Thomas Pringle TD has today strongly criticised the government over speculation of Garda station closures following the publishing of statistics on garda presence nationwide.Speaking on the matter today to the Taoiseach at Leaders’ Questions, the Independent TD for Donegal South-West said statistics published in recent days show low garda presence in numerous rural garda stations which will no doubt be used to justify the closure of stations across the rural landscape as part of the review of An Garda Síochána’s capacity to operate with reduced resources.“Almost a third of all garda stations are staffed by just one garda, a further 88 stations have just two serving gardaí, while 40 stations are without any permanent garda assigned to duty. This should not be used as a reason to close stations, but to reconsider the ban on new recruits. Counties like Donegal, Galway, Mayo and many others could face massive closures because of this. “As things stand, it can take a squad car from the nearest station up to two hours, if you’re lucky, to get to its destination – even in an emergency. I know of one incident in Donegal where a squad car had to travel 50 miles to a serious arson incident and there are numerous areas in Donegal that have been plagued by burglaries and vandalism where the criminals have no fear because they know they won’t be caught.“It’s gotten to the stage where people are so frightened that some living on their own lock themselves in their bedroom at night and leave 50 euro on the kitchen table. That is no way to live and the fact that this is what’s going on before these proposed massive closures makes it all the more worrying.“We have already seen the closure of nearly 40 stations this year, with it being reported that up to 80 stations could face closure by the end of the year. This isn’t efficient, this is dangerous.“I understand that the Garda Commissioner is expected to complete his list of recommended stations for closure any day now on foot of these statistics, but what we need to know is what exactly is this government’s plan on tackling crime in rural areas and how exactly can you equate less stations and less gardaí with more efficiency? “How many more closures will we see by the year’s end and how for many more years will we see these closures happening before the recruitment embargo is lifted by this government to ensure the safety of all citizens equally?”PRINGLE SLAMS GOVERNMENT OVER GARDA STATION CLOSURES was last modified: November 20th, 2012 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)
New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI) Indian batting star Virat Kohli today lashed out at social media trolls for targetting Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, saying that those who blame her for anything negative in his cricket career should be ashamed of themselves. Kohli, who single-handedly powered India into the World Twenty20 semifinal with a hurricane 82-run knock against Australia last night, took to Twitter and Instagram to hit out at the trolls who take digs at his former girlfriend after every India match. “Shame on those people who have been having a go at anushka for the longest time and connecting every negative thing to her. Shame on those people calling themselves educated,” Kohli wrote. “Shame on blaming and making fun of her when she has no control over what i do with my sport. If anything she has only motivated and given me more positivity. This was long time coming. Shame on these people that hide and take a dig. “And i dont need any respect for this post. Have some compassion and respect her. Think of how your sister or girlfriend or wife would feel if someone trolled them and very conveniently rubbished them in public,” he added. Sharma has been subjected to trolling in the past as well, most notably after Kohli flopped in the ODI World Cup semifinal against Australia last year. PTI PM AH PM
Google may be in talks with Dish about launching a new US wireless carrier. Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images Google shot down a report that it’s in talks to help create a fourth US wireless carrier with TV provider Dish Network, using assets acquired from T-Mobile. The New York Post reported Sunday that Alphabet director Alan Mulally has been part of the talks.”These claims are simply false,” a spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “Google is not having any conversations with Dish about creating a wireless network.”The report came as T-Mobile works to get the Justice Department to approve its $26 billion bid to buy Sprint, a deal Dish has been on the periphery of.Dish declined comment.First published at 5:32 a.m. PT.Updated at 8:32 a.m. PT: Adds that Dish declined comment. 3 Tags Angela Lang/CNET Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Dish Network Google T-Mobile Alphabet Inc.,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $60 at Best Buy Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $6 at Tidal Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See it Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See It Comments Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Comments Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Tags $999 Sprint Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mobile Tech Industry Now playing: Watch this: See It Read Google Home Hub review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read the AirPods review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon $155 at Google Express Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo Rylo $210 at Best Buy $299 at Amazon How fast is T-Mobile’s 5G network? We took it for a test… Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET 7 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice The Cheapskate Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Boost Mobile Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $520 at HP $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET 2:25 Apple iPhone XS An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 Chris Monroe/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo 13 Photos
File photo of LightningThree members of a family were killed as lightning struck them at Saltala village in Sadullapur upazila in the district on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased are Rasheda Begum, her son Afiz and nephew Nizam, all residents of Saltala village.Officer-in-charge of Sadullapur police station Md Borhan Uddin said a thunderbolt hit the tin-shed house amid rain in the afternoon while the trio was in the house, leaving them dead on the spot.
Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida RahmanA Dhaka court on Thursday ordered freezing three bank accounts of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman with a UK bank, reports UNB.Judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Sessions KM Imrul Kayes passed the order following a permission case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), said ACC prosecutor Mahmud Hossain Jahangir.All the three accounts are with Standard Bank UK.According to the permission case, the ACC had formed an inquiry committee while investigating Tarique’s investment aboard after siphoning off money.The transfer of 59341.93 pounds from White and Blue Consultant Limited to three accounts of Tarique and Zubaida remained halted at the order of FIU, UK, it said.If any step is not taken immediately, this amount can be shifted elsewhere, the case statement said, urging the court to order freezing the accounts.Jahangir said the court order will be sent to the British attorney general office through the home ministry. “The British attorney general office will make the order effective sending it to the bank concerned.”