Ex-Policeman detained after fleeing scene

first_imgBagotville accidentA former Policeman who was identified as Lloyd Thomas is now under Police guard at a private medical institution in the city after he fled the scene of an accident at Bagotville, West Bank Demerara, which left two persons injured over the weekend.The chaotic accident scene on SaturdayAccording to information reaching Guyana Times, the injured persons who were taken to West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) were treated and released on Sunday for the injuries they sustained when the ex-Policeman’s HC 6031 Toyota Spacio collided with a HC 7086 taxi that was transporting an elderly couple.This publication was told that the former Policeman after escaping from the area, checked himself into the medical facility after which Police were informed of his whereabouts. As such, he was arrested and placed under guard before charges are laid against him which could include failure to render assistance.This newspaper understands that the accident occurred just after 17:00h on Saturday and the ex-Policeman was reportedly showing signs of being intoxicated. Reports are that the Spacio hit the taxi, a Toyota Carina 212, after hitting a parked truck. Both cars appeared to have been written off with car oil leaking from both and their airbags being dislodged. It was reported that the taxi driver, Sewkumar Mohabir, received some injuries and his occupants received lacerations to the head. It was also noted that the driver of the taxi was released on bail after he had reported the matter to the La Grange Police Station.last_img read more

Father, son, employee charged with murder

first_imgCorentyne triple murderAfter close to two weeks of intense investigations, the three persons who confessed to shooting to death threeCarlton Chaitram (left); Tameshwar Jagmohan and Jairam Chaitram as they exited the holding area at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courtsmen at Mibicuri Creek, Black Bush Polder, Beribce, were on Tuesday arraigned before City Magistrate Judy Latchman in a packed courtroom.Carlton Chaitram, 38; his 18-year-old son Jairam Chaitram; and his employee, 26-year-old Tameshwar Jagmohan, all of Mibicuri South, Black Bush Polder, were charged for murder.The men were not required to plead to the capital offence which stated that on July 21, they shot and killed 37-year-old Pawan Chandradeo; his 15-year-old son, Jaikarran Chandradeo; and his 33-year-old brother-in-law Naresh Rooplall.The three unrepresented accused were remanded to prison until September 6.Chandradeo, his son and brother-in-law had left home to go fishing but never returned. Their bodies were found the following day by a farmer.Autopsies performed on the bodies of Jaikarran and Rooplall listed their cause of death as shock and haemorrhaging caused by a gunshot wound. Chandradeo died as a result of shock and haemorrhaging following a laceration to the head and a fractured skull.Investigations led to the arrest of close to a dozen persons and during intense interrogations, the three suspects confessed to the murders.Reports are Carlton Chaitram, a farmer, was reportedly stealing fuel from another farmer when they were seen by the trio who were fishing nearby. It was reported that out of fear of being caught; the farmer, his son and his employee killed the trio.last_img read more

ALMOST €13,000 FOR GIRL (11) WHO HURT HEAD IN CAR CRASH

first_imgA GIRL who suffered headaches and nightmares after a car crash has been awarded almost €13,000 in compensation.Letterkenny District Court heard how the girl, who was 11 at the time, was involved in a road traffic accident in Co Donegal on April 5, 2014.Barrister Leona McCauley told Judge Paul Kelly that the girl – now 13 – struck her head in the crash and suffered headaches, dizziness and vomiting. The lawyer said the girl was discharged from Letterkenny General Hospital the same day but was re-admitted three days later suffering from the same symptoms as well as neck and spine pains.A GP later found the girl suffered from intermittent headaches which were relieved by paracetamol.She was no longer suffering nightmares and the girl had “more or less forgotten about the accident”.The case was before the court for approval by the judge.Judge Kelly said he was recommending “the exceptionally favourable settlement” and ordered a total pay-out of €12,977 including medical expenses, with €12,000 of that for the injuries suffered.ALMOST €13,000 FOR GIRL (11) WHO HURT HEAD IN CAR CRASH was last modified: February 3rd, 2016 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:accidentdonegalpay outlast_img read more

COUNCILLORS OPPOSE RENT RISES IN BUDGET REVIEW

first_imgFINE GAEL, Sinn Fein and Labour councillors are opposing plans to increase rents for council tenants.They’re speaking out against the proposed increases at County House in Lifford today where a meeting of the council is deciding on next year’s budget.The leader of Fine Gael on the council Cllr Barry O’Neill opposed the €2 per week increase. Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray, who had opposed the rise earlier this week, said it was “a common sense” decision.Cllrs are hoping to spend extra money on promoting the Gathering 2013. COUNCILLORS OPPOSE RENT RISES IN BUDGET REVIEW was last modified: December 19th, 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:COUNCILLORS OPPOSE RENT RISES IN BUDGET REVIEWlast_img read more

SPATE OF CAR BREAK-INS COULD HAVE BEEN IDENTITY THEFT SCAM

first_imgA local public representative feels thieves who broke into up to 11 cars in Letterkenny are involved in identity theft.Tax books and other insurances documents were stolen in the series of raids in Glenwood Park on Thursday and Friday.Cllr Gerry McMonagle, who lives in the area, said he feels the theft could have a sinister element. He says he does not feel the break-ins were just ordinary car thefts but something more serious.He said he fears the valuable items could be sold on or used to duplicate other documents. SPATE OF CAR BREAK-INS COULD HAVE BEEN IDENTITY THEFT SCAM was last modified: January 14th, 2013 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEidentity theftletterkennyscamlast_img read more

Letterkenny group calls for better bus to revive town centre

first_imgManagement at Cara House has echoed calls for an improved town bus service in Letterkenny.The Family Resource group says that they do not feel the current town bus is adequately serving the needs of the public.The issue of the Letterkenny Town Bus was raised by county councillor Gerry McMonagle at the local municipal district meeting on Tuesday. He called for an upgraded and improved service and clarity on the bus timetable. Cara House have spoken out in support of Cllr McMonagle’s statements and suggested a suitable route change to make Letterkenny more accessible to all.They said: “A low emissions, accessible bus that ran regularly around the town could serve many more and reduce congestion and parking difficulties in the town.“Many people are bussed into the town and then to access areas other than the Letterkenny Shopping Centre they are into walking or getting taxis which is very costly.”They also recommended that a central Letterkenny bus could take bus passes serving the needs of older people and people with disabilities. Susan McCauley from Cara House said: ”We meet people on a daily basis who would like to access our courses and activities but are restricted by transport issues.“At a recent meeting with planners regarding the Letterkenny Town Plan issues regarding the bus were raised by not only members of the Older People’s but also the Youth Council.“We feel that a bus such as the one we are suggesting would benefit all, not least Letterkenny Main Street retailers, and bring life back to the town centre.”Cara House has registered this need with Donegal County Council and The National Transport Authority.Their suggested route is as follows:  Cara House are suggesting a new route from the Railway Roundabout (Tescos) up to the Hospital and Park, down the High Road to Government Buildings and the new Court House, on to Justice Walsh Road for the Hospital Outpatients then turn left onto Pearse Road for the Community Centre.Turn left at the roundabout to go up the Port Road for the Theatre and Regional Cultural Centre and on to Main Street for the Post Office, and Courtyard Shopping Centre and Library continuing down Lower Main Street where it could serve as a catalyst for redevelopment.On Pease Road then turn right to the Retail Park and Cinema then round again for the Dunnes retail area and onto Neil T Blaney Road for the Council Public Services Centre using the new road (under construction) to go back to LYIT and base.Letterkenny group calls for better bus to revive town centre was last modified: March 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CARA HOUSEletterkenny town busTransportlast_img read more

Football tournament lures future stars

first_imgThe Cape Town Stadium will host someof the matches of the tournament.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com) Midfielder Jabulani Ncubeni is expected tofeature in the Amajita side.(Image: Mtnfootball.com)MEDIA CONTACTS• Norman Arendse Safa Cape Town chairman+27 21 637 2232Shamin ChibbaSome of football’s future stars are making their way to the Mother City for the prestigious Cape Town International Soccer Challenge, a tournament featuring the under-20 squads from eight African and South American teams.Amajita, as the South African under-20 is known, will host Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya and Japan. Brazil is the current Fifa U20 World Cup champion, while Nigeria lifted the 2011 African Youth Championship trophy in South Africa.Egypt was initially selected to compete, but after the Port Said Massacre, withdrew from the competition and was replaced by Kenya.The tournament will be held between 24 May and 3 June at the Athlone and Cape Town stadiums.According to South African Football Association (Safa) Cape Town chairman Norman Arendse, the tournament will focus on cementing the legacy from the 2010 World Cup and to contribute to the development of the game in the country.Asked if Brazilian prodigy Neymar will be playing in the tournament, Arendse said he was unsure.“Even if Neymar does not come, there will still be good players on display. We will see the names in this tournament cropping up in the Brazil 2014 World Cup,” he said.Experience will bode SA team wellFormer South African U20 international and Moroka Swallows striker Shaun Haschick is optimistic about Amajita’s chances of progressing in the challenge, as most of its players have professional experience.They are contracted full-time at various professional clubs in the country’s top tier – the Premier Soccer League (PSL). This, said Haschick, is a sure sign that national teams have improved over the years.He added that the 2010 Fifa World Cup gave the local game a major boost and it is evident in the amount of young players in the PSL.The tournament, he said, can help identify quality players as there seems to be a lack of them at the moment.Development neglected in SAThough development is a major focus for the tournament, Arendse acknowledged that very little is being done in South Africa to grow football at grassroots level.“Development is largely neglected. Only elite youngsters are being chosen,” he said.Haschick supported Arendse’s view, saying that youngsters coming through the ranks are not equipped to play at the highest level.He said almost none of the junior national players graduate to the senior side. This is because there is a lack of development structures.“The junior teams are supposed to act as a feeder system so that by the time the youngsters reach the senior team, they have the skills to compete at that level.”Haschick added that other developments such as a reserve league within the PSL will help in nurturing talent.“One reserve league was implemented but fell away. This season they restarted it but it is only in Gauteng,” he said.Learning from other countries’ development strategyHaschick listed a number of issues that he feels impede the growth of the sport. He claimed there are inconsistencies amongst the provinces, too few academies, no access to quality coaching and not enough football in schools.Haschick said players are recruited at least six years later than their European counterparts, who start their footballing education as early as six years of age.“That is why our youngsters are not good at crossing and shooting, because they lack those skills that should be taught at an earlier age.”He believes that South Africa can learn from Brazil, which produces quality players regularly but is similarly developed both economically and socially.Young Brazilians begin their footballing education on the futsal court and only after 12 years of age do they play on the field.“In futsal you learn to play with limited space, with quicker feet and quicker passing. A player develops a unique vision on the court,” said Haschick.About the Cape Town ChallengeThe tournament originally began with four teams in 2010 as a test for the World Cup staged in South Africa in the same year. Its first participants were South Africa – the then African Youth and Fifa U20 World Cup champions – Ghana, Brazil and Nigeria.Arendse said the organisers are looking to structure future tournaments according to the eight-team Fifa Confederations Cup format. This means winners from the six confederations will be invited as well as a World Cup winner and the host nation.The tournament will be broadcast on the SuperSport channel on DSTV.last_img read more

Assigning Meeting Homework (A Note to the Sales Manager)

first_imgHave you ever held a meeting to update the sales force without a real agenda and ended up just taking care of some tired housekeeping issues? If you are going to take your team off the field, you have to make it worth their while. You wouldn’t want your sales team go to on sales calls without an agenda, so you don’t have a meeting without one. Here’s one way to build agendas that work.You can dramatically improve the outcomes of your sales meetings, and you can make the meetings a better experience for your sales team, by assigning them homework.Make Improvement an Individual ResponsibilityMost people do their work and spend little time working on improving their ability and capacity to do that work. We’re all just so busy, and salespeople are no different. But our professional development is our own responsibility, even if we sometimes fail to remember this fact.By choosing some area of sales and assigning homework around that area, you reinforce that member of your sales team is responsible for their own individual improvement. You force their engagement in overcoming challenges and growth.Assign homework on prospecting techniques. Assign homework around negotiating. Assign homework on developing a more strategic level relationship with your clients. Reviewing the homework assignments ensures that your team is working on their own improvement because you’re setting a standard and making it so.Make Shared Learning the Sales Force’s ResponsibilityAssigning homework and allowing the salespeople to share their learning outcomes, you help improve the whole sales team.Some salesperson will have a brilliant idea that other salespeople can put to use in their sales game. Some will have a challenge that they haven’t addressed, and they will benefit from hearing one of their peers share how they tackled that problem. Inevitably, you will identify some systemic challenges that the whole sales force is struggling to overcome.By assigning homework and sharing ideas in your team huddles or sales meeting, you encourage the sales force to share their learning. You make the team’s growth their business.Make Issue Recognition the Sales Force’s IssueBy bringing the most challenging issues to your sales meetings, you can identify issues, trends, and challenges that affect the whole sales organization. You’ve been in meetings and heard, “What are you running into?” Is a competitor making a change that is going to threaten you in your market? Is someone losing their hot hand? Are clients telling you they need something new and different?By assigning homework to the sales force, you pull these issues out and you help to tackle them. Some of the issues will require your help; you will be the only one with authority to make changes.Give them homework. Help them develop themselves. Help them develop each other. And help them by removing obstacles and challenges.QuestionsHow do you keep your salespeople engaged in sales meetings and team huddles?How do you ensure that the meetings improve the salespeople and not just allow you to share housekeeping?How can you make sales meetings help salespeople improve themselves?How do you structure sales meetings so that the salespeople can help each other?last_img read more

Chilika boat tragedy toll rises to six

first_imgThe death toll in the Chilika boat tragedy rose to six after recovery of four bodies from the lake on Sunday.A boat, carrying 17 tourists, had capsized on Saturday afternoon in the Chilika lake, about 100 km from here. The tourists were returning from Kalijai temple, a prominent temple located on an island in Chilika. As soon as the incident took place around 5 p.m., boat operators sailing nearby immediately started rescue operation. They were helped by the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and the Indian Navy. Two bodies were recovered on Saturday while 11 persons were rescued.The rescue operation was resumed on Sunday. Four bodies were fished out from the Chilika water. Six victims include five women and one boy. They were identified as Pramodini Das, Shradhanjali Das, Meera Patnaik, Kalpana Mohanty, Suchitra Mohanty and Sudhansu Sekhar Das. The victims belonged to Bhubaneswar and Nayagarh area. Expressing deep sorrow at the loss of lives, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased. The Chief Minister also announced free medical treatment for the injured persons.last_img read more

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino vows to make Porto suffer in Champions League

first_imgJürgen Klopp has declared Manchester City the strongest team in Europe but believes their recent defeat at Anfield is proof Liverpool have no reason to fear anyone in the Champions League.Liverpool play their first knockout game in the competition for nine years at Porto on Wednesday and in confident form judging by the appearance of Klopp and Roberto Firmino at the pre-match press conference. “I don’t know if Porto are going to be afraid,” said the Brazilian forward at Estádio do Dragão, “but we are going to make their life difficult and make them suffer.” Marcano, however, has declared himself fit. “I am ready if the coach decides I’m going to play,” said the Spanish defender, who described Liverpool as “a complete team”. The Porto manager, Sérgio Conceição, claimed last month it was a boost to see his Champions League rivals sell Philippe Coutinho but played down the significance of the transfer on Tuesday. “They have also bought some more great players so they are still a very strong side,” he said. It is stretching it to say Liverpool are as strong without the player Barcelona bought for £142m last month but the threat posed by Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané has not diminished in his absence.Firmino said: “Coutinho is a great player and when he left that put a greater responsibility on everyone else to perform but it is our job to deal with that responsibility.”Only Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Edinson Cavani have been more prolific as a pair this season than Firmino and Salah, who are responsible for 49 Liverpool goals between them, compared to 56. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, with nine, has scored more Champions League goals than Firmino this term, the Brazilian’s seven including one in the qualifying round against Hoffenheim.Klopp said: “I don’t think Roberto has stepped up but maybe it is more obvious [what he contributes] because his situations are not overshadowed by Phil Coutinho’s situations. He’s a very important player and he doesn’t always have to be the standout player. I don’t think he is underrated, not anymore. People with a football brain judge him right. That’s how it is.” Share via Email PSG’s Unai Emery focuses on Real Madrid a year after painful exit Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Topics Jürgen Klopp casts further doubt on Simon Mignolet’s future at Liverpool news 0:34 Liverpool Liverpool will fight for everything against Porto, says Klopp – video Klopp bridled at a suggestion that Liverpool, the highest-scoring English team ever in a Champions League group stage this season, could emulate Rafael Benítez’s side of 2005 and win the trophy for a sixth time. “I don’t like talking about the round after the round you are playing, in fact I hate it,” he said. “I only answer nicely now because I am friendly and we are in public, but if someone asked me about the round after the round in private I would leave the room.”The Liverpool manager was more bullish, however, on his team’s ability to compete with every formidable foe remaining in the competition. He said: “I know already we can compete with them. Probably the strongest team in Europe at the minute is Manchester City. We’ve played them twice and that was at the highest level. PSG is a little bit different but I don’t look at them, I only know already that if we meet them we could beat them.“That’s how it is but it’s not important. We are here in Porto, that’s the only thing. We can make one big mistake in life – of course, we as a team would never do that – but I know when the draw came out it was like: ‘Thank God, Porto’. But now Porto is here and it’s quite a hurdle, a nice hill we have to go over. It’s interesting. We are confident because of playing good football through the group stage and now we are here; the last 16.“Everything is good about being here; the planes are better, the stadiums are better, the cities are better, even the food is better. So it is cool. You feel it when you come to the press conference – usually I don’t like it but in a press conference in the Champions League I think it’s a little bit nicer. It’s really exciting and a strong side – I met Iker Casillas a few minutes ago and you think: ‘Oh yes! The goalkeeper is not too bad as well!’”The Portuguese league leaders have won 12 of 14 games since their last appearance in the Champions League, a 5-2 win over Monaco, with their only defeat in that sequence coming on penalties against Sporting Lisbon in the cup. Their main concern before Liverpool’s visit is the disruption to the defensive unit that would usually be charged with containing Klopp’s attack. Ivan Marcano has not played since 24 January owing to a thigh injury, his central defensive partner Felipe is suspended and the defensive midfielder Danilo is out with a calf problem.center_img Share on Messenger Champions League Read more Share on Facebook Play Video Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Jürgen Klopp Porto Reuse this contentlast_img read more