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JUDGE SLAMS DONEGAL BUS OPERATOR AFTER 29 FAULTS FOUND WITH VEHICLE

first_imgA Judge has fined a Letterkenny bus operator €750 for having an unfit public vehicle.Letterkenny court.Gardai inspected the bus belonging to Cathal McGettigan and found it had a bald tyre and that its emergency door was jammed. As a result they took it to the local vehicle inspection centre where a total of 29 faults were discovered.Mr McGettigan, of Fair Green, Letterkenny, appeared yesterday at Letterkenny District Court charged with one count of having an unfit vehicle.The incident happened on May 28th, 2013 at Glencar but there were not children on board at the time.The bus was being driven by a man named in court as Liam Molloy.McGettigan had 11 prior convictions including offences for not having insurance and not possession a public vehicle license.Solicitor Niall Sheridan said his client had the vehicle tested the previous month and it had passed the test.In relation to the jammed emergency door, Mr Sheridan added that there was an issue with some children opening the emergency door previously.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the door had been jammed on purpose but he was told there was no proof of this.Judge Kelly said “There is a daily onus on someone bringing children to school to make sure it is safe.“This could have had catastrophic consequnces if something had happened and the emergency door was jammed,” he said.He asked if McGettigan’s company was still transporting children to school and this was confirmed in court by Mr Sheridan.Judge Kelly said he was surprised the penalties for such incident were so modest.JUDGE SLAMS DONEGAL BUS OPERATOR AFTER 29 FAULTS FOUND WITH VEHICLE was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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 operatorCathal McGettiganJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

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Regulated horn trade ‘could save rhinos’

first_img4 July 2013 Establishing a well-regulated international trade in rhino horn could help to curb rhino poaching, if implemented along with other interventions, says South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. “We will have to work in partnership with stakeholders and experts to ensure a feasible model for trade is proposed at the next COP in South Africa, with due consideration of all the views expressed by interested and affected stakeholders in rhino conservation,” Molewa told a briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday. Cabinet has approved the development and submission of a proposal to the 17th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), scheduled to take place in 2016 in South Africa, to introduce regulated international trade in rhino horn.Long-term conservation strategy Molewa said discussions on a possible legal trade, as part of South Africa’s long-term conservation strategy for rhinos, were initiated at the 16th COP to CITES. She also said South Africa had the means to make rhino horn available without impacting on the species, and the implementation of a regulated trade system would help to achieve that. Deputy director-general of biodiversity and conservation at the Environmental Affairs Department, Fundisile Mketeni, said government rhino horn stockpiles stood at 16 437 kilograms, while private sector stockpiles were 2 091kgs. While the proposal for the sale of rhino horn is yet to be finalised, Mketeni said the money made from rhino horn would be used for conservation, research and community participation. “We need to go and clear the stock we have. We would like to sell the horns as a whole. It will depend on the trading partner because they know better [where] there is demand. What we seek to address now is the black market, which [has] demand because there is usage out there,” Mketeni said.‘Working closely with neighbours’ Meanwhile, Molewa said South Africa was still working closely with neighbouring Mozambique on the issue of re-erecting the park fence in a bid to stop poachers from entering the country. When the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park was officially declared in 2002, 20 metres of the fence separating the Kruger National Park (KNP) from the Limpopo National Park (LNP) in Mozambique was cut down. Many rhino poachers are believed to enter South Africa from Mozambique in the area where the border fence between KNP and LNP was removed to allow the development of the multi-national park. KNP has borne the brunt of rhino poaching, and Mozambique is also experiencing a problem with elephant poaching. Molewa said Mozambique has reported that they have funding available to begin moving communities who are still residing in the park. “Our plan was to re-erect the fence when there [was no one living there]. The agreement was that those communities must be removed and Mozambique now has funding by international donors to remove these communities,” said Molewa. She said there was commitment from both parties to re-erect the fence. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Fans Poking Fun At Wildcats Recruit Isaiah Briscoe After He Accidentally Suggests Derrick Rose Went To Kentucky

first_imgJohn Calipari, to his credit, has had a great deal of success putting his college players in the NBA. While most of Cal’s representatives in the league hail from Kentucky, there are a still a few – like Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose – leftover from his Memphis days.Wednesday night, during the McDonald’s All American Game, top UK recruit Isaiah Briscoe was asked by ESPN’s Jay Williams why he chose to play for Coach Cal. Briscoe’s response involved him listing off the names of numerous NBA stars coached by Calipari. And while he was probably just mixing up his words, he did suggest that Rose had played for Kentucky.Fans on social media, predictably, have been having a field day with the quote, perhaps unfairly. Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose”— The Golden Jew (@GoldenJew) April 2, 2015Isaiah Briscoe: Derrick Rose went to that other school called Kentucky which is actually called Memphis— Connor Gross (@Cgross920) April 2, 2015Isaiah Briscoe realizes Rose & Evans played for Cal at Memphis right? #McDonaldsAllAmericanGame— Jacob McCallister (@RockChalkJacob) April 2, 2015“@GoldenJew: Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose”” pic.twitter.com/UQZQ12VGHb— Christopher Burr (@HeisenBURRRg) April 2, 2015“@GoldenJew: Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose”” pic.twitter.com/mI1tN9g9mc— Keep It Real 2015 (@A2K4Life) April 2, 2015Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose” pic.twitter.com/rSMkVTx4UK— Keyser Söze (@WhoButMe_) April 2, [email protected]: Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose” pic.twitter.com/nCiItEK0Wx— Bryan Evans (@BryGuy2103) April 2, 2015Briscoe is clearly aware that Calipari coached at Memphis, so perhaps he just got nervous live on television. Either way, he’s taking a beating on social media.last_img read more

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MIDA Assists 1,396 Microenterprises in 2016/17

first_imgStory Highlights Through a revolving pool of resources generated primarily from the Government of Jamaica/Government of the Netherlands Loan Portfolio, MIDA provides financing to assist new and existing MSMEs in agriculture, manufacturing and services, among other sectors. Since its inception in 1991, MIDA has disbursed $3.48 billion to the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector and has recovered some $2.9 billion as of March 2017, the report outlines. For the 2016/17 fiscal year, the Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), through microfinance organisations (MFOs), disbursed a total of $143.58 million to finance 1,396 microenterprises. For the 2016/17 fiscal year, the Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), through microfinance organisations (MFOs), disbursed a total of $143.58 million to finance 1,396 microenterprises.The figures have been included in the MIDA 2016/17 annual report, which was tabled in the House of Representatives recently.Through a revolving pool of resources generated primarily from the Government of Jamaica/Government of the Netherlands Loan Portfolio, MIDA provides financing to assist new and existing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in agriculture, manufacturing and services, among other sectors.In terms of loan distribution by sectors, the report informs that the service sector in 2016/2017 received $122.17 million, or 87 per cent of total loans granted, compared to $120.52 million for the previous year.The manufacturers accessed $6.10 million in loans when compared to $3.50 million for the previous year, an increase of $2.6 million.The agricultural sector received $15.30 million or eight per cent of the total value of loans granted, compared to $13.17 million for the previous year, an increase of $2.13 million.Since its inception in 1991, MIDA has disbursed $3.48 billion to the MSME sector and has recovered some $2.9 billion as of March 2017, the report outlines.MIDA was established primarily to promote, encourage and facilitate the development of the MSME sector in Jamaica, as part of the Government’s strategy to create wealth and generate employment.last_img read more

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APTN Investigates – Precious Ones

first_imgAPTN InvestigatesAPTN Investigates Holly Moore travelled to Sydney, NS and Leaf Rapids, MB to investigate the sudden deaths of Indigenous women.Their cases were closed by police but their families are left with lingering doubts and say racism played a role in the investigation.Here is the full episode of Precious Ones.last_img

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