Former CONCACAF boss to be sentenced next June

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Disgraced former CONCACAF president, Jeff Webb, is set to be sentenced in June next year, after recently pleading guilty to corruption charges in the United States. World Football Insider has reported that Caymanian Webb, who headed the continental governing body for football in North, Central American and the Caribbean, will be sentenced on June 3. Webb recently pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money-laundering conspiracy, charges levelled by United States prosecutors. According to the US Depart-ment of Justice, Webb agreed to forfeit US$6.7 million as part of his plea. A former FIFA vice-president and Executive Committee member, Webb was one of several football officials who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Swiss police and subsequently indicted as part of an elaborate racketeering and corruption schemed alleged by the US Department of Justice. He was extradited to the US to face the charges where he pleaded not guilty and was placed on US$10 million bond. The former Cayman Islands Football Association president is currently under house arrest at his home in Atlanta.last_img

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January 20, 2020 | by

JC’s Dawkins embraces RSPL experience at Tivoli

first_imgFOOTBALL: Red Stripe Premier League Former champions Tivoli Gardens continued their stabilising work in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) under the guidance of Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, when they defeated fierce rivals and relegation-battling Waterhouse 1-0. The win marked Tivoli’s third in their last five games and saw them move from 10th to ninth position and seven points above the relegation zone, with eight games to play. Donovan Dawkins, a Jamaica College (JC) schoolboy who is fondly referred to as “Babylon”, was happy to aid in arresting his team’s slide down the points table. Waterhouse sank deeper in trouble as they lost their second successive match and remained firmly at the foot of the table on 21 points, six behind Cavalier, who were due to meet Harbour View last night. “This is my second Premier League goal and it feels great because this goal is important to my team because it gives us a lead of eight points above Waterhouse, so even if we lose or draw we still have a good gap above them,” the 17-year-old fourth former explained. The youngster, who scored the winning goal to give JC the Manning Cup ahead of St George’s College, said performances like Sunday night’s will help to fulfil his dream of playing at the collegiate level and/or professionally. “I am looking to either be a professional footballer or to go to college on a scholarship and then play professionally and playing in this league helps me to improve. I was a part of the national Under-17s and I am looking forward to being a part of the national Under-20s. I have been to camp once so far and am looking to more invitations and these can only help,” the humble, but confident teenager said. While schoolboy football is different from playing among grown men, Dawkins said that he is quite at home in the RSPL. “I feel comfortable playing at this level because it helps me to improve and I think I am holding my own. I play against some older guys and I don’t find it difficult. There have been lots of young players playing before me and others who are playing now so it is nothing special or nothing that I cannot deal with,” he said, playing down the significance of his involvement. What made his transition from schoolboy representative to Premier League player even more smooth is the presence of former national representative and current national invitee, Jermaine “Teddy” Johnson and Junior Flemmings, respectively. “Their presence make me feel good because I have been playing with Flemmings since Under-13 level and also schoolboy football at Jamaica College because I am a student at Jamaica College, where he went too. “Playing with Teddy is also special because he is someone who has played professionally and has come back to help out his old club so this is something good. I look up to him and could also learn from him and I want to emulate him by being a professional one day,” the powerfully-built young man said. Standings (ahead of last night’s match between Cavalier and Harbour View) Teams                        P         W        D         L          GF       GA      GD      Pts MoBay United             26       14          9          3      43       15         28     51 Arnett                          25       15         4        6         42        20        22     49  Portmore                     25       14          4       7         30        23        7       46     Humble Lion FC         25         9         9       7         22        21        1        36 UWI FC                      25         9          7         9        25       34      -9       34      H View                        24         8          9        7         29         24       5       33     Boys’ Town                 25        8          6        11       28         38       -10      30            Reno                            26        7          9        10         25        38       -13      30  Tivoli                                 25          8           5          12          29            33         -4       29 Cavalier SC                  24       7           6       11        18         23       -5       read more

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January 20, 2020 | by

Is Adrien Broner struggling with weight?

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ “Hey I only failed to make the weight twice, but I did it on purpose,” said Broner, who on both occasions moved up one division heavier.Pacquiao isn’t expected to have troubles on the scales.Since he started fighting at welterweight 10 years ago, Pacquiao, whose natural weight is 140 lbs, has had little problem making weight. He is known, in fact, to load up on meals during training camp.Pacquiao said he would like to climb the ring against Broner weighing at least 145 lbs because “I would need the necessary weight on fight night.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Manny Pacquiao, left, listens as Adrien Broner speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight championship bout on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS—Adrien Broner’s camp has been mum about their ward’s weight issues, something that cropped up early on when Broner made a public appearance looking grossly overweight.And there’s a general consensus that Broner’s weight woes are the reason why he has been cranky, throwing tantrums all week long.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:15Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner hold final presser ahead of title bout01:18Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner make grand arrival in Las Vegas for fight week02:14Carpio 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. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hornets lean on defense, bench to squeeze past Kings LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers His camp has refused to say how close the 29-year-old Broner is to meeting the 147 lbs weight limit for the WBA welterweight clash on Saturday at MGM Grand.But talk has continued to resurface with the weigh-in for the fight nearing. Both fighters tip the scales Friday afternoon at the hotel’s Garden Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBroner has missed weight a couple of times before.In 2012 he was a full three pounds over the 130-lb limit when he faced Vicente Escovedo. Four years later, Broner had to pay Ashley Theopane $50,000 after he weighed in 140.4 lbs, four-tenths of a pound over the limit of the lightweight title clash. View commentslast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

Conservation agreement won’t hurt forest industry

first_imgAccording to Canfor’s Dave Lefebvre, this agreement won’t have a negative effect on his company’s operations.[asset|aid=2902|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=94f168316ba8004be17d4609864dbe7b-Dave – ability to operate_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Map:  The neon green areas will be affected by the new conservation agreement – SubmittedBy Dwight Ford- Advertisement -Environmentalists and logging companies have reached what’s being called the world’s largest conservation agreement that goes to the protection of northern forests in B-C, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.The agreement comes after three years of negotiations between 21 companies and nine environmental organizations. The area affected in this region is mainly in Fort Nelson and around Peace River Alberta. Under the agreement, environmental groups which have been trying to lobby the public and paper suppliers, such as Staples and Office Depot, to not buy Canadian paper, agree to end their boycott campaign.Richard Brooks speaks for Greenpeace…[asset|aid=2903|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=94f168316ba8004be17d4609864dbe7b-Richard Brooks_1_Pub.mp3] As for forest companies they will suspend new logging for three years on the land in question, while a plan is developed to protect endangered Caribou.Advertisementcenter_img With the new agreement Canfor still believes it will be able to re-start its operations in Fort Nelson, once the forest market sees an improvement.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

City looks into bringing professional fights to Fort St. John

first_imgHowever, with the popularity of many of these types of professional fighting events, unsanctioned imitation of matches can be a problem and one which local RCMP have already had to deal with. In September 2010, police and North Peace Secondary School officials had to deal with group fights occurring near school property and during school hours.At the time, RCMP officials said that the fights appeared to be organized and pre-planned, with the individuals involved wearing MMA-style fighting gloves. At least some students were identified participating in the fights and also had to be dealt with by the school. Professional fighting events may come to Fort St. John after City Council approved a motion that could pave the way for a municipal bylaw regulating the events.The motion states that City staff will investigate the possibility of setting up an athletic council. The athletic council would then be responsible for organizing professional fighting events, such as Mixed Martial Arts, in the city.- Advertisement -Through the investigation, staff is expected to determine whether residents would support having professional fighting events in the community, as well as find out what the Municipal Insurance Association’s position is on the City allowing these events.In B.C., the provincial government has given the decision-making power regarding regulating professional fighting to municipalities. However, provincial guidelines stipulate that a municipality must have at least three community members to sit on the appointed council.Dawson Creek is one municipality which currently has a bylaw in place regarding an athletic commission. Its city council had implemented the bylaw in 2007, however, the city had problems finding a sufficient number of community members to sit on the commission. It eventually had to use the athletic commission from Prince George to come to an agreement for its upcoming MMA event. The first event being held in the city will be at the Encana Events Centre on April 29.Councillor Dan Davies says he believes bringing these types of professional fighting events to Fort St. John would be economically beneficial. Davies also stresses that these events are highly regulated and controlled, with the organizations having their own insurance and medical professionals.Advertisementlast_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Arsenal on brink of Europa League knockout rounds

first_imgHaving also got the better of Cologne and BATE Borisov, Arsene Wenger’s side are top of Group H with maximum points and simply avoiding defeat against the Serbian league leaders could be enough for them to progress to the last 32.For a side growing in confidence after four straight wins in all competitions, another victory should not be too much to ask, even if Wenger will again rotate his squad with one eye on Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.Everton, the other English side in the competition, are in a rather less favourable position as they head to France to take on Lyon.Lyon’s Bertrand Traore (C) celebrates with teammates after their UEFA Europa League Group E first leg match against Everton, at Goodison Park in Liverpool, on October 19, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLanguishing in the relegation zone in the Premier League and without a permanent manager since the sacking of Ronald Koeman last week, the Toffees could be eliminated from Europe on Thursday.Such a scenario will arise if they lose and Group E leaders Atalanta avoid defeat in their game against Apollon Limassol in Cyprus.It has been a miserable continental campaign so far for Everton, who were held at home by Apollon either side of a defeat to Atalanta and a 2-1 home loss to Lyon last month.They have lost both games so far under caretaker manager David Unsworth, following a 2-1 reverse at Chelsea in the League Cup with a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Leicester City, but youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin put a positive spin on things ahead of the trip to France.“The match at Chelsea showed we have those good performances in us, then in the second half against Leicester they had a two-goal cushion but we were trying to break them down for the full 45 minutes and were the better side,” he told the club’s website.Dynamo Kiev’s Mykola Morozyuk celebrates after scoring a goal during their UEFA Europa League Group B first leg match against Young Boys, in Kiev, on October 19, 2017 © AFP/File / Genya SAVILOV“If we can keep bringing that intensity and standard of play to our performances, then we will win games.”However, unbeaten in seven and fresh from four straight wins, Lyon are in formidable form and are determined to go all the way to the final which will be held at their own Groupama Stadium.Among the other clubs who could secure qualification for the last 32 with two games to spare on Thursday are Dynamo Kiev, Lazio and Zenit St Petersburg.Surprise Swedish side Ostersund — coached by Englishman Graham Potter — will extend their run in Europe into the New Year with the right combination of results as they visit Athletic Bilbao.Meanwhile, in the midst of a poor run of form in Serie A, AC Milan are also in a position to progress to the last 32 with a win against AEK Athens in Greece in Group D.But they must do so without Argentina midfielder Lucas Biglia, who has been ruled out with a knee problem.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring a goal during their UEFA Europa League Group H first leg match against Red Star Belgrade, at Stadion Rajko Mitic in Belgrade, on October 19, 2017 © AFP/File / Andrej ISAKOVICPARIS, France, Nov 1 – Having made a perfect start to their Europa League campaign, Arsenal can secure a place in the knockout phase with two group games to spare by beating Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.The Gunners play host to the 1991 European Cup winners in north London a fortnight after Olivier Giroud’s remarkable late goal secured a 1-0 win in Belgrade.last_img

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January 10, 2020 | by

We spied on AFC twice, reveals Fosa coach

first_img“I was in Kenya for two days and I travelled to Nakuru to watch them play in the Super Cup (Against Gor Mahia). I saw them and their way of play and I found a strategy for the game. Also, I sent my assistant to watch them play against the Ugandan team (KCCA) in the friendly match,”“We couldn’t find much because KCCA had almost seven players in Morocco for CHAN but we got a bit about team formation and the strong players,” the Dutch tactician revealed to Capital Sport.He was pleased with how they executed their strategy and admits their only problem was dealing with AFC Leopards’ long balls but heaped praise on his central defenders for weathering the storm.Fosa Juniors totally dominated AFC in the first half despite conceding an early goal, and were also able to hold their own in the second half when the home side upped their game especially after head coach Robert Matano’s twin subs before half time.Fosa Juniors players line up before their CAF Confederations Cup match against AFC Leopards on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We had to stay behind in the second half and wait for the moment to counter attack, but you have to be precise in such things because the pitch was very bumpy and not ideal to play our kind of game,”“This result reflects the hard work we have put over the last four weeks in training and I am pleased with what we gave. With a little bit of luck we could have finished the game 3-1 but I am happy with this and we go back home and try finish the job,” added the coach.The return leg will be played in Mahajanga, Madagascar in 10 days time and with the massive advantage of an away goal, the team is confident of making it into the first round.“This is a good result. We now go home in Mahajanga and try to finish the job there. Today, I see the Leopards fans came in their numbers, but in Mahajanga, it will be multiple of this. I am confident we can win also because we have a favourable pitch where we can play our kind of football,” the coach noted.Fosa Juniors skipper Andriamirado Aro Hasina attempts to stop a header from AFC Leopards’ Prince Arkoh during their CAF Confederations Cup match against AFC Leopards on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe warns their home pitch is always a sea of orange when they play and Ingwe should expect an intimidating  atmosphere.“We are just three years since we started and I think what we are doing is great. This is our first time playing in CAF competition and we started positively. Our first year we reached the final of the Cup, last year we won it and this year our target is to make an impression in CAF games,” the coach notes.The winner of this preliminary round tie will face the winner between Comoros’ Ngazi Sport and AS Port Louis of Mauritius in the first round. These two sides played to a 1-1 draw as well in the first leg played in Comoros.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fosa Juniors head coach Bob Kootwijk walks into the Bukhungu Stadium pitch during their CAF Confederations Cup match against AFC Leopards on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12-In the wake of their 1-1 result against AFC Leopards in a CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round tie in Kakamega on Sunday, Fosa Juniors head coach Bob Kootwijk has revealed that he spied on their opponents twice before the game.Fosa seemed to have approached the game with a precise strategy and were organized, outmuscling Ingwe in almost all departments.last_img

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January 6, 2020 | by

Here are all the released and rumoured European kits for the 2017/18 season

first_img 8. AC Milan home kit 23 23 23 23 23 22. West Brom home kit 5. Bayern Munich home 4. Chelsea home kit (Unconfirmed) 18. Liverpool home kit 21. Newcastle United home kit 23 23 3. Ajax home kit 15. Real Madrid home kit 20. Juventus home kit (Unconfirmed) 6. Arsenal home kit (Unconfirmed) 23 23 13. Inter Milan home kit 10. Everton home kit 23 12 Roma home kit 23 23 23 19. Tottenham home kit (Unconfirmed) 23 17. Leicester City home kit 9. Valencia home kit 7. Borussia Dortmund home kit 23 23 23 23 1. Barcelona home kit – click right to see more kits 14. Paris Saint-Germain home kit Every summer football supporters eagerly await the release of the strip their team will don in the new season.The 2016/17 campaign has all but come to a close and plenty of clubs have turned their attention to promoting next term’s kit. But who’s set to win the fashion battle?Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at a selection of released and rumoured kits from across Europe for the 2017/18 season and let us know your pick of the bunch by leaving a comment below. 11. West Ham away kit 23 23 23 23 23 16. Crystal Palace home kit 2. Manchester City home kit 23. West Ham home kit (Unconfirmed)last_img

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December 27, 2019 | by

DDTV: SPECTACULAR VIDEO FROM EUROSURF 2011

first_imgTHE European Surfing Championships are well under way in Bundoran – and those waves are superb!Watch some video highlights from the competition. DDTV: SPECTACULAR VIDEO FROM EUROSURF 2011 was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: SPECTACULAR VIDEO FROM EUROSURF 2011last_img

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December 27, 2019 | by

LETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCIL GETS TOUGH ON ILLEGAL PARKERS WITH COURT THREAT

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is getting tough on illegal parkers.The council has just instructed its solicitors VP McMullin to press ahead with issuing summonses in the cases of 13 drivers who parked illegally in the town.Those who parked illegally had been given time to pay the fines but have refused to do so. Now the council has instructed its solicitors to press ahead with issuing the summonses to the drivers.A source at Letterkenny Town Council said the move is a warning to people that they cannot simply ignore parking tickets if issued anymore.“Some people did not take the issuing of parking tickets seriously.“That day is gone and unless people pay their fines, they will find themselves in court,” said the source. The source added that there was ample free parking around the town but people who parked in pay and display areas had to feed the meter.EndsLETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCIL GETS TOUGH ON ILLEGAL PARKERS WITH COURT THREAT was last modified: September 9th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finesillegal parkersLetterkenny Town Councillast_img

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December 26, 2019 | by