27 cops charged in 2017 for criminal offences – Ramnarine

first_imgJust hours after two high-ranking Police Officers were charged for the murder of a businessman, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine blasted the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for the increasing number of charges laid against ranks implicated in criminal offences.He lashed out at the rogue behaviour at the closing ceremony of four training programmes at the Police Officers Training College on Thursday.Infuriated by news of once Best Cop Derwin Eastman and Officer Jamison Williams being charged for the murder of businessman Godfrey Scipio, also called “Saga”, Ramnarine slammed the Force saying, “It seems as though when we make some strides forward, by our own design we seem to go backwards. And it ought not to be in an organisation that can deliver so much.”The acting Commissioner pointed out the significance of being an officer attached to the GPF, thereby underlining the high expectations that come with the job.“Our role in the security environment is perhaps the most important role to play in public security in this country, and some of us are playing with it and toying with it and think that we can get off with it,” Ramnarine outlined.Even as he acknowledged that Police Officers, like civilians, are prone to making mistakes and could make wrong decisions from time to time, he reminded the ranks of their oath to protect and serve.As such, he emphasised, “We must not forget that the average member of the public did not take an oath. We who wear uniform took an oath and that is why we must be held to that standard.”With that, the acting Commissioner of Police reiterated that great levels of professionalism are expected from officers at all times.“You cannot be a professional in the line of work we do for the eight or 10 hours you are on duty and you’re not a professional when you’re off duty. It does not work. Learned people would never buy that idea,” he contended.During his tirade, Ramnarine took the opportunity to point out some of the recent incidents which have seen ranks of the GPF being implicated in crimes. In doing so, he noted, 27 of the Force’s Officers have been charged for criminal offences for the year thus far.Meanwhile, the acting Top Cop further presented statistics on the number of complaints filed against Police Officers in recent years. For 2015, that total amounted to 619 complaints. Complaints saw a decrease in the following year with 609 cases recorded. However, in 2017, the instances of misdemeanour and malpractice reports filed against the GPF ranks has spiked at 623, with the year not yet completed.Adding to that, he posited that this number was expected to increase even further given that at least two or three more ranks would be arraigned in coming weeks for the prison unrest and escape of inmates from the Lusignan penitentiary.It was then that Ramnarine indicated that similar to their relentless efforts to prosecute civilians for their acts of crime, Officers of the Force will be placed under strict scrutiny and dismissed with, if tied to unlawful activities.last_img read more

Midfielders linked with Emirates exit as Arsenal target Barca star

first_imgIt hasn’t been the busiest of transfer windows for Arsenal so far this summer; Petr Cech’s arrival the only significant purchase from the club.However, although Cech’s presence between the sticks has lifted confidence with Arsenal fans, it would be foolish to suggest that further strengthening is not required.The north Londoners could still do with a number of signings. A prolific goal scorer and a couple of defensive additions, plus a combative midfielder, are all needed for the Gunners to be labelled as Premier League title contenders.But who is on Le Professeur’s radar? And who is set to be deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see all of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours… 6 Another loan deal on the cards? England U21 star could be heading back to West Ham. Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Carl Jenkinson is set to sign on loan for West Ham for the second consecutive season. The East London side are doing their best to get Arsenal to sell the player permanently but a stubborn Arsene Wenger wants to keep the England Under-21 star for the future. An announcement on the loan deal is expected in the next few days. 6 No bids for Chilean according to Juventus. Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – The signing of Sami Khedira almost confirms Arturo Vidal’s Juventus departure but the Old Lady have confirmed they haven’t received an offer for the Chilean star. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the commanding midfielder but face competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United. In a bid to keep Paul Pogba at the club, Vidal could be forced out and an offer in the region of £21m for the 28 year-old likely to be accepted. Could Santi be returning to Spain? Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Atletico Madrid have shown an interest in Arsenal star Santi Cazorla. With Arda Turan set to leave the Vicente Calderon, manager Diego Simeone sees the Gunners’ star as a perfect replacement. The 30 year-old was one of Arsenal’s best players last season, scoring eight goals and leading Arsene Wenger’s team in assists with 15 in all competitions. It is reported that Wenger will only consider selling his star player if the La Liga side come in with an ‘astronomical offer’. Podolski’s a Goner. German international completes his move to the Turkish champions. Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Lukas Podolski has completed a move to Galatasaray from Arsenal. The switch has been on the cards for the last week but has finally been sewn up with the German star penning a deal in Turkey, with the fee worth a reported €2.5million. The World Cup winner has never really had enough playing time under Arsene Wenger and his career at the Emirates seemed all-but over last season as the former Koln star was sent to Inter Milan on loan. 6 6 6 6 Is Rosicky heading home? Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer news. – Another potential Arsenal departure could be Tomas Rosicky. The Czech star spent the majority of last season on the substitutes bench and has admitted to being unhappy with minimal playing time. His former club Sparta Prague would welcome the 34 year-old back with open arms. Sparta majority shareholder Daniel Kretinsky insists the club would jump at the chance to take the 34-year-old back to the club where he started his career. “I’d love him to come and for it to happen soon,” he told local press in Prague. “But I don’t want to put uncomfortable pressure on Tomas. It’s up to him, I understand that leaving Arsenal isn’t easy.” Barca star heading to London? – Barcelona star Pedro is and has been an Arsenal target for a number of seasons and it seems the Gunners are finally stepping up their efforts in capturing the Spaniard. The Telegraph reports that contact has been made by Arsenal and the player’s representatives, but with Pedro signing a contract at the Nou Camp until 2019, a move does seem slim. The player, often an afterthought to the likes of Luis Suarez and Neymar, will have to force a move himself, but he cannot be blamed for wanting to stay with the European champions.last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL MANAGER AND CAPTAIN DELIGHTED WITH FIRST ULSTER TITLE

first_imgVICTORIOUS Donegal manager Davy McLaughlin has saluted his heroic players after they stunned favourites Monaghan to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship for the first time in the county’s history today.The proud Moville man has done outstanding things with a squad of players since taking charge 16 months ago.And now he can look forward to an All-Ireland quarter final in four weeks time. “The girls deserved it, for all their hard work and for all their hard work here today,” said Davy after the game.“They have worked so so hard and today they got their reward for that. We looked in control throughout and I could see the Monaghan heads drop midway through the first half because they weren’t expecting that today.“We were outstanding right throughout the pitch. We have experience and youth out there and we set out to play the game not the occasion and that certainly paid off for us today.”The Donegal manager was left baffled by a number of referee decisions; not least a goal by Niamh Hegarty in the second half which was given as a point. “Everyone saw the Monaghan keeper pick the ball out of the back of the net. I’m just glad we are not talking about that at the end of the game when point was given instead of a goal, but it was perplexing to say the least.”Glenfinn’s Katy Herron was outstanding today; and was on the rough end of some harsh treatment.She was just delighted with the win.“We’ve worked so so hard and today it all paid off,” she said.“All of us worked hard on the day too; we knew we were up for it from the start and we got going quickly.” Aoife McDonnell was named Player of the Match for her performance.And Termon’s Geraldine McLaughlin was once again the difference up front and she worked so well with Milford’s Amber Barrett today.Said Geraldine: “This is a wonderful day for Donegal Ladies football. We will enjoy the next couple of days and get back to training on Wednesday and get ready for the All-Ireland quarter final.”Donegal are likely to play Armagh or Westmeath in the next game. PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL MANAGER AND CAPTAIN DELIGHTED WITH FIRST ULSTER TITLE was last modified: July 26th, 2015 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)Tags:davy mclaughlindonegal ladiesKaty Herronlast_img read more

Questions and Answers About Air Barriers

first_imgUPDATED on December 12, 2014Builders of a certain age — say, those older than about 55 or 60 — started their careers at a time when no one talked about air leakage or air barriers. Back in the early 1970s, even engineers were ignorant about air leakage in buildings, because the basic research hadn’t been done yet.Times have changed, and most residential building codes now require builders to include details designed to reduce air leakage. Today’s young carpenters are working on job sites where air barriers matter.A. A wide variety of materials make good air barriers, including poured concrete, glass, drywall, rigid foam insulation, plywood, and peel-and-stick rubber membrane. (Note that evidence is increasing that OSB is not an air barrier; for more information on this issue, see Is OSB Airtight?)Although air can’t leak through these materials, it can definitely leak at the edges or seams of these materials. When these materials are used to form an air barrier for your home, additional materials such as tape, gaskets, or caulk may be required to be sure seams and edges don’t leak.To make a good air barrier, a material not only needs to stop air flow; it also needs to be relatively rigid and durable. If you want to determine whether a material is an air barrier, hold a piece of the material up to your mouth and blow. If you can blow air through it, it’s not an air barrier.Engineers distinguish between air barrier materials (drywall, for example), air barrier assemblies (for example, plywood with taped seams attached to wall framing), and air barrier systems (all of the materials and assemblies that make up a building’s air barrier).A. Not necessarily. Although Tyvek and other brands of plastic housewrap are sometimes marketed as air… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Sliding Insulation Between Rafters From Above

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in It’s harder to weatherize an old Cape Cod house than it is to weatherize other types of houses. The second floor of a Cape Cod house has sloped ceilings, typically interrupted by 4-foot-high kneewalls. In most cases, a Cape also includes a horizontal ceiling in the center of the second floor, with a cramped third-floor attic above the horizontal ceiling.If you live in an old, uninsulated Cape, you know how hard it is to come up with a good way to insulate your home’s sloped ceilings. Among several possible methods, these approaches are typically recommended:These approaches work, but they are expensive and potentially disruptive. What about a third approach — namely, trying to slide ventilation baffles and insulation into the rafter bays from the third-floor attic? Is that even possible?The answer is “maybe.”Before we provide tips on how it may be possible to slide insulation down the rafter bays from the attic above, let’s list the factors that may make this work difficult or impossible:Before you attempt this approach to insulating a sloped ceiling, you have to decide on what type of ventilation baffle to use, and what type of insulation to use.Ideally, your insulation baffle will be long enough to reach from the top of the sloped ceiling section to the bottom, so that you don’t have to try to insert two or three baffles in each rafter bay. (It would be hard to insert the bottom-most baffle in place if it wasn’t long enough to reach all the way to the upper attic.)If you decide to use a commercially available baffle like SmartBaffle or AccuVent  or Provent, first determine whether the products are long enough. (SmartBaffle is 37 inches long, and Accuvent baffles can be ordered in… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Terrorist in the machine: U.S. DOJ fears IoT security threat

first_imgFollow the Puck The huge wave of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices has the U.S. government worried that the technology harbors lurking security threats.According to a Defense One article, the U.S. Department of Justice has joined other agencies in evaluating IoT technology for national security risksAnd with up to 50 billion connected devices coming online by 2020, the government is scrambling to assess threats from the fast evolving technology.See also: Can ISIS hack the Internet of things? (Uh, no.)U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin said his division has a group dedicated to assessing IoT technology threats. He said it is critical to fully assess this new technology to properly combat next-generation terrorism tactics.“Look at the terrorist attack in Nice,” said Carlin. “If our trucks are running in an automated fashion — great efficiencies, great safety, on the one hand — but if we don’t think about how terrorists could exploit that on the front end, and not after they take a truck and run it through a crowd of civilians, we’ll regret it.”He says that the government moved overly fast in connecting its data store houses which left it vulnerable to state and non-state actors who have stolen valuable information for illicit use.“We made that mistake once when we moved all of our data, when we digitally connected it, and didn’t focus on how … terrorists and spies could exploit it,” said Carlin. “We can’t do that again when it comes to the Internet of Things, actual missiles, trucks and cars.”IoT security a theme around the capitalThe Justice Department joins several other federal agencies which are delving into the potential risks presented by IoT.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a program in 2012 that to fix vulnerabilities threatening IoT devices.In 2014 the Central Intelligence Agency admitted their IoT concerns. CIA Deputy Director Dawn Meyerriecks revealed that “smart refrigerators have been used in distributed denial of service attacks,” and discussed smart fluorescent LEDs that “are communicating that they need to be replaced but are also being hijacked for other things.”The National Security Agency also has its sights set on IoT, which it has said both presents a security threat and a signals intelligence bonanza. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#cybersecurity#cyberterrorism#DARPA#DOJ#IoT#nsa#Washington Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Donal Powerlast_img read more

Gorakhpur tragedy: CM Adityanath raised caution flag during previous visits

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Ministers have claimed that officials did not discuss the crisis in oxygen supply during his visit to the BRD medical college hospital in Gorakhpur on August 9.While the minute details of his interaction with the doctors there are unknown, during his visit Mr. Adityanath inspected the Japanese Encephalitis/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome ward.Mr. Adityanath had also cautioned doctors that no patient should die due to lack of medical care. “He instructed doctors that patients should receive better treatment and no patient should die due to lack of medical care [upchaar ka abhaav],” said the government statement issued on Wednesday evening.Nine children died in the hospital that day, including two in the AES ward. Twenty-one children died on August 7 and 8, including five in the AES ward, prior to his visit.The figure took a big jump on August 10 when 23 children died. The government admitted that the supply of oxygen was interrupted on the night of August 10 but stressed that no deaths were caused due to this or during the period when oxygen supply was hit.Inspections conductedOn Wednesday, Mr. Adityanath conducted a bed-to-bed inspection of the wards, unveiled a 10-BED ICU and six-bed CCI wards. He also inaugurated a CCU ward for critical children affected by JE and AES.According to the government, Mr. Adityanath had also inspected the emergency ward, infant ward, and ICU and checked on the availability of medicines.Mr. Adityanath later conducted a review meeting with health officials and doctors from Gorakpur and Basti divisions. Incidentally, he had made another visit to the hospital on July 9.last_img read more

Olympics hockey: We lost belief in ourselves, says India coach Nobbs

first_imgIndian hockey team went down 1-4 to South Korea in what was their fourth loss in a row. Reason enough for chief coach Michael Nobbs to feel dejected and disappointed.In an online interview with Mail Today Sports Editor S. Kannan, Nobbs minces no words on India’s poor show at the London Olympics.Q. How would you sum up the team’s performance till now?Nobbs: Very disappointing maybe the first three games have taken their toll on our ability to believe in ourselves.Q. You had talked of the first three matches being tough, but does a huge loss to South Korea also hurt?Nobbs: Yes we played well for the first 50 minutes of the game and let ourselves down by not taking our chances either in front of goals or from the penalty corner area.Q. Then role played by Sandeep Singh seems dubious. Is it pressure or something unusual that he is unable to convert the penalty corners?Nobbs: Well it looks like he may have succumbed to the pressure as up until this he had a 82% success rate and now some of his corners almost fail to make the goal line as what happened again today.Q. How do you think you can lift the morale of the team in such a bleak scenario?Nobbs: We can only keep working on what we do, these are supposed to be international players, our young players are playing well and don’t have that fear. I think we really need to remember that even though it hasn’t been any performance that I would find acceptable we haven’t been at this level for 8 years and we have had a good season so far up until this tournament. We will still need to make changes and bring more of your youth into the program if we are to get better.advertisementlast_img read more

Antetokounmpo unleashed as Bucks take commanding 3-1 lead over Celtics

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after making a basket and drawing a foul as Boston Celtics’ Marcus Morris (13) turns away during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — When Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter of a tie game, the Boston Celtics sensed a chance to pull away.Instead, Milwaukee took control.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ “It’s always hard to take out Giannis; let’s start there. But at the end of the day, we are conscious of trying to keep him fresh,” Budenholzer said. “It’s hard to find the words (for) what he does for our team, both ends of the court. He’s special, but he’s very hungry. He wants more, and he’s playing that way.”The Bucks have won three straight since losing the opener of the best-of-seven series at home and can eliminate the Celtics in Game 5 at home on Wednesday night. They have not reached the East finals since the ’01 team of Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson fell to Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo in seven games.“Good players, when they have an opportunity like this, they don’t waste it,” Antetokounmpo said. “At the end of the day, I’ve got to do whatever it takes to help my team win.”SUMMER TIMEIn what might be his last home game for the Celtics, Kyrie Irving scored 23 points with 10 assists. But he was 7 for 22 from the floor, including 1 for 7 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments LATEST STORIES Of the game, and the series.Antetokounmpo watched the Bucks bench open a double-digit lead, then returned with a dominating fourth quarter to finish with 39 points and 16 rebounds as Milwaukee beat Boston 113-101 on Monday night to move one win from its first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since 2001.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“If we’re honest with you, when Giannis and Khris (Middleton) go to the bench, you’re concerned,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said after his reserves outscored Boston’s 32-7 in the game and turned a 59-all tie into a 78-68 lead. “But you have confidence that that group can play.”George Hill scored 15 points — nine in the third quarter — and Pat Connaughton had nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Milwaukee, which outscored Boston’s bench 42-16 in Game 3. After sitting out the last 8:18 of the third quarter, Antetokounmpo scored 17 points with seven rebounds in the fourth to help the Bucks pull away. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup “Yeah that was killer,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Their bench comes in, they’ve had no dropoff. Connaughton’s been excellent. George Hill’s been absolutely tremendous.”TIP-INSMilwaukee has won four straight road playoff games. … Marcus Smart, who has been out since tearing a muscle in his side during the second-to-last game of the regular season, played 15 minutes and scored three points, making 1 of 7 attempts from 3-point range. … It was Antetokounmpo’s eighth career 30-point playoff game, tying Marques Johnson for second in franchise history.UP NEXTGame 5 is Wednesday in Milwaukee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Who cares? I’m a basketball player,” said the six-time All-Star, who can become a free agent this summer. “I’m trying to do it all. For me, the 22 shots — I should have shot 30.”After leading all scorers with 26 points in Boston’s Game 1 blowout, Irving has made 19 of 62 shots and just 4 of 20 from 3-point range. He left the court with a few seconds remaining on the clock; many in the crowd had already headed for the exits, but a lone fan shouted at Irving, “Don’t leave!”“I know probably to the outside world we probably don’t stand much of a chance,” Celtics Center Al Horford, who scored 20. “We’re at a low point as a group, I guess that’s the reality. We’ll have to bring that fight to them on Wednesday.”DIFFERENT YEARSBoston beat Milwaukee in seven games in the first round last year and went on to lose to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in seven games in last year’s conference finals. They will have to win three straight — two of them on the road — to return.“I know probably to the outside world we probably don’t stand much of a chance,” said Celtics Center Al Horford, who scored 20. “We’re at a low point as a group, I guess that’s the reality. We’ll have to bring that fight to them on Wednesday.”Marcus Morris Sr. scored 18 with 14 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum had 17 points and 10 boards for Boston.EARLY RUNSBoston led by as many as 11 points before Connaughton made a long 3 at the first-quarter buzzer to make it 30-22. With about five minutes left in the second, the Bucks scored eight straight points to tie it.Boston led 67-65 before Milwaukee scored 13 of the next 14 points — seven of them by Hill, and all of them with Antetokounmpo on the bench — to open a double-digit lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper Undergoes Elbow Surgery, On Course to Return Early Next Year

first_img footballhugo llorisPremier LeagueTottenham Hotspur First Published: November 7, 2019, 6:35 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has had surgery on his elbow injury and remains on course to return early in the New Year, the club announced on Thursday.The 32-year-old goalkeeper, who captained France to World Cup glory last year, suffered a dislocation to the joint when he landed awkwardly on his left arm early in the 3-0 defeat at Brighton on October 5. The club were monitoring the problem but after specialists said his elbow remained “unstable”, Lloris was put under the knife.The surgery is not expected to lengthen his recovery time, with the club saying he is due to return to training early next year.”Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow,” Spurs said in a statement on their website.Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 7, 2019″The France goalkeeper dislocated his elbow and sustained ligament damage during our Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion last month.”Surgery was advised after further reviews by specialists found the elbow remained unstable.”Our club captain remains on course to return to training in the early part of next year.” last_img read more