24 Dec


first_imgFr RosbothamA GAY Catholic priest has today been awarded 27 per cent of a home he once shared with his lover, former Franciscan friar Hugo Crawford.Rose Cottage, in Letterbarrow, is to be now divided, with Mr Crawford getting a 73 per cent share of any future sale. Judge Keenan Johnson told Donegal Town Circuit Court today that he had calculated ownership of the property based on the amount of money he believed each party had contributed to the property.He found Father Rosbotham, a curate in Ballina, Co Mayo, had made a contribution of €22,500 to the cottage whilst Mr Crawford’s contribution amounted to just over €59,000.The court heard yesterday how Fr Rosbotham and Mr Crawford met in the 1980s when they were both Franciscan brothers.Mr Crawford quit the order and paid IR£25k for the house in 1994.In 2000 and 2002 he had applied to add Fr Rosbotham’s name to the title deeds as by that stage the priest had also left the Franciscans – which has a vow of poverty and a ban on ownership of property – and had become a curate in Ballina.Judge Johnson said before delivering his judgement: “They are both clear very decent men who still have considerable regard for each other. They have dedicated their lives to helping others, Fr Rosbotham as a priest and Mr Crawford as a carer.“I think it is unfortunate that this matter had to be aired in court and it certainly strikes me as a case that was tailor-made for mediation. Had the parties agreed to mediation, the matter could have been dealt with in private, with each of the parties retaining ownership of the ultimate resolution.”PRIEST GIVEN 27 PER CENT SHARE OF HOME OF EX-LOVER was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:Donegal Town Circuit Courtfather rosbothamgayhouseHugo CrawfordPriestlast_img read more

26 Nov

Dhyan Chand Birth Anniversary: Here Are Few Interesting Facts About the Great Hockey Player

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Amsterdam OlympicsBerlin OlympicsDhyan Chandhockey First Published: August 29, 2019, 8:07 AM IST Considered to be one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport, Dhyan Chand was born on August 29, 1905. Known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, he won three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936 respectively. Known as The Wizard or The Magician of hockey for his superior ball control, the Government of India awarded Chand India’s third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956. Notably, his birthday on August 29, is celebrated as National Sports Day in India every year.On the hockey player’s 114th birth anniversary, here’s looking at a few interesting facts about him. Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad. He was born to mother Sharadha Singh and father Sameshwar Singh. His father was in the British Indian Army, and he played hockey in the army. On his 17th birthday, he enlisted in the 1st Brahmans of the British Indian Army as a sepoy (private) which later became the 1/1st Punjab Regiment. Chand exclusively played army hockey tournaments and regimental games between 1922 and 1926.On May 17, 1928 the Indian national hockey team made its Olympic debut against Austria, winning 6–0, with Chand scoring 3 goals. Dhyan Chand scored the most number of goals at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. He scored 14 goals.Three years later, Authority selected a new Olympic team during the Inter-Provincial Tournament; the IHF wrote to the Army Sports Control Board to grant Singh leaves to participate in the nationals. His platoon refused. However, IHF selected Chand for the Olympic team without any formalities.During the Los Angeles Olympics, Chand along with his brother Roop, scored 25 out of the 35 goals by India. During the Berlin Olympics, Chand once again was selected him without formalities. Chand top-scored with 3 goals, Dara scored 2 and Roop Singh, Tapsell and Jaffar one each to defeat Germany in the finals for 8-1.He scored over 400 goals in his career, from 1926 to 1948 and retired from the army at the age of 51 in 1956. He held the rank of Major at the time of his retirement. Chand’s autobiography, Goal!, was published by Sport & Pastime, Madras in 1952.The Government of India renamed The National Stadium, Delhi to Dhyan Chand National Stadium in 2002 in his honour. last_img read more