PSL denies Iriga appeal on Soltones ban

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Superliga’s one-year ban and P50,000 fine on Iriga open spiker Grethcel Soltones stands.After convening in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, the PSL team owners unanimously denied the appeal of team owner and Iriga mayor Madeline Alfelor to downgrade the penalty for former San Sebastian standout, who apparently violated the tournament’s One League Policy.ADVERTISEMENT San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The league voted 7-0 and unanimously upheld its decision.Under league rules, Soltones should have been under contract with Iriga for a year as teams are required to sign all their players to a minimum of one-year contract with an exclusivity deal due to the One League Policy. Players under contract could not suit up in any games or tournament outside of the PSL until after their deal is done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMuch to the team owners’ dismay, Iriga has no contract with Soltones despite her suiting up for the Lady Oragons’ season opener against Sta. Lucia in the ongoing 2017 PSL Grand Prix.Iriga and guest team Victoria Sports- University of Santo Tomas could not vote during the deliberations. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 awardlast_img read more

MatPal to train mariners in oil and gas

first_img– sailors graduate from workshopThe MatPal Maritime Institution on Wednesday announced plans to train mariners for the oil and gas industry, as 47 sailors graduated from a two-week workshop.Cognisant of the fact that training in the area of oil and gas was now vital, the MatPal Institution related that plans were moving full steam ahead so that the mariners would become knowledgeable.The announcement was made at the Transport and Harbours Department’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown during a simple graduation ceremony for the 47 sailors, who recently completed the training in various fields related to safety management at sea, among other areas.MatPal Administrator Coleen Abrams said, “It is our aim to, in the very near future, to begin offering [Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and EmergencyFrom left seated: MatPal Administrator Coleen Abrams, Captain Derrick Erstine, and Transport and Harbours Department Manager Marcelene MerchantTraining] T-BOSIET and other safety training specifically geared for persons embarking on being employed within Guyana’s oil and gas industry and so, even as that materialises we will keep the public informed and we will keep having engagement with companies that are seeking to make their entrance into the oil and gas industry.”She added that the training would be vital to not only locals but foreign employees of oil giant ExxonMobil.“For persons working onboard the supply vessels, contracted by ExxonMobil as well as the drill ships that are also contracted by ExxonMobil. There is a level of training that is required for them, while we do the safety training at MatPal Marine, because of the volatility of the crew, of the cargo that is carried onboard by those vessels,” Abrams added.The training sessions for the sailors who graduated were held between April and May as a result of a partnership between MatPal and the Transport and Harbours Department.It is aimed at developing the capacity of sailors in various departments of the Transport and Harbours Department.The mariners were trained in basic safety, ship security awareness, survival and safety and several other areas.The Administrator of the Department stressed the importance of training as she noted there were several areas, such as safety management which often required attention.“For the group of persons who have been trained so far, they will function on board of the ferries of the Transport and Harbours Department plying the routes of the Rosignol to New Amsterdam crossing, the Parika to Supenaam crossing as well as the Georgetown to Vreed-en-Hoop crossing. Those persons will function in the capacities as with the bowmen, speedboat operators and captains, ordinary sailors, coxswains, able body seamen, engineers as well as deck officers,” she informed.last_img read more

NHL notes: Nashville gets Forsberg

first_imgThe Philadelphia Flyers finally traded Peter Forsberg, sending the star center to the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators on Thursday night for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent and two draft picks. Forsberg, slowed this season by his chronically troubled right foot, can become an unrestricted a free agent at the end of the season, and the Flyers decided to get some value for the former NHL MVP rather than risk losing him for nothing. The 33-year-old had 11 goals and 29 assists in 40 games for the Flyers this season, his second with Philadelphia after 10 years with Quebec and Colorado. Forsberg is playing out the final months of a two-year, $11.5 million contract he signed after leaving Colorado, and while he had long maintained his first priority was to re-sign with the Flyers, contenders were actively asking the organization about his availability. Staying put: Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan said signing a new five-year, $22.5 million contract means he believes the team he has spent his whole career with has a chance “to win sooner than later.” At a news conference announcing Doan’s new deal, coach Wayne Gretzky said the 30-year-old right winger could have gone to “10 or 15” teams if he decided to leave. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Anti-gay former minister acquitted of soliciting sex

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Baptist minister who had spoken out against homosexuality was acquitted Wednesday of propositioning an undercover male police officer. A judge found Lonnie Latham not guilty of the misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in an act of lewdness. If convicted, he would have faced up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Latham, 61, was arrested Jan. 3, 2006, outside a hotel in Oklahoma City. Police had accused Latham of asking the undercover officer for oral sex, which Latham denied. Latham has spoken out against same-sex marriage and in support of a directive urging the Southern Baptist Convention’s 42,000 churches to try to convince gays and lesbians they can become heterosexual “if they accept Jesus Christ as their savior and reject their `sinful, destructive lifestyle.”‘ Latham resigned as pastor of the South Tulsa Baptist Church after his arrest.last_img

Mourinho keen to bury Conte hatchet with handshake

first_imgThen coach of Juventus, Conte received an initial 10-month suspension, which was later reduced to four months, before being acquitted of the charges in 2016.Conte responded by calling Mourinho “a little man”, but the two exchanged a smile before kick-off and embraced afterwards as United came from behind to win at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard.“I think the handshake doesn’t need any words,” said Mourinho. “I think that’s what me and Antonio will want to show to everyone.“The handshake before and after the match is an example that everything in football you have to move (on) and you have to respect each other.“Mourinho and Conte are not two ordinary persons in football. We have a history, we have an image and I’m really happy with that.”Conte was less effusive when quizzed over whether he and Mourinho had decided before the game to bury the hatchet.“He wanted to see shake hands and we did the peace,” said the Italian.On the field Mourinho got the upper hand, but only after Chelsea bossed the opening exchanges.Chelsea went in front just before the half hour mark when Willian and Eden Hazard exchanged passes before Willian drilled home his fourth goal in three games.Shake on it: Mourinho shakes hands with Conte after the game © AFP / Oli SCARFF“The beginning of the game was blue,” admitted Mourinho, who brought £89 million man Paul Pogba back into his starting line-up as part of a new four-man diamond shape in midfield.“We took a bit of time to adapt to some new positions on the pitch. The way we were playing the players in the midfield square they took a bit of time to find the timings to press.“We then found that balance and in the second half the team was solid, felt more comfortable to go in attacking areas and, without creating lots of chances because against Chelsea that is not possible, we created a few and score the winning goal that I think in the end we deserve.”Victory was a huge boost for United’s hopes of finishing in the top four as they move six points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and back above Liverpool into second.However, Mourinho expects the fight between his side, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea for three places behind Manchester City in next season’s Champions League to go down to the wire.“We are four very good teams, all of them fighting to be in quarter-finals of Champions League and that shows the dimensions of the teams.“But from four of us somebody has to be out, so the fight will be big until the end.”Conte lamented his side’s inability to make the most of their dominance in the opening half hour as they slipped to a third defeat in four league games.“At the end we are talking about another defeat.“We must be disappointed because when you have this type of situation you have to manage the game better with experience and maturity to get three points.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Friendly fire: Mourinho and Conte at Old Trafford on Sunday © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 25 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it was important for two coaches of his and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte’s stature to put their public dispute behind them by shaking hands before and after United’s 2-1 victory on Sunday.Mourinho and Conte’s simmering rift exploded in January when the Portuguese cited an accusation brought by the Italian Football Federation in 2012 that Conte failed to report match-fixing involving his former club Siena during the 2010-11 season.last_img read more


first_imgVOODOO VENUE CHRISTMAS PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: January 1st, 2016 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

Chelsea fans are terrified Eden Hazard could leave to join Real Madrid

first_img@hazardeden10 the thought of you not playing again for @ChelseaFC is as scary as scary itself am not going to beg you but if you leave you are dead to me simple #cfc— that_beard_man (@mightykayzed) July 14, 2018 Eden Hazard admitted he could leave Chelsea this summer, and Blues fans have reacted furiously.Speaking after the 2-0 World Cup win over England, Hazard admitted ‘it might be time to discover something different’ after six years at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard 👏🏽I don’t even want to think about the consequences if Chelsea sell him. He’s irreplaceable. We HAVE to keep him 😪 #CFC— Olivia Buzaglo (@OliviaBuzaglo) July 14, 2018 Dear @ChelseaFC @hazardeden10 is not for sale!RegardsChelseaFC Fans#CFC— Ahmad AL-Awadhi (@AhmdKW) July 14, 2018 Hazard has helped Chelsea win the Europe League, two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup All I’ve wanted was to see Hazard play in a attacking team at Chelsea :/ #OneMoreYear @hazardeden10— 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@BardiaCFC) July 14, 2018 Eden Hazard: “After 6 wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different” *hints at move to Real Madrid*Me:— R (@A1_Robel) July 14, 2018 2 Hazard secured Belgium’s best ever World Cup finish on Saturday When Eden Hazard hints that he’s leaving Chelsea— Lion33443 (@KGBLegitBoy361) July 14, 2018 So tempted to stop supporting Chelsea now @hazardeden10 is leaving 😪— Sydnee Jenkins-Holmes (@SydneeLouise) July 14, 2018 “You know my preferred destination.”Understandably, Chelsea fans were devastated to hear the news their talisman could be off this summer after a fantastic World Cup.Check out the best reaction from Twitter below! 2 Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Bernabeu to join Juventus, speculation has been rife as to who could replace the Portuguese superstar.It seems Hazard is top of the list and, if the 27-year-old’s comments are anything to go by, a deal could be done this summer.Speaking to Belgian newspaper HLN, he said: “After 6 wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different, certainly after this World Cup.“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go. Chelsea need to take care of Eden Hazard like Jorginho takes care of the ball.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) July 14, 2018last_img read more

Other passionate welcomes to rival Loris Karius’ arrival at Besiktas

first_imgLoris Karius called the reception he received from Beskitas fans ‘overwhelming.’The goalkeeper was making his way through the airport in Turkey to complete his two-year loan from Liverpool, but it took him a while as he had to navigate his way past thousands of screaming fans. Proud to be part of the famous @besiktas family now. Your welcome at the airport yesterday was simply overwhelming! I will give it my all to win with Beşiktaş.🦅A big Thank You goes out to all of the Liverpool fans for the support until now – you indeed never let me walk alone.— Loris Karius (@LorisKarius) August 26, 2018 A massive crowd of Besiktas fans showed up to welcome Karius at the airport. 👏— Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) August 25, 2018It’s something not uncommon in Turkey and here are four of’s favourite examples, beginning with Darius Vassell.DARIUS VASSELL AT ANKARAGUCUOpinions of Darius Vassell will vary, but even the man himself must have been surprised by the reception he was given upon transferring to Turkey. Fans of Turkish side Ankaragucu treated the striker to a hero’s welcome when he first touched down in 2009, as if he was one of the game’s greats.KENNY MILLER AT BURSASPORNot to be outdone by Vassell, Kenny Miller was treated like a god when he started out his own journey through Turkish football in 2011 when he signed for Bursaspor.DIDIER DROGBA AT GALATASARAYHaving scored eight goals in 11 games for Shanghai Shenhua, Drogba joined Galatasaray in 2013 and looked like he was doing his best to pretend that fans turning up at the airport in their thousands and lighting flares to say hello happened all the time to him.ROBIN VAN PERSIE AT FENERBAHCEVan Persie looked impressed by what he saw when he joined Fenerbahce from Man United in 2015. “I promise you one thing: I will do everything in my power to help Fenerbahce win as many trophies to make you happy. Let’s do it together,” he told them.AND WHAT ABOUT THE GALATASARAY FANS WHO ‘WELCOMED’ MANCHESTER UNITED’S PLAYERS TO ISTANBUL?Manchester United entered Galatasaray’s cauldron in 1993 during a Champions League clash between the two sides. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson later admitted the club had been “exposed… to as much hostility and harassment as I have ever known on a football expedition.” The message from the Turkish fans to their English opponents? ‘Welcome to Hell,’ which Gary Pallister called “a terrifying business,” in his autobiography, adding it “had nothing to do with sport, and can be categorised objectively as an absolute disgrace.”last_img read more


first_imgA judge has warned a man accused of killing eight people by dangerous driving that he will revoke his bail if he continues to breach conditions.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard today that Shaun Kelly, (24), Ballymagan, Buncrana, had breached his bail conditions on several occasions.He had bee required to sign on at Buncrana Garda Station twice weekly – on Mondays and Fridays between 10am and 6pm. Defence counsel Peter Nolan acknowledged that Mr Kelly had signed in at the station on the days involved but outside the hours.Sgt Carol Doherty told Judge Keenan Johnson that Mr Kelly had breached these conditions on several occasions.Mr Nolan said his client had to attend medical appointments in Dublin and often travelled with his father who worked driving a truck.He described the breaches as “technical” adding: “There is no flight risk here whatsoever.”Patricia McLaughlin, for the DPP, said the bail conditions were reasonable and “he must comply with them.”Judge Johnson varied the bail conditions, ordering Mr Kelly to sign on at Buncrana Garda Station on Mondays and Fridays between 12 noon and 9pm.He told Mr Nolan to advise his client that the court would have “no hesitation” in revoking bail if there were any further breaches.The case against Mr Kelly was adjourned last month when Judge Keenan Johnson was told by defence counsel Peter Nolan that he had been given a psychological report which questioned his client’s fitness to stand trial.The State was forced to apply for an adjournment to assess the report and order their own psychological assessment.Judge Johnson adjourned the case until April 1st with peremptory against the accused.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING EIGHT PEOPLE BY DANGEROUS DRIVING WARNED ABOUT BAIL BREACHES was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:bail breachShaun Kellylast_img read more