Harbour Bridge to be closed for 6 hours

first_img… to facilitate maintenance worksPersons intending to use the Demerara Harbour Bridge on Sunday are advised that the bridge will be closedGeneral Manager of the DHBC Rawlston Adamsfor six hours to facilitate major maintenance works.At a press briefing on Wednesday, General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Company (DHBC), Rawlston Adams, disclosed that the Bridge will be closed from 06:00h to 12:00h to facilitate the replacement of the fourth pontoon at Span Eight.“We want to get the message out because there are a lot of people who use the Bridge so we want them to know so that they can make alternative arrangements, either the cross early or they reschedule their activities,” he stated.Adams is confident that his team will be able to complete the works within the stipulated time and will have traffic flowing on the bridge soon after. He explained that the major component of the works to be done is the replacement of one of the pontoons that holds the eastern hydraulic cabin, which housed the controls for the retractor span at that end of the Bridge.According to Adams, while the Harbour Bridge Company tries not to impede on vehicular traffic during maintenance works, this was unavoidable due to the sensitive nature of the controls in the hydraulic cabins.“Normally, we would replace the pontoons with a temporary one, rehabilitate it and then reinstall it but in this case that is not possible because we have to reinstall the hydraulic cabin immediately so as to continue our normal operations in terms of opening and closing the Bridge,” he stated.The DBHC General Manager added that “if we had executed the work in a traditional manner, it means we would have had to take out the pontoon, remove the cabin, take about a week to rehabilitate the pontoon and bring it back and then put on the cabin. That means, the bridge will not be able to retract for about a week and that is not an option.”As such, he noted that on Sunday, the operators will remove the old pontoon, install the new one and immediately re-attach the cabin in order to have it up and running.In executing the works, the Bridge Company had to fabricate a new pontoon, which commenced since 2014 and was completed last year to the tune of $46 million. Additionally, a lifting device had to be constructed at the cost of $2.8 million. This device will be used to remove the hydraulic cabin from the pontoon without any damages to the key component of the Bridge.According to Adams, these works are part of a menu of maintenance works to be done throughout the year. While those remaining works will not entail the closure of the Bridge to vehicle traffic, it will require the Bridge being closed to marine traffic.Adams noted that the Bridge Company has already begun engaging stakeholders such the fuel companies on this.last_img read more

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Hospital receives generous surprise

first_imgThe Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has received a generous donation from the Junior Sports   Centre Committee. The $100,000 donation was presented by the Committee’s President Rob Alexander to the Foundation.Ashley Bentley, the executive director of the Foundation says the money will be placed in the hospital’s Endowment Fund.Advertisement Photo: Joanne Cozac (Manager of Patient Care, FSJ Hospital), Rob Alexander (President, Junior Sports Centre Committee) and Ashley Bentley (Executive Director, FSJ Hospital Foundation) – Advertisement – [asset|aid=3424|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4580cc056aa75462e89c0cc00d2834e-Bentley 2_2_Pub.mp3] According to Bentley, this is one of the largest donations the hospital has received. Everyone involved is extremely grateful for being considered and the money will be able to benefit the community for many years to come.center_img [asset|aid=3423|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4580cc056aa75462e89c0cc00d2834e-Bentley 1_3_Pub.mp3] The generous donation originally belonged to the Kid’s Arena. However, due to the Arena’s closure, Alexander and the other committee members decided the balance of their funds should be given to the Foundation.Alexander explains his reasoning, saying “we wanted to see the money to go to an organization that will have a lasting benefit for many community members. Our Members thought the Foundation’s Endowment Fund was the best choice, as the money will continue to benefit the community for many years.”Bentley says the hospital employees had no knowledge of the donation and were thrilled when Alexander personally delivered the news Wednesday morning. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Rodgers urges Liverpool to ‘fight until the end of the season’ after lacklustre Hull defeat

first_img1 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers A glum Brendan Rodgers has urged his Liverpool side to fight for results until the end of the season, despite Tuesday’s shock defeat to Hull City effectively ending their hopes of Champions League qualification.The Reds boss had no complaints after his lackadaisical side were beaten 1-0 at the KC Stadium thanks to Michael Dawson’s first half header.It means Liverpool remain seven points adrift of the top four with five games to play, with rivals Manchester United on course to take their place at Europe’s top table.But, despite a dismal run of results which includes their FA Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Aston Villa and a bore draw at West Brom last week, Rodgers is adamant he will not allow the season to peter out.“I spoke to the players at the end and I told them that we have an obligation to fight right to the end of the season,” Rodgers said.“We wanted to be in that top four but it was always going to be difficult for us with the way our season mapped itself out. But we are looking to get momentum to take us through to next season.“We didn’t look like scoring – we had enough of the ball but we never really threatened and we were disappointed with the goal we conceded.“The players put great energy into the game and they worked very hard but their struggles tonight were the same as they have been for a great part of the season in terms of creativity and scoring goals.”Meanwhile, Rodgers also jumped to the defence of beleaguered striker Mario Balotelli, who was substituted midway through the second half after another ineffectual performance.Rodgers insisted: “Mario is doing his best – he’s come off tonight with a foot injury. I think it’s clear over the course of the season, not just in this game, that he’s struggling.“But Mario has got a few years left on his contract and it is fair to say that every single player here is playing for his future.”last_img read more

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Fourth suspect enters plea

first_imgWHITTIER – The youngest suspect in the killing of a Pico Rivera grandmother pleaded not guilty Monday to shooting the woman when she tried to stop another man from defacing a wall. Angel Chris Rojas, 17, is charged with murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, conspiracy and street terrorism. His three co-defendants, Jennifer Ann Tafolla, 19, Cesar Lopez, 20, and Richard Rolon, 21, entered not guilty pleas to the same charges on Friday. Because Rojas is the alleged triggerman, he is also charged with one felony count of unlawful firearm activity and the special allegation that he personally and intentionally discharged a firearm. All four are also facing the special allegation that they committed the murder to further a criminal street gang. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDetectives said the suspects belonged to a gang called the Brown Authority. Although Rojas was 16 at the time of the Aug. 10 shooting, he will be tried as an adult. He is being held in a juvenile facility, and will join the three other defendants on Jan. 14 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. Rojas had been scheduled to appear in court with the other defendants, but was not brought in due to transportation problems. Family members of the alleged victim, Maria Hicks, were in court to watch proceedings. Melinda Wall, Hicks’ daughter, came to the arraignment with other family members. Wall said family members have been present for every court date related to the case, and she plans to continue attending the defendant’s court appearances. Members of Rojas’ family were also present for the arraignment, but were expelled from court for talking to the defendant, which is prohibited while court is in session. The prosecution said the four suspects chose to tag a wall at San Gabriel River Parkway and Woodford Street when they saw that a rival gang had tagged there. Tafolla drove the 1998 Lincoln Continental the suspects rode in the night of Aug. 10, according to the criminal complaint. Authorities said Rolon directed Lopez to mark the wall while an armed Rojas stood watch. Hicks was driving home when she saw a man, identified by the complaint as Lopez, spray painting on the wall. She flashed her headlights and honked. Prosecutors say Rojas got out of the car and fired several shots at Hicks’ vehicle, hitting her once in the head. She died three days later. On Aug. 14, deputies arrested Lopez, Rojas and Tafolla. Rolon was caught in Oakland on Sept. 1. airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

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Region can’t breathe easy

first_imgBaldassare’s data shows that resident concerns over air quality and air pollution are greatest in Latino and African-American communities. Seven in 10 Latinos believe health threats due to air pollution are a “serious” to “very serious” problem in their communities. Pastor’s testimony followed through. He said the burdens of environmental hazards are not borne equally in California: In Los Angeles, African-Americans are 50percent more likely and Latinos are twice as likely to be living near facilities that store, transfer or dispose of hazardous wastes. Compared to whites, Pastor said, Latinos and Asians have a lifetime cancer risk that is one-third greater; African-Americans experience a 40percent greater lifetime cancer risk from ambient air toxics. Mendoza noted that ports and freight – diesel-emitting ships, trucks, trains and cranes that move cargo about the state – are responsible for 2,400 premature California deaths every year. And guess which two regions have the worst air pollution in America? The South Coast, including the 28th Senate District I represent, and the San Joaquin Valley. In conclusion, increasing population, economic growth, dramatic increases in vehicle-miles driven, among other factors, make it nearly impossible to cut pollution. Sadly, unless we do something to halt or reduce these levels, we will continue to harm, even kill, our children. Under the leadership of Assemblyman Joe Coto, D-San Jose, chairman of the Latino Caucus, we will continue studying the serious health and equality disparities California faces. Among possible proposals: a study of the health effects traffic congestion has on children whose schools are near freeways. As we consider possible legislation in 2008, we know we cannot make substantive progress without a mandate from the public. For the sake of cleaner air, clearer skies and a healthier future for all, please join us in protecting our children. State Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Carson, is one of the highest-ranking Latinos in the Legislature and chairs the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. Her Web site is www.senate.ca.gov/oropeza. 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonNo one is crying wolf when it is said that air pollution is deadly. As a cancer survivor reared close to the largest port complex in the nation, I take seriously the words of our top policy experts. Here is what we know: Despite improvements, too many Californians remain exposed to the most toxic air in the nation. This is especially true for those who live in low-income communities dominated by people of color. Sadly, 80 percent of Latinos live in areas that fail to meet federal Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards, as do 65 percent of African-Americans and 57 percent of whites. Daily exposure to diesel exhaust from airports, seaports, trucks and trains inevitably creates negative long-term health effects. It cannot be proved that nearly 50 years of inhaling these toxic fumes caused my cancer. But studies show that particulate concentrations in the air cause dire health effects, including respiratory illness, choking asthma and increased hospitalization rates. Much of the information presented at our policy briefing, titled “The Right to Breathe Clean Air,” was disturbing. Expert after expert testified on the toxicity of the air concentrated in certain, mostly industrialized sectors, most of them in poor communities of people of color. We are killing our children by poisoning the air they breathe. At the same time, it comes as no surprise that those living closest to pollution sources like congested freeways, refineries and the ports also are the ones most likely to believe regional air pollution is a problem and are more willing than most to support paying for improvements, according to some of California’s top policy experts. Such experts include respected pollster Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California; Alberto Mendoza, president of the Coalition for Clean Air; and Manual Pastor, director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at USC. Baldassare, Mendoza and Pastor were members of a kickoff policy panel I moderated last month on Latinos and air pollution sponsored by the 27 Latino members of the Legislature. Other panels during the two-day event in Santa Monica focused on health impacts, economic costs, regulation, decision-making and advocacy. last_img read more

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‘Divorcees’ CBS, Viacom earnings dismay investors

first_img Excluding the charges, and assuming the split occurred at the beginning of 2005, CBS said earnings would have been $311 million, or 41 cents per share. That was 2 cents a share ahead of the forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. Also excluding the charges, CBS said operating income rose 3 percent to $647 million, led by a 9 percent gain in its television business, 18 percent higher profit from outdoor advertising, offset by an 11 percent decline in earnings from radio. CBS has been active in recent months, sealing a $325 million deal last November for a 2-year-old college sports network called CSTV Networks Inc., even before its split with Viacom was formalized. Last month, it also raised its quarterly dividend from 14 cents to 16 cents, a jump of 14 percent. As it split from Viacom, CBS has said it intends to return capital to investors through dividends and other means, as its businesses generate significant amounts of cash. CBS also said it intends to sell its Paramount Parks business. CBS is also working to shore up its radio business, which suffered another loss at the beginning of this year when the ultra-popular shock jock Howard Stern jumped to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp., acknowledged that its radio unit has had several “challenges,” including the loss of Stern, but he said the business is turning around. The “new” Viacom, meanwhile, reported earnings of $220 million, or 29 cents per share on Wednesday, down from $378 million, or 45 cents per share, a year ago. The company, which owns MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, said it lost $94 million from entertainment on a 5 percent decline in revenue on a weaker slate of movie releases and charges for severance and writing down abandoned projects. Viacom CEO Tom Freston assured investors that a turnaround is proceeding well at Paramount under its new management, but some analysts remained leery. Michael Kupinski of the A.G. Edwards brokerage downgraded Viacom’s shares to “hold” from “buy,” citing an anticipated slowdown in revenue growth and adding that the uncertainty of the recovery process at Paramount left him “wary.” 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 On that basis, CBS, whose properties include the CBS network, a large group of TV stations, a radio station group and a major outdoor advertising company, had a net loss that amounted to $6 per share for the three months ended Dec. 31. The results were weighed down by charges to reduce the fair market value of its radio and television properties. Valuations of radio stations in particular have suffered in recent years because of stagnant revenues and higher costs. That compared with a larger net loss of $18.4 billion, or $10.99 per share, in fourth-quarter 2004, when the company also recorded big charges to write down its radio stations as well as its outdoor advertising business. While the charges don’t reflect any loss of cash and are merely for accounting purposes, they could “reinforce negative sentiment” about the businesses, especially following the year-ago charges, Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen wrote in a note to investors. Reif Cohen, who still rates the stock a “buy,” said CBS is likely to benefit from an expected recovery in the TV business this year. CBS reported that revenue rose 2 percent to $3.83 billion. NEW YORK – In their first earnings reports as separate companies, both CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. delivered some disappointing news to investors. The “new” Viacom, which released results after the bell on Wednesday afternoon, reported a slump in its troubled Paramount movie studio, offset by gains at its cable networks. CBS Corp. on Thursday posted a $9.1 billion loss on write-downs in its radio and television units. Without the effect of those charges, CBS’s operating income rose 3 percent. Still, it was not enough to get investors excited about either stock. Viacom’s Class B shares fell 89 cents or 2 percent to $41.01, while CBS’s were unchanged at $25.23. Both trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Even though their split was not formalized until the beginning of this year, both companies reported their results from the fourth quarter of 2005 as if they had already been separate entities. last_img read more

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GAA: KEVIN CASSIDY JOINS DONEGAL BOSTON GFC

first_imgDONEGAL BOSTON GFCFORMER county star Kevin Cassidy has moved to Boston and is now playing football for the city’s GAA team Donegal Boston.Gaoth Dobhair star Cassidy lined up with the exiles at the weekend – which saw them defeating Kerry.He is expected to play with the side in Boston for the rest of the summer Our match report is below:From Rory O’Donnell in BostonKerry 1-5 Donegal 2-8Donegal lined out with two new faces in the team, Des Dolan and Kevin Cassidy, and a rearranged side with a player or two out of his usual position. Considered hot favorites now, there were some raised eyebrows as the northerners struggled to gel and Kerry really had it well within their grasp to pull of a surprise result, but the Kingdom left too many chances behind them and Donegal came away with the win. At the end of the first half it was Kerry who held the lead, by 1-3 to 0-2. It could have been more had Kerry taken their chances. There were at least three scoring chances from frees that would be considered bankers on most occasions, but Kerry squandered them.The game remained scoreless for a long period as Kerry seemed a little tentative and Donegal were working with the rearranged side. Eventually the scores came, the first for Kerry from Donnacha Fenton. Brian White answered right away, and was followed by a Dessie Dolan free. Surely Donegal would start to motor now, but Kerry somehow managed to keep on top. Conor O’Brien leveled after Fenton took a short 45, and then Mark Schutte netted in fine style for Kerry to put the cat among the pigeons. Paul O’Neill pointed to put Kerry in a four point lead at the break.Donegal continued to struggle to get their act together in the second half, but Kerry also continued to kick their chance of a big win away. Two early chances went a-begging for Kerry and time and again the ball was lost due to mishandling. Donegal took the lead with a goal from Fergal Clancy. Kerry turned the ball over in attack, the ball found its way to Garbhan Friel, who played it on to Clancy, and the low shot found the back of the net. Kerry’s strategy was the high ball into Schutte, and it generated a penalty, which Paul O’Neill took and Peter Boyle saved. Another chance gone.With Donegal leading by a point and the forward line misfiring somewhat, Kerry still had plenty of possession and another goal chance. Schutte beat his man, found O’Brien on the edge of the small square but the Dubliner’s shot was blocked on the line. When Donegal had their chance to put the game away at the other end they did. Kerry pushed forward as time wound down, and Donegal broke downfield with an extra man. Kieran McWilliams was foundbehind the last man and the corner forward buried the ball. Donegal added another Dolan point to end up six point winners, but in doing so will consider themselves very lucky that their opponents failed to make the most of their chances.Referee: John Fitzpatrick (New York) Man of the Match: Fergal Clancy (Donegal)Kerry: S. O’Leary, C. O’Mahoney, J. O’Mahoney, M. Godley, K. O’Connor, L. Mulligan, I. Whelan, J. Coffee, M. Shutte, P. O’Neill, D. Fenton, C. O’Brien, S. O’Neill. Donegal: P. Boyle, D. Reynolds, J. Gallagher, K. Mulhern, K. McColgan, K. Cassidy, E. Kelly, B. Donnelly, B. White, G. Friel, F. Clancy, D. Dolan, K. McWilliams.GAA: KEVIN CASSIDY JOINS DONEGAL BOSTON GFC was last modified: July 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: KEVIN CASSIDY JOINS DONEGAL BOSTON GFClast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho channels inner David Brent with strong message to players

first_img shining Most Popular Football News Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY ADVICE REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Manchester United’s underachieving players should “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to perform at Old Trafford.That’s the message from manager Jose Mourinho, who appeared to be channelling his inner David Brent.Young Boys are the visitors on Tuesday evening as the Red Devils aim to book a place in the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare, a feat they will achieve should they win and Valencia fail to beat Juventus.Progress would be a welcome shot in the arm following a tepid goalless draw with struggling Crystal Palace, which left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and with a mere three wins from nine home matches in all competitions.However, Mourinho knocked back suggestions his players find it easier to play away and laughed off a suggestion that playing at Old Trafford brought added pressure ahead of facing the Swiss champions.“If you feel pressure, stay at home – and when I say home, I don’t say stadium home, I say home home and watch on TV,” Mourinho said.“If you feel pressure to play matches at home where the people come to support… come on.“I never felt pressure to play at home.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Recently crowned Sweden’s player of the year, the improving 24-year-old has established himself as one of the first names on the team sheet.But Lindelof’s resurgence after a slow start to life at United has been derailed by a muscle issue, meaning Mourinho’s remaining centre-back options are Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones.Marcos Rojo – yet to play a minute this term – is also absent for the United manager, who has made his frustration clear at the club’s failure to reinforce the defence over the summer. 2 Jose Mourinho loves United games at Old Trafford in front of the club’s own fans Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice RANKED Mourinho expects a response from his side in Tuesday’s Group H encounter, having questioned some of his players’ “heart”, desire and intensity after the 0-0 draw with Palace.The United manager stopped short of using such cutting soundbites on the eve of the Young Boys encounter but shed a light on the issues he faces.“It’s frustrating because what I want is the team to start strong, is the team to go strong on the opponent, not to be waiting, not to be reactive but proactive,” Mourinho said, having also said his side are “not very good on second balls”.“That’s exactly what I want and probably you or the fans, they think ‘oh, Jose told them to start slow’, ‘Jose told them to play nice and easy and wait to see what happens’ or ‘to be losing for then to react’.“It is exactly the opposite thing. I want the team to start strong, I want the team to have a go immediately and it is a bit frustrating.”Frustrating would also aptly describe Victor Lindelof’s injury setback. Lindelof will miss Tuesday night’s clash with Young Boys “(Lindelof) does the scan (Tuesday) but, by the experience of the medical department and the feelings of the player, he has a muscular problem and a muscular problem takes time,” added Mourinho, who said Lindelof would be out for “quite a while”.“I would say if we have him for the Christmas period – where we need, if possible, every player to be available for that difficult period until the Newcastle match on January 2 – if we can have Victor available for that period, it will be good.” BEST OF REVEALED last_img read more

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CUTLIFFE SLAMS LABOUR FOR HI-JACKING HIS POLLING CLERK CAMPAIGN

first_imgCommunity Election candidate Peter Cutliffe has slammed the local Labour Party for its belated call to make polling-clerk positions available to the unemployed.Peter CutliffeReacting to the party’s statement in today’s ‘Donegal Daily’, Cutliffe stated that it was a bit “late in the day” for the Labour Party candidate, Siobhan Mc Laughlin being ‘concerned ‘ about an issue he has raised for the past 3 years!“I believe it is symptomatic of a party that is bereft of ideas and real policies to put our country back to work. “And I believe that people will see this call by the Labour Party as a poor attempt to launch an election campaign,” Mr Cutliffe concluded.CUTLIFFE SLAMS LABOUR FOR HI-JACKING HIS POLLING CLERK CAMPAIGN was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 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:donegalelectionPeter Cutliffepolling clerkssiobhan mclaughlinlast_img read more

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“Inquiries moving forward” in Arlene Arkinson case

first_imgIt has today been reported that information has come to light regarding the disappearance of Arlene Arkinson.The Irish Independent report that “substantive information” has been “unearthed”, with the Arkinson family’s legal representative Ivor McAteer telling her inquest that “the family are delighted that the inquiries are moving forward.”Two folders including information on leads pursued by the Gardaí, details of the various searches for Arlene, and information of an alleged meeting between Gardaí and a former girlfriend of Robert Howard were submitted to the coroner. The coroner’s barrister said that the files would be useful to the investigation. 15-year-old Tyrone girl Arlene vanished in 1994 after attending a disco in Donegal with friends. She was reportedly last seen being driven away by convicted child killer and sex offender Robert Howard.Howard was acquitted of the schoolgirl’s murder in 2005 by a jury who were not informed of his grisly criminal history, including the 2001 murder of fourteen-year-old Hannah Williams in south London.Howard remained the prime suspect in the unsolved case until his death in an English prison in 2015.Despite extensive searches, Arlene’s body has never been recovered. A search conducted in September 2016 came to an end after the PSNI found nothing suspicious after carrying out an extensive search of an area of disturbed earth in a remote area of Killen, Castlederg.There has been controversy over the inquest, with Donegal-based Sinn Féin politician Pat Doherty calling it “disgraceful” that Arlene’s family had to wait over 20 years for an inquest.The inquest has been ongoing since February 2016. The next hearing is scheduled for the 23rd of October.“Inquiries moving forward” in Arlene Arkinson case was last modified: September 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Arlene ArkinsondonegalmissingRobert HowardTyronelast_img read more

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