Man charged in rhino horns, elephant ivory trafficking case

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with conspiring to smuggle 10 tons of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns has been extradited to the United States from Kenya. U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said Mansur Mohamed Surur arrived Monday to face the charges in Manhattan federal court. An indictment charged him with conspiring in the illegal poaching of over 35 rhinoceros and more than 100 elephants. Surur pleaded not guilty at an initial court appearance and was detained. He was arrested by Kenyan authorities in Mombasa, Kenya, last July. Two co-defendants were brought to the United States last spring to face charges. A fourth individual is a fugitive.last_img

Racing Action

first_imgAyr plays host to the last Grand National of the season this afternoon – the Scottish National.The Nicky Henderson-trained Premier Bond is likely to go off as favourite when the grade three race goes to post at five-to-four.Here at home there’s an eight-race all flat card at Limerick from a quarter-past-one.last_img

Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for Covid-19, Donald Trump Jr. negative

first_imgKimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in South Dakota and as a result did not attend the Mount Rushmore event. She is asymptomatic and Trump Jr. has tested negative, according to media reports.Neither has been in direct contact with the president and did not fly on Air Force One.“After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure. She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic, but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events,” Sergio Gor, chief of staff for the Trump Victory Finance Committee, said in a statement. “Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self isolating and is canceling all public events.”Guilfoyle, 51, is one year older than first lady Melania Trump and was formally married to California governor Gavin Newsom.Trump Jr., 42, and Guilfoyle will be driving home rather than taking a flight, a source said.last_img read more

Lucky Eagle Casino July 9th – Nick Nicholson is coming to…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Tennessee native and rising country star Nick Nicholson is coming to the Northwest for a benefit concert for Lungs for Jake, a group raising money for Jake Drewry’s life-saving double lung transplant surgery. Nicholson grew up at the knee of his musical father and has been performing since he was twelve-years-old.After serving in the United States Air Force for ten years, Nicholson has returned to his passion – music, while still performing and volunteering at various veterans’ events throughout the year.Nick has performed with many other big country stars including Travis Tritt, Rodney Atkins, Trent Tomlinson, the Bellamy Brothers and Michelle Branch, just to name a few. Recently while performing at Toby Keith’s own bar, Keith himself joined him onstage for several songs.The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on July 9th at the Lucky Eagle Casino, just south of Olympia. Tickets are $35 and the show is 21 and over.Tickets are available at variety of locations including: The Olympia Fire Department (station 1), Lacey Fire Department (on Franz St.), Tumwater Fire Department, Littlerock Fire Department and Fire District 6 (Station 61 onNormandy).For more information on tickets or for ordering information contact Cherie Leyva at 360-791-2231.For more information on Lungs for Jake, or its soon-to-be nonprofit counterpart, Return to Life visit www.returntolife.org or check out Lungs for Jake Facebook page.For more information on Nick Nicholson visit www.nicknicholsonmusic.com.last_img read more

Valley West Hawks sweep Ice as Major Midget opens season

first_imgTy Westgard added five assists for the Hawks.Coy Prevost of Kimberley scored the lone goal for Kootenay.Saturday, Kootenay held period leads of 2-1 and 4-3 before Valley West scored four times in the third period to complete the comeback.Seven different players scored for the Hawks.Prevost, Aigne McGready-Bruce of Nelson, Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook and Spencer McLean of Montrose scored for the Ice.Kootenay travels to Richmond Saturday to face the Vancouver Northeast Giants in a two-game weekend series.The weekend series was the first taste of Major Midget hockey for new Kootenay coach Rob Wright.Wright replaced Mario DiBella last week after the former skipper resigned due to work commitments. Valley West Hawks scored early and often en route to a 9-1 shellacking of the Kootenay Ice in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The win came on the heels of a come-from-behind 7-4 victory by Valley West Hawks Saturday afternoon over the Ice in Nelson.The games marked the opening of the BCMMHL season.Jordan Funk, with his first of two on the night, scored in the first minute to begin the rout, poking a rebound past Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot of Trail.Luke Gingras scored twice with singles going to Paul Smith, Davis Koch, Mitch Newsome and captain Paul Savage.last_img read more