first_img Carter also served as president of the Football League and a vice-president of the Football Association but it is as chairman of Everton throughout the 1980s that he will be remembered. Under his stewardship, the club won two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup, which is still the Toffees’ only piece of continental silverware. “Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to announce that Sir Philip Carter has passed away,” read an Everton statement. “Sir Philip died peacefully at home on Thursday morning after a short illness. “He served Everton with immense distinction over three spells. “At this time it would be appreciated if everyone can please respect the family’s wish for privacy.” Carter became a director at Goodison Park in 1973 and assumed the role of chairman five years later with Gordon Lee as manager. But the appointment of former player Howard Kendall as manager in 1981 and the subsequent backing of his boss despite calls from some quarters for him to go, would prove his shrewdest decision. The Toffees won the FA Cup in 1984, the first of three consecutive final appearances, while also reaching the League Cup final. The following year, Everton would win the First Division and the Cup Winners’ Cup, finishing second in the league the next season before being champions of England again in 1987. Former Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter has died aged 87, the club have announced. Carter’s first spell as chairman ended with Peter Johnson’s takeover of the club but he returned to his position under Bill Kenwright and would remain chairman until 2004 when he was replaced by Kenwright and appointed life president. Carter returned for a final spell on the board in 2008. “Words cannot describe my feelings of loss primarily as a friend but also as an Evertonian,” said Kenwright. “Sir Philip was simply a giant…a great man, a great leader and the very best friend and colleague anyone could ask for. I never once met him without calling him chairman. I never will. “That title was his by right. He will always have a major place in our great club’s history. “To his wondrous Lady Rita and his family we send the deepest of condolences together with our undying love and gratitude for his life.” Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgWednesday’s meeting at Listowel looks like going ahead after the County Kerry track passed a course inspection this afternoon. The first of eight races is due off at 2.10pm. Monday and Tuesday’s meetings were both lost due to waterlogging but Wednesday’s card, featuring the biggest race of the seven-day Harvest Festival, the Guinness Kerry National, is now set to beat the weather after the course was declared fit for racing by Irish Turf Club officials. The going is described as heavy and the situation will continue to be monitored. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img“Picture Boy” trialAs the third trial for double-murder accused Cyon ‘Picture Boy’ Collier continues, Detective Superintendent Michael Kingston continued his testimony in the presence of Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and a mixed jury on Monday at the Demerara Assizes.Collier is accused of murdering two brothers, Ray ‘Sugar’ Walcott and Carl ‘Alo’ Andrews at Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara in 2006.Kingston was cross examined by Defence counsel Lyndon Amsterdam, while Prosecutors Narissa Leander and Tuanna Hardy represented the State.The major part of the day was spent with Amsterdam going back and forth with Kingston on the uncertainty of three key points and errors in filing the documents.Kingston gave evidence in the High Court that the accused had uttered the words “boss man them man violate me yuh know,” and whenCyon “Picture Boy” Collierasked by Kingston about the guns used to kill the brothers, Collier pointed him to the guns on the bed.However, Amsterdam indicated that it is best practice for the officer to make note of these words in one of the many record books in the Cove and John Police Station.Kingston recollected that his role in the Criminal Investigations Department for this case was to gather information, plan and stage an operation and this resulted in the capturing of Collier and recovering of an AK-47 assault rifle.Kingston stated that during the operation he along with several other ranks, including Linden Lord, acted on information leading them to Lot 23, Bachelors Adventure, ECD.When the team reached the property they were met at the door by the accused. During discussions with the accused, Kingston was lead to the guns and ammunition after which he asked Collier if he was the holder of a firearm licences.According to Kingston’s testimony, Collier responded by saying “no” and so was arrested and taken to the Station.He said that at the station he filled out the charge sheet and the station diary but during the cross examination, it was discovered that the charge sheet was incompletely filed. It did not include the time the accused was placed in custody and the time of arrest was incomplete, having only the time 07:4, missing the final digit.Kingston tried to justify his actions by saying, “it is an error on my part in filing the documents and it was some sort of distraction thatDead: Ray “Sugar” WalcottDead: Carl Andrewsresulted in the error.”Collier is accused of murdering the two brothers in Victoria on September 23, 2006.Reports are a group of young men were playing dominoes at the Victoria four-corner when the two brothers were allegedly shot by the accused who rode up on a motorcycle.The brothers were rushed to hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.The trial continues on Tuesday.last_img read more