Newtown man head-butted two Gardaí after high-speed chase

first_imgA NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM man head butted two Gardaí and threatened to burn a Garda’s house after a seven-minute high-speed lunchtime chase.Letterkenny District Court heard that Graham McCarthy (29) of 6 Shona Park, Newtowncunningham had previously failed to carry out community service as instructed by the court.McCarthy appeared in court charged with incidents on July 16, 2017. At 1:07pm on the day in question, Garda Smith and Garda Giles received a report of a Ford Fusion driving recklessly on the Letterkenny Road.The Fusion had collided with another car a Ballinalecky. When the two cars subsequently pulled in, McCarthy punched Joe Gillespie, the driver of the other vehicle, before driving off.Gardaí pursued McCarthy, activating the blue lights and sirens. The vehicle failed to stop. Gardaí indicated for McCarthy to pull over, but he ignored the instruction and increased his sped.McCarthy continued at high speed, ‘veering over and back on the wrong side of the road’ at Raymochey’. McCarthy drove into the island at the Lifford entrance to the Manor Roundabout, where he was arrested on a suspicion of dangerous driving.McCarthy resisted arrest and told Garda Giles: ‘I know where you live. I’ll remember your face, I promise you that.’McCarthy continued to be highly abusive and, having been restrained in the back of the patrol car, he head-butted Garda Smith on the side of the head.Subsequently, McCarthy leaned over and head-butted Garda Giles on the right side of his face before launching a right-footed kick to the left-hand side of Garda Giles’ face.“He told Garda Giles that he’d burn his house down,” Sergeant Jim Collins told Letterkenny District Court, “and he told both Gardaí that he’d kick the shite out of them.” At Letterkenny Garda Station, McCarthy refused to prove a breath, blood or urine sample and, after being charged said: ‘This is a small country. I’ll see the Garda. He’ll see then.’McCarthy was further charged with an incident on June 24, 2017 when, after being stopped by Garda Ryan, he failed to produce documentation and the tax on the vehicle was out of date.McCarthy has 18 previous convictions and Judge Kelly described as ‘a shocking catalogue of offences’, the cases before him.“He has addressed his demons in the last while,” said defending solicitor Kieran O’Gorman. “He was suffering very seriously. He has very little memory or knowledge of what happened on the night. He is not denying it in any way.“These matters were over a period of time. He has had some difficulties, but he is putting his hands up and stating where he is now and not where he was then.”McCarthy, a machine technician who works in Derry, said he had ‘done all humanly possible to make sure it doesn’t happen in the future’.  He said he had not carried out his community service as he did not want to be in or around Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly said McCarthy had been given community service as an alternative to prison in 2017.“It is not optional,” Judge Kelly said. “It is given where the offence warrants a custodial sentence.”Judge Kelly adjourned the case to October 21 and sought a probation and community service report. Judge Kelly ordered that the outstanding community service be completed before that date.“It is going to be very difficult to avoid a custodial element, given the behaviour and the previous convictions,” Judge Kelly said.Newtown man head-butted two Gardaí after high-speed chase was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallnaleckydrumoghillGraham McCarthyJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRaphoeSergeant Jim Collinslast_img read more

49ers training camp: Highlights from Tuesday’s practice

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Trent Taylor is the best success story emerging out of 49ers training camp.What a difference a year makes, as well as a healthy back.Aside from his sharp cuts, Taylor’s burst as the slot receiver simply looks faster, so much so that linebacker Fred Warner joked that he thinks Taylor hired an offseason speed coach.Taylor spent his offseason in solitary conditioning mode in Santa Clara, rather than work with best buddy George Kittle in Nashville with quarterback C.J. Beathard. …last_img read more

Flydubai crash

first_imgA FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 operating flight FZ981 from Dubai to Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia has crashed while aborting its second approach for landing in bad weather killing all 62 passengers and crew on board. Air-traffic control, local emergency services and the airline have confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway.According to Aviation Herald the 737-800, registration A6-FDN had aborted the first approach to Rostov’s runway 22 at 01:41L due to weather and entered a hold initially at 8,000 feet, after 30 minutes at that altitude the aircraft climbed to 15,000ft. After about 2 hours of holding the pilots commenced another approach to Rostov’s runway 22.However at that time the winds were gusting 42 knots (78km/hr), According to ADS-B data recorded by Flightradar24 show the aircraft descending to an altitude of 1550 feet when it began to climb again at 3nm (5,6 km) short of the runway.It reached about 3975 feet until the aircraft entered a steep descent before impacting airport terrain.However the Rostov branch of the Emergencies Ministry told media that the aircraft’s wing touched the runway, causing the aircraft to break apart and burst into flames.The 737 had sufficient fuel for another 2 hours of flight and could have easily diverted to another airport as an Aeroflot flight had done earlier.FlyDubai is a Dubai based low cost airline formed in 2009 that operates to 95 destinations with 50 aircraft.Up to today’s crash it had a perfect safety record.CCTV camera footage posted on YouTube claims to have captured the moment of the explosion as the aircraft impacted the ground. See the video here:last_img read more

Legacy Farmers in Custar achieves Year Three Certification in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Continuing its commitment to improving water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, Legacy Farmers Cooperative in Custar, Ohio has achieved certified status for year three through the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program.The voluntary certification program is a concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to water quality issues in Lake Erie. Facilities are required to meet certain program goals each year to retain certified status.With the program in its fourth year, Legacy Farmers joins a growing list of retailers to achieve year three certification.“Legacy Farmers Cooperative sees the importance of this program and take very seriously our responsibility to use best management practices in the recommendations and application of nutrients for our members, customers, and communities,” said Mark Sunderman, president and CEO of Legacy Farmers.Legacy Farmers Cooperative provides a wide variety of services across five Ohio counties. The company’s 10 grain facilities are able to market and handle grain, in addition to its five agronomy locations. The co-op serves the Hancock County area with its petroleum delivery service, featuring petroleum and lubricant products for farm, residential, commercial and industrial uses. Legacy Farmers also manages two petroleum cardtrol fuel stations, operates a Lawn and Pet Retail Store, and provides Turf & Ornamental Products.The 4R program certifies nutrient service providers in the Western Lake Erie Basin and across the state of Ohio that apply or make recommendations are doing so in accordance with 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles – which refers to using the Right Source of Nutrients at the Right Rate and Right Time in the Right Place.Program participants must go through an annual, independent, third-party audit and demonstrate they not only understand 4R principles, but also follow them. The program outlines an initial three-year plan for nutrient service providers, with cumulative requirements for each year of certification. For more information on the yearly requirements, visit“The certification program is an ongoing effort for participants and we are proud of Legacy Farmers’ commitment,” said Carrie-Vollmer Sanders, Nutrient Stewardship Council chairwoman. “Legacy Farmers has proven that nutrient stewardship using the 4R principles is a top priority in everyday operations.”Approximately 2.7 million acres and more than 5,500 grower customers are serviced by the 37 facilities in Ohio that have earned 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification, with approximately 70 percent of those acres located in the Western Lake Erie Basin.The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is governed and guided by the Nutrient Stewardship Council, a diverse set of stakeholders from business, government, university and nongovernmental sectors with a common goal of maintaining agricultural productivity while also improving the quality of Lake Erie and its contributing watersheds. The program is administered by the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. For more information, visit, email or call 614-326-7520.last_img read more

Amazon Kindle Now Lets You Loan Your E-Books (Sorta)

first_imgCurrently, sharing can only be administered via the Amazon website, not within apps or on the Kindle itself. For (certain) books you’ve downloaded, you’ll find the option under “Manage Your Kindle.” The recipient of your book needn’t own a Kindle, and you’ll just need their email address in order to make the loan. They’ve got to crack the book open…. errrr, click on the link and accept the download… within 7 days, and they have 14 days total, of course, in order to read and “return” it. Related Posts One of the features that the Barnes & Noble Nook has had that the Amazon Kindle lacked is the ability to lend e-books. No more. You can now lend your Kindle books, as the feature, first reported back in October, has gone live today. But before you get too excited about the ability to share your digital library, there are a number of key restrictions.Only certain books can be loaned. According to Amazon, “it is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending.” (None of the books I have downloaded are available to lend, for what it’s worth.) Furthermore, while the book is on loan, the owner can’t access it. Lending can only be initiated by U.S. customers, and recipients won’t have access to certain books in certain countries.And arguably the most frustrating restriction: you can only lend a book once.The loan lasts 14 days, which I suppose isn’t totally unreasonable. And hey, at least you’re guaranteed to get the book back, right? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#E-Books#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watterslast_img read more