Hurricanes succumb to Lions

first_imgUp 22-3 just before the halftime break, but the Lions found their rhythm in the second half to set up a showdown with the Crusaders in Johannesburg next weekend.It ended an eight match losing streak for the Lions against the Hurricanes, including last season’s Super Rugby final when they were beaten 20-3 in Wellington.It also extends the stay of Gloucester-bound Lions coach Johan Ackermann for one more game, when he will have the chance to end his four-year stay by helping them become just the second South African team, after the Bulls, to lift the Super Rugby trophy.A Lions win looked unlikely as the Hurricanes scored three unanswered tries to halfback TJ Perenara, wing Wes Goosen and loose-forward Ardie Savea as they piled on the pressure and fed off mistakes made by the jittery Lions.But when prop Jacques van Rooyen bulldozed over for a try just before half-time, there was a massive shift in momentum.Suddenly the Lions were rampant and dominating the collisions, with the Hurricanes battling to contain the physical onslaught.Hlafback Ross Cronje, hooker Malcolm Marx, centre Harold Vorster, flank Kwagga Smith and flyhalf Elton Jantjies all scored tries.A joint Super Rugby record 15th try of the season for centre Ngani Laumape stemmed the tide, as the Hurricanes ran out of puff in the altitude of Johannesburg. Photo: PhotoSport There’ll be no repeat of 2016 for the Hurricanes.last_img read more

$25M set aside for night court arrangements

first_imgApproximately million has been allocated to facilitate night court sessions, which are expected to commence in a matter of weeks.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told media operatives on Monday that while certain terms were yet to be determined, Government has set aside a huge sum of money to cover the expenses of this undertaking.“The Minister of Finance (Winston Jordan) has allocated a sum in the vicinity of million for this kind of arrangement…I don’t know if that will be sufficient, depending on how many Magistrates we appoint,” he explained.Initial reports had suggested that there would be five temporary Magistrates appointed to man the night court.Ramjattan noted that the Judicial Services Commission would have to convene a meeting to appoint the Magistrates.Government took a decision to introduce the night court system in an effort to dispose of the huge back-log of cases that have kept inmates on remand for years.This initiative is part of a package of prison reforms taken by the Administration following the deadly prison riot at the Camp Street penitentiary which claimed the lives of 17 inmates.Presently, Magistrates open their courts from 09:00h and close at 14:00h, Monday to Friday.According to reports, the night courts will be opened from 16:00h to 20:00h, Monday to Friday.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh had suggested that this initiative last for a period of six months.last_img read more


first_imgA book-keeper who stole almost €40,000 from a Co Donegal pharmacy has received a suspended jail sentence.Letterkenny court.Christine Griffin admitted to 31 charges of defrauding her employers over a two year period. Ms Griffin, from Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey, stole a total of €39,770 from Flatley’s Pharmacy of Pound Street, Stranorlar.Detective Garda Brendan Regan told the court that more than €20,000 of the stolen cash had now been paid back.Another cash lodgement of €500 was produced in court today.The court was told that 47 year old Ms Griffin had shown considerable remorse at her actions.She was now working in her local community and was held in very high regard by her new employer.Judge Paul Kelly said he appreciated there was considerable remorse but that she had undertaken an elaborate scheme to defraud a considerable amount of money from her former employer.He jailed her for nine months on a sample charge but suspended the sentence for a period of two years and ordered her to be of good behaviour.He also issued a compensation order against Mr Griffin of €17,660 and ordered that monthly instalments of €500 be paid to the injured party.The court also heard that Ms Griffin had sought a meeting with her former employer.A representative on behalf of Flatley’s Pharmacy was in court.Solicitor for Ms Griffin, Mr Patsy Gallagher, thanked the company for how they had acted in the course of the investigation and subsequent court case.BOOK-KEEPER WHO STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM PHARMACY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: April 15th, 2015 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)last_img read more