Oly Town Artesians’ Collin Labranche Named Eplwa Defensive Player of the…

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansOly Town Artesians defender Collin LaBranche was named the Evergreen Premier League Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. The Olympia High School alum was playing in his first game for the Artesians this season after graduating from Saint Martin’s last week and led the club to a 3-0 win over the Tri-Cities Alliance in Pasco.Despite a talented squad, the Artesians got off to a rough start to the season but got a nice boost with the return of LaBranche and a couple of other Saint Martin’s players. They played their most complete game on Sunday at Edgar Brown Stadium and picked up their first win of the season and are very much alive in the EPLWA’S Cascade Conference. LaBranche, who will return for one more season with the Saints this fall, won every challenge that came his way and solidified a backline that had struggled over the first two weeks.This is the sixth time that an Oly Town player has been honored with a Defensive POTW award in their three seasons in the EPLWA. Nate Boatright and Kyle Wiese won the award in 2017 and JJ Olson, Crisantos Chavez and Marcos Borja were all honored during the 2018 season.The Artesians will give LaBranche and their players a well deserved break for the Memorial Day weekend but will be back in action on Sunday, June 2nd when they host the second round of the Washington State Super Cup at Black Hills High School. They will face either BeSea FC of Bellevue or ISC Gunners of Issaquah in the second round of the statewide, single elimination tournament. First kick is set for 4:00 p.m.Oly returns to EPLWA action on Sunday, June 9th when Bellingham United visits Black Hills. It is Artesians 500 night and Oly Town will attempt to pack the park by offering soccer clubs, teams and other non-profits the opportunity to raise some funds by selling tickets. If your club or non-profit would like to raise some money, watch some soccer and have some fun, contact the Artesians at artesians@olytownfc.com or by calling Brandon Sparks at 360-561-7252.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Yes, each has scored at least 200 more goals, won at least one more Champions League title and taken home at least one more Ballon d’Or trophy since that last World Cup. Ronaldo also captained Portugal to win the 2016 European Championship.Both have also turned 30 and seen their families grow, becoming doting dads while still the game’s best players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRonaldo is now a 33-year-old father of four children, and three were born within the last year.Messi will have his 31st birthday in Russia during the group stage, and two of his three sons were born since Argentina lost in the 2014 World Cup final. Messi inspired Barcelona to go unbeaten until the league title was won, when many expected a dip after Neymar left.Ronaldo scored in Madrid’s first 10 Champions League games on the way to a fourth final in five years, against Liverpool on Saturday. Madrid won the previous three.Amid the other-worldly feats are down-to-earth moments shared with social media followers — 91 million for LeoMessi on Instagram, 73 million for @Cristiano on Twitter.They show Ronaldo and 7-year-old son Cristiano Junior in green hospital gowns, at the bedside of partner Georgina Rodriguez and new-born daughter, Alana Martina, last November.Messi is reading a story to 5-year-old son Thiago, and wearing a red and white Santa Claus hat in a family portrait at Christmas.Thiago is among Messi’s toughest opponents, albeit on a games console — “he drives me crazy wanting to play all the time” — and Cristiano Junior joins dad to collect his trophies at FIFA award ceremonies.Cristiano Junior’s birthdays in June are woven through his dad’s major tournaments. He was born in the United States during the 2010 World Cup where, 12 days later in South Africa, Portugal lost to Spain in the round of 16.Ronaldo, captaining his country, scored once in four games and that was a late goal in a 7-0 rout of North Korea.In more fruitful times at Euro 2016, Ronaldo was surprised by a family visit at the team’s base near Paris so he could celebrate his son’s sixth birthday. Footage of the moment shows the tenderness between them.Ronaldo led the European champions to Russia last June for the 2017 Confederations Cup and was — unknown to all but a few people — unable to be with his newborn son and daughter, Mateo and Eva. 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China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, Portuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football’s standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game’s most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)GENEVA — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers — in life and on the field — going into a fourth World Cup.So much has happened for football’s standout stars since the 2014 tournament, when both left Brazil still lacking the game’s most coveted prize.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The day after Portugal’s semifinal loss on penalties to Chile, Ronaldo announced on social media he was a father again and had left Russia to see his twins.Ronaldo said he would not forget the understanding shown by Portugal coach Fernando Santos and the team’s management in whose service he was committed “body and soul” for the tournament.One day later, Messi had his own family event. Taking advantage of his first free offseason in four years, Messi married long-time partner Antonella Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina. Their third son, Ciro, was born in March.Messi missed Barcelona’s next game after the birth, and again put family first by missing a news conference where teammate Andres Iniesta confirmed he is leaving the club. Messi’s reason? He was collecting renewed passports for his sons.Still, a World Cup is unfinished business for both greats, whose career score of world’s best player trophies is 5-5.In 2006, Portugal lost to France in the semifinals. Last time, Portugal was third in a group where Germany and the United States advanced.Argentina has been eliminated by Germany, in two quarterfinals then a final.Both now are in tricky groups: Portugal plays Spain, Morocco and Iran. Argentina has Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.If the World Cup eludes Messi again, there is one important future goal. He and his wife want to welcome a daughter.“We are having trouble, but we are happy,” Messi told Fox Sports in a recent interview. “After the World Cup, or sometime in the future, we will try again.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Life is changing even as their will to win and hunger for goals stay the same.“You start to see things differently, in another manner,” Messi said in an interview with Spanish sports daily Marca, “and the truth is that becoming a father is most beautiful thing that has happened in my life.”For Ronaldo, there was a revealing recent interview with celebrity lifestyle magazine Hola!“It has shown me things about love I never knew existed,” the Real Madrid forward said of his family. “It has softened me and given me new perspective on what is really important in life.”This life balance delivered results on the field this season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

GuySuCo lawyers a no-show

first_imgWales Estate closure court case– proceedings rescheduled Even though the court case regarding the severance or redeployment of workers attached to the Wales Sugar Estate was heard in chambers of the High Court on Tuesday morning, the court was forced to reschedule theSugar operations will end at the Wales Estate in Decemberproceedings since attorneys for Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) were a no show.The matter which was called before Justice Roxanne George at 09:00h, would have heard the arguments from plaintiffs, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) as well as defending statements from the Sugar Corporation.However, as GuySuCo’s lawyers were a no-show to the proceedings, Justice George ruled that the matter will now be heard on June 7.Tuesday’s hearing was scheduled after an interim injunction was granted on May 6 in favour of the unions, which barred the Guyana Sugar Corporation and/or their servants/ agents, from proceeding to implement the decision to sever the employment of workers from the Wales Estate, unless consultations with the workers were held.Using the injunction, GuySuCo said that it was unable to pay the 106 Wales sugar workers their severance packages even though these workers on March 22 received letters from the entity, which stated that they would have been paid on May 4.President of GAWU Komal Chand when contacted on Tuesday told Guyana Times that the Union hopes GuySuCo will honour their agreements and pay the workers.It was pointed out that the agreement between the workers and the Sugar Corporation was reached before the May 6 injunction was granted. Chand expressed that in the meantime, GuySuCo should give the 106 workers employment as they have been jobless for over a month.“While the workers have not yet received their severance payments, they ought to provide them with work or pay them in lieu of work,” he noted.The GAWU President further noted that he was surprised that the Sugar Corporation had started to transfer and sever workers since it was promised that sugar operations would close by year end.“In the first place we are taken aback that they are paying workers their severance at that time because the Minister said the factory and cane cultivation will cease in December, so in the first place these workers ought not to have been severed,” Chand pointed out.The court action was first brought on after GuySuCo began discussions with individual employees of the Wales estate to negotiate severance packages, without informing or involving the unions. Unions – GAWU and NAACIE – are also seeking damages in excess of $1 million for breach of statutory duty owing under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Chapter 99:08, Laws of Guyana.The judges had granted an interim injunction, restraining GuySuCo from proceeding to implement their decision to sever the employees until the hearing and determination of a summons returnable in Chambers.One legal expert told this newspaper that if it is agreed that severance is the best option, then negotiations on the severance package, inclusive of its calculations will commence and this must be done between GuySuCo and the two Unions.last_img read more

Senatorial By-Elections: Montserrado’s Joseph 55.1%, Bong’s Tokpa 47.8%

first_imgSenators Joseph and Tokpa.Amid voter fatigue, frustration, disenchantment and a host of other reasons responsible for the poor turnout in the Tuesday, July 31, Senatorial by-elections held in Montserrado and Bong counties, two men, Saah Hardy Joseph and Dr. Henrique Tokpa could be the candidates replacing George Manneh Weah (now President) and Jewel Howard Taylor (now Vice President), respectively, at the Liberian Senate.The Weah-Taylor ticket was elected through popular vote in 2017. The election of the duo created vacancies in Bong and Montserrado and hence led to a need to hold by-elections to fill the vacancies caused by the election of Senators Weah and Taylor as President and Vice President respectively.And as it went, the National Elections Commission yesterday declared Joseph as the leading contender in the Montserrado Senatorial race, with 4,386 votes or 55.1 percent, out of 7,960 total valid votes counted and tallied so far. His closest opponent, Bernard “DJ Blue” Benson, an independent candidate, received 1,689 or 21.2 percent of the total valid (7960) votes counted and tallied by NEC.Unlike the case in Montserrado where the influence of the CDC and its standard bearer, President Weah, is yielding the expected results for the ruling party, Vice President Taylor’s robust campaign for Representative Josiah Marvin Cole in Bong County is likely to go down the drain.Cole is trailing the former Cuttington University president, Dr. Henrique Tokpa by more than 10 percent. As NEC’s preliminary reports revealed yesterday, Cole has obtained 11,947 votes or 36.3 percent of the total votes as compared to Tokpa’s 15,735 votes or 47.8 percent of the total valid votes counted and tallied so far.Dr. Tokpa was a formidable force in the 2014 Bong senatorial race against now VP Taylor. There were suggestions that he may have won the 2014 mid-term Senatorial election in Bong County; but after Court proceedings and the intervention of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Tokpa conceded and Taylor was declared winner.President Sirleaf later awarded him the post of  Minister of Internal Affairs, after he had resigned from Cuttington University where he had served as its president.NEC chairman, Jerome George Korkoya, delivering the Commission’s preliminary results at its headquarters in Monrovia yesterday, noted that of the 1,790 polling places in Montserrado, 127 polling places had reported.He said the 127 polling places accounted for 8,056 votes or 7.9 percent of the total number of polling places. “NEC has recorded from the 8,056 votes counted, 96 invalid votes in Montserrado while Bong registered 722 invalid votes out of 33,611,” he said.He pointed out that 51.99 percent of all polling places in Bong have reported, while 7.9 percent of all polling places in Montserrado have reported as well.The NEC chairman said his Commission is pleased with the role each of the international partners and local bodies, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the media, played in the just ended electoral process.He said the Senatorial by-elections were conducted smoothly. “Polls were opened as early as 8:00 a.m. and closed at 6:00 p.m. without any voter who went out to vote left out or denied the chance to exercise his or her constitutional right,” he said.Korkoya told journalists that up to the time of the Commission’s presentation of the by-elections’ preliminary results yesterday, no complaint was brought by any party or independent candidate from the field about fraud.“After the close of the polls, our staff were able to begin counting and shared with five agents of the highest performing candidates the preliminary results, while copies of the same results were pasted on the walls of the polling centers for general and public view as it is important to always demonstrate transparency, accountability and credibility in our conduct of national elections,” he declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taxi driver dies in EBD accident

first_imgA father of three is now dead after he crashed into a utility pole at the Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Monday afternoon.Trenton Dazzell, 29, of Lot 124 B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in an unconscious state after he lost control of his vehicle, PRR 915, and crashed into a utility pole, a short distance from the Soesdyke bridge.Dead: Trenton DazzellGuyana Times was told that at the time of the accident, the road was wet which caused the vehicle to skid, after which it toppled twice before slamming into the pole.The man was pulled from the wreckage and rushed to the hospital where he immediately underwent surgery, but succumbed during the process.When this publication visited the dead man’s home, his brother Kennard Dazzell said he received a call and was told that his brother might have been involved in an accident.After checking at the Diamond Hospital, he was told that the man had died and was at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting identification.“When I arrived there, I saw his feet and immediately, I knew it was him,” the grieving brother said.He further related that he subsequently visited the Police Station, but was not given much information about the accident.“The Police were saying that he passed them and a couple of minutes later they received a call that there was an accident. Apparently, he lost control at the bridge and swerved into a GTT pole and flipped a few times and he was thrown from the vehicle to the parapet.”He was picked up and rushed to the hospital but efforts to save his life were futile.The surviving Dazzell brother used the opportunity to give caution to road users.“That is why persons need to be careful with the current situation that we have right now and they really need to be careful.”Dazzell was described as a very high-spirited person who would light up any room he entered.The dead man leaves to mourn his wife and three children; ages two, three and six, along with his brother and other siblings.This is the eighth fatal accident for the past week on Guyana’s roadways.Two men also died tragically on Sunday last when a motorcyclist collided with a pedestrian on the Rupert Craig Highway.The motorcyclist was reportedly speeding when he collided with the pedestrian, who was allegedly under the influence.In a separate incident at Lima Sands on the Essequibo Coast, a 49-year-old driver was arrested after the tractor he was driving ran over a five-year-old girl who died instantly.On Friday evening, a carpenter was struck down by a motor car while crossing the public road at Houston, Greater Georgetown. The carpenter, Ryan Ragubir, was walking behind two work colleagues who were also crossing the road at the time the car knocked him down.Also on Friday, Dr Haimant Haimraj, 26, died at the Suddie Public Hospital, on the Essequibo Coast, after he reportedly lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and crashed into a fence.According to investigations, speeding has been attributed as the cause of the accident which occurred about 17:45h on the Vilvoorden Public Road. On Thursday, an 11-year-old student, Simon Kendall, of Tagore Memorial Secondary School in Berbice, was struck down in front of his home at Number 46 Village, Corentyne, by a car driven by a driver whose licence was suspended. Also on Thursday, a young man who was en route to visit his grandmother at a city hospital collided with a minibus, whose driver was reported to be under the influence. The young man, who sustained a punctured lung, is now battling for his life.Finally, last Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy, Mark McCoy, died instantly after he was struck down by a minibus. Reports indicate that the child rode his bike into the path of the minibus in the vicinity of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Only Thursday last, President David Granger rated the Guyana Police Force’s “Operation Safeway” as a success, pointing out that it has resulted in a reduction in road accidents.last_img read more

Atletico’s Partey wary of Olunga threat

first_img0Shares0000Michael Olunga while at training at Namboole Stadium in Kampala before Harambee Stars faced hosts Uganda Cranes in a friendly match in 2016 .PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 – NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 – Having played together in the Spanish La Liga last season, Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has warned his team-mates to be wary of Michael Olunga when Harambee Stars host the Black Stars of Ghana on Saturday in a 2019 AFCON Qualifier at Kasarani.The two featured in the La Liga with Olunga turning out for Girona on loan from Chinese club Ghuizhou Zhicheng while Partey was playing a starring role with Atletico Madrid, winners of last season’s UEFA Europa League. “Yeah of course I know much about him (Olunga). He is a good player and he scored several goals while playing for Girona and he has good attributes for a striker. We have to be very careful about him and we should try not to give him any space,” the midfielder noted.Olunga scored Kenya’s lone goal in the 2-1 loss against Sierra Leone in the opening qualification game and in the absence of star midfielder Victor Wanyama, he is expected to be Kenya’s leading light against the Black Stars.Ghanaian and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPartey meanwhile has urged his teammates not to underrate Kenya and he says they expect a tough game, especially with the hosts having lost against Sierra Leone.“We prepared to come and win but we know it is not going to be an easy game. We cannot underrate Kenya because they are a good team. We just have to go in there and do our job and come off with three points,” further pointed out Partey.Ghana are in firm control of Group F having won their opening game 5-0 against Ethiopia and a win against Kenya on Saturday would put them in pole position to qualify for next year’s showpiece in Cameroon.The team jetted into the country on Thursday night after holding a four-day session in Ethiopia and had a training session at the Kasarani Stadium for an hour on Friday.Ghanaian players in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are well prepared for the game because we have had such a good session in Ethiopia where we covered a lot of ground. I think as players and as a team, we are ready for Saturday,” the midfielder further said.Partey will be among the star names for the game including Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey, Christian Atsu of Newcastle and Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah.Head coach Kwesi Appiah has named a transformed squad with a number of players left out including legend Abedi Pele’s sons Andre and Jordan Ayew as well as captain Asamoah Gyan. Partey is expected to take over the captainship in Gyan’s absence.The midfielder reckons that the team is well blended and expects no problem with the absence of the stars.Ghana and Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Most of them are doing well in their clubs and have brought in a lot of talent and some different things to the team. We have won all our past matches and I think as a team we are doing okay,” the midfielder opined.A familiar face that will be in the Ghanaian team to play Harambee Stars is right back Harrison Afful who currently plies his trade in the USA> The defender was part of the Esperance squad that played against Gor Mahia in the 2014 CAF Champions League when they beat K’Ogalo 8-2 on aggregate.Kenya deputy captain David Owino was in Gor’s defense during that season.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

My Donegal with well-known Letterkenny man Jim Houston

first_imgOne of the most well known senior citizens in Letterkenny Jim Houston was in an accident before Christmas at the top of the Church Lane, a street that he has spent most of his life living on. Thankfully he is home from hospital now and recovering well out his sister Olive James home in Ballymacool.Where were you born?I was born in the Port Road in Mc Kinney’s Old house where Oatfield Sweets where first made. We lived in that house before Patrick Tinney bought it. What is your fondest childhood memory?I loved heading down to Larkin’s Bakery with my father Denis who was a shop owner as well as a bread man he delivered bread for Larkins bakery. We would load the van early and head out to deliver around the houses.What are your memories of your shop?Our shop, Houston’s was a busy shop on the main street In Letterkenny at the foot of the Church Lane. We lived upstairs above the shop. We also had a shop at the side which we also owned and rented it out to Jim Foody where he started his business the Prefect Tailors. That same shop was also rented by Neil T. Blaney T.D. where he launched his successful election runs for Europe and the Dail. Above that shop was where O’Leary the dentist was based. Thats our Olive when she was a girl heading down the Main St. In Letterkenny on the right. In them days there was plenty of room for cars and people now there none with all the new street footpaths and trees and arches.What is your favourite food?Everything, I’ll eat anything that won’t eat me, I don’t like curry though.What is your favourite song?Adeste Fideles is my favourite song ( O Come all ye faithful) love it especially around Christmas.What was your proudest moment? I Was so proud to raise over €3,500 at my 80th birthday and give it to a great cause like Mary’s Meals that do some great work in the communityWhere did you work when you were young?I worked for Alexander McKay who were wholesale agents based at the Market Square for years, I really enjoyed it.Jim Houston with his sister Olive James enjoying a yarn on Boxing Day at her home in Ballymacool. Photo Brian McDaidWhere are the destinations you have visited? I love going over to see my family who live in England and also made a lot of pilgrimages to Lourdes. On the second Wednesday of every month I still go down to Ards with the Third Order of St. Francis. There were loads going down years ago from Letterkenny, now they’re not so many. What do you like most about Letterkenny?St. Eunans Cathedral is my favourite place, I go up before seven every morning and give them a hand to open the gates and get ready for eight mass. Then I also go up to ten mass as well.I give them a hand if they need it and I close the gates every night.What do you not like about Letterkenny?I once liked Letterkenny Main St. But I think they made it far to narrow, I have seen the Fire Brigade and the Ambulance getting stuck in the traffic one night. That’s our Olive in the old picture when she was a girl heading down the Main Street in Letterkenny on the right. In them days there was plenty of room for cars and people but now there’s none with all the new street footpaths and trees and arches.If you were given a magic wand and was granted one wish what would you wish for?I have a memory of my grandfather James Houston who I am named after who was also a bread man in his day. He delivered the bread by horse and cart. I can still see a photo we once had of his bread cart and horse in those days in my mind but don’t know where that photo is now, I would love if that photo would appear, just by magic!(Jim was in conversation with Brian McDaid.)Houston’s Shop on the Main St. In Letterkenny. With the family residents above it , to the left , the shop was rented out to Jim Foody where her started his business the Prefect Tailors. That same offices was also rented by Neil T. Blaney T.D. where he launched his successful election camp again for Europe and the Dail , Above the shop was where O’Leary the Dentist was based.My Donegal with well-known Letterkenny man Jim Houston was last modified: December 29th, 2017 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:Jim HoustonletterkennyMY DONEGALlast_img read more

West Ham fans react with fury to Declan Rice contract offer

first_imgWest Ham United could face a battle to keep wonderkid Declan Rice after the club offered him a paltry new contract.The player, who can play at centre-back or in midfield, was a breakout star last term, making 31 appearances and impressing supporters with a number of mature displays.At just 19, he’s proving he’s not just one for the future but a key player right now, however, in contract talks with the club he was offered just £8,000, report the Daily Mail.It’s an improvement on his current £3,000-a-week deal but well short of what a number of underperforming Hammers stars are on at the London Stadium.Already a Republic of Ireland international, Rice thrilled national team boss Martin O’Neill with what he described as an ‘exceptional’ display in midfield against the United States of America.And West Ham supporters on Twitter are fuming the future of the starlet is being put at risk by such an opening offer. You can see what they said below… 1 Declan Rice celebrates during West Ham’s League Cup win over Tottenham last_img read more


first_imgA young man has appeared in court after a Garda drugs operation in Lifford last night.Ben Quinn appeared in court today on drugs offenses. Pic copyright North West Newspix.Ben Quinn appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with three drugs-related offences. Quinn, of Drumleen, Lifford was arrested by Gardai at Lifford Bridge last night.There were further searches of an address at Rosgier, Lifford.The unemployed 23 year old appeared in handcuffs and wearing a tracksuit.He is charged with possession of cannabis and also having cannabis for sale or supply.Garda Derek Connaughton of the Garda Drugs Unit told the court that he was not objecting to bail but it had to be under certain conditions.He asked that Quinn should surrender his passport as he is considered a flight risk and has connections on both sides of the border.He also has to sign on daily at his local Garda station and observe a daily curfew between 9pm and 8am.His father appeared in court with the accused and handed in an independent cash surety of €3,000.FATHER PAYS €3,000 TO BAIL SON OUT ON DRUGS CHARGES was last modified: July 21st, 2014 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:bailBen QuinndonegaldrugsLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

Round-up: Jose on Liverpool and Anfield, young Stones could play against Everton, Defoe backed, Remy boost

first_imgCosta will get some time offChelsea plan to give Diego Costa a complete rest during the international break after he was left out of the Spain squad for matches against Belarus and Germany.Blues boss Jose Mourinho has insisted he had no influence over the omission following the striker’s recent hamstring problems, but welcomed the news and revealed that Costa will do “nothing” for a few days as part of his recuperation.Mourinho has Loic Remy back in his squad for Saturday’s game against Liverpool and has insisted that his players will not be affected by the Anfield atmosphere.Chelsea are 6/5 to win the game with BetVictor, QPR are 13/2 outsiders against Manchester City, while Brentford are 3/1 to win at Millwall and Fulham are 23/20 to get back to winning ways against Huddersfield.Rangers expect to sign DefoeMeanwhile, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has backed Jermain Defoe ahead of his expected move to Loftus Road, insisting the 32-year-old striker would still score goals in the Premier League.There continues to be plenty of speculation about Defoe. The Daily Mirror, who previously claimed Redknapp needed to convince chairman Tony Fernandes to sanction the deal, today reported that the issue has caused a boardroom split because Fernandes is a huge fan of the player but others at the club are less keen.In other news, Wealdstone could face Everton in the third round of the FA Youth Cup. The young Stones must first overcome Stevenage.Holders Chelsea will travel to Leeds United, QPR to Birmingham, Brentford to Hull, while Fulham will be away to one of Crewe, Abbey Hey or York City.And in cricket, Sam Robson has signed a one-year extension to his Middlesex contract.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more