Tuesday 22 January 2019

Women set up rural brothel

THREE Romanian women have been charged with running a brothel in Kerry just one week after they arrived in the county.

Michaela Brinza (38) and Daniela Nedelcu (21) of Park Place, Mary Street and Florina Dragut (26) of Urban Terrace, Tralee, are charged with the offence at Mary Street, Tralee.

The women had only been in Ireland for two weeks when they were arrested by gardai.

Tralee District Court heard they were from very poor backgrounds and wished to return to Romania.

Judge James O'Connor fined them €350 each for the offence.

Brazil scores on green pitch

Billed as Brazil's first player-powered football pitch, a field in a Rio de Janeiro slum harnesses the kinetic energy of players' movements to provide night-time illumination.

Under the project, about 200 energy-capturing tiles were installed the width and breadth of the field and covered by a layer of AstroTurf.

Working in conjunction with solar panels also installed around the field, the player-powered tiles feed electricity to a system of floodlights overhead.

Tributes paid to rocker 'Throb'

Friends and music stars have paid tribute to former Primal Scream musician Robert "Throb" Young (49), following the guitarist's death.

Writer Irvine Welsh, Liam Gallagher and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess are among those who have spoken warmly of Young, who played on the band's Mercury Prize-winning album Screamadelica before leaving in 2006.

Moore shaken by star's death

actor Roger Moore says he is "totally distraught" at the death of his James Bond co-star Richard Kiel who has died aged 74.

Kiel, who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films, appeared with Moore on Radio 4's The Reunion last week to talk about the films.

Kiel published an autobiography in 2002 titled Making It Big in the Movies.

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