Sunday, 24 May 2015

Horrifying video shows girl in flames as vicious mob cheer and taunt her

Graphic: The moment the girl was set on fire is too graphic to share. Officers said they tried to reach the teenager to help but the mob of 250 surrounding her prevented them from reaching herShocking moment girl, 16, is surrounded and beaten by mob who burned her to death after she was involved in murdering a 68-year-old taxi driver in Guatemala 

  • Horrifying video shows girl in flames as vicious mob cheer and taunt her 
  • Teenager was allegedly part of a gang that killed a motorcycle taxi driver 
  • Police now investigating despicable incident in the village of Rio Bravo 
A 16-year-old girl was burned alive in Guatemala as a vicious 25-strong mob stood by and cheered, a horrifying video shows.
The shocking four-minute 38-second clip  - too graphic to be published - has been shared widely in Guatemala and shows the teenager, blood streaming down her face, being punched and kicked before she is set on fire.
According to reports, the unnamed girl was surrounded in the village of Rio Bravo, 77 miles west of capital Guatemala City, after she was allegedly part of a gang that murdered a motorcycle taxi driver. 

Thousands of water customers are sent wrong bills

Irish Water has stated that one in six bills, or 100,000, would be calculated on a flat-rate or 'assessed' basis, instead of being based on the amount of water consumed
Irish Water has stated that one in six bills, or 100,000, would be calculated on a flat-rate or 'assessed' basis, instead of being based on the amount of water consumed
Almost 100,000 homes fitted with meters will receive flat rate bills from Irish Water, resulting in higher charges for tens of thousands of families.

Customers will miss out on cheaper bills because the controversial utility has been unable to match meters with individual addresses.
This means that the residents will be hit with a capped charge of €65 per family of two adults or more, or €40 for a single person even if they have made efforts to reduce their usage.

Sweden wins final of Eurovision Song Contest, beating Russia and Italy

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow (C) celebrates winning the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final on May 23, 2015 in Vienna. 
AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGLDIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow (C) celebrates winning the 60th Eurovision Song Contest final on May 23, 2015 in Vienna. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGLDIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
Sweden has been crowned the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest for Mans Zelmerlow's performance of Heroes
It is the sixth time in the contest's history that Sweden has come out on top, this time fighting off strong competition from Russia and Italy to take home the prize and be confirmed as the host of next year's competition.

'God Hates Ireland' after Yes vote-US hate group declares

Aengus Mac Grianna kisses his partner Terry Gill as they celebrate the Yes Vote in Dublin Credit: Damien Eagers
Aengus Mac Grianna kisses his partner Terry Gill as they celebrate the Yes Vote in Dublin Credit: Damien Eagers
A well-known hate group in the United States has condemned Ireland’s choice to enshrine gay marriage in its constitution.
As the country, and the rest of the world, reacts to the historic Yes vote, the Westboro Baptist Church has made its feelings known.
Posting a vile message on its Twitter feed, the group, who pickets the funerals of US service personal to protest the US’s support of gay rights, said that Ireland had “failed in its duty to God.”

Ireland takes to the street to celebrate after marriage referendum is passed

A crowd of #YesVote supporters on Dublin's South William Street this evening
Pic: Donal Corkery
A crowd of #YesVote supporters on Dublin's South William Street this evening Pic: Donal Corkery
Tens of thousands of people are toasting the result of the same sex marriage referendum on the streets of Dublin tonight.
The party began in earnest shortly before midday today after tallies predicted a victory for the 'Yes' vote.
Thousands of supporters flocked to Dublin Castle throughout today, where they cheered the official declaration tha the motion calling for a change to the constitution allowing same sex couples to marry had been passed.

Saraki, Lawan supporters wreck APC consensus meeting

Ahmad Lawan and Bukola SarakiAn attempt by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to elect a consensus candidate for the leadership of the Senate at a retreat organised for Senators-elect in Abuja was frustrated on Saturday as two factions emerged from the camp, endorsing two separate candidates.
The party leadership had planned to conduct a primary election for the 59 senators elected on the ticket of the party in order to produce a consensus candidate that would emerge as the next Senate President during the inauguration of the eighth National Assembly in June.
However, few hours into the retreat, a group, which identified itself as Senate Unity Forum, walked out of the event and addressed a news conference where they declared that they had resolved to support the joint ticket of Senators Ahmad Lawan and George Akume for the Senate top posts.

We’ve learnt from our mistakes — PDP



PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh
The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday admitted that it made mistakes and learnt lessons during the course of the campaigns and the 2015 general elections.
It, however, said the electioneering period was over and party members should channel their energies towards rebuilding the party to play its new role as the main opposition party.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh said this in a statement in Abuja.
According to him, the party, especially members of its National Working Committee, is conscious of the renewed public interest in political parties heightened by the 2015 general elections, and it is time to get out of the election mode and face reality.
He said, “It is thus the desire of the PDP leadership that our supporters would channel their energy towards becoming active members in their various wards, local government areas and states to boost our support base across board for the task ahead.

Fuel scarcity: Okonjo-Iweala, Allison-Madueke shun Senate summons



Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke
Strong indications emerged on Saturday that the Finance Minister/Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and her counterpart in the Petroleum Resources Ministry, Mrs. Dieziani Allison-Madueke, may not appear before the joint senate committees probing the current fuel crisis, on Monday.
Our correspondent learnt that the two female ministers allegedly evaded the service of the senate summons when the documents were taken to their offices.
The joint committees on Petroleum Resources ( Upstream and Downstream ), had on Friday, invited the two ministers, alongside the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; Managing Director of the Pipelines and Petroleum Marketing Company; Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources; Managing Director of Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency; for a meeting slated for tomorrow.

Mother, daughter kidnapped in Ibadan

Mrs. Opeyemi Adeniran and her daughter, OyinkansolaA woman identified as Mrs. Opeyemi Adeniran and her daughter, Oyinkansola, have been kidnapped at their residence, in the Odo-ona Elewe, area of Ibadan.
The incident happened as the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, inaugurated the command’s Anti-kidnapping Squad, which is headed by Usman Dimka, at the state command, Eleyele, on Saturday.

LOBATAN: Jonathan, Sambo, others to declare assets within 30 days

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo.With five days to the end of President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure, the President, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, 29 governors and 42 ministers have been asked by the Code of Conduct Bureau to declare their assets, SUNDAY PUNCHauthoritatively reports.
Also on the list of public officials who must declare their assets before leaving office are the country’s 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.
The bureau, last week, issued the Completed Assets Declaration Forms to them with a 30-day deadline to return the completed forms. The deadline countdown starts from the day of the receipt of the forms.
Apart from the outgoing government officials, the forms have also been made available to incoming public officers, particularly members of the states and National Assembly.

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