In Fizdale, Knicks get coach LeBron likes and players praise

first_imgMOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Curry ‘off the leash’ in leading Warriors past Pelicans Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “I can’t really speak on free agency,” Fizdale said. “I just know that if we build this thing right together with the guys we have here, who I’m focused on here, people will want to come.”Fizdale wanted to come, despite how quickly coaches get eaten up in New York.Perry and team president Steve Mills interviewed 10 other candidates during their search, and also spoke with players and executives from around the league to gain information about the men they were considering as the replacement for Jeff Hornacek.One of them was Pat Riley, Fizdale’s boss in Miami when the Heat won two NBA titles while he was an assistant to Erik Spoelstra. Riley had kept in contact with Fizdale after he was fired early last season in Memphis after clashing with star center Marc Gasol.“No one was more happy when he got the news … to see one of his guys be here, coming back and doing this and taking this challenge,” Fizdale said. “I’m sure right now he’s pretty proud.”Even the failure with Gasol after the Grizzlies had gone to the playoffs in Fizdale’s first season impressed the Knicks during their discussions. Fizdale didn’t hide from his share of the responsibility, acknowledging that maybe he pushed too hard on a team whose window to contend for a title he believed was shrinking.“When someone owns an issue like that, we all hit adversity, but it’s how you deal with it and how you learn from it,” Mills said, “and that’s one of the things that really impressed us about David.”Fizdale had spent eight seasons before going to Memphis in Miami, where the Heat reached four straight NBA Finals. Fizdale said his relationship with their stars developed by spending time with them, talking honestly about important things like family matters, and of course by winning championships.The last one will be difficult in New York.He is the 11th Knicks coach since Jeff Van Gundy resigned in the 2001-02 season. Fizdale said he couldn’t pass up the chance to coach at Madison Square Garden, even though he was a candidate for jobs where there is more stability. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img And while Knicks fans can dream of Fizdale’s relationship with James giving them a shot when the superstar enters free agency as expected, a team building from the bottom can’t focus on one player — even the best one in the game.New York needed a coach that can bring out the best in everyone on the roster, and that’s what the Knicks believe they have in Fizdale.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Knicks agreed to a deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week and introduced him Tuesday at a news conference at Madison Square Garden.“I think the big thing that we found — and that’s obviously terrific that some of the game’s greats recognized David for who he is as a man and as a coach — but the players that are not that, just the guys 1 through 15, the reviews coming back on him were all very consistently similar,” general manager Scott Perry said. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “The risk/reward thing was, I just said to hell with it,” Fizdale said. “It’s the Knicks, what are we talking about here?”Mills said management will help Fizdale navigate the turbulence, joking that he’s seen not only brush fires but forest fires around the organization. Fizdale isn’t concerned, either by that or the expectations that still surround a team because of the success it had long ago.“I think you’ve either got to go after it or you’re afraid, and I’ve never been afraid,” Fizdale said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “That he invested in us, that he’s going to develop you, he’s going to challenge you, he’s going to hold you accountable. And so I think that’s the important thing, that David has shown the ability to relate to a number of players across the board, not just the star players.”Still, Fizdale’s relationship with James gives New Yorkers a slither of hope.Though that hope is based more in fantasy than reality.While James could become a free agent this summer, the Knicks would be unlikely to afford him and even less likely to impress him, given the long climb they face to contention. They have missed the playoffs five straight seasons and will be without All-Star Kristaps Porzingis when the Fizdale era begins as he recovers from a torn left knee ligament.Fizdale said he is only focused for now on who will be playing for him.ADVERTISEMENT New York Knicks NBA basketball team new head coach David Fizdale speaks during an introductory news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks announced the hiring Monday after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — The more Knicks management asked about David Fizdale, the more they heard how much players respect him.It can’t hurt that one of them is LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

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Liberian ICT professionals Develop Local Software to Help Fight Ebola: Introducing the I-RAMP Software…

first_imgOver the years, there has been a recurring discourse about the lack of capacity in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector of Liberia, especially in software development. This discourse and what appears to be the prevailingperception have led many, even the Government, to contractforeign skills/consultants to perform needed ICT services or outsource ICT projects,which could otherwise be done in Liberia.The “prevailing perception”hitherto this article, hashelped hinderlocal software development initiatives, thus strangulating much needed progress in the sector.Despite this perception and the many challenges that “plague” the ICT sector, Liberian ICT professionals have not been deterred. In fact, both the perception and the challenges have kindled an influx of ICT professionals from abroad and motivated many of those who are considered locals or locally-based, to be even more motivated. What the advent/influx of Liberian ICT “brain gain” and motivation of the “locals” have done is ignite a new level of enthusiasm that has enabled the rewriting of Liberian ICT culture, removing dependence (consumers) on foreign-made software to becoming producers and consumers (Prosumers) of their own software. And this “PROSUMER-driven”mentality has ignited a new wave of innovation.  A product of this “new wave of innovation” is the newly developedEbola response application, the work of a consortium local ICT firms. In this article, I introduce and explain to you the Incident Response And Management Program or I-RAMP, a locally developed application.The I-RAMP applicationis proof that Liberia indeed has the capacity to develop innovative software solutions, and that, that “capacity” had been here but ignored for reasons beyond my comprehension. I-RAMP is designed and developed by the Liberia IT Consortium (LitC). The software integrates computer, web and mobile technologies making it a tool that can be used anywhere, anytime, by anyone, and from any place that has internet connectivity and a web browser. The software allows the public to report Ebola-related cases and allows incident responders to collect and efficiently handle data for information gathering and subsequent dissemination to the public, decision makers and other stakeholders. It has the capability to provide all necessary information for crisis responders to respond more effectively using tools to facilitate Ebola or future crises.I-RAMP is a Web-based application that provides a multitude of features and functionalities making it not only a robust application but a much needed solution at a time the country continues to experience challenges in the fight against Ebola. The application is developed in a way that the business functionality and design requirements are influenced by crisis responders and the existing situation.What’s more, I-RAMP was developed using OPEN SOURCE programming languages (PHP, MySQL, etc) and it can easily be integrated into other systems and platforms(works with all browsers). Below are screen shots of I-RAMP’s dashboard and a graphical overview of the software.Local software production and development can spur economic growth in Liberia and other developing countries. This has even been confirmed at UN Conferences on Trade and Development as well as in reports from those conferences. A vibrant software development industry can create jobs and other opportunities for Liberians. Currently, software and services are dominated by the developed world but developing economies are catching up as well. In Liberia, our dependence on imported and proprietary software has stymied innovation and forced us become a repository of pirated software. Worst of all, lack of support for local software developmenthas caused aspiring local software developers to lose motivation while others are simplytoo lazy to learn how to develop software. But I am confident that the development of I-RAMP will lead to a software ecosystem and ultimately to a vibrant software industry that will kindle a new form of youth employment.For such an industry to exist and thrive, the Government of Liberia (GoL), a significant buyer of software will need to provide support. The GoL can help promote local software development by ensuring that at least 50 percent of GoL software and ICT projects procurement are sourced from local software developers and other solutions providers. GoL also needs to launchgrant programs to support the development of local digital content. A grant that provides seed funding for companies entering new media and ICT; that supports internet and mobile phone product and service delivery; should be offered by the GoL. Applicants for these grants should be Liberia citizens over eighteen or Liberian-registered companies/organizations.Other ways GoL could support this initiative is to sponsor software competitions which will enhance innovation and creativity. In addition, GoL should identify ways to encourage software multinational firms like Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, and Oracle, to offer special incentives such as free development tools, training, certification and marketing support to local software developers. Moreover, a robust and full integration of Open Source Software should be seriously considered by the GoL since it (Open Source Software) allows innovation and competition.The private sector and academia also have roles to play in supporting and ensuring that a vibrant software development industry exists. Providing funding for research, investing in startups or innovative ideas and solutions, are roles the private sector can play. Academia must ensure that quality education is provided and the environment for research is made available. This is WHY I continue to advocate the integration of OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE in academia. With open source software source code made available, students can learn to develop new and innovative solutions.While we continue to make progress in the ICT sector, there are still barriers that may stagnate if not strangulate the achievement of a vibrant software industry. Some of them include: software piracy (inadequate protection of intellectual propertyrights), no access to venture capital and poor ICT infrastructure. The entertainment­–­especially the music industry- can bear me out on this one. They have been victims of “piracy” for quite some time and so far, this problem still persists. We look forward to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Justice to be vehement in instituting and implementing measures to protect Intellectual Property (IP).Finally, the debate that Liberians lack the capacity to develop their own systems and software has been put to rest. I-RAMP is here and plans to be here for good! No more should or must Liberians rely on international consultants or outsource software or other ICT projects when the local capacity exists. This local capacity consists of both internationally trained professionals with extensive background and experience in ICTs as well as locally trained and motivated ICT professionals. To ensure this capacity remains, support must be provided by all stakeholders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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5 Arrested with over L$100,000 Narcotic Drugs

first_imgThe Grand Bassa County Detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has arrested five persons for allegedly possessing illegal substances with a street value of L$100,000.The County DEA Commander, Major Joseph Tageddine, made the disclosure last Wednesday during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his Buchanan office.Maj. Tageddine explained that the suspects were arrested between August and October 3 from various localities in the county, and were in possession of huge quantities of prohibited substances. He disclosed that the dangerous substances included dozens of kilograms of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and Thai white, among others.During the DEA’s preliminary interrogations, the suspects admitted to their involvement in the unlawful possession of the banned drugs.After conducting his investigations, the DEA delivered the individuals to the Buchanan Magisterial Court for prosecution.When contacted, Senior Stipendiary Magistrate Richard Brown acknowledged receipt of the illegal drugs from the DEA.“I have detained the suspects at the upper Buchanan Central prison pending court trial shortly,” he said. Those sent to court are Amos Diggs, 28, Nyonduyu Doegar, 30, Muirphy Chadyu, 38, Mark Verdier, 29, and Elvis Vorjlah, 33.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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AFC set to host ‘FIT & PROPPA’ Candidates Conference today

first_imgThe youngest slate in Local Government Elections (LGE) will be on full display today when hundreds of candidates will invade the Centre For Change as the Alliance For Change (AFC) hosts its LGE Candidates Conference at its headquarters at Railway Embankment, Kitty, Georgetown.The Candidates Conference will see AFC constituency candidates for the upcoming November 12 Local Government polls travelling from as far as Bartica, Corentyne, Kwakwani, Leguan and Linden to attend the conference.According to a statement from the party on Friday, candidates from Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are expected to be in attendance. The party said it will be hosting similar events in other regions on upcoming dates.During the one-day Conference, candidates will be briefed on Local Government Election rules and procedures and will receive a charge by party elder, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.Furthermore, several candidates will also deliver presentations in addition to presentations by party Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan, Vice Chair Cathy Hughes and Campaign Director David Patterson.The event will also see the launch of campaign jingles and the LGE edition of ‘The Key’, the party’s newspaper.“This event is designed to both energise and educate our candidates. We look forward to the legendary AFC camaraderie and energy tomorrow as the candidates swarm in from all over the country,” party leader Raphael Trotman said.Meanwhile, AFC’s Campaign Director David Patterson said, “It has taken a considerable amount of planning and logistical work to put together this conference but all has gone smoothly and the final arrangements are being put in place for a successful event.”Following failed negotiations with its majority coalition partner, the AFC announced back in August it will be contesting the November 12 LGE separately from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).The minority party in the coalition Government had said the decision was reached following the inconclusive negotiations with APNU but noted that the separation applies only for the 2018 Local Government polls and “does not, in any way, affect the APNU/AFC coalition Government, nor does it, in any way, change the AFC’s position on coalition politics at the national level. The AFC remains, and reaffirms that it is, committed to the APNU/AFC coalition.”On February 14 last, the APNU and AFC celebrated their three-year anniversary since signing the “lovers’ deal”. However, the AFC of recent has come under fire for the submissive role it has been playing since joining forces with the APNU. In fact, the top leadership of the AFC had decided back mid-November to revise its governing agreement with its majority coalition partner.The Cummingsburg Accord has a lifespan of a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years, and was focused primarily on the General and Regional Elections. To this end, the AFC had proposed as part of the nine points up for negotiation with its coalition partner that an agreement on LGE be crafted. In fact, the minority coalition partner detailed some of its positions for negotiation in the LGE Accord.The AFC’s National Executive Committee, after a May 1 meeting, had allowed additional time for the two coalition partners to have a definitive written agreement in the form of a Local Government Elections Accord but this was never done.last_img read more

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Doctor robbed at Sophia Health Centre

first_imgA doctor attached to the C Field Sophia Health Centre, Greater Georgetown, was on Wednesday left in a state of shock after he was attacked by a bandit pretending to be a patient at the medical facility.The Sophia Health CentreReports are at about 14:00h, while he was on his cellphone in the compound of the health centre, the man, pretending to be in pain, walked into the compound and approached the doctor. The thief snatched the cellphone and dashed out of the compound.Guyana Times was told that persons in the vicinity saw what had occurred and alerted the security guard.“We didn’t even hear anything because he didn’t scream, is a little while after then some people who saw come and say well the doctor get rob,” a security guard at the health facility informed.By that time, the suspect had already managed to escape and was nowhere to be found.This publication spoke with one of the eyewitnesses, who expressed dismay at the incident.According to the woman, the incident occurred quickly and as such, after realising what had transpired, it was too late for assistance to be given.“Like up to now, I can’t believe, because the bai [doctor] stand up right here and he just was on his phone and he came in so nobody was like paying attention to him then all of a sudden he just spring up and grab the phone and run out. It happen fast before anybody could react he was long gone,” the woman related. The matter has since been reported and the police are investigating.In July, an orthopaedic doctor was robbed at gunpoint just outside one of the theatres at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).A female doctor was also robbed between the X-ray area and the laboratory.The doctor was reportedly robbed by a man dressed as a security guard, who proceeded to drag her into a washroom after she fainted from fright. She was reportedly sent home on one-week sick leave according to sources.These robberies and many others which occurred at the facility forced the hospital’s administration to place staff on high alert.The advisory is cautioning the staff to: “Be on the alert at nights when moving around the hospital complex for persons posing as patients in an attempt to rob them of their property.”“Members of staff should avoid wearing excessive jewellery especially at nights when on duty… Members of staff, especially females, should ensure their cell phones are properly secured in their possession when moving around the hospital complex…staff when moving around the hospital complex at night should do so in company of two or more… staff should avoid walking in the dark and desolate areas when moving in the hospital complex…members should seek assistance of security when in doubt or afraid.”last_img read more

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Blow for Arsenal and Liverpool? Porto star ‘has heart set on Serie A’

first_img1 Arsenal and Liverpool target Jackson Martinez is ready to snub the Premier League in favour of a move to Italy.The striker has been on the radar of several English clubs for some time, after scoring 81 goals in just 116 appearances for Porto.However, the 28-year-old’s agent, Henrique Pompeo, has now revealed that the Colombia international would prefer a summer switch to a Serie A side.“His desire is clear: he wants to play in Serie A. He has his heart set on Italy and if he were to leave Porto then Serie A would be his first choice,” Pompeo told AreaNapoli.it.“It is very unlikely Porto would let him leave in January, because they still need him for the Champions League and to chase Benfica in the table, so consequently Martinez will only move at the end of the season.“He’d be happy at Napoli because we are talking about a very special club, but he’d be happy with Roma, Milan or Juventus too. They are all great teams.” Jackson Martinez last_img read more

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MONSTER CHARITY DANCE AND BBQ THIS EVENING FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH FUND

first_imgIT’S the only place to be this evening when the CPI Centre in Castlefin runs a Monster Charity Dance and BBQ in aid of local lad Caolan Melaugh.Caolan is battling a rare form of cancer and local people have been help to raise funds for him so that he can go to America for treatment that could save his life.The CPI Centre Castlefin are running this Monster Charity Dance & on site BBQ at the CPI centre this evening to raise awareness and funds. Entry can be paid at the door or with a ticket and all funds raised through entry & food are going to the fund.Tickets are only €10 for what is sure to be a great night.You can also make a donation viahttp://www.gofundme.com/caolanmelaugh  Advertisement MONSTER CHARITY DANCE AND BBQ THIS EVENING FOR CAOLAN MELAUGH FUND was last modified: May 29th, 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:Baby Caolan Melaughlast_img read more

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MAN BARRED FROM FAMILY HOME AND TOLD TO STAY SOBER

first_imgA man has been barred from his family home and been told to stay sober following a sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Michael Kelly, with an address at of 42 Beechwood Grove, Lifford was arrested this morning on foot of a bench warrant that had been issued at an earlier sitting of the court. Garda Denise Cassidy told the court, “I arrested Michael Kelly this morning at 9.40am – on foot of a bench warrant that was in existence for his arrest.“Kelly, never resisted arrest and remained silent when I cautioned him and read him his rights.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher requested bail and that was granted on the grounds that his client stays away from his family home.Gallagher told the court, “He has agreed to stay away from his family home, and has found alternative accommodation.“He will stay at his father’s house at No.2 Porthall, Lifford.“He’s had issues with alcohol abuse – and anytime he gets in trouble – alcohol is a contributing factor.”Judge Paul Kelly asked his solicitor, “Is he welcome there? ”To which Gallagher responded, “I’ve been obstructed that he is, and that it isn’t a problem.”Judge Paul Kelly said, “If you change address again then inform Gardaí immediately.“Stay away from the family home, and stay sober.“I’ll issue a bail bond of €150 and adjourn the matter until February 15th.”MAN BARRED FROM FAMILY HOME AND TOLD TO STAY SOBER was last modified: December 21st, 2015 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:BarredcourtsFamily homeMichael Kellynewslast_img read more

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Ruling on cross appealed by city

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Hours before a court-ordered deadline, San Diego on Friday asked courts to stay a ruling by a federal judge who ordered a giant concrete cross removed from city-owned land. But Mayor Jerry Sanders signaled that if its appeal fails, the cross will come down and bring an end to a 17-year legal battle. The city appealed a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Gordon Thompson Jr., who ordered the city to take down the 29-foot cross before Aug. 2 or pay daily fines of $5,000. Thompson’s May 3 ruling, which he described as “long overdue,” found the cross to be an unconstitutional display of government preference of one religion over another. City Attorney Mike Aguirre filed a request for a stay with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The city filed a related appeal Wednesday challenging the judge’s ruling in favor of atheist Philip Paulson, who sued over the cross that has stood for a half-century on public land atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla. The cross was erected in 1954 to honor Korean War veterans.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Aguirre said he did not expect the appeal to succeed, but maintained that the city had a duty to exhaust its options to respect the will of voters who approved a measure designed to preserve the cross. Both Aguirre and Sanders said they would respect the appellate court’s decision. “If for any reason the stay is not granted, the city will observe the judge’s ruling,” Sanders said Friday. “In no case will the city pay a fine as a direct result of the judge’s ruling.” Ever since Paulson filed suit in 1989, the city has tried to sell the property to a private buyer. But federal courts have repeatedly blocked the sale, saying the transactions were designed to favor a buyer who would maintain the cross. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the city’s appeal in 2003. San Diego voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot proposition last year to transfer the land beneath the cross to the federal government. That measure was designed to absolve the city of responsibility for the cross under the existing lawsuit, but a Superior Court judge found the proposition to be unconstitutional. The city also is appealing that decision. In May, Sanders and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked President Bush to exercise his power of eminent domain and preserve the cross. Sanders said Friday that the White House had not yet indicated whether it would act. last_img read more

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Man who revved up engine and struck Garda escapes jail

first_imgA man who revved up his engine and injured a Garda after driving his car at him has escaped going to jail.Levi McGlinchey was spotted by Gardai acting suspiciously behind the wheel of a car at Grahamsland, Castlefin. Garda Rory McGowan said he saw McGlinchey with three people in the car with the lights on and the engine running.However, when he went to investigate, the lights on the car were switched off.Garda McGowan went to chat with McGlinchey, now aged 21, but he switched his lights back on, reversed a number of feet, revved up his engine and drove directly at the Garda.Garda McGowan told Letterkenny District Court he was forced to jump out of the way of the Peugeot car but was struck on the right arm and right leg.“I raised my arm and shouted at him to stop but he continued towards me. I jumped out of the way but he struck me on my lower right arm and lower right leg,” he said.Garda McGowan said he was sore for a number of days after the collision which happened on August 9th, 2015 but thankfully did not need hospital attention.Gardai pursued the car bering driven by McGlinchey but it managed to escape across the border into Northern Ireland.An hour or so later McGlinchey contacted Gardai at Letterkenny Garda Station claiming his car had been stolen from outside his home.Solicitor for McGlinchey, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client had left the scene because he had not tax on his car although it was insured.He said his client was a “bright young man” who was back in college and wanted to become a PE teacher.He added that he unreservedly apologised to Gardai for his actions on the night.However Judge Paul Kelly said McGlinchey’s actions could have led to the death of Garda McGowan.“Garda McGowan has kept this incident very low key but he must have been very frightening for what he faced.“I have no doubt that he must have been in fear of his bodily integrity if not his life and the matter is aggravated by the false report (of his car being stolen),” he said.In passing sentence, Judge Kelly said he was taking into account McGlinchey’s previous convictions and his late plea in the case.He sentenced him to six months in prison for endangerment but suspended the sentence for two years and banned him from driving for five years.On the charge of making a false report he sentenced McGlinchey to a further six months in prison but suspended it on the same terms.On the Section 53 charge of dangerous driving he fined McGlinchey €500.Man who revved up engine and struck Garda escapes jail was last modified: March 1st, 2017 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:castlefincrashdonegalGardaLevi McGlincheylast_img read more

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