Mother of 2 remanded

first_imgA 40-year-old mother of two, who resides at Lot 436 Cowis Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.It is alleged that on Friday, September 16, 2016, at Lot 4 Cowis Street, Alexis Phillips had in her possession 51.350 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Alexis PhillipsIt is further alleged that on the same day, Phillips had in her possession a .38 revolver and two matching rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.Phillips pleaded not guilty to the charges.Attorney Mark Waldron, who represented the defendant, made an application for disclosure of statements.The defendant was placed on remand. She will return to court on October 4, 2016 for report.last_img read more

Deadly clash with Taliban erupts

first_imgKANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Afghan and NATO troops used rockets, planes and artillery in rolling battles with Taliban insurgents this weekend in Afghanistan’s volatile south, leaving 71 militants and five Afghan soldiers dead in one of the bloodiest clashes since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. A British soldier was killed in a separate attack. The fierce fighting began late Saturday and continued into Sunday after the Taliban attacked a police convoy in Kandahar’s Panjwayi district, said Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi, the district government chief. In the neighboring southern province of Helmand, a separate clash Sunday with insurgents left one British soldier dead and three others wounded, Britain’s Defense Ministry said. The death brought to 20 the number of British soldiers killed since they deployed to Afghanistan in November 2001. Militants also ambushed a police patrol in the western province of Farah, sparking a gunbattle that left one officer and two attackers dead, a regional governor said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAfghanistan’s southern provinces are bearing the brunt of the worst bout of violence since U.S.-led forces toppled the hard-line Taliban regime. Taliban holdouts and allied extremists have stepped up attacks in a bid to undermine the American-backed government of President Hamid Karzai. In Panjwayi, NATO troops used artillery and aircraft to inflict “heavy casualties against Taliban fighters,” an alliance statement said. “It was a sizable engagement,” said Toby Jackman, a NATO force spokesman. He called the clash part of an ongoing operation “to extend security” along the 260-mile highway between Kabul and Kandahar. The bodies of 71 slain militants were found in three locations, scattered through orchards alongside their weapons, Sarhadi said. “The police are still searching for more dead bodies of Taliban,” he said. 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

Revealed: The top 100 FIFA 18 player ratings from 20–11

first_img 11. David de Gea (Man United) – 90 – He makes extraordinary saves and is one of the most important players in the Manchester United team. 10 15. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 89 – Strikers love playing with De Bruyne in their team given the player loves setting up goals. 10 14. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – 89 – He is Arsenal’s best player and last season was moved from a wide position to a central role. His dribbling is superb and his pace devastating. 10 12. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – 89 – Modric is one of the best in the game and there’s a reason he was awarded the Champions League midfielder of the season last term. 10 17. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – 89 – His pace is 94 and with good reason. Bale is one of the fastest players in the world and has the technique and goal scoring to match. 10 16. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – 89 – He’s a rock at the heart of Juventus’ defence and a very imposing presence. As the release of FIFA 18 draws closer, EA Sports are teasing us by slowly revealing their top 100 rated players.These are obviously the best of the best and so far we have seen 100-81, as well as those rated between 80-61, 60-41, 40-31 and 30-21. Here, looks at the players from 20-11 beginning with Antoine Griezmann.Do you agree with these ratings? 20. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – 88 – Griezmann’s finishing is excellent, his dribbling is superb and his speed have all contributed to his standing in the game. No wonder Manchester United are reportedly prepared to pay big for him. 10 10 10 13. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) – 89 – He may be 39, but Buffon is still among the best goalkeepers in the world. His positioning is fantastic, as is his handling, while he is a calming influence on the pitch. And he’s a handsome devil to boot. 19. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) – 89 – His handling is 91 and reflexes have an 88 rating – Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers around. 18. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 89 – Aguero is one of football’s great goal scorers and since joining City he has scored 124 Premier League goals in 185 games. 10 10last_img read more

Donegal play centre closed due to spiralling insurance costs, Dáil hears

first_imgBusinesses in Donegal and across Ireland are under pressure to stay open due to a sharp rise in insurance costs, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty told Dáil Éireann today.The Sinn Féin deputy described how a soft play centre in Inishowen was forced to close recently due to a spike in insurance premiums.Other businesses in the same sector have been hit with increases of 160% and 540%, he said. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, Deputy Doherty slammed the Taoiseach and Minister of State Michael D’arcy over the government’s failure to take action to help tackle the growing problem of rising insurance costs.Outlining how rising insurance costs are impacting on businesses, Deputy Doherty said:“Yesterday morning Taoiseach, we had Minister D’arcy on the radio trying to explain the huge increases that are being experienced by children’s soft play centres and other businesses and he spoke about whiplash which, as far as I know, isn’t an issue for play centres.“He then used the excuse that some members of the judiciary are awarding – and I quote – ‘Bananas, off the wall amounts’, maybe the Taoiseach can advise us if he agrees with the Minister in that the judiciary are to blame? “We have a serious problem here, and in the case of soft play areas specifically. In Donegal, my own constituency, one business’s premium has gone up from €2,500 in 2017 to €6,500 in 2018 – a 160 per cent increase without a claim.“Another business, again a soft play centre, in Inishowen has actually closed down and they cited at the core of its decision to close high insurance costs.“A company in Meath went from a premium of €2,500 up to €16,000 within five years, again with no claim against it.”Deputy Doherty said the main problem affecting soft play businesses is a monopoly.He said: “There is no insurance company in Ireland that will quote these centres, there is only one insurer in Britain and yet the Working Group set up by Government to tackle these issues is simply failing. “The Minister is instead blaming the judiciary; he’s even blaming his own colleagues and the Department of Justice for blocking his plans.“The question that remains to be answered is when are we going to see some real action on this issue, such as the Garda Fraud Unit being used to tackle what is a serious problem and not just a blame game from the Minister?”Donegal play centre closed due to spiralling insurance costs, Dáil hears was last modified: February 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:insurancePearse Doherty TDsoft playlast_img read more

Project Fi Is Google’s Blueprint For The Future Of The Network

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology We knew it was coming, and now it’s here: Google Fi is the tech giant’s disruptive move into the wireless telecom market. Like many other Google projects before it, from Glass to Loon, it’s both experimental and innovative at the same time.See also: Google’s Latest (Potential) Disruption: Pay-Per-Gigabyte Wireless DataThe idea is simple: Sign up for Project Fi, and wherever you wander with your phone, it will automatically connect you to the fastest possible network. That could be a Google-approved public Wi-Fi spot; or it could be a 4G LTE link from one of its partners (Sprint and T-Mobile are on board to begin with).It’s a more advanced, more ambitious version of the cellular/Wi-Fi switching we’ve already seen from Sprint and T-Mobile, functionality that lets you seamlessly swap from one to the other. Google’s new service, promises to be more expansive than ever before.Project Fi goes beyond switching from Wi-Fi to cellular connections and back again, though. It also incorporates a truly cross-platform experience, where you can (for example) forget your phone at home and still make calls and texts from your work computer.Project Fi illustration (Source: Google)Google users can already get to their email, documents, photos and much more by logging into a Web browser, and Fi adds calls and texts to that mix, essentially putting the SIM card in the cloud. It’s a more modern version of Google Voice and from Google’s explainer site it looks like Hangouts is going to act as the backbone to it.From a company invested in ultra-high-speed broadband and connecting developing parts of the world, Project Fi makes a lot of sense: It’s about making sure smartphone users are on the fastest possible speeds, wherever they are, on whatever device.Pay-As-You-Go DataOne number lets you make and receive calls from multiple devices.That “wherever” part of the equation extends across the world as well. Fi users pay $20 a month for talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering and international coverage in 120+ countries, then it’s $10 per gigabyte of data.An extra $10 a month gets you 1GB of data, $20 gets you 2GB and so on. Any data you don’t use, you get a refund for—so if you pay for 2GB but only use 1GB, then Google will send you back $10 at the end of the month.Interested? Google is letting users request an invite from the Project Fi site, but at this stage you’re going to need a Nexus 6 to get involved. That’s partly because some advanced circuitry is required for switching between so many types of network across the world. At the same time, Google won’t want to spook the existing networks too much, and limiting the roll-out achieves that.Like the Nexus program and Google Fiber, Project Fi aims to set an example for others to follow. It’s one of those Google initiatives that makes a lot of sense for users in terms of convenience and ease-of-use, and now the onus is on the rest of the market to respond.It’s also concerned with breaking down the distinction between Wi-Fi and cellular data, a distinction we may not even recognize in five or ten years. The SIM card had a good run, but its time is coming to an end.Lead photo courtesy of Shutterstock; other images courtesy of Google david nield Tags:#Google#Google Wireless#mvno#Project Fi#wireless data What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more


first_imgWhen asked about the “criminal background” of hisWhen asked about the “criminal background” of his father, Abbas defended him saying “a lot of his enigma is media generated. You ask people here, who know our family well. Over 90 per cent feel Mukhtar is a good man. There is no bigger certificate than this”.The merger of Ansaris Qaumi Ekta Dal (QED) had stirred a controversy in the Samajwadi Party last year with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav bitterly opposing the move.Founder of Qaumi Ekta Dal, Mukhtar recently merged his party the BSP last month.Mukhtar has over 40 criminal cases against him, including those related to murder and kidnapping. He is also the prime accused in the 2005 murder of BJP legislator Krishnanand Rai, for which he is lodged in Agra jail.He is contesting on a BSP ticket from Mau Cantonment seat, which he won in 2012.Unlike Mukhtar, his convent-educated son has no criminal record.”Wherever I go, I get the blessing of people who throng to meet me. I want to serve them with devotion,” he said.Abbas, who had achieved his biggest feat with a shotgun, says he fired his first shot at a national competition in 2011 and established himself as one the worlds top 10 skeet shooters in subsequent world cups in Germany and Finland.But his sporting career went into tailspin after he met with a road accident in 2014.On his sporting career, Abbas said he still has his eyes set on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.advertisementOver four lakh voters in the Ghosi constituency include 75,000 Muslims and Dalits each, 70,000 from the upper caste, over 60,000 of backward Rajbhars and 45,000 backward Chauhan caste besides others.Abbas is banking heavily on Muslim-Dalit combination for his victory with the support of upper castes.BJP candidate Fagu Singh Chouhan is banking on core BJP votes besides his own Chauhan caste votes.Polling in Ghosi constituency, which has become high-profile and is hogging media limelight due to presence of Abbas, and his father in the adjacent Mau seat, will be held on March 4 in the penultimate round of UP polls. PTI ABN SMI ASVlast_img read more

Former England and Manchester United F.C. defender Rio Ferdinand seeks boxing career

first_imgFormer England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is looking to become a professional boxer.The 38-year-old Ferdinand will be trained by former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall who has worked with Britain’s Olympic team.”I have always had a passion for it and this challenge is the perfect opportunity to show people what’s possible,” Ferdinand said in a statement on Tuesday.”It’s a challenge I’m not taking lightly — clearly not everyone can become a professional boxer — but with the team of experts and the drive I have to succeed, anything is possible.”It’s happening…Cant wait to get started with the team @betfair have put together, @richiewoodhall and @meldeane ?? #DefenderToContender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 19, 2017Ferdinand retired from football in 2015 after a season at Queens Park Rangers, which he joined following 12 trophy-filled years at United.Former Sheffield United midfielder Curtis Woodhouse won the British light-welterweight title in 2012 after moving into the ring after his playing career ended.”My advice to Rio would be show the game the respect it deserves,” Woodhouse tweeted, flagging up the dangers of boxing. “This is no joke.”Ferdinand’s move into boxing is being funded by a betting company with a brand renowned for stunts. It was forced to apologize in Monday after offering odds on whether a dead coach — Ugo Ehiogu — would be hired as the next manager of second-tier team Birmingham.last_img read more

Henderson & Lallana could be available for Saints clash

first_imgPremier League Liverpool duo Henderson & Lallana could be available for Southampton clash Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 03:54 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) jordan henderson - cropped Getty Images Premier League Liverpool Liverpool v Southampton The England internationals may provide welcome returns for The Reds as the English top flight action returns this coming weekend Liverpool have received a potential double fitness boost ahead of the return to Premier League action after Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana took part in full training on Wednesday.Reds captain Henderson was unavailable for the 4-1 rout of West Ham before the international break with a thigh complaint, and was absent for England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil as a result.Fellow midfielder Lallana has not played since August after damaging his thigh, and has been working on an individual programme. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, both players were part of the team session on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Premier League encounter against Southampton to potentially bolster Jurgen Klopp’s options.Lallana 13/2 to score last v SaintsKlopp himself visited hospital on Wednesday after feeling unwell, with Liverpool stating the manager may need further medical check-ups. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 top scorers 2019-20

first_imgShare on Pinterest European club football Share on Twitter Pinterest Soccer Twitter Facebook Pinterest La Liga Share on LinkedIn Ligue 1 Topics Twitter Premier League Share via Emailcenter_img Premier League10 Jamie Vardy (Leicester)9 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)9 Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)8 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)7 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)6 Harry Kane (Tottenham)6 Sadio Mané (Liverpool)6 Teemu Pukki (Norwich)5 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)5 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)5 Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)La Liga8 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)7 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)7 Loren (Real Betis)6 Dani Parejo (Valencia)6 Luis Suárez (Barcelona)6 Lucas Pérez (Alavés)5 Karl Toko Ekambi (Villarreal)5 Maxi Gómez (Valencia)5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)5 Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe)5 Willian José (Real Sociedad) Bundesliga14 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)9 Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)6 Gonçalo Paciência (Frankfurt)6 Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Düsseldorf)5 Paco Alcácer (Dortmund)5 Nils Petersen (Freiburg)5 Amine Harit (Schalke)5 Marco Reus (Dortmund)5 Marcus Thuram (Mönchengladbach)5 Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen)5 Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg) Facebook Serie A13 Ciro Immobile (Lazio)9 Romelu Lukaku (Internazionale)8 Luis Muriel (Atalanta)7 Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) 6 Duván Zapata (Atalanta)5 Andrea Belotti (Torino)5 Edin Dzeko (Roma)5 Christian Kouamé (Genoa)5 Marco Mancosu (Lecce)5 Lautaro Martínez (Internazionale)5 Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli)5 João Pedro (Cagliari)5 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)5 João PedroLigue 19 Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco)8 Moussa Dembélé (Lyon)8 Habib Diallo (Metz)7 Memphis Depay (Lyon)7 Victor Osimhen (Lille)5 Darío Benedetto (Marseille)5 Kylian Mbappé (PSG)5 Islam Slimani (Monaco) Gerard Moreno (left) is leading La Liga’s scoring charts. Photograph: Soccrates Images/Getty Images Serie A Bundesliga Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski is breaking scoring records in a flying start to the season. Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP news Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Washington Is Without Star All-American vs. Ohio State

first_imgThe Rose Bowl game for Iowa vs. Stanford.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view of the exterior of the Rose Bowl before the 102nd Rose Bowl Game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 1, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)In the most-important game of the season for the Washington Huskies, one of the team’s best players is watching from the sideline as he nurses a hip injury.Washington is battling Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, but it’s doing so without All-American safety Taylor Rapp. His absence on the field is showing.Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins hit wide receiver Parris Campbell over the middle for a 12-yard touchdown. Campbell was wide open over the middle in what appeared to be a blown coverage by the Huskies defense.Brandon McKinney is making his first career start for Washington, which could explain the miscommunication with his teammates.All-American safety Taylor Rapp out with a hip injury. Brandon McKinney making his first career start.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) January 1, 2019Rapp was named a freshman All-American in 2016 and made the All-Pac-12 first team in 2017 and 2018. It’s a tough blow for the Huskies who are facing their toughest test of the season in the Buckeyes.Ohio State leads the contest 7-3 late in the first quarter.last_img read more