Webb removed GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Island (CMC): Jeffrey Webb, the disgraced former president of CONCACAF, has finally been removed as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA). CIFA made the announcement in a statement issued after an emergency meeting of its executive Monday night which followed Webb’s guilty plea in a probe into corruption in international football. Webb initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but US Department of Justice officials revealed last week that he has switched his plea and agreed to forfeit more than US$6 million of ill-gotten gains. Putin moves to end WCup 2018 delays MOSCOW (AP): President Vladimir Putin has demanded delays in construction of 2018 World Cup projects be quickly overcome. After chairing a meeting on Russia’s preparations yesterday, Putin says there have been “certain difficulties” at various facilities, and he highlighted the Baltic port of Kaliningrad, where “delays there should be fixed as quickly as possible.”
The LPG tanker Pertusola, carrying 2,300 metric tons of propane, has collided with a commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Oahu, Honolulu, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.The vessels collided some 20 miles southeast of Oahu in the afternoon hours of August 7.The USCG said that Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the fishing vessel’s captain of the incident at around 2 p.m.The officials deployed the cutter Kittiwake and a 45-foot response boat from Station Honolulu to assess the scene, verify vessel damages and any potential pollution.There were no reports of injuries nor pollution following the collision between the fishing vessel, Helen, and the Italy-flagged LPG tanker.An investigation into the cause of the incident was launched.