14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A 45-year-old former employee of the $45.5 million Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union pleaded guilty to embezzling $82,000 in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, W. Va., last week.Michelle K. Martin admitted that she stole the funds from October 2016 to May 2017 from the Weirton-based credit union, federal prosecutors said.Court documents do not reveal Martin’s position with the credit union, how long she worked there or how she concealed her embezzlement for eight months.However, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office for northern district of West Virginia, said Martin stole the money from the credit union’s vault. When confronted by law enforcement, Ms. Martin made a full confession.
… Superbet on boardAT least 20 teams will battle in the Seven-A-Side Independence Cricket Festival, which is scheduled for May 5 and 6 at the National Cultural Centre tarmac.The tapeball competition, which is into its third year, is already expected to be the biggest with at least six teams more than 2018. The Tran$cend Entertainment-organised, National Sports Commission-endorsed event has teams coming from Georgetown, East Coast, East Bank, West Bank and possibly one from Berbice.Last year, the competition, which was won by Team Corruption, featured 14 teams, while in its first year it had attracted 11 teams.Organiser Dwight Dodson said that some of the biggest names in cricket are set to battle this year, including the likes of Christopher Barnwell and Steven Jacobs.Over $1M in cash and prizes will be up for grabs in the knockout competition, which will be played over five overs.On Thursday, Superbet, one of the main sponsors of the competition, made its contribution. Other sponsors include Banks DIH, Ramps Logistics Ltd, Imperial Trading, Red Carpet Washbay, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Star Party Rentals, Xavier’s Investment, Movement Auto Sale, Precision Auto Works, W&J Entertainment, Fung-A-Fat Hatchery, Ole’s Jewellery, Seeta’s Bar, Regent Household and Electronics, Royal Real Estate, Church’s Chicken, Fireside Grill, Magic City and S&D Enterprise.
PAKISTAN beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI for 10 years.Pakistan hit 305-7 in their 50 overs with Babar Azam notching a brilliant 105-ball 115 and Fakhar Zaman scoring 54.Sri Lanka were bundled out for 238 in 46.5 overs with Usman Shinwari taking 5-51, giving Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The Green Shirts had won the toss and opted to bat first against the visitors.After starting strong, Pakistan lost their first wicket in the 15th over, when Imam-ul-Haq (31 off 41) was trapped leg before wicket by Wanindu Hasaranga.Fakhar Zaman (54 from 65) was next to go, getting caught by Isuru Udana off Hasaranga in the 21st over.Haris Sohail (40 off 48) became the casualty of a run out off Nuwan Pradeep’s bowling in the 40th over.Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was run out after scoring eight runs and Babar Azam, who smashed a 105-ball 115, was caught off Lahiru Kumara in the 46th over.Imad Wasim was caught out after contributing 12 runs and Wahab Riaz (2) was run out at the non-striker’s end on the last ball of the innings. Pakistan thus finished their batting with 305-7 at the end of the 50 overs.The long-awaited first ODI between the two sides was called off due to heavy rain in the metropolis on Friday. The second ODI, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, was rescheduled for today and the third match will be played on Wednesday.Monday’s match was the first ODI played in Karachi after a yawning gap of exactly 3,901 days, equivalent to 10 years, eight months and six days.The two teams will also play three Twenty20 internationals in Lahore next month.(AFP)
FIFA had barred the Spanish club from signing new players for the next two windows – as punishment for breaking rules over the transfer of under-18s.The ruling from CAS means Real will be able to bring in additions in the summer – but not next month. In Transfer news, Newcastle could move for Brentford’s Alan Judge.The Ireland international has yet to make an appearance this season due to injury.Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s transfer ban has been cut after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.