Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 Skipper Justine Tiu was downtrodden after the loss, which she thinks should serve as a wakeup call for the team.“Of course, we’ll train harder and this is a sign for us that we need work even harder in the future,” said Tiu in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNo player from Chef’s Classics scored in double figures with Nieza Viray leading the squad with seven points while Creamline had three in Valdez (16), Jema Galanza (11), and Michele Gumabao (10).Tiu said the team failed adjust to the constant changes during play and going up against an established team such as the Cool Smashers, who swept their way to two titles in 2018, was also too heavy of a task. MOST READ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft View comments WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Chef’s Classsics took one of the worst beatings in Premier Volleyball League history when it lost to Creamline 25-12, 25-5, 25-15, in the Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Red Spikers scored just 14 spikes in the match that saw the first two sets start at 16-1 with Alyssa Valdez, usually a first option on offense, serving 35 times.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? “We still lack the ability to adjust during games especially against a team with a system that is super solid and you can really see why Creamline is a champion team,” said Tiu.Nevertheless, Tiu said the team was motivated by the setback and they vowed to avenge it in the second round.“The kids are still in high spirits and they want to get back at Creamline,” said Tiu. “They used the loss as the motivation since we would still face them in the second round.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ Valdez glad to see teammates shine in Creamline romp of Chef’s Classics Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open
Macau Wolf Warriors vs Alab Pilipinas. INQUIRER PHOTO/Tristan TamayoMANILA, Philippines— Macau Wolf Warriors put the clamps on the 7-foot-5 Sam Deguara and leaned on Doug Herring’s clutch plays to stun San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, 98-93, Sunday night in the Asean Basketball League Season 10 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Hounded by veteran Steve Thomas, Deguara was held to a season-low four points before Herring hit a fadeaway with 1:14 remaining to extend the Wolf Warriors advantage 96-91.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Nick King shot a personal season-best 33 points, while Khalif Wyatt had 15 points, but missed seven of his eight attempts from beyond the arc.The Scores:MACAU WOLF WARRIORS 98 — Herring 21, Biyd 21, Cai 15, Ewing 13, Hu 11, Thomas 10, Tang 7, Shentu 0.SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 93 — King 33, Wyatt 15, Domingo 11, Gray 10, Ganuelas-Rosser 9, Brickman 7, Deguara 4, Vigil 4, Heading 0.Quarters: 25-19, 47-47, 80-76, 98-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA fines Isaiah Thomas $25K for bumping referee Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ A turnover by Jason Brickman on the next play led to a Tang Zhi Keng basket on the other end as Wolf Warriors avenged their overtime loss to the Filipino club last December and improved to 3-5.Herring who won an ABL title last season with the CLS Knights tallied 21 points and 10 assists while teammate Julian Boyd who knocked down a triple before Herring’s big shot had 16 points and nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“It’s a good win for our organization after a difficult year last year,” said MWW coach Todd Purves, who once served as consultant to the San Miguel franchise in the PBA. “Herring made some big plays for us and Tang made big hustle plays for us. I though that Steve Thomas made a big difference defensively. It’s tough to defend Big Sam and he was able to do a hell of a job.”Alab lost for the first time at home this season, falling to 4-2 for solo second behind Mono Vampire of Thailand. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption View comments
by Petamber PersaudThe magazine is fittingly juxtaposed between the newspaper and the book. And The Guyana Annual magazine has lived up to its role and expectations, fulfilling its mandate for over 100 years, all of which were portrayed when the 2019 edition of the magazine was launched on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in the Conference Room of the National Library, an institution which is also over 100 years in service to Guyana, ‘empowering the nation through literacy’.But its existence was fraught with challenges. The longevity of The Guyana Annual magazine rest solely on the fact that the custodians of this publication have never shied away from change and innovation; in fact, change and innovation were embraced with a passion.Without embracing constant change the magazine could not have survive this long – one hundred and four years and counting, outliving its main rivals like the ‘Caribia’ and ‘The Christmas Tide’, two early literary with sound groundings.The ‘Christmas Tide’ was produced by the Argosy Company and the ‘Caribia’ by British Guiana Lithographic.Some of those modifications started as in the early 1930s, only fifteen years after its launch in December 1915. In the year 1932, the magazine was the first to add colour to such publications in the colony. 2019 was scripted for more modifications including the size which was scaled down for more manageable handling and naming various competitions – short stories, writing for children, poetry, photography, visual art, cartoon, and playwriting – in honour of outstanding Guyanese writers and artists. This year, there was also a competition for cover design which was won by Kasy Sookram with an entry entitled ‘I told my Story’. The cover featured Sheila King, read all about her in one of the articles.Winner’s Row:A. J. Seymour Prize for Open Short Story:First prize – ‘Old Mr Greaves’ by Daryll Goodchild; Second prize – “For Sale: 14-Year-Old Soul’ by Akeesha Giddings; and Third Prize – ‘Finding Faith For Tomorrow’ by Omari Joseph.Mahadai Das Prize for Open Poetry:First Prize – ‘Her Feat’ by Scott-Ting-A-Kee; Second Prize: Papo’ by Tina Puran; and Third Prize – ‘Heartbreak Sonnet #1’ by Akeesha Giddings.Pauline Melville Prize for Junior Short Story:First Prize: ‘Sparrows’ by Analise Samaroo; Second Prize – ‘Love Pon Safety’ by Daniel Dass; and Third Prize – ‘The Attack’ by Naila Rahaman.Grace Nichols Prize For Junior Poetry:First Prize – ‘Puppets’ by Brianna Gopie; Second Prize – ‘Ode to My Country’ by Nusaibah Hosein; and Third Prize: ‘Shea’ by Abike Barker;Sheila King Prize for Short Story for Children:First Prize – ‘Annie’s Adventure’ by Devi Persaud; Second Prize: ‘Learning is fun’ by Sonia Yarde; and Third Prize: ‘Troubling Alien’ by Kathleen Henriquo.Bobby Fernandes Prize for Photography:First Prize – ‘Angel’s Eye’ by Shamar Semple; Second Prize – ‘The Sea and the Sky’ by Aryan Tulsi; and Third Prize – ‘Peace of Mind’ by Chelsia Denny;Stephanie Correia Prize for Open Visual Art:First Prize – ‘Amazonian Monarch’ by Raquel Ferreira; Second Prize – ‘Curiosity’ by Addevi Persaud; and Third Prize – ‘‘Daydreaming’ by Kathleen Henriquo;Bertram Charles Prize for Playwriting:First Prize – ‘Graveyaard Talez’ by Gabrielle Mohamed;George Simon Prize For Junior Visual Art:First Prize: ‘Slow and Steady’ by Dhaniram Beepat; Second Prize – ‘Reflections’ by Ameena Mohamed; and Third Prize – ‘Once Upon a Blue Moon’ by Dhaniram Beepat;Hawley Harris Prize for Cartoons:First Prize – ‘Quiero’ by Vishani Ragobeer; Second Prize – ‘No confidence motion’ by Siddharth Ramessar; and Third Prize – ‘Man Eating Shark’ by Josiah Hooper.There were a handful of entries given honourable mentioned.Other winners include Ms. Danielle Swain, editor, and the editorial team who did an amazing job of keeping such a tradition alive with an exceptionally conceptualised publication.The magazine’s focal point, the literary and arts competitions, was buttressed by a number of feature articles including ‘The Last of Sheila’ King: 1922- 2019 by Petamber Persaud, ‘Get Ready Guyana: You are an Oilman’ and ‘The Coin collector’ by Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh, ‘Carnival and Mashramani’ by Mosa Telford, ‘The Front Page’ by Allan A. Fenty, ‘The Skill Drain’ by Terence Holder, ‘Dengue’ a health feature by Nikita Blair, ‘National Drama Company & Carifesta XIV by Subraj Singh. The magazine included also an extensive bookshelf section compiled by Petamber Persaud.Copies of The Guyana Annual can be had from Guyenterprise, 234 Lance Gibbs & Irving Streets, Queenstown, Georgetown at $1,000 each.Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Editor,In an opinion poll being conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA), voters are showering accolades on the PPP Presidential Candidate Mr Irfaan Ali.Irfaan, as he is widely called by voters, has been standing side by side with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo (and leader of the PPP) in the street battle for early elections as legal luminary Anil Nandlall leads the fight in the courts to force the Government to abide by the Constitution and judicial rulings.NACTA has been conducting opinion surveys in Guyana since 1990 on electoral and other socio-politico matters. In a survey conducted in June-July, a majority of voters supported the call for abiding with the CCJ ruling on the No-Confidence Motion and the holding of elections. The latest finding of the ongoing tracking poll sees an increase in that view. Voters express confidence that elections will be held this year and that the President, David Granger, should announce a date so that GECOM can commence preparation for a poll.The latest survey also finds an increasing endorsement of Irfaan as Presidential Candidate of the Opposition PPP as compared with earlier NACTA polls conducted in February, April, and July. Voters are getting to better know and understand the PPP candidate for President and they feel he has a very good chance of being elected, especially since he has the endorsement of Jagdeo.Voters were asked to describe some of the positive and negative attributes of the potential Presidential Candidates. Voters describe Irfaan as hard-working, energetic, vibrant, courageous, youthful, and visionary. An increasing number of supporters believe he will make for a good President especially since he will have former President Bharrat Jagdeo at his side for advice and guidance. Jagdeo has been described as the best Finance Minister in recent times. A large majority rated his presidency positively, saying they had a better standard of living.On Irfaan, voters stated he was among the most effective Opposition parliamentarians after Opposition Leader Jagdeo. Irfaan, alongside Gail Teixeira, Anil Nandlall, Frank Anthony, and others held the Government to its toes, exposing contradictions. Irfaan played a most important role in parliamentary scrutiny which is a critical tenet of democratic governance. In addition, voters say Irfaan made very insightful remarks on budgets and Government policies when he was in Government and in Opposition. They say he was effective at exposing wasteful expenditure and questionable spending that were subsequently addressed by the Auditor General.Voters describe Irfaan as the most effective Head (Chair) of the Public Affairs Committee (some say the most effective in the history of Parliament, taking Government to task) exposing flaws in Government spending and lack of accountability. Many voters also say that when he was a Minister, Irfaan was results-oriented, and they are confident that an Irfaan Presidency will get results. They note, for example, that his Housing Ministry gave out the most house lots in the history of Guyana. And that he also effectively ran the Ministry of Tourism at the same time. Many felt he was like a super Minister. During his tenure at Tourism, there was an increase in tourists in Guyana. The country received tourism awards and was spotlighted internationally.Many voters feel Irfaan, although young, has the experience and capacity to take Guyana forward. They say he has shown maturity, and that he understands the multi-cultural and multi-dimensional politics of Guyana. Some say he has grown from when he was a Minister and would have learned from mistakes he made when he was a Minister of Government. They also note he has spoken well on oil and gas and that he will be able to take Guyana forward, especially in the coming energy economy.Some voters note that Irfaan has been unfairly maligned in the media without incontrovertible evidence. Some also point out that Irfaan has recognised and owned up to mistakes in his past conduct and that he has learned from them. They feel he will make for a much better President than when he was a Minister.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisram
WASHINGTON – Home sales will hit a five-year low this year, as wary lenders cut back on loans for many borrowers, a trade group for real estate agents said Wednesday. The National Association of Realtors’ revised forecast calls for existing home sales of 6.04 million in 2007, down 6.8 percent from last year. The forecast was 1 percent lower, or 70,000 fewer homes, than July’s prediction of 6.11 million. This year’s sales would be the lowest since 2002, when sales hit 5.63 million. Last year’s sales were 6.48 million. Next year, the trade group expects sales to climb to 6.38 million, up slightly from the forecast it gave in July of 6.37 million. The forecast comes as delinquencies among borrowers with weak, or subprime, credit have risen dramatically over the past year, and other loans are showing weakness as well. “With fewer affordable loans available, that will cut back on some of the homebuyers who wanted to enter the market,” said Lawrence Yun, the group’s senior economist. But Yun projected demand would rebound next year. As of May, more than 16 percent of mortgages issued to subprime borrowers were behind on their payments by 60 days or more – nearly double last year’s levels, according to research firm First American LoanPerformance. As delinquencies rise, lenders are reducing the availability of credit to those borrowers. Those worries have also extended to the market for “jumbo” loans, or those above the $417,000 individual limit for home mortgages that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowed to buy. Investors worried about rising mortgage defaults have all but stopped buying mortgage-backed securities. That market could remain “frozen” for up to a month, said Doug Duncan, chief economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association. Yun said investors are overreacting by refusing to buy jumbos. Among borrowers with strong credit and “jumbo” mortgages, delinquencies rose to 0.5 percent in May, from 0.3 percent a year earlier, the First American LoanPerformance statistics said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system Finalizing deals that were already in the works and having various discussions with foreign officials seem fairly intangible, as the definition suggests. Angelenos must hope Villaraigosa’s “deliverables” are more realistic expectations than his predecessors’ turned out to be. Former Mayor James Hahn’s main deliverables from his Asia trip four years ago were a pair of golden monkeys. They still haven’t been delivered. WHEN Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was asked to explain why his two-week trip to Asia was anything more than just a junket for himself and an entourage of city officials and notables, he said he would be bringing back “deliverables.” Seemed like a bold statement at the time, until one considered the actual definition of the word. According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, a deliverable is “something that can be done,” especially “something that is a realistic expectation.” Not quite like actually delivering something tangible or achieving a real goal. It’s just setting out the hope for a future achievement. At the time, it seemed an unintentional and common misuse of the word. But after hearing Villaraigosa’s outline on Monday of the things the $500,000 tour accomplished, maybe the term was more accurate than not.
Seven years on, Van Dijk is now Netherlands captain and considered one of the best in the world Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ JIBE “He went to the local hospital but they couldn’t find anything, so sent him back home again. The pain got worse and when his mum travelled to see him, she realised how bad the situation was.“She took him to another hospital, which turned out to be crucial.”After making his first team debut in May 2011, it became clear just how special Van Dijk was. During a Europa League qualifying game just a month later, the Dutchman scored twice while playing as an auxiliary forward.Although he had been ambitiously targeting a move to La Liga, Van Dijk was now battling appendicitis, peritonitis and a kidney infection. Surgeons performed a life-saving operation, but he was still in serious danger. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea The 27-year-old always wanted a move to La Liga 4 Van Dijk impressed his coaches at Groningen with his physical abilities and technical skills “I still remember lying in that bed,” he recalled a few months later. “The only thing I could see were tubes dangling out from me.“My body was broken and I couldn’t do anything. At such a moment, the worst scenarios are whizzing around your head. For the first time in my life, football was very much a side issue. My life was at risk.“My mum and I prayed to God and discussed possible scenarios. At some point I had to sign some papers. It was a kind of testament. If I died, a part of my money would go to my mum.“Of course, nobody wanted to talk about it, but we had to do that. It could have been over.” MOST READ IN FOOTBALL REPLY whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Physically imposing, calm on the ball and a natural leader of men, Van Dijk is a worthy winner of the prestigious award.However, it could have all been so different. While at Groningen in the Netherlands, the 27-year-old required life-saving surgery after a ruptured appendix caused appendicitis, peritonitis and a kidney infection.His reserve team coach and mentor Dick Lukkien reveals just how close Van Dijk came to death.“Virgil was ill, but we didn’t know the extent – at first we thought he had the flu,” Lukkien told FourFourTwo. “He was at home for a few days and in lots of pain. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest 4 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Thankfully, the youngster pulled through. But it came at a physical price as the surgery drained his 6ft 4ins frame.“I was shocked,” says Lukkien. “When he returned to the club he had changed from a big man into a shrivelled person. Luckily he managed to recover quite quickly.”His recovery has seen him earn moves to Celtic, Southampton and then finally to Anfield. At £75million, critics baulked at the price Jurgen Klopp paid.But Van Djk has been proving his critics wrong all his life. SORRY 4 revealed IN DEMAND gameday cracker PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk may well be the best defender in the world at this moment in time, but is lucky to be alive.The Liverpool centre-half was crowned as the best player in the Premier League by his colleagues on Sunday evening after a stellar season. Virgil van Dijk is lucky to be alive after required life-saving surgery in 2012
Michael Goering, a former Washington County Commissioner, Solid Waste District Manager and brainchild behind one of the largest maple syrup festivals in Indiana was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to 15 years in prison for each of his six felony charges and was ordered to serve them concurrently. However, five of those years on each count was suspended.Former Washington County Commissioner was led away from court after sentencing on Wednesday.With the five years suspended, he would serve only 10 years in prison and with good-time credit, he could be out in five years, according to Jim Strange, the Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy that investigated and arrested Goering in 2013.Goering will also spend five years on probation, likely to be served in Washington County, unless he moves to another area after being released from prison, said Strange. The sentencing was handed down Wednesday afternoon after a five-hour hearing in Washington Circuit Court in front of Special Judge John Evans from Harrison County.A jury on April 10 found Goering guilty of five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of attempted sexual misconduct with a minor. The charges are all Class B felonies.The misconduct took place in February 2013 with a 14-year-old girl who was both employed by Goering and a friend of the family.According to the Indiana Code, the maximum charge for a Class B Felony is 20 years. When there are multiple counts involved, a judge can order a person to serve the terms concurrently or in sequence. In this case, Judge Evans ordered a lesser charge served concurrently.Defense attorney Mark Dove called six witnesses during the hearing, including Goering, a psychologist, therapist, friends of the family and a Harrison County probation officer assigned to provide a presentencing investigation for the hearing.Dove asked for a sentence that included a combination of home detention and probation. During Goering’s testimony, he said he had a contract for employment at an oil field in Huntingburg, IN.During the questioning by Dove, Judge Evans stopped him several times and asked him to ask relevant questions of the witnesses, requested him to stop leading the witnesses and a few times, asked Dove to speed the questioning along.Goering, 60, appeared in court dressed in an orange and cream jumpsuit, with his hands and feet shackled. He shuffled into the courtroom before 1p and took a place at the defense table with Dove and a paralegal.During his testimony to the judge, Goering outlined his plan for life after the trial and indicated he wanted to continue to be a productive member of society and “carry his own weight” in the world by working and not being a burden on society in jail.In fact, Goering said he had a contract to manage an oil field in Huntingburg, IN should he be released. He provided a copy of the contract as evidence.Goering responded to questions from Dove, outlining his life in college at Rose Hulman, an all-male engineering school.Goering said he was interested in the Peace Corps during college and wanted to serve his country. “I didn’t want to follow the traditional path of an engineering graduate. I wanted to do something non-traditional.”Much of the testimony in the afternoon centered on Dove’s questioning of the presentencing investigation which included what he characterized as opinions of Erin Shelton, an Adult Parole Officer from Harrison County. Her opinions about Goering were based on her conversations with him and evaluations.For instance, in Shelton’s report, she noted that Goering was stationed in Thailand during the Peace Corps and that it was a place where sexual deviant’s frequented and was where a lot of prostitution occurred.Dove asked if she was trying to imply that Goering was in Thailand because of his desire to be around these lifestyles. Goering noted that he was placed there by the Peace Corps and it was not his choice. However, because of his desire to succeed in his work with the Corps, he tried to adapt to life there.Dove asked if Shelton ever asked Goering if he participated in these “deviant” lifestyles and she said no. However, when Dove asked Goering, he answered no, he had not.Goering said his two years in Thailand was intense. “I slept on a wooden floor with a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling,” he said. “My first assignment was to build a large irrigation system on a large river. We mixed concrete by hand and I stepped on piece of rebar and it went through my foot. But we completed the project and I was a kind of celebrity with the Peace Corps. ABC News came and filmed the project for a story.”Goering also outlined what he did after the incident with the victim in 2013.He said he immediately sought the care of his physician in Scottsburg, then went to the ER at Scott Memorial Hospital and was treated for being in a critical mental condition. After he was released, he voluntarily checked himself into Wellspring, a mental health facility, where he stayed about a week.Goering said he continued to be under the care of Dr. Teodoro E. Bordador and sought therapy with Therisa Kreilein LCSW, ACSW after he was arrested on March 22. In fact, Kreilein said she had spent 19 hours with Goering over the past year.“I wanted to understand this with all my heart,” said Goering. “The person that did this wasn’t me. It was a period I deeply regret. And it won’t happen again.”At one point, Goering addressed the family, who was present at the hearing.“[She] did testify that she loved me,” said Goering about the victim. “I had similar feelings towards her. I do take full responsibility for what I did. As the adult, it was my responsibility to take control of the situation. I didn’t and I failed you. I did tell [her] several times that my number one priority was her happiness. I would never do anything to hurt [her].“I know I’ve caused great pain to the people that I love – my family, my friends and to [the victim’s family]. I’ve prayed about this and I know that God forgives me. Over time, for the problems that I’ve caused [the victim and her family] I do pray that you will find it in your heart to forgive me.”Dove tried to show this was an isolated incident and that Goering was receiving ongoing treatment to make sure this never happened again.However, the prosecutor and the presentencing report both attempted to show a possible pattern by bringing up a relationship Goering had with another young woman.They highlighted the fact that Goering had purchased a house and sold it to Katie Brumback on contract. Goering said the Brumback family had been friends of the family for years.Dove produced a contract that showed the home had been sold to Brumback on contract. There was also testimony in which Brumback, now 25, had admitted there had never been any kind of sexual relationship with Goering. In fact, Evan Brumback, Katie’s brother, testified in Goering’s favor yesterday in the hearing.When Goering had bonded out of jail in October 2013, he set up residence in New Albany, near to where Katie Brumback was living.Dove said Brumback had been working for Goering when she was 16-17 years old and that he never had any inappropriate contact with her.In fact, Dove brought in Mike Nichols, a man who had known Goering since he was 8 years old and was one of the first campers at his Christian camp in Brown County.“He was quiet and kind of shy,” said Nichols. “He was at camp each year and it was his first experience being outdoors and he liked it.” Nichols said Goering came back to camp when he was older and served as a counselor.Earlier Goering had said he enjoyed being outside and would miss being around the trees, who he considered his friends, in the Sugar Bush.“He was around young men and women as a counselor and nothing inappropriate ever happened,” said Nichols.Dr. Leonard Miller, a 69-year-old psychologist from Madison, IN, had performed tests on Goering last year, including a depression test and tests to evaluate criminal thinking.Miller said there was no previous history of criminal activity with Goering and had indicated that this was, in his opinion, an isolated incident.The prosecution argued that although there was no previous criminal record, Goering had admitted to using drugs while in college.She also questioned the dates of the tests, which were noted as June 21 and July 1 2013. She said Goering was not in jail at the time those tests were administered by Miller.Miller continued for a short time to conclude that he met with Goering in a jail setting. At one time, Miller added to the story to say he met with Goering in a jail in North Vernon.Dove reminded Miller that in fact he had met with Goering at his offices. Dove asked Miller if he was confusing Goering with another client and he said, no.Miller also said he didn’t feel there was any indication of childhood abuse that would have affected Goering.The prosecutor said Goering had admitted in other evidence that he had been traumatized by being sexually abused by his mother as a child.Miller said, “He didn’t go into a whole lot of detail on that.”Dove explained Miller’s possible confusion of details on the fact that he had had several surgeries and was being treated for health ailments over the past 6-8 months.The parents of the victim also testified on behalf of the prosecution before the judge and said they had given the matter to God and were praying for God to handle the situation.Goering was returned to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department where he will await processing into an Indiana Department of Corrections facility.
Paddy McCourt made his Finn Harps debut, but it was defeat for Ollie Horgan’s men as Sean Maguire gave Cork a barely-deserved win at a rain-sodden Finn Park.Finn Harps 0 Cork City 1BY CHRIS MCNULTY AT FINN PARK McCourt was given a warm reception by the big Finn Park crowd when he replaced Sean Houston with 20 minutes to go – but Maguire’s goal late in the first half was the killer strike on the night.Former Celtic winger McCourt was signed by Harps after training last week and played in a friendly against Cabinteely last Saturday.Harps will have been happy with how the performed and defended until that moment, in the 45th minute when Maguire – Cork’s match-winner in the 2016 FAI Cup final win over Dundalk – got on the end of a Jimmy Keohane flick-on.Maguire was the picture of cool in the driving rain as he finished from close range. Cork were inches from a second in the early moments of the second half.After Maguire got a flick onto a Steven Dooley corner Ryan Delaney’s effort rebounded off a post and Barry Molloy, just, managed to clear.Caolan McAleer, one of four Harps debutants, forced a save from Cork stopper Mark McNulty as the hard-working Harps went in search of an equaliser.Cork – skippered by Ballybofey man Johnny Dunleavy, named to play at Finn Park for the first time – were reduced to ten men in the 75th minute when Garry Buckley was given his second yellow card of the night.That came just after Gallagher denied Conor McCormick with a fine save with McCormick’s follow-up flying dangerously across the gaping goal. Harps manager Ollie Horgan gave four players their first Harps stars, with Killian Cantwell, McAleer, Danny Morrissey and Ciaran O’Connor all making their bows in the blue.Buncrana native Jonny Bonner was also included having returned for another stint at Finn Park.Bonner had Harps’ first shot of 2017, but curled an early free well over the Town End crossbar after O’Connor was fouled 30 yards from Mark McNulty’s goal.In testing conditions and on an in-parts mushy surface, that was only given the go-ahead by Rob Rogers, the referee, at 4.45 this afternoon, coherence was hard to come by. Former Derry winger Dooley had a pop in the seventh minute after a Greg Bolger free was only partially cleared, but his attempt was always rising.Kevin O’Connor managed a shot on target just before the half-hour mark, but a low effort in the greasy conditions was held by Gallagher when it might well have caused some angst.Maguire could have sealed it in added time, but hit the post and the subsequent clearance cannoned back off the Cork attacker only to hit the goal frame again.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Ethan Boyle, Damien McNulty, Killian Cantwell,; Caolan McAleer, Barry Molloy (Gareth Harkin 78), Jonny Bonner, Sean Houston (Paddy McCourt 70), Ciaran Coll; Danny Morrissey (Eddie Dsane 78), Ciaran O’Connor.Cork City: Mark McNulty; Conor McCormack, Johnny Dunleavy, Ryan Delaney, Kevin O’Connor; Jimmy Keohane, Gearoid Morrissey, Greg Bolger (Karl Sheppard 70), Steven Dooley (Alan Bennett 90); Garry Buckley; Sean Maguire.Referee: Rob Harvey (Dublin).Maguire puts a ‘Cork’ in McCourt’s Harps debut as Rebels win in Ballybofey was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Legislation was introduced in Indiana to eliminate income tax addbacks for federal bonus depreciation and portions of the asset expense deduction. The changes would apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2018.What are the Current Addbacks?Indiana requires taxpayers to addback federal bonus depreciation taken under IRC Sec. 168(k). Taxpayers must also addback their share of IRC Sec. 179 asset expense deduction amounts over Indiana’s $25,000 cap.S.B. 624, as introduced in the Indiana Senate on January 15, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.