Donegal men appear in Australian court following alleged assault

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – December 30, 2018 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDonegal ease to victory over Queens: Report & ReactionNext articleBrexit prompts 22% rise in passport applications News Highland Twitter Google+ Two Donegal men have appeared in court in Australia charged with an alleged assault on a 66 year old man.Christopher McLaughlin, 24, and Nathan Kelly, 21, were charged with grievous bodily harm and affray after a 66-year-old man was found with critical injuries on the side of the road in Summer Hill in Sydney in the early hours of Saturday morning.The Irish Times reports the accused men are from Malin and Glengad respectively, having only arrived in Australia in past months.Neither of the men applied for bail, and they’re due to appear before Burwood Local Court again on January 9th. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal men appear in Australian court following alleged assault WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Albert Henrichs, professor of Greek literature, dies at 74

first_imgAlbert Henrichs, a longtime Classics professor at Harvard, died on April 16. He was 74.The 10th Eliot Professor of Greek Literature, and the first to have been neither born in the United States nor educated at Harvard, he had been appointed with tenure at Harvard in 1973 when he was only 30 years old.Henrichs was born in Cologne, and rescued from the carpet-bombing there to spend his early years in Bad Ems. American GIs barracked in a nearby villa made him their mascot, spoiling the toddler with oranges and peanuts; Henrichs later attributed his affinity for the United States to those early memories. He earned his Ph.D. at Cologne in 1966, then spent two years working on the papyri collection at the University of Michigan before returning to Cologne for his Habilitation, the highest level of scholarly accreditation in Germany, and then moving to Berkeley, Calif., in 1971.Henrichs’ most stunning coup was his discovery of a minuscule 192-page book, written in Greek in the fifth century A.D. Henrichs had carried the text — four lumps of ancient leather ― in a cigar box from Cologne to Vienna, where an expert conservator gradually unpeeled what turned out to be a sensation for the history of religion: a detailed tract about Manichaeism, a rival of Christianity, founded in Mesopotamia in the third century by a young mystic called Mani, whose autobiographical account of his divine revelations is quoted in the text.Henrichs was just 26. His subsequent publication of the codex with the papyrologist Ludwig Koenen established his reputation as a Wunderkind of classical scholarship.Henrichs’ second coup was the translation and publication of 46 fragments from a second-century papyrus codex containing excerpts from a lurid Greek novel, Phoinikika (“Phoenician Saga”), by an otherwise unknown writer named Lollianos. The fragments followed the protagonist from the loss of his virginity to his participation in human sacrifice and cannibalism with a band of robbers in Egypt, with whom he consumes the heart of a murdered boy to seal his oath of allegiance to the gang.In the second half of the 20th century, study of classical Greek religion had focused on ritual. Henrichs brought it back to a focus on the gods, and what made them so: immortality, anthropomorphism, and power. He was world-renowned for his work on Dionysus, his favorite god, especially his role in Greek tragedy and his on-going reception to the present day.As a professor, Henrichs approached each text with the excitement of a student discovering it for the first time. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, he taught until shortly before his death, stopping only when he could no longer reach Boylston Hall.Henrichs is survived by his wife, Sarah Nolan; his children by his first marriage, Markus and Helen; their mother, Ursula; and two grandchildren.Kathleen M. Coleman is the James Loeb Professor of the Classics and director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of the Classics, Harvard University.last_img read more

Boeheim rants on RPI, says system ‘doesn’t make any sense’

first_imgWhen discussing his team’s strength of schedule after its 70-48 win over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim veered his thoughts toward his distaste for the NCAA’s Ratings Percentage Index.“It’s math people playing with numbers that don’t know anything about the game of basketball,” Boeheim said. “That’s what the RPI boils down to.”As No. 2 Syracuse (13-0) heads into its first ever Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, it has a handful of impressive out-of-conference wins under its belt. Victories over Baylor, Indiana and Villanova top that list, and it has jumped the Orange to second in the latest RPI standings.RPI  is ultimately used by the NCAA Selection Committee to rank teams for the NCAA Tournament in March. It is used across NCAA sports and considers wins, losses and strength of schedule to rank teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim described SU’s nonconference schedule as tough, and said it couldn’t have played out any better for the Orange. But he’s not ready to let RPI illustrate Syracuse’s success in the early going.“The other day before we played Villanova we were 15th in the RPI,” Boeheim said. “We played Villanova at home which you’re supposed to win even though it’s a tough game, we win that game and we go to one. We jumped 14 places? That doesn’t make any sense. The whole thing doesn’t make sense.”ESPN college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi and a team of “bracketologists” replicate the system for college basketball and update rankings throughout the season.Currently, Massachusetts is the only team with a higher RPI than Syracuse.“I don’t understand the whole strength of schedule, RPIs,” the Syracuse head coach said. “The more you look at it, it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.” Comments Published on December 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s Soccer: Badgers to be tested at College Station Friday against No. 1 Terrapins

first_imgAfter a dominant win by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Men’s soccer team against in-state rival University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, the Badgers will travel to College Park on Friday to take on the No. 1 University of Maryland Terrapins.The Badgers (8-2-2, 3-1-1 Big Ten) have gone 6-1-1 in their past eight games, including their last win, a 3-0 pounding of the Phoenix in Madison. UW-Madison has defied expectations this year with eight wins in only two months, two more than all of last season. Their record of 3-1-1 in-conference places them in a tie for second place in the Big Ten standings with then-No. 21 Michigan State University, a team the Badgers tied in a defensive fueled match last week, 1-1. UW-Madison now has their shot at the best team in the Big Ten and the nation, the Maryland Terrapins (10-0-2, 5-0-1 Big Ten).Men’s soccer: UW’s momentum still surging after 3-0 win over Green BayThe University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s soccer team returned home in rousing fashion Tuesday night against in-state rival UW-Green Bay, routing Read…Despite being one of two undefeated teams in the entire country, the Terrapins have tied two of their games this season. Their first one came against UCLA in Los Angeles, a game which had a 10 p.m. start time and came in the first weekend of the season. Their other tie came three games later against Indiana in their conference opener. Both games were 1-1 ties and were followed up by three game win streaks.Those games were ones where Maryland’s high powered offense was slowed down. The Terrapins have scored more than one goal in all but three of their games this season and have scored four or more goals three times. They have also outscored their opponents 13-0 in their past five games and will face a Wisconsin offense that has been relatively tame throughout the year. The Badgers have never scored more than three and have only done that twice.Despite the lull on the offense, the Badgers are a gritty and defensive team. The team has shutout four of their last five opponents and has done what it takes to win in the crunch time. Star sophomore defender Sam Brotherton and redshirt junior keeper Phillip Schilling have formed a dynamic defending duo this season, allowing only nine goals in 13 games and just one in their last five.To beat the Terrapins and notch one of their biggest wins in recent program history, the Badgers will have to remain consistent in their fundamentals but amp up the intensity. UW-Madison’s defense is one of their strengths and they’ll need a heavy dosage of it against the dominant Maryland offense. UW-Madison’s offense has been pretty balanced across the board this season and doesn’t rely on any one player.But the duo of junior forwards Christopher Mueller and Mike Catalano have had great seasons so far, leading the team in most offense statistics. If the Badgers are hoping to come out of College Park with a win, that duo and the rest of their offensive attack will have to have their best performance so far.Maryland is one of the most hostile environments in men’s soccer and will be an enormous test for a Badger squad looking to prove itself against top tier talent.last_img read more

Fifa president Sepp Blatter facing suspension by ethics committee

first_imgEmbattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter is on the verge of being suspended from football, after a longtime adviser confirmed the investigatory arm of Fifa’s ethics committee had recommended the sanction.The decision, which still needs to be ratified by the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee led by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, would see Blatter suspended until early January.Blatter has been under risk of suspension after the ethics committee opened proceedings into claims that he mis-sold a World Cup TV rights contract to disgraced former Fifa official Jack Warner in 2006 and made a “disloyal payment” of £1.3m to Uefa president Michel Platini in 2011.Klaus Stöhlker, a Zurich-based PR man, and other Fifa sources said that the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee, chaired by Cornel Borbély, has recommended that Blatter be suspended provisionally for 90 days.“What we know is that president Blatter was told he could be suspended for 90 days. The ethics committee has not taken any key decisions, they are waiting for further investigations. There is no guilt impugned,” said Stöhlker. “They put the ball to Mr Lauber in Switzerland. He is now in position for further investigation. At least president Blatter has not flown away from his throne but is still in power. It’s a very difficult situation. It’s not good for global football.”Michael Lauber is the Swiss attorney general who last month said that Blatter was facing criminal investigation over the Warner contract and the payment to Platini, whose fate is also in the hands of the ethics committee. Blatter had promised to quit next February in the wake of an avalanche of corruption allegations but the move could effectively end his 17-year tenure as Fifa president and four decades at the heart of football’s global governing body.Stöhlker, a Blatter loyalist, said that his Fifa career was not necessarily over. “He is quiet, he is reluctant, he is fully prepared to take his responsibilities,” he told the Guardian. “He is the only one who can lead Fifa. The picture for 90 days is not pleasant.”Fifa has been in turmoil since May, when a series of dawn raids heralded the worst crisis in its history and US prosecutors indicted 14 individuals, including nine current or former Fifa officials, on charges of money laundering, racketeering and corruption.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Jorstad Creek Announces Grand Opening of Yarn Manufacturing Shop and Retail…

first_imgFacebook58Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Jorstad CreekJorstad Creek is a yarn manufacturing and retail outlet in downtown Olympia.Jorstad Creek announces the grand opening of their new dye studio, open to the public to individuals, groups, and scheduled tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, beginning July 24. Located behind the Fish Tale Pub at 414 1/2 Legion Way SE, Jorstad Creek has converted this former espresso stand and dance club into a beautiful new location for their yarn manufacturing and retail outlet.Jorstad Creek formed as a business four years ago, and made its debut with hand-dyed and locally grown wool yarns at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in Tacoma, Washington. Since then the company has focused on building a market of enthusiastic knitters for locally grown yarn from nearby farms as well as luxury imported artisan dyed yarns. “Stepping in to having our own public location is huge for us. Until now we’ve been traveling the state to fiber shows and meeting people in their communities. Now we will be able to show our own community we are happy to live and work here. I am also hoping the many friends made at these shows will come to Olympia to see the studio, try the yarns, see new seasonal colors, and knit awhile in the knitting lounge,” stated Kerry Graber, owner.Jorstad Creek yarns can be found in three yarn stores in the northwest: Yorkshire Yarns in Tacoma, Maker’s Mercantile in Renton, and Bazaar Girls in Port Townsend. The company expanded into wholesale with the help of these three local yarns stores, and looks to expand into more stores with the much larger studio space for production. “The knitting community is very networked and supportive of local businesses. More than that, knitter’s encourage each other and provide a creative energy that fuels enthusiasm for this craft. I hope the new studio space inspires visitors as well as the local designers I work with to create knitting patterns through the BK Collective. We work together to publish inspired projects for knitters,” added Graber.Individuals or groups interested in visiting the studio can drop in during regular hours, or schedule a tour by contacting Jorstad Creek at [email protected] or 360-451-4146 during business hours.last_img read more

Moville campaigners protest following construction drilling pontoon on Lough Foyle

first_imgThe Community For A Clean Estuary (CFCE) in north Inishowen called a protest on short notice on Monday over the construction of a drilling pontoon on Lough Foyle.The protest at Carrickarory Pier in Moville follows years of concern on the proposed Moville sewerage system by Irish Water. A spokesperson for the CFCE said: “A protest was called at short notice by the CFCE to assemble at Carrickarory Pier in Moville to register our concerns over the proposal by Irish Water to continue with their proposal to discharge sewage effluent into Lough Foyle at Carnagarve adjacent to the bathing beaches and shore walk.“The fact that this proposal is a serious threat to Moville and Greencastle’s most valuable asset cuts no ice as they plough on regardless.”“Unanimous decisions by all County and Inishowen Councillors to locate plant and pipe north of Greencastle has fallen on deaf ears as Irish Water behave as if they are a law unto themselves as they bulldoze on.“The fact that the CFCE discovered a hidden map ( produced by Donegal County Cl ) showing raw sewage hugging the coastline from Redcastle to Kinnago Bay in the event of an emergency discharge is being ignored.” Moville campaigners protest following construction drilling pontoon on Lough Foyle was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

10 months agoJorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street football

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Jorge de Frutos trains with senior Real Madrid squad: Just 2 years after playing street footballby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJorge de Frutos has been training with the Real Madrid senior squad this week.Suspension rules De Frutos out of Castilla action this weekend and, as a result, Santiago Solari allowed him to train with the first team as he made up the numbers.A Madrid fan since birth, the player was without a club until he turned 16, having spent his younger years playing futsal on the streets of his hometown, Navares de Enmedio.Rayo Majadahonda took a chance by signing him into the Castilian regional leagues before he moved on at 18 to play in the Segunda B for two season, helping the side achieve promotion last year.And there was no hesitation when his agent, Juanma Lopes, informed him of Real Madrid’s offer. last_img read more

Jim Boeheim On Post-Season Ban: “I’d Rather Take The Punishment And Let The Players Go To The Tournament”

first_imgJim Boeheim not happy with a call.DETROIT, MI – MARCH 18: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Syracuse’s self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban has helped spark a lot of debate about the efficacy of NCAA post-season bans, which almost always wind up punishing players who are not involved in the violations at hand. Many believe the punishment should be levied against coaches and administrators, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, who believes that Jim Boeheim, and not Rakeem Christmas, Mike Gbinije, and company, should be the one banned from the tournament. Dakich had Boeheim on his radio show, and the legendary Syracuse coach agrees with his idea.Jimmy B on @dandakich “I’d rather take the punishment and let the players go to the tournament, I’ve been to the tournament” @BrentAxeMedia— Justin Hardie (@jhardie13) February 25, 2015While it is too late for this Syracuse team, last night’s win at Notre Dame gives the program two wins over Top 12 teams in the last week, and the Orange would probably be right on the bubble if they were eligible. Punishing a coach who was present, even if he may or may not have been aware of alleged violations, makes far more sense than taking this opportunity away from the innocent players.last_img read more

Girl on school ski trip in southern Alberta hits pole dies in

first_imgPINCHER CREEK, Alta. – A 10-year-old girl has died after striking a pole while she was on a school ski trip in southwestern Alberta.The Grade 6 student at Canyon Elementary School in Pincher Creek was on the planned outing Tuesday at the nearby Castle Mountain resort.She had taken a mandatory ski lesson in the morning with other students, said resort spokesman Jason Crawford“We have school groups almost every day,” he said Wednesday. “Once they’re through their lesson, they’re able to ski on the hill.”The school provided chaperones, either teachers or parents, he added.He didn’t know the girl’s level of ski experience but said she had skied at the resort before.The resort is investigating the accident, Crawford said, and it appears the girl was alone on a beginner run when she lost control and went off the run. She struck a wooden pole that was part of a fence marking an out-of-bounds area.Two other students witnessed the crash and went to get help, said RCMP Sgt. Mark Harrison.He said the girl was wearing a helmet but suffered serious head injuries.Resort staff provided first aid before paramedics arrived. Because of strong winds and snow, she could not be air-lifted to hospital, Harrison said.She was taken by ground ambulance to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, where she was later pronounced dead.The Livingstone Range School Division said in a statement that it is providing counselling to students at the school and at other division schools.“The Canyon School Community is devastated by this loss,” said Canyon School principal Paul Pichurski.“We send our heartfelt condolences to the family.”last_img read more