A Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown couple are now in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) following the discovery of over one kilogram of cocaine in their home.Based on reports received, ranks of the drug enforcement unit swooped down onThe couple’s Campbellville, Georgetown homethe property on Tuesday where they conducted a search during which the cocaine was discovered.Upon the discovery, the owners – Andre Gomes, called “Zipper” and his wife – were arrested. They are expected to be charged shortly.Guyana Times understands that a quantity of cash, jewellery and other valuables were seized by the CANU ranks.Reports are the couple have been under surveillance by drug enforcement officers for quite some time now. Two weeks ago, CANU conducted a raid at several houses at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, resulting in the arrest of two siblings and discovery of over two kilograms of cocaine concealed in the ceiling of one of the houses.In addition, several vehicles and an undisclosed sum of cash were seized. One of the siblings was charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. She pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and fined $17 million.
Former Scotland international Kevin Gallacher believes the Tartan Army’s recent form is down to picking a consistent starting eleven throughout their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.Gordon Strachan’s men lie level on points with Germany and the Republic of Ireland in Group D following their 1-0 win over the latter last night.Shaun Maloney’s memorable strike brought the Scots back into contention for qualification with a top three place in the group now a real possibility.And Gallacher believes that Strachan’s squad consistency has been crucial to Scotland’s recent form.“Gordon has stuck with a tried and tested team and he hasn’t really changed the team much,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show. “Look at the starting eleven, most of them have started the campaign. There may have been a couple of suspensions here and there, but it is a settled side now.“That’s why they are playing so well together, they know each other’s jobs, are helping each other out and carving out results.”The former Scotland forward has warned excitable fans not to get carried away though as it is still a very ‘tight group’.“It’s down to Scotland and Ireland to battle it out for that third place now. You never know, Poland might falter and the Germans might slip up again, but that’s what we have to rely on,” he added.Looking ahead to the keenly anticipated friendly against England on Tuesday night, the former Tartan army star admitted he was keen to grab the bragging rights for once.“Hopefully England, and Scotland, bring a strong side,” he continued. “Both nations have wanted this for a while now. We had it last year and got entertained with goals so, why not again? Scotland v England is a great game.“There is a lot of banter, especially when you are living down here. You are get battered from pillar to post with stick, it’s time to give it out again. So, hopefully Scotland can get the result.”
06Oct Rep. LaSata hosts local office hours Categories: LaSata News,LaSata Photos,News State Rep. Kim LaSata is inviting residents of Berrien County to talk with her about issues facing Michigan during her October office hours.“Listening to the concerns of members of the community is a very important aspect of my job,” LaSata said. “Local office hours are a great way for me to speak with my neighbors about how I can better serve them in Lansing.”Office hours take place on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Mason Jar Cafè, 210 Water St. in Benton Harbor.No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact her Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or via email at KimLaSata@house.mi.gov.
German TV manufacturer Loewe has filed for insolvency, as attempts to restructure the business and refocus itself as an “entertainment platform system provider.”In a statement, Loewe said that the Coburg insolvency court yesterday approved the self-administration proceedings from Loewe’s management, but said that business “will remain fully operational beyond October 1, 2013.”It said that a restructuring process, initiated by the executive board, will also continue and that the company’s banks and the Bavarian state government continue to support the firm’s restructuring.“At the core of the change process at Loewe is the move from a TV manufacturer to an entertainment platform system provider. Besides specialised hardware knowledge, it is becoming increasingly important for Loewe to have greater software expertise to facilitate the management of its multimedia smart home-entertainment systems,” said Loewe.“Moreover, the company will join forces with partners to start offering special premium content exclusively for Loewe customers, thereby underlining the strong benefits of Loewe systems.”The firm has already partnered with Chinese company Hisense and recently launched joint sales and marketing activities with them in Austria, which Loewe said would be a test market for other European countries.