Sans Souci man granted $65,000 bail for threatening, assaulting neighbours

first_imgThirty-year-old construction worker Chandricka Hardyal of Sans Souci, Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara was released on ,000 bail on allegations that he had assaulted and threatened his neighbours. The charges he faced as he stood before Wales Magistrate Rushell Liverpool last Thursday alleged that on November 6, 2017 at Sans Souci, he made use of threatening language to Rosita Williams; and further, that he assaulted Udit Persaud.Hardyal denied the charges, and Police Prosecutor Sergeant Campbell objected to bail on grounds that the accused had before the court similar matters involving his neighbours. Prosecutor Campbell further observed that the accused and the virtual complainants live in the same yard at Sans Souci.Magistrate Liverpool asked Hardyal if he had ever been charged prior to this month’s incident, and he responded in the affirmative. The accused then told the court that he had been incarcerated for one month.“It was a story with me and my child mother,” Hardyal explained.After brief consideration, Magistrate Liverpool placed the accused father on a bond to keep the peace for the duration of the case, and thereafter released him on $65,000 bail.He was escorted into custody by a police rank, but after a female relative posted his bail, Hardyal exited the courtyard, removed his shirt from inside his trousers, and adorned himself with sunglasses.last_img read more


first_imgThe Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, will visit Letterkenny General Hospital, today.Health Minister Leo Varadkar to visit Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Varadkar is expected to meet with a number of delegations including cancer groups lobbying for better services in Co Donegal.The groups have been lobbying to meet the Minister for a considerable time. The ongoing redevelopment of the hospital following the severe floods which caused almost €40M worth of damage s also likely to be on the agenda.The Minister will undoubtedly be asked about the delay in compiling a report into that flooding which the HSE has said has ben delayed because of a legal situation.Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Gerry McMonagle, recently said this was not acceptable and demanded the report be published immediately.As part of his visit, the Minister will be formally opening the new Restaurant and Food Production Unit and the Pulmonary Laboratory. HEALTH MINISTER TO SEE REFURBISHMENT OF LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL TODAY was last modified: October 1st, 2015 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)last_img read more

Sharks take one step forward, two steps back

first_imgNASHVILLE — What kind of player will the Sharks be getting when Patrick Marleau shows up for the team’s practice on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago?Without a training camp, how long will it take for him to get used to Pete DeBoer’s system again? Where might he slot?Those type of questions are the least of the Sharks worries right now, though, as after four fruitless games, they still can’t seem to avoid hurting themselves. Tuesday, they committed ghastly turnovers and allowed a handful of …last_img read more

Earth Twin Still Missing in Exoplanet Trove

first_imgThe Kepler spacecraft has found 2,325 exoplanets so far, but there’s still no place like Earth.Live Science chose to frame the news optimistically. Its headline reads, “9 New Habitable Zone Planets! Huge Haul of Worlds Found By Space Telescope.” Exclamation point, even. But it takes more than being in the zone to qualify as an Earth twin. Two other news sites show a sad face at the news:1st Alien Earth Still Elusive Despite Huge Exoplanet Haul ( than 1,000 new exoplanets discovered – but still no Earth twin (Andrew Norton in The Conversation)To keep hope alive, optimists say Kepler is not done yet (it may work into 2018). Sooner or later we’ll get lucky, Andrew Norton says:The latest announcement is an impressive piece of work, and the discovery of so many new exoplanets is stunning. It is increasingly clear that planets orbit stars as a rule – not an exception. While astronomers still haven’t found an exact twin of the Earth, the rapid pace of discoveries is surely a sign that it is just a matter of time until they do.Maybe they will. But a million planets would not be encouraging if they are like Venus, Mars, or Mercury. Look at our moon; it is in the habitable zone, and astronauts have shown you can walk there. But we all know what would happen if you took your helmet off. Norton sifts through the new data:From the newly identified sample [of 1,284 new exoplanets], around 550 are smaller than twice the radius of the Earth, which means they could be rocky in composition. Nine of these lie in the optimistic habitable zone around their stars. However, six of the nine lie on the extreme inner edge of the habitable zone and another lies on the extreme outer edge. This leaves just two firmly within the “conservative” habitable zone and only one of these – the exoplanet Kepler 1229b – is similar in size to the Earth at 1.1 Earth radii. However, even that is not in an Earth-like orbit, as its parent star is a cool red dwarf which the planet orbits once every 87 days.Kepler will keep on looking, but it is rather surprising to find virtually none so far that could support life as we know it. Earth represents just 0.04% of the sample at this time. Admittedly it’s a small sample in the big scheme of things. But Norton reminds us that the requirements for an Earth twin are stringent:Such a planet would have not only a radius similar to the Earth but a mass similar to the Earth too (and so presumably a similar bulk composition) and it would orbit a star of similar mass, size, luminosity and temperature to the sun in an orbit that takes around a year to complete.Orbital WoesNews posted on Science Daily says that Earth dodged an orbital bullet, compared to a system of four planets orbiting Kepler-223. All much larger than Earth, they got locked into fragile resonances that they’ve maintained longer than expected. This calls into question how Earth survived the gravitational billiard games other planetary systems seem to have endured. Lead author of a new paper confesses, “Exactly how and where planets form is an outstanding question in planetary science.”Oxygen WoesOxygen is life-giving, except when astrobiologists don’t want it. Oxygen destroys the molecules they want for life to emerge in the fabled prebiotic soup. A paper in Nature now claims that oxygen appeared on the early Earth much sooner than thought — 2.7 billion years ago, instead of 2.4 billion, a difference of 300 million years. And if the meteorite data on which this conclusion is based isn’t refuted, it also means the Earth had almost as much oxygen then as it does now. “Shooting stars show Earth had oxygen eons before we thought,” Jeff Hecht says on New Scientist.“We were very surprised to find micrometeorites at all, let alone those with iron oxides,” says Matthew Genge of Imperial College London. “It was incredible, these tiny spherules had trapped ancient atmosphere, storing it away like little treasure chests.”The biggest surprise was the presence of oxygen, says lead author Andrew Tomkins of Monash University in Australia. “As geologists, we are taught the Earth had no oxygen in its atmosphere before 2.3 to 2.4 billion years ago.”One NASA scientist remarked, “It is remarkable that objects as small as the micrometeorites survived intact for 2.7 billion years.” Given this surprise, can geologists claim any time when the Earth lacked oxygen?If oxygen goes back to the beginning of Earth, they can kiss their little OOLS good-bye (origin-of-life scenarios).What can we safely conclude from these three reports? Earth looks designed for life, just like Isaiah said. (Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Farm Tax Update Jan. 17 in New Philadelphia

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OSU Extension in Tuscarawas County is pleased to be offering a Farm Tax Update on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. p.m. at the OSU Extension office, 419 16th St. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio. OSU Extension Educator David Marrison will share details on the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017” and its impact on farm taxes.It is not business as usual in the world of farm taxes. Learn more about the changes to farm machinery depreciation, like-kind exchanges, and more about the new Section 199A deduction for Qualified Business Income. This program is free & open to the public! However, courtesy reservations are requested so program materials can be prepared. Call the Tuscarawas County Extension office at 330-339-2337 to RSVP or for more information.last_img read more