Brotherly love! Groom and best man appear in court after row during stag party

first_imgA groom and his best man have appeared in court after a bust-up with each-other on the night of the stag party.Brothers Ruairi and Jonathon Mahon appeared before Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with public order offences. The brothers were found by Gardai outside the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny at 9.18pm on March 1st last.The pair were along with friends for Jonathan’s stag party.When Gardai arrived the pair were shouting and fighting with each other and calling each other names.Garda Sgt Jim Collins told the court “They were acting aggressively towards each other and calling each other names. F***ing wa*****r and ‘I’ll get you’.”Both men were arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda station.The pair appeared in court today (Mon) along with their mother.Solicitor for the pair, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said the men’s mother has taken a very dim view of her sons’ behaviour.Mr Gallagher said “They have never come before the courts before and they are very embarrassed by this. They are very close brothers and have no recollection of this argument.”The court was told that Jonathan Mahon, aged 25, is a mechanical engineer and his brother Ruairi, aged 21, is finishing his degree in college.Mr Gallagher added that when both men were released from Garda custody they apologised to the hotel staff and then stayed at the hotel for the rest of the weekend.“This is a solitary lesson for both of these young men,” added Mr Gallagher.Judge Paul Kelly asked the pair is this the way that people carried on in Northern Ireland from where they had travelled for the stag party?And he further asked “Has the intended bride found out about this and what does she think of it? Is he still going to be the best man?”The men, from Manse Road, Ceaford, Co Down, replied that the bride had been made aware of the matter and that Ruairi was still going to be his brother’s best man.Judge Kelly added “Stag parties are generally very welcome in this part of the country from other countries but not if they carry on like this.“Hopefully this will be the last we will see of these gentlemen in this court.”He ordered both men to pay €100 each to the Letterkenny Youth and Community Club and he will strike out the charges.Brotherly love! Groom and best man appear in court after row during stag party was last modified: March 26th, 2019 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:BROTHERSFightGardaiPatsy Gallagherrowstag partylast_img read more


A family tradition: Going out to Crabs ball games

first_imgDifferent families have all sorts of traditions when it comes to fathers and their children spending time together but one in particular has become the tradition of several local families, attending Humboldt Crabs baseball games.The Zerlangs, Tellezes, Frasers and Lurtzes are just a few of the families that carry on this tradition. All have been going to games for different periods of time and have different reasons why — but they all share a love of baseball.In 2001 Noah Lurtz was about to …last_img read more


Farm Tax Update Jan. 17 in New Philadelphia

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OSU Extension in Tuscarawas County is pleased to be offering a Farm Tax Update on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. p.m. at the OSU Extension office, 419 16th St. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio. OSU Extension Educator David Marrison will share details on the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017” and its impact on farm taxes.It is not business as usual in the world of farm taxes. Learn more about the changes to farm machinery depreciation, like-kind exchanges, and more about the new Section 199A deduction for Qualified Business Income. This program is free & open to the public! However, courtesy reservations are requested so program materials can be prepared. Call the Tuscarawas County Extension office at 330-339-2337 to RSVP or for more information.last_img read more


Sony Announces the New Full-Frame a9 Mirrorless Camera

first_imgSony gets a new flagship a-Series camera in the a9, which delivers incredible speed in a small form factor body.All images via Sony.Sony has already knocked out Nikon to become the second biggest manufacturer in the full-frame U.S. camera market — only trailing behind Canon. Now Sony has announced its latest full-frame mirrorless camera: the Sony a9. This finally puts all those camera rumors to rest.Sony claims that the a9 is the first 35mm full-frame camera with a stacked CMOS sensor. This allows data speed processing up to twenty times faster than previous Sony full-frame cameras. For video shooters, the a9 offers 4K (3,840 x 2,160) across the full width of the sensor.The camera will use a full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information and oversampling it to produce highly detailed 4K footage. Video shooters can also choose to shoot in 35mm size or full HD up to 120fps at up to 100 Mbps. For data, the Sony a9 has dual SD card slots — which you can customize to record simultaneously for backup, or use individually.The camera also features a ethernet port (wired LAN terminal) for high-speed image transfer to FTP servers.The a9 will be the first Sony camera to use the new Sony battery (model NP-FZ100) with 2.2x the capacity of previous Sony full-frame models, allowing for much longer shooting performance. On the back of the body, the Sony a9 has a multi-selector joystick for easy shift focus.Sony a9 Specs:24.2MP Full-Frame Stacked CMOS SensorSony E-MountDual SD Card SlotsInternal UHD 4K Video up to 30fpsHD up to 120fps up to 100 MbpsVideo ISO 100 – 51200 expandable to ISO 100 – 102400Ethernet port file transferZ battery (2.2x the capacity of W batteries)BIONZ X Image ProcessorBlackout-Free Quad VGA 3.7m-Dot OLED EVF3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD693-Point Phase-Detection AF System5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE StabilizationPre-orders begin April 21st, and the camera body can be yours for $4,499 USD. The camera is set to ship in June.What do you think about the new Sony a9? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more


Who is Baijayant Panda?

first_imgBaijayant Panda or Jay Panda, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP from Kendrapara, has been openly critical of his party of late, making his stand clear through newspaper articles, tweets and statements. Faced with the spectacular success of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the panchayat elections in February and it emerging as the main Opposition to the BJD, Mr. Panda called for “introspection” in the party. Seen as an act of defiance, he was removed as spokesperson of the BJD Parliamentary Party in May. The BJD did win 474 of the 853 zilla parishad seats, but the rise in the BJP’s tally — from 36 to 297 — since the 2012 elections raised concerns in BJD circles. The BJP has been striving hard to emerge as the BJD’s alternative after it secured the second position in the panchayat polls overtaking the Congress. What has made things worse for Mr. Panda is a perception that he is acting at the behest of the BJP.What are his roots?Son of Odia industrialist Bansidhar Panda, who founded the IMFA, India’s largest, fully integrated producer of ferro alloys, Mr. Panda graduated from the Michigan Technological University and, with a background in engineering and management, worked in the corporate sector before joining politics.Although Mr. Panda’s father has stayed away from politics all these decades, his mother, the late Ila Panda, was a Rajya Sabha Member from 1992 to 1998. She represented the erstwhile Janata Dal, which Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s father and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik led in Odisha those days.Why did he join politics?Mr. Panda joined active politics when the BJD was formed by Mr. Naveen Patnaik in December 1997, a few months after the demise of Biju Patnaik. He has had a long stint in Delhi and is well networked — he was Rajya Sabha member from 2000 to 2006 and was re-elected to the Upper House in 2006. But he chose to cut short his second term in the Rajya Sabha in 2009 and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kendrapara, considered a stronghold of Biju Patnaik as well as an anti-Congress bastion. He was elected to the Lok Sabha again in 2014 when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. Apart from having a business empire, Mr. Panda’s family owns prominent Odia news television channel Odisha TV (OTV), adding to his strength as a politician. By writing articles in national newspapers and making use of social media, Mr. Panda was the BJD’s face in New Delhi.What are his ambitions?Mr. Panda and Mr. Patnaik shared a warm friendship for years, but the relationship appeared to have soured after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, when the Kendrapara MP grew close to the BJP top brass. Mr. Panda wanted to be made leader of the BJD Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha, but had to be content with the position of spokesperson along with party MP from Balangir Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo. Mr. Panda’s national profile, coupled with his appreciation of Mr. Modi’s policies in several of his articles, made Mr. Patnaik suspicious of him. He began to see Mr. Panda as a political threat. Mr. Panda’s criticism of the BJD’s functioning became louder after the panchayat elections, forcing Mr. Patnaik to remove him as the party’s spokesperson. The State government’s subsequent action against Mr. Panda’s family-run mining operations also indicated that their relationship was on the brink.What are his options?According to party sources, if Mr. Panda continues to remain in the BJD, Mr. Patnaik may deny him ticket to contest the 2019 Assembly elections. In that case, Mr. Panda will have no difficulty in getting BJP ticket for his own political survival.Although Mr. Panda has not openly challenged Mr. Patnaik so far, after eggs were hurled at him in his own constituency by BJD activists for his critical stand against the party, he alleged that intra-party conflict and goondaism had surfaced in the past three years, with bureaucrats sitting in air-conditioned rooms in the capital Bhubaneswar managing party affairs. He alleged that many key positions were no longer held by people who struggled for the party, “who might have given a honest feedback, but rather by opportunists from various fields, including some who had worked against the party.” With the BJP trying to grow in Odisha by highlighting ‘Brand Modi,’ the ‘dissident’ in Mr. Panda is likely to create trouble for Mr. Patnaik in the months to come. Will Mr. Panda survive in the BJD that long?last_img read more


Prince Eze lifts Saints

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lady Eagles kick off bid vs Lady Bombers Read Next Lyceum’s CJ Perez finished with 15 points and four steals for Heroes. But Perez struggled just like Kent Salado in the final minute as the Saints tightened up on defense.Meanwhile, Arellano forward Lervin Flores ruled the slam dunk contest, leaping over three people, including comedian Empoy Marquez who was among the judges.Flores’ perfect 50 dunk in the final round rescued what was an otherwise drab affair which saw six of the nine participants unable to convert their dunk attempts.It was redemption for Flores, who was left frustrated last year when he failed to get past the first round of the competition.Justin Gutang of St. Benilde settled for second place after getting a score of 45 for his 360 slam.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery04:36Undas 2019: Remembering the dead and reuniting with the living01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Mapua ruled two side events as Almel Orquina topped the three-point contest, besting a strong field that also included 2016 champion Amiel Soberano. Another Cardinal, JP Nieles ruled the skills challenge while Perpetual, led by GJ Ylagan, topped the Shooting Stars competition. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief While Eze did most of the damage inside the paint, Fernandez also had a San Beda-Letran combination to thank for as Rey Nambatac joined forces with Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon in a strong finish.Bolick nailed a triple from the corner with 1:49 for an 82-80 cushion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEze, who also had 14 rebounds, was named MVP of the All Star game, matching the achievement of his former teammate Bright Akhuetie.“At least the players enjoyed and we were able to balance their playing time,” said Fernandez. “Eze played really well. He has really blossomed as a player.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerpetual Help’s Prince Eze, the Most Valuable Player award front-runner at the end of the first round, sparkled down the stretch as Saints All Stars outlasted Heroes, 84-80, in the fourth annual NCAA All Star Game last Friday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.In a surprisingly tough and competitive encounter, the 6-foot-10 Eze, playing heavy minutes, drained two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to seal the victory for the Saints of San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more