DONEGAL FARMER IN LEGAL BATTLE FOR LAND OWNED BY MUM

first_imgNoel Russell at Letterkenny Circuit CourtA CO Donegal farmer is seeking adverse possession of lands he claims were farmed by him and his father for more than 30 years – even though a mother of three bought it.Noel Russell, from Legahory, Kilmacrennan, told the circuit court in Letterkenny that he and his father were entitled to the three acre plot – even though it is owned by Letterkenny community worker Tania McBride and her father Thomas Kerr. Ms McBride is contesting the case on the grounds that she bought the property in 2001 and it now belongs to her father who had given her the money for the purchase.Mr Russell told Judge Petria McDonnell that the land was owned by an uncle who died in 1970.Another uncle however later sold the lands to farmers WJ Pearson and his wife Lily, around 1983.Ms McBride, from Gortlee, shook with emotion as she told the court of her ongoing battle of wits with Mr Russell.She said she bought the land and put animals on it after 2001, and hoped that one day she would build a family home there.She even claimed that Noel Russell had offered to buy the three and half acres of poor farmland from her in 2004 by offering her €10,000 in the kitchen of her home.Ms McBride, who is a community worker, said she turned down the offer as she didn’t want to sell the land.Instead attempts to form a boundary around her land were thwarted by Mr Russell who she alleged intimidated her every time she went to the property.“There was always two of them there (Mr Russell and someone else) within a few minutes of me arriving,” she claimed.“He tried to bully me but I wasn’t going to get him bully me.”Mrs Pearson alleged that Noel Russell offered to buy the land from her before she sold it and her husband WJ Pearson alleged that another offer was made to him even after the sale to Ms McBride.Mrs Pearson alleged that Mr Russell did use her land without permission but that they “didn’t make a fuss” because they didn’t want any confrontation.In his evidence Mr Russell admitted filming Ms McBride as she removed a gate. He later called Gardai, but an investigation was dropped when Ms McBride produced the title deeds to prove ownership.Ms McBrideHe told the court that he and his elderly father Josie had worked the land for  at least 12 years and they had a right to it.Several witnesses were called who backed his claim that they had worked the land, by putting sheep and cattle on it over several years.A receipt for fencing from the late 1980s was also produced.Fiona Crawford, barrister for Ms McBride and her father, argued that the land belongs to her clients.Barrister for Mr Russell however insisted her client, Mr Russell, was entitled to the property due to adverse possession – this is where someone who doesn’t own the land but uses it over a period of time and can then claim ownership.Judge Petria McDonnell said she would consider all the arguments and give a ruling on Thursday.DONEGAL FARMER IN LEGAL BATTLE FOR LAND OWNED BY MUM was last modified: October 16th, 2013 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:adverse possessionfarmerkilmacrennanletterkennyNoel RussellTania McBridelast_img read more

Harvest issues in Brazil

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It seems that all the rain that central and northeastern Brazil lacked between October and December is falling now in January.  In some areas, it has rained every single day since Jan. 1 and the precipitation anomaly approaches 100%. But for some areas in Mato Grosso, the top Brazilian soybean-growing state, those rains have arrived too late. That’s why AgRural cut its yield estimate again in early January, from 46 to 43.8 bushels per acre. If realized, this average yield will be the lowest for Mato Grosso in 10 years. In some irrigated areas of Bahia and Minas Gerais, where the first areas are already mature for harvest, there are some cases of pod sprouting.Bad for harvest and some mature fields…Those rains have delayed the harvest progress in Mato Grosso. Last Friday, 3.6% of its soybean area was harvested, compared to 7.4% a year ago and 5% on the five-year average. Yields vary from 22 to 36 bushels per acre, but areas planted later have higher potential. Besides the excessive moisture (which has had a decrease from the previous week, but is still high), the erratic planting pace also contributes to the slow harvest progress. In Paraná, the No. 2 producing state, harvest is complete in 2.3% of the area, compared to 5% last year and 2% on the five-year average. Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul, in central Brazil, have also begun the harvest, but it is still very incipient (0.3% and 0.6%, respectively). In Brazil as a whole, 1.5% of the soybean area is harvest, compared to 3.5% last year and 2% on the five-year average.…but good for the bulk of the cropAlthough holding back the harvest pace in some areas, the constant rains in January have benefited many soybean fields across the country, especially those planted later in Mato Grosso and also in the Northeast states. In the South, the drier and warmer weather inspires some concern, especially in Rio Grande do Sul, where the crops still have a long way to go. But the soils have abundant moisture and there is no real threat to the crop development so far. Also, there is rain in the forecasts.Still above 100 mmt?On Jan 12, the federal crop agency Conab made just a minor adjustment in its soybean production forecast. The Brazilian production fell from 102.5 million tons in December to 102.1 million tons. A 0.8 million ton cut in Mato Grosso was partially offset by upward revisions in other states. Although the crop failure is not going to be as severe as initially expected, it is hard to believe that the Brazilian production will surpass 100 million tons. In early January, AgRural lowered its production estimate from 99.7 million to 98.7 million tons, still a record high. Much can still happen. Soybean yields still depend on weather conditions until March or April, depending on the state.CornSummer cropThe summer corn crop, which was planted from September to December, is in very good shape, since at this time of the year the production is concentrated in the South and in the Southeast, where the weather conditions have been favorable. AgRural projects the production at 27.6 million tons, compared to 30.1 million tons last year. The 8% decrease is due to the smaller planted area. In December, the forecast was at 26.7 million tons.“Safrinha”For the second crop, or “safrinha,” which is planted right after the soybean harvest, AgRural expects a record planted area, with an increase of up to 5%, because the domestic prices are good. Brazilian exports have been very strong, we almost don’t have corn at the spot market right now and the summer crop, which is 5.3% harvested so far, is smaller than a year ago. So, the market is pushing up prices in order to “buy” more acres for corn. Also, many farmers have already sold a significant part of the crop and must plant in order to meet contracts.Corn shortageWith record exports and prices skyrocketing in the cash market, small poultry and pork producers have had a hard time to feed their flocks. Last Friday, the federal crop agency Conab announced that it is going to sell 500 thousand tons out of its 1.476 million ton stocks.DelayThe delay in the soybean crop in some states, especially in Mato Grosso, is a problem, but farmers are likely to plant corn until the end of March, after the ideal window, hoping for an extended rainy season. Planting is 0.8% complete in south-central Brazil, compared to 3% a year ago and also 3% on the three-year average.Total corn productionIf we have favorable weather conditions until May or mid-June, Brazil can produce 82 or 83 million tons, compared to 84.7 million tons last year.last_img read more

Clutch Fonacier shoots NLEX past San Miguel

first_imgYap, Rain or Shine finally beat Star “Larry is vintage from eight years ago. He’s playing well for us, not only the leadership but also the scoring,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.Fonacier unleashed eight of his 16 points in the fourth period as he went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, on top of four rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAaron Fuller led NLEX with 26 markers, 22 boards, two steals, and two blocks, while JR Quiñahan got 17 points, 10 rebounds, and one assist — that being the tip that led to Fonacier’s backbreaking three-pointer.“It’s so hard to believe that we beat San Miguel in a tight game. We are developing some maturity and composure in the end game and it’s a good sign for us,” he said. “The more important thing is we got our sixth win which, in our calculation, makes us clinch a spot the quarterfinals.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Larry Fonacier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLarry Fonacier drilled the two clutch 3-pointers in the last two minutes to help NLEX escape Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, 103-100, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The veteran marksman drained the go-ahead triple with 1:46 to play and followed it up with another three from the top of the key to put the Road Warriors up, 101-97, with 23.9 left.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX 103 – Fuller 26, Quiñahan 17, Fonacier 16, Mallari 10, Tiongson 8, Alas 7, Soyud 7, Baguio 5, J. Villanueva 3, Lastimosa 2, Al-Hussaini 2, Taulava 0.SAN MIGUEL 100 – McKines 28, Lassiter 19, Santos 19, Cabagnot 19, Fajardo 6, Ross 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Espinas 2, Heruela 1, Tubid 0.Quarters: 25-24, 48-39, 68-70, 103-100. Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Facing a four-point lead in the final minute, Alex Cabagnot didn’t want the game to slip away from San Miguel, banging a corner three in the last five seconds of the game.The window remained open for the Beermen after Alex Mallari muffed his freebies, but Fonacier and Fuller stifled Cabagnot’s last-second jumper to preserve the victory.Wendell McKines topped San Miguel with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists, while Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, and Arwind Santos all had 19 markers apiece in the loss.NLEX broke the game open early, 25-10, but San Miguel kept coming back before the Road Warriors finally took the driver’s seat late in the third quarter, 70-68, setting up the nip-and-tuck battle to the finish.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Racraquin rolls SBC to 4th victory

first_imgTiu, Quimpo to take on all comers Ma. Nieza Viray added 14 points, Trisha Paras had 13 points, while Satriani Espritu and Maria Jiezela Viray both got 10 hits to aid the Lady Red Spikers’ cause.Mapua, meanwhile, continued its search for a breakthrough win after absorbing its fourth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDianne Latayan carried the Lady Cardinals with 10 points.Later in the day, undermanned San Sebastian still proved to be too good for St. Benilde as it came away with a 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-23 triumph. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCesca Racraquin powered San Beda to a 25-23, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Mapua in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The open spiker unleashed 19 points, 17 coming off kills, on top of 17 digs and 13 receptions to steer San Beda to a share of the top spot with idle Arellano at 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT Nikka Marielle Dalisay topscored for the Lady Stags with 19 points, 15 coming from spikes and three off blocks, while Joyce Sta. Rita had 12 points.Daurene Santos added 11 for San Sebastian, which rose to 2-2. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqlast_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton rules out loan departure for Gyokeres

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton rules out loan departure for Gyokeresby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton has ruled out a loan departure for Viktor Gyokeres.Gyokeres has battled to make a breakthrough this season, but Hughton feels the Swede’s development is best served by keeping him close.There has been talk of Gyokeres being loaned out this month, but Hughton has shut that down.”Right now we’re leaning on keeping him instead of loaning him,” said the manager.Gyokeres could see action in the FA Cup this weekend against Bournemouth. last_img read more

12 days agoSteve Bull: Wolves deserved winners at Man City

first_imgSteve Bull: Wolves deserved winners at Man Cityby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves legend Steve Bull says they were deserved winners at Manchester City last week.He wrote for the Express & Star: “A lot has been said about City’s shortcomings on the day by pundits.”But that was not the story. The story was how good Wolves were against Pep Guardiola’s side.”Wolves set up to stop City from playing – to harass them – and they carried out the plan flawlessly.”It is amazing what a week can do in football, isn’t it?”It can knock you down or have you on cloud nine, and, thankfully, we have had the latter after Wolves’ wins at Besiktas and City.”We are playing at the tempo that was there so often last season again.”We didn’t have many chances against Besiktas, but the never-say-die attitude shone through.”Then at City, we were thinking it was the toughest fixture we could’ve asked for, but the lads went there in a positive frame of mind and got exactly what they deserved. To a man, they were fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State backup quarterback battle Cardale Jones with early edge on JT

Then-redshirt-freshman Cardale Jones (12) rushes the ball during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadiun. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe starting quarterback position at Ohio State is set in stone.Senior Braxton Miller ­— and his two, back-to-back Chicago Tribune Silver Footballs for Big Ten Most Valuable Player honors — has that spot locked up.But with fan favorite and coach-on-the-field Kenny Guiton out of eligibility and looking to get a shot in the NFL, the player who will fill the backup slot behind Miller is a glaring question mark during spring practice.OSU coach Urban Meyer said last week the competition has picked up between redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, but said Jones has the early edge and has been running with the first team offense while Miller rehabs from shoulder surgery.Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman echoed that sentiment Tuesday after practice.“Cardale’s done a great job,” Herman said. “He’s playing like a quarterback at Ohio State should, but through the nine practices, we just need for those guys to play to their strengths.”Barrett and Jones carry entirely different body types — Barrett is just 6 feet 1 inches tall and is listed at 225 pounds, while Jones towers above the other quarterbacks on roster at 6 feet 5 inches and is a solid 250 pounds. Jones’ strong arm is his identity, while Barrett is more a finesse player who focuses on getting the ball to his receivers on time. Getting each player to understand that, Herman said, is half the battle.“I tell those two guys a lot of the time, ‘Just be you.’ Their strengths are so different,” Herman said. “I tell J.T., you get paid — and he gets paid a scholarship, that’s what I’m talking about — to make great decisions, to get the ball out of your hands and be accurate. You’re not going to grow (physically) … Cardale is 6 foot 5 and 250 pounds and can throw it through that wall.”The only quarterback on the roster with game experience other than Miller is Jones, who played in three games of mop-up duty last season after the outcome of those games had already been decided in favor of the Buckeyes.Barrett redshirted last season while recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus that ended his senior season at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.The opportunity to further develop each player with Miller out is both a good and bad thing, Herman said. The good: each young guy gets an opportunity to get snaps with the first team offense. The bad: Miller is missing out on vital practice time in his own progression as a player.“Is it frustrating? Yes,” Herman said of not being able to fully work with Miller. “But I think if you dwell on what you can’t do with him, you forget or maybe you don’t do justice to the things that we’re trying to do with him.”Among those things are having a camera on his hat as Miller watches plays unfold in practice, and reviewing them with Herman and Meyer at the end of the day to learn more about what the defensive unit is doing.“Braxton stands behind (the other quarterbacks) and gets all the mental reps like Kenny Guiton used to last year,” Meyer said after practice March 18.That’s as important a step as any, Herman said.“Right now I can tell in the meetings he’s more engaged,” Herman said of Miller. “And I’ll say this again. Braxton, in my opinion, has always been very football smart. You don’t get to do the things you do on a football field without understanding what’s going on.”But with how injury-prone OSU’s starter was last year — Miller sprained his MCL early in OSU’s 42-7 win against San Diego State Sept. 7 and missed the next two games, and also missed time in the team’s Orange Bowl loss to Clemson — having a solid backup like Guiton is vital.While Jones has impressed enough to earn the majority of the first-team reps, he was inaccurate Saturday in the first team scrimmage of the spring — one the defense won.“It was a ‘This is my first scrimmage on a winner-loser day, running as quarterback with the first offense at the Ohio State University and I’m nervous as hell,’” Herman said on Jones’ performance. “And it showed.”But a day like that is all part of the maturation process, Herman said, and isn’t symbolic of what either man has done so far in spring practice.“What they showed on Saturday was not indicative of the previous four practices or (Tuesday’s) practice,” Herman said. “Everything about spring ball is a learning experience. And these guys are doing that each and every rep they take.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Navy in their first game of the season Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Football JT Barrett eclipses Drew Brees sets Big Ten record for career

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett throws a pass in the first quarter against Penn State on Oct. 28. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWell, add one more to the list. Redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett set the Big Ten record for career touchdown passes in the second quarter against Penn State Saturday, eclipsing former Purdue Boilermaker and future NFL Hall of Famer Drew Brees. Barrett’s 14-yard connection with wide receiver Terry McLaurin was his 91st career touchdown pass. The score cut into Penn State’s lead, making it 21-10, with 9:32 remaining in the second quarter. Barrett already set the record for career touchdowns responsible for among Big Ten quarterbacks earlier this season, also passing Brees. As a freshmen, he set the Big Ten single-season record for touchdowns, with 45.He now owns 29 school or Big Ten records. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio States seniors pull out win it needed to keep

Ohio State senior point guard C.J. Jackson (3) looks to pass the ball in the first half of the game against Indiana at the Big Ten tournament in Chicago on Mar. 14. Ohio State won 79-74. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorCHICAGO — With a little less than 33 minutes to go in the game, Ohio State appeared to be strolling through its first matchup in the Big Ten tournament.That final 7:10 made the Buckeyes’ victory against Indiana anything but a walk in the park.In a game that showed the highs and lows that Ohio State has endured throughout the season in one 40-minute span, the Buckeyes managed to come out on top with a 79-75 win despite being outscored 32-16 by the Hoosiers in that final 7:10.It is a win that will likely give Ohio State enough to sneak into the NCAA Tournament, and it is mostly thanks to a pair of seniors who weren’t ready to play their final game.Senior guard C.J. Jackson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods combined for 11 of the team’s 16 final points to keep Ohio State afloat during a barrage from Indiana’s offense, and finished with 35 of the team’s 79 points for the game.In a game that head coach Chris Holtmann called one of the best he’s seen from the redshirt senior guard, Woods said he had something extra to play for. “Definitely one of my better games as a Buckeye,” Woods said, “and I definitely wanted to play tomorrow.”The pair of seniors did find help from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, whose impact following a three-game suspension was immediately felt on both ends, with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.But down the stretch, Holtmann went to the players he knew wanted to win the most. He especially relied on his 23-year old fifth-year guard.“[Woods] was tremendous. I thought he was tremendous in every way,” Holtmann said. “I thought he’s looked, since the 10-minute mark of the Wisconsin game, like a guy that wasn’t ready to see his career over any time soon. And that’s what you hope in seniors.”Ohio State had the defensive strategy it needed to make this game a blowout: forcing Indiana, the worst 3-point shooting team in the Big Ten, to 27 shots from deep, tying a season high.It was playing like a team that is worthy of making the NCAA Tournament. But then, up 20, it all nearly collapsed in the blink of an eye.The Buckeyes were still forcing deep shots, except the Hoosiers started making them. Indiana hit its final six 3-pointers down the stretch and 13 of its final 17 shots overall.While Ohio State held on for dear life on the defensive end in the midst of 13-0 and 7-0 runs that each occured down the stretch, it was Jackson who hit a 3 to end the first run, and Woods who hit a layup to end the second.The big shots didn’t stop there. With Indiana within single digits, Jackson inbounded a pass to Woods with two seconds on the shot clock. Woods hit the jumper with the shot clock expiring to bring Ohio State’s lead back to 10.Woods ended the night with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 9-of-13 shooting, the most he has scored in a game since Nov. 15 against Creighton. Jackson finished with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half, five rebounds and five assists.The pair has not combined for that many points in any game this season.For Jackson, if the Buckeyes, with a matchup against top-seeded Michigan State and beyond still left to boost their resume, does make it back to the NCAA Tournament, it will be his second time there.But for Woods, it could be his first legitimate opportunity, after losing in an NCAA Tournament play-in game to Kansas State during his time at Wake Forest.Still, the redshirt senior guard is far from satisfied, knowing what it means if Ohio State can pull off an upset against the Spartans.“I hope we’re in,” Woods said. “But if we win tomorrow, I feel like we’re definitely in, we just gotta keep it going.”Both seniors may not have had the seasons they wanted. Jackson’s points per game and shooting percentage have declined from a season ago, and Woods is averaging the fewest points per game in his collegiate career.But for both players, they knew this could have been their final game with a loss to Indiana.For both players, it was that added motivation that could punch their ticket come Selection Sunday. read more

OFFICIAL Laurent Ciman moves from Los Angeles to Ligue 1

first_imgThe LAFC former captain will play now with the French league team Dijon FCO after playing on all regular season matches for the MLS teamOne more move ahead of the closing date of the summer transfer window in France, defender Laurent Ciman has moved to Dijon FCO.The former Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) player, has joined the French Ligue 1 team on a definitive transfer.“Laurent has been a big part of LAFC’s history. He will be forever remembered as the club’s first captain and the first goalscorer at Banc of California Stadium,” EVP of Soccer Operations and General Manager John Thorrington said on the team’s official website.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“These decisions are never easy but we succeeded in finding the right deal for both the club and Laurent.”“We thank Laurent for his commitment and contribution to LAFC and wish him, his wife Diana, and their family nothing but the best in the next phase of his career,” he added.“Laurent has played an important role getting us started in our first season at LAFC,” said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley.“He has given a lot to this club and we will always appreciate his passion, leadership and strong play.”last_img read more