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‘I’m Not the Jangar Kamara in the FDA US6M PUP Fraud Case’

first_imgMr. Jangar Lossenee Kamara, 37, a teacher at the A.M. Fofana High School’s picture was erroneously identified as Jangar Kamara, accused and standing trial in the US$6M PUP Fraud Case at the Temple of Justice. The story appeared in Tuesday’s (April 7) edition of the Daily Observer in its lead story, ‘4 Former FDA Managers on Trial for US$6M PUP Fraud’ and after Mr. Kamara contacted the paper yesterday investigations conducted by the Daily Observer discovered the error, and regrets the inconvenience that the appearance of Mr. Kamara’s picture on the story may have caused him. Teacher Jangar Lossenee Kamara has never worked for the Forestry Development Authority, he told the Daily Observer yesterday.Former FDA Managing Director Moses Wogbeh, along with Jangar Kamara, manager for commercial forestry and others assigned in Grand Bassa County, are on trial for illegal issuance of 61 Private Use Permits (PUPs) that authorized commercial logging operations on nearly 2.5 million hectares of farm land.  In the story, the picture that identified one of the accused, Jangar Kamara, was that of teacher Jangar Lossenee Kamara. “I never worked for the FDA,” he told the Daily Observer yesterday when he walked into the newspaper’s offices on Benson and MacDonald Streets. “The picture in the newspaper is mine but I’m not the person involved in the case.” He said he’s disabled, with his left foot amputated due to diabetes infection.  He presently teaches at the A. M. Fofana High School near Fish Market, Monrovia. He wears prosthetics that enable him to complete his daily chores at home and at the school, he told the Daily Observer. Lossenee’s family has increased to three, he said, with the arrival of new born, Malofo Kamara.He spoke highly of Mr. Stanley O. Mulbah, principal of the A. M. Fofana High School.The A.M. Fofana High School has qualified instructors, the least of whom holds a Bachelor’s degree, he said, “with student enrolment of at 400 but with the capacity to accommodate nearly 1000 students.”The school provides instruction in three international languages, he said— “French, English and Arabic,” which prepare students for the challenges ahead. “The school welcomes all Liberians, regardless of their religious persuasions, to prepare for the future,” Kamara said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Library to accept donations of food/hygiene products for late fees this November

first_imgLet’s say that Tony has $15 in overdue charges. During Food for Fines, Tony brings in three cans of corn. Staff collects Tony’s cans of corn and pays off $15 of his charges. Tony no longer owes any overdue charges. Welcome back to the library, Tony – enjoy!Let’s say that Lisa lost a copy of Twilight in 2013 and owes FSJ Public Library $27.95. She brings in 2 cans of soup and 3 boxes of Kraft Dinner during Food for Fines month. Staff collects her donations and $25.00 in charges is cleared from her account. Lisa can pay the remaining $2.95 and owe no other lost charges on this book.Let’s say that Nancy has five books that are all three days overdue on November 4th. She returns all five books to the staff at the Circulation Desk with a can of tomato soup. No fines are assigned and Nancy owes $0. For the month of November, the Fort St. John Public Library is accepting non-perishable food and/or hygiene product donations to pay off existing library fines.All donations are going towards the Fort St. John Women’s Society.For those that bring in non-perishable food items, Library staff will waive up to $25 in existing fines in exchange for the donation.- Advertisement -Each non-perishable food item is worth $5 towards existing fines – to the maximum of $25 waived.Overdue fines and lost fines for items which were lost more than one year ago are eligible for the Food for Fines program. Food for Fines applies to the Public Library owned materials only and does not apply to Interlibrary Loans.And, of course, any of those lost/overdue items can be returned to the Library as well.Advertisement Even if you don’t have fines on your account, the Library says they are happily accepting non-perishable food donations for the FSJ Women’s Resource Society throughout the month of November.The Public Library says fines often act as barriers to their patrons, and they believe removing small fines will encourage customers to come back to the Library and use their services.They also said that it also acts as a way to update patron accounts, as well as help feed those in our community who need it most at the same time.To show how it works, the Public Library has outlined some scenarios and how they will be handled during Food for Fines:Advertisementcenter_img For more information, the Library can be contacted at 250-785-3731.last_img read more

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Eagles defender agrees new three-and-a-half year contract

first_img Joel Ward in action for Crystal Palace 1 Joel Ward has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Crystal Palace.The defender has played every minute in the Premier League for the Eagles this season and his new deal sees him extend his stay at Selhurst Park until 2018.“I’m really pleased,” Ward told Crystal Palace’s official website.“It’s been something that has been talked about a little bit and I’m glad to now put that to the back and just concentrate with my football and I’m delighted to have signed the deal.“The relationship with the gaffer and the club helped. I’m excited for what the next few years have in store.“I love the passion of the club, the fans have been exceptional since I’ve come here and they’ve welcomed me with open arms.“It’s been a joy to play in front of them – especially at home – week in, week out. Even the travelling support’s been incredible.”last_img read more

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Michael Carrick opens up about depression, Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba

first_imgMichael Carrick has urged anyone suffering from depression to talk about it, rather than suffer in silence like he did.The former Manchester United midfielder recently opened up about a two-year depression sparked by his mistake in the 2009 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona.Carrick’s mental health struggles left him desperate to return home from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and he admits nobody knew the true extent of his feelings. BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware huge blow MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Carrick describes Mourinho as an ‘unbelievable’ manager Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Pogba looks to Carrick for inspiration Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won He told talkSPORT: “I was having a bit of a tough time personally in 2009/2010 and it came to a head in South Africa.“At the World Cup in 2010, I was finding it tough and I literally didn’t want to be there.“I remember saying to Lisa, my wife, I just want to come home. Even now when I’m explaining it I find it difficult to understand why I felt like that because it was my dream, but that’s how I was feeling.“I’m quite independent, reserved and stubborn in many ways. I just thought I’d get through it myself. Not many people really knew – my wife Lisa knew a bit, my mum and dad knew a bit, but I didn’t really let on to them because I didn’t want to put it onto them as much. RANKED REVEALED Carrick spoke about his mental health battles in his upcoming autobiograohy ‘Behind the Lines’ “I didn’t really want help. Maybe I should’ve spoken to someone and it would’ve eased how down I was feeling, or whether it would’ve been taken less time to get over it.“Speaking about it would’ve made it easier and I would urge if anyone is going through something similar – pull someone aside and share because it will make things a lot easier.”Carrick, 37, also shed light on the supposedly ‘split personality’ of Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho, who he is currently assisting in the Old Trafford dugout.The United number two draws on similarities between himself and his under-fire boss, suggesting they are both completely different men away from the game. 3 3 3 “I liken him to myself,” Carrick said. “On one side, there’s this personality that’s driven, stubborn, cold, professional. I would go to training and just do everything I could to succeed. It was only winning that mattered.“But then away from that, I’d be the family man, I’d be daddy, I’d be the husband. I’d be playing golf for instance, and if I won, I won, if I didn’t, then whatever.“There’s almost a split personality there. When it comes to football, it’s win at all costs. You’ve got to have that way and Jose’s exactly the same as me.“He’s been nothing but brilliant – to give me the role that he’s given me and to help me. Obviously it’s challenging for me but it’s an unbelievable opportunity and he’s there for me when I’ve needed him. Sometimes from the outside it’s not always as it seems. ADVICE REVEALED “Jose is an unbelievable manager; he’s proven that over many years, there’s not many as good as him for what he’s won.“Yeah, things aren’t exactly what we all want, but time can change that and it’s up to us to do that.”Another contentious character at Man United is star midfielder Paul Pogba, who has previously spoken of Carrick as a mentor.And Carrick, who made 464 appearances in the Red Devils midfield, believes the expectation surrounding the World Cup winner is unfair.“It’s not realistic to pin that all on Paul,” he added. “He’s a terrific player and we all know what Paul can do but it’s not all on him by any means.“I’m enjoying working with the players, I’m enjoying trying to help them.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL MUM ‘TRIED TO PREVENT CRAZED HUSBAND FROM KILLING KIDS’ – TV CLAIM

first_imgEXPERTS on a TV3 documentary have claimed that a crazed father had such control over his Donegal wife, he was able to persuade her to take part in a murder-suicide pact which ended the lives of their two children.The programme – broadcast tonight – concluded that they “would probably never know” how the deaths took place; but that the mum may have struggled at the last minute to get out of the incident.Adrian Dunne (29) was found hanged and his wife Ciara (24) strangled, after their two daughters, Lean (5) and Shania (3) were suffocated in their home in Monageer, Co Wexford, on April 23, 2007. The TV investigation found several factors contributed to Adrian and Ciara Dunne’s decision to end their lives and those of their children.It said the Dunnes may have been devastated by fear and despair at mounting debts and isolation from loved ones.Adrian Dunne had first approached a funeral planner over two weeks before the family were found dead – and visited the planner with his wife.The TV3 team – including a retired Garda – said the couple were in debt to the region of €34,400 to banks and credit unions in Letterkenny, Buncrana and New Ross, as well as to businesses, utilities and individuals. Mike Berry, forensic expert, said he believed that a black eye suffered by Ciara was evidence to him that she may have changed her mind at the last minute and that husband Adrian, who was registered blind, had struck out and killed her.The experts believe a struggle ensued after Ciara tried to prevent the killings from going ahead.Mary Aiken, research psychiatrist, said she believed “a mother’s instinct” had over-riden any loyalty to Dunne and she tried to stop it.“It would appear he was the planner,” said Aiken. “She was a strong defender of him. She was adamant the plan was going ahead…Adrian may have convinced Ciara that she was going to die in a car crash.“It could be that was the case.” The team concluded that while they both planned the deaths, that Adrian was the driving force behind the planning and execution of the deaths of both Ciara and their two children.Gardai, health workers and local priests were alerted when Mr Dunne was driven by his wife to a funeral directors 20 miles away in New Ross to make funeral arrangements for the couple and their two young children.That part of Dunne’s evil plan never came off.Ciara’s family brought her and her two children home to Burt for burial. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL MUM ‘TRIED TO PREVENT CRAZED HUSBAND FROM KILLING KIDS’ – TV CLAIM was last modified: January 25th, 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:buncranaBURTdonegaldunne familyletterkennymurderSUICIDElast_img read more

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Love House Hunting? New iPad App From Realtor.com Rocks

first_imgAbove: A much more expensive house than the one I bought; click for larger viewMy wife and I thought that once we bought a house, our love of looking at homes for sale would be over. Turns out it’s just plain fun to look inside, at the backyards, around the neighborhoods and at the prices of houses available for purchase. I enjoy it, at least, and if you do too – you should check out the free iPad app released by Realtor.com this week. (iTunes link) I think it’s my favorite in the field. I wish we’d had it when we bought our house in Portland, Oregon.Tricia Duryee at AllThingsD wrote about the app first last night and focused on the way it fits into the overall Realtor.com business and realty industry. I think it’s most interesting from a user experience perspective.The app is really solid. It’s intuitive, not too complicated, a joy to use. It’s less feature rich than competitor Trulia on the iPad, and has less neighborhood historical data than Zillow – but Realtor.com’s app feels more responsive and feels like it has the right features for ongoing use. Unlike the other two apps, this one never leads me down a navigation path that ends in frustration. Nor does it introduce abstractions that require much thought to figure out. Not that I mind thinking, but pictures of homes you can’t afford are for perusing, right?All three apps offer something different, though, and if you’re really hunting for a house with an iPad in hand then you’re probably going to want all three installed so you can switch between them to see the different information each offers.You should install Qwiki on your iPad, too, so you can be entertained learning about the neighborhood you’re considering as you shop for your future home. Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Manipur fake encounters: kin allege bribe for settlement

first_imgA court in Thoubal district of Manipur has disposed of a case of alleged extrajudicial killing of a man by a police team in 2011, thanks to the delay in sanction of prosecution from the State government.The family of the victim on Monday alleged that it was fighting the case despite coercions, including a lump sum being offered as “bribe” to withdraw the case.Tampha, the wife of Angousana Athokpam of Bishnupur district who was arrested on February 27, 2011, by a Thoubal district police team and allegedly killed in a fake encounter, told reporters in Imphal that some stranger had come to her home last month and offered her “₹7 lakh for an out-of-court settlement”.“I refused to accept the bribe and told the person that we only want befitting punishment to those personnel who killed my husband in a staged encounter,” she said at a press conference.Tanoubi, Athokpam’s daughter, said the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thoubal, had disposed of her father’s case on Saturday saying it cannot proceed further as the Manipur government has not given the prosecution sanction. “Such prosecution sanctions had already been given in the Imphal East and Imphal West districts,” said Ms. Tanoubi.SC-ordered case She said her father’s “killing” was one of the 39 cases registered on the specific orders of the Supreme Court. The accused in nine such cases have already been chargesheeted. The SC is looking into 1,528 alleged fake encounter cases in Manipur filed by Extrajudicial Execution Victims Families Association Manipur, a group seeking speedy trial in these cases. There has been no explanation from the BJP-led State government as to why no prosecution sanction was issued in Athokpam’s case. The EEVFAM activists are not happy with the court order in the case. Renu Takhellambam, president, EEVFAM, said: “The judgment is not acceptable. How can a man be declared not guilty without a proper trial? People should appeal to the CM to issue the prosecution sanction so that the guilty are punished.”last_img read more

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ScienceShot: The Physics of Usain Bolt

first_imgIn the summer of 2009, during the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set a world record time of 9.58 seconds for the 100-meter dash—but he did so with a slight wind at his back. Now, a new analysis suggests that Bolt’s time without the tailwind would still have been a record-setter. Researchers used weather conditions during the race to estimate Bolt’s coefficient of drag, which is related to his body’s wind resistance. That parameter, along with data about the sprinter’s position (collected by lasers every 0.1 second during the race), suggests that Bolt’s time sans wind assistance would have been 9.68 seconds, the researchers report today in the European Journal of Physics. That’s 0.1 seconds slower than the official result but still good enough to squeak past Bolt’s previous world record time of 9.69 seconds, which he had set at the Beijing Olympics the year before. Race data also show that Bolt sprang from the starting blocks with an acceleration of 9.5 meters per second squared—that’s almost 0.97 g, the acceleration due to Earth’s gravity—and was churning out a whopping 2.6 kilowatts of power (3.5 horsepower) less than 1 second later.last_img read more

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Melindo retains jr fly title by split decision

first_imgA bloodied Milan Melindo knocked down Hecto “Hekkie” Budler in the 12th and final round Saturday night to salvage his International Boxing Federation junior flyweight crown by split decision at Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.Coupled with a strong 11th performance, Melindo, who sustained cuts in both eyes, toppled the tough South African in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 5-way PBA Govs’ Cup race for 3 premium slots Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments In the chief support, Jonas Sultan trounced former world champion Johnriel Casimero by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 115-113.He earned the right to challenge countryman Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF super lightweight title.Other bouts saw a fading Jason Pagara earn a split draw against late replacement James Onyango of Kenya in a welterweight bout and King Arthur Villanueva beat Richie Mepranum by third round technical knockout in a bantamweight tussle.Rising star Kevin Jake Cataraja of Cebu climbed to 7-0 with six KOs following a second round stoppage of Gen. Santos City’s Wiljan Ugbaniel. —ROY LUARCAADVERTISEMENT The Cagayan de Oro native dominated the early goings, but Hekkie found his bearing starting in the fourth and engaged the Filipino in furious exchanges on several occasions.An accidental headbutt produced a cut on Melindo’s left eye, which was compounded by another bloody cut on the right eye in the 10th round.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 openingDespite blurry vision, however, Melindo fought with energy and fury to earn the nod of judges Takeo Harada, 117-110, and Glenn Trowbrudge, 115-112. Judge Carl Zappia saw Budler the winner, 115-113.The 29-year-old Melindo raised his record to 37-2 with 13 knockouts, while Budler, also 29 and also nicknamed “The Hexecutioner.” fell to 31-3 (10 KOs). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Malaysian Airlines crash represents double tragedy for Australian family

first_imgFor one Australian family, the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine has represented an almost unbelievable double tragedy.The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, sending shockwaves around the world from Malaysia to the Netherlands.Malaysian Airline crash: Indian-origin steward among the deadStudents of Al Firdaus high school attend a prayer for their guest teacher John Paulissen who was a passenger on board of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight 17, in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, July 18, 2014. AP PhotoKaylene Mann’s brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, Mann found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on Flight 17.”It’s just brought everyone, everything back,” said Greg Burrows, Mann’s brother. “It’s just …ripped our guts again.”All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengersInternational passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Mike Corder of Associated Press adds.Jason Biggs apologises for insensitive Malaysian flight mishap joke Relatives, friends and colleagues paid tribute Friday to victims even before the airline released their names as it scrambled to contact the next of kin of the victims.People hold candles and place flower tribute outside the Dutch embassy to commemorate victims of Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. AP PhotoA Malaysia Airlines official said 189 of the passengers were Dutch. There were also 29 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians, nine from the United Kingdom, four each from Germany and Belgium, three from the Philippines, one each from Canada and New Zealand and four passengers whose nationalities have yet to be confirmed, said Huib Gorter, the airline’s regional vice president for Europe told reporters at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.Malaysian plane downed: Putin’s sole interest is to punish Ukraine, says NYT Several passengers were traveling to Melbourne, Australia, for the 20th International AIDS conference, which was starting Sunday.advertisementThe Academic Medical Center hospital in Amsterdam said in a statement that two of its staff, including renowned AIDS researcher Joep Lange, a former president of the International AIDS Society, and his colleague Jacqueline van Tongeren were believed to have perished.Modi condoles loss of lives in Malaysian plane tragedy”Joep was a man who knew no barriers,” the hospital said. “He was a great inspiration for everybody who wanted to do something about the AIDS tragedy in Africa and Asia.”A World Health Organization spokesman traveling to the conference was also killed.Most of the victims were Dutch. The flight set off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport during the country’s school summer vacation period and was heading for the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.Malaysian Airline shot down: Tape points finger at Russian separatists In the close-knit fishing town of Volendam, near the Dutch capital, flowers were laid outside a florist’s shop whose owner and her boyfriend also were believed to be among the victims.A handwritten note taped to the storefront above a bunch of orange roses, read: “Dear Cor and Neeltje. This is unwanted, unbelievable and unfair. Rest in peace. We will never forget you.”AI, Singapore flights were close to MH17 before mishap Dutch activist Pim de Kuijer, once a political intern of former Dutch lawmaker Lousewies van der Laan, was also among the dead.On Twitter, Van der Laan called him “a brilliant, inspiring and caring activist fighting for equality and helping AIDS victims around the world.”Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident A Dutch senator, Willem Witteveen of the Labor Party, also died, the Dutch Senate announced.In Kuala Lumpur, a distraught Akmar Mohamad Noor, 67, said her older sister was coming to visit the family for the first time in five years.”She called me just before she boarded the plane and said, ‘See you soon,'” Akmar said.Students at Sydney Catholic school Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart gathered Friday for a special prayer meeting after it was confirmed that Sister Philomene Tiernan, a 77-year-old teacher, was killed.”We’re absolutely devastated. For me, she’s been a great mentor and she’s also a personal friend,” school principal Hilary Johnston-Croke said, her voice breaking with emotion.Another Australian school, Toorak College in Melbourne, was also affected. Teacher Frankie Davison and her husband Liam were on the stricken flight, the school announced.”Our hearts and sympathy goes out to their children Milly and Sam, and family,” the school wrote. “We are devastated by the news of this tragedy.”advertisementThe Minkema College high school in the central Dutch town of Woerden also lost three pupils, all from different families. It didn’t release their identities.The school’s principal, Alice Timmermans, opened the building for students, parents and teachers to console one another.Australian sports clubs also were hit by the tragedy.Victoria state real estate agent Albert Rizk and his wife Maree Rizk were both killed, leaving a hole in a local football club.Phil Lithgow, president of the Sunbury Football Club, said Albert was a member of the club’s committee, Maree was a volunteer in the canteen and their son, James, played on the club’s team.”They were very lovely people, you wouldn’t hear a bad word about them – very generous with their time in the community, very community-minded, and just really very entertaining people to be with,” Lithgow said.Nick Norris, 68, from the Western Australia city of Perth, and his three grandchildren, Mo Maslin, 12, Evie Maslin, 10, and Otis Maslin, 8, were on Flight 17, said David Harries, general manager of the South of Perth Yacht Club – of which Norris was a member.Harries issued a statement on behalf of Norris’ wife, Lindy, that said Nick was an active sailor.”Nick and Lindy are well loved and respected members of the club who contributed selflessly as volunteers for yachting regattas and events,” the club said in a statement.Nick’s grandchildren were also members of the club, along with their parents.English Premier League soccer club Newcastle United said two of its fans who were flying to watch the team’s tour of New Zealand were also among the dead. The club’s website named the supporters as John Alder and Liam Sweeney.Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said “myself and all the players are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news.”A famous Dutch sporting event, the Nijmegen Four Day Walk, also was hit as it passed through the town of Cuijk on what is normally a festive final day.The town’s mayor, Wim Hillenaar, said a family of four, including two staff at the municipality, was “very probably” killed.”You almost can’t grasp the news,” he said. “It fills us all – municipal workers and colleagues – with terrible grief.”Hillenaar said he wouldn’t hand out flowers to the thousands of walkers who take part in the event as he usually does.In Geneva, the World Health Organization said its spokesman Glenn Thomas, a 49-year-old Briton, was killed.Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the UN health agency, said Thomas was traveling to Melbourne to attend the AIDS conference.Hartl said Thomas “will be remembered for his ready laugh and his passion for public health.”In Amsterdam, grieving relatives of the victims gathered in a hotel at Schiphol, kept away from waiting reporters.Dutch cyclists competing in the Tour de France wore black armbands in a show of solidarity with relatives, while a live radio report of the race was cancelled.last_img read more

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