A Charlestown, Georgetown baker was on Friday remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate when he was hauled before the court charged for having over $1 million worth of ganja.The charge stated that on September 26, 2018, Collin Denny of Lot 41 Howes Street, Charlestown, was busted by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit at Church Street, Georgetown, with over five pounds of suspected cannabis in his possession.The 38-year-old man denied the charge when it was read to him.According to defence Attorney, George Thomas in a bail application, the marijuana was not found on his client’s person but rather in the possession of a minibus driver, with whom his client was in the company of at the time the bust was made.However, CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford objected to bail, telling the court that the minibus driver was arrested one day after Denny was taken into custody.Further, Sandiford informed the court that the State is in receipt of surveillance footage to show the transaction that was conducted by the accused. Denny will make his next court appearance on October 15.Four months ago, the baker and his wife were cleared of charges which stated that they allegedly trafficked over $25 million worth in ganja in gas cylinders and was freed due to insufficient evidence by the prosecution.
– Trojans remain winlessIt all went down as the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA’s) leagues continued on Tuesday at the Burnham Hard Court in the city. The night saw the Ravens battling it out with the UG Trojans in the first division, and the Sonics going up against the Guardians in the U-23 division.Terrence DanielsStarting off the night in the U-23 division, the Sonics faced the uphill task of battling the Guardians; it was never going to be easy for the Sonics. In the first quarter of the match, it was back and forth for both teams, but the Guardians managed to slip past the Sonics 26-18 in the first period, leaving the Sonics searching for victory in the next two periods. However, it did not go the way of the Sonics, as they lost 17-28 and 14-34 in the second and third quarters respectively.Scoring for the Guardians was Terrence Daniels with 27 points. He was ably supported by Israel Yaw (16) and Akeem Crandon (15); while, for the Sonics, Lemuel Grant top scored with 21 and captain Troy Glasgow pitched in with 11 points.In the first division match, Trojans went down against the Ravens as they faced yet another winless match in their season’s encounter, losing 65-49. The match started off like any other match, with the Ravens taking the lead in the first period 13-11, then out-scoring the opposition in each quarter until the showdown was over. Captain Dominic Vincente led the Ravens with 14 points, while Tyrone Hamid put up the same number.The Trojans showed lack of form and commitment, having numerous opportunities to convert, but being unable to so do. The highest score of the night came from Captain Selvaughn Mosely, who had 13.The action continues on Saturday with the Sonics playing the Eagles in the U-23 division at 18:30h, and the Colts clashing with the Sonics in the first division at 20:30h.
Lovemark’s second-round, 7-under 64 to helped him tie for the individual lead at 136 (-6). with Loyola Marymount’s Brian Locke. Hie had a first-round 69 and a second-round 68. His five-under 137 was good for a third-place tie with UCLA’s Erik Flores and Tennessee’s Phillip Pettitt. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Freshmen Jamie Lovemark and Rory Hie posted a pair of blistering second rounds to lead USC into first place after 36 holes of the 30th annual USC Collegiate Invitational on Monday at North Ranch C.C. in Westlake Village. Trailing by 10 shots after a 291-shot first round, USC combined for a tournament-low 277 to finish with a two-round 568 for par. UCLA, which shot a first-round low 281, is in third with a two-over 570. Pepperdine is seventh at 21-over 589.
Gabe Pruitt, Nick Young and Lodrick Stewart suffered through USC basketball pre-Tim Floyd. They experienced the lowest depths in the program’s history, and it showed in their emotions on Friday night. With every 3-pointer that left their hands and the fist pumps that followed, USC’s players looked like they have come a long way to get this opportunity at success. Pruitt, Young and Stewart combined to score 33 of USC’s first 34 points to spark the Trojans to a 70-61 victory over No. 11 Washington State in the Pacific-10 Conference Tournament semifinals at Staples Center. Third-seeded USC advanced to face fourth-seeded Oregon at 3 p.m. today in the conference final. No player on USC’s roster had won a game in the Pac-10 Tournament before this week. The Trojans have never won the tournament, once before advancing to the final in 2002. “We’re trying to get our first banner inside Galen Center,” Young said. “We came from last place (in 2005) to third place, and now we’re fighting for our first conference championship.” This victory gives USC its seventh win over a Top 25 team this season. The Trojans are 7-4 against ranked opponents, a statistic that should impress the NCAA selection committee Sunday. USC (23-10) is one victory away from equaling the highest win total in its 101-year history. The Trojans had 24 wins in 2001, 1992, 1974 and 1971. Some top teams don’t mind getting knocked out early so they can have a few days off before getting ready for the NCAA Tournament. But as players who weren’t even invited to the Pac-10 Tournament in 2005, USC’s big three value this experience. “We’re not even thinking about seeding,” Young said. “Whoever they place us against doesn’t matter. I’m trying to focus on the now and get ready to get the first ring on my hand.” The Trojans were uncharacteristically living off the 3-pointer in the first half. Pruitt, who scored a season-high 26 points, had all 15 of his first-half points off 3-point attempts. He made four from beyond the arc and hit three free throws after being fouled on one try. “During warmups, I was kind of feeling it, and knew if I got open looks I would knock them down,” Pruitt said. That brought Floyd to interject: “I hope you’re feeling it (today), too.” Stewart scored eight points in a row in one stretch, connecting on two3-pointers and a long jumper to give the Trojans a 23-14 lead. He wound up with 15 points. Young added another two from downtown, making USC 8 of 12 on 3-pointers in the first half. The Trojans entered Friday’s contest averaging 5.53-pointers per game. USC led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but Derrick Low hit a double-clutch 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to draw the Cougars within 38-34 at the break. The Trojans moved away from the 3-pointers in the second half and focused on getting the ball inside to forward Taj Gibson. “We talked at halftime that we thought that was fools’ gold,” Floyd said of the perimeter shots. “We saw toward the end of the first half we missed a couple and they went on a little run, because the long shot leads to a long rebound and makes for easier looks at the other end.” Gibson, who scored just three points in the first half, scored USC’s first seven points in the second half to hold off an early Cougars run. Pruitt got hot again midway through the second half to help the Trojans avoid another last-minute finish with the Cougars. He hit a long jumper with his foot on the line, then connected on a 3-pointer from the left-baseline to put USC ahead 53-44. The next time down, he drained another 3-pointer from the same corner and kept his right hand in the air as he skipped to midcourt. Then USC went more than five minutes without scoring, as their lead dwinded to four. But Keith Wilkinson, who had just missed two free throws coming off the bench, got a big tip-in off a Gibson miss with 1:01 remaining to put the Trojans up 63-55. Low missed a 3-pointer and Gibson made two free throws to put the game away. Gibson finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Washington State had frustrated the Trojans with close victories in their two regular-season matchups. “We wanted to beat them because we felt the first two times we had them,” Stewart said. “We knew we were one shot or one hustle play away both times, so I’m glad we got it this time.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy applauds the fans following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against Club Atletico de Madrid at the King Power stadium in Leicester on April 18, 2017 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – England striker Jamie Vardy struck twice as Leicester defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Friday in a pre-season friendly but new £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho came off injured.Vardy scored in the 67th and 74th minutes after Thorgan Hazard had given the German side the lead with a fine finish from distance early in the second half. Nigerian international striker Iheanacho, who signed from Manchester City on Thursday for £25 million ($32.8 million), set up Vardy’s winner but was substituted with an injury shortly after.Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said it was just a precautionary move.“Last thing he needed was another kick on it (his leg), so we played if safe,” said Shakespeare.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Arsenal drew 2-2 with United at Old Trafford in the Premier League last month, shortly before Mourinho was sacked as manager after a wretched run of results.Since then, Solskjaer, hired from Molde as interim boss, has overseen seven successive wins in all competitions.Solskjaer’s approach has won over a United squad that grew tired of Mourinho’s spikey personality, and Emery is suitably impressed.“It’s a different team. It’s the same players but they’re playing with a big performance now,” Emery told reporters on Wednesday.“I was watching their last matches and each player has a lot of confidence, with big performances, and now they are very dangerous.“For us, it’s good because it’s a very big test for us in this competition.”Arsenal’s preparation for the United clash included a team-building paintball trip, but it has been a difficult few days for the club.It was announced on Monday that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave next month having only been at Arsenal for a little over a year.A day later, Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin learned he could miss up to nine months after suffering ruptured knee ligaments in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.Emery was asked about both issues and believes Arsenal should take their time in appointing a successor to Mislintat, with Roma’s director of football Monchi linked to a similar role in north London.Asked if it was important to swiftly find a replacement for Mislintat, Emery replied: “Maybe if you do this recruitment very quickly, maybe you can make a mistake.“I think it’s better to do without that, being calm and also finding the best possible person to do this job like we want.“I think the club is working on that. It’s not my issue. I can say the same: if the club decided to sign one sporting director, then I will agree with them.”Bellerin will undergo surgery and could miss the start of next season given the severity of the damage to his knee.“We were sad and we are sad now after his injury,” Emery added.“I think this year is very difficult for big injuries like Hector, Rob Holding and (Danny) Welbeck. But football is like that.“We need to treat these injuries like a normality in football, but we are very sad for that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery admits Manchester United are a more difficult opponent under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made Manchester United a much more dangerous team since taking over from Jose Mourinho.Emery’s side host United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday and the Spaniard expects a stern test from Solskjaer’s revitalised team.
Arda Turan in action for Turkey Arda Turan is living the dream playing for Barcelona and has no plans to leave – despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.The midfielder moved to the Nou Camp from Atletico Madrid last summer in a deal which could eventually be worth £29m.The Turkey captain has failed to nail down a regular spot in the first-team, though, and it has led to claims he could be off this summer.Chelsea and Manchester United were interested in Turan 12 months ago and they are reportedly sniffing around his signature again.But the 29-year-old, who is currently with Turkey at Euro 2016, has denied any talk of him quitting Barcelona.“I am very happy in Barcelona, I want to continue,” said Turan.“But now I am totally focused on the national team and the Euros. It is a dream for me to play for Barcelona.” 1
The second annual Gartan Lake 5 Mile Road Race takes place on June 26th next at 3pm.Arguably the most scenic race in Donegal, the event has now been made part of the Donegal Grand Prix series. But that’s not to say that walkers and fun runners aren’t welcome to the event because they are!Organiser Eunan McBride said he is looking forward to a great day.“There will be serious athletes there and we are hoping they can achieve great times on the day.“But the event is also about having fun and we are hoping as many fun runners and walkers come along as possible. Everyone is welcome and the more the merrier,” he said. Las year’s event was in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation and money raised from this year’s race will go towards the upkeep of two local schools, Glenswilly NS and Glendowan NS.Registration for the event takes place in Gartan from 12 noon onwards and there will be refrshments for all afterwards.“All we need now is a sunny day and we will really have everything because the course itself is blessed with beautiful scenery along the lake,” added Eunan.*Pictured above is Richard McNamara, McDonald’s Restaurant, Letterkenny, presenting Eunan McBride with sponsorship for the forthcoming Gartan lake 5 Mile Road Race, Fun Run and Walk. Also pictured are Bernie Lapsley, Glenswilly NS Parent’s Association and Patrick McMonagle, Parent’s Association Glendowan NS (Picture by Clive Wasson).EndsDONEGAL’S MOST SCENIC ROAD RACE GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS! was last modified: June 13th, 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:Gartan Road Race
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Benik Afobe from Bournemouth, the Premier League new-boys have confirmed.Last seasons Championship winners have wasted no time in recruiting ahead of their return to the top flight, signing the Congo international for a reported £12.5million.Afobe spent the second half of last season at Molineux, scoring six goals in 16 outings for Nuno Espirito Santos men.This will be the start of his second spell with the Midlands-based club, having signed from Arsenal in January 2015.He enjoyed a prolific run of form in front of goal, scoring 23 goals in 48 games.As a reward for his scintillating form, he was offered the chance to play in the Premier League with Bournemouth who signed him for a then-record £10 million.However, loss of form meant he started just 14 games in the 2016-17 season under Eddie Howe.Willy Boly, the defender, has also been signed by Wolves on a permanent basis following his loan spell in which he made 37 appearances.
QPR are interested in highly-rated Uruguayan youngster Kevin Mendez.The 18-year-old striker, who plays for Penarol in his homeland, shone at the Under-17 World Cup last year.Many European clubs, including Chelsea, have been monitoring Mendez.Liverpool were recently linked with a move for him and Paris St-Germain decided against making an offer following talks with his representatives.Those representatives are keen for the player to secure a move to Europe and the potential deal is one of several being followed up by QPR chairman Tony Fernandes ahead of the start of the new season.Fernandes is also looking to agree the signing of Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer. West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers have had a bid for the Netherlands midfielder, 24, rejected but are considering making an improved offer.See also:Sigthorsson deal ‘dragging on’ – RedknappNorwich reject bid from QPR for FerFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook