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Cops catch hundreds of stoners behind the wheel

first_imgNZ Herald 16 April 2012New Zealand’s drug-driving scourge has been described as a “hidden epidemic”, with latest figures showing hundreds of people have been caught stoned behind the wheel.The figures, released to the Herald, show police caught 568 drugged drivers between the introduction of the anti-drug-driving law in November 2009 and February this year. The vast majority were men.The problem has been highlighted in a recent series of TV ads showing the real-life reactions of secretly filmed New Zealanders when told the driver of their car is high on drugs.The Automobile Association and the Drug Foundation said New Zealand’s focus on drug-driving was still in its early stages.“We are at the stage now with drugged driving where we were with alcohol 30 years ago,” foundation executive director Ross Bell said.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10799191last_img read more

‘Most photographed’ Wall Street Trader has Coronavirus

first_imgYou’ve seen the face of Peter Tuchman, dubbed the “most photographed trader on Wall Street,” often. In addition to the roller coaster ride on Wall Street, Tuchman has also made news by announcing on Instagram Thursday that he had tested positive for coronavirus.The New York Stock Exchange trader, who calls himself the “Einstein of Wall Street” on his Instagram page, revealed the diagnosis with the picture of a Corona Extra beer bottle and an emoticon of hands joined together.“Hi guys I just thought I’d let you know that I did test positive for corona. I am battling it pretty hard never felt so sick in my life…,” Tuchman said in the post.“Great team of doctors no breathing problems that’s a good thing all the other problems that’s a bad thing will get to the other side of this I’ll be in touch … soon … send prayers,” he added.At least two more Intercontinental Exchange-owned NYSE floor traders tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, despite strict measures taken to prevent those infected from entering the exchange while it remained open last week, according to a memo seen by Reuters.last_img read more

Wellington boys to play for Kingman Tournament Championship; girls to play for 3rd place

first_imgWellington8171415—54 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down redfanx2 · 295 weeks ago Go Cardinals and Dukes!! Safe travels and play hard. Report Reply 0 replies · active 295 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments •••••In the girls game, Wellington evened its record at 1-1 as freshman Avery Rusk scored 14 points to lift the Lady Dukes to victory.  Conway Springs’ Alicia Carter scored 15.It was close the entire contest with the largest lead being seven points late in the second quarter.  Wellington led 20-15 at the half.After Wellington opened the third quarter committing four straight turnovers, Conway Springs got its first lead of the game at the 5:30 mark in the third quarter, 22-20 on a couple of Sarah Ebenkamp free throws.Wellington will play Haven today at 2:50 p.m. for third place. Conway Springs plays for fifth at 11:50 a.m.Wellington’s JV girls lost to Conway Springs 57-47.Wellington 40 Conway Springs 35WHS:   10   10   11   09—40CSHS:  05   10   13   07—35WHS scoring:  Rusk 14, Snipes 9, Zimmerman 6, P. Adams 6, M. Adams 5.CSHS: scoring: Carter 15, Ebenkamp 10, Echelberry 8 Hilger 2.Follow us on Twitter. Wellington — T. Nance 18, T. Pettigrew 17, A. Snipes 12, C. Phelps 4, I. King 2, W. Gilmore 1 By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys basketball team will be participating in the Kingman Tournament Championship after beating Conway Springs 54-38 Friday afternoon.Earlier, the Wellington girls defeated Conway Springs 40-35 to play for the third place game.Wellington boys will play for the tournament championship at 7:40 p.m. tonight.The Crusaders opened Friday’s game with an 8-3 lead in the first quarter and led 25-10 at the half. Conway Springs produced more than 50 percent of its points in the third quarter outscoring the Dukes 20-14. Wellington would then coast to a 16-point win with a 15-8 output in the fourth.Trevor Nance led the Crusaders with 18 and Tyler Pettigrew had 17 and Antoine Snipes 12.Wellington 54, Conway 38 Conway37208—38 Conway Springs — J. Dugan 13, N. Barkley 10, M. Leddy 5, Z. Barkley 4, L. Shaffer 3, N. Finstad 2, G. Bellar 1last_img read more

NASHVILLE STAR COLLEEN SET FOR MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL GIG

first_imgSHE’S a star in the home of country Nashville – now Colleen Lloy is coming to County Donegal.She’s coming back to the Emerald Isle as part of a European tour – and will be on stage at the Mount Errigal Hotel on August 20.Lloy was in Ireland in June and has booked a show at the Mount Errigal Hotel as part of The Gathering Celebration and to trace her family roots. Colleen’s recent tour included stops in Italy, Austria, Ireland, and England but she was so fond of Ireland that she booked a show for August 20th at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Colleen Lloy has shared the stage with music greats like George Jones, BB King, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, John Anderson, Paul Overstreet, John Berry, Lee Greenwood and most recently Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.Said Lloy: “I am so excited to be playing the Mount Errigal Hotel Ballroom and to be coming back to Ireland again!“I love the people of Ireland and the scenery in Donegal is just incredible.” She has local recording artist, Paul Tully opening the show for her.Paul is a local from Strabane who returned after briefly living in Australia while pursuing his music. Paul fronts the successful rock band Pontius Pilots and has an EP coming out in September. When Lloy heard his voice she had to have him open the show. “He has a golden voice and is definitely a star on the rise.”Tickets at €12 can be purchased at the Mount Errigal Hotel lobby or by calling 353 (0) 7491 22700 or you can get more information on the website at http://www.mounterrigal.com. You can also purchase tickets at Mahon Engineering on Dock Street in Strabane priced £10.The doors open at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 8:30 pmVisit http://www.colleenlloy.com for more information about Colleen Lloy and her complete tour schedule. NASHVILLE STAR COLLEEN SET FOR MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL GIG was last modified: August 9th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Colleen LloyletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more