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Major Hospital Fundraiser starts Wednesday

first_imgMoose FM has once again teamed up with the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and Rhyason Contracting to help raise funds for the Be an Angel, Light a Light campaign.   Starting Wednesday November 25th Moose FM’s staff will be camped out at the Hospital with our giant sign.For 3 days Moose FM will broadcast live from the lawn of the Hospital with our 6’ x 12’ sign.  With your donation to the Foundation, we’ll add one light to our sign.  Once it’s all lit up we hope to raise over $30,000.   The goal for this year’s overall Hospital Foundation Fundraiser is $200,000 with the monies going towards purchase of equipment for the visiting Specialist Clinics at the Hospital.- Advertisement -This is year six for Light a Moose. Last year we raised just over $50,000 for the Foundation and the CT Scanner Campaign.   Light a Moose November 25th – 27th, 2009.If your company would like to make a corporate donation to Light a Moose you can do so online by clicking here. Or you can arrange an in person donation by calling Kelly or Adam at 250-787-7100.For more information on Light a Moose and how you can help the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation call Adam Reaburn at 787-7100 or e-mail areaburn@moosefm.calast_img read more

Dodgers taking the fifth

first_imgThe 2006 team went to camp having been patched together over the winter by recently named general manager Ned Colletti, who got the job only after several others withdrew from consideration. But Colletti and his handpicked manager, Grady Little, now have rebuilt the club not only to the point that it made the playoffs last fall, but to the point it now boasts arguably the league’s deepest rotation. For some clubs, the fifth spot in the starting rotation is an afterthought. For the Dodgers, who officially open spring training on Friday in Vero Beach, Fla., the battle for that final starting job will be the most compelling story of the next six weeks. That alone speaks volumes of how far the Dodgers have come in the past year. Which is why the only thing left to hash out is who gets to pitch on the rare day when Jason Schmidt, Derek Lowe, Randy Wolf or Brad Penny do not. The Dodgers’ own version of “Survivor” will start with six contestants. Veterans Mark Hendrickson and Brett Tomko have the luxury of knowing there is a bullpen spot waiting if they don’t land in the rotation. “Whatever happens in the competition for the fifth spot will also have an impact on the competition for bullpen spots,” Colletti said. The rest – Chad Billingsley, Hong-Chih Kuo, Eric Stults and long shot D.J. Houlton – know they could start the season in the minors. While it’s difficult to identify a favorite at this stage, club officials probably are rooting for Billingsley to emerge. The Dodgers’ top pitching prospect for several years now, Billingsley struggled in his big-league debut last season despite going 7-4 with a 3.80 ERA. center_img His problems stemmed from throwing too many pitches and walking too many batters (58 in 90 innings), an issue that has plagued him throughout his professional career. But Billingsley, still just 22, is potentially devastating as a power pitcher. Kuo, 25, was awful out of the bullpen last year, going 0-4 with a 5.34. But he turned in six scoreless innings in his first career start on Sept. 8 against the New York Mets and stayed in the rotation thereafter, going 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA. He also displayed more poise than Billingsley, a fact that might make Kuo the odds-on favorite going into the spring. Kuo could be helped by the fact he would give the Dodgers a second lefty, with Wolf, in the rotation. For that matter, so would Hendrickson, 32, who went to the bullpen when Kuo became a starter. At that time, Hendrickson was 1-7 since being acquired from Tampa Bay on June 27. Thereafter, as a reliever, he allowed just one run in 10 appearances. Still, Hendrickson made it clear to club officials this winter that he has no interest in relieving long-term. If he doesn’t make the rotation – and if the Dodgers still are looking for a power bat – that could make Hendrickson trade bait toward the end of camp. Tomko, whose entire career has been a testament to unmet expectations, agreed last July to go to the bullpen after going 6-6 with a 5.12 ERA as a starter. But he made the switch believing he eventually would work into a prominent, late-innings role. Instead, he pitched mostly in middle relief, and although the experiment began well, it didn’t end that way. Tomko blew leads three times on a single road trip in September, and the Dodgers lost all three games. Stults, another lefty, made two starts last season, both of which were impressive. But he is 27 and the odds of him making the rotation are long. Houlton also is 27 and didn’t pitch in the majors at all last year after a mediocre rookie season in 2005 when he had to stay in the big leagues because he was a Rule5 pick. He’ll need a phenomenal spring, much like he had two years ago, to win this battle. If no one distinguishes himself, the job still could fall to veteran Elmer Dessens. But that seems highly unlikely. “We like (Dessens) in the (middle relief) role we have him in now,” Colletti said. Position players will report Feb. 20 and work out the following day, with the biggest question among them being whether third-base prospect Andy LaRoche is ready for the majors. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETING

first_imgThe next meeting of the Donegal Branch of the Manchester City Supporters Club will be held on Monday 12th December at 7.30pm in Bonners Corner Bar, Ballybofey. This will be our last meeting of the year and the Chelsea v City game will be shown live on TV in Bonners at 8.00pm. Also on this night, the presentation of cheques to the Donegal Hospice, Solas Cancer Support Centre Donegal and the Letterkenny Hospital Childrens Ward will take place. These are the proceeds of our recent Charity Race Night which was a huge success. As always, new members are always welcome.MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETING was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:MAN UTD SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETINGlast_img read more

Ex-striker feels West Ham must sack Pellegrini after winless start to the season

first_img Pellegrini’s bubble may already have burst in east London Tony Cascarino believes West Ham must sack Manuel Pellegrini after defeat to Wolves made it four losses from four since the start of the season.The Hammers sit rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table as the only team not to have claimed a single point this term. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Pellegrini’s side did prevail in an EFL Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon, but they have looked completely out of sorts when facing up against their Premier League opponents.An opening day rout at Liverpool started the rot, with Bournemouth, Arsenal then Wolves also beating the east Londoners, and it’s hard to see where the first win might come from.A tough run of fixtures after the international break sees West Ham face Everton, Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs in their next five games, and there’s a good chance the London Stadium club could make it to the end of October without a point to their name. SORRY 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker Could Pellegrini be out of a job soon? revealed Most read in Premier League smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? silverware “The signs were there in the first game against Liverpool. It was alarming. They could have lost by eight.“I see similarities with QPR when they came up and had a lot of players on big wages who didn’t work as hard as they might have done.” 2 Cascarino, the former Millwall and Chelsea forward, is getting the same feeling from West Ham this season as he did from Crystal Palace last term, and he believes the Hammers must make the same decision Palace did in sacking Frank de Boer after they lost their first five games of the season without scoring a goal.Cascarino writes in his Times column: “Last year I said after four games that Frank de Boer had to get the sack at Crystal Palace and I’ve got the same feeling with Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham. Given the way they are getting beaten, I cannot see a way out for this team.“It was a big risk getting rid of David Moyes and I thought after one game of the season that I had made a mess of my pre-season predictions and should have put them down as one of my teams to go down.“Pep Guardiola gave an interview to Gary Neville at the end of last season and he said that one of his biggest demands of his players is ‘you’ve got to run’. Think about that and then look at West Ham. Some can’t run. Some on Saturday chose not to run. I don’t see this as a short-term problem. predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings latest REVEALED last_img read more

Patriots escape with win in dramatic fashion, 31-28

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 ATLANTA — The New England Patriots squandered a couple of big leads. That merely was a setup for Tom Brady and Adam Vinatieri, who pulled out one of their typical last-minute wins. Brady threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns before Adam Vinatieri kicked a 29-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to lead injury- plagued New England past the Falcons 31-28 on Sunday. The Patriots (3-2) avoided their first losing streak since 2002 despite blowing leads of 14-0 and 28-13 to a team that didn’t have Michael Vick. “We put a lot into this one,’ said Brady, who spouted off in defense of his teammates after a 41-17 loss to San Diego last week. “We’ve had doubters for a long time. We’re just going to keep coming out and doing the hard things every week.’ Matt Schaub filled in admirably for the injured Vick, matching Brady’s three scoring passes, including a tying score with 3:52 remaining. Schaub threw a 14-yard pass for a touchdown to Dez White, then went to Brian Finneran for a 2-point conversion. The Falcons (3-2) had all the momentum, but Brady wasn’t concerned. “We came into a tough environment against an excellent team and had a chance to win the game with three minutes left,’ he said. “I would take that any day of the week.’ With the Patriots backed up at their 26 on second and 20, Atlanta cornerback Allen Rossum was called for a blatant pass interference on Deion Branch the last of a four-penalties-in-four-plays stretch that gave New England a first down at the Falcons’ 44-yard line. Patrick Pass, replacing the injured Corey Dillon, broke off a 15- yard gain that set up the 19th game- winning kick of Vinatieri’s career. Two of those, of course, won Super Bowls. “The offense did a good job in the two-minute drill to get down there and use up all the clock,’ Vinatieri said. “We found a way to get it done. We’ve had some ups and downs this year, but this team has a lot of heart.’ Vick went out the previous week with a strained ligament in his right knee. In a questionable use of the NFL injury report, he barely practiced all week but was listed as probable until Saturday, when the Falcons downgraded him to questionable. On Sunday, Vick wasn’t active, watching from the sideline, dressed out in a visor and gray sweat shirt. “He wasn’t ready to play,’ coach Jim Mora said. “It was an easy decision. When a player is not ready to play, you are not going to put him out there in harm’s way. This team felt confident we could perform with Matt Schaub, and I think we proved that to be true.’ Schaub, a second-year player from Virginia, was 18 of 34 for 298 yards and didn’t have any turnovers. Finneran caught five passes for 103 yards. “I’m happy with the way I performed,’ Schaub said. “I thought I came out and made some good decisions and gave us a chance.’ But the Falcons’ defense couldn’t slow Brady, who completed 22 of 27 passes to lead a 483-yard performance by the Patriots. “He certainly was making some incredible passes today,’ defensive end Patrick Kerney said. “When you hit a guy square on his shirt and he’s still hitting the receiver, it’s frustrating.’ Branch, MVP of the last Super Bowl, had eight catches for 107 yards. Tight end Daniel Graham piled up 119 yards on five receptions, including a 45-yard touchdown. Bethel Johnson caught a 55- yard touchdown pass, and Ben Watson went 33 yards with Brady’s other scoring play. Dillon rushed for 106 yards before he went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury late in the game, though he returned to watch Vinatieri’s winning kick and wouldn’t disclose the nature of his problem. Pass had the first rushing touchdown of his career in the opening period. The Falcons were hurt by potentially season-ending injuries to middle linebacker Ed Hartwell (Achilles’ tendon) and cornerback Chris Cash (arm). Kerney also was limited to passing situations after hurting a side muscle. The Patriots aren’t sympathetic about injuries. They lost safety Rodney Harrison for the season and had 14 players on their injury report, including defensive end Richard Seymour, who didn’t play. Graham scored on a brilliant play, taking a simple screen for a long touchdown. Stephen Neal put a crushing block on Falcons linebacker Demorrio Williams, then Graham bounced off Bryan Scott and dived into the end zone. But Atlanta pulled to 14-13 at halftime with two field goals in the final 1:25. The first was expected, Todd Peterson punching through a 33- yarder. Rookie punter Matt Koenen came out with 6 seconds left to try a 58- yarder, far beyond Peterson’s range. The first attempt missed, but New England called timeout to give Koenen another try. This one went through with plenty to spare for the first field goal of his career and second-longest in Falcons’ history. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL’S OWN ADVENTURER HELPS TEEN COMPLETE ROUND-IRELAND KAYAK

first_imgA teenager from Portrush, Co Antrim is in the final stages of his solo charity adventure around Ireland in a self-made skin-on-frame sea kayak.Nineteen-year-old Hamish Wilkinson left the comfort of his home in June and is currently kayaking off the Donegal coastline with support from our own adventurer Carrickfinn man Anraí Ó Domhnaill.The teenager set off on his adventure on June 28 and hopes to reach Portrush this week. He has battled storms off the Dingle Peninsula and the challenging waters at Benwee Head on the South West of Donegal bay in his bid to circumnavigate the island.His aim is to become the youngest individual to circumnavigate Ireland on a solo expedition and to complete the expedition in a hand made traditional kayak.The kayak was built by Hamish and his dad John of Valkyric Craft Classic Canoes. The paddles are traditional Greenland Paddles built by Hamish and handshaped and finished in oils.Hamish is also hoping to raise funds for charities Action Cancer and Greeenpeace. Donegal’s own adventurer Anraí is providing logistic and service support to Hamish along the Donegal Coast section of his epic trip.He said: “This charitable young man is an inspiration to us all. I observed him paddling in the wild Atlantic along treacherous stretches of the Donegal coast.“Safety and respect for the sea are core values for Hamish. Although young in years, he is at one with the sea and is clearly a very highly skilled boatman who possesses great courage, stamina and endless determination.“I am certain that he will achieve his Expedition Aims in the next few days on the final stage of this Extraordinary Expedition. To Build your own boat and Paddles and paddle around Ireland is very special.”The teenager has his own Facebook page where you can get updates on his adventure: Hamish Around Ireland and also a blog http://www.valkyriecraft.com/hamishroundireland.htm DONEGAL’S OWN ADVENTURER HELPS TEEN COMPLETE ROUND-IRELAND KAYAK was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 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)last_img read more

OUR DANIEL ODDS ON TO MAKE IT TO NEXT ROUND OF STRICLTY

first_imgDONEGAL singer Daniel O’Donnell is the bookies choice to make it to the next round of Strictly Coming Dancing.Bookmakers Paddy Power have the country crooner at 9/2 not to be eliminated this weekend when the voting is open to the public in round two.The favourite for the public chop at 5/1 is BBC weather forecaster Carole Kirkwood who is bottom of the dancers leader board on 17 points. Welsh athlete turned sports presenter Iwan Thomas is second favourite to be eliminated followed by Daniel O’Donnell.Daniel did well on his Strictly debut, with three judges singing his praises.Although Peter Andre is the bookies favourite to be the outright winner, Daniel is well worth a flutter at 20/1 to lift the 2015 Glitter Ball title.Daniel and partner Kristina Rihanoff danced a waltz to one of Daniel’s favourite songs – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. And the audience, including Daniel’s wife Majella, were blown away!“Nasty’ judge Craig was the only one on the panel who didn’t see what everyone else saw – Daniel was amazing.Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell told the Donegal man: “You danced like the perfect gentleman.”Fellow judge Len Goodman raved about the performance, insisting: “That was the best I’ve seen.”And Bruno Tonioli described the dance as “very collected and very well placed and very pleasing”. Craig Revel Horwood however said the dance was “a bit uneventful” and said at one stage Daniel messed up his move and “nearly ripped Kristina’s arm out of her socket”.Afterwards Daniel admitted: “I’m excited now but you can’t tell.”Kristina insisted the Kincasslagh man was “so wonderful in rehearsals”.The judges scored the couple 24 points – Craig 4, Darcey 6, Len 7, Bruno, 7. It’s onwards and upwards now for Daniel, whose nerves won’t be just as bad next time around!Go Daniel!OUR DANIEL ODDS ON TO MAKE IT TO NEXT ROUND OF STRICLTY was last modified: September 28th, 2015 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:daniel o’donnellOUR DANIEL ODDS ON TO MAKE IT TO NEXT ROUND OF STRICLTYPaddy POwerStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Can Chelsea get off to the perfect start under Lampard?

first_imgFancy a bet on the opening matches of the Premier League season? Of course you do!Football’s back next month and for all kinds of odds look no further than BTTS and win tips from betandskill.com.New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s first league game in charge is a mouthwatering clash at Manchester United on Sunday 11 August.Will the Blues get the new boss off to a winning start? It’ll be an early sign of how Chelsea are likely to fare without talisman Eden Hazard, who has of course left for Real Madrid.The season will get under way on the Friday evening, when Liverpool will be at home to newly promoted Norwich City.The Reds, fresh from their Champions League triumph, will be strong favourites to pick up the three points.So too will defending Premier League champions Manchester City, who will begin the defence of their crown the following day, away to West Ham.The Hammers had their moments last season and will be hoping to continue that momentum. But they certainly face the toughest of starts.Another promoted side, Sheffield United, start away at Bournemouth.The Blades have certainly been active in the transfer market, picking up Luke Freeman from QPR among others.And another player might have left west London for Sheffield by the time the campaign gets started.The Blades remain keen on Brentford striker Neal Maupay, although the Bees are holding out for at least £20m.Maupay is also wanted by Aston Villa, who will begin their season with a tricky away assignment against Tottenham.Spurs will obviously be big favourites for that one, but don’t rule out a shock. Villa have strengthened their squad since their promotion from the Championship and will be no pushovers.Meanwhile, Newcastle will host Arsenal and new Magpies boss Steve Bruce certainly needs a good start to his reign, with many fans more than unhappy at the decision to appoint him as the replacement for the departed Rafa Benitez.Benitez was a popular figure among supporters at St James’ Park and there will be no honeymoon period for Bruce, who needs results fast.Elsewhere, Burnley host Southampton, Crystal Palace are home to Everton, Watford entertain Brighton and Wolves visit Leicester. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

South Africa’s new-look Cabinet

first_imgSicelo Shiceka heads up the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, formerly Department of Provincial and Local Government. Arts and Culture: Lulu XingwanaCommunications: Siphiwe NyandaCorrectional Services: Nosiviwe Mapisa-NqakulaDefence and Military Veterans: Lindiwe SisuluHealth: Aaron MotsoalediHome Affairs: Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaJustice and Constitutional Development: Jeff RadebeLabour: Membathisi MdladlanaPublic Enterprises: Barbara HoganPublic Works: Geoff DoidgeScience and Technology: Naledi PandorSocial Development: Edna MolewaSport and Recreation: Makhenkesi StofileTransport: Sbusiso Ndebele The second function within the Presidency will be overseen by Collins Chabane. The Department of Education has also been split, with Angie Motshekga now Minister of Basic Education and Blade Nzimande becoming Minister of Higher Education and Training. Zuma stressed that while civil servants would not lose their jobs as a result of the changes, an era of hard work had begun, and that public workers who did their work diligently and efficiently had nothing to worry about. The Department of Minerals and Energy has been split into two separate departments, with Susan Shabangu appointed Minister of Mining and Dipuo Peters becoming Minister of Energy. “We have also created a monitoring and evaluation competency in the Presidency, to monitor and evaluate the performance of government in all three spheres,” Zuma said. “There will therefore be two Ministers in the Presidency, one responsible for the NPC, and the other for monitoring and evaluation as well as administration in the Presidency.” National Planning Commission Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The commission will be responsible for strategic planning for the country to ensure one national plan to which all spheres of government will adhere, paving the way for a more comprehensive approach to socio-economic development in the country. Policymaking, implementation focus “We have since the launch of the ANC manifesto indicated the type of new administration we envisaged in terms of size, shape and political focus,” Zuma said in Pretoria on Sunday. “It should be a structure which would enable us to effectively implement our policies.” Water Affairs merges with Environmental Affairs in the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs under Buyelwa Sonjica, a new-look Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is headed by Tina Joemat-Pettersson, while Marthinus van Schalkwyk leads the Department of Tourism. Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Pravin Gordhan has been appointed the country’s new Minister of Finance. Sars has been praised as one of the best functioning government institutions since Gordhan took over in 1999. South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled a new administrative team comprising 34 ministers, with a Cabinet and government departments reorganised in a bid to achieve “visible and tangible socio-economic development” within the next five years. The Department of Foreign Affairs has changed to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, with Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as minister. Following extensive research on international models on how governments in other parts of the world plan and monitor performance, it was decided to establish a National Planning Commission (NPC), headed by former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, which will be based in the Presidency. A new Department of Economic Development, headed by Ebrahim Patel, has been established to focus on economic policymaking. The implementation function, however, remains with the Department of Trade and Industry under Rob Davies. Other appointments, in departments that remain unchanged, are: Unchanged ministries There is a new Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs, headed by Gugile Nkwinti, as well as a Department of Human Settlements (formerly Housing), headed by Tokyo Sexwale. Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya leads the new Department for Women, Youth, Children and People with Disability, created to emphasise the need for equity and access to development opportunities for vulnerable groups in South African society. 11 May 2009 “With these objectives in mind, I am confident that the new structure of government will enable the state machinery to speed up service delivery.” ‘Era of hard work’ “We reiterate that we will not tolerate laziness and incompetence, and that we will emphasise excellence and achievement from the Cabinet and the public service,” Zuma said. SAinfo reporter Departmental changes The Department of Safety and Security is now the Department of Policing, with Nathi Mthethwa remaining as minister, while the Department of Intelligence is now the Department of State Security, with Siyabonga Cwele in charge.last_img read more

Life term for two for raping 10-year-old niece

first_imgA fast track court in Chandigarh on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to two men held guilty of raping their 10-year-old niece. The court also imposed a fine of ₹3,05,000 each. The victim delivered a baby girl in August this year, after her abortion plea was rejected by the Supreme Court. “The court has sentenced both the accused to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of ₹3,05,000 on each,” advocate Manjit Singh, representing one of the accused, told The Hindu. The court last Tuesday pronounced both the accused guilty of rape under Section 376 (2) (f) (i) (n) (for raping a minor) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 5 (L) and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. (POCSO).The minor girl delivered a baby girl in August this year, after her abortion plea was rejected by the Supreme Court on July 28. She was 32 weeks pregnant.The pregnancy of the victim was discovered when she complained of stomach ache in July and was taken to a hospital, where it was found that she was around 30 weeks pregnant.The victim, as per the complaint, was allegedly raped by her elder and younger uncles repeatedly since last year, both hailing from Nepal.Notably, one of the accused (elder uncle) was arrested on July 14 after an FIR was registered against him on the complaint of victim’s mother. However, when the DNA of the newly born didn’t match with the arrested accused, the Chandigarh police reinvestigated the matter. When the victim, during her counselling session, mentioned the name of the second accused (younger uncle) the police made another arrest.The second uncle’s DNA matched with the baby, following which he was made the main accused in the rape case.last_img read more