Under-20s whip Aruba 7-1

first_imgJamaica’s Under-20 footballers whipped Aruba 7-1 in Florida on Thursday night to keep alive their hopes of advancing to the next round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. Cavalier’s Tevin Rochester scored a hat-trick (two penalties). The other scorers were Ricardo McIntosh (2), Jamoi Topey and Nicque Daley. Meanwhile Mexico remained in pole position for the lone qualifying spot from Group B of the championships following an 8-0 hammering of Grenada.  Both Jamaica and Mexico have 10 points but the Central Americans head the group on goal difference. The Mexicans have scored 21 goals and conceded two for a plus 19 goal difference while Jamaica (13-3) have a goal difference of plus 10.last_img

Yemenis release German hostages

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The kidnappers freed the family after Yemen’s government agreed to hold talks about a group of detained fellow tribesmen, said another negotiator, Nasser Ba’oum, deputy governor of Shabwa province. “The deal was that five of the tribe’s leaders would negotiate with government officials to reach an agreement regarding the five members of the tribe who were detained by the government,” Ba’oum told AP. Later Saturday, the state-run Yemeni news agency, SABA, said troops had captured four of the kidnappers, but officials from their tribe said that no one had been arrested and that the government was upholding the agreement under which the Germans were freed. The release capped a series of protracted negotiations with the kidnappers that raised false hopes of an imminent release several times. On Friday night, Yemeni officials said the hostages would be freed within 90 minutes, but then told reporters the deal had collapsed. In Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said he had spoken to Chrobog by phone and reported the family was in good health. SAN’A, Yemen – A former German diplomat and his family were released unharmed Saturday, three days after being kidnapped by tribesmen while on holiday in the rugged mountains of eastern Yemen, officials said. Juergen Chrobog, a former German foreign minister, his wife and their three children were flown from the area after they were let go, German and Yemeni officials said. “We are safe, thank God,” Chrobog’s wife, Magda, told The Associated Press by phone as the family flew by helicopter to the southern Yemeni port of Aden. She spoke on a cell phone provided by the top government negotiator, tribal chief Awadh bin al-Wazir, who accompanied the Chrobogs on the flight. “Naturally, he and his family are relieved to be in safe hands,” Steinmeier said. The Chrobogs and three Yemeni assistants were kidnapped Wednesday when armed tribesmen stopped their two cars on a remote mountain road in eastern Shabwa province. Chrobog, 65, served as a deputy German foreign minister in the government of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, which left office in November. The kidnappers had demanded that the government release five members of their al-Abdullah bin Dahha tribe who are standing trial for allegedly killing two members of the rival tribe in October. Tribesmen frequently kidnap tourists in an attempt to force concessions from the government in Yemen, a poor, mountainous nation on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula where state control in outlying areas is shaky. Hostages are usually released unharmed, but several were killed in 2000 when security forces carried out a botched raid to free them. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more