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RAMELTON FATHER AND SON KILLED ON ICY ROAD WHICH WAS NOT GRITTED

first_imgA tragic father and son from Ramelton died after their car spun out of control on a part of the Derry road which not gritted.John Gallagher, 55, and his son Sean, 24, were travelling to City of Derry Airport when the accident happened at Carnamaddy, Burt on January 30th, 2010. Their Ford Mondeo hit an icy patch, spun around and then careered into the path of an oncoming car, an inquest had heard.A father and his only son were killed in a head-on collision on an icy road last winter because part of a road they were travelling on was not gritted, an inquest has heardDonegal coroner Dr John Madden said the men had suffered “unsurvivable” injuries. He offered sympathy to Mr Gallagher’s wife Hillary and daughters Aisling (23), Aoife (19) and Eilish (15).The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Dr Madden said he would send a copy of the inquest report to Donegal County Council. “We have heard a lot about cutbacks in council budgets and road gritting is unfortunately one of the casualties,” he added.“People should have a reasonable expectation that when they set out on a journey, the road will be fit for purpose.”Mr Gallagher, who was originally from Arranmore Island, was well known in the local community.The father and son were travelling to Derry Airport to leave Sean’s girlfriend back to England.She only discovered the awful tragedy when she landed.Ends RAMELTON FATHER AND SON KILLED ON ICY ROAD WHICH WAS NOT GRITTED was last modified: February 19th, 2011 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

US TV debut for Trevor Noah

first_imgAward-winning local stand-up comedianTrevor Noah will be the first SouthAfrican and African to appear onThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno.(Image: yomzansi.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Trevor Noah Bookings+27 11 726 7611RELATED ARTICLES• SA film wins international award • Shaken and stirred in Cape Town • The boy who sees in pictures • Mandela quotations book published Wilma den HartighAward-winning local stand-up comedian Trevor Noah will be the first South African – and African – to appear on the popular late-night American talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.A chance to perform a comedy act on The Tonight Show, which is watched by millions of people every day, is a major career break for Noah and puts the spotlight on South Africa’s comedy talent.He got lucky when he was spotted by the show’s scouts who were searching for talented performers to appear on the show. After a tough audition process, he was selected as one of the comedians to perform on the show.In an interview on Talk Radio 702, Noah says it is a great honour to appear on a show that has such a huge following in many countries.“Having this appearance on my credentials will put me head and shoulders above many comedians. Many American comedians haven’t even been on the show,” he says.Noah is in illustrious company, as other famous comedians who have appeared on The Tonight Show include Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Steven Wright, Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers.Telling the story of South AfricaNoah first made a name for himself performing for South African audiences and he has often been seen on stage with some of South Africa’s funniest people, such as Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering and the ever-popular Barry Hilton.Recently Noah became closely associated with mobile services provider Cell C, as its “customer experience officer”, a personality developed as part of the company’s new brand identity. His job was to represent consumers, keep the company on its toes and assist them in understanding the needs of their subscribers.He has also received awards for his ability to get people laughing. At the South African Comedy Awards in 2008 he was the winner in the Best Breakthough Act category.For the past six months, he has been touring the US, entertaining American audiences with his signature brand of stand-up comedy.He says that most of what he talks about, even to American audiences, is about South Africa. His act for The Tonight Show will be no different.“I love telling the story of South Africa whenever I travel the world. We have such an amazing history and telling my story, which is a tiny part of South Africa’s history, is a great joy for me,” he says.In an interview with South African-born arts and entertainment journalist Nadia Neophytou, on her blog Miss Ntertainment, Noah says that he also hopes to use the opportunity to showcase South African comedy, which he believes is of a high standard.“The truth is, there is good and bad comedy everywhere in world. In South Africa we have international quality comedy,” he says.In preparation for his appearance on the show, he has been performing at comedy clubs and shows across the US to perfect his five-minute set.“I have bouts of nervousness, but it is a great opportunity to be on a show like this. I am as ready as I can be,” he says.Trevor Noah’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show will air in the US tonight, and be broadcast on CNBC Africa (DStv channel 410) on Tuesday 10 January at 21:00.last_img read more

10 months agoMourinho only felt Man Utd at their best when…

first_imgMourinho only felt Man Utd at their best when…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho felt he only saw his players at their best mentally when they went a goal down.The Manchester Evening News says Mourinho felt he learnt more about his players when they went a goal behind, and that they would only start performing to their full potential once this happened.After beating Swansea, the Portuguese even explained how going behind worked well for United, despite it piling pressure on him.He said: “The only thing I want to see, but I don’t want to see if it happens, is the team losing and see the way we emotionally react to it because it’s also another stage to be losing and try to change a result.”Because, at the moment, everything is going in our favour but it’s not always motorway. You always find difficult roads and road works and you have to be ready.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery says Holding could face Man Utd

first_imgArsenal boss Emery says Holding could face Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery says Rob Holding could be ready to face Manchester United tomorrow night.Holding missed the last six months of last season after a cruciate ligament injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in December. Emery said, “After eight or nine months out, it’s a long time, and to recover he needs first to take it bit by bit, to take ­confidence, to get back to the performance levels we demand.“On Tuesday (in their Carabao Cup defeat of Nottingham Forest), I thought, ‘Wow! He’s coming, Rob Holding’. I don’t know if he is going to start at Old Trafford, but I want from him his spirit, his behaviour and commitment.“He really feels Arsenal ­Football Club and I want ­players like him in the dressing room. Last year, Rob started training and playing with us and he progressed a lot.“When he had his ­injury at Old Trafford, it was maybe at the best ­moment in his progress.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Five-Star Cornerback Iman Marshall Dons Charles Woodson’s No.2 While On Visit To Michigan Monday

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Consensus five-star cornerback recruit Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly made a visit to Michigan on Monday, and while on campus, he got to don a no. 2 Wolverine jersey. Prospects wearing jerseys with their numbers on them is standard recruiting visit procedure, but no. 2 also happens to be the number of former Michigan star cornerback and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.Marshall celebrated the honor by taking time to pose with a mural of Woodson celebrating the Wolverines’ 1997 Rose Bowl win over Washington State. ichigan pic.twitter.com/wXlwejyW6b— Biggie (@iman_marshall8) January 19, 2015New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have already made some noise on the recruiting trail since taking over in Ann Arbor this month, but landing a player of Marshall’s caliber would be a home-run coup. The no. 3 overall player in the country according to Rivals, Marshall has offers from essentially every major program. He already made an official visit to Florida State, and has trips to LSU and Oregon scheduled before signing day.last_img read more

US stocks rise again tech and highdividend companies climb

first_imgNEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mixed in morning trading Thursday as technology and health care companies rise. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are also climbing. Banks are falling, and smaller companies continue to lag their larger rivals.The European Central Bank said it will end its bond-buying economic stimulus program at the end of the year, but trimmed its forecasts for economic growth across Europe. Government bond yields in Europe are falling.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index added 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,656 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 113 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 24,640. The Nasdaq composite edged up 8 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,106.Trading has been turbulent this week, but the S&P 500 is on pace for its third gain in four days.The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 2 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,452. It’s fallen almost 17 per cent since setting a record high in late August, and over the last few days it’s traded at its lowest level since September 2017. Among other issues, that reflects investors’ fears about slowing economic growth in the U.S. and rising interest rates. Smaller companies are more vulnerable in times of slower growth, and they tend to carry higher levels of debt than larger companies do. Higher rates make those debts more costly.ECB ENDS STIMULUS: The European Central Bank said it will halt its bond-buying program, even though the region’s economy is slowing. It has been pumping money into the economy for almost four years and spent about $3 trillion in the process. The bank isn’t ending its stimulus program entirely, as it will continue to invest money from maturing bonds and will take other steps to encourage banks to lend money.Credit conditions around the world are gradually getting tighter, as the Federal Reserve has been steadily raising interest rates for three years and is letting its balance sheet shrink.European investors appeared to take the news in stride. Germany’s DAX advanced 0.1 per cent while the CAC 40 in France was down 0.1 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 index was little changed. Bond prices rose and yields fell in the U.K., Germany, France and other countries.QUACKING ABOUT A DEAL: Insurer Aflac rose 4.6 per cent to $44.86 after it confirmed reports that it’s in discussions with Japan Post Holdings about a possible investment. Aflac said the Japanese shipping and financial conglomerate might take a minority stake in the company.CLEANUP IN AISLE FOUR: CVS Health fell after the New York Post reported that a U.S. District Court judge appears likely to block its purchase of health insurer Aetna at a hearing next week. CVS announced the closing of the $69 billion Aetna deal in late November after the U.S. Department of Justice cleared it. But Judge Richard Leon has reportedly said in hearings that he still has concerns about the antitrust implications of the deal. Citing sources close to the case, the Post said Leon might issue an order barring the two companies from integrating their operations.CVS fell 2.5 per cent to $72.66, and it’s down 8.6 per cent since an earlier hearing on Dec. 3.GE JUICED UP: General Electric climbed 10 per cent to $7.39 after JMorgan Chase analyst C. Stephen Tusa upgraded the stock to “Neutral” from “Underweight” saying it believes the risks and rewards to the stock are balanced. GE has lost almost 60 per cent of its value this year and has plunged almost 90 per cent since the beginning of 2017. The company recently replaced its CEO and slashed its dividend in an attempt to shore up its finances, but analysts are concerned that several of its businesses are years away from being profitable.BREXIT: British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote among lawmakers from within her Conservative Party, which means she won’t face another leadership challenge for at least another year. Earlier this week the pound fell to 20-month lows after May pulled a vote on her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union. It’s recovered slightly since then.BONDS: Bond prices were little changed. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note remained at 2.90 per cent.ASIA: The Japanese Nikkei 225 index gained 1 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.3 per cent while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.6 per cent.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 113.61 yen from 113.22 yen. The euro fell to $1.1344 from $1.1367. The British pound edged down to $1.2630 from $1.2634.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 1 per cent to $51.68 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 0.3 per cent to $60.31 per barrel in London.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay contributed. He can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAPMarley Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

PRRD presents feasibility study to City Council for connecting trails

first_imgZelenski shared, it has been a challenging project yet listening to the community by gathering information from events such as Canada Day helped start the direction for the study.The greatest input for the study came from families and woman; it was necessary for the study according to Zelenski to know what was important to users and also what are the concerns.Research obtained from eight different Regional Districts about how they planned their regional trail designs was an important step knowing this is a large scale project. Once the study has been presented. The next big step would be figuring out funding. People expressed their desire for options that include non-motorized activities.  One of the challenges the study faced was to determine a starting point for the trail system and the use of private property also being an implication of where the trails would be mapped out.Nine options for trails were screened down by a series of questions, from those nine trails three were considered to have good potential as a 7 km trail, with one design being deemed a future trail extension as it would end in Beaton Provincial Park. Option A – Would connect Charlie Lake Elementary and the Tse-Kwa CavesOption B – A robust public support for this option yet more constraints FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District made a Presentation to Fort St. John City Council regarding the Connecting Communities Trails Feasibility Study.The presentation made by Jana Zelenski, Landscape Architect of Lanarc Consulting, shared the results of a feasibility study on creating a trail system to connect Fort St. John to Charlie Lake and another trail that goes from Dawson Creek to Pouce Coupe.center_img Future Option Of the two main trail ideas presented they were close in cost to create yet held different implications to the environments in which they would run through.Option A Cost – 4.8 to 7.7 MillionOption B Cost – 5 to 7.5 MillionAt the end of the presentation, Mayor Lori Ackerman addressed her concerns that not all parties were addressed during the study such as the First Nations as Fish Creek is to remain a wildlife corridor as well as concerns as to who would be responsible for maintaining and policing the trail.Councillor Trevor Bolin spoke on Option 7 addressed in the original 9 trails and suggested that running alongside the Alaska Hwy would only involve two landowners.Council moved for City Staff to create a report on the best trail option.To view the presentation, CLICK HERElast_img read more

Airtel Africa earns 89 mn profit in JanuaryMarch

first_imgNew Delhi: Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel that provides services in Africa, Tuesday posted a net profit of $89 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, on account of increase in data consumption and Airtel Money penetration. The company had posted a loss of $33 million in the same period a year ago. Its revenue increased by 6 per cent to $781 million during the reported quarter from $736 million in the corresponding period of 2017-18. “Increase in Data & Airtel Money penetration led to faster net revenue growth,” Airtel Africa said in its quarterly report. For year ended March 31, 2019, Airtel Africa posted a profit of $412 million while it had reported loss of $138 million a year ago.last_img read more

Mens volleyball Topranked Ohio State knocks off No 6 Lewis for 35th

OSU men’s volleyball players during a game against Ball State on Feb. 15 at St. John Arena. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team continued its winning ways Thursday night, defeating the No. 6 Lewis Flyers in four sets (25-13, 20-25, 25-14, 25-17) for the Buckeyes’ 35th straight victory. OSU has now won 32 of 52 previous meetings with Lewis and has defeated the Flyers in five of their last six matchups. Junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, senior opposite hitter Miles Johnson and middle blocker Driss Guessous combined for 44 of OSU’s 59 kills. Lewis had no player reach double digits in kills, with Trevor Weiskircher leading the Flyers with nine. OSU and Lewis had a tightly contested start to the first set with the Flyers’ deficit coming to within one point at 13-12. However, a kill from Szerszen ignited a 12-1 run to secure the 25-13 set win. OSU coach Pete Hanson said that the 12-1 run showed the Buckeyes’ ability to overpower teams at the net. “It gives (the team) confidence that we have a guy like Nick or a guy like Miles and all of a sudden get on a run and just blow a game wide open,” Hanson said. “What we are trying to learn from that is we may have finished that game on a huge run, but it doesn’t carry over to set No. 2. You start fresh at 0-0.” The momentum at the end of the first set did not last for the Buckeyes going into the second set. OSU and Lewis had a total of 13 ties and three lead changes in the second half, but six kills from Flyers’ outside hitter Trevor Weiskircher proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, losing the set 25-20. Hanson thought OSU lost its identity in the second set. “We got really complacent, we lost our focus, we didn’t play with the same reckless abandon, if you will, and want to go out and pummel those guys,” Hanson said. OSU came out of the locker room hot after a rough second set, starting the third set with a 9-1 run. Szerszen and Johnson combined for 12 of the 17 OSU kills in the 25-14 set win. “We have gotten really confident playing with one another and we know how to win in different circumstances,” Johnson said. “Tonight we lost the second set and then we figured out what we needed to do.” A kill by middle blocker Driss Guessous secured an OSU win as the Buckeyes won the fourth set 25-17. The Buckeyes are now five wins away from matching Loyola’s 40-match run that was set in 2014-15. The Buckeyes will take on No. 10 Loyola at St. John’s Arena this Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

Lille in desperate need of €30m

first_imgLille are in a desperate rush to raise €30m in sales in order to comply with the French football financial watchdog “the DNCG”Les Dogues’ were in serious danger of being demoted to Ligue 2 for this season by the DNCG after failing to sell players during the January transfer window to make room in its financial space.Now GetFootballNewsFrance reports that Lille’s financial problems remain and that they must generate €30m from player sales before the end of the month.Should they fail to do so, then they will next punishment from the DNCG.As a consequence, Lille will be unable to use their new signings Loïc Rémy, Rafaël Leao and Jérémy Pied.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Winger Anwar El Ghazi is one of the players that Lille will likely sell with Ligue 1 rivals Rennes & St Étienne having both expressed an interest, while English Championship sides Aston Villa and Leeds United have also been linked.Although the Dutchman agent, Jorge Mendes, is yet to comment on the player’s future.Nicolas Pépé and Adama Soumaoro have also been linked with an exit from the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.Lille finished in 17th place in the 2017/18 Ligue 1 table and one point above the relegated Toulouse.last_img read more