Duala Marketers in Fear Weeks after Armed Robbery

first_imgLast month a manhunt by the Liberian National Police (LNP) got underway for a masked gunman described as very tall with a sharp nose, who robbed two stores using a silver pistol. There has been no word of the perpetrator’s arrest or any justice for Mr. Adah, 50, who sustained a gunshot wound to his right hand during the robbery.“Thank God the bullet entered in my palm and exited through the back of my hand,” he stated.Mr. Adah, a Nigerian national living on Bushrod Island and the owner of Wali Trading Center, can still remember the night he came face to face with a man wearing a black cotton mask and black clothes. In his hand was a loaded pistol and according to Mr. Adah, the unidentified gunman, who was very tall demanded that he hand over all of the money from his shop.Mr. Adah said he refused and a tussle broke out as he tried to keep the robber from shooting a second round following the first one that was shot in the air.“He asked me to give him my money. I asked him if he was joking and that’s when he told me “you must want to die,” and fired a warning shot to let me know that his gun was real. When he tried firing at me after he saw I had no intention of giving him my money, we started fighting for the gun and that’s when he pulled the trigger and shot me in my hand,” he added.At that point, stated Mr. Adah, he had given up the struggle and the attacker cleared his money from behind the counter and walked out of his shop with ease as if nothing had happened. The gun was in plain sight as bystanders watched in fear, unsure of who next would get shot.The gunman continued his robbing spree which took less than 20 minutes. His next stop led him across the street to a Fullah shop where he took almost every phone and Liberian dollars that the shop had earned.Since the armed robbery, it has been chaos in terms of shops closing earlier than normal and business people afraid of the darkness that settles over Duala market at night. Before the incident, many business places, marketers and vendors would sell until 10:30 p.m. for the customers who find themselves leaving work late. But now what remains in the Duala Market after 8:00 p.m. is the panic that everyone felt the night Mr. Adah was shot.“I’ve been losing a lot of money since that night because my market is cold goods like chicken feet and chicken wings. I have to stay out here sometimes until 10 p.m. in order for all to be sold because I do not have money to store it back in a freezer,” stated Ma. Jubeh.Ma Jubeh is now forced to sell her goods at very low prices once 6:00 p.m. reaches. Before the shooting, she sold her chicken feet at L$40 and her chicken wings at L$50. But for fear that the masked gunman could come back she sells her chicken feet at L$20 and her chicken wings at L$30 after dark.“By 8:00 p.m., you can’t find me anywhere in the streets. Anything leaves, my family and I usually boil it and sell it in the morning as peppeh feet,” she added.Ma Jubeh is not the only one living in fear. Taxi drivers, motorcyclists, shop owners and ordinary civilians who have to walk through Duala at night are all in fear of being the next victim. By 10 p.m. Duala is like a ghost town. No one is in sight except those who drink too much alcohol lingering around and looters and other criminals looking to snatch their next hand bag or such.Anyone having information that could help in the arrest and investigation of the described suspect is asked to contact your nearest police zone. The gunman is described as being 5’10, medium weight, dark skinned, with a pointed nose. He was wearing black pants, boots, a sweater and a ski mask that covered his face except for the nose and eyes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Decomposing body of Corentyne farmer found

first_imgThe decomposed body of a Corentyne farmer was on Thursday found at a friend’s house at Number 58 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The dead man has been identified as Jameer Ibrahim, also called “Bruck Wing”, and it is suspected that he died from natural causes since no visible marks of violence were observed on his body.Ibrahim, of Number 55 Village, Corentyne, had left home a few days prior to his demise. Based on reports received, the dead man suffers from epilepsy and might have suffered a seizure and died. It is speculated that his friend was too intoxicated to solicit assistance.Guyana Times understands that Ibrahim died on Tuesday and was left in the house until his friend, who is also an alcoholic went to the dead man’s house to inform his parents.Based on reports received, the two friends would frequent drinking spots in the community. However, following the discovery was the man’s decomposed body, the friend was taken into custody. He told investigators that Ibrahim fell unconscious and he tried to revive him but to no avail.Instead of soliciting assistance, the friend claimed that he continued to consume alcohol and eventually fell asleep. As the body started decomposing, the friend went to Ibrahim’s family and related what occurred. The Police at Number 51 Village were immediately informed of the situation, but the ranks turned up at the scene four hours later.The Police later informed the dead man’s father that the family would have to stand the expense of removing the body to a mortuary. Guyana Times was told that it cost the family $105,000 to transport the body to Georgetown since the funeral homes in Berbice refused to accept the deceased due to the state of decomposition.At the scene, eyewitnesses related that due to the state of decomposition, the man’s face was unrecognisable.The body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem on Wednesday. The friend of the dead man was subsequently released but was asked to report to the Police on a daily basis.last_img read more

Man United star says Pep Guardiola a ‘phenomenon’ but issues warning to incoming City boss

first_img1 Ander Herrera celebrates scoring for Manchester United Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has described Pep Guardiola as a ‘phenomenon’ – but has warned his fellow Spaniard the pressure on him to deliver at Manchester City will be huge.Guardiola was this week confirmed as City’s next manager, with the 45-year-old taking over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season.For Herrera, he will be a welcome addition to the Premier League given his pedigree in the game – he has won 19 trophies with Barcelona and Bayern Munich over the past eight years.But the United star is warning Guardiola that he has a big battle on his hands to live up to fans’ expectations at the Etihad Stadium.“I’m looking at it from a positive point of view,” Herrera told Spanish newspaper Marca.“They’re going to make us do better ourselves. Historically, City have always been below United, and this gives them a psychological advantage, because they are coming from behind.“With Pep, with the multi-million pound outlay they’ve made and will spend with him, I expect the pressure to be higher for them.“The fans are going to expect a lot: that they win the Premier League with a 10-point gap, that they reach the Champions League final….“Pep seems a phenomenon to me. His teams always entertain me a lot, but at City the expectations will be very big.”last_img read more

Lionel Messi’s family hit back at criticism from Diego Maradona

first_img Messi’s only accolade with his country is an Olympic gold medal in 2008 3 3 ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions And Messi’s cousin Maxi Biancucchi, who is a footballer for Paraguayan second division side Rubio Nu, led the response to Maradona’s outburst.Biancucchi said: “It’s ignorant to discredit Leo.“It’s sad to see how someone who boasts of being a leader can talk so badly about a player who’s currently the best we’ve got and will probably be so for a long time yet.“And he’s done it at a time when he should be helping to rebuild if he loves the national side as he says he does.” Latest Football News no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED RANKED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Lionel Messi’s family have criticised Argentina legend Diego Maradona’s scathing attacks on the nation’s current footballing talisman.Maradona accused Messi of playing differently when he was representing Barcelona and also said it was a waste of time trying to turn him into a leader “because he goes to the toilet 20 times before a match.”center_img And the 1986 World Cup winner also suggested that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would not get called up for international duty if he was made manager of the national team again.In an interview with Fox Sports, Maradona said: “Messi’s a great player, but he’s not a leader.“Before talking to the coach and players, he’ll play on the PlayStation. Then, on the pitch, he wants to be the leader.“He’s the best along with Cristiano Ronaldo but for me, it’s pointless to make a leader out of a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a match.” The pair worked together when Maradona was Argentina manager from 2008-10 It is thought Maradona’s toilet reference was a dig at Messi’s nerves before games that have seen him vomit during some important matches.Maradona, who is currently manager of Mexican second division side Dorados, also claimed it was time to stop treating Messi as a God.Diego Maradona’s antics cause a stir at the Russia World CupThe 57-year-old’s relationship with Messi has been difficult since Maradona was caught out telling Pele in Paris during a June 2006 charity act that the Barcelona forward lacked the personality to be a leader.His comments were picked up by the cameras and microphones in place for the event. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow 3 Messi and co. had a chaotic World Cup in Russia, eventually losing to France in the last-16.Jorge Sampaoli was relieved of his managerial duties after the tournament and former West Ham defender Lionel Scaloni is currently the caretaker boss. Both Messi and Maradona are adored by Argentina fans last_img read more

26 BROUGHT TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ON NIGHT OF CHEAP BOOZE OFFER

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Almost 30 young people were admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital suffering from alcohol-related problems in just one night following a 99 cent drinks promotion.The promotion, which took place at a premises in Letterkenny, has been slammed by the Lord Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Gerry McMonagle.Figures released by the Health Service Executive show that 26 people were brought to Letterkenny General Hospital suffering from the effects of alcohol on Wednesday night last. Many of those admitted to hospital revealed how they had consumed shots of alcohol which were on offer for just 99 cent each.Mayor McMonagle has said that he is both alarmed and concerned at the affect of low price alcohol is having on young people.He said “I would appeal to those involved in selling alcohol to act responsibly and not to go down the road of cheap drink promotions.“I feel these promotions will only increase our binge drinking culture which will lead to long term health problems for those who avail of cheap alcohol,” he said. He added said the figures released by the HSE should act as a wake up call to us all, but especially to those in the drink trade.“It’s important that Vintners and others who sell alcohol look at the dangerous consequences of selling alcohol at seriously low promotional prices.“I would appeal to those involved in selling alcohol to act responsibly and not to go down the road of cheap drink promotions. I feel these promotions will only increase our binge drinking culture which will lead to long term health problems for those who avail of cheap alcohol”Cllr McMonagle said he supported the Vintners Federation of Irelands call during the summer for a minimum price for alcohol.“This was a very positive move and one I believe if adopted would go a long way in preventing binge drinking, but we need more,” he said. Garda Inspector Kevin Gately recently warned about the dangers of cheap alcohol promotions leading to public order offences across Co Donegal.Eamon O’Kane, Director of the North West Alcohol Forum, also slammed he low-cost selling of alcohol in Letterkenny.“Whilst everyone sympathises with the economic pressures facing many alcohol retailers, stock must be taken of the consequences of dangerous promotion.“I recently presented to Letterkenny Town Council on the need for strategic management of the night-time economy. “The experience of front line staff in the Emergency Department further evidences this need. The Alcohol Forum remains committed to working with all local stakeholders to address this issue.”Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com for just €3.26 BROUGHT TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ON NIGHT OF CHEAP BOOZE OFFER was last modified: October 25th, 2011 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:boozeLetterkenny General HospitalMayor Gerry McMonaglelast_img read more

IS ‘ELF ON THE SHELF’ NAUGHTY OR NICE?

first_imgChildren have it tough this Christmas. Not only is Santa deciding who is naughty or nice but he also has his creepy little helper, Elf on the Shelf, keeping an eye on them.This little fella will set you back €34.99 but that doesn’t include any therapy your little ones may need as adults after enduring this festive freak throughout their childhood.The Elf on the Shelf isn’t some quaint tradition of Christmases past rather it’s a well executed marketing ploy which had annual revenue topping $16-million in 2011. As one of the creators, Christa Pitts, said: “If we were going to be successful, we had to get people to embrace the brand.”What is Elf on the Shelf?Launched in America in 2005, the soft toy elf is packaged in a keepsake box alongside an accompanying storybook. This scout elf flies to the North Pole every night to tell Santa whether your children have been naughty or nice.He also likes to play hide-and-seek in different places in the house and children are told not to touch the elf as he will lose his magic. Slick, very slick. Ireland’s First Official Elf On The Shelf Adoption Centre opened in October and more than 20 Irish retailers are selling the product.It would be less tortuous to install CCTV in your home. At least your children wouldn’t have a Chucky-esque doll staring at them during the happy holidays.Worse than Elf are the parents who convince themselves (and us) that their children have abandoned their naughty ways because this little sprite sitting on the Mantlepiece is watching them.No more tantrums, refused dinners, sibling squabbles or Elf will report back to Santa and you can forget about that Elsa or Spider-Man costume.This is ‘Stepford Wife syndrome’ for children. Let’s not forget the endless Facebook feeds about Elf’s latest shenanigans. Make It Stop!Who makes time to move Elf around the house or make an Elf breakfast? It’s not fairy dust that does housework but a parent.If we’ve bought into the Santa story why can’t we buy into Elf on the Shelf? Simple, Elf’s a bully and has a killer stare.He also has a sideline of making a fortune for his creators who’ve played over-stretched parents like a fiddle. Brenda O’NeillIS ‘ELF ON THE SHELF’ NAUGHTY OR NICE? was last modified: December 4th, 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:CHristmasdonegalelf on the shelfMarketingPARENTSprofitssinisterlast_img read more

Labor Day win clinches hydroplane title for Hoopa’s Roger Sanderson

first_imgGrants Pass>> Though he would start in 17th position, Hoopa’s Roger Sanderson crossed the finish line first to win the ‘Wild River Pizza & Brewing Labor Day Regatta’ hydroplane race on the smoky Rogue River in Grants Pass, Oregon on Monday.Sanderson, a five-time Champion of the Cal-Ore River Racers Association, bounced back from defeat and failure from the last race in Gold Beach to command the field of 18 boats by securing his fifth win on the seven-race summer circuit and capture the …last_img read more

Rhino poaching: ‘joint efforts needed’

first_img3 May 2012 While the government is stepping up measures to combat rhino poaching in South Africa, joint initiatives are called for if the war is to be won, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Speaking in Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament, Molewa said South Africa had lost a total of 199 rhinos to poacher since the beginning of the year. “I would like to assure you that the department, our provinces and its public entities such as SANParks view this illegal killing of our national treasure in a very serious light, and will continue to prioritise our fight against this crime jointly with our security cluster ministers and their departments,” she said. Molewa said the government would continue to implement the initiatives set up last year, as well as introduce added measures to combat poaching. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members, working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have been deployed to various borders, and a crime line has been established to improve cooperation with the public as well as to provide easier access for would-be informers.Cross-border conservation partnerships Molewa said the ongoing scourge underscored the importance of collaboration between southern African countries in the development of transfrontier conservation areas. “The resolution is not managing through fences, but to continue the southern African initiative of cross-boundary conservation partnerships,” she said. The minister added that South Africa was working with perceived transit or consumer countries in the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. According to the latest statistics from the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park is still the most targeted area, having lost a total of 119 rhinos from the beginning of this year. Targeted provinces include Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and KwaZulu-Natal, together accounting for 73 of the rhinos killed this year. A total of 122 arrests have so far been made, of which 108 were poachers, 10 receivers/couriers, and four couriers/buyers. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ohio soybeans have been put through the wringer in 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest From SDS to White Mold, Frog Eye and other yield hampering issues, soybeans across Ohio have had to fight through adversity since the day they were planted. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam walks growers through what to look for when scouting soybean fields as they enter the home stretch of the season.last_img

Social Networks for Things

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ThingD is creating a registry of things, according to Esther Dyson. Michael Silverman from ThingD explained that his company is building “a database around all of the things in the world.” Things like consumer products, horticulture, even pets. ThingD also has a platform built on top of the database, which connects people to the things in their lives. What interests you, what you like, own, or want to sell. It’s about how people identify themselves with things. Silverman said that the database currently has about 50 million things, maybe “north of 60 million.” There are a few thousand early adopter users right now.Dyson then introduced the company REZZ.IT as “what eBay did for selling, [REZZ.IT does] for renting.” Doug Krugman from REZZ.IT explained that “things have a network and their own audience.” His company is about managing stuff: scheduling, classifying, content management, pricing, and more. Seeing what other people have, sharing things.Business Models for Networks of ThingsDyson asked how REZZ.IT makes money off this. He responded that vacation rentals is their biggest market right now. REZZ.IT wants to provide people with the tools to manage those vacation rental assets, plus add a “transactional engine” to them. Other ‘things’ coming soon to REZZ.IT include apartment rentals, boats, planes.ThingD’s business model is linking people to things. They have signed up product retailers to beta test this. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts At the recent DLD Conference (Digital – Life – Design) in Munich, Germany, Esther Dyson moderated a panel on the Internet of Things. The subject of the discussion was giving identity to things, just as people have an identity. In essence, creating social networks for things.On the panel were Ulla-Maaria Engeström (Thinglink), Doug Krugman (Personal Commerce), Michael Silverman (ThingD). Dyson began by noting that people have always had identities and there are countless services for that, but things don’t have that yet. So, she asked, will there be networks for things? Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Ulla-Maaria Engeström explained that her company Thinglink is about defining the relationships people have with things – who made them, who designed them, who manufactured them, who sells them, who owns them, who likes them. She said it is the “social graph of things” and that “every thing has their own social network.” Engeström said that Thinglink began in 2005 by giving things identities via their product codes, a.k.a. Unique Identifiers. “People and things, they’re not too different,” said Engeström, “they all connect.” Thinglink is in private beta, it currently has 4000 beta users and launches later this Spring. Thinglink’s business models are twofold. Firstly affiliates, for example people purchasing objects in photos. Their second business model is lifestyle brand communities – connecting people who like a company’s products, already own them, etc.ConclusionOverall, a very interesting discussion about the evolving networks for things. If web 2.0 was largely about social networks for people (which you can certainly argue it was), then the new generation of the web will add things to those networks and create new networks. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more