WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Newsx Adverts Google+ Google+ By News Highland – June 14, 2012 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The trial of two men accused of murdering Michaela Mc Areavey in Mauritius has been told she was involved in a violent struggle before her death.The doctor who carried out the post mortem examination on Michaela Mc Areavey’s body said today she died as a result of asphyxiation caused by compression to the neck.He said her bruises and tissue damage showed this was caused by the grip of a hand to her throat and the pressing of a forearm around her collarbone.The doctor said that it was clear that Mrs McAreavey was involved in a violent struggle and that she had tried to fight to breathe and to remove the cause of the pressure to her neck.Mrs McAreavey’s husband John found her in the bath of their honeymoon suite, and the doctor said there was no possibility that she had collapsed and drowned.John Mc Areavey and members of his family left the court before the chief medical officer took to the witness stand.Former Legends Hotel employees Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea deny murdering the Tyrone teracher.The trial continues. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook John Mc Areavey leaves Mauritius court as evidence of wife’s Post Mortem is heard Previous articleNI Equality Commission reports rise in prejudiceNext articleEducation Minister says services will continue at Cregg House News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal
JOSEPH BRODERICK To the Editor: Hello, my name is Joseph Broderick (6I), and I am running for re-election on the Bayonne Board of Education. Doing the right thing is not always the easiest or the most popular option; however, it is a practice that I have always adhered to. I have served the Bayonne Board of Education to the best of my ability for the past 38 years. My positions include: Director of the Federal Home School Links program, Assistant Director of Community Education, Director of the Physical and Community Education Center (Ice Rink), Athletic Director, Vice Principal, and finally for the last three years I’ve had the privilege to be the President of the Board of Education.Throughout my time on the board, there have been both setbacks and accomplishments; yet, I’ve always adhered to my core philosophy of doing the right thing. Alongside members of the board like Ava Finnerty (7I), Charles Ryan (8I), Mikel Lawandy (19I), and other hardworking board members, we have accomplished significant milestones in bettering the education for both children and adults in the city of Bayonne. Most notable was the stabilization of a financial crisis inherited from the previous appointed board.Other accomplishments include but are not limited to: being designated a high performing district by the N.J. Department of Education for the first time since 2012, decentralizing administration, which brings control back to the community schools, adopting a Zero-Based Budget Policy, which allows for more accountability in terms of spending, settling on a four-year contract for both teachers and secretaries for the first time in 16 years, and establishing a contract for our custodial staff and administrators. Based on the potential we believe each student has, we have raised the bar in terms of academic excellence and expectations. We have put in place a multitiered system for grades K-2 to ensure they are receiving a sound foundation and are beginning their educational careers on the right foot. For grades 4-8, promotion requirements have been adjusted, and recovery summer classes have been arranged, to ensure success. Finally, the passing grade was raised from a 65 to a 70 district-wide. We also revamped the hiring protocol to include committees and demonstration lessons to increase confidence that hirees are fit for the job, we extended a meal program that provides meals on weekends and holidays for our needs-based students, and we received a nearly $800,000 grant to provide free Pre-Kindergarten education, via a lottery system, that is currently serving approximately 60 Pre-K students.In terms of security, we’ve added armed security guards, equipped every school with metal detectors, and require that all administrators, teachers, and teacher assistants be trained with the Safe School Program.Bayonne High School students are now equipped with Chrome Books that they keep until graduation. But our assistance to the citizens of Bayonne no longer stops at graduation. We have now held two job fairs and have extended our guidance department to serve alumni who need assistance finding jobs and/or furthering their educations.My vision for the future of Bayonne is to be a community. There’s an old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and I firmly believe this to be true. I want our students to leave our education system with not just a diploma, but a plan. I want them to be equipped with proper skills and knowledge that will allow them to be confident in their next steps after they walk off the stage at graduation. Whether their path leads them toward a vocational, military, or college career, I want them to be the most prepared they can be. If re-elected, I will continue to advocate for steps to be taken that will ensure that our students leave high school with more than just a piece of paper, but that they leave with a purpose.
FARMINGTON – A local man is in critical condition this morning after his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a fire hydrant on the Wilton Road Monday afternoon.According to information released by the Farmington Police Department, a 2014 Harley Davidson operated by Brandon Bard, 21 of Farmington, was westbound on the Wilton Road Monday afternoon. Police say that Bard’s motorcycle had made a lane change after crossing Center Bridge when it lost control as it rounded the corner. The vehicle skidded on the ground toward the sidewalk, striking a fire hydrant and coming to rest on the sidewalk in front of Tire Warehouse.Bard became separated from his motorcycle and received facial injuries during the crash. Police reported that he was not wearing a helmet.Farmington police responded to the crash at approximately 4:26 p.m., with Officer Ryan Rosie acting as the lead officer. In addition to Farmington Fire Rescue, a number of bystanders assisted at the scene. Bard was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital, prior to his transfer via LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center. A spokesperson for CMMC said Tuesday morning that Bard was in critical condition.According to police, the cause of the crash was Bard’s motorcycle traveling too fast for the conditions.The motorcycle was removed from the scene by a family friend, utilizing a trailer.
Last Updated: 15th August, 2020 06:51 IST LEADING OFF: Cardinals Emerge From Long Layoff In Chicago Remember the St. Louis Cardinals? Finally healthy enough to return to the field after COVID-19 raced through the organization, the Cardinals (2-3) will play for the first time since July 29 when they face the Chicago White Sox in a doubleheader WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 15th August, 2020 06:51 IST A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday:BACK TO WORK … FINALLYRemember the St. Louis Cardinals? Finally healthy enough to return to the field after COVID-19 raced through the organization, the Cardinals (2-3) will play for the first time since July 29 when they face the Chicago White Sox in a doubleheader.The twinbill is one of at least seven St. Louis will play in the coming weeks to make up for lost time. Game 1 on Saturday will be just the sixth of the season for the Cardinals. Every other team in the NL Central has played at least 17 times.St. Louis will have to find a way to race back into contention without longtime coach Willie McGee. The 61-year-old, a four-time All-Star and the 1985 NL MVP while playing for the Cardinals, has opted out of the remainder of the season. McGee told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he is dealing with high blood pressure and is concerned about how his body would react if he fell ill.SLUGGER DOWNThe AL East-leading Yankees will have to continue their torrid start without Aaron Judge. The team put the star right fielder is on the injured list retroactive to Wednesday with a strained right calf. Manager Aaron Boone is confident Judge — who leads the majors with nine home runs — will only be out briefly, but it’s certain that Judge will miss a three-game series with second-place Tampa Bay next week.BIEBER BELIEVERCleveland’s Shane Bieber looks to stay hot against the surprising Detroit Tigers. The 25-year-old is 3-0 with a major league-low 1.63 ERA through four starts, and he has excelled against Detroit during his young career. Bieber is 3-1 with a 2.28 ERA in four starts against the Tigers, including a 2-0 mark with a 1.23 ERA last season.DEGROM HURTINGThe Mets are hoping ace Jacob deGrom (2-0, 2.45) makes a quick return after he was scratched from his scheduled start Friday with neck tightness. The two-time defending Cy Young Award winner said he could have started if necessary, but the team wanted to be cautious. DeGrom is hopeful he can take his next expected turn in the rotation.MOVING ON UPSaturday’s game between Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs was moved up to an afternoon (2:20 CDT) start due to the threat of inclement weather later in the day. A rainout in Minneapolis on Friday night pushed the Royals and the Twins into a doubleheader starting Saturday afternoon.GARCIA’S TIMENationals fans are about to get their first big league look at middle infield prospect Luis García. The 20-year-old was promoted Friday after the reigning World Series champions sent second baseman Starlin Castro to the injured list with a broken right wrist. García was the youngest player in the Eastern League last season, when he was named the Nationals Minor League Defensive Player of the Year with Double-A Harrisburg.Image credits: AP