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

Prince George RCMP looking for overdue camper

first_imgUPDATE: The overdue camper has been located safe by police.PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – RCMP yesterday received a report of a overdue camper who has not been seen since July 1st. Police are asking for the public’s help.Robert Allen Andrist, 52 year-old resident of Prince George, is said to have left by himself on July 1st. Police say that he left in a  Black 1992 Toyota 4Runner with BC license plate CW21TF.- Advertisement -Andrist has not been home, and he didn’t show up to work this week as scheduled.Police are not sure where exactly he was headed, but there were some indications that he may be going to the Seebach Forest Service Road area or possibly to Pass Lake or Otter Lake.Prince George RCMP requested the assistance of Emergency Management BC who have activated the Prince George Search and Rescue Society.Advertisement Andrist is described as:Caucasian male52 years old183 cm (6’0″)Medium buildBalding with short hairUnshavenAndrist is said to be an experience camper but he has a medical condition, and he may require help.If you have any information about Robert Allen Andrist or where he might be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.last_img read more

‘What about my pre-match curry?’ – Hull fan rages at FA Cup replay kick off time

first_imgThe FA Cup fifth round replay between Hull City and Arsenal has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 but it is the kick off time that had one Drivetime caller particularly riled.The game will kick off at 7pm due to rules not allowing games to kick off at the same time as Champions League games on European nights.This had Richard, a Hull City fan, very annoyed as it meant he would not have time for his pre-match curry, a tradition that has stretched back 14 years.Drivetime co-host Darren Gough had no sympathy for Richard, telling him to have the meal after, to which he replied “it’s not the same!”Listen to the hilarious phone call above!last_img