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Lifford man arrested as part of major drugs operation

first_imgA Lifford man has appeared in court charged in connection with the organisation of a major drugs ring. Ben Quinn, aged 27, from Rossgier appeared at Derry’s Magistrate’s Court in connection with the supply of cocaine and cannabis. The BBC reports that Quinn was arrested in Lisburn on Wednesday following a major PSNI operation.He appeared alongside his co-accused Kevin Cassidy, 43, from Woodbrook in Derry.They are jointly charged with conspiring with others to supply cocaine valued at £720,000.They are also charged with conspiring with others to supply cannabis valued at £58,000.The two men are alleged to have committed the offences on 8 February 2017.‘Drugs gang’A detective constable told district judge Barney McElholm that the arrests were connected to the seizure of the drugs which were transported from Derry to Belfast and which were discovered in the Duncrue area of Belfast.The officer said it was the fifth of six drugs seizures made in 2016 and 2017 as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of a criminal drugs gang in Northern Ireland.Objecting to bail, the officer said he believed Mr Quinn was a flight risk as he had access to a substantial amount of cash and properties in County Donegal.Quinn was remanded in custody until 11 October and Kevin Cassidy had his bail application adjourned until next Monday and he was remanded in custody until then.Lifford man arrested as part of major drugs operation was last modified: September 14th, 2018 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:arrestBen QuinncourtdrugsLiffordlast_img read more

A 1920 Picasso oil heads for auction block

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The auction house did not reveal the Swedish owner of the painting. – Associated Press A Pablo Picasso oil painting from his early cubist period will go on auction in Stockholm next month. The 1920 painting “Guitare et Partition sur Gueridon” – or “Guitar and Score on a Pedestal Table” – will go on sale Nov. 4 at Stockholm’s Auktionsverk, auction house spokeswoman Anna Hamilton said Friday. “It is very exciting to have such an early (Picasso),” Hamilton said. “He was extremely productive, but it is still pretty unusual that a Picasso gets out on the market like this.” The asking price will be $255,000, Hamilton said. “Then we will see what happens,” she said. “There will definitely be a large international interest.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Devine To Be Enshrined In Drake Relays Hall of Fame

first_imgOutside of the Relays, she had an equally successful collegiate career. In 1976 and 1977, she was a two-time AIAW national champion as well as a two-time U.S. Federation champion. She also was a two-time national AAU runner-up and became a three-time shot put champion at the Kansas Relays in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Devine finished second in the shot put at the 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials and participated in the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials.In 1978, Devine swept the shot put, discus and javelin events at the Kansas Relays, setting a collegiate record of 53-3 in shot put, a mark she broke just a week later at the Drake Relays. Beyond the collegiate realm of track and field, Devine placed second at the 1976 Olympic trials but did not meet the qualifying standards to compete in the Olympics. She qualified again for the Olympic Trials in 1980. Her collegiate career came following a USA Junior championship she won in 1973 as a high school student, where she still holds records to date.Print Friendly Version The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee is set to induct a pair of standout athletes into the prestigious Drake Relays Athletes Hall of Fame next week during the 107th running of the Drake Relays.The first of those two to join some of the greatest names in track and field history in the Hall of Fame is Kathy Devine.Devine holds a number of honors and titles both at the Relays and beyond. Not only was she a Relays champion in 1977, 1978 and 1980, but she was also the first women’s shot put champion at the Drake Relays. During her career, Devine set the national collegiate record four times in the shot put while attending Emporia State, first as a freshman in 1976 and then broke it for the final time with a throw of 53-7.75 at the 1978 Drake Relays. That throw stood as the Drake Relays record for eight years until it was broken by Relays Hall of Famer Pinkie Suggs in 1987 with the only throw to exceed Devine’s during a 17-year period.last_img read more

Sharks takeaways: ‘the NHL still plays 60-minute games’

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — Pete DeBoer appreciates the fun that the Carolina Hurricanes are bringing to their postgame salutes to the crowd. He didn’t want to see it in person Friday night.After the Hurricanes ended the Sharks three-game winning streak, the team lined up on the blue line, got the entire arena clapping in unison and performed a rowboat celebration. The guys ran to the red line and back, slid on the ice and pretended to be rowing kayaks, sending the home crowd into a frenzy.The scene in …last_img read more

Mayock joins Gruden as Raiders’ general manager

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Mike Mayock is on board to work with Jon Gruden and help rebuild the Raiders.The long-time draft and personnel expert for the NFL Network was hired as the Raiders general manager Monday and was front and center at a press conference at the club facility, seated between Gruden and owner Mark Davis.“I’ve spent most of the last 15 yrs behind a microphone and I’ve got to be honest with you, I haven’t been this nervous or …last_img read more