In the wake of a soaring crime rate that has led to the murder tally in Jamaica surpassing the 1,300 mark, to date, the Jamaican Police High Command has announced changes in the senior ranks of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Divisional commanders being transferred Earlier this week, Police Commissioner George Quallo said several divisional commanders will be transferred in November including Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, who is stationed in the western parish of St. James.Nesbeth will be transferred to the Border and Security Branch of the JCF. He will be replaced by Senior Superintendent Wilfred Campbell, who now heads the Kingston Central Police Division.St. James is the hotbed for crime, having recorded 248 murders since January.ZOSO hasn’t prevented blood-lettingAccording to Nesbeth, the government’s latest initiative to stem the crime wave – the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) – that was implemented in Mount Salem in the parish, has not prevented the blood-letting in surrounding areas.The objective of the operation that stemmed from an Act passed in Parliament earlier this year, is to contain crime and gives the Prime Minister power to implement the initiative in consultation with the National Security Council.St. James leads in murdersMore than 240 people have been murdered in St. James since January 1 and last week – 13 persons were murdered in the parish.Crime in St. James is followed by the parishes of Westmoreland and Clarendon, while in the Corporate Area the divisions of St. Andrew South, Kingston Western top the list and in St. Catherine, the most volatile areas are St. Catherine North and South.When compared to the similar period last year, there has been a 26 percent hike in murders.In addition to transferring Nesbeth, the Police Commissioner says seven other commanders will be relocated.The changes take effect on November 10.PNP criticalMeanwhile, the opposition People’s National Party (PNP), has weighed in on the country’s murder rate, stating that the increase emphasizes the need for the government to set out a more comprehensive crime plan.On Tuesday, the PNP’s spokesman on National Security, Fitz Jackson said the government’s crime plan is not working.Jackson, in the meantime, has suggested that the government bring a non-partisan national stakeholder group together to agree on a set of measures to tackle the crisis.“They must put out an overarching approach where the people of Jamaica is (sic) brought on board so that we, collectively, can seek to deal with the problem,” he asserted.In one of the most recent incidents a Corporate Area businessman, Dennis Ramdial, was killed outside his business place.The police report that Ramdial, 70, was standing outside his business place when explosions were heard. It was later discovered that Ramdial was shot. He was rushed to hospital where he died.His murder comes on the heels of the killing of his son, Richard on July 13. Richard was shot more than a dozen times as he sat in vehicle during rush hour traffic.For recent news on Jamaica police shakeup, click the link: Warning to members of Jamaica Constabulary Force
Click here for larger view of wreckage.Sumner Newscow report â€“ Christopher Jay McGahey, 32, of Commerce City, Colo. driving a 2005 Peterbilt semi-truck struck a 2004 Mercury Monterey driven by George Britt, 50, of Wichita at the Kansas Turnpike at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday morning at the South Kansas Turnpike Toll Booth, southeast of Wellington.The toll booth was knocked on its side.According to the Kansas Turnpike accident report, there were only minor injuries.Britt was taking a toll ticket when the McGahey failed to stop, striking his Monterey in the rear-end. Â Troopers do not know how fast the semi was going at the time of the collision.Two people were taken to the hospital, but a trooper said the injuries were minor.The semi was hauling cases of wine, according to media sources.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 224 weeks ago Accused? They clearly smashed the toll plaza ! lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 224 weeks ago Inattentive driving by truck drivers frightens me. This morning, we followed a semi from South Haven to Arkansas City. He was having a VERY difficult time maintaining a single lane of traffic, I believe is the term. First his right wheels would be on the shoulder; then his left would go left of center. Very dangerous. Report Reply 2 replies · active 224 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 224 weeks ago And the truckers, much like motorcycle riders, are always trying to blame regular motorists for their problems. “Stay out of the ‘no-zone'”, “Watch for bikers,” etc. etc. Hey, quit riding side by side, weaving through traffic and pulling out in front of me and we won’t have near as many issues. Report Reply +11 Vote up Vote down Mo67 · 224 weeks ago My brother lost his leg a few weeks ago while on a motorcycle, due to a girl NOT paying attention. Not all truckers and motorcycle riders are to blame. Bikes are harder to see sometimes than cars, so yeah, WATCH FOR BIKERS!! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
“But you have to be aware that there are no shortcuts to leadership and it is something that is earned slowly, naturally and progressively,” it added.According to Marca, PSG would be willing to stump up the 222 million euros ($256.8 million) required to trigger Neymar’s release clause and would offer him a five-year deal worth 30-plus million euros a season.However, a report in French sports daily L’Equipe on Tuesday quoted a PSG club source as saying: “We’re not going to repeat the Neymar show. There is a huge release clause and you have to be realistic.”PSG have previously been linked with Neymar only for the striker to pen a new five-year deal with Barca last October. Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.Reports in Spain have suggested PSG are looking to lure the 25-year-old to the Parc des Princes after snapping up Neymar’s international teammate Dani Alves on a free transfer.“PSG want to finalise the signing of Neymar this summer”, wrote Catalan daily Sport, while the Madrid-based AS newspaper led with the headline “Neymar flirts with PSG”.PSG are reportedly attempting to take advantage of Neymar’s desire to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow, with the French club prepared to build a team around the Brazil forward.“In the background of Neymar’s annoyance there’s always a concern, which has to do with his role in the team and his wish to become a leader,” wrote Sport.
It could be just another one of those beautiful omens.Or then again it could mean absolutely nothing in the battle for Sam Maguire.Thousands of GAA fans across the county may just be about to believe that we could possibly be in for a repeat of the 1992 All Ireland Final or a place in the final at least. Why else then are hundreds of GAA fans ordering the retro 1992 version of the jersey worn by Anthony Molly, Tony Boyle, Martin McHugh and company?A spokesman for the company which makes the jersey retrogaaa.com said orders have been coming thick and fast for the famous jersey.‘Perhaps Donegal fans feel that this could be their year after 1992. We have had a lot of interest in the jersey.“The new jersey looks great but a lot of people might feel a little superstitious and want to hold onto or relive the feel-good factor for 1992,” he said. But while the retro jersey may be making a comeback, sales of the new jersey are also reported to be huge.Come August 28th, those sales could just go through the roof ahead of a certain date in September.EndsWHY WE’RE PUTTING OUR ‘OLD’ SHIRT ON SAM COMING BACK TO THE HILLS! was last modified: August 4th, 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)
Chairperson of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Gerry McMonagle has condemned the recent decision to legalize gaming machines across Letterkenny and Inishowen. Councillors on the Letterkenny and Inishowen Municipal Authority voted to controversially legalise the machines last month.Inishowen Councillors voted in favour of the measure by five votes to four. Letterkenny Councillors voted in favour by six votes to three.In March, an Inishowen man told Donegal Daily that his gambling addiction cost him his family and his career and slammed local councillors for voting in favour. Speaking at a JPC meeting on Monday in Lifford, Community Representative, Joe Boland, requested the condemnation of the recent decision, saying that ‘further problems lay down the line’ for the people of the respective communities.“This matter isn’t directly linked to the JPC but I am asking if the board as a whole could write to the council districts and condemn this view and show our concerns for it?” McMonagle, who voted against the motion for Letterkenny, said it was now a matter for the courts to deal with.“The applicants can now put in a license to operate these game machines and the courts will decide whether they ae entitled to one or do they adhere to the regulations as set out,” McMonagle said.“Personally, I voted against it and we have all been there when the campaign first arose in the 1980s and it is a road to nowhere,” he added.“It is going to bring more hardship and more heartache for many families (across the county), but democracy is democracy.“It was voted in and we have to accept that.” Legalized gambling machines will bring ‘heartache and hardship’ to families, JPC told was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Inishowenletterkenny
Barbara Mallinson, the brains behind Obami. (Image: Emerging Media) MEDIA CONTACTS • Barbara MallinsonObami+27 83 215 8112Twitter: @barbsmallRELATED ARTICLES• Peace clubs for safer schools • Changed prisoners inspire kids • Reviving sport in SA schools• Kids swap suburbs for townshipJanine ErasmusThe South African-designed Obami social network offers school teachers, pupils and parents a completely secure environment in which to communicate.In a world which can no longer guarantee the safety of children, Obami (isiZulu, meaning “mine”) is a step in the right direction.Because it’s a closed system it protects youngsters from cyber predators and other potential threats associated with open web applications, enabling parents, teachers and children to keep up to date with school-related activities, and keep their peace of mind.The brains behind the initiative is Knysna-based entrepreneur Barbara Mallinson, a marketing graduate of Cape Town University. She came up with the idea while working for a big corporation in the UK, where she had relocated after obtaining her degree.With the help of a couple of developer friends, the site first took shape in Mallinson’s flat in London. A grant from the British government provided her with the resources to carry on with development.“I was aware of the growing popularity of Facebook and the like,” she said, “and at the same time I really wanted to get out of the corporate environment. The initial idea was to design a generic social network.”Social media has become an inescapable part of daily life, with people of all ages logging on to social networks, blogs and information portals – some manage to control the time they spend online, while others spend hours on the sites.Pitted against Facebook and Twitter, and dozens of other similar offerings springing up by the day, Mallinson knew her idea had to stand out from the rest – so she took it further by developing it as a model for South African schools.Teenagers, especially, have eagerly embraced social networking, and yet, said Mallinson, schools are slow to communicate with them through these valuable Web 2.0 tools.“When I came back to South Africa I saw the need to diversify my strategy, and I also saw a gap for something where kids could be safe online.” The answer was to create a niche social platform, one that addressed important issues of safety in communication for children.“Changing Obami’s strategic direction and business location, from London to Cape Town, was hugely exciting – I would be coming home to do something good for my country.”Cape Town-based web developer Lilo was selected for further building of the site, which now sports a bright and funky look that, said Mallinson, is engaging for youngsters.Privacy is absoluteThe first to sign up was private girls’ school St Mary’s in Waverley, followed by St Benedict’s Preparatory, Crawford College in Lonehill and Auckland Park Preparatory – all in the Johannesburg region.Although Mallinson initially targeted private schools because of their 98% internet penetration, this is just the start and schools of all statuses are welcome to join.Obami cannot be used by just anyone. Before pupils can start making use of its instant messaging, blogging, diary and budget-planning facilities, the school itself must first register – in other words pupils can’t sign up as individuals, they must attend an Obami-registered school.The newly registered school’s Obami administrator will then send pupils an authorisation code and invitation to join the network.Obami, a registered member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa, is free to both schools and pupils, except for SMS bundles, for which schools have to pay. However, this is an optional feature.Privacy from external sources is absolute, which is reassuring for parents. Even within Obami pupils are able to send private messages to each other – but when they receive a friend request an alert is instantly sent to the parent.“This allows parents to always be aware of who their child is befriending,” said Mallinson. “It also puts the final accountability in the hands of parents and gets them more involved in their children’s school lives.”Teachers are able to liaise more closely with parents and distribute school notices, as well as consult with colleagues from other schools. Sharing of study notes or photos from, say, the matric dance or athletics meeting is also possible.“The beauty of Obami is that it connects with kids on a level they can identify with,” said Mallinson. “When I go around promoting Obami at schools, I invariably find that the teachers are the ones who need educating, while the children grasp the concept immediately.”At the moment marketing the site is difficult, as it ideally needs a dedicated team, not just the one person who has done all the hard work to date.The support of IS Labs, the development arm of well-established internet service provider Internet Solutions, will help to spread the word, said Mallinson, and a few promising upcoming partnerships will enable her to appoint regional representatives.At present Obami is entirely desktop-based, but a mobile component is in development and will be rolled out soon, she said. IS Labs hosts Obami for free.Great new serviceIS Labs, an internet incubator scheme, was launched towards the end of 2009 and aims to help technology entrepreneurs with funding and mentoring, as well as provide access to its engineers, business connections and other experts.The company chose Obami out of hundreds of submissions from new internet businesses and applications.“Obami had the best mix of a great idea and a good team that’s committed to seeing it through,” said Jeff Fletcher of IS Labs. “It’s a really great new service that will help reduce the country’s reliance on expensive international bandwidth.”
Five police personnel, including two women constables, were injured in Meerut when they were attacked by family members of a cattle trader, Akram, against whom complaints of stealing two buffaloes were lodged. In the melee that ensued, Akram escaped.On Wednesday night, the police from Incholi police station went to Lavad town in Meerut to arrest the cattle trader. According to local sources, the police party in plain clothes did not know there was a wedding in the family and a large number of relatives had assembled in the house. The police were in for a shock as, when they tried to take Akram for questioning, they faced stiff resistance from the family. Stones were pelted at the police and women tore off policemen’s clothes, forcing them to leave the spot. “Akram and his father Aslam used women as shield and they managed to get Akram freed from police custody. We had to rush in more force from other police stations to control the situation,” said SP (Rural) Avinash Pandey who rushed to the spot with SP (City) Akhilesh N. Singh.Mr. Pandey said Akram, who has several complaints of not returning the borrowed money against him, managed to escape but the police have arrested Aslam and 10 other members of the family under IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder), Section 147 (rioting), Section 504 (intent to breach peace) and Section 341 (wrongful restraint), among others. Sections 3 and 7 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984 have also been invoked. “The police personnel who got hurt are out of danger but some of them have received head injuries as they were attacked with sticks,” he said. Mr. Pandey added the case did not have any communal dimension as most of the complainants against Akram were Muslims.
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) who loses control of the ball while shooting for two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. The Suns defeated the Nets 122-114. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.This time, the Suns remained steady.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls,as Brooklyn’s defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.“We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,” Triano said. “When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.”The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who’ve lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES The Nets added another spurt to lead in the fourth quarter, but behind 32 points from Booker and a stellar final period by T.J. Warren, the Suns rallied to beat Brooklyn 122-114 on Tuesday night.“We called a timeout and we came together,” Booker said. “Our problem last year, when teams used to go on a run, it used to be a domino effect. We used to get down on each other, start arguing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson’s basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth. MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “We could do a better job,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “I feel like we should definitely make better decisions. At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.”Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.“I thought Warren really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn’t keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.”After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker’s failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender’s 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.MEMORIAL MOMENTA moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickuptruck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.LATE ARRIVALThe Suns’ bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. … Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. … Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. … Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip. 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Strictest action should be taken against all those people against whom there’re sufficient evidences of breaching the “principles of sanctity of ethical values” and the trust of cricket followers, senior cricket administrator Jyotiraditya Scindia has demanded.Scindia, who chairs the finance committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was reacting to a spate of instances of alleged spot fixing by players and umpires, in India and abroad, that have come to light in the last five months.”It is a grave concern for me as a cricket-loving individual. And I think apart from administrators at the international, national, state, or district levels, every individual who is a fan of this wonderful sport, will be concerned,” Scindia told Mail Today in an exclusive interview here on Thursday.”At the end of the day, it is the sporting environment that holds the highest levels of ethics and morality for people in several walks of life. The spirit of sportsmanship that you learn on the field is something that you carry over to the many aspects of your life,” he emphasised. “And, therefore, it is a grave concern, and strictest action should be taken against people who are found violating principles of sanctity of ethical values.”Many people feel that unimaginably large sums of money on offer in cricket, particularly in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2008, has hit the game like never before. But Scindia, also president of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, says that excess money should not be cited as a reason to take undue advantage to defame the game. He said that the BCCI has been prompt in taking action against anyone who transgressed the line.”We found certain instances in the IPL , where we took very, very strict action. And the minute you take action, the people will think 10 times before doing it again. Or those who will dare to do it will know what the repercussions they would face,” he stressed. Scindia, 41, was referring to the five first-class players banned for various periods by the BCCI in June for their alleged role in spot fixing or “loose talk”, thus bringing the game into disrepute.These players were banned on the basis of a sting operation by a television channel and then an inquiry by the BCCI. However, to be fair to everyone – and like it happened in the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal in 2000 – the BCCI didn’t get any irrefutable or hard evidence; only conversations between people and, in some cases, the video footage.Many experts feel that generally sting operations are dubious and only selected footage is shown. A member of Lok Sabha from Guna, Scindia is sure that the BCCI is doing enough to tackle the menace of spot fixing and other undesirable happenings, on and off the field. “I think we are doing quite a lot. And we are doing rather swiftly as well. We saw the example in the IPL,” he said, referring to the banning of five players.One of the five players, Shalabh Srivastava, the Uttar Pradesh pacer who had been banned for five years, has moved the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court to have his ban overturned. Sources say he feels he has a strong case against the BCCI as well as the sting operation.Scindia declined to comment on Srivastava’s case. As head of the finance committee, Scindia, the son of late BCCI president Madhavrao Scindia, was happy that the BCCI exceeded its own expectations and made a surplus of Rs 382.36 crore in 2011-12.”Our bottom line has grown by about 85 per cent, based on our projections, and we hope to continue that trend going forward. At the same time, with regard to our processes we try to be as transparent and accountable as possible,” he says. “We hope to continue that track record.”Scindia termed as “a good thing” a change in the BCCI constitution, enabling administrators of any zone to contest presidential election from 2014. “In democracy everyone should be allowed… I don’t see anything wrong with it.”Does he has a desire to head the BCCI some day? “I believe in service. In any walk of life – political, or sporting field, or otherwise – I believe in the process and the path to service. This is something my father instilled in me: that you must work hard, you must work diligently with clean and clear conscience, and leave the rest to God. And that’s what I believe in.”advertisement