Bodies at Aracari ResortAn autopsy conducted on the bodies of 23-year-old Kevin Singh and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Subrina Nandram who were found in a bathtub at Aracari Resort has revealed that the woman was murdered and Singh committed suicide.Dead: Kevin SinghThe post-mortem examination was conducted by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh on Wednesday.Dr Singh gave Nandram’s cause of death as asphyxiation (suffocation) owing to manual strangulation compounded by blunt trauma to the head. The autopsy results for the young woman’s boyfriend showed that he died from asphyxiation caused by drowning, compounded by ingestion of pesticide.Nandram, a mother of two who resided at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and her boyfriend, of Triumph, ECD, were found dead about 18:00h by staff of the resort on Sunday.Dead: Subrina NandramReports are the lovers checked into the resort on Saturday just after lunch and were due to check out at 12:00h on Sunday, but Singh extended their stay.On Sunday, the hotel staff attempted to make contact with the couple, but calls to their room went unanswered.After some time had passed, the staff attempted to contact the couple for a second time, but no one answered the call. The staff, suspecting that something was amiss, proceeded to check the couple’s room and made the gruesome discovery.The dead woman’s mother, Sabita Singh had strongly doubted that her daughter would commit suicide, since Nandram seemed happy with her relationship with Singh.Meanwhile, Kuntie Tekchand, the mother of Singh, recently told Guyana Times that the young man left their home on Saturday, but there was no indication that something was amiss. According to the distraught mother, she did not know much about her son’s girlfriend.
Donally says overall he is proud of Harris’ performance and that they will just have to wait and see how his shoulder will heal before competing in any future fights. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s Lane Harris and Justin Donally, of Fivestar Boxing Academy, were in Edmonton over the weekend, July 26 to the 28, for the World Kickboxing Association Canadian National Championships.During his time at the Championships, Harris managed to win in the K1 Division and Muay Thai Division. These wins would advance him to the finals.Donally says, during the K1 Finals, Harris was winning the first two rounds but things would change as his shoulder popped out of joint. According to Donally, this isn’t the first time that Harris’ shoulder has popped out.- Advertisement -“He was in the finals for K1. He was in the second round, he was definitely up on the scorecard winning the fight, and he threw a big combination and ended up tied up in a clinch and popped his shoulder out. It’s popped out once before during training and I popped it back in for him.”Despite being able to pop it back in, the ringside doctor made the decision, in the interest of Harris’ well-being, to not allow Harris to finish this fight or compete in the Muay Thai Division.Even though Harris could no longer compete in the Championships, he did manage to bring home two silver medals.Advertisement
0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte answers questions during a press conference at the Cobham training facility in southwest London, on September 11, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has sparked rumours that the English Premier League Champions will move for Bayern Munich star midfielder Arturo Vidal.Vidal, 30, has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga giants in recent months, with Manchester United and the Blues mooted as possible destinations. Chilean publication La Cuarta reported that the Italian mentor who worked with Vidal, at Juventus in a trophy-laden spell for three seasons, suggested the industrious midfielder could double his alleged current €7.5 million salary by agreeing on a switch to Stamford Bridge.And following the Champions’ 2-0 victory over Brighton on Boxing Day, Conte refused to deny his interest in the Chile international.“I must be honest, it’s not right to talk about a player from another team – especially if you try to link this player with us,” he told reporters.“But [Arturo] is a fantastic player. I have a great respect for Arturo, and we spent many years in Juventus together. If we go to war, I’d always want him with me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A young woman hit a man so hard with a hurley stick on the head that he developed a clot and was left fighting for his life.Aine Doohan was just 17 when she viciously attacked Donal Ferry outside a takeaway in Bunbeg, West Donegal.Mr Ferry had been involved in a fracas involving Ms Doohan’s then-boyfriend outside Sgt Pepper’s chip shop on May 9th, 2009. However the night ended in horrific circumstances when Doohan reached over a wall for a hurley stick and striking Mr Ferry on the side of the head.CCTV footage produced at Letterkenny Circuit Court showed the brutal moment when Doohan hit her victim on the head with the pointed part of the hurley stick.He was rushed to Altnagelvin Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with serious head injuries including a clot.He said he remembers nothing after being hit on the head and then wakening in hospital.Doohan, of Meenamillar, Derrybeg pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Ferry whom she had been friendly with.She told the court that she was taking drink and drugs and didn’t know why she had attacked her victim.“It was a despicable, horrible thing that I done and I can’t explain how sorry I am. He was a friend of mine. I’m upset and sorry for what I did.“I cannot explain what happened and he didn’t deserve it. I accept all responsibility for it. I actually told him how sorry I was and he told me he forgave me,” said Doohan.Barrister Fiona Crawford said Doohan had a tough upbringing and her mother had left the family when the accused was just eight years old and she was raised by her grandparents.Doohan said she was surrounded by violence and just ended up taking drink and drugs and leaving school aged just 15.At a previous sitting of the court, another man Daniel Duffy of Lower Coteen, Derrybeg, was found guilty of assault and possession of a weapon.Judge John O’Hagan described the attack as “savage” and said Mr Ferry was lucky to be alive.“Any sane individual would be horrified by what happened here. I don’t know what was in her system but she was out of control,” he said.Defence barrister Ms Crawford said Doohan had written the victim a letter of apology and had gathered €10,000 from her family to offer Mr Ferry as compensation.Judge O’Hagan remanded Doohan in custody until November 4th next when she will be sentenced with her co-accused.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEndsMAN LEFT FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER SAVAGE ATTACK WITH HURLEY STICK was last modified: October 26th, 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:Aine DoohanattackDaniel DuffyDonal Ferryhurley stick
A Donegal tourist who drowned in a scuba diving accident in Australia has been named locally as Elaine Morrow from Ballintra in south-west Donegal.Police in Australia say Elaine, who was 23, was diving with a group at Langford Island in the Whitsundays Islands when she failed to resurface at around 4.00pm on Monday local time.She was on the second day of a three day dive on board the boat Summertime, was with about a dozen other tourists. She was found a short time later on the ocean floor and when she reached the surface, a number of people tried CPR but failed to revive her.The former Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon pupil was then rushed to Haman Island Medical Centre where a nurse administered CPR but this also failed to revive Elaine.Department of Foreign Affairs officials have made contact with the dead woman’s family here in Donegal.Her mother and father Margaret and James (Jimmy) and her two sisters are said to be devastated by the accident. It’s understood Elaine had been visiting the famous Whitsunday Islands as a tourist and had been part of a group who had chartered a boat.The islands are hugely popular as a tourist destination and attract thousands of diving enthusiasts every year.It’s believed Elaine had left Donegal for Australia in January and had been based in Sydney.Whitsunday water police are said to be investigating the incident.Sergeant Graeme Pettigrew of Whitsundays Water Police said initial investigations suggested the woman had become separated from the group while diving and then failed to resurface with the other divers. ‘‘The person involved was on a resort – introductory – dive. She was not an experienced diver. She became lost from the group,’’ he said.Another police spokesman told donegaldaily “She failed to resurafce and was then found on the ocean floor a short time later.“She was brought back up and CPR was attempted but she could not be revived.”The boat was docked at Airlie Beach, where scenes of crime investigators have examined the vessel. The boat’s operator Whitsundays Sailing Adventures said its practices were to the highest safety standards.“All of our tours are operated to the highest safety standards. The operator involved carried out all emergency procedures including CPR, but unfortunately the young lady could not be revived,” the company said in a statement.“Whitsundays Sailing Adventures and the vessel operator are currently working with the appropriate authorities in regards to this incident.“Our condolences go out to the family and friends, and counselling support is being given to the other guests and crew of the vessel.”Police investigations are continuing.Mayor of Ballyshannon Brendan Travers said he was deeply saddened to hear of such a young death.“It’s always sad to hear of a person’s death but it is especially sad at such a young age and in such tragic circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” he said.EndsDROWNED DONEGAL WOMAN, 23, WAS FROM BALLINTRA was last modified: April 19th, 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:BallintraBallyshannondrowning Whitsunday IslandsElaine Morrow
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think it’s just one game, so there’s no reason to panic,” Luc Robitaille said. “But you have to make your power plays count. That’s the key to the game right now.” On the bright side, the Kings have killed 17 consecutive opponents’ power plays. Not an option: Murray deemed Friday’s practice a “necessary” skate, one in which he lets the players determine if they need to put in on-ice work. But there was one conspicuous addition. On the board, Murray wrote the uniform numbers of players designated to assist in goalie drills, a chore mostly reserved for healthy scratches such as Ken Belanger and Nathan Dempsey. But Murray also included Alexander Frolov, who totaled only one shot on goal in each of the past two games. Murray mostly refrains from critiquing individual players but did narrow things down as to the scope of his recent frustration with the team. “They were putting too much pressure on themselves and not being patient,” coach Andy Murray said. “If it’s a 1-1 game and you get one in the middle of the third period, it’s a big goal.” Murray was referencing a power play Thursday, in which Joe Corvo made an ill-advised outlet pass that Kirk Maltby quickly turned into a shorthanded goal. That became the focal point of a frustrating game in which the Kings severely outchanced the Red Wings but lost 5-2. EL SEGUNDO – Since last season, the Kings added two talented scorers in Pavol Demitra and Jeremy Roenick and a deft passer in Craig Conroy. Imagine the possibilities. Imagine the … frustration? Those three players are a part of the Kings’ top power-play unit, which has been substandard of late. The Kings failed on all seven of their power-play chances Thursday against Detroit and have scored on just two of their past 23 chances with the man advantage. That led to a 40-minute power-play meeting Friday. “We need more from some of our offensive players,” Murray said. Injury report: The Kings hoped Valeri Bure, out since Sept. 29 with a back injury, would return sometime next week, but that now appears unlikely. “It’s probably not as promising as we would have liked,” Murray said. Bure has yet to skate and will be evaluated by doctors again Monday, Murray said. Jeff Cowan (groin) skated Friday but will not play Sunday. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Born in Toluca Lake, Wiggins is the third-generation owner of a Glendale metal finishing company. He has devoted his life’s work to heading up Automation Plating Corp., a business his grandfather started in the 1940s that specializes in zinc plating for the automotive, home building and electronics businesses. Since 1992, he has served as councilman and mayor in Burbank and is now a member of the Airport Commission. During his first stint as mayor in 1994-95, he was instrumental in getting airport commissioners to oppose issuing bonds that could be used to expand the airport, he said. During his second term in 1996-97, he lobbied the state’s Public Utilities Commission to keep the 818 area code in the eastern San Fernando Valley and Burbank. He also helped get funds for a neighborhood “pocket’ park – Permanent Charities Earth Walk – in the Peyton-Grismer area. But his tenure also received another bit of notoriety. He and former council members Murphy and Bob Kramer were responsible for killing a plan to have council members randomly drug-tested. The issue came about after former Councilwoman Susan Spanos became embroiled in revelations that she had used cocaine. She resigned, leaving open the seat Murphy filled. Drug-testing became an issue again this summer when Murphy was arrested on suspicion of felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor child endangerment in a case linked to a local street gang. “I honestly thought that what happened with Susan was an anomaly,” Wiggins said of his decision to vote against drug-testing. “If the current council wants to vote to have drug-testing, I’m totally in support of it.” Fellow Airport Commissioner Charles Lombardo said Wiggins is the best candidate for the job. “We need Bill at this time in our city due to the events in the last six months,” Lombardo said. “He’d be the perfect person to step right in.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – As a former mayor of Burbank with years of city experience under his belt, Bill Wiggins believes he’s the best candidate for City Council. In the mid-1990s, he fought against the expansion of Burbank Airport, helped keep Burbank in the 818 area code and worked to bring in money for a neighborhood park. If elected Jan. 24 to fill the seat vacated by former Councilwoman Stacey Murphy, he said, he would work to ease traffic congestion and reduce noise at the airport. “My No. 1 priority is traffic,” said Wiggins, 56. “Second is reducing nighttime noise at the airport.”
Recent dinosaur findings provide glimpses into the ecology of dinosaurs, with lessons for scientific inference.Paluxy River tracksOlder creationists may remember the flap in the 1980s over alleged human tracks with dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. The human-like tracks were later seriously questioned to the point that most creationists have dropped them as credible evidence.* The dinosaur tracks, however, were uncontroversial. Seventy years ago, Roland T. Bird photographed and then dug up a series of 17 tracks in a sequence to prevent them from erosion due to flooding. The tracks were sent to various museums. Now, three scientists from England and America have used the available data to reconstruct the original trackway. Publishing in PLoS ONE, they used a process called photogrammetry to create a 3-D digital model that allows future researchers to study the tracks in detail.There is still some question whether the tracks, made by a sauropod and a theropod, represent a chase sequence or a chance relationship. The authors had to interpolate some evidence because only 12 of the 17 tracks could be clearly identified from Bird’s original photographs. Some parts of the reconstruction, therefore, are less clear than other parts. The authors created a 3-D flyover of the entire trackway that is posted in the paper and by the BBC News. Science Magazine, Science Daily and Live Science reported summaries of the paper without mentioning the old human-track controversy.Pterosaur WondersWhile describing a new pterosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, Wynne Parry, reporting for Live Science, describes some of the amazing facts of these flapping flyers. In “How Pterosaurs Ruled the Skies Above the Dinosaurs,” he notes that some were heavy giants outperforming any living flyer today:Fossils suggest the biggest pterosaur, Quetzalcoatlus northropi, had a wingspan stretching about 33 feet (10 meters), longer than that of a small airplane. Of course, not all were giants. Of the more than 150 known species, some attained birdlike sizes, along the lines of sparrows or seagulls.With size comes weight. Michael Habib, who studies biomechanics at the University of Southern California, has calculated that one particular group of pterosaurs may have weighed more than 661 pounds (300 kilograms), a weight they managed to consistently foist into the air and keep aloft.Habib remarked that “Flapping flight is one of the more challenging things you can do.” Of the three vertebrate groups that employed powered flight (birds, pterosaurs and bats), pterosaurs were well designed for it. Each group had its own mechanisms, which Habib attributes to chance:Three anatomical requirements set the stage for large size in flying animals: wing anatomy that generates a large amount of lift per unit speed, hollow bones with a high ratio of stiffness to weight, and the muscle power to launch into the air, Habib said.“Bats have the right launch system, but they don’t have pneumatic [air-filled] bones. Birds have pneumatized bones, but they don’t have the right launch system, and they don’t have as high a lift coefficient [for their] wings,” Habib said. “Pterosaurs are the only ones by happenstance that ended up with those three things.“This means that giraffe-sized pterosaurs like Quetzalcoatlus could leap into the air and start their engines, flying off high over the dinosaurs. Most of the pterosaurs could waddle on all fours, using their elbows as front legs.Parry relates another remarkable fact: soft tissues have been preserved in some pterosaur fossils –One of the exhibit’s star items provides a rare glimpse of ancient skin. A fossil found in a 150-million-year-old German rock formation contained the preserved tissue of a pterosaur wing, which allowed scientists to detect layers of skin, blood vessels, muscles and the long fibers forming a series of supports within the wing. The color of the wing membrane led researchers to dub the fossil Dark Wing, which has never before been exhibited outside of Germany….The exhibit explains that traces of fibers found on fossils from the pterosaur Sordes pilosus, or hairy devil, suggest these animals had fuzzy coats and were likely warm blooded. Climate Change Long AgoAnother dinosaur story in Live Science bears on a major political controversy: global warming. Katia Moskvitch reports that in the dinosaur era, carbon dioxide levels were five times higher than they are today. The new estimate is much higher than previous estimates. “The higher CO2 levels [must] have [had] significant effects on the planet’s climate, and its flora and fauna,” one researcher said. One thing is clear: if humans were contemporaries with dinosaurs, it wasn’t their fault.__________________*Some think the rest of the Paluxy story remains to be told, because creationists may have been too hasty to drop the subject when some of the tracks had been misinterpreted (the fact that some locals had carved giant human tracks was only part of the controversy). Dr. Walter T. Brown makes this statement in the footnotes of his book In the Beginning: “Before 1986, many thought that dinosaur tracks and human tracks were together along the banks of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas. Some, but not necessarily all, of the humanlike tracks were made by part of a dinosaur’s foot. The film, Footprints in Stone, and John Morris’ book, Tracking Those Incredible Dinosaurs, which popularized the man-track idea, have been withdrawn. A few creationists still claim that some of these manlike tracks were made by humans. I believe that the Paluxy tracks should be studied more and many questions satisfactorily answered before claiming human tracks are along the Paluxy River.” John Morris, in an article on ICR, stated: “Even though it would now be improper for creationists to continue to use the Paluxy data as evidence against evolution, in the light of these questions, there is still much that is not known about the tracks and continued research is in order. We stand committed to truth, and will gladly modify or abandon our previous interpretation of the Paluxy data as the facts dictate.” He provided 6 questions that should be investigated further.The dinosaur-human track controversy from the 1980s embarrassed many creationists, because the film Footprints in Stone made such a plausible case, using primary evidence. Not only did the tracks fit a human foot perfectly with left-right stride, they continued under an undisturbed bank! It is to the credit of the creationist community that they quickly withdrew their claims when critics presented evidence that the human-like parts resided within the inner portions of theropod tracks. The claws of the three-toed theropod tracks had not been visible until a critic went looking and found them (some find that suspicious). Once creationists considered that evidence with open minds, they not only withdrew their material but discouraged fellow creationists from using it (see CMI, AIG, and ICR article by John Morris, who retracted his own book). A few creationists, notably Carl Baugh and Kent Hovind, continued asserting that the human tracks were real, but most creationists have long since distanced themselves from such claims.This is a lesson for all scientists: the need to avoid wishful thinking, jumping to conclusions because you want them to be true. Would that evolutionists would follow that example. Critics have pointed out for decades – sometimes over a century – the flaws with Haeckel’s embryos, the horse series, the ape-to-man series, and other icons of evolution, yet prominent evolutionists continue to display them as evidence for Darwinism. We recall dinosaur hunter Phil Currie remarking in CMI’s film The Voyage that Shook the World that scientists see what they expect to see.The Paluxy story is not dead, though. One uncontroversial aspect shouts against the evolutionary long-age view: the rapid erosion of the Paluxy tracks. Seventy years ago, when Roland Bird excavated the tracks, he had to hurry because he was “fighting against constant flooding from the river,” the PLoS ONE paper mentions. Other tracks studied by creationists in the 1980s have also disappeared since they were exposed. How credible is it that scientists would happen along these spectacular trackways right when they are being destroyed by natural causes, supposedly 110 million years after the dinosaurs made the tracks? (See also the rapid destruction ofThen there is the soft tissue preservation. Evolutionists expect us to believe that hair, skin, and delicate impressions of blood vessels, muscle tissues and skin fibers of pterosaurs were preserved for up to 220 million years. This is but one of a number of soft tissue cases reported in the secular literature in recent decades. The burden of proof should be on long-agers to show this is possible; the default explanation should be that the fossils are much, much younger than claimed.We should point out that Paluxy was not the only site suggesting man and dinosaurs were contemporaries. Currently at AIG’s Creation Museum there is a lobby exhibit showcasing multiple lines of evidence – including artwork in temples and other human sites from different parts of the world, made centuries ago – showing dinosaurian figures. The word “dinosaur” was only coined in the 19th century. These artists most likely drew images of what they saw. In many cases, the dinosaur figures are in context with other known animals. There are also dragon legends from many parts of the world: China, Europe, and North America.So when you add up these independent lines of evidence – soft tissue preservation, ancient accounts and artwork, and intelligent design of dinosaurs, it is reasonable to postulate that humans saw dinosaurs not that long ago. It’s the evolutionary view that should be considered dubious. They are the ones who should be embarrassed, especially those who believe with Habib that pterosaurs evolved pneumatic bones, flight muscles and launch systems “by happenstance.” If you believe happenstance produced powered flight, not just once but multiple times, we would like to offer you a free flight and resort vacation package to the beautiful Isle of Debris.(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today emerged as the top draw in the IPL draft with the Sanjeev Goenka-owned new franchise Pune opting to pick him first for the stipulated price of Rs 12.5 crore in Mumbai on Tuesday.Dhoni’s India teammate Suresh Raina was the first preference for the other new team Rajkot, which is owned by Intex Mobiles. He will also get an identical Rs 12.5 crore by virtue of being the first player selected by the franchise.”Excited to play for the beautiful vibrant city- Rajkot in @IPL. Looking forward to have new teammates and support from the people of Gujarat,” Raina tweeted after the draft.In-form Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane was the second choice for Pune, while Rajkot opted for Ravindra Jadeja in the same position. Both players will be entitled to a purse of Rs 9.5 crore per year.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was picked by Pune as their third choice and will get a purse of Rs 7.5 crore. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was Rajkots choice.In the fourth spot, both the teams opted Australians with Steve Smith going to Pune and James Faulkner going to Rajkot. Pune opted for South African batsman Faf du Plessis as their fifth and final player, while West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo was Rajkots pick. Both players will get Rs 4 crore.The draft pool only included players from Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the two teams which have been barred from participation. The players who failed to attract attention will now go to the general IPL auction scheduled for February 6.advertisementThe draft process was necessitated following the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for two years in the wake of the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal. The suspension was ordered by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice (retd) R M Lodha committee, which was formed to decide the quantum of punishment following the investigations.The next edition of the Twenty20 league will be held from April 9 to May 29.Team Pune’s picks: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis.Team Rajkot’s picks: Suresh Raina, R Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, James Faulkner, Dwayne Bravo.
Disgraced Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will face sentencing in June following his conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.”The matter is postponed to the 13th of June 2016, and it will be heard until the 17th of June 2016,” High Court Judge Aubrey Ledwaba said.Pistorius, known as “Blade Runner” for the carbon fibre prosthetic blades he used to race, faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence.The Supreme Court in December upgraded the 29-year-old Paralympian’s sentence on appeal to murder from “culpable homicide” – South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, for which he had received a five-year sentence.In March, the Constitutional Court, the country” top court, rejected Pistorius’ right to appeal against his conviction for the murder.