Teen among 3 slapped with cocaine trafficking charges

first_imgA 14-year-old lad was on Friday arraigned with three men before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on charges of trafficking 10.078 kilograms (22 lbs) of cocaine.The men arraigned: Ricardo Denhart, 47; Patrick Ram, and Denzil Park, 49, all denied the charge when it was read to them. The lad has also denied the charge.The court heard that on August 14, 2018, while in the parking lot of Popeye’s Fast Food restaurant at Vlissengen Road and Duncan Street, Georgetown, the quartet trafficked the prohibited substance.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield detailed that, on the day in question, ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were on an intelligence-led operation when they swooped down on the men.It is alleged that the CANU ranks witnessed when one of the men exited motorcarRicardo Denhart, Patrick Ram and Denzil Park being escorted out of the courtroomPWW 8454 and handed a shopping bag to another, who was seated in minibus PKK 6944.After witnessing the exchange, CANU ranks allegedly intercepted and searched both vehicles, unearthing several “bricks” which were wrapped in parcels hidden behind the driver’s seat of the minibus. The parcels were examined and later proved to be cocaine.The court was informed that the ranks have also gathered close circuit television footage from the restaurant showing the exchange.After listening to the prosecution’s submission, Magistrate McLennan released the teen on $200,000, bail but remanded the three adults.The matter is expected to continue on August 31.last_img read more

New evacuation alert covers Charlie Lake, Montney, surrounding areas

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District has revised an evacuation alert near the Siphon Creek fire, which has now prompted an evacuation order in the area.The revised alert covers Charlie Lake, Montney, and the surrounding areas.The area includes homes that are located:North West from intersection of Kitt Road and the Alaska Highway to 2km north west of the Blueberry RiverFrom 2km North West of the Blueberry River to the intersection of Aitken Creek Road and Beatton Airport RoadEast to the Beatton River • South East along the Beatton River to the North edge of Beatton Indian ReserveAlong the West border of the Beatton Indian Reserve then following the Beatton River South to where it crosses the Cecil Lake RoadSouth West to the South end of Charlie Lake includes the following roads; ƒ Rose Prairie Road North of the Jones Subdivision ƒ Mountain View Road North of Westview Ave ƒ 269 Road North of 244 Road ƒ 271 Road North of 244 Road ƒ Rimrock Drive North of Sunnyside Drive ƒ Krackling Cove Road North of Sunny Side Drive ƒ North of Sunny Side Drive between Krackling Cove Road and the Alaska HighwayNorth along the Alaska Highway to Highway 29 NorthWest along Highway 29 North to intersection of Highway 29 North and Donis RoadWest to Upper Cache Creek RoadNorth following the North Cache Creek to West end of Lower Cache Creek RoadNorth East for 10 km then North to the Alaska HighwayNorth along the Alaska Highway to the intersection of the Alaska Highway and Kitt Road An Evacuation Alert has been issued to prepare you to evacuate your premises or property should it be found necessary.- Advertisement -In the event of an evacuation alert, residents will be given as much advance notice as possible prior to evacuation; however you may receive limited notice due to changing conditions.Residents should:Locate all family members or co‐workers and designate a family Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called while separated.Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers (i.e. insurance), immediate care needs for dependants and, if you choose, keepsakes (photographs, etc). Have these items readily available for quick departure.Prepare to move any disabled persons and/or children.Moving pets and livestock to a safe area.Arrange to transport your household members or co‐workers in the event of an evacuation order.  Ensure you have enough fuel in your vehicles to ensure you can leave the area safely.If you need transportation assistance from the area please call 250 784‐4838Arrange accommodation for your family if possible. In the event of an evacuation, Reception Centres will be opened if required.Monitor news sources for information on evacuation orders and locations of Reception Centres.Further information will be issued as it arrives or should the situation change.Advertisement PRRDPRRDlast_img read more

Neymar-Cavani rivalry ‘healthy’ for PSG – Okocha

first_imgBut Okocha believes the two players can help push each other to greater heights and says that when he and Ronaldinho were on free-kick duties at Parc des Princes, they simply took it in turns.“It’s healthy competition. It’s always good to have more than one player who can take free-kicks or penalties,” he told AFP during an interview in London on Friday.“At the end of the day, it happens in almost every team. You just have to negotiate and say: ‘You take the first one, I take the second one.’Then PSG midfielder Jay-Jay Okocha controls the ball during a French first division match at Parc des princes stadium in Paris, in 2000 © AFP/File / JACQUES DEMARTHON“It’s all about the team and winning matches. It can be negotiated. Each player has got his best spot, so you know that if it’s in that area, you’re definitely taking it.“And if it’s in a neutral area, whoever feels good can take it.”Okocha was present at the announcement of the three-man shortlist for this year’s Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which pits Neymar against Cristiano Ronaldo and his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.Ronaldo and Messi have won every major world player award since 2008, but Okocha believes Neymar’s move to Paris will help the 25-year-old Brazilian in his quest to eclipse them.“He’s not too far. It’s all about competing, believing in himself and consistency,” said Okocha, who played for PSG between 1998 and 2002.“The other two have refused to give in so to go above them, you have to do a bit more than they are doing, which is a very tough ask.“He took a bold decision to move, but now he can be his own man and he can show that he has what it takes to be the best.”– Iwobi ‘should be patient’ –Okocha, 44, also had some words of advice for his nephew, Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi.While Iwobi was praised for his performance in Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea last weekend, after being selected ahead of Alexis Sanchez, his uncle believes he may have to bide his time before nailing down a first-team place.“I don’t know about getting ahead of Alexis Sanchez, but he has done well so far,” Okocha said.“We shouldn’t forget this is his second season with the A team. He can only get better.“My happiness is that he’s in good hands. He’s in a very good team and he’s progressing as a player. He’s got an opportunity to grab.“I don’t want to put him under pressure. All I care about is his progress as a player. He should be patient.”Iwobi, 21, is one of the new breed of Nigeria players who have taken the Super Eagles to within touching distance of a place at next year’s World Cup.After missing out on a spot at successive Africa Cups of Nations, it would be Nigeria’s first major tournament appearance since the 2014 World Cup.The team’s difficulties prompted Okocha to think about running for president of the Nigeria Football Federation, but he says recent results suggest a corner has been turned.“I was worried about the direction our football was going in. We were suffering,” said the Nigeria great.“I realised that we had to change the administrative part of the game because if you don’t put a good structure in place, especially for the younger players, you will suffer in the future.“That was one of the reasons why I was thinking about that, but things are looking better now. If they can save me that stress, I will be happy doing what I’m doing now.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani (L) and Neymar, seen during their French Ligue 1 match against Lyon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on September 17, 2017 © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFELONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 23 – The tension between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani is “healthy” and they should be left to sort things out themselves, according to the club’s former star Jay-Jay Okocha.Cavani and world-record signing Neymar squabbled over a penalty during PSG’s 2-0 win over Lyon last weekend, which Cavani took and missed, and Neymar is since reported to have apologised for his behaviour.last_img read more

Video: Super Mario scores a screamer

first_imgCheck out this super stike as Dundee United new boy Mario Bilate marks his home debut in style.last_img

Insider trading: Gareth Bale in, Marouane Fellaini out at Manchester United, Arsenal enquiry for Watford star and more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Warren brings us the latest on Gareth Bale’s future following news the Welshman was unhappy with the departure of Rafa Benitez and the likelihood of him moving to Manchester United as a consequence.Also on the agenda is the surprising story linking Troy Deeney with Arsenal. Warren reveals Arsenal made an enquiry about the striker but that they are not the only ones interested in his services.QPR’s Charlie Austin is out of contract in the summer but will Crystal Palace make a move for the striker during the January window?There is also the latest on the future of Marouane Fellaini after Manchester United rejected AC Milan’s attempts to take the Belgian on loan.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Everton latest: Kevin Mirallas NOT for sale during January transfer window, insist Roberto Martinez Tottenham target Charlton’s Ademola Lookman after agreeing deal for Ebbsfleet youngster Southampton determined to keep Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama in JanuaryFenerbahce want to sign Lazar Markovic from Liverpool on permanent basis Watford transfer news: Hornets fail with ambitious £7m move for Atletico Madrid midfielder ThomasDefensive target Benjamin Mendy set to snub Manchester United to sign new Marseille contract Chelsea blow! Blues target Marco Verratti has agreed new Paris Saint-Germain deal, claims agent Argentina forward Lucas Ocampos tracked by Chelsea and Liverpool set to leave Marseille in Januarylast_img read more

WHY VOTING YES IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST

first_imgWell-known Letterkenny priest Fr Eamon McLaughlin is well known for his witty and thought-provoking homilies.Fr Eamonn McLaughlinBut in a rather more serious email to Donegal Daily, the St Eunan’s man outlines his reasons why he will be voting no.And he says it’s no laughing matter.Donegal Daily will continue to publish arguments from both sides of the referendum debate before tomorrow’s vote. Confused.comAs the Spanish artist, Salvador Dali once said, “What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.” On Friday, let he or she who is not confused, cast the first vote. In a debate that has been fuelled by emotion, we are finally realising just how radical a yes vote would be. We must know the facts! Many on the yes side claim that it is the Christian thing to vote in favour of same-sex marriage, and ask, what would Jesus say? Many claim to read His mind, yet few want to listen to His voice. He said: “Have you not read that He who made them from the beginning made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one” (Mt 19:4-5).We are made male and female. This is the divine and natural order, lest ideologues force us to forget. As yet, man has not figured out how to come into existence without a male and a female. The male is the biological father and the female is the biological mother. For a variety of reasons a child may be reared without the presence of a mother and/or a father, but we should never deliberately deprive a child of a right to a mother and a father.A same-sex relationship is different to a marriage, because marriage is at its heart about children and providing those children with their biological parents. To have children, gay men and women need to adopt or use surrogacy. If this Referendum passes we won’t be able to priviliege a mother and father model for a child in adoption. That’s not fair.Surrogacy turns children into commodoties, putting adult desires above the rights of children, having babies made to order and wombs for rent.Is this referendum about equality for all? No. It is about ‘so-called equality’ for same-sex couples. To say that same-sex couples are second class citizens and in some way not equal because they cannot marry is hideous. What about friends, siblings, groups etc. who want to marry. Are they unequal too? Difference does not mean inequality. In Article 40.1 of our treasured Constitution, we read: “All citizens shall, as human persons, be held equal before the law.” If on Friday the nation votes yes to same-sex marriage, then we will see, albeit too late, what true inequality means.This referendum is not about equality. We already have civil partnerships in Ireland which gives gay couples recognition and protection under the law. If gay couples want constitutional protection, put civil partnerships in the Constitution but don’t redefine marriage. Is Civil Partnership not sufficient? Apparently not. What will a yes vote for same-sex marriage mean? For same-sex couples it will mean they can say that they are married civilly. Beyond that they will obtain no extra rights beyond those obtained in 2010 with the Civil Partnerships Bill.So why are we having this Referendum? Well apart from scandalous international funding from Atlantic Philanthropies,and money talks, the gay lobby group is very influential in politics and the media. They shout very loud.On Friday we will be asked to lock into our Constitution the right of a minority of adults to marry. This means that many more will lose fundamental rights that they now enjoy.If the Referendum is passed it would be constitutionally impossible for the Oireachtas to give a stated preference in law for a child to have a mother and a father. Adult rights will trump children’s rights.A yes vote will mean that biological parenting no longer receives Constitutional protection. This will have serious consequences for future family law. There will be major heartbreak for so many children, their siblings and their grandparents when it comes to adoption and surrogacy for example. Being a blood relative will no longer receive special protection.The right to conscientious objection will be non-existent. This means that if you disagree with same-sex marriage, tough. The law will not be on your side. Suffice to ask the owners of Ashers bakery. In our schools, teachers will have to teach the Governments view of marriage, family and sexuality. Refusal to do so is not an option. I will be voting No because I believe children deserve a mother and a father where possible.Paddy the English, Irish and Scotch man were in a bar in Ireland. The barman said to them, “Do you think a child should have a mother and a father?” All three looked at each other and said, “Is this a joke?”WHY VOTING YES IS NO LAUGHING MATTER, SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST was last modified: May 21st, 2015 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)Tags:donegalFr Eamon McLaughlinrefeerndum on marriage equalitylast_img read more

Covina rolls over Diamond Ranch

first_img The Colts’ ball-hawking defense sacked Sifuentes nine times as it brought multiple blitzes. Junior linebacker Manny Esquivel recorded three of the nine sacks. Covina coach Darryl H. Thomas credited defensive linemen Ralph Diaz, Kenneth Toms and Rory Parker for their strong performances. COVINA – Diamond Ranch High School’s Joshua Sifuentes is a talented quarterback, but it was difficult for him to display it Friday night. Sifuentes was pressured all night long in his team’s 37-0 nonleague loss to Covina. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Our defensive line did a great job of penetrating and redirecting to the football,” Thomas said. Covina’s offensive attack was paced by senior running back Art Combest, who had 116 rushing yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns. The Colts came out of the gates strong with Combest scoring on a 64-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage. “Art did a good job of running the ball, receiving and returning punts,” Thomas said. Covina’s junior quarterback, Michael McDonough, also had an impressive night. He threw for 111 yards and three touchdowns. He ran for a touchdown and recorded a sack on defense. With the win, Covina improved to 4-1. Thomas was quick to recognize that league play is most important. center_img “We played a good complete game tonight,” Thomas said. “Now it’s a new season, and we’re 0-0. We have a lot to work on. We need to improve our fundamentals and cut down on our penalties.” 160Want 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

Permutations for Senegal and Tanzania to reach knockout stage

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Groyp CKenyaSenegaltop Senegal need victory to confirm a round of 16 spot. (PHOTO/Agency)AFCON 2019Kenya vs Senegal30 June Air Defence Stadium, CairoMonday, 01-07-2019 @10pmAll eyes will be on group C on Monday night when Senegal and Kenya via for a slot to join Algeria in the knockout stages of the 2019 edition.Senegal suffered a narrow defeat in their previous contest with Algeria and now need to beat Kenya in their group C game to progress to the next round.Kenya twice came from behind against Tanzania to win 3-2 to keep their hopes of progressing to the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations alive. The victory put Kenya level on points with Senegal in the group but are behind on goal difference.The Harambee Stars will look up to Michael Olunga who netted a brace against East African neighbours Tanzania alongside captain Victor Wanyama for inspiration.Sadio Mane, Keita Balde and Kalidou Koulibaly are expected to lift up the Lions of Teranga. They will, however, miss the services of Salif Sane after the ankle injury he picked up against Tanzania.The winner of the contest between Senegal and Kenya will advance to the last 16 of the continental showpiece.The loser will face an anxious wait to see if they progress as one of the best third-placed teams while a draw will also be enough to send Aliou Cisse’s side through.Monday’s fixtures-Namibia vs Ivory Coast @8pm-South Africa vs Morocco @8pm-Tanzania vs Algeria @10pmComments last_img read more

South Africa gets 6th Super Rugby team

first_img‘Various options’The good news for South African rugby was confirmed by Sanzar CEO Greg Peters and Saru CEO Jurie Roux. TeamsSouth Africa will field the Southern Kings, Lions, Bulls, Stormers, Cheetahs and Sharks for the 2016 competition, while both New Zealand (Chiefs, Blues, Highlanders, Hurricanes and Crusaders) and Australia (Brumbies, Reds, Waratahs, Force and Rebels) will have five teams. Deciding which of South Africa’s six Super Rugby teams would miss out on the lucrative southern hemisphere tournament had become a political hot potato for Saru and led to a lot of criticism and dissatisfaction. Future possibilitiesSome in New Zealand would like a sixth franchise, while teams from the Pacific Islands and Japan have also been mooted. After being given an opportunity to contest the 2013 competition, the Southern Kings missed out on next year’s competition when they lost out to the Golden Lions in a home and away playoff on points difference after both had recorded wins at the others’ home ground. In future, a playoff will be longer be required, although dealing with one in the years leading up to 2016 will surely lead to more dissatisfaction. Apart from considerations to do with sponsorship, the biggest problem, if Super Rugby is expanded further, would, no doubt, be finding space on the calendar and coming up with an effective format. Now that the problem of which South African teams qualify to play in Super Rugby has been solved from 2016, more opportunities have been created for South African rugby players, which should serve to slow down their exodus to foreign clubs. Interviewed by SuperSport Blitz, Peters said: “We want to retain Super Rugby as the pre-eminent regional tournament in the southern hemisphere, and we want to keep it as one competition, and there are various options we are looking at to ensure that, but I can confirm that a sixth team from South Africa has been accepted.” Roux said: “We have a sixth team in the competition, and that is a given. All the models that are being discussed work around a sixth team from South Africa being included.” South Africa will be able to field a sixth team in the southern hemisphere’s Super Rugby competition from 2016. The decision, reached at a meeting of Sanzar in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, will bring to an end a nightmare for the SA Rugby Union (Saru). Playoff 4 September 2013 While a team from Argentina has not been included, indications are that a move would be made in that direction in future because the Pumas are part of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship.last_img read more

GMO labeling bill halted in the Senate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The GMO labeling debate has been effectively halted in the Senate after a failed vote for cloture. The looming challenge created by the mandatory GMO labeling law to be implemented in Vermont this summer remains a major concern as there were 48 votes for cloture yesterday on a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Pat Roberts addressing the issue, well short of the 60 votes necessary to move the bill forward.The House has already passed a bill and supporters of the bill we closely watching the progress in the Senate this week.“It is inexcusable that [the] Senate vote on a voluntary federal GMO labeling bill that preempts a damaging patchwork of state measures fell short. While we appreciate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduling this floor vote…, we will continue our fight for this vital piece of legislation, along with Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and others, to secure a law that supports consumers, America’s farmers and ranchers and our nation’s system of affordable, productive agriculture,” said Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation. “To say we are angry with those senators who abandoned farmers and ranchers and turned their backs on rural America on this vote is an understatement. Their votes opposing this measure ignored science, threw our nation’s food system into disarray and undermined the public’s understanding of the many benefits of biotechnology in feeding a growing and hungry population. We remain hopeful they will have a chance at redemption by correcting this situation that will otherwise lead to increased food costs for consumers and stifle agricultural innovation, which remains a strength of our nation. We must not let anyone forget that rural America and our farmers and ranchers do matter.”GMO labeling and the Senate vote for cloture on the Roberts bill was a key issue in the discussion on a trip of Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents to Washington, D.C. this week. They met with congressional leaders on the topic and voiced their concerns.“We got to talk to Senator Sherrod Brown about his views on it. It seems like he is generally for the bill but he had some questions about the details of it and hopefully he can support it,” said Mike Videkovich, the Pickaway County Farm Bureau president.Now, there are more questions from food processors, consumers and farmers moving forward as no one is quite sure how the Vermont law will impact domestic and global food production.“Vermont’s law is very burdensome to the food industry. It requires a fine on the food company if it is not labeled correctly which makes them very nervous,” said Andrew Walmsley, with the American Farm Bureau. “The activists want those food companies to reformulate and that is a lost market for agriculture. Because of the supply chain, these companies will probably just go to the mandatory labeling of Vermont and there are multiple studies that show this will raise food costs almost $1,000 per year per family. This is a real interstate commerce issue that Congress is eventually going to have to address.”If not, the law from Vermont could dictate food labels around the nation.“This summer, Vermont’s new regulations will come into play. Vermont’s population is smaller than that of Columbus, Ohio and there will be a mandated label for that population impacting food production in the entire country — that is kind of scary,” said Adam Ward, executive director of the Ohio Soybean Association.last_img read more