Missing boater was facing drug charges, and was an experienced sailor

first_imgThe Coast Guard was looking for a boater and his father who went missing while headed to Vero Beach.55-year-old Peter cook, 81-year-old Gerald cook, and four of their dogs were aboard a 52-foot yellow steel vessel on Feb. 13 before they went missing.However, new details show that Peter Cook was facing drug and weapons charges in South Carolina in connection with a marijuana grow house bust in May 2018, as first reported in the TCPalm.Officials say Peter Cook was also an experienced sailor who worked as a lobsterman for many years.Peter Cook was released on bond a few days after his arrest two years ago.On Feb. 26, the Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing boaters.last_img

All AFCON 2019 Matches to Air Live on DStv, GOtv

first_imgDStv viewers can catch the all the games SS7 with selected matches on SS10 and SS8, while GOtv viewers can watch the action Select 4 with selected games scheduled on Select 2 and Select 5.“We are thrilled to continue to cater to our customers’ football appetites with one of the most anticipated football tournaments of the year, and what makes it even more exciting this timearound is that most of the countries we operate in are represented in AFCON 2019”, says MultiChoice Nigeria’s Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho.The 2019 AFCON will be the 32nd edition of the continental tournament and takes places across six venues: Cairo International Stadium; 30 June Stadium, Cairo; Al Salaam Stadium, Cairo; Alexandria Stadium; Suez Stadium; and Ismailia Stadium.It is the first edition of the tournament to feature a new 24-team format. There are six groups of four teams each for the round-robin phase of the competition.The top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams, will advance into the last 16 and the tournament proceeds on a knockout basis from then on.Cameroon are the defending champions, having triumphed at the last edition in Gabon in early 2017.The tournament opens on Friday 21 June with the first Group A match between Egypt and Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium, which will also host the final on July 19.Ahead of the tournament kick-off, MultiChoice will also ensure customers are treated to additional football content via SS7 (E36) which will be opened to DStv Access from 7 to 20 June, while Select 1 will be available to GOtv Max, Plus and Value customers to enjoy archive content, previous finals, best qualifiers, documentaries and profile pieces.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 52 matches of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which holds in Egypt between 21 June and 19 July, will be broadcast live on DStv and GOtv via the SuperSport channels.This festival of African football will be live and in HD on DStv and the full offering of games will be available on GOtv. The SuperSport broadcast will feature expert opinion and insight from top commentators and veterans of the continental game.The AFCON tournament will be available on the DStv Family package upwards, with selected games on DStv Access. On GOtv, the matches will be available on GOtv Max and GOtv Plus packages.last_img read more

Football to move forward after injuries

first_imgFreshman quarterback Kedon Slovis will have to gauge this offense’s new speed while improving his own rhythm, something he expressed as a current weakness. Arizona was the second straight game without an interception for Slovis, who compiled 232 passing yards and two touchdowns after a slow first quarter. On the offensive side, junior tailback Stephen Carr is recovering from a hamstring strain and redshirt freshman tailback Markese Stepp suffered a torn ankle ligament that requires surgery and up to five weeks of recovery. Freshman wide receiver Munir McClain requires season-ending surgery for an ACL tear.  Two days after a dominant 41-14 win over Arizona, USC’s offense focused Monday’s practice on the quick turnaround before its road game against Colorado Friday.  Redshirt freshman running back Markese Stepp tore an ankle ligament during Saturday’s game and will miss three to five weeks. (James Wolfe / Daily Trojan) The Trojans hope that those answers lie in their deep roster. After a breakout performance with 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Wildcats, freshman running back Kenan Christon was given the green light for the Colorado game. Christon will join redshirt junior tailback Quincy Jountti and redshirt senior cornerback Dominic Davis in filling the void at the position.  Friday may be the game for USC to finally turn its road struggles around as the Buffaloes are in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Both their offense and defense took embarrassing hits in a blowout loss to Washington State last weekend, meaning the Trojans’ patchwork lineup could still make easy work of the Buffs. “There’s injuries that happen all through the country and all college teams,” Helton said. “As a coach, we’re not paid to make excuses. We’re paid to find answers, and we’ll find those answers.” Helton expressed his confidence in their recovery and the team’s ability to make the necessary adjustments. “I feel a lot better [since] I first started playing here from the Stanford game, even getting reps from practice. As the one [quarterback], you get a lot more,” Slovis said.center_img Head coach Clay Helton provided updates on a roster that has been riddled with injuries the past few weeks.  Helton said Slovis will need to improve his decision-making within the pocket moving forward. Going into Slovis’s fourth start, Helton emphasized “letting the game come to him” as he improves his ability to escape the pocket for five or six-yard gains to avoid sacks. Four players missed the Arizona game, including redshirt senior defensive lineman Christian Rector and sophomore inside linebacker Palaie Gaoteote IV, who are both out indefinitely with ankle injuries. The other two, sophomore cornerback Olaijah Griffin and redshirt sophomore cornerback Greg Johnson, practiced Monday.  Colorado will be the fourth road game for the Trojans, who have yet to win a game outside the Coliseum. The narrow loss at No. 8 Notre Dame highlighted some defensive weaknesses but also proved the offense’s potential, with Slovis throwing for 255 passing yards. “I don’t know if it really matters that much being on the road,” Slovis said. “We haven’t won on the road, but you can see we can play well on the road. We did it with Notre Dame.” None of the six players injured Saturday are medically cleared for Friday’s game. Both redshirt freshman outside linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain and sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga are out with shoulder dislocations. Standout freshman defensive end Drake Jackson suffered a high ankle sprain and returned to the sidelines Saturday in a boot.  Coming off a short week of rest, the Trojans’ performance in Colorado will provide a solid test of the bench’s ability to keep USC alive until its key players return. “Next man up” is the motto moving forward, but every lineup has an expendable limit. It is yet to be seen if the Trojans have reached theirs.last_img read more