first_imgAfter a lengthy trial before Magistrate Faith McGusty, 30-year-old Ras Paris who was charged on March 31, 2017 for the offence of trafficking narcotics, will spend the next three years behinds bars after he was found guilty.Paris was charged for having 908 grams of cannabis in his possession on March 29, 2017 for the purpose of trafficking. He denied the offence and was released on bail.However, several months later, he was again before the court on a similar charge. On the March 31, 2017 offence, Magistrate McGusty ruled that there was enough evidence for prove Paris’ guilt. The prosecution had contended that Police acting on information went to the Paris’ home where they conducted a search and unearthed the cannabis concealed in a black plastic bag in the kitchen area of the home.Another set of the illegal items were found in an area behind the house.last_img read more

first_img Latest Football News Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal center_img ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY The statement read: “Heart of Midlothian Football Club can confirm that manager Craig Levein was taken to hospital this morning.“Having received medical treatment, Craig is now recovering well in hospital.“No further comment will be made at this time and the club asks that Craig and his family’s privacy be respected, as we all wish him a speedy recovery.”Levein – in his second spell as Hearts boss – has led the club to three wins from three in the Premiership this season. impact silverware Hearts manager Craig Levein was rushed to hospital on Monday morning after falling ill.The Scottish Premiership club confirmed in a brief statement the 53-year-old received medical treatment and is now recovering well. Hearts confirmed he was taken to hospital on Monday possible standings After three years as Scotland manager, Levein returned to Tynecastle in 2014 as director of football.He was back in the dugout in August 2017,  taking over managerial duties from Ian Cathro, and led the club to a sixth-place finish last season.This term, Hearts are sitting on top of the Premiership table after a 100 per cent record from their opening three matches.Their latest three points came at Kilmarnock on Saturday, with Uche Ikpeazu earning them a 1-0 victory at Rugby Park.Austin MacPhee will take charge of training until Levein returns.last_img read more

first_imgBy Kenneth Jackson APTN National News The guy who criticizes the federal government on its prisons, particularly the treatment of Aboriginal offenders, says he expects to be re-appointed as the Correctional Investigator but for a shorter term.As of Tuesday afternoon, Howard Sapers was still waiting for confirmation from the Harper government.Sapers’ five-year term runs out at day’s end.“I’m waiting to hear,” said Sapers. “I know a ministerial recommendation has been made and I know that recommendation is being considered.”Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has made the recommendation said Sapers, adding it requires some paperwork to be completed before it can be made final.The legislation allows for terms of up to five years, however Sapers said he doesn’t think he’ll get that long.“I suspect it to be for much less than the five years,” he said. “There’s been discussions ongoing for the last six months regarding the question of my re-appointment.”He wouldn’t say why he believes that.Because Blaney has made the recommendation, the office will have the legal authority to continue until a final decision has been announced said Sapers.APTN asked Blaney’s office to confirm the recommendation, and whether it’s for a shorter term, but has yet to receive a response.Sapers’ reports on Canada’s prisons have been critical since he joined the office 11 years ago.In 2013, his office reported the number of Aboriginal peoples in prisons increased by nearly 50 per cent in the last 10 years, yet during the same period, the amount of Caucasian inmates dropped.Sapers’ found Aboriginal peoples represent a “staggering” 23 per cent of federal inmates but make up just 4.3 per cent of the total Canadian population.“These are disturbing trends that raise important questions about equality and our justice system in Canada” Sapers said in a press release.He also found that one-in-three women in federal prisons are Aboriginal.This trend is something that he still considers a “major” file in his office.“One of our major ongoing files has to do with the gaps and outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal offenders and to try to narrow that gap through appropriate programming,” he said.kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more