3 witnesses testify

first_imgBarama rape caseA mixed jury was on Tuesday empanelled at the Demerara Assizes to begin the trial of Paul Abrams, Claude Craig and Holston Melville who are accused of raping and sodomising a 17-year-old girl in the Barama Complex, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara on December 5, 2007.Three of the seven witnesses that the prosecution intends to call testified on Tuesday.Attorney-at-Law Bernard De Santos is representing two of the accused – Craig and Abrams – while Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes and Kezia Williams are representing Melville.The matter is presided over by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow while the prosecution is headed by State Counsel Siand Dhurjon.According to reports, the teen was raped by Abrams, her supervisor, while she was working on the night shift with him. Reports are Abrams asked for help and then led her into a room and had sex with her without her consent.After the accused was finished, he allegedly locked the teen in the room and returned with a friend who reportedly sodomised her after which the third accused allegedly went in and did the same.The trial continues today.last_img read more

Pogba propels Man United to victory against Young Boys

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba scored a brace and got an assist in Manchester United’s win away to Young Boys© AFP Alain GROSCLAUDEBERN, Switzerland, Sep 19 – Paul Pogba was the driving force with a brace as Manchester United recovered from a shaky start to record an ultimately convincing 3-0 win away to Young Boys in their opening Champions League game in Bern on Wednesday.Skipper Pogba’s superb opening goal cut down the Swiss champions in their prime, and he then doubled the English side’s lead from a penalty just before the break. The France star also set up the third goal for compatriot Anthony Martial in the second half, as Jose Mourinho’s side safely negotiated this fixture on the synthetic surface at the Stade de Suisse.Seemingly a club in crisis at the end of August following their 3-0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, this was United’s third straight win since then, all away from home.Tougher tests await in Group H, though, with Valencia due at Old Trafford in a fortnight and Juventus — who won 2-0 in Spain on Wednesday despite having Cristiano Ronaldo sent off — to come after that.There were plenty of reasons to be wary of this trip, with United having lost to Basel on their last two visits to Switzerland, while Mourinho also lost in Basel with Chelsea in 2013.Meanwhile, the surface here was deemed a sufficient hazard by Mourinho for him to leave Antonio Valencia out of his squad. That meant a debut for Portuguese teenager Diogo Dalot, signed in the close season from FC Porto.His introduction was one of five changes made by Mourinho following the weekend win at Watford, with Martial also coming in for his first start since the defeat at Brighton a month ago.This was not a fixture to take lightly. It was a huge occasion for Young Boys, Swiss champions last season for the first time since 1986 and making their Champions League group stage debut.They were driven on by an electric atmosphere generated by a crowd of over 31,000 and were the better team for 35 minutes.With Swiss starlet Kevin Mbabu a driving force from right-back, the hosts saw giant striker Guillaume Hoarau head just wide while Mohamed Ali Camara and Christian Fassnacht both tested David de Gea from range.Marcus Rashford hit the outside of the post from a Luke Shaw cross, but the visitors were largely passive, seemingly waiting to pounce on a mistake, or for a moment of magic.That is what happened 10 minutes before the interval as Pogba’s superb footwork on the edge of the box set him up to lash a shot beyond goalkeeper David Von Ballmoos and into the roof of the net.He had his first Champions League goal since returning to Old Trafford in 2016, and it deflated the buoyant home support.– Controversial penalty –Still, Young Boys would have maintained a fighting chance had they gone in just one goal behind at the interval. But the decision by German referee Deniz Aytekin to award United a penalty two minutes before the break effectively killed the game.Shaw’s cross struck the arm of Mbabu from close range. It was a harsh call and highlighted the absence of Video Assistant Referees in the Champions League.Pogba converted the spot-kick, and with the home side unable to find a way back into the game after half-time, he was also the architect of the visitors’ third goal midway through the second half.After a driving run towards the penalty box, the captain set up Martial, whose low shot beat Von Ballmoos with the aid of a slight deflection.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Turkish Family Evolving Into Quadrupeds

first_imgIs this a hoax?  The Times Online UK posted a picture of a family in Turkey that walks naturally on all fours, and calls this a “unique insight into human evolution.”  Sean O’Neill at New Scientist is not sure what to think.  A professor Humphrey claims this is an example of “backward evolution,” or a throwback to a long-lost animal behavior.  O’Neill thinks it’s probably not evolution, but an unfortunate genetic accident.  “Also, for our ancestors to switch to bipedalism, many skeletal changes would have been needed,” he said.  “In fact, the ability to run long-distances may have been a more significant point in our evolution, suggest some researchers.” (see 11/18/2004).  Nevertheless, some are calling this a “missing link.”Suckers.  These are overgrown rug rats, not missing links.  Or else they get dizzy standing up, and thus obey Paul’s Law: you can’t fall off the floor.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh: 17-yr-old wrestler booked for molesting national level grappler

first_imgA 17-year-old wrestler was booked for allegedly molesting a national level girl grappler, police said on Thursday.The incident took place on June 9 near Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, where the complainant had gone to attend a camp for the junior girl grapplers, they said.In a complaint lodged with the Sadar Police here, the girl, who is from Hisar, alleged that the youth molested her when she went to an ATM kiosk to withdraw money at about 7 pm.She claimed that he also tried to drag her to a nearby hotel but she managed to escape, it said.The complainant alleged that the youth also threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.Based on the complaint, a ‘zero FIR’ under relevant sections of the IPC which pertain to using criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty, criminal intimidation and under various provisions of the Protection of the Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against the youth, who is also from Hisar, said Harish Bhardwaj, the spokesman of district police.The complaint was forwarded to the SHO of Sarojini Nagar police station in Lucknow for further investigation, he said.A ‘zero FIR’ can be filed in any police station and can be later transferred to the police station concerned.Also Read | Indian man detained in Dubai for molesting seven-year-old girlAlso Read | Aligarh: Girl’s family alleges rape, police rules out sexual assaultAlso Watch | Watch: Man forces himself on child at Riyadh malladvertisementlast_img read more