Ross fined for ‘detrimental’ comment; Refs, barker suspended for blunder

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOn the heels of the controversial fracas late in the Ginebra-San Miguel last Sunday, the has PBA suspended all four referees officiating the game and two table officials.Beermen guard Chris Ross was also fined a total of P25,800 for his action late in the duel— P20,000 fine for issuing statements detrimental to the league, and P5,800 for the two technical fouls he incurred in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Referee Jerry Borja, the calling official who is responsible for knowing the designated shooter, was handed a three-week suspension, while fellow umpires Noy Guevarra, who was the one who handed the ball to Chris Ross for the free throw, crew chief Jimmy Mariano and fourth official Mardy Montoya were also suspended for a week.Book scorer Lito Mendegoria and barker Noel Zarate also weren’t spared as they will serve a week of suspension for their participation in the confusion.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 folkControversy marred the tussle etween the two powerhouse teams when, with Ginebra leading 98-95, Borja gave the ball to Ross to take the free throw attempt with 4.5 seconds remaining — a shot that was supposed to be for teammate Chico Lanete, who was fouled on the prior rebound play.Zarate even announced that Ross was taking the shot before the Beermen sued for time and before the mistake was pointed out. The infraction led to LA Tenorio’s technical freebie that  iced the Gin Kings’ 100-96 victory.Troy Rosario was also slapped with a P5,000 fine for a landing spot foul in TNT’s game against Magnolia last Saturday.Lee sprained his left ankle after the foul, but the Hotshots were still able to hold on to the 91-83 win over the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Cold-blooded Dela Virgen, clutch Pontejos carry JRU to second win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double PLAY LIST 01:00Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series01:21Three Boomers players suspended by FIBA over Gilas – Australia brawl02:14Carpio 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

Liberia A ‘Center for Human Trafficking’?

first_imgThe National Secretariat of Trafficking in Person (TIP) working with the Ministry of Labor has identified the South-eastern region of the country as the area from which most children trafficked to Monrovia and other cities originate.The disclosure was made last Wednesday in Monrovia at a one-day workshop organized for journalists by World Hope International (WHI).Adolphus G. Satiah of the National Secretariat for TIP emphasized that most children his organization has identified in Monrovia as being trafficked come from Grand Gedeh, Maryland, River Gee and Sinoe counties.He said parents of some of the trafficked children give them to either relatives or friends who promise to send them to school, but on the contrary, the children end up being used as domestic servants.“Most people in those South-eastern counties are poor so they sometimes give their children to people living in urban areas, especially in Monrovia, hoping they would be sent to school, but instead, many are made to work without going to the school,” Mr. Satiah said.He said they have found out in Monrovia and Bomi County from investigations that most of the children selling in the streets and burning coal trace their backgrounds from the South-eastern region with a few from Nimba and Lofa Counties.Mr. Satiah also pointed out that Liberia is recorded in a U.S. State Department report as the center for trafficking. He said in Liberia, traffickers from other parts of the world bring trafficked persons and take them to various destinations around the world.He said human trafficking is illegal and is prohibited by law in Liberia, and urged journalists and the public to take keen note and report cases of trafficking to th relevant authorities.For his part, World Hope International Program Manager, Wellington A. Kollie, defined trafficking in persons to be “Modern day slavery,” noting that trafficking is identified by the act, means and purpose.He said the act involves the recruiting process, the means as the pretense under which recruitment is done and the purpose serving as the reasons for taking the recruits to the intended destinations.He clarified that obtaining a person through deception, force or coercion for the purpose of exploitation in all forms constitutes human trafficking.Mr. Kollie said children less than 18 years have been trafficked from one place to the other in the country to work on farms, sell in the streets, beg, burn charcoal and mine minerals in the bush.He also said young girls are also trafficked and prostituted in hotels and bars in Monrovia, and areas where diamond and gold are mined in the country.Earlier, Mr. Kollie said young people (males and females) were trafficked for war and ritual purpose.He said because of the horrific increase in human trafficking in Liberia with the propensity to undermine the economy and human capita, the media needs to be proactive to report cases through proper investigation.In consonance with presentations from the two men, U.S. State Department of 2015 about Liberia states, “Liberia is a source and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Most trafficking victims originate from and are exploited within the country’s borders, where they are subjected to domestic servitude, forced begging, sex trafficking, or forced labor in street vending, alluvial diamond mines, and on rubber plantations. Traffickers typically operate independently and are commonly family members, who promise poorer relatives a better life for their children. Children sent to work as domestic servants for their wealthier relatives are vulnerable to forced labor or, to a lesser extent, sexual exploitation.Orphaned children remain susceptible to exploitation, including in street selling and prostitution.A small number of Liberian men, women, and children are subjected to human trafficking in other West African countries, including Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Victims of transnational trafficking come to Liberia from neighboring West African countries, including Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Nigeria, and are subjected to the same types of exploitation as internally trafficked victims. Women from Tunisia and Morocco have been subjected to sex trafficking in Liberia. During the reporting period, Liberian women were subjected to forced labor in Lebanon. Bribery at border stations, capacity issues, and generalized corruption within the judiciary continued to hamper trafficking investigations and prosecutions.”Mrs. Princess Taire, Deputy Program Manager of World Hope International emphasized the need for confidentiality in dealing with victims of trafficking.Mrs. Taire stressed that trafficking victims are maltreated that they become traumatized, and exposing them without their consent causes more harm to them.She said while journalists are to report facts, it is expedient for them to work with trafficking victims like trained social workers, who observe ethical guidelines of confidentiality that prevents victims from exposure.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mexico stun World Cup holders Germany

first_img0Shares0000Mexico’s Lozano wheels away in celebration after scoring against Germany in their World Cup Group F opener on July 17, 2018MOSCOW, Russia, Jun 17- Germany’s World Cup defence began with defeat as they were stunned by Mexico in their opening Group F clash on Sunday.Hirving Lozano’s clinical first half finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory. The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the winner on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germany for just the second time in history.Germany’s preparations for the tournament were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in the Russian capital, leaving their proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup already in danger.Joachim Loew started eight of the nine 2014 World Cup winners in his squad, with Mesut Ozil returning from a knee injury and Manuel Neuer back in goal following his lengthy absence for the Group F clash.Jerome Boateng’s build-up to the finals was also hampered by a groin injury, but the Bayern Munich centre-back was on the alert inside 60 seconds to thrust himself desperately in front of a Lozano effort.A remarkably open start saw Timo Werner sprint in behind the Mexico defence before dragging across the face of goal, while Mats Hummels shot straight at Guillermo Ochoa after a botched clearance.Neuer held well twice in quick succession, first from a long-range Hector Herrera strike and then again to keep out Hector Moreno’s header, as Mexico attacked the Germany backline with regularity.Germany’s preparations for the tournament were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in the Russian capital, leaving their proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup already in danger.Carlos Salcedo nearly diverted a teasing cross into his own net, while Timo Werner hit tamely at Ochoa when an umarked Julian Draxler appeared the better option.Mexico continued to threaten, Miguel Layun narrowly unable to latch onto a through ball, but their goal arrived 10 minutes before the break as Germany were again sliced apart.After Sami Khedira lost possession, Javier Hernandez triggered a lightning counter before finding a charging Lozano, who cut inside a covering Ozil and lashed low inside Neuer’s near post to spark deafening roars from the sizeable Mexico support.Germany hit back, Toni Kroos rattling the crossbar with a 25-yard free-kick that needed the fingertips of a scrambling Ochoa to keep it out, but Mexico barely clung on to their advantage.Marco Reus was introduced on the hour as Loew sought to invigorate a struggling side, while 39-year-old Rafael Marquez became just the third player to feature at five World Cups as he was brought on the tighten Mexico’s defence.Joshua Kimmich’s acrobatic overhead kick looped onto the roof of the net, with substitute Edson Alvarez then blocking bravely to thwart Draxler.Reus also hammered a volley over from a narrow angle before a frenetic finale saw Julian Brandt, just on for Werner, smack the outside of the post with a thunderous effort from 20 yards.One desperate last attack had Neuer come up for a corner, but a towering header from the veteran Marquez and subsequent claim from Ochoa allowed Mexico to close out an unforgettable triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Even Moyes won the opening game of the season!’ – Fans react to Van Gaal’s first defeat as Man United boss

first_imgWelcome to the Premier League Louis!‘Tactical mastermind’ Van Gaal may have enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season, but the Red Devils’ league campaign got off to the worst possible start.Having finished last season with their lowest ever Premier League points tally under much maligned former manager David Moyes, Van Gaal has continued to break records, the Dutchman steering the side to the club’s first opening day defeat at home since 1972.Check out how a meme-frenzied Twitter reacted below… 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with assistant Ryan Giggs last_img read more

Athletics has given me life, says Obiri

first_img0Shares0000Hellen Obiri of Kenya crosses the finish line to win gold in the Women’s 5000 metres final during day ten of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships at The London Stadium on August 13, 2017 (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9- World 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri says athletics, a sport she watched and admired on television a few years back has given her life, saying the opportunities the sport has opened up to her are amazing.The Kenyan endurance star enjoyed an outstanding 2017 season highlighted by her world title in London and the 28-year old reveals to IAAF what the sport has given to her. “In Kenya running is a passion. The whole nation runs. It is part of our culture!“My first running experiences came at school. I enjoyed running the 200 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres, even though back then I was not winning. I started to race more competitively after joining the Kenyan Defence Force (where Obiri serves as a soldier),”Olympic 5000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri winning at the Kenyan World Championships National Trials. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“I recall in 2010 running in bigger races such as the Kenyan Defence Force Championships. It was there I was identified by Noah Ngeny (the 2000 Olympic 1500m champion) and invited to train at the PACE Sports Management camp in Kaptagat.”“The following year I made a big breakthrough by winning the Kenyan 1500m title and competing at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.“In my youth, I used to watch out for all the top Kenyan athletes on TV, Of course, running is held in very high regard in Kenya, so I admire all those who represented their country.”“If I had to pick one athlete, it would be Vivian Cheryuiyot because she was so small but strong at the same time. I am now pleased to call her a good friend.“Athletics has given me so much. It has allowed me to travel the world, meet new people and also earn a good living allowing me to support my family back in Kenya.”Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot (R) and Hellen Obiri celebrate after taking gold and silver respectively in the women’s 5000m“By travelling so extensively and visiting so many countries – an opportunity which would not have come my way without athletics – it has helped my education and my understanding of the world.“Without athletics I don’t know what I’d be doing now. Maybe, I would be a KDF soldier.“I love to run and I feel happiest when competing. I enjoy all elements to running but personally you can’t beat the buzz and thrill from racing at major championships.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance –Ballyliffin (Glashedy) Golf Club 5th November 2011 Par 72 SSS 721st Nett Eddie McHugh (15) Letterkenny G.C.  682ND Nett John Callan (5) Ballycastle G.C.             69 3RD Nett Kieran Martin (12) Strabane G.G.    704th Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C. 72 B.O.T.5TH Nett Frank McBrearty (19) Ballybofey/Stranorlar G.C. 72 B.O.T.6TH Nett Clive Davison (15) Letterkenny G.C. 72 B.O.T. 1ST Gross Michael McGeady (scr)McCambridge/Duffy    73 b.o.t.2nd Gross Connor Mallon (scr)Nairn/Portnoo G.C. 733RD Gross Enda Kennedy (scr) Rosapenna G.C. 744TH Gross Sean Quigg (2) City of Derry G.C.      765TH Gross Padraig MacLochlainn (4) North West G.C. 78 b.o.t 6th Gross Paddy Kennedy (1) Strabane G.C.   78The following had a “2”,D.McGeough,S.McKeegan,B.Wallace,M.McGeady,E.Kennedy,M.Doherty(s) ,E.O’Carroll,B.Corry.What a glorious day we had in Inishowen, blue skies little wind and the sun that shone all day long most un- alliance like weather but there were no complaints after all the wind and rain that we had endured over the last while,”Eat your heart out Noel Callan” the Captain of the Alliance missed out on the good weather as he is in Spain!A huge field of 88 turned up to pit their skills against this magnificent Craddock/Ruddy creation named Glashedy. The day was just perfect for playing on a course well manicured and the greens playing very well. The rough though was penalising in the extreme and it was only those who managed to hit the ball straight who profited. In the Gross section Connor Mallon ,a former assistant Professional at this club showed that he was well acquainted with it .On the first nine he had no less than 4 birdies and one bogey to be 3 under for the first nine .John Callan had 3 birdies and a dropped shot to be 1 behind Connor. Michael McGeady went out in 34 with 2 birdies and a dropped stroke. Enda Kennedy and Sean Quigg were on level par having both dropped a stroke but also had 1 birdie. It was the more difficult nine that sorted out the final places .Sean dropped 5 strokes and had one birdie on his back nine to fill 4th Gross. John Callan with 4 dropped shots and no birdies went in to 2nd Nett. This is the second week in a row that the Strabane native now playing out of Ball castle missed out on the main prize.Meanwhile Enda Kennedy who had been in joint 4th place with Sean Quigg could not make up the deficit and indeed dropped three to par with one bogie to finish on 74.Meanwhile as playing partners Connor Mallon and Michael McGeady battled away Michael dropped three shots and had a birdie made up sufficient ground on Connor to beat him on break of tie .Connor had been sailing on serenely only to suffer bogies on 11 and 14 interspersed with a birdie on 13 However he dropped shot on 16 and suffered an ugly double bogey on 17 which Michael birdied and it was this advantage that gave him victory.In the Nett section Eddie Mc Hugh triumphed over the large field with a magnificent 68 nett and had a shot to spare over John Callan who had been thwarted in the gross section. Eddie had 10 of his handicap left after the first nine .He had double boogied the 9th but on the more difficult back nine he only used 6 of his handicap allowance and this included a further double bogey on the 16th .The secret to Eddies great round was his ability to hit the hit the ball straight.In the golfer of the season in the nett section Odran McGettigan has a very healthy lead of 5 over John Callan .in the Gross Enda Kennedy leads Michael McGeadyThe next competition will be held in Rosapenna on 19th November 2011.Members are reminded that the time sheet can be found on the Alliances web site.WWW.NWGOLFALLIANCE.COM.Next Competition Rosapenna Golf Club 19th November 201he rough though 1.© 2011, all Rights ReservedFollow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTSlast_img read more

Real Madrid to try and sign a Chelsea star that’s not Hazard

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK Latest transfer news Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Paris Saint-Germain from Kante’s hometown are already keeping tabs on the France international, while there is reported to be interest from sides in Italy too.And now, according to AS, Real Madrid are also putting the wheels in motion to sign Kante this summer.The European champions have earmarked the midfielder as a prime target and they want a deal wrapped up quickly. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets RANKED IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST LIVING THE DREAM moving on Kante is set to represent France at this summer’s World Cup, having helped them to the final of Euro 2016 Kante was named PFA Player of the Year as Chelsea won the Premier League in 2016/17 2 Kante, however, still has three years to run on his contract at Chelsea and he will be difficult to prise away from Stamford Bridge, as he is regarded as perhaps the club’s most important player alongside Eden Hazard.Kante was bought from Leicester in the summer of 2016 after helping the Foxes to the Premier League title, and he was named PFA Player of the Year in 2016/17 as Chelsea secured won the league championship. targets He made his international debut in 2016 and helped France to the final of that year’s European Championship, and he’s now preparing to represent Les Bleus at the World Cup. three-way race Real Madrid are preparing an audacious move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.The 27-year-old is in demand this summer as clubs believe he could be lured away from Stamford Bridge as the Blues failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

Bournemouth vs Everton: Live commentary, team news and kick-off time

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures highlights possible standings Getty Everton have hardly made a slow start to the new term themselves, currently unbeaten after a win and draw from their opening two games.The Toffees had an unhappy journey to the South Coast last season, losing 2-1 courtesy of a brace from Ryan Fraser.What time is kick-off?This contest is being held on Saturday, August 25.Kick-off is at the traditional time of 3pm, so can’t be broadcast on TV due to the UK’s blackout period.This fixture has meant goals in the last few years, with 16 plundered in the last four meetings.How can I listen on talkSPORT?The match is being broadcast live on our sister station talkSPORT2.Tune in from 3pm for coverage using either your DAB radio or our web player. FOOTBALL LATEST Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal 1 📋 Here it is – your #afcb team to face @Everton in the @premierleague at Vitality Stadium.🔘 Unchanged starting XI🔘 King, Wilson up top🔘 Lerma on bench#BOUEVE— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) August 25, 2018 🔵 | Team news is in for today’s clash with @afcbournemouth! #EFCawayday ✅ @1TomDavies starts @b_10duarte is on the bench— Everton (@Everton) August 25, 2018 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes impact Bournemouth host Everton as the Premier League weekend gets into full swing.The Cherries have begun the new campaign in superb form, winning both their games and sitting sixth in the early-season table. ALTERED Eddie Howe’s side have won two in two What is the team news? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more


first_imgTickets are selling out fast for Bressie’s one-off show at An Grianan Theatre on May 8th.These days the former rugby player is best-known for his shrewd moves on RTE’s The Voice of Ireland on which he was the winning mentor last series.But Bressie is also considered one of the finest live performers on the live circuit today. His debut solo album ‘Colourblind Stereo’, reached #1 in the iTunes Album chart while Bressie’s second solo studio album “Rage and Romance” will be released later this month. ‘Show Me Love’ will be the first single released from the album.We have a pair of tickets for the show and all you have to do is to answer a simple question about Bressie and email us the answer to admin@donegaldaily.comNo premium rate text, expensive phonecalls, Facebook pleas or carrier pigeons for that matter.Tell us who was Bressie’s band before he decided to go solo. Get emailing and we’ll get you out the tickets. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning and the usual conditions apply.WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE BRESSIE AT AN GRIANAN was last modified: March 13th, 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) Tags:An griananBressieconcertlast_img read more

High Court switches to Donegal for a rare sitting

first_imgDonegal is to host a rare sitting of the High Court at Letterkenny’s new courthouse.The court was due to sit in Sligo November for two weeks in November. However, the Courts Service has announced that the second week of the scheduled sittings will take place in Letterkenny.The High Court will sit in Sligo from November 4th to 8th and in Donegal from the 11th to the 15th.There are now suggestions that future High Court sittings in the North-West will be held in Letterkenny because of its state-of-the-art €20million courthouse which opened in February, 2018.High Court switches to Donegal for a rare sitting was last modified: June 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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