Stranorlar hit-and-run Gardaí appeal after man left with broken ribs following crash

first_imgGardaí in Letterkenny are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run that occurred on Saturday in Stranorlar.The incident happened on Saturday evening close to Nena Models in the Twin Towns area.The van pulled out of Dunwiley and struck the passing car. The driver of the car, which had a five-year-old passenger on board, was left with broken ribs and a lot of bruising.The van failed to stop and drove off following the incident which took place around 8pm.The van, which was white in colour, struck the car so hard that it forced it into a spin which knocked down a nearby wall.Speaking to Donegal Daily yesterday (Mon), the man’s partner, Louise Thompson, appealed for anybody who may know who was driving the van to contact Gardai. Louise said: “Thankfully no one is too badly hurt but what kinda person does this? The car is written off and claiming off our own insurance hardly seems fair.“The guards say more than likely someone was drunk or with no insurance. That’s no help to us.“If we claim off our insurance it’ll probably go up €2000 at least a year. We have already paid over €3,000 for the insurance for the year.”Gardaí have urged witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage to come forward.The driver of the van has also been encouraged to make himself available to Gardaí. Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Stranorlar hit-and-run Gardaí appeal after man left with broken ribs following crash was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Warriors Looking Forward: DeMarcus Cousins expected to return this week

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *The Golden State Warriors visit the Denver Nuggets early this week but all the attention will be on the Friday-night matchup versus the Los Angeles Clippers. DeMarcus Cousins is expected to make his return to the court after recovering from an Achilles injury. With the return of Cousins, the Warriors will boast a starting lineup constructed of former all-stars …last_img

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Warriors postgame video: Kerr credits Durant for setting tone in win

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/19/bang_b54a8e7c-0ff2-47bb-966b-ece9f763146a”]Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team fed off Kevin Durant’s aggressiveness on the offenses side in Game 3 of their first-round NBA playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.Durant set the tone for the game scoring 27 points in the first half on his way to 38 points overall. Kerr said the strong start helped kick start the defensive side of the ball and the team kept focus avoiding a repeat of …last_img

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Getting Your Finances on Track

first_imgBy Auyanna McBride, AFCPE-FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship InternWorking and performing daily activities, service members sometimes lose track of their household expenses until they look at their bank account statement and the balance is lower than expected.  A great way for military families to keep track of what they are spending and establish a budget is to get some paper envelopes.  If they have family, tell them to give each family member their own separate envelope so that they can put all of their receipts into an envelope too.  Advise service members to keep receipts of every purchase including groceries, gas, movies, etc.   Whenever they pay for anything, they should write it down or get a receipt.  At the end of the two week or one month period, the military family should sit down and review their lists and/or receipts.  By going over the receipts together, they will see where their money is being spent.  If they need to prepare a budget, tracking their expenses will help determine some of the items they need to cut back on and where to make changes to develop a budget and/or stay on budget.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on August 23, 2013.last_img read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 8

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Forty-five games done, and it seems like the battle lines have already been drawn.Lyceum and San Beda have established control of the field, but the rest of the pack are not far behind, with leaders already gearing up for the homestretch of the eliminations come the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, we must first put the spotlight on the first round as last year’s Final Four teams took center stage and rounded out their schedules.Here’s our list of this week’s top performers. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT 5. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado could just carry so much for the Arellano.Despite the speedster’s best efforts, he still can’t stop the Chiefs from losing five of their last six games to finish the first round.One thing going Arellano’s way, though, is the week-long break, giving Salado, coach Jerry Codiñera, and the rest of the team to reassess their standing as they seek to make a huge run in the second round.6. Christian Buñag – C, Mapua Cardinals15 points, 21 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen one door closes, another one opens.Luckily for Christian Buñag, the injuries abound the Mapua lineup led to him racking up consistent double-doubles through the course of the first roundUnfortunately, those stats aren’t translating to wins, and Buñag needs more help to validate the numbers he’s pouring for the Cardinals.7. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnother strong showing from Jed Mendoza results to another win for JRU.The first-year playmaker has proven that he’s no one-game wonder, emerging as a solid contributor for Meneses’ rotation after the first round. 1. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work pays off, especially for Javee Mocon.Playing second fiddle behind leader Robert Bolick all season long, the versatile forward finally gained his share of the spotlight as he helped San Beda close out the first round on a seven-game winning streak.Mocon may not get the lion’s share of the limelight for the Red Lions, but there’s no doubt that his contributions are largely to blame for his side’s ascent this NCAA season.2. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way for Bolick to cap off the first round.Allowing his teammates to step up in the past few games, the swingman finally took the baton and torched the net early in San Beda’s 95-70 thumping of Arellano, getting his baskets in the first half to set the tone for the blowout.The game may have been billed as a Finals rematch, but just like in last year’s championship duel, Bolick remains to be the Chiefs’ bane and made the Red Lions no match for the opposition.3. Aaron Bordon – G, JRU Heavy Bombers17 points (8/14 FG), 4 assistsLast Week: N/AAaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Vergel Meneses continues to stumble on surprise contributors for Jose Rizal University, this time, unearthing Aaron Bordon.The transferee from Cavite State University stepped up and tallied a career-best 17 points to provide the offensive boost for the Heavy Bombers in their close 68-59 escape of Mapua.If Bordon sustains his form, it shouldn’t be a surprise that JRU can hold on to its standing and move on once again to the Final Four.4. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAaron BordonSlowly but surely, Donald Tankoua is getting his groove back.Evoking memories of last season’s Finals, the Cameroonian big man churned out his best outing in the first round as San Beda once again got the better of Arellano on Tuesday.The signs are promising, and if Tankoua continues this tear, there’s no doubt that the Red Lions can also sustain this winning run. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If Mendoza continues this stretch in the second round, things may continue looking up for the Heavy Bombers. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

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11 days agoWorried Barcelona eager to up Ansu Fati buyout clause

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Worried Barcelona eager to up Ansu Fati buyout clauseby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are eager to secure Ansu Fati to a new contract.While the 16 year-old sensation only penned pro terms last summer to 2023, there is a fear he could yet be tempted away.Fati’s current deal carries an ‘affordable’ buyout clause of €100m – so leaving Barca vulnerable to any hostile raid from a fellow European giant.As such, reports Mundo Deportivo, Barca want to reward the teen for his first team breakthrough with a pay-rise – and to also double his buyout clause to €200m.The new deals of fellow Barca youngsters Oriol Busquets and Juan Miranda boast the same buyout option. last_img read more

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A year after Ghomeshi verdict sexual violence experts see significant advances

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment There is no doubt public awareness of sexual violence has increased, and that politicians are paying attention, but the same problems still exist, says Isabel Grant, a law professor at the University of British Columbia.She points to the recent decision (now under appeal) by a Halifax judge to acquit a taxi driver of sexual assault despite the extreme intoxication of the complainant as just one example of how the criminal justice system is still failing.“There is so much work to be done,” says Grant. “I think we are at the beginning of it now . . . I don’t think we should feel smug.”Outside the courtroom, crucial supports for women through rape crisis organizations and shelters remain underfunded, and many women, especially from marginalized communities, still face overwhelming barriers to services and protection.“What are we doing for the most vulnerable women?” she says.Educator and activist Julie Lalonde says there is growing recognition from the public and politicians that sexual violence is a widespread and complicated issue — but she says it remains frustrating that it has taken so long to get to this point.“How many high-profile trials (or investigations) will it take for you not to be shocked all the time?” she says of politicians. “Front-line advocates have been talking about this for years . . . You are not listening.”Much of the focus over the past year has been on the criminal justice system, and judges in particular. A pilot program was introduced to provide four free hours of legal advice to sexual assault survivors. The Canadian Judicial Council recommended Camp be removed as a judge after a rare public inquiry. And judicial education is the focus of a fast-tracked federal bill proposing would-be judges undergo mandatory comprehensive training in sexual assault law. The bill also calls for reports on how many current judges participate in continuing education seminars on sexual assault law.There have been “halting but significant advances,” says Amanda Dale, the executive director of the Barbra Schlifer clinic for women experiencing violence, pointing to Camp’s resignation and public debate about ethically-questionable defence lawyer tactics.However, she says, there is a long way to go in removing the reliance on rape myths from investigations and cross-examinations.“Innocent until proven guilty and rigorous cross examination may never be a healing activity for survivors, but they should at least not be principles that justify discrimination and abuse,” she says.The federal government allocating funding to diversity training for judges is a positive step but the government also needs to do a better job of appointing diverse, well-qualified judges, says Gillian Hnatiw, a lawyer who specializes in sexual assault and harassment cases.But faith in the criminal justice system’s ability to properly handle sexual assault cases remains shaken.Hnatiw says she has seen an increase over the past year in the number of women coming forward to talk about their options beyond reporting their sexual assault to the police — whether it is pursuing a claim at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, going to the human rights tribunal, going to a regulatory body like the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, or suing their abuser in civil court.“I think women have become bolder about calling for change and calling out injustice when they see it,” she adds. “I think the Halifax decision is an example of how women are empowered to not just gnash their teeth anymore, but pick up the phone and complain. The Ghomeshi case didn’t make women angry, I think a lot of women were already angry and it was the spark that compelled them to start (speaking out).”In the year since the Ghomeshi verdict, the case’s most high-profile complainant Lucy DeCoutere has spent a lot of time thinking about alternative ways for sexual assault survivors to seek justice outside the criminal court system, like restorative justice programs.“It should be the safest thing,” she says of reporting a sexual assault to the police. “But the legal system is not a friend to you . . . The system is not there to help you. The system is there to go through motions that work as they have for hundreds of years and it takes a long time to turn that ship around.”Though she applauds women who do testify in court, she says the cost to her has been “too expensive for no payback.”By expensive she means not just the financial cost of therapy, but the cost to her health and her professional and social life.The toll of the case, the publicity, the online harassment and the emotionally exhausting conversations with well-meaning strangers left her seriously ill for eight months, she says, and she is only now improving.She is moving forward by educating the young people around her about consent and intimate-partner violence, so that they understand things she did not.“Kids are still being taught the bad guys are in the bushes.”By: Torstar News Service – Originally Published on Sun Mar 26 2017 The resignation of Robin Camp, the judge who asked a sexual assault complainant why she didn’t just keep her “knees together.”A judge who broke new ground by ordering a convicted rapist to pay his victim’s legal bill.The federal government putting $100 million toward a national strategy for preventing gender-based violence. Advertisement Despite a few positive steps in the past 12 months, including changes to tenant and workplace laws in Ontario, it’s important not to overstate progress and how challenging and multifaceted the problem remains, advocates and academics say.“Every time someone asks me how do I better support (a sexual assault survivor) I think we are moving forward,” says Farrah Khan, the co-ordinator of sexual violence education and support at Ryerson University.“But there are still so many women who are sexually assaulted and they still face so much victim-blaming.” Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: It has been a year since former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of sexually assaulting three women after a trial that led to national debate about the justice system’s handling of such cases, but sexual violence has remained in the spotlight. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Alberta tarsands project wins regulator approval despite Metis objections

first_imgThe Canadian PressCALGARY – A northern Alberta tarsands project has been approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator over the objections of local Indigenous people who say it will encroach on sacred lands and poses a risk to their drinking water.The 10,000-barrel-per-day steam-driven Rigel tarsands project proposed by privately held Prosper Petroleum Ltd. of Calgary is in the public interest, the AER said in a decision posted on its website.Construction is expected to cost $390 million, with an additional $50 million to be spent on drilling and completing wells before startup.“Our plan is to start construction in Q4 of this year and we believe we can have it built and in operation in 2020,” said Prosper CEO Brad Gardiner.The project is being built with the support of partner Petrolama Namur Oil Sands Energy, a subsidiary of Czech Republic-based Lama Energy Group, as its first investment in the tarsands, he said.The Fort McKay Metis Community Association board will meet to discuss the decision and to formulate a response, executive director Eddison Lee-Johnson said Wednesday.“It’s close to a sacred place, Moose Lake, which the community has used for centuries and continues to use and this project is definitely going to affect that traditional and cultural use,” he said.In hearings earlier this year, the Metis group and the Fort McKay First Nation told the three-member AER panel that they oppose the development because it would come as close as 1.5 km to Moose Lake.The panel wrote in its decision that it accepts that tarsands development has raised fears of a loss of connection with the land with Fort McKay residents.“The fear expressed is genuine. What is missing is evidence that the Rigel project itself will cause a loss of connection and relationship,” it wrote, explaining that the operating Sunshine Oilsands project and exploration projects by other companies are also located nearby.Social and economic issues and potential impacts on Indigenous and treaty rights were considered in its decision, the AER says in the decision.However, it added it could not consider whether government consultation was adequate. Nor could it account for a provincial proposal to create an access management plan for the Moose Lake area because that plan hasn’t been implemented.The Fort McKay First Nation said it isn’t surprised by the approval and has started legal action against the government of Alberta and the AER.“The AER interprets its mandate very narrowly with respect to protecting our rights as Cree and Dene people,” Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher said in a statement Monday night.“It dismissed the cumulative effects of the project and the constitutional promises made by the premiers of Alberta to enhance the protection of the Moose Lake area.”Prosper Petroleum, for its part, is committed to addressing its neighbours’ concerns, Gardiner said.“We have tried to design our project to minimize impact and their ability to practice traditional rights and we will continue to work with them as we go forward with the project,” he said.Canadian tarsands production is expected to rise by 58 per cent rise to 4.2 million barrels per day by 2035, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in its annual forecast released Tuesdoiay.The Rigel project would use steam injected into shallow horizontal wells to melt the heavy, sticky bitumen crude and allow it to drip into a parallel well to be pumped to the surface, where it would be transported by truck to a buyer or pipeline.It would employ up to six well-pads with eight well-pairs drilled from each pad, with an impact on 106 hectares of its total lease area of 768 hectares, and an expected production life of about 24 [email protected]@aptnnewslast_img read more

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The Sixers Still Have Growing Pains To Work Out

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Embed Code Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Dec. 21, 2017), Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss Kobe Bryant’s retirement ceremony and debate whether No. 8 Kobe or No. 24 Kobe is the Bryant they’d want on their team. Next, they break down the Philadelphia 76ers’ up-and-down season, taking a deep look at Ben Simmons and what he needs to do to improve his play. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on Kawhi Leonard’s return.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Chris wrote that Kobe may be the NBA’s last gunslinger.Neil and Chris on why the Sixers might be dominant sooner than we think.Neil made the case last season for Kawhi Leonard, MVP. read more

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More work to do Turner Lighty not satisfied with Big Ten title

Earlier in the year, junior David Lighty declared his goals for the remainder of the season. A regular season Big Ten Championship was a start, Lighty said, but the Buckeyes had their sights set even further. Tuesday night, Lighty and his teammates completed step one with a 73-57 win over Illinois — a win that earned OSU at least a share of the conference title. But not long after the celebration was over, Lighty spoke of what lies ahead. “Our hard work, right now, is paying off,” Lighty said. “We brought everything together, but it’s not over yet.”After more than a week off, the Buckeyes will return to the hardwood next week in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tournament. After navigating through a brutal conference schedule, overcoming an injury to junior Evan Turner and earning the No. 1 seed in the tournament, OSU should be a considerable favorite to win. The NCAA Tournament begins the following week and the Buckeyes will likely be a No. 3, or even a No. 2 seed. Turner said that, with everything his team has been through, they will enter the tournament season with the utmost confidence. “All this hard work we put in, always persevering through tough times,” Turner said. “All the stuff we did growing as a team and going through all the controversy we went through. It’s just amazing.”Turner has often said that, prior to this season, he has yet to accomplish anything of merit in an OSU uniform. As a possible top-five pick in this year’s NBA draft, he said he would hate to leave school without making his mark.As fellow junior Lighty said after Tuesday’s win, they’re on a mission to do just that. “We can’t leave without accomplishing anything,” Lighty said. “So far our mark was winning an NIT Championship [in 2008], losing in the Big Ten Championship and losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament [last year]. That leaves a sour taste in your mouth, and you don’t want to be remembered for that.”Whether or not Turner and Lighty make the mark they want when it’s all said and done, remains to be seen. But with a regular season title under their belt, their mark is no longer a losing one. They won’t leave Columbus as runner-ups or first-round NCAA losers. They’ll leave known at least as 2010 Big Ten Champions. For Turner, however, that isn’t quite enough.“It just feels great, but it’s not over yet,” Turner said. “We have a couple more trophies to worry about.” read more

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