Missing Man Found Dead, Body Parts Extracted, Pastors, Others Linked

first_imgA man identified as Nimely Tarr, who went mysteriously missing a month ago, has been found dead with body parts allegedly missing from his decomposed corpse.The body was found in Playtoe Town, Diaplaye Statutory District #1 in Grand Bassa County.The parts allegedly extracted from Tarr’s body include the heart and the right hand, according to the coroner’s report from the crime scene.The body of the late Tarr was discovered by a team of traditional men during a massive search following a tip-off, on September 10.  The tip-off was recently disclosed to the Daily Observer by Grand Bassa’s supreme grand zoe, Edward Garmar.Following the discovery of Tarr’s body, several suspects were apprehended, including Pastor Philip Joe and his assistant, Pastor Emmanuel Juludoe of Christian Revival of God in Christ Church in Playtoe Town.Other suspects arrested are Erasius Morris, James Reeves, Samuel Targbehn, Daniel Ben, Onegar Zarkpah, Simeon Brown and Edward.The suspects were reportedly turned over to the Grand Bassa County Police Detachment for preliminary interrogation.Information gathered by this newspaper revealed that after church services on Sunday, August 10, 2014 the late Tarr, his pastors in question and others went to Morris Town where a hunter had killed a red deer, which they all shared.Thereafter the late Tarr departed and while en route to his home town, Woe Town, which is adjacent to Playtoe Town, he was allegedly ambushed and subsequently mobbed to death by the suspects who reportedly extracted his heart and hand for ritualistic or “heart man” purposes.According to the police charge sheet, issued on September 10, the defendants were apprehended and informed of their Miranda and constitutional rights, investigated and subsequently charged with murder, a first degree felony.During the police Crime Service Division’s intensive preliminary interrogation, defendant Onegar Zarkpah told the police that on August 10, 2014, at about 17 hours, while returning from cutting palm nuts in the bush he met co-defendant Rev. Emmanuel Juludoe, James Reeves, Samuel Tarrgban and Rev. Philip Joe, who, he said, had already killed Nimely Tarr in the late Garbleejay Zangban’s Sugar Cane Farm.The men allegedly cut the victim’s butt with a knife and told Zarkpah not to reveal to anyone what had taken place or else they would kill him.Zarkpah told the police that when he got home to Playtoe Town, he confided about the incident to Daniel Ben.  Ben asked the Town Chief of Playtoe Town, James Reeves, about the incident, and Reeves told Ben to forget about the whole matter.The police charged all of the suspects and forwarded them to the Buchanan City Court for trial proceedings.The court, presided over by Associate Magistrate Richard Browne, considered the alleged act committed by the defendants as criminal and in violation of Section 14.1 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.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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74% of public servants want dress code maintained – report

first_imgMembers of the public continue to call for the dress code to be relaxed when conducting business with Government entities, but seventy-four percent of public servants seem to believe that the dress code should be maintained.This was suggested in a report on the national dress code that was on Thursday submitted to Cheryl Sampson, Liaison to Public Service Minister Dr RupertSecretary to the National Dress Code Committee, Deborah Blackmoore(Carl Croker photos)Roopnaraine, at the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Service.The report on the Committee on National Dress Code advises that Managers at Government agencies are expected to maintain the standard of dress for workers.It has been reasoned that workers must appear tidy and professional when dealing with members of the public. Twenty-seven Government agencies participated in the survey, which saw 6,799 questionnaires being distributed by Permanent Secretaries.Secretary to the National Dress Code Committee, Deborah Blackmoore, said thePermanent Secretary Reginald Brotherson of the Department of Public Service is flanked by National Dress Code Committee members and other Government officialsrecommendations took into account Guyana’s climate and the nation’s “rich cultural diversity”. She explained that the Bureau of Statistics assisted with theanalysis, and it was through the report that fifty-five percent (55%) of public servants said Government should finance uniforms for public servants.The Committee’s mandate was to develop a Dress Code for Public Servants throughAn example of the acceptable attire the report recommendeda data-driven report. Once Cabinet gives its approval on the Committee’s recommendations, the policy will be implemented across Government agencies.last_img read more

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Pedal cyclist killed in Mahaicony accident

first_imgA pedal cyclist succumbed to his injuries at the Mahaicony Hospital after he was struck by a motor car on Monday on Letter G Public Road, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Dead is 28-year-old Brian Fordyce, of Mahaicony. He was struck by a motor car bearing registration number PGG 1565 around 01:30h.According to information received, Fordyce was proceeding easterly along the road when the motor car, which was proceeding in the same direction, collided with the rear of Fordyce’s bicycle.As a result of the impact, Fordyce was reportedly thrown onto the roadway. He was quickly picked up with visible leg and arm injuries and rushed to the Hospital in an unconscious state.He died on Tuesday morning about 06:00h while receiving treatment at the medical facility.The driver of the motor car, Teoron Frederick, 26, of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), appeared at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning charged for the accident.He denied that on the said day, he failed to stop after an accident and also failed to render assistance to Fordyce. Frederick was not charged with causing Fordyce’s death, but was expected to be slapped with a causing death charge shortly.Nevertheless, he was placed on $100,000 bail, and was expected to return to court on December 5, 2018.last_img read more

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Online sex hoax ends in arrest

first_imgFONTANA – Prosecutors filed attempted child molestation charges Tuesday against a man who allegedly sought sex from two fictional 15-year-old girls created by Internet pranksters. Michael Ramos, 48, was charged with one felony count of attempting to commit a lewd act on a 15-year-old and two misdemeanor counts of attempted child molestation, said Karen Martinez, a San Bernardino County deputy district attorney. Ramos, who remained jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail, could face up to two years in prison if convicted of all counts and would have to register for life as a sex offender, Martinez said. “The child is fictional” but the crime is real, she said, noting that similar charges have been filed against suspects when police pose online as children to catch pedophiles. The boys did not immediately respond to a request made through police for an interview. The boys sent e-mails to their buddy claiming to be “Jessica.” Within days, they received communications from Ramos responding to a profile of the girl they placed online, Megenney said. “They start messing with him. He replies to the e-mails” and sent the girl his photograph electronically, Megenney said. “The e-mails get progressively more and more sexual in nature.” Prosecutors allege that Ramos sent messages from February through March 2 to “Jessica.” The boys then created “Stacy,” with whom Ramos allegedly conversed from March 2 to March 5, Martinez said. She declined to provide further details. Megenney also declined to provide more details but said the pranksters eventually arranged to have Ramos meet one of the fictitious girls in a park in an upscale area of town. “They never expected this guy to show up,” but he drove up and they recognized him from his photograph and called police, Megenney said. “They were extremely lucky that things turned out the way they did,” Megenney said. “Who knows what this guy would have done if he would have found out, ‘hey, I’ve just been lured in by five teenage kids.”‘ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant To face charges, a person must “take a step toward completing that crime … such as appearing in the place that was arranged upon,” she said. “It’s not just talking about it, thinking about it, wishing about it.” Ramos was arrested Sunday at a park after he allegedly arranged a tryst through a Web site, police Sgt. William Megenney said. But “Jessica” – the teen he thought he was meeting – was actually created by five boys as a prank to cheer up a buddy who had just broken up with his girlfriend, Megenney said. The youngsters, ages 14 to 16, created a phony profile of a high school sophomore on MySpace.com, one of several social sites popular with teenagers 14 and over and young adults, police said. A MySpace.com spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on specific investigations but said the Web site works with law enforcement agencies and fully supports the arrests of individuals found guilty of criminal offenses on the Internet. last_img read more

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CHEEP, CHEEP! PEOPLE FLOCKING TO DONEGAL’S FIRST CHICKEN-COOP COURSE!

first_imgChicken expert Oisin Moran and teacher Ronan O Murchu with a completed chicken coop!People are flocking to Ireland’s first chicken-coop making class.The class at the Downstrand Family Resource Centre in Portnoo is already sold out.And there is already a list of people ready to wing it to the next course. Co-ordinator Kate Morgan said the demand among local people has been huge.“I think a lot of people want to get back to basics and see keeping chickens as a wonderful way of doing that.“An awful lot of people kept chickens in the past but I think it has skipped a generation.“It’s very much part of the back-to-basics attitude that people are finding very fulfilling now,” she said. The cost of the five-week course is €80 and that covers all the materials.Children are allowed to take part but they must be accompanied by an adult for safety reasons.Local carpenter and teacher Ronan O Murchu is keeping students on their toes and ensuring the chicken coops are solid.Oisin Moran, who keeps chickens locally, will also advise the students on how to keep their chickens in good health once the coops area ready for guests.“We are hoping to see chickens all over Portnoo in a few weeks time,” said Kate. CHEEP, CHEEP! PEOPLE FLOCKING TO DONEGAL’S FIRST CHICKEN-COOP COURSE! was last modified: February 28th, 2013 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:chicken coopsDownstrand Resource CentrePortnoolast_img read more

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Women’s Soccer Picked Second in 2019 MVC Preseason Poll

first_imgStory Links Drake opens the regular season in Colorado with road matches at Colorado on Aug. 22 and at Denver on Aug. 25. The Bulldogs open their home slate against Baylor on Aug. 30 at the Cownie Soccer Complex. ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s soccer team is picked second in the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll, the MVC office announced Thursday, Aug. 16. Drake, which finished runner-up to Loyola in the 2018 regular season standings and at the MVC tournament, tallied 55 points with one first place vote in the 2019 poll. The Ramblers are tabbed this season’s favorite for the second-straight season with 62 points, including earning five first place votes. Illinois State, Missouri State and UNI round out the top five with 49, 37 and 33 points, respectively. The Bulldogs placed three student-athletes on the 11-member 2019 MVC Preseason All-Conference team. Senior midfielders Vanessa Kavan and Cassie Rohan and junior goalkeeper Kelsie Stone each earned the preseason honor for the first time in their respective careers. Rohan was a 2018 All-MVC First Team selection while Kavan and Stone were each All-MVC Second Team choices. MVC Release 2019 MVC Women’s Soccer Coaches Preseason PollRank      Team (1st-place votes)     Points1.            Loyola (5)                            622.            Drake (1)                             553.            Illinois State (1)                   494.            Missouri State                     375.            UNI                                      336.            Evansville                            237.            Valparaiso                           158.            Indiana State                       14 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Get to know two pass rushers the Raiders might take at No. 4

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — The Raiders mustered only 13 sacks in 2018, the fewest for any team in a single season since the 2008 Kansas City Chiefs finished with a mere 10.Everyone and their grandmother knew the Raiders would struggle rushing the passer after they traded Khalil Mack nine days before the season opener, but this bad? As in worst pass-rushing team of the decade? Eleven individuals alone had as many or more sacks …last_img read more

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Top 10 Tech Nightmares To Scare You This Halloween

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App fredric paul 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Halloween is the spookiest time of the year. Here at ReadWrite, we couldn’t help but think of tech-based nightmares. And we couldn’t help but share them…Google combines everything it knows about you from all its various services – and then uses it to blackmail you over your insipid kitten photos and lame taste in music.Gray Goo – nanobots running out of control and destroying everything. Or on a larger scale, your 3D printer starts making copies of itself. Which start making copies of themselves…You buy a brand new tablet, and the next day a new model comes out and makes yours obsolete. And makes you feel like a sucker.Now that Disney is buying LucasFilm, Jar Jar Binks shows up in every new Disney movie.Being the first person to die in an accident caused by a self-driving car.Stuxnet decides to invade your smartphone.Not being able to catch your brand new fancy Nikon SLR when experimenting with Camera Toss Photography.You wake up from a dream, and you really are CEO of RIM.You get arrested for jailbreaking your iPad.Your startup gets bought for millions in stock – but it turns out to be Zynga stock.And of course, because we’re ReadWrite, we offer a bonus tech nightmare:          11. You’re the next Mat Honan.Thanks to Jon Mitchell, Jim Nash, and Christina Ortiz for their terrifying contributions. And we all want to know, what are YOU afraid of today?Besides this, of course: center_img Tags:#humor#privacy#security Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Rackspace CTO: Services & OpenStack – Not Price – Key To Winning Cloud Computing

first_imgTags:#cloud computing#Cloud Providers#IaaS antone gonsalves How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While cloud computing giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft scramble to cut prices to lure customers to their cloud-computing infrastructures, their smaller rival Rackspace Hosting is heading in the opposite direction.“We’re not going the route of a race to the bottom,” says John Engates, Rackspace’s chief technology officer. Instead, Rackspace is betting that corporate customers will pay more to make the San Antonio-based company their IT department in the cloud – a strategy that’s sure to face challenges as the number of competitors rises. Rackspace’s SuccessOver the last several years, Rackspace has competed mostly with Amazon in the business of renting data center servers for pennies an hour to run websites and business applications. Since its initial public offering in 2008, Rackspace has grown its cloud infrastructure business to nearly 24% of revenue. The company has more than 180,000 business customers and topped $1 billion in revenue last year for the first time.But the competitive landscape is growing more crowded. Besides Google and Microsoft, heavyweights Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have also checked in for battle. Rackspace is banking that analysts are right when they say price alone isn’t going to win business. Besides pitching better services at a higher price, Rackspace is touting OpenStack, an open source, cloud-computing platform it launched with NASA in 2010. Roughly 150 companies have joined the initiative, including Intel, Dell, HP, IBM, Cisco and AT&T. In fact, on Tuesday, HP released HP Cloud Compute, making it the first non-Rackspace vendor to build an offering with OpenStack (see HP Switches On Public Cloud, Thanks To OpenStack).Rackspace and OpenStack supporters are hoping businesses will buy into their claims that the platform provides more flexibility than the various proprietary systems offered by Amazon and others. Theoretically, whatever you are running on one OpenStack implementation can be moved to any other OpenStack implementation, making it easier for customers to switch vendors.Fighting Vendor Lock-In“The challenge with proprietary (cloud technology) is that customers feel like they’re going down a path that’s sort of a one way street,” Engates tells ReadWrite. “They’re locking themselves in and there’s no way out. If they choose to go somewhere else, they have to re-architect, rebuild or retool, and that’s a challenge.”Over the last several weeks, Rackspace has rolled out the complete suite of OpenStack-based products, including servers, databases, infrastructure monitoring, backup, storage and networking. “We’re in full production with all these services,” Engates says.Is OpenStack Immature?OpenStack has its critics. Research firm Gartner says Rackspace and other supporters are not really interested in building an open cloud platform. Rather, they have pooled resources in order to battle Amazon’s dominance in providing cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). They also do not want to pay license fees for commercial cloud technology, such as VMware’s vCloud stack.Rather than being ready for prime time, OpenStack is an “early-stage project whose future, though promising, is still uncertain,” Gartner says.“Some people have been led to believe that because OpenStack is open source, it is an open and widely adopted standard, with broad interoperability and freedom from commercial interests,” Gartner analyst Lydia Leong wrote in a recent analysis. “In reality, OpenStack is dominated by commercial interests, as it is a business strategy for the vendors involved, not the effort of a community of altruistic individual contributors.” Big DataNevertheless, Rackspace is plowing ahead with plans to use OpenStack early next year in helping companies manage the huge amount of data created each day. Rackspace has partnered with Hortonworks, which is using the Apache Hadoop data platform to power products for storing, managing, processing and analyzing large amounts of data. “Big data is an area that we think is still in the early days, but there’s a lot of interest and a lot of excitement around it,” Engates says.Amazon also sees money in big data. Last week, the company introduced its first big data product at the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent customer conference. Amazon is calling big data platform Redshift Data Warehouse as a Service, and business intelligence vendor Jaspersoft has announced support for the technology.Like Amazon, Rackspace is taking its cloud services outside the U.S. Roughly a quarter of its revenue comes from overseas, mostly from Europe. It has data centers in London and Hong Kong and plans to open one in Australia “very soon,” says Engates, who didn’t know the exact date. The company is also considering a data center in Latin America.With expansion overseas, a major platform redesign and new products on the way, Rackspace will need higher prices to fund its ambitions. The question is whether potential customers will still find them a good deal in a highly competitive marketLead image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

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Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh quits BJP

first_imgManvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh, on Friday quit the BJP, announcing his decision at a Swabhiman (self-respect) rally in Barmer.“Choosing the lotus was our mistake,” he said.While Mr. Singh could not be reached for further comments, The Hindu spoke to his wife Chitra Singh, who alleged that the Vasundhara Raje government had been troubling people close to Mr. Singh and the BJP’s central leadership paid no heed to his complaints. “BJP workers here, who were attached to us or came to the party with us and even government officials close to us were troubled by the CM since 2014. My husband complained, but nothing happened. We can’t leave those people. This decision has been taken because people wanted him to leave the party,” she said.last_img read more

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