MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AT SHOP

first_imgA man has appeared in court in connection with a robbery at Harkin’s shop in Muff last month.Lee McLaughlin, 15 Station Road, Carndonagh is charged with committing a robbery at Harkin’s on Friday, June 5 last. He is also facing two separate counts of assault.Carndonagh District Court heard that McLaughlin was charged in the early hours of last Saturday morning and brought before a special sitting of Sligo District Court later that day. Inspector David Murphy told Judge Paul Kelly that he was seeking an adjournment to ‘allow further investigations to take place’.He said the alleged matters require ‘full investigation’.Judge Kelly adjourned the case against Mr. McLaughlin until October 20 next.MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AT SHOP was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 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:InishowenLee McLaughlinmuffrobberylast_img read more

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Kgalema Motlanthe elected President

first_imgMotlanthe was also involved in the establishment of the Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC), which was wholly owned by the Mineworkers Investment Trust, with seed capital of R3-million. This has proven to be one of the best examples of effective economic empowerment in the country. He was instrumental in negotiating a deal for mineworkers under which their wage increases would be pegged to productivity at a time when the gold price was low and the industry was closing marginal mines. This deal helped to avert massive retrenchments in the sector. While in NUM he served on the Miners’ International Federation, and was involved in exchange programmes with the United Mineworkers of Australia. “In terms of item 6 of part A, schedule A of the Constitution, I declare the honourable Kgalema Motlanthe duly elected President of the Republic of South Africa,” Langa announced. Motlanthe will now proceed to Tuynhuys in Cape Town, were he will be sworn in as President of the Republic. He is then expected to announce his deputy and new Cabinet. Chief Justice Pius Langa announced in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Thursday that Motlanthe had won an outright majority of votes following a secret ballot by Members of Parliament to emerge as the third post-apartheid President of the country. The unit was later instructed to transform its function to sabotage. While some members of the unit left the country, Motlanthe and Stan Nkosi remained in the country to establish this function. Their unit was also involved in smuggling MK soldiers in and out of the country via Swaziland. The minister in the Presidency and deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC), Kgalema Motlanthe, has been elected President of South Africa, a position he will hold until the country’s next elections in 2009. After his release in 1987, tasked with strengthening the country’s labour union movement, Motlanthe worked for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and in 1992 was elected secretary-general of the union. According to the ANC, Motlanthe was born into a working class family in Alexandra, Johannesburg on 19 July 1949, growing up in Alexandra before moving to Soweto. Thabo Mbeki resigned as President on Sunday after being asked to do so by the ANC’s national executive committee. The ANC had nominated its deputy president for the position, while the Democratic Alliance had nominated its candidate Joe Seremane. Motlanthe earned 269 votes, while Seremane got 50 votes. A total of 41 ballot papers were spoilt. 25 September 2008 In December, he was elected deputy president of the ANC at its 52nd National Conference in Polokwane, having served as the party’s secretary-general since 1997. In the 1970s, while working for the Johannesburg City Council, he was recruited into the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, where he formed part of a unit tasked with recruitment. In July, Motlanthe was appointed minister in the Presidency, taking over some of former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s responsibilities. On 14 April 1976, Motlanthe and Nkosi were arrested and kept in detention at John Vorster Square in Johannesburg for 11 months. In 1977, Motlanthe was found guilty of three charges under the Terrorism Act and sentenced to an effective 10 years’ imprisonment on Robben Island. When the ANC was unbanned in 1990, Motlanthe was put in charge of re-establishing the legal structures of the organisation in the Gauteng region, and was elected its first chairperson. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Rwanda uses drones for good

first_imgDespite a reputation more for combat and commercial applications, drone technology can offer constructive and positive uses to the world, especially to Africa. Various drone projects are being used for meteorological research, environmental and animal conservation and, in particular, healthcare support.A new drone delivery venture between the Rwandan health department and an American technology company is bringing the country’s rural and urban regions closer together.Drone technology was originally developed by the US military for unmanned combat. Zipline, an American technology company made up of former innovators from SpaceX, Google and aircraft developer Lockheed Martin, has modified the technology as a transport delivery system. The Silicon Valley company has partnered with the Rwandan government to trial a system that delivers medical equipment, primarily blood supplies, to the country’s western rural areas.“The inability to deliver lifesaving medicines to the people who need them the most causes millions of preventable deaths each year around the world,” Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo said in a launch statement: “This instant delivery system… allows medicine to be delivered on-demand and at low-cost, anywhere.“The company not only builds and supplies the unmanned aircraft but also trains Rwandan pilots in using the drones to transport resources from urban hospitals to remote clinics across the country. It is expected to be particularly useful during the country’s rainy season, when ground delivery of supplies proves the most difficult.According to Zipline, the drones are able to travel up to 150 kilometres, with a payload of one to two kilograms.President Kagame launching a Zipline medical delivery drone now in Muhanga #Rwanda pic.twitter.com/D9rHG4WlN4— Presidency | Rwanda (@UrugwiroVillage) October 14, 2016Rwandan President Paul Kagame called the system a “milestone” for Rwanda and Africa at the project’s official launch and the first successful delivery in October 2016.The fixed-wing drones are flown automatically via GPS positioning over a predetermined course, taking into account weather and geographical conditions. Flying well below commercial airspace, the drone then releases its payload, which is parachuted into a pick-up zone without the need to land.Currently, the project uses 15 drones, operating around the clock, delivering vital blood products, including plasma and coagulants, to 21 rural clinics.Both the company and the Rwandan government hope to improve on the pilot project, experimenting with larger payloads and longer distances, as well creating job opportunities for the manufacturing and maintenance of drone equipment, and even a drone pilot-training project.Source: BBC NewsSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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22 days agoStandard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surprise

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Standard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surpriseby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStandard Liege coach Michel Preud’homme admits they’re rank outsiders going to Europa League opponents Arsenal.The former goalkeeper says any result would be a bonus.”Getting a result would be a surprise,” says Preud’homme. “Of course we all hope so. What the reality brings, however, we’ll only know tomorrow night. I have told my players to take advantage of this competition to give everything. With the ambition to get the most out of it. “We are going to try to play our football. Our biggest weapons? Every week, we are a team that tries to think collectively.” last_img read more

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14 days agoSampdoria defender Julian Chabot scouted by Everton

first_imgSampdoria defender Julian Chabot scouted by Evertonby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria defender Julian Chabot is being watched by Everton.TMW says Everton had scouts posted at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel in Cordova, where they checked on Chabot in action for Germany U21 against Spain. The defender was outstanding in the friendly, outshining Spain star Dani Olmo, of Dinamo Zagreb.Chabot only moved to Samp in May from Groningen for €3.7m.The defender is viewed at Samp as a long-term centre-half. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Paul Ince hopes Mourinho can keep United job

first_imgThe 3-2 comeback victory on Saturday over Newcastle United might give the Manchester United manager some air to breatheManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been under the spotlight for his fights with footballer Paul Pogba and the way the Red Devils are performing this season.But on Saturday his team was able to come back from a 2-0 disadvantage in order to win 3-2 over Newcastle United.And for former United captain Paul Ince, this might give Mourinho some room to breathe.“I’ve always thought that results can change things,” he said to The Irish Examiner.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Everyone was saying the players don’t want to play [for Mourinho], they don’t want to fight.”“After the second half against Newcastle people might think differently,” he added.“We all know one swallow doesn’t make a summer, so are we papering over the cracks because they came back? To some extent, yeah, we are but it was an important result because they had to win after all the reports of Mourinho leaving.”“After the game, I’d like to think that’s a game to push Manchester United on. I’m not saying they will start challenging City and Liverpool for the title but it gives them some respite after everything that has been going on,” Ince explained.“Hopefully Mourinho stays, I’d like him to stay but he has to start changing his methods from those he’s used for years and understand the game’s gone forward.”last_img read more

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Wolves knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup

first_imgLiverpool are out of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Monday night.Jurgen Klopp handed debuts to Rafael Camacho and Curtis Jones while 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever came on for the injured Dejan Lovren after just five minutes.Raul Jimenez opened the scoring for Wolves in the 38th minute after a sloppy mistake by James Milner.37′ | #WOL 1-0 #LIVJota wins the ball in midfield and quickly releases Jimenez down the right, the striker bursts into the @LFC box before finishing neatly into the far corner to put Wolves in front.#WOLLIV— Wolves (@Wolves) January 7, 2019With Liverpool’s only shot on target in the game, Divock Origi pulled level six minutes into the second half.51′ | #WOL 1-1 #LIVGoal @LFC. Divock Origi turns on the edge of the Wolves box before firing the visitors level with an accurate effort from 20-yards.#WOLLIV— Wolves (@Wolves) January 7, 2019Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.However, Nuno’s side was very much in control of the game and went ahead again five minutes thanks to a spectacular 30-yard strike by Ruben Neves.56′ | #WOL 2-1 #LIVNeves is picked out in space 25-yards from the @LFC goal, he takes a touch before firing a wonderful effort beyond Simon Mignolet. Wolves back in front!#WOLLIV— Wolves (@Wolves) January 7, 2019Liverpool now record successive 2-1 defeats after their Premier League loss at Manchester City on Thursday and were also knocked out of the League cup by a 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea last year.In an FA Cup fourth-round draw after the match, Wolves will play against either Shrewsbury or Stoke.last_img read more

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Sol Bamba asks fans to kick racism out of football

first_imgThe Cardiff City defender hopes the supporters can report racist incidents in order to kick racism out of football.Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba hopes racism can be forced out of football soon.But to do so, the footballer believes fans should do their part and report any racist incidents.“What upset me is that only one in three reports it. I think we need to do more because unfortunately, people think, if we report it, nothing’s going to come out of it. That’s the problem,” Bamba told Sky Sports.“There’s no place for it in this game now, or society in 2019. I think as a whole, we have to do more.”“I feel like we made progress, but we’ve gone back now. Recently a few incidents happened in games, in Italy and here. We made two steps forward and now three steps back,” he added.“It has to be completely gone now because there’s no place for it in the game.”“People have to make sure they report it, and when they do, there has to be a punishment,” he explained.“Football’s a beautiful game. We want to talk about goals and celebrations, but if they don’t do it right, the club has to be punished and the fans have to be punished.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The punishment has to be drastic. Proper punishments, no two-match bans, because that doesn’t make any difference,” Bamba concluded.Sol Bamba started his professional career in Paris Saint-Germain in 2004.He has also played in Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Leicester City, Trabzonspor, Palermo, and Leeds United.He joined Cardiff City in 2016.Bamba has suffered racism all through his life and he hopes he can live to see it kicked out of the football world.Crazy happy with this win, fighting with all the love we have for this club. A deep thought for Emiliano 🙏🏿💐💙 lets keep it that way lads !!! @CardiffCityFC #latewins #bestwins pic.twitter.com/xa2pcw9gXt— Sol Bamba (@Sol14Bamba) February 9, 2019last_img read more

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Moussa Sissoko sidelined for two weeks

first_imgTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko sustained a groin injury in last weekend 1-0 defeat to Manchester United and has been ruled out for two weeks.Sissoko went down clutching his groin at Wembley last Sunday and was subbed in the 43rd minute for Erik Lamela.He was initially thought to be out for a month but is now set to return the first week of February and could feature in Spurs’ last 16 Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.Spurs could be without midfielders Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama who are currently recovering from appendicitis  and knee injury respectively and doubtful for their trip to Fulham on Sunday, but Mauricio Pochettino remains positive.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Like in life, in football, there is two options: to cry or to see a possibility for another player to play and step up and an opportunity to play in a different way,” he told Sky Sports.“I think it’s a massive challenge. Rather than sitting in my chair and crying, I’d rather find another way to challenge ourselves and to be consistent, keeping the same level as before.”last_img read more

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