Driver caught speeding and on cannabis

first_imgA driver traveling over the sped limit and also on cannabis was caught in Buncrana yesterday.The Buncrana Road Policing Unit detected the driver travelling at 121kph in Burt yesterday afternoon in a 100kph zone.The driver was also tested and proved to be positive for cannabis. A Garda spokesman said “Speed can and does kill. Driving under the influence can and does kill.“One poor decision made when getting/whilst behind the wheel of a car could be the death of you or someone else.”Driver caught speeding and on cannabis was last modified: November 21st, 2019 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:buncranacannabisGardaispeedinglast_img read more

QPR chasing first home win since opening day as Reading visit

first_imgReading won 3-1 at Loftus Road in February 2014QPR’s win at Fulham before the international break ended a run of five league games with a victory, but they haven’t won at home since the opening weekend. On Saturday they host Reading, who were beaten 4-1 at Brentford last month.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 15 October 2016Referee: Steve Martin (Staffordshire)Vital statistic: There has not been a home win in this fixture in the last eight meetings, since QPR beat Reading 3-1 in November 2010. Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jake Bidwell (shoulder), Jamie Mackie (ankle), Jack Robinson (knee).Fitness test: Sandro (match fitness).READINGRuled out: Jake Cooper (match fitness), Yakou Meite (ankle ligaments), Deniss Rakels (broken ankle). Possible starting line-upsQPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Perch; Borysiuk, Luongo; Wszolek, Chery, Washington; Polter.Reading: Al-Habsi; Gunter, Moore, McShane, Obita; Evans, Williams; McCleary, Swift, Beerens; Kermorgant. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)QPR: W D D L L (5 points) • Home: D L D L W (5 points)Reading: D L W W D (8 points) • Away: L W W L L (6 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)QPR – 4: Chery; 3: Polter; 2: Caulker, Onuoha, Sylla; 1: Washington.Reading – 3: McCleary, Swift; 2: Kermorgant; 1: Beerens, Evans, McShane, Williams.LAST FIVE MEETINGS23 Apr 2016: QPR 1 Reading 13 Dec 2015: Reading 0 QPR 116 Feb 2014: QPR 1 Reading 39 Nov 2013: Reading 1 QPR 128 Apr 2013: Reading 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Reading 1 win, 3 draws See also:QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphereFive things that might improve the atmosphere at QPRPerch passed fit to return for QPRHasselbaink in the clear after QPR back managerForever R’s: Eleven men who sum up the spirit of QPR Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x See also:QPR launch campaign to improve atmosphereFive things that might improve the atmosphere at QPRPerch passed fit to return for QPRHasselbaink in the clear after QPR back managerForever R’s: Eleven men who sum up the spirit of QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Lightning kills two inmates in Ludhiana jail

first_imgTwo inmates were killed on Thursday after lightning struck them in Borstal Jail in Ludhiana, the police said.“The incident occurred when four inmates were praying at a temple situated inside the jail premises. Lightning struck, leaving two of them dead and the other two injured,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (East) Devinder Chaudhary told reporters.Mr. Chaudhary said the deceased have been identified as Lakhvir Singh (18) and Rishav Kumar (19), both from Ludhiana. The injured inmates — Rajwinder Singh of Sidhwan Bet and Gurdeep Singh of Jagraon — were admitted at the civil hospital with serious burn injuries.last_img

a month ago​Nuno insists Wolves focused on Braga

first_img​Nuno insists Wolves focused on Bragaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno Espirito Santo insists that everyone at the club is focused on their next game – a Europa League tie against Braga.Wolves are suffering a dip in form, after suffering two successive defeats against Everton and Chelsea.They are in the bottom three in the Premier League, which is an unusual position considering their form last season.But Nuno thinks they must take things one game at a time in order to find their groove.”It’s the third season for us. We started in the Championship, Thursday we play Europa League, we are the same,” said Nuno to reporters.”We have to work hard, but we don’t stay too much time in the past, we just look at Thursday.”This is my job. It’s not when we win everything is OK, when we lose everything is bad.”That’s why I say we have to realise what happened.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Entries Invited for Poet Laureate of Jamaica/Helen Zell Young Writer’s Prize

first_img The country’s young poets are being invited to submit entries for the newly established Poet Laureate of Jamaica and Helen Zell Young Writer’s Prize for Poetry.The programme, which is a collaborative initiative of the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) through the office of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica and the United States- based University ofMichigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, seeks to recognise talented young Jamaicans with an interest in pursuing a career in poetry.The winner will receive a cash prize of US$1,000 as well as the opportunity to participate in the award ceremony to be held in Kingston on World Poetry Day on March 21, 2018.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, who officially opened the programme during the launch of Legal Deposit Month on October 11 at the National Library of Jamaica, downtown Kingston, endorsed the initiative, which she said, will assist in preserving Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage.Listing several award-winning Jamaican authors and poets, among them Poets Laureate Professor Mervyn Morris and Lorna Goodison, Ms. Grange encouraged the younger generation of cultural artisans to participate in the competition as a first step in making their mark in the annals of Jamaica’s cultural heritage.“It is our hope that through this platform, a new generation of Jamaican poets will rise up to pen their own contributions to our sterling literary heritage. Indeed, you should have no shortage of inspiration. Now is your time to make your mark,” she said.Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017. The winner will be announced in February 2018.Lorna Goodison, who is Poet Laureate of Jamaica for the period 2017 to 2020 will be visiting several secondary and tertiary institutions across the island to promote the programme.Judging and selection of original works will be conducted in two rounds, with the first round being carried out by a panel of judges at the NLJ.Shortlisted submissions will be sent to the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan for the final round of judging. The programme is providing funding for the cash prize.For further information on entry requirements and application forms, contact the National Library of Jamaica at: poetlaureate@nlj.gov.jm or visit www.nlj.gov.jm. The country’s young poets are being invited to submit entries for the newly established Poet Laureate of Jamaica and Helen Zell Young Writer’s Prize for Poetry. The winner will receive a cash prize of US$1,000 as well as the opportunity to participate in the award ceremony to be held in Kingston on World Poetry Day on March 21, 2018. The programme, which is a collaborative initiative of the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) through the office of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica and the United States- based University of Story Highlightslast_img read more

George Clooney And Don Cheadle Help Release Groundbreaking Report On War Profiteering

first_imgToday, The Sentry, an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, presented a new, groundbreaking report War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan.”Clooney and Prendergast joined Don Cheadle and lead investigators at the National Press Club in Washington DC to present findings of a two-year investigation into South Sudan’s shadowy war economy and its links to a network of international facilitators, including bankers, arms dealers, and multinational oil and mining companies. The report implicates South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar, who as rival leaders have been responsible for a civil war that has wreaked havoc on their nation.This marked the first public presentation of The Sentry’s multi-country investigations into the links between massive corruption, war profiteering, and armed conflict. The Sentry is a collaboration between The ENOUGH Project and Not On Our Watch, with their implementing partner the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. The Sentry also focuses on Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.The report exposes top officials who have managed to accumulate fortunes profiting from massive corruption, fueling and exploiting a brutal civil war while their nation suffers famine-like conditions and the horrors of armed conflict, including mass rape, the burning of villages, and the use of child soldiers.The Sentry’s work unveils a new and innovative approach to countering mass atrocities and to promote peace in some of the world’s deadliest conflict zones, utilizing the tools of financial pressure normally reserved for countering terrorism, organized crime, and nuclear proliferation.Report highlights: • South Sudan’s president and the former vice president, their families and inner circles have stashed fortunes that include overseas mansions, luxury cars, and stakes in an array of businesses – major multinational oil and mining companies, banks, casinos, and an airline — and have left a trail of murky transactions, insider deals, and outright fraud.
 • The report details international complicity at every turn — bankers, businessmen, arms dealers, real estate agents, and lawyers who facilitate their heist. 
 • The Sentry found evidence of complicity in the looting and destruction of South Sudan on five different continents: Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, and North America. 
 • The Sentry has collected images of family members of these top officials jet-setting and partying in 5-star hotels, and documentation of their offshore mansions and properties.
 • Researchers pored through thousands of pages of legal records, corporate filings, financial statements, transaction and shipping documents, and other official correspondence; tracked suspects’ online social media footprints; and utilized satellite imagery to gather and analyze data about their assets and movements. Investigators traveled to multiple locations including Melbourne, Adelaide, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Juba, Cairo and Nairobi, to gather evidence and interview hundreds of experts and eyewitnesses, many of whom spoke under the condition of anonymity.
 • Dossiers are already being turned over to US and international governments and agencies for enforcement action.
 • The report offers recommendations for an innovative new policy approach for preventing atrocities and promoting peace: combining anti-money laundering measures with targeted sanctions focused on the top leaders, accompanied by robust enforcement.Report excerpts: • A VIOLENT CONTEST OVER SPOILS OF POWER: “The key catalyst of South Sudan’s civil war has been competition for the grand prize — control over state assets and the country’s abundant natural resources — between rival kleptocratic networks led by President Kiir and Vice President Machar. The leaders of South Sudan’s warring parties manipulate and exploit ethnic divisions in order to drum up support for a conflict that serves the interests only of the top leaders of these two kleptocratic networks and, ultimately, the international facilitators whose services the networks utilize and on which they rely.”
 • HUMAN SUFFERING: “South Sudan, the world’s newest state, continues to be embroiled in a horrific civil war. Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives, many of them civilians. Mass rape has been used as a weapon of war. Children are routinely recruited as soldiers and sent as cannon fodder into combat. As of July 2016, some 2.3 million people have been displaced by the conflict. A staggering 5.1 million people —almost half the country’s population— require food assistance. Entire towns have been destroyed. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called South Sudan “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world.”Report recommendations:This report proposes a new strategy to counter atrocities that will use the tools of financial pressure normally reserved for countering terrorism, organized crime, and nuclear proliferation for two purposes: first, to bring to account those government actors in South Sudan who until now have been able to operate with near impunity because the world imposes no consequences for their behavior; and second, to create significant and until now missing international leverage by altering the cost-benefit analysis of those leaders and shifting their incentives away from violence, atrocities, and corruption and toward peace, human rights, and transparency. The international community should take the following steps to create that accountability and leverage: 1. Take proactive steps to curb the laundering of the proceeds of corruption in South Sudan —and crack down on any banks that fail to stop such transactions. 2. Impose smarter sanctions on a wide array of high-impact targets and ensure these sanctions are robustly enforced. 3. Encourage and support South Sudan’s neighbors to lead in combating the laundering of assets looted from South Sudan and imposing asset freezes on those most responsible for human rights violations and financial misconduct. 4. Take proactive attempts to prevent de-risking. Directing anti-money laundering pressures against politically exposed persons in South Sudan could cause banks to determine that the risk of doing business with South Sudanese account holders is simply too high when compared with the incentives for maintaining business in the country. The Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) should issue guidance to the banking community stressing that not every South Sudanese client is high-risk. 5. Introduce a financial management system that prevents violent kleptocrats from capturing state institutions to facilitate the looting of public resources.The Sentry brings together an experienced team of investigators, including former employees of the FBI, Treasury Department, other government agencies, intelligence communities, and Congress, as well as contributions from field researchers, country experts, academia and press.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball ends 4game losing streak with 8962 win over

OSU freshman guard Austin Grandstaff (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Virginia on Dec. 1 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 64-58.Credit: Bree Williams | Lantern PhotographerIt might have come against a Virginia Military Institute team picked to finish last in the Southern Conference in the conference’s preseason coaches poll, but the Ohio State men’s basketball team will surely take its 89-62 win on Saturday any way it can get it to snap its four-game losing streak.“I feel like it’s definitely a sense of relief,” redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson said. “We’re a young team, but we’re still hungry, and I feel like in this game we grew a lot.”Facing a team that contains no players taller than 6-foot-6, the Buckeyes used their height to great advantage to control the paint on both ends of the floor and open up the outside game on offense.OSU (3-4) held a commanding 40-14 lead in points in the paint, while scoring 29 second-chance points and outrebounding the Keydets (3-4) by a margin of 48-27.Four Buckeyes finished with double-digit points, led by 19 from sophomore guard Jae’Sean Tate and 17 from junior forward Marc Loving.“It’s definitely a different feeling, a different atmosphere in the locker room,” Loving said about getting back on the winning side. “It feels good to get a win under our belt, but we still have a lot to work on to keep the one-game winning streak alive.”The Buckeyes came out of the gates firing, looking to put a kibosh to their losing streak. The home team jumped out to a 19-9 lead in the first six and a half minutes of the game, and put themselves in position to run away with the game.Some turnovers and missed looks fueled a very quick Keydet run, though, which saw them take a 23-22 lead midway through the first half. The deficit snapped OSU back to attention, as it went on a 17-3 run from that point en route to taking a 42-31 lead into the intermission.Loving said when VMI mounted its brief comeback, the team didn’t panic or press it too much.“I feel like we’re a very confident basketball team,” he said. “When moments happen like that, we just try to come together as much as possible, because if we don’t we will end up losing the game.”The Buckeyes shot just 4-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc in the first half, but made up for it by shooting 12-of-20 inside of it. As a whole, OSU shot 47 percent from the field in the first half, while holding the visitors to 33 percent. Sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop led the charge in the opening 20 minutes, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting with two blocked shots.OSU coach Thad Matta said he was happy with the looks that opened up on the perimeter despite the shots not always falling.“I thought that even though we didn’t shoot that high of a percentage, I thought our execution was a little better,” he said.The Scarlet and Gray continued the strategy of utilizing the team’s size to open up opportunities in the second half.OSU bumped its lead up to 18 points midway through the half, with much of the attack centering around the big, physical nature of Thompson, who scored six points in the second half to finish with 13. “He’s shown us, just in terms of his skill around the basket, I think he’s got a pretty good feel when he catches the ball, just in terms of what needs to be done, what he needs to do with it,” Matta said.Loving also played a big role on offense in the second half, with 11 points in the final 20 minutes. Another extended run later in the half, this one of the 11-0 variety, put the contest out of reach and put the nail in the coffin of OSU’s losing streak.VMI junior guard QJ Peterson, who came in averaging 20.2 points per game, was the leading scorer for the Keydets with 23 points, but was only able to shoot at a 6-of-16 clip as he was guarded tightly throughout by Bates-Diop.Two areas of major concern throughout the season for OSU saw improvements for Matta’s squad on Saturday: free-throw shooting and turnovers.The Buckeyes came into the game with the 11th worst free-throw percentage at 59.4 percent and averaging 15.7 turnovers per game, the 32nd worst mark in the nation.On Saturday, however, OSU shot an efficient 15-of-19 at the line (78.9 percent) and only coughed the ball up a season-low nine times.“We cut our turnovers down. We had single-digit turnovers for the whole game,” Loving said. “I feel like we have to carry that out throughout the rest of the season.”Freshman center Daniel Giddens, who leads the Big Ten with 3.3 blocks per game, was unable to play on Saturday as he dealt with an illness, but that didn’t stop OSU from altering five shots. Matta said after the game that he expects Giddens to return on Tuesday.That game on Tuesday is set to come against Air Force. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Sergio Aguero signs a new oneyear deal at Man City

first_imgManchester City have announced that Sergio Aguero has a signed one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2021The Argentine striker became City’s all-time record goalscorer last season and moved past the 200-goal mark in last month’s Community Shield win against Chelsea.Aguero had previously stated that he wishes to return to boyhood club Independiente once his original deal expired in 2020.But the prospect of reaching a decade with City ultimately proved too good to turn down.“I am happy for this additional year,” Aguero told CityTV.“My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.”Director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We are delighted that Sergio is extending his stay at Manchester City,”“He has been so important to this Club since his arrival in 2011 and he remains at the forefront of what we are want to achieve in the coming years.“We are fortunate to have had one of the best strikers in the world at our club for so many years and I’m sure our supporters will be thrilled with this news.”Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi and Gabriel Jesus have all signed contract extensions at the Etihad Stadium over the past year.Aguero has managed 204 goals and 60 assists in 299 games across all competitions for City since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011.last_img read more

Bernardo Silva kept quiet to which Manchester club he was signing

first_imgThe Portuguese midfielder was heavily linked to Manchester United in May 2017, and on the plane to the English city he didn’t say who he was signing forIn May 2017 Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva left French Ligue 1 side Monaco in order to play in the English Premier League.He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with many people saying he will understand fellow countrymen manager Jose Mourinho without a problem.But Silva kept quiet because only he knew he was going to join the Red Devils rivals Manchester City.“There was a guy on the plane who thought I was going to Man United. He was a United fan. I didn’t tell him he was wrong,” he told The Sun.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“But, yeah, a lot of people didn’t know where I was going.”“I heard about the interest and I’ve friends at United. One of the physios there was with me at Monaco,” he added.“The manager, of course, is Portuguese and I’ve met him around.”“Victor Lindelof — we were in the same year in Benfica. Nemanja Matic, I trained with him in Benfica, so I know a few players,” he said.“But if I have to be precise, the only official offer my agent got was the one from City.”last_img read more

175 Per Cent Drop In Energy Costs At JIS

first_img Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Related Items:Donna-Marie Rowe, energy drop, Errol Gardner, jamaica information service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Oct. 22 (JIS): Three years after the implementation of energy efficient solutions at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the agency is reporting savings of 17.5 per cent per annum on its energy bill.The solutions, which include solar control film on windows, cool roof solutions, and overhaul of the air conditioning (a/c) system, were provided under the Energy Efficiency Conservation Programme (EECP), aimed at reducing energy costs across the public sector. Public sector entities are responsible for almost 12 per cent of the country’s overall energy consumption and the Government spends some $14 billion annually to pay for electricity.JIS was among the first entities to benefit from the EECP, implemented in 2011, through funding by the Government in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Technical Officer for the EECP in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Lincoln Dean, said the figures indicate a steady decline in energy consumption at JIS, which translates to an increase in cost savings for the agency.Mr. Dean, who was speaking in an interview with JIS News, informed that in year one of the project, the agency saw reduction in consumption of just over three per cent from the application of the solar film (tint) energy conservation technique on windows to reduce light and heat.In year two, the cool roofing coat was added, also to cut down on the heat, and this, along with the tinting of windows, resulted in a nine per cent reduction in energy consumption.With replacement of the old a/c unit with a more energy-efficient model in year three, consumption dropped by 17.5 per cent.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JIS, Donna-Marie Rowe, said cost containment continues to be a key objective of the JIS and the EECP has contributed significantly in reducing the agency’s energy bill, especially with the installation of the new air conditioning unit.The CEO, in applauding the energy efficiency and conservation initiative, said the Ministry worked well with the agency to execute the various elements of the project with minimal disruption to operations.Director of Corporate Services at the JIS, Errol Gardner, said that in addition to the energy savings, the EECP’s intervention has created an atmosphere that is more conducive for work.He noted that productivity has improved as staff are more comfortable and are working longer hours.Overall, the Government has realised savings of approximately $80 million to date under the EECP, which has been implemented in 40 public sector agencies. Entities such as the Office of the Prime Minister, the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals, Montego Bay Revenue Service Centre, and the Ministry of Finance and Planning are also benefitting from the retrofitting of their buildings. “Those institutions are also showing at least two to 17 per cent savings,” Mr. Dean informed.The EECP was scheduled to end this year but it is being extended for two more years, which will enable other entities to benefit.Mr. Dean said the objective of the Government is to retrofit the entire public sector with energy savings systems, so that the Government will serve as a model for energy efficiency and conservation in Jamaica.last_img read more