first_imgA young mother has alleged how she awoke to find her boyfriend’s friend in her bed touching her intimately.Letterkenny Court.The Co Donegal woman found the man touching her breasts and bum and raising her leg after he slipped into her bed while she and her partner slept. The woman, who cannot be named, appeared by video-link from Australia where she now lives.She was giving evidence to Letterkenny Circuit Court this afternoon where a man has gone on trial charged with sexual assault.The alleged assault, which the man denies, took place at a house in Letterkenny on May 17th, 2010.Before the court is a man in his 30s who has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault.The court heard that the woman, her partner and the accused had all met at the Golden Grill Nightclub in Letterkenny.They all got a taxi home.The woman revealed how the man was given the spare room in their house and she went to bed with her partner and they had sex.However she awoke some time later to find the man in their bed touching her breasts and bum and trying to lift her leg.“He told me to shush and everything would be okay. I told him to get out but he wouldn’t get out of the bed,” said the woman.The woman then screamed at the man and told him to get out of the room as she woke her boyfriend.Her boyfriend also shouted at the man and he left the room to go back to the spare room.The woman then said she went into another spare room and barricaded herself into the room with a chest of drawers and cried herself to sleep.The next morning the woman told her partner to ask the man to leave the house.He did so and after some time the accused and the woman’s partner left the house to go to the pub.Defence barrister Peter Nolan put it to the woman that because she had had so much to drink on the night that most of her memory was a daze.He put it to her that the incident did not happen at all and did she not find it unusual that her partner left with the accused to go to the pub.The woman said she was angry with her partner for doing this and she had actually broken up with him for a while because of this.She declared “I know exactly what happened when XXXXX came into my bed.“I would never bring this case four years later and then allegedly make something up.“We are a family but I will never forgive (her partner) for walking out the door with XXXX,” she said.The trial before a jury of seven women and five men continues before Judge Keenan Johnson tomorrow.WOMAN ALLEGES SHE ‘WOKE TO FIND PARTNER’S FRIEND TOUCHING HER IN BED’ – COURT was last modified: February 5th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks respond after closed-door meetings with coach and GM

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)MONTREAL — Whatever Sharks coach Pete DeBoer and general manager Doug Wilson said in closed-door meetings that lasted more than a half-hour Sunday morning must have resonated with the team.The Sharks (13-10-5) ended their five-game trip with a win in Montreal on Sunday, snapping a four-game losing streak and ending a string of six straight road losses. The win came on the heels of a blowout loss in Ottawa that …last_img

Paraguay win Women’s World Cup

first_img22 January 2007Paraguay, playing in the Women’s World Cup of Golf for the first time, stunned the other 21 competing countries at Sun City, to win the event by a big seven-shot margin. The United States finished second, with South Korea in third, and South Africa tied for sixteenth.Paraguay has only six golf courses in the entire country, but the tournament rookies made their mark from the opening round of singles, carding a 69 and a 70 to register a tournament record five-under-par for the opening round.Celeste Troche, who has only conditional non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour, fired a three-under 69 over the Gary Player Country Club course, while Julieta Granada, a rising star on the LPGA, went around in 70.Wire-to-wire victoryIn the alternate foursomes, played on Saturday, the Paraguayans posted a 75, before sealing a convincing wire-to-wire victory on Sunday with a seven-under-par 65 in betterball competition. That left them on nine-under-par 279, well clear of the USA, represented by the experienced duo of Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst.“Hopefully this win will boost golf back home in Paraguay and get the young girls interested,” said Granada, who won the LPGA’s season-ending ADT Championship to pocket a record $1-million.Looking back on her experience at Sun City, Granada said: “The people are so good. The crowds were awesome this week. They were cheering us on and they liked our outfits. It was a lot of fun. And the baboons. I liked the baboons. They are all my friends.”‘The whole resort is just amazing’Troche loved her experience at the world-famous resort. She said: “The hotel was fantastic. I’ve never been in a place like that. The whole resort is just amazing.”The USA’s Inkster, a Golf Hall of Fame member, complemented the South Americans on their victory. “Paraguay deserved to win. They played great three days in a row,” she said.The opening day of singles left the Americans in a hole from which they were unable to recover at they turned in rounds of 74 and 75, which left them 10 shots adrift of the Paraguayans. A 70 in the third round, the best score of any team, pulled them back to within five shots of the winners.South Korea secured third-place on 287 after matching the USA with a final round 67. Their third-round performance, a five-over 77, kept them from passing the Americans.Scotland, runners-up at Sun City in 2006, tied for fourth with Italy.Hosts’ struggleHosts South Africa never managed to mount any sort of challenge after a poor opening round in the singles, with Laurette Maritz posting a 77 and Ashleigh Simon a 78. In the alternate foursomes they combined for a 78 before closing strongly with a 66 in the betterball competition.Assessing South Africa’s showing, Laurette Maritz said: “We tried a bit too hard on the first day. We should have just stayed steady. But we really came back on the final day.”South Africa’s 301 tied them for sixteenth with last year’s champions Sweden and Spain.Results 279 – Paraguay (Troche, Granada) 69-70-75-65286 – United States (Hurst, Inkster) 74-75-70-67287 – Korea (Shin, Young) 71-72-77-67289 – Scotland (McKay, Moodie) 69-76-76-68; Italy (Sergas, Zorzi) 72-73-73-71291 – Australia (Wright, Garrett) 72-76-74-69293 – Taiwan (Hung, Ling) 71-79-77-66294 – Wales (Brewerton, Morgan) 74-74-78-68295 – England (Johnson, Davies) 76-78-74-67296 – New Zealand (Brooky, McKinnon) 72-74-77-73; Finland (Kuosa, Hakkarainen) 74-76-72-74297 – Brazil (Hanneman, Iida) 77-77-72-71299 – France (Nocera, Arricau) 78-79-73-69300 – Japan (Ueda, Moromizato) 77-78-78-67; Denmark (Juul, Tinning) 74-75-83-68301 – South Africa (Maritz, Simon) 77-80-78-66; Spain (Elosegui, Sanchez) 77-78-80-66 308; Sweden ( Alfredsson, Koch) 78-79-81-70313 – Germany (Monke, Simon) 72-93-73-75; Norway (Saether, Skarpnord) 80-80-75-78315 – Ireland (Kavanagh, Coakley) 80-80-80-75339 – Kenya (Njoroge, Naliaka) 81-88-91-79last_img read more

Sunny Deol escapes unhurt in Gurdaspur mishap

first_imgActor-turned politician Sunny Deol escaped unhurt after his vehicle was involved in a collision with three cars on Monday, police said.The mishap occurred after one of the tyres in Deol’s sports utility vehicle burst near a ‘Gurdwara’ in Sohal village, Gurdaspur Deputy Superintendent of Police (rural) Manjit Singh told PTI. A total of four vehicles collided with each other in the accident. Mr. Deol’s cavalcade was going towards Fatehgarh Churian where the BJP candidate had to campaign, the DSP said.“Out of four, one vehicle belonged to a villager, rest other vehicles were part of Mr. Deol’s cavalcade,” he said. Nobody was hurt in the accident, he added.After the accident, Mr. Deol resumed his journey to Fatehgarh Churian for poll campaigning, the DSP said. Mr. Deol is pitted against Congress candidate and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.last_img read more