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Lord Equus to rebound

first_img LATE SUPER-6 FANCIES TOMORROW’s Jamaica Oaks 12-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a host of carry-overs, including $4.2 million in the Pick-9 from Race Four to 12 and $1.1 million in the late Super-6 from Race Seven to 12. There is also a place pot carry-over of $281,000 as well as $95,097 hi-five carry-over from Sunday to tomorrow’s fifth race and a superfecta carry-over of $146,000 from Sunday’s eighth race to the first race tomorrow. We look at the second Super-6 commencing in Race Seven, a four-year-old and up restricted allowance (non-winners of two) for fillies and mares to be contested by 10 starters over 1,200 metres. VALLEY OF QUEENS, KIMBERLY GOLD, SWEET DIMENSION, and the sparingly raced filly PROLIFIC PRINCESS are expected to figure prominently. Victory should go to the Neive Graham-trained PROLIFIC PRINCESS despite racing for the first time since August of last year. Back then, she was a runaway winner over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:14.3, and with connections, including popular owner O’Shaun Connection doing very well with their string of horses this season, PROLIFIC PRINCESS should return with a bang under title-chasing jockey Omar Walker. She has most to fear from KIMBERLY GOLD, who hails from the in-form stables of Steven Todd. (7) PROLIFIC PRINCESS (8) ITALIANO/MIND SET (9) LORD EQUUS/CLASSY AVIATOR (10) LOTTERY TICKET/ HONEY DARLIN (11) NUCLEAR AFFAIR (12) SMOKEY TOPAZ/ MERITONE Walker, Graham, and O’Shaun Connection should team up once again to win the eighth race over 1500 metres (claiming $450,000-$400,000) with down, in-class ITALIANO. Having beaten better in his first two races of the season in January, the seven-year-old grey gelding should defy topweight of 57.0kg over what is an ideal trip for him but should still be wary of the Wayne DaCosta-trained MIND SET and the recent winner STAR NEW VISTA. LORD EQUUS, who finished a good fifth to FUTURE KING in the recent Post to Post 2000 Guineas, should take a lot of beating in the ninth race over 1200 metres, this for non-winners of two three-year-olds. Trained by 14-time champion PhilipFeanny, LORD EQUUS notched his last win over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:13.4, and based on his good fourth to CHASE THE GREAT in the March 19 Prince Consort Stakes (Guineas trial), will prove hard to beat with only 51.5kg and Oneil Mullings aboard. CLASSY AVIATOR (Wesley Henry up) and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN (Walker up) are twin dangers in a field of 11. Race number 10 for the Ricochet Cup over the round-five course for maiden three-year-old fillies should resolve itself into a straight fight between the Feanny-trained HONEY DARLN (Mullings up), who went down fighting against SUPER COP last Saturday, and the DaCosta-trained LOTTERY TICKET (Walker up), who showed promise on her recent debut. It should to be close, but for me, it’s LOTTERY TICKET. The 11th race, the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks for native-bred three-year-old fillies over 2,000 metres, looks a mere formality for the impressive 1000 Guineas winner NUCLEAR AFFAIR, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros. This exceptional hree-year-old filly is unbeaten in three starts this season, and having looked razor sharp at exercise, should lead home Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS in a field of 10. Then, close all bets with the speedy SMOKEY TOPAZ under top apprentice Linton Steadman in the last race over 1,200 metres, where MERITONE and BLUE DIXIE are main rivals in a field of 11 overnight allowance horses. IDEAL TRIPlast_img read more

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21-year-old Supenaam porter commits suicide

first_img– succumbs days after ingesting poisonous substanceAubrey Evans, 21, of Supenaam Village, Essequibo Coast, Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam) ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance. Evans, a porter was seen vomiting around 08:00h on September 12 at his home. Neighbours in anguish called his sister Alana John to immediately visit her brother.According to reports when the sister arrived, brother Aubrey was observed vomiting a ‘whitish’ substance. When questioned, he admitted to ingesting poison. She rushed him to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was admitted. He survived for two days.It is yet unsure why he wanted to end his life. He was living alone at the time of his death since his parents died years ago.last_img

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Liverpool FC: This year’s Hillsborough memorial service will be the last held at Anfield

first_img The 2014 service, 25 years on from the 1989 disaster 1 This year’s Hillsborough memorial service is to be the last held at Anfield.Members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) unanimously agreed Friday, April 15 will be the final time the public event is held at the ground, which has staged the service every year since the 1989 disaster.“The 96 will never be forgotten,” said HFSG chairman Margaret Aspinall.“It is likely that the inquests will be concluded before the anniversary so this final memorial service will provide the families with some closure.“The HFSG would like to thank everyone for all the support the families have received over the past 27 years and all those people who have attended the service at Anfield each year.“We would also like to extend our thanks to Liverpool Football Club for their continued support over the past 27 years and for hosting the service each year at Anfield.“We hope that the public and fans respect the decision of the HFSG and will continue to remember the 96 in their own perhaps more private way.”last_img read more

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Fire service suits rising

first_imgDespite a decade of efforts to end harassment and discrimination within the Los Angeles Fire Department, the agency still faces frequent costly lawsuits, according to records obtained by the Daily News. The number has ebbed and flowed over the years, but rose sharply from three in 2002-03 to 13 in 2004-05, City Attorney’s Office records show – and interviews with firefighters and attorneys suggest even more litigation is pending against a department facing increased scrutiny after a city audit found persistent “systemic harassment.” While many cases are pending, liability payouts have already topped $1 million in the past five fiscal years. The Supreme Court has refused to hear the city’s appeal in another Fire Department labor case that could leave Los Angeles on the hook for more than $2 million. The specter of the mounting costs disturbs some city leaders, who have called for an evaluation of the department’s employment practices after the city audit blamed rampant discrimination and retaliation on weak management and a poor disciplinary system. “At the same time, both men and women are treated with disrespect. Rookies are often lowest on the totem pole. Our administration seems to be only mildly annoyed by the whole situation.” Terese Floren, a former Ohio firefighter for 15 years who now heads Women in the Fire Service Inc., said treatment of female firefighters across the country has frayed since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “It’s difficult to talk about this because there’s so much pain and outrage still over 9-11,” she said. “But there very much was a backlash against women firefighters after 9-11. As soon as it happened, all the news coverage was about fireman, fireman, fireman – not firefighters, fireman.” Pat McOsker, president of United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112, the union that represents the rank and file, said his group has long believed the department’s discipline system is broken. “There has been a rash of lawsuits,” he said. “People obviously feel pushed to do that to seek justice.” Bamattre, who was promoted to chief in 1996, in part to increase the number of women on the 3,300-member force, defended his decade at the helm by pointing to increased numbers of recruits, and a force that is nearly 50 percent minority. But he acknowledged that recruiting women remains tough – particularly because of fallout over the harassment allegations. “Our people don’t know where the line is,” said Bamattre. “What troubles me in our efforts to recruit more women is the last thing we want to have is a perception among potential candidates that our department does not welcome women into the fire service.” Bamattre said he is committed to fixing it even as he is set to retire in little more than two years. He said he hopes to reform an aging disciplinary process in which firefighters can appeal their penalties to a panel of three fire chiefs – a system that only allows Bamattre to reduce, not increase, penalties. He also hopes to soon begin holding regular meetings with supervisors to grill them on the number of complaints of workplace harassment and hazing, in addition to how the fire bosses are handling their operational obligations. And Bamattre has begun holding regular sessions with small groups of supervisors to hammer through human relations and other workplace issues. “Our effectiveness in dealing with human relations issues will be dramatically improved,” he said. “I won’t leave until this changes.” Meanwhile, details of more cases are becoming public. Ruthie Bernal, 38, filed a lawsuit late last year in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing her former supervisor, Capt. Robert Meilleur, of sexually harassing her and making inappropriate and offensive remarks between December 2004 and March 2005. The suit seeks more than $25,000 in damages for the alleged sexual harassment and sexual discrimination, sexual battery and emotional distress. In the lawsuit, Bernal also said an internal complaint she filed with the department was never investigated, and that Meilleur was never interviewed or disciplined before he retired May 13, 2005. Bernal, who has been on the force since 1990, remains on duty. Her attorney, Richard A. Love, declined to comment. Meilleur could not be reached for comment. His attorney, William Lively, did not return a call seeking comment. Late last month, a heterosexual male firefighter filed a claim against the department alleging sexual harassment and discrimination. Between 2003 and 2005, the claim says, the 20-year veteran was abused by a supervisor who made sexually suggestive gestures and inappropriate remarks about the firefighter’s wife, and threatened to fire him if he complained. The claim, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks more than $25,000 in damages for sexual harassment and retaliation. The claim also says the firefighter complained about the situation, but faced retribution. Aaron Straussner, one of the lawyers in the case, also is representing African-American firefighter Brian Brooks, a 16-year veteran who alleges racial discrimination and retaliation and years of abuse from supervisors and peers. Mike McOsker, the current secretary of UFLAC and Pat McOsker’s brother, represented Brooks during disciplinary hearings and in March 2001, wrote a memo on Brooks’ behalf alleging “a historical and ongoing bias against African-Americans in the administration of discipline” at the department, according to a copy obtained by the Daily News. “Mr. Brooks’ case is one of the worst examples of a disciplinary system run amok,” Mike McOsker wrote in the memo, in which recounted a long history of unfair treatment against African-American firefighters in Los Angeles. In an interview, Mike McOsker said he stands by the statements. “We (UFLAC) are confident that under the current leadership of the Fire Commission, many of these issues will be resolved,” he said. The problems within the department dovetailed with a case from late 2003 that made it easier for California public employees to bring lawsuits before exhausting all administrative remedies, said Thomas Hoegh, a Woodland Hills lawyer representing numerous city firefighters. “I still don’t think the department understands the ramifications of this case,” he said. “Because it’s a sea change in the law in terms of remedies that are available to employees who believe they have been discriminated against.” Hoegh is representing 10 plaintiffs with labor-related cases against the department and says he is in the process of filing three more. The lawyer has attended recent Fire Commission meetings and followed the fallout from the audit, but does not think the department is addressing the fundamental causes. “Chief Bamattre called for transparency in these types of issues in the workplace and, in my opinion, the only way right now we’re getting transparency is through lawsuits and people accessing the courts and securing their rights in that manner,” he said. Even though less than 3 percent of the department work force is female, women accounted for 56 percent of plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against the department between 1996 and 2005, according to a city Personnel Department report. In addition to the cases filed by women and minorities alleging harassment, even the accused are threatening suits, saying the department is making them “scapegoats.” Capt. John Cappon, an 18-year veteran, was one of the supervisors of a female firefighter who said she became seriously injured because of excessive training. Cappon said he became the target of an internal investigation related to the incident almost a year later as the city controller’s auditors were probing the department. Cappon said he is preparing a lawsuit against the city that may allege harassment and retaliation. He said the department’s disciplinary system is rigged and tainted by internal politics. “The department now, I think, is looking for incidents so they can show they have been proactive,” he said. “I think now they’re looking for scapegoats.” Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “When we lose these cases for millions of dollars, that affects our general fund, which goes for services like street paving, sidewalks, trees, all the issues that concern people,” said Councilman Dennis Zine. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has called on his civilian Fire Commission to draw up a plan by the end of April for fixing the department’s workplace problems, and Chief William Bamattre is seeking a half-million dollars to staff an internal affairs division to investigate complaints. “The public is very clear: They don’t see this hazing and treatment as behaviors they expect of firefighters,” Bamattre said Friday. But, he said, “our people don’t see that same gravity. That is a challenge. We’ve got to get our people to realize these things are serious and cannot continue in the work environment.” At City Council and commission hearings since the January audit, numerous firefighters have decried the fact that an earlier scandal brought many of the same problems to light in the mid-1990s, yet they persist today. “It’s been so pervasive for so many years that it slowly gets better, then again, at times, it sort of rears its head again,” said Capt. Alicia Mathis, who’s been an LAFD firefighter since 1989. last_img read more

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Liverpool’s gain is more proof Chelsea are failing themselves in the long-term

first_imgDominic Solanke’s move from Chelsea to Liverpool is unlikely to be the story of the summer when it comes to transfers, with billions set to be spent, but it could prove to be a huge failure for the club in the long-term.A tribunal will set the fee for the striker, with estimates putting the amount he will cost at £3m, but his transfer represents the Blues’ failure to captilise on their successful academy, and overreliance on their cash.At 19 years old, the quick forward has been a regular goalscorer through Chelsea’s ranks and in England’s youth teams. Last term he was kept at Stamford Bridge by Antonio Conte to be their third choice behind Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi, a futile role given the lack of injuries and suspensions for the pair.The latter, a £33m signing from Marseille, managed just seven starts for the Blues across all competitions, with Conte preferring consistency in his team selection to rotation, which proved successful given their Premier League title win.Chelsea’s short-termism in their lack of regard for the youngster’s potential will, rather unfortunately, be deemed justified as Conte didn’t need the player on the way to their triumph, despite him needing first-team football to aid his development.In the end Solanke’s switch will still represent a failure on behalf of the Blues though, who have opted, once again to spend big sums of money rather than bring talented academy products into their first-team. Roman Abramovich’s money sees them able to spend their way to glory, despite producing excellent youngsters, for which their coaching staff should be credited.With John Terry leaving the club this summer, there are just Nathan Ake, Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek left to fly the flag for the academy, with only Ake realistically challenging for a starting spot, and the latter two stuck on the fringes until injuries strike, despite their evident ability.All this while Tottenham, Manchester United, and Liverpool all bring through academy stars, and the latter are signing the Blues’ talented, but unwanted, players.Chelsea can at least hope 19-year-old Tammy Abraham’s emergence during his loan spell with Bristol City will lessen the effect of Solanke’s loss. And should mean, superficially, there is no diminishing of the quality in the first-team.But it’s an unexpected boost for Liverpool, and all because their rivals have mismanaged their academy production line, which continues to churn out talents, but the first-team fails to find a role for them.And this is without looking towards the losses of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Juan Cuadrado, Mohamed Salah, Ryan Bertrand, and even current Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge, who have all gone on, with varying extents, to have success away from Stamford Bridge.Further on from this, though, the loss of Solanke threatens to undermine the good work being done at the club away from the senior team.If you were a young footballer, why sign a contract at Chelsea when Manchester United, Tottenham, and Liverpool all have youth products in and around their first-team?Spurs have not only brought through the likes of Harry Kane, and Harry Winks but Joshua Onomah, on England Under-20 duty with Solanke, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Marcus Edwards, all appear set to burst into the first XI under Mauricio Pochettino.Klopp, while gaining Solanke, still has the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria, and Ben Woodburn ready to call upon. And Jose Mourinho has talents like Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, and Angel Gomes ready to step into the breach.Solanke could easily find himself going from no senior football to first-team regular too, becoming an important part of Klopp’s plans, especially as the Reds deal with Champions League football on top of three domestic competitions.Meanwhile, Chelsea will just throw money at their first-team again, with Lukaku linked with a mega-money return, yet Kasey Palmer and Izzy Brown, who won promotion to the Premier League with Huddersfield, are likely to be sent out on loan again. In the short-term it might work, with goals flowing, silverware lifted, and champagne on ice.But is it worth it when they’re just strengthening their rivals and failing their own academy? Dominic Solanke has joined Liverpool from Chelsea 1last_img read more

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Man pleads guilty in Letterkenny to identity forgery charges

first_imgA ROMANIAN national living in Letterkenny has pleaded guilty to charges in relation to fraud and forgery of identification documents. Ioan Barbuc (25) was before the latest sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. Barbuc, of Glenoughty Close in Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he was arraigned on three charges contrary to the criminal justice, theft and fraud offences act.Barbuc spoke through an interpreter to plead guilty to all of the charges.Barbuc was charged with possession of a stolen UK driving licence. He was also charged with possession of a forged Romanian national ID card and of possessing articles – namely laminate paper and photographic paper – which had been designed or adapted for the making of forged documents.Barbuc spoke only to plead guilty.The charges are in connection with an operation led by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation in Dublin.Barrister for Barbuc, Mr Peter Nolan, said his client was anxious for the matter to be dealt with as soon as possible.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the sentencing until next Tuesday. Barbuc was remanded in custody. Man pleads guilty in Letterkenny to identity forgery charges was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Ioan BarbucJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtPeter Nolanlast_img read more

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BOWLS: DONEGAL CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS!

first_imgFollowing Donegal Ladies winning the All Ireland McIlroy Cup, Donegal juniors were not to be out done and, on Saturday, they travelled to Ballymoney in search of the Junior Inter Zone Cup.Having reached the semi final stages three weeks ago, they were drawn against Oriel Zone, who have been commanding in the junior game for some three years. Donegal proceeded to out bowl the opposition, winning by seven shots.In the other semi final, Northern got the better of Mid Antrim. Donegal moved into a 10 shot lead after three ends but Northern proceeded to peg them back and the match was all square after eight ends. However, Donegal rallied strongly over the last two ends and romped home winners by, again, seven shots. Great credit to the boys and girls who represented the county who certainly did us proud.The teams were; Rink One; Finlay Marshall, Matthew Kilpatrick, Jonny Crawford and Jamie Glackin. Rink Two; David Bonner, Vanessa McHugh, Gary Glackin and Michael Gallagher. Rink Three; Colin Glackin, Caroline O’Kane, Lisa O’Kane and Samuel Bredin. Donegal are now Irish Inter Zone Ladies and Junior Champions and it has been a great fortnight for the county.Meanwhile John Quinn, Ballylennon, pictured, won the inaugural  Dunfanaghy Singles, which was played in the Ozanam Centre.Runner up was Richard Soames, Forresters, Killybegs and the semi finalists were John Hegarty, Glenties and Pat McSorley, Strabane CC. Other qualifiers on the night were Lexie Gilfillan, Strabane Pres, Joe Duggan, Dunfanaghy, Bill McKinley, Dunfanaghy, Geoffrey Bustard, Glenmore, Danny McLaughlin, Quigleys Point, Michael Gallagher, Gortahork, Jamie Glackin, Maghery, PJ Gallagher, Burtonport, Patsy Boyle, Burtonport, Helen Foster, Strabane CC, Eddie McGonigle, Gortahork and Bertie Cole, St Johnston BC.  BOWLS: DONEGAL CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS! was last modified: February 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BOWLS: DONEGAL CROWNED JUNIOR CHAMPIONS!last_img read more

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YOUNG DOCTOR TAKEN OFF CRITICAL LIST AFTER CRASH

first_imgA young doctor has been taken off the critical list at Letterkenny General Hospital after he was involved in a car crash yesterday.The doctor, named locally at JP Kennedy who is originally from Tipperary was involved in a single vehicle collision happened just after 9.30am close to the An Cuairt Hotel at Meenacuing, Gaoth Dobhair.The accident occurred on a notorious stretch of the N56 road which claimed the lives of a mother and daughter two years ago when a speeding motorist lost control of his car. It is believed Dr Kennedy, who is based in Dungloe, was travelling there at the time.It is still not known what caused the crash but the car, understood to be a Toyota Avensis, flipped over onto its roof.The car came to rest along a picnic area after it has struck a wall.It is unclear if his injuries are life-threatening but ambulance personnel and the fire service spent a long time at the scene. The young medic was then taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.The road on which the accident happened was close for a number of hours while Garda forensic officers carry out their investigation.EndsYOUNG DOCTOR TAKEN OFF CRITICAL LIST AFTER CRASH was last modified: September 21st, 2011 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:JP KENNEDYLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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New Design Guide to be launched for Ballyshannon

first_imgA new Design Guide for Ballyshannon will be launched next by Cathaoirleach of Donegal Municipal District Cllr. Michael Naughton.This guide which has been developed by Donegal County Council working alongside the Ballyshannon Town & Village Renewal Group aims to help guide the maintenance, repair and restoration of historic buildings in Ballyshannon as well as inform how new buildings can best fit the streetscape.Well known conservation architect Duncan McClaren will also attend the launch providing a presentation on the night. Ballyshannon is a one of five designated Heritage Towns in Donegal and lays claim to the title “the oldest town in Ireland” and was created a Borough by Royal Charter on March 23, 1613.  The town was a prosperous trading centre or merchant town during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when its main industries were flour and saw milling, tobacco manufacture, soap making, tanning, distilling and brewing. It was during the nineteenth century that many of the most significant buildings that characterise the town were built.Speaking this week Cllr. Naughton said that “this Guide is the culmination of extensive work undertaken by the Council working closely with the Town and Village Renewal group in Ballyshannon and will assist in guiding the maintenance, repair and restoration of existing historic buildings, while also informing proposals for new buildings and infill gaps in the streetscape.”Copies of the Ballyshannon Design Guide will be available on www.donegalcoco.ie and hard copies will be available on the evening.The launch will take place on Tuesday 9 April at 7pm in Dorrians Hotel, Ballyshannon. Admission is free and everyone is welcome but booking is essential by emailing mmcelroy@donegalcoco.ie . New Design Guide to be launched for Ballyshannon was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ballyshannonlast_img read more

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Indian Doctor Pleads Guilty to Sex Offence in Ohio

first_imgAn Indian pediatric gastroenterologist, Arun Aggarwal, pleaded guilty to four counts of gross sexual imposition in Ohio. He had earlier pleaded not guilty to the allegations of improperly touching the breasts of two teenage female patients.“Between Dec. 23, 2013, and Nov. 10, 2014, the defendant, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital, inappropriately touched teens during medical examinations. The inappropriate touching was not a medically necessary part of the examination,” Montgomery County prosecutor Mat Heck said in a statement.Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman gave Aggarwal a 10-month sentence on Dec. 21, 2017, of which he has served four months during the trial in the Montgomery County Jail, on a $500,000 bond. He will be registered as a sex offender if he resides in Ohio. However, the doctor is on a work visa and has agreed to return to India.“This gives him certainty and ends a very difficult saga in his life and he’s eager to get back to India and move ahead,” Samuel Shamansky, Aggarwal’s attorney, said, according to NewsIndiaTimes.Aggarwal will be treated as a Tier-1 offender i.e. if he stays in the United States he will not be permitted to live within 1,000 feet of a school, preschool or daycare. He will also have to register his address every year for the next 15 years.The 40-year-old doctor was arrested on Aug. 18 at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., where he had flown in from Cleveland, Ohio, to catch a connecting flight to India.After Aggarwal was indicted, Dayton Children’s Hospital issued a statement saying, “We are deeply saddened by this situation and, as we have throughout the investigation, fully support the efforts of the officers and prosecutors in their thorough and intensive investigation. The safety of our patients is our top priority. We want to assure parents that we will not tolerate any actions which could impact our quality of care or breach the trust placed in us by patients, parents and the community.”However, the hospital was criticized for failure on its part to report the incident. The initial investigation against Aggarwal began in 2015 after two teenagers reported against him.“While the hospital was cooperative during the investigation and prosecution of the defendant, it is still very concerning that doctors who learned of the allegations against him by his patients never reported the matter to the police or Children Services,” Assistant County Prosecutor Leon Daidone said. However, the other physicians will not be charged for not reporting the incident. Related ItemsChild rightsOhiolast_img read more

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