SINGAPORE – A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely. “For the safety of all involved in the proceedings, the hearing for Public Prosecutor v Punithan A/L Genasan was conducted by video-conferencing,” a spokesperson for Singapore’s Supreme Court said in response to Reuters’ questions, citing restrictions imposed to minimize virus spread. (Reuters) Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the sentence for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction on Friday, court documents showed, with the country under lockdown to try and curb one of the highest coronavirus rates in Asia. At least four people were reportedly executed in Singapore in 2019 for drug-related and murder charges. HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
CARIBOU — Sierra Andrews’ goal in the second overtime period Saturday gave the Ellsworth girls’ soccer team a crucial road win over Caribou.Ellsworth fell behind early in the second half when Caribou’s Edie Shea scored via an assist from Araya Caverhill to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. Yet the Eagles find an equalizer just six minutes laters as Andrews scored her first goal of the game with an assist from Lexi Rossi.Although Shea scored a second time to put Caribou ahead 2-1, Ellsworth leveled the score a second time as Addi Laslie converted a penalty kick for the final goal of regulation. Then, with 2 minutes, 26 seconds left in the second period of overtime, Andrews scored on a header to give the Eagles a 3-2 win.The victory marked Ellsworth’s first over Caribou in more than six years. The Vikings had outscored the Eagles 52-7 in the eight previous encounters between the two teams.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s next game will be at home against Presque Isle at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Eagles will then host Mount Desert Island for Senior Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.GSA beats Searsport for 1st winThe George Stevens Academy girls’ team earned its first win of the 2019 season Friday with a 3-0 win over Searsport (3-7) in Blue Hill.The win avenged GSA’s 3-1 loss to Searsport on Sept. 6. It also moved the Eagles (1-9-1) into Class C North’s 10th and final playoff spot with less than three weeks remaining in the regular season.GSA will have 10 days of rest before facing Washington Academy in a pivotal Class C North clash at 5 p.m. Oct. 15, in East Machias. The Eagles will close out the regular with home games against Dexter (4 p.m. Oct. 17) and Orono (4 p.m. Oct. 22).