first_imgA leading Judge has again pleaded with schools and other organisations to arrange a trip to the local courthouse to see the workings of the legal system.Judge John O’Hagan was speaking after answering questions from visiting students from the Law Degree Course at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The students of various ages, including one retired Garda, were guests of the sitting of yesterday’s sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. Judge O’Hagan said he was anxious to schools and any other organisations see the working of the courts.He answered questions about his own time as a solicitor, then barrister before coming a Judge in 1998.He also asked members of the courts service including Chief Court Clerk of he Donegal Circuit Court, Ms Margaret Sharkey, to explain their roles.Judge O’Hagan said anybody interested in arranging a trip to the courts should contact the courts service.JUDGE INVITES DONEGAL STUDENTS AND GROUPS TO VISIT COURTS was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 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:inviteJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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first_imgMarquette continued its momentum into singles and earned four consecutive straight set victories to secure the win. The Bulldogs had a couple of bright spots with Joely Lomas and Tess Herder going three sets in their respective matches. Lomas claimed the first set, 6-1, but MU’s Fleur Eggink managed to win the second set 6-3 and took the third set tiebreaker 10-5 to win court four. Paula Tormas cruised to a 6-0 first set win but Herder responded with a 7-6 second set victory. Tormas won the third set tiebreaker 11-9 to claim the final team point for the Golden Eagles on court two. The Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they square off against the Milwaukee Panthers on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point.  Doubles competition1. Silvia Ambrosio/Paula Tormos Sanchez (MU) def. Brills, Summer/Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-32. Fleur Eggink/Diana Tokar (MU) def. Williams, Kenya/Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-23. Herder, Tess/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Lesley Foe/Isabella Franks (MU) 7-5 MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Drake University women’s tennis team lost at Marquette, 7-0, on Saturday at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium.  Print Friendly Version Singles competition1. Silvia Ambrosio (MU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-1, 6-32. Paula Tormos Sanchez (MU) def. Herder, Tess (DU) 6-0, 6-7, 11-93. Diana Tokar (MU) def. Williams, Kenya (DU) 6-1, 6-14. Fleur Eggink (MU) def. Lomas, Joely (DU) 1-6, 6-3, 10-45. Isabella Franks (MU) def. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-1, 6-26. Lesley Foe (MU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 6-3 Marquette 7, Drake 0March 4, 2017 at Milwaukee, Wis.(Helfaer Tennis Stadium)last_img read more

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first_imgTwo local projects in Donegal are set to benefit from LEADER funding investments for upgrade works.Comharchumann Forbartha Dhún Lúiche Teo and Coiste Forbartha Naomh Fhionáin were today announced as the Donegal recipients of the funding package from the Department of Rural and Community Development.The boat cruise Bád Gráinne Rose at Dunlewey is set to be upgraded and extended with a grant of  €36,000. And in Falcarragh, the local Development Association will be supported with the purchase of new IT equipment for the new hall.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh said the funding for Dunlewey’s Bád Gráinne Rose will improve tourism in the area.“This is a brilliant investment to help with the tourism offering in one of the most scenic spots in our county,” Minister McHugh said.“I am delighted to be able to share the news that Comharchumann Forbartha Dhún Lúiche Teo has been approved funding of more than €36,000 under the Leader programme for work on the boat. Dúirt an tAire: “Fáiltim roimh na tacaíochtaí don dhá thógra seo, tá sár-obair á déanamh ag an dá thionscadal don phobal áitiúil agus tá siad ag tairiscint rud éigin do chuairteoirí agus tá lúchair orm go bhfuil an Rialtas ag tacú leis na tionscadail seo leng gcuid huaillmhianta agus smaointe móra.”Minister McHugh added: “The investment will mean the pleasure boat can be upgraded and extended and it will be able to carry more than 50 passengers on the site seeing and cruises on the water.“The total investment in the tourism project will be €48,500 thanks to the local team and the support of Leader through the Department of Rural and Community Development.”Minister McHugh also welcomed the Leader funding for Coiste Forbatha Naomh Fhionáin to help them with new IT equipment for the new hall.“The work that has gone into the hall in Falcarragh and the drive by Paul Anthony McFadden and Michael Duggan has created a top class facility and it really is great to see organisations like Leader recognise that and keeping the support coming.” Minister McHugh has wished everyone involved in both projects plenty of success in the future.He added: “There’s also been great support from Councillor Michael McClafferty and all everyone on my team to keep pushing for Government support for projects like these. They are leaving a lasting legacy in the area and that’s something to be proud of.”Tour boat and local development group secure Leader funding boosts was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Bád Gráinne Rose at DunleweyCoiste Forbatha Naomh FhionáinComharchumann Forbartha Dhún Lúiche TeoDunleweylast_img read more

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first_img20 June 2011 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its growth forecast for South Africa in its latest World Economic Outlook, exceeding an upgraded forecast for emerging and developing economies as a whole, and in contrast to a lowered forecast for advanced economies. The IMF released an update to its previous (April) World Economic Outlook on Friday. According to Business Report, the IMF raised its April forecast for South Africa’s economic growth from 3.5% to 4% for 2011, and from 3.8% to 4.2% for 2012. More widely, for sub-Saharan Africa, the IMF forecast that economic activity would continue strengthening, with domestic demand remaining robust, and commodity exporters benefiting from elevated prices. Alfredo Cuevas, the IMF’s representative in South Africa, told Business Report that the upgrade followed a recent visit by an IMF team to the country. He also attributed it to the surprisingly strong showing by the economy in the first quarter of 2011. Statistics South Africa reported at the end of May that SA’s economy had grown by a higher-than-expected 4.8% in the first quarter of 2011, driven by increased manufacturing activity and despite a contraction in agriculture due to floods in January and February. The IMF said the global economy, hit by slowdowns in Japan and the United States, was expected to reaccelerate in the second half of the year, but warned that “growth remains unbalanced, and concerted policy action by major economies is needed to avoid lurking dangers”. Although the IMF kept its overall forecast for global growth broadly unchanged at 4.3 percent for this year, rising to 4.5 percent in 2012, the 187-member institution said the mild slowdown in the second quarter of 2011 was “not reassuring”. “While growth in most emerging and developing economies continues to be strong, slowdowns caused by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, weaker than expected activity in the United States, and shocks to oil supply weighed on the global expansion in the second quarter of the year,” the IMF said. The United States and Japan have been slow to come up with specific plans to bring down their high debt levels, the IMF said, while debt problems in some European countries meant that financial markets were charging high rates to lend them money. The IMF said that, given recent financial markets’ concerns, policymakers needed “to speed up efforts to tackle the longstanding financial challenges of government risk, banking system vulnerabilities, and the unintended consequences of low interest rates.” South Africa’s financial position, by contrast, remains relatively sound. Business report quoted Moody’s Investors Service as saying on Friday that South Africa’s A3 government ratings and stable outlook reflected “prudent economic policies that have improved its debt dynamics considerably over the past decade.” At the same time, Moody’s said South Africa faced “a number of ongoing socio-economic challenges” that were likely to constrain is ratings at their current level “for the foreseeable future”. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgKimi Raikkonen will be racing for Ferrari again next season after the Italian Formula One team announced on Tuesday a contract extension with the Finn for 2018.The popular 2007 world champion, who will be 38 in October, would have been out of contract at the end of this year with plenty of rivals eyeing up his seat at the sport’s most successful and glamorous team.Raikkonen has not won a race since he was at Lotus in 2013, and is currently fifth in a championship led by German team mate Sebastian Vettel, who has won four of the season’s 11 races to date.Vettel is also out of contract at the end of the season and the short Ferrari statement did not mention him. However, he is expected to remain once a longer and more lucrative deal has been hammered out.The timing of Ferrari’s statement was earlier than expected, since the team have often made such announcements at their home Italian round at Monza which follows on from this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.They had also been tipped to confirm both drivers at the same time.Vettel, a four times world champion with Red Bull, has also been linked in some media speculation to champions Mercedes where Finland’s Valtteri Bottas has yet to be confirmed for 2018.By opting to keep Raikkonen, Ferrari have gone for an experienced driver who is still quick and who will not rock the boat in what is likely to be his final season. He first raced for Ferrari between 2007-9 and then returned in 2014.advertisementHe and Vettel get on well, with the German keen on him staying, and Raikkonen has shown his loyalty this season by accepting team orders to his detriment.The Finn has twice finished second behind Vettel, in Monaco and Hungary, while also taking third place in Britain and Russia.He started on pole position in Monaco in May, his first appearance at the front of the grid since June 2008, and has a strong track record at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps where he was won four times.His future was called into question in July, however, when Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne called him “a bit of a laggard”.”I think Kimi has got to show a higher level of commitment to the process,” he had told reporters at the Austrian Grand Prix.Ferrari and Kimi Raikkonen still together for 2018. #Kimi7 https://t.co/Fme6Du34vT- Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) August 22, 2017last_img read more

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first_imgVirat Kohli is unlikely to get a green signal anytime soon on his request for players’ wives to travel on overseas tours.Kohli has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow wives of the players to accompany them on full overseas tours.”Yes he (Virat) had requested, but we are not going to take any decision soon. We have said that we will leave it to the new office bearers. The policy will not change now,” a source close to Committee of Administrators (CoA) told ANI.The current rule allows WAGs of Indian cricket team players to accompany them for only 14 days after the first two weeks of a 45-day tour abroad.But despite the rule Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma was seen travelling with the team throughout their tour in England.The cricketers’ wives including Anushka, Sakshi Dhoni, Ritika Sajdeh (Rohit Sharma’s wife), Ayesha Mukherjee (Shikhar Dhawan’s spouse) and others were present throughout the limited-overs series between India and England in July. But only Anushka stayed back and attended the Test matches as well.The Bollywood actress was even slammed on social media after she appeared in the Indian team’s picture at the High Commission event in London during the tour.Her presence raised eyebrows among Indian fans who were clueless as to why she was being allowed to travel with the team despite the BCCI asking the wives to join the camp only after the third Test in England.Kohli however, has gone on record to say that Anushka has stood by him in the good and bad phases of his life and her presence helps him perform on the field whenever the team tours abroad.advertisementKohli even dedicated his first Test hundred in England to Anushka after scoring 103 in the Nottingham Test in August.”I want to dedicate my innings especially to my wife. She’s motivated me a lot, kept pushing me. She’s the only one who keeps me positive out there. She has copped a lot in the past but she deserves the credit for this one,” Kohli had said after the match.According to reports, the COA has asked the Indian team manager to make a formal request after a BCCI official approached them on the issue.”The request was made a few weeks back but as it is a BCCI policy decision, the manager will have to submit a formal request first. Anushka has been travelling with Kohli overseas, however, Kohli now wants the old rule to be abolished and a new policy should come up where wives should be allowed to travel with the Indian team,” a source was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.last_img read more

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first_imgCustos of St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, says there will be harsh penalties for Justices of the Peace (JPs) who are inclined to be unethical in carrying out their duties.Speaking at a recent Specialised Training for Justices of the Peace at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, Custos Pitkin said that while there is no doubt that a majority of JPs follow the letter of the law, there are still those who have no qualms about bringing the office into disrepute.He pointed to the Justices of the Peace Act, 2018, aimed at strengthening the regime governing the functions of JPs, as proof of a new era where there will be zero tolerance for bad behaviour and corruption.The recent Act provides for codifying the selection, appointment, discipline, regulation and code of conduct of JPs, and increasing the geographical jurisdiction of JPs.“I am urging you not to recommend anyone by filling out forms or vouch for persons you do not know,” Bishop Pitkin told the JPs.“I am also asking you to refrain from giving recommendations or sign documents for persons  you do not know…whether inside or outside St. James,” he added.The Custos said that being a JP comes with a lot of responsibility and that the public expects nothing less than being served by persons of high moral fortitude.He also encouraged the JPs to report members who are in breach of “the principles and  code of conduct of the office.”“Speak to them first and if he or she refuses to listen, you should then do the next thing by reporting what you know to the office of the Custos,”  Bishop Pitkin said.He also reminded that it is written in law that a JP cannot and should not be charging the public for their service, warning that perpetrators or those who insist on doing so will be severely punished.last_img read more

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first_img Categories: Kelly News 05Jun Rep. Kelly invites residents to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend State Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Township today encouraged residents of Saginaw County to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend on June 10 and 11.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites residents and out-of-state visitors to fish without a license during the weekend, giving parents and grandparents the chance to introduce youngsters to a new and fun summer activity.“As we gear up for the summer season, Free Fishing Weekend provides an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy the many rivers, streams and lakes in Mid-Michigan and the entire Great Lakes Bay Region,” Rep. Kelly said.Fishing license fees will be waived for two days, all fishing regulations will still apply. For more information about Free Fishing Weekend, visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing, or contact Rep. Kelly by calling 517-373-0837 or via email at [email protected]last_img read more

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first_img03Aug Rep. Griffin hosts additional office hours State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she plans to hold additional summer office hours throughout the community on Monday, Aug 7.“I look forward to spending this in-district work period speaking with members of the community,” Griffin said.  “Local office hours are an excellent way for me to stay connected with people.”The office hours take place at the following times and locations:Railroad Café at 555 Railroad St. in Bangor from 12:30 to 2 p.m.;Hartford City Hall at 19 W. Main St. in Hartford from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; andDecatur Village Hall at 114 N. Phelps St. in Decatur from 5:30 to 7 p.m.No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Griffin by calling 517-373-0839 or by email at [email protected] Categories: Griffin Newslast_img read more

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