first_imgSection 377 of the penal code, a relic from 1860s British legislation, bans gay acts as “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and allows for jail terms of up to life, although prosecutions are rare.In 2009 the Delhi High Court effectively decriminalised gay sex, saying a ban violated fundamental rights, but the Supreme Court reinstated it in 2013 after religious groups successfully appealed.Read it at Dawn Related Itemslast_img

first_imgWhat’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ The PH kickboxing team is trained by two-time Olympian Donald Geisler and Mark Sangiao of the famed Team Lakay, which has produced wushu and mixed martial arts champions.Expected to give the Filipinos a run for the gold are regional power Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam.The national team held its training camp in the high mountains of La Trinidad, Benguet, while also getting foreign exposures in Taiwan and Cambodia, where it just recently arrived.The team is expected to travel back to Baguio for its final weight training before going back to Manila in time for the SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT NFL invites teams to Colin Kaepernick workout MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “As much as we want to be confident, we also want to be modest. Our assessment for the SEA Games is that everyone would be a medalist,” Chan said during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday at Amelie Hotel Manila.“We hope and pray each and every athlete would be successful in their respective categories. Let’s just focus more on promoting the sport as well as giving these athletes the break [they needed].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceApart from Chan, among the members of the PH kickboxing team present in the session were Ruel Catalan (57 kg), Karol Maguide (51 kg), Jerry Olsim (69 kg), and Rex De Lara (60 kg) along with boxing coach Glenn Mondol.Completing the squad that will compete in full contact, low kick, and kick light are Jomar Balaguid (54 kg), Jean Claude Saclag (63 kg), and the women duo of Renz Daquel (48 kg) and Gina Iniong (55 kg). Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Members of the Philippine kickboxing team at the PSA Forum. PSA PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Philippine kickboxing team is letting its performance do the talking when it makes its debut in the coming Southeast Asian Games next month.Samahang Kickboxing ng Pilipinas secretary-general Atty. Wharton Chan is managing his expectations but is confident enough that the eight-man Filipino squad competing from Dec. 6 to 10 have what it takes to deliver.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rice industry paralysis Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDisappointed with the ongoing preparations for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel has given May 15 as the deadline for all facilities to be ready at the six venues across the country.The World Cup, which will played in Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Kochi and Guwahati from October 6 to 28 later this year, is one of the biggest sporting events to be organised in the country this year.Sports Ministry said that there were reports that at some venues, the preparation were ‘not up to the mark’, following which Goyal visited Kochi in Kerala recently.After meeting the organisers at the venue, the Minister directed that no more extension of time for completion of works would be given after May 15. Goel also met the Kerala Chief Minister and will be visiting Kolkata later this week to take stock of the situation there.During his Kolkata visit, Goel, besides meeting the West Bengal CM, will also check the facilities at the competition and practice venues of the Under-17 World Cup.last_img read more

first_imgFormer India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said.Mohun Bagan forward Sony Norde and the club’s former greats Chima Okorie, Jose Ramirez Barreto and Odafa Okolie will also be rubbing shoulders with the 1986 World Cup hero.Maradona is expected to be in the eastern metropolis from October 2-4.The former Napoli star, in his second trip to the football-crazy city, will lock horns with former India captain Sourav Ganguly on October 2 in an exhibition game, titled ‘Match for Unity’.WATCH – Maradona, Ali, Bolt, Federer benchmarks for everyone: GangulyThe exhibition match would be held at the Aditya School of Sports in Barasat.”The non-football stars will be introduced one by one after the first 30 minutes maybe. We want serious football to be played in the first half hour. The idea is to give everyone a chance to rub shoulders with Maradona,” Satadru Dutta, partner of 7d Ventures and Founder of Moksh Sports Ventures, the promoters of Maradona’s trip, told IANS on Wednesday.Former India players Prasun Banerjee, Carlton Chapman and Dipendu Biswas will also take part in the match.It was learnt that former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has also been approached and the organisers are awaiting his response.There will be a football competition between 21 Durga Pujas during the festival next month, the winners of which will receive the prize from Maradona. This tournament will be held on August 20.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning were relentless, answering every challenge from the New York Rangers before taking control of the Eastern Conference finals on Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal.Kucherov delivered his second winner of the playoffs 3:33 into the extra period May 20, giving his team a 6-5 victory and 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series that continues May 22 at Amalie Arena.The 21-year-old Russian, part of the high-scoring Triplets line that is leading Tampa Bay’s playoff run, also gave the Lightning a win in double overtime at Montreal in the second round.Linemate Ondrej Palat had two goals and an assist, and Tyler Johnson — the other triplet — had his playoff-leading 12th goal, as well as an assist.“They’ve impressed me for a long time, and now they’re impressing the world,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It’s fun to watch.”Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn each had one goal and an assist for Tampa Bay. The Lightning overcame an early 2-0 deficit and won despite also squandering a two-goal lead to the resilient Rangers.The winner came about a minute after New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist made a terrific stop on J.T. Brown’s breakaway.“In overtime, everybody’s thinking everybody be a scorer,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “Hank had stopped a breakaway right before that, and sometimes things happen.”New York tied it at 5 on Dan Boyle’s rebound with 1:56 left in regulation. Jesper Fast scored twice, and the Rangers also got power-play goals from Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh.“It was deflating, but at the same time … we felt like we deserved the game,” Johnson said about losing the lead late in regulation.“We worked hard and were happy with the way we played,” added Johnson, whose hat trick keyed the Lightning’s 6-2 road victory in Game 2.“Obviously didn’t want to give up as many goals, but things happen. They’re a great team. We knew if we just kept on playing, played our game, we were going to get a bounce. Luckily for us, we got that bounce before them.”The Rangers came back after trailing 4-2, with Fast scoring his second goal late in the second period and McDonagh converting a power-play opportunity early in the third.“We’ve got a pretty quick team and they have a quick team,” Cooper said. ” I don’t know how it looks to everybody else and I don’t know how it looks on TV, but when you’re standing there, it’s just, pardon the pun, it’s lightning fast. It’s just amazing how the skill level and the speed and how these guys can play the way they do at that high pace.”After splitting the first two games in New York, the Rangers talked about cleaning up mistakes that cost them in Game 2, as well as the need to create more scoring opportunities against Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.They didn’t have a lot of chances early, but did make the most of team.Brassard scored on the first shot of the game, sending the puck over Bishop’s shoulder from the left circle. Fast made it 2-0 with the nifty backhand made possible, in part, by a big hit on Tampa Bay’s Matthew Carle.With the Lightning defenseman slow to get to his feet, Fast skated freely up the middle before taking a pass from Chris Kreider and barreling in alone on Bishop to score his second goal of the playoffs and give the Rangers the type of start they felt they needed to reassert themselves.But Tampa Bay would not be denied.Stamkos got the Lightning going with his fifth goal of the playoffs. Lundqvist cleared a bouncing puck with his stick directly to the high-scoring Stamkos, who had 43 goals during the regular season and is a two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner.Johnson assisted on Palat’s goal to make it 2-2, and the linemate returned the favor with a perfect pass through the middle to Johnson, camped to Lundqvist’s right for an easy tap in that put the Lightning up 3-2.Killorn increased the lead to 4-2 for all of 29 seconds. Fast’s second goal of the night trimmed New York’s deficit to one goal at 17:47, setting the stage for an entertaining third period.McDonagh’s power-play goal made it 4-4 less than 3 minutes into the period. Palat’s second goal of the night put the Lightning back in front until New York pulled even again on Boyle’s late goal.Bishop finished with 23 saves for Tampa Bay. Lundqvist stopped 34 of 40 shots, giving up six goals for the second straight game.“I just need to be more consistent,” Lundqvist said. “Challenge the shooter.”(FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

first_imgESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit upset a particular SEC fan base during this morning’s show.Herbstreit was the lone member of the ESPN College GameDay panel to pick North Carolina to upset South Carolina.South Carolina fans aren’t too happy with the GameDay guru.Herbstreit’s sons now play at Clemson, too, making him more of a nemesis. SATURDAY SELECTIONS:Desmond: South CarolinaBo Jackson: South CarolinaCorso: South CarolinaHerbstreit: North CarolinaCFB Home: South Carolina (UNC Covers)#CollegeGameday— CFB Home (@CFBHome) August 31, 2019Herbstreit maintains his objectiveness, of course, though South Carolina fans are already pointing at this as reason to dislike the analyst.“He either is brilliant or his sons playing for Clemson starting to affect his judgment,” one fan tweeted.“We have just been informed that Herbstreit’s kids go to Clemson. This goes a lot deeper than we thought,” another South Carolina account added.GameDay is a family thing 🧡@KirkHerbstreit talks about what it means to see his sons Tye and Jake play for @ClemsonFB.— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 30, 2019The Clemson-South Carolina game should be fun this year. The two rivals are set to play on Saturday, Nov. 30.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Greece-based dry bulk shipowner Safe Bulkers, Inc. has agreed with ING Bank N.V. to amend certain terms of an existing committed revolving credit facility of up to USD 32 million for its newbuilds.The loan, which has a five-year duration period, is secured by two newbuild vessels.Following this amendment, Safe Bulkers said that its the total consolidated liabilities divided by its total consolidated assets charter inclusive “must not exceed 90% until and including year-end 2017 and 85% from 2018 onwards.”While other financial covenants state that the ratio of the company’s EBITDA to its interest expense must be not less than 2.0:1 on a trailing 12 month basis, applicable from 2018 onwards.Furthermore, under the amendment the consolidated net worth of Safe Bulkers, defined as total consolidated assets charter inclusive less total consolidated liabilities is waived until and including year-end 2017 subject to a minimum fleet size of 30 vessels and not less than USD 150 million from 2018 onwards.The company added that the covenants include the aggregate market value of the vessels under the facility, which, divided by the aggregate outstanding loan value, must exceed 110% until year end 2017 and 120% from 2018 onwards.“This is the second agreement we announce targeting to align financial covenants amongst our banks and increase our financial flexibility for the coming years,” Loukas Barmparis, President of the company, said.In March, Safe Bulkers agreed with Unicredit to amend an existing loan secured by four vessels with an outstanding balance of USD 51.8 million, delaying the balloon payment initially scheduled to be made in 2019 for 2022.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – So there’s good news and there’s bad news, golf fans: the good news is that watching golf can significantly improve your health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke or diabetes.The bad news: watching it on TV doesn’t count.But let’s be honest — if your idea of watching golf involves spending the better part of a weekend couch-bound with a bowl of salty snacks and a high-definition big screen, you already know you’re missing out on the magic of being there to see the game played at the highest level up close.So, if you were looking for an excuse to head to New Jersey for next week’s biennial Presidents Cup matches, now you have one.Turns out attending a golf tournament in person can be almost as beneficial to one’s health as playing the game itself, says a new study from the University of Edinburgh, that august Scottish campus just 90 minutes around the Firth of Forth from the cradle of the game in St. Andrews.The study, billed as the first to assess the physical activity of tournament spectators, found that nearly 83 per cent of participants exceeded the recommended daily step-count levels, taking on average some 11,589 steps over a day spent watching the on-course action in person.“Walking is one of the best things you can do for your health, adding years to life and increasing health and happiness,” said Dr. Andrew Murray, the researcher from the school’s Physical Activity for Health Research Centre who authored the study.“These pilot findings show golf spectators can experience physical activity to benefit their health while watching a top-quality sport at close quarters. This could have huge implications on event attendance and encouraging more people to attend a professional event or begin playing the sport.”With the help of the Golf and Health Project, a grow-the-game initiative spearheaded by the World Golf Federation, Murray gathered his data at Scotland’s Gleneagles resort during the 2014 Ryder Cup, easily one of the most compelling events on the global pro golf calendar.For the uninitiated, the Ryder Cup and its opposite-year cousin, the Presidents Cup, are three-day team events between 12-player squads that take place every two years, comprising three days of match-play battles that culminate in 12 marquee singles matches on the final day.It’s the ultimate test for a true golf fan, with action critical to the outcome taking place throughout all 18 holes. What’s more, there’s no parking one’s backside in a folding chair or grandstand at the 18th green — key matches often end well before the final hole.And here’s the kicker: The Presidents Cup — complete with Adam Hadwin, Canada’s top golfer and all-around good dude, on the International team — gets underway next week at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., across the Hudson River from the island of Manhattan.Hadwin, whose first PGA Tour win came in March at the Valspar Championship, finished in a tie for 13th earlier this month at the Dell Technologies Championship, locking up a spot on the team he’d been coveting from the beginning.“It never really left my mind this year,” he said of playing in the Presidents Cup.Liberty National, in case you’re wondering — and by now you should be — is an eight-hour drive from Toronto, and six hours due south of Montreal. Single-day tickets are still available for US$115 each for competition days, and US$50 for practice days. A full week’s pass runs US$500.There is, of course, one catch.“Our study shows that the vast majority of spectators did spend at least some time walking the course,” Murray said in an email. “The health benefits would not apply to the small number that sit in one location all the time.”Murray recommends taking the full measure of the golf course for a better grasp of the tournament’s ebb and flow: “You’ll get health benefits and also see all of the course that the players are up against.”The Golf and Health Project aims to grow the game by promoting the many virtues of playing and watching what it calls a “holistic” sport — one that can help mitigate countless ills, from diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular problems to depression and self-esteem — and promoting its growth among young people.It cites one Swedish study that found golfers, particularly those who walk the course, typically live up to five years longer than non-golfers, thanks to the fact that the game can generate sustained levels of moderate physical activity, contrary to its cigars-and-scotch image.“Regular physical activity is one of the best presents we can give our children, making them on average healthier and happier,” Murray said.“It’s also a great opportunity for family time and fresh air, which we also know are key determinants of wellness, from a public health perspective.”— Follow @froghairgolf on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgOne of the most successful female singer-songwriters of all time, Dionne Warwick, has been revealed as the headline act at this year’s Butterfly Ball, the flagship fundraising event for national charity, Caudwell Children.Dionne Warwick To Headline Butterfly BallCredit/Copyright: Caudwell ChildrenFamed for hit songs including ‘Walk On By’, ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose’ and ‘Alfie’, Warwick’s winning partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David helped her become one of the World’s greatest hit makers.By headlining the glamorous event, Warwick will follow in the footsteps of music legends Tina Turner, Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart and her cousin, the late Whitney Houston; all of whom have appeared at the charity ball which raises money for disabled children.The black-tie affair, which boasts a guest list of A-list stars and Royalty, will take place on Thursday 16thMay at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.Commenting on the news, Mrs Warwick said: “It will be an honour to perform at such an auspicious event, especially one that raises so much money for disabled children.”Caudwell Children was founded in 2000 by the billionaire philanthropist, John Caudwell. Since that time the charity has helped thousands of disabled children and raised over £27million.Mrs Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children, said: “Dionne Warwick is one of the true legends of music and it will be a delight to have her join the list of truly amazing performers to have performed at the Butterfly Ball.”Celebrity guests expected to attend include Sir Elton John, Rachel Stevens, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins and Peter Andre.For more information about the event visit or call the Events Team on 01782 600611.last_img read more

Just a day after the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) enlisted the support of some the world’s top soccer players to promote its agenda at next month’s World Cup in Germany, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) scored another goal today with the adoption of environmental messages contained in a short film to be presented on giant screens before each and every match of the month-long tournament. “Environmental considerations will take centre stage in this competition for the very first time, with clear and measurable objectives, and we hope that it will leave a lasting legacy,” UNEP Division of Communications and Public Information Director Eric Falt said. The film, adopted by Green Goal, set up by the German Organizing Committee with UNEP and the German Oeko Institute, ends with the slogan ‘World Champion for the Environment – We are working on it.”Green Goal, whose stars include German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and former UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer, also put the final touches to the Climate Neutral scheme, which will offset all 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide generated within Germany by transportation, construction and maintenance of the stadia, and the presence of 3.2 million expected spectators.As part of an environmentally sound transport plan, fans purchasing tickets for the matches in the 12 World Cup venues will be able to use them for free access to local public transportation in a scheme that will cost the World Cup 2006 Organizing Committee some €2 million (euros) but should save large amounts of greenhouse gases by reducing private car use.Other energy savings schemes centre on the venues themselves. For example, the latest high-tech energy management systems have been installed in the Munich Arena and should realize a 20 per cent reduction in electricity consumption on both and match and non-match days.With the issue of waste avoidance foremost on their minds, organizers have also introduced the reusable “Cup of the Cup.” Fans will pay a deposit of €1 for the cup which will be the only one sold and used for drinks at the grounds.“Environmental considerations and impacts, including those that add to climate change, are increasingly being factored into important sporting events,” Mr. Falt said.Yesterday UNICEF and world’s governing soccer body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), kicked off a campaign that includes a public service announcement featuring some of world’s top players, including UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham, to promote the values of peace and tolerance. read more

The buildup to No. 6 Ohio State and No. 10 Nebraska has been growing for weeks. After the Buckeyes dropped a game to Penn State midway through the year, all eyes were on Saturday’s primetime showdown with the Cornhuskers. But the potentially résumé building game against Nebraska spells trouble for OSU. After failing to contain a mobile quarterback in Penn State redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who scrambled in for a key touchdown late, the Scarlet and Gray will be faced with an even more difficult challenge in senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr.Armstrong has been scoring touchdowns through the air and on the ground for the entire season, much like he has done throughout his career in Nebraska. After running back Ameer Abdullah left, Armstrong has been the go-to guy for the Cornhusker offense, and he has not disappointed.With 1,764 yards passing and 419 yards rushing, Armstrong is well on his way to challenging for 3,000 yards this season. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs knows his unit will be pushed and will face adversity against him.“He’s a very dynamic football player,” Coombs said. “He can run, he can throw, he scrambles. He does everything well. He probably has the strongest arm of any of the quarterbacks we’ve seen this year. We know we’ve got to do everything we can to contain him in the pocket, try to make sure we have on-body coverage, but then we also have to stop him when he runs the ball.”OSU has struggled at times against dynamic signal callers this year. On top of McSorley, the Buckeyes faced redshirt junior Baker Mayfield, the lead man for Oklahoma. While the Sooners failed to top the Buckeyes, Mayfield had a decent day passing the ball. His legs were not a factor, as he could only find five yards on eight carries. However, last week against Northwestern, OSU struggled to stop Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson, who scampered for a 35-yard run. So how will the Buckeyes stop Armstrong? It’s simple, really.Crash the pocketOSU redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley (8) and OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) celebrate Conley’s first half interception during the Buckeyes game against the Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorMobile quarterbacks have a tendency to have “happy feet” in the pocket. Plays occasionally take a long time to develop, and a signal caller who struggles to keep his legs under him in the pocket can have a secondary licking its chops. If OSU wants to have opportunities to be ballhawks, they have to put pressure on Armstrong. Bringing edge pressure will force Armstrong to backpedal away from the pocket. If he rolls to his left, then half the field will be removed from the play. The same can be said for his right. When a quarterback removes himself from the pocket, it’s up to receivers to run rover and find a way to get open. With two stud cornerbacks in redshirt junior Gareon Conley and redshirt sophomore Marshon Lattimore, a trigger-happy Armstrong without his feet under him could make those two corners very happy by the end of the night.Defend the deep ballArmstrong is a cannon-armed quarterback who loves to chuck the ball deep. That much is known, but just how well can the Buckeyes keep the ball from receivers further than 20 yards down the field?OSU has been guilty of giving up chunk plays down the field, including some key ones against Penn State. That could spell trouble for OSU early. The Buckeyes have not seemed like a team that can handle an early deficit well, and expect Nebraska to chuck it downfield early.Sure, Conley and Lattimore are looking good at this point of the year, but the secondary has been guilty of the occasional misread on passes over the top, like this instance against Wisconsin.If the Buckeyes want to find a way to win, they have to keep Armstrong from pitching it deep. Get out in front earlyAlthough Nebraska does not have the most potent offense, any form of lead can be enough for a team that puts up 32 points a game and only lost one game this season.OSU has struggled mightily in the first half this year, and needs to find a way to get points on the board early to keep the dynamic ability of Armstrong from hurting them. If he is playing with the lead, OSU’s defense might tense up and be in for a long night in Ohio Stadium. As aggressive as they are, the Silver Bullets could run themselves right out of the game if overly aggressive.Putting points up early would force Armstrong to push in order to catch back up, and the Buckeyes defense is best with the lead. read more

After two season on second place in Serbian Superliga, Kolubara Lazarevac win Championship after they celebrated winning of National Cup, ten days ago. Two rounds before end, Kolubara has four points more then biggest opponent, Crvena zvezda. In crucial match, 20 days ago, Kolubara easily beat Crvena zvezda 38:27 in front of 500 domestic spectators and practicaly finish this season succesfull. That was something what handball releases expected, because budget of team from Lazarevac was quite bigger then Belgrade teams, Crvena zvezda and Partizan. Years of investments got form through trophies.Results round 28.Partizan  Dunav osiguranje – Priboj  38:27 (19:11)Jugović Unimet – Kolubra  26:26 (14:15)PKB – Crvenka  30:31 (16:12)Smederevo DU Integral – Metaloplastika Zorka Keramika  26:26 (11:12)Planinka Prolom voda – Naisus  28:30 (20:14)Vojvodina Železničar – Proleter Naftagas  32:22 (14:7)Dinamo – Crvena zvezda Alumil  31:31 (18:14)Super Liga table:Kolubara 47C. zvezda 43Partizan DO 35Metaloplastika ZK 35Radnički 34Vojvodina 32Naisus 29Jugović 24Priboj  19  (one game plus)PKB 18Smederevo 16Crvenka 16Dinamo 15Proleter 15 (one game plus)Planinka PV 14 ← Previous Story Leipzig new-old champion of Germany! Next Story → THW Kiel beat HSV Hamburg for the first place in Bundesliga! read more

first_img Councillor Hugh McElvaney in a still from RTÉ Investigates. Image: RTÉ Councillor faces significant legal bill following failed attempt to stop ethics inquiry Councillor McElvaney was one of the subjects of an RTÉ Investigates programme in 2015. No Comments By Aodhan O’Faolain & Ray Managh Councillor Hugh McElvaney in a still from RTÉ Investigates. Image: RTÉ 19,346 Views Share19 Tweet Email2 center_img Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 2:21 PM Short URL A COUNTY COUNCILLOR faces a significant legal bill arising out of his failed High Court bid to halt an ethics inquiry into comments he made while being secretly filmed by RTÉ’s Primetime Programme.At the High Court on Tuesday, Mr Justice Garrett Sims ruled that Monaghan County Councillor Hugh McElvaney should pay the legal costs of proceedings the politician brought against the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO).The councillor is the subject of a SIPO investigation into whether he breached ethics when he was one of the subjects of an RTÉ Investigates programme Standard in Public Office, aired in 2015.In it, an undercover researcher, using the name Nina Carlson posed as a representative of a foreign investment firm looking for their support for a fictitious wind farm development.McElvaney brought High Court judicial review proceedings claiming that SIPO, which held a preliminary inquiry into the matter,  should be stopped from going any further.In his judgement earlier this month Mr Justice Garrett Simons, who heard the application over the course of two days, said he was satisfied “to dismiss the application in its entirety”. That decision clears the way for the SIPO inquiry to proceed after being on hold pending the outcome of the High Court case.Today, when the case returned before the court counsel for McElvaney, Breffni Gordon Bl asked the court to use its discretion and make no order in regards as to who should pay the costs.This was opposed by counsel for SIPO James Doherty SC who argued that the normal rule where costs follow the event, meaning that McElvaney should pay his client’s costs, should be applied.In his ruling, Mr Justice Simons agreed with Mr Doherty and said that given that the proceedings had been dismissed in their entirety the normal rule in regards to who should pay the costs of the action should apply.This was not a case where McElvaney had won a number of points raised in his action, the judge added. The judge ordered that McElvaney pay the legal costs of the action, estimated to be a five-figure sum.SIPO’s investigation arose following a complaint made to the commission that the councillor had contravened provisions of the 2001 Local Government and the Code of Conduct for Councillors. In his action, the former Fine Gael, now independent councillor McElvaney argued that he was entrapped by the RTÉ reporter, who would not be available for cross-examination at the hearing of the investigation and that the inquiry was inadequate.SIPO had opposed the application.In a lengthy and detailed ruling, Judge said that the absence of the undercover reporter did not prejudice the statutory investigation being conducted by SIPO.The Judge said what the reporter said to McElvaney during the interview was not at issue as it was accepted what she had said was fictitious.What was at issue, the judge added, was the response of the councillor to what was said.The Judge added that the councillor’s objection to RTE engaging in an impermissible exercise of entrapment was “premature.”The court was not given any indication if councillor McElvaney intends to appeal the judgement to the Court of Appeal. Tue 2:21 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Recommended for you TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Related Items:crown, crown land, government, land, Tci, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Turks and Caicos needs to change the way Crown Land is given, especially to natives and in a private members motion during a recent House of Assembly meeting, Sharlene Robinson reminded the PNP Government side of a promise to unite to see the current laws changed. “…this legislation when passed was offensive to many and while we understand the background of alleged abuse, misuse and mismanagement of land, we continue to find bits of the legislation offensive and an affront to the people and the would be investor,” said Hon Robinson.Robinson is talking about the crude selection process which is basically a lottery, where names are placed in a jar and the one selected wins the opportunity to buy the property up for grabs; she gave an example. “A whopping 500 plus applicants were said to have applied and following a screening process, the numbers were reduced to about 321 for 36 lots. The names were placed in a container and persons were invited to draw names.” Back-up names were also drawn according to Robinson in this account and each applicant had to pay a fee of $100 for a chance. The PDM side voted to see the motion made into an official commitment, after their leader explained to the House , “this Mr Speaker is a raffle and gamble and our people deserve better! We believe the ability to own land, a home or a business is an empowerment tool and to continue on this path is nothing short of insulting and inhibiting.”The motion was seconded by Wheeland Member, Hon Delroy Williams. Three PNP Ministers were said to have abstained in the vote. Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouselast_img read more

first_imgFormer United goalie Mark Bosnich, came out to defend Paul Pogba from the unfortunate Tweet he posted after Jose Mourinho’s sacking.There is no question that one of the most unfortunate moments in the Pogba vs Mourinho feud was the way in which it ended, but the Frenchman does have people like Mark Bosnich who are coming out in his defense.The former Manchester United goalkeeper spoke to Sky Sports TV to make his case that Paul Pogba never intended to come across as an insensitive player who celebrated that his manager got sacked.The main reason why Bosnich felt the need to defend Pogba was due to the comments of disdain that Gary Neville had against the midfielder, where he stated that Paul was ‘dancing on Jose Mourinho’s grave’ after posting that Tweet.“There’s two sides to every story, I also saw Gary Neville’s response that he thought it was rubbish the fact that it was a tweet that was scheduled,” Bosnich said to Omnisport via Four Four Two.“I think [ex-Arsenal striker] Ian Wright said that it was a scheduled tweet, so we don’t really know but the bottom line is it shouldn’t have been put out there. His people should’ve thought about the fact that somebody had just been sacked.”“I had the experience at Aston Villa with Ron Atkinson, who was a superb manager as well. Six months after winning the EFL Cup he was sacked by the late Doug Ellis and it’s really not a nice situation.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“With hindsight, regardless of whether it was scheduled or not that tweet shouldn’t have gone out.”“Social media wasn’t around in our era and the bottom line is, way back in that day, there were people in that side at Aston Villa who were feeling and acted privately in the way that it came across in the Pogba Instagram,” Bosnich added.“There wouldn’t have been a similar reaction because now you hit Instagram and it goes to the whole world,” he concluded.This is what @paulpogba tweeted and then deletedWas this an ill-timed sponsored tweet or a perfectly timed dig at departing @ManUtd manager Jose Mourinho?— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) December 18, 2018last_img read more

first_imgMARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man who, police said, went missing in Margate, Saturday has reportedly been found.According to Margate Police, 32-year-old Kerry Forde exited his girlfriend’s car and took off running in the area of Northwest 15th Street and Banks Road, at around 8 p.m.He did not have his cellphone on him and police reported him to be endangered.He has since been found. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_img Yolanda Wikiel has joined Redbook as deputy editor. Previously, she served as a senior editor for Real Simple. In this position, Kleinman will execute global digital advertising strategy across Hearst Magazines in national and international markets, translating industry solutions into ad offerings.  Isaac Lee has been named to the new role of chief news, entertainment, and digital officer at Univision. In this position, Lee will oversee FMG, including brands Fusion, El Rey, The Root, The Onion, and more. Clair Urbain has been appointed to editor of Pro Contractor Rentals magazine, its associated website (, and its e-newsletter, Pro Contractor Rentals Weekly. Urbain succeeds Mike Martin, who has retired. Harper’s Bazaar has hired Lauren Christensen as an associate features editor. Christensen joins the brand from Vanity Fair, where she was an assistant editor. Bloomberg Media has appointed Mark Miller editor of Bloomberg LIVE, the brand’s live events business. In this position, Miller will lead editorial and programming strategy for the brand’s six annual marquee conferences. Miller joins the company from Marketplace, where he served as managing editor. Prior to joining Hearst, Kleinman served as senior vice president of Guardian Labs and brand partnerships at Guardian News & Media. Previously, he served as director of product marketing at The New York Times, and has also held roles in digital brand strategy, business development, and production at Columbia University DKV, Siegel + Gale, and Thirteen/WNET. Money magazine has added Karen Damato, Veronica Quezada, and Lauren Wood as assistant managing editor, social media writer, and editorial assistant/reporter, respectively. Previously, Damato served as editor of The Wall Street Journal’s wealth section and Wood was an intern at ABC News Nightline. Amanda Heckert has joined Garden & Gun as deputy editor. She joins the brand from Indianapolis Monthly, where she served as editor-in-chief and led the publication to several industry awards. Dan Ilic and Brooke Minters have joined Fusion from Al Jazeera’s AJ+ digital news arm. Ilic previously served as senior satire producer for AJ+ and joins Fusion as executive producer for comedy. Meanwhile, Minters was executive producer of AJ+’s explainer team, and will now serve as executive producer of news video for Fusion.center_img Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) has appointed Jason Kleinman to the role of vice president of brand solutions. Kleinman will report to Troy Young, president of HMDM. Domino has announced Nathan Coyle will be the brand’s new CEO, effective July 25. He will succeed Cliff Sirlin, co-founder of Domino Media Group, and now a member of the board. Coyle joins the company from Refinery29, where he served as executive VP and general manager.  Alex Rodriguez has joined HGTV Magazine as account manager. Previously, she worked at Meredith Hispanic Media where she called on accounts including Kraft, Kellogg’s, MARS, and Kimberly-Clark. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: “Jason will provide a critical bridge between the product, sales, audience, and edit teams to offer holistic opportunities to marketers,” Young said in a statement. “From display ad products and branded content creation to data and research, Jason will play an incredibly important role as we continue to extend our unified platform and suite of ad products to the global Hearst network.” NPR has made a few changes to its programming team, effective August 8. Steve Nelson joins the company as director of programming, replacing Israel Smith. Smith has been promoted to senior director of promotion and audience development. Nelson previously served as director of on-demand programming at American Public Media. Finally, N’Jeri Eaton will serve as senior manager for program acquisition. She joins from the Independent Television Service, where she was the content development and initiative manager. RealClearPolitics has hired A.B. Stoddard as associate editor. Previously, Stoddard worked at The Hill as a columnist and associate editor. Joe DePaolo will join Mediaite as editor of the site’s upcoming new sports vertical. Most recently, DePaolo was a contributing writer for Vox Media, Inc. and freelance writer for the Associate Press, as well as other various magazines and newspapers.last_img read more

first_imgPete Kaiser and his dog team approach the finish line, moments before their third-in-a-row Kuskokwim 300 victory. (Photo: Kaiser Racing Kennel)Registration for the 2018 Kuskowkwim 300 sled dog race has been open for a month, and so far, 13 mushers are signed up to compete. Among those on the list is last year’s champion Pete Kaiser of Bethel, who has won the last three K300’s.Listen nowOther big names racing in this year’s K300 include Jeff King, Joar Leifseth Ulsom and Jason Mackey. Mackey recently withdrew from the 2018 Iditarod due to the Iditarod Trail Committee’s handling of the doping incident with Dallas Seavey’s sled dog team.Mackey has also stated that his one major sponsor for that race dropped him.2018 K300 mushers are competing for the same amount of money as last year. The total purse amount is still $150,000, with $25,000 of that going to the winner. One change in this year’s race is there will be a musher limit of 30 teams. Once 17 more mushers sign up, then the registration period is closed.The 300-mile race from Bethel to Aniak and back is set to begin January 19th at 6:30pm.last_img read more

first_imgOsmania University: Telangana Vidhyarthi Samithi (TVS) state president Kota Srinivas demanded release of white paper on Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). Speaking to media near Arts College, he said Rs 100 crore has been sanctioned under RUSA to Osmania University. “Officials are misusing the funds which are meant to be used for social research. Naveen Mittal has become a hurdle for release of RUSA funds,” he added demanding 20 fellowships to each of eight centers. He threatened to stage protest in case their demands were not met. Sameer, P Satish, Chintoju Srikanth, M Ravi, Shiva Kumar, Salman, Ganesh and others were present.last_img