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God, my parents and friends for the warmth and love
they have shared with me. I send my love from Rus-
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West Indies T20
SAMMY after the
regional team won
the second T20
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win on tour of Sri
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paid out on a life insurance policy for
South Africa national team captain
Senzo Meyiwa, who was fatally shot
more than a year ago in what police
said was an attempted house robbery.
The goalkeeper's killer still has not
been caught despite a 13-month police
Premier Football League chairman
Irvin Khoza said the payout covered
Meyiwa for injury and "untimely
death." The league has received the
money and Meyiwa's family and other
beneficiaries will be notified, Khoza
The league didn't say how much the
payout was but South African media
reported it was about $350,000.
Meyiwa, a popular and charismatic
player for South Africa and Soweto
club Orlando Pirates, was shot by an
intruder at his girlfriend's house in a
township near Johannesburg in
Police said it was a botched house
robbery and announced they were
seeking three suspects. (AP)
Insurance payout for 2014 killing of SAfrica soccer captain
The old James Bond movie "From Russia with
Love" had a nice storyline. But so does Sinead Jack
our top women s professional volleyball player.
The 6 5" tall middle blocker is now into her fifth
year as a professional volleyball playerer.
She first played with AZS Bialystok in Poland before
moving on to Uralochka-NTMK in Russia.
She has been with her present Russian team for
the past three years. They are recognised as one of
the top contenders in the Russian Woman s Volleyball
League with the club being crowned national champion
25 times, including a series of 20 consecutive cham-
pionship wins since 1986.
The San Fernando-born Jack who celebrated her
22nd birthday on November 8 has adjusted well in
Russia...where the high standard of play and the tem-
perature is low...very low...ranging from 2 to 50 degrees
Beside the cold, there were other things to consider,
like being a stranger in a foreign land; halfway around
the world, far from the Caribbean sun. She needed
the love across the miles to keep her smiles.
She has sharpened her skills and learned how to
handle the cold. "You just have to stay warm. She
said "The best comfortable place for a volleyball player
is the heated indoor volleyball arena, with a chance
to get warmed up."
Back in 2007, she emerged as a hot prospect on
the local and Caribbean scene. She made her mark
at the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball
Confederation (NORCECA) level and won several high
performance awards along the way.
Sinead Jack is arguably the best female volleyball
player ever produced in T&T.
Her first coach and mentor Rev Terrence Honore
recalled the day he walked up to her door and invited
her to join the sport. "I told her mom, that her daughter
will be the greatest player ever from T&T. Even better
than my daughter Nadiege who was at the time setting
records at University in the United States."
Well the rest is history. With support from her
family, Sinead began the journey that would take her
to many countries representing T&T before going on
to study and play in Poland.
The real credit for her outstanding performance
goes to her national coach Francisco Cruz Panche
Much like Germany-based Marc-Anthony Honore,
the first professional men s player, she was coached
by a Cuban coach who instilled the discipline and
standards required for the professional arena. Jimenez
took charge of the fledgin
the Cuban connection.
Sinead has grown up.
everything like a sports m
is a tall, talented and a
Earlier in her career
courted by several top u
sities in the United S
including Penn State, Ford
and others. But she op
for a contract in Polan
and an opportunity to
further her studies.
She is currently pur-
suing studies leading to
a Bachelor s degree in
Business. It is a long wa
from her early days a
As another sporting st
south T&T, she has rep
country in over 15 tour
50 matches in her seve
She has logged many
resenting the national te
professionally in Poland and now in Russia.
A story yet unfinished is being written well. Sinead
was recently named "Best Player" on two occasions
in the current Russian tournament.
With Love ---
Vance River stops Moruga RC
There will be a new national
champion in the Atlantic Pri-
mary School Under-15 Girls
competition in 2015. In a semi-
final match between Vance River
and Moruga RC, the former came
out on top after penalty kicks at
the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
in Marabella, yesterday.
In regulation time, Vance River
RC went ahead as early as the fifth
minute with a strike from Queen
Jacent. In the second session
Moruga responded through Akayla
Charles who tied the scores at 1-
1 in the 31st minute.
Extra-time was needed, and in
the ensuing penalty shoot-out,
both teams scored their three goals
from the spot, forcing sudden
death leading to Vance River cel-
ebrating in the end.
In the second game of the dou-
ble header, Bon Air Government
edged Mon Repos RC to move
into the semi-final round of the
competition. Bon Air got its win-
ner through Kalicia Thomas.
At The Centre of Excellence,
Tobago Champions Bon Accord
Government beat Sangre Grande
Gov t 2-1 in a very competitive
affair. Denekia Nicholson was on
the mark in the first and second
halves for Bon Accord, while
Alliyah Trim pulled one back for
Sangre Grande in the 39th minute.
In the other match in Port of
Spain, champions St Agnes Angli-
can school outplayed Enterprise
Government School, the Caroni
District winner, with a 5-0 drub-
bing. The hero of the game was
Destiny Williams who scored all
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