New film details wrenching impact of illegal rhino horn trade on families

first_imgA new short film, titled Sides of a Horn, looks at the impacts of the illegal trade of rhino horn on a community in South Africa.The 17-minute film follows two brothers-in-law, one who is a wildlife ranger and another who contemplates poaching as a way to pay for his ailing wife’s medical care.A trip to South Africa in 2016 inspired British filmmaker Toby Wosskow to write and direct the short feature, which was publicly released June 25. Communities around the world often pay a hidden toll in the global wildlife trade. Across its 17 minutes, Sides of a Horn, a new film released June 25, aims to capture that part of the illegal trade.The story takes place in South Africa. No country, we are reminded, has a larger rhino population — or a greater gap between the wealthy and poor. When a rhino approaches the national park boundary near an impoverished township, the stark choice it presents threatens to tear a family apart.Dumi, played by South African actor Welile Nzuza, is a wildlife ranger in the park, and he’s waiting for his salary to pay for medical treatment that his ailing sister, Lindiwe, played by Dimpho Motloung, desperately needs. But her husband, Sello, played by Sherldon Marema, is sure that a week will be too long, and he wants to go after the rhino. Its horn could fetch $3,000, setting up a confrontation between the two men.“I know the lives of my people are more valuable than the lives of wild animals,” Sello tells Dumi in Zulu, the language spoken throughout much of the film.But Dumi reminds Sello that the loss of another rhino means more resources flowing out of their country. On the international market, the filmmakers point out, the horn might be worth $300,000.Sello must decide whether to pursue the rhino that has approached the national park boundary near the township where he lives with his family. Image © Whirlow Park Pictures.“They are stealing from our land to make the criminals a world away richer,” Dumi says.A 2016 trip to South Africa inspired British filmmaker Toby Wosskow to understand the decisions local community members must make, often between crippling poverty and hunting valuable endangered species like South Africa’s rhinos, with life-or-death consequences.“A nonsensical demand for rhino horn in parts of Asia is fueling a poaching war across Africa,” Wosskow said in a statement. “International crime syndicates are preying on desperate people living near protected areas, and offering them a fraction of the overseas profits to poach from their own wildlife. Meanwhile, proud anti-poaching rangers are putting their lives on the line to protect the animals.”The protagonist in the film, Dumi, is a wildlife ranger in the national park. Image © Whirlow Park Pictures.In 2018, poachers killed 769 rhinos in South Africa, according to Stop Rhino Poaching, a nonprofit group. Those statistics don’t measure the damage to communities, however. Wosskow and the film’s backers, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, see addressing the issues that these communities face as critical to staving off the extinction of Africa’s rhinos in the next decade.“The most common mentality in fighting this crisis is ‘buy more guns, kill more poachers,’” Wosskow said. “By humanizing the men and women on the ground, and showing the complexities of their situation, I hope our film makes people consider more sustainable solutions.”The short film, written and directed by Toby Wosskow, from executive producer Richard Branson, was an international co-production between U.S. companies Broad River Productions, Whirlow Park Pictures and Frame 48, alongside South Africa’s The Televisionaries and YKMD Productions. Image and caption © Whirlow Park Pictures.Banner image from the film of a rhino in South Africa © Whirlow Park Pictures. John Cannon is a staff writer at Mongabay. Find him on Twitter: @johnccannonFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Animals, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Hotspots, Black Rhino, China wildlife trade, China’s Demand For Resources, Conservation, Ecology, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Politics, Extinction, Film, Insects, Mammals, Natural Capital, Parks, Poaching, Protected Areas, Rhinos, Saving Species From Extinction, Traditional Chinese Medicine, White Rhino, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking Article published by John Cannoncenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Rival gangs at war near campus put teens at risk

first_imgLAKE BALBOA – Gang-related shootings near Birmingham High School have left parents on edge, police scrambling and administrators frustrated as the new school year begins. The wave of violence continued unabated this week when a 23-year-old man was shot outside a Jack in the Box across from campus as students chatted or waited for the bus – just 40 minutes after the afternoon bell rang and less than a week after classes began. The shooting marked the sixth gang-related attack since July in the neighborhoods around Birmingham, a storied high school that boasts such alumni as Michael Milken, Michael Ovitz, Sally Field and the late journalist Daniel Pearl. The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the violence by beefing up patrols in the area, and citing nearly 50 students for ditching class. Three years ago, after rising racial tensions between Latinos and Armenians, the school revived a peer-intervention program and began another in which students worked out disputes before they escalated into violence. “Those two groups are why we haven’t had major eruptions in Birmingham,” said Charles Miller, head of security and discipline at the school. “It’s definitely a concern when the neighborhood is erupting in violence. We try and teach the students how to deal with these problems.” But the measures are small comfort to many parents. “What I’m most concerned about is coming to pick her up one day and find that something (tragic) went on,” said Javier Covarrubiasas he picked up his daughter Tuesday afternoon. Lakes Miranda, a 17-year-old senior, said she heard the shots ring out Monday as she was crossing the street to catch the bus. “I just don’t think there’s anything they can do about it,” she said of school officials. Police say part of the reason for tensions around the school is gang members who cross into each others’ territory when they arrive at the school – or recruit from it. But Miranda said she hasn’t heard of serious problems, a sentiment echoed by other students. On Monday, as police searched for witnesses, many of the students they suspect saw the shooting were nowhere to be found, likely scared of retaliation from the shooters. The reaction is a testament to just how entrenched the fear of gangs is at schools like Birmingham, which more than 3,000 students from Encino, Van Nuys, Northridge and Lake Balboa attend. High school seniors Michael Gomez and Kenny Rodriguez, both 17, say violence is a hard reality on the streets outside campus – but rarely makes it past the school gates. “Everybody’s chill,” Rodriguez said, but added that there are a few consistent troublemakers. “You got to watch your back,” Gomez said. “… We leave straight home (after school). It’s not safe.” The summertime wave of shootings between July and Monday involved at least three gangs – Mara Salvatrucha, the Pacoima Criminals and Logan Street, police said. Though the motivations for all the shootings are unclear, police say many, like a near-homicide July 17 just blocks from campus, stem from old beefs. On that day, an MS gang member had just picked up a student when someone in the car spotted a rival gang member, police said. Summer school had just let out and the rivals both had guns and scores to settle. Police believe the two had gotten into a fight the day before at Birmingham. Ten gunshots later, a 20-year-old man had been shot in the head. He remains hospitalized. School officials decided not to put out notices or hold any kind of assembly Tuesday regarding the shooting the day before. Coates said she made the decision because until this point, there was no indication that students were involved. But investigators say there is too little information to know who did it. The Jack in the Box has long been a dangerous place, the site of several shootings since 2002 and a “a melting pot for gangs,” said LAPD Detective Marc Martinez. “The school can hoot and holler all they want that they don’t have a gang problem, but they are there,” he said. “(Gang members) know how to hide it better when they are on school grounds, but they are there.” Parent Charisse Ridgle, who had enrolled her freshman daughter, Tanesha, at Birmingham High after she heard about violence around Monroe High School in North Hills, was shocked by Birmingham’s problems. “Wow, I’m trying to be a good parent here,” said Ridgle, who picks up and drops off her daughter from school daily. “That’s scary. … It is very frustrating to hear that.” (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s scary,” Principal Marsha Coates said. “We are living in the Valley surrounded by gangs. My concern is always student safety.” Coates sends out notices to all freshman parents, warning them not to let their children hang out after school at the Jack in the Box – a known gang hangout – and directing students to supervised locations. But there is only so much she can do. “I wish the mayor would get out here and clean up the streets so we can teach our children,” she said. “It is really frustrating. I want them to learn, our gangbangers to learn, so they have a route out of this.” School administrators say there are several gangs and only a handful of security officers to patrol the sprawling, 73-acre campus – the largest high school site west of the Mississippi River and a former military hospital – where random metal-detector checks are part of everyday security. “What do I do about it?” Coates asked. “If your child is a gangbanger, they are still entitled to a free and appropriate education.” last_img read more

West Ham blow! Simone Zaza’s move to Valencia ‘not close to completion’

first_img Simone Zaza has failed to scored a single goal in 11 appearances for West Ham 1 West Ham flop Simone Zaza is still ‘a long way’ from joining Valencia, according to his father.The striker is ready to leave the Hammers this January after enduring a miserable time while on loan from Juventus.Valencia have offered to take the Italian on loan for the remainder of the season and talks are ongoing.But with Zaza’s loan at West Ham needing to be cancelled and all financial agreements resolved, the 25-year-old’s father – who is also his agent – has warned that a deal with Valencia is not close.“You’ve no idea how many aspects still need to be worked out,” Antonio Zaza told“It’s not an issue of the Valencia project being convincing, it’s that there are so many details that still have to be written down – pen on paper.“There’s no point talking about it now. There’s a long way to go yet, it’s definitely not close to completion.”last_img read more

Done deals! Major striker signings plus the goal machines on the brink of a move

first_img 14 14 Jermain Defoe (Sunderland to Bournemouth) – Undoubtedly one of the Black Cats’ only good performers over the last two years, Defoe joins the team he once played for on loan on a free transfer. 14 Jay Rodriguez (Southampton to West Brom) – Injuries since 2014 have cruelly stunted the former Burnley man’s career, which looked to be on the rise. Now he’s set to attempt a renaissance at the Hawthorns. 14 14 Sandro Ramirez (Malaga to Everton) – Widely regarded as one of the bargains of the summer, this transfer can only be regarded as win-win for the Toffees. He’ll either score goals, or they will get to sell him back to LaLiga for a profit on their £5.2m outlay. 14 Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see more Premier League striker signings… – Former Chelsea star Lukaku gets to team up with best mate Paul Pogba at Old Trafford having completed a huge £75m deal. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United to Everton) – Set to be remembered as legend at Old Trafford thanks to his goal record and trophy haul, Rooney is now returning to his boyhood club. But will it be a fairy-tale ending? Tammy Abraham (Chelsea to Swansea) – An impressive season at Bristol City earned the forward a new deal at Stamford Bridge and a loan switch to the Swans. Laurent Depoitre (Porto to Huddersfield) – Once courted by Tottenham, Depoitre is a late bloomer, but failed to get going in Portugal. He should, at the least, provide decent backup for the Terriers. 14 14 14 14 14 Unless you’re Craig Levein, you’re going to want a top class striker leading your team in the Premier League.It’s a hard job to do, full of ups and downs, wonderstrikes and howlers, but at the end of the day you’re there to do one thing – score goals.The Premier League has a rich history when it comes to forwards with the likes of Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, and Wayne Rooney, but every now and again you get a Stephane Guivarc’h.But who are the strikers making moves this summer? Click the right arrow above to see the done deals, and those on the brink of switches… Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon to Arsenal) – French forward Lacazette has finally left Lyon and pitched up, predictably, at the Emirates, the perfect landing ground for Gallic strikers. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid to Chelsea) – Fee agreed – Having previously been a big target for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, the Spanish striker will now move to Chelsea instead. The price looks like being around £60m, with clauses pushing the fee higher. Yuning Zhang (Vitesse Arnhem to West Brom) – After one full campaign in the Netherlands, the China international has joined the Baggies but will spend the next year on loan at Werder Bremen. Dominic Solanke (Chelsea to Liverpool) – Moving for a fee set to be ruled on by a tribunal, the Reds have made a smart move swooping for the England Under-20 star. A World Cup winner in the summer, he’ll be hungry to make an impact at Anfield. 14 Steve Mounie (Montpellier to Huddersfield) – Having only played one full season of senior football, £11.5m is quite a sum to spend on the Frenchman, and supporters will be hoping he doesn’t hit a bum note. 14 Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City to Leicester City) – On the brink – With the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history, it’s understandable Man City want a buy-back fee inserted into the deal for Iheanacho. 14 Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen to West Ham) – A favourite amongst neutrals when he played at Manchester United, the Mexican appears set to return to England with the Hammers.last_img read more

Oxnard grower’s scallions suspect in E.coli outbreak

first_imgFRESNO – The scallions suspected in the E.coli outbreak linked to Taco Bell came from an Oxnard grower, an official with the company that washed, chopped and packed them for the restaurant chain said Thursday. Ready Pac Produce, the sole supplier of green onions to Taco Bell restaurants in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas, stopped all production of scallions at its Florence, N.J., plant, which was visited Wednesday by federal food inspectors. “As soon as we heard news from Taco Bell about the positive yet inconclusive results, we took immediate action to do everything we could,” said Steve Dickstein, marketing vice president for Irwindale-based Ready Pac, one of the nation’s leading produce packers. Taco Bell removed scallions from all 5,800 of its restaurants Wednesday after preliminary tests linked them to the E. coli bacteria. State and federal investigators also are scrutinizing other non-meat ingredients on the Taco Bell menu. 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’last_img read more

‘You were somewhere c**p’ – West Ham ace mocks Chelsea for releasing Declan Rice

first_imgWest Ham defender Ryan Fredericks has made a dig at Chelsea for releasing Declan Rice as a youngster.Rice was let go by the Blues at the age of 14 after eight years at the club, but he’s since gone on to be a star for the Hammers. Getty Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF The 20-year-old defensive midfielder is one of the brightest prospects in the Premier League and has been linked with a move to Manchester City as a possible replacement for Fernandinho. MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LIVE on talkSPORT Ryan Fredericks mocked Chelsea for the decision Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED “Oh yeah, you got released (by Chelsea). Their loss, isn’t it? Now you’re top boy.“Your (FIFA rating) was a big disrespect as well. Oh wow, 69 after a full season of Prem [sic], bossing it, pocking all sorts. Interceptions got to be up there in the 90s. Next year rating in the 80s, no?” no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Reading vs Leeds (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2Bayern Munich vs Liverpool (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img huge blow He has made 31 appearances for West Ham this season to help them to the top half of the table.Rice also recently made himself available for the England national team following a tug of war with the Republic of Ireland. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE 2 There are 11 live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… RANKED Chelsea will no doubt be kicking themselves for letting him go at 14 after seeing his development since.His Hammers team-mate, Fredericks, mocked the Blues for releasing him.Speaking to WHUTV alongside Rice, as quoted by the Sun, Fredericks said: “You were somewhere c**p before, weren’t you? 2 Declan Rice was released by Chelsea at 14 last_img read more

Sadio Mane sends a message to Man United fans over Koulibaly transfer rumours

first_img Koulibaly has been linked with a move to United for what feels like an eternity Le moment LOL du jour : Sadio Mané qui va charrier les supporters de Manchester United présents avec une banderole « Koulibaly, Come to United »Karim— Orange Sénégal (@orange_sn) March 19, 2019The 27-year-old is a key member of Carlo Ancelotti’s team and, with captain Marek Hamsik joining Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, is one of the most influential players in the Neapolitan side.However, United have been linked with a move for a marquee centre-half for some time.Although Mourinho failed to land any of his top targets, potential new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may well be given funds to spend in the summer. 1 Kalidou Koulibaly could well become the most expensive defender in history if he finally completes a move to Manchester United.The Napoli defender has been touted as the man to solve the Red Devils’ defensive woes for the best part of 12 months, with a world record bid reportedly being prepared. However, it seems as though Senegal teammate Sadio Mane would not be best pleased if the move does finally go through.The Liverpool forward has literally given the move a thumbs down while on international duty with the centre-half.During an open training session for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar, fans unveiled a banner portraying Koulibaly decked out in the Red Devils’ colours alongside a simple message – ‘Come to United’.But instead of Koulibaly, it was Mane who walked over and gave the fans a thumbs down.last_img read more

Zidane ‘making it clear’ to Gareth Bale that he has no Real future

first_imgZinedine Zidane is reportedly ‘making it clear’ to Gareth Bale that his time at Real Madrid is coming to an end.Bale came off the bench to play just ten minutes as Los Blancos were frustrated at Leganes on Monday evening. 2 Zidane is ‘making it clear’ to Bale that he is not wanted REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice 2 Getty Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Bale is having a miserable season at Real center_img BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The Welshman’s future with the Bernebeu outfit has been subject to intense speculation following the return of Zidane as manager, with the Frenchman often preferring to use Isco in his line-up throughout his first stint in charge.,He has also failed to win over the Bernebeu faithful in his six year stint with the club, despite playing an instrumental role in four Champions League triumphs and their LaLiga title.Bale has been jeered in most games this season, while former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon launched a scathing attack on him last month, saying he has ‘not lived up to expectations’ since his £85million arrival from Tottenham. ADVICE A move away from Real this summer for the 29-year-old appears inevitable, and, according to Marca, Zidane is being brutally honest to the forward about his future.Zidane hasn’t given much away about whether he intends to keep Bale in public, however.Speaking ahead of the Leganes clash, he said: “There are seven games left. Let’s see how we play. There will be changes but Gareth is part of the team.” huge blow Bale has netted 78 goals in 152 LaLiga appearances in the Spanish capital.This season, he has eight goals and two assists in 26 matches.last_img read more

This weekend’s basketball fixtures

first_imgBasketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  LYIT Donegal v Paris Texas Kilkenny, LYIT, 16:00;Dublin Lions v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Colaiste Bride, 18:30;Fr Mathews v IT Carlow Basketball, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 19:15;Portlaoise Panthers v Neptune, St Marys Sports Hall, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:  Marble City Hawks v Ulster University Elks, O’Loughlins GAA, 15:45 Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:IT Carlow Basketball v Pyrobel Killester, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:  Ulster University Elks v Ballincollig, Ulster University Elks, 13:15; Sunday 4th February 2018           Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:  UCC Demons v UCD Marian, Mardyke Arena, 15:00;center_img Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:  Griffith College Swords Thunder v Ulster University Elks, ALSAA-Dublin, 19:00; Photo by Jordan Cummins.Basketball Ireland Fixtures: February 3rd and 4thSaturday 3rd February 2018 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:  Griffith College Swords Thunder v Maree, ALSAA-Dublin, 17:00;Moycullen v UCC Demons, Kingfisher NUIG, 19:00;Belfast Star v Eanna BC, Methodist College, 19:00;DCU Saints v UCD Marian, DCU Complex, 19:00;Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Pyrobel Killester, Tralee, 20:00;Black Amber Templeogue v KUBS BC, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:  NUIG Mystics v Maxol WIT Wildcats, Kingfisher NUIG, 15:00;Portlaoise Panthers v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, St Mary’ Sports Hall, 18:00;Courtyard Liffey Celtics v DCU Mercy, Leixlip Amenities Centre, 19:30;last_img read more

Court date for learner driver caught unaccompanied in Letterkenny

first_imgA learner driver in Letterkenny is to appear in court after being caught without an accompanying driver with a full licence.Gardaí with the Roads Policing Unit detected the Volkswagen Polo driver who was travelling with a passenger who didn’t hold a licence. The car was seized.Gardaí have revealed that an average of eight vehicles a day were seized across Ireland from unaccompanied learner drivers in the past two months. Records show that 377 unaccompanied learner drivers have been caught since the introduction of new legislation called the ‘Clancy Amendment’, which is named after mother and daughter Geraldine and  Louise Clancy from Cork who were killed in a crash caused by a learner driver.The law requires learner drivers to be accompanied by a driver who has held a licence for at least two years.The Clancy Amendment makes it an offence for the owner of a vehicle to knowingly allow an unaccompanied learner or an unlicensed person to drive his or her vehicle. It also gives gardaí the power to impound the vehicles of learner drivers caught breaking the rule.Court date for learner driver caught unaccompanied in Letterkenny was last modified: February 14th, 2019 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:Clancy Amendmentlast_img read more