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Police Charge 2 with Murder in Ganta

first_imgThe late Violet Richmond ThompsonMore than two weeks after National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) employee Violet Thompson Richmond and her 13 year old ward Annie Johnson were found dead in their apartment in Peace Community , Ganta, Nimba County the Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested two persons and charged them with murder.In a radio interview in Ganta last Sunday, the LNP disclosed the names of the two alleged murder suspects as Exodus Wamah and Justin Dolo, residents of Sanniquellie.According to police sources, a SIM card belonging to the late Richmond was found with Justin Dolo who later admitted his involvement in the killing of the two women.The motive is yet to be revealed, but it appears that Thompson was killed for money, which amount is yet to be specified.Her alleged boyfriend, Exodus Wamah, is yet to admit his role in the killing, but police sources say they have gathered all evidences that substantiate their charges.The LNP also revealed that Exodus was always in the habit of harassing the late Violet for money, and SIM card records show he made the most number of calls to Violet Thompson the night she and her ward were allegedly murdered.The Daily Observer has also gathered from sources within the LNP that Exodus’ fiancée, Oretha Dolo, is currently undergoing investigations, after some valuables, including jewelry, and an Apple laptop belonging to the late Violet Thompson were discovered in her possession.The killing of Richmond and her ward has raised alarm in Ganta and its environs and also raised fears among the residents, opening the old wound of the gruesome killing of a motorcyclist in 2015 that led to riots in Ganta.Public opinion says the cancellation of capital punishment, which calls for hanging of convicted murderers, may be responsible for the alleged murder of Thompson and her ward.“Once there is no harsh punishment for murderers, there will always be this kind of gruesome killing and you will see the perpetrator freely going about his normal duties,” said an elderly man.On Tuesday, March 14, Ms. Richmond and her ward Annie Johnson, were found dead in the bathroom of their apartment, with their doors, backed by iron bars, locked.There was no sign of an intrusion into the house but after a 15 jury investigation, it was established that the deceased and her ward were murdered.The little girl had her mouth tied and her head was left in a drum filled with water, while Ms. Richmond was allegedly struck in the head.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Linden Town Week 2018 officially launched

first_imgLinden Town Week (LTW) 2018 activities were officially launched in the mining town on Saturday with a simple ceremony hosted on the Linden-Georgetown mini-bus park.The annual event, slated for April 22 to May 1, 2018, would be executed under the watchful eyes of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC). In delivering the feature remarks at the launching ceremony, Deputy Linden Mayor Waneka Arindell asked that the pride of the town be restored, and actions towards it be improved with the hopes of raising achievement for the economy.Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell (right) and Acting Town Clerk Orleena Obermuller unveil the LTW 2018 Theme in the presence of other officials“Our sincere objective as a Council is to revamp and elevate our town that was once known as the ‘bread basket of Guyana’. We intend to reinvent and reintroduce this occasion for what it is worth, while we provide exciting activities to engage every person- be it our locals or our visitors. We have identified our town as the ‘entertainment capital for Guyana.”She added that the event is being hosted under the theme, ‘Celebrating culture, talent, creativity in a clean, green 2018’.Project Coordinator for next year’s event, Devin Sears, said the Council is aiming to achieve the best executed activity. He promised the return of the LTW pageant, which was absent off the calendar for a few years.Sears said the LTW Secretariat, which was established a few weeks ago, will be working solely towards inclusiveness. “We want to ensure that we bring back economic stability…This year (2018) will set the foundation of what is to come…”, he noted. Sears further outlined challenges which may have prevented the event from becoming an international highlight, including the town’s inability to accommodate the influx of visitors during that time. Based on studies conducted, Sears said, the town can accommodate only about 1.2 per cent of its visitors to the event. As such, he said, the bed and breakfast concept will be reintroduced. Additionally, he said the Guyana Tourism Authority would also be offering guidance and training leading up to LTW 2018.According to Sears, next year’s event will focus on enhanced standardised vending infrastructure and zoning, which is likely to be colour- coded. He added that the Council is negotiating to have LTW magazines and international advertising. Sears said the concept of a ‘Linden Awards’ will also be introduced.Also of particular focus will be sports, senior citizens’ luncheon, essay writing, tours, spelling bees and the youth village, he explained.Sears explained that the Council is uninterested in executing concept parties or any major for- profit events, but rather will be executing community-based and non- profit events.last_img read more

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Fort St. John saves power during Earth Hour

first_imgCommunity             SavingsTumbler Ridge        4.95%Pouce Coupe           3.60%Fort Nelson             2.40%Hudson’s Hope       1.95%Taylor                     1.44%Fort St. John           1.38% On Saturday night hundreds of people and household’s in Fort St. John went dark for Earth Hour.With that, the City was able to save about 1.38 per cent, which is a big change from 2010, when the community saw an increase during Earth Hour.   In 2009 the community saw a decrease of 1.5 per cent.A crowd packed Whole Wheat and Honey Saturday night at an event to celebrate Earth Hour organized by NEAT.  Several other businesses also dimmed their lights on Saturday to show support for the cause.- Advertisement -Overall in the province, B.C. Hydro says they saw an overall decrease of 1.8 per cent saving 117 megawatt hours of electricity, almost twice as much as in 2010.Pitt Meadows saw the biggest decrease of about 6 per cent. Tumbler Ridge wasn’t far behind with the second highest decrease in the province at 4.95 per cent. Below is a list of communities in Northeastern B.C. and their total savings (Hydro was unable to provide for Dawson Creek).Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia to bring awareness to climate change. In 2008, the event blossomed into a worldwide movement, with more than 35 countries participating.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Northeast Water Tool win Premier’s Award for Innovation

first_imgNEWT provides hydrological information on monthly and annual runoff, which is used to represent 30 year average runoff. It also summarizes information on all short-term water use approvals issued by the OGC and all water licenses issued by the Ministry, as well as information on environmental flows and potential water availability, which is all available to the public.The Province says the online tool has reduced the time and cost needed to deal with water use applications.Over 300 public service employees and team from B.C.’s Interior and North were recognized by the Premier, including the office that managed the Finavera Tumbler Ridge Wind Energy project, which won a Premier’s Award for Organizational Excellence for streamlining the permitting process for industrial-scale wind developments.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ovella drafted in as U20 depart for Rwanda

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Ovella Ochieng’s first half goal against Zanzibar during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final on December 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, KENYA, Apr 19- Kariobangi Sharks forward Ovellah Ochieng, Mathare United’s John ‘Mavado’ Mwangi and Nzoia Sugar’s Patrick Otieno have been drafted into the Kenya squad that departs for Kigali on Thursday afternoon for their 2019 African Cup of Nations Under-20 qualifier return leg against hosts Rwanda on Saturday.Head coach Stanley Okumbi has moved in to doctor a forward line that proved ill in the first leg missing chance after chance as they aim winning in Kigali to advance to second round tie against Zambia scheduled for May. “For me, this is not mission impossible. We have a very genuine chance of progressing to the next round and we have worked to improve the finishing which was a problem in the first leg. The players we have brought in have that experience to help us,” Okumbi told Capital Sport before the team departed.Harambee Stars head coach Stanley Okumbi feeds instructions to skipper Alpha Onyango during their African Under-20 Cup of Nations qualifer against Rwanda at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut, despite strengthening with fresh legs, Okumbi will miss the services of Musa Masika, younger brother to Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe.Masika picked up a knee injury in the first leg which ended 1-1 and has failed to recover in time for Saturday’s return leg to be played at the Stade Nyamirambo in Kigali.“In the first leg, I feel we didn’t play to our potential. Our best players didn’t rise to the occasion. If we add at least 20 percent to that effort, I have no doubt that we will progress,” the coach further stated.Kenya football U20 football team posing for a Team Photo.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe Emerging Stars will need either a high scoring draw or an outright win to qualify with the Rwandese having complicated matters with a late away goal in Machakos three weeks ago.“Rwanda is a very tough team but we have done our homework right. We know what to do to win and playing in an artificial turf will be comfortable for us because we have trained well on the same surface,” the coach further added.Kenya will be trying its luck to get past the first round of qualification with the last effort in 2016 ending in the first round after disqualification having fielded five players who exceeded the requisite age by a few months.It was later found out to have been an administrative issue and Kenya survived a ban. They had held Sudan to a 1-1 draw away and were looking to finish the job in Nairobi only for the Sudanese to file a successful appeal.Traveling TeamGoalkeepers; Humphrey Katasi (Nzoia Sugar), Bryan Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)Defenders; Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Moses Mudavadi (St Anthony Kitale), Ezekiel Nyati (KCB), Boniface Onyango (Kakamega High), Brian Wepo (AcaKoro), Thomas Teka (Nzoia Sugar).Midfielders; Ndemi Keegan (Bandari FC), Erick Kipkirui (Kariobangi Sharks), Richard Odada (Unattached), Alpha Onyango (Gor Mahia), Fidel Origa (Kariobangi Sharks), Vincent Wasambo (Kariobangi Sharks), Patrick Otieno (Nzoia Sugar).Forwards; Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), John Mwangi (Mathare United FC), Abraham Dawo (Police FC), Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Austin Ochieng (Kayole Youth).0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Police investigating shooting death

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Police searched today for a gunman who shot a man several times in the upper body, killing him, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. yesterday at 1735 Belmont Avenue near Howard Street in Pasadena, said Pasadena police Lt. Randell Taylor. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear, but the victim, described only as a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. Authorities were investigating the shooting today, he said, adding that the shooter remained at large this morning. last_img

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DDTV: WATCH MICHAEL MURPHY’S STUNNING SIDELINE POINT V DOWN

first_imgIS there anywhere on a pitch this man can’t score from?Watch as Michael Murphy fires this sideline ball over the bar from an impossible angle in the National League game against Down at the weekend. Press Play to WatchDDTV: WATCH MICHAEL MURPHY’S STUNNING SIDELINE POINT V DOWN was last modified: February 1st, 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:donegalDownMichael Murphypointsideline freelast_img read more

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Architect named to planning panel

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “His learning curve will be a lot shorter,” Sileo said. “He’s lived here most of his life. He’s familiar with the issues here.” In Lancaster, each member of the City Council appoints a member to the planning commission. Sileo, whose seat on the council is up for election in April, said he will re-appoint MacPherson if his bid for re-election is successful. Idleman, a personal injury and civil litigation attorney, resigned from the commission to accept a post with the Attorney General’s Office in Iowa. Idleman, the husband of former Councilwoman Michelle Idleman, was appointed to the commission in April 2002 to fill the seat vacated by Sileo after he had won election to the City Council. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Bruce MacPherson, an architect who grew up in the Antelope Valley, has been appointed to the Lancaster Planning Commission. MacPherson was appointed to replace Scott Idleman, who resigned from the commission because he was moving out of state. MacPherson, named to the commission by Councilman Ed Sileo, will serve the remainder of Idleman’s term, which expires in April. “I’ve dealt with planning and planning commissioners. I know how the system works,” MacPherson said. “I can bring that perspective to the commission and hopefully help improve the process.” Sileo said that with the city in the midst of a number of planning efforts, including an update of the city’s general plan, he wanted a commissioner with experience. In addition to his experience of dealing with planning commissions from his work as an architect, MacPherson also had spent the past few months as a member of the city’s ad hoc committee for the general plan update. last_img read more

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Glendale may dive after pool funding

first_imgGLENDALE – With the city forced to use two high school swimming pools for its aquatics program, Glendale officials hope to dip into $1.4 million in state bond money to build the city’s own pool. “It’s sorely needed in Glendale,” City Councilman Ara Najarian said. “It’s a shame that we closed up the last two pools that we had.” In the late 1980s, the city demolished a leaking pool it operated near Glendale Community College. Another pool was destroyed at the old Pacific Park when it was rebuilt to create the $46 million Edison School-Pacific Park, a combined school, library, community center and park that opened in 2003. To help build the new pool, the city would ask the state for bond money from Proposition 40, approved by voters in 2002. Building it at Edison School-Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Ave., would cost $6.5 million. The city now runs aquatics programs at Glendale and Hoover high schools. But the school’s swim teams need to use the pools, too, so the city has trouble getting enough pool time for its programs, officials said. Najarian said he hopes the city can eventually build a major aquatics complex, with a 50-meter pool, diving platforms and a smaller pool for children. That could cost more than $12 million to build, he said. “If we do create the aquatics complex, I think it will be an oasis to the city.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com IF YOU GOThe Glendale City Council will meet at 6 tonight at 613 E. Broadway. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Most cities have their own pools, but not Glendale. “I pride myself on Glendale being a great city, and this is one of our weak spots,” Najarian said. At its meeting tonight, the City Council will vote whether to ask for the $1.4 million in Proposition 40 money. City officials expect they would get the funds and that construction of a 25-meter pool would begin in 10 months and be completed in 2008. Money could be temporarily taken from other projects to get the pool built, they said. “I want to really get going on this quickly, so I’m committed to finding additional resources for it,” said George Chapjian, director of parks, recreation and community services. last_img read more

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EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2014 BROCHURE

first_imgThe Earagail Arts Festival have officially launched a jam-packed, fun-filled festival programme at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny today. Now in its 26th year, the festival is a two week celebration of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival.Taking place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July, Earagail Arts Festival is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way. This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world.The launch was attended by a host of special guests and friends of the festival and included a range of performances by local musicians and artists.The festival’s centre-piece production is ‘Fiesta’, a new play celebrating one of the finest dance halls in Ireland. Running from Saturday 12th to Monday 14th July, ‘Fiesta’ is a not-to-be-missed celebration of the music, memories and stories that made the Fiesta Ballroom in Letterkenny so unique.Other highlights of the festival programme include ‘I Do’, ‘Bombino’, ‘Melting Pod Finale, ‘Imaginarium’ and ‘The Drive-In.’ Donegal County Manager, Mr. Seamus Neely said, “I am delighted to welcome this 26th edition of the Earagail Arts Festival, which continues to act as an annual high profile focus in the county for the very best of contemporary and traditional, local and visiting Irish and international arts.“This year’s festival has benefited from the input of a rich vein of artistic partners which together showcase the vibrancy, resilience, depth of imagination and community focus that characterises the cultural sector in the county today.Adding to this, Úna Mc Carthy, Head of Festivals & Events, Arts Council of Ireland said, “The Earagail Arts Festival exudes a strong sense of place and identity and continues to deliver a high quality programme which reaches audiences in strategic and surprising ways.Festival Director, Paul Brown said, “Earagail Arts Festival is synonymous with award-winning, ground-breaking international and national music, theatre and visual arts.“The 2014 programme presents new drama that explores the changing patterns of social history in rural Ireland; new site specific theatre, street arts and spectacle; specially commissioned exposés of native spoken word and a host of international music collaborations that bring together local and international players from as far afield as Japan, Egypt, Spain and the United States. “This year we’re inviting everyone to come along and immerse themselves in the real culture of Donegal.Joan Crawford, Client Services Manager, Fáilte Ireland said, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to again support the Earagail Arts Festival as the flagship cultural event in Donegal with appeal to visitors from all over the world.“The festival achieved significant global recognition with its Homecoming Gathering event in 2013 which leaves it well positioned to grow international bednights for 2014.”Hosting a vibrant and varied programme throughout Inishowen, Letterkenny and west Donegal, Earagail Arts Festival features the best of local and international performances. Pick up a copy of the programme today and start planning your summer of festival fun. For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ieEaragail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL OFFICIALLY LAUNCH 2014 BROCHURE was last modified: June 4th, 2014 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:BusinessEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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