The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has revealed that, over the years, the organisation has facilitated workshops intended to inform its members of the demands of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) code of conduct. WIPA issued its statement on Wednesday, the same day it was announced that West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell had violated a WADA code. The association said that it has held several anti-doping workshops across the six major Caribbean cricketing territories. “The West Indies Players’ Association, through our player-development workshops, has imparted knowledge in 15 different workshops across the region over the last two years,” the statement said. “Our player resource officers, (PROs) have facilitated these workshops with the six franchises in the WICB Professional Cricket League from its inception in 2014. “One of the main items covered in the 15 workshops is the World Anti-Doping Code,” the WIPA statement said. WIPA added that it remained committed to continuous training and development of its members. “WIPA’s PROs would have explained in full detail the different mandatory filings that are expected of each athlete and the repercussions of failing to correctly complete the said required filings,” it stated. One of the most sought-after players in Twenty20 cricket globally, Russell faces the prospect of a two-year ban after missing three mandatory “out-of-competition” or “whereabouts” drug tests over a one-year period. The drug tests were to be carried out by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. Russell is currently with the West Indies squad in the United Arab Emirates, where he is preparing for the Twenty20 World Cup later this month in India.
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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAteneo playmaker SJ Belangel made the biggest move in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24 as his stellar play propelled him to join pacesetters Kai Sotto of Ateneo and Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills after the second week of the weekly power rankings.Belangel helped the Blue Eagles remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 juniors tourney to go up 10-0, and thus jumping over NCAA Season 93 MVP Will Gozum of Mapua this week.ADVERTISEMENT The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak FEU guard L-Jay Gonzales and Ateneo swingman Dave Ildefonso also rose up the ranks, while UST stud CJ Cansino dropped to eighth.Also, NU guard Terrence Fortea made a huge jump from 16th to 11, while three newcomers entered this week’s power rankings in Ateneo’s Joaqui Manuel, Tay Tung’s Harold Alarcon, and UV’s Joshua Yerro all making a splash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHere is the list for the second week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis:Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (2)SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (5)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (3)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (6)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (4)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (16)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (15)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (11)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (14)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (20)Maui Cruz, guard, EAC (23)Joaqui Manuel, forward, Ateneo (N/A)Harold Alarcon, guard, Tay Tung-Bacolod (N/A)Jancork Cabahug, forward, UV (17)Joshua Yerro, guard, UV (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA D-League: Balanced Wangs-Letran clobbers AMA OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Captain Ayel Estrañero said the black band signified their mourning for UP Lady Maroons patron Lourdes Guerrero, who passed away on March 27 due to aneurysm.“When no one was actually there to support us, when no one wanted to sponsor the team, Tita Lourdes gave us the money from her own pocket to support us,” said Estrañero after their 25-18, 25-22, 25-20, win Wednesday.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 crown“Our game today was really dedicated to her.”Guerrero is a former president of the UP women’s alumni volleyball team and became an integral part of the Lady Maroons’ support group that looked for sponsors to fund the team. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Diana Carlos shows the black band they wore as tribute to Lourdes Guerrero.University of the Philippines’ sweep of National University didn’t just make an impact in the standings in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, but it also became some sort of closure for the Lady Maroons.The Lady Maroons improved to a 4-8 record to stay in the hunt for a Final Four spot and they did while wearing black bands around their left arms.ADVERTISEMENT TNT team up ‘good practice’ for Gilas guards Romeo, Castro View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Estrañero added that Guerrero went into a coma in 2016 and that the family waited until Guerrero herself succumbed to the disease instead of pulling the plug.“She’s really the backbone of everything,” said Estrañero of Guerrero, whose last interaction with the Lady Maroons was with the batch of Isa Molde and Diana Carlos. “Before, if we didn’t have a service vehicle she would drive us in her own car.”“Tita Lourdes wasn’t just a sponsor, she was like a mother to us, a sister, a friend. She was everything to us.”ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback
By Indrawattie NatramMost of the bitumen and pitch roads as well as bridges leading to almost all the villages in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are in deplorable condition which has left several residents complaining.Villagers living particularly in Suddie Housing Scheme, Anna Regina, Golden Fleece Estate, Perseverance Estate, Zorg, Affiance, Lima Housing Scheme and Red Lock are calling on the Region Two Administration to immediately execute maintenance works on the access roads and bridges.According to People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Ranjeev Singh, the road leading to the Perseverance estate has become impassable and residents have resorted to walking. “Imagine I reported this twice at the RDC and nothing has been done, car drivers have parked their vehicles, the street has too many potholes and this is creating mechanical issues for drivers,” Singh said.Golden Fleece Estate residents have also reported several roads and bridges in their area are deteriorating. The residents reported that streets had huge potholes and motorists were finding it difficult to traverse.At the recent statutory meeting for the Region Two RDC, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor Naitram also reported the same. As such, he called on the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Rupert Hopkinson to set up a maintenance crew to repair and maintain the roads before they deteriorate any further.He also said that reports were made several months ago in relation to the condition of the roads and to date, nothing has been done. Naitram is of the view that due to the slow response from those in charge at the administrative level, it is costing the Administration more money to re-do roads given the damage accumulated over time.
– says no mention of “absolute” majorityFormer Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cecil Kennard, has stated that the Constitution of Guyana is clear in what constitutes a majority, pointing out that there was no mention of an “absolute” majority but a majority of “all elected members of the National Assembly”.Former Chancellor, Justice Cecil KennardLast Friday, however, the Court of Appeal by a 2:1 majority ruled that the Opposition’s No-confidence Motion was invalid since it needed an “absolute” majority of 34 votes in the National Assembly, and not a “simple” majority of 33, to successfully pass.However, Justice Kennard posited that nowhere in the Constitution of Guyana were the terms “absolute” or “simple” majority mentioned. In fact, he noted the Constitution only spoke of a majority of all elected members in the National Assembly, which would be 33 of the 65 members.“The Constitution is clear; it doesn’t say absolute majority. It speaks about majority of all the members of the National Assembly and so, one have to interpret that and insert it in every context… One has to look at the spirit of Constitution and the Constitution says majority (of all members)”.Court of AppealArticle 106 (6) of the Constitution states that “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”But after the December 31, 2018 passage of the Opposition-sponsored No-confidence Motion, the coalition Government challenged the validity of the motion and after failing to get the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, to reverse it, they approached the High Court.However, acting Chief Justice Roxane George in January upheld the passage of the motion, ruling that it was validly passed with the 33 majority. She noted that apart from the fact that the House Speaker had deemed the motion carried by a 33-32 majority, 33 must always be obtained for such a motion’s successful passage.“In our 65-member National Assembly, a majority of all elected members, in accordance with the principle of ‘one over all rivals combined’, is 33 members,” the Chief Justice reasoned.According to Justice Kennard, he is in “total agreement” with the Chief Justice’s interpretation.“There is no question about that; her decision was a very firm one,” the former Chancellor asserted. He added that with the Appeal Court having overturned the High Court’s ruling by a majority dissenting decision, it is now for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to have the final say on what the Constitution meant with regards to majority votes on a motion of no confidence.“But to me when one looks at the Constitution and what it says, does the Constitution use the world absolute, definitely not,” Justice Kennard stressed.He went on to say that the framers of the Constitution and even those on the Constitutional Reform Commission, which included distinguish individuals such as Ralph Ramkarran and Justice Desiree Bernard, would have known that the words “simple” and “absolute” could have been inserted to qualify a majority. But instead, they stayed away from that and defined that a majority to be of “all the elected members” of the National Assembly, which is 33.“So you see, one cannot read into the Constitution what is not there; one cannot review the question, when the question (never) arose of whether it’s ‘absolute’ or what not,” Justice Kennard stated.While appellate Judge, Justice Rishi Persaud, during last week’s ruling dismissed the Government’s appeal and upheld the Chief Justice’s ruling that the motion was validly passed with a 33 majority, his two colleague appellate Judges allowed the State’s appeal.Both Justices Yonette Cummings-Edwards, the acting Chancellor; and Dawn Gregory opined that while 33 is the majority of the 65-member National Assembly, the successful passage of a no-confidence motion requires an “absolute” majority of 34, and not the “simple” majority of 33 that has been used to pass ordinary business in the House.According to the two appellate Judges, half of the National Assembly would be 32.5 and since there is no half vote then that would be rounded up to 33, which is a “simple” majority of the House, and so in order to make it “absolute”, one more has to be added to bring about a 34 majority.This was the argument submitted by Grenadian Queen’s Counsel, Dr Francis Alexis, who was hired by Government. He had reasoned during his oral submissions that the incorrect formula was used to determine the votes needed to validate the passage of the motion.But according to the former Chancellor, the Constitution in other countries was crafted to fit practices in that jurisdiction and as such, Guyana cannot import interpretations that do not fit with constitutional practices here.“We should not have grabbed onto what the court would have ruled in another jurisdiction. I don’t know what the Constitution of other countries says, but our Constitution is clear on this. Nowhere in the Constitution, is the word ‘absolute’ mentioned, Justice Kennard insisted.Following last Friday’s ruling, the coalition Government has indicated that it will continue with the State’s business as usual and is preparing to resume sitting of the National Assembly.However, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had stated that the People’s Progressive Party Opposition would not be attending Parliament until the CCJ rules. Earlier this week, a team of lawyers led by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, appealed the Court of Appeal decision. A case management hearing on the matter is scheduled for today.
Some people will do nearly anything to try to be part of the “in” crowd. They play sports. Cheer on the sidelines. Throw parties. Now the state Department of Motor Vehicles – and driver-training schools – want to fit into the scene. And they’re using technology to get there. The DMV, for example, recently went YouTube. Although it makes perfect sense for the DMV to reach out through YouTube and MySpace – because that’s where its audience is – it’s no guarantee that anyone will pay attention, Thompson said. “When you put a public service announcement on television in the old days, you were certain everyone would see it,” Thompson said. “You don’t get that guarantee on YouTube.” But the DMV is not the only agency reaching out to youths online. Driving schools are proliferating online – boasting 24-hour, seven-day-a-week convenience for students who can participate at their own pace. Stuffed full of interactive rules on road lessons – with case studies and quizzes – the online driving courses cover traditional driving theories that take about 30 hours of classroom work at DMV-licensed schools. They’re also leaving traditional driver’s education classroom lectures in the dust. After starting online driver’s education about three years ago, Valley Bob’s Driving School Inc. noticed a significant shift from its sign-ups for in-house classes, said Zack Tamir, vice president of the Woodland Hills-based business. Once offered every Saturday and Sunday, classroom driver’s education at Valley Bob’s now takes place every other weekend because there are fewer students signing up for the traditional $159 lecture courses. These days, more are opting for the $59 online courses. “There’s no doubt that we are offering less and less classroom,” said Tamir. “Once you had a classroom of 30 students. Today you can have a classroom of eight.” So who fares better – Internet or classroom students? A 2003 DMV study on students who took online courses versus in-house driver’s education did not find any particular benefit or disadvantage to either method, said Steven Bloch, senior research associate at the Automobile Club of Southern California. Still, technology can’t replace everything. And whether they pass the online or in-house classroom final exam, students head to behind-the-wheel training for six hours of face-to-face driving lessons. Plus, parents in California must sign off before the DMV that they spent an additional 50 hours driving with the family’s young motorists. “The Internet can only go so far,” said Thompson. email@example.com 818-713-3683160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsWith 55 short videos online – covering everything from the top 10 reasons for failing driving tests to unsafe lane changes – youtube.com/californiadmv has received 4,500 hits since it launched in mid-October. “We’re trying to keep up with the times,” said Armando Botello, a DMV spokesman. “It’s not like going to high school anymore and watching that old black-and-white driving movie.” While not made specifically for youtube.com, the DMV videos mainly star department employees and are produced by the DMV’s own audio-visual department, Botello said. But the DMV’s acceptance into the “in” crowd has been slow: On the social-networking site myspace.com, the beleaguered department has just one friend signed up. And that’s the risk institutions run when trying to look too hip, said Robert Thompson, Syracuse University professor of popular culture.
Claudio Ranieri has been rewarded for leading Leicester to their improbable Barclays Premier League triumph by being crowned the League Managers Association manager of the year.The 64-year-old becomes only the second non-British manager to win the prestigious accolade, after Arsene Wenger, who won it in both 2002 and 2004.Ranieri had already picked up three manager of the month awards in the course of his side’s remarkable campaign, and was named Italian manager of the year in his homeland last month.He succeeds Eddie Howe, who took the overall award last year after leading Bournemouth into the Premier League, pipping Jose Mourinho, who had to settle for the top-flight title.Ranieri’s spectacular success in his first season with Leicester came despite widespread predictions he would struggle after replacing Nigel Pearson in the summer. 1 Claudio Ranieri: The Italian guided the Foxes to a shock Premier League title in 2015/16
1 Alli’s new deal with adidas would earn him more than he does at Tottenham Tottenham star Dele Alli is poised to sign a new deal worth £8million with sportswear giants adidas. Alli is already signed up to a deal with the boot makers, but his soaring reputation this season has earned him the right to discuss hugely improved terms. And in an embarrassing twist for Tottenham, the five-year deal, would mean adidas pay him more a week than his club, according to the Daily Mail. Alli signed a new deal in January worth £25,000-a-week, but the club plan to sit down with him after the conclusion of the European Championship to thrash out an improved contract. The cash boost from adidas is another step forward for the foemr MK Dons midfielder who made a huge impact on the Premier League this season, in his first full year at the club.
Former finance director of Anglo Irish Bank Willie McAteer has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining an €8 million loan from the bank.McAteer (66), who is originally from Rathmullan, entered the plea on Monday at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court ahead of his trial which was due to start in January 2017 and last for one month.McAteer admitted obtaining a loan of €8,426,307 from Anglo on September 29th, 2008 which he secured against his shares in the bank. According to the indictment, he then used the money to pay off a personal loan he obtained from Bank of Ireland which resulted in a gain for himself and a loss to Anglo.Judge Melanie Greally allowed McAteer to remain on bail with the consent of the prosecution and set a sentence date for January 12th, 2017. She also urged caution in the reporting of the matter in the media.The charge against McAteer states that “in breach of section 297 of the Companies Act, 1963, that you, on September 29th, 2008, were knowingly a party to the carrying on of the business of a company, for a fraudulent purpose, the granting of Anglo Irish Bank Corp plc of a loan to yourself in the amount of €8,426,307 secured only upon your shares in Anglo Irish Bank Corp plc so that you could discharge a loan to Bank Of Ireland in that amount you were personally liable, caused a gain to yourself, a loss to bank Anglo Irish Bank Corp plc.”Rathmullan man pleads guilty to €8M loan fraud from bank was last modified: December 20th, 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:AIBBANKdonegalFinancefraudRathmullanWillie McAteer
It began when the midfielder questioned United’s tactical approach to their 1-1 draw at home to Wolves last weekend.But the hard feelings carried on after their shock defeat to Derby County in the Carabao Cup with Pogba and Mourinho having a heated exchange regarding Pogba’s Instagram usage during the game.And this latest row between player and coach has led to more rumours Pogba is on his way out of the club.Juventus and Barcelona have been heavily linked with the World Cup winner but Juventus’ sporting director put distance between the Serie A giants and Pogba. LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED IN DEMAND Pogba moved to United from Juventus for £89million in August 2016 2 Juventus are not planning a move to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Pogba is once again being linked with a move away from Old Trafford after a very public training ground row with boss Jose Mourinho earlier this week. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest Transfer News Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Fabio Paratici said: “He is a Manchester United player.“As long as he remains a Manchester United player, it’s best that I don’t talk about players at other clubs.” Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM 2 Pogba fell out with Mourinho during a training session on Wednesday REVEALED TOP WORK three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing