KSAFA U-20 set for next Tuesday

first_img 32 teams “There will be 32 participating KSAFA teams, plus guest team Portmore United. However, Portmore will not earn any point during their participation. The teams are in four groups based on geographical locations. At the completion of the group stage, the top two teams from each zone will advance to the quarter-final knockout stage,” Williams explained. Alliance MoneyGram is the main sponsor of the competition having pumped $1.2 million into the tournament with McKay Security contributing an additional $700,000. Partner Locker Room Sports will present 32 sets of gear, including jerseys and shorts, to the participating clubs valued at $1.6 million. Each club will receive 20 gear. New KSAFA President Wayne Shaw praised the sponsors for continuing their support of the competition. “The renewal of sponsorship by Alliance MoneyGram and McKay Security of the Under-20 competition forms part of our development programme. We also thank Locker Room Sports for their contribution of gear,” Shaw said. Alliance MoneyGram’s Marketing Officer Brandon Chin highlighted the value of youth development, which he pointed to as a major factor in their continued support of the competition. “We are pleased to be back as sponsors, as the development of young people is very important. We hope young people can turn their dreams into reality. Now, we look forward to a competitive and discipline season from the clubs,” Chin said. Meanwhile, the teams in Zone A reads: Allman-Woodford, Barbican, Cavalier SC, Santos, Mountain View, Real Mona, Swallowfield and UWI FC; Zone B Brown’s Town, Bull Bay, Central Kingston, Harbour View, New Kingston, Rae Town, Rockfort and Tivoli Gardens; Zone C – Arnett Gardens, Boys’ Town, Greenwich, Maxfield Park, Molynes United, Olympic Gardens, Seaview Gardens and Whitfield Town; and Zone D Constant Spring, Cooreville Gardens, Duhaney Park, Meadforest, Pembroke Hall, Stony Hill, Maverley-Hughenden, Waterhouse and Portmore United. The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association-Alliance MoneyGram-McKay Security Under-20 competition is set to begin next Tuesday. With defending champions Boys’ Town set to face off against Olympic Gardens in the lone game set for Collie Smith Drive, starting at 4 p.m. KSAFA’s competitions committee Chairman Marc Williams yesterday outlined the format of the annual Under-20 competition during the launch at Scotiabank Sports Club in Liguanea.last_img read more

Hsu held in ’92 fraud case

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REDWOOD CITY – Norman Hsu, the fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton who was charged with defrauding investors in a multimillion-dollar scam, was ordered held without bail here Friday in a 1992 fraud pleading that his lawyer now wants expunged. Hsu, looking fatigued during a brief appearance in San Mateo County Superior Court, was ordered by Judge Robert D. Foiles to return to court Friday in the unresolved 1992 grand theft case that had prompted Hsu to flee and dodge the authorities for the past 15 years. Although Ronald Smetana, the California deputy attorney general, has promised to pursue the state’s case, it may be the least of Hsu’s problems. On Thursday, federal prosecutors in New York filed an unrelated complaint against Hsu, a onetime apparel industry executive, charging him with snagging investors in a $60 million Ponzi scheme. At Friday’s hearing here, Hsu’s lawyer, James J. Brosnahan, requested that the court return the $2 million bail Hsu posted after he surrendered in connection with the 1992 case on Aug. 31. A native of Hong Kong who has lived in both Northern California and New York, Hsu was to appear in court on Sept. 5 but apparently fled again. Brosnahan, arguing that Hsu, 56, should be considered innocent, intends to file motions to set aside Hsu’s no-contest plea in the 1992 case and recover the $2 million bail, which he said state law allows. “He cannot be sentenced on the old case because he cannot be sentenced by a different judge,” Brosnahan said.last_img read more