Cops complicit with bandits everywhere

first_imgBandits with cops telephone numbers– but not in Black Bush Polder case – RamjattanPublic Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanDead bandit:Kelvin “Kelly” ShivgobinPublic Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said that the discovery of several police officers’ numbers stored in a cellphone that was found on the slain bandit, Kelvin Shivgobin, does not prove that there was any collusion between the lawmen and criminals.Shivgobin was one of three bandits shot and killed during a standoff with the police in Johanna, Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Among the items found at the scene on the dead man was a mobile phone and according to a recent article published in a local newspaper, the phone numbers of four police ranks were found stored in the handset.“I understand that there might be some whistleblower who set it up and indicated that indeed this is true… I hope [the police] gonna get the witness giving a statement rather than just wildly making the accusation. But that accusation also could be corroborated with the phone numbers,” Ramjattan told reporters when prompted.In the same breath, however, the Public Security Minister posited that the numbers found in the phone do not mean there was any collusion. But in the article, the whistleblower revealed that the numbers were also in the call log, providing that there was contact between the ranks and the now dead bandit.Nevertheless, the Minister noted that the matter is being investigated.“Phone numbers of policemen could very well be in criminals’ phone; it doesn’t mean that the policeman is complicit with the criminal… So, we have to be cautious about what is being said in this whistleblowing episode and so although indeed a certain policeman’s phone number was found in the criminal’s [phone], the connection now that they were complicit is what the police will have to investigate. That, as you know, can be very difficult but whatever it is, I am absolutely certain that that set of difficulties could be surmounted by good detective work,” Ramjattan contended.The report which was published earlier the week referenced unanimous “ranks”, who called for an independent probe into the corrupt practices by those four officers, which is reportedly being aided by a senior cop. It was alleged that one of the implicated ranks was a mole for the criminals, collecting large sums of money to tip them off whenever the police are on their tail.According to Minister Ramjattan, there is always some sort of complicity between criminals and rogue elements of law enforcement. While noting that this phenomenon is not limited to Guyana, there is a no-tolerance for such behaviour.“Once these things happen, the police is investigating them thoroughly and if anybody – whether a popular policeman, high ranking policeman; if he has to be charged, charge him. It’s a zero tolerance and no-nonsense approach; that’s the only clear way we can get rid of the rogue elements in our Police Force and get a better, safe security system,” the Public Security Minister stressed.The now dead Shivgobin, called “Kelly”, was believed to be the ringleader of a notorious gang that has been terrorising residents in Berbice for months. However, on May 19, he along with Ramnarine Jagmohan and Sewchand Sewlall were shot dead after opening fire on the police.The trio is believed to be behind the 2018 Old Year’s Night attack in Bush Lot, Corentyne, during which brothers, Harricharran and Premcharran Samaroo, were shot and killed.Shivgobin was on the police wanted list for several other armed robberies, but, more particularly, for the murder of the two brothers.last_img read more

Peru beat New Zealand to qualify for WCup

first_img“It’s a big emotion, beyond making history,” tearful Peru midfielder Christian Cueva said. “It’s a child’s dream. We have not broken this bad streak for so long. Now I’m going to celebrate.”The second-leg match at Lima’s Estadio Nacional was the decider after New Zealand and Peru played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Oceania-South America playoff on Saturday at Wellington.Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski tweeted his joy after the match, posting the message: “We waited more than 35 years to be in a World Cup again. Thank you warriors for giving us this joy.”Peru’s Christian Ramos (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against New Zealand during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying play-off second leg match, in Lima, on November 15, 2017 © AFP / Ernesto BENAVIDESNew Zealand, ranked 122nd in the world, was seeking a third World Cup finals berth after appearances in 1982 and 2010.“I’m proud of the team, but everybody should be proud of these players because what they’ve done is incredible and tonight they played to an incredible level,” New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said.“Overall, very proud, given the challenges we had coming here, with the key players we had who were injured, knowing that we had to manage game time for many of them.”A noisy fireworks display was exploded above the New Zealand team hotel on Tuesday night, prompting Hudson to lament lost sleep.“We would have had a better chance of winning this game if our hotel had been right next to Peru’s national team. And we’d have had some more sleep. Next time we’ll stay next to Peru’s hotel,” Hudson said.Peru’s Christian Cueva (L) fights for the ball with New Zealand’s Kip Colvey during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying play-off second leg match, in Lima, on November 15, 2017 © AFP / ERNESTO BENAVIDESPeru attacked the “All-Whites” from the start, Incas defender Luis Advincula slamming a left-footed shot off the crossbar in the third minute to delight a full-throated capacity crowd of 40,000.The opening goal came after Cueva raced down the left wing and flicked a pinpoint center pass with the outside of his right foot to Farfan.The 33-year-old forward for Lokomotiv Moscow blasted a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area past New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic and into the back of the net.– Win dedicated to Guerrero –In celebrating the goal, Farfan covered his head with the jersey of suspended Peru teammate Paolo Guerrero, unavailable after failing a doping test last month.Peru’s Paolo Guerrero was unavailable for New Zealand match due to a failed doping test last month © AFP/File / CRIS BOURONCLE“Thanks for the support, Paolo. This is for you,” Farfan said.After dedicating the match to Guerrero, Farfan gestured to the delighted crowd and said, “Paolo is all around.”Farfan had another chance in the 42nd minute when Marinovic surrendered a rebound chance, but the sprawled Kiwi made a left-hand save from point blank range and finally clutched the ball to end the threat.New Zealand’s Kip Colvey gave the Kiwis a dangerous chance in the 50th minute with a centering pass from the right wing to second-half substitute Chris Wood, but the English Premier League striker for Burnley saw his header from six meters denied by Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.Still vulnerable to a New Zealand away goal, 10th-ranked Peru’s insurance policy came off the foot of Ramos after a corner kick glanced off Farfan’s head.The ball struck Kiwi defender Winston Reid to land in front of Ramos, who fired it into the goal.“The people deserve this and much more,” Ramos said. “They supported us when we were bad.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Peru’s (from L) Raul Ruidiaz, Jefferson Farfan and Christian Cueva celebrate after defeating New Zealand 2-0 and qualifying for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, in Lima, on November 15, 2017 © AFP / ERNESTO BENAVIDESLima, Peru, Nov 16 – Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.Farfan struck in the 27th minute and Ramos scored in the 65th to give “Los Incas” their fifth overall World Cup finals appearance and the first in 35 years.last_img read more

Radiation therapy alone may be enough to treat older sicker patients with

first_imgJun 18 2018The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to discuss this important cancer. The majority of patients with this cancer are cured by a combination of treatment of radiation and chemotherapy. However, this treatment can have significant side effects, particularly in the elderly or those in poor general health. In a study featured in the July 2018 issue of the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Registry linked to Medicare and studied 99 patients with stage I anal cancer who were treated only with radiation therapy and compared these to 200 patients who were treated with the standard combination of chemotherapy and radiation. After adjusting for patient comorbidities, HIV status, use of home health services, sociodemographic characteristics and other factors, they found that there was no difference in overall-, cause-specific, colostomy-free or disease-free survival. In contrast, chemoradiation was associated with more early and late side effects due to treatment. The authors concluded that radiation therapy alone may provide for adequate cancer treatment when used to treat older, sicker patients with early stage anal cancers.A quote from the first author Michael Buckstein: “This study uses SEER-Medicare to generate the largest series, to our knowledge, of Stage I patients to explore outcomes of chemoradiation versus radiation alone.” Source:http://icahn.mssm.edu/last_img read more