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first_imgJamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, said his hands are clean and does not fear being prosecuted in connection with the ongoing investigations into corruption at football’s world governing body FIFA and has vowed to oversee changes that will restore CONCACAF’s reputation. Since May this year, two presidents – Jeffrey Webb and Alfredo Hawit – of CONCACAF, the confederation representing football bodies from the Caribbean and North and Central America, have been arrested as the United States Justice Department in conjunction with Swiss authorities investigate malfeasance amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Webb, who was arrested in May, and Hawit, jailed in early December, were among an estimated 30 football officials who were arrested between May and December this year. Webb has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in US Federal Court. Arising from the arrests, Burrell, a close friend and business partner of Webb, was among several officials appointed to an executive committee at CONCACAF that will oversee the running of the confederation until elections are held in May 2016. Asked if there were fears among the committee members about further arrests, Burrell said he was not fearful of being implicated of anything sinister. “I can only speak for myself; I have absolutely no fear or concerns and I am sure my other colleagues would feel the same way, but you just can’t swear for anyone in this case, so we just have to hope,” he said. Meanwhile, he said CONCACAF executives have been aggressively pursuing solutions to the ongoing crisis that will ensure that in future the organisation will not have to endure the embarrassment of the ongoing situation. He claims proposed reforms being pursued within CONCACAF will exceed those being put in place at FIFA. “It is now said CONCACAF are the trendsetters for the reform process because we are going deeper in some of the areas than FIFA is,” he said. “So currently, we are on track to repair the image, to rebuild the image and to chart a course that will see us not getting back into this situation. “Whoever goes there eventually will not have an opportunity to slip back into what has caused us to be in this position.”last_img read more


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State WarriorsLIVE at 4 AM on NBA PremiumNow with Kyrie moving over to Boston; Cleveland remains to be a worthy contender against the defending champions with a retooled roster and still the arguably best player in the league Lebron James. Golden State on the other hand still has that intact lineup from last season featuring 4 All Stars in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and last season’s Finals MVP Kevin Durant.Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles LakersLIVE at 11:30 AM on NBA PremiumADVERTISEMENT Rain or Shine holds off TNT for 1st win Notable NBA games have been a staple hardcourt action during Christmas Day. Rival teams, compelling storylines and rematch of the NBA Finals are some of the games that are scheduled this year. ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson This game puts the spotlight on young and up & coming superstars Lonzo Ball & Brandon Ingram of LA, who happens to be the back to back 2nd picks of the NBA Draft, as they go head to head with Rookie of the Year winners from 2015 & 2016 Andrew Wiggins & Karl Anthony Towns of Minnesota.With Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, we bring all the NBA action right at your doorstep #PlaybyPlayEveryDay #ThisIsWhyWePlay #NBAonBTV.Basketball TV is seen on Cignal Ch. 95, Dream Cable Ch. 34, GSAT Ch. 36, and Cablelink Ch. 60. Follow Basketball TV via facebook.com/BasketballTV, Twitter and Instagram @BTVHoops.NBA Premium TV is seen on Cignal SD Ch. 96 and HD Ch. 262, and Cablelink HD Ch. 350.Contact your local provider now to subscribe to Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV and never miss an action throughout the whole NBA season. In as estimate, games to be aired combined for both channels are at 600 from the Regular Season to the Finals. ADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Solar Entertainment, through BTV and NBA Premium TV, guarantees NBA fans in the Philippines to never miss the action and get their basketball fix on this special day. Tune in on December 26 and don’t miss the following games: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 folkHouston Rockets vs Oklahoma ThunderLIVE at 9 AM on BTVThese 2 Western Conference Powerhouse teams were the busiest in the off-season as they acquired All Stars to bolster their lineup with Houston trading for Chris Paul and the Thunder trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgA 21-year-old man was on Thursday jailed for three years after he was found guilty of two counts of robbery.Ceon Ray, 21, who gave his places of residence as Sussex Street, Campbellville and Albouystown, Georgetown, was found guilty of two robbery offences at the conclusion of his trial before Magistrate Rondel Weaver.The charge stated that on June 15, 2019 at Kingston seawall, Georgetown, he robbed Tyrell Chu of a quantity of items amounting to $17,000. The second charge stated that on the same day at the same location, he robbed Ishan Singh of a cell phone and cash valued $56,500.Magistrate Weaver sentenced Ray to three years imprisonment on each charge. However, the sentences will run concurrently.Reports are the couple were having lunch at the seawall when they were attacked and robbed by Ray and an accomplice.A nearby Police patrol responded to their plea for help and apprehended the two men with the stolen items in their possession.Ray’s accomplice, Navin Ally, had admitted to the charges and was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment. In June, as the men were being escorted into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, they made a short-lived dash for freedom.Ali ran in the direction of the Kitty minibus park but was captured by a group Police officers who were in the vicinity and saw ranks from the court firing shots in the area.Ray, on the other hand, ran towards Lombard Street, Georgetown, but quick actions by the Police ranks resulted in him too being rearrested.last_img read more


first_imgWomen working on the Project saw an increase from 538 in June to 570 in July. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has released the latest Site C Dam Project employment numbers for the month of July 2019.The number of people working on the Site C Dam Project saw an increase from 4,634 in June to 4,797 in July.The total number of workers from B.C. was 2,925 which is 72 percent of the workers.- Advertisement -Construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce from the Peace River Regional District made up 21 percent or 842 which is up from June’s numbers of 829.The number of apprentices employed on the project increased from 189 in June to 204 during the month of July.The number of Indigenous people working on the Project saw another increase from 361 in June to 377 in July.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img REVEALED 3 Rangers are to complete the signing of Eros Grezda from Osijek in a £2million deal. Grezda, the Albania winger, has been in talks with the Gers over becoming Steven Gerrard’s 13th signing of the summer, with the Ibrox outfit looking to replace Jamie Murphy after injury ruled him out for the remainder of the season. FULL STORYCeltic are in the mix to land Manchester City kid Douglas Luiz on loan. The Brazil Under-20 midfielder will be farmed out by City after being denied a work permit for the Premier League and Celtic are among the clubs – along with Benfica and Porto – interested in signing Luiz on a 12-month deal this week. (The Sun)James Milner has revealed how his Liverpool team mate Andy Robertson has turned him into a Rangers fan – by constantly banging on about his beloved Celtic in the Anfield dressing room! (Evening Times)Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said it “would be nice” if Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba moved to the Nou Camp “in the future”. (AS)Good news for Tottenham, as Paris Saint-Germain have ‘categorically denied’ reports linking them with an interest in Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen. (Evening Standard)Manchester United have rejected approaches from AC Milan and Atletico Madrid for out-of-favour forward Anthony Martial. (RMC Sport)Simon Mignolet will NOT be allowed to leave Liverpool before the end of the summer transfer window, despite the 30-year-old’s desire for more first team football. It comes after former Reds No.1 Loris Karius was shipped out on loan to Besiktas. (The Guardian) Transfer latest on talkSPORT.com IN DEMAND PSG have denied their interest in Spurs star Christian Eriksen Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LIVING THE DREAM Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue, 35, is hoping to revive his career with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy – despite having last played a competitive match over two years ago. (The Sun)Aston Villa are determined to hold on to Jack Grealish after batting away interest from Tottenham over the summer, with Steve Bruce and the Villa planning talks with the 22-year-old over a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Stoke City’s record signing Giannelli Imbula is wanted on loan by LaLiga side Rayo Vallecano. The 25-year-old joined the Potters in a £18.3m deal from Porto in February 2016. (Cadena Ser) Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Real Sociedad are the latest club chasing Everton forward Sandro Ramirez. The Spaniard is pushing to leave the club this week after falling out of favour at Goodison Park. FULL STORYWest Ham’s 19-year-old star Reece Oxford is on the radar of LaLiga outfit Eibar, according to reports in Spain. It comes as the club look to bolster their defensive options after a poor start to the new season. (Marca)Gary Cahill is eager to stay at Chelsea, despite having yet to feature in new boss Maurizio Sarri’s Premier League squad this season. The 32-year-old would rather fight for a place at Stamford Bridge than seek a loan or permanent move elsewhere, shooting down speculation of a transfer to Turkey. (Daily Telegraph)Davide Zappacosta has revealed Inter Milan wanted to sign him this summer, but he plans to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea. FULL STORYFormer Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 31, is close to re-joining Benfica on loan from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. (O Jogo)There is a question mark over Thierry Henry’s reported move to Bordeaux. It was believed the Arsenal legend, 41, had agreed a deal to take over as boss at the Ligue 1 side, but it is now claimed doubts have emerged over fears of a lack of funds at the French club. (The Sun)center_img LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets RANKED Getty Images 3 The transfer window is closed in England, but it remains open across Europe.Clubs in Spain, France, Germany and Scotland can all still purchase players before August 31.Here’s a round-up of the latest football news and transfer gossip from Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Paul Pogba is still being linked with a move away from Manchester United 3 Latest talkSPORT.com headlines and transfer stories:Vinnie Jones tells Mesut Ozil to ‘go into hospitals and cook dinner for people’ if he doesn’t want to play for ArsenalDanny Murphy gives passionate defence of Rafa Benitez’s tactics against ChelseaAdrian Durham believes Rafa Benitez was protecting his own ego against ChelseaCeltic striker Moussa Dembele wants to join MarseilleNapoli set to raise Piotr Zielinski release clause amid Chelsea interestEverton striker Sandro Ramirez could move to Celta Vigo on loan this monthlast_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s essential that the unions work together,” Verrone said Thursday. “I don’t know that we’ve ever done this, having the five unions speaking jointly. We had to design new stationery. “We congratulate Apple on this new way of delivering our talent to the masses. We say, ‘Keep it up and just pay us our share.”‘ ABC spokesman Kevin Brockman said Thursday that the network is open to discussions. “The guilds are our business partners and we always welcome a dialogue with them on any business-related issue that affects their members,” Brockman said. The unions had good reason for being proactive. An increase in DVD residuals had been the stated priority in each of the contract negotiations now that DVD revenue surpasses box office receipts for most films. But The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers held firm that the status quo needed to be maintained because box office revenue no longer recoups the production, distribution and marketing costs connected to a film. “This is an effort to remind the companies to be much fairer than they are paying us for other things,” Verrone said. “We are working in a day and age where there are negotiations constantly, always a level of bargaining going on.” The quick union reaction appears to be a new way of doing business after the recent elections of the WGA’s Verrone and SAG’s Rosenberg, who both campaigned on the theme of tougher bargaining at the negotiating table. “In light of the fact that you’ve got a change in leadership at SAG and WGA, and both campaigned on being more aggressive with the studios and networks, I think it is definitely an indication of things to come,” observed entertainment labor attorney Arnold Peter. “You’ve got leadership at two of the major unions that are more alike in their thinking than we’ve had in the past.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The entertainment industry’s major labor unions, still smarting over not getting a larger cut of DVD revenues during their most recent contract negotiations, are making clear that they expect fair compensation from movies and television shows downloaded on the new video iPod. Writers Guild of America, west, President Patric Verrone was having lunch Wednesday with John Connolly, president of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, when Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the product and The Walt Disney Co. announced that some of its ABC and Disney Channel shows would be part of its pay-per-download feature. Verrone and Connolly immediately contacted Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg and leaders from the Directors Guild of America and Writers Guild of America, east. By dinnertime, the groups had agreed to take the nearly unheard of step of releasing a joint statement making their sentiments immediately clear. It said in part: “…We look forward to a dialogue that ensures that our members are properly compensated for this exploitation of their work.” last_img read more


first_img Drake Game Notes Story Links Reed Timmer Press Conference” width=”640″>Print Friendly Version Live Audio ESPN3 center_img The Drake University men’s basketball team plays its regular-season finale Saturday afternoon when it hosts Valparaiso at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. on Mediacom MC22. Prior to the start of the game, the Bulldogs will honor the program’s five tremendous seniors in Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.), De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.), C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.), Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) in their final game at the Knapp Center.Those five have appeared in more than 500 games in the Blue & White and are in the midst of the program’s most successful season in a decade as the team is 10-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference and 16-14 overall. The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s game looking to solidify their seeding for the upcoming MVC Tournament as either the Nos. 3 or 4 seed. Live Stats Niko Medved Press Conference” width=”640″>Drake is 10-2 in the Knapp Center this season and aiming to earn a series split with Valparaiso. The Crusaders won the first meeting this season, 77-60, in early January on a night where Timmer, who has averaged 19.3 points per game this season, was held to a season-low seven points. Timmer has 13 20-point games this season including five of the last seven outings.The Crusaders are 5-12 in their first season in the MVC and are seeking their first MVC road win. Tevonn Walker leads the team with 14.5 points per game and scored 26 points in his first meeting with the Bulldogs this season.Following Saturday’s games, all 10 MVC squads will trek to St. Louis for the annual MVC Tournament. As either the No. 3 or 4 seed, the Bulldogs will open tournament play Friday, March 2, at the Scottrade Center.last_img read more


first_imgMembers of the Mica Action Group (MAG) brought the issue to an international stage yesterday (Sat) as they spoke at US conference. Ann Owens and Eileen Doherty represented the group at the crumbling basements conference in Connecticut.Ann Owens, Chairperson of MAG, said: “We were joined by a number of groups (or coalitions) who are also fighting for justice for their homeowners in the US (Connecticut and Massachusetts) and Canada (Quebec) and are encountering similar challenges to ourselves. “The parallels in all of these cases is simply astounding,” she added.“There were many lessons learnt from the conference and hope to bring some of these to our campaign and equally hope we have shared some of the things that MAG have done well through this journey.“As I said at the end of my speech ‘Ni neart go cur le cheile’ which means ‘we are stronger together’.“Indeed after yesterday, it is clear that this international partnership can result only in benefits for all concerned.” Mica Action Group represented on international stage at US conference was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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


first_imgCardiff City’s bid to sign Tommy Smith from QPR appears to have stalled.The 32-year-old forward is not in Rangers manager Mark Hughes’ first-team plans and Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay is hoping to persuade him to move to Wales.Mackay, who recently signed Heidar Helguson from the R’s and is close to capturing Matt Connolly, knows Smith well from their time together at Watford.Smith has been told he can leave Loftus Road, but by Tuesday morning he seemed no closer to deciding his future.“There’s been an enquiry from Cardiff and certainly there’s an opportunity for Tommy to go there if he wants to,” Hughes told West London Sport.“That’s been on offer for a little bit of time though and hasn’t really progressed, so I don’t know where things stand with that at this moment.”See also:Smith could be next to make Cardiff moveCampbell will not be rushed into moveFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_img “We received some intelligence inputs regarding the movement of Maoists (in Gadchiroli). We analysed the information and launched an operation on Saturday night. A party was sent to Kasansur area around midnight. It is a very thick forest. At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, our team had an encounter with them (Maoists),” Mr. Shelar said.The C-60, the Maharashtra police’s special anti-Maoist unit, was leading the operation with the help of a team of the Central Reserve Police Force’s 9th battalion.“The Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on our team. Our boys appealed to them to stop firing and surrender but they continued. Ultimately, in self-defense, our team had to retaliate. Some of the Maoists fled. A search operation was carried out in the area after the encounter. We recovered the bodies of 16 Maoists as of now,” the IG added. NIA wing to probe money laundering by Naxals  Top leaders dead?Mr. Shelar claimed that the dead Maoists include two Divisional Committee Members of the CPI (Maoist). “There are reports that some senior Maoist leaders including Shrinivasan and Sainath have been killed. However, this is yet to be confirmed. Our parties and officers, who carried out the operation, are yet to reach base camp. Things will be clear once they return,” he said.Sunday’s encounter is being considered a big blow to the Maoist movement in this tribal district of Maharashtra where the Maoists had been trying hard to regain a foothold.The Maharashtra police termed it “the biggest successful operation against the Maoists in Danda Karanya” and a historic one.center_img The security forces gunned down 16 alleged members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday. The rebels were killed in an intelligence-based operation in Kasansur area of the district bordering Chhattisgarh.Sharad Shelar, Inspector-General of the Maharashtra police’s Anti-Naxal Operations (ANO) unit, told The Hindu that it was an intelligence-based operation, and the police team had offered a chance to the Maoists to surrender before the gunfight which lasted over an hour.Also Readlast_img read more