Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 High winds have badly disrupted the Games schedule, forcing the postponement of two skiing races and a biathlon event. But competition was going ahead on schedule on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings A volunteer advises spectators to stay indoors at the Gangneung Olympic Park following strong winds during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 14, 2018.Gangneung Olympic Park was closed to visitors as high winds caused chaos at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, also forcing ski and biathlon races to be postponed. “Due to high winds in the Gangneung area, all activities in the common domain of the Gangneung Olympic Park have temporarily been suspended to ensure the safety of all personnel,” said a statement from Games organisers. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVSixteen people were hurt when high winds caused chaos at Gangneung Olympic Park, a major venue of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, organisers said on Thursday.Thirteen staff and three spectators were slightly injured as signs, tents and equipment were blown around at the Park on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing The plaza, which houses four ice sports arenas, was closed to visitors on Wednesday and the public were urged to stay indoors. The wind dropped on Thursday.“We had some facilities and props flying around,” said Sung Baik-you, spokesman for the Games organising committee, adding that 60 tents were damaged and 120 fences collapsed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“There were a lot of signages that were blowing away and shaking and we had to reinforce them.”The 16 people who were hurt were treated for light scratches and sent home, he said.
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 And although La Salle managed to make it 12-12 of off Mae Luna’s quick kill, the Lady Maroons were able to recover for the next three points including a free one from the Lady Spikers.Carlos found an open spot in the back line for UP’s 13-12 lead just before Luna’s erroneous attack that put the Lady Maroons at match points, 14-12.Justine Dorog then, finished things off with an off-speed kill for UP’s third win in four games to tie La Salle atop the standings.Carlos, however, said that they should immediately move on from the win and focus on what’s ahead—a matchup with another perennial powerhouse in Ateneo.“This was a must-win for us and this was a very strong team, they’re not the defending champions for nothing so we have to focus immediately for our next game,” said Carlos, who had 19 points.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “We have to focus on our next game and also think about the next round and how we can beat them again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Captain Diana Carlos said her team’s championship desire was in full display against the Lady Spikers and beating the defending champions gave UP a huge morale booster for the rest of the season.“My teammates and I really had that will to win and that was our main asset today,” said Carlos in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We want to beat La Salle, we want to win in this league, we want to become champions, we want to get to the finals. And I think our willpower led us to the win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUP and La Salle were locked in a pulsating back-and-forth that stretched to 8-all in the fifth set.The Lady Maroons found a bit of reprieve when Isa Molde scored two in a row that Jessma Ramos followed up with an ace to give UP an 11-8 cushion. LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ramil de Jesus on La Salle loss: UP has better chemistry, more desire to win Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines has just one goal in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and that’s to win its first UAAP championship since 1982.The Lady Maroons took a huge step into that direction when they took down defending champion De La Salle in five sets, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The Concern Women of Liberia (CWL) has provided US$6,000 to three institutions to support their work against sexual and gender based violence.The money is part of mechanisms put in place by CWL leadership to provide support for Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) victims in Monrovia.Institutions that benefited include: Hope for Women International; the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC); and Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK)-Liberia.At the presentation over the weekend, a member of the CWL team, Madam Wadei Powell, said the money represented the organization’s way of providing support to victims of the SGBV. She praised the three institutions for their support to victims in restoring their dignities and hope.Madam Powell said her organization is overwhelmed with the level of concerns from the various institutions toward victims of rape and promised to work with them in restoring hope to victims of rape.She therefore remained hopeful that CWL would continue to contribute immensely in addressing situations surrounding rape and other violence against women across the country.Hope for Women International, she said, would receive US$2,000; US$1,000 to PCC, and US$3000 for THINK-Liberia.“We have observed the level of good work and care to victims of rape by these institutions and believe they need the support,” Madam Powell stated as she delivered the money to the three beneficiaries.For PCC, she said the amount is in support of the upcoming healthcare service, which involves creating awareness on SGBV among others. She then expressed the hope that the money would serve the intended purpose.Paynesville City Mayor, Cyvette Gibson, lauded the CWL for their contribution to the City Corporation and promised to use the money to create the necessary awareness and sensitization for both men and women through the use of fliers. The exercise has been scheduled to commence on September 12.“We will also create questions and answers session during the launch of the program to ensure that our people are educated on the danger of rape. We will provide information on the disadvantages of people who are raped, but most importantly on how everyone can work to stop SGBV in Liberia,” Mayor Gibson explained.The campaign, she added, would include medical practitioners to scrutinize participants to know their present health status and to also inform victims to prevent reoccurrences. She promised to ensure that the campaign is robust.Madam Charlyne Brumskine, a CWL team member, said the their organization remained gratified by the works that the PCC, THINK-Liberia and Hope for Women continue to do in their respective locales, particularly rendering assistance to victims of rape.Madam Brumskine emphasized the need to report rape cases, and urged victims not to keep silent.Rosana H. Schaack, Executive Director of THINK, said they remain very grateful to CWL for the money.CWL was established in March this year to help provide support to rape victims with six members including the three of the beneficiaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An Albouystown, Georgetown block maker on Thursday reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with an attempted murder charge in May last.Twenty-seven-year-old Malcolm Culley of Lot 154 Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was not required to plead when the charge was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on his first appearance.Murder accused Malcolm CulleyThe court heard that on May 18, 2018, at Albouystown, with intent to commit murder, Culley wounded Rawle Khan.the court was informed that the injured man was at the time still hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital suffering from a punctured lung, three broken ribs, and several lacerations about his body.In a bail application, Culley’s Attorney, George Thomas, told the court that his client, a father of one, was soon to be a parent again.He highlighted that Culley had no previous matters in the courts, and did not pose a flight risk.Culley was granted bail under condition that he makes no contact with, and stays at least 50 feet away from, the victim. He was also ordered to lodge his travel documents with the Police.The case will continue on August 2.
An INISHOWEN Gaelscoil is calling on politicians throughout the county to secure a site to build their new school.Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha opened in 1999 and for the past 16 years it has been operating from temporary accommodation at the Buncrana Youth Club on Castle Avenue.However the primary school staff, board of management and parents are now saying enough is enough.They have launched a campaign calling on the Department of Education to secure a site for the new three-school campus, which will include the Gaelscoil and second level schools Coláiste Chineál Eoghain and Crana College, as soon as possible. Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha has launched a YouTube video, calling on the politicians’ support and highlighting the unsuitable conditions which exist in the school.They have also started a Christmas card campaign, which they have sent to all of the county’s politicians and councillors calling on their support.In the video, Principal Úna Ní Mhaoildeirg Uí Cheallaigh said the school has grown from ‘strength to strength’ since it opened.It has grown from 24 pupils and two teachers in 1999, to 181 pupils, 10 teachers, 2 SNAs today. Ms. Ní Mhaoildeirg Uí Cheallaigh outlined the cramped unsuitable conditions the children experience in the school’s seven classrooms and narrow corridors on a daily basis.She says some of them have no natural light or air and are some distance from each other.The video also outlines how they are unable to provide disabled access for one child’s mother.Concluding the ten-minute video, Ms. Ní Mhaoildeirg Uí Cheallaigh said that ‘now is the time’ for the Department of Education, and Donegal County Council, to consider their children’s future and build a new building for Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha ‘sooner rather than later’.The issue of the site for the three school campus, which is in the government building programme for 2019-2021 projects, was raised at an ETB meeting last Monday and it is understood that officials within the education body are hopeful of a site being identified in January. DDTV: DONEGAL GAELSCOIL IN PLEA FOR NEW SCHOOL BUILDING SITE was last modified: December 18th, 2015 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:buncranaDDTVdonegalGaelscoil
HONOURING A HERO IN TRIALOUGH: Football and, indeed footballers, don’t always earn due respect from those outside the game but there are enough examples to tell us that the sport does have a heart and none more so than last Sunday’s Ulster Senior League clash at Trialough. The players from Fanad United and Derry City Reserves formed a guard of honour for Davitt Walsh who was making his first appearance in a Fanad shirt since the Buncrana tragedy where he saved the life of four month old baby girl, Riognach Ann McGrotty.It was an emotionally charged occasion and one that the Fanad player will have fully appreciated – his team-mates and those on the opposition side coming together to add to the numerous tributes that have come his way since that fateful March day.It’s doubtful if any day goes by for the popular Kerrykeel native without his thoughts returning to that tragedy but last weekend will have been even more significant.His participation in the Belfast Marathon on Monday in the company of Louise James, the mother of the baby girl plucked to safety by her heroic rescuer, added another emotional milestone to two lives that changed forever forty-five days ago. They took part in the event to help raise money and awareness in the fight against muscular dystrophy, a muscle-wasting condition which affected Louise’s son, Evan, who was among those who perished in the Buncrana tragedy. There is, they say, strength in numbers and those who lined up at Trialough on Sunday and took part in the May Day marathon can only have added to it for everyone directly affected by the drowning on March 20th that claimed five lives and would have claimed another were it not for the heroism of a modest young man who can’t ever have believed that football would, one day, feature well down his list of priorities.SUCKER REPUBLIC:How to become paranoid in two easy lessons.Watching ‘Soccer Republic’ on R.T.E. 2 on Monday night last.For the second successive week, the panellists on the weekly round-up of all things League of Ireland failed completely to give any sort of analysis into Finn Harps’ performance in Wexford – the visitors semingly dominated the opening half and were full value for the result – just as they didn’t do for the previous week’s match against Cork City. Both their opponents were, meanwhile, given due reaction by the studio analysts.Watching ‘Soccer Republic’ on R.T.E. 2 on Monday night last.In his post match interview at Ferrycarrig Park, Harps’ assistant boss, Gavin Dykes, referred to the fixture listing which sent his part-time side on two lengthy journeys from one end of the country on two successive weekends (and will do so again at the end of the season).That prompted a bit of a backlash in the ‘S.R.’ studio where Stuart Byrne lambasted the view and suggested Dykes & Co. should just get on with it and stop complaining about long trips to away matches. Regular viewers of the highlights show will recall a number of weeks back, the panellists referring to Dublin based St. Patrick’s Athletic’s “long” journey to Donegal for a league match – Keith Fahey commenting on the arduous trek that involved and not a body in the studio taking him to task on it or bothering to mention that Pat’s are a full-time side or the fact that it’s only three hours down the road.Of course, I could be just paranoid.Meanwhile, Bohemians make the long, long trip to Ballybofey this Friday night in a match Harps will need to get something from as things tighten up considerably in the bottom half of the table.Harps first ever promotion to the Premier Division will be marked, meanwhile, in the Barca Bar in Ballybofey following this Friday night’s match with the bulk of the squad scheduled to be in attendance for an event that will include a question and answer session and a showing of some DVD footage featuring highlights from that season twenty years ago. 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And many a memory to be covered too.WORDS FALLING ON REF EARS:At least some common sense has prevailed in the disciplinary corridors of the Ulster G.A.A. establishment.That old saying that ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’ was hardly in the minds of the authorities when they handed out a 24 week suspension to Donegal under-21 manager, Declan Bonner for comments he reportedly made to match official, Barry Cassidy, after his side’s Championship defeat against Tyrone in March.Bonner, generally as mild mannered an individual as you can get, was incensed with a number of decisions taken by the referee including the sendings-off of Stephen McMenamin and Brian Waldron and the black card handed out to Caolan McGonagle.Whatever the nature of the words deployed by the Na Rossa man, a twenty-four ban was surely beyond the pale in this instance.Indeed there have been physical exchanges on the field of play – and indeed off it as well – that were never punished to that level.But Bonner’s appeal to the Ulster Hearings Committee in Armagh last week has been “rewarded” with the decision to halve the ban.As I say, some common sense but only some.LEICESTER 1 SPORTING WORLD 0Not being the Donegal man who placed a five euro bet on Leicester City to win the Premiership, I can’t say what inspired him to pinpoint a team who had escaped relegation with a remarkable run-in of points gathered at the tail-end of the last campaign with seven wins from their final nine fixtures.Cynics could, and no doubt would, suggest that he may have put a fiver on all twenty of the teams in the league but even had he done that he would still have emerged with a tidy 7,404 euro profit from his lay out. But credit to him – and debit to Paddy Power – for chancing his arm and coming away with a sum that might even have bought some of that Leicester line-up before last season.When Chelsea grabbed that brilliantly taken equalizer against Spurs on Monday night, all I could think of, however, was another Donegal man and how he would have been sharing in the joy that marked Leicester’s title triumph. But I would hazard – even Eden Hazard it – a guess that Conrad Logan will almost certainly have been pondering on what might have been from his current base in Edinburgh.True, his present team, Hibernian, have a Scottish Cup Final to look forward to but that would surely have paled into relative insignificance compared with a Premiership medal in his locker.Quite apart from Tottenham’s London rivals, there would have been few who would have begrudged the White Hart Laners their moment of triumph but a lot more wanted the Foxes to claim the title after one of the most remarkable seasons in top flight history.They were inspired by the modest and hugely likable Italian, Claudio Raniero, who, along with his players and staff, could not have been more worthy winners in a campaign where the so-called big clubs with their big bank balances were left floundering in their wake.But nobody should forget the part played by former boss, Nigel Pearson. He built this team and was in charge when they went on that run that preserved their Premiership status and thus was the catalyst for one of football’s greatest – perhaps THE greatest – fairytales.And the great majority of us didn’t even risk a fiver on them. Happy spending, that man.LEICESTER 2 SPORTING WORLD 0Didn’t get to view too much of the World Championship snooker this week but did catch the most relevant frame in the Final. The one that put Mark Selby ahead 10-7 after a fifteen minute joust on the green ball that had two exhausted players making error after error and in between pulling off a number of incredible snookers.Selby missed the easiest of pots into the corner and side pockets respectively as his opponent, Ding Junhui, kept his hopes alive of closing the gap to a solitary frame.“They’re obviously very, very tired”, Ken Doherty noted in the B.B.C. commentary box.At one point, Leicester native Selby started conversing with a member of the crowd who was sporting a Coventry City jersey, prompting an obviously equally tired head commentator, John Virgo, to declare: “I often wonder where they send people who live in Coventry?.”The same Virgo was forced to apologise to his B.B.C. bosses after the semi-final between Selby and Marco Fu. This particular encounter was marked by the longest frame in Crucible history – potting out after a remarkable 76 minutes and 11 seconds (longer than your average Gaelic football match). Thinking he was off air, Virgo remarked to his co-commentator, Willie Thorne: “I wanted to watch a bit of racing this afternoon…now I’ll miss f…..Match of the Day.”.Now there IS a miscue with the blue.But in the end, a mere thirteen minutes after Leicester City had been confirmed as Premiership champions, Selby crowned a stunning day, year, century for the Midlands city.LETTERKENNY UNDER-18’S PUSHING FOR GLORY:On Saturday week, members of Letterkenny R.F.C. will be involved in a car push to help raise funds for the club and for the Jack and Jill Foundation. Not the easiest of tasks seeing as they’re pushing it from Mountcharles to Letterkenny.But, hey, can it be any harder than trotting out at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast for a Cup Final against one of Ulster’s toughest young teams which is precisely where the representatives of the local club’s under-18 squad will be this weekend.The machine they’ll be attempting to push, out-maul, out-jump, and, more significantly, outscore will be their Armagh equivalents, a side that has already a trophy to their name this season and won at the expense of their Letterkenny opponents.That 11-8 defeat in the Ulster Under-18’s League Final, staged in Magherafelt two months ago – and staged is a term that, in this case, can be construed any way you like – was somewhat controversial but to their credit the Letterkenny lads got back to business in the Ulster Carpets Cup and while fortunate to enjoy home advantage all the way to the Final nevertheless proved their worth with some stirring performances mixed with the tenacity built into this young side by coaches Gordon Curley and Denis Faulkner.“Well coached, well prepared and totally committed”, was how referee, Shane Toolan, described the team on social media and having officiated at a couple of their games this season he will have viewed that commitment and preparation at first hand.During the campaign, Armagh acquired the service of former Ulster coach, Brian McLaugfhlin, in a capacity of consultancy coach and that won’t make things any easier than they would have been before his appointment.But the way the Letterkenny Under-18’s have performed throughout this season with style and an ability to conjure up tries from any area of the field surely merits them a trip home from Belfast with a trophy on board the team bus.A supporters bus will be departing from Tobins filling station on Saturday morning at 11.20.a.m. and you can contact Michael McGarvey at 087-9093111 for further details.The game at Ravenhill has a 3.p.m. start.10k SUCCESS:Due to attendance at an open athletics competition in Donegal Town on Sunday, I didn’t make it along to watch the North-West 10k this year but the reports and the photographs on all media platforms suggest another outstanding success and, hopefully, a bunch of money for the charities involved.A brilliant performance from Burtonport’s Ciaran Doherty running in the colours of Letterkenny A.C. to net his third NW 10k title and what about second placed, Danny Mooney? Not content with just this particular event he participated in a triathlon in Derry on Sunday morning before completing a second place finish in Letterkenny in the afternoon. Coming home in third spot was Finn Valley’s Mark McPaul while Maria McCambridge, formerly Letterkenny A.C., was the first woman over the finishing line ahead of local woman, Fionnuala Diver.But a big congratulations to every single individual, runner and walker, who took part.CLAUDIO AND BRIAN ON THE SAME PAGE:Writing in her T.V. review of the sporting world in Monday’s ‘Irish Times’, the ever entertaining Mary Hannigan, reacting to Martin O’Neill’s assertion that Leicester’s success represented the achievement of the century even though the century was only sixteen years old, claimed it was hard to think of too many to rival it.But went on to suggest that Donegal’s 1992 All-Ireland success under ‘Brian McEniffio’ could compare with it.Surely not. Man for man, the Donegal team of that time was heads above this Leicester side and always had it in them to claim an All-Ireland.Whereas I can’t ever see Ranierio’s men winning the Sam Maguire.A HERO HONOURED IN FANAD AND LEICESTER CITY ARE CHAMPIONS! – IT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: May 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:columnDavitt WalshGAALeicester CityPaddy WalshsoccerSportWednesday
However, according to The Independent, the Red Devils expect the deal to go right to the August 9 transfer deadline.Spurs are only willing to do a deal which includes Anthony Martial or a straight up offer of £55 million – something the Red Devils have baulked at.With Daniel Levy remaining as frugal and unrelenting in his negotiations as ever, Mourinho has listed two younger alternatives to the 29-year-old Belgium international instead.Leicester City star Harry Maguire and Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar have both been identified by Mourinho as potential options, should a deal for Alderweireld fail to come to fruition. Toby Alderweireld remains Manchester United’s top transfer target, but Jose Mourinho has a list of alternative options lined up in case.It was believed a deal for the Tottenham Hotspur centre-half was no longer a viable option for the Red Devils. 2 2 Alderweireld is valued at £55 million by Spurs Mourinho has lined up two potential back-ups to Toby Alderweireld Any deal for Harry Maguire is likely to cost an eye-watering sum, with the Foxes reportedly insisting the Red Devils equal the world record fee of £75 million for a defender.The report goes on to say Mourinho is desperate to sign a centre-half and a right-winger at the very least before the August 9 transfer deadline.United have been linked with Skriniar’s Inter teammate Ivan Perisic.It is understood the Croatian is likely to arrive as a replacement for Anthony Martial, who is ready to quit Old Trafford this summer.
UP and coming girls’ footballers from Termon and St Eunan’s were tops in the Ulster Ladies Football Development Blitz at Garvaghey, Tyrone, on Saturday.The Donegal representatives defeated all the teams they met on the day – and drew with each other! LGFA: ST EUNAN’S AND TERMON STARLETS ON TOP AT ULSTER U12 BLITZ was last modified: October 12th, 2014 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:St EunansTermonU12 girls
Gardai in Donegal have seized a highly defective car which was being held together with seat belts.The car was stopped on the road by the Letterkenny Traffic Corp and seized on the spot.Images: @GardaTrafficThe driver had fastened their seat belts in a most unusual way – wrapping the belt between window panels to keep the front doors closed! Gardai have issued a clear warning: “When we said wear your seat belt…..we meant you, not your car!”Images: @GardaTrafficThe car was found to have no windows and both doors were held shut with the seat belts. Plus, the car’s L plate was half covered with tape.The driver will now face a fine and a court summons has been issued by the Traffic Corps.This Donegal driver got the buckle up message ALL wrong was last modified: September 1st, 2017 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:garda traffic