The 28-year-old Everton full-back was felled by a poor challenge from Wales full-back Neil Taylor during the 0-0 draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium.Taylor was given a straight red card for the challenge, which left Coleman in clear distress and cast a pall over the remainder of the World Cup Qualifier.Coleman was visited in hospital on Friday night by Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane.The defender has fractured his right tibia and fibula, snd the FAI reported on Saturday: “Seamus Coleman underwent surgery on Saturday morning, under the care of the FAI’s Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor John O’Byrne and Mr. Gary O’Toole, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.”O’Neill said: “Seamus suffered a serious leg injury and has undergone surgery.”He has had an exceptional season with both club and country, and he will be a big loss”But Seamus is so mentally strong that, when he has fully recovered, he will be as brilliant as before.”FAI CEO John Delaney added: “Seamus has been a terrific captain for his country, and on behalf of the FAI Board and everyone in the Association, I want to send Seamus our very best wishes.”We look forward to welcoming Seamus back to the Ireland team, following his recovery.”The Ireland squad will resume full training on Monday, 27 March ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Iceland at the Aviva but John O’Shea, James McCarthy, Glenn Whelan and Jonathan Walters are to leave the camp and return to their clubs.
The rise of crime coupled with feelings of fear that it will not subside during the most festive season of the year, whether in practice or perception, has certainly tumbleset this nation into unprecedented levels of uneasiness. In some ways, fear of crime is more damaging to the public than the actual act of crime. Who will be the next victim of crime is not predictable but the ever lurking feel of crime is. This feeling places enormous pressure on the human psyche, including the lack of rest and poor performance at the work place.The reports, however, emanating from the dailies about the arrest and charge of seven individuals and a posting of a wanted bulletin by the Police and Interpol for the alleged mastermind in the murder of Faiyaz Narinedatt at No 70 village should provide a sigh of relief to the public that the Police Force has started to be more robust in solving some serious crime.The Police must be commended for their work and the public must support the Police in solving this crime so that a message can be delivered that no one is above law, including those we trust to protect the public.I am very much cognizant of the fact that there is much more to be done in order to have a more functional and trustworthy Police Force. One area that needs attention badly is the gap between the community and Police. Rural villagers, in particular, do not trust the Police and some Police ranks do not listen or list in their investigation what villagers have to offer in solving crimes. They are often dismissed as village crimes of passion, developed over a long period. Yet, tight-knit communities like along the Corentyne agricultural belt have more information about themselves than anyone else.In this regard, the Police should be trained to be more culturally sensitive to communities they serve so that a friendly rather than a fractured and fragmented relationship between the Police and community can be fostered. This approach has worked well in the US and I think it can be a win-win situation in Guyana because it will not only build trust between community and Police but also reduce, prevent or even solve crime.Interestingly, the murder of Faiyaz Narinedatt reminds me of another murder that occurred in this village in 2013 that went unceremoniously cold. The Police and community have different views as to why and who murdered a US-based medical doctor Max Kungel on the backlands at No 70 Village. The Police arrested a young man in this case who apparently committed suicide while in custody at No 51 Police Station. The case was then dropped like a hot potato.Information provided to me while I was conducting research on a project unrelated to crime and criminality on the villages around No 70 suggested otherwise. May I ask Minister Khemraj Ramjattan to reopen this case given the alleged cover-up of Narinedatt’s murder from some ranks in the Police Force?Meanwhile, I ask Marcus Brian Bisram, the alleged mastermind in the murder of Faiyaz Narinedatt to do the right thing, which is, get a lawyer and turn yourself in to the Police.The longer you stay in hiding, the more damaging your case of defence will become. I know you are wise enough to know that this case will simply not vanish in thin air if you are not questioned about your role in the murder of Narinedatt. You have misjudged your power in Guyana.Furthermore, too many resources have already been expended on trying to bring justice to an unjust act. In some ways, the judicial system is being murdered financially in trying to solve this crime. Guyana can surely use these resources elsewhere. I must commend the family of Narinedatt for standing firm on this case and for resisting millions of dollars to “duck” the story. My message to the family is this: justice will prevail, the nation is supporting you. Finally, and I repeat, Marcus Brian Bisram turn yourself in to the Police.(Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org)
VICTORIA, B.C. – Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today that the provincial government is investing $1.2 million to help increase moose populations in B.C.The funding comes in the wake of a report prepared by Al Gorley titled the “Strategy to Help Restore Moose Populations in British Columbia,” which advises government to set priorities in key regions and enhance the integration of moose management with other land use activities.“This initiative and additional resources will help us immediately address some of the recommendations in Gorley’s report,” said Thomson. “The funding helps us take action to support moose, while ensuring that British Columbia remains at the forefront of wildlife management.”- Advertisement -The government says that it is acting on all 21 recommendations in the report. Some of the immediate actions taken include:Reducing the number of limited-entry hunts for moose cows and calves from 1,792 in 2011 to 200 in 2016.Preparing moose management plans for the Peace, Omineca and Cariboo regions.Using existing tools to increase habitat protection.Expanding moose survey work planned for this winter to include calf mortality.The report was prepared by Gorley in consultation with numerous First Nations, the B.C. Wildlife Federation, the Guide and Outfitters Association of B.C., the Wildlife Stewardship Council, the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, and the Council of Forest Industries. “After hearing concerns from people across the province I am very encouraged to see the government is moving ahead with the strategy,” said Gorley.The funding adds to the $750,000 the province is already spending on moose management this year. The new money is earmarked for on-the-ground activities like habitat enhancement and decommissioning unused forest service roads, which can affect moose survival, as well as research activities.Advertisement
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The lawsuit stems from a feud between states that want to take aggressive action to address one of the leading causes of global warming and the Bush administration’s hands-off approach to regulation. In California, scientists predict that global warming will reduce the mountain snowpacks – the state’s largest source of water – while rising sea levels will submerge coastal homes and erode beaches. Warmer temperatures will wither crops that can’t survive in longer, hotter summers. Wildfires will char forests. About one-third of the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions come from cars, pickups and sport utility vehicles, a figure that will only grow if they are not regulated and the nation’s largest state continues to attract millions more new residents. Without its auto regulations, California will have a hard time meeting its ambitious goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020, Air Resources Board chairwoman Mary Nichols said. “We will have to find emission reductions elsewhere, from our industries and from our cities and our people. And we can’t do that,” Nichols said. “We need this technology; we know it’s there.” SACRAMENTO – California and 14 other states are demanding urgent action on global warming from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, arguing in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the environmental and health risks are mounting every day that the Bush administration delays action. But a quick remedy to the problem might not be in the cards, even if the EPA makes a decision about California’s plan to give its drivers cleaner cars that emit fewer greenhouse gases. A tangle of lawsuits is expected to follow, no matter what the EPA’s decision is, as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged Thursday. “We sue again, and sue again and sue again until we get it,” he said at a Capitol news conference. California’s lawsuit against the EPA, filed in U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., seeks to force a decision about whether California can enact the country’s first emissions standards for cars and light trucks. The state first sought permission nearly two years ago after it adopted an anti-pollution law to control emissions from cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles. More than a dozen other states have followed California’s lead. EPA administrator Stephen Johnson said last summer that he would decide by the end of this year. His spokeswoman, Jennifer Wood, said Thursday that it was “unfortunate that California is more interested in getting a good headline than allowing us to make a good decision.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even though activist-actor Rob Reiner has stepped aside as chairman of the First 5 California Children and Families Commission, a dark cloud still hangs over the program – as well as the ballot proposition Reiner’s pushing for the June election. The controversy stems from First 5’s spending $23 million in public money – raised from the tobacco tax Reiner championed in 1998 – on ads promoting the value of preschool programs. This, at the same time Reiner was trying to drum up public support for his latest initiative, Proposition 82, which would guarantee free preschool for all of California’s 4-year-olds. Whatever the merits of the proposal, using public money – especially money that’s supposed to fund programs benefiting children – to finance politics betrays the public trust. And while the ad campaign may, in the final analysis, turn out to be entirely legal, the appearance of impropriety was great enough to force Reiner to give up his state post until after the election. But perhaps worst of all, this apparent abuse taints the public debate of whether Proposition 82 is the right way to deal with preschool education. In short, it was a real meathead move. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WILMINGTON, N.C. – Tropical Storm Ernesto picked up steam with surprising speed in the warm waters of the Atlantic and built toward hurricane strength Thursday as it swirled toward the Carolinas, forcing the closing of ports and campgrounds. Virginia’s governor declared a state of emergency and hundreds of National Guardsmen were activated there and in the Carolinas. Forecasters issued a hurricane watch for the northern half of the South Carolina coast and the southern portion of the North Carolina shore. Ernesto was expected to come ashore late Thursday near the South Carolina-North Carolina line. By midafternoon, its northern edge brought rain to the states’ eastern counties, and its winds were 70 mph, just short of the 74 mph threshold for a hurricane. Its winds increased steadily through the day from around 40 mph overnight as the storm drew energy from the warm water. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“In the world of meteorology, it’s just one surprise after another,” said Tom Matheson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Just a day earlier, Ernesto had been downgraded to a tropical depression, not even making the grade as a tropical storm. Ernesto’s wind was less a concern than the threat of flooding. Parts of North Carolina were already drenched by thunderstorms that began Wednesday. Ernesto was expected to bring half a foot of rain to some areas. “We need some rain around here – just not all at once,” said Jean Evans, a convenience store worker on North Carolina’s Holden Beach. The National Hurricane Center also warned of a storm surge of 3 feet to 5 feet in the Carolinas.
For the City TimesWisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, in conjunction with Aspirus Riverview Family Birthplace, announced two “Fans for Life” – Anna Rae Onan and Kimberly Rose MetzEach year, the Rafters and Aspirus give free Rafters tickets for life to any little Rafter fan born on opening day. On May 31, the Rafters awarded tickets to the newborns.Anna is the daughter of Adam and Amanda Onan of Amherst. She was born at 10:01 p.m. on May 31 and was 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long. Kimberly is the daughter of Joshua and Caylee Metz of Saratoga. She was born at 12:59 p.m . and was 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 inches long.
Much publicised splits hogged the headlines as a 13-year marriage fell apart, an unlikely match ended and an overhyped onscreen pairing failed to sizzle Saif Ali Khan & Amrita Singh Thirteen didn’t prove lucky for this couple. The classic older woman-younger brat love story took a sorry turn for this,Much publicised splits hogged the headlines as a 13-year marriage fell apart, an unlikely match ended and an overhyped onscreen pairing failed to sizzleSaif Ali Khan & Amrita SinghThirteen didn’t prove lucky for this couple. The classic older woman-younger brat love story took a sorry turn for this chhote nawab and his begum. “The li’l boy finally grew up and tasted success,” some might snigger. The last we’ve heard, Saif has an Italian girlfriend, Rosa, and Amrita has donned greasepaint again.Upen Patel & Amrita AroraHe was Amrita Arora’s boyfriend, then she became Upen Patel’s girlfriend and then they “drifted apart”. The hot model is now single and ready to mingle while his starlet ex has been seen with another “hot young thing” and also linked with cricketer Nasser Hussain. The games people play.Vivek Oberoi & Aishwarya RaiThe offscreen sizzlers fizzled out on screen. Vivek Oberoi might floor Aishwarya Rai with puppies in real life but they flunked the onscreen chemistry test in Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… Not even a flicker, forget a roaring blaze reminiscent of the Ash-Salman Khan pairing in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Those expecting magic, including director Samir Karnik, were left frostbitten. Brr…L.K.Advani & Uma BharatiShe acted like an errant schoolgirl and was suspended. Uma Bharati took off for the hills. L.K. Advani says she might return. The drama goes on.Laloo Yadav & Ram Vilas PaswanThe year began with Laloo Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan joining hands with the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls. But that was then. The first sign of trouble appeared when Laloo bagged the railways portfolio coveted by Paswan. And now, with the Bihar assembly elections round the corner, they are busy slamming each other. Accusations of corruption are flying back and forth as the blow-hot-blow-cold duo have raised the pitch in their turf war.Yuvraj Singh & Kim SharmaThe starlet and the cricketer- where have we heard that one before? One-hit-wonder Kim Sharma was bowled over by Punjab da puttar Yuvraj Singh. After a year of fielding questions about the relationship, they have finally declared the innings. Her post-match report states, “No one can love me more than myself.” Slippery wicket, this.Imran Khan & Jemima GoldsmithWhen Pakistan’s star cricketer married a Brit millionaire’s daughter many eyebrows were raised. Ten years later, Jemima Goldsmith is cavorting with “eternal bachelor” Hugh Grant and Imran Khan is looking for a new begum. Anyone interested?K.P.S. Gill & Dhanraj PillaiThe most tumultuous relationship in Indian sport finally hit splitsville. IHF President K.P.S. Gill decided the hockey team could do without Dhanraj Pillai and Pillai decided that he could do without Indian hockey. A poor Olympic tournament sealed Pillai being sidelined.advertisement
AdvertisementUFC returns to Florida for the first time in nearly seven years for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 150 event, which takes place at BB&T Center. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who is ranked no.4 in the UFC middleweight rankings, faces the no.10 ranked Jack Hermansson in the main event that could hugely impact the Middleweight Division. Meanwhile, in the co-main event, former NFL star, Greg Hardy and Dimitry Smoliakov are looking for their first win inside the UFC Octagon since their debut. This fight card also features multiple high-level fighters across a variety of weight divisions looking to continue their ascent in the rankings.Middleweight Bout (Main Event) – Ronaldo Souza vs Jack HermanssonFighters Profile:Ronaldo Souza –Perennial top five-ranked middleweight fighter Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will attempt to secure his first UFC title shot when he headlines UFC Fight Night 150 in Florida. The Brazilian is coming off a huge win against former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 230 through a third-round knockout. Jacare has won three out of his past five fights and his two losses have come at the hands of Kelvin Gastelum and Robert Whittaker,the top contenders for the middleweight belt. If Souza can beat Hermansson convincingly as he beat Chris Camozzi and Tim Boetsch, a title shot for ‘Jacare’ may finally be in the cards.Jack Hermansson –Less than a month after tapping out David Branch in 49 seconds to earn his third straight victory, Jack “The Joker” Hermansson steps up to take Romero’s place opposite Souza in a contest that has an “Old Guard vs. New Blood” feel to it. Hermansson is in red hot form and has started to build a reputation as one of the most dangerous finishers at 185 pounds after wins over Thales Leites, Gerald Meerschaert and David Branch, all by knockout or submission. He has only lost two of his nine UFC fights and now Hermansson will attempt to get the biggest win of his career while facing one of the best middleweights in the world in Jacare to get his fourth consecutive win.Heavyweight Bout (Co-Main Event) – Greg Hardy vs Dmitry SmoliakovFighters Profile: Greg Hardy –Ex-NFL player-turned-UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy didn’t get his UFC career off to the start he wanted after suffering a disqualification loss to Allen Crowder as he delivered an illegal knee on his debut back at UFC Fight Night 143 in January. Greg will look to earn his first win in his new training backyard at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Dmitry Smoliakov –Dmitry Smoliakov arrived to the UFC in 2016 with a record of 8-0 in MMA, but is yet to register his first win inside the UFC Octagon. His two UFC fights were against Luis Henrique in 2016 and Cyril Asker in 2017 which he lost through submission ad knockout respectively. Smoliakov is known for his grappling game on the ground with five career submission wins and that’s where he will look to take this fight while trying to avoid the knockout power of Greg Hardy.Advertisement