2 remanded on narco trafficking charges

January 17, 2020

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first_imgJoseph Winston Jones of Lot 39 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to a possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.It was alleged that the 27-year-old man was found with 32 grams of cannabis in his possession. Jones pled not guilty to the charge. His lawyer, Paul Fung-a Fat, in a bail application told the court that at least 10 other persons were found in the area with his client, arguing that the cannabis could have belonged to anyone of the boys who ran away when the Police arrived.The prosecution’s case contended that Police ranks acting on information, approached Jones but upon seeing them, he dumped a black bag.Police ranks then picked up the bag and found multiple sealed Ziploc bags with a quantity of seeds, leaves and stems.The prosecution further added that Jones took ownership of the cannabis and requested the ranks to grant him leniency since it was only a “hustle” he was doing. Bail was objected to and the defendant was remanded to prison until July 12.Meanwhile, in a separate matter, a mason was remanded to prison after he pleaded not guilty to a trafficking in narcotics charge.Franklyn Kowlessar, 36, Lot 3 Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge of being in possession of 34.5 grams of cannabis.According to the prosecution’s case, Kowlessar threw a black bag on the neighbour’s roof when he saw the Police approaching him. The bag was recovered and several small Ziplocs bags with the illicit substance were recovered.Attorney Paul Fung-A Fat told the court that his client has no knowledge of the cannabis and in fact, it was found two lots away from where the accused resides. Kowlessar was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 14.last_img read more


Leicester 4-0 Swansea: Ulloa double edges Foxes closer to Premier League title

December 29, 2019

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first_img2 Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring before Leonardo Ulloa’s double put City out of sight Ranieri finally broke his silence on title talk ahead of a match that got off to a dream start, Mahrez blocking a poor Ashley Williams pass and showing wonderful composure to fire home.“History makes us who we are” read a banner held aloft by the home fans, whose early nerves were audible after Spurs’ dominant win against Stoke and Leicester’s rare slip-up against West Ham.Palpable tension soon turned to unbridled joy, though, as Swansea captain Williams’ attempt at a first-time pass hit Mahrez. It was a gift for the Algerian, who cut inside after his momentum had taken into the box and showed impressive composure to send a left-footed strike inside the near post.Schlupp, one of two Leicester changes, was proving a particular nuisance down the flank as Leicester tried to stave off a comeback, with an acrobatic Christian Fuchs attempt comfortably saved before Shinji Okazaki’s strike was deflected wide.Ranieri’s men would not have to wait long to increase their lead as Wayne Routledge’s foul on Wes Morgan led to a free-kick on the left flank, which Drinkwater curled in for Ulloa to superbly head home having got the better of Williams.“Are you watching, Tottenham?” echoed around the King Power Stadium but Swansea tried to peg back the hosts, with Fernandez again heading over before ex-Tottenham midfielder Sigurdsson tested Kasper Schmeichel from distance.Leicester were far more ruthless and grabbed a third in the 60th minute thanks to Schlupp’s pace and power, allowing him to beat Fernandez to the ball down the left. Williams denied his attempted pass to Ulloa but he reacted quickly to prod forwards, with the striker stretching to turn home at the far post.Fabianski produced a great stop to deny Andy King, on after Ulloa sustained a late knock, before City’s three substitutes combined for the fourth.Demarai Gray’s fine work down the right ended with a cushioned King header that fell kindly for the January signing. Fabianski kept out his strike impressively but Albrighton was there to slam home.In Sunday’s other Premier League game: Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal: Black Cats move out of the Premier League relegation zone Leicester City showed no fear without Jamie Vardy as they beat Swansea City 4-0 at the King Power. Playmaker Riyad Mahrez – a contender for Sunday evening’s PFA Player of the Season award – intercepted a poor pass early in the first half, shimmying past his marker before finishing low at the near post. Leonardo Ulloa – starting in the absence of suspended forward Vardy – doubled the Foxes’ lead after half an hour with a well-placed header that gave Lukasz Fabianski no chance. Claudio Ranieri’s men showed togetherness and unbelievable team spirit and they capitalised on poor defending to add a third. A long ball by Kasper Schmeichel was met by Jeffrey Schlupp, who raced free. With Leicester two-on-one, the Dutch wideman squared the ball across to Ulloa, who fired into an open goal at the far post with half an hour left on the clock.N’Golo Kante and Andy King had good chances to add a fourth, before Marc Albrighton fired home late on. The hosts comfortably saw out the victory which sees the East Midlands club move eight points clear of Tottenham, who play West Brom on Monday. Anything but a home victory at White Hart Lane could see the Foxes clinch the title at Manchester United next weekend, wrapping up one of the most remarkable triumphs in sporting history – never mind football. 2last_img read more


LATE LATE SHOW APPEARANCE FOR DONEGAL ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS

December 25, 2019

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first_imgTHE anti-austerity walkers from Co Donegal have completed their journey to Dublin today – in time for an appearance tonight on the Late Late Show.Spokesman Joe Murphy, who organised the 280 mile walk said tonight’s appearance had “given all of us a massive boost.”Hundreds of people will board buses from throughout Co Donegal tomorrow morning to join the 14 walkers on the last leg of their walk from Phoenix Park to the National Convention Centre where the Fine Gael Ard Fheis will be held. “We are delighted to be on with Ryan Tubridy tonight,” said Joe today.“It has given us all a massive boost because there are a lot of sore legs here after the walk.“We will complete our journey in the morning and the fact that more than half of our country hasn’t paid the Household tax shows how out of touch this Government is with ordinary people,” he added.He said he hoped to be able to get across their message to TV viewers tonight.   LATE LATE SHOW APPEARANCE FOR DONEGAL ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS was last modified: March 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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


Two Donegal schools selected for hot meals pilot project

December 21, 2019

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first_imgChildren in two Donegal primary schools will be getting free hot meals for lunch this September under a new scheme.S N Domhnach Mor, Castlefin and Clochar Padraig Naofa, Carndonagh are two of 36 schools nationwide where the pilot project will be trialled this year.Under the Hot School Meals Project, schools will be given funding to source suppliers for the lunches. Families will not be asked to pay for the meals. Each primary school participating in the pilot project will be expected to provide a menu choice of at least two different meals per day plus a vegetarian/vegan choice and an option that caters for students’ religious and cultural dietary requirements.Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D today announced that more than 6,600 students in a variety of schools will be trialling the project.Minsister Doherty said: “A hot school meal is not just about nutrition but it also guarantees a better education. The research out there shows us that children who benefit from a daily nutritious hot dinner have greater focus and better learning outcomes.”Two Donegal schools selected for hot meals pilot project was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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


Olsen, Eureka take round one

December 20, 2019

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first_imgChance Olsen shot an 82 to lead all golfers and the Eureka High boys’ golf team took round one of the 2019 season, beating out the field in Wednesday’s season-opener at Beau Pre Golf Club in McKinleyville.Olsen led a Eureka team which combined for a team-low of 349, 30 strokes better than second-place McKinelyville (379). Arcata, third-place finishers on Wednesday, were not far behind with a team score of 380. Fourth-place St. Bernard’s (420), fifth-place Fortuna (435), sixth-place Hoopa (453) …last_img read more


South Africa’s land ownership proposals ‘are fair’

December 18, 2019

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first_img16 February 2015The government’s proposal to put a stop to foreign ownership of land is fair as it safeguards the interests of South Africa, according to President Jacob Zuma.He said the proposal to restrict foreign ownership of land was not going to chase away existing and potential foreign investors as they would still have the option to lease land for business use. He was speaking to the SABC on 15 February, following his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on 12 February.Zuma was asked if the decision to disallow land ownership by foreigners would harm the country’s ability to attract foreign direct investment or foreigners doing business in South Africa. He responded that many countries were very careful when it came to land ownership as it was a critical issue for any nation, and that South Africa was not an exception.“I think we are taking a very fair decision to say if you are coming for business and you need land, we lease it [to you]. I think that is fair.“To buy it and make it your property when a good percentage of South African cities have no land. is very difficult to justify when people. don’t own land and part of our country is being owned by people out there,” he said.In his Sona, Zuma announced that a proposed law, the Regulation of Land Holdings Bill, would be submitted to parliament this year. In terms of the proposal, foreign nationals and juristic persons would not be allowed to own land in South Africa, but would be eligible for a long-term lease with a minimum of 30 years.According to the bill, foreign nationals and juristic persons are understood to be non- citizens as well as juristic persons whose dominant shareholder or controller is a foreign controlled enterprise, entity or interest. Therefore, not all immigrants to South Africa will be excluded from land ownership.This category of foreign nationals who are non-citizens will not be able to own land in freehold from the time the policy is passed into law. They will be allowed a long-term lease of 30 to 50 years.It was recognised that this could not apply retrospectively without constitutional infringements, The Presidency admitted, and those who had already acquired freehold would not have their tenure changed by the passing of the proposed law.However, in such instances the Right of First Refusal would apply in favour of another South African citizen in freehold or the State if the land was deemed strategic.A ceiling of land ownership is also set at a maximum of 12 000 hectares in the bill. The proposals were “very fair” to foreign nationals as well, Zuma said.The decision was also taken bearing in mind the fact that people had land taken from them in the past. The decision to limit foreign land ownership was taken to protect the interests of all South Africans, he added.“We now know that people come and buy the best part of the land, so local people are not going to have an opportunity to. do business in their own country because it has been bought. You might end up with three quarters of the land in South Africa being owned by people out there and we end up paying rent to them (sic).”ProtestsZuma also spoke about the Malamulele protests over a demand for a new municipality. While people had the right to protest and express their frustration over any issue, it was not correct for them to infringe on the rights of others.The Malamulele protests had been very tense, leading to protesters “shutting down” all services – from schools to businesses not being allowed to operate. This mindset was “the wrong approach”, Zuma said.“What is not wanted is the nature of the protests. While people have the right to protest, if you are a citizen of South Africa, you don’t fight for your rights and in the process, undermine the rights of other people.“That is the problem in Malamulele, that once you want something, you must [shut down] everything. but once you impact on the right of kids to go to school, that is not acceptable.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more


As the Social Web Grows, Access Becomes a Right

December 16, 2019

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first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As the social web becomes more common, universities start to make use of it. As they do, their reliance on it grows until often the only place to access essential information is online. But what of those who cannot utilize that information in the same way as the majority of their fellows? Just as lecture halls built prior to the Americans With Disabilities Act did not come with wheelchair ramps, universities’ online presence and strategy were built with equally little thought to those outside of the mean. And universities and students alike are beginning to pay the price for that oversight. This is not a matter of a matter of some students not being able to access social and entertainment information–although those are important in their own right–this is about information like registration, class schedules, book lists and the like. On the one hand, as the Chronicle of Higher Education reports, about 75,000 students at American schools alone are visually impaired. On the other, it’s not like assistive technologies like text-to-speech applications are in short supply.As an example, the Chronicle takes Darrell Shandrow, a journalism senior at Arizona State. “In his apartment near the campus here, he uses text-to-speech software that reads Web sites out loud. To get around town, he runs iPhone applications that identify nearby buildings and even the bills in his wallet. He also blogs, tweets, shoots video, and hosts an online radio show.”He was stopped in his tracks, however, when an online workbook he had to use had mislabeled images. A number of studies recently have found U.S. university websites to be inaccessible to students, alumni and community members with disabilities. In addition many, if not most, colleges have process for insuring online courses comply with the ADA. Lawsuits and federal complaints have begun. One was a suit by Shandrow over the lack of an audible menu on his school’s e-reader. Another was over a major university’s almost complete inaccessibility of their web offerings. The only way to fix this is for universities to partner with disabled students and geeks to build access into the systems from the ground up. It’s not an easy economic time, and American universities are as bureaucrat-powered as a French agricultural ministry, but the only other option is to wait until lawsuit after lawsuit forces piecemeal improvements. Innovation and community involvement in tech issues can create more than millions of dollars and hundreds of “specialists.” If a university is smart, it will leverage the commitment of community now. They’ll save money and face. University of London photo by Steve Cadman Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Real World#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more


Ayaay, Pirates look at NCAA Finals run as lesson learned

November 30, 2019

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first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Ayaay added they hoped they would learn from their first trip to the Finals as they look forward to Season 94.“The past two years for us were really a struggle,” said Ayaay of the Pirates who won a combined 10 games in Seasons 92 and 91. “I never expected that we would be in the Finals, maybe just the Final Four. I hope we would learn from this loss.”And the familial bonds Ayaay talked about came in full display when the Pirates huddled up in Topex Robinson’s final timeout with 22.5 seconds left.The Pirates gathered together as Robinson reminded them to be gracious in defeat and that they would congratulate San Beda for winning the title.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe 93rd season of the NCAA almost became the year Lyceum finally rose as one of collegiate basketball’s elite programs.After an 18-0 sweep of the eliminations, hype surrounded Lyceum but in the two games of the Finals the Pirates faltered against 21-time champion San Beda.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Bolick hopes to win one more championship with San Beda Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA All the ballyhoo came crashing to the depths of history when the Red Lions mauled the Pirates, 92-82, in the title-clincher Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Although the loss was a gut-wrencher, wingman MJ Ayaay said it wasn’t the end of the Pirates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This loss doesn’t mean that the whole world came crashing down on us,” said Ayaay in Filipino. “I told my teammates that whatever happens we’re brothers.”“Win the championship or not, we’re still a family, we’re still brothers.” LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


Knicks Win 91-83, Philly 0-13

November 18, 2019

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first_imgNEW YORK — Even with a winless team coming to Madison Square Garden, there was no chance of the New York Knicks being overconfident.“For us, right now, it’s not like we were playing great,” point guard Jose Calderon said. They were good enough to beat Philadelphia.Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, Amare Stoudemire added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Knicks dropped the 76ers to 0-13 with a 91-83 victory on Nov. 22.Calderon made his season debut for the Knicks (4-10), who had lost consecutive games but jumped out to a big early lead and had an easy time against a team that was every bit as bad as its record for most of the game.“You don’t want to give a team like that no type of edge, no type of confidence, because when you do it can be a dangerous night for you,” Anthony said.The 76ers are the first team to drop their first 13 games since the 2009-10 Nets lost 18 straight during the worst start in NBA history. The Sixers are nearing their franchise-worst start of 0-15 in 1972-73, when they finished 9-73 for the worst 82-game mark in league history.They played hard to keep from getting blown out but couldn’t overcome three quarters of dismal shooting that had them trailing by as many as 21 points.“We all are sticking together,” forward Nerlens Noel said. “We feel like we’re getting closer to our first win.” Noel had the best night of his young career with season highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds.“That was Nerlens’ best game. So everybody in Philadelphia is seeing what we’re seeing. It’s slow but it’s coming,” coach Brett Brown said.Calderon finished with three points and three assists in 21 minutes. The Spanish veteran strained his right calf during a preseason game on Oct. 20, and the Knicks are hoping he can help the flow of their triangle offense.New York was still without Andrea Bargnani, who was nearing a return from the strained right hamstring that has sidelined him all season when he strained his right calf in practice on Nov. 21.The crowd was announced at 19,812, a sellout, but fans were largely silent during play, as if beating up on the dismal Sixers wasn’t worth cheering.Philadelphia did manage to get it to 85-77 with under two minutes left, but Anthony made consecutive baskets.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


A CFB Starting QB Will Miss Rest Of Season After Tearing His ACL

October 26, 2019

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first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonTroy has been one of the fun non-Power 5 teams to watch so far this college football season. However, the Trojans have suffered a major injury loss.Troy head coach Neal Brown announced this afternoon that starting quarterback Kaleb Barker will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Barker suffered the injury during Thursday’s win over Georgia State.Redshirt sophomore Sawyer Smith will take his place in the starting lineup. Smith is 22-for-34 for 213 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions on the season.He has also rushed for 153 yards.Troy HC Neal Brown announced at his press conference Monday that quarterback Kaleb Barker has suffered an ACL injury and will miss the remainder of the season.Sawyer Smith will start Saturday’s game at Liberty.#RTW #OneTROY— Troy Trojans Football 5x⚔️ (@TroyTrojansFB) October 8, 2018Barker was off to a fantastic start to the 2018 season. He has completed s 92-of-126 passes for 1,013 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions while adding 261 rushing yards and two touchdowns.With Barker’s help, Troy is off to a 5-1 start, including a win at Nebraska. The Trojans are one win away from being bowl eligible for a third-straight season.Barker is scheduled to have surgery on Friday.last_img read more