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“I wanted to go spank that Policeman” – Ramjattan

first_imgThe Policeman who crashed one of the newly minted Police vehicles donated by the Chinese Government has seemingly escaped a thrashing of sorts at the hands of Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who on Saturday expressed much dismay at the accident in Berbice where four persons were injured.According to reports, the driver of the PWW 5452 registered pick-up crashed at the Canefield Public Road at East Canje, Berbice on Thursday last when he attempted to overtake two other vehicles. Just before losing control, he collided with motorcar PJJ5270 and 25-year-old Melville Meredith from Reliance, East Canje; Joanne Wright, 23, of Islington; Sharol Gorgapersaud, 32; and her son Jehu, who both reside in Cumberland Village, East Canje.Speaking at the launch of a Guyana Prison Service vessel, Minister Ramjattan stated that he was at Parliament when he learnt of the collision and was angered to the point that he wanted to actually leave the chambers to hit the offending Police rank. This comes against his repeated statements of disgust regarding the conduct of many Police ranks that have come in for widespread criticism in past weeks.“The other day I saw the deployment of brand new vehicles from China and you could imagine how I start with my expletives when I saw one of them crashed in Berbice and you got so angry – I wanted to leave Parliament when I saw it and go spank that Policeman and come back,” the Minister noted.US$2.6 million worth of vehicles were donated to Police from the Chinese GovernmentHe also highlighted that often times, the offending parties adopt a “don’t care” approach whereby the vehicles are not properly tended to in terms of engine oil and filter changes. In light of issues, Ramjattan called for more training. His call follows that of Traffic Chief Deon Moore who announced only three weeks ago that 190 ranks were trained in light of the many accidents and in continuing efforts to satisfy the full complement of drivers needed for the Force’s fleet of vehicles.He added that last week’s accident was the kind of occurrence he had hoped to avoid.“This is exactly the kind of behaviour I did not want of a driver driving a brand new vehicle but it happened. I got very angry and wanted to talk personally to the Policeman… ‘I said to ranks, you damage the vehicles recklessly, you’ll be surcharged’ and I’d probably have my very first example being put in place there,” the Public Security Minister observed. Eyewitnesses had pointed out that the Policeman was speeding when he tried to overtake the cargo truck that was behind the motorcar to which he had collided. After ending up some 20 feet away from the point of impact, it was observed that Police vehicle’s windscreen was shattered while the front wheel and left bumper were damaged. The car’s front bumper was torn off.It was in mid-November that the Traffic Chief had disclosed that some 20 ranks were involved in accidents with Police vehicles and that management saw it fit for ranks to have “refresher” training. Moore had pointed out that training was especially needed for operating four-wheel-drive motor vehicles which are particularly used for patrols on the highways.During last month, the Guyana Police Force received from the Chinese Government a hefty donation of vehicles and equipment worth US$2.6 million. Added to the existing Police fleet were 56 pickup trucks, 44 motorcycles, 35 ATVs and five buses.last_img read more

MAN LEFT WITH LIFELONG EPILEPSY AFTER HORRIFIC SINGLE-PUNCH ATTACK

first_imgRyan Gormley: JailedA young Co Donegal man was left with a brain injury and developed epilepsy which he will have for life after being hit with a single punch, a court has heard.The victim, Denis Keenan, was struck in a completely unprovoked attack outside the Four Lanterns in Letterkenny in December, 2011. He fell to the ground and struck his head and had to spend 15 days in hospital where he was treated for multiple cuts and an internal brain injury.Mr Keenan’s attacker appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday.Ryan Gormley, 25, from Ballyarr, Ramelton pleaded guilty to a Section 3 assault.The victim said his life had completely changed as a result of the horrific assault as he had been diagnosed with epilepsy.“I also appear to be forgetful with every day events which is very frustrating,” said the victim in an impact statement read to the court.“I’ve lost the use my taste buds and I have no sense of smell; I have been unable to get a full night’s sleep since the attack,” he said.The court heard that in April 2012, four months after the attack, Mr Keenan was out with friends playing a game of pool when he suffered a seizure. His friends were able to put him in the recovery position and get him treated.Since that Mr Keenan has been unable to socialise with friends, fearing he may suffer another seizure.Garda Harvey Maughan said CCTV had showed the moment that had changed the 30 year old victim’s life forever.“He never got up again,” said Gda Maughan.The garda said the footage had shown how Gormley had tried to start a fight with another innocent bystander just moments before he struck Mr Keenan, from Ballaghdearg, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Sean Mac Aodh, counsel for Gormley, said his client had just one previous conviction for dangerous driving in 2010.He had stopped drinking and was very remorseful for the horrible injuries inflicted on Mr Keenan.He realised what he’d done, he said.Gormley took to the witness box to personally apologise to Mr Keenan. He said the incident should never have happened.Mr Mac Aodh said his client was involved in cycling, raising thousands of euro for charity. He worked for part-time for a vegetable wholesaler and hoped to work there full-time.Judge Keenan Johnson said he had to weigh all the mitigating factors with all the aggravating factors of the case.He said Gormley was “fortunate” he hadn’t been charged with the more serious Section 4 assault charge, which has a maximum life sentence.However he said he would not let that colour his views on the Section 3 assault charge which was before him.Judge Johnson said Gormley’s guilty plea and remorse, which was genuine, was in his favour.But he had to balance that with devastating consequences of Gormley’s actions on Mr Keenan.The Judge offered his sympathies to Mr Keenan who sat at the back of the court and said he hoped the case could bring some sort of closure.He then jailed Gormley for three years, suspending the last 18 months of the sentence.He also ordered the attacker to pay his victim €10,000 in compensation within three years and bound him over to keep the peace for seven years.Judge Johnson said the attack on Mr Keenan was “all too common” these days.“People should be able to go out for the night without fear of being attacked like this,” said the judge.The Judge also criticised the State’s criminal injury compensation scheme describing saying it was wholly inadequate when it came to compensating victims like Mr Keenan.MAN LEFT WITH LIFELONG EPILEPSY AFTER HORRIFIC SINGLE-PUNCH ATTACK was last modified: March 4th, 2014 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) Tags:BallaghdeargballyaredonegalLetterkenny Circuit CourtRyan GormleySection 3 assaultlast_img read more

SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE – TEAMS STRIPPED OF POINTS

first_img4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATECockhill  Celtic are now four  points behind leaders Derry City Reserves after they defeated bottom of the table Bonagee United on Saturday evening by 2 goals to 1.Also on Saturday, Swilly Rovers  had a 3-1 home victory against Drumkeen United and on Friday night Letterkenny Rovers had a narrow 2-1 win over Fanad United at Triagh-A-Loch. Today at 2pm Kildrum Tigers host Buncranna Hearts.  DISCIPLINEAt a recent USL Disciplinary meeting Drumkeen United and Fanad United were stripped of the points they won on the 3rd of June.Drumkeen were adjudged to have not properly cleared Conor Carlin in time for the game against Bonagee United. Drumkeen won the game 3-0 but the committee overturned  the result in favour of the Dry Arch side.Fanad United who defeated Cockhill Celtic by 2 goals to 0 were stripped of the points after it was adjudged that they  had played Arthur Lynch and Darragh Patton before the 4 day rule. The committee decide to make this fixture null and void because Cockhill Celtic were also found guilty of playing player Johnny Bonner who was not signed on time to play in the fixture.  CUP FINAL VENUEIts being confirmed that the Donegal News League Cup Final between Drumkeen United and Letterkenny Rovers will take place at Dry  Arch Park(home of Bonagee United) on Sunday 29th of July.  RESULTSFRIDAY 6TH JULYFanad United  1-2  Letterkenny RoversSaturday 7TH JULY Cockhill Celtic  2-1  Bonagee UnitedSwilly Rovers  3-1  Drumkeen United FIXTURESSUNDAY 8TH JULY Kildrum Tigers  v  Buncranna HeartsWEDNESDAY 11TH JULYDerry City  v  Fanad UnitedLetterkenny Rovers  v  Kildrum TigersBuncranna Hearts  v  Cockhill Celtic Bonagee United  v  Swilly Rovers SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE – TEAMS STRIPPED OF POINTS was last modified: July 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE – TEAMS STRIPPED OF POINTSlast_img read more

Samsung challenges Google with Connect Home Wi-Fi mesh

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Related Posts Samsung announced on Thursday a competitor to Google Wi-Fi, which is able to cover up to 7,500 square feet and also act as a SmartThings hub.Much like the lauded Google Wi-Fi, the Samsung Connect Home creates a mesh WiFi network that extends the network’s coverage area, similar to a wireless booster.See Also: Samsung receives approval to test self-driving cars in South KoreaUp to five Connect Home units can be connected to a router, enough for most large homes. Samsung is also launching the Connect Home Pro, which has more processing power and supports 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, while the normal unit only supports 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac.The Connect Home is available for pre-order starting at $170 for a single unit or $380 for a pack of three. The Connect Home Pro is available for $250 per unit, Samsung has not announced any bundle plans for the higher-end model.Samsung is making Connect Home a central part of its smart home appliances. It can act as a hub for all compatible Internet of Things (IoT) devices, meaning customers will not have to buy a separate SmartThings hub anymore.Dialing in with the Connect appUsers will be able to control smart home devices through the Connect app. Samsung is planning to add support for their personal assistant, Bixby, so users will be able to tell their phone to change device settings.The Connect Home has built-in support for Zigbee and Z-Wave standards. That makes it compatible with most smart home devices, including Philips Hue LED lights, Nest smoke detector, and Ring video doorbell.As we start to add more connected devices to our homes, mesh Wi-Fi networks will become all the more necessary to avoid connectivity issues. This is already a problem in homes that have more than four people online at once, with video calls, video streaming, and downloading all hogging the network bandwidth.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Tags:#Connect Home#Internet of Things#IoT#networking#Samsung#smart home#SmartThings#wifi last_img read more

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni hits bullseye, Dinesh Karthik caught napping

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni has been fabulous with his glove-work this Indian Premier League. He once again showed why he remains India’s undisputed king behind the stumps with yet another brilliant run out of Dinesh Karthik in Pune on Monday evening. (Stokes 63-ball 103* scripts sensational Pune win)In the final over of Gujarat Lions’ innings, Basil Thampi was on strike against Jaydev Unadkat. The left-arm pacer bowled a slower and Thampi swung his bat wildly only to miss it. Karthik, at the non-striker’s end, wanted the strike in the last ball and set off. (Stokes follows Dhoni’s success mantra, rewarded with maiden IPL ton)But Dhoni collected the ball and fired a direct hit at the striker’s end to send Karthik back to the pavilion. The speed and precision of Dhoni’s throw was such that even Karthik’s desperate dive failed to save him from getting run out.DHONI TOO QUICK FOR ‘SUPERMAN’ ABDThis was not the first time that Dhoni’s sharp glove-work floored his opposition.Earlier this month, he produced a sensational stumping to dismiss Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers. On the second delivery of the 11th over of the RCB innings bowled by South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Dhoni showed his class behind the stumps when he knocked off the bails in lighting speed even before de Villiers could think of getting his back leg into the crease.TAYLOR FLABBERGASTEDIn October last year, Dhoni’s sensational skills behind the stumps left New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor flabbergasted.advertisementThe 35-year-old grabbed the spotlight with his lightning quick hands during the fourth one-day international against New Zealand. Playing at his home ground in Ranchi, Dhoni’s superb display behind the wicket left Taylor stunned.In the 46th over, Taylor, who played Umesh Yadav through square leg, was looking for a second run but Dhoni back-flicked a throw from Dhawal Kulkarni onto the stumps in a flash and without even looking at it.TV replays later confirmed that Taylor was short of the crease. The Kiwi couldn’t believe his luck as he walked off with a grin.DHONI PLOTS BANGLADESH’S OUSTER IN WORLD T20In March 2016 during India vs Bangladesh World T20 clash, the Mashrafe Mortaza-led side required 11 runs from 6 balls but Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad got out in successive deliveries after hitting couple of boundaries.It all boiled down to the last ball, off which two runs was required. Dhoni remained calm under pressure when he was required to break the stumps after the the final ball had been bowled. As the bails flashed, Dhoni and his men went berserk and celebrated the win in front of a jubilant, relieved crowd.last_img read more

THREE TEENS ARRESTED FOR RECENT BURGLARIES

first_imgUpdated by Woody Gottburg 10/23/17THREE TEENS WERE ARRESTED SATURDAY FOR THEIR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN RECENT “SMASH AND GRAB” BURGLARIES.SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED THE SUSPECTS SATURDAY AFTER THEY WERE CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING AT THE FLOYD BOULEVARD WALMART.THE NAMES OF THE MALE TEENAGERS HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED, BUT POLICE SAY THEY ARE A 16 YEAR OLD FROM WINNEBAGO,NEBRASKA AND A 14 AND A 15 YEAR OLD JUVENILE FROM MACY, NEBRASKA.THE TEENS ARE SUSPECTED OF BREAKING OUT THE WINDOWS AND STEALING OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MERCHANDISE FROM THE URBAN CASUAL STORE AND SOUTHERN HILLS MALL YOUNKERS ON OCTOBER 17TH.THEY ARE ALSO SUSPECTED OF A SIMILAR BURGLARY AT A SOUTH SIOUX CITY VERIZON STORE AND AN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT THE A-T & T STORE ON HAMILTON BOULEVARD.TWO OF THE BOYS WERE ALSO ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY BURGLARIZING THE SPRINT STORE AT 4115 GORDON DRIVE ON SEPTEMBER 30TH.SIOUX CITY POLICE SAY ADDITIONAL ARRESTS ARE EXPECTED.last_img read more

NB bilingualism debate flares as parties battle for power unfolds

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – A resolution from an Acadian seaside town council has fired a warning shot across the bow of the New Brunswick Tories, as the municipal councillors try to rally wider francophone support condemning any minority government propped up by the People’s Alliance party.The resolution on the bilingualism issue from Cap Pele councillor, Hector Doiron, was addressed to both the Progressive Conservatives, with 22 seats, and the Liberals, with 21, as they continued Wednesday to struggle over which party will form a minority government following the tight Sept. 24 election.However, the People’s Alliance, with three seats, has only confirmed an informal, verbal commitment to support the Tories for a year and a half — putting leader Blaine Higgs in the crosshairs of francophone concerns.The right-leaning alliance has called for an end to linguistic duality in some government services, such as school busing, and has urged the abolishment of the office of the official languages commissioner.The Liberals have said they won’t hold talks with People’s Alliance Leader Kris Austin, even as Premier Brian Gallant has pursued a coalition with the Green Party, which also won three seats.Any form of coalition with the small, populist party drew strong words in Doiron’s resolution, as his document argued even an informal deal should be regarded as an assault on Acadian rights.“The People’s Alliance Party has no legitimacy in attacking fundamental rights of the Acadian and francophone community of New Brunswick and in having a platform that does not respect the country’s supreme law, The Constitutional Act of 1982,” says the document, written in French.Meanwhile, comments from former Supreme Court of Canada judge Michel Bastarache that a significant slice of anglophone New Brunswickers had voted “to abolish bilingualism” made headlines on Wednesday in the province.Bastarache argued before the Senate committee on official languages that the People’s Alliance was “created to oppose bilingualism, to oppose francophone schools and francophone hospitals.”People’s Alliance issued a news release responding to the municipal leaders’ critique, saying the party’s policies were being portrayed incorrectly, and referring to the Cap Pele councillor as a Liberal partisan.“The People’s Alliance from day one has said we respect bilingualism and the rights of both official language groups to receive service in their language of choice anywhere in the province,” said the release.“As most are aware, (school) transportation based on language has not been legally designated as an acquired right.”Still, the municipal council’s resolution may reappear at an upcoming annual meeting of the francophone association of municipalities, representing 50 of the province 104 municipalities, said the group’s director, Frederick Dion, in an interview.“It (the Cap Pele resolution) is not clear. It’s more like a statement at this point. … It’s not impossible that the resolution or another form of it could be presented to the members,” he said.The association also published a resolution last week urging parties not to form a coalition with the People’s Alliance.Meanwhile, Higgs said Wednesday his party believes in co-operating with all members of the legislature, and is merely seeking assurances the smaller parties won’t move to bring down his government.He said the resolution from Cap Pele goes too far because his party has made clear it will maintain its support for bilingualism, as laid out in the party’s constitution.“We’ve been very clear that our party constitution and our party principles aren’t changing,” he said.“I think it’s an overreaction. We saw it during the election process. It’s a serious overreaction against me. I found that most disturbing. I found it almost a personal attack on myself.”Gallant has said he’ll go forward with a throne speech on Oct. 23, even as recounts are unfolding this week in three ridings with close results — one held by the Tories, one by the Liberals and the third by the Greens.Recounts started Wednesday in Saint John Harbour, where there was a narrow Liberal win, and Memramcook-Tantramar, where the Green candidate defeated a Liberal rival by 11 votes.A lawyer for the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Saint John district has alleged that about 40 electors voted twice in the riding, which was won by the Liberals by a 10-vote margin.The recounts in both ridings were expected to continue Thursday, while a third vote recount has been ordered for Thursday in the riding of Oromocto-Lincoln-Fredericton, a seat the Tories won by 93 votes.— By Michael Tutton in HalifaxNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect number of seats won by the Progressive Conservatives and the Liberals.last_img read more

Wind fanning wildfire flames could shift dangerously over weekend

first_imgHIGH LEVEL, Alta. – Officials fighting a wildfire in northwestern Alberta fear that winds fanning the flames could change this weekend in a more dangerous direction.Shane Schreiber with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency says winds are expected to switch direction on Sunday.About 5,000 evacuees from High Level, Mackenzie County, and Dene Tha First Nation are being told not expect to return until at least next week and that provincial emergency funds for gas, food and other expenses should be available by Monday.READ MORE: Emergency funds for High Level evacuees to start flowing by MondayEvery adult will get $1,250 with another $500 for each dependent child. Evacuees can start applying for electronic transfers at noon on Sunday.Pre-loaded debit cards for those unable to receive e-transfers can be picked up at reception centres on Monday.The Chuckegg fire now covers nearly 1,000 square kilometres, although favourable winds have so far driven it away from the town of High Level.Firefighters have completed successful controlled burns and bulldozed containment lines to remove fuel for the blaze.READ MORE: High Level fire still out of control as more firefighters arriveWithin the town, sprinklers are at the ready and flammable debris has been removed.For more information and addresses to evacuation centres, click here. For the latest emergency updates on the wildfire, click here.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Eva Longoria To Host Annual Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner

first_imgEva Longoria will host her annual Eva Longoria Foundation dinner at her restaurant Beso in Hollywood.The Eva Longoria Foundation helps Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. The Foundation helps Latinas excel in school and attend college. Additionally, the Foundation provides Latina entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity.WHEN: Thursday, November 5th, 2015WHERE: Beso Hollywood 6350 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028Find out more here.last_img read more