LEC Substation Flooding: Will It ever End?

first_imgOpposite side of LEC Degraded street at Joe Bar in PaynesvilleNoah and his family and the thousands of other creatures in their care were in the ark forty days and forty nights until the flood which destroyed the whole world subsided. And they disembarked on dry land.While the flooding at the entrance of the LEC Substation at Joe Bar along the Red-Light-ELWA stretch in Paynesville does not come anywhere close to the magnitude of the flooding of Biblical proportions, or even flooding caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S., residents in the area say the Joe Bar flooding has been going on for far too many years.Some say since the 1990’s that section of the road in front of the substation has flooded perennially, slowing traffic and causing rubbernecking as vehicles wade tire deep through the water.If you are driving from ELWA Junction towards Red-Light, you are definitely on the deep side of the water when you get in front of the substation. Vehicles manage by splitting the remaining lane between incoming and outgoing traffic, but with impatient motorbike riders, drivers on the road, the risk of accidents is high.Flood water at LEC Substation in Joe Bar, PaynesvilleCommuters on this corridor as well as residents in the area surrounding the substation are fed up and are calling for immediate action by authorities to fix the problem.Some nearby residents say it has now become necessary for a powerful authority in the Liberian Government to give a stern directive to the managers of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), Liberia Water and Sewer (LWSC) and the Ministry of Public Works to take immediate steps to repair whatever is broken and causing the flooding at the substation. However, one is left to wonder how come the President and other officials of government who pass through this area have not taken notice of the drainage problem at Joe Bar and given directives to have it fixed.As the Liberian Government water agency armed with the statutory responsibility for the nation’s water system, LWSC should be the first to take the initiative to fix the problem that is causing a large amount of water to collect in front of the LEC substation. The problem has persisted for years and it needs to be fixed permanently and now.“It is indeed spelled out in its mandate and named as the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation and not Monrovia Water and Sewer Corporation,” Mr. William B. Seton of Paynesville City recently told the Daily Observer in an interview.A stern directive must come from the highest seat or head of the Liberian Government said frustrated residents, fearing that the Joe Bar flooding  is a huge disaster in the making. They wondered if authorities were waiting for a deadly catastrophe to happen to force them to act to fix this long neglected hazard.In spite of the countless complaints from the residents and other concerned Liberians over the years, authorities of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) appear not to have initiated any collaborative efforts with LEC and LWSC or MPW to  carry out repair work on the flooding at Joe Bar.The extensive, repeated media coverage of the threat, health and environmental jeopardy of the Joe Bar flooding has failed to prompt any concern from the PCC administration which is yet to demonstrate concrete commitment to address the  flooding at the LEC substation.LEC Sub station at Joe Bar in PaynesvilleOn top of all these concerns and threats from effected Liberian and foreign residents over the flood water and unsanitary conditions of Paynesville City, the Zone Five police station opposite the LEC substation is  at the receiving end of the over spill of the dirty water.An entertainment center across the road opposite the LEC substation is one of several structures inundated by the flooding that sometimes spills over from the unattended drainage.The proprietor of a bar claimed that several letters have been sent to the authorities complaining about the water overflowing from the LEC substation’s clogged drainage but such complaints are yet to be addressed by the Municipal Government of Paynesville.In several interviews, ordinary residents over the weekend called on the PCC to prioritize the perennial sanitation mess under their (PCC) noses.Madam Josephine K. Harris, 55, of Joe Bar noted that something urgent should be done and a swift repair work should begin now at the LEC substation to avoid electrical shock that could cause the loss of lives and properties in the area.“I think the flooding problem and finding a solution to the drainage spill accumulating at our LEC substation after every heavy rainfall have long been over due and practical steps now should be the preoccupation of our energy and utility agencies,” Madam Harris pleaded.Mr. Darlington B. Nyumah, 40, of Joe Bar stressed the need for LWSC and LEC to lead a team of engineers that will come out with a practical and sustainable solution to dangerous situation at substation.“Each time I pass in front of our LEC substation at Joe Bar, I always become very angry, irritated and frustrated owing to the disgrace that the flooding poses to the expensive energy installation being constructed in our city,” Mr. Nyumah asserted.Mrs. Hannah B. Williamson, 50, of Weaver Street told our reporter that the LEC and LWSC are setting a bad precedence by perpetually ignoring the flooding at the LEC Joe Bar substation.“What I think we, the residents of Joe Bar should do is to carry out a sit in action at the entrances of the substation in Paynesville and LWSC in Monrovia in order to stimulate practical steps,” Mrs. Williamson suggested.She recalled a threat from Ms. Handful Meata Duwana of Duala to organize her wedding in the rotten and stinking garbage at the Duala Market, if the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) did not clean and dispose of the garbage.When that threat was issued by Ms. Duwana, Mrs. Williamson explained, steps were immediately taken by the MCC sanitation department to clean and dispose of the garbage from the densely populated market area on the Bushrod Island in Monrovia.Such a threat, Mrs. Williamson stressed should be taken and carried out by residents and business people at the LEC Joe Bar substation.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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Killbillies get two wins in first appearance at Flat Track Fever

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Killbillies roller derby team is back from a trip to Calgary where they made their first-ever appearance at the Flat Track Fever tournament.A total of 12 teams from across Western Canada were at the competition, where the Killbillies faced off against teams ranked higher than them in the national roller derby rankings. Despite the challenges, the Killbillies ended up rising to the occasion, and netted a pair of big victories.The Killbillies started the weekend on Friday with a win over the hometown team: the Calgary Kill Jills. It was the Killbillies that would end up killing the Jills, as Fort St. John beat the host team 250 – 136. The team’s Booty ChaseHer was named the bout’s MVP.- Advertisement -On Saturday, the Killbillies faced off against another tough opponent in the form of the Regina Sugar Skulls. Unfortunately, the Sugar Skulls ended up breaking out to a 80 – 42 point lead at the half, and stayed there in the final frame. Boom Boom Bethy was named MVP for the Killbillies, who fell to the Skulls 172 – 90.Looking for redemption, the Killbillies faced off against the Kootenay Coalition on Sunday, and dominated the match. Final score for Fort St. John was 168 – 92.The Killbillies’ ‘B’ team will be in action this coming weekend, when they host a ‘Triple Beheader’  at the North Peace Arena against the Aurora Boriellas from High Level, and the Grimshaw Grim Reapers. Bouts take place at 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10, while kids 12 and under get in for free.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fanad United defender is latest USL Player of the Month

first_imgSHAUN MCEWAINE admits that he ‘lost heart’ in football, but the teak tough Fanad United defender is enjoying the game again.Although a 2-1 defeat by Cockhill Celtic in their last game shot the Fanad men off course in their Ulster Senior League title bid, McElwaine is more upbeat about than he had been in recent times.McElwaine has been central to Fanad’s revival and has been named as the Watson Menswear Player of the Month for November 2016. A son of Fanad legend John McElwaine, he is cut from the same mould as the old man and his performances have been key as Fanad have shown signs of a recovery.Bottom-of-the-table last season, the record 14-times Champions, were on Cockhill’s coat tails until that narrow defeat at Triagh-A-Locha.“It’s left now that we’re depending on other teams. The League is probably gone, but we still have a lot to play for with the Cups,” McElwaine says.“We’re enjoying it better now this season. There were times when we were struggling to get a team out. It was hard to believe for Fanad. “We’re back now trying to get Fanad to where they were; where they should be.”McElwaine spent three seasons away from Fanad, in the colours of Cranford United, and reached the Premier Division of the Donegal League before returning to Fanad.He says: “I lost a lot of heart in it. I lost complete heart in football and started playing a bit of Gaelic for a while.“Arthur took me back to Fanad and I’m definitely enjoying football better than I had been. I’ve had a lot of trouble with injury and it’s hard to make it to training all the time, but Arthur is great to work with.“Arthur has to take a lot of credit. He is wholehearted and gives 100 per cent. “He’s brought in some great players again and we’re just glad to be on the move up again.“We’ve a good few additions and we’ve really built on last season. We have to try now and keep it together.”McElwaine was just 15 when he was given his debut by then manager Ollie Horgan in the famous red and black stripes.He was a member of an all-conquering Fanad youth team and was tipped at a time to make the step to senior football. He graduated into a Fanad side that included now manager Lynch, Davy Deery, John Doherty, Dara Patton and Paul Nash. He says: “Fanad had a name then. We have to get that back. Fanad has always been associated with success.“Things went pear-shaped for a while, but it’s nice to be back winning games again.”The recent addition of Finn Harps to the ranks of the USL have boosted the playing numbers, but McElwaine feels that teams from the junior grade are more than capable of making the leap.He says: “Teams in the Premier Division of the Donegal League and Inishowen League could definitely compete in the Ulster Senior League.“Plenty of them could mount a challenge if they were brave enough. It would be nice if a few of them could take a look at moving up.”The Watson Menswear USL Player of the Month award is sponsored by Leonard Watson of Watson Menswear, Main Street, LetterkennySeptember: Cathal Farren (Derry City Reserves)October: Peter Doherty (Cockhill Celtic)November: Shaun McElwaine (Fanad United)Fanad United defender is latest USL Player of the Month was last modified: January 2nd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:FANAD UNITEDShaun McElwainelast_img read more

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BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT FOY’S

first_imgLiam & Ann Foy, Foy’s Letterkenny, Herdsmans Retail Park & Main Street Ballybofey  would like to wish Jim and the Donegal Team every success for All Ireland Final.Liam and Ann have paid €100 for this advertisement with all of that money going to the Players Fund of the county team.All monies from adverts supporting the Donegal squad go directly to the team.  BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT FOY’S was last modified: September 10th, 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:BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT FOY’Slast_img read more

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We are going to the courts of law, says Onduparaka

first_imgFormer Onduparaka striker Mohammad Shaban. Courtesy photo.FOOTBALL–Following the FUFA Appeals committee ruling on Tuesday that former Onduparaka striker Shaban Muhammad is cleared to play for KCCA FC, his former club Onduparaka have assured the football fraternity that they will not rest until justice is served.The West Nile based club petitioned the ruling by the Players status committee in September which had given KCCA the green light to sign Shaban.Their petition was over looked by the Appeals committee earlier this week, a decission which has left Onduparaka levid.“Their is no difference between the Players Status Committee ruling and that of the Appeals Committee,” said Onduparaka CEO Anthony Afeti in an exclusive interview with PML Daily.Both acknowledge the fact that he (Shaban) was under contract with Onduparaka and the Appeals committee sights that he broke a running contract.“We don’t know where the ruling on Tuesday comes from and trust we are not resting untill justice is done,” Afeti said.“As Onduparaka, we are not going to avail anyone with our accounts so as the twenty two million which was stipulated in the ruling is paid to us because we believe the money is below the valuation of the player,” he added.It is believed that Vipers SC had bid Shs50 million for Shaban before he signed for KCCA FC in September.“What we also don’t understand is that if FUFA was doing this in the best of interest of all parties, why didn’t they let him go to Vipers who were offering more money,” Afeti said.“Our next move is to write to both CAF and FIFA about the situation and if we are not helped, we will have no other alternative but go to the courts of law,” he added.Shaban is currently training with KCCA FC who are all set to play him in their next league fixtures dispite their coach Mike Mutebi earlier suggesting that FUFA had misled his club and that they (KCCA) were willing to let the boy (Shaban) go back to Onduparaka FC if they are deemed to have done wrong in signing the player.It remains to be seen where Shaban Muhammad’s situation will go after this but clearly, Onduparaka are not going to let go of the player minus a fight.Commentslast_img read more

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New mackerel quota is a disaster for fishing sector – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has lambasted the Government for the reduction in the Mackerel quota.Irish fishermen had a Mackerel quota of 86,429 tonnes for 2017, while a new agreement announced yesterday brought in a 69,143-tonne quota for 2018 with a landing value of €70 million. The Donegal-based fishing sector will catch almost €61m of the projected total.Pat the Cope has criticised the fall of 17,200 tonnes or a full 20% reduction in fishermen’s catches in 2018. He said the recently announced quota as agreed by the coastal states will see a drop in monetary value of the Mackerel catch of in excess of €17 million to the sector, which will have devastating effects on the sector and employment in Killybegs.Pat the Cope added “ I am shocked at the naivety of the Government Chief Whip who this morning has welcomed this measure and announcement – there is no disguising the fact it simply means less catch, less employment and less opportunity for the northwest, and for any Government representative to welcome this, demonstrates how out of touch they are with the sector”.“Killybegs based fishing fleet will be able to catch 60,000 in 2018,  that is a full 20% reduction on the 2017 quota when our allocation was 74,000 tonnes, this is a very worrying reduction for the sector and allowing for the massive reduction will have massive implications on the sector in the year ahead. “Any sector subject to such reduction will have difficulty in readjusting the business model in the course of one year – reductions of this magnitude should not be enforced on any business sector,”  added Pat the Cope. Pat the Cope stated, “only for the fishing sector having being prepared for the negotiations and were able to draw from scientific advice of their own this situation would have been worse such was the poor preparation work done by the Government in advance of the fisheries negotiations. “This is the same Government who in the course of this year attempted a smash and grab of quota rights from the fishermen in the northwest, in redistributing the overall quota for the northwest to the southeast – despite the fact it was the fishermen of the northwest that developed this entire sector nationally. “This is a bad news story for the sector and one which must be avoided in future years, the fishing sector is one of the few lifelines left at rural coastal communities and greater emphasises must be given to protecting this sector in the years ahead, and more measures need to be put in place in order to develop this sector moving forward,” concluded Pat the Cope.New mackerel quota is a disaster for fishing sector – Pat the Cope was last modified: October 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:FishingMACKERELPat the Copelast_img read more

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Debate Is Over: Saturn Is Young

first_imgScientists have run out of options to keep Saturn and its rings and moons billions of years old. It’s time to face the music.The most significant finding of the Cassini mission may be the realization that the Saturn system is young. By “young,” one can even accept the current estimate that the rings are 100 million years old. That’s still young.To see why this is shocking, look at the following timeline, starting at left with the assumed age of the solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. What happened 44/45ths of the way down the timeline to create rings just 100 million years ago?BYA = billions of years ago. mya = millions of years agoSecular scientists do not like this picture. To have Saturn’s beautiful rings appear just before humans evolved to witness them seems like a philosophically repugnant case of special pleading. Maybe they could tolerate one case, but as shown below, the rings are not the only aspects of the Saturn system that appear young. How can they deal with this?“I see a lot of impossible geologic things… None of it makes sense!” —Eric AsphaugOne way is to keep the door open for future discoveries that could rescue the old date. Like Gustav Holst playing “Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age” in The Planets, Nadia Drake clings to the beloved 4.5 BYA date in her headline on Live Science, “How Old Are Saturn’s Rings? The Debate Rages On.” Actually, though, the debate is over. The only ones raging are the scientists having to face the music that Saturn is, instead, the bringer of youth. None of the scientists mentioned in Drake’s article offer a plausible way to keep the rings old, even though that would be their preferred option: “Making such an expansive ring system so recently, it turns out, is no small task; the odds are stacked against it.”Cassini dives through the gap between the D Ring and Saturn during its Grand Finale before burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017.Not Just RingsDrake expands the youthfulness problem to the moons. Calling the Saturn system a “cornucopia of weirdness,” she quotes planetary scientist Eric Asphaug:“I see a lot of impossible geologic things. I see a planet that should look like Callisto, but instead looks like Titan. I see satellites that shouldn’t exist like Enceladus and Mimas, that have heavy cratering histories—whether that means they’re old or not, we don’t know. And then you see Enceladus going off like a rocket, and it’s the most reliably eruptive body in the solar system, and that doesn’t make any sense to me as a geologist,” Asphaug says. “Mimas gets more tidal heating than Enceladus and it’s dead as a doornail! None of it makes sense!”Briefly, here are the problems with ascribing old ages to these bodies:Titan has almost no craters, possesses a dense atmosphere with a methane budget that could only last 10-100 million years.Enceladus, a tiny moon that should be solid ice, erupts steadily with 2.6 times the heat of Yellowstone (7 March 2011).Output from Enceladus creates a large E-ring around Saturn strong enough to measurably affect the magnetosphere.Mimas, a similar sized moon, is “dead as a doornail” even though it gets more tidal heating than Enceladus.Craters do not tell time. Whether cratering histories reveal that moon surfaces are “old or not, we don’t know.”Iapetus “resembles a walnut due to a bizarre equatorial ridge and flattened poles” that should have circularized by now.Phoebe orbits in the wrong direction and creates a “Phoebe ring” of fine dust that challenges long ages.Saturn has a hexagonal feature in its north pole, seen by Voyager 23 years earlier, that persists.Cassini scientists detected “ring rain” hitting Saturn’s atmosphere, and echoes of micrometeorites eroding the ring.The rings are much brighter than they should be after millions of years. Dust pollution would make them darker.There are not enough comets around to justify an unlikely collision forming the rings.“How do you get material from that kind of collision back into low orbits where the rings are, and how do you get that material to be only ice?” Canup asks.Diagram of Saturn’s E-ring created by EnceladusThe Bottom LineDrake’s article goes back and forth between old-ring possibilities and young-ring possibilities, with no resolution. The frustration is palpable. Committed to the idea of billions of years, the scientists are dumbfounded by what Cassini has revealed. One scientist has an interesting term for the “tricky” situation. She calls it “interesting.”“The rings just happen to have the exact mass that one would expect if they had been colliding and spreading for four billion* years,” [Robin] Canup says. And when Cassini observations simultaneously support old rings and young rings, albeit in different ways, landing on a final answer is tricky.“When you have predictions or interpretations that are independent and end up being at odds with each other, it gets interesting,” she says.*Not true. Much more is happening to erode the rings than colliding and spreading: meteoroid strikes, sputtering, gas drag into Saturn, sunlight pressure, and tugs from moons. They are also too bright to be billions of years old.Drake tries the “laundry list fallacy” to keep the debate open: i.e., listing possibilities to keep the rings old, or to form them recently. But if each item in a laundry list has a low probability, or conflicts with other observations, such a list does not help. Watch the perhapsimaybecouldness index skyrocket:The solutions to Saturn’s mysteries, perhaps, lie in the realm of planetary dynamics, where simulations of gravitational interactions reconstruct the past (and future) of what we observe today. Or the answer might rely on laboratory-based examinations of high-speed collisions between dark dust and icy particles, to determine how exactly dust colors ice. It might mean reexamining assumptions about how likely it is for a comet to have a fateful encounter with Saturn. Or, it might require a more detailed analysis of the cratered surfaces of Saturn’s retinue of inner moons, to better know their true ages, perhaps by another spacecraft sent to roam the planet’s neighborhood.Ringmaster Esposito, who has studied planetary rings his entire career, gives the bottom line:“That old idea that the rings are ancient and have been steadily bombarded by polluting material that’s the same as we see today? That idea won’t work,” says Larry Esposito, at the University of Colorado Boulder. “But what possible mechanism could form rings to recently? No existing theory is satisfactory.”The debate rages on only by force of will to find some way, any way, to counteract the clear, bright evidence Cassini delivered.To understand the scientists’ predicament, you have to understand the philosophy and history behind it. To them, the assumed age of the solar system (4.5 billion years) is a given. It is not in debate. But why? Why not simply conclude, “Well, apparently Saturn is no older than 100 million years” and leave it at that? The answer is that old ages were invented to give Darwin time to evolve human beings from bacteria that emerged by chance from a warm little pond. If Saturn (and by extension, the solar system) were no older than 100 million years, believing in Darwinism would be preposterous. Like Tareyton smokers, they would rather fight than switch.Test this statement. Tell the Cassini scientists, “As a creationist, I’m willing to give you more time. Tell you what. I’ll grant you 100 million years for Saturn if you will come down from 4.5 billion and meet me there. Wouldn’t that solve all your problems with the rings, Titan, and Enceladus?” They will never do it. So hardened is their commitment to Darwinism, it would destroy their entire worldview. But Darwinism doesn’t work anyway! The whole worldview is bullet-ridden with problems in every field of science, as we have shown for 19 years. Planetary scientists need some serious deprogramming out of the obligate moyboy mindset. There’s any easy cure for an unworkable worldview. Change it. (Visited 943 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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4 minor girls missing from Patna shelter

first_imgFour minor girls were found missing on Sunday from a shelter home in Patna. A case has been registered at the Patliputra police station.According to the police, the girls, aged between 12 and 16, are said to have escaped from the Asha Kiran shelter home, located inside a school campus in Patliputra colony on Sunday morning. The State Welfare Department runs the home which is managed by an NGO.The girls, living on the second floor of the shelter home, are said to have escaped from a window using a dupatta (stole) as rope and jumped over the boundary wall. The police have registered a case and begun searching for the missing minors.“We searched for girls at railway stations, bus station and other prominent locations but they’re yet to be found,” said Patliputra Police station in-charge T.N. Tiwari. The official in-charge of the shelter home did not respond to questions on the incident. The rape and sexual exploitation of 34 girls at another Bihar shelter home in Muzaffarpur was exposed earlier this year in a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Over a dozen persons, including the main accused Brajesh Thakur were later arrested. The Supreme Court is monitoring the case Following a court order Brajesh Thakur recently was shifted to Patiala jail in Punjab as, the investigating agency CBI said, he could have “influenced” the case by being in Muzaffarpur jail. The then social welfare minister Manju Verma had to step down from her post and her husband Chandrashekhar Verma was also accused to be in touch with Brajesh Thakur over phone. Mr Verma had to surrender in Arms Act case recently and was sent to Begusarai jail while, the Supreme Court which is monitoring the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, has expressed displeasure over Ms Verma not being arrested yet in the case.Meanwhile, the city municipal commissioner of Muzaffarpur has ordered to demolish illegal construction of the Muzaffarpur shelter home which was running in the building owned by the main accused Brajesh Thakur.last_img read more

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Man Gets Life Term For Murder, Rape of Niece in UK

first_imgA UK court sentenced British Pakistani accused Mujahid Arshid to life imprisonment on Feb.14 after finding him guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of Celine Dookhran, his 20-year-old Indian-origin niece.Arshid, a 33-year-old builder, killed Dookhran at a house at Kingston, south west London, in July last year in a fit of jealous rage. He slit her throat and then dumped her body into a freezer, the Old Bailey court was told. He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of a friend of the victim, also a 20-year-old Indian-origin woman, who escaped with injuries, PTI reported.The builder was also convicted of sexual assault charges against the second woman between 2008 and 2010. The second woman has not been named due to legal reasons.The court, presided by Justice Anthony Edis, ordered him to serve at least 40 years in prison before being considered for parole. As the verdict was read out in court, Arshid shouted, saying it was the second woman who killed Dookhran, saying: “I will prove that lying b*tch wrong.”The second woman had given her testimony to court from behind a curtain. “He molested Celine’s body while she was dead and then he molested me thinking I was dead. He’s such a psycho.”She escaped him “by saying things he wanted to hear” and pretending to be in love with him. She told the court: “I started saying things he wanted to hear, ‘I love you, we can run away together, we can be happy together, we can have a family’.”She told the jury that she still has “flashbacks and nightmares” and that her physical scars from the attack are a “constant reminder of” what Celine and she went through.Dookhran’s mother’s statement was also read out in court. The statement said that her daughter “fell victim to pure evil” and that “coming to terms with her death is likely to be a lifelong assignment”.The co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, a laborer employed by Arshid, was acquitted of all charges against him. The charges included the kidnap, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm with intent. Tappu thanked the jury for their verdict.In July 2017, Arshid, who was “sexually fixated” with the two women, abducted and took them to the six bedroom house he was renovating in south London. The women were bound, gagged, raped and their throats were slit. While Dookhran was found dead, the second woman managed to escape, and was rescued by Arshid’s brother. She had to undergo an extensive surgery after the attack. After she escaped, Arshid fled to Folkestone, Kent, where he was arrested.Dookhran was found in the freezer, face down, “at an awkward angle consistent with her having been stuffed inside,” arms covered in blood, the prosecutor had submitted to the court.The jury delivered the verdict after 14 hours of consideration of the case. Related ItemsBritainUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

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NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 8

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Forty-five games done, and it seems like the battle lines have already been drawn.Lyceum and San Beda have established control of the field, but the rest of the pack are not far behind, with leaders already gearing up for the homestretch of the eliminations come the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, we must first put the spotlight on the first round as last year’s Final Four teams took center stage and rounded out their schedules.Here’s our list of this week’s top performers. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT 5. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado could just carry so much for the Arellano.Despite the speedster’s best efforts, he still can’t stop the Chiefs from losing five of their last six games to finish the first round.One thing going Arellano’s way, though, is the week-long break, giving Salado, coach Jerry Codiñera, and the rest of the team to reassess their standing as they seek to make a huge run in the second round.6. Christian Buñag – C, Mapua Cardinals15 points, 21 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen one door closes, another one opens.Luckily for Christian Buñag, the injuries abound the Mapua lineup led to him racking up consistent double-doubles through the course of the first roundUnfortunately, those stats aren’t translating to wins, and Buñag needs more help to validate the numbers he’s pouring for the Cardinals.7. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnother strong showing from Jed Mendoza results to another win for JRU.The first-year playmaker has proven that he’s no one-game wonder, emerging as a solid contributor for Meneses’ rotation after the first round. 1. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work pays off, especially for Javee Mocon.Playing second fiddle behind leader Robert Bolick all season long, the versatile forward finally gained his share of the spotlight as he helped San Beda close out the first round on a seven-game winning streak.Mocon may not get the lion’s share of the limelight for the Red Lions, but there’s no doubt that his contributions are largely to blame for his side’s ascent this NCAA season.2. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way for Bolick to cap off the first round.Allowing his teammates to step up in the past few games, the swingman finally took the baton and torched the net early in San Beda’s 95-70 thumping of Arellano, getting his baskets in the first half to set the tone for the blowout.The game may have been billed as a Finals rematch, but just like in last year’s championship duel, Bolick remains to be the Chiefs’ bane and made the Red Lions no match for the opposition.3. Aaron Bordon – G, JRU Heavy Bombers17 points (8/14 FG), 4 assistsLast Week: N/AAaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Vergel Meneses continues to stumble on surprise contributors for Jose Rizal University, this time, unearthing Aaron Bordon.The transferee from Cavite State University stepped up and tallied a career-best 17 points to provide the offensive boost for the Heavy Bombers in their close 68-59 escape of Mapua.If Bordon sustains his form, it shouldn’t be a surprise that JRU can hold on to its standing and move on once again to the Final Four.4. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAaron BordonSlowly but surely, Donald Tankoua is getting his groove back.Evoking memories of last season’s Finals, the Cameroonian big man churned out his best outing in the first round as San Beda once again got the better of Arellano on Tuesday.The signs are promising, and if Tankoua continues this tear, there’s no doubt that the Red Lions can also sustain this winning run. 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