Man charged with harassing woman to go forward for trial

first_imgAn Inishowen man has been sent forward for trial to the present sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with harassing a woman.Martin Hughes (66) of Three Trees, Quigley’s Point, was before a sitting of Carndonagh District Court where he was served with a book of evidence. The accused is charged with harassing Ms Michelle Doherty within the State between April 1, 2011, and January 31, 2016.Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the accused being sent forward for trial to the present sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Giving the accused his alibi warning, Judge Kelly sent Hughes forward for trial to the present sitting, granting his Solicitor, Ms Geraldine Conaghan legal aid, including one junior counsel.Man charged with harassing woman to go forward for trial was last modified: February 24th, 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:courtharassmentInishowenMartin Hugheslast_img read more

Thompson shrugs off fatigue, posts near triple-double in Kings win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra needed three overtimes to fend off Rain or Shine, 100-92, on Friday, and with the two teams going at it on Monday in Game 1 of their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, Scottie Thompson already knew what to expect.“We know Rain or Shine is a tough team. We know each other too well, especially our lapses, so we knew we had to grind this game out,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sans Slaughter, Devance steps up on defense in Game 1 win Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police 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 Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ But the former University of Perpetual Help star knows that even this effort won’t be enough for a desperate Rain or Shine side aching to equalize the series at Smart Araneta Coliseum, making him more giddy to double, or even triple his efforts in the next game.“We got Game 1 and that’s important for us. But it’s important that we learn from our mistakes and also adjust on our lapses. Hopefully, we get it again,” he said. Read Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Fatigued from the last game, Thompson knew he had no other choice but to find a way to muster all of his energy in the series opener.Somehow, someway, he found the strength to double his effort on both ends of the floor as the sophomore guard almost nabbed a rare triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists in the Gin Kings’ 88-80 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just did what coach told us. We worked hard and through that hard work, it paid off,” he said. “As coach Tim said, we knew their bench is deep and they will do everything to get the win, so we should also double our effort.”With Thompson keeping the ship afloat, the Gin Kings gained a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series and now has a chance to sweep the Elasto Painters on Wednesday in Game 2. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Valencia condemns Nazi, monkey gestures by fans at Arsenal

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU returns to Finals after 6 years, ousts Ateneo Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Though the gestures “are completely unjustifiable,” Valencia seeks “more information about any possible provocations” involving Arsenal fans.That comment “casts a doubt on the sincerity” of Valencia’s statement, says British anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out.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, logisticsValencia also says it is working to identify the fans filmed and will “take corresponding disciplinary action” if they are season-ticket holders.The incident followed Arsenal’s 3-1 win in the first leg. The return is in Valencia next Thursday. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Arsenal fans watch in the early evening sunshine during the UEFA Europa League semi final, first leg, football match between Arsenal and Valencia at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)VALENCIA, Spain — Valencia has expressed “utter disgust and absolute intolerance” toward the fans who were filmed making Nazi salutes and monkey gestures during a Europa League semifinal.The Spanish club says the “isolated gestures” that circulated on social media after Thursday’s game at Arsenal “in no way represent the Valencian fan base.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

WTA Finals: Defending champion Wozniacki out, Svitolina and Pliskova in semis

first_imgElina Svitolina made it three-in-three in the round robin stage of WTA Finals as she produced one of her best-ever performances to overcome defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 to enter the last four on Thursday.Svitolina joined Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals as the latter had toppled compatriot Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 earlier in the day to win two out of her three games in the round robin stage.Ahead of the match against Wozniacki, Svitolina had won both her previous matches and required to take off just one set against the world No.3 to advance but she instead defeated Wozniacki to come out with flying colours.”It was an amazing match as Caroline always brings the best out of you, to really push yourself, so I have to thank her for making me push my limits,” Svitolina said in a post-match interview after handing Wozniacki her second loss of the [email protected] makes it three wins out of three at the @WTAFinalsSG!Books her place in the semifinal with the 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 win over Wozniacki! (@WTA) October 25, 2018″I am more mature now so it was all about staying calm and fighting for every ball.”Wozniacki and Svitolina are both excellent counter-punchers with supreme athletic ability and after trading blows from the baseline at the start of the match, the Dane mixed up her shots brilliantly to forge a set-winning break in the 11th game.The contest had effectively become a one-set shootout for a semi-final spot and Wozniacki showed the class that swept her to victory in Singapore a year ago and the Australian Open title in January to move ahead with an early break in the second.advertisementBack came Svitolina, however, stepping in from the baseline to take the ball earlier as she broke immediately and the intensity levels threatened to blast through the Singapore Indoor Stadium roof.Neither player was willing to budge an inch as the set appeared destined for a tiebreak, until Svitolina fashioned five set points in an epic 12th game, sealing her place in the last four when Wozniacki sent a backhand long.Svitolina celebrated winning the set as if she had won the match, fist-pumping and roaring towards her box, the Ukrainian carrying the momentum forward and needing just a single break of serve in the deciding set to finish top of the group.PLISKOVA TOPS [email protected] books her place in the @WTAFinalsSG semifinal!Gets the win over Kvitova 6-3, 6-4! (@WTA) October 25, 2018Kvitova, meanwhile, had lost her opening two matches and knew that only a straight-sets win would give her any chance of advancing, but Pliskova stayed calm and focused to record a first triumph over her compatriot in four attempts.The double Wimbledon champion needed to make a fast start to put her opponent under pressure, but Kvitova lacked movement and coughed up a slew of double faults to slip 4-0 behind in the blink of an eye as Pliskova pounced on every opportunity.Slowly but surely, Kvitova worked her way back into the contest, rallying twice from 40-0 down to win back-to-back games in the middle of the set that finally gave Pliskova something to think about.Pliskova’s coach Rennae Stubbs urged her to stay disciplined in the next changeover, and the Czech heeded the advice to curb her attacking instincts as she ended Kvitova’s tournament by holding serve to take the opener in 41 minutes.The loss of the opening set appeared to free up Kvitova’s booming forehand and she feasted on Pliskova’s tentative start to the second set to race to a 3-0 lead, but the world number eight battled back brilliantly to book her semi-final place.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Nebraska Drops Cool Twitter Video Celebrating Dramatic Win Over Michigan State

first_imgQuarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things were not looking good for Nebraska entering Saturday’s game against undefeated Michigan State. The Huskers were 3-6, with a few of the worst losses of the season, and some were already calling for first year Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s job. Many of those fans are probably a bit higher on him today. Nebraska won a dramatic game, knocking the Spartans from the ranks of the unbeaten, and today, the Huskers’ Twitter account dropped a cool quick video recapping the night in Lincoln.These fans. Our house. Unreal atmosphere. There is NO PLACE like NEBRASKA. #GBR #Huskers— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 8, 2015The results haven’t always been there for the Huskers so far in 2015, but that is a win they won’t soon forget.last_img read more

Navios Acquisition Sees Lower Annual Profit

first_imgzoom Owner and operator of tanker vessels Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (Navios Acquisition) reported a full-year net income of USD 62.9 million, a drop of USD 26.8 million from a net income of USD 89.7 seen in 2015. The company’s net income went down due to lower EBITDA, higher interest expense and finance cost and a rise in direct vessel expenses.Revenue for 2016 decreased by USD 23.2 million or 7.4% to USD 290.2 million, as compared to USD 313.4 million for 2015. The decrease was brought about by the sale of two very large crude carriers (VLCCs) in June 2015, one medium range 2 (MR2) product tanker in January 2016 and two chemical tankers in October and November 2016 as well as lower profit sharing by USD 24.5 million.As explained by the company, the decrease was partially mitigated by the revenue growth following deliveries of four vessels during 2015. The time charter equivalent (TCE) rate decreased to USD 20,742 from USD 22,477 recorded in the previous year.For the three-month period ended December 31, 2016, the company posted a net income of USD 18.1 million, against a net income of USD 20.1 million recorded in Q4, 2015. In addition, revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 dropped by USD 9.4 million to USD 67.3 million, as compared to USD 76.7 million for the same period in 2015.“Our chartering policy of seeking long-term charters provided us with superior returns at a time when favorable period charters were unavailable and spot rates were correcting. The strength of our chartering policy can be seen through our average 2016 charter rate for our fleet, which was about 11% higher than the market average rate,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Acquisition, stated.During the first quarter of 2017, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (Navios Midstream), entered into new charter deals for its three VLCCs. Navios Acquisition has agreed to provide backstop commitments for a two-year period at a net rate of USD 35,000 per day for the Nave Celeste, USD 38,400 per day for the Shinyo Ocean and USD 38,025 per day for the Shinyo Kannika.As of February 3, 2017, Navios Acquisition had contracted 75.4% and 15.8% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2017 and 2018, expecting to generate revenues of approximately USD 146.4 million and USD 21.3 million, respectively. The average daily charter-out rate for the fleet is expected to be USD 18,629 for 2017 and USD 17,202 for 2018.Navios Acquisition currently owns 36 vessels, of which eight are VLCCs, 26 product tankers and two chemical tankers.last_img read more

MOL Nordics Fleet to Use BunkerPlanner Software

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MOL Nordic Tankers Denmark-based chemical tanker company MOL Nordic Tankers has decided to conduct live trials on its whole fleet with BunkerPlanner marine fuel analysis tool.This follows a successful pilot test conducted on five of the company’s vessels at the end of 2018.As explained, by using the software, ship owners and fuel buyers can optimize their fuel procurement strategy on a vessel-by-vessel basis, reducing fuel bills by between 2% to 4%.The solution considers a range of factors that impact bunkering decisions, including fuel price forecasts, trade patterns and routes, vessel speed, fuel consumption, product specifications, time spent in Emission Control Areas (ECAs), sailing margins, and tank sizes, as well as costs related to deviations, port calls and barges.Using proprietary simulation and optimization algorithms, an optimal bunkering plan is generated for each of MOL Nordic Tankers’ vessels, specifying the amount of each fuel type to purchase at specific port calls.According to Per Funch Nielsen, Senior Associate, 20|20 Marine Energy, the extended live trial of BunkerPlanner onto the whole fleet of MOL Nordic Tankers “demonstrates the significant impact of using … software to further reduce annual fuel costs, and help ship owners manage the challenges of transitioning into a new world in 2020 where expensive distillates and distillate-hybrid products will be the most widely used compliance solution.” “The reality is that many ship owners and operators will struggle with the rising operational costs as well as new bunkering patterns driven by price changes and the local availability of products once the global sulphur cap is implemented.”“While there is an increasing uptake in a number of proven clean technologies that reduce fuel consumption, for the majority, the continued lack of liquidity in the market makes the investment hard to justify,” Nielsen explained.Commenting on the trial, Andreas Sund Poulsen, VP Global Operations, MOL Nordic Tankers A/S said:“The shipping industry is going through a rapid digitalization, and it is critical that we embrace these new technologies and innovations to help manage the challenges that we face as the sector evolves.”“Access to data that can provide real insights into our fuel procurement strategy, and help us to make informed decisions on how, when and where we buy our fuel in a way that reduces our overall fuel spend is invaluable; particularly as we move into 2020 where the price of fuel will inevitably rise, in conjunction with the added pressures of consistency in product availability and quality.”A web interface is currently being developed for MOL Nordic Tankers A/S, which can be integrated into the company’s other ship management and procurement systems to ensure its full optimization. The system is licensed on a per vessel basis.MOL Nordic Tankers transports various types of specialized liquid products in bulk for chemical producers and oil companies. Formerly known as Nordic Tankers, the company was officially acquired by MOL Chemical Tankers in January 2019.last_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates birthday of civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond

first_imgCivil rights pioneer Viola Desmond is being celebrated today with a Google Doodle slideshow.The doodle on the homepage was created by artist Sophie Diao and features 10 panels depicting Desmond’s life, from her childhood to her career as a beautician.It also traces the now-famous incident when she refused to leave the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre in 1946 — nearly a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama.Desmond was dragged out of the theatre by police, arrested, thrown in jail for 12 hours, and fined.It would take 63 years for Nova Scotia to issue Desmond, who died in 1965, a posthumous apology and pardon.Today would have been Desmond’s 104th birthday.In March, a new $10 bill featuring Desmond was unveiled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz.She is the first black person — and the first non-royal woman — on a regularly circulating Canadian bank note.As well, Desmond is featured in a recent children’s book by Chelsea Clinton called “She Persisted Around the World,” which tells the stories of 13 women who shaped history across the globe.last_img read more

How I Became The Worst Player In Madden

Maybe you’re not into reading and you skipped our comprehensive breakdown of how EA Sports develops Madden ratings for 2,600 NFL players. Maybe you also passed on my story about what it took to get into the game and just how rough it would be for a normal person out on the NFL gridiron (even a virtual gridiron). We still have you covered with this short video produced by Paul DiNatale, Ryan Nantell and Patrick Smith on the whole process, from my grisly tryout to how I fared playing quarterback for the New York Giants.