Man jailed, fined for narco trafficking

first_img… says unemployment pushed him into drug tradeA resident of Grove, East Bank Demerara, was jailed for three years and fined $30,000 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Nigel Sookra, who was unrepresented, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Sookra admitted that on November 24, 2016, at Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he had in his possession 23.5 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to Police Prosecutor Kevin London, a group of Police on patrol observed Sookra acting in a suspicious manner, and as such, they stopped him and conducted a search on his person. During the search, 17 transparent Ziploc bags with the illegal substance were unearthed in one of his pockets.In mitigation during his court appearance, Sookra told the court that he was not finding any jobs and decided to “take a chance” since he has two children to maintain.last_img read more

Albania stun Portugal, Germany win

first_img0Shares0000lbaniaPARIS, September 8 – Albania pulled off a major shock by downing Portugal as world champions Germany denied battling Scotland and minnows Gibraltar were demolished by Poland in the opening salvos of Euro 2016 qualifying on Sunday.Portugal, first round casualties at the World Cup, were sorely missing their skipper Cristiano Ronaldo but despite the Real Madrid star’s absence the 1-0 loss to a team ranked 71st in the world was a major embarrassment for Paulo Bento’s side. Albania, who have failed to qualify for a European Championships in half a century, humbled the mighty Portuguese in their own back yard.Slavia Prague forward Bekim Balaj struck the killer blow shortly after the restart, with the home side walking off the pitch in Aveiro at the final whistle to boos from their supporters.“It’s a really bad result,” conceded Portugal striker Nani.“We’ve started qualifyng badly, now we have to pick ourselves up. We have to improve.”Down on Portugal’s Algarve coast, minnows Gibraltar were given a lesson on their introduction to competitive internationals as a UEFA member by Poland as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored four times in a 7-0 romp.In Dortmund, Germany, beaten last week in a friendly by Argentina, got their qualifying campaign up and running with a 2-1 defeat of a spirited Scotland.A goal in each half from Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Mueller ensured they won their first competitive fixture since the World Cup.Scotland were rewarded for a positive second-half approach when winger Ikechi Anya raced clear to equalise on 66 minutes.But the visitors failed to clear a corner four minutes later and Mueller capitalised to thump home his 24th international goal.– Miserable note –Mueller’s winner denied Gordon Strachan’s side what would have been a precious point in a group that also includes the Republic of Ireland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar.Scotland were unable to fashion a second equaliser and the night ended on a miserable note when Mulgrew was sent off for dissent in stoppage time.The result means Germany have now gone 33 World Cup and European Championship qualifying games without defeat.German manager Joachim Loew, who revealed Marco Reus had picked up another ankle injury, was relieved his side had survived an uncomfortable second half.“I’m really happy that we got the three points,” Loew said.“Clearly I knew it would be tough. In the first half we had complete control of the game. We didn’t give them any chances and we created a lot ourselves.“We lost control of the game a little bit in the second half. Scotland scored but we reacted well.”Everton winger Aiden McGeady got the Republic of Ireland’s Euro bid off to a flying start with a 2-1 win over Georgia in Tbilisi.Manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane’s first competitive game in charge appeared to be heading for a draw, after Tornike Okriashvili cancelled out McGeady’s 24th minute opener.But McGeady bagged a crucial three points away from home with a magical 90th minute winner, curling home a precious winner.Captain Robbie Keane lauded McGeady’s skill.“If you score a goal like that, you deserve to win the game. If anyone else did that, the top players in the world, you would be talking about it for a long time.“The turn, the touch, the finish – only he could do that. No-one else on that field would have been able to do that.”O’Neill suggested there was better to come from his men.“I think there’s improvement in the team – we’ve won away from home, which is terrific – but there’s definitely improvement in the team.”Next month O’Neill’s men face Gibraltar and Germany.Northern Ireland also came out of the blocks brightly – Kyle Lafferty and Niall McGinn providing the late goals for a 2-1 win over Hungary in Budapest.Michael O’Neill’s side’s hopes of registering a first away success in four years looked unlikely when former Watford striker Tamas Priskin headed home a 74th-minute corner.But with 10 minutes remaining, McGinn’s tap-in after a great run from Lafferty put the visitors back in the game.Then on 87 minutes McGinn turned provider who managed to scramble the ball over the line.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool outcast Moreno launches verbal attack on Klopp

first_img Moreno in action during Liverpool’s Champions League match at home to Red Star Belgrade in October 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED 2 RANKED shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Moreno, 26, who was a regular starter when Brendan Rodgers was in charge of the club, joined Liverpool for £12million from Sevilla in 2014.But Klopp appears to not be as big a fan of the defender and Moreno has effectively been frozen out of the team following the emergence of Andy Robertson in the second half of last season with the Scot establishing himself as one of the Premier League’s best full-backs.And Moreno admitted to being frustrated with life under Klopp, arguing he hasn’t been given enough chances after recovering from an ankle injury sustained last December.Moreno, whose contract at Liverpool expires in June 2019, told Cadena Ser (translated via Football Espana): “I do not feel good, that is the truth. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star center_img REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade gameday cracker huge blow “I hurt myself giving everything for this team and I think that when I came back from injury, I deserved an opportunity.“The situation is normal for a lot of players but simply I did not like the way he [Jurgen Klopp] has treated me, you can say that.“Moving back to Spain is something I have thought about, I am tired of the cold here but I do not know about interests from other clubs.“I am in my fifth year here, there is no agreement on a renewal and in January I am free to listen to any offer.”Despite Moreno’s absence for large parts of the season, Liverpool find themselves top of the Premier League – six points ahead of second-placed Tottenham and seven points ahead of reigning champions Manchester City who are third. REVEALED Liverpool outcast Alberto Moreno has claimed he is not happy with the way Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has treated him and suggested he is looking for a move away from Anfield.The left-back has become something of a forgotten man at the club having only played in two Premier League games this season. Latest Liverpool FC News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Moreno’s relationship with Klopp appears to have broken downlast_img read more