A 12-member High Court jury on Tuesday returned a unanimous guilty verdict against Leon Albert for the rape of a six-year-old boy.Convicted: Leon AlbertAfter almost two hours of deliberation, the verdict was returned and the indictment read that on June 9, 2012, in the county of Essequibo, Albert engaged in sexual activity with the child.The now convicted rapist was on trial at the Sexual Offences Court of the Demerara High Court before Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall.Defence Attorney Maxwell McKay made an application for a probation report to be prepared before sentencing. The application was granted and Albert will make his next court appearance on September 5, 2019, for sentencing. Additionally, a victim impact statement presented by a senior probation officer on behalf of the victim revealed how troubled the incident had caused the victim to become.“I feel betrayed and sad, thinking of it makes me angry and wish it never happen….I feel it all happened because of me,” the child said in the statement. The State’s case was presented by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s unfortunate,” he said. “But one thing we try to tell our players all the time is it’s not what happens in your life, it’s how you react to it. … That’s what I would have liked to see us do: find a way to win the game and react to it in a better way.” Miami storm watch Georgia Tech’s trip to play the Miami Hurricanes might be rescheduled because of a real hurricane. Tech, Miami and ACC officials plan an 11 a.m. conference call today to discuss how to react to Hurricane Wilma, which forecasters say could hit Florida on Saturday. One possibility: Try to beat the hurricane by playing the game Friday night. The Big East Conference says game officials were wrong in failing to call a penalty on an onside kick by West Virginia in its victory over Louisville. “We’re acknowledging that a mistake was made on the play,” associate commissioner John Paquette said Tuesday. “We don’t have a formal statement on it.” With the Cardinals leading 24-14 in the fourth quarter Saturday, the Mountaineers attempted an onside kick, sending a high looping ball in the air. Louisville receiver Jimmy Riley tried to catch the ball but was hit by a West Virginia player and the Mountaineers recovered. Unlike a kickoff that rolls on the ground, which is fair game for any player after it goes 10 yards, the receiving team must be allowed to field a ball in the air. A penalty flag was thrown but was waved off after an officials’ conference on the field. The Mountaineers kept the ball at their 48, drove for a field goal and scored another touchdown to tie the game and force overtime. The Mountaineers won 46-44 in triple overtime. Louisville coach Bobby Petrino wouldn’t hang the result of the game on that one play. Another possibility: Reschedule the game for Nov. 19, Tech’s lone remaining open date. That would force Miami and Wake Forest to push forward their scheduled ESPN Thursday night game from Nov. 17 to Nov. 12. A third possibility: Keep the game scheduled for noon Saturday on ABC for now and wait to see where the storm goes. “If it follows the course it’s on right now it’s almost dead certain we’ll have to move it one way or the other,” Tech athletics director Dave Braine said. “The safety of the fans and the players is the most important thing so we’re going to do whatever is necessary to take care of those things first.” WR may be released Alabama receiver Tyrone Prothro is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days after breaking two bones in his left leg and developing an infection following surgery. Prothro has been hospitalized the past two weeks, and doctors are optimistic for a full recovery. He most likely will miss the rest of the season. Alabama team physician Les Fowler said Prothro’s family had requested that no details of his status be released since he had emergency surgery following the Florida game Oct. 2. WR out for season Southern Mississippi star receiver Antwon Courington will miss the rest of the season after injuring a knee in last week’s victory over Central Florida. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage in his left knee during the 52-31 victory, the team said. He will have surgery Oct. 26. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fright Fest will feature live entertainment, ghosts, goblins, mazes and plenty of spooky special effects, today and Monday at Six Flag California’s Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Admission: $49.99. Parking: $10. Call (661) 255-4111. Lombardi Ranch will offer thousands of pumpkins to choose from, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides and Scarecrow Alley, today at 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission is free, with a small fee for certain activities. Call (661) 296-8697. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 6:30 p.m. today at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Haunted Jailhouse & Halloween Carnival will feature department displays, game booths, a costume contest and hauntingly fun jail cells, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. A $1 donation is requested. Call (661) 255-1121. Harvest party will feature games, food and candy with the theme “Hail to Our Heroes,” 6-8 p.m. Monday at New Life Assembly of God Church, 27053 Honby Ave., Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2770. To submit an event to the Daily News Halloween Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Majella O’Donnell has branded claims her husband should withdraw from Pope Francis’ concert next month as “daft and ridiculous”.Majella, 58, spoke out as her hubby Daniel’s would-be rival took to the airwaves to say his pro-gay marriage stance should rule him out of the Croker gig.Defiant Majella said ‘the idea of apologising is ridiculous’ after James Kilbane said Daniel’s pro-gay marriage stance should rule him out of Pope gig As previously revealed by the Irish Sun, gospel singer and You’re A Star runner-up James Kilbane said Daniel should apologise or be removed.But defiant Majella shot that down, insisting: “The idea of apologising is ridiculous.”Kilbane said: “How can Daniel O’Donnell perform for the pope when his Yes stance in the gay marriage referendum was directly opposed to the Catholic Church here?“What’s more, I believe Daniel O’Donnell’s stance may have influenced many Catholic people to vote Yes in the Referendum. “Of course everybody is entitled to their opinion and democratic vote but I think the organisers of this event have questions to answer about this choice of act.“How can some artists be at odds with the beliefs of the Catholic Church and yet be booked for a high-profile event for the pope?”But when contacted by the Irish Sun, Majella said: “It’s daft and ridiculous. That’s what I think.“He (Kilbane) is entitled to his opinion but the idea of apologising is ridiculous. It’s so daft and ridiculous, it’s not even worth giving an opinion on. I have no further comment about it.”Asked if Daniel now regretted voicing his pro same-sex marriage views, Majella said: “I doubt it very much.” In the run-up to the 2015 Referendum, singer Daniel explained his backing for Yes, saying: “I just feel we’re discriminating against a lot of people who feel their lives would be better.“I can’t see anything on the other side that will be detrimental. All of the people who know what they’re talking about are telling us it’s absolutely no difference who brings up the children, as long as they’re brought up in a loving environment.”Majella laughs off claims that Daniel should withdraw from Pope gig was last modified: July 26th, 2018 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:daniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnellpapal visitPope Francis
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India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the thick of things after a three-month break as Indian selectors will be picking the squad for the upcoming T20 International and ODI series against South Africa, starting from October 2.There is a possibility that selectors may name squads for T20s and first three ODIs. While there are three T20 internationals slated at the start of the series, the focus for both Dhoni and selectors will be on World T20 which will be held in India in five months’ time.While it was nothing more than an extended practice session, Dhoni again wielded the willow in a charity game two days back at the Oval in London and scored 38 runs in a winning cause.India’s last limited overs series was against Zimbabwe where a second-string side was selected to play under Ajinkya Rahane with as many as seven first team players being rested. Now with Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin all fit and available, some of the fringe players may have to make way for senior stars.The only injury concern right now is Shikhar Dhawan who is recuperating from fractured hand and will get his fitness test done. Opening batsman Murali Vijay, who has become a Test specialist, had a decent Zimbabwe tour and he would like to show his utility in shorter formats.Ambati Rayudu of late has been Dhoni’s preferred choice in place of Ajinkya Rahane for being a better rotator of strike. Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey, two players with decent T20 record, might also get a look in.advertisementThe two new faces that can come in contention are Gurkeerat Singh Mann of Punjab and Mayank Agarwal of Karnataka with both doing well for India ‘A’.While Ashwin is a certainty, it will be interesting to see if selectors prefer Harbhajan Singh as second spinner due to his IPL exploits and his ability to restrict batsmen in shorter format. Ravindra Jadeja has been ignored for Zimbabwe and selectors would like to see him too.Among the pacers, Ishant Sharma, banned for a Test match, might also want to get into the thick of things if selectors give him a chance. Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been two of Dhoni’s trusted seamers in shorter format with Dhawal Kulkarni being the back-up man.Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav are known to be erratic but both might be tried out during the long series as India will be fretting on perfect combination with a megaevent round the corner.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The latest big setback for Barcelona in the Champions League was their 0-0 draw against Slavia Prague in the group stage at Camp Nou as their dodgy La Liga 2019-20 form continues.Now a Forbes article has cited L’Equipe as claiming that the relationship Antoine Griezmann shares with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is not too good. The reports states that neither of the two friends (Messi and Suarez) seem to have forgotten Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico last year and the way he announced it through a documentary. The report further added that it often seems that Suarez and Messi are just ignoring the World Cup winner with France.Furthermore, according to sports website Marca, while FC Barcelona club president Josep Maria Bartmou had hopes that Griezmann’s arrival would once again create a powerful forward line like that of Neymar, Suarez and Messi, injuries to the South American duo and a lack luster form have hindered that plan.With Suarez injured, it was perhaps Griezmann’s time to shine, but the last match only saw four passes between Messi and Griezzman, three of which came from Messi to the Frenchman.But perhaps, the most evident show of Messi’s distrust of Griezmann came during the 35th minute when the five-time Ballon d’Or recipient preferred embarking on a solo run from the halfway line, instead of passing the ball to Griezmann.Does this prove that Messi hates Griezmann?He did a great job creating the chance all by himself though. pic.twitter.com/eW5ULdrZ2N— Juan Velazquez (@juandirection59) November 5, 2019 Messi sent a shot into the crossbar, which was picked up by Slavia keeper Ondrej Kolar.Eagle-eyed football fans, however, were quick to notice it and soon enough one of them put up a video of that moment from the match, alongside the caption, “Does this prove that Messi hates Griezmann?” Antoine GriezmannCamp Nouchampions leagueFC Barcelona First Published: November 8, 2019, 7:14 PM IST
The court, which asked the WFI to give a hearing to SushilThe court, which asked the WFI to give a hearing to Sushil on the issue, told the federations counsel, “This person has done many things in the past. You (WFI) do not discredit him. You call him, talk to him and then decide.””He should be a respected member of the federation. He has won medals. You explain everything to him and as a good sportsman, he will hear you. Keep his dignity and respect and try to sort it out,” the bench told WFIs counsel.The court also issued notices to the WFI and Ministry of Sports seeking their responses on Sushils plea and asked them to file affidavit by May 23. It asked Sushil to, thereafter, file counter to the affidavits within a day or two.Sushil was also present in the courtroom during the hearing.As the proceedings commenced, Sushils counsel told the court that there were two contenders for the one Olympic berth in the 74 kg freestyle category.”World wrestling championship was held in July 2015. I did not participate in world championship due to injury. Another athlete goes to world championship and won a medal and berth for Olympic,” he said.”The important aspect is that as per scheme of Government of India for the Olympics, funds were given for training of sportpersons who have the potential of bagging medal at the Olympics. The petitioner (Sushil) received funds even after Narsingh Yadav won the bronze medal in world championship. I have a reason to go for a shot for the Rio 2016,” he said.advertisementHis counsel further said, “Confusing signals were given to me. I did not have any response from WFI. If selection trial will be carried out, I do not want to miss that. The WFI has failed to follow the guidelines.”To this, the bench said, “See, you cannot undermine the other gentleman (Yadav). He has also won medal. You both are good.”However, Sushils counsel said, “I am only saying lets have a trial”.Countering his submissions, WFIs counsel said that till January 2014, Sushil had participated in 66 kg freestyle category and now he wants to participate in 74 kg category.He said that Yadav had won a bronze medal in the world championship which is “far more tougher than the Olympics”.”In a world wrestling championship, there are 40-50 wrestlers in one category. In Olympics, hardly 18 wrestlers compete in one category. A world championship has a very high standard as compared to Olympics,” the counsel said.WFIs counsel claimed that Sushil was “avoiding” wrestling with Yadav and the Olympic medallist had not participated in the world championship trial as Yadav was there. PTI ABA HMP PPS VMN
Difficult for Spain to win third straight Euro title: Casillas Iker Casillas said that it will be difficult for them to win the third consecutive title of the Euro football championship, although the team has “good players” to do so.Messi has no personality, lacks character to be leader: MaradonaLionel Messi’s commitment to the game has been questioned time and again by Argentina fans as the talismanic forward has struggled to replicate his club form in national colours.Copa America: Venezuela stun Uruguay 1-0 to enter quartersSalomon Rondon scored on a rebound after a shot from midfield struck the crossbar and Venezuela beat Uruguay 1-0 to advance to the Copa America quarterfinals.Rio Games: Sania Mirza conveys choice of mixed-doubles partner to AITAThere is a possibility of Sania Mirza partnering with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles, the category where India have the best chance of winning a medal.Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir granted visa for England tourPakistan pacer Mohammad Amir is set for a return to Test cricket after a five-year ban for spot-fixing which ended in September last year.