first_img Today’s Game: – 3:30 p.m. Humble Lion FC vs Portmore United FC at Effortville Community Centre Fans crying out for excitement in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) will have it all today when title aspirants Humble Lion hosts former champions Portmore United in a first-leg semi-final at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon. Game time is 3:30 p.m. This ‘Clarendon derby’ will feature a number of former teammates at the schoolboy and club levels going against each other and should have fireworks aplenty. Perhaps the only drawback could be the capacity of the venue. Despite the above and the fact that there is a place in the RSPL final on offer, what perhaps will be most on the minds of the fans is whether the ‘vexed’ Humble Lion will have the chance to right what they believe was a wrong. Portmore United, the team many love to hate, were beaten 3-1 in their third encounter of the season with Humble Lion, but had the win erased when they protested the use of an ineligible player. The competition’s committee ruled against Humble Lion and awarded Portmore United three points and a 3-0 win. That result almost derailed Humble Lion’s season as they fell from fourth spot a position which had been their preserve for most of the season and one which would have guaranteed them a spot in the semi-final and fell to sixth. Those three points also enabled Portmore United to top the table on points, as they finished one ahead of defending champions Arnett Gardens and collected the bounty of one million dollars. “Obviously, the issue will be on the minds of all concerned, but we intend not to make it a distraction,” Vassell Reynolds, coach of Humble Lion, said of the impact the ruling will have on his players. “I have asked my team not to focus on that issue, but to focus on the game itself and what winning these two games will mean to us,” added the man who led Wolmer’s Boys’ to a schoolboy football title this season. While stating that he asked his players to put the past in a certain ‘space’, Reynolds confessed that in their matches leading up to this one, that disappointment was a major motivator. “Getting to this stage, we used this incident to motivate us. For about a round and a half, we were in fourth spot, but wouldn’t get any further. Since we lost the points in the boardroom, our only blemish in terms of dropped points was a 0-1 loss to Arnett Gardens. We pledged to fight to get back in,” Reynolds explained. Portmore United’s Geoffrey Hewitt acknowledged that the results and points reversal could play a part in the temperature of the match. “It is something that we are totally cognisant of, but this is a semi-final. It is a big game and several things can motivate us to perform. We are confident in our ability to win and we are motivated to do so,” said Hewitt, a very successful coach at the schoolboy level, in particular at Garvey Maceo. Not one to say a lot, Hewitt would only add that they are driven by ambition. “Our ambition drives us. That is our driving force. We are determined to succeed and we believe that we have what it takes to be champions, and Humble Lion is our first hurdle to the championship,” Hewitt said. Talent is something Portmore United have in abundance. Besides the steady Ewan Grandison, there is the duo of Ricardo Morris and Tramaine Stewart, who can decide a game on their own. Javon East is another player who comes to mind and, if fully fit, could cause problems. Defensively, they are also sound with the vertically-challenged, but commanding Damano Salmon, Ryan Wellington and possibly Uptsan Edwards. Humble Lion are themselves not humble in the talent department and should have at their disposal the on-form Levaughn Williams, Ricardo Cousins, Jermaine Christian, Wolry and Kemeel Wolfe and the fit-again Francois Swaby, who could come off the bench. The other semi-final, between Arnett Gardens and Montego Bay United, who finished third, will be played tomorrow at Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay. Tomorrow’s Gamecenter_img – 8:40 p.m. Montego Bay United vs Arnett Gardens at Catherine Hall Complexlast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fedor Emelianenko, right, of Russia, fights Frank Mir in a heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at Bellator 198, Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. Emelianenko defeated Mir. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)ROSEMONT, Ill. — A Russian mixed martial arts fighter who has connections with President Donald Trump, the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin was questioned this week by the FBI, his manager confirmed Saturday.Fedor Emelianenko was questioned by agents who met him in his hotel room on Tuesday, manager Jerry Millen said before Emelianenko’s Bellator MMA heavyweight fight against Frank Mir. Millen declined to detail his client’s conversations with the agents.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jazz guard Rubio to miss Game 1 vs Rockets with hamstring injury “The FBI came to the hotel looking to talk to Fedor and they were very nice, came in to speak with Fedor for a few minutes, spoke to me, very cool guys, and that’s all I can really say about it. Again, the FBI did come to the hotel, they found us, knocked on the door,” Millen said.“Hundred percent, kind of surprised,” Millen added. “They were very nice, very professional.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe agents were in attendance at Saturday’s fight, Millen said.Putin has attended Emelianenko’s fights, and the 41-year-old fighter has been photographed with the Russian president. His connection with Trump dates back to 2008, when he was signed by Affliction Entertainment, a fight league in which Trump had an ownership stake. Trump announced a joint venture involving MMA and Emelianenko at a news conference on June 5, 2008. View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Affliction ended up folding for financial reasons after two events, both headlined by Emelianenko.Cohen was the league’s chief operating officer. Two weeks ago, the FBI raided Cohen’s New York offices, hotel and home, seeking information about a nondisclosure agreement he brokered with porn star Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 election. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had an affair with Trump in 2006.The criminal investigation of Cohen is linked to special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.The fighter’s encounter with the FBI was first reported by The Telegraph of London.Emelianenko dominated MMA’s heavyweight division from 2000-2010. He retired in 2012 but began fighting again in 2015. He’s currently under contract with Bellator.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

first_imgIn enforcing its judgment to recover tens of thousands of United States Dollars owed Ecobank- Liberia, sheriffs of the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice  on Saturday, June 21, began seizing and closing homes and business centers of customers that had refused to pay back loans taken from the bank.During the Saturday exercise, occupants of a building located in Vai Town, Monrovia, were thrown out and the property seized, closed and placed under the authority of the bank.The building belongs to Miss Nelly Roberts and Miss Kadiatu Dukuly, both of who operate the Nelly Business Center.Nelly Business Center owes Ecobank the amount of US$114,325.60 LD$3,300.Other properties seized and closed during the exercise were Liberty Link, a local business that provides air and sea cargo services on Mechlin Street, and El- Shadda Service on Broad Street.The businesses’ owner, Chris Okonwo, owes Ecobank the amount of US$90,989.21 and LD$3,300.In the writ, the sheriffs were instructed to seize and expose for sale lands, goods and chattels until amounts owed by the defendants are raised.Moreover, the sheriffs were to arrest and bring the living bodies of the defendants before any judge of competent jurisdiction if they did not find any real property valued at the amounts owed.  The Court officers did not arrest any of the delinquent customers on Saturday as was instructed in the writ of execution.Warrant execution occurs when all other collection attempts, including multiple letters, telephone calls, and letters of impending legal action previously filed with the Court to secure the debt, are executed and exhausted to bring the debtor into compliance. A Court officer who confided in the Daily Observer on Saturday said the action was a way of encouraging  delinquent debtors to  voluntarily enter into a repayment agreement with the bank.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgKristen Newlin had 10 points, 10 rebounds and a tournament-record six blocks. Brooke Smith added eight points, eight rebounds and four assists in the Cardinal’s eighth straight win overall and 10th in a row against USC. Stanford has not lost to the Trojans since a 59-56 defeat on Jan. 25, 2004. Stanford (27-4) will play tonight against ninth-ranked Arizona State. Shay Murphy had 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the fifth-seeded Trojans (17-13). USC is likely to receive an NCAA Tournament invitation based on strength of schedule and because it is a host for the first and second rounds. WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS the two-time Pac-10 player of the year UCLA 197.15, Georgia 197.00: Seniors Michelle Selesky and Ashley Peckett won events in the final home meet of their careers to lead the No. 6 Bruins past two-time defending NCAA champion and second-ranked Georgia at Pauley Pavilion. Selesky won the vault with a career-high 9.925 and Peckett tied for first on the floor exercise (9.925). Freshman Anna Li clinched the victory with a 9.9 on floor exercise, snapping Georgia’s 27-meet winning streak. Jordan Schwikert (39.450) was second in the all-around and Ariana Berlin (39.425) was third for UCLA. BASEBALL USC 7, Georgia 6 (10): Pinch-hitter Michael Torres’ sacrifice fly in the 10th inning provided the winning run as the visiting Trojans (13-7) defeated the Bulldogs (4-7) to complete a three-game sweep. Freshman Robert Stock (Agoura High) improved to 2-0 after throwing 22/3 innings in relief, allowing two runs on two hits with three strikeouts. J.J. Owen was 4 for 5 for the Trojans, while Hector Estrella and Roberto Lopez had three hits each. Pepperdine 5, North Carolina St. 2: Junior shortstop Danny Worth had two hits, including a home run, while freshman Trent Diedrich singled home the winning run in the eighth inning to lead the No. 12 Waves (13-4) to the win over the No. 24 Wolfpack (10-3) on the final day of the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, N.C. Texas Tech 10, CSUN 5: C.J. Belanger and Jorge Andrade each had two hits for the visiting Matadors (11-9) in the nonconference loss to the Red Raiders (12-5). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Candice Wiggins hit a career-high and tournament-record eight 3-pointers on her way to 29 points, and No. 7 Stanford beat USC 67-52 Sunday to reach the Pacific-10 women’s tournament title game. Wiggins, , hit her first five 3-point attempts and finished 10 of 13 from the field, 8 of 9 from long range. last_img read more

first_imgThe Gunners boss was ultimately charged for what he said in the referees’ changing room after the game.And an FA statement on Friday read: “Arsene Wenger will serve a touchline ban for Arsenal’s next three matches after he was charged with misconduct.“It follows an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today at which the Arsenal manager admitted that his language and behaviour in the match officials’ changing room after the West Brom game on Sunday was abusive, improper and questioned the integrity of the match referee. He was also fined £40,000.”Wenger will miss the FA Cup clash with Nottingham Forest, the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the league tie with Bournemouth.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After seeing his side end a three-match winless run with a win over Newcastle, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no worries about a potential lack of staminaLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been hit with a Sh5.6m (£40,000) fine and a three-match touchline ban after being charged with misconduct by the Football Association.Wenger’s comments about the refereeing during the 1-1 draw at West Brom last weekend, where referee Mike Dean awarded the Baggies a late penalty for handball against Calum Chambers, that saw Jay Rodriguez earn a point for his side, were reviewed by the FA.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Roman Abramovich will be forced to pay Jose Mourinho more than £40million if he fires the Chelsea manager at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday. Abramovich will hold talks with his management team — Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia, Eugene Tenenbaum and Michael Emenalo — about Mourinho’s future today and will decide whether to sack him. (Daily Mail)Louis van Gaal is also under pressure at Manchester United. Players have begun to openly question the Dutch boss’ tactics after recent poor performances – with two senior players speaking up in the dressing room following the 1-1 draw at Leicester on November 28. (The Sun)Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dashed any hopes Chelsea have of reviving a move John Stones next month by telling them selling up ‘doesn’t come into consideration’. (Daily Mail)Liverpool have yet to agree a deal for Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic. The 19-year-old is understood to have held talks with club representatives and is keen on a move to Anfield, with Liverpool’s outline proposal a £4.3m offer plus the player remaining on loan until at least the summer. However, Stuttgart have made a £5m offer plus bonus payments and Inter Milan are also interested in the Serbia Under 21 international.  (Daily Mail)Southampton are ready to rescue outcast Andros Townsend from his Tottenham hell. Boss Ronald Koeman is lining up a January move for the England winger, 24, to help get the Saints’ stuttering season back on the right path. (The Sun)Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa’s club captain and long-serving forward, could be sold in January after falling out of favour with Rémi Garde, the new manager. (The Times)Rob Elliot wants to commit his future to Newcastle by signing a new deal as he targets the Republic of Ireland No 1 spot at Euro 2016. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Jurgen Klopp set to seal first Liverpool signing with transfer Red Star of Belgrade starlet Marko GrujicRoma target January swoop for Liverpool defender Mamadou SakhoLucas Moura admits Premier League interest as Liverpool and Manchester United linked with PSG starTransfer report: Arsenal close to sealing £13m deal for Celta Vigo forward NolitoExclusive – De Boer pours cold water on Bergkamp to Swansea reports: ‘He’s very happy at Ajax’Stoke in talks to extend Marko Arnautovic and Erik Pieters contracts, confirms chairmanRoman Abramovich will soon have no alternative but to sack Jose Mourinho, former Chelsea star Tony Cascarino tells talkSPORT 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more

first_img At first the jeers directed at Efevberha were overpowering. They booed every time he touched the ball. Efevberha tried to ignore them. Once he started scoring in bunches, he figured, they’d have to respect him. As it turned out, however, the stifling double- and triple-teams the Anteaters threw at Efevberha did more to quiet the crowd than anything he did. Efevberha was held 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting as the Matadors lost 76-62 to UC Irvine in front of 2,038 at the Bren Events Center. IRVINE – They came prepared with homemade signs and witty chants, ready to jeer Cal State Northridge junior guard Mike Efevberha in the same arena that he had once heard so many cheers. Efevberha left UC Irvine two years ago, following an on-campus incident in which he stole a backpack from a female student. He pleaded guilty to petty theft, paid a $425 fine, performed community service, then transferred to Cal State Northridge, where he’s blossomed into the leading scorer in the Big West Conference this winter. Friday night’s game was his first trip back to his former school. https://embed.sendtonews.com/oembed/?fk=bRolOyFR&cid=8121&sound=off&format=json&offsetx=0&offsety=0&floatwidth=400&floatposition=bottom-right&float=on AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I didn’t expect them to play as hard of defense on me. They were throwing all kinds of things at me,” Efevberha said. “I wanted this game really bad. I would’ve loved to come down here and win on their home court, just as I would any time on the road. But that’s the way it goes.” As for whether the crowd affected him, Efevberha said he only noticed one sign. In one corner of the Bren Events Center, an enterprising group of students piled a bunch of backpacks under the sign “Free Backpacks, Not a Trap.” “I saw that sign over by the band, but I was able to tune everything else out,” he said. After the game, Northridge coach Bobby Braswell said he was impressed with the way Efevberha handled the situation, but not with his play. “Mike’s got to make better decisions, I think he forced some shots tonight,” Braswell said. “It’s hard to blame him in a situation like this, he really wanted to do well. … When he gets double- and triple-teamed, he’s got to learn how to get his teammates involved more.” center_img It was only the second time in five years Northridge has lost to the Anteaters (7-8, 3-0) in Irvine. The Matadors fell behind 24-7 in the first half, but went on a 14-0 run over the final 7:09 of the half and trailed by only three, 24-21, at halftime. Northridge (6-7, 1-2) led 47-44 with 11:04 remaining in the game, but Irvine hit three 3-pointers and made 16 of 18 free-throw attempts to rally for the victory. The Matadors made just 6 of their 12 free-throw attempts in the second half. “I wasn’t into the kind of reception Mike was going to get, that wasn’t my problem,” Irvine coach Pat Douglass said. “I was more concerned with the things they do well. They pass well, they defend well. They’re a little quicker than us. … There were a lot more pressing areas than the reception Mike was going to get.” Also: Northridge senior point guard Bakari Altheimer left Friday’s game midway through the first half with a concussion and did not return. His status for Sunday’s game at Long Beach State is uncertain. Afterward, Altheimer said he was feeling OK. Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 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

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Iain Miller is fast gaining a reputation as being one of the finest photographers in the country. He’s a regular contributor on Donegal Daily, and he has sent us some of the most stunning images of our beautiful county. Some parts of Donegal aren’t very accessible, and one such place is Gola Island.However, Iain kayaked out to the island with friends, and embarked on some rock climbing.With Donegal basking in glorious early summer sunshine, Iain captured Gola in all its rugged beauty.The images he sent us above make all of us in the Donegal Daily office want to go to Gola now! The images only reiterate how beautiful a county we have, and is another indication of why we’re so lucky to live here.STUNNING PICTURES OF GOLA ISLAND SHOW WHY WE’RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTY IN IRELAND was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresgola islandIain Millernewspicture speciallast_img read more

first_imgA female Garda has revealed how she tried to take her own life after being sexually assaulted and harassed by a fellow Garda, a court has heard.Letterkenny Circuit Court is today continuing to hear harrowing details of the case against a married Garda.The Garda, who is in his 30s, denies seven charges of sexual assault and two charges of harassment against two female colleagues. Today’s evidence has so far consisted of defence barrister Peter Nolan cross-examining the first female Garda to make the claims.The incidents are all alleged to have happened between November 2010 and May 2011.The woman again revealed how she was sexually assaulted by the other officer on thee occasions – twice in the Garda station they worked and once in a patrol car.The woman revealed how she is “one hundred per cent sure” how she knows the man rubbed his erect penis against her.Mr Nolan read some of the woman’s statement back to her in which it was mentioned she tried to take her own life during the alleged campaign of harassment.Mr Nolan asked the woman why, as a trained officer, did she not make a formal complaint until much later.The woman replied “My head was spinning and my stomach was turning and I was processing all these thought. Does she think we’re having an affair with him.”Mr Nolan replied “Surely this was the time to scotch all these rumours and to say he was sexually assaulting you. It was up to you to make a complaint.“You had him there and a Sergeant you trusted and you were almost vomiting. You never made a complaint until this statement.“Why didn’t you nip this in the bud when you had the opportunity to do this? If you had made the complaint none of this prosecution would before the courts.”He then claimed this was a “storm in a teacup” to get back at the accused.“I think what you are saying is absurd,” answered the woman.Mr Nolan answered the only absurd thing was three years later that she was now here as if her world had fallen apart.“You are a very callous man. I would disagree with 90% of what you have said,” replied the woman.Again some leading members of the Garda force are in court including Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.The case continues.COPYRIGHT DONEGALDAILY.COMGARDA TRIED TO TAKE HER LIFE AFTER SEX ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT – COURT TOLD was last modified: October 31st, 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:Gardasex assaultlast_img read more

first_imgMembers of An Garda Siochana are to visit Tory Island this week in a show of support for the local community.Tory IslandThere is no full-time Garda presence on the island serving the population of approximately 140 people.However officers pay occasional visits to the island. Community Liaison Officer, Sgt Paul Wallace, said members will travel to the island this week to meet with locals.“It has ben a long summer for the islanders and we want to let them know they have our support.“If there are any issues, then we will discuss them and work them out. The visit is aimed at letting the islanders know that they have our full support,” he said.As well as Sgt Wallace, Sgt John Joe McClafferty from Burtonport and Garda Patrick McGlynn, will also travel to Tory.  GARDAI TO VISIT TORY ISLAND IN SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY was last modified: September 11th, 2014 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:donegalGardaiTory Islandvisitlast_img read more