first_imgA Donegal man has been jailed for four months after making a false complaint against local Gardaí to the Garda Ombudsman Commission.Cathal Dunleavy was jailed for another four months.Cathal Dunleavy, from Glenvar, is already serving a five-year prison sentence for 16 dangerous driving offences. Dunleavy, 24, claimed his car had been rammed by a garda car and that he had been assaulted while he was being arrested.However CCTV footage of the incident on the 6 November last year clearly showed Dunleavy trying to get away from the gardaí.It also showed him stopping and reversing his car into the garda car before driving away.He was arrested after he crashed the car rounding a bend in Glenvar.The case was investigated by the Garda Ombudsman Commission after Dunleavy made the false allegations.Today he pleaded guilty to providing information to the Commission knowing it to be false and misleading at Castlerea District Court.Judge Conal Gibbons said Dunleavy actions were an abuse of the Criminal Justice System.The judge sentenced him to four months in jail which he said he would make consecutive because of the seriousness of the offence.DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR MAKING FALSE COMPLAINT TO GARDAI was last modified: November 1st, 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:CATHAL DUNLEAVYdonegalGardalast_img read more


first_imgRoberto Di Matteo paid tribute to his players – and Didier Drogba in particular – after Chelsea’s incredible triumph in Munich.And the Italian refused to discuss his future amid calls for him to be installed as manager after leading the Blues to Champions League glory.Di Matteo told Sky: “We have a group of players that have a big heart, passion and desire and that was the only way to achieve this trophy.“It was an immense effort from everyone and we are very happy. Bayern is a good team and when they scored there wasn’t much time left and in a game like this you need players to rise to the occasion.“He’s [Drogba] been incredible for this club. He scored a fantastic goal to keep us in the game and then the penalty to win it.”More reaction to follow later.Who was your Chelsea man of the match? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_img9 July 2013 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has instructed Eskom to work tirelessly to ensure that South Africa’s security of electricity supply is not compromised by the delay in the completion of the country’s new Medupi coal-fired power station. Medupi, under construction in Limpopo province, was unlikely to deliver its first power to the country’s grid by the end of this year as planned, state power company Eskom said on Monday. Medupi’s unit 6, the first of Medupi’s six 800 MW units, was due to deliver its first power to the grid by December 2013. A more realistic target for the first synchronisation of unit 6 to the grid was the second half of 2014, Eskom said. Gigaba has instructed Eskom to provide him with mitigation strategies to ensure an uninterrupted electricity supply given these delays. Eskom CEO Brian Dames said on Monday: “The power system will remain tight, as we have said, and we are working to put initiatives in place. We remain determined to keep the lights on, with the help of all South Africans. This is being done with support from government.” Eskom has been engaging with contractors Hitachi and Alstom to resolve critical technical issues regarding the welding on the station’s boilers and the control and instrumentation systems for its units. The government had “noted the interventions that the Eskom board and executive management have put in place to ensure that there is no further delay to the delivery of power to the grid,” the Department of Public Enterprises said in a follow-up statement on Monday. “Following Minister Gigaba’s instruction, the Eskom board has established a sub-committee focusing on the mega projects which includes Medupi, Kusile, Ingula and 765 transmission lines. The board sub-committee is to closely monitor progress and to report to the minister regularly of any emerging risks that may require his attention and intervention.” Following Gigaba’s concern about the dual role played by Eskom’s finance director as the group capital executive, Eskom’s board has also agreed to split the roles, appointing a new executive for group capital as a matter of urgency to ensure close monitoring of the build programme. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Enterprises said tough action would be taken against those responsible for delaying the launch of the Medupi power station. Gigaba’s spokesperson, Mayihlome Tshwete, said on Monday that contractors who have failed to deliver could be fined or forced to pay back some of the money. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


first_img20 March 2014 South African Davis Cup tennis captain John-Laffnie de Jager has been appointed president of the Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association (GPTCA). The organisation, which is affiliated to the ATP World Tour, is dedicated to improving the performance of tennis coaches to enable them to help aspiring pro players and take world-class tennis to an even a higher level. ‘A career highlight’ “To be chosen by such peers as their president is indeed a career highlight and something of which I am extremely proud,” De Jager told the South African Press Association (Sapa) on Tuesday. He is the first South African to be elected GPTCA president. “De Jager’s vast knowledge of tennis at a professional and grass-roots level, his experience as a Davis Cup captain and ability as a past player of note were all products of his passion and dedication to the game,” the GPTCA said in a statement. “His admirable and enthusiastic attitude regarding all aspects of tennis are recognised by colleagues and players alike. “The main goal of the GPTCA is to expose coaches and players to developments of the game at the highest level – and, with this in mind, De Jager has been in the forefront.”Coaching roles Apart from being South Africa’s Davis Cup captain, De Jager coaches two of the world’s leading doubles teams, Poland’s Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenburg and the Dutch-Romanian pair of Julien Rojer and Horia Tecan. He also coaches the Springfield Lasers in the United States’ World Team Tennis event. In 2013, he helped them reach the final of the competition.Career De Jager excelled as a doubles player on the ATP World Tour, reaching a career high ranking of number 11. In mixed doubles, he contested the 1995 French Open and the 1997 Australian Open finals. In total, he won seven career doubles titles and finished as a runner-up 12 times. In the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, De Jager and his partner David Adams made it to the semi-finals where they lost to the Canadian pair of Sebastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor, whom they had beaten earlier in the competition. In the end the South African pair narrowly missed out on a medal, losing to Alex Corretja and Albert Costa of Spain in three sets in the playoff for the bronze medal.last_img read more