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Springboks edge out France in Paris

first_imgHaving gained the recommendation of the Rugby World Cup board following an independent evaluation report, South Africa were left disgusted when the World Rugby Council awarded France hosting rights for the 2023 tournament on Wednesday.If that provided additional motivation for Saturday’s match in Paris, the Springboks were also fuelled by a desire to bounce back from last weekend’s stunning 38-3 defeat to Ireland.And a much-changed side managed to do just that as tries from Dillyn Leyds and Jesse Kriel proved enough to edge out a France team that struggled for fluency.Handre Pollard – making his first start since the 2015 RWC – missed four of his six kicks at goal for South Africa, while France were left to rue Anthony Belleau’s failure to split the posts with a penalty attempt that preceded Baptiste Serin’s late try.Serin had earlier spent 10 minutes in the sin bin for a cynical tug of Malcolm Marx’s shirt that prevented a near-certain try, but the Boks soon capitalised on their numerical advantage through Kriel before holding on in the face of late home pressure.There was an early blow for France when Paul Gabrillagues was forced off after just five minutes and Kevin Gourdon was also hurt early on, the latter sporting heavy strapping on his right ankle following his eventual withdrawal in the second half.Leyds stretched over to open the scoring in the seventh minute, despite the best efforts of Antoine Dupont, with Pollard missing the conversion but then landing a subsequent penalty to make it 8-0.Sloppy Springboks defending enabled Belleau to capitalise on a Teddy Thomas surge by cutting through a gap for France’s first try, which he also converted.Superbe essai de @AnthoBelleau en solitaire !Il le transforme lui-même ! #FRAAFS pic.twitter.com/7WgXihxof1— FF Rugby (@FFRugby) November 18, 2017Belleau then came up short with a long-range penalty, before Pollard missed two simpler kicks to ensure the score remained 8-7 to South Africa at the interval.France duly edged ahead through Belleau’s boot, but South Africa responded strongly despite another wayward effort from Pollard.When Serin pulled Marx back to prevent the hooker collecting a pass 10 metres out, a yellow card was inevitable and France were perhaps lucky to concede just three points to Pollard as referee Nigel Owens opted against awarding a penalty try.A break from Marx helped South Africa to nevertheless capitalise on their numerical advantage, Kriel beating Yoann Huget to a bouncing ball that had been dislodged from Eben Etzebeth’s arms in a tackle.Serin’s subsequent score, converted by Belleau, came too late in the piece for France given the fly-half’s earlier miss from the tee. Photo Getty Images. Caption: South Africa outside back Dillyn Leydslast_img read more

Kawhi’s debut? Spurs list Leonard as probable for Tuesday

first_imgLeonard last played in Game 1 of last season’s Western Conference finals. He hurt his left ankle in the opener of that series against Golden State, turning it while trying to land after a jump shot and coming down on the foot of Warriors center Zaza Pachulia.The Spurs are listing Leonard as probable. Even without Leonard, who averaged a career-best 25.5 points last season and is a two-time defensive player of the year, the Spurs are 19-8 this season and third in the Western Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who has not played this season due to an injury, talks with the media before an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in San Antonio. Leonard is expected to return to play soon. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)DALLAS — San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard is expected to make his season debut Tuesday when the Spurs visit Dallas.Leonard has missed all 27 of the Spurs’ games this season while recovering from right quadriceps tendinopathy, a condition that causes pain and weakness in the knee.ADVERTISEMENT Cavs center Tristan Thompson coming back in reserve rolecenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Will Gbeneweleh Continue in Missing US$16B CBL Case?

first_imgChief Justice Francis Korkpor (left) and Judge Peter Gbeneweleh, Assigned Judge of Criminal Court ‘C’Chief Justice Korkpor to decideThe likelihood of assigned Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ presiding over the alleged missing US$835,367.72 and L$2,645,000,000 involving Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) current and past senior officials squarely rests with Chief Justice Francis Korkpor as to whether he will agree to reassign Gbeneweleh to that court to continue with the second reading of a mandate of Chamber Justice Joseph Nagbe.Justice Nagbe had issued a mandate to Judge Gbeneweleh after the prosecution had accused the judge of taking sides in the proceeding, and wanted the Justice-in-Chamber to end his legal authority in the trial of the case, which mandate Gbeneweleh is yet to read in open court due to the expiration of his quarterly session.Judge Gbeneweleh had earlier denied the government lawyers’ (prosecution) request to set aside the bail bond filed to release the defendants and to have them (defendants) rearrested and subsequently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison until a new bond could be secured.Milton A. Weeks, former executive governor of the CBL, filed a property evaluation bond in the amount of US$909,319.88 to secure his release from pre-trial detention.Accident and Casualty Insurance Company (ACICO) secured the bond for Charles E. Sirleaf, deputy governor, in the amount of US$60,000. The company also secured a US$60,000 bond for Richard Walker, director for operations, Joseph Dennis, deputy director for internal audit and Dorbor Hagba, director finance.The Grand Jury of Montserrado County indicted the men for multiple crimes, including economic sabotage and misappropriation of public funds following the released reports of two separate investigations into the missing L$16 billion.It is now in the purview of Chief Justice Korkpor to see if he will allow Gbeneweleh to continue with the reading of the mandate, even though the Judiciary Law Title 17, Liberian Code of Laws Revised TITLE 17, gave the Chief Justice power to assign judges on a rotational basis.The Judiciary Law Title 17, Liberian Code of Laws Revised TITLE 17, Section 3.9, entitled: ‘Assignment of Judges to Circuits’, provides that “each Circuit Judge, except the judges commissioned as relieving judges, shall preside as resident judge over the Circuit Court of the circuit for which he was appointed.”It continues, “The Chief Justice shall assign, on a rotating system, a Circuit Judge to each quarterly session of the various circuits and if all business before a circuit court is disposed of before the expiration of a quarterly session, the Chief Justice shall have the power to reassign the Circuit Judge assigned thereto, to sit for the remaining time of the quarterly session in any other circuit in addition to the Circuit Judge currently assigned there, if he deems such reassignment will aid the prompt disposition of judicial business.”And though “all business before the circuit court”, including this case, has not been disposed of, the Title 17 law suggests that the Chief Justice could reassign another Circuit Judge to Criminal Court ‘C’ if he gets the impression that Judge Gbeneweleh has too full a plate to dispose of all the business before his court.However, Judge Gbeneweleh’s 42 days assignment as judge of the Criminal Court  ‘C’ has expired, meaning that he cannot read the mandate unless the Chief Justice Korkpor reassigns him to that court.Judge Gbenewwleh took over the court during the May 2019 Term.Similar complaint was filed before Justice Nagbe against Judge Gbeneweleh, but the complaint was denied shortly after Gbeneweleh and the prosecution presented their case before the justice in chamber.Justice Nagbe’s decision came at the time when Judge Gbeneweleh had not made any judgment as to whether or not, he should accept the bond secured to release all the defendants from the Monrovia Central Prison when the prosecution ran to the justice to prevent Gbeneweleh from further proceedings with the matter.In his challenged ruling, Judge Gbeneweleh said, “this court cannot legally proceed contrary to the provision of the specific statute.”He continued, “We observed that the total amount of bail bond proffered by the defendants is US$1,149,319.88, which is far and beyond US$13,000 required by Section 13.2 of our criminal procedure law,” Gbeneweleh ruled. He added, “The bail bond proffered by the defendants is sufficient and adequate to release them from pre-trial detention, and also secure and or guarantee their reappearance before the court when required.”Judge Gbeneweleh said that the sureties of the defendants are also legally qualified to secure the day to day appearance of the defendants before the court.When he accepted the defendants’ sureties, the judge said, “The surety filed by the defendants is hereby granted and the exception filed by the prosecution challenging their bail bond is denied.”The CBL executives were arrested following the release of USAID-backed Kroll report, and the report by the Special Presidential Investigation Team (PIT), which uncovered wide-range of discrepancies in the printing of new Liberia banknotes worth billions of LRD, and the controversial disbursement of US$25 million intended to be infused into the economy to curb the rising exchange rate between the Liberian and US dollars.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spectra hit with safety order, fines

first_imgThe National Energy Board of Canada has issued a safety order against Spectra Energy and its Westcoast Energy arm of processing operations in northeastern B.C. and Alberta.The order, posted online today, says board inspectors found 27 violations of NEB processing plant regulations during a 14-month period of inspections stemming back to April 2014, including inspections of a pair of its plants in Fort Nelson and Dawson Creek.The order describes the violations as systemic “management system failures,” and focus on material handling, venting gas, product spills, and not having the right trained staff on site.- Advertisement -The order requires Spectra to file a report outlining their management systems, and to provide staffing reports for its Kwoen, McMahon, and Sikanni gas processing plants.In addition to the safety order, the NEB has also slapped Spectra with a total of more than $122,000 in penalties this year in relation to three different incidents.Spectra spokesman Jesse Semko says the company will do what’s needed to meet the NEB’s requirements.Advertisement The full order can be read here.— with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Gooners split over late signing

first_img1 Arsenal have signed Danny Welbeck from Man United Late on transfer deadline day, Arsenal raided Man United for England striker Danny Welbeck.The 23-year-old moved for £16m after United secured goal machine Radamel Falcao on loan, but Welbeck’s signing split opinion among Gooners.Who do you think did the best bit of transfer business: Liverpool snapping up Mario Balotelli, Man United’s Falcao deal or Arsenal taking Welbeck to the Emirates?Check out what some of the fans were saying on Twitter…last_img


first_imgGardai have asked people to slow down amidst heavy rainfall across Donegal this evening.The head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps has pleaded with people to slow down following torrential rain this evening.Heavy water has gathered on many of the county’s roads making driving dangerous.And met Eireann has now issued a yellow warning alert for up to 40 mms of rain to fall in Donegal overnight. Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily that driving conditions are treacherous in many parts of the county.“I have just come in from driving and the road conditions are just treacherous.“I am asking people to slow down, take care and not to take any chances on the roads tonight.“People should be aware that there is a lot of surface water and braking conditions will be very difficult,” he said. His warning comes as road fatality figures for Donegal increase compared with last year.Already this year, one more person has died already this year compared with the entire of 2013.Ten people have now died on Donegal roads compared with nine last year. WEATHER WARNING: GARDA CHIEF PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN AS RAINFALL WARNING ISSUED was last modified: November 7th, 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:donegalGardairainfallROADSwanringlast_img read more


first_imgThe victorious Glenree Utd teamBallyare football grounds was the setting for the girls u14 shield final between Glenree Utd and Kilmac Utd on Saturday. The brilliant football played from these two very competitive teams resulted in a great final match.While all these young ladies were stars in their own right for making it to the final it was Glenree utd that performed brilliantly on the day with a 5 – 1 result in their favour at the final whistle with goals from Emer Sweeney, Laura Dugera, Emer Friel, and two goals from Lauren Carr. All of the Glenree team counted when it mattered.In goals for Glenree was young Claire Friel who made a number of great saves during the match, a great defense of Siobhan Sweeney, Megan McGee, Niamh and Michelle McDevitt. Midfield consisted of Lauren Carr, Emer Friel, Lisa Dugera while up front we had Laura Dugera, Emer Sweeney and Thea Duffy.Subs on the day included, Aisling Green, Emily Pastor and sisters Niamh and Chloe Curran who played superbly also.Many thanks to all the parents and supporters who followed this team giving them lots of support and encouragement during the year. Finally a special thanks to coach Cathal McGinley for all his hard work, dedication, and belief in this young team and helping them achieve their potential.Report submitted by Glenree UtdSOCCER: GLENREE BEAT KILMAC IN U14-SHIELD-FINAL was last modified: August 11th, 2013 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:Glenree UtdKilmac UtdUnder 14 SHield Finallast_img read more

DD Motoring: A 1940s letter, the changing of ‘posts’ and the last ‘Telegram Boy’

first_imgI recently bumped into a postman in Boyces Cafe in Letterkenny. We talked about the weather, as you do when you don’t want to talk about what is really on your mind. As the postman was departing he mentioned a post that I had up on Facebook about a letter dating  from I944.Picture: Fr. Mark when he joined their Capuchin Order first pictured getting a visit form his mother Brigid, his brother Charlie and wife Agnes and brother in law Miah Deeney in Rouchestown Cork. Advertisement Today a post means a different thing with social media and the likes compared to what a post meant back in the day.A letter arrived to the old boys school at the start of 1944 it was addressed to the headmaster and was sent from the post office at lowerMain Street in Letterkenny.The headmaster read the letter out to the class. Advertisement The department of Post and Telegraphs were looking for young boys to take up the job of Telegram Boy in the postal area of Letterkenny.Many of the boys at the school at that time would be going no further than primary school for their education, so as you could imagine there was a good show of hands for the job.Those who applied for the job were asked to sit an exam in Irish for the post of telegram boy.In October of 1944 an official looking letter arrived by post to 19 Ballymacool Terrace . It was addressed to a fourteen year old Cornelius Coyle. The letter typed in old Irish font informed Cornelius that he was successful in his recent exam for the post of telegram boy and was instructed to report to the postmaster in Letterkenny at 09.15 on Monday morning to take up his first job.In 1944 the second world war was still raging, and the sight of a telegram boy arriving  at the door of a home always run the risk of bearing bad news. Cornelius Coyle’s letter for 1944 noticing him that he was successful for the post of Telegram Boy Photo Brian McDaidIn them days all urgent messages were transmitted via telegram, even big companies like Lough Swilly Railway used an internal telegram service to relay messages.A story was once told about an engineer with the railway by the name of Finnegan who was very busy writing up reports on the continuous derailment of the train in Donegal.His reports were too long for the regular derailments so he was advised to be short and to the port when he was reporting on the next incident.Finnegan was annoyed at the railways advice and in protest he sent his  next short report by telegram which read.  OFF AGAIN . ON AGAIN . AWAY AGAIN.  FINNEGAN … Cornelius worked as a telegram boy in Letterkenny to he was promoted to the rank of postman at the age of eighteen. It should have been a job for life but the young Ballymacool man arrived home one evening to tell his parents that he wanted to deliver a message of a different kind.His parents were God fearing people but were unsure if their son would be the right person for the vocation he was hoping to follow. It was only when the local priest, Fr. O’Callaghan arrived at 19 Ballymacool Terrace to reassure Cornelius parents that their son would make a good priest.In the late 1940’s Cornelius Coyle prepared for the Capuchin Order in Rochestown in Cork.In his first two years he wasn’t allowed home or any visits from his family so now he was only communicating by letter home to his family in Ballymacool Terrace.Cornelius was moved nearer home for the final part of his training to Ards Friary in Cresslough, before he returned to Letterkenny in the late 50’s for his ordination just yards away form his old school at St. Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny.Cornelius now took the name Fr. Mark after his ordination and was to spend 60 years in the priest hood. Over them years he share the joy of officiating at births and weddings but also helped when people could not deal with the pain of bad news.This was the case in the 70’s when he was ask to support a grieving father when he could not take himself to telling his sons that their mother had passed away.Fr. Mark Coyle who work as a telegram boy in the postoffice in Letterkenny before joining the capuchin order. Photo By Brendan Vaughan.It was Fr. Mark who was the bearer of the saddest  of news to the oldest of the boys age only 5 and 6 years that their mother and his sister Mary Ellen had passed away.In 2010 three priests met up in Ards and took the opportunity to have an early celebration of the life spent in the priesthood.They all started on the same day but thought that might not met up again for a while because of their postings around the world.Not unlike the conversation about the weather Fr. Mark’s health was now failing, so the three of them decided to get their photo taken together.They also wanted a copy of the photo each so the rush was on to get prints made before they departed from Ards.As the photographer was waiting for the pictures to get printed he accidentally found an old negative that Fr. Mark had forgot he had.When scanned it ended up an old black and white photograph of the three same priest pictured when they were prepared for the priesthood over 50 years before that.from left, Fr Eustas, Fr Mark and Fr Donatus (front right) pictured in Ards before they were ordained at the Ards old House.The old negatives were developed in Lettereknny in the same chemist in Letterkenny which was then called “ L. McGee’s” instead of its present name Magees. And belonged to Mrs. Coyle Ballymacool Terrace and she paid all of two shillings to get the photographs developed.Fr. Mark passed away in that same year in his beloved Ards and he didn’t get a chance to celebrate the annual feast of St Francis of Assi, which is at the start of this month October.He departed as his order would have wished with none or very little personal belongings.All Fr. Mark had was his memories of his friends that he met in the post office and in his vocation to the priesthood. Is was his letter that he kept for his offer of work at the post office in Letterkenny that brought memories back.Paul Glackin was the postman who recently had the conversation about Cornelius Coyle’s letter for his job as Telegram Boy. Paul Glackin who is now a postman in Letterkenny for many years started his life in the post office the same way as Cornelius Coyle did.Paul Glackin who works as postman in Letterkenny, Paul also was the last person to hold the post of Telegram Boy in Letterkenny. Before the service was faded out. Photo Brian McDaidPaul Glackin was the last person to be appointed as Telegram Boy in Letterkenny before the telegram service started to fade away.Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: A 1940s letter, the changing of ‘posts’ and the last ‘Telegram Boy’ was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:Ballymacool TerraceBrian McDaidCornelius Coyledd motoringFr Markletterkennypostmantelegram Boylast_img read more

Fisheries officers seize illegal net off Donegal coast

first_imgFisheries officers undertook a major operation against illegal operations off the Donegal coast last week. A total of 26 untagged salmon in the Glenties area and 1,100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island were seized last week by fisheries officers based locally.The officers were utilising the first of a new fleet of 12 commissioned Delta 780HX Maritime Protection RIB boats recently launched by the Minister of State for Inland Fisheries, Sean Kyne. IFI’s Dr Milton Matthews, said these were very important incidents.“Both incidents highlight the importance of ongoing offshore and coastal patrols to protect migrating salmon and sea trout stocks against illegal fishing activity at a time when salmon stocks are under severe pressure from high temperatures, very low water levels and a long-term decline in survival rates at sea.“The value of prompt information from members of the public who report instances of suspected illegal activity or pollution alerts cannot be overstated.”Information may be passed to the confidential number 1890 347424 or 1890 FISH24. Fisheries officers seize illegal net off Donegal coast was last modified: July 18th, 2018 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:donegalfisheries officersseizedlast_img read more