first_img… 7 recaptured…PPP/C expresses concern over latest disasterJoining the four criminals that are already on the run, another 13 prisonersThe hole which the men dug to escapeescaped from the Lusignan penitentiary between Sunday evening and Monday morning, literally slipping out from under the nose of a Joint Services operation.Among these 13 men, 10 were charged for murder, while one was charged for attempted murder and two for armed robbery. The murder accused are Clive Forde, Pascal Smith, Kerry Cromwell, Odel Roberts, Kendell Skeet, Rayon Jones, Jason Howard, Shawn Harris, Paul Goriah and Jamal Forde. The armed robbery accused are Teshawn McKenzie and Winston Long, while the attempted murder accused is Jamal Joseph.By late Monday evening, Roberts, Jamal Forde, Jones, Long, Howard, McKenzie and Jamal Joseph were recaptured. Three were caught at Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, including Forde; and two others were caught in Georgetown. Howard was later recaptured in North East La Penitence, Georgetown while Joseph was caught in South Ruimveldt.It is believed that the men escaped from the swampy pasture of the Lusignan Prison by digging a hole under the perimeter fence. The hole is about five feet in length and another five feet in depth.While there are three layers of security at the penitentiary, the men were able to escape presumably during the downpour in the wee hours of Sunday.The first layer of security, Guyana Times understands, is the actual prison security. Then there are the Police ranks who are overlooking the criminals, and outside the parameter are members of the Guyana Defence Force.The Guyana Prison Service has come in for harsh criticism after it was revealed that the exterior of the prison had thick vegetation, which the men used to their advantage.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who appeared on the state owned National Communications Network (NCN) to speak to the nation, said a joint services’ operation codenamed ‘Clean Sweep’ has been intensified to recapture the fugitives, as well as the four who are still on the run following the fire at the Camp Street Prison.Nevertheless, the Minister explained that there were 99 inmates in total in the swampy holding area, 13 of whom have escaped; but he said the remaining 86 will be transferred to the brick prison at Camp Street which has been sufficiently completed to securely hold them.However, since the escape of the prisoners, Police have been combing the backlands along the East Coast of Demerara, and army and Police ranks have been stopping and searching vehicles along the East Coast Highway. In addition, security presence in the community of Lusignan has been beefed up; but the residents are still in fear. And in success, ECD, members of the joint services have been urging residents not to go into the backdam.The escapees have now joined the Camp Street escapees: Royden Durant, aka Smallie; Uree Varswyck, aka “Malcolm Gordon”; Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander and Corbena Stephens.DisasterMeanwhile, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic has, in a statement, expressed its deepest concerns over the latest “disaster to have befallen this nation.” The release stated that most dangerous prisoners escaped the pasture in which they were corralled at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, and this is the latest tragedy that has catapulted the nation into even greater fear.The matter, the opposition highlighted, is compounded by the fact that the present Government is manifestly incapable of saying or doing anything to allay the fear and trauma that have gripped Guyana.“Will they still ludicrously contend that they inherited this situation from the PPP/C Government?” the PPP asked.As such, the PPP/C reiterates its continued support for the members of the Disciplined Forces, and has urged them to expend their best efforts in seeking to capture all the escapees, so that Guyana can return to some degree of normalcy.last_img read more


first_imgLAA alteration…PPP to appeal decisionHigh Court Judge Gino Persaud on Friday dismissed a case filed by Opposition Commissioner at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Bibi Shadick, over Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan’s changes to several Local Authority Areas (LAAs) – a move which the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) deems as gerrymandering.Back in September, Shadick had approached the court to issue a series of orders including to quash Bulkan’s order of holding Local Government Elections in seven Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) since he failed to issue an Order under the Local Democratic Organs Act, Chapter 28:09, before announcing the November 12 polls. These NDCs are Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; and Wyburg/Caracas.However, the High Court Judge ruled that the Communities Minister complied withJustice Gino Persaudthe law as set out in the Local Democratic Organs Act Chapter 28:09 and the Local Authorities Elections Act Chapter 28:03 of the Laws of Guyana. The court noted that seven NDCs were in fact established in 1990 by Order No 51 of 1990 in compliance with the Local Democratic Organs Act and the boundaries already established in 1990.Moreover, Justice Persaud found that there was no specific legal requirement in the law for the Minister to publish the boundaries of the NDCs or for LAAs for every successive election as contended by the applicant’s Attorney Anil Nandlall. Against this, the Judge dismissed the case against Minister Bulkan.Meanwhile, Shadick had also sought orders from the court against GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield, who went ahead to demarcate and re-demarcate constituencies’ boundaries without consultations with electors, stakeholders and political parties.This, too, was dismissed by Justice Persaud, who also ruled on Friday that Attorney Nandlall failed to adduce any evidence that the CEO of GECOM hadGECOM PPP Commissioner Bibi Shadickfixed the boundaries of the seven NDCs in usurpation of the Minister’s authority as alleged in his application.The Judge noted that when specifically asked by the court to produce documents to show documents providing his case, the applicant, through her lawyer, could not produce any and as such, the court found there was no case against the second-named respondent.In addition, the court also ordered that both parties – Bulkan and Lowenfield – be paid costs of $150,000 each.During Friday’s decision, Minister Bulkan was represented by a team from the Attorney General’s Chambers, including Attorney General Basil Williams, Solicitor General Kim Kyte-Thomas and State Solicitor Ayana Mc Calman. Meanwhile, the Chief Elections Officer was represented by Attorney Roysdale Forde.A statement from the AG Chambers on Friday states that the court’s ruling paves the way for Local Government Elections to proceed on Monday November 12, without obstruction, interruption or delay.However, the PPP on the other hand has expressed disappointment over theCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkanruling, saying that this case – along with others that have been filed – were done with the sole objective of protecting the democratic process, strengthening the electoral machinery and safeguarding citizens right to vote and to engender consultation with and participation of the citizens in the electoral decision making process.“Unfortunately, thus far, we have been unable to persuade the Judiciary that important violations are taking place in relation to the Constitution and our electoral laws, which threaten the very democratic foundations upon which this nation rests.Although, evidence was produced that Minister Ronald Bulkan adopted a particular course of action in relation to identification of LAAs, the demarcation of boundaries and the allocation of seats for each constituency for the LGE of 2015, as he is mandated to do by law, but that he failed to follow that very process in respect of the 2018 elections, the learned Judge found nothing wrong with this departure,” the Opposition posited.The party went on to note that the Judge, having found that the Minister acted in accordance with the law, omitted to determine a number of important issues raised in the case.These include: Whether the CEO can create new constituencies in existing NDCs areas without consulting with either the electors or the political parties; WhetherGECOM CEO Keith Lowenfieldthe CEO at his own whim and fancy can merge existing constituencies and add constituencies within existing NDCs when their impact clearly create an electoral advantage in favour of one political party and to the disadvantage of other political parties, without consulting with the electors, the political parties or any organisation or stakeholder whatsoever; and whether the CEO acted on his own or carried out the directions of the Minister in the alteration of these constituencies and whether the process followed by the CEO, in so doing, was lawful.“These were some of the fundamental issues which we expected pronouncements on for future guidance. Unfortunately, these issues were not addressed by the court in the oral decision delivered. However, we pledge to continue to persevere relentlessly in our struggles to protect our citizens’ right to vote and indeed the democratic process as a whole,” PPP stated.On this note, the party said it will be appealing the High Court ruling.last_img read more


first_img“It was close to midnight,” Campbell said. “They needed to have their lights on.” Athletic director Mike Roth said the university is still gathering information, and the players will face the same disciplinary standards as any other students. “The program is shocked and extremely disappointed,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said before Saturday’s 60-49 West Coast Conference win over SaintMary’s. “We regret the far-reaching effect this has on our program and the university.” Heytvelt, a 6-foot-11 sophomore, is a starting forward and the team’s second-leading scorer at 15.5 points a game. Davis, a freshman from Canada who played most of his high school ball in Philadelphia, has not played this season following shoulder surgery in October. LMU star hurt: Loyola Marymount center Matthew Knight suffered a concussion when he hit his head on the floor in a 71-66 WCC win over San Diego. San Diego’s Ray Murdoch was driving to the basket less than four minutes into the game when he collided with Knight, a 6-foot-8 senior and the Lions’ leading scorer. Knight fell backward, hit the back of his head on the floor and sustained a concussion, according to Loyola Marymount spokesman John Shaffer. Knight did not move for more than two minutes as the training staffs from each school attended to him. Knight was finally helped up and needed the aid of two teammates to walk off. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gonzaga basketball players Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis were suspended from the team following their arrest in which police said marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms were in their car. The players were booked into Spokane (Wash.) County Jail on Friday night for investigation of drug possession, Cheney Police Cmdr. Rick Campbell said. Prosecutors have until the end of Wednesday to file charges. The two were released Saturday on their own recognizance. center_img Campbell said the amount of marijuana was enough only for a misdemeanor, but possession of mushrooms is a felony. Campbell said police pulled over the car because its tail lights were not working. Officers smelled marijuana and searched the car, he said. last_img read more


first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic could be facing an uncertain future this summer as Newcastle prepare to return to the Premier League.Mitrovic helped the Magpies back into the top flight after just one season in the Championship.But the Serbia striker continues to be linked with other clubs – both in England and abroad.“I’m very happy to help Newcastle back to the Premier League because that’s where the club deserves to be,” Mitrovic said.“I heard something about other clubs but for now I just want to rest. I need to prepare for next season.“If some good offers for me – which are also good for the club – come in for me over the summer then we will speak about it.“If it doesn’t happen then I’m still a Newcastle United player, I have three years on my contract.“So we have to speak to the club, to the manager (Rafael Benitez) and we will see.”Mitrovic has had a mixed time on Tyneside since his £14.5million switch from Anderlecht in July 2015.The 22-year-old has provided glimpses of the potential he has shown more readily in a Serbia shirt.But his physical power and aerial ability has not been matched by his scoring record at Newcastle, with Mitrovic’s 59 league appearances yielding only 13 league goals.It has been a far different story at international level as he has proved a major force.Mitrovic has five goals so far in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, and Sunday’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Wales took Serbia back to the top of the Group D standings.“I like playing against Wales,” said Mitrovic, who also scored in the Cardiff draw between the two countries last November.“It was like a Championship game, I can say. There was a lot of fight in the middle.“We made mistakes that we shouldn’t have made.“Wales scored from one mistake we made, but we showed good character to come back against them again.“It’s not so bad for us, we are back to the top of the group.“Everything depends on us and now we have Moldova at home in our next game.” Aleksandar Mitrovic is considering his future as a Newcastle player 1last_img read more


first_imgConor Gibbons scored a late, late point to send St Eunan’s through to the Donegal SFC Final.A late, late point from Conor Gibbons ensured St Eunan’s edged out St Michael’s in an absolutely thrilling encounter at Mac Cumhaill Park.There has been widespread criticism aimed at the standard of play so far in this year’s Donegal SFC, but tonight both sides served up a fantastic game of football.As expected St Michael’s employed a defensive strategy that has so far served them well in this year’s championship, and again like last Sunday night against Dungloe, St Michael’s got off to a dream start. Andrew Kelly, who was outstanding throughout, pointed after an excellent team move involving several players.Then after just five minutes, St Michael’s scored a superb goal.Quick thinking from the ever bright Colm McFadden created the goal for Brian McLaughlin.He spotted the full-forward free inside the square, and he delivered a wonderful pass to which McLaughlin expertly dispatched with his fist . It was a dream start for Tony Wilkinson’s side, but in truth St Eunan’s responded superbly.A brace of scores from Conall Dunne, and points from Dara Mulgrew, Conor Gibbons and Rory Kavanagh put St Eunan’s back in-front.St Michael’s responded to level through the impressive Brian McLaughlin, but Eunan’s edged themselves in-front again with another score from Dunne.However, St Michael’s stunned Eunan’s again with another superbly worked goal.St Michael’s turned-over St Eunan’s in possession and counter attacked at a ferocious pace. Andrew Kelly released Brian McLaughlin whose his initial effort was well saved, but Kelly was on hand to fire to the back of the net, to put St Michael’s ahead by two at the break.Half-time St Michael’s 2-03 St Eunan’s 0-07St Michael’s started the second-half brightly, and scores from McFadden and Kelly put them four points ahead early in the second-half.St Eunan’s needed a goal, and they got it, through a wonderfully well-worked move. Kevin Rafferty and Rory Kavanagh combined well to release Mulgrew who finished with aplomb to put Maxi Curran’s side right back into the game.A Conall Dunne free levelled matters before Sean McVeigh pointed a beauty with his left peg.St Michael’s stormed right back though, Colm McFadden scored an absolute peach to level the match and then Toye added another to edge Michael’s in-front again.Gibbons then levelled before McFadden pointed from a free to give Tony Wilkinson’s side the advantage as the clock ticked down.However, Eunan’s were not to be found wanting, and the score of the night came from Rory Kavanagh an absolute peach of a score from way out on the line brought Eunan’s level again, and in the context of the game at that stage was huge.St Michael’s were defended well and Eunan’s couldn’t find a way through, but up stepped Kavanagh with the wonder-score to level the match.There was still plenty of drama left, St Michael’s had a late chance to win it, but Toye failed to convert his chance, and then St Eunan’s won it at the death.They patiently worked it up the field, where the brilliant Gibbons found space before firing over to send Maxi Curran’s side to the final.McFadden had a late chance with a free, but it would’ve have been an exceptional score if he pointed, it dropped short, and referee Seamus McGonagle blew the final whistle.Heartbreak for St Michael’s, ecstasy for St Eunan’s.DONEGAL SFC SEMI-FINAL: GIBBONS THE LATE, LATE HERO FOR ST EUNAN’S was last modified: October 25th, 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:Donegal SFCGAAsemi-finalSt EunansSt Michaelslast_img read more


first_img“It’s really unfortunate, it’s a really difficult one, but I think the referee has to play to the rules of the game and they are the rules.“It’s unfortunate, but everyone knows it and the player knows it.“I know it’s an emotional thing, but they are the rules and you have to play by them.”Listen back to Mark Schwarzer on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above Leicester City fans hold up a banner ahead of their match with Cardiff City as they honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Former Leicester City goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has said referee Lee Probert cannot be blamed after he booked goalscorer Demarai Gray for his tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Fans were outraged on Saturday when Gray was shown a yellow card for taking his shirt off to reveal a tribute to the late Foxes chairman after his match-winning goal against Cardiff.It was Leicester’s first game since the helicopter tragedy which took the life of the club’s well-loved chairman and four others.It was an emotional day in Wales, with the classy Cardiff fans joining the tributes to Khun Vichai ahead of the match, and the emotion showed when Gray fired the Foxes in front. 2 As the Englishman wheeled away in celebration, he stripped off to reveal the message, ‘for Khun Vichai’, printed on his undershirt.Probert was branded ‘an absolute disgrace’ for dishing out the yellow card for Gray’s celebration, with some criticising the referee of a lack of humility.To be fair to Probert, it was clear he was uncomfortable with the situation.TV cameras captured the referee’s reaction when Gray ran past him in celebration, and he had the look of a man who really didn’t want to reach into his pocket, but the rules meant he had to.And former Foxes goalkeper Schwarzer told talkSPORT on Monday that he sympathised with the ref and conceded he was left with little choice but to book the player.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “It’s a real hard one, because it’s the rules.“And you know what, every week something happens to someone somewhere and if we change the rules for it, it just opens the door up. Referee Lee Probert was slammed by fans 2last_img read more


first_imgTHE GANG which travelled from Derry last night to carry out their ‘hit’ in Buncrana has a long history of attacks in both Derry and Donegal.Republican Action Against Drugs was set up by six former IRA members who did not object to the peace process, but did not agree with new policing measures.They have warned of attacks in Co Donegal and have carried out a number of attacks. This is a timeline of hits north and south2009▪    16 April: RAAD claimed responsibility for detonating a pipe bomb at a house on Balmoral Avenue, Derry ▪    8 June: RAAD claimed responsibility for detonating a pipe bomb under a car in  Manorcunnigham.▪    7 October: RAAD claimed responsibility for kidnapping and shooting a 27-year-old man in the foot in Derry.▪    17 October: RAAD claimed responsibility for shooting a 17-year-old man in both legs at a house on Virginia Court, Derry▪    6 December: RAAD claimed responsibility for planting five pipe bombs in Derry. Four targeted cars and the fifth was planted behind a house. Three of the bombs exploded.▪    11 December: RAAD claimed responsibility for kidnapping and shooting two men (aged 29 and 27) in the legs in Derry. One of the men later admitted that he had been involved in dealing “dodgy merchandise”2010 ▪    27 January: RAAD was blamed for shooting a 52-year-old man in the legs at his shop on Waterloo Street, Derry. It is thought the man was targeted for selling legal highs. The attacker fled on a motorcycle.▪    23 February: RAAD claimed responsibility for shooting a 29-year-old man in both legs on Rinmore Drive, Derry. In a statement to a local newspaper, RAAD claimed that the man had been warned about his activities and that he had been “punished” for failing to heed that warning.▪    28 March: RAAD claimed responsibility for exploding two pipe bombs in Derry. One exploded in a van on High Park and another exploded in a car on Carrickreagh Gardens.▪    28 March: RAAD claimed responsibility for planting an explosive device outside a head shop in Letterkenny. It was made safe by the security forces. In a statement, RAAD said it was the “first and only warning” the shop would receive. It closed shortly the next day. ▪    30 March: RAAD claimed in a statement that its members had fired a shot at a house in Dungiven, Co Derry. It added that the members “arrested” a man in the town who later “gave an undertaking to cease his activity immediately”.▪    13 April: RAAD were blamed for shooting a 24-year-old man in the leg at his house on Cable Street, Derry.▪    19 April: RAAD claimed responsibility for exploding two pipe bombs at houses in the Derry area. One exploded at a house on Spruce Meadows in Culmore, Derry, and another at a house on Westland Street in Derry.▪    19 April: RAAD claimed responsibility for shooting a 24-year-old man in both legs at a house on Lisnafin Park in Strabane.▪    20 April: RAAD claimed responsibility for exploding a pipe bomb outside a house on Dunmore Gardens, Derry.▪    21 April: RAAD were blamed for exploding a pipe bomb outside a house on Anderson Crescent, Limavady, Co Derry.▪    15 May: RAAD were believed to have been behind a gun attack on a house in Newry▪    21 May: RAAD were blamed for shooting an 18-year-old man in the leg in Newry.▪    22 May: RAAD were blamed for shooting dead a 25-year-old man in his home at Glebe Gardens, Strabane. He was shot once in each leg and once in the arm. The man had recently returned from England, after being threatened by RAAD for dealing cocaine. The gunmen told him to leave Northern Ireland within 24 hours. On 3 June, the man’s then-vacant house was set alight.▪    23 May: RAAD were blamed for exploding a pipe bomb in a car at O’Nolan Park, Strabane.▪    27 May: RAAD claimed responsibility for exploding a pipe bomb at a house in Springhill Park, Strabane. The group said it was a warning to the owner to cease drug dealing.▪    28 May: RAAD claimed responsibility for planting a pipe bomb in Celtic Bar on Stanley’s Walk, Derry. It failed to explode.▪    3 June: RAAD were blamed for exploding a pipe bomb inside a parked car in the Ballycolman area of Strabane. Four masked men smashed the car window and threw the bomb inside shortly after midnight.▪    3 June: RAAD claimed responsibility for exploding a pipe bomb inside a car in the Ardgrange area of Derry.▪    8 June: RAAD claimed responsibility for exploding a pipe bomb at the door of a house in the Ardgrange area of Derry. It said that the owner was a “career criminal” and was selling heroin.▪    8 June: RAAD claimed that it held a “show of strength” in the Creggan,Derry. RAAD members allegedly searched a row of shops before firing 80 shots in the air using automatic weapons.▪    15 June: RAAD claimed to have seized “several thousand” e tabs from a criminal gang and handed them to a community worker in Derry for destruction.▪    25 June: RAAD were blamed for exploding a pipe bomb at the front door of a house on Hawthorn Drive, Derry. The house was owned by a convicted drug smuggler and his partner, who had recently been fined for drug possession.The group later claimed responsibility.▪    17 July: RAAD were blamed for shooting a taxi driver in both legs at Glebe Gardens, Strabane.▪    26 July: RAAD claimed responsibility for raiding a house in Dunmore Gardens, Derry. Four men entered the house (which was occupied) and fired shots before leaving. RAAD stated that the homeowner had ignored its warnings to stop dealing drugs. The man later admitted this, and claimed that he had stopped dealing drugs since the raid.▪    31 August: RAAD claimed responsibility for firing shots at a house in Dove Gardens, Derry. It also claimed to have discovered and destroyed 12 cannabis plants in a house a week earlier. When the PSNI responded to the incident they were attacked with petrol bombs and other missiles.▪    18 September: A RAAD member fired warning shots during a disturbance on Bligh’s Lane, Derry. A news report claimed that shots were fired at a group of youths,[51] but RAAD claimed that the shots had been fired “over their heads”. In a statement to the Derry Journal, it said “We were left with no option but to act after the people involved attacked a house at Rinmore Drive to gain entry to drink and take drugs”. It also claimed that the youths had been involved in “drug dealing, drug taking, joyriding, assaults, arson and intimidation of local residents” in the area.▪    17 October: RAAD claimed responsibility for shooting a 20-year-old man in the legs at his home in Slievemore Park, Derry. He had been convicted of assaulting an ambulance driver in 2007 and RAAD claimed that he continued to be involved in “anti-social behaviour and criminality”.▪    23 October: RAAD claimed responsibility for shooting a 20-year-old man as he delivered food to a house in Creggan Heights, Derry. He was hit six times in the legs. The group claimed he was involved in drug dealing and that had been “under close surveillance” for the past ten months.The man later admitted being a drug dealer and claimed to have stopped after the shooting.▪    21 November: RAAD were blamed for exploding a pipe bomb inside a man’s car at Cromore Gardens, Derry. The man denied being involved in drug dealing.2011▪    7 March: RAAD claimed responsibility for firing shots at a house in Muff. In a statement, it said it had “attempted to execute” a named individual, adding, “Only for a malfunctioning weapon he would be dead”.[57] On 24 May 2011, it claimed responsibility for a bomb attack at the same house.▪    13 March: RAAD was blamed for shooting a 20-year-old man in the legs at Springhill Park, Strabane.▪    2 June: RAAD claimed responsibility for detonating a small bomb at the door of a house on Lecky Road, Derry. Shrapnel went through two nearby windows but there were no injuries. The group apologized for “causing any distress”.On 7 July, it claimed responsibility for shooting a 36-year-old man in the legs at a house on the same road.▪    17 November: RAAD claimed responsibility for shooting a 61-year-old man at a house in Ballyarnet, Derry. Three days later, it claimed responsibility for shooting a 22-year-old man in the legs at a house on Creggan Road in the city.▪    13 December: RAAD was blamed for shooting two men in the legs at High Park, Derry. One of them was a nephew of Martin McGuinness.BUNCRANA MURDER: A TIME TO KILL – TIMELINE OF AN ANTI-DRUG TERROR GROUP was last modified: February 10th, 2012 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:buncrana murderdonegalHISTORY OF TERROR GROUPRAADlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal computer users have been warned about a lethal new virus which is almost impossible to remove.The virus infects your computer and locks or blocks you from logging into your computer but also disturbingly encrypts all the files on the computer.This is a more advanced version of the Irish language ransom virus first reported by Techie2u Mobile Computer Repair’s to Donegal Daily in 2012. That virus can be removed with a few hours work and your computer can be returned to you the next day with all your files intact with a fully functioning computer as good as new.However this new more advanced version of the ransom virus uses a very different approach, it will display a message trying to extort between €100-€300 from you, and it can equally infect home or business users computers.It encrypts or locks all the files on your computer including your Photo collection, Documents, Spreadsheets, Client Database records and Company Accounts files. This new development could potentially have a devastating impact on any Business.It will display a timer on the computer screen and if you do not pay via online money transfer systems within the time displayed on screen the key to decrypt or unlock the files on your Computer is deleted forever. At the present moment there is no possible way to unlock or decrypt the files as it uses 1024-bit RSA standard encryption. The virus itself can be removed from the computer however at the present time it is not possible to unlock your files and they will remain encrypted and completely unusable to you.This new virus is so advanced it will encrypt files in devices attached to the infected Computer including portable hard drives, mapped network drives and even files stored on online backup storage systems. If you pay the ransom there is no guarantee that your files will ever actually be unlocked. This has all the hall marks of “game changing” event in the fight between I.T. good guys and bad guys.Techie2u has warned clients about the virus and has created an emergency email account for any one that has concerns about their company Data security and will advise them on the correct course of action to take to safe guard there information.If you have been affected by the virus email ransomvirushelp@gmail.com NEW COMPUTER VIRUS HITS DONEGAL USERS was last modified: October 3rd, 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:COMPUTER VIRUSTechie2ulast_img read more


first_img “Many countries, for example, have questions about the pace and scope of China’s military expansion,” he said in his prepared remarks. “A growth in China’s power projection understandably leads other nations to question China’s intentions and to adjust their behavior in some fashion.” He urged China to be more transparent about its military buildup and said history suggests that greater openness in the military and economic fields is eventually tied to openness in the political sphere. It was the second time Rumsfeld had raised the issue of Chinese defense spending since embarking on the trip. In an interview with reporters accompanying him from Washington on Tuesday, Rumsfeld said the United States and other countries would like to know why the Chinese government has understated its defense spending. He mentioned no budget figures, but the Pentagon said last summer that China may be spending $90 billion on defense this year – three times the announced total. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Most of the nations in Asia understand that,” he added, implying that China does not. Later, Rumsfeld was meeting with President Hu Jintao and his defense minister, Gen. Cao Gangchuan. In his remarks at the Central Party School, Rumsfeld advised vigilance against “another Great Wall” – a barrier limiting speech, information and choices. People cannot be isolated for long, he said. The speech applauded China’s recent dramatic economic growth and said the United States would welcome a peaceful and prosperous China. “We also approach our relationship realistically,” Rumsfeld added. BEIJING – China is raising global suspicion about its military intentions by failing to acknowledge the true size of recent increases in its defense spending, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said. On his first trip to China as President George W. Bush’s Pentagon chief, Rumsfeld is meeting with government officials and senior military leaders in advance of Bush’s planned visit next month. A Chinese spokesman said he hoped Rumsfeld’s visit “would increase his understanding” of China’s policy. In his first scheduled event of the three-day trip – a speech at a top Communist Party training center – Rumsfeld lectured China on the lessons of democracy. He urged more political openness and cautioned against the fast pace and secretive nature of China’s military expansion. “While there is no one model that is perfect for every nation at every time in its development, a look across the globe suggests that societies that tend to encourage more open markets and freer systems are societies where the people are enjoying the greatest opportunities,” Rumsfeld said in remarks prepared for delivery today at the Central Party School, the party’s top training center for mid-career members and its main ideological think tank. last_img read more


first_imgClark recorded a combined 3-0 singles and doubles record, including a pair of singles wins. He helped team to league win at Oral Roberts, defeating Eddy Leardini (6-3, 6-3) and then notched a straight-set win over Tulsa’s Lucca Baptista. Clark teamed up with Tom Hands for a 6-3 doubles win over the Golden Hurrican tandem. Clark and the rest of the Bulldogs travel to Florida to take on No. 19 Florida State on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Print Friendly Version ELMHURST, Ill. – For the second time this season, junior Ben Clark was named Summit League Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday, March 13. A Bulldog has received the weekly award six out eight weeks in their inaugural season in the Summit League.center_img Clark leads the team with a 12-4 singles record and holds a 12-9 doubles mark.last_img read more