LONDON (CMC):Jamaica international Clayton Donaldson missed a first-half penalty, but made amends with a successful second-half effort, as Birmingham City edged Fulham 1-0 in the English Championship on Saturday.Forward Donaldson, who played 16 minutes in the Reggae Boyz’ 2-0 defeat to Haiti in their final World Cup qualifying game last Tuesday in Kingston, was on target on 49th minutes to help lift Birmingham to fourth in the standings.They have 11 points from six outings and are five adrift of top-placed Huddersfield.Donaldson’s strike was his third in two games, following his double against Norwich a fortnight ago.He had a golden opportunity to put Birmingham ahead away at Craven Cottage when Michael Madl – eventually sent off for a second yellow – hauled Che Adams to the ground in the 26th minute.But he watched in disappointment as his right-footed shot to the left was saved by goalkeeper David Button.The scores were locked nil-all at half-time, but Donaldson broke the stalemate four minutes into the second half. Floyd Ayite brought down Adams and this time Donaldson made no mistake from the spot, to put the visitors ahead for good.Donaldson, 32, is in his third season at the West Midlands club and has scored 29 goals from 87 appearances.
After weeks of delay and professing his innocence, 26-year-old Kevon Alfred on Tuesday admitted to killing 75-year-old re-migrant Joyce Lewis at her home at Lot 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Alfred, who appeared in the High Court before Justice Navindra Singh, was set to go on trial after switching his attorney, Senior Counsel Stanley Moore, last week, and rejecting advice to plead guilty. However, after a discussion with his new attorney, George Thomas, Alfred changed his mind and pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.Murdered remigrant Joyce LewisAlfred, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, maintained in court that his friend — Cordell Eastman, called “Gaza” — who had hired him as a taxi driver, was the one who had killed the elderly woman on March 26, 2014. Alfred claimed he had simply witnessed “Gaza” chasing after the re-migrant, and going into her home.In his explanation, Alfred declared that he had met up with Eastman one day prior to his sister’s birthday (March 25, 2016), and had agreed to transport him via a car that he had borrowed. The accused also claimed that after he was directed to the Ruimveldt area where Lewis lived, his friend went inside the house while he waited outside. Adding that he did not know the area since he was from West Demerara, Alfred said he became tired waiting, and that is when he went into the elderly woman’s residence and saw what he alleged to had transpired.State Prosecutor Abigail Gibbs, however, retorted that Alfred was an unwanted guest, who had entered Lewis’s home, strangled the woman to death, robbed her, and had used her mobile phone to sell the items to a witness, who was set to testify.Jailed: Kevon AlfredBefore sentencing him to 23 years in prison, Justice Singh told Alfred that even though he had pleaded guilty, he showed no sign of remorse. The sentence passed on Alfred took into account that he did not waste the court’s time.According to reports, Lewis’s lifeless body was found in her home by Police and her sister, Veronica Deen, on the morning of March 26, 2014. She reportedly was also found with her underwear pulled to her ankles and dark marks around her neck.Five months after Lewis was killed, Alfred was arrested and charged with the murder. Reports are that Alfred’s fingerprints were among several that detectives had found in the slain woman’s home. (Shemuel Fanfair)
The North Peace Leisure Pool will remain closed until early August.The pool was shut done on July 18, following a fire that caused significant damage to facility. Investigators from the Fort St. John Fire Department concluded that the cause of the blaze was undetermined due to the extreme heat and damage.It is anticipated that the pool will reopen during the week of August 10 to August 14 but an exact date is expected to be announced soon.- Advertisement -The pool typically shuts down for maintenance in early August but Julie Rogers, a City spokesperson, told EnergeticCity.ca that the regularly scheduled maintenance this year is expected to take place August 30-September 28.Swimming lessons that were scheduled to run between August 4 and August 14 will be cancelled but enrolled patrons will received full credits for those cancelled classes.Lessons scheduled for August 17 are scheduled to run as planned.Advertisement