Kenwright: Rooney return possible

first_img Press Association Everton chairman Bill Kenwright believes it is possible that Wayne Rooney may one day want to return to Goodison Park to finish his career with the Toffees. When asked if he could see it happening one day, Kenwright told the BBC: “Yes. He comes back to Goodison. He’s an Evertonian and his family are. He is welcome to come back.” It was Kenwright who reluctantly agreed to sell Rooney to United 10 years ago when the Croxteth-born striker was 18 years old. Rooney left Goodison just two months after exploding onto the international stage at Euro 2004. He has since gone on to become England captain and is currently joint third on his country’s all-time goalscoring list with 44 strikes in 100 appearances. During his time at the Red Devils so far, Rooney has also racked up five Premier League titles, a Champions League triumph, two League Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup victory. Although Kenwright says he would be open to Rooney returning, he insisted the final decision would always be up to manager Roberto Martinez – who he hopes will be holding the reins at Goodison for the foreseeable future. “In all honesty, all I ever do is advise. I am not sidestepping the question. It is always going to be Roberto Martinez’s choice,” he added. The former Wigan boss has been a big hit with Evertonians since taking over from David Moyes last summer. He led the club to a fifth-place finish and a return to the Europa League last season as he added his signature Spanish flair to the strong foundations built by Moyes during his 11-year reign. Kenwright added: “Roberto is an extraordinary man. I would be thrilled if he wanted to commit for the length of time David did.” center_img Rooney, 29, came through the youth ranks at Everton, but left the blue half of Merseyside in 2004 to join Manchester United for £27million. At the time Rooney left Merseyside in acrimonious circumstances, with Everton fans angered by his decision to request a move, but in the decade since tensions have softened somewhat and Kenwright believes he could go back. last_img read more

Herbst learns from best, takes down competition

first_imgPinning an opponent — the ultimate way to end a wrestlingmatch — earns six points for the winner’s team. As the Wisconsin wrestling teamhas opened up its season with a 4-0 record in duals, one wrestler has scoredsix points in each of the squad’s four matches.His name is Dallas Herbst. Herbst, a redshirt junior fromWinneconne, Wis., has already scored 24 team points in the early stages of thisseason. In fact, of Herbst’s 13 victories thus far this season between dualsand invitationals, 10 have come via pin.”Pinning has alwaysbeen something I’ve liked to do,” Herbst said. “You know, get on with it andget it done with as fast as you can.”That way of thinking is why Herbst is a mere eight pins awayfrom taking over top billing on the all-time pins list at UW. The man he ischasing is no chump, though. He is Lee Kemp, a three-time NCAA champion hereand three-time world champion.”It’s cool to seehim be able to come in and do the stuff he’s been doing and already be close tobeating that pin record,” teammate and fellow classmate Kyle Massey said.”Coming in, we had a big recruiting class and his name wasn’t one of the bignames that came up. To have him be one of the stand-outs on our team is prettycool.”Kemp wrestled at UW from1974-78 and was an overtime away from being a four-time NCAA champ. He finishedhis career boasting an all-time record of 143-6-1 and is UW’s all-time pinsleader with 47. Now with Herbst in the picture, however, that record is ingreat danger of falling.Herbst credits hissummer training for his improved wrestling. He spent two weeks with Gene Mills —another wrestling legend, who won two NCAA championships with Syracuse duringthe late 1970s — to work on his techniques and  approach to the mat. It’s fitting since Millsalso happens to hold the NCAA career mark of 107 pins.”It definitely hasme thinking a lot during my matches,” Herbst says of what he’s learned thissummer. “A lot of times I’ll be doing something I’m used to and I’ll bethinking of what I learned this summer of what I should be doing differently.Whether it just means putting pressure somewhere else that I’m not used to thatwould help. I think it was definitely a good experience.”While Herbst hasbeen able to find success on the mat, Mills helped him become more conscious ofhow he acts as an enforcer and reacts on the mat. And he hopes it will get himover the hump after making an early exist at the NCAA Tournament the past twoyears.”I mean Gene Millswas a stud at pinning in college so using a lot of the same stuff I use. Soit’s definitely in the back of my head now that I should be doing this insteadof that, and I think for the most part it’s helped.”Herbst is no stranger to the success. While in high school,he was a two-time WIAA state champion, going a perfect 44-0 his senior year in2004. Herbst then came into UW with one of the top recruiting classes in thenation. Herbst, along with Massey, Zach Tanelli and Craig Henning to name afew, entered Wisconsin in the fall of 2004 with high hopes. Thus far, Henningthinks that Herbst has come a long way since day one.”He’s just beengreat, coming in, just getting the coaching that was here,” Henning said. “Thecoaching here is so much better than anything you’ll see in high school. He’sreally listened to everybody and he’s bought into everything. He’s also a guywho will pick stuff up wherever he can.”He’s not just goingto pick and choose certain people he’s going to learn from,” continued Henning.”He listens to everybody. He picks up stuff on his own just watching matchesand you can see it when he wrestles, he’s getting better in all positions andjust by picking stuff up and being around the sport.”While Herbst has wonover his teammates and coaches, he still has work to do. Despite falling oneround short of All-American the past two seasons, Herbst knows he can reach hisgoals — he just has to keep at it.”I came here withreally not a whole lot of expectations,” Herbst said. “I wanted to do well, butat the same time, you know, you’re a freshman so you’ve got all of those ‘whatifs.’ The last four years have been huge for me with my style — I mean I didn’tcome in as an offensive wrestler, and I think I’ve changed that.”I’m taking moreshots and just scoring from all aspects and not making it just one part of mywrestling that’s going to beat other guys,” Herbst said. “I’ve learned a lot sofar in my time here.”last_img read more

Watchlist: 3 storylines to watch before No. 10 Syracuse’s matchup with No. 7 Notre Dame

first_img Published on March 28, 2018 at 9:30 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse (4-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) downed then-No. 3 Duke, 15-14, on Saturday at Koskinen Stadium, bouncing back from its two-game skid. Jamie Trimboli scored with just more than a minute left to down the Blue Devils and give SU sole possession of first place in the ACC.On Saturday, the Orange will return to the Carrier Dome to host No. 7 Notre Dame (5-2, 1-0) at 5 p.m. The Fighting Irish enter the contest fresh off a 9-8 road win over Ohio State, giving head coach Kevin Corrigan the 300th win of his coaching career. The Orange average one goal more per game than the Fighting Irish, but UND’s defense ranks much higher (21st nationally) than SU’s (59th).Here are three storylines to watch out for heading into Saturday’s matchup.Age is just a number?The biggest difference between the Syracuse and Notre Dame offenses is experience. The Fighting Irish returns six of its top seven scorers from a year ago, losing only Sergio Perkovic to graduation. SU, on the other hand, returns two of its top five scorers and lost more than 50 percent of its point production.Still, the Orange ranks 27th in the country with 11.29 goals per game and boasts a more balanced offense than a season ago. Five players have eight-plus goals, and 18 players have at least one goal through seven games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I see a young team that’s getting better every time they play,” Corrigan said. “It’s really finding their way like they always do.”All season long, the young SU offense boasting just one starter who’s played in Desko’s system for two or more years has been inconsistent. There’s been a three-goal output against Albany and a seven-goal output against Johns Hopkins — both in the Carrier Dome. Then, there’s a 21-goal explosion against Binghamton and a 15-goal performance against Duke.SU has shown glimpses of its potential, but putting it all together has been the struggle.Notre Dame, meanwhile, has four scorers with 12-plus goals and ranks No. 40 in the country in scoring offense. SU has just one player — Brendan Bomberry — with 12-plus goals. Bryan Costabile leads the way for the Fighting Irish with 16 goals, but Ryder Garnsey and Brendan Gleason are tied for a team-high 19 points.Rounding out the four-headed monster of UND’s offense is Mikey Wynne, who is second on the Fighting Irish with 13 goals. However, similar to Syracuse’s offense, Notre Dame has yet to put it all together this year.The Fighting Irish has scored more than 12 goals once all season, and while the defense has helped make up for the struggles, the offense will likely need to score in double figures to pull away from a Syracuse team that has scored in double figures all but twice.“There are times where we’re really good and shown the ability to do a lot of different things,” Corrigan said. “But we haven’t done it all consistently.”X marks the spotDespite downing Duke last week, Syracuse was blown out at the faceoff X. Sophomore faceoff specialist Danny Varello finished 2-for-12 and only took one faceoff in the fourth quarter. If it weren’t for Nick Martin, who won five-straight faceoffs to end the game, the Orange could be looking at a different outcome. And that was against a Duke faceoff unit that ranked No. 52 in the country with a 43.6 percent success rate entering the matchup.On Saturday, Notre Dame will lean on senior faceoff specialist John Travisano Jr., who played limited minutes last year. He finished 2017 with a 47.3 percent success rate at the faceoff X and has improved mightily, winning 58.6 percent of faceoffs as the primary option.“We’re just trying to take each faceoff as it comes and really battle each side,” Corrigan said. “(Travisano) has done a great job of doing that and making the adjustments within the game that he needs to make and competing on every draw.”When Syracuse found success at the faceoff X against Virginia, head coach John Desko was using two long poles on the wings — normally Brett Kennedy, Austin Fusco or Jared Fernandez, who is now out for the year with injury.And while Syracuse did manage to walk away with a one-goal win over Duke despite going 12-for-32 at the faceoff X, giving the offense extra possessions could make the difference against a strong UND defense.Driver’s seat of the ACCWith Syracuse’s win over Duke last week, the Orange gained sole possession of first place in the ACC. If SU defeats the Fighting Irish on Saturday, it will all but ensure SU taking home the regular season crown. But a loss allows Notre Dame to slide into the top spot.Notre Dame downed Virginia, which still has yet to win a regular-season ACC game since March 2014, and will face Duke the week after Syracuse. Meanwhile, North Carolina is 6-4 and on a four-game skid with all four ACC opponents still on the docket.That means if UND wins Saturday, the Orange needs Duke and North Carolina to down the Fighting Irish — along with Syracuse beating UNC — to guarantee finishing as the No. 1 seed for the ACC tournament. Last year, Syracuse took home the top seed before falling in the opening round to the Tar Heels.Saturday’s game is important for both these teams, as it will go far in deciding the winner of the regular season crown. The winner will have a distinct advantage entering tournament play. Commentslast_img read more

Supermarket or petrol station more dangerous than football, says Bruce

first_img“Certainly, the measures being put in place, you’re probably more at risk going to the supermarket or putting petrol in your car,” added Bruce.“We are in a fortunate position, we can get tested every three days.“We will be tested on Sunday, every player and every member of staff. Once we get the results back, if everybody is OK, we are pencilled to start training again at 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.”Newcastle left-back Danny Rose highlighted the concerns felt by many players this week by saying football should not even be considering a comeback until the numbers of deaths and infections in the UK have significantly fallen.The British government’s official tally of COVID-19 deaths, is 34,446 — the second-highest in the world.Bruce, though, believes the majority of players are in favour of returning to finish the season.“If a player refuses to come in or play, I have sympathy for that and would understand it,” he said. “Most of my players are happy with it.“There was a captain’s meeting as well and, as a squad, they are happy with the measures that are being put in place. You have to respect everybody’s personal views on it.” Newcastle manager Steve Bruce does not believe his players will be ready for a return to football until the end of June London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Newcastle manager Steve Bruce believes going to the supermarket or petrol station could pose a greater a risk of coronavirus than a return to football given the strict measures put in place to protect players.However, Bruce warned his squad could “fall down like a pack of cards” with injuries if they are not given enough preparation time to get back up to speed before matches restart.The UK government gave the go ahead for sport behind closed doors from June 1 this week.Newcastle last played on March 7 and Bruce believes his players will not be fit to return until the end of June.“You have to remember that they have had eight weeks off and that is probably the longest break some of these players have had in their careers,” he told the Sunday Telegraph.“If we were doing pre-season, we would have six weeks and probably have six friendly games to get them ready for the first league match.“We need enough preparation to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards.“Most of the managers have the same concerns. We would need at least six weeks. I don’t see how we can play games until the back end of June.”Germany’s Bundesliga became the first of Europe’s top five leagues to return on Saturday with a series of measures including regular testing, disinfected balls and substitutes wearing masks to protect players.Premier League clubs are hoping for a return to socially distanced training on Tuesday once a protocol of safety measures has been signed off at a meeting on Monday. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Tottenham and Real Madrid to hold talks today over shock Bale return

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over a stunning return for Gareth Bale.But there could be a stumbling block before the deal is done – the winger’s £600,000-a-week wage at the Bernabeu.2 Gareth Bale could be set for a sensational move back to SpursCredit: GettyThe Welshman is still on the fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s first team in Spain, featuring in just 12 LaLiga games this season.He has also been plagued with injuries that have undoubtedly affected his stint in Spain, while the fans have never quite taken to him.In the summer, the 30-year-old was close to completing a sensational move to CHINA – but the plug was pulled by the Real Madrid board.Boss Zidane was reportedly not happy with this decision, and it led to rumours of his own exit for a second time from Los Blancos.BALE TO JOIN BERGWIJN?Now MailOnline is reporting that Spurs and Real Madrid “will enter talks” but that any move is dependent on Bale “agreeing to a massive pay cut”.If Madrid can shift Bale off the wage bill, they could accept a low fee for a player who cost them £85million when he joined from Spurs in the summer of 2013.That will be music to the ears of Spurs supremo Daniel Levy, famous for driving a hard bargain.His current contract runs until the summer of 2022.If Spurs land Bale it will be the SECOND winger they sign this month.The Londoners completed a a £27million move for Steven Bergwijn on a five-year contract on Wednesday.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamLatest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerIt was also  revealed the club spent an entire year scouting his performances at PSV Eindhoven.The player will wear the No23, left vacant by Christian Eriksen’s move to Inter Milan, and could make his debut against Man City on Sunday.Bergwijn was accompanied by his parents, younger brother and his agents as he completed personal terms and met the gaffer.2 Daniel Levy could be welcoming former Spurs hero Gareth BaleCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltdlast_img read more

Champions Chelsea back on winning trail

first_imgLONDON (AP): Chelsea responded to the departure of Jose Mourinho by surging to a 3-1 victory against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League yesterday, while Manchester United lost their second game in a row at home against Norwich. Chelsea supporters repeatedly sang Mourinho’s name as Branislav Ivanovic, Pedro Rodriguez and Oscar scored in an unexpectedly convincing victory. Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea came to an end on Thursday after the Premier League champions had lost nine of the first 16 league games of the season under his guidance. But the Chelsea supporters made it clear they felt that responsibility for the woeful start lay with the players. As Ivanovic headed in after five minutes and Pedro doubled the lead on 13, the vocal support for Mourinho was replaced with abusive chants directed at Chelsea’s men. Oscar got the third, a penalty, after half time, before Fabio Borini pulled one back for Sunderland. After the match, captain John Terry said he understood why supporters are unhappy. “Absolutely, and rightly so, as well,” Terry said. “They will support us through the difficult period and when we come out on top, sooner or later. If we keep on putting performances like that the fans will be happy.” In Manchester, Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey netted in each half as Norwich stunned United by recording a first win at Old Trafford since 1989. Anthony Martial pulled one back for United in the 66th minute, the team’s first shot on target, but Van Gaal’s side managed only one more attempt that required a save. Van Gaal’s side has not won in six games and his position as manager could be under more scrutiny now that Mourinho is available. “We know that it (losing to Norwich) is not good enough for us,” Van Gaal told Sky Sports. “The players know that, I know that, the fans know that, and the board knows that.” When asked if he thinks he has the backing of the United board, Van Gaal said “I think so, but you never know.” Meanwhile, surprise Premier League leaders Leicester beat Everton 3-2. Riyad Mahrez scored two penalties for Leicester before Shinji Okazaki got the decisive goal, while Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas scored for Everton. The result means Leicester will be top of the Premier League on Christmas Day on 38 points. Last year, they were bottom of the standings on December 25. Tottenham beat Southampton 2-0 at St Mary’s stadium to move fourth, above United. Two goals in three first-half minutes from Harry Kane, on his 100th Tottenham appearance, and Dele Alli gave manager Mauricio Pochettino a win against his former club. Tottenham moves fourth, above United on superior goal difference. Other results: Stoke City 1, Crystal Palace 2, West Bromwich 1, Bournemouth 2, Newcastle 1, Aston Villa 1.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgRamgeet in sight of title PHOENIX, Arizona(CMC): Championship leader Andrew Ramgeet enhanced his odds of capturing the jockeys title at Turf Paradise when he posted a double at the southwestern United States racetrack on Monday. The veteran rider landed his first winner in the day’s opener with favourite Biltmore Boogie before returning to win race three with 5-1 chance Storm Quest. With a week left in the campaign, Ramgeet leads by nine on 105 wins, with the second placed David Lopez on 96 and Jorge Bourdieu two back in third on 94. Needing to give himself breathing room in the title race, Ramgeet wasted little time in opening his account when he steered seven-year-old bay gelding Biltmore Boogie to a two-length victory over the three-year-old and upwards. His second win came in another five-furlong contest when he combined with the four-year-old gelding Storm Quest to trounce the three-year-old and upwards by 71/2 lengths. Ajax beat Lyon 4-1 in Europa semis AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP): Bertrand Traore scored two goals and created another as a rampant Ajax beat Lyon 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final yesterday. Burkina Faso forward Traore, who is on loan to Ajax from Chelsea, had been in doubt before kic-off with a groin injury. But the 21-year-old showed no ill effects as the four-time European Cup winner made the most of its first European semifinal since 1997. In between his strikes, Traore lined up 19-year-old Denmark striker Kasper Dolberg to score Ajax’s second in the 34th minute. Amin Younes added the hosts’ fourth in the 49th minute, but Mathieu Valbuena’s away goal for Lyon in the 66th will give his team at least a faint hope of advancing from next week’s second leg in France.last_img read more

Kevin Belingon eager to prove beating Bibiano Fernandes no fluke in potential 3rd fight

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “It really felt like a dream to me. We had worked so hard to reach that point. It didn’t sink in at first, but when it did, I felt accomplished,” Belingon said.But Belingon’s rise to become the undisputed bantamweight champion did not come without a price.Belingon said he ended up having a swollen foot after going through the wringer with a split decision win.“I was pretty banged up. My foot was swollen from all the kicks that I landed,” he revealed. “I really poured everything I had into that one, and my team and I came up with a brilliant game plan. I think that was the key to victory.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption With both fighters splitting their first two bouts, a third meeting seems inevitable.“We are tied at one win apiece, so a third bout to determine the true winner does make sense. I know he is clamoring for a rematch,” he said. “I know he thinks he won the last one, so deep inside, I want to prove to him again that I beat him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m just enjoying the time off right now. But of course, I’m open to fighting Bibiano again, or anyone that ONE Championship puts in front of me.”The 31-year-old Belingon also said he still finds himself in a trance almost two months since dethroning the longest reigning champion in ONE history. SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:00SEA Games 2019: PH’s Aira Villegas boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Belingon is the undisputed ONE bantamweight champion. Photo from ONE ChampionshipBibiano Fernandes was in disbelief after Kevin Belingon came away with a close shave in their title rematch in ONE: Heart of a Lion nearly two months ago in Singapore.Belingon won via split decision to become ONE Championship’s undisputed bantamweight king and even the score with Fernandes, who submitted the Team Lakay star in the opening round of their first encounter two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lakers’ Lebron James taking time to heal groin injury After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

NEC Dumps George Solo

first_imgCongress for Democratic Change (CDC) embattled Chairman George Solo’s quest to retain his position as chairman, has suffered another major setback, as the electoral governing body—National Elections Commission (NEC) — “regrettably dashed his hope.”CDC on August 5, 2014 addressed NEC stating that its National Executive Committee has taken a decision to remove Solo as chairman.Under the signature of secretary general Nathaniel McGill, CDC went on to announce that Garblah Williams had been appointed to replace their embattled chairman.But on August 11, 2014, McGill withdrew his August 5th communication and submitted another communication conveying a decision of the National Executive Committee of CDC reducing Solo’s removal to a suspension and referring him (Solo) to the Grievance and Ethics Committee of party, for investigation into a complaint filed against Solo by some members of the party.Solo immediately protested his party’s decision before the National Elections Commission for possible redress.Based on said complaint, NEC launched a probe and held three conferences with parties involved, aimed at resolving the dispute.In a letter addressed to Solo dated September 19, 2014, NEC for the first time referred to Solo as “Mr. Solo not as Chairman.”Meaning, the Commission under the law, could no longer protect Solo’s image in this difficult period, a senior partisan of CDC hinted.NEC regrettably in that letter said, “Amid the claims and counter claims surrounding your removal as chairman of CDC, and consistent with the policy of the Commission, the Board of Commissioners took a decision to refer your letter and other related communications originating from the CDC to oversight Commissioner on Political Affairs and the oversight Commissioner for your party for handing. The purpose of the referral was for two Commissioners to reconcile the two sides to the dispute without the party necessarily restoring to the legal process.”The Commission informed Solo that responses from parties involved could not help resolve the matter, and as such, the Body decided that “When the Commission registers a political party, that party receives authority to exercise political franchise under relevant provisions of the constitution and laws of Liberia.“One such franchise is for political parties to adopt an internal democracy that suits their aspiration.“In the face of such political franchise, the Commission cannot dictate to political parties how to run their day-to-day affairs, in so far as such affairs are conducted within the confines of the law controlling.”The Commission further told Solo “the purpose for soliciting the constitution, Articles of Incorporation and Rules of political parties in keeping with Section 2.9(m) of the new Elections Law of 1986 is to ensure among others, that those constitutions and roles do not contravene any of the controlling legal instruments of the land. The decision on the implementation of those rules in the application of a political party’s internal democracy is solely the choice of each political party. Of course as a registered corporate entity, internal disagreements on the application of those internal rules are remediable in the courts of Liberia.”Solo has been instructed to revert to the party in order to have said intra-party resolution in keeping with the party’s standing rules.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Duo gets for 4 years, fined $25M each for cocaine in frozen fish

first_imgTwo men were on Monday sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and fined $25 million each by Magistrate Leron Daly for attempting to ship 20 pounds of cocaine in frozen fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in 2018.Amir Ally and Baldeo PersaudThe men are 30-year-old businessman Amir Ally of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara, and 32-year-old Baldeo Persaud, a truck driver of Kingston Street, C Field, Leonora, West Coast Demerara.They were found guilty of trafficking 9.366 kilograms of cocaine at Laparkan Cargo Shed, CJIA, on February 6, 2018.Ally was said to be the shipper while Persaud was the driver who transported the boxes with cocaine stuffed in frozen fish to the cargo bond at the CJIA airport.During the search, the ranks found a quantity of cocaine stashed in frozen fish that was destined for the USA. Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Kunyo Sandiford led evidence in the trial.Ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were able to arrest Baldeo Persaud after reviewing telephone records from the alleged mastermind, Amir Ally.The cargo containing the fish was searched by CANU officers at the Laparkan Cargo Shed at CJIA where the discovery was made.last_img read more