Sam Burgess accepts two-match ban for Sezer hit

first_imgSam Burgess was hit with a Grade 2 careless high tackle charge following an incident involving Aidan Sezer in the 59th minute of Saturday’s match.He chose to take the early guilty plea, which now means he will miss the next two matches.George Burgess was handed a Grade 1 careless high tackle charge following a tackle on Raiders forward. By taking the early guilty plea, George will be fined $1550 but will be free to take on the Broncos on Thursday night.last_img

English football great Terry Butcher quits as Azkals coach before first game

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Texas gymnastics coach arrested, accused of child sex abuse Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The shock decision by the 59-year-old — who had spoken ambitiously about taking the Philippines to the World Cup — comes as the Azkals head towards their first Asian Cup in January.Team manager Dan Palami said it was “unfortunate” that the former England manager had cited difficulty in carrying out his plans for the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We understand and respect Mr. Terry Butcher’s decision not to continue with his role as national team coach of the Philippines,” Palami said in a statement.“It is unfortunate, however, that Mr. Butcher had expressed difficulty in executing his plans for the national team program,” he added. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Butcher said he had come to the conclusion that he was unable to build a “robust” programme for the Philippines team.“The vital issue for myself was to carefully build a robust plan to meet the football ambitions of the national team,” he said in a statement to Britain’s Press Association.“Regretfully, I’ve not been able to make this work in the way that I intended and I’ve decided not to continue in this role,” he added.Butcher was named in a shake-up to replace Thomas Dooley, who qualified the team for next year’s Asian Cup and guided them to an all-time high of 111th in the FIFA rankings in May.Ireland’s Scott Cooper, who had been appointed as Butcher’s assistant, will be handling the team as it prepares for its upcoming competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Their next major test will be November’s AFF Suzuki Cup, the Southeast Asian championship, before January’s Asian Cup, where the Philippines are grouped with China, South Korea, and Kyrgyzstan.   /vvpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. England football great Terry Butcher has stepped down as the Philippines’ head coach without taking charge of a single game, saying he was not “able to make this work”.Butcher, a veteran of three World Cups who has managed in England, Scotland, Wales and Australia, lasted less than 50 days in the job after he was appointed on June 14.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Husband, accomplice slapped with murder charge

first_imgBabita Sarjou’s deaththirty-nine-year-old Sharadananda Narine, called “Anand”, and his alleged accomplice 45-year-old DorelDorel ProntonSharadananda NarinePronton, called “Yankee”, who were slapped with a murder charge on Wednesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The two men were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that between November 4, 2010 and May 22, 2016, they murdered Narine’s estranged wife, 28-year-old Babita Sarjou, a mother of one, of Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara.Narine and Pronton were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate McLennan until June 21, pending the post-mortem report and the DNA results.Meanwhile, speaking with the media following the duo’s court appearance, Director of Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA), Dianne Madray said that she was happy the men were now facing the consequences of their crime, while adding that justice has been served.Champa Seonarine, mother of the now dead woman, was elated that the men were charged.The skeletal remains of Sarjou were discovered at Narine’s Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, yard on May 22 – six years after she went missing.Her estranged husband and his accomplice, who were arrested on Saturday, allegedly confessed to the woman’s murder and later led investigators to the spot where they buried her body back in 2010.In early April, Seonarine, along with officials from CADVA had again petitioned for the case to be reopened. Seonarine said all she needed was some closure.The dead woman’s mother at the beginning of the investigations had voiced her belief that her daughter’s estranged husband had something to do with her disappearance.It was also reported that there were several instances of domestic violence and reports made to both the Kitty and Timehri Police Stations by Sarjou against her husband.In 2010, during the initial investigations, the Police held her husband for questioning for 72 hours and then released him.last_img read more

Thank You, President Weah; We Don’t Know Why Counselor Gibson Failed to Act Honorably

first_imgWe fail to understand why some people take the press for granted. We think one of the problems is that some do not even read the newspapers, and pay passive attention to what is spoken on radio.Is Counselor Charles Gibson one of such people? Maybe.For over the past two weeks he has been the subject of many media comments. Some of the media, in particular the Daily Observer newspaper, have exposed his misdeeds as a counselor-at-law. For minutes following President George Weah’s naming Mr. Gibson as Justice Minister-designate, several media institutions, including ours, quickly recalled a Daily Observer story reporting how he duped his client, Anwar A. Saoud, of US$25,000 Gibson had been holding for his client, but failed to deliver. When the matter appeared before the Supreme Court, the Court took swift and forthright action against Gibson, not only demanding that he pay Mr. Saoud all of his money; the Supreme Court immediately suspended the counselor from legal practice for what the Court described as unethical conduct bordering on fraud.But the unscrupulous counselor failed to honor the Court’s mandate.It was not until people hinted to Gibson that he was being considered as Justice Minister-designate that he rushed to pay Mr. Saoud all his money.That caused the Daily Observer to revisit the story and demand editorially that Charles Gibson’s name be withdrawn from that appointment because he was not fit to be Attorney General and Justice Minister. How was it possible, we asked, for a convicted criminal, now suspended from the bar by the Supreme Court itself, to become the Dean of that very Bar? That is what the Justice Minister is under our law and custom—Dean of the Bar.We went further in subsequent Editorials to call on Counselor Gibson to save President Weah the embarrassment of cancelling his nomination. We suggested that Gibson should himself thank the President for this most honorable preferment and withdraw his own name.Alas, Gibson dismissed us as ‘prophets of doom’ and held fast to the vain hope that his cheating of his own client and the Supreme Court’s swift and decisive action against him did not amount to much; and that President Weah would ignore the High Court and the media.Thankfully, and to President Weah’s enduring credit, he withdrew his nomination of Gibson and chose an eminent Liberian lawyer, Counselor Musa Dean, as Justice Minister-designate.Counselor Charles Gibson is not the only lawyer in recent memory to ignore the Supreme Court’s mandate. We all remember what happened during the recent elections process.We know not whether Charles Gibson has any close and candid friends. You mean none of them, if they exist, could have called him aside and told him to decline the nomination? What are friends for, if not to warn one another against treading a dangerous path?Counselor Gibson has shown that South African President Jacob Zuma has far better sense than he (Gibson). You mean a whole lawyer like Charles Gibson has never heard about “the Riot Act”?Well, Jacob Zuma had. So when a few leading members of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s most powerful political party, called Zuma and told him they would not be able to support him if a vote of No Confidence was brought up against him in Parliament, Zuma quickly met with ANC Party Leader Cyril Ramaphosa, the man poised to succeed him as South African President, and conceded that he (Zuma) had no choice but to step aside immediately.That was the same thing that happened to President Richard Nixon in August 1974.As President Nixon became more and more entangled in the Watergate scandal in 1974, a group of Republican Congressional leaders, led by the eminent Senator Barry Goldwater, visited the President at the White House and told him they could not promise their support if an impeachment bill against him came before Congress. Nixon, having heard the “the Riot Act,” very shortly thereafter, on August 9, 1974, resigned as President of the United States!Too bad Cllr. Charles Gibson seemed to have had no such friends. Or maybe he had, and failed to heed their advice?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tumbler Ridge avalanche victim from Hythe Alberta

first_imgPhoto:  Terminator Mountain as seen several years ago – View Larger MapThe body of man from Hythe Alberta has been recovered following an avalanche in Tumbler Ridge Saturday.The body was recovered at 2:15pm Sunday afternoon after members of the local Search and Rescue, Tumbler Ridge RCMP and an Avalanche Technician flew up to the site.  Due to the extreme terrain, avalanche risk and oncoming darkness yesterday, it was decided by those on scene that they would make their way out of the area and head back to their staging area. – Advertisement -PEP organized a helicopter out of Prince George to fly up to the area of the incident and retrieve the body of the deceased. The avalanche technician determined that it was relatively safe for the helicopter to land near where the incident occurred.  Tumbler Ridge Mayor Larry White says the avalanche occured on a mountain called the Terminator in the Babcock area south of Tumbler Ridge.  The Mayor went on to say he believes this is the first fatal avalanche in the communities history.The body of a 30 year old male from Hythe Alberta, was retrieved, then was taken to the Tumbler Ridge Medical Clinic.The British Columbia Coroners Service will be investigating the incident. At this time the name of the sledder is not being released as the Coroners investigation is ongoing.Advertisementlast_img read more

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline talks continue

first_imgThe Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines is trying to gain the trust of Northern BC residents before it begins its possible construction in 2012. The pipeline will run through a small portion of the south peace, south of Tumbler Ridge. It will be running through mainly crown land. – Advertisement -VP of Aboriginal and Community Partnerships Roger Harris says the project has undergone 19 revisions. He says anything can impact the direction of the pipeline. [asset|aid=1020|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6da46d86a6beb47bf46f70612d7abf0b-Roger Harris 1_1_Pub.mp3] He says the main objective is to not create temporary jobs and leave the district high and dry, but to create lasting partnerships with residents and businesses. He says the pipeline will utilize people and businesses from surrounding towns like Fort St. John, to help with the construction. [asset|aid=1021|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6da46d86a6beb47bf46f70612d7abf0b-Roger Harris 2_1_Pub.mp3] Harris says the three main goals of the pipeline are environment and safety, economic opportunity and aboriginal partnerships. Advertisement For more information visit read more

Two young Palmdale children die in collision

first_imgTwo Palmdale children died Tuesday in a collision in an unincorporated area east of Palmdale, the CHP said. Two-month-old Yailyn Rosales and Ramon Rosales, 4, were passengers in a 1999 Honda driven by their mother, Dalia Rosales, which was northbound on 50th Street East north of Avenue N, the California Highway Patrol report said. According to the report, the driver lost control of the vehicle after drifting into a soft shoulder, and then veered into oncoming southbound traffic when she tried to regain control. The vehicle then collided with a 2000 Volkswagen driven by Sandra Campbell, a 42-year-old Lancaster woman. Yailyn and Ramon were pronounced dead at Antelope Valley Hospital later in the day. Dalia Rosales was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries. Campbell suffered minor injuries. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Adrian Durham: Why Wayne Rooney deserves a fond farewell at Wembley

first_imgDo you take enough time to smell the roses? I mean really get your nose in there, and inhale the soothing scent, the fresh fragrance of natural beauty of a flower. Try it with freesias and you’ll understand what I mean.Do you take time out to cherish, enjoy and indulge in the things in life that you love? I am a voracious reader. The education and enrichment from all kinds of books fill me with joy. Maybe music does it for you, or films, or walking. But whatever it is, do you spend enough time doing it?Life is too short, and we literally can’t have everything we want – that’s a harsh reality. But we should immerse ourselves, when work and commitments allow – in the things that bring us joy whenever possible. It can’t all be work, work, work. It can’t be all about being in places you don’t want to be, speaking with people you don’t want to speak with, eating things you don’t want to eat, wasting your life doing things you don’t want to do. Deep, eh?It’s all leading up to me explaining why I will be taking time to go to Wembley for an England friendly against the USA this week. revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos I’ve always been an admirer of Wayne Rooney, in the face of the sometimes OTT and inexplicable negativity surrounding him, I’ve stood firm in my support of Wayne. He’s England’s record goalscorer, he’s England’s record outfield appearance maker, and I think a small part of England’s World Cup semi-final appearance is down to Wayne. Not because he set up a goal in England’s qualifying win over Scotland, but more because he was captain at a time of great turmoil. After the disaster against Iceland came the turbulence of Big Sam coming and going, before Gareth Southgate stumbled into the job.The work goes unnoticed, but Wayne, as captain, held the players together during that time, and then showed no bitterness in public after Gareth Southgate decided his England days were over. It was a small contribution to England’s road to Russia, but Wayne helped at a crucial time. No medals or plaudits required, but a tiny nod of acknowledgement.I was there at Stoke when Rooney smashed in a wonderful free kick to break the Manchester United scoring record. I was there at Wembley when Rooney broke the England scoring record and it clearly meant so very much to him – both records did. RANKED Most Read In Football The biggest cheers at Wembley from the authentic England fanbase have always been for Wayne, as they were for David Beckham before him. Tournament-only fans probably don’t realise this. It means that us authentic England fans really want to give Wayne a fond farewell.Sure Wayne had his bad moments, in 119 games they will happen of course. But England fans have been so starved of success, and endured so much pain, I love the idea of using the USA friendly to take a moment to respect a record holder, and celebrate his England career. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Wayne Rooney made history by breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time England goalscoring record in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in 2015 SORRY whoops tense Sure you could give Phil Foden 20 minutes in an England shirt if you wanted. I’d rather he continued his work to truly earn that chance. There is a debate that should now take place about international caps for friendlies. But forget that for a moment, and SAVOUR the moment.Sometimes you have to take time out to just enjoy something. Sometimes you have to MAKE time to do that. That’s exactly what I’ll be doing Thursday night.Thanks for the goals Wayne.Adrian Durham presents talkSPORT’s Drivetime show every weekday. Football opinions, great guests, the latest news, gossip and more, it’s unmissable radio. Listen here from 4pm-7pm. BEST OF latest Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Adrian Durham will head to Wembley to watch England vs USA on Thursday night scrap LATEST gameday cracker 2 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion last_img read more

Burbank sinks pool-energy plan

first_imgBURBANK – In 2001, Burbank city officials introduced “Splash into Savings” as a way to cut pool-related energy use, increase conservation awareness and showcase “green” alternatives after the California energy crisis. Pool owners would pledge to set their pumps between 10 p.m. and noon. In return, they’d get a $5 break on their utility bills. But four years later, about one-third of the 784 participating residents had their timers set during the hottest times of the day – thanks to the pool guy – disqualifying them from the program. “Savings” didn’t save a whole lot of energy either. The program represented one-fifth of 1 percent of the city’s peak demand for electricity. Councilman Dave Golonski, who was enrolled in the program, said he hopes the BWP comes up with better alternatives to conserving power. “It was a good idea going in … but apparently it didn’t work out,” he said. “I would have liked it to work. But I’m sure the BWP has a number of other ideas behind it.” Officials found many residents out of compliance after several months of random inspections of pool pumps. After letters were issued to those residents informing them they were being cut from the program, City Hall felt the heat. “Customers were literally incensed that, through no perceived fault of their own, they were being removed,” Davis wrote in his report. City officials refused to provide a list of the participants, citing privacy issues. Jeanette Meyer, the BWP’s marketing manager, said officials had a hard time contacting pool cleaners to coordinate schedules. To make the program more effective, more time and effort would be needed to police it. “We don’t want to do a lot of policing,” she said. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals As a result, the City Council sank the program last week, voting unanimously to end it. “It was expected that this program would marginally, yet positively, reduce peak requirements,” Ron Davis, the head of Burbank Water and Power, wrote in his report to the council. “It has failed to do so.” Officials said many pool owners in the program hired cleaners to maintain their pools, and that the settings were frequently changed to coincide with the pool-cleaning schedules but weren’t reset. Bill Thuesen, owner of Burbank Pool Supply, said most cleaners run the pumps during the hottest part of the day because “you want your pump running when all the bad things are happening to your pool.” “Hot sun, a lot of swimmers, airborne bacteria,” he said. “I don’t think that it’s worth the small refund to take a chance on something bad happening to the pool. You have a much better chance of growing algae or having unsanitary water when the pump isn’t running.” last_img read more


first_imgSO how could it happen again?Staff, patients and the communities of Co Donegal were told a year ago after the last flood that it was a “once in 50 years” event.But today as the clear-up continues at Letterkenny General Hospital after yet another flood – albeit a much less serious one – people are again looking for answers. Veteran campaigner Betty Holmes from Donegal Action for Cancer Care wants a public inquiry – just like local politicians.“We have already contacted Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD and Mr Tony O’ Brien Director General HSE regarding this matter,” said Ms Holmes.“We are calling on our Donegal elected representatives to support us in this call and to ensure that this very urgent matter is addressed this time.“It is not enough to say that today’s flooding wasn’t a fault of the culvert , the fact that the hospital’s new A& E building has been flooded twice in just over the year, serious questions must be answered regarding this building.” The passionate campaigner went on: “We in Donegal Action for Cancer Care have been working in a totally voluntary capacity for 9 years now for the good of Donegal cancer patients and Letterkenny General Hospital.“We must again remember the major impact that this flood once again has on firstly patients , their families and not to be forgotten the great staff at LGH.“At a time when we in DACC are very concerned regarding budget cuts, recruitment embargo, we now have this terrible situation again.“It must be sorted once and for all and all our questions answered.” HOW COULD IT HAPPEN AGAIN? CAMPAIGNERS DEMAND FULL PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO FLOOD was last modified: August 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Betty Holmesfloodinquiryletterkenny hospitalsecond floodlast_img read more