Former priest appears in court over indecent assault charge

first_img Former priest appears in court over indecent assault charge Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp A former priest has appeared at a court in County Donegal on a charge of indecent assault.The defendant appeared at yesterday’s sitting of Dungloe District Court.Garda McHugh gave evidence of serving the book of evidence on the accused at the district court.The defendant made no reply, the court heard.Inspector Seamus McGonigle said the DPP had consented for the defendant to be returned for trial to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on January 28 on one charge in the Book of Evidence.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian applied for, and was granted two counsel, for the circuit court sitting.The defendant was remanded on continuing bail.A publication order was made preventing the publication of anything that might tend to identify either the defendant or the alleged injured party. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMajor building project announced for Scoil Mhuire in BuncranaNext articleDonegal IFA meeting to discuss issues facing dairy farmers News Highland Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – January 14, 2020 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Defensor, mayors agree on unified ‘enhanced community quarantine pass’

first_img* media establishments Mayors agreed to have a unified quarantinepass during a meeting with Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. on Monday afternoon inSanta Barbara town. * restaurants, fast food chains and foodstalls (but only for “take out” orders; “dine-in” service shall not be allowed) * medical/dental clinics, medical facilities,diagnostic centers and laboratories According to Mayor Mediatrix Fernandez of SanEnrique and president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)Iloilo Chapter, the enhanced community quarantine pass may be used by people togo out to: * buy medicines/health essentials   * municipal public markets (provided thatwhile the same shall be open everyday, scheduled market days shall be suspendedin all local government units) Defensor sought for a uniform pass to avoidconfusion and facilitate the movement of people between towns and to IloiloCity after noting that each local government unit has its own format of thepass. Under the EO, employees/workers in thefollowing fields (exemptions) may avail themselves of the enhanced communityquarantine pass: * funeral homes (but viewing  and wakes is prohibited) * establishments providing financial services(banks, pawnshops, money transfer services, and payment and remittance centers) ILOILO – Beginning tomorrow, local governmentunits through their barangay councils would be issuing uniform “enhancedcommunity quarantine passes.” * water-refilling stations * hospitals * public utilities providing transportation,power, energy, water, telecommunications and cargo handling * supermarkets, sari-sari stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and bakeshops Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. wants a uniform “enhanced community quarantine pass” throughout the province. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * establishments providing such other basicnecessities and services (agricultural supply stores, gasoline stations,liquefied petroleum gas stores/outlets; * buy basic household essentials * establishments / factories / plants engagedin the manufacturing / processing / storage of basic food products and healthneeds * go to work or do business in line withExecutive Order (EO) No. 080 of Defensor (“An order enforcing an enhancedcommunity quarantine over the entire province of Iloilo for stronger protectionagainst the coronavirus disease 2019).” * pharmacies * business process outsourcing (BPO) and knowledgeprocess outsourcing (KPO)/PNlast_img read more

Bank of Commerce has accepted Sumner Newscow’s challenge… Thanks to everyone!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Bank of Commerce has accepted the Sumner Newscow challenge for the ALS Ice Bucket Water Challenge. This concludes Sumner Newscow’s involvement of the process. Thanks for all the participants and for all those who are donating to this worthy cause on Facebook and other social media forums.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Aboubakar delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

first_img#CamerúnCampeónCAN2017 ¡La imagen del día! N’Koulou y Moukandjo levantan el trofeo pic.twitter.com/9GF8Gge0il— Camino a Rusia (@caminoarusia) February 5, 2017– Super subs –The odds were now very much against Cameroon.The last Cup of Nations final to feature more than a single goal came in 2004, when Tunisia beat Morocco 2-1. The last time a side came from behind to win the trophy was in 1994, when Nigeria beat Zambia 2-1.Hugo Broos’s side also lost centre-back Adolphe Teikeu to an apparent groin injury just after the half-hour mark, with Nkoulou taking his place.The Lyon defender has been out of favour at this tournament, only starting in Cameroon’s final group game against Gabon. But thrown on here through necessity, it was he who pulled his side level in the 59th minute.Egypt failed to fully clear their lines following a corner and captain Benjamin Moukandjo crossed from the left for Nkoulou, who soared above Ahmed Hegazy to head past Essam El Hadary from six yards.Cameroon were revitalised by that goal, a partisan crowd lifted, but Jacques Zoua fired wastefully wide and Moukandjo blasted over from an excellent position as extra time began to seem inevitable.Then Aboubakar, who had been introduced at the start of the second half in place of Robert Ndip Tambe, controlled a long ball forward with his chest on the edge of the area, poked it over the head of Ali Gabr and volleyed low past El Hadary in the Egyptian goal.RELATES STORY: LIVE – How Cameroon rallied to beat EgyptList of Africa Cup of Nations champions after Cameroon won the 2017 final in Gabon Sunday:1957: Egypt1959: Egypt1962: Ethiopia1963: Ghana1965: Ghana1968: Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo)1970: Sudan Cameroon’s forward Benjamin Moukandjo (L) and Cameroon’s defender Nicolas Nkoulou hold up the trophy after beating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on February 5, 2017. AFP PHOTOLibreville, Gabon | AFP | FT Cameroon 2 Egypt 1: Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left as Cameroon fought back from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in a thrilling Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the lead midway through the first half and Egypt looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.But Nicolas Nkoulou, who had come off the bench in the first half, headed in the equaliser just before the hour mark and fellow substitute Aboubakar slammed in the winner in the 88th minute.That sparked bedlam in a near-capacity crowd of more than 38,000 in Gabon’s capital, made up in its majority by Cameroonian supporters.It is a fifth Cup of Nations crown for the Indomitable Lions, a first since 2002, and the first time they have beaten Egypt in the final in three attempts.Egypt fell just short on their return to the competition after a seven-year absence, and the defeat will be especially painful for their coach Hector Cuper.The Argentine was desperate to win a trophy after a career tainted by rotten luck in finals at club level, including back-to-back defeats in the UEFA Champions League with Valencia at the start of the last decade.Egypt have been derided at times for a defensive approach under Cuper, but they played their part in this rarest of things — a genuinely entertaining final.The Pharaohs had signalled their intent within two minutes as a delightful cushioned pass by Mohamed Salah set up Abdallah El Said, but his firm shot was well held by Fabrice Ondoa in the Cameroon goal.Egypt then opened the scoring midway through the first period with a superb team goal.Amr Warda and Salah combined on the right and the latter played the ball into Elneny in space in the area, the midfielder taking a touch to control and another to steady himself before blasting high past Ondoa at his near post.It was a brilliant finish from the midfielder who was returning to the side after missing his team’s last two games due to a calf injury. 1972: Congo Brazzaville1974: Zaire1976: Morocco1978: Ghana1980: Nigeria1982: Ghana1984: Cameroon1986: Egypt1988: Cameroon1990: Algeria1992: Ivory Coast1994: Nigeria1996: South Africa1998: Egypt2000: Cameroon2002: Cameroon2004: Tunisia2006: Egypt2008: Egypt2010: Egypt2012: Zambia2013: Nigeria2015: Ivory Coast2017: CameroonTitles7: Egypt5: Cameroon4: Ghana3: Nigeria2: Ivory Coast, Zaire1: Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambiacenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Former FedEx delivery driver allegedly stole electronics, weapons and watches

first_imgBroward Sheriff’s Office have arrested a former FedEx delivery driver who allegedly stole over $120,000 in electronics, firearms, and watches.34-year-old Vladimir Bomier was reportedly picking up packages from a Verizon store to be shipped out, but before processing them to the FedEx facility, he would take phones from the packages.According to BSO detective Gino Parram, “He was getting phones and packages from Verizon,””He was opening the boxes. If there was 20 phones in there, he would take five, seal it and send that off.”Bomier is also being accused of stealing weapons, watches, earbuds, and tablets over a one month period. Police say he took part in the scheme for a total of 17 times in November and December. He was arrested on Dec. 30 after getting caught red-handed.Bomier confessed to the scheme and has posted bond. He is facing several years in prison.last_img read more

Cracking down on 2010 crime

first_imgAn artist’s view of the spectacularNelson Mandela Bay stadium under lights. Danny Jordaan inspects the workin progress. The LOC boss said he wasdelighted with what he saw. Construction on the stadium isprogressing satisfactorily.(All images: Nelson Mandela Bay)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa will take advantage of National Safety Month in February to highlight its readiness to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Of particular importance will be the preparations in the Eastern Cape, which will form the centrepiece of the month’s programme.February is dedicated to matters of safety and security, with related activities taking place around the country. In the Eastern Cape, the emphasis for 2009 will be on community mobilisation in the ongoing fight against crime, and boosting crime-fighting initiatives in the province.At the time of writing the 2010 Fifa World Cup is just 479 days away and since the Eastern Cape is a host province, it is vitally important that adequate anti-crime measures are firmly in place well before kick-off, in order to guarantee the safety of visitors.Member of the province’s Executive Council (MEC) for Housing, Safety and Liaison, Thobile Mhlahlo, explained that his department will assess their security preparations for the big event during February, and will address any issues in the months leading up to 11 June 2010.“It is highly important,” said Mhlahlo, “that when people descend on this province to enjoy World Cup festivities, they feel safe. We will use this month and the remaining period to intensify our efforts of making this province a safe destination for 2010 and beyond.”The MEC will visit important sites such as the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium itself, the various areas where South African Police Services members will be stationed, and the recently upgraded police stations in Mdantsane, South Africa’s second biggest township.Mhlahlo will also embark on a series of outreach events to encourage communities to get involved in snuffing out crime. These include debates at schools on strategies to deal with crime, and imbizos, or forums for promoting dialogue and interaction between citizens and government. The imbizos will deal with security issues.The Eastern Cape’s safety programme will culminate in a Safety and Security 2010 summit to be held in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality in March.“Through debate, we will also encourage the youth to come up with solutions they deem appropriate to fight crime. This is crucial because most criminal incidents are perpetrated by young people,” said Mhlahlo.The Local Organising Committee (LOC) filed a comprehensive security plan with FIFA in June 2008. After careful scrutiny the world football body endorsed the plan, saying it provided a reassuring basis for security at the event.On course for completionThe Nelson Mandela Bay multipurpose stadium is at an advanced stage of construction, says a new report on the website of the Eastern Cape government. LOC CEO Danny Jordaan visited the site in early February 2009 and was very pleased with what he saw, according to the report.With its roof more than 50% complete, its pitch fully laid and 40 000 of its 48 000 seats already installed, the stadium is on track to be the first brand-new venue to wrap up construction.“We are delighted with the progress made with the construction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium,” commented Jordaan. “It is extremely exciting to see a brand new 2010 FIFA World Cup venue taking shape so many months ahead of its FIFA World Cup completion deadline.”Nelson Mandela Bay’s Deputy Executive Mayor Bicks Ndoni was in complete agreement. “In anticipation of this, we are already scheduling major events and activities to take place here from as early as May. We have already secured a British Lions tour match which will take place on 16 June, Youth Day,” he said.A financial boostThe 2010 Fifa World Cup will leave a legacy that will remain long after the last vuvuzela has sounded.A 2008 study by specialist consulting firm Grant Thornton Strategic Solutions revealed that the world’s biggest sporting event would not only contribute R55-billion ($5.5-billion) to South Africa’s economy, but it would attract a cumulative worldwide TV audience of 35-40 billion and, importantly, create 415 000 new jobs.Tourists to the region will continue to pour through passport control after the tournament, bringing with them a host of opportunities for tourism entrepreneurs. Upgrades to infrastructure, especially transport systems, are benefits that will be enjoyed by all for many years to come.Another aspect of the long wait comes to an end on 20 February 2009, when roughly three-million tickets go on sale globally, including 15% that are available exclusively to South Africans. However, encourages Jordaan, local football fans should not leave it too late to buy theirs, either on the Fifa website or at any First National Bank branch.Prices range from R140 ($20) for category 4 (behind the goals or in a corner) tickets to a whopping R6 300 ($900) for a category 1 (alongside the pitch) ticket at the final. For Fifa World Cup ticket purchases the rand-dollar exchange rate has been fixed at R7 to the dollar. The LOC will absorb the cost should the real-time exchange rate rise above this threshold.While category 4 tickets are only available to South Africans and will only be sold in local currency, the remaining three categories may be purchased by all, including home-grown football supporters.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksNelson Mandela BayNelson Mandela Bay municipality2010 Fifa World CupFirst National Banklast_img read more

Ubank gives Bizana school a hand up

first_imgSouth African banking company Ubank has further demonstrated its commitment toward education in rural areas of the country, this time with the handover of new and improved school facilities at the Zinini Junior Secondary School in Bizana in the Eastern Cape province on 13 March.As part of the bank’s on-going corporate social responsibility initiatives, the bank has in the last five years adopted around 10 schoolsTogether with assistance from the US Africa Children Fellowship, and the Israeli South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Ubank and its trustees also donated over 200 chairs and 100 tables, as well as 150 pairs of school shoes collected as part of the bank’s “back to school” campaign.“Investing in communities in which we operate forms an integral part of how we do business, and it is this philosophy that sets us apart and allows us to uplift the lives of our customers,” said Ubank CEO Luthando Vutula at the handover.The Zinini Junior Secondary School was founded by Miss CN Ndunge, a well-known community member from the royal family of the Amanyawuza clan, in 1983. From its humble beginnings in one thatch-roofed mud rondavel, the school now has 503 learners and 15 educators three decades later.With the growing number of learners, the school has been facing a number of challenges in their attempts to provide optimum education.Identifying the most pressing challenges faced by the school, Ubank and the Teba Trust Fund assisted the school by building six classrooms, increasing security by erecting a perimeter fence, and through donating the furniture for the new classrooms.INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE150 pairs of school shoes collected as part of the bank’s “back to school” campaign were donated to learners at Zinini Junior Secondary SchoolInfrastructural development remains a challenge in most rural schools across South Africa, especially in the Eastern Cape, and investing in the foundation of the country’s future leaders is a step that Ubank and its partners firmly believe in.“Our engagement with the school was not only to provide proper school facilities, but also included creating jobs, imparting skills training and optimising talent from within the Bizana community to build these school facilities,” said Teba Trust Fund principal officer Derick Elbrecht.“This is yet another project through which Ubank, the Teba Trust Fund and its partners have been able to help uplift the communities in which they operate.“Since the end of January 2014, the bank has been involved in distributing over 3 000 pairs of school shoes to seven under-privileged schools across the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Free State and North West provinces.“As part of the bank’s on-going corporate social responsibility initiatives, the bank has in the last five years adopted around 10 schools and now we have the pleasure of growing our list by adding Zinini Junior Secondary school,” said Elbrecht.last_img read more

South Africa 232/4 at close on Day 1

first_imgSouth Africa were 232/4 with Jacques Kallis (81) and Ashwell Prince (28) at the crease when stumps were drawn on Day 1 of the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday. SCOREPlaying cautiously, the two were trying hard to negate the India bowling that had assumed lethal proportions under the prevailing weather conditions.The rain-marred match saw the pacemen utilise the other-wise batsmen-friendly wicket to their advantage. This was after India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and put the hosts in to bat.S Sreesanth, who claimed two important wickets in the day, bowled with variety to get the desired result. Being his usual self he did display his on-field antics. Luckily for him and his skipper they were not of the nature to attract the umpire’s wrath.First Sreesanth accounted for Hashim Amla just when he was looking set and then got the better of AB de Villiers, who clearly wasn’t his usual self.While it was an out-swinger that foxed de Villiers (26) into edging an away moving ball to the keeper, it was a short ball that cost Hashim Amla (59) his wicket on 106/3.Amla along with Jacques Kallis had put on a 72-run partnership for the third wicket.The highlight for the day, however, was the intermittent rains. The first session’s proceedings were suspended when the hosts were batting on 21/1. The second session too started late owing to bad light and when it did start, it happened under floodlights. And even that was marred by drizzle.In the second session, Ishant Sharma claimed opener Alviro Petersen on 21. He pitched the ball on the off and it clipped Petersen’s bat to land in the safe gloves of Dhoni. South Africa score at this juncture was 34/2.advertisementIn the morning India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan got the man he was looking for. A fuller length ball entered the bat-pad gate of an out-of-form opposition skipper Graeme Smith to hit his back pad. He fell on six with LBW written against his initials and the Proteas scorecard read 17/1.last_img read more

GM title takes load off Grover’s shoulders

first_imgSahaj Grover competed in 22 tournaments between his first Grandmaster (GM) norm in September, 2009, and the GM title last month. On four of these occasions, he missed out on a title by a whisker.On August 11, Grover was a relieved man, having finally attained the GM title with a win over Peruvian GM Jorge Cori in the ninth round of the World Junior Chess Championships in Athens. “When I got the GM I was more relieved than happy. I was chasing this dream for last three years and so many times I had come close to it. Every time I missed it, I felt disappointed. But when I defeated Jorge Cori, the burden was off,” said Grover at a function here on Friday.A GM title is achieved when one has a FIDE ELO rating of 2500 points. After victory over Cori, Grover’s tally of points has reached 2514.So focused was Grover’s team, which includes his coach Vishal Sareen among others, that on eight occasions, he wasn’t even told that a victory would get him the GM title. “I didn’t tell about the situation to Sahaj on purpose, because we thought that he may crumble under pressure,” said Sareen.”I took a chance and only two hours before the match, I told Sahaj that if he wins the match he would be through to the GM title,” said Sareen.Sareen was absolutely right as Grover held nerves and rose to the occasion to become the 29th GM from India.last_img read more