Father of accused man gives evidence in Mauritius trial

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – July 2, 2012 Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleST journalist believes Gallagher is “sincere” in his regretNext articleChair of NI Housing Executive resigns News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img The father of one of the two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey has said he loves his son and “has to get him out of this situation”.32 year old Avinash Treebhoowoon and 42 year old Sandip Moneea deny the killing.Sooriedeo Treebhoowoon told the court in Mauritius that when he visited his son two days after his arrest, he said he had been beaten by police. A prosecutor put it to him that he had made this up to protect his son. The 52-year-old labourer denied this.The trial at the Supreme Court in Mauritius has entered its seventh week. Facebook Father of accused man gives evidence in Mauritius trial Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Austin police chief calls bomber ‘domestic terrorist’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — In the wake of a string of deadly bombings that shook Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas in recent weeks, the city’s police chief called the suspect a “domestic terrorist,” even though the incidents have not been formally labeled as such by the feds. The declaration by Chief Brian Manley came during a panel discussion this morning hosted by local media that was focused on the handling of the bombings.“I actually agree now that he was a domestic terrorist for what he did to us,” Manley said, according to local media.“This is a distinction I wanted to make today,” Manley said, according to The Austin American-Statesman. During the panel, Manley reportedly said that he hadn’t made that declaration earlier because “I was so focused that we put a stop to it,” but he felt appropriate categorizing it as domestic terrorism “for what it did to our community,” The Statesman reported.The terrorism label is significant because authorities, including Manley, had not used that classification previously.Under U.S. law, “domestic terrorism” is defined by statute and has to be intended to “intimidate or coerce a civilian population”; or “influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion”; or “affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.”Doing so would increase the FBI’s involvement in the case, but would not change the penalties without a hate crime designation.The confession video found on the phone of the bomber, Mark Anthony Conditt, who was killed in a blast as police closed in on his vehicle, reportedly did not mention specific threats of terrorism.“He does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate,” Manley said on March 21.“But, instead, it is the outcry of a very challenged young man talking about challenges in his personal life that led him to this point,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Writer examines elite education’s effects on students

first_imgSpeaking to a maximum-capacity crowd in DeBartolo Hall on Thursday evening, former Ivy League professor William Deresiewicz challenged the status quo of American higher education and the effect it has on students.His lecture, “The Failures of the Elite Education System,” was based on his essay, “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education” and his book, “Excellent Sheep,” which examines negative trends he had seen in his career in academia.“When people say, ‘Where should I send my kid?’ First of all, don’t send your kid. Let your kid decide,” Deresiewicz said.Deresiewicz said towards the end of his 10 years as a faculty member at Yale, he wrote an article titled “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education,” which went viral online.“Students would write to me saying, ‘Thank you for putting what they were thinking into words,’” Deresiewicz said.According to Deresiewicz, the elite education system has led to a culture of empty ambition where students struggle to get to the top but fail to understand why they are trying so hard. Accompanying this, Deresiewicz said, is a counterintuitive strain of anti-intellectualism. Students are too busy studying and jumping through hoops to focus and think about what they are studying, he said.“I tapped into a hunger that so many students are feeling not just at selective colleges, but across many colleges,” Deresiewicz said.According to Deresiewicz, these effects go beyond simple dissatisfaction with college life.“What I didn’t realize was just how much psychic distress, how much mental illness, to be brutally frank about it, this system is causing,” Deresiewicz said.Deresiewicz said it is still important to craft a positive vision of college education. Citing columnist David Brooks, Deresiewicz said education can be divided into three purposes: vocational, cognitive and moral. He said colleges currently focus too much on the vocational and, to a lesser extent, the cognitive. Instead, they should be focusing on the moral purpose: the cultivation of an ability to make choices and self-reflect.Deresiewicz said he sees this purpose from a secular perspective but believes it can coexist and even complement a religious motivation, especially at a school like Notre Dame.“This is a system that forces you to choose between fulfillment and success,” he said.Deresiewicz said University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh and University of California regent Clark Kerr provide excellent examples of how college administrators should act. However, he said the paradigm of public intellectual college leader is dead, replaced by the model of business managers who treat schools like corporations and students like customers.“The classroom and the dorm room ought to be two ends of the same experience,” he said. “The first puts ideas into your head, the second makes them part of your soul.”Deresiewicz said college education should help answer the question, “What is the good life?” and how to live it.Tags: Deresiewicz, education, lecturelast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. teammate salutes ‘warrior’ Megan Rapinoe

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Ali Krieger explains why she spoke out against President Trump with colorful tweet Those tweets were sent two days before Rapinoe scored both U.S. goals in a quarterfinal win over hosts France, the 33-year-old forward becoming the first player since 2007 to score twice in back-to-back World Cup games.2 – Megan Rapinoe is the first player to score two or more goals in back-to-back Women’s World Cup appearances since Marta in 2007. Double. #FIFAWWC #USA #FRAUSA pic.twitter.com/bHY3VbMrcj— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 28, 2019The extra attention on Rapinoe appears to have brought the best out of her so far and Press is confident she can once again come to the fore against the Lionesses in Lyon on Tuesday. Related News LYON, France — President Donald Trump told Megan Rapinoe to “win first before she talks” and the forward’s United States teammate Christen Press believes she will rise to the occasion in the Women’s World Cup semifinal against England.Rapinoe’s assertion that she was “not going to the f— White House” if the U.S. retained its title in France did not sit well with Trump, who told her to “finish the job” first before inviting the whole team to Washington, regardless of whether they win the tournament or not. “Over the course of my career I’ve been privileged to play alongside Megan,” Press said at a news conference Monday. “I think that she’s a warrior on the field, she’s a very special player and always has been. She’s always been very unique in her style and flair. Off the field she’s also a warrior. She inspires me and we push each other.”It’s been beautiful to see her fearlessness as we get to the highest stages, she won’t back away. Instead the opposite — she gets even bigger. That’s something as an athlete that’s incredible and, as a human, even more so.”The U.S. is bidding to become the second team after Germany in 2007 to retain the World Cup and its planning for a potential third successive final has raised eyebrows in the English camp.Members of the USA’s backroom staff have assessed the Lionesses’ hotel in Lyon with a view to moving into it should they beat Phil Neville’s team, an act that bemused the England coach.center_img Women’s World Cup 2019: England coach Phil Neville says USA lacks etiquette after hotel scout Neville’s counterpart Jill Ellis insisted there was nothing untoward about that, though, and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stressed it would have no impact on Tuesday’s contest.”That has nothing to do with the game,” she said. “Our operations have scouted and checked out every hotel we’ve ever stayed in or potential hotel we’ve ever stayed in to make sure we’ve got plan A, plan B, plan C.”It has nothing to do with the game, it’s just our operations checking all the boxes and preparing for whatever path we take.”last_img read more