Therwin Hopkinson, the minibus driver charged with causing the death of William Trim on March 5, was on Monday jailed for four years.He was convicted of driving minibus BBB 1302 in a manner dangerous to the public thus causing the death of Trim on March 5, 2016 at Aubrey Barker Public Road, Greater Georgetown.The Court heard that on the day in question, the defendant had passengers in his bus and was driving in a reckless manner, overtaking several motor vehicles, when he collided with the car driven by the now dead man.The impact of the collision caused the motor car to move some distance away from the point of impact and Trim to be thrown from the vehicle. He was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to a city hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.In handing down the sentence, Magistrate McLennan stated that the prosecution’s witnesses were found to be credible. She added that the Court was also satisfied with the evidence that was presented by the prosecution.McLennan noted that the injuries sustained by the deceased as a result of the accident were the cause of his death. Thus, she said, the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.The Chief Magistrate revealed that the Court did not find credible the defendant’s defence that theMcLennan found the defendant guilty as charged of the offence.Upon hearing the court’s decision, Hopkinson begged for leniency on the grounds that he has two young children – 18 months old and 4 years old respectively.However, McLennan did not waver in her decision, stating that a life was lost.
After months of rehabilitation works, the newly refurbished Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) was on Thursday handed back over to the Guyana Government in a grand ceremony that paid homage to the former Guyanese Head of State.President David Granger and Ambassador Jianchun, along with Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo following the unveiling of the newly rehabilitated Arthur Chung Conference Centre on ThursdayFormer President Arthur Chung, who served as Guyana’s Head of State from 1970 to 1980, would have celebrated his 100th birth anniversary in January, thus making the commemoration much more symbolic.Upon the completion of construction back in 2006, the Chinese Government handed over the Conference Centre to Guyana. The facility was then renamed after Guyana’s first President in 2015 when the coalition Government took office.Having funded the construction of the Conference Centre, the Chinese Government in late 2016 retook possession of the facility and under the 2011-2012 Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement between Guyana and China, rehabilitation works were carried out.The US$7 million project was undertaken by China Railway Group, the same Chinese company that constructed the facility over 10 years ago. It was completed within the 18-month timeline.In reflection on the work of the former President during the ceremony, his niece, Leila Walker, recalled his early life and his journey in the Public Sector serving Guyana.President Granger testing the new equipment in the main conference room at the refurbished Arthur Chung Conference CentreMeanwhile, President David Granger said the occasion is even more symbolic as it pays tribute to an eminent citizen and true patriot, who guided the country amidst uncertainly and was the face of a newborn Guyana on the international front.“His appointment was historic… He became President at an important stage in Guyanese history. It was a period of international turmoil and national transformation… And he helped with his own character and personality to shape the identity of our new republic amidst all that was taking place in our country and around the world,” President Granger noted.According to the Head of State, former President Chung had cemented the foundation of relations between China and Guyana, which has strengthened over the years and is evident in the many contributions the Asian nation has made towards local development.“The Arthur Chung Conference Centre now, and for generations to come, will ensure that the contributions of Arthur Chung… and of the People’s Republic of China will be remembered and sustained,” the President posited.These sentiments were shared by Chinese Ambassador, Cui Jianchun, who said his Administration will continue to support and deepen its relation with Guyana. In fact, he noted that while much has been done over the years, there are much more avenues for Chinese to lend assistance to Guyana, something which he is committed to work on.Among the works done at the facility are upgrades to the exterior and interior of the building, and the main and smaller conference rooms were also refurbished, with the former now being equipped with a new digital conference system and interpretation booth that can process up to three languages simultaneously. There is also a new WiFi system that will make the ACCC an Internet hotspot as well as an IT room upgraded with 20 new computers.
0Shares0000Poland forward Robert Lewandowski says the support of fans has given him motivation to help Bayern Munich win titles this season despite expressing a desire to leave in May. © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 22 – Bayern Munich’s star striker Robert Lewandowski has broken his silence about wanting to leave the Bundesliga giants in May — but insists he is ready to win titles again this season with the Bavarians.“In April, May, almost everyone took a shot at me,” Lewandowski, who turned 30 on Tuesday, told German magazine Sport Bild. “I felt no protection from the club and felt alone in the situation.“I didn’t score in two or three important games and suddenly it was ‘fire at will against Lewandowski’.“I didn’t see anyone behind me at the time.“Neither of the bosses defended me,” he added referring to Bayern’s president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.This is the first time the striker has commented on his desire to leave Bayern, whose senior figures have repeatedly said there is no possibility of him leaving before his contract expires in 2021.He has won eight titles in four years with Bayern, but Lewandowski was widely criticised in April and May after failing to score in the quarter and semi-finals of the Champions League, against Sevilla and Real Madrid respectively, in two-legged ties.Lewandowski, last season’s top-scorer in the Bundesliga with 29 goals in 30 league games, shocked the club in May when his agent Pini Zahavi revealed the Poland star’s desire to seek “a new challenge”.Now he says support from Munich fans has given him fresh motivation to win titles when Bayern kick-off the new German League season on Friday by hosting fellow Champions League side Hoffenheim.“I’m back putting my heart into Bayern. I noticed here in Munich how the fans are behind me and I realised, they still want me,” he said.And Lewandowski played down the significance of working with Zahavi, one of the most powerful agents in world football, after parting ways with his previous agent on 10 years in late February.“That does not mean that he has to fix a transfer for me – there are enough things that a consultant can take care of,” said Lewandowski.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
The Limelight Glenties has gone into receivership.One of Donegal’s most famous nightclubs ‘The Limelight Glenties’ has gone into receivership. The hugely popular nightspot regularly attracted thousands of club goers to its premises every weekend.However, the popularity of the venue has dwindled over recent years as a combination of emigration and alternative clubbing options swayed the public away from The Limelight. The Limelight is owned by Declan Boyle and Michelle Boyle who are from nearby Leitirmacaward.Declan Boyle is a well-known figure in rallying circles, and last month made history, when he became the first Donegal man in over thirty years to win the Donegal International Rally.However, last week Grant Thornton was appointed receiver by Danske Bank.The Limelight had been on the market in 2006 for €2.5 million which was bought by the current owner Declan Boyle. Although in March 2013, it went on the market for just €625,000.The Limelight underwent a significant refurbishment over the years to become a state-of-the-art clubbing venue.The Limelight has two dance venues, a state-of-the-art lighting system, six bars, cloakrooms, toilets and a number of storage facilities.The Limelight is also famous for hosting underage discos, and the news it has entered receivership has been met with sadness both locally and across the county.Many would’ve regarded The Limelight as the best clubbing outlet in Donegal, and the venue attracted bus loads of revellers every weekend all the way from Gweedore to Glencolmcille. Boyzone star Mikey Graham once revealed they had to fight there way out of the club after the partisan crowd turned on them, the crowd became jealous of the admiration they were receiving from the local females in attendance at the concert.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/08/22/boyzone-star-reveals-he-had-to-punch-his-way-out-of-a-donegal-nightclub/SADNESS EXPRESSED AS LIMELIGHT NIGHTCLUB GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: July 14th, 2014 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:BusinessDanske BankGlentiesnewsPoplularReceivershipSadnessThe LimelightVenue
3 Fortunately for him, the game was already all-but over when his clumsy footwork allowed Mario Mandzukic to pull one back, and he lifted the trophy after a 4-2 win.A world champion he may be, but Cascarino is not convinced by the error-prone Frenchman and believes Spurs will struggle to win any top titles with Lloris between the sticks.“Hugo Lloris is Tottenham’s club captain and he’s won the World Cup, but I don’t actually think he’s that good,” the former Chelsea striker told talkSPORT host Jim White.“He’s a great shot-stopper, he’s always had that ability, but I’ve never felt he’s been that commanding. He’s lightweight, he’s not very good with the ball at his feet and he makes rash decisions, he comes tearing out of his 18 yard box.“I’ve never felt he’s going to be a goalkeeper that leads Tottenham close to a title.“He’s a bit of a liability at times for Spurs and it’s cost them in some big games.“He has these brainstorms in his game every now and again.” Burnley’s Nick Pope, Joe Hart and Tom Heaton are all better goalkeepers than Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris, says Tony Cascarino Tottenham need to ditch ‘liability’ Hugo Lloris as their number one goalkeeper if they want to get to the next level, according to talkSPORT’s Tony Cascarino.The Frenchman is facing heavy criticism for his performance in Spurs’ 4-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night.It was the goalkeeper’s mistake – needlessly rushing out of his goal – which allowed Philippe Coutinho to open the scoring at Wembley inside two minutes, with manager Mauricio Pochettino admitting the early strike ‘destroyed’ his game plan to stop the Spanish champions.It appears supporters are no longer fully convinced of their club captain’s ability after the latest in a series of mistakes by the 31-year-old.Lloris captained France to World Cup glory in the summer, but even in the final he was guilty of a howler which threatened to spark a late Croatia comeback. Lloris’ mistake almost cost France in the World Cup final 3 Cascarino believes Tottenham should take a leaf out of Liverpool’s book, and sign a new, more reliable number one at the soonest opportunity.And he suggests Burnley have three top class goalkeepers to pick from, if Spurs are looking for a replacement.“I look at it in the same way as the problem Liverpool had with Simon Mignolet,” the ex-Republic of Ireland international added.“They made a massive decision to go and get Alisson, because the manager knew they had to reach another level.“I look at Lloris and I just think there are better goalkeepers out there who could be the number one for Spurs, and I think that will be the next thing Pochettino will do.“I’d argue that Burnley have got three goalkeepers who are every bit as good, if not better, than Hugo Lloris.” Lloris conceded four goals against Barcelona at Wembley – a result which leaves Spurs with a mountain to climb in the Champions League hopes 3 Listen back to Tony Cascarino on talkSPORT above!
Gardai have asked people to slow down amidst heavy rainfall across Donegal this evening.The head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps has pleaded with people to slow down following torrential rain this evening.Heavy water has gathered on many of the county’s roads making driving dangerous.And met Eireann has now issued a yellow warning alert for up to 40 mms of rain to fall in Donegal overnight. Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily that driving conditions are treacherous in many parts of the county.“I have just come in from driving and the road conditions are just treacherous.“I am asking people to slow down, take care and not to take any chances on the roads tonight.“People should be aware that there is a lot of surface water and braking conditions will be very difficult,” he said. His warning comes as road fatality figures for Donegal increase compared with last year.Already this year, one more person has died already this year compared with the entire of 2013.Ten people have now died on Donegal roads compared with nine last year. WEATHER WARNING: GARDA CHIEF PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN AS RAINFALL WARNING ISSUED was last modified: November 7th, 2014 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:donegalGardairainfallROADSwanring
Former Donegal GAA star Brendan Devenney has weighed in with his opinion on the on-going ‘sledging’ saga that has arose since Donegal’s Ulster SFC win over Tyrone.Brendan Devenney has made stomach curdling claims that a Donegal minor was taunted over death of his father.Devenney claimed that a Donegal minor player was taunted over the death of his father during a game.The former St Eunan’s attacker is worried about the mental health of GAA players who are subjected to this type of disgusting behaviour. In an interview with the Irish Examiner, Devenney said what he witnessed in Ballybofey on Sunday was a ‘pile of sh**e.Devenney said, “Up in Ulster, there is this perceived rest of the country versus Ulster attitude when it comes to football and how it is played. You have people down South criticising the sledging, goading and cynicism that goes on in Ulster and those inside the province don’t like it.“As somebody from Ulster, I have to say that what is going on and what we witnessed in Ballyboyfey in the senior game was a pile of s***e.“There is this harshness up North, particularly with the six counties. When I played with Donegal, we were seen as a soft touch. “Armagh would have used those tactics of goading we saw at the weekend. Down would have done so, Tyrone too.However, Devenney most shocking claim is that a Donegal minor player was taunted and goaded over the loss of his father to cancer.“I heard back from a very good source that one Donegal minor, who lost his father to cancer, was taunted about that during a game.“That would turn your stomach.“There is the mental health element here and are players able to take what is being said to them? “What must that minor have been thinking after the game?”Is it time the GAA done something to eradicate ‘sledging’ from the game?Let us hear your thoughts?FORMER DONEGAL STAR REVEALS MINOR PLAYER TAUNTED OVER DEATH OF HIS FATHER was last modified: May 21st, 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:Brendan DevenneydonegalGAAmental healthMinornewsSledgingSportTyroneUlster SFC
An elderly farmer was caught by Gardai after continuously driving his motorbike into a grass verge on the way home from the pub.Albert Robinson was stopped by Gardai in Convoy, on February 12th last. He had been spotted colliding with the ditch and was pulled over.The 68-year-old from Mullaghan in Convoy immediately admitted having a few drinks.When breathalysed, Mr Robinson sucked on the apparatus instead of blowing into it and a reading could not be taken.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but he also failed to provide a specimen of his breath there.Solicitor for Mr Robinson, Frank Dorrian, said his client was a pleasant man and that it was sad that he found himself in such a situation for a second time.Letterkenny District Court heard how the accused man had a similar conviction dating back to 2007.Judge Paul Kelly fined Mr Robinson €300 and banned him from driving for four years.Farmer caught driving motorbike into verge on way home from pub was last modified: July 21st, 2017 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:convoycourtdonegalfarmermotorbike
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ask some of my friends and they will tell you that I am a person that can misplace things from time to time — alright, all of my friends will tell you that. Knowing the location of my smartphone can be one such challenge.In my mind, smartphones are both a blessing and a curse. The good? Nearly the entire span of human knowledge and wisdom is available to us at the flick of a thumb on a device that fits in our pocket. The bad? The fact that the entire span of human knowledge and wisdom is on a device small enough to fit in our pocket — and then go undetected when flung unknowingly into a field.I used to work on my extended family’s large dairy farm where I had carried on the tradition that my two older brothers, whom had worked before me, began. Now this dairy, like most farms of its type, gains most of its herd growth from heifers born on the operation. It takes roughly two years for a newborn calf to become ready for the milk cycle, and during the summers of their development, many of them are put out to pasture. One of my jobs at the farm was to buddy up with my cousin on the weekends — let’s call him J — to feed grain to pasture heifers in order to better manage their diets.To this day, it was one of my favorite jobs. A lot of the world’s problems were solved in the cab of that truck driving from pasture to pasture in the early hours each day. One morning, however, the world’s problems had to wait.There we were, headed back to the last pasture of the day. J was driving and I was on gate duty (at any moment ready to leap out of the truck and open the gates keeping the truck out and the heifers in). He nonchalantly asked if I had gotten a message from my uncle, the boss man. I quickly swiped my hand into the right front pocket of my iodine-stained jeans.No phone.“Odd,” I thought, as sweat started to bead on my forehead. “Better try the other pockets.”I quickly rummaged the left front and back pockets of my jeans before realizing my device was nowhere in the denim. With wide eyes and adrenaline pumping, I immediately lunged out of my seat and turned around. My cousin, startled at the sudden movement, swerved across the road, sending my head into the glass window, making a “konk” sound in the process — similar to two coconuts being smashed together.The mild concussion-inducing head bounce only delayed the realization for a few seconds — my phone was not in this vehicle.“Well did you leave it at the farm?” my cousin offered.“No! I had it after we left because I looked at the time as we were on the road!” I frantically recalled. There, somewhere in the five pastures we had visited since that time, the phone was likely laying. Helpless, cold, alone — my smartphone was maybe feeling the tickle of a cow’s rough tongue, or even the indelicate harassment by a heifer’s hooves. The latter was unthinkable. I couldn’t stand to imagine the prized object in such an abysmal situation.Ok yes, the phone was just a mangling of metal, glass, and electricity that could be easily replaced, but no such thoughts crossed my mind in that moment. We had to find it.My cousin, through a bond we had grown in our long pasture mornings together, immediately absorbed my panic and alarm. The gas pedal hit the floor, tires squealed, and the local church bells seemed to echo in alarm as we were off to find the phone.We started by heading to our prior stop — a barn with a pasture that ran back to a creek to an adjoining field on the other side of the road. To our dismay, another member of the farm was just arriving in front of us, dumping a load of gravel near the bunk in which we had stopped to deliver feed. Surely my phone was crushed by the tons of vehicle and rock above it if it had been there.Pasture after pasture heard our panicked calls, but still nothing.Then, an idea — the smartphone I lost was an iPhone! It had been equipped with the “Find My iPhone” feature when I originally bought it and could still be found if it had not yet met its demise at the hands of heifers or herdsmen. The location app was available with any other smartphone. My cousin, however, was still clinging to a flip phone at the time, and like many farmers, was holding out on getting a smartphone for some secret, unknown reason which only they seem to know. Our means of accessing the location feature wasn’t possible. Good news broke as we realized his tech-savvy wife did have a smartphone. A quick call was placed urgently explaining the situation and what she had to do.My cousin soon received a picture from his wife to his phone. It was a screenshot of a satellite view map that had a blue dot that had the words “Joel’s iPhone” emboldened above it. We went straight to work deciphering the landmarks and geography from the aerial view picture, an interpreting job that even the U.S. Army would envy.We cleverly deduced it was back in the pasture where we had first looked, the same place the gravel was being unloaded. We proceeded that way with doubts about the accuracy of such GPS technology as the blue dot showed us it was in a part of the field we had not been.Our arrival back to the field was greeted with the harsh realization that the little blue dot on the map coincided very closely with the placement of two large piles of gravel. When I say very well I mean in the exact same dang place. My cousin immediately started calling it from the truck parked afar in order to keep from unwittingly crunching the device. I started scanning the ground near the feed bunks where we were, hoping the accuracy of the little blue dot was off by several feet (possibly, we thought, due to several shiny grain bins and tin roofs nearby bouncing the signal around — NASA scientists we are not).The minutes passed and the search path kept getting wider and wider. My cousin kept calling the phone, interrupting the deadly silence that we had maintained with a loud shriek from time to time exclaiming, “THE PHONE MUST STILL BE GOOD BECAUSE IT KEEPS RINGING.” Thanks for the hope, J.After a notable amount of time went by, we decided to reevaluate the situation. Should we abort, give up, and head back to the farm to continue with the morning’s chores? Or try once more? Another look at the tiny map on the itty bitty flip phone screen and we decided to go closer to those foreboding gravel piles that would mean sure death for a smartphone.J went back to calling and I intrepidly headed out to the middle of the field, a location where we hadn’t been all morning. Why would the phone be there?My ears twitched at the slightest sound as we maintained strict silence in the search for the ringtone (albeit the occasional assurance scream of “IT’S STILL RINGING” by J — thanks again for the hope, cousin).And then…something — was it a trick my ears were playing on me? Was it a cow mooing in a far off pasture? Was it a fly passing by? Was it a groundhog moving underground? No, this was the distinct sound of on and off vibration made by a phone. I ran towards the origin of the audio about 15 feet away. There I saw a black object glint in the sunlight and I hurriedly dove ahead for it, screaming in the process. My phone had been found!I hoisted it into the air with a victory yell. J was rocking the truck in celebration of the find. I ran towards the vehicle with urgency, jumping and waving my phone in excitement while doing so.(Only later would we find out that the farmer in the pasture delivering gravel had witnessed the entire thing. Looking back, the moment of discovery was relatable to the scene from Rudy in which the entire stadium cheers in the end. Though in this case, instead of the Notre Dame football team and its players overcoming the barriers of life, two guys were out hopping up and down in some pasture.)The culprit for the phone’s missing? We figured the clumsy placement of it halfway in my pocket. The reason for the phone being in the middle of the field? Well, a telltale sign after its discovery helped us with that — a healthy dose of cow cud covering the phone from top to bottom. It seems one of our bovine friends had decided it was time their herd had access to the entire span of human knowledge and wisdom, but it looks like they grew tired of that and went back to the excitement of eating grass.Maybe they’re onto something? Good moooove cows, good move.
Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair In the Web 2.0 heyday, Netvibes had that star appeal that few companies ever experience. Their platform for creating personal dashboards rocketed in growth. Web innovators sang its praises. But you know the story. Netvibes struggled to find a business model.Now, we’re on the cusp of the Enterprise 2.0 movement and Netvibes has suddenly come back as a contender for providing dashboard environments to better manage enterprise software.Today, Netvibes is announcing a “sales, marketing and technology,” partnership with Sage Software, an enterprise software company with 5.8 million customers worldwide and more than 14,500 people worldwide.Sage will integrate the Netvibes dashboard technology into Sage software products and business processes. The idea is that enterprise software has become increasingly complex for users. Netvibes technology will help manage Sage software by providing customers with an environment that is more user friendly. Sage is hoping the partnership will bridge enterprise software with the Web 2.0 features of the Netvibes technology.Sage reaches mid-market companies. These are larger enterprises that may do $60 million in revenues. They are adopting increasingly complex software. For instance, spftware for Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) and Business Process Management (BPM) are more popular in light of enterprise efforts to bring more efficiencies in these times of economic difficulty. But often, the tools require a degree of administration beyond the capabilities of the average business user.Sage will integrate Netvibes into the launch of its ERP X3 software, coming in the first quarter of 2010.For all the skeptics of social technologies, is this at all proof of the benefits that social software provides? Sage is adopting the Netvibes platform to make it simpler for customers to use its ERP software.Netvibes grew from the roots of the social software movement. Its technology represents what social software can help people accomplish: give the user more options to be productive and creative in their work.