Elderly man nabbed with cocaine at CJIA remanded to prison

first_imgThe senior citizen who was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri on Wednesday with over 200 grams of cocaine stashed inside the sole of his shoes was on Thursday slapped with a trafficking in narcotics charge.Sixty-six-year-old Roderick Andrew Chase appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Providence Magistrates’ Court, East Bank Demerara, and pleaded not guilty to the charge.The cocaine found in the sole of the man’s shoesThe charge alleged that on August 13, 2019, at CJIA, Timehri, Chase had 290 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Chase was represented by Attorney-at-Law George Thomas.According to reports, Chase was preparing to board a New York-bound Caribbean Airlines flight when he was stopped and pulled aside for additional searches.Security officials reportedly became suspicious after noticing that the man was travelling with no checked luggage. He was nabbed by the agents as he made his way through the full-body scanner.Upon searching the elderly man, two parcels of cocaine were allegedly found stashed in the sole of his shoes. He was cautioned and taken into Police custody, where he was subsequently charged.He was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on August 30.last_img read more

Rooney happy to get Everton homecoming out of way

first_img0Shares0000Everton’s English striker Wayne Rooney (C) prepares to challenge MFK Ruzomberok’s Kristi Qose (L) during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, Game 1 match July 27, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jul 28 – Wayne Rooney basked in a successful and emotional homecoming with Everton on Thursday but admitted that he is glad the occasion is now behind him.The former England and Manchester United captain made his second debut for his boyhood club in their laboured 1-0 Europa League qualifying first leg tie against the Slovakian side MFK Ruzomberok. It was a frustrating and testing night for an Everton side that has spent a lot of money following the near £90 million sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United and it took a deflected goal from defender Leighton Baines to earn his team a lead ahead of next week’s return leg.And Rooney was pleased that he can now concentrate on football after the hype and pressure of his first game back with Everton in 13 years is behind him.“I think I’ve said everything the last few weeks but obviously it was great to be out at Goodison in a blue shirt,” said Rooney. “It was a great feeling.“This was an important game for us and I had to put my emotions to one side and thankfully I’ve done that again.“Now I can get down more to focusing on the football over the coming weeks.“It’s still very early in our pre-season, it was a first 90 minutes for a lot of us, but we got the win and the clean sheet.“We know we can play better than we did but we got the goal and the clean sheet.”The tie came after just four weeks of pre-season for the Premier League side and their goalscorer confessed that, while the rustiness was obvious in the first leg tie, her expects a better performance in the return game.“We know that will be a tough game. It was a tough game tonight at home,” said Baines.“But we’ll go there with a bit more idea of what to expect but we’re in front and if we keep another clean sheet, which we’re fully capable of doing, we will win the tie.“We’re treating the competition seriously but it’s also part of our pre-season as well because of the way it’s panned out.“It was a full 90 minutes for everyone and we will be better next week for that.”Manager Ronald Koeman handed four debuts to starters — Rooney, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane and Cuco Martina — while a fifth debutant, Sandro Ramirez, made an impressive impact as a second half substitute.But the main focus of attention remained Rooney, 31, throughout the tie.“Overall Wayne was good, positive,” said Koeman. “But I think the whole team was.“I’d like to have created a little bit more, scored more goals, but they worked very hard and got a clean sheet. There were a lot of positives after four weeks of pre-season.“Next week, after one more week of training, will be a different game. They (Ruzomberok) know they will have to do more than they did and maybe that makes it a different game for us.”One player not handed a debut by Koeman was £30 million goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with Maarten Stekelenburg preferred, although Koeman revealed that the former Sunderland man may be handed his first start in the return.“We know Maarten played half of last season,” said the manager. “Jason was one of three players who have only had eight or nine days training.“It was too soon to start but maybe he will start next week.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mourinho ‘proud’ of Manchester United career

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United after a poor run of results © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 19 – Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he is “immensely proud” of his time at Manchester United but refused to delve into the issues that played a part in his Old Trafford exit.Club bosses sacked the Portuguese manager on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 matches. Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced as Mourinho’s temporary replacement on Wednesday as the club begins its search for a permanent replacement.Mourinho lifted the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield in his first year at the club before finishing runners-up in both the league and FA Cup, but things have unravelled since the start of his third campaign at the helm.The United boss has made his frustrations about players and some of the club’s decisions clear over recent months but kept his feelings on such matters to himself in a statement released the day after his sacking.“I have been immensely proud to wear the badge of Manchester United since the first day I arrived, and I believe all United supporters recognise this,” Mourinho said in a statement released to Britain’s Press Association.“Just as was the case with my previous clubs, I have worked with some wonderful people and I believe that some will be my friends for life.“I know that you are all aware of my professional principles. Each time a chapter is closed I show my deepest respect and I don’t make any comments about my former colleagues.”The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss told Sky Sports News he has a future beyond United.“Manchester United has a future without me and I have a future without Manchester United, so why should I now be sharing with you or even with the supporters, any of my feelings?“It’s over. That’s me and that’s the way I’ve always been and I was always very critical of managers that leave clubs and then they come out and they speak about details of what happened and who is to blame for this kind of situation — that’s not me. I just want to finish, it happened yesterday and I’d like to say it’s game over.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Four things we learned from Tottenham 3 Borussia Dortmund 0

first_imgHere, AFP Sport looks at four things we learned from a famous night for the hosts at Wembley:Son steps up againKane and Alli’s injuries coincided with Son’s departure to the Asian Cup. In two games without all three, Tottenham’s bids for domestic cup success ended for another year in defeats against Chelsea and Crystal Palace.Since Son’s return, the South Korean has scored in all four games to maintain an unlikely title challenge with Premier League victories over Watford, Newcastle United and Leicester City, and now help his side claim a priceless first-leg lead.Despite the accumulated fatigue of representing his country in three international tournaments in the past eight months, Son’s energy levels — compared to a battery recently by Pochettino — show no signs of running low. He now has 11 goals in as many games for his club.Lloris makes amends© AFPHugo Lloris produced some big first half saves to prevent Dortmund scoring an away goal© AFP Glyn KIRKSpurs’ Champions League campaign looked all but over after just three games of the group stage following defeats against Inter Milan and Barcelona and a 2-2 draw away at PSV Eindhoven.High-profile mistakes from Hugo Lloris cost his side dear, particularly for the opening goal in Barca’s 4-2 win at Wembley and when the French captain was sent off for a rash challenge with Spurs leading 2-1 in Eindhoven.As the heavy legs of Pochettino’s men struggled to get going before half-time, though, Lloris stood tall to bravely block Christian Pulisic’s powerful effort from a narrow angle and then get an outstretched arm to Dan-Axel Zagadou’s header just before the break.Those saves proved vital as Spurs took control in the second period and kept a clean sheet to put them in pole position to reach the last eight.Sancho lacks supportA bright start from Dortmund’s English international Jadon Sancho fizzled out© AFP Adrian DENNISThe rising star of English football was playing for the Germans at Wembley as Jadon Sancho returned to his native London with a burgeoning reputation built on a fantastic season for the Bundesliga leaders.Sancho showed flashes of his lightning speed and trickery before the break, but Dortmund failed to make the most of their first-half supremacy without the injured Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer.Dortmund’s two top scorers have combined for 30 goals this season and may be back to provide their firepower for the second leg on March 5, but the mountain already looks too big to climb for Lucien Favre’s men.Vertonghen bends it like BeckhamJan Vertonghen set up Tottenham’s opener and scored his side’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund© AFP Adrian DENNISTottenham were not just devoid of some of their most potent attacking threats, but both left-backs Ben Davies and Danny Rose due to injury.Pochettino tinkered to switch to a back three with centre-back Vertonghen forced to cope with the pace of Sancho as a left wing-back.But the Belgian turned the tie Spurs’ way going forward with a brilliant cross for Son to volley home the opener and then got just his second goal of the season by ghosting in at the back post to meet Serge Aurier’s cross perfectly and make it 2-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Son Heung-min scored his 11th goal in 11 games for Tottenham© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 14 –  No Harry Kane, no Dele Alli, and still no problem for Tottenham Hotspur as three second-half goals handed them a commanding 3-0 Champions League last 16, first-leg lead over Borussia Dortmund.Son Heung-min again led the way in Kane’s absence by opening the scoring before Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente also struck in the final seven minutes to put Mauricio Pochettino’s men on the brink of reaching the last eight.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – The Rio Hondo Symphony Association will elect and install new officers and board members at an annual installation lunch at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Town Center, 11740 Telegraph Road. Anyone who contributed at least $20 to the Symphony Association during the 2005-06 season will receive an invitation to the event. Those planning to attend should send a check for $25 to the Rio Hondo Symphony Association, P.O. Box 495, Whittier, CA 90608. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (562) 947-5907. For more information, call (323) 725-4333. Lecture scheduled to discuss diabetes WHITTIER – A lecture on diabetes and a free glucose screening will be held from 2to 4 p.m. June 15 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s Flo and Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. “Diabetes 101: Lecture and Screening” will help listeners discern whether they are at risk for diabetes and will discuss diet, exercise, medications available and prevention. Reservations are required. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Volunteers needed for park concerts PICO RIVERA – The city is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual Concerts in the Park series, beginning Sunday. Duties include set-up, operation of the Art in the Park booth and break down/ cleanup following concerts. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Applications are available at all city park facilities. The free Sunday evening concerts will be held from 5to 7 p.m. through Aug. 6 at Smith Park, 6016 Rosemead Blvd. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. Relay raises funds to fight cancer WHITTIER – The Whittier Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society invite the public to the opening ceremonies of “Walk Around the Clock,” a 24-hour relay to raise money for cancer research and treatment, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Whittier College track. Survivors are invited to participate in the survivors lap, which starts the relay. Luminarias may also be purchased to celebrate survivors and to honor loved ones lost to cancer. They will line the track during a special ceremony at 9 p.m. Saturday evening. Closing ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Council revises expense policy PICO RIVERA – The City Council has adopted a new expense reimbursement policy for council members, members of boards and commissions and city employees. Council members now will be required to explain the purpose of trips and what was accomplished on them when they return. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Blood pressure screenings offered MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital’s 50+ Connection program is offering free blood pressure screenings throughout the month of June. The screenings will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Friday on June 23 at the Montebello Town Center (in the lower level across from Mervyns), 2134 Montebello Town Center Drive. Screenings will also be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and on June 23 at the Montebello Senior Center, 115 S. Taylor Ave. last_img read more

La Liga club plot Shaqiri move as Liverpool make offer for another forward

first_img revealed 2 latest Predominately a left winger, but able to play anywhere across the front and also in attacking midfield, Muniain will further strengthen Jurgen Klopp’s already excellent attack, which was improved earlier this year by the summer signing of Shaqiri from Stoke.The Switzerland international joined Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s attacking ranks, following the trio’s incredible return of 57 goals in the 2017/18 Premier League season. scrap Shaqiri has started four games since joining the Reds and has chipped in with one goal of his own, but if a deal can be agreed for Muniain it is likely the 27-year-old will be pushed further down the pecking order, from first reserve to second.El Gol Digital say Klopp could sacrifice Shaqiri to guarantee the signing of Muniain, with Real Betis ready to move for the former Bayern Munich and Inter winger when he becomes available. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool’s reported interest in Iker Muniain has opened the door for Xherdan Shaqiri to leave the club, according to reports.Muniain, the forward, is said to have been the subject of an offer from the Reds to move to Anfield when his contract with Athletic Club expires at the end of the season. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST gameday cracker RANKED Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Liverpool and Napoli are hoping to take advantage of Muniain’s contract situation whoops Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most Read In Football tense BEST OF Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Shaqiri scored his first Liverpool goal against Cardiff Athletic are hoping to extend Muniain’s contract past the end of this season, though the 25-year-old could be tempted by Liverpool’s offer.Napoli are also reported to have approach Muniain over a move to the San Paolo. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2last_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENTS FACE ACCOMMODATION CRISIS AS COLLEGE OFFERS COME OUT

first_imgStudents will be out looking for flats this week.Donegal students receiving their CAO offers on Monday are facing a major accommodation headache as they begin their search for a place to stay in towns and cities across the country. More than two thousand students across the county received their Leaving Cert results this week and will now be hoping for a place in college.But significant shortages in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway will see students struggling to secure a home for the year ahead. Although it appears that there will be enough accommodation in Letterkenny to cater for students choosing to study at LYIT, those traveling outside face rent hikes because of the shortage of flats and houses.Deputy Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail’s Education spokesperson, said the Government must act.“Over the next few days and weeks students will be accepting their CAO offers, which will determine what college they’ll be going to and the search for accommodation will begin in earnest.“However the challenge facing students this year is more acute than ever because of the escalating housing and homelessness crisis. This situation has not been helped by the Education Minister continuing to delay on a report which will put forward recommendations on how best to tackle the problem.” The Higher Education Authority report was due to be published in April, but it has been delayed on a number of occasions.The Inishowen TD says we now have a situation where students are taking up places in colleges and universities without knowing if they have a place to stay.“This report is the cornerstone on which our future accommodation needs and provision should be based, but the Minister is continuing to hold off on letting people see it.“This should be an exciting time for students as they move away from home for the first time and start a new college life. However, this new adventure is being tainted by worry and anxiety as they face into an uphill struggle to find suitable affordable accommodation.“The situation is made all the more difficult this year because the national housing and homelessness crisis is feeding into the problem. The Government’s abject failure to address mortgage arrears, spiralling private sector rents or to increase its social housing programme has seen a major increase in the number of families who have fallen into homelessness. There is a severe lack of available housing units to cater for these families, let alone students, who will not be a priority category. “Minister O’Sullivan needs to stop burying her head in the sand and deal with the current crisis. I’m calling on her to publish the HEA report without delay so that the recommendations can be examined and adopted. Until its publication, any student accommodation programme is on hold and the problems that are being felt so acutely this year will continue to worsen”.DONEGAL STUDENTS FACE ACCOMMODATION CRISIS AS COLLEGE OFFERS COME OUT was last modified: August 16th, 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:accommodationdonegalstudentslast_img read more

AWCON to be contested by 12 nations

first_img Tags: Ahmad AhmadAWCONCafDR CongoEquatorial GuineaFifaGHANANigeriatop Nigeria have won all but two AWCON editions. (PHOTO/Courtesy)In the last few years, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) embarked on a cause of giving chance to every nation to participate at both continental and global tournaments.The move was adopted by the Confederations of African football (CAF) as evident from the increasing of the number of teams taking part in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).Starting with the on-going AFCON 2019, the teams were increased from 16 to 24, a move which was welcomed across the continent.On Wednesday, July 17th-2019, it was announced that women football will also adopt the trend as their Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) finals’ tournament had seen an increase in number of teams.In the past, only 8 teams have been tussling out for the continental show piece title but starting from next year, their will be 12 nations at the finals.This was confirmed by the CAF president Ahmad Ahmad on his official Twitter account.“We took a great decision today, the AWCON will now engage 12 teams, they were eight until now.” Read Ahmad’s tweet.Unlike the Men’s edition, the Women’s has been dominated by Nigeria’s Super Falcons who have gone on to win 11 of the 13 finals’ tournament since inception in 1991.Equatorial Guinea has won the other two edition, coincidentally both coming in the finals they have hosted (2008 and 2012).Nigeria is the defending champions of the competition having defeated South Africa 4-3 in the final of the last played in Ghana.DR Congo was chosen to host the next edition in 2020 but it is understood that the Central African Nation decided to withdraw due to financial reasons and CAF is yet to make a decision on who will host the tournament.The AWCON also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup.Ghana hosted the competition last year with Nigeria again coming out on top.Must know about the AWCONThe Total Africa Women Cup of Nations(known as the African Women’s Championship until 2015) is an international women’s football competition held every two years and sanctioned by the (CAF).It was first contested in 1991, but was not held biennially until 1998. Nigeria is the most successful nation in the tournament’s history, having won a record 11 titles, meaning they have won all but two of the previous tournaments.Ghana hosted the tournament in 2018.Comments last_img read more

Driver under the influence of coke and cannabis stopped in Letterkenny

first_imgA Donegal motorist was stopped on Wednesday night for driving dangerously while under the influence of drugs. GardaÍ received a report from a member of the public in relation to a car driving dangerously.Gardaí stopped the vehicle in Letterkenny when they observed it being driven erratically close to Mountain Top, Letterkenny. The driver was arrested having tested positive for cocaine and cannabis and for being in possession of a small quantity of drugs.The motorist will now face court in due course.Driver under the influence of coke and cannabis stopped in Letterkenny was last modified: September 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Warriors-Heat cheatsheet: Dwyane Wade’s last hurrah at Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND – Heat star guard Dwyane Wade will play his final game at Oracle Arena Sunday night as the Warriors try to win their fourth straight.Read all about the matchup below.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 5:30 p.m.Heat projected starting lineup: Kelly Olynyk, Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow Heat Stock Report: Despite holding the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Heat are playing well defensively, allowing just 105.6 points per game, the …last_img