first_img– Moblissa farmer arrested for ganja found in homeA five-acre ganja cultivation with close to 10,000 plants was destroyed by ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in close proximity to 18 Miles, Ituni, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), in the wee hours of Saturday morning.Some of the 1113 grams of cannabis that Police ranks unearthed while executing a search of the house of a farmer from Moblissa, Region 10The plants, measuring from six (6) to eight (8) feet in height, were estimated to weigh 560 kilograms (kgs).Reports are that between 11:30h on Friday night and 12:00h on Saturday morning, policemen, who were acting on information, conducted a “drugs eradication exercise”.About four miles off of the road, the cannabis cultivation was discovered along with a ‘makeshift’ camp that had five (5) kgs of dry cannabis.The five-acre cannabis farm with close to 10,000 plants that was destroyed by fire during a Police eradication exercise at 18 Miles, Ituni, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice)According to the police, the dry cannabis along with the camp and the cannabis farm were all destroyed by fire. However, no arrest has been made up to press time in relation to this exercise.Meanwhile, on Saturday, a 53-year-old farmer of Moblissa Linden-Soesdyke Highway was arrested by Police after a quantity of ganja was found in his home.According to reports received, Police swooped down at the man’s residence and conducted a search, which led to the discovery of 1113 grams of cannabis. He is presently in Police custody and being processed for court.Region 10 has been identified as one of the top two locations in Guyana where several major cannabis busts and fields with cultivated marijuana were unearthed since the start of the year but much work is being done to curb the phenomenon.In the month of May, 10,000 ganga plants were destroyed during separate eradication exercises in Linden.Police had destroyed almost 7000 cannabis plants, ranging from two (2) to six (6) feet in height, at a seven 7-acre marijuana farm. These plants were estimated to weigh about 485 kilograms.Several ranks had conducted a raid at 11 Miles, off of the Ituni Main Road, Upper Demerara, where the discovery was made.At the time of the discovery, there was also a makeshift camp along with a quantity of kitchen utensils and foodstuff at that location. However, when the police arrived at that location, there was no one in sight.The farm was subsequently destroyed by fire. One day prior to this eradication exercise, ranks also made a similar discovery at the back of the Wisroc village, Wismar, Linden.Police acting on information ventured to that location where the one-and-a-half-acre marijuana farm was found. It is averaged that there were close 2500-3000 cannabis plants cultivated there ranging from one foot to six and a half feet.The police said that there was also a makeshift tent at that location comprising one hammock, a quantity of utensils, as well as green and dried suspected cannabis on the farm. The cannabis plants had an estimated weight of 250 kilograms and were also destroyed by fire.In both cases, each location was marked and samples were taken. No arrests were made.Earlier this year, former Head of the Police Narcotics Branch, Senior Superintendent Kurleigh Simon, who was promoted to the post of Police Commander, had told Guyana Times that the leading regions for cannabis cultivation since the commencement of 2019 have been identified as Linden in Region 10 and the Berbice River locations in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Simon said that in the first quarter of the year, the Police Narcotics Branch had already completed in excess of 15 eradication exercises in Berbice, and these were done in more than 30 fields where marijuana was being cultivated and harvested.last_img read more

first_imgSan Bernardino Valley College basketball standout Lance Hurdle is taking his game cross country. The 6-foot-3 point guard has made an oral commitment to attend the University of Miami (Fla.) next season. He has not visited the school, but plans to do so on spring break once the junior college state tournament ends. Redlands senior swimmers Cathleen Penney and Trevor Harp earned SCIAC athlete of the week honors for their showing in the conference tournament. Harp (Pacific HS) helped the men’s team to its eighth straight team title by winning the 50 free (20.47 seconds) and the 200 free (1:40.08) with NCAA qualifying times that were also school records. He won the 100 free (45.76) with a B qualifying time and swam on three victorious relays. Penney, the reigning SCIAC swimmer of the year, set a new individual record in the 100 fly (57.16) and won the 200 individual medley (2:08.04). Both will be competing in the Division III Nationals at the University of Houston. CAL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL It looks like CCAA women’s player of the year honors will come down to Cal State San Bernardino’s Vanessa Wilt and UC San Diego’s Leora Juster, who won it last year. Juster leads the conference in scoring (23 ppg) and is second in field-goal percentage (.547), third in assists (4.2) and free throws (.807), while Wilt is first in field-goal percentage (.596), rebounding (10 rpg) and blocked shots (36) and second in scoring (18.4 ppg). “It’s the old adage, `Is it player of the year or the most valuable player?’ ” Becker said. “Juster is the best player but if you take her off their team they still make the playoffs. Vanessa is the most valuable. Take her off our team and we’re not even close.” NOTABLE Senior third baseman Jeff Carroll (Granite Hills HS) of Cal State Los Angeles was named the baseball player of the week and junior Kyle Hopkins (Apple Valley Christian) of Sonoma State earned golfer of the week. Carroll batted .733 (11-for-15) in a four-game sweep of San Francisco State. Hopkins finished second at Cal State Bakersfield’s Poor Boy Invitational at Seven Oaks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Among the other schools pursuing Hurdle hardest were Pepperdine, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Marshall and San Diego State. Hurdle took an unofficial visit Sunday to Pepperdine. Many others have jumped in, but Hurdle didn’t see a need to wait to commit to the Atlantic Coast Conference school. “I have always liked their program. I did some research on them and it all just felt right,” he said. “I didn’t see a need to drag it out.” Hurdle is averaging 15 points and three assists per game, but has been at his best in the most pivotal games. He scored 21 in a first-round playoff win over Citrus on Saturday and a season-high 28 in a game against Chaffey that secured the Wolverines the conference title. The Wolverines host Saddleback at 7 p.m. Saturday and advance to the eight-team state tournament with a win. REDLANDS SWIMMING center_img “I felt a real connection with the coaches from the start,” said Hurdle, a native of San Diego. “Seeing who they’re bringing in I can tell it’s a program on the rise. I think I can go there and play right away and be part of something good.” Hurdle, 19, has been sought after by a lot of Division I programs and his stock has been soaring because of his play during a stretch run in which the Wolverines (27-6) captured the Foothill Conference. He was recently selected player of the year in the conference and automatically earns all-state honors. last_img

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – Ebony Collins has run to two state 300-meter hurdles titles at Wilson High but patching a tumultuous relationship with Bruins coach Terry Kennedy was one barrier the senior said that she could not overcome. The 2005 and 2006 Press-Telegram Dream Team Athlete of the Year checked out of Wilson on Tuesday and has enrolled at Locke High in Los Angeles. As a sophomore, Collins was named the 2005 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year after winning the IAAF World Youth title in the 400 hurdles in a national sophomore and meet record 55.96. Collins accompanied Wilson to the Simplot Indoor Games in Idaho two weeks ago but quit the team last week. Collins said that the differences with Kennedy had progressed to the point that she would not have run for the school if she had stayed. “There was too much stress and once I left, I felt so good and much better,” Collins said. “Over time, it got to the point where it kept getting worse. I want to have a good senior year where I can be happy.” Collins told her Wilson teammates about her impending transfer. Kennedy, however, said he heard it through the “grapevine.” “No one can figure it out,” Kennedy said. “It’s no fault of ours. The school has been good to her and we did everything we could to help her in life and make her one of the country’s most recognizable athletes. The choice is hers and she has to be accountable for her actions.” center_img Collins lives in the Locke attendance district and plans to compete for the City Section school this spring. Collins is the national freshman, sophomore and junior national record-holder in the 300 hurdles and holds two of the top three times in U.S. high school history at 40.10 and 40.13. last_img read more

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL BY KELLY O’SULLIVAN: In almost perfect conditions (apart from the drizzle) more than 300 people turned out for the annual RNLI New Years Day Swim in Mountcharles.Adding greatly to the event was the presence of Tommy Byrne of the Big Jigs band who had a mini hooley going belting out tunes on his bag pipes and Mark Padley Cross Chanel Swimmer from the UK who was holidaying in the area.The event was organised by Donegal Town RNLI which is one of the most active fundraising RNLI groups in Ireland raising €20,000 for the Lifeboats in 2013. Donegal Town RNLI PRO Paul O Sullivan said ” In spite of recent adverse media coverage for some charities, the RNLI is a “top up” free organisation. We receive no statutory State funding. The 2,000 crew members of our 56 Lifeboats get no wages and nor expenses.Treasurer John McNeil said that ” 2013 was a great year for us, we raised €20,000 and that excludes today’s event” Audrey Irwin, a stalwart of the RNLI said, “one man handed me three €50 notes”, he’s here every year”John Darch, Chairman was equally delighted with the turnout. ” When you’re completely dependent on the weather, it’s great when everything goes well. We would like to thank the local communities for their continued support of the RNLI and wish everyone a Happy New Year”. Jackie Irwin, Secretary paid tribute to the local media who played a huge success in the success of the event. MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE IN RNLI MOUNTCHARLES SWIM! was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Mountcharles swimRNLIlast_img read more

first_img Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Ibrahimovic would be available for a temporary loan spell in the close-season of MLS Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January gameday cracker Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out a return to Old Trafford for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The Swede, 37, moved to LA Galaxy in March after a period at United that started well but tailed off with injury problems. Ibrahimovic has done well in Major League Soccer, but Mourinho dismissed talk of the veteran returning on loan.Asked if a United return was a possibility, Mourinho said: “No”.Asked if it was not an option he would consider, the Portuguese again replied: “No.”Ibrahimovic would act as good cover for the Red Devils’ main striker Romelu Lukaku – who has not scored in his last eight matches. deals 2 “And some of them, the national teams they were very professional with us and they send the players back and we could start the process early.“But some of them, they weren’t and they kept the players and we didn’t even know the dimension and the nature of the injuries, so when the players arrived here two days before Chelsea, we have no idea what is going on.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won boost Latest Manchester United News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Talk of a move also came with Mourinho contending with a number of injury concerns at the moment.Alexis Sanchez again looks set to miss out against Everton on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 4pm, while Phil Jones, Diogo Dalot and Marouane Fellaini could also be absent once more.Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay may return from injury, but Mourinho’s anger at the treatment of his players on international duty was clear after he had to cope with a depleted squad for the Champions League loss to Juventus.“All of them national team,” the United boss said. “We play against Newcastle and we go to the national team period in a good situation and then after two weeks we lost Dalot in Portugal, we lost Fellaini in Belgium. We lost Alexis with Chile, we lost – who else? – McTominay with Scotland. 2 RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND First choice striker Romelu Lukaku can’t buy a goal at the moment REVEALED last_img read more

first_imgJust one of the three Donegal teams have got a home draw in the second round of this year’s FAI Ford Cup.Kildrum Tigers will fancy their chances against Cork side Avondale United but have it all to do.Finn Harps drew the team they probably didn’t want to see when Derry City were pulled out of the hat with the Candystripes having home advantage. A large crowd will be at the Brandywell for the game but Peter Hutton’s will be really up against an in=form Derry side.Perhaps the dream tie of the round goes to Drumkeen Utd who have been drawn against the legendary Bohemians.The Ulster Senior League side will need to pull out all the stops in they are to progress to the third round with Bohs having home advantage.All games will be played at the weekend ending May 27th.    MIXED FORTUNES FOR DONEGAL TEAMS IN FAI CUP DRAW was last modified: April 30th, 2012 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:Drumkeen Utdfai cupfinn harpskildrum tigerslast_img read more

first_imgTWO men and a woman are being questioned by police in the North after a high speed cross-border car chase.Gardai were alerted when a vehicle was chased from Derry into Donegal.The PSNI says the incident happened yesterday. The car had been acting suspiciously and during the chase rammed a police car.The vehicle then drove across the Border into Donegal before returning to Derry where the arrests were made. THREE QUIZZED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CAR CHASE was last modified: June 20th, 2013 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) Tags:THREE QUIZZED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CAR CHASElast_img read more

first_imgClannad are to receive honorary accolades at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards next month.ClannadThe Donegal group will be given lifetime achievement prizes at the event as the ceremony celebrating traditional music marks its 15th year.Clannad – who charted with their theme music to TV series Harry’s Game in 1982 – will also play at the event to be staged at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 19, the same as the Brit Awards. Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan said: “Clannad have made magnificent contributions to folk music over the years and are thoroughly deserving of these prestigious accolades.”Other performers on the night will include Martin Simpson and The Full English, in addition to Bellowhead, Suzanne Vega and The Fisherman’s Friends.CLANNAD TO RECEIVE LIFETIME AWARD FROM BBC was last modified: January 29th, 2014 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:BBCClannadlifetime awardlast_img read more

first_imgThe Government has set up a Humanitarian Assistance Scheme for Donegal flood victims.Minister Regina Doherty’s office has confirmed it is putting together a package to aid those people across Inishowen and elsewhere who were affected by the awful floods which struck the county this week.Government Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed a financial assistance scheme for victims of the Donegal flood. “My Government colleague Regina Doherty and The Department of Social Protection is working to provide immediate financial supports to families and individuals affected by the severe weather and flooding in Donegal,” said Minister McHugh.“Colleagues across Government have been working hard since the early hours of Wednesday to ensure that all assistance is made available to the people of north Donegal and in particular Inishowen.“I am grateful to Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty and her officials who have today activated its Humanitarian Assistance Scheme which is available to assist people whose homes are damaged by flooding and who are not in a position to meet costs for essential needs, household items and in some instances structural repair.”Financial support under the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme will be initially targeted at the immediate needs of those who may have been directly impacted by the flooding ( such as clothing, food) with further support available (financial support for household items and structural repair) as the clean-up operations begin. People and families in need of assistance are being advised to visit the local Intreo Centre where our Community Welfare Service Teams are waiting to assist them.To ensure we can quickly and effectively meet the needs of those who need our help, the Department has redeployed staff to the offices serving the worst affected areas, notably the Inishowen Peninsula.We are asking those in need of supports to visit our office however for those unable to travel to our offices they can contact Buncrana Intreo office on (074) 9364600 or Ballybofey Intreo on (074) 9130490.Staff from the Department will be on the ground today in Donegal to assist in the coordinated Government response. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is the lead Department for severe weather emergencies and the Department of Social Protection’s local Community Welfare Service is in contact with the Local Authority.This interagency response ensures that supports are provided to those affected as swiftly as possible. Minister McHugh is continuing visits today to homes, farmers and businesses affected by the floods. He was in Clonmany and Carndonagh earlier today with Minister Kevin Boxer Moran.Government confirms financial assistance for Donegal flood victims was last modified: August 25th, 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:floodsInishowenlast_img read more

first_imgRobert Snodgrass levelled just before half-time at Carrow Road, where Darren Bent had put Fulham ahead.Norwich made a strong start to the FA Cup third round tie, with Jonas Elmander shooting wide before Josh Murphy had an effort saved by Whites keeper David Stockdale.But Fulham began to come into the game and Alex Kacaniklic forced a fine save from Mark Bunn, who then did well to deny Bent after the striker had been set up by Pajtim Kasami.Bent should have done better with that chance but made amends by heading home Chris David’s ball in from the left.Stockdale then produced a fine save, pushing away Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s shot to deny Norwich an instant equaliser.But he was unable to keep out Snodgrass’ header from Murphy’s cross.Norwich: Bunn; Whittaker, Martin, R Bennett, Olsson; Fox, Snodgrass, Garrido; Elmander, Josh Murphy, van Wolfswinkel.Subs: Ruddy, Hooper, Becchio, Redmond, Jacob Murphy, Hall-Johnson, Gafaiti.Fulham: Stockdale; Zverotic, Burn, Hughes, Amorebieta; David, Boateng; Kačaniklić, Dempsey, Kasami; Bent.Subs: Joronen, Riise, Vigen Christensen, Plumain, Dejagah, Rodallega, Dembele.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more