IRA man accused of rape ‘threatened to expose informants to stop retribution’

An IRA operative accused of committing sex crimes halted retribution against him by threatening to expose informants in the terror group’s ranks, it is claimed. The man is alleged to have carried out serious assaults, including the rape of a 12-year-old boy, while he was staying at “safe houses” in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic during the 1990s. The terror group was notorious for its use of punishment squads to mete out rough justice in the form of beatings and killings Read more [...]

Spirited away: Blue Demon Week falls short

Dibs carries the Blue Demon flag with pride during the women’s basketball game last week. There was a slight rise in school spirit last week with Blue Demon Week. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)If you visited the Student Center last week, you probably noticed the blue and red decorations signifying DePaul’s annual Blue Demon Week. Maybe you saw signs on campus that listed an itinerary of the week’s events, or even decided to check out a few of the events with your friends.  Or, if you’re Read more [...]

The Jump 2016: meet Linford Christie

Name: Linford Christie Age: 55 Twitter: @ChristieLinford Famous, why? Olympic, world, european and commonwealth 100m champion runner. Bio: Sprinter Christie is the only British athlete to have won a gold medal in the four major sporting events listed above. He was the first European to break the 10-second barrier in the event.  Christie left the sport in 1997 and joined the presenting line-up on BBC television show Record Breakers in '98. The following year, he began Read more [...]

Motorcycle club fight turns deadly

HomeWeather 25°LocalNation NowTrafficSportsFeaturesAboutVideoYour TakeBroncosSearchUserGet the newsLog In or Subscribe to skip 14 Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutMotorcycle club fight turns deadlyDENVER - Denver Police say two people were shot and one person was stabbed Saturday afternoon at East 46th Avenue and Humboldt Street -- near the Denver Coliseum.Post to Facebook Read more [...]

Weycroft Hall is a £1.5million mansion complete with a concert hall

Ever fancied yourself as something of a concert pianist? Well, Weycroft Hall could be the chance you’ve been waiting for to put your virtuoso skills to the test. The property, near Axminster in Devon, comes with its own concert hall – capable of seating an audience of 100 – and even boasts a minstrels’ gallery.The Grade I listed building, which dates from the early 15th Century, is set in more than 80 acres and is currently used as a religious retreat. The property – built on the site of Read more [...]

Growth slows for listed New Zealand techs

Listed tech stocks on the New Zealand Stock Exchange disappointed investors this week by either revealing slower growth or issuing warnings that forecasts would not be met.GPS component maker Rakon, measurement technology developer IkeGPS and cloud accounting icon Xero all featured in the news. Logistics and fleet technology company ERoad also reported sales delays as it developed US channels. While the New Zealand economy remains Read more [...]

Hawks’ Millsap listed as probable with left ankle sprain

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Miami with a left ankle sprain.Millsap hurt his ankle in the second quarter of Thursday's loss at Indiana when he stepped on another player's foot. He did not play in the second half and finished with a season-low four points.The Hawks say X-rays were negative.Millsap leads the Hawks with his averages of 18 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. His 87 steals also lead the team.Sports Read more [...]

From renovating furniture to growing your own veggies: How to make a living doing what you love

A hobby can be more than just an enjoyable pursuit – it can also make you money. Here, The Mail on Sunday looks at ways to turn pastimes into a profit. Bright idea: Zoe Pocock used social media to show off her funky furniture designsHAVE AN IDEAThe best business ideas often start with a personal interest. At this stage you are only held back by your imagination.Former manicurist Zoe Pocock, 41, from Bermondsey, South London, got her business inspiration from discovering a niche in the Read more [...]

Odofin Joins Wolves – Stevens Transfer-Listed

Click to join the Vital Barnet forum! Hakeem Odofin has, as had been expected but wasn't actually the case when it was reported it was, completed his move to Wolves.Martin Allen wasn't expecting Odofin to stay with Barnet for too long, which he hadn't, with him joining the Championship side 18-months after his arrival following his release by Reading.As you would expect he leaves with the clubs thanks and best wishes.Set to follow the 17-year-old Read more [...]

Moto X Force shatterproof smartphone listed on Amazon India ahead of launch

Moto X Force Amazon India listing shows the end of Flipkart exclusivity for Moto devices Motorola is set to launch its Moto X Force in India on February 1 but the device has been listed on Amazon India ahead of launch. Amazon India has listed the device as coming soon and has not revealed any price. Motorola Moto X Force is the first smartphone with a shatterproof display. Motorola had launched the same phone as Droid Turbo 2 exclusively on Verizon in US. There are several Read more [...]