Police records increase in rape, robbery cases

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) has recorded an increase in the number of rape and robberies cases thus far this year when compared to the corresponding period last year.During his first press conference since assuming office back in August, Police Commissioner Leslie James on Thursday provided an update on statistics so far in 2018, ending October 22, 2018, in comparison to the same period in 2017.The Top Cop noted that while the GPF recorded a declining trend in most categories of serious crimes during this time, there were a few which increased.This included robberies which saw an increase of eight per cent with 40 cases reported this year, compared to 37 during the corresponding period in 2017. There was also a growth in robberies with violence, which saw 122 cases during this period compared to 120 last year – reflecting a two per cent increase.Additionally, the number of rape cases also increased by seven per cent with 202 cases reported this year compared to 189 cases last year.Meanwhile, the other categories of serious crimes that recorded reductions were murder, which went down by 17 per cent, with 80 cases this year compared to 96 last year; gun robberies reduced by seven per cent, with 486 cases against 525; armed robberies using other instruments reduced by 24 per cent with 185 cases against 243; robbery with aggravation went down by 36 per cent with 42 cases against 66; larceny from the person reduced by 12 per cent with 97 cases against 110; burglary reduced by nine per cent with 156 cases against 172; and break and enter and larceny went down by 12 per cent with 756 cases last year against 859 reported last year.Commissioner James made it a point to emphasise the statistics are reflective of only cases that were reported to the Police Force.With regards to the seizure of firearms, it was revealed that a total of 112 illegal weapons were taken off the streets as of October 22, 2018. These weapons included pistols, revolvers, shotguns and sub-machine guns. The highest number of gun finds was in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).Crime Chief Lyndon Alves told reporters at Thursday’s press conference that they were unavailable to trace any of these illegal weapons to crime previously committed.Furthermore, in efforts to combat narcotics trafficking, the Guyana Police Force has seized a total of 395,617.32 kilograms of cannabis and 2318 kilograms of cocaine.According to the Top Cop, a total of 291 persons have been charged with some 247 cases filed for narcotics related offences, while another 40 charged and 39 cases filed for cocaine related cases.Traffic statisticsMeanwhile, as it relates to the traffic statistics during this period, there was a 3.9 per cent increase in fatal accidents with 79 cases so far, resulting in a total of 92 deaths, which also went up by 3.3 per cent. This is compared to 76 fatal accidents resulting in 89 deaths recorded during the corresponding period in 2017.Additionally, the number of children killed on the roadways doubled to four so far. Nevertheless, the Top Cop also reported decreases in serious, minor and damage accidents, with 29 per cent (200 cases against 282 last year), 46.5 per cent (223 against 417 cases) and 28.1 per cent (530 cases against 738) respectively.These figures amounted to a total of 1032 accidents were recorded on the country’s roadways so far this year, compared to 1513 in the corresponding period in 2017 – reflecting a 31.7 per cent decrease in accidents.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – McClaren’s first job at Newcastle is to land QPR’s Austin

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesperson told Alan Brazil and Brian Moore why Steve McClaren’s first job at Newcastle should be to secure the signing of QPR’s Charlie Austin.The former Derby manager has been handed the reins at St James’ Park, following John Carver’s departure.There’s also the latest on Royal Ascot and the Euro 2016 qualifier between Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Six things you need to know about Tottenham’s transfer target

first_img 6 5. When at Standard Liege, he received an eight-match ban, reduced from 10, for a horror challenge that broke the leg of Anderlecht’s Marcin Wasilewski 6 6 4. The season after his competitive debut at the age of 17 for Standard Liege in September 2006, he established himself as key player alongside Marouane Fellaini and Steven Defour in midfield, and went on to lift the Belgian league title Tottenham Hotspur are flying in the Premier League, having lost only one game since the start of the season, and a major signing in the winter window could signal an intimidating title intent to their domestic rivals.Reports have been circulating over the past few days that Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witself is at the top of their transfer wish list, and Maurcio Pochettino is prepared to go head-to-head with AC Milan to seal his signature.This isn’t the first time that Witsel has been linked with a move to England’s top flight – Chelsea and Manchester United were among the clubs said to be interested in the summer – but there may still be some wanting to know a little more about the popular 26-year-old.So, talkSPORT have collected six interesting things you might not know about the Belgium international… 6 6 2. He won Belgian Young Fooballer of the Year for the 2007-08 season 6 6. He is the second most capped player in the current Belgium squad with 63, 11 behind Jan Vertonghen’s 74 1. He moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg at the same time as Brazil striker Hulk, in September 2012, with the pair costing the Russian side a combined £64million – to find out five more Witsel facts, just click the arrow above 3. He also won the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2008, an award given to the best footballer of the Belgian First Division that calendar year (not season), voted for by a selection of names from the country’s media and pundits last_img read more

FROM RUSSIA TO DONEGAL WITH LOVE: NEW TG4 SERIES HAS HEARTWARMING TRUE STORY BEHIND IT

first_imgMarina and Colm now live in Co GalwayA NEW TG4 series on Russia and their views of Irish culture has its roots in its own love story – between a Russian TV producer and her Donegal partner.Russian Marina Levitina is the producer of Radharc na Rúise / A View of Russia, a new four-part documentary series which will be broadcast on TG4 starting Thursday, February 28th at 9.30pm, and continuing for four Thursdays (with repeats on Fridays at 11.30pm).The series focuses on the ordinary Russian people, their lives after the transition from communism to capitalism, and the surprising similarities they have with the Irish. One of the Russian characters is a Moscow school principal who loves Tory Island; he has met the King of Tory and has a photograph of himself with the king on his desk… He said that it was amazing for him to meet a leader who is so close to his people.Another character has founded an Irish Republican themed bar and changed his Russian name to “Sean O’Brien” to reflect his love for Ireland, even though he has never been here… A young Russian woman, who also has never been to Ireland, has photographs of Padraig Pearse and Michael Collins on her bedroom wall and holds them among her personal heroes.“I am Russian myself, and have lived in Galway for the past eight years, having married an Irishman. My husband is a Donegal man Colm Hogan, and we have produced the series together,” said Marina who lectures at Trinity and NUIG.In this series Irish presenter Feargus Denman, who has lived in Russia in the past and is a fluent Russian as well as a native Irish speaker, meets ordinary Russians in their apartments and dachas, and gives us an intimate insight into their lives, while exploring what we have in common. Said Marina: “Such an insight has been previously unavailable to the Irish audience. Each of the four episodes is a window for the Irish audience into the life of several engaging Russian characters, including a single mother of two twin girls living on the 22nd floor of a Moscow hi-rise; a successful Russian businessman who has become disillusioned with Russia’s newly found wealth, abandoned his career and started a rock band to express his views; a contemporary painter who stood up to a Soviet leader; a bright young woman educator deeply passionate about Ireland and its future; and a school principal who believes in the importance of cultural exchange for the new generation.“Many of these people have never been to Ireland, they have discovered Irish culture within Russia.”Fergus DenmanRussia’s quick transition from the communal values of the Soviet times to capitalism and affluence, as well as the Russians’ love for music and literature and their keen sense of humour are among the themes and mutual Irish-Russian affinities dealt with in the series.Through immediate and entertaining cultural dialogue, the series provides a fresh look at Ireland through Russian eyes, and a thought-provoking look into the Russian people’s lives, under the backdrop of stunning scenery of Moscow, St Petersburg, and the Russian countryside.“We learn about Russia, but we also learn about ourselves,” added Marina. FROM RUSSIA TO DONEGAL WITH LOVE: NEW TG4 SERIES HAS HEARTWARMING TRUE STORY BEHIND IT was last modified: February 24th, 2013 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:FROM RUSSIA TO DONEGAL WITH LOVE: NEW TG4 SERIES HAS HEARTWARMING TRUE STORY BEHIND ITlast_img read more

MOUNTCHARLES MEN RISE TO ATLANTIC ROWING CHALLENGE

first_imgTwo Mountcharles men are looking for Donegal people to ‘row’ in behind them.Martin O’Boyle and Michael McGroarty have set their sights on a unique rowing challenge from Arranmore Island to Mountcharles Pier to raise much needed development funds for St. Peters N.S., the school they once attended. Beginning on Friday the 7th of June the brave duo will take to the waters of North Donegal, embracing the Atlantic ocean and it’s elements for 48 hours, in hope of reaching Mountcharles Pier on Sunday the 9th of June.Like all challenges, Martin and Michael have a goal and hope to raise much needed funds required to finance the school’s new general purpose room.Enthusiastic rowers since their childhood years, the idea to tackle the 112km challenge came to them in light of the 112km distance that many pupils currently travel every day to attend St. Peters N.S.Speaking this week, Michael says, “the training is intense to prepare for this extreme 48 hour challenge, one in which will be both mentally and physically demanding, but a challenge we are very excited by. We are heartened by the great show of support so far and ask you to continue to support us as our journey draws closer.” “The sport of rowing itself has a strong emphasis upon teamwork and community-building and we are delighted to team up and take on this challenge to aid St. Peters N.S., a focal part of our community here in Mountcharles and indeed, as past pupils, an important part of our lives” says Martin.All donations will be greatly appreciated and can be made to any member of the St. Peters N.S. Parents Association or to the Mountcharles Rowing Club. Alternatively you can donate directly to the AIB Fundraising Account: Sort Code – 937304 | Account Number: 17482346. MOUNTCHARLES MEN RISE TO ATLANTIC ROWING CHALLENGE was last modified: May 17th, 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:MOUNTCHARLESrowing challengelast_img read more

DONEGAL’S WILLIE McLAUGHLIN THROUGH TO NATIONAL FINAL AFTER BEATING BEIJING HERO

first_imgWillie is declared winner and is through to the finalDonegal’s Willie McLaughlin has followed the success of fellow county man Jason Quigly by boxing his way to the final of the national championships.Illies boxer Willie will face defending men’s welterweight champion Adam Nolan next following his narrow win over Beijing 2008 John Joe Joyce.He beat Joyce, from St Malachy’s Athy, by 16-14 in the bout of the night in Dublin “Fair dues to Johnny it was a helluva fight,” said Willie afterwards.“I knew I was up against it, Johnny knew he was up against it.“It was a 50-50 fight and all credit to Johnny, he gave as good as he got. It’s a pity it wasn’t the final,” said McLaughlin.Tickets are now on sale for the Irish Daily Star sponsored Elite 2013 National Championships finals. The finals will take place at Dublin’s National Stadium on Friday, February 22nd.Tickets are available from the National Stadium. Phone (01) 454 3525 or (01) 453 3371Finals tickets can also be purchased at the Elite Championships semi-finals at the National Stadium this Friday and Saturday. DONEGAL’S WILLIE McLAUGHLIN THROUGH TO NATIONAL FINAL AFTER BEATING BEIJING HERO was last modified: February 17th, 2013 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:DONEGAL’S WILLIE McLAUGHLIN THROUGH TO NATIONAL FINAL AFTER BEATING BEIJING HEROlast_img read more

INISHOWEN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR

first_imgInishowen Live, the online community radio station for Inishowen, celebrates its first year on air at the end of this month after bieng first broadcast on March 29th, 2013.The online station was born after the closure of the old ICR FM left Inishowen without its dedicated radio station.A group of enthusiastic individuals, some of whom had been employees or volunteers at the old station, put their heads together to see what could be done about the situation and Inishowen Live was born. The group are all volunteers and range from transition year students to retired businessmen all with one thing in common – a passion for local radio.During its first year Inishowen Live has broadcast a lively daily schedule which includes a range of local news and interviews, current affairs and music to suit all tastes from its Carndonagh-based studio.A very successful “Official Launch” was held in Simpsons in Carndonagh which showcased a feast of local music talent.It has also been lucky enough to host some celebrities and scored a few “firsts” – being the first radio station in the world to broadcast tracks from the latest Horslips CD release “Biography” which was released to coincide with the launch of the official Horslips biography released in October – and after that, the book’s author Mark Cunningham came on board as a presenter! Barry Devlin of Horslips was a guest presenter in the studio in July and was live on Inishowen Live on New Year’s Eve – the only radio station in Ireland to have that honour!2013 Voice of Ireland finalist Shane McLaughlin has also been a studio guest, as well as local stars such as Kate O’Callaghan, Matt Whoriskey and Winter Mountain.The team have covered local news stories and welcomed many local guests to the studio; “Sound of Inishowen” and “Planet Inishowen” cover local and global affairs and “The Movie Zone” looks at the movie scene.As an online station, Inishowen Live reaches out to the Inishowen and Donegal diaspora around the world and “Inishowen Calling” connects Inishowen people from places as far away as Los Angeles and the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, live on air via skype with the folks back home as well as talking to individuals in a variety of locations from Stornoway to Texas!Now the group is turning its attention towards expanding on to the FMairwaves as a natural next step, and a fundraising campaign has been launched to put in place the necessary equipment. The station is holding an Anniversary Bash + Fundraiser at Mary Deeney’s in Muff on Friday 21st March to which all are welcome. Music will be by Stringfellas and guests.You can hear Inishowen Live by connecting to the website at www.inishowenlive.com or using the TuneIn app on your tablet or smart phone. They are also active on Facebook and Twitter.INISHOWEN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR was last modified: March 19th, 2014 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:Inishowen Livelast_img read more

Bul, Onduparaka, Police advance to round of 32 as Express, URA await boardroom decision to know their fate

first_img Tags: stanbic uganda cuptop Bul (blue) and Kataka (yellow) in action during their Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 64 clash on Sunday (Photo by FUFA Media)The 2018/19 Stanbic Uganda Cup, continued on Sunday with a number of games played across the country for a right to reach the round of 32.All but one of the Top tier teams that played on Sunday qualified for the next round.BUL FC defeated visiting Kataka 2-0 at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.A goal in each half by Farouk Banga and Villa Oromchan propelled Peter Onen’s charges to the next round of the competition. Raymond Onyai netted the consolation for the FUFA Big League club.At Lugogo, Police FC registered the biggest scoreline on the day, walloping Boma Young 5-0 at the Star Times Stadium.Uganda U-20 right back Paul Willa opened the scoring for Abdallah Mubiru’s side in the 17th minute. Ruben Kimera and Ronald Nyanzi both scored a brace to book a berth in the next round.Elsewhwere, Tooro United ejected Entebbe FC from the competition, winning 2-0 at the Buhinga play ground in Fort Portal.First half substitute Baker Buyala and Steven Omvia struck the goals for Wasswa Bbosa’s coached side.For West Nile based club Onduparaka, they smiled to a 2-0 away victory over Busia Young at the Madibira play ground in Busia.Ceaser Okhuti and an own goal won the day for the Catarpillars who are also ridding high in the league as they currently occupy third spot in the standings.Bright Stars were 4-0 winners against Kazo Execl and Nyamityobora won 3-1 away to East Land.Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC and Express stand to benefit from a fair ruling by the FUFA Competitions department following failure by their opponents Jinja Municipal Council Hippos and Paidah Black Angels, respectively not to show up for the matches. URA was at home in Namboole while Express had traveled to Arua.The only StarTimes Uganda Premier League side that was eliminated was Ndejje University. The University side fell 1-0 at home to Kansai Plascon to pile more pressure onto head coach Raymond Komakech.High flying FUFA Big League side Kiboga Young, a newly promoted entity won 1-0 away from home, overcoming Kigezi 1-0 at the Kabale Municipal Stadium. Moses Wafula scored the lone goal of the day.Another FUFA Big League side Kyetume eliminated fellow second division outfit UPDF 3-1 at the Nakisunga play ground in Mukono. This happened a few days after UPDF had beaten Kyetume by the same score in the second tier of Ugandan Football.Meanwhile, three more matches for the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 64 will be played on Monday with Wakiso Giants at home to Vision FC, Kira United hosting St. Mary’s FC and Light SS making the long trip to Kampala to face in-form Proline at Lugogo.On Wednesday, Uganda’s CAF representatives KCCA FC and Vipers SC will honour their round of 64 fixtures at Lugogo and Kitende respectively.Results:Akadot FC Vs Kitara FC (Not played. FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel will pronounce itself after studying referees’ report)Admin FC 3-1 Doves All Starts FCBumate FC Vs Ntinda FCBUL FC 2-1 Kataka FCU touch 1(4) – 1 (3) Mvara Boys FCKyetume FC 3-1 UPDF FCPaidha BA FC Vs Express FC (Not played.FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel will pronounce itself after studying referees’ report)Free Stars FC 2-1 Edgars Youth Academy FCBusia Young FC 0-2 Onduparaka FCSt Stephen FC 3-1 Budondo FCSoroti FC 1-3 Synergy FCBukedea Town Council FC 1-0 Dove FCTooro United 2-0 Entebbe FCKigezi FC 0-1 Kiboga YoungCalvary FC Vs Kabale Sharp FC (Not played. FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel will pronounce itself after studying referees’ report)Mbarara FC 0-2 Kirinya JSS FCBright Stars FC 4-0 Kazo Excel FCEast Land FC 1-3 Nyamityobora FCKireka United FC Vs New Villa FCNkambi Coffee FC Vs Koboko Rising Stars FCPolice FC 5-0 Boma FCURA FC Vs Jinja Municipal Council Hippos FC (Not played. FUFA Competitions committee will pronounce self after studying referees’ report)Ndejje University FC 0-1 Kansai Plascon FCNebbi Central FC 3-2 CATDA FCNext Matches:Mon, 24-Dec 2018: Wakiso Giants FC Vs Vision FC Bugembe Stadium 4:00PMMon, 24-Dec 2018: Kira UTD FC Vs St Mary’s FC Namboole 4:00PMMon, 24-Dec 2018: Proline FC Vs Light SS Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PMWed, 26-Dec 2018: Vipers SC Vs Rusekere Growers FC St Marys Kitende 4:00PMWed, 26-Dec 2018: KCCA FC Vs Amuka Bright Stars FC Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PMComments last_img read more

Special night organised to remember a special man

first_imgThe Letterkenny Community Heritage Group will remember a very special friend next week.Colm Ferry, a friend, colleague, political analyst and caring natured man, passed away earlier this year and will be honoured on December 2nd, Station House.A member of the heritage group, he was predeceased by his parents, Brid and Hugh Ferry and his older brother Patrick. Having grown up in Letterkenny, he attended Scoil Colmcille and St Eunans College he had many loyal and caring friends.He spent his years working in Letterkenny Credit Union and they enjoyed his individuality and independent streak.Among many of the charity groups that he devoted his time to was the local parish of Conwal and Leck’s local cathedral, manning the door and collecting money for the church.A member of the Knights of Columbanus and a man with a deep knowledge and awareness of current affairs, he had a huge loyality to his own Fianna Fail party. Everyone is welcome to come and join with the group in celebrating the life and memories of our good friend, Colm.The evening starts at 8pm in the Station House Hotel and refreshments will be served.Special night organised to remember a special man was last modified: November 25th, 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:colm ferryLetterkenny Community Heritage Grouplast_img read more

Why Facebook and Google succeeded

first_imgIf you want your new business to be successful, make sure to set up shop in one of about a dozen ZIP codes around San Francisco. That finding, published online today in Science, may not be a revelation, but the study does have its surprises. Researchers scoured registration data for every for-profit company founded in California between 2001 and 2011. They found that companies with short names—think Google and Facebook versus long-named failures like Cryptine Networks—are 50% more likely to succeed. Having a trademark boosts a firm’s chances by a factor of 5. Having patents multiplies the chances 25 times. And if a patent-holding company is also incorporated in Delaware—home to an extremely high concentration of corporate lawyers and an efficient corporate court system—it boosts the chances of success a whopping 200-fold. The vast majority of startups still fail: Even firms with the optimal location and characteristics had dismal success rates of less than 5%. As the map above reveals, businesses founded in Silicon Valley are 20 times more likely to succeed on average than those in the median Californian city. But there is hope beyond the valley: Patches of entrepreneurial success tend to sprout up around all research institutions, such as the University of California, Davis.last_img read more