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Police investigating the death of Mervin “Tiny” Liburd

first_imgLocalNews Police investigating the death of Mervin “Tiny” Liburd by: – November 30, 2011 97 Views   3 comments Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Mervin “Tiny” LiburdPolice Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth Matthew has confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the death of Mervin “Tiny” Liburd.Mervin Liburd who is popularly known as “Tiny” was found in a state of distress and transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital by Fire and Ambulance officials on Monday.Liburd, an alleged drug abuser, was popularly known as he would often be seen cleaning the streets in Roseau.“Mervin “Tiny” Liburd of Roseau was found on the street in Roseau and taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital by officials of the Fire and Ambulance Service at 8:25am. Dr Garvin Seaman attended to him for twenty (20) minutes, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was also performed on him however he was pronounced dead at 8:45am,” Sergeant Matthew reported.The body has been secured at the Princess Margaret Hospital Morgue pending a post mortem.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Does last season’s fate await USC? (Point)

first_imgIt looks familiar, doesn’t it? Last season USC, then 5-2 overall, hosted No. 1 Oregon on Halloween weekend. ESPN’s College GameDay visited the Coliseum for the nationally televised primetime matchup.In flight · When ESPN’s College GameDay visited USC last season, running back LaMichael James (above) and Oregon beat the Trojans at the Coliseum 53-32, handing the Trojans their third loss of the year. – Daily Trojan file photoSimilarly this season, USC (6-1) hosts another Pac-12 juggernaut in No. 4 Stanford. The Cardinal is also undefeated, as ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning college football pregame show descends upon Los Angeles.The circumstances are certainly familiar for these Trojans. But will it be different this time? Will USC give us a treat and play as it has in the last two games or will it only trick us into thinking things have really changed this time around?For many, USC’s resounding 31-17 victory over Notre Dame last Saturday in South Bend, Ind., signified a turning point in its season. Many dubbed the game USC coach Lane Kiffin’s signature win. Others believed the Trojans played their most complete game on both sides of the ball.With the win, USC thrust itself into the national spotlight, jumping to No. 20 in the Associated Press top-25 poll. Despite the ranking, fans should be warned: It’s déjà vu all over again.Yes, USC’s defense looked better against the Irish. It won the turnover battle three-to-zero and allowed just 226 passing yards and 41 rushing yards. But Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees isn’t typically mentioned in the same breath as Stanford signal caller Andrew Luck. Tailbacks Cierre Wood and Jonas Gray aren’t exactly Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor or Tyler Gaffney.The Trojan defense has certainly had its moments, but it hasn’t been consistent. A 17-0 lead midway through the second quarter should have been safe, but it wasn’t. Junior safety Jawanza Starling’s fumble recovery was a 14-point swing. Had Notre Dame scored, the Irish would have had all the momentum and it’s a coin flip the rest of the way.The Trojan defense has had its moments, but at times, it’s almost as if it’s 2010 again. A great offensive team like Stanford will capitalize on these weaknesses. Its offensive line has allowed just two sacks all season, which ranks first in the nation. Luck will have plenty of time to find his receivers and tight ends should USC not be able to pressure him. The Cardinal won’t turn the ball over in the red zone, it won’t make any unforced errors and it will score when given the opportunity.The USC offense also seems to be hitting its stride, but its toughest test will be against Stanford. USC coach Lane Kiffin has raved about physical front sevens from Utah and Notre Dame, but Stanford’s rushing defense ranks second in the nation behind Alabama. Its scoring defense ranks fourth in the nation and 18th in total defense.Another thing: Stanford has been nothing short of dominant this season and the second half of last season as it defeated its last 10 opponents by at least 25 points.The Trojans have made improvements on both sides of the ball, but still have room to grow. Sure, the last two games have been encouraging and even nice for a change. Beating up on Notre Dame — something that has been almost expected now — is one thing, but hanging with a top-five team in the nation is completely different. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves: USC football has certainly turned the corner, but it just doesn’t have that killer instinct or aura about it that all great teams possess. And this weekend’s matchup against Stanford will prove the true measuring stick.Click here for a different viewpoint.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2019: American teen Coco Gauff gets marquee opener vs. Venus Willliams

first_img Wimbledon 2019: Rafael Nadal faces possible Roger Federer semifinal in difficult draw American Coco Gauff, 15, makes Wimbledon history by earning main-draw spot She opens against Zheng Saisai but faces a possible third-round clash with 2017 winner Garbine Muguruza and a quarterfinal with defending champion Angelique Kerber or Serena Williams, who are on course to meet in the last 16.The first round of The Championships…15-year-old @CocoGauff will play 39-year-old @Venuseswilliams #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/N6PMi3YN3y— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2019Kerber starts her title defense against Tatjana Maria while Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, faces qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone in the first round. Maria Sharapova also features in a star-studded top half of the draw, and there is plenty to whet the appetite in the bottom section, including a prospective quarterfinal between Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka.World No. 1 Osaka, the reigning U.S. and Australian Open champion, takes on Yulia Putintseva — who beat her in Birmingham — first up and may have to deal with a fourth-round encounter with another former world No. 1 in Caroline Wozniacki.Halep, the 2018 French Open champion, meets Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the opening round and could face Aryna Sabalenka in a round of 16 that may also feature a contest between Sloane Stephens and two-time winner Petra Kvitova. Fifteen-year-old qualifier Cori “Coco” Gauff will face five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon, part of a women’s draw in which recent French Open winner and top-seeded Ashleigh Barty’s route to the final could be lined with former champions.Gauff on Thursday became the youngest Wimbledon qualifier in the Open Era at 15 years and 122 days when she defeated Greet Minnen, 6-1, 6-1. Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded over Rafael Nadal in controversial move And she has been rewarded with a meeting with an all-time great in Williams, 39, who herself was just 17 when she made the U.S. Open final and lost to Martina Hingis.Meanwhile, Barty, whose first Grand Slam title at the French Open and victory last week at the Birmingham Classic has seen rise her to the top of the WTA rankings, is the No. 1 seed in the women’s singles but the draw has been no kinder to her as a result. Related Newslast_img read more