STRANORLAR MAN TURNED OFF CAR LIGHTS WHEN APPROACHED BY GARDAI

first_imgA man who turned off his car lights when approached by Gardai told them he didn’t know why he was behind the wheel.John Gamble, of 67 Admiran Park, Stranorlar, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today charged with drunk-driving and careless driving.The court was told that the 45 year old was at a party with his wife and had left it. He had suffered from extreme back pain for a long time and got such a pain while at the party.He decided to get into his van while in pain after leaving the party, the court was told.He said he didn’t know why he deiced to get into his van.Judge Paul Kelly fined Gamble €250 for drinking-driving and disqualified him from driving for three years.He struck the charge of caress driving out.Mr Gamble’s solicitor asked for her client’s driving ban not to start until August as his wife did not drive.“Perhaps she might considering learning,” added Judge Kelly.STRANORLAR MAN TURNED OFF CAR LIGHTS WHEN APPROACHED BY GARDAI was last modified: February 25th, 2013 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:GardaiJohn GambleLetterkenny District CourtLIGHTSStranorlarlast_img read more

The Bulldogs girls struggle to come back in a 71-44 loss against Etna

first_imgLos MOlinos >> Despite coming back strong in the second half, the Bulldogs couldn’t quite catch up to Etna, ending the game with a 71-44 loss.Los Molinos fell behind early, only scoring 4 points in the first quarter, two free throws by Rachel Rogers and a basket by Yaneli Castellon, as Etna rocketed to a 20-4 lead. The Bulldogs turned it up in the second but still had a way to go before catching up to Etna, which still led 39-23. Rogers scored 14 in the second quarter including two 3s. …last_img read more

Young South African in the US for science programme

first_imgLehlogonolo Msuma is representing South Africa at the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme in the US for her research into marula seedlings.Lehlogonolo “Nolo” Msuma is in the US from 14 to 19 May to take part in the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme. (Image: Bush Babies Environmental Education, Facebook)Compiled by Priya PitamberA young South African scientist is in the US participating in the Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) International programme.Thirteen-year-old Lehlogonolo “Nolo” Msuma’s inquiring mind led her to question why there were only old marula trees in her community, in Phalaborwa in Limpopo.“We only know that big trees are being eaten by elephants, goats, cows and wanted to know [what] the small seedlings of marula were being eaten by; I found out that they were being eaten by rodents,” she told the national broadcaster, the SABC.“Marula trees, which are seeing a decline worldwide, are important for Nolo’s community because they provide fruit and are home to many birds as well as larger animals,” reads the Broadcom Masters Facebook page.Nolo is in Los Angeles from 14 to 19 May “for a week of fun and engaging hands-on science and engineering activities”.Research and findingsNolo said she found that the Bushbuck gabble and the Namaqua rock rat were eating the marula seedlings daily.In her project, she outlines various ways in which this can be curbed to allow the trees to grow.The fruit from the tree is used in many ways in her community: to ferment alcohol, and to make soap and jam.Nolo would like to become an environmental scientist because she believes South Africa can make positive contributions to global research.The programmeAccording to the Broadcom Masters International website, each delegate is chosen for “their excellence in science, engineering and leadership”.“They are rising stars who come together to represent their nations for this international exchange.”Participants come from Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Puerto Rico and many more countries.“There is a sense of urgency to inspire more young people to become the scientists and engineers of the future,” said Paula Golden, president of the Broadcom Foundation, speaking about the national leg of the programme in the US.“Our quality of life depends upon solving the grand challenges in health care, transportation, communication, environmental protection and sustainability.”About NoloNolo is a Grade 8 pupil at Gerson Ntjie High School and an ambassador for the Bush Babies Environmental Programme.School principal Vivian Kganyago said she hoped other students would follow in Nolo’s footsteps, despite the school not having a lab in which to work. “I hope Gerson will be known not only provincially, nationally but internationally,” she said.See Nolo speak ahead of her departure to the US:Other than an interest in environmental science, she “enjoys reading, writing poetry, singing, and researching the latest fashion trends”, reads the Broadcom Masters Facebook page.Sources: Broadcom Masters, SABCWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more