Woman who allegedly paid $7M to kill husband arraigned for murder

first_imgA woman, who was recently nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CIJA) for the 2009 murder of her husband, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday slapped with a murder charge.Murder accused Milaimi Alli edcorted by a police rankMilaimi Alli was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that while being in the company of another, she murdered her husband, Ramzan Alli, at Coldingen Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), between July 11 and 12, 2009.The 49-year-old woman of Kissoon Housing Scheme, Good Hope, ECD, was represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva who told the court that his client is a mother of five and given that the murder happened 10 years ago, he would like to have an early date for the Preliminary Inquiry to commence.Police Prosecutor Neville told the court that the police file is incomplete.The woman was remanded to prison and the matter was transferred to the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court for April 15.The woman arrived in Guyana mere days after a wanted bulletin was issued for her arrest. Upon her arrival on a Caribbean Airlines flight from the United States of America, she was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters where she was grilled after which the murder charge was instituted.Investigators received new information that Alli paid her lover $7 million to kill her husband, which led them to reopen their investigation into the murder of the fuel dealer in March 2009.Thirty-eight-year-old Zaheed Mitchell of Foulis, ECD, was recently charged for his involvement in the murder of Alli.Alli’s body was discovered in a rental car trunk with a plastic bag duct-taped to his head on the Coldingen Railway Embankment Road on July 12, 2009.Alli was last seen alive by relatives when he left his Good Hope home on July 11, 2009, in the rental car for an unknown location.last_img read more

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Fort St John Flyers at home tonight as they host Grande Prairie for game two of playoffs

first_imgThe Flyers would pull their goalie, at 1:51 remaining, in an effort to stay alive but it wasn’t enough as the time would soon expire.In the end, the Flyers fell 5-4 to the Athletics.The Flyers are looking to tie the series during game two of the playoffs tonight, Thursday, at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are home tonight, Thursday, as they host the Grande Prairie Athletics for game two of the playoffs.On Tuesday, the Flyers were down in Grande Prairie as they faced the Athletics for game one of the playoffs.The Flyers struggled to score through most of the game, with Grande Prairie taking a 5-1 lead at one point during the third period.- Advertisement -Then at 9:40 into the third, the Flyers started to make a comeback as Adam Horst would score one with assists by Rick Cleaver and Jeff Shipton making the score 5-2.The next Flyers goal would follow at 6:23 left in the period as Robbie Sidhu would score a goal with an assist by Brandon Pfeil making the score 5-3.Then with 4:57 left in the game, Adam Horst would score his second goal of the night with a feed from Sam Brennan and Joey Massingham making the score 5-4 under the Athletics.Advertisementlast_img read more

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S&P 500 closes above 1,500

first_imgOn Thursday, the good news was about inflation: The Labor Department said wages, as measured by unit labor costs, rose at a tepid 0.6 percent rate in the first quarter. The news fed Wall Street’s hopes for an interest rate cut later this year. Perhaps giving the S&P 500 its final push, the Institute for Supply Management said its index of nonmanufacturing business rose to 56.0 in April from 52.4. “You’re seeing some vertigo out there, the fear we’re getting ahead of ourselves,” said Arthur Hogan, chief market analyst at Jefferies & Co. “There’s going to be natural trepidation at new levels, but you rationalize these levels in knowing that we haven’t overextended ourselves like we were in 1999.” The Dow Jones rose 29.50, or 0.22 percent, to 13,241.38. The blue chip index has now hit 18 record closes since the start of the year and 40 since the beginning of October. The Dow’s climb in 22 of the past 25 sessions marks the blue chip average’s longest advance since 1955. The Nasdaq composite index rose 7.62, or 0.30 percent, to 2,565.46. The S&P’s achievement marked another milestone in Wall Street’s recovery from a prolonged slump at the start of the decade. The slide began with the end of the dot-com boom, then accelerated as the economy fell into recession and after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Corporate scandals including the collapse of Enron Corp. and Worldcom took a further toll on the market. The S&P 500 fell to a low of 776.76 on Oct. 9, 2002, before starting its recovery. But while it and the Dow have made the long trip back, the Nasdaq, despite its own signs of vigor, is not expected to reach its closing high of 5,048.62, set March 24, 2000, anytime soon. The tech-dominated index was arguably overinflated by the rush to join the Internet boom. “People are watching the momentum moving the market higher, and in some cases they’re participating, maybe grudgingly, but they’re missing out otherwise,” said Bill Schultz, chief investment officer, at McQueen, Ball & Associates. “There are a lot of people that are looking for a dip to buy, and we haven’t seen it. At some point you have to say the dip isn’t coming, but I want to participate.” Thursday’s advance came as investors grew optimistic about inflation. Concerns about inflation, including that of wages, still dog the market as investors try to determine whether an inflation-wary Federal Reserve will become comfortable enough later in the year to lower short-term interest rates. The Fed has left rates unchanged at recent meetings, in part because of concerns about inflation. Other economic data helped shape investor sentiment Thursday. The government reported that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 21,000 last week to 305,000, the lowest level since mid-January. The decline was broader than expected and was the third straight decrease in weekly claims. The economic figures came a day ahead of other Labor Department reports on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment. Besides economic data, the parade of earnings reports continued Thursday with General Motors Corp. turning in lower first-quarter earnings. GM’s profit fell 90 percent from a year earlier, which benefited from a gain. The company also had losses in the residential mortgage business of GMAC Financial Services. GM, one of 30 stocks that make up the Dow industrials, fell $1.75, or 5.4 percent, to $30.69. Bonds fell Thursday. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 4.67 percent from 4.65 percent late Thursday. Light, sweet crude fell 49 cents to $63.19 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Wall Street extended its advance Thursday amid a burst of enthusiasm about the economy that gave the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its first close above 1,500 since September 2000. The S&P 500, the index most closely watched by market professionals, made its first foray past 1,500 shortly after trading began and rose as high as 1,503.34 just over a week after the Dow Jones industrial average passed 13,000 for the first time. The index closed at 1,502.39, up 6.47, or 0.43 percent, and is now within striking distance of its closing high of 1,527.46, set March 24, 2000, just as the dot-com bubble began to burst and Wall Street began a three-year-long decline. The Dow, meanwhile, had its third straight record-high close. Stocks have soared in recent weeks as first-quarter earnings beat reduced expectations, and upbeat economic news added to the gains. With the Dow having piled on more than 700 points in April alone, there are concerns that investors may be getting a little too enthusiastic given the uncertainty in the housing market and other sectors of the economy. last_img read more

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Fixing airport gridlock

first_imgFinally, New York airports are doing something about delays that affect other airports all over the country, including Los Angeles International Airport. But it will help only a little. The problem is that airlines deliberately schedule more flights at popular departure times than the system can handle, knowing their passengers will end up waiting on the sidelines. At the other end of transcontinental flights, communities have to endure late-night arrivals at their airports that should have been on time. The remedy chosen by the New York Port Authority, which runs the JFK, La Guardia and Newark airports, is puny. It has asked airlines to move a small number of flights out of the busiest times and later it may auction any slots created by future expansion of facilities. What New York should have done was follow the recommendations of the Reason Foundation’s transportation expert, Robert W. Poole Jr., who advocates charging congestion fees. If the fees were big enough, they would result in spreading out the flights, relieving jamups and reducing delays. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonJFK is the worst offender. Flights of smaller planes with fewer than 100 passengers have increased 128 percent there in just the past five years because airlines want to compete with more choices in the most popular rush hours. New York airports foolishly charge airlines based on weight, so that a big plane carrying 250 people might pay $1,600 while a 35-passenger regional jet pays only $161. Just as foolishly, the fees charged at rush hour are the same as at off-hours. But if the rush-hour charge were, say, $2,000 per plane, the big jet would cost passengers less than $2 each, while those on small jets would have to pay $52 each. Such congestion pricing would ease the rush-hour problems and reverse the trend toward greater numbers of flights with smaller planes. Although congestion pricing would mean fewer small planes, more big planes and less delay at rush hour, it wouldn’t mean smaller passenger volume or less revenue. In fact, it would generate more revenue, which could be used to improve facilities. Some observers also contend that peak-hour pricing would lead to more air traffic at under-utilized regional airports. In the L.A. area, that could lead to more smaller-plane flights out of Ontario, Burbank, Long Beach and Palmdale airports during peak times and less congestion at LAX. Federal Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, who announced the recent changes, actually favors congestion pricing but has no control over the New York Port Authority. From the viewpoint of passengers, as well as airports at the receiving end of thousands of delayed flights, it’s obvious what New York should do, and when to do it. Congestion pricing. Now. 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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TD McHUGH SENDS BEST WISHES TO IRISH OLYMPIANS

first_imgThe Co-Chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, Joe McHugh TD, has expressed his best wishes to all Irish athletes competing in the Olympic Games in London over the next fortnight.Deputy McHugh said that with the Games taking place on Ireland’s doorstep, these are as close to a home Olympics as possible for Irish people. He added that as a result of this there have been many positive spin-offs for the economy especially in the construction sector with many Irish building companies actively involved in various Olympics related projects in London.Deputy McHugh said that this demonstrated the ever-closer relationship between the British and Irish economies and hoped that contracts achieved by Irish businesses in the run-up to and during the Olympics would yield further opportunities in the future. Deputy McHugh commented, “First and foremost the Olympic Games are a celebration of sport and in this regard I want to pay tribute to all Irish Olympians participating in the Games over the next two weeks. It is a major achievement to represent your country at the world’s greatest sporting event and I hope they seize this opportunity and perform to their very best.“The Olympic Games are also a major business opportunity and we have seen many Irish companies capitalise on this, particularly local construction companies. The jobs and opportunities the Olympics have brought have benefitted Irish people and provided employment at a time of economic downturn and deep recession.“The British Irish Parliamentary Assembly is actively trying to work with businesses to identify ways and policies that will boost the inter-dependent nature of our two economies to stimulate growth. We look forward to a successful Olympic Games from both a sporting and economic viewpoint.”  TD McHUGH SENDS BEST WISHES TO IRISH OLYMPIANS was last modified: July 27th, 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)last_img read more

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BARRATTS CLOSES DOWN AT TEMPEST STORE

first_imgBARRATTS Shoes based at the Tempest Store in Letterkenny closes for the final time this evening.However the Tempest Store itself is not affected by the move.Responding to rumours that the main outlet was also closing its doors, manager Michelle Yeates told donegaldaily.com: “Barratts closes this evening. We have purchased all the stock and we will trade from that area of the store as normal. “Rumours about Tempest itself closing are just not true. Tempest will close at 9pm this evening all right – but it will be open again tomorrow morning at 9.30am with 70% off many items across the store!”Barratts is in administration and is rolling out closures across Ireland and the UK.The Letterkenny staff have all been paid redundancy.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com BARRATTS CLOSES DOWN AT TEMPEST STORE was last modified: January 13th, 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:barratts shoesTempest Letterkennylast_img read more

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COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY AFTER WORKER FALLS TO HIS DEATH

first_imgA scaffolding company has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations at a site where a worker fell to his death.Jay Dolan, a director of Scafftex Systems, Tieveboy, Ballindrait pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to two breaches of health and safety law at Colgan Hall in Carndonagh on May 23rd, 2006.Kevin McNammee from St. Johnston died after falling from scaffolding at the site. Dolan pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safety harness to Mr McNamee and failing to provide employee safety training for working on scaffolding.The case was adjourned to the next term of Letterkenny Circuit Court for sentencing and Judge John O’Hagan invited the family of Mr McNamee to attend and give evidence.COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY AFTER WORKER FALLS TO HIS DEATH was last modified: July 23rd, 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:CarndonaghColgan HallHealth and SafetyScaffex Systemslast_img read more

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FUNDING APPROVED FOR DONEGAL ANIMAL CHARITIES

first_imgFunding has been approved for three animal welfare groups in Co Donegal.Among the organisations that have been approved are:-Animals In Need, Clareden Drive, Donegal Town  – €21,000.00 Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Castle Dooey, Raphoe – €2,100.00Twin Towns Lost & Found Dogs, Cooladason, Killygordon – E1,000.00Fine Gael T.D for Donegal South West, Dinny McGinley, was informed by Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine of the funding.   Among the organisations that have been approved are:- Animals In Need, Clareden Drive, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal – E21,000.00Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Castle Dooey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal – E2,100.00Twin Towns Lost & Found Dogs, Cooladason, Killygordon, Co. Donegal – E1,000.00 Deputy welcomed the allocation and complimented the excellent work being carried out on a voluntary basis by the personnel in these Organisations. FUNDING APPROVED FOR DONEGAL ANIMAL CHARITIES was last modified: December 19th, 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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Opinion: VTA must protect downtown San Jose during BART construction

first_imgDowntown business and property owners understand and welcome the legal challenges to the current plans for extending Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to San Jose filed by the San Jose Sharks in the past two months.It would be wrong to mistake our concerns for opposition. We strongly support BART’s extension to two downtown San Jose stations – one at Market and Santa Clara streets, and the other at Diridon Depot, across the street from SAP Center.Get editorials, opinion columns, letters to the …last_img

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The world comes to Nelson Mandela Bay

first_img28 June 2010Despite its famous namesake Nelson Mandela Bay, comprising Port Elizabeth and its surrounding areas, often misses out on international events, which tend to go the way of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. But that is all changing as a result of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.With the hosting of World Cup matches at the city’s beautiful football stadium, the world has come to Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth’s doorstep.Tens of thousands of international guests have flocked to the Friendly City to watch one, or in the case of Korea Republic, two of the eight scheduled matches taking place at Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.Although historical links to European countries like Germany and England are strong, a host of other countries are getting a taste of Nelson Mandela Bay hospitality and a good dose of the Friendly City, as it is known.Father and sonFather and son Cecil and Juan Rodriguez from Montevideo, Uruguay, landed in Johannesburg and headed to watch their team clash with Korea Republic in the city. They both said their experience so far had been “outstanding”.“This is the best birthday present anyone could ask for,” said Juan, who is travelling with his father in celebration of his 16th birthday. “When I think of South Africa, I think of Cape Town or Johannesburg – I didn’t even know about Port Elizabeth until recently, but this is a place I will keep in my memory forever.”Cecil, 55, an entrepreneur, said: “We never heard of Nelson Mandela Bay before. But we had to come here because our team was playing. Now, after we have seen the beautiful beaches and the relaxed lifestyle, we will definitely come back.“I am going to bring my wife and daughter to see this beautiful city.”A lasting impactAlthough Uruguay beat Korea Republic 2-1, the fans were all in agreement that the city in which the clash took place is going to leave a lasting impact.Korean fan Jung Hin Kim, 33, a Seoul businessman said he enjoyed the pristine natural beauty the city had on offer.“Of course, I went to Addo National Elephant Park and have done the tourist trips in the Eastern Cape, but just walking on the clean, beautiful beaches and looking at the changing colours of the sea here and all the shellfish and mussels on the rocks, those are the simple things I love about Port Elizabeth,” he said.“Also remember that South Koreans are always going to have a special place for Nelson Mandela Bay in their hearts and memories,” added Kim.For Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Zanoxolo Wayile, the tournament has already done so much for the city.‘We are very happy’“We are very happy with what has happened so far,” said Wayile. “I have not received any complaints from anyone in the city. Everybody is very happy. It has been a great success.“This is the first time we as a city are hosting a tournament of this magnitude, and we have managed to rise to the occasion in terms of transport, accommodation and organisation.”Wayile also encouraged those who have visited the city to go home and tell their friends and family about their experiences.“There have been many negative reports about South Africa regarding crime and infrastructure. And now they know that we have proven ourselves capable.Quality and hospitality“Although we are a developing and emerging economy, we have managed to stage a successful tournament,” said Wayile. “The quality of service and hospitality they have received is testament to that.“We want to say to them, they must go back and be the ambassadors of our city and our country. We would like to welcome them back to our country at any time in any season and visit our beautiful beaches and surrounding areas.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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