first_imgDouble-killer John Gallagher made the shape of a gun with his finger to his brother and pulled the trigger on two consecutive days, a court heard today.The alleged incident happened on May 13th and 14th last outside of Gallagher’s brother Donal’s place of work in Strabane, Co Tyrone.Gallagher, who wore jeans and a hooded top, appeared at Strabane Magistrates Court charged with harassment and making threats to kill. The court had been adjourned from last week to fix bail conditions.The conditions are that John Gallagher not have contact with his brother Donal and also that he should not film him.The court heard that Gallagher, 47, from Grangewood, Strabane pulled up across from his brother’s place of work near the Argos store in Strabane.It was alleged that he made the shape of a gun with his hand and pulled the trigger on two consecutive days.It was also alleged that John Gallagher was filming his brother Donal from within the van.Solicitor Oliver Roche told the court that John Gallagher did have video equipment in his van.H said the reason for that was because several malicious allegations had been made against his client.Investigating PSNI officer Constable Charlotte Church confirmed that video-equipment had been found in John Gallagher’s van.It was examined but it did not show John Gallagher making the alleged gestures.However it did show the location where it was claimed the incident had taken place.Solicitor Oliver Roche said the last sitting of the court had requested contact be made with Gardai in Lifford concerning evidence of a video tape.He claims this tape contains evidence that John Gallagehr’s brother Donal approached him and harassed him during an incident in Lifford some months back.However this contact had not been made and the videotape had not been produced.District Judge Paul Copeland said he was not making a decision on the bail conditionThe court heard there had been allegations made by both sides including Mr Gallagher’s mother who had taken out a safety order against some of her own family.He adjourned the case until June 13th to hear another bail application.A full file on the case will be heard on July 10th next.DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER MADE GUN THREATS TO BROTHER COURT HEARS was last modified: May 30th, 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:Donal GallagherDOUBLE KILLERJohn Gallagherstrabanelast_img read more

Malaika orphans smile on Mandela Day

first_imgAll the love and attention they got on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, is evident on the faces of the children at Malaika Orphanage.In the heart of Hillbrow, a place of despair for many, the young children at Malaika Orphanage beamed on Nelson Mandela Day when they were offered the love and care many children take for granted.GEM (Going the Extra Mile), the mobile rewards platform for volunteers, along with Trace TV and The Sophie A Kanza Foundation, brought smiles to the children of Malaika Orphanage when they hosted them to a photo shoot, a mini concert and face painting.Among those at the orphanage on the day were rapper Emtee and singer Bucie Nqwiliso, who treated the children to a performance, and TV personality Maps Maponyane.Groceries and clothing were also donated to the orphanage on the day.GEM is in partnership with Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part campaign as they work towards the same end.GEM’s relationship with Play Your Part started with a phone conversation between David Shields, co-founder of GEM, and Brand South Africa’s strategic relationship manager for business, Rodney Moloko. This led to the app’s first 10 activations, on Mandela Day last year.“Since then we have grown in leaps and bounds. I would like to think GEM and Play Your Part go hand-in-hand as GEM helps people physically play their part,” said Shields.The turnout varies from activation to activation as volunteers tend to go to places closer to them. “We choose the establishments to help whether or not they fit the GEM profile, which is quite stringent. The place has to be safe, warm and welcoming and some organisations don’t fit those criteria.”THE FOUNDATIONThe Sophie A Kanza Foundation is an NPO operating in the inner city of Johannesburg. It was founded by two sisters, Sophie and Louise Kanza, who were born in Democratic Republic of Congo but have lived in South Africa since they were toddlers.The foundation focuses on collecting and distributing food, clothes and toiletries and recruiting local and African youth as volunteers. This is to show unity in diversity, the sisters say. The foundation also runs the #25Dresses Campaign, which collects matric dance dresses for orphaned girls.“My sister and me grew up with nothing and lived out of the generosity of people until we could fend for ourselves,” said Sophie Kanza. “That has been our single motivation to do good for those in need.”They had decided to use charity as the means to bring people together because they felt it was important for youth to know they could make a difference, regardless of their nationality, race or financial status, she added.ONE NATIONUnity in diversity is the goal of the foundation – building friendships and learning from and about each other’s cultures.“Many ‘foreigners’ are accustomed to congregating among themselves to avoid victimisation,” Sophie Kanza said. “We work to take them out of these comfort zones. Once we work together towards making a difference we learn that we are all the same, brothers and sisters of Africa. Not enemies or threats.”There was a lack of platforms created for dialogue and genuine interaction between locals and immigrants, she added, saying South Africans needed to go into Africa to soak up the culture and experiences so that they could bring them home to share with others.“I believe Africans have an inherited entrepreneurial spirit. Even before paper money, banks, business schools etc. This inherited spirit needs to be nurtured and developed to bridge the gap. Many skills have become income generators, such as hairdressing, dress making etc, many of which are self-taught.”In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, as Nelson Mandela International Day. The purpose of the declaration was to “honour the long history of Mandela’s leading role in the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa”.The day is celebrated with 67 minutes of doing something good and trying to make every day Mandela Day.last_img read more

Uma Sharma presents Nritya Abhinaya on Meera Bhajan

first_imgPadma Bhushan Dr Uma Sharma presented a programme of Nritya-Abhinaya (Kathak) to celebrate Janamashtmi with her disciples of Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan (Uma Sharma School of Dance and Music). More than 400 people gathered to enjoy the evening at the India International Centre, on August 24, 2019.The programme featured her ‘Abhinaya’ on Radhe – Govind, which was a unique dance presentation consisting of traditional Raas of Brindavan with classical Kathak. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe items performed to celebrate Krishna Janmasthami were based on the Leelas of Krishna such as the ‘Kalia Mardan Leela by the disciples of Dr Uma Sharma’. (It is the story of Krishna going into a pond to retrieve his ball, finding the serpant Kalia there, and deciding to punish him for wanting to kill his village people.) To satisfy and pacify the gopies Krishna started the Maharaas dance which is a spiritual experience. With his supreme powers he multiplied his form so that each gopi felt that Krishna was at her side and dancing with her alone. Another performance by Dr Uma Sharma’s senior disciple Radhika Shah, where Krishna dances with the milkmaid on ‘Brindaban Kunjan Racho Raas Aali – Aali Ban Mali, Nirtat Sab Sakhi De Taali’, was breathtaking. Uma Sharma presented the Abhinaya based on Meera Bhajan ‘Vaari – Vaari Shyam Hoon Vaari’ and a bhajan based on the poem written by Surdas which also shows Makhan Chori Leela.last_img read more

SELECTMEN NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting May 29

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).There is a great deal of of noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Town Accountant Mike Morris will provide a review of the town’s Standard & Poors rating.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information about recent fire lieutenant appointments.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information about recycling collection services.Town Manager Jeff Hull will provide information about the interview schedule for Town Counsel candidates.DPW Director Mike Woods will provide information about unaccepted ways.Selectmen will receive information about the success of AARP’s recent Income Tax Assistance Program at the Senior Center.Selectmen will consider authorizing bond insurance.Selectmen will consider a request from Verizon and RMLD to relocate three poles on Adams Street.Selectmen will consider a request to hold a Neighborhood Block Party on Jacobs Street on June 16.Selectmen will consider a request to use the Gazebo at Rotary Park on July 27 at 5:30pm for a wedding ceremony.An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6:15pm to discuss the Ristuccia Arena.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple typically live-tweets the meeting HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Need For Fire Substation At Wednesday, August 7 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government” read more

Nine automotive gift ideas for your graduate

first_img Car Games and Apps Auto Tech Roav Bolt puts the power of Google Assistant in your… • Aug 29 • Best college laptops for 2019 Rather than a road trip, your grad may just want to veg out for a few weeks (or the entire summer) playing video games. If you want to indulge them, have we got the gift idea for you: the CSL Elite racing wheel for Xbox One and PC. Coming in at under $400, the CSL wheel is a neat piece of kit featuring a multicolor-LED center stripe atop an integrated rpm readout. The wheel also offers myriad adjustability and feedback torque of up to 4.4 pound-feet.Preorder at Fanatec Education is the gift that lasts a lifetime. In this case, DirtFish rally school may even be able to extend a lifetime. There’s no such thing as being too skilled behind the wheel, especially when you remind yourself that a motor vehicle is a flammable, fuel-powered, 4,000-pound weapon. With great power comes great responsibility. Advanced driver training is a fun way to learn how to be more responsible behind the wheel. In addition, your graduate will probably appreciate being able to add rally training to his or her humble-brag armamentarium.DirtFish rally school is located in Snoqualmie, Washington, with two-hour courses starting at $499, but the school also offers five-day programs and even private instruction. Consequently, finishing rally training would make your loved one a double-grad, likely necessitating another present, but we’ve got plenty more gift ideas remaining.See at DirtFishApple CarPlay/Android Auto head unitEnlarge ImageThe XAV-AX5000 is a solid grad gift. Sony Let’s face it: buying a new car is a well-off person’s game. College and high-school graduates are typically cash-strapped, which means they’re likely driving older vehicles sporting outdated technology. But you can get your grad in step with the times by hooking them up with an aftermarket head unit that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.The 6.95-inch Sony XAV-AX5000 at $400 is a solid, low- to midpriced choice, but if you really feel like splurging, Alpine’s 7-inch iLX-107 is sweet. At that price point, the system offers wireless Apple CarPlay (but no Android Auto). Very few brand-new cars come with wireless smartphone-mirroring tech, so this system would actually put your grad ahead of the curve.See Sony XAV-AX5000 at Amazon See Alpine iLX-107 at AmazonAnker Roav Bolt Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Graduation season is here. You’ve cleared your schedule to attend the ceremony and perhaps the related party, but what about the gift? If you’re coming up dry for ideas, we’ve got your salvation below.Whether your grad is planning an epic post-college road adventure, or simply wants to stay home and spend a few weeks forgetting everything he or she studied for that last round of finals, we’ve got thoughtful gift ideas that are sure to please your loved one.DirtFish rally school Is your graduate is a fan of Google Assistant? Do they constantly use a Google Home Mini in their dorm or apartment? What if your loved one were able to bring the power of Google Assistant into his or her older ride? Well, now they can with the Anker Roav Bolt.At $50, the Roav Bolt is a much cheaper way to get modern tech smarts into an older vehicle. Simply plug the Bolt into a cigarette lighter, then connect the device to an AUX jack. Once the Bolt pairs with the driver’s smartphone, your grad can then make phone calls, send text messages, request driving directions or even switch off a light back home, all hands-free.See at WalmartRoadside emergency kitBlikzone roadside emergency kitEnlarge ImageThink of the Blikzone roadside emergency kit as peace of mind in a briefcase. Blikzone While roadside emergencies aren’t the happiest things to think about, being prepared for them is a good step toward mitigating the risks a young person may encounter on the road.For less than $80, the 81-piece Blikzone roadside emergency kit will provide your grad with most everything he or she needs to keep safe while stranded. The kit includes items such as jumper cables, an air compressor, tire repair kit, tow strap, a flashlight, mylar blanket and rain poncho. In the event your grad gets trapped, the kit also includes a seat belt-cutter and a safety hammer to break windows. Altogether, the kit weighs less than 9 pounds and fits inside a briefcase-size bag for easy trunk storage. (Note: the hammer and cutter should be stored within the driver’s reach, perhaps in the glovebox.)See at AmazonAAA membershipAAA Automobile Club MembershipEnlarge ImagePeace of mind in a card. AAA One limitation of a roadside emergency kit is that it can’t tow your grad’s broken-down car, but a AAA (American Automobile Association) membership can. The auto club’s roadside assistance program can also splash up your grad’s gas tank in the event they run out of fuel, render assistance if they lock their car with the keys inside, change a tire and even change a battery.On top of that, at around $50 per year, a AAA membership unlocks access to rental car discounts, reduced hotel rates and even cheaper movie tickets, among myriad other perks. In certain regions, if you’re already a AAA member, buying a gift membership could mean a reduced renewal fee for your own membership or a complimentary upgrade to a higher-tier membership with even more benefits. Sometimes it pays to give.See at AAABluetooth OBD-II ScannerAutophix 3210 Bluetooth OBD-II ScannerEnlarge ImageA device like this can save a lot of headaches. Autophix One way to decrease the likelihood your grad will need to use the aforementioned roadside emergency kit or AAA membership is by arming them with an OBD-II diagnostic scanner. The Autophix 3210 is a $45 Bluetooth gadget with an associated app (for both iOS and Android devices) that not only gives the user vehicle component fault codes, it also gives detailed lists of what specific issues could be causing those codes to pop up. This is definitely the OBD-II scanner to buy if your grad lacks knowledge in automotive matters.See at AmazonLyft gift card Jun 26 • Dorm TVs and more: Best back-to-school streaming boxes and TVs Read More reading • Nine automotive gift ideas for your graduate Now playing: Watch this: Jun 23 • The Apple Watch is still on sale starting at $199 at Amazon and Walmart Aug 23 • 11 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm roomcenter_img Grads Tech Gift Guide Share your voice These are our 15 favorite gifts for grads in 2019 14 great graduation gifts for under $50 9 great graduation gifts under $100 Best gifts for grads from $100 to $250 Best streaming boxes and TVs for your grad Laptop, PC and tablet gifts for grads Best phones to gift to your grad Best headphones for grads Best wireless speakers and audio for grads Best gifts for grads looking to stay fit Gifts for the graduating gamer Gifts for foodie grads The best graduation gifts for a first apartment The Cheapskate’s top gift picks for grads Nine automotive gift ideas for your graduate Tags Perhaps your graduate is without wheels, but in this day and age of rideshare services, that’s no longer as painful of an issue as it was a decade ago. It’s also easy as heck to give the gift of a Lyft ride. You don’t even need to set foot in a store or even hand your grad a card.All you need to do is open your Lyft app, hit the menu button in the upper-left-hand corner, tap “Promos” and select “Gift Lyft to friends.” From there, you can select your gift amount, enter your grad’s information, and boom! In a matter of seconds, you’ve boosted your stock with your just-graduated loved one. (You can also just as easily send Lyft credits via at LyftFuel gift cardClose-Up of Woman Refueling CarEnlarge ImageGas up your grad’s road trip. RunPhoto/Getty Images If your grad is planning a post-college, cross-country road trip, a gas card goes a long way, pardon the pun. According to fuel retailing industry publication CSP, at 14,000-plus gas stations across America, Shell currently holds more than a 12 percent market share. A gas card from that brand would mean less time spent searching for the nearest Shell station, and ultimately, a happier graduate.The Big Oil brand’s next-strongest competitor, ExxonMobil, is 3,000 stores shy of Shell’s site count.If you’re not keen about giving money to Big Oil, similarly to how you can gift Lyft credits, you can also send your grad a ChargePoint gift card to juice up at any of the electric vehicle charging network’s 64,000-plus locations.Racing wheel 2018 Honda Accord: Turbo engines, sharper design and more space 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e review: Premium plug-in hybrid feels like an efficiency half-step 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2:04 0 More From Roadshow See All Post a commentlast_img read more

Trump pressed to levy harsh response to Khashoggi killing

first_imgPresident Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.Trump says that Saudi Arabia is a “spectacular ally” and that he’s not convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto leader, was directly responsible for the 2 October slaying of the editorial columnist for The Washington Post inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.But there are increasing calls for more action amid a growing consensus that the crown prince, who controls virtually all major levers of power in Saudi Arabia, must have known about the operation.The pressure is coming from Democrats and Republicans in Congress and U.S. allies abroad.France’s top diplomat said Monday that his country was mulling sanctions against Saudi Arabia. Germany on Monday announced that it has banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe’s border-free Schengen zone because of their suspected connections to the killing. German officials, who earlier banned new weapons exports to Riyadh, also said they are halting previously approved arms exports.Over the weekend, Trump called reports that the crown prince ordered the killing “premature.” He said that it was “possible” and that it was also possible that people will never know the truth.“Donald Trump just says, ‘Will anybody really know?’ as if our intelligence agencies are incapable of making an assessment,” senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Monday.He said CIA Director Gina Haspel and National Intelligence director Dan Coats need to “come out and provide the American people and the Congress with a public assessment of who ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.”Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat insists that the crown prince had “absolutely” nothing to do with Khashoggi’s death, but U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that he ordered the killing, according to a U.S. official familiar with the assessment. Others familiar with the case caution that while it’s likely that the crown prince had a role in the death, there continue to be questions about the degree to which he was involved.Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that Trump on Tuesday would review information about Khashoggi’s death and then make his decisions about the United States’ “enormously important strategic relationship” with Saudi Arabia, which is aligned with the United States in pushing back against Iran.The president leaves Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago, his estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The following week, the president and the crown prince will attend the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. Saudi media reported Monday that the crown prince will be present, bringing him face-to-face with Trump and leaders from Turkey, Canada and Europe, among others.The United States has stepped up its opposition to Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen. Saudi airstrikes in the war in Yemen have killed thousands of civilians.In recent weeks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis have called for a cease-fire in Yemen, and the U.S. has announced it would stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting the Houthis. The U.S. also has sanctioned 17 Saudi officials suspected of being responsible for or complicit in the killing.Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says sanctioning people who are already imprisoned — including some facing the death penalty in connection with the killing — will have little effect. Paul said the president should cut off arms sales to the kingdom, an action that Trump has repeatedly said he did not want to take.Late last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that calls for suspending weapons sales to Saudi Arabia; sanctions on people who block humanitarian access in Yemen or support the Houthi rebels; and mandatory sanctions on those responsible for Khashoggi’s death.“There must be a transparent, credible investigation into Khashoggi’s murder,” New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in introducing the bill with two Democratic and three Republican colleagues.“On Yemen, the administration’s recent decision to suspend U.S. aerial refueling for the Saudi coalition absent an actual strategy for ending this conflict is empty action,” he said.Some foreign policy experts advocate for a complete reset on relations with Riyadh.Emile Nakhleh, a former member of CIA’s senior intelligence service, said that since the crown prince assumed power three years ago, he has turned his country into a “strongman autocracy” that can’t be trusted.“His ruthless power grab, repression of potential challengers within his family, and crackdown on all opposition to his policies and projects inside and outside of Saudi Arabia have put American-Saudi relations at risk,” Nakhleh wrote in an op-ed Monday in the online intelligence newsletter The Cipher Brief. “He feels empowered to crush his potential rivals within the ruling family by his close relationship to President Trump and Jared Kushner.”Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, has worked with the crown prince on various issues, including on how to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.last_img read more

Hurricane Harvey Affects Consumer Price Index

first_imgListen Share 00:00 /00:08 Twitter user @NBCDFWRising Gas PricesThe Labor Department says consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in eight months in September. Gasoline prices surged 13.1 percent in the wake of hurricane-relate refinery disruptions, accounting for 75 percent of the rise in the Consumer Price Index. In addition, the economy lost 33,000 jobs as a result of the storms, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics records slower job gains. Patrick Jankowski is the chief economist with the Greater Houston Partnership.“You know, if someone says U.S. GDP is gonna dip because of the hurricane that hit Houston, I’m actually kind of flattered, because that tells you just how important Houston is to the rest of the U.S. economy.”  Flood-related store closings harmed sales tax collections. But there’s a 1.6 percent jump in retail sales, as reconstruction and clean-up efforts boost demand for building materials and replacement cars.  X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Textile Minister launches Galleria Intima 2015

first_imgTaking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently launched “Make in India” forward, Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI) organised a 2-day trade fair which focussed on intimate wear manufacturing in India. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge) inaugurated the exhibition on Wednesday. The Joint Secretary for Textile Exports, Sunaina Tomar was also present. A white paper on ‘Make in India, Make for the World: Developing India as a quality intimate supplier for global markets’ was also simultaneously released by the Textile Minister. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This year, in the fourth edition of India’s biggest intimate apparel trade fair, Galleria Intima will be in focus in order to to transform it as the next major hub of intimate wear manufacturing. The exhibition showcased everything from fibres to laces as well as hooks and packaging. Visitors from a wide variety of sectors including brand owners, manufacturers of intimate wear, designers, export houses, large format retailers, online retailers, buying houses were part of it. More than 1000 brands from India, as well as 80 exhibitors from more than 10 countries and 15 Chinese companies participated, making Galleria Intima 4.0 an all-encompassing platform for intimate apparel. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSantosh Kumar Gangwar said, “Our honourable Prime Minister’s call of Make in India is deeply etched in the soul of the country. Our textile industry is capable of manufacturing products of high global demand. One of our USPs is the creation of beautiful traditional motifs by our highly skilled manpower. The intimate wear industry is highly capable of increasing the exports of the nation to European, Japanese and American markets. With domestic demand on the rise, it is also important for good quality products to be manufactured within the country to replace imports.”last_img read more