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Saturday 18 August 2018

Boy tried to take phone into jail

A TEENAGE boy who tried to smuggle a mobile phone into Mountjoy Prison to repay a debt has been spared a custodial sentence and a criminal conviction.

The boy (17) had pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to possessing €40 worth of cannabis in the vicinity of a prison, and having a mobile phone with intent that it would come into possession of a person in Mountjoy Prison, on October 31, 2009. He was aged 15 at the time of arrest.

Yesterday Judge Clare Leonard noted that a positive probation report on the first-time offender had been furnished to the court. She struck out the case.



Wife rescues man from tiger

A woman in a jungle region of northern Malaysia rescued her husband from a tiger attack by clubbing the beast on its head with a large wooden soup ladle and chasing it away, police said.

The tiger pounced on Tambun Gediu while he was hunting squirrels near his home in a jungle settlement of the Jahai tribe, a police official in Malaysia's Perak state said.

He later had treatment for lacerations on his face and legs.



Boeing reveals green jumbo

Plane manufacturer Boeing has unveiled its latest "environmentally friendly" passenger 747 jumbo jet.

Officials claim the 747-8 Intercontinental offers the lowest seat-mile cost of any large commercial jetliner, while being quieter and creating less carbon emissions than its predecessor, the 747-400. Around 10,000 people gathered at the company's factory in Everett, Washington State, USA, for the launch of the jumbo, which can seat between 400 and 500 people.



Safety violations for Spider-Man

New York state labour officials have issued two safety violations to the producers of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

A state official confirmed that the citations were issued for a trio of accidents that injured performers. No fines have been assessed in connection with the citations, but state labour officials will be conducting unannounced inspections.

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