Suriname-bound security guard nabbed with ganja

first_imgA security guard attached to a city security firm is expected to appear in the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) today on a drug trafficking charge, after he was nabbed at Moleson Creek, Berbice with a quantity of marijuana Tuesday morning.Members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), in Corriverton, arrested Gordon Xavier, 48, at Moleson Creek as he was attempting to board the MV Canawaima, which plies the Guyana-Suriname route.Reports are that CANU officers observed that Xavier was operating in a suspicious manner and conducted a search on his person during which they found concealed in a transparent plastic bag in his pocket, 16 grams of the illegal drug.He was told of the offence and arrested.last_img

Ali calls on Diaspora to support party’s struggle to protect democracy

first_imgPresidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Irfaan Ali speaking at various venues in New York on Sunday emphasised the need for members of the Guyanese Diaspora to support the Party’s ongoing struggle to protect Guyana’s democracy and return the country to a path of prosperity.On this note, Ali invited the Diaspora to contribute to the PPP/C manifesto which is open for contributions from the public. He noted that a public forum will be held in February to engage civil society and other Guyanese to make their input into the manifesto.“I will ensure our government plan is reflective of the needs and aspirations of all our people,” he assured.Ali also said his visits further underscored his party’s commitment to stay connected with Guyanese Diaspora. To this end, he thanked the Diaspora for opening up their homes, businesses and places of worship – the most sacred – to him and the party.However, the presidential hopeful lauded the Diaspora for their generous and continued humanitarian services towards their fellow Guyanese.“It is your work at the humanitarian level, that give the people back home much needed relief and hope; and we at the political level must build on this hope so that people don’t see hopelessness as the outcome,” he stated.People’s Progressive Party/Civic Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali with supporters during his visit to New York over the weekendFor its part, the PPP’s Presidential Candidate said his party envisions to create a society that is inclusive and provides opportunities for all people no matter their differences. He reiterated promises to reverse the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition’s neglect of traditional sectors including agriculture, gold mining, forestry, bauxite and tourism.Furthermore, Ali noted that among the plans the PPP has for the oil and gas sector, should it return to office, includes ensuring that the local content policy and legislations relating to the emerging sector cater for all Guyanese.Guyana is now home to the world’s biggest new deep water oil discovery and with principle explorer, ExxonMobil, pushing for the development of the oil reserves; production is scheduled to begin in early 2020. In fact only in December, the US oil giant announced its 10th discovery, reinforcing the country’s potential to be able to produce more than 750,000 barrels of oil daily by 2025.Since the discovery of first oil back in 2015, local stakeholders and stakeholder bodies have been calling for the necessary frameworks and infrastructure be put in place for the emerging sector. This includes a Local Content Policy, which is a guide seeking to protect local companies from being bypassed for contracts and services with foreign companies and workers being favoured.Back in November, Head of the Government’s Energy Department, Dr Mark Bynoe had assured that a second draft policy would be finalised before the end of 2018.last_img read more

Identity of Man Arrested by the RCMP INSET Team released

first_imgInvestigators from INSET are continuing to follow leads regarding two separate explosions at natural gas pipelines. During the course of the investigation a male surfaced who had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. This male was arrested in Grande Prairie, Alberta and was transported to Dawson Creek, BC. The male is being identified as 21-year-old Kelly Lake resident Ian Lloyd GLADUE. At the time of his arrest he was wanted for fail to comply with conditions and two counts of obstructing a police officer out of Chetwynd, and one count each of sexual assault and uttering threats out of Kelly Lake. GLADUE is currently in custody in Dawson Creek, but will not be making a public court appearance until Monday morning because the Dawson Creek Provincial Court is closed today.Investigators will not be making any public comments to either confirm or deny if GLADUE is a person of interest or a suspect in the investigation. He is being held under the authority of the outstanding warrants and no new charges have been requested by police.- Advertisement -Tips from the public are still being requested by investigators. Anyone with information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-866-994-7473.last_img read more

Quicker than Walcott, reminds Alexis of Thierry Henry – check out Arsenal’s new star

first_imgHe has laid down a marker ahead of the new Premier League season with a hat-trick in the Barclays Asia Trophy, so here is everything you need to know about Chuba Akpom.Playing predominantly as a central striker, 19-year-old Chuba Amechi Williams Akpom was born in Canning Town, London.He signed a new contract in February to keep him at the Emirates until 2019.Born to Nigerian parents, Akpom is eligible to play for either England or Nigeria.He has been at Arsenal since the age of six and has represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 level.He has spent time on loan at Brentford, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest but is yet to score a senior goal. He became a YouTube hit with this stunning backheel against Mexico for England U20s:Alexis Sanchez has given him the nickname “Titi” as he reminds him of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.In September 2014 he broke the club’s 10m sprint record with a time of 1.56 seconds, previously held by the likes of Henry and Theo Walcott. As well as being a talented footballer, Akpom is also an accomplished rapper. 1last_img read more

Deal reached to end trash strike

first_imgSUN VALLEY – Waste Management Inc. has reached a deal with the union representing its 470 drivers, the company announced today. The five-year contract was ratified this morning by the workers, said Kit Cole, a spokeswoman for Waste Management. It’s the same deal that the workers rejected before going on strike Oct. 19, she said. “I think from the outset we felt that this was a very, very strong offer, and that it was so strong we were willing to stand by it despite the strike,” Cole said. A representative from Teamsters Local 396, the union representing the workers, could not be reached for comment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.During the strike, workers picketed at company facilities in Sun Valley, Compton and Long Beach. From the outset of the strike, the company brought in its own temporary drivers from other parts of the country. Last week, it started advertising for permanent drivers to replace the strikers. The new contract covers drivers, mechanics and bin shop workers. The new deal gives workers a 22.5 percent wage increase over five years, according to the company. The union reported that under the old contract, its workers made up to $17.80 an hour. Waste Management hauls trash for about 12,000 customers in the city of Los Angeles. Most of those customers are businesses, but some are large apartment complexes. The city has its own workers haul residential trash. 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

Bump n run

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHO’S HOT The Chicago Bears’defense is about to finish among the top five teams of all time for fewest points allowed during a 16-game regular season. The Bears have allowed a league-best 168 points, which will place them second if they allow fewer than 19 points today against Minnesota. The NFL record is 165 by the 2000 Baltimore Ravens. Second is the 1986 Bears at 187. Chicago also ranks first in yards allowed at 274.2. WHO’ NOT Midway through the season, LaDainian Tomlinson was an MVP candidate and fantasy football god. He’s gone cold just when the Chargers needed him most. Tomlinson hasn’t scored a touchdown or rushed for more than 86 yards over the past four games. In last week?s must-win game against Kansas City, he had just 47 yards on 15 carries, his second-worst output of the season. ROOKIE TO WATCH DeMarcus Ware had a breakout game for the Cowboys, recording seven tackles, three sacks and forcing three fumbles in the team’s win over Carolina. The 11th overall pick out of Troy is second on the team with seven sacks and third with 55 tackles. The forced fumbles, which came on all three of his sacks, were his first of the season. The Cowboys recovered one of them. STAT 11 Teams that have reached the coveted 10-win mark in the NFL this season. Four more teams — Dallas, San Diego, Kansas City and Washington — can join the group in the final week of the regular season. If all four win, the 15 10-win teams would be the most in league history. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more


first_imgFéile Carraig Arts and Culture 2015 is taking place all weeknd in Carrigart and the surrounding Mevagh Parish.Once again all events are free, however donations, to cover running costs, are gratefully received.Crowds can look forward to their old favourites such as the tea dance, local artists exhibition, arts and crafts workshops, drawing day, craft stalls, traditional music workshops, ramblers walk, locals live music on the street & the family fun day Some new events and venues this year include a scriptwriting (as Gaelige), with local award winning writer Francie Cullen, acting classes for both teenagers and adults, solo visual art exhibitions by Meadhbh McNutt in the Tramore Inn, Daniel Cullen in the Old Glen Bar and Chris Kerr at Logue’s Bar.This year will also see the introduction of a raft race where teams of 4-6 will build their own seaworthy vehicles, using materials provided, before racing them and competing for the 2015 title!Another event worth noting is The High Cross of Carrigart: a History, a talk by Bruce Campbell MRIA, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Economic History at the Queen’s University of Belfast, and Columba Boyce from Carrigart. Attendees will the will learn about short life of the cross’s dedicatee, the ‘virtuous’ 4th Earl of Leitrim, be informed of the cross’s design and hear what was involved in restoring the tumbled and shattered cross to its former glory, so that once again it is a landmark which ought to be the envy of every other town in the county.Live music will be on every night in both Logue’s Bar and the Carrigart Hotel. Please note because of such high demand in previous years, some events require pre-booking this year; all details can be found in the festival programme.For information about any of the upcoming events pick up your programme in local shops, bars and hotels this weekend or visit To volunteer or for information contact the committee anytime on 085 136 0837.The committee would like to thank all their sponsors and local businesses for their continued support this year and they look forward to meeting you all over the weekend at Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2015.SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT FEILE CARRAIG ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL was last modified: August 29th, 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)last_img read more

Karren Brady accuses London Stadium owners of ‘holding West Ham to ransom’

first_imgE20 is comprised of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and Stratford East London Holdings Limited.LLDC told The Times: “We are more than willing to rent advertising space to West Ham for the display of the club’s honours.“However, there are some unpaid bills which need to be settled before we will enter into a new deal for the 2018/19 season.“The club already has a very good deal to use the London Stadium and it is only right and fair that it should pay to use additional assets in the venue.” Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News 2 REVEALED 2 The list – displaying their past triumphs – has been positioned around the middle tier of the west stand for the past two seasons but was removed by E20 while the stadium staged athletic events in the summer.It was expected to be back in position for the new Premier League season but E20 have refused to reinstall it, amid an ongoing row over who pays maintenance fees for the big screen.In its place for Saturday’s game against Bournemouth was a London Stadium-branded board proclaiming “This Is For Everyone” in what some West Ham fans claim are provocative blue-and-white colours similar to those used by London rivals Tottenham.Brady has now accused E20 of “holding the club to ransom” and “acting in an underhand way” by refusing to reinstate the honours board.A statement from the Hammers chief read: “For the second year running E20 have attempted to hold us to ransom and force us to pay a fee we are not liable for.“The club simply cannot continue to yield to paying invented invoices year after year.“We are frustrated and angry that our landlords should act in this underhand way and we will not hesitate to take a legal route to confirm our rights under the tenancy agreement.” Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes huge blow gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Karren Brady has accused West Ham’s landlords of holding the club to ransom possible standings smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? West Ham’s dispute with the London Stadium’s owners is threatening to boil over West Ham are locked in another dispute with their London Stadium landlords.Vice-chairman Karren Brady is threatening legal action against E20, the company set up to run the stadium, unless they reinstate the club’s honours board. REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The club and E20 are also locked in a dispute over the colour’s around the pitch.The cover placed over the running track for matches is currently green, but West Ham want it to be claret and blue.West Ham have offered to pay the estimated £200,000 cost to transform the perimeter of the pitch, but E20 have so far refused to agree to their request.last_img read more

49ers run out of gas

first_imgMinus both a midfield playmaker and their most experienced defender, playing their seventh game in a 16-day stretch, and on the road in hot weather against an opponent riding a eight-game winning streak, it happened. In Big West Conference play Sunday at Cal State Northridge, the Long Beach State 49ers finally hit the wall. With freshman midfielder Hayley Bolt on the sideline with a wrist injury, the 49ers were unable to muster a steady offense and fell 1-0. “This was the end of a long road trip, and I thought we were a little bit off,” said 49er coach Mauricio Ingrassia, whose squad dropped to 8-3-1 overall and 1-1 in the BWC. “We were playing against a good team, the game could have gone either way … playing without arguably two of our best players.” On a day in which LBSU only recorded two shots on goal, both in the second half by freshman midfielder Kim Silos, the defense held firm as goalie Liz Ramos had to make only three saves. Junior Natalie Messina was out of the game for LBSU with a leg injury suffered in Friday’s win at Pacific, but the 49ers frustrated a Matadors attack that included four corner kicks (the 49ers had zero corner kicks). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 CSUN (10-1, 2-0) got on the board in the 58th minute when Kristy Krohn went in from the right and beat a sprawling Ramos with a low shot for the game’s only goal. “If we play Long Beach 10 times, it’s going to be a very even series,” CSUN coach Terry Davila said. “They’re very well coached, with very good players.” LBSU almost got it right back, as the 49ers had a chance at the CSUN goal just seconds later. Silos’ shot, the 49ers’ first on goal in the game, beat Matadors goalie April Cline, but defender Julie Hauserman cleared it off the line. The 49ers had chances on free kicks from outside the goal box, but never forced Cline into making a save. In the 72nd minute, Silos shot on goal from 26 yards, but Cline made her only save of the game. Having just finished a stretch of playing six of seven games on the road, LBSU now returns home to host four consecutive, starting with Cal Poly SLO on Friday at George Allen Field. center_img “It will be nice to be able to have a good training session, a couple good training sessions,” Ramos said. “We’ve been playing so many games that we have game, day off, recover, game, day off, recover, it’s kind of gone like that. So we haven’t had time to really get in and practice and really work on the things that we’ve been seeing in the games. So this will be a good time for us to look back on all the games we’ve played, and focus on the future.” 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

Met Eireann forecasts ‘torrential rain’ for Donegal and other counties

first_imgMet Eireann has issued two separate weather warnings as part of Ireland are set to endure torrential rain.A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Donegal, Connacht, Kilkenny, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary between 9pm tonight and 9pm tomorrow.Forecasters say up to 50mm of rain is expected over a 24 hour period. Rainfall will be “above normal” and the weather is expected to be changeable and unsettled overnight.The national weather forecaster says widespread rain is expected tomorrow (Wed) with a risk of spot flooding.However, it is expected to dry out across Munster and west Connacht later in the afternoon or evening.Wednesday is expected to be mild with top temperatures between 14 and 17C. A Met Éireann forecaster said winds will become moderate as the rain clears.“Tonight will be cool and misty, once the last of the rain clears out into the Irish Sea, with some fog forming in places.”However, more rain is expected on Thursday, particularly along the Atlantic coast, which could be affected by thundery showers on Friday while the rest of the country enjoys sunnier spells.Met Eireann forecasts ‘torrential rain’ for Donegal and other counties was last modified: October 1st, 2017 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:donegalrainStatus YellowWarninglast_img read more