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GTT urging public to report vandalism of equipment

first_imgCEO of GTT Justin NeddChief Executive Officer of GTT Justin Nedd has issued a call to the public, urging them to report instances of vandalism of the company’s equipmentNedd in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times related that in most instances, persons who witness vandalism and sabotage fail to report it to the telephone company and the police. He explained that there are frequent incidents where telephones lines are cut and the cables are stolen.As such, the company has to bear the cost of repairs and customers’ services are often disrupted for lengthy periods. He therefore issued the call to the public to file all reports with the relevant authorities when they witness the destruction of GTT’s equipment.“It’s sad to say that the society that we live in continues to allow this. In many instances, there’s sabotage and people that live right there don’t report it. So I would really encourage persons to dial our call centre, dial the Police and report the instances of vandalism because not only is it a cost to us but there’s also a loss to the customers,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, the CEO also revealed that there are a number of plans underway in terms of upgrades and expansions to ensure customers receive improved services. He explained that GTT has been making its broadband internet service available countrywide for customers, and is continuously looking for ways to improve the service.“We’re right across the Coast, we are in Region Two all along the coast to Region Six, and then we go all the way into Linden which is Region Ten. We’re always looking at ways to increase the speed which is always good for the Country,” he stated.He continued to explain that GTT recently launched its 4G internet service which has seen customers browsing the internet at a faster speed, with the company already setting its sight on increasing the speed to 5G and above: “Last year we slashed prices by 50 per cent, increased speed five folds, and that’s something we intend to constantly introduce… increase speeds, reduce prices and adding value. The future is bright for our customers,” Nedd declared.last_img read more

 

Cap gun responsible for school lock down in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe Dawson Creek RCMP say a cap gun was used during the incident Wednesday at South Peace Secondary School and Central School.The Dawson Creek RCMP are still investigating the incident, which they state happened at about 2:30p.m. Wednesday. The RCMP received a report that a young person entered South Peace Secondary School displaying what looked like a hand gun.According to Staff Sergeant Darren Traichevich, during their investigation, they located a cap gun that had been discarded by the suspect. Currently two Dawson Creek youths are in police custody awaiting a court appearance.- Advertisement -At the height of the incident, South Peace Secondary School along with Central School, went into lock down and students were kept within the building.Although the suspect had left the school before police arrived, police set up a perimeter around the school and found the person with a group of students. The suspect was then taken into custody.Police say students were never in danger nor were they threatened during the incident.Advertisement The investigation into the incident continues.last_img read more

 

Pep says early wins gave Man City huge boost

first_img“Winning against Liverpool at home, winning at Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), winning against Napoli, against Shakhtar at home, they’re both complicated teams,” he said.“Confidence — you can’t just say it, ‘oh, now you have to be confident’. It doesn’t work like that. They have to see it and believe it. You have to feel it — ‘OK, we can do it’.“The captain, Vincent (Kompany), said ‘we now have the feeling wherever we go we are able to win’. That is the first step to arrive at the end of competitions to fight to win the title.”Guardiola, 46, has earned a reputation for talking up opponents, regardless of how modest they appear on paper. Already this season he has described Napoli as the best team in Europe and claimed Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk were one of the continent’s best sides.He says that it is not simply a case of mind games but a genuine respect for every side he faces.“These kind of things happen in Barcelona,” said Guardiola. “I was asked many times about that when we have good results.“I speak well about the opponents and people say ‘Pep has false humility. He’s a liar. He’s saying something he doesn’t believe’. I can’t think it’s already done, or it’ll be easy. I think it’s ridiculous.“We have to respect them and the best respect to them is to be serious and play the strongest team possible. That’s why we’ve done that in the last period.”Guardiola has made the best start to a season in his managerial career, which also includes hugely successful spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.But while he is clearly delighted with his players’ efforts to date, he is predictably playing down talk of setting records and winning trophies, despite a 12-match winning streak in the Premier League.“We cannot deny I am so satisfied with the previous results, but there are more than 70 points to play,” he said. “We have to more than double the points to be champions.“Barcelona and Bayern Munich won a lot of titles and prizes before me, during my management and after,” he said.“Here we have broken a lot of records, but that’s good for us. The club doesn’t have the history (of winning titles).”“It doesn’t count much for the title but it counts for the way we play — in the good moments we win comfortably, in the bad moments we keep going and keep our faith to try to do it,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, whose team host West Ham on December 3, 2017, believes four victories in particular gave his players an injection of confidence © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Pep Guardiola says landmark early-season wins infused his Manchester City stars with the belief that they could beat all-comers but warned that his Premier League high-fliers they have won nothing yet.The City boss, whose team host West Ham on Sunday, believes four victories in particular gave his players an injection of confidence.last_img read more

 

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Diego Costa denies Gunners as Per Mertesacker sees red

first_img Diego Costa Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea completed a league double over 10-man Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.Per Mertesacker was given his marching orders in the first half for bringing down Costa as he ran through clean on goal.And they were to be punished further as Costa scored to rub salt in the wounds of the Arsenal fans in attendance.The result means the Gunners missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League and now sit in third, only two points ahead of north London rivals Tottenham.The game began brightly with Chelsea’s high tempo nearly rewarded inside two minutes but Oscar dragged his shot wide of Petr Cech’s upright.The moment of the half happened after only 17 minutes when Mertesacker brought down Costa as the striker raced through on goal, leading to referee Mark Clattenburg producing the red card for the German.And it got worse five minutes later when Costa arrived at the near post to hit home Branislav Ivanovic’s low cross ahead of substitute Gabriel as Chelsea took the lead in north London.The Blues continued to dominate as Arsenal looked to hit their visitors on the break, and they came close when Nacho Monreal split the defence to find Theo Walcott, but his shot went just wide of the post.Cech needed to be alert at the other end to prevent Costa doubling his tally as the Spaniard skipped through the Arsenal defence before unleashing a powerful shot at the near post.The Gunners should have been level on the stroke of half time but Mathieu Flamini spooned the ball over the bar from six yards after a delightful dinked pass from Aaron Ramsey.Arsenal were an improved side after the break but Chelsea felt hard done by when they were denied a penalty when Laurent Koscielny body-checked Cesc Fabregas as the former Gunner drove into the box.As the game wore on Chelsea looked to consolidate their lead but were made to do so without goalscorer Diego Costa, who limped off with what looked like a hamstring injury.Arsenal showed a bit more urgency through the returning Alexis Sanchez but his rustiness was evident having not played since the end of November.The three points mean the Blues move up to 13th, only five points off Manchester United in fifth. 1last_img read more

 

NEW INFORMATION GUIDE FOR DONEGAL’S OLDER PEOPLE TO BE LAUNCHED TODAY

first_imgSt Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar.A new Information Guide for Older People will be launched today by the Donegal Age Friendly Alliance in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar.This Information guide has been produced to address the information needs of older people in the county, in particular the needs of the most vulnerable older people in our community.It provides information on entitlements, health, housing, home service supports and maintenance, safety and security, social & leisure activities, transportation, local support groups, useful contact details and so on. This guide has been produced by the Donegal Age Friendly Alliance which is made up of representatives from both Statutory and Voluntary agencies that provide services and supports to older people and representatives of Older People themselves.The need for this type of a guide was identified in the Donegal Age Friendly Strategy which was launched in May 2015. The information in this guide is presented in a clear format making it very easy to use and is free of charge.It will be available from post offices and local libraries as well as from Donegal County Councils website www.donegalcoco.ie .NEW INFORMATION GUIDE FOR DONEGAL’S OLDER PEOPLE TO BE LAUNCHED TODAY was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 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:donegalDonegal Age Friendly Allianceinformation guideold folkslast_img read more

 

Hunger strike grows in size at Guantanamo Bay prison

first_imgDefense lawyers said the hunger strike, which began last year, reflects increasing frustration among men who have little contact with the world outside the remote prison. “I think it is escalating because the people down there are getting more and more desperate,” said Bill Goodman, legal director for the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents many of the detainees. “Obviously, things have reached a crisis point.” The military did not release the names of the striking detainees, and lawyers said they have no way of learning whether their clients are involved until they can visit the base. “All these men want is a chance to have a trial,” said Zachary Katznelson, an attorney for Reprieve, a British human rights group that represents 36 Guantanamo detainees. “If they are guilty, punish them. If not, then send them home.” Only 10 of the prisoners have been charged and face trial before military tribunals. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in June whether President George W. Bush overstepped his authority in ordering the tribunals. Durand said the number of hunger strikers reached about 75 over the weekend. U.S. officials classify detainees as being on hunger strike when they have missed nine consecutive meals. Some 76 detainees began the strike last August to protest their confinement, with their ranks peaking at 131 in the fall, the military has said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees participating in a hunger strike has ballooned from three to around 75, the U.S. military said Monday, revealing growing defiance among prisoners held for up to 4 years with no end in sight. Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand called the hunger strike at the U.S. naval base in southeastern Cuba an “attention-getting” tactic to step up pressure for the inmates’ release and said it might be related to a May 18 clash between detainees and guards that injured six prisoners. “The hunger strike technique is consistent with al-Qaida practice and reflects detainee attempts to elicit media attention to bring international pressure on the United States to release them back to the battlefield,” Durand said from Guantanamo Bay. The United States now holds about 460 people at Guantanamo on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. But human rights groups say innocent people have been sent to the jail. last_img read more

 

No guarantees

first_imgBy signing the $6.7 billion budget on Wednesday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has made the trash fee hikes over the next four years official. While the approval process of the trash fee was less than honest, it’s done. That means that this time next year, the Los Angeles Police Department should have grown by at least 150 officers. At the very least. Right? The homeowners of the city are stuck with a trash fee hike this year from $11 a month to $18, and up to $28 within four years. The estimated $127 million raised from the public’s pockets will go to pay for the 1,000 new cops that Villaraigosa promised as part of his election campaign. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Since the weak-kneed City Council placidly accepted the mayor’s trash fee-for-cops scheme without so much as a perfunctory question, its members owe it to the public to make sure the money is indeed used for more cops. There was no guarantee built into the proposal to hike the trash collection fee for homeowners – that’s because such a commitment would have shown that it’s an illegal tax, and not a fee at all. The truth is that the city can use the extra revenue for whatever it wants. And it almost certainly will. City officials have a bad habit of doing that. That is why it is incumbent upon elected officials to set up benchmarks and a system for full accounting and tracking of how that revenue will be spent. And it’s up to the public to demand – and keep demanding – that this trash fee goes for what was promised, this year and indefinitely. If City Hall wants to earn back the people’s trust that it has squandered through years of dishonest spending, this not-quite tax is a perfect opportunity. It’s simple: They’ve got the money; now show us the cops.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

 

Donegal man shouted at man to “get out of this country” – in England!

first_imgA Donegal man hurled racist abuse at a man while brandishing a knife, screaming to “get out of this country” just hours after being released from prison – in England!John Sweeney, of no fixed address, was seen arguing in the street with Adedayo Fadeyi who told him to “put the knife down”. The 33-year-old pursued his victim, who then stopped and turned around before Sweeney tried to pass the knife to someone else.The two men exchanged blows and after Sweeney was punched on the nose, he picked up a walking stick and swung it around.Fresh from prison, Sweeney threw the stick and Mr Fedayi picked it up and started swinging it around before he racially abused him telling him to “get out of this country”.The Irish Sun reports that CCTV cameras caught Sweeney repeatedly trying to attack his victim in Maidstone, Kent in England on September 1.When officers arrived Sweeney then shouted racist insults to a PC of Asian descent.After his arrest he was let out of his cell to make a phone call and when it did not connect he started swinging punches at a female officer.At Maidstone Crown Court on Friday Sweeney, admitted possession of a knife, two counts of racially aggravated harassment and assaulting a police officer.Prosecutor Robert De Banzie said: “She describes pain in her left arm. She said her whole body was shaking.”Jailing him for two years and eight months, Judge Martin Joy told Sweeney: “Your behaviour is deeply anti-social and has to be stamped upon.“The reality is this behaviour in the town centre was committed on the very day you were released from prison.“Quite plainly, there has been racial language used among the violence. That clearly has to be stamped upon.“The police are entitled to look to the courts for protection. A PC was injured by your disgraceful and violent behaviour. Those who commit these offences can only expect severe punishment.”The painter and decorator, who has 241 offences on his record, claimed Mr Fadeyi was in his face and goading him.Eve George, defending, said Sweeney had been released on licence for offences committed in June and had since been recalled.She said: “He told me he is not racist. He used the terminology as a method of winding people up. He knew it would get to them.”Donegal man shouted at man to “get out of this country” – in England! was last modified: November 1st, 2017 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:donegalEnglandJohn Sweeneyracistlast_img read more

 

SENATOR LOSES HIGH COURT CHALLENGE OVER ‘IRISH’

first_imgDONEGAL Senator Brian O Domhnaill has lost his High Court challenge to the Standards In Public Office (SIPO) committee.SIPO wants to question Mr O Domhnaill over his expenses claims between 2006 and 2007, when he was a Donegal County Councillor but he insists the probe must be conducted in Irish. SIPO was due to begin a public session concerning the expenses matter last June, but that did not proceed after Mr O Domhnaill secured leave from the High Court days earlier to bring his challenge.In his judicial review proceedings, the Senator claimed that SIPO is not entitled to deal with the case on the grounds that the matter arose from an anonymous complaint by a member of the public..The proceedings, brought against SIPO, the Minister for the Environment and the State, were conducted in Irish before Mr Justice Gerard Hogan over two days last November.The judge will issue his ruling later today.In opposing the case, SIPO and the State contend the complaint being investigated relates to alleged duplication of expenses claims and the investigation is in the public interest.SIPO said the complaint was made in a letter dated May 28, 2012, sent to it by the mayor and county manager of Donegal County Council following an investigation by the two men of a referral made to them by the ethics registrar of the council.While acknowledging information in an anonymous letter had prompted the ethics registrar to examine matters, SIPO contends the complaint being investigated by it is not a referral of that anonymous letter by the mayor and county manager – but rather a complaint by those men arising from their view certain specified acts set out in their report may have been done by Mr O Domhnaill.SIPO also denied that Mr O Domhnaill is entitled to orders requiring that members of the commission should be bilingual. As there is no requirement in the Constitution for judges or members of the Oireachtas to be bilingual, that requirement should not be imposed on commission members, it says.SENATOR LOSES HIGH COURT CHALLENGE OVER ‘IRISH’ was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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

 

COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR IRISH WATER TO REPLACE DONEGAL’S OLD LEAD PIPING

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor Liam Doherty will table a motion to Donegal County Council urging Irish Water to make significant improvements to the county’s decaying water infrastructure, calling on the utility to replace all of the network’s current lead piping.Cllr Liam DohertyThe Stranorlar Electoral Area Councillor submitted the motion on Friday and is expected to raise it during the next meeting of Donegal County Council on Monday (May 25th).He said at present, old lead piping is quite prolific throughout the network, and it is generally found in the service connections which are the pipes running from the mains to a property. “However, the replacement of lead pipes is not part of Irish Water’s “first fix free” programme, where leaks to pipes outside the hall door and within the grounds of the property are supposed to be repaired by the company.”“The financial burden should not fall on individual households to upgrade the pipes within their homes. This is unacceptable particularly when you consider that residents generally had no input into the type of piping which was installed to service their property to begin with.”“As many people will already be aware, the potential for lead contamination from old lead piping is quite possible and is also something which could pose some serious health concerns – particularly for babies, very young children and pregnant women.”“Lead can enter tap water through corrosion of plumbing materials and homes built before the eighties are more likely to have lead pipes and fixtures servicing them.” “In my motion on Monday, I am calling on Irish Water to initiate a county wide programme of infrastructural upgrades in order to replace all lead piping which at present represents an expansive proportion of the network.”“Also, I am calling on the Local Authority to facilitate such a programme by advising the utility as to which areas within Donegal are of particular concerns with regards to the likelihood of lead contamination to the public water supply.”COUNCILLOR CALLS FOR IRISH WATER TO REPLACE DONEGAL’S OLD LEAD PIPING was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more