Eight charged for attempting to export dead wildlife

first_img Tweet Share In photo: Crayfish-Astacus leptodactylus. Photo credit: en.wikipedia.orgEight men are expected to reappear at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on February 24th, 2012, after being jointly charged for attempting to export dead wildlife.The men were arrested on Monday evening after a search was conducted on MV Elite; anchored at the Woodbridge Bay in Fondcole which was destined for Guadeloupe, where ten (10) pounds of frozen crayfish was discovered.The vessel in question is well-known for carrying hucksters from Dominica to Guadeloupe and other French islands.Anthony Ryan of River Street, Cuthbert Dupuis of Bath Estate, Kenny Clarke of Fond Cole, Eddie Williams of St Joseph, Gibbons Timothy of Mahaut, Richard Lazare of Trafalgar, Alex Leslie of Mahaut and Manus Lewis of Mahaut all pleaded not guilty to the charge, before Magistrate Candia George on Tuesday.Two other charges; possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply 265 grams of cannabis were withdrawn against seven of the defendants after one of the accused; 53-year old Alex Leslie of Mahaut pleaded guilty to both charges.Leslie was fined $2,000 to be paid by October 31st, 2011 or he risks serving four months at the Dominica State Prison.The Forestry and Wildlife Act Chapter 60:02, Act 12 of 1976 “a person who violates the provision of this Act is liable to a fine of four hundred dollars and to imprisonment for three months.”The eight defendants were released on $1000 bail each on their own recognizance.The men may be liable to pay up to five thousand dollars and to three years imprisonment if found guilty.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img 101 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Eight charged for attempting to export dead wildlife by: – August 23, 2011last_img read more

Syracuse defense shakes up Providence, 2-1, in its first win of the season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 The crowd collectively gasped, partially out of surprise and partially out of concern for Allie Munroe. The junior defender had dived across the ice, her body parallel to the ground in an effort to block an incoming Providence shot.The attempt sailed innocently over her, hitting Abbey Miller’s chest pad for one of the goalie’s 31 saves in the game. Munroe’s display of determination did little to physically stop the attack, but it served as a microcosm for Syracuse’s collective defensive effort against the Friars.While Miller played a key role in the Orange’s effort defensively on Friday, it was the play of the teammates in front of her that paced Syracuse (1-3-1) in its 2-1 win over Providence (3-2-0) in Tennity Ice Pavilion. When a Friar player wasn’t getting one of her shots deflected or poked away by an Orange skater, she was losing the puck before she could even wind up her stick. Providence looked to retrieve the loose pucks, yet found itself greeted by two things: a Syracuse defender and the boards.“We’re a pretty big team,” said Miller. “Physically, just being able to keep them on the outside and not giving them good opportunities and just pressuring them hard is good.”Lindsay Eastwood, a 6-foot-1 redshirt sophomore, led the defense that pestered the Friar forwards up and down the ice through a handful of defensive tactics. Eastwood, along teammates Brooke Avery and Kristen Siermachesky, stood noticeably taller than their Providence counterparts, a size advantage that the Orange looked to exploit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse blocked seven shots during the contest and also totaled 10 penalty minutes thanks to its willingness to stay physical with the Friars throughout the game. Siermachesky was one of the Orange’s main perpetrators to beleaguer Providence, and she received penalties twice for her physicality. At one point, she checked a Friar skater so hard into the boards that Siermachesky, herself, had to be helped off the ice.But size advantages don’t always have to be utilized through force. Often, it’s just the opposite, said head coach Paul Flanagan.“I think at times, we see somebody like Lindsay use her size, just effectively, not having to hit anybody, but just protecting the puck,” Flanagan said. “She could use her size to get herself out of a situation, and she carried the puck pretty well.”Syracuse made a point of both carrying pucks out of scuffles as well as clearing pucks out of its zone, two things that Flanagan said the team executed well on. Providence rarely got second-chance opportunities, instead having to fight for even one clear shot on goal during a possession.When the Friars finally did get a clear line to the net, their attempts were often deep slap shots, forced to be taken from nearly the blue line – shots, thanks to Miller’s play in net, that won’t net teams many goals against the Orange.“The defense did really well,” said Miller. “They did a good job of keeping shots outside for the most part, and also just winning battles down low and stuff like that.”All the small battles Syracuse won ultimately translated into a complete game victory. After allowing 11 goals in its first four games, Syracuse let Providence push across just one score, a goal that came in the midst of a power play. The Orange might’ve physically faltered, but its mindset showed what Syracuse needs to do to be successful.“We heard it on the bench,” Avery said. “All of our teammates were yelling, ‘Defense first, defense first.’” Commentslast_img read more

DeSantis Asks Capitol Officials to Replace Confederate General Statue

first_imgFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday asked U.S. Capitol officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general that has been part of the state’s display for nearly 100 years.DeSantis’ letter to the Capitol’s architect seeks to replace Edmund Kirby Smith’s statue with another honoring educator and civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune. It reads, “Dr. McLeod Bethune’s statue will represent the best of who we are as Floridians to visitors from around the world in our nation’s Capitol. Her legacy endures and will continue to inspire future generations.”The McLeod Bethune statue is expected to be on display in 2020.The Florida Legislature approved the statue switch last year. Soon after, the Lake County Historical Society agreed to take the Smith statue upon its removal from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection.McLeod Bethune will be the first black American to be honored in the Statuary Hall Collection, which includes two representatives from each of the 50 states.Smith was among 12 statues of former Confederate soldiers or politicians in the hall. His statue has been there since 1922.Efforts to replace it started following the shootings of nine people in 2015 at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist. A reevaluation of Confederate memorials around the country has taken place since then.In 2016, lawmakers approved replacing the Smith statue and organized a panel to recommend a replacement.Bethune was one of three famous Floridians, with the others being environmental author Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Publix founder George Jenkins, that were recommended to the 2017 Legislature.Bethune emerged as the panel’s choice last year.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey concludes season with award ceremony

first_imgMike Hurley won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Vince Vulcano took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Max Spielman won the Profile Photographic award while Dylan Mowery, Alex Laing, Jaden Bennett, Spencer Szabo and Denomie Fisher were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award.Medal of Achievement awards went to Joe Davidson, Matthew Erickson and Kaleb Percivalin Atom A; Dylan Ewen, Arjun Bhabra and Levi Mint in Atom B1; and Ravi Agmon, Dylan Moynes and Nikko Lazier in Atom B2.In Peewee, Charles Curiston, Cody Barnes and Shayla Elias won in the Peewee Reps and Jack Centrone, Blair Sookro and Josh Marsden in Peewee House.In Bantam Division, Kyle Patton, Ryan MacDonald and Jackson Herridge won medals in Bantam Rep and Josh Schacher, Blake Markin-Hellekson and Keanu Tromans in Bantam House.In Midget Division, Lincoln Rosenblood, Ben Kelsch and Greg Markholm in Midget Rep and Lucas Raugust, Breanna Tate and Will Tucker in Midget House.Keegan Paterson, Morgan Flynn and Lindsay Swanson received medals in Kootenay Wildcats team.The evening also saluted the Nelson Atom A for winning the Atom A won the West Kootenay Banner. Nelson Minor Hockey wrapped up another successful campaign on the ice with the annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.The evening was led by former NHLer Mike Laughton.The Nelson product saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.Some of the award winners included Noah Quinn winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Amran Bhabra taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.Other awards included, Ava Young winning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Tyler Bayoff the Walter Clarkson memorial, Jaden Dyck the Alf Baker award; Matthew Jones the Marc Severyn memorial; Kobe Nishida the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Brandon Jmayoff the R.C. Wright memorial; Brodie Herridge the Barry Geist trophy; Morgan Flynn of the Kootenay Wildcats taking home the Brian Naka memorial; and Matthew Brind’Amour; Daniella Hanson, the Baker Street Esso Award and Kylie Thielker the top officials and the Sarge Sammartino award.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson & District Credit Union Puck Toss Team

first_imgOn Nelson and District Credit Union Member Appreciation Night at the recent Nelson Leafs KIJHL game vs Castlegar Rebels, Credit Union invited previous Puck Toss winners back for a chance to win an NDCU term deposit.A one of the busiest games of the season, where Credit Union members were invited to present their NDCU MEMBER CARD debit card for a discounted admission, Kaleb Percival came away as the bigger winner of the $1000 NDCU term deposit during the Puck-4-Bucks puck toss. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute all of the season Puck-4-Bucks puck toss winners with Team of the Week honours.Thanks to all the members that came down to the NDCC and enjoyed the game, and the puck-toss participants for the added excitement.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Hume Innkeepers Men’s Open Champs

first_imgHume Innkeepers defended its Men’s Open Soccer League title, edging Old Dogs 1-0 in the final at Lakeside Pitch.Aaron Sedlbauer scored the lone goal of the game and Mike Precious registered the shutout to lead the Innkeepers.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Innkeepers with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, Paul Anderson, Quinn Starr, Leif Zapf-Gilje, Fletcher Fitzgibbon, Keefery Joyce, Ryan Lewis, Mitch Melanson, Chris Richards, Greg Kinnear, Mike Parenteau, Kelvin Opiyo, Zeke Grimshaw, Aaron Sedlbauer, Mike Precious, Mike Balance and Kerry Dyck.last_img


first_imgFINISH LINES: Masochistic, Daily Racing Form’s early 7-2 favorite for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5, worked four furlongs Thursday in a bullet 47.60, breezing. Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson recorded a quarter mile clocking of 23.40 with a five furlong gallop out time of 1:01 flat. “Awesome” is how trainer Ron Ellis described the move. Masochistic will pass the Grade I “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 8 and train up to the BC Sprint. “He runs well fresh,” Ellis said . . . On opening day next Friday, Lady Shipman will take on males in the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Lady Shipman is a virtual win machine, having won 13 of 19 career starts at tracks including Parx, Woodbine, Pimlico, Belmont, Gulfstream and Saratoga. If the four-year-old daughter of Midshipman fares well in the Eddie D., it could be on to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint against males on Nov. 5. PRAT LOOKS FORWARD TO BREEDERS’ CUPWhat a difference a year makes.On Sept. 17, 2015, Flavien Prat suffered serious injuries in a riding spill that would force him to miss the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland six weeks later.Fast forward to Sept. 17, 2016. The 24-year-old Frenchman wins the Grade I Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine aboard The Pizza Man and is now is healthy as a horse for his Breeders’ Cup foray at Santa Anita come Nov. 4 and 5.“September 17, 2015, we’re at Los Alamitos, Flavien takes a spill and hurts his back,” recounted his full-time agent for the past two years, Derek Lawson. “September 17, 2016, we ride the Pizza Man at Woodbine and win a Grade I.“Flavien was out for three months after the spill, but he’s back now and in the best condition he’s been in. All the other stuff is behind us now.”Evidence of that was bold and clear when Prat tied perennial Southern California riding king Rafael Bejarano for the recent Del Mar riding title. Each won 38 races.“He has 137 wins so far this year,” Lawson pointed out. “He’s developed a super-great relationship with two other French riders, Julien Leparoux and Florent Geroux. They’re all buddies, they all win tons of races and they challenge each other on the race track.“Each has his own set of riding skills they use at various points in a race, and when they’re competing against each other, it’s fun to watch.”Geroux will be at Santa Anita Saturday to ride Zipessa for trainer Michael Stidham in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.“The big thing was winning the Del Mar title,” Lawson continued. “Even though it was a tie, there are dead heats in racing, and I told Flavien, ‘Hey, we dead-heated for a win.’ It was a lot of fun and now we start at Santa Anita and see how we do in the Breeders’ Cup.”            Prat’s expected Breeders’ Cup mounts include Lord Nelson in the Sprint, Avenge in the Filly & Mare Turf, and With Honors in the Juvenile Fillies Turf. NYQUIST SETTLES IN FOR PENNSYLVANIA DERBYKentucky Derby winner Nyquist is on the scene at Parx in Bensalem, Pa., for Saturday’s $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby, and trainer Doug O’Neill will fly out Friday to join the champion two-year-old colt owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam.“I talked to the boys this morning,” O’Neill said Thursday at Santa Anita. “He tracked and visited the gate today, stood in there, met the gate crew, and we’re optimistic about Saturday.“Getting him there usually is fine, but still, going from a van to a plane, back to a van, new stalls, anything can happen, but so far, so good, a very smooth transition.” PLUM DANDY STEPS UP IN GRADE IN FRONTRUNNERSimon Callaghan is looking forward to seeing Spendthrift Farm’s Plum Dandy run in the Grade I, $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles come Saturday, Nov. 5.But first things first, and that would be the FrontRunner Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Oct.1.“He broke his maiden impressively at Del Mar,” the trainer said of the son of Medaglia d’Oro. “He relaxes good and he gets the distance well, but it’s a big step up from maiden company to a Grade I where there are more established two-year-olds.”Also probable for the FrontRunner are Del Mar Futurity winner Klimt, Rafael Bejarano, and third-place Futurity finisher Midnight Pleasure, Martin Garcia. Klimt worked five furlongs Wednesday for Bob Baffert in 1:00.40. CHROME TO WORK SATURDAY FOR AWESOME AGAIN            Mighty California Chrome, riding a five-race winning streak, will work seven furlongs early Saturday at his Los Alamitos headquarters for the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race Saturday, Oct. 1, at Santa Anita.“He’ll ship to Santa Anita early Sunday,” trainer Art Sherman said by phone Thursday from the Cypress track.California Chrome worked six furlongs last Saturday at Los Al in a bullet 1:13.20. The five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit won the Pacific Classic last out by five lengths on Aug. 20 and has won each of his last five races by daylight margins, boosting his career earnings to a North American record $13,252,650.Three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder, meanwhile, is scheduled to work six furlongs at Santa Anita early Friday morning for Richard Mandella, who conditions the six-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes for B. Wayne Hughes.Beholder will attempt to turn the tables on 2015 Three-Year-Old Filly champion Stellar Wind in the Zenyatta Stakes on Oct. 1. Stellar Wind upset Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 30.If ever there was a horse for course, however, it’s Beholder, winner of 13 races from 14 starts at Santa Anita.            The Awesome Again and the Zenyatta are two of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge events on the second day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Winter Meet.Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Supplementing the headline events will be the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event.On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet starts on Friday, Sept. 30 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s feature is the $100,000, Grade III Eddie D., named for one of the game’s greatest riders, Hall of Fame member Eddie Delahoussaye. The ever-popular Cajun will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections.Entries for next Saturday and Sunday’s races will be taken a week from today, Wednesday, Sept. 28. Friday’s opening day card will be drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 27.First post time opening day will be 1 p.m. First post Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be 12:30 p.m. -30- A YEAR LATER, NO PRATFALLS FOR FLAVIENCHROME ARRIVES SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITABEHOLDER BREEZES FRIDAY FOR ZENYATTAPLUM DANDY RIPE FOR FRONTRUNNER STAKESNYQUIST SETTLES IN FOR PENNSYLVANIA DERBYMASOCHISTIC IN BULLET BREEZE FOR SPRINTlast_img read more

Chelsea news: Tammy Abraham signs new five-year contract ahead of Swansea loan

first_imgEngland under-21 striker Tammy Abraham says he has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea prior to his anticipated season-long loan to Swansea.The 19-year-old, who scored 26 goals on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season, announced his new deal on Twitter – although moments later the message was deleted.He had written: “Happy to sign a new 5 year contract with @ChelseaFC.”Abraham has been linked with loan moves to Brighton, Newcastle and Celtic, but Swansea appear to have won the battle for his signature.Swans boss Paul Clement used to be the Chelsea assistant boss.It is normal practice for Chelsea’s talented young players to sign contract extensions before departing on season-long loans. 1 Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham last_img


first_imgSt Paul’s(Antrim ) 2-7 Moville 4-13A scintillating second half performance saw Moville minor ladies progress to the Ulster club championship semi finals where they will meet Eastern Gaels from Cavan on Sunday weekThe Antrim side were probably the better team in the first half where they had Moville pegged back in defence for prolonged periods however at the break it was Moville who went in with a point lead 2-4 to 1-6 It was all square after 10 minutes at 2 points apiece with Sarah Jane McDonald and Sinead McGuinness scoring for Moville. Niamh Adams got the opening goal of the game for St Pauls. However Moville responded in emphatic fashion with 2 fine goals from Kathy McLaughlin and Sarah Jane McDonald 2 points from Nicole McDermott completed the first half scoring for MovilleMoville came out for the second half with a new sense of urgency and had the tonic of a goal after 50 seconds from corner forward Sinead McGuinness and 5 minutes later Kathy McLaughlin bagged her second. St Pauls did pull a goal back from Dearbhaile McShane but Moville were now in command all over the pitch and some great points followed from Sarah Jane McDonald Caragh and Ashling McGuinness Balannad McLaughlin Nicole McDermot and Kathy McLaughlinManager Paul McDermott can now look forward with his backroom team to an Ulster semi final, which is scheduled for Carrick at 2pm on Sunday the 6th of December at 2pm.Moville; Maelissa Mcdermott, Emma Doherty, Niamh Cavanagh,Rachel McLaughlin, Tara Hegarty, Kathy McLaughlin, Realtain McElhinney, Sarah Jane McDonald, Blannad McLaughlin, Nicole Gordon, Nicole McDermott, Aishleen McGuinness, Sinead McGuinness, Michelle Logue, Carraigh McGuinness Subs used, Aine Bradley, Ciara Harkin, Aine Hannon, Aoibh Faulkner MOVILLE MINOR LADIES LOOK FORWARD TO ULSTER SEMI-FINAL was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal ladiesLadies FootballMoville Minorslast_img read more

Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role

first_imgA court was told that well-known actor Gerard McSorley will not be able to pay a €150 court fine until he gets a new acting contract in January.The 69-year-old Fr Ted star, who has also appeared in a number of top movies, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. An arrest warrant had been issued for McSorley after he failed to appear in court earlier this week.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that McSorley had originally ben arrested at Letterkenny Bus Station on November 27th last after he was drunk and disorderly.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but continued to be abusive to Gardai and members of the public.While in the cell he continually spat at the cell door which needed to be cleaned by a cleaning company at a cost of €50.After he was released from custody, McSorley continued to be abusive and spat at a member of the public in the public area of the Garda station and was rearrested.McSorley, wearing a scarf and hat and using a walking stick, did not address the court.Instead, his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, explained how his client was a very well-known actor with a “distinguished career.”However, he said that he had a number of issues including alcohol, mental health as well as medical issues.He said he had spoken to his client of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, and that he estimated he had spent €80,000 on prescription tablets over the years to cope with his health issues.He added that on the evening in question he had been drinking and had been reminiscing about a number of lost colleagues.“My client is not working at present but is getting a contract in the New Year. He is technically unemployed at present.“He has made contact with his family and is hoping to spend Christmas with them,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that his client was a separated man with three grown-up children.Actor Gerard McSorley in court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The court heard that McSorley, of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal has a number of previous convictions for public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly fined McSorley €100 for breach of the peace and a further €50 for criminal damage to the Garda station cell.Judge Kelly asked if he had the money but Mr Gallagher said he did not but would have it when he got his next working contract.The Judge gave the accused 6 months to pay the fine and legal aid was granted in the case.Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role was last modified: December 6th, 2019 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:celldonegaldrunkFr TedGardaGerard McSorleyspatlast_img read more