‘Son’s Murderer Is Also a ‘Rapist’

first_imgA surprising story has emerged regarding the true identity of the father of a 10 year-old Liberian boy, Barway Collins, whose body was found April 11 in the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center in the United States.  Barway’s father, Pierre Collins of Crystal, Minnesota, has ever since been considered the prime suspect in the murder of his son as a result of tangible evidence in the possession of Minnesota State security authorities. He is charged with second-degree murder, according to information reaching the Daily Observer.  He is currently behind bars awaiting trial for his son’s murder, though he told police prior to his arrest “If they have enough, (evidence) they should come and get me.”  But in what may be considered another twist to the entire episode, the biological mother of Barway Collins has made a revelation about the true identity of the man she considered her deceased child’s father.  The boy’s mother, Ms. Louise Karluah, who spoke to the popular Liberian Top Talk-Show host, Mamadee Diakite, painted a terrible picture of her encounter with Pierre Collins when she was only 15 and a student in a refugee camp.  Ms. Karluah told Diakite, “I was fifteen years old in Ghana in the eighth grade. He was our French teacher. He called me inside for an assignment and started to pet me and raped me.  That’s how I got pregnant with Edwin (Barway’s real name).  Ms. Karluah said after she got pregnant, Pierre asked her to abort the pregnancy. Because of her refusal to do as he demanded, she said, “He disowned the pregnancy. He was very wicked to me.”  “My son was precious; he was my hope and he was a smart boy who promised to do things for me. He used to send me money. If (Pierre) Collins stands before me today, I will kill him – he is a very wicked man,” she told Diakite.  She also revealed that she sent her son to the United States and did not speak with him on the phone until 2013. During their conversations, Ms. Karluah said, Barway told her he was physically punished and she counseled him to “be obedient.”  She also disclosed that Collins informed her when Barway went missing.According to reports from Crystal, Minnesota, funeral arrangements for young Barway will be held on Saturday at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis, the family spokesman, Pastor Harding Smith, said Tuesday.  Barway’s body, according to Pastor Smith, was released by the medical examiner to Estes Funeral Chapel in Minneapolis and that the father has relinquished all funeral and burial arrangements to him.  It is anticipated that Barway’s biological mother will attend the funeral, as efforts are underway to ensure that she gets there on time.  “I have tried to wait until Barway’s mother gets here,” Star Tribune quotes Smith as saying. “I think it is very important for a mother to be here to bury her son.”  Barway went to the United States from Liberia when he was 5 to join his father, who had arrived there a few years earlier. Several members of the Liberian immigrant community also want Barway’s biological mother to be at the funeral.  Meanwhile, Pierre Collins, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the boy’s death, remains in the Hennepin County jail with bail set at US$2million. Barway, whose body was discovered bound with duct tape, had been missing since March 18.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Equipment part stolen from logging site near Chetwynd

first_imgThe missing buncher head is very heavy and has a distinctive shape. Chetwynd RCMP also reports that the machine’s arm was also severely damaged during the theft, as several hydraulic hoses that connect it to the stolen head were cut. If you are able to help identify a suspect in this matter, contact police at 250-788-9221 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

DONEGAL HURLERS FALL AT FINAL HURDLE AGAINST FINGAL

first_imgDonegal have failed in their attempt to get promoted to Division 2B of the Allianz National Hurling League.Despite a spirited display, Ray Durack’s side simply didn’t have enough in the tank for a lively Fingal side at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan.Not even the fact that Fingal were reduced to 14 men, the Dublin outfit eventually came out 1-9 to 1-5 winners. Some fine displays by full back Joe Boyle and forward Ronan McDermott was still not enough to overcome a valiant team effort by Fingal.Ray Durack should be satisfied at his team’s league campaign and they can build from here for next season. DONEGAL HURLERS FALL AT FINAL HURDLE AGAINST FINGAL was last modified: April 13th, 2013 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:donegalFingalHURLINGlast_img read more

DEADLINE FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS NOMINATIONS THIS FRIDAY

first_imgThe Donegal County manager Seamus Neely, Mayor John Campbell and Cllr Tom Conaghan a previous winner of the award in 1982 at the Donegal Sports Star Awards launch.The deadline for Donegal Sports Star Awards nominations is this Friday November 28th. It’s been another fantastic year for sport in the county so it’s now time to recognize those who have been successful locally, nationally and internationally.For those still planning to make nominations time is running out fast. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be a contender for an award at the 39th County Council sponsored Donegal Sports Star function, which takes place in the Mount Errigal on Friday, January 30th.As well as the conventional soccer, GAA, athletic categories there is the specialists sections like the Hall of Fame, Appreciation, Brendan McDaid Memorial Special Achievement, International Achievement and the Special Recognition Award.Among the overall winners over the past five years were two boxers Willie McLaughlin (Illies Golden Gloves) in 2009 and Jason Quigley (2013) while there has also been two GAA winners Yvonne McMonagle (2010) and Karl Lacey (2012).In 2011 the top award in Donegal sport went to Clay Pigeon Shooter Jim Doherty from Newtowncunningham. A brief summary only of achievements will suffice. Pictorial and DVD footage is also required.Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to info@donegalsportsstarawards.ie or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.As the committee will be selecting the ‘Hall of Fame’ winner no nominations are being sought in this category.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to the website www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie or on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards. DEADLINE FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS NOMINATIONS THIS FRIDAY was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal Sport Star AwardsNoticesSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL U14 LEAGUE GIRLS IN SUPER WIN OVER ANTRIM

first_imgDONEGAL’S U14 girls league development team are on their way home this evening delighted and happy after a comprehensive victory away over a much-fancied Antrim side.The Antrim team was the same outfit which defeated this Donegal side in a recent final at Garvaghey in an all-Ulster blitz.But Sabrina White’s team were superb from start to finish, eventually winning by 13 points in the clash in Glenavy. Right from the whistle Donegal showed great skill and determination with their first goal just 90 seconds in from Maddison White.At half time the score was Donegal 1-6 Antrim 1-0.Five minutes into the second half Donegal set the wheels in motion once again with a goal from Ciara Mc Daid followed closely with a goal from Aimee Callaghan.This was all all round team performance with some excellent play from the backs right through to the forwards. The U14 development league team who beat Antrim todayDONEGAL U14 LEAGUE GIRLS IN SUPER WIN OVER ANTRIM was last modified: April 11th, 2015 by John2Share 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:development teamdonegalu14winlast_img read more

DONEGAL TEENAGER LANDS CONTRACT WITH BRADFORD

first_imgA TEENAGE soccer sensation from County Donegal has landed a chance with Bradford City.Carl McHugh, from Lettermacaward, was on the bench for the League Two side at the weekend away against Gillingham – but the Yorkshire side lost 3-1.The 19-year-old former Reading trainee can play both centre half or left back but wasn’t used in the away defeat.  DONEGAL TEENAGER LANDS CONTRACT WITH BRADFORD was last modified: August 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

Santa Clarita Things To Do

first_imgFestival of Trees will feature decorated trees, wreaths, kids’ activities and more, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today at 21119 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of SCV. Call Judy Belue at (661) 254-3063. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Turkey Toss will feature games, refreshments and a beanbag toss contest for ages 4-12 to win turkeys and pumpkin pies, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at Richard Rioux Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 through Dec. 22 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Kenny Bob Davis will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Nature hike will teach how American Indians used local plants, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Waterfall Hike is a rigorous 5-mile round-trip trek, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Backpages will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MySQL.com Down Due to Massive Power Outage

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img steven walling As of July 22nd, all MySQL.com Web services have become completely inaccessible. Just in time for OSCON, the failure leaves all six million or more users of the open source database system unable to access source code, bug tracking, or discussion forums on the site. According to Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana of Sun Microsystem’s MySQL Community Team, the problem was the result of a massive power outage in Uppsala, Sweden, where the infrastructure is located.Though there are conflicting reports of the exact hour it started, it’s clear that sites connected to MySQL.com, such as the forums and bug tracking, have been down since the wee hours of the morning Pacific Standard Time. According to Dups, the outage was the result of a major power outage, and comes just days before Sun planned on migrating the MySQL servers and co-located infrastructure. Sun Microsystems, the parent company of MySQL, was recently acquired by enterprise database giant Oracle. This lead to fears that Oracle’s database-related sites were also experiencing trouble, though it appears any fears are unwarranted at this point.No estimated recovery time has been announced, and ReadWriteWeb is waiting on an official statement from MySQL and Sun spokespeople. In the meantime, you can get live updates from the myql_community account on Twitter, or access MySQL documentation or downloads from mirrors like this or this. Update: As of 4:15 Pacific Time, MySQL.com is back up and running, but access to files and other resources on the site is limited. In an email, MySQL Community staff said, “At this time there maybe functionality that is disabled or unavailable. We expect to have full recovery and back to normal over the next 3-6 hours.” Tags:#enterprise last_img read more

Yes, the Living Building Challenge is Overreaching

first_imgIn all, there are 20 imperatives (requirements) in the LBC that are organized into seven petals: Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty.In addition to full certification, buildings can be certified for achieving just a portion of the requirements — referred to as Petal Certification. With this option, three of the seven petals must be satisfied, and at least one of those three must be Energy, Water, or Materials.A third certification option is to certify just for net-zero-energy performance, requiring that “one hundred percent of the building’s energy needs on a net annual basis must be supplied by on-site renewable energy.” Along with the net-zero-energy requirement, this certification option includes a number of other LBC imperatives, as described below. This last program is the fastest growing of the LBC certification options.Needless to say, achieving LBC certification is very hard. Since the launch of the program eight years ago only a handful of buildings have achieved full certification (five and counting), another four have been recognized as petal-certified projects, and eleven projects have been certified as net-zero energy. A label for Just organizationsIn the fall of 2013, ILFI rolled out a program for evaluating and reporting on a company or organization’s social justice. As reported in Environmental Building News, while this program was initially created for building product manufacturers, it can be applied to any company.The Just label includes 22 categories, divided into six categories: Diversity, Equity, Safety, Worker Benefit, Local Benefit, and Stewardship. For each of the 22 categories, an organization, one, two, or three boxes may be checked, indicating level of compliance.  Under Worker Benefit, for example, there are three items: Worker Happiness; Employee Health Care; and Continuing Education.The Just program is really a transparency initiative, rather than a certification program. It is a way of sharing information and inspiring change. Like Declare, it is designed to look like a nutrition label. RELATED ARTICLES It’s Alive! Studying the Living Building ChallengeEarly Lessons from the Living Building ChallengeWhat Does Net-Zero Energy Really Mean?Builders Complete ‘Canada’s Greenest Home’America’s Greenest Office BuildingFirst Living Building Challenge Projects certifiedLiving Building Challenge 2.0 Released Pushing the envelopeWith each new program, ILFI continues to push the building industry (and now other industries) toward greater stewardship and a “living future.” Just how quickly the various program elements catch on remains to be seen, but the enthusiasm shown by the thousand attendees at this year’s Living Future conference (attendance is capped at 1,000, and the conference sells out each year) attests to the continuing excitement being generated by ILFI. I’m just back from Portland, Oregon where I attended the annual Living Future Conference.The Living Future Conference was created by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) initially to provide a networking and learning venue for designers and builders involved in creating buildings that are being certified through the Living Building Challenge.Unlike its better known cousin, the LEED Rating System (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Living Building Challenge (LBC) is not a points-based system, but rather a collection of very specific, very challenging requirements. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.center_img ‘Declare’ is picking up momentumThere was a lot of talk at the conference about ILFI’s Declare program. This is a label for building products that was created to help LBC design teams find products meeting materials requirements of the program. But Declare goes well beyond red-list information with its label, which is modeled after a nutrition label.Transparency is a leading focus of the label: manufacturers divulging what’s in the products they’re selling. Other information includes place of manufacturer (for the end-product as well as the primary ingredients), life expectancy, and end-of use options (recycling, salvage, etc.). A confusing issue is the difference between “Red List Free” and “Red List Compliant.” A product listed as Red List Free is verified to contain no Red List constituent, while a Red List Compliant product may contain a Red List constituent yet still meet the requirements of the LBC through a temporary exception. Broadening the scope of Living FutureEven as ILFI signs up new projects for the Living Building Challenge (just over 200 projects are currently registered), the organization is pushing the envelope by expanding its scope. A number of new programs and initiatives were announced at the Living Future conference.First, the Living Future Challenge was announced by ILFI founder Jason McLennan. This will expand beyond buildings to address all industries and scales, according to ILFI. It will be a sort-of umbrella program that houses not only the Living Building Challenge, but also various new programs to be rolled out over the next few years: Living Communities, Living Products, Living Enterprises, Living Lifestyles, and Living Food.“As our pioneering Living Building Challenge project teams have discovered in the past seven years,” said Jason McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute and primary author of the Living Building Challenge, “green buildings do not exist in silos. They are part of the web of influences moving from the materials we use to build to the structures we create and maintain, on to the communities we inhabit and the lives we ultimately live.”The Living Building Challenge will remain a building certification program. A new version, 3.0, was rolled out at the Living Future Conference that updates and clarifies the rating system, narrows its scope somewhat (to buildings), and addresses resilience more directly than did earlier versions.The Living Community Challenge is focused on planners and developers, and it will help them rethink how they design community-scale projects. Certification will be available at the master-planning stage as well as for fully built community or campus projects. Elements of the Living Community Challenge were previously included in the Living Building Challenge, but they will gain emphasis through this separate program.The Living Product Challenge, to be launched later this year, will seek to transform not only building products, but products of all types, including consumer goods and clothing.Other programs, like the Living Food Challenge, are still very much in their formative stages. In the conference keynote presentation, McLennan said that visionary author Paul Hawken encouraged him to take on these new challenges. “We have become very adept and skillful and imagining the end of civilization,” said McLennan, “but not so good at envisioning its transformation.”McLennan is well aware of how audacious ILFI’s plans are. “If anyone thinks we’re overreaching, [expletive]-yeah, we’re overreaching,” he said. “We all need to be overreaching.” Net-zero-energy building certificationThe Net-Zero-Energy certification option was announced in October, 2011 and the first two projects to achieve certification through this program were Painters Hall in Salem, Oregon, and the IDeAs 72 Design Facility on San José, California. Like the full LBC certification, 12 months of energy consumption data is required to achieve certification.Net Zero Energy certification extends somewhat beyond its energy scope to include five of the 20 imperatives in the LBC rating system. In addition to net-zero-energy on an annual basis, the following must be met: Limits to Growth (requiring that buildings be built on previously developed brownfield or greyfield sites and not contribute to sprawling development); Rights to Nature (requiring that the building not shade another building or in other ways diminish the quality of sunlight, fresh air, or natural waterways); Beauty + Inspiration (requiring that the building “contain design features intended solely for human delight and the celebration of culture, spirit and place”); and Inspiration + Education (requiring that information about the project be made available to the public to motivate others to make changes).With the Net Zero Energy certification, renewable energy certificates (RECs), green tags, or other off-site renewables cannot be used in achieving the net-zero-energy performance. In addition, combustion cannot be used as a significant contributor to the net-zero-energy performance. Though fireplaces and wood stoves are now permitted, the wood heat cannot be a significant contributor to the energy performance of the building. How LBC certification worksTo achieve full LBC certification, buildings must:operate on a net-zero-energy basis — using no more energy, on an annual basis, than is collected by the building (certification can not be earned until a full year of data is collected proving that it is actually operating to be zero-net-energy);operate on a net-zero water basis — using no more water on an annual basis than is collected on the site;contain no “red list” chemicals — LBC maintains a long list of chemicals that cannot be used, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), brominated flame retardants, and heavy metals like the mercury found in fluorescent lights; andaddress various other requirements related to place, health, equity, and beauty (yes, beauty).last_img read more

Anonymous Hacks Official North Korean Social Media Accounts

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As the world waits with bated breath to see if Pyongyang will make good on its nuclear threats, the hacker collective Anonymous has made its own move in the increasingly cyber conflict between North Korea and the world. On Tuesday, the group claimed to have stolen 15,000 passwords from the communist nation as part of what it calls Operation North Korea. Late Wednesday, as tensions rose in Kaesong over the North’s closure and seizure of a industrial park it shares with the South, along with repeated declarations of nuclear launch, Anonymous advanced its own chess pieces. The hackers allegedly seized control of North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts, in the process defacing several related websites, and making the autocratic nation look extremely unprepared for cyber attack.  The Uriminzokkiri accounts on both the social media networks, which translates to “our nation,” looked like anything but North Korea’s after the strike. The Twitter account’s avatar changed to a couple in Guy Fawkes masks tangoing, while the Flickr account filled up with less-than-flattering images of the supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.  Related Posts adam popescu Tags:#Anonymous#cyber attacks#privacy#security 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In addition, several sites hocking propaganda material have been hit by digital graffiti (visit Aindf.com to see a wanted poster of Kim Jong Un). North Korean state-run news site Uriminzokkiri.com has been knocked offline, possibly by related DDoS attack. The Next Web is reporting that a Pastebin note, allegedly from the hacktivists, claims that they have agents on the ground fighting off the North’s “cyber army.” Below is an excerpt from the latest Pastebin message, supposedly penned by Anonymous members, explaining the group’s reasoning and m.o. for the attack:ecause of North Korea’s new threats today we are forced tocontact you again.Within this release we also take the chance to set some thingsstraight about our goals, because it seems some web citizensdidn’t really get it right. Here we go:@ Kim Jong-unYou just went full retarded! Never go full retarded.We feel really sorry for your suffering of TDS(aka “tiny dick syndrome”) but be assured, threatening theworld with your nukes won’t make it any better at all.If you had finally opened up your country for thereal internet, you would have already seen over 9000 ads forproducts devoted to solve your problem.If Kim Jong Un really does have thousands of soldiers in his cyber army, it’s likely that this attack will soon be thwarted and things will go back to normal. Normal, of course, being a relative term as the bluffing situation escalates between the peninsula and the rest of the world. Will Anonymous’ actions (in February it hacked the U.S. State Department) push the conflict over the edge and give the 30-year-old despot reason to hit the launch button and plunge the world into hot war? Who knows what this digital assault will do to the man’s ego, since he is already eager to prove himself in the wake of his father’s passing.(See also South Korea Cyber Attack Heightens Tensions In Hair-Trigger Region and World War III Is Already Here – And We’re Losing.)When ex-NBA oddball Dennis “the Worm” Rodman seems to have more on-the-ground knowledge of the leader than every major intelligence agency combined, you know we’re in a pickle, no matter how you cut it. Anonymous is pulling on the tail of a tiger. If this is the prelude to the end of the world, let’s hope it has a viable plan for when the beast turns around and bares its fangs.Image courtesy of Uriminzokkirilast_img read more