Man freed of ecstasy possession charge

first_imgA 26-year-old Alberttown, Georgetown businessman, who was on trial for reportedly having ecstasy in his possession was on Friday freed by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly due to insufficient evidence.Darrel JohnDarrel John was on trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was accused of selling the date rape drug to an underage boy and being in possession of drugs.Particulars of the first charge stated that John, between December 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018, at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, sold ecstasy to an underage child.It is also alleged that on February 12, 2018, at Lot 141 Alberttown, Georgetown, he had two grams of ecstasy in his possession.Magistrate Daly dismissed the possession charge against John due to insufficient evidence. However, the charge against John for selling narcotics to a minor is still ongoing.John was represented by Attorney-at-Law George Thomas and the State was represented by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Narissa Leander.According to reports, the child was held with the drug and when the matter was reported, a raid was conducted at John’s home and ecstasy was found in his bedroom.last_img read more

Mike’s Pharmacy and Clear Waters continue to show support

first_imgGuyana Softball Cup 2018The Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) has this past week officially launched the Guyana Softball Cup 2018, which is slated to be played under floodlights during the period October 26-28 at venues in Georgetown and along the East Coast of Demerara.Members of the GFSCA and sponsors at the launchDeemed one of the biggest softball tournaments in the world — bigger than the Orlando Cup, the Fort Lauderhill Cup, the New York Cup and the Canadian Cup — the tournament has attracted the support of Mike’s Pharmacy and Clear Waters.Clear Waters representative Ravil Seares expressed gratitude that the water company has been supporting the Guyana Softball Cup for the past seven years and hoped that whatever was contributed towards the tournament has benefited it as much as the tournament has benefited Clear Waters. Seares went on to state that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Clear Waters has made a promise to the Guyana Softball Board that as long as the tournament continued, Clear Waters would continue to support it. In closing, he urged fans to come out and support the tournament and support Clear Waters.Mike’s Pharmacy representative Colin Europe was elated in his presentation. He said Mike’s Pharmacy has been a main sponsor for many years and has always kept the players and softball fans well-hydrated.“Mike’s Pharmacy is indeed happy to be associated with this tournament as we have been a sponsor for the past seven years and we are now in our eighth year, having been composed of international teams and host team Guyana, we at Mike’s Pharmacy are satisfied as this tournament has been organised in a professional manner and we have pledged our continuous support,” Europe said.In closing, he urged cricketers to continue to support the game and play it in a healthy and clean manner as was intended.Some of the other sponsors on board for the staging of this tournament are: ANSA McAL, Rubis Guyana, Trophy Stall, Survival Group of Companies, A and R Jewanram Printery, Rohan’s Auto Spares, Steve’s Jewellery, Ramchand’s Auto Spares, Busta, WJ Enterprise, and Nand Persaud & Company Limited.last_img read more

Italy v Sweden: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img2 Italy v Sweden: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT 2 Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTIt’s time for Group D to get their second round of fixtures underway at Euro 2016 and after a magnificent 2-0 win against Belgium, they will be looking to seal progression to the knockout stages with a victory over Sweden.Goals from Emmanuelle Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle stunned the Red Devils in Lyon and now people are beginning to take the Azzurri seriously in France.Today’s opponents Sweden want a win too but they will be concerned about a poor performance against Republic of Ireland, which looked like ending in defeat until Ciaran Clark headed a Zlatan Ibrahimovic cross into his own net.LIVE on talkSPORT: Italy v Sweden – click here for commentary from Toulouse – at 2pm (BST) on June 17, 2016. Italy don’t have any injury worries to speak of but could bring Roma star Alessandro Florenzi into his team.Sweden, though, must do without Mikael Lustig, who picked up a groin issue against Republic of Ireland, with Erik Johansson expected to replace him and Victor Lindelof switching to right-back.Italy manager Antonio Conte isn’t focusing on Sweden’s main man Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he said: “In defence the problem is not only Ibrahimovic, it could also be Forsberg or Guidetti; it could be their set pieces or various things we have to analyse. When we analyse our opponents, we look at them first as a team then break them down into individuals and try to highlight their deficiencies.”Meanwhile, Sweden boss Erik Hamren is wary of the Azzurri but is daring dream, he said: “Italy perhaps don’t have the big stars they used to, but they are still very strong. They are very good in defence and in attack and they were impressive against Belgium. They are going to be a tough challenge for us, but we’re looking forward to it. Anything is possible in football.”TeamsItaly: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Parolo, De Rossi, Giaccherini, Candreva, Pelle, Eder.Subs: Sirigu, De Sciglio, Darmian, Ogbonna, Zaza, Thiago Motta, Immobile, Sturaro, Insigne, Bernardeschi, El Shaarawy, Marchetti.Sweden: Isaksson, Johansson, Lindelof, Granqvist, Olsson, Larsson, Ekdal, Kallstrom, Forsberg, Guidetti, Ibrahimovic.Subs: Olsen, Lustig, Berg, Jansson, Hiljemark, Wernbloom, Augustinsson, Lewicki, Kujovic, Durmaz, Zengin, Carlgren.LIVE on talkSPORT: Italy v Sweden – click here for commentary from Toulouse – at 2pm (BST) on June 17, 2016.last_img read more


first_imgMORE THAN 1,500 people were up before dawn in Letterkenny today to take part in the Pieta House suicide prevention charity’s Darkness Into Light Event.The annual five kilometre walk in support of Pieta House is a symbolic event that ends as dawn’s first light is breaking – representing hope.Pieta House has said around 80,000 people across the country took part in the event this morning – just 200 attended the first event six years ago! Thousands more participants also took part for the first time this year in London and Sydney. PIETA HOUSE HEROES PRAISED AS 1,500 ATTEND DARKNESS INTO LIGHT EVENT was last modified: May 10th, 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:Darkness into LightletterkennyPIeta Housesuicide preventionlast_img read more


first_imgRain has been falling as sleet and snow on higher ground in County Donegal today.Kim Sharkey took this snap this morning.  WEATHER WARNING: CAUTION URGED AS SNOW HITS was last modified: January 31st, 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:Errigalgarda warningsnowlast_img

Ssingo defeat Buddu to win Masaza Cup

first_img Tags: Masaza Cup Ssingo have now won two Masaza cupsMasaza Cup final 2018Mandela National Stadium, NambooleSsingo 1-1 BudduSsingo wins 12-11 on penalties Saturday, 27-10-2018NAMBOOLE – Ssingo required spot kicks to overcome bitter rivals 12-11 on penalties and ensure they win the 2018 Airtel Masaza Cup at Namboole.In the final played on Saturday 27th of November, both teams were locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes, requiring the spots to determine the winner.In the Spots, Buddu missed two of its 13 kicks while Ssingo saw only one fail to hit the back of the net, to win their second ever Masaza Cup crown.Buddu looked to be the better side in the first half but could not break down Ssingo and had to settle for 0-0 at the end of 45 minutes.Eight minutes into the second half, lanky forward Frank Sebuufu beat an onrushing Ssingo custodian-Derrick Were to break the deadlock and put the 2016 champions 1-0 up.Ssingo coach, Shafik Bisaso then brought on youngster Godfrey Kakooza for Mansoor Safi, a move that changed the tide of the game.Kakooza despite being one of the shortest players on the pitch levelled matters with a header from a goal mouth scramble in the 64th minute.After the two teams fired blanks in the remaining minutes of the game, extra time was for the first time in the competition used to try and determine the winner.It was the first time in Masaza Cup history that a final went into extra timeThe 30 minutes were pretty much uneventful as both sides looked to be tired and failed to great anything meaningful in front of goal.The title’s destination was left to be decided by an epic penalty shoot out.Both Ssingo and Buddu flawlessly converted their first 6 penalties before the first miss.Goal scorer Kakooza turned villain when he sent his kick above the bar to send the Buddu fans into a frenzy.Ironically, another goal scorer Frank Sebuufu did the same thing blasting the ball over the goal frame to squander Buddu’s golden chance to win the championship.The perfect cycle continued until the 13th round of the shoot out. Derrick Were scored his penalty to put Ssingo 12-11 up but Buddu’s Steven Sebuffu Dube put the ball over the bar.Dube’s miss meant that Ssingo had won their second ever championship following their first triumph in 2015.For Buddu, they will go back hurting after losing to Ssingo in yet another final. Ssingo also beat them 5-0 in the 2015 finals.In the third place game played earlier, Busujju clinched third place after defeating Buwekula 1-0.Ssingo’s Jude Semugabi emerged the tournament’s top scorer with 8 goals.Buddu’s Owen Kasule was voted and the Most Valuable Player with Busujju’s Sharif Magoola took home the best goalkeeper’s gong.The Masaza Cup past winners:2004- Gomba2005- Mawokota2006- Kooki2007- Mawokota2008- Kyaddondo2009- Gomba2010- Not held2011- Bululi2012- Bulemeezi2013- Mawokota2014- Gomba2015- Ssingo2016- Buddu2017- Gomba2018- SsingoComments last_img read more

A World Cup to remember

first_img12 July 2010The 2010 Fifa World Cup concluded in fine style on Sunday, with the Spanish national side raising the coveted trophy as champions for the first time. As the curtain fell on the historic event, fans reflected on what made the tournament so special for them.Clad in their national colours, Spanish fans celebrated as they left Soccer City stadium for the last time, as victors of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.With tears of joy in his eyes and his hand on his heart, Juan Toral stood with the profile of the stadium behind him, amazed that out of the 64 games, 32 teams and many weeks of football, his team would return home as world champions. “I never thought I would live to see this day,” said Toral. “Tonight we showed the world we are the best, this is a dream come true. Thank you to the people of South Africa.”“It is an amazing day,” said Carlos Cuadrado. “We as the fans of Spain will remember this day and this tournament forever. South Africa will always be special for us, the country will always be in our hearts and minds.”Results aside, many visiting fans have travelled to South Africa for the first time and will return home with fond memories of the hospitable nature of the country.“South Africans have welcomed us all over,” said Spaniard Raul Rodriguez. “It is an incredible country. The atmosphere is fantastic, the landscape is beautiful and people are really friendly. South Africa is on the right path to become a greater country.“I have been very impressed with the support for my team,” Rodriguez added. “I have never seen so many Spanish flags outside of my own country.”For Luiz Goncalves, a Brazilian fan, the hosting of a successful tournament in South Africa has changed his perceptions of the continent. “This is the way a World Cup should be,” Goncalves said. “It has been amazing here, and we hope Brazil can do the same as South Africa and host a great World Cup. I’ve told all my friends back in Brazil that Africa is living la vida loca.”Many fans returning home will offer a different perspective of the host country. “It is not like I read about before coming here,” said Chantal Schinkels, a Dutch fan who has flown to South Africa and followed her team over the last three weeks. “This tournament has changed the view around Africa and South Africa. People have enjoyed it around the world, and I have heard only positive news in the press. This is something I will tell my grandchildren about.”The Fifa World Cup is the pinnacle of international football and as such the tournament offers fans the unique experience of seeing so many stars performing at the highest level.“This final marks our twentieth game in the tournament and I have loved the football,” said local resident Dicky Naiker. “To see players such as Torres and Drogba playing here in South Africa makes us proud. Them coming here, to our country, is mind blowing. I hope the World Cup comes back in my lifetime.”For Zimbabwean national Aaron Chinhara, the World Cup has renewed his love for Africa. “Today I am proud to be African. Throughout this tournament we have seen people from all races, tribes, creeds mingling together nicely. This is a step ahead. We are no longer the continent of disease and poverty, but the continent of joy, happiness and good.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Nissan Seeks $770 Million From India Over Outstanding Dues

first_imgJapanese automaker Nissan has sued India for $770 Million over outstanding dues. The company has initiated international arbitration against the Indian government in a dispute over unpaid state incentives.The first arbitration hearing will be in mid-December, Reuters reported. The notice said that the repeated requests sent by the company to state officials to clear the dues of 2015 were overlooked. A plea was also sent by the company’s chairman, Carlos Ghosn, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March last year, seeking the Center’s help, and even that did not help matters.Nissan sent a notice to Modi in July 2016 where they were seeking payment for the incentive due from the government of Tamil Nadu, which is part of a 2008 agreement to build a car manufacturing unit in the state.“There is no discrepancy with regard to the amount due, and we are trying hard to resolve the issue,” a senior state official from Tamil Nadu said, according to the news agency.Soon after the notice was sent to Modi, many meetings were held between central and state government officials as well as Nissan executives. Officials from many ministries had reportedly assured that the automaker earlier that the dues will be cleared and there was no need to file a suit, but in August Nissan asked India to appoint an arbitrator, the report added.The development is being seen as a possible setback for the government’s efforts to invite more foreign players to invest in the country and create new jobs. It also reflects the many challenges faced by foreign companies in India. There are 20 cases currently pending against India, the highest number of cases against a single country.A Nissan spokesman said the company was “committed to working with the government of India toward a resolution,” but did not elaborate, the report said.Nissan has less than 2 per cent share of India’s passenger car market. It builds and sells cars like the Micra hatchback, Sunny sedan and Terrano sport-utility vehicle. It also sells low-cost cars under its Datsun brand.Over seven years, Nissan and Renault, the French carmaker and its global alliance partner, invested a sum of Rs 61 billion ($946 million) and set up a plant with annual production capacity of 480,000 vehicles in Tamil Nadu. This entitled them to receive the incentives in 2015, said the legal notice.Nissan’s lawyers also said in the notice that the state government’s decision to not pay the incentive was arbitrary and that made Nissan incur significant losses. In the eight-page notice, the automaker claimed unpaid incentives worth Rs 29 billion and Rs 21 billion in damages, plus interest and other costs.Tamil Nadu, also known as the Detroit of South Asia, is home to production hubs of many automakers like Hyundai and Ford. Related ItemsAutomobileIndiaNissanlast_img read more

UK PM May shown dossier of sexual misconduct by MPs

first_imgBy Aditi KhannaLondon, Oct 29 (PTI) British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to be forced into a Cabinet reshuffle after she was shown a dossier of accusations of sexual misconduct against some of her Conservative party ministers and MPs.According to UK media reports, the names include several senior Tories who are accused of hounding, propositioning or groping young women in Parliament or their constituencies.”Any reports of sexual harassment are deeply concerning,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.”Any allegations that may come to light will be taken extremely seriously and we would advise people to contact the police if there is such an allegation so that its fully investigated,” she said.The premier is reportedly given a regular briefing by the Tory chief whip, Gavin Williamson, on misdemeanours by party MPs after morning planning meetings at her 10, Downing Street office.Oneof Mays aides told The Sunday Times that the briefing was known in Downing Street as “the ins and outs” chat.Insiders say it covers MPs having affairs, suffering from sex addiction, caught using prostitutes, running up gambling debts and taking illegal drugs.”Gavin would come in and explain that this MP was having an affair or that MP had been up to no good. The ins and outs stuff, the whips call it. Theresa just sits there and doesnt say much. On one occasion she said, Why cant they just do their job?,” an aide was quoted as saying.Metropolitan Police have reportedly dealt with nine cases of sexual harassment in Parliament this year.advertisementBut following the Hollywood scandal involving disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein and the Me Too campaign on social media with women speaking out against their tormentors, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is to hold a meeting next week to discuss greater safeguards for researchers and parliamentary staff.”The Prime Minister was very clear when we responded to the reports about Harvey Weinstein in the last few weeks that any unwanted sexual behaviour is completely unacceptable, and that is true in any walk of life ? including politics,” the Downing Street spokesperson said.UK education secretary Justine Greening said anyone who felt they had been sexually harassed should contact the police.Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has also said that MPs who abuse or sexually harass women must be “held to account”.According to The Sun, those accused in a so-called “sleaze dossier” include a married Tory minister alleged to have made passes at several women, including journalists and aides.One Tory MP is dubbed the “Lift Lunger” after groping a woman who found herself alone in a lift with him.Another is known as “Happy Hands” for constantly touching women under the table at meetings.A third is nicknamed “Taxi Tickler” after repeatedly grabbing at young women in the back of shared cabs, with new recruits allegedly warned, “He is not safe in taxis”.Meanwhile, it also emerged that a secret group of the BBCs top female presenters, including Pakistani-origin presenter Mishal Husain, has uncovered a string of suspected cases of sexual harassment at the corporation, including by a senior sports presenter.The group, which keeps its membership of senior editors and presenters a closely guarded secret, has been encouraging and then supporting colleagues to report claims to BBC management. PTI AK KUNlast_img read more

The Ashes: Tale of two decisions as England strike back in Adelaide

first_imgThe first day-night Ashes Test looked like turning into the tale of two captain’s decisions at the end of a third day when England finally put their hosts on the back foot at Adelaide Oval.Australia will still be strong favourites to win the match with a 268-run lead going into day four but they could have been even more firmly in charge had captain Steve Smith enforced the follow-on after dismissing England for 227.Smith instead sent his openers out in the late afternoon sun and four wickets, including that of Smith, fell before the end of the night as England’s seamers got the pink ball nipping around under the lights.”It’s purely up to Smithy (whether to follow on),” said paceman Mitchell Starc, who earlier took 3/49 to help bowl out the tourists.”That’s why he’s the captain. There are pros and cons to both decisions. We were looking to build on our lead and freshen up for the second innings and hopefully bowl them over.”There are two full night sessions to go if England really want to win this game,” he added.”There’s no reason why we can’t build a really big lead and then have England on the ropes in the night session.”The other captain’s decision which has had a major bearing on the match was that of England’s Joe Root to put Australia in to bat after winning toss.England, 1-0 down in the series, failed to build sufficient pressure on the Australians in either the day or night sessions and Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 126 was the backbone of an imposing 442 for eight declared.advertisementSeamer Chris Woakes, who dismissed both Smith and opener David Warner cheaply in the second innings, said the England bowlers had learned an important lesson from their labours on Saturday.”We knew we had to bowl a slightly fuller length,” he said.”We were a little short in the first innings. I felt that we got that right tonight, got it moving around and got our rewards, got the nicks.”We had to stay patient, consistently put the ball in the right areas. And that was it really.”Woakes, who scored 36 and shared England’s highest partnership of 66 for the eighth wicket with fellow seamer Craig Overton, admitted England’s failure to thrive with the bat had been frustrating and that Australia were “ahead in the game”.”The positive thing for us as a side is to believe we can go forward and put Australia under pressure,” he added.”We felt we did that tonight and it’s important we continue to do that into tomorrow as well.”We need to make sure we fight back and make sure this lead doesn’t get to anything too big.”last_img read more