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Posted by: | Posted on: December 21, 2019

Gardaí halt drug driver who posed danger on roads

first_imgGardaí in Raphoe caught a suspected drug driver who was posing a danger on the roads last night.The motorist was detected in the early hours of this Thursday morning.Gardaí observed the car “acting dangerously” before stopping the vehicle. The driver tested positive for having cannabis in his system. He also had no driving licence or insurance.The man is due to appear in court at a later date.Image: Garda Siochana DonegalThis incident prompted gardaí to issue another warning to Donegal drivers to obey the laws:“Please do not take risks on the roads. The roads are already a dangerous place to be on at the best of times but most especially at this time of the year! “Do not drive under the influence of drugs/alcohol and please obey all road traffic laws. The laws are in place to keep all road users safe!”Gardaí halt drug driver who posed danger on roads was last modified: November 15th, 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

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2019

From the Freedom Charter to the National Development Plan

first_imgChichi Maponya, Brand South Africa ChairmanThis month we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter, widely regarded as the seminal document in South Africa’s quest to transform our society into a model of equality – equal opportunity, equal access, and equal development. Our country’s highest law – the South African Constitution – is based on this progressive document.I was recently reminded of the words of Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner and an economist of great authority, who said: “It’s not only inequality in income and wealth that is making us frail, but inequality of opportunity.” In reflecting on the Freedom Charter I realised that while the vision encapsulated within its pages is still to be achieved, its vision for equality and equity remains as relevant as ever and the need to turn this vision into reality is more urgent than ever.The Freedom Charter was the work of a coalition of people, the Congress of the People, who transcended race, religion and political ideology to come together to define a vision of a South Africa that belonged to all who lived in it.The Freedom Charter created a vision of a South Africa where:• A spirit of freedom, equality and democracy would characterise our country and would be embodied by our people• All citizens would have equal rights and equal access to opportunities, including education, housing and employment.• South Africa would take its rightful place as a sovereign state in the global community of nations and would make a meaningful contribution to sustainable international peace, security and development.While stakeholders in our country continue to strive to turn these visions into reality, we have made some significant strides. Most notable has been the development of the National Development Plan which contains, as its foundation, the pillars of the Freedom Charter.The National Development Plan which was adopted in 2012 and around which social partners are coalescing as the country’s blueprint for social and economic development – more easily referred to as Vision 2030 – should guide our conversations and action for a common future of prosperity and development for all the peoples of this country.There is a saying that there is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come. I believe the powerful idea is that South Africa is one country, we are one people and our vision for a prosperous future should be a common one. The National Development Plan should guide our endevours as we build this common future.The National Development Plan is already being implemented with a view to addressing systemic challenges which would impede South Africa’s long-term growth and development. These include infrastructure development, energy security, as well as people-centred development.In as far as infrastructure development is concerned, it is important to understand that while a country’s investment in infrastructure is an enabler for international investment and economic growth, the primary beneficiaries of infrastructure development are the citizens of the country. It means that, amongst others, people can access services far more quickly and get to work more easily.Since 2009, government has allocated more that R800-billion toward infrastructure development and had spent R1-trillion towards this in areas such as energy, water infrastructure, sanitation, rail, road-based public transport, and hospital revitalisation among others.All sectors of South African society are simultaneously working towards people-centred developmental programmes.In this regard, some of the significant achievements have been:• The Employment Tax Incentive scheme through which, by the end of 2014, a total of 270 000 young people had benefited.• Developments towards a knowledge-based economy through skills building. Government will, through the Department of Science and Technology, spend R13 billion on the Research, Development and Support Programme. The Department will also make transfers to the National Research Foundation of R2.7-billion to support 4 539 researchers, 15 918 masters students, and 9 615 doctoral students.• The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), a joint initiative between government, business and civil society to improve education outcomes is being implemented in eight districts in Limpopo, Eastern Cape, North West and Mpumalanga and is reaching a total of 4 262 schools.While many of these initiatives are funded by the public purse, due to their strategic importance for the country’s growth and development, government cannot implement these programmes on their own. A partnership that involves business, labour and ordinary citizens is essential to ensuring the National Development Plan becomes a reality that lives beyond the pages on which it is written.This is the spirit that will drive the growth and development of our country and it is this same spirit that is embodied in the Freedom Charter. This spirit of coming together for a common cause – the growth and development of our country and our people – is a core character of the South African brand and our national identity.We have since 1994 been referred to as a rainbow nation. We have also been known for the slogan – unity in diversity. We need to draw on, and harness, all our collective energy, spirit and strength to rewrite our narrative and forge a development-centred, inspired and secured future for all our people.Our late founding President Nelson Mandela, reaffirmed in July 1991 on a visit to Cuba that, “Our goals remain achievement of the demands of the Freedom Charter, and we will settle for nothing less than that.”I am convinced that if we put our minds to it, our 60th commemoration of the Freedom Charter, can become a landmark day in our country not dissimilar to Kliptown, 26 June 1955 where a group of like-mind, progressive and inspired individuals came together to draft the Freedom Charter which today forms the basis of our social contract with citizens. We must come together to deliver Vision 2030. We must not be found wanting by the generations of the future.Follow Chichi Maponya on @ChichiMaponya. Contribute to the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: November 18, 2019

Attacking riches will help Arsenal challenge on all fronts: Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is relishing the “luxury” of the multiple attacking options he hopes will enable the club to compete across all competitions this season.Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil started together for the first time in the 5-2 Premier League rout of Everton last Sunday, while Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere were on the bench.As Arsenal prepared to face Norwich City in the fourth round of the League Cup later on Tuesday, Wenger said the talent at his disposal would enable him to rotate his front line without any dilution of quality.”That’s the luxury I have at the moment and the difficulty I have as well,” Wenger told the club’s website. (www.arsenal.com)”All these players do well, play well and they deserve to play.”Fortunately, we have important games every week, so I can give competition to everybody. We have so much offensive force on the bench as well. It’s really a strong point of the club at the moment.”Arsenal’s attack will further be boosted when striker Danny Welbeck and midfielder Santi Cazorla return from their respective injuries.In over two decades at Arsenal, the Frenchman has yet to win the League Cup but believes the current squad depth will allow the club to challenge for the trophy.”I always focus on winning trophies in the Premier League and FA Cup domestically, and always used the League Cup as an education for our young players,” Wenger added.”But with this team I have the squad to go further, so let’s see. Let’s focus on winning the match against Norwich and then we’ll see where we will go.”advertisementlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 28, 2019

10 months agoWatford chasing Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet

first_imgWatford chasing Lyon winger Maxwel Cornetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon winger Maxwel Cornet is attracting Premier League interest.The Mirror says Watford are keen on Cornet – but it will cost them.French sources claim the Hornets are ‘in discussions’ over a £20 million deal.The 20-year-old Ivory Coast international is also a target for AC Milan.Watford are looking to add players this window with Javi Gracia reported to be wanting no fewer than three new arrivals. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 28, 2019

a month agoRB Salzburg sensation Haaland warns Liverpool & Van Dijk: We’re fearless

first_imgRB Salzburg sensation Haaland warns Liverpool & Van Dijk: We’re fearlessby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Salzburg sensation Erling Haaland says he’ll be ready for his Champions League showdown with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.The 19-year-old striker bagged an impressive hat-trick in Salzburg’s Champions League opener against Genk – his fourth of the season.Next up for the Austrian side is a trip to Anfield to face the European Champions who are determined to bounce back from their Napoli defeat.”We’re fearless,” Haaland told Salzburg’s official website. “We’re not afraid of anything, and we always want to attack and score.”Haaland has the uneviable task of going up against UEFA Defender and Player of the Year van Dijk, but outlined his tactics for the challenge ahead.He added: “I don’t think you can train to play against him, but you can train on things that can maybe trick him or maybe set him out of position.”We all have to be at our best, every player, to have a chance against this team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 27, 2019

Video: Rutgers QB Accidentally Spikes Ball On 4th Down, Michigan State Wins

first_imgRutgers fought valiantly against No. 4 Michigan State Saturday night, but in the end, the Spartans did just enough to emerge from Piscataway with a victory. It helped that the Scarlet Knights made a mind-blowing mistake in the game’s final minute, however.Facing a 3rd-and-10 from Michigan State’s 40-yard-line, Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano, with his team trailing 31-24, took a sack with the game clock winding down. He then spiked the ball on fourth down – presumably because he was just trying to stop the clock. Instead, it ended Rutgers’ final drive.ICYMI: Here’s how the wild @MSU_Football at @RFootball game just ended. http://t.co/53KsFDAYu8— BIG 10.10 (@BigTenNetwork) October 11, 2015It’s unlikely that Rutgers would have scored on the game’s final play anyway. But you can imagine Rutgers fans aren’t thrilled with how things ended.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 24, 2019

MIND to Award Local and Regional Public Sector Leaders

first_img The event will be held from July 19-20 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. A regional leader was first recognised at last year’s leadership conference. Story Highlights The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) will recognise an outstanding local and regional civil servant at its annual public sector leadership conference. The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) will recognise an outstanding local and regional civil servant at its annual public sector leadership conference.The event will be held from July 19-20 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Business Development and Communications Director at MIND, Marlene Campbell, told JIS News that the Public Life Award for Leadership Excellence will be presented to public servants, who have demonstrated excellence in achieving results; reflect the priorities of the public service; and promote professionalism and visibility of the service while demonstrating other key competencies.She informed that the MIND Public Life Award for Leadership Excellence was launched in 2013.“MIND decided that in addition to developing leaders, we want to celebrate and recognise excellence as we believe in meritocracy. You work hard, and cause transformation to happen, so we want to identify your good practices, and leadership excellence,” she pointed out.A regional leader was first recognised at last year’s leadership conference.Winners are usually nominated by a committee after thorough research on the achievements of the individuals.Ms. Campbell told JIS News this year’s leadership conference will celebrate public servants, who are considered to be adaptive leaders in keeping with the theme: ‘Adaptive Public Sector Leadership, Changing MINDsets, Challenging Assumptions, Creating Transformation’.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 15, 2019

When the lights go out

first_imgAfter dropping Jonah off at home, Mr. Tuttle exchanged goodnight texts with him – and that was the last anyone would ever hear from the young performer.It was only on Tuesday, the day after dark day, that anyone grew seriously concerned about unanswered texts to Jonah’s phone. Members of the Shaw ensemble started trying to contact the actor after he uncharacteristically missed a rehearsal that afternoon. Then, he didn’t show up for the call for his evening performance of the musical on the main stage at the festival: Me and My Girl.Later that evening, Mr. Tuttle was home with his family when his boss reached him to tell him that his partner had been found. “She had to tell me three times what had happened, because I didn’t believe her. I didn’t want it to be true.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Actors don’t get weekends. Instead, theatre companies tend to have one day a week when no performances are scheduled, traditionally called the “dark day.”At the Shaw Festival, the eclectic repertory theatre company now in its 56th season in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Monday is dark day – and it was on just such a Monday this summer that something dark took a popular, outgoing 22-year-old actor named Jonah McIntosh.The previous day, Sunday, July 9, Jonah and his partner, Marcus Tuttle, social-media manager at the Shaw, had taken advantage of rare, overlapping time off to go on a hike around the Niagara Escarpment. Then, they saw the new Spider-Man movie – which Jonah, a Marvel fan, pronounced his favourite version to date – had dinner and drove home listening to songs from the Broadway musical Hamilton, singing and dancing along in their seats. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2019

Ohio State mens hockey falls twice to topranked Minnesota

Freshman defenseman Drew Brevig (4) attempts to regain his balance during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternRegardless of venue, the outcome was the same for the Ohio State men’s hockey team against top-ranked Minnesota: cold.The Buckeyes (11-8-1, 1-4-1-0) dropped back-to-back contests against the Golden Gophers (17-2-3, 7-0-1-0) over the weekend in Minneapolis.Saturday evening’s game began with a two-goal Buckeye advantage. Junior forward Nick Oddo scored his sixth goal of the season 10:35 into the first period before freshman defenseman Drew Brevig doubled his team’s lead less than four minutes later.Minnesota’s junior forward Sam Warning answered just 24 seconds after Brevig’s tally to cut OSU’s lead to one. Warning then scored two more times in the second period to complete his hat trick and the turnaround for the Gophers. The hosts added another goal in the final period to complete a 4-2 victory.Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said he thought his team “played a pretty good hockey game” but ultimately “came up a little short,” according to a press release.Buckeye freshman goalie Christian Frey – making his third career start – stopped 28 shots in his first-ever defeat.On Friday night the two teams met in the 2014 Hockey City Classic. The game was played outside at Minnesota’s football venue, TCF Bank Stadium, and the difficult conditions slowed down two of the nations top three offenses, producing a 1-0 win for the Gophers.“The little things you can do on the normal ice were harder for me so I just tried to keep it simple,” senior defenseman Curtis Gedig said in a press release. “I think the 1-0 score reflected how tough it was.”First period shots were 8-7 in favor of the Gophers, though the Buckeyes had the clearest opportunity through a Ryan Dzingel breakaway that was saved by Adam Wilcox in the Minnesota net.“I tried to go upstairs with it and just didn’t get a hold of it as much as I would like,” Dzingel said in a press release. “He obviously made a great save.”The visitors regretted that miss 4:20 into the second when a Taylor Cammarata shot squeezed through the body of OSU freshman goalie Matt Tomkins to give Minnesota the lead.After that goal the Buckeyes did all they could to draw level in the remaining period and a half but the couldn’t beat the impressive Wilcox, who became the first net minder to hold OSU scoreless all season.The Buckeyes are back on the road this upcoming weekend with two games against the Wisconsin Badgers. Friday’s game is set to begin at 9 p.m. and Saturday’s is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2019

No 21 Ohio State mens basketball rebounds from loss dominates Miami RedHawks

OSU senior forward Sam Thompson rises up for a jump shot during a game against Miami (OH) Dec. 22. OSU won,Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / For The LanternA struggle to win games away from Columbus might have it dropping in the rankings, but the No. 21 Ohio State men’s basketball team continues to enjoy its home cooking.OSU (10-2) improved to 10-0 at home — all by double-digit margins — with a 93-55 victory over Miami (Ohio) (3-8) on Monday night.The win followed an 82-74 defeat to then-No. 24 North Carolina on Saturday in Chicago. Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams said a key for the Buckeyes that was lacking at the United Center is staying strong for the entirety of the game.“We didn’t play tough for 40 minutes. That’s been the key for both of our losses,” Williams said. “We’ve just got to stay tough and keep executing the system for 40 straight minutes, because the film shows when we execute our stuff, no one is able to defend us.”Freshman forward Keita Bates-Diop said he believes that games like Monday night’s are important for developing that mindset.“That’s what the non-conference games are for, getting better every game,” Bates-Diop said. “We’re starting to improve on things like executing on offense, getting better at defensive principles, I think that’s going to prepare us for the Big Ten.”Five Buckeyes — Williams, freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, sophomore forward Marc Loving, Bates-Diop and freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate — scored in double figures. Williams led the team with 18 points.“I just kept my head high,” Williams said. “I knew some opportunities were going to open up. The biggest key for us is getting stops, because when we get stops, I think our transition game is top notch.”Russell knocked down a three-pointer from near the corner just 12 seconds in, giving the Buckeyes a lead that would they would never relinquish. The freshman from Louisville, Ky., followed that up with another triple from almost the identical spot on OSU’s next possession.OSU did not lift its foot off the gas pedal for about 10 minutes afterward, erupting out to a lead that stretched as wide as 34-7.“We’ve got some guys on this team shooting a very high percentage,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Trying to set them up and get them looks is very important, in terms of the best shooters shooting more shots.”Matta cited Loving, who finished with 16 points on four-of-seven shooting, including two-of-three from deep, as one of those shooters.“He’s taking good (shots),” Matta said. “He could probably take some more. The thing is, Marc is taking good shots, and that’s probably the reason why his percentage is pretty high.”However, the RedHawks showed their own ability to go on a run, outscoring OSU, 15-2, from that point over the next four and a half minutes to cut OSU’s lead to 36-22. The run was opened by a thunderous alley-oop dunk by junior forward-center LJ Livingston Jr. just before the under-eight minute media timeout.Matta said OSU’s intensity after timeouts has been something he has monitored all season long.“What happens out of the timeouts, do we let them go on a run, those are the things that we’re after,” he said.OSU made that run short-lived, though, and recovered following another timeout to re-open a 46-24 lead at the half.Nine of the 10 Buckeyes to play in the first half scored, including eight with four points or more. Russell led the way with 10 points on three-of-five shooting, all from 3-point range, followed by Loving with eight points and seven rebounds.Russell and Loving continued to put on a show to begin the second half. The two exchanged baskets to account for the first 11 points of the half for OSU, as the Buckeyes took a 57-26 lead in the second half’s first few minutes.OSU’s zone defense held the RedHawks to 34.4 percent from the field, as well as forcing 19 turnovers.The Buckeyes shot 54.5 percent overall from the field.“We stayed within the offense in terms of what we were doing,” Matta said. “Those are the things that, as you’re trying to make some adjustments defensively, can they carry that forth? I think, from the standpoint of what we were looking for tonight, we got it.”Despite the efficient offense, the Buckeyes only shot 12-of-22 from the free throw line.Fourteen of Williams’ game-high 18 points came in the second half, including four shots in quick succession midway through the stanza, including a stretch where he hit a shot from outside, stole the inbounds pass and converted a lay-up.Livingston led the way off the bench for the RedHawks, playing in the paint to score a career-high 17 points.With 6:45 remaining in the first half, OSU redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee went down on the court with what was later announced as a right ankle sprain. The transfer from Temple was able to get to his feet, but needed assistance to walk off the court. He did not return.Matta said after the game that Lee is “fine,” but could miss some games after the holiday break. He said that due to Lee going home for the break, he may not be able to get the treatment he needs, which could cause him to miss some time.The Buckeyes are set for one final non-conference matchup before opening Big Ten play. That next contest is scheduled against Wright State, with tip set for 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more