View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film He’s one of many undrafted success stories in the NBA right now: Utah’s Joe Ingles and Philadelphia’s Robert Covington played huge roles for their respective teams reaching the second round of the playoffs, Miami’s Tyler Johnson is about to see his salary explode to nearly $40 million over the next two seasons, and Boston’s Aron Baynes became a pivotal part of the Celtics’ rotation this season while appearing in 100 games.They’re all proof that if there’s enough skill, the NBA will eventually notice.“UD would never get told no,” his longtime Heat teammate Dwyane Wade said. “I remember when I came in for my Heat workout before the draft and asked who the guy getting every rebound was and they told me, ‘That’s Udonis Haslem.’ And I didn’t even recognize him because of how much he’d changed his body. I knew right away that he was a guy I wanted on my team.”Haslem was an underrated part of all three of Miami’s championship teams in 2006, 2012 and 2013. He barely sees the court anymore, appearing in only 30 games over the last two seasons. But he remains invaluable to the Heat for what he brings to the locker room and from a leadership perspective, which is why he’ll probably be on Miami’s roster next season — although Thursday, Haslem floated the idea of possibly looking to play in Europe or China if things in Miami don’t work out.“When you talk about culture and Miami Heat culture, you’re talking about Udonis Haslem,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “The way he keeps himself ready, the way he’s always working, the way that he’s a voice in our locker room, he epitomizes what it means to be a Miami Heat player. We tell people all the time, if you want to understand our culture, look at UD. He is our rock. He has the ultimate respect of this locker room.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES WORLD CUP: Putin and Russia get their first win, rout Saudi Arabia In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ He also may be the example they’ll need.Undrafted in 2002, Haslem — a Miami native who has spent his entire NBA career with his hometown Miami Heat — has been in the league longer than just about any other active player. He’s planning and hoping to sign this summer to return for a 16th season, something that was not only unlikely but unthinkable after every team passed when given the chance to secure his services through the draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“My mind works differently,” Haslem said. “I know when one door closes, another door opens. That’s the way it’s always been for me.”Out of the 57 draft picks that all went ahead of Haslem in 2002, only one — Nene — was on a roster last season. Haslem has outlasted almost everyone who was in the league when he arrived as a rookie in 2003 following a year in France; just 12 players who were in the NBA in 2002-03 remained on rosters this past season. It hasn’t been easy. Haslem has reinvented himself more than a few times along the way.“He impacts winning,” said Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan, Haslem’s college coach at Florida. “He knows exactly what goes into winning. He’s a consummate warrior, an unbelievable competitor.”Haslem was a 300-pounder during his college days at Florida, which explains why he went undrafted; he’s now chiseled, with nary a speck of visible body fat on his 38-year-old frame. He was terrible with money when he entered the league; he still cringes at particularly wasteful expenditure — an ostrich couch — that he quickly ruined. He not only didn’t open his mail, he didn’t even know where it was being sent.Today, he’s a budding mogul.Haslem has ownership of no fewer than 13 franchises — Subway, Auntie Anne’s, Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels among them — in his rapidly growing business portfolio. He’s partnering with Wade on some future projects.“I’m not complaining. I’m continuing to stay motivated, putting basketball energy into business energy,” Haslem said. “The things that I deal with are things that I’m engaged in, things I believe in. If I invest in something, I’ve eaten there.”That’s another lesson for this next generation of NBA players. Haslem has made himself rather wealthy despite never signing what would be considered a massive contract by NBA standards. The most he ever made in a season was just over $7 million — a fortune for most people, yet pretty pedestrian for those who have been in the league this long.“UD is a great example of what happens if you work,” Heat guard Goran Dragic said. “That’s how he made a great career.” FILE – Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat looks to pass the ball from the ground while defended by Terrence Ross #31, DeMar DeRozan #10 and Bismack Biyombo #8 of the Toronto Raptors during the first quarter of the game at American Airlines Arena on May 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — There’s going to be dozens of players left out in the cold at next week’s NBA draft, players who will not hear their names called by the time the night is over.Udonis Haslem knows how they’ll feel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced
The Hindu Parishad Seva Group of the Guyana Pandits Council on Sunday last completed yet another successful medical outreach at the Saraswati Upkaric Mandir in Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The team of doctors and personnel who facilitated the outreachA resident being examined by a doctor at Sisters Village on SundayThe outreach targeted residents of Sisters Village and neighbouring villages, attracting over 210 persons from different religious and ethnic backgrounds.Among those treated were infants, senior citizens, and those affected by the recent closure of the Wales Sugar Estate.Patients were seen by Drs Anila Ramphal, Varun Budhram, Carl Niamatali, Ramdeo Jainarine and Kissoon, along with a team of Optometrists, and benefited from a host of services, including blood sugar, hypertension and eye tests.Additionally, prescription drugs were administered as required, anti-suicide handouts were circulated and 100 food hampers were distributed to needy persons, single parents, and senior citizens.Spearheaded by the Head of the Guyana Pandits Council, Pandit Rudranauth Sharma, the medical outreach is a monthly initiative conducted by the Council.In the past four years, the organisation has conducted numerous outreaches across the country to the benefit of more than 4000 persons, while breaking racial, social, and cultural barriers.Organisations/communities that would like to benefit from this initiative are encouraged by the Council to contact Devica Uditram on 616-1432.
WEST WHITTIER – Crosswalks are brightly striped. Speed limit signs are posted. And gaggles of backpack-toting children are usually milling around. Even so, motorists regularly zoomed around the bend near Aeolian Elementary School, says parent Danielle Chacon. “I would see them coming fast around the corner and down the street. And then they’d look at you like it’s your fault,” said Chacon, 28, of Whittier. Now, however, ever since since the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works installed three sets of “speed cushions” in front of the school, the change in traffic has been like night and day, residents say. Neighbors started a petition three years ago to have the county install Doug McMasters, the district’s business services director, said officials back then began talking with the county about speed bumps on Aeolian. Those talks led to a couple of traffic studies. The studies “indicated a couple of things,” he said. “The combination of the volume of cars and their speeds was enough for \ to do something,” McMasters said. “But trustee Aquino was the one who pushed the issue and worked with them to get this done.” During last Christmas break, Aquino walked the neighborhood with another resident, gathering signatures from at least 66 percent of the residents who were in favor of speed cushions. “In and around our schools, children’s safety is our No. 1 priority,” McMasters said. “From the district’s perspective, we’re glad the county was able to do it.” Aquino said he was even more motivated to get the speed cushions installed after a 12-year-old boy was killed by a large truck as he was riding his bicycle home from school in a neighboring school district. “The first thing that came to my mind was that we needed to get this project done,” Aquino said. “My heart just went out to those parents. “But I’m really happy we got this done before a serious incident occurred \,” Aquino added. “I’m utterly pleased with what has happened.” speed-reducing devices on Aeolian Street. That street curves to the left and turns into Westman Avenue, which made a perfect shortcut between busy Norwalk and Washington boulevards. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The speed cushions, which are wider and more subtle than typical speed bumps, went in last week. “It’s about time,” local businessman Danny Gonzalez said Friday as he watched students being dismissed from classes and vehicles slowing to accommodate pickups. Before, people would easily go about twice as fast as the school-zone speed limit of 25 mph, Gonzalez added. The installation of the speed cushions was a big victory for Los Nietos School District trustee Nicholas Aquino, who had fought for more than a year to get them installed. “It is one of the most worthwhile projects I have been involved in,” he said. “Any time we can ensure the safety of children and seniors – I just don’t think there’s anything more important.”
Another nest contains eggs that are scheduled to hatch next week. “We may have more good news next week – we hope,” Muscat said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AVALON, Santa Catalina Island – Two bald eagle eggs hatched in the wild on Santa Catalina Island for the first time since chemical contamination there wiped out the majestic birds decades ago, conservation officials said Monday. Biologists spotted the first eaglet Saturday and the second Sunday, according to Catalina Island Conservancy officials. Their eggs were laid last month in a cliff-side nest on the 76-square-mile island, an offshore part of Los Angeles County. “We were shouting and excited and happy when we got the news this morning,” said Ann M. Muscat, president and chief executive of the island’s conservancy. The chicks belong to an 8-year-old female and a 21-year-old male introduced under a program aimed at restoring the island’s bald eagle population. For nearly two decades, biologists have worked to get the adult eagles on Catalina to reproduce without human assistance after contamination from chemical dumping caused their eggs to weaken and dehydrate. The chemicals – DDT and PCBs – decimated the bald-eagle population on Catalina and did tremendous damage to coastal fisheries and seabird populations on the chain of eight Channel Islands off Southern California. The 1940s were the last time a bald-eagle egg hatched in the wild in the chain, Muscat said. More than 30 years after the dumping stopped, there are now 20 bald eagles regularly on Santa Catalina, including five nesting pairs. In the past, their eggs had been so fragile they had to be removed immediately by humans and incubated in captivity. The chicks were then returned to the nests by helicopter about 10 days after hatching, along with a shell from a goose egg to trick the parents. But conservation officials decided to leave eggs in their nests this year. Among other reasons, eggs laid in recent years had lower contamination levels, and the mother was prone to eat fish instead of heavily contaminated marine mammals and sea gulls.
She added, “There simply is no ground for restricting coverage of this trial based on such speculative concerns.” The sheriff’s motion suggested that during the criminalists’ testimony, the cameras focus on some other area of the courtroom, allowing witnesses’ voices to be recorded and broadcast later. It also asked that the names of crime lab personnel who sit at the counsel table be kept secret and that they not be photographed outside the courtroom. Sager, representing a coalition of news media including The Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Court TV, opposed the restrictions as “flatly unconstitutional.” Meanwhile, the Spector case prosecutors filed more motions Thursday, among them requests to know how much money is being paid to an array of forensic experts hired by the defense.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Crime lab employees have serious concerns that media broadcast of their images along with their names will put their safety at risk,” said a motion filed by the Los Angeles county counsel on March 22 on behalf of the county Sheriff’s Department. The motion said the employees were not worried about any danger from Spector. Rather they cited the fact that they “often are assigned to work on extremely sensitive cases regarding violent individuals and violent criminal street gangs.” It argued that their safety could be compromised if they are recognized in public. Media attorney Kelli Sager said in her response that such an argument could be extended to all law enforcement personnel and those who work on sensitive cases. “Such a generalized fear is so speculative and broad that it could be used to shield the identity of every law enforcement witness in every case,” she said. Unlike the stars of “CSI,” sheriff’s crime lab specialists will try to avoid TV exposure in the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector, saying they fear for their safety if their faces are broadcast during court proceedings. A media lawyer challenged that in a motion filed Thursday, saying “speculative risks” do not justify restricting public access to the trial. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler has ruled that he will allow gavel-to-gavel TV coverage once testimony begins. But he said he would consider individual requests from those who don’t want to be seen on TV. Spector is accused of murdering sometime actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 after taking her to his suburban Alhambra home from a Sunset Strip club where she was working as a hostess. Selection of a jury from a pool of about 200 prospects resumes on April 16.
In what would be a a multibillion-dollar plan to ease congestion at Los Angeles International Airport, city officials on Tuesday proposed extending the Gold Line light-rail system to provide direct service to Ontario Airport. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by officials from San Bernardino County and Ontario, said he will urge the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and federal officials to consider funding the line’s extension from Azusa to the airport to help increase passenger access to the facility. “Right now, Ontario has 7.9 million passengers a year,” Villaraigosa said at a City Hall news conference. “We hope to see it grow to 30 million a year to take some of the traffic from LAX. “Anyone who has been on the 405 Freeway today can tell you that LAX is already at the tipping point,” Villaraigosa said. That cost could more than double if the line were extended to Ontario, officials estimate. Littman said Metro has already identified some $50 billion in transit improvements needed for the region, but has only about $4 billion in funds. “If it was to be extended, we would need to find some other sources of revenue,” Littman said. The city of Los Angeles owns and operates the Ontario facility, and Ontario officials have supported its expansion. Villaraigosa said the Union Station FlyAway to Ontario Airport already carries 600,000 passengers a year. Part of the plan is to try to persuade the airlines to move more of their service to Ontario from LAX. Villaraigosa said city officials hope to raise maintenance and landing fees at LAX as an incentive for the airlines to move east. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There is no question that regionalization has to be the answer for Los Angeles and surrounding areas. … “We have to find a way to take passengers from LAX, … and Ontario has to be a major source of the air traffic from Southern California.” But Ontario Mayor Paul Leon said the plan will have to be accompanied by ways to deal with traffic. “If we don’t plan ahead, we will end up with the same problems that exist around LAX,” Leon said. Leon and San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt pledged to work with Villaraigosa to lobby for federal funds to help Metro finance a Gold Line extension. Metro spokesman Mark Littman said current plans for the Gold Line call for extending it by 22 miles to Azusa from Sierra Madre at an estimated price tag of $1.7 billion.
RaphoeRAPHOE NOTES: Raphoe Family Resource Centre:15th Anniversary CelebrationsThe Family Resource Centre will be celebrating its 15th year as a Family Resource Centre on Monday 27th June 2016 and we are busy planning an appropriate celebration to mark the occasion. More details will follow in next week’s Raphoe Notes so please mark the date in your diary! Many of you will remember us as Raphoe Youth Project and subsequently as Raphoe Youth & Community Project and although the date is a wee bit sketchy the project will be 20 years established in May 2017-another milestone to be celebrated! Raphoe Integrated Summer Project RegistrationRegistration for this year’s summer project hosted by Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project will take place on Tuesday 7th June at 11am in Springboard, Castlegrove and at 6pm in the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Fees for this year are: €8 per single child; €10 for a family of 2 and €12 for a family of 3 or more. The summer project will take place on the following dates: Monday 18th- Friday 22nd July and Monday 25th-Friday 29th July. Activities will include trips to Brunswick Superbowl, Playtrails, Lurgybrack Farm, The Old Foundry, Belfast Zoo, Cinema as well as a Teddy Bears Picnic, Arts & Crafts, Old & New Games Day, and a family BBQ. The Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Ronnie Halliday, School Completion Programme Coordinator for his generous support this year again. Without this support the summer project would not take place.Farewell:The Family Resource Centre would like to say farewell to Peter Mc Clintock whose year with us as Caretaker through the Tús Programme came to an end on Thursday 19th May. Peter, who went about his work in a quiet unassuming way made a significant contribution to ensuring that those visiting the Family Resource Centre enjoyed a warm and friendly environment. We wish Peter every success for the future. Our thanks too go to Sharon Docherty, Tús Programme Supervisor for all her support during Peter’s year with us. Sponsored WalkThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank everyone for their kind support during the recent sponsored walk undertaken by Tony, our Project Coordinator. Tony wants everyone to know that other than a few blisters (and a free sun tan!) he is none the worse for wear. It would be difficult to thank everyone personally and we would be concerned that we would leave someone out so please accept this as a token of our sincere gratitude if you walked with Tony, drove him to starting points, fed him, ensured he was safe and well, prayed for him, sent him good wishes and kind comments, liked and shared his daily posts, turned out to welcome him on his visit to your Family Resource Centre, welcomed him back to Raphoe and organised his homecoming party, and of course if you sponsored or pledged to sponsor him. You are all fantastic people! We would like to thank the following businesses who were generous with their sponsorship: Daly Bros Retail Ltd, Lifford; Cleary & Co Solicitors; Dolan Scaffolding Ltd; Raphoe Pharmacy; Mc Cauley’s Restaurant, Lifford; Harkin’s Gala, Ballybofey; Laird’s Kitchen’s; Lifford Credit Union; Niall Gallen Taxis, Lifford; Declan Reynolds; Raphoe Mart; Slevin’s Pharmacy, Lifford; Eamonn Stevenson Financial Services, Letterkenny, Reynolds of Raphoe. Our sincere thanks also to Cllrs Liam Doherty and Gary Doherty for their generous contributions from their Members Development Fund Allocation.Something Special Support GroupThe next meeting of the group will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 14th June in the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House, Raphoe. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you will find support, advice and information by attending this Support Group. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the Support Group please contact Melanie on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Date for your diary Raphoe Annual 5k road race hosted by Raphoe Family Resource Centre in association with Lifford/Strabane A.C. will this year take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th July. Raphoe 5k is one of the races in Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Programme. Last year’s race which was kindly sponsored by Coyle’s Centra Raphoe was won by Ivan Toner in a time of 16:35. The first woman home was Sarah Kivlehan in a time of 19:37.Drop-in TuesdaysDrop-in Tuesdays continue in the Family Resource Centre in the Volt House on Tuesdays from 10.30-11.30am. The Drop-in provides the opportunity for members of the community to call in for a cup of tea and a chat. Local and daily papers will be available so you can catch up on local, national and international news. The Drop-in is free so why not come along and join us?50-50 Bonus Ball The winner of our weekly 50 / 50 Bonus ball was Robert Kilpatrick, winning number 10.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Seniors Alert SchemeThe objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e. personal alarm and/or pendant. The associated monitoring and service charges must be paid by the participant.A person will be eligible if he or she is:• Aged 65 years or older; and• Of limited means or resources; and• Living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria; and• Resides within geographical area of the relevant registered organisation; and• Able to benefit from the equipment supplied; and• Are prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation.Raphoe Family Resource Centre has now taken over the administration of the Scheme. Therefore, if you or anyone you know are eligible for the scheme please do not hesitate to contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873641503 or alternatively call into our office located on the second floor of The Volt House, Raphoe.Raphoe Boxing ClubEveryone at the Raphoe Boxing Club would like to extend a sincere thanks to Martin Conlon for all his generous work towards the local Club. Thanks Martin, your kindness is greatly appreciated by all at the Club.Work on the boxing clubs new extension, which consists of weights-room and storage space, has now commenced and it is hoped that it will be completed for the new season in August and a sincere thanks goes to County Councillors Frank McBrearty, Liam Doherty and Gerry Crawford, and Barry McCullagh, Architecture & Surveying Ltd for all their help with this project.The Raphoe Club is now closed for the summer break after another very successful season when once again the Raphoe Club was one of the busiest clubs in the county at championships and club tournaments. Sincere thanks goes to all the boxers and coaches, parents, all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their financial support, and Raphoe Tidy Towns for all the excellent work that they do inside and outside the Clubhouse. It is greatly appreciated.Talk and Healing ServiceSt Eunan’s Catholic Church, Raphoe, Co. Donegal is hosting a Talk and Healing Service with Eddie Stones (Lay Healer) on Friday 3rd June 2016 at 6.30pm. Holy Mass at 7.30pm including veneration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Confessions and recitation of the Most Holy Rosary during the evening. Please come early. Everyone is very welcome.Matt Talbot Annual PilgrimageThe annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Matt Talbot in Dublin will take place on Sunday, 12th June 2016. Total cost including bus fare and meals: €50. Bus leaving chapel car park at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Contact Brid Toner 087 1200242 to book.Community Employment VacanciesSt. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following jobs, which are supported by the Department of Social Protection:1 Youth Worker to be based in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre1 Environmental/Maintenance Worker to be based in Taughboyne Church & Graveyard. Workers are free to work in other places while on Community Employment. Free training opportunities available within budgets. Contact St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551 for job descriptions and application form.Raphoe Kurling ClubRaphoe Kurling Club AGM was held on Monday 23rd May 2016 in Raphoe Presbyterian Church Hall at 6.45PM. Minutes of AGM held on 26th May 2015 were read and signed; Treasurers report for year ending 26th May 2015 was presented and agreed.Election Office Bearers for year 2016/17 results are:Chairperson P. DevenneySecretary Mgt ParkesTreasurer L. RussellAsst. Treasurer M. Craig.Activities during 2015/2016: The Club met weekly on Monday evenings from September to end of May. Phase 6 of Kurling League will finish on 13th June 2016. 6 Clubs participated. Attendance at Go for Life Games in D.C.U. Dublin was the highlight of the year. Sincere thanks to Myles and Karen for organising the trip. With funding from Go for Life, the Club members availed of the gym and aqua aerobics in Finn Valley Centre. A social evening in Raphoe Presbyterian Church Hall in September 2016 was well supported. Charities supported in 2016 were local branch of St. Vincent de Paul. €300 was donated. The Club will commence first Monday in September 2016. New members welcome!!DD COMMUNITY: RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE TO CELEBRATE 15TH ANNIVERSARY was last modified: May 27th, 2016 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:Raphoe notes
A Letterkenny man who became embroiled in an altercation at a Letterkenny apartment complex told Gardai: ‘You’re f***** dead the next time I see you’.Kyle Gormley, of 39 The Gardens, Ballymacool was before Letterkenny District Court on charges arising out of an incident at Riverside Apartments on December 12 last year. Gardai arrived at the scene and found three males in an altercation, one of whom, Gormley, was ‘forcefully striking a door with a fire extinguisher’, Sergeant Jim Collins told the Court.The men, he said, were acting ‘very aggressively and very abusive’ and Gormley told Garda Moyles: ‘You’re f***** dead next time I see you. I won’t forget this.’A co-accused, Paddy Kelly,of 14 The Gardens, was highly intoxicated and agitated and beckoning the occupant of the apartment to come out and fight.“They were making more noise and generating more anxiety than causing a threat,” defending solicitor Frank Dorrian told the Court.“It is alleged the third gentleman presented a knife and then retreated into the apartment. My clients thought about this and due to their high state of intoxication they attempted to redress that. The original argument is hard to identify,”The two men, who have no previous convictions, were fined €100, payable to the Letterkenny Youth and Community Club, who are embarking on a project to refurbish the Devlin Hall.Pair fined after Letterkenny man tells Gardai: ‘You’re f***** dead’, was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyKyle GormleyLetterkenny District CourtPaddy Kelly
THE results of the Ballyliffin Coastal 10-mile challenge on Saturday have just been issued.It confirms Carndonagh runner John Harkin in first place in a time of 56:23.Last year’s winner Paul Ward was second with 57:09 and Con Doherty was third on 58:41. Helena Crossan was the first woman over the line on 65:04 and 13th overall.To see where you came, just click here:Ballyliffin_coastal10_2011THE RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE? was last modified: April 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegaldailyResultsTimes
A WOMAN accused of failing to provide a specimen of breath to a Garda who suspected her of drinking and driving has had the case dismissed by a judge.Judge Paul Kelly, sitting in Carndonagh District Court, made the decision after hearing evidence against the female motorist.The case was contested by solicitor Frank Dorrian on behalf of his client who was involved in a road traffic accident near Malin in 2011. A first aider at the scene said the woman was initially compliant but was clearly upset and later refused his further offers of help.The woman also later declined help from ambulance personnel, said Mr Dorrian, who argued she had suffered some sort of head injury, was upset and disorientated.A Garda, under cross-examination from Mr Dorrian, admitted that he had formed the opinion that the motorist had been drinking after observing her behaviour.He then asked her to give a roadside breath sample which she refused.The Garda agreed that the woman did later agree to giving a breath test at a Garda station.However the prosecution charged the driver with failing to give the first breath test.Mr Dorrian argued that under road traffic legislation that the Garda could not use two ways to reach a belief that someone had been drinking and driving.In this case the Garda said he had formed the opinion on observation; and then proceeded to attempt to carry out a roadside breath test.The Garda could not, said Mr Dorrian, use both methods to form an opinion before taking the woman to the Garda station.Judge Paul Kelly said there were “several frailties” in the case and dismissed the charge.WOMAN CLEARED ON DRINK-DRIVING CHARGE AFTER ANOTHER LEGAL ARGUMENT was last modified: March 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:CarndonaghDistrict Courtdrink drivingMalin