Jason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on…

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener According to Mr Corbett’s sister, Tracey Corbett Lynch, a bail hearing for the pair has been set aside for 2pm tomorrow (7pm Irish time) at Davidson County Courthouse. Ms Martens (37) and her father Tom (71) were convicted in 2017 of Mr Corbett’s 2015 murder, however their convictions were quashed last month and a retrial ordered after they successfully argued they did not get a fair trial.The pair have already served four years of each of their 20-25 year sentences.Mr Corbett (39) was beaten to death as he slept in his North Carolina home, which he shared with his second wife Molly Martens, and his two children, Jack and Sarah, from his previous marriage to his late wife Margaret Fitzpatrick, who passed away years previously after suffering an asthma attack in 2006.Molly Martens and Tom Martens, a former FBI officer, beat Mr Corbett to death with a metal baseball bat and a concrete paving brick, their trial heard.However they claimed they acted in self defence after Mr Corbett tried to choke Ms Martens.Despite this defence, the trial heard that when police and paramedics arrived at the house they found no visible marks on the father and daughter.The Martens have been transferred from separate high security prisons, where they were serving their murder sentences, to Davidson County jailhouse.Almost 8,000 signatures have been added to a petition launched by the Corbett family on — www.change.org/p/davidson-county-district-attorney-retrial-for-molly-and-tom-martens? — which seeks a “Retrial for Molly and Tom Martens” and which will be sent to Davidson County DA, Garry Frank.Mr Frank, who informed the Corbett family last week that he had offered the Martens a plea bargain deal rather than seek a retrial, due to a backlog in criminal cases, due to COVID-19, could not be reached for comment.Ms Corbett-Lynch who won custody of her brother’s children Jack (16) and Sarah (14), said they were “devastated” at the DA’s decision.Her brother John Corbett, who works for the NHS in London, has written to the DA as well as US President Joe Biden expressing his “dismay” at the plea bargain offer to “two cold narcissistic individuals”.“My many colleagues in the UK NHS health system, are also totally dismayed how two cold blooded murderer’s are being gifted leniency by the North Carolina Justice system,” Mr Corbett wrote.“Two cold individuals who used weapons way beyond the reasonable amount of force necessary to kill someone (I have 21 years military service). Two individuals who did not have a scratch on them..(in their obscene self defence plea). Some individuals would get five years in prison for theft.”“We as a family, like any family in the world who have lost a family member to a brutal cowardly murder, would want normal justice. Sadly the justice system seems, in this case, to be working for the murderers, and not for the life they have coldly taken for their own narcissistic agenda.” “It is a truly sad day as all eyes are on the inequality and injustice being played out at the moment in North Carolina.” The late Jason Corbett Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Email THE Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett, Molly and Tom Martens, may apply for bail tomorrow, while they consider a plea bargain offer of manslaughter, or face a full retrial on second degree murder charges. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Facebook Advertisement Previous articleUniversity Concert Hall Presents Rising Stars Concert 2021Next articleMan Arrested and Charged for Hijacking Incident in Limerick David Raleigh Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSJason CorbettKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsJason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain dealBy David Raleigh – April 6, 2021 598 last_img read more

Chile’s ExpoNaval 2012 Focuses on Innovation, Humanitarian Action

first_imgBy Dialogo December 07, 2012 A case in point is the Arlington, Virginia-based Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), whose only Latin American branch is in Santiago. “Overall the development of South America’s navies has been robust and professional, and I think we have a great mutual respect,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Gerry Tighe. “This office in particular is working with humanitarian assistance, which Chile has led the way both in Haiti and in their own earthquake.” Innovations from drones to retinas Tighe said private companies in Chile have received ONRG funding and support to research new applications in autonomous vehicles, military science, information technology and energy. This, he said, gives local defense contractors a chance to bring new solutions and tools to the global market. For example, Santiago-based Innervycs has two development projects in the works backed by funding from the U.S. Army and ONRG. The first aims to replicate the human retina and establish what people have trouble seeing. “This allows us to assess and create new forms of camouflage,” said Innervycs CEO Ian Hughes. “A lot of optical illusions occur because of how we create images. We figure out what these key aspects of vision are, and how to implement them into a system that actively creates camouflage.” Innervycs is also developing a program for speech-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. “We are bridging the gap between natural voice recognition and controlling UAVs, so you can talk to the UAV as you would a soldier next to you,” Hughes said. Chile has lately received attention for military innovations. On Nov. 23, the Chilean Army unveiled a UAV prototype dubbed “Lascar.” This aircraft, built in conjunction with the University of Concepción and a private company, can monitor water sources, volcanic eruptions, natural disasters, rescue operations, fires and fishing expeditions. Chile’s geography presents unique challenges Hughes said Chile’s extreme geographic diversity — from dense rainswept forests in the south to the world’s driest desert in the north — offer opportunities, but with a few reservations. Most research takes place within Chile’s military centers using imported solutions. “[Chile’s military] needs something that has been proven to work and field-tested,” he said. That’s why he said programs like ONRG are critical — not just for their financing role, but also for establishing relationships with the U.S. defense establishment and ultimately, the global market. Meeting the specific needs of regional naval forces, despite a vendor’s loftier sales targets, is also crucial when working with Latin American forces, said Mark Armstrong, global/military sales manager for Florida-based Quantum Marine Engineering, a maker of hydraulic systems. Quantum is new to the Chilean market, and looks to support legacy systems installed in Chilean naval vessels with new technology and access to hard-to-find parts, but without a full migration to an all-new stabilization system. “What we are saying is we can upgrade these vessels to have more sophisticated software and better controls, but you can keep your old system in place, saving them money in the end,” Armstrong said. VALPARAISO, Chile — ExpoNaval 2012, a gathering of Latin American navies, defense suppliers and government officials, took place Dec. 4-7 in the Chilean port of Valparaiso with a focus on innovation and peacetime humanitarian assistance. The three-day event, now in its eighth year, was held at Muelle Barón, which is part of the Valparaiso passenger terminal on Chile’s Pacific coast. It attracted sales representatives from more than 160 private firms and naval delegations from 32 countries throughout the Americas and beyond. Defense Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter attended ExpoNaval 2012’s inauguration along with the commander-in-chief of the Chilean Navy, Adm. Edmundo González, who emphasized the military’s experience in responding to natural disasters ranging from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to Chile’s disastrous earthquake and tsunami in 2010. “As an institution, we believe that on the global level, maritime protection and humanitarian assistance when facing catastrophes is vital for nations’ economic prosperity,” González told delegates, who traveled from as far away as Mozambique and Papua New Guinea to attend the event. ONRG plays key funding role Chile’s naval leaders are constantly on the lookout for the newest technology, said Jorge Suárez, operations manager for Inytec. That company is the local representative of U.S. electronic supplier Flir Systems, based in Wilsonville, Oregon. “The opportunity in the market is to demonstrate technology already deployed globally and adapt it to the reality here in Chile,” Suárez told Diálogo. U.S. firms hope to replace installed technology with new solutions, he said, though a close working relationship between the Pentagon and Chile’s Ministry of Defense has opened doors that go past a supplier-client relationship and now include funding of research and development into new military solutions. last_img read more

Crabs add former player Dettman as assistant coach

first_imgARCATA >> Humboldt Crabs manager Robin Guiver has finalized his staff of assistant coaches for the 2017 campaign. Crabs alumni and Feather River College assistant coach Ryan Dettman will be added to the Crabs’ coaching staff the upcoming season. He will join pitching coach Eric Giacone and Brad Morgan for the 74th consecutive year of Crabs baseball on the North Coast. Fans may remember Dettman was an outfielder for the Crabs during the summer of 2012, while he was playing at Oregon State …last_img

SADC to hold infrastructure summit

first_img26 June 2013 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold an Infrastructure Investment Summit in Maputo, Mozambique on Thursday. The summit is seen as highly important for the SADC as it seeks to accelerate its industrial and trade capacity through substantial infrastructure investment in order to expand economic growth and employment creation. The summit will be attended by representatives from the business and financial communities, as well as by the heads of state of Angola, Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa and the chairperson of the African Union Commission. President Jacob Zuma will participate in a high-level round table session on Thursday, during which he will focus on the North-South Corridor in his capacity as Champion of the AU-Nepad Presidential Infrastructure Championship Initiative. “The main objective of the summit is to present the SADC regional infrastructure master plan and its short-term action plan to a range of potential investors, funders of infrastructure and key international cooperating partners,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement on Tuesday. The summit, themed “Accelerating investment in SADC infrastructure through sustainable and innovative financing”, will also be used to facilitate direct consultations between potential investors and national project promoters. The SADC regional infrastructure master plan and short-term action plan focus on energy, water, transport, ICT/communications, tourism and meteorology. The department said a range of projects are identified in the short-term phase (2013-2017), which will be prioritised for implementation. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Going for gold

first_imgSeven years ago, the fledgling Mittal Champions Trust (MCT) was presented with an opportunity to fund the training of a shooter named Abhinav Bindra. Bindra had taken part in the 10-m air rifle event the previous year at the Athens Olympic Games and come a cropper.Understandably, Manisha Malhotra, MCT’s Chief Executive Officer, was reluctant to bet on him. She also thought that shooters, many of them from affluent families, were already better funded than other athletes. However, Bindra’s teammate Gagan Narang persuaded Malhotra to change her mind and MCT began to back Bindra. Three years later, he became — literally — one in a billion by winning India’s first gold medal in an individual Olympic event in Beijing.”He is a special athlete,” says Malhotra, who played tennis for India at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. MCT, entirely funded by Lakshmi Mittal, who runs the world’s largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal, has spent about Rs 3 crore so far on Bindra, and another Rs 32 crore on a bunch of other athletes of which 13 will give Bindra company in London.READ FULL STORY HERElast_img read more

10 months agoPSG coach Tuchel: We can’t underestimate Man Utd

first_imgPSG coach Tuchel: We can’t underestimate Man Utdby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel insists they won’t be underestimating Champions League opponents PSG.The two teams have been drawn for the round of 16 clash.Tuchel said: “I don’t think we are favourites.“It’s a challenge yet I have confidence in my side. We need to show respect to United — but we believe in ourselves.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoInter Milan president Zhang delivers passionate Christmas address: Stars want to join us!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan president Zhang delivers passionate Christmas address: Stars want to join us!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan president Steven Zhang is convinced they can dominate the world.Zhang made a passionate speech at the club’s Christmas dinner.“We’ve improved a lot in every respect, compared to five years ago, and we must continue like this, as a team and as a club,” declared Zhang.“We’ll crush everyone on and off the field. The objective must be back to talking about trophies and aiming for victory.“We’ve had a great 2018 and there were some extraordinary moments for Inter, like the return to the Champions League thanks to Vecino’s goal, which everyone remembers.“We’ve been competitive against some of the best teams in the world and, compared to four or five years ago, we’ve shown a marked improvement.“I think we’re invincible in some of our games and so many players want to join us. They fear us!“As a club and team, we have everything to win the title. It’s not arrogance, but rather confidence and conviction.“We’ll try to beat everyone both on and off the field and, after many years of waiting, we have the chance of winning things.” last_img read more

25 days agoBayern Munich defender Niklas Sule admits Prem move close

first_imgBayern Munich defender Niklas Sule admits Prem move closeby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNiklas Sule has revealed he almost joined a Premier League club before deciding on a move to Bayern Munich in 2017.The 24-year-old added that he would love to play in the English top-flight one day.“It was a thought to go to the Premier League [in 2017],” the 24-year-old exclusively told Goal and DAZN.“This is one of the leagues in which I really want to play. At the time, however, I saw the change to Munich as the best step. And, as you can see, I am very happy at Bayern.“Not only because I got my way, but also because the fans and all the staff are great.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Tom Herman Gets Involved In Ohio State vs. Michigan Spat, Trashes Jedd Fisch

first_imgTom Herman Haters Gonna Hate photo.Tom Herman Haters Gonna HateTom Herman may now the head coach at Houston, but he certainly hasn’t forgotten his roots with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Friday night, Herman, who coached at OSU under Urban Meyer from 2012 to 2014, came to the defense of his former colleague Zach Smith, who was portrayed negatively in a recent Michigan recruiting pamphlet. He wasn’t messing around either.In the pamphlet, which you can check out here, Michigan lists a number of statistics meant to prove that its assistant coach, Jedd Fisch, is a better alternative to Smith when it comes to player development. Smith responded on Twitter with a number of tweets, trashing the Wolverines program. Herman chimed in with some tweets trashing Fisch. Check this out:Gloves are off. I’d be proud to have @CoachZachSmith coach TD or Maverick. How many Gold Pants does that guy have? https://t.co/5cnV2mLV9H— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, [email protected] #TheChampIsHere pic.twitter.com/YbIRjQHfKN— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, [email protected] pic.twitter.com/hlrLQyGHOl— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, [email protected], 5 yrs full-time=52-14. TTUN guy, 6 yrs=41-60. I want my son to play 4 a winner & Nat. Champ #Facts pic.twitter.com/o8n2YrJamA— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) June 7, 2015If you’re wondering, Fisch’s 41-60 record is a combination of the years he’s put in with the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Hurricanes and Jacksonville Jaguars. It’s an odd stat.Forget Ohio State vs. Michigan. Can we get a Houston vs. Michigan game sometime soon?last_img read more

Turkish inflation eases from 15year high as lira recovers

first_imgISTANBUL — Official figures show that Turkey’s inflation rate eased in November in the wake of a firmer currency, which kept a lid on import prices.The Turkish Statistical Institute said Monday that consumer prices in the year to November were up 21.6 per cent, down from October’s 15-year high rate of 25.2 per cent.Turkey’s national currency hit an all time low this summer over concerns about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies and a diplomatic and trade spat with the United States.Improved relations with the U.S. and a big 6.25 per cent interest rate hike have helped shore up the Turkish lira in recent months. Tax cuts and discounted prices have also helped rein in inflation.The Associated Presslast_img