Bahamas police seize nearly $1 million in drugs

first_imgPolice recovered nearly $1 million worth of marijuana on Thursday during an early morning drug bust. Photo: Tony Grant Jr NASSAU, Bahamas — Police in The Bahamas hauled in nearly $1 million worth of marijuana on Thursday during an early morning drug bust that ended when one of the suspects was injured during a shoot-out with officers.Police said they recovered 954 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $954,000. Officers intercepted a go-fast boat, off the coast of Andros shortly after midnight, police said.Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Commander Superintendent Robert Sherman-Young told reporters that the suspect who was shot had to be transported to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was detained in stable condition. He was one of four Bahamians traveling on the vessel.Meanwhile, police escorted the remaining three suspects and their boat, which was stuffed with the drugs, to the Police Marine Harbour on Bay Street. They arrived sometime around noon.The suspects were taken into custody while the drugs were processed by DEU agents.According to Sherman-Young, police found more than 120 packages of marijuana on the boat.As officers offloaded the drugs, Sherman-Young noted that it was one of the biggest busts all year.He said police received information about the boat shortly after midnight and immediately launched into action.“The US Coast Guard and DEA helicopters were dispatched and they were able to locate the vessel,” he said. “And as a result we launched vessels from Nassau, the defence force vessel and the police nortech vessel. Both vessels intercepted the boat in the Tongue of Ocean in the area of Andros around 12:30 a.m.”He said the suspects attempted to evade capture and shot at the police in a bid to escape.The police returned fire, hitting one of the men in his arm and also hitting one of the engines on the vessel.Police believe the men were transporting the drugs from Jamaica.This latest bust came one month after officers from DEU were involved in a high-speed car chase that ended with the suspect’s truck crashing into a wall and the seizure of 500 pounds of marijuana.The drugs are worth $500,000 on the streets.Just days before that bust, police in Grand Bahama netted approximately $1.2 million worth of cocaine in a shipping container which they said originated in Peru and was destined for Toronto, Canada. Police found two large duffle bags containing taped square packages they suspected to be cocaine inside the container.By Krystel RolleNassau Guardian Staff Reporter Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Bahamas police seize nearly $1 million in drugs by: – September 19, 2011 24 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Florida Woman Facing Charges for Putting Porn in Easter Eggs

first_imgEaster eggs typically bring joy, especially to children.However, one Florida woman had quite a different idea for their use.The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested 42-year-old Abril Cestoni on 11 counts of distributing obscene material.According to deputies, she put pornographic images in the Easter eggs, drove around town and placed them in peoples’ mailboxes.In addition, the eggs contained non-threatening references to local churches and county buildings.Courtesy: Flagler County Sheriff’s Office/FacebookOne homeowner said he found a fish cracker, a sheet of toilet paper, powdered drink mix, and a crumpled up piece of paper containing pornographic images in one of the eggs, the sheriff’s office reports.Cestoni told deputies that said she did it to educate people. Authorities also found a bag full of pornographic material in her car.“Our team did a great job in tracking this deranged offender down and taking her into custody,” says Sheriff Rick Staly. “Thankfully she did not appear to be sick with COVID-19 symptoms, but she certainly needs some help.”Abril Cestoni is also facing charges for driving without a driver’s license and violating an executive order banning non-essential travel during a state of emergency.last_img read more

Intercity play begins this week

first_imgby Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice went into week one of the regular season with, perhaps, the biggest challenge of all the teams in the city—playing defending WPIAL Class AAA champs Central Valley in their house on Sept 2.It looked as though the Warriors had met their match, as Allderdice (0-1) held them to only a 7-0 halftime lead, but their 29-point third quarter blew the game open.Despite the Dragons’ 13 unanswered—and only points—they fell to Central Valley, 36-13, in a game that had a game-time temperature that exceeded 90 degrees.“By the time the second half came, it had felt like I had just gotten out of the shower,” Allderdice coach Jim Haslett said. “I had to pull (star lineman) Tyrique (Jarrett) from the game due to a lack of hydration. It looked like he’d lost 15 pounds, just in that first half.”Jarrett, a senior who plays on both sides of the ball, had just verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh prior to the game.The Dragons’ two scores came on a one yard run by newly installed starting quarterback Braden Hoffer and an 84-yard fumble recovery by Alfred Diggs in the final stanza.“I told our guys going into the game that they have to bring their A-game,” Central Valley coach Mark Lyons said. “That’s one thing we have to get used to, because we now have what everyone wants right now. (Allderdice) came in with a lot of swagger, so you have to give them credit.”Other news:USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, Obama) 20, Summit Academy 6: On Sept. 3, U.S.O recorded its first win in school history. Senior Dante Forte was involved on all three of their scores as he returned an interception 33 yards, hooked up with Myles Catlin on a 13-yard pass for a score, and crossed the goal line from 23 away on a run.Westinghouse 36, Bentworth 23: The three times Bulldogs tailback Soloman Winton touched the ball, it went for a score. He totaled 120 yards for the game and crossed the end zone on runs of 17, 46, and 52 yards. Quarterback Ronald Brown also hooked up with Dontae Jones on a 73-yard touchdown pass in the first half.North Hills 35, Perry 13: Senior quarterback Darelle Carson finished 12 of 19 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns on Sept 2. He connected with Dante Marcus for 33 yards and Antwan Collier from 10 for the only scores of the game for the Commodores.Schedule (Week 2):Brashear vs. USO, Thursday 6 p.m. Sept. 8.Allderdice vs. Oliver, Friday 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9.Carrick vs. Perry, Friday 7 p.m. Sept. 9.Langley at Theodore Roosevelt, DC Friday 7 p.m. Sept. 9.Westinghouse at Linsly, WV Saturday 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10.(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com.) (Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

Glenn Harsh, June 25

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are Y-DROPping our second pass of nitrogen on the corn and we are moving along in between rainstorms. Luckily a couple of farms up north didn’t get quite as much rain, but at the home farm we got 3.5 inches over 3 days and then we got another tenth after that. It depends where you are as to how wet it is.We have a moderately high clearance rig but in some spots this corn is 6.5 or 7 feet tall and it is definitely pushing us. I was able to get out yesterday and go through a couple of those fields pushing the height for our rig.We are still tissue sampling and that looks pretty good. There are no major deficiencies. In some fields hit by those big rains w are seeing a little N loss in those fields and sulfur sometimes goes with that.There are going to be some holes in some soybeans from this last set of rains. I am seeing that around the neighborhood too. It depends on which rain cell you got under. You have to really watch your fields.It is definitely getting on the late side to replant some of those areas, but if you can get 30 bushels to the acre instead of zero there is some value there. It really depends on those rains this week and whether you are able to get into those spots. If we go another week, the chances are better for 20 bushels instead of 30 and you have to think about those green spots you’ll have to combine around next fall. Next week is a tougher replanting decision.You can go around and see those fields that were maybe worked one time and find that density layer with a soil probe. On these no-till fields with cover crops you don’t find that layer and that definitely helps with water infiltration and with more organic matter it can hold more water too.Our corn looks pretty good and the weed control is good. With soybeans there are a lot of fields that still need that post-emergent pass. Because of the rain and some wind people haven’t been able to get back out in the fields. There are still a lot of fields with foxtail or some of the pigweed species. It is time to get back into some of those bean fields.last_img read more

Former Middlesex and England wicket-keeper John Murray dies

first_imgJohn Murray, the former Middlesex and England wicket-keeper has died at the age of 83. Murray played 21 Tests for England between 1961 and 1967.Murray was taken ill at Lord’s shortly after Middlesex’s win over Warwickshire in the county championship match on Tuesday.He was widely regarded as one of the finest wicketkeeper-batsman the country has produced.”He is undoubtedly the finest wicketkeeper in the history of the Club and would be one of the first names on any team sheet when picking an all-time Middlesex XI,” Middlesex president John Emburey said in a statement.”He was a Middlesex man through and through and he continued to serve the club magnificently after retirement as a committee man, confidant and, most of all, supporter.”In many ways, it was fitting that his last day was spent at Lord’s enjoying a Middlesex victory.Murray played more than 650 times for Middlesex, scoring 17,519 runs during a 24-year career.His record of 1,527 dismissals in first-class cricket is second on the all-time list behind Bob Taylor (1,649).(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP looking to return stolen property to owners

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are looking to return stolen property to its rightful owners.According to RCMP, on February 5, 2019, they recovered a stolen pickup truck. Located in the truck were some pieces of property that were also believed to have been stolen.Recovered items include: a Cellebrite machine,a cordless framing nailer,a Garmin GPS, anda chop saw.If you believe that any of these items are yours, you can attend the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 10648 100th Street.Owners will need to provide the file number (2019-1022) and provide any means you have to identify that the item as yours such as serial numbers, brand name and colour along with any other possible unique markings.last_img read more

AAP presents report card of MP Meenakshi Lekhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The AAP on Friday presented a report card for New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, where the party claimed that she has not done any work and deceived people. During the past five years Lekhi did not utter a word on either demonetisation, GST or sealing in Delhi. In a statement the party said, “She did speak in Parliament about Delhi students and admitted that our students do not get admission in Delhi University colleges. But it was her govt at the Centre. Can she tell the people of Delhi what has been done to address this serious issue?” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe party added that being a New Delhi MP, in 2014 she was appointed to head NDMC meetings, even there all promises made to the people turned out to be imaginary. The AAP on Friday also did a door-to-door campaign at the New Delhi constituency with the AAP candidate Brajesh Goyal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain. With talking to people the leaders explained the need of the full statehood and the party focus on the demand. The leaders also talked about the problems in higher education, job and woman safety. The leaders also met the shopkeepers in the New Delhi are which is a business centre and also suffered from the sealing issue/ The leaders explained that if Delhi gets full statehood then CM Arvind Kejriwal promised that within 24-hours sealing will be stopped.last_img read more

Rape victim complains of new delay in Tunisia police trial

first_imgTUNIS – A woman who accused Tunisian policemen of raping her more than a year ago complained Monday that the trial has been repeatedly delayed, saying she cannot sleep at night.The trial opened last year but has been bogged down by repeated delays.“I can’t wait any longer. Why do they push (the trial) back every time? I don’t sleep at night. It’s causing me huge suffering,” the young woman, known by the pseudonym Meriem Ben Mohamed, told AFP. Three police officers have been held in custody in connection with the case, two of them, Chawki Ben Ammar and Walid Feriani, on rape charges and the third on charges of extortion.Police say they found the woman and her boyfriend having sex in their car in a Tunis suburb in September 2012.The prosecution claims they then took the woman to a police car, where two of them raped her, while the third policeman allegedly tried to extort money from her fiance at a bank cashpoint.The latest delay was caused by the absence of one of the policemen, Ben Ammar, because of poor health, lawyers for Ben Mohamed said after a brief closed hearing.The case was adjourned until February 13.“The trial is a grave injustice for this young woman because she is forced to defend and to justify herself,” her lawyer, Martin Pradel, said after Monday’s adjournment.last_img read more

The Dodgers Best Bats Heat Up At Just The Right Time

WORLD SERIES GM. 4 RAA -7.1+2.5 Sources: ESPN Stats & Information Group, Fangraphs PLAYERPOSREG. SEASON WOBABEFORE 7TH INN.7TH+ INN. Cody Bellinger1B.396-3.5+1.6 Justin Turner3B.411-1.2+0.0 Andre EthierRF.326+0.00.0 The Dodgers’ best bats showed up late in Game 4Weighted on-base average (wOBA) and batting runs above average (RAA) for Los Angeles hitters in 2017 regular season and World Series Enrique HernandezCF.320+0.4-0.5 Yasmani GrandalC.336-0.80.0 Austin BarnesC.396-1.6-0.5 Charlie CulbersonSS.237+1.30.0 Logan Forsythe2B.313-0.7+1.0 Chris TaylorLF.373+0.5-0.3 Joc PedersonLF.331+1.3+1.3 Total The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t buy a run, and their World Series chances were slipping away. After scoring six times off the Houston Astros but coming up short in a crazy, back-and-forth Game 2, they mustered three relatively low-leverage runs in Game 31None of those scores ever brought them any closer than within two runs of the Astros. and were shut out for the first six innings of Game 4. A loss here would have dropped LA’s World Series odds to around 20 percent, if history was any guide, and left this 104-win juggernaut staring at another postseason disappointment.But finally, after waiting most of the series for their bats to heat up, the Dodgers got what they were looking for late Saturday night. Cody Bellinger, who’d gone 0-for-13 in the World Series before the seventh inning of Game 4, delivered a double, then came around to score the tying run on a Logan Forsythe single. Two innings later, Corey Seager, who’d been hitless since Game 2, got on base with a single and scored on another Bellinger double, giving LA a lead it would never relinquish. (Joc Pederson’s three-run insurance homer four batters later also helped.) Suddenly, instead of falling into a 3-1 hole, the Dodgers knotted up the series at two games apiece and are back to being championship favorites again.Before Game 4’s assault on the Astros’ bullpen, the Dodgers as a team had produced 7.1 fewer runs than average in the series based on their weighted on-base average (wOBA),2Using the formula and constants provided at FanGraphs.com. including a collective 6.5 runs below average from the team’s four best hitters during the regular season by wOBA — Bellinger, Seager, Justin Turner and Austin Barnes. But all four batters played a role in LA’s late-innings scoring outburst, during which they collectively produced 1.6 runs above average (to go with 0.9 runs above average from their teammates): Corey SeagerSS.374-0.2+0.5 Yasiel PuigRF.360-1.2-0.5 Chase Utley2B.325-1.40.0 It’s impossible to say whether the Dodgers’ well-timed turnaround at the plate will kick-start their offense over the rest of the series. But they’d definitely been hitting below their talents up to that point — with a wOBA 94 points below their regular-season average — so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Bellinger and company’s late-game performance be part of a positive regression to the mean going forward.As for the Astros, Game 4 was an enormous missed opportunity. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton pitched extremely well — he had a Game Score of 76, tied for seventh-best ever among World Series starters in a game the team ultimately lost — and it was looking like he’d steal Houston a crucial second series win in a game not started by team co-aces Justin Verlander or Dallas Keuchel. Leading up to the World Series, Houston was 5-1 in playoff games started by Verlander/Keuchel but 2-3 in all other games, so getting a pair of wins from Morton and Game 3 starter Lance McCullers would have been a major coup for the Astros at this point in the series.Instead, Houston is left wondering how a bullpen that had outpitched Los Angeles’s early in the series managed to blow such a winnable home contest. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, Astros closer Ken Giles has now allowed as many earned runs (10) in 7⅔ postseason innings as he did in 50⅔ innings during his last 50 appearances of the regular season, and the Houston bullpen as a whole now has a 5.21 ERA during the playoffs — nearly two runs worse than their starters per nine innings.The Astros aren’t doomed, of course. The series is basically a toss-up now, a de facto best-of-three affair that will see them face the Dodgers’ best pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) at home and also be able to use their own top starter (Verlander) to neutralize LA’s home-field advantage in Game 6. But in a flash, the Dodgers’ cold bats warmed up and saved their season, turning what would have been a commanding Houston lead into a series either team can now win.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 2017, 11 a.m.): A previous version of this article mischaracterized the regular-season stats of Ken Giles. His 10 regular-season earned runs allowed came in his last 50 appearances of the season, not the entire season.CORRECTION (Oct. 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.): A previous version of this article said Los Angeles scored seven times in Game 2. The Dodgers scored six times. read more

Gerrard wants the players to adapt to his style

first_imgSteven Gerrard was appointed as the new Rangers Glasgow coach and he insisted that he won’t hesitate to get rid of players that won’t be willing to follow his philosophy and do everything to adapt to it.The former England international and Champions League winner claimed that he will use the first days to evaluate the passion and willingness of the players to adapt to his style and then he will decide how to transform the squad.The Reds legend spoke about his new job as he said, according to Sky Sports:ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“I can’t have that. That’s got to stop. That’s got to stop now. I’ll work out quickly who fancies this challenge and who wants to come with me.”“If there are people who don’t fancy it and want to be somewhere else and don’t fancy adapting to what we demand, good luck to them.” “If you are not a hungry footballer, you shouldn’t be at Rangers. Simple as that.”last_img read more