Teacher’s body found hanging in apartment

first_img– lover arrested A 26-year-old teacher attached to the Goed Fortune Secondary School was on Wednesday afternoon found dead in a house at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.Dead is Tishaun Bess who was found hanging from the roof in the home which she shared with her lover.Dead: Tishaun BessAccording to relatives, Bess was last seen by her mother on Monday after she had returned from work. However, the now dead teacher did not show up to the school on Tuesday as well as Wednesday which prompted her family to file a Police report.It was when the family, escorted by Police Officers, visited the home of the deceased that they found her lifeless body hanging from the ceiling. It was reported that she may have been there for approximately two days.The relatives of the deceased indicated that the relationship shared between the woman and her boyfriend is known to be abusive. As such, despite the incident initially appearing to be an act of suicide, they are speculating that foul play was involved in the death of the teacher.Furthermore, one family member pointed out that the lover was last seen on Tuesday and only ‘resurfaced’ after Bess’s body was found. As such, the man was taken into Police custody where he remains under investigation.A post-mortem examination is set to be conducted today to determine the cause of death of 26-year-old Tishaun Bess. The Police investigation is still ongoing.last_img read more

Continue Reading →

Man who stole insurance money gets 3-year term

first_imgCOURTS: He agreed to repay homeowners but left the L.A. area before a scheduled court date. By Denise Nix STAFF WRITER Norman Baker’s disappearance after he was convicted of swindling homeowners out of nearly $100,000 in insurance premiums proved costly Wednesday when a judge sentenced him to three years in state prison. Baker, who has paid back half of what he stole, was expected to return the rest of the money and receive probation. But Torrance Superior Court Judge Eric Taylor sided with Deputy District Attorney Paul Guthrie, who said Baker was not trustworthy and his victims wanted him behind bars. “If there was ever a worse candidate for probation, I don’t know who it is,” Guthrie said. Baker and his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Pamela Villanueva, argued that Baker just wanted to repay his victims – and wouldn’t be able to from prison. Baker said he went to Georgia to find work so he could pay them back. His plan was thwarted, however, when California Department of Insurance investigators found him and arrested him. “It upset me very much that this happened,” said Baker, a father of four daughters, including a 10-year-old who has a medical condition that causes seizures and comalike states. “I had the opportunity in Atlanta to make money,” said Baker, who blamed the subprime mortgage market for his failure to earn the remainder of the money he owed. Baker, 52, pleaded no contest in November to one count of grand theft and agreed to pay $95,038.65 he stole from homeowners while posing as a licensed public adjuster. Baker convinced nine homeowners around the Los Angeles area, including Inglewood, Commerce and Watts, that he would help them recover claims for rain damage. He obtained several insurance settlement checks, and instructed the homeowners to endorse the checks so he could use the funds for repairs to their properties. He never arranged for the repairs and took the money. When he made his plea, he agreed to repay the money in two lump sums. He made the first payment in January, but when he was to appear in court June 7 to pay the rest and be sentenced, he didn’t show up. The judge issued a warrant for his arrest, and Baker was captured in Lawrenceville, Ga. He was returned to California on Aug. 10. Because he failed to appear, Baker was held on 14 charges that were still pending. Normally, in plea agreements, outstanding counts are dismissed at sentencing. So when the judge said he was not going to let those charges drop, Baker agreed to accept an additional year in prison and gave up six months’ credit he received in jail, which can be applied toward a prison sentence. denise.nix@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

Continue Reading →

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals can throw a wrench in all the celebrating while strengthening their own playoff resume. Arizona (9-5) needs a win Sunday at CenturyLink Field to keep their postseason dreams alive.The last time these two teams met in Seattle, the Seahawks embarrassed the Cardinals 58-0 — the worst loss in franchise history.But only 22 of the 45 Cardinals who suited up last December in Seattle are still with the team, so this game should have a different feel than that 58-point blowout did.The two teams met earlier this year, with the Seahawks prevailing 34-22 on a Thursday night game in Week 7.All week, in preparation for the game, we’ll update you with everything going on in Seattle as the Seahawks get ready to host the Cardinals. It’s hard to find any story from the Seattle media concerning the Seahawks that doesn’t include the word ‘Super’ or some mention of the Super Bowl.That’s because the ‘Hawks shut out the New York Giants 23-0 in Week 15 at MetLife Stadium — the site of Super Bowl XLVIII. So with the Seahawks having the league’s best record at 12-2, there’s a lot of talk about this being the first of two trips to New Jersey for Pete Carroll’s team. Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Continue Reading →

2 Personalise your account Next its time to per

first_img2. Personalise your accountNext, it’s time to personalise your settings, so that you get the best flight deals tailored to you. Go back to the Skyscanner homepage and find the ‘Account’ button in the top right hand corner, where you’ll see your login details have been stored. You should now see a little white box in the corner with three options, Account Settings, Price Alerts and Subscriptions. Select Price Alerts to start creating custom alerts that will let you know when cheap tickets go on sale. 5. Subscribe to the latest travel news, tips and inspirationWhen you register a new Skyscanner account, we’ll start sending you our weekly newsletter featuring practical travel tips, news and inspiration for your next holiday. If you go to the subscription screen above in your account, you can also tailor the emails to your interests. So if you just want to hear about the best deals from your local airport, or if you’re interested in car hire or hotel recommendations, you can completely personalise the emails you receive. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Setup custom price alerts to find the cheapest flightsThis is the easy part! When you see the screen above, you can start filling in your route options. Type in where you want to fly from and to (this can be a one-way or a return trip), followed by your preferred dates, number of passengers, type of ticket and the currency you want to see the airfare in. Now all you need to do is click the green ‘Create Price Alert’ button at the bottom of the box and you’re all set up! 1. Create a free Skyscanner accountFirst, head to Skyscanner’s homepage and click ‘Log in’ at the top right of your screen. In the pop-up window, select ‘Register here’ and enter your email address and a password and click the green ‘Register’ button. You’ll then receive a confirmation email to the address you provided; just go to your inbox and click the link within the email to login and confirm your new Skyscanner account. If you can’t find the email straight away, check your spam and other folders and add Skyscanner to your contacts to make sure you receive all the cheap flight deals coming your way!center_img RelatedGet the most out of Skyscanner with a Skyscanner accountYou already know that Skyscanner is a great way to make your travel plans, so why not register with us and gain access to the following benefits?App happy: Introducing the Skyscanner app that will save you time and money on travelSay hello to Skyscanner’s 3-in-1 app for IOS and Android. We’ve made it even easier to compare flight prices, find hotel deals or hire a car by combining all three into one smart app. So, whether you want to book a work trip or a family holiday, find out how…Give and get for the holidays: train savings to share Travelling is so much better when you do it with friends, and it’s always nice to get a cheeky little discount too. That’s why every time you invite a friend to download the Skyscanner app, you’ll both get £3 off your next train ticket worth £15 or more. Get the… Want to know more about how Skyscanner can save you money on travel?How to find flash sale flights before they’re gone, through SkyscannerOn your marks, get set go! It’s another flights flash sale from a low-cost airline! But you’re just never quick enough eh? How do you bag a seriously cheap flight when these sales come around? Well, here are four tried and tested tips that will help you catch bargain flight fares before they’re all gone…How to find the cheapest flight deals: tips and tricksWe reveal our six savviest secrets, tried and tested by expert budget travellers, that will help you to find the best low cost flights.Fly to anywhere in the world with Skyscanner’s Everywhere searchSkyscanner’s Everywhere search lets you look at multiple destinations from your chosen departure point, so you can spot the cheapest deal in an instant and get inspiration for your next holiday.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. 4. Start searching for cheap ticketsNow you’ve set up a price alert, you’ll see the screen above confirming your preferred route. You can start searching for cheap flights straight away if you like, or simply wait for custom price alerts to roll in. We’ll let you know when the price of your flights goes up or down, so you can work out the best time to book. You don’t have to just stop at one alert either – go wild and set up as many as you like!last_img read more

Continue Reading →