Chef who was swerving across road is banned for three years

first_imgA chef who was swerving from right to left on a road in Letterkenny has been banned from driving for three years after pleading guilty to drink driving.David Tulio appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The court heard that Garda Grainne McLoone was traveling down Lower Main Street in Letterkenny on October 10th last when she saw a Nissan Kashqai driving slowly.The driver failed to indicate going right up Convent Road and was then swerving from right to left on the road.Tulio, of Thornberry, Letterkenny was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station when he was found positive for drink driving.Mr Tulio, who has no previous convictions, said he was a chef working in Dungloe.Judge Paul Kelly fined the accused man €200 and banned him from driving for three years.He postponed the driving ban until April 13th next year.Chef who was swerving across road is banned for three years was last modified: October 14th, 2019 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)last_img read more

South Africa can be a leader in sport for social change

first_imgBeyond Sport is a UK organisation that can help young men and women apply the skills and values they learn through playing sport to all aspects of their lives. • Ellis uses sport to build a better world • Promising future for South African football• Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust has changed lives • Dreamfields changes lives• Women’s sport in the spotlight with gsportShamin ChibbaNelson Mandela once said that sport had the power to change the world, to inspire, and to unite people in a way little else did. These words of the late statesman echoed through the 2014 Beyond Sport Summit and Awards held in Johannesburg between 28 and 30 October.Beyond Sport, a global non-profit organisation that promotes the use of sport to create positive social change, used the event to explore ways in which sport could be used to tackle a range of issues affecting society, such as HIV/Aids, poverty and even bullying. It was the second time the event was held in South Africa; the first was in Cape Town in 2011. According to Nick Keller, Beyond Sport’s founder, the event returned to our shores because the country had the potential to become the world leader in using sport for social change.“The South African sports industry is very vibrant and passionate,” said Keller. “With that vibrancy and the support of the business world, against the context of social issues here, you have a fantastic opportunity to become a world leader of sport for social change. So for us to come down here really takes us to the heart of where we believe sport for social change can have the greatest impact.”Among the speakers at the event was former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United legend, Lucas Radebe. Speaking to Media Club South Africa at the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto, Radebe said that as a Beyond Sport ambassador, he aimed to pass on to the youth the values he had grown up with and even had learned during his playing career. The footballer espouses discipline, a good work ethic and, most of all, honesty: “In my career, I played for four teams, and one of the values I learned was honesty. I was honest to each and every team. I never went from one club to another.”He said the recent killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa could be related to a lack of values and role models. Sportsmen and women today had a big responsibility in that they needed to carry the values they learned into every aspect of their lives. “We need to see more of the current players being the role models, exercising the values on and off the field of play. Every weekend the kids are watching and they want to play like [Bafana Bafana footballer] Rivaldo Coetzee.”The Meyiwa tragedy did not bode well for the image of South Africa, Radebe added. “We are trying to make our country safe for tourists and foreign businesspeople who want to come and improve our country, invest in our country. [The killing] doesn’t paint a great picture outside of South Africa. This is something we have to learn from and engage ourselves to make sure it doesn’t happen to the future leaders of this country.” Former Bafana Bafana captain, Lucas Radebe, was this year’s Beyond Sport ambassador. He said more role models are needed to inspire young sportsmen and women. (Image Shamin Chibba)Radebe’s purposeRemembering where he came from – Diepkloof in Soweto – had forged his path through life, Radebe said. Being a footballer during South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy had sharpened his career. “It moulded me into who I am in terms of values and withstanding challenges and being hungry for success.”Having achieved so much at international and club levels, he was now focused on creating opportunities for young professional footballers. “I want to bring guidance as well as knowledge of what football can do to change one’s life and [affect] you as an individual and society.”Origins of Beyond SportKeller was not much of an academic during his adolescence. He describes himself as a poor student, who “didn’t understand what people were talking about in class”. But he did understand what happened on the playing field. “I found solace on the rugby pitch, the tennis court, the swimming pool, the hockey field, any place that took me out of that place of discomfort, which was the classroom, where I felt a lesser self than I did on the sports field,” he said.The lessons he learned as a sportsman led to his founding of Beyond Sport in 2009; Keller decided to use sport as a tool for social change when he noticed that no one else was doing so. He called on Barclays Bank for support and it agreed immediately. “We knew that sport could be a very good protagonist for the corporate world to engage.”He said the biggest issue facing humanity at the moment was the growing young population. As a result, the youth was the most excluded group of people, the most unemployed and the ones suffering from poor education.Beyond Sport’s purpose was to find a way to engage with these young people. “The same conversation has to happen in London, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and in the smaller villages and towns,” said Keller. “This movement towards urban environments is putting young people in peril and making them more excluded. The challenge is much the same worldwide. Because as we all move to urban environments, we all face urban problems.” The Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto hosted the second day of the Beyond Sport Summit, which featured a number of workshops on issues ranging from HIV/Aids to youth development in cricket. (Image: Shamin Chibba) Calling on business to helpBeyond Sport, Keller said, was sending the message to corporates that they needed to be a part of society and that they could help to create positive change while meeting their business objectives. “We are of the view that the Barclays and Absas of this world can help to drive their business and create more sustainable change. And what we see is that not all profit is equal. Profit that drives social change is of more interest to us than anything else.”Philanthropy had changed in that it was no longer just about corporate social responsibility, when companies felt obliged to help society and felt good about themselves for doing so. Nowadays, he said, businesses wanted to understand the impact they were having on the people they were helping.In South Africa, philanthropy sat between corporate social responsibility, Keller said, and what he called shared value, which allowed companies to make a tangible impact on society. “With corporate social responsibility we have always seen profit as an apple, and a bite out of that apple. But what we are interested in is a company engaging in social change that can grow the size of the apple itself.”This idea of shared value was driving Barclays in the United Kingdom to try to get five million young men and women employed and their life skills improved. “It shows a great understanding that if Barclays can support that many people [it] will also have more customers, more prosperous customers and [its] desire to help people achieve their ambitions in the right way is going to help [the bank to] drive business as well.”The summit and awards have been taken to London, Chicago and Cape Town. Speakers at past events have included David Beckham, Muhammad Ali, Francois Pienaar and Tony Blair.last_img read more

Why are there sheep floating in Boston Harbor?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two large sheep made from packing peanuts and coated with a white acrylic latex coating spent six weeks floating on a 12-by-12-foot chunk of artificial turf in Boston Harbor this fall.“My hope is that this floating sculptural installation sparks exploration, discussion, and interpretation of current issues,” wrote the artist behind the project, Hilary Zelson, on her website.The artwork is called “Who wears wool” and is meant to honor the area’s history of wool trade and point out the modern shift to using synthetic materials instead of natural wool. Zelson’s work can be found on her Instagram account.last_img

Saina should aim for nothing less than gold: Aparna Popat

first_imgIndia’s top shuttler Saina Nehwal should aim for nothing less than fetching the country its first women’s gold medal at next month’s Delhi Commonwealth Games, according to her predecessor Aparna Popat.”She has to go for the gold medal. Nothing less will do. I don’t think anyone can beat her (to the singles title),” said Aparna who carved a niche twelve years ago when the Games were first held in the Asian continent – in Malaysia.”I expect some challenge from players of Malaysia and Singapore, but not much. They may reach the semis but I feel Saina has the best chance (to win the gold). Not only me but every one would be disappointed if she does not clinch the (women’s singles) gold medal,” the former shuttler told PTI.India have never won a gold medal in women’s singles in past Games. Both their badminton singles gold medals have been fetched by men – Prakash Padukone in 1978 at Edmonton (Canada) and the late Syed Modi in 1982 at Brisbane (Australia).The 32-year-old Aparna, administrative manager of Indian Oil, won a silver medal when she lost to Kelly Morgan of Wales in the final of the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998. She also helped the women’s team win the bronze.Aparna, who went on to win another individual bronze in the next Games at Manchester and lost in the quarter finals of the Melbourne Games four years ago before retiring from the shuttle game, expects a haul of at least four badminton medals from the October 3-14 Games.advertisementAparna feels India also have a very good chance to strike gold in all the three doubles events.”Jwala (Gutta) and (V) Diju have a good chance in mixed doubles. Sanave (Thomas) and Rupesh (Kumar) (men’s) as well as Jwala and Ashwini (Ponnappa) (women’s) – all have good chance.In fact everyone has a good chance,” said Aparna who foresees a clutch of medals for the hosts in badminton.”We should aim for four-plus medals. They need to play well,” said the former eight-time national singles champion.Talking about her own experience at the three CWGs she took part in, Aparna said mingling with the Indian cricket team and staying in the same apartment complex with the cricketers was a memorable experience in Kuala Lumpur.”That was my first multi-discipline event. The Indian cricket team was there. They were staying above us in the same building. Sachin Tendulkar was there and Anil Kumble came to the badminton hall to see a few matches we played. It was a memorable experience,” she recalled.Aparna said India had a pretty big badminton team as the format was different with the men’s and women’s team championships were held separately unlike the current mixed one.The former shuttle queen said she did not expect to win the silver in that edition.”I still remember the final against Kelly, who at that time, was playing very well even against the top players of the world. The first game was close and there was a debatable line call. I went there expecting to play well, put my best foot forward, that’s all,” she said.Aparna said the coaching camp at Bangalore prior to the 1998 Games and shuttle legend Prakash’s presence as coach helped the team a lot in clinching four medals at Kuala Lumpur.”We had Prakash Padukone as coach and had a camp in Bangalore prior to the Games. There was lot of team spirit and camaraderie. We gelled well as a team and got four medals,” she remembered.Aparna feels the standard of badminton in Commonwealth Games is considerably less than what a player encountered in the World Championships and Olympic Games or even the Asian Games.”The levels are lower than what players encounter in the world championships or even at the Asian Games because badminton is a strong suit among Asian countries,” she said.last_img read more

London Olympics: Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos wins gold in women’s road race

first_imgDutch cyclist Marianne Vos took the gold in the women’s road race on Sunday after leading a three-rider breakaway that took all the medals at the London Olympics on Sunday. Lizzie Armitstead was second for Britain with Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya took the bronze after the trio broke away from the peloton in the last hour of the race.Vos now has two Olympic gold medals after winning the points race in the velodrome in Beijing four years ago.For Britain, Armitstead’s silver is a consolation after the highly-rated men’s team led by Mark Cavendish failed to come close to the medals on Saturday.The result meant that both the men’s and women’s road races were decided by breakaways rather than a bunch sprint.Breakaways are more likely to be successful at the Olympics, where riders are not allowed the radios they use at other major events, making it harder for the peloton to judge the necessary pace to reel in escapees.last_img read more

Mourinho: Maybe it’s better to holiday in Barbados

first_imgJose Mourinho has hit back at pundits who criticised his reaction to Marcus Rashford’s missed chance against Young Boys on Tuesday.The Manchester United manager turned to the crowd and shook his head after the 21-year-old passed up an opportunity early on in the Champions League clash at Old Trafford.The Portuguese’s reaction sparked criticism from Gary Lineker, who tweeted : “Turn to the crowd and your own bench and shake your head in disgust at one of your own players, let alone a youngster. You just don’t do that as a coach.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Mourinho says his reaction was not aimed just at the 21-year-old forward, as he grew frustrated with his team until Marouane Fellaini scored an injury-time winner.“We don’t score enough goals but it is not about Marcus,” Mourinho told reporters. “It is about us as a team, it is very difficult for us to score goals but Marcus makes the movement, makes the runs, works hard when the team has the ball and doesn’t have the ball. “I can never, never blame a player because of missing chances. Can I have on the touchline – where not a lot of the ones that comment on football, they were there; not many of them were there – can myself or another manager have a reaction of frustration? “I would invite that people sit on the bench as managers, but I think maybe it is better to have lots of holidays in Barbados and go to the television screen and touch the electronic dummies, I think it is much more comfortable than being on the touchline like we managers are. “A proper football manager would never criticise another one because it’s deja vu for them. For the ones with a nice life it is different.”Mourinho then refused to be drawn into an argument with Paul Scholes when asked about the former midfielder’s claim that United should have won easily against the Swiss side.“I’m not going to comment on Mr Scholes. I’m not going to comment,” he said.last_img read more

Ancelotti on transfers and Coppa Italia hopes

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti is keen on landing a silverware at Napoli after admitting he has set his sights firmly on the Coppa Italia ahead of their Round of 16 match with SassuoloAncelotti is set to ring the changes ahead of the tie with Raul Albiol, Dries Mertens, Simone Verdi, and Marek Hamsik all unavailable“Allan and David Ospina won’t start tomorrow because they had permission from the club to stay in South America a little longer, so they haven’t trained much,” explained the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.This comes amid growing rumours of Paris Saint-Germain offering up to €80m for the Brazilian midfielder.“I am not afraid of losing Allan, as the club wants to remain competitive. We are just evaluating the possibility of loaning a player or two out, as Amin Younes and Vlad Chiriches are returning from injury and we don’t want the squad to be too large.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I don’t foresee any big moves in the January transfer market. Let’s not try to hide the fact Marko Rog is the most likely to be loaned out.”Napoli crashed out of the Champions League, but Ancelotti hopes to go far in the Coppa Italia, starting with Sassuolo.“We have a competitive squad and want to be ready on all fronts. I hope the stadium will be full, because a tournament with one-off games means you can go all the way with just a few victories.“This is one of the two competitions where we are on the same level as everyone else, whereas in Serie A we’ve got to make up the gap.“In the Coppa, it’s five games, so 450 minutes of football, that’s hardly an infinite sum. If we do well, we can aspire to lift the trophy. We’re underestimating nothing and we’re concentrated on this competition.”last_img read more

Marcelos wife hints at Juve switch

first_imgReal Madrid defender Marcelo could be the next in line to join Serie A giants Juventus next season following the capture of former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo last summerAccording to reports in Spain, Marcelo will wrap up a deal with the Old Lady if they make an offer in the winter transfer windowAnd the Brazilian’s wife Clarice Alves has fuelled transfer speculations about his husband’s move to Turin.“Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid farewell was bad for us”, she said (as reported by Calciomercato).Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We used to spend a lot of time together. I know his mum very well and I know Georgina too. She is marvellous.“My son is a very close friend with Junior, the son of Cristiano Ronaldo. His farewell from Madrid left us empty”.It’s reported that Madrid are not willing to let the Brazilian go for anything less than € 50 million.In addition to that, the Old Lady may only sign Marcelo if Alex Sandro is sold in the summer.last_img read more