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Prime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detective

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Prime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detective previous nextAgencies & PeoplePrime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detectiveDet Sup Jim Dickie says he is “sure” John Cannan murdered the estate agent in 1986 and that he would reoffend if released when he becomes eligible for parole.Nigel Lewis8th July 201901,357 Views A police officer who spent several years investigating the murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh has said that jailed criminal John Cannan is, “as sure as he can be”, responsible for her disappearance in 1986 and should not be released from prison.The claim has been made by retired Det Sup Jim Dickie, who spent six years looking into the case of the 25-year-old London agent, who went missing after booking out to see a client.Her body has never been found but interest in her officially presumed murder has re-ignited after police dug up a garden at the former home of Cannan’s mother in the West Midlands last year.The two-week search yielded nothing but police said the case would “remain open”.Dickie says 64-year-old Cannan, who is serving three life sentences for another woman’s murder, should not be released despite being eligible for parole in five years’ time.Threat“He is a threat to any young female,” Dickie told The Mirror over the weekend.  “I strongly believe that if he were released tomorrow, he would go on to reoffend.”Cannan has been the prime suspect in the Suzy Lamplugh case for some time and, although he denies any involvement in her murder, has been named by police on several occasions as the ‘Mr Kipper’ who Lamplugh said she was meeting in her office diary.Last week police began searching a field in Worcestershire after receiving a tip off.“Officers received new information about Miss Lamplugh’s disappearance following the publicity around the search of a property in Sutton Coldfield in November 2018, carried out as part of the investigation,” a police spokesperson said.Suzy Lamplugh July 8, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Spring Events Lineup for Ocean City: Mr. Mature, Easter Egg Hunts, Doo Dah Parade,…

first_imgSunday, April 5EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: The annual service sponsored by the Ministerium and Ecumenical Council is set for the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Anthony Campolo. The Glory of Easter Music will be celebrated with trumpets, congregational singing, students of Nancy Fox and pianist Jeff Seals. An offering will benefit the Food Cupboard and Clothes Closet. Parking is free at 8th, 9th St. and other city lots.EASTER FASHION PROMENADE: Starts in front of the Ocean City Music Pier, judging at 1 p.m. Prizes for the best dressed participants. Take photos with the Easter Bunny, who will have chocolate bunnies for the children. For information, call (609) 399-6111. Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 1130TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DOO DAH PARADE: The event is set for Sat., April 11th starting noon at 6th and Asbury Ave. The Parade goes through the center of town to 12th St., turns to the Boardwalk and ends at the Music Pier.There will be an awards ceremony at the Music Pier followed by the PieAsco, our annual tribute to the late, great comedian Soupy Sales. Folks sit in grand stands and when the signal is given smoosh each other with shaving cream pies, the kind Soupy used in his syndicated TV Shows.This year’s Parade will honor the memory of Joe Franklin, legendary New Yorker, whose radio and TV shows were broadcast for many years. Joe was a former grand marshal of the parade. He was responsible for helping us secure many celebrities to appear in the parade. These included Carol Channing, Larry Storch and Soupy Sales. Other notables who have appeared in Ocean City for Doo Dah include Bill Dana, Meadowlark Lemon, Edie Adams, Shelly Berman, Frank Gorshin, Dr. Irwin Cory and many more.The parade was started as a celebration of humor and to honor legendary comedians. It features comic brigades, clowns, humorous individuals, bands and floats. A huge addition to the parade occurred ten years ago when the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue League asked to be included in the event.League members parade about 500 of their pets in Doo Dah to raise funds for the work of the League which is to find homes for neglected and homeless Bassets. Many of the floppy eared doggies appear in costumes and ride in decorated wagons. If you’ve never seen a group of 500 bassets loping in one direction before, this parade is for you.On Friday, April 10th at 1 p.m., the League holds its annual Basset Hound Olympics at the Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Ave. This is an athletic event for the most un-athletic doggies in Pooch Dom. They are asked to jump over hurdles, many merely walk around them. They are asked to sprint through tunnels, some do and some don’t. They are greeted by great applause at the finish line, most ignore this and flop down for a nap. If you are free at 1 p.m. on April 10th this is a “must see” event, bring your camera.Entry in the Doo Dah Parade is free. To register for the Parade and receive line-up information, call Public Relations (609) 399-6111, Ext. 9300 or email [email protected] Saturday, April 4GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT: The second of two egg hunts on the beach takes place at 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the beaches between 11th Street and 14th Street. Five age-groups: 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5 years, 6 years, and 7 years. 100,000 eggs, 5, 000 prizes. Be prompt as the event goes quickly. Rain date is April 5.WOOF ‘N PAWS PET FASHION SHOW: Starts at 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. Categories include Best Dressed Dog, Cat and Other Pet, Best Bonnet, Intelligent Pet Tricks, Owner Pet Look Alike, Swim Suit Division, and Best of Show award AKA Dean Schofield Woof ‘N Paws Plaque for perfection. $5 Entry Fee benefits the Ocean City Humane Society, an award winning, no kill shelter. Event is open to any pet that will not eat another pet. March 22 to April 4BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY: From 8 a.m. till noon at the following dates and downtown locations. Call (609) 399-1412 for information.Sunday, March 22: Ready’s Coffee Shop and RestaurantSaturday, March 28: Yianni’s CaféSunday, March 29: Arlene’s on Asbury. Also on March 29: Yoasis, Yogurt with the Easter Bunny, 2-4 p.m.Saturday, April 4: Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistrocenter_img Two massive Easter Egg Hunts take place on the beach between 11th and 14th streets in Ocean City, NJ, on March 28 and April 4, 2015.The family fun in Ocean City, NJ is about to kick into high gear with a lineup of traditional early-season events.Here are some of the highlights: Saturday, March 28GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT: The first of two egg hunts on the beach takes place at 2:30 p.m. March 28 at the beaches between 11th Street and 14th Street. Five age-groups: 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5 years, 6 years, and 7 years. 100,000 eggs, 5, 000 prizes. Be prompt as the event goes quickly. Rain date is March 29.MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT: The Mr. Mature Pageant honors the talents and achievements of men 55 and older. It is the only event of its kind in the world. Mr. Mature America debuted to an enthusiastic audience last year. The second annual edition is set for 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Contestants will perform a talent, talk about their favorite “Memories” and be judged for an on-stage question. To enter the pageant, call (609) 399-6111, ext. 9300 or email [email protected]  Pageant tickets ($10) are now on sale at the information center on the ground floor of City Hall, 9th Street and Asbury Avenue, or online at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. Tickets will also be available at the door.Special guests include Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame drummer Dick Richards of Bill Haley’s Comets and his band playing “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” famed blues performer Bubba Mac and Ms. Senior New Jersey America Diane Beebe.Al proceeds benefit the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard.last_img read more

Larger lots sales boom

first_imgThe OrchardTOWNSVILLE’S newest large lot master planned community is growing quickly with eight homes either about to begin or already under construction and almost as many on hold. Elements North Queensland Sales Manager Paul Fotinos said The Orchard’s location and fully serviced large homesites were a major factor in the success of sales. “This is the only development that offers easy access to just about every major employment hub as well as large homesites that are all fully-serviced including NBN ready, underground power, town water and sewage connection, kerb and channelling,” Mr Fotinos said. “We always knew there was a pent-up demand for this kind of product in the local market but to have this many lots all but sold in the past few months has exceeded our expectations.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“There are definite signs that confidence is returning to the residential market and all indications are that the demand will grow faster for larger, full-serviced homesites that provide generous building envelope compared to the traditional lot.” The Orchard is a 350 home development set in natural bush land off Darling Road in Jensen and boasts new, fully serviced homesites from 1000 to 4000sq m.Mr Fotinos said The Orchard’s proximity to the Ring Road meant there were just one or two sets of traffic lights to work for residents employed at major employers The Hospital, JCU and Lavarack. “There are around 20,000 locals employed at these employment nodes and we have received a lot of interest from this market all seeking more space,” Mr Fotinos said. “There are some great schools just minutes away and also plenty of shops and parks nearby. Buyers are really drawn to this balance of convenience, lifestyle and space.” For more info, call Mr Fotinos on 4731 1425.last_img read more

Environmental lobby group backs creation of ex-fossil fuel index

first_imgKevin Bourne, managing director at FTSE, told IPE that, while it was not for FTSE to dictate for customers, including pension schemes, to divest, it would provide solutions to do so.“Institutions are either engaging with fossil fuel companies, tilting away from carbon or in some cases divesting,” Bourne said.“It is not for us to say whether our customers should divest, but if there are those that wish to, we have made sure we have a product in that space.”Bourne said that while some customers may use the index to divest from fossil companies, others might use it to measure and model the index over time to use within risk-management processes for overall portfolios.The idea of divestment over moral and ESG issues has sparked debate throughout the industry.The UK’s Law Commission explained environmental factors could be taken into consideration for divestment, overruling previous requirements focusing solely on financial return.However, the Environment Agency Pension Fund, a £2.2bn (€2.7bn) scheme, was recently urged not to divest from fossil-fuel stocks held passively and told to engage with companies over their carbon exposures.A senior legal figure also recently said UK local government schemes may divest but only if members are not financially affected.FTSE’s index works on an exclusion basis and will remove any company that conducts exploration or production in oil, gas and coal, has revenues from coal mining, crude petroleum or gas production, or is proved to have reserves in coal, oil or gas.Gordon Morrison, also managing director at the index firm, said that, due to the nature of the index, it would remain sensitive to the performance of the excluded stocks.“We are not managing the risk of these companies,” he said.“We have tracking error in the portfolio, so we would not expect to track the main indices closely, but it is not a variable we are looking for. So we will get the resulting performance and are sensitive to resulting performance of the excluded stocks, and will never avoid that.“There will be a trade-off between the expected risk and expected reward.”ShareAction, a UK lobby group, welcomed the launch of the index.Chief executive Catherine Howarth said: “We will be bringing them to the attention of UK pension funds whose beneficiaries are demanding stronger attention to the financial risks presented by climate change and climate regulation.” The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has funded the creation of FTSE Group’s ex-fossil fuel index, for global passive investments excluding exploring, mining and reserve holding companies.FTSE created the index at the request of the NRDC, a US-based lobby group, which will also provide a seed investment.The pair also worked jointly with asset manager BlackRock, which will launch a fund matching the new index using seed finance from the lobby group.FTSE said the request from the NRDC was not to create a bespoke index for its own equity investments but one that could be used as an industry benchmark.last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: success stories

first_imgSouth Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™ put to rest, once and for all, the idea that Africa is incapable of hosting world-class events of this magnitude. Fifa gave the country a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for the show it put on – here are just some of the reasons why:Take a bow, South Africa!John Carlin, author of Playing the Enemy, says all the stories about the 2010 Fifa World Cup being the 1995 rugby World Cup all over again, about healing racial wounds, uniting the fractured nation and so forth, were off the mark. “It was much, much better than that.” SA’s World Cup ‘near-perfect’: FifaAs Fifa president Sepp Blatter gave South Africa a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for its hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, analysts said the spin-offs of improved perceptions abroad could have a long-lasting impact not only on South Africa and its development but on the continent as a whole. 2010 ‘one of our greatest achievements’The 2010 Fifa World Cup was one of the greatest achievements of post-apartheid South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said at the national Heritage Day celebrations at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. World Cup surveys highlight successThe successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup has done wonders for South Africans’ national confidence and the country’s image abroad, according to pre- and post-tournament surveys commissioned by Fifa. International awards for SA stadiumSouth Africa’s FNB Stadium, previously known as Soccer City, was a major hit with the fans during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It’s also been racking up the design and construction awards, most recently being named the overall winner at the prestigious international Leaf Awards. South African ‘can-do’ wins againA novel beer vessel introduced in South Africa during the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been named Can of the Year 2010 by The Canmaker magazine, which reports on innovations in the metal-packaging industry. Bafana, Tshabalala do SA proud2010 was a good year for Bafana Bafana, and it ended on a high, with news that South Africa was up to 50th in football’s latest world rankings, and that Siphiwe Tshabalala’s blistering opening goal of the 2010 World Cup was among 10 nominees for Fifa’s goal of the year. Pride for Africa as Spain strike goldOnly 12 kilometres separate Spain from Africa at their closest point, and they were united in celebration at the finish of a 19th Fifa World Cup that sent a fault line of happiness stretching all the way from Bloemfontein to Barcelona. South Africans the ‘true stars’: ZumaThe people of South Africa were the “true stars” of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, uniting to prove to the world that the country and the continent was capable of hosting a world-class event, says President Jacob Zuma. South Africa’s World Cup wins heartsThe aftermath of hosting what has been hailed by one and all as a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup will no doubt leave South Africans with a massive hangover. However, the tournament has given them a new sense of pride, confidence and optimism, and opened a new chapter not only for the hosts but for the African continent. World Cup: Cape Town takes a bowAs Cape Town played host to the semi-final clash between the Netherlands and Uruguay on Tuesday night, the city bid farewell to its 2010 Fifa World Cup journey. For the city residents, it has been a memorable month that will live with them long after the tournament. Durban a hit with World Cup fansSouth Africa’s “Surf City” was the place to be on Friday as fans streamed in by the thousands for one of the most anticipated matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup group stages, Brazil versus Portugal. While the match itself did not live up to the hype, the city of Durban certainly did. SA the ‘plan B’ of future World Cups“There is not a single part of this World Cup where we have not been able to go beyond the level of past World Cups,” Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said at the halfway mark of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “South Africa will become the ‘plan B’ of any future World Cup.” South Africa’s 2010 tourism harvestSouth Africa is set to reap lasting tourism rewards from the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with visitors pouring into the country in numbers, from new as well as traditional markets, and responding to the country’s offerings – and the energy and warmth of its people – with surprise and delight. Special courts key to World Cup successOne of the great successes of the 2010 World Cup – and there have been many – is how the special courts set up for the tournament have succeeded in dealing with the criminal activity that is part-and-parcel of hosting an event of this magnitude. World Cup so far ‘a success story’As the 2010 Fifa World Cup approaches the half-way mark, initial glitches have been ironed out and the competition is progressing magnificently, says Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, adding that interest will only increase as the tournament progresses. Volunteers: World Cup’s unsung heroesWhile the on-field action draws the crowds, it is the thousands of hard-working volunteers busy in the background, making sure that each match runs with operational precision and professionalism, that should also be awarded a trophy. African welcome wins players’ heartsWhatever their fortunes on the pitch, players from the competing nations at the 2010 Fifa World Cup are enjoying the experience off it. The temperatures might be low, but the visiting teams are feeling the warmth of the African spirit. Huge crowds at World Cup fan festsFifa Fan Fests, organised at 16 venues around the world, played host to more than a million supporters during the first six days of the biggest sporting party in the world – with maximum capacity reached in almost every venue each time the respective national team played. Cup visitors enchanted by South AfricaThe world’s attention is focused on the southern tip of Africa as the greatest football showpiece plays itself out on the fields and in the streets of South Africa. But once the final whistle has blown on 11 July, it seems as though a lot of happy fans will be coming back to the country. Record SA audience for opening matchThe opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup between hosts South Africa and Mexico drew a record South African TV audience. The tournament is also getting good viewership ratings in North and South America, Europe and China. Soccer City one of world’s best: BlatterThe majestic Soccer City Stadium, venue for both the opening and final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, has won rave reviews from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who described it as “a five-star stadium” and one of the most beautiful in the world. South Africa’s ‘quantum’ football stadiumThe Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban’s spectacular 2010 Fifa World Cup venue, has scored not only an engineering first for an African stadium with its majestic arch. It has also become the world’s first “quantum” stadium. 2010 stadiums: mission accomplishedAfter six years of sustained hard work and intense global scrutiny of their ability to deliver, South Africa’s nine host cities have produced 10 World Cup stadiums – matching and exceeding international standards – which will soon be known to television viewers the world over.last_img read more

Role players save Arellano in 2OT

first_imgMOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ JRU’s short rotation took a toll on the team in the extra periods, as Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Abdel Poutouochi all fouled out before the game concluded.Teodoro went 6-of-17 from threes to wound up with 30 points and six rebounds, while Jed Mendoza collected 24 markers, four boards, and four assists.Aaron Bordon also had 13 points, five rebounds, and three dimes in the defeat, as the Heavy Bombers saw their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to a 6-4 record.The Scores:ARELLANO 115 – Alcoriza 23, Salado 17, Flores 17, Taywan 15, Canete 12, Enriquez 9, Concepcion 9, Nicholls 5, Villoria 5, Abanes 3, Dela Cruz 0, Meca 0, Filart 0.JRU 109 – Teodoro 30, Mendoza 24, Bordon 13, Grospe 10, Abdul Razak 10, Sawat 9, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 4, Dela Virgen 3, David 2, Mate 0.Quarters: 18-20, 43-39, 68-64, 89-89, 100-100, 115-109.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eustaquio, two other Filipinos headline ONE: Total Victory Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Those were big,” remarked Codiñera. Before that, the third guy was not evident, the third guy. We only have Salado and (Lervin) Flores, but the third option wasn’t there. But this time, we got good contributions from our bench.”Rence Alcoriza topped Arellano with 23 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from three, while Salado got 17 markers, seven assists, and three boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLervin Flores added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, Marwin Taywan got 15 markers and five assists, and Michael Cañete had 12 points and nine boards in the victory as the Chiefs rose to 4-6 in the standings.“It’s a game of spurts. They made a run, we made a run, but I guess it’s the stops and we made the key stops,” said Codiñera.center_img LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano just had enough gas left in the tank to beeat Jose Rizal University in a 115-109 double overtime thriller Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Catching the opposition by surprise, coach Jerry Codiñera went to his unheralded role players as guys like Allen Enriquez, Archie Concepcion, and Kraniel Viloria strung 10 straight points give the side 110-100 lead with 3:04 left in the 2nd OT, before Kent Salado put on the finishing touches.ADVERTISEMENT Tey Teodoro forced the first overtime with an off-balanced triple from the right corner with 2.5 seconds to spare in regulation to tie the game at 89.He continued his tear in the first extra period, drilling another trey this time from the right wing to give the Heavy Bombers a 100-97 lead with 18.5 ticks remaining.However, the Chiefs refused to die as Salado threw a crosscourt pass to Zach Nicholls, who then miraculously canned a desperation three with 2.0 seconds left to once again knot the game at 100. Teodoro still had a chance to win the game, but shot his floater too strong.“We’re already down, but the prayer shot from Zach gave us relief. We were able to regroup from that shot and got some energy from our bench,” said Codiñera.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Watch out for role of regional parties

first_imgKandi/Jangipur: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an all-out attack against the BJP at Kandi and Jangipur rallies on Wednesday. Stating that the regional parties would play a vital role to form the government at the Centre, the Chief Minister added: “The BJP will be voted out of power and the Congress will not be able to form the government singly. The BJP will not get more than 100 seats.”Addressing two rallies at Kandi and Jangipur, she maintained: “The BJP will get zero seats in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Moreover, if they get fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as well, how will they become the hero in the 2019 election,” she said. Jangipur will vote on April 23 while Berhampur will go to polls on April 29. In 2014, Congress candidates had won both the Berhampur and Jangipur seats. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee alleged that RSS and BJP are backing the Congress candidates in these seats and maintained: “The RSS is trying to buy votes. If you see them distributing money, take their photographs and send us. The RSS has no work and they are here to create division among people.” The Chief Minister further said people had lost respect for political leaders and had developed fear in the mind about them. “People are scared of the BJP leaders. The moment you go against them, agencies such as CBI, ED and DRI will harass you. People have never seen a political party with so much vengeance ever. See their body language, it is scary,” she said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateTalking about DMK leader K Kanimozhi, whose residence was recently searched by the Income Tax officials, she said: “They sent the Income Tax department officials to the house of (DMK chief) M K Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi to conduct raids. He is harassing (Telugu Desam Party chief) Chandrababu Naidu and Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh and (Janata Dal-Secular leader) H D Kumaraswamy in Karnataka. “Even Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawatiji or Akhilesh (Yadav) have not been spared. Lalu Prasad has been put to jail. He is harassing everyone. People of Bengal are still living in peace because we are here,” Banerjee said.last_img read more