CANU ranks testify in trial of baker and wife

first_imgGanja in gas bottles caseThe trial of Tucville, Georgetown baker Colin Denny, 37, and his 35-year-old common-law partner Malika Softleigh continued at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where two ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) testified to what they did in relation to discovering 57.9 grams of marijuana the couple allegedly trafficked.The baker and his spouse are currently out on $400,000 bail for possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking, which Police said was committed betweenBaker Colin Denny and his common-law wife, Malika SoftleighNovember 14 and November 15 at Lot 6 C Tucville Terrace. Denny and Softleigh are represented by Attorney-at-Law James Bond in a matter being heard by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford called the two witnesses to stand on Wednesday. The first witness testified to being part of a search party on November 15, 2017 which conducted the operation at Tucville. He noted that he was the photographer.The male rank, who has several years of service, informed the court that no one was home at the time of the operation and noted that CANU ranks later found three white gas bottles after searching the property. He noted that the bottles were checked via a sound test and they produced a hollow sound. The CANU officer observed that the bottles were taken by another officer to the Unit’s headquarters where further inspection was conducted.He told Magistrate Latchman that on November 26, 2017, he printed 36 photographs which included images of the house, the cutting of the bottles, and the extraction and weighing of the suspected narcotics. The photographs were tendered and marked as exhibits, and the rank identified and provided descriptions of the photos he took. According to reports, the cylinders were open and mud was found stuffed into the bottom with black plastic. The case continues at Court Three on April 23, 2018.last_img read more

Rumours on Chelsea’s new boss and five reasons why this manager is the perfect candidate to succeed Jose Mourinho

first_img 3. He knows how to spend on a budget – Over the past three seasons, key players Radamel Falcao, Diego Costa and Arda Turan have left the Spanish capital, while the likes of Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero and David De Gea, too, moved on to new pastures earlier in Simeone’s Atleti career. The Argentine, however, has not panicked in the wake of such departures nor struggled to sign their replacements. Upon Diego Costa’s departure, for example, Antoine Griezmann was quickly signed and has become an instant hit at the club. While much of their mastery in the transfer market can be credited to the work of those behind the scenes, what’s crucial is Simeone’s experience in challenging for major honours without the luxury of a £100m+ budget to fall back on, of which he has had few complaints, as Mourinho so often has done. Chelsea’s summer activity was minimal, suggesting that Abramovich is no longer as willing to provide a large transfer kitty. This may ward off a few of Europe’s leading managers; it’s unlikely, however, to be an issue for Simeone. 5 5 5 5 4. It could be his time for a new challenge – Atletico Madrid have arguably overachieved in the past few seasons. Their lifting of the title and reaching the Champions League final in the 2013-14 season was little short of an astonishing 12 months for the Spanish side. It may, however, be some time before they challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga or threaten in Europe, as the clubs around them continue to grow stronger. There is only so much that the Argentine can do with Atleti, and it may now be time for him to assess his options. Chelsea would be a serious challenge, but one that could be appealing, particularly given the array of world-class talent, such as Eden Hazard, whose revival he could be credited with. Jose Mourinho could be running out of time to save his job at Chelsea, with defeat to Liverpool at the weekend almost unthinkable. Pep Guardiola, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone are all rumoured to be on the wish list of Roman Abramovich, should he opt to dismiss the Portuguese manager.And, out of the candidates listed, Simeone appears to be the overwhelming favourite to take over.So, talkSPORT has put together five key reasons why the Argentine could be an ideal replacement to Mourinho.To discover our reasons, click the yellow arrow above, right. 5 2. He’s unfazed by winning the ugly way – Simeone simply hasn’t the personnel to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid in their style of play, yet he has still remained within touching distance of the La Liga giants. In the season in which Atleti won the title, their tally of goals scored (77) was far inferior to Barca (100) and Real’s (104), yet their defence stronger, as they conceded just 26 goals – seven less than the current champions’ side and 12 less than Los Blancos. Simeone builds a strong unit – starting from the back – a quality that is key in the Premier League. 1. He knows how to get the best out of Diego Costa – to see four more reasons why Chelsea should consider Simeone, click the arrow above – Diego Simeone can firmly take the credit for Costa earning his European recognition prior to his move to Stamford Bridge two summers’ ago. It was the Brazil-born striker’s 27 goals in the 2013-14 season that fired Atleti to their first La Liga title in 18 years. Simeone warmly wished Costa well after his transfer to Chelsea was agreed, and it could be such affection that the centre-forward needs to rediscover his scoring boots. The Argentine appears to maintain effective relationships with his former players – take Filipe Luis as an example – which should be a key quality needed if Chelsea begin their search for a manager capable of staying in the job for the long-term. 5. Manchester City could be the more appealing project for Pep Guardiola – While the rumours linking Pep Guardiola to Chelsea have been met with raised eyebrows, there’s no question that the Spaniard would deliver the style of play that Roman Abramovich has so craved since his takeover in 2003. Arguably, Arsene Wenger has only avoided the axe in north London because of the philosophy that he has maintained at the club – and it may be the failure of Chelsea’s managers to continue to play attractive football during difficult spells that has resulted in the reign of those appointed by the Russian businessman having become notoriously short. However, if Guardiola sees out his Bayern Munich contract in the summer and receives offers from Chelsea and Manchester City, the latter may be the more appealing. Players such as Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne would provide the former Barcelona manager with the tools to perform the stylish football that he is renowned for, while the financial prowess of the club’s Shiek owners would be an immense comfort.last_img read more