IOC orders inquiry into troubled amateur boxing body AIBA

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the inquiry into finance, governance and ethics by a three-member panel “can lead to the withdrawal of recognition” of AIBA. The full IOC membership next meets in June in Lausanne, Switzerland.One option for the IOC is to organize an Olympic boxing tournament, including qualifying, outside of AIBA’s control.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAIBA member federations voted for Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan as president in Moscow on Nov. 3 despite being on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list.Rakhimov denies links to organized crime networks and the international drug trade. The long-time AIBA executive committee member was prevented from attending the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2012 London Olympics by Australian and British government authorities. Franz Pumaren gives UAAP Finals edge to Ateneo over ‘tired’ UP “They are the focus of everything we are doing here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ The American federal sanctions bar U.S. citizens and companies from doing business with him.IOC sports director Kit McConnell said the Olympic body is concerned because AIBA has been struggling to open or maintain bank accounts in Switzerland. AIBA is based near IOC headquarters in Lausanne.During the IOC-appointed inquiry, the Tokyo Olympic boxing program will be frozen: No tickets will be sold, no test event held and no qualifying format approved. The IOC had previously suspended payments to AIBA from Olympic revenues.The inquiry will be chaired by IOC board member Nenad Lalovic, the Serbian president of wrestling’s governing body. It includes IOC member Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico and IOC athletes commission member Emma Terho, an Ohio State graduate who represented Finland in hockey at previous Olympics.Protecting the sport and boxers preparing for the Tokyo Olympics was the IOC’s priority, McConnell said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, right, escorts Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Takeda during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The focus of the meeting was a decision on what to do with boxing’s corruption-plagued international federation. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO— The International Olympic Committee ordered an inquiry Friday into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago.The IOC said AIBA cannot contact organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the inquiry.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES 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 awardlast_img read more

Bong Demands Justice into Rep. Beaten

first_imgCitizens of Bong County, District #6 in particular, are demanding speedy and unconditional investigation into the recent assault on their lawmaker by Margibi County Representative Roland Opee Cooper.Representative Adam Bill Corneh of District #6, Bong County, was slapped during a standoff in the chamber of the House of Representatives, an action that is contrary to House’s Rules and Procedures.At a petition ceremony yesterday at the Capitol Building, citizens of Bong County converged in demand of “justice and prompt action by plenary of the House.”According to the petitioners,  the ‘disorder’ exhibited by Opee Cooper “lacks any semblance of civilization . .  . does not portray the image of the Honorable House of Representatives.”The petition under the signature of over fifty citizens inclusive of chiefs, elders, youth groups and commissioners among others, reminded Opee Cooper of the sacredness of the House, noting; “The House is a place of representation, lawmaking and oversight and therefore should comprise of individuals of good moral [character]; not individuals who resolve to physical brutality as means of persuading [their] colleagues.”“We the peace-loving citizens of Bong County are calling on Rep. Roland Opee Cooper, whose action does not match his title, to recognize that he has sinned against us and he must subsequently repent of his sin and prepare himself to bear the consequences thereof; as will be determined by the plenary of the House of Representatives in accordance to its standing rules,” the petitioners said.They recommended a speedy investigation and stringent action be taken in accordance with the House’s rules in order to serve as a deterrent to “would-be hooligans and barbarians.”Responding to the petitioners, Representative Adam Bill Corneh commended his people for taking such a decisive move.“I can assure you that your representative will not be beaten for nothing. I am positive that Speaker Alex Tyler and the leadership of the House will bring this matter to a logical conclusion in the shortest possible time,” Corneh declared.He told the Daily Observer that Opee Cooper there had never been any “unfriendly interaction” between himself and Rep. Opee Cooper, and as such, he was very saddened by his colleague’s action.Before the start of the petitioning ceremony, the House plenary reached a decision to allow its Rules, Order and Administration Committee to investigate Corneh’s written complaint addressed to the House on January 21, 2015 and submit findings in one week.Meanwhile, Opee Cooper has since declined to comment on the matter. When asked in the corridors of the Capitol Building yesterday, Opee Cooper insisted on being mute for now.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pork-knocker stabbed to death

first_imgA 22-year-old pork-knocker was found dead on Christmas Day along the Obanna Backdam trail in the Kuribrong village, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) with two stab wounds to his chest.Dead is Samuel Gonsalves M Amo who hailed from the Tabatinga village, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).According to the Police, Amo was employed by a gold miner of Moruca, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini), while working on a four-inch land dredge at Obanna Backdam.He was last seen alive consuming alcoholic beverages with his friends on Christmas Eve.Reports are that on Monday, Amo received his salary in raw gold from his employer and went to a nearby shop where he was seen imbibing with friends.The group is said to have visited various shops before finally settling at one particular bar where they ushered in Christmas.However, Amo allegedly left his friends at that shop stating that he was returning to his camp and ventured into the backdam area.He was never seen again until a ranger discovered his lifeless body almost 19 hours later.Reports are at about 18:30h, the ranger of that district was doing routine checks along the trail and noticed a large object on the roadway. As he reached closer, he realised that it was the body of a man.The ranger immediately notified the Police and upon the arrival of the Police ranks, it was discovered that Amo had two visible stab wounds to the left side of his chest.His body was taken to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead and was placed in the mortuary pending a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).Police Commander of that Region, Superintendent Ramesh Ashram told Guyana Times on Saturday that several persons were questioned about the man’s murder but at present, there are no suspects in custody.He stated that the location of the crime is not populated and to date, no one has come forward with any information.The Commander noted that all of the now-dead man’s friends that were imbibing with him were also questioned but they alleged that Amo had left their company shortly after 12:05h on Christmas Day. Police are investigating.last_img read more

Oldendorff Carriers to withdraw services in June

first_imgUS sanctionsDays after reports surfaced that German transshipment company Oldendroff Carriers is scaling back on its local operations, the company’s officials told Government that if the United States imposed sanctions are not withdrawn or modified by June 5, 2018, they would be legally obliged to terminate their services, putting over 200 workers on the breadline. This was revealed at a meeting with stakeholders in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) with Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and Junior Minister Simona Broomes. Trotman has already met with Region 10 Members of Parliament Ashwin Rutherford and Jermain Figueira, along with Rusal and Oldendroff to assess firsthand the impact that the US Government sanctions on Rusal’s Guyana operations in the upper Berbice River, and in the main, on the hundreds of workers employed by the two companies.At the meeting, it was disclosed that senior officials in Europe were engaged in daily talks to mitigate the impacts and information being communicated as soon as it is known. Both companies pledged to continue to engage the workers and to respect the labour laws of Guyana in the handling of their arising issues. Additionally, the companies indicated their willingness to receive Government’s support in whatever way possible.The Ministers and Members of Parliament grilled the officials about their sharing of information with employees and stressed the high value that Government placed on keeping the workers employed to avoid the social impact to the people of Region 10.At the conclusion of the meeting, the Ministers indicated that in addition to holding meetings with Union representatives, they would also urgently visit employees at the various sites in the Berbice River in the coming week.Trotman, along with other senior Government officials, are expected to meet with local Rusal officials and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU) to determine the way forward to cushion the effects of the United States sanctions against Rusal’s co-owner Oleg Deripaska.Despite assurances by Finance Minister Winston Jordan that Government was guaranteed that German transshipment company Oldendroff Carriers would not be affected by the sanctions, on Thursday reports surfaced that the company has begun scaling back its operations ultimately putting over 200 jobs in jeopardy.However, Trotman has since stated that the decision was expected and that measures are being put in place to cushion the effect.On Saturday, via a telephone interview, GBGWU’s President Lincoln Lewis confirmed the meeting, adding that the Union is still awaiting official word from the company. He said they are still monitoring the situation and interacting with the workers who are constantly on the edge.He is hopeful that the meeting will provide some sense of direction as to what Government’s position is, as well as Rusal’s and its associates. On Friday, it was reported that Russian companies, including Rusal, have asked for 100 billion rubles (US$1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the Government, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said. The US Treasury Department in a statement on Friday announced the sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies they either owned or controlled and 17 senior Government officials, who Washington said were profiting from the Russian Government’s engagement in “a range of malign activities” around the world.The Treasury Department warned that US entities would be “generally prohibited” from dealings with the persons and firms on the sanctions list, while added that companies outside the United States could face sanctions for “knowingly facilitating significant transactions for or on behalf of” the sanctioned entities.The US Government’s decision to include Deripaska on its sanctions blacklist will reverberate around the world because his business empire has a global footprint and counts major multinationals as partners. Deripaska, estimated by Forbes magazine to have a net worth of US$6.7 billion, is the main owner of the conglomerate EN+, which in turn is the co-owner of some of the world’s biggest metals producers, Rusal and Nornickel.Rusal had said it regretted its inclusion on the US sanctions list, adding that its advisors were studying the situation. Hong Kong-listed Rusal is one of the world’s biggest aluminium producers. It says exports to the United States account for over 10 percent of its output. Rusal owns assets in Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Nigeria, Guyana, and Guinea. It owns a stake in Australian QAL, the world’s top alumina refinery.last_img read more

TV choices affect local cable use

first_img“I pay more, but I get better programs,” she said in Spanish. “More channels.” She lives in a Santa Clarita town-house complex where other residents also have satellite dishes on their porches. As of February, Time Warner Cable, the only cable provider in Santa Clarita, served 36,614 subscribers in Santa Clarita, city officials said. Of the total 70,000 households in the city, that’s about 52 percent – possibly more, since the cable company occasionally provides service to multiple housing units on one subscription, officials said. About 15 years ago, 90percent or more of households had cable television because there was no other clear signal, city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz said. Lisa Fadness, 38, a homemaker who lives in Santa Clarita, said she remembers having the weak-signal blues growing up in Sun Valley. SANTA CLARITA – Gone are the days when nearly everyone in the Santa Clarita Valley paid for cable TV because the mountains blocked all but a couple of fuzzy channels. Today, residents can get TV programming through cable, satellite and even their phone lines. Although more than 50percent of city households are still cable subscribers, the number has fallen sharply from the days when the proportion topped 90percent, officials said. “Over the last 10-plus years, subscribers in the community have elected to consider alternative providers, including satellite,” said Kevin Tonoian, technology services manager for the city. “The city’s understanding is that roughly 25(percent) to 30percent of the community subscribes to satellite television services.” That estimate is based on national averages, officials said. Mayra Hernandez, 23, is one of the satellite subscribers, having had a dish for two years. Back then, her family was one of the first in the neighborhood to get cable, which brought a clear signal. Friends came over to watch HBO, which was the only premium channel available, she said. Now, she gets so many channels that she’s unsure what half of them are. “My husband’s not too confident with the satellite and what it has to offer,” she said. “Some say it’s great; some say it’s not so great. The weather can affect it sometimes.” Time Warner officials said a big advantage of cable over satellite is the local programming offered from the cable studio in the city. From 6p.m. to 9p.m. today, the Santa Clarita United Way Telethon will be produced live in the studio. Time Warner once provided services only to residents on the east side of Santa Clarita, but since its merger last year with Comcast, it serves the whole city. Meanwhile, AT&T is getting into the TV business in Santa Clarita, after introducing its service to the L.A. region May1. Over existing phone lines, the company provides all the channels customers are used to, and in new developments it runs fiber-optic cables directly into homes, an AT&T representative said. “The response rate has been quite high in the city of Santa Clarita,” said Kieran Nolan, AT&T vice president and general manager, who declined to give numbers. The service is not yet available in all of the L.A. region.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

‘The thing that excites me the most is the world class squad!’ – Raheem Sterling relishing Manchester City challenge following move from Liverpool

first_img1 Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling believes the most exciting aspect of his record-breaking transfer to Manchester City is being able to play alongside so many world class players.The 20-year-old becomes the club’s record signing and the most expensive English footballer after sealing a move which could be worth up to £49m.The announcement came on Tuesday evening after Sterling had passed a medical and he will fly out to meet up with his new team-mates in Australia within the next 24 hours.“It’s a good feeling and this is really happy time for me and my family,” Sterling told the club’s official website.“I’m just glad it’s all over and done with and I can’t wait to get on the training field.“The thing that excites me the most is the world class squad we have and knowing we have a team that is capable of winning things year in, year out.“The more quality players that are around you, the more quality it brings out in you so I can’t wait to get started and play alongside them.”Sterling, who will wear the number seven shirt, was also grateful to his previous managers despite his controversial exit from Anfield.“It has been a long journey from QPR and I’d like to thank a few people who have helped me along the way,” he said.“I’d like to thank Rafa Benitez for taking me to Liverpool as a 15 year-old – that was a massive step for me and a new challenge.“Also to Kenny Dalglish for showing such faith in me and putting me in at such a young age.“I want to thank Brendan Rodgers for giving me a chance and an opportunity in the first team, giving me my full debut – against City funnily enough – and giving me a real chance to cement a place in the first team and show the world my talents.”last_img read more

‘Arsenal hero has become an egotistical maniac encouraged by deluded fans and the board’

first_img1 Arsenal’s 3-2 home defeat to Olympiakos marked one of the worst nights in the club’s modern European history.Champions League knockout stage mainstays since 1998, not since 1999 have the Gunners failed to get past the first group stage, but that fate is a distinct possibility this season.After losing their first two Group F matches, Arsenal now face back-to-back games against the might of Bayern Munich, a club they have lost two home games to in recent seasons, in the process of being knocked out twice by the Bundesliga champions.The pressure is on manager Arsene Wenger to master a remarkable turnaround in the club’s European fortunes, but can he did it?Here is a selection of the reaction from supporters who aren’t backing Wenger to come up with the goods.Take a look, then share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger is under intense pressure last_img read more

Roma plotting shock summer move for Tottenham centre-back

first_img Kevin Wimmer impressed for Spurs when he deputised for injured Jan Vertonghen earlier this season Roma are eyeing up a summer swoop for Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, according to reports in Italy.The Serie A side are set to land centre-back Antonio Rudiger in a permanent deal this summer, having spent the season on loan from Stuttgart.But they could immediately sell the German for a big profit amid reported interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.And, according to Calcio Mercato, Roma are already searching for replacements and believe they have the pulling power to lure Wimmer away from White Hart Lane.The 23-year-old Austria international is currently a back-up option for first choice centre-back pairing Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld at the north London side.Tottenham, however, are unlikely to sell the Austrian defender this summer, having impressed when he deputised for the injured Vertonghen for three months earlier this season.Only a bid in excess of £25million will make Spurs reconsider their position on Wimmer, and Roma are unlikely to be able to afford such an offer. 1last_img read more

GAA: MACCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgMacCumhaill’s NotesSenior Reserves win Division 2 LeagueOur senior reserves played a great game against Glenfin on Sunday. The final score was MacCumhaill’s 15pts- Glenfin 9pts.It was a great day for the game and there was a great team performance from everyone. All the lads on the team put in a tremendous effort and it paid off for them when they brought another trophy back to their club. It is a credit to everyone involved, the panel themselves, the players and last but not least the managers who encouraged and supported them all the way. Well done to Glenfin who also performed very well on the day. It was great to see so many people out supporting both teams on the day.Our Camogie club Bag packing on Saturday the 12th November in Supervalu was great success. The managers would like to thank Supervalu in Ballybofey for their assistance on the day. The staff were a great support all day and very helpful to all the girls.To the camogie players who helped on the day, their parents, Coaches and Managers, there was great team work and we were delighted so many girls gave up their time to help.To the customers on the day “Thank you everyone” for your generosity. Strictly Come DancingSean MacCumhaill’s are looking for people to take part in the Strictly Come Dancing which is beginning shortly. This is a great opportunity for people to go out and have fun and get exercise as well. Please contact Terry on 0866095347or Peter on 0872363337 for moreinformation.CLG Sean Maccumhaill GAA is doing a collection of any unwanted clothing. You can drop them off at the centre Monday to Friday or contact Peter 087 2363337, John 086 3430050,Mickey 086 8506981 or Tim 087 6950875Mac Cumhaills Camogie Training schedule for all age groups – Under 8’s-Under 10’s-Under12’s-Under 14’s on Fridays from 6pm -7pm at the MacCumhaill’s pitch.All girls are very welcome back and we are looking forward to meeting new players. Bring your gear/hurls, water & €2 Any parents who would like to help out for the hour please come along. Parents note the change of day and times to a Friday evening 6pm – 7pm.Age U16’s on Saturdays at 6pmAny U14 player who wishes to go to the 6pm training session as well as their usual day/ time is more than welcome.MacCumhaill’s Club LottoNext week’s jackpot is €6,950€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €250. Contact any club committee member for details.MacCumhaill’s Club BingoMacCumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm.Everyone Welcome!Club meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member. The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon on085 1503092 for more information.GAA: MACCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

RAISE A TOAST TO DONEGAL’S JUNIOR TOASTMASTERS!

first_imgAre you aged between 13 – 18 and interested in improving your communication skills?Well now is the perfect time to get involved in Junior Toastmasters.Junior Toastmasters Letterkenny will be holding their Junior Toastmasters meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday the 1st of December at 5pm. Everyone is WELCOME to come along. And of coarse bring along your friends!Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills in a FUN and interesting way.This club is open to second level students.For more details contact Emma Rose Callaghan/ Sean Harkin PR Officers (age 16) with the support from adult mentors Karen Murphy 086 6043040 and Conor Crossan 087 1332680.  RAISE A TOAST TO DONEGAL’S JUNIOR TOASTMASTERS! was last modified: December 1st, 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:donegalJunior Toastmasterslast_img read more