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Appeals Court deems former Police Superintendent’s dismissal unlawful

first_imgFormer Police Superintendent Simon Mc Bean, who took the Police Services Commission (PSC) and Attorney General (AG) to Court for wrongful dismissal in 2009, was able to breathe a sigh of relief late last week following an Appeals Court ruling that agreed with his civil suit.Former Police Superintendent Simon Mc BeanJustices Rafiq Khan, Arif Bulkan and Rishi Persaud ruled in favour of Mc Bean, who appealed former Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision to dismiss his case against the PSC when the matter came up at the High Court.Having declared that his dismissal was unlawful, the court will soon make a determination relative to how much the former senior rank will be paid in damages and benefits.Mc Bean was represented by attorneys Patrice Henry and R. Satram. The appellant’s legal team argued that their client was not afforded a hearing, as provided for under the Police Disciplinarily Act, Chapter 17:01.The State was represented by State Counsel for the Attorney General’s Chambers, Judy Stuart-Adonis. She related the State’s contention that Mc Bean had effectively terminated his employment by leaving the country.In 2009, Mc Bean received a dismissal letter months after his return to Guyana. The letter was backdated to December 25, 2007. The civil case stemmed from him reading for a Master’s Degree in Global Security and Policing at the United Kingdom’s University of Leicester, having studied there from October 2007 to September 2008. His legal documents detailed that, before leaving, he had applied for leave via request to the PSC, but never got a response. It was stated that Mc Bean then asked to be granted no-pay leave, but that also was not granted. He did, however, receive three-month accumulated leave.After his one year study, the applicant resumed duty in September 2008, until he was dismissed in September 2009, with the letter dating back to Christmas Day 2007. The PSC had contended that Mc Bean was not authorised to participate in the UK-based programme.last_img read more

‘Child father’ on bail after breaching protection order

first_imgA man who breached a court order found himself before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus charged with violating a protection order granted to the mother of his child against him.Seon Felix, a sales coordinator of Lot 658 Diamond Housing Scheme, denied that on February 11, 2019 at Robb and Hinck Streets, Georgetown, he breached a court order and went within 100 feet of the Virtual Complainant, which is a violation of the protection order issued by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.Defence Attorney Ronald Burch-Smith, in a bail application, told the court that on the day in question, his client had gone to the area to pay for his car insurance when he saw the woman in the vicinity. He said that his client continued his business, but was later arrested by Police.However, the VC denied the claim put to the court by the defence counsel, saying that she became afraid after she saw Felix staring at her.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus ordered Felix to report to the Brickdam Police Station weekly until the trial is completed. The defendant was released on $10,000 bail. The case will continue today.last_img read more

St. Joseph dampen Ushuru promotion hopes

first_img0Shares0000Ushuru FC winger Alex Sunga takes on a St. Joseph Youth defender in a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Friday September 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – Ushuru FC’s hopes of pushing for promotion to the Kenyan Premier League were dashed on Friday after being held to a 1-1 draw by St. Joseph Youth FC in a National Super League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.Kevin Taabu’s second half header cancelled out Bill Oporia’s early goal as St. Josephs’ clawed back a point against the promotion chasing taxmen, putting them in an uncertain position as far as promotion is concerned. Ken Kenyatta’s men will live to rue their missed chances especially in the first half and they remain fourth in the standings with 62 points, one behind third placed Nairobi Stima who play Administration Police at the same venue on Saturday morning.Ushuru, seeking a return to top flight football after two years in the National Super League had a brilliant start with Bill Oporia getting them into the lead in the second minute with a thumping shot inside the box after Ravel Maxwell’s header had been blocked.It was a relief for Oporia, the goal coming just seconds after he had missed a sitter when Anthony Ndolo’s defense splitting pass from midfield put him through with only the keeper to beat but he placed his shot inches wide.Ushuru continued dominating possession, looking to seal the game early enough and they should have gone ahead after eight minutes when another thunderous shot by Oporia came up against the crossbar after some lazy defense from St. Josephs.The most of chances were falling on Oporia and he had another opportunity in the 21st minute when former Ulinzi Juniors striker Alex Sunga put the forward through on goal but once against S. Josephs keeper Martin Lule made a full stretch save.Ushuru FC’s Antony Ekaliani Ndolo shields the ball away from a St. Joseph player during a national Super League tie at Camp Toyoyo. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAs the game wore on, St. Josephs slowly crept into the game and the forward line led by former Harambee Stars striker Moses Arita began seeing more of the ball.Three minutes to the break, the Nakuru based side had a brilliant chance when a free-kick was poorly defended and the ball landed on Peter Thiong’o but his powerful shot from the left was finger-tipped over the bar by Ushuru keeper Isaiah Wakasala.In the second half, the visitors came in with more vigour and within the opening 10 minutes, they had brilliant opportunities to restore parity.Adam Said’s cross from the right was missed by a whisker by Arita five minutes in and three minutes later, Said had a goal disallowed for offside.The winger was at the heart of the equalizer in the 62nd minute when his well floated corner from the right was dipped in by Taabu’s header past a dazed Wakasala.In winning the corner, Taabu had forced the custodian to work beyond his effort springing up well to the rigt to tip over his well stung free-kick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal boss Emery revels in Gunners’ revival

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette sparked Arsenal’s power surge at Craven Cottage, with his superb second-half strike restoring their lead after Andre Schurrle had cancelled out his opener.Aaron Ramsey’s audacious back-heeled goal put Arsenal in complete control to cap a stunning move that recalled the club’s finest days under Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice in the closing stages as Arsenal won six consecutive league matches within a single campaign for the first time since 2016.It was a significant statement of intent from a team widely written off ahead of Emery’s first season in charge.“Our performance over the 90 minutes was very important. We worked very hard in the second half to get this result with our momentum on the pitch,” Emery said.“I believe in us, we believe in our process but also we must keep taking confidence. I think we are in the first part of the war.“It is very difficult but we must prepare, continue improving and show big commitment.”Emery was expected to need a long period to revive Arsenal after the depressing final years of the Wenger era.But the former Paris Saint-Germain boss has helped Arsenal quickly rediscover their verve and struggling Fulham had no answer to their enterprising display.No wonder jubilant Gunners crammed into one corner of Craven Cottage celebrated the goal with chants of “We’ve got our Arsenal back”.That unity between fans and players was badly missing as supporters staged protests against Wenger last season.“You need to feel together with the supporters and the players. This spirit and mentality is very important for us,” Emery said.“To show our quality and work, then together we can be happy like today. We need them to support us. The players feel that.“We are happy but also calm because we know each match is difficult. We are going to continue working.”While Arsenal are improved, they have been aided by a soft fixture list in recent weeks and even Emery demurred when asked if his team are now title contenders.“We lost the first two matches against Manchester City and Chelsea. We were calm then and we need to be the same way in our mentality when we are winning,” he said.“I don’t want to look back. Every match is different. We have a better position in the table for our objections, but we have to be calm.”Fulham are off to their worst start to a top-flight season with one win in eight games following last season’s promotion.They waved the white flag as Arsenal ran riot, leaving Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic frustrated with their effort levels in the second half.“We need to be more solid and more competitive if you want to be honest. We opened all the doors and they finished easily,” Jokanovic said.“We showed so many weaknesses for this Premier League level.“Arsenal showed their quality and pace, but we surrendered in the last 10 minutes.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey celebrates after scoring a superb goal against Fulham © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 7 – Unai Emery believes Arsenal’s blistering form has restored the bond between the team and their supporters after the Gunners crushed Fulham 5-1 to record the club’s longest winning streak for 11 years.Emery’s side turned on the style on the banks of the River Thames, romping to their biggest win of the season as the resurgent Gunners moved into the Premier League’s top four.last_img read more

Newcastle 1-1 Man City: Magpies earn credible point as Aguero nets 100th PL goal

first_img Sergio Aguero is the first South American to score 100 goals in Premier League history Newcastle missed the chance to close the gap on their relegation rivals as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at St James’ Park.Sergio Aguero netted his 100th Premier League goal when he opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour with a dubious header, which appeared to be offside.The prolific Aguero took his goal tally in England’s top flight to 99 with a hat-trick in Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 win at Chelsea and the Argentinian’s goals have come in just an incredible 147 appearances.Vurnon Anita deservedly drew Rafa Benitez’s side level shortly after the half hour with his first goal at St James’ Park, a well taken effort inside the box.Georginio Wijnaldum could have won it late on as Joe Hart – celebrating his 29th birthday – made a stunning save to earn City the point.The solitary point means Benitez’s side have four points from the last two games, having beaten Swansea at the weekend. City, meanwhile,  failed to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish, but they remain four points clear of local rivals Manchester United, who are placed in fifth.Newcastle fans showed their appreciation for a convincing performance as their men have a glimmer of hope of survival with four games remaining – they face Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Tottenham. 2 2 After a scrappy start to the clash on Tyneside, Aguero made it a century of goals after 14 minutes when he guided Aleksandar Kolarov’s set piece past Karl Darlow. The Argentinian was fortunate not to have his goal chalked off by referee Kevin Friend, as he was in an offside position before the free-kick was taken. But he took it well, meeting the ball – from the left-hand side – at the front post, flicking it into the centre of the goal.Moussa Sissoko should have put the home side level 15 minutes later when the Frenchman burst through on goal. In a one-on-one situation, Sissoko opened up his body to convert past Hart, but the England goalkeeper read his opponent well to make the save.Sissoko will have been relieved two minutes later as Benitez’s side made it 1-1. Anita, playing at right-back, was found in acres of space on the right flank and he turned inside Paul Dummett before striking across goal to reward United for their efforts in the first half.Aguero should have doubled his tally four minutes into the second half as he turned his man in the box, but he was slow pulling the trigger and he soon went to ground in desperation after losing the ball.It took a brave header from Pablo Zabaleta to deny substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic as he tried to get on the end of Townsend’s cross after Cheick Tiote and Sissoko launched a lightning break on the hour, but Darlow needed two attempts to collect Aguero’s snapshot as City hit back three minutes later.As the game headed for the closing stages, Wijnaldum got himself into a great position to win it for Newcastle. On the right of the box, the Dutchman showed great feet to offset his man before firing towards goal, but Hart got a hand to the ball, Wijnaldum firing the rebound into the side netting.last_img read more

Agile fingers, mind end Rubik record

first_img One of the crowd favorites was Casey Pernsteiner, 14, who traveled to the event from her hometown of Gonzales, Texas, with her mother. Pernsteiner logged a 21.59 second average in the preliminary round to move on to the finals. The crowd erupted with applause as she threw the cube down time after time, slapping an electronic timing mat and consistently clocking times well under 30 seconds. “My previous best time in competition was 25 (seconds) and I beat that, like, all ten solves, so I was really happy with that,” Pernsteiner said. She finished among the top 16 finalists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – A 20-year-old California Institute of Technology student set a new world’s record Saturday for solving the popular Rubik’s Cube puzzle, turning the tiled brain-twister from scrambled to solved in 11.13 seconds. Leyan Lo is part of Caltech’s Rubik’s Cube Club, a brainy clutch of students that hosted the competition at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. Lo’s record-setting time came early in the day, among his first five tries in the preliminary rounds. The record-setting solve caught competitors and Lo himself by surprise. “It’s kind of scary now that I set it, because I have two more (attempts) to go,” Lo said humbly afterward. His time of 11.13 seconds broke the previous record of 11.75 seconds, set by Frenchman Jean Pons at the Dutch Open competition last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Still, the world record alone wouldn’t gain Lo the overall champion’s title at the event, which is determined by averaging three of five solution times in the final round. For that title, Lo went up against the teenager widely considered the fastest Rubik’s Cube solver on the planet – Shotaro “Macky” Makisumi, a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Pasadena. Makisumi prevailed, clocking in with an average time of 14.91 seconds in the final round to take first place. Besides blindingly fast fingers and a head for memorizing algorithms used by most top competitors to solve the cube, what is Makisumi’s secret? “I don’t know. Faster first two layers,” he surmised, referring to solving the first two layers of the cube’s colored tiles before moving on to the last. For his victory, Makisumi won a Rubik’s Snake puzzle, one of several variations on the basic cube model which has sold more than 100 million worldwide, according to the manufacturer. Contestants brought their own cubes to the competition, and a computer program was used to scramble the cubes in the same fashion for each round to give the contestants equal footing. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior Championship Quarter Final Fixtures on Sunday 19th AugustKillybegs v Dungloe in Glenties @ 12 noonGlenties v St Nauls in Kilcar @ 6pmMilford v Buncrana in O’ Donnell Park @ 1pmNaomh Padraig, Lifford v Gaoth Dobhair in O’ Donnell Park @ 2:30pmLADIES GAA: DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL FIXTURES was last modified: August 16th, 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:LADIES GAA: DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL FIXTURESlast_img read more


first_imgIt promises to be a very proud and emotional weekend for Termon GAA Club this weekend as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.An action-packed weekend of fun and nostalgia has been planned by the club. Here club chairman Joe McDaid explains why all GAA roads lead to Termon this weekend.Simply click to play.DDTV SPECIAL – TERMON GAA CLUB TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY was last modified: July 26th, 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:50th anniversaryDDTVTermon GAA Clublast_img read more


first_imgRosses AC News: Following the Sportshall Trials held in December and January, the following club athletes have been selected for the County Panel.A Training Session will take place in the Aura Leisure Centre on Sunday 1st March from 1pm to 3pm. The teams for the Ulster Finals in Magherafelt will be selected from the Panel, with those athletes not selected acting as Reserves both for the Ulster Final and UK Final (in the event of qualification).The Ulster Final will take place in Magherafelt on Thursday 12th March. Any athlete listed who is unable to attend that day should let me know as soon as possible. The following team managers have also been selected for the Ulster Finals: U13 Boys – Anthony Ward and Sean McGinley and U15 Girls – Louise Gillespie. Under 13 Girls: Emily Croke, Melissa McGee and Mia McDevitt. Under 13 Boys: Éamonn Ó Gallachóir, Joe Sharkey, John Boyle and Oran Wallace. Under 15 Girls: Caoimhe Boyle, Ciara Curran, Jessica Oglesby, Orfhlaith Winters and Saskia Boyle.Last weekend the club was represented at the All Ireland Masters in Tuam by Kevin McGee and Michael Logue. Both had good runs with Kevin just missing out on the Donegal team who finished 3rd county overall.Track and Field: Training for juveniles interested in track and field starts this Friday at the track at Carrickfinn starting at 4pm. Hope to see you there!!!! At the recent AGM the following committee was elected for 2015. Chairperson – Ita Gallagher. Vice Chairperson: – Michael McElroy. Secretary/Assistant – Elise Gillespie/Aidan Gillespie. Competition Secretary – Aidan Gillespie. Registrars 1 – Leanne Sharkey. 2 – Roseleen McGarvey. Pro – Michael Logue. Treasurer – Greata Boyle. Assistant Treasurer – Noreen McGee. Parental Co-Ordintaor – Emer McGee, Deirdre Sharkey and Ann Harkin. Child Protection Officer – Owen Coyle. County Board Reps – Owen Coyle/ Michael McElroy / Michael Logue and others available to attend. Male Captain – Paul McGee. Lady Captain – Noreen McGee.Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. Rosses Athletic Club Membership fees for 2015 are ; Child €15, Adult €20, Family €40. Membership forms will be available at the Sportshall Athletics training sessions in Dungloe and Gaoth Dobhair on Monday evenings. New members welcome!This will be required and cover for all athletes for indoors, track and field, cross country, etc. Forms can be got and returned at the Sportshall nights in Gweedore and Dungloe. Paul McGee will have forms for the adults as well as the form being posted on facebook. A registration night will also be held over the next few weeks so please watch for details.Sportshall Athletics are in the Pobalscoil Gweedore on Monday nights. Contact Ita for details on 0871309536. Note: there will be no Sportshall Athletics in Dungloe on Monday 16th due to the Musical in the gym. Sportshall will resume again on Monday 23rd.Adult Training sessions are happening on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Industrial Estate with planned sessions happening. Please feel free to come along and join the group who do a long run in the forestry every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore. ROSSES AC ATHLETES PERFROM WELL AT ALL-IRELAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TUAM was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more


first_imgGarda have recovered a stolen forklift worth more than €50,000.The machine was stolen from a Donegal County Council yard at Skeoge, Inishowen over the weekend.It is understood the machine, a Manitou telescopic forklift, was being rented by the council when it was robbed. The thieves broke into the yard by cutting through gates with a wirecutter.However Gardai on patrol recovered the machine which was parked on a remote laneway.    GARDAI RECOVER €50,000 STOLEN FORKLIFT was last modified: April 12th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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