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first_imgA man who was abandoned by his friends at a wedding in Letterkenny got into his car after drinking and then crashed it into a roundabout.Letterkenny District Court.Rodney Tighe, 35, had been the designated driver while they were attending a wedding at the Radisson Hotel in the town. However he fell out with his friends and decided to drive.A Garda told Letterkenny District Court that on September 21st last at 2.30am they were on patrol on Pearse Road.They noticed a man taking off at the lights and then he suddenly crashed into an island.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and failed a breath test.A taxi-driver also approached Gardai after the crash and said he had witnessed Tighe of 30 Melmount Road, Strabane, driving on the wrong side of the road at Neil T Blaney Road before doing a u-turn.Gardai said 35 year old Tighe was very co-operative when he was brought to the Garda station.The court heard he was a single man with a four year old daughter who earned £70 a week.He was unemployed but had worked as a chef.The court heard that €180 worth of damage had been caused to the roundabout and that Tighe had the money to pay for it in court.Judge Paul Kelly fined Tighe €200 and ordered the money go to the local council and also fined him a further €100 and banned him fro driving for two years on the drink-driving charge.MAN ‘ABANDONED’ BY FRIENDS AT WEDDING CRASHED INTO ROUNDABOUT was last modified: January 21st, 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:drink drivingJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRodney Tighelast_img read more

first_imgA gala dinner marking the end of the Nicholl awards week in 2010. The late Gee Nicholl gives a speech at the 2001 event. (Images: Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting) MEDIA CONTACTS • Natalie Kojen  Publicist: Ampas RELATED ARTICLES • Made in 48 hours, Joburg style • African film is focus at Fespaco • Big grant for African filmmakers • SA filmmaker wins top enviro award • New Afrikaans film a hit Valencia TalaneThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) in Hollywood will honour the latest recipients of the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on Thursday 8 November.Among the five is South African filmmaker Sean Robert Daniels, from Pretoria in Gauteng. He wrote Killers, the story of a female contract killer whose dying mother asks her to come back to her hometown to end her life.As the story unfolds, it explores the relationship between the two women and the mother’s doctor.The 2012 edition of the competition had attracted over 7 000 entries from around the world, and since May the judges have been narrowing the entries down to the best five.“When I first discovered that I had been awarded the fellowship I felt stunned,” Roberts shared in an interview with Media Update in October. “It was a surreal experience.”For the past 26 years, Ampas – the body behind the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars – has awarded these fellowships for the scripts that they consider most deserving.Exciting honourAn additional honour for Daniels is that he is the only non-American in the group, and the first South African to become a Nicholls fellow. The fellowships are each valued at US$35 000 (R301 969), with the money disbursed over the year of the fellowship, US$7 000 (R60 393) every quarter.To mark the beginning of their fellowship year, the group spends seven days in Los Angeles during the Nicholls awards week, where they are encouraged to network with industry experts during, and take part in, seminars. The week culminates in the awards dinner. Previous fellows also attend, along with the judging committee.The goal for the year ahead, according to the committee, is to have each of the fellows write a feature-length screenplay, the deadline of which is the end of the fellowship year.Finalists’ profiles are also distributed to producers, agents and executives in the field of talent development in LA to help encourage their entry into the world of film.Daniels studied film and television in Australia, completing an honours degree in screen arts. He currently lectures at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Centurion, Pretoria. The school’s website recognises Daniels’s accomplishment as one of the notable achievements of 2012.Speaking about his excitement at the prospects of the year ahead, Daniels told Media Update that since the announcement of the winners, he had been approached by several producers from Hollywood. His students, he said, are the most excited, and he hoped that they can learn from his achievement that their own dreams of making films can happen.The competitionThe first Nicholls fellowship script to be made into a feature film, Closet Land, was written by Radha Bharadwaj, who had won a place in the programme in 1989, three years into its existence.Other notable scripts linked to the fellowship include Doug Atchison’s Akeelah and the Bee, a film that was released in 2000, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Basset. Atchison won a National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People Image Award for best screenplay.Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was co-written by 1996 fellow Ehren Kruger, who also wrote Arlington Road, The Ring and the forthcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon.The screenplay for the Julia Roberts film Erin Brockovich, which was nominated in the 2000 Oscars, was written by a previous fellow, Susannah Grant.The fellowship was named – by his wife, actress and fellow writer Gee Nicholl – after producer and writer Don Nicholl, who died in 1980, five years before the programme was initiated.Having started as a competition only for aspiring writers in the US, it was broadened to accommodate writers from other countries whose scripts are written in English. One of the strict rules of the competition is that work translated from other languages does not qualify.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho: Alisson best goalkeeper in Englandby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabinho says Liverpool teammate Alisson is the Premier League’s best goalkeeper.The Brazilian’s gaffe allowed Jesse Lingard to equalise during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over the Red Devils on Sunday.But Fabinho has stuck by his compatriot.”When we entered the locker room, we even talked, but I did not even focus on that,” he added. “[Alisson] came to comment, but I said “no, bro, let it go”.”These plays will always happen. And what are we going to talk about Alisson? He was very important in our qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, days before.”Without a doubt, he is the best goalkeeper of the English League. There is a lot of confidence.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: I know Beckham’s a fanby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed David Beckham is a fan of his team.Beckham told Pochettino he wished he was playing for Spurs after watching them demolish Crystal Palace 4-0. “I was talking with Beckham after the game and he said he wished he still played and that he played for Tottenham because this stadium is amazing,” said Pochettino in quotes reported by The Sun.”We haven’t played many games here and it’s important to make this our house.“With time we will be at home here and then it will become very difficult for opponents to win here.” last_img read more

first_imgWillian enjoying Chelsea veteran roleby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Willian is enjoying his different role within the squad this season.The Brazilian is now one of the senior members of the team, given the youth injection from manager Frank Lampard this summer.And Willian is happy to pass on his knowledge to the youngsters. But he insists that he has a lot to offer on the pitch as well. More than anything, he is happy at the club.”I enjoy it a lot,” he said to the club’s website.”I enjoy myself, I enjoy it with my team-mates and I have pleasure to play with them and this is what I want – to have pleasure, play, enjoy myself on the pitch and get the results.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMinister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says the Government is committed to the training and development of the nation’s teachers.“We are committed to your development, we are committed to working with you. I must underscore that the Ministry continues to provide quality training programmes for teachers and principals, through the National College of Educational Leadership (NCEL),” he stated.He was addressing teachers at the Helen Stills Professional Development Day ceremony, held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St. James recently.The event was held under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’.The State Minister noted that the Government through the NCEL, does not focus solely on the professional advancement of educators, but seeks to ensure that the training given, plays a part in building a sustainable future for the nation.“The concept for educational stability highlights the importance of developing and implementing strategies for reorienting education in schools, as part of the broader process of building a sustainable future for the entire society,” Mr. Terrelonge underscored.“Education for sustainable development therefore empowers people to change the way they think and work towards a sustainable future. There is no sustainable future without the teachers of Jamaica,” he added.The event, which was hosted by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, is named in recognition of former Knox College Principal, Helen Stills.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – A study by the Ontario Securities Commission suggests five per cent of Ontarians own what the regulator calls “cryptoassets” such as Bitcoin or Ether and awareness is increasing, but knowledge is lacking.The online survey conducted in March also showed that 1.5 per cent of respondents say they have participated in an initial coin offering, in which investors usually buy digital tokens that can be kept, sold or traded.However, when the 2,500 Ontarians surveyed were asked to identify true statements about these digital assets, just 34 per cent were able to do so, according to the OSC.“We did find there is a lot of awareness of the sector, and people are increasingly participating or being approached, but that understanding and knowledge and comprehension of the sector is lagging,” said Tyler Fleming, the director of the regulator’s investor office.The survey comes about a month after the provincial regulator joined forces with its peers in the U.S. and Canada to warn investors about cryptocurrency-related investment schemes.Dubbed Operation Cryptosweep, the project has resulted in dozens of inquiries and investigations, and pending or completed enforcement actions related to initial coin offerings or cryptocurrencies since the beginning of May, according to the North American Securities Administrators Association.The OSC also said in April it was gathering information on several cryptocurrency trading platforms after it received a number of complaints.The B.C. Securities Commission and the Bank of Canada have also issued warnings about investing in cryptocurrencies. In December, central bank governor Stephen Poloz sounded the alarm on Bitcoin, calling the purchase of the cryptocurrency “closer to gambling than investing.”Some of Canada’s biggest banks earlier this year halted the purchase of cryptocurrencies using their credit cards as well.Meanwhile, the price of Bitcoin has plummeted since the beginning of the year, from roughly US$13,440 on Jan. 1 to US$6,100 on Thursday, according to Bitstamp.net.The OSC’s survey suggests that on top of the five per cent who currently own a cryptoasset, an additional four per cent of Ontarians say they used to own one.Men aged 18 to 34 were more likely to report owning a cryptoasset, at 14 per cent.Most people aren’t spending huge amounts of money on cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, with just over half saying they spent less than $1,000 or no money at all to acquire them.The survey suggested that roughly five per cent of cryptoasset owners did spend between $10,000 and $19,999, and another four per cent spent more than $20,000.Most cryptoasset owners made their purchases using cash savings, at 55 per cent, but 26 per cent said they used their credit card. Fourteen per cent received them for free.Of the purchases, 37 per cent were made within the past year, but nearly as many were made during the past three months, at 35 per cent.As well, the study showed that 12 per cent of Ontarians had been approached about or sought information themselves about an ICO. Most were approached via social media, at 39 per cent, followed by friends or family at 33 per cent.“It’s clear that interest in this sector is not going to disappear any time soon,” said Fleming.“So as time goes by, as people become more familiar with the product, we would certainly expect people to be doing more research, understanding the different types of products and risks out there.”The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.last_img read more

first_imgManchester City loanee Daniel Arzani confirmed he will undergo surgery on his knee ligament injuryThe Australian winger is currently on a two-year loan deal with Scottish champions Celtic.But Arzani’s first appearance for the Hoops ended after just 33 minutes last Wednesday at Dundee when he went down in pain.The 19-year-old was then stretchered off and a medical examination has determined that he will need surgery on an Anterior cruciate ligament injury.“Thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to show support and love,” Arzani wrote on Twitter.“Unfortunately I will need an ACL Op, ruling me out till next season!Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“This is a tough time for me but also a chance to improve and come out of this better than ever! Love you all!”Celtic won the game 5-0 in the end and defeated Scottish Premier League leaders Hearts by same scoreline last Saturday.Thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to show support and love. Unfortunately I will need an ACL Op, ruling me out till next season! This is a tough time for me but also a chance to improve and come out of this better than ever! Love you all! 🤙🏽💚💛🍀 pic.twitter.com/sHHtOWUUi0— iamdanielarzani (@iamdanielarzani) November 6, 2018last_img read more

first_imgBayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is unavailable for their Champions League match at Ajax due to injuryThe Dutch winger has been reportedly struggling with an undefined thigh injury for the last two weeks now and hasn’t featured for Bayern since their 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the end of last month.Despite the loss of Robben though, manager Niko Kovac has got his eyes set on three points at Amsterdam tonight as Bayern look to seal top spot on Group E.“The first objective was to progress from the group – we’ve done that,” said Kovac on the club website. “Now we’re in first place and we want to stay there, that’s our objective.”However, the Croatian isn’t taking Ajax lightly who will likely be hoping to snatch top spot from Bayern at their home ground with just two points separating them.“We’re up against strong opposition,” warned Kovac.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They’re a very, very good side. Ajax are a world-renowned name, so it won’t be an easy game. Both teams will be fired up – mine certainly are.”The Ajax-Bayern game will begin at 21:00 (CET) tonight at the Johan Cruijff Arena.Here’s our squad heading to Amsterdam! 💪🔴⚪#packmas #UCL #AJAFCB pic.twitter.com/0MgezIj2Im— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 11, 2018last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 23, 2016 – The general public is hereby being notified of the official relocation of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Gaming, Heritage & Culture to Mr. Harry Francis Building, Pond Street, Grand Turk; previously Financial Services Commission (FSC) office building.  We request for all to be guided accordingly.last_img