JUDGE ORDERS DANGEROUS DRIVER TO COME BACK FROM AUSTRALIA

first_imgDown Under: Glenn AlcornA JUDGE has told a solicitor to tell her client he must return from Australia – and bring money with him after hearing one of the worst cases of dangerous driving before him.Circuit Court Judge Keenan Johnson expressed anger that Glenn Alcorn was appealing the severity of a sentence given to him in the District Court but hadn’t bothered appearing himself. Alcorn, 28, from Renny, Lettermacaward, was convicted in the district court on four charges of dangerous driving and one charge of failing to stop for Gardai on April 7, 2010.The offences involved Alcorn driving at speeds of up to 160km/hr on rural roads in the townlands of Menagowan, Farrigans, Renny and Toome.He was also convicted of failing to remain at the scene.Gardai had attempted to arrest Alcorn, but couldn’t because he was driving so dangerously and so fast, the Circuit Court heard.He also had a conviction for dangerous driving in 2007. He was disqualified from driving for two years on that occasion.Solicitor Fiona Brown said Alcorn had matured since the 2010 incidents. She said he was living and working in Perth, Western Australia.“He has certainly learned his lesson,” she said.Judge Johnson asked to see her client, but she explained that Alcorn was still in Australia.The judge expressed anger that Alcorn hadn’t appeared in court.“This is as bad a case as I have ever come across,” said Judge Johnson.He said he considered the sentence “a bit light” and told Ms Brown to tell Alcorn he had better appear before him on April 1.“Tell him to bring a good wallet with him at a minimum,” he said, warning Alcorn faced a substantial fine.“This was a very serious incident; it was a miracle that no-one was killed. It was crazy driving which is far too prevalent,” said the judge.JUDGE ORDERS DANGEROUS DRIVER TO COME BACK FROM AUSTRALIA was last modified: February 17th, 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:Glenn AlcornLetterkenny CourtLettermacawardPerthWestern Australialast_img read more

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$11.8 million verdict returned in truck-train suit

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Universal Studios officials declined to comment on Friday. Metrolink previously settled with Kilpatrick and some two dozen other injured passengers in an agreement whose terms are confidential. Another passenger, 76-year-old Grace Kirkness of Santa Clarita, died in a hospital 15 days after the crash. Universal Studios in court said the crash was the result of what a federal investigation called “confusing” traffic signals and roadway where the Metrolink tracks pass the intersection of Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Road. Truck driver Jacek Wysocki, who was employed by a Universal subsidiary and was killed in the crash, had stopped for a red left-turn arrow at the intersection, the National Transportation Safety Board said. Then he drove onto the tracks when the arrow began to flash at the train’s approach, the NTSB said. PASADENA – A former Newhall attorney crippled when a Metrolink train crashed into a movie-studio truck that drove onto the tracks was awarded $11.8 million from Universal Studios. A Pasadena jury awarded the money Friday to Jennifer Kilpatrick, who must use a walker or a wheelchair because of the injuries she suffered in January 2003 when the train derailed after plowing at 80 mph into the truck at a Burbank intersection. Kilpatrick, who was on her way to work when the crash happened, now lives in Las Vegas. The jury award was announced by Kilpatrick’s attorney, Los Angeles attorney Jerome Ringler, who is also lead counsel representing passengers injured in Metrolink crashes in Glendale and Placentia. last_img read more

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Chelsea transfer news: Torino emerge in battles for Blues starlet

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion and Derby County are set to battle Torino to land Chelsea starlet Ola Aina on loan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.The Serie A side are reportedly well aware of the 21-year-old’s potential and hope to sign him for the new campaign. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 possible standings But Aina will have no shortage of options should Chelsea decide to loan him out this summer as Championship duo Derby and West Brom both want to bring him in.It has been suggested that Rams boss Frank Lampard, who has close ties to Chelsea, is closing in on the signing but the Baggies have not given up hope just yet. smart causal latest SORRY How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Chelsea youngster Ola Aina in action. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP revealed gameday cracker predicted center_img silverware Most Popular Premier League News 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas And now Aina, who played 44 times in the Championship during a loan at Hull last term, could get the chance to move to Italy too, if he so wishes. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Are Insatiably Hungry

first_imgHustlers are insatiably hungry. They are driven, they’re self-motivated. No one ever has to ask a hustler to do anything. They’re already doing something.Not only is a hustler working, but they’re also working with a tremendous sense of urgency. You can always tell a hustler because it looks like there working as if they’re running out of time. They’re trying to get things done, to accomplish things.Non-hustlers aren’t hungry. They aren’t driven by some unseen force, and they always have to be asked to do what needs to be done. They’re passive and reactive, waiting instead for the world to act on them instead of acting on the world. They want, but not enough to act on that want.Hungry to Be MoreHustlers are hungry to be more. Even if they are happy and pleased, they are dissatisfied because they recognize that their potential is far greater than what they’ve accomplished to date. And it doesn’t even matter what they’ve accomplished to date.Hustlers are driven by growth. Their personal growth, as well as their professional growth. No matter how good they are, they are consistently and continually looking for an edge, some way to get even better.Hungry to Do MoreHustlers are also driven to do more. They will outwork anyone and everyone around them. They start earlier, stay later, and do more in the hours in between. But they will also do more outside of work.Hustlers will hustle to do more with their family. They’ll take more vacations, and they do more interesting things that provide them with experiences that a non-hustler miss out on.The hustler is constantly in motion.Hungry to Have MoreIt’s a tough time to be a hustler. There are a lot of people who will tell you that it is wrong to want more. They will tell you that it is wrong to want more money, to want more success, and to want more “things.”Non-hustlers resent the hustlers success, especially an acquisitive hustler. This is part of the non-hustlers curse, the envy of what others have, even though they could have those same things if they had the hustler’s mindset and were willing to do what was necessary to have them.The one thing hustlers want in abundance more than anything else is freedom.Hungry to Contribute MoreYou only become more, do more, and have more when you create greater value for more people.Hustlers contribute more than non-hustlers. Their work, especially if they’re an entrepreneur, creates work for other people, something that immensely improves people’s lives.Hustlers also have the financial resources to contribute to the causes they believe in, including people in need. The more successful a hustler becomes, the more the hunger turns into a desire to help more.Hustlers find meaning in using their hustle and the resulting resources to contribute to causes greater than themselves.You can be hungry, too. You can decide that you want to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. Once you decide you are hungry enough to hustle, take one single action that moves you forward in the direction you want to go. Hustlers are too hungry to wait until tomorrow.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli backs MS Dhoni to find momentum and consistency

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s form and future has been under scanner post his Test retirement but a string of limited-overs matches in the next three months will enable the former skipper get some momentum and consistency going his way, feels skipper Virat Kohli.Dhoni’s form has been on the wane and Kohli is hoping that the next 24 limited-overs matches will help Dhoni get his mojo back.”This coming season gives us an opportunity to define roles for players and give them time to execute it so that for the World Cup, we know exactly what one player needs to do in certain situations,” Kohli told mediapersons ahead of second ODI.”And it helps someone like MS also because he doesn’t play Test cricket anymore. This long streak of matches will help him be in touch with the international games, find some momentum and stick to it,” Kohli added.For the skipper, it’s about growing good habits and sustaining them in the lead up to the World Cup.”So it’s an opportunity for everyone in the team including MS to create good habits and sustain them over a period of time,” the skipper made it amply clear how much he wishes to have an in-form Dhoni in the team.Get Ready, Get Set, GO! – @msdhoni preparing for a batting session #SLvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/poZYTYoFZ0- BCCI (@BCCI) August 23, 2017Kohli also feels that Axar Patel as a package is a more utility cricketer compared to chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, which is the reason he was preferred in the playing XI.advertisement”It was a case of having two left-arm spinners that led us not playing Kuldeep in the first game. Axar was favoured more than Kuldeep from the point of view that he bats quite well and he is a gun (great) in the field also. Kuldeep has got opportunities in the past,” he said.”(Yuzvendra) Chahal and Axar are guys who haven’t got many opportunities so we want to test them out. It’s all about giving opportunities to people which we feel will not hamper our plans in any way and at the same time, it’s about giving them exposure at international cricket,” he further added.But Kuldeep very much remains in thick of things.”Kuldeep remains in the thick of things all the time. To have a guy like that in the team is always a boost. You might see two wrist spinners playing together if we feel that we don’t need that much depth in the batting in the coming games,” said the skipper.About giving Hardik Pandya the new ball, Kohli said that the all-rounder can use his height to a good advantage getting an extra bit of bounce.”Hardik has the ability to swing the ball and he can bowl consistently over 135 km/hr. With the new ball, he can get a bit of extra bounce because of his height. He has bowled with the new ball in India against England and against New Zealand in a few games as well. We certainly look at it as a great option for us.”Being the fifth bowler in the team, we can get four-five overs out of the way in the first 10, when the ball is swinging. Also Jasprit Bumrah is our strike bowler and he comes in one-change. The teams obviously will be a bit more wary against him so that really gives us good balance in terms of whom to use when,” he added.last_img read more

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Sri Lanka drop captain Dinesh Chandimal from Test squad for South Africa series

first_imgSri Lanka drop captain Dinesh Chandimal from Test squad for South Africa seriesSouth Africa vs Sri Lanka: Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne has been named as the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-Test series starting on February 13.advertisement Associated Press ColomboFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 19:44 IST Dinesh Chandimal’s omission follows scores of 5, 0, 15, and 4 in the two recent Test losses against Australia (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lanka Cricket has asked Chandimal to play domestic games to regain his formAll-rounder Milinda Siriwardana has been recalled to the Test squad after nearly three yearsSuranga Lakmal and Kaushal Silva are also back in the sideSri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the Test squad on Tuesday for the upcoming tour of South Africa.Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form.Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-Test series starting on February 13.Chandimal’s omission follows scores of 5, 0, 15, and 4 in the two recent Test losses against Australia.The squad includes three uncapped players: Batsman Oshada Fernando, seam bowler Mohmed Shiraz, and left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya.Sri Lanka’s pace attack is depleted because of injuries to Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and Nuwan Pradeep.However, Suranga Lakmal is back after missing the second Test against Australia. Specialist opening batsman Kaushal Silva is also back having missed the Australia series.Allrounder Milinda Siriwardana was recalled after nearly three years.The Tests are in Durban from February 13 and in Port Elizabeth from February 21.Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya De Silva, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohamed Shiraz, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith EmbuldeniyaAlso Read | Dinesh Chandimal urges Sri Lanka to step up as a team after Test series loss vs AustraliaAlso Read | Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Perera hits 2 double hundreds in a single matchAlso Read | Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test, Day 4 in Canberra: As It HappenedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Dinesh ChandimalFollow Dimuth KarunaratneFollow Sri Lanka CricketFollow South Africa vs Sri Lankalast_img read more

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Scotiabank Giller Prize to award 100000 to winning author at Toronto gala

first_imgTORONTO — Literary luminaries will walk the red carpet tonight to mark a quarter-century of coronating Canada’s leading authors with the Scotiabank Giller Prize.Five authors are in the running for the $100,000 honour to be awarded at a glitzy gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto.Victoria-based Esi Edugyan, nominated for “Washington Black” (Patrick Crean Editions), is hoping to secure the top prize after being a runner-up for the prestigious Man Booker Prize and Writers’ Trust fiction award this season.Edugyan will face off against Patrick deWitt, author of “French Exit” (House of Anansi Press), whom she beat out to win the Giller in 2011.Quebec author Eric Dupont has been shortlisted for “Songs for a Cold Heart” (QC Books), originally published in French, alongside the book’s translator Peter McCambridge.Also making the cut are Sheila Heti for “Motherhood” (Knopf Canada) and Thea Lim with “An Ocean of Minutes” (Viking Canada).Comedian Rick Mercer will host the night’s proceedings, which will be broadcast on CBC.A five-member jury culled this year’s finalists from 104 titles submitted by publishers across the country.The Giller awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Next Alberta action on Trans Mountain could be in coming days

first_imgWe could find out this week what the Alberta government’s next move is in the ongoing battle against British Columbia regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips was asked Monday about Premier Rachel Notley’s timetable.“Certainly cabinet is examining a range of options, and the Government of Alberta will have more to say about that in the coming days,” she said.Last week, Notley announced her government would be suspending all electricity talks with B.C. after that province’s government said it would temporarily restrict increases in diluted bitumen shipments, putting Trans Mountain into jeopardy.While the wait is on for that next action, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said there has to be some middle ground with her provincial counterparts.“Whether they say it publicly or just meet with us and tell us what they’re thinking,” she said. “They probably do have something in mind — they’re just not saying it.”She said Alberta is trying to present a winning argument for both sides.“We’re not going to quit on this; it’s too important,” she said.Several experts have already questioned the impact of the electricity threat.“You’re not talking about much in the grand scheme of things; it’s not much of a weapon,” energy consultant David Gray told the Canadian Press.Blake Shaffer with the C.D. Howe Institute also told the CP that for B.C. to lose potentially up to $500 million a year on the sale of extra power, that would mean high assumptions.“That would assume that that space were used to the fullest amount every single hour of the year, at a very high price,” Shaffer explained. “They do have another opportunity in California, so I don’t know there’s going to be a true limiting of market access if that’s the intention.”Shaffer said it could backfire with higher rates, due to less competition to seel their power.But the Alberta NDP has often said they’re looking at multiple options, and Phillips reiterated Notley’s previous comments that the federal government has to do more, despite already coming out in defense of the project.“To be very specific that this proposal by the province of British Columbia, is in fact, outside their jurisdiction,” she said.PHILLIPS ON FORMER OIL SANDS ADVISORPhillps also responded to comments made by one of the former co-chairs of the province’s Oil Sands Advisory Group.When asked about Tzeporah Berman – long criticized by the opposition for being on the panel in the first place – saying the conflict is messy but necessary, Phillips was terse.“I’m not really all that concerned about anything that Tzeporah Berman says,” she said. “Tzeporah was a very integral part of the new concensus that came up around oil sands companies finding ways out of the dead end that previous governments had driven us into.“Having said that, I think she’s wrong on this issue.”last_img read more

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