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Port Kaituma man jailed for narco possession

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first_imgA Port Kaituma resident was on Tuesday made to answer to the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan for possession of narcotics.Henry Conway pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charges stated that on December 31, 2016 at Water Front, Port Kaituma, he had in his possession 20 grams of cannabis and on the same day, he was also found in possession of 3.820kg of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution objected to bail and Conway, who is reportedly a vendor, was sent back to prison until February 7, 2017, when he would appear at the Matthews Ridge Magistrate’s Court.last_img

42 golfers to fight for final Kenya Open slots

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first_img0Shares0000Muthaiga Golf Club’s Nelson Mudanyi: One of the Kenyan players who will be in action at the Vet Lab Sports Club on Monday for the Pre-Qualification event.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Local and international professional golfers will on Monday compete for three 2018 Barclays Kenya Open Golf Championship slots at a Pre-Qualification event that will be held at the Vet Lab Sports Club.This will be the last opportunity for any golf professional, local or foreign to grab a last-minute ticket into what is the most lucrative Tournament on the 2018 European Challenge Tour. Nakuru’s Richard Ainley, Muthaiga’s Nelson Mudanyi, Windsor’s David Opati and Eldoret’s Boniface Simwa will be relying on their local knowledge of the challenging 18-hole layout at the Vet Lab Sports Club to qualify for the Kenya Open; they will face stiff competition from strong and experienced European journeymen including:Englishman and European Tour Champion, Oliver Wilson; Argentinian and three-time Challenge Tour Champion, Alvaro Velasco; and Frenchman, Victor Riu (a Challenge-Tour Champion)Speaking to the media over the weekend, Kenya Open Golf Championship Tournament Director, Patrick Obath, said the Pre-Qualifier was necessitated by the enhanced interest at this year’s Kenya Open, adding that it offers fans an opportunity to watch a prelude of the Kenya Open before it tees-off on Thursday.“This year we will be having a Pre-Qualification event at the Vet Lab Sports Club on Monday the 19th of March whose purpose is to select professional players who will fill in the final three slots for this year’s Championship. Locally trials like this are only seen in Athletics, but globally, all top golf events stage Pre-Q events,” he said.He added; “The Pre-Qualifier will also give golf fans also a chance to watch the professionals in action ahead of the main event on Thursday and this event will give Vet Lab a brilliant opportunity to see how their new 18-hole golf course will hold up against some of the best golf professionals in the European Challenge Tour.”12 Kenyans, 2 Tanzanians, 2 Ugandans 2 South Africans, 2 Zimbabweans and 1 Malawian are among African Professional players due to battle it out against the foreign contingent of players which includes, among others, 5 Englishmen.The high number of foreign players at the Pre-Qualification event shows the new stature of the Kenya Open as an annual global golf event.The tournament tees-off at 7:30am and will culminate in a bush drive and dinner for the players at the Nairobi National Park later in the day courtesy of the Kenya Tourism Board.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Stars discipline pays dividends- Round-Up

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first_img0Shares0000DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania, December 1- In the last few days, Harambee Stars players have made a fuss about lack of comforts in their team hotel in the baking hot Dar-es-Salaam where they are contesting the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.Fellow occupants and Group C rivals Sudan went about their business with minimum of fuss and the two teams will lock horns on Saturday starting 2pm in their final pool match where the loser could just as well pack and go home A CECAFA official who declined to be named expressed reservations about the Kenyans attitude saying, “They should get on with the business that brought them here; playing football. Whining about small things like, no eggs, no fruits, is very cheap.”On Wednesday afternoon when the skies open to let a deluge, Francis Kimanzi’s charges seemed to have ignored the unflattering playing conditions to resurrect their campaign which was dealt a cruel blow by Malawi who beat them 2-0 in their opener.Their 2-0 win over Ethiopia was an all round display of a focused football team at the wet National Stadium in Dar. Ethiopia humiliated the Kenyans under Jacob “Ghost” Mulee last year but Stars offered the perfect response to criticism after their opening day defeat against Malawi by outclassing their opponents who looked disjointed as well as incompatible with the conditions.A repeat of a similar performance against a side that beat them to the LG Cup at home in June will result in the win that will seal their passage to the quarter finals on December 5 and 6.Kimanzi wrought in a number of bold changes to the team beaten by Malawi, key of which was bringing in the rookie striker, Victor Ochieng’ of Chemelil. Ochieng’ was on for 80 minutes during which he scored a goal on his Stars debut — converting a 40th minute corner from Kevin Kimani — and made fellow striker Bob Mugalia who was isolated on Monday comfortable.Mugalia shot Kenya into the lead in the 11th minute before the lively Ochieng’ was fouled inside the box in the 38th and Kenya suffered the folly of giving their ‘star’ player the ball to take the spot kick.Jamal Mohammed fluffed his effort high above the bar while captain Pascal Ochieng, the defender who rarely misses from the spot would have been a safer bet.The Kenyans had a good tactical approach to the second half, consolidating their lead by a sensible defence while Mugalia’s intermittent raids pressed the Ethiopians back, stifling an all-out attack.Even though he blundered once, putting his defence at risk, custodian keeper Duncan Ochieng’ had a great game repaying his coach’s faith in him after heavy criticism from the first match where he gifted Malawi a penalty.Malawi 0 Sudan 0Sudan became the only winless team in the Group C after being held 0-0 by Malawi in the second match of the day at the National Stadium.It was good news for Stars who would qualify for the quarter finals by forcing Sudan to a draw in their last group match on Saturday.Sudan, the only Cecafa country that have qualified for the 2012 African Cup of Nations ended up badly frustrated after failing to take command in yet another encounter. They had drawn 1-1 with Ethiopia on Monday when head coach Mohamed “Mazda” Abdallah was away in Cairo attending a CAF administration diploma course.He arrived in Dar-es-Salaam early Wednesday morning to be in charge in the afternoon match.But in the second half, he vented his frustration on referee Hudu Munyemana’s decisions and was sent away from the touchline.He claimed there was a conspiracy to obstruct his team from victory. “I have the best team in this region; the only one going to AFCON, but we cannot show our ability if refereeing is bad,” he told SuperSport in post-match interview.Djibouti 0 Tanzania Mainland 3On Tuesday, Tanzania Mainland’s Kilimanjaro Stars bounced back from last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Rwanda to beat Djibouti 3-0 and earn opportunity to qualify for the knockout stage from ‘A’.The home team’s victory came as a relief to local fans who were left enraged by the opening performance of coach Charles Boniface Mkwasa’s team.Half of Tanzania was apprehensive even at kick off, booing the team as it entered the pitch. Interestingly, none of the 11 starters were from the champion club, Young Africans, whose supporters traditionally occupy half the stadium.The Kilimanjaro Stars starters were mainly from Yanga’s bitter rivals, Simba and other minor clubs. But the irony was coach Boniface’s boldness in going in with whom he thought fitted his strategy.Fans would not have missed the fact that the coach is a national icon who played, captained and coached his beloved Yanga, but this time, national good came first.It was only during substitution that two Yanga players, Geoffrey Taita and Nurdin Bakari, were introduced.Simba front man, Thomas Ulimwengu was put through by Mussa “Mgosi” Hassan who plies his trade at DC Motema Pembe in the Democratic Republic Congo to give Kilimanjaro Stars a quick third minute goal.Hassan and Ramadhan “Redondo” Chombo (Azam FC) then wasted chances in the seventh and eighth minutes as the hosts took complete charge. It was just a matter of time before they doubled their lead.They made it 2-0 in the 37th minute when Mwinyi Kazimoto (Simba) shot from a long distance. Substitute Hussein Javu (Simba) made it 3-0 six minutes to time.Rwanda 2 Zimbabwe 0In Group A match on Tuesday, Rwanda’s Amavubi Stars joined Uganda Cranes (Group B) in quarter finals after inflicting a 2-0 defeat on Warriors of Zimbabwe at the National Stadium.Zimbabwe enjoyed the lion’s share of the first half, went close several times in the first 15 minutes, but to no avail.Donald Ngoma missed what could have been the opener for Zimbabwe in the seventh minute when his close range effort went straight into the waiting hands of goalie Jean Claude Ndori.After the shaky start, Rwanda took the game to their opponents and broke the stalemate when Meddie Kagere made a double hit, first in the 25th minute, before wrapping it up in the 81st.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City spy chance to add to Chelsea woes

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first_imgWidely criticised over the incident, Mourinho confirmed on Friday that the pair have been demoted — temporarily, according to him — and will not be on the bench at the Etihad Stadium.The Swansea game already represented an underwhelming start to Chelsea’s title defence after five games without victory in pre-season, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’s dismissal ruling him out of Sunday’s contest.City, in contrast, opened with an impressive 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion that sent Manuel Pellegrini’s side to the top of the standings after the first round of fixtures.Raheem Sterling is settling in after his £49 million ($76.7 million, 68.9 million euros) switch from Liverpool, Sergio Aguero is nearing full fitness following his post-Copa America break and Yaya Toure suggested he was ready to put last season’s troubles behind him with a goal and an assist at The Hawthorns.Sunday’s game, meanwhile, will be the first at the Etihad since the opening of a new 6,000-seat tier on the South Stand and the addition of 1,500 extra pitch-side seats, taking the capacity to 55,097 — another sign of the club’s growing ambition.Victory would put City five points above Chelsea and although it is early days, Pellegrini knows that Sunday’s encounter represents an opportunity to disrupt the stride of a title rival.“We are not thinking about the title in the second game, but we are thinking about trying to win our points at home, especially as we are playing against the champions and one of the teams that has a lot of chances to win the title,” he said.“It is the same as Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham — all the big teams.”– Aguero in contention –Aguero came off the bench against West Brom, but it may be too soon for last season’s top scorer to start, which would mean Wilfried Bony continuing to lead the line.For Chelsea, Asmir Begovic will make his competitive full debut, having come on against Swansea following Courtois’s second-half dismissal for felling Bafetimbi Gomis.Oscar is a doubt with a knock sustained in training, but Diego Costa is in line to play, having allayed fears about the condition of his hamstrings by completing 90 minutes against Swansea.Even by Mourinho’s stormy standards, it has been a challenging week, as medical professionals from within the game have queued up to criticise him over his perplexing treatment of Carneiro and Fearn.He threatened to walk out of a briefing with newspaper journalists on Friday when pressed on the matter, but he has dismissed suggestions the furore will have any effect on the outcome of the showdown with City.“If somebody thinks that a disagreement between two members of the medical staff and the manager can affect the week, it is somebody that doesn’t have a clue about what football is and about preparation for matches,” Mourinho said. “It is obviously not (a problem).“The season is very, very long. We are speaking about 38 matches — 38 matches is an eternity, a marathon that started last weekend and ends in around 10 months.“I cannot say it (the match) is crucial, I cannot say it is decisive, I cannot say it is very, very, very important.“But, two title contenders, three points, so if you can get three and your opponent zero, it is important.“I am not going to say the game is not important, but for sure I don’t say the game decides anything for the winner or the loser.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates against AS Roma in a international pre-season. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, August 15- Manchester City will attempt to exploit the internal turmoil at Chelsea and land an early blow in this season’s Premier League title race when the sides face off on Sunday.Chelsea’s week has been dominated by the fall-out from manager Jose Mourinho’s criticism of first-team doctor Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn for running onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard when the team were down to 10 men in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City.last_img read more

CDC opens new daycare program

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Child Development Centre has opened a daycare as a pilot program.The CDC’s executive director Tana Millner said that the daycare has officially been open for two weeks, after its August 14th launch date. The daycare is full-time, and is open to children aged 3 to 5. Millner explained that the daycare is a one-year pilot program, and that the CDC may expand to a daycare for infants next year.Millner said that the CDC decided to start running a daycare after seeing that the wait list for the Centre’s three preschools had dropped. She said that after the local economy has started to pick up once again, parents had been inquiring about if the Centre had plans to start a daycare. She explained that there was definitely a need for the type of support the CDC could provide in a daycare setting.- Advertisement -Millner said that the daycare’s full-time spots are already filled up, but that the CDC could be adding more spaces later this fall. Interested parents can inquire by calling the Child Development Centre at (250) 785-3200.last_img read more

MCGUINNESS PLEADS WITH FANS TO DRIVE SAFELY TO AND FROM BIG GAME

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first_imgDonegal football manager Jim McGuinness has kick-started a campaign to encourage motorists to watch their speed and be aware of driver fatigue.The Glenties man and his Mayo counterpart James Horan took time out from preparation for Sunday’s big game to show their support for Mayo and Donegal County Council’s ‘Slow Down for the Show Down’ campaign, which aims to bring down traffic speeds on our roads.The campaign asks motorists and passengers to make a personal commitment to drive at appropriate and legal speeds in a bid to tackle concerns about speeding in local communities and a special appeal will be made at the big match on Sunday for all the fans to drive with care. Jim McGuinness said: “Speeding traffic is a prime concern in many communities. We want motorists to think about their speed and how it might affect others as they pass through our communities. Sometimes this might mean slowing down to a speed below that of the signed limit. We hope everyone takes note and thinks road safety when using the roadsMayo’s County football manager, said: “On the football pitch, speed is a necessity – but excessive and inappropriate speed on the road is not ‘fair play’. Apart from the obvious risk of causing injury and death, it also creates distress among local residents leading to people feeling unsafe as they walk, cycle or on our roads. I am proud to support this worthwhile campaign, and I hope that local people will to help to make their communities safer places.”Footballers and managers will be encouraging local people to make their pledge to ‘Slow Down for the Show Down’ and to decide every time they sit in a vehicle before they turn the key, that they will not speed.Slow down for the show down is co-ordinated by Mayo and Donegal’s County Council’s Road Safety Officers as part of their road safety education and casualty reduction strategy. Eamonn Brown, Road Safety Officer, said, “This is another opportunity to remind football fans about their road safety responsibilities. Fans should ensure the enjoyment of the game isn’t followed by tragedy on the roads,” Individuals and organisations should follow their football team’s example and make a commitment to ‘Slow Down for the Show Down’ and ask all their family members to adhere to the rules of the road at all times and lead by example. Mr Noel Gibbons Road Safety Officer, Mayo County Council said “We want all road users to change their behaviours and make these changes part of their lives in the future, which will save lives and reduce serious injuries on our roads.” Mr Eamonn Brown Donegal County Council also added, “We are advising motorists to leave plenty time to get to the match and not only to slow down but avoid erratic driving including overtaking and keeping a safe distance from the car in front of them. It is also important to factor in a rest break on your journey from Donegal or Mayo.” MCGUINNESS PLEADS WITH FANS TO DRIVE SAFELY TO AND FROM BIG GAME was last modified: September 19th, 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:James HoranJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

School zones lit up for safety

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first_img 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant California law requires motorists to slow to 25 mph near schools when children are present. This applies to normal schools days, and is in effect 20 minutes before and after school when kids are coming or going. In January, California passed the California Solar Initiative, the largest solar energy policy in U.S. history. Promising a $3.8 billion investment over 10 years, CSI triples the state’s former subsidy and could make California the largest solar market in the world, according to Carmanah. PALMDALE – Solar-powered flashing lights have been installed in 31 school zones throughout Los Angeles County – including locations in Palmdale – to warn motorists to slow when children are present. Teams from Santa Cruz-based Carmanah Technologies Corp., one of the nation’s largest solar power providers, installed the lighting as part of the state’s Safe Routes to School program. The flashers charge in all weather conditions, operate maintenance-free for five years, and are programmable for 500 days, according to Carmanah. They also were installed in Stevenson Ranch, City Terrace, Azusa, Santa Fe Springs, Walnut Park, Florence, Rosewood, Hacienda Heights, La Mirada and Pasadena. last_img read more

Kilmarnock make James Fowler head of football operations

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first_img“With the experience I’ve gained in the last five years in various roles within the industry, I feel that this is the right opportunity for me to implement my ideas.“The club and supporters have always been so welcoming to me, and I am looking forward to working with the board, Angelo Alessio and his staff, and the fans to continue to build the strongest team we can at Kilmarnock Football Club.” Kilmarnock have appointed former player James Fowler as their new head of football operations.Fowler, 39, will oversee the first team, reserves, under 18s and the club’s academy, as well as being responsible for recruitment and scouting.The ex-Queen of the South manager, who made more than 460 appearances for Kilmarnock, has also held coaching positions with St Mirren and Sunderland.Fowler, a member of the 2012 League Cup-winning side, said: “I am thrilled to be coming back to the club as head of football operations.last_img read more

Gardai do not believe man’s death was suspicious

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first_imgGardai do not now believe the death of a man in Portnablagh yesterday was suspicious.The man, who was 84, was found dead at his home at Faugher by his niece yesterday morning at 8am.The house was sealed off and a Garda investigation was launched. However, Gardai have now stated that they do not believe the man’s death was suspicious.The man was last seen by relatives who called to his home on Saturday evening.It is understood the man had been released from Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday.Gardai do not believe man’s death was suspicious was last modified: September 11th, 2018 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:deathFaugherGardaiPortnablaghlast_img read more

Joburg’s glittering Earth Hour

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first_imgRay Maota Councilor Matshidiso Mfikoe, the MMC for environment in Johannesburg; Johannesburg Mayor, Amos Masondo and WWF-SA CEO, Dr Morne du Plessis switch off the power to Orlando Stadium at the start of the hour. The Soweto Gospel Choir had the crowd dancing and singing along during their performance. Nedbank’s head of cause marketing, Maseda Ratshikuni, said that Nedbank has been at the forefront of nature conservation for more than 20 years and will continue to seek better ways to make the environment more liveable. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Carolyn Cramer  Media Relations Manager  WWF South Africa  +27 21 657 6600 RELATED ARTICLES • Bank, WWF get R100m for green cause • Nedbank goes carbon neutral • Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality • Rural community goes ‘green’The international climate change campaign Earth Hour was celebrated amid a shower of candlelight and music in Johannesburg recently.The cause was symbolically marked in the city by the switching off of lights at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, south-west Johannesburg, on 26 March 2011 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.The celebrations, held at the Orlando West Regional Park opposite the stadium, were organised by the South African branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA), Nedbank and the City of Johannesburg.Earth Hour, spearheaded by the WWF, calls for greater awareness of climate change and urges people around the globe to switch off their lights and appliances for an hour from 8.30pm on a set date each year. The campaign started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and had gathered the support of 128 participating nations by 2010.The WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations whose aim is to fight the depletion of the world’s natural environment. It organises Earth Hour events in more than 100 countries, and has more than five-million supporters.Mass action leads to changeThe Johannesburg celebrations were attended by city mayor Amos Masondo, member of the mayoral committee for environment Matshidiso Mfikoe, CEO of WWF-SA Dr Morne du Plessis and Nedbank’s head of cause marketing Maseda Ratshikuni.Masondo said: “Earth Hour is very symbolic because it is a call for mass action in ensuring the preservation of the planet for future generations.“This symbolic gesture is particularly important as it starts with how people, in their own holds, will try and conserve energy sources and fight climate change. Meaningful change can only happen through mass participation, so let’s do more together and we can save the world.”Mfikoe added: “Climate change is the biggest challenge facing us today and the message we are relaying is that the energy is there, we just have to use it wisely.”Masondo, Mfikoe and Du Plessis were on the stage, holding the power cable, as the countdown to Earth Hour began. After switch-off, the crowd stood in awe of the darkened stadium.Candles were lit and musical performances by the world-renowned Soweto Gospel Choir and the Bala brothers followed.During the hour of darkness, the animated crowd danced to the music and sang along while holding their candles.Themba Nkosi, who lives near the park, said: “The parks that have been built by the city and the planting of trees in Soweto has really made our environment more liveable. Now we need to learn to use the abundance of energy sources we have more wisely as everything gets depleted with time.”Business with a green agendaNedbank’s Ratshikuni said: “Nedbank has been at the forefront of nature conservation for more than 20 years and will continue to seek better ways to make our environment more liveable.“As a business, to mark Earth Hour today, we have switched off the lights in all our buildings in the country, as well as billboards.”The financial institution partnered with WWF-SA in 1990 to establish the Green Trust, which aims to protect the unique biological diversity of Southern Africa.Nedbank clients are encouraged through Nedbank’s Green Affinity banking products to support the trust. The bank has so far donated more than R90-million (US$13-million) to more than 150 major conservation projects.The WWF-SA was established in 1969 by the late Anton Rupert and seeks to, among other things, prevent the loss of species, protect important eco-regions, conserve water and promote sustainable energy practices within businesses.last_img read more