Harry Greaves’ Body Released to Family

first_imgAfter releasing the preliminary report on the postmortem examination of the remains of Harry Greaves by American pathologist Thomas Bennett, the body was last Saturday turned over to Greaves’s widow Precious Andrews Greaves by the Government of Liberia.Mrs. Greaves told the Daily Observer yesterday in a telephone conversation that upon receiving the body, she immediately returned custody to the St. Moses Funeral Parlors to begin arrangements for what will lead to the announcement of the date for the funeral.Expected to arrive in Monrovia for the burial are the deceased’s children and siblings, said Mrs. Greaves.Harry A. Greaves, whose remains were discovered lying naked on the beach behind the old Ministry of Planning in Monrovia, was last seen Friday, January 29, 2016.His mysterious death shocked the nation, and many theories about the possible cause of death and who could be the perpetrators were advanced by many, even to the extent of accusing fingers being pointed at others, including the government. Following President Ellen Johnson’s declaration that her government has critics and not enemies in an attempt to distance herself from any blame, she hired a topflight pathologist, from the Nebraska Forensics Institute in the United States, to conduct the autopsy, ditching the Nigerian summoned by Justice Minister Sannoh.Dr. Thomas Bennett concluded following his provisional autopsy on Feb. 8, that Harry Greaves died as a result of “asphyxiation by drowning in salt water.”Dr. Bennett’s autopsy indicated the following: “Immersion in sea water; prolonged maceration (washer woman) artifact of skin. Skin slippage and loss, diffusely over body, with stocking-glove separation of skin of solid palms; decomposition, moderately advanced, obesity, mild.”It further noted that the toxicology result is pending at the St. Louis University Toxicology Department in the United States which means that the final confirmation of the pathologist’s report will be done by St. Louis University Toxicology Department. That “is not to suggest that Mr. Bennett’s (MD) report will be contradicted,” said someone close to the report.Dr. Bennett’s report also pointed out that “postmortem bloodless blunt traumatic musculoskeletal injuries (found on the body) and skin changes were consistent with prolonged immersion in sea water and impact on ocean rocks.”“There is no great evidence of any anorectal trauma or penetration,” in other words, “nothing was found to indicate that any foreign object was inserted into his anus,” a knowledgeable doctor told the Daily Observer yesterday.Dr. Bennett’s report stated that “skin slippage was all over his (Greaves) body from the prolonged immersion in the water, and there is no evidence to suggest that acid or other caustic substances was poured on this man.”“Ok at least that is what the pathologist is saying, but can we know how Mr. Greaves got into the water?” asked many upon hearing the preliminary autopsy report on Harry Greaves’ death.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New laws take effect for anyone caught drinking and driving

first_img* Automatic vehicle impoundment: Drinking drivers caught behind thewheel – even with a blood-alcohol content (BAC)  reading below 0.08 –are given a 24-hour roadside prohibition from driving, automatically lose their driver’s licence for 24 hours and earn a visit to the impound lot.Advertisement On Sunday, drinking driving convictions, prohibitions and roadside suspensions will begin to count toward mandatory use of a device that requires drivers to provide breath samples every time they operate a vehicle. The user-pay interlock program costs more than $1,500 for one year, and participants may only drive interlock-equipped vehicles. Any participant caught driving a non-interlock-equipped vehicle loses their driver’s licence. Research shows interlock reduces recidivism by 45 to 90 per cent among both first-time and repeat offenders. B.C. introduced ignition interlock in 2005 to target some of B.C.’s most irresponsible, high-risk drinking drivers, and is among nine Canadian provinces with interlock programs. Other measures introduced over the past few years to combat impaired driving include:center_img Anyone convicted of an impaired driving offence occurring after Feb. 1 will be required to install and use an ignition interlock device for a minimum of one year, following any related driving prohibition. The requirement will also apply to anyone who accumulates two 90-day administrative driving prohibitions or three 24-hour roadside suspensions within a five-year period.- Advertisement – The mandatory interlock program will not be retroactive. However, as in the past, anyone with repeated impaired driving offences, prohibitions or suspensions may be ordered into the program at the discretion of the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. * Driving prohibition: If a driver has a BAC over 0.08, or refuses tocomply with a breath or blood alcohol test, police can issue a 90-daydriving prohibition in addition to the above-noted vehicle impoundmentand 24-hour prohibition.* Mandatory alcohol rehabilitation: Launched in 2005, the ResponsibleDriver Program is mandatory for those with an alcohol-related convictionor multiple offences below the legal limit (such as two administrativedriving prohibitions or three 24-hour prohibitions within five years).The user-pay program costs participants $880.* Licence suspension: A driver convicted of a motor-vehicle-relatedCriminal Code offence faces an automatic driver’s licence suspension fora minimum of one year.* Civil forfeiture: If a judge rules that impaired or reckless drivingwas likely to cause death or serious injury, he or she can order theforfeiture of the vehicle involved. Advertisementlast_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Wednesday, December 23

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West Ham handed boost in pursuit of Besiktas star

first_img Hammers target Gokhan Tore 1 West Ham have been put on alert after Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi revealed he would be willing to sell Gokhan Tore for ‘the right price’.The Hammers have been tracking the winger’s progress since Slaven Bilic took over last summer with a view to landing him during the upcoming transfer window.And they will be encouraged by Nur Cebi’s latest comments, claiming he will be willing to negotiate with a club who tabled an appropriate offer.“If they give €30m we would have to think about it, we have to think about business as well,” he said.Tore spent two years at Chelsea as a youth player but failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge and moved on to Hamburg.Since then he has completed a short spell at Rubin Kazan before joining Besiktas on a permanent deal in 2014.Tore made a positive impression under Bilic in the one season they worked together and the Croat now wants to bring the Turk to east London.last_img read more

Attack finds place to play at college

first_imgThe Antelope Valley Attack’s facility crisis is over. At least for this week. The Attack, a semi-pro women’s football franchise in its sixth year of existence, will play its scheduled Saturday home game against the Arizona Venom at College of the Canyons of Valencia at 7 p.m. The Attack, which plays in the 32-team National Women’s Football Association, nearly had to forfeit the game because it couldn’t find a facility to play in. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Attack played at Desert High of Edwards Air Force Base its first five years since becoming the NWFA’s first West Coast franchise in 2000. It is not permitted to use the facility this year because the franchise failed to provide full documentation for all visitors, a breach of the base’s strict security regulations, first-year Attack owner Suzy Ligon said. The franchise’s nickname was the Bombers under the previous ownership. Attack officials and players spent most of last week scrambling to find a facility for Saturday’s game when it learned Memorial Stadium was not available for Saturday because of a scheduling conflict. They were told repeatedly that facilities in the Antelope Valley and beyond, as far away as Ridgecrest and Victorville, were not available because of usage or maintenance issues. Team officials suspected, but couldn’t prove, a gender bias. Ligon said the Attack would have had to pay the NWFA a $2,500 forfeiture fine. “I’m just really happy we were able to work this out,” Ligon said. “It’s good to be this much closer to the Antelope Valley and bringing our game home where it should be.” The Attack (1-3) have three regular season games remaining. Its July 1 home game against Orange County will be played at Memorial Stadium. Ligon acknowledged the future viability of the franchise depends on finding an arrangement that will attract fans and sponsors. “Why would a local business want to sponsor us if we’re playing in Long Beach?” she said. She said the franchise is considering changing its name to the All-Valley Attack, hoping to bring in players and fans from the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Crescenta and Simi valleys. No agreement with COC for next season has been reached, but its central location would seem to be an ideal fit for the franchise’s future plans. Attack players range in age from 21 to their late 40s. The only requirement for joining the team is that players be 18 years of age and are insured. Ligon said team officials and players spent hours working the phones trying to find a field to play Saturday’s game. She said most coaches were supportive of the endeavor, but noted that administrators, who are typically more sensitive to the potential political fallout, were less so. She said the franchise faces significant resistance amid the politically conservative Antelope Valley, noting that several players had conflicts with their husbands regarding their pursuit of the sport. “There is that undercurrent that I sensed, and I think the girls sense too,” Ligon said. Said defensive tackle Courtney “Rookie” Johnson: “We think we’re being shunned because we’re an all-women’s team.” Highland coach Jim Root said he was not aware of the Attack’s request to use his school’s facility, but said he believes the team’s difficulty finding a field has more to do with an area “facilities crisis” than gender bias. Root, a former Palmdale councilman, said he was often criticized in his efforts to build more public recreation facilities. “Are we trying to keep women off football fields? No,” Root said. “Do we have a facilities problem in all sports? Yes we do.” Regardless of the cause of her team’s struggles, Ligon said she is confident her franchise and the NWFA can remain viable. “I think there’s a lot of interest,” Ligon said. “A lot of women are supporting their kids and they want to be part of this themselves.” More information on the Antelope Valley Attack is available by logging onto the team’s Web site, avattack.com, or by calling the team’s Lancaster-based office at (661) 256-0506. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want 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


first_img4 Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueWinners Fanad UnitedRunners Up Cockhill Celtic Donegal News CupWinners Fanad UnitedRunners Up Cockhill Celtic Player of the Year – Shaun McElwaine (Fanad United)Top Goal scorer – Paul McKinney (Cockhill Celtic)Club of the Year – Derry City ReservesUlster Senior League Division OneDPP Division OneWinners Letterkenny Rovers Runners Up Bonagee UnitedDonegal News League CupWinners Drumkeen UnitedRunners Up Letterkenny Rovers Player of the Year – Jordan McBride (Letterkenny Rovers)Top Goal scorer – Peter McNamee (Drumkeen United)ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE PRESENTATIONS NIGHT AWARDS 2011 – IN PICTURES was last modified: February 26th, 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:ULster Senior League Presentation Nightlast_img read more


first_imgMANAGERS at Letterkenny General Hospital spent an astonishing €344,000 on filling just one medic’s position there, shocking new figures reveal.An investigation by RTE’s Prime Time programme on unfilled senior positions at hospital across the country found that millions of euro are instead spent hiring locums – or freelance – staff from agencies.And instead of filling the Accident & Emergency Consultant Post, Letterkenny Hospital spent €344,000 on locums in 2012, reporter Katie Hannon discovered during a Freedom of Information request. “The post has actually been covered by agency doctors since 2008,” said Hannon in  her investigation aired on Monday night.The spend is more than twice what it would have cost to hire a consultant to fill the position.She also found dozens of unfilled positions at senior consultancy levels across the country.In some cases, no-one even applied for the positions as more and more medics choose to leave Ireland behind for better working conditions in health services abroad. Experts said that locums constantly filling posts led to “poor care outcomes.”Irish Hospital Consultants Association representative Dr Gerard Crotty said the salaries and working conditions were not attracting candidates.“If we can’t recruit consultants we end up using locums at extremely high cost, representing poor value for money,” he said. REVEALED: SCANDAL OF THE €344,000 SPENT AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL – ON JUST ONE JOB! was last modified: January 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Consultantsletterkenny hospitalprime timeRTElast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Can anyone actually compete with these Warriors?

first_imgOAKLAND — Are the Denver Nuggets really the second-best team in the Western Conference?We all know the Warriors are the best team in the league, which obviously makes them the best team in the West — but is Denver truly their top competition in what is usually a highly-competitive conference?Don’t me wrong — I like the Nuggets and am intrigued by what they’re doing to start this season. But if what we’re seeing is true — if the Nuggets are truly the second-best team in the Western Conference …last_img

JackBe Bringing Internal App Stores to Enterprises

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products#Real-Time Web IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finleycenter_img Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now JackBe is releasing technology to allow enterprises to to create their own internal “app stores” on June 30. Complementing JackBe’s existing line of mashup and app making tools, the JackBe App Store will enable users to share the AJAX apps they’ve created with other uses within the enterprise. The apps are portable and can run as standalone apps, on dashboards, in Sharepoint, on mobile devices, and pipe data into Excel.JackBe’s tools, such as Presto Wires and Mashboard, enable the creation of mashups and simple custom apps by end-users without the need for the IT department to get involved, thus speeding up development and deployment. The tools are designed with security and compliance in mind and run inside the firewall, so enterprise-ready applications can be created on the fly.The company says a major publishing house uses JackBe products to map items from their inventory to current trending search terms from Yahoo! and other sources of real-time data. The publishing house’s marketing team uses this information to create timely web marketing campaigns by on current events.The JackBe App Store aims to improve the sharing of these sorts of custom apps within the enterprise by allowing app creators to share their creations across silos or within departments. End-users can then easily modify the apps – by adding or removing data or changing the way it’s visualized.In 2008 Forrester estimated the market for enterprise mashups would reach $700 million by 2013. Other companies competing for a chunk of this market include Dapper, Kapow, Kivati and Mindtouch.last_img read more

‘Cover lotus references in cityschools that are polling stations’

first_imgAn election observer on Thursday asked for ‘Rashtriya Phool – Kamal (national flower – lotus)’ embossed on a school building wall in West Delhi to be covered as it is a violation of the model code of conduct. Lotus is the BJP’s election symbol.A police officer said that the observer has asked them to identify such walls in schools that are listed as polling stations in Delhi.During a visit to polling stations, the election observer found that in several schools information such as national bird, national animal among other things were mentioned on the walls. “We have been instructed to cover the word ‘Kamal’ painted/embossed on the walls in schools where polling will be held on May 12. We are in the process of identifying such walls and they will be covered with the help of the district administration,” said the police officer.The election observer has also asked for photos of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and B.R. Ambedkar to be covered in schools listed as polling stations.Reacting to the observer’s objection, a schoolteacher said: “There are so many parties and each of them has an election symbol that represents something that we use in schools. It doesn’t mean they start covering everything.”In 2012, the Election Commission had ordered to cover up the statues of then U.P. Chief Minister Mayawati and elephant, the symbol of her Bahujan Samaj Party, ahead of the Assembly polls. The same have not been covered this time.last_img read more