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A 62-YEAR-OLD Gokwe man has come out in the open and claimed ownership of a goblin which has been terrorising women in his village by taking off their panties at night while they were asleep.
The man, Mr Lameck Ncube of Village Charisekera, under Chief Njelele, made
A ‘sexual predator’ police officer asked to fondle the breasts of a victim he was supposed to be helping and then bombarded her with phone calls.
PC John Forrester made suggestive comments to the married woman and even told her he had ‘friends in the porn industry’.
He hounded the woman so much that she moved house to escape the unwanted attention, Liverpool Crown Court heard.
The court also heard how he accessed police information on several other women, one of whom had offered to perform a sex act on Forrester’s colleague to get out of a driving offence charge.
The disgraced officer has now been jailed for 15 months for misconduct in a public office and given a nominal £1 fine for accessing police data without permission.
Forrester – who has a family – was found not guilty on three other misconduct charges.
He had been awaiting a retrial on several matters that the jury was unable to agree on, but key witnesses refused to evidence a second time.
The court heard how the 41-year-old, who is based in Merseyside, was called to a home in July 2009 to investigate property damage following an argument.
While he was upstairs inspecting the damage the woman, who cannot be identified, told him her husband worked away and only came home at weekends.
Forrester, of Halewood, then asked if her breasts were real and if he could feel them. She refused and walked away.
However, he then phoned her on several occasions over the following weeks.
At one point he even jammed his foot in her door when she tried to close it on him and only left when she threatened to set her dogs on him.
During his trial Forrester, a serving policeman for 13 years, was described by prosecutor Duncan Bould as a ‘sexual predator’.
He denied the allegations ‘one million per cent’.
Trevor Parry-Jones, defending, described Forrester as an ‘exemplary officer’ who had received commendations for his work and was highly respected by colleagues.
He said: ‘The effect of the sentence has been profound for him and horrendous for his family.
‘He is a man of 41 who has lost his career, lost his ability to gain financial reward for his family to support them.
‘In effect he’s put his family through an horrendous time. He has had one trial and was waiting for retrial for eight months. He was in limbo.
‘What you did caused that woman to feel totally vulnerable and move house’
‘He had to live the life of a hermit. Simply going outside brought him the wrath of those around.’
Mr Parry-Jones asked for his sentence to be suspended allowing Forrester to avoid jail.
He added: ‘These are not sex offences. These are misconduct offences.
‘He will in effect be labelled a sex offender as well as a police officer and will have to be in solitary for the whole period.’
He added that he had no money to pay a fine and his wife was having to pay the mortgage on their home.
Judge John Roberts said: ‘The evidence put before the jury shows your mind was very clearly on the prospect of an opportunistic physical interaction rather than the police work you were supposed to be doing.
‘I’ve no doubt that you took advantage of the situation and used your position as a police officer to further your ambitions as far as this woman was concerned.’
He jailed him for 15 months for misconduct in a public office and imposed a nominal £1 fine for accessing police data without permission.
Judge Roberts added: ‘What you did caused that woman to feel totally vulnerable and move house. I see no reason to suspend the sentence.’
Forrester gave his family the thumbs up as he was taken down to the cells.
Telling a man he has ‘no balls’ as an insult is a crime punishable with a fine because it hurts male pride, Italy’s highest court has declared in a ruling on a curious row between two cousins.
The case was brought to the supreme court by a lawyer named only as Vittorio against his
cousin Alberto, a justice of the peace, for the phrase uttered during a heated courtroom exchange in the southern Italian city of Potenza.
‘Apart from the vulgarity of the term used, the expression definitely also has an injurious quality,’ the male judge, Maurizio Fumo, said in his ruling as quoted by Italian news agency ANSA.
‘It refers not only to the target’s lack of virility, but also to his weakness of character, lack of determination, competence and coherence — virtues that, rightly or wrongly, are still identified as pertaining to the male gender.’
The court also found that because the insult was uttered at the workplace with third parties present it could be seen as damaging Vittorio’s reputation.
A judge will now rule on the fine that Alberto should pay to Vittorio.
The ruling, which comes after years of legal dispute, did not specify whether any insults against women should now also be considered crimes.
A Chinese badminton star is apparently quitting the sport after she was one of eight players disqualified from the doubles tournament at the London Olympics for trying to lose.
A comment on a verified account for Yu Yang on the Tencent microblogging service late Wednesday read: “This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton.”
Yu’s retirement could not be immediately confirmed with Chinese badminton officials. In China, the lives of top athletes are closely controlled by sports officials, including decisions on retirement.
Yu and Wang Xiaoli were one of four doubles teams which appeared to play poorly on purpose to secure a more favorable position in the next phase of the event.
Two teams from South Korea and another from Indonesia were disqualified from competition but allowed to stay at the games – a step lighter than expulsion, the penalty for positive drug tests.
It appeared to be the first mass disqualification in Olympic history.
The feeble play was obvious to fans who attended the matches Tuesday night at Wembley Arena – they chanted, “Off! Off! Off!” – and to incredulous television broadcasters and viewers watching around the world.
“They’re serving fault and fault! They are just hitting the ball into the net!” the BBC’s David Mercer said in disbelief. “They are both trying to lose, and that is unforgivable. This is the Olympic Games.”
The Chinese players set off a domino effect when they tried to rig the draw after China’s second-seeded pair unexpectedly lost to a Danish team in the morning. The South Koreans and Indonesians, wanting to avoid a tough opponent as well, followed suit in later matchups.
Teams blamed the introduction of a round-robin stage rather than a straight knockout tournament as the cause of the problem. The round-robin format can allow results to be manipulated to earn an easier matchup in the knockout round.
None of the players was made available for interviews.
Yu went on state television in China to apologize “to all the badminton fans and friends over yesterday’s game, because we did not comply with the Olympic spirit, and did not deliver a match with our true level to the audience, the fans and the friends.”
In a statement released to Xinhua, the Chinese Olympic delegation criticized its players’ actions.
“The behavior by Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli on court violated the Olympics ideal and the spirit of fair play. The Chinese delegation feels distressed over this matter,” the delegation said.
Xinhua also reported Chinese badminton coach Li Yongbo apologized and accepted blame for the scandal.
“As the head coach, I owe the fans and the Chinese an apology,” Li said. “Chinese players failed to demonstrate their fighting spirit of the national team. It’s me to blame.”
A UC Irvine Professor has caused serious panic among local residents after it was revealed that he planned to murder students and administrators at a local high school. The father was both grieving and angry over the suicide of his son, who hanged himself on campus last spring.
Rainer Klaus Reinscheid is charged with setting five fires on the campus of Irvine’s University High School, and also at a school administrator’s home. He was arrested on July 24 and police then found emails confirming that he was planning to carry out a mass shooting.
“These were emails sent to his wife and to himself that laid out in very graphic detail his plans to use firearms to murder students and administrators. We believe he’s a danger to the community,” said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
The emails included the names of those that the professor wanted to target in his killing spree. He also planned to burn down the school and then kill himself afterward, according to prosecutors.
Reinscheid’s 14-year old son was disciplined at the school and hanged himself shortly afterward. Police found the damning emails on the man’s cell phone that laid out his plans for revenge. His wife is not a suspect.
“At this point, law enforcement believes (Reinscheid) is a sole suspect. They don’t believe anyone else was involved in the arson or his plans,” Emami told The News. “The evidence shows he was acting alone.”
Justice Habeeb Abiru of an Ikeja High Court today Wednesday granted a bail of N100 million to Abdulahi, son of Ibadan based business man, Alhaji Alao Arisekola over his involvement and his company, Axenergy oil in a N1.9 bilion subsidy scam trial.
Arisekola’s son was last week arraigned before Justice Habeeb Abiru, but refused to hear his bail application based on the objection raised by Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC’s counsel, Mr Rotimi Jacobs, who said he will file a counter affidavit on point of law.
The ruling followed arguments canvassed by counsels to both parties.
The defence counsel, Babajide Koku, SAN, had argued that Alao never had any criminal record and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the court.
“We depose that he will not jump bail. He is a family man. He will be available whenever required. He has a name to protect. Our prayer is that your lordship grant the first defendant bail on liberal terms.”
However, EFCC counsel, Rotimi Jacobs argued that the court should consider the fact that the amount involved in the case was high and the judge should refuse the bail application.
Justice Abiru granted him bail in the sum of N100 milion with two sureties who must be residents and owners of landed property in Lagos.
Perhaps the “Q” stood for “quite premature.”
The Nexus Q, Google’s little cannonball of a media streamer which debuted at June’s Google I/O event, has been delayed by the company and is no longer available for purchase in the Google Play Store.According to The Verge and several other publications, those who pre-ordered the device were sent an email informing them of an indefinite delay for the consumer version of the Q. Those who preordered the Nexus Q following Google I/O will still receive theirs, free of charge; new orders have been postponed, however, while Google retools the Nexus Q to “work on making it even better.”
Here’s the full form email, via The Verge, that was blasted out to Nexus Q buyers, explaining the delay and offering a free “preview” Nexus Q to those first buyers:
We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order.When we announced Nexus Q at Google I/O, we gave away devices to attendees for an early preview. The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.
To thank you for your early interest, we’d like to extend the Nexus Q preview to our pre-order customers and send you a free device. If you had other items in your order, your credit card will be charged for those items only.
Your Nexus Q will be on its way soon and you will receive a notification and tracking number from Google Play when it ships.
The Nexus Q Team
When rolled out to critics, the Nexus Q was met with tepid reviews and limited enthusiasm; many roasted the Q for its lack of functionality, pronouncing the Q overpriced at $299. In the New York Times, David Pogue summed up the critical sentiment:
There are lots of boxes that connect to your TV and play music and video from the Internet: Apple TV, Roku and so on. They cost from $50 to $100. So what was Google thinking when it designed a machine that does about one-tenth as much — and costs $300?
And thus Google has gone back to the drawing board with the Q, to make its $300 streamer at least 30 times (or 60 times) more functional.
The high price of the Nexus Q is at least partially due to its noble manufacturing backstory, recounted in a surprising Times article the day it was unveiled: Breaking with recent tradition, Google tried to manufacture the Nexus Q in the United States, inscribing the words “Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.” on the underside of the device. That won Google some goodwill, but the Nexus Q was apparently not good enough to justify the higher price brought about in part by its American origins.
Giving out free Nexus Q balls to everyone who preordered — and there were many, as the Nexus Q apparently sold out just after hours its debut – seems to be winning the company even more goodwill: Admitting a mistake, pulling back a product to make it better, and offering a freebie to those affected is a generous gesture that requires much pride-swallowing.
And while a free content-streaming bocce ball in your parlor temporarily eases the pain, questions linger over the future of the Nexus Q. Google did not offer an estimated release date for the next iteration of the Q, nor did it say how it would be improving the spheroid. Consumers will just have to wait, for an indefinite length of time, for news. For those interested, you can give your email address to Google if you want to be updated immediately on any Nexus Q developments.
Google has proved that it has a heart (and perhaps avoided the wrath of the arbiters at Consumer Reports) by admitting that the product it showed off was too weak to justify the price tag and by offering a free unit to those who purchased one anyway. Now it needs to prove that it has a brain by improving its Nexus Q enough to justify spending actual money on the thing.
Namibian Judge Elton Hoff ruled Monday that the nation’s government sterilized three HIV-infected women without proper consent, coercing them to sign forms they didn’t fully understand while they were in labor. This is a major decision in a nation that is grappling with how to deal with fertility and child-rearing in a nation with a heavy HIV infection rate.
While the ruling rejected claims that the women were singled out for the procedure strictly because they had the disease, activist are still celebrating the decision. They worry more women in Namibia are being forced into sterilization by doctors and have introduced several cases on the matter into local courts.
The women, with ages ranging from 20s to 40s, all sought government care and signed release forms that allowed doctors to sterilize them, allegedly without knowing what they signed, according to HIV project lawyer Nyasha Chingore with the Southern Africa Litigation Centre. “The consent forms were all signed when they were in labor,” she attested.
The government has 14 days to appeal the ruling, Corinna van Wyk, the women’s attorney, told the Associated Press. If it stands, all three will be entitled to monetary damages—but that process will be delayed while other similar cases remain open in the courts. Still, the primary argument of the case was that women have the right to be properly informed about the sterilization process and given the ability to decide on the procedure free of coercion. That right, Van Wyk feels, has been upheld by the court. “Right now, all we wanted was a standard and we got that,” she said
Police are searching for clues to understand why a mother killed her 11-year old son and 9 year old daughter before shooting herself. All of this happened while her husband was downstairs reading a book.
The tragedy occurred in an affluent neighborhood in Glendale, Missouri on Monday. Cathy Murphy’s body, along with those of her two children, were found in the home after the shootings took place. Police believe that the incident was a murder-suicide.
Neighbors say that the family appeared devoted to their children and were devout Catholics. When police arrived, they saw the father performing CPR on his son. His wife was dead at the scene and his children died on the way to the hospital.
A family friend says that the mother seemed distraught days before the murder-suicide took place. Phillip Henderson said that he and his wife talked to the family a few days ago and something didn’t seem quite right.
“She did say she recently talked to the mother and asked well how are things going, she said, ‘Ugh, well you know’,” said Henderson. “So maybe something’s going on there she didn’t know.”
Chris Brown is trying to cover his butt after being accused of making homophobic remarks toward Frank Ocean, who has revealed that he is openly gay. Brown ran for the hills after being accused of homophobia, and after having a pow wow with his PR people, decided to set the record straight on Twitter:
“My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is……… Love who u wanna love. It’s ur decision. People stop searching for BS,” he said on Twitter.
Brown seems upset that a reporter on France claims that he heard Brown say “Man, no homo,” when he was asked about Ocean’s homosexuality.
“Everyone is so quick to point the wrong fingers at each other!” Brown also said on Twitter. “Am I Doing everything I can to help the world ????”
“The world is so bent on social acceptance that we’ve forgotten what makes us special… Our individuality! #Imdone” he continued.