PSNI in Derry launch Operation Relentless

first_img WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News Pinterest Facebook PSNI in Derry launch Operation Relentless Google+ Google+ Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Police in Foyle have launched Operation Relentless – an operation that focuses on tracking down those people who have failed to turn up at court and are wanted for criminal offences.Area Commander Chief Inspector Jon Burrows says the operation has been running since the beginning of October and to date police have arrested 44 people on warrants and 14 people for breaching their bail conditions.In a statement, Police say they are conducting nightly curfew checks on those persons charged with crime, and any bail conditions will be rigorously enforced. If you are on curfew, they warn, expect us to call. Those charged with burgling homes will be prioritised.According to the statement, crime is at its lowest in Foyle in over a decade. This year there have been 100 fewer victims of burglary, over a 150 fewer victims of assault and anti social behaviour over the spring and summer was reduced by over 600 incidents. This means a better quality of life for all our citizens.”Chief Inspector Burrows added that success could not have been achieved without the help and active support of our partners, community leaders and the public. He concluded the public should feel confident that officers in Foyle are taking all necessary steps to disrupt criminal activity in the local area.” Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleRoad Safe Road Show taking place in Letterkenny over next two daysNext article€30,000 stolen from farmer’s back shed in Raphoe News Highland By News Highland – October 18, 2011 last_img read more

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Q&A with Golden Bears beat writer Jonathan Kuperberg of The Daily Californian

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] After blowing Montana away to open the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Syracuse will take on 12th-seeded California at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday in the third round in San Jose, Calif. The Golden Bears (21-11) advanced with a 64-61 win over UNLV, highlighted by Allen Crabbe’s game-high 19 points. Crabbe, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound guard, earned Pac-12 Player of the Year honors after leading the conference in scoring with 18.7 points per game this season. Point guard Justin Cobbs provides Cal with another offensive threat as he averages 15.4 points per game and 4.8 assists per game.The Daily Orange broke down Saturday’s matchup with Jonathan Kuperberg, who covers the Golden Bears for The Daily Californian.The Daily Orange: What makes Crabbe tough for opponents to stop and how do you think he matches up with Syracuse’s zone defense?Jonathan Kuperberg: Crabbe has always been a great outside shooter, but this season his mid-range game has been even more effective. Teams can’t just run him off the 3-point line anymore. He curls around screens at the elbow, and as the No. 1 option, his teammates are always looking for him. Tentative by nature, Crabbe is finally starting to be aggressive. Cal should put him at the free throw line against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and not just settle for 3-pointers, as the Bears won’t be able to pull off the upset just from hot outside shooting.The D.O.: Besides Crabbe, who else will need to have a big night for Cal to pull the upset on Saturday?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJK: To beat Syracuse, everyone on Cal will have to play well. All-Pac-12 second-teamer Justin Cobbs needs to take care of the ball and provide a scoring punch to complement Crabbe. The Bears need to make open shots and not just take 3s because they are open. Forward Richard Solomon (8.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg) is key. He is an emotional player and tends to disappear in games if he has a rough start. But when he is energized early, such as in the win over UNLV, Solomon gives his team a huge boost on both sides of the court.The D.O.: Cal led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage defense (39.6 percent) during the year. What led to that success, and how do you think the Golden Bears will approach the Orange defensively?JK: It seemed to be mainly a mental approach. The players finally bought into coach Mike Montgomery’s defensive philosophy and realized that they could win games through defense when their shots were not falling. Cal has mixed in its sort of 1-2-2 zone with man defense but played almost exclusive zone against UNLV. The Bears are not a deep team — Crabbe and Cobbs play heavy minutes — so their zone can hide players in foul trouble. Trust Montgomery to pick the right kind of defense for the right spot. The players just need to stay focused.The D.O.: Being about an hour from Cal’s campus, how much of a factor do you think home-court advantage could play for the Bears in this one?JK: I don’t think it’s that much of an advantage. There were probably more Cal fans than any other fan base on Thursday, but they were not so loud that they made a difference in the game. The advantage is in the fact that the team can go back to Berkeley and has more flexibility in scheduling and practice. If Cal wins, it won’t be because the game is in San Jose.The D.O.: What needs to happen for the Golden Bears to top the Orange and advance to the Sweet Sixteen?JK: The Bears basically need to do everything well. Crabbe and Cobbs must have big games, and at least another player or two will need to step up on the offensive end, for surely Syracuse’s defense will be shaded toward Cal’s top duo. The Bears can’t let the Orange run away with the game. Cal, having won many close games throughout the season, knows how to finish, so if the Bears can start strong and keep the game close, an upset could happen. Commentslast_img read more

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Ghana dealt injury scare as Asamoah Gyan limps out of training

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan failed to complete Tuesday’s training session over an injury concern.The Al Ain striker had his right thigh heavily strapped with ice on the sidelines as he watched his teammates train at the Accra Sports Stadium.The 27-year-old picked up a knock while with his UAE club.He however proved his fitness when he lasted the entire duration of Al Ain’s UAE Super Cup defeat to rivals Al Ahli last week.The Ghana captain however pulled out of Tuesday’s session after feeling pains in his thigh.He was immediately withdrawn to the sidelines perhaps as a precautionary measure before having a huge pack of ice strapped around the affected area. The Ghana team doctors refused to give any more details on the status of the injury until further examinations are conducted.An injury to Gyan will serve as a massive blow to the Black Stars just days towards the deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia.Ghana are currently top Group D by just a point and only need to avoid defeat against the Chipolopolo to secure progress to the final stage of the qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

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