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first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After rocky start, Meralco determined to make some noise in PBA playoffs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)IOWA CITY, Iowa — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 minor boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes.Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the boys into making live videos masturbating. He secretly recorded them showering during trips to tournaments. And in some cases he recorded himself fondling nude players as they slept.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The massive scope of Stephen’s abuse was revealed in a plea agreement filed Thursday after the former Iowa Barnstormers coach pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of minors, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of transporting child pornography in federal court in Cedar Rapids.Stephen’s arrest in March shocked the basketball community in Iowa, where he had long helped lead the Adidas-sponsored traveling program for top youth players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissStephen acknowledged that he had a hard drive containing folders named for 400 different minor boys. Each had explicit photos and videos that he had amassed over the years through his access as coach and administrator of the program for children between ages 9 and 17. Many of the boys who took part in the program have gone on to play college basketball at Division 1 programs.Some images were of boys undressing and showering, captured by recording devices that Stephen secretly placed in hotel bathrooms. Devices designed to look like a bath towel hook and a smoke detector were used at his home in Monticello, Iowa, and his lake cabin in nearby Delhi. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ The agreement notes that the potential sentence he faces will be lengthened due to the number and age of victims, the fact that he engaged in sexual acts and contact with multiple boys, and that he had supervisory control over them.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Stephen also took photos and videos of sleeping boys with their pants pulled down, including recordings of himself touching their genitals.Stephen posed as teenage girls on Facebook and Snapchat and used those profiles to trick boys into giving him explicit images. He would offer to exchange nude videos and photos, telling the boys the types of images to produce. He used software to record live transmissions of the boys without their knowledge, and saved those images as well as their chats.Stephen’s scheme unraveled after his former brother-in-law, Vaughn Ellison, discovered a recording device while remodeling Stephen’s home in February. Ellison gave the device to police after seeing that it contained several videos of boys showering in hotels in Lombard, Illinois, and Ankeny, Iowa. Investigators obtained warrants to search Stephen’s homes, where they found the hard drive and other devices.Stephen’s attorneys have argued that the evidence should be suppressed because it was based on Ellison’s unlawful seizure of a device. A judge rejected that argument earlier this month. The plea agreement allows Stephen to appeal that decision to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.If his conviction stands on appeal, Stephen will face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 180 at sentencing, which hasn’t been scheduled. 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12 01 20

first_imgPhoto: The new posts will highlight some of the town’s past buildings and the history behind them./Kimberley MolinaThe new heritage posts are giving people a peek into Fort St. John’s past.- Advertisement – Deanna Hill is the visitor services co-ordinator for the city. She says there are currently 29 posts being put up and more will be going in later in the year.Hill says the new posts will also have the new name of the Pioneer Pathway.She says the posts are used to highlight the city’s past. These posts have a picture of what an area of the city used to look like several decades ago as well as a description of the history of the building or area.One of the areas of interest included in the project is the area where the restaurant Whole Wheat and Honey is located which was the C.M Finch’s store, one of the original buildings in the city.Advertisementlast_img read more

11 01 20

first_img9:16 AM PDT Wednesday 22 October 2014Freezing rain warning in effect for:Fort NelsonFreezing rain is expected or occurring.Freezing rain is expected over the Fort Nelson region this morning.- Advertisement -Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.Advertisementlast_img

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot search a home when one resident invites them in but another tells them to go away, provoking a strong objection from the new chief justice about the possible impact on battered women. The 5-3 decision put new limits on officers who want to search for evidence of a crime without obtaining a warrant first. If one occupant tells them no, the search is unconstitutional, justices said. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote his first dissent, predicting severe consequences for women who want police to come in but are overruled by abusive husbands. The decision ended a trend of one-sided rulings by the court. About two-thirds of the 30 rulings under the leadership of Roberts have been unanimous, a high number on a court that has in the past been polarized along ideological lines. The court’s liberal members, joined by centrist Anthony M. Kennedy, said that an officer responding to a domestic dispute call did not have the authority to enter and search the home of a small-town Georgia lawyer in 2001 even though the man’s wife invited him in. Janet Randolph called police to the home in Americus, Ga., and – over her husband’s objections – led the officer to evidence used to charge Scott Randolph with cocaine possession. That charge has been on hold while courts considered whether the search was constitutional. The state of Georgia had the backing of the Bush administration and 21 other states that argued cooperation with law officers should be encouraged. The case turned on the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches – with a twist. Justices looked at the rights of people who share their homes – a common situation in America where many households include extended families. “The law acknowledges that although we might not expect our friends and family to admit the government into common areas, sharing space entails risk,” Roberts wrote in a dissent that was almost as long as the main opinion. Justice David H. Souter, the court’s only unmarried member, wrote the majority opinion. “We have to admit we are drawing a fine line,” he said. He said that because there was no evidence of wrongdoing, Janet Randolph’s invitation to enter did not trump her husband’s refusal to let police conduct a search. “Assuming that both spouses are competent, neither one is a master possessing the power to override the other’s constitutional right to deny entry to their castle,” Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in a side opinion. In all, the eight members who participated in the case wrote six different opinions, swapping barbs. Conservative Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas wrote separate dissents. It was surprising, considering that the court in recent months has been harmonious on emotional issues including abortion limits, religious freedom and a protest of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays. Souter called Roberts’ concerns about domestic violence a “red herring.” “This case has no bearing on the capacity of the police to protect domestic victims,” Souter wrote. “The question whether the police might lawfully enter over objection in order to provide any protection that might be reasonable is easily answered yes.” Justice Samuel Alito did not participate in the case, because he was not on the court when it was argued. The case is Georgia v. Randolph, 04-1067.last_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgA man has escaped going to jail after telling a Judge that a cannabis grow-house which Gardai found him in charge of was to help his ill son.Christopher McDaid was found in possession of the drugs when Gardai raided a house in Carrigans in October, 2015. But the father-of-one, aged 33, said he was growing the plants so he could treat his son who had a rare genetic disorder.McDaid appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug and cultivation of cannabis without a license at The Haw, Churchtown, Carrigans on October 23rd, 2015.The accused man’s legal team argued that he was growing the cannabis because he believed it could ease the symptoms of a rare disorder his son suffers from.McDaid, of 41 Farmhill, Foylesprings, Derry, had carried out research into treatments for his ten-year-old son who suffers from Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT), a rare, neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no cure for.When Gardai raided a rented house along the border in the village of Carrigans, they found two grow tents containing ten plants each.Sgt Joe Kealy told the court that more than 80 smaller plants or cuttings were also discovered and that work was underway to increase the size of the operation.The ESB connection to the house and McDaid, who has a degree in marine science, was arrested at the scene after it was put under Garda surveillance.McDaid said the owner was living abroad and said the idea behind the cannabis cultivation was medical – to help treat his son and also his father, who is seriously ill.Barrister Seán MacAodha said McDaid had carried out research into the condition his son suffers.The growing of the plants was to help his son and was not for profit, he said.During his research, McDaid came across the case of a family in Canada with two children who suffer from AT. When treated with cannabis oil, the girl and boy were “walking within two weeks”, Mr MacAodha said.“This was his aim. He was doing it to help his family and they were not to be sold on the street,” he said.Mr MacAodha said McDaid’s son was born in New York, where he and his partner had lived, but they returned home due to the cost in the US of tests the child required.His son was diagnosed with AT in 2009.The maximum lifespan for sufferers of AT is 25, Mr MacAodha said, but for McDaid’s son, it is likely to be closer to 18. However, the latest medical review showed he was “probably looking at less than that”.He said McDaid had been carrying out research for years into the benefits of cannabinoids and the treatment does have a beneficial effect in terms of palliative care and the easing of symptoms.“The difference between the family in Canada or a family in Derry or Donegal, is that the family in Canada can avail of prescriptive cannabinoids but that cannot be done here,” he said.Judge Nolan said the explanation given by McDaid, was a credible one.“It seems he was not in this enterprise for profit and he had no intention of the selling drugs on the market,” Judge Nolan said.The judge said that considering all the factors and that McDaid had no previous convictions, the offence did not merit a custodial sentence.He sentenced the accused to one year in prison but suspended it one year.Man escapes jail after telling Judge cannabis grow-house was for sick son was last modified: February 6th, 2017 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:cannabisCarrigansChris McDaiddonegalGardaigrowhouselast_img read more

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first_imgAnother busy week on the course this week and a lot of really nice scores coming in despite the weather which is good to see, it looks like we might get some good weather for Our Open week which starts on Wednesday so here’s hoping.With the start of the theme nights at the weekend for food all reports in are very good we had a great turn out this weekend, the club will be open from 10am till 9pm every day for food. There are also a nice collection of paintings on view from local artists this week. The qualifiers for the Captains shootout will be posted on the Facebook page for this weekend.11/07/2012 Wednesday Open StablefordBrian McGinley 41 pts.Shaun Cannon 37 pts. botShane Greer 30 pts. Nigel Doherty 37 pts. botCharlie Robinson 21 pts.Dan Canning 22 pts.Css 37 pts.12-Jul-12 4BBB StablefordPaul Smyth/David Alcorn 42 pts. botM Gilfedder/ D Carey 42 pts.n.c. 13/07/2012Friday 14 Hole StablefordPatrick Duffy 31 pts.Brendan Kelly 29 pts.n.c.14/07/2012Open Singles StablefordMartin Agnew 42 pts.William McCallion 40 pts.Brian Wallace 31 pts.Martin McCafferty 39 pts. BOTFergus Friel 22 pts.Johnny Shields 21 pts.Css 37 pts.15/07/2012Gents Club StablefordMichael Kelly 36 pts. BOTDerek Porter 36 pts.William McCallion 24 pts.Sean Duffy 35 pts.Paddy Hegarty 20 pts. BOTKevin Ward 19 ptsCss 35 pts.GOLF: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 17th, 2012 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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first_img Sanchez’s arrival has hindered Martial’s development Martial’s only appearance this season has been in the 3-2 defeat against Brighton when team-mate Alexis Sanchez was injured. To rub salt in his wounds, the 22-year-old was substituted on the hour mark.The attacker has been talking to the club since May about extending his deal beyond the end of the campaign until 2020.However, since the arrival of Sanchez in January, the player has fallen out of favour and is reluctant to commit his long term future to the club until his boss’ future is clearer, according to The Sun. The Frenchman’s future seems to be in doubt Mourinho has never managed a team for more than three years Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman, is keen to keep hold of Martial, who was signed for £57.6million from Monaco in 2015.If Martial fails to sign a contract his value will undoubtedly fall, which will be terrible business for Manchester United. He is hoping to outstay Mourinho, who has a history of leaving clubs after three seasons.The 55-year-old has been under intense scrutiny this season after back-to-back losses against Brighton and Tottenham earlier in the campaign. His side currently sit in tenth place after four games, six points behind Liverpool, Chelsea and surprise package Watford.center_img 3 3 3 Anthony Martial is delaying signing a new contract at Manchester United until Jose Mourinho’s future is clearer.The French forward fell out with his manager during pre-season training in America where, after being given permission to fly home for the birth of his child, failed to return and subsequently earned himself a £180,000 fine.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Earagail Arts Festival has had its first ever international launch – in the political capital of Europe.Fianna Fail MEP Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallager, Clannad’s Máire Ní Bhraonáin and county councillor Patrick McGowan helped get the July festival launched in Brussels.The contemporary and traditional arts festival is 23 years old this year. Ms Ni Braonain, who performed at the opening staged in the European Parliament, said she was a long supporter of the festival but hoped this year it would attract a wider audience.She added that she hoped it would also assist Donegal entrepreneurs to network and form local businesses which would be the key to future growth.MEP Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher said Donegal needed a boost and the Earagail festival was fantastic resource for local people.Details of the festival will be launched over the coming days. It is backed by the Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, Donegal County Council and the EU’s Committee of the Regions.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL GETS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH was last modified: May 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BrusselsEaragail Arts Festivallaunchlast_img read more

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first_imgTOURISHThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Margaret Tourish, Tuber, Carrigans. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Monday, at 1.20pm for 2pm Requiem Mass in St Baithin’s Church, St Johnston, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.O’HANLON The sudden death has taken place of Susan O’Hanlon, 6 Fairgreen Hill, Long Lane, Letterkenny. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Monday, at 9.15am for 10am Requiem Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral,  followed by interment in New Leck Cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 9am.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012 was last modified: January 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAYJANUARY 8last_img read more

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first_imgTaoiseach Enda Kenny had to travel all the way to America to meet his Donegal cousins!The Fine Gael leader travelled to Boston where he attended a function at the Seaport Hotel. But he got a bit of a shock when he was visited by his second cousins, Linda Homsey and Jimmy Nelson.Both are related to the Taoiseach on his late mother Eithne McGinley’s side and both have been to Donegal on many occasions.The late Mrs Kenny, who died last year, was originally form Glencolmcille.Mr Kenny told his two cousins to make sure they call the next time they are in Ireland.  TAOISEACH TAKEN BY SURPRISE BY HIS DONEGAL COUSINS! was last modified: February 25th, 2012 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:bostonCOUSINSEnda KennyGlencolmcillelast_img read more