28 Police ranks involved in accidents

first_imgFor this year…9 dismissed so far, says Top CopBy Shemuel FanfairAs the Guyana Police Force (GPF) continues to remove its “rogue” elements, acting Commissioner David Ramnarine has affirmed that the Force has no place for unprofessional conduct, informing the public that some nine junior ranks were dismissed for their involvement in various types of motor vehicular offences.Dead: Anastacia KerrPolice statistics have revealed that for the period January-October 2017, some 28 junior Police ranks were involved in motor accidents, some of which saw persons losing their lives.At Monday’s press conference, the acting Police Commissioner said that nine of those ranks were dismissed. He added that the Police Force’s senior administration would not accept such unprofessional conduct, whether or not the ranks operated their private cars or one of the Force’s fleet of vehicles, some of which were involved in accidents in recent weeks.“You cannot be driving without fitness, insurance [or] drunk driving, and expect to be a member of the Force; you have to go,” Ramnarine strongly stated.In March 2017 in Berbice, Constable Joshua Ali, then unlicensed, was fined $37,500 after pleading guilty to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and breach of condition of provisional licence. Similarly, Police Constable Satrohan Gowkarran, who struck a pedestrian at Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, in a drunken state in September, pleaded guilty and was fined $7500 and had his licence endorsed for a DUI.Dead: Pulmattie RamotarCondemning such occurrences, Ramnarine suggested that new recruits were actively waiting to fill the vacuum that would be left by dismissed ranks.“The Guyana Police Force did not have a long line waiting to enlist five years ago, but today through the grace of God and through public trust, and other initiatives, we have a long line waiting out there, so when you slip up; I’m not going to wait on three strikes, that is the way forward for the Force,” he related, at the same time condemning the heavily tinted motor cars of junior ranks.In August, 58-year-old Pulmattie Ramotar, of Success, East Coast Demerara (ECD), succumbed two days after she was struck down on the Success Public Road by a police rank. Additionally, Eno David, 22, of Matthew’s Ridge, North West District, was struck down at the Soesdyke Public Road (EBD), East Bank Demerara, by a police rank, who was transporting an injured colleague, who himself was involved in a separate car accident in the early morning hours. Police had, however, claimed that no alcohol was found when breathalyser tests were conducted on these two ranks.The PPP 8497 Toyota Allion motor car which struck and killed Eno David at Soesdyke, EBD in August (Shemuel Fanfair file photo)In September, 20-year-old former Lot 5 Hope Estate, ECD resident and sales girl Anastacia Kerr lost her life after she was struck down and killed by a drunken Police Lance Corporal at the Ogle Public Road, ECD. It was reported that the Policeman was proceeding along the roadway in motor car PSS 3984, when the now deceased woman allegedly ran across the road and into the path of the vehicle. As a result, the left side of the car hit her.last_img read more

Children’s Mash competition excites audience

first_imgThe regional Children’s Mashramani Competition continued on Friday, with the costume competition at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Some of the other colourful displays at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on FridayThe event, which saw a moderately good turnout, was divided into two main categories – topical and fantasy. Participating in the topical category was St Sidwell’s Primary, Graham’s Hall Primary, St Angela’s Primary, Ascension Secondary, St Barnabas Special, School of the Nations and St John’s College while the fantasy category included participants from Bel Air Primary and St Stephen’s Primary.The children, ages five to 17, who were all decked out in their shiny costumes, marvelled the audience as they danced and showcased the colourful works of art. This had the audience in awe, as they were on their feet and cheering loudly for their respective schools.Most of the costumes that were on display depicted Guyana’s flora and fauna. One of these was an entry themed ‘Guyana’s Arapaima’ that was submitted by Graham’s Hall Primary School.At the end of the day, for the topical category, the winners were Graham’s Hall Primary, St Angela’s Primary, St Barnabas Special, St Sidwell’s Primary and School of the Nations. The winners of the individual fantasy category were Bel Air Primary and St Stephen’s Primary.Coordinator of the event, Sherwyn Blackman, related that there has been phenomenal response throughout the competitions in terms of spectators this year, not only from those held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall but also at the National Cultural Centre.However, Blackman noted that there can be difficulties since these costumes are very costly to produce. Being a coordinator for the first time, he said there is still work to be done for 2019, which the department is hoping to start working on in the latter part of this year.“For the costume competition, we have had some support, but I know it can be a whole lot more but what we recognise is that it is really a hefty cost in terms of persons creating the types of costumes. So, there is definitely some more work that we can do for the next year,” he said.The Georgetown leg of the competition will conclude on Monday with the physical display competition, which is also scheduled to be held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.last_img read more

Taking charge

first_img“John is the right man at the right time to lead the Antelope Valley office.” Nantroup has been assistant head deputy of the Antelope Valley office since January2006. He is replacing Deputy District Attorney Kerry White, who will become head deputy of the Pasadena office. Nantroup will supervise a staff of 45, including 30 prosecutors. “I’m honored that he has given me the responsibility for looking after this community for him,” Nantroup said. Since joining the office in 1990, Nantroup has worked in the juvenile division, the Van Nuys and San Fernando branches, the Hardcore Gang Division and the Target Crimes Division. In Target Crimes, he was deputy in charge of the elite Crimes Against Peace Officers Section, which handles murders and violent assaults against police officers. “There are no regular prosecutors in that unit. It’s a very high-pressure and high-profile unit,” Nantroup said. Nantroup also served on the 2004 Jailhouse Witness Protection Task Force and a 2006 prison crimes committee. Nantroup said the Antelope Valley faces some of the same crime problems as the rest of the county but also has some unique issues. “For one thing, the gang problem is not as defined geographically or by gang. Sometimes they have ad hoc gangs where they clique up,” Nantroup said. Born in San Pedro, Nantroup worked as a coppersmith pipefitter at the Terminal Island shipyards while attending community college. His frustration with crime led him to pursue a career in law enforcement, serving on the Culver City police force from 1976 to 1987. “You hear about crime and see crime and people being victimized, and it would make you angry that this is happening,” Nantroup said. “It was kind of idealistic. You want to make a difference and protect people.” A back injury while on the job forced Nantroup to retire, however, so he turned his attention to becoming an attorney and prosecutor. He received his bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Redlands in 1987, and then he obtained a law degree in 1990 from the University of Southern California Law School. Nantroup has been married 25 years and lives in Ventura County. The couple has two grown daughters. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER A former pipefitter and Culver City police officer, Deputy District Attorney John Nantroup will take over as head of the Antelope Valley District Attorney’s Office at the end of the month. Nantroup, 53, was named head deputy by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who himself led the Antelope Valley office from 1984 to 1992. “John has an impressive record as a trial deputy and an especially strong record prosecuting hard-core gang cases,” Cooley said in a statement. “During the last 15 months, he has become familiar with the Antelope Valley, its people and its unique challenges. last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Wednesday, September 3

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‘I feel betrayed’ – anger as historic Chinese club folds

first_img0Shares0000Fans of Yanbian Funde have been angered by the football club’s demise. © OSPORTS/AFP / OSPORTSSHANGHAI, China, Feb 27 – A proud football club near China’s border with North Korea has folded days before the new season because of Sh3.6bn ( $36mn) in unpaid taxes, angering its diehard fans and leaving players stranded.The demise of second-tier Yanbian Funde, former national champions, underlines the precarious nature of Chinese football and the harsh financial realities that many teams face in the country. They are the second Chinese team in as many months to implode following Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, who reformed as Tianjin Tianhai after a scandal engulfed its corporate owner.Yanbian drew comparisons with 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City after they emerged from the doldrums of China’s second division to challenge the CSL elite.That year, newly promoted Yanbian finished ninth in the CSL, China’s top flight, despite the club’s striker Sun Jun calling them “the poorest soccer team in China”.But Yanbian, nestled in the remote far northeast of China and closely tied to the area’s football-mad ethnic Korean community, were relegated in 2017.And they were dissolved this week when majority shareholder Funde Holding Group pulled the plug following disagreements over who should pay a soaring 240 million yuan ($36 million) tax bill, Chinese media said.Fans, powerless to save their club, are heartbroken and angry.“I’m very disappointed and cannot calm down, I feel betrayed,” said Jin Bo, president of fan group YB Supporters, blaming conflict between Funde and local sports authorities, who were a minority shareholder.“Our fans’ association will be dissolved later too because we lost our reason to exist and we will not support other teams,” said the 30-year-old, whose group has 80 members.– ‘Left on the street’ –Yanbian have a long history. They were formed in 1955, were champions of China a decade later and a founding member of the country’s first professional football league in 1994.The club has a special place in Chinese football because of its close links to the area’s large ethnic Korean population.The club was their pride and joy — a way to express their minority identity — and the team traditionally drew on players from the area.“Yanbian Funde is a team harmoniously combined between Koreans and other ethnic groups and it is very important to football fans and local people,” said Jin, who supported the club most of his life.Players and staff have likewise been left in limbo with League One, China’s second division, kicking off in the second week of March.Yanbian will not be in the competition and media reports on Wednesday said the squad was unable to pay the bill for their hotel in South Korea, where they were training for the new season.Curiously, the club were signing players even as matters unravelled behind the scenes.Lorin Burba, who represents Argentine striker Agustin Torassa and Albanian defender Albi Alla, plans to lodge a protest with FIFA over the club’s “reckless behaviour”.He called the treatment of 30-year-old Torassa “disturbing”.“The player signed a pre-contract with Yanbian and afterwards terminated the employment relationship with his former club,” Burba, co-founder of BFM Bode Football Management, told AFP.“Upon arriving in South Korea to sign the contract, Yanbian inexplicably retracted.“My client has been left in the middle of the street for no apparent or just reason.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MOTORING: DIVERS HYUNDAI SETS CANAL ROAD ALIGHT!

first_imgThe brand new forecourt of Diver’s Hyundai in Letterkenny.After a number of hectic weeks at Divers Hyundai on Canal Road, which saw the complete refurbishment of the exterior of the premises by Bonner Engineering as well as the refit of the interior by Divers/Hyundai, motorists and pedestrians have been treated to a flavour of real Christmas cheer. The full order of the all new Tucson for January delivery bordered the entire premises with their LED lights switched on celebrating the end of works at the renowned establishment.Over the past few years the ‘Hyundai’ switch-on at Divers has become an annual event. Terence Diver he said that he had been inundated with calls and messages from customers asking if they would be lighting up the sold line up this year so the push was really on to get everything finished on time, and they just made it.The chilly evening sky was set alight by the all new Tucson and this was complimented by the number plates having the surnames of all the purchasers of this new model.Divers have been getting phone calls, text messages all evening from customers old and new and from many of their competitors commenting on the new look premises and the Tucson Christmas cheer.Some customers have already visited the premises and have taken photos of their new 161 new vehicles and have been posting them on their face book pages. The new Tucson has broke all records so much so that they have doubled their January order book from last year.It certainly looks that we’ve seen the worst of the recession and here’s hoping that ‘Ireland’s Tidiest Town’, Letterkenny and indeed the entire county can look forward with confidence to a new era for all businesses in 2016.The management and staff at Diver’s takes this opportunity to thank all customers, old and new for their continued support.We wish each and every one of you a Happy Christmas, New Year and the best in Hyundai motoring for 2016.MOTORING: DIVERS HYUNDAI SETS CANAL ROAD ALIGHT! was last modified: December 23rd, 2015 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:DiversHyundailetterkennylast_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

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Sellers this weekend are Peadar Toner and James McDaid (Drumacanoo)Congratulations to the U14 and U16 teams on their recent successes.A winter program for the underage teams in the hall will be announced shortly, check club notes and facebook page for further details. Anyone who wants to work as part of a scheme could they please contact Barry, Shea, Donal or Hughie for details.The strictly come dancing will take place on the 26th of November in the Silver Tassie.The dinner dance is fixed for the 1st January, tickets are available from committee members and are €25.The seniors have a big game this weekend in the Ulster Club Championship against the Cavan champions Cavan Gaels. The game is fixed for Sunday in Breffni park and your support for the team would be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford.The seniors and reserves were beaten by Malin on Sunday while the 3rds beat Malin on Saturday.Circuits will start again on Monday 10th October in the club hall for 6 weeks for €25 there will also be a class in January for 10 weeks for €45. Anyone who pays up front for both gets it at the reduced price of €60Next monthly meeting is on the 14th of November.GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: October 11th, 2011 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

MacLOCHLAINN’S ANGER WITH CENTRAL BANK BOSS OVER ANGLO TAPES

first_imgPadraig Mac LochlainnDONEGAL Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has angrily hit out at Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan over comments relating to the Anglo Irish Bank tapes.He said the content of the taped conversations between Anglo officials was reflective of a culture that was offensive and embarrassing nationally.Independent Newspapers has published transcripts of conversations from 2008 between managers at the bank. Mr Honohan said a new element that is disclosed in the tapes is the suggestion that the financial problems at the bank were much worse and there was an intent to entrap the Central Bank.But Padraig Mac Lochlainn condemned Patrick Honahan.“These Anglo Tapes are not embarrassing nationally,” said Mac Lochlainn.“They reflect the true contempt of senior bankers in Europe, the US and in Ireland have had for the rest of us. “This is not unique to Ireland in any way; 1% of the population of Europe (us) are paying 40% of the banking debt from what was a European banking crisis. I am sick of the apologists for this terrible crime against our people.”  MacLOCHLAINN’S ANGER WITH CENTRAL BANK BOSS OVER ANGLO TAPES was last modified: July 7th, 2013 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:MacLOCHLAINN’S ANGER WITH CENTRAL BANK BOSS OVER ANGLO TAPESlast_img read more

Datebook 10/15

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman will visit ONEgeneration, 9:45-10:45 a.m. at Burbank and Victoria boulevards, Encino; and Service Employees International Union, Local 660, 1-1:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St. A public hearing on the Los Angeles River master plan will be held, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Weddington Recreation Center, 10844 Acama St., North Hollywood. See www.lariver.org, www.folar.org, and www.theriverproject.org. San Fernando Valley Harvest Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., St. John Eudes Church, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. Admission $5; $3 for children. Autumn plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Caada Flintridge. Rose show and sale, 1-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (818) 949-7984 or see www.descansogardens.org. Oktoberfest, noon-10 p.m. today and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Winnetka Park, 8401 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. Call (818) 348-6908. TODAY: Kids Fitness Challenge, Kaiser Permanente, 8220 Woodman Ave., Panorama City. Registration at 7:30 a.m., event at 9 a.m. See www.fitnesschallengeinfo.com. Ventura County Heart Walk, 8 a.m., Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oaks Crest Drive. Call (805) 445-7050 or see www.vcheartwalk.org. Native plant sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday, Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Free admission. Call (818) 881-3706. “Expedition Inspiration Take-A-Hike,” to benefit breast cancer research at UCLA and USC, featuring actresses Tea Leoni, Cindy Crawford and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Registration at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., hikes at 9 a.m. Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road. Agoura Hills. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Telegraph say Chelsea are set to sign Giroud for £18m

first_imgSome of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea have agreed a fee with Arsenal for Olivier Giroud, according to The Telegraph.The Telegraph say the Blues are poised to sign Giroud for £18m and that this will pave the way for Arsenal to complete the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, with Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi joining the German club on loan as Aubameyang’s replacement.Earlier, The Sun claimed Chelsea will move for Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente if they cannot land Giroud.And the Daily Star claimed Chelsea are ready to let David Luiz join Arsenal in exchange as part of a deal involving Giroud.Speculation over Hazard and CourtoisEmbed from Getty ImagesThe Telegraph say Chelsea will refuse any bid from Manchester City for Eden Hazard – even an offer of £200m.The Mirror have claimed City are looking to buy the Belgian for £150m this summer and that he is boss Pep Guardiola’s number one target.There also continues to be speculation over the future of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.It comes after Real Madrid, who have long been linked with the Belgian, apparently missed out on the signing of Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Real were apparently keen to sign Arrizabalaga, who has signed a new contract.A number of newspapers, including the Telegraph, suggest this could put Courtois’ future in doubt.It is claimed that Real do not want him to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and could make a move to sign him.Rochdale youngster linkedChelsea are interested in Rochdale teenager Daniel Adshead, it is claimed.ESPN say it has been told by “sources close to the League One club” that the Dale prospect, 16, is being monitored by the Blues and Arsenal.Midfielder Adshead broke into the first team this season and has been touted as one of the Football League’s brightest young players.Sun say Sunderland boss wants AmpaduEmbed from Getty ImagesSunderland boss Chris Coleman reportedly wants to sign Ethan Ampadu on loan from Chelsea.Wales international Ampadu, 17, has impressed for Chelsea’s first team when selected this season and The Sun say Coleman is looking to take him to the Stadium of Light. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more