Teen busted with cocaine at CJIA

first_img…CANU swoops down on trafficking ring Ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) arrested a 19-year-old female at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and took her to a city hospital where she excreted 44 cocaine-filled pellets.Reports are the teen was a passenger on outgoing flight BW 526 destined for JFK International Airport in New York on Friday. CANU ranks approached the teen after they suspected she was a drug mule.After her arrest, the teen was escorted to a city hospital, where she was admitted. Having excreted the pellets, the young woman still remains a patient under observation as of Saturday evening.Meanwhile, based on information obtained, CANU ranks swooped down on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Friday evening. During the exercise, they stumbled upon 279 suspected cocaine-filled pellets.CANU ranks have arrested an additional three persons while they are hunting another two suspects who remain at large. It was reported that one of the suspects still at large was at the ECD residence and when the ranks arrived, but managed to escape.This bust comes less than a week after CANU ranks intercepted a 37-year-old cosmetologist, Natasha Blair, who was about to travel with her 11-month-old baby. The woman had ingested and inserted cocaine pellets.last_img read more

Kevin Modesti: Credibility is everything to Lasorda

first_imgPut that in your dirty book, Babydol. “Respect, that’s a good word (for it),” Lasorda said one morning this week in describing his quest of the past decade. VERO BEACH, Fla. – Now let’s talk about what Tom Lasorda is really looking for. Appreciation. Credibility. Respect. Amazing how good a proud man can feel when he works with people who talk and listen to him. It wasn’t always this way as Lasorda went from manager to general manager to vice president to his current position – third on the front-office roster below Frank and Jamie McCourt – as “special advisor to the chairman;” as the ownership changed hands from Peter O’Malley to the Fox Group to the McCourts; as the general manager’s office spun from Kevin Malone to Dan Evans to Paul DePodesta to Ned Colletti. He drove, talked and told the rare Lasorda story that lacks a punch line. “When I retired (in 1996),” Lasorda said, “Peter O’Malley told everybody, `He’s going to be able to help each of you, in all departments. But I don’t want you to overload him.’ That was the thing; they were going to utilize my expertise. Then a new regime came in, and they never wanted to utilize my expertise. They never asked me about players or anything like that. I always felt that’s not my problem, that’s their problem. I’m here to help, and if they don’t (want it), fine. “Then McCourt came in. When he was in the process of getting the club, he said he wanted to see me. I flew to Boston, and I’ll never forget it … I froze my ass off. He said, `If I get the club, I want you.’ I said, `Frank, you got me.’ Well, he brought this feeling back to me. He talked to me and he listened to me. “Bob Daly was here five years (running the Dodgers for Fox), and never once did he ask me about a ballplayer. And listen to this: Prior to that I must have had lunch with him 20 times, and he asked me about every ballplayer you can think of. So when he came in (as owner), I thought, `This guy’s going to lean on me.’ (The GMs) were nice to me, but they didn’t take me as I wanted to be. “I don’t want to be hanging around here just because of who I am. I want to be here because I can help and I know the game and I work at it and I go see the minor leaguers. It means an awful lot to me.” Lasorda thanks the McCourts, Colletti, assistant GM for scouting Logan White and manager Grady Little for making him feel welcome again. He recounted a conversation with Colletti during the Dodgers’ winter promotional caravan. “Ned called me aside and said, `I went you in the meetings, I want your advice,’ ” Lasorda said. “I went home and said, `Jo (his wife), he made me feel great today.’ ” Indeed, he said he’s happy in his work again. “When I left (managing), this was the way it was supposed to be,” Lasorda said. “I don’t know what word I can use. (Frank McCourt) gave me my credibility back.” heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Lasorda spoke while steering a golf cart among practice diamonds and gathering spots of Dodgertown. I’d hopped aboard to find out how the Dodgers’ Hall of Fame ex-manager and eternal icon is doing since last week, when he was forced to deny the nasty innuendo in a kiss (and more)-and-tell memoir by self-described Hollywood Super Madam Jody “Babydol” Gibson. The answer is a mix of the obvious, inevitable and – for Lasorda’s many fans – gratifying. The much-gossiped-about sex allegation, in the book chapter with his purported response when Gibson asks “what you’re looking for,” weighs heavily on a grandfather worried about his family’s feelings even as he suppresses a fight-back instinct in the hope the story will eventually die. His legs hurt, from a nerve in his back and maybe because of his weight, which is why the one-time Brooklyn pitcher who will turn 80 on Sept. 22 called a spring-training-long pause in his perpetual speaker’s tour. But at his emotional home, in the world of baseball and the Dodgertown complex he’s been coming to since 1949, he seems to feel as fulfilled as he’s been in the 10-plus years since he managed. last_img

Similar but different

first_imgWhen it comes to dropouts, what divides the mayor and the school board has never really been a matter of what to do, but a commitment to actually do it. At issue is not competing plans, but how willing either side is to making its plan a reality. The board’s record in this regard is unimpressive. It all but ignored the dropout issue until Villaraigosa’s takeover campaign forced it to take notice. And even now, its implementation has been less than aggressive, targeting limited resources at a few campuses, rather than taking a more comprehensive approach. District officials complain they lack the money to do more, but that hasn’t stopped them from lavishing a massive pay raise on their union. SO Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has his sights set on taking over the Los Angeles Unified School District, finally delivers his plan for reducing the high school dropout rate – and it’s largely the same one LAUSD officials adopted a year ago. What does this tell us? Not a lot, actually. Defenders of the status quo can try to make the case that the mayor’s reforms aren’t necessary because they’re already under way, but that’s a stretch. It’s only natural that two serious plans dealing with the same problem would be similar. After all, there’s no great mystery here. Experts have long agreed that reducing the dropout rate requires a mix of better student-tracking, intervention efforts and more personalized education options. It was Villaraigosa, on the other hand, who drew the dropout issue to the public’s attention and has staked his legacy on fixing it. Whether he would put the same passion into running the district as he has into taking it over remains to be seen. But for now, although his and the board’s plans may look similar, their sense of urgency couldn’t be more different.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of June 22

first_imgBeatton Community 4-H “Fun Shoot”Beatton Community 4-H “Fun Shoot” Non-competitive courses (2-10 animal target courses), concession, BBQ supper (included with registration fee), separate peewee shoot, no arrow speed/ arrow height restrictions, wagon rides by the Northern Horse Mule and Harness Association. Pre-registration: $40 Registration on shoot day: $50 (starts @ 9am only on site) Peew […]Fort St. John North Peace Museum Yard SaleSaturday June 22 from 9 am to 3 pm Fort St. John North Peace Museum 9323 – 100th Street Come support your local museum and find great treasures. For more information call 250-787-0430. Donations are welcome. We will not be accepting large electronics or appliances. Please take them to electronic recycling. Please ensure your donations meet Health Canada’s Co […]Drag Racing at Northern Lights RacewayCome see the loudest and fastest show in the Peace Region this weekend. Racers of all ages driving vehicles of all kind down the 1/4 mile strip at speeds up to 200mph! Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Racing begins around 11am. Dates: June 22 & 23 […]4th Annual Taylor Hill ClimbThe infamous hill is back……….. Where: Taylor Elementary School Time: June 22 from 4pm – 6pm The climb will start at 4:15pm at the base of the hill. Three stations mark the way up to the hill and you can win a prize at everyone. But there is more: This year’s climb will be a wacky climb! That’s right. Bring a costume, some funny glasses, a stuffed animal or j […]6th Annual Summer Solstice Chili Bowl BashThe Chili Bowl Bash is the major annual fund raiser for the guild. Funds raised go to help maintain the community studio for members, adult and young people’s classes and for special events. Cost / Ticket Info : $30.00. Available at the Hair Bin Allowed Ages : Adults. Children welcome at the regular ticket price. For more information contact: 250.785 55 […]Come Dance!Come Dance! June 22, 2013 starting at 8:30pm-12:30pm Sponsored by the Derrick Dance Club, music by Night Sounds Tickets: $12 Club Members $15 Non Members For more information contact Chris 250-785-1021 or Glen 250-262-1693 […]Drag Racing at Northern Lights RacewayCome see the loudest and fastest show in the Peace Region this weekend. Racers of all ages driving vehicles of all kind down the 1/4 mile strip at speeds up to 200mph! Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Racing begins around 11am. […] – Advertisement –last_img read more

Zimmer’s motion against UN Firearms Regime debated in House of Commons

first_imgPrince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer was in the House of Commons yesterday debating his Private Members’ Motion on the UN Firearms Regime. The motion is aimed at discouraging the government from adopting a United Nations resolution on firearms.According to a media release from Zimmer the UN resolution contains a clause asking State Parties to have imported firearms marked with an identifying code of the country of origin. Zimmer’s opposition to the resolution stems from the costs that would be created, and the potential of adding another form to the firearm registry.In a release Zimmer said, “I have always stood up for the rights of law-abiding gun owners and I firmly believe that Canada already has measures in place to protect public safety that are far superior to this model offered by the United Nations. Our government kept its 17-year-old promise by scrapping the long-gun registry. My intention in tabling this motion is to ensure that any door that could re-open the long-gun registry remains firmly closed.”- Advertisement -He added the UN resolution is designed to “needlessly target” gun owners in Canada who follow the law, and as such he put forward his motion against it.last_img read more

End of year brings 20 more dead across Iraq

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE A letter from President Bush lauded political developments in both Iraq and Afghanistan, praising the efforts of U.S. troops in helping Iraqis exercise the right to vote three times during 2005 and the people of Afghanistan to also cast ballots. “In the coming year, America will continue to stand beside these young democracies and lay the foundation of peace for our children and grandchildren,” Bush said. “We appreciate the brave men and women in uniform who protect our country and advance freedom around the world. We are grateful to their families for their support and sacrifice, and we pray for all those who have lost loved ones in freedom’s cause.” At Camp Victory near Baghdad’s airport, “American Idol 3” finalist Diana DeGarmo and other entertainers treated hundreds of U.S. servicemen and women to a New Year’s Eve show. Soldiers sat in the cold in front of a tan stage as DeGarmo pulled several on stage to dance. She was followed by comedian Reggie McFadden and country music singer Michael Peterson, who traveled with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on a six-nation holiday tour to thank the troops. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Bombings and shootings killed at least 20 people across Iraq on the final day of the year Saturday, while U.S. troops shivered in the cold during a performance by an “American Idol” singer as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations. The U.S. military also reported the death of an American soldier from wounds, bringing its death toll in Iraq for 2005 near 2004’s record level. Iraq’s electoral commission, meanwhile, repeated a call for political groups to remove from their candidate lists 90 former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath party before the agency issues final results next week from the Dec. 15 parliamentary elections. Many Iraqis, particularly from the long oppressed Shiite Muslim majority and Kurdish communities, want to keep ex-Baathists out of the new government. Sunni Arabs, the backbone of Iraq’s insurgency, sees that as an attempt to deny their minority a role in politics. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading store requires deli chef/cook

first_imgA leading Donegal shop is seeking a full-time deli chef/cook to work in their busy outlet.Daly’s Mace XL of Lifford is looking for the right candidate to fill this full-time role immediately.The ideal candidate should be able to * Prepare and cook fresh food daily* Have a knowledge of HACCP* They must be reliable and punctual* Previous experience is essential * They must be a team playerIf you think you suit this role then please apply by email to dalysmace@hotmail.comJob Vacancy: Leading store requires deli chef/cook was last modified: May 31st, 2019 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:dalys xldeli cookjobLiffordVacancylast_img read more

LADIES GAA: SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

first_imgST EUNAN’S had three points to spare in their Championship clash against Glenfin on Sunday.The Letterkenny side eventually won 1-10 to 1-07.Elsewhere Gaoth Dobhair had a comfortable win over Carndonagh – 6-15 to 2-08. Buncrana saw off Convoy by 2-13 to 1-02 whilst Naomh Conaill defeated Kilcar 3-09 to 1-10.Results from all sports can be sent to info@donegaldaily.com. LADIES GAA: SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS was last modified: July 7th, 2013 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:LADIES GAA: SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSlast_img read more

MAN WHO ALMOST CAUSED SEVEN CAR PILE-UP WAS RUSHING TO FOOTBALL

first_imgA man who almost caused a seven car pile-up told Gardai he was in a rush to play a football match.Letterkenny Court.Mathew Baskan overtook two cars on a continuous white-line and then took another car on the inside lane on what was described as one of the most dangerous roads in the country. The 25 year old computer technician appeared at Letterkenny District Court today where he was charged with dangerous driving at Carrickadawson, Raphoe in Co Donegal on September 24th last.A witness to the incident, Mr Colin Higgs said he saw the entire incident and claimed Baskan was driving at around 100kph.He said that after overtaking the two cars, Baskan was forced to squeeze back into a line of traffic.“There was a lorry coming the other way and I thought “if this goes badly wrong there could be carnage.” Fortunately it didn’t but in my opinion there could have been a seven car pile-up,” he said.He contacted Gardai and gave a description of Baskan’s red Seat Leon car and the driver was stopped outside Letterkenny.Garda Marcus O’Dowd said: “When I put the evidence to him he said he was in a rush to football.”Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said the stretch of road was recognised as a CPZ or a collision prone zone and was one of the most dangerous stretches of roads “on the entire island.”He said he could not accept Baskan’s claim that he was traveling at 80kph and was able to overtake two cars on such a short stretch of road.Judge Denis McLaughlin said he was satisfied that Baskan was guilty of dangerous driving as he had overtaken not one but two cars.He fined Baskan of Learmore Road, Castelderg, Co Tyrone €250 and disqualified him for driving for 2 years.MAN WHO ALMOST CAUSED SEVEN CAR PILE-UP WAS RUSHING TO FOOTBALL was last modified: March 14th, 2015 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:Castledergdangerous drivingdonegalGardaiJUDGE DENIS MCLAUGHLINLetterkenny CourtMathew BaskanRaphoelast_img read more

MCHUGH: EXPANSION OF CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL GIVEN GO-AHEAD

first_imgCarndonagh Community Hospital is to upgraded, junior minister Joe McHugh has said.“I welcome confirmation from the Department of Health, that the HSE is currently reviewing plans to expand Carndonagh Community Hospital, with works to being in 2016,” said the Donegal TD.“The works include an extension to the dining and sitting room facilities, and improvements to residential bedrooms, including en-suite facilities. “In addition to this, the Carndonagh site will facilitate any necessary expansion of services in line with service requirements of older people in the area. These improvements will be facilitated in order for the hospital to be retained as a 46 bed hospital.“I understand that in the longer term, the site can also accommodate a significant new extension in order to adapt and meet the needs of older people in Inishowen and surrounding areas. This news is extremely welcome as the hospital plays a vital role in the Carndonagh and wider Inishowen communities, with many people in the area dependent on the vital services provided by the hospital and the hard working people employed there.” MCHUGH: EXPANSION OF CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL GIVEN GO-AHEAD was last modified: June 17th, 2015 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:CarndonaghfundshospitalJoe McHughlast_img read more