Jamaican Drug King Pin ‘Dudus’ Sentencing Hearing Begins Today.

first_img Sharing is caring! 173 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsRegional Jamaican Drug King Pin ‘Dudus’ Sentencing Hearing Begins Today. by: – May 22, 2012center_img Tweet Christopher “Dudus” CokeThe sentencing hearing of alleged drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is set to begin in the US District Court in New York today.Coke has pleaded guilty to racketeering, conspiracy and conspiracy to commit assault in aid of racketeering in the United States.He was originally facing drug related charges but he later entered into a plea agreement with the US government. Coke is facing up to 23 years in prison, however, in a court filing in March prosecutors said they were would settle for an 18-year sentence.At that time, Judge Robert Patterson upheld a request from Coke’s defence team for the prosecution to provide evidence of the atrocities it has accused Coke of committing.Legal experts said this decision by the judge suggests he wanted to ensure that a decision to impose the maximum sentence would be just.Last September, Coke wrote a seven-page letter to Judge Patterson accepting responsibility for his actions and asking the judge to sentence him below the guideline.After a nine-month wrangling between the US and Jamaican governments, Coke was arrested in June 2010, following a major operation in May to execute a warrant on him.More than 70 people were killed in the operation.Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner WriterGojamaica.net Sharelast_img read more

Etebo’s Getafe furious at Spanish FA plans for European spots

first_img La Liga rules stipulate that if teams finish level on points, head-to-head record between the teams will be decisive and only if they are the equal, will the decision be deferred to goal difference. However, that is only applicable if teams have played each other twice but Real Sociedad and Getafe have met just once this season – when Getafe won 2-1 in San Sebastian. Read Also: Barcelona will demand double figures from Griezmann after COVID-19 Getafe boss Bordalas is cited by the reports as saying ‘when a championship ends, the first criterion is the individual confrontation’, while the club president Angel Torres was even more indignant. Torres is cited as saying that the Spanish FA have ‘no right’ to make these lists and added: “What we want is to play. Getafe wants to earn whatever we get on the pitch.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Oghenekaro Etebo’s Getafe are  outraged at plans from the Spanish FA that would see them miss out on a Champions League spot. There are growing fears that the 2019/20 campaign will not be completed due to the indefinite suspension of football in Spain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWorld’s Most Stunning Ceiling Designs Ever7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best Car Manufacturers In The Worldcenter_img As outlined by Marca and Cadena Cope, the Spanish FA say that the four Champions League places would go to the current top four in La Liga – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad. However, as outlined by Cadena Cope and El Mundo Deportivo, the suggestion has left Los Azulones angry due to their current league position. Those proposals would see Getafe and Atletico de Madrid go into the Europa League, but Getafe are level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad and the two have the same goal difference. La Real are ahead in the standings due to having scored more goals than Jose Bordalas’s side, but this is even more controversial due to the league’s head-to-head rules.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

French star commits future to Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgParis Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has committed his future to the club after revealing he will continue his fourth season with the Ligue 1 champions. The France star has been frequently mentioned in Real Madrid transfer news in recent times and he is said to be a long-term target of the Spanish champions and particularly that of boss Zinedine Zidane.Advertisement Read Also: Chelsea ponder move for Barcelona shot-stopperThe Frenchman joined PSG from Monaco in the summer of 2017 for a total fee in the region of €170m – making him the world’s second most expensive player, behind teammate Neymar.PSG remain in this year’s Champions League and they will face Atalanta in the quarter finals and could face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Mbappe’s current deal in Paris runs through to 2022 and he has developed into one of the world’s elite attacking talents while at the club.center_img “I am here in Paris and I want to be part of the project here. I will be at PSG next season and I will try to win as many titles as possible,” Mbappe told Bein Sports France, as cited by Cadena Ser.“I am in my fourth year of this project. It is an important year since it is the 50th anniversary of the club, it is an important year in the eyes of the team, of the fans and I am going to try to win all the possible trophies and try to give the best version of myself.”Mbappe has netted 90 goals in 120 games for PSG and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 last campaign with 32 strikes to his name. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Why Are Sharks Afraid Of Dolphins?8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like Themlast_img read more

Fan Zone continues to be center of off-track activities during Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – When attention turns from the race track, fans will have plenty to see and do through­out the week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Located south of the main grandstands at Boone Speedway, the Fan Zone will be the location for nu­merous events each day of America’s Racin’ Vacation Sept. 5-10.Card games to determine the starting grid for Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock race of champi­ons events will be held at approximately 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday, Sept. 6.Monday’s Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying feature winners sign autographs at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers in the two divisions winning qualifiers that evening sign autographs during an­other 6 p.m. session on Wednesday, Sept. 7Stock Cars entered in the best appearing car contest will be on display at 1 p.m. Thursday. Top four finish­ers from Wednesday’s Modified and Stock Car qualifiers Rochambeau for starting positions and sign autographs starting at 4 p.m.  and 6 p.m., respectivelyOn Thursday, Sept. 8, the Casey’s General Store redraw for starts in the front six rows of that evening’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event will be held at approximately 7 p.m.Best appearing Modified entries are on display beginning at 1 p.m. and qualifiers from Thursday features for Modifieds and Stock Cars take their turns in the Fan Zone starting at 4 p.m.Drivers starting that even­ing’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational are the center of Fan Zone attention starting at 7 p.m.Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions and Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions card games are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday. Friday’s Stock Car and Modified qualifiers sign autographs at 4 p.m.The Casey’s/IMCA heat winner presentation check to Hope For The Warriors, along with recognition of the honorary starters, will be at approxi­mately 6 p.m. Saturday in front of the flagstand.last_img read more

West Florida Salvages Game Three

first_img April 7, 2007Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – In the final GSC home game of the season for 18th ranked West Florida (31-12, 7-5), the Argonauts soundly defeated 28th ranked West Alabama (28-12, 9-3) today, 12-6. The win was spirited by a nine-run third inning. West Florida dropped two out of three games to West Alabama in the series, and are two games out of first place in the GSC East.West Alabama jumped on UWF in similar fashion to the first two games. They scored twice in the first on RBI doubles off UWF starter Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla. / Tate HS) by Todd Rea and Clint Moody. In the bottom of the inning, UWF answered with two runs. With one out, Kyle DeBos (Panama City, Fla. / Gulf Coast CC) reached on a throwing error by shortstop Clark Humber. Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla. / Pensacola JC) was hit by a pitch on the next at bat. DeBos looked to be thrown out trying to steal third base, but third baseman Rob Dahlberg could not handle catcher Jake DeRoy’s throw. Not only was DeBos safe but he scored on the error. Williams later scored on an RBI single by Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla. / Gulf Breeze HS) off UWA starter Stephen Barnett.The Argos distanced themselves in the third inning by scoring nine runs on six hits, two hit batsmen, an error, and a walk. Williams led off the inning with his sixth homer of the season to straight away center field. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward HS), Hundley and Wallace each had two-run scoring doubles off UWA reliever Brandon Dill. Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala. / Gulf Coast CC) and Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Pensacola JC) each added RBI singles.West Florida led 12-3 going into the ninth inning. The Tigers quickly scored three runs without recording an out off UWF reliever Kit Powell (Daphne, Ala. / Faulkner State CC). Dahlberg doubled in two runs and Rea had an RBI single. Phil Lawhorn (Virginia Beach, Fla. / Pensacola JC) was summoned from the bullpen with one out and runners on first and second. He got Jody Morgan to fly out and struck out James Guilliams to seal the win.Brett McCullough (6-1) pitched seven strong innings. He allowed three runs on six hits, one walk and he hit five batters. The two teams combined for nine hit batsmen. Barnett (3-3) suffered the loss in just 2 2/3 innings. The Tigers used four pitchers.Hundley went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a double. Huggins was 2-for-4, and Wallace was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two doubles. Kohl was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double. Rea led UWA by going 4-for-5 with three RBI.West Florida resumes conference play next weekend at Alabama-Huntsville. They play a double header on Saturday at 1 pm. Listen to the “Live Audio” at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version West Florida Salvages Game Three Sharelast_img read more

Ray Rodgers

first_imgRay Rodgers, 71, of Cincinnati, Ohio formerly of Milan passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Drake Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Ray was born Tuesday, September 16, 1947 in Campbellsville, Kentucky the son of Ira and Nora (Murphy) Rodgers.  Ray was a retired union carpenter, Local Union #126 Cincinnati, Ohio.  He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Milan Golf Club and enjoyed watching sports.Ray is survived by son Dallas Kelly Rodgers of Dillsboro, brothers: Roy (Veronica) Rodgers of Cincinnati, OH and Russell Evans of Bloomington, IN; sisters: Mary Ann Plumber and Pamela Sanders both of Martinsville, IN, Mary Fluke of Tulsa, OK, Patricia Wethington of Dixie, MO, Sandra Michelle Owens of Butlerville, IN and Teresa Weaver of Gosport, IN; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Karen Rodgers and Glenda Richter; son Colin Ray Rodgers and daughter Lisa Waak.A service celebrating his life will be held 1 PM Monday, April 1, 2019 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with Pastor Charles Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Hogan Hill Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 11 AM – 1 PM Monday, April 1 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Ray to 4 – Kids (Milan golf course).  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

St. Louis School wins SupportMusic Merit Award

first_imgBatesville, In. — The National Association of Music Merchants has awarded St. Louis School the 2019 SupportMusic Merit Award. This is part of the Best Communities for Music Education program, and is awarded to schools for their commitment to music education.St. Louis School was one of 98 schools in the country and one of four in Indiana to be recognized. Congratulations to Mrs. Pedersen and all of our parents who support music at St. Louis School!-0-last_img

Football News Premier League Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City

first_imgNew Delhi: Manchester United defeated Leicester City by 2-1 at the Old Trafford in the first game of the Premier League 2018-19 season. Jose Mourinho’s men opened the scoresheet as French superstar Paul Pogba calmly converted a penalty in the 2nd minute of the first half. Luke Shaw doubled up the tally, before Leicester City got one back through their prolific striker Jamie Vardy.ALSO READ: England vs India 2nd Test: Scorecard at stumps as Indian batsmen get humiliated by seam and swingUnited bagged the three points and this will give Mourinho a bit of relief after a topsy-turvy pre-season and his issue with the transfer window and club’s transfer policy.ALSO READ: India U20 football team returns home, welcomed by emphatic fansManchester United Player ratings vs Leicester City:David De Gea – 8The Spaniard pulled off some superb saves, especially the one from James Maddison in the first half.Matteo Darmian – 5A lackluster performance by the Italian as he made numerous errors defensively and didn’t offer anything attacking wise.Eric Bailly – 9The best defender on the pitch. The Ivorian was like a wall for United as he made some vital interceptions and was a leader from the back.Victor Lindelof – 7The Swedish definitely brought his World Cup form to his club and was alert throughout the match. He complimented Bailly perfectly and the duo could make a solid partnership for United.Luke Shaw – 8He looked like the old-inform left back from his Southampton days. Looked like he was waiting for this opportunity to prove his doubters wrong and wrapped up his performance with a good goal.Andreas Pereira – 7The youngster had a good match and provided some crucial passes going forward. He kept it neat and didn’t tinker much to show off his skills unnecessary.Paul Pogba – 7Converted a calm penalty early in the first half and was a commanding figure in the heart of the midfield. Although he became a little complacent as the game went on, overall a brilliant way to start off a season.Fred – 6The Brazilian had a decent debut for United as he kept his passes simple. However, he made some reckless tackles as the game went on, but a good debut for him.Juan Mata – 6Apart from that wasted chance to put United 2-0 in that situation, the Spaniard look tidy and was behind Shaw’s goal.Alexis Sanchez – 5Won the penalty for United and also created a superb chance for Lukaku, but he still lacks the X-factor which he had for Arsenal.Marcus Rashford – 4Looked cautious as the number 9, and lost possession quite a few times and didn’t offer much.SUBSTITUTIONSLukaku – 3Missed an open chance from a ball by Sanchez after coming on in the second half. Still not 100 per cent match fit.McTominay – 5Showed why he is rated so highly, was calm and precise with his passes after replacing Fred.Fellaini – N/ADid not offer much after coming late in the second half. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

USC to host international cello festival

first_imgThe USC Thornton School of Music and the L.A. Philharmonic, in conjunction with The Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, plan to hold the first-ever Piatigorsky International Cello Festival March 9 through March 18.The festival will bring musicians from all over the world to celebrate renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, who was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2011. The Piatigorsky Festival will feature events at the University Park Campus, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Colburn School, a conservatory located across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.Resonating sounds · Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky taught at Thornton before his death in 1976 and held the chair named to recognize his achievements when it was established in 1974. The festival will honor his legacy. – Photo courtesy of the Thornton School of MusicRalph Kirshbaum, the Gregor Piatigorsky Endowed Chair in Violoncello and artistic director of the festival, said the festival was created to give both artists and non-musicians a chance to explore the limits of the cello world in one expansive event.Though USC previously held a Piatigorsky seminar for 20 years, Kirshbaum said he saw potential to share the art of cello to a greater audience.“I went to the [Thornton] dean and I said, ‘You know, this seminar has been a fine thing … but I think we can do something with a greater outreach and a greater impact, not just here in Los Angeles, not just regionally and not even just nationally, but internationally,’” Kirshbaum said.The festival, which took two years to plan, kicks off with a sold-out concert at Bovard Auditorium on Friday that will feature seven distinguished soloists, backed by an orchestra of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra members and some of USC’s own accomplished musicians.Other highlights of the festival include master classes, which are open to the public, and a closing concert that will bring together more than 100 musicians from Los Angeles schools and orchestras as well as visiting artists.The festival was planned to highlight USC, The Colburn School and the Walt Disney Concert Hall without overwhelming the logistics of festival attendees, Kirshbaum said. Each day of the event is centered either at the University Park Campus or in Downtown. USC is scheduled to host events throughout the day on Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and the following Friday.Sunny Yang, a graduate student studying cello performance who will perform in the opening concert, said the festival offers a unique opportunity.“This festival also brings the city’s music community together, which doesn’t happen very often,” Yang said. “It’s wonderful.”Kirshbaum said the Piatigorsky Festival is more than just a collaboration for cellists and musicians. Though the percentage of USC students who actively enjoy classical music might be low, Kirshbaum said the quality of music and of the artists in the festival could be a revelation to those who take the time to attend the event.“The student years are a time for experimentation and the question is, ‘How open are these student minds? Are they willing to go and listen to something they haven’t before?’” Kirshbaum said. “What this festival offers is the opportunity to hear the performance of a classical instrument at the highest imaginable level — these artists are all masters.”Kirshbaum said he expects all the performances to impress attendees.“Any event that a student decided to go to, to take the opportunity given to them in this city, would be very exciting,” he said. “I think it would blow them away.”last_img read more

Vettel And Hamilton Show Quality As Rain Disrupts Japan GP Practice

first_imgFerrari once again started great in Japan after posting incredible pace in Malaysia last time out. Vettel finished P1 just two-tenths of a second ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton on supersoft tyres as drivers got in the mood for the Suzuka circuit.Hamilton finishing 0.211s behind shows great improvement from Sepang where Mercedes struggled for pace. Valterie Bottas’ struggles continued in P1 at Suzuka finishing almost a second behind Vettel while Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen finished 1.5s behind as his Red Bull suffered charging issues.Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne where 12th and 10th respectively in what is to be Honda’s final home race as McLaren’s engine partners.Heavy downpour just before the second practice started led to drivers pulling out of the session with 14 drivers driving out of the sodden pits for installation laps but only 5 drivers were able to post times at the end.Lewis Hamilton – who definitely loves the rains – took P2 on full wet tyres ahead of Esteban Ocon (2nd) and Sergio Perez (3rd) both of Force India while Brazilian Felipe Massa (4th) and Lance Stroll (5th) completed the list of those who finished Practice 2. Hamilton was the only driver of the three major teams – Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari – to post a time in the P2 session.Kimi Raikonnen, when asked what was learnt so far from Practice today said “We didn’t even try to learn anything”.Mercedes would be extremely delighted with the pace the W08 is showing in Japan after recent struggles they look like they stand a real chance to top Ferrari for pace.The rains could also cause havoc for the teams this weekend as more showers are expected during Saturday’s final practice session. Qualifying and the main race on Sunday are expected to be dry.It’s make or mar for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari as a win for Hamilton might all but ensure that the title stays with the Silver Arrows while a double podium finish for Red Bull puts Ferrari’s place on the constructor’s championship in serious jeopardy.The Japanese GP get underway in Suzuka 6am on Sunday.RelatedHamilton Wins Again To Egde Closer to Fourth TitleOctober 8, 2017In “Formula One”Analysing How Ferrari Are Behind Impressive Mercedes in 2017October 20, 2017In “Formula One”Stern Test For Top Challengers As Hamilton Start Japan GP in PoleOctober 7, 2017In “Formula One”last_img read more