Pinterest Twitter News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Previous articleInquest jury recommends further investigation into man’s death following crashNext articleSeriously injured man found in Rathmullan News Highland Murder accused back in Derry Magistrate’s Court on assault charges Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – June 11, 2011 WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest A 46-year-old man who is already on remand on a murder charge faced another charge yesterday at Derry Magistrate’s Court.Paul Greatbanks of Bayview Terrace was charged with assaulting a man causing him grievous bodily harm on December 28 last.Greatbanks, who had been remanded into police custody yesterday for questioning appeared with his wrists heavily bandaged.He did not speak during the short hearing and after a detective connected him to the charge he was remanded in custody to appear again on July 7.When Greatbanks appeared on Thursday there were violent scenes in the court as relatives of the man he is accused of murdering shouted abuse and struggled with police officers.For today’s appearance there was a heavy police presence and the court was kept clear of members ofthet public.Outside a few people shouted abuse at Greatbanks as he was led into the court with his head covered in a coat. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds EAC earns second win at expense of struggling Benilde Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast James will be making a seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals after Cleveland dumped Boston, 135-102.He said his goal is not about passing Jordan in titles, points or MVP awards. James is 28 points shy of overtaking Jordan as the postseason’s leading scorer. With 40 more points, James could also become the first player in NBA history to score 6,000 points in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut the Cavaliers superstar says his pursuit is about leaving a legacy to motivate the next generation of players.“It’s just my personal goal to keep me motivated, that’s all,” James said. “You guys are gonna have the conversations about who’s the greatest of all time and things of that nature, it doesn’t matter to me.” MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates after sinking a three point shot during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan’s accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It’s not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA’s greatest player.James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers play the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR He also said he believes that the greatness conversation is discussed more often in the NBA than in other sports.“It’s never talked about (in the) NFL, who’s the greatest quarterback. It’s just like (Dan) Marino, (John) Elway, (Peyton) Manning, (Tom) Brady – all great quarterbacks. It should be the same for us,” James said. “We go out and just try to be as great as we can be every night.“The comparison of always trying to compare people, either living or still playing or not playing – I think it’s great for barbershops.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games
The corruption scandal that has rocked international cricket could engulf the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well with reports claiming that a leading batsman played so “suspiciously” in the event that he had to be moved up the order to stop him from “manipulating matches”.According to a report in The Australian, quoting two unnamed IPL officials, “a leading batsman had played so suspiciously that they could not explain his behaviour.””…both officials agreed that his performances were highly suspect. They did not want him named for fear that it could be traced back to them and lead to retribution in India,” the report stated.The newspaper said the officials found the “player’s performances were puzzling, particularly scoring slowly towards the end of an innings when the opposite should have been happening.””He consistently under-performed and often appeared uninterested or distracted.”The report said IPL officials have also been receiving complaints of “matches being rigged” by various franchises.”He has been under the scanner for a while,” the official said.The newspaper said the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit is “frustrated” with several boards in the subcontinent “for failing to take stronger action against their players after being provided with information about dubious behaviour.The two main targets have been the Pakistan team and the IPL.”The latest report comes in the wake of the ongoing spot-fixing scandal exposed by a British tabloid which has led to the suspension of three Pakistani cricketers — Test captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Aamir and Mohammad Asif — and an inquiry by the Scotland Yard.advertisement
Vitesse coach Slutsky reveals Musonda ‘bitter setback’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVitesse coach Leonid Slutsky has virtually wrote off the season of Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda.On-loan at the Eredivisie outfit, Musonda has been missing since September with a knee injury – and Slutsky admits his recovery hasn’t gone to plan.”It does not look good,” he said.”Musonda will now be fit again at the earliest in February. But beware: then he has to be trained again to become a match fit. Then we talk about the end of March. “And then everything has to go as expected.”For all of us this is a bitter setback.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kurt Zouma: Chelsea kids play with no fearby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKurt Zouma says Chelsea’s young team are still adjusting to eachother’s games.Zouma is relatively new to this particular Chelsea side, which he acknowledges is a work in progress.”We are improving a lot,” the central defender told chelseafc.com. “Last year there were some players out on loan who have come back, like me, so you need time to settle everything. We are getting better and better.”The young guys are here to bring something new, and the older guys are here to calm things down, stop the young guys getting too excited too quickly, and give advice on dealing with the pressure. We have a very strong team because we have that mix. It can be good for everyone.”We have a very young squad but they are talented at the same time. You can see all the guys, Fikayo, Tammy, Mason, Reece who started his first game, have no fear. They just play their football.”All the guys are ready to give advice and help. We are a team. For me they are ready to compete in every game. They will be very important to help the team keep going forward. They have the quality and you can see from the way they’re playing they’re doing very well.”We have a good mix of young and old, everybody speaks to everybody.”
zoomAl Gharafa at Revithoussa Terminal. Image Courtesy: Qatargas Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas has delivered the first LNG cargo on a Q-Flex vessel to Greece’s Revithoussa LNG Terminal.This is the first time that a Q-Flex LNG vessel has called at the terminal ever since it underwent an expansion drive late last year, Qatargas said.The cargo, which was loaded at the Ras Laffan Terminal in Qatar on July 3, 2019, arrived at the Revithoussa Terminal on board the 216,224 cbm Al Gharrafa on July 20, 2019.The Q-Flex cargo is part of a multi-port delivery executed by Qatargas. It is being undertaken in cooperation with the European utility Engie, which will see the second cargo being delivered at the Cartagena LNG terminal in Spain later this month.“This significant delivery is aligned with Qatargas’ strategy to continue growing the ever increasing number of terminals that our Q-Flex and Q-Max vessels can deliver into,” Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, commented.The Revithoussa LNG Terminal is the only LNG terminal in Greece and is located in the Gulf of Megara, west of Athens. It was completed in 1999 and is operated by Greece’s National Natural Gas System Operator (DESFA) S.A. The terminal has lately undergone a substantial expansion drive which increased its storage capacity up to 225,000 cubic meters and upgraded its jetty to accommodate up to Q-Flex size vessels. Revithoussa’s third storage tank was inaugurated in November 2018, significantly increasing the capacity of the facility.Up until this point, Qatargas only delivered cargoes to Greece onboard smaller conventional-size LNG vessels.
On Sunday, December 2nd, The Trevor Project honored international super star Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award and Audi of America with the Trevor 2020 Award at “Trevor Live” in Los Angeles.Katy Perry Honored At Trevor LiveCredit/Copyright: JC Olvera/WireimageAs performers and special guests arrived for Trevor Live, hundreds of thousands of people tuned in online for a special live stream of the red carpet, hosted by WhatsTrending.com. Co-hosts Shira Lazar and Tyler Oakley interviewed dozens of talented supporters of The Trevor Project and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth for a 2-hour live red carpet arrivals show, sponsored by Toyota Financial Services. This high-profile annual event benefits the life-saving, life-affirming work of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ teens and young adults.“Trevor Live,” directed by Adam Shankman, featured performances by Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barrett Foa, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison, Dermot Mulroney, Kayla Radomski, Andrew Rannells, Naya Rivera, Kyle Robinson, Jessica Sanchez, Ryan Teddar, with celebrity Voice of God, Amy Poehler.“Trevor Live” featured special appearances by Christa B. Allen, Justin Bartha, Chris Colfer, Whitney Cummings, Derek Hough, Sarah Hyland, Rashida Jones, Jason Kennedy, Ricki Lake, Samuel Larsen, Jane Lynch, Ashley Madekwe, Gabriel Mann, Joel McHale, Kevin McHale, Pauley Parrette, Connor Paolo, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Brittany Snow, Jenna Ushkowitz, Bebe Wood, and celebrity guest DJ Samantha Ronson!“I am so proud to be honored by The Trevor Project as a Trevor Hero,” said Katy Perry, Trevor Hero Award honoree. “I hope all LGBTQ youth know that they are as valuable as anyone else, that they are amazing and unique, and make the world a more vibrant place. Trevor’s life-saving, life-affirming work helps youth find the future they deserve. I want every young person to choose to have a tomorrow and to dream for the future.”Perry continued, “And if they don’t get to hear it enough, I hope they know that they can pick up the phone to call the Trevor Lifeline, or log on and talk to someone on TrevorChat. It’s okay to ask for help. You are worth it. Make a pledge to yourself to get help if you need it, because we need you in our lives.”“The Trevor Project is proud to have honored Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award and Audi with the Trevor 2020 Award. And thank you to Adam Shankman for again lending his talent as director of Trevor Live, and all the incredible talented performers and presenters who made the event memorable,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO of The Trevor Project. “Trevor Live is where entertainment and cultural change align to send a message to young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth that they deserve a bright future, and it starts the moment you reach out to The Trevor Project.”“On behalf of Audi of America, I would like to sincerely thank The Trevor Project for this recognition,” said Michael Patrick, Media and Entertainment Communications manager at Audi upon acceptance of the Trevor 2020 Award. “Audi is grateful to be able to help encourage LGBTQ youth to take pride in themselves and the communities that support them. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and being a true leader means being unique and being authentic.”The Trevor Hero Award honors Katy Perry for empowering youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community. The Trevor 2020 Award recognizes long-time Trevor supporter Audi of America as a progressive organization that supports the LGBTQ community. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention.
FRESNO, Calif. – A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state’s water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.The board of Westlands Water District, the nation’s largest supplier of irrigation water to farms, voted to withdraw its participation from the project after more than an hour of tense discussions and comments from farmers who overwhelmingly concluded it was too expensive.After the vote, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, said the aging water infrastructure must be modernized.“Failing to act puts future water supply reliability at risk,” he said in a statement. “This vote, while disappointing, in no way signals the end” of the project known as WaterFix.Tuesday’s vote leaves the project’s future in peril, potentially heightening a longstanding feud between typically dry Southern and Northern California, where much of the state’s water originates.Before the 7-1 vote in Fresno, Westlands general manager Thomas Birmingham had urged board members to support the tunnels on the condition that federal officials spread the cost more broadly to make it affordable for the district.“This thing dies,” Birmingham told the board about the decision. “The project will be over.”The vote was the first among several large water districts that have already spent more than $200 million on planning for the tunnels but have not committed to shouldering their share of the hefty construction costs.Water is a fought-over resource in California, which leads the nation in agricultural production, growing nearly half of its fruits, nuts and vegetables.Water for irrigation now flows through a complex system of reservoirs and canals managed by state and federal officials that was built decades ago.The tunnels project calls for building two 35-mile-long (56-kilometre-long) tunnels east of San Francisco to deliver water from the Sacramento River mostly to farms and cities hundreds of miles away in central and Southern California.Backers say the tunnels will stabilize delta flows, bolster endangered fish and ensure a reliable water supply. Critics say the project will be used to drain Northern California dry and further harm native fish.William Bourdeau, executive vice-president at Harris Farms and a Westlands board member, said the economics of the project didn’t pencil out and it came with no guarantee it would produce consistent water supplies years from now.“We would be obligating hundreds of family farms,” Bourdeau said outside the meeting. “That doesn’t make economic sense.”Rather than putting the responsibility on the districts that stand to benefit from the tunnels, Bourdeau said the federal government needs to play a leading role as it did decades ago when it built the current complex of dams and canals.The powerful Westlands agency provides irrigation water to 1,000 square miles (2,590 square kilometres) in the San Joaquin Valley, some of the nation’s richest farmland.Officials in other districts were watching the Westlands vote as they prepare to make their decisions on the project that has been on the drawing board for more than a decade.Opponents representing delta farmers, who long battled against the tunnels, considered the Westlands vote a good day for California. They’d prefer seeing money spent on capturing Californian’s storm runoff and replacing leaky toilets as ways to ease the demand for delta water.“The sooner we can get Gov. Brown to put an end to pushing California WaterFix, the sooner we can get to solutions for California water,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director for Restore the Delta.The vote came a day after The Associated Press reported state plans to put dozens more water agencies and millions of families and farmers on the hook for funding the tunnels.The approach pivots from longstanding state and federal assurances that only water districts that seek to participate would pay, instead shifting responsibility to a broader sweep of districts.Brown is pressing to secure the project before he leaves office next year. Calls and emails to the governor’s press office seeking comment Tuesday were not immediately returned.Westlands farmers had considered delaying their vote in hopes of securing a better deal from federal officials, but Birmingham told them the terms wouldn’t likely change.“There’s just too many unknowns,” said farmer and board member, Larry Enos.“The only guarantee is once we do it, we have to pay the bonds. I can’t get comfortable with it today.”
OTTAWA — Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors’ plan to close its car plant in Oshawa, Ontario puts it on the brink of leaving Canada completely.The head of Canada’s biggest private-sector union represents about 2,500 workers at the factory the carmaker plans to shut at the end of 2019.After meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dias said GM has moved production of five models of vehicles to Mexico and the United States in the past few years, and if the Oshawa plant closes, the company will have only one left here.Dias argues that if General Motors stops making cars in Canada, it would devastate the parts industry and that would cause big trouble for other car companies.He says labour standards in Mexico are low and Trudeau has to work with President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.Dias says the revamped NAFTA deal should help eventually, but the parts that apply to the auto sector won’t kick in for years and by then it could be too late.The Canadian Press