Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Wounding trial commences May Assizes by: – May 8, 2012 Court gavel. Photo credit: kirkok.comA jury will be pooled on Wednesday for a two day trial in the first matter scheduled for the May Criminal Assizes at the High Court of Justice.Kiwani Jackson who pleaded not guilty to wounding Glen Ducreay with intent to disfigure him will be the first matter of the assizes.The state through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions intend to call a total of 10 witnesses to testify while Defence counsel Kondwani Williams who represents Jackson will call 2 witnesses.The trial involving Sherman Webb who is accused of murdering Barbadian Corey Rohan Poleon has been scheduled for 11th June, 2012.Six weeks has been allocated for this trial as witnesses who are out of Dominica must be summoned and available for the hearing.Dexter Jno. Baptiste who was charged for wounding with intent escaped from the State’s Prison and has not been found. The warrant for his arrest has been extended. Another trial involving a juvenile has been adjourned to the 16th of July, 2012 as Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks asked the attorneys involved to advise her on whether the High Court has jurisdiction to hear a criminal matter without a jury and whether the High Court can assemble a juvenile court.The Young Persons Act stipulates that juveniles be tried in a juvenile court and not at a high court. The murder trial involving David St Jean has been scheduled to commence on May 14th, 2012, another involving Dean Davis the 21st of May, 2012 and the other involving Clement Labassiere has been set for June 18th, 2012.The murder trial involving Jackie Languedoc has been set for July 2nd while the murder trial involving Shane Degallerie has been fixed for July 16th, 2012There are 7 other wounding trials involving Royson and Chasrey Thomas set for May 14th, Julien Davis set for May 21st, Kussy Evans set for May 29th and Marcus Augustine also set for May14th. There are two indecent assault trials one set for June 11th and the other June 25th while one kidnapping trail involving Clive Williams has been set for July 16th. Dominica Vibes News 21 Views one comment Share Share Share
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(Courtesy of Topps) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/76/4d/corysnyder-topps-111119jpg_hsg7hhhyxwxf13b8absseqokg.jpg?t=1539016374&w=500&quality=80 Full disclosure: I know Snyder was not really among the best players of my youth. I call him a “top” player because Snyder is in some ways the perfect personification of “1987.” And that’s significant because 1987 was the year I went all-in on baseball. Snyder played only a very a small role in that, but his involvement still resonates nonetheless.If you’re a baseball fan of a certain age, especially if you collected baseball cards, you probably have a mental image of Snyder, in his home Indians uniform, about to catch a ball, surrounded by faux-wood paneling and a golden trophy next to his name. That image probably makes you smile — because there was a time when a 1987 Topps Cory Snyder All-Star Rookie card could fetch a fortune, if you define “fortune” by what 11-year-olds consider a lot of money (roughly $4).MORE: Ranking the top baseball card sets of the ’80s and ’90s This is Baseball Musings, an occasional offseason column that riffs on random things found while perusing Baseball Reference, Fangraphs and other baseball sites.Today is Cory Snyder’s birthday. You probably didn’t know that, and you probably don’t care. Truth is, I didn’t even know it until this morning, but this new bit of knowledge was reason enough to write about one of the top players of my youth. A quick note about that Topps All-Star rookie trophy: It carried a simple message: Pay attention to this player. But it was a message that young collectors tended to interpret another way: Save this card, for it will some day be worth more money than you can possibly imagine.Snyder got the coveted designation because he was one of those mid- to late-’80s players who seemed destined to be a superstar, if judged by the often incomplete and short-sighted standards of 1980s evaluations. He could hit for power, but that was about it. He had a strong rookie campaign in 1986, clubbing 24 homers in just 103 games and finishing fourth in AL Rookie of the Year voting. The Topps trophy on that ’87 card only enhanced his reputation.So, entering the 1987 season, Snyder was officially a player to watch — and that meant his 1987 baseball card was one you wanted. With every pack of cards purchased for 35 cents at my local Harris Teeter, Snyder’s card was among those I really hoped to get. After all, the price guides listed the card anywhere from $2 to $5, which, again, to an 11-year-old with no income, might as well be $10,000.As the 1987 season progressed, Snyder kept putting up impressive numbers. Home runs were all the rage that season, thanks to an early incarnation of The Juiced Ball, and Snyder was in on that action. He hit 33 dingers in 1987, which was a big improvement over his 1986 output but still paled in comparison to MLB leaders Andre Dawson and Mark McGwire, who each hit 49. Still, Snyder’s season was more than enough to keep his Topps card an object of desire — though, as with the home run race, he trailed McGwire significantly in that area, too.This is where I’ll pause to say that my 11-year-old evaluation of Snyder’s abilities — and most others’ evaluations, probably — were overly optimistic. All I cared about were home runs, which are always good, but even a cursory look into his other stats reveals that any enthusiasm among collectors and fans was ill-informed. Power numbers aside, Snyder’s on-base percentage in 1987 was just .273. He struck out 160 times and drew just 31 walks. His OPS was an unremarkable .729. His bWAR was in the negative, -0.4, thanks mostly to his poor defense; he made 24 errors between the outfield and shortstop to finish with a -1.3 dWAR.MORE MUSINGS Let’s talk more about Marcus Semien | Lonnie Smith had a crazy 1989Of course, back then, advanced analytics weren’t really a thing. The eye test was king — and the eye test told you that while Snyder would make some errors, he could hit the ball a long way, so he was someone you wanted on your team — and in your baseball card collection. So Snyder remained a “valuable” part of my card collection into 1988, when he again posted good power totals but had otherwise mediocre numbers and produced 2.7 bWAR. As it turns out, that season represented the peak of Snyder’s career.He played another six seasons with the Indians, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants and Dodgers, but his only positive-WAR year was 1992, when he slashed .269/.311/.444 with 14 homers with San Francisco. He retired in 1994 at age 31. His career totals: .247/.291/.425, with 149 homers and an OPS of .716.MLB has but one official video highlight from Snyder’s career, and it’s this: He throws out B.J. Surhoff (speaking of would-be valuable baseball cards) at the plate to end a game in 1988. Anyway, back to those old baseball cards. I still have some Snyder rookies. They, like most other cards from that era, are essentially worthless apart from their nostalgic value. But that doesn’t matter. They provided me and millions of other kids with countless hours of fun and hope in the late ’80s. There’s definitely value in that.So, even though that ’87 Topps card was never worth more than a few bucks, I’ll always have a soft spot for Cory Snyder. His name takes me back to a time of wax packs, baseball enthusiam and youthful naiveté. Happy birthday, sir.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew TNT coach Nash Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen TNT was about to face Magnolia in the PBA Philippine Cup, a big part of the KaTropa’s game plan was to stop Paul Lee.Magnolia’s spitfire guard was averaging 20 points a game prior to the Saturday game and head coach Nash Racela was determined to stop Lee from torching the KaTropa as they bid for a third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Melton, on the other hand, immediately caught fire as Lee’s replacement as he scored 12 of his total 14 points in the third quarter while also grabbing 10 boards.“There were just a number of mistakes, especially in the third quarter,” said Racela who saw his team get outscored 27-17 in the period. “Those are the things we need to correct moving forward.”With the loss, the KaTropa dropped to 3-3 and is in a three-way tie with Rain or Shine and Phoenix at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT And although Lee finished with just five points after suffering a left ankle sprain early in the third, it was the Hotshots’ other guards that did the damage.Mark Barroca and Justin Melton heeded the call for the Hotshots as Racela wasn’t able to concoct a defensive plan for the two as the Hotshots waltzed to a 91-83 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I felt we prepared well, we really executed well against Paul Lee but we failed against Barroca and Melton,” said Racela at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “The lesson here is to better prepare ourselves against everyone.”Barroca was everywhere for the Hotshots as he finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Erram still optimistic as loses pile up for Blackwater: ‘We still fought’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments