first_imgA Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men will stand trial in Letterkenny on May 1.Shaun Kelly, 23, of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, appeared at the town’s District Court today. Judge Paul Kelly told the defendant he must inform the prosecution within 14 days if he intended to rely on an alibi as part of his defence.Mr Kelly faces one charge of dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men at Meenaduff between Clonmany and Buncrana on the Inishowen peninsula on July 11, 2o10.The men who died in the crash where Hugh Friel, 66, Mark McLaughlin, 21, Paul Doherty, 19, Ciaran Sweeney, 19, PJ McLaughlin, 21, James McEleney, 23, Eamon McDaid, 22, and Damien McLaughlin, 21.An earlier hearing was told that the book of evidence contained more than 200 witness statements and numerous exhibits including photographs, maps and video.There was no objection to bail with Mr MacLochlainn saying his client had turned up in court “on every occasion”.The accused was remanded on continuing bail on his own bond of €500 and an independent surety of €5,000 from his mother, Pauline.TRIAL DATE SET FOR INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH CASE was last modified: March 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgPicture courtesy of Paddy McGrathGAA star Paddy McGrath has blasted Donegal County Council – over a pothole that almost put him off the road.The Ardara man took to Twitter last night, showing a picture of the pothole which blew a tyre and wrecked a wheel on his car.“It happened near Meenaroy,” Paddy later told Donegal Daily. “I was driving from Fintown to Letterkenny at the time and I hit the pothole and the tyre just burst.“I’m told I’m not the first to hit it and it makes you wonder why you pay all these taxes. It’s just a disgrace.”No-one from Donegal County Council was immediately available for comment last night.  GAA STAR PADDY BLASTS COUNCIL AFTER POTHOLE BLOWS TYRE IN HIS CAR was last modified: November 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:ArdaraPaddy McGrathpotholelast_img read more

first_imgMOJAVE – A Northrop Grumman-led team on Wednesday unveiled a jetliner fitted with a prototype laser device that could be used soon to protect passenger jets from terrorist missile attacks. Built under a $45 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security, the system called “Guardian” was shown off to the news media at Mojave Airport, where initial flight tests are wrapping up on the modified Federal Express MD-11 jetliner. “This program is not about proving the technology. It’s about making it commercially viable,” said John Stanfill, Northrop Grumman’s director of infrared countermeasures commercial programs. Similar technology has been in use by the military since 2000. However, there are a number of challenges to making the system practical for commercial airlines, including reducing maintenance. Military systems require maintenance after a few hours of flying, something that is not practical in a commercial operation, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Mounted in a pod on the jet’s belly are four sensors that can detect an approaching missile. An infrared camera tracks the approaching missile, and a laser signal is beamed at the missile to confuse its heat-seeking guidance system and decoy it away from the jetliner. “We introduce a guidance signal that rapidly turns the missile away,” said Jack Pledger, Northrop Grumman’s director of business development for infrared countermeasure. The system is being developed under a Department of Homeland Security effort to find ways to protect jets from shoulder-launched missiles that the federal government says have been acquired by at least 27 terrorist groups. The department wants to create a system that would cost under $1 million an aircraft. Interest in pursuing a protective system surged after a November 2002 attack against an Israeli jetliner, in which two shoulder-launched missiles were fired as it was taking off from an airport in Kenya. That aircraft escaped serious damage. About a year later, a cargo jetliner was damaged by a missile while taking off from an airport in Baghdad. The Northrop Grumman-led team, which includes Federal Express and Northwest Airlines, is one of two teams awarded $45 million contracts by the Department of Homeland Security to develop prototypes. The other team is led by BAE Systems, which is planning to conduct its first flight test today in Fort Worth, Texas. The MD-11 recently completed airworthiness certification, meaning it is safe to fly with the pod modifications. The aircraft will be flown in a few days to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida for tests into how well the system works against missile threats. A second aircraft, a Boeing 747, will be outfitted with the equipment and will fly in early 2006. Initial flight testing will likely occur in Mojave, program officials said. Congress has allocated $110 million to continue the program. The next phase will see the technology placed onto a handful of actual commercial jetliners. “We want to look at ‘real world’ issues,” Stanfill said. “We want to turn it over to the real users to see how they like it.” In addition to detecting threats and protecting the aircraft, the system will also notify authorities on the ground that a missile has been fired. The system has automated monitoring systems to aid in maintenance. “This system is like ‘E.T.’ – it phones home once a day on its health status,” Stanfill said. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgParineeti’s upcoming film, Meri Pyaari Bindu, is all set to hit the big screens. The actress can thus be seen promoting her film on different platforms. Parineeti’s public appearances are heart-warming and we’re really looking forward to the film.What we were not looking forward to, however, was an outfit like the one Parineeti just wore. When in doubt, wear black–only if the temperature isn’t oven-like. Black absorbs the most heat, and being dressed in all-black in this weather is a daredevil challenge. It pinches us to know that Parineeti has won the challenge, but not our hearts, in the black outfit, she wore for a recent promotional event.Also Read:Everyone’s making the same joke about Rihanna’s Coachella outfitThe black net Madison On Peddar top with stars all over the sleeves could make anyone feel uncomfortably hot in this painful heat. We wonder how Parineeti managed to sport it throughout the event. The top wasn’t too appealing in the fit, and the stars on the sleeves were a tad bit hideous.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/sanjanabatra The flared black pants by Quo were definitely not the best pick to team the top with either. The white border and the slit on the pants gave an unpolished look to the ensemble. The bottoms were clearly unflattering, failing to accentuate Parineeti’s now-super-toned body.Wearing minimal makeup and accessories really helped her carry the look better, though. The pointy black pumps were a suitable option too, considering the silhouette of the pants.advertisementAlso Read:Never would you ever want to see Shraddha Kapoor wear these 5 outfits againMonochrome dressing is the latest trend Bollywood is struck with, but Parineeti’s black outfit is a reminder of what not to do if you want to follow the trend.There’s a reason why Coco Chanel once said she’d never want to be dressed in all black, Parineeti!last_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk tipped in a pass at the right post 1:12 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens overcame a late equalizer to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday.Montreal cut New York’s series lead to 2-1, and can level it Sunday night at Madison Square Garden before heading home for Game 5.Galchenyuk, playing only his second game of these playoffs after returning from an injury Monday, deflected a feed from Tomas Plekanec to win it.The Rangers tied it with 28.1 seconds left in regulation on Chris Kreider’s goal.Dustin Tokarski was sharp throughout in his second NHL playoff game in place of injured goalie Carey Price, making 35 saves.New York had its five-game winning streak snapped, and its run of six straight victories over the Canadiens also ended. The Rangers fell to 1-1 in overtime in these playoffs. The Canadiens are 3-1.Montreal was poised to win it in regulation after Danny Briere scored with 3:02 left in the third, but Kreider matched him when his shot hit the sliding right skate of Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin in the crease and caromed past Tokarski, who thrust his head upward in disgust as Madison Square Garden shook.Tokarski was playing in his second straight game because of a series-ending injury sustained by Price, who was barreled into by Kreider in Game 1.Briere’s goal was also aided by an opposing defenseman, as Ryan McDonagh nudged the puck past goalie Henrik Lundqvist.Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov tied it at 1 for the Canadiens in the second period after Carl Hagelin staked New York to the lead in the first.Tokarski, in his second career playoff game, was sharp throughout. He protected the lead with 55 seconds left, denying Martin St. Louis’ drive from the right side with a lunging save, but couldn’t close it out then. He stopped 27 shots in a 3-1 loss on Monday in Game 2.Lundqvist made 22 saves, but couldn’t pull out this win.The Rangers grabbed the lead in the first period that featured only one goal but hardly lacked for action.By the time Hagelin put New York in front with a batted shot, there had already been one injury as the result of a questionable open-ice hit by Brandon Prust, and an ejection after Daniel Carcillo sought revenge on Prust — a former Rangers fan favorite — for his earlier leveling of Derek Stepan.Prust landed a blindsided shot to Stepan’s chest with his shoulder just 4:48 in, knocking down Stepan, who remained on the ice for several moments before skating off. Stepan returned later in the period. Prust heard boos the rest of the game.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Holness said logistics operations have commenced on land that Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has leased at the Tinson Pen Aerodrome, which is adjacent to Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the planned development of Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI) is now materialising. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the planned development of Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI) is now materialising.“The dream has begun (as) we are seeing the first signs of it with major investments along the (Marcus Garvey Drive) corridor,” he said.The Prime Minister was speaking at Tuesday’s (April 24) ceremony to break ground for the Foreshore Estate housing development in Delacree Pen, south west St. Andrew.Mr. Holness said logistics operations have commenced on land that Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) has leased at the Tinson Pen Aerodrome, which is adjacent to Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.In his 2018/19 Budget Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on March 20, the Prime Minister explained that the land is being developed with a view to converting Kingston into the Automobile Logistics Centre for the Caribbean.This activity is part of the proposed development of lands adjacent to the port of Kingston into a modern competitive near-port logistics centre.“The plans are to develop all of these lands to house modern logistics facilities, which will be connected to the terminal by an efficient and cost-effective transportation system,” he said.Additionally, KWL has launched its new 160,000-square-foot Total Logistics Centre, which has seen all of the space being taken up.The Port Authority of Jamaica has also started construction of a modern 200,000-square-foot logistics facility immediately adjacent to Kingston Free Port Terminal Limited.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said Foreshore Estate will provide affordable homes for persons employed under the Logistics Hub Initiative.He noted that the project forms part of overall plans for the community, aimed at, among other things, repositioning the area to support aspects of the Hub being developed along Marcus Garvey Drive, Newport, and the port of Kingston.“One of the reasons we were very eager to see this development done is that we know that it will create the dormitory environment for the labour force to support (those) industrial developments.So it fits neatly into a greater development plan,” he said.Foreshore Estate, which will comprise 230 high-quality affordable housing units, is being undertaken by World Homes Jamaica Limited in partnership with the National Housing Trust.Mr. Holness said the project will provide an opportunity for the transformation of Delacree Pen and its environs, emphasising that “this is an opportunity to spread development beyond the gates of this community”.He indicated that the venture also involves significant infrastructure improvement, “where we will solving the traffic issues at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Drive, Spanish Town Road and Hagley Park Road”.“There will be some dislocation… (so) we ask the residents and the commuting public to understand,” he urged.The Logistics Hub Initiative seeks to establish Jamaica as the premier logistics node within the Americas, to capitalise on trade and business opportunities emanating from the Panama Canal’s expansion.It includes plans to further develop national infrastructure assets, such as ports, airports, roads, utilities and special economic zones, and attract private-sector investment in logistics, transportation and other value-added sectors.Jamaica’s Logistics Hub will be the fourth global logistics node, joining Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam. “The dream has begun (as) we are seeing the first signs of it with major investments along the (Marcus Garvey Drive) corridor,” he said. Story Highlightslast_img read more