Bloody bodies of man, wife found in Kuru Kururu home

first_img…couple killed each other during argument – PoliceThe bloody bodies of a woman and her reputed husband were on Tuesday found lying on their bed in their Lot 522 Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway home.Dead: Naco Malika HaleDead are 36-year-old Naco Malika Hale and 48-year-old Alwin Bleacher. The dead couple were found by their 14-year-old son after he went into their bedroom to check on his mother, since she did not wake them up to prepare for school as was routine.As he entered the bedroom, he saw his mother lying in a pool of blood with several stab wounds to her neck, while his father was partially on her with an incised wound to his lower back. In his mother’s hand was a pair of blood-stained scissors.He immediately woke up his three siblings and they ran over to a neighbour’s house where he related what they saw. Villagers then rushed to the scene as the Police arrived.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, scores of residents flocked the house as crime scene experts conducted their investigations. The Police were working on the theory that the couple might have been involved in a fight, which led to them fatally wounding each other.Police ranks cordoning off the murder sceneThe eldest son confirmed that his parents were involved in a heated argument about 22:00h after which he heard a “scramble” followed by silence. The young man reportedly told investigators that he did not pay any heed to his parents, since they usually argued. He said he, along with his siblings, went to sleep.The argument, the teenager allegedly stated, stemmed from his mother’s refusal to drop a court case against his father.The Police later stated that the now dead man was charged in August last for wounding his son. This publication understands that the teenager did not clean a “pig pen” and this angered his father, who picked up a knife and cut the young man on his abdomen.On Tuesday, a neighbour, Joan Da Silva explained that after the teenager discovered the motionless bodies of his parents on their bed, he and his siblings ran over to her house.“I left home at about 07:00h and like 07:15h when I reached into work, my daughter called and requested that I come home right away, that Malika and her husband dead,” she added.Without hesitation, she rushed home and went straight to the couple’s house where she saw them in a motionless state. According to Da Silva, Hale was lying on her back and her husband’s feet were on top of her stomach.Residents converge at the murder scene“From what I see, Malika had couple stab wounds to her neck and the man has one to his back,” she added. However, Police sources confirmed that the man was stabbed at least 13 times, while the woman was stabbed 10 times.Da Silva, who was also a close friend of the now dead woman, said that the couple would have disagreements often. She noted that in some cases, Bleacher would physically assault her, but this time, the argument turned tragic.Bleacher, she claimed, was a violent person while Hale was a decent, honest and hardworking woman, who ensured that her children were taken care of. She worked as a cook at a food mart in Soesdyke on the East Bank of Demerara.She was also the President of the Parent-Teacher’s Association at the Kuru Kururu Primary School.Da Silva revealed that the now dead man was released on bail for the stabbing incident.“No one knew he came out … when I get the information that he came out, I asked his daughters, but they told me no … I asked Malika, she told me no … It is until one day, I told the daughter that I saw her father and asked whether he came out of prison and it was that time, she confirmed same,” Da Silva added.She noted that based on reports received, he was supposed to stay 100 feet away from the house and his son whom he had injured.Meanwhile, the owner of the food mart where the now dead woman worked told this newspaper that she was a hard worker. The businesswoman explained that the woman would normally arrive at work for 07:00h, but on Tuesday she did not.She said she attempted to make contact with Hale, but her calls went unanswered. She said shortly after someone went to the business establishment and informed her of Hale’s demise. She drove to the scene where she saw a crowd and her worst fears were confirmed.“She loved her children a lot … every time she was ready to leave, she collected food and so for the children … not only the life of a good woman was taken but also one who was respected,” her employer said.Another friend, who was at the scene, explained that the two of them had a discussion on Monday afternoon and he was shocked to learn about her demise on Tuesday.Hale and Bleacher were together for several years and had four children, aged four to 14. The woman was originally from Linden. As the news spread, the woman’s relatives showed up at the scene.The Police removed several pieces of evidence as they continue their investigations into the murders. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Storm Gareth: Public warnings as extreme winds approach

first_imgPeople across Donegal are being urged to take precautions as Storm Gareth is set to tear through the region tonight.A Status Orange weather alert is in place for Donegal and nearby counties from midday as extreme winds and damaging gusts are forecast for the west and north west.Met Eireann warns that winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas. Heavy rain, hail and a risk of thunder will combine for an unsettled night.Donegal County Council is warning homeowners and businesses to secure their properties and belongings and take extra care. Emergency contact numbers have been issued:Donegal County Council Emergency ServicesThe strongest gusts will come tonight with the north and west coasts worst affected.Sea conditions will be very rough and there will be exceptionally high seas and swell in Atlantic coastal regions at times. Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads.⚠️ Road Safety Alert: Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Storm Gareth ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/xChlRa0vol— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) March 12, 2019Storm Gareth: Public warnings as extreme winds approach was last modified: March 14th, 2019 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:storm garethlast_img read more

Jon Gruden hopes to re-sign Raiders MVP Jared Cook in free agency

first_imgALAMEDA — Jon Gruden isn’t always transparent with the media, most recently claiming he was surprised by general manager Reggie McKenzie’s inevitable firing. Yet he left no room for interpretation when declaring his team’s best player after upsetting the Steelers.“Jared was awesome,” Gruden said of tight end Jared Cook. “He clearly is our MVP. In my opinion, he is phenomenal.”Cook caught seven passes for a team-high 116 yards in the Raiders’ 24-21 win over AFC North-leading Pittsburgh. He …last_img read more

You Get to Play. You Don’t Get to Automatically Win.

first_imgWhen you ask your dream client for a meeting, you are playing a game. The game works like this: If you trade enough value for that meeting, your dream client says, “yes,” and you win. If what you say isn’t perceived as valuable enough to command your dream client’s time and attention, you lose.Failure is feedback. It informs your plan, and it provides you the opportunity to evolve your approach and try again.When you try to gain an agreement as to the process you and your dream client will engage in as you explore change, another game is being played. If you do an excellent job describing the process and how your dream client benefits from that process, you win. You lose when you cede control of the process to your prospective client, and you likely decrease the odds of winning.Losing control of the process means that you won’t serve your dream client well enough through the process to ensure a win, and it will educate you by teaching you what doesn’t work.Pricing conversations are another game you play. The game is won when you can justify your delta, the difference between your price and what your dream client is already paying, or your price and your competitor’s price. The game is lost when you can’t help your the contacts within the company you are calling on justify spending more to obtain the better outcomes you are trying to sell them.You will lose the game, and it will be your fault. You will also lose the game even when you do everything right.You will sometimes win the game when you play it poorly and deserve to lose. From time-to-time, you will lose the game when you deserve to win. In sales, no one goes undefeated.You can always improve, and you should always be working on getting better. That said, you always get to play the game, but the fact that you are playing does not entitle you to win. When you lose, take responsibility for the loss, make your adjustments, and play the game again.last_img read more

Fresh spell of snow forecast for Kashmir Valley

first_imgThe authorities in Kashmir on Monday geared up to meet any eventuality as the Meteorological Department forecast another spell of wet weather, a week after snowfall inflicted damage worth over ₹500 crore on the horticulture sector in the Valley.Sonum Lotus, Director, Meteorological Department, said the fresh spell will be less intense than the snowfall on November 3-4, which was “a record since 1986.”“Light snowfall is likely to increase gradually in intensity and distribution by Monday night. The weather will persist till November 14. Chances of heavy rain or snow is very less, although snowfall of the order of 5-10 inches in the upper reaches cannot be ruled out,” said Mr. Lotus.Action plan Not leaving anything to chance, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah on Monday called for “preparing zone and location-wise action and management plans to prevent interruption to services during inclement weather situations in the district.”He said the strategy comes against the backdrop of the recent bout of unforeseen snowfall throwing life out of gear across the district. “Joint control rooms will be established in all the zones and a central control room will oversee the overall operations ensuring coordination and organisation during eventualities,” he said.Heavy snowfall in the first week of November resulted in a major electricity breakdown in the valley, apart from heavy damage to the apple sector.last_img read more

Maharashtra announces rehabilitation package for submerged villages

first_imgThe Maharashtra government has announced that villages that were fully submerged in the recent floods will be rehabilitated either on State land or private land that the government is willing to buy at market rate, said Chandrakant Patil, Cabinet Minister for Revenue, PWD (Excluding Undertakings) and Guardian Minister for Kolhapur and Pune, on Wednesday.The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said the plan will be put in place first for over 100 villages on an immediate basis. The first of the villages to be fully rehabilitated on revenue land will be in the vicinity of Pune. “If that is not available, we will rehabilitate the village on private land,” he said.The minister also took stock of the affected areas in the region and said the government is providing all the required assistance, including ₹5,000 as immediate relief and foodgrains. Mr. Patil said the government will do everything possible to rehabilitate over 300 submerged villages in Pune and Kolhapur. “It has also undertaken on a priority basis rehabilitation of damaged bridges. We are informing the victims of State benefits made available after the floods,” he said, after the tour on Wednesday. The Maharashtra Cabinet has already announced ₹6,813-crore assistance for flood-hit people, out of which ₹4,708 crore was allocated to Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara and ₹2,105 crore to the Konkan and Nashik.The State Cabinet has already decided to pay ₹16,602 as compensation towards the destruction of a pucca home while approving ₹5,200 for partial damages. Meanwhile, ₹4,000 will be compensated for a hutment. An estimated 23,000 homes have been destroyed while others have been partially damaged, officials said. Senior officials said the Cabinet has approved ₹222 crore for rebuilding homes and may eventually tap into schemes such as Ramai Awas Yojna and Shabri Gharkul Yojna. The floods have caused damage in over 750 villages, while near 4.5 lakh people have been displaced.last_img read more