How to squeeze more out of UK plc

first_img How to squeeze more out of UK plc whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ ONE of the most influential books in America today – Tyler Cowen’s The Great Stagnation – argues that technological innovation peaked in 1873 (yes, you read that right). Most of the progress of the past 100 years has come from the application of innovations made prior to 1914, he says; what we now think of as dramatic, revolutionary discoveries (the internet, mobile phones, some new medicines) are in fact less life-transforming than previous, truly colossal breakthroughs such as the invention of the internal combustion engine, electricity, the telephone or penicillin. This, Cowen argues, helps to explain why the West is grinding to a halt in terms of productivity growth and incomes. Whether Cowen is right or not is fundamental to the future of humanity. But here is the good news: it doesn’t matter much in the short term. Britain’s problems are more prosaic. There are lots of lowish-hanging fruit to be picked in a system as sick as ours; a few sensible yet radical policies could trigger a productivity explosion, regardless of global technological change or lack thereof. The first reform is loosening planning laws to boost the supply of housing, keeping a lid on prices and freeing vast amounts of resources to be spent on other things. The second is cutting marginal tax rates, especially on income: as the Adam Smith Institute documents today, we are now at a stage where tax is reducing economic activity. Third, there needs to be fewer regulations: the avalanche of red tape, including a flurry of costly regulations on business this year, is acting as a major break on private sector growth and investment. Last but not least, the public sector needs to be reduced in size and made more efficient. The gains to be had from increasing the efficiency of health, education and other services are immense and would transform the UK. Productivity fell by a cumulative 3.4 per cent in the public sector during the Blair years, against a 28 per cent gain in the private sector. Even then, some of the figures are exaggerated: better GCSE results are classified as an increase in government output (and thus as a rise in GDP) even if caused by grade inflation. The Centre for Economics and Business Research calculates that taxation could be £58bn a year lower had the public sector achieved private sector levels of productivity improvements. One reason for the public sector’s appalling inefficiency, as a Centre for Policy Studies paper out today explains, is that it has failed to capture economies of scale that usually accompany growth. A school that goes from 100 to 200 teachers shouldn’t require a doubling in the number of administrators to cope. As spending goes up, the front-line component of the workforce should expand more rapidly than the back office. Yet the opposite happened.What is obvious is that growth can no longer come from debt. Between 2000 and 2007, nominal GDP rose 44 per cent while property prices jumped 131 per cent, outstanding mortgage amounts 121 per cent and unsecured lending 110 per cent. Debt-financed “stimulus” has also run its course: the return on hundreds of billions of state expenditure has been astonishingly poor. The only answer is for Britain to increase its productivity and get more out of its resources. For that, we don’t need a scientific revolution – just a proper pro-growth set of policies. Over to you, [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath Wednesday 9 March 2011 8:59 pmlast_img read more

Sun Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgSun Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Sun Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img

Stephen Ferris to start for Ulster v Biarritz

first_imgReplacements (16-23) Nigel Brady, Bryan Young, Declan Fitzpatrick, Tim Barker, Chris Henry, Paul Marshall, Ian Whitten, David McIlwaine TAGS: Ulster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The match is not yet sold out and tickets are still available. Ulster Rugby would advise supporters coming to the game (gates open 2pm) to avoid parking in the immediate vicinity of the Ravenhill Grounds where restrictions may be in place, and instead make use of the Park ‘n’ Ride facilities at Pirrie Park and along Montgomery Road.For supporters interested in using public transport from the city centre, there is also a Translink Metro service running from Chichester Street to Forestside along the Cregagh Road, which stops at Onslow Parade and from there it is just a short walk to the ground. Journey time is approx 10-12 minutes, for more details visit (15-9) Adam D’Arcy; Andrew Trimble, Nevin Spence, Paddy Wallace, Simon Danielli; Ian Humphreys, Ruan Pienaar (1-8) Tom Court, Rory Best (Captain), BJ Botha, Johann Muller, Dan Tuohy, Stephen Ferris, Willie Faloon, Pedrie Wannenburg The Ulster team and replacements to face Biarritz tomorrow in the crucial Round 5 Heineken Cup pool game at Ravenhill (ko 3.30pm) has been named.There are just two changes to the starting line-up from that which defeated Treviso at Ravenhil last Friday.Dan Tuohy starts in the second row with Tim Barker moving to the bench while Stephen Ferris, who made a successful return from injury, coming off the bench last week, starts on the blind-side flank with Chris Henry providing cover.With qualification for the quarter-final stage of the Heineken Cup competition still very much in Ulster’s hands, Saturday’s match against Biarritz represents one of the most important games in Ulster’s history, a win ensuring that Brian McLaughlin’s men are still very much in contention, ahead of their trip to Aironi next Saturday, for a quarter-final spot.last_img read more

Elizabeth Molitors named rector at Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee

first_imgElizabeth Molitors named rector at Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee Posted May 22, 2013 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. The Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee, Illinois, is delighted to welcome as its 7th rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Molitors. Installation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m.Molitors comes to us from her position of associate rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where she has served for past three years. Molitors is originally from Ohio, where she graduated from Miami University with a BA and later earned her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. Molitors entered discernment to become a priest during her time as an active lay leader at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton. She graduated from Seabury Seminary with her master’s degree in divinity in 2009. She served as seminarian at Grace Episcopal Church in Chicago prior to moving to St. Mark’s. Comments (1) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curt Zimmerman says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags May 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm Congratulations to Elizabeth. I’m so glad the conversations begun 10 years have moved you to this place. You will definitely be a blessing in your new faith community. Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs People Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Percy Montgomery’s nightmare vs Clermont

first_imgTuesday May 20, 2008 Percy Montgomery’s nightmare vs Clermont With the ever increasing amount of Southern Hemisphere players plying their trade all across Europe, it’s always interesting to follow up and see how they’ve been doing playing for their new club. I was sent this footage recently of Springbok World Cup winner Percy Montgomery having an absolute nightmare for his club Perpignan in the south of France. The game was against Clermont in the Top 14 and as you’ll see by this clip, Percy had a few embarrassing moments, namely getting shoved aside by big Napolioni Nalaga , dropping a high ball which resulted in a try, and getting involved amongst the rough stuff with the forwards for whatever reason. Percy looked far from happy, particularly with the hair pulling, but this isn’t really a fair reflection of his season I’m sure. And with him more than likely returning home to play for his country soon, I’m willing to bet this was just a random off day and that he’ll be back to his best in no time. It was however quite funny to see the treatment he received from the Clermont forwards, who clearly weren’t happy with the amount of bleach that entered the driving maul.Disclaimer: Under no circumstances does Rugbydump condone the pulling of back line players’ hair on the rugby field. While it’s funny to see and not experience, if you do it on the field you will be penalised, and possibly punched in the ribs. So be responsible and play by the rules at all times. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Percy Montgomery’s nightmare vs Clermont | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Autoworkers speak out against concessions

first_imgSeveral dozen autoworkers expressed their feelings at the “Autoworker Speakout” in Detroit on Aug. 23. This annual event, organized by the rank-and-file advocacy group “Autoworker Caravan,” is an opportunity for autoworkers to voice their anger about the concessions they have made and the record profits at Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. This year workers talked about the contracts between the United Auto Workers and the Detroit Three, which expire in the middle of September.“I’m here because I care about eliminating two-tier, I care about eliminating the alternative work schedule, and I care about moving forward,” said Alex Wassell, a member of UAW Local 869 at Chrysler Warren Stamping near Detroit.“My grandparents came from Alabama to work for GM. My family members have 600 years at GM,” said Antwann Green, from Local 659 in Flint. “This ain’t what my family fought for.”Many of those who spoke were third- and fourth-generation autoworkers. Much of what their grandparents fought for — through long strikes to win union recognition, decent wages, benefits and pensions — has been taken away in recent contracts.The autoworkers’ union fought for “equal pay for equal work.” Now one of the most objectionable concessions, introduced into auto contracts in 2007, is two-tier pay. Workers hired after October 2007 make at best two-thirds the pay of their higher-seniority counterparts for the same work. Several speakers pointed out that we also have to address unequal benefits and the fact that second-tier workers don’t get a pension.The cost of living allowance, negotiated over 60 years ago to protect wages against inflation, was taken away in 2009 during the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies. Since then, this concession has cost autoworkers $4.10 an hour in pay. The annual improvement factor, won around the same time as COLA to compensate workers for their ever-increasing productivity, was taken away in 2007. Now the majority of autoworkers haven’t had a raise in 10 years.Alternative work schedules and mandatory overtime are key issues. AWS force a majority of workers to labor every Saturday for 10 hours, for which they are paid straight time. The overtime premium is only paid after 40 hours in a week, which is mandatory under the Fair Labor Standards Act, but not after eight hours in a day, as had been required under the contract until 2009.The overwhelming majority of workers at the meeting raised their hands when asked if they would vote “no” on a contract that didn’t get rid of the ­two-tier wage system. As they have done in the past, activists in the room were prepared to campaign in their plants for a no vote if necessary. Judy Wraight, a retired Local 600 Ford worker, described the 2009 campaign against mid-contract concessions. Ford did not declare bankruptcy, but wanted the same givebacks that had been squeezed out of GM and Chrysler workers. The concessions were rejected resoundingly.Workers listened to presentations about autoworkers in Mexico, striking GM workers in Brazil and Colombian GM workers who had been fired.Workers discussed the fact that they might need to strike to get a decent contract. “Be prepared to take to the streets,” said Scott Houldieson, vice president of Local 551 at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant. “That’s the only way we got anything in the past.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Birthday events in Philadelphia say: Let Mumia OUT

first_imgAn international coalition of groups supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal held events April 23-25 to commemorate his 67th birthday (April 24) and call for his freedom. Mumia has been unjustly incarcerated for nearly 40 years. His health has deteriorated due to the harsh conditions he has endured under an unjust carceral system. He is currently hospitalized following triple bypass surgery on April 20. ( for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Center City Philadelphia, April 24.The People for Mumia, a virtual event April 23, kicked off the weekend. Activists, musicians, writers and youth shared why Mumia is important to their movement for social and racial justice. Speakers and performers included Mike Africa Jr., Susan Abulhawa, Angela Davis, Marc Lamont Hill, Robin D.G. Kelley, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Morello, Albert Woodfox, Erica Caines, Santiago Alvarez, Monica Moorehead and more. On April 24, over 1,000 people gathered in Philadelphia for a rally and march. “Taking It to the Streets for Mumia” began at City Hall across from where the statue of racist Frank Rizzo was removed in 2020 due to public outcry against his brutal legacy. Dr. Johanna Fernandez spoke against the corrupt legal system and explained how the Philadelphia police worked “hand in glove” with the prosecution and racist judge in Mumia’s 1982 trial. Evidence has surfaced indicating the prosecution bribed a key witness. Pam Africa gave news of Mumia’s health, after having spoken briefly with Mumia earlier in the day. He is still hospitalized, but said he is beginning his recovery by taking some short walks. He confirmed he is shackled while in his bed. Mumia’s medical advisor Dr. Ricardo Alvarez traveled from California to speak at the event.Mumia’s brother, Keith Cook, traveling from North Carolina, told the gathering that they must continue to fight until his brother is free. YahNé Ndgo, Immortal Technique and Ellect performed, and the crowd sang along to Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday.” Speakers included Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Immortal Technique.Susan Abulhawa connected the struggle for Black liberation with the free Palestine movement. Her thoughts about Mumia’s character and spirit inspired: “Mumia teaches us what it is to be free in our minds. He was a Black man who was too free, and that is why they locked up his body.” Dr. Suzanne Ross spoke about the U.N. Human Rights Commission’s support for Mumia. Events calling for Mumia’s release were held in France, Germany, Mexico, French Guiana, Britain and the Netherlands, and in several U.S. cities April 24. A powerful moment came when Janine Africa, Janet Africa, Sekou Odinga, Jihad Abdul-Mumit and Kazi Toure, five liberated political prisoners, stood together on the stage. The group has spent a combined over 150 years behind bars. Protests continue, West Philadelphia, April 25.The rally moved into the streets for a spirited march from City Hall to the Art Museum, carrying banners and signs and shutting down traffic along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.The march stopped at the site of last year’s houseless encampment, calling attention to the city’s inability to provide basic services to the most vulnerable. Fired by Amazon for speaking up for workers rights, Chris Smalls, with the Congress of Essential Workers, called for support of Amazon workers organizing. The rally continued on the Art Museum steps. Larry Holmes spoke about how Frank Rizzo, “the most racist police chief,” waged war on the Black Panthers, MOVE and the entire Black community in Philadelphia. Janine Africa warned that we must not let the police kill Mumia like they killed the incarcerated MOVE family members Phil Africa and Merle Africa. Delbert Africa was freed, but succumbed only six months after his release to illness caused by inadequate health care during his incarceration. Performers included Dominque London and the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Basiymah Muhammad Bey from the United Negro Improvement Association also spoke.Travelling from Boston mYia X raised the memory of Winnie Mandela and Shaka Sankofa and borrowed from the words of Ella Baker, saying “We who believe in freedom, cannot rest until we bring Mumia home.” Jamal Hart, Mumia’s grandson, called on the younger members in the crowd to take up the fight to free Mumia. Calling for his grandfather to spend his next birthday surrounded by his family and friends, he chanted: “No more birthdays in prison.” The coalition sponsored events in West Philadelphia April 25 honoring Walter Wallace Jr., murdered by Philadelphia police six months ago in 2020, and Russell Maroon Shoatz, imprisoned since 1972 and suffering from stage 4 cancer. Members of Shoatz’s and Wallace’s families participated in the event that kicked off a community cleanup at the Maroon Garden, followed by a march to Malcolm X Park for a speakout. Food Not Bombs Solidarity provided snacks and water for the events on both days.Visit or for more information on Mumia’s health, endorsers or upcoming events.Photo Credit: Joe PiettePhoto Credit: Joe PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

And Action! Call for Producers and Directors for ENGINE Shorts Film…

first_imgEmail Print Twitter Advertisement EntertainmentFilmLifestyleLimerickNewsAnd Action! Call for Producers and Directors for ENGINE Shorts Film SchemeBy Sarah Carr – March 25, 2021 71 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSENGINE Short Film SchemeKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleLISTEN: Tadhg Beirne hoping to build on Ireland form against LeinsterNext articleFinal call for Ireland’s best astronomy photographs from Limerick Sarah Carr ENGINE Shorts film scheme is seeking expressions of interest from local producers and directors who would like to join the 15 shortlisted projects.This new ambitious training and production scheme for emerging film talent in the mid-west region is run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick and aims to inspire and support up-and-coming writers, directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging world-class short films that resonate with a wide international audience.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ENGINE Shorts is a partnership between the Local Authorities in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary and the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.The shortlisted projects are currently going through a supported development process with training and support from Film in Limerick.Following this stage, teams will pitch to an industry panel and up to six projects will receive funding of €12,500 each to make a short film.We now are calling for applications to fill 11 producer and four director spots on the teams.An online lunchtime webinar for any interested producers and directors is being held on Monday 29 March at 1pm, when you will be able to hear shortlisted teams pitch their ideas and have the opportunity to contact projects directly afterwards and potentially join one of the teams.Sign up here.You must be primarily based in either Limerick, Tipperary or Clare to apply.Interested producers should have previous experience producing film or another art form and/ or have a strong interest in pursuing a career in producing.Interested directors must have previous film directing experience that demonstrates experience of working with actors and a strong sense of visual style.We will also consider individuals with experience in other art forms who are looking to move into directing film.Speaking about this unique opportunity, Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager at Film in Limerick, said, “ENGINE Shorts is delighted to welcome emerging producers and directors from the region to join the teams developing their projects and pitching for funding. This is a great opportunity for new talent to access training and funding to produce a short film and fast-track their career ambitions.” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebooklast_img read more

Accused in shooting booked into Ector County jail

first_img Accused in shooting booked into Ector County jail Previous articleJoven first Hispanic mayor of OdessaNext article3 hospitals join forces for POWER Initiative Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook CrimeFelony ArrestsLocal News WhatsApp Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook The two women who were reportedly arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that happened Dec. 6 after they failed to call emergency services for the victim before fleeing the city of Odessa were booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on Tuesday. Hayley Staggs, 32, and Jennifer Portillo, 38, were each charged with murder, a first-degree felony, as they were arrested in Texarkana and later extradited to Ector County. Staggs was booked into ECLEC at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, while Portillo was booked at 7:58 p.m., jail records show. Both women have one bond totaling $100,000 and were still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon. Staggs and Portillo were reportedly involved in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Crystal Araiza as the two women witnessed the shooting, drug the victim’s body out of their car, left the victim’s body in the street, failed to report the shooting to emergency services, cleaned their vehicle of the evidence and then fled the city of Odessa to Texarkana. Staggs and Portillo are the second and third subjects who were arrested in the fatal shooting of Araiza. Damien Dubree Smith, 38, was charged with murder, a first-degree felony, on Monday evening. In addition to the murder charge, he was charged with evading arrest with previous conviction, a state jail felony, and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor, jail records show. Smith also has two charges out of Ward County, which include going off bond for possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony, and failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Smith has bonds totaling $220,000 and was still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon. The fatal shooting happened around 2 a.m. Dec. 6 in the 500 block of N. Lauderdale Avenue, an OPD affidavit stated. The victim was identified as Araiza as her body was found directly across the street from the house Smith was paroled out to. Officers saw a gunshot wound to the left side of her face. Investigation reportedly showed that recent Facebook conversations and phone calls in the victim’s phone with a subject named “Damien Du’bree Smith” and “Haley Portillo.” Smith stated he was going to have Araiza picked up at 1:30 a.m. and Araiza gave “Haley” her location to have them pick her up and further told them to contact Smith. Detective identified “Haley Portillo” as Hayley Staggs. The messages between Araiza, Smith and Staggs were over drugs and they were to meet up to make the deal. Staggs was reportedly interviewed by detectives and she stated that she and her girlfriend, Jennifer Portillo, picked up Araiza from the address provided to her through Facebook Messenger. Staggs stated they were driving a black Kia four door when they picked up Araiza. Staggs stated they were told by Smith to take Araiza to his residence in the 500 block of N. Lauderdale Avenue, the affidavit detailed. Smith reportedly got into Staggs’ vehicle and he was upset at Araiza over a shortage of money that was owed to him. Staggs stated she saw Smith put a firearm to Araiza’s face and shoot her in the left side of her face. Staggs detailed during her interview that after the shooting Smith fled the scene and she and Portillo drug Araiza’s body out of the car and left her on the street, the affidavit stated. Staggs stated they fled the scene and went to a friend’s house in Odessa and got cleaning supplies. Staggs and Portillo reportedly started to clean their vehicle of the blood and evidence. Staggs and Portillo left Odessa and fled to Texarkana. Staggs also stated they found a shell casing in the vehicle and threw it out in a parking lot of a gas station in Snyder. TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – December 16, 2020 Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Car sought in relation to Ballyliffin burglary found in Derry

first_img Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous article22 year old man abducted and assaulted in StrabaneNext articleOrthopaedic patients are suffering because of bed shortage- O’Rourke News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – August 11, 2017 center_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A Dublin registered Hyundai Coupe that was being sought following a burglary at the Ballyliffin Townhouse on Wednesday night has been located.The car was found intact by the PSNI on the outskirts of Derry, and is being technically examined.Gardai say they are working closely with the PSNI as the investigation progresses.Inspector David Murphy says the help of the public has been very important in this investigation…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Car sought in relation to Ballyliffin burglary found in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitterlast_img read more