Detroit man accused of trafficking heroin into north-central Iowa indicted in federal court

first_imgCHARLES CITY — Federal charges have now been filed against a Detroit man accused of trafficking heroin into north-central Iowa.Authorities say 50-year-old Keith Tucker was stopped for a traffic violation on New Year’s Eve near the 212 mile marker of US Highway 218 near Charles City. Law enforcement alleges that they found a brown, powdery substance about the size of a softball that tested positive for heroin. A loaded handgun was also found on the passenger seat of the vehicle. Court documents say Tucker admitted he was transporting heroin from Detroit to Mason City. Authorities also allegedly discovered marijuana tucked into Tucker’s sock when he was booked into the Floyd County Jail.Tucker was facing state-level heroin dealing charges, but he’s now been indicted in US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa for conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm as a drug user.Online court records show Tucker filed a written plea of not guilty to the state-level charges in Floyd County District Court on Tuesday, but with the federal indictment, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department says those charges will likely be dropped.last_img read more

Chris Cuomo Bashes CNN During Radio Show Meltdown

first_imgDuring the show, Cuomo said his battle with COVID-19 has made him rethink his values and question his position as a public figure.Speaking about his job as the host of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” the Queens-born anchor said he doesn’t want to spend his time “trafficking ridiculous stories” and wants to stop analyzing the president.Cuomo concluded his rant by saying that he “has to tolerate other people’s opinions of himself and that it’s just not worth it to him anymore.”I admire that. Why should you do what you don’t like? You’re smart. You can do things…— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 14, 2020 Chris Cuomo is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. It could be the fever talking, but, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is saying, “I don’t like what I do.” Cuomo has been battling the coronavirus and it has caused him to re-assess his existence.As a result, Cuomo lashed out against CNN Monday on his radio show saying he’s tired of towing the company line. Cuomo says his COVID diagnosis has made him rethink his career: “I don’t like what I do, professionally, I’ve decided … I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship. I don’t think it’s worth my time anymore.”The longtime cable host had a mini-existential crisis on his SiriusXM show, bashing his primetime gig.CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says his COVID diagnosis has made him rethink his career: “I don’t like what I do, professionally, I’ve decided … I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship. I don’t think it’s worth my time anymore.”— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 14, 2020last_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Historic SpaceX Splashdown in Florida is a “Go”

first_imgNASA says that after assessing weather conditions for splashdown off the Pensacola coast, teams from the national space agency and Space X are moving ahead with preparations to bring astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley home.This will be the first splashdown for astronauts in 45 years. NASA stated the following Saturday:SpaceX will monitor changes to conditions until 2.5 hours prior to the scheduled undocking, when a determination to proceed with departure will be made. If conditions are marginal and exceed the accepted criteria, a joint recommendation by SpaceX and NASA will be made whether to proceed with undocking at 7:34 p.m. EDT. NASA and SpaceX will make the final decision to proceed after the astronauts are ready inside Crew Dragon just before undocking.Live coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 return will begin at 5:15 p.m. and continue through the targeted splashdown at 2:41 p.m. on Sunday, the first return of a commercially built and operated American spacecraft carrying astronauts from the space station. It will wrap up NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight after more than two months at the International Space Station.The splashdown is planned for 2:41 PM EDT.The SpaceX Crew Dragon that took off from Kennedy Space Center aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on May 30. The alternate site is located off the coast of Panama City in the Gulf of Mexico. The mission teams will continue to monitor the impact of Tropical Storm Isaias to potential splashdown sites.Crew Dragon will depart the @Space_Station with @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug in about 6 hours and splash down off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:41 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 2. Demo-2 return webcast begins today at ~5:15 p.m. EDT →— SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 1, 2020last_img read more

Indian Table Tennis player Takeme Sarkar missed younger brother’s funeral stuck in Spain due…

first_imgImage Courtesy: TTFI/TOIAdvertisement cl39NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7m4zv4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb4i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) azWould you ever consider trying this?😱j0Can your students do this? 🌚7b0zRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has not only caused all sports activity to shut down, but the travel ban in India amidst the nationwide lock down has left many athletes and sportspersons stranded in abroad. Such is the case of Takeme Sarkar, TTFI No. 14 and Railways table tennis star, who is now stuck in Spain, and has been unable to return to India to attend her brother’s funeral, who passed away from an accident in March.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TTFI/TOITakeme flew to Spain back in February to join Hotel Museo Patria Chica club, which plays in the Spanish Table Tennis League. However, her return tickets which were booked for March were cancelled, and the paddler was unable to make it back to her hometown of Siliguri, West Bengal.Unfortunately, her younger brother lost his life in a road accident back in March, and Takeme was not able to stand by her family in the funeral.Advertisement “My family is waiting for me back home in Siliguri. They are also in a terrible condition. I lost my younger brother in a road accident on March 23. I am shattered from inside. I am really worried about my family,” Takeme spoke to Times of India.“I cried day and night after getting the news. Wish I was there to see my brother one last time and support my parents. I will miss him all my life. It is difficult to spend a single day here. I am really upset,” the 27 year old lamented.Advertisement Even though she is fighting through her mental agony, Takeme has received support from the club, who are helping her with with food and shelter at the academy. However, her visa has expired on 10th May, and Takeme has reached out to the Indian Embassy in Spain for assistance.“I have requested the Embassy and they have assured me of help. I just want to go back home as soon as possible. They asked me to register and I did that as well. They said it works on a turn by turn basis. I am waiting for the day when I can go back home,” she added.Last season, Takeme became the runner-up in the West Zone table tennis championship, competing in the women’s singles category. She also made it to the semis at the National Ranking Championships during the Central Zone back in June 2019.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Olympic gold medallist Balbir Singh Sr hospitalized; in comaEngland and Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi arrested on suspicion of rape Advertisementlast_img read more

Spurs complete £27m Bergwijn deal after scouting star for entire SEASON

first_imgMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids He said: “It’s great to be here. Just look at the facilities around us. When I play FIFA on the Playstation, I almost always choose a team from the Premier League. I look forward to playing in that great atmosphere.”I think that my physical match is also good in the Premier League.”I believe in myself and I really know that I am not there yet. Of course I have played many matches in the Eredivisie. England is a bit different, but I know what I can do.”4 Bergwijn has appeared to have sealed his switch to SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettySpurs have just £10MILLION to spend on Harry Kane stand-in with Mourinho set to miss out on Piatek and Willian Jose TOTTENHAM have bolstered their attack after sealing a £27million move for Steven Bergwijn on a five-year contract.The 22-year-old jetted to London yesterday to complete his medical after it was revealed the club spent an entire year scouting his performances at PSV Eindhoven.4 Steven Bergwijn has completed his move to TottenhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Bergwijn will wear the No23 shirtCredit: Getty Images – GettySpeaking of his switch, Bergwijn told Spurs’ official channel: “I think it is an amazing move, an amazing club.”Whatever I can bring I can give it to the club. It’s a dream for any footballer to play in the Premier League.”I want to score goals, give assists and win the Champions League.”When I was a young boy I looked towards the coach Mourinho and now I get to play for him.”It’s a dream for me, it’s an honour.”The player will wear the No23, left vacant by Christian Eriksen’s move to Inter Milan, and could make his debut against Man City on Sunday.Bergwijn was accompanied by his parents, younger brother and his agents as he completed personal terms and met the gaffer.Leaked images online showed Bergwijn posing with a Spurs shirt before the club had even officially announced the deal.Bergwijn, who has scored five and assisted ten this season, said his goodbyes to club chiefs on Tuesday before jumping in a private jet.When quizzed on his move, he said: “The Premier League, that is the highest achievable for every football player.”Yes, this is certainly a dream come true. It also feels like the right time to take this step.”Spurs have been so keen on the player that scout Brian Carey has been watching him in nearly every game for a entire year.Bergwijn also revealed it has been a lifelong dream to play in England’s top-flight ever since he used to pick Premier League teams on FIFA.4 Bergwijn completed his medical at the club yesterdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty#thfc target Steven Bergwijn seems to have signed already with photos already been taken! You love to see it! 😍🇳🇱— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) January 29, 2020last_img read more

Celtics, Sixers renew rivalry with new casts in East semis

first_img“In transition, they just make you pay,” Celtics center Al Horford said. “They just present a whole different challenge.”BROWN OUTStevens said guard Jaylen Brown still had some soreness from a hamstring injury he sustained in Game 7 and is doubtful for Game 1 against the Sixers. Tests on Sunday were negative, the coach said.“It looks like it could be something that allows him to play as the series goes on,” Stevens said.The No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft, Brown averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this season. He said on Saturday he would be back.“Whatever it takes, I wouldn’t miss this series for the world,” Brown said.The Celtics are already without stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, as well as Daniel Theis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next All those banners hanging from the Garden rafters.All that history on the parquet floor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAll that bad blood between the two cities.A civic rivalry that dates back to the Revolutionary War era came of age on the basketball court with Wilt Chamberlain leading the Philadelphia Warriors, and later the 76ers, against Bill Russell’s Celtics in the 1960s. Larry Bird and Julius Erving picked it up in the 1980s. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Two years after winning just 10 games, the Process is paying off for the 76ers.Embiid, the third overall pick in 2014, returned after missing the first two games of the playoffs and averaged 18.7 points and 10.3 rebounds in three wins over Miami.Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in 2016 before missing all of last season, averaged 18.2 points and 10.6 rebounds against the Heat — both improvements over his regular-season numbers.“They’re super-talented,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “That’s what happens when you’re in the NBA playoffs. It’s fun.”HOMETOWN SHOUTOUTMorris said he’s enjoyed watching the hometown Eagles win the Super Bowl, followed by Villanova’s NCAA basketball championship.“Philly, we had a great year,” the Celtics forward said. “(Rapper) Meek Mill got out of jail — it’s funny, but it was pretty big for our city. A lot of people really appreciated it. You can tell that feeling when you get there, where it’s coming back. A guy that’s been there my entire life and not really seeing it at its peak. Right now Philly is at its peak with everything, sports, living out there. It’s coming back.”RUNNING GAMEThe Celtics held Milwaukee and star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to zero fast break points in Game 7 of their first-round series.They know that transition defense will also be a key against Philadelphia, which was one of the best in the NBA on the break. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yetcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFPWALTHAM, Mass. — Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are about to find out what the NBA playoffs are really about.After dispatching the Miami Heat in five games in the first round in their first career postseason appearance, the Philadelphia 76ers’ youngsters will open the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night in Boston against the Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Celtics forward Marcus Morris, a Philadelphia native, grew up watching the Allen Iverson-led 76ers that went to the NBA Finals in 2001 but lost to Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker’s Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals the following year.He’s not expecting any favors from his hometown crowd.“I’m expecting the same treatment as far as them not even caring that I’m from Philadelphia,” he said after practice on Sunday, a day after the Celtics advanced by eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of their first-round series. “I really don’t care either, when I’m competing against them.”The franchises have met 19 times in the playoffs (though only three times in the past 33 years), with Boston holding a 12-7 edge.YOUTH IS SERVEDADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

Lawn Tennis’ Elections Today

first_imgThe chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee of the Liberia Tennis Federation (LTF), Cllr. Lloyd Kennedy has dismissed report on the postponement of the federation’s elections on Friday, 4 April at the SKD complex.Cllr. Kennedy stated, via mobile phone yesterday that the Committee would not acknowledge or act-upon any complaint or protest for the postponement of the elections for the fourth time since the end of its recent dispute in the Court law.The veteran sports lawyer said the LTF’s elections will begin at 2:00p.m., and would be observed by representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and others. Elections Commission chairman Dr. W. Taylor Neal revealed 42 members have registered to vote and interested individuals have applied for four of the five positions up to press time yesterday.He named John P. Dexter and Adolphus Wade as candidates for the presidential post, while the vice president, secretary and treasurer position have each candidate applying.Meanwhile, Coaches Alfred Kandakai and Josiah Gono, on behalf of the Coaches Committee, have called for the postponement of the elections, questioning the voters’ registration and the qualification of candidates.The duo argued that there are discrepancies in the voters’ list and there is no civic education regarding the Friday’s elections.In 2013, the Secretary General of LTF, John P. Dexter and colleagues petitioned the Civil Court against the elections arguing that the then Vice President, Houssein Cheaitou was not qualified to contest the elections based on his nationality, few months after the death of president, Prof. Harold J. Monger.Veteran lawn tennis players and officials at the Ministry of Youth and Sports influenced the withdrawal of the case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-Sports Minister Launches Sports Clinic for Children

first_imgFormer Youth and Sports Minister, S. Tornorlah Varpilah, has launched a 10-year Sports Clinic Program in Central Liberia, targeting children between ages 6 – 15.Mr. Varpilah said the Sports Clinic, which he referred to as ‘Pilot Project’ includes music, arts, football and basketball.The former Youth and Sports Minister told newsmen over the weekend in Gbarnga, Bong County that the program is aimed to take the kids from the streets of Gbarnga within a period of 10 years.Mr. Varpilah, who is also the former Transport Minister and the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Port Authority (NPA), indicated that the initiative is also intended to help government develop the youth.The former high school basketballer, who is credited for relaunching and rebranding the Upcountry Basketball Tourney after 22 years, stressed that the kids would be trained ‘By the Book’ and by qualified trainers to have a solid foundation.He divulged that football coaches have already registered and recruited 12 community teams; while the basketball program will deal with students from the 2015 Upcountry Basketball Champions, St. Martins High School and the William V.S. Tubman-Gray High School.He also stated that the art class will tackle 20 kids, as well.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 Liberians Arrested for Black Money in Bangkok

first_imgImmigration police arrested two Liberian men in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday over a black dollar scam and found they possessed fake US dollar banknotes, security authorities in Thailand have said.Immigration police commissioner Nathanthorn Prousoontorn said David Neal, 40, and Mathas Davies, 53, were arrested in their rented room on Sukhumvit 4 Road (Nana Tai Road) in Klong Toey district with fake US dollar notes with a denomination value of about US$5,000.The men allegedly confessed that they lured many Thai and foreign victims into believing that they had a special chemical that could erase a black coat from dollar banknotes they obtained from a charity fund of the United Nations. Many victims believed them and bought the chemical at a cost of 100,000 to 500,000 baht, Police Lieutenant/General Nathathorun said.The Liberians had overstayed their tourist visas for years and rented the apartment for eight months before the arrest, he said.Police were seeking a Thai accomplice and the source of the counterfeit notes, he said. (Source: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UPP Names Rev. Bleah As Vice Standard Bearer

first_imgWento (r) announces Rev. Bleah in SaclepeaThe opposition United People’s Party over the weekend selected Reverend John Bleah, former president of the Liberia Inland Church, as the party’s number-two to the standard bearer, MacDonald A. Wento.The Nimbaian’s selection comes nearly two months after the standard bearer of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), Charles Brumskine, also selected another Nimbaian, former Forestry Development Authority managing director Harrison Karnwea, as his running mate.Rev. Bleah’s selection as running mate to a party’s standard bearer brings to two the number of Nimbaians in that capacity. Meanwhile, speculations are rife that the governing Unity Party (UP) and other political parties are contemplating choosing Nimbaians as their running mates.Like Karnwea, Rev. Bleah is a resident of Saclepea and a son of the county.Mr. Wento made the announcement on May 21 at the party’s convention held in the auditorium of the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Hall in Saclepea.Before announcing Bleah as his running mate, Mr. Wento said Liberia is faced with multiple problems, “because of voting the wrong people into office.”He said in the midst of economic failure, Liberia is now faced with the dilemma of electing a new government in October.He explained that among the country’s numerous failures, it will baffle the international community to note that after years of being a dysfunctional society, “they are yet to arrive at a solution that would evolve a simple mental picture of where Liberia would be in about 5 years from October.”Wento then rhetorically remarked: “As funny as it may sound, how many times have we heard policy interpreters saying we have a challenge to take us back to prewar status?”He said in 21st century Africa, most of Liberia’s sisterly republics have advanced far ahead of her.He said the country’s “forever backwardness” is one of the reasons some of the youth revolted, “because they want a future of hope, not backpedal where unpleasant memories of death and destruction belong.”Mr. Wento stressed the need for reconciliation, adding that history bears testament of the UPP as Liberia’s national liberation movement, “a regrouping of a hardened, professionally purged and battle–poised band of political warriors ready to push out any incompetent and non–performing government.”He said: “This movement bears the insignia of the radical matrix for reform transformation, an elite political fighting machine mobilized to threaten and uproot the ‘Last of the Mohicans’ in the domestic arrangement, and to ensure the UPP assumes the mantle of the country’s leadership for a better Liberia under my leadership.”He noted the UPP’s impressive democratic performance since its formation, adding that the party has refocused its efforts to deepen its “motherly” role and to restructure its social contract with the people of Liberia in terms of the social, cultural, educational, political, religious and economic dimensions in the context of a multi–party and multi-ethnic environment.“Fellow Liberians,” he said, “to achieve these virtues, we must reconcile ourselves and develop the attitude of patriotism and nationalism.“We need to change our negative thoughts toward our country and develop the attitude of love. We need to be passionate to serve, not to be served, so as to rise above tribalism, sectionalism, nepotism as well as all forms of discrimination.”Mr. Wento said it is on the basis of this reconciliatory drive that the UPP and its collaborating parties – the People’s Progressive Party and the Liberia Restoration Party, deemed it necessary to have the standard bearer from Grand Gedeh County and the vice standard bearer from Nimba County so that the two counties, along with UPP, can draft a new agenda for the future of the country.Rev. John Bleah is a well-known personality in the county especially in the county’s predominantly Christian communities. He served the United Liberia Inland Church (ULIC) for many years as president and subsequently retired. He is currently the missions director of the Saclepea Inland Mission in Central Nimba County.In his acceptance speech, Rev. Bleah thanked Mr. Wento for selecting him as his running mate. He then stressed the need to reconcile the nation, something he said Liberians are in need of because they were traumatized by the country’s civil war.He called on all Liberians to reconcile with God before calling on each other to be ambassadors of reconciliation.The program was attended by the executives of the three collaborating parties – PPP, UPP and LRP, and Nimbaians from all walks of life.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more