Missing Cyclist’s Body Found in Ganta

first_imgInvestigators from the Liberia National Police, headed by Senior Inspector Patrick T. Sudue recently uncovered the skeletal remains of the motorcyclist who was reported missing in July 2015.Inspector Sudue told the Daily Observer that during the interrogation of murder suspect Bill Lawrence, who was recently linked to the killing of another motorcyclist on September 30, he confessed his involvement in the cyclist’s death, saying he sold the victims’ motorbikes.According to Inspector Sudue, the culprit confessed that whenever he and unnamed friends were in need of money, they would get on a bike and ask the cyclist to take them home. It is then that they would eventually kill the cyclist and later sell the bike. “The suspect said they are three in number carrying out the deadly operation, but one of them (Decent Boy) was killed by angry mobs during the recent riot in Ganta,” he said.He said during his interrogation Lawrence confessed to hiring a motorcyclist on the night of July 26 and directed the cyclist to the Methodist Field (the same area where they did the recent killing) and then clubbed him to death.He said the body was disposed of in a pool of water and covered with leaves. They then sold the murdered cyclist’s motorbike for US$450. “After the confession,” said Inspector Sudue, “the culprit showed us the area where the body was deposited; and when we went there, we discovered a skeleton that was later identified as Prince Washington’s by his T-Shirt.”According to the officer, the late Prince Washington’s parents have been in search of him since July and reported him missing, but documents bearing the record of him being missing were destroyed during the ransacking of the police station in September.The police quoted the family as saying: “After we searched for Prince and could not find him, we thought that he had sold the motorbike and fled to Grand Gedeh gold field.” The wave of motorcyclists’ killings intensified in September when two bodies were discovered in one week in Ganta and nearby Blohn.Bill Lawrence was picked up by rioters on September 30 and during the rioting which left properties belonging to businessman Prince Howard destroyed, and his house set ablaze. A police station and the local office of the Drug Enforcement Agency were also vandalized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool player gets 2-week ban for mocking Harry Kane

first_imgNationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support ‘motherland’ China Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown View comments Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images After the Champions League final between the two teams on June 1, Elliott looked into the camera on a mobile phone and used discriminatory language about Kane in a short video that was shared widely.Elliott, who played for Fulham at the time and joined Liverpool nearly two months after the incident, made a public apology to Kane soon after the video came into the public domain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4In a letter admitting to the charge, Elliott said the video was only supposed to be seen by close friends and that he had only been trying to wind up some Tottenham-supporting friends.“I would like to stress that the contents of the video do not represent who I am as a person or how I’ve been brought up,” he wrote, “and I am truly sorry.” LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The FA said Elliott was banned until Oct. 24, must complete a face-to-face education course and pay a fine of 350 pounds ($440).Elliott has played one match for Liverpool’s senior team since his move, in the English League Cup last month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott applauds the fans after their English League Cup soccer match against Milton Keynes Dons at the MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes, England. Elliot has been banned for two weeks for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane, it was announced Friday, Oct. 11. Harvey Elliott admitted to a charge of misconduct by the English Football Association for an “aggravated breach” of rules because his behavior in the video “included reference to disability.” (AP Photo/Leila Coker, file)LONDON — A teenage Liverpool player was banned for two weeks on Friday for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Harvey Elliott, who is 16 and plays for England’s under-17 side, admitted to a charge of misconduct by the English Football Association for an “aggravated breach” of rules because his behavior in the video “included reference to disability.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rooney retains Eng captaincy under Allardyce

first_img0Shares0000English striker Wayne Rooney, pictured on August 7, 2016, should lead out England for the first time under new national team coach Sam Allardyce in Sunday’s match against Slovakia © AFP/File / Ian KingtonBURTON-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – Wayne Rooney will remain England captain going into the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, manager Sam Allardyce confirmed on Monday.The 30-year-old striker, who also captains Manchester United, has been England’s skipper for the past two years. He will don the armband under Allardyce for the first time on Sunday when England launch their attempt to reach the next World Cup in Russia with a game against Slovakia in Trnava.“Wayne has been an excellent captain for England and the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an easy decision for me to ask him to continue,” Allardyce said.“Wayne’s record speaks for itself. He is the most senior member of the squad and he is hugely respected by his peers. All of these factors point towards him being the right choice to lead the team.”Rooney was appointed captain by Allardyce’s predecessor, Roy Hodgson, in August 2014 after previous skipper Steven Gerrard retired from international football following the World Cup in Brazil.A year later he broke Bobby Charlton’s 45-year-old England scoring record by netting his 50th international goal in a Euro 2016 qualifying win over Switzerland at Wembley.Rooney’s current tally stands at 53 goals and against Slovakia he will become England’s most capped outfield player on 116 caps, surpassing David Beckham.Former goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who made 125 international appearances, is England’s most capped player overall.On the qualities he looks for in a captain, Allardyce said: “I like an on and off-the-field captain, if there is one.“But if there isn’t one, then an on-the-field captain is the main basis of being the captain. You would hope the captain would make a decision on the pitch if he felt he needed to.“For me, that’s the captain’s role. It’s a big responsibility at club level, even more so at international level. First and foremost, lead by example.”– Barkley blocked –England football manager Sam Allardyce, pictured on August 29, 2016, explained that he had overlooked Everton’s Ross Barkley because he considers Rooney and Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli as his top two picks for the number 10 position © AFP / Oli ScarffAllardyce named Nigerian trickster Jay Jay Okocha, his former lieutenant at Bolton Wanderers, as the best captain he has worked with.“He sorted the odd scuffle out in the dressing room and talked to the players about how we had to go out and win,” Allardyce told reporters at the St George’s Park football centre in Burton, central England.“He’d take the manager’s instructions and apply them in the right way.“Then there was outstanding ability on the field, leading by example and showing everybody he wasn’t a mercenary, which was suggested in the beginning, that he’d only come for the money.“He became an iconic figure at Bolton Wanderers.”Rooney played in central midfield for England at Euro 2016, but Allardyce intends to use him in the number 10 role, where he has been playing under new United manager Jose Mourinho.“It may be that Wayne is listed as a midfielder (in the England squad list), but he’s playing in behind the front man at Manchester United and that, for me, puts it that that’s his position,” Allardyce said.England reached the last 16 at Euro 2016 before being humiliatingly eliminated by minnows Iceland.Allardyce explained that he had overlooked Everton’s Ross Barkley because he considers Rooney and Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli as his top two picks for the number 10 position.“Ross is a difficult one because he has been playing quite well since the start of the season and the change of position for Wayne made it a little difficult to pick Ross,” said the former Sunderland manager.“Dele Alli’s in a very similar position, so you have to make a difficult choice.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United youngsters who should be happy with Van Gaal’s arrival

first_img 5 5 Michael Keane – Defender – Click the arrow for more – The coming season could prove to be huge in Michael Keane’s Manchester United career, with many calling for the 21-year-old to be handed a regular senior birth at Old Trafford. The club’s reserve player of the year in 2012, Keane has enjoyed strong loan spells at Leicester City and more recently Blackburn Rovers over the past two seasons. With question marks over the effectiveness of Rafael, now could be the time to promote the England U21 star. Nick Powell – Midfielder – Click the arrow for more – Signed from Crewe in the summer of 2012 for around £6m, Powell spent much of the 2012/13 season in the club’s youth and reserve ranks, although he made a huge impression on his senior debut by scoring against Wigan. He subsequently spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Wigan, enjoying a very successful spell, playing 42 times and scoring 12 times in all competitions. 5 Saidy Janko – Defender – Click the arrow for more – The solution to Man United’s search for defensive reinforcements could be right under their nose, with the club expecting big things from teen talent Saidy Janko. Signed on transfer deadline day 2013, Janko’s arrival from FC Zurich in Switzerland largely went under the radar, but he has since shown off his talents, impressing for the club’s Under-19 and Under-21 teams last season. A powerful player with bags of talent, he was snapped up after excellent performances in the FIFA Blue Stars tournament. 5 Louis van Gaal, a firm advocate of youth, has given his first press conference as Man United manager.He famously won the Champions League with Ajax by focusing on the club’s emerging talent, while at Bayern Munich he is credited with fast-tracking the likes of Thomas Muller, Holger Badstuber and David Alaba.Man United boast one of the country’s finest team of youngsters, so as he looks to craft a team for the future, who should be excited at the arrival of Van Gaal.Click the arrow to see who could feature for the club in the coming season.Man United fans, who would you like to see given more game time with the senior side? Comment below… 5 Ben Pearson – Midfielder – Regarded as one of the United academy’s finest midfield talents, Ben Pearson has earned comparisons with the likes of club legend Paul Scholes. While some may think such labels are premature, Pearson’s style owes a lot to that of Scholes with the 19-year-old boasting excellent close control and range of passing that has seen him earn England honours at various youth levels. After being awarded the club’s Young Player of the Year award – the Jimmy Murphy trophy – Pearson has stepped up to Under-21 level where he has been very comfortable. James Wilson – Striker – Click the arrow for more – The 18-year-old enjoyed a stunning senior debut last season, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory against Hull City to get United fans excited about what the future may hold. With uncertainty over the futures of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, new boss Louis van Gaal may opt to promote from within, rather than spend big on another striker this summer last_img read more

Deputies eye home while you vacation

first_img“We have not had any reports of things stolen while doing the vacation checks,” said Deputy Patrick Rissler, who coordinates volunteers at the Santa Clarita station. The volunteers check on several houses a day in the Santa Clarita Valley during the summer. They usually go by twice a week, sometimes more often, said sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Station. But the volunteers try to keep a low profile. “They don’t want to be so blatant about it that everyone around says, `Oh, my gosh, they must be on vacation,”‘ Cambra said. The Sheriff’s Department has 25 volunteers who patrol the valley. They drive around in white squad cars, and they wear white shirts with a sheriff’s patch and blue pants. If they see anyone prowling around one of the houses they keep tabs on, they call for a sheriff’s deputy. “I always hear back from residents about how appreciative they are that the volunteers were able to check it out,” Rissler said. Residents can fill out a form online to have vacation checks done at their home. The station’s Web site is http://scvsheriff.com. Residents can also call the station at (661) 255-1121. Residents who use the service are asked if lights are on timers, if they have pets at home and if anyone will be staying at their home, questions designed to avoid confusion during the patrols. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Take a trip and don’t worry about your house. That’s what sheriff’s deputies at the Santa Clarita station want residents to do when they go on vacation this summer. A program the station has offered for years allows residents to have the Sheriff’s Department check on their home while they’re away. Sheriff’s volunteers on patrol will stop by the house, officials said. They will see if the lights are on when they should be and if any strange cars are in the driveway. They may even take all those newspapers stacked at the front door and put them out of view. The program seems to work. last_img

Chelsea fans left furious after 3-1 defeat to Everton

first_imgChelsea’s woeful start to the season continued on Saturday after they were beaten 3-1 by Everton at Goodison Park. Steven Naismith’s hat-trick condemned Jose Mourinho’s side to their third defeat of the season and Blues fans were left dismayed on Twitter after the game. //storify.com/IsaacMoore91/chelsea-fans-hit-out-at-their-side-after-3-1-defea.js?border=false[View the story “Chelsea fans hit out at their side after 3-1 defeat to Everton” on Storify] 1 Chelsea lost 3-1 to Everton on Saturday last_img

Roy Keane returns to Nottingham Forest as Martin O’Neill’s assistant manager

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade He represented the club on 154 occasions, scoring 32 times, before moving to Manchester United in 1993 for £3.75million.Since O’Neill’s appointment Forest have played twice, with his own return to the City Ground ruined by Bristol City’s 1-0 victory.They triumphed for the first time under O’Neill this past Saturday, with Joe Lolley, Matty Cash and Adlene Guedioura all scoring in a 3-1 defeat of Wigan. RANKED 1 REPLY 🙌 Keane is back!#NFFC are delighted to confirm that former Red Roy Keane has returned to the club as assistant manager.https://t.co/hPlwR6FOdf— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 28, 2019He reunites with O’Neill after the pair worked together with the Republic of Ireland between 2013 and 2018.According to The Guardian, Keane was debating whether to accept another assistant position or return to management himself, and is believed to have been convinced of becoming Forest’s No.2 after the club convinced him of their ambitions under Evangelos Marinakis, their owner. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice BEST OF shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED MONEY huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Roy Keane has returned to Nottingham Forest having agreed to become assistant to manager Martin O’Neill, the Championship club have confirmedKeane was offered the chance to return to the first English club he played for when O’Neill succeeded Aitor Karanka in the City Ground hot seat earlier this month, and he has accepted the position. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Keane was an astute signing for Nottingham Forest O’Neill made clear his desire for Keane to join Forest during his unveiling.He said earlier this month: “I would dearly like him [Keane] to join us.“Overall, he was great for me, and great for the [Ireland] players, and the genuine truth is that I don’t think that we would have qualified for the Euros [Euro 2016] without his presence. I have been unflinching in that support.”Keane spent three years playing for Forest after being signed by Brian Clough for £47,000 from Cobh Ramblers.last_img read more

A calf for Thandi, South Africa’s poaching survivor

first_img14 January 2015Thandi, the rhino that survived an attack by poachers almost three years ago, has given birth to a calf, much to the delight of her caretakers at Kariega Game Reserve outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.In March 2012, Thandi and two male rhinos were found after their horns had been hacked off with machetes by poachers. The two males died, with Thandi defying all odds to survive – thanks, largely, to the dedicated care she has received from wildlife vet, Dr William Fowlds.Thandi has undergone numerous operations over the past two years, including pioneering skin graft surgery.“I am sure that the whole rhino caring community will share in the joy of this amazing birth,” Fowlds said. The vet has taken Thandi’s story around the world – including to Vietnam and China – to raise awareness about the fight against poaching.“Thandi’s story has always been an incredible testimony of the will to survive. She represents so much of what her species faces under the current poaching crisis.“Her survival has already given us inspiration – but the birth of her calf brings a new dimension of hope to the crisis, showing us that a future generation of life is possible if we put our minds and hearts to it.”South Africa has the largest population of rhinos in the world. Figures from the Department of Environmental Affairs show an escalation in the number of rhinos being poached. Over the past five years 3 569 rhinos have been killed by poachers, with 1 116 rhinos killed in 2014 alone.“We have been waiting for this day since we first discovered that Thandi was in the third trimester of her pregnancy in December 2013,” Alan Weyer, general manager at Kariega, said. The gestation period of a white rhino is between 15 and 16 months.“It is incredible that the rhino we found so close to death nearly three years ago is now the mother of a beautiful calf. Thandi has shown huge resilience in her fight to survive. We are absolutely thrilled.”Read more: Thandi, rhino poaching survivor, is pregnantFor the safety of Thandi and her calf the area is off-limits to all visitors, the reserve said on Tuesday in a statement. “It is of most utmost importance that both rhino are left undisturbed to ensure that the calf has the best chance of survival.”Adrian Steirn, WWF’s photographer in residence for South Africa who has documents the fight against poaching across Africa, was able to capture images of the mother and calf immediately after the birth.“I have been photographing wildlife for years but to have been able to capture this incredible moment was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said.“Thandi’s story has captivated the world since she became a beacon of hope in the fight against rhino poaching. To see her with a beautiful, healthy calf is truly a privilege and should inspire optimism and renewed commitment to protect these incredible creatures.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Facebook and the Future of Check-ins

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts Facebook announced today at its mobile platform event that it is opening up its Places API. That means that any outside application can now post check-ins, photos, links and more to the Facebook Places database. It also means that any outside app can read the same info from the Facebook database to incorporate into its app.In other words, Facebook Places has positioned itself as the central hub for all check-in apps. That news, and the launch of Facebook Places Deals, could help check-ins scale up fast enough to support more meaningful and sustainable innovation than the small and scattered group of check-in apps has to date. Tags:#Analysis#Facebook#Features#Location#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit If You Learn to Spin Straw Into Gold, You’d Better Appreciate GoldImagine I offered you a small glowing box. You could put it in your pocket, and when you pulled it out, it would tell you almost anything, about anything in the world, almost immediately. You could use it to hear voices, read words and see pictures from anywhere. You could use it to broadcast words and pictures from your life out to anyone on earth.The box would know who you are and it would know exactly where you are at any given moment. It could tailor what it told you for your particular circumstances. That place you’re standing in right now? The box could zoom in to tell you everything that ever happened in that place, or zoom out and paint an illuminated picture of exactly where you stand in the world, of what was, is and will happen around you in the future. It could tell you things you liked or it could tell you things you didn’t like, if you wanted it to.This would be a bargain, of course, and that means that some other things would happen, too. Deep in the history of every glowing box would be a small, hazy picture of people doing things to each other that ought never, ever be done. They are horrible things, but they are being done to people very far away. (“In Congo, I’ve seen women who have been mutilated, children who have been forced to eat their parents’ flesh…”) And those people have already had so many bad things happen to them before. The glowing boxes would be truly incredible – they would have the potential to accelerate humanity’s access to knowledge and communication faster than thousands of years of history had accelerated our connection to the world before.You could use your glowing box for magic.But once the boxes arrived, most people would agree: most people wouldn’t really want to use them for much beyond the simple things in life. Clipping mobile coupons. Playing mobile Farmville.But aren’t they marvelous, magical, glowing boxes?Thankfully there are things being done with these boxes that go far beyond the mundane, things that aspire to fulfill their promise and at least in part acknowledge their costs. But when we say that most people will never appreciate things like location apps until they can get $1 off a cup of coffee – there’s something deeply tragic about that.The Hub and the SpokesThanks to the opening of the Places read/write API, you’ll now be able to, at least in theory, use any app you like to check-in, whichever one tickles your fancy, without fear that you’ll lose sight of your friends who are using other services. They’ll be right at your fingers no matter where you go, as long as where you go is attached to Facebook. Interoperability between social networks means that the social connections available are no longer scarce, and service providers must then compete based on quality and kind of service. Want the push notifications Foursquare offers from groups like the History Channel or the Independent Film Channel when you check-in near a point of interest they’ve annotated? Then use Foursquare; you don’t have to lose track of your friends on other networks when all the networks are tied into Facebook. Want the design elegance and collections of locations gathered into Trips that Gowalla offers? Then use Gowalla. You can still see where your friends are if they are using Foursquare instead.Want to create a radically new place-based social networking experience? No longer will you need to convince potential users to leave their friends behind on more established networks and wander into your lonely wilderness. You’ll just offer them a new lens through which to view the world and their friends on other networks.That’s the idea, anyway. Standards, in this case the Facebook Places API, yield interoperability, which yields choice, which yields competition, which yields inovation and improved user experiences.We’ll all just have to bow down to Facebook as the glue that holds everything together. We’ll have to hope the company doesn’t change its rules in ways we don’t like (again) and hope for the best. If you’re a person who lives by the slogan that it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees, then this might not seem like good news to you. But if, in these circumstances, your top priority is enrichment of your life and world through social software – then this is good news.Making the MoneyFacebook’s other announcement, Places Deals, means that the coupon-hungry non-early adopters of the world will also now be incentivized to help bring check-ins to scale. That’s good news too for those of us who dream of geolocation innovation enriching our lives.Places Deals, which we wrote about last week, is a very smart and interesting business move.Is it interesting outside the economics? Probably not, but in theory it could help pay for development of more interesting technology inside and outside the various circles of the geolocation world. Without figuring out how to monetize, that world will produce nothing that lasts. Learning how to monetize runs the risk of becoming the sole pursuit, at the expense of cultural enrichment – but that’s the risk we take in cheering for companies building technology.Below: HP’s Gloe prototype lets mobile users attach, vote on and read web content related to any physical location they visit. That kind of ambient information service represents a meaningful way that geolocation services can add value to our lives. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more