Mother of 3 strangled to death by abusive husband

first_imgA mother of three was on Wednesday found with a sheet wrapped around her neck in her husband’s Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home, suspected to have been strangled to death by her abusive husband.Danwantie Ram, 29, of Parika Façade, EBE, was found in a sitting position in a sofa by neighbours, who rushed over to the house after hearing screams. The husband, who was identified as Ganesh Dhanraj has since gone into hiding but the Police are on the hunt for him.Murdered: Danwantie RamReports are the woman and the suspect have been married for the past 12 years but the relationship has been an abusive one.Due to the constant abuse, Ram left her martial home along with her three children about four days ago. The suspect however, went to the victim’s house and demanded that she return to his house but she refused. He reportedly assaulted her and left.It was reported that at about 06:00h on Wednesday, Ram was on her way to the Parika Police Station to lodge a report but was intercepted by the suspect who took her to his home where he committed the act.He was seen running out of the house towards the backdam following the incident. The woman was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where she pronounced dead on arrival. Her body is presently at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.At the scene on Wednesday, the suspect’s mother stated that her son went to her house moments after committing the crime enquiring from her what she was doing and left shortly afterwards. The woman stated that her son would normally visit her home, hence she did not suspect anything abnormal about his behaviour.The house in which the woman was strangled to deathShe admitted that her son would inform her when he and the dead woman would have arguments or fights. “Most time when he and she got problems, she does move out and carry away all the goods and so…”She noted that the couple’s eldest daughter, who is 11, lives with her. The furious mother, however, accused the now dead woman of being unfaithful. “He go work, Sunday to Sunday and give she everything… he doesn’t make she short of anything but she does just fetch out things out of the house and she does be drinking… and that does be the problem”.She also accused Ram of being an unfit mother. Nevertheless, she noted that on Wednesday morning, her husband left home for work and it was then he received the dreaded news that her son “Andre”, as he is commonly called, killed his wife.Meanwhile, Bhagat Ram Jailall, father of the dead woman, claims the suspect constantly abused his daughter, adding that he would normally make peace between them, since they are husband and wife with three children.He said the suspect was in a drunken state on Tuesday and assaulted his daughter. He then promised to visit the man’s house when he is sober to have a chat with him.He recalled that prior to him receiving the news of his daughter’s death, she telephoned him to come to her house but by the time he arrived, his daughter’s motionless body was discovered. He is of the belief that it was premeditated murder.“When I go in the house, the sheet with a knot bin round she head… and he strangle she,” the man stated. The now dead woman leaves to mourn her parents, three children and siblings.Up to late Wednesday evening, the Police were hunting for the suspect. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

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Name recognition paid off in City Council races

first_imgThe International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees, spent $40,000 on mailers for him. Candidate Rodriguez, a manager with the California Association of Realtors, raised $120,000 with support from former Mayor Richard Riordan and the business community. Also in the race were businessman Oscar Mendoza, who won 13 percent of the vote, and Margie Carranza, a retired administrative assistant, who got 5 percent. In other races, incumbent Tony Cardenas was re-elected to his seat in the 6th District, which covers the area from Van Nuys to Sun Valley. He received 66 percent of the vote to edge out four challengers, including three from the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. “I feel really good about the election and getting out there and knocking on doors. I heard a lot of things, like `thanks for my speed bump, now I want my sidewalk fixed,”‘ said Cardenas, from his party at The Odyssey. The former state assemblyman raised $260,000, while less than 15 percent of that amount was raised by his competitors: engineer Lisa Martellaro-Palmer, electrical contractor James “Jaime” Cordaro, probation officer Eric Rothenay and businessman Candido Marez. Cordaro, saying some precincts opened at 11 a.m. instead of 7 a.m., launched a last-minute effort Tuesday to keep District 6 polls open late. However, without a judge’s order by 8 p.m., the polls closed as scheduled, city clerk’s representatives said. In the 14th District, northeast L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar beat challenger and former staff member Alvin Parra, receiving 66 percent of the vote to Parra’s 30 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State Assemblyman Richard Alarcon reclaimed his old seat on the Los Angeles City Council, where he’ll join a slate of incumbents who easily won re-election, according to unofficial election returns released early today. Alarcon received 55 percent of the vote, capturing about twice as many votes as second-place finisher Monica Rodriguez, a businesswoman who sought to portray the veteran Valley politician as an opportunist eager to ditch his new state Assembly post for a more lucrative job at City Hall. But Northeast Valley voters endorsed Alarcon, who was popular when he left the council in 1998 and later easily won elections in his state races. Alarcon said he was disappointed with low voter turnout — just 7 percent of the city’s 1.7 million registered voters actually cast ballots — as well as reports that some residents in his district had received phone calls telling them their polling places had moved. “We’ve tried to maintain a positive message. A unified Northeast San Fernando Valley can generate more benefits for its residents,” he said. The race to represent the Northeast Valley’s 7th District – a seat vacated by Alex Padilla when he was elected to the state Senate in November – was this year’s most competitive council race. For Alarcon, the win takes him back to familiar ground. He was the 7th District councilman from 1993 to 1998, when he left a year into his second term after winning a seat in the state Senate. Termed out in the Senate last year, he won a state Assembly seat in November. But on the same day Alarcon won his Assembly race, Los Angeles voters approved Measure R – allowing City Council members to serve three four-year terms. Days later, Alarcon announced he would run for his old City Council seat. Some constituents and political observers were put off by his sudden loss of interest in his new Assembly seat. But he was able to raise more than $236,000 in campaign contributions. last_img
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Zaha faces extended ban as FA probe red card

first_img“Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been charged following the game against Southampton yesterday (January 30, 2019),” said a statement from the FA, English football’s governing body, issued Thursday.“It is alleged his behaviour following a second-half dismissal amounts to improper conduct. The player has until 9pm on February 5, 2019 to respond to the charge,” the statement added.Zaha’s dismissal, which came after he had opened the scoring against Southampton, would usually result in a one-match ban.But the FA could extend it further after the Eagles star appeared to clap Marriner again as he left the pitch.“All I can do is apologise to the team and the fans for my red card because I could have cost us today,” said Zaha in a post-match Twitter message. “I will learn from it for sure.”Ten-man Palace held on to secure a draw which moved the south London club four points clear of the relegation places.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wilfried Zaha (L, pictured in January 2018), could receive an extended ban after the Football Association charged him with improper conduct © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 31 – Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha could receive an extended ban after the Football Association charged him with improper conduct for the way he reacted to being sent-off against Southampton.The forward was dismissed after 87 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at St Mary’s when he received two yellow cards in quick succession, the second for appearing to sarcastically applaud referee Andre Marriner, who had booked him for a challenge with Saints’ James Ward-Prowse.last_img read more

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CIVIL CASE AGAINST DONEGAL MOTORIST ADJOURNED UNTIL AFTER CRIMINAL TRIAL

first_imgA court has adjourned a civl case against Donegal motorist William Barr.Mr Barr, 81, from Middletown, Gweedore is being sued in the civil court after his car swerved into another vehicle resulting in spinal injuries to a child.The case was in its third day before lawyers for the Director of Public Prosecutions expressed concern about how safe it was to proceed this afternoon. Lawyers pointed out that criminal charges are to be brought against Mr Barr in July at Letterkenny Circuit Court arising out of the same incident.Mr Barr lost his own wife in the crash and claims he’s not liable because the incident was caused by a medical ailment.He is being sued by Ronan McGarvey the father of 7 year old Noirin who is in a wheelchair as a result of the crash near Dunlewey on May 27th 2008.In the first case of its kind, the 81 year old defendant says he lost control of the car because of a medical ailment and he’s arguing he should be indemnified by his local GP.Lawyers representing the DPP interrupted the case as the girl’s mother Sonia was giving evidence.A date is expected to be fixe for the civil trial after the cirminal case is heard.EndsCIVIL CASE AGAINST DONEGAL MOTORIST ADJOURNED UNTIL AFTER CRIMINAL TRIAL was last modified: May 19th, 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)last_img read more

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Chicken cafe too fast for Magnolia Park neighborhood?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “What I saw is that it is fast-food. But I’m willing to get more information and listen to the neighbors, and then we’re going to have to make a real tough decision,” he said. Residents in Magnolia Park have told city officials that they want more restaurants within walking distance. But one of the residents, arguing that a California Chicken Cafe would be bad for the neighborhood, has appealed the Planning Board’s decision to allow one in the former Empire Furniture store. The site does not have enough parking to meet code, but the California Chicken Cafe has obtained the right to some additional parking spaces for the project, and the Planning Board voted to give the business a parking exemption. Some residents appear to support the project; others argue that it would bring too many cars to their local streets. The Burbank City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to allow the California Chicken Cafe at the site and give it a parking exemption. Andre de Montesquiou, president of California Chicken Cafe, has tallied up the similarities and differences between his business and the typical fast-food restaurant. “We concluded (that) we would be a place where you could go on a second or a third date,” de Montesquiou said. “You wouldn’t take someone to McDonald’s on a second or a third date, but you could go to our place.” The California Chicken Cafe uses disposable cups but not disposable plates. Customers order at the counter, but the food is taken to their tables. “I know there are attributes (of) a fast-food (place), but I think we are a lot closer to a restaurant,” de Montesquiou said. If it opens at the location, the California Chicken Cafe would apply for a license to sell beer and wine. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com IF YOU GO The Burbank City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at 275 E. Olive Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The California Chicken Cafe’s bid to open an eatery in the Magnolia Park neighborhood in Burbank might hinge on whether the city classifies it as a fast-food joint or a restaurant. While there is no ordinance limiting fast-food places in the area, council members say they want to respect residents’ wishes to encourage other types of restaurants over fast-food chains. Mayor Jef Vander Borght said he visited one of the five California Chicken Cafes – the one in Encino – to learn more about the local chain that wants to open a 142-seat outlet at 2921 Magnolia Blvd. “For me, the biggest question is: Is this a fast-food restaurant, or is it not a fast-food restaurant?” Vander Borght said. last_img read more

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Giants mailbag: Why hiring Kapler would be a huge risk, will Bumgarner return, what’s up with Pillar?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — This offseason figures to be among the busiest in recent memory for the San Francisco Giants, but the news cycle has been relatively slow so far.That’s expected to change after the World Series ends as the club will likely announce a new manager and general manager, place a qualifying offer on Madison Bumgarner and begin to focus on free agency.Each week during the offseason, our Giants beat reporter, Kerry Crowley, will answer your questions and provide his analysis of the …last_img

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Linux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]

first_imgThe Linux Foundation is also conducting a video contest. This year’s contest will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Linux. It will seek the best user-generated videos that celebrate Linux while demonstrating the impact of the operating system on computing, business and/or culture over the last 20 years and today.More information about the contest is available on the Linux Foundation Web site. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#news Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Linux is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To commemorate, the Linux Foundation created an infographic that highlights events in the past 20-years from the open-source movement. its also launching a video contest that will be judged by Linux founder Linus Torvalds.Linux is arguably the best example of how open-source has attracted a worldwide developer community. It’s a group that has made perhaps the most significant contributions to the world’s technology infrastructure.Highlights from the timeline show how much has been achieved:1991: Linus Torvalds posts message: “Hello everyone out there,” and releases first Linix code.1993: Black Whale introduces first stand alone distribution.1994: Linus visits an aquarium, gets bit by a penguin and adopts the animal as the Linux mascot.1999: Red Hat goes pubic.2003: Torvalds appears on the cover of Business Week in story that says Linux is a business success.2007: Linux Foundation is formed to promote projects and standardize Linux.2010: Linux-based Android operating system becomes a huge success. 2011: Linux turns 20 and powers the world’s businesses, stock exchanges and supercomputers. alex williams A video from the Linux Foundation does a nice job explaining the history.last_img read more

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Odisha intellectuals join rasogolla battle

first_imgOdisha is not ready to give up on the rasogolla war yet. Quoting from the State’s folklore and history, prominent intellectuals of Bhubaneswar argued that the Odisha rasogolla is not by any means a copy of Bengal’s, but rather a variant of the sweet delicacy.Citing ancient texts and folklore, they backed the State government’s decision to apply for a GI tag for Odisha’s own version of rasogolla. The GI tag is a process of geographically identifying a place as the origin of a particular product.The West Bengal Department of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture applied for the GI tag for the rasogolla in September 2015, stating that it was invented in Kolkata. However, Odisha made a counter claim, stating that the rasogolla originated in Puri in the 13th century.West Bengal was granted the GI tag for the ‘Banglar Rasogolla’ last Tuesday.Renowned Odia writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner Asit Mohanty told The Hindu, “In Jagmohan Ramayan, also known as the Dandi Ramayan, [Odia] poet Balaram Das has written about rasagolla in the late 15th century. It shows that there is 500 years of documented history of the rasogolla in Odisha.” Mr. Mohanty also pointed out that there is no “legal obstruction” for Odisha to apply for its own brand of rasogolla. Another commentator on Odia culture and history, Kedar Mishra, also pointed to the long history of the sweet in the State, adding, “Rasogolla is prepared not only in coastal parts of the State but also in the western and southern areas.”Mr. Mishra refuted the argument by a section of Bengali civil society that chhna — made by boiling milk and then curdling it with lemon — was never offered to Lord Jagannath at the temple in Puri. Chhna is the key ingredient for making Rasogolla. “There is an interesting folk lore that Lord Jagannath, while returning to the temple during the Ratha Yatra (the annual chariot festival) offered rasogolla to an angry goddess Lakshmi,” he said.The decision to apply for the GI tag for ‘Odishara rasogolla’ was taken at a meeting of the Odisha government last Wednesday. In a media release, the Odisha government argued that the GI tag awarded to West Bengal was only for “Banglar Rasogolla, specific to West Bengal”.“Registration for GI for Banglar rasogolla in no way affects the claim for GI registration of Odisha’s rasogolla. The Bengal and Odisha variants are different in colour, texture, taste, juice content and method of manufacturing,” an Odisha government statement said. It also said that the Odisha rasogolla is “softer and light brown” whereas the one prepared in Bengal is “white and cream in colour”.It indicates that the State is planning to approach GI Registry and Intellectual Property office with a fresh set of demand to extend approval to Odisha’s Rasogollah.The decision is perhaps driven by the fact that a lot of scholarly articles citing history and folklore is being written on the issue here [Odisha], Mr Mishra said. With plenty of debates and writings on the subject in both Bhubaneswar and Kolkata, it seems that the battle of Rasogollah will now continue. And perhaps it would be fought using ancient texts and local history.However, Mr. Mishra said, “Let us not turn the fight bitter over what is ultimately a sweet.”last_img read more

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Qatar to play in Asian Cup final after UAE protest dismissed

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Qatar will now play Japan for the title at 6 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) at Zayed Sports City Stadium.The UAE soccer federation can pursue appeals, potentially to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe UAE, which lost to Qatar 4-0 in the semifinals, had questioned whether Almoez Ali and Bassam Al-Rawi meet FIFA’s nationality requirements. MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Matthew Wright on Phoenix’s 4-0 start: Nothing to brag about just yet ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Qatari team line up for the anthems before the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar has been cleared to play in Friday’s Asian Cup final after a United Arab Emirates protest about possible ineligible players was rejected.Less than three hours before the final, the Asian Football Confederation published the decision of its disciplinary panel without giving reasons.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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