Norton Street man remanded for narco-possession

first_imgA Norton Street, Georgetown resident was remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a possession of marijuana charge.Damion Evans pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 3 while he was at the Brickdam Police Station, he had in his possession 134.3 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.According to the prosecution’s case, Evans went to the Police Station to collect his motorcycle that was impounded by officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters on August 1, 2018.Upon Evans producing the documents for the motorcycle, the ranks smelt what was suspected to be cannabis on his person. A search was conducted, and a black plastic bag containing several ziplock bags of leaves and stems was unearthed under a helmet.As such, the man was subsequently arrested and charged for the offence.The prosecution objected to bail being granted, citing the serious nature of the offence committed. Magistrate Azore remanded the 35-year-old until August 17, 2018.last_img read more

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Let’s not lie, my goal was better than Salah’s, says Ronaldo

first_img0Shares0000“My goal was better” – Cristiano Ronaldo says of losing out to Mohamed Salah for FIFA best goal award. © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Sep 29 – Cristiano Ronaldo believes the overhead bicycle kick he scored for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus last season was better than Mohamed Salah’s which won the FIFA goal of the year award.“Salah deserved to win the Puskas award, it was a good goal. But let’s be honest, let’s not lie to ourselves, my goal was the best,” Ronaldo told his 142 million Instagram followers. The 33-year-old Portuguese star lost out to former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric for the FIFA best player award and to Liverpool’s Salah for the Puskas Award for the best goal.Salah won the award for his curling strike against Everton in the Premier League in December.“I’m not disappointed, life is like that, sometimes you win and others lose, what interests me is that in 15 years of career I managed to maintain the same levels of performance,” Ronaldo said.“Awards are awards… I already have a lot. I play to win and not to win awards.”Five days after the awards ceremony in London — which he did not attend — five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo hailed his former Real teammate, saying: “Congratulations to everyone, to Modric, best player of the year according to FIFA.”Ronaldo scored his acrobatic goal in the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus before joining the Serie A giants just months later.The reigning seven-time Italian champions take on Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash Saturday. Juventus lead Napoli by three points after six games.“It will be a good game, we want to win against a great team, it’s an important day,” added Ronaldo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Championship round-up: Middlesbrough miss chance to go top and Brighton score 17-second goal

first_img1 Two of the favourites for promotion this season, Derby and Middlesbrough settled for a 1-1 draw after Kike opened the scoring when he latched on to George Friend’s scuffed shot.However, Johnny Russell rescued the hosts on 88 minutes as he drilled home a back-post cross to save Paul Clement’s team from defeat.The goal mean Boro missed the chance to go top but maintained their unbeaten start to the season.Former Premier League sides Blackburn and Cardiff are still looking for their first wins of the season after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.Joe Mason opened the scored after only five minutes and that looked to be enough for the Welsh side but Grant Hanley popped up with two minutes remaining to fire home a left footed shot from the edge of the area.Brighton got off to a rapid start when Beram Kayal scored after only 17 seconds – the quickest Championship goal since David Goodwillie in April 2014.However, that was not enough as Jacob Butterfield equalised for the hosts after the break with a powerful finish on the angle.Ipswich were one of only two winners on the night as they beat Burnley 2-0, thanks to second-half strikes from Freddie Sears – who recently signed a new contract with the club – and David McGoldrick.The win maintains the Tractor Boys’ unbeaten start to the season.Daniel Powell’s goal continued Bolton’s miserable start to the Championship season as MK Dons won 1-0 to pick up their second win in three games.  Meanwhile, Rotherham and Preston ended goalless, as did Nottingham Forest and Charlton, in the two other Championship games of the night. Scott Carson last_img read more

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New York Times shines light on Fanad Lighthouse

first_imgFanad Lighthouse has received international attention once more as it is the focus of a New York Times travel feature published today.Travel writer Jessica Colley Clarke visited Ireland in search of beautiful locations and stories surrounding Ireland’s lighthouses. In Donegal, she discovers a personal link to the area and has a unforgettable experience with her family.The New York native describes Fanad Lighthouse as one of Ireland’s most scenic lighthouses, and recognised the uniqueness of it still operating today as it lights up the coast each evening. With stunning imagery, the article celebrates the golden age of Irish lighthouses and modern Irish history. Ms Colley Clarke came to Donegal with her Irish husband and father-in-law, who is a native Irish speaker. This proved helpful for the tourists as the writer recalls finding road signs in Donegal’s Gaeltacht with only Irish names.She describes the beautiful landscape on the way to Fanad with poetic language: “Winding through mossy green farmland flecked with stones, the road seemed as if it could run on straight out to sea, but ended abruptly at the gate to the lighthouse.”The visitors stayed in a cosy cottage and took time to explore the locality, which they found to be an excellent for viewing wildlife. The writer visited the Lighthouse Tavern in search of dinner, where she and her family were fortunate enough to experience some warm Donegal hospitality.Ms Colley Clarke discovered a personal connection to Fanad when she met with her father-in-law’s brother-in-law Michael Boyle, who was was the son of a local lightkeeper who was also called Michael.As the younger Michael looked back on his childhood at Fanad Head, he talked about the frightening darkness of the sea that was only briefly illuminated by the lighthouse as it beamed across the water.The writer had a personally enlightening moment during her visit as she walked through the darkness of Donegal – which was a memory she said she wanted to preserve forever.In the article, titled Pursuits: Keeping the Fire of Irish Lighthouses Alive, the writer recommends staying in the lighthouse, which will serve as another great boost for the iconic structure and for Donegal Tourism on an international platform. New York Times shines light on Fanad Lighthouse was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:donegal tourismfanad lighthouseNew York TimesTravellast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ORAN DOHERTY ON FIRE AS BUNCRANA MAKE IT THREE WINS FROM THREE

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for WeekSenior FootballThe Seniors won anexciting, flowing game away to Urris on Sunday, making it 3 wins now against close local rivals. Buncrana’s scorers were spread across the team but Darrach O’Connor and Paddy McMyler scored 3 points each and best for Buncrana was Oran Doherty with 6 points. Final score wasUrris 2-6 Bun Cranncha 0-16.The Reserves couldn’t make it double joy for Buncrana as they were narrowly beaten in their game against Urris but there was some skilful football played by the young Buncrana lads and they’re starting to form into a good team.Senior TrainingSeniors & MinorsHurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome! Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.Club JerseysElizabeth Anne is now taking orders for the new Buncranaclub jersey’s. Keep in mind lads that they are player fit/tight fit.If you want to order one let her know the size and number on back you require, price €50. EA also has club shorts and white shorts are in stock.ExamsBest of luck to all our young members who are currently sitting Junior and Leaving Cert exams.Underage Reports U14 HurlingWell done to the BuncranaU14 hurlers who are through to the All-County Championship Final on Thursday 12th June. They had a comfortable win on Sunday night in the Scarvey in the semi-final against a determined and much-fancied Four Masters team.U14 FootballThe U14 footballers are in the Division 1 championship Semi-final this upcoming weekend against Muff.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pmFriday ScarveyU8 Football 6.30 – 7.30pm Friday Scarvey U8 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU10 Football 6.30-7.45pm Friday ScarveyU10 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyClub LottoThere was no winner of the Jackpot this week. The numbers drawn were 12, 18, 26, 28 and next week’s Jackpot will be €4050.The Club really appreciates all those who both sell and buy the Lotto as the funds raised go a long way to keeping the Club going.In a new initiative we are looking for drivers to drive youths around housing estates on Saturday morning from 11-12.30.Anyone available should be at Scarvey for 10.30.Contact Club Chair Sean Clerkin on 0862388071 for more info. Lotto sellers needed, if you have an hour to spare each week contact Club Treasurer on 0860297444 for details.EamonnMcMenamin FundraiserFollowing on from the very successful Coffee Morning and Table Quiz, the McMenamin Family are holding a Garden Tea Party at their home, 18. St. Olivers Ave, Buncrana on Saturday 14th June, 2014 from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm to remember Eamonn on Father’s Day which is on Sunday 15th June.There will be a free raffle on the day for various prizes. Everyone is very welcome to come along on the day. All proceeds to the Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital.Irish LanguageTáanCiorcalComhráaroícheDéLuainarceal go dtí go bhfógrófar a mhalairt.Tábrónorainnfaoiseoagustásúilagain go n-atosóidhséarís go luath.The Irish Language Conversation group on Monday nights is cancelled until further notice. We apologise for this and hope to resume it again very soon.Cardiac ScreeningFollowing the completion of a two year research programme in which nearly 300 GAA players were examined in an attempt to assess the effectiveness of various screening methods, the GAA’s Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee updated its position paper on cardiac screening.The GAA now advise that the most effective way to identify risk is for players over the age of 14 to undergo cardiac screening on one occasion. It is also advised that this process be repeated before the age of 25. Players should consult their team or family doctor if they wish to get screened and screening should consist of completion of the GAA’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire, a Physical Examination and an ECG.As part of its commitment in this context and to aid diagnosis, the GAA in conjunction with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) have implemented a programme whereby any doctors carrying out a cardiac screening programme for a GAA player will be able to send that ECG to the cardiac department in the Mater under Dr. Joseph Galvin to have a sports cardiology opinion on the ECG.In order to avail of this service, GP’s should contact Ruairí Harvey, the GAA’s Player Welfare Administrator in Croke Park (ruairi.harvey@gaa.ie or 01 865 8685).We would recommend that any interested players, parents or guardians download the Cardiac Screening Questionnaire, or alternatively there will be some copies available in the clubhouse. http://www.gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welfare/cardiac-screening/Beyond The Game EventUlster GAA, the Irish FA and IRFU (Ulster Branch) are joining forces in the delivery of a joint good relations event next month which is aimed at supporting local sports clubs and promoting positive community relations.We would like to invite you and any other relevant representatives from your organisation to the event we are hosting, entitled ‘Beyond the Game’, which will showcase the existing work of Clubs and explore issues close to the heart of sports clubs including health, volunteering and engaging with your communities.We are pleased to confirm Mickey Harte (Tyrone Gaelic Football Manager) as keynote speaker and are delighted to welcome Denise Watson as our MC.The event will take place on Wednesday 11th June at Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge. Please contact Club Secretary for further details and expression of interest to attend.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list.If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: ORAN DOHERTY ON FIRE AS BUNCRANA MAKE IT THREE WINS FROM THREE was last modified: June 8th, 2014 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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How to dress like England’s glorious leader Gareth Southgate

first_img 6 ‘No, honestly, don’t I look amazing?’ Secondly wear a light blue shirt. Haven’t got one of those either? You can get the official England World Cup shirt from M&S too… Next, you’ll need a tie. This comes in at £25. Finally, and most importantly, the WAISTCOAT! The official M&S one is currently available at a price of £65. 6 We think it’s now time for us to follow his lead and smarten up. So, put the tattered old Three Lions shirt away and get your waistcoat out. Don’t own one? Well, we’re here to help.Marks & Spencer have provided the attire for the England World Cup squad and you can buy Gareth’s entire outfit…You may already have some navy trousers. If you do, well done. If you want to be picky and wear exactly the same ones as Gareth, then you can. They’ll set you back £84. 6 Why does Gareth Southgate wear a waistcoat? England manager’s attire explainedListen to live commentary of Croatia vs England on talkSPORT this Wednesday, kick-off 7pmcenter_img 6 6 Gareth Southgate, what a man he is.England’s true leader is no longer best remembered for sticking a paper bag over his head. No, now he is the most popular man in the country (move aside, David Attenborough), having led England into the semi-finals of the World Cup. Yes, the SEMI-FINALS OF THE FREAKING WORLD CUP!Not only has he achieved this historic feat, but he has done so in style. You won’t see our Gareth in a tracksuit on the touchline. He’s far too classy for that.The 47-year-old only wears waistcoasts (and other clothes, of course, otherwise he’d be naked from the waist down and that would be weird). That’s it! Now get yourself sorted, sit back, relax, crack open the beers – Gareth likes to unwind with a few beers at a weekend – and watch England ease into the World Cup final in style. 6 Doesn’t he look good? last_img read more

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NEW SOCCER MAGAZINE FOR DONEGAL TO BE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK

first_imgA new soccer magazine for Donegal going on sale this week called DFL Magazine (Donegal Football Magazine).The official launch of the DFL Magazine takes place this Friday 24th August in Seaview Hotel, Bunbeg at 9pm. In the 1st issue we have an exclusive interview with former Celtic and Manchester United legend Paddy Crerand. Also there will be a feature on one of the clubs in Donegal with interviews with the manager and player.There is also a chance to win a €30 Gift Voucher with a spot the ball competition. The first issue will be on sale this Thursday in shops throughout the county. NEW SOCCER MAGAZINE FOR DONEGAL TO BE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK was last modified: August 20th, 2012 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:DONEGAL FOOTBALL MAGAZINElaunchlast_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Returns to AP Top 25 Poll

first_imgThe Bulldogs received votes every week since they fell out of the top 25 Dec. 10. Earlier this season on Nov. 26, Drake, which received preseason votes, entered the poll at No. 24. It was the earliest Drake has been ranked in a season since the 2001-02 team ranked No. 24 in the Dec. 10, 2001 poll. The Drake University women’s basketball team is ranked for the first time since early December after Monday’s Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll was announced. Drake, which is 19-5 overall and tied for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference at 11-1, is No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Drake hosts Evansville Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the program’s annual Pink Game presented by Mercy One. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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Incentives for clothing and textile sector

first_imgTechnology, competitiveness, incentives Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies officially launched the Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) in Pretoria this week. The programme aims to help the sector restructure itself for long-term sustainability and competitiveness. The CTCP comprises the Capital and Technology Upgrading Programme, the Preferential Financing Scheme, the Competitiveness Improvement Programme, and the core funding mechanism, the Production Incentive. The Industrial Development Corporation established a CTCP desk in April 2009 to administer the programme on behalf of the department. “The competitive challenges are becoming stronger and stronger, and if the local industry is to survive, it has to address a number of these issues,” Davies said. “Ultimately, the challenge is that the industry is going to have to make adjustments and raise its competitiveness.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material According to i-Net Bridge, the CTCP, together with five other core projects of the Clothing and Textile Customised Sector Programme (CSP), represent a fundamental shift in the government’s approach to this sector.center_img The Department of Trade and Industry’s Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme aims to help South Africa’s industry upgrade its processes, products and people, as well as reposition it to compete effectively both domestically and globally. “The aim of the scheme is to provide support for the industry and to address challenges to upgrade productivity, product design, hardware and the capital equipment,” Davies said. “In line with our approach to funding initiatives, the incentive will be measured to show its impact, and future funding will be based on proven outcomes.” To date, Davies said the CTCP desk had received over 80 applications to the value of R311.8-million, with applications to the value of R36-million having already been approved. Other elements of the CSP include a skills development plan, broad-based black economic empowerment, a technology and innovation plan, the review of import tariffs on raw material, and combating customs fraud, i-Net Bridge said. 15 September 2010last_img read more

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Supreme Court to hear Lalu Prasad’s bail plea in three cases on April 10

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear on April 10 a plea by RJD chief Lalu Prasad seeking bail in three cases related to multicrore fodder scam in which he has been convicted.A Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file its counter by April 9 and said Mr. Prasad’s bail plea would be taken up for hearing next Wednesday.Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo, sought urgent listing of the bail plea saying notice had been issued in the matter.“You [the CBI] file the reply by April 9. We will take up the matter on April 10,” the Bench said.In the last hearing, Mr. Prasad submitted that he was in jail for 22 months after his conviction in three cases. “How can I be convicted three times for the same offence?” Mr. Sibal had asked the court.last_img read more

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