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Dominican magistrate fines Vincentian national $63,000.00 for drug related offenses

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Dominican magistrate fines Vincentian national $63,000.00 for drug related offenses by: – January 19, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Irwin MillerChief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste has fined a Vincentian national a total of $63, 000.00 on four drug related offenses.Forty-nine year old Irwin Miller of St. Vincent was on the 6th of January, 2012 intercepted by police officers during a drug bust in Soufriere along with four other men. Miller pleaded guilty on 9th January, 2012 to four charges; possession of Cannabis, possession with intent to supply Cannabis, Importation of Cannabis and illegal entry and was not required to plea for the fifth charge of conspiracy to import Cannabis as it is an indictable offense.According to Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes who presented the facts; “On 6th January, 2012 the Drug Squad Unit and Marine Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force were on an anti-drug operation in the Soufriere/Scotts Head area dressed in military wear and armed with relevant equipment. About 1:30am Sergeant Daniel who was in charge of the operation along with other police officers, noticed an open keeled boat approaching the island and it appeared to be approaching from Martinique. With the aid of night vision goggles the officers noticed the Defendant [Irwin Miller] in the boat. The officers kept their surveillance until the boat came on the beach on the Atlantic side of Scotts head. As the boat came in closer it was clear to the officers that someone else was with the Defendant. As the officers continued their surveillance the Defendant and other men disembarked from the boat and took from the boat a nylon bag and boarded a bus registration number PJ033. Shortly thereafter the officers also witnessed arrival of another man who came to the area where the boat was. Corporal Jno. Lewis P who was in charge of another section of men was given certain instructions and based on these instructions were able to intercept the bus and having stopped the bus, the police officers approached the bus. In that bus was the Defendant along with others and during a search of that bus a nylon bag was found with alleged Cannabis weed in a package. At that point the Defendant told the officers that he was suffering from a wound and in pain. They probed him ad saw that he had a wound in his waist area. The Defendant was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital for observation and was admitted to the Alford Ward while the other men were detained. On Sunday January 8th, 2012 he was discharged from the hospital and remanded in custody while the police continued their investigations. The Defendant, Miller was cautioned and asked to account for the marijuana and he replied, “I just bring that down from St. Vincent officer”. Corporal Jno. Lewis asked the Defendant for his travelling documents and probed him as to how he arrived here. He explained that he left without travelling documents namely a passport and had not done any declaration. Corporal Jno. Lewis took a representative sample of the alleged Cannabis in the presence of the Defendant and others to be sent to the Government Laboratory for analysis and testing. On Monday 9th January, 2012 the samples were positively tested to be marijuana by the Government Laboratory and they furnished the police with copies of their findings. As the investigation concluded, Corporal Jno. Lewis informed the Defendant of the offenses, he was formally cautioned and the charges were instituted. The Defendant is not known in this jurisdiction.”The nylon bag containing 22lbs/10 kilos of Cannabis was tendered into evidence as well as the representative samples and laboratory report. Attorney at Law Wayne Norde in making a plea in mitigation for his client told the Court that his client is 42 years old, the father of 5 children who are very dependent on him, a carpenter involved in the construction industry and often works as a maintenance man for hotels in St. Vincent.According to Norde, his client is a first time offender and that his instruction from his client is that “he got into the boat by error from St. Vincent as the boat drifted”. He explained that the Police might corroborate that his client came to Dominica in error as he was dressed in construction boots and cement torn jeans indicating that he had just come from a long day of work. According to Norde, a drug dealer would not have come dressed in such attire.Norde told the Court that his client is very remorseful and sorry that he found himself in such a situation where he came into an island where he does not know anybody and they are begging of the Court that a forceful fine be imposed but not a direct custodial sentence. He asked that his client be given a chance to return to his homeland and care for his family and children who are dependent on him. He concluded, “Be very, very lenient on him because of the unfortunate situation he found himself in”.Chief Magistrate Baptiste in sentencing the Defendant said that she must consider the prevalence of these kinds of offenses within the society and their known destructive nature as well as the use and the supply of drugs in our society. Magistrate Baptiste also told Norde that she did not quite agree with his plea in mitigation and asked; “Do you see what is happening to our young people, do you see what’s happening on the streets, do you see how many of them I have to send to the Psychiatric Unit? The public is demanding more but we are confined by the law. Some of them say the magistrate is too weak but they don’t realize that we are confined by the law.”On the illegal entry charge Magistrate Baptiste sentenced Miller to pay $3000.00 forthwith or in default serve 9 months imprisonment, on the possession of Cannabis charge $5000.00 forthwith or in default serve 9 months imprisonment, on the possession of Cannabis with intent to supply charge $20, 000.00 forthwith or in default serve 11 months imprisonment and on the importation of Cannabis charge $35, 000.00 forthwith or in default serve 1 year imprisonment. The Defendant has to $63, 000.00 to the Court immediately or will serve the prison sentences which will run concurrently.Meanwhile, John Sylvester of Portsmouth who was arrested along with the Defendant and pleaded not guilty to the charges has been remanded in custody for seven more days as he does not have a suitable surety. Yohan Flynn of Bath Road and Craig Cochrane of Upper Kingshill who were also arrested and charged with the Defendant received bail on 16th January, 2012. Yohan Flynn was the only one of the other Defendants who returned to Court for the sentencing of Miller.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

LaLiga trains women’s football coaches in Nigeria

first_img LaLiga has further strengthened relations between both institutions with these online classes, within the existing MoU with the highest competition in the African country, the NWFL. These sessions consist of some adapted and selected content that is part of a new comprehensive programme developed by LaLiga, called “LaLiga Women’s Football Coaching Methodology”. The original programme consists of a series of in-person courses organised into different levels of complexity, from the grassroots to the elite, focused on the specialities of women’s football. In this way, LaLiga has gone one step further by innovating and developing a unique training programme of its kind aimed at coaches and focused on women’s football. Training on and off the field is essential in order to lay the foundations for women’s football and, therefore, with this online methodology and these masterclass sessions, LaLiga helps to increase the visibility, development and professionalisation of women’s football. Aisha Falode, NWFL Chairperson said: “The NWFL and LaLiga have identified common grounds in our goals and vision for the future. Progress has been made and grounds covered in our partnership with La Liga since we signed the MOU in 2018. “Though a lot of work has gone into the activation points of the MOU in the last few months, the training- the- trainers programme is the first engagement entry point into many more activations to come within the scope of our MOU. Our goal here at the NWFL is simple and direct and it aligns with LaLiga’s, “to be a global league brand and among the best women leagues in the world.” Loading… In its continued commitment to women’s football, LaLiga provided two masterclass sessions for coaches of the Nigerian Women Football League.center_img “At LaLiga, we are extremely happy about the success of this first edition of the online masterclasses. NWFL is one of our key partners in Nigeria and, activating the MoU between both entities, was one of our priorities for this season,” said LaLiga Delegate in Nigeria, Guillermo Perez. “The fact that Nigeria was the first country in which we’ve trained through this new format and methodology, proves how important Nigeria is in LaLiga’s international development and how committed we are to the local football development. We hope this will be the first activation of many more to come with NWFL.” Despite the difficult situation that we are currently experiencing around the world, LaLiga has adapted and selected content, which was originally to be used in in-person sessions, to the online format, to facilitate participation. There will also be another version of this masterclass session, which will be focused on the initiation level in women’s football training, on 29 June with coaches from Kuwait. read also:Setien on LaLiga leadership: We just need to win These sessions are part of the different initiatives that LaLiga has been developing since the creation of the Women’s Football Department in 2015, with the aim of promoting and developing women’s football, as well as the role of women in sport in general and football in particular. LaLiga and the NWFL signed a memorandum of understanding in 2018 to bolster sustainable development and growth of women football in Nigeria by promoting gender equality in sports, through the integration of women in football while encouraging access to sports management, education and the development of CSR activities. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Carroll’s Blast Helps Argonauts Earn Split

first_img Share Carroll’s Blast Helps Argonauts Earn Split March 31, 2007Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – Julie Carroll’s (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Liberty Univ.) three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning helped lift West Florida to a 4-1 win over 13th Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday at the UWF Softball Complex. West Florida (23-18, 3-5 GSC) earned a split of the double header, while Alabama-Huntsville (31-10, 4-4) lost for just the second time in the last 10 games.After Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) and Alabama-Huntsville starter Courtney Hudson held both teams scoreless over the first three innings, Alabama-Huntsville scored first in the top of the fourth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Anna Parker drove in a run with an RBI single up the middle. But Walton settled down and retired the next two Lady Charger hitters to limit the damage. Third baseman Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC) made a diving stop and threw out Erin Duke at first base to end the inning.West Florida took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth inning. Medley came in to relieve Hudson and gave up a lead off single to Nicky VanCamp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC). After Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) reached on a fielder’s choice, runners were at second and third with one out after Staub’s successful sacrifice bunt. As the rain began falling, Carroll drove a pitch that was just inside the foul pole for her third home run of the season.West Florida tacked on an insurance run in the fifth inning. After Ashlee Simpson (Decatur, Ala./Jefferson State CC) doubled and advanced to third on an error, Walton laid down a bunt on the squeeze play that scored Simpson and gave West Florida a 4-1 lead.With one out in the top of the seventh inning, Alabama-Huntsville put runners at first and third after a single and error. But Walton retired Caroline Weatherly and pinch-hitter Sage Woodham on fly outs to seal the win.Walton (11-6) limited Alabama-Huntsville to one run on five hits while striking out five in a complete game victory. Medley (9-5) suffered the loss for Alabama-Huntsville after allowing four runs on six hits while striking out two in three innings of relief. Simpson led West Florida offensively with three hits and extended her hitting streak to nine games.West Florida will be back in action on Sunday against North Alabama (24-12, 5-3 GSC). First pitch of the double header is set for 12 p.m. CST. Listen to the game on Stretch Internet and follow the game with live stats on the softball home page of www.goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Twisters Soccer Team Knocks Off State Powerhouse Cavaliers

first_imgOldenburg Academy traveled north to Ft. Wayne and defeated Canterbury, 1-0.OA’s only goal came off of a free-kick just outside the left corner of the 18-yard box off Sam Mahoney.Canterbury was just moved this year to Class 2A after winning 2 consecutive state championships.Courtesy of Twisters Correspondent Sandy Mahoney.last_img

Railroad overpass in Columbus to open today

first_imgColumbus, IN— INDOT Contractors plans to switch S.R. 46 EB traffic to its new configuration at the railroad overpass in Columbus between 8 a.m. and noon today, weather permitting. At that time eastbound traffic will utilize the new bridge over the railroad and S.R. 11, as well as new loop ramps and a traffic signal. Westbound S.R. 46 will remain in its current pattern through mid-to-late July as work continues to prepare the bridge and ramps for traffic.The new signalized intersection at S.R. 46 and S.R. 11 is known as a “Green T” or “Continuous Green T” intersection. These types of intersections allow for free-flow traffic in one direction (S.R. 11 SB) by using acceleration and merge lanes for left-turn movements to and from the intersecting road (S.R. 46). The signal at the new intersection will be activated today as well.Also scheduled today is the reopening of S.R. 11 at S.R. 46 following pavement reconstruction and drainage work. Lane restrictions that began in early May on the 3rd Street bridge will also be removed following a polymeric deck overlay.Contract work will continue near the new overpass through the rest of the summer and fall into next spring, including removal of existing S.R. 46, seeding, sodding and project clean-up. Motorists are reminded to slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones, especially as drivers adjust to new traffic patterns.last_img read more

Matches cancelled in France following Paris terror attacks

first_imgAll five of this weekend’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup rugby union matches taking place in France have been postponed following the Paris terror attacks which left at least 128 people dead, European Professional Club Rugby has announced. Press Association There had been three matches scheduled for Saturday, which were the Champions Cup fixtures between Oyonnax-Ulster and Racing 92-Glasgow Warriors, and this evening’s Castres-Pau match in the Challenge Cup. Sunday’s Champions Cup matches between Bordeaux-Clermont Auvergne, and Toulon-Bath, have also been postponed to be rescheduled for a later date. An EPCR statement read: ” EPCR extends its sincerest sympathies to everyone affected by the Paris attacks and as a mark of respect, all clubs competing in this weekend’s remaining Champions Cup and Challenge Cup fixtures in other territories have been asked to observe a minute’s silence before the games kick-off.” France declared a national state of emergency and closed its borders after at least six attacks were reported across Paris. Since then an increasing number of sporting events scheduled for this weekend in France have been postponed, including horse racing, athletics and figure skating meetings. There have also been widespread messages of support for the victims of the tragedy from across the world of sport, with various governing bodies and clubs announcing plans to hold tributes this weekend. The Football League announced that a minute’s silence would be observed before all of its games in Leagues One and Two as a mark of respect, while the Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Government released a joint statement after calling off a reception to mark the team’s qualification for Euro 2016. UEFA also said that all of its matches in the Euro 2016 play-offs, Under-21 Internationals and Under-19 Futsal Cup over the coming days would see players wear black armbands and a minute’s silence would be observed. It remains to be seen whether England’s friendly with France at Wembley on Tuesday will still go ahead, with the Football Association set to speak to the French Football Federation (FFF) on Saturday. One of Friday’s attacks took place near the Stade de France, where Les Bleus were playing Germany. ”It is a very serious and tragic matter,” an FA spokesman said. ”If there is any update on the match on Tuesday we will announce in due course. ”We will liaise with the French Football Federation over the weekend. ”The FA sends its deep condolences to the victims of this tragic event.” When asked whether the match was likely to be cancelled, FFF media officer Philippe Tournon told Press Association Sport: ”No decision has been made.” FFF president Noel Le Graet said in a statement: ”The French Football Federation shares the emotion that shakes the nation following the tragic events of Friday in Paris and around the Stade de France. ”The FFF shares the grief of the bereaved families and relatives.” The FFF later confirmed it had cancelled a France press conference and open training session scheduled for Saturday. The French will train behind closed doors at their Clairefontaine base instead. The attacks raise serious concerns about fans’ safety at Euro 2016, which is being held in France. Le Graet told L’Equipe: ”For the Euro, there was already a big worry. Today it’s obviously even stronger.” last_img read more

Four teams officially withdraw as contract yet to surface

first_imgBy: Ras WadadaWITH less than one week before kick-off of the long awaited start of season two of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)-Stag Elite League, players and fans are uncertain of the future of the ‘Beautiful Game’, which appears to be weathering quite a storm in recent times.As it is, four teams have officially written to the GFF declaring that they will not participate in the expanded season, which now includes newcomers Victoria Kings of East Coast Demerara and Upper-Demerara’s Top XX. The disgruntled teams — Slingerz FC, Alpha United, Pele FC and GFC — are demanding that the GFF agrees to an arbitration to settle the ongoing dispute.At a press conference held last week, the four clubs insisted that the rules and regulations for the inaugural competition constituted the signed contract agreement between the then Normalisation Committee and the eight Elite Clubs.The Wayne Forde-led Administration has, from inception of the impasse, maintained that while there was a signed document regarding the rules and regulations of the competition, it does not constitute a contract.The administration is also saying that the Executive Committee is empowered to modify and make changes to the League according to the GFF’s Constitution (Art.36: para. ii). To date, the infamous contract binding the GFF is yet to surface, and the Federation is claiming it does not have any such document.Last Monday was the deadline for registration of teams for the Stag Elite League season two; and according to a reliable source, six teams have registered, while GFC; Pele FC; Alpha United; and Champions, Slingerz FC, have formally withdrawn from the League.The GFF, meantime, continues to prepare for the November 13th kick-off at the DCC ground in Queenstown, and has indicated that all ten teams have registered.The Federation yesterday completed the process of paying outstanding debts to clubs for the last season.The off-field distractions over the last month have left some stakeholders confused, but an insider has predicted that all issues will be put to rest soon, and it is more than likely that disciplinary action will be taken against any member of the GFF who refuses to acknowledge or accept any directive from CONCACACAF or FIFA.For the good of the game, it is hoped that the GFF can share with the aggrieved clubs the guidance it has received from CONCACAF which has led to the dismissal of the request for mediation to resolve the stalemate. This is so that we can have full participation in the ‘Beautiful Game’ of the Stag Elite League season two.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.5 million, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press, helping to alleviate one of the Super Bowl champions’ biggest concerns ahead of the NFL draft.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced. ESPN.com first reported it.Breeland started 15 of 16 games for the Chiefs last season, which he played on a one-year prove-it deal after an injury-shortened season in Green Bay. He also started all three playoff games and was instrumental in helping the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers for their first championship in five decades.MLB-FRANCHISE VALUESYanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimates Associated Press Lopez and Martinez pleaded not guilty, as did the sports marketing company Full Play Group SA, which also is charged with racketeering. Judge Pamela Chen of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ordered both to surrender their passports and imposed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfews. Lopez is in Los Angeles, and Martinez is in Miami.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSHORSE tournament to be streamed on ESPN’s appUNDATED (AP) — The NBA says players will receive their full checks when the next payday for most of them arrives on April 15 despite no games having been played for more than a month at that point. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been in talks for weeks about the status of salaries during the game’s shutdown. The last NBA games were played March 11, the day that Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus. The pandemic will lead to the delay of at least 259 regular-season games through April 15, what would have been the end of the regular season.In other developments related to the coronavirus: The Oilers, through Cave’s family, provided an update on Cave’s status Thursday on their Twitter account.The 25-year-old native of Battleford, Saskatchewan, was airlifted Tuesday to Sunnybrook Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.Cave’s wife, Emily, posted an update on Instagram on Wednesday after seeing him through a window with his parents and talking to him via a walkie-talkie. She said the family is no longer allowed to be in the hospital because of COVID-19 rules. She said they have no idea when they will be allowed to see him again.NFL-CHIEFS-BREELANDAP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year deal Update on the latest sports NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last year and 47% more than the No. 2 Los Angeles Dodgers at $3.4 billion.The Yankees are second among all sports in Forbes’ evaluations to the Dallas Cowboys, listed at $5.5 billion in the last NFL ranking.The Yankees’ YES Network broadcasts Forbes “SportsMoney” television show.The Boston Red Sox are third at $3.3 billion, Forbes said Thursday, followed by the Chicago Cubs ($3.2 billion), San Francisco ($3.1 billion), the New York Mets ($2.4 billion), St. Louis ($2.2 billion) and Philadelphia ($2 billion).Miami was last at $980 million, a drop of $20 million. Also near the bottom were Kansas City ($1.025 billion), Tampa Bay ($1.05 billion), Cincinnati ($1.075 billion) and Oakland ($1.1 billion). April 9, 2020 Forbes estimates the MLB average team value rose 4% from last year to $1.85 billion, the smallest annual appreciation since a 2% rise in 2010.FIFA INVESTIGATIONFormer Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer caseNEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption.Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with alleged payments to officials of the South American governing body CONMEBOL. The indictment, unsealed Monday, also contended they made illegal payments to win broadcast rights for Fox to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. — The Los Angeles Clippers are getting together for workouts while the NBA season is suspended — via video conference calls. Up to 10 players at a time tune in to do workouts led by the team’s performance staff since the league shut down practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve also been using workout equipment tailored for each player and provided by the team. Coach Doc Rivers says that’s led to trash talking while watching each other work out.— Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts. The reductions are expected to save about $15 million to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately $10 million of that estimated savings comes from salary reductions for men’s basketball coach Chris Mack, football coach Scott Satterfield, women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz and baseball coach Dan McDonnell.— UFC 249 has been canceled after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 249 was scheduled for April 18, and White planned to follow it with weekly fight cards from Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on tribal land in California’s Central Valley.— Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano is back in New York after completing his quarantine period following a positive test for the coronavirus. Castellano tested positive for COVID-19 last month as part of a physical mandated by Gulfstream Park to determine if he could be cleared to ride in the Florida Derby on March 28. He quarantined in Florida and said he was largely asymptomatic throughout his time with the virus.— Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28, more than two months after it was suspended. The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series. Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-OILERS-CAVEOilers say Colby Cave remains in medically induced comaTORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week. — The World Curling Federation has canceled its championships this year. The men’s, women’s, mixed doubles and senior championships will not be held in 2020. The WCF has adjusted its qualifying for the 2021 world championships and the 2022 Winter Olympics to compensate for the missing tournaments.— The International Tennis Federation is putting about half of its staff on furlough and cutting other employees’ salaries because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move includes a 30% pay drop in 2020 for ITF President David Haggerty and reductions of 10% or 20% for others.— The Kentucky Derby Museum is looking to unload all merchandise for the 146th Derby dated May 2. The race has been postponed from that date to Sept. 5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, over 300 Derby 146 items with the old date will be available for online sale from April 15 to May 3. The museum will donate 20% of sales proceeds to two funds that help those affected by COVID-19.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Botofago FC, Dynamic FC book KFC U-20 Independence Cup semi-final spots

first_imgTWO of four quarter-final clashes in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/KFC U-20 Independence Cup National Playoffs yesterday saw Upper Demerara FA champions Botofago FC and East Coast Demerara outfit, Dynamic FC, book semi-final spots with wins in their respective fixtures.Playing in the first match of the day at the GFF National Training Centre (NTC), Providence, East Bank Demerara, Dynamic took on New Amsterdam United and came out on top in a relatively one-sided affair with three second-half goals ensuring they will feature in the semi-finals next weekend.While the first half went by goalless, Abguyi Aewery opened Dynamic’s account in the 78th minute before Shamar Dublin in the 86th and Keon Williams in the 90th minutes put their side firmly into the semis.Meanwhile, in the second and final quarter-final fixture of the day, Botofago needed a goal in the closing stages of their match against Timehri Panthers to go through. It was an action-packed game with Botofago taking the lead in the first half as Andree Mayers struck in the 42nd minute to put his team 1-0 up at halftime. However, the Panthers levelled in the 66th minute through the boot of Ernest McLean and just six minutes later (72nd minute) they went 2-1 up when Shanon Samnauth scored.Botofago had other ideas though and Jamiane Kingston drew his team level in the 77th minute before Leon Jones netted in the final minute (90+1) to break the Timehri Panthers’ hearts and seal a semi-final berth for his side.Matches continue today at the same venue when Georgetown Association runners-up Santos FC clash with Strikers FC at 13:00hrs.Georgetown Association champions Fruta Conquerors will tackle Buxton United in what is set to be one of the tournament’s most exciting clashes at 15:30hrs.Winners of the tournament will pocket $500 000 plus a trophy and medals while second-placers will collect $300 000, a trophy and medals.For their efforts, third-place finishers will receive $200 000, a trophy and medals while fourth place will collect a prize, a trophy and medals.The semi-finals are set for next Saturday with the third-place and final on July 1. (Michelangelo Jacobus)last_img read more

Windies allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall eyes successful Test career

first_imgRAHKEEM Cornwall has only played three Test matches but if he gets to have things to go his way, he will be playing a lot more before he puts his bat away for good.The gigantic 27-year-old Antiguan all-rounder is currently playing for the St Lucia Zouks in the 2020 Hero CPL and it is an opportunity to perhaps get his foot in the door of the international franchises that have signed many of his Caribbean colleagues, who have flourished.However, his primary focus is on becoming a permanent fixture in the West Indies senior Test side.“If I can play the T20 format and travel the world and play leagues it would be good but my aim is to be one of the most successful Test players out there,” Cornwall said in a recent interview.“Playing Test cricket is the art of cricket, everyone wants to play Test cricket and do well. I have already played the format, I just want to make sure I get what I am really looking for in Test cricket and when my times comes to retire, I don’t have any regrets.”In the three Tests he has played, Cornwall has taken 13 wickets.(Sportsmax)last_img read more