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Legal Clerk accuses Police Constable of assault

first_imgA Legal Clerk on Saturday reached out to this publication alleging that he was assaulted by a Police Constable attached to the Leonora Police Station, West Coast Demerara.Mike Jaundoo, 32, of 2134 Phase 2 Westminster, Parfait Harmony, West Bank Demerara related to Guyana Times a series of events that led to his claim; he has since lodged a report at the Leonora Police Station.According to Jaundoo, on July 7 he was involved in an accident where his vehicle was badly damaged by a man identified only as Sukhoo.A woman, Malika Ramsay, was also involved in the accident. Following the smash-up, Sukhoo, who was at fault, promised to have both Jaundoo’s and Ramsay’s vehicles repaired.However, this promise was never fulfilled in Jaundoo’s case. As such, the man visited Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine and was sent to the now Divisional Commander of Division D (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) Leslie James at the La Grange Police Station.Corporal Bridglall was given the task of looking into the matter when Jaundoo visited La Grange, however the Corporal was later transferred to Leonora, and the matter was being dealt with there.Jaundoo explained that Sukhoo was arrested and he was summoned to the Leonora Police Station where he was told the matter will be settled.While there, Jaundoo said that he was approached by the Constable who “threw remarks” which he did not take seriously, as the Constable is known to him for the past 16 years.Following an exchange of words, Jaundoo claims he was attacked and thrown to the ground and was dealt several kicks and cuffs about his body by the Constable. He was able to escape, seeking refuge in the Commander’s office.The matter was reported and Jaundoo was sent for medical attention.The man claims that he was attacked by the Constable because of an old grievance.He is calling for justice as nothing has been done for him since the incident which took place in front of his nine-year-old daughter and wife.This publication contacted the Leonora Police Station but all calls went unanswered.Attempts were also made to contact Commander Leslie James, but this too proved futile.last_img read more

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TOURISM MINISTER PRAISES DONEGAL BUSINESSES FOR WORKING TOGETHER FOR COUNTY

first_imgTOURISM Minister Leo Varadkar has praised those behind Donegal Live – saying the organisation is leading the way in tourism promotion.The Minister helped to launch the next Donegal Live event which will take place in Dublin on May 22 following the success of the event in Glasgow earlier this month.And he was high in his praise of hotels and other tourism businesses on how they set aside competition to work together for the good of Donegal. The Minister joined forces with Fáilte Ireland and a number of local Donegal associations to launch Donegal Live 2011.Returning to Dublin following the resounding success of last year’s event in Temple Bar, Donegal Live will this year take place at the Iveagh Gardens which will be transformed into the North West for one day only on Sunday May 22nd.  A host of Donegal artists are lined up to entertain the crowds as well as Donegal personalities who will be on hand to lend their name and time to promote the county.Speaking at the launch, Minister Varadkar praised all those involved in Donegal Live and stressed the importance of working together to promote tourism in Ireland.“I’m pleased to welcome Donegal Live back to Dublin for the second year running. I am very encouraged to hear that last year’s event was a great success. A large number of the tourism businesses who took part enjoyed a strong summer performance on the back of the extensive exposure and publicity generated by the Temple Bar event. “This event is an excellent way to target and market Donegal to a Dublin audience. But alongside the excellent publicity, it’s great to see the strong spirit of partnership and collaboration between the Donegal traders who invest their time, efforts, and an array of special offers to make it a success.”There will be over 200 Donegal tourism businesses in the Iveagh Gardens on the day and interactive stands will feature the many quality attractions, activities, food, festivals and accommodation on offer in the county.  A carnival atmosphere of music, song and dance will be created with many big name celebrities attending including Moira Brennan, Mickey Joe Harte and many others.Paul McLoone, our Head of Operations in the North West, believes the event provides a great opportunity for Donegal to target its key market, Irish people.He said: “As a county, Donegal is heavily dependent on the home holiday market with 70% of visitors travelling from within the island of Ireland.  We hope Donegal Live will once again bring Donegal to the attention of Dublin residents and those in the surrounding counties and help to dispel the myth that Donegal is too far away for a holiday.“Last year’s event brought great dividends to local Donegal providers and optimism is high again for this year.  With significant media publicity gained for Donegal along with hotel occupancy rates up 7% following the event, I have no doubt that Donegal Live will remain a firm fixture on the tourism calendar in the coming years.” TOURISM MINISTER PRAISES DONEGAL BUSINESSES FOR WORKING TOGETHER FOR COUNTY was last modified: May 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Inter Milan put £17.5m price tag on Chelsea and Liverpool target

first_img Geoffrey Kondogbia 1 Inter Milan have told Chelsea and Liverpool they can have Geoffrey Kondogbia if they cough up £17.5million.The midfielder fell out of favour under Frank de Boer earlier this season and the arrival of new boss Stefano Pioli has done little to change that.As a result the France international is expected to leave in January, even though he has previously stated his desire to fight for his place.Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly interest in Kondogbia and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the can sign him in January for £17.5m.Marseille are another club looking at the 23-year-old as they prepare for a busy January transfer window.Inter have also not ruled out the possibility of loaning Kondogbia out, but they would prefer to sanction a permanent move.last_img

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Cockhill Celtic face long trek to Cork in AI Intermediate Cup replay

first_imgCOCKHILL Celtic player-manager Gavin Cullen knows there is a huge prize at stake on Sunday when he takes his men to Cork for a New Balance FAI Intermediate Cup replay.By Chris McNulty, USL PROCockhill face Munster Senior League side Midleton on Sunday morning at 11.30. The winner will get a home draw agains Kilnamanagh from Dublin in early 2020 in a last 16 tie. For the winner of this weekend’s replay, there will also be a place in the first round of the 2020 FAI Senior Cup.“There is a huge prize, but that’s where this club should be every season,” Cullen said. “It’s hard to get out of the Ulster region never mind doing anything at national level. Our clubs here are good enough to be at that level.”Stephen Duffy rescued a draw for Cockhill on 68 minutes after James McCarty put Midleton in front after only eight minutes.  Cockhill had been well on top, but were unable to find a winner during what became a controversial conclusion.Now, the reigning USL champions are on the road as they look to topple the MSL outfit on their home turf.Cullen said: “They’re a very good side. The first half was very, very even. We were excellent in the second half. “Being away from home is a different kettle of fish. Everything from travel, knowing the pitch, a wee refereeing decision….that went against us last weekend.”Cullen has introduced several of the club’s young guns into the mix lately, but last Sunday, during the 0-0 draw with Letterkenny Rovers, he was able to bring Laurence Toland, Mark Moran and Adam Duffy off the bench. That trio are sure to be in line for a start this weekend, while Cullen is also actively pursuing new blood. Aaron McColgan is off to Australia in January while he may bid farewell to others.For now, his main concern is this weekend.He said: “It’s a huge game.“We have a huge task in the replay. We’ll prepare as best we can. We have a couple of men missing because they had pre-arranged bookings and the is just the way things happen and you have to deal with. We’ll see what we have – but we’ll certainly go down there and give it a go.” Sunday’s clean sheet was their third in four League outings so far and Cullen hailed his rearguard.He said: “Since I have come here, we have the best defensive record in the League. We’re very consistent in that regard and it’s the main reason that we’ve been so successful. Even on Sunday, Letterkenny dominated the game and could have won by two or three, but we didn’t concede a goal so we have to be happy with the point.”KNOCKALLA CARAVANS SENIOR CUPTHERE are quarter-final ties in the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup down for decision this weekend.Owing to Cockhill’s involvement in the FAI Intermediate Cup, their scheduled Knockalla Cup game against Glengad United has been postponed. Knockalla Cup holders Bonagee United will host Finn Harps Reserves on Friday evening in the first of the quarter-finals. Bonagee overcame Glengad last season in the final to win silverware in Jason Gibson’s maiden season as manager at Dry Arch Park,Also on Friday evening, Derry City Reserves host Milford United in an outstanding game from the previous round of the competition. There is no rest for the winner of that fixture, however, as they will be at home to Kildrum Tigers on Sunday.In another all-USL quarter-final on Sunday, Letterkenny Rovers welcome Fanad United to Leckview Park.Cockhill Celtic face long trek to Cork in AI Intermediate Cup replay was last modified: December 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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Motlana: passing of a great man

first_imgAfter the committee was banned, the Soweto Civic Association was formed, with Motlana again as chairperson. He remained active in resistance politics throughout the 1980s and became Mandela’s personal doctor after he was released from prison in 1990. Motlana, the Mandela family doctor, was born in Marapyane near Pretoria in 1925, and played a prominent role in all the defining moments in South Africa’s history since the 1950s. “We have travelled a long road together, through many decades of the struggle against apartheid and the years of building democracy. His unfailing support for our family during the prison years is something we will never forget. Nail “We will miss him; and our country will miss him. His contributions in such a variety of fields made him a patriot of special quality. Hamba kahle,” Mandela said. In a statement released by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday, Mandela said “the loss of our friend, Nthato Motlana, is a hard blow”. Besides taking an active part in politics, Motlana was an ardent businessman. His first business venture was a grocery store in Mofolo, Soweto, which opened in the 1970s. Later in the same decade, he led a group of doctors to form the first black-owned chemicals company, Africhem. Then he was involved in the launch of Phaphama Africa, which manufactured uniforms for children and soldiers. The award honoured him as one of the “few individuals who have paved the way for black business people who play in the black economic empowerment space today”. As a bachelor of science student at Fort Hare University in the late 1940s, Motlana was voted secretary-general of the ANC Youth League. Later, he enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Medical School, graduating in 1954. Source: City of Johannesburg A leading member of the Soweto community and vice-chairperson of the Black Parents’ Association during the students’ uprising in 1976, Motlana was detained for nine moths in jail with hard labour after the uprising. 3 December 2008 It was also during the 1970s that Motlana became the chairperson of the Soweto Committee of Ten, which was formed to run the township’s affairs after the collapse of the Soweto Urban Bantu Council. The Committee of Ten was among the organisations banned by the apartheid government on 19 October 1977. Committee of Tencenter_img Motlana’s detention and his subsequent release in 1977 did not deter his business acumen. His detention, on the contrary, led him to establish New Africa Marketing, a company aimed at providing employment for young people who had been detained. Two years earlier in 1952, Motlana stood trial with Mandela and 18 others in the 1952 Defiance Campaign Trial. All the accused were convicted for their role in a campaign of peaceful protests against apartheid laws. Defining history Motlana has served on the boards of Putco, Rand Water Board, Adcock Ingram Group and Sasol. He was also the chairman of MTN and Metropolitan Life. A founder of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Motlana died after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, 30 November at his home in Johannesburg; he was 83 years old. However, Motlana’s flagship was the investment holding company, New Africa Investment Limited (Nail), the black-owned and controlled conglomerate at the helm of one of South Africa’s biggest daily newspapers – the Sowetan. South African businessman, anti-apartheid activist and academic Dr Nthato Motlana died on Sunday 31 November after a long struggle with cancer. His passing was described as a “hard blow” by his close friend and comrade Nelson Mandela. In 2007, he received the Financial Mail’s Little Black Book Lifetime Achiever Award “in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the business world and his community involvement”. After that, he was banned twice, detained without trial and convicted for offences against the security of the state, resulting in imprisonment. He was not permitted to leave South Africa for 32 years. Aside from his business interests, Motlana also served as the vice-chancellor of the University of North West and Technikon South Africa and on the University of the Witwatersrand’s council. Motlana is survived by his wife Zanele, six children, 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Following this company, Motlana established Kwacha, a company that was to sprout a Soweto landmark – Lesedi Clinic – the first privately black-owned hospital in the country. At the same time, the company introduced Sizwe Medical Aid Scheme, the first such scheme to be owned and operated by blacks.last_img read more

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Cloud Computing: Vendor Churn Complicates Cloud Landscape

first_imgCloud computing is currently experiencing phenomenal growth, and by some estimates, the growth rate in the cloud market  is four to five times higher than the growth of spending on traditional software.  IDC estimates that this year cloud service revenues will exceed $36 billion, up over 28 percent from last year.  About two-thirds of that is spending on SaaS and one quarter is on infrastructure or IaaS.While overall the cloud market is robust, many vendors are finding the new IT landscape in the cloud to be a challenging one, particularly existing vendors.  Competition is fierce as the market is awash in startups and new vendors.  Migrating to the cloud is also requiring many vendors to retool and rewrite much of their existing software.  Vendors are finding that they also need to retrain and restaff in order to acquire the right talent and skill sets for effectively developing for and deploying to the cloud.  And a further complication for existing vendors is a reluctance to move to the cloud because of a worry of the potential that a cloud version of their product could cannibalize their existing business with lower pricing.Vendor challenges are likely to equate to customer headaches.  IDC estimates that 30 percent of today’s cloud vendors will be out of business by 2015.  The IDC report says this is likely because the cloud market “is a relatively new one with many players entering and leaving the playing field. Therefore, it is imperative for CIOs to ensure due diligence when selecting a cloud service provider.”Chris Morris, vice president at IDC for for Asia/Pacific cloud services and computing research, told SearchColudProvider.com that “those 30% [of vendors] which fall from view will likely be replaced by at least that many new entrants. So for the CIO and any vendor managing an ecosystem of partners, managing the market churn will be onerous.”last_img read more

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India Cardboard Traffic Police to Deter Violators

first_imgPolice in the Indian city of Bangalore are using life-like cardboard figures of officers to try and stop traffic violations. Related Itemslast_img

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Eng vs Ban: Balti chokes Britannia, England out of World Cup

first_imgBangladesh batsman Mahmudullah celebrates after scoring a century while batting against England during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Adelaide, Australia, Monday, March 9, 2015. Photo: APEngland’s hopes of advancing to the quarters in the World Cup ended following a 15-run defeat against Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Adelaide, Oval on Monday.Bangladesh has made it to the quarter-finals along with New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka from this pool.Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh after Mahmudullah posted the team’s first World Cup century in a competitive, but achievable, 275-7 at the Adelaide Oval.Mahmudullah scored 103 in a defiant 141-run stand with half century-maker Mushfiqur Rahim to lead Bangladesh back from a disastrous start.England’s batsmen appeared uncomfortable and often overawed in reply and was all out for 260 in the 49th over.England needed to beat Bangladesh and then Afghanistan in its last two pool matches to have any chance of reaching the quarterfinals.Earlier in the game, Mahmudullah became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a World Cup hundred, guiding his team to a decent 275 for seven.For Mahmudullah, it was his maiden One-day hundred and it could not have come at a better time as his side is still in the race to qualify for the quarterfinals.Mahmudullah bettered Bangladesh’s previous individual best of 95 made by Tamim Iqbal against Scotland earlier the tournament.He, along with Mushfiqur Rahim, who smashed his way to 89 off 77 balls, lifted Bangladesh from a sloppy start by adding 141 runs for the fifth wicket.advertisementThe partnership was another World Cup record for the Bangladesh side.Paceman James Anderson (2/45) had provided England a fiery start by removing both the openers — Imrul Kayes (2) and Tamim Iqbal (2) — in his first two overs but the following batsmen showed a lot determination.Mahmudullah first shared a 86-run stand with Soumya Sarkar (40) to stabilise the innings and then combined with Rahim to stitch up a decent total.Mahmudullah’s 103 came off 138 balls with seven hits to the fence and two over it and Rahim punished the British bowlers by eight fours and a six.Bangladesh could have scored more but Chris Jordan bowled a fantastic penultimate over in which he gave away just three runs and took a wicket too.Brief Scores:Bangladesh: 275/7 in 50 overs (Mahmudullah 103, Mushfiqur Rahim 89; James Anderson 2-45, Chris Jordan 2-59).England: 260 in 48.3 overs (Ian Bell 63 not out, Jos Buttler 65; Mashrafe Mortaza 2-48, Chris Woakes 45 not out; Rubel Hossain 4-53, Taskin Ahmad 2-59).last_img read more

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Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare fears for career after horror crash

first_imgCrystal Palace defender Pape Souare said he is not certain he will ever recover completely from injuries he suffered in a horrific car crash in September and resume his career.The Senegal international broke his jaw and thigh bone in the accident on a motorway outside London and needed to be cut free from the wreckage before being airlifted to the hospital for surgery.Manager Alan Pardew previously said Souare would be “up and running” in six months but the 26-year-old has now expressed doubts over his footballing future.”I don’t know about my injury. I don’t know if I can get back or not,” Souare told BBC.”Sometimes I think I was very lucky because it was crazy and it could have been worse for my career or my life.”The injury was very bad… it could have been worse. My leg broke and with my jaw, I couldn’t eat for the first month. Now, I can eat.”I remember the helicopter coming to get me. I remember the door on my leg … I remember they cut the roof to take me out.”The left back joined the South London club in January 2015 from Lille.last_img read more

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Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Has Decided To Retire

first_imgurban meyer on the sideline against northwesternINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks the side lines in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer has made a decision on his future as the head coach of the Ohio State football program. He’s stepping down.The Buckeyes’ national title-winning head coach has decided to retire.Ohio State announced the stunning news this morning.From ESPN.com:BREAKING: Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State coach following the Rose Bowl. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as Buckeyes coach beginning Jan. 2. News conference at 2 p.m. today in Columbus.Ohio State’s Rose Bowl matchup against Washington will be Meyer’s final game as the Buckeyes’ head coach. He will be replaced by offensive coordinator Ryan Day, who led the program during Meyer’s suspension.Rumors of Meyer’s retirement have been swirling all season long, stemming from his suspension to begin the year.Ohio State and Washington are set to play on January 1. The game will kick off at 5 p.m. E.T. and will be televised on ESPN.Stay tuned for more on Meyer.last_img read more

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