Suffolk Cops Release New Pics of Belt in Giglo Beach Probe

first_imgSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police released Monday two new images of a belt recovered 10 years ago this month in the Gilgo Beach serial murder investigation.The photos were posted on gilgonews.com, the website the department launched in January as a platform for background information and updates on the case, show both sides of the tip of the belt.“We are hopeful this photo will bring someone forward with information about its origin,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart has said of the first photo of the belt released earlier this year.Police previously disclosed the evidence — the first new investigatory detail the department shared since the remains were found along Ocean Parkway in 2010 an ’11 — in January on the same day that Netflix released a trailer for Lost Girls, a movie about the case.The black leather belt embossed with the half-inch initials “HM” or “WH” was found at an unspecified victim’s dump site, police said. Investigators believe the belt was handled by the killer and didn’t belong to any of the victims, but they declined to release the belt size.Police were searching for Shannan Gilbert, a New Jersey woman reported missing in May 2010 from Oak Beach, when they discovered 10 sets of human remains—half of whom were also identified as escorts — along Ocean Parkway between December 2010 and April 2011. Gilbert was later found dead, but police and medical examiners have suggested she may have drowned in a marsh — although her family insists she was murdered.Dec. 11 is the 10th anniversary of police finding victim Melissa Barthelemy, one of four young women found nearby one another in Gilgo Beach — a discovery that marked the first time Suffolk police confirmed they are looking for a serial killer since dubbed the Long Island Serial Killer.Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart holds up a photo of initials on a belt found at a Gilgo Beach crime scene. (Long Island Press photo)Related Story: Did Police Name A Suspect in The Long Island Serial Killer Case?Related Story: Who is The Girl With The Peach Tattoo?Related Story: Questions Remain in Long Island Serial Killer CaseRelated Story: Red Herrings Among Tips in Long Island Serial Killer CaseFor more Long Island Serial Killer coverage visit longislandpress.com/tag/long-island-serial-killerlast_img read more

Euthanasia referendum: The right to die or a licence to kill?

first_imgStuff co.nz 8 September 2020Family First Comment:“As a specialist geriatrician for the past 25 years I have cared for older people with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and I want you to understand why this Act is so dangerous.You see this Act is not about allowing people choice to end their life, decline resuscitation or turn off life support because these are all already legal in New Zealand. No, this Act is about making it legal for someone else to take your life – and at a moment in time when you are at your most fragile.”Protect.org.nzOPINION: I’ve never been political but have become increasingly vocal with the End of Life Act looming. If you haven’t read this Act then I strongly urge you to do so.As a specialist geriatrician for the past 25 years I have cared for older people with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and I want you to understand why this Act is so dangerous.You see this Act is not about allowing people choice to end their life, decline resuscitation or turn off life support because these are all already legal in New Zealand.No, this Act is about making it legal for someone else to take your life – and at a moment in time when you are at your most fragile.And that someone just happens to be your doctor – just a quick rewrite of the Hippocratic Oath (just that bit about never harming you). Talk about mixed messages for our patients!For doctors like me, it’s a quantum leap from caring for someone as they die … to actively killing someone who may not be dying at all. You see this Act talks about the state of being terminal. But doctors have never been able to predict death accurately. Who doesn’t know someone, given six months to live, proudly re-telling the story years later down at the local pub.The reasons promoting euthanasia are sometimes because of distressing cases. And yes, I’ve lost family and friends to cancer and neurological disease and one day it will be me.  But, no matter how much insurance and control we may want over our deaths, how can this Act be supported when it takes away the legal protection when we are at our most vulnerable. Having control and choice is all very appealing but not when it places our most vulnerable at risk, and bullies doctors into the bargain.In Aotearoa, we already score poorly with many of our social indices for both young and old compared to other countries. Elder abuse currently affects 10 per cent of older people in New Zealand although this figure is thought to be much higher in reality due to underreporting.Dr John Thwaites is a consultant physician and geriatrician and a member of the Vote No to the End of Life Act group.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/300102192/euthanasia-referendum-the-right-to-die-or-a-licence-to-killlast_img read more

Ligbidi retains MTN CEO Invitational Golf award

first_imgKwame Ligbidi replicated his last year fine form to retain the  MTN CEO Invitational Golf  top most prize in this year’s event  at theCelebrity Golf Club, Sakumono on  Saturday.Playing on a single handicap of 2, he shot 35 in front and 34 at the back to amass a 67net score to beat SK Ayornu by two strokes in the men’s A event.Ayornu, on the other hand beat BS Seo on count back in second place, while former Tema Country Club captain Leonard Kwaku Okyere and Kwame Kronzu followed in that order. The men’s Group B event saw Kusum Appiah, 68net shooting 49 in front and 47 at the back to  beat  Hans Uekert  on count back. Achimota’s Joy Arkutu recorded a 73net score to win the ladies A category after  shooting 42 in front  46 at the back to neat AmaMorgan by just a stroke. EH Hong picked the ultimate prize in  the men’s event with a 70net score with Maureen Akuaku following with 72 net.It was Akwasi Poku, who finished as the men’s Longest Drive winner, while Leticia Amponsah-Mensah won the ladies event.Michael Darko picked the men’s closest-to-the-pin prize, while Ama Morgan won the ladies category. The first four winners and those who excelled in various categories received trophies and special souvenirs from the telecommunicationcompany, MTN.MTN CEO, Serame Taukobong pledged his outfit’s continued support for sports and golf in particular in the country saying, “We will continue to rally behind sports in the country because sports promotes health, and every healthy nation is productive one.“Throughout the year, we have created many sporting platforms for our loyal customers and others to interact and exercise as well. We thank all who responded to our call. Next year’s edition will be bigger andbetter.”Club captain Akwasi Poku commended MTN as the biggest supporter of the Club.The 18-hole event, the last sporting event of MTN was preceded by a well-attended golf clinic.Meanwhile, MTN donated a 32,000 Cedis worth Mower to the Club. WATCH PHOTOS:last_img read more