Julian Assange’s Embassy Cat is Missing

first_img“Embassy Cat,” is missing. Julian Assange’s beloved necktie-wearing cat became an issue for the WikiLeaks co-founder when officials at the EcuadorianEmbassy he was holed up in for seven years told him he needed to change the litter box. Then Assange was rousted from the embassy and arrested. Where didEmbassy Cat go?Unfortunately, a bevy of major news outlets have been unable to confirm that cat’s precise location.So what’s happened to Embassy Cat? Here are a few of our theories, from most to least plausible.Embassy Cat is with Julian Assange’s familyEmbassy Cat was sent to a shelterEmbassy Cat “knew too much” and is in hidingEmbassy Cat is simultaneously with Assange’s family, in a shelter, in hiding, and deadWe can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe. Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They will be reunited in freedom. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition pic.twitter.com/zSo8RfXXc9— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 13, 2019last_img read more

GWI worker charged for killing ex-lover’s boyfriend

first_imgA Guyana Water Inc (GWI) employee, who allegedly killed his ex-lover’s new boyfriend on December 30 was slapped with a murder charge and hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Charged: Nigel ThomasNigel Thomas of Lot 136 James and Victoria Streets, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. It is alleged that on December 30, 2019, at Guyhoc, Georgetown, he murdered Kyle Chase.The 20-year-old man was represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson, who told the court that his client received injuries to his head and was a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital. According to Thompson, his client does not know anything about the victim’s death.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield informed the court that at about 23:00h on the day in question, the victim was at the female’s home when the accused went there.Dead: Kyle ChaseThe prosecutor said that upon seeing 23-year-old Chase, the accused became enraged and an argument erupted. The court was told that the accused pulled out a screwdriver and dealt the victim several stabs to the neck. According to the prosecutor, the injured man was rushed to the David Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The court also heard that the accused received minor injuries and was treated. The prosecutor stated that the matter was reported to the East La Penitence Police Station and the accused was arrested. The court also heard that the two men are known to each other. Thomas was remanded to prison and the case will continue on January 28, 2020.last_img read more

Donegal only county to suffer price decline in recent months

first_imgA survey has shown that Donegal is the only county to suffer a decline is house prices in the last three months.The national survey was carried out by the Real Estate Alliance.According to local REA agents, the price of the average three-bed semi in Donegal has dropped -1.73% to €85,000 since Brexit. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland’s typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of the property market in towns and cities countrywide to the end of Q3 this week.The Brexit effect has been most keenly felt in traditional holiday home spots such as Bundoran where the average three-bed semi has dropped by -3.41%.REA agents in other holiday home areas such as west Cork reported an immediate slump post the Brexit announcement but feel that the market has bounced back over the past month.The average three bed semi nationally now costs €200,093, an increase of €4,732 (+2.42%) since the end of June. This is a rise of 6.37% against the same time last year. Prices in Dublin city grew by +2.75% to €373,333 since June – almost twice the growth experienced in the same area in Q2 as buyers chase a scarce supply of suitable housing.Prices in the tier containing commuter counties and the main cities of Cork and Galway have risen by an average of just under €3,000 to €217,176 (+1.21%) while those in the rest of the country have increased by nearly €5,000 to €133,268 (+3.55%).“We are seeing little or no increase in supply nationally, with an increase in funded buyers fueling the market in the short-term,” said REA Chairman Michael O’Connor.“Many of our agents are now reporting some buyers are returning to the market having achieved a level of savings, and that there is an increase in mortgage-funded purchases.“The average amount of cash buyers has fallen by 3% to 33% nationwide, but in Dublin city that figure is down by 7% in three months, with 72% of transactions now mortgage-funded. “The early effects of the Central Bank restrictions had previously seen prices drop in the capital in the year to Q1 2016, but a combination of a longer time period to save and pressure on supply is manifesting itself in price growth.“Our agents are also reporting that many first-time buyers seem to be holding fire in the hope of increased incentives in the upcoming budget.”“The Central Bank’s mortgage deposit rules are still being keenly felt in the commuter areas, with most rises occurring in towns where three-bed semis are available for under the deposit threshold of €220,000.”Donegal only county to suffer price decline in recent months was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more