A man who was caught driving while disqualified is due to appear in court after being stopped by Gardaí.The recent incident occurred in the Letterkenny area, where gardaí with the Road Policing Unit stopped a motorist and asked for their licence.However, the driver produced a fake licence under a different name. And it emerged that they had been disqualified after receiving 12 penalty points. Gardaí seized the car and a court appearance is to follow for the driver.Gardaí took to Facebook to share details of the case. A spokesperson said: “Everyone deserves a second chance? Not when it comes to road safety and if you make the decision to drive whilst disqualified then you really are taking a chance because our Road Policing Units are out there tirelessly trying to ensure that our roads are safe!”Disqualified driver caught using fake licence was last modified: November 27th, 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)
Inflationary pressures 4 December 2008 Addressing the 13the annual National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in Pretoria this week, Motlanthe pointed out that the latest growth figures for the country’s economy indicated a tough road ahead. “As demand for our commodities falls throughout Asia and Europe [with growth in these countries faltering], it is not a rosy picture for us at all,” he said. “In South Africa, we need a strong developmental state in order for business to strive.” Besides the sub-prime mortgage crisis that spread through the United States and Europe, he said that the recessionary pressure around the world and rising food prices would affect growth prospects in emerging markets. “It is a process that countries have to engage with in order to make globalisation a positive force for all people,” he said. “An important way in which we are engaging with globalisation is through our efforts at strengthening the regional economy.” He also noted that unemployment in the country was still unacceptably high, and that the gap between the rich and poor had widened. Even before the crisis broke, South Africa’s unemployment rate had already started to rise from 23.1% in the second quarter of 2008 to 23.2% in the third quarter. “At the same time we need to address the ongoing challenge of ensuring an adequate supply of skills to the economy in both private and public sectors,” he said. Positive globalisation Regarding the theme of this year’s summit, “Globalisation, growth and social justice – The role of social dialogue”, Motlanthe pointed out that there was nothing inherently destructive in the process of globalisation. Motlanthe said the launch in August of the South African Development Community Free Trade Area was an important milestone in improving integration through increased regional trade. South African President Kgalema Motlanthe believes the prevailing turmoil on international markets will greatly test South Africa’s economic policies, with the markets likely to get worse before they get better. “Whereas our economy had maintained a growth rate of close to three percent per annum, in per capita terms, from 2004 until early this year, the recent results show that we have entered difficult times,” he said. “The last quarter has registered a growth rate of 0.26%, which indicates that our growth prospects are taking a dive.” Developmental state Motlanthe said the rise in inflation and associated interest rate hikes, and the relative weakness of the rand, had placed increased pressures on the South African economy, affecting the poorest of communities in particular. Business Unity South Africa president and Nedlac’s Organised Labour representative Brian Molefe said emerging market growth was expected to halve in 2009, meaning South Africa would not be spared the affects of the economic slowdown. Motlanthe said that the government was aware that more investments need to be made into transport and energy infrastructure, in order to deal with the constraints the country had experienced in the recent past. Source: BuaNews
Accusing the State government of being “insensitive” towards women safety, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule on Friday demanded a probe by the Special Investigation Team into the death of the teenage gang rape victim.Ms. Sule along with party’s Mumbai unit chief Nawab Malik and MLC Vidya Chavan led a protest march in Chunabhatti alleging that the ongoing probe into the matter is not being carried out “properly”. The party has called for immediate arrests of the accused.The protest march was taken out from the Lal Dongar area in suburban Chembur to the Chunabhatti Police Station.The 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by four of her friends in Mumbai in the first week of July, died in a Aurangabad hospital on August 29. “The matter has to be investigated by a SIT. We are with the family. We will not relent till the victim gets justice,” said Ms. Sule after she met officials at the Chunabhatti police station.The victim’s father was being pressured, Ms. Sule alleged and added, “The government is trying to muzzle voices. It tries to threaten all. This government is insensitive about women safety. Women are not getting justice. We will be meeting the Director-General of Police along with the victim’s brother.” Later in the day, Ms. Sule and Mr. Malik met DGP Subodh Jaiswal and demanded protection for the girl’s family. Meanwhile, deputy chairperson of the Legislative Council Neelam Gorhe said she has instructed the Mumbai Police to trace the accused and ensure charge sheet in the matter is filed properly.
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Part of me is hoping maybe he can last so I can show some skill and dismantle him that way.“But I do not see him absorbing the blows in the first few rounds.” SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The move is widely seen as benefiting both fighters — Mayweather’s fast hands could be quicker with lighter gloves, while McGregor will be able to make his punching power more keenly felt, provided he can land a blow on his American opponent.“I think it affects the contest a lot,” White said when asked if McGregor would be helped by the change.“Yes, Floyd will be faster with eight-ounce gloves but he’s more defensive. Conor hits like a truck, so smaller gloves helps him big time. I think it absolutely does.”McGregor and Mayweather will climb into the ring following an international publicity tour last month marked by expletive-laden tirades and trash-talking.McGregor, who was criticized for addressing Mayweather as “boy” during one event, dismissed suggestions that there was a racially tinged dimension to the duel.“For me, it’s athlete versus athlete,” McGregor said. “I’m disappointed to hear the way it’s being portrayed. All I can do is stay focused on my craft and go out and put a performance for my fans.”McGregor, meanwhile, said he has used disparagement by the boxing community as motivation.“It has certainly been motivating, the disrespect and the disregard for my skill set,” McGregor said.“I look at people so many times and their mind is closed to how things can be done. It’s a set way and there is no other way. Well, if that was the case we would have never reached across the oceans in search of other lands. We would never have gone into space.“You have to have an open mind and you got to realize that there are other ways. Fighting is a complex game. But I’m just looking forward to August 26 and proving what I’m saying and educating the world of what martial arts is.” UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. AP FILE PHOTOLos Angeles, United States —Conor McGregor believes he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds but is ready for all scenarios when the two fighters clash in their eagerly anticipated superfight next week.Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday that a controversial switch to lighter gloves could lead to an explosive outcome in the August 26 showdown in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT
Freshman defender Theo Alexis (18) splits two defenders during the OSU vs. Penn State game on Tuesday. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorWhere there was plenty of rain Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, there was no shortage of offense as Ohio State (5-1-0, 2-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Penn State (1-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten), 3-0.The first goal came in the 49th minute from senior defender Niall Logue, his second of the season, and kicked off the scoring. Six minutes later, in the 55th minute, senior forward Nate Kohl buried his first of the season.The final tally was off the head of freshman forward Mitch Bergman in the 84th minute for his first career goal. Abdi Mohamed and Kevin Blackwood recorded assists.“We put it away in the last couple minutes there against a quality side in Penn State,” Bergman said. “Out of my mind right now, don’t know really what to think, just living up the moment right now.”The Buckeyes ended the game with 15 shot attempts, Bluem said the first goal opened up the Penn State defense and allowed for more opportunities.“It was a hard game when they were able to sit back defensively, they had a lot of numbers behind the ball,” Bluem said. This marks goalie Parker Siegfried’s fourth straight win and shutout. “It’s a team effort when you get a shutout, and we’ve been stressing that a lot with our team,” Bluem said. “Trying to make sure we’re organized defensively, we know what we want to do, where people are supposed to be then it comes down to individual effort. Are the guys on the field making that extra effort to do their job defensively, and if they are it makes it easier for us to get a shutout.”Despite having eight shots in the first half, the Buckeyes still ended the first half with a scoreless tie. Ohio State coach John Bluem thought the weather might have had something to do with it.“You know it’s funny, it didn’t rain till right when the game started, so we didn’t get used to the field being wet. So, I think both teams had a difficult time adjusting to the wet conditions. It was easier in the second half.”The Buckeyes next game will be in Piscataway, New Jersey, as they challenge in-conference opponent Rutgers at 1 p.m.Even though the Buckeyes have plenty of momentum, Bluem doesn’t believe they should be over-confident heading into Sunday.“We got to go back on the road again in the conference, it’s never easy to go on the road,” Bluem said. “Rutgers is a very good team, I watched them the other night. They’re very dangerous going forward, they’re going to cause us some problems. I think it’s going to be a wide-open game and a very difficult contest for us.”
Ohio State senior offensive lineman Billy Price (54) talks to linemen Michael Jordan (73) and Jamarco Jones (74) prior to a play in the second quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa took no time in changing the outlook of his new unit when he was hired prior to the start of the 2016 season. After switching the most experienced guard to the center position in each of his first two seasons with the Buckeyes, Studrawa could be in a similar position with junior guard Michael Jordan heading into 2018. The third-year starter at left guard was taking snaps for the Buckeyes as a part of the second-team offensive line during fall practice. The decision to play a guard at center has become something of a trend for Studrawa. Without an obvious answer to fill the center position in 2016, Studrawa moved guard Pat Elflein to the middle.The Pickerington, Ohio native ended up thriving, winning the Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football and taking home the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Award in the Big Ten. Studrawa did not stop there. After Elflein departed to the NFL, the second-year offensive line coach made the switch again, this time with fifth-year senior guard Billy Price. The outcome was the same. Price won the Rimington Trophy and was named a first-team All-American at center in 2017. Having watched both Elflein and Price move from guard to the starting center, now fifth-year center Brady Taylor seemed to be in the position to seamlessly transition into the starting role as Ohio State’s first true center since Jacoby Boren in 2015. Despite being recruited as a three-star offensive tackle in the 2014 class, Taylor has played in 29 games for the Buckeyes, recording 55 snaps against UNLV and 41 snaps against Illinois last season. As the only true freshman to start during the 2016 season, Jordan was named as a Freshman All-American in 2016 and first-team All-Big Ten team member after the 2017 season. However, the move for Jordan could be because of something not related to the center position at all. With the main objective being to get the best five offensive lineman on the field at one time, Jordan, senior tackle Isaiah Prince and redshirt senior Demetrius Knox seem to be locks on the line. Also, after playing in 12 of 14 games last season, sophomore Thayer Munford seems to be in a good position to take a starting tackle spot. With four spots filled on the line, that leaves one: center or, possibly, left guard. Studrawa has linemen with experience to fill those spots, with junior Branden Bowen coming off of a leg injury, and redshirt senior Malcolm Pridgeon, who is in in his third season with the program. When it comes down to it, the final spot on the offensive line could come down to a simple question: who is the best lineman between Bowen, Pridgeon and Taylor? If it is Pridgeon or Bowen that takes the final spot on the line and Jordan moves to center for his junior season, Studrawa can be confident that it will work out just fine. He has the track record to prove it.
Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up about how former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson developed his game while he was still playing for United.The current Balon d’Or holder arrived at Old Trafford back in 2003 as a relatively unknown, raw talent and has now revealed the impact of Ferguson on his football career. The Juventus star was always pulled up by the former United great manager for doing too many tricks and flicks, and he now recalls how his mentality changed when he swapped Sporting Lisbon for Manchester United.Working with Ferguson helped hone Ronaldo’s skills into the player he is today and he’s quick to remind himself of how important those years at United were to his development.“Of course, in the beginning of my career he was so important to me because I moved from Sporting to Manchester and had that Portuguese mentality – too many stepovers, decision making was not the best,” Ronaldo told DAZN, as quoted by Daily Mail.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“So he taught me how to do it. In the Premier League they don’t fall over so easy, they are tough.”“As I’ve said many times, he taught me everything. He was like a father to me. He helped me a lot at Manchester United.”Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford before leaving to sign for Real Madrid in 2009 where he scored 450 goals in nine seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu.