Alleged narco-trafficking lands woman on remand

first_imgA woman who reportedly had ganja in her possession at the Bartica Police Station was on Tuesday remanded to prison when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against Elcy Indra Vigilance of Lot 67 C Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden stated that on September 29, 2018 at Bartica Police Station she had in her possession 489.9 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The 25-year-old woman denied the charge when it was read to her.The prosecution’s case was that on September 29, 2018 about 16:40h two Policemen noticed the woman acting in a suspicious manner at the Bartica Ferry Stelling. The Constables approached her and invited her to the Police station, which is a short distance away to conduct a search of her belongings.During the search, a yellow plastic bag wrapped in clear scotch tape which contained leaves and seeds were unearthed. As such, he was arrested and charged.In court on Tuesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence. Chief Magistrate McLennan upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Vigilance to prison. The case will continue on October 17, 2018 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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Northern Health wants you to be safe during the heat wave

first_imgFor more information on heat-related health issues, including heat exhaustion and heatstroke, call 8-1-1 for health advice 24/7, or visit www.healthlinkbc.ca -Watch or listen for humidex reports issued by Environment Canada-Drink lots of water and natural juices, even if you don’t feel thirsty; avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol, which can cause dehydration-Avoid strenuous activity during mid-day when the temperature is at its peak. – Avoid going out in the blazing sun. If you must go out, stay in the shade or wear a hat.-Apply a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or more for short trips outside. Upgrade to SPF 30 if you’ll be spending long periods in direct sun.Advertisement The forecast is calling for humid weather, and Northern Health encourages everyone to take some basic precautions before heading outside.Each year in Northern Health, a number of people are admitted to local emergency rooms to be treated for the effects of heat and sun exposure.Heat illness can occur when the humidex is at or near 40, or if there are extended periods of high temperatures. The very young and people over 65 years of age are most vulnerable.- Advertisement -Symptoms of heat illness include rapid breathing, headache, weakness or fatigue, nausea and muscle cramps. If someone is experiencing these symptoms, People with these symptoms should move to a cool environment, rest, and drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages.If an individual’s symptoms worsen or are severe, they should visit an emergency room or their family doctor.Northern Health also recommends to:Advertisementcenter_img -Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before exposure, using waterproof sunscreen if you sweat heavily or plan to swim.-Use a fan to bring in cooler air from outside.-Check on relatives, friends and neighbors, who live alone, have difficulty caring for themselves, or are immobile to ensure they aren’t suffering from the heat.-Never leave infants, small children or pets in a parked car.-Check with your doctor or pharmacist to see any medication you might take put you at higher risk for developing heat-related illnessAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Manchester United are far from back, Gray warns

first_imgManchester United fans should not be getting carried away with their recent run of good form, Andy Gray has warned.United have bounced back from a poor start to the season to move up to fourth in the Premier League with four successive victories.But Gray insists Louis van Gaal still has plenty to prove and he believes Southampton can end the Red Devils’ winning run on Monday night.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “Although they have had four wins in a row, three of them were against Crystal Palace, Hull and Stoke, and you would expect a decent United side to win those three games.“The only team of any note they have beaten was Arsenal and they were second best for massive spells.“They are far from back Manchester United and I think it is a game Southampton will fancy.”last_img read more

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Ice cool Vic lifts Kenya over Madagascar

first_imgStars were lucky to be level at 0-0 at the break after Madagascar themselves had a penalty, but keeper Patrick Matasi came to the rescue with a powerful left arm to ensure the boys stood a chance despite a poor first half.Off a swiftly  executed counter, Madagascar were away and Metanire Romain sent Tsilavina Martin through into the box. Matasi came out to cover and in his outstretched arms brought down the lanky forward.From the resultant penalty, the keeper made amends, leaping to is right and his strong left hand parried Charles Andriamahitsinoro’s penalty onto the crossbar and out.Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe vies for the ball with Madagascar’s Charles Andriamahitsinoro during their friendly match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMadagascar who camped in Kenya’s half for most of the opening 45 minutes created more chances and should have been up by at least two or more goals, were they more clinical in the final third.They started knocking on the door early with Rayan providing the first danger with a curled ball that went just over when he cited Matasi a few yards off his line.In the 22nd minute, Andriamahitsinoro came inches close when his shot from inside the box was deflected onto the crossbar after Kenya struggled to clear the ball from a cutback on the left.Just before that effort, Kenya had survived another flow of attack, this time thanks to Musa Mohammed who made a great block after throwing his body on the floor to keep out a shot from Andriatsina Faneva.Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe moves ahead against a challenge from Madagascar’s Tsilavina Martin during their friendly match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOn the half hour mark, Philemon Otieno almost turned the ball into his own net when he tried to block a cross from Romain with Matasi off his line but luckily for him the ball sailed inches wide.Andriamahitsinoro had another big chance when his freekick was swayed by the wind, but Matasi punched the ball away.Kenya’s best and probably only good chance of the game was off an Eric Johannah freekick that was fisted away by the keeper. Ayub Timbe was Kenya’s most colorful player, but most of his runs and dribbles couldn’t bring much of results.At the start of the second half, Migne made changes, Musa, Johannah and John Avire coming off for Joseph Okumu, Eric Ouma and Michael Olunga.Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga gallops upfield against Madagascar during their friendly match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe changes saw Kenya’s performance improve with Olunga proving a menace to the Madagascar backline. He showed his prowess within minutes, winning the ball from range but his shot went wide.The improved performance with the introduction of pace on the wing and some assured legs in attack saw Kenya get rewarded with the game’s opening goal.Timbe broke away on the left and his attempted cross was cut off by the arms of Norel Jeremy. Skipper Wanyama stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, sending the keeper the wrong way.Stars were buoyed by the lead and hugely improved. Olunga came close when he picked up the ball at the edge of the box cutting off a Madagascar miss pass, but his curling effort went inches wide off target.Madagascar had two late chances on the other end, but both went begging as Stars held on for the victory.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victor Wanyama steps up to score the penalty against Madagascar in a friendly match at the Stade Robert Boban in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 7 – Victor Wanyama’s 62nd minute penalty handed Kenya’s Harambee Stars a 1-0 win over Madagascar at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris, France on Friday night in their first of two pre-African Cup of Nations (AFCON) build up matches.The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder slotted in the game’s lone goal in a second half that saw Stars show a much improved performance, commanding play better and creating scoring opportunities courtesy of three half time changes.last_img read more

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Campus sweat set

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Sweat poured down Matthew Balzano’s face as he lifted a 60-pound weight at an exercise class at Rio Hondo College. Balzano recently signed up for the one-unit class offered at the college’s LifeLong Fitness Center, paying just $26 for the entire spring semester. “It seemed pretty cheap for this really nice gym with lots of equipment,” said the 19-year-old Whittier man, toweling off after his workout. “It beats paying $100 a month to go to a normal gym.” But there is also a little-known bonus. Those who sign up for one of the center’s classes not only get inexpensive workouts each semester – after four semesters, they get free, lifelong use of the facility. That policy began last year, said Jodi Senk, the director of the fitness center. Both students and non-students can enroll in PE 130 or Lifelong Fitness Laboratory, which are offered each semester for a $26 fee. In PE 130, students immediately are assessed for risk factors and medical history to establish an individual fitness profile. They can then visit the fitness center Monday through Thursday and on Friday and Saturday mornings to use exercise equipment organized in an aerobic circuit. On a recent Friday morning, a row of women ran on treadmills. Others pedaled furiously on stationary bicycles before stretching out and cooling down. Mariana Martinez, who was doing the circuit workout for the first time, said she likes the inexpensive fee and easy access to the fitness center. “In my free time between classes I can come here, and I plan to keep on coming,” said the 20-year-old El Monte woman. The fitness center opened in 1989 in the college’s old women’s gymnasium. Herbert Sussman, who was Rio Hondo’s president at the time, said he never regretting authorizing the center’s construction. “The physical education faculty suggested it, and it seemed like a great idea at the time,” said Sussman as he worked out in the center. “Now, it’s this fabulous, big and inexpensive place to work out.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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DEPUTY PRINGLE’S WATER BILL LANDS JUST IN TIME – FOR HIM TO BIN!

first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle has received his first water bill – just in time for him to bin!Deputy Pringle’s soon to be binned water bill!The Killybegs-based Independent Deputy received his bill to his home for €64 today.And the politician said he plans on bringing it to Letterkenny tomorrow for the Bin The Bills protest. He and others taking part in the water charge protest are asking people to bring along their bills so they can be binned.DEPUTY PRINGLE’S WATER BILL LANDS JUST IN TIME – FOR HIM TO BIN! was last modified: April 24th, 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:Bin the BillsDeputy Thomas Pringlewater billlast_img read more

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KILCAR HOPING TO BRING THE DOCTOR BACK AFTER 22-YEAR ABSENCE FROM TOWNEY

first_imgGAA: It’s been 22 years since Kilcar brought the Donegal SFC title back to Towney and their followers are hoping that this year they can finally bridge that gap.Kilcar last won the Donegal SFC title in 1993 when they defeated local rivals Killybegs.Kilcar were inspired that day by former Donegal stars Martin McHugh and James McHugh. The current Kilcar crop are led by Martin’s sons current Donegal players Mark and Ryan, while James’s son Eoin McHugh is also a major player for Kilcar.Add in the mercurial Patrick McBrearty, Ciaran McGinley, Mark Sweeney and the evergreen Michael Hegarty and it’s easy to see Kilcar have a playing panel capable of winning the Donegal SFC title.Kilcar breezed past the challenge of Naomh Muire, Killybegs and Termon in group stages to book their place in the last eight.They face Four Masters this weekend and are hotly tipped to book themselves into the last four. Four Masters defeated Glenfin in the group stages before suffering a heavy defeat to St Michael’s in their second group game but a great display seen them defeat Cloughaneely which ensured their passage to the last eight.It has been a difficult season for Four Masters manager and former Tyrone star Ciaran ‘Dinky’ McBride and they’ve struggled in the All-County League Division One.Four Masters have been left decimated by emigration with close to a dozen players no longer available to them.One of their most high profile departures was Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan who transferred to Ballyboden/St Enda’s in Dublin.However, they still have Karl Lacey, Barry Dunnion and Barry Monagahan to call on and have a great championship pedigree. Kilcar won’t have it all their own way on Saturday evening, but they should have too much quality in the end for Four Masters.Verdict – KILCARKILCAR HOPING TO BRING THE DOCTOR BACK AFTER 22-YEAR ABSENCE FROM TOWNEY was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

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FATHER-OF-FIVE KILLED AS TREE FALLS ON HIM IN FREAK ACCIDENT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A father of five has been killed in a freak accident in Termon.The man, named locally as Danny Gallagher, 47, was killed when a tree fell on him just before lunch-time.Mr Gallagher, a well-known and hugely respected employee with the ESB, was killed instantly. It is understood Mr Gallagher was out clearing trees with his brother, also an ESB employee, when the accident happened at Doon Well.Locals have been gathering in shock at the late Mr Gallagher’s home this afternoon.People are openly crying outside the dead man’s home as the reality of the tragedy sinks in.One local said Mr Gallagher was one of the nicest and obliging men in the community. “Everyone is just in shock and walking around crying in disbelief.“I have seen grown men crying who I never thought would ever cry.“Danny was a rock in this community. He was quiet and unassuming but would always be there if anyone needed him.“He was very proud of his role with the ESB and was very professional in all he did.“He was a real family man and he lived for his wife and kids. They will be all devastated by this,” he said. All afternoon friends and relatives have been arriving at the Gallagher family home to pass on their sympathies.The house is close to the religious Doon Well site.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFATHER-OF-FIVE KILLED AS TREE FALLS ON HIM IN FREAK ACCIDENT was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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:accidentDanny GallagherESBTermonlast_img read more

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Bafana in Mandela Challenge draw

first_img14 November 2011A stunning free kick by Katlego Mphela saw Bafana Bafana come from behind to earn a 1-all draw with Africa’s top ranked team, Cote D’Ivoire, in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.The result means South Africa remains undefeated in five matches against the Ivorians, with one win and four draws.Pitso Mosimane’s men had fallen behind on an own goal by Siboniso Gaxa, but Mphela’s second-half free kick left goalkeeper Boubacar Barry rooted to the spot.It was the best possible reply the Mamelodi Sundowns’ striker could muster towards a section of the crowd that had booed him throughout the first half.‘Mphela is the best we have’Coach Mosimane was less than impressed by the boo boys and offered his backing for the striker at the post-match press conference, saying: “If there is anyone better than Mphela, I want that name. All the coaches and journalists must give me that name. We need that name. It’s a fact, Mphela is the best we have.”Immediately after the game, in an on-field interview, he had expressed his disappointment in the number of opportunities his charges had spurned.Overall, Mosimane was positive about his side’s performance. “We did well and showed that we can play well against the best, but we are not there yet, not convincing enough,” he said.“At the end, it was a credible performance and I think we redeemed ourselves to give the country what it deserves.”SatisfiedThe Ivorians’ coach, Francois Zahoui, said that he too was on the whole satisfied with his team’s showing, although he admitted they have plenty to work on before the African Cup of Nations finals, which kick off on 21 January 2012.Playing in new jerseys, South Africa started the game off fairly well, but Gervinho was giving Tsepo Masilela a tough time, and matters became worse when Masilela suffered an injury which forced him from the field after 26 minutes.He was replaced by Siboniso Gaxa, which meant replacing a natural left-footer with a right-footed player on the left. Interestingly, in the first half, Siphiwe Tshabalala, a left-footer, was used wide on the right. It didn’t work, but when he returned to the left in the second stanza, he shone.The Ivorians’ fired the first shot of the contest when winger Seydou Doumbia forced an early save out of Bafana net-minder Moeneeb Josephs.Good chanceMphela had a good chance to put Bafana in front a quarter-of-an-hour into the game after Reneilwe Letsholonyane played him in with a neat ball, but Mphela’s weak left-footed effort was easily dealt with by the goalkeeper.The visitors then appeared to have a clear-cut penalty disallowed after Gervinho was brought down in the box. The Ivorians were angered by the non-call, so much so that captain Didier Zokora earned himself a caution because of his protesting.With 30 minutes played, Barry pulled off a good save of a Morgan Gould header, which came from a Tshabalala free kick.Own goalSix minutes later the deadlock was broken when Gaxa headed into his own net after some miscommunication in defence, which gave the Ivory Coast a 1-0 advantage.Goalie Josephs was called on to make a save with his feet from Doumbia with five minutes remaining, but the final chance of the half went the way of South Africa when Kagisho Dikgacoi set up Mphela, but he again failed to find a meaningful finish.Stunning precisionSeven minutes into the second stanza, Bafana levelled matters when Mphela took responsibility for a free kick on the left hand side of the field and with stunning precision found the bottom right hand corner of Barry’s net with his shot.Buoyed by the goal, Bafana upped the pressure on Cote D’Ivoire and Barry needed some sharp reflexes to prevent Siaka Tiene netting an own goal.On the hour-mark, the Elephants almost took the lead again, but Josephs did well to keep out efforts by Doumbia and Gradel Max.The level of play dropped a little as the game drew towards its conclusion, but with the end nearing Anele Ngcongca found Mphela with a cross from the right. The striker’s header was stopped by Barry, and Ngconga’s effort to slot the rebound was snuffed out.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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SA para-cyclists on song in World Cup

first_imgReigning world champion Ernst van Dyk claimed the first gold medal by edging out his nemesis Alessandro Zanardi in a sprint finish to the road race. Zanardi had won the time trial two days earlier. SAinfo reporter C4 cyclist Roxy Burns retained her World Cup leaders’ jersey, which she had earned after her first race earlier this season. It’s a great achievement for Burns, especially since her preferred discipline is track cycling. South Africa’s second gold medal was awarded to T1 Tricyclist George Rex, who won the time trial over an 8.3km course in 17:40.09, 13.08 seconds ahead of Spain’s Aitor Oroza Flores, with Jiri Hindr of the Czech Republic finishing third. 27 August 2013 The first three riders to cross the finish line after eight laps and 66.4km of racing – Van Dyk, Zanardi and Jetze Plat (Ned) – all recorded the same time of 01:56:51, with only four seconds separating the top five riders. The team’s attention will next be turned onto the 2013 World Championships as they settle in at Baie-Comeau in Quebec. Racing starts on Thursday, 29 August. First winIt was the first time this season that Van Dyk, who races in the H4 category, had defeated former Formula One driver Zanardi, who had dominated the previous rounds of the road racing and time trial disciplines. “Our new T1 rider George Rex was a pleasant surprise. He finished fourth in Italy, and then followed it up with second places in Spain, and a win and third place here in Matane. “Of course we are also well aware that his main adversary, the French rider, broke his collarbone and did not compete. South African para-cyclists captured two gold medals and three World Cup leaders’ jerseys at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Series in Matane, Canada on the weekend. ‘Consistency’“Consistency also gave Justine Asher the overall win in the H2 class.” Asher’s achievement was all the more remarkable since she had to return home early after racing at the Italian leg of the World Cup series following a crash in which she broke bones in a foot. ‘Our best ever World Cup’“This was our best ever World Cup,” team coach Ricky Kulsen told Road to Rio’s Mark Etheridge. “Due to consistently riding in all the events, Roxy won the C4 World Cup overall without winning one single race. This was actually just part of getting her used to riding the road in preparation for the track.last_img read more

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