March 15, 2007 Regular News ABA’s Fellows honor Sonnet A BA’s Fellows honor SonnetNeal R. Sonnet of Miami received the Outstanding Service Award for 2007 from The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at its recent meeting in Miami.The Outstanding Service Award was first awarded by the fellows in 1957 and is given to a fellow who has adhered for more than 30 years to the “highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and to the service of the public.”Among his many accomplishments, Sonnet is a former president of The Florida Bar Foundation, served on a panel to improve community confidence in the criminal justice system after Miami’s “McDuffie Riots” in 1980, chaired the 2002-04 ABA Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants, and was named the ABA’s official observer for the military commission trials in Guantanamo.The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, and law professors whose professional, public, and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.
Three young Ugandans are to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace, London on June 29th.The three, 19-year-old Joel Baraka, Favourite Driciru, 27, and Ruth Nabembezi, 21 are being recognized for their effort in supporting refugees, young people to find employment and promoting sexual health, local media, the Daily Monitor reports.The three young Ugandans will join winners from across the Commonwealth in the UK for a programme of inspiring meetings, networking opportunities and bespoke training and mentoring, the report said.The programme aims to help the winners develop as leaders and work with great impact to transform people’s lives.According to the report, the winners will visit 10 Downing Street, take part in master classes at the BBC World Service and the UK headquarters of global social media company Facebook.They will also meet the Commonwealth Secretary-General, take part in workshops at the University of Cambridge among others.The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.
A new champion will be crowned the Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] GT-Beer Championship after Eagles defeated defending champs Botofago on 6-5 sudden death penalty kicks in the semi-final round on Friday. Locked 2-2 at the end of regulation and extra time at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden, the game entered the sudden death penalty realm, after both teams scored their allotted kicks to end 5-5. However, Eagles scored their sixth attempt to take the lead, only for Botofago to miss from the distance and seal their exit from the tournament.Prior to the dramatic conclusion, Omar Brewley handed Eagles the lead in the 18thminute via a penalty conversion.Donovan Francis equalised in the 60th minute, curling a freekick from just outside the right of the box, past the custodian. The scoreline remained the same, as the fixture eventually headed into the extra time interval. Eagles retook the lead in the 100th minute through a Colwyn Drakes strike.However, Jeshawn Moore ensured the match entered the penalty shoot-out stage, levelling proceedings in the 118th minute with a left sided freekick, which settled into the roof of the net.With the win, Eagles will now oppose fellow undefeated side Net-Rockers in the finale on January 1st at the same venue. Net-Rockers defeated Winners Connection 1-0 in the other semi-final clash. Denzil Pryce recorded the only goal in the contest compliments of a 106th minute strike. The two losers will face-off in the traditional third place playoff.Complete ResultsGame-1 Eagles-2 vs Botofago-2Eagles won 6-5 on sudden death penalty kicksEagles Scorers Omar Brewley-18thColwyn Drakes-100thBotofago ScorersDonovan Francis-60th Jeshawn Moore-118thGame-2Net-Rockers-1 vs Winners Connection-0 Denzil Pryce-106th