A judge has ordered a psychologist’s report on a man who had pleaded guilty to burgling a 96 year old woman in Co Donegal.Thomas Alcock pleaded guilty to burgling the home of Ms Margaret ‘Greta’ Lilly between January 4th and 5th last at Aghilly, Buncrana.Alcock, of no fixed abode, wore a grey t-shirt and black trousers and spoke only to plead guilty. He has been in custody since February.Barrister Patricia McLaughlin told Letterkenny Circuit Court this afternoon that the victim is very elderly and a victim impact statement will be prepared for the next court sitting.Judge John O’Hagan adjourned the case until the next sitting of the circuit court in Letterkenny in October.JUDGE ORDERS PSYCHOLOGIST’S REPORT ON MAN WHO BURGLED 96 YEAR OLD GRETA was last modified: July 16th, 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:buncranaburglaryMargaret Greta LillyThomas Alcock
Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni put Australia to the sword in India as the hosts sealed a 26-run victory in the first one-day international in Chennai.Pandya hit a career-best 83 from No7 in a century stand with Dhoni, who scored 79 as India reached 281 for seven.A lengthy rain delay saw Australia’s target revised to 164 in 21 overs, but the tourists struggled to an underpowered 137 for nine.India opted to bat first and soon found themselves in peril, Nathan Coulter-Nile excelling with the new ball to leave the home team 11 for three. Read more India beat Australia by 26 runs: first one-day international – as it happened Australia sport Reuse this content Share via Email India cricket team news Australia cricket team Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey were welcome wickets, but captain Virat Kohli – for a duck, no less – was the real prize.Marcus Stoinis kept the ball rolling, removing Rohit Sharma (28) and Kedhar Jadhav (40) before the halfway mark, but that brought Dhoni and Pandya together. Pandya took the lead in their 118-run stand, slamming Adam Zampa for three consecutive sixes before the spinner eventually took his costly revenge. Dhoni then sped up the run-rate in the death overs, with support from Bhuveneshwar Kumar (32 no).Rain had threatened to force an abandonment but after finally retaking the field, with a new T20-style target of 164, Australia buckled.Five of their top seven were dismissed in single figures with David Warner mustering 25 and Glenn Maxwell counter-punching with 39 from just 18 balls.Pandya added two scalps to his earlier runs, captain Steve Smith and Travis Head, while Yuzvendra Chahal recorded three for 30 with his leg-breaks, including the wicket of Maxwell which all but ended Australia’s hopes.All-rounder James Faulkner struck a few late blows to make the margin of defeat more respectable, but even his unbeaten 32 could not set up a close finish. The series continues on Thursday with the second game in Kolkata. Cricket Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Topics Share on Messenger Share on Facebook
Siliguri: The state Tourism department has taken up the initiative to form a committee very soon and award the Durga Puja organisers of this year according to their performance in making citizens aware about the harmfulness of the usage of plastic carry bags and the importance to abolish them.”The Tourism Department is very serious about sincere initiatives in abolishing single-use plastic bags from Siliguri within the month of October before the Durga Puja,” says Goutam Deb, the state Tourism minister. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Tourism department had organised a fresh campaign on Friday titled “Beat the Plastic Usage.” The Himalayan Nature and Adventure Foundation (HNAF) had participated in the campaign along with various other renowned personalities from medical practitioners, NGOs to teachers and professors from different colleges and schools.The participants of the campaign had discussed the disadvantages of using single-use plastic carry bags. The effect of the usage of plastics is very harmful, especially in the case of infants and foetuses, said a medical practitioner. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedNot only does health get affected but also the environment is polluted. After the Kerala floods, many bridges and places had been found full of non-biodegradable plastics and polystyrenes, stated an eminent professor.”We have to stand together and with our collective efforts and strictly enforce the laws of not producing, using and storing simple plastic bags in the vicinities of both Darjeeling as well as Jalpaiguri districts,” stated Ashim Bose, the programme coordinator of HNAF. The municipal corporation had fined around Rs 4,000 this year till date for using plastic bags.Previously, the corporation had also banned 450 kilos of plastic bags.When asked about the alternatives of plastic bags, various ideas of using jute bags, bags made of cotton as well as the use of clay bowls in sweet shops replacing plastics came up from the different participants.”The use of plastic bags had reduced considerably these days and this has been possible because of the peoplecooperating with the government which is highly appreciable. Besides, I would also request the people to plant more trees and to water those planted by the government alongside the streets and make the environment eco-friendly,” stated Deb.The five days during Durga Puja have been specifically targeted for analysing the performance of the different puja organisers because the entire festival is a major attraction where people from various parts of the city visit the Puja pandals.