Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee to Meet

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Just because you do not see a “No Parking” sign does not mean it is OK to park on the street in Apopka.  That’s because the Apopka City Council passed a new Parking Ordinance in 2012.  The new ordinance prohibited on-street parking except for “special occasions.”According to the City of Apopka website: “Unless it is otherwise posted or marked, on street parking is prohibited 24 hours a day.”The ordinance does contain an exception.  The on-street parking prohibition does not apply to “family or social gatherings.”The ordinance goes on to define a “family or social gathering as, “…a special occasion such as birthdays, graduation, holidays, or other special events. It is not intended for the routine gathering or meeting whether daily, weekly or monthly.”This portion of the ordinance can be read here.  The entire ordinance can be found here.In May 2013 the City began enforcing the parking ordinance city wide and sent a Parking Ordinance Letter to warn homeowners and HOAs.After many complaints the City temporarily suspended enforcement of the ban on on-street parking in September of 2013.  A special City Council meeting was held in October of 2013 and a Citizen’s Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee was appointed by then-Mayor Land.  The Committee met twice with the Apopka Police Department.  In early 2014 it appeared that recommended changes would be proposed.It has now been more than two years since the last meeting of a Parking Ordinance Committee. For the last two years, on-street parking has been allowed in Apopka unless the Apopka Police Department received a complaint about it.  When complaints are received parking tickets are issued.  This had led to complaints about the Ordinance being made to members of the City Council.Apopka Chief of Police Michael McKinley has invited seven Apopka citizens to serve on a new Parking Ordinance Advisory Committee. The Committee will be chaired by McKinley and APD Captain Randy Fernandez.  The first meeting will be Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Gilliam Training Center (321 East Cleveland Street).According to an email send by McKinley, “At our first meeting on the 18th we will establish how often we will meet and our timeline to complete our review of the ordinance. Once we are done we will submit recommendations to the City.”The Committee meeting is open to the public, but the public will not be allowed to participate, according to McKinley.  They Committee will hear from the public during subsequent meetings. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Police DepartmentParking Ordinance Previous articleOn This Day: Nixon announces trip to ChinaNext articleWant Your Kids to Care? Stop Stressing Them Out… Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Taylor Beach House / SPF: architects

first_imgArchDaily Manufacturers: Daikin, Subzero/Wolf, Calacatta, La Canche, Renlita, Styline, ThermafoilDesign Team:Zoltan E. Pali, Judit M. Fekete-Pali, Jerrold E. LomaxClients:Lawrence Taylor, Christine TaylorEngineering:CW HoweConsultants:Tyler Udall, Tyler Development Corp, Slagle DevelopmentCity:MalibuCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew MombergerRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. SPF:a has completed renovations on the Taylor Beach House, a 1977 home originally designed by noted California modernist Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA (1927-2014). Located along the Malibu, CA coast, the Taylor Beach House is well appointed with 5,000 square feet of modern living space, 50 feet of beach frontage, and unobstructed ocean views from each floor.Save this picture!© Matthew MombergerSPF:a’s work focused on using advances in material technology to enhance the original modernist expressions laid out by Lomax that sought to maximize daylighting within. Thinner window frames were installed, as were high-performance glazing and glass floors. Similarly, a modest roof aperture was replaced with an operable skylight that stretches along the central axis to thoroughly illuminate the core of the residence.Save this picture!© Matthew MombergerSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Matthew MombergerOcean views, too, are afforded through the front-to-rear span of the floors thanks to judiciously positioned transparent walls and partitions and a reinvigorated plan. Other significant modifications included the peeling back of plaster column covers to expose the steel structure within, and more notably, the installation of an architectural metal staircase with glass steps extending from the first floor to the third. An unlikely centerpiece, the brusque aluminum construction brings the home a combination of strength and delicacy, solidity and transparency.Save this picture!© Matthew MombergerAlthough the two-year renovation would see the home stripped down to its studs—every facet brought up to code, upgraded and modernized—the residence presents itself as a more lustrous, streamlined version of its former self. “It was important to me that the renovation not compromise the ideals Jerry imbued; those being minimalism, functionalism, efficiency, and innovation,” says Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, Design Principal at SPF:a. “The resulting transformation is certainly tangible, but this is still very much a Lomax house.”Save this picture!© Matthew MombergerProject gallerySee allShow lessMauritius Commercial Bank / Jean-Francois Koenig ArchitectSelected ProjectsStoke Newington House / Material Works ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Matthew Momberger Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940246/taylor-beach-house-spf-architects Clipboard Projects Taylor Beach House / SPF: architectsSave this projectSaveTaylor Beach House / SPF: architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940246/taylor-beach-house-spf-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Malibu, United States “COPY”center_img Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs 2020 Save this picture!© Matthew Momberger+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share United States Taylor Beach House / SPF: architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSPF:architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalibuOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on May 30, 2020Cite: “Taylor Beach House / SPF: architects ” 30 May 2020. 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Irish community foundation grant giving increases

first_img Tagged with: Funding Ireland Research / statistics Howard Lake | 15 September 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Grant giving by the Community Foundation for Ireland increased from €3.5 million in 2013 to €3.8 million in 2014, according to the latest annual report.Of the total figure of €3.8 million distributed in 2014, €1.1 million came from the Foundation’s own funds while €2.8 came from donor funds.The Community Foundation for Ireland distributes funds on behalf of a wide number of family, business and county donors. One of the biggest county funds is the Tony Ryan Fund for Tipperary which provided €420,000 to education and community organisations.One of the largest company donor funds is provided the business services company, SAP. In 2014 SAP supported causes to the tune of €822,000. The funding was provided through three separate funds. The Ebay Foundation provided €28,000 to health and welfare charities.The LFG Family Fund gave €215,000 to a range of charities, including the Hope Foundation (€50,000), National Concert Hall (€30,000) and Dublin Simon Community (€20,000).The Foundation spent €291,000 on fundraising last year, against €208,000 in 2013. The Foundation’s total funds increased from €39 million to €42 million.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish community foundation grant giving increaseslast_img read more

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Two independent newspapers threatened with closure for not having registered premises

first_img RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two independent newspapers threatened with closure for not having registered premises BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more Vitebsky Kurier, an independent biweekly based in the northeastern city of Vitebsk, appealed to the commercial supreme court on 20 February against an order issued by a lower court on 12 January under which it should be evicted from its premises tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders has learned from Zanna Popova, the head of the company that publishes the newspaper.The biweekly has requested that the eviction order should be stayed until the supreme court issues its ruling. But the supreme court has not yet responded to the appeal and has set no date for a hearing, leaving the newspaper in a limbo, Popova said.“Administrative harassment is commonplace in Belarus,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities have used this method to make it impossible for many independent publications to appear or to be distributed, when they do not shut them down altogether. The privately-owned weekly Den, for example, stopped publishing in 2005 after its contracts to rent premises were repeatedly rescinded.”The press freedom organisation added: “President Alexandre Lukashenko is determined to maintain his control over people’s minds come what may, and the method he has chosen allows him to do this discreetly.”The attempts to evict Vitebsky Kurier began in October. On 12 January, the information ministry gave the newspaper two weeks to register its new premises or risk suspension. It is now in an absurd situation from which there seems no way out – a situation familiar to most independent publications in Belarus. It cannot register an address with the ministry without the consent of the local authorities, which they refuse to give, and it can continue using the address already registered with the ministry because the rental contract has not been renewed.Another independent newspaper, the Minsk-based Nasha Niva, is also threatened with suspension and closure. Its fifth rental contract was rescinded under pressure from the authorities at the start of January. The latest contract was cancelled after secret service agents went to the office of the owner of their premises. The newspaper has been trying in vain to find new offices since April 2006.Nasha Niva was even ready to move to premises outside the capital, but the possibility did not bear fruit. In the meantime, it is using the Minsk offices of the Pen Club but Viktor Guretsky, the head of the information ministry’s licence department, said in an interview to Reporters Without Borders that the newspaper could be closed down if it continues to use a fictitious and unregistered address.Read the 24 January 2007 press release May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayslast_img read more

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CSO has role to play in controlling motor insurance costs – Doherty

first_img Previous articleNew figures show rents continue to rise in DonegalNext articlePolice renew appeal for information on road traffic collision in Derry admin Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the CSO can play a role in keeping down motor insurance costs.He has written to the statistics body urging them to take on a role in collating data from insurance cases so that a true picture of how the industry operates can be arrived at.Deputy Doherty says hundreds of thousands of motorists are receiving massive quote increases while a full and comprehensive data set to justify these increases does not even exist:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/pearseraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By admin – August 23, 2016 Pinterest CSO has role to play in controlling motor insurance costs – Doherty Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Significant increase in those with Covid-19 in hospital in Northwest

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 10, 2021 Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The head of the HSE says Ireland’s health system is under ‘increasing strain’.Paul Reid’s comments come as 1,421 people are now being treated in hospital for Covid-19, while 121 are in intensive care.There’s been a significant increase in those with Covid-19 in hospital in Donegal and the northwest.65 are in Letterkenny University Hospital, almost twice as many as the peak in April.Sligo University Hospital has 30 Positive cases.High infection rates among healthcare staff has raised concern that ICU surge capacity could be impacted, leaving doctors with tough ethical choices.Meanwhile it’s reported some hospital staff have been asked to conserve oxygen over an expected influx in admissions in the coming days.Professor Sam McConkey from the Royal College of Surgeons says the situation is worrying:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/VirusLead1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleGardai in Milford seize €15,000 of Amphetamine and cashNext articleMan charged following suspected cocaine discovery in Lifford News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Significant increase in those with Covid-19 in hospital in Northwest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Remembering Daddy, who gave me wings

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Remembering Daddy, who gave me wings Email the author By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Distracted drivers or driverless cars? By Daniel Sutter Cell phone use and texting while driving have emerged as important safety issues, with states responding by… read more Skipcenter_img Published 6:26 pm Friday, June 13, 2014 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Daddy died on Father’s Day 1983.So, for me “Happy Father’s Day” is an oxymoron.Losing a parent leaves a void in your life that can never be filled. But memories kind of sift down into that hole and keep it from being quite so deep.Around Father’s Day every year, I fall back on memories of Daddy to kind of “shore me up,” so to speak.Daddy wasn’t a talker. He didn’t have much to say except, like Mama said, when you didn’t want to know what he had to say.But he didn’t need to say much. He was the kind of man that walked softly and carried a big stick.Daddy had a quick temper. He would “flare up” without warning but he simmered down in a hurry. Mama was different. Daddy said she could carry a grudge farther than anybody he’d ever seen. Mama didn’t have many grudges to tote but she hung on to them for dear life, as Daddy would say.While Mama kept a peach tree switch on top of the refrigerator at all times and a fly swatter hanging next to the back door, Daddy never whipped me but one time. I was six years old.Aunt Eleanor and my grandmother, Mugi, were spending a few days with us. While they were sitting in the living room with Mama and Daddy talking, I was over on the sofa playing paper dolls that I had cut out of the Sears and Roebuck catalog – the same kind of catalog that Mama had ordered the brand new sofa slipcovers from. The new slipcovers were gray with big, colorful flowers. About the prettiest thing we had.I got so involved in my playing that I just kept putting off the necessary thing – until it was too late. If the embarrassment of the “accident” wasn’t enough, it had happened on Mama’s new sofa slipcover and in front of my aunt, who was about the most special person in the world to me. Then, for the first time in my life, Daddy spanked me. It broke my heart.I promised myself right then and there, that I would never give Daddy another reason to spank me for the rest of my life.I didn’t.  Or, at least, I made sure that I was far enough from home that he wouldn’t know.Growing up, Daddy was my ally.Mama’s apron strings were made of cable steel. There was no cutting them. She saw danger in everything. Daddy, on the other hand, saw danger in nothing.My greatest desire as a 10-year-old was to jump off the high dive at the Brundidge swimming pool.Mama said, no. That I would probably break my neck. Daddy said, “Sure go ahead but, if you do break your neck, don’t tell your mama.”When I graduated from high school, it was Daddy who helped me get a job at Yellowstone National Park. Mama said that summer took 10 years off her life. Daddy responded with a grunt.If it had not been for Daddy, I probably would have been a spinster who spent her days winding strings into balls.As the saying goes, Daddy gave me wings.Looking back, I know that Daddy had wings, too. He knew when to fly and when to come back to down to earth. He was a pilot during World War II and, when he came home, he was content to be a husband and a father.“I’ve been everywhere I wanted to go,” he would say when we tried to get him to go somewhere. “Y’all go on. I’ll be here watching ‘Perry Mason.’”Knowing Daddy was “there” was a great comfort. He went about life in his quiet way. He didn’t say much but we always knew that he cared. He had his ways of showing love. Often the love was expressed with a little brown paper sack filled with candy or a pat on the head. But most often, it was with a wink of the eye and the assurance to “Go ahead just don’t tell your mama.”I did and I didn’t.Thanks for my wings, Daddy. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Inside the international manhunt for Martin Luther King Jr.’s killer

first_imgABC News(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Thousands of FBI agents spent months hunting down every lead looking for Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassin, but the final crack in the case came almost by accident.King was fatally shot nearly 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, while standing on a motel balcony in Memphis. The massive manhunt for his killer, James Earl Ray, started shortly after he fired his rifle from the bathroom of a nearby boarding house.As the FBI launched into what would turn into a two-month, international manhunt, the country started to burn.Riots and unrest were reported in more than 100 cities following King’s death, with the most damage reported in Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. According to the Washington Business Journal, the nation’s capital sustained $27 million in damages at the time, which equates to $193.4 million in 2018 dollars.The urgency to catch King’s killer was real, and the now-50-year-old saga remains one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history.From examining thousands of fingerprints by hand to tracing down a new technique used by a small number of laundromats after a lead found in the seam of discarded underwear, agents worked through a seemingly endless stream of leads as the world waited for the killer to be caught.“I would say it’s probably one of the largest criminal investigations in the history of the bureau, no question,” said Ray Batvinis, a former FBI agent who worked in the bureau at the time but was not directly assigned to the case.The shooterThough there have been decades of conspiracy theories surrounding King’s death, part of the trouble that came in the early stages of the investigation stemmed from the fact that there were a number of names associated with different parts of the crime.One name was used to check into Bessie Brewer’s rooming house in Memphis, across the street from the Lorraine Motel, where King and his associates were staying.Another name was used a week before the shooting to buy a rifle in Birmingham, Ala., which was later exchanged for the weapon used in the King shooting.And then there was the name that authorities would eventually tie to both: James Earl Ray, the man ultimately identified to be the shooter.Ray had accrued a criminal rap sheet that included burglary, armed robbery and mail fraud well before his path crossed with King. He escaped from a state prison in Missouri the year before King’s assassination by sneaking out of the premises in a bread truck.“He used 17 different aliases over the course of his criminal career,” author Hampton Sides told ABC News.Sides, who wrote the book “Hellhound On His Trail” about the manhunt, called Ray “a very mysterious and a really hard person to pin down.” He added that he doubts many know that Ray was “a convict who had escaped from a prison and who had traveled all over America.”Endless leadsThe ensuing search for King’s shooter started in Memphis but led across the country as investigators started tracking Ray’s prior movements, hoping to learn as much as possible about the man who killed the country’s best known civil rights leader.Sides said that more than 3,000 agents investigated the case, following thousands of leads and thousands of anonymous tips, making it “the largest manhunt in American history up to that point.”The intricacy of some of the leads that they followed shows how agents were grasping for any and all clues to find the killer.One came in the form of an unusual number, stamped onto the shell of a transistor radio found in the room the shooter had rented.Sides said investigators later determined it was the prison number Ray had been issued when he was in the Missouri State Penitentiary.“He had bought this radio in the canteen and before they issued him the radio they stamped [the number on],” Sides said. Another lead was the “almost microscopic number in the inseam” of a pair of undershorts found in the boarding house room.The number ended up being a part of a new technique that certain laundromats had started using to identify customers.“Armies of guys ended up in Los Angeles, scouring every laundromat in southern California,” Sides said.One reason for the significant manpower stemmed from the fact that the search happened in the era before computers, meaning that every step had to be handled by hand.When it came to running the fingerprints off the gun that was found tossed in the street near the site of the shooting, that meant there were “armies” of fingerprint analysts “just eyeballing and comparing them” to the fingerprints of “every known felon who was on the lamb or had escaped from any prison or skipped bail,” Sides said.Eventually, one of the prints matched, finally connecting the shooter to the convict who had escaped from the Missouri State Penitentiary.On his trailRay got out of Memphis in his white Mustang, according to archives from the House investigation, and was headed at first toward New Orleans before changing direction after hearing radio reports about the police search for King’s killer.“After his flight from the immediate scene, the evidence established, moreover, that he drove for 11 hours to Atlanta, Ga., where he abandoned his automobile, picked up laundry, hastily packed some belongings at Garner’s rooming house, and then fled north to Canada,” the report in the National Archives states.He rode a Greyhound bus to get from Atlanta to Detroit, and then a taxi to cross the border into Canada.The pull toward the neighbors to the north was not only to evade American authorities but also because it had been a haven for him in the past where he had some contacts and was able to obtain false identification.“It was very, very easy to get a passport in Canada at that time. It was an extremely trusting place,” Sides told ABC News.Ray told investigators that he went to a public library in Canada and looked up birth announcements from the same year that he was born. From there, The Toronto Star reported that he took some of those names, looked up their current addresses, surveilled the homes and looked for physical similarities between him and the prospects.The paper reported that he went on to call the individuals he thought looked similar enough to ask if they had recently filed for a passport.That’s how Ray ended up using a Canadian passport under the name Ramon George Snyed, a picture of which is included in the James Earl Ray exhibit at the Shelby County Register of Deeds. From Canada, Ray went to London, though Sides said there were indications he planned to move on from there. Sides said it was “hard to really know what [Ray] was ever doing because he lied so much. But it was very clear that he was trying to get to South Africa or Rhodesia.”Rhodesia, which was the former name of the country that is now Zimbabwe, would have likely been an attractive destination because they did not have an extradition policy with the U.S. and, Sides said, it “doesn’t hurt that it was a white supremacist state.”After arriving in London on May 6, Ray went to Lisbon, Portugal, the following day, which many believe was an effort to make his way toward Africa. After reportedly missing a boat toward his ultimate destination, he returned to England and struggled to figure out his next steps.In the following weeks, he tried and failed to rob a jewelry store, and then robbed a local bank but didn’t make off with much. The moment he was caughtOn June 8, 1968, it had been more than two months after King was killed when a customs officer in London’s Heathrow Airport spotted a customer who had two Canadian passports as he tried to check in for a flight headed for Belgium.“The officer who detained him had no idea he was James Earl Ray,” Sides said.Ray was at the airport attempting to buy a ticket to Brussels when the customs officer saw he had a second Canadian passport and asked him about it. Sides said both passports were under the name Ramon George Snyed, but one had a typo, prompting the customs officer to look into it. He found the name on the printed “watch and detain” list, and so he did just that.British police from Scotland Yard interrogated Ray and that’s when his true identity was realized. Bill Baker was an FBI agent in northern Florida at the time of the case and he worked at the bureau for 26 years before retiring as the assistant director in the criminal investigative division. He recalled how “we were all relieved” after hearing about Ray’s capture.Then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover “sent one of the largest guys we have in the FBI to go pick him up from the British police and bring him back to this country,” he said.The tense personal history that existed between Hoover and King before the civil rights leader’s death reportedly played a role in the scrutiny that the FBI was under during the course of the manhunt.“The FBI had done everything it could possibly do to smear Martin Luther King and ruin this [civil rights] movement, but once this manhunt got started, you began to see the FBI doing its job,” Sides said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Man whose estranged wife, daughter allegedly killed son in murder spree wants them in jail for life

first_imgBucks County District Attorney’s Office(MORRISVILLE, Pa.) — A North Carolina man is speaking out after his son was killed, allegedly by his own daughter and estranged wife.Shana Decree, 45, and her daughter, Dominique Decree, 19, allegedly killed five of their relatives whose bodies were found in the Decrees’ Morrisville, Pennsylvania, apartment Monday, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said.They are accused of killing Shana Decree’s children Naa’Irah Smith, 25, and Damon Decree Jr., 13, as well as Shana Decree’s sister Jamilla Campbell, 42, and Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen, prosecutors said.Damon Decree Sr. is the estranged husband of Shana Decree and the father of Dominique Decree and 13-year-old victim Damon Decree Jr.“I want to see them in jail for the rest of their life,” Damon Decree Sr. told ABC Raleigh station WTVD-TV of his wife and daughter.Jason Harris, superintendent of the district where Damon Decree Sr.’s slain son, Damion Decree Jr., went to school, said the 13-year-old “made me smile.”“I knew him personally. He had a close group of friends — they’re really hurting,” Harris told ABC News.The district is bringing in counselors and therapy dogs to help grieving students and staff, he said.“We’re helping our kids process their feelings in a healthy way,” the superintendent said. “If a staff member or a student is not feeling well, they have an opportunity to talk to somebody … and process their feelings.”Damon Decree Sr. said he had been calling children’s services and the police for the last month to respond to the Morrisville home.“We’ve been calling and checking and doing everything we needed to do,” Damon Decree Sr. told WTVD-TV. “Every time they went, from my perspective at least, they said the kids were safe and it’s nothing we could do.”A Bucks County District Attorney spokesperson told ABC News he had no comment on the father’s claim that police had been called to the home.Bucks County Children and Youth workers had responded to the apartment Monday, but there was no response at the door, court documents said. A caseworker contacted an apartment complex maintenance worker who went inside the home and found the victims, the document said.Shana Decree and Dominique Decree each face five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, prosecutors said.They were both arraigned Tuesday and held without bail, prosecutors said.Shana Decree allegedly “told police that everyone at the apartment, including the nine-year-olds and the thirteen-year-old, wanted to die,” according to court documents. “Shana advised that all, including the children, were talking about suicide.” A motive is unclear, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub told reporters Tuesday.“We’re working on some theories, but it wouldn’t be fair for me to speculate,” Weintraub said.Weintraub also said he would not comment on potentially incriminating statements.Both suspects have preliminary hearings set for March 5. No attorneys are listed for either suspect.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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