Antiguan businessman is new CFU general secretary

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):An Antiguan businessman, Neil Cochrane, is the new general secretary of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), a CFU release said on Wednesday.Cochrane has been appointed to replace Anguilla’s Damien Hughes, who had announced his intention to leave the position since last year.The CFU statement announcing the appointment said Cochrane has a wealth of experience in management, having spent the last 13 years as a marketing manager.”We have to understand and have dialogue with the associations to understand their strengths and their weaknesses and to see how we can improve and enhance their weaknesses and further develop their strengths, so that when they have their leagues in St Lucia, or in Guadeloupe, or in Haiti they are all of a particular standard. We have to make sure they are all tapping into as many resources as possible to fund the various programmes that they have.”Relocation comingAlready, the new general secretary has announced plans to reduce the CFU staff in Jamaica as well as rent a smaller office there.He also revealed that some aspects of the daily operations of the CFU will be relocated to Antigua.”There will be some reduction in staff in Jamaica and the size in the current facility that we rent,” he said.”And then there will be the establishment of an office here in Antigua with some support staff and in particular the media. The PR machinery will be placed in Antigua.”In his first interview in the new role, Cochrane said while he intends to open-up dialogue with the membership, first on his agenda is transforming the CFU into a financially viable organisation.”The majority of the funding for the Caribbean Football Union comes through CONCACAF, and at the end of the day, the monies are not necessarily close to what the CFU requires to execute all of its programmes,” said Cochrane.”So, therefore, we have an obligation to do our endeavour best to increase and improve the revenue machinery of the Caribbean Football Union so that the member associations and can be supported stronger.”last_img read more

Man faces capital murder charges in grisly deaths of father and sister

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 33-year-old man was charged today with the capital murders of his father and sister, whose bodies were dumped in Santa Barbara and Fresno counties, the District Attorney’s Office announced this afternoon. Mulushewa Tebedge was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in a downtown courtroom. He was charged with two counts of murder for the deaths “on or about” Nov. 18 of his father, Getahun T. Reta, who would have been 76 on Nov. 20, and his sister, Zerfie Tibeje Getahun, also 33. The complaint alleged the defendant used a knife to kill both victims. It also alleged the special circumstance of multiple murder. Although filed as a capital case, the District Attorney’s office will not decide until a later date whether to seek the death penalty against Tebedge. Authorities said both victims were stabbed. The sister’s body was dumped near Santa Rosa off U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County. The father’s body was dismembered, put in suitcases and a duffle bag and dumped in rural western Fresno County near the 5 Freeway. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings Los Angeles police believe the killings occurred Nov. 18 in the family’s apartment on West 39th Street in South Los Angeles. Tebedge was arrested there on Wednesday. Police had gone to the apartment with a warrant after Fresno authorities notified them of the father’s address. Police said when they arrived at the apartment and knocked, Tebedge tried to flee out a second-story window. He was captured and has remained in custody. He was being held without bail. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CATHY MCGEOGHEGAN WINS THE LADIES CAPTAIN PRIZE AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Sunday 23rd August 2015 1st Des Kemmy (6) 40pts2nd Philip Farren (15) 39pts3rd Wilson Moore (21) 39pts4th Stephen McGonigle (10) 38pts Gross: Cecil Doherty (6) 31ptsCSS: 70Lady Captains Day Ruth McGartoll 22 Aug 2015Gents:1st Michael McLaughlin(HB) (24) 41pts2nd Anthony McEleney (16) 38pts 3rd John Farren (8) 37ptsGross: Ryan Doherty (4) 37ptsFront Nine: Jack Doherty (16) 35ptsBack Nine: Liam Cregan (13) 34pts CSS 74Ladies:1st Cathy McGeoghegan 41pts2nd Theresa McLaughlin 37ptsGross: Margaret Doherty (O) 23pts3rd Noeleen Gordon 37ptsF9: Kathleen Cassidy 20ptsB9: Lynda O’Doherty 20ptsPast Captain: Sadie Grant (PN) 33ptsCommittee Prize: Gertie Monagle 32ptsBest 36: Fiona Fagan 27ptsStudent: Caoimhe Glover 39ptsNon Qualifier: Bernie Wilson 24ptsNovice: Susie FinniganVisiting Lady Captain: Margaret McAteer 13ptsLady Visitor: Mary Whooley 20ptsSS 72Scramble Friday 21 Aug 20151st J.Farren, D.McKeague, P.Logue, M.Harkin 24.52nd K.Lake, R.Toland, K.Marston, E.Sweeney 27.23rd B.Grant, B.Harkin, D.Rooney, N.Carlin 27.5Forthcoming Events & FixturesTuesday 25th Aug Ladies & Gents Charity open on The Old Links (For Parkinson’s Association of Ireland-Donegal Branch)Saturday 29th Aug Club Classic on Glashedy Links. Members €25pp, Visitors €40pp Call 0749378100 for timesheetSunday 30th August Confined competition on The Old LinksGOLF NEWS: CATHY MCGEOGHEGAN WINS THE LADIES CAPTAIN PRIZE AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more