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MAN WITH 73 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CALLED GARDAÍ B*******

By on December 24, 2019

first_imgA man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested after becoming abusive with Gardaí, a court has heard.Gerard O’Connor, 54, was arrested at Lower Main Street Letterkenny after becoming aggressive and abusive and for failing to comply with the instructions of the Gardaí.Gardaí were called to Lower Main Street, after they received reports of a man who was extremely intoxicated and was causing disturbance in the area. Gardaí found O’Connor in an extremely inebriated scene and was deemed a danger to himself and others, Letterkenny District Court was told.He was subsequently arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.On the 8th of October, Gardaí received reports of a man causing severe disturbance outside the Bus Station in Letterkenny who was becoming abusive towards members of the public.Gardaí found O’Connor in a dishevelled and drunken state and when instructed to leave by Gardaí he launched into a tirade of expletives and called the Gardaí b******s.He was again arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station.The court heard how O’Connor has had a long-history of problems with alcohol and despite efforts to reform had fallen off the wagon in recent years.The court also heard how he had 73 previous convictions, most of which were alcohol related although some included criminal damage.The court heard how Mr O’Connor was willing to enter into a rehabilitation unit in Galway and if granted bail would proceed straight to the facility after his hearing.Judge Denis McLaughlin agreed that “another stint in Catlerea wouldn’t help” the matter and allowed Mr O’Connor to go to the rehab facility.He also added that it was clear Mr O’Connor couldn’t come to grasp the seriousness of his problems and needed help urgently in order for him to stay out of trouble.He adjourned the case until the 25th of January.MAN WITH 73 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CALLED GARDAÍ B******* was last modified: November 12th, 2014 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

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Garda chief urged step up efforts to tackle increasing incidences of border crime

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgA Donegal TD has today (Friday) written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to ask what measures are being taken to ensure the force is adequately resourced to deal with a worrying increase in incidences of crime along the border region.Pearse Doherty’s actions come following mounting reports from business people operating businesses in several border towns across Donegal of a spike in criminality and anti-social behaviour over recent months.In a letter to Commissioner Harris, Deputy Doherty is urging the head of the force to outline the steps being taken to address the current situation. Teachta Doherty said: “I have today (Friday) written to the Garda Commissioner asking him to provide details of the various steps and actions which An Garda Síochána are taking in order to address what has been a surge in criminality in a number of small towns across Donegal dotted along the border over recent weeks and months.“In fact business owners who operate companies on or close to the border have been contacting me over recent weeks to express their concerns over an apparent increase in incidences of crime, not least of which the issue of anti-social behaviour.“For example one such proprietor has been in touch with me recently and spoke of his concern for the welfare and safety of his employees following a number of very serious verbal and physical assaults having been perpetrated against his staff on an almost daily basis now.“Business owners are also claiming that the response they’ve received by An Garda Síochána to such incidences when reported has been far from satisfactory, and it’s claimed that this is due to there being insufficient Garda personnel stationed on the ground. “Worryingly, those living, working and operating businesses along the border now fear that a failure to remedy this alarming situation will inevitably lead to the criminality of a far more serious nature, including loss of life.“Given the substance of these reports I’ve been receiving I have now written to Commissioner Drew Harris to call on him to ensure that all the necessary resources, including the appropriate Garda numbers, are and will be made available to border communities going forward to ensure that both law and order is upheld and that the public is protected.“Clearly, the safety of the public is paramount and so I intend to stand up for all communities across Donegal where local residents and business people feel threatened by the reckless actions of a small number of individuals who feel that they are above the law.”Garda chief urged step up efforts to tackle increasing incidences of border crime was last modified: November 8th, 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)last_img read more

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Heroes rise as athletics fuels Philippine gold drive

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mark Harry Diones, who won silver for men’s triple jump event, Anthony Beram, who won gold in men’s 200 meters, and Aries Toledo also won gold in Men’s Decathlon, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR— Athletics continues to lead the way or Team Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here, with four gold medals already in the bag.One of those golds came from someone who would be comfortable being labeled either a jock or a nerd.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Born to a Filipino mother from Cebu City, Beram worked to obtain dual citizenship to be able to represent the Philippines here.Beram shocked the field with a gold medal performance in the 200m dash. He was to see action in 400m and relays in the coming days.READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon“The hard work paid off,” said Beram. “This is only the beginning.”Toledo also proved himself a hero at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, gritting through pain to emerge victorious.“I did everything I needed to do even if I was hurting all over—my back, my arms (during the javelin throw) and my whole body,” said Toledo in Filipino. “I told God to help me because I wanted to come through for the Philippines.”The 24-year-old Toledo, who hails from Nueva Ecija, finished with 7,433 points to snare the gold.Also winning gold for athletics were Mary Joy Tabal, who captured the country’s first victory when she ruled women’s marathon, and Eric Cray, in 400m hurdles. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trenten Anthony Beram, who ruled the 200-meter sprint late Wednesday night, is a math major at University of Connecticut back in the United States.READ: SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s endFEATURED 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 shutoutBut Beram’s academics temporarily took a back seat to athletics as he helped save the day for Team Philippines, which was headed to a gold-less outing late Wednesday until Beram and decathlete Aries Toledo reeled in a victory each.“I knew that I was coming in as a rookie; nobody knows me so it is good to put my name out there,” said Beram. “I though top three (in the men’s 200) would be good so winning the gold is a bonus,” added Beram, who crossed the finish in 20.96 seconds.While most athletes based abroad are recruited, Beram is a certified “walk-in.”READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles He reached out to the Philippine Track and Field Association wanting to join its weekly relays.“He went straight to us and inquired how to go about playing for Philippine team,” said athletics official Edward Kho.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs seek share of lead; UP, TIP part ways

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Maroons nip Tigers on Desiderio triple; Archers escape BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img View comments The Lady Stags are sporting a 1-1 record.Earlier at 4 p.m., University of the Philippines will attempt to score its first win in Group B when it takes on Technological Institute of the Philippines.The Lady Maroons, a perennial contender in the UAAP, bowed to the Adamson Lady Falcons, 17-25, 25-21, 19-25,25-19, 15-9, a week ago.On the same day, the TIP Lady Engineers lost to the San Beda Red Spikers, 13-25, 18-25, 27-25, 13-25.Every win counts in the Collegiate Conference, a single round robin tournament that will have the top two teams from the two groups clashing in the crossover semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  NU and San Sebastian collide at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the PVL Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gorayeb, however, has already announced he will not show up, citing personal reasons. Assistant coach Clint Malazo will instead call the shots for the Lady Stags.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 shutoutThe Lady Bulldogs won their first game under Castillo, turning back the Lyceum Lady Pirates, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21, last Sept. 3.They will bank on Jaja Santiago anew when they try to grab a second win in as many starts and a share of the Group A lead with the idle Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary National University is gunning for its second straight win against San Sebastian in the Premier Volleyball League on Monday but the backstory would be a lot more interesting.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb used to handle NU, until he was replaced by Babes Castillo in the Lady Bulldogs’ camp.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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No title repeat: Cubs bow out in Game 5 against Dodgers

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 of their NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Jose Quintana got knocked out early, the offense was shut down by Clayton Kershaw and the Cubs fell 11-1 on Thursday night after getting outplayed throughout the series.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 shutoutThe Cubs slumped early in the season, a year after rallying to beat Cleveland for their first World Series title since 1908. But in the second half, they looked more like their old selves, pushing for a second straight NL Central title and then advancing to the NLCS for the third straight year after winning a wild Game 5 at Washington in the NLDS.They just couldn’t hang with the 104-win Dodgers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I think if you look at this series, they did exactly what they needed to do to beat (us),” star slugger Anthony Rizzo said. “They executed their plan. They pitched great and the bullpen was lights out. That makes for a tough time scoring runs.”Chicago beat Los Angeles in last year’s NLCS, but this time, the Cubs were left to watch as the Dodgers celebrated at Wrigley Field. It’s the second time in three years they’ve been through this — the Mets finished a four-game sweep at Wrigley in the 2015 NLCS.They didn’t have a choice this time, not with how they hit and pitched in the series.“This year really illustrates the importance of getting off to a good start,” manager Joe Maddon said. “We didn’t, and then we had to fight back, which we did. I said you can, but you’re understanding when you find out you do that, it really expends a lot of energy when you get back into it, which we did.”The Cubs batted just .156, drew five walks compared to 28 for Los Angeles and scored eight runs in the series — all on home runs. They didn’t sustain rallies or wear down pitchers. Trailing 3-0, they won Game 4 for a fifth straight victory when facing elimination — including three in last year’s World Series. But one club can only overcome so much.ADVERTISEMENT Fatigue may have been a factor. Chicago has played more games than any other team since the start of the 2015 season. Counting the playoffs, that total is 522.Reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant acknowledged he was feeling it after going 4 for 20 in the series.“It caught up to me, at least,” he said. “I feel pretty drained, but it’s always a good thing when you’re the teams that are playing later in the year.”He wasn’t the only Cubs slugger to struggle.Rizzo had one hit in 17 at-bats in the NLCS. Javier Baez went hitless in his first 20 playoff at-bats before knocking two home runs in Game 4 to help the Cubs avoid the sweep. But in Game 5, they were overwhelmed right from the start.Enrique Hernandez hit three homers, and the Dodgers wasted no time jumping on Quintana. Acquired from the White Sox in a midseason trade, he gave up six runs in two-plus innings.The way the Cubs were hitting in these playoffs, it was clear they weren’t coming back. Particularly, the way Kershaw was pitching.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner held them to a run and three hits in six innings.He didn’t give up a hit until Bryant homered in the fourth. But all that did was make it 9-1.“Sometimes you’re not always gonna be in the World Series,” Jon Lester said. “The Dodgers are a really good team. They’re playing really good baseball right now. This series showed it.” Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. reacts during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between championships. Going home without a trophy isn’t really new.Still, it was jarring to see the reigning World Series champions go down without much of a fight.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of Lakers Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

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London Olympics: Taoufik Makhloufi wins gold in 1,500m race

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgAlgeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi won gold in the men’s 1,500m on Tuesday, a day after having his disqualification from the event revoked. Makhloufi, 24, put in a blistering final 200 metres to take gold in three minutes, 34.08 seconds.Makhloufi had been thrown out of the Olympics for not trying his best in an early 800m heat.He was reinstated on appeal on Monday after submitting a doctor’s note that he had been carrying an injury.Leonel Manzano of the US took silver with a season’s best of 3:34.79.The bronze went to Morocco’s Abdalaati Iguider in 3:35.13.Beijing gold medalist Asbel Kiprop finished a surprise 12th in a relatively slow race.last_img read more

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Bosnia and Herzegovinabased telco BH Telecom is t

By on August 7, 2019

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina-based telco BH Telecom is to launch an OTT TV service using a technology platform supplied by Slovenia-based Beenius.Beenius will supply BH Telecom with an OTT TV delivery platform based on its BeeSmart middleware and an extension of its existing IPTV and VoIP system, which it says represents one of the first of such deployments in central and eastern Europe.Beenius’s system will support delivery of services to PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices and will support the HLS adaptive bit-rate standard.“The new OTT distribution system based on Beesmart will provided new advanced TV services to our subscribers and offer the TV experience at anytime and anywhere through their smartphones, tablets, and laptop devices. Service will also be available for users of other networks in and outside BiH,” said Nedžad Rešidbegović, general manager at BH Telecom. “BH Telecom will remain the leading telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina thanks to the constant development of new services and their level of quality, thus responding to increasing market demands and customers’ needs more than expected.”last_img read more

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Vice has launched a femalefocused online channel

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first_imgVice has launched a female-focused online channel, called Broadly.tv, in the UK, US and Canada.The new website will publish daily video and editorial on topics like politics, culture, sex, and fashion.Broadly marks the launch of Vice’s eleventh channel, with others including international news channel Vice News, electronic music and culture channel Thump, technology channel Motherboard and food channel Munchies.“The same principals Vice applies to its storytelling will also apply to everything Broadly will do – we’re telling original stories you can’t find anywhere else, in the same voice and tone as that of our audience,” said Broadly’s publisher, Shanon Kelley.Broadly will launch new series including: interview show Broadly Meets; a series exploring reproductive health called Ovary Action; and fashion industry show Style and Error.last_img read more

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Satellite operator SES says it is working with a n

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first_imgSatellite operator SES says it is working with a number of US cable operators to test 4K Ultra HD content across its network in preparation for UHD TV trials later this year.SES has so far UHD trial agreements in place with  Cable America in Missouri, Golden West Telecommunications in South Dakota, MTC Cable in New York, Sjoberg’s Cable TV in Minnesota and ATMC in North Carolina. As part of the programme aimed at accelerating 4K delivery to homes across America, SES is shipping 4K/HEVC set top boxes to cable operators participating in the trials.SES is currently carrying four UHD channels on satellites serving cable, reaching nearly 100 million homes across North America – Fashion One 4K, NASA TV UHD, High 4K TV and its own UHD1 channel.“As millions of cable subscribers increasingly press for 4K content on their new Ultra HD TVs, some of the smallest cable operators in the US are now leading the way to bringing Ultra HD to homes across the country,” said Steve Corda, vice-president of business development in North America at SES.“SES’s breakthrough, fully-managed Ultra HD platform is enabling us to conduct the first-ever trials, which are bound to play a key role in the national and global rollout of Ultra HD.”last_img read more

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GPs prompted more than 5 million times to encourage selfcare rather than

By on July 18, 2019

first_img Source:FDB (First Databank) By working with practices across the country, we recognise the need for accurate, actionable information when prescribing decisions are being made. Using technology to remind GPs of ever evolving prescribing policy, including that around self-care and appropriate medication decisions, and ensuring that this is patient-specific, means that practice prescribers can rapidly access information that is appropriate for their patients. They can then make informed prescribing decisions that benefit the patient and the practice. From just one year’s worth of data, we can see the tremendous impact that such information can have.” A national analysis of how practices in two thirds of England’s CCGs use a prescribing decision support technology called OptimiseRx found that thousands of professionals had been acting on the alerts, helping prescribers to comply with self-care prescribing guidelines from NHS England. Published in April 2018, the guidance recommends that practices should promote self-care when appropriate to reduce costs, discouraging prescriptions for medications such as vitamin and mineral supplements, antifungal treatments, and laxatives for minor illnesses.The news follows the finding last year that GPs across the country had saved at least £100m by responding to alerts to prescribe alternative and lower cost medicines for patients.The technology works in practice by enabling the presentation of NHS prescribing guidance and alerting GPs, at the point of prescribing, in their existing clinical IT system when over counter medicines should not be routinely prescribed, and where self-care is more appropriate.Analysis conducted between April 2018 to the end of March 2019 showed that 5 million such alerts were sent to prescribers, resulting in avoided costs to the NHS of over £10 million. This is helping to achieve NHS Long Term Plan ambitions of reducing prescribing costs by more than £200m a year and is helping to tackle wider national priorities such as over-prescribing.Related StoriesPerspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screeningEven when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatmentResearchers analyze link between videogame addiction and school inadaptationNHS England’s 2018 guidance also looked to reduce the use of medications with limited clinical evidence, such as probiotics. It also highlighted NHS England-funded medicines that should be referred to secondary care, for conditions including cancer and cystic fibrosis, which are not to be prescribed in primary care. By using OptimiseRx to comply with the guidance, GPs have in total saved more than £10m in the last year alone.The technology has traditionally been used to help GPs make decisions that comply with local and national prescribing priorities. This includes alerting doctors when more cost-effective alternatives are available, and by providing patient-specific prescribing recommendations based on the patient’s record.Darren Nichols, Managing Director, FDB comments:center_img Jun 12 2019GPs and other prescribers have been prompted more than 5 million times in the last 12 months to encourage patients to take action to look after themselves, rather than relying on medication from their doctor.last_img read more

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