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UEFA increases Nasri’s doping ban to 18 months

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 file photo, Sevilla’s Samir Nasri controls the ball during the Champions League Group H soccer match between Dinamo Zagreb and Sevilla, at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Croatia. Former France midfielder Samir Nasri’s doping ban has been increased from six to 18 months following an appeal from UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)NYON, Switzerland — Former France midfielder Samir Nasri’s doping ban has been increased from six to 18 months following an appeal from UEFA’s ethics and disciplinary inspector.The player was suspended for six months in February following an investigation into intravenous drip treatment he received in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES The 31-year-old Nasri, who also had a spell with Arsenal, recently had his contract terminated at Antalyaspor of Turkey.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Column: Bookies go from pariahs to partners in NBA deal 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 awardcenter_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ A Los Angeles clinic, Drip Doctors, posted a photo of Nasri on its Facebook and Twitter accounts in December 2016, saying it provided the midfielder with a drip “to help keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season.”The clinic described it as an infusion to boost the immune system.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UEFA said on Wednesday the 18-month ban for Nasri, who is currently without a club, would be backdated to start from July 2017.At the time of his treatment, he was on loan at Spanish team Sevilla from Manchester City. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

‘Around the Fire Hearth’

first_imgThe Flomo Theater Production, Inc. will this weekend (January 17 – 19, 2014) present the “Around the Fire Hearth Festival” under the theme “Peace and Reconciliation through Culture and Sport” in the historical town of Dimeh, Bomi County, in memory of the late great Liberian cultural icon, Peter Y. Ballah.Dimeh Town is located about 45 minutes’ drive north of Monrovia.The three-day event will host over 500 artists and aims to attract 2,000 visitors from different social, political and tribal backgrounds to enjoy Liberian dramas, folk dances, songs and folk tales to promote peace, reconciliation and democracy, and will make for good cultural appreciation, Liberia style.The festival will be officially launched on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:30PM by the District Commissioner, Hon. Foday Sayon.  On Saturday, January 16, a one-day football tournament composed of four teams will take place, including Dimeh Town, Vincent Town, Balawala International and FC Piyonkosa. The two losers will struggle for a third-place prize, while the two finalists will show their talents for the giant Silver Trophy and cash. Awards will be given to the highest goal scorer, best goalkeeper and most valuable player. Saturday, evening will see rich cultural and musical performances from talented artists and masked dancers.On Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00pm, Liberia’s Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai will dedicate a Peace Hut monument in memory of the late Peter Y. Ballah in Dimeh Town, Bomi County.   January 19, 2014, will mark one year since the late Liberian cultural icon Peter Y. Ballah was laid to rest next to his mentor, the late author and playwright Bai T. Moore, in Dimeh Town, Bomi County. Commonly known as “Flomo”, the late Ballah was one of the most famous comedians, story tellers and playwrights this country has produced.“Flomo”, the lead character of Ballah’s famous drama series by the same name, aired on ELTV in the mid 1980s with unforgettable episodes including, “Flomo yard, hold your nose and pass”; “Da me Flomo with my children eating ice cream in the car”; and “The news in brief by Flomo in brief”.Even off air, Mr. Peter Yarpkawolo Ballah popularly known as “Flomo” because he played the part so well on television. He effectively added comedy to his act as a way of attracting peoples’ attention to whatever messages he tried to convey.  Thus, “Flomo” became a household name in and out of Liberia. His co-artists dubbed him the “Mamakumeh”, meaning the wise old man or professor.Mr. Peter Y. Ballah had a natural talent for art, which he followed eventually into a professional career.  He organized drama and cultural groups in every school at which he taught. During his time at the Gbarnga United Methodist Junior High School (1969 – 1972), Ballah, then a French teacher, organized a school drama and cultural troupe. Their brilliant performances earned them popularity in the entire Bong County.  Hon. Harry Greaves, Sr., superintendent of Bong County at that time was very impressed with the young artistic talents and later asked the school to name the troupe, “Bong County Cultural Troupe”.  Mr. Peter Y. Ballah trained and directed the Bong County Cultural Troupe on a voluntary basis because of the passion he had for culture. The Troupe under his leadership was invited to the 125th Independence Day Celebration in Sanniquille, Nimba County in 1972. The performance of the Troupe impressed the late William R. Tolbert, Jr., President of the Republic of Liberia and his special guest, the late Ahmed Sekou Toure, President of the Republic of Guinea and led President Tolbert to recommend Ballah to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.At the Ministry, Ballah served in an escalating capacity, beginning as Stage Director for the National Cultural Troupe in 1972.  In ’73 he became Director of the National Cultural Troupe and led it successfully through many cultural showcases and extravaganzas in Algeria, Nigeria, United States and other parts of the world until 1980.  In 1982, he rose to Assistant Director General National, Bureau of Culture and Tourism and finally, in 1987, Director of Culture at the Ministry of Information. Because of the simple Liberian English he normally used, many people believed that Ballah was uneducated; this was not true.He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Torino Polytechnic, Republic of Italy in 1966 and a year later, BA in Education at the University of Paris in France. Mr. Peter Y. Ballah returned to his native land, Liberia in 1968.  He spoke Italian, French and English.In 2008, he started the establishment of Bai Tamia Moore Cultural Village and Research center in memory of his late mentor in Dimeh Town, Dewoin District, Bomi County. Since that time a good number of national and international tourists continue to visit this historical site. “We believe that the Bai T. Moore Culture Village and Research Center will explore, preserve and promote the rich Liberian cultural heritage through dances, folklore, and arts and craft,” says Siafa Ballah, son of the late Peter Ballah and the man at the helm of Flomo Theater Productions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Union backtracks on Election Day pay

first_img“I’m a teacher. Taxpayers pay us not to work on political campaigns on school time, and this is school time,” Seaman said. “And I don’t like to be kind of tricked into doing something that’s dishonest and unethical, where I can get fired and lose my credential.” District policy calls for teachers to show proof of attending professional staff development. Kaz, an experienced chapter chairman, said he misunderstood which button to tell teachers to push. “I was always told to push number six to avoid getting charged illness time. I gave the teachers the wrong information,” said Kaz, who teaches government, economics and U.S. history. “It’s funny, I did that yesterday and Tuesday and nobody told me it was the wrong number to push. I’m going to have to send out an e-mail before people start dialing in. “Now I know, and I won’t do it again.” A teachers union official encouraged those who plan to volunteer on Election Day for school board member Jon Lauritzen to say they wanted the day off for “professional development” – meaning the district would have to pay for the substitute, not the union, a Reseda High School teacher said Friday. Ed Kaz, the school’s union chapter chairman, suggested to a couple dozen teachers Friday that if they called LAUSD’s automated system to request a substitute teacher Tuesday, to press six for “professional development,” English teacher Robert Seaman said. Lauritzen, who’s running against Tamar Galatzan and Louis Pugliese for a San Fernando Valley seat, was present at the meeting. Teachers can take a day off to campaign, but they have to press three for “special school funded” for a substitute, since that funding will come from United Teachers Los Angeles. Close to 30 people have volunteered to work on Lauritzen’s campaign from Reseda High, Kaz said. UTLA Vice President Josh Pechthalt emphasized that the union’s policy is to pay for substitutes when teachers want to campaign. (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S Garth Brooks superfan Edel Kirwan Roulston has made it to Croke Park….but she had to make do with a cardboard cut-out of her hero.Edel was one of many fans who couldn’t get tickets for the original show…months before the cancellation.So Brooks called Highland Radio and promised tickets for Edel. Alas it wasn’t to be (and we’re not going to go into why AGAIN!)So here’s Edel, friends and Mr Brooks pictured today – outside Croke Park!“There was no-one else to be seen,” said a sad Edel.  GARTH BROOKS SUPERFAN MAKES IT TO CROKE PARK – TO ‘MEET’ THE STAR! was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:concertEdel KirwanGarth Brookslast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny General HospitalDeputy Charlie McConalogue says the situation with cancelled procedures and soaring waiting lists for orthodontic treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital is nothing short of a scandal. Staff shortages and damaged and broken equipment have seen these waiting lists escalate over recent months.He says that some children have been waiting more than two years for orthodontic treatment. Mr. McConalogue explained, “I have been contacted by a number of worried parents whose children are being forced to wait for months for orthodontic treatment despite being classified as urgent cases. This is a completely unacceptable situation. I have raised this issue with the Health Minister on numerous occasions, who has confirmed that dental nurse post has been vacant for most of last year.“On top of the staffing issues at the hospital, there are also major equipment problems – three of the dental chairs in the department have been broken for months and the Saolta Hospital Group has refused to take responsibility for the damage.“One parent told me that her daughter has been on a waiting list for 22 months and has been told that she will have to wait at least another 6 months to have the treatment carried out at LUH, or go to Sligo, where they delay may not be as long.“The most recent stats reveal that at the end of November there were 260 children categorised as “urgent” on the waiting list – 118 are waiting more than 2 years. It is an outrageous situation that children are being forced to wait years for treatment because of staffing delays and broken equipment. It is high time that the Health Minister intervened and addressed these unacceptable waiting times”. CHILDREN WAITING TWO YEARS FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT – McCONALOGUE was last modified: February 14th, 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:Charlie McConlaoguedonegalorthodontic teratmentlast_img read more


first_imgThe Glenswilly Under 10s team who had a super day at the Fingallians Football Festival. ALL PICS BY KIND PERMISSION OF GERALDINE DIVER.GLENSWILLY’S BRILLIANT DAY AT FINGALLIANS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGlenswilly U10slast_img read more

Rhine Named MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week For the Second Straight Week

first_imgRhine is averaging 16.3 points, which ranks fourth in the MVC and 10.3 rebounds, which ranks second in the Valley behind a 55.1 shooting clip, which also ranks fourth in the league.Rhine and her teammates travel to Canada for their next three games for the inaugural Vancouver Showcase in Vancouver, British Columbia. Drake starts the three-day tournament against Rutgers on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) and will play two more games, Nov. 23 and 24, in Vancouver. Print Friendly Version Coming off the bench, Rhine posted her third double-double of the season in the victory over South Dakota in the team’s home opener with 11 points and 10 rebounds behind 5-of-9 shooting, including knocking down one three-pointer. She just missed another double-double in the win over CSUN with a season and game-high 24 points and eight rebounds. Rhine went 10-for-20 against the Matadors, including making another three-pointer and added one block, one assist and one steal. ST. LOUIS – Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week, the MVC office announced Monday, Nov. 19.last_img read more

Mujib Kasule to challenge Magogo in Fufa poll

first_imgBakiika (L) hands Magogo his nomination form. Courtesy. FOOTBALL. Proline director and head coach Mujib Kasule jumped into the Fufa presidential election fray yesterday officially picking nomination forms to challenge Eng. Moses Magogo’s pursuit for a second term in Fufa House.The incumbent and Kasule yesterday picked the nomination forms after fulfilling the payment process with the Fufa Electoral Commission and look set to be the two candidates to battle it out ahead of the August 5 election that will take place in Masindi District.A third hopeful, SC Villa’s Ben Misagga, did not return bankslips as a requirement for picking the nomination forms. Misagga had been heavily linked with the country’s football top executive job, but his no-show leaves the race open to Magogo and his erstwhile deputy.Sam Bakiika, the Fufa electoral commission chair, said Kasule booked Friday 2:30pm and Magogo at 4pm to return their nomination forms and be declared candidates if they full all the requirements.MagogoEng. Moses Magogo, a Caf Executive Committee member, also chairs the Caf beach soccer and Futsal committees, positions he was elected to recently.Magogo’s quest for another term in office look a formality after delivering on the chalice that is Africa Cup of Nations qualifications, ending almost four decades of painful near misses and unfulfilled promises by his predecessors.Under his leadership, the local football organisation has seen a semblance of sanity, bar wrangles that saw DStv pullout of sponsorship of the local league after falling out with the Fufa.The local league has since revamped under Azam sponsorship and many clubs are looking stable.Bakiika hands Kasule his nomination form. Courtesy.Mujib KasuleKasule is a former Fufa vice president in charge of the super league and technical, a position he resigned from three years ago because his team (Proline) had been relegated to the Big league.The former KCCA FC and Uganda Cranes player comes into the race to try to upstage the incumbent for a four-year term in office. A Kasule victory would be one of the most biggest sporting event upsets in Uganda’s history.Commentslast_img read more

SETI Will Turn 50 in 2010

first_imgThere hasn’t been much news about SETI lately, but expect more in the coming year.  In April 1960, 50 years ago, Frank Drake began the first SETI search with radio telescopes called Project Ozma (see SETI Institute description).  No undeniable signal of intelligent origin was found that year or in the 50 years since, despite increases in search sensitivity and scope by many orders of magnitude.  Drake, now 50 years older and wiser, is still considered a founding father of SETI and is featured prominently on the SETI Institute website.  The SETI Institute fired up its most powerful search tool ever this year: the Allen Telescope Array (financed prominently by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen; see 10/12/2007).    There will probably be an increase in reporting and hoopla about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence in 2010.  New Scientist mentioned this on December 23.  Actually, 2009 was a 50th anniversary for SETI, too.  Last September, Nature printed an editorial supporting SETI on the 50th anniversary of the first scientific paper that presented, in 1959, the possibility of a search using radio frequencies (09/20/2009).  The Editorial said, “Regardless of how exhaustively the Galaxy is searched, the null result of radio silence doesn’t rule out the existence of alien civilizations.  It means only that those civilizations might not be using radio to communicate.”  Nature didn’t mention the other possibility – that there are no aliens.If any business were celebrating 50 years of good intentions but absolute failure, the press would have a field day mocking them.  SETI, however, is forgiven, because its occult practitioners are materialists and pro-Darwin.  They get a free pass into the scientific community, otherwise known as the Darwin Thought Collective.    Project Ozma was inspired by the Wizard of Oz tale.  And they thought Darwin skeptics were not in Kansas any more (04/21/2005).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Digital TV for SA by 2010

first_img28 May 2007State-owned signals provider Sentech is on course to providing about 80% digital terrestrial transmission coverage by the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.Delivering her department’s budget in Parliament in Cape Town last week, Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri said Sentech intends to launch at least one high definition television satellite channel in time for the World Cup.She said the company would also build a second teleport to provide additional capacity needed for the satellite uplink.In line with the government’s technology plan for 2010, the SA Broadcasting Corporation also plans to have six more high definition units in place by end of 2009.“The implementation of this strategy will meet a number of Asgi-SA objectives, as well as delivery of service to under-serviced second economy areas,” Matsepe-Casaburri said.“We have established a body to oversee the rollout of digital migration in South Africa and we have called it the Digital Dzonga (South).”South Africa’s Cabinet approved the move for the country’s digital migration process to be switched on by 1 November 2008, with analogue signals set to be switched off on 1 November 2011.She said that set-top boxes would enable South Africans to access digital signals using their analogue television sets.South Africa is to begin growing its set-top box manufacturing and maintenance capability, providing an additional boost for job creation in the country.Local contentMatsepe-Casaburri added that new television channels would grow from the migration, requiring the development of more local television content and thus supporting the growth of the country’s creative industries.“New industries such as animation will flourish,” the minister said, noting that the National Electronic Media Institute of SA (Nemisa) was establishing a digital content hub that would facilitate the production of animated and e-learning products and enable South Africa to become the “digital repository of its own historical and cultural content.“Already our own Magic Cellar children’s programme has found resonance in the USA, where HBO has indicated interest.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more