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MoBay United at centre of football dispute

first_imgMontego Bay United’s conduct during a recent match has emerged as one of the main reasons title sponsor Red Stripe has decided to discontinue broadcast coverage of the island’s Premier League.A release sent to the media by Red Stripe two days ago stated that the company has decided to cease broadcast coverage of the Premier League until further notice.”Red Stripe wishes to advise that, due to ongoing issues within the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), the company has decided to discontinue broadcast coverage of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) matches until further notice.”We will resume regular broadcast coverage as soon as the PLCA has provided assurances that they have come to a complete resolution. Red Stripe remains committed to the league and will continue to support and promote local football,” the release said.Pressed for a comment yesterday, Stacy-Ann Smith, Red Stripe’s communication manager, told The Gleaner that her company has no further statement on the matter.A close source to the issue disclosed that a meeting was held between the sponsor and the PLCA, where Red Stripe spoke about ongoing issues with Montego Bay United.”They were upset about the behaviour of Montego Bay United during the first leg quarter-final against Arnett Gardens last Monday night. First, Montego Bay did not play in their branded jersey, then they kicked the sign board provided by Red Stripe,” the source who requested anonymity told The Gleaner yesterday.report sentWhen contacted, PLCA vice-chairman Carvel Stewart said his association has sent a report to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) with regard to the sponsor’s statement.”We are awaiting a response from the JFF,” Stewart said yesterday afternoon. ‘”There is no change in the schedule of the games for Sunday and Monday,” he added. The matches scheduled are Portmore United versus Tivoli Gardens on Sunday afternoon and Montego Bay United versus Arnett Gardens on Monday night.Montego Bay’s chairman, Orville Powell, said yesterday that money owed to his club is yet to be paid.”The league and sponsor have not responded to us about money owed since last year. It seems we don’t have any value,” Powell said.He is aware that his team breached the rules by not wearing the sponsor’s logo.”I know that there was a breach, but the PLCA and Red Stripe are also breaching our rights. I also understand that I was blamed for kicking a sign board but I was not even in Kingston on that night. The thing is we want the money owed,” Powell said.last_img read more

Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

first_imgHe was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court for raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman.Five of the player’s friends were accused of the same crime. One of the accused was also given a nine-year prison sentence while the trial of the four others has been suspended because they are on the run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAccording to Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Robinho and his acquaintances made the young woman drink “to the point of making her unconscious and unable to resist”.They were then said to have engaged in “sexual intercourse multiple times in a row” with her. Robinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro gestures during their 2017 Copa Libertadores match against Bolivia’s Wilstermann held at Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DOUGLAS MAGNOFormer AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It is not the first time the player has faced allegations of sexual misconduct.He was questioned by British police in 2009 after a woman accused him of assault at a nightclub in Leeds, northern England while he was playing for Manchester City. He was eventually released without charge.The 33-year-old won 100 international caps for Brazil and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.He was one of the first big-money signings at Manchester City, joining for 32.5 million pounds on the day the English Premier League club was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group. View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? PH still in the running for 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The court in Milan also ordered those found guilty to pay the victim 60,000 euros ($71,000).Robinho, who is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil, posted messages on his Instagram and Facebook profiles protesting his innocence and his lawyer said an appeal against the verdict had been launched.“We have already said that he has defended himself against these accusations and stated that he played no role in this incident,” the statement said.“All legal measures have already been taken.”The sentence is suspended while appeals take place.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Trump welcomes FIFA chief Infantino, gives press red card

first_img0Shares0000US President Donald Trump on Tuesday jokingly tossed a red card in the direction of members of the media during a meeting with FIFA and U.S. Soccer officials in the Oval Office. Photo/COURTESYWASHINGTON, United States, Aug 29 – President Donald Trump welcomed FIFA boss Gianni Infantino to the White House on Tuesday, congratulating football’s governing body for awarding the 2026 World Cup to North America before jokingly waving a red card at journalists.“I very much appreciate the fact that we have won a very important event, the World Cup in 2026,” said Trump, who had backed the joint USA-Mexico-Canada bid which triumphed over Morocco at a vote in Moscow on June. Trump meanwhile revealed that his 12-year-old son Barron was a keen football fan while describing the World Cup as “maybe the biggest sporting event in the world.”“Soccer is a game, I guess you call it football,” Trump added.“But over here, maybe at some point they’ll change the name, I’m not sure. But we’ll see. It’s working very well either way.”Trump meanwhile noted that he would be out of office by the time the 48-team tournament arrived in North America.“I won’t be here. Maybe they’ll extend the term,” he said to laughter, as he gestured towards media. “Because I know they’d love to see that. If they don’t extend the term, the media is going to be very boring, they’ll all be out of business I guess.”Infantino meanwhile said FIFA was confident of helping produce a “fantastic” tournament in 2026, before presenting Trump with two soccer jerseys — one bearing his name and the number 26 (referring to 2026) and other with the number 45, denoting Trump’s status as the 45th US President.Infantino then handed Trump a pair of referee’s yellow and red cards, before explaining their meaning.Trump duly seized the red card and directed it at members of the press.“So this will be useful, I don’t know, that’s for your next media session,” Infantino joked.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Screen stars stage return

first_imgAnd it’s all largely unknown to the public, Balvin said. The weekend event will also give people a chance to check out Mountain View as a “Who’s Who” of prominent former residents, she said. “The reason the (Pasadena) museum exists is to tell people about the history of this area,” she said. “Pasadena and Altadena have influenced so many things. We’re known to influence science, not Hollywood. But there are so many actors, producers, theater people, writers here who all left their imprint on Hollywood.” About 100 people auditioned for the La Marr role, Balvin said. “I’m glad I didn’t know,” Snyder joked. “Fortunately I do resemble her a bit, with black hair, pale skin and blue eyes.” As she researched La Marr, Snyder said, she grew to appreciate a young woman who lived hard but accomplished a lot. La Marr wrote and produced her own movies at a time when beautiful women were not expected to do much more than be beautiful. Only a few of her movies have survived, and much of her screenwriting went uncredited, Snyder said. La Marr died, probably of a drug overdose, at age 29 in a little house in Altadena, where she lived with her parents. She used it as a refuge from the fast life in Hollywood, Snyder said. La Marr’s son, Donald Gallery, plans to come from Puerto Vallarta for the weekend event, Balvin said. He doesn’t recall how his mother sounded, Snyder said, so recreating her voice will be part of the challenge. “I want people to know the truth about her, not just her tragic addiction to drugs,” Snyder said. “She was kind-hearted, an accomplished actress, a dancer who performed on Broadway – Valentino was one of her dance partners – a multi-talented woman. “Because she had that vamp image. people didn’t see the vamp had intelligence.” Recreated by actors under the direction of the Pasadena Playhouse, the performances will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo, Altadena. Tickets are $25 for non-members, $20 for members of Pasadena Playhouse and Pasadena Museum of History. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (626) 794-7133. The mausoleum is open to the public from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.All of them will be resurrected this weekend for “A Walk Through Time – Channeling Hollywood: The Vamp, The Impresario, Superman and More.” Vamping it up will be Barbara La Marr, the scandalous, mostly forgotten silent screen star – known as “the girl too beautiful to be alone in the big city” – who reputedly drew 40,000 mourners when she was buried at Mountain View in 1926. La Marr – played by look-alike actress Sherri Snyder – was later moved to the Hollywood Forever cemetery. Since she’s technically not still a resident, La Marr will be hostess for the performances inside Mountain View’s spectacular 1925 mausoleum. The Saturday and Sunday event is a fundraiser for the Pasadena Museum of History. “We didn’t want it to be macabre,” said Christle Balvin, who is helping stage the performance inside the ornate mausoleum, which she describes as a hidden architectural treasure. But the Gothic/Elizabethan, marble, tomb-lined setting does inspire some shivers. There are magnificent stained-glass windows, many created by the famed Judson Studio; frescos and murals by Norwegian artist Martin Sivertsen – whose contract included a quart of buttermilk every day in summer and a bottle of Scotch every week in winter; doors depicting the creation; and marble from Greece and Italy. • Photo Gallery: A Walk through Time ALTADENA – Being dead is no excuse. The red carpet awaits, the show must go on, and some long-gone stars are ready to take center stage at their present address: Mountain View Cemetery. Buried there are stage and screen legends like George Reeves, the original Superman; actress Maudie Prickett; Earl Derr Biggers, the mystery writer who created detective Charlie Chan; and Gilmore Brown, founder of the Pasadena Playhouse. last_img read more

Walnut’s Person resigns

first_imgThe Mustangs also made the semifinals in 2004. Person is also credited by Walnut fans as being the coach who stopped the flow of players to inter-district rival Diamond Bar. “There weren’t any problems or things like that,” Person said. “I did some evaluating and a lot of things played into it and I thought it was best if I resigned.” Walnut High School football coach Jerry Person resigned earlier this month, according to school principal Russell Lee-Sung. Person was 41-47 in nine seasons at the school. He guided the Mustangs to the San Antonio League title in 2002. Walnut made the CIF-Southern Section Division VII finals that same season before losing to South Hills. Person joins Bishop Amat’s Mike DiFiori and Northview’s Todd Quinsey in becoming the latest area coaches to resign. aram.tolegian@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardPerson said he will remain the school’s athletic director and is looking forward to the opportunity of spending more time with his family. “I have two daughters and one of them is already going off to college,” Person said. “My oldest went off to college and I was like, `Dang, what happened?’ “It takes a lot of time to do both jobs and I made a decision.” Walnut went 3-7 this past season and finished fourth in the five-team San Antonio League. Lee-Sung said the position would be opened within the next two weeks. last_img

DUBLIN’S DONEGAL ASSOCIATION HELP RAISE €4K FOR PIETA HOUSE

first_imgCommittee members of Dublin’s Donegal Association and Donegal Person of the Year, Deirdre McGlone presented the proceeds of a raffle which was held on the night of the Gala Ball in March in Harvey’s Point recently.There to receive the super cheque was Joan Freeman from Pieta House.A total of €4,090 was presented to this worthy cause.Pieta House hope to establish a centre in the north west so it was fitting that this was the chosen charity this year. Well done to all concerned.DUBLIN’S DONEGAL ASSOCIATION HELP RAISE €4K FOR PIETA HOUSE was last modified: June 13th, 2016 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:donegalDublin AssociationPieta Houelast_img read more

REVEALED: CHEF’S WITHERING ATTACK ON CONRAD!

first_imgALL top chefs have egos – but it appears the success of Donegal chef Conrad Gallagher has irked a cookery rival.The big Letterkenny chef was on the guest list for a ‘Taste of Dublin’ event last week to honour Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe fame.But Conrad failed to show up. However one chef who did was Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody Country House Hotel….and he was vitriolic in his comments about Gallagher, host of a recent popular TV3 chef show.Said Dundon: “He (Conrad Gallagher) has had a ridiculous amount of media coverage for a man who has left such a mess around him.“I don’t understand that and I’ve told him to his face.“He is a loveable rogue, but right now I am not speaking to him.” Gallagher has been a huge success again back in Ireland since leaving massive debts behind him in South Africa.He has two restaurants – one in Dublin and one in Sligo.REVEALED: CHEF’S WITHERING ATTACK ON CONRAD! was last modified: June 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Conrad Gallagherletterkennylast_img read more

DeLay makes first court appearance, lawyers attack judge’s Democratic donations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Rep. Tom DeLay appeared in court as a criminal defendant for the first time Friday, listening while his lawyer pointedly asked the presiding judge to step aside for making campaign donations to Democrats and their liberal allies. In a hearing that lasted less than five minutes, Judge Bob Perkins deferred further proceedings until a hearing can be held on the congressman’s request for a new judge. DeLay will have a chance to plead innocent inside a courtroom later, and he made his claim vigorously Friday outside the state Capitol. “I will be exonerated,” the Texas Republican said, following with blistering criticism of prosecutor Ronnie Earle. The appearance came one day after DeLay was booked and photographed at a county jail. The former Republican leader, charged with conspiracy and money laundering in a campaign finance case, smiled occasionally as he sat alongside his wife Christine in the courtroom. He did not speak during the brief session that at times appeared more like a campaign debate than a legal proceeding. DeLay’s favorable rating plummeted to 18 percent in the latest CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll – down from 27 percent in May. In court Friday, rather than the corporate donations DeLay is accused of illegally funneling to candidates, defense lawyer Dick DeGuerin made an issue of the $3,400 in political donations the judge has made to Democratic causes, including one to a group critical of DeLay and Republicans. “I noticed yesterday MoveOn.org, to which you have contributed, was selling T-shirts with Mr. Delay’s mugshot on it,” DeGuerin said, referring to the liberal interest group and the picture of a smiling DeLay taken Thursday. Perkins shot back. “Let me just say I haven’t ever seen that T-shirt, number one,” the judge said. “Number two, I haven’t bought it. Number three, the last time I contributed to MoveOn that I know of was prior to the November election last year, when they were primarily helping Sen. (John) Kerry,” the Democrats’ 2004 presidential nominee. The judge ended the exchange quickly, saying, “The best way for me to handle” the request for a different judge would be to defer further proceedings. That means the issue now goes to hearing before a state administrative judge, B.B. Schraub. Schraub, a Republican, became an administrative judge in 1990 and was appointed or reappointed by four governors: three Republicans and one Democrat. Schraub, from 1989 through 2002, contributed at least $1,500 to federal Republican campaigns, according to disclosure reports compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. He donated an additional $4,900 to Texas GOP candidates between 1998 and 2001, according to state disclosure reports analyzed by a public interest group, Texans for Public Justice. MoveOn.org denied it was selling any shirts as described by DeLay’s lawyer and issued a statement that said, “DeGuerin has either bad information or lied in court.” DeGuerin said later that he had made a mistake. The T-shirts were offered by two groups that receive money from MoveOn.org, he said. Outside the courtroom, the prosecutor spoke dismissively of DeLay’s efforts to get Perkins to step aside. Judges in Texas must run for election and DeLay’s lawyers filed a motion Thursday identifying 34 donations Perkins had made. “What this means is if a judge had contributed to Crime Stoppers that judge could not hear a burglary case,” said Earle, a Democrat. “Carried to its extreme, that is what I think this motion means and I think that’s absurd.” “We don’t live in a country where political party determines the measure of justice,” Earle said. DeLay, R-Texas, and two political associates are accused of funneling corporate money to Texas legislative campaigns, in violation of state law prohibiting use of these donations for election or defeat of state candidates. Two grand juries accused the three men of sending $190,000 in corporate money, raised by a Texas group founded by DeLay, to the Republican Party in Washington, and having the money routed back to several Texas candidates. The felony charges triggered an upheaval in the House Republican leadership, as DeLay was obligated to step aside under House rules. He wants his job back. From the moment he arrived at the Travis County courthouse, it was clear that DeLay was not just an everyday defendant. Five sheriff’s deputies stood in the aisle forming a line that separated the side where the DeLays sat from dozens of reporters. At the request of his Capitol Police detail, the lawmaker was driven into an entrance normally reserved for prisoners. He was brought through an area with holding cells, and entered the courtroom after others were seated – accompanied by several Capitol policemen. Before the hearing began, DeLay, wearing a dark suit, sat with his wife. Both laughed during a private conversation. After the hearing, DeGuerin took his arguments outside the courthouse, where protesters sang in an effort to drown him out. One of their signs, referring to DeLay’s nickname, read, “Is the Hammer heading for the Slammer?” DeGuerin said that won’t happen. “I need to emphasize … that no corporate money came to any political candidate in Texas” through DeLay’s activities, he stated. The lawyer also filed a motion to move the trial out of Austin, one of Texas’ most liberal and Democratic cities. DeLay read a statement at the state Capitol that alleged Earle’s case was a partisan effort to punish him for his role in helping Republicans take control of the state Legislature and to create a new redistricting plan. “Because Ronnie Earle and the Democrat Party could not beat me at the ballot box and could not beat me on the floor of the House of Representatives, they are now desperately trying to challenge me in a courtroom,” DeLay said. —- Associated Press Writers Suzanne Gamboa, Kelley Shannon and April Castro contributed to this story.last_img read more