Sussex Street man charged for possession of illegal firearm

first_imgA Sussex Street, Charlestown, Georgetown man who was reportedly found with a gun, along with matching ammunition, stood before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Monday charged for illegal possession.Twenty-four-year-old Steve Armstrong denied that on February 2, 2018 at Lombard Street, he had in his possession one .32 pistol, along with nine rounds of matching ammunition.The excavator operator was reportedly in a minibus, which was stopped by Police in the vicinity of GNIC wharf. When the Police descended on the minibus, Armstrong reportedly ran out and into the GNIC compound where he was apprehended with the illegal items. Armstrong, however, denied that the weapon and ammunition belonged to him, stating that he was taking them to someone.Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail.The defendant was remanded to prison until February 2, 2018.last_img read more

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West Berbice, Essequibo Coast minibuses withhold service

first_imgBy Andrew Carmichael and Mohanlall SeulallMinibus operators on the West Coast of Berbice (Region Five) on Monday parked their vehicles in protest at Government’s apparent lack of response to the hike in fuel prices, which the operators are feeling at the pump.School children were left stranded as the operators assembled at Bath, West Coast Berbice, seeking to draw attention to their plight and also to organise themselves to become a unit so they can take their case to the Government. Route 50 (Rosignol/Georgetown) operators, however, do not have an association.As the protest grew on Monday morning, operators blocked the road to other operators who had boycotted the strike. Those buses could not pass Bath. However, as senior Police ranks arrived on the scene, protestors were prevented from stopping and blocking buses that were operating.Essequibo minibus and hire car operators holds up placards in protest of the high fuel pricesThose who supported the strike were mainly minibus owners. Those who just operate the buses remained on the road, claiming that they had to deliver the owner’s $5000 fee by the end of the day.More than 60 percent of the buses plying the West Coast Berbice and Rosignol/Georgetown route are not operated by the owners.The owners are calling for an increase in the short drop fare, which has remained at $100 for almost two decades. The Rosignol/Georgetown fare has been increased from $700 to $800.Berbice minibus operators congregate as they withdrew their services on Monday over Government non-interventionMeanwhile, one of the owners, Rawana Ally, told this publication that the proposed increases to cushion the fuel price hike are not much in the bus operators’ opinion. He said it is being proposed that the fare for school children move from $60 to $100, and the adult fare from $100 to $140.“Is only $40 we want to put on, not much. The gas raise several times and we cannot take it anymore. This is over too much; it is too costly to run vehicles on the road now because of the high cost to maintain the vehicle. Government calls for news tyres which are very expensive, $12000 to $15000 for a new tyre, whereas we use to get tyres for $4000,” he said.He added that all he is seeking was a decent wage. He noted that a decent wage would be five thousand dollars: $3000 for him and $2000 to put aside for maintenance of the vehicle.“…you have to service the vehicle, then you have to pay a conductor; all these are bills that are reaching you, and you still have a family to maintain and to deal with the high gas price,” he explained.Meanwhile, Garcia, who owns and conducts a minibus running the Rosignol/Georgetown route, said she nets about $15,000 daily. She noted that $10,000 is used for gas and the remaining $5000 has to pay her and her husband, who is the driver, and she still has to maintain the bus.The Route 50 buses are not licensed to pick up passengers along the East Coast of Demerara. Hence, they can take only passengers going from Berbice to Georgetown and vice versa.Meanwhile, Region 5 Chairman Vickchand Ramphal, who met with some of the bus owners, told this newspaper that he is very concerned, not only about the impact the strike could have on the small man, but from a financial standpoint, the Region is already contracting financially.“I am in solidarity with the people here in Region Five. The recent increase in gas would have taken tremendous financial burdens on the bus operators, and knowing that our region is already contracting financially, it will only place more financial burden on our people,” Ramphal said.Ramphal called on the administration to address the fuel hike issue as early as possible, “so the bus operators can continue with their daily trade and the people in Region Five can continue to do their business as per normal.”Essequibo Coast protestMeanwhile, operators of minibuses and hire cars on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two, have also decided to take drastic action by striking on Monday to protest the constant raising of fuel prices.According to the drivers, they are fed up with the system and are calling on the Government to immediately reduce the price for fuel, which at present is far too high for them to survive in the transportation business.Deputy Mayor Darshan Persaud said the failing rice industry drove many farmers into the transportation sector for survival, and if the Government doesn’t intervene, there will surely be a rise in crime and other illegal activities.President of the Essequibo Coast Minibus and Hire Car Association, Mohammed Nazmul, said that due to the banning of foreign used tyres and the high cost for spares, the transportation sector in Guyana is in very bad state, and maybe now the final blow to kill it is being administered.An effort was made by the association to meet with the Regional Executive Officer, but he instead asked that they put their concerns in writing.Also present on scene was the Prime Minister’s Representative, Karran Chand. The bus operators have said they are not satisfied with the way they have been treated, and will continue protest action until someone listens to them.last_img read more

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Former Real Madrid chief: ‘Man United will be very lucky to sign Sergio Ramos’

first_imgRamon Calderon, the former Real Madrid president, says Manchester United will be “very lucky” to have Sergio Ramos.Ramos has emerged as a top transfer target for United boss Louis van Gaal this summer as doubts emerge over his future at the Bernabeu.Calderon finds it difficult to believe Real will allow such a legendary figure to leave the club, but he claims the 29-year-old is unhappy at not being offered a lucrative upgrade on his contract and says a move to Old Trafford cannot be ruled out.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “Sergio Ramos is an icon for the fans of Real Madrid. He is leader on and off the field. I don’t know if he is the best centre-back in the world but no doubt he is one of the best.“He can play as a right-back, a midfielder and he was a striker at the beginning of his career. He is also a very strong character.“But It is clear that he is unhappy because the president has refused to extend his contract. I find it like a punishment because he supported Carlo Ancelotti publicly, he said it was a mistake to sack him, and he is also backing Iker Casillas.“Let us see what happens in the next few weeks. It is going to be very exciting to know what is happening. If Sergio goes to Man United, they will be very lucky.”last_img read more

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Gardai issue golden rules for safe online shopping

first_imgGardai have issued a warning to consumers in the midst of one of the busiest online shopping periods of the year.Black Friday weekend sales and Cyber Monday discounts are in full swing across online stores. Gardai warn that, in a small number of cases, online shopping fraud can losing money or having their credit/debit card details being compromised.A 12-Step guide to Safe Online Shopping has been published with key Crime Prevention advice for all shoppers: The DOs Only buy from trusted sources, shops or brands that you are familiar with Use credit cards when purchasing things online Make sure the data transfer is appropriately protected. Look for the padlock symbol Think twice before allowing e-merchant stores to store your payment details Be aware how to control the recurring charge if paying for a continuous service online Always save all documents related to your online purchases.The DON’Ts If you are not buying a specific product or service, don’t submit your card details Avoid doing your online shopping at sites that don’t use full authentication Never send your Card number, PIN or any other card information to anyone by email When purchasing something online from another person, do not send money up front Never send your card details in an unencrypted email Don’t send money to anyone you don’t know onlineREMEMBERRegularly check statements and transactions for any frauds or suspicious activity. Report suspicious transactions to your local Garda station and to your bank or card processor.  Gardai have also provided advice for Online Retailers, who can also be the target of frauds when it comes to purchases or goods online:Compromised credit cards of requests to pay for goods and services using money transfer services can result in significant losses for online sellers. To avoid those losses, some basic steps should be kept in mind by online retailers and private sellers. Beware of any purchases of bulk items or large quantities of the items or random goodsCheck any purchases of high-value goods or goods that can easily be resoldBe cautious with purchases using credit/debit cards issues overseas or in a different name than the purchaser Check that delivery and billing addresses are the same. Check addresses and usernames online using Google to see if any reports or complaints. Require postcodes with addresses. Use Google maps to make sure the address is correctBe cautious of bulk purchases of gift cards and guest logins rather than users creating accounts Small cost purchases followed by larger purchases by the same user could indicate someone testing a compromised cardIf you capture IP addresses check them online to see where they are registered. If the billing/delivery address is in a different country, this could indicate a problemFurther advice/information is available on:www.europol.europa.eu for advice on crime and golden rules of safe online shoppingwww.garda.ie for crime prevention advice and contact details of local Garda Stationswww.bpfi.ie for advice on banking and payments (or you bank’s website)https://thecai.ie/your-rights Consumer Association of Ireland re online shopping rightsGardai issue golden rules for safe online shopping was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 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:Black Fridayshopping cyber mondaylast_img read more

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MOTORIST PLEADS GUILTY TO KILLING PALS IN CAR CRASH

first_imgShaun Graham and Matthew Crawford who were both killed in the crash.A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty today to causing the deaths by dangerous driving of two popular friends.Noel Carr, of Glenkeeragh, Newmills, appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court this morning. Mr Carr appeared in court in relation to a road accident which claimed the lives of two young men in Rathmullan on August 3, 2013.Shaun Graham, 19, and Matthew Crawford, 21, from Letterkenny were both killed when the car in which they were passengers crashed on the Rathmullan to Portsalon Road while returning home from a local festival.Mr Carr spoke just once during the brief hearing today to plead ‘guilty’ to a single charge of causing the deaths of the two young men.Members of the Graham and Crawford family were in court.A defence barrister asked for sentencing in the case to be adjourned until April to allow a report from the probation service and to prepare a plea of mitigation.Judge John O’Hagan, addressing the bereaved families, said he was sure the families were “relieved that someone has put their hands up”.He said he recognised it was a distressing time for the families and advised them that gardai would assist relatives in preparing victim impact statements for the April hearing.MOTORIST PLEADS GUILTY TO KILLING PALS IN CAR CRASH was last modified: January 27th, 2016 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:DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVINGMatthew CRawfordNoel CarrShaun Grahamlast_img read more

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Man spat at group of cyclists as he drove by them

first_imgA man who was driving past a group of cyclists spat at one of them and hit him in the face.Keith Hanlon appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with assault and also using threatening and abusive behaviour. Garda Inspector Sean Grant said there had been two sets out cyclists out for a spin near Ballybofey on July 30th, 2015.Hanlon, aged 44, was a passenger in the car being driven by his 68-year-old mother at the time at Donegal Road, Ballybofey.He rolled down the window and spat phlegm at the group hitting cyclist Damien McElhinney.Further up the road he is accused of spitting at the group again and later stuck up his two fingers at them.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Donagh Cleary said his client, from Dunwiley, Stranorlar, suffered from a medical condition and smoked a lot but had nothing against these men or cyclists in general.Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr Cleary why his client spat at the group and described the incident as disgusting.He fined Hanlon €250 for assault and took the charge of threatening and abusive behaviour into consideration.Man spat at group of cyclists as he drove by them was last modified: October 24th, 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:courtcyclistsdonegalKeith Hanlonspatlast_img read more

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HORSERACING: MAGNIFICENT SEVEN FOR ROSSA IN RAMELTON

first_imgIt was a case of the magnificent seven for 16 year old jockey, Rossa Ryan, on Sunday in Ramelton. The young Galway rider won seven of his nine mounts and recorded a feat that has never been done in these parts. Only two men have ridden six winners at the same meet – Adrian Maguire and Emmet Butterly.Rossa’s victories came in the opening race when he steered What’s The Crack to victory and followed up soon after in the feature race, Hugo Browne Memorial on Let Him Go. He made it three aboard Ya Wee Skitter in the Ciaran Gildea Memorial and number four came in the mile and a quarter open when Athea Jade stormed home. He made it five on the ever consistent Never Say Never in the mile and chalked up number six when Let’s Go had to be driven right out to hold a late flourish from Walk The Line in the two mile open. The last of the magnificent seven came when One Direction simply toyed with the opposition in the 148 cm.The meeting was also notable for the fact that it saw young Sean O’Briain record his first win. The other race on the card was won by the Sweeney family owned Sky’s The Limit in the 153 cm under Killian Gallagher from Strabane.Local lad, Dylan Browne-McMonagle made the long trip to Tipperary on Sunday and it proved a fruitful trip as he steered Little Molly to victory in the 143 cm ponies.HORSERACING: MAGNIFICENT SEVEN FOR ROSSA IN RAMELTON was last modified: July 8th, 2016 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

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GARDA KILLER JAILED AGAIN: GARDAI TO ISSUE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT

first_imgGarda are to issue a European arrest warrant for Garda killer Martin McDermott, Donegaldaily understands.Raphoe man McDermott, who escaped from jail last week, was found in Derry.He appeared in court again today charged with criminal damage and assaulting police officers during his arrest at Altcar Park in the Galliagh area of Derry. He was sentenced to four months in prison. Gardai will then extradited him back across the Border when he completes that sentence.McDermott, 26, had been on the run after escaping from Loughlin House low security prison in Co Cavan.It is now believed that Gardai will issue the warrant so that the Donegal man can continue to serve his sentence in the Republic.He may also face further charges for escaping jail and will probably be moved to a more secure prison.Justice Minister Alan Shatter’s office has promised a full investigation into McDermott’s escape from Loughlin House.McDermott, who was serving a seven year sentence for the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin in 2009, became abusive when he appeared in Derry Magistrate’s Court last week.He called Judge John Meehan a “f******* w*****r” after the judge had refused him bail.McDermott, 26, was quickly removed from court but later returned and apologised to Judge Meehan.He was fined a further £150 for misbehavior in court and was ordered to appear again by videolink today.Despite having a litany of more than 90 offences, McDermott was interred at the low security open prison after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Garda McLoughlin form Leitrim.The tragic Garda was killed after the car in which McDermott was during ploughed into a Garda patrol car at Burt in 2009.McDermot, who was found to be drunk, was being pursued y detectives after being observed acting suspiciously.GARDA KILLER JAILED AGAIN: GARDAI TO ISSUE EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT was last modified: March 22nd, 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) Tags:arrestEuropean arrest warrantMartin McDermottvideolinklast_img read more

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Buddo SS put 15 past hapless Sebei College

first_img Tags: copa coca-cola Buddo SS ran riot against Sebei College (courtesy photo)The Copa Coca-Cola is soon reaching the knock out stage as teams are starting to hit full gear.On Thursday, Wakiso giants Buddo set a record for the biggest winning margin at this year’s games so far, defeating Sebei College 15-0.Buddo took a 13-0 lead into half time and there was fear that the Wakiso based school would attempt to beat St. Marys Kitende’s record of 34 goals scored in a single game back in 2007.However, Sebei defended for their lives and saw only three more goals scored against them in the second period.In the same group (E), Nakaseke International shocked Kibuli SS 2-1 to move to six points, level with Buddo and  Ryakasinga.Elsewhere, holders Jinja S.S recovered from a dismissal start on match day two with a 3-0 win against Lubiri on Thursday during a group B duel. Abbey Bogere’s sideface off with Green Valley on Friday morning.In the same group as Jinja S.S are two other formidable sides; Welden High School and Masaka S.S who face off on Friday in explosive battle.Hosts Mbarara High take on Adwari in a group A engagement with an objective of seeking maximum points as pile pressure on leaders, Blessed Sacrament Kimanya.Also on Friday, Group F leaders St Mary’s Kitende faces off with bottom placed St Edwards’ Bukumi.Maximum points for Kitende will help them seal a round of 16 slot with two group stage matches left.Results so far:Sebei College 0-15 Buddo S.SRyakasinga CHE 4-0 Amuria High SchoolKibuli S.S 1-2 Nakaseke InternationalHope S.S 0-0 St Gerald’s NyakibaleSt Edwards’ Bukumi 2-3 Hill View College, BulangiraSerere 0-3 High Standard KateeraSironko Progressive 0-3 Hands of GraceSt Mary’s College, Simbya 1-3 Old KampalaNamagabi SS 0-2 Kigezi CollegeSt Joseph Vocational 2-3 Standard High ZanaBlessed Sacrament Kimaanya 5-0 AdwariKamuge 0-1 Mbarara HighSt Peter’s High School S 1-1 St Josephine BakhitaKamwenge 1-0 Green ValleyLubiri S.S 0-3 Jinja SSSt Joseph’s SS Buyaga 0-5 Masaka SSBishop Angelo Negri 2-2 WeldenSaviour HS 1-1 Rock High TororoSt Julian 2-0 MalukuRoyal Giants 5-2 Kitara ModelJIPRA 1-0 Kakungulu MemorialKashenyi 1-2 Kisozi seedLight SS Soroti 4-1 Lira Town CollegeRyakasinga CHE 0-5 Buddo S.SSt Mary’s Kitende 2-1 Mentor S.SHands of Grace 7-1 St Mary’s College, SimbyaLondon College, Nansana 1-0 Serere S.SHigh Standard Kateera 1-0 St Joseph’s College, LayibiSironko Progressive 1-2 Old Kampala S.SBiyaya 0-0 St Joseph Vocational, MbararaAgape S.S 1-0 NamagabiIganga Town View 0-4 Kibuli S.SKawempe Muslim S.S 1-2 HopeRock High 0-5 St Julian, GayazaIjumo Progressive 1-4 Light Secondary School, SorotiGreen Valley 4-1 Lubiri S.SMbarara High School 0-2 Blessed Sacrament KimanyaSt Joseph’s Buyaga 1-2 Welden High School, MbararaMasaka S.S 1-0 Bishop Negri S.SJinja S.S 0-0 Kamwenge Secondary and VocationalSt Paul 2-1 Royal GiantMaluku 0-2 Saviour HighKisozi Seed 0-2 Jinja Progressive AcademyPanyango High 2-4 St Peter’s HighAdwari 1-1 KamugeKamuge High School 0-5 Panyango High SchoolBlessed Sacrament, Kimanya 1-0 St Josephine BakhitaMbarara High School 4-0 St Peter’s High SchoolLubiri S.S 0-1 Masaka SSKamwenge Sec & Vocational 0-3 Welden High SchoolJinja S.S 7-1 Bishop NgeriGreen Valley 2-0 St Joseph BuyagaSt Julian 1-0 St PaulSaviour High School 2-0 Kitara ModelMaluku S.S 1-3 Royal GiantsKashenyi 2-0 Ijump ProgressiveJinja Progressive 1-0 Lira Town CollegeKisozi Seed School 0-1 Light S.SRyakasinga CHE 2-1 Iganga Town ViewSebei College 0-5 Nakaseke InternationalAmuria High School 0-5 Kibuli S.SSt Edwards Bukumi 1-3 Mentor S.SHope S.S 1-3 Hill ViewKawempe Muslim 1-1 St Mary’s KitendeSt Joseph College, Layibi 0-1 Hands of GraceSerere S.S 0-4 Old Kampala S.SLondon College 4-0 St Mary’s College, SimbyaHigh Standard, Kateera 1-3 Sironko ProgressiveNamagabi S.S 1-0 Biyaya SSPaidha High School 1-1 Standard High School, ZanaKigezi High School 3-0 St Joseph VocationalRoyal Giants 1-0 Saviour HighKitara Model 3-2 Rock HighSt Paul 2-1 MalukuLight S.S 0-0 Jinja Progressive AcademyLira Town College 1-1 Kakungulu MemorialIjumo Progressive 2-5 Kisozi SeedGreen Valley 2-0 St Josephs’ BuyagaPanyango 0-3 Mbarara HighThe 2018 Copa-Coca Cola Groups:GROUP A1.Kamuge High School – Bukedi2.Blessed Sacrement Secondary School – Masaka3.Panyango Secondary School- West Nile.4.Mbarara High School – Mbarara5.ST.Peters Secondary School – Hoima.6.Adwari Secondary School – Lango.7.Bakita.GROUP B1.Lubiru Secondary School – Kampala2.Masaka Secondary School – MasakaKamwenge Secondary and Vocational School- Rwenzori4.Welden High School- Mbarara5.Jinja Secondary School- Busoga6.Green Valley High School – Mukono7.ST.Joseph Buyala- Mbale8.Bishop Angelo Negri College- Acholi.GROUP C1.St Julian High School – Wakiso2.Saviour High School – Luweero3.St. Paul Secondary School- Rwenzori4.Kitala Model Secondary School – Bumyoro5.Royal Giant High School – Mityana6.Rock High School- Bukedi7.Maluku Secondary School -Mbale.GROUP D1.Light Secondary School – Teso2.Kakungulu Memorial School- Kampala3-Kisozi Seed Secondary School – Mpigi4.Lira Town College- Mango5.Kakungulu Memorial School – Kampala6.Jinja Progressive- Busoga7.UUUMO Progressive Secondary School – Bushenyi.GROUP E1.Iganga Town View Secondary School- Busoga2.Sebei College School- Sebei3.Kibuli Secondary School- Kampala4.Buddo Secondary School- Wakiso5.Nakaseke International College- Luweero6.Amuria High School-Teso7.Ryakisinga CHE- Bushenyi.GROUP F1.Mentor High School- Lango2.Kawempe Moslem Secondary School – Kampala3.ST.Marys Kitende- Wakiso4.Hill View College- Bulangira- Bukedi5.Hope Senior Secondary School – Mpigi6.ST.Gerald’s Nakibale- Kigezi7.ST.Edwards Bukuumi- BunyoroGROUP G1.Hands Of Grace Secondary School- Mukono2.London College Nansana- Wakiso3.Old Kampala Secondary School Kampala4.Serere Secondary School Teso5.ST Joseph’s College – Layibi-6.High Standard Secondary School Katera- Luweero7.ST Marys Secondary School Simbya-Rwenzori8.Sironko Progressive – MbaleGROUP H1.Standard High School Zzana- Wakiso2.Kigezi High School – Kigezi3.Paidha Secondary School- West Nile4.Namagabi Secondary School – Mukono5.ST.Joseph Buyaga- Mbale6.Agape Secondary School – Busoga7.Biyaya Secondary School- West Nile.Comments last_img read more

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Raiders report card: Failure to meet any and all objectives vs. Jets

first_imgHow the Raiders graded in Sunday’s 34-3 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: FIt was Derek Carr’s worst statistical day of the season (15 of 27, 127 yards, one interception, 52.5 passer rating.) His longest completion was 19 yards, although Carr’s numbers were worse because of dropped passes. Carr was sacked only once, but did get some pressure and the Jets did some confusing things with safety Jamal Adams. Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow had third-down drops. …last_img read more

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