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WI tour: PCB remains hopeful

first_img GREEN LIGHT KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have not given up hope of West Indies touring here next March, and will be meeting with security company Eastern Star International to contest a security report it issued and which formed the basis of the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) recent recommendation to members against touring the volatile Asian nation. A proposed two-match Twenty20 Internationals series in Lahore against the Caribbean seemed to be off the cards after FICA issued a damning advisory indicating an “elevated security risk” for those choosing to tour Pakistan. That advisory was based on an assessment by Eastern Star International, and was apparently behind the decision by West Indies players union, WIPA, not giving their blessing to the tour. However, the PCB said it intended to put forward “the factual position and the improvement in the security situation” in Pakistan during the meeting with the security company. “After the FICA advisory came out, we investigated on what basis they had given such an advice and we found out their security advisers were Eastern Star Security,” said Najam Sethi, the head of PCB’s executive committee. He added: “I will be meeting their officials to let them know about the factual position and the improvement in the security situation in Pakistan, which is why we are also trying to bring back international cricket to the country.” The PCB wanted two T20Is against the Windies here in March in return for giving the green light to an invitation from the West Indies Cricket Board to a similar two-match series in Florida, United States, later that month. Since then, the WICB have announced a full series against Pakistan in the Caribbean of three Tests, three One-Day Internationals, and two T20Is from March 31 to May 10. But Sethi said they were still in talks with the WICB to have the matches staged in Lahore. No major cricketing nation has toured Pakistan since 2009 when a bus carrying the Sri Lankan Test side was attacked by militants. Pakistan have since played their ‘home’ series in the United Arab Emirates.last_img read more

January 20, 2020 0

Parliamentarians yet to be briefed on border security

first_imgDespite promises from GrangerDespite a promise being made to have the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) brief Members of Parliament (MPs) on the heightened security threat on the border; this is yet to be done, leaving the elected representatives of the people in as much darkness as the nation.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoDuring his weekly press conference on Friday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo informed the media that President David Granger is yet to deliver on his promise to inform Parliament. The parliamentary Opposition has access to the Oversight Committee on the Security Sector through four of its MPs.“We’ve received nothing from Granger,” Jagdeo related. “He’s gone silent. He just said that in passing after being pressured as to why he is not treating this as a national issue, addressing the people of Guyana or the Parliament.”Jagdeo blasted the Government for failing to avail itself of the opportunity to do so at Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly; while noting that the next sitting is scheduled for April 26. However, the noted that there is nothing on the order paper pertaining to such a brief.On February 27, ahead of his visit to Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini), President Granger had announced that he had instructed the GDF to brief the parliamentary committee on the steps being taken to secure communities located along the 800-kilometre border with Venezuela as a result of the unstable situation in that country. They were also supposed to be briefed in general on the ongoing border controversy.President David Granger during his visit to Region One last monthThe Head of State had also indicated that he expected even as Government continued to work at the central and regional levels to ensure security in the border regions, that civil society will continue to be fully briefed.Speaking during a brief interview, he had assured Guyanese that Government was concerned about security and was deeply involved in ensuring their safety.“At the Defence Board meeting that was held last Thursday, I instructed that the Guyana Defence Force should brief the parliamentary committee on security to let them know what preparations are taking place.And I expect that there will be full participation, both by members of the Government side and the Opposition side. If necessary, we will take this to civil society and I have already briefed the Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force that civil society must be aware of what is taking place. So, we are operating at different levels; we are operating at a local level in the villages, in the frontline villages themselves,” the Head of State was quoted by the Ministry of the Presidency as saying.President Granger referenced the Frontline Village Policy that was announced during his visit to Whitewater, also in Region One, earlier this month, which includes the setting up of military patrol bases and heightened 24-hour security by the GDF and the Guyana Police Force.The Commander-in-Chief, who chairs the Defence Board, has taken the lead in conducting outreaches to the frontline communities, to interact with residents and assure them of the Government’s commitment to their safety.The President explained that the unstable situation in Venezuela has resulted in a surge in illegal migration, which in itself, has the potential to open avenues for illegal activities such as gun-running and narco-trafficking.In 2015, the Government of Guyana requested then UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to take steps toward resolving the controversy. In 2016, as a consequence of a stalemate on the matter, the outgoing Ban Ki-moon agreed with his successor, António Guterres, to continue to use the Good Offices Process until the end of 2017 as a means of arriving at a settlement.That process expired in 2017-year end. It was ruled that the matter will engage the attention of the International Court of Justice, where a panel of distinguished Judges will hear Guyana’s case in The Hague, Netherlands based court. Government is currently making preparations for this.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

AFC official threatens to shut down NEC with injunction

first_img– unless list revised to include wife as delegateThe Alliance For Change (AFC) National Executive Conference (NEC) is expected to be hosted on June 15, but internal tensions within the party and pressure of an injunction to halt the proceedings could see this date being pushed back.AFC member Imran KhanAccording to reports reaching this publication, this pressure emanated from AFC member and Director of the Department of Public Information, Imran Khan. According to a well-placed source, the non-selection of Khan’s wife, Tamara Khan, as a delegate is at the centre of the tension.Reports indicate that Khan informed executives of his intention to seek an injunction to halt the NEC if she was not added on the list. Efforts to contact Khan on Sunday to get his response to the reports were futile.When contacted on Sunday to confirm the reports, AFC General Secretary Marlon Williams was unaware of the developing situation. However, AFC executive member and Head of the WFC, Beverly Alert, when contacted revealed in a brief interview that the executive is handling the situation. What is unlikely, she noted, is the party giving in to threats.“I can tell you, the management committee, of which I’m a part, did receive messages from Mr Khan along those lines. But the matter is being handled… I don’t see the management committee giving in to any threats. But [we’re] examining processes, because we’re a democratic party and at the end of the day the democratic process will be subscribed to.”She explained that before someone is added to the list of representatives, the names must be selected at the regional level. “In this case, Khan’s name was not submitted by Region Four.”Much will be at stake for the AFC at this conference. For some time, there has been speculation from political analysts about divisions in the party, with some members supporting Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to return as President David Granger’s running mate at the next General and Regional elections.However, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan at a press conference in May announced that he will be challenging his colleague for the post of Prime Minister at the upcoming national conference.According to the Public Security Minister, if elected, he would be “up to the task”. He had informed the media that the selection of leadership in the AFC is based on democratic principles which are nothing new to political parties locally and internationally.“I have already indicated my interest. There are others I am certain who will indicate their interests. And so it is going to be interesting and it is good to have instead of political parties, the regular rivalry between leaders that you would have in the democracies…so yes, we will be looking forward for it and that will be decided there at the national conference,” Ramjattan had said.Minister Ramjattan had noted that the electoral process at the upcoming conference will be the deciding factor as to who be running as the prime ministerial candidate at the next General And Regional Elections.“The prime ministerial candidate is generally made at the national conference. And I rather suspect that our next national conference there will be a recommendation as to who will be the PM.”Earlier in January last, President Granger was endorsed by his party, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R), to run for a second term as President.In fact, the PNC/R – the larger partner in five-party A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – officially threw its support behind its leader via a letter from General Secretary Amna Ally.In accordance with the 2015 ‘deal’ in the form of a Cummingsburg Accord between the two parties, AFC was supposed to have the prime ministerial position while the presidential post goes to the APNU.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 0

Struggling UCLA falls to Arizona St.

first_imgBASEBALL San Diego St. 12, USC 11: Joe Spiers’ infield single in the bottom of the ninth innning gave the Aztecs (6-4) the victory over the visiting Trojans (7-5). Grant Green went 3 for 6 with two RBIs and J.J. Owen had a career-high four RBIs for USC with two doubles and a three-run homer. UCLA 7, E. Carolina 6: Pinch-hitter Cody Decker hit a three-run double during a four-run sixth inning as the Bruins (6-4) swept the three-game series from the Pirates (2-4). Wichita State 3, Pepperdine 2: Junior left-hander Rob Musgrave allowed one run over seven-plus innings to lead the Shockers (1-2) to the victory over the Waves (7-3) at Malibu. Right fielder Donald Brown drove in both runs for the Waves. Wash. St. 6, CSUN 1: Nick Ison and Steve Kost combined on a three-hitter to lead the Cougars (2-1) past the Matadors (8-6) at Matador Field. Amiel Traynum went 2 for 2 for CSUN. Briann January had a career-high 22 points, nineassists and six steals to lead Arizona State to an 80-69 victory over UCLA on Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. Emily Westerberg and Danielle Orsillo added 12points apiece for the Sun Devils (25-3, 15-2), who used their sixth consecutive victory to remain a half-game behind first-place Stanford in the Pacific-10 Conference race. Arizona State also set single-season team records for most conference victories and regular-season victories. Noelle Quinn had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (13-15, 7-9), who have lost four of five. center_img SOFTBALL UCLA 12, Wright St. 2: Kaila Shull hit two home runs and had four RBIs, and Lisa Dodd added a home run and three RBIs as the Bruins (7-4) hit a school-record seven home runs and closed out the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas with a victory over Wright State (0-6). The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule. UCLA went 4-1 in the tournament. CSUN loses two: The Matadors lost to top-ranked Tennessee 9-0 and Hawaii 7-2 on the final day of the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas. Tennessee’s Monica Abbott no-hit the Matadors (2-7-1), walking three batters and striking out 19. CSUN went 2-3 in the tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

January 11, 2020 0

Newcastle’s next manager: five McClaren replacements to get excited about

first_img 5 4. Nigel Pearson (Southampton, Hull City, Leicester City) – Pearson is no stranger to masterminding Premier League survival, having led Leicester City to safety in spectacular fashion at the end of last season. Claudio Ranieri may be stealing the limelight for the Foxes’ rise to the top of England’s top flight, but his predecessor’s work mustn’t be overlooked. The 52-year-old also has previous experience at St James’ Park, having been assistant to Glenn Roeder and Sam Allardyce in 2006. Steve McClaren is closing in on an exit from Newcastle United.Reports at the weekend claimed McClaren could be dismissed by Mike Ashley, should his side fail to beat Bournemouth at the weekend.Having suffered defeat in the clash, the 54-year-old may soon to discover his fate, with the manager himself stating after the loss that he would not quit, leaving the decision to others.The Guardian report that directors are currently holding crisis talks over their current boss’ future and who they could bring in to replace him.But, if the Magpies do wield the axe, who could be in contention to take his place in the St James’ Park dugout and attempt to lead them to Premier League safety?Take a look at five managers that may be on Ashley’s wish list by clicking the arrow above, right. 5 1. David Moyes (Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad) – According to The Guardian, the former Everton and Manchester United manager is ‘extremely interested’ in the position on Tyneside. His experience with the Toffees, in particular, could be a major reasoning for Newcastle’s interest. Against all the odds, Moyes guided Everton to Premier League safety in 2004, and since then they have largely been comfortable in the top flight. 3. Rafael Benitez (Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid) – Just seven months into a three-year deal, at the beginning of January this year, Florentino Perez called time on the Spaniard’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu after an underwhelming start to Real Madrid’s season. Since then, he has been out of work. Now, though, Newcastle could be preparing a move for the former Chelsea and Liverpool manager. 5. Harry Redknapp (Bournemouth, West Ham, Southampton, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR) – read all about it, then click the arrow above to discover four more contenders to replace McClaren, in order of most likely to be appointed – According to the Express, Redknapp is considered a temporary option and could be employed on an interim basis until the end of the season. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has been out of work since quitting Queens Park Rangers over health concerns in February 2015, and could be open to a return to the Premier League on a short-term contract. 5 5 2. Brendan Rodgers (Watford, Reading, Swansea City, Liverpool) – The Northern Irishman was heavily criticised by Liverpool supporters throughout his two and a half seasons at Anfield, but one man who reportedly admired his work on Merseyside is Mike Ashley. At the end of February, Rodgers revealed his desire to return to management in the summer – could Newcastle chiefs persuade him to make an earlier comeback? It could take a very lucrative offer for him to agree a move to a relegation-threatened side, however. 5last_img read more

December 30, 2019 0

Serena earns Sweet 16th at Aussie Open

first_img Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport got a tough workout from Karolina Sprem before advancing with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory. Davenport was consistent, winning 80 percent of points on her first serve, firing six aces, hitting 18 winners and playing what she described as “nice contained tennis.” “It was a really tough match,” she said. “I knew she definitely had the ability to be dangerous, and that was the best that she’s played against me. “I felt like I was hitting the ball well, just not quite hitting my spots.” French Open champion and eighth-seed Justine Henin-Hardenne moved on with a 7-6 (2), 6-1 win over Hana Sromova, who badly turned her right ankle after the second game of the second set and lost the next five games. Davenport next plays 25th-seeded Maria Kirilenko, who had a 7-6 (1), 6-4 win over fellow Russian Galina Voskoboeva. No. 4 Maria Sharapova faced American Ashley Harkleroad in a later match. On the men’s side, No. 7 Ivan Ljubicic, No. 8 Guillermo Coria, No. 11 David Ferrer and No. 18 Mario Ancic advanced. No. 13 Robby Ginepri failed to reproduce his successful marathon efforts of the U.S. Open, falling in five sets to German qualifier Denis Gremelmayr after leading by two sets and 3-0. Gremelmayr won six of the last seven games in the third set en route to a comeback 2-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory. On Tuesday, Martina Hingis returned to Rod Laver Arena a little older, a little stronger and a little wiser, easily winning her first match in Melbourne since 2002 over Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 6-2. Men’s winners Tuesday included top-ranked Roger Federer and No. 3 Lleyton Hewitt, the home favorite who had to rally to beat the Czech Republic’s Robin Vik in five sets. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MELBOURNE, Australia — Defending champion Serena Williams won her 16th consecutive match at the Australian Open early today, taking less than an hour to beat Camille Pin 6-3, 6-1 and advance to the third round. Andy Roddick beat South Africa’s Wesley Moodie 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a no-nonsense, 1-hour, 48-minute match. Roddick had 30 winners and only nine unforced errors against Moodie. The American got 62 percent of his first serves into play and won 85 percent of those points, allowing Moodie only one chance at a breakpoint in the match. Two days after scraping past China’s Li Na in the first round, Williams lost her opening service game to Pin, who is ranked 130th. But the seven-time Grand Slam singles champ recovered and overpowered Pin, winning six straight games to take the first set in 25 minutes. Williams dropped her serve again in the second set, but broke Pin four times and finished with 30 winners against only six for the French player. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It’s never as easy as it looks,” Williams said. “I’m just happy to be getting through the rounds.” The narrow win over 52nd-ranked Li and the surprising first-round loss by older sister Venus was motivation for Williams on Vodafone Arena. “I definitely had some things I wanted to work on today, so it was cool,” she said. Williams won the Australian Open in 2003 and 2005, missing the 2004 event because of injuries. “The last two times I played here, I did really well,” she said. “I’m just hoping to keep it up.” last_img read more

December 29, 2019 0


first_imgA CO Donegal man has made legal history after being cleared of drink-driving – despite being TWICE the legal drink drive limit.Lee Gibson (24) from Fr Arnold Terrace in Manorcunningham had fought the case against him at Buncrana District Court on the grounds that his rights had been infringed when handcuffed by Gardaí.Mr Gibson was stopped in the car park of Lidl in Buncrana on September 13 last year. Garda Tom Duggan said he had gone to the car park after reports that a damaged vehicle was in the area. Mr Gibson was arrested, handcuffed and taken to Buncrana Garda Station where a reading of 80mg/ml was recorded – the limit is 35.Solicitor Frank Dorrian however challenged the legality of the Garda behaviour on the day, saying his client should never have been handcuffed in the first place.Under cross-examination from Mr Dorrian, Garda Duggan claimed he had arrested Mr Gibson because he had tried to run away.But Mr Dorrian said that both the sworn statement of the garda and his notebook had never referred to Mr Gibson “running” from the scene.In fact, said the solicitor, both statements had said Mr Gibson was walking away from the car. Mr Dorrian put it to Garda Duggan that he had said his client was “staggering.”He wanted to know how it was possible for Mr Gibson to be running, walking and staggering all at the same time.Under re-examination by Inspector David Murphy, the garda said he had handcuffed Mr Gibson on health and safety grounds.But Mr Dorrian – using case law from another case (DPP v Cullen) – objected to the legality of the arrest in the first place.He said it was clear that Mr Gibson had in fact been compliant at all times with gardai. He had never tried to flee the scene.Mr Gibson hadn’t tried to “run away” as had been claimed – and this wasn’t in any Garda statement.Under the law a Garda can only handcuff someone when there was “a real and reasonably held belief” that someone was fleeing the scene.Mr Gibson, he said, was not.Mr Gibson had not run away, nor attempted to run away.Judge Paul Kelly agreed with the defence solicitor’s argument saying he found it “unusual” that gardai would claim in court that someone had tried to flee a scene but had not stated the same thing in either the notebook or in a subsequent statement.Judge Kelly dismissed the case.‘DRINK-DRIVER’ CLEARED AFTER BEING ILLEGALLY HANDCUFFED IN DONEGAL LEGAL PRECEDENT was last modified: April 13th, 2014 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:buncranaDistrict CourtDorrianGardaiJudge Paul Kellylegal historySolicitor Frank Dorrianlast_img read more

December 28, 2019 0

Bus driver who broke limit for safety of children has conviction overturned

first_imgA Clonmany school bus driver who was convicted of speeding with 43 schoolchildren on board has had his conviction overturned.Denis Doherty had been convicted of speeding at Tullyarvan, Buncrana in March, 2015. Mr Doherty of Gaddyduff, Clonmany said he broke the speed limit to ensure the safety of his passengers on his bus and to avoid an accident after overtaking a slow-moving tractor.After hearing the evidence in the case Judge John Aylmer described Mr. Doherty as a “careful and experienced driver”.Denis Doherty was convicted of breaking the speed limited at Buncrana District Court on the 12th May 2016.Judge John Aylmer stated that Mr. Doherty broke the speed limit out of necessity and that the conviction should not stand and he allowed the Appeal.Judge Aylmer also stated that “it was a textbook example of where the Defence of Necessity occurs”.Garda detected Mr. Doherty’s school bus registration number 00 LS 4143 travelling at a speed of 69km/hour in a 50km zone.Garda indicated that the speed detection device had a view of 150 metres and was located near an area called Pillar Park.He stated that the bus was travelling on its correct side and that Mr. Doherty was stopped and his details were taken.A Garda witness said he could not see the overtaking manoeuvre of the bus and what occurred thereafter due to a bend in the road.Mr. Peter Nolan B.L., was instructed by Mr Ray Lannon, solicitor, of Michael D White and Co of Carndonagh.In cross-examination, Mr Nolan ascertained from the Garda that he was in position near Pillar Park, Buncrana using a hand-held speed detection device. The Garda confirmed that he did not see Mr. Doherty overtaking the tractor.Mr. Nolan put it to the Garda that there were 10 cars behind Mr. Doherty’s bus and that he saw cars coming from the Buncrana direction and that he sped up to allow the cars to pull in behind the bus and the tractor to avoid a crash. The Garda indicated that he could not see this part of the road.He agreed that there was no hard shoulder on that part of the road where Mr. Doherty stated he had to overtake the slow-moving tractor and accelerate to avoid an accident. The Garda also agreed that Mr. Doherty had a clean record as a bus driver.In his evidence Mr. Doherty outlined to the Court that on the 27th March 2015 he was driving a school bus from an area known as “The Parish” Buncrana to Cockhill School at approximately 9.00am. He stated that he was driving a school bus with 43 schoolchildren on board. He said he travelled the route for the past 5 years.He said there were two cars ahead of his bus and a slow moving tractor ahead of the two cars with a round bale on the back of it. He said he travelled a quarter of a mile on a continuous white line and the two cars overtook the tractor.Mr. Doherty gave evidence that he waited until he approached a broken white line to safely overtake the tractor further up the road at an area called Slavery, Buncrana.He stated that when he overtook the tractor, he could see in his rear view mirror that a number of cars behind him followed the bus in overtaking the slow moving tractor.He said that he then saw traffic coming in the opposite direction from Buncrana and that in order to avoid an accident he was forced to speed up to let the vehicles behind him pull in safely between his bus and the tractor which he had overtaken.He stated that if he hadn’t done what he did there would have been a pile up with a possible loss of life and that his main concern was for the safety of the school children on his bus. He said he had to create a gap between the bus and the tractor for the safety of the 43 children on the bus.The cars behind all went like sheep out of a gap. He said had no choice in the matter and was necessary for him to do what he did. Mr. Doherty told the Court that Garda Tully did a very professional job and outlined that he was given a breath test and no alcohol was involved.A report was prepared for the court by Mr. David McLaughlin, Civil Engineer and Mr. Doherty confirmed that once he passed out the tractor the cars behind his bus started to pull out and that he increased his speed to enable cars behind him to pull in between the bus and the tractor in order to avoid an accident and threaten the safety of his passengers.Mr. Doherty said that he did what the Road Safety Authority and his continuing professional competence training trained him to do. He stated “I prevented an accident”.Under cross-examination from Mr. Ciaran Liddy State Solicitor, Mr. Doherty confirmed that he recalled chatting to the Garda witness and that the incident happened 300 metres back up the road.Mr. Doherty said that there was a bend on the road and the Garda wouldn’t have seen the overtaking manoeuvre nor his acceleration. Having accelerated to avoid an accident Mr. Doherty was detected by the Garda of having driven at 69km/hour in a 50km zone.Mr. Doherty did not deny that he had driven at this speed but gave evidence that he was a professional driver and his job was to ensure the safety of the children on board his bus and that if hadn’t speeded up to let the other vehicles pull in safely behind his bus, that there would have been a pile up.Civil Engineer David McLaughlin confirmed that he was familiar with the road and confirmed to Mr. Nolan B.L. that there was no hard shoulder on the stretch of road where the incident occurred and that the road was too narrow for Mr. Doherty’s bus to pull in safely.In his submission to the Court, Mr. Nolan BL raised the Defence of Necessity and cited from English case law together with Irish and English Legal textbooks on Criminal Law.Mr. Nolan BL also referred to the case of US Airlines pilot Chelsey Sullenberger who landed his aeroplane on the Hudson river in New York in 2009 out of necessity after the engines of the aeroplane were struck by a flock of birds.Mr. Nolan said that the pilot took the lesser of two evils. He also outlined to the Court that Mr. Doherty saw a danger which endangered the safety of the children and that he speeded up to allow other cars to fit in between the bus and the tractor and that the evidence would not contradict it.Mr. Nolan submitted to the Court that English Law and the Irish Constitution confirmed that the Defence of Necessity must exist and that Mr. Doherty’s case was “on all fours” with the limitations on the Defence of Necessity.Judge Aylmer ruled that he was satisfied that Mr Nolan’s submission was a correct interpretation of the law of Necessity in the Irish jurisdiction. He ruled that the constitution must allow for the Defence of Necessity in Irish Law and Irish Law cannot countenance a man being convicted where there was a real and pressing danger and in circumstances where he made a proportionate response to the situation in which he found himself.He ruled that the evidence was not contested by the Garda and that he didn’t see what Mr. Doherty saw with the cars overtaking the tractor and that Garda Tully was oblivious to what Mr. Doherty said happened.He outlined that Garda Tully wouldn’t have seen what Mr. Doherty saw and that there was a slow moving tractor and that cars had passed it out after Mr. Doherty’s bus had done so.Judge Aylmer said that Mr. Doherty was a careful and experienced driver and that he saw what was happening ahead of him and all this occurred before the Garda’s checkpoint and he increased his speed from 50km/hour to 69km/hour to allow the overtaking cars behind him to pull in safely between the bus and the tractor.Judge Aylmer further stated that “It was a textbook example of where the Defence of Necessity occurs”. He concluded by stating that one must be allowed to break the speed limit in a case where breaking the speed limit was justified in order to avoid an accident and that the law would be an ass if an increase in speed wasn’t allowed in order to avoid an accident.He accepted Mr. Nolan’s legal submission and reaffirmed that what Mr. Doherty did was out of necessity and the conviction should not stand and the Appeal was allowed.Bus driver who broke limit for safety of children has conviction overturned was last modified: July 30th, 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:bus driverCarndonaghcourtdonegallast_img read more

December 27, 2019 0


first_imgDONEGAL’S GAA girls are following in the footsteps of the men – by picking up All-Star awards.Seven Donegal girls have been selected for the Kukri Ulster Post Primary All-Stars Squad.Included in the panel are Nicole Mc Laughlin (Loreto Letterkenny), Amber Barrett (Loreto Milford), Sarah Jane Mc Donald (Moville Community College), Kaneshia Mc Kinney (Loreto Letterkenny), Rose Boyle (Loreto Letterkenny) and Shannon Mc Groddy (Loreto Milford). They are all pictured above.A fantastic achievement for all of them. LADIES GAA: DONEGAL’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN PICKED TO REPRESENT ULSTER was last modified: January 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LADIES GAA: DONEGAL’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN PICKED TO REPRESENT ULSTERlast_img read more

December 27, 2019 0

Poly takes control in second half for victory

first_img The Marauders (2-1-1) gave the packed home-field crowd a thrill, grabbing the initial lead in the game and going into the locker room at halftime tied at 10-10. Mira Mesa took a 2-0 lead over the Jackrabbits (3-1). For the second week in a row, a Poly snap on a punt sailed over Matt Kromminga’s head and out of the end zone, this one with 4:34 left in the first quarter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Poly came back to take the lead on its second possession of the second quarter. On the second play of the drive, quarterback Millicent Olawale found Travon Patterson behind the secondary. Patterson initially stretched out but couldn’t hold on, but as he fell to his back the ball landed on top of him and he cradled it for the score. The Jackrabbits took a 10-2 lead on the next possession when Kromminga was good on a 28-yard field goal with 5:22 left in the half. Mira Mesa answered back, driving 80 yards on 12 plays. Four completions by Boise State-bound quarterback Michael Coughlin played a big part in the drive, as well as a controversial holding call on a punt, which allowed the Marauders to maintain possession when the drive appeared stalled. Running back Anthony Walker capitalized, diving in from the 1 with 28 seconds left in the half. Poly held Mira Mesa to minus-4 yards rushing in the first half. The difference was in the second half when the Jackrabbits scored a pair of unanswered touchdowns for the victory. Fenika Enosa scored the first on a 2-yard play-action pass from Olawale with four seconds left in the third quarter. The final score came on a 7-yard run by Ryan Smith with 4:54 left to play. The Jackrabbits defense dominated, sacking Coughlin eight times for minus-62 yards. Jurray Casey and Kenny Rowe led the charge with a pair of solo sacks each. “The only thing I can criticize our defense about is giving up three first downs on third-and-longs,” Poly coach Raul Lara said. “We can’t give up third-and-14s. We have to be smart and make the tackle.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SAN DIEGO — The Poly High Jackrabbits bounced back from last week’s disappointing loss to Bellevue, Wash., by scoring a pair of unanswered second-half touchdowns to beat San Diego County’s No. 2-ranked team, Mira Mesa, 24-10, on Saturday night. But the victory didn’t come easy. last_img read more

December 25, 2019 0