Gordon flunked integrity check for CONCACAF president

first_img WARNER’S INDICTMENT FIFA says Gordon Derrick, the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, has failed an integrity check and won’t be allowed to run for president of CONCACAF, the sport’s regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean. Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, said in a statement yesterday that Derrick had been disqualified, but added that “for privacy reasons, we are not in a position to go into further details.” Derrick also is president of the Caribbean Football Union. In November 2011, FIFA’s ethics committee gave Derrick a reprimand and fined him 300 Swiss francs (then US$328) as part of sanctions announced for “apparent violations” of its ethics code that occurred at a CFU meeting on May 10-11 that year. Football officials were alleged to have been offered or to have received $40,000 cash payments there during Mohamed bin Hammam’s campaign for FIFA president. FIFA did not specify the violation Derrick committed. CONCACAF’s president is automatically a FIFA vice-president and member of FIFA’s ruling executive committee, which is being renamed the FIFA council. The disqualification leaves Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani and Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden as the only candidates. Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, CONCACAF’s president from 1983-2011, was indicted by a US grand jury in New York City last May on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering. He is fighting extradition. He was succeeded by Jeffrey Webb, who headed CONCACAF from 2012 until he was indicted last May. He pleaded guilty November 23 to racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy, and agreed to forfeit more than $6.7 million. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras replaced Webb and was indicted in November. He pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy and one count each of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct justice. CONCACAF said Luis Hernandez of Cuba and John Krishnadath were running for FIFA council member from the Caribbean, and Pedro Chaluja of Panama was running unopposed for council member for the Caribbean. Sonia Bien-Aime of Turks and Caicos, elected as the Caribbean’s member of the FIFA executive committee last July, is running for CONCACAF’s female member of the new council against Joanne Salazar of Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

300 to be employed under Linden D&I programme

first_imgAt least 300 persons from the Linden community, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are expected to be employed within the next week following the return of the Drainage and Irrigation (D&I) programme to the community. This was confirmed by Deputy Director of Community Development Councils (CDCs), Sandra Adams.Despite several setbacks which caused some delay to the commencement of the programme, Adams said the community would soon benefit from its return. The programme will involve cleaning of drains and de-silting of creeks throughout Linden, among other cleaning exercises.“We had some setbacks, not from the Regional level but from the Ministry of Agriculture. Delay in signing documentations and all of that but I wish to say… people can expect that a number of people across Linden, including up to Three Friends Mines, will be put to work via the Drainage programme, which is the D&I programme… We hope to employ at least 300 people on that programme across Linden,” Adams stated.In providing some clarity, Adams said the Community Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CIIP), which is presently being conducted via the Linden Mayor and Town Council, is a separate clean-up initiative. The CIIP programme recently came into existence after years of the D&I programme.Additionally, Adams disclosed that two new CDC’s were recently formed in the community of Kwakwani; one at the Kwakwani Waterfront and another at Kwakwani Park. She said these new CDCs would also benefit from drainage and irrigation works. Adams further alluded that she had the opportunity to meet with the Kwakwani Neighbourhood Development Council where discussions were held on a number of issues.last_img read more

Old guards providing a new spark

first_imgIn the last three games, Williams has averaged 17 minutes and McKie has averaged 11.7 minutes. With young guards Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic dealing with consistency issues, coach Phil Jackson indicated that he’s likely to give Williams, 31, and McKie, 34, sustained playing time into March. The idea, born out of a six-game losing streak, seems to have given new life to the Lakers’ backcourt. EL SEGUNDO – Aaron McKie and Shammond Williams are back in service. The Lakers dusted them off, inflated their tires and put them back on the road, they way they would an old bike out of the garage. Surprisingly enough, they still run pretty well. McKie and Williams, two veteran guards buried at the end of the Lakers’ bench for much of the season, have provided valuable minutes in recent games. “We had to make some changes, and we didn’t have many (options),” Jackson said. “We had to go with some veterans who know how to play. You know if things come their way, they’re going to shoot.” McKie and Williams have been efficient, if not dynamic. McKie had not taken a shot this season before Friday but is 3 for 3 from the field and has totaled six rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes. Williams is 6 for 11 from the field, for 13 points in 51 minutes and has three steals and four assists. “They’re both getting into game shape and starting to feel the things that come naturally to them,” Jackson said. “They’re going to fill gaps we need and then we will see about getting the young guys back in there. There are 13 or 14 guys on the roster who can contribute for us and we feel good about that.” Injury update center_img Maurice Evans, whose knee swelled after a collision with Utah’s Matt Harpring on Monday, had fluid drained from the knee Wednesday morning and did not practice. Evans, who also did not practice Tuesday, is considered day to day according to a team spokesman. Also uncertain for Friday is the status of Luke Walton, who might return from a sprained ankle. Walton practiced for a second consecutive day and went through a more vigorous 5-on-5 workout. Afterward he reported feeling well and repeated his hope that he will be able to return Friday against Sacramento. “It’s too early to decide but that’s what I’m hoping for,” Walton said. “My legs and lungs feel a lot better. Now I have to get my strength back and my explosion back.” Kwame Brown, also out with a sprained ankle, is not expected to return until next week. Walton wants to play, but even if he feels he can, the decision will be Jackson’s to make. “I don’t know if I’d play him at the level he’s at right now,” Jackson said. “Right now he doesn’t have the power and strength he would like to have, but that can change over the next couple days.” Kobe Bryant, who has had throat and elbow issues this week, went through only a light workout. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal scouting 21-year-old international with view to surprising summer offer

first_img1 Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Naby Keita with a view to making a summer offer.The Gunners, who opted against signing an outfield player last summer, are being urged by their fans to splash the cash this year as they aim to keep up with the league’s big spenders.And, according to Austrian outlet Sportnet, Arsenal’s scouts were in attendance for Salzburg’s victory over Mattersburg before the international break to check on the progress of Keita.The Guinea international, 21, joined Salzburg from French club Istres in 2014 and has been a big hit in the Austrian Bundesliga.Considered a box-to-box midfielder, Keita has proven he has potential to score goals from midfield, having already hit double figures this season.Arsenal are expected to continue to scout Keita until the end of the season before deciding whether to make an offer for him. Naby Keita playing for Red Bull Salzburg last_img read more

Are Leicester champions yet? Find out with our live stream from Old Trafford!

first_img1 Leicester are so close to the title and you can find out if they are crowned champions at Old Trafford, live on talkSPORT CLICK HERE FOR A LIVE ONLINE STREAM OF COMMENTARY FROM MANCHESTER UNITED V LEICESTER CITY IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON 1 MAY 2016No matter where you are, you can follow Leicester City’s remarkable bid to make English football history, live from Old Trafford, on talkSPORT.In the UK we have exclusive live radio coverage as the Foxes take on Manchester United. Click here for details of how to tune in.And if you’re outside the UK, we can also bring you live coverage from Old Trafford, on talkSPORT.com here or via our Apple app or Android app.Will Leicester get the three points they need to be crowned champions for the first time in their history? Find out, live on talkSPORT!last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Not Terry? Ex-England star names best defender he ever played against

first_imgFormer England striker Dean Ashton has told talkSPORT John Terry was NOT the best defender he ever played against – finding Rio Ferdinand the more fearsome opponent.Terry completed his move to Aston Villa on Monday morning, choosing to drop down to the Championship to link up with Steve Bruce’s side following his departure from Chelsea.The 36-year-old is regarded as one of Chelsea’s and England’s greatest ever footballers, and he left the Blues as their most successful captain ever following his 22-year relationship with the west London club.A world class player on his day, Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year three times, PFA Player of the Year once, and was included in the FIFPro World XI for five consecutive seasons.However, despite all these accolades, Ashton told talkSPORT Manchester United icon Ferdinand was actually the tougher opponent – calling him the best defender he ever played against.Speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT, Ashton said: “If I had to play one v one against any defender, I would probably prefer to play against John Terry, because he likes the battle, and so did I, and I felt like I was probably stronger than him.“Whereas, Rio Ferdinand is the best defender I have ever played against.“[He was] so clever, so intelligent. Every time I wanted to back into him he wasn’t there, he’d just step in front of me and steal the ball like a Rolls Royce then fizz it out to the full-back.“He didn’t get too involved in aerial challenges when he didn’t need to. [He was] just a very, very clever defender.”last_img read more

GAA: GLENSWILLY CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe monthly club meeting will take place on Monday 14th May at 8.15pm.Can everyone who is using the hall please ensure that it is locked when they are finished using it, All bookings for the hall or clubrooms must be made through Karen McHugh.Operation Fitness continues with a weigh Wednesday at 7pm, circuits on Monday and walk on Saturday morning still time to join if you want to lose weight or get fit! Gym is women only from 7pm to 9pm Monday, Wednesday and fridayPlease see local papers for fixtures for this weekend.GAA: GLENSWILLY CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 8th, 2012 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K GETS INTO WARM-UP MODE WITH SUCCESSFUL AGM

first_imgThe newly elected North West 10k committee following their AGM on Thursday evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Front from left – Bridgeen Doherty, James Boyle (Chairperson), Brendan McDaid (Assistant Treasurer & Race Director), Rosemary Foy (Joint Secretary). Back from left – Anne Condon (Treasurer), Grace Boyle, Gerry Davenport, Neil Martin (Vice-Chairperson), Bernie Brennan (Joint Secretary), Patsy Doherty and Paddy Bond. Not included committee members Norman Spratt, Gerard McGinley, Nancy McNamee and Neilly McDaid.Following their latest AGM, the incoming North West 10k committee will get down to work after Christmas for the 20th anniversary of the charity race and walk. Sunday the 1st of May will be a special occasion for the organization, which staged its first North West 10k event in 1997. Over the past 19 years a total of 709,000 euros has been raised for a broad spectrum of worthy causes. The 2014 event yielded €27,757 with the four charities getting €6,939 each.Early in New Year interested charities will be invited to make applications to be the beneficiaries of the 20th North West 10k. Following confirmation of the successful charity organizations there will be a number of fundraising initiatives undertaken ahead of the race and walk to maximize the financial returns for the groups.There were no personnel changes at the AGM in the Mount Errigal Hotel with James Boyle re-elected as Chairperson; Neil Martin (Vice-Chairperson); Anne Condon (Treasurer), Brendan McDaid (Assistant Treasurer), Declan Kerr (PRO) and Joint Secretaries (Bernie Brennan & Rosemary Foy).The Honorary President is Charlie Kelly and following committee members were also re-elected – Gerry Davenport, Norman Spratt, Paddy Bond, Grace Boyle, Gerard McGinley, Neilly McDaid, Bridgeen Doherty, Nancy McNamee and Patsy Doherty. Meanwhile Brendan McDaid remains on as Race Director while Charlie Kerr will assist with the safety and traffic management plans.Chairperson James Boyle acknowledged the crucial role played by the sponsors DonegalDaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports in helping to make the North West 10k such a successful charity event in recent years. The support of the Gardai under Sergeant Eunan Walsh, the Civil Defence, the volunteer marshals, those who manned water stations and anyone involved in any way with last year’s race and walk were thanked for their invaluable contribution to ensuring that it passed off safely.NORTH WEST 10K GETS INTO WARM-UP MODE WITH SUCCESSFUL AGM was last modified: December 13th, 2015 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:AGMdonegalNorth West 10klast_img read more

Softball Splits Pair of Games on Final Day at February Freezer

first_img Full Schedule Roster Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) pitched five innings against Mississippi State and allowed just one run on four hits with two strikeouts. Timmons (1-2) pitched four scoreless innings before giving up a two-out walk to Mississippi State in the fifth inning. The MSU Bulldogs followed with back-to-back hits scoring the only run of the game. Live Stats STARKVILLE, Miss. – After Saturday’s games were cancelled due to rain, the Drake University softball team split a pair of games Sunday to conclude play at the February Freezer. Drake (6-3) defeated South Alabama (4-4) by a score of 4-0 before narrowly falling to Mississippi State (8-1), 1-0 in a rematch of Friday night when the Drake Bulldogs claimed a 1-0 win in eight innings. Following the conclusion of the February Freezer, Drake will travel to the USF Tournament in Tampa, Fla., hosted by South Florida (RV), Feb. 23-25.  Print Friendly Version Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) singled to follow a double by Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) in the third inning. A groundout from Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) advanced both runners before Smith reached on a throwing error by South Alabama. The error allowed both Alexander and Roemmich to score giving Drake a 2-0 lead. South Alabama PDF Box Score vs. Bryant 2/23/2018 – 10:30 AM Sunday, Drake earned the win over South Alabama led by the pitching combination of Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). Newman (4-0), who has yet to give up a run this season in four starts, allowed just two hits by the Jaguars while striking out seven with two walks. Smith held the Bulldogs’ lead pitching the final two innings. She allowed just one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. Next Game: After a fourth-inning leadoff walk for Newman, Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) blasted a home run, Drake’s first home run of the season, to pad its lead at 4-0. Preview Drake threatened Mississippi State’s lead in the top of the sixth as Roemmich led off the inning with a double. Following a strikeout by Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), Alexander walked to put the go-ahead run on base but back-to-back outs from Smith and Pena kept the Drake Bulldogs from scoring. Story Links Mississippi State PDF Box Score last_img read more

Bulldogs Begin the 2018-19 Season And Honor 2017-18 Accomplishments

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University athletic department welcomed back nearly 400 student-athletes and staff back to campus to celebrate the 2017-18 season and kickoff the 2018-19 academic and athletic season.Director of Athletics Brian Hardin began the reflection, acknowledging the Bulldogs’ five conference championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2017-18, along with the department’s impressive accomplishments in the classroom and community.In continuing to honor the accomplishments of the 2017-18 season, the department’s annual award winners were also announced as individual accomplishments from the tremendous season were recognized and celebrated. Track and field’s Kundai Maguranyanga was named the Male Freshman of the Year following a season in which he was the MVC Outdoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year while scoring a total of 21 points at the MVC Championships as a freshman. He finished second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters while recording the second-fastest 200-meter time in school history. Women’s basketball was honored as the recipient of the Bulldog Way Director’s Cup for excelling in competition, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. The team is coming off their second-straight MVC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance along with achieving success in the classroom and completing more than 1,000 hours of community service.The department also honored its Howlett Award Winners, given annually to the top male and female student-athletes at Drake. Reed Timmer was named the male Howlett Award winner after earning MVC men’s basketball all-conference honors and becoming Drake’s all-time scoring leader with 2,000 career points. The senior also earned Academic All-America honors and was named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the third-straight year. Newman also garnered Dixie Byers’ Comeback Player of the Year honors for returning from a season-ending injury in 2017 and offseason surgery to lead the Bulldogs in 2018 and amass the awards detailed above.Finally, Drake honored its freshmen of the year award winners.Women’s soccer’s Hannah Bormann was named the Female Freshman of the Year after being named the MVC Freshman of the Year while leading the team in assists with four and finishing second in goals scored with three.center_img Softball’s Nicole Newman was named the female Howlett Award winner for her tremendous junior season in which she earned All-America honors while leading the Bulldogs to the MVC title and an NCAA appearance. In the circle, she amassed a 22-5 record with a 0.89 ERA and 245 strikeouts. Print Friendly Version The student-athletes in attendance also received words of encouragement and support from their peers, along with former Drake track and field standout Kayla Bell. Bell addressed the crowd with insights from her student-athlete experience and a challenge to current Bulldog upperclassmen and leaders to develop their legacy during the upcoming 2018-19 season.last_img read more