Judge warns young farmer not to go out on road without insurance again

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA young Donegal farmer was warned by a Judge not to go out on the road again without insurance as he was given his driving license back.Shane Heaney was banned from driving for four years in November 2016 when he was caught on the road without insurance. It was the second time he was caught with no insurance while driving.He had also failed to pay a fine imposed by the court for not being insured.He appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday asking the court to have his license restored earlyThe 27 year old’s solicitor Mr Rory O’Brien told the court that there were a number of reasons for the application.He said Heaney, of Rocky River Drive, Carrownaganagh, Milford, needed his license for his farming work in and around his land.He added that Heaney’s partner was also due their first child together and he was also considering applying for work in Canada and would ned his license.Judge Deirdre Gearty asked Heaney if he had enquired to see the cost of insurance after his four-year disqualification.He told the court that he was told insurance for a tractor would now cost him in the region of €1,000.Judge Gearty agreed to restore Heaney’s license but warned him “Don’t go out on that road without insurance again.”Judge warns young farmer not to go out on road without insurance again was last modified: August 12th, 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) Tags:courtDonedriving licensegalMilfordShane Heaneylast_img read more


Quicker, safer customs clearance

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img30 April 2010 Source: BuaNews Queues ‘drastically reduced’ Barry Hore, head of IT at the South African Revenue Service (Sars), said the MCS could scan at least 65 security features contained in a passport in less than 15 seconds, and store all the information that was scanned. It also allows for quick processing of documents at South Africa’s ports of entry, removing the irritation of waiting in queues after long flights. Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, after inspecting the system at OR Tambo International on Wednesday, said it was one of a series of interventions her department would be implementing to facilitate the movement of soccer fans during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The Movement Control System (MCS) acts as an early warning system, tracking visitors with false passports and visas and detecting if a person is sought by the police or Interpol. Linked to police, government agenciescenter_img The South African Revenue Service is piloting the state-of-the-art Movement Control System at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, and will soon roll it out at 33 priority ports of entry countrywide. Airports Company South Africa’s George Frost said the system, which is linked to police stations and other government security agencies, picked up seven visa hits and one false passport in the first week of its operation. Immigration Officer Boitumelo Mokobi praised the new system for the time it saved when processing arrivals and departures. He said queues had been drastically reduced, as it now took him between 10 and 15 seconds to check a passenger’s passport. South Africa has launched a new system, capable of scanning 65 security features in a passport in less than 15 seconds, to facilitate quicker, safer passage of tourists in and out of the country. “The system is really amazing because I spend less time on each passenger,” Mokobi said. Sars is rolling out the system in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, and the South African Police Service.last_img read more


Calling on South Africa’s top draught-pourers

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgStella Artois is a pilsner originatingfrom Leuven, Belgium.(Image: Stella Artois) Media personality and socialite,Kuli Roberts, will be one of thejudges for the South African searchfor the ultimate draught-pourer.Image: DSTV)MEDIA CONTACTS• Ryan Bayliss-LaneStella Artois – Brand Manager DGB+27 11 653 1000Ray MaotaSouth Africans who believe they can pour the perfect Stella Artois draught stand a chance of participating in the 15th Stella Artois World Draught Master Champs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 26 October 2011.This is the first year South Africa is competing in the event.Stella Artois is a pilsner originating from Leuven, Belgium. Stella means star in Latin, while Artois refers to the family name of Sebastianus Artois, a master brewer at the Leuven brewery in the early 1700s.Participants needn’t be beer experts – they simply have to be over the age of 21 and enter their details on the Stella Artois website.Although the minimum legal drinking age is 18 in South Africa, the winner of the world champs will have to travel to other countries where the minimum age is 21.The top eight local entrants will be announced on 30 September and will take part in a showdown on 6 October to determine the best draught-pourer in the group. The winner will then represent South Africa at the Buenos Aires finals.Ryan Bayliss-Lane, brand manager at DGB, said: “The company is looking forward to seeing aspiring South African champions step up to the plate. Pouring the perfect draught is an art and we’re hoping to see some excellent competitors.“Who knows, we might just have a South African World Draught Master this year.”DGB is the South African distributor of Stella Artois.The final round of the South African competition will be judged by Kuli Roberts, socialite and media personality; the Naked DJ, a radio personality; singer Ross Learmonth of rock group Prime Circle; and Cameron van den Bergh, a South African swimming champion.The master of the South African round will win an all-expenses paid trip to the contest in Argentina. He or she will also be crowned the South African champion draught-pourer and take home a Stella Artois hamper.Pouring the perfect draughtStella Artois recommends following a “nine-step ritual” to pour the perfect draught.These steps, including technique and presentation, will be used in judging the entrants for the South African leg as well as those in the international championship.The steps are the purification, which is the use of a clean and branded glass; the sacrifice, which is letting the first drop from the tap drip; liquid alchemy, which is holding the glass at a 45° angle under the tap without touching the tap; the crown, which is the lowering of the glass to allow the formation of foam; and the removal, which is moving the glass away from the tap.The final four steps involve the beheading, which is the cutting of the foam build-up; the cleansing of the glass; the judgement, which is checking that the size of the foam build-up is two fingers; and the bestowal, which is the presentation of the beer on a coaster, with the logo facing the consumer.Worldwide zythology campaignThe competition, now in its 15th year, honours those who have perfected the nine-step-ritual, which preserves and enhances the pilsner’s aroma and flavours.The overall winner will become the Stella Artois Ambassador throughout the world, travelling back to Argentina, and to Russia, Australia, China, the US, Canada, Ireland, Brazil, the UK and Belgium.The champion will be schooled in zythology, which is the study of beer and the beer-making process, and will teach this and the art of the perfect pour in all the countries listed above.last_img read more


Amit Shah to address public meeting in Maharashtra’s Beed district

Posted On Dec 1 2019 by

first_imgUnion Home Minister Amit Shah will address a rally in Maharashtra’s Beed district on October 8, a BJP leader said on Wednesday.Amit Shah is expected to address some 20 rallies in the State where Assembly elections will be held on October 21.He will address a rally on the occasion of Dussehra at Sawargaon Ghat on October 8, State Minister Atul Save informed in Aurangabad.last_img


NCAA volleyball: Racraquin powers San Beda to 4th straight win

Posted On Nov 29 2019 by

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Galanza hopes for Final 4 return in her last year with Adamson Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCesca Racraquin was her usual dominant self as she captained San Beda to a 25-23, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Mapua in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The open spiker unleashed 19 points, 17 of which off kills, on top of 17 digs and 13 receptions to steer her side to a share of the top spot with Arellano at 4-0.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View comments Ma. Nieza Viray added 14 markers, Trisha Paras had 13 points, while Satriani Espritu and Maria Jiezela Viray both got 10 hits to aid the Lady Red Spikers’ cause.Mapua, meanwhile, continued its search for a breakthrough win after falling to its fourth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDianne Latayan carried the Lady Cardinals with 10 points.Later  in the day, undermanned San Sebastian proved to be too good for St. Benilde as it came away with a 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-23 win. LATEST STORIES MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nikka Marielle Dalisay topscored for the Lady Stags with 19 points, 15 coming from spikes and three blocks, while Joyce Sta. Rita had 12 markers.Daurene Santos got 11 for San Sebastian, which evened its record at 2-2.Ranya Musa kept the ship afloat for the Lady Blazers with 16 points, while Diane Ventura got 14 as St. Benilde also fell to a 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


Sachin Tendulkar mum on his future

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

Tim Cone wishes Magnolia luck vs powerhouse San Miguel: ‘If anyone can, you guys can’

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Best of luck against the Power House. If anyone can, you guys can,” said Cone in a tweet.Cone’s Ginebra couldn’t do it when it had its chance two years ago as the Kings fell 4-1 in the series.San Miguel also handled Magnolia in just five games in the 2018 Philippine Cup Finals but that was then and the Hotshots feel they are more equipped to go toe-to-toe with the Beermen this time with added experience.Game 1 of the 2019 Philippine Cup Finals tips off Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next London Marathon uses edible water sachets to reduce plastic waste Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Wow! What a great, grind-it-out, game 7 win by Magnolia. Great character win. Congrats, guys!! Best of luck against the Power House. If anyone can, you guys can.— Tim Cone (@manilacone) April 28, 2019 View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel has been untouchable in the PBA Philippine Cup for the past four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska, Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia tried but failed to knock the Beermen off their perch. The Aces took them to seven games twice in 2015 and 2016 but not even a 3-0 lead at one point in the 2016 series could break the mighty SMB down.But Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone believes the Hotshots have what it takes to finally end the Beermen’s seemingly interminable reign in their rematch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more


Three iPhones in 2018 will pack bigger batteries: KGI Securities

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgApple is expected to launch three iPhones in 2018, much like it did this year. Two of the models are said to sport an OLED display and one will likely sport a traditional LCD panel. They are now tipped to pack bigger batteries, according to KGI Securities analysts Ming-Chi Kuo. Like the iPhone X, the two OLED iPhones next year will sport the L-shape battery design in order to fit a larger battery, while the third iPhone will house the same rectangular battery only with a bigger capacity. The unique L-shaped design allowed Apple to fit in not one but two batteries to make up one large 2716mAh battery, iFixit’s teardown revealed last month. Kuo in his latest investor note wrote that the Cupertino giant will look to implement the design for its 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones in 2018. He also predicts improvements to the battery technology that could increase the size further to somewhere between 2900mAh and 3000mAh. Apple has long been criticised for not improving the iPhone’s battery. But the iPhone X’s battery design suggests that the company is finally ready to make some breakthroughs in this department.The new battery design lets Apple fit in a large battery in a small form factor, as it did with the iPhone X, which was needed considering it sports an OLED display. As Apple is expected to continue with OLED panels for future iPhones, improvements to the battery technology will be a necessity. Apart from the OLED display, Apple has also introduced a bunch of other technologies such as an array of sensors for its Face ID technology that are likely to consume more battery than any other iPhone before.advertisementAlso Read: Apple may announce an iPhone with LCD display, metal case in 2018Separately, a report from Nikkei Asian Review this week suggests that among the three iPhones expected to launch next year, one of them will sport an LCD display and a metal body which will be more akin to older iPhone models. The iPhone is tipped to have a 6.1-inch screen and will retain the rectangular battery design so that it can come with a lower price tag. The other two models will sport iPhone X-like bezel-less designs with OLED displays. Kuo has also predicted that all the three iPhones as well as iPad Pro models in 2018 will feature Face ID.last_img read more


The power to surprise in future and even today

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgSurprise in storeHaving the power to surprise is like having David take on the Goliath. However, when we hear Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors, Europe says, Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer, we know it is possible. Let’s take the case of the newest concept from Kia called Imagine by Kia’. Kia surely believes that the future is electric. But what the company wants to embed is that electric is in no way going to be boring. ‘Imagine by Kia’ is the company’s first pure electric four-door passenger car and is underpinned by a low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain. This large C-segment car infuses the traits of a muscular sports utility vehicle, a sleek and athletic family saloon, and a versatile and spacious crossover. Intelligently reinterpreting Kia’s iconic tiger nose’ grille, Imagine by Kia features a bold new illuminated tiger mask’ that encircles the main LED headlamp units. Separated by horizontal eyelids’, the dipped and main beam units are housed with a single block of clear acrylic glass, creating the effect of piercing eyes floating free of visible support. A single sheet of glass is used for both the windscreen and roof, flowing from the base of the A-pillar and over the cabin to create a vast sky-window, before tapering into a double-bubble over the rear passenger compartment. SUBSTANCE- The 22-inch alloys have four flush inserts of transparent acrylic glass which reflects and retracts light offering a stunning visual. 21 screens are put together to create the dash. A never-before-seen attempt which highlights the floating cockpit design.Thanks to the layout of the chassis, interior designers have been able to maximise cabin space and create an airy and spacious interior. 21 individual ultra-high-resolution screens curve their synchronised way across the top of the dashboard in a layout that is, at the same time, casual as well as co-ordinated. The cabin’s sense of light-heartedness is underpinned by the striking shockwave design of the four leather and silk-covered seats. The cabin’s airy atmosphere is enhanced by the floating centre console that, like a wing, hovers independently above the low and flat floor. In all, Imagine by Kia is no less stunning than the dream cars of today. But all of this is not a thing of the future as you will notice when you go through the Kia Soul, a humble hatch which one can buy today.advertisement DOORS TO DROOL- The doors- rear hinged at the back for greater access- are swathed in metallic fabric and leather, visually splitting the cabin into two distinct upper and lower levels.Big Bold & BeautifulThe Kia Telluride blends a brawny exterior with a luxurious interior, complete with a long list of safety and convenience featuresKia Motors’ expansive product portfolio includes everything- from small hatchbacks to luxury sedans, electric vehicles to even big, brawny SUVs such as the Kia Telluride. A testament to the brand’s ability to understand markets across the globe and develop products accordingly, the mid-size SUV was conceived at Kia’s Design Studio in California. Drawing inspiration from big, bold and boxy SUVs of yore, the Telluride features a long, broad hood with a wide grille flanked by stacked headlamps on either side accentuating the SUV’s width. Towards the rear, the inverted-L tail lamps with LED detailing complement the Telluride’s strong shoulders. The Telluride offers space for up to 8-passengers and the cabin has been designed to convey the feeling of more of a luxe living room than a utility vehicle. To that effect, it comes equipped with a 10.25-inch touch screen monitor in the centre console, a 630-watt 10-speaker Harmon/Kardon audio system, and wireless smartphone charging. Safety has been given a priority with the inclusion of Kia Drive Wise a set of advanced driver-assistance systems. The SUV comes equipped with Forward Collision Warning and Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection. Highway Driving Assist makes use of radar and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging Radar) to interpret lane markings in order to control steering, acceleration, and braking. FINESSE- Telluride’s cabin has been designed to exude a feeling of luxury and space without compromising on practicality.Complementing the brawny exterior is a potent 3.0-liter V6 petrol motor churning out 291bhp and 355Nm of peak torque. Power is transferred via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Depending on the terrain, the SUV’s all-wheel-drive system can send 100 per cent power to the front wheels or split it equally between both axles.advertisementlast_img read more


9 months agoBournemouth fullback Clyne: I didn’t intend to hurt Warnock

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth fullback Clyne: I didn’t intend to hurt Warnockby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth fullback Nathaniel Clyne insists he didn’t seek to insult Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock when leaving Liverpool for Dean Court.The 70-year-old Warnock branded Liverpool a ‘disgrace’ and said they lacked class, while he was unhappy not to receive a phone call from the player.”My intention wasn’t to hurt anyone. It’s down to footballing reasons,” said Clyne as he explained his decision at a Bournemouth press conference.”Me and Neil Warnock have a good relationship.”I enjoyed working with him at Crystal Palace and I have a lot of respect for the man.” last_img read more