Police destroy marijuana farm at Wisroc, Linden

first_imgAs Police continue their drug eradication exercise, ranks of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) have destroyed more than 500 marijuana plants aback Wisroc, Linden on Saturday afternoon.Based on reports received, a team of Police ranks attached to the MackenzieThe marijuana plant nurseryPolice Station conducted a five-hour operation in theOne of the camps destroyed by PoliceWisroc, Wismar, Linden area about a mile and a half from the Wisroc-Rockstone Trail. During the exercise, the ranks discovered a five-acre farm with approximately 500 cannabis plants ranging from four inches to one foot in height. In addition, they also found a nursery with about 1500 seedlings.Two camps were also discovered with small amounts of dried cannabis along with improvised smoking utensils, a quantity of male clothing, cooking utensils, and farming tools. The marijuana plants and camps were destroyed. No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Housewife traumatised after stranger attempted to kick open door

first_imgA 23-year-old housewife is now traumatised after she narrowly escaped to safety when a strange man with a bulky bag attempted to break down the door to her home in the wee hours of Saturday.Reports are at about 00:30h on Saturday, Lesia Persaud of Number 2 Vilvourden, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was at home alone and was about to use the toilet in her yard when the incident occurred.According to the traumatised woman, she noticed a male carrying a bulky bag on the eastern side of the Vilvourden Public Road walking towards her yard and when the man noticed her, he began running towards her. The woman recalled that she dashed towards the inside of her home and locked her door. However, the man did not deter and began hitting her door repeatedly.Luckily, the woman’s husband, Satish Dindyal, was returning home with his friend, and they noticed the man running from the yard.An alarm was immediately raised and several neighbours in the area came out and gave chase.They managed to catch the suspect and summoned the police to the scene. The man received a sound beating from residents and was handed over to Police.A search was then conducted by the police officers, who discovered a red, yellow and black mask with three holes in the suspect’s possession.The man was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was treated and released into Police custody.During the interview by the police, the suspect claimed that he bought the mask to wear and came with three others “on a boat”.He is presently in custody, assisting with investigations.last_img read more

North Peace students win various awards at Skills Canada Regionals

first_imgJeremy Needham placed first with gold in Automotive, with Shay-Lyn Smitheram winning silver and Liam Robinson winning bronze.In Job Interview, Tobyn Volz won gold, and Alyssa Stelaev got silver.Finally, in Culinary Arts, Leah Gifford took home the gold. Gill says the school is extremely proud to see their students win these awards at the regional competition.Advertisement Alexis Glenn got gold in Graphic Design; Code Brule, Dylan Lock, and Justin Mah all got gold in Robotics. Justin also got silver in Public Speaking, with Cliodhna McMenamin receiving bronze.Advertisementcenter_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Multiple North Peace Secondary School students took home awards at Skills Canada’s regional competition.It looks at skills in trades and technology in children from grades K to 12, but Vice Principal Jason Gill said this specific competition focused on high-school aged children.The competition took place on Feb. 19, at Northern Lights College, though some of the competitions took place earlier in January.- Advertisement -In Cabinetry, Tommy Bullert took a gold, with Kohl Halladay getting silver and Austin Baxer going home with Bronze. Nick Kurjata got gold in Carpentry.In Hairdressing, Chelsea Babcock was given the gold, Kylee Stutzman received silver and Ayla Falkenberg was awarded bronze.last_img read more

From fanfare and riches to tears and injuries – Neymar’s PSG soap opera

first_imgEpisode 1: Sh 27bn (222 million euros)Neymar’s PSG soap opera followed a close-season transfer saga that was almost a mini-drama series in its own right. After plentiful rumours and bluffs from both PSG and Barca, the Brazilian star eventually signed for the French team on August 3 for Sh27bn ($264 million), dwarfing the previous record transfer fee.Episode 2: Ligue 1 goalfestsAfter a debut goal at Guingamp, Neymar showed off the full range of his skills in a 6-2 thrashing of Toulouse at the Parc des Princes. The forward scored two, set up another and won a penalty to immediately endear himself further to the home fans. Goals followed in the Champions League wins over Celtic and Bayern Munich, before another double in a 6-2 thumping of Bordeaux continued his excellent start in the French top flight.Episode 3: ‘Penaltygate’It didn’t take long for controversy to rear its head, though, when Neymar tried to take the ball away from strike partner Edinson Cavani before the Uruguayan took, and missed, a penalty against Lyon in September. What should have been a trivial matter was blown out of proportion, with Neymar also claiming he was the designated penalty-taker.Episode 4: Red mist descendsThe following month, Neymar combusted in a dramatic 2-2 draw at PSG’s arch-rivals Marseille. He was sent off for a second yellow card after clashing with Lucas Ocampos, with only a late Cavani free-kick rescuing a point. PSG fans questioned whether Neymar understood the importance of their great rivalry with OM.Episode 5: Tearing upRumours of fall-outs with Cavani and PSG coach Unai Emery all became too much for the Brazil captain after an international friendly against Japan in Lille, with Neymar giving a tearful press conference. “I’m here to ask you to stop creating stories that didn’t happen,” he begged the French media. “Everything is going well in Paris, I’m very happy here.”Episode 6: Injury strikes before RealAfter Neymar had failed to prevent PSG from falling to a 3-1 defeat in their Champions League, last-16 first leg at Real Madrid, he injured himself late in a 3-0 win over Marseille. The former Barcelona man was stretchered off in anguish, before PSG confirmed he had sprained his right ankle and fractured a metatarsal. The injury leaves his hopes of facing Real in the return game on March 6 all but over, despite Emery’s claims he still has a “small chance” of recovering in time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar’s every move in his first season in the French capital has been closely scrutinised © AFP/File / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Feb 28 – Neymar’s dramatic first season at Paris Saint-Germain since his world-record move from Barcelona last August took another twist this week, with a fractured metatarsal set to rule him out of the Champions League clash against Real Madrid.The 26-year-old arrived in the French capital amid much fanfare with hopes of becoming the best player on the planet, but among his goals and strong performances have come tears in a press conference, ‘penaltygate’, a red card against Marseille and now a cracked bone in his foot.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Don’t write off Chelsea’s title chances after Pedro signing

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager reveals Chelsea are out to 4/1 to win the Premier League after their slow start to the season, with Manchester City now the 11/10 favourites.But Hill says it is dangerous to write off Jose Mourinho’s side, particularly after the signing of Pedro and with John Stones expected to follow.He also looks at the likely relegation contenders, with Sunderland now 1/2 to drop into the Championship following their disastrous start.And he previews this weekend’s Premier League action, with Manchester United expected to ease past Newcastle, and City tipped to see off Everton at Goodison Park.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Home Depot center draws protesters

first_img Counterdemonstrators lined both sides of the street, chanting “SOS! KKK! Racist scum, go away!” and waving their own signs that read “White racists get off our continent” and “All Europeans are illegal immigrants since 1492.” “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that people are here because they want to feed their families and to look for a future,” said Pablo Alvarado, 38, of Pasadena, with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. It’s a matter of supply and demand, added B. Loewe, also with the network. “Day laborers play an important role in the U.S. economy by providing homeowners and contractors with a ready and hard-working supply of temporary laborers,” Loewe said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Home Depot is trying to become a one-stop shopping center and get an edge over its competitors,” Silva said, noting the center makes it possible to both buy supplies for a construction project and hire the labor for the project all at the same time. Kathryn Gallagher, Home Depot public relations manager for the western division, said the company doesn’t allow solicitors on its property, and the center solves a public safety issue by giving day laborers a safer place to seek work than the store’s parking lot or on nearby street corners. Saturday’s rally was generally peaceful, according to police, with the SOS group chanting “USA! USA! USA!” and waving American flags and signs that read “Stop exploiting illegals, clean your own houses etc.” and “Americans will work any jobs if paid respectable wages.” Tony Dolz, 47, of Santa Monica, said he supports legal immigration; Cuban born, he is now a U.S. citizen, and also is running for the 41st Assembly District. “I would like to see the laws that are on the books enforced,” Dolz said. “You cannot call someone a racist for wanting the laws enforced.” BURBANK – About 125 protesters – both opponents and proponents – rallied outside a day labor center next to a new Home Depot on Saturday morning. Under an arrangement with the city of Burbank, Home Depot built the center and pays $94,000 to underwrite maintenance and operation of the 2,000-square-foot, fenced-in facility, which is run by Catholic Charities. But the site has stirred controversy, with opponents saying it is attracting illegal immigrants. Don Silva, 39, of Reseda, regional director for Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigration group, said Saturday the group believes the real problem is that the federal government isn’t enforcing immigration laws. last_img read more

Why do young English players struggle to break into Premier League first teams?

first_imgThis seems to be a question we are asking time and time again.Following Ray Wilkins’ disappointment on Thursday over Chelsea’s rumoured £35million move for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, rather than affording a chance to youth product Nathaniel Chalobah, the issue has been highlighted again.With this summer’s transfer window likely to be a bumper edition, with some of the world’s most exciting talent coming to the Premier League, it is becoming increasingly worrying that English youngsters aren’t getting noticed.England’s Under-20 World Cup win, on June 11, has shown that the country possesses talent but the ultimate challenge remains breaking into the first team at club level.So what are the problems and why are managers so reluctant to give English youth a chance?According to Paul Scholes the number of foreign players playing at Premier League clubs, both in the first team and at youth level, is stifling English talent.“You look at Under-16s or Under-17s and it’s absolutely riddled with foreign players,’ Scholes told the Daily Mail in 2015.‘What chance does that give to young English players? It gives them virtually no chance.”Another former England midfielder, Steven Gerrard, also highlighted the pressure that managers in the country’s top division are placed under.In a 2013 BBC interview the Liverpool legend said: “Managers are only ever eight to 10 days away from the sack so to take risks on unknown young players is difficult.”While these factors obviously come into play is there actually a deeper, more cultural problem?Talk is growing that the education within English football is not good enough.This is not to say players are stupid – clearly they are not – but that the culture amongst young footballers is such that it is not deemed ‘cool’ to be seen as clever.As a result, because there is such disregard for education or immersing themselves in culture, there is a distinct lack of problem solving ability or coming up with creative solutions.This then manifests itself on the pitch – if one tactic is not working the players cannot work out how to fix it on their own, they have to be told.Frank Lampard backed this theory up when he said in an interview with The Times: “Look at a great country in modern times, like Germany, and I look at their players.“I know the facts back this up. Their education system, how they push them, the way they put a reliance on education at the same time as developing them as footballers, is huge. And, for me, that’s a huge factor.”Writer John Nicholson put forward this perspective after speaking with someone who had come into contact with a number of English footballers over the years.A lack of awareness about current affairs, not reading books and being unable to talk fully about anything other than football were all highlighted as contributing factors that, if corrected, could help players on the pitch.The England Under-21 side currently competing in the European Championships have apparently bonded while watching Love Island but, while I don’t want to slam the players or the TV show particularly, doesn’t that sum it up?Furthermore, while Euro 2016 wasn’t exactly much to shout about for the England national team, it was widely considered Tottenham’s Eric Dier was the best player on show for the Three Lions.It might be a coincidence but could it be because Dier was educated and grew up in Portugal?Now this is definitely far from fact – no one can possibly be sure if this is certain and I wouldn’t want to claim it as such – but it is definitely an idea building momentum.Maybe if we trained our young players to be more rounded people, first and foremost, then we might just get the calibre of footballer we want.The mental side of the game is arguably more important than the natural skill possessed by players and if we address this then English players might start springing up in every Premier League team. Nathaniel Chalobah 1last_img read more

Girls football continuing to grow at Ballyraine FC

first_imgGirls Football at Ballyraine FCGirls football is growing from strength to strength at Ballyraine FC. The club has registered their highest number of girls for many years in the u8 to u10 age groups. This year’s intake will give the club a good foundation to establish a number of girls teams over the coming months.Oran Grimes, club PRO said, “We’re delighted to see girls getting involved in soccer”. “Women’s soccer is growing nationally and very much part of the FAI strategic development plan”. “We’re delighted to be playing our part in the development of women’s soccer locally”. Ballyraine FC has also expanded its coaching staff this year. Female coach Nina Singaroyan has joined the coaching team and will be working with the under 8s and under 9 boys and girls. Nina comes from a family steeped in football history. She is the daughter of former Finn Harps manager and Sligo Rovers stalwart Chris Rutherford. She is currently doing a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at University of Ulster at Jordanstown. Nina’s cousin Emma Hansberry is a Senior Irish International who plays in the Women’s national League with Wexford Youths.Oran Grimes club PRO continued to say, “These are very busy but exciting times at the club”. “We are delighted to be developing girls’ football and to have ladies such as Nina joining the coaching ranks”. “I attended u9 and u10 challenge blitz against Bonagee Utd FC at the Ballyraine pitch, Orchard Grove last Friday night”. “There were almost 100 boys and girls playing football for over 2 hours”. “The atmosphere was electric and every child got an opportunity to play football and have fun, which is what this club is all about”. Girls wishing to play football for Ballyraine FC should contact club registrar Kieran Shiels on (087) 998 4749 or come along to training 5:30pm to 6:30pm on a Thursday night. New boys and girls welcome at all age groups. Any Ladies interested in getting involved in coaching at Ballyraine FC should contact Club PRO Oran Grimes on (086) 160 0520.Girls football continuing to grow at Ballyraine FC was last modified: September 10th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Liverpool fans speculate over ‘leaked’ Nabil Fekir interview with club media

first_imgIs the Fekir video photoshopped? pic.twitter.com/kdk7anXdy1— Whip It Robbo 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@WhipItRobbo) October 18, 2018 The private one has Nabil fekir written all over it imo pic.twitter.com/2sUjKMOapv— 🔴 (@JaydenN90) October 11, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury I am crying 😭 😭😭😭😢 announce fekir @LFC @NabilFekir pic.twitter.com/yUk9t5gL0B— announce fekir (@december1515) October 18, 2018 2 It’s not clear what the video is as regular users can only see the private video sign but this has got these Kopites on Twitter talking.Below you can see some of the best ‘Fekir conspiracy’ tweets from these Liverpool fans on Twitter. Liverpool were incredibly productive in the transfer market over the summer but their attempts to land Lyon’s Nabil Fekir slipped away.The France international was primed for a reported £50million Anfield switch – only for the Reds to pull the plug on the deal at the last moment. latest The Reds were reportedly concerned about a recurring knee problem Fekir has Seeing a lot of chat about this. Fekir’s talented, no doubt, but with Sturridge playing well and LFC not looking to sign injury risks, I don’t see what will have changed in January. His knee won’t have. pic.twitter.com/PgFpzrftig— Tim Masters (@TimMEsports) October 18, 2018Liverpool fans want club to try and sign Nabil Fekir after Champions League goal vs Manchester City Surely if @LFC haven’t deleted the Fekir behind the scenes video from YouTube they’re just waiting for the day that they can release it🤔— Jack Jones (@LFC_Jack96) October 18, 2018 shining RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won I will never be ready to accept that Fekir won’t sign for us. Bring on January. pic.twitter.com/t3SzgtNDec— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) October 18, 2018 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The transfer was so close there were even rumours he gave an interview with Liverpool’s club media speaking of his delight to sign for the club… awkward.And new life has been breathed into this story with an image of Fekir’s interview being ‘leaked’ on Twitter where he appears to say he is “really happy to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size”.The legitimacy of the image cannot be verified, however.But the plot thickens as Liverpool fans have also been reacting to a discovery of a ‘private video’ on the club’s YouTube channel. Latest Liverpool FC News huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool starlast_img read more


first_imgONE of Europe’s longest-serving civil servants is to retire next month – after an incredible 39 years service.Ballyshannon native Catherine McLoone began working for the European Parliament in Strasbourg way back in July 1973 after Ireland joined the EU.She is the longest serving Irish official at the Parliament. She is pictured here in Strasbourg with local MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher during an emotional last visit to the Parliament for Catherine.She was accompanied during her visit to Strasbourg by her brother Michael, who served for many years as County Manager of Donegal County Council.Said MEP Pat: “I sincerely wish Catherine a long and healthy retirement in Donegal and I am extremely proud that the longest serving official from Ireland in the European Parliament is from Donegal.“Her unbroken service of 39 years working on behalf of Ireland in the European Parliament is unique and is unlikely to be matched.” So where’s Catherine planning to retire to?“Donegal of course,” said the MEP. BALLYSHANNON’S CATHERINE TO STEP DOWN FROM EU ROLE AFTER 39 YEARS SERVICE was last modified: March 22nd, 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) Tags:BALLYSHANNON’S CATHERINE TO STEP DOWN FROM EU ROLE AFTER 39 YEARS SERVICElast_img read more