first_imgNewsAppeal Court finds Geoghegan murder conviction is safeBy Staff Reporter – June 11, 2015 1075 Twitter by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE MAN convicted of the murder of Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan had his life sentence endorsed on Monday after the Court of Appeal ruled that the conviction was safe.Barry Doyle (30) with addresses in Portland Row, Dublin and Hyde Road, Limerick failed in his bid to overturn the conviction after lodging 27 grounds for the appeal at the two day hearing.Shane Geoghegan was returning home after watching a televised rugby match at a friend’s house on November 9, 2008 when a gunman shot him several times just yards from his house in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle.Barry Doyle had been acting on the instructions of convicted killer and gangland figure John Dundon to murder another man, John “Pitchfork” McNamara who lived nearby but he killed Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity.Before Doyle’s arrest, April Collins told Gardaí that she had information about serious crimes in Limerick including a murder.She said she was with her former partner Ger Dundon the morning after Shane Geoghegan’s murder when they met Ger’s brother John and Barry Doyle in a pub car park in Limerick. John Dundon became angry when he asked Doyle to describe the man he shot after it emerged the wrong man was killed.Barry Doyle was implicated in her statement and was arrested wearing a bulletproof vest at his Limerick address.Following a retrial, he was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan on February 16, 2012.In his submission to the three judge Court of Appeal in Dublin, the 30-year-old father of one claimed that admissions made following more than a dozen Garda interviews were obtained through duress.Martin O’Rourke SC said the welfare of Doyle’s partner and child were used against him as a “tool of psychological oppression”. He was told that his partner was being held in custody away from their sick child and that he could “do something about that”.During his 15th interview in Garda custody, he admitted that he shot Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity.Mr O’Rourke also submitted that Doyle’s admissions were made without him having reasonable access to legal advice and when he decided to forgo his right to silence.Tom O’Connell SC, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said the legitimacy of the arrest of Doyle’s partner was not raised during the trial and he confessed to the murder because “his conscience was engaged”.President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who was sitting with Mr Justice George Birmingham and Mr Justice John Edwards, said the appellant’s advisors legitimately advanced every ground of the objection in defending their client.The judges concluded that Doyle had engaged with his solicitor before the 15th interview and that all parties were aware of deals and counter offers made.They also agreed with the trial judge’s ruling to exclude the records of telephone calls between April Collins and her Garda liaison offocer Detective Garda James Hourihane as they were irrelevant to the case.“All of their extensive submissions were fully ventilated and carefully considered by the trial judge. The many issues were re-visited in a hearing in this court that occupied two full days of oral argument and which were also explored in comprehensive submissions that were of great assistance to the court.Mr Justice Ryan said the court was satisfied that none of the grounds of appeal could succeed.“The trial was satisfactory and the conviction of Mr Doyle was safe”, he concluded.Shane Geoghegan’s mother Mary and brother Anthony were present at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this Monday to hear the ruling.Barry Doyle gave no reaction when the judgement was handed down and saluted family members in the courtroom as he was led away. Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleA guiding light in the darknessNext articleDPP loses appeal to increase Dundon’s threat to kill sentence Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

first_img The other major contract speculation at the Etihad Stadium concerns Frank Lampard’s loan from sister club New York City, which is due to expire at the end of the month. Pellegrini hopes to keep the influential 36-year-old until the end of the season and also claimed last week that Lampard wanted to stay longer. It might be that Pellegrini has to settle for a shorter arrangement – for an extra month or two – but no decisions have yet been made. Pellegrini said: “It is not just our decision. If you ask me if I want Frank to stay, of course I want him to stay. “He is a very important player for our squad and he is playing very well, as the top player he is. Maybe in the next days we will be sure but I cannot be 100 per cent at this moment.” Pellegrini’s most immediate concern is overcoming the absence of his captain Vincent Kompany and all three of his frontline strikers for the visit of Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. Kompany suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury in his comeback match at Leicester last week while forward Edin Dzeko hurt his calf in the warm-up. Frontmen Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic were already sidelined. The lack of forward options could mean another opportunity for 18-year-old Jose Angel Pozo or a change of system to utilise a midfielder such as Milner, David Silva or Samir Nasri in an advanced position. Pellegrini said: “The strikers, the three of them are out for tomorrow. We will try to play in another way. “I hope that midfielders will arrive from the second line and we will score in another way. “I know that we play against a team that defend very well also so we will see what is the best solution to play without them.” Victory for City by four goals or more would take the defending champions back to the top of the table ahead of current leaders Chelsea’s trip to Stoke on Monday. Pellegrini said: “That is very important – not for the pressure we can put on Chelsea but it is very important to add three more points and to finish the first round of games with the most amount of points we can. “We cannot drop any more points here at home because we already dropped the same number of points we did last season.” But Pellegrini is not taking anything for granted, remembering a difficult home clash with Palace at the same time last year. He said: “It was a very tough game. It was just after Boxing Day. We won 1-0 and Edin Dzeko scored. I am sure tomorrow we will have a similar game that we had last year.” Neil Warnock concedes he will be taking Crystal Palace to face a City side starting to fire on all cylinders – but insists his players will not simply roll over. The Eagles face reigning champions City at the Etihad Stadium in Saturday’s early kick-off looking for their first win in almost a month – with the Londoners just one point clear of the relegation zone. That last victory came over Liverpool, who ran City close in the title race last season, and Warnock – who also rubbished reports linking Palace with Ashley Cole – wants his players to show what they are made of and upset the odds. Pellegrini’s side are without a number of key individuals but, despite their fitness worries, Warnock knows his side have to be at their best to spring a shock. “They are just hitting their form,” he said. “It is always difficult to go to the Etihad, they play some wonderful football but we have been playing well so we do not go there with any fear, but we realise we have got to be on top of our game to come away with anything. We know our goalkeeper and our back four have got to play well and we have got to create chances. “(Sergio) Aguero is as good as anything, him and (Chelsea striker) Diego Costa are probably the best two in the Premier League. But if they wanted to give me Samir Nasri and David Silva I would take them tomorrow. “I think they are as good as anybody in the country, those two, the difference between the top clubs and everyone at the bottom end is that every player in the 25 is a top international player who can play in several positions. “We have got to know what we are doing and be on top of our game – we have done that well recently but we step it up another gear now. We did well at Swansea and Tottenham but now this is another challenge. We are going to the most difficult place, along with Stamford Bridge, so it is a good challenge for us.” Palace also have some concerning knocks, with Marouane Chamakh definitely ruled out of the fixture, and Warnock has long-said that he is waiting for the January transfer window. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident England midfielder James Milner will sign a new contract in the near future. Press Association Pellegrini and Milner recently gave the impression a deal was close but reports this week claimed talks between the parties had stalled. Pellegrini admits discussions are still ongoing but expects a positive outcome. Asked if he expected Milner to stay, Pellegrini said at a press conference: “I think so. There are some differences that can be arranged. “We are talking with James. It is not easy for all the players to sign a new contract. There are a lot of things to talk, to decide, discuss. I hope finally James will sign his contract. “I repeat – the same as with Joe Hart – he wants to stay and the club wants to keep him.” Milner, 28, is in the final season of his current deal and would be free to talk to other clubs from next month. His future became the subject of speculation due to his limited action last season but his prominent role this term – featuring in all but two matches – has changed the picture. Pellegrini also revealed a fortnight ago that a new contract with goalkeeper Hart was imminent. There has been no official news since but the Chilean insists there are no issues. He said: “I hope that is all finished. I am not 100 per cent sure but maybe in the next couple of days you will have the news from the club.” last_img read more

first_imgStanford scientists are blaming evolution for our difficulty at golf, according to The Stanford Daily.  Working with rhesus monkeys, the researchers found that primate brains are too adaptable to changing conditions to become good at a repetitive tasks.  “One possible explanation for the observation is that evolution favored predators who could improvise, as they never face an identical situation twice when hunting prey,” explained reporter Daniel Novinson.  But with the D word designed used twice by Mark Churchland, what is the message?“The nervous system was not designed to do the same thing over and over,” said Churchland, a co-author of the study, to the Washington Post.  “The nervous system was designed to be flexible.  You typically find yourself doing things you’ve never done before.”Apparently no one asked the traditional follow-up question, “Who designed the designer?”Some weeks we may need a category for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Day.  Did it never cross their designed minds that a flexible nervous system is a good example of purposeful design?  Why give Charlie Chance the credit?  Meanwhile, if you hit the sand trap, blame yourself, not evolution.  Golf would not have evolved.  It has negative survival value.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgMan City plan Sterling extension to warn off Real Madridby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaheem Sterling is eyeing a move to Real Madrid in the summer, per journalist Alex Kay-Jelski.The reporter, who has very good sources at City and with Sterling’s camp, believes that Real are serious about signing the English winger.Sterling is only 24 and has emerged as one of the best and most consistent players in the Premier League.He has come on leaps and bounds since manager Pep Guardiola took over at the club, helping them to two Premier League titles in a row.While Real are serious in their interest and Sterling would fancy the move, the source also claims that City will offer him a bumper new deal to convince him that his future lies in Manchester.City would loathe to lose Sterling, given he is one of their most prolific attacking players. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCardale Jones swings and misses at a softball.Twitter/@STN_Sports Every year, NCAA member schools have to self-report dozens of violations, the vast majority of which are quite inane. Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern reports that the school reported 29 minor violations, six of which came from the football program. The most interesting of them centers on quarterback Cardale Jones’ attendance as a celebrity softball game hosted by Cleveland Browns star Joe Haden.Cardale Jones and Prime Time at Joe Haden’s Celebrity softball game— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 6, 2015In one case, an OSU football player was told that he was neither permitted to participate in nor attend the Joe Haden Celebrity Charity Softball game in Cleveland on June 6. However, on the morning of the event he called his position coach and was told he could attend the event but not participate.Because the school had not provided written approval to attend, a violation had occurred. An OSU spokesman could not confirm the identity of the player, but redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones was documented to have attended the game.In response to the violation, a letter of education was provided to all football coaches and staff emphasizing the rules regarding promotional activities, as well as reviewed with football student-athletes.Braxton Miller’s Instagram photo promoting AdvoCare from the spring was also included in the report. It should be noted that there should not be an repercussions for minor offenses like these, but it is always interesting to look at the things that are deemed violations by the NCAA. Many of them are pretty ridiculous.[The Lantern via Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

Source: Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 17 2018Loughborough University academics are to conduct research as part of a large-scale international project investigating whether personalized breast cancer screening is a better screening option for women aged 40 to 70.Dr Yan Chen and Emeritus Professor Alastair Gale, of the School of Science, say they are “very proud” to be part of MyPeBS (My Personalized Breast Screening) – a unique seven-year-long randomized clinical study that will run trials with 85,000 women from five different countries to compare personalized risk-based screening to standard screening.MyPeBS has received 12.5 million euros (£11.2m) of funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and brings together 25 European, Israeli and American groups and institutions.Since the late 1980s, organized breast mammography screening programs have been introduced in more and more countries across Europe, and these programs have always used a “one size fits all” strategy whereby women in a target age group (typically between 50-69-years-old) are invited for a mammogram every two or three years.This approach has demonstrated benefits (reduction of breast cancer-specific mortality by 20%), however, researchers say it is not perfect and comes with side effects including false-positive findings, overdiagnosis and overtreatment.In the current strategy, all invited women are treated the same, but each woman has her own individual risk of developing breast cancer depending on factors such as genetics, lifestyle, or hormonal exposure.MyPeBS is investigating the advantages of using a new screening approach based on individual risk estimation of breast cancer.Radiologists will assess each woman and make an informed recommendation for when they should undertake screenings.For example, a woman who has a family history of breast cancer may be classed as ‘high risk’ and advised to have a yearly screening, whereas a woman with no family history of breast cancer and no other risk indicators may be told a screening of every four years would be more appropriate.The study will compare two groups of women – one following the current standard breast screening and the other following a personalized risk-based screening strategy.Related StoriesHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsLiving with advanced breast cancerNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerIn the MyPeBS trial, some 300 radiologists will report breast screening cases across five countries – Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom – therefore it is important to monitor their performance and ensure that there is an established standard of performance and equivalence of skill levels in identifying any breast abnormalities.Dr Chen, Director of the University’s Applied Vision Research Centre, and Professor Gale will act as the quality assurance for the trials; they will analyze information provided by radiologists regarding their reporting mammographic workstation and relevant reporting room characteristics.They will also ensure the radiologists can read scans to the highest level by getting them to complete PERFORMS test sets of known challenging cases every six months in the first two years.PERFORMS is an online self-assessment and training resource for breast screening radiologists developed and ran by Loughborough University academics for the past 30 years.The results of these tests will be fed back to the participants and reported to the MyPeBS co-ordinators.Dr Chen will also compare results with the University of California (UoC), which will carry out similar assessments using their training resource, WISDOM.The UoC work is being led by Dr Laura Esserman, who was a member of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group on Advancing Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation.Of the study, Dr Chen said: “We’re very proud to be part of the MyPeBS project.”It is important that, on the basis of sound scientific evidence, breast screening be offered appropriately and regularly to those women who most need it and less often to those women who least need it. This detailed study will determine which women are most at risk of this dreadful disease.”The MyPeBS clinical study will begin in early 2019. After the results of the study are known, MyPeBS will propose general recommendations for more effective breast cancer screening in Europe. read more