Male body discovered at Newtown

first_img Share 3635 Views   no discussions LocalNews Male body discovered at Newtown by: Dominica Vibes News – September 1, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! The police are investigating the discovery of a male body in the Newtown area. A top police official has confirmed that the body of Victor Harve, alias ‘Softy’, 63, of Newtown was discovered on Tuesday 1 September 2015. Harve was reported missing on Monday 31 August 2015. According to information from the police, Harve, who was known to be epileptic, was last seen on Friday 28 August, one day after Tropical Storm Erika struck Dominica by surprise. “His lifeless body was found lying face down in some grassy area behind Fatima Church… there were no marks or signs of violence on his body,” the police source said.last_img read more

Rohr, 25 Super Eagles players honour Keshi at second memorial lecture

first_imgSuper Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, led no fewer than 25 players in the team’’ camp in Asaba to the 2nd Stephen Keshi Memorial Lecture held in the Delta capital on Friday.Keshi died in June 2017 and the memorial lecture was instituted by the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers.The eagles are currently camping in Asaba ahead of the friendly match with the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Saturday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Rohr, at the sideline of the event, lauded the qualities of late Keshi and told newsmen that he (Keshi) made a mark in Nigerian football and abroad, as a player and a coach.He expressed delight that the lecture held at a time when the Eagles were camping in Asaba ahead of the African Nations Cup tournament beginning on June 21 in Egypt, and for a friendly match with Zimbabwe in Asaba.“I commend the association of professional footballers for keeping a date with Keshi. Such association is necessary to seek the welfare of members after retirement from active play.“It is important that I bring all the players here as a mark of respect and honour to Keshi,’’ Rohr said.The Chairman, Delta Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa, said that the lecture was to expose the younger generation to the times and achievements of Keshi, which made the state government name Asaba Township Stadium after him.He said the lecture was a pointer to the fact that all players must prepare for life after football, adding that it may be challenging to those who failed to prepare for their future.According to him, like Keshi, the footballers must be dedicated, be objective and have a clear vision of what legacies they will leave behind.“Keshi started as a footballer, became the captain of the team, and later a coach of the Super Eagles, which he played for.’’On his part, General Secretary of NANF, Austin Popo, said the occasion was to keep alive the legacies and memory of Keshi.He said that the lecture was among the promises the new leadership made after their election in 2018 to reposition the players’ union to truly represent and promote players’ right and interest in Africa and the world.“The annual Stephen Keshi memorial lecture and the youth football tournament is one of such programmes.“We are already discussing plans on how both bodies can make the second edition of the Stephen Keshi U-17 and U-21 national football tournament a success, with Delta government providing support,’’ he said.Meanwhile, the Zimbabwean team comprising 25 players and eight technical crew arrived at the Hampton Hotel, Asaba, on Friday at about 11.30 am for the Saturday encounter.According to the Zimbabwean Coach, Sunday Chidzambwa, the team is here to play and learn from the more experienced Nigerian Super Eagles.The theme of the memorial lecture is “Life after Football: What Does the Country Owe Our Ex-Internationals?”last_img read more

Vigil held for teen who died after insurance company finally decided to pay for liver transplant

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonFamily members said messages and telephone calls from across the nation and around the world have been received, mostly to give their condolences, said Raffi Ganoumian, Nataline’s cousin.“We are taking everything as it comes,” Ganoumian said. “Everyones thoughts are going out to the family.”Attorney Mark Geragos, who attended the vigil, has said he would pursue a civil case against CIGNA Healthcare, for her death.He also plans to ask the district attorney to press murder or manslaughter charges against against the insurance company.The District Attorney’s office has yet to comment. ENCINO – Hundreds of people gathered inside an Encino school auditorium tonight, for a memorial service and candle light vigil for a 17-year-old girl who died hours after her health insurer reversed its previous decision and said it would pay for a liver transplant.Family members and friends remembered Nataline Sarkisyan at the Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary and Ferrahian High School, just days after the Northridge girl died.Members of the Armenian Youth Federation, who organized the vigil, lined up to remember the teen with the bright eyes, who was an active member of their organization before she became ill.“This was our way to get those who knew Nataline to say their peace, to say what they remember about her, and to let her know that we will be here for her family,” said Levon Demirjian, chairman of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the organization. Nataline died Thursday at about 6 p.m. at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center. She had been in a vegetative state for weeks before she was taken off life support at 5:20 p.m. with the family’s approval.She had been battling leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant from her brother. She developed a complication, however, that caused her liver to fail.Doctors at UCLA determined she needed a transplant and sent a letter to CIGNA on Dec. 11. The Philadelphia-based health insurance company denied payment for the transplant, saying the procedure was experimental and outside the scope of coverage.About 150 teenagers and nurses had protested outside CIGNA’s office in Glendale on Thursday. As the protesters rallied, the company reversed its decision and said it would approve the transplant.A statement was released by CIGNA on Friday.“Their loss is immeasurable, and our thoughts and prayers are with them,” the statement said. “We deeply hope that the outpouring of concern, care and love that are being expressed for Nataline’s family help them at this time.”Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale, family members said.160Want 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