JADCO looks to extend Russell’s ban

first_img Russell, a popular figure on the international cricket circuit, particularly in the Twenty20 format of the game, had committed an anti-doping whereabouts violation after missing three drugs tests in a 12-month period an offence that equates to a failed drug test under global anti-doping laws. His suspension was slated to end on January 30 2018, however if found guilty, Russell would not be eligible to play competitive cricket again until January 30 2019. The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), led by lead counsel Langston Robinson has launched an appeal to increase the one year ban imposed on West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell, and is seeking the maximum two years penalty for the Jamaican cricketer. The dates for the appeal hearing was set for May 8 and May 9 at a preliminary hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre yesterday. The hearing will take place at the same venue. The appeal will be heard by a five-man local panel, which will be chaired by Justice Karl Harris. The other members of the panel are Justice Marva McIntosh, Dr Audley Betton, Dr Kurdell Espinosa and Dr Maria Smith, with Harris noting that he expects a prompt procedure. Russell’s lawyer, Patrick Foster, who also led his defence in the original hearing, couldn’t say much after yesterday’s preliminary procedure, but noted that situation while underlining their determination to oppose the appeal. “The chairman looks as if he is sensitive about misrepresentation, so I want to stick to the facts. But JADCO are saying that the one year penalty imposed is too low and that it should be a maximum of two years, and we will naturally be opposing it, although I don’t want to go into two much details,” Foster told The Gleaner. The Jamaican all-rounder was slapped with a 12-months’ ban by a three member tribunal of chairman Hugh Faulkner, Dr Majorie Vassell and Dixeth Palmer, on January 31, the day the ban started. Popular figurelast_img read more

Fil-am guard Joshua Munzon top pick in 2019 PBA D-League draft

first_imgMunzon made a name for himself in the Asean Basketball League while playing for the Westports Malaysia Dragons. AMA selects Joshua Munzon as the top overall pick in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft. pic.twitter.com/0tY2qHD5Va— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) January 15, 2019AMA Online Education on Tuesday selected Fil-American guard Joshua Munzon as the top overall pick in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft held at the PBA Office in Libis.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 ChrissThe Titans hope the 6-foot-4 Munzon will finally help turn their fortunes around after finishing at the bottom of the standings last season.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 James Harden’s season-high 57 carries undermanned Rockets past Grizzlies MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Marinerong Pilipino, meanwhile, made La Salle standout Santi Santillan as the second overall pick.Another UAAP star in Adamson’s Sean Manganti went to Che’lu Bar & Grill while National University slotman Troy Rike was taken by Wangs Basketball also in the first round.Aside from Manganti, Che’lu also picked University of the Philippines’ Juan Gomez Di Liaño and Far Eastern University’s Jasper Parker in the later rounds.After drafting Munzon, the Titans then, nabbed Kib Montalbo to begin the second round.“We’re happy because we got the players whom we targeted,” said AMA assistant coach Edwin Ancheta in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra A total of 153 players declared for the D-League Draft and 61 of them ended up getting chosen. The draft lasted for 20 rounds with Mark Andales being the last pick by Trinity University of Asia.The 2019 PBA D-League Season, which tips off on February 14, will feature a league record 20 teams, 15 of which are school-based.UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles and NCAA kings San Beda Red Lions are among the participating squads.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Koulibaly Sneaks Victory in Bayoh Final

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ghanaian Brothers’ substitute Oumaru Koulibaly pounced on a wild ball in the second half to release a diagonal shot to clinch the 1-0 victory over Claratown Oldtimers in the finals of the Kelvin M. Bayoh friendship tournament yesterday.The match was played at the Conference Center sports ground.Regrettably after the regular time that favored Ghanaian Brothers, Clara Town Oldtimers were unhappy.Some of their players began to verbal throw insults at match officials. They did not care who was around.Clara Town Oldtimers had wasted a glaring opportunity early in the first half. They seemed younger than their opponents, and officials said that should not be the case.The match winner, Koulbaly did not give them the chance and wrapped up the game, with a beautiful left footer that sent the crowd cheering.The winners received a beautiful trophy, presented by LISCR President Mustapha Raji, who also received an award.last_img read more

Ministry of the Presidency hosts health fair

first_imgOccupational Health and Safety MonthThe Ministry of the Presidency in collaboration with a number of agencies hosted a mini-health fair forAn employee of the Ministry of the Presidency having her eyes testedemployees, as part of observances for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Month.From mid-afternoon over the last two Fridays, inter-departmental sessions were held at the Training Division of the Department of Public Service and in the Ministry’s compound where staff competed for prizes for their various departments. At the Ministry, staffers competed in board games such as Chinese checkers, dominoes and a few childhood favourites like hopscotch and Chinese skipping as well as karaoke, in fulfilment of the ‘stress relief’ aspect of the programme.All of the activities were done in an effort to motivate and boost staff morale and to assure them of management’s concern for their health and well-being.This year, OHS Month is being observed under the theme, “Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge”.The Ministry collaborated with the Public Health Ministry, the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) and DaSilva’s Optical Service to host the event.last_img read more

Eminent Bassonians Linked to Belgian’s Murder

first_imgThe Prosecution’s first witness in the ongoing murder trial at Criminal Court ‘A,’ on Tuesday, April 1, linked several prominent citizens of Grand Bassa County to the death of   Michel Bruno, a Belgian national.Witness Junior Johnson alleged a meeting held among the defendants, one of them, Arthur Crusoe, told his friends about a carton of single-barrel guns offered them by some prominent individuals in the County for the operation that killed Bruno.Bruno, then plantation manager of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC) in November 2007, was shot and killed with a single-barrel gun by the defendants, which claim the accused denied when they appeared before the Court.During the meeting, Crusoe allegedly disclosed to his colleagues that “our big, big people sent us a carton as a means of informing us about the seriousness of our land that has been illegally occupied by LAC,” Johnson quoted defendant Crusoe when he testified on Tuesday.Johnson did not name the prominent citizens; neither did he say anything about being a part of the meeting.In his testimony, witness Johnson further alleged, “I was hiding and watching them when the discussion to kill LAC managers was held.”According to him, at the meeting he heard the defendants shouting: “This gunshot is to bring Bruno the hog, down. If we kill him, LAC will be afraid to expand their company’s project in our District #3.”Before their gathering, Johnson said, he met one of the defendants—Musa Dobai and a man he identified as “Papay”— holding discussions about the meeting at LAC’s junction.It was during that meeting of the two, Johnson claimed, that Dobai informed Papay about their meeting in Gardowhien Town.It had been at the mentioning of Gardowhien Town, that Johnson had decided to secretly follow them, he said.He also named the head of the council of chiefs in the area as one of those at Crusoe’s meeting.“At the meeting, the [head of the] Council of Chiefs asked the men what was in the carton and suggested that they opened it,” Johnson further explained.Following the chief’s suggestion, Dobai advised Crusoe to open the carton; he did.“When the carton was opened the council chief shouted: “it is single-barrel gunshots,” Witness Johnson said he heard the Chief say from his secret hideout.After that, the chief told them that he was not going to be a part of the plan.He quoted the chief as saying, “What you are doing, I am not part of it.Since I have been living in our district, I never saw LAC and our district people fighting over land issue.”When the chief expressed his dissatisfaction about the plan, according to Johnson, “Crusoe instructed him to go away from them, because they were going ahead with their plan. Crusoe later distributed the gunshot among the defendants and told them that they were going to set an ambush the following day for the operation,” Johnson alleged.  “I left the area and reported all what they said to my boss man, Bruno. I even begged him not to go to the area because an ambush was there for him. He informed me that he was going to give the people US$10,000 the next day to quiet down the confusion.”Surprisingly, he and the other managers fail to heed my advice and they went ahead to the area, where he was shot and killed instantly.“That morning, when I woke up, I saw Bruno and the other managers going to the area where the ambush had been set. They left and I heard a gun sound after five minutes.”“When we got there we saw Bruno’s body lying on the ground with bullet wounds,” witness Johnson explained.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

B.C. Lions share message of standing up to violence against women

first_imgDespite a different looking crowd than Tuesday’s middle school students, the message delivered was still the same: everyone has the ability to make a difference, and men and women have to work together to deter the occurrence of women’s abuse.Lions safety LaRose adds that even though the message is the same, it takes a different approach when speaking with adults than it is speaking to kids of adolescents.”It’s the same message, but I think the atmosphere is a bit different. We can get into a little more detail and they understand and of course the audience is a lot more mature as well compared to some of the schools. But at the same time, the questions are different because some of the adults don’t ask a lot of questions, while compared to the kids, you get every type of question.”- Advertisement -The three-year Be More Than a Bystander campaign is just starting its second year, and LaRose says being part of the initiative has been an eye opener for the Lions safety, who says he’s been pleased with the response the campaign has received in Fort St. John.”We’ve been very impressed with how mature some of the students were being in grade seven, eight and nine. We had a breakout session with some of the kids in grade nine, and they are very mature,” he says. “This morning was great at the breakfast; we thought the people here were very receptive to the campaign and what we’re trying to do.”Clarice Eckford of the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society says not only is the message extremely important, but having the B.C. Lions discuss the issue is a great way to spread word of the cause.Advertisement “It’s really exciting to have J.R. LaRose and Angus Reid here,” she says. “I think it’s really important for boys, particularly in middle school and high school, to hear this coming from football players who are clearly quite macho and manly, and to hear a message of stand up for women and stand against abuse against women. I think that’s good to hear from these guys and at Bert Bowes the students were really attentive.”Finally, LaRose says being an ambassador to such an important cause is “everything”.”To be able to be a spokesperson, and be part of that, having a lot of women in my life with my wife, sisters, nieces and cousins. It’s great to raise awareness and be that spokesperson. And the biggest thing is being a role model: we want to raise awareness that it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a man’s issue too. And the more men we get on board with this teaming up with women, the more we are going to make a change.”Following their trip the Fort St. John, the Lions will head to Dawson Creek to continue spreading the positive message of the Be More Than a Bystander campaign.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports briefs

first_img“We’d like to get it done as soon as possible so we can start the recovery process,” Clifton said. Wolves’ Foye cited for fight MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Randy Foye was cited early Monday for disorderly conduct after police found him in a fight outside a gas station. Foye and two others were released after receiving citations, Lt. Amelia Huffman said. A fourth person, Pierre D. Mitchell, was booked into Hennepin County jail for obstructing the legal process after he kicked at officers while refusing to be seated in a squad car. Huskers’ Lucky hospitalized LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky was hospitalized Monday for undisclosed reasons after Lincoln police responded to a call at his residence. The Nebraska athletic department said in a release Monday that Lucky was admitted Sunday night. Speedway TV executive dies INDIANAPOLIS – Buddy McAtee, president and chief operating officer of IMS Productions, died Monday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 53. McAtee, responsible for the television production of all IndyCar Series races, died at the Indiana University Medical Center, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway said. Pound unfazed by reprimand LONDON – The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Monday the International Olympic Committee was wrong to reprimand him for criticizing Lance Armstrong last year. “This has nothing to do with either the IOC ethics commission or the IOC board,” Dick Pound told The Associated Press by telephone from Montreal. “Anything I do or say in relation to doping is done in my capacity with WADA. The IOC chastised Pound last week for comments about the seven-time Tour de France winner, suggesting he should be “a bit careful” with his words. Pound, a frequent critic of cycling’s doping record, criticized a Dutch report last year that cleared the seven-time Tour de France winner of doping allegations. Pound said the report was prepared by a lawyer with no expertise in doping control and the WADA was considering legal action against him. Jackson’s assailant convicted INDIANAPOLIS – A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was convicted Monday in a ruling by a judge. Deon Willford waived his right to a jury trial and allowed Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia Gifford to render a verdict. She found the 23-year-old man guilty of felony battery and failure to stop at a scene of an accident, a misdemeanor. He will be sentenced Feb. 28. He faces two to eight years in prison for the felony and up to a year for the misdemeanor. Notable TENNIS: Second-ranked Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, France because of a thigh injury that prevented him from playing in the Davis Cup last weekend. NFL: Mike Reinfeldt, Seattle’s vice president of football operations, was hired as general manager of the Tennessee Titans, the franchise for which he once played. He replaces Floyd Reese, who resigned on Jan. 5, a month before his contract expired … Tiki Barber will work for NBC next year after spending most of the 2006 NFL season entertaining bids from various networks for jobs in both news and sports. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The NCAA alleges Oklahoma failed to adequately monitor the employment of several athletes, including some football players who worked during the academic year. The NCAA’s findings came in an investigation after Oklahoma self-reported violations and dismissed starting quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn in August for taking excess pay from a Norman car dealership where they worked. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Time Warner Inc. has reached a deal to sell the Atlanta Braves baseball team to Liberty Media Corp. after more than a year of negotiations, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The deal, which must be approved by Major League Baseball, would involve Time Warner transferring the Braves, a group of craft magazines and $1 billion in cash to Liberty in exchange for about 60 million shares of Time Warner, the Journal reported, citing an unidentified person familiar with the deal. New York also cut linebacker Carlos Emmons and offensive tackle Luke Petitgout, both of whom were slowed by injuries over the last two seasons. The release of Arrington ended a brief and unsatisfying tenure with the Giants for the former Pro Bowler, who was signed last year for $49 million over seven years but suffered an Achilles injury against Dallas on Oct. 23 and played in only six games. Orioles’ Benson may miss year BALTIMORE – Orioles pitcher Kris Benson has a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will almost certainly miss the 2007 season. A recent MRI exam revealed a partial tear, Benson’s agent, Gregg Clifton said Monday. The injury will require surgery, but the procedure has not yet been scheduled. center_img Giants release Arrington EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants released linebacker LaVar Arrington and two other starters Monday in the first major shake-up under new general manager Jerry Reese. last_img read more

PLANS AFOOT TO TURN FORMER GARDA STATION INTO A CRECHE

first_imgFamilies of children at the Gaeltacht Stramore National School in Glendowan have won the backing of Deputy Joe McHugh in having the sale of former garda station stopped and made into a community facility for pre-school children.Minister of State, Joe McHughThe premises is due to be put up for sale at an auction on next Monday week (December 14th) with a reserve price of €75,000. It is among a number of other Garda Stations being offered for sale.Meanwhile, the Tirconail Tribune reports that Minister McHugh has backed the Stramore community in their battle to have a playschool for Gaeltacht children established in the barrack in Churchill. The establishment of the playschool is a requirement in the five year plan to protect the Gaeltacht status of Stramore.Joe McHugh is now in contact with the Junior Minister at the Depts. of Finance and the Taoiseach in a bid to stop the sale pending negotiations on community demands.Stramore is a 98 pupil school with a strong ethos of community effort built into its ethos for many years.However it is regarded as ‘highly vulnerable’ insofar as retaining its Gaeltacht status unless a five-year plan to preserve the language is put in place as a main priority for the coming five years. Charlie McClafferty, Chairperson of the Parents Committee, said they’d already been looking at the potential of using the old Garda station for the playschool and news that it was going for public auction had come as a huge shock to everyone.The Stramore plan is also being backed by the Churchill Development Committee and they are optimistic that the building can be retained as a community facility.The Garda Station close to Gartan Lough is a detached two storey building of more than 2,000 sq. feet and was fully refurbished shortly before it was closed down.The property comprises a detached two storey building made up of the former Garda station and living quarters. The accommodation includes living quarters: entrance hall, living room, kitchen, dining room, utility, 4 bedrooms and bathroom.The attached Garda station has an entrance hall, public office, kitchen, 2 private offices, 2 file stores and rest room. PLANS AFOOT TO TURN FORMER GARDA STATION INTO A CRECHE was last modified: December 3rd, 2015 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:ChurchillCrécheGarda stationJoe McHughStramorelast_img read more

Keep your eyes on these 10 wonderkids at the European Under-19 Championship

first_img 10 10 10 Etienne Amenyido (Germany, plays for Borussia Dortmund) – 19-year-old striker Amenyido will be one of the players going for the Golden Boot at the U19 Euros, having scored four goals in four games for Germany since making his U19 debut in November 2016. Amenyido enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Dortmund youth ranks last term, establishing himself as first choice striker after Janni Serra tore his ACL at last summer’s U19 Euros. He ended up scoring 15 goals in 37 games at reserve level in 2016/17, and is expected to be in and around the first-team squad next term. An all-round striker, Amenyido can use space intelligently to poach goals inside the penalty area, as well as hold up the ball well and create chances for himself as a lone forward. 10 10 Ryan Sessegnon (England, plays for Fulham) – On Wednesday it was confirmed 17-year-old left-sided player Sessegnon had signed his first professional contract with Fulham, disappointing every top side in England who wanted to sign the wonderkid. Arguably the most highly rated member of the England squad for the U19 Euros, Sessegnon enjoyed a breakthrough 2016/17 campaign under Slavisa Jokanovic. He made 30 appearances, scoring seven goals and registering five assists, and many consider him a front runner for the Golden Player award at this summer’s tournament. 10 Jay Dasilva (England, plays for Chelsea) – Left-back Dasilva has played more than 100 games for Chelsea’s various youth teams, and he got his first taste of senior football in the second half of the 2016/17 season when sent on loan to Charlton. A serial trophy winner with the Blues, the 19-year-old has also won 39 caps for England from U16 to U19 level. After Dasilva helped Chelsea win the UEFA Youth League two years ago, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright said: “Jay is a better player than any current Premier League left back.” 10 It has been a busy summer of youth football, with the Under-20 World Cup already complete and the European Under-21 Championship final set to be played Friday evening.Just two days after that clash between Germany and Spain in Poland, another tournament will get underway in Europe.Georgia hosts the finals tournament of the European Under-19 Championship, with giants such as Portugal, England, Germany and the Netherlands all qualified.France won the 2016 edition of the tournament, with Kylian Mbappe scoring five goals en route to silverware. He has since enjoyed a superb debut season and could be sold for more than £100m this summer.PSG’s Jean-Kevin Augustin was named best player of the tournament, and previous winners of that award include such luminaries as Fernando Torres, Juanfran and Marco Asensio.But who could star at the tournament this time around? talkSPORT looks at 10 of the most exciting players travelling to Georgia who you should be keeping an eye out for…You can see them all by clicking the right arrow, above… 10 Che Nunnely (Netherlands, plays for Ajax) – A frighteningly fast winger, Nunnely has progressed through the Ajax academy though little resembles the typical ‘total football’ player. He loves to get down the wing and beat his man with confidence and flair, before crossing the ball into the area. He certainly has all the natural talents to make it at the top of the game, and the 18-year-old impressed at youth level for Ajax last season. He scored four goals and registered nine assists in 25 Under-19 Eredivisie matches, and also turned out in the UEFA Youth League. Josh Dasilva (England, plays for Arsenal) – Arsenal’s 18-year-old midfielder broke into the U21 squad last season. A very technical player. Dasilva likes to run with the ball at his feet and has good close control and vision. The club’s youth sides have used the teenager in a number of positions in the middle, out wide and in an advanced attacking role. Domingos Quina (Portugal, plays for West Ham) – Still just 17, Quina left Chelsea for West Ham last summer and made three first-team appearances for the Hammers in 2016/17. In and around the senior squad for much the campaign, he also turned out for the U23s, and looks a real talent. He has scored eight goals in 14 matches for Portugal’s U17s – helping them win the U17 Euros last year – and should be a key player at the U19 Euros despite being two years young than most other players. Predominantly a playmaker, Quina has displayed his expert technical skills on many occasions and looks to have a real eye for goal. 10 10 Mason Mount (England, plays for Chelsea) – click the right arrow to see the other wonderkids to watch at the U19 Euros – 18-year-old Mount is already making a name for himself in the Chelsea youth ranks due to his superb performances in midfield. Something of an atypical English midfielder, Mount is known for his immense technical quality and vision. Fairly versatile, his qualities suggest he will either feature as a number 10 or a deeper midfield playmaker. He has won two FA Youth Cups, the UEFA Youth League and the Under-18 Premier League with Chelsea. Javairo Dilrosun (Netherlands, plays for Manchester City) – Dilrosun left Ajax for Man City in 2014, and the winger has gone on to impress for the Etihad club at youth level. A quick winger who loves to rush to the byline or cut inside and shoot on goal, Dilrosun has featured heavily for City’s EDS squad in both domestic and European competition. He has looked especially impressed in the UEFA Youth League, with one goal scored and four more created in just eight appearances. Felix Gotze (Germany, plays for Bayern Munich) – Younger brother of former Bayern man Mario, 19-year-old Felix moved to Munich from Borussia Dortmund in 2014. He signed a two-year professional contract last month, and was included on the bench for four Bundesliga games in the 2016/17 season after also being named in Bayern’s Champions League squad. At most other teams Gotze would likely already be a first-team player, but the competition in front of him means he remains a frequent performer for Bayern’s reserve outfit. Marcus Edwards (England, plays for Tottenham Hotspur) – 18-year-old attacking midfield Edwards has already made his first-team debut for Spurs, and has never looked anything other than a future star playing at youth level. He has scored two goals and registered two assists in just three games for England U19s, and is likely to add to that tally this summer. Edwards is a slight midfielder who excels with the ball at his feet. He is a superb dribbler who can work his way out of even the most troubling of situations, though he needs to start influencing games more if he is to live up to his undoubted potential.last_img read more