MAN THREATENED SENATOR IN MINI-BUS BUST-UP

first_imgA man who threatened Fianna Fail Senator Brian O Domhnaill during a late night bust-up on a mini-bus has been ordered to pay €5,000 to charity.Jimmy Sharkey ordered to pay €5,000 donation.Jimmy Sharkey pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive behaviour against Senator O Domhnaill. Other charges of actual assault by another man against Senator O Domhnaill have been adjourned after the man also pleaded guilty.Sharkey, a 46 year old father-of-four, who is based in Bayside, New York, admitted being involved in the incident at 4.50am on August 22nd, 2010.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard Sharkey and his co-accused Cathal O’Donovan (44), of New Eltham, London met Mr O Domhnaill outside a chipshop in Gaoth Dobhair.It was alleged that he told the two men they could get a lift in a mini-bus back to where they were staying.However the two men missed their stop and ended up “on a tour of North Gaoth Dobhair.”Senator O DomhnaillThe men were then left back to a local hotel An Chuirt where they got out.However, the men protested and tried to get back on the mini-bus during which Sharkey was alleged to have become engaged in threatening and abusive behaviour towards Mr O Domhnaill with intention to provoke a breach of the peace.O’Donovan also admitted assaulting Mr O Domhnaill.The court heard that Mr O Domhnaill never got off the minibus and Judge Keenan Johnston said it should be noted that he was not in any way responsible for the incident.Barrister Damian Crawford said his client had never been in trouble before and had lived in New York for 20 years.He said the case had caused him serious distress and that his father was currently very ill in hospital.“This was a simple matter that escalated into people being driven around the country in the middle of the night and people were annoyed. Mr Sharkey has never fallen out with anyone and wants to apologise to everyone on the bus,” said barrister Crawford.He asked Judge Johnston not to record a criminal conviction but deal with the matter by way of a donation to charity.Judge Johnston agreed the incident arose out of drink but said Sharkey was a 46 year old who had never been in trouble before.He told Sharkey that if a sum in total of €5,000 was paid to the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital by April 1st, then he would not record a conviction against him.Sharkey later returned to court and paid the €5,000 into court and Judge Johnston discharged the case.MAN THREATENED SENATOR IN MINI-BUS BUST-UP was last modified: January 29th, 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:assautbreah of peaceCathal O’DonovanGaoth DobhairJimmy SharkeySENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

Deele College celebrates cultural diversity through Erasmus week – Pic Special

first_imgThere was a European flavour emanating from the corridors of Deele College this week, as the Raphoe school celebrated Erasmus week with staff and students being treated to different cuisines from throughout the continent at break and lunch-time.Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Deele College has been a participant in the programme for a number of years and its inclusion in the programme has been of great benefit to the school.In recent years, the school has hosted student teachers from other European countries and a number of teachers from the school have visited other schools across the continent, with the aim of picking up new skills and practises.This year, the school is sending four members of staff to Barcelona to take part in a training programme, which deals with ‘emotional intelligence.’ The four staff members; Danny McFadden, Marilyn O’Riordan, Patricia Brady and Patrick McAteer will attend a week-long workshop on emotional intelligence and restorative practises and it is hoped that these practices can then be implemented in the school.This will help the school in continuing to promote best practise in the area of discipline and student well-being with the main aim being helping students to deal with their emotions.Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Programme is a maths teacher, Marilyn O’Riordan, who has been central in putting the Deele College delegation forward for the trip to Barcelona.Deputy Principal, Mr Danny McFadden, who is going to Barcelona, as part of the Deele College delegation says that the Erasmus programme offers the school a unique opportunity to bring European best practice back to Donegal.“We have been involved in the Erasmus programme now for a number of years and it has been a great opportunity for the school and for our staff. We have been able to examine the ways in which schools across Europe operate and take the positives back to our own school. I would like to thank Marilyn O’Riordan for her hard work in putting the school forward for this opportunity.“This year, we will travel to Barcelona and we will spend the week seeing how they deal with students who are dealing with emotional difficulties and we will be able to relay this information back to all our staff and implement the practises, which we will have learned.”Deele College celebrates cultural diversity through Erasmus week – Pic Special was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

VWSA’s Polo production milestone

first_img4 May 2009Volkswagen South Africa marked the production of its 400000th Polo at its factory at Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape last month, with demand for the car being boosted by an earlier export order destined for Europe.Launched in South Africa in 1996, the second-generation Polo is top of the Ao hatch segment for the year to date, with a 19.8% market share.“In addition, over the past two years, the Polo brand has claimed the title of South Africa’s most popular passenger car with sales far outnumbering its nearest rivals,” VW South Africa said in a statement last week.Approximately 70000 Polo hatchbacks have been exported to countries in the Asia Pacific region since 2002, while the company also secured an order for an addition 6 000 units for export to Germany.“The new generation of this successful Volkswagen marquee will arrive in South African showrooms in 2010, having just been launched into the European market,” VWSA said.Export marketsVolkswagen South Africa said earlier this year that 40% of its total planned production volume in 2009 would be exported.Its initial export of vehicles occurred in the early 1990s with the clinching of an export deal for 12 500 left-hand drive Jettas destined for China.It then proceeded to win orders for third-generation Golf GTIs to the United Kingdom, a significant order for fourth-generation Golfs to Europe and, in 2004, started exporting Polos and new Golfs to the Asia Pacific region.Following on its Jetta export heritage, the company secured the order to export the latest Jetta model in May last year to countries including Australia, Japan and Great Britain.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

New trail to honour struggle fallen

first_imgThe moment to the Gugulethu Seven,situated close to where the young menwere ambushed. (Image: Picasa) The Zanempilo Clinic, co-founded bySteve Biko, is also on the nationalheritage trail.(Images: Steve Biko Foundation) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sandile Memela  Department of Arts and Culture  +27 12 441 3077 RELATED ARTICLES • ANC celebrates 100 years • PE launches heritage walk • Can heritage, development coexist? • Celebrating Soweto’s heritageShamin ChibbaThe South African government recently announced that it will undertake a massive nationwide route project that will honour the heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle.Speaking at a media briefing on 20 February, home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that the government will unveil a series of monuments over the next few years.The project’s estimated cost is over R1-billion (US$132.7-million).Zuma said that new museum and historic sites will be built in rural and urban areas. This will include work on numerous historical locations around the country.One of these is the site of the Pondo Revolt of 1960 to 1962, where people of the amaPondo nation were gunned down by police while protesting the government’s apartheid laws. The attack took place on Ingquza Hill near Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape.The nearby Holy Cross Church, which counted Oliver Tambo among its baptised members, is also to be declared a heritage site.Other events to be commemorated in the project include the 1913 Free State protests against the imposition of pass laws on African women – those women were led by struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke – and the 1957 anti-pass revolt by women in Zeerust in the then Western Transvaal.Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Brandfort in the Free State where she spent eight years under house arrest will be restored and protected as a heritage site.The graves of Pan African Congress founder Robert Sobukwe, former African National Congress (ANC) leaders Oliver Tambo, AB Xuma, Walter and Albertina Sisulu and Pixley Ka Seme, as well as those of activists Rahima Moosa and Steve Biko, will be upgraded and declared heritage sites as well.Good for local economy, tourism and educationAccording to arts and culture minister Paul Mashatile, the project will help boost local economies and make arts a serious economic player. He said that the local economy can be revitalised by this initiative.“There are massive benefits for people living in those areas where we plan to implement these projects,” he said.Lwazi Apleni, a tourism management graduate, was upbeat about the initiative, saying that it will play an influential role in the tourism industry.“It will bring a lot of foreign tourists and even historians who are interested in the liberation struggle,” he said.Though he acknowledges that the project’s costs are staggering, considering the country has many social issues to deal with, Apleni believes the expense is reasonable as it will sustain the history of the country for current youth and future generations.“It is to commemorate the heroes who played an influential role in ensuring that South Africa is where it is now,” he said. “It’s because of them that we’re part of the world community. It will also make sure that the heroes are not forgotten.”Apleni suggests that the organisers of the project have a road show whereby they emphasise the importance of arts and culture to the public.“Arts and culture are the cornerstones of every country,” he said.Steve Biko Foundation part of trailThe Steve Biko Centre in the Eastern Cape will be dedicated to the legacy of the man and the Black Consciousness Movement.Amongst its features are a museum, an archive and library centre resource centre, cultural performance and production spaces, a community media centre, and space for retailers.Biko’s home in Ginsberg Township, the Biko Bridge and the Zanempilo Clinic, which was co-founded by Biko in East London in the mid-1970s, will also form part of the centre.Homes and monuments to be restoredThe homes of Oliver Tambo in Nkantolo Village in the Eastern Cape, Bram Fischer in Westdene in Johannesburg, and James Sebe Moroka in Thaba Nchu, Free State, as well as those of Lilian Ngoyi and the first ANC president John Langalibalele Dube, will be showcased on the nation-wide trail.The Bhambatha monument in Greytown, where Zulus rebelled in 1906 against the establishment by colonial authorities of a poll or head tax, will also form part of the initiative.The Matola Raid Monument and Interpretative Centre will also form part of the trail. Commemorating the 1981 raid by the defence force on ANC safe houses in Matola, Mozambique, the structure is under construction and will be completed in July 2012.Existing sites such as the Wesleyan Church Hall in Waaihoek, Mangaung, as well as the Gugulethu Seven Monument, which honours seven young victims of a security forces ambush in 1986, will be refurbished before they are unveiled.The former building is said to be the birthplace of the ANC, as the organisation’s first meeting took place there is a hall at the back.last_img read more

UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: Ateneo comes out ‘stronger’ after offcourt issues

first_imgLATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But a shakeup in the team’s internal staff eventually resolved the issue, with Bundit set to resume his head coaching duties for another year.“After everything that happened, it made the team stronger,” said Madayag. “We got through that phase. Every team has its problems and it just differs on how people respond to them. We faced our problems and that was made us stronger.”“We just have to trust the process, trust everyone on the team, and trust the coaches,” added Madayag.De Leon, who has been a vocal leader of Ateneo since Season 79, echoed her captain’s statements.“The measure of a good team is how you deal with things when they don’t go your way,” said De Leon. “The one thing that I’m really proud of about is when you look at these individuals they’re very good-hearted people.”ADVERTISEMENT Head coach: Tai BunditLast season: 12-2 (no.1 seed, runner-up finish)Key holdovers: Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, Jho MaraguinotKey losses: Jia Morado, Michelle Morente, Kim GequillanaADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Rivero brothers out of Green Archers Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC When Alyssa Valdez left Ateneo, captain Jia Morado was able to steady the ship amid uncertainties that comes with the departure of the team’s long time star.But now that Morado is gone as well, it’s time for the younger start to step up to the plate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the leadership of captain Maddie Madayag and veteran middle blocker Bea De Leon was immediately put to test a few months before 2017 ended.Back in October, then-Ateneo team manager Tony Boy Liao, who has been replaced by Lorenzo Veracruz, revealed that Bundit was not asked to report anymore to the Katipunan campus. “With that comes very good character that allowed us to overcome everything that passed and that tried to bring us down. I think we handled the situation very well and I think we’re a lot stronger in terms of our morals and character,” added De Leon.And with their offcourt troubles resolved, the Lady Eagles will now look to overcome the departures of Morado, Michelle Morente, and Kim Gequillana who helped lead Ateneo to a 12-2 finish in Season 79.It now falls on the guidance of Madayag and De Leon to help propel a young team to a championship, the hardware Ateneo has searched for the past two years and avenge their two straight Finals losses to La Salle.“The team is so young, and a lot of us don’t have as much experience as the others. It’s going to take a lot of work,” said De Leon whose team lost six players after Season 79.“The team’s going to play its game, the usual happy, heart strong,” said Madayag. “We’ll just give our best in every game and no matter what happens we know that we did our best.”last_img read more

London Olympics: Hope floats for Gutta and Ponappa after 8 badminton players are thrown out for underperforming

first_imgContrary to widespread belief that their appeal has been rejected, India’s ace doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa hopes she and Jwala Gutta would make it to the quarterfinals of the women’s badminton event after four pairs were disqualified from the London Olympics on Wednesday for “not using one’s best efforts to win a match”.”We are not sure what the scenario is right now. We are waiting for the decision and we hope to make it to the quarters. As far as I know, the officials are discussing the issue and we will get to know in some time,” Ashwini said.”We have given our best and that is all we could do,” she added.The meeting of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is currently underway at the Wembley Arena, the venue for the badminton event.The suspended pairs are: Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China; Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia; Jung Kyung Eun and Kim Ha Na of South Korea; and Ha Jung Eun and Kim Min Jung, also of South Korea.However, they are not from Group B, of which the Jwala and Ashwini were a part of. The Indians finished third in their group.Ashwini said they had won more matches than the other teams who are in contention for moving to the quarters.London Olympics chief organiser Sebastian Coe described the incidents as “depressing”, saying “who wants to sit through something like that”.International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said that such incidents were “not acceptable”.advertisementlast_img read more

Conte: I don’t know if Luiz has Chelsea future

first_imgChelsea Conte: I don’t know if Luiz has a future at Chelsea Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 03:45 11/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) david luiz - cropped Getty Images Chelsea David Luiz Antonio Conte Chelsea v Manchester United Premier League The defender missed out on the squad for Chelsea’s win over the Red Devils and the Blues boss cannot guarantee he will stay Antonio Conte admitted he did not know if David Luiz has a future at Chelsea after ditching the Brazil international against Manchester United.Chelsea 6/10 to beat West Brom Luiz lost his place in the starting line-up to Andreas Christensen for the clash with second-placed United, with the defender not even making the bench as 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu was preferred. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Without Luiz, the Blues went on to take all three points, as Alvaro Morata’s header sealed a 1-0 win.And, when asked about the defender after the game, Conte could not guarantee his continuity at Stamford Bridge.“Luiz’s future? I don’t know. He has to work really hard otherwise he will be on the bench or in the stand,” the manager explained to the BBC.Prior to the game, Conte was adamant there is no issue with Luiz, who started the midweek 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Roma, simply saying Christensen and Ampadu deserve their opportunities.”It is a tactical decision,” the manager told Sky Sports. “There is Andreas Christensen in good form and we have Ethan Ampadu who is a good, young player at the club.”We are conceding many goals so you have to find stability and solidity. We have to be patient with the team and defend in the right way.”In his post-match news conference, Conte attempted to clarify the state of affairs by reverting to his pre-game position that Luiz had been dropped for tactical reasons.He added: “It’s only a tactical decision, only a tactical decision, only a tactical decision. It’s normal. This can happen to every one of my players, if I see that they are not in good form. It’s normal.”Asked if he meant to sound uncertain about David Luiz’s future at the club in the previous interview, Conte appeared to go back on his comments.”No… [checks with press officer]. I think that I have a squad. I have a squad with 16 senior players, and five young players.”I have these players, and then I repeat I have to make the best decision for the team. I try to do this.”last_img read more