Patrick John accepts Jack Warner’s resignation; open to contest the elections for presidency

first_img 164 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Patrick John accepts Jack Warner’s resignation; open to contest the elections for presidency by: – June 22, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet President of the Dominica Football Association Mr. Patrick John. President of the Dominica Football Association, Mr Patrick John has hinted his possible intentions to run for the presidency of the International Football Federation (FIFA), with the recent resignation of Austin Jack Warner.Warner reportedly resigned from his post in international football immediately, according to a brief statement from FIFA.Mr John says the Dominica Football Association has been an ally of Jack Warner for many years, and will continue to liaise with him for advice and counsel.‘If its open, my name is in there. But for another post on the board, I would go for that. Because I would rather see that the guys who have been with Jack building the Caribbean, let them be in the forefront. If they leave it open, then Patrick John jumps in. If they don’t leave it open, then I seek a position on the board’, says John.The world governing body for football said Warner’s resignation has been accepted, acknowledging his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football and in particular the CONCACAF Confederation.Mr John says in Dominica, Mr Warner has left his mark with the advent of the Football House Building and the FIFA Goal 2 project.‘This building was the first success, the Football house located here in Bath Estate. And when that project was successful, we had no problems when we applied for the second goal project. Even before we had plans settled, we just had an idea, we brought it to Jack, he said its approved. One of the things that Jack was really into was the welfare of the smaller countries’, says John.Mr John had some words to leave with Mr Warner, on his resignation.‘I would just like to tell him that he has been my friend and we will continue to be friends. I respect his decision to pull out from the football arena, but as a member of CONCACAF and CFU, I will still be in touch with him. I will continue to get his assistance and expertise in moving Dominica forward, as it relates to football,’ John concluded.The resignation was prompted by an allegation against the 67-year-old football supremo that he and former FIFA Presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam had offered us$40 000 to national associations of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).It is alleged that the moneys were paid to the CFU members in return for their votes in the FIFA Presidential Election on June 1st.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

MANHUNT AS CO DONEGAL GARDA KILLER ESCAPES FROM PRISON

first_imgGARDAI are hunting a death driver who killed one of their colleagues after he escaped from prison tonight.Martin McDermott, PICTURED RIGHT, 26, from Raphoe, was serving a seven-year sentence for the manslaughter of Buncrana-based Garda Gary McLoughlin.He was reported missing from a ‘holiday camp’ prison this evening. The exact circumstances of how he escaped are not yet known. He was at Loughan Open Prison in Blacklion Co Cavan – dubbed a holiday camp by criminals sent there. There is already huge anger from colleagues that McDermott was jailed there. It takes around ten minutes to walk from the jail into Northern Ireland.McDermott was sentenced in July 2011. The prison system decided to send him to the open prison which is supposed to be for low-risk offenders. McDermott is a convicted burglar, drink-driver, thief and killer.He had led gardaí on a 30km high-speed chase, which ended when he crashed into a patrol car, killing Garda McLoughlin (pictured left).Garda McLoughlin died after suffering multiple injuries as a result of the crash on December 13th, 2009 at Lisfannon, Burt. An inquest just six weeks ago into the death of the 24 year old Garda, from Foxfield, Fenagh, Co Leitrim, heard how he was asked to assist detectives who were pursuing a car during a 30km chase.Detectives Noel Jones and Bernard Mullins had followed a red Opel Astra after it had sped off from The Grove garage at Bridgend earlier that night.The Astra, driven by McDermott, had reached speeds of more than 150 KPH as it tried to shake off Gardai.It travelled to the town of Manorcunningham before travelling back towards Bridgend with the aim of escaping across the border to Derry.Detectives Jones and Mullins alerted Garda Gary McLoughlin and his partner Garda Bernard McLaughlin that the car was coming their way. The uniformed Gardai asked if they would deploy the ‘stinger’ device to stop the speeding car but were told it was too dangerous as the Astra could lose control.Instead they were instructed just to get the registration number of the speeding car.Garda Bernard McLaughlin revealed how his partner had slowed down and was travelling on the hard shoulder to get the license plate.However seconds later McDermott came at them on his wrong side of the road. “I saw a haze of lights and Gary said “This is him.” I studied the car and realised instantly it was travelling towards us at phenomenal speed and I shouted that he was going to hit us. It was like a rocket.“Gary pulled left hard into the ditch and if he hadn’t it would have hit us straight on,” he said.After that Garda Bernard McLaughlin said he awoke to find his partner trapped in the car before he finally came through realising he was in horrific pain.“He was in a lot of pain and was calling for his mum and dad Noel and Una and his girlfriend Shauna,” he said.Such was the force of the collision that the engine of the Opel Astra was ripped from the car and thrown down the road.Martin McDermott, now 26, of Castlegrove, Raphoe, was also thrown out of the car and was fond 60 yards down the road by Gardai.The inquest heard how he told ambulance staff to ‘go f*** yourself.’Tonight McDermott is on the loose.MANHUNT AS CO DONEGAL GARDA KILLER ESCAPES FROM PRISON was last modified: March 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GardaGary McLoughlinMcDermottlast_img read more