first_imgThe man who was reportedly caught with 27.2 kilograms of compressed marijuana was on Friday remanded to prison.Dean Grenville, 27, of Lot 60 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, is alleged to have had 27.2 kg of compressed marijuana on April 3, for the purpose of trafficking.Grenville appeared at the Albion Magistrate’s Court and denied the charge.He was represented by Attorney Charlyn Artiga.The ganja which was found in the New Amsterdam, Berbice house on WednesdayThe prosecution is contending that Police acting on information went to the Stanleytown house, where they swooped down on the suspect’s two-story East Bank Berbice residence at about 11:15h and conducted a search of his presence.According to Police, 16 taped parcels of compressed cannabis were found. The Stanleytown resident who was arrested has been on the Police’s radar for “quite a while” Police said.Magistrate Renita Singh remanded Grenville to prison and the case will continue on April 15.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Roberto Firmino has promised to make Porto suffer when he and Liverpool’s rampant strikeforce take on the Portuguese side in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday © AFP / FRANCISCO LEONGPORTO, Portugal, Feb 14 – Forward Roberto Firmino has vowed that Liverpool’s deadly strikeforce will make Porto suffer when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.Jurgen Klopp’s side were rampant on the way to winning their group, scoring 23 goals with Firmino scoring six and Mohamed Salah five. Although Philippe Coutinho, who weighed in with five goals in the group stage, has since moved to Barcelona, Salah in particular has stepped up his goalscoring, notching his 29th of the season in all competitions in the win over Southampton at the weekend.And Firmino’s Champions League goal tally has moved him into rarefied territory inhabited by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.“We’re going to make Porto’s life difficult and make them suffer,” said Brazilian Firmino.“If I play a good game then the goals will appear. I am trying to give my maximum for the team and trying to be alongside these great players in Europe.”Porto coach Sergio Conceicao is hoping his stingy defence can thwart the Liverpool offensive — they have conceded just once in the last six league and cup games.“The defensive consistency of the team is the key,” Conceicao added.He said he took pleasure in a meeting of two “historical” clubs — Porto have won Europe’s top club competition twice and Liverpool have lifted the trophy five times, most recently in Istanbul in 2005 when Rafa Benitez was in charge.“We will face a very strong team, with a budget of over 200 million euros, but two historical clubs are playing each other and the players give me the confidence to think we can get through this tie.”His opposite number Klopp meanwhile scoffed at suggestions that his side were one of the underdogs of the 16 remaining clubs.“I don’t think the 2005 side thought about winning the Champions League before the last 16,” he said.“I’ll ask Rafa (Benitez) but that would surprise me because it makes no sense.“If we are in the final then I’ll say we will try to win it but that is too far off.“I don’t like talking about the round after the round you are playing, in fact I hate it.“I only answer nicely now because I am friendly and we are in public but if someone asked me about the round after the round in private I would leave the room.”Klopp confirmed that Loris Karius will start on Wednesday, confirming his newfound status as first choice, after a season of chopping and changing his goalkeeper, but he refused to be drawn on the future of Simon Mignolet.“No-one knows about the future. It is not for me to think about these things, I have to make a decision for tomorrow night,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgMet Eireann have raised the alert for foggy conditions today and extended the Status Orange weather warning until Friday.Lingering fog has created poor visibility for drivers in inland areas, with Letterkenny and nearby towns in Donegal affected in particular. The fog warning is now in place for the entire country from Thursday at 12noon until Friday at 2am.Ireland hasn’t seen the worst of the fog either, as forecasters say it will become more extensive and dense this evening and tonight. Cold temperatures will create a misty and frosty night, with lows of -1 and 0 degrees in store. AA roadwatch warn motorists to take extra care today: “When driving in such conditions reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Use fog lights in affected areas but don’t forget to turn them off afterwards.”Gardai have issued a similar warning, reminding drivers to turn off their fog lights when conditions are clear.Garda Traffic: Please drive carefully during foggy conditionsBUT remember to turn off front & rear fog lights when fog has lifted. Foglights which are on during non-foggy conditions are very annoying anddistracting for other road users.#ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/L2vnaXOmJb— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 11, 2018Fog warning extended to cover entire country until Friday was last modified: January 12th, 2018 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:fogMet Eireannweatherweather warninglast_img read more