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first_imgBangalore, May 18: Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their playoff hopes alive as Sunrisers Hyderabad’s skipper Kane Williamson (81 off 42) and Manish Pandey’s (62 not-out off 38) blistering knock went in vain in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.It was once again Williamson, who along with Pandey forged a crucial partnership to take Hyderabad on the verge of another nail-biting win. However, it was the hosts who clinched the issue by 14 runs to keep their playoff dream alive.Chasing the massive 219-run target, Hyderabad openers Shikhar Dhawan (18) and Alex Hales (37) took their side to a quick start, accumulating 47 runs in the first five overs.However, the decent start was short-lived as Yuzvendra Chahal drew the first blood for the hosts in the sixth over when Dhawan came down the track but chipped back to the bowler.With addition of another 17 runs in Hyderabad’s scorecard, AB de Villiers took a stunning catch at deep midwicket to pack back Hales off a Moeen Ali delivery.Skipper Williamson and Pandey then took the command, taking their side to touch the three-figure mark in 11.3 overs.Meanwhile, the Hyderabad captain slammed his half-century off 28 balls, helping his side inch closer to the target.The duo went on to forge a crucial 135-run partnership for the third wicket, lifting the visitors to 199 runs in 19.1 overs.With 19 needed off the final over, Mohammed Siraj jolted Hyderabad dismissing the visiting skipper to bring back Bangalore in the game.Williamson’s knock was laced with seven fours and five sixes.Pandey and incoming batsman Deepak Hooda could only manage five runs off the final five deliveries as the hosts sealed the match by 14 runs to keep them afloat in the league.For Bangalore, Chahal, Siraj and Ali bagged one wicket each.Earlier, de Villiers and Moeen Ali smacked breezy half centuries to help Bangalore overcome a shaky start and post a mammoth 218/6 against Hyderabad in a must-win tie.De Villiers (69 from 39 balls; 4×12, 6×1) and Moeen (65 from 34; 4×2, 6×6) put on a 107-run third wicket stand to resurrect RCB’s innings which fell apart after the early loss of the opening duo of Parthiv Patel (1) and skipper Virat Kohli (12).Put in to bat, Parthiv failed to take advantage of the dropped chance off the very first ball and departed off the final ball off Sandeep Sharma, caught by Siddharth Kaul at third man.Kohli followed his opening partner soon after adding 32 runs with de Villiers, as the India skipper’s struggle with the spinners continued in this edition of the IPL. The right-hander attempted to slog Rashid Khan’s fuller length delivery hoping for a googly only to find his stumps re-arranged.Struggling at 32/2, de Villiers and Moeen changed the complexion of the innings in no time, with both batsmen trying to outscore each other as it started raining boundaries at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.De Villiers started with two consecutive boundaries off Shakib Al Hasan before sending the other Hyderabad bowlers to the leather hunt, before Moeen joined the party by welcoming rookie pacer Basil Thampi with two consecutive sixes.In no time, the South African veteran brought up his half century in mere 32 balls, when he pulled medium pacer Kaul for a boundary before Moeen, who was dropped on 23 by Dhawan off Sandeep, turned on the heat by meting out some special treatment to Thampi.The English southpaw mercilessly smacked Thampi for a boundary to bring up his maiden IPL half century off just 25 balls before Afghan leg-spinner Rashid came back to break the partnership in a span of three balls.Rashid first saw the back of de Villiers brilliantly caught by Dhawan at deep backward square before packing Moeen one ball later, caught behind by Shreevats Goswami.With both the set batsmen back in the dug out, the visitors sniffed at a smaller total when they packed an in-form Mandeep Singh (4) cheaply.But New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme (40 from 17; 4×1, 6×4) and teenaged Sarfaraz Khan (22 not out from 8; 4×3, 6×1) lit up the stadium with some late order fireworks, to ensure the home side crossed the 200-run mark with a quick-fire 34-run stand.For the tourists, Rashid once again emerged the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/27, while Siddharth and Sandeep chipped in with two and one wickets, respectively.Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 218/6 (AB de Villiers 69, Moeen Ali 65; Rashid Khan 3/27) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 204/3 (Kane Williamson 81, Manish Pandey 62 not out; Moeen Ali 1/21) by 14 runs. (IANS)last_img read more

first_imgTHE 2020 edition of the Milo Schools Football tournament will kick off this weekend with three matches each today and tomorrow.In the first of the three matches, President’s College will play Queenstown Secondary at noon after which Marian Academy face St Joseph High from 13:45hrs.East Ruimveldt take on St Stanislaus College from 15:30hrs as the last match of the afternoon.Tomorrow, Bishops’ High open the day with a battle against Cummings Lodge with Christianburg Secondary meeting Golden Grove ad 13:45hrs.Lodge Secondary and Ann’s Grove will play the last game of the afternoon.MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPORT The Ministry of Public Health has once again joined the tournament under its ‘Stop Gender-Based Violence’ Campaign.During a press conference on Thursday, the importance of this campaign was underscored by Senior Health Promotion Officer, Lauren Bancroft.The 2020 Milo Schools Football kicks off at the Ministry of Education ground at noon.“We have seen, in our society a surge of violence and we need to encourage young persons about the importance of having a healthy home, a healthy family environment because overall this will promote a healthier nation. So the message of remembering that we’re all human and we all have a purpose in life and must cherish life, we need to encourage not only the young men, but the young women.”Petra’s co-Director Troy Mendonca believes that the tournament has the right basis to give the campaign much needed light.“But I think now, with what we’ve seen over the past couple of months and maybe a year, I think we should broaden it to stop violence in the whole.“I’m happy that the Petra Organisation tournament is able to provide a platform for the ministry to join with us to eradicate a social ill that we’re faced with, especially at the school level,” Mendonca stated.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Leventis United Chief Coach, Emmanuel Okoh, 65, died in Lagos on Tuesday.According to a press statement endorsed on behalf of the family by Charles Okoh, news editor of Champion Newspapers Limited, the coach died in the early hours of yesterday after a protracted illness in a Lagos hospital.An ex-footballer, Okoh, in his playing days captained Leventis Football Club (Iddo Tigers) in Lagos before being made coach of the Ibadan-based all-conquering Leventis United.Coach Okoh was voted the best coach in the country when he led the Leventis United to the finals of the African Cup Winners Cup.He also coached Calabar Rovers, Delta Steel FC, Aladja as well as Union Bank of Lagos, before quitting coaching to venture into other business endeavours.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The caller ID on Alex Bono’s cell phone displayed a number from Orange County, California.The former Syracuse goalkeeper was on his way to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for the Hermann Trophy Award presentation on Jan. 9 and had no idea who could’ve been calling from that area code.“Hello, is this Alex?” the voice said in a German accent. “This is Jurgen Klinsmann.”Bono’s first reaction was that it was either Juuso Pasanen or Julian Buescher, both Europeans and former SU teammates, playing a prank on him. Never did he think it could be Klinsmann, the head coach of the United States men’s national team.“You’re messing with me, right?” Bono asked.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut after Klinsmann started talking in great detail about the national team’s training camp three days away, Bono was convinced the offer from the other end was real.His call-up to Team USA came only two days after he signed off on turning pro. And though he wasn’t one of the 23 chosen to travel overseas with the team, it was an invaluable experience preceding the start of his Major League Soccer career. The next chapter began Tuesday with Toronto FC, the team that drafted him sixth overall on Jan. 15, capping a three-week period in which his life transformed after becoming the first player to leave SU early for the MLS.“It’s a different way of life and this is a job now for me,” Bono said. “That’s the most fulfilling part and it’s also the most challenging part. There’s no more heading to Lucy’s on Saturday nights, there’s no more doing that stuff. It’s business.”When they were young children, Alex and his brother Christian, now 18, would play U-10 indoor soccer at The CNY Family Sports Centre in Syracuse. They’d walk right through the woods behind their Baldwinsville, New York house and kick around at Kerri Hornaday Park.“‘One day I’m going to play for the USA soccer team,’” Christian said his brother would profess. “We always thought he’d finish college, go do whatever and maybe go play with the U.S. team.“It’s ironic to look back and say all these years he knew it was going to happen.”To elevate his career to this level, though, Bono had to make one of the hardest decisions of his life.He’s lived 20 minutes from SU for almost 21 years. He’s a “die-hard Syracuse everything fan.” After being asked his thoughts on the Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry ahead of the NCAA tournament Sweet 16, Bono admitted that he hates Georgetown.But the national team is looking to draw players from the U.S.’s U-20 squad, Bono said, and most of the teenagers on that team are already professionals. Bono’s stock would never be as high as it was right after his junior season, so he knew staying in college would only hinder his chance at eventually getting to play for his country.After receiving the call from Klinsmann two days after turning pro, Bono attended the Hermann Trophy ceremony in Missouri, then returned to train at Manley Field House and finally headed off to Carson, California to join Team USA.On the first day, Bono walked down to breakfast and saw players he’s used on FIFA, men he’s idolized when watching the World Cup and national heroes in his favorite sport.When he was introduced to the team by Klinsmann, Bono received a wry “Oh, this isn’t college anymore, no more college parties.”“Obviously, I know it’s a whole different ballgame,” Bono said. “I’m stepping up to a place where it’s the cream of the crop and I have to learn quickly.”A typical day at Team USA camp would first consist of breakfast, training and lunch. Then the team would hit the gym, study formations in the classroom and go out in Santa Monica for food.On Jan. 15 before training, Bono sat in the locker room at 9:30 a.m., 30 minutes before he needed to be out on the field. The MLS Draft was starting, and Bono hoped he’d be able to see himself get picked in time.After New York City FC took a five-minute timeout with the second pick, Bono stopped watching and went to practice. He knew NYCFC had high interest in him and was contemplating taking him, but when a Team USA media relations member told Bono that Oregon State’s Khiry Shelton was the choice at No. 2, there was a moment of doubt.“Oh sh*t,” Bono muttered under his breath. “I’m going to drop and I’m not sure where I’m going to go.”The media relations representative stopped telling Bono the picks but at the team’s pre-practice huddle, Klinsmann called Bono into the middle. Cameras shined on the huddle from all around, Bono said, and Klinsmann told him, “I want to introduce you to your new teammate,” pointing at USA and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley.“Being at that national camp was a great experience for him,” said Kim Bono, Alex’s mother. “That, I think, gave him a leg up now even moving onto the Toronto scene.”After being cut, Bono made his last rounds in the place he’s called home for 20-plus years before going up to Toronto.On Saturday night, he sat at home talking with his grandparents and uncle. The next morning, he returned to SU and visited his former teammates to say his goodbyes.“People look at him like this big, hard, soccer player who’s the boss of everything,” Christian said. “He’s got a soft side. He cares, he’s really a big teddy bear.”Over the past three weeks, Bono’s profile has risen dramatically. He’s lost track of his Instagram followers as it’s climbed into the thousands and he now boasts about 700 more Twitter followers than before he turned pro.He admitted he’ll need to be more cautious of everything he says, does and posts now that he’s a role model to a larger audience. It’s a challenge Bono knows is coming, but one he’s well-equipped for.“The guy has been through a lot in the past three or four weeks and how does he handle it?” said his father, Mark Bono. “He’s pretty mentally tough and he’s gone about things the right way.”Bono will be doing exactly what he’s done his whole life, but he’ll be doing it in a different country, and now, for money.It’s daunting, but what he’s always wanted.“It’s here,” Bono said. “It’s reality now.” Comments Published on January 29, 2015 at 12:20 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

first_img Published on April 28, 2016 at 11:11 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Related Stories Syracuse uses 3 pitchers for just 3rd time this season in 8-6 win over Siena Three pitches into the third inning, Syracuse already had a run scored. Two batters later, Hannah Dossett stepped in with two outs and a runner on base. Down 1-2 in the count, SU head coach Mike Bosch yelled, “Battle here 10!” to Dossett, who wears No. 10.Then Siena starter Danielle Cacciola stepped back, grabbed a handful of dirt and tossed it aside. She had already given up two runs in the inning.“When we got down 4-1, I just asked them to you know, battle and compete,” Bosch said. “And they responded with three that inning and three the next inning.”On the next pitch, Alicia Hansen one-hopped the “ACC” sign in dead center, scoring Dossett and evening the score at four. It was the fifth hit for the Orange in the inning, the fourth which came on the first pitch of the at-bat.That aggressive approach from the middle of the lineup propelled Syracuse (27-21, 9-11 Atlantic Coast) to an 8-6 game 2 win over Siena (21-18, 6-6 Mid Atlantic Athletic) on Thursday at SU Softball Stadium. The Orange won game 1 in five innings, 9-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s two through seven hitters combined to go 13-for-21 in the game. Out of the two hole, Rachel Burkhardt went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Sydney O’Hara went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the cleanup spot. Dossett and Hansen combined to go 5-for-7 from the six and seven holes, respectively.“We had a lot of good at bats, a lot of line drives,” Bosch said. “Especially out of the middle of our order.”In the fourth, SU took advantage of a throwing error by Saints catcher Sammy Smaldone. With Kelsey Johnson at second, a wild pitch to Corinne Ozanne sent the ball ricocheting off the backstop, prompting Johnson to sprint toward third.The ball skidded right to Smaldone, who fired toward third base to try to gun down Johnson. But, with Ozanne standing as still as a statue in the box, Smaldone’s throw hit Ozanne’s bat. The ball trickled near the SU dugout and Johnson scored easily.Two walks, a single and a sac fly later, the Orange had again put up three runs for the second consecutive inning. The three-run fourth gave SU a 7-1 lead that was just enough for Jocelyn Cater to earn the win.In the sixth, O’Hara injured her left leg on the bases. She left the game and exited the dugout on crutches. But with four hits in game 2, O’Hara was in the thick of the Orange’s offensive explosion.At 12:30 p.m., two and a half hours before game 1’s first pitch, SU watched film on how Siena’s pitchers attack hitters. Typically, SU will only study the conference opponents, but Bosch wanted to give his hitters an idea of what they would see in the games.“It’s not an hour long class session,” Bosch said. “It’s 15, 20 minutes so we feel like we’re at least a little prepared of what we’re going to get.”Siena pitchers are reliant on screwballs and curveballs to get hitters out, Bosch said. They didn’t throw many changeups nor did they change the heights of their pitches. This allowed SU hitters to look for one side of the plate on Thursday.Hansen was one of several Orange hitters who benefited from the pregame film session. She sat on the inside pitch after assistant coach Alisa Goler told her to look for it. If it wasn’t inside, Hansen wasn’t going to swing. She also backed off the plate an inch or two so she could get her hands out quicker than she normally would.This approach helped Syracuse dig itself out of the early hole and emerge on top after seven innings.“When we were down 4-1, we just had to come back right after,” Hansen said, “and we did.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgUganda/Senegal v Morocco/Benin, 30 June Stadium (1600)Cameroon/Nigeria v Egypt/South Africa, Cairo International Stadium (1900)Thursday, July 11Mali/Ivory Coast v Algeria/Guinea, Suez Stadium (1600)Madagascar/DR Congo v Ghana/Tunisia, Al Salam Stadium (1900)Semi-finalsSunday, July 14Uganda/Senegal/Morocco/Benin v Madagascar/DR Congo/Ghana/Tunisia, 30 June Stadium (1600)Mali/Ivory Coast/Algeria/Guinea v Cameroon/Nigeria/Egypt/South Africa, Cairo International Stadium (1900)Third placeWednesday, July 17Losing semi-finalists, Al Salam Stadium (1900)FinalFriday, July 19Winning semi-finalists, Cairo International Stadium (1900) Uganda will face Senegal while Egypt take on Kenya. PHOTO AFP Qualified for #AFCON2019 Round of 16 Nigeria Egypt Algeria Morocco Madagascar Uganda Ivory Coast Cameroon Senegal Tunisia Ghana MaliBEST 3rd placed teams Guinea DR Congo Benin South AfricaCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | The final sixteen places at the African Nations Cup have been confirmed this evening, with South Africa edging out Kenya to snatch the final place.This follows a Mali 1-0 victory over Angola, and a stalemate between Tunisia and Mauritania.Last 16 matches:Egypt vs South Africa Madagascar vs DRC Nigeria vs Cameroon Senegal vs Uganda Algeria vs Guinea Morocco vs Benin Mali vs Côte d’Ivoire Ghana vs Tunisia Friday, July 5Morocco v Benin, Al Salam Stadium, Cairo (1600)Uganda v Senegal, Cairo International Stadium (1900)Saturday, July 6Nigeria v Cameroon, Alexandria Stadium (1600)Egypt v South Africa, Cairo International Stadium (1900)Sunday, July 7Madagascar v Democratic Republic of Congo, Alexandria Stadium (1600)Algeria v Guinea, 30 June Stadium, Cairo (1900)Monday, July 8Mali v Ivory Coast, Suez Stadium (1600)Ghana v Tunisia, Ismailia Stadium (1900)Quarter-finalsWednesday, July 10 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – Red Bank Regional (RBR) junior Matthew Rosen of Little Silver has achieved a notable accomplishment in his musical career with his selection to the exclusive All-Eastern Honors Band.Matt Rosen, a Red Bank Regional High School junior, has been playing clarinet since he was 10.Matt will play bass clarinet for the ensemble. The band is composed of 150 of the best musicians in 12 states on the East Coast from Maine to Virginia, with only 16 percent of that number coming from New Jersey.The ensemble convenes every other year, and the players are picked from among the best musicians in their state, having performed with their All-State Honor Musical Ensembles, which alone is a major feat.Matt achieved this last year, along with the Region II Band and All-Shore Band honors. He was seated as first chair alto clarinet in the 2012 All State Wind Ensemble and was also accepted to the wind ensemble on contra alto and bass clarinet. He played first chair bass clarinet in the 2011 and 2012 All-Shore Band.The All-Eastern Band is one of five honors ensembles and includes concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, treble voice chorus and jazz ensemble. The groups, which feature 780 of the most musically talented high school students in the Eastern Region of the U.S., will give a virtuoso performance on Sun­day, April 7, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Morten­sen Hall, in Hartford, Conn.Matt began his deep interest with the clarinet at age 10. It has been a major focus of his life ever since. He has studied both privately and as an instrumental music major in RBR’s Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts, where he plays in the orchestra as well as the concert and jazz bands. “I have only known Matt for about three months; however, I quickly learned what an accomplished musician he is,” said RBR’s new band teacher Ross Chu. “He has developed a mastery of his instrument that is very impressive for someone as young as he is. His love of music and his desire to learn and improve his playing ability is truly inspiring.”Matt’s long-time private teacher, Jennifer Brush, coincidentally was the last RBR student to make the All Eastern Band in 2003. She is currently the Markham Place Middle School orchestra and choir director.Matt plays bass clarinet in the Rutgers University Sym­phonic Band, conducted by Darryl Bott. He was recommended to the position by Dr. Maureen Hurd, chairman of the Mason Gross Woodwind Department. He is the only high school student to ever play with this ensemble. Additionally, Matthew studies the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones with the well-known saxophonist Dr. Paul Cohen from Manhattan School of Music and Rutgers.Next to his selection to the All Eastern Band, Matt considers his biggest accomplishment to be his acceptance to the highly competitive Man­hattan School of Music Pre-College Program where he studies clarinet with Renee Rosen. Matt spends every Sat­urday in Manhattan in this prestigious program. He hopes this will help him realize another dream: that of studying music at this exceptional conservatory of music, al­though he is also very fond of Rutgers’ music program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.“I just love it and believe I was born to play,” Matt said.last_img read more

first_imgThe room gave him a heartfelt ovation and he turned once more with the phrases of thanks which his brother learn: “Many thanks to the jury for this award, which is a reinforcement to transfer ahead with enthusiasm. Inside the misfortune that I’ve to dwell I really feel a really fortunate human being for issues like this. (…) I dedicate it to all who’re glad that he has received it. Additionally to Rafael Nadal. With such good materials, good articles all the time come out. And I dedicate it particularly to my father, who’s at the moment combating a tough most cancers that all of us need to overcome. ”The Affiliation additionally made a particular distinction with José María Lorente, veteran Marca journalist, for his skilled profession. Deserved recognition from Budapest for Spanish journalism.AIPS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>José María Lorente greets together with his particular award for his profession.AIPS The Worldwide Sports activities Journalism Affiliation (AIPS) delivered yesterday at the Corinthia lodge in Budapest (Hungary) the prizes to the greatest publications of the yr.Carlos Matallanas, an AS journalist, obtained ex aequo along with Sebastian Ignacio Torok, a journalist from La Nación, second place in the Greatest Column class. The Nepali Prajwal Oli, from the Kathmandu Put up, received first prize.The jury thus distinguished the Letter to Rafael Nadal Y printed in AS in June 2019 Carlos Matallanas wrote together with his pupils, as he has been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The work features a double unique concept: the recognition of the values ​​transmitted by the tennis participant and the private impulse that it implies for the journalist in his battle with the illness.Video and emotion.Carlos Matallanas, represented at the gala by his brother Javier Gómez Matallanas, was additionally current via a video in which he defined the causes that led him to write the letter simply after the twelfth Roland Garros de Nadal. “Nothing I wrote appeared unique to me, so I wrote a direct letter. It occurred to me to speak about what the greatest Spanish athlete meant and the way it helps me in my struggle towards adversity. These awards are a very good alternative to extol sport values, ”he defined. AIPS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Javier G. Matallanas collected the award on behalf of his brother CarlosAIPSlast_img read more

first_imgThe death of a footballer identified as Lawrence Blaye alias Karteh has ended the Johnson Gbor Tournament in Grand Bassa County.The incident took place last Sunday during the second match at the football pitch, in Gbonyee Tour Town, in District # 4.The chairman of the Movement For Change, Helter Wragboe told the Daily Observer that during the first half of the match between Kpowein Clan FC and Sehkehpol Clan FC, the late Blaye received a volley pass and connected with a team-mate, he suddenly collapsed.Mr. Wragboe revealed that when they all rushed to rescue him he was unconscious, until a health pracetioner in the area examined him and discovered that he was dead.He said after the discovery they took the body to a funeral home in Buchanan.Mr. Wragboe revealed that the deceased was once allegedly attacked by a leopard and they fought before he stabbed the leopard before it escaped into the bush, near Sehkehpol in Kpowein Clan in the district.The Late Blaye got sick for almost a year, and later was healed by a herbalist, he added, “The people of Sehkepol, a clan located near the beach of the Atlantic Ocean in the district advised him to leave the area and so Blaye later traveled to Monrovia.”He mentioned that when the tournament started in February this year, being a skipper, his friends sent for him to be featured on the Sehkehpol Clan FC and he agreed and came to the clan again.The late Blaye, a former player of Alpro FC a 3rd Division Team was laid to rest, but before then the people of Kpowein Clan demanded his burial in their clan from where his father hailed. He said Clan insisted they wanted his remains to be buried in his mother’s town in Sehkehpol Clan.Finally the Kpowein people, he said forcefully and angrily took the body from the Sehkehpol Clan people and buried the remains in Kpowein Clan. On the tournament itself, the organizers, Movement For Change, which gears towards uniting the people featured six clans in District # 4, including Newcess, Joegbarn, Little Kollah , Grand Kollah , Sehkehpol and Kpowein.It is in honor of Attorney Johnson Y. Gbor, a son of the district, who is again eying the representative position in Electoral District # 5 come 2017.According to its chairman  Helter Wragboe  the winner was expected to receive a giant side trophy, $10,000 LD, one set of Jersey, and one football, while the runners –up is entitled to $ 3,000 LD, one set of jersey and one football and the rest of the participating teams would receive one football each.During the formal opening, Attorney Gbor expressed his optimism about his choice for the tournament to be named in his honor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgIn Berbice…– confesses to crimeThe Guyana Police Force has detained a 30-year-old-man who is said to have no fixed place of abode, in connection with the death of pensioner Fitzherbert Grimes, 88, of Hazel Street, Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice.Grimes died on Friday, several hours after being admitted a patient at the Skeldon Public Hospital.He was taken to the hospital around 13:30h by officers, with a lacerated wound to his mouth and swollen eyes.The suspect was arrested at the scene and has reportedly confessed to the crimeAccording to the Police, investigations revealed that the suspect who is a frequent visitor of the victim, went to the victim’s home located in the upper flat of the house, shortly after 13:00h on Friday and minutes later, the victim was heard screaming.The Police who were alerted, responded promptly and reportedly caught the suspect in the process of exiting the yard. Police say the suspect has since confessed to beating the 88-year-old man because of his (victim’s) refusal to give him some of his pension money.Reports are the suspect had gone to the home of Grimes as he normally did and committed the act which was witnessed by an 11-year-old boy. The boy’s father, Dexter Parks, had gone to run an errand for Grimes at the time, and as he returned he heard his son calling.“He hollering fo murder! Murder! So I ran and ask he what happen and he say, ‘Come see wah “Odel” doing to the “Big Man Grimes”, so I run inside and go upstairs.”The house where the 88-year-old pensioner lived and where the crime took placeAccording to Parks, when he got upstairs, the suspect was still in the act and there was blood everywhere. “He deh on top of the man an choking he… I watching wah going on an I ent know wha fo do…”He said the blood on the floor and walls came as Grimes was being stamped in the head by the suspect whose name was given by neighbours as “Odel”.Meanwhile, neighbours reported that following shouts coming from the building, several persons ran into the yard.Parks said as he watched, someone called on him to apprehend the suspect as he was attempting to leave. “So I hold on to him right here by the door and hand him over to the Police when they come; they did not take long in like five or six minutes they come,” he related.The deceased is said to have had a good relationship with the community which looked out for him. Grimes had uplifted his pension on Thursday and has a portion of it left on Friday afternoon when the suspect came.The suspect is a known offender and was released from prison two weeks ago.He was on Saturday afternoon taken back to the scene where he gave Police a detailed account of what transpired. Meanwhile, Grimes had reportedly told friends that he had plans of living past his 100th birthday.He leaves to mourn several children. The body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.     (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more