Plight of a Pensioner at NIS

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to thank Christopher Ram and his assistant, Christopher Thompson for their time and effort in helping a pensioner – Ms Sahadai to receive a monthly pension from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS); a benefit that was denied for seven long years, even though this pensioner had evidence to show that she had worked for more than 16 continuous years and the NIS contributions were deducted. Management at NIS denied Ms Sahadai a monthly pension, awarding her a small grant instead.This is not a unique case and I believe umpteen workers are being deprived of benefits that are rightfully theirs by this unreliable organisation called NIS. Established since 1969, why is it that this organisation has no proper system in place to review issues being queried by workers/pensioners? Why should a pensioner be made to wait for four years as her case is being reviewed?Why should a simple straight forward request for an accurate and updated Contribution Record from NIS have to reach the High Court? Why is the NIS telling workers “Employer X did not pay in your contributions and there is not much we can do,” when in fact, the law allows for NIS to use whatever means necessary to get defaulting employers to pay in the workers contributions. It would appear as though NIS just doesn’t care to or want to address the issues of defaulting employers.I am thankful for the help and support of Ram and his staff for not giving up on Ms Sahadai, and going the extra mile to ensure she receives from NIS what is rightfully hers, but what about all the other workers who are being denied benefits through no fault of theirs?It would be great if other attorneys can follow suit and join Ram to ensure that workers of this country are not taken for granted by the NIS.Yours truly,Concerned citizenlast_img read more

Ex-Policeman, friend charged for robbery, forgery

first_imgAn ex-Cop and his alleged accomplice appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Friday, charged for robbing a man of five gold chains at a party.Timothy Waldron, the ex-Policeman of Lot 1832 Unity Place, Festival City, Georgetown; and Shawn Archibald, 38, of the said address, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied the charges against them.Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on December 31, 2017, at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden, they robbed Trevor Campbell of his five gold chains valued $740,000.Shawn ArchibaldAccording to their attorney, Melville Duke, his clients were involved in a fight with the Virtual Complainant (VC) and others when the man’s chains were pulled from his neck. However, he is only accusing Archibald and Waldron of the crime. On this ground, he made a bail submission.However, Police Prosecutor Sumeil Evans revealed to the court that both suspects are also being investigated in C Division (East Coast Demerara) and by the Criminal Investigations Department for several other incidents.As such bail was denied and both men were remanded to prison until February 6 when the case will continue.Meanwhile, both men on Friday made a second court appearance, this time before Magistrate Fabayo Azore where they were both charged for forgery. Archibald also had another robbery under arms charge read to him.That charge alleged that on January 1, 2018, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Ray Juandoo of two chains valued $220,000 and one iPhone valued $186,000.The forgery charge alleged that on September 5, 2017, he forged a car registration plate PTT 1946 which was affixed to a silver Toyota Premio motorcar, knowing same to be false.He was remanded to prison on both charges.last_img read more

Body found on seashore identified as Perseverance man

first_imgThe body discovered on Monday morning on the Johanna Cecilia seashore, Essequibo Coast has been identified as that of Deenanauth Jagdeo, aka Navin, a guard of Perseverance village.The body of the 40-year-old was positively identified by his father, Jagdeo Bajaimal, on Tuesday at the Suddie mortuary. The father informed the Police that his son was last seen on March 11 when he left to go guard a boat on the Cullen beach. Bajaimal was able to positively identify the body based on a birthmark on the man’s waist; his body bore two birthmarks. The body is presently at the Suddie mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Residents reportedly spotted the naked body and immediately contacted the Police on Monday. When Police arrived at the scene, they cordoned off the area and started their investigations. Several persons in the area were questioned, but they claimed that they did not hear any unusual sound or see any unusual movement prior to the discovery of the body. Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

LISTEN: Peter Taylor on why FA MUST give Glenn Hoddle the England job

first_imgPeter Taylor has called on the Football Association to make Glenn Hoddle the next England manager.The FA are searching for a boss after Roy Hodgson’s resignation following the Three Lions’ woeful showing at Euro 2016.Taylor was in charge of England Under-21s when Hoddle was manager of the senior side between 1996-99.Hoddle was sacked after making controversial comments about disabled people but his spell is fondly remembered by many.Taylor now believes the time has come to give the 58-year-old another crack at the job.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, he said: “When I worked under Glenn and saw him work with the FA, to me, three years later he was a better manager than when he first went there. “He was a very, very good manager. All of a sudden they made a change and it wasn’t for things that happened on the pitch. For that reason, he should be given another chance.“You listen to him now, whether it is on the radio or a TV programme, and he is just so knowledgeable. He understands the game 100 per cent.”last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club NotesJuniors: The junior team played two league matches over the past week and had mixed fortunes.Last Tuesday we got taught a lesson by Moindearg and struggled throughout the game before going down by a score of 0-3 to 4-11.Last Saturday we played Shalloe Pearse at Greenford and came out the right side of a 2-11 to 2-5 result, a lot more hard work is required if we are to make our mark this season. Reserves:Our reserve team keep on grinding out the results in the league after a hard earned win over a good North London Shamrock team last Saturday.Their were good performances from Kevin Mullan, Fergus Horan, Gary Kane and Barry McDonagh. Final score TCG 3-13 NLS 2-10.Fixtures:Wed 25th June; Under 21 C’ship SF; TCG V Parnells, 7.30pm @ Greenford.If successful the final will be played on Sat 28th June at Ruislip 4.30pm.Sun 29th June, FL Div3; TCG V Garryowen, 1pm @ Greenford. Feile Alton Festival:This Saturday the club will send a team to take part at the Feile Alton festival in a challenge match against Donaghmore Fontenoys from Co Monaghan.The club were kindly asked to participate at this historic occasion and we are honoured to be involved in what should be a terrific weekend.Gabriel Donohoe RIP: The club were greatly saddened to hear of the passing by of long serving member and supporter Gabriel Donohoe late last week at Charing Cross hospital.A native of Teemore in County Fermanagh he had been involved with the club since the late eighties and was influential in getting club stalwart Tommy Maguire to join up.Although his health had deteriorated over the years it did not stop him travelling to all of our club games no matter what the weather.He was a quiet gentleman who was very dedicated to the club and Gaa in general, and would be seen most weekends in the pensioner’s dugout at Ruislip.Tir Chonaill Gaels pass on our condolences to Gabriel’s family both in England and Ireland and we thank him for the memories he has left with us.Funeral arrangements will be posted on the club website, twitter and Facebook when confirmed. May he rest in Peace.Congratulations:The club would like to pass on our best wishes to player Niall Travers and his Girlfriend Marie on the recent arrival of their baby boy.Lottery:Lotto results for 19/06/14 Jackpot £2,200Numbers drawn, 1-3-10-12, no jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, M Clarke, c/o Maurice Carr, JP O’Donnell, c/o TCG, Luke Kavanagh, c/o T O;Connor, Conor McCarthy, c/o TCG. This week’s jackpot stands at £2,250 with the draw taking place at the club on Thursday. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS TO COMPETE AT FEILE ALTON was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 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:Tir Chonaill Gaels noteslast_img read more

Mourinho and Hodgson agree on the best thing about Man United’s draw

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion PAYBACK ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane revealed latest An injured Victor Lindelof leaves the pitch at full-time on Saturday Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions scrap 3 3 BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img Victor Lindelof in action for Sweden gameday cracker LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Victor Lindelof is a “fantastic example” to other Manchester United players, says Jose Mourinho.The Sweden defender pulled his hamstring in the closing stages of Saturday’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace, but with three substitutes already made, the 24-year-old soldiered on to complete the game. “If I was a Man United man, that would be one of the most impressive things that happened in the game as far as I’m concerned.”“It would give me a lot of satisfaction knowing that not only are there good players here who can cause so many problems for opponents, you’ve even got that level of spirit and determination and guts when it comes down to it.“He could quite easily have used the injury as an excuse, and Wilf and Jonathan who are very quick could have gone past him and maybe even won the game.”Mourinho’s praise for his star defender comes after accusing some of his other players of lacking “heart” as they failed to break down a resilient Palace side. RANKED Lindelof, who played two demanding Nations League matches for Sweden during the international break, has been a shining light in United’s poor start to the season.When asked if Lindelof is injured, Red Devils boss Mourinho said: “I believe so. I have to believe so. I always say that this is the period of the injuries.”When they are not injured in the national team, they come to the clubs and they are injured.“He played against Russia three days ago or two days ago and, of course, we need him and he played and he was probably the best player in the team. Both Mourinho and Hodgson were impressed with Lindelof playing through the pain barrier 3 “He was a brave guy, probably punishing himself, who knows, for how long he will be out, but a fantastic example.”Lindelof is set to miss United’s Champions League game with Young Boys on Tuesday.And it seems Roy Hodgson was equally impressed by the defender’s effort.“If anyone doubts anything about Manchester United and commitment and desire, to see Lindelof, who had obviously injured himself, actually keeping pace with [Wilfried] Zaha and [Jordan] Ayew, that would tell you more,” the Palace manager said. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ He added: “There are games that are special games and not just ‘one more’.“This was a special game, the first of eight Premier League games until the end of December, a game we need to win and it was not enough from the heart.“You must play with brain and also with heart and I think not enough heart.”Mourinho also feels the current generation of players are not as ‘prepared for life’ as they were in his generation.last_img read more


first_imgTwo cousins have been jailed after they threatened and verbally abused gardaí who were escorting an ambulance on its way to aid a man.Kevin McCahill (25) of 166 St. Mary’s Terrace, Rathmullan and Shane Patterson (23) of Aughnagaddy, Ramelton were sentenced to eight and nine months in prison respectively and after pleading guilty to public order incidents.Judge Paul Kelly said he “absolutely could not tolerate such behaviour” after he heard how gardaí had to use incapacitating spray on both men during a public order incident in Ramelton. Inspector David Kelly told the court that ambulance control had requested garda assistance after experience a large crowd when trying to come to the aid of an injured man in Ramelton on July 8th, 2012. Both defendants were aggressive to gardaí and shouted abuse and threatened them.Garda McManus feared he was going to be assaulted and drew his incapacitating spray and used it on Patton. Patton told the garda that he would “burn your f**king house down”. McCahill then lounged at Garda McManus and swung a punch at him. Gardaí also had to use incapacitating spray on McCahill. McCahill was arrested and Patton was apprehended after he ran from the scene.McCahill also pleaded guilty to drink driving at Meadowhill, Letterkenny in November, 2011 and public order offences outside the Golden grill nightclub in Letterkenny on March 18th last. His previous convictions included assault, criminal damage and dangerous driving.The court heard that Patton had 20 previous convictions that included public order offences.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the two men were very sorry for their behaviour and apologised. He said both have been out of work for some time and alcohol has become a major part of their lives.Judge Kelly said both men had been before the court on a significant number of occasions for serious offences.He said it was not acceptable that emergency services trying to attend to someone in need should be confronted with such thuggery.He rejected an application from Mr. Gallagher to impose suspended sentences saying both men had enough chances.McCahill was imprisoned for a total of nine months, fined 850 euro and disqualified from diving for three years.Patterson, who had received four suspended sentences in the previous two years, was jailed for nine months and fined 200 euro.COUSINS JAILED AFTER ABUSING GARDAI was last modified: May 16th, 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)last_img read more

Grave concern expressed over delay in mica redress scheme

first_imgConcern has been expressed over the multi-million euro redress scheme to fix defective building blocks in Donegal. The scheme remains closed a full year after it was approved by the Government.Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week programme, MAG spokesperson Eileen Doherty said that the group was “disappointed” the scheme had remained closed, while the Department of Housing and Donegal County Council continue discussions around how it will operate. She said there were in excess of 5,000 affected homeowners, most of whom are located in Donegal.She said they cannot wait much longer for financial aid; and that the price for waiting to open the scheme would be further deterioration in the homes and a greater cost to the taxpayer and homeowners to fix them.The Donegal County Council welcomed the recent announcement of €40million funding for the repair of homes affected by Mica in Donegal. Mica was contained in bricks sold for many years; but it is entirely unsuitable for construction blocks. The homeowners were promised by Government last October that they could avail of a redress scheme, after exhausting other legal and insurance options. Homeowner Christina Crumlish, who lives in a Mica-affected home (below) at Sheskin near Donegal’s Malin Head, said that the longer it takes for the scheme to open, the worse the homes are getting. Major cracks that emerged in the exterior leaf of her home a decade ago have now spread indoors.Letterkenny-based engineer Damien McKay, who was appointed to train a panel of engineers to asses the homes as part of the long-awaited scheme, told RTÉ that a further delay would add to the costs.He said that homes currently classed as ‘category 3’ homes could worsen and be classed as ‘category 4’ meaning the cost of remedial work may double, with a full demolition and rebuild being needed in worst cases.The Department of Housing and Donegal County Council said they are continuing to discuss details of the scheme and are working on getting it up and running.No details about how the scheme will operate have been formally published, but Ms Doherty told RTÉ that the Department told them in a recent oral briefing that homeowners would have to pay at least 10% of the costs, and no alternative accommodation or warehousing costs were to be covered via the scheme. Grave concern expressed over delay in mica redress scheme was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:InishowenletterkennyMICAMica Redress Schemelast_img read more

Four Affordable Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Old Windows

first_imgWindowsFor the time being, tax credits are likely to be available for some window replacements (those with glazing that meets IRS requirements) and a few other window attachment options.The best place to go to get unbiased information on window replacement options is the Efficient Windows Collaborative.Remember that you might not need to replace your windows unless they are actually falling apart, if they are unsafe, or if they no longer operate. If your windows are sound and function well, consider other window attachment options.2. Low-e storm windows deliver a lot of performanceNewer, airtight storm windows with low-e coatings can rival the performance of just about any window replacement. Interior units are easy to install, although exterior units do a much better job of protecting your existing windows. And now you can buy low-e storms with high solar heat gain for colder climates and low solar heat gain for warmer ones. Double- and triple-tracked storms come with operable screen panels so you can easily operate your windows for natural cooling.For that same size window (30″ by 60″), you can get a low-e storm window, installed, for about $60 for interior plastic single fixed panel (not low-e) to $160 for exterior low-e triple-tracked storm windows.3. Window films can be temporary or permanentThere are two primary types of window films: more permanent, surface-applied films and the stretch-plastic that you install temporarily to interior window trim. Surface-applied films are now rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council and have a wide range of performance properties: U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient, and visual transmittance. Standard solar control window films run about $80 installed while spectrally selective films are about $125 per typical window.The stretch-plastic seasonal film kits you tack onto window trim can be installed relatively airtight for better thermal comfort and reduced heating in cold climates and typically run about $15 at any local building supply or hardware store.4. Exterior roller shades keep the sun outIf keeping the heat out is your main concern, the most effective window treatment options are exterior; you keep the sun out before it gets in. While retractable awnings and even fixed awnings tend to be a bit pricey, economical exterior roller shades are available for as little as $25 per window.New information resource on window attachmentsWhile the best place for clear, unbiased information and guidance on replacing windows is the Efficient Windows Collaborative, there is a new resource dedicated to information and guidance on window attachments. The site includes information on products to purchase as well as a Q&A forum where you can post any question, including questions (and then get answers) for your particular situation.Special note: What about lead-based paint?While most window attachments can be installed without any sort of lead-based paint disturbance or legally-required management, don’t let the issue of loose and peeling lead-based paint slide as you work on any aspect of your home(s), but particularly windows. For more information on managing the lead-based paint hazard, see EPA resources. GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE All cost estimates presented here are ballpark numbers obtained from discussions with remodelers and manufacturers or actual purchase. What Should I Do With My Old Windows?Historic Preservation and Green RenovationInsulated Storm Windows?Replace That Window?Should Historic Preservation Trump Energy Performance?7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 4. WindowsAll About Glazing Options There are many reasons to replace windows, but energy efficiency is not the best reason. Replacing the windows in an older house is one of the most expensive energy upgrades you can make. To improve performance of existing windows, consider storm windows, window films, and exterior roller shades before buying replacement windows.But which option is the best bang for the buck?1. Replacement windows — the most expensive optionYou have three options when replacing windows: full window replacement, insert windows (the old sashes come out and a whole new window inserts into your old window frame), and sash replacement (primarily for double-hung windows, this option requires jamb liners into which new sashes are installed). A typical full window replacement (a window 30 inches wide and 60 inches tall) will run about $400 to $600; insert replacements cost about $300 to $400, and sash replacement kits cost around $250 to $300. RELATED ARTICLESlast_img read more

Judge Orders Disclosure Of Classified Surveillance-Court Documents

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A secret U.S. intelligence court has ordered the Justice Department to declassify court documents from 2008 that reportedly outline Yahoo’s arguments against turning over customer data to government investigators.The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees domestic surveillance of foreign nationals in largely secret proceedings, agreed to Yahoo’s request to release its official ruling and legal briefs filed in the 2008 case. In that case, Yahoo reportedly objected to federal demands for customer data, arguing that such requests violated its customers’ constitutional protection against warrantless searches.See also: Documents Show PRISM Reaches Directly Inside Internet FirmsIt is not clear whether the 2008 case specifically involved the reported National Security Agency surveillance program known as PRISM, in which Internet companies like Yahoo have reportedly provided broad data access to the government. The Washington Post reported last month that PRISM enlisted its first corporate partner—Microsoft—in May 2007.In any event, the intelligence court’s 2008 ruling reportedly rejected Yahoo’s argument and compelled it to comply with federal data requests. But that order, along with the pro and con arguments raised by parties in the case, were subsequently classified. Yahoo, in fact, couldn’t even disclose the fact that it was a party in the case until last month.The Daily Dot first reported news of the court’s declassification decision. The Web site notes that Yahoo’s victory is only the second known civilian win before the intelligence court.See also: Yahoo Reports Its Data Request NumbersThe government has until the end of the month to review the documents, and can redact parts it deems “properly classified information.” As of this moment, Yahoo is the only major tech company known to have legally objected to government surveillance efforts, although others could conceivably remain bound by gag orders similar to the one that silenced Yahoo until recently.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… say sahmedsaymediacom Tags:#nsa#Prism#surveillance#Yahoo last_img read more