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MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE

MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE

first_imgA man caught doing doughnut manouvres on a snow-covered housing estate has been sent on a responsible driver’s course.Letterkenny court.Lee Kennedy  of 3 Knocknamona Crescent, Letterkenny appeared before  Letterkenny District Court yesterday. The court heard that Detective Mick Carroll heard reports of heavy revving of a car at Foxhills housing estate in Letterkenny at 12.30am on November 19th last year.He went to the estate and took position at the entrance of the area and could see tyre marks on the road.A short time later he heard loud revving and son noticed a Lexus car approaching the junction of the estate and it was swerving on both sides of the road.Garda Carroll revealed that if any cars were coming in the opposite direction it would not have been able to avoid a collision.He waited for the car to come out of the estate again and he activated the blue lights of his car and questioned Kennedy.Kennedy could not give any reason for his driving and was arrested.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client has a “rush of blood to the head.”He said his client had no previous convictions and worked on a farm with his father.“I would suggest he would be an excellent candidate for the Pro Social Driver’s course,” said Mr Gallagher.Judge Paul Kelly asked Kennedy if he realised he could not go on the road if he did not have all the documentation including an NCT cert for this car.He ordered Kennedy to pay the cost of the course which was €150 and bring in a receipt the next time he came into court and he said he will see then how he will deal with the case.MAN CAUGHT DOING DOUGHNUTS IN SNOW IS SENT ON DRIVER’S COURSE was last modified: June 24th, 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:donegaldoughnutsLee Kennedyletterkennylast_img read more

Conference discusses MMIWG crisis on both sides of the border

Conference discusses MMIWG crisis on both sides of the border

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsAccording to Annita Luchessi, executive director for the Sovereign Body Institute, Native American women are murdered at a rate of 10 times the national average in the United States.There are currently 5,712 cases of murdered and missing Native American women according to the national crime information centre.Luchessi was in Vancouver recently and shared her own personal story.“I was sold into trafficking by my abuser and my first experience with that was I was home alone and a man came to the house with a chainsaw and said he had bought me and that if I didn’t go with him he was gonna cut me into pieces,” she said.“I don’t think you can imagine what that scenario fee ls like or looks like but when I say I was almost one of the women murdered.”Her organization are now tracking the statistics of the similarities between the U.S. and Canada.The University of British Columbia just held an event at the First Nations House of Learning.Margaret Moss is the executive director and is originally from North Dakota.She says it was important to host this event.“Here there was the national inquiry as put out by the government here national versus in the U.S. there is no response yet its state by state,” she said.She says there was just legislation presented to Congress but it didn’t go anywhere. So the USA is far behind Canada in addressing the situation.Family members, scholars and activists gathered at the symposium to hear experts like Luchessi who joined them by skype from her office in the U.S.Luchessi also said that historically since the early 1900s – she estimates there are about 20,000 cases of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or are missing. Including residential schools in Canada and Boarding schools in the U.S.Margaret Moss said that by bringing everyone together she’s hoping that women from both sides of the border can unite and take a stand.“This is a phenomenally difficult epidemic is what we are actually calling it coming from a nursing perspective and public health this an absolute epidemic that needs to stop,” said [email protected]@inthehouse7last_img read more

Tiger Woods Wins For The Third Time This Year

Tiger Woods Wins For The Third Time This Year

The talk of whether Tiger Wood is back to being, well,  Tiger Woods will not cease until he wins another major championship. In the meantime, Woods just keeps on winning, which was just what he did before a descent two years ago because of injuries and personal troubles.Sunday’s final round of the AT&T Nationals at Congressional Country Club outside of Washington, D.C. was a pre-drama effort by Woods. With five players in contention, the 14-time major winner separated himself with a dose of the steady and spectacular. When he was done, he outlasted Bo Van Pelt in the final two holes to shoot a 2-under 69 for his third win on the PGA Tour this year.“Of course, your confidence wanes,” Woods said of his dark days. “I wasn’t able to practice; I was hurt (knee). And when you’re changing systems. . . it’s going to take time.”Perhaps that time has come.The win not only was a testament to what he has done this year, but also over his remarkable career. No one on tour has more wins this season. He is No. 1 on the money list and the FedEx Cup standings for the first time since September 2009. Additionally, Woods moved past Jack Nicklaus into second place for all-time wins with 74. He’s just eight behind career leader Sam Snead.“It feels great to get to 74 wins and past Jack, to do at 36 years old,” Woods said. “It’s something I’m very proud of.”Of course, Woods wants majors and some believe he will not “officially” be back until he gets his 15th. He goes for it at the British Open later this month.But this tournament showed Woods to be at his best, meaning he was rock solid but skilled and patient enough to recover from wayward shots. He hit a spectacular shot on No. 12, when his ball was so close to a tree that he warned the galley that his club might snap after he struck the ball. Well, his club did not snap, although he hit the tree, but he executed a beautiful hook shot onto the green.On No. 17 , when he was tied with Van Pelt, Woods sank a six-foot par putt to take a one shot lead going into the final hole. He followed that up by piping a drive 345 yards and then squeezing off a beautiful nine-iron from nearly 190 yards into the peninsula green to about 15 feet. He safely two-putted from there for the win.And so ended a wild week in Washington — record heat Friday, followed by a wind storm that topped dozens of trees at Congressional and forced the tournament to keep spectators out Saturday. They were back in force for the final round, and they were treated to Woods looking like Tiger Woods.“Some days it’s better than others,” he said. “Itry hard. It’s a game that tests our patience. I’ve been out here 17 years. I understand what it’s like to have to grind and fight. Each shot means something. The first shot of the first day means as much as a shot on the 72nd hole. I’ve always had that mindset.” read more

Replacement Commissioners from Canada UK unable to quell TCI crime draws comment

Replacement Commissioners from Canada UK unable to quell TCI crime draws comment

first_img#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, June 26th 2017 – Providenciales –   A Police Commissioner from Canada could not do it.  A Police Commissioner from the UK cannot do it and that must mean, says former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hubert Hughes, too much was expected of former Commissioner Edward Hall and his team when it was there turn at the helm.  In a detailed comment to Magnetic Media, Hughes who returned to his home of Anguilla after serving many years as second in command of the TCI Police Force said what is happening now is unfortunate and disappointing but points to a recurring problem of limited resources which he believes was exacerbated by top cops who are gravely unfamiliar with the lay of the land. “I was once told by a former British senior police officer that he cannot come to Turks and Caicos Island and tell the local police how to police the Turks and Caicos Islands because of his lack of local knowledge. In addition one of them admitted to me that the first time he saw a kilo of cocaine is when he came to TCI in charge of the criminal investigation drug squad. Policing an archipelago like Turks and Caicos  requires a Command team with good local knowledge of the environment, national culture and subcultures of the different island and families, and good human investigation management training and skills . It calls for a great deal of knowledge on how to police the air, land and sea in order to control gun crime in particular.”Hughes adds that no information to the Police about crime simply means that something is lacking in the relationship between public and police; he said key is mutual respect. “Respect will lead to shared values to improve public confidence in the force. Shared values will lead to trust. Without trust no one will speak to the police in confidence. In order to prevent and detect crime the level of trust within the ranks of the force must be high as well. I’m not convinced if that is the case within the RTCIPF at the moment.”  The former DCP was not only offering constructive criticism, he offered a way forward and penned, “My approach to such a situation would be to divide crimes in the following four categories: exploitive crimes, mutualistic crimes, competitive crimes and individual crimes.”Hughes explained that exploitive crimes, like the shooting of Kevin Newman of Alabama on Friday, should get the most resources, while individualistic crimes, like having a joint, should get the least amount of attention.   Related Items:#magneticmedianews, 3 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

China says Syrian strikes violate international law urges dialogue

China says Syrian strikes violate international law urges dialogue

first_imgAn RAF Tornado lands at Akrotiri in Cyprus, April 14, 2018. Photo : ReutersChina’s foreign ministry said on Saturday that it believes a political settlement is the only way to resolve the Syrian issue and called for a full, fair and objective investigation into suspected chemical weapon attacks in Syria.Hua Chunying, the ministry’s spokeswoman, made the comments at a press conference according to a transcript posted on its website. U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government.Hua said that China has consistently opposed the use of force in international relations and that any military action that bypassed the United Nations’ Security Council violated the principles and basic norms of international law.last_img read more

Baltimores Larry Young Radio Show Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates Slugfest Debate

Baltimores Larry Young Radio Show Hosts Gubernatorial Candidates Slugfest Debate

first_imgTrue to his reputation, former Maryland Sen. Larry Young, host of the Larry Young Morning Show on WOLB 1010 AM, brought the most pressing issues to the state’s democratic gubernatorial candidates in a debate just over a week before the primary election on June 24.During the 90-minute live debate on June 4, Young had the candidates for governor—Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur—air their views and positions on a range of issues including increasing the minimum wage, the expansion of universal pre-Kindergarten, affordable health care and the underfunding of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.The candidates opening statements were in line with their messages from previous debates. Gansler came out of the gate attacking the O’Malley-Brown Administration, with an emphasis on the increase in taxes in the state over the last eight years. He stayed in this mode throughout the debate, while Brown was called on to defend those positions and Mizeur remained neutral, discussing her platform.Young noted that the minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10 does not go into effect until 2018, and asked what the candidates could do about the timeliness of the bill if elected. Brown said a bill on the table calls for the minimum wage to be phased in within two years, and includes an index on the cost of living.“Right now there are 455,000 Marylanders making less than the minimum wage,” Brown said. “When we increase the minimum wage we are going to give a raise to half a million Marylanders. It’s going to boost a half a billion dollars in our economy and create several thousand jobs.”Mizeur said, “I have a plan to make sure our minimum wage turns into a living wage of $16.20 an hour by 2022. That would take someone’s paycheck right now [that] is only making $270 dollars a week and make it $668 dollars a week. We will address the tip wage worker problem. No one should be making $3.63 an hour and hoping and praying their tips will bring them up to make the difference.”Gansler agreed that individuals working 40 hours a week should not be earning wages that put them below the poverty line. He mentioned the importance of benefits, including less employee turnover and higher productivity.“The reality is it doesn’t matter what the minimum wage is if you don’t have jobs,” Gansler said. “Forty-six percent of adults in Baltimore City are out of work. We lose companies and business every year.”The debate next turned to low voter turnout across the state; the general consensus was that negative campaign ads could be a factor swaying people from the polls.On the topic of taxes, Gansler explained that the fundamental difference between him and Brown was the enactment of 40 taxes over the last eight years.“We cannot afford another eight years of the O’Malley-Brown Administration mortgaging the future of our state on the backs of 40 more taxes and more casino gambling at the expense of bringing life science companies here,” Gansler said.Brown said he has a plan for comprehensive tax reform and reiterated that the taxes levied have benefitted Maryland.“We made tough choices and because of those tough choices we are in a position to invest in a $1.1 billion dollar school construction program in Baltimore City,” Brown emphasized. “It doesn’t happen without revenue.”“If we make [businesses] pay their fair share we can generate … new revenue, that I will dedicate entirely to small business tax cuts,” Mizeur said.The closing issue was the underfunding of HBCUs and the continuing dispute between HBCUs and the state of Maryland. Each candidate agreed that HBCUs have been treated unfairly and said that in 2014 there should not be a racial parity problem in higher education.Brown said the issue should not be dealt with in court, and has a plan for funding HBCUs. Gansler said he would ensure duplication of Master’s programs between HBCUs and other schools no longer occurs. Mizeur said her universal pre-K plan would level the playing field.last_img read more

Firms with cancelled mines can bid in auction by paying levy

Firms with cancelled mines can bid in auction by paying levy

first_imgThe companies engaged in specified end use plants like steel, cement and power, including ones having a coal linkage, also qualify to participate in the e-auction, said the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) ordinance 2014, which got Presidential nod on Tuesday.‘A prior allottee shall be eligible to participate in the auction process subject to payment of the additional levy within such period as may be prescribed and if the prior allottee has not paid such levy, then, the prior allottee, its promoter or any of its company of such prior allottee shall not be eligible to bid either by itself or by way of a joint venture,’ said the ordinance made public on Wednesday. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashAny prior allottee, convicted for an offence relating to coal block allocation and sentenced with imprisonment for more than three years, would not be eligible to participate in the auction, it said.The apex court had last month quashed the allotment of 214 coal mines to various companies since 1993 on the ground that they were done in an illegal manner by an ‘ad-hoc and casual’ approach ‘without application of mind’.It had determined additional levy of Rs 295 per metric tonne of coal extracted. The ordinance was brought to allocate coal mines and ‘vesting of the right, title and interest in and over the land and mine infrastructure together with mining leases to successful bidders and allottees with a view to ensuring continuity in coal mining operations and production of coal, and for promoting optimum utilisation of coal resources consistent with the requirement of the country’. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsThe Centre will appoint an officer not below the rank of Joint Secretary as the ‘nominated authority’ for the ordinance, who may engage any expert to make recommendations for conducting auction and execution of the vesting order for transfer and vesting of coal mines. The authority will collect proceeds of the auction which will go to the kitty of states where the mines are located. ‘The nominated authority shall, in consultation with the Central Government, determine the floor price or reserve price … The successful bidder shall, prior to the issuance and execution of a vesting order, furnish a performance bank guarantee,’ the ordinance said.last_img read more

Spring kicks in with Garden Tourism Festival

Spring kicks in with Garden Tourism Festival

first_imgWith the winter withering away in Delhi, it is time to welcome the season of fresh flowers and green little buds and what better way than going for the 30th Garden Tourism Festival at the Garden of Five Senses. The three day event, which came to its conclusion on February 19 succeeded in attracting over thirty thousand visitors to the serene and calm venue. But not to worry, one can still go and smell the freshness it brings. People not only bought numerous varieties of plants but were also spell bounded by the beauty of Garden of Five Senses as they spent quality time with their friends and family in the lush green gardens. Mr Kuldeep Dham from one of the plant nursery said, “This time the footfall has significantly increased and we have got a boost in sale of our plants and have been complemented by visitors for our hard work. It feels great to be a part of the mega event”. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf With its fresh air, exquisite landscaping, and contemporary installations, the garden stands unique and true to its name. Various nurseries showcasing plants for theme gardens, tray gardens and indoor areas had put up exclusive stalls. Different theme gardens at the venue captivated large number of nature lovers. Floral animals, Potted plants, Foliage, Medicinal and Herbal plants, Hanging baskets, Dahlia, Roses, Cacti, Bonsai, Bougainvillea, cut flowers were put on display. Also, various flowers, plants, organic items, books, medicinal plants, gardening accessories, etc. were available for sale. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive One of the major highlights of the event was 3D street art that provided 3-Dimensional impression on 2-Dimensional surface. Also, various music bands and cultural performances by various academies of Govt of Delhi were conducted during the event in order to spell bound visitors with heart throbbing performances. Competitions were held in 30 different categories in which NDMC, Manav Rachna University, CPWD, SDMC, Aditya Birla Group and Hansraj College were rewarded for their best display under various categories of the competition. Garden Tourism Festival commenced on February 17 and was inaugurated by Kapil Mishra, Minister for Tourism, Delhi. The theme for 30th edition of Garden Tourism Festival was kept as “Skills in Gardening” and Delhi Tourism strived to disseminate a strong message amongst the visitors about how gardening can contribute in bettering both Health and Environment. Also, it strived to impart information regarding different medicinal plant in the premise and the medicinal qualities associated with them. Main idea behind small events at Garden Tourism Festival has been to promote cultural integrity among one and all. Lectures and Nukad-Nataks on Environment and Health, Magic shows, free ayurvedic check-ups, musical band performances and cultural performances by various academies like Maithali-Bhojpuri academy, Urdu academy, Punjabi academy, Rajasthani and Haryanvi folk performances ­­­­­­­­­ and Sham-e-Sufi by Oshin Bhatia; along with a scintillating musical performance by Lakhwinder Wadali, a Punjabi Singer who hails from the family of eminent musicians (Wadali brothers) and Sharmila Pandey, a Bhojpuri singer enthralled the audience on all three days. A soft adventure park at the venue offered lots of activities to the visitors which proved to be a cherry on the cake.last_img read more

A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min read November 3, 2013 In our hyperactive world it was only a matter of time before someone created a website to help us slow down. Calm.com, a free site and iPhone app created by designer Alex Tew and a friend, guides users through two-, 10- or 20-minute relaxation experiences in which they can view idyllic beaches or forests while listening to the sounds of birds or gentle rain.In 2011 Tew, a longtime proponent of meditation, introduced a “fun side project”: Donothingfor2minutes.com. When users open the site, it immediately begins a two-minute countdown while encouraging them to listen to the sounds of waves and, well, do nothing. If the mouse or keyboard is touched, a red “fail” message flashes and the timer resets. Within a week, the site had 2 million visitors.”We knew we hit a nerve, that there must be a need out there to help people relax,” says Tew, who is based in San Francisco. He immediately began working on the concept for Calm.com, which offers richer, moving scenery and three options for timed relaxation exercises.Since its launch in May 2012 Calm.com has been attracting roughly 500,000 unique visitors per month, driven mostly by Facebook, Twitter and word-of-mouth. Tew believes the reason is simple: People understand the value of being able to relax for a few minutes but find it difficult to do so on their own.Backed by $415,000 in angel funding acquired last February, Tew and his team recently moved to a subscription-based model. There’s a free introductory program that teaches users the basics of chilling out; subscribers pay $10 per year to access premium programs like positivity, creativity, focus, energy, confidence and more.”More than 30 percent of our business is return business, so we have a lot of people using it on a regular basis,” Tew says. “Our goal is to turn those half-million [users] into multiple millions of subscribers.”Sounds like bliss. This story appears in the July 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more