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Briton fatally stabbed in Barbados

From Belfast Telegraph

A British man has been stabbed to death on the Caribbean island of Barbados, it was reported today (16).

The victim, who has not been named, was stabbed in the chest early yesterday morning, according to the newspaper .

He was said to have been involved in an altercation with a local man in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, in the south-west of the island, a lively tourist area.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, where he died from his injuries, the newspaper said.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Barbados on June 15.

“We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time.”

For more:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/briton-fatally-stabbed-in-barbados-30357036.html

 

FIFA probe £35,000 payment made by England’s 2018 bid team to cover gala dinner for Caribbean officials

By Charles Sale From Daily Mail UK

Michael Garcia is leading FIFA’s investigations into allegation of corruption in the World Cup bidding process

FIFA are probing a £35,000 payment by England’s 2018 World Cup bid team to cover a gala dinner for Caribbean officials

Celebrations were to woo former vice-president Jack Warner

Garcia is also looking into all friendly matches played by bidding nations with the countries of FIFA executive committee members

A gala dinner for Caribbean football officials hosted by England’s doomed 2018 World Cup bid is being looked at by FIFA investigator Michael Garcia.

It has emerged that Garcia quizzed England 2018 officials during interviews in London last year about them picking up the whopping £35,000 bill for a Trinidad dinner for 160 people from the Caribbean Football Union in Port of Spain in February 2010.

The event was part of a flawed effort to woo the influential former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who has since quit football in disgrace following his cash for votes involvement in Mohamed bin Hammam’s aborted bid for the FIFA presidency.

For more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2658510/FIFA-probe-35-000-payment-Englands-2018-World-Cup-bid-team.html#ixzz34kwVrQaZ

Jamaican police believe 22-year-old may be contract killer 

From Caribbean360

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday June 16, 2014, CMC – Police say a 22-year-old man arrested and charged with the murder of three people may also be responsible for 12 other murders in the country.

Head of the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) Superintendent Michael Phipps said Ryan Bembridge, alias “Little Blacks,” has been charged with the murders of Mark Reid, Garell Bravo and Ricardo Stewart.

Bembridge, who was listed several times among the police most wanted, was captured last week and also charged with shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm.

The senior police officer said Bembridge is being investigated by the MIT in relation to five other murders.

Phipps says he expects that Bembridge will face additional charges, including murders, in other police divisions and that the 22-year-old has been a serious criminal in the corporate area who was carrying out contract killings for several gangs in West Kingston.

For more:

http://www.caribbean360.com/news/jamaican-police-believe-22-year-old-may-be-contract-killer?utm_source=Caribbean360%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=58429cf7a1-Vol_9_Issue_119_News6_16_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-58429cf7a1-39393477

 

Cayman’s Miss Teen pageant needs more sponsors

Having just reported that the Cayman Islands Miss World pageant is in doubt this year Cayman’s Miss Teen Beauty Pageant is facing problems in finding enough sponsors.

Miss Teen that serves as a fundraiser for the Leo Club of Grand Cayman, the youth arm of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, is slated to go ahead at the end of August.

The Miss Teen beauty pageant is the flagship project of the Leo Club and features girls aged between 15 and 17 years old. The event has been held for 35 years and the overall responsibility of the pageant lies with the Lions.

The theme for this year is ‘The Caymanian Woman of the Future’.

Last year’s winner was 17-year-old Tishay Shauntae Shennell Heath.

 

Barbados could be facing yet another credit downgrade says S&P analyst

From Caribbean360

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday June 13, 2014, CMC – Less than two weeks after suffering a triple-notch downgrade from international financial rating agency, Moody’s, the island has been told it could be in for another lowering of its creditworthiness, this time from Standard and Poor’s.

The warning of a 3-to-1 chance of a ratings drop Thursday by the other global financial rating agency follows a downgrade from Ba3 to B3 by Moody’s on June 3.

Local online media company, Barbados Today, quoted S&P’s Lead Analyst for Barbados, Richard Francis, saying “Yes, that is a fair assessment”, when asked on Thursday if another downgrade was on the cards for the island.

“We are monitoring more quarter by quarter to see where the growth outlook is, where the fiscal deficit is coming at, and I think one of the most important variables that we are looking at is the level of foreign reserves. If there is a fall in reserves, that becomes a worrisome element.”

“We are watching what is happening on the economic front, what’s happening on the Government’s fiscal deficit programme and what’s happening on the level of international reserves,” Francis said.

Standard and Poor’s gave Barbados a negative outlook in December, and Francis said that among the requirements for avoiding another downgrade would be , “that we see some sort of economic growth”.

“I think that’s the key weakness so far,” he said.

For more: http://www.caribbean360.com/business/barbados-could-be-facing-yet-another-credit-downgrade-says-sp-analyst?utm_source=Caribbean360%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=5586db8300-Vol_9_Issue_118_News6_13_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-5586db8300-39393477

 

Cayman government putting their fuel supplier contract out to tender

Although the Cayman Islands government fuel supplier Rubis’s contract ran out in 2011 it has still been supplying fuel on a monthly contract ever since.

That may end soon as Minister Hon. Kurt Tibbetts told the Legislative Assembly that he will be putting the contract for government fuel supplier out to tender.

He said the arrangement currently in place with Rubis will not be part of the tender.

 

Amazon blocks orders of Warner Bros. movies

From Reading Eagle

Amazon.com Inc. isn’t accepting pre-orders for Warner Bros. movies on its website, the latest of the online retailer’s contract feuds to spill into public view.

Customers trying to pre-order films such as “The Lego Movie,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Winter’s Tale” are instead asked to sign up to be notified when the item becomes available. Digital downloads of the movies are available for purchase through Amazon Instant Video.

The world’s biggest online retailer is seeking concessions from Warner Bros. that would give it more of a margin on sales of DVDs and digital versions of its movies, said a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified.

For more: http://readingeagle.com/money/article/amazon-blocks-orders-of-warner-bros-movies

 

Cayman’s Commonwealth Games athletes receive donation from Dart

The Cayman Islands Dart Foundation last Friday (13) presented a $15,000 check to the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.

The money will help athletes pay for training, as well as their trip to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland that takes place from 23 July to 3 August.

 

This social network raised $2 million to help you find clothes that fit

By Joey Cosco From Business Insider

We Got Up Early To Take Part In The Latest Trend — A Dance Party Before Work

Finding threads that fit online just got simpler and more social thanks to the new social shopping startup, Fitbay.

Based in New York, the site asks you for your arm length, torso length, and body shape to match you with other users whose silhouettes look like yours, Fortune reports. Next, Fitbay shows you clothes reviewed by your “body doubles,” or people your size.

This roundabout way to help you order clothes without trying them on just nabbed $2 million in seed funding from Steadfast Venture Capital and Scandinavian Spotify investor Creandum, Fortune reports. The service just finished beta testing and will now look to find more users.

Fitbay also launched a mobile app today, TechCrunch reports, that lets users snap pictures of clothes that fit just right and upload them as examples for their like-bodied friends.

“It is the first time where selfies actually have a practical application,” founder and CEO Christian Wylonis told TechCrunch. “These pictures are shared with your ‘body doubles’ so they can visualize how clothes will fit them. This takes the guessing out of choosing the right size and determining how clothes will fit you.”

For more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fitbay-clothes-social-network-2014-6#ixzz34XqnWc3H

 

Tingyi Cayman Islands : BofAML lifts Tingyi to HK$23.7

06/12/2014 | 11:47pm US/Eastern

[ET Net News Agency, 13 June 2014] BofA Merrill Lynch lifted its target price for

Tingyi (00322) to HK$23.7 from HK$22.8, and maintained its “neutral” rating.

The research house cited its sources suggesting that Tingyi could benefit from better

beverage demand, particularly for bottled water and in the northern cities, and

the slight promotion reductions for noodles.

Thus, BofAML tweaked up its 2014/15 EPS. It believes Tingyi is better-positioned in the noodle/beverage segments and will likely outperform given the solid 2Q/1H results. (KL)

(c) 2014 ET Net Limited. All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).

 

Lytro debuts new file format, partners with 500px

By Karissa Bell

Lytro’s cameras first entered the spotlight because they enabled users to change the focus of images after they were already shot.

But one obstacle holding the light-field platform back — other than expensive hardware — is that the greater photography ecosystem isn’t equipped to handle Lytro’s “living pictures,” which use a file type not widely supported on the web. But that’s about to change.

The company is altering the way it stores images, which will now use a new open-file format that applies the WebGL standard for 3D graphics, according to Recode.

The first third-party platform that will take advantage of Lytro’s new format is online-photography community 500px, whose users will be able to view, edit and share Lytro photos. Lytro’s images will likely start appearing in other places around the web, too, as the company plans to make its new format available on GitHub, so anyone can take advantage of it.

Lytro’s first cameras, which focused on light-field photography, became available in 2012. The company introduced its second-generation camera, the $1,599 Illum, earlier this year.

Lytro has focused on consumer photography up until now. Last year, the company’s secured a $40 million round of funding to apply its technology to new categories.

For more: http://mashable.com/2014/06/11/lytro-new-file-format-500px/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

 

UK PM wants Cayman to implement public registry

Cayman Islands Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton confirmed last week that a team from the United Kingdom was in Cayman to try and convince our financial industry to implement a public registry of beneficial ownership.

Beneficial ownership is a) A person who enjoys the benefits of ownership even though title is in another name; b) Any individual or group of individuals that, either directly or indirectly, has the power to vote or influence the transaction decisions regarding a specific security.

David Cameron, the United Kingdom, has said he wants all financial jurisdictions to be part of the registry. However this is not a very popular proposition as, if implemented, it would hurt Cayman’s business.

 

Executive Council will leave for Caribbean Netherlands Week

From Saba News

The Executive Council of the Public Entity of Saba is set to leave for Caribbean Netherlands Week in The Hague, writes The Daily Herald. The event is a weeklong series of meetings where Saba, along with the other Public Entities Bonaire and St. Eustatius, will meet with ministers and top-level civil servants to discuss areas of concern and also ways to improve cooperation between the islands and the Dutch government. The point of discussion will be the evaluation scheduled for 2015 on the relationship between the Public Entities and the Netherlands. The Executive Council will outline the challenges Saba has faced since the transition and suggest that the Netherlands streamline its approach and limit bureaucracy in the Caribbean Netherlands. Since the transition, the Executive Council has travelled annually to The Hague for these contact meetings. The Dutch government provides funding for the trip.

For more: http://www.saba-news.com/executive-council-will-leave-caribbean-netherlands-week/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=executive-council-will-leave-caribbean-netherlands-week

 

Virgin Airline axes 14 jobs in the Caribbean

From eTN Global Travel news

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – At least 14 Virgin Airline employees based in the Caribbean will soon lose their jobs.

The airline said Thursday that the job losses will be as a result of consolidation of its Caribbean operations into its North American head office.

Virgin’s Caribbean office is based in Barbados.

“We anticipate 14 job roles to go from the region, with a further seven at risk. We are working closely with the team through the consultation period, and will look to retain people within Virgin Atlantic if possible. We will be offering support and training during this difficult time,” Virgin said in a media statement.

Confirmation of exactly which workers will be laid off is expected to come in approximately six weeks and the actual departure date of affected employees will depend on their notice period.

“After a thorough review of functional requirements in the Caribbean, we have established areas where we believe it will be beneficial to have a single functional specialist team rather than duplications based in both North America and Barbados… We identified that the United States operation was better placed to absorb the requirements of a single North America region,” Virgin stated.

The British company assured that the consolidation did not mean it is leaving the region.

“We are still committed to having a presence in the region and keeping the Barbados sales and ticketing office open.”

For more: http://www.eturbonews.com/46897/virgin-airline-axes-14-jobs-caribbean

 

Too many people’s future blighted for a little ganja’ – Church leader

From Jamaican Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – At least one church leader has voiced approval of government’s decision to put in motion the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of ganja.

General Secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union, Karl Johnson Friday welcomed the government’s move to relax penalties for possession of the weed.

“Too many of our young people have had their future blighted just for a little (ganja). Truth be told many of us today would have our lofty careers stymied and if you look at it, it’s really only affixed with a certain socio-economic class,” Johnson told OBSERVER ONLINE.

He explained that he was not calling for the substance to be legalised but for the penalties to be reduced so that people are not affixed with a criminal record for small quantities.

“I also hope that the government can work out some system where those who have criminal records now, that those records be expunged over time.”

Jamaica’s legislators approved the amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act to facilitate the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of ganja.

The announcement was made by Justice Minister Mark Golding during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston Thursday, June 12.

For more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/-Too-many-people-s-future-blighted-for-a-little-ganja—-Church-leader

 

WICB threatens more sanctions against Guyana

From Caribbean Now

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — Having decided to remove the upcoming Guyana-New Zealand test match from Guyana, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has issued another threat, this time to exclude the country’s under-19 team from the regional games.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, at his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday, disclosed that in the same correspondence in which the threat was issued, the Board also attempted to disassociate itself from any intention to belittle President Donald Ramotar and/or to show disrespect to him or his administration.

“The removal of the match has denied Guyanese the opportunity to attend and participate in test cricket… the WICB would have us believe that these extreme measures are quite appropriate and they are appropriate for their undefined charges of government interference in cricket and cricket administration. These charges are based in their misconceptions on the parliamentary enacted Cricket Administration Bill,” Luncheon said.

The Cricket Administration Bill is aimed at improving accountability and transparency of cricket in Guyana. It also grants corporate status to the local cricketing body, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).

Luncheon said that a well-considered response by the WICB is yet to be received in relation to the government’s earlier offer for the Board to forward a list its concerns, particularly as it relates to the Bill within 14 days.

“WICB really think they are untouchable, they really think that regional governments exist to do their bidding and follow their dictat where cricket is concerned, that is bad for them but it is even worse for regional cricket,” He said.

This will be one of the issues that will be taken up by Ramotar at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government meeting in July.

 

Jamaican triple jumper arrested in US for shoplifting

From Jamaican Observer

ARKANSAS, United States – Jamaican-born triple jumper Clive Pullen was yesterday arrested and charged for shoplifting in the United States, according to a report from Northwest Arkansas News (NWA).

Pullen was arrested at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville, Arkansas after he was reportedly caught and detained for stealing fish and clothes, the arrest report stated.

The former Kingston College jumper and national representative was booked into the Washington County jail at 1:17 am on Thursday but by 3:27 am he was released on a $565 bond, NWA said.

Pullen is currently a freshman triple jumper on a full scholarship at Arkansas University. He failed to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugune, Oregon, where several Arkansas athletes are this week.

For more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Jamaican-triple-jumper-arrested-in-US-for-shoplifting

 

Franz Beckenbauer: Fifa bans German legend for 90 days

From BBC

Franz Beckenbauer has been provisionally banned from all footballing activities by Fifa – for “failing to co-operate” with its inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

The World Cup winning German legend had been asked to help with a Fifa ethics investigation led by lawyer Michael Garcia.

Beckenbauer, 68, was part of the Fifa executive committee that voted to give the tournament to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

He has been banned for 90 days.

Beckenbauer captained West Germany to victory as hosts at the 1974 World Cup, and was coach when they next lifted the trophy in Italy 16 years later.

He then managed at Olympique Marseille and Bayern Munich, where he is now honorary president.

“Franz Beckenbauer had been asked by Fifa’s ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia to meet him and help answer some of the lawyer’s questions. The BBC understands Beckenbauer twice refused to meet Garcia because he felt Garcia had no power to make him comply – as Beckenbauer was no longer actively involved in football.

“Beckenbauer is on the Fifa committee looking into the future of the game and is honorary president and global ambassador at Bayern Munich. Fifa executives, including vice-president Jim Boyce, had called for those who refused to co-operate with the investigation to be ‘named and shamed’.”

Fifa said Beckenbauer ignored “repeated requests” to assist with an independent investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

No details have been given on what Garcia wanted to speak to Beckenbauer about.

For more: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27841486

 

Bitcoin’s price and the public interest

Bitcoin Chart iNews briefsBy Alex Wilhelm

From Techcrunch

When bitcoin’s price skyrockets, the printing presses kick into high gear. And when Bitcoin collapses, a new crop of stories go out.

Something interesting is happening at the moment, however, as we have recently seen a decoupling of bitcoin’s price and the public interest. In short, bitcoin’s recent rally hasn’t been matched with rising consumer interest in the currency.

We can measure consumer interest by using Google’s provided Trends data. The correlation between bitcoin’s price and spikes in interest have gone hand in hand. Note that we’re not trying to establish causation here; instead, we’re merely pointing out that when bitcoin is going up, more people take a look at it. That’s all. At least until now.

To be fair, the June data, that flat bit, is partial. But the steep rise in bitcoin’s price that we saw recently took place nearly completely in May, so that factoid probably doesn’t mean much.

It actually makes sense that Bitcoin’s price rallied without a commensurate rise in public interest, however. As TechCrunch reported in the midst of the recent rally, total bitcoin transactions weren’t going up. Instead, the total amount of bitcoin traded was. So, people were buying in larger chunks. The average person, the sort we might look to find in the Google Trends data, wouldn’t be buying in bulk like that.

So what caused the upswing and the large purchases? Your guess is as good as mine, but we could be breaking some new ground.

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For more: http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/13/bitcoins-price-and-the-public-interest/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

 

LinkedIn to face lawsuit for sending repeat invitations to your contacts

By Sarah Silbert

If you’ve given professional-networking site LinkedIn access to your email account, you may be aware that the site uses your contact list to recruit new members. What you probably weren’t aware of, though, is that LinkedIn can send your contacts invitation emails followed by reminder emails — at the risk of making you look like a needy user who can’t take a hint. This practice is at the crux of an upcoming lawsuit against the company, with a District Judge in San Jose, California ruling that the repeat emails could injure users’ reputations.

US District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose ruled that members who sued can continue to pursue damages for the revenue LinkedIn made using their email address contacts. The site apparently doesn’t include any disclosures about sending multiple invitations to contacts. Judge Koh also explained that the networking site may have violated California’s right of publicity, which protects against the use of someone’s name for commercial purposes without consent. Members of the class-action lawsuit are currently looking to expand the case to include more members.

For LinkedIn’s part, spokeswoman Crystal Braswell said: “We are pleased that the Court rejected plaintiffs’ unfounded “hacking” claims and found that LinkedIn members consented to sharing their email contacts with LinkedIn. We will continue to contest the remaining claims, as we believe they have no merit.”

For more: http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/13/linkedin-lawsuit-email-contacts/?ncid=rss_truncated

 

Passing of Cayman family members living in US – Ritch, Foster     

From Cayman Connections Member

If not previously reported or for those who may not have heard, Captain Edward Albert Ritch passed away on Feb. 20, 2014, here in St. Petersburg, Fl. His wife is my Aunt Madge Lazzari Ritch, and they were married for 68 years. Uncle Edd was born on March 16, 1923 on Cayman Brac. His parents were John Theophilus and Beatrice Hunter Ritch. He was a sea captain for many years before moving to the United States and going into business here.   He was an amazing man who knew everything about the sea and ships, could fix almost anything, and told wonderful stories. My aunt, his sister Slyvia, and many nieces and nephews miss him very much.

Also, Charles A. Foster, passed away August 6, 2013, in St. Petersburg. He was born Nov. 10, 1917 in Jamaica. His parents were Arnold and Agatha Foster. He was married to Pauline Kirkconnell Foster who passed away five months later on January 10, 2014. She was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Tampa but grew up on Cayman Brac. My whole life I called them Uncle Charlie and Aunt Pauline because of the age difference. Actually he was my first cousin once removed.

It is sad that the “elders” of my family are almost all gone, but what a legacy they have left for all of us who loved them.

Julie Lazzari Marshall

 

Caribbean, United Kingdom strengthen ties    

From Presna Latina

Georgetown, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of foreign affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in London with their British peer William Hague, to strengthen ties between the United Kingdom and the region, a statement said here.

The text issued by the regional entity states that the 8th Caribbean-United Kingdom Forum, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, will also provide a platform so the ministers analyze key foreign policy issues.

They will also seek an agreement about a joint action plan to promote prosperity in priority sectors of the region, and strengthen the partnership on security, the note states.

Other relevance issues of the meeting will be energy, education, trade, and investment.

According to the CARICOM declaration, British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet at the Forum with the regional foreign ministers in his official residence, as well as the Caribbean diaspora.

For more: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2787511&Itemid=1

 

HBO Latin America and NBCUniversal sign multi-year feature film agreement for Latin America and the Caribbean

From 2015, the deal gives HBO exclusive Pay Television rights                                               to the studio’s movies in the region, excluding Brazil

MIAMI, FL – June 11, 2014 – HBO Latin America and NBCUniversal International TV Distribution announced today a multiple year deal to bring NBCUniversal’s feature films to HBO subscribers across Latin America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean, effective 2015.

This agreement grants HBO Latin America exclusive first-run premium pay television rights to a host of award-winning titles, Hollywood blockbusters and family-friendly animated movies for its HBO and MAX branded channels, HBO GO, as well as rights for the studio’s rich catalog of films for these channels and Cinemax.

“We are very proud to have accomplished this deal, as the addition of NBCUniversal’s very strong content offering will reinforce our position as leaders in the industry. We look forward to bringing the best titles, with extended rights, to subscribers throughout the region, complementing our critically acclaimed original programming and reaffirming the important role that movies have in the pay-TV industry,” said Gaston Comas, CEO of HBO Latin America Group.

“With a stellar reputation of offering only the best movies and TV series to its subscribers, HBO Latin America is a key leader in the pay-TV industry. This deal is a testament to the caliber of NBCUniversal’s films and we are delighted to partner with HBO Latin America to bring our movies to their subscribers in this region,” said Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International.

 

Franz Beckenbauer ready to answer FIFA questions over World Cup bidding… and calls for his 90-day ban to be overturned

By Erik Kirschbaum From Daily Mail UK

Franz Beckenbauer is willing to answer FIFA questions on the World Cup bidding process

German legend has called for his 90-day ban to be overturned

Beckenbauer was said to be ‘extremely surprised’ by the ban

‘Der Kaiser’ won the World Cup as a player (1974) and manager (1990)

Franz Beckenbauer said on Sunday he was ready to answer questions from FIFA about an investigation into World Cup bidding by June 27 and believed that should remove any justification for its 90-day ban on him.

In a statement released via Twitter on Sunday, his spokesman Marcus Hoefl said that Beckenbauer’s readiness to answer the questions by FIFA’s ethics committee lifts any reason to uphold the ban issued by soccer’s world governing body on Friday.

‘Franz Beckenbauer told FIFA on Saturday that he would answer the questions by the ethics committee investigation by June 27 at the latest,’ Hoefl said.

‘It is our understanding that there is thus no longer any ‘suspicion of a possible violation’ against FIFA rules so we are assuming that the provisional sanctions against him will be removed without delay.”

For more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2658430/Franz-Beckenbauer-ready-answer-FIFA-questions-World-Cup-bidding.html#ixzz34l3pcM7Y

 

Seafreight Line announce increase in handling charges for Cayman Islands cargo

Due to increase in operational costs, Seafreight Line announces a new U.S. Handling charge for Cayman Islands, effective June 29, 2014.

This charge is applicable to all Southbound public and contract rates for dry and refrigerated cargo, as follows.

Equipment US Handling Charge

20′ Container            $50

40′ Container            $100

45′ Container            $113

These changes will be reflected in contract and public rates.

You can obtain more information by contacting the local SeaFreight representative or the Carrier at 305­592­6060 and visiting their Web Site: www.seafreightagencies.com

 

Blake stumbles, but Jamaica still triumphs in New York

From Caribbean360

NEW YORK, United States, Monday Jun 16, 2014, CMC – Sprint star Yohan Blake suffered defeat in his first outing in the Diamond League this year, finishing second to fellow Jamaican Nesta Carter in the 100 metres at the Adidas Grand Prix.

Blake stumbled at the start and failed to recover enough, clocking a slow 10.21 seconds behind Carter who crossed the line first 10.09 seconds on Saturday.

Trinidadian Keston Bledman finished third in 10.23 seconds.

“Everybody saw what happened at the start. There’s not much more to say,” Blake muttered to reporters in the mixed zone.

Blake, widely viewed as the heir apparent to World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt, is coming off a long injury layoff where he has struggled with hamstring problems.

Meanwhile, Jamaican Warren Weir dipped below 20 seconds as he won the 200 metres in a time of 19.82 seconds.

The Olympic bronze medallist finished ahead of counterpart Nickel Ashmeade who was second in 19.95 seconds.

For more:

http://www.caribbean360.com/sports/blake-stumbles-but-jamaica-still-triumphs-in-new-york?utm_source=Caribbean360%20Newsletters&utm_campaign=58429cf7a1-Vol_9_Issue_119_News6_16_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-58429cf7a1-39393477

 

 

 

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