Gardaí in Donegal are warning phone users to be aware of a scam text in circulation.The unsolicited messages claim to be from Revenue and direct people to visit a convincing website to collect a refund.“If something sounds too good to be true then it usually is!,” said gardaí this morning. The text messages contain sender details displaying as ‘REVENUE’ and the message outlines that a refund is available and is allegedly sent by the ‘ROS.Team’.When the injured party clicks the Hyperlink embedded in the text message they are brought to what appears to be a legitimate ROS (Revenue Online) website and there are numerous text boxes seeking the injured parties’ details including Name, DOB and Bank Details. The fraudulent website is well made with all associated colours, images and text as used in the legitimate ROS website.An Garda Síochána have advised the public: “DO NOT click the hyperlink and delete this message from your phone.” Donegal gardaí issue warning over scam texts was last modified: July 4th, 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)
This week with Herron Auto Donegal, we take a look at the Opel Vivaro – the practical, intelligent and elegant van which does more for your business. With a highly flexible loadspace, mobile office functionality and Germanstandard safety features, the Vivaro has been engineered specifically to drive your business forward.Striking Opel design and German engineering precisionState-of-the-art technology and innovation rarely found in a lightcommercial vehicleA range of efficient engines and transmissionsAvailable in 3 bodystyles and 2 body lengths – L1 and L21Adjustable office table2 & smartphone/tablet holdersMaximum load volume of up to 6.6m33 and payload up to 1400kg4Advanced safety and driver assistance features1 Wheelbase options vary according to which bodystyle is chosen. Body length availability dependent on bodystyle.2 Part of the optional FlexCargo® 2-seater passenger bench.3 On L2 models fitted with FlexCargo®4 Dependent on modelArrange a test drive or to talk to a dedicated finance specialist, call the sales team at Herron AutoT: 0749722555E: firstname.lastname@example.orgWatch: Opel Vivaro at Herron Auto – the van that does more for your business was last modified: December 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Charlton manager Chris Powell felt his team were unlucky to lose at QPR.Charlie Austin’s long-range effort gave Rangers a 1-0 victory against the Addicks, who are one place above the relegation zone.Powell said: “We were beaten by a wonder strike – an excellent goal.“I felt we settled into the game against a team with a good manager who has got some good players at his disposal.“We acquitted ourselves well but lacked belief in the final third. We defended really well but certain things didn’t go our way and that’s hard to take.“Sometimes you just can’t stop quality and Charlie’s goal really was a great strike. That’s what you pay for.“I’ve got to do my best to instil some confidence in the players. They know what they’re up against but they’re in the same league and I feel can play against these guys.“You’ve got to say to yourself ‘Can we match that? Can we play against that?’ And we can.“We’re in the lower reaches but we’ve got two big home games coming up and on another day we could have got something from this.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
1 June 2015The 90th Comrades Marathon belonged to South Africa – and it was about time, too.Caroline Wostmann became the first South African female winner since Rae Bisschoff in 1998. Wostmann was also less than three minutes off the up-run record held by Russian veteran Elena Nugralieva. She is also the first South African woman to win the Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades in the same year.Only some 35 minutes earlier, Gift Kelehe had won gold in the men’s race, which meant that South Africa had a male and female winner for the first time since 1992. Kelehe’s older brother, Andrew Kelehe, won the race in 2001. Winners of the 90th Comrades Marathon: Gift Kelehe and Caroline Wostmann. (Image: @ComradesRace/Twitter.com)The Rustenburg-based policeman may have had a tough time preparing for the race with work hours providing a major obstacle to his training, but he was never short of confidence. And that confidence remained after the race.“History has been made today,” he said. “It was not over-confidence. But sometimes if you want something you must be confident and you must believe that it will happen. I had a belief that I could win this race today and it happened.”Kelehe had received three gold medals previously, but following his first win, he hoped that he could go on a run and dominate the next few years. “It was my wish and my aim to be the champion one of these days,” he said. “Next year I am coming back for [another] win.”In the Comrades, the annual ultra-marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, gold medals are awarded to the first 10 male and female finishers. Wostmann, an accounting lecturer at Wits University, hoped that this win would bring about a renewed era of South African women succeeding at the Comrades. In recent years they had been spectators to the brilliance of Russian twins Elena and Olyesa Nurgalieva.“It shows that there definitely [has been] a big improvement in South African running,” she said. “We’ve got a lot of strong women. I do think that specifically with Nedbank, [which] has been helping us so much, I think we’ll be seeing a lot more South Africans in the top 10.“We have been working quite hard as South African women to try to improve our ultra- running and that’s definitely coming through now.”There was good news on the medical front, too, with only two serious cases of hyperthermia being reported by the end of the race day.Men’s top 101. Gift Kalehe – 05:38:362. Mohammed Husein – 05:46:143. Hatiwande Nayamande – 05:48:194. Lebohang Monyele – 05:52:325. Teboho Selo – 05:54:036. Joseph Mphuthi – 05:54:297. Claude Moshiywa – 05:55:178. Stephen Muzhingi – 05:56:369. Sandile Ngunuza – 05:57:0810. Thuso Mosiea – 05:59:08Women’s Top 101. Caroline Wostmann – 06:12:222. Charne Bosman – 06:33:243. Elena Nurgalieva – 06:40:364. Olesya Nurgavieva – 06:41:185. Nina Podnebesnova – 06:41:486. Eleanor Greenwood – 06:44:037. Emmerentia Rautenbach – 06:45:228. Joasia Zakrzewski – 07:00:459. Simona Staicu – 07:01:1410. Yolandi Maclean – 07:01:49Source: News24Wire
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Senior pros VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid struck half centuries as India ended the fourth day’s play at 229 for three in the second Test match against the West Indies being played at the Kensington Oval thereby extending their overall lead to 240 runs. Score | PhotosAt stumps, Laxman (72 batting, 171 balls, 6×4) having scored his second 50 of the match was batting in company of Virat Kohli (26 batting, 98 balls, 1×4, 1×6) having added 75 runs for the undefeated fourth wicket partnership. Dravid scored a slow 55 (171 balls, 3×4) while Abhinav Mukund (48, 6×4) was unlucky to miss out on his maiden Test half century.However almost all the Indian batsmen employed a sedate approach as the visitors could only manage 206 runs in a whole day’s play that saw 83.2 overs being sent down by the Caribbean bowlers.It will be interesting to find out as to when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to declare so that he can give his bowlers enough chance to take 10 wickets.India are 1-0 up in the series having clinched the first Test in Jamaica by 63 runs last week.Dravid and Laxman themselves put on 65 runs for the fourth wicket but it was their presence that helped two young Indian batsmen to play confidently.Both Mukund and Kohli played their first substantial innings of the tour as India produced 62, 65 and 75 runs for second, third and fourth wickets respectively.The day began ominously for the Indians who once again lost opener Murali Vijay (3) early as he edged a Ravi Rampaul delivery behind the stumps.advertisementVijay now has scores of 8,0, 11 and 3 from the series and would be very lucky if he manages to retain his berth in the final Test in Dominica (July 6-10). In fact it seems that he has blown away the chance to make it to the squad for England.India didn’t find the going particularly good thereafter though Mukund grew in assurance with every passing minute in the middle.Most of the concerns, strangely, revolved around Dravid who unusually struggled on a bouncy pitch and lived dangerously.He was also at the centre of an umpiring controversy when he flicked Darren Sammy to midwicket region and fielder Adrian Barath made a tumbling scoop to claim a catch.Several replays and after a five-minute hold up, the claim was rejected and Dravid, then on 10, could continue his innings. It was the 17th over of the innings, the 12th of the morning session with the visitors’ score reading 47 for 1.Even after the two umpires, Ian Gould and Asad Rauf, had resumed their positions, and the fielders and bowlers were back in their place, the third umpire Gregory Brathwaite kept lingering over the decision before ruling it in batsman’s favour.Mukund and Dravid then held steadfast to guide India to 62 for 1 from the session which duly lost an hour due to rain as has been the norm in this Test.The elegance of young Mukund was much in evidence as he always got behind the line of the delivery and played a few pleasing strokes down the ground. But for one occasion when a Fidel Edwards bouncer hit him on the helmet, the left-hander was usually in control. Mukund’s one stroke, a glorious cover drive off Darren Sammy, stood out from the morning session’s play.The southpaw fell after lunch, just two runs shy of his maiden half century, when he rose on his heels to an Edwards bouncer which still took his gloves on way to the wicketkeeper.Mukund batted for 153 minutes and hit six fours from the 81 balls he faced. He was a picture of dejection as he walked back to pavilion.Dravid now had his long-stand partner Laxman at the other end who withstood all that West Indies could muster from its four-pronged attack. Both took India to tea without any further loss at 143 for 2.Dravid fell in an uncharacteristic manner post-tea when he slashed at a rising delivery from Edwards and was puched by Ramnaresh Sarwan at first slip.The veteran batsmen batted for 221 minutes, faced 171 balls and hit three fours, two of which were steers past the slip cordon.Dravid’s departure brought the sparse crowd on its feet as they anticipated Edwards to make short work of Virat Kohli once again.The fielders began crouching around the bat and Kohli once nearly played into the hands of forward short leg as well but West Indies didn’t get the breakthrough they were looking.Kohli held firm even as runs were not coming and opened his score in pulled six off Edwards?even though it took 22 balls in coming.advertisementLaxman batted without a worry at the other end, going past Sir Garfield Sobers’ run aggregate of 8032 runs on the home ground of the most talented all-round cricketer the world has ever seen. Laxman was unfazed by anything the West Indies could throw at him, hooking Edwards in front of square leg for a boundary and then essaying a classic on-drive off Darren Sammy which gathered pace and hit the pickets despite a heavy outfield.A hapless West Indian team decided against taking the second new ball as both its premier fast bowlers, Edwards and Rampaul, were exhausted by a long day’s exertions.Rain did intervene during the day but not in the manner it had on two previous days. An hour was lopped off due to rain in the morning and then the middle session could begin after a 10-minute delay.- With inputs from PTI