would like Southampton to consider the interest in me from top clubs should it still exist.”Van Dijk, 26, has been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.Liverpool publicly dropped their interest in signing him earlier in the close season after Southampton threatened to report them to the Premier League for an illegal approach.Van Dijk revealed he had been fined two weeks’ wages by Southampton and said he would be appealing against the punishment, which he described as “unjustified”.He said he felt “frustrated” and “disappointed” that “enquiries from multiple top clubs have been consistently rebuffed”.He also rejected accusations he had refused to train and said he had been told by new manager Mauricio Pellegrino to train away from the first team due to his unsettled mindset.“As a proud professional I am insulted by the suggestion that it was me who refused to train and so feel it is important to point out the true version of events,” he said.Van Dijk, capped 12 times by the Netherlands, said the saga had “seriously affected” his relationships with people at the club and Southampton’s fans.“I would like to make clear that I have nothing but gratitude to everyone at Southampton for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League,” he added.“However, the time for me to move on is now and I hope to be able to work with the club to find the best resolution to suit all parties.”Van Dijk joined Southampton from Celtic in a £13 million ($16.9 million, 14.4 million euros) move in September 2015 and has since emerged as one of the most imposing centre-backs in the Premier League.He signed a new six-year contract in May 2016.He missed the last five months of last season, including Southampton’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United in the EFL Cup final, due to an ankle injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Virgil Van Dijk has been left out of the Southampton training squad to France. PHOTO/FILE.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7- Southampton’s in-demand defender Virgil van Dijk has submitted a transfer request, the Netherlands international announced on Monday.“I am incredibly ambitious and want to achieve as much as I possibly can to fulfil my potential in what is a very short career as a professional footballer,” Van Dijk said in a statement released to the media.
0Shares0000The Armenia international, who joined the London club last week from Manchester United in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the opposite direction, is likely to face Swansea on Tuesday.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan has made an apparent dig at ex-boss Jose Mourinho, saying he is looking forward to playing attacking football as he prepares for his Arsenal debut.The Armenia international, who joined the London club last week from Manchester United in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the opposite direction, is likely to face Swansea on Tuesday. Mkhitaryan struggled to pin down a regular starting spot at Old Trafford and was played in a variety of attacking roles during his 18 months at the club.Mourinho has been criticised for an unwillingness to let his attacking players off the leash in big games despite the rich resources at his disposal.Mkhitaryan, 29, said in an interview with UEFA back in 2009 that he wanted to play for Arsenal and he has now turned that dream into reality.“Of course it’s very important to have respect from your manager,” he told Arsenal Player. “I know that he’s demanding and he likes his players to explore.“He was one of the (reasons) to join Arsenal as well because everyone knows he’s a great manager.“I’ve known him for a long time and of course it was not very difficult to make this decision to come to Arsenal, because I think the way that Arsenal play (make) it a dream for every player to come here and play offensive football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A reading/casting for the Butt Drama Circle’s production of the Brian Friel classic ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ will take place this Sunday in Ballybofey.Directed by Shaun Byrne, the adult cast will consist of five females and three males – including one narrator.The reading/casting will take place in the Balor Theatre, from 12 noon to 3 pm and all interested actors are welcome to come along. Dancing at Lughnasa is a 1990 play about the five Mundy sisters, set in August 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg, County Donegal. A ‘memory play’, it is loosely based on the lives of Friel’s mother and aunts who lived in Glenties.This production of this much loved play will take part in the regional heats of the All Ireland Drama Festival in early 2017.Last year, the award-winning Butt Drama Circle had one of its most successful festival runs in years, just missing out on a place in the All Ireland Drama finals in Athlone with their production of another Friel class, ‘Translations.’Do you fancy starring in ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’? was last modified: September 28th, 2016 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:BALOR THEATREDancing at Lughnasadonegal
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Rhee speculated that parents who show respect and warmth within a framework of rules may help their children learn to make good decisions about food and exercise. Or it could be that strict parents create a stressful household where overeating becomes a comfort and escape, she said. Other studies have shown the flexible parenting style, also called authoritative, has other good results for children such as higher achievement in school and lower incidence of depression, said John Lavigne, chief psychologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Lavigne, who was not involved in the new study, said most parents can learn a different way of handling their children. “Some parents might have difficulty changing their style. But a lot of other parents are very amenable to change, if they only have the right kind of advice,” Lavigne said. Not enough fathers participated in the study to measure their effects on children’s weight, Rhee said. And since more than 80 percent of the study participants were white, the findings may not be applicable to other racial groups, she said. CHICAGO – “Clean your plate or else!” and other authoritarian approaches to parenting can lead to overweight children, a new study finds. Strict mothers were nearly five times more likely to raise tubby first-graders than mothers who treated their children with flexibility and respect while also setting clear rules. But while the children of flexible rule-setting moms avoided obesity, the children of neglectful mothers and permissive mothers were twice as likely to get fat. “The difference between the different parenting groups is pretty striking,” said the study co-author, Dr. Kay Rhee of Boston University School of Medicine. The study of 872 families appears in the June issue of Pediatrics, released today. The study also did not take into account the weight status of the mothers, so the researchers couldn’t rule out that a mother’s weight might influence both her parenting and her children’s weight. However, a previous study showed that parenting style is not linked to weight status, Rhee said. To determine parenting style for the new study, researchers surveyed the mothers and observed them interacting with their children when the kids were 4 years old. The children’s body mass indexes were measured later when the children were in first grade. Seventeen percent of the children of strict disciplinarians were overweight compared to 9.9 percent of the children of neglectful parents, 9.8 percent of the children of permissive parents and 3.9 percent of the children of flexible rule-setters. “Children need adults to set some limits and as the child matures they need to learn responsibility and self-regulation gradually,” said Dr. Nancy Krebs, co-chairwoman of the task force on obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics, who also was not involved in the new study. The researchers studied mothers and children in Little Rock, Ark.; Irvine; Lawrence, Kan.; Boston; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Charlottesville, Va.; Morgantown, N.C.; Seattle, and Madison, Wis. In homes where parents are firm but flexible, “the rules can be bent a little or modified a little to accommodate the situation. But ultimately there are rules,” Rhee said. “You still maintain the rule that the child has to have a vegetable at dinner, but the child gets to pick which one and how much of it they eat.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Aubameyang and Lacazette together 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/dfJH5CndCH— Sam Craig (@sammycraigey) September 2, 2018 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed latest silverware whoops tense Arsenal fans are delighted they have finally got their wish with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette starting together for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Cardiff.The match, which is LIVE on talkSPORT, sees the attacking pair start a match together for the first time this season, with Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, previously preferring to start Aubameyang and name Lacazette among the substitutes. Arsenal fans are excited to see Lacazette and Aubameyang starting together 📝 @MesutOzil1088, @LacazetteAlex, @Aubameyang7 all start – here’s our team for #CARARSWhat do you make of it? pic.twitter.com/HqDrXv5oxV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 2, 2018Cardiff have lost one and drawn their other two matches this term, though they are still without a goal to their name.Arsenal are clear favourites heading into the match, and fans of the north London club reacted on Twitter to Emery’s brilliant tactical decision which could see the Gunners run riot against the Bluebirds. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Its gonna be a madness today. Laca and Auba start, Guendouzi & Ozil creating mad chances. I’m hoping for 5+ goals 😍💉 #AFC #COYG— 𝒟𝒶𝓋𝑒 ⁹ (@Dave9AFC) September 2, 2018 LACA AND AUBA FINALLY START TOGETHER— Tahid Choudhury (@tahid_01) September 2, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Pumped Auba and Laca are starting, would love to see Torriera in that starting line up tho, come on Arsenal!!!— Eye for Unai (@49arsenal) September 2, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted Finally starting Lacazette with Aubameyang 🙌🏽— BIJAN (@Bijan28) September 2, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The latter has made it off the bench in all three of Arsenal’s matches so far, and the Gunners have looked much more effective when both strikers have been on the pitch at the same time. Since the opening day of the season Arsenal supporters have been calling for Emery to select a team with both Lacazette and Aubameyang starting, and it appears the manager has finally listened to the public’s calls.Both have been named in the starting XI for the trip to relegation favourites Cardiff, with Arsenal hoping to secure their second win of the season in Wales. Most read in Premier League How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Lacazette and Aubameyang both starting. This is gonna be fun. 😁— Ozilgasm1 (@Ozilgasm1992) September 2, 2018 REVEALED Yesss Arsenal! aubameyang and lacazette together #CARARS— ArsenalNorthUk (@ArsenalNorthUK) September 2, 2018 smart causal SORRY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Cardiff City defenders when Aubameyang and Lacazette start together upfront #CARARS pic.twitter.com/04iZlaaq5C— Alvaro (@MorataReloaded) September 2, 2018 gameday cracker Great to see Laca & Auba starting together for the first time dis season… I’m hoping for lots of goals from us today, but I don’t understand y Iwobi is not even on d bench. #afc #CARARS— Tink Weird Wit BAIT (@bait4love) September 2, 2018
Bundoran teenager Katie McGloin has won the Start-Up of the Year Award at U Magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards.The awards were announced on Tuesday night to celebrate inspirational young women making significant strides in all areas of Irish life.Katie, aged 16, established her own business, K.T. Clothing Co. just last year and developed it during her Transition Year at Coláiste Mhaigh Éne. K.T. Clothing Co. is Ireland’s first completely gender neutral clothing company. Earlier this year, Katie won the Foróige Young Entrepreneur of the Year award of 2017.Now, with a 30 Under 30 Award, Katie’s company has earned her a place among Ireland’s most inspirational young people.U Magazine Editor Aisling O’Toole described Katie’s business as incredible.“Unisex is generally made for the male body, that women can wear, gender neutral is honestly something really incredible,” she said. On accepting her award, Katie said: “As a 16 year old girl I have a lot of inspirations myself. To be included in influential women is a huge thing for me.”Thanks to @U_Magazine for a awarding me Start Up of the Year at the 30Under30 Awards last night! Huge to be considered an influential women! pic.twitter.com/hiSO5UdZ7F— KT (@katiemcgloin) July 26, 2017The tshirts and sweaters of K.T. Clothing Co. are consciously made to fit the style of both boys and girls and have slogans including I AM MYSELF and STAND OUT.“I think that there is an unnecessary stigma attached to clothing and labels. I believe that clothes are just clothes until we put male and female labels on them,” Katie told Donegal Woman in an interview last March.Her ground-breaking neutral clothing line has won Katie McGloin the Start-up award #TuesdayThoughts— U Magazine (@U_Magazine) July 25, 2017 Young entrepreneur Katie McGloin earns influential women’s award was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
OAKLAND — Houston is a problem the Athletics may not be capable of solving.The Astros got run-scoring singles from Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel against Lou Trivino in the top of the 12th inning Sunday to send the Athletics to their fifth straight defeat and sweep a three-game series before a crowd of 23,144 at the Coliseum.At 29-30, the Athletics are 10 1/2 games behind the two-time defending American League … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.
20 August 2013South Africa President Jacob Zuma has invited businesses from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries to partner with Africa in its drive to develop the continent’s infrastructure.Addressing the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Zuma noted that South Africa, as part of its push for increased regional integration and cross-border trade within Africa, was a strong promoter of both private and public sector investments on the continent.“Over the last few years, the South African Reserve Bank approved nearly 1 000 large investments into 36 African countries.”Intra-African trade levels were still far below their potential, Zuma said, owing in large part to under-developed production structures and inadequate infrastructure – a major theme of the meeting between BRICS and African leaders at the 5th BRICS summit in Durban in March/April.African infrastructure initiative“In my capacity as the champion of the AU’s [African Union’s] Presidential Infrastructure Initiative, I warmly invite you to collaborate with us in realising the delivery of infrastructure on the continent,” Zuma told the gathering of business leaders.“We specifically champion the North-South corridor with its particular emphasis on road and rail infrastructure, initially from Durban to Dar es Salaam and ultimately from the Cape to Cairo.”Zuma noted that South African state corporations, including electricity utility Eskom and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, were already intensifying, or preparing to intensify, their investments in African infrastructure projects, particularly in electricity supply and road infrastructure.The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) had invested a total of R6.2-billion in 41 projects across 17 African countries in 2012, the bulk of these being in mining, industrial infrastructure, agro-processing and tourism.Within South Africa, Zuma said, the government was on course to spend in excess of R4-trillion on infrastructure over the coming years, focusing on rail, roads, energy, water, sanitation and communication.“There is a lot of scope indeed for mutually beneficial partnerships within the BRICS community which will create much-needed infrastructure in Africa,” Zuma said, adding that Africa’s success story augured well for the BRICS-Africa relationship.African free trade areaThe rate of return on foreign investment in Africa was already higher than in any other region in the world, Zuma said, and the continent’s potential – given its mineral wealth, agricultural resources, young population and growing middle class – was enormous.In addition, the East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Central Africa (Comesa) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) were working on creating free trade area that would join the markets of 26 countries with a combined population of nearly 600-million people and a GDP of US$1-trillion.This, Zuma said, “will form the basis for an Africa-wide free trade area, which could create a single market of 2.6-trillion US dollars.”Zuma noted that a key outcome of the BRICS summit in Durban had been the agreement to establish a BRICS development bank to help finance infrastructure development in the BRICS and other developing countries.“BRICS leaders plan to meet again on the margins of the G20 Summit in Russia next month and we will consider the progress report from our finance ministers in this regard,” Zuma said, adding: “I trust that this meeting will provide further impetus to the BRICS-led new development bank.”SAinfo reporter
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