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first_imgBut whether they are allowed to represent Russia or not is unclear.IOC president Thomas Bach said clean Russian athletes should take part under their own flag.While athletics’ governing body the IAAF says it will accept appeals on an “exceptional basis”, for Russians to participate as “neutral athletes”.On Friday, the IAAF upheld a ban on all Russian track and field athletes competing at this summer’s Olympic Games on Friday, first imposed because of widespread state-sponsored doping and cover-up allegations.On Tuesday, the IOC opened the door for some athletes to go to this summer’s Olympic Games, if they could prove they were clean, with Bach saying: “If there are athletes qualified, then they will compete as members of the team of the Russian Olympic Committee.”However, the IAAF responded by insisting that if athletes met “strict criteria”, they would compete “in an individual capacity as neutral athletes, not under any country’s flag”.It added: “This decision has been unequivocally supported across sport and the IOC summit today unanimously agreed to fully respect the IAAF decision.”The president of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, confirmed Russia’s clean athletes would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against the “legally indefensible” ban on them competing.He added that Russia “will not boycott the Olympics”.A statement from the Russian Ministry for Sport said its athletes would undergo at least three additional IAAF anti-doping tests before Rio, adding: “Our Olympians are ready to go over and above all the normal anti-doping tests to show their commitment to clean and fair sport.”However, sports minister Vitaly Mutko later said the IAAF had “done everything to destroy” athletics in his country.The IOC met in Lausanne on Tuesday to agree a five-point anti-doping plan, saying the “presumption of innocence of athletes” from Russian and Kenyan athletes was “being put seriously into question”.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Representing Filipinos in her home country lit a fire in Alkhaldi that almost got doused in the pools of Rio de Janeiro and now she’s on a mission to wear the Philippine colors proudly in the regional games.“It’s really what keeps me going,” said Alkhaldi during the PBA’s opening ceremonies for the 2019 season Sunday at Philippine Arena wherein she was Blackwater’s muse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I thought I was going to quit after the Rio Olympics but the passion and fire in swimming is still inside of me and the thought of representing the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games gave me that motivation to go back to swimming and keep going.”Alkhaldi has been in both the London and Rio Olymic Games and also represented the Philippines in three Asian Games but all those stints ended in disappointment for the Filipina. SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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 LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, PBA muses dazzle in opening ceremony Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Her stints in the SEA Games, however, produced five bronze medals and she’s gearing up to take the gold in her home country.“I believe there’s always a time and place for everything and I didn’t really have any hard feelings on what happened to me in 2013,” said Alkhaldi, who will fly to Spain on Monday to start the first leg of her month-long European training camp.Alkhaldi’s recorded a time of 56.65 seconds in the 100m freestyle that could’ve won her the gold medal in Myanmar but the technical committee scratched the result because of a false start and she had to undergo a re-swim wherein she clocked in at 56.63 seconds for the bronze.“I learned a lot from 2013 and I think it wasn’t my time yet because I’m still getting bronze medals,” said Alkhaldi, who will end her European camp in Italy. “I’m hoping this will be my time and it’s perfect to be able to get a gold medal along with other gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games.”ADVERTISEMENT Jasmine Alkhaldi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Olympic heartbreaks won’t make Philippine swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi walk away from the sport.Jasmine Alkhaldi had thoughts of giving up swimming when she failed to advance to the semifinals of the 100-meter women’s freestyle event in the 2016 Rio Olympics, but the notion of competing in the 2019 Philippine Southeast Asian Games made her change her mind.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA man who broke into a car in front of his son’s school was remanded to prison when he appeared before city Magistrate Judy Latchman.Twenty-nine-year-old Albert Defreitas, of Lot 100 Leopold Street, Georgetown, denied that on January 31, 2018 at Parade Street, Georgetown, he stole one Samsung cellphone, one laptop, makeup, a handbag and other items values a total of $525,000 from Sherry Haynes’ car.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, Defreitas has a pending matter of a similar nature before the court.He revealed that Defreitas was caught on CCTV footage entering the woman’s car. He disclosed the facts of the matter stating that on the day of the incident, Haynes secured her car and went into her child’s school, which is the same school that Defreitas’s son attends.However, upon her return 20 minutes later, she saw that her car had been broken into and that the listed items were missing.A report was made, and the defendant was reportedly found to be in possession of the stolen laptop.As such, Defreitas was remanded to prison to return on February 26.last_img read more

first_img… thousands across the country could end up in jail – JagdeoOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is calling on President David Granger and Cabinet to withdraw the 2017 Budget in its entirety or at least not proceed with the offensive measures that were included as proposals when Finance Minister Winston Jordan presented the National Estimates for the upcoming fiscal year on Monday last.Opposition LeaderBharrat JagdeoJagdeo met with the local media at the Leader of the Opposition Office on Church Street, Georgetown, on Friday and urged the Executive to pay heed to the numerous exhortations of civil society, labour, and the private sector, over the negative impacts of the many punitive measures instituted in Budget 2017.In calling for the withdrawal of the budget in its current construct, the Opposition Leader pointed to measures such as the proposed imposition of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on electricity, water, educational and medical supplies.Jagdeo used the occasion to seek to deflect blame from the Finance Minister saying, “This is not Winston Jordan budget it is the executive budget.”President David GrangerAccording to Jagdeo, it would simply be unproductive going after the Finance Minister as bearing sole responsibility for what is presented in the Budget.Jagdeo said it is Head of State, President David Granger, who bears full responsibility for the Budget since it represents the collective will of the Cabinet Counsel of Ministers, which he leads.The Opposition Leader said it is in this context that he has called for the withdrawal of the budget and points to the fact that since it is an early budget there is time to deliberate on the contentious matters with a view to making positive amendments.Jagdeo said it is imperative of President Granger to listen to the concerns being expressed by stakeholders in society, and to “remove some of the most offensive, oppressive measures that will devastate the lives of many poor people.”Effects on productive sectorHe suggested that the provisions in the Budget will also have a debilitating effect on Guyana’s productive sector; something he surmised could not have been the intention of the President.Winston jordanThe Opposition Leader said there is an urgent need to convene a forum at which the opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be happy to participate, in order to seek to avoid the draconian measures embedded in Budget 2017.“We are prepared, if such a process is initiated to collaborate with Government, to share our ideas as to how we can achieve the objectives of growing our country, creating incentives for the private sector and enhancing the welfare of ordinary people without implementing these draconian measures.”According to Jagdeo, there is no paucity of ideas on the part of the PPP/C saying, “we have lots of ideas; we don’t have to resort to these extreme measures.”The Opposition Leader has since suggested too that the measures outlined by the Finance Minister are in fact, not in keeping with the stated objectives of Head of State Granger – objectives that have since been replaced with provisions that are offensive and antithetical to stated objectives of the President.Speaking specifically to some of the measures with which the PPP/C has objection, Jagdeo singled out the imposition of an Environment Tax which he juxtaposed with the President’s strategy of greening the economy.Specific objectionsAccording to the Opposition Leader, under the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) – since discarded as too narrow by Government – Guyana earned monies from the sale of carbon.Jagdeo observed that under the current proposals, Government will not forego any revenue with its proposal of concessions on the import of things such as electric cars and charging stations since these are ideals yet to be realizedHe noted on the other hand, that billions of dollars will in fact be collected from the people of Guyana through the Environmental Tax.Companies will have to pass on the additional expense to the families of this country, according to the Opposition Leader.“The people of this country will now have to pay for the so called greening of the economy and it has become a revenue raising measure on the backs of people,” Jagdeo said, as against the concept of earning money through the sale of forest and carbon-related services.The Opposition Leader pointed too to the seeming double standards by Government with regards its push towards and more ICT-driven economy, yet it institutes a tax on the data service to be used.Jagdeo noted that no ICT strategy or knowledge based industry that is based on the closing of the digital divide and creating new low carbon opportunities could be sustained on expensive bandwidth: “What Government has just done is to push up the cost of bandwidth to people.”Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Justin Nedd, had a day earlier cautioned that the move by Government will see that telephone company having to pass on the additional charges to consumers with conservative early estimates placing that figure at just over $1.2 billion.“So how could you close the digital divide, how could you operate or say you want to support a knowledge-based industry and then levy a tax on the platform that drives this industry which is cheap data,” the former President said.According to Jagdeo, the 2017 Budget is replete with instances where there is case to be made for reconsideration of the proposed provisions.Mining sectorSpeaking of amendments related to the mining sector, Jagdeo lamented the proposal to no longer pay a two per cent tax in addition to royalties as final payments.With the proposals, small- and medium-scale miners will now be required to have the entirety of their income be subjected to income or corporation taxes, as Jagdeo questioned how such measures could be helpful to the small- and medium-scale miners.He used the occasion to also lament the new requirements on the part of the Guyana Revenue Authority to require all businesses to maintain records.Similar to sentiments expressed a day earlier by the Private Sector Commission, the former President said the new requirement could see thousands of persons being unable to satisfy the requirements.According to Jagdeo, this would mean that thousands of Guyanese could be sent to jail for six months at a time or be made to pay punitive fines of $200,000.He said the move could affect miners and small business owners across the country—a provision that should be removed: “Many thousands of Guyanese across the country could end up in jail…That signal is a wrong signal and should be replaced…I believe those provisions should be removed from the Act.”last_img read more

first_imgFor more information, you can visit the Doig River Rodeo Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Doig River First Nations will be hosting the Doig River Rodeo this coming weekend, August 3 and 4.This year’s Rodeo will feature events such as Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, and Junior Events, along with Open Ranch Bronc Riding.On Saturday and Sunday morning, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., there will be a free pancake breakfast, plus a Cowboy Service on Sunday morning featuring music by the Remple Family and Chris Collins.- Advertisement -Also don’t forget, on Saturday night, there will be a dance in the beer gardens with live music. Dance tickets are $20.00 per person.Admission to the Rodeo is $10.00 per person, while seniors 60 plus and children 12 & under are free.The Doig River Rodeo is taking place August 3 and 4 at the Doig River First Nation Rodeo Grounds.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img1 Bruno Zuculini Manchester City youngster Bruno Zuculini is set to join Deportivo La Coruna on loan, according to Marca.The midfielder only joined City this summer, arriving at the Premier League champions from Argentine side Racing.He made his competitive debut for City in their 3-0 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal last weekend, coming on as a second half substitute.However, Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly decided the youngster should go out on loan this season to gain first-team experience.Newly-promoted Deportivo appear to have won the race, ensuring that the Argentine will play in Spain’s top flight this season.Fellow La Liga side, Valencia, were also interested but seem to have missed out.last_img

first_img“I didn’t work hard enough and let myself off a bit when I moved to Sharks. I also found some challenges which hindered me to work harder but I hope my return here will help me get back to the top. I have a huge challenge to the team to prove myself and improve,” the shot stopper told Capital Sports.The custodian left Mathare at the end of 2016 on top of his form having also earned several call ups to the national team.However, a slow start off the blocks saw him lose what seemed like a natural number one slot at the club to John Oyemba whose form saw him named the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) goalkeeper of the year while Mboya was reduced a paltry starts.Goalkeeper Robert Mboya during his first training session with Kariobangi Sharks at the Utalii Ground on January 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe exit of Levis Opiyo at Mathare opened a door for Mboya’s return and for him, making a decision to go back ‘home’ was without a bat of an eyelid.“I really feel welcomed at the club and I hope to pick up from where I left. The players have changed but the culture is still the same and so it will not be hard blending in again. I am looking forward to the new season and hopefully we do well as a team,” the keeper noted.Mboya will fight for the number one jersey with Wycliffe Kasaya and newly promoted Job Ochieng who starred for the Under-20 team last year.Mathare United goalkeeper Wycliffe Kasaya steps up his rehabilitation from a knee injury at teh Goan Institute Training Ground on February 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith Kasaya yet to fully recover from a knee injury, Mboya looks the likely starter for Mathare when they begin their season in Kakamega with a tie against newly promoted Vihiga United on Sunday.“Competition will be stiff because both of them are good keepers. I will look to learn from them and I know there will be few things as well that I could help them learn from me. We will work together to ensure the team does better than last season,” the keeper further opined.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United goalkeeper Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya during training at the club’s base on January 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2- Goalkeeper Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya has admitted that he messed up, letting his feet off the gas pedals upon moving to Kariobangi Sharks from Mathare United at the beginning of last season.Mboya has sealed a return to Mathare and he hopes to use his second chance to elevate himself back to top level, even as he admits he has his work cut out.last_img read more

first_img Roma and Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli 1 Arsenal target Alessio Romagnoli is set to complete a move to AC Milan, according to Sky Italia.The 20-year-old Roma defender, who played against England in the European Under-21 Championship earlier this summer, has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs and his future now looks to be resolved.Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani met with the player’s agent and Roma director Walter Sabatini over the weekend to finalise a deal and the transfer is expected to be completed early this week.Romagnoli played under Sinisa Mihajlovic at Sampdoria last season while he was on loan there and is keen to join up with the new Milan boss.last_img

first_imgA Donegal woman has sued a couple who were formerly her best friends, claiming a sum of €280,000 she gave to them was a loan – and not a gift, as they maintain.The sum was part of €750,000 secured by Ballyshannon woman Fidelma Kerrigan in 2010 over serious personal injuries she suffered in a road accident in 2002 in which her father died, the High Court heard. It is claimed Ms Kerrigan, as a result of her father’s death and her injuries, was deeply depressed when, two weeks after getting the compensation in August 2010, she handed over €280,000 to John and Jacqueline Keenaghan.She claims it was to help them set up a counselling business or until Mr Keenaghan, an architect, had completed projects. It is alleged Ms Keenaghan was crying as she feared for their report that couple have since had their business set up but have not repaid Ms Kerrigan, who is now on social welfare payments, the court was told.The case opened this week before Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy who said it was “never too late” to consider an agreed rather than imposed outcome.She said these “unhappy events” were reminiscent of what Shakespeare said: “Neither a borrower nor lender be.”Ms Kerrigan (59), of Benildus Avenue, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, claims it was agreed at all times the money was a short-term loan.The defendants, of Rathmore, Ballyshannon, say the money was a gift and deny exercising undue influence over Ms Kerrigan.In cross-examination by Desmond Murphy SC, for the defendants, Celine Kerrigan, sister of Ms Kerrigan, denied she had supported the view the money was a gift.A consultant psychiatrist, Dr Mary Maguire, said Ms Kerrigan had said Ms Keenaghan kept asking her about her personal injury claim and allegedly kept telling her the Keenaghan family were going to lose their home and could not afford to eat.When Ms Kerrigan gave the money, she was on medication and had been hurt when Ms Keenaghan had gone on holidays to the US.Dr Maguire said Ms Kerrigan came across as “naive”, “childlike” and “very caring”.The doctor believed Ms Kerrigan had so many problems mentally and physically at the time, she would be susceptible to emotional distress she perceived in another person.Donegal woman sues former best friends over loan dispute of €280,000 was last modified: November 12th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannonFidelma KerriganHIGH COURTLoanlast_img read more

first_imgPictured at a recent event in Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin left-right Catherine Crawford (teacher, Mulroy College, Milford) , Sandy Cook, Kerry Max Cook (exonerated after being incarcerated in Texas, USA for 22 years on death row), Ciara Goode ( 5th Year Student, Mulroy College, Milford) and Dympna English (teacher, Mulroy College, Milford).I was delighted and honoured that I was invited to go to listen to Kerry Max Cook’s speech in the Smock Alley Theatre, Ciara GoodeThe talk was organised by ‘Soar’, an organisation which aims to help young people to learn to cope with and accept the things that life throws at them. Ms. Dympna English organised a visit by Soar to Mulroy College in March this year and I found the experience extremely interesting and along with other students we found it rewarding.The school was then invited to attend Soar’s conference and Ms English organised the trip and accompanied me to Dublin along with Ms. Catherine Crawford to hear Kerry Max Cook’s story.Kerry was falsely imprisoned on death row for 22 years for a murder that he did not commit.He fought his innocence until the bitter end and was released from jail after his name was cleared. Kerry’s story really inspired me to keep going and to never lose hope. He has had to deal with the most horrific conditions and experiences imaginable. He told the story with so much emotion; it nearly brought me to tears.His story has shown me that people can get through anything, will power and a positive attitude means everything. I thoroughly enjoyed this eye opening, once-in-a-lifetime, experience and enjoyed the message of keeping positive at all times.   HOW A DEATH ROW PRISONER INSPIRED A MILFORD STUDENT was last modified: September 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more