Ex-husband shoots Linden woman, Cousin

first_img-suspect on the runPolice in Linden are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident at Linden, which occurred in wee hours of Sunday morning, leaving two people seriously injured and the perpetuator on the run.Wanted: Calwyn “Alex” CroalInjured are Simone Croal, 41, of lot 604 Half Mile, Wismar and her cousin Sherwin “Cuttie” Hughes. Reports indicate that the two were shot multiple times about the body by Croal’s estranged husband Calwyn “Alex” Croal also known as “Brother”of Blueberry Hill, Wismar.The incident occurred at Canvas City, Wismar around 01:45hr while Hughes and his wife were transporting Croal by car to her home.  Hughes was shot in his arm and back, while Croal was shot several times to her right arm and once to her leg and chest. Both were rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) but were later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).According to reports, Calwyn Croal was reportedly waiting in the yard of his estranged wife’s home and opened fire as the vehicle as she was about to exit. An eyewitness told this newspaper that after several shots were fired, Hughes attempted to drive off but soon abandoned the vehicle while it was still in motion, as the occupants attempted to seek cover. Eyewitnesses recalled hearing about seven gunshots.In a bid to escape the hail of bullets, the car, which was driven by Hughes slammed into several cars parked along the roadway, and a concrete fence before it finally came to a halt. Hughes’ wife Annie escaped without injuries.According to Simone Croal’s family, the couples who have six children together, have been estranged for some time now, however, the man would often visit the home to see his children. The relationship between the two, who had been together for over 20 years, has been described as an “abusive one” which has in times past led to several Police reports.Speaking with this newspaper, a family member noted that on Saturday evening, Simone was assisting Hughes and his wife at their stall located on the Mackenzie arcade, Linden, when her estranged husband went there and started to verbally and physically abuse her. He reportedly hit her to the head with a bottle during the altercation. Afterward, he reportedly made off with her bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash, her cellular phone and her identification card. Subsequently, she along with the cousin and his wife then proceeded to make a report to the Police Station. They then left after being told that Police would be on the lookout for the suspect. It was while returning home some time later that they were attacked. Police later found the suspect’s car abandoned at the “Buck Town” Creek at Blueberry Hill, Wismar and his estranged wife’s bag, minus the money at another location. According to one of the couple’s children, the suspect called family members several times after the shooting incident to find out if wife was dead, while they noted that he indicated that he committed the act because she was “too disrespectful”. They noted too that following the first incident he returned to his estranged wife’s home with her phone and became upset after combing through several text messages. It was then that they noted that he waited outside the house for her return. The couple’s 22 year-old daughter indicated that he arrived at the home shortly before the shooting incident and inquired about her mother’s whereabouts. She said she became nervous after realizing that something was amidst since he was without shirt and his head was tied. She pointed out that she spotted what appeared to be a gun in his waist. The woman who witnessed the incident said she failed in conveying signals to the occupants of the car that something was amiss.Calwyn Croal was recently wanted in connection with an armed robbery, for which Police had issued a wanted bulletin. He later turned himself in and was questioned in relation to the incident. While he was not charged, E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Brutus had stated that the evidence against Calwyn Croal was highly circumstantial. He had also recently joined a line of protestors at Linden, against acts of alleged Police brutality. Based on Police report, Calwyn Croal is now wanted in connection with the attempted murder of the duo. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Chiefs sweep Flyers in home-and-home series

first_imgPower play goals, and a lack there of, seemed to be the determining factor in Saturday night’s game. Both teams took numerous penalties, with a total of 56 penalty minutes handed out, but it was the Chiefs that would take advantage of the extra skater.The first period would decide the outcome of the game. Fort St. John quickly found themselves killing a five-on-three man advantage only 6:08 in to the game. Horse Lake showed some great puck moving ability, which would result in a one-timer from the point, beating Flyers goalie Troy Hunt for the game’s first and eventual game winning goal.Hunt played incredibly in the one-sided loss, making 36 saves, plenty of them from point-blank range. – Advertisement -The power play would strike again for Horse Lake in the first period. Once again good puck movement by the Chiefs would create a strong point shot, which for Horse Lake’s second goal, would be tipped in by Mike Lalonde. The period would end with the Chiefs leading the Flyers 2-0, which would carry over as the game’s final score. Following the game, Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy talked about his team’s performance, stressing the Flyers didn’t get the puck deep enough into the Horse Lake zone on a consistent basis. He said for the new looking roster to improve, the team must develop stronger, more consistent lines on both forward and defense. Advertisement Leahy also talked about how the team gave up too many odd man rushes, while also struggling to transition the puck from defense to offense. The Flyers were only able to generate 17 shots on Horse Lake Saturday evening, despite over ten opportunities on the power play. However, credit must be given to the Horse Lake penalty kill, who did an excellent job at blocking passing lanes and not allowing Fort St. John to set up in the offensive zone.   Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt also commented on the game, saying this year’s team was a different looking squad and that it was evident that Horse Lake had already played more games than the Flyers. When asked about the lop sided amount of shots between both team’s, Hunt said he enjoys games where he is constantly being tested, saying it helps to “jump in head first and get ready for the rest of the year.”Advertisement The Flyers will next hit the ice on December 3, when they play host to the Grande Prairie Athletics.last_img read more

Salah favourite to complete awards hat-trick

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah, pictured in November 2017, is the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goalsACCRA, Ghana, Jan 3 – Liverpool star Mohamed Salah hopes to add the African Player of the Year award in Ghana Thursday to his rapidly expanding collection of individual honours.The Egyptian, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions midway through his first season at Anfield, has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year and Arab Player of the Year. Salah, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Gabon are the contenders for the highest African individual football honour.The scoring feats of Salah have installed him as the public and media favourite to succeed Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City as the number one African footballer.“I want to be the best Egyptian footballer ever,” said Salah after receiving the BBC award last month.Since arriving at Liverpool from Roma in the close-season, Mohamed Salah has already scored 10 times, including four in his last three appearances“When I came to Liverpool I hoped to show everyone my abilities. I scored a lot of goals with Roma and am very happy being successful at Liverpool.”Salah also starred for Egypt, scoring five of the goals that qualified his country for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 28-year absence from the global showpiece.Mane will also be in Russia next June, adding abundant creativity to a physically formidable Senegal side.Gabon did not qualify and Aubameyang shunned several World Cup call-ups, a fact that could count against him.Salah and Mane will leave Accra soon after the awards ceremony as Liverpool have a Friday night FA Cup third-round derby date with Everton.Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen KloppHowever, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did not hesitate to release his African duo for the Accra ceremony, which will include six other awards.“It is a sign of respect,” he told reporters in Liverpool. “We sleep in a hotel and they sleep in a plane. That is the only difference.”Salah is a doubt for the Merseyside showdown, though, having missed the English Premier League victory at Burnley this week owing to a groin strain.Should Salah be named Player of the Year, he will be only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to hoist the symbol of individual brilliance.Mohammed Salah poses with his BBC AFOTY award at Liverpool’s training ground in Melwood. PHOTO/BBCIt would be the first time since 1986 that north Africans have won successive editions of the poll, which this year involved national coaches, journalists, officials and the public.Morocco midfielder Mohamed Timoumi was the 1985 winner, followed by compatriot Badou Zaki, one of two goalkeepers to be voted the best African footballer.Footballers from the west of the continent have dominated recently with Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast each winning four times.While Salah has made the top three for the first time, prolific Bundesliga scorer Aubameyang finished first once and second twice in the past three award ceremonies.Mane came third last season, but his valuable input for Liverpool has been overshadowed by Salah, second in the Premier League scorers’ charts behind Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MSP premiums to be eliminated as of January 1

first_img– Advertisement -British Columbia was one of the last provinces in Canada to have user premiums for health care. MSP beneficiaries who have auto-payments through their financial institution are being reminded to cancel that arrangement to ensure payments to the Province do not continue.  VICTORIA, B.C. – December marks the last month that British Columbians will receive their bill for Medical Services Plan premiums. According to the Province, as of January 1, 2020, MSP premiums will be fully eliminated as part of the Government’s plan to make life more affordable.center_img The Government says the elimination of MSP premiums represents a net tax cut of $800 million. Individuals will save up to $900 a year, while families will save up to $1,800 a year. While MSP premiums are being eliminated, all outstanding balances will still need to be paid to the Province.Advertisementlast_img read more

Spurs sink Leicester to stay in title hunt

first_img0Shares0000Davinson Sanchez put Tottenham on course for victory over Leicester © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Mauricio Pochettino saluted Tottenham’s fighting spirit as they kept alive their bid to gate-crash the Premier League title race with a 3-1 win over Leicester on Sunday.Pochettino’s side took the lead through Davinson Sanchez’s first goal for the club, but they were indebted to Hugo Lloris for saving Jamie Vardy’s spot-kick after the interval at Wembley. Christian Eriksen netted moments later and although Vardy got one back, Son Heung-min’s late strike ensured third-placed Tottenham clinched a fifth win in their last six league games.The north Londoners are five points off the top of the table as they try to catch pace-setters Liverpool and Manchester City.While Tottenham are still outsiders to win their first English title since 1961, their ability to stay in contention, despite injuries to key players Harry Kane and Dele Alli suggests they shouldn’t be completely written off.This gritty success was the ideal preparation for hosting Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday.“Sometimes you can win games not playing your best. We conceded more chances than usual, but I think the victory is fair,” Pochettino said.“The effort was fantastic, with the circumstances that happened in this game and also this season. I’m so proud.”Leicester have lost four of their last five league games, increasing the pressure on under-fire boss Claude Puel.Puel has reportedly lost the support of several influential players, including England striker Vardy, who was left on the bench for the first 60 minutes before coming on to miss a penalty with his first touch.Insisting he was happy for Vardy to take the penalty, Puel said: “I gave him the opportunity. I said if he felt good he could take it.“Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty.”Fernando Llorente was caught napping early on when Harry Maguire evaded the Tottenham striker’s marking and met James Maddison’s free-kick with a towering header that Lloris tipped over.Then, Leicester’s Harvey Barnes was allowed too much space in the penalty area as he raced onto Youri Tielemans’ pass, but a poor finish wasted a gilt-edged chance.Finally piecing together an incisive raid, Tottenham were furious when Son’s penalty appeal ended in a booking for diving after Maguire stuck out a leg to halt the South Korean.Still angry about the decision after the match, Pochettino fumed: “It’s unbelievable. I am a person who accepts the mistakes, but today it was so clear. I told Michael Oliver.“If we are being targeted (by referees), I don’t understand why. We are nice people.”Pochettino’s men channelled their frustration into a sustained assault on the Leicester goal.– Protests in vain –Tottenham were rewarded with a well-worked 33rd minute opener.Trippier’s short corner found the unmarked Christian Eriksen and he whipped a pin-point cross towards Sanchez six yards from goal.Leicester called for offside, but their protests were in vain as Sanchez launched himself into a diving header that flashed past Kasper Schmeichel.Replays showed the Colombia defender was just onside as he scored his first goal for Tottenham since his 2017 move from Ajax.Leicester’s positive start to the second half brought a golden opportunity to equalise with their 60th minute penalty.A rapid exchange of passes opened up a chance for Maddison, prompting Jan Vertonghen to rashly bundle over the midfielder.Vardy had been warming up in preparation and was immediately introduced, jogging forward to take the ball from Maddison.But Lloris came to Tottenham’s rescue, plunging to his right to keep out Vardy’s spot-kick.Tottenham made the most of their escape as Eriksen doubled the lead three minutes later.Llorente pounced on Ricardo Pereira’s poor clearance and teed up Eriksen for a superb strike from the edge of the area for his first goal since January 1.Vardy gave Leicester hope in the 76th minute, pouncing from close-range to convert Pereira’s cross in typically predatory fashion.But Son had the last word in the 90th minute as the winger raced clear to slot past Schmeichel for his 15th goal of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer shock! Falcao signs for the Reds

first_imgFalcao has signed for the Reds!Futsal star Alessandro Rosa Vieira, commonly known as Falcao, has agreed to represent Nottingham Forest at a tournament in Kuwait.Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has acquired a team for the competition, naming them Nottingham Forest and securing the services of legendary Brazilian.The 38-year-old has twice been recognised by FIFA as the world’s best futsal player and he has enjoyed tremendous success with the national team. Brazil star Falcao 1last_img

Jose eyes teen star, Lloris snubs Spurs deal and Liverpool in £4m swoop – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Manchester United are chasing Bordeaux’s teen sensation Adam Ounas. They have already made contact over the 19-year-old attacking midfielder and are trying to set up a summer move as they prepare for a new era under recently-appointed manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Mirror)But Jose Mourinho won’t get the chance to reunite with Karim Benzema. The pair enjoyed a good relationship during their time together at Real Madrid, but Benzema has no interest in leaving ‘the club of his dreams’ to join Mourinho at Manchester United. (Daily Express)Hugo Lloris has turned down Tottenham’s new contract offer. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has opened negotiations about a new five-year deal with France keeper Lloris. They are hopeful he will sign and commit himself long term but their opening gambit has been knocked back by the 29-year-old. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City are interested in signing PSG defender Marquinhos. Central defence looks like being a key area to strengthen for new coach Pep Guardiola, with Martin Demichelis expected to move on, Eliaquim Mangala told he can and doubts over whether Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi can hold down a regular place in the starting XI. (Manchester Evening News)Liverpool are in discussions over a £4million move for Anderlecht teenager Samuel Bastien. The 19-year-old Belgian has been on loan at Avellino in Serie B in Italy who had an option to make his deal permanent but now believe Liverpool are in pole position. Bastien is a high-energy, skilful midfielder who has been capped at U21 level by Belgium. (Daily Mail)West Brom defender James Chester has opened the door for a move to Swansea. The Swans were knocked-back in January by West Brom for the £8million centre-back. But Chester is eager to resurrect his Premier League form alongside Wales team-mate Ashley Williams at the Liberty Stadium. (Daily Express)Hull City will offer new contracts to both Tom Huddlestone and Ahmed Elmohamady before their current deals expiring next month, but Sone Aluko has been told he is free to leave the KC Stadium. (Hull Daily Mail)Leicester City are close to making their first signings of the summer – with the double arrival of Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler and Spanish defender Luis Hernandez. (Leicester Mercury)Roberto Di Matteo will officially be confirmed as Aston Villa’s new manager, having agreed an initial two-year deal that includes a £2m bonus if he gets Villa back into the Premier League. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?‘Spain aren’t that good…’ – Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson says Three Lions can WIN Euro 2016Axed Leeds United boss Steve Evans refuses to criticise Massimo Cellino, telling talkSPORT: ‘I am just honoured to have managed that club’Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze would prefer Arsenal move over LiverpoolTottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino targets move for former Chelsea star Andre SchurrleJuventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah targeted by new Chelsea bossReal Madrid put £50m price tag on Arsenal target Alvaro MorataChelsea ready to spend £23m on Antonio Rudiger just days after he joined Roma for £7.5mManchester United to battle rivals Liverpool for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjaniclast_img read more


first_imgIreland’s newest Euromillions winner has fled to Donegal to escape the limelight.Belfast man Joe Clarke scooped a stunning €12.5 million in the New Year’s eve draw.The garage owner, 60, called in to his local Spar shop last Thursday and learned he was a multi-millionaire. The well-known former internee, who spent days hooded when lifted by the British Security Forces in 1971, left Belfast on Friday to spend some time in Donegal.A pal said “Joe has a place in Donegal and he loves to get away from it all by traveling down there.“He packed up his family and headed down there. He loves the peace and quiet of it all there.“He can buy half the place there now if he wants.”    LOTTO WINNER FLEES TO DONEGAL HOLIDAY HOME TO ESCAPE LIMELIGHT was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:euromillionsholiday homeJoe Clarkelast_img read more

Frank McBrearty packs a punch with his election launch

first_imgCouncillor Frank McBrearty is a man of his community who delivers for his community, Minister Joe McHugh said at the Raphoe man’s re-election campaign launch last night.Minister McHugh was speaking in front of guests from across east Donegal at the launch at Raphoe Boxing Club.Representatives of Fine Gael branches, sports and community organisations, and grassroots supporters joined the McBrearty family for the occasion with music from the pipers of the Raphoe Ulster Scots band. Cllr McBrearty told the audience that local politics was about working for local people, dealing with their needs and helping to provide better resources and facilities for them.He said his decision to join Fine Gael was ‘very easy’ and cited the support his family had in the past from former MEP Jim Higgins and former Donegal TD Dinny McGinley.“Fine Gael stood by me and my family, so joining Fine Gael was very easy for me,” said Cllr McBrearty.“My family has been an enormous support, especially since I became a councillor ten years ago. Frank Mc Brearty pictured with Minister For Education Joe Mc Hugh. T.D. who officially launch Frank’s elections campaign at Raphoe Boxing Club on Monday night pictured with representatives from different groups from the area. Photo Brian McDaid“I want to continue to work for communities in east Donegal, across the Finn Valley. It’s what I enjoy doing most. I am already on the election campaign and really really enjoying it.“Politics at council level has to be about local issues and that’s what I have been involved in all my life, working with community groups and individuals across a whole range of issues.”Cllr McBrearty said sporting organisations like Raphoe Boxing Club are at the heart of communities.“They are the lifeblood of our communities, bringing people together for the common good,” he said.Minister McHugh said he was honoured to be at the launch. “The representatives here tonight from our communities is evidence of the esteem in which Frank is held by the people he represents,” said the Donegal TD.“He is a real man of his community who works for his community; offering real local leadership on real issues and I look forward to working with him in the time ahead.”Boxer Jason Quigley paid tribute to Cllr McBrearty for his support over many years.“Frank is the sort of guy who helps you on the way up and I know he will be there for me when I am on my way down again some day. That’s truly what this man is about,” he said. Local representatives for the Fine Gael Party pictured at the Launch of Cllr Frank Mc Brearty election launch by Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh. T.D. in Raphoe this week.Frank McBrearty packs a punch with his election launch was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 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:electionFrank McBreartylaunchlast_img read more

Warriors unfazed about LeBron James going to the Lakers

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors have not just become accustomed to winning NBA championships. They also have become used to other teams making roster overhauls in hopes to prevent that from happening.“It really don’t matter what anyone else does,” Warriors forward Draymond Green.And that includes the Los Angeles Lakers sign LeBron James last July, while clearing enough cap space to acquiring another player to a max contract either through a trade or in free agency next summer. That might propel the …last_img