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Police hunt daughter, 4 others held

first_imgAs Police reopen the investigation into the 2008 murder of East Bank Essequibo (EBE) businessmanDead businessman: HabiboodeanHabiboodean, four persons have been arrested while law enforcement continues the search for a fifth suspect, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum confirmed.Superintendent Blanhum said that investigators were now seeking the late businessman’s daughter who was a person of interest in the probe. He said despite several visits to her home, she could not have been located.However, according to Blanhum, the woman has already been blacklisted at all legal ports of entry, and would be promptly arrested if she attempted to flee the country.The Crime Chief could not say how soon charges would be laid against the suspects.Habiboodean, 77, of Ruby, EBE, died at a hospital after being badly beaten in his home on February 15, 2008.The businessman’s wife, Bibi Nazeela Habiboodean, now 50, and his former employee, Terry Lewton, 38, of Vergenoegen, EBE, were charged with the murder, but the case was subsequently dismissed owing to insufficient evidence.But investigators reopened the cold case following a breakthrough last week when one of the four men arrested for the murder of Mohamed Munir, 75, and his wife, Bibi Jamila Munir, 69, who were burnt to death in their Good Hope, EBE home said he had knowledge of Habiboodean’s death.Twenty-eight-year-old Linden Lewis, called “Bullet”, during interrogation, told investigators that he was the hit man behind Habiboodean’s murder.According to the suspect’s claims, he was hired by the businessman’s daughter who complained that his other relatives had received properties and other assets, while she had received nothing.The woman reportedly stated that she wanted her father’s fuel station, his cash in the bank, and assets in Georgetown.She reportedly promised Lewis $6 million and a house and land to kill her father.Lewis reportedly told investigators that five persons sat down and planned the elderly man’s murder.On February 15, 2008, the relative reportedly helped Lewis to gain access to Habiboodean’s house.The man said he was confronted by the businessman who asked him “What you doing here?”Lewis reportedly informed the businessman that he was sent by his (Habiboodean’s) daughter to kill him and began beating the elderly man with a piece of wood.Lewis said that he never received what was promised to him, but instead he was given $5000 “to go into the bush”.last_img read more

ATV’s and Trailer Stolen in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP is on the look out for a stolen trailer with 3 ATV’s inside.Sometime between August 11th and 12th a Wellscargo trailer was stolen from 8203 93rd street. The trailer had a 2001 green Honda ATV, a 2007 Yamaha Blaster 200 and a 2000 Polaris 250 Trail Blazer. All the trailer locks were also removed.The owner of the trailer is offering up to a $10,000 reward for the return of the trailer and ATV’s. Call Loraine at 250-262-5924.- Advertisement -If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or call the detachment at 250-787-8140.last_img read more

New ‘Halloween’ makes a killing on holiday weekend

first_img“Halloween” came early and closed Hollywood’s strong summer season with a record-breaking Labor Day weekend debut. Rob Zombie’s new take on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror sensation “Halloween” slashed its way to a $31 million haul over the four-day weekend, surpassing the $20.1 million gross for 2005’s “Transporter 2,” which had held the record for best Labor Day opening. Released by the Weinstein Co. and MGM, “Halloween” also topped the $29 million Labor Day gross for 1999’s “The Sixth Sense,” which had been the biggest-grossing movie over the holiday. That blockbuster ghost story was in its fifth weekend when Labor Day came around. Sony’s comedy “Superbad,” the No. 1 movie the previous two weekends, slipped to second place with $15.6 million, raising its total to $92.4 million. Focus Features’ “Balls of Fury,” a comedy about a washed-up pingpong player recruited by the feds to help bring down a criminal mastermind (Christopher Walken), opened at No. 3 with $13.8 million. “Death Sentence,” 20th Century Fox’s revenge thriller starring Kevin Bacon, debuted at No. 8 with $5.2 million. Led by “Halloween,” Hollywood set a new overall record for Labor Day, with the top-12 movies taking in $119.6 million, surpassing the previous high of $106.1 million in 2003. “`Halloween’ was far beyond anything we’ve seen on Labor Day,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “It was just a perfect ending to a perfect summer. Hopefully, we can do this every year.” The industry finished the summer season with record receipts of $4.18 billion since the first weekend in May. Factoring in higher ticket prices, though, movie attendance did not set a record. Media By Numbers estimates 610 million tickets were sold, the fifth-best admissions figure for modern Hollywood. Unlike Carpenter’s original, Zombie’s “Halloween” delved into the childhood of unstoppable slasher Michael Myers to explain why the masked madman wages his own personal war of terror. “Carpenter’s genius was in not giving the back-story, so you had this force of evil unto itself,” said Bob Weinstein, co-founder of the Weinstein Co. “Rob was more like, what’s behind the evil? I think the fan base loved the idea that there’d be a new version that would also add something to it.” “Halloween” will turn a tidy profit even if it follows the pattern of most horror films and drops off quickly in subsequent weekends. The movie was shot on a modest $15 million budget, meaning it took in twice its production costs in just four days. TOP 10 MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Halloween,” $31 million. 2. “Superbad,” $15.6 million. 3. “Balls of Fury,” $13.8 million. 4. “The Bourne Ultimatum,” $13.2 million. 5. “Rush Hour 3,” $10.4 million. 6. “Mr. Bean’s Holiday,” $8.1 million. 7. “The Nanny Diaries,” $6.4 million. 8. “Death Sentence,” $5.2 million. 9. “War,” $5.1 million. 10. “Stardust,” $3.9 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

City get Aubameyang and we look towards Vardy. Proper banter – Arsenal fans

first_imgManchester City are closing in on a deal to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Etihad Stadium.The Borussia Dortmund star bagged an incredible 39 goals in the 2015/16 season, as Thomas Tuchel’s men finished second in the Bundesliga, were runners-up in the DFB-Pokal and progressed well in the Europa League.He is heavily in demand, with a host of Europe’s top clubs wanting to sign the 26-year-old Gabonese attacker. Arsenal and Manchester United have both been linked with Aubameyang previously, whilst Pep Guardiola made it his desire to bring the forward to City months ago.Now that Guardiola is officially in charge of the Manchester club, a deal is close to completion – much to the annoyance of another group of Premier League fans.As Arsenal have been linked with Aubameyang, Gunners fans have made it clear that they would love him at the Emirates.However, they seem to have missed out on the prolific forward, and are instead chasing Leicester man Jamie Vardy, with fans are lamenting their club’s failures in the transfer market. Manchester City are trying to finalise a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1last_img read more


first_imgSJP and family spotted leaving Baskin’s Fish and Chip Shop in Dunkineely yesterday.Exclusive: Sarah Jessica Parker and her family have jetted back into Donegal and have even become GAA fans.The Sex in the City star and hubby Matthew Broderick own a holiday house in Kilcar.And the Hollywood stars have arrived back to enjoy a few days of relaxation there. The couple’s son James was even spotted wearing a brand new Donegal jersey in Dunkineely.The family enjoyed a bite to eat in the famous Baskin’s Fish and Chip Shop yesterday.And the mystery of the Donegal jersey was solved when Gareth Britton of All Sports in Donegal Town told Donegal Daily the family had been to his shop.“They called in yesterday and didn’t create any fuss at all. They have been in to us before. “They bought three or four Donegal jerseys but they didn’t get any payers names on them.“We didn’t ask them to pose for photos or anything like that. I think they just prefer to be left alone – I think that’s why they enjoy coming to Donegal and relaxing,” he said.The couple are understood to be staying in Donegal for a couple of weeks before jetting back to America. SEX AND THE CITY STAR SJP IS BACK AND TIPPING DONEGAL FOR ALL-IRELAND! was last modified: June 28th, 2014 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:donegalDunkineelyGAAkilcarmatthew brodericksarah jessica parkerSex and the Citylast_img read more

EPA, companies settle cleanup for $10 million

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The federal Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $10 million settlement with 170 companies who sent hazardous waste to the former Omega Chemical Corp. The settlement means the companies are released from further responsibility for the cost of clean up of the property, a former chemical recycling firm that between 1976 and 1991 allowed cleaning and degreasing agents to seep into the ground and contaminate the soil and groundwater. The bulk of the cleanup work will fall to more than 200 companies that the EPA has identified as being the largest contributors of hazardous waste to the property, said Thanne Cox, assistant regional counsel for the agency. “We estimate the cost of (cleaning up) groundwater and soil contamination will be $90 million,” he said. “Approximately 220 major parties are responsible for the investigation and cleanup.” The companies and former companies released from further responsibility sent less than 10 tons of waste materials to Omega. Their portions of the $10 million settlement were determined by how much waste they sent to the sites, which are at 12504 and 12512 E. Whittier Blvd, Cox said. In 1995 the EPA removed more than 3,000 drums of hazardous waste from the sites, including freon and chlorinated hydrocarbons, among other materials. In 1999 the EPA designated the Omega property a Superfund site, placing it on a national priority list for severely contaminated areas around the country. Companies that sent the largest amounts of hazardous waste to Omega were deemed responsible for the investigation and cleanup. The groundwater contamination extends for more than 2 miles from the property, Cox said. In October, the EPA announced a plan to contain the contamination so that it does not spread further. “We’re putting in pumps and a treatment system right behind the source location to prevent further migration of the groundwater pool,” Cox said. The city of Whittier is also assisting in the groundwater and soil contamination investigation, and also in the eventual cleanup. The city has been drilling wells in the contaminated area for the past six months. Officials still have not found an end to the contamination. “The farther away we go, the more clear it becomes that this is not just Omega’s contamination,” said Peter McGaw, an attorney representing 15 of the responsible parties conducting the investigation and cleanup. “Most of it seems to be cleaning solvents – dry cleaning fluids and other chlorinated solvents,” he added. “I don’t think there’s any immediate health threat. It’s 100 feet below the surface.” EPA officials also are monitoring the air quality at and around Skateland, located next to the Omega property. Officials are checking whether and how much contamination from the soil has evaporated and created air pollution. The EPA also plans to remedy the contaminated soil in the next year to address the problem, said Cox. The entire cleanup could take decades, he said. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more

Bar owner fined €1,000 after breaking licensing laws – for 26th time

first_imgA Donegal pub-owner has appeared in court charged with breaking the licensing laws – for the 26th time.Martin Coyle, of the Village Inn in Kerrykeel, appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with permitting liquor to be consumed on his premises after hours. The court heard Gardai called to the pub at 2.25am on January 25th, 2018 and found six people inside the pub who were drinking.Garda Sgt Gerard Dalton told the court that Coyle had 25 previous convictions under the Licensing Act going back over recent years.Judge Paul Kelly asked “There are a lot of them. Have Gardai never objected to the license being renewed?”He then asked Gardai if they knew if there was a custodial sentence for breaking the licensing laws and was told there was not.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran Dillon, told the court that on this particular occasion there was a pool competition in the bar and that the team from the Village Inn had been playing in the tournament and stayed on in the bar.He said that the bar trade was bleak especially in the winter months and that publicans were trying their best to make a living.Judge Kelly added that Mr Coyle’s future will be a lot bleaker if he does not have a bar license.Solicitor Dillon added that his client was heavily involved in the local community and asked the Judge to be as lenient as he could.Judge Kelly fined Mr Coyle €1,000.Bar owner fined €1,000 after breaking licensing laws – for 26th time was last modified: April 8th, 2019 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:donegalKERRYKEELlicensing lawsVillage Innlast_img read more

Mourinho to be sacked by Man United this weekend, claims sensational report

first_img 2 2 As well as United’s struggles on the pitch this term, there have been numerous issues off the pitch.Mourinho has had arguments with key players, including Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, and appears to have alienated the squad.The Mirror claim Michael Carrick will take temporary charge of the team, with Zinedine Zidane the primary target to replace Mourinho on a permanent boss.Mourinho would be due a windfall of around £20million as compensation. Jose Mourinho will be sacked as Manchester United manager this weekend regardless of the team’s result against Newcastle United, according to a sensational report.Pressure has been building on the Portuguese boss in the wake of United’s worst start to a season in 29 years. Defeats to Brighton, Tottenham and West Ham have left United trailing behind rivals City in the Premier League, while a penalty shootout defeat to Derby County sent them crashing out of the Carabao Cup.In a three-and-a-half minute press conference on Friday morning, Mourinho conceded results and performances had not been good enough this season.Now the Daily Mirror are reporting that the United hierarchy have already made up their minds that the ‘Special One’ must go.United are sitting tenth in the Premier League table ahead of their clash with Newcastle on Saturday, live on talkSPORT.Mourinho is likely to lead the team out at Old Trafford but the Mirror claim that, whatever the outcome he will be shown the door. Mourinho’s bizarre press conference seemed to signal the end Mourinho is to be sacked by United before the end of the weekend last_img read more


first_imgGlencar Inn Division TwoFintown Harps 1 Deele  0Downtown Cup Group AErne Wanderers 2 Ramelton Mariners 1Glenea United 4 Glencar Celtic 2  DONEGAL LEAGUE SOCCER RESULTS was last modified: January 7th, 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:DONEGAL LEAGUE SOCCER RESULTSlast_img read more

Big Five cat moves into new reserve

first_imgUmPhafa’s leopard was captured oncamera at night, after eight monthsof searching for it.(Image: UmPhafa Nature Reserve) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rebecca PerryAction for the Wild+44 1206 331 292Lyndon JafthaThe revamped UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal is the result of an international conservation partnership, and has just seen its first leopard move into the area.Previous mismanagement in the park led to the eradication of a number of species. But since 2005 the park has been a project of Action for the Wild, the charity arm of Colchester Zoo in the UK, who’ve worked with local authorities and communities to breathe new life into the land.The 5 000ha UmPhafa is made up of three farms, Gevonden, Geluk and Vertrek, and it was overgrazing during its farm stage that led to soil erosion, invasion by alien vegetation, and other degradation.When Colchester took over the three farms were joined and fenced off, and since then research facilities and hides have been built, and 13 species have been re-introduced.UmPhafa is home to several antelope species, including kudu, impala and mountain reedbuck. Black-backed jackal also occurs naturally.Thanks to dedicated conservation tactics, today a wealth of species live in the park, including giraffe, white rhino, zebra, and blue wildebeest, as well as red hartebeest, waterbuck, common reedbuck, and nyala.The presence of these stout antelope, which are a normal part of the leopard’s diet, means that the reserve would be a suitable habitat for the shy cats.Besides replenishing the fauna and flora, UmPhafa management are also involved in research projects, including behavioural studies of bushpig and white rhino; control of alien plants through natural means such as insects; and assessing the significance of small mammal populations on carnivore numbers.The reserve employs 13 people from local communities in various capacities. Some of them have been trained in wildlife management and game ranging techniques, equipping them with valuable skills. Reserve staff also work with local schools, giving wildlife education and helping to raise funds for new equipment or refurbishment of existing facilities.Big cats move inNow, with the first African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) recently spotted in the reserve, researchers will be able to monitor and study the animal’s population density in the area.Signs of the leopard’s presence had been seen since December 2010, when tracks and hair confirmed that it was wandering around. Livestock killings provided further evidence.But it remained elusive for eight months, until cameras, set up on the reserve, caught it on film. Scents trails and bait were laid to attract the animal to the cameras, and finally in August the nocturnal prowler was photographed on Geluk.Because leopards generally choose to stay away from livestock, thereby avoiding contact with humans, it was first thought that UmPhafa’s leopard was old. As its hunting abilities decrease with age, an elderly cat must seek easier prey.It was also thought that, because there were no signs of natural kills, the leopard was feeding on smaller animals that could be consumed overnight, leaving no evidence for park staff.Saving the leopardWith fears that loss of natural habitat and fragmentation of populations will soon result in the leopard moving from its near threatened status on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, to vulnerable, staff hope that the cat will find a haven at UmPhafa.Any of South Africa’s Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard –  are major tourist attractions, but because the leopard is so particularly elusive, many visitors do not get the opportunity to see or photograph this animal.Not only does it drag its kill into trees, where it can comfortably eat and sleep, and also prevent scavengers from making off with its food, but the leopard is nocturnal.There are more than 20 different types of leopard, each with its own special trait. The clouded leopard has the longest canines of all the cats, whereas the snow leopard lives in the Himalayas and easily negotiates difficult terrain and climate conditions.The black leopard is usually called a black panther, as its dark fur makes the spots hard to see – but the “black panther” itself does not exist, and the term is also applied to South America’s jaguar. The Amur leopard, native to Russian mountains, is one of the rarest animals in the world and is listed as critically endangered.last_img read more