JUDGE WARNS DRUNKEN FANAD MAN HE’S ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE

first_imgA judge has warned a young Fanad man that he is on a slippery slope if he keeps drinking.Shane Friel of Ballyheerin was arrested by Gardai outside the Empire Nightclub in Downings on June 10th last.He was told to leave the area after an altercation involving other people. However, he failed to do so and literally fell on top of Gardai and was arrested at 3.15am.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was more of a nuisance than anything else and simply could not handle drink.He had not been out for months before being arrested and drink got the better of him.Letterkenny District Court heard how Friel, 20, was now back in school and didn’t go outside his house now.Judge Paul Kelly warned Friel he was “running out of chances” and ordered him to pay €150 to St Vincent de Paul.JUDGE WARNS DRUNKEN FANAD MAN HE’S ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE was last modified: December 11th, 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:FanadLetterkenny District CourtShane Friellast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Lands Workout with Seattle Seahawks

Colin Kaepernick is speculated to have been blackballed because of his national anthem protest. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Sport)Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reportedly set to work out with the Seattle Seahawks a week after Pete Carroll revealed he’s considering him for a back-up role.Kaepernick has remained unsigned since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March and NFL Network reported the Seahawks will have him and other reserve quarterbacks work out Wednesday, May 24, a change of plans notwithstanding. Former Denver Broncos quarterback Austin Davis also is set to visit.Kaepernick’s rumored meeting adds fuel to speculation that he could be joining the Seahawks after Carroll was asked if the team is considering putting him and fellow free agent Robert Griffin III behind QB Russell Wilson.“We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” Carroll told “Brock and Salk.” “We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. But, quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.”Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett believes Kaepernick, who stirred controversy after his season-long protest of the national anthem, would make a great addition.“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room?” Bennett told 710 ESPN Seattle. “Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life?“So, I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.” read more

No time change for Turks and Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2015 – For The Turks and Caicos, there will be NO observance of Daylight Savings time so do not turn your clocks back an hour this weekend. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:daylight savings time, no observance Recommended for youcenter_img PDM to reinstate Daylight Savings Time Day Light Saving Time Delayedlast_img

Travel of the Prime Minister to Dominica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 2, 2017 – Nassau – The Public is advised that the Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, along with a delegation comprising, the Hon. Brent Symonette, the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Daren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA, Bishop Delton Fernander, President, Bahamas Christian Council, and Mrs. Belinda Wilson, President, Bahamas Union of Teachers, traveled to Dominica this morning returning to the Bahamas this afternoon.The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education will act as Prime Minister during the Prime Minister’s absence.Press Release: Cabinet Office, (October 2, 2017) Related Items:last_img read more

Hodgson aims to win the FA Cup

first_imgFor the Crystal Palace manager, winning the prestigious tournament would be the highlight of his career.English Premier League team Crystal Palace will visit Football League One side Doncaster Rovers tomorrow in the FA Cup Fifth Round.They will meet at Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, as the “big guns” of the Premier League are already out of the competition: Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal.And for manager Roy Hodgson, winning the prestigious tournament would be the highlight of his career.“Winning it would certainly be a highlight and something I would be extremely proud of and glad to do,” said Hodgson to Sport BT.“There will be some good Premier League teams left in the quarter-finals, and in the semi-finals, too, so sooner or later you will come up against a team like Manchester City or Chelsea.”“But I will worry about that when we get there. Let us concentrate on this game first and if we win, then we will see what fate brings and the draw sends us,” he added.“It would be a fantastic situation to find myself in, and I would love to do it, even if I only got a finger on the trophy.”“We are in for a big challenge,” added Hodgson.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“They are doing well at the moment and we have an awful lot of respect for them.”“We have watched a lot of videos of them playing, and we have been impressed by what we have seen,” he added.“They are on a good run of results and it is a home match for them, so it is not going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination.”“We are talking about a team on the verge of the Championship, so we are preparing for a tough ask.”Crystal Palace is in the 13th position of the English Premier League table with 27 points.The team has only won seven matches out of 26 played, with six draws and 13 loses.👀 There were some familiar faces involved the last time we faced @drfc_official #CPFC 🦅 pic.twitter.com/vrkR3HmYK9— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 16, 2019last_img read more

Law minister says CJ seeks onemonth leave

first_imgSK SinhaLaw and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq on Monday said the chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, has applied for one month’s leave on health grounds.Talking to Prothom Alo, the minister said that the chief justice submitted the application seeking leave from tomorrow, Tuesday.Anisul said the application was being forwarded to the president’s office.As per rules justice Abdul Wahab Miah would be made acting chief justice.Read more: ‘Who wrote the judgment from where?’ HasinaThe chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, and the ruling party leadership including the prime minister and the law minister were at loggerheads following the 16th amendment annulment verdict which scrapped parliament’s power to sack judges in July.Several ministers met the chief justice and rumours had it that the chief justice would be sent on leave.Read more: AL adamant not to lose to judiciarylast_img read more

Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

first_imgA man with a Putin mask and a rainbow flag attends a rally against the policy of US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin in central Helsinki, Sunday, 15 July 2018. President Trump and president Putin will meet in Finland`s capital on Monday, 16 July 2018.President Donald Trump is setting expectations low for his high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, assuring that “nothing bad … and maybe some good will come out” of Monday’s meeting in Finland. His national security adviser said they aren’t looking for “concrete deliverables.”Trump also tells CBS News in an interview conducted Saturday that he “hadn’t thought” about asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted this past week in Washington on charges related to the hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 US presidential election.But after being given the idea by his interviewer, Trump said “certainly I’ll be asking about it.”He blamed the Democratic National Committee for “allowing themselves to be hacked” by Russians trying to help elect him.The US has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can’t compel Russia to hand over citizens. Russia’s constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries.Asked whether Trump would ask Putin to turn over the 12 military intelligence officials, US national security adviser John Bolton called the idea “pretty silly” and said doing so would put the president in a “weak position.”He said Trump goes into the summit with a stronger hand because of the indictments.”I think the president can put this on the table and say, ‘This is a serious matter that we need to talk about,'” Bolton said. He said asking for the indicted Russians to be turned over would have the opposite effect.”For the president to demand something that isn’t going to happen puts the president in a weak position, and I think the president has made it very clear he intends to approach this discussion from a position of strength.”In the CBS News interview, Trump said he’s entering the Helsinki summit with “low expectations. I’m not going with high expectations.” He declined to discuss his goals, but said such sessions are beneficial. He cited his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June as a “good thing,” along with meetings he’s had with Chinese president Xi Jinping.”Nothing bad is going to come out of it (Helsinki), and maybe some good will come out,” Trump said.He described the European Union, a bloc of nation’s that includes many of America’s closest allies, as a “foe.””I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” Trump said, adding that “you wouldn’t think of the European Union but they’re a foe.”He said Russia is a foe “in certain respects” and that China is a foe “economically … but that doesn’t mean they are bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive.” Trump has been reluctant to criticise Putin over the years and has described him as a competitor in recent days.Trump said he respects Europe’s leaders but adds that they’ve taken advantage of the US on trade and defense spending.The president sat for the interview Saturday in Scotland and CBS News released excerpts hours before Trump flew to Helsinki on Sunday.Trump and Putin have held talks twice before. Their first meeting came last July while both participated in an international summit and continued for more than two hours, well over the scheduled 30 minutes. The leaders also met last fall during a separate summit in Vietnam.But Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to Russia, said Monday’s meeting “is really the first time for both presidents to actually sit across the table and have a conversation and I hope it’s a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests.”Congressional Democrats and at least one Republican have called on Trump to pull out of Monday’s meeting unless he is willing to make Russian election-meddling the top issue. Huntsman said the summit must go on because Russian engagement is needed to solve some international issues.”The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russia is off-the-charts high so it’s a good thing these presidents are getting together,” he said.Trump has said he will raise the issue of Russian election meddling, along with Syria, Ukraine, nuclear proliferation and other topics. Bolton described the meeting as “unstructured” and said: “We’re not looking for concrete deliverables here.”Sen Chris Murphy, D-Conn., rejected Bolton’s assertion that the indictments put Trump in a stronger position going in to the meeting.”He has already said that he has asked Putin about meddling, Putin told him he didn’t do it, and he believed him,” Murphy said. “And so it just belies common sense that the president of the United States, this president, is going to sit down across from Putin and press him hard on the issue of Russian meddling.”Putin has denied meddling in the election.Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky., said it’s inevitable that Russia will interfere in US elections and that it’s pointless for Trump to confront Putin about it.Paul said both countries spy on each other but adds that Russian interference in the 2016 election isn’t “morally equivalent” to US interference in Russian elections, but “I think in their mind it is.”Huntsman was interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Paul appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and Bolton and Murphy spoke on ABC’s “This Week.”last_img

Environmental Group Urges Lawmakers To Focus On Renewable Energy Natural Gas

first_img X 00:00 /01:11 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen An advocacy group is urging Texas lawmakers to prioritize renewable power sources and natural gas over coal.In a new report, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) argues that would create jobs and help the state’s economy.John Hall is EDF’s Associate Vice President for Clean Energy and the report’s author. He says his group wants to see a comprehensive state energy plan that would prioritize wind, solar and natural gas.“We have all of these resources in abundance, so let’s utilize more of them, and less dirty imported coal.”The group wants the state Public Utility Commission to raise energy efficiency goals for utilities, and it wants regulators to make rules cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The report says these and other recommendations would lead to new clean energy jobs and economic growth.Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti at the University of Houston says the jobs angle isn’t the best selling point for investing in renewables, because those jobs require higher-skilled workers than the coal industry. But he says renewables are increasingly attractive.“Wind and solar will increase because of market forces,” he says, “because of the fact that they have become price competitive, and because of an overall cleaner environment that they lead to.”Hall says at the very least, his group will feel good this session if lawmakers don’t pass bills helping the coal industry, and don’t make changes to the state’s competitive electric market. last_img read more

Texas Environmental Group Says It Will Keep Up The Pressure To Get

first_img X 00:00 /00:45 The group’s Brian Zabcik said they’ve now spoken with a Whataburger representative and they’ve agreed to talk more in the future.“This is not a campaign against Whataburger, this is a campaign against Styrofoam,” said Zabcik. “We’re trying to bring awareness of this in Texas and trying to get Texans to realize that Styrofoam is polluting this great state of ours.”“The problem with Styrofoam is that it’s technical recyclable but practically speaking it doesn’t get recycled a lot,” continued Zabcik.As for their next step, Environment Texas wants to ask lawmakers to get rid of the municipal preemption clause, which prohibits cities from banning single-use items like plastic grocery bags.“Recycling is just part of the answer but recycling just does not capture all of our trash,” added Zabcik. “As long as that’s the case we need to take steps to make sure that our trash isn’t harming the environment.”The Texas Supreme Court recently tossed out Laredo’s ban on plastic bags. Justices say it ran contrary to the state’s law on solid waste disposal.More #whatawaste. @Whataburger please go #foamfree. Let’s put #WildlifeOverWaste pic.twitter.com/zplVRTQxPM— Environment Texas (@EnvironmentTex) June 27, 2018 Share Photo via Twitter @EnvironmentTexEnvironment Texas recently targeted Whataburger over the use of its iconic orange and white Styrofoam drink cup. They say some of those cups are winding up in local waterways where fish and wildlife ingest the tiny fragments.center_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more