first_imgRio Olympic head Nuzman formally charged with corruption LATEST STORIES “Normally I will say that my team is good for championships,” said Branislav during Wednesday’s launch. “But I have too much respect for these teams who are also building up.”“But we are prepared to win another title, that’s for sure,” said the mentor of the Tornadoes, who have won this conference the past two seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFoton will parade Serbians Sara Klisura and Katarina Vukamanovic and Montenegrin Dragana Perunicnic.Nine teams will see action in the tournament, the biggest field so far for the PSL, which will each be allowed three foreign players. Foton coach Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMoro Branislav didn’t take long to admit that his Foton team will have a tough time defending its title in the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, which starts Saturday at FilOil Flying V Centre.After glancing at the present crop of imports, the Serbian coach said the league has become a lot more competitive compared to the previous seasons.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Powerhouse Petron, which will pose a huge threat to Foton’s bid, will field Lindsay Stalzer—who helped the Tornadoes win their title last year. Stalzer will be supported by Hillary Hurley of the United States and Yuri Fukuda of Japan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Collins got the biggest win of her pro career Wednesday night, shocking the eighth-seeded Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the Miami Open quarterfinals. Collins needed to survive two qualifying matches before making the main draw at Key Biscayne, and will now meet sixth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko in Thursday’s semifinals.“The first time I saw Venus in the locker room, I nearly cried,” Collins said. “I mean, I’ve idolized her my whole life. She’s been my favorite player for forever. This is such a special moment, I’m just trying to wrap my head around it.”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 crownCollins topped U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys earlier this month at Indian Wells and made a much bigger statement with this win. She threw both fists into the air when Williams couldn’t handle a serve on Collins’ second match point, and even the three-time champion at Key Biscayne gave her a big smile when they shook hands at the net.“I’m just starting to finally put all of the pieces together,” said Collins, the 2014 and 2016 NCAA champion at Virginia. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The big-serving Isner made the Miami semifinals for the second time in four years, needing just over an hour to overpower South Korea’s Hyeon Chung 6-1, 6-4. The 14th-seeded Isner finished with 13 aces, won all but one of his 32 first-serve points and avenged a loss to the 19th-seeded Chung at Auckland in his first match of the year back in January.“I played extremely well,” said Isner, who dropped six of his first eight matches of 2018 before arriving in Miami. “Every match I’ve played in this tournament, I’ve gotten better. I’ve gotten stronger and that’s a very, very good sign.”Isner was broken twice by Chung when they met in Auckland. He faced only one break point on Wednesday.“It’s perfect conditions,” said Isner, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals at Key Biscayne. “I’ve played well here in the past and I’m so happy that I’m playing well here again.”He’ll hope that trend continues in the semifinals.Isner — who ousted second-seeded Marin Cilic earlier this week — will next face No. 5 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, who rallied to beat No. 20 Milos Raonic of Canada 5-7, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (3) in the late match Wednesday in a slugfest that lasted nearly three hours.Ostapenko got her spot in the semifinals by ousting fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) and now will get the upstart Collins with a berth in Saturday’s final at stake. The other women’s semifinal is Thursday afternoon, with No. 13 Sloane Stephens set to meet three-time Miami champion Victoria Azarenka.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Collins, No. 93 in the world for a few more days, will more than double her career earnings when the money from Miami arrives. She came to Key Biscayne with $305,385 in career earnings, which she’ll add at least $327,965 to now that she’s in the semifinals. And she’s going to soar in the world rankings, to no lower than 67th.No qualifier has ever gone this deep at Key Biscayne, though Collins looked perfectly comfortable on the stage. She rarely faced trouble, offered confident fist pumps for much of the night and set the tone by breaking Williams — one of her idols, someone who’s been playing pro matches for about as long as the 24-year-old Collins has been alive — with her opening chance in each set.And now Collins, who took the more-unusual path through college to pro life, still has a shot at becoming perhaps Miami’s most surprising champion.“You don’t have to do it the traditional way,” Williams said.For as easy as Collins made it look Wednesday night, John Isner had an even easier time in his quarterfinal.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Danielle Collins, of the United States, reaches for a shot from Venus Williams, of the United States, at the Miami Open tennis tournament Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Danielle Collins’ favorite player, for as long as she can remember, has been Venus Williams.Clearly, she wasn’t star-struck when facing her idol.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgDear Editor,My attention was drawn to an article published in the Stabroek News of October 3, 2018 under the headline “Too much time being wasted on prepping criminal case files — SOCU adviser tells investigators, prosecutors.”This article followed an article in Kaieteur News on August 15, 2018 titled “UK getting “value for money” in SOCU’s operation – British envoy’.The recent report stated that the “Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) adviser Dr. Sam Sittlington yesterday told investigators and prosecutors that too much time is being wasted on preparing criminal case files which fail to hold up in court.” Rather an odd statement to make, one would think. What was the gravamen here?Dr. Sittlington expanded by saying, “…..we see a lot of cases getting to court and failing at court. We’ve seen failings when the file would go to the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions]. We don’t want files to come back to us with amendments and corrections. We want one file one time going to the DPP, and that file being referred to charges. It’s a lot of time wasting, and we don’t need that.”Was Dr. Sittlington saying that too much time was being wasted on preparing criminal cases, or was it that time was being wasted when cases failed to hold up in court?One would assume that thoroughly and well prepared cases, backed with solid evidence — even if it took time to do so — were preferable to hastily putting politically directed charges against PPP/C leaders and former Cabinet members, as those laid against former Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington, based on spurious information.SOCU staff have been given “a basket full of holes to fetch water”, but Sittlington is ploughing on with an agenda only few seem to know, while ensuring that his resume looks good. He certainly feels obliged to provide some rationale to explain his failure to bring 30 “good cases” against former Cabinet members, which he publicly announced would be brought over a year ago.One would have thought that, instead of playing the blame game, Sittlington would have ensured that law enforcement agencies/officers were upholding the rule of law and doing proper investigations based on evidence, in order to make winnable cases. He is, no doubt, aware that the present rushed and poorly prepared cases are being directed by a political agenda, and in any democratic nation, this would be considered reckless and a threat to human rights. Certainly the fallout would be to undermine public confidence in the Guyanese civilian law enforcement agencies.Furthermore, was Dr. Sittlington expressing some dissatisfaction with the Office of the DPP? Or, worse yet, was he sending a dog whistle to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions , a constitutional body, that it should not make amendments and corrections once S.O.C.U or other law enforcement agencies brought their criminal cases to it?Even more disturbing, was Dr. Sittlington also signalling to the Judiciary, another constitutional body, some dissatisfaction with the number of cases which are failing in the courts?Just as worrying is that these comments made by the SOCU adviser appear to be in direct contradiction with what the British High Commissioner, H.E. Quinn, is reported to have said in the August 15th Kaieteur News article. The High Commissioner is quoted as saying, “That sort of investigative side, I think (it) is working well…but then the next step…is not one that we [UK] are involved in. The next step is out of our control in many ways. All SOCU can do is put forward good cases that can be looked at and considered for prosecution,” he noted.The cases now being put forward by SOCU are “good”, “so SOCU is doing its job,” said the High Commissioner.So which one is it, Dr. Sittlington – “good cases being put forward “or “too much time being wasted on prepping criminal cases which fail to hold up in the courts”? You cannot have it both ways.With regard to the earlier statement by the High Commissioner, one has to wonder. How would a foreign diplomat know whether the cases being put forward, as he says, are “good” or not? How is he classifying “good cases”? Generally, such a reference to a “good” case means that they are winnable in a court of law. How would the High Commissioner know that?Is he privy to matters that are considered outside of the remit of a foreign diplomat in Guyana’s internal affairs? Worse yet, what is the role of a foreign diplomat in SOCU, an investigative arm which falls under the Guyana Police Force? I am doubtful if the previous Commissioner of Police, or maybe even the new one, is as informed as the High Commissioner on the number of “good” cases being brought. I wonder whether the Minister of Foreign Affairs is comfortable with these statements made by a foreign diplomat on internal matters of the State?Furthermore, having submitted all information, including the Public Procurement Commission’s report on its findings on the award of contract for the New Demerara Harbour Bridge, as well as my official statement to the S.O.C.U., it would be interesting to know if this will be classified as a “good” case. l am patiently waiting to see what happens next.At least one of the purposes of the High Commissioner’s August press conference was to blow the UK Government’s proverbial trumpet of “getting value for money as it relates to the operation of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), under the guidance of Financial Investigations Advisor Dr. Sam Sittlington.”One wonders, however, what were the criteria used to come up with that conclusion. Is there some target set for the number of cases to be brought as part of the conditions for the UK’s funding?Neither the public nor the National Assembly know how much of the UK taxpayers money is being expended by either the UK Government or the High Commission on the provision of Dr. Sittlington’s services to the S.O.C.U; nor do we know what are his terms of reference. What l have heard is that he is being paid an exorbitant salary; no exaggeration.Again, the Guyanese people are none the wiser with regard to the fate of the Security Sector Reform report, which was prepared by another British Adviser on Security, Russell Combe, and submitted to the Government since May 2018. Yet the High Commissioner stated on October 2, 2018 that that course “is part of the latest round of training for Guyanese law enforcement, which is part of the broader support from the United Kingdom for the security sector reform”.Isn’t it time that we learn from the Guyanese heads of law enforcement agencies as to what is taking place, rather than these snippets from foreign advisers or diplomats?Isn’t it more important for the Guyanese public to have some sense of confidence in the SOCU, an investigative body? And in fact in all civilian law enforcement agencies, as being professional and free from political interference, whether internal or external to our borders?Regards,Gail Teixeira, M.P.,Parliamentary Opposition Chief WhipChairperson of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Foreign Relationslast_img read more

first_imgCabinet has made no decision to impose any “travel ban” on graduates and students of the University of Guyana (UG) who have defaulted on their repayment of student loans.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeFinance Minister Winston JordanThe matter was raised on Wednesday at the level of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Foreign Affairs when Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and Citizenship Minister Winston Felix appeared to testify before the Committee.Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Saturday last announced that all information on recalcitrant borrowers would be placed at immigration points in an effort to enforce the ban.He had explained that the decision was taken by Cabinet after the forensic audit, conducted by accounting firm HLB, R Seebarran and Co, into the UG Student Loan Agency revealed that from the year 1994 to May 2015, some 17,567 or 69.4 per cent of 25,335 student loans were deemed delinquent after students did not honour their debt.People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Nigel Dharamlall queried what he called unconfirmed reports that the Finance Minister had indicated that in order to recoup monies owed to UG, ports of entry and exit would be monitored.The query was posed to Minister Felix who holds the substantive portfolio for the migration sector, who in turn told the Committee that the proposal by Jordan was nothing new.Jordan had made the announcement at the commissioning of the new Student Loan Building at the University of Guyana.Felix told the Committee, chaired by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, “as far as I know, this is nothing new…All I can tell you, is if you know you study at Government’s expense and now you want to go outside, in your contractual arrangement it says what you must do if you want to travel.”Minister Felix was, however, confronted with the supposition that there could have been some misinterpretation of the Finance Minister’s assertion, since according to Teixeira, travel restrictions are provided for bonded students, but there was now talk of a “travel ban”.Teixeira was adamant that had Minister Jordan been misinterpreted then the onus was on him or Government to present a clarification to the public since his announcement has caused a significant level of uneasiness across the country.“If the news media is misrepresenting what the Minister said, then Government has to correct it,” said Teixeira.She informed the Committee that imposing a travel ban on students was completely different to enforcing restrictions on bonded students.According to Felix, “All I am going to say that in terms of execution, that has not reached me as yet.”He was speaking to the fact that as Minister with responsibility for migration, he has not been formally made aware of any such decision by Government or presented with an execution plan.“I will be waiting to see what the Honourable Minister (Jordan) really intends…I don’t know where that statement came from,” said Felix.The Minister of Citizenship was adamant that no such directive has been circulated within the official Government circles, specifically the Cabinet (Council of Ministers).Foreign Affairs Minister Greenidge, at this point, made it clear that media reports sometimes use language very ‘loosely”.According to Greenidge, “I am not aware that Cabinet made any such decision.” He suggested too that the words “travel ban” might have been inadvertently used.He subsequently explained to several concerned employees at Parliament Building—all of whom were concerned over the proposal—that a ban could not be put in place since that would be unconstitutional.Over the weekend, former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall had also reacted to the announcement by Minister Jordan, calling it unconstitutional.Nandlall had told Guyana Times instituting a travel restriction for UG students with outstanding loan debts was a decision made on the premise of overwhelming incompetence and a blatant violation of constitutional rights.Nandlall argued that the travel ban went against all existing laws, and pointed out that one wrong could not be corrected by another.“Any first-year law student would know that the Constitution is the supreme law of Guyana; that the Constitution confers upon every citizen certain fundamental rights and freedoms, including the freedom of movement, which includes the right to leave and enter Guyana. Every first-year law student would also know that a person cannot lose these fundamental rights and freedoms if they breach a contract, even a contract with the State,” the Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) asserted.He contended that the principle applied even if the contract provided as a penalty for non-payment a travel restriction.“That contractual term would be unenforceable because one cannot “contract away” one’s constitutional rights. In any event, these loan agreements contain no provision in relation to prohibiting the borrower from leaving the country…. Different pieces of legislation specifically provide how and in what circumstances a person can be prohibited from leaving the jurisdiction,” he explained. UG student loans…says no such decision made by Cabinetlast_img read more

first_imgMike Parry joins his old sparring partner Mike Graham on Extra Time to debate a host of issues.last_img

first_imgSergio Ramos was also on target with a brilliant header before Leo Baptistao kept Espanyol in sight. Bale and Benzema seemed to have wrapped things up but Raphael Varane was sent off with 18 minutes left and substitute Roberto Rosales drove in to set up a nervy finish.Madrid, however, survived for their fifth win in sixth matches, even if it was only enough to restore the 10-point difference behind Barcelona, who had earlier seen off Girona 2-0, with Lionel Messi scoring a sublime chip.Barca, five points ahead of Atletico Madrid, keep winning but Real are gaining momentum, with the resumption of the Champions League just around the corner.Bale’s return will be particularly welcome for coach Santiago Solari.“Gareth is happy,” Solari said. “He came on and scored straight away, which is great for him and his confidence.“Little by little he has to regain the form of before, like during the Club World Cup when he scored three goals. This is the Gareth we want to see, with that hunger to score goals.”Benzema now has 15 goals this season and his first was a simple finish in the third minute, as he pounced on a rebound from Luka Modric’s shot.Ramos is their second top scorer with 10, his excellent header looping into the far corner, before Baptistao gave Espanyol a lifeline with an emphatic shot from the edge of the area.But Benzema added a third on the stroke of half-time and when Bale, after replacing Vinicius Junior, made it four, it looked like the game was up.Instead, Varane was sent off for bringing down Pablo Piatti as the last man and Rosales set Madrid’s nerves jangling by chesting and volleying past Thibaut Courtois with nine minutes left.Benzema’s surge, and Bale’s fitness, could yet prove key to their second half of the season, particularly in Europe, in La Liga it is Messi, and Barca who lead the way.Messi’s brilliant chip, his ninth goal in as many games, came after Nelson Semedo had given them an early lead, before Bernardo Espinosa’s red card consigned Girona to 39 minutes with 10 men.The home fans were left incensed by that decision, as well as Messi’s reaction they believed caused it, but the Argentinian’s goal offered the perfect riposte.“We struggled in the first half a bit but after the red card we had to dominate the game,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said. “It was a tough match, they pushed us a lot.”Outside the stadium before kick-off, propped up on a railing, was a sign with an ironic message scrawled: “Miami, here we come”.La Liga had hoped to drag this game across the Atlantic to promote Spanish football and the two clubs had supported the idea, with various perks dangled in front of fans, including free flights and tickets, not to mention the chance to be part of something “historic”.The setting probably would have made little difference to the result – just the integrity of the competition – given Girona, now 14th, are without a win in 10 matches while Barca have managed eight league victories in a row.Semedo’s goal was soft as Girona failed to clear three times before he swept the ball home and Philippe Coutinho could have made it two, only to hit the goalkeeper. It was one of a handful of underwhelming moments from the Brazilian.Girona grew into the game but any momentum was checked shortly after half-time as Espinosa caught Suarez from behind and, after protests from Messi, was shown a second yellow card.Messi was jeered and for a while the fury spurred Girona on. But he had the final say as Luis Suarez threaded through Jordi Alba, who squared to him.Out rushed Yassine Bounou but Messi’s scoop was so good, even the diving Porro was powerless to keep it out. Some of Girona’s fans, previously enraged, now stood up to applaud.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring on Sunday © AFP / Josep LAGOGIRONA, Spain, Jan 27 – Gareth Bale needed just two minutes to mark his return from injury with a goal as 10-man Real Madrid held on for a 4-2 victory over Espanyol on Sunday.Bale had been out since January 3 with a calf strain but made an instant impact off the bench at the RCDE Stadium, where Karim Benzema continued his own rich vein of form by scoring twice.last_img read more

first_img1 Chelsea and Liverpool target Andrea Conti has confessed it would be difficult to leave Atalanta – but ‘playing for a big club is every child’s dream’.The right-back has caught the eye in Serie A this season, attracting the interest of some of Europe’s biggest sides ahead of the summer transfer window.Antonio Conte wants to bring the defender to the Premier League champions, while Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool are also keeping tabs on him.The defender has made 33 appearances for his club this season, contributing eight goals and five assists.Conti has spent his whole career at the Italian club after coming through their youth system to nail down a spot in the first team.For that reason, he has now admitted it would be hard to leave, but it is just as hard to reject a big club.“My future? It’s still too early to talk about it,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“I want to end the season with Atalanta and the [Italy] Under-21s.“Transfer rumours make me happy, playing for a big club is every child’s dream, but I’m happy in [the city of] Bergamo and it’d be difficult for me to leave.” Andrea Conti: The 23-year-old has caught the eye in Serie A this season last_img read more

first_imgWell-known Finn Harps soccer player Ciaran Coll was viciously attacked in a nightclub after trying to help his friend.Mr Coll was punched and kicked several times as he attempted to help his friend on a night out at a Letterkenny club. Coll, 27, was forced to receive hospital treatment after being set upon by William Peoples at the Pulse Nightclub in Letterkenny.Peoples and his co-accused Gavin Sweeney, both from Drumkeen, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault.CCTV footage of the incident showed Coll, from St Johnston, slipping on a floor before several punches are landed on top of him.When he managed to get up, he was again set upon by Peoples who struck him a number of times before the soccer star managed to break free and leave the club.His attacker told the court that he was acting out of self-defence.Peoples, of Drumkeen, was charged with assaulting both the former Finn Harps captain and his pal Raymond Peoples.Raymond Peoples has claimed that he was on the dancefloor when he was headbutted by William Peoples.He said he did not know his attacker and did not know why he had set upon him.Coll said he helped his friend to the bathroom to get him cleaned up.A while later the men met in another part of the club and Raymond Peoples lunged at William Peoples and a brawl broke out.CCTV footage showed William Peoples punching Ciaran Coll a number of times after he slipped on the floor before continuing to grab him by the shirt and strike him again.In cross-examination, the accused said he was merely defending himself which led Garda Inspector Michael Harrison to ask him if he had been watching the same CCTV footage as he had?Separate CCTV footage outside the premises showed William Peoples being removed from the nightclub and then waiting for Raymond Peoples to be ejected.The footage then shows William Peoples punching Raymond Peoples who falls to the ground before being kicked a number of times.His co-accused, Gavin Sweeney, who entered a plea to the assault charges, is seen delivering a punch to the head of Mr Peoples when he is lying on the ground.Raymond Peoples told how he had to receive hospital treatment and was still seeing an eye specialist.In cross-examination Mr Coll was asked by William Peoples solicitor, Mr Michael Shiel how long he was off from playing football for Finn Harps and was told eight weeks.However, Mr Shiel produced a Facebook page which showed Mr Coll had played against Wexford Youths just two weeks later.Mr Coll said he was not sure of the dates but was sure that he had been told to stop playing football for eight weeks because of ligament damage he sustained in the attack.William Peoples denied that he had ever headbutted Raymond Peoples and said he was merely defending himself when he was lunged at.Solicitor Michael Shiel also said that his client never headbutted anyone and there was no evidence of this as Mr Coll had said the attacker wore a white t-shirt when his client was clearly wearing a grey t-shirt.However, Judge Paul Kelly said he had no doubt that the CCTV footage was clear and that it showed the accused committing a violent assault on both Mr Coll and Mr Peoples.He added that he was finding Peoples guilty of the assaults.Solicitor Michael Shiel pleaded with Judge Kelly not to record a conviction against his client as he had applied to do a nursing course in University College Galway and this would now go against him.But Judge Kelly refused the application and adjourned the case until November 5th for sentencing for both William Peoples and Gavin Sweeney.He ordered a Probation and Community Service report to be carried out on both men and suggested they come up with an offer of compensation to both injured men.When asked by solicitor Shiel as to some indication of the type of cash he was thinking of, Judge Kelly replied that it was well into “four figures.”Finn Harps star Coll and pal injured in vicious nightclub attack was last modified: September 8th, 2018 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:assaultCiaran CollcourtPulse NightclubWilliam Peopleslast_img read more

first_imgNaomh Ultan 1-12 Ardara 1-11Naomh Ultan are into the Junior B Championship final – and are one game away from being the only adult side in the county to go a whole season unbeaten.Another nail biting affair saw them pip Ardara to the post in a thriller semi-final replay. Ardara opened an early lead with a penalty from Stephen Gildea and took a 3 point advantage in at the break.Naomh Ultan clawed back into the game in admirable fashion, Sean Furey getting on the end of the majority of the scores through placed ball.Their break came on 57 mins when Aaron Byrne slotted home stylishly after carrying the ball 30 yards. Ardara did take the game back to a point but the team stood resilient and after 6 minutes of injury time the victory was theirs.A massive congratulations to all involved, a tremendous effort was put in not only today but over the past few months. Third final in four years and still the only unbeaten adult team in Donegal! Naomh Ultan: S McNern; E Kennedy, P Byrne, M McGlynn; D Shovlin (0-1), P Fisher, C Battles; M Shovlin, R McCallig; D Quigley, E Byrne (1-1), A Blaine (0-2); L Kennedy, S Furey (0-8,8f), A Nesbitt. Subs., M O’Donnell for Nesbitt 52; K O’Donnell for Blaine 55;.Ardara: P Gavigan; D Breslin, C Gallagher, R McBrearty; M McShane, D Diver, C Gallagher; S O’Donnell, P McGill; S McGuinness (0-1), M Doherty (0-1), M Shovlin (0-1); L O’Donnell (0-2), C Shovlin, S Gildea (1-6, 3f,pen). Subs., J Doherty for C Shovlin 32; D McNelis for M Shovlin 45; K McCabe for J Doherty 50; D Maguire for McGill 55; D Earley for McGuinness 61. GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN WIN THRILLER TO LAND PLACE IN FINAL was last modified: September 1st, 2013 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN WIN THRILLER TO LAND PLACE IN FINALlast_img read more

first_imgTir Chonaill AC News:The Athletics Ireland Indoor National League climaxed in Athlone’s International arena today and found a young Tir Chonaill mens group that had fought their way through two qualifying rounds compete individually and collectively out of their skins to finish 6th overall.The team 43 points total was achieved via Conal Mahon’s superb 14.11m Triple Jump victory, 7.48secs/3rd 60m and 23.86sec/5th 200m; Caolan O’Callaghan, 6th Long Jump and a 55.46secs/400m; Mark McGuinness 5th in the 1,500m, 4mins 13.48secs and 6th in the 800m; Barry Quigg, 1.80m/High Jump and 2nd and 6th 60m Hurdles, Chrostopher Doherty 7th Shot Putt and a 6th place finish for the 4 x 200m relay team. Well done to all and to club coach David Doherty the motivator behind th group  1 Tallaght 69pts, 2Clonliffe Harriers 69pts  3 Leevale 66pts 4 Le Cheile 61 5 Raheny Shamrocks 44 5pts 6 Tir Chonaill Ac 43 pts 7 Dooneen 43pts 8 Tullamore 33ptsATHLETICS NEWS: TIR CHONAILL AC MEN’S TEAM FINISH SIXTH IN NATIONAL LEAGUE was last modified: February 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesSportTIR CHONAILL AClast_img read more