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Police Arrest Girlfriend ‘Killer’

first_imgOfficers of the Liberian National Police assigned in Grand Cape Mount County, Western Liberia, have arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Sylvester Tarpeh Davis, who allegedly murdered his 22-year-old girlfriend, Sonnie Tipayson in the Clara Town Community last week.Shortly after he reportedly committed the act, Davis escaped the scene but was arrested in Tienia, Grand Cape Mount County by the Liberian National Police (LNP) over the weekend and subsequently transferred to the LNP Headquarters in Monrovia from where he is expected to be forwarded to court for prosecution.The incident took place on November 28, 2014 in Clara Town, Bushrod Island, when Davis allegedly murdered Sonnie, buried her corpse in a trash barrel in the very room they lived in and escaped the scene.But Davis was arrested following a tip-off from some residents in Grand Cape Mount County where he had been in hiding since the incident occurred last week Friday.According to the LNP, “This is the second time that they have arrested a girlfriend killer in the county.”The LNP is advising all those who have previously been accused or suspected of killing their fiancés, but escaped justice, to report themselves for further investigation.At the same time, the LNP has urged citizens to cooperate with them by reporting any strange persons in their respective communities whose motives may not be readily established by the locals.Last Friday, the Tipayson family at the back of the Prestige Motor Garage in Clara Town reported the mysterious death of their second child, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, Sylvester T. Davis, who had lived with their late daughter in the same house with them over the years.Upon the commission of the act, the suspect hurriedly dumped the remains of the late Sonnie into the barrel in their room and escaped.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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U.S. four-month death toll highest so far

first_imgAnd with President George W. Bush now sending thousands more U.S. troops to Baghdad and western Anbar province, despite opposition in Congress and the American public’s increasing war weariness, the prospect looms of even higher casualties. The shadowy insurgency has managed to counter or compensate for every new U.S. military technique for defeating roadside bombs, which over time have proliferated and grown increasingly powerful. The U.S. has spent billions trying to counter that threat, and the Bush administration in its budget 2008 request to Congress this week asked for another $6.4 billion to find more effective defenses against it. The Pentagon’s terse death announcements only begin to tell the story: Sgt. Corey J. Aultz, 31, of Port Orchard, Wash., and Sgt. Milton A. Gist, 27, of St. Louis, died Jan. 30 in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, of wounds from an improvised bomb that detonated near their vehicle. Three days earlier, three soldiers – one just 19 years old – were killed by a roadside bomb in Taji, just north of Baghdad. And a week before that, four soldiers, from towns in the four corners of this country – Florida, New Hampshire, Oregon and California – were killed by a roadside bomb not far from Fallujah. WASHINGTON – More American troops were killed in combat in Iraq over the past four months – at least 334 through Jan. 31 – than in any comparable stretch since the war began, according to an Associated Press analysis of casualty records. Not since the bloody battle for Fallujah in 2004 has the death toll spiked so high. The reason is that U.S. soldiers and Marines are fighting more battles in the streets of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and other cities. The top killer is the roadside bomb, but hostile forces also have had more success lately shooting down U.S. helicopters. Pentagon officials said initial indications from the crash of a Marine CH-46 helicopter on Wednesday, killing all seven aboard, are that it was caused by mechanical trouble, not hostile fire. In some respects it is the urban warfare that U.S. commanders thought they had managed to largely avoid after U.S. troops entered Baghdad in early April 2003 and quickly toppled the Saddam Hussein regime. The increasingly urban nature of the war is reflected in the fact that a higher percentage of U.S. deaths have been in Baghdad lately. Over the course of the war, at least 1,142 U.S. troops have died in Anbar province, the heart of the Sunni Arab insurgency, through Feb. 6, according to an AP count. That compares with 713 in Baghdad. But since Dec. 28, 2006, there were more in Baghdad than in Anbar – 33 to 31. The surge in combat deaths comes as the Pentagon begins adding 21,500 troops in Iraq as part of Bush’s new strategy for stabilizing the country. Most are going to Baghdad, but some are being sent Anbar. With the buildup, U.S. forces will be operating more aggressively in Baghdad as they try to tamp down sectarian bloodshed, a tactical shift that senior military officials say raises the prospect of even higher U.S. casualties. “There’s clearly going to be an increased risk in this area,” Adm. William Fallon, Bush’s choice to be the next commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, told his Senate confirmation hearing last week. Risk is already extraordinarily high from known threats, including roadside bombs. The frustrating fact about the hunt for a solution to the roadside bomb is that the Americans have improved their ability to find and disarm them before they detonate, and they have outfitted troops in better body armor. But the insurgents still manage to adjust: new tactics in planting the bombs, new, more powerful explosives, different means of detonating them and, amazingly, a seemingly endless supply of materials. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that 70 percent of U.S. casualties are caused by such bombs. He said that lately Iran, allegedly in league with renegade Shiite groups in southern Iraq, has had a hand in supplying a more lethal version so powerful it can destroy a U.S. Abrams battle tank, which is shielded with heavy armor. On Jan. 22, Army National Guard Spc. Brandon L. Stout, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was killed by one of those more powerful bombs, known as an explosively formed projectile, that went off near his vehicle in Baghdad. A week earlier, four soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in the northern city of Mosul. It is not possible to fully track the trend in bomb-caused deaths by month. The U.S. military considers such information secret because it is considered potentially useful to the insurgents and their backers. Also, the Marines do not announce the specific cause of any of their combat deaths, whereas the Army does. Hostile forces also have had more success lately shooting down U.S. helicopters, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged Tuesday. He said four U.S. helicopters in recent weeks have been shot down by small arms fire, including a Black Hawk in which all 12 National Guard soldiers aboard were killed. What’s more, there have been troubling new twists to some other attacks, including the sneak attack in Karbala that killed five U.S. soldiers; four of them were abducted and executed by unknown gunmen. U.S. officials say they are studying the possibility that Iranian agents either planned or executed that Jan. 20 attack. A leading war critic, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said he was aware that U.S. casualties were rising, particularly in Anbar province. “It doesn’t surprise me at all because they are targeting American troops,” he said. Under a new approach announced by Bush on Jan. 10, U.S. troops will be paired up with Iraqi brigades in each of nine districts across Baghdad, rather than operating mainly from large U.S. bases. “Our troops are going to be inserted into the most difficult areas imaginable – right into neighborhoods, right in the face of the Iraqis,” Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said. “How are we going to avoid the inherent risks that are created?” The recent rise in U.S. combat deaths has developed with relatively little notice in Congress, which has focused on the broader issue of whether to begin withdrawing forces and, now, whether to opposed Bush’s troop buildup. The American public clearly has soured on the war. In an AP-Ipsos poll taken Jan. 8-10 , 62 percent said they thought, looking back, that it had been a mistake to go to war, while 35 percent said invading was the right decision. Gates, while not ruling out a rise in casualties during the buildup, told reporters Jan. 26 that he sees a possibility that some insurgents and renegade militias will back off temporarily “in the hope that they can wait us out and filter back once we’re gone.” That could mean a decline in the U.S. casualty rate, at least temporarily. And if Bush’s plan – which couples a troop buildup with stronger economic development efforts and a renewed push to get the Iraqis to reconcile their political differences – works as intended, then a drop-off in deaths might be longlasting. The 334 U.S. troops killed in action in Iraq over the past four months does not include 36 who died of non-hostile causes like vehicle accidents. The previous highest total for those killed in action during any four-month period was 308 between September and December 2004, which included the November battle to retake the city of Fallujah. The recent increase is not linked to variations in U.S. troop levels. That number shifted from about 137,000 troops at the end of January 2006 to a range of 130,000-150,000 during summer and fall before ending the year at 128,000. It has risen now to about 138,000, with the buildup in Baghdad just getting started. Since the start of the war in Iraq, nearly 3,100 U.S. troops have died, of which nearly 2,500 were killed in action.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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Real Madrid line-up against Sevilla – Is this the best team ever assembled?

first_img1 1 All eyes will be on Cardiff on Tuesday evening as Real Madrid face Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.It is being hailed as the homecoming of Gareth Bale, who grabbed the game changing goal as Madrid finally captured their tenth European Cup back in May, but in truth there will be as much attention on the entirety of Los Blancos’ galaxy of stars, as there is on the native Welshman.Once again, Madrid have set the standard in the transfer market, landing one of the world’s hottest properties in the form of James Rodriguez for a fee believed to be in the region of £63m, meaning that boss Carlo Ancelotti will be presiding over one of the most expensively-assembled squads of all-time. The Italian is expected to hand a debut to the aforementioned James, as well as fellow arrival Toni Kroos – who joined from Bayern Munich – while Cristiano Ronaldo could also start in attack.With such an array of talent on show, it leads to the question whether this is the best team ever assembled?Let us know your thoughts below… Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos last_img read more

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VIDEO: Eat your heart out Delap – Iranian Goalkeeper’s STUNNING throw

first_img1 Rory Delap Have you ever heard of Alireza Beiranvand? No? Us neither.Well, the Iranian goalkeeper isn’t exactly a household name, is he?However, he could soon be claiming a world record for the longest throw in football if this video is anything to go by.His arm is like a slingshot. The shot-stopper can launch a counter attack in a matter of seconds, single-handedly.Tony Pulis is probably filing a transfer bid as we speak…Come on striker, it was on a plate for you. You just had to finish that!Beiranvand has been absolutely robbed of an assist, if you ask us.last_img

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GAA News: Glenfin to clash with Naomh Muire this Saturday

first_imgSenior FootballSenior ladies had no fixture this week.Seniors and reserves played Naomh Muire in the league on Saturday evening, unfortunately the reserves were beat but the seniors put in a big performance to secure another two valuable points.Senior team and scorers: Liam O Meara – Martin O Donell – John Harkin – David Carr – Dean Herron – Steven McGlynn – Gary Dorrian – Michael McGlynn 02 – Patrick McGrath – Daniel McGlynn – Paddy O Connor 01 – Jason Morrow 01 – Kevin McGlynn – Gerard Ward 08 – Jason Marley, Subs used: Gary Herron – Matthew McGinley – Aodhfin McGlynn. Both teams were fixed to play Cloughaneely away but that fixture is changed now and both teams will play Naomh Muire at home next Sunday the 24th at 1.30pm and 3.00pm.The 3rd team had no fixture last weekend their next fixture is home to Glenswilly next Saturday the 23rd i the Senior C Championship. Throw in at 7.00pmLottoWinning numbers for 19/07/2016 are 5-4- 2-6- 3- 7-1- 8. No winners Jackpot for the 26/07/2016 €3850.00. Ulster finalCongratulations to Stephen Carr and the Donegal minors who beat Derry in the Ulster Minor final in Clones on Sunday last. Hard luck to Frank McGlynn and the seniors who lost out in a very tight match against Tyrone.Both teams play Cork now on Saturday the 30th of July in Croke Park. Ticket prices for those games, Adult tickets are €25, under 16 €5. Student / OAP are €25 and you will get €10 back on the day.Orders must be in with Kate McGlynn by 12 midnight on Thursday 21st so get you order in soon.Minor board:Under age training: Wednesdays U8 and U10 6.00pm- 700p.  U12 & U13 boys 6.00pm to 7.00pm.U12Congratulations to our U12 girls who won the blitz final on Saturday last the 16 th in Glenfin. The U12 boys had no game this week.U14Hard luck to our U14 girls who were beat by Downings in Downings on Thursday evening last the 14 th. The U14 boys have finished for this season but the U13 competition will start later in the year. U16Hard luck to the U16 boys who lost to Convoy by two points on Friday evening the 15th. U16 girls are due to start in August.U18Our Minor ladies had another good won last night Tuesday against Convoy. The Minor boys had no fixture this week due to the Ulster minor final. Next fixture TBC.Club season tickets are available for €99.00 these tickets allow you access to all adult men league and championship matches within the county. It also covers matches that Glenfin are not involved in. If anyone is interested contact Sean Bonner on 0872608539Club Gear is now available in all sizes. To order contact Kate McGlynn on 0877952880, Sean Bonner on 0872608539 or Francie F Marley on 0872414714. The Super Valu kits for clubs promotion has been extended to August bank holiday weekend.Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to seamusward61@gmail.com or texting 0872052481GAA News: Glenfin to clash with Naomh Muire this Saturday was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GLENFIN GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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GLENTIES LEFT GREEN WITH ENVY AS BANDON TAKES LEPRECHAUN WORLD RECORD

first_imgDespite their tremendous effort Glenties has been left green with envy after being officially beaten to the leprechaun world record.The Donegal town put in a tremendous effort on St Patrick’s Day to set the world record with more than 1,000 hearty souls turning out dressed as leprechauns. But Bandon in Co County were yesterday officially names as the record-breakers with a total of 1,263 people dressed as little people!Rumours around the town of Glenties is that they could well give it another go next year to try and take the title off their Cork counterparts. GLENTIES LEFT GREEN WITH ENVY AS BANDON TAKES LEPRECHAUN WORLD RECORD was last modified: April 27th, 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:BandonGlentiesleprechaunsworld recordlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FAMILY GETS EXTRA RESOURCE HOURS FOR THEIR CHILD IN HIGH COURT BATTLE

first_imgA Donegal family is one of two who have taken a High Court challenge over resource hours for their children who have special needs.The two families, whose children are Down Syndrome, have been successful in getting more than four extra hours for their children each week.The extra hours were granted by President of the High Court, Justice Nicholas Kearns. Speaking after the case, Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty said he was very happy for both families.“I am delighted that the parents have been successful in the High Court challenge and that the maximum resource hours have been allocated to the children at the centre of this case.“Today’s outcome is a vindication of the long campaign that the parents have fought to ensure that their children receive the appropriate resource hour allocation. I commend them on their tireless campaign and on their victory today.“It is also an indictment of the Government’s approach to this issue and I look forward to the day when parents of children with Down Syndrome or other conditions no longer have to battle with the state in order to ensure that their children’s needs are recognised and appropriate supports put in place.”DONEGAL FAMILY GETS EXTRA RESOURCE HOURS FOR THEIR CHILD IN HIGH COURT BATTLE was last modified: June 27th, 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)last_img read more

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49ers make move on DeForest Buckner’s contract

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner is arguably the 49ers’ best first-round draft pick of the past decade, and while they envision a long-term contract extension with him, they took the procedural step Wednesday of locking him in through 2020.The 49ers exercised the fifth-year option on Buckner, drafted seventh overall in 2016 by then-general manager Trent Baalke.Baalke’s successor, John Lynch, echoed Buckner’s recent stance on contract talks in that both sides don’t have a …last_img

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SA ‘ahead of schedule for 2010’

first_img“Working with other stakeholders such as the 2010 Local Organising Committee, we are glad to announce that we have made significant progress in pursuit of our goal to host a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup,” Motlanthe said. South Africa ‘on course’ Source: BuaNews “We have also started to pay focused attention to all the 2010 legacy projects, so that the facilities are used for the maximum benefit of our people and our country beyond 2010,” he said. South Africa will meet its infrastructure deadlines well ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told Parliament in Cape Town this week. “We are, however, confident that the economic benefits flowing from the 2010 Fifa World Cup competition will soften some of the cutting effects of this economic crisis,” he said. There are only three matches left before the curtain is drawn on Fifa’s “Festival of Continental Champions” – a test run for staging the World Cup – and no major incidents have been reported. Budget overrunscenter_img He pointed out that oversight visits conducted by members of the inter-ministerial committee had helped to ensure that the government and other stakeholders met their deadlines on infrastructure programmes. Motlanthe cautioned, however, that budget overruns by some host cities, especially in light of the current economic difficulties, needed to be addressed urgently so as to ensure that their expenditure was within budget. Motlanthe said that if anything was needed to confirm South Africa’s readiness to host world soccer’s showpiece event, the Confederations Cup under way had demonstrated that the country was on course to meet its objectives. 25 June 2009 The tournament “has also helped us identify areas that require improvement to deliver the best World Cup ever,” Motlanthe said, adding that the government was convinced that Bafana Bafana would continue improving ahead of 2010. The government had also noted concerns over delays in the construction of the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and discussions with the affected parties were taking place to resolve all outstanding matters.last_img read more

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Police to probe clip on Aurangabad riots

first_imgIn the aftermath of the Aurangabad riots, city police has ordered a probe after a clip allegedly demonstrating the “involvement” of some local police personnel with the rioters surfaced after the clashes.According to sources, the eight-minute long video purportedly recorded by onlookers, show the policemen to be mute spectators, “walking” with the rioters and permitting them to indulge in their vandalism spree as they smash and torch parked vehicles.In the clip, the rioters after wrecking several vehicles, are seen setting a shop ablaze in the city’s sensitive Nawabpura area.“We are probing this issue and have taken the footage very seriously. The guilty parties — be it policemen or rioters — will be punished,” said acting Aurangabad Commissioner of Police Milind Bharambe on Monday.At least two persons lost their lives, while more than 35, including several policemen, were seriously injured after violent clashes between two groups erupted over illegal water connections on Friday last week, heightening communal tensions across the city.Additional DGP (law and order) Bipin Bihari too promised a stern probe into the affair.Internet suspendedAn uneasy calm prevailed over Aurangabad the weekend after the riots, with authorities clamping Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (prohibiting an assembly of more than four persons in an area) and suspending internet services to stall further violence.Speaking in Nashik on Monday, Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar categorically charged the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government for stoking caste and communal tensions and being responsible for the clashes.“Be it Bhima-Koregaon or Aurangabad, the BJP government is responsible for the heightening social tensions across Maharashtra. Why is the Police Commissioner’s post lying vacant for more than two months in a communally sensitive city like Aurangabad?” said the NCP leader, alleging that the scope of the riot indicated that it was a “pre-planned conspiracy”.Call for compensationMr. Pawar further demanded immediate compensation for those afflicted by the violence.The damage to property during the riots, which raged on for more than 12 hours on the intervening night of May 11-12, has been estimated at more than ₹100 crore.Scores of small shops in the Nawabpura, Moti Karanja and Raja Bazaar areas were gutted by the rioters as the clashes gradually took on a communal colour.Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, who toured the ravaged city on Sunday, too accused the police of merely “standing by” as the rioters ran amok.“What was the intelligence arm of the police doing? The senior police authorities have acted in an extremely negligent fashion, just as they did during the Bhima-Koregaon riots,” said Mr. Vikhe-Patil, who is the leader of opposition (LoP) in the Legislative Assembly.At least 10 policemen, including Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govardhan Kolekar and Kranti Chowk Police Station in-charge, Inspector Shrikant Paropkari were injured in the clashes.Mr. Kolekar, who suffered serious injuries on his neck during stone-pelting, was airlifted to Mumbai on Monday for further treatment. He is said to be in a critical condition.More than 50 persons have been detained by the police in connection with the riots so far, said authorities.The city has been without a full-time Police Commissioner for the past two months, since Yashasvi Yadav was sent on compulsory leave by Mr. Fadnavis for alleged mishandling of the city’s garbage crisis.last_img read more