Chopped woman recovering well

first_imgLa Penitence stabbingThe 31-year-old mother of five who was chopped multiples times by her estranged husband on Sunday morning, is recovering comfortably at the Georgetown Public Hospital.At approximately 10:30h on Sunday, Wanita Heralall bumped into her ex-husband, identified only as ‘Buckman’ of Anna Regina New Housing Scheme, Region Two, (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Essequibo Coast, after she left her Lot 8 Liang Avenue, Georgetown, home to commence her usual market shopping.Speaking to Guyana Times on Monday, Heralall related that her youngest child was in the company of his father “Buckman” when she ran into him at the market, She explained that the man asked the child if he wanted to speak to her and the child indicated that he did not.“He ask the lil boy if he wan talk to me and the lil bai shake his head ‘no’. So I turn and seh if the lil bai don’t wanna talk to me, I don’t wanna talk to him or his father because I don’t want no problem,” she said.Heralall relayed that “Buckman” subsequently left after she explained that she did not want any problems with him.However, the woman’s estranged husband returned as she was approaching the bicycle she rode to the market, and grabbed her left hand.“I turn around fuh walk to get my bicycle and leave because I know how he stay. So by time I coulda reach my bicycle, he come from behind me and he grab this hand and stretch it out and seh come here, I wan talk to you. I said no. And as I said no, he start chopping,” she recapped.According to Heralall, the accused then swung one chop to her head, bashing her over the right eye. The man then shouted to her, “don’t scream!” and forcefully pinned the woman’s hand down before hacking at it several times between the elbow and wrist.With the woman’s mangled hand barely hanging on, the angered Essequibian allegedly told her to “take your hand and move from here.”Meanwhile, in a bid to escape, the man tried running through the crowd, only to be captured and dealt a thorough beating before being turned over to the Ruimveldt Police Station.According to Heralall, she had been married to the accused for 12 years and endured domestic abuse for the sake of her children.She stated that many reports were made by her against “Buckman” but the Police were always negligent. The woman said she consumed poison on three occasions, with the most recent being in June of 2015, hoping that her ex-husband would change his abusive behaviour towards her.However, when this proved futile, she ran away from the home in October of 2015 and came to Georgetown where she resides with her reputed husband, Dharmindra Phagoo.Phagoo and Heralall are well known to the market vendors and people in the community, since they operate a snackette in Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, and go to the market on a daily basis.This publication understands that the perpetrator had travelled to the capital city nearly one week ago with the intention of harming the woman.Heralall was admitted to the GPH on Sunday after the incident left her with an almost severed arm.“Buckman” is still in police custody assisting with investigations.last_img read more

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Clean Energy Funding

first_imgDespite the current economic hard times the BC government has come up with another 20 million dollars, for so-called remote communities, to encourage and support sustainable clean energy systems.In making the announcement, Energy Minister Richard Neufeld said any communities, which don’t already have a community energy plan are eligible for the funding.They can also apply for assistance, to support clean energy and energy efficiency projects.- Advertisement -The program provides funding for capital costs, as well as project studies, design and management.It also includes the distribution of energy savings kits to homes in remote communities and, distribution is expected to start this week.last_img

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Police seek pair suspected of preying on elderly

first_imgHe said no threats or weapons are used and no one has been hurt so far. “Unless you have called for the repair, don’t let anybody into your home,” Mena advised. Authorities describe one burglar as about 30 years old, 6-feet and 175 pounds. He has brown and brown eyes and appears clean-shaven The other is 40 to 50 years old, 5-feet-5 and 250 pounds. He is heavy-set with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information is asked to call West Covina Police at (626) 939-8510. bethania.palma@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2236160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! West Covina police Lt. Pete Mena said the suspects, described as white or Latino men, pose as repairmen and convince victims work needs to be done in their backyards. “It’s very much a decoy situation,” Mena said. “They’re really taking advantage of these people.” Authorities said that while one suspect takes the senior citizens outside to see alleged repairs, “the other goes and ransacks the house.” Hundreds of dollars in cash and jewelry are usually stolen, he said. Mena said all victims are over the age of 60 and live either alone or with a spouse, and the burglars leave the home before the crime has been discovered. By Bethania Palma Staff Writer Police are looking for two male suspects who have robbed elderly residents in a string of San Gabriel Valley home burglaries. Six burglaries occurred in West Covina, Baldwin Park, La Verne and Glendora between March 3 and April 24, three of them in West Covina, authorities said. The men are also suspected of similar crimes in Orange County. last_img read more

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Jurgen Klopp has injected new-found ‘freedom’ at resurgent Liverpool, says ex-Reds midfielder

first_imgLiverpool have a new-found ‘freedom’ thanks to Jurgen Klopp, former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT.The Reds ran riot at Premier League title favourites Manchester City on Saturday evening, claiming their first win at the Eithad since 2008 with a comprehensive 4-1 win.Liverpool have taken eight points from Klopp’s first five tricky league games at the helm since succeeding Brendan Rodgers, and Murphy feels the German’s influence has been crucial in revitalising the team.“The one word that I think when you look at Liverpool now is freedom. They all look freed up to make mistakes and just play,” Murphy told the Sports Breakfast.“That third goal they scored at City [Roberto Firmino’s strike] was a goal full of confidence, creativity and endeavour.“It had everything, that goal, and long may it continue.“I like his [Klopp’s] positivity and the way he speaks. Everything he says is positive.”The win reignited Liverpool’s hopes of a top-four finish, and perhaps beyond, this season, but Murphy wants to temper expectations given the shortage of time Klopp has been in charge.He added: “I’ve seen a lot of performances like that in the past when Brendan Rodgers was manager when they seemed to get it right. But the Chelsea and Man City wins away from home deserve credit.“You can’t get too carried away just yet because it is short term. He [Klopp] needs to prove himself long term.”last_img read more

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Second arrest linked to Ferrari crash in Malibu

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Eriksson, 44, has pleaded not guilty. His associate arrested Wednesday, Carl Johan Freer, 35, is accused of showing a badge to indicate he was a deputy commissioner of the San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority, which would allow him to buy a .44-caliber handgun without the required background checks because he was a sworn officer, authorities said. The transit agency provides free transportation for the disabled in the suburbs east of Los Angeles, and Eriksson also was a commissioner with a badge. Freer, who worked with Eriksson at Gizmondo, was booked for investigation of perjury, a felony, and he was released without bail “pending further investigation because he is cooperating with law enforcement,” Whitmore said Thursday. Freer’s attorney denied any wrongdoing. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives made a second arrest in connection with the crash of a rare Ferrari on a coastal highway in Malibu two months ago. A former associate of the Swedish businessman accused of crashing the $1 million Enzo Ferrari was arrested Wednesday for posing as a police officer to buy a gun, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. Stefan Eriksson, accused of causing the crash, was expected in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutors were expected to present evidence in their case against Eriksson, a former executive with the European video game company Gizmondo, who is charged with embezzlement, grand theft, drunken driving and weapons charges. “This is the result of a misunderstanding over the purchase of a gun, which we hope to resolve in the coming days,” attorney Michael B. Miller said in a statement. “At no time did Mr. Freer misrepresent himself to a gun shop.” Investigators seized 16 weapons, including the handgun, during a search at Freer’s home in Bel-Air and his yacht docked at Marina del Rey, Whitmore said. The case stems from the Feb. 21 crash of a Ferrari Enzo — one of only 400 made — which slammed into a pole on Pacific Coast Highway while traveling at an estimated 162 mph. The vehicle was destroyed; Eriksson survived the crash with just a cut lip. The accident triggered an investigation when Eriksson told police he was only a passenger in the car, described as part of his collection, and that the driver was a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich who ran into the hills after the crash. Prosecutors contend that Dietrich never existed and that Eriksson was behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. They also accuse Eriksson of bringing the Ferrari and the rest of a $3.8 million car collection to the United States even though he had only leased them from British financial institutions. The lease contract prohibited him from taking the vehicles out of Great Britain, authorities say. Investigators were also trying to figure out why a gun confiscated during a raid at Eriksson’s Bel-Air home was registered to Roger A. Davis, a Newport Beach businessman and deputy with the Orange County sheriff’s professional services reserve division.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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GANGS USING ‘FAKE ALARM CALLS’ TO BREAK INTO BUSINESS PREMISES

first_imgA professional gang of thieves are making ‘dummy runs’ to se how long it will take business-owners to respond to alarms being triggered.The gang have used the method during a number of successful break-ins across Donegal over the Christmas period.At least three premises in Letterkenny have ben broken into using the method. The scam has prompted Gardai to appeal to business owners to review their security systems.Division Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace said businesses need to review their physical and electronic security systems.“These gangs have been watching key-holders to determine how long it takes them to respond to alarms being triggered.“They then know how long they have to enter a premises and steal goods. They have been doing this over the Christmas period. “Business-owners need to review and beef up their security systems or face being the next victim on the list of these guys. Business-owners need to work with Gardai in protecting their premises,” he said.And Sgt Wallace said that members of the public who buy stolen goods are also adding to the crime industry.“It is a known and established fact that criminals are targeting business premises in order to steal high value goods which are then being sold off at knock down prices. Members of the public who are purchasing items from dubious sources at prices considerably lower than normal retailing prices are contributing to the growth industry at this time of year- Crime’.Advice to Business Owners / Operators:1. Liaise with the installer of the intruder alarm system and ensure that the system is operating correctly and is fit for purpose. 2. All Commercial Premises require secondary signalling to the monitoring station to ensure coverage during an electrical or telephone line outage.3. Installers of Intruder Alarm systems must be registered with the P.S.A (Private Security Authority) further information at www.psa.ie .4. Alarms installed in commercial premises should achieve European Norm En 50131-1 standard. This is the consumer’s safe guard.5. CCTV should also be fit for purpose, capable of capturing images during hours of darkness. Interior lighting of a premises should be linked to the alarm system so that it becomes operational in the event of an alarm activation to aid the cctv capture quality images. 6. CCTV hard drives should be placed in a secured area in order to safeguard against theft.7. The physical security of your premises is of paramount importance – Strong Doors, Shutters, Window grills are basic requirements to defeat the criminal.8. Cash should not be left on premises overnight – A crime opportunity is being created.By reviewing security and creating layers of protection by physical and electronic barriers it is possible to target harden business premises. Layers if protection in a building which are capable of withstanding robust sustained attack will defeat the criminal.By Being Aware, Informed & Secure a lot of these Crimes are preventable. If something strikes you as not being the norm, it usually is, take steps to investigate.Community Assistance:Residents in the community are particularly asked to become more vigilant for the movement of vehicles late at night or early in the morning. The noting of Registration numbers, Colour and if possible the make and model of vehicles should be forwarded to local District Headquarters stations (see below) which are open on a 24/7 basis & should be contacted immediately.This information can be considered for further dissemination amongst the community via the Community Text Alert Scheme which are in operation in conjunction with Community Alert in various areas throughout the County.Text Alert:Text Alert is designed to facilitate immediate and cost effective communication from An Garda Siochana to the public working in conjunction with Community Crime Prevention initiatives i.e. Community Alert & Neighbourhood Watch .Owners of businesses in all areas should also review security in and around their homes. Advice and guidance is available at www.garda.ie / crime prevention.Your Local District Headquarters 24/7 Service Garda Stations are:Letterkenny 91-67100 / Buncrana 93-20540 / Milford 91-53060 & Ballyshannon on 071-98-51102Remember 999/112 in cases of emergencyGANGS USING ‘FAKE ALARM CALLS’ TO BREAK INTO BUSINESS PREMISES was last modified: January 3rd, 2015 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:alarmsbusiness ownersdonegalGardailast_img read more

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UNLUCKY COLÁISTE AILIGH LOSE OUT IN ULSTER DECIDER

first_imgCounty Champions Coláiste AilighColáiste Ailigh’s footballers have lost out in their first ever Ulster final despite a brave performance at Celtic Park in Derry this evening.The Letterkenny boys took on a physically stronger, older Northern Regional College team from Magherafelt in the Ward Cup Final.And for most of the match, it looked as if the Donegal county champions were going to win out. But it just wasn’t their night.The Ailigh side went in at half-time five points up, winning 0-08 to 0-03 after dominating the game.Man of the match Odhrán Mac Fhionnghaile was superb, hitting some lovely scores from play and terrifying the Magherafelt defence.The Letterkenny school came out for the second half to face into a stiff breeze and duly hit three more scores to go eight points ahead. But the south Derry lads began to work their way back into the game, hitting three points of their own before half-back Michael Clarke sped through the Coláiste Ailigh defence and hit a stunning to goal to the net.Oisin Cassidy added a second goal to stun the Donegal lads, but McGinley and Jeac Mac Ceallabhuí hit points to restore a slender 0-14 to 2-07 lead with ten minutes left.The sides were tied with four minutes left; the game so tight that the PA match official announced there would be 10 minutes of extra time if it stayed all square.However the Derry lads physical advantage began to tell and they added a third goal to seal it.Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí’s side – the first county title winning team for the Irish language college – can hold their heads high and the 3-11 to 0-14 final score was a bit harsh on them. UNLUCKY COLÁISTE AILIGH LOSE OUT IN ULSTER DECIDER was last modified: February 26th, 2015 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:CelticColaiste AilighletterkennymagherafeltparkWard Cup finalast_img read more

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Retail jitters outlast gains

first_img Clearly, consumers had much to deal with in September. Those already juggling their budgets because of the high cost of gasoline had to contend with prices that kept soaring – to and sometimes past $3 a gallon. And the two hurricanes, particularly Katrina, have led to hundreds of thousands of job losses, making people across the country uneasy about the economy. The adverse economic effects of the hurricanes were evident in Thursday’s Labor Department report that the number of people thrown out of work from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita rose to 363,000 last week. An additional 74,000 hurricane-related claims for unemployment benefits were filed last week, up from 70,000 the previous week. The hurricanes’ impact is expected to be evident in the department’s jobs-creation figures, to be released today. Analysts expect a net drop of 172,000 jobs. Last week, The Conference Board said consumer confidence suffered its biggest drop in 15 years in September. There have also been other fresh government data pointing to a slowing economy. Amid such worries, several retail forecasters expect only modest growth for the holiday season from last year. The National Retail Federation projected sales in November and December will rise by 5 percent, less than the 6.7 percent gain in 2004. According to a survey of about 2,100 consumers conducted by NPD Group Inc., a market research firm in Port Washington, N.Y., shoppers plan to spend $681 each this holiday season, slightly more than the $655 they spent last year. Wal-Mart, which had seen its sales slow for months amid higher gasoline prices, had an easier time in September. The world’s largest retailer had a 3.8 percent increase in same-store sales, matching the consensus forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call. September’s business was boosted by post-hurricane demand for such staples as canned food, water and cleaning supplies and by higher-than-anticipated sales at Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club division because of gasoline prices. Many of the warehouse clubs sell gasoline. The retailer said the impact of the hurricanes on the third quarter will decrease profits by about a penny per share, but it is still sticking to its projected range of 55 cents to 59 cents. Rival Target Corp. had a 5.6 percent gain in same-store sales, better than the 4.9 percent estimate. Costco Wholesale Corp. reported an 11 percent increase in same-store sales, helped by the rise in gas prices. Excluding the effects of gas-price inflation, same-store sales would have been up 8 percent. Analysts expected a 6.7 percent gain. High-end stores reported decent gains, though Nordstrom Inc. posted a more modest same-store sales increase of 4.1 percent, below the 4.4 percent estimate. Neiman Marcus Group Inc. had robust 9.6 percent same-store sales increase, better than the 6 percent estimate. Among other department stores, Federated Department Stores Inc., whose acquisition of May Department Stores Inc. was completed Aug. 30, had a 1.3 percent increase, above the 0.6 percent forecast. Same-store sales include only Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations open for more than one fiscal year. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. had a 1.4 percent gain in same-store sales in its department stores, a bit below the 1.5 percent Wall Street estimate. Talbots suffered a 5.1 percent drop in same-store sales, far below the 2.3 percent gain Wall Street expected. Arnold B. Zetcher, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Talbots, said his company’s annual consumer survey indicated apparel demand is largely being hurt and spending delayed by “macro-economic factors.” “Our research indicates that concerns about rising fuel prices and the economy have created a more conservative mind set among the vast majority of those surveyed,” he said in a printed report. Ann Taylor had a 2.7 percent drop in same-store sales, worse than the 1.6 percent gain analysts expected. Kay Krill, president and CEO of Ann Taylor, said business was hurt by unusually warm weather, which dampened consumers’ appetite for cold-weather wear. Limited Brands had a 2 percent decline in same-store sales, matching Wall Street estimates. Gap suffered a 6 percent same-store sales drop, though that was better than the 7.2 percent decline Wall Street anticipated. Teen-merchandise retailers generally fared well. Abercrombie & Fitch Inc. reported a 21 percent increase in same-store sales in September. Analysts had expected 16.4 percent. Hot Topic Inc. struggled with a 5.6 percent decline in same-store sales, but it was better than the 6.4 percent drop analysts expected. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. had reported on Wednesday a 13 percent increase in same-store sales for September, surpassing the 10.7 percent estimate. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – The outlook for the holiday shopping season grew murkier Thursday as September results from the nation’s big retailers suggested that consumer anxiety about the economy is growing. Discounters like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had a solid month in sales as Americans, struggling with higher gasoline prices and the economic fallout from Hurricane Katrina, shopped for basics. But results were disappointing at mall-based apparel stores including Gap Inc., Ann Taylor Corp. and Talbots Inc. The question now is how generous shoppers will be during the holiday season. “Uncertainty is always bad for retailers,” said Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at The International Council of Shopping Centers. “And that uncertainty did not vanish with (Thursday) reports. We have the same worries about gasoline prices, home heating and the sustainability of consumer demand.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The only certainty, Niemira added, is that the broad retailing trend hasn’t changed: Retailers in teen and high-end merchandise continue to do generally well while the rest of the industry struggles. The International Council of Shopping Centers-UBS sales tally of 71 retailers rose a better-than-expected 4 percent in September, about the same pace merchants have seen all year, but Niemira warned that the sales figures don’t tell the whole story. The tally is based on same-store sales – sales at stores open for at least a year. “Overall, the numbers look OK on the surface, but they mask a lot of the story line, and the story line is probably not as positive as the numbers look,” he said. “It is a very mixed reading.” Richard Hastings, senior retail analyst at Bernard Sands LLC, expects that this holiday season will be the most heavily discounted since 2002 as merchants try to woo uneasy shoppers. “We are starting to see some cooling off of the overall consumer attitude,” he said. last_img read more

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Ruling supports Cemex

first_img Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The city lost the latest round in its battle against a mega-mine in Soledad Canyon when a federal judge this week rejected claims that federal agencies shirked their duty to perform a proper environmental analysis before giving Cemex the go-ahead to mine the land. On Tuesday afternoon the court sided with the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Cemex in a 60-page ruling. “The city of Santa Clarita has brought a number of challenges against this project to try to block its implementation,” said Kerry Shapiro, the lead attorney for Cemex’s Soledad Canyon project. “I think this ruling brings us one very significant step closer to achieving implementation of this project.” In 1990, the federal Bureau of Land Management awarded contracts to the Mexico-based company to mine 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel. Court papers noted, “Plaintiff’s claims are belied by the Administrative Record comprised of 30,000 pages compiled over an approximate 12-year period by two federal agencies which completely supports and justifies” their conclusions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Attorneys for the city said they had anticipated U.S. District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian’s decision. “Given his past rulings, we are not surprised,” said Geralyn Skapik, of Burke, Williams and Sorensen LLP. The city will file an appeal. Two other cases lodged by the city are pending in appeals court. The Bureau of Land Management had not seen the ruling Wednesday, but spokeswoman Jan Bedrosian said the agency will review the decision carefully with the Fish and Wildlife Service. On Tuesday night the Santa Clarita City Council approved annexing 1,885 acres in Canyon Country, a portion of which lies above Cemex’s mineral rights. An application will be filed shortly with the Local Agency Formation Commission, which oversees municipal boundary changes in Los Angeles County. Shapiro said circumstances surrounding the city’s earlier unsuccessful attempts to annex the site have not changed. He plans to bring Cemex’s concerns about the city’s current annexation proposal before LAFCO. last_img read more

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