FL woman arrested for turning in husband’s guns after he attacked her

first_imgA Florida woman was arrested for taking her soon to be ex-husband’s guns and turning them over to police after he attacked her.Lakeland Police say 32-year-old Courtney Irby went into the station to turn over Joseph Irby’s and admitted to breaking into his apartment and stealing them.Police say she entered his home through the locked front door but did not release further details.Police later spoke to Joseph Irby who opted to press charges.Courtney Irby was arrested Friday on charges of grand theft firearm and armed burglary.The day before, the couple had attended a divorce hearing and, became involved in an argument as they were departing the courthouse, according to a police report.Joseph Irby got into his vehicle and began following his wife, who was trying to drive away from the courthouse, the report says.Records show Joseph Irby screamed and yelled at his wife while he rammed the rear end of her vehicle in an attempt to run her off the road as she was on the phone with police.Officers said Courtney Irby was hysterically crying when they interviewed her and that she was in fear for her life.Joseph Irby was arrested on a charge of domestic violence,  aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.Both have since bonded out of the Polk County Jail.Police have faced heavy criticism for the handling of the case and “lack of support for domestic abuse survivors.”One Florida lawmaker is insisting the case be thrown out entirely.“The case of Courtney Taylor Irby demonstrates once more the dangerous linkage between intimate partner violence and access to firearms. Court records show that Irby applied for a temporary injunction against her husband and the two were in the process of a divorce. She was actively protecting herself and her family from an estranged husband who had not turned over his firearms to law enforcement and was arrested for it. We should be outraged by her arrest, and the local State Attorney’s office should not prosecute Irby,” State Rep. Anna Eskamani wrote in a news release.last_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: midfielder on-field, linguist off it

first_imgImage Courtesy: Public Radio of Armenia/AS RomaAdvertisement ck26niNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs37j4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekj7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uva8Would you ever consider trying this?😱tspCan your students do this? 🌚auw9xdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Henrikh Mkhitaryan- the central midfielder who had emerged from Armenia to hustle at the top flight of European football. Rising through the ranks in Shakhtar Donetsk and presently ending up at AS Roma on loan from Arsenal, he graced the Bundesliga and Premier League. Often credited for using his brain more than his foot in game, and drawn comparison with Zinedine Zidane. But did you know he has mastered eight languages over his career? Yes, EIGHT!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Public Radio of Armenia/AS RomaRoma are currently 4th on the league table, and secured 3 points from today’s 3-1 away victory over Hellas Verona, the third goal coming in the 92nd minute from Mkhitaryan. The 30 year old was present at the post match conference, where he started speaking fluent Italian, within just three months at the Stadio Olimpico.Speaking to local media outlet Roma Press, the Armenian skipper said: “I feel good, I missed playing, two months is too long. It’s a shame but now I feel good and I think it was very important to win today.”Advertisement “We didn’t play very well, but the most important thing was the three points.” he added.Hearing Mkhitaryan’s fluency in a language is not surprising. Other than his mother tongue, the player has developed firm grasp on various other languages according to the clubs he played and trained with. From Shakhtar, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and currently on his loan spell in Italy from Arsenal, the player has learnt French, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, English, German and most recently Italian.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Huge Sperm Whale washed up on Donegal coastline

first_imgA massive monster of the sea has been washed up on the West coast of Donegal.The huge Sperm Whale was found on Magheroarty Beach yesterday.Members of the Donegal branch of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group have measured the creature at a staggering 43 feet long. They estimate that the whale has been dead for between 3 and 4 weeks and the animal is in bad condition.A spokesman said “These animals are a very interesting species with the largest brain of any animal that ever lived on the planet. Feeding far offshore, continental shelf and beyond.“Diving into depths over 1000mts to hunt its prey, predominantly the giant squid. They are the world’s largest toothed predator.”The whale which measures 43 feet in length. Pic by DWDGHuge Sperm Whale washed up on Donegal coastline was last modified: March 29th, 2019 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) Tags:Magheroarty BeachSperm whaleWashedlast_img read more

Brand South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day in collaboration with Constitution Hill

first_imgThe 21st March 2018 marked the commemoration of Human Rights Day – a day in remembrance of the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. The massacre ensued as a result of protests against the Apartheid regime in the country.On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights. It has since become an iconic date in the country’s history.“As we commemorate our fallen heroes of the 1960 massacre, let us not forget the price paid for our freedom. We need to reflect on how we can better empower each other and take the opportunity to embrace and be reminded of the Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the Constitution- that everyone has a right to life, equality and human dignity”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager: Government, Ms Toni Gumede.The Bill of Rights preserved in the Constitution is the cornerstone of the constitutional and representative democracy. The Constitution as the supreme law means that no laws may be passed that goes against it. The Bill of Rights also comprehensively addresses South Africa’s history of oppression, colonialism, slavery, racism and sexism and other forms of human violations. The Bill of Rights embeds the rights of all people in our country in an enduring affirmation of the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.“Brand South Africa takes the opportunity to emphasize the importance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution through its Constitutional Awareness programme. The programme aims to inspire constitutionalism, tolerance and constructive expression amongst citizens of South Africa”, adds Ms Gumede.One of the ways in which Brand South Africa will deliver on this will be a collaboration with Constitution Hill, for the delivery of the annual Human rights programme on the 23rd – 25th March 2018.This event promotes social cohesion and commemorates the coming of age of the world’s most progressive constitution through activities which nurture patriotism, constitutional awareness and active citizenship.The three-day programme articulated below;• Day 1 – Civil Society Organisations EngagementOn the 23rd March 2018, Constitution Hill in collaboration with Brand South Africa, will host a dialogue and matchmaking session with role players in the CSI space, specifically, NPO’s, relevant state entities and corporates who have an intention to align and collaborate with the NPO space in the delivery of their CSI programme.• Day 2 – African Human Rights Film screening and African Human right book sessionOn the 24th March 2018, will be film screenings of African film that speak to Freedom as well as a book session within the constitutional space such as Memoirs of a born free. Brand South Africa’s Audiovisuals will be played in-between the film.• Day 3 – WE THE PEOPLE WALKOn 25th March 2018, Brand South Africa will participate in the WE THE PEOPLE WALK. Brand South Africa, in collaboration with Constitution Hill and its stakeholders, will engage in this symbolic activity that seeks to affirm constitutionalism as the foundation of the South African Nation Brand and specifically the protection of human rights.“We urge the youth, social activists and social advocacy groups in the constitutional advocacy space to come and engage in this exciting programme as we commemorate Human Rights Day and be educated in terms of the Bill of Rights”, concludes Ms Gumede.Register to participate in the walk here.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile:0817041488Email: [email protected]: www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Do or Do Not: How I Launched My Career with Star Wars

first_imgDid Star Wars inspire you as a filmmaker? Let us know in the comments. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I worked on two of the first three episodes of Star Wars.Cover image via ILM.Forty years later, a reunion commemorating the release of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope took place on the main stage at Industrial Light and Magic in San Rafael, California.I was there along with 250 other people who helped create cinema history.May 25, 1977 was a long time ago, but my recollection of seeing Star Wars for the first time is as vivid as any of my high-impact memories. Talk about a two-hour voyage to another reality – this movie succeeded on so many levels. I made it a personal goal to somehow, one day, be a part of this visual revolution. Though still a senior in college, I would get my chance two years later on The Empire Strikes Back.Believe in your dreams.Myself with Warren Franklin, optical department team mate, and two of my bosses, John Dykstra and Richard Edlund.Seeing everyone, many of them for the first time since I last drove out of ILM’s parking lot, was a bit surreal and lots of fun. Thankfully, we had name tags! I knew most everyone by name, but a few, I admit, required a rapid glance at their name tag.Ours was a time when sprocket-driven, photo chemical film technology was colliding with the emerging PC revolution. Digital imaging and cellular communication was still years away, but on the movie screen, we were already traveling at light speed and doing battle with planet-destroying particle weapons. These were heady times, and being in a group of twenty- and thirty-somethings who thought there was no limit to our visual realizations was thrilling and foundational.The crew of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.”Toward the end of the evening, many of the supervisors got a chance to reminisce about the original three films. Each of them concluded their remarks by saying it was a time — a place — and a team that would never repeat. I don’t agree — that’s old people talk.Today, teams of young people all over the world are improving our industry with equipment and software advances, breathtaking shot making and inventive new ways to tell stories. Our industry will forever move forward.ILM Optical department, circa 1982. From back row: Ed Jones, Marc Vargo, Dave Berry, Ralph Gordon, Dave Hanies, Peter Almlandson, James Lim, John Ellis, Chris Rand, Michael Moore, Tom Rosseter, Phil Barberio, Duncan Myers, Mike Shannon, Mary Walter, Bruce Nicholson, Peg Hunter. Image via ILM/Lucasfilm.My participation on Empire and Jedi occurred because of two improbable breaks. I’m a product of a mid-level film school in flyover country who got a chance to be a part of film history.Because I dreamed about it first.Check out my video “Blue Screen — 1980” to see how we composited elements in those days.last_img read more

Suddenly favored

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Hotshots would, of course, try to change what happened last season, where they also won the series opener only to lose the next four.“It’s [imperative] for us to settle down and again prepare hard for this game,” added Victolero.Last season, the Hotshots took back-to-back lopsided losses after that Game 1 win. Game 4 was close before they suffered a meltdown in overtime of Game 5.Now coming off a championship run in the Governors’ Cup, and toughened up by the character-shaping playoff victories over crowd darling Barangay Ginebra and second-seeded Rain or Shine, the Magnolia mentor hopes he and his charges are experienced enough to counter the Beermen’s overwhelming advantage in manpower.“[Through all that], we’ve improved in terms of maturity,” Victolero said. “Our core group has grown a lot and our chemistry has never been better.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Maybe Magnolia is not the underdog after all.ADVERTISEMENT Having won five of its last games in the PBA Philippine Cup, counting Finals opener, Magnolia shoots for a commanding 2-0 lead over reigning champion San Miguel Beer in their race-to-four series Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, where all pre-series hype has been thrown out the window.Tip off is at 7 p.m. with the Hotshots looking to cash in on the lessons they’ve learned for over a year. After all, they have been an entirely different team since last facing the Beermen in the grandest PBA stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It has been a learning experience for us. But as I’ve said before, the series doesn’t end in this (first) game,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said. “We know that San Miguel will try to mount a comeback and we’ve learned from that (from last year).”Magnolia threw a defensive blanket on June Mar Fajardo’s supporting cast in Game 1 to carve out a 99-94 win and take great momentum into the second game. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img “We were down against Ginebra 0-1 (in the quarterfinals and we won the next two (games),” he said. “We were down 0-2 against the Elasto Painters, and we won the series. Those are some of the experience we’ve brought into this.”Fajardo faced a relentless Magnolia defense but still came away with 35 points in Game 1. He will need his supporting cast to step up for the Beermen to take control and pull even in this series.“Their maturity is incredible,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “As we’ve been saying before, they’re good in closing out games. So as far as indication goes, this is not going to be easy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres poised to go deep Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

13 days agoMoreno: Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard not good enough for Spain

first_imgMoreno: Real Sociedad midfielder Odegaard not good enough for Spainby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Roberto Moreno insists Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard wouldn’t be good enough for his squad.Odegaard is ready to play for Norway against Spain on Saturday night.Asked if he would make it into the Spain team, Moreno was clear.”I’m sorry, but no,” Moreno said. “Our players are better. I don’t want to disrespect anyone. I think we have a great team.”Now he [Odegaard] is playing in midfield at Real Sociedad and is reaching a high level. He is doing amazingly well.”At the end of the day Norway are a good team and we will have to be effective to get the win.”He is doing well, but there won’t be a plan to stop a specific player. I wouldn’t make a specific plan to stop him or anyone else.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoAston Villa midfielder McGinn nets hat-trick in Scotland victory

first_imgAston Villa midfielder McGinn nets hat-trick in Scotland victoryby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa midfielder John McGinn scored a hat-trick as Scotland trounced San Marino 6-0 on Sunday.McGinn scored all three goals before the half-time whistle as the Tartan Army swept aside the world’s lowest ranked team.Lawrence Shankland scored his first international goal after 65 minutes, with Stuart Findlay and Stuart Armstrong rounding out the victory.”It’s not often a Scotland team score six goals,” Clarke told Sky Sports. “It’s a nice reward at the end of a difficult week.”They’ve got character and resilience. They were on a hiding to nothing tonight. They showed the character to come back from a bad blow.”We’re working towards an end target, which is the play-offs in March. We go to Cyprus one point behind with a chance to go above them.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jane Goodall Institute Partners With War For The Planet Of The Apes

first_imgIn honor of the upcoming release of the new War for the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox have teamed with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide care for rescued chimpanzees at Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in Republic of Congo.Ashley Sullivan, Community Engagement Specialist at the Jane Goodall Institute, wrote: “The center, currently housing around rescued 150 chimpanzees, represents a place of safety and kindness from humanity – the likes of which many of these chimps have not seen in their early years. Most of the rescued chimpanzees are victims of the illegal entertainment/ “pet” or bushmeat trades, having been orphaned as infants, torn from their forest homes and families. Tchimpounga is their second chance, enabling them to create bonds with other chimpanzees along with their human caretakers, and it is through the shared stories of these beings that we are best able to understand their uniqueness and feel compelled to protect them.”“I think that the Planet of the Apes series makes people think about the apes and perhaps our relationship to them,” said Jane Goodall. “And anything that makes us think about our own humanity in relation to the rest of the animal kingdom is important. So I think the series has helped.”War for the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and features Andy Serkis as the ape Caesar, and Woody Harrelson as The Colonel.“It is an honor and a privilege to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute in providing needed care for our closest living animal relatives,” said War for the Planet of the Apes director, Matt Reeves. “Over the course of filming Caesar’s cinematic journey, it’s fascinated me to learn so much about apes and chimpanzees, these amazing sentient animals who organize, strategize and even socialize in much the same way as humans. Our hope is this reimagined Apes franchise will spark a fresh awareness, compassion and respect for these majestic species for generations to come.”Read more here.last_img read more

Ontario court rules lawsuit can proceed against HudBay

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Ontario judge has ruled a group from Guatemala can proceed with their lawsuit against a Canadian mining company.Their lawsuit is against HudBay Minerals that operates a mine in Guatemala.The group has held several protests in Toronto claiming beatings, rape and murder have taken place at the mine.It’s a precedent setting case as other Canadian companies could potentially be held liable for incidents that happen abroad.last_img

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