Donegal man guillty of defilement as jury deliberate on rape charges

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest Pinterest News Previous articleNominations sought for Donegal business awardsNext articleGAA- Donegal and Tyrone to meet in Dr. Mc Kenna Cup Final News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – January 28, 2010 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal man guillty of defilement as jury deliberate on rape charges Twitter WhatsApp A Donegal man has been convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old girl two years ago. The 23-year-old accused, who can not be identified for legal reasons, had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to two counts of rape, and defilement of the girl on a date in February 2008.Last evening, the jury of seven men and five women returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of defilement following six hours of deliberation. It was day seven of the trial.The jury will resume its deliberations on the remaining two charges this morning. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

H5N1’s human toll rises, poultry outbreaks plague several countries

first_imgOct 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – While international officials today confirmed three more human deaths from the H5N1 avian flu virus, several countries battled new outbreaks in poultry.A 7-year-old boy in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, a 4-year-old boy from Sumatra Island in Indonesia, and a 23-year-old Indonesian man from West Java are the latest human victims of H5N1, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. These deaths bring the known human toll to 121 cases with 62 fatalities.Although two of these cases are linked to other cases of avian flu, the WHO did not suggest they were caused by human-to-human transmission of the virus. The Thai boy is recovering–his father died on Oct 19 from avian flu. News services have reported there was no human-to-human spread in that family.In addition, the 4-year-old Indonesian boy is the nephew of a confirmed case, a 21-year-old man from Lampung. The boy has recovered fully; his uncle died. Exposure to infected poultry is the likely source of illness in the two Indonesian cases confirmed today, WHO said.Meanwhile, poultry outbreaks in several countries drew world attention to the pressing possibility of pandemic flu:Croatia announced today it would continue culling poultry after finding two dead wild swans with the H5 avian flu virus, Reuters news service reported. Avian flu was first detected in the area a week ago when 6 wild swans were found dead at a pond, prompting the culling of about 13,000 birds in some 500 area farms and homes. Tests detailing whether the strain is H5N1 are expected this week, another Reuters story noted.Russia today confirmed more avian flu cases, with a dozen hens dying in Tambov, about 250 miles southeast of Moscow, Reuters said in a separate story. A regional health official there told Reuters local tests confirmed the presence of H5N1.In Russia’s southern Urals, veterinarians noted 31 dead chickens in the village of Sunaly, in Chelyabinsk region, and found avian flu in six of a dozen samples tested, Reuters reported on Oct 22. The 1,060 birds in that village were to be culled, authorities said. Avian flu was also suspected in the village of Pokrovka on Oct 21 in the Altai region of Russia, close to the Kazakhstan border. Further testing was being done to determine if the 59 birds died of avian flu.China notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) of a new outbreak today. The outbreak, which started on Oct 20, included 550 deaths in chickens and geese. Authorities culled 44,736 poultry to stop the spread. That outbreak occurred in Anhui province, west of Shanghai. The previous Chinese outbreaks have been far north and west of Anhui, with the most recent occurring in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.A parrot quarantined in Essex did have H5N1 virus, British authorities announced yesterday. The strain most closely matches one found in ducks in China earlier this year, although the Veterinary Laboratory Agency hadn’t seen this exact strain before, according to a news release yesterday from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the United Kingdom. The test results were obtained from a tissue sample that may have included 2 birds. It wasn’t clear whether both birds were infected. All quarantined birds will be held until risk assessments can be conducted for all the birds, DEFRA announced. “Our working hypothesis is that any infection in the birds from Surinam is likely to have arisen in the quarantine system, mostly likely in the facility in Essex where the Surinam birds shared airspace with the birds from Taiwan,” said Debby Reynolds, chief veterinarian. “There are more tests under way on the birds from Taiwan because we have established that some of them died before October 16.”Romanian officials suspected a new case of avian flu had occurred when a heron found in the county of Vaslui, near the border with Moldova, was found positive for the H5 virus. Further tests are being done to determine the strain.In Portugal, several geese and seagulls were found dead north of Lisbon and are being tested for avian flu, authorities told Reuters.A dead duck discovered west of Stockholm had a mild type of H5 avian flu virus and not the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus, Swedish authorities said, according to Australia’s news.com and other online sources. Four ducks were found dead in Eskilstuna, about 65 miles west of Stockholm, the Associated Press wrote.See also:WHO’s confirmation of human deaths http://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_10_24/en/index.htmlOIE report on Chinese outbreak http://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/China%20Follow-up%20report%20No4.pdflast_img read more

Harberts a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

first_imgSenior forward Cassie Harberts was one of 30 female student-athletes selected on Wednesday as candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award.Stalwart · Senior forward Cassie Harberts has started every game for USC for the past three seasons, and has 17 career double-doubles. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe award is given annually to one male and one female collegiate basketball player who accomplishes notable achievements in four areas of excellence — character, classroom, community and competition.The senior is entering her third season as a team captain for the Women of Troy, and has also been named to the preseason top-30 list for the John R. Wooden Award, given annually to the most outstanding men’s and women’s basketball players. She’s started every game for USC since joining the team as a freshman.Harberts, who is majoring in human performance and minoring in nutrition and health promotion, is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention and has a 3.23 GPA.Last season, Harberts was an All-Pac-12 selection after ranking third in the conference in points per game (18.0) and sixth in rebounds per game (8.2). She also led the Women of Troy with 34 blocks, 37.2 minutes per game and a 43.8 field goal percentage.Harberts won a gold medal this past summer in Kazan, Russia as a member of the United States’ World University Games team.She enters this season ranked as USC’s No. 16 all-time scoring leader with 1,293 career points, and will resume her climb up the leaderboard next Friday in the team’s opener on the road against UC Davis.Harberts is one of four Pac-12 women’s basketball players to make the candidate list, which will be narrowed down to 10 finalists halfway through the regular season. Coaches and fans will then vote for one male and one female recipient, and the winners will be announced during their sport’s respective 2014 NCAA Final Four. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more