WIPA: Members aware of WADA rules

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

Pido Jarencio back as GlobalPort coach

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson GlobalPort drafted Andreas Cahilig in the second round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGlobalPort is hoping that the third time will be the charm after reinstating Pido Jarencio as its head coach once again.Team manager Bonnie Tan confirmed the move to INQUIRER.net on Sunday following the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene SMB top pick Standhardinger stays ‘very committed’ to play for Gilas The former UST mentor first took the helm in the 2014 Commissioner’s Cup but struggled in his first foray until he was given the pink slip in the 2015 Philippine Cup and was replaced by his deputy Eric Gonzales.Things got better for Jarencio as he was re-appointed in the 2015 Governors’ Cup, leading the franchise to its first semifinals appearance in the 2016 Philippine Cup before being demoted to consultant late in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup for interim coach Johnedel Cardel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJarencio previously served as GlobalPort’s head of basketball operations before taking the head coaching role for the third time.He is filling in for coach Franz Pumaren, who is currently on a leave of absence to focus on Adamson in the ongoing UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jarencio’s first order of business was the annual rookie draft, where he drafted Fil-Am winger Robbie Herndon as the sixth overall before taking Andreas Cahilig, Zach Nicholls, and Gian Abrigo in the latter rounds.The Batang Pier then traded Herndon to Star shortly after the draft proceedings in exchange for big men Lervin Flores, Joseph Gabayni, and forward Julian Sargent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

21-yr-old motorcyclist killed in early morning accident

first_img‒ girlfriend criticalBy Lakhram BhagiratAn accident that occurred on the Meten-Meer-Zorg public road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Sunday at about 2:55hrs has left 21-year-old Kevin Singh of Hague Backdam, WCD dead, and his girlfriend Verna Wells warded at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in an unconscious and critical state.Dead, Kevin SinghThe two persons were reportedly returning home from watching the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket finals at a friend’s home a few villages away. According to information, Singh was riding motorcycle CH 8732, which crashed into a parked forklift at the side of the road.The impact of the crash sent the electrician and his girlfriend flying from the bike, to land several feet away from the site of the crash. Neither victim was wearing a helmet at time of the incident, and Singh may have been under the influence.Rushed to the Leonora Diagnostic Center, the couple was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Singh was pronounced dead on arrival.The Police have said their investigations have so far revealed that the couple was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road on motorcycle CH 8732 when the collision with a forklift which was parked on the edge of the road occurred, and the persons ended up on the northern grass parapet.According to the dead man’s cousin, Nirmala Singh, a call was received early on Sunday morning informing family members of the accident, and they immediately rushed to the GPHC to investigate.“We got a call early in the morning and we went to the hospital, where they tell us that he died. He come home from work around 7pm and then said he going by his friend in Anna Catherina to watch the cricket; and he was coming home when the accident happen,” she related.Nirmala said relatives were informed that Kevin crashed into a parked forklift with his girlfriend in tow, but the family does not know the woman. “We hear that she is from Region One (North West District) and has three children, but we don’t know anything about she, because we never meet she,” Nirmala said.Another relative, Kayann Singh, told the <> that the dead man would usually stay at their Lot 73 Haley Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown home during the work week and go to his Hague home on weekends. She related that Kevin was involved in an accident just over a week ago, and his bike was recently repaired.Just last Friday, 38-year-old Malcom Ross, called ‘Shabba,’ and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Jewel Pestano, were killed in an accident, when the motorcycle on which they were travelling crashed into a car on the Cummings Lodge railway embankment road on the East Coast of Demerara.In addition, Traffic Chief Dion Moore has said that Operation Safeway, which was launched on September 15, 2016, has yielded some success in reducing the number of road fatalities.The Traffic Chief launched Operation Safeway with the intention of decreasing accidents and deaths on the roads, and promoting better road safety awareness. On Friday, Traffic Chief Moore said, “Safeway has borne us some amount of fruit.“To date, we are at a 22 per cent decrease in accidents and 20 per cent decrease in deaths, in comparison to the same period last year,” he said.From January to September 2017, the GPF had recorded 65 accidents with 72 deaths. Speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol remain the leading causes of accidents on the roadways.“It is not pleasing, but it’s a great achievement, and we are looking forward to the continued support from members of the public to further reduce accidents and deaths by the end of this year,” Moore said.When Safeway was launched, the GPF had already recorded 89 accidents with 96 deaths. There was a 33 per cent increase in fatal accidents and a 17 per cent increase in deaths compared to 2015.The year 2016 was one of the deadliest for road users, with 116 fatal accidents resulting in 127 deaths by the end of that year.last_img read more

2 under close arrest after prisoner escapes from Police Station

first_imgTwo ranks attached to the Cove and John Police Station are under close arrest following the escape of a prisoner who was expected to make his court appearance on Thursday morning. The prisoner was reportedly under their watch when he escaped.Prison escapee Kevin WilkinsonThe escapee has been identified as 23-year-old Kevin Wilkinson of Lot 271 Hope East, Enmore, East Coast Demerara. He had been taken into custody on Monday, and was charged for rape and four counts of armed robbery.Based on the Police version of events, the detainee managed to escape from lawful custody at about 7:20h on Thursday. Guyana Times understands that the man was supposed to appear in court on Wednesday, but the file had been sent to another magisterial district. As such, his case was rescheduled for Thursday.However, the escapee was recaptured later in the day in close proxmity of this home. He is being processed for court and is expected to be face additional charges.Nevertheless, a thorough investigation in regard to the circumstances surrounding the detainee’s escape has since been launched by the Office of Professional Responsibility.last_img read more

Nuñez backs redistricting reform

first_img“Turning redistricting powers over to a commission that is comprised of partisan political appointees, including former lawmakers and political insiders, will do nothing to restore a healthy democracy in California,” said Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines, R-Fresno. “After reading their plan, I must ask the question: Why are Democrats fighting so hard to prevent hard-working citizens from drawing district lines?” The criticism, said Nuñez’s spokesman Steve Maviglio, shows that Republicans just want to pick up more seats, rather than seek good government reform. “Republicans don’t want redistricting reform,” he said, “they want a Tom DeLay remapping of the state for political gain.” sharmon@cctimes.com (916) 441-2101 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Risking the wrath of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez introduced a bill Wednesday that would allow an independent commission to draw state legislative and congressional boundaries. The Los Angeles Democrat also proposed that the Little Hoover Commission, a government watchdog group, take the map-drawing powers from the Legislature, and vowed to move quickly to pass the measure out of the Assembly – with the ultimate goal of placing it on the Feb. 5, 2008, ballot. Reversing himself, Nuñez said he decided to include congressional boundaries to bolster the chances of voters approving the redistricting measure, co-authored by Assemblyman Curren Price, D-Inglewood, the chairman of the elections committee. “At the end of the day, we need an initiative put before voters that will finally pass,” Nuñez said at a Capitol briefing. “It’s going to fail again unless we find a way to … get everybody to agree this is the right thing to do.” Nuñez had previously said he wouldn’t include congressional boundaries to avoid getting into an expensive battle with a well-funded opponent – his own party. Congressional Democrats oppose allowing an independent body to draw congressional district lines, fearing they could lose seats – and potentially control of Congress – while Republican legislatures in states such as Texas and Georgia could continue to draw boundaries that protect their advantages. Nuñez said he hopes to convince Pelosi that the measure won’t allow a “power grab” by Republicans. “If it’s good enough for the state Legislature,” he said, “it ought to be good enough for Congress. … But we do need to be smart about this.” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement, “We haven’t seen all of the specifics of Speaker Nuñez’s proposal. However, Speaker Pelosi has made it clear she supports a national standard.” Republicans assailed the other key component of Nuñez’s proposal, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which would turn over the map-drawing powers to the Little Hoover Commission. The 45-year old commission has a reputation for producing blistering reports critiquing government inefficiency and service. But its appointees are political: Of the nine citizen members who would draw the maps, five are appointed by the governor and the rest by the Senate and Assembly. last_img read more

Anti-gang funding questioned

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A day after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a tight city budget, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo complained Friday that a 1.5 percent reduction for his office will jeopardize his ability to prosecute gangs. Insisting it was a matter of policy rather than politics, Delgadillo said he will appeal to the City Council to give his office $3.7 million more than the nearly $97 million Villaraigosa proposed. Under Villaraigosa’s $6.78 billion budget, most departments would see their spending grow by 1 to 3 percent. Several others, however, would be cut, some as much as 11 percent. “What the mayor’s budget team is proposing is like asking the school district to build more schools but not provide the teachers,” Delgadillo said at a City Hall news conference where he was flanked by 14 staff members. “When I heard the mayor’s State of the City address on Wednesday night, I was inspired — inspired by his vision and his energy. When I saw this budget, I was disheartened,” Delgadillo said. Delgadillo said the proposed budget cuts money for seven gang prosecutors, three school prosecutors and 15 other prosecutorial jobs in his office. “I’m a good recruiter,” Delgadillo said, “but I can’t convince people to work here for free.” The City Attorney’s Office has 280 criminal prosecutors and a total staff of more than 850. Aides to the mayor said they looked forward to the discussion in the City Council when it reviews the budget. “The mayor asked the city attorney to be part of the effort to reduce spending, and he initially asked to increase his budget by more than $25 million,” spokesman Matt Szabo said. “The cuts that are being asked of the city attorney are less than most other departments.” The mayor’s budget plan would fund 11 existing jobs for gang prosecutors, but not seven proposed positions. Councilman Bernard Parks, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee that will review the mayor’s spending plan, said it is too early to comment on specific issues. “We are just beginning to analyze the budget to see what it contains,” Parks said. “I think we have to look at the revenue assumptions it is based on before we start looking at how we spend the money. And I want to see where it fits in with the City Council’s budget priorities.” — Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390rick.orlov@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Masoud signs for SA side Cape Town City

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma celebrating. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma has signed for South African Premier League side Cape Town City FC, the Premier Soccer League side confirmed on Tuesday.“Cape Town City is delighted to announce the acquisition of 21-year-old Kenyan international striker, and top scorer of the year Masoud Juma,” the South African top side announced on their official twitter account. Juma was the 2017 Kenyan Premier League top scorer with 17 goals after playing 23 matches, helping his Kariobangi Sharks finish third in their debut in the top flight league.The 2017 season saw Masoud score six goals in the GOtv Shied where Kariobangi Sharks were the losing finalists, and has five national team caps with one goal that he netted during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.The undisclosed transfer fee was accepted by Kariobangi Sharks after having offers from Europe and Egypt.“Juma will receive his work permit this week and fly to Cape Town on January 8 where he will meet his new teammates and begin preparing for CTCFC’s domestic and CAF campaigns,” the club posted on its social media pages.City coach Bennie McCarthy hailed the striker revealing that he will help solve his side’s scoring problem.“At just 21, Juma has proven to be Africa’s most prolific goalscorer. His quality is evident, as is the interest for him in Europe. He is still young and needs to be nurtured. But once he adapts and settles in, he has all the makings of a lethal out and out nine,” the club said on its official website.“Most of our goals come from midfielders. We’re building a team for the future so it’s nice to start putting together a group of young promising strikers who can score goals for the club going forward,” head coach McCarthy said.Masoud has previously featured for Shabana, Bandari and Sony Sugar in the Kenyan Premier League.Cape Town City are currently second on the South African Soccer Premier League table with 24 points, four behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns FC.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sofapaka hit Mathare to narrow Gor gap

first_imgBatoto ba Mungu had to live on the edge in the final minutes of the game after Mathare piled pressure, but they had just enough within themselves to ensure they pick their third consecutive win.Sofapaka broke the deadlock in the 10th minute when Aswani’s seemingly harmless header off an Elli Asieche free kick fizzled through keeper David Okello’s fingers and into the back of the net.It was a rewarding start for Sofapaka who seemed the most attacking of the two sides with Aswani having earlier had a shot off the left being saved by Okello. Quickly on the other end, Mathare broke off on the counter but Chris Oduor’s shot from Cliff Nyakeya’s tee up went wide. Aswani’s afternoon which had started brightly on a goal-scoring mood was however cut short abruptly when he had to limp off injured barely five minutes after scoring. He was replaced by Teddy Osok which now meant coach John Baraza had to re-arrange his tactical plan for the game.Mathare collected themselves up after conceding early and they made a response in the 18th minute when Omondi scored from the penalty spot after new signing Dennis Odhiambo handled inside the box.Sofapaka’s Mousa Omar closes down on Mathare United striker John Mwangi during a Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 8, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe game turned out to be an evenly balanced affair, the two sides doing their best to outwit each other especially in the middle of the pack. Mathare passed the ball nicely around the park, but they could not get that pass to break off the defense.On the half hour mark, Sofapaka came close when keeper Okello had to be at his best to tip the ball over for a corner from Piston Mutamba’s curling freekick from the left.Five minutes later, Sofapaka were 2-1 up from the penalty spot after Mutamba was axed in the box by keeper Okello after he intercepted a short back pass from left back David Owino back to the keeper. Asieche stepped up and converted.­­­­Batoto ba Mungu kept the engine running in the second half and they needed just three minutes to stretch their lead further when Mutamba got on the score sheet after breaking the offside trap from a ball headed back from a clearance before gliding past and slotting in an empty net.Mutamba should have had his brace on the hour mark after George Owino’s defensive header off a Yussuf Mohammed cross fell on his path but his eventual shot was wide.Two minutes later, Mutamba was in the thick of things once again when he cited an intelligent run from Waruru before feeding him, but the former Ulinzi hit man’s shot from the left went over.Against the run of play, Mathare pulled one back and started their journey for a memorable comeback when substitute Alphonce Ndonye struck a belter from inside the box catching keeper Wycliffe Kasaya off guard.Mathare piled the pressure in the consecutive minutes pushing Sofapaka back but they could not get a goal to pick at least a point off the tie.(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Sofapaka’s Elli Asieche chases down Mathare United striker Clifford Alwanga during a Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 8, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMACHAKOS, Kenya, Jul 8- Sofapaka moved to within nine points of Kenyan Premier League leaders Gor Mahia after beating fourth placed Mathare United 3-2 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday evening.Goals from Kepha Aswani, Elli Asieche and Piston Mutamba handed the 2009 champions maximum points despite Mathare coming off stronger in the final half hour of the game with Alphonce Ndonye’s goal after an hour giving them some hope, but they couldn’t go past that.last_img read more

Donna Black wins eggstra-special Easter Hamper​ from Greenes Shoes!

first_imgDonna Black from Glenswilly was the lucky winner of a wonderful giveaway at Greenes Shoes this Easter weekend.Donna was entered into a customer draw at the store this month to win a hamper full of easter goodies and a family pass to Lurgybrack Open Farm. She was presented with her hamper and tickets just in time for Easter and congratulated by Dearbhla Doherty (also pictured above) and the rest of the team at Greenes Shoes.Congratulations Donna! Keep up to date with all news and competitions from Greenes Shoes on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GreenesshoesAnd also check the new Spring Summer ranges on their website www.greenesshoes.com Donna Black wins eggstra-special Easter Hamper​ from Greenes Shoes! was last modified: April 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Easter hamperGreene’s Shoesprizelast_img read more