Man jailed for wounding reputed wife

first_imgA man was on Friday jailed for two years by the Chief Magistrate after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for wounding his reputed wife.Ivor Gills, who was represented by Attorney Adrian Smith, admitted to the offence when the charge was read to him. Police stated that on November 26, 2018, at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Keron Blaze with intent to mane, disfigure or disable her.According to the facts of the case presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the victim was relaxing in a chair at the above address when Gills requested that they speak.The Virtual Complainant reportedly refused and in doing so proceeded to a bathroom in the house. However, as she was exiting the said bathroom, the defendant used a scissors to stab her several times about her body.Blaze was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was treated. Gills was later arrested and charged with the offence.He was sentenced by Magistrate Ann McLennan who ordered that he seek counselling while in prison.last_img read more


Mbappe joins Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco

first_img0Shares0000Monaco’s teen sensation Kylian Mbappe is expected to complete a stunning move to PSG when he flies into the French capital on August 28, 2017, according to widespread media reportsPARIS, France, Aug 31 – Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.The 18-year-old striker joins on an initial season-long loan deal and will sign a permanent four-year contract next July, when PSG have an option to make the transfer permanent for a fee understood to be worth £166m. The structuring of the deal, more expensive than any bar the Qatari-owned club’s world-record purchase of Neymar earlier this month, has been agreed with an eye on UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.Mbappe has been pursued by most of Europe’s top clubs this summer after his goals helped Monaco win the French title and reach the last four of the Champions League last season.The Parisian has chosen the club he supports, and he told the PSG website: “It is with great joy and pride that I join Paris Saint-Germain.“For any young person from the Paris region, it is often a dream to wear the red and blue jersey and experience the unique atmosphere of the Parc des Princes.“I really wanted to be a part of the club’s project, which is one of the most ambitious in Europe. Alongside my new team-mates, I intend to continue my progression while helping the team achieve the very big objectives it has set itself.”PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “It was essential for French football that we keep and help develop such a great talent in our championship.“Among players of his age, he is without doubt the most promising in the world due to his immense technical, physical and mental qualities.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Leeds fined Sh25.9mn for spying at opponents

first_img0Shares0000Caught: Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted he instructed an employee of the club to spy on Derby’s training sessionLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – Leeds United have escaped a points penalty in their quest to be promoted to the Premier League after it was announced Monday they had been fined Sh25.9mn (£200,000) and reprimanded for spying on their opponents.Leeds faced an investigation by the English Football League after veteran manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted sending someone to spy on Derby at their training ground ahead of a match last month. The club formally admitted a breach of Regulation 3.4 which states: “In all matters and transactions relating to the League, each Club shall behave towards each other Club and The League with the utmost good faith.”Many were uncertain, however, whether Bielsa had committed a specific offence and the EFL now plan to clarify the situation by introducing a new rule that bans teams from viewing opposition training in the 72 hours immediately before a match, unless invited to do so.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey, announcing the punishments against Leeds, said Monday: “The sanctions imposed highlight how actions such as this cannot be condoned and act as a clear deterrent should any club seek to undertake poor conduct in the future.“We will now look to move on from this incident and commence the discussions about introducing a specific regulation at a meeting with all clubs later this month.”– ‘Culturally unaceptable’ –England’s governing Football Association added it had issued “formal warnings” against Leeds, Bielsa and an unnamed club video analyst.Leeds responded to the EFL and FA sanctions by saying: “We accept that whilst we have not broken any specific rule, we have fallen short of the standard expected by the EFL with regards to regulation 3.4.“We apologise for acting in a way that has been judged culturally unacceptable in the English game.”Bielsa had previously insisted his behaviour was normal practice in his native Argentina.But Derby manager Frank Lampard was unimpressed by the former Argentina manager’s explanation.“He (Lampard) believes I violated the fair play spirit,” Bielsa said during a press conference last month. “I have to adapt to the rules linked to the habits of English football.”Leeds, in action against Bolton on Saturday are currently third in the Championship.They are also level on points with second-placed Sheffield United and two adrift of leaders Norwich, but Leeds have a game in hand on their promotion rivals.Only the top two sides at the end of the regular season are guaranteed a place in the Premier League, with the other promotion spot decided by a series of play-off matches.Leeds, one of England’s leading clubs in the 1970s, are looking to return to the top flight for the first time since 2004.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says young player has a lot to learn

first_imgMauricio Pochettino admits Dele Alli still has a lot to learn after the England international appeared to kick out at an opponent during Tottenham’s Europa League draw at Fiorentina.The 19-year-old was cautioned on the half-hour mark of the 1-1 last-32 first-leg stalemate at the Stadio Artemio Franchi after Nenad Tomovic reacted angrily following a foul from Alli.Replays appeared to show the Spurs man made no effort to jump clear of the defender and instead caught him with a boot.The home players were further incensed when Tottenham were awarded a soft penalty shortly afterwards as Ben Davies went down under minimal contact from Tomovic, with Nacer Chadli stroking home the penalty.Fiorentina earned a draw courtesy of a deflected second-half strike from Federico Bernardeschi and the hosts actually finished the game strongly.Alli kept his place in the Spurs team despite Pochettino making six changes from Sunday’s 2-1 win at Manchester City and, although he was once again the pick of the bunch, it is not the first time the former MK Dons man has courted controversy.Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew accused Alli of stamping on Yohan Cabaye in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over the Eagles in January.And now Pochettino has said he will talk to Alli about that side of his game.“We need to look at the video and try to teach him,” he said.“He is a young player and he has a lot to learn about elite football. It is his first season in the Premier League at Tottenham.“He came from League One, he needs to learn a lot, still learn. But I didn’t see (the incident). Some people say ‘yes’, say ‘no’, so I don’t know.”Pochettino had insisted leading into the contest that he was still taking the Europa League seriously despite now being one of the favourites to claim the Premier League crown.He may have changed over half of his side for the trip to Florence, but he maintains that is a necessity if Spurs are to challenge on three fronts – with an FA Cup fifth-round tie at home to Palace next up on Sunday.“It is important to play with the squad,” he said.“We have a strong squad to try to fight for every competition, we need to use all of the squad. I am happy with all of the players.“Six changes from the City game and I’m happy, it is not important to talk about using the squad. It is important how we compete, we have big motivation.” Dele Alli 1last_img read more


WATCH: Film follows Mary T of Castle Grove’s success story after Hall of Fame honour

first_imgMary T Sweeney of Castle Grove has shared her life story in a powerful video after receiving the Lifetime Achievement award from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.The lady of Castle Grove Country House Hotel Mary T was the recipient of the highly coveted Hall of Fame Award at the Letterkenny Business Awards 2017.She shared her extraordinary story of ambition, hard work and success on camera to commemorate the honour, which you can watch below: Video by DNK Media Productions – www.dnkmedia.ie | www.facebook.com/dnkmediaThe special interview with Mary T recalls her Donegal story, how she developed her admirable work ethic through farming and how she refined her career in hospitality across Cork, Dublin and Donegal.The video charts Mary T’s life as she met and married her husband Raymond and had five children. In 1989 they bought Castle Grove Country House outside Letterkenny, and it became one of her great loves. She recalls how she built the house up from a B&B to the highly-regarded venue that she is so proud of today. Letterkenny Business Awards 2017A week on from earning the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, the matriarch is back doing what she does best and making sure guests feel at home at Castle Grove.“People have been wonderful, coming from all over wishing me well and saying congratulations. It’s overwhelming really, because I feel that I was just doing what I enjoyed doing and I was developing a good customer base who are very loyal.“Every single person who came through the door was appreciated and was acknowledged as if it was a visitor to our home,” she told Donegal Woman.Mary T considers her achievement as a triumph for all the staff and family at Castle Grove:“As the saying goes – ‘No man is an island, you’re only as good as your loyal team’. We have had the pleasure of having some of our team for 20 years or more. A lot of credit goes to their hard work and loyalty,” Mary T said.She paid tribute to her friends in farming who have always supported her over the years. “Some of my best friend and most loyal patrons today were people who introduced me all over the county and accepted me with open arms,” Mary T said.Castle Grove is added to the 2018 Blue BookIt has been a month of major milestones for Mary T as Castle Grove was added to the elite Blue Book collection for 2018.Ireland’s Blue Book recognises the finest Irish country house hotels, historic manor houses, castles and restaurants. Just three venues in Donegal are part of the association. Mary T considered this addition as a pinnacle of success of her career.“The Blue Book was the ultimate goal and we are really looking forward to embracing it,” Mary T said. Castle GroveMary’s daughter Karoline also acknowledged the hard-working team behind the residence.“We are the next generation helping mum, who is still the Ambassador. We are nothing without mum, but without our team, we could never have done it. They care about Castle Grove,” Karoline told Donegal Woman.“We are also grateful for our customers’ support – we have customers coming here for 25 years. Those people, and other people they send here, are helping us along the way and they have become family friends,” Karoline said.Christmas celebrations are the next event in store for Castle Grove, where they will be looking back at a momentous year and looking ahead to exciting times to come in 2018.WATCH: Film follows Mary T of Castle Grove’s success story after Hall of Fame honour was last modified: November 22nd, 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)Tags:castle grove country house hotelHall of FameLetterkenny Chamber of Commercelifetime achievementmary t sweeneylast_img read more


Which Donegal place was Ireland’s hot-spot yesterday?

first_imgThe summer of 2016 as a whole hasn’t delivered amazing weather by any stretch of the imagination, but there have been a few scorchers and Tuesday, August 16 was one of them.Temperatures exceeded 20 degrees all over the country and according to Barra Best of the BBC, Finner in Donegal was one of the hottest places recorded in Ireland yesterday along with Claremorris & Shannon.Hot spots today:25 Claremorris, Mayo25 Shannon, Clare25 Finner, Donegal24 Castlederg, Tyrone24 Magillgan, Derry pic.twitter.com/LfmvcJjeGA— Barra Best (@barrabest) August 16, 2016 Sadly the five-day forecast isn’t much better with localised downpours forecast for Western counties and lots of rain right across the country.There’s a glimmer of hope for Thursday when a new front from the south arrives, bringing with it mostly dry weather.Friday sees a return to cloud, rain and breezy weather, with heavy rainfalland the risk of spot flooding.At the weekend, bands of heavy thundery showers will persist with brisk westerly winds but there will be dry spells with some sun and highs of 20C. Which Donegal place was Ireland’s hot-spot yesterday? was last modified: August 17th, 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:25CdonegalFinnerhotirish weathertemperatureslast_img read more


49ers’ Juszczyk on historically tough 3-game stretch: We’re pretty good ourselves

first_imgBy now, 10 games into a revelatory NFL season, you must have committed the legend of Kyle Juszczyk to heart.Juszczyk is the 49ers’ Swiss army knife who can run, block, catch and play multiple positions — including team muse.Recently Juszczyk (pronounced “juice check”) made an appearance on 95.7 The Game. The obligatory conversation ensued, to wit: Sure the 49ers are 9-1, but they’re about to face three teams in succession, starting with the Packers, currently boasting 8-2 records, and won’t …last_img read more


Why a Script Supervisor is Essential to Your Film’s Success

first_imgEver spent countless hours filming only to discover crucial continuity mistakes, rendering your film a mess? Preserving your film’s continuity is key to maintaining the script’s credibility.You’re on set. The entire crew is hard at work on the last scene before you wrap. The lighting is perfect, your camera operator has an amazing shot, excellent audio, and the actors are all delivering. You complete the scene in a timely fashion thanks to your crew’s excellence. After wrapping your film, post-production immediately begins. In editing, you discover that your film cannot be cut.Despite your crew’s professionalism and excellence, your film lacks consistency: there are tons of continuity errors. Who was maintaining this continuity (or lack of it)? The script supervisor (called the continuity supervisor in the UK) has the extremely important task of maintaining your film’s continuity from shot to shot. They are essentially the editor’s representatives on set.When every shot, action, and motion is consistent in your film, then you have achieved good continuity. The shooting schedule for a film may continue over a period of a few days, months, or even years. This places an even greater emphasis on maintaining proper consistency between shots.Responsibilities of a Script SupervisorIt is the job of the Script Supervisor to make a log of every action that is shot:What was the camera shot (close up, medium, wide, etc)?Were there any technical problems with lighting, camera or audio equipment?Is the take a Print (P), No Good (NG) or BUST?Did your director want you to notate any particular take as the one to stand out?Were there any complaints or special notes from either your DoP (Director of Photography) or director?The majority of feature and short films are shot with only one camera. Of course, the director or DoP may prefer more coverage for a scene. This would entail moving the same camera to various angles and changing focal points and camera lenses for the same scene. Obviously, this can take some time. Maintaining continuity despite this movement can become extremely difficult, but is aided by the help of the script supervisor’s notes. Always plan the extra time to shoot additional takes.If the continuity was broken in any way, enough time should be allotted to correct this. It is the script supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that the film will cut.The Continuity ReportThe script supervisor’s notes are outlined in a continuity report that is created throughout the shooting process. This report should contain the following information:Daily log of the shootParticular action that is occurring in the shotCamera configurationsAudio and picture qualityCrew listTo further avoid continuity errors, an assistant to the script supervisor is usually a necessity. Two sets of eyes are definitely better than one when it comes to catching subtle errors on set. To maximize the impact of the assistant, it is important that they have a different vantage point than the script supervisor.Some mistakes can easily be fixed on set, however if overlooked an expensive reshoot may be your only option. To help avoid that, the assistant can take pictures of each actor’s exact movements, wardrobe, makeup, hair and props. This will help immensely if you’re forced to split a scene up by a few hours, days, or even months.Example of a continuity sheet/ logging form from HabitualFilms:Let’s WrapYou owe it to yourself, the crew and the actors to be on top of your film’s continuity. Hiring a trusted script supervisor will ensure that your film will be cut without having to compromise your edit. Don’t overlook this seldom-discussed, but entirely necessary, on set position!Need a script supervisor for your film? Check out the freelancer profiles over at ProductionHub.last_img read more


Cricket: Twitter world wishes MS Dhoni on his birthday

first_img2 World Cups, 1 Champions Trophy, 3 IPL Titles and the list just goes on. Happy Birthday to one of India’s greatest captains, @msdhoni! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/4t3fNcFiuE— R P Singh (@rpsingh) July 6, 2018 Dhoni’s world cup winning six, but with Titanic theme, for the feels. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/hbirgOg6BU— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) July 7, 2018Also Read:India vs England: England post a win to keep the series alive Wishing @msdhoni bhai a very very happy birthday.🎂✌️ You always have been an inspiration and will continue to do so. May god bless you always. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni— Deepak Chahar (@ChaharDeepak9) July 7, 2018 If birthdays are to reflect and acknowledge one’s success and achievements, Dhoni has 🚁 loads of them. He’s above the rest because he has managed to stay grounded even after having achieved so much in sport #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/qH8w7uujN0— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) July 7, 2018 Advertisement(Image Courtesy: Zee News)Former Indian captain and legend of the game, MS Dhoni who remains the only captain to win all 3 ICC trophies turns 37 today.Making is debut in 2004, MS Dhoni has had a stellar career leading his national side to 3 ICC trophies and also his franchise to 3 IPL titles. He also stands among the top 3 keepers in ODI for claiming the most dismissals.Known throughout the world for his coolness on and off the field and for his tactical moves during the game, Dhoni has earned a lot of respect around the globe. With no intentions of retiring any time soon Dhoni has set sights on the World Cup scheduled to take place next year.Here are some of the tweets that flooded in wishing him on his birthday.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni . May your life be longer than this stretch and may you find happiness in everything, faster than your stumpings. Om Finishaya Namaha ! pic.twitter.com/zAHCX33n1y— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 6, 2018 Advertisement Happy Birthday to a Cricket Yogi and one of the most inspirational leaders across the world, MS Dhoni .May you remain blessed and loved. #HappyBirthdayMsDhoni pic.twitter.com/ie68qVadqF— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 7, 2018 Happy Birthday @msdhoni . Cricket’s greatest finisher and coolest Captain turns 37 today. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) July 7, 2018 A very special birthday wish to one of the legend of Indian Cricket @msdhoni . I wish good health and a long cricketing career. God bless you always #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni @BCCI— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 7, 2018 My SandArt at puri beach with message #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni wish you a successful life , Great year ahead . pic.twitter.com/HD8PbqNkXd— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 7, 2018 Super Birthday celebrations of #Thala! #WhistlePodu💛🦁 Thanks Chinna Thala @ImRaina pic.twitter.com/J3AkmOqTAl— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 7, 2018 Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni .May you continue to entertain ,inspire and provide joy.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/z1DbTUi1iS— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 6, 2018 Walking out of your 500th international match & gracefully walking into the blessed day of India, when a legend like you was born! Wish you a very Happy Birthday brother @msdhoni 🎂You have been my inspiration & will always be! I cherish all our good times! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/YinwMNSAgz— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 6, 2018last_img read more