Drunk Donegal taxi driver caught FOUR times over the limit

first_imgGardaí arrested a taxi driver in Buncrana last night who was drunk driving at a shocking four times over the legal limit.The dangerous driver also had a paying customer onboard.The frightening incident took place on Wednesday night when Gardaí spotted a car being driven erratically in Buncrana town centre. The vehicle was stopped, and tests revealed that the driver was four times over the legal drink driving limit while working.Gardaí say they were shocked to learn that the man had a paying customer in the car at the time of the incident.The taxi driver was subsequently arrested and charged. He is due to appear in court at a future date.Drunk Donegal taxi driver caught FOUR times over the limit was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Second-half latest: Swansea 1-0 Chelsea

first_imgMikel has enjoyed a run in the Chelsea side under Guus HiddinkChelsea made a bright start in the second half but continue to trail to Gylfi Sigurdsson’s strike.Alexandre Pato came closest to bringing the Blues level, but was unable to turn in Pedro’s cross after a fine move that also involved Ruben Loftus-Cheek.Swansea could have added to their lead, but former Blues youngster Jack Cork saw his shot saved by Asmir Begovic.Chelsea looked sharper and more solid following a sloppy first-half defensive display that resulted in Matt Miazga being taken off at the break and replaced by Kenedy, with John Mikel Obi playing as a makeshift centre-back.After Sigurdsson scored with a volley from the edge of the area to put Swansea ahead, Chelsea looked disorganised at the back and could have been further behind at the break.Begovic, who making his first Premier League start since November, made a fine save from Sigurdsson with the score at 0-0.But, like all of his back four, Begovic was far from convincing and only some wayward finishing and poor decision making stopped Swansea from adding to their lead.Centre-backs Miazga and Branislav Ivanovic had several nervy moments while full-backs Cesar Azpilicueta and Baba Rahman looked nervy against the home side’s pace out wide – particularly when facing Jefferson Montero.Chelsea’s best chance of the opening period came in injury-time but Oscar took too long after being put through by Cesc Fabregas and Pato shot wide as he followed up.Guus Hiddink, who is still unbeaten in the Premier League during his second spell as manager, named youngsters Ola Aina, Charlie Colkett and Kasey Palmer on the bench.Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Fer, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Paloschi.Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Ki, Barrow, Routledge, Gomis.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Miazga [Kenedy 46], Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar; Pato [Traore 64]. Subs: Courtois, Aina, Colkett, Palmer, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

America’s highest award for Tutu

first_img13 August 2009US President Barack Obama, presenting America’s highest civilian honour to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, said the Nobel Peace Laureate exemplified “that sense of generosity, that spirit of unity, that essence of humanity that South Africans know simply as ubuntu.”Tutu was one of 16 people to receive the 2009 US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.These included British physicist Stephen Hawking, American actor Sidney Poitier, tennis great Billie Jean King, former Irish President Mary Robinson, Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus, and (posthumously) US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.On receiving the medal from Obama, Tutu said the honour belonged to all South Africans who fought to free their country from apartheid. “I am standing out only because millions of my compatriots are carrying me on their shoulders.”Obama said in his presentation speech that Tutu had “stirred the world’s conscience for decades.“The glint in the eye and the lilt in the voice are familiar to us all,” Obama said. “But the signature quality of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, says Nelson Mandela, is a readiness to take unpopular stands without fear.“Perhaps that explains what led the Arch, as he’s known, to preach amid tear-gas and police dogs, rallying a people against apartheid. And later, when a free South Africa needed a heart big enough to forgive its sins, Archbishop Desmond Tutu was called to serve once more, as chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“Tribune of the downtrodden, voice of the oppressed, cantor of our conscience, Desmond Tutu possesses that sense of generosity, that spirit of unity, that essence of humanity that South Africans know simply as ubuntu.”Tutu said he and his wife Leah were humbled by “the extraordinary symbolism of a former South African township urchin receiving the United States’ highest civilian honour from the first African American to occupy the White House.”Obama’s ascension to the Oval Office “has not only brought hope to America, but to a world grappling with massive challenges including global warming, global recession, poverty, prejudice and HIV/Aids.“We are honoured that in these trying times the President saw fit to salute the contribution South Africans have made to deepen the world’s understanding of peace, justice and reconciliation.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Be Your Own Hero

first_imgAt a Toastmasters meeting, I was given two minutes to give an extemporaneous answer to the questions: “Who is your hero? And why are they your hero?” Without skipping a beat and without delay, I answered: “I am my own hero.” It sounds arrogant, I know.But before you judge the response, bear with me long enough that I can share with you the explanation that I gave the group I was speaking to. See if you don’t agree with me that you must be your own hero.You Have Only One StoryYou have only one story, for good or for ill. You are the producer, director, writer, and lead actor in only one story: your own. You are writing this story now, and you get decide, chapter by chapter, and frame by frame, just how that story goes.You get to decide whether your story is the tale of a passionate adventurer who is living their life and making big choices that make it something special. You also decide whether your story is one of a person leading “a life of quiet desperation,” wishing that things were different, but never taking the heroic action that would make that difference.Since you only get one story, you must choose to be the hero.If you don’t like the way the story is going, scrap it and call for a rewrite. Start it over right where you are. The best stories always have an arc in which the character overcomes their present circumstances to be something more by doing something spectacular.If your leading man (or lady) isn’t the passionate, romantic love interest that would make your story worth living, fire him (or her), and recast the part with someone else.If the great adventure in your story is simply making it to your cubicle day after day, scrap it and write the story of someone who breaks the bonds of indentured servitude and does something daring and remarkable instead. Make it the story of someone who brings so much passion to what they do that it changes everything. Forever.Lest you believe that this is arrogant or selfish, let me challenge you to write another story. How about the story of someone who helps to massively improve the lives of others, someone who touches lives in a way that inspires them to be more than they would otherwise be?Heroes always fight for causes greater than themselves, don’t they. What are you fighting for?When the Curtain FallsMost people have too small of a vision of themselves, and their lives are far less than they could be. They let the tiny voice that lives inside them drown out the voice of the hero. The go along silently, never allowing the hero inside of them to break free. There is no reason to go looking for heroes or heroines. When the curtain falls, when your story is over, you will have had your single opportunity to be whatever it was that you might have been.Don’t miss that opportunity. Don’t sit on the sidelines as a dispassionate observer of your story allowing others to write it for you. Write your own story, and be your own hero.last_img read more

Amkette launches SONIX Bluetooth speakers with NFC pairing at Rs 2,299

first_imgAcessories maker Amkette has announced a new series of Bluetooth speakers that the it says could be well used used during your travel.Amkette Trubeats SONIX can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and is one of the affordable speakers to support NFC pairing. Priced at Rs 2,299, the speaker is available in four colors options and sport a rugged design. SONIX also has onboard music playback capabilities for it can take music from a micro SD card of up to 32GB. There are big, square music control keys at its top face and ports placed on the other side include charging, AUX and micro SD. The AUX cable connectivity allows you to plug it to an iPod or laptop.Also Read: Altec Lansing Dual Motion speaker review: Affordable but no wow factorMusic comes out of two 45mm speaker drivers placed on the front cuve of the device body, delivering 9W of power. Its built-in rechargeable battery gives a said runtime of 8 hours.Amkette was in news when it launched the second iteration of its affordable media streaming the Evo TV 2. The palm size box comes with a remote control, connects to network via Wi-Fi and has a host of streaming apps like Netflix, HotStar, Hooq and Eros Now apart from YouTube, Chrome and Gmail support to make a normal TV smart. It connects via AV or HDMI, can playback Full HD content from a pen drive and carries a price tag of Rs 6,499.last_img read more

Ravidas temple demolition case AAP accuses BJP of having antiDalit mentality

first_imgNew Delhi: Accusing the BJP of having an “anti-Dalit” mentality, the AAP on Thursday claimed that while the saffron party was pushing for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, it was behind the demolition of the Ravidas temple here. No immediate response was available from the BJP on the issue”The day we receive a denotification proposal from the DDA we will approve it and start construction. But no steps are being taken by the DDA. This shows that the BJP has anti-Dalit mentality,” Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh told reporters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He said that on one hand the BJP was pushing for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, on the other hand it was behind demolition of the Ravidas temple. He said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wrote to Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday, seeking a direction to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to initiate the process of denotifying the forest land where the Ravidas temple stood. The temple in South Delhi’s Tughlaqabad area was demolished on August 10 by the DDA on the direction of the Supreme Court. The demolition of the temple in a forest area in Tughlakabad led to a big controversy, with the AAP seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring that the land is given back to the community to rebuild the place of worship.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos Invited to soldout Atlanta Gala as Premiers Sales Blitz

first_img Turks and Caicos on showcase in South Africa Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 May 2015 – An International Leadership Awards ceremony was hosted by the Andrew Young Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday and among the global leaders attending was a contingent from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Mr. Young, a civil rights icon who stood with the late Rev Martin Luther King Jr, former Atlanta mayor, cancer survivor and UN Ambassador had his 83rd birthday marked with the awards banquet. Young was a part of the panel for the Fortis TCI plenary session in 2013 and has vacationed in the Turks and Caicos, and calls many residents in our islands ‘friends’… Ambassador Young was also due to make an appearance at the Global Leadership Forum held at the Our Lucaya resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama last November. It was the event Dr. Myles Munroe and his contingent was flying in to attend when their plane crashed, killing all nine on board. It was said Andrew Young was due to be on that flight, but opted out due to the inclement weather. Former Congressman Young, earlier this month escaped serious injury again when a cement truck fell on his and another car; news reports say he had just a bump on the shin proving the man is a true survivor who now spends of much of his time investing in building lives. Later today, the Premier’s Sales Blitz which features members of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, the Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association, TCI Airports Authority and the TCI Tourist Board will host a business soiree at the City Club of Buckhead in Atlanta. It is the first stop of a six city promotional tour to encourage business and tourism development for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Magnetic Media is travelling with the team, connect with us on your favorite social media to see photos, videos and get reports on the Premier’s Sales Blitz which next travels to Dallas and Houston in Texas. Go to MagneticMediaTV.com. Record number of stars set to shine says TCHTA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Andrew Young Foundation, Global Leadership Forum, International Leadership Awards, premier sales blitz, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, TCI Airports Authority, the Turks and Caicos Real Estate Association, turks and caicos hotel and tourism association Recommended for you TCI now linked to world’s largest with Chicago Flight addedlast_img read more

Rs 3000 cancellation fee too high airlines needs to reduce charges Govt

first_imgAccording to travel experts, such high charges might stop people from booking tickets early to get low fares. Many air passengers planned trips early to take advantage of lower fares.Besides increasing the cancellation price, the airlines companies have also recently hiked charges for check-in luggage more than 15 kg on domestic flights.”India has seen a doubling of air travellers in the last 3.5 years, a growth rate that has not been witnessed anywhere globally,” said Sinha.Despite such hikes in air travel, India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2025 surpassing the United Kingdom driven by a robust demand. A Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft taxis past an Air India Airbus A321 aircraft at Mumbai’s Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport February 3, 2013. Picture taken February 3, 2013.Reuters fileThe government has told airlines to cut down on the cancellation fee of Rs 3,000. The Centre believes it is too high and needs to be reduced soon.The Centre will soon negotiate with airline companies and ask them to reduce the fee to a reasonable amount, The Times of India reported.”We believe cancellation charges are on the high side and onerous for passengers. The Rs 3,000 fee is in many cases more than the price of the ticket itself,” said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.”Our UDAN (subsidised regional flying) scheme has capped fares at Rs 2,500 per hour of flying. These cancellation charges need to be brought back into balance,” he added.He has also ordered a review of the high amount charged by airlines.This comes after SpiceJet earlier this month became the latest airline to raise its cancellation charges. The company hiked its fee to Rs 3,000 for domestic flights and Rs 3,500 for international bookings which were Rs 2,205 and Rs 2,500 respectively, before.The price of cancelling air tickets has almost doubled in the past one year, putting customers at a larger risk of losing money for early bookings.To add to the woes, if an air ticket is bought from an online travel portal then the customer has to pay additional charges to the portal as cancellation fee.That often leaves the traveller with very little or no refund at all.last_img read more

Advance train ticket sale begins

first_imgPeople wait in queues for advance tickets at Kamalapur railway station. Photo: Prothom AloThe sale of advance train tickets for Eid ul-Azha journey has begun at the Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka on Wednesday morning.The ticket sale began at 8:00am from 26 counters including two for female passengers at the railway station.According to the previous announcement from railway ministry, today the holidaymakers will be given advance tickets for 17 August.A person will be able to buy not more than four tickets, the authorities added.The ministry earlier said each passenger can buy a maximum of four tickets, and once sold, tickets can’t be returned.Addressing a press conference at Rail Bhaban in the capital on 26 July, the ministry said additional trains will operate during the Eid vacation.Train tickets will be sold from Dhaka and Chattogram stations and will continue till 12 August.As per the schedule, tickets of 18 August will be sold on 9 August, tickets of 19 August on 10 August, tickets of 20 August on 11 August and tickets of 21 August on 12 August.The return tickets will be sold from 15 August at Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat stations.Return tickets of 24 August will be sold on 15 August, tickets of 25 August on 16 August, tickets of 26 August on 17 August, tickets of 27 August on 18 August and tickets of 28 August on 19 August.Around 300,000 passengers can travel daily during the Eid while some 260,000 passengers travel daily other times of the year.last_img read more

Uber rape case Defence lawyer unwell

first_imgThe case relating to alleged rape by an Uber cab driver on Monday saw another adjournment, sought by the counsel for the accused driver, in a Delhi court on the ground that the advocate was on bed rest after falling from stairs.Shiv Kumar Yadav’s advocate moved a plea before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja seeking adjournment of the case for a few days submitting that he has fallen from stairs at his house yesterday and was having back pain and the doctor has advised him bed rest. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreThe court, after taking on record the plea of advocate D K Mishra, moved through his fellow lawyer, adjourned the case and fixed the matter for March 4 for hearing the defence’s final arguments.The lawyer, however, sought the court to fix the matter for March 7 but the judge refused to adjourn the case for six days as the medical record of the counsel showed he was required to take three days bed rest.The court had earlier also adjourned the case as sought by the defence counsel on the ground that he was busy in the Delhi High Court with an application in the same matter. The court is hearing final arguments of Yadav’s counsel who had earlier claimed that the Delhi Police were “hand-in-glove” with the prosecution to ensure the driver’s conviction and that there were several loopholes in the probe.According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the night of December 5 last year when the victim, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was heading back home.last_img read more