HOBART, Tasmania (CMC):The Big Bash League (BBL) has blasted comments by Chris Gayle made to a female reporter during a live television interview as “disrespectful and simply inappropriate” and says it will be meeting with the West Indies star over the matter.Following his explosive 41 for Melbourne Renegades yesterday at the Bellerive Oval here, Gayle openly flirted with Network TEN’s Mel McLaughlin during the interview, telling her: “I wanted to have an interview with you as well, that’s why I’m here.”He added: “I get to see your eyes for the first time, it’s nice. Hopefully we can win and go for a drink after.”Don’t blush, baby.”However, BBL head Anthony Everard said Gayle’s behaviour had no place in the glitzy Twenty20 tournament.CONDEMNATION”I heard Chris’ comments and they’re disrespectful and simply inappropriate. We’ll certainly be talking to him and the Renegades about it,” Everard said.”This league is all about its appeal to kids, families and females. There’s just no place in the BBL – or, for that matter, cricket anywhere – for that sort of behaviour.”The Renegades franchise also condemned Gayle’s remarks, echoing similar sentiments to those of the BBL head.”I heard Chris’ comments and we agree with both Cricket Australia and Channel TEN that they’re disrespectful and simply inappropriate,” Renegades Chief Executive Stuart Coventry said.”We’ll certainly be talking to him in association with Cricket Australia about it. The Melbourne Renegades is all about its appeal to kids, families and females. There’s just no place for that sort of behaviour.”Channel 10 subsequently announced they would be dropping Gayle as an interview option.”We won’t be using (Gayle) in the game anymore,” Channel TEN’s head of sport David Barham said. “Unless things change in the next few days, it’s not happening.”Renegades captain Aaron Finch, with whom Gayle shared a sizzling 84-run first-wicket partnership off 36 balls to set up yesterday’s win over Hobart Hurricanes, said the Jamaican had apologised to McLaughlin.”Chris has apologised to Mel. As an organisation, we don’t condone it,” Finch said following the five-wicket win.”Between Chris and everyone else, they’ve addressed it … he’s apologised.”
Plenary and executive sessions in the Chambers of the Senate will be officially put on hold when Senators of the 53rd Legislature go on a two-week Easter break. The Senators are expected to use the break to carry on a sensitization and awareness campaign on the outbreak of the Ebola virus.The Senate’s break comes in the wake of decisions taken by the Upper House aimed at containing the virus that has already taken at least 10 lives.The first action by the Senate plenary during news of the outbreak was a unanimous vote requesting President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to declare a state of emergency and subsequently close Liberia’s borders with neighboring countries. It is, however, not clear whether the House of Representatives will concur with the Senators.Authorities at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare had earlier informed the Government that to effectively fight and contain the virus, it needs a budget of US$1.2 million.On Thursday, the Liberian Legislature requested the Executive to re-enforce the moratorium on all hunting activities until the country is free of the deadly Ebola virus.The Legislature assured the relevant ministries and agencies of Government and international partners of its support to rapidly respond and prevent any further spread of the virus in Liberia.During a Joint Leadership meeting at the Capitol Building attended by the Chairman of the Cabinet, Internal Affairs Minister, Health authorities and the Resident Representative of the World Health Organization, the Legislature was briefed on the current situation and measures the Health Ministry is implementing to arrest the threat the Ebola virus poses to Liberians.Both House Speaker Alex Tyler and Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley assured health authorities during the meeting that the Legislature would help mobilize resources to upgrade surveillance for case management, infection control and social mobilization.The Acting Chairman of the Cabinet, Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly, and Health Minister, Dr. Walter Traub Gwenigale, told the Legislature that with support from their partners, they would continue to provide the necessary guidance, updates and resources to contain the outbreak.Meanwhile, in view of suggested measures to prevent the virus’ outbreak in schools and congested areas, the Legislature has called on the Ministry of Education to adjust the 2014 School Calendar by announcing an early Easter Break in Schools around the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has disclosed that Robert A. Sirleaf declined his appointment as Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Liberia to Brussels. However, the House’s Joint Committee is unsure of the details surrounding Sirleaf’s refusal to take up the position, and has requested detailed evidence on the rejection.The co-Chairman on the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Larry P. Younquoi, told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview via mobile phone yesterday that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week informed the Joint Committee in a preliminary investigation that Mr. Sirleaf did indeed reject his appointment. “Besides asking the ministry to provide us with documents to prove whether Mr. Sirleaf resigned or immediately resigned after his informal or formal appointment, we also asked them to furnish us with all the embassies that have Consular of Commercial Affairs,” Rep. Younquoi said.“Plenary has already given us an additional week, and we hope to report before Tuesday, July 19.”On Thursday, July 7th during the 43rd Day sitting, the House’s Plenary unanimously granted an additional one week extension to the Joint Committee owing to an appeal from Rep. Younquoi.Though Rep. Younquoi did not say, an aide in his office said the Foreign Ministry has also admitted to Mr. Sirleaf’s appointment, which has been since 2011, but was made public on February 26, 2016 under the signature of Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Sylvester M. Grisgsby in a letter to the Charge d’Affaires at Liberia’s embassy in Belgium, Comfort Swengbe.It may be recalled that the House’s Plenary, on June 28 during the 40th Day Sitting, mandated two of its leadership committees, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs, to conduct a thorough probe and advice the august Body within a week, on why the President’s son should not be held in contempt.Plenary’s decision was prompted owing to a letter from Maryland County District # 2 Representative, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, urging his colleagues to invite the President’s son and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to explain about the commercial benefits that have been accrued to Liberia since Sirleaf’s role as Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the Liberian Embassy in Brussels.Dr. Chambers, who is also Chairman on National Defense, argued that Mr. Sirleaf was appointed as Counselor for Commercial Affairs on February 6, 2012, while he was serving as Senior Advisor to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Chairman on the Board of Directors of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).According to Mr. Sirleaf’s letter of appointment, a copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer, written by Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Sylvester M. Grisgsby to the Charge d’Affaires, Comfort Swengbe:“Mr. Sirleaf’s appointment reflects Government’s desire to intensify and deepen commercial and investment relations between Liberia and Belgium in particular and the European Union in general. Although the appointment was made nearly a year ago, it is now being effected especially after the inauguration as an indication of the trust of the new administration to engage the private sector of Belgium and the EU in Liberia’s reconstruction and economic development.” It may also be recalled that in September 2013, Mr. Sirleaf resigned his two top posts as NOCAL Chairman and Advisor to the President.It has been established that the President’s 56 year-old son did not resign voluntarily, but did so in an attempt to bolster the President’s ‘willingness’ to curb nepotism in her government amidst bad press and international pressure.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Country Motocross Association held another Tournament with their circuit on July 6 and 7 in Fort Nelson.A variety of classes, from four-year-olds to 40 plus, took part this event.This Tournament was the eighth within the 2019 circuit.- Advertisement -The next Tournament is July 20 in Peace River, Alberta.Here are some of the results for the top three from each class:MX 2 INT/EXP:Advertisement Spencer Cage – 20:31.58Timber Wuthrich – 20:56.89Riley Sorensen – 20:57.75MX 3 NOV/JR:Tyrel Conley – 9:57.02Kiegan Dodd – 10:05.12Jason Ruecker – 10:21.57Ladies:Hayley Wuthrich – 12:35.47Caslynd Plante – 12:47.66Michelle Mazur – 13:08.06Full results can be found here.
No. 6 Florida 77, Arkansas 56 as the Gators (29-5) claimed their third consecutive SEC tournament title. Al Horford collected 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Joakim Noah had 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists No. 8 North Carolina 89, North Carolina State 80 Brandan Wright and Wayne Ellington tossed in 16 points apiece for the Tar Heels (28-6), who won their 16th ACC tournament title but their first since 1998. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sherron Collins scored 20 points, and Brandon Rush and Julian Wright each had 19 to help Kansas rally from a 22-point deficit and beat Texas 88-84 in overtime in the Big 12 championship game Sunday. Durant, the Big 12 player of the year, matched his career high with 37 points but took only two shots and did not score in overtime. Russell Robinson hit a jumper from the left wing to put Kansas (30-4) on top 83-81 with 2:19 left in the extra period, and Wright made a free throw to push the lead to three. D.J. Augustin had a 3-point attempt and a runner in the lane blocked on consecutive Texas possessions, and Darnell Jackson’s two free throws extended Kansas’ lead to 86-81 with 13.2 seconds left. No. 1 Ohio State 66, No. 3 Wisconsin 49 Mike Conley scored 18 points, Ron Lewis had 17, and the Buckeyes (30-3) beat the Badgers (29-5) to win their second Big Ten tournament championship. OKLAHOMA CITY – As coach Bill Self cut down the nets to commemorate Kansas’ second consecutive Big 12 tournament title, a shout came from the crowd: “And now a national championship!” After surviving another stellar effort by Texas’ Kevin Durant, the second-ranked Jayhawks appear primed to make a run at another set of nets.
0Shares0000All over: Diego Maradona quit as coach of Fujairah in the UAE on Friday © AFP/File / KARIM SAHIBBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Apr 28 – Diego Maradona resigned as coach of United Arab Emirates second division club Al Fujairah on Friday after his team failed to gain promotion, his lawyer Matias Morla announced.Argentine legend Maradona, a former World Cup winner and one of football’s most divisive figures, said he was stepping down after a 1-1 draw against Khorfakkan. “After today’s match, and having failed to achieve the objective of promotion, Diego Maradona will no longer be the coach of the team,” tweeted Moria.The lawyer insisted that the decision “had been a mutual agreement” with the club and that he wished Al Fujairah “the best”.Maradona, 57, was appointed coach in May last year with the task of getting Al Fujairah back into the top flight after a two-year absence.However, Friday’s result meant that the team cannot finish any higher than third in the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
4. Centre back: John Terry (titles in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2015 and 2017) – Little needs to be written of Chelseas Captain, Leader, Legend. Terry will never be forgotten at Stamford Bridge, going down in history among the greatest players to ever wear the Chelsea shirt. 11 10. Centre forward: Didier Drogba (titles in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2015) – Drogba slowly settled into the Chelsea team, but after establishing his spot up top he never looked back. He scored 164 in two spells with the club, helping the club to four Premier League titles. And the rest. 2. Right back: Cesar Azpilicueta (titles in 2015 and 2017) – Azpilicueta is Chelsea’s Mr. Reliable. Whether at left-back, centre-back or right-back, the Spaniard almost always delivers for his manager. He’s established a place in the hearts of the Stamford Bridge faithful. 8. Centre midfield: Frank Lampard (titles in 2005, 2006 and 2010) – It wouldn’t be an all-time Chelsea XI without Frank Lampard featuring. It’ll take a very, very special talent to come close to breaking his record as the Premier League’s highest scoring midfielder and as Chelsea’s all-time top scorer. 11 1. Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (won the title in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2015) – click the arrow above, right, to check out our full all-time XI made up of Chelsea’s Premier League title-winners – Thibaut Courtois may have forced Cech out of the club, but his status as Chelsea’s greatest goalkeeper is so far unchallenged. The Blues’ current number one has a long way to go before being spoken of in the same glowing terms as Cech, even if he did join rivals Arsenal. 11 3. Centre back: Ricardo Carvalho (titles in 2005, 2006 and 2010) – One of Jose Mourinho’s best signings during his two spells in London, Carvalho developed an instant understanding with John Terry in the heart of Chelsea’s defence. They went on to form one of the most formidable centre-back partnerships in Premier League history. 7. Centre midfield: Claude Makelele (titles in 2005 and 2006) – The heir to Claude Makelele’s throne. Kante might only just be approaching his one-year anniversary as a Chelsea player, but already he’ll be remembered among the best midfielders to play for the club. The Frenchman has been imperative to their title success this season. 5. Left back: Ashley Cole (won the title with Chelsea in 2010) – During the peak years of his career, Cole was widely considered the best left-back in world football. It’s difficult to think of any better in this position in Premier League history. 11 11 11 Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team have joined an exclusive list of those to win the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge.In the days following their confirmed triumph for the season, there has been plenty of comparisons between the current crop of players and those who have previously claimed the honour.So in an all-time Premier League title-winning team, who would make the cut for Chelsea?Scroll through the gallery above to find out which XI has been selected in our team. 11 11 11 9. Right attack: Joe Cole (titles in 2005 and 2006) – It’s a tough call between Cole and Arjen Robben, and the former gets the nod from us. He played an integral role to Chelsea’s first Premier League title in 2005, with the winger taking full advantage of injuries to Robben and Damien Duff. The next season resulted in a second successive title and he earned his place in the PFA Team of the Year. 11 11 6. Centre midfield: N’Golo Kante (2017 title winner) – Kante might only just be approaching his one-year anniversary as a Chelsea player, but already he’ll be remembered among the best midfielders to play for the club. The Frenchman has been imperative to their title success this season. The heir to Claude Makelele’s throne. 11. Left attack: Eden Hazard (titles in 2015 and 2017) – Hazard was the outstanding player in the title win of 2014/15 and ran Kante close this season. He’s made history of his terrible 2015/16 campaign to return to being one of the Premier League’s most intimidating forwards.
Rosses AC News:The marathon group continues with large numbers getting together as they follow the training plan with the Donegal Half Marathon very much on the radar for most and the full marathon this Sunday 23rd August. Good luck to all. The Annual Ballyare 10km race & walk took place last Friday with great runs by Ciaran McGonigle (34:32) and Noel Diver (36:15) to finish 2nd and 3rd in Ballyare 10k. On Saturday last there was a great victory for young Rann na Feirsde lad Odhrán Mac Ruairí who ran strongly to hold off Michael Logue with Fionnuala Diver a close 3rd in what was a most enjoyable event, the occasion being the Family Fun Day in aid of Annagry Hall. The Aranmore 5k is on this Saturday 22nd August.Paul McGee continues to coordinate and lead the training groups and anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528. Any information for notes please email Michael.email@example.com or text on 0866003527.ROSSES AC ATHLETE CIARAN MCGONIGLE IN FINE FORM AT BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 18th, 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:Sport
Getty 1 England ended their long penalty drought against Colombia This World Cup has been one of the most dramatic in recent memory.And with extra-time in the equation, there is always the potential for a marathon game once the group stages are done and dusted. What happens if a World Cup knockout game finishes as a draw?The World Cup follows the same rules as you’d see in the Champions League or FA Cup.If the game is a stalemate after 90 minutes, we head into 30 minutes of extra-time.There is no longer a golden goal or silver goal rule in the World Cup, which was ditched following Euro 2004.The players will complete the full 30 minutes – and if they still can’t be separated, its the dreaded spot-kicks.England have gone to extra-time just once so far in their World Cup adventure, following the 1-1 draw with Colombia.They held their nerve from the spot to record a first penalty shootout win ever in a World Cup.
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Getty MONEY huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News BEST OF no dice shining RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Chelsea are just one of five Premier League clubs being investigated over alleged illegal practices, though the others remain unnamed by Mediapart, the French website helping distribute documents obtained by Football Leaks.However, FIFA confirmed last year that Manchester City, reigning Premier League champions and current league leaders, were under review for their conduct involving youth players. REVEALED 2 REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Chelsea are alleged to have broken to rules to sign Bertrand Traore, the forward who now plays for Lyon. He officially signed for the Stamford Bridge club on January 1, 2014 – the first day of the first transfer window following his 18th birthday.However, FIFA are believed to have learned that Traore had actually played for Chelsea’s Under-18s when he was still just 16, while the club later admitted to agreeing a deal with the player’s mother for first-refusal on his signature, back in 2011. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Chelsea are one of five Premier League clubs being investigated by FIFA over possible violations of rules on signing under-18 foreign players.FIFA’s regulations prevent overseas players under the age of 18 moving to a club in a new country unless their parents have emigrated for non-footballing reasons, or if both the club and player in question are based with 50km of a national border. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade FIFA have opened investigations into five top flight clubs 2 Questions have been raised over Chelsea’s deal to sign Bertrand Traore, pictured above playing for Chelsea before his 18th birthday A Chelsea statement read: “The club has fully co-operated with Fifa and has provided comprehensive evidence demonstrating its compliance with the applicable Fifa regulations. We will not comment further on speculation concerning confidential contracts or player related matters.”Should they be found guilty of breaking FIFA’s regulations, Chelsea face a transfer ban lasting two years, or four transfer windows.