Dear Editor,I have just had the benefit of reading the press reports of the acting Commissioner of Police on the location of Mr. Lyte at the time of the events which led to the deaths of three men on the 15th March 2018.It is unfortunate that the acting Police Commissioner — who indicated support for the officers of the Guyana Police Force involved in the incident, and voiced his opinion on the events which occurred on March 15th, 2018 — would choose to publicly challenge a citizen who was brave enough to come forward and provide a statement, especially since he has not had the benefit of interviewing that citizen.Needless to say, the absence of confidence which several eyewitnesses expressed to me and other independent investigators about the ability of the Guyana Police Force to protect their safety when their own officers are the subject of the allegation of murder, has been confirmed by the statements of the Commissioner.I confirm that on Monday afternoon Mr. Lyte met with Mr. Paul Williams, Crime Chief, in the Office of the Crime Chief at Eve Leary. The sole purpose of going to the Crime Chief’s Office was for Mr. Lyte to give a statement. The senior officer whom Mr. Williams contacted was not available at the time, and we agreed that we would return on Tuesday at lunchtime.In the intervening period, Mr. Lyte contacted me and expressed the collective fear of his entire family regarding his safety and protection.In an effort to persuade him that his fears were exaggerated, I attended his home, where I spoke with his grandmother and sister, both of whom were adamant that he would not be attending any Police station, as they were afraid for his safety and that of their family.I confirm that I attended the Softball Association of Guyana’s ground on Carifesta Avenue on Wednesday morning, where I spoke with a person who described himself as a supervisor, who confirmed the presence of Mr. Lyte at the location on March 15th 2018, but said he was not on the roof at the time of the shooting.I subsequently learnt from another source that the contractor was interviewed by the Police prior to my arrival, and was in fear of losing his contract with the Government to repair the building.Earlier this morning, we delivered a letter to the Commissioner of Police, expressing the exact fear of Mr. Lyte. A copy of the letter is attached for your benefit.Today I have personally interviewed two additional eyewitnesses who were at much closer proximity to the shooting, and whose line of sight was considerably more proximate than that of Mr. Lyte. Copies of their statements, with redactions to protect their identities, are attached.I also spoke to both the Minister of Public Security and the Crime Chief about the fears of the witnesses regarding their safety. This was prior to the Commissioner’s statements, issued later this afternoon.In light of the considerable fear and apprehension felt by eyewitnesses, who have provided me with statements of the events of March 15th 2018, the family of Mr. Cordis is of the opinion that it is beyond the capacity of the Guyana Police Force to conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the death of Dexroy Cordis.These statements have disclosed a frightening chronology of events, which have cast not only grave doubts on the version of events provided by the Commissioner of Police, but include a recount of one of the Police officers turning his guns on a group of persons who were playing football at the Guyana National Service ground when they were observed looking on at the events. A copy of these statements with the sensitive details is also attached.Both of these witnesses have expressed little confidence in the ability of the Guyana Police Force to protect them, and in light of the public statements and treatment of Mr. Lyte by the Commissioner of Police, who commented with the benefit of an interview with him, the fears of the two witnesses along with that of Mr. Lyte are now fully justified.I personally telephoned both the Minister of Public Security and the Crime Chief today to express these fears.The family of Mr. Cordis is now of the firm belief that the Guyana Police Force cannot be trusted to conduct a fair investigation into the deaths of these young men, and consequently wishes to call for a full, independent investigation into the events of the 15th March 2018.Also, I am not sure whether the good commissioner was a member of the Guyana Police Force when I took Mr. George Bacchus, a whistle blower on the phantom squad, to the Guyana Police Force, after having taken him to the United States Embassy.My recollection is that despite the sterling efforts of the Guyana Police Force to protect Mr. Bacchus, he also died of unnatural causes.The more things change…Yours sincerely,C.A. Nigel Hughes.Partner.
Some ladies show steely determination during today’s race. Picture by Gary Foy.ANOTHER great turn-put for the RunDonegal Women’s 5k in Stranorlar this morning.Fionnuala Diver from Letterkenny AC took the honours. More pix later. Run Donegal Womens 5k ResultsPlace Number Name Time Category Club1 1885 Fionnuala Diver 00:17:51 SW Letterkenny A C 2 1905 Catriona Devine 00:18:28 SW Finn Valley A C3 498 Noleen Porter 00:19:09 MW Finn Valley A C4 486 Catherine Dooher 00:19:26 SW Finn Valley A C5 1844 Kay Byrne 00:19:37 MW Finn Valley A C6 1857 Mary Connoly 00:20:09 SW Finn Valley A C7 468 Gillian Marley 00:20:19 JW Milford A C8 1929 Cliodhna Dunne 00:20:46 SW Finn Valley A C 9 330 Martina Hegarty 00:20:54 SW Unattached10 1917 Karen Gallagher 00:21:12 JW Letterkenny A C11 388 Karen Duffner 00:21:18 SW Finn Valley A C12 1893 Sharon Black 00:21:28 SW Letterkenny A C 13 488 Catherine McKinley 00:21:36 SW Individual14 1829 Helen McLaughlin 00:21:46 SW Individual15 1962 Jane McGinley 00:21:49 SW Individual16 1900 Laura Lee Penrose 00:22:00 JW Finn Valley A C17 1971 Valerie McGuire 00:22:00 MW Finn Valley A C18 1854 Shannon Craig 00:22:03 JW Lifford A C19 345 Margaret Reid 00:22:04 MW Individual20 462 Emma McGee 00:22:12 SW Individual21 319 Annette Crumlish 00:22:15 SW Individual22 347 Frances Cairns 00:22:19 MW Castlefin Runners23 356 Ashlean McGeehan 00:22:20 SW Finn Valley A C24 1927 Ciara Finnegan 00:22:31 JW Letterkenny A C25 1926 Arlene Crossan 00:22:32 JW Letterkenny A C26 1859 Leanne Kelly 00:22:33 JW Finn Valley A C27 285 Maria McGonagle 00:22:39 SW Finn Valley A C28 447 Breda Byrne 00:22:39 SW Glenties CLCG29 492 Lynn Crawford 00:22:43 SW Individual30 1886 Maria Boyle 00:22:51 SW Finn Valley A C31 482 Belinda McArdle 00:22:53 SW Individual32 491 Laura Moore 00:23:00 SW Individual33 1933 Sean Swan O’Donnell 00:23:00 SM Individual34 496 Elaine Gillen 00:23:00 SW Individual35 1972 Emma Lawne 00:23:07 SW Individual36 449 Brona Heverin 00:23:11 SW Individual37 1873 Alsion McMonagle 00:23:13 SW Individual38 337 Sharon Hamilton 00:23:19 SW Finn Valley A C39 442 Imelda Gallagher 00:23:23 SW Individual40 246 Caroline McNulty 00:23:25 SW Individual41 343 Amy McNulty 00:23:30 JW Finn Valley A C42 256 Eliose Carlin 00:23:36 JW Finn Valley A C43 393 Goretti Marley 00:23:37 SW Finn Valley A C44 295 Margarey McGlynn 00:23:39 SW Glenties CLCG45 444 Eimear McDermott 00:23:47 SW Finn Valley A C46 258 Emear Kelly 00:23:48 JW Finn Valley A C47 254 Shauna Finn 00:23:48 JW Finn Valley A C48 298 Aisling Kelly 00:23:51 SW Individual49 278 Deborah Conroy 00:23:52 SW Lifford A C50 1846 Andrea McGavigan 00:23:53 SW Lifford A C51 296 Ann Marie Dalton 00:23:55 SW Individual52 487 Ann Robinson 00:23:56 SW Individual53 1920 Shannon McLaughlin 00:23:56 SW Individual54 378 Sharon Thompson 00:23:57 MW Finn Valley A C55 1852 Claire MacIntyre 00:24:00 SW Individual56 1876 Mary Bond 00:24:02 MW Finn Valley A C57 1877 Nancy McNamee 00:24:02 MW Finn Valley A C58 1835 Alsion Stoddart 00:24:04 SW Individual59 281 Majella McLaughlin 00:24:06 SW Finn Valley A C60 480 Junya McGrory 00:24:11 SW Individual61 479 Grainne Gallagher 00:24:11 SW Individual62 454 Henrietta Elves 00:24:11 SW Inishowen A C63 1834 Agnus Ryan 00:24:12 SW Milford A C64 497 Jenny Shields 00:24:13 SW Individual65 1871 Kathleen Dwohan 00:24:14 SW Individual66 467 Caroline Marley 00:24:15 SW Milford A C67 1930 Joanna Campbell 00:24:20 SW Finn Valley A C68 445 Danelle Boyce 00:24:22 SW Glenties CLCG69 264 Ruth McCrudden 00:24:25 MW Letterkenny A C70 240 Sinead McMenamin 00:24:32 SW Castlefin Runners71 1951 Martin Murphy 00:24:33 SM Finn Valley A C72 475 Frances Doherty 00:24:35 SW Individual73 1948 Bernie McMenamin 00:24:38 SW Finn Valley A C74 332 Stacey Blake 00:24:46 JW Individual75 269 Annmarie Roche 00:24:47 SW Individual76 459 Marie Brennan 00:24:47 SW Individual77 351 Diane Gallagher 00:24:48 SW Finn Valley A C78 1931 Emma Speight 00:24:48 JW Finn Valley A C79 1860 Lorraine Tourish 00:25:00 SW Individual80 310 Tina Smyth 00:25:00 SW Unattached81 375 Mary Martin 00:25:08 SW Finn Valley A C82 1870 Anthea Hegarty 00:25:12 SW Lifford A C83 244 Mary Rice 00:25:18 SW Killybegs A C84 485 Gaynor Hyndley 00:25:19 SW Finn Valley A C85 469 Catherine Carney 00:25:20 SW Individual86 1891 Gerardette McLaughlin 00:25:21 SW Individual87 398 Marcella McBride 00:25:31 SW Castlefin Runners88 477 Amy McGill 00:25:33 JW Individual89 366 Elaine Grant 00:25:34 SW Finn Valley A C90 1863 Brid McGinty 00:25:34 SW Individual91 1988 Jo McGlinchey 00:25:37 SW Individual92 1843 Colleen McDaid 00:25:37 SW Individual93 1842 Sandra Whoriskey 00:25:39 SW Individual94 261 Patricia O’Donnell 00:25:39 SW Individual95 1840 Sarah Wilis 00:25:55 SW Individual96 1925 Bernie Crossan 00:25:55 MW Individual97 1826 Jayne Thompson 00:26:04 SW Individual98 326 Carla Delaney 00:26:06 SW Individual99 291 Maureen Doherty 00:26:07 SW Individual100 461 Courtney O’Brien 00:26:09 SW Individual101 379 Charmain O’Brien 00:26:09 SW Finn Valley A C102 233 Irene McNulty 00:26:10 SW Castlefin Runners103 277 Marie Duffy 00:26:13 SW Individual104 1908 Catriona Mulhern 00:26:18 SW Individual105 1855 Kathleen Craig 00:26:20 JW Lifford A C106 279 Cora Harvey 00:26:21 SW Finn Valley A C107 1838 Laura Black 00:26:22 JW Individual108 458 Bernie Martin 00:26:23 SW Individual109 1824 Mary Harold 00:26:24 SW Finn Valley A C110 322 Shauna Kelly 00:26:25 SW Finn Valley A C111 293 Deirdre Friel 00:26:26 SW Individual112 1879 Martina Carr 00:26:27 MW Finn Valley A C113 1980 Labhaoise Maguire 00:26:30 SW Individual114 1978 Andrea McGowan 00:26:35 SW Finn Valley A C115 400 Lisa McGlynn 00:26:40 SW Castlefin Runners116 265 Rosaleen Greene 00:26:40 SW Individual117 346 Carmel McConnell 00:26:40 MW Castlefin Runners118 352 Siobhan Houston 00:26:42 SW Finn Valley A C119 370 Aisling Gallagher 00:26:43 SW Finn Valley A C120 289 Caroline McElwaine 00:26:48 SW Individual121 1970 Bernie McGuire 00:26:48 SW Finn Valley A C122 336 Sinead Collins 00:26:48 SW Finn Valley A C123 1979 Dympna McGinty 00:26:49 SW Finn Valley A C124 450 Bernie Molloy 00:26:50 SW Individual125 305 Rachel Robinson 00:26:55 SW Individual126 1977 Ciara Crosson 00:26:55 SW Individual127 1865 Saorla McGarrigle 00:26:56 JW Individual128 1882 Ronnie Sweeney 00:26:57 SM Inishowen A C129 1856 Patricia McLaughlin 00:26:59 SW Inishowen A C130 457 Lyndsy Melly 00:26:59 SW Individual131 353 Jennifer Pearson 00:27:00 SW Finn Valley A C132 362 Emma Bates 00:27:06 SW Finn Valley A C133 249 Lynn McGowan 00:27:11 SW Individual134 1934 Colleen O’Brien 00:27:16 SW Finn Valley A C135 250 Margaret Doherty 00:27:21 SW Individual136 312 Paula Jansen 00:27:21 SW Finn Valley A C137 1861 Teresa McLaughlin 00:27:21 SW Individual138 361 Emma McLauglin 00:27:22 SW Finn Valley A C139 357 Cliona Rushe 00:27:23 SW Finn Valley A C140 311 Lucy Costello 00:27:24 JW Individual141 290 Marie McAterr 00:27:33 SW Individual142 389 AnnMarie Lynch 00:27:35 SW Finn Valley A C143 363 Grainne Graham 00:27:35 SW Finn Valley A C144 1990 Leanne Duffy 00:27:37 SW Individual145 456 Regina McHugh 00:27:39 SW Individual146 372 AnnMarie Gibbons 00:27:41 SW Finn Valley A C147 283 Denise Espey 00:27:45 SW Individual148 1822 Margaret McCunnell 00:27:47 SW Finn Valley A C149 1909 Maureen Gallagher 00:27:49 SW Individual150 1828 Marcus Crawford 00:27:50 SM Individual151 333 Ann Marie Reynolds 00:27:50 SW Individual152 399 Lisa McGlinchey 00:27:53 SW Castlefin Runners153 232 Julie McNamee 00:27:54 SW Castlefin Runners154 1928 Shauna McGeehan 00:27:55 JW Letterkenny A C155 1887 Tina McHugh 00:28:03 SW Individual156 1904 Irene MCFadden 00:28:06 SW Letterkenny A C157 354 Hilary Pearson 00:28:06 SW Finn Valley A C158 385 Fiona Colreavy 00:28:07 SW Individual159 1848 Linda McBEth 00:28:15 SW Individual160 443 Edwina Sweeney 00:28:16 SW Individual161 273 Edel Gildea 00:28:16 SW Finn Valley A C162 1963 Jacqueline Friel 00:28:17 SW Individual163 1939 Martina McDaid 00:28:19 SW Individual164 377 Laura McGowan 00:28:19 SW Individual165 376 Lisa Ferguson 00:28:22 SW Individual166 1869 Avril Larkin 00:28:22 SW Individual167 355 Tina McGlynn 00:28:23 SW Finn Valley A C168 1827 Trevor Kilpatrick 00:28:24 SM Individual169 1936 Stephanie Cazytown 00:28:25 SW Finn Valley A C170 247 Rosemary Boggs 00:28:27 SW Lifford A C171 1853 Mary Lyons 00:28:28 SW Individual172 1907 Pauline O’Connor 00:28:31 SW Individual173 1906 Pauline Doherty 00:28:32 SW Inishowen A C174 373 Antoinette Coyle 00:28:36 SW Finn Valley A C175 1899 Roisin Kenny 00:28:39 SW Individual176 1989 Carolon Duffy 00:28:43 SW Individual177 313 Maria Boyle 00:28:47 SW Finn Valley A C178 331 Joleen McHugh 00:28:48 SW Individual179 1883 Orla Redmond 00:28:49 SW Individual180 287 Patricia Doucey 00:28:49 MW Finn Valley A C181 306 Louise Dowling 00:28:52 SW Letterkenny A C182 245 Karen Petersen 00:28:52 SW Individual183 1862 Patricia Devine 00:28:52 SW Individual184 334 Rosemary Monaghan 00:28:53 SW Individual185 1961 Denise McGahran 00:28:54 MW Individual186 358 Davina Russell 00:28:56 SW Finn Valley A C187 1849 Sophie Kelly 00:29:00 SW Individual188 380 Eithne Browne 00:29:01 SW Individual189 392 Ciara McBride 00:29:04 SW Finn Valley A C190 309 Denise Moss 00:29:06 SW Individual191 1875 Diane Gallagher 00:29:08 SW Individual192 446 Dympna Bonner 00:29:08 SW Individual193 451 Lynn Porter 00:29:18 SW Individual194 344 Madeline Redmond 00:29:26 SW Inishowen A C195 1825 Ann Marie McGonagle 00:29:27 SW Finn Valley A C196 1921 Eileen McLaughlin 00:29:27 SW Individual197 1845 Michelle Marley 00:29:30 SW Individual198 318 Michelle Conroy 00:29:31 SW Finn Valley A C199 1867 Claire Irwin 00:29:36 SW Individual200 288 Rita Conway 00:29:36 SW Individual201 391 Nicola Kee 00:29:37 SW Finn Valley A C202 1969 Caroline Britton 00:29:37 SW Individual203 472 Josie Gallagher 00:29:37 SW Individual204 484 Aisling McAterr 00:29:40 SW Individual205 1938 Jayine McLaughlin 00:29:41 SW Finn Valley A C206 1937 Jackie McNamee 00:29:42 SW Finn Valley A C207 1910 Nuala Allen 00:29:43 SW Individual208 365 Denise McElwaine 00:29:56 SW Finn Valley A C209 272 Frances Wilson 00:30:05 SW Finn Valley A C210 248 Karen Carlin 00:30:07 SW Lifford A C211 470 Loretta Devenney 00:30:09 SW Individual212 239 Loretta McNulty 00:30:11 SW Castlefin Runners213 1866 Emma Duffy 00:30:14 SW Individual214 237 Finola McBride 00:30:14 SW Castlefin Runners215 452 Marian McShane 00:30:14 SW Individual216 453 Brid McHugh 00:30:14 SW Individual217 236 Finnuala McBride 00:30:21 SW Castlefin Runners218 359 Selina Russell 00:30:22 SW Finn Valley A C219 325 Brenda Doherty 00:30:22 SW Milford A C220 1831 Elaine Robinson 00:30:29 SW Individual221 1830 Lucia Temple 00:30:37 SW Individual222 266 Riaghan Byrne 00:30:37 SW Individual223 1897 Sheena Stewart 00:30:43 SW Individual224 301 Donna McCrory 00:30:43 SW Individual225 268 Amanda Boyle 00:30:52 SW Individual226 1833 Bernie O’Donnell 00:31:10 SW Milford A C227 292 Karen Peoples 00:31:17 SW Finn Valley A C228 1975 Sophie Savva 00:31:17 JW Individual229 1976 Louise Duddy 00:31:22 SW Individual230 315 Karen McDevitt 00:31:23 SW Individual231 316 Fionnuala Pike 00:31:28 SW Individual232 1847 Linda Watson 00:31:29 SW Individual233 338 Helen Doherty 00:31:31 SW Finn Valley A C234 1894 Mary Duddy 00:31:38 SW Individual235 335 Maria Devlin 00:31:39 MW Individual236 1850 Martina McBrearty 00:31:43 MW Individual237 483 Julian McKelvey 00:31:46 SW Individual238 304 Susan Doherty 00:31:46 SW Finn Valley A C239 1960 Murna Weir 00:31:48 SW Individual240 1959 Elaine Craig 00:31:54 SW Individual241 364 Diane McGarrigle 00:31:54 SW Finn Valley A C242 371 Amy Gilbbons 00:31:54 SW Finn Valley A C243 241 Donna Curran 00:31:54 SW Castlefin Runners244 317 Debbie Campbell 00:32:00 SW Finn Valley A C245 1864 Deirdre McGarrigle 00:32:02 SW Individual246 476 Joanne McGinley 00:32:06 SW Individual247 327 Sharon Hunter 00:32:15 SW Individual248 1915 Doloros McMonagle 00:32:26 SW Individual249 1896 Lillian Lee 00:32:39 SW Individual250 455 Patricia McGrenra 00:32:43 SW Individual251 1914 Kathleen O’Donnell 00:32:50 SW Individual252 323 Grainne Rice 00:32:53 SW Lifford A C253 324 Jennifer Gallagher 00:32:56 SW Lifford A C254 381 Yvonne Gallagher 00:32:56 SW Individual255 276 Mary Byrne 00:33:12 SW Finn Valley A C256 308 Michelle McDaid 00:33:12 Walker Individual257 1966 Karen Kelly 00:33:26 JW Finn Valley A C258 1858 Kathleen Kelly 00:33:44 SW Finn Valley A C259 1901 Mary Penrose 00:33:44 SW Finn Valley A C260 280 Betty Gallen 00:33:47 MW Finn Valley A C261 307 Leanne Lynch 00:33:48 Walker Individual262 460 Caroline Catterson 00:33:55 SW Individual263 1965 Mary Furey 00:33:55 MW Individual264 1881 Karen McNally 00:34:00 SW Individual265 263 Roisin O’Donnell 00:34:26 SW Unattached266 262 Ursula Lynch 00:34:27 SW Inishowen A C267 321 Lorraine McGinley 00:34:30 SW Individual268 1837 Orla McGuinness 00:34:31 SW City Of Derry269 314 Yvonne Boyle 00:34:40 JW Individual270 286 Mary Sheridan 00:34:59 SW Individual271 1836 Sinead Ewing 00:35:20 SW Individual272 1884 Mary Henderson 00:35:20 SW Individual273 270 Lynsey Harding 00:35:20 SW Individual274 271 Sinead McColgan 00:35:40 SW Individual275 1889 Claire Kelly 00:35:40 SW Individual276 1935 Shauna Carlan 00:36:15 MW Finn Valley A C277 1832 Kathleen Anderson 00:36:15 SW Individual278 1981 Fiona Temple 00:36:45 SW Individual279 493 Caoimhe Lagan 00:36:46 SW Individual280 494 Elaine Gallagher 00:37:17 SW Individual281 1874 Maria Ryan 00:37:20 SW Individual282 253 Niamh Gallagher 00:37:22 JW Finn Valley A C283 297 Rosaleen McGonagle 00:37:22 MW Finn Valley A C284 1983 Rosemary Parkinson 00:37:29 SW Individual285 1868 Teresa Crawford 00:38:10 SW Individual286 1823 Louise Cullen 00:38:29 SW Individual287 464 Edel Melaugh 00:38:51 SW Individual288 463 Louise Gordon 00:39:00 SW Individual289 284 Sharon McNulty 00:39:00 SW Individual290 1946 Edel Sweeney 00:39:50 SW Individual291 329 Aoife Kelly 00:40:10 JW Finn Valley A C292 466 Jordon Carson 00:40:12 SW Individual293 441 Dasibhad McDaid 00:40:13 SW Individual294 465 Tanya Carson 00:40:26 SW Individual295 440 Colm McDaid 00:40:26 SM Individual296 282 Isabel Boyle 00:40:26 SW Individual297 406 #N/A 00:40:26 #N/A #N/A298 489 Leona Martin 00:40:28 SW Individual299 1895 Fiona Farren 00:40:31 SW Individual300 490 John Curran 00:40:31 SM Individual301 252 Catherine Gallagher 00:40:31 JW Finn Valley A C302 251 AnneMarie McGeehan 00:40:31 SW Finn Valley A C303 1984 Siofra Maguire 00:41:40 JW Individual304 1941 Rita McDaid 00:41:44 SW Individual305 1945 Kathleen Sweeney 00:41:51 SW Individual306 1940 Fiona McDaid 00:43:43 SW Individual307 1923 Grainne Duggan 00:43:43 SW Individual308 1924 Blanaid McLaughlin 00:43:43 SW Individual309 1872 Orla McWalters 00:43:50 SW IndividualRESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K? was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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 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SAN DIEGO — San Diego State’s Cox Arena, site of UCLA’s first-round NCAA Tournament game, was evacuated at approximately 9:40 a.m. Thursday when a bomb-sniffing dog detected something suspicious at a hot-dog counter near the north concourse of the arena, according to Lorena Nava, a SDSU media relations specialist. The first-round game between Marquette and Alabama started 70 minutes late. UCLA’s game against Belmont, originally scheduled to tip at about 2 p.m., started at about 3:20 p.m. According to Nava, the San Diego Police Department’s Metro Arson Strike Team was called in to investigate the situation. ”None of the teams were in the arena at the time, but of course, it was still two hours before game time,” Nava said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Tournament officials began re-entering the arena at 11:30 a.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THANKS to everyone who entered our Ziaja Beauty Gift Set competition.The winners have been drawn and they are:Josephine Porter, Castlefinn – Jasmine Set Brian Kevin O Donnell, Ballard, Arranmore Island – Men’s SetMary McDermott, Moville – Cocoa Butter SetCathy Hamilton Clooney, Ramelton – Natural Olive SetCecilia Keown, Ballaghderg Letterkenny – Natural Olive Set. AND THE WINNERS OF THE ZIAJA BEAUTY GIFT SETS ARE…. was last modified: December 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:competition winnersZIAJA
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. – One by one, they file off the bus with their backpacks and school books, smiling and pushing each other – like any group of high schoolers finished with class for the day. However, these teens have hours of course work left this afternoon, along with sand shots, drives and reading putts. They are enrolled in the International Junior Golf Academy, a facility that blends college-preparatory classes with intensive, high-level instruction by former pro golfers on a golf course. Not that there’s much choice but to practice and train; the mainland is a half-hour ferry ride away through the Calibogue Sound. “It might sound like Alcatraz, but it’s not that,” said Charlie Hoyle, a 17-year-old student from England in his second year at the academy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The school was founded in 1995 by Brooklynite Ray Travaglione, who grew up playing and caddying on city courses. He had a successful career on Wall Street before sinking much of his savings into the long-held dream of a golf school. How much did he have to invest? “Let’s just say it took everything I had at one point,” he said. Travaglione modeled the school after the success of tennis academies, such as Nick Bollettieri’s academy that has developed Grand Slam winners including Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova. Travaglione liked nearby Hilton Head Island, one of the country’s top golf locations and home of the PGA Tour’s MCI Classic at Harbour Town Golf Links. So began the slow, time-consuming process of persuading parents to send their children to an island off the coast of South Carolina to become scratch golfers. “At the time it was fairly innovative, fairly risky,” Travaglione said. He says he started with a handful of teens whose parents believed in him. By the school’s fifth year, the academy had earned a reputation for combining academics with golf – not necessarily to scorch the PGA or LPGA tours, but to earn golf scholarships to college. A year ago, Gary Gilchrist, a former professional who taught rising stars Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, became the International Junior Golf Academy’s golf director. Gilchrist liked the focus on the total person: helping to train a student’s mind as well as his swing. “The thing is, it’s so exciting to do this,” he said. There are about 125 students from 24 states and 16 countries. Full-time students are housed in guest cottages along Daufuskie Island’s shore. They attend class at the Heritage Academy, then work on their golf for three hours each afternoon. Along with instruction on stance and grip come lessons on health and life. Sports psychologist Stephen Russo helps the teens with issues such as blocking out distractions and making smart choices. “Some of you have been here two or three years, and you’ve gotten tremendously better,” he recently remarked to three dozen students. That’s been the case for Hoyle, who has lowered his handicap from an 11 to a 3 during his time at the academy. “It’s just a really good sort of atmosphere,” said Hoyle, who hopes to earn a golf scholarship to college. All the tools to improve are on the island. The teaching staff includes former pros. Instructor Hugh Royer III, who spent several years on the PGA Tour, said if a place like the academy had existed when he was a teen, “I wouldn’t be here now; I would be a multimillionaire playing on tour.” The students disperse to two island golf courses after class. There are instruction weeks to work on technique and style, and in competition weeks students prepare for events on the International Junior Golf Tour, in which academy students play tournaments at Harbour Town and the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass. Gilchrist showed one group the proper backswing, while Royer worked with another group by the putting green. “Come on, concentrate, people,” he called as teenage minds wandered. Ana Johnson, 17, of Oconomowoc, Wis., is in her second year at the academy. She eventually wants to design golf courses or take part in the industry in some other way. Her improved game, though, might force her to think about playing on tour. Shooting over 100 on her high school golf team, she has brought that down to the high 70s at the academy. She likes the secluded spot to train and study but acknowledges enrolling at the academy “was a lot of sacrifice because I gave up a normal life.” There are supervised outings to malls and movies. “We do things like paintball,” Hoyle said. Ben Lasso, 16, of Falls Church, Va., thinks the students mesh well since they share the same goal of improvement. Lasso has brought his handicap down to a 3 in his two years at the school. “This is a great place to be, since golf is everything I do or want to do,” he said. The academy is not for everyone. A full year’s tuition, including room and board, is $34,000, and the seclusion does not suit everyone. “I think personally it has been a sacrifice,” Lasso said. “But to me it’s worth it.” Students have accepted scholarships from college powers such as Georgia, Purdue and Clemson. Johnson, a senior, said she has discussed scholarships with golf coaches at Virginia, North Carolina and William & Mary. “That’s certainly part of our mission,” Travaglione said. Its scope could be growing. The academy is building a practice facility and dorm space for 200 students on the island. Travaglione says he’s in negotiations for a West Coast satellite golf school and for bringing other instruction – in baseball or soccer – to his campus. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Here’s what you have to do to copy a butterfly wing without destroying it: create compounds using Germanium, Selenium and Stibium. Combine thermal evaporation and substrate rotation in a low pressure chamber. Immerse in an aqueous orthophosphoric acid solution to dissolve the chitin. If you are lucky, you can copy the delicate nanostructure of a butterfly wing without destroying it. Why would anyone want to go to all that trouble? Science Daily explained: “the structures resulting from replicating the biotemplate of butterfly wings could be used to make various optically active structures, such as optical diffusers or coverings that maximise solar cell light absorption, or other types of devices.” Butterfly wings, and other biological structures like beetle shells and compound eyes of flies, bees and wasps make use of an optical principle called photonic crystals. They create repeating patterns at the scale of billionths of a meter that refract light in ways that intensify some colors and cancel others depending on the viewing angle. “Scientists have focused on these biostructures to develop devices with light emitting properties,” the article said. Their work was published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. See 09/06/2008 for an article last year about this subject. Looking forward to other applications of this technique, the article continued: “The compound eyes of certain insects are sound candidates for a large number of applications as they provide great angular vision.” Think of the possibilities: “miniature cameras and optical sensors based on these organs would make it possible for them to be installed in small spaces in cars, mobile telephones and displays, apart from having uses in areas such as medicine (the development of endoscopes) and security (surveillance).” On second thought, that last application creates new worries. It’s not the butterfly’s fault. When these researchers can copy a butterfly wing and make it fly, and migrate 1000 miles, and reproduce itself, they’ll really start catching up to nature. Those who fail can try something simpler: studying bug splat on car windshields. According to Science Daily, it contains “a treasure trove of genomic diversity.” You probably didn’t consider, when wiping it off, that it contains the code for building photonic crystals, compound eyes, wings and a lot of other miniature marvels scientists are drooling to imitate.No mention of evolution in this article, as usual; just intelligent designers getting bio-inspired to bio-imitate intelligent bio-design. Did you know our prized LEDs are just cheap imitations of what butterflies possessed since creation (see 11/18/2005)? Let’s hope these biomimetics researchers “really start to appreciate the elegance with which nature put some of these things together” and then, realizing it is illogical to personify nature, give credit to the Great Physicist. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Qantas 747 that suffered severe buffeting 110km south of Hong Kong on April 7 apparently encountered wake turbulence from another aircraft flying just above it.The incident, which the Australian Transport Safety Bureau termed as serious, injured 15 passengers.The area just south of Hong Kong is very congested often with aircraft in various holding patterns as air traffic control manages the traffic flow.Wake turbulence is turbulence that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air. This turbulence includes various components, the most important of which are wingtip vortices and jetwash.READ: Emirates A380 sends jet into a spinQantas Flt QF29 was operating from Melbourne to Hong Kong.According to the ATSB, the 747 was about to enter a holding pattern at Flight Level 220 (22,000ft) about 110km (60nm) south-east of Hong Kong at a waypoint called BETTY when the aircraft’s stick shaker activated.The stick shaker is a mechanical device that noisily vibrates the pilot’s control column or yoke (the stick) to warn of an imminent aerodynamic stall.(An aerodynamic stall occurs when the angle of attack of the wing causes the air moving over the upper surface to separate from the wing, causing a loss of lift and control.)However, Boeing warns that “a stall must not be confused with the stall warning that alerts the pilot to an approaching stall. Recovery from an approach to stall is not the same as a recovery from an actual stall. An approach to stall is a controlled flight manoeuvre; a stall is an out-of-control, but recoverable, condition.”The Qantas crew immediately disconnected the aircraft’s autopilot and recovered the aircraft manually, the ATSB said.“While holding at flight level 220, the flight crew received a stick shaker activation and detected airframe buffeting,” it said. ” The flight crew disconnected the autopilot and manoeuvred the aircraft in response.”One of the passengers, teacher Jemma Gendall, told 9news.com.au that the pilot made a PA to the passengers telling them that “another aircraft flying overhead had become too close and caused the altitude drop”.Wake turbulence incidents involving A380s, 747s and 757s are a serious issue and have caused a number of deadly crashes as well as numerous injuries to passengers and crew on other aircraft flying just below that encounter the wake.The wake turbulence would have caused significant upset to the 747 and triggered the stick shaker and other alarms.The 747 in question has continued to operate flights normally since the incident.Qantas confirmed that passengers on QF29 experienced “unexpected turbulence’’ about an hour before landing.The airline said the incident lasted about two minutes and the captain called for an ambulance to meet the aircraft on arrival.The injuries were minor, but one passenger was transferred to hospital for a precautionary medical assessment and later released.“We notified the ATSB of the occurrence, and our teams are also reviewing the event,’’ the airline said in a statement. “These investigations need to be completed before Qantas can comment further.”
Miscreants exploded a high intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the busy commercial locality here on Monday, police said.The incident occurred at around 10:50 a.m. in the vicinity of Soibam Leikai area, they said.No casualty was reported in the powerful blast. Security personnel have cordoned off the area.
Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen will after all not play for his country of birth South Africa, media reports said today.There were certain speculations that Pietersen, 35, will eventually return to his native land and resume his international career with the Proteas after being axed from the England squad following poor returns from the Ashes whitewash in Australia back in 2013-14. (Also read: Pietersen snubbed, England name uncapped Dawson for World T20 )Pietersen has been a controversial and divisive force in English cricket since his debut in 2004. He appeared in his first Test in the Ashes next year but despite amassing 13,797 international runs, he could never strike a chord with England captains, most noticeably Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook. (Kevin Pietersen will bolster Pune Supergiants, says MS Dhoni)Former England fast bowler Darren Gough had observed that KP might be tempted to go back to South Africa after his shabby treatment by the England and Wales Cricket Board. Limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan had declared before the announcement of the squad of the ICC World Twenty20 that Pietersen would not be considered for the elite tournament.According to rules stipulated by the International Cricket Council, a player must wait for our years to re-qualify for another side if he has represented a Test-playing country. By the time Pietersen qualifies for South Africa, he will be nearly 37.Would South Africa pick him at that age given their batting depth? Probably not.