SHOP ASSISTANT THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED DURING HOLD-UP

first_imgA shop assistant thought she was going to be killed when two men robbed her shop.Shauna Cooper was left terrified and fearing for her life when two men robbed Munchies confectionary shop in Buncrana.One of two brothers appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with the robbery of the shop on February 15th, 2011. Richard McDonagh, 31, had pleaded guilty to the charge.His brother Francis has also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date.Ms Cooper, who was then 23, was working in the shop when the two men arrived.Francis McDonagh pushed her back when she tried to stop the men from coming behind the counter.Ms Cooper told investigators “I was fearful for my life and that he was going to hit me. I had visions in my head that I was going to be killed and didn’t know if they were going to pull a gun or a knife.”The men eventually grabbed the till drawer which contained €200 and fled the scene, pulling boxes down as they went to block Ms Cooper from following them.The Gardai were alerted and the two men were caught a short time later as Ms Cooper identified them.The court heard that Richard McDonagh, of Castle Avenue, Buncrana, was out on bail for other alleged offences and had 49 previous convictions.Defence barrister Fiona Crawford said her client had battled with a drug and drink addiction but was now clean for seven months and was attending a programme in prison.Judge John O’Hagan described the robbery as a shocking, scary and frightening experience for Ms Cooper.“She didn’t know what was going to happen,” he said.Judge O’Hagan sentenced McDonagh to two and a half years in prison and backdated it to November, 2012 when he was first put in custody.SHOP ASSISTANT THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED DURING HOLD-UP was last modified: January 30th, 2013 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:buncranaFrancis McDonaghGardaiLetterkenny Circuit CourtMunchiesRichard McDonaghShauna Cooperlast_img read more

3 interesting features about Warriors’ new home

first_imgYou couldn’t miss the Warriors’ massive scoreboard when the team showed off Chase Center to the media, but even that glowing marvel couldn’t obscure some other eye-catching aspects of the $1.4 billion palace.While most everyone focuses on the NBA’s largest scoreboard, which takes up about 9,700 square feet (six times larger than Oracle) while dominating most viewpoints inside the San Francisco arena, we’re here to … CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.last_img

MH370 lost in Southern Indian Ocean

first_imgThe Malaysian Prime Minster Najib Razak announced at 2pm (GMT) that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 and passengers and crew aboard ended its flight in the Southern Indian Ocean southwest of Perth, Western Australia.In a sombre and emotion charged announcement Mr Razak said that Immarsat the British based satellite company working with the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch had used new analysis techniques and determined “beyond doubt” that MH370 had been lost and no-one had survived.“Therefore it is with deep sadness and regret that according to new data that MH370 ended its flight in the Southern Indian Ocean,” said Mr Razak.Searches yesterday found more debris thousands of kilometres southwest of Perth which is expected to be confirmed as coming from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared 18 days ago.In a day of high drama, two new debris fields were spotted by Australian and Chinese search planes between 2100km and 2500km south-west of Perth in a zone identified by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority based on US and British intelligence.Earlier Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament last night that HMAS Success was in the process of recovering two objects spotted by an RAAF Orion at 11.45am. The crew aboard the Orion reported seeing “grey or green circular object” and an “orange rectangular object”, Mr Abbott said after emerging from a Cabinet meeting.He said the objects identified by the RAAF Orion were separate to the objects reported by the Chinese Ilyushin IL-76.A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft attempted to relocate the objects reported by the Chinese plane but were unable to do so.The P-8A, a second RAAF P3 Orion and a Japanese P3 Orion were expected to search their designated search areas until about 8pm last night.The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long is racing to the area where spotters aboard the Chinese IL-76 sighted what they termed “significant suspicious objects”.MH370, with 239 passengers and crew aboard, vanished 16 days ago on a flight from Kula Lumpur to Beijing.A Xinhua correspondent aboard the Ilyushin aircraft reported that searchers saw “two relatively big floating objects with many white smaller ones scattered within a radius of several kilometres”.The Ilyushin was returning to Perth and was at an altitude of 36,000 feet when the debris was spotted. It did not have enough fuel to descend for a closer look.Two Chinese IL-76s joined the search yesterday and departed Perth Airport at 8.45am and 9.20am as Rescue 801 and 802. They returned mid-afternoon.The sighting is 2174km south-west of Perth and in the general area of the Chinese satellite% image taken four days ago.AMSA yesterday launched 10 aircraft to search for MH370.As well as the two Chinese IL-76s, there were two RAAF P3 Orions, three ultra-long range civil jets, the US Navy P-8A Poseidon and two Japanese P3 Orions.MH370 Tribute Pagelast_img read more

How to Integrate FCPX Into Logic Pro X

first_imgLogic Pro X is a solid audio solution for editing and mixing your productions. Get the most out of it by integrating Final Cut Pro X.During the development of my last documentary film, I went into the audio mixing sessions with my sound designer noticed that he wasn’t using the industry standard Pro Tools 12. Instead, he was using Logic Pro X. Being a film score composer who had been trained to use Pro Tools, he proceeded to tell me that more and more composers are making the move to either Ableton Live or Logic Pro.What I learned is that Pro Tools still runs around $800, Ableton Live runs $600 for the Intro version, and Logic Pro X is the cheapest route of the three at $200. This seemed to be an incredible value. Now, the built-in instruments aren’t too impressive, as they are essentially what you’ll find in GarageBand. But my sound designer was able to maximize the software’s usability by purchasing add-ons like GeoSonics from SonicCulture, Hans Zimmer Percussion from Spitfire Audio and Strings and Brass from East West.To help you successfully integrate your FCPX audio into Logic Pro X and back again, check out this great video from Dan Allen’s YouTube Channel.If you want a more comprehensive introduction to Logic Pro X, take a look at these extremely useful tutorials from MusicTechHelpGuy.Getting Starting in Logic XHow to Turn on Advanced ToolsWant to know more about film audio? Then check out these articles on PremiumBeat.How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget FilmsAudio Tips for DSLR FilmmakersAudio Tips and Tricks: Removing Echo and ReverbWas this information helpful? What are your thoughts on Logic Pro X? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more