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Garda video initiative goes on trial in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Email Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Previous articleUL to host 2019 Collingwood Cup FinalsNext articleWebsite uncovers Newcastle West’s hidden gems Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsGarda video initiative goes on trial in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 5, 2018 2020 Garda Bryan Duddy displaying the new Garda video app alongside his specially equipped BMW motorbike.Photo: Brian ArthurAN INITIATIVE that involves live video footage from traffic checkpoints bring transmitted to Garda headquarters is being piloted in Limerick city in a bid to curb criminal activity.The footage, captured by mobile phone or motorbike mounted cameras by road policing Gardaí in Limerick, is beamed to Dublin through a new Garda mobile app used by members of the units.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Video from Garda checkpoints or from pursuits is transmitted directly to Garda headquarters in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.While Garda management is understood to be reviewing the application of the system nationwide, the details of a full implementation is being teased out as the feed has no evidential use in court case as it is not stored or recorded.However it is seen as a significant advance in the Garda’s efforts to detect and prosecute criminal activity. While the initiative was introduced on a trial basis, its implementation across all Garda divisions will require additional funding from the Department of Justice.Garda Bryan Duddy told the Limerick Post that “embracing technology in the context of modern policing is both exciting and challenging.“It will change the future of the way we police and it will increase the visibility and effectiveness of Gardaí on the roads,” he said.Garda Duddy, who is a member of the Roads Policing Unit at Henry Street Garda Station, added that the new technology will greatly benefit traffic policing.The Limerick-based Garda is using a new state-of-the-art BMW RT1200 motorbike which is also equipped with technology that can relay scan number plates of cars.The bike is fitted with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology which has the ability to scan the registration plates of up to 150 cars in three minutes.The system eliminates the need for officers to call in driver or car details to a station.Aside from the bike’s capabilities in relaying live feed information as well as the ANPR features, the bike can go from 0 to 60kmph in three seconds and and has a top speed of 240kmph.The bike and its technology can be seen this Friday from 2pm to 7pm at the Crescent Shopping Centre.center_img TAGSCrimeLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

‘What Have You Done For Public?Have You Set Up Oxygen Plants?Provided Beds?’ Karnataka HC Slams Politicians’ PILs On COVID Relief

first_imgNews Updates’What Have You Done For Public?Have You Set Up Oxygen Plants?Provided Beds?’ Karnataka HC Slams Politicians’ PILs On COVID Relief Mustafa Plumber20 May 2021 7:51 PMShare This – xInstead of raising the issues in the assembly, the leaders have rushed to the court with ‘publicity interest’ petitions, the court said.The Karnataka High Court on Thursday slammed few politicians for filing ‘frivolous’ and ‘publicity interest litigation’ petitions. The Court said “Why political leaders have started coming to court we fail to understand. In the last 14 months we have been passing orders, when the issue of migrants was there not a single political leader came to the court.” A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar was surprised that after a year, political leaders have moved court. It said “Today there are three petitions filed by political leaders before the court. We have passed orders running into 800 pages and suddenly now politicians have started filing petitions.” The first petition which was taken up and dismissed was filed by Dr HK Patil, MLA from Gadag. While hearing the petition the court said, “There are wide and sweeping prayers made in the petition, how can we entertain this petition?”. It then asked the counsel for the petitioner, “You are a Member of the Legislative Assembly, tell us what have you done for the members of the public? Have you tried to set up an oxygen plant in your constituency? Provided beds to people? You are a political leader, before seeking writ of mandamus, you should have done something for the people of Karnataka.” The court while disposing off the petition orally observed “Being in a privileged position you should have raised the issues in the Legislative Assembly and without doing that you rushed to the writ court.” It added, “This is the fit case where we should impose a heavy cost and pay the cost to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund. This is all publicity interest litigation and not public interest litigation.” The next petition the court considered was filed by S R Patil, Leader of Opposition. Senior Advocate Professor Ravivarma Kumar appearing for the petitioner submitted that action is being taken against private nursing homes in Bagalkot district for admitting more patients. In response, the court said, “You are taking up the cause of private persons, we don’t expect a MLC to take up the cause of private hospitals.” Referring to the prayers made in the petition the court said, “We cannot decide on whether every hospital in the district should be allotted 14 KL of oxygen. Some hospital requirements may be 1 KL of Oxygen and others may be more, we cannot direct the government to allot 14 KL of Oxygen to each hospital in Bagalkot.” It then added, “You are leader of the opposition. Why don’t you raise this issue in the Council, you are in a privileged position.” In its order the court while rejecting the petition said “These prayers cannot be entertained. As far as allegations of private hospitals being harassed let them make representation to the authorities.” Finally the court took up the petition filed by KR Ramesh Kumar, MLA. The petition has sought directions to the government to make arrangements for receiving swab test samples of people living in remote villages of the state and also making available mobile labs. The court said “The petitioner is a Member of Legislative Assembly. His first prayer is regarding making arrangements for collection of swab samples from remote areas in Karnataka and mobile labs. There cannot be any dispute that the state will have to make arrangements for receiving swab samples from remote villages. We direct this issue to be considered in the main petition on the next date the state government shall file response on this aspect”. As regards other prayers for implementation of provisions of Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act 2007, the court directed the state to issue a circular to all private covid hospitals in state inviting attention to provisions of the said act of 2011 and calling upon them to strictly implement the provisions.TagsKarnataka High Court Covid-19 Facility Karnataka Chief Justice Abhay Oka Justice Aravind Kumar Next Storylast_img read more

Talking tragedy

first_img Read Full Story Just a few days after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, lecturer Betsy McAlister Groves was asked to meet with a group of residents who lived on the same street as Martin Richards, the 8-year-old who had been killed by one of the bombs. The parents wanted Groves, a licensed clinical social worker and founding director of the Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center, to help them figure out how to help their own children cope in the aftermath. “It was a very hard conversation,” she says.Last week, in light of the anniversary of the bombing, Groves spoke again, this time to the Ed School community. Her talk, “Helping Children with Scary and Stressful Events,” included her experience after the tragedy, both as a social worker and a parent, as well as her advice for the mostly student audience — some who had direct connections to the marathon tragedy.last_img read more

Guyana Under19s forced to follow-on against Trinidad & Tobago

first_imgBy Brij ParasnathDESPITE a defiant half-century by their national Under-17 captain Bhaskar Yadram, who is undefeated on 67 in their second innings, the Guyana national Under-19 team face the embarrassment of being beaten by their Trinidadian counterparts in their third round WICB 2-innings competition at the Sion Hill playing field in St Vincent & the Grenadines.Trinidad and Tobago spin-twins Jonathan Bootan, with a career-best of 7 for 23 and Bryan Boodram (3 for 29), combined to demolish the defending champions for 85 (44.4 overs) in their first innings and placed their team in position to force an outright victory today.At the close of play on the second day yesterday, Guyana still needed another 102 runs to clear the 211-run deficit after they were forced to follow-on in their second innings. They reached 102 for the loss of three wickets after 41.4 overs.Trinidad and Tobago’s first innings closed at 296 in 109.3 overs mainly through a brilliant innings from West Indies Youth player Kirstan Kallicharan who produced another inspirational knock that pushed Trinidad and Tobago Under-19s to 289 for the loss of nine wickets in 107 overs on the first day (Thursday).Kallicharan played a captain’s knock and led by example as he batted resolutely and revived his team’s fortunes only to fall short of his second hundred of the three-match round-robin series. The 16-year-old right-hander stroked ten fours off 226 balls before he was caught by Raymond Perez for 91 off the bowling of Malcolm Hubbard with the score at 170 for 5 after 76.3 overs.Kallicharan had joined Cephas Cooper after openers Keagan Simmons (1 off 3 balls) and Dejourn Charles (9 off 13 balls) were dismissed for 6 (1.2 overs) and 14 (4.3 overs).With Cooper, who made 17 (2×4 off 33 balls), Kallicharan posted 26 for the third wicket and then added a further 68 with vice-captain Saiba Batoosingh (16 off 86 balls) and 49 with Bryan Boodram 19 (1×4 off 82 balls) for the fourth and fifth wickets respectively.Kallicharan’s QPCC clubmate Joshua DaSilva took charge of proceedings after the captain departed from centre-stage. He treated the Guyanese bowlers with scant respect especially Sherfane Rutherford, whom he hammered for 18 runs in his return to bowl late in the afternoon.With two sixes and six fours, DaSilva raced to 60 before he was caught by Hubbard off the bowling of Sylus Tyndall who had dismissed Cooper earlier in his first spell. Jonathan Bootan made 19 while Jabari Mills and Jarlanie Seales contributed 24 and 27 respectively after they forged a 49-run tenth wicket partnership.Looknauth Chinkoo bore the brunt of the Guyanese bowling and had figures of 37-17-65-2 while Tyndall (7-0-32-2) and Hubbard (14-3-26-2) were the other bowlers who accounted for two wickets each for Guyana.Travis Persaud (20-1-28-1), Rutherford (10-1-55-1), Ronaldo AliMohammed (5-2-24-1), Joel Sietaram (8-2-20-0), Bhaskar Yadram (5-1-24-0) and Raymond Perez (1-0-4-0) were the other bowlers who were pressed into service with the hope of restricting T&T to a much lower score in their first innings.For Guyana’s first innings, only Ronaldo Renee 20, Joshua Persaud 17 and Ronaldo AliMohammed 14 reached double figures while Bootan (17.4-6-23-7) and Boodram (18-8-29-3) mystified them and shared all ten wickets.However, there is a glimmer of hope to salvage some pride as Yadram, promoted to the number three position; battled doggedly and remained unbeaten on 67 after they had lost two early wickets – Renee (8) and Joshua Persaud – both to medium pacer Negus Smith (6-0-18-20) who played in his first match of the series.Travis Persaud contributed 19 and featured in a fighting 77-run third-wicket stand with Yadram before he succumbed to the wiles of Bootan (6.4-1-11-1) who returned for his second spell.Today is the final day and while the Trinidadians will be pushing for outright victory, the rest of Guyanese batsmen must produce their best batting form for the series, if they are to salvage some lost pride and boost themselves for the 50-overs round-robin tournament which will follow this series.last_img read more