Wainfest 2019 got off to a great start this weekend with events taking place all over the county. Children of all ages from the tiny tots to the tweens enjoyed the diverse range of activities on offer from the Harry Potter Experience at Oakfield Park in Raphoe to treats with Mr Hullabaloo Carndonagh Library to making ‘Giants Gold’ Sun Discs with Lisa Fahy in Donegal County Museum to being creative at the ‘Can-do’ Academy – Lego Animation workshop in the Central Library in Letterkenny.Spectacular scenes from the Donegal Bay and Bluestack Festival’s Coming Home Carnival Parade in Ballyshannon on Saturday night marking the end of the festival and the start of Wainfest 2019. Photograph by Catriona Bonner“Wainfest is all about inspiring our children and allowing them to step into a world filled with imagination, stories, magic, history and heritage and instilling in them a love of reading,” says Donna Cavanagh from Donegal Library Services. Wainfest kicked off on Saturday 5th and will run until Sunday the 13th October with a full range of events for all ages from tiny tots to tweens.There are craft activities, sensory storytelling and theatre performances. Children can hop on the train and connect with Harry Potter or relax and watch a film during one of the many film screenings.There will be magic with award-winning magician Jessica Harkin, lego animation workshops, circus skills workshops, film screenings, virtual reality in the museum, YouTube workshops, yoga, beautiful theatre productions, sensory events and a range of events for babies and toddlers. This year’s festival has a range of events for children on the Autism Spectrum, with 20% of the programmed events ASD Friendly and this has been made possible by The Dormant Accounts Fund.Wainfest 2019 is presented by Donegal County Council’s Library Service with support from partners including Eclipse and Century cinemas, Oakfield Park, Inishowen Maritime Museum and An Grianan Theatre.Enjoying the ‘Can-do’ Academy – Lego Animation workshop in the Central Library Letterkenny on Saturday as part of Wainfest 2019. Photos by Paul McGuckinLisa Fahy, Metal Designer with Clodagh Boyle making her ‘Giants Gold’ Sun Disc at a workshop in Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny on Saturday as part of Wainfest.Picture special: Wainfest 2019 off to a great start! was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Wainfestwainfest 2019
The 19-and-under Humboldt Eagles broke open a tight game with five runs in the fifth at the Arcata Ball park on Thursday, on the way to a comfortable 9-2 victory over the visiting WBSC Colts.The visiting international all-stars, made up of players mostly from Australia but from several other countries as well, matched the Eagles early on, before the home bats came alive late in the game, ending it as a contest well before the final out.The Eagles got help from throughout their lineup, with …
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MONTREAL — Quebec’s highest court has ruled that tricking a sexual assault suspect into providing his DNA does not constitute a privacy violation.Giovanni D’Amico had appealed his 2014 conviction for the brutal sexual assaults of four Montreal sex workers. Among his arguments was the claim that police had no right to collect his coffee cup during an undercover operation.D’Amico, whom police had identified as a suspect in a string of assaults dating back to 2002, was invited to what he thought was a business meeting in April 2008. He was in fact meeting an undercover Montreal police officer, who cleared their cups from the table when the coffee was done. D’Amico’s was then collected by another undercover officer.A DNA analysis revealed a possible match with genetic material found on two victims of unsolved sexual assaults. That allowed police to obtain a court order to take a formal DNA sample, which contributed to his conviction. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on three counts of sexual assault, one of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one of assault.The Appeal Court analyzed the question of whether police have the right to collect “abandoned” DNA from citizens and make use of the samples and store them for as long as they see fit.At trial, the accused sought to have the DNA evidence excluded, arguing that his constitutional rights had been violated — in particular the protection against unreasonable search and seizure. He also argued that he enjoyed “an expectation of privacy” with regard to his DNA, which he said is highly private and personal information.The arguments were rejected at trial, and the DNA evidence was allowed. The Appeal Court has upheld that finding in a lengthy decision dated Jan. 22.It found the collection of the cup was planned by police in a public place. D’Amico did not object to the undercover officer clearing the table, and “he continued to work on his computer, without concerning himself with the fate of his cup,” the judgment notes. The Appeal Court added that the subterfuge occurred in the context of the investigation of a murder for which D’Amico was a suspect. (He was later cleared of involvement in the killing.)“The judge concluded with good reason that (D’Amico) abandoned the cup and there was not in this case any violation of his right to respect of his privacy,” wrote Justice France Thibault, one of three appellate judges to hear the case. She noted the police had sufficient grounds to suspect D’Amico based on witness descriptions of the attacker and his vehicle matched his appearance.One of the judges, Martin Vauclair, dissented in part. He concluded the police operation infringed the accused’s Charter right not to be subjected to unreasonable search and seizure.But he said the trial judge was nonetheless correct to allow the evidence. Noting D’Amico’s bodily integrity had not been interfered with and police had not acted in bad faith, he said “exclusion of the evidence would be more likely to bring the administration of justice into disrepute than its admission.”Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press